The Coming Storm

  

Category:  Op/Ed

By:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  267 comments

The Coming Storm
"That's not true. There have been 15! Count, kid, count! Alright?," the president responded.

Link to Quote: https://news.yahoo.com/biden-tells-reporter-count-kid-175059096.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

There is a storm brewing and it is likely going to sweep the democrats out of Congress. They had their little bump after the Dobbs decision as the media overhyped that story as well as the Jan 6th Committee hearings which ended with a wimper. The polling since 2016 has been undercuting Republicans and even with that, we are seeing tight races that not long ago had democratic candidates with healthy leads.


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"Biden's White House has   faced questions throughout the week   regarding his slim calendar, with multiple reports saying Democrats in tight races view a visit from him as a liability. A reporter asked Biden about his campaign plans as he was walking to Marine One on Thursday.

"John Fetterman is going to appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven't been that many candidates campaigning with you. Why?" a reporter asked.

"That's not true. There have been 15! Count, kid, count! Alright?," the president responded.

"Okay, and are there going to be even more?" the reporter pressed.

"Yeah!" Biden said."

https://news.yahoo.com/biden-tells-reporter-count-kid-175059096.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Of course, we all know that the vast majority of democrat candidates don't want to be seen with Biden. Up to now democrats have been oblivious to their fate. They managed to get rid of Trump and had a vessel they used to enact all the radical left's wildest dreams. That 18 month social experiment did tremendous damage to the nation. Many people were hurt, especially the lower middle class and the inner city working poor. Biden's legacy will be twofold: He will always be remembered as the man who brought the radical left to power, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come. The other part of his legacy begins in November. He will be responsible for bringing the reactionary right to power. For the next two years Mitch McConnell will force Biden to be what he once promised he would be: a moderate. In 2024 we can expect a 46 year old reactionary with administrative experience to take the reigns of power.



The Week:

(CFPB) funding scheme is unconstitutional:  An appellate ruling on Wednesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding scheme is unconstitutional. The ruling was a long time in coming. In 2010, Barack Obama appointed Liz Warren (before she was a Senator) to be the architect of the CFPB. Warren designed the CFPB to be insulated from Congress and the President and nobody said a word. All this time the CFPB director only needs to request funding from the Fed, which must transfer the money as long as it doesn’t exceed 12% of the central bank’s operating expenses. 


Record voter turnout in Georgia:  "Nearly half a million Georgians have cast their ballots in the midterm elections through three days of early voting, according to Georgia’s   secretary of state  , blowing past the previous record three-day totals in 2018 and keeping pace with a historic 2020 turnout in the presidential election."

https://news.yahoo.com/georgia-voters-are-breaking-early-voting-records-214433921.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall


Savage beating on a DC bus:  "Shocking video captures a group of teens viciously assaulting a woman and throwing her off a Washington, DC, bus – because she asked them to stop using “foul language.” Kyla Thurston, a passenger on the DC Metrobus, told the rowdy teens to stop cursing Monday after a woman and a young child boarded,   Fox 5 DC reported  . “At that point, the kids became unruly. They started being disrespectful, like saying things to me,” Thurston, 42, told the news outlet. “Then next thing you know, there were objects being thrown at me, and I was just like, ‘Thank You, Lord,’ because throughout the whole incident the only thing I could recall was the kids hitting me and kicking me — and I had no defense,” she added. “The only thing I said was, ‘Can y’all stop the abusive language?'” Thurston later   told WJLA  .

https://nypost.com/2022/10/20/woman-viciously-attacked-by-teens-on-washington-dc-bus/


Renewed threat of Railroad strike:  "Logistics managers are dusting off their plans for a possible railroad strike in November that could wreak havoc on the supply chain and cost the U.S. economy up to $2 billion a day. The National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), representing the nation’s freight railroads in the national collective bargaining, notified the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED) on Wednesday that the union’s latest proposal will not be accepted. A deal between the rails and several large unions to avert a strike, with recommendations from the Biden administration, was moving closer to completion before being   voted down   by the BMWED last week."

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/20/threat-of-rail-strike-has-supply-chain-ramping-up-contingency-plans.html



CDC group endorses adding covid shots to recommended vaccine schedule:  "An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Thursday in favor of adding the Covid vaccine to the  recommended immunization schedule  for children and adults. Children 6 months and older, as well as adults, should get the Covid vaccine, plus boosters, when they are eligible for it, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said in an unanimous vote."

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/20/cdc-group-endorses-adding-covid-shots-to-recommended-vaccine-schedule.html


The Pentagon will begin paying for troops and their family members to travel for abortions: "The Pentagon will begin paying for troops and their family members to travel for abortions, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced in a   memo   outlining several policy changes and directives designed to ensure the military community retains access to reproductive healthcare following the Supreme Court’s repeal of   Roe v. Wade."

   https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2022/10/us-military-will-pay-troops-travel-abortions/378700/



What have we learned?


The media is getting desperate as the election nears. We know they have already smeared most of the country. The latest smear is of those who intend to vote on the real bread & butter issues like inflation and gas prices, crime and the coming winter blackouts. Matthew Dowd (MSNBC "analyst") was a prime example:

" Dowd, a   failed Democrat candidate  , told Wallace that the GOP focus on economic issues and inflation is reminiscent of a "candidate" and "a party" that campaigned on the same issues in Germany in the 1930s. Nazi leader Adolph Hitler ran for president in 1932 before he was appointed chancellor of Germany the following year after a series of electoral victories by the Nazi Party."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbcs-matthew-dowd-likens-gop-nazi-germany-focusing-economic-issues-inflation-midterms

Of course, the proper comparison would have been voters concerned about inflation turning to the Great Ronald Reagan in 1980. Some may recall how close that election was up until the final weeks when Reagan pulled away with it.
This is how desperate the democrats have become. Everyday that goes by indicates a great red wave is coming. Usually by this time, with only three weeks to go, the democrats would have pulled some obvious political stunt, like they did with Herschel Walker, as a kind of "October surprise."  It now looks like the only October surprise might be found in Joe Biden's pants.

On another note, AOC finally got her comeuppance, as a NYC town hall group confronted her:






Her "constituents may have finally realized the folly of voting for whatever democrat the DNC primary serves up.



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Kari Lake (Rising Star)

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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

"Florida  Gov. Ron DeSantis   drew a line in the sand Thursday, telling reporters he is against mandatory COVID-19 vaccine shots for children. 

On Wednesday, a panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to add the vaccine to the recommended Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. It would not make the shots mandatory. 

"As long as I’m kicking and screaming, there will be no   COVID shot mandates   for your kids," DeSantis said during a speech to announce an executive order to provide property tax relief for residents impacted by   Hurricane Ian  . "That is your decision to make as a parent."

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago
Up to now democrats have been oblivious to their fate. They managed to get rid of Trump

They haven't gotten rid of Trump.  They can't.  If they get rid of Trump then they will be forced to do something about the damage they caused.  Bottom line is they need Trump more than they realize.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    one month ago

McCarthy now says the GOP-led House won't use impeachment for 'political purposes' like Democrats did with Trump

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago

If impeachment is sought, you're right, it won't be for political reasons.  God knows Biden, Harris and Pelosi have all given enough valid reasons for impeachment.  But that won't stop the Democrats from trying to make that claim (as unfounded as it would be).

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    one month ago

The refusal to protect the nation's southern border should be impeachment Article # 1.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    one month ago

Then there's the whole 25th Amendment piece.  How many times do we have to see him stumble around the stage or look for people who aren't there before something is done.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.3    one month ago

He clearly fits that. He still refuses to take a cognitive test.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    one month ago

It's not like there isn't enough video proof of his diminished mental state.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.5    one month ago

I think they need to do it!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    one month ago

I dont watch every bit of footage showing Biden on stage like you do. I do know though that the major examples you have attempted to show of this, such as him "shaking hands with thin air" after a speech were lies. Not necessarily your lies, but you happily repeated them. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.8  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    one month ago

They are facts that cannot be explained away.

BTW, yesterday he Thought Fetterman's wife was the candidate:

CNSNews.com) - "Speaking in Pittsburgh on Thursday, President Joe Biden told the wife of Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, "You're going to be a great -- a great lady in the Senate."

