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DNC chair responds to McConnell: 'Thanks for the ransom note' by Yamamba78 in politics

[–]PraiseBeToScience [score hidden]  (0 children)

Lol, the GOP had been threatening to 2A everyone since the late 70s. Stop blaming the Russians for everything.

Bernie Sanders Bursts Into Laughter Over GOP Claim That Dems Don't Care About CHIP by 8rg6a2o in MarchAgainstTrump

[–]PraiseBeToScience -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

No, the endless filibuster is shit and it not intended. It's only a tool of obstruction and that's it. Doesn't matter who's doing it.

Edit: one of the dumbest ideas in politics right now is compromise is a virture in and if itself. It's not. The US is run on general consensus, not compromise. If you have the majority you're supposed to be able to pass your agenda, except in special cases.

Split governments or other times the parties are forced to compromise, you get gridlock not grand bargains. The idea that it government runs on "both sides coming together for grand bargains" is a romamtized childish myth that has no basis in fact.

Paul Ryan is lying to you about the Children’s Health Insurance Program by imitationcheese in politics

[–]PraiseBeToScience [score hidden]  (0 children)

Because Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall. Not a dime of taxpayer money was supposed to be used.

Americans more likely to blame Trump, Republicans if government shuts down: Poll by NEEThimesama in politics

[–]PraiseBeToScience [score hidden]  (0 children)

There's some enlightened centrists in there. Libertarians are not 20% of the population.

Mike Cernovich Throws Huge Temper Tantrum When His Event Gets Cancelled by iknowyourded in beholdthemasterrace

[–]PraiseBeToScience 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If I got into an argument with Mike Cernovich I'd make my own recording to. You don't want to let him have complete editing power over whatever gets released.

Russia Testimony: It Appears Russia Infiltrated The NRA by Mynameis__--__ in Impeach_Trump

[–]PraiseBeToScience [score hidden]  (0 children)

It's not recent. The idea that you have a right to Insurrection (i.e. civil war) is a relatively new idea. The NRA has been popularizing it since the late 70s. If you look at how the founders treated insurrection and uprisings, they clearly did not believe you had a right to start a revolution against the US, because you already had the right to vote and express your grievances, unlike a monarchy.

In monarchy the crime of treason may admit of being pardoned or lightly punished, but the man who dares rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.

- Sam Adams, arguing in favor of The Riot Act

Russia Testimony: It Appears Russia Infiltrated The NRA by Mynameis__--__ in Impeach_Trump

[–]PraiseBeToScience [score hidden]  (0 children)

Eh, the NRA didn't need the Russians for that, they've been batshit insane for decades now.

The NRA got money and access to a well oiled social media microtagetting machine. The Russians got access to a well maintained database of every nutjob in the US. You think all those conspiracy nuts, white supremacists, and other anti-government extremists are pro-gun control?

Honestly this is the least suprising development in this whole Russia saga. The NRA and Putin are like two peas in a pod.

Typical libtard who never worked!!! by llegoz in forwardsfromgrandma

[–]PraiseBeToScience 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Getting an education is also not work because reasons. You get this crap in softer forms even with Dems, like the work requirement in Clinton's education plan. How exactly does making a student work at McDonald's help someone earn a degree? If we're investing tax dollars into someone, they better be hitting the books. Chances are if they need the financial assistance, they're well aquainted with menial labor already.

I'm so thankful to be a Cubs fan. by awake283 in CHICubs

[–]PraiseBeToScience 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They tried twice during the '84 draft to use their pick to get a big man before "settling" on drafting Jordan. Then in 1988 they tried again to trade with the Clippers for draft picks and players.

https://www.clipsnation.com/2015/9/17/9333995/michael-jordan-and-the-trades-that-didnt-happen

I'm so thankful to be a Cubs fan. by awake283 in CHICubs

[–]PraiseBeToScience 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still remember how jaded I was about Ricketts buying the team after Cuban was denied. I would've bet serious cash Ricketts was just another blue blood owner looking to milk the Cubs for cash just like all the past ones feeding us lines about how he was totally a "fan".

I wasn't giving him any benefit of the doubt until he hired Theo. My how things have changed.

I'm so thankful to be a Cubs fan. by awake283 in CHICubs

[–]PraiseBeToScience 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's good to be skeptical, and there's definitely things Theo's not telling us because it's his job to keep it secret. But there have been a lot of players taking less money to play here. That tells me he's probably as honest as he can be.

