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Message 5 of 1148 (911480)
07-09-2023 1:45 PM
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07-09-2023 1:29 PM


Re: Two old men
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RFK Jr has name appeal but I would have to study his positions
His position is best described as anti-vax nutcase.

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Message 27 of 1148 (911580)
07-17-2023 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 26 by Percy
07-17-2023 10:31 AM


Re: Trump to Turn the Presidency into a Dictatorship
He’s referring to anyone who contradicts him or says anything he doesn’t like. We know that,
Sharpiegate
For those who don’t remember Trump contradicted NOAA, claiming that Alabama was at risk from Hurricane Dorian, and NOAA was pressured to agree with Trump, regardless of the actual forecasts.
Anyone who votes for Trump votes for tyranny, which explains Marc’s support for Trump.

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Message 44 of 1148 (911632)
07-20-2023 5:00 PM
Reply to: Message 43 by GDR
07-20-2023 4:54 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
Biden is certainly nowhere near as bad as Trump. There’s simply no doubt about it. And that is not saying that Biden is all that great either. I don’t even see any reason to think that Biden as any more of a narcissist than you are.

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Message 49 of 1148 (911639)
07-21-2023 12:29 AM
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07-20-2023 5:35 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
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And that is your opinion. Others differ and you will all have to make up your own minds
Really? It seems an obvious fact to me. What evidence is there that Biden has done anything as awful as - to give just one example - Sharpiegate as I mentioned in Message 27? Do you really think that it is the job of Civil Servants to agree with the President on everything, no matter what the evidence? Don’t you think that things like Hurricane predictions should be free of political interference?
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As for me, I'm not running to be President of anything,and so whether I'm a narcissist or not doesn't much matter.
So honesty and morality only matter in people running for President. And you’ll happily ignore that requirement for your side.

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Message 51 of 1148 (911641)
07-21-2023 8:19 AM
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07-21-2023 7:42 AM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
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I was not a Clinton fan, but despite that Ken Starr came across to me as absurdly relentless. His investigation spanned across four years.
It was even worse than you say. Starr started off by investigating Whitewater. He found nothing. Then he switched to the dubious “Troopergate” accusations. Clinton was finally nailed for trying to cover up an improper relationship with an intern which wasn’t even part of the Troopergate allegations. There is no doubt that Starr was out to get Clinton. Unlike the Mueller investigation into Trump.

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Message 53 of 1148 (911644)
07-21-2023 10:55 AM
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07-21-2023 10:40 AM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
I’m not American either. But I know a lot more than you are admitting to. If you really are that ignorant then it’s hard to see how you can honestly claim that Biden is as narcissistic as Trump, or dismiss the facts as mere opinion - and you don’t address either in your response either.

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Message 56 of 1148 (911647)
07-21-2023 1:52 PM
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07-21-2023 1:24 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
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What you must instead do is put your trust in facts. And when you have no facts or insufficient facts then the proper position is "I don't know."
GDR likes to say that the truth is important to him. Yet here he is ignorantly (he says) making claims he can’t support, getting evasive when challenged, and finally making (dubious) excuses.
(I don’t for a moment doubt that he knew that Trump was notoriously narcissistic - and had no reason to believe that Biden was the same.)

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Message 59 of 1148 (911651)
07-21-2023 4:40 PM
Reply to: Message 57 by GDR
07-21-2023 2:23 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
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Sure that is a right leaning paper but are the facts correct?
Even if the facts were correct that wouldn’t justify the hyperbole of the article. And I note that you haven’t bothered to check the facts yourself.
And it’s obvious that the allegations do not indicate that Biden is anything like as narcissistic as Trump. So - for the question at hand - even this article is evidence against your claim.

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Message 63 of 1148 (911659)
07-22-2023 12:56 AM
Reply to: Message 62 by dwise1
07-21-2023 7:38 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
You can also note that GDR talks about the facts but he needs the hyperbolic statements - which is not justified by the facts - to be true. Even the presentation of the facts matters. They don’t deny that inflation was rising when Biden took office, nor do they identify a cause for the jump in April ‘21 (merely passing a bill is unlikely to be a cause - it needs to be put into effect and even then the impact will usually take time to show - Forbes take on the issue does not blame Biden).
That a partisan right-wing tabloid prints hyperbolic and unjustified negative opinions on Biden is not a good reason to believe that Biden is as narcissistic as Trump. But that is what GDR is arguing.

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Message 75 of 1148 (911681)
07-23-2023 12:57 AM
Reply to: Message 65 by GDR
07-22-2023 6:11 PM


Re: A Clarification on the Trump Rape of Jean Carroll
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Yes, and I agree not to the length that Trump is, but I stand by my statement that Biden is a narcissist. It is obvious in his speech, and in his inability to answer questions
It sounds like you have no idea of what “narcissist” means. One of the reasons Trump is called a narcissist - and the most obvious one - is his constant boasting. Does Biden do that?

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Message 97 of 1148 (911714)
07-25-2023 8:26 AM


Deplorables eating their own
Ray Epps - one of the January 6th protestors (apparently he did not join the Capitol invasion) was accused of being an undercover FBI agent by Tucker Carlson on air:
Epps claims he and his wife, Robyn, have received death threats and that their lives were ruined because of Carlson’s conspiracies.
After a cease-and-desist letter demanding an on-air retraction produced no result, Epps is suing Fox News for defamation. As well as Fox, Carlson might be held personally liable.
This sounds serious enough that the Fox News defence of labelling Carlson’s show “entertainment” might not be (and should not be) enough.
Source
For the wingnuts, here’s Breitbart’s coverage.
It’s widely reported but my search is showing no links from Fox News, or the Murdoch-owned British press.

  
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Message 287 of 1148 (914140)
12-29-2023 7:23 AM
Reply to: Message 284 by Phat
12-29-2023 6:23 AM


Re: Nikki Haley Get a Redo
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The South was essentially fighting for its pride when the situation called for humility.
The South was explicitly fighting to preserve slavery. That was the reason they gave for seceding from the United States.
The situation called for accepting that slavery was on the way out and finding a way to make things work.

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Message 331 of 1148 (914779)
02-02-2024 2:19 AM
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02-02-2024 1:52 AM


Re: Interplanetary Janet and Jerome.
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I've never specifically heard that. Trump does mention that we are already in a recession, but he is far from the only one.
I thought that Trump said that he wanted a recession. Which makes more sense since the US isn’t in a recession.
quote:
Apparantly, Democrats somehow believe that being in debt is not a bad thing and that the end justifies the means. Republicans are realistic enough that they know that the US cannot keep racking up ever increasing debt without the entire scenario ending badly.
You seem to have reversed the positions. The Republicans have no problem at all with racking up ever increasing debt. They want tax cuts, but they won’t cut spending to match.
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I pray that the world avoid war as much as possible. I pray for politicians to learn economics and adhere to the basic rules. The whole concept of Modern Monetary Policy is a complete fabrication.
I think you should pray for you to learn basic economics and to cease your fabrications. Especially with regard to Modern Monetary Policy - using it as a scapegoat when it isn’t even a factor.

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Message 397 of 1148 (914940)
02-07-2024 1:08 PM
Reply to: Message 392 by Phat
02-07-2024 10:52 AM


Re: Sources Of Information
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Thank God we have a balanced SCOTUS
You don’t. And that’s a problem.

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Message 418 of 1148 (916435)
03-03-2024 12:25 PM
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03-03-2024 12:03 PM


Re: We Da People Dumb As Stump
The LA Times poured cold water on that idea more than 2 weeks ago - arguing that it was too late to do it even then.

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