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.8    one month ago
President Joe Biden told the wife of Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, "You're going to be a great -- a great lady in the Senate."

This is what Biden said 

 And and then john thank you very much for uh, for running. I really do appreciate it. And Sele you're gonna, you're gonna be a great,  great lady in the Senate.

You want us to believe that literally two seconds after he thanks John Fetterman for being the candidate he gets confused and calls Fetterman's wife the candidate. Two seconds. And then he goes on to make a 16 minute speech. I'd post the speech here, but I'm sure you wouldnt like that on your seed. 

This is all nonsense Vic, Biden obviously meant that Fetterman's wife would be a great lady "in the senate" in the sense that senators spouses are there and associate with other senatorial families and events. 

Right wing media is literally destroying this country. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.10  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.9    one month ago
You want us to believe that literally three seconds after he thanks John Fetterman for being the candidate he gets confused and calls Fetterman's wife the candidate.

Yes.


Three seconds.

Correct

BTW John if that was his only problem and he governed as a moderate, I wouldn't care.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.10    one month ago

Laughable. 

It's convenient how you find these "random" examples of Biden stumbling. He makes numerous statements and speeches almost every day, with very little to no controversy or mistake. 

The desire of the right to deliberately misunderstand instances like the one being discussed here is depressing. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.12  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.11    one month ago

As I said, it is not his cognitive failure I object to. It is his policies.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.13  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.12    one month ago

Then why are you bitching about made up cognitive failure? 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.14  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.13    one month ago

Probably because his cognitive failure is what is driving his policies. He is doing what he is told.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.15  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.13    one month ago

I'm not bitching, I'm pointing out that 80 Million voted for a stooge simply to get rid of a good President.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.16  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.14    one month ago

Evidently somewhere along the line in the DNC primaries, Joe told Clyburn, Sanders and Obama: "Ok, I'll do whatever you want."

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.17  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.15    one month ago

The political right is protecting a career criminal, serial liar, bigot, and moron who tried to overthrow his own government, seemingly because he "owns the libs" and attacks so called "wokeism".

The depths of pathetic pitifulness displayed by these right wing beliefs in him can not be expressed in words. Off the charts into unknown territory. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.18  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.17    one month ago
The political right is protecting

Not I


 seemingly because he "owns the libs" and attacks so called "wokeism".

No, you are describing DeSantis. Trump was famous for prosperity, fair trade deals, energy independence, a secure border, law & order and the development of a covid vaccine in record time. He delivered as President.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.19  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.8    one month ago
BTW, yesterday he Thought Fetterman's wife was the candidate:

No.  There's no cognitive problems there. /s

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.20  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.9    one month ago
You want us to believe that literally two seconds after he thanks John Fetterman for being the candidate he gets confused and calls Fetterman's wife the candidate. 

See, there is a difference in what Vic said and what you said.  Vic provided a link to what Biden said.  You, provided nothing but flapping lips.  Nothing to back up your claim.  On top of it you resort to personal attacks when you are called out.  And yet, somehow you expect to be taken seriously. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.21  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.14    one month ago

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Tessylo
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2.1.22  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.17    one month ago

Unreal.  They think he was a good 'president'

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.23  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.17    one month ago

A bizarro world alternate reality

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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2.1.24  Jasper2529  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.3    one month ago
How many times do we have to see him stumble around the stage

Biden's handlers should put bright yellow footstep/arrow cues on the floor of every stage so (maybe) he'll remember which way is "exit ... off-stage". They should also make him repeatedly practice this on all of his 3-day vacation weekends.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.25  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Jasper2529 @2.1.24    one month ago
put bright yellow footstep/arrow cues on the floor of every stage so (maybe) he'll remember which way is "exit ... off-stage".

That would be just a distraction for him.  One bright arrow and his speech would go off the rails faster than normal.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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2.1.26  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.17    one month ago
protecting a career criminal 

What career criminal? If you mean Trump, do cite the crimes he has been found guilty of or even charged with in the criminal court system. 

bigot...who tried to overthrow his own government, 

Prove it. Don't use anything from the Jan 6 Kangaroo court committee.  

he "owns the libs" 

You and several others here on this site prove he does every single day. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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2.1.27  arkpdx  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.18    one month ago
Trump was famous for prosperity, fair trade deals, energy independence, a secure border, law & order and the development of a covid vaccine in record time. He delivered as President. 

Absolutely correct?

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arkpdx
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2.1.28  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.22    one month ago

He was? Far better than the jackass we have now. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.29  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    one month ago

Nonsense. Its always an alleged wide open border when a Democrat is President

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.30  Tessylo  replied to  arkpdx @2.1.26    one month ago

Yeah don't use any of the video of what actually happened or sworn testimony  of the majority who are Republicans on what actually happened that day

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Tessylo
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2.1.31  Tessylo  replied to  arkpdx @2.1.27    one month ago

He did none of those things

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.1.32  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.29    one month ago
Its always an alleged wide open border when a Democrat is President

Alleged?

Do you work for Alejandro  Mayorkas ?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.33  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2.1.32    one month ago

Dude's a Bidenite.  Just as clueless as their "Dear Leader".

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.1.34  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.33    one month ago

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arkpdx
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2.1.35  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.29    one month ago

That is because the border is wide open when a Democrat is in office. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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2.1.36  Jasper2529  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.31    one month ago
He did none of those things

So, you're saying that Trump didn't advocate during his presidency for ...

  • secure borders?
  • law and order?
  • prosperity?
  • fair trade deals?
  • energy independence?
  • development of a Covid vaccine?

Wow. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
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2.1.37  Sunshine  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2.1.34    one month ago
"Bitch Brandon"

lol...he is "Bitch".   He doesn't make any decisions.

Wonder what the Dems hold over on him to make him their "Bitch".

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.1.38  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Sunshine @2.1.37    one month ago
Wonder what the Dems hold over on him to make him their "Bitch".

Hunter ? LOL !

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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2.1.39  Jack_TX  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago
McCarthy now says the GOP-led House won't use impeachment for 'political purposes' like Democrats did with Trump

He needs to stick to that.  

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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2.1.40  Jack_TX  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    one month ago
God knows Biden, Harris and Pelosi have all given enough valid reasons for impeachment.

See.... I don't think so.

I think they've given plenty of valid reasons to vote against them, but nothing impeachable.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.41  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.29    one month ago

I was born, raised, and live right on the AZ/Mexico border (6 blocks from the border fence to be precise). You live where? Oh that's right, about half or two thirds way but up the Eastern seaboard. Have you ever even been to the Southern border in the last six months? Judging on your comments it is highly doubtful. You really have very little clue on what actually goes on down here.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.42  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.29    one month ago

Open border or not, there seems to be a low density of Hispanics in your Blue County, how come?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.43  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.42    one month ago

Not sure what you are getting at. My county of Cochise is consistently red rather than blue in political makeup and voting. Are you asking why density of Hispanic voter population is lower in blue counties? Actually the reverse is truer in that many Hispanic voters rend to cluster in the major metropolitan areas like Tucson and Phoenix for better employment availability and said areas are traditional bastions of liberal Democrats.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.44  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.43    one month ago

Sorry, I was trying to ask Tessylo about her county.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.45  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.44    one month ago

No, I'm sorry that was my bad. I was not paying the attention I should have. My apologies to both you and Tessylo for my error.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.46  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.33    one month ago

I'm not a dude.  You and magic are clueless

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.47  Tessylo  replied to  Jasper2529 @2.1.36    one month ago

No.  The steaming pile of shit #45 did none of those things

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.48  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.41    one month ago

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Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.49  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.17    one month ago

Well John, nobody's perfect. Oh wait,  you and many on the liberal left think Biden is...

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.50  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.46    one month ago
I'm not a dude

Dude, I don't care.  I use 2 gender neutral words for people.  "Dude" is the polite one.  The other I dont use here on NT because it makes people cry.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
2.1.51  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2.1.32    one month ago

Probably has a autographed picture of him./s

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.52  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.50    one month ago
I use 2 gender neutral words for people.

One might think the "woke" folks would be applauding you for that!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.53  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.52    one month ago

I don't do it for them.  Fuck them.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.54  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.53    one month ago
Fuck them.

