oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 07:48 am
@edgarblythe,
I recently saw a thread (not on a2k) about a spider in Australia killing and eating a snake.

I'm glad I live in a part of the world where spiders are small. And also glad that I have a cat that likes to eat spiders that are big enough for him to notice.

That's not the reason why I have the cat, but I'm grateful that he does so.
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 07:50 am
@edgarblythe,
So, you're like a 'conservative' who supports Trump.
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 07:57 am
Of course, there are all sorts of photos and illustrations of Abe Lincoln and George Washington behaving like this.

https://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2019/03/02/02-CPAC-Trump-Hugs-Flag.w700.h467.jpg

Dignity. Gravitas. Maturity.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:00 am
If we survive four years of this maniac we might get a chance to make things better. Right now, I am 50/50 on the prospect.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:03 am
https://preview.redd.it/xvv8rtml9lj21.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=6a8b63028ffb255944ee1ef35ecc20ee45db5ee4
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:03 am
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
Right now, I am 50/50 on the prospect.

I like your optimism.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:07 am
My faith in people has suffered some major hits.
blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:22 am
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, me too. Though I'm tempted to be charitable here and put the blame on God.

I was thinking yesterday of a little baby bird who hatches, gets fed by mother, then is pushed by her out of the nest ten or twenty feet up in a tree, falls, and hits the ground hard right in front of a waiting cat.

Imagine that poor little bastard's opinion on things, his last thought, "What the ****, God!"
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:32 am
@blatham,
I believe the majority of humans want to do right, but they are manipulated by a multitude of poor to evil circumstances they just don't overcome. I should have been a ballerina, but they just would not let me.
blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 08:41 am
@edgarblythe,
I think so too.
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 10:47 am
As I've said, the strategy is to find the/a thing that is an opposition political figure's strength(s) and work to paint a portrait demonstrating that figure is actually weak or false in that thing.
Quote:
New York Post
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@nypost
Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC's hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge https://nyp.st/2ToXiYM


Note also (particulary george) that this is an example of the tu quoque (appeal to hypocrisy) fallacy.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 10:55 am
@blatham,
They will examine AOC with a microscope every minute of every day. Just being a human is a crime to the other side.
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revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 10:56 am
@edgarblythe,
There has been a system of abuse of African American and other minorities for years with Justice System. Do you feel we should kill the Justice System and start a new one, or would it not be better to reform it?

Since I am responding to a post a few pages back, the above is in response to AOC objecting to the provisions concerning ICE which were made in the last budget deal.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:01 am
@revelette1,
You can defend ICE all you like, I will never condone what they are doing.
hightor
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:08 am
@edgarblythe,
Well they're doing what they've been told to do. My point is that a better administration can insist that they do their job properly. Being fixated on the agency instead of the orders being given to the agency just seems weird to me.
revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:10 am
Pennsylvania Democrats Wonder How Far Is Too Far Left in 2020 (NYT)
revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:11 am
@edgarblythe,
Neither will I.
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revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:13 am
@hightor,
I have read some news articles of some in the agencies going beyond what they are told to do, surely they were not told to molest young children and older teens of which I read a few months back. The whole agency needs seriously reformation and new rules.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:19 am
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
You can defend ICE all you like, I will never condone what they are doing.

You will never condone enforcing our laws? What happens when the laws are not enforced that you yahoos make? Mob rule and chaos.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 3 Mar, 2019 11:23 am
@blatham,
Quote:
Of course, there are all sorts of photos and illustrations of Abe Lincoln and George Washington behaving like this.

Quote:
Justin Trudeau’s horrible, no good, very bad week just got worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/03/01/justin-trudeaus-horrible-no-good-very-bad-week-just-got-worse/?utm_term=.921f58e2d4c8
 

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