Being upset really isn't enough. It should have been a "man behind the curtain" moment, as should have any number of Obama outrages.
You're not woke, Deuces, stop trying to pretend like you are.
Oh, I'm definitely woke. Maybe you are pretending not to be. You don't want to open your eyes and see that you are already in the wilderness. If you ever do realize where we are, if you'll future indulge me, I'll save you the trouble of the next realization: you can't get out the way you came in.
Soon after Charla McComic’s son lost his job, his health-insurance premium dropped from $567 per month to just $88, a “blessing from God” that she believes was made possible by President Trump.
“I think it was just because of the tax credit,” said McComic, 52, a former first-grade teacher who traveled to Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Nashville from Lexington, Tenn., with her daughter, mother, aunt and cousin.
The price change was actually thanks to a subsidy made possible by former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which is still in place, not by the tax credits proposed by Republicans as part of the health-care bill still being considered by Congress.
Amazing. This guy is gonna get reamed if Ryancare passes, too.
McComic said she’s not worried about her disability benefits changing or her 3-year-old granddaughter getting kicked off Medicaid or her 33-year-old son’s premiums going up.
These poor saps.
And there's, well, this:
As Ware, who is white, waited in line for the rally to start, a group of young African American protesters walked by, and she yelled at them, “Go cash your welfare checks!”
I asked some other people about the car question. So far everyone i talked to have had an interview where it was asked. Not every job. Seems pretty common though. City folk with your good public transportation....take the bus!!
Aye, batair, you've been fighting the good fight with me for the better part of a year, on our pv8.8 tour of duty, but it's time to board the helicopter.
It's all that ball-tingling insanity we thought wasn't really real before the election, like when that video was posted talking about voter IDs and the clown interviewed a bunch of black folk in the heart of NY, like probably a block or 2 from the DMV. Yeah, sure, ok, sure.
All good poker players use stereotypes. If a player you have never played with before sits down all you have at the moment to make your decisions is using stereotypes. I have a feeling you know it teh Wookie but to agree with me would go against your narrative. I'd love to give examples, but there are too many highly sensitive fragile people here to be able to discuss common sense. I feel I'm walking on egg shells on this forum.
Originally Posted by mongidig
"Steve Bannon's idiot father" This is discustingly disrespectful.
Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump
The US President isn’t motivated by protecting liberal democracy or freedom, his sole ideology is Trumpism: corporate autocracy with a populist facade. And he surrounds himself with white nationalists even more hostile to liberal democracy than he is http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7556986.html
This is not an attempt to be provocative or exaggerate for effect. Donald Trump cannot claim the mantle of “leading” the free world by default. America’s military might is not the only criteria necessary.
The title also requires the President to be committed to the values of liberal democracy. But unlike his predecessors since the Second World War, it is already clear that Trump has no such inclinations. He is heading, at terrifying speed, in the opposite direction.
Do I even have to make the case for this? Since his inauguration Trump has undermined and ignored judges, even though an independent judiciary and a separation of powers is key to a democracy.
But the ban on immigrants highlighted something far more draconian. If a President can abruptly restrict the rights of US residents without bothering with lawmakers or even government departments, he is in effect an autocrat. That is exactly what Trump did and will continue to do so. His actions don’t just undermine the rights of all Americans, they undermine the institutions that support American democracy.
Then there is Trump’s assault on international trade and cooperation. He is already threatening Mexico, China and now the EU. Who will be next? We can debate whether globalisation benefits people equally, but only a fool would deny that international trade is a global good. And it can only work if done on an equal, rules-based footing. But Trump doesn’t care for those, he is ripping up international agreements so he can bully smaller countries into submission. That sets a dangerous precedent for the entire world.
And lastly there is the Trump administration’s hostility towards the media. Regardless of its bias, a thriving democracy needs a media willing to challenge the government. Trump isn’t just hostile to criticism, in his warped world it must be driven by lies and vindictiveness. He is wracked by deep insecurity. When his chief aide Steve Bannon says the media should “keep its mouth shut” – they mean it. They don’t want a free media criticising them at all. These are words that dictators use, not democrats.
The US President isn’t motivated by protecting liberal democracy or freedom, his sole ideology is Trumpism: corporate autocracy with a populist facade. And he surrounds himself with white nationalists even more hostile to liberal democracy than he is.
Having grown up in communist East Germany before re-unification, Angela Merkel is the polar opposite. She doesn’t just recognise the sounds of autocracy, she chose to escape it.
Really good post here by tomdemaine in the big boy forum this morning.
Originally Posted by tomdemaine
What the right really hates above all is sincerity. Say what you like about safe space kids or black lives matter they're ****ing sincere. They see a problem and are trying to solve it. Is yelling at professors the best solution? Probably not. Did you do smart things when you were in college? I didn't, I was an acist ffs.
The rights move is always to try and find hypocrisy on the left (and they find it plenty no doubt lol sting etc) but real people with an honest grievance sincerely trying to solve it or worse others sincerely trying to help triggers them harder than anything in existence.
It must be on some level hypocrisy makes them comfortable. Of course Limbaugh is a pill popping fraud, even Micheal savage is a poodle shagging bull****ter, the God damn president is hypocrisy incarnate. Therefore it's OK that I'm not a good person. That I have prejudicial thoughts that I cheat on/yell at my wife or am a bit of an ******* to my kids. I don't need to bother trying to better myself look at the world.