A worthwhile sentiment!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

For those still defending Biden & the democrats on inflation, I want you all to remember this:

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

Who doesn't like free chicken!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1    one month ago

The prime example of that was "Obamacare."  Just about every Republican was originally dead set against it. Then the Republicans eventually gained control of congress and Trump became President and Paul Ryan demanded that they "Repeal & Replace" it before they enacted any other piece of legislation. It took them all of Trump's first year to get it down to a close vote in the Senate, where it came down to the vote of one Republican Senator who held a petty grudge against Trump and killed "Repeal & Replace" in a symbolic act of revenge.

Why did Republicans have so much trouble with something they previously had complete unity on?  

Answer: Because by the time Republicans won both the Presidency and Congress, Obamacare had gone into effect. Many of those poor Republicans who once were against it, were suddenly getting the benefits. People who had never been able to afford health insurance or paid a dime into health insurance, were suddenly getting free health coverage. Their elected representatives were well aware of that fact!

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.1    one month ago

ah yes, the ACA, the healthcare bill expanded to 10x it's size with amendments written by the health insurance industry and big pharma for republicans, so they could all vote against it and spend the next 10 years trying to repeal it and whine about it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    one month ago

This weekly "wrapup" continuously glorifies liars, cheats, mental cases, traitors , and race baiters, and those are just the Republican candidates. Many of the right wing voters are just as bad or worse. 

There is a storm coming, but it is not the election day results, it is the dangerous turmoil facing the country as the far right becomes more and more emboldened and decent people are forced to fight back. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

It's strange that you would be so concerned about people who have little power, especially after 18 months of authoritarian rule.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago
This weekly "wrapup" continuously glorifies liars, cheats, mental cases, traitors , and race baiters, and those are just the Republican candidates

And yet you forgot to include any link to back up any of your claims about this article.  

decent people are forced to fight back.

Don't the idiots on the left call them "domestic terrorists"?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.3  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

Its garbage

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @4.3    one month ago

All they have

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

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How come all these "mistakes" go the same way?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @5    one month ago

We see how the "Jim Crow" claims about Georgia Election Laws turned out.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1    one month ago

Yup, record turnout with black voters surpasing white voters via population percentages.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
5.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.1    one month ago

Only way for that to happen is that Democrats were wrong.  There is a trend of this happening.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1.2    one month ago

They are so used to charging racism at every election, that its become a reflex action.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
5.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.3    one month ago

All the while ignoring (willful or otherwise) their own blatnant racism.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1.4    one month ago

They are fostering tribalism to win elections

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
5.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.5    one month ago

And to keep their kids from, as Biden put it, growing up in urban jungles.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1.6    one month ago

How will they defend that?

Has anybody asked Jim Clyburn about it?

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
5.1.8  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.7    one month ago
Has anybody asked Jim Clyburn about it?

He's been pretty quiet about "systemic racism" these days. Imagine that.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5    one month ago

That's been debunked

Ya got nothin'

As usual

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
5.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    one month ago

A voter registration error caused up to 6,000 Arizona voters to get a mail ballot with only federal races, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Tuesday.

Hobbs, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, said in a statement that affected voters will receive the correct ballot shortly.

Seeing as how Hobbs is the Secretary of State, yes, her office sent out the erroneous ballots.

When people register to vote in Arizona or update their registration, an election system queries driver's license records to verify whether the person has proven their citizenship. Those who don't have citizenship documentation on file are not eligible to vote in state elections and are registered as “federal only” voters.

Sophia Solis, a spokeswoman for Hobbs, said the driver's license query failed to properly verify the citizenship for some people, leading them to to be improperly registered as federal only voters. She did not provide a breakdown of their party affiliation or describe the characteristics that led to problems.

So WHO has got nothing? You really should do some deeper research prior to ANY debunking attempt.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
5.2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    one month ago

No dear, it really happened.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
5.2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    one month ago

Then you'll have no problem providing your source.  There are plenty of sources showing it DID happen.

Or are you just trolling - as usual?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
5.2.4  Greg Jones  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.2.1    one month ago

Similar "mistake" here in Colorado...two election cycles in a row, by the same Dem Secretary of State

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.2.1    one month ago

Nothing, as usual

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @5.2.2    one month ago

What actually happened/debunked, dear

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.2.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    one month ago
That's been debunked

By whom?

When?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.2.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.2.1    one month ago

Not to mention they were up front about it and admitted to a mistake and worked on rectifying it. Think the Dems would do the same? I don't. They would just blame somebody else.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.9  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.2.8    one month ago

Honest Mistake/Debunked

Potato/Potatoe

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.2.10  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.7    one month ago

Do you seriously expect a reasonable and coherent answer on that?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.2.11  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.2.10    one month ago

Nope.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.12  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.2.10    one month ago

See 5.2.9

Then throw up an impasse when you've lost the argument, like before

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.2.13  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.12    one month ago

Did you win an argument?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.2.14  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.13    one month ago

Did not even come close.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.15  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.13    one month ago

Every

Single

One

Of 

Them

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.2.16  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.2.14    one month ago

Except in their dreams.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.2.17  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.2.14    one month ago

I could add to that, but I'm not going to.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.2.18  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.17    one month ago

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bugsy
Professor Participates
5.2.19  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.15    one month ago

You have never won an argument on here.

You don't even try to read reputable sources linked for you.

You think Biden is intelligent.

Yep, you're a liberal.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.20  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @5.2.19    one month ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2.21  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.17    one month ago

But you did with that comment.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6  JohnRussell    one month ago
" Dowd, a   failed Democrat candidate  , told Wallace that the GOP focus on economic issues and inflation is reminiscent of a "candidate" and "a party" that campaigned on the same issues in Germany in the 1930s. Nazi leader Adolph Hitler ran for president in 1932 before he was appointed chancellor of Germany the following year after a series of electoral victories by the Nazi Party."

While what Dowd says is true, the comparison actually goes even farther than that. The Nazis consolidated the power they achieved by making sure they never lost an election again. Such plans are in the drawing stages by Republicans right now. There is high hopes among the right that the right dominated Supreme Court will make a ruling this session that will allow state legislatures make the final decision about which candidate wins an election. If the GOP majority state legislature of Pennsylvania, for example, decides that there was sufficient "voter fraud" in the state they could just vote to declare a Donald Trump was the winner. 

Sounds pretty Nazi like to me. People dont like to compare the far right Republicans to the Nazis because Hitler started a world war and tried to exterminate tens of millions of people. But the Republicans could give us a version of Nazi Germany just without all the international violence and the clear cut genocide. Hitler- lite. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
6.1  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one month ago

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Greg Jones
Professor Guide
6.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one month ago

"'The Nazis consolidated the power they achieved by making sure they never lost an election again. Such plans are in the drawing stages by Republicans right now. There is high hopes among the right that the right dominated Supreme Court will make a ruling this session that will allow state legislatures make the final decision about which candidate wins an election."

Hysterical and uninformed speculation on your part.  

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
6.2.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2    one month ago
"'The Nazis consolidated the power they achieved by making sure they never lost an election again.

Yes they did it by banning all other political parties other than their own.... (then sent blackshirts and secret police out to enforce it violently)

Where are the Republicans doing that today? Especially since they control nothing in the present government?

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
6.2.2  Snuffy  replied to  Nowhere Man @6.2.1    one month ago

Oh, but that's one of the fears the Democrat party is pushing for the midterms.  They have been telling people that democracy is under attack and if the Republicans gain control in Washington then the Republicans will do everything to remove all others from power and cement their one-party rule.  

Let's be honest, that's all that the Democrats have been pushing this entire election cycle.  All they are doing is pushing fear in the hopes that it brings out enough votes for them.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @6.2.2    one month ago

It is under attack snuffy by 45 and his supporters and enablers for more than two years now

You pretend not to see it and blame Democrats for everything

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
6.2.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Snuffy @6.2.2    one month ago

You are so correct. The liberal left, in a proverbial sense, just keep falling on their own swords with zero help from the right. I am definitely going to have the popcorn ready in November!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
6.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one month ago
The Nazis consolidated the power they achieved by making sure they never lost an election again. Such plans are in the drawing stages by Republicans right now.

Do you really not pay attention to what is going on around you?  The Republican's are doing this?  That is laughable.

