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  1. They're right about the party elite. The current leadership just continues to compound past mistakes with their exclusiveness and $1000 soirées. If the Democrats weren't so blind, there would never have been an opening for a challenge. But it's business as usual.
  2. ????? Source the Repugnants will not get him out of office until he's served two years. That way Pence can run two cycles. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/20/i-think-islam-hates-us-a-timeline-of-trumps-comments-about-islam-and-muslims/?utm_term=.e909e57ba11b says the lyingest orange liar who ever lied. America First my backside.
  3. Absolutely. People's eyes glaze over when you mention net neutrality but few people understand what it really means and how losing it will affect their lives. Unless you're absolutely thrilled with your cable provider/ISP, please be informed. At the risk of sounding preachy or condescending, at its core, the issue is about whether or not ISPs are a utility. When you put it in that context, it becomes glaringly evident why it's such an important issue, and how far reaching the implications. Imagine if your electric company could charge you a basic rate for running your HVAC and refrigerator, but charged a premium for microwaves and cooking ranges or other electric devices. Another analogy I heard was imagine there's a toll road that charges different rates depending on the make of your vehicle -- lower rates for Mercedes or Lexus than for Ford and Chevy.
  4. Lawd! I'm eternally grateful my first response to this post didn't post. This will be me, in my totally diplomatically challenged fashion explaining that Bernie didn't beat Hillary. And Biden can say whatever tf he wants. Who loses to Donald Freaking Trump? Russians/Comey or not? She was crippled by a decades long, entirely unfair persecution. But that was reality. It was a factor that the democratic establishment ignored and then engineered the party nomination for the one person almost half the country would refuse to vote for under any circumstances. Most of the country's voters bemoaned being forced to choose between the two candidates. It's time to get over it. We have more immediate concerns. Yeah. That was the full measure of my diplomacy. I know it sucks. I accept my limitations. Fire away. According to Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett, there was a huge yelling match about the highly classified info 45 shared with Russians. It happened within earshot of White House press. So not only did 45 "leak" info to the Russians, but then proceeded to scream much of the same classified info where the press would hear. I just offer a prayer for the poor Israeli who is currently undercover with ISIS who's been identified as A source for threats against the US.
  5. I'm surprised he doesn't want to land the chopper on the Vatican. Btw. I took an unofficial wholly unscientific poll. When asked how would you prefer to die? A) after a prolonged battle with cancer that bankrupted your family and could've been prevented were you provided with access to affordable healthcare or beheading. Beheading was the overwhelming champion.
  6. Lol. I've loved you for years. Your Bernie hate made me temporarily reconsider, but I remembered that such differences are temporary. You're good people.
  7. One of the best things I learned from the podcast was even assbackward West Virginia has auto voter registration as do 38 states/and a commonwealth or two. Such a simple and reasonable solution for so much. Im thinking of just going to churches and nursing homes and personally volunteering to drive registered voters to early voting sites. I always try to vote early in West Virginia. But I have to drive to my county seat, which is cross county. Even worse. To renew my driver's license I have to drive 45 miles. Life in rural America. I can only imagine how daunting that must be for some people. It's just inconvenient for me. It's a Herculean task for some.
  8. My dream scenario involves Comey and Yates testifying side by side and fist bumping with a flourish after every response to a question.
  9. Deray McKesson podsave the people. Discussion regarding voter suppression. Very informative and really great guests. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pod-save-the-people/id1230148653?mt=2&i=1000385501882
  10. I'm very afraid we will get Trey Gowdy as our new Director of the FBI. There are some Republicans who are supporting and independent investigation into the Russian hack. https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/conservative-republican-justin-amash-signs-onto-bill-for-an?bftwnews&utm_term=.bvMpEoMqN#.elrlVWE0K
  11. I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing and the Tillerson thing and the Sessions thing and the Kushner thing and the Carter Page thing and the Roger Stone thing and the Felix Sater thing and the Boris Ephsteyn thing and the Rosneft thing and the Gazprom thing and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing and the Azerbajain thing and the “I love Putin” thing and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing and the Sergey Kislyak thing and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing and the Russian Business Interests thing and the Emoluments Clause thing and the Alex Schnaider thing and the hack of the DNC thing and the Guccifer 2.0 thing and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing and the Russians mysteriously dying thing and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing and the Cyprus bank thing and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing and the election hacking thing and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing and the Steele Dossier thing and the Leninist Bannon thing and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing and the Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by trump in the trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing and the Agent M16 following the money thing And now the trump team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing and The Corey Lewendowski thing and the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing And the Betsy Devos' Brother thing And the Sebastian Gorka thing And the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing And the pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing and the Pence and Manafort connection thing And the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where trump was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing and the carter Page defying the Senate's order to hand over his Russian contact list and the trump wants to VETO Sally Yates' testimony thing and the trump trying to discredit Yates thing and NOW the Obama told trump personally about Flynn thing and NOW THE COMEY THING! SO yeah there’s probably nothing there!
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  13. I was certainly not poor. Although wealth status is a subjective thing. I take a very very broad definition of white privilege. Most people don't have much awareness of systemic segregation and the lasting harmful effects. Not just the personal prejudices of individuals. But Government policies. Richard Rothstein just wrote a book about the housing policies following the depression openly discriminated against African Americans, and how that impacted their long term wealth. I know that the war on drugs was another means whereby white men in power kept their heels on the throats of black people. I know mass incarceration and police brutality and the entire justice system has been part of a long standing conspiracy to deny black people equality.
  14. https://www.google.com/amp/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/08/how-trump-could-get-fired/amp Haven't read this but listened to an interview with the author on NPR. My take is if we want a real investigation into Mike Flynn and Paul Manefort's Russia connections, or anything else, we have to take back the House. Need 23 seats. Historically, in an election following a term where one party controls all branches of government, the incumbent party has lost 30+ seats in the House. So it can be done.
  15. Aint that the truth?! I've reluctantly admitted that I voted Republican most of my life. I'm ashamed of that in part because the destruction of the party and its transition to some Christian variation of the Taliban began with Reagan and the Moral Majority and although I voted for Ford in my first presidential election, I voted for Reagan twice, and H. W. Bush twice. It really wasn't until W ran for President that I finally couldn't do it anymore. That tipped the balance. In hindsight I do realize white privilege played a huge role in my resistance to accepting how much the party had changed. Oddly, when I first became politically aware, most people in my circle were Democrats, but they were that "good ol'" southern democrat variety. Anyway, back to your original point, my positions have definitely shifted significantly since I turned 18. But not nearly as dramatically as the GOP. If Newt Gingrich and the Tea Party and now The Freedom Caucus had not shifted the party so vehemently to the right I might still be a "moderate" Republican. There is no moderation in the GOP anymore. They're soulless bastards lacking any shred of human decency and apparently incapable of informed decision making. The healthcare industry is 1/6 of the U.S. Economy. These wastes of human flesh just passed bill that the CBO had not reviewed, and that most members of the House admit they did not read! And on closer inspection is so much worse than most people could imagine.