I'm so thankful to be a Cubs fan. by awake283 in CHICubs

[–]PraiseBeToScience 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reinsdorf tried trading away the GOAT three times trying to get a big center. He literally backed into that dynasty. His custodianship of the team has been absolute shit ever since Jordan left.

Confederate cringe. by thepanichand in beholdthemasterrace

[–]PraiseBeToScience 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol, if the South were truly serious about their history there'd be monuments to those that fought to free slaves, Slavery muesuems, and grim reminders to never repeat the past. They'd lead the charge against racism and making sure the decents of slaves were fully integrated into society (i.e. receive educations, healthcare, and he equivalent of the something like a GI bill). They'd make sure black veterans of wars were given compensation for the benefits that were refused to them.

What do we get? Glorification of those that fought for slavery, denial of their past misdeeds, vilification of figures like Sherman who wanted to avoid war tried to talk sense into them, pointing of the finger north, neo-confederacy, racist school districts and redlining (including the exportation of those policies Nationwide), and on and on.

In other words ending slavery and human trafficking in all it's forms would be their pet issue. Instead we're still debating if the confederate flag is racist.

Trump Brags About Getting A Perfect Score On A Test Designed To Diagnose Dementia by Fitbitnitwit in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]PraiseBeToScience 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not even conclusive either. Doctor's observations and further testing is needed to completely rule out any cognitive disorders. And it's obvious he's had a lot of cognitive decline since even 10 years ago.

Why is this such a prevalent mindset? by Wanna_make_cash in forwardsfromgrandma

[–]PraiseBeToScience 14 points15 points  (0 children)

So next time I see someone driving a nice car that's an invitation to carjack them because they're obviously a beta cuck overcompensating for a small penis and need put in their place by an alpha?

Why is this such a prevalent mindset? by Wanna_make_cash in forwardsfromgrandma

[–]PraiseBeToScience 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Most men don't rape, but it's really unsettling how many justify it, saying shit like she was asking for it.

Why is this such a prevalent mindset? by Wanna_make_cash in forwardsfromgrandma

[–]PraiseBeToScience 138 points139 points  (0 children)

This is literally what Rape Culture is. It doesn't matter if a woman is walking buck-ass naked down the middle of the street, you still have absolutely no right to sex with her.

When men decide to do something stupid and immature like go streaking or walking around without a top on (see every workout video on YouTube), they don't have to worry about getting raped.

Rape culture is thinking a woman is "asking for it" because she doesn't dress to some arbitrary modest standard.

The FBI is now investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump by imagepoem in esist

[–]PraiseBeToScience 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The funniest thing is the NRA has the largest maintained database of US gun owners on the planet. If the NRA is colluding with Russia, they almost certainly handed/sold that data to Russia for their micro-targeting operations. Given how gun rights closely correlates with conservative, anti-government preferences (and even susceptibility to conspiratorial thinking, go ahead try to find someone who is a conspiracy nut and not a gun nut) the NRA is database is quite valuable to the Russians. The more I think about it, the more the NRA and Russia look like obvious allies.

But of course the US government having a database on gun owners is the real problem, despite maintaining databases on all kinds of civilian life from car registration to property deeds.

The FBI is now investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump by imagepoem in esist

[–]PraiseBeToScience 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And did what? Saved $100 from being robbed? The vast majority of crime is nonviolent, theives largely aren't murderers or assailants.

That's nothing compared to the 100k plus shot every year or the billions we spend treating gun shot wounds and lost economic participation from victims. Gun shot wounds are far more severe than a knife wound and much harder to treat and live with.

Modern countries that regulate guns have almost no gun crime/accidents and lower homicide rates and much smaller treatment costs because of it. Their criminals are almost completely unarmed.

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign by ineedmoney1604 in politics

[–]PraiseBeToScience 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The GOP has been court packing this entire time. Either the Dems wake up to this reality and start playing hardball or they lose the court for a generation.

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign by ineedmoney1604 in politics

[–]PraiseBeToScience 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even with your edit your comment is extremely bad history. The plan to return the court convinced two justices to find the Labor and Social Security Acts constitutional. Prior to this fight, SCOTUS was standing completely in the way of necessary, successful, and extremely popular reforms because it was packed full of Justices appointed by do-nothing Republicans.

It was a fight FDR needed, and he got what he wanted in the immediate and long term. Yes it cost political capital, but it was political capital well spent. Thats not a backfire.