  1. Isn't it the Democrat party who has been going after a former President for 2 years in attempts to keep him from running?     
  2. The German Party (Nazi Party) prior to and during WW2 changed fairy tale books in the hopes of getting children to follow their beliefs.  Exactly like the liberals / left is doing now..
  3. The German Party (Nazi Party) prior to and during WW2 used race to divide the population.  Exactly like the liberals / left and Democrats are doing today.
  4. The German Party (Nazi Party) prior to and during WW2 sought to silence information and opinion that was not approved by the party.  Exactly like the liberals / left and Democrats are doing today.  (FFS it happens right here on NT)

Unfounded, uninformed speculation like your is EXACTLY what the problem is with this country and this site.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.3    one month ago
  1. The History of Nazi Book Burning - BOOK RIOT

    The history of Nazi  book burning  is one of the most obvious antecedents to the censorship of books in the U.S.   Book burning   began shortly after the Nazi Party took control over the …

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    would you like me to go on? 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
6.3.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.1    one month ago

I notice you didn't even attempt to prove anything I said wrong.  Instead you bring this up?  For what?  To prove ONE preacher is doing what his religious system has been doing for centuries?  

You need to try harder.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.3.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.3.2    one month ago

[deleted] The reference is not to one preacher , it is to Republican legislatures and Republican led school boards attempting to ban hundreds of books from American schools and libraries. 

Every day on this site we are forced to look at your uninformed nonsense. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
6.3.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.3    one month ago

OH!!!  You are referring to the school boards who are acting like the German Party (Nazi Party) prior to and during WW2 changed fairy tale books in the hopes of getting children to follow their beliefs.  You know, exactly like the liberals / left is doing now.

You need to try harder instead of resorting to personal attacks.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.3.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.3.4    one month ago

You struggle to make any sense. Always. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
6.3.6  Greg Jones  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.3.4    one month ago

"You need to try harder instead of resorting to personal attacks."

That's all he's got.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
6.3.7  Nowhere Man  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.1    one month ago
would you like me to go on? 

Please do John.... Your always so up on actual history you forget to include it in your speculations...

Please cite your sources as well, another thing you usually fail to do when making such a historical claim...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.3.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Nowhere Man @6.3.7    one month ago

The Nazis banned and burned books, you do know that right? Republicans and "conservatives" are banning books from schools and libraries right now. 

I'm not sure what you find questionable about those sentences. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
6.3.9  Nowhere Man  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.8    one month ago

Yes the Nazi's did, you have yet to show where anyone else is doing such... Your claims are not proof... Post your sources...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.3.10  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @6.3.6    one month ago

No, that's all you two have, dear

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
6.3.11  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.5    one month ago

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arkpdx
Professor Participates
6.3.12  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.8    one month ago
Republicans and "conservatives" are banning books from schools and libraries right now. 

Only those who's subject matter is not appropriate for the children's ages and to keep them out of the hand of children who are not old enough to really understand them. 

Can you show that all the parents wanting to keep those book from their children are all Republicans or conservatives?

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
6.3.13  pat wilson  replied to  JohnRussell @6.3.3    one month ago
forced to look

Nah, just use the ignore option.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.3.14  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @6.3.13    one month ago
Nah, just use the ignore option.

That would be the fastest way to kill NT.

 
 
 
George
Freshman Participates
6.3.15  George  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.3.14    one month ago

How many new posters have showed up in the last couple years? And how many have left or died off? Ignore feature isn’t what’s going to kill this site. Tribalism will.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.3.16  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @6.3.15    one month ago

That's part of the problem, but when you have a site, and this is the best forum for political discussion, with less than 100 members the ignore button is nothing more than a dicussion killer. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
6.3.17  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.3.16    one month ago
political discussion

Half of them just devolve into slap fights. The ignore function improves the experience here for a lot of members.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.3.18  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @6.3.17    one month ago
Half of them just devolve into slap fights.

That's why we have moderation.


The ignore function improves the experience here for a lot of members.

You, yourself have admitted that you have had many amusing afternoons listening to people you wouldn't necessarily listen to.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
6.3.19  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.3.18    one month ago

I did ?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
6.3.20  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Nowhere Man @6.3.9    one month ago

Not going to happen.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.3.21  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @6.3.19    one month ago
I did ?

Maybe you forgot. In that case let me give you another example:

If I didn't like cats I might simply ignore an avatar containing one, but if I looked closely I might notice the attractive face behind the cat.

We should never be quick to dismiss anyone.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
6.3.22  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.3.4    one month ago

The more they let themselves get  pressed into a corner, the more that's all they have left.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
6.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one month ago

Really going out on thin limb bud.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7  Tessylo    one month ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Tessylo @7    one month ago
'The Coming Storm'

Sounds like a soap opera. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @7    one month ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
8  Tessylo    one month ago

You wish the 1/6 hearings ended with a whimper but they ended with a subpoena on the inciter/instigator in chief and it was proven without a doubt that the whole failed coup was planned

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
8.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @8    one month ago

It won't because matter because he won't show up. Time has run out. Another abject failure by the Dem dummies..

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @8.1    one month ago

You wish dear

 
 
 
Sunshine
Professor Participates
9  Sunshine    one month ago

Love your Friday wrap ups.  Thanks Vic.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sunshine @9    one month ago

Thanks for taking the time.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Spend, spend, spend: Biden agenda sends whopping $530M to pair of Massachusetts EV companies

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @10    one month ago

Will Biden mimic his former boss?

Will these be his Solyndras?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1    one month ago

That was also my first thought.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Harris County, Texas, officials appeal to DOJ after Abbott's office says sending election inspectors

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https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/harris-county-texas-officials-appeal-doj-after-abbotts-office-says?utm_source=sf&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twjs

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Guide
11.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @11    one month ago
The secretary of state’s office said the teams are necessary as a result of findings in an audit the 2020 presidential election in the county. The director of the Forensic Audit Division said in the letter Tuesday to the county’s elections administrator that the audit has identified mobile ballot boxes from the 2020 general election that lacked "proper chain-of-custody" and requests corrective measures.

So inconsistencies in the 2020 election are the reason for inspectors and auditors to be on site.  Weren't we told by t Democrats and the left that things like this didn't happen during the 2020 election?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @11.1    one month ago

It was the purest election in history! / S

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
12  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago


GOP wave threatens blue-state strongholds

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thehill.com

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
13  Revillug    one month ago
a vessel they used to enact all the radical left's wildest dreams

I'm looking around me for all the left's wildest dreams.

Where are they?

They must be around here somewhere...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
13.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Revillug @13    one month ago

Take a look to the south.....on the border!

 
 
 
Sunshine
Professor Participates
13.2  Sunshine  replied to  Revillug @13    one month ago
Where are they?

Some folks can't see what is right in front of them.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Did anyone here what Steve Bannon just said?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
14.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    one month ago
Did anyone here what Steve Bannon just said?

ware? wen?

4 months at club fed should be enough time to do what should be done...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @14.1    one month ago
ware? wen?

Leaving the Courthouse, 5 minutes ago.

Here is a clue: It had to do with a Republican Congress impeaching Garland.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
14.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.1    one month ago

will that be happening before or after the autocrats attempt to dissolve our democracy?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.1    one month ago

Its all about hate and blind ignorant hateful backwards vengeance with hateful scum like Bannon and his supporters

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @14.1.3    one month ago

Oh, ok

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @14.1.2    one month ago

I assume it will be next January

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.4    one month ago

I see you agree with me

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @14.1.6    one month ago

On fighting fire with fire?

Always!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
14.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @14.1.2    one month ago
will that be happening before or after the autocrats attempt to dissolve our democracy?

Exactly how many wild conspiracy theories do you subscribe to?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    one month ago

Who cares what that scumbag says?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @14.2    one month ago

That corrupt scumbag though that's a it redundant

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
14.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @14.2    one month ago
Who cares what that scumbag says?

Apparently you do as you always comment on him here.

 
 
 
George
Freshman Participates
15  George    one month ago

Looking at the Georgia voter turnout, it appears that the democrats were wrong again, it appears that African Americans are smart enough to figure out how to vote in spite of their claims. When will democrats come to the conclusion that African Americans are equal?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
16  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Musk said he plans to cut nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s workforce:

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report

https:// trib.al/VNisHpo

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
16.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @16    one month ago

Was that workforce or wokeforce?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
16.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @16.1    one month ago

More or lest the wokeforce of overpaid computer nerds.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Nearly 60 percent see mainstream media as a threat to democracy: poll

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https:// trib.al/SRGlD7L

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
17.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Vic Eldred @17    one month ago

Well it's 59 percent that see it as a "Major" threat and 25% that see it as a minor threat...

