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willpell

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  1. I remember when TikTok was Vine... #oldfogey
  2. This is why we shouldn't waste our economic resources treating people who are "almost" killed. Just let 5% of the population die instead, and use the money we save by not keeping them half-alive in a hospital bed to rebuild the damage caused by their loss.
  3. My day-to-day problems are much the same as they ever have been. No hope of getting a job (especially since my odds of success are so low that I basically don't bother trying at all, making them even lower), unseasonably hot weather, pandemic lockdown, inability to get a decent night's sleep, and having nothing better to do with my time than sit on YouTube or in front of an old-school TV. This has been a very gentle, banal apocalypse, and I'd really like some aliens to land and start slaughtering us with rayguns, to relieve the tedium of civilization's slow, relatively painless disintegration.
  4. My hellish blue state has made them pretty much mandatory across the board. I refuse to wear the actual medical-style masks, but I'm going to have to be seen in public wearing my embarassing "three socks tied together" over my face far more often than I'd hoped would be necessary.
  5. No hate for any individual person, but Islam is not part of the solution for this planet. People who grow up in the murder-cult of a long-dead medieval warlord are brainwashing victims; they need to be deprogrammed with whatever necessary force, and they can't be given the amount of freedom that we grant to people who are more capable of making sensible choices. Also, the thing about everyone dying at 35 in the past is a misconception. That's the AVERAGE age of death, so it's affected by the huge infant mortality rate. Many people would have lived to a ripe old age (though that probably meant 50 or at most 75, never the 100 that we can often reach now), but many others died violent deaths very young, so the average works out to 30s.
  6. I'm well aware of the lies that the Chinese Health Organization and the Centers For Anthony Fauci's Dividends Control have been perpetuating. It changes nothing about what the actual science is. Masks don't protect anyone, and most people don't need protection anyway. This virus is less dangerous than common influenza; it's only a big deal because the people who are most vulnerable to it tend to be old, and thus are often rich. If this was killing 5% of the world's population but they were all poor, our government wouldn't lift a finger.
  7. Even if that's a valid equivalence, which I would dispute, I don't actually support Trump, I just don't oppose him. The reich required homosexuals to wear a pink triangle that identified them. This doesn't strike me as particularly different, except that they're doing it to EVERYONE, not just to a small disliked group. But the masks don't do all that much and everyone knows that; it's just a symbol of obedience to the nonexistent authority of the CDC, which has no right to give everyone "guidelines" that are being interpreted as absolute rules for no particular reason.
  8. Like I said, dehumanization. The moment you cross over from "your actions are wrong" to "your existence is wrong", you are yourself wrong as well. I didn't vote for him. I'm not a registered republican, so I never had an opportunity to vote for any of the other candidates you named. I think that the current political process is so fucked that presidents are basically just figureheads. About all Obama could do was make impressive speeches, and about all Trump can do is tweak the left. So you don't want anything to do with nuance or subtlety. "That guy killed ten innocent women, he's a criminal, hang him! That starving mother stole a loaf of bread for her children, she's a criminal, hang her!" Not "be like Trump" so much as "have what Trump has". I'm not a "maga", but I am nothing if not honest and self-aware. Right, and as I've said, I have a lot of dislike of him for that reason. Still doesn't mean I think he's a white supremacist. I do not believe the masks do help to protect anyone. Right, and old Adolf only needed to temporarily assume emergency powers in the wake of th eReichstag's destruction. This entire COVID business has been a giant global psych-op since day one. We've proved that people are so brainwashed by social media that they will willingly submit to fascism. However futile it is for me to do so, I must take an absolute hardline stance against ANY submission to this symbolic betrayal of American freedom. You're a fool if you believe the Chinese Health Organization will ever loosen its grip once we've submitted to them. Seatbelts are normal, not extraordinary. If we didn't have seatbelts, we wouldn't have cars. They are effectively an additive technology which allows us to have something we value, much the way advertisements allow us to have free television. The masks on the other hand are being imposed externally upon a daily life that was functioning just fine before they came along, and would still function just fine without them, except a tiny handful of old or weak people would die. I think that's the lesser evil here, to shed a tiny bit of genetic dead weight, rather than to put the entire freaking human race worldwide into chains.
