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Hey, it's never too early to begin the indoctrination.  

 

It is unfortunately a VERY real book...and #19 on Amazon.  Not in its category...overall.

 

Reviews are, as you might expect, almost completely split...5 stars or 1 star, for 96% of em.

 

We know that truth has no significance;  only keeping the waters churning.  And not just today;  the Republican strategy has never been about just today.

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On 5/18/2022 at 7:40 AM, Pariah said:

I registered as Republican just so I could vote in the primary. Originally because Ammon Bundy was running (before messing up and having to be independent). But, McGeachin was a piece of work.

 

I was disappointed that Raúl Labrador won Attorney General.


1. As your next Attorney General I will be the aggressive, relentless leader that Idaho needs. I will defend Idaho’s sovereignty and fight unconstitutional mandates. I will keep our elections fair and honest. I will defend and expand our 2A rights. I will ensure we are the most pro-life state in the Union. I will fight to reinstate President Trump’s border security policies. I will fight the radicals that are trying to force CRT and transgender ideology on our children. And I will fight Big Tech’s social credit scores and their anti-conservative and anti-American censorship. Idaho needs an Attorney General who will be the people’s lawyer, rather than a tool for the bureaucracy and special interests. I will defend every Idahoan’s individual liberties; fight back against the Biden administration’s failed policies; and ensure the people of Idaho have a voice in the Attorney General’s office. I will bring needed reforms to the office. Idaho’s incumbent Attorney General has been in office for twenty-years. He’s been employed by the government for over thirty-years. No wonder he sees his job as defending the government and the bureaucracy, not you. I will change that starting day one.
2. Idaho needs an Attorney General who understands that government exists to ensure that the rights of the citizens are secured and protected. During the pandemic, I fought for the rights of Idahoans to keep their jobs and pursue their livelihoods, to meet with their families, and to continue practicing their religion freely. I fought for Idahoans’ medical freedom and against unconstitutional mandates. I will continue to do so as Idaho’s next Attorney General. In contrast, during the pandemic, the current Attorney General interpreted Idaho’s statutes as granting the chief executive the power to declare a state of emergency for over 750 days despite Idaho law limiting emergency authority to sixty days. That decision closed schools in Idaho, closed businesses and churches, and it affected every single person in Idaho dramatically. It was wrong and will not happen again if I am your Attorney General.
3. The great battles for the soul of our nation are taking place in our courthouses. All across America, strong Republican Attorneys General are pushing back against the Radical Left and their agenda to “fundamentally transform” our nation. Except in Idaho, where our Attorney General is absent from these fights. The incumbent Attorney General of Idaho did not fight for election integrity and instead stood with radical Democrat lawyers. The incumbent Attorney General did not defend Idaho’s pro-girl sports bill, instead saying that biological men had a constitutional right to compete on girls’ sports teams and use women’s locker rooms. Also, the incumbent Attorney General joined with Democrats to support some of Biden’s radical nominees to run the Department of Justice. Finally, he failed to join the lawsuit filed by the other Republican Attorneys General demanding the Biden DOJ either explain or rescind their memo asking to surveil parents for expressing their opinions at school board meetings and other forums. Maybe this is why he has received donations from former Democrat Attorneys General and the praise of the radical Attorney General from the State of Washington.

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12 minutes ago, Sociotard said:

I registered as Republican just so I could vote in the primary. Originally because Ammon Bundy was running (before messing up and having to be independent). But, McGeachin was a piece of work.

 

I was disappointed that Raúl Labrador won Attorney General.


