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    Oh, so let's just watch as a conspiracy theorist with white nationalist ties Senate candidate who has boasted of smuggling drugs with Mexican cartels is compared to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez., who dares to support Medicare for all.

    That's a false equivalency by any sane standard.

    Also, starting a note a sad pattern of defense being played by white nationalists in the GOP. Again. And that shouldn't be something that is reflexively done per the "both sides" treatment that started me doing a blog in the first place, y'know?
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    It's been a century since the first red scare and nearly 7 decades since the second red scare yet conservatives are still going on with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    You seem to be responding to a separate argument. It's perfectly fine to say it's a good thing that Democrats are becoming more socialist, and it doesn't contradict what I said in any way.

    Renewable energy isn't going to meet our current energy needs.

    It seems to me that if someone truly believes that climate change is an immediate existential threat, they should support nuclear power, despite the downsides.

    It is also worth noting that there have been significant innovation in nuclear power that make it safer than it used to be.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...re-on-the-way/

    It doesn't mean you pull the plug and show no incentive in supporting renewables like Donald Trump.

    I don't believe it is an "immediate" existential threat, but I do believe it is a threat if we do not start making the transition now. I will not support nuclear power plants in any capacity. When renewables are not feasible you will have to fall back on coal and oil power plants, preferably hydro power if it is available.

    In terms of automobiles, federal initiatives can go a long way in fading out Co 2 emissions in automobiles and promoting the advancement of hybrids and electric cars. My Province is on tract to have zero emission automobiles by 2040.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    You seem to be responding to a separate argument. It's perfectly fine to say it's a good thing that Democrats are becoming more socialist, and it doesn't contradict what I said in any way.
    “Democrats are turning into socialists because they want to tax the rich and impose restrictions on the capitalistic excess that has gotten us to the precipice of a great fall! Oh, AND they want to defund the police force that is slaughtering black people left and right and getting away with it for decades and impose restrictions intended to prevent radicalized and unstable, violent people from owning an Arsenal! MADNESS!!!!’

    That is called a deliberate misdirection when the real threat is the party you refuse to look at critically. So no, my response was NOT to another post, but to your attempt to shift attention away from the fact that QAnon is ABSOLUTELY indicative of your party’s absolute corruption and failure to accept reality in favor of feverish, nonsensical conspiracy theories. That is LITERALLY all your party has to offer anyone. Republicans have proven how big a lie ‘fiscal responsibility’ is, they have proven their claim that the party is for anyone, they support open white supremacists, they deny science, and they elevate idiots like the Tea Party and QAnon believers into positions of power, and then whine when their racist nonsense is pointed out.

    When they aren’t desperately flailing about socialism being somehow scarier than fascism, despite all the good things that most reasonable people recognize as socialist about the US.

    But keep trying to gaslight and obfuscate for the GOP. I’m sure they appreciate you spreading fear and misinformation for them, and aren’t using you the way they use everyone who isn’t their leadership and primary donor class...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    The GOP is truly an evil party. I hope these women get justice.
    The GOP may be flat out evil, but it’s evil for the sake of doing good! Can’t you see that?!?! Or are you too blinded by your TDR and ANTIFA sympathy?!?!

    I mean, every evil, disgusting deed the GOP gets caught committing, it’s all for the good of (straight, white, male, ‘Christian’...Aka the REAL) America, not like those evil Democrats and their one guy wearing an ‘open borders’ t-shirt that one time and an open Democratic socialist - who wants America to work for EVERYONE, not just the already obscenely wealthy and their sycophants! - among them!

    That socialist fantasy is the REAL threat to America! Not the innocent, maligned, oppressed party ‘falsely’ accused of deliberately bankrupting us - financially, socially, ethically, spiritually and morally - in order to benefit ONLY their donor class and appease the garbage bigoted scum that vote them into power and actively push us closer and closer to ACTUAL fascism on the daily...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Palin was better prepared, as scary as that sounds.
    That is a frightening prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Heat ray? What the hell is this, Buck Rogers? Flash Gordon? Seriously?

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    Trump Blames Blue States For The Country’s High Coronavirus Death Toll

    The president continues to politicize the virus and misrepresent the facts. Oh, yes, let's ignore the virus having run rampant in Texas, Florida and Alabama---RED STATES!

