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Posts posted by ShamefurDispray

  1. 13 minutes ago, Donward said:

    So here is the Green New Deal document being peddled by AOC and the lot.




    It... truly is special the wishful thinking involved.


    How will you pay for it? The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs. The same way we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.



    Well, the 20s are coming up again

  2. 8 hours ago, Walter_Sobchak said:


    How does it protect minoroty interests? As far as I can tell, it simply means that the only votes that count are those of the people that live in 14 swing states.  Right now, republicans in California and democrats in Texas essentially have no say in electing the president.  

    It means that the parties have to tailor their policies that also benefit the swing states, which are constantly changing. Without the EC, there is no reason to campaign outside of the heavily populated areas, disenfranchising the states with less people and can further the divide between the less populous and more populous states. With EC, you guarantee minimum representation to the less populous states which makes the Union more stable as less feel disenfranchised.

  3. 22 hours ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

    Currently there is a bill in place that would make government shutdowns by the president a thing of the past.


    It's like they can't learn from their own history. 


    How many times has the following scenario played out?


    Leftists use questionably moral political tool against opponents for years.


    Opponents finally wise-up and fight back using same took.


    Leftists call shenanigans and push to eliminate said tool. 


    Rinse and repeat. Most recently we've seen it with the filibuster. While certainly not a party specific tool, it only began garnering hate from the left when it was used effectively against them. 



    "It's only ok when we use it!"

  4. 1 minute ago, Lord_James said:


    Actually no, I meant the Democrats. If that claim is true (and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was), I would personally find it humorous for its blatant hypocrisy. 


    And I did just read about the Warren, Indian thing on the “democracy dies” thread: lol that’s rich. 

    Elizabeth Warren confirmed the One Drop Rule when she still clings to her Native American heritage when she possibly had an ancestor 6-10 generations ago.

    Meanwhile Nazi racial autism stopped at your grandparents; if you don't have a Jewish grandparent, you are considered German.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Jeeps_Guns_Tanks said:





    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against President Trump by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed the president had defamed her earlier this year on Twitter.

    The lawsuit was filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

    "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!" the president tweeted.




    Warrens DNA test shows maybe so south American in her so far back it doesn't matter, but she still claims she an Indian! 


    "A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."

    - Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.






  6. 23 hours ago, Belesarius said:

    My roomie is a political junkie. He couldn't sleep last night and read the entire agreement.


    Bascially, it's the same damned agreement, with some technical updates, some caving in on some corporatist IP issues that most people won't give a shit about or everyone will be equally pissed off with, and Y'all get 3.59% of the dairy market, which will almost certainlly go to expensive cheeses.  We'll be able to get artisianal hispter US cheese here now. 


    Oh and they updated the amount that you can ship on an online order from the US from $50 to $150 before duty kicks in.


    It seems part of the reason why Trump didn't push Justin too hard is because he achieved his bigger scheme of containing China.

  7. 23 hours ago, Donward said:

    It’s been painfully obvious that the President’s enemies have been aiming for a 25th Amendment solution ever since he took the Oath of Office. It’s another lame attempt to close their eyes and wish Trump away. And it just shows how divorced from reality the Left and the #NeverTrump RINOs are.


    It also causes me to question whether they have actually ever even bothered to read the Constitution and its Amendments. Or if they have, they don’t actually care about its meaning and want to simply use it as cover for whatever they want it to mean at the moment.


    Here’s the text.




    The key point is Section 4 of the Amendment where the Vice President AND the majority of the President’s principal Cabinet (or a group appointed by Congress) have to declare that the President can’t discharge his duties. Whereupon the Vice President becomes ACTING President.


    But wait!


    If such an event did occur, the President can then write to Congress attesting he was now fit again to hold office.


    At that point, the Vice President, the Cabinet, and Congress have to go through the process one more time to remove the President from office.




    And all of that is a pipe dream since the point of the 25th Amendment is about a President being incapacitated like when Reagan was shot or to prevent a scenario like when Woodrow Wilson had a stroke.


    The 25th Amendment was not meant to cover some disagreement over Trump’s position on NAFTA or that some mid-level staffer got triggered over a Tweet.



    It's kind of ironic because it's actually harder to remove a sitting president by 25th Amendment than to impeach him since you need 2/3 of both houses rather than 1/2 of HoR and 2/3 of senate.

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