1. As your next Attorney General I will be the aggressive, relentless leader that Idaho needs. I will defend Idaho’s sovereignty and fight unconstitutional mandates. I will keep our elections fair and honest. I will defend and expand our 2A rights. I will ensure we are the most pro-life state in the Union. I will fight to reinstate President Trump’s border security policies. I will fight the radicals that are trying to force CRT and transgender ideology on our children. And I will fight Big Tech’s social credit scores and their anti-conservative and anti-American censorship. Idaho needs an Attorney General who will be the people’s lawyer, rather than a tool for the bureaucracy and special interests. I will defend every Idahoan’s individual liberties; fight back against the Biden administration’s failed policies; and ensure the people of Idaho have a voice in the Attorney General’s office. I will bring needed reforms to the office. Idaho’s incumbent Attorney General has been in office for twenty-years. He’s been employed by the government for over thirty-years. No wonder he sees his job as defending the government and the bureaucracy, not you. I will change that starting day one.
2. Idaho needs an Attorney General who understands that government exists to ensure that the rights of the citizens are secured and protected. During the pandemic, I fought for the rights of Idahoans to keep their jobs and pursue their livelihoods, to meet with their families, and to continue practicing their religion freely. I fought for Idahoans’ medical freedom and against unconstitutional mandates. I will continue to do so as Idaho’s next Attorney General. In contrast, during the pandemic, the current Attorney General interpreted Idaho’s statutes as granting the chief executive the power to declare a state of emergency for over 750 days despite Idaho law limiting emergency authority to sixty days. That decision closed schools in Idaho, closed businesses and churches, and it affected every single person in Idaho dramatically. It was wrong and will not happen again if I am your Attorney General.
3. The great battles for the soul of our nation are taking place in our courthouses. All across America, strong Republican Attorneys General are pushing back against the Radical Left and their agenda to “fundamentally transform” our nation. Except in Idaho, where our Attorney General is absent from these fights. The incumbent Attorney General of Idaho did not fight for election integrity and instead stood with radical Democrat lawyers. The incumbent Attorney General did not defend Idaho’s pro-girl sports bill, instead saying that biological men had a constitutional right to compete on girls’ sports teams and use women’s locker rooms. Also, the incumbent Attorney General joined with Democrats to support some of Biden’s radical nominees to run the Department of Justice. Finally, he failed to join the lawsuit filed by the other Republican Attorneys General demanding the Biden DOJ either explain or rescind their memo asking to surveil parents for expressing their opinions at school board meetings and other forums. Maybe this is why he has received donations from former Democrat Attorneys General and the praise of the radical Attorney General from the State of Washington.

 

Copied and pasted his platform from Breitbart and did a Find/Replace for "Idaho", it looks like.

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15 minutes ago, Pariah said:

 

I feel like I've lost IQ points just from looking at this.

 

If this were GURPS, I'd say you badly botched your Fright/Confusion Check.

 

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40+

As 39, above, but victim also loses one point in an attribute, as below.

  • Fright: lose 1 point of IQ.
  • Awe: lose 1 point of Will.
  • Confusion: lose 1 point of IQ.

These losses are permanent.

 

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Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia

 

Consider that for a moment: Switzerland, a country which has not been involved in an international war in two centuries; which didn't join the United Nations until 2002; whose neutrality is enshrined in their constitution; is developing strategies by which they can support NATO up to their constitutional limits without actually becoming a member, and has even had governmental discussions over whether to formally join the alliance. That's how egregious Russia's actions have become.

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4 hours ago, Hermit said:

Honestly, the best way to stop NATO's growth at this point is probably for Putin to kick the bucket.

 

 

The Russian people were entirely too ready to fall into line behind Putin's aggression. No one in Europe is going to trust that whoever succeeds him won't try to follow the same path. This is only the latest time Russia has burned them for their optimism.

 

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7 hours ago, Lord Liaden said:

 

The Russian people were entirely too ready to fall into line behind Putin's aggression. No one in Europe is going to trust that whoever succeeds him won't try to follow the same path. This is only the latest time Russia has burned them for their optimism.

 

 

And certainly no one from the current crew.  It'd be like actually managing to impeach Trump the first time.  His officials would still be in place.  The Senate Republicans who refused to let Obama name a Supreme Court justice...then rammed 2 of Trump's through with no more than a cursory review (and in Barrett's case, actively fast-tracked it).  Greg Abbott.  DeSantis.  So how much would've really changed?

 

Longer term, it'll be quite a while before the Evil Empire image fades.  It will...at this point it shouldn't, but it will.  1956, Hungary.  1968, Czechoslovakia.  1979, Afghanistan.  Georgia.  Syria.  Some others that might be a mixed bag of motivations, but these are all imperialist moves.  And most have been very brutal.  Staying independent is too risky for Russia's neighbors.

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Australia changes government.

 

However, the new ALP government's parliamentary majority is likely to be slim, since Independents and the Greens look like winning a swag of seats. This is bad for them, since most of the Independents are moderate conservatives. (Pro-environment, socially progressive rich people.)