  9. No, as I said before, it's a matter of degree. Every person has an asshole, therefore being an asshole is just being a low-quality human. "Deplorable" on the other hand is specifically the slur that Hilary invented to dehumanize Trump supporters, saying that they all fit in a "basket", which objects could but humans cannot. It's the difference between calling a black person "darkie" in a very casual tone, versus angrily calling him "you damn black SOB"; both are insulting, but one is unquestionably MORE insulting than another. The debauchery is something I envy and even aspire to a little; the lies are a tool to get him there, which I dislike but can't really blame him for using, since he's far from the only one. I'd like to see politics as a whole change in such a way that being even slightly dishonest is the worst thing a politician can do and instantly ends his career because he wasn't completely honest and truthful and transparent all of the time, but that universe is so different from our own that it might as well be populated by bipedal dinosaurs instead of humans. Not sure what you were on about with this comment, but if I somehow gained a child, I absolutely would raise them with the idea that they must be all of those three things, or else they are no longer worthy of having me as a father. Well the last three years seemed to be distinctly better than the eight preceding them; granted Biden was only VP under Obama, but he still has to have been somewhat in the loop. But I'll admit, most of my reason for opposing Biden is the fact that he said he'd require masks, which IMO is the #1 issue in the country right now (or maybe #2 behind cops vs. BLM, but that one seems to have died down a little, while the COVID hysteria never seems to decline even a little).
  10. I don't particularly think we ought to "love" our country, that's a bit much. We should be thankful for what's good about it, and critical of its failings. The one thing we agree about on this topic is that Hilary's naked mercenarism is contemptible.
  11. It is a question of principle. Go watch "The People vs. Larry Flynt" sometime. You don't have to agree with what someone is doing, or like them as a person, in order for defending that person's legal rights to be important to preserving your own. The same is true with regard to what might be called "social rights", like not being spuriously accused of contemptible personal qualities. Pretty much yeah. If someone is not doing things of this order, then it is unacceptable to assume that the person holds a hatred of all blacks simply because they're black. To judge a group of people, harshly, on the basis of their actions is not bigotry. It might be an uncharitable interpretation, but nobody is owed such charity, particularly not if they go out of their way to act in such a way that nobody likes them or is inclined to defend them. Perhaps so. I'm a big fan of Jude the Apostle, patron saint of lost causes. The less popular a cause is, the fewer other people are willing to advocate for it, the more I feel compelled to do so. If that makes me a fool, then I'll wear the motley with pride. You continue to assert that he's "deplorable" with no evidence. I do consider him sleazy and contemptible, but I think there's a difference of degree between those things. He might be the bastard love child of George Soros and Kim Kardashian, with the former's capitalist ruthless and the latter's unbridled narcissism - but that doesn't make him a monster. Whenever any person is dehumanized, even for the ostensible crime of dehumanizing others, we are ALL diminished. Trump is worse than most of us, but he is not inherently different FROM us. Throwing him under the bus is doing the same for ourselves. He's the president we deserve, and I'll support another president when we are actually capable of electing someone who deserves the job. (Given that Sanders is likely to die before 2024, I don't much like our chances of finding a candidate I actually approve of anytime soon.) I did not vote for Trump before, and I don't particularly want to vote for him this year. If anything I'd rather throw my vote at Vermin Supreme (speaking of "the one we deserve"). But the important thing is defeating Biden. If it's absolutely necessary, I'll contribute my droplet to Trump's ocean in order to make sure Mr. "mandatory face masks for everyone" doesn't get in.
