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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post
    PA to Team Trump:
    Let it Bloom. Let it Ring. The Song of Love & Victory!”
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    The Biden Team Debuts!

    Let it Bloom. Let it Ring. The Song of Love & Victory!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    I had no idea Pinkerton was still a thing, I thought they went out of style with stagecoaches

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    I had no idea Pinkerton was still a thing, I thought they went out of style with stagecoaches
    Nope the Agency is one of the longest running security groups still around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    I had no idea Pinkerton was still a thing, I thought they went out of style with stagecoaches
    They simply became better at their job. Hiding out of sight and investigating and making everyone believe they no longer walked the earth.

    You know that bit from The Usual Suspects -- "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled..."

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    A lot of Security Guards you see are contract Pinkertons.

    As far as I know, it has been a while since they killed Union organizers.
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    Got an alert that the Trump campaign has been sued for allegedly attempting to disenfranchise black voters. I was wondering when that would happen, and I’m glad it’s going down, someone needs to hold the feet of those bastards to the fire for what they tried to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew101281 View Post
    Are liberals bad at naming things?
    Democratic socialist, Black lives matter, Occupy Wallstreet. I feel a lot of these movements would be more successful if they didn't have either vague names that could mean anything( and thus can be easily twisted) or us words that large sections of the population associate with negative things.
    Liberals did not name Democratic Socialism. I'm pretty sure that's just the world wide term for that type of system. I could be wrong.

    Black Lives Matter is pretty snappy, and ya know, true.

    Occupy Wall Street was right. That's what they did. They took over the streets.

    Defund the Police, which you didn't mention, is the one that really sent the wrong message and made it easy for the opposition to spin it as a very bad idea.

    So, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Got an alert that the Trump campaign has been sued for allegedly attempting to disenfranchise black voters. I was wondering when that would happen, and I’m glad it’s going down, someone needs to hold the feet of those bastards to the fire for what they tried to do.
    Exactly this.

    But ultimately it looks like Trump is just wasting his time and his money.
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    Anyone seen this?



    He said this on Election Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    Liberals did not name Democratic Socialism. I'm pretty sure that's just the world wide term for that type of system. I could be wrong.
    Social Democracy is the more appropriate term. To be honest, a good many policies in US History -- the New Deal, the Great Society, the ACA -- are Social Democratic policies they just never called it that (ok, the ACA is Social Democracy-Lite).

    Defund the Police, which you didn't mention, is the one that really sent the wrong message and made it easy for the opposition to spin it as a very bad idea.
    Defund the Police was a great slogan and accurately did convey the intent behind it...i.e. the Police had become too powerful and had too much money.

    And a slogan like Defund the Police made Black Lives Matter mainstream. It played Malcolm to the latter's MLK.


    And ultimately remember these slogans came from activists, not from within the Democrat Party...the Democrat Party do not have power to dictate what activists say or do, nor can they (collaborators of the 90s Crime Bill) put themselves in any position to play American Idol judges to the slogan choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus Arkham View Post
    Anyone seen this?



    He said this on Election Day.
    Considering Trump never thought he’d actually win the election, hell, he was only in it to build up his brand for a media empire, that’s just bullshit on his part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Considering Trump never thought he’d actually win the election, hell, he was only in it to build up his brand for a media empire, that’s just bullshit on his part.
    I think it can be reasoned that losing something you never had and never wanted is not the same as losing something you already had and have had begun to want to keep or need to keep desperately.
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    Donald Trump Is Losing Thousands of Twitter Followers After Election Defeat

    Donald Trump has lost Twitter followers every day this week, with more than 46,000 accounts abandoning his profile since November 22.

    His days in the White House are numbered in the wake of his defeat to Joe Biden, but Trump has continued to spread misinformation about the election on Twitter, leading to speculation he could be swiftly banned from the platform after he leaves office.

    Now it seems at least some of his 88 million-plus Twitter followers may have had enough, with his follower count having dropped for four consecutive days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post


    It was on this date in both 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Glenn Gruenhagen, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who first came onto the scene back in, you guessed it, the 2010 Tea Party Wave with but 51% of the vote. He since has somehow gathered a following among GOP voters, winning with at least 60% of the vote in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Perhaps his charm with his party lies in his radical social conservative views, like that he is “pro life from conception to natural death” and thinks that abortion somehow has “economic consequences” or that he claims the Affordable Care Act will lead to “healthcare rationing”, a frequently debunked myth the right likes to spread about the ACA that has been widely known to be a bogus talking point for around… oh, eight or nine years now.

    Gruenhagen’s signature issue, however, is LGBTQ rights, or why we should not have them. Going back to his earliest days serving on a school council, Gruenhagen has been fervently anti-gay, often interrupting school board meetings to, non sequitur, rant about the evils of sodomy. In 2005, his own colleagues noted:


    Back in 2007, Gruenhagen also wrote an op-ed in his local paper, where he wanted to discuss Christmas… The topic he veered off for a moment to show how aghast he was at Congressman Keith Ellison being sworn in on a copy of the Koran and how it was a plot to have it someday take the place of the Bible, and somehow, he went even further off course from talking about celebrating the birth of Jesus and instead onto the dread topic of sodomy:


    At another point in 2013, Gruenhagen wrote a column online that linked any constituent who read it to an anti-gay hate group from Massachusetts that conveniently still reports sodomy is a crime (which, no, not after the Lawrence v. Texas ruling in 2003). The gist of all this rants is, by being allowed to exist, and marry people, and have any gay sex, the gay community are “coming after Christians with their gay agenda” and that homosexuality is just a form of “sexual addiction” based on an “unscientific lie. And he will, at any point, reflexively start telling lies about homosexuals.

    The “secret gay agenda” is hardly the only bizarre conspiracy theory Gruenhagen believes in, as he is also a climate change denier wielding a particularly abhorrent lack of logic, insisting that talk of it is “a United Nations fraud”, while making the idiotic accusation that those who do acknowledge evidence of climate change “believe that exhaling is causing global warning”, citing “facts he learned at CPAC. And honestly, when the most sane idea you’ve pitched in government is to castrate sex offenders because “it worked on the farm”, maybe you shouldn’t be a legislator. That’s just us at CSGOPOTD thinking, though.

    Regrettably, Glenn Gruenhagen was elected to a sixth term in office in 2020, where we’re sure he’ll continue to try and block any Democratic bills that cross his path, even something as simple as a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to include an equal rights amendment. Meanwhile, he’s back to focusing on homophobia, as he is the sponsor of a bill that would defund any public library that dares to host a Drag Queen Story Hour.

    Clearly, a high priority to have during a pandemic. If you’re a bigoted ***hole, that is.
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