The Liberal Party has lost a lot of formerly safe seats to the Independents. The highest profile loser was the former Treasurer, and potential heir to the leadership, Josh Frydenberg. This makes it likely that their next leader will be Defence Minister Peter Dutton, who... has authoritarian leanings.

 

Their coalition partners, the Nationals, seem to have pulled their usual trick of small vote -> many seats. Their support base is heavily concentrated in rural areas.
 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Pariah said:

Slippery slope, you say? This woman's already got her toboggan waxed:

 

A Trump-backed Michigan state House candidate says birth control 'should not be legal'

 

"I'm hoping that through God's grace, we can use the political positions of legal power that conservatives will get to crush that revolutionary force," she said. "Otherwise, it's going to be very bad."

 

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6 hours ago, TrickstaPriest said:

 

"I'm hoping that through God's grace, we can use the political positions of legal power that conservatives will get to crush that revolutionary force," she said. "Otherwise, it's going to be very bad."

 

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And another quote from this moron:

 

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Eubanks says the country has an "underpopulation problem," and that could be avoided if the US was "truly a pro-life culture."

 

"That is why sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage," she said. She then repeated Voris, saying "and open to life."

 

 

UNDER populated...yeah, right.  And of course, that only married people should have sex.  THAT is classic Moral Majority.

 

This one's dangerous, in my book, as she'll justify absolutely anything that's in service to her beliefs.  

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6 hours ago, TrickstaPriest said:

 

"I'm hoping that through God's grace, we can use the political positions of legal power that conservatives will get to crush that revolutionary force," she said. "Otherwise, it's going to be very bad."

 

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“If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”  —Genghis Khan

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After Trump's retweet today, I feel like nostalgically digging up the post on this thread where someone was accusing everyone on this thread of being traitors against the (then) President. >_>

 

I'm in a mood.  Like this was a mood.  <_<  Time for some drink and chips.

 

On 1/5/2021 at 9:24 AM, TrickstaPriest said:

Mussolini and the fascists managed to be simultaneously revolutionary and traditionalist;[83][84] because this was vastly different from anything else in the political climate of the time, it is sometimes described[by whom?] as "The Third Way".[85] The Fascisti, led by one of Mussolini's close confidants, Dino Grandi, formed armed squads of war veterans called blackshirts (or squadristi) with the goal of restoring order to the streets of Italy with a strong hand. The blackshirts clashed with communists, socialists, and anarchists at parades and demonstrations; all of these factions were also involved in clashes against each other. The Italian government rarely interfered with the blackshirts' actions, owing in part to a looming threat and widespread fear of a communist revolution. The Fascisti grew rapidly; within two years they transformed themselves into the National Fascist Party at a congress in Rome. In 1921, Mussolini won election to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time.[18] In the meantime, from about 1911 until 1938, Mussolini had various affairs with the Jewish author and academic Margherita Sarfatti, called the "Jewish Mother of Fascism" at the time.[86]

March on Rome

In the night between 27 and 28 October 1922, about 30,000 Fascist blackshirts gathered in Rome to demand the resignation of liberal Prime Minister Luigi Facta and the appointment of a new Fascist government. On the morning of 28 October, King Victor Emmanuel III, who according to the Albertine Statute held the supreme military power, refused the government request to declare martial law, which led to Facta's resignation. The King then handed over power to Mussolini (who stayed in his headquarters in Milan during the talks) by asking him to form a new government. The King's controversial decision has been explained by historians as a combination of delusions and fears; Mussolini enjoyed wide support in the military and among the industrial and agrarian elites, while the King and the conservative establishment were afraid of a possible civil war and ultimately thought they could use Mussolini to restore law and order in the country, but failed to foresee the danger of a totalitarian evolution

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On 5/21/2022 at 5:04 PM, Old Man said:


“If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”  —Genghis Khan

 

"There are occasions when I have difficulty distinguishing between genuine attributions and humorous inaccuracies." - Marie Antoinette.

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First Nations people make up 3.3% of Australia's population.
These First Nations politicians are headed for Canberra

 

There are 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 76 in the Senate (the two numbers are connected).

So First Nations people are underrepresented in the HoR, but proportionately overrepresented in the Senate.

It wasn't so long ago they had no representation. It isn't enough to make a decisive difference in living standards on the ground.

State and Territory level representation varies.

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