That means 84% see it as some level of a threat to the nation...

Not unusual at all since you don't hear much of the truth out of them anymore...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nowhere Man @17.1    one month ago

Completely understandable. The Russia hoax sealed their fate.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
17.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Nowhere Man @17.1    one month ago
hat means 84% see it as some level of a threat to the nation...

The damage  the media has done to itself  this century is almost unfathomable. 

 
 
 
George
Freshman Participates
17.1.3  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @17.1.2    one month ago

But in a lot of ways they accomplished what they wanted to, there are still a large number of morons who think trump colluded with Russia.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

TRUDEAU: "From today forward, it is no longer legal to buy, sell, or transfer a handgun in Canada."

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Boy King of Canada

 
 
 
George
Freshman Participates
18.1  George  replied to  Vic Eldred @18    one month ago

At least he didn’t make the announcement in black face.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @18.1    one month ago

Thanks, I almost forgot about that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @18    one month ago

He didn't make the rule, he spoke for the government of Canada that made the rule.  Thank God at least Canada is grown up while some other nations just love their toys no matter WHAT damage they do. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2    one month ago

Did he make the rule on freezing the bank accounts of truck drivers?

Who's will was he serving there?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.1    one month ago

Vic, I really don't like him.  His father, whom I thought was the best Prime Minister Canada had during my lifetime at least, was the last liberal I voted for in Canada, but I fully agree with whatever Justin might have done to end the tyranny of those truck drivers.  Even the major truck driving associations in Canada and their members criticized those guys, but of course the fascist Americans supported them.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.2    one month ago

Even the old fashioned liberals would have disagreed. They believed in Civil Liberties. The new left does not.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.3    one month ago

Vic, it's called "CIVIL" Liberties for a reason.  Because exercising one's liberties should be done CIVILLY.  The truckers were like wild animals, and you know damn well that "FREEDOM" has common sense limitations besides actual legal ones.  Let's see what the investigative probe comes up with.  

Sheeesh.  I thought conservatives believed in the Rule of Law. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.4    one month ago

I agree with all of that. Except: I didn't think the truck drivers acted like wild animals. I do, however think that the vast majority of protests in the US, from the Vietnam war to the summer of 2020, were incredibly violent and they were all defended as a right.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.5    one month ago

What I recall was a pretty hippie girl planting a flower into the rifle barrel of a National Guardsman's rifle, and the violence was the shooting and killing a Kent State U student, and then there was Hanoi Jane, and draft dodgers, some of whom were my friends and even business partners in a successful business I created with two of them as partners.  However, the truckers caused life and death dangerous situations by blocking ordinary citizens' free access, and causing multimillion dollars of losses to both America and Canada because of their bridge blocking.  Fuck them.. As far as I'm concerned I hope they get the book thrown at them.  As I said, their own organizations were against what they were doing.  Free speech is fine, until it causes danger for other people, and that's what they did.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.6    one month ago

"Even before Nixon’s formal announcement of the invasion, rumors of the U.S. military incursion into Cambodia resulted in protests at colleges and universities across the country. At Kent State, these protests actually began on May 1, the day after the invasion.

That day, hundreds of students gathered on the Commons, a park-like space at the center of campus that had been the site of large demonstrations and other events in the past. Several speakers spoke out against the war in general, and President Nixon specifically.

That night, in downtown Kent, there were reports of violent clashes between students and local police. Police alleged that their cars were hit with bottles, and that students stopped traffic and lit bonfires in the streets.

Reinforcements were called in from neighboring communities, and Kent Mayor Leroy Satrom declared a state of emergency, before ordering all the bars in the town closed. Satrom also contacted  Ohio  Governor James Rhodes seeking assistance.

Satrom’s decision to close the bars actually angered the protesters more, and increased the size of the crowds on the streets of town. Police were eventually able to move the protesters back toward campus, using tear gas to disperse the crowd. However, the stage was set for trouble.

Ohio National Guard Arrives

The following day, Saturday, May 2, there were rumors that radicals were making threats against the town of Kent and the university. The threats reportedly were primarily made against businesses in the town and certain buildings on campus.

After speaking with other city officials, Satrom asked Governor Rhodes to send the  Ohio National Guard  to Kent in an attempt to calm tensions in the area.

At the time, members of the National Guard were already on duty in the region, and thus were mobilized fairly quickly. By the time they arrived at the Kent State campus on the night of May 2nd, however, protesters had already set fire to the school’s ROTC building, and scores were watching and cheering as it burned.

Some protesters also reportedly clashed with firefighters attempting to put out the blaze, and Guardsmen were asked to intervene. Clashes between the Guard and the protesters continued well into the night, and dozens of arrests were made.

Interestingly, the next day, Sunday, May 3, was a fairly calm day on campus. The weather was sunny and warm, and students were lounging on the Commons and even engaging with the Guardsmen on duty.

Still, with nearly 1,000 National Guards at the school, the scene was more like that of a war zone than a college campus.

Protesters and Guardsmen Gather

With a major protest already scheduled for noon on Monday, May 4, once again on the Commons, university officials attempted to diffuse the situation by prohibiting the event. Still, crowds began to gather at about 11:00 that morning, and an estimated 3,000 protesters and spectators were there by the scheduled start time.

Stationed at the now-destroyed ROTC building were roughly 100 Ohio National Guardsmen carrying M-1 military rifles.

Historians have never reached consensus as to who exactly organized and participated in the Kent State protests—or how many of them were students at the university or anti-war activists from elsewhere. But the protest on May 4th, during which activists spoke out against the presence of the National Guard on campus as well as the Vietnam War, was initially peaceful.

Still, Ohio National Guard General Robert Canterbury ordered the protesters to disperse, with the announcement being made by a Kent State police officer riding in a military jeep across the Commons and using a bullhorn to be heard over the crowd. The protesters refused to disperse and began shouting and throwing rocks at the Guardsmen.

Four Dead in Ohio

General Canterbury ordered his men to lock and load their weapons, and to fire tear gas into the crowd. The Guardsmen then marched across the Commons, forcing protesters to move up a nearby hill called Blanket Hill, and then down the other side of the hill toward a football practice field.

As the football field was enclosed with fencing, the Guardsmen were caught amongst the angry mob, and were the targets of shouting and thrown rocks yet again.

The Guardsmen soon retreated back up Blanket Hill. When they reached the top of the hill, witnesses say 28 of them suddenly turned and fired their M-1 rifles, some into the air, some directly into the crowd of protesters.

Over just a 13-second period, nearly 70 shots were fired in total. In all, four Kent State students—Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandra Scheuer—were killed, and nine others were injured. Schroeder was shot in the back, as were two of the injured, Robert Stamps and Dean Kahler."



They were violent scum and the shooting was justified.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.8  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.7    one month ago
They were violent scum and the shooting was justified.

In case you haven't heard, you can't shoot unarmed people, never mind college students. 

These kids had the right to protest. It was their lives on the line. Those in the National Guard were safe, here.

Ultimately, nothing was gained from either Vietnam or Cambodia except a lot of dead kids. The "Domino Theory" was wrong, we know that now. All I have to say is "four dead in Ohio"

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.9  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.8    one month ago
Those in the National Guard were safe, here.

They were surrounded and had everything thrown at them. They feared for their lives. It was a justified shooting.


Ultimately, nothing was gained from either Vietnam or Cambodia except a lot of dead kids. The "Domino Theory" was wrong, we know that now.

The US should never get involved in any war it does not intend to win. Once in a war the US must prevail.  We got in that war because JFK got pushed around for a few years and drew the line there. LBJ refused to invade the North, thus you had an unending police action.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.10  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.9    one month ago
They were surrounded and had everything thrown at them. They feared for their lives. It was a justified shooting.

The was no rock throwing until they gassed the crowd. And rocks are not bullets. 

you had an unending police action.

The fact that you can still call that a "Police Action", is kind of funny. Those there called it a war. By calling it a "Police Action" was a way of our government of not calling it what it was.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.2.11  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.10    one month ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
18.2.12  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @18.2.11    one month ago
.like their hero putin does now...

