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    CrosshairCollie reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    The term "Socialism" today seems to have taken on the connotation for many Americans that "Communism" used to have: the antithesis of the American way of life. "Socialist" is used by no few Conservatives as a convenient label by which to categorize anyone who advocates changes to the socio-economic status quo as enemies of the people, thereby denigrating any of their arguments as being unworthy of consideration by real Americans.
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    CrosshairCollie reacted to DShomshak in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    The July 6, 2019 issue of The Economist had a feature article on "The Global Crisi in Conservatism."  By which they mean the conservatism of gradualism tradition and social cohesion, not the deranged nationalism that seems to be pushing it aside. Might interest people as a reminder of what "conservative" once meant.
     
    Still, it also reminds me that while I appreciate cautious and gradual change, recognizing that people are not infinitely flexible; and I appreciate the need for multiple institutional channels instead of focusing exclusively on the State as a medium for getting things done; I cannot ever consider myself "a conservative." Too often even the mildest and most superficially reasonable, Edmund Burke-style conservatism seems to act as an apology or figleaf for established wealth, power, and irrational prejudice. The same arguments used for "Why we must not disrupt the Traditional Family" or "Why we must accept wealth disparities" have so much the same form as "Why we must preserve slavery" or "Why we must burn heretics." It's like a Mad-Lib where you just plug in different words for whatever institution you don't want to change.
     
    Dean Shomshak
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    As if we needed more proof, but it's blindingly obvious that 'Fake News' is Trumpspeak for 'didn't kiss my ass', as he's suddenly turned on Fox News for criticizing him.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from assault in Potential Campaign Pitfalls   
    I did not.  I'm going to assume this is a recent retcon or an MCU invention, because she definitely was not in her original comics incarnation.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from TheDarkness in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    And that systemic, institutionalized racism is still taking place today.
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    And that systemic, institutionalized racism is still taking place today.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from GhostDancer in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    For anybody about to say 'cheetahs can't run 95 mph', I'm reasonably sure that number is actually kph.

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    Did the flock of seagulls Ran?  Did they Ran So Far Away?  Could they Get Away?
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    CrosshairCollie reacted to Scott Ruggels in Today is special because ?   
    Today on this day, 38 years ago, George, Steve, and Ray met to form hero Games.
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    CrosshairCollie reacted to Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party
     
    The President's response is predictable.
     


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    My first thought was actually 'f**kwit' ...
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Old Man in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Trump's up to his usual tricks, those tricks being 'easily disproven lies', claiming that Obama 'begged' North Korea for a meeting and they refused.  Former National Security advisor Susan Rice flat out called this claim 'horses**t', a statement   Former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, national intelligence director James Clapper, and Gen. Michael Hayden, CIA director under W and for the first few weeks of the Obama administration, all backed Rice's statement.
    For as much as people complain and joke about politicians lying ('His lips are moving!'), Trump gets off scot-free about it.  I'm sensing an odd non-logic here ... "We voted for Trump because he's not a politician, and politicians lie, so Trump must not be lying because he's not a politician'.  Never mind that I can guaran-goddamn-tee you that while a big-businessman isn't an elected official, they damn well play politics.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I thought he already was defective.
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    I thought he already was defective.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I thought he already was defective.
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    I thought he already was defective.
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