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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:10 pm


Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...
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Postby Maineiacs » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:30 pm

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Duhon wrote:MAGAthread 16: Are We Great Yet?

I thought, "Sixteenth thread ... hmmm ... sixteen candles ... " but I couldn't think how to relate "Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?" to the President.



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Postby Duhon » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:35 pm

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"Everybody loves me, it's incredible. I'm the most popular, most loved president ever. And no president has been treated more unfairly than me, let me tell you."


"I have been treated unfairly by the deep state of rational numbers, believe me."

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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:38 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:

Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...


There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.

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Postby Nakena » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:54 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...


There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.


Weed would be quite easy to decrimminalize at the least.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:58 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...


There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.

Like the fucking tides...
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:00 am

Nakena wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.


Weed would be quite easy to decrimminalize at the least.


You would think but I don't see it happening for a while yet at the federal level for various reasons.

It probably helps that there's no real "dude weed lmao" voter bloc or interest groups to help push it.

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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:08 am

Naming a potential 500 page thread after a cabinet member is a very ballsy move in the current climate.
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Postby Ism » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 am

Cannot think of a name wrote:

Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...


Well, if there was a time for a gun threadjack, it would be the 2nd page.

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Postby Page » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:12 am

Nakena wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.


Weed would be quite easy to decrimminalize at the least.


It will be removed from Schedule 1 soon. More and more states are legalizing cannabis in defiance of federal law. This can't go on, the federal government would either have to start enforcing the law, which at this point is too late, or they have to repeal it. They can't simply keep the status quo forever, because if a law is openly ignored without any reprecussions, then the law becomes a joke, and that's a bad look for the state. A few more states legalizing in the next election cycle will be the final nail in the coffin.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:13 am

Page wrote:
Nakena wrote:
Weed would be quite easy to decrimminalize at the least.


It will be removed from Schedule 1 soon. More and more states are legalizing cannabis in defiance of federal law. This can't go on, the federal government would either have to start enforcing the law, which at this point is too late, or they have to repeal it. They can't simply keep the status quo forever, because if a law is openly ignored without any reprecussions, then the law becomes a joke, and that's a bad look for the state. A few more states legalizing in the next election cycle will be the final nail in the coffin.


I wouldn't get too ahead of yourself. People were screaming about how it was gonna be off Schedule 1 soon back in 2008.

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 am

Galloism wrote:Trump calls London’s mayor ‘the twin of de Blasio, except shorter’

President Trump on Sunday called London Mayor Sadiq Khan the “twin” of New York City’s liberal Mayor Bill deBlasio “except shorter.

Trump made the comments as he was leaving for the United Kingdom, which will be the first stop of a five-day trip to Europe.

There is no love lost between Trump and Khan. The London mayor recently said Trump was not in the “same class” as his predecessors. Prior to Trump’s visit, Khan wrote a column titled, “It’s un-British to roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump.”



Trump also described Meghan Markle as "nasty" over her past comments about him. He then denies he said it, and called it fake news, despite there being an audio tape of him saying it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48491602

Insulting your host's family is so unclassy. What a crasshole.
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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:03 am

Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.
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Postby Vassenor » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:04 am

Bombadil wrote:Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.


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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:06 am

Vassenor wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.


Get the milkshakes.


I believe there's a massive Trump robot on a toilet, cost some person $20K to make it..
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:07 am

Bombadil wrote:Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.


Recently the BBC news channel had the breaking news that Theresa May might be about to announce her resignation date. I blame the education system.

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Postby Vassenor » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:10 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.


Recently the BBC news channel had the breaking news that Theresa May might be about to announce her resignation date. I blame the education system.


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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:31 am

Someone also mowed a giant penis with 'Oi Trump' on his landing path to the airport.. https://www.businessinsider.com/donald- ... ort-2019-6
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Postby Aclion » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:32 am

Bombadil wrote:Someone also mowed a giant penis with 'Oi Trump' on his landing path to the airport.. https://www.businessinsider.com/donald- ... ort-2019-6

That poor grass T.T

Washington Resistance Army wrote:There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.

Yep. The details matter in polls like this. It's very easy to change the results by rewording the question.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:37 am

Bombadil wrote:Someone also mowed a giant penis with 'Oi Trump' on his landing path to the airport.. https://www.businessinsider.com/donald- ... ort-2019-6

Man, we really gotta step up our protest/trolling the president game. England is killing it...
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:52 am

Vassenor wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Weirdly The Guardian has it as..

Breaking news: Donald Trump arrives in the UK for state visit

Is it breaking news, it's not like he's done an unannounced drop-in shopping trip.


Get the milkshakes.


If only Sadiq Khan still had those water cannons...

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Postby Thermodolia » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:58 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Naming a potential 500 page thread after a cabinet member is a very ballsy move in the current climate.

Wait Barr is a cabinet member?
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:03 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Naming a potential 500 page thread after a cabinet member is a very ballsy move in the current climate.

Wait Barr is a cabinet member?

Yes, as acting AG.
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Thermodolia wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Naming a potential 500 page thread after a cabinet member is a very ballsy move in the current climate.

Wait Barr is a cabinet member?


With how Trump runs the White House (with as few people and little supervision as possible) Barr might as well be Trump's liver.

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Postby Shrillland » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:42 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Weed is past 65% but we still only have 11 states who still have to rely on the fickle feelings of the feds.

69% support gun control including 55% who want to make it tougher to get guns to curb gun violence while only 10% think increasing guns will decrease gun violence, but for some reason we're still catering to the 10% while they continue to pretend we're catering to the 69% and crying about how they're oppressed.

I don't know what level of support would actually make a thing happen.


Fuck, I shouldn't have used guns as an example, now we're going to wank about guns for five pages when that wasn't the fucking point. Oh well, what the fuck are you gonna do. Dogs gonna bark at sirens...


There is an interesting discussion to be had on the second point actually. People support broad platitudes but when presented with actual ideas support rapidly plummets.

That's not only true for guns either, I believe healthcare and such things are the same. Everyone says "yeah all Americans having high quality healthcare would be great!" but then you lay out a plan to do so and lots of people back out. The American electorate is a fickle thing.



Infrastructure's similar. Everyone wants better highways, no one wants the inconvenience of road crews to get them.
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