Nonsensical.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.13  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.10    one month ago
The was no rock throwing until they gassed the crowd. And rocks are not bullets. 

There was no gas used until the 3,000 animals refused to disperse as instructed by the 100 Guardsmen. Do you get the picture?


The fact that you can still call that a "Police Action", is kind of funny. Those there called it a war. By calling it a "Police Action" was a way of our government of not calling it what it was.

It was a war micromanaged by LBJ, which could have ended quickly.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.14  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @18.2.11    one month ago
..like their hero putin does now...

and that's allowed too!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
18.2.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.10    one month ago
The was no rock throwing until they gassed the crowd. And rocks are not bullets. 

I personally think that the justifications remains somewhat an open question, however:

  • Fri, 1 May a rally was held on campus that afternoon

  • Fri night, bonfires were lit in the streets downtown, cars were stopped, police cars were hit with bottles and store windows were broken

  • The mayor declared an emergency and ordered the bars closed, police used teargas to disperse the growing crowd

  • On Sat morning, the mayor asked the governor for national guard help based on what he had seen and threats that were reported 

  • Someone lit the ROTC building on campus and demonstrators fought with firemen and the building burned to the ground

  • Confrontations between police, demonstrators and now the NG continued that night.
  • Sunday night there was more of the same with rock throwing and teargas
  • The shooting occurred at a rally that the university banned on Monday afternoon
  • Crowd was estimated at 3,000, when a campus cop ordered the crowd to disperse, rocks were thrown, the guard loaded their weapons and tear gas was used
  • More rocks were thrown and a 15 second volley of fire ensued with some NG firing into the air but other in the crowd.
  • Some NG said they feared for their safety and that was accepted at both a federal criminal trial and a civil trial
  • Only those NG involved know whether they really feared for their safety or not.
 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.16  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @18.2.15    one month ago

What happened in the days leading up to the shooting is irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is what happened on campus that day. And I stand by that rocks are not bullets. Imagine if cops shot a guy who threw rocks. 

  • Some NG said they feared for their safety and that was accepted at both a federal criminal trial and a civil trial
  • Only those NG involved know whether they really feared for their safety or not.

Kind of funny that they feared for their lives from college students, while their counterparts were actually taking gunfire. They were safe here by going into the guard to avoid the war. Talk about a pile of hypocrites. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.17  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.14    one month ago
and that's allowed too!

There is no, "too". I took care of all the moderation despite the fact that 1. you never flagged it and 2. I was responding to you.

How about flagging, instead of going to meta on your own article?

And once again, I was responding. How about cutting me a break, since I already addressed this?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.18  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.17    one month ago
How about flagging, instead of going to meta on your own article?

That's my point; CAN I FLAG ???

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
18.2.19  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.16    one month ago
What happened in the days leading up to the shooting is irrelevant.

No, it goes to state of mind and plausibility.  

Kind of funny that they feared for their lives from college students

I see it as tragic waste of life and traumatic for many people, not funny in the least

They were safe here by going into the guard to avoid the war.

Some while others had likely joined the NG before there was the draft.  I think that the Army activated seventy some units for Vietnam duty and maybe 13,000 served there.

Talk about a pile of hypocrites. 

All of the Guardsmen there or just the shooters?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.20  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.18    one month ago

OK, I hear ya, but you know why that is. That being said since I am in the article just tell me instead of accusing me.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18.2.21  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.20    one month ago
but you know why that is.

Sadly, I do.


That being said since I am in the article just tell me instead of accusing me.

Will do.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.22  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @18.2.19    one month ago
No, it goes to state of mind and plausibility. 

It doesn't work that way with the police and these are home police.

Kind of funny that they feared for their lives from college students I see it as tragic waste of life and traumatic for many people, not funny in the least

Sorry, I don't play word games.

Some while others had likely joined the NG before there was the draft.  I think that the Army activated seventy some units for Vietnam duty and maybe 13,000 served there.

That was not the way it went back then. You were protected from going into a war if you were in the National guard or the Coast Guard. The fact that they sent, showed how unpopular the war was.

Talk about a pile of hypocrites.  All of the Guardsmen there are just the shooters?

The shooters.. and you knew what I meant, but again, word games.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
18.2.23  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.22    one month ago
That was not the way it went back then. You were protected from going into a war if you were in the National guard or the Coast Guard.

NG units that served in Vietnam:

  • Alabama's 650th Medical Detachment Team KJ (Dental Services)
  • California's 1st Squadron, 18th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • Hawaii 29th Infantry Brigade
  • Idaho's 116th Engineer Battalion (Combat)
  • Illinois' 126th Supply and Service Company
  • Iowa's 2nd Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment
  • Indiana's Company D (Ranger), 151st Infantry Regiment
  • Kansas' 69th Infantry Brigade
  • Kentucky's 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment
  • New Hampshire's 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment
  • Rhode Island's 107th Signal Company (Separate), 1st Signal Brigade
  • Numerous Engineer, Postal, Medical and Support units
The fact that they sent, showed how unpopular the war was.

I don't know what you mean.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.2.24  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @18.2.23    one month ago

I said that the NG did go, but not a lot of them. I also said that they enlisted in the NG, because until then, it was a way not to go to war.

The fact that they sent, showed how unpopular the war was. I don't know what you mean.

They were sent to quell the boomers who were complaining about why they had to serve.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
18.2.25  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.24    one month ago

Thanks, got it.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18.2.26  Kavika   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @18.2.23    one month ago

National Guard: 6,140 served; 101 died.

out of a total of 2.7 million.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
18.2.27  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @18.2.26    one month ago

Not sure where your numbers come from but that wasn't repeated in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18.2.28  Kavika   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @18.2.27    one month ago

That was Vietnam. No it wasn't repeated in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
18.2.29  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @18.2.10    one month ago

A well thrown rock can kill somebody just at as dead as a bullet does. I have seen it.

It was termed a police action solely by those who were involved in the actual fighting. To me and others who were there it was very much a 100% genuine real "war".

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
18.2.31  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @18.2.29    one month ago

Correction to the above. It should have read "It was termed a police action solely by those who were not involved in the actual fighting."

Sorry.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.32  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @18.2.7    one month ago

Got to protect oneself from the violent hippie scum.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.33  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @18.2.29    one month ago
"A well thrown rock can kill somebody just at as dead as a bullet does."

Especially when they're wearing metal helmets as shown in the image above.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
18.2.34  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.33    one month ago

Actually, those appear to be  painted helmet liners which were usually made of plastic. In addition, metal helmets did not protect the facial areas.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.35  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @18.2.34    one month ago

Well, okay Ed, you're right.  If the kids are throwing rocks, kill the kids.  As Ebeneezer Scrooge had said, it will help reduce the excess population. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
18.2.36  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.35    one month ago

If you are faced with a potential threat to your life, are you going to stop and ask or check the age of the person attacking you? And I said nothing about killing kids, that was you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
18.2.37  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @18.2.36    one month ago

Those who put themselves in the position of having their life threatened by those who are exercising their constitutional rights might find themselves in a difficult situation, whether or not it is their choice.  However, I do NOT agree with violence and rioting as being acceptable, whether it is lighting fire to the ROTC building, or invading the Capitol Building or looting and riots over the death of a black man, or the riots during protesting in Hong Kong, or what is actually how this discussion started, such as truckers breaking laws and putting decent citizens in danger and making their lives miserable. . 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19  Kavika     one month ago

The Historic Vietnam Veterans Protest in Washington: Lessons for Today

Zoom Webinar
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., April 23, 2021

This event has now concluded. A full-length recording is available below.

Many veterans came home from Vietnam with a mission: to tell the truth about the wartime atrocities being committed and demand an immediate end to the killing. In April 1971, a group of more than 1,000 veterans launched the Dewey Canyon III operation, a “limited incursion into the land of Congress.” They camped on the Washington Mall without a permit, defying a Supreme Court order that they be removed, and brought their antiwar message forcefully to the national government and the media. The week of action culminated in a dramatic scene, as veterans threw their military medals over a fence at the Capitol.  

