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    Quote Originally Posted by kidfresh512 View Post
    A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

    I found this article very illuminating in terms of the tangible, actual effects that the Evangelicals are seeing. In the overt support of trump despite the depth of his lack of character.
    the overt racism, hate, pandering to the worst of alt right.

    The kind of willful ignoring of racial issues inside these churches, that are holding them back from greater integration. The strange acceptance of trump regardless that his actions and words should be anathema to a follower of the Bible as I understand it.
    Evangelicals sold their souls for that long cherished chance at getting Roe v. Wade killed, which was what Trump promised if he were elected. To the bible thumpers, that's all they care about, it doesn't matter that Trump is a first class scumbag, as long as he could manage to make abortion illegal (any such law won't stop the practice of course, but that's neither here nor there), they'll gleefully turn a blind eye to his litany of faults. So, is it any wonder blacks want out because church leaders embraced the country's biggest racist and misogynist?

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    I heard an interview on NPR the other day with a life long democrat, who's now a full on Trump supporter.

    She's out trying to convert anyone who will listen. She's, I mean, apparently a life long democrat, but it boiled down to immigration. She just wants all the immigrants out. Dreamers need to go back where they come from. She didn't sound much like a democrat, to me.

    It was really disgusting. I had to turn it off after a few minutes, honestly.
    When you take into consideration that we're ALL immigrants in one form or another, the stance of this woman is not only repulsive, but hypocritical to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    They aren't just outside the stadium now, I think the goalposts have switched continents.
    Pluto called and asked it it's a planet again now that #30 moved ALL the goal posts there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post

    No one is claiming that there is not a potential handful out there.
    He says about his own post, where he didn't just made the word "one" bigger than the other words, he gave it a flashy color, made it throb and sprayed glitter all over it on his own screen.

    If there ever has been a more dishonest post been made on this thread, I have not seen it. Congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInvisibleMan View Post
    im seeing a lot of people one would consider left or left of center and they have a really hard stance on immigration, DACA, the wall

    I find it odd

    especially the ones that are like "no path to citizenship for anyone...just kick them all out"
    Really? I've never confused being generally progressive with being completely anti-racist. I've seen too many conditional "allies" to believe that.

    Lots and lots of people talk a good game until you're buying a house in *their* neighborhoods or dating their children.
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    That shit doesn't surprise me. I've had to call out friends for saying super racist shit. They didn't think it was racist, because they thought it was true, ya know?

    Like, "look at that group of young black men over there... you know they're up to no good." Which wasn't racist to them, because they knew they were up to no good. They were just stating facts.

    It blew my mind the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Who gave those people the keys to North America? Why do they think they own it? Most of us are just tenants who haven't paid the landlords yet.
    Practically all of us are the direct result of chain migration.
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    It's just all of this seems sooooooo shortsighted on Republicans, conservatives, thumpers, and all that. What happens after Trump leaves and a Democrat takes over? How can you ever convince anyone of ever taking you seriously again or trying to make a case against something when you so thoroughly supported or ignored the same act committed by Trump? All you got is a dying audience and super crazies, which aren't really a reliable audience. I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    It's just all of this seems sooooooo shortsighted on Republicans, conservatives, thumpers, and all that. What happens after Trump leaves and a Democrat takes over? How can you ever convince anyone of ever taking you seriously again or trying to make a case against something when you so thoroughly supported or ignored the same act committed by Trump? All you got is a dying audience and super crazies, which aren't really a reliable audience. I just don't get it.
    I suspect all they care about is the short term rush of being in power, of controlling all three branches of government, not to mention the golden opportunity of robbing the country blind, and once that ride is over, they'll abandon ship like nobody's business. In the case of the Republicans in Congress, chances are a goodly portion of them will retire once their terms are up and either slink off into retirement with fat pension checks, or become Washington lobbyists and continue screwing over the country from outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Things Fall Apart View Post
    Really? I've never confused being generally progressive with being completely anti-racist. I've seen too many conditional "allies" to believe that.

    Lots and lots of people talk a good game until you're buying a house in *their* neighborhoods or dating their children.
    oh most definitely, certainly understand that

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    'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in jail for defrauding investors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in jail for defrauding investors.
    I heard. I also heard he was crying during the sentencing and even his lawyer admitting he wanted to punch him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in jail for defrauding investors.
    Is he going to the big house or some country club lockup for high rollers who behaved badly? If it's the former, Pharma Bro won't last a month in general population, and that's a generous estimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Is he going to the big house or some country club lockup for high rollers who behaved badly? If it's the former, Pharma Bro won't last a month in general population, and that's a generous estimate.
    I'm thinking any preferential treatment would depend on his good behavior.

    And we are talking about Martin Shkreli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    It's just all of this seems sooooooo shortsighted on Republicans, conservatives, thumpers, and all that. What happens after Trump leaves and a Democrat takes over? How can you ever convince anyone of ever taking you seriously again or trying to make a case against something when you so thoroughly supported or ignored the same act committed by Trump? All you got is a dying audience and super crazies, which aren't really a reliable audience. I just don't get it.
    Nobody has taken them seriously in ages except on the few points rightwing single-issue voters live for.

    The real question about what happens when Democrats take over again is how are Democrats going to make anybody in the whole wide world take the USA seriously again when everybody knows they're one bad election away from president Alex Jones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    I'm thinking any preferential treatment would depend on his good behavior.

    And we are talking about Martin Shkreli.
    If that's the case, then Big Bubba's gonna get himself a new girlfriend.
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