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Old 03-05-2017, 08:49 PM   #176
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Bros,

Like, there is no argument here. Trump is just making the exact same goofy proclamation Obama did last year. Some of you are so unhinged that you think it's a secret message of support for the rise of the celtic Fourth Reich. You've gone kookoo and it's Sad! imo.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:08 PM   #177
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:12 PM   #178
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Shaq and Eddie Murphy, tho.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:27 PM   #179
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:18 PM   #180
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Wouldn't an actual distraction come from some actual legislation? How have these clowns not rammed a massive throbbing tax cut down our collective throats?
It's almost like after 8 years of aggressively doing absolutely nothing, the GOP congresscritters have forgotten how to legislate. I really thought that the Paul Ryans of the world would have had the entire republican agenda on trumps desk by now, but it seems like they haven't done anything?
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:48 PM   #181
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I live in Tom Price's Congressional district, where there will be a special election to fill his seat. A young Democrat named Jon Ossoff is running and has been endorsed by John Lewis.

There was just an absolutely ludicrous attack ad on him on TV. It showed video of him in college being a silly college guy. Like just goofy college ****. That's it. Saying he wasn't "ready" to be a Congressman.

This is what happens when you don't have anything remotely close to dirt on a political opponent.

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Old 03-05-2017, 10:55 PM   #182
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Lol. If this world doesn't suck beyond imagination that attack add backfires and gets him more votes.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:05 PM   #183
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I don't know a lot about him, but the little I've read, he seems solid and will most likely get my vote. Plus, if he's good enough for John Lewis, he's good enough for me.

I doubt he'll win, as State Senator Judson Hill (R) jumped into the race as soon as he possibly could and has a ton of name recognition around here. He's had signs all over the place every time he's run for office and he was the first candidate for whom I saw signs this year (and some are BIG signs) . I haven't seen any Ossoff signs, though at least he's finally running commercials.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:08 PM   #184
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I think they're just trying to say he's gay because he was in choir.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:11 PM   #185
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I don't know a lot about him, but the little I've read, he seems solid and will most likely get my vote. Plus, if he's good enough for John Lewis, he's good enough for me.

I doubt he'll win, though State Senator Judson Hill (R) jumped into the race as soon as he possibly could and has a ton of name recognition around here. He's had signs all over the place every time he's run for office and he was the first candidate for whom I saw signs this year (and some are BIG signs) . I haven't seen any Ossoff signs, though at least he's finally running commercials.
Man, this race is so important. If you can pitch in some resources, we really need to win this one. It would send a strong message to Congress to hold Trump accountable, at least I really think it could.
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You ain't from 'round here, is you boy?

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Jere Wood, the longtime Republican mayor of Roswell, disagrees. “This isn’t a youth vote up here,” he told me at his office, when I asked him about the makeup of the Sixth. “This is a mature voter base. If someone is going down the list, they’re gonna vote for somebody who is familiar.” He paused. “If you just say ‘Ossoff,’ some folks are gonna think, ‘Is he Muslim? Is he Lebanese? Is he Indian?’ It’s an ethnic-sounding name, even though he may be a white guy, from Scotland or wherever.”

Ossoff is indeed a white guy, though he is not from Scotland. His father is a Jew of Russian-Lithuanian descent who owns a specialist publishing company, and his mother is an Australian immigrant and management consultant who co-founded a nonprofit aimed at electing women—of either party—to political office in Georgia. “Our name was probably truncated at Ellis Island,” Ossoff told me. “From something like Ossoffsky.”
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:14 PM   #187
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Should've changed his named to Jon Deere.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:24 PM   #188
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Bros,

Like, there is no argument here. Trump is just making the exact same goofy proclamation Obama did last year. Some of you are so unhinged that you think it's a secret message of support for the rise of the celtic Fourth Reich. You've gone kookoo and it's Sad! imo.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:43 PM   #189
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The Kentucky GOP is sorry to say that longer bus commutes is just too great a price to pay for integrated schools.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.104f8a331648
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:50 PM   #190
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Re: Ossoff, his own three ads after raising 2 million in donations are pretty weak and makes him come across as a phony.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:50 PM   #191
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Yesterday I saw Get Out, the new movie from writer/director Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele). Really enjoyed it. The movie is a horror thriller with some comedic elements mixed in. The hero is a black photographer from the city whose white girlfriend brings him to meet her parents and their rich white friends in the suburbs.

The first half of the movie derives all of its tension from the ordinary terror of being a black dude in a secluded area surrounded by a bunch of white people. I'm not black, but I have to imagine most of what happens in the first half is stuff black dudes go through on a regular basis, only shot and scored in such a way to emphasize the sense of anxiety and dread created by those experiences.

Like I said, the movie also has comedic parts, some big and some small. One small part involves a rich white dude at a dinner party asking the protagonist whether it's now actually an advantage to be black in America. They also shout out all the awval types by having a serial killer whose victims are exclusively black claim that he voted for Obama twice. It's pretty trenchant social commentary. None of the blatantly racist baddies in the movie ever say the n-word or talk directly about master race ****, but you can infer clearly from their actions that they view blacks' proper place as subordinate to whites.

Hopefully without spoiling too much, I can say that the last ten minutes of this movie are an immensely satisfying catharsis that outdoes Django Unchained. I highly recommend this picture.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:59 PM   #192
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Good review. I agree, Get Out was some extremely good stuff.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:58 AM   #193
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Re: Ossoff, his own three ads after raising 2 million in donations are pretty weak and makes him come across as a phony.
If Dems are dependent on people like Ossoff to make a comeback they are in deep dark trouble.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:02 AM   #194
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Wouldn't an actual distraction come from some actual legislation? How have these clowns not rammed a massive throbbing tax cut down our collective throats?
That's an unusual metaphor for a tax cut.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:05 AM   #195
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Should've changed his named to Jon Deere.
when i run for office i'm changing my name to Max Power

or Coca-Cola Ferrari, although that one does kinda sound a little too ethnic for the usa
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:12 AM   #196
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:37 AM   #197
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:43 AM   #198
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The Kentucky GOP is sorry to say that longer bus commutes is just too great a price to pay for integrated schools.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.104f8a331648
The big joke here is that they're using language of "local control" while passing a state bill telling a city that they can't control their own schools.

The other big joke is that Plessy vs. Ferguson is effectively the law of the land again almost everywhere.
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:47 AM   #199
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GOP has such massive control in KY, and it's the Trump wing, to boot. It's so dispiriting. I have friends who know me as "the politics guy," and they're asking what they should call their reps about. I have no clue what to tell them, because all this **** is passing in the general assembly by 2:1 margins.
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Tell them to get on the e-mail list of their local Democratic Party org, or copy/paste Einbert's lists in the Resistance thread.
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