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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on September 21, 2020, 02:44:45 PM »
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« Last post by Rama Set on September 21, 2020, 09:50:48 AM »
No lore issue to be explored. It’s just a continuity issue.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Rama Set on September 21, 2020, 09:46:30 AM »
If you read it then respond to it. Why do you think McConnell should have done something that hasn't been done since 1888, and something the democrats wouldn't do in that situation?

Because the amount of time passing is irrelevant and not doing something because THEY won’t do it either is immature and because the issue of different parties when nominating is a manufactured conflict.

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He clearly explained the situation, and you guys are here being disingenuous and ignoring it and calling him names.

Lol. Awww poor Mitch.

@honk Threatening to try to try to impeach the president for putting forth a SC nominee is idiotic. POTUS isn’t doing anything illegal, he is absolutely within his rights. More broadly, if you can’t see that your political process is absolutely toxic to the core, I don’t know what to tell you. The amount of strife present in American political discourse just isn’t present in other Western democracies. Brinkmanship is par for the course and you guys need to heal this divide. Calling for civil war, or doing “whatever it takes” to score points back at the GOP isn’t going to do that. As shitty as the Republicans are right now, and as much as a Biden administration is almost certainly going to be an improvement (maybe they will pay attention to the environment), the lack of consensus will continue to spiral your country downwards.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on September 21, 2020, 09:36:03 AM »




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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Lord Dave on September 21, 2020, 03:42:34 AM »
Yes and?

Literally no one here is arguing otherwise.  We're just bitching because Republicans did not do their constitutional duty in 2016 but are very quickly doing it now. 

This was McConnell's statement from 2016. Tell me how he is being a hypocrite.



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Tom, when was the last time a SCOTUS vacancy occurred (prior to 2016) that was an election year where the WH and Senate majority were opposite parties?
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by honk on September 21, 2020, 03:33:37 AM »
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That has nothing to do with it. I'm not criticizing Republicans for putting people on the SC with only 51 votes instead of 60. I'm criticizing them for refusing to let Democratic nominees get a vote close to a year before an election supposedly because we shouldn't dare nominate people during an election year, only to eagerly nominate people themselves when their party is in power a few short weeks before the election. And yes, I think it is pretty clear that Democrats are making a concerted effort to take the high road over the past several years, in contrast to Republicans who are embracing their IRL villainy more and more. Democrats wouldn't stand behind people like Roy Moore or Duncan Hunter, they wouldn't give racist trolls like Stephen Miller or Steve Bannon important jobs in the White House, and for their part, it's very hard to imagine Republicans insisting that Al Franken or Katie Hill resign. I guess that kind of behavior comes with the territory when your main job is playing yes-man to a corrupt, sleazy huckster who has no interest in policy or governing and only cares about his wealth, power, and public image.

"It's okay when our party does questionable things, but when the Republicans also do questionable things, that isn't okay." Fantastic work, keep it up.

"Molesting children is okay and should be legalized." Wow, what a take, Rushy! See, I can do it too. I'm not going to waste my time with you if you're just going to pull bullshit takes out of your ass and pretend that has anything to do with what I said.

Similarly, Schumer and Pelosi’s saber rattling is a divisive response to a divisive choice and anyone who welcomes civil war is a fucking tool box. People on the right want to blame the left for the current state of affairs and vice versa. Both can make valid points, but probably the biggest issue in US politics is that consensus building has been completely thrown by the wayside throughout government. How can you have a successful pluralistic society that is unable to reach a consensus? I don’t think you can and until that changes, every government that is elected is going to be a clown fiesta.

No, don't both-sides this. Don't make unnecessary concessions or act as if this is everyone's fault. Schumer and Pelosi aren't "saber rattling," they're rightly calling bullshit on the Republicans' bullshit. That's a good thing, not something to be condemned in the same breath as what the Republicans are doing. And you don't need to waste your time condemning the random nobody who mentioned civil war in the image Rushy posted. Even if she really was calling for an actual civil war (it's pretty obvious that she was being hyperbolic, but even so), pointing to her existence is not evidence of the wrongdoing or moral culpability of Democrats or liberals and something that needs to be promptly addressed. There are crazy or extreme people of all political stripes, and spending time picking on them in a political discussion as if they're representative of anyone who actually matters is pointless.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« Last post by honk on September 21, 2020, 03:06:39 AM »
Saddam, don't hotlink from Twitter - the image won't show up to anyone that doesn't already have it cached in their browser. Reupload it somewhere before linking.

Shut the fuck up, boomer.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« Last post by Fortuna on September 21, 2020, 02:09:54 AM »
Just started watching Star Trek TOS for the first time. Currently on episode 9. In one of the first episodes there was a villain Kirk had to fight, and he made a gravestone and hole that Kirk was supposed to fall into, but the gravestone said James R. Kirk. Any Star Trek loremasters know what's up with that?
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Tom Bishop on September 21, 2020, 01:25:08 AM »
If you read it then respond to it. Why do you think McConnell should have done something that hasn't been done since 1888, and something the democrats wouldn't do in that situation?

He clearly explained the situation, and you guys are here being disingenuous and ignoring it and calling him names.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Rama Set on September 20, 2020, 11:50:00 PM »
So, I think it doesn’t make sense to delay the appointment of a SC judge because of an election, but Mitch obviously did and now doesn’t for... reasons.


This was McConnell's statement from 2016. Tell me how he is being a hypocrite.



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I read it Tom. If you want to make an argument for Mitch, please go ahead. Otherwise your low content responses will appropriately be ignored.