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Old 07-11-2017, 07:16 PM   #26
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Re: If Democrats were the party of cruelty

adopt japan's gun laws and disarm the police. they can still have SWAT teams but no more open carry for cops on the beat

if any police protest and threaten to quit, put them on terrorist watch lists
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:19 PM   #27
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Re: If Democrats were the party of cruelty

rednecks don't care bout nascar anymore, they know it's been stolen from them. twoplustwo doesn't know any conservatives.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #28
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something close to real legislation that of course would likely not pass is, after three or four generations since america is an economic engine your family has to move to so me other country so america doesn't get lazy.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:13 PM   #29
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #30
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Re: If Democrats were the party of cruelty

ScreaminAsian,

The question is what would Democrats do if they were evil, not if they were competent.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:56 PM   #31
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:13 PM   #32
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Re: If Democrats were the party of cruelty

Put stupid windmills everywhere to kill all the birds and destroy the beauty of all nature
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:21 PM   #33
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Raise the gas tax by a couple of bucks, and make highway subsidies proportional to federal revenue collected. Build smart infrastructure using federal funds and chronically unemployed workers.

Establish/increase ammo tax, remove liability exemption from gun manufacturers, establish point system for firearm/ammo purchase, similar to car insurance point system. Parking ticket = $1/bullet, speeding = $25/bullet, drunken disorderly = $500/bullet, etc.

Aggressively enforce/increase grazing fees, and use the money to purchase more land to turn into federal parks. Put up statues of civil rights heroes in the parks.

Remove immigration limits, make it a 3 month process to become a citizen, make federal funds contingent on resettling refugees/new immigrants.
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:43 PM   #34
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IQ testing requirements for voting and mandatory vegan school lunches.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:37 PM   #35
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One word: Reparations.
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Not cruel enough. You have to fund it by cutting all spending on all things with Ronald Reagan's name on it - streets, libraries, anything.
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to be both fair and cruel about it i think you have to levy an extra tax on historic slave-owning counties in order to pay for it
None of that is cruel. The answer is assigning black folk an involuntary white indentured servant.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:03 PM   #36
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Also, I know this is supposed to be a joke thread but it seems like some of you are exposing... something. Democrat liberals being hooked to an IV drip of organic kale smoothie liquid was supposed to be fantasyland, remember?

Or maybe it's just me getting triggered at the mentions of 'junk food'. That's easily in my top5. Not only is there no such thing as 'junk food', only a culture and society of obscene and unseemly wealth and privilege could ever even dream up the notion of creating a term like 'junk food'.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:14 PM   #37
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they would support federal hurricane relief for blue states and oppose it for red states
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:41 PM   #38
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Eliminating tax-free status for religious organizations

Demanding that religious texts and teachings include scientific material that we "feel" should be there

Abolish the 2nd Amendment, and place all known gun owners on a watch list so that they will be harassed at airports

End hunting season everywhere, for everything, permanently

Mandatory 3rd-trimester abortions if you've received any form of public assistance in the last 15 years, are unemployed, scored before the 40th percentile on your SAT

Student loans for STEM fields only, unless you identify yourself as an artist

Federal building code mandating distinct bathrooms for no less than 8 recognized gender types, with another two in reserve for future additions

Banning gluten

Reparations

Bring back Seinfeld, only recast the lead with Chiwetel Ejiofor

Heavy EO standards to all entertainment channels

Tax coal to death

Growth of insults based on a person's net carbon emissions

Univesral healthcare loosely based on Sharia Law
Jesus, did you major in this?
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:33 AM   #39
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We should do 2 or 3 of the things on Minirra's list.

Some of them are quite a window into some very confused thinking.
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1 Eliminating tax-free status for religious organizations
2. End hunting season everywhere, for everything, permanently
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4. Bring back Seinfeld, only recast the lead with Chiwetel Ejiofor
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We should do 2 or 3 of the things on Minirra's list.
3 & 5 definitely, 1 is worthy of consideration and 2 would troll the **** out of hunters, but then I thought nah I reckon you're a Seinfeld fan and would therefore go for 4
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:51 AM   #41
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3 and 5 were my picks with 1 as a maybe. I thought about 2 as well.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:29 PM   #42
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Screw banning hunting. Ban the sale of meat. Only people who hunt should be allowed to eat meat.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:31 PM   #43
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Screw banning hunting. Ban the sale of meat. Only people who hunt should be allowed to eat meat.
That should come first anyway. But, not being a totalitarian or a vegetarian I'd go with soft power and PSAs on this issue.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:40 PM   #44
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Oh, the next step is to disallow the sale of food, and only let people be freegans, thus encouraging dumpster diving. Y'know, just to piss off conservatives.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:44 PM   #45
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Phasing out civilization and returning to subsistance hunting and gathering is the smart move. Better to retire from civ while it's our choice and we're not forced into it.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:10 PM   #46
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If you're not genetically modifying your gut bacteria to consume dirt, you're getting left behind.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:19 PM   #47
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Removing the obvious troll solutions: since the leftist case is that white privilege has afforded whites tons of undue wealth which is buttressing their privilege, and what the poor are really lacking is wealth, then the obvious policy which comes closest to actually moral and a good idea but which would utterly **** and trigger GOP voters -- but still approaches a valid idea -- is an aggressively enforced 100% estate tax where all the revenue is redistributed in a means tested way. Put into public schools where there isn't much wealth, or just handed out to poor people as a cross-subsidy. The right would lose their ****, but just state with a plain face it's the only tax that penalizes the dead and not workers and nice families and stuff.

Obviously middle class and up whites will still have tons of built in advantages but that's the closest "pass legislation you know would unevenly burden and taunt voters who don't vote for them" that approaches a 'good' idea or isn't just simply malice or trolly. I want to be candid this would have all sorts of unexpected effects and I'm not actively endorsing it, but it isn't simply cultural agitation and would genuinely harm GOPers far more than Democrats, and given experience with past inheritance tax debates, this is highly triggering for white people and Republicans likely because they know they derive so many benefits and long-standing privilege from inherited wealth and fight tooth and nail to preserve it.
I have thought for a while that this is the left's golden opportunity to go hard left; many of the more center-aligned democrats like me basically have no other party to vote for, the Democrats could go full FlyWf and I'd still have to vote for them...

I don't think I would vote for someone who proposed this policy.
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I have thought for a while that this is the left's golden opportunity to go hard left; many of the more center-aligned democrats like me basically have no other party to vote for, the Democrats could go full FlyWf and I'd still have to vote for them...

I don't think I would vote for someone who proposed this policy.
Didn't you see HRC had the most progressive platform in American history?
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Didn't you see HRC had the most progressive platform in American history?
I don't get it.
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I don't get it.
Perhaps "the most progressive platform in American history" isn't the same as hard left, but you said you'd have to vote for them unless it was an obvious cynical ploy to position oneself as left while assuming the center and even center right would come along feeling they had no choice.

Do you mean you'll only refuse to vote for people who are really hard left but openly say that they are better for the center than the GOP? But you'd vote for them if they didn't say that?

I assume you voted for HRC, so I don't get it. Pandering in and of itself obviously isn't a disqualifier.
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