  12. 😛 You're not the boss of me! 😅
  13. I really can't tell whether you're trying to agree or disagree with me.
  14. We don't punish the son for the sins of the father in this country. What are you, an intersectional feminist? Homophobia and racism are two totally unrelated issues. That could easily just be based on financial considerations rather than any personal distaste for the people who were denied mortgages or whatever. One might speculate that those cities' poor economies and their majority minority (what a weird phrase) populations might not have been entirely unrelated. I'm not saying that's definitely so, but it strikes me as a more reasonable assumption than that this could ONLY be racism on Trump's part. I haven't heard of this affair, but it is one of the points I'm more willing to accept as damning of Trump's character in general. He has a well-established pattern of business failures, I'm not convinced that this was anything other than another such fiasco - which still makes him contemptible, but doesn't prove him racist. I'm not reading an entire book to find out if I agree with you. I might have the Playboy that Trump's interview is in, it sounds familiar, but i'm not going to enact the labor of tracking the interview down and carefully reading it, just to look for evidence. If you expect this to be meaningful, provide a direct quote. Once again, this is just business, trying to shut down a competitor by various crooked means. Once again, I don't like him as a man or a businessman, but willingness to use race as a tool to ruin business rivals doesn't require one to actually hold racist views oneself, any more than you have to hate all black people to shoot one black person who you have a personal grudge against. (I should probably explicitly point out that I am holding the position here that racism exists ONLY when other motivations have been at least mostly ruled out. If you have 5% racism mixed in with your other reasons for disliking someone, I say that isn't relevant.) Now that's just a great idea for an entertaining reality TV pitch. It's not very nice, but neither is pretty much everything that happens in half the reality TV shows that exist. Screeching harpies engaging in petty interpersonal drama is a tragic and depressing reality, but it's quality entertainment, and this would have been the same draw for a lot of viewers. I'll take your word on this one since I don't recall those days clearly enough to know for sure that was him. But again, riling people up to oppose a Democratic candidate could also simply be his effort to keep a pro-business Republican government so that he'll make more money. Not to mention that Trump seems to be very big on knowing all the rules and exploiting them down to the slightest detail, including protesting the slightest possible transgression against the rules. He likes to be able to authoritatively say "well TECHNICALLY this is/isn't allowed", getting away with all kinds of loopholes in his favor, because he knows the rules in sufficient detail to find those rules, and then using minor violations on the part of others as an excuse to slap them down. This is meaningless to me, but I'd imagine he was simply seizing upon the zeitgeist to keep himself relevant. I don't know anything about any of this; I recognize none of these names. And with the liberal media so desperate to make everyone hate Trump, I have to assume that if I haven't had the knowledge of these people or situations forced down my throat by the entire Internet for the past four years, they probably aren't that significant. He never said ALL Mexicans were those things, just the ones who are in a big hurry to leave Mexico by any means necessary. And I'm inclined to think he's at least half-right on that. Generally a country keeps its better citizens for itself, and the ones who try to leave it are the ones who failed to fit in. Not true in all or even most cases, but a large enough percentage to make this kind of generalization somewhat valid. Which strikes me as an extremely reasonable response to the frequent violent terror attacks by ISIL and the like that were happening late in Obama's term...and which, interestingly, seem a lot less common since Trump took power. It's possible that the news is just being suppressed or something, but I'm inclined to doubt that, for the aforementioned "liberal media desperate to throw shade on this man any way they can" reason. The ethics of EVERY judge deserve to be questioned as strenuously as possible. Possible conflicts of interest with one's country of residence certainly don't make that any less true. That was a dumb thing to say, and there's no telling exactly why he said it. But I think "deliberately pretending to be racist so that media Democrats will get triggered and take the bait" (a la Milo Yiannopolous and Ann Coulter) is at least as likely as "actually sympathizing with the white-supremacist attacker", and even the latter isn't proof of racism. Even if Trump is literally in bed with people who fly the Confederate flag, that still doesn't prove that they are actively pro-lynching, just that they object to having their history painted as pure evil simply because lynchings happened. Every nation has atrocities in its history, and this doesn't invalidate people's rights to be proud of their heritage. As long as no future hate crimes are planned, I will allow any amount of past racism to remain in the past, and toppling statues or the like actually makes it less likely that those past injustices will be recognized