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Forum: USA Politics 1st October 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
What's stupid is that natural disasters are...

What's stupid is that natural disasters are gimmes for local politicians, provided they aren't totally inept or corrupt. We have systems and procedures in place. All they have to do is follow the...
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
mmmmmmm....doesn't it though? Do you think party...

mmmmmmm....doesn't it though? Do you think party leaders publicly backing one candidate, enforcing previously unenforced rules, going to their friends in the press, and making up new rules...
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
nom'd

nom'd
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
Because getting your story out first is more...

Because getting your story out first is more important. It will get repeated ad nauseam before anyone takes the slightest glance at it. And then you can just claim it is a hit by the lamestream...
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By Donal
I'll tell you what: when Republicans stop trying...

I'll tell you what: when Republicans stop trying to tell us Tommie Tuberville and Herschel Walker are valid Senate candidates, I'll give a flying &*(% what any of them have to say about the level of...
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
Lent is 40 days for Catholics. I have no idea if...

Lent is 40 days for Catholics. I have no idea if Mastriano himself identifies as Catholic.



Strange how they think its OK for others to suffer because people in the past did, but don't seem to...
Forum: USA Politics 29th September 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,876
Posted By Donal
Probably cheating on him again. Or he can't deal...

Probably cheating on him again. Or he can't deal with her success as a cult leader
Forum: USA Politics 29th September 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By Donal
Since she is such a strong advocate of tradition...

Since she is such a strong advocate of tradition in the Senate, I'm sure she advocates bringing back the rule that the Senator trying to filibuster must actually stand and speak the entire time,...
Forum: USA Politics 29th September 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
and when pictures of him at Golden Coral come out...

and when pictures of him at Golden Coral come out he will explain that he meant "spiritual fasting" or some nonsense.

What really concerns me is that I think a lot of these nutters have no...
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Donal
So the top law enforcement official in Texas saw...

So the top law enforcement official in Texas saw a stranger near his house and fled? Rather than stand his ground? That sounds like a California type of reaction.
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
He's answering a question no one asked, which...

He's answering a question no one asked, which just poses the question. And he isn't just saying he's not a progressive. If you cut the last 3 seconds of the seconds of that second video, you'd think...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 27th September 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Donal
the basic version of Davinci is free and open...

the basic version of Davinci is free and open sourced
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
Wisconsin is a progressive haven? News to me. ...

Wisconsin is a progressive haven? News to me.

Katie Porter and Mike Levin both flipped seats that had been solid red for decades. How? They spoke to people and sold their ideas.
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
Again, a point you can't seem to understand, this...

Again, a point you can't seem to understand, this is not about appealing to progressives. Why is he evening attacking them? Do you think anyone who is on the fence about Tim Ryan's position on...
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
When? When has a progressive run in a supposed...

When? When has a progressive run in a supposed "moderate" district, been given the same support as any moderate Democrat running in a similar district, and lost worse than a moderate Democrat?

Or...
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
No, it's "stop apologizing for bing Democrats and...

No, it's "stop apologizing for bing Democrats and attacking your own base in order to apeal to white supremacists".



*hackcoughsherrodbrown* Enough with the "progressives don't win" argument...
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
Don't get me wrong, they've done better than I...

Don't get me wrong, they've done better than I expected, but they still fell short of what they could.
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
So, it seems we're going to have a split...

So, it seems we're going to have a split legislature. Republicans will most likely end up with an even slimmer majority that what the Democrats currently have in the House. Dems seem like they will...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,760
Posted By Donal
It really amazes how much of our society...

It really amazes how much of our society functions on the assumption that the people in charge actually being interested in doing their jobs. And it depresses me that its the reason we're failing so...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 18,059
Posted By Donal
people have tried to sue over wasted tax dollars....

people have tried to sue over wasted tax dollars. It doesn't work.
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 18,059
Posted By Donal
That's been going on for years. And major cities...

That's been going on for years. And major cities don't just receive those riders. They also will send them off too. The problem is, there's very little consideration for where the person is actually...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 18,059
Posted By Donal
You just described housing first initiatives...

You just described housing first initiatives which have been really successful in the cities they are tried. Given how rough New England winters can be, they should start that in Massachusetts.
...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By Donal
Does it really matter if the boot on your neck...

Does it really matter if the boot on your neck comes from the feds, the state, the county, or your landlord? You'll find a lot of overlap between those groups.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,547
Posted By Donal
I wonder if the number of stab wounds speaks to...

I wonder if the number of stab wounds speaks to her mental state at the time
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,547
Posted By Donal
Is there an actual criminal defense attorney who...

Is there an actual criminal defense attorney who can clarify whether an abuse victim can claim "Self defense" in a situation like this? Seems like that's the kind of person who would have relevant...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Donal
It doesn't take a lot of grey matter to use...

