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  1. 2 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

    She was certainly unpopular with our corporate oligarchic overlords, but has been described as the most qualified person to ever seek the presidency (see article below). 

    I like Warren a lot but that isn't what your cite says. Warren was certainly qualified (Senator, law professor) but Hillary was far more qualified with much more domestic and international experience. But Hillary lost to ElMo's boy Shitstain (fraudster, bankruptor, molester) by -3M votes and ElMo's boy even had help from Putin. Shitstain repaid Putin's favor handsomely.

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  2. 58 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

    As our old friend Evo/BumCleat used to say, "The second anyone brings the word Nazi into an argument, into the conversation, they have already lost".

    There's a difference between the literal use of Nazi or fascist and the figurative use. When elk are literally carrying Nazi flags and your boy Shitstain literally praises Mussolini, the terms are appropriate.

  3. 1 hour ago, Blue Crab said:

    all growing families forever and ever amen?

    You're right. What was I even thinking? We need to be able to afford our forever wars.

    Baby doll, you look totally hot tonight! How do these bra straps work again? You won't be needing these.  Of course, I'll still love you in the morning. But just a second, I need to check this government website to figure out how much a child costs to provide for each year. Let me key in our demographics and geographics. ... Damn. Sorry honey, but we're a marginal case and it would be irresponsible because the govmint needs that money to support our war for a free Australia. i have this new carbon fiber condom from North Sails. It's called America's Cup. Wanna try that?

    The 1996 budget for AFDC was $26B. Do you know how many Afghanistans that is? Dude, we need a little patriotism here.

    BTW, if you don't want unintended families, support choice and support birth control. For some reason, maybe Bob Dole, but ObamaCare covers erectile dysfunction but not birth control. Seems counter counter productive to me.

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  4. On 7/28/2021 at 8:38 AM, Blue Crab said:

    Be still my bleeding heart.

    This is a big subject Doug. Many folks think AFDC encourages having more children on top of the ones you can't afford now. But let's say it's a simple as you say. What's the endgame? Would you actually prefer 330M breed ourselves into destitution? And this is one of those pesky deals that grows exponentially. 

    Sorry, podna, but you're one of those anti-racism racists. That's the PA drum circle in a nutshell.   

    I grew up with support from AFDC. My dad was an aerospace engineer; we were middle class. My mom was stay at home until she went back to school and finished college. I think if we can spend $6T putting holes in the ground in the Middle East, we can support families.

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  5. On 5/27/2021 at 12:00 AM, Rain Man said:

    I thought the US border never closed.  My parents travelled overland to Seattle twice during the first three months of this year.

    Really? How did this work? My brother's in-laws are in Vancouver and they haven't been able to visit other than at Peace Arch Park at the border.

  6. Elmo has been whinging about Gascón not seeking the death penalty in capital cases. However Gascón actually campaigned on sentencing reform. Over in Georgia, and not in librul Atlanta, the spa shooter who killed 8 people got life.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/atlanta-area-spa-shootings-suspect-pleads-guilty-cherokee-county-charges-n1275139

  7. That might be the case if we were speaking Latin. Otherwise, data is not a hill to die on, and either is or are works. So sayeth the Chicago Manual of Style.

    https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Usage/faq0024.html

    I had dinner the other night with some UCSF profs. I think the first minute in, one of them used learnings in a sentence. I hate learnings  and said as much. I wasn't sure why it is popular these days; so I looked it up. It turns out it's a rare archaic form but the popular usage stems from ... Borat.

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/learnings

  8. 10 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

    are the addictions of the masses something to be treated or something to be encouraged?

    To answer your question clearly, these addictions are the weakness of democracy and something to be discouraged.

    Gingrich taught conservative politicians how to take advantage of these addictions. Once you're an addict or a drunk, you're hooked for the duration. The best you can do is go cold turkey. You can't socially drink or shoot up.

    This is an old problem. The Founders were well versed in the history of the Roman Republic and the Greeks. The Founders feared populism because once that's triggered, demagogues will end the republic. Seriously, we had a guy recommending injecting a disinfectant and shoving a UV lamp up your ass to prevent a disease, and 74M voted to re-elect him. This is not small government less regulation. This is for entertainment. This is populism.

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