as unjust, serving as totemic reminders not to do such things in future. The guy likes having lots of fans. He's not required to completely agree with all of them. And it's a shitty person who "disassociates and condemns" his supporters just because of a difference of opinion. If I were a movie star, I wouldn't come out and tell people who I don't like that I don't want them watching my movie. The bigger the crowd, the better, and trying to cull some unwanted members from the herd will result in a large number of others feeling unwanted as well; this just isn't how people work in large numbers. You can accept everyone or you can accept almost no-one, there isn't a lot of in-between. Meh, perhaps. I don't obsessively follow him everywhere online, so maybe he has done a few unsavory things for absolutely no defensible reason. I doubt it's enough to make me think he's the Devil, though; I already think he's a shitty person, it's unlikely my opinion will change much. These objectively exist. There are some parts of the world that are just garbage places to live, and the people who flee them are also frequently carriers for all their ills. Wanting to disallow immigration is a pretty reasonable stance on foreign policy; Trump simply had a crude, inelegant way of expressing this, which fits with his quasi-Blue-collar "new york guy" persona. Wanting to prevent your political rivals from committing election fraud is a perfectly acceptable motivation even IF you're also blatantly racist at the same time. Any person with half an ounce of sense would oppose that movement at this point, as it has long since lost the plot of any humanitarian aims it once had, and is now little more than a racist hate-mob that tries to disrupt and destroy society at every turn through any means up to and occasionally including violence. I very firmly believe that it's a problem how many unarmed suspects are killed by cops; I fully support the idea that radical change is neeeded to policing, but the methods that BLM uses to "raise awareness" of this and other legitimate issues make them appear absolutely batshit insane and horrifically antisocial. No matter how noble your cause, if your members are saying things such as "Kill all these fucking cops, and kill they kids too", or "I support ISIS 100% cause at least dey be killin' people for a reason", then your movement needs to be symbolically folded up like a worn-out flag and buried for all time.
  15. But if he votes for himself, he doesn't vote for Biden, and therefore he "ain't black".... 😎 (man, this board has weird emojis....)
  16. I have seen absolutely no credible evidence that Trump (who I don't particularly like, but this isn't among the reasons) is in any way a racist. He's a businessman from New York, a place which has always emphasized multicultural homogenization as the basis of strong trade. I think that Trump likes all people, white or black, who participate in commerce and diplomacy and public relations in the way that he sees as being correct; he's probably thoroughly opposed to the idea of having gang warfare or armed "protests" performing arson and looting, but that hardly equates to a hatred of all people who don't share a skin color with him. Nearly every supposed racist controversy around him has been a clear case of the Democrat-run media making mountains out of molehills, in their continued, sustained, completely wrong-headed attempt to bully America into hating this man, just because he isn't in their pocket and doesn't play by their rules. I don't think he's a great president by any stretch of the imagination, I think he's an egomaniac and a typical crony-capitalist who is looting this nation's treasury to enrich a few of his golf-club buddies, but I don't buy that he's racist, and I don't buy that his election proves that America is racist. This whole thing is a pushed narrative which we should stop legitimizing by even debating it as though it was valid.
  17. As if Trump vs. Biden wasn't an awful enough choice.
  18. Actually the most effective way to protect the human species would be to stop using medicine to preserve the lives of those with weak immune systems; allow them to die off so that the gene pool becomes stronger, and devote the immense resources of the medical-industrial complex to other, more useful avenues of research, like space exploitation.
  19. What am I doing today? Vividly picturing the execution of all my neighbors who have been shooting off firecrackers nonstop for hours.
  20. The title is true, but conservativism is no better. Our two-party system has been Aliens vs. Predator since Eisenhower at the absolute best. They both have to go.

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    hey @teacher that sounds like too much work for me LOL I need that useless thing called *time* in order to authenticate facts and truths which get posted by deceitful Dems


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    Scroll the other way for a while and you'll see me saying that these days the chat box ain't gonna work as one has to be quick on one's feet. The question is posed, there ain't no stinkin time for ya'll to refer to your betters for the answer, ya'll don't understand these things, this political debate, ya'll don't have the answer at hand, ya'll haven't thought this through, ya'll ain't ready for the next question I'll ask,  ya'll can't handle the pace that a bloke such as I can bring it in the chat box, ya'll can't handle this format.

     

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