It doesn't take a lot of grey matter to use Signal or Telegram.
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Donal
Unless they already have the device of another...

Unless they already have the device of another participant in the conversation, the developer already gave them the decryption keys/relevant data, or they already decrypted it themselves.
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Donal
Location data, verify what other devices have...

Location data, verify what other devices have been in proximity to it and when, and a whole lot of things you don't even realize your smartphone records. Also, yes, deleted data can be restored. ...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By Donal
We currently have a major party that is...

We currently have a major party that is advocating book burning over teaching the real history of the United States. They want to preserve their own precious little fee fees rather than let future...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By Donal
Better yet, they used that family fortune to...

Better yet, they used that family fortune to become shareholders and board members of a private prison company.
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By Donal
I'm sure there will be many references to...

I'm sure there will be many references to accomplished scholars. Particularly those with expertise in African American history.



So was the ratification of the Constitution. Do you still think...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
I understand that Alaska generally doesn't...

I understand that Alaska generally doesn't particularly like her, mainly because of how she has acted since being brought onto McCain's campaign. It wasn't even her extreme views that did her in. It...
Forum: USA Politics 9th September 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,340
Posted By Donal
is it a riot if it's the police initiating it? Or...

is it a riot if it's the police initiating it? Or is it just self-defense?
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,340
Posted By Donal
This doesn't seem to be facilitated, supported,...

This doesn't seem to be facilitated, supported, or enabled by the party itself.

Dude murdered someone and is going to prison. that's how it is supposed to work.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th September 2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 9,057
Posted By Donal
damn it, why did you have to spoil the fun of...

damn it, why did you have to spoil the fun of white people trying to define woke? I mean the irony of some of these comments was delicious.
Forum: USA Politics 2nd September 2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
So, it seems RCV worked just fine. Voters...

So, it seems RCV worked just fine. Voters preferred a centrist Democrat to a far-right Republican. a third of them simply preferred a slightly less far-right Republican a little more.
Forum: USA Politics 2nd September 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Donal
You're too emotionally invested in neoliberalism?...

You're too emotionally invested in neoliberalism? You have become an ideological extreme centrist?



This is MAGA levels of projection.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
Any system that prevents Sarah Palin from holding...

Any system that prevents Sarah Palin from holding office works just fine. If Alaska didn't use RCV, would she even have been there?
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
There is no perfect. Someone will be unhappy,...

There is no perfect. Someone will be unhappy, mainly because it is a competition. The problem you cited in the case of Alaska isn't with RCV, but rather the current makeup of one of the major parties.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
...and...? Palin had less appeal than Peltola....

...and...? Palin had less appeal than Peltola. I'm glad people didn't have to hold their nose and accept Palin just because she filled out the paperwork for the right party. If Palin voters didn't...
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Donal
Ya, I'm trying to avoid Elmore Leonard stye fan...

Ya, I'm trying to avoid Elmore Leonard stye fan fiction. It's awfully tempting, though.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Donal
It's a louder, more obnoxious version of Reagan's...

It's a louder, more obnoxious version of Reagan's "mistakes were made" line when Iran-Contra went public.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
how is that a shortcoming? RCV advocates are...

how is that a shortcoming? RCV advocates are pretty clear that your #1 may not win, but you can still support someone you are comfortable with.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Donal
But when they hit, they hit big. ex...

But when they hit, they hit big. ex Neo-Liberalism, the post-War Christian revival movement, the Tea Party, there's a few examples
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Donal
If he is to be believed, he may have saved the...

If he is to be believed, he may have saved the country from an actual coup. There's a lot of horrible stuff in his bio, but this ain't it. I think he's one of the people that need to be taught to...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 16,751
Posted By Donal
The "moving in the wrong direction" question...

The "moving in the wrong direction" question always struck me as odd. It seems very open-ended. I happen to think we are going in the wrong direction for a lot of important things, but the right...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Donal
"We should fix the henhouse" "you mean tear...

"We should fix the henhouse"

"you mean tear down the broken wall and put up a new one?"

"Yes"

"OK, the fox here will do that"
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Donal
They wouldn't act so brazenly. They don't have...

They wouldn't act so brazenly. They don't have to, yet. They currently have a shadow federal government in the form of organizations like ALEC. They can still hamstring any real change at the federal...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 65,899
Posted By Donal
and fake tough guys who are drowning in debt...

and fake tough guys who are drowning in debt trying to look successful.
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Donal
he'll spirit away in the night before he has to...

he'll spirit away in the night before he has to appear in court, after dropping all the dirt he has on his former allies in the GQP. He'll be on a plane to a non-extradition country when there is an...
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