• Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    It is actually not at all funny how you guys are not "freaking out" over it. (If enough people had started "freaking out" sooner, maybe we wouldn't be in this position ...) Whatever this upcoming proposal is announced to be, you can bet your ass that it isn't any kind of roll-back or negation of already existing gun-rights restrictions. At best, it will be some wishy-washy wiffle that will please no one and which will only serve to encourage gun-grabbers and increase momentum for yet more gun-rights restrictions. And that's the absolute best we can reasonably hope for - and that's quite bad enough (so there's really no need to even get into how much worse it could turn out to be). So why shouldn't anyone who gives a damn about gun rights be "freaking out" over it (especially given Trump's previous gun-grabby shenanigans)? But whatever it turns out to be, I won't be the least bit surprised if the Trump apologists try to excuse, downplay and/or dismiss it out of hand, just as you are preemptively doing here. "Pretty funny," my ass ... :rolleyes:
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    Well, you'll get it depending. Any meaningful gun control measure will cost him enough of his base to insure Dems win depending on who they float.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Could be pretty smart, too. A recently-unemployed ad exec who manages to "reach world headlines" might not be out of a job very long ...
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Should have named it Nina Levin Brown.
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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Google's got a new face-tracking camera for your home. We've got questions. https://www.cnet.com/news/google-nest-hub-max-a-new-face-tracking-camera-for-your-home-weve-got-questions/ Two words: FUCK NO.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    Saw him about 9 years ago at a free festival. He put on a hell of a show I didn't expect.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 AM
    Thomas Massie is full of win.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 11:49 PM
    Precisely and exactly THIS ^^^
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  • NorthCarolinaLiberty's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 07:41 PM
    The 16 playoff contenders. For final 4 at Miami, I'll go with Kyle Bush, Hamlin, Truex, and Kurt Busch. Kyle Busch (2,045 points) Denny Hamlin (2,030 points) Martin Truex Jr. (2,029 points) Kevin Harvick (2,028 points) Joey Logano (2,028 points)
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  • NorthCarolinaLiberty's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 07:29 PM
    Never help anybody.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 06:56 PM
    Actually, I am probably more of a fatalist than a pessimist - what will be will be, whether for better or worse (or better and worse), and we all have our roles to play, however minor ... (and if my own role is to plop turds into punchbowls, then so be it ...) But I am certainly not a utopian. Perfection is never an option. I'd be happy just with something that signified or embodied some kind of change for the better that is substantive rather than ephemeral. Sadly, Trump's various deregulations, as nice as they might be, are of the latter kind, not the former.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 06:02 PM
    By that logic, taxing people at any rate less than 100% is "giving money" to them ... :rolleyes:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 05:52 PM
    Who is mad at what? :confused: Speaking for myself, I am not in any way "mad" that Trump is deregulating some things. That's plenty nice, as far as it goes, and I have not in any way said otherwise (and I defy anyone who thinks I have to show me where). I just see no reason to think that much if any of it is going to "stick" beyond his administration - certainly not in any systemic way. When Trump is gone, the Executive Juggernaut is going to keep right on rolling, just like before - because nothing has really changed. And without the "all or nothing" libertarians pointing out the elephant in the room and the nakedness of the Emperor, the "moderate pragmatic" libertarians will become the "extremists" everyone else likes to sneer at and dismiss. Without them, the so-called "Overton Window" moves even further away from liberty. As Ron Paul pointed out (without having to sneer at anyone), "Purism is practical" ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 02:26 PM
    And I counter-disagree. The system is broken beyond repair and things have passed the point of no return. At best, It can only be duct-taped and WD-40'ed before it is finally discarded, falls apart or becomes something even worse.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 02:07 PM
    And as for Trump's deregulations, I'd trade them all - each and every one of them - for a vehement, full-throated, no-holds-barred, damn-all-compromise opposition to any and all further curtailments of our gun rights (and an equally vehement support for the repeal or negation of the ones which are already in place). But Trump's mealy-mouthed, half-assed gun grabbery is a liability the consequences of which will overwhelmingly offset the transient iota of miscellaneous regulatory relief he has implemented. (So put that in your punchbowl and drink it ... :p)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:37 PM
    I'm glad he's deregulating some things. I'm glad whenever anyone does that. Whether you want to interpret that as me saying "he is doing a good job" is up to you. But at best, it's like the eye of a hurricane. It's going to pass, because nothing has fundamentally changed. As for "Trump is doing the best he can possibly do," I said nothing of the sort - though I suppose you could say such a thing and I might agree, IF you were careful to understand the difference between "the best he can possibly do" (him being a half-assed wiffle-waffler) and "the best that might be done" (if he wasn't such a half-assed wiffle-waffler).
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:20 PM
    :rolleyes: Whatever that's supposed to mean ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 12:48 PM
    I have too. I've also heard of the people saying those kinds things being "deplatformed," vehemently denounced and vilified by the media, and cited as a justification for more laws and state power to eliminate thought-crime. At the same time, media ("social" and "mainstream"), academics, politicians, etc. emit nary a peep about the kinds of things being said by Conable et al. Indeed, not only do they decline to object, some of them actively approve and participate with similar rhetoric, and are widely praised or defended for doing so. (And it sure as hell ain't because "free speech.") What Conable said, in and of itself, is insignificant. He's just a boorishly braying jackass. What is significant is which kinds of boorish jackasseries are being systematically demonized and which are not - and why ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 12:15 PM
    LMAO @ Parasticmoocherguy whinging about other people "jusify their entitlement." Feeble and pathetic - but hilarious. Tell us another one ...
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    09-13-2019, 12:10 PM
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 12:01 PM
    And I said nothing to the contrary.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 11:57 AM
    It doesn't really have anything to do with the Orange Man (Good or Bad). Like I said: My point exactly. He will be gone. The problem will remain. So what has changed?
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 11:44 AM
    *shrug* Sorry if i harshed your feelz. Was anything I said false or wrong? :confused:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 11:27 AM
    If he's a Nigerian immigrant, then it's possible that his direct ancestors were responsible for selling other Nigerians into slavery ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 10:49 AM
    All the whip-wielding regulators and rule-makers will get a "do over" once Trump is no longer the chief overseer of the Executive plantation. Trump hasn't done anything to address the root of the problem (which is overweening government authority over ... well, pretty much everything). He probably couldn't succeed even if he tried. No one could. Some things just get broken beyond any possibility of repair. So enjoy it while you can. It's not going to last.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:28 AM
    M$M deepstate yahoo? Like the articles Zip quoted decrying the death of American solar workers. Lol. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/07/these-are-the-10-fastest-growing-jobs-of-the-next-decade.html Get the fuck on out with your bullshit, Zip.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:12 AM
    I'm totally stealing this for my FB re-post of this. I'm guessing you won't mind.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:09 AM
    Trumps done more for deregulation than any president in our lifetime. So, there is that.
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