Discussion in 'Political Banter' started by ghost62, Nov 2, 2016.
Who did you have in mind?
Nobody, yet. That's just it. I do have an interest in her but I want to hear more from her and everybody else.
I've always liked what Sanders (Bernie, not the Huckabee one) and Warren have had to say but I prefer Warren over Sanders. If I had to vote for Joe Biden I would.
I do like Sherrod Brown and think he would make a great candidate. I say that because I probably know more about him, what he stands for and what he has done over time at various levels of government than most of the other possible candidates because I'm originally from Ohio and he has been around in politics for a very long time. He's a good guy and he gets things done. He is great at developing Republican allies and winning them over, a skill that seems to be lacking among so many politicians these days - on both sides.
I also am highly interested in Julian Castro and want to hear more from him.
I'm not sure if O'Rourke is the result of hype, or what, although it would be nice to see some young blood again.
Finally, no, I am not interested in Clinton and grudgingly voted for her last time.
More negative commentary...sorry. I am sad for our vets who have fought to defend democracy, only to have been "trumped". I have in my possession a huge, menacing shark knife that belonged to someone, an immigrant, whose family (mine) gained political asylum. He joined the navy, fighting on an aircraft carrier.
Here is a pic of the model he made by hand many years later of the USS Maryland, on which he served. It was bombed numerous times. The gun turrets, radar, etc., all rotate and move and are made of brass. It was made from the original blueprints of the ship, obtained from the National Archives, and is on display in the rotunda of the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis:
I know that it was made not only out of a freakish fascination with war machinery, but out of a combination of deep respect, sadness and pride for all that happened. He would be up in arms to see that every respectable expert (military, foreign policy, intelligence) in our administration has been ignored, ridiculed and shit on by our president.
I look at the knife and it makes me sad.
Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! And what an honor to have it displayed at the Academy. Metal work runs in the family, ey?
Ann Coulter/Steven Miller toss up.
I am so completely offended by the statement by our president that Democrats hate Jews. What the hell? What is the basis for this? Anything? What? Then Sarah (with her grating "aaah" thing she does over and over again) stating that we should ask Democrats about it? WTF? Gee, I wonder how many Jews voted for Trump: a minuscule amount, I'm absolutely positive......duh.
I'm guessing that the lack of posts in here is due to the same reason I haven't posted. I'm positively ill. Just sick. Please make this end. Get a responsible, thoughtful, rational person in there, capable of fostering good relationships with our allies; a crucial component of our national security. Happy to even vote for a good Republican at this point, just to get this ass out of here. Somebody help us, please!
Send the bastards who posted this sign to a combat unit and see how they feel then...
Firing them isn't enough.
WTF? There were stories like this during WWII here and abroad, and some Vietnam era. Drunk and rowdy throngs of servicemen, etc. But here and now? Such an anachronism and, yes, shameful.
Sickness. Hardly anyone left in government to speak for the Palestinians, and those few who do officially branded antisemitic. Hannah Arendt is rolling over in her grave, her worst fears realized.
Been a month. I am stunned. Just stunned. I just have no other words.
Good to see you, Lisa. As you can see, Tim @TheWestPole hasn't been around for quite awhile. I miss him. On a positive note, one of our old members @moecat has made an appearance. I wonder what he thinks of all this? I don't remember discussing politics.
It seems that most of us have run out of things to say because it's turned into repetitive nonsense. Everyday is the same BS and we're tired of addressing [the same BS]. As a New Yorker, I have hopes of NY's south district swooping down on him and tearing him apart in "the eagle's nest". I know there are people working behind the scenes but the situation is tricky. All we can do is watch and see. I can't find it feasible that we're all going to sit by while these crooks take down our country.
So......how have you been?
Frazzled, stressed. Long story.
Looking more and more like UK's sessions, so silly and so dramatic. In fact, they love KFC in the UK. My old neighbor, who loved it, once said to me something like, "What parts of the chicken are these, exactly?".
Believe me, I get it. If you need to be vocal don't hesitate to pm or whatever. I'm happy to listen. Then I can chew off your ear
Yes, that was great! It's such a mess, why not have some fun with it? I'm all for a good laugh.
@Lisa66 Hi there. During these times I've been missing you, Tim and Kelli. There were always some good discussions here by people I trusted and knew. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't fall back to sleep. Thinking of all sorts of sordid things. Even my own sister made some cockamamie remarks on my FB page about current events. One was replied by my cousin asking her, "Where have you [email protected]#king been for the past two years, under a rock?" She was so angry. She never uses foul language on FB.
I'm not one to scare easily but recent moves by our administration have given me pause, to say the least. Is it true that some of our military have sewn patches on their sleeves saying "Make America Great Again"? I thought our military was trained to be apolitical. And that Trump wants to create his own military "guard"? How much more obvious of a dictatorship can this be?
Please tell me there's a secret plan to undermine this administration because I'm not feeling a whole lotta' confidence right now. We need.....
Seriously, I need to get some sleep.
Have you heard Al Gore's Harvard commencement speech made yesterday? Best speech he's ever given.
Speaking of which.......I listened to an interesting discussion on npr about female leadership and how women are "let in" when the situation is dire and hopeless. This way she is sure to fail and can be quickly replaced by a man, proving once again that a woman can't handle it. So convenient, isn't it? Grrr......okay, now I must try to sleep.
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