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Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Beelzebuddy
The dumpster would make a better Senator.

The dumpster would make a better Senator.
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 15,327
Posted By Beelzebuddy
He went to Harvard. He's evil, not stupid.

He went to Harvard. He's evil, not stupid.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 118,389
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Gosh that other system of justice looks nice to...

Gosh that other system of justice looks nice to be a part of. Is the prosecutor going to send him a gift basket with a written letter of apology next?
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 15,327
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Part of the grifting shell game, I think. He's...

Part of the grifting shell game, I think. He's paying for it with Florida state funds at exorbitant rates, 3-5x what the actual cost for a private plane for fifty people would be. It passes through...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 15,327
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I'm going to break from my typical mantra about...

I'm going to break from my typical mantra about these antics. In this case, the cruelty is not the point. The cruelty is meant to be a distraction from the half-million dollars embezzled from the...
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
They already did....

They already did. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Health_Protection_Act) It passed the House and was killed in the Senate, 51-49. Famed lovable scamp Joe Manchin was the sole dissenting...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 15,327
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Funny you should say that... ...

Funny you should say that...

https://twitter.com/CharlieCrist/status/1570794372517732353

tw;dr a Florida shell company was paid more than $600k for it.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I notice you're beginning with the assumption...

I notice you're beginning with the assumption it's only the pro-abortion side that has to justify itself. Maybe that's what ought to be addressed first.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Oh sure. And to be fair for all of my griping...

Oh sure. And to be fair for all of my griping about it abortion qua abortion would have been a political non-starter until perhaps 2008. Neither party was cohesive enough to take a position on...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Neato. 'Course, it's not up to us. The...

Neato. 'Course, it's not up to us. The Democrats currently in congress still don't have the will to do what most of us here can probably agree needed to be done all those decades ago. They're...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Which is why the right response would have been...

Which is why the right response would have been to stop compromising ourselves years ago. We just ended up normalizing the crazy until it's literally sitting on the supreme court.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I think Suddenly's other point is the more...

I think Suddenly's other point is the more important one. It would have prevented decades of allowing abortion rights to be chipped away and shadow banned with onerous restrictions and impossible...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,262
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Eisenhower was an alright guy, although he did...

Eisenhower was an alright guy, although he did start the trend of Republicans who, once out of office, find the courage to speak out about systemic problems they actively contributed to up to that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th September 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,762
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Something that doesn't run on leftover dinosaur...

Something that doesn't run on leftover dinosaur farts?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th September 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,782
Posted By Beelzebuddy
If I understand the timeline correctly, when the...

If I understand the timeline correctly, when the Rapture arrives all the true believers get yeeted up to heaven while the rest of us get a thousand years to live in peace without their BS?

Can...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 114,580
Posted By Beelzebuddy
They're awake. They know. They approve.

They're awake. They know. They approve.
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 114,580
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Yeah. He came for a golf game with a small...

Yeah. He came for a golf game with a small circle of his closest conspirators:
https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/donald-trump-with-large-group

You can tell it's a golf game from all the golf...
Forum: USA Politics 9th September 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
The leopards aren't supposed to eat their faces.

The leopards aren't supposed to eat their faces.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,923
Posted By Beelzebuddy
They were lying to you, just like they lie when...

They were lying to you, just like they lie when they say you shouldn't send me all your money. You know what you need to do.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,923
Posted By Beelzebuddy
https://thenib.com/fault-right/ Don't...

https://thenib.com/fault-right/


Don't judge me.
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
**** 'im. This is on his head. He can go stand...

**** 'im. This is on his head. He can go stand in the corner with the other Republicans formerly in positions of power who seem to have developed consciences just a skosh too late to do anything...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd September 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And guests. And staff. And it's not like this...

And guests. And staff. And it's not like this walking security leak made any effort to practice discretion. Any country's foreign intelligence service who didn't have agents in place there by...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd September 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I don't know how I only stumbled on this gem...

I don't know how I only stumbled on this gem today, but from elsewhere on the internet:

Treason is the reason for the seizin'.


IIRC there was a statement by Michael Cohen to that effect. ...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd September 2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 37,177
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Actions will come. Attitude is important. I...

Actions will come. Attitude is important. I don't know for sure what's been driving the change in Democrats over the past few weeks. I suspect it's realizing the SCOTUS abortion ruling is going to...
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 16,242
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Seems like it worked as intended to me. Peltola...

Seems like it worked as intended to me. Peltola won because a third of the votes for Begich chose not name a second instead of choosing between a Democrat and a Palin. Plus a surprising number of...
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 16,242
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I consider it more of a referendum on Palin.