April 23 marks the 50th anniversary of that ceremony, described by observers at the time and historians since as one of the most influential anti-war actions of the era. It was the occasion when a young Lieutenant John Kerry gave historic testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A moment of turning, as Kerry said and historian Andrew Hunt wrote, when public opinion turned more decisively against the war.

Photo:   Waging Peace in Vietnam

For those that were never in Vietnam but supported the war from their living room this is a lesson for you.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19    one month ago
For those that were never in Vietnam but supported the war from their living room this is a lesson for you.

And from all of us who simply objected to the violent radical left: Post 18.2.7 is for you!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1    one month ago

Did you object from your living room? 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.1    one month ago

I voted against them for the next 54 years.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.2    one month ago

Wow are you ever the protester, did you mail it in so you didn't have to leave your living room?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.3    one month ago

Protest what?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.4    one month ago
Protest what?

You protested by voting against them (whoever they are) but I would have thought that you would have confronted them face to face you feel so strongly about them. They were just a bunch of long haired hippes, oh wait there were thousands of Vietnam vets there protesting as well...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.6  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1    one month ago
And from all of us who simply objected to the violent radical left: Post 18.2.7 is for you!

Those were college kids who didn't want to die in a stupid war. In case you haven't heard, you have the right to protest in America.

And in case you think this isn't personal to me, it is. My dad fought in both Korea and Vietnam. He used to believe in the Domino Theory, but he grew up and changed. Nothing was gained from that war. And if you believed so passionately in it, why didn't you enlist, like my dad?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.5    one month ago
You protested by voting against them (whoever they are)

They are the same people voted into power in 2020.


but I would have thought that you would have confronted them face to face you feel so strongly about them.

In one case I actually did. It took place late at night when I was waiting for the last train leaving Harvard Square station. There was only two of us there. The other person made the mistake od spitting on a military recruiting poster.

Let's just say by the time I got home I was concerned that there may have been cameras at the station. Evidently there weren't any...at least functioning. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.8  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.7    one month ago

Being that you thought the war was right and being such a bad ass, I would have thought that you would have been in the street during the real war protests. 

Or better yet, in Nam fighting the commies.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.9  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.6    one month ago
Those were college kids who didn't want to die in a stupid war.

They lost their deferment and it was they who started the anti-Vietnam War movement (along with other things.)  Fuck them!

 In case you haven't heard, you have the right to protest in America.

That right does not extend to overwhelming the small town where Kent State University is located, nor did it include pelting the Guard with bricks and bottles, nor did it extend to surrounding the guard and hitting them with everything at hand.


And in case you think this isn't personal to me, it is. My dad fought in both Korea and Vietnam. He used to believe in the Domino Theory, but he grew up and changed. Nothing was gained from that war. 

That's great Perrie. My father served in the military a good deal of his life. He volunteered for the Navy and was later activated from the Guard during WWII.


 And if you believed so passionately in it, 

Where did I say I believed passionately in it?  I said the US had to fight wars to WIN!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
19.1.10  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.6    one month ago

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.11  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.8    one month ago
Being that you thought the war was right

You keep saying that. Show me where I said we should have got involved in Vietnam!

I'll wait

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.12  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @19.1.10    one month ago

Since Perrie is here, maybe she can tell me the reason you get to taunt and troll?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
19.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @19.1.10    one month ago
he knew that war's main purpose was to eradicate the mid 60's enemies of fascism...

No.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
19.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.11    one month ago

Ah, the usual trick of saying you claimed something you never did.

Is THAT the way they think they win a debate--just make shit up?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.15  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.9    one month ago
They lost their deferment and it was they who started the anti-Vietnam War movement (along with other things.)  Fuck them!

They were speaking for their generation. And there were plenty there who were not in college.

As I said, THAT DAY, the kids didn't throw a thing until they were gassed. The National Guard started it. And rocks are not bullets. 

Every man who was able went to WWII. My dad enlisted, and fought in that war, as did all his brothers. Again, if you thought the war was so right, why did you not enlist?

I said the US had to fight wars to WIN!

We shouldn't have been there in the first place. It was France's problem, not ours.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
19.1.16  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.12    one month ago

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.17  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.12    one month ago
Since Perrie is here, maybe she can tell me the reason you get to taunt and troll?

Maybe I didn't see it until now.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.18  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.17    one month ago

When certain things are done, they require monitoring.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.19  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.11    one month ago

You can wait forever, your comment about fuck the protesters so what are you supporting? in fact you intimited that you beat up a protester, so what was that then?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.20  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.18    one month ago

Before there is anymore meta here, I have to see it to moderate it. I can't see it, if I am writing a reply to you.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.21  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.15    one month ago
They were speaking for their generation.

No, only their own asses.


 And there were plenty there who were not in college.

Oh yes, many of the boomers followed their lead, not just with the anti-Vietnam rehtoric but with making drug addiction a national epidemic.


As I said, THAT DAY, the kids didn't throw a thing until they were gassed. The National Guard started it. And rocks are not bullets. 

They were told to disperse and they refused. They got far less than they deserved.


Every man who was able went to WWII. My dad enlisted, and fought in that war, as did all his brothers. Again, if you thought the war was so right, why did you not enlist?

You and Kavika keep saying that. Again, show me where I said we should have gotten involved in Vietnam?


We shouldn't have been there in the first place. It was France's problem, not ours.

But we did go in. Therefore we should have fought to win: that meant occupying Hanoi.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.22  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.9    one month ago
They lost their deferment and it was they who started the anti-Vietnam War movement (along with other things.)  Fuck them!

The Vietnam vets started protesting in 1967/68 and the huge DC vet's against the war took place in 1971 and were instrumental in stopping the war, so do you say ''fuck them'' as well?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.23  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.20    one month ago
I am writing a reply to you.

Very good

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.24  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.19    one month ago
You can wait forever

Very good. Next don't make stuff up.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.25  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.9    one month ago
Where did I say I believed passionately in it? 

It was implied when you called the protesters scum.

I said the US had to fight wars to WIN!

If we had to fight to win, we weren't winning in Vietnam, why go into Cambodia? More dead kids? That was exactly why these kids were protesting.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.26  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.24    one month ago

I didn't make anything up, but keep swinging away.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.27  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.22    one month ago
The Vietnam vets started protesting in 1967/68

Let me correct that:  SOME of "The Vietnam vets started protesting in 1967/68."  

I want to be sure that you and others understand that your political leanings represent the minority view among members of the military.


and were instrumental in stopping the war

That is debatable. Nixon made a promise and eventually fullfilled it.


so do you say ''fuck them'' as well?

To a veteran?  Never

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
19.1.28  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.21    one month ago

They were speaking for themselves and for others. And there is nothing wrong with that. And since I am a boomer (much like you), I'm sorry, but I don't know anyone who was a drug addict, not that it has anything to do with the topic, other than try to paint an entire generation in a bad light.

You and Kavika keep saying that.Again, show me where I said we should have gotten involved in Vietnam?

And I keep asking you, as a daughter of someone who enlisted, why you didn't enlist, since you believe we were in it to win.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.29  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.25    one month ago
It was implied when you called the protesters scum.

No there was no implication of my feelings of whether we should have sent US forces to Vietnam. It only showed my feelings on those who generated such upheaval.


If we had to fight to win, we weren't winning in Vietnam, why go into Cambodia?

Because the Norh Vietnamese were using Cambodia as a staging point & supply line for their forces. We were playing by rules and they didn't have to?  That was idiotic and is why we were there for so long.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
19.1.30  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @19.1.22    one month ago
huge DC vet's against the war took place in 1971 and were instrumental in stopping the war,

I happened to be a high school kid in DC from 21-26 Apr. Operation Dewey Canyon III was ongoing and was a tune up for the May Day demo that followed.   I was in front of the Capital Fri morning when hundreds of Vets threw their medals at a stature near the Capitol.  A highschool friend's mom was a hometown secretary for SEN Baker and he gave me and another friend a pass to see John Kerry's testimony on the War to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  It was one big party on the Mall.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.31  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.28    one month ago
And since I am a boomer (much like you), I'm sorry, but I don't know anyone who was a drug addict, not that it has anything to do with the topic, other than try to paint an entire generation in a bad light.