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    Trump Claims COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Ready In October, Contradicting Experts

    The president also said coronavirus cases in the U.S. would be “very low” by Election Day ― which is seven weeks away. At this point if Trump said the sun will come out tomorrow, I'd pack an umbrella. Meanwhile, I'll trust the experts, thankyouverymuch!

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    Trump Health Official Taking Leave Of Absence After CDC, Election Conspiracies Rant

    Michael Caputo, who urged people to buy ammunition before the election, is stepping aside “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.” Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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    In non-coronavirus news:

    Barr Reportedly Told Prosecutors To Look At Sedition Charges For Protest Violence

    The reports add to concern that the attorney general is politicizing the Justice Department amid Trump’s efforts to cast himself as a “law and order” president. Law and order, yeah, right!

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    Multiple Detained Women Say Their Reproductive Organs Were Removed Unnecessarily

    MSBNC’s Chris Hayes reported on at least two women who claim they underwent the procedures without their consent while detained at an ICE facility in Georgia. This is beyond abominable and should be investigated.

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    Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump’s Hatred For Barack Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’

    “I believe it’s solely predicated on the fact that Barack Obama is Black,” the president’s former fixer said in a TV interview. Big surprise, right?
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    Well, Billy boy lost his mind.

    An actual quote from Bill Barr: "You know, putting a national lockdown, stay at home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history."

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Speaking of BIll Barr...

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/bil...testers-apart/

    While Attorney General Bill Barr was outed for trying to charge protesters with sedition, it appears he also wanted to indict Seattle’s mayor.

    The New York Times reported Wednesday that Barr was livid that Mayor Jenny Durkan created “protest zones,” to keep protesters isolated in a specific area and away from police. The zone stopped police and protesters from clashing, which had been a problem in other cities where police moved in on protesters and where protesters would throw water bottles and other items at police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Well, he's right. What was that famous saying?

    "The constitution isn't a suicide pact, it's a murder agreement."

    Something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
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    Droopy Dogg is everything Trump wanted in his unofficial consigliere (a.k.a. Attorney General) that Jeff Sessions refused to be. The country can't see the end of that motherfucker soon enough. I used to think Stephen Miller was the most dangerous man in that administration, but Barr is giving him a real run for his money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Democratic Socialists, not 'socialists'. It's weird for a guy so stuck on 'accuracy' you can't get that part right.......
    It's like there's a form of blindness or dementia that happens whenever they see the the word 'Socialist' and everything else just falls away. I've noted similar confusion among many of them when they hear 'National Socialist Party'.
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    https://news.yahoo.com/does-biden-hi...121933107.html

    The Dems are going to have stop being the good guys here when the opposition is literally throwing caution to the wind.

    Conservatives are running targeted misinformation programs, voter suppression, flat out lies and Trump himself is organizing massive rallies DESPITE health warnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Democratic Socialists, not 'socialists'. It's weird for a guy so stuck on 'accuracy' you can't get that part right,
    It's because Republicans have been running on "taxes" for fucking decades. Taxes are the great boogieman of conservative voters, and Democratic Socialism requires high tax rates.

    But what they don't tell you is that unlike in America, you actually get that tax money back in real tangible ways that vastly improve your quality of life. Just ask the people who live in countries that use a Democratic Socialist government. If I have to pay higher taxes in AMerica it sucks, because I see nothing from it. So I want to pay as little into a system that doesn't give a shit about me as possible.

    Of course it's not a perfect system, but neither is the one in America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    It's because Republicans have been running on "taxes" for fucking decades. Taxes are the great boogieman of conservative voters, and Democratic Socialism requires high tax rates.

    But what they don't tell you is that unlike in America, you actually get that tax money back in real tangible ways that vastly improve your quality of life. Just ask the people who live in countries that use a Democratic Socialist government. If I have to pay higher taxes in AMerica it sucks, because I see nothing from it. So I want to pay as little into a system that doesn't give a shit about me as possible.

    Of course it's not a perfect system, but neither is the one in America.
    Its not so much about not wanting to pay taxes to improve their quality of life. it is about not wanting to pay high taxes to improve others quality of life. Like most Gop voters are thinking why should I pay higher taxes to improve an inner city school system when my kids private school is doing fine, or an immigrants health care when I can see any doctor I want.

    That is what it boils down to.
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