Courage not cowardice; balls not bluster

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Xelor, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Quantum Quack: You are obviously in need of a tender. I am not, except in your execrable estimation.

    Sheep and sheepdogs.

    CptBork: No, that's not correct. You got your statistics from the place you got your learning disability, I assume? I said imminent, but I didn't say a thing about non-specific.
     
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  3. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, suppose there were no specific imminent or foreseeable threats to your security. Suppose all the gangs had been cleaned out, there hadn't been a serious crime within 100 miles of your property for the last 10 years. Suppose the statistical chances of serious harm coming to you were less than the chances of Japan invading (and being successful at it). And as before, suppose it was proven beyond any rational doubt that the average citizen would be more than twice as safe from violent crime in a restricted gun society. Would that knowledge do anything to change your stance on gun laws?
     
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  5. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    They often say that dancing with a dance partner helps with the PTSD..
    ever been dancing Dr_Toad?
    Ever wanted to dance?
     
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  7. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    hee hee...yoh! u yanks groove man!
     
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  8. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Quack, you're an asshole. You know it and rejoice in it. Congratulations for thinking you scored one.
     
  9. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    hee hee... what ever it takes Toad... what ever it takes...
    Just think... there is a whole world out yonder that is boot scooting ... most of the time...
    the foundations of empathy, societal cohesion etc... blah blah blah...
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Mod Hat — (ahem!)

    Yeah.

    So, uh ... quite a show everyone's reportin' in, tonight, eh?

    Y'all feel like reelin' back to something less than futile?

    Thank'e.
     
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  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Is that your attempt to mock my country roots or style of speech?

    Don't take on something you can't understand.
     
  12. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Mod Hat — It's Northwest Amero, Baby!

    I happen to come from a place with a heavy post-Norwegian influence, and we love hangin, with Canadians, eh.

    Ya, sure, you betcha. Don't go where you don't know, lah.
     
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  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Whatever...
     
  14. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    And then there are the people of Georgia.

    When Georgia Republicans first voted in their gubernatorial primary in May, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle easily outpaced Secretary of State Brian Kemp, 39% to 26%. Since neither candidate in the multi-candidate field reached 50%, they advanced to a runoff, but given Cagle's tally from the first round of balloting, most expected the lieutenant governor to prevail.

    That didn't quite work out. First a recording emerged of Cagle making some candid – and not altogether complimentary – comments about the GOP primary process. Then Donald Trump threw his support behind Kemp, defying the wishes of much of the Georgia Republican establishment. (Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Neal and the NRA supported Cagle.

    As the dust settled last night, the results weren't close ....

    .... With all of the precincts reporting, Kemp ended up winning by about 39 points, more than doubling Cagle's vote totals. It's very unusual to see a leading candidate perform much worse in a runoff than in a first-round primary, but Cagle, who'd never previously lost a contest in Georgia, went from 39% of the vote in May to 30.6% of the vote yesterday.


    (Benen↱)

    It's also worth noting that Kemp is terrified of the woman he's running against; Benen notes Kilgore, explaining:

    that Kemp “has a particular history with Abrams over her efforts to register previously untapped reservoirs of minority voters, and his supervision as Georgia's chief election official of aggressive voter purge initiatives that push the limits of federal and state laws and take advantage of weak Voting Rights Act enforcement by the courts and the Trump administration.”

    Respectability will be an interesting question in Georgia, as November draws nigh.
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    Notes:

    Benen, Steve. "Georgians set the stage for an amazing gubernatorial race". msnbc. 25 July 2018. msnbc.com. 25 July 2018. https://on.msnbc.com/2v4KJne
     
  15. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    There's another issue in Georgia, that is correlated with unusual and unexpected results in several places: Georgia's voting machines are sitting ducks for undetectable manipulation.
    Their replacement by more secure setups has been repeatedly blocked, most recently by Georgia's Secretary of State just this year, on more or less comically spurious grounds. (https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/op...BylGqekhN7L3cJ/?icmp=np_inform_variation-test ).

    Georgia's Secretary Of State, the key administrative figure in preventing the replacement of Georgia's ridiculously vulnerable vote tally setup until after the upcoming elections, is Brian Kemp.
     
  16. gamelord Registered Senior Member

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    This sounds like a fantasy even more softcore than My Little Pony. Because even in My Little Pony there are giant monsters outside the city and in the forest. And the city gets regularly attacked by monsters.

    But to humour you, in this fantasy world, that is nothing like the real world, should guns get banned? Yes and no. Because guns still serve for entertainment and recreational purposes. Without it, people would only have videogames and virtual reality arcades to go target shooting.
     

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