Our generation was probably the nation's biggest. It is because the nation had gone through a very prosperous, peaceful time immediately after WWII. A great time to raise a family. Unfortunately, our generation was so large it overwhelmed the institutions that should have civilized us. I am not talking about all boomers. It was that big a genmeration that many were fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. Most of my life was spent with the working class and I have known a multitude of friends who died of drug overdoses. That goes on this very day. More have died from that since 2020 than the pandemic.


And I keep asking you, as a daughter of someone who enlisted, why you didn't enlist, since you believe we were in it to win.

Now you have me totally confused. I said we clearly were not fighting that war to win!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.32  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.27    one month ago
let me correct that:  SOME of "The Vietnam vets started protesting in 1967/68."  

Some did and many more did it in other ways and they were in the Military, btw they numbered in the thousands.

I want to be sure that you and others understand that your political leanings represent the minority view among members of the military.

I want to assure you that since I was in Vietnam for two tours it was not the minority view. 

That is debatable. Nixon made a promise and eventually fullfilled it.

No, not debatable at all.

To a veteran?  Never

Good to know, since they fought there and they knew that the war was wrong.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.33  Kavika   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @19.1.30    one month ago
I happened to be a high school kid in DC from 21-26 Apr.Operation Dewey Canyon III was ongoing and was a tune up for the May Day demo that followed.

So you were not in Vietnam, and the vets on the mall had been. Our viewpoint was from an ugly life experience, which holds a lot of weight. Sadly many of those vets never came home mentally and many came home missing body parts, the aftermath of that war is still felt today by those that fought in it, one only has to look at the suicide rates.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.34  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.32    one month ago

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.35  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.34    one month ago

WTF does that have to do with Vietnam, not a damn thing.

Here are more stats for you.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
19.1.36  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @19.1.33    one month ago

So you were not in Vietnam, and the vets on the mall had been.

Yes, I turned 18 and graduated HS in 1972, I had a draft card but I had an ROTC 4 yr scholarship, so i had already signed a commitment to serve.

Our viewpoint was from an ugly life experience, which holds a lot of weight.

Absolutely.

Sadly many of those vets never came home mentally and many came home missing body parts, the aftermath of that war is still felt today by those that fought in it, one only has to look at the suicide rates.

Yes, Agent Orange and the PTSD induced suicides mean we will never know the full extent of our casualties.  A terrible war for all sides and unforgivably, we didn't learn from our mistakes when we marched to Baghdad in 2003.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.37  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.35    one month ago

Right back at ya!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.38  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.37    one month ago

Again, what does this have to do with Vietnam. Nothing.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.39  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.38    one month ago
I want to be sure that you and others understand that your political leanings represent the minority view among members of the military.

It backs my claim:

"I want to be sure that you and others understand that your political leanings represent the minority view among members of the military."

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.40  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.39    one month ago

We were talking about the Vietnam era..and you keep trying to change the time frame. I also showed you were Trump numbers in 2020 were not the majority of the military. 

At what in the world does that have to do with Vietnam, Vic?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.41  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.21    one month ago
Therefore we should have fought to win: that meant occupying Hanoi.

Great comment. Oh, wait we dropped more bombs on Vietnam than we did in WWII in both the European and Asian theaters.

We also used napalm, agent orange, and willie peter. We also had control of the air and sea. 

Can you even imagine what the cost in American lives would have been trying to conquer and occupy North Vietnam?

Not to even mention a repeat of the Korean war when the Chinese joined the war against us. You can bet that the Chinese would have gone into an all-out effort to destroy us in N.V.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
19.1.42  charger 383  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.31    one month ago
"Unfortunately, our generation was so large it overwhelmed the institutions that should have civilized us."
That is very true and mostly overlooked

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.43  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @19.1.41    one month ago
Can you even imagine what the cost in American lives would have been trying to conquer and occupy North Vietnam?

The war would have been over in a matter of months. Why wouldn't LBJ do that?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
19.1.44  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.43    one month ago
The war would have been over in a matter of months. Why wouldn't LBJ do that?

And after I told you of the problems you make the decision that it would be over in months. In your vast military experience what makes you think that it would have been? 

LBJ had enough brains not to have Americans suffer massive casualties, oh, and that old Korean War problem. China would be all in against us and of course, Russia would continue to supply massive arms shipments and probably fly some combat missions against us.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
19.1.45  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.43    one month ago

Why?  For America, war is good business.  That's the biggest problem in the world today. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
19.1.46  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.43    one month ago

No, it would not have been over quickly because China would have intervened with full military involvement if we did a full out land invasion of the North just like they did in Korea. China would not have tolerated a democratic and unified Vietnam on their doorstep just like they do not want a unified democratic Korea run by the South. China needs communist controlled North Korea and Vietnam as buffer zone road blocks against the West.

 
 
 
George
Freshman Participates
19.1.47  George  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.46    one month ago

Agree, If the Korean peninsula was unified under the south, the China/Korea border would be harder to cross than the Berlin wall.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.48  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.46    one month ago
No, it would not have been over quickly because China would have intervened with full military involvement

Where did China make such a threat?

They did make the threat in the Korean war and they backed it up. Gen MacArthur had the answer, but Truman was more concerned about the country being war-weary.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
19.1.49  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.48    one month ago

"Where did China make such a threat?"

Sorry, I cannot give you a specific date or time, but I feel confident it was pretty much a implied threat by China. The US remembered what happened in Korea when MacArthur pushed all the way to the Yalu River on China's border and feared they would do the same in Vietnam.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.50  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.49    one month ago
The US remembered what happened in Korea when MacArthur pushed all the way to the Yalu River on China's border and feared they would do the same in Vietnam.

Gen Curtis LeMay turned most of those Chinese troops into ashes and Gen MacArthur wanted to use Nukes on China. That's who we should have listened to.

As far as Vietnam goes LBJ was simply afraid that Russia, not China would intervene. In the 60's we had a huge military and nuclear superiority over both of those countries. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
19.1.51  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @19.1.50    one month ago

I have to differ with you on Lemay. As head of SAC, he was highly against his B-29 force of heavy bombers being sent to Korea for use in tactical role rather than a strategic one and he only gave in grudgingly. The B-29's were tasked primarily with bombing of bridges, railyard and industrial infrastructures, and not troop concentrations, that sadly resulted in huge numbers of civilian casualties. Early in the war, due to losses by MiG 15 fighter jets, missions by B-29's were switched to reduced night raids. The vast majority of Chinese ground troops were killed by tactical aircraft such as single engine fighter bombers or twin engined medium bombers as well as combat action with ground troops.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
19.1.52  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.49    one month ago

Agree, I don't think that China would have tolerated us on their border.  Ike was very fearful of getting into a major ground war in Asia.  JFK and LBJ made a huge, tragic blunder.  We killed far 60K+ US, we don't know the full number if you counted those who commited suicide and died from Agent Orange.  We spent billions, trillians in today's dollars and killed millions of Vietnamese.  In large part because of our mistaken idea of a unified communist threat and the domino theory.  Hindsight is 20-20, and with that benefit, we should have assisted Ho Chi Minh when he asked for it after WWII.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19.1.53  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.51    one month ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
20  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Well, gee, America's got to keep creating or being involved in wars, even at home it seems. 

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Good thing it wasn't YOUR kid eh?

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Well, for sure she wasn't YOUR kid.

  Maybe we should just be trying to stay on topic and talk about truck drivers making life miserable and even dangerous for law-abiding citizens, in a situation where the vast majority of law abiding citizens disagreed with those truck drivers, along with I've said again and again their own truck driving organizations and the majority of Canadian truck drivers.  But go ahead and support them.  Send them money, YOUR money to pay their legal bills.   Put up your money rather than your complaints.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
21  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

I was surprised that 52 years after the Kent State shooting, there were so many passionate comments.  The comments were pretty typical for this site.  Either the Guard was completely justified or the Guard was made up of hypocritical killers.  Nothing in between and each side believing with moral certitude that even though they weren't there, some maybe not even old enough to remember those times, but they KNOW that their judgement is right.

The late 60's, the race riots, massive protests, Chicago convention, assassinations, Orangeburg massacre, Kent State, Jackson State, bombings, police killings, this was the start of our current divide and polarization that continues to plague us.  

There's something happening here
But what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
21.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @21    one month ago
I was surprised that 52 years after the Kent State shooting, there were so many passionate comments. 

Back then, they only came from one direction.

 
 

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