America: The Trump Era

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:15 am

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One of the shooters manifestos from this week. Language traced back to Trump and other right wingers.

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While I think ideas in the manifesto can be traced back to right wingers and Trump that graphic is garbage IMO. It might have been compelling if something more than "the Democratic Party" was a direct quote. Everything else is paraphrased and has probably been said thousands of times for other purposes:

Texas gained 9 Hispanic residents for every white resident
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The heavily Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold
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Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at Kentucky home, spokesman says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... ar-AAFkAdg

Funny, I would have thought that his shell would have protected him in a fall.

Best quote I've read is that it looks like Mitch McConnell finally brought something to the floor.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:57 am

Thoughts and prayers to Mitch & family.
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misterx wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Video game excuses now, huh?

:roll:
They've gotten a ton of traction with a bunch of other old retreads, might as well trot this one out too.
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GoBluePanic wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:15 pm
misterx wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Video game excuses now, huh?

:roll:
They've gotten a ton of traction with a bunch of other old retreads, might as well trot this one out too.
don't forget about the satanic music!

x don't believe the hype, it's only the idiots that actually have anything to say about video games. it's a popular news headline, you know how they roll. actual people that aren't pearl clutching religious fundamentalists don't believe that fudge.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Ohio Republican blames mass shootings on ‘drag queen advocates,’ Colin Kaepernick and Obama.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 098cfb593e
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 pm

I place the blame squarely on her makeup job.

She could use a few drag queens in her life teaching her a thing a two.

Somebody should also tell Candice Kellermagat that even her photo is fake news.

MAGA!!!!

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 pm

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings

https://www.businessinsider.com/switzer ... ths-2018-2
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wow ohio
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gorkie wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings

https://www.businessinsider.com/switzer ... ths-2018-2
Some takeaways other than the obvious cultural and population differences:

Switzerland still has one of the highest rates of gun violence in Europe, and most gun deaths in the country are suicides.

Happiness has taken a dive over the past decade in the US. The report authors cite "declining social support and increased corruption," as well as addiction and depression for the fall.


Not so comparable here:

Switzerland's borders are basically designed to blow up on command, with at least 3,000 demolition points on bridges, roads, rails, and tunnels around the landlocked European country.

Unlike the US, Switzerland has mandatory military service for men.
All men between the ages of 18 and 34 deemed "fit for service" are given a pistol or a rifle and trained.



Good ideas:

They also keep a log of everyone who owns a gun in their region, known as a canton, though hunting rifles and some semiautomatic long arms are exempt from the permit requirement.

They might consult a psychiatrist or talk with authorities in other cantons where a prospective gun buyer has lived before to vet the person.

Gun owners who want to carry their weapon for "defensive purposes" also have to prove they can properly load, unload, and shoot their weapon and must pass a test to get a license.




Good luck:

People who've been convicted of a crime or have an alcohol or drug addiction aren't allowed to buy guns in Switzerland.

The law also states that anyone who "expresses a violent or dangerous attitude" won't be permitted to own a gun.
(I'm sure we'd all trust the US government to get this one right)
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Believes the most out there zany conspiracies that Russia has infiltrated all walks of American Life, stole the election from Hillary , weaponised American humour and robotic cockroaches and beluga whales and giant squids and and and....

Accuses others of wearing a tinfoil hat.


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You keep doing you, son.

Regardless of the laughter...


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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:50 pm

Derp.

Decent metaphor for our society:

“Now that I am a sober man, I know that I am a very sick man,” he reportedly said. “I know I should have listened to my mother, the love of my life.”

Upon his arrest, Sayoc was found to have been living in a van plastered with pro-Trump stickers and art. His social media accounts revealed an obsession with the President, as Sayoc threatened his opponents online.

Sayoc’s defense attorneys had contended that amid a life outcast from society, he “found light in Donald J. Trump.” In an argument for 10 years 1 month behind bars – a lenient sentence – the defense said that Sayoc’s steroid-addled mind was further addled by Trump’s extremist rhetoric.”
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:57 pm

Your society was equally as broken under Obama.

Lest we forget.
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sixstringer wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Ohio Republican blames mass shootings on ‘drag queen advocates,’ Colin Kaepernick and Obama.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 098cfb593e
Luls. And I thought our middle school student was nutty. And Ohio is one of the swing states, isn’t it? Luls again.

Also, she looks like a drag queen herself on that photo.
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