I consider it more of a referendum on Palin.
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,803
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And he only finds success when he stops trying to...

And he only finds success when he stops trying to reach across the aisle and starts pursuing his own objectives without preemptively compromising them in order to please the unpleasable, exactly as...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,803
Posted By Beelzebuddy
the last few weeks

the last few weeks
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,803
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Not all systems, but this one could use some...

Not all systems, but this one could use some attention, yeah. The Democrats are just now beginning to wake up from a decades-long slumber where anything that wasn't dark moneyed neoliberalism was...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 16,242
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Votes aren't in yet.

Votes aren't in yet.
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,803
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You mean when they've got voting rights passed,...

You mean when they've got voting rights passed, abortion rights secured, gerrymandering abolished, universal health care, the equal rights amendment (or equivalent protections) in place, and other...
Forum: USA Politics 31st August 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And I wake up today to another batch of security...

And I wake up today to another batch of security people who've taken one look at the pile of document covers so classified their classifications are classified and assert that absolutely anyone else...
Forum: USA Politics 29th August 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 89,120
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I'm not confident choosing between incompetence...

I'm not confident choosing between incompetence and malice when we've so many examples of both to draw on.

Could it be as petty as holding onto whatever what in the room the day he was kicked...
Forum: USA Politics 25th August 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 37,177
Posted By Beelzebuddy
It's a good thing, of course. It may not be...

It's a good thing, of course. It may not be enough of a good thing, but a band-aid on a sucking chest wound is still better than bleeding out immediately.


Should the government fund lung cancer...
Forum: USA Politics 24th August 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 63,399
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You can if you've written off the upcoming...

You can if you've written off the upcoming election as unwinnable. Then it's just tugging the Overton window for the next one. This is the "they said they were gonna" in case it happens down the...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd August 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,872
Posted By Beelzebuddy
They're more like guidelines.

They're more like guidelines.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd August 2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
[ETA] **** it, not worth it.

[ETA] **** it, not worth it.
Forum: USA Politics 19th August 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I'm beginning to think everything means...

I'm beginning to think everything means conservative to you.
Forum: USA Politics 19th August 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Those are progressive areas and progressive...

Those are progressive areas and progressive demographics. Who do you think shows up to union events these days? Who's fighting for higher minimum wage and universal health care?

Contrariwise,...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Gives us a goal, at least. What broke the mob...

Gives us a goal, at least. What broke the mob was a crackdown on judiciary corruption and the courage to prosecute. The tools to address the issue were there, as they are today. What was lacking...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Kompromat. The whole damn thing is a suicide...

Kompromat. The whole damn thing is a suicide pact, from top to bottom. One bigass RICO case that's too big to charge because you'd literally have to arrest half of Congress.
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Don't say something is demonstrable if you can't...

Don't say something is demonstrable if you can't demonstrate it.


People like you have been blaming Manchin from one side of their mouth and defending him with the other. Is he a Dem or not? Do...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And if they were half so demanding of the...

And if they were half so demanding of the representatives within their party who actively work against them they wouldn't have as much criticism to object to. The Emperor has no clothes but it's the...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You still ain't demonstrated a thing, just...

You still ain't demonstrated a thing, just asserted it again.


Isn't he, though? That gets back to JoeMorgue's point from earlier, that whether or not Progressive candidates and voters make up a...
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You seem to be the confused one. You said it's a...

You seem to be the confused one. You said it's a demonstrably untrue claim that Manchin wants to lose the political ballgame. I think that needs some demonstrablin'.
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
This is still Manchin we're talking about, yes? ...

This is still Manchin we're talking about, yes? The guy who singlehandedly slapped down federal abortion protections a few months ago and not a damn person said "boo" to him for it? You're going to...
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 6,966
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I'm still voting no, but that's a promising sign....

I'm still voting no, but that's a promising sign. I'll have to settle on a crow recipe just in case. Maybe a pie!
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Isn't deliberately throwing the game just about...

Isn't deliberately throwing the game just about the worst thing one might do on a sports team? Why are you getting mad at the guy on the sidelines for pointing it out? The other team is cheating,...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,421
Posted By Beelzebuddy
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imageh...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imagehosting/thum_4092262f5a280f2e79.jpg (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=35776)
"the title was meant to be...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,237
Posted By Beelzebuddy
But again, they're not the problem. It isn't a...

But again, they're not the problem. It isn't a Progressive senator refusing to vote for any bill that's further left than center-right, it's Joe Manchin.
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