Okay, Tuesday 6 November 2018 is election day. Get out and vote.
I am a Consevative. I vote Red (Republican). I dislike Trump personally. He acts a lot like me. However, like me, he gets things done. The economy is good, he has fix most of the bad trade deals, especially NAFTA.
Then we have that nut job in North Diarrhea, I think Trump put the fear of God in him, or else he thinks Trump is a crazier than he is.
But any who, get out and vote.
And vote Republican. I want to see Pisslosee and Fineslime cry.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2018 11:12:27 GMT -8 by leptraps
I like the Donald, the liberal elite crying from their ivory towers hate him, every time I see their pathetic anti Trump hand wringing, virtue signalling acceptance speeches at award ceremonies I cry with laughter that they, for once, are not getting everything their own way, they will have to put more energy into the equally pathetic #me too witch hunt to garner some much needed attention to fan their massive ego's.
Well, not all of you got out and voted. As a result we still have Trump and a Republican Senate. But now we have a Democrat have the majority in House of Representatives.
Should there be a vacancy in the Supreme Court, it will be vacant until after the 2020 election.
If Congress cannot work together, then it is time for term limits.
The Republicons and the Democraps hate each other. Maybe I should run for President. I would love to get up in front of a joint session of Congress and break wind. A nasty juicy wet one at best with lot's of NARF. Then you can say the our government stinks, and then some.
Then you can say the our government stinks, and then some.
Most governments stink. Same with religions and cultural movements. The people are OK, it's the leaders that are corrupted. The old saying "walk a mile in my shoes..." speaks wonders. I have very close friends who are Muslim, and friends who are Mexican, and friends who own dozens of machine guns. When you meet the persons face-to-face and spend time with them, outside the media hype and government-driven angst, most people are wonderful.
The people I find to be less than wonderful are bureaucrats, lawyers and politicians of any breed. They lie, they steal, they cheat. They manipulate the system beyond its original intent to suit their own agenda. It's all about them. It's all about power and greed.
Rowan County, Kentucky had a had a county clerk, an elected office, who refused to issue marriage licenses tp gays based on her religious beliefs. She was arrested and jailed. The out cry from the publics in support of the clerk went nation wide. She won re-election by a landside, 20 to 1 the following year. This year 2018, she lost to a Democrat. After winning the election, he announced that was Gay. He is currently in hiding. Them Red Necks in eastern Kentucky are a rough bunch.
The next several days are going to be interesting.
What I want to know is where do both the Republicans and Democrats find all these morons.
They are all part of the same group, the same system. Everything else is a big smoke screen to distract.
None of them truly wants to solve any problems, like urban poverty or school shootings. Any change in the status quo upsets the balance of accumulated interests and personal wealth. Voters are given effectively two choices for a seat, neither of which are any good. Politicians who go into the job actually wanting to make a difference are quickly "fixed" by their powerful colleagues.
Voters, by and large, don't think things through. If I get X, what will happen in 10 years? They don't think about consequences, they think about immediate gain.
So we get, in almost every nation, a bifurcated slow ride to anarchy. Along the way, and in the end, it's the politicians who profit.
Barry Goldwater was a presidential candidate in 1964. He spoke open and boldly about the political morass in the United States and set the conservative movement in place. The Democrats at the time created a image of him that scared most middle class citizens. Instead we got four more years of Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam war. Do not blame Tricky Dick for Vietnam, Nixon just just made it worse. The first time I voted for Alfred E. Neuman was in 1970.
I always liked Barry Goldwater. He was a big fan of Mad Magazine and Alfred E. Neumann. My kind of guy!!!
Post by exoticimports on Nov 9, 2018 7:34:32 GMT -8
The big problem is that humans accept, sometimes quickly, sometimes gradually, "The New Norm". It becomes the benchmark. Few suggest- much less push- that laws be rolled back. And, sadly, many point out areas that pass crazy laws and have corrupt politicians without realizing that it's coming their way.
