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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #840 on: March 07, 2016, 12:56:21 pm »
Were you personally erased by that "gaffe"?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ez8QMHwaog" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ez8QMHwaog</a>
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #841 on: March 07, 2016, 01:06:27 pm »
If it is a gaffe, then where is the retraction and apology?  Should Trump get the same consideration when he says something unconscionable, because his core message is "make America great again"?

He does.

Yeah, I was gonna say. A number of people in this thread were defending all sorts of outrageous nonsense Trump was saying as a "bargaining chip" or showing he wasn't politically correct to appeal to dingbats.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #842 on: March 07, 2016, 02:08:41 pm »
"Make America Great Again"
-Donald Trump



Vote Trump!

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #843 on: March 07, 2016, 02:13:44 pm »
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #844 on: March 07, 2016, 02:32:48 pm »
I don't know if anyone else is seeing the banner ad I'm seeing in this thread, but Obama is apparently causing an old woman's hair to swoosh around because of homeowners fees or something.

Will this hurt or help the democrats in 2016?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #846 on: March 07, 2016, 04:18:44 pm »
What a doofus for saying that.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #847 on: March 07, 2016, 07:49:12 pm »
Not been around, so re: last few pages.

Kasich would probably have been the best candidate for a more reasonable, center-conservative GOP. He's not as radical as Paul or a Tea Party enthusiast.
As things stand, the GOP is going to undergo some even more dramatic change. You'd think with the whole evangelical family values shift and later tea party movement would be enough, but no.

Unfortunately, this election turning into a circus of populism and cynicism almost seems like it was inevitable.

Leftists are flocking to a populist socialist while right wing groups and the angry poor whites are rallying around what is essentially a populist (dare I say it) fascist.

This is what happens when governments and their people experience a shattering break because of the disillusionment of the populace. Remember when Greece's economy first crashed? The next election put literal neo-nazis and soviet-style-communists in their legislature. It's like the Wiemar Republic all over again.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #848 on: March 07, 2016, 08:24:55 pm »
The problem is that the term 'fascist' has become so pedestrian because of people using it to mean 'an authority figure I disagree with.'

So it sounds like the same hyperbole in the rants about Bush and Obama regardless of whether it is truthful.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #849 on: March 07, 2016, 09:03:37 pm »
On a lighter note:

http://imgur.com/a/8p9DG
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #850 on: March 07, 2016, 09:17:26 pm »
That album reminds me of late 19th century American politics.

Ah, the gilded age of beards.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #851 on: March 08, 2016, 02:39:07 am »
Strap yourselves in c***s.

The 20th century Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein believed that the meaning of words was based on our consensus use of those words within the particular language game we're playing. If enough people point to a square and say "square" then that's what square means, and if they all pointed to a circle and said "square" then "square" would mean circle. The consequence of this is that words can only have meaningful content if they refer to something which is accessible to at least one other person. Subjective experiences are by their definition inaccessible to others, that's what subjective means. If you say your "pain" is "worse" than someone else's then your statement is bereft of useful meaning because you have absolutely no context or basis for comparison (you might be able to say "my experience is making me complain more than you" or something similar that's tied to an observable external signifier).

The upshot obviously is that Bernie is absolutely right. As a white person you don't know what it's like to be a poor black person. You don't even know what it's like to be another white person, and black people don't know what it's like to be other black people, and everyone lacks the language to explain because there's no way to refer to subjective experiences.

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"

There. I officially set the gold standard in this thread for stupid, pretentious nitpicking. Bernie has been vindicated by analytic philosophy and we can all go back to laughing at Jeb.   
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #852 on: March 08, 2016, 03:49:34 am »
please clap
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #853 on: March 08, 2016, 05:24:58 am »
im clapping

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #854 on: March 08, 2016, 08:48:37 am »
Ah you guys are all goofy. The President doesn't have that much power. It'll all be fine.

Vote Trump.