The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:00pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 8:41pm
revbob wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 4:03pm
WestwayKid wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 3:58pm


I'd be content if he just went to prison.
If it comes down to it, Ivanka will sacrifice all her siblings to jail.
I would enjoy seeing this
A Trump loss followed by a flurry of inter-family lawsuits peppered with physical rot and death would bring such joy to my bitter heart.
The old rule of thumb about dynasties is that the first generation builds, the second consolidates, and the third squanders. The third-gen Kennedys did it by dying and succumbing to ugly scandals; Trumps will do it in lawsuits and criminal trials.
Even moreso than the Trumps, I want to see the enablers burn.
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BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:00pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 8:41pm
revbob wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 4:03pm


If it comes down to it, Ivanka will sacrifice all her siblings to jail.
I would enjoy seeing this
A Trump loss followed by a flurry of inter-family lawsuits peppered with physical rot and death would bring such joy to my bitter heart.
The old rule of thumb about dynasties is that the first generation builds, the second consolidates, and the third squanders. The third-gen Kennedys did it by dying and succumbing to ugly scandals; Trumps will do it in lawsuits and criminal trials.
Even moreso than the Trumps, I want to see the enablers burn.
Don't get your hopes up. They'll be lobbying and whoring on Fox News without missing a beat.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:25pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:00pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 8:41pm
revbob wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 5:56pm


I would enjoy seeing this
A Trump loss followed by a flurry of inter-family lawsuits peppered with physical rot and death would bring such joy to my bitter heart.
The old rule of thumb about dynasties is that the first generation builds, the second consolidates, and the third squanders. The third-gen Kennedys did it by dying and succumbing to ugly scandals; Trumps will do it in lawsuits and criminal trials.
Even moreso than the Trumps, I want to see the enablers burn.
Don't get your hopes up. They'll be lobbying and whoring on Fox News without missing a beat.
They'll all claim they were just making the best of a bad situation. They may be opposed to some of his methods to some extent (the honesty of his racism) but they are all for the results a horrible bunch at their core.

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revbob wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:25pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 9:00pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 8:41pm


A Trump loss followed by a flurry of inter-family lawsuits peppered with physical rot and death would bring such joy to my bitter heart.
The old rule of thumb about dynasties is that the first generation builds, the second consolidates, and the third squanders. The third-gen Kennedys did it by dying and succumbing to ugly scandals; Trumps will do it in lawsuits and criminal trials.
Even moreso than the Trumps, I want to see the enablers burn.
Don't get your hopes up. They'll be lobbying and whoring on Fox News without missing a beat.
They'll all claim they were just making the best of a bad situation. They may be opposed to some of his methods to some extent (the honesty of his racism) but they are all for the results a horrible bunch at their core.
I sort of think the lesson they're going to learn from this is that they weren't openly racist enough, and they'll double down on it, priming their base, until the second coming of another trumplike leader.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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I have a weird desire to buy this.
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Three shot in Kansas confrontation over Trump yard signs

https://thehill.com/homenews/523888-thr ... -signs?amp

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What bothers me the most about a potential Trump victory (and a lot bothers me) is that it gives that much more voice to the very worst of us: the racist, the homophobic, the sexist, the zealots, the ignorant, the bullies, the xenophobic, and on and on. The true dumpster people of society. The absolute dregs.
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it's incredible to me that his supporters view him as macho
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

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Flex wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 3:09pm
it's incredible to me that his supporters view him as macho
Plenty of German women thought Hitler was sexy. Clearly mental illness can be a social condition.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 3:21pm
Flex wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 3:09pm
it's incredible to me that his supporters view him as macho
Plenty of German women thought Hitler was sexy. Clearly mental illness can be a social condition.
Look how many women find ugly rock stars sexy. Fame, money, power makes you pretty.

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Proposing a thread title change to: The Election Thread to Talk About The Stolen Election

I'm not optimistic.
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WestwayKid wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 1:55pm
What bothers me the most about a potential Trump victory (and a lot bothers me) is that it gives that much more voice to the very worst of us: the racist, the homophobic, the sexist, the zealots, the ignorant, the bullies, the xenophobic, and on and on. The true dumpster people of society. The absolute dregs.
He doesn't challenge people to improve upon themselves. That's a bigger deal than we seem to make of it. It's someone telling you, "the status quo is fine, you don't need to change or giving anything up so more people can have a better situation." It's an appealing thing to hear because self-sacrifice or stepping out of your comfort zone isn't inherent for most people. It's the opposite of that Kennedy quote "ask not what your country..."
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 4:08pm
WestwayKid wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 1:55pm
What bothers me the most about a potential Trump victory (and a lot bothers me) is that it gives that much more voice to the very worst of us: the racist, the homophobic, the sexist, the zealots, the ignorant, the bullies, the xenophobic, and on and on. The true dumpster people of society. The absolute dregs.
He doesn't challenge people to improve upon themselves. That's a bigger deal than we seem to make of it. It's someone telling you, "the status quo is fine, you don't need to change or giving anything up so more people can have a better situation." It's an appealing thing to hear because self-sacrifice or stepping out of your comfort zone isn't inherent for most people. It's the opposite of that Kennedy quote "ask not what your country..."
More than that, if you don't have everything you think you deserve, there are sinister people to blame for that (immigrants, Muslims, women, homosexuals, minorities, etc). It takes a legitimate grievance—yeah, most people aren't living as well to the degree that they deserve as human beings—and then turning those people against each other.
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oliver wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 3:53pm
Proposing a thread title change to: The Election Thread to Talk About The Stolen Election

I'm not optimistic.
I'm not either.
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