Nobody has done anything about overhauling (or eliminating) CITES or Lacy. Enforcers accept it as law, and see it as their job to enforce, without pause to think.
Like it or not, the Constitution of the US says one should be able to walk into Walmart and buy a machine gun. That right (like it or not) has been slowly destroyed, with the populace and Law Enforcement often first screaming about it, then refusing to support it, yet over time it has become acceptable, even embraced, as "The New Norm." Even the NRA has supported some laws that violate 2A of the Constitution, be it for political reasons or "The New Norm"
It's all headed toward Logan's Run, 1984, etc. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what's happening. But most people are secure in the moment, happy in their Norm. The only difference voting makes is timing.
Until recently, Thailand had a pretty good model, in which the King could step in and stop stupidity. That doesn't happen anymore.
I thank you for the thought. However, that is one job I would love to have, but I know better.
First executive order out of the gate. Remove from office via whatever means necessary within the Law, every member of congress, both houses, who refuses to negotiate should be taken out and publicly flogged.
I find it quite sad that people voted all the moderate republicans out. This was my first time voting and my incumbant Erik Paulsen got blow out of the water. He was a moderate old school conservative and was a hard worker. What will happen in the next two years other than investigations and subpenas will be nothing. All I know is get ready for six more years of trump.
People on here, primarily in the Trump camp, seem to forget that it's not just "liberals" who dislike him. A lot of independents, republicans, and libertarians think he is a joke. Now, after the dems took the house, and his hissy fit with France, after he decided to go over there and "Honor" the men who laid their lives in foreign soil so that people can freely express themselves here, decided that he would rather sulk and act like a toddler. His petty actions are enough for me not to believe in the GOP, nor take the prez seriously at all. At this point, all he seems like he is, is a petulant rich child sulking and taking out his frustrations on twitter, with some rather comedic results. Good for a laugh or two at least.
He is a very intelligent man. He did not become a Billionaire with his looks. And look at Melania. That is one fine lady.
You must admit he gets things done. And boy can he piss off the press, the Democraps and a couple of plug ugly democrap females congress women. I get the biggest kick out of him. And do not worry. he will get re-elected in 2020. It will not just be white Christian's and an assorted lot of right wing loonies that will vote for him. Blacks and women will vote for him as well.
But I must admit, he acts like a high school smart ass. You know the kind. I use to be one!
Actions speak louder than words. Trump can be abrasive to say the least but he is willing to stand up for this country. I don't agree with everything he does but what I do agree with is we need to fix this country. Why are we having all the mass shootings? Some say take away the guns and that will solve the problem. It won't. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
Why are we having all the mass shootings? Some say take away the guns and that will solve the problem. It won't. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
Of course gun control will for sure decrease the number of dead people ! This is scientific data. The USA are the only civilized country with so many dead people due to the easy access to guns !
In Europe, in Canada, in Russia, a depressed or crazy guy who wants to harm other would kill one guy with a knife... in the USA he would kill 50 with an assault rifle, just because he has access to it. But the NRA has totally brainwashed and corrupted a large part of the USA. Well at least, it controls a bit the world human overpopulation... the USA should sell bazookas too.
In Russia, in Europe, in Canada, "People kill" as you said, but less often and less victims, thanks to gun control.
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2018 1:52:58 GMT -8 by wollastoni
About Trump, there are things that I like : no useless war abroad and good economics measures. And things I don't like : he weakens environmental laws, he prefers Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to his democratic allies, he does nothing to stop the gun issue in the US.
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2018 3:22:52 GMT -8 by wollastoni
In countries where they don't have easy access to firearms people make bombs to commit mass murder. You could use a vehicle at a crowded location to take out a bunch of people. My point was guns are inanimate objects it's the people using them that's the problem. What has changed in American society that's causing these folks to go off the rails and kill people? It's a dangerous world that's getting worse all the time.