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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    I wasnt Civil to Mets.

    I called him a void of emotion, got that post deleted and banned for a week for it. Frankly its pretty tame compared to the tone of some of these posts in response to his endless bullshitting, goalpost moving and weak attempts at ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    This would be painful to watch if he was just somebody's racist grandpa.

    And then you realize he has the nuclear codes.
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    I'll take being kind over being civil any day of the week.
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    Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school again next month.

    The global human-rights organization published a 41-page report Thursday on the Homestead facility — still the nation’s largest center for unaccompanied migrant children — after touring the shelter earlier this week.

    “The USA provides certain legal protections for unaccompanied children because of their unique vulnerabilities. The USA is violating its human rights obligations at Homestead by holding unaccompanied children in prolonged and indefinite detention,” the report said. “The current state of prolonged detention of unaccompanied children across the [Office of Refugee Resettlement] shelter system violates the USA’s human rights obligations.”

    According to the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement — which governs the detention, treatment and release of all migrant children in the United States — ORR is required to release kids within 20 days, a benchmark that has been missed by dozens, if not hundreds of days. The settlement also says that unaccompanied children should be placed in “the least restrictive setting possible,” in accordance with their “best interests.”
    I used to live in Miami, and I'm really proud of the job the Miami Herald has been doing lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    To every American, my question is, do you feel comfortable being critical of the political party you are affiliated with or with politicians and other members of your party?

    I get the feeling that Mets is giving the impression (correctly or not) that he is unwilling to be self-party critical. But to those who debate him, are you also willing to be self-party critical?

    I think we are all mature enough, or should be mature enough, to realize that no person or party is perfect.

    However, to downplay or ignore or deflect from what is going on with Trump and his administration is understandably perplexing and likely to draw the ire of many. Some Republicans are able to stand apart from the pack and speak freely and critically. Others seem to find it impossible to do so.

    Not all transgressions are equal, some are far worse than others.
    I'm under no delusion that Obama or the Democratic party is without sin, and have called them out on stuff like extralegal drone bombings and whistleblower retaliation numerous times

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    What exactly does civility entail these days anyway? Being polite, courteous, and considerate of the sensibilities of others sounds an awful lot like political correctness if you ask me...
    The main thing I'd like to see would be for people to give the benefit of the doubt that a person is being sincere when expressing their opinion, unless and until they give a reason not to.

    I think people - especially those plugged into political arguments - hear the first few bars and assume they know the rest of the song because they've heard it so many times.

    I think taking people seriously bridges half the gap most of the time, believe it or not.

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    Angela Merkel was asked if she rejected Trump's racism and supported the congresswomen being attacked by Trump. Her response:

    "Yes. Yes. Without question, I reject and stand in solidarity with the congresswomen he targeted."
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    So Trump, after weakly saying he didn't support the chants, has now going back to praising them.

    Not surprised, Trump can't help being a racist asshole for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    So Trump, after weakly saying he didn't support the chants, has now going back to praising them.

    Not surprised, Trump can't help being a racist asshole for long.
    I wonder if that change of heart took place after Angela Merkel called out Trump and said she stood with AOC and company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    So Trump, after weakly saying he didn't support the chants, has now going back to praising them.

    Not surprised, Trump can't help being a racist asshole for long.
    He'll do anything to stay out of jail at this point -- don't surprised if he doesn't show much "civility" in trying to appeal to his base going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    And we again, remind our readers that David Barton, in spite of being factually wrong more often than correct on the topic he claims to be an expert on, history, is widely respected by Republican leaders, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and that he is still not just allowed to help write the Republican Party Platform every four years, but can boast that his influence in the room can make it what he considers “the most biblically-friendly GOP Platform he’s ever seen”.
    Pretty sure you mean Former Speaker of the House. Former is very important because it means we don't have to see him around as much anymore.



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    Miss Michigan winner stripped of title over offensive posts

    Miss Michigan 2019 winner Kathy Zhu was stripped of her title on Thursday for “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate” social media posts, she said Thursday.

    Zhu, 20, tweeted Thursday what appeared to be a screenshot of an email she received from Miss World America officials, who told her she was dismissed from being a pageant participant.

    “Miss World America's State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive,” Zhu tweeted. “They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and ‘insensitive’ statistical tweets.”

    Zhu is a political commentator known as @PoliticalKathy on Twitter and Facebook and an open supporter of President Trump. In 2018, she approached a Muslim Student Association booth and declined to wear a hijab, later tweeting that “there is a 'try a hijab on' booth at my college campus.

    “So you're telling me that it's now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing?” she tweeted, according to the Detroit Free Press. “Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    To every American, my question is, do you feel comfortable being critical of the political party you are affiliated with or with politicians and other members of your party?

    I get the feeling that Mets is giving the impression (correctly or not) that he is unwilling to be self-party critical. But to those who debate him, are you also willing to be self-party critical?

    I think we are all mature enough, or should be mature enough, to realize that no person or party is perfect.

    However, to downplay or ignore or deflect from what is going on with Trump and his administration is understandably perplexing and likely to draw the ire of many. Some Republicans are able to stand apart from the pack and speak freely and critically. Others seem to find it impossible to do so.

    Not all transgressions are equal, some are far worse than others.
    I think it's more important to be willing to consider that being a Democrat or anything else can involve having a spectrum of different ideas. One of the charges I often get is that "Oh, you're a liberal" or "Oh, you're a conservative" the second one of my positions or arguments doesn't fit the neat and tidy doctrine of either ideology. As if anything other than lock-step agreement is a mortal sin and makes my ideas or contributions worthy of dismissal immediately.

    It's more the willingness to be self-critical in the face of ideas that may present themselves different than your own formulation. You don't have to agree, of course, but it wouldn't hurt to consider that someone can agree with you for other reasons. Or someone might agree with you 90% of the time and that 10% is worth hearing out rather than declaring it enough to dismiss. Our blind loyalties are really more to our ideas, the parties just try to pawn themselves off as being in line with one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Pretty sure you mean Former Speaker of the House. Former is very important because it means we don't have to see him around as much anymore.



    Meanwhile, with other jackasses, we turn to Texas with Greg Abbott!



    Because clearly there is no better thing to be working on than this.
    Former is also important because it means he no longer has subpoena power.

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