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Re: Only in America

Post by Tero » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:17 pm

On a highway I routinely use. No Biden bumper stickers for me!
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Re: Only in America

Post by laklak » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:40 pm

No yard signs, no bumper stickers, no 2nd Amendment window decals. No indications of my political leanings. Well, old white dude in a ball cap driving a pickup, you could take that any number of ways. People are crazy as shit, no reason to poke them.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: Only in America

Post by JimC » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:11 pm

laklak wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:40 pm
No yard signs, no bumper stickers, no 2nd Amendment window decals. No indications of my political leanings. Well, old white dude in a ball cap driving a pickup, you could take that any number of ways. People are crazy as shit, no reason to poke them.
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Re: Only in America

Post by Seabass » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:23 pm

Something I've been noticing lately with all the election signs coming out: when I see a Biden yard sign, there's usually just a single sign that says "Biden/Harris 2020" on it, or maybe it also has a logo like "Build back better" or whatever. But the Trump yards will never have just one sign. They'll have like five signs, and the car will have a bunch of bumper stickers, and oftentimes there will be a huge Trump flag, and the signs and stickers are always obnoxious, like "Build the wall, crime will fall", "Trump won, get over it, snowflake", "Trump won, now support your president", etc.

There's something seriously wrong with these people.
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Re: Only in America

Post by Tero » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:16 pm

Our model says God and Country, under Trump.

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Post by pErvinalia » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:24 am

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Re: Only in America

Post by Seabass » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:46 am

And people get shit for calling Republicans "American Taliban". God I wish 42 were here to fascsplain that one...
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Re: Only in America

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:01 am

Meh. I think you underestimate his capacity for shrugging shit like that off.

He'd be too busy gloating over Justice Barrett

Not a Christofascist ... well perhaps to some extent but our Christofascist, and would you look at that fine set of principles on her!

to give Pompeo's Christofascist posturing and agenda more than a passing dismissal.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:38 am

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Re: Only in America

Post by Tero » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:24 pm

Starbucks encounter:
"He was kind of sitting outside, drinking his latte when the vehicle of some sort came by," a family member, who did not want to be identified, told KTXL. "It was like really loud music; people were complaining about it. So, he pointed out, like, which car it was and asked them to turn their music down."

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Tero wrote:
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Starbucks encounter:
"He was kind of sitting outside, drinking his latte when the vehicle of some sort came by," a family member, who did not want to be identified, told KTXL. "It was like really loud music; people were complaining about it. So, he pointed out, like, which car it was and asked them to turn their music down."

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Re: Only in America

Post by Tero » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:18 pm

Well, People magazine follows celebrities. You can only repeat so many stories in an issue. So they picked up on this story to fill space.

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Re: Only in America

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:15 pm

Toddler at his party fatally shoots self with gun from relative’s pocket, Texas cops say
Tx. Man Is Accused of Following Ex and Killing Her as She Rode in Truck with Current Boyfriend
Woman shot and killed at Texas Renaissance Festival campground
...just another week around the Houston area. That won't be all either, I just don't feel like looking into more.

Did I mention that a few months ago I tried to take my son to batting practice, but we couldn't get in because two guys had just been shot dead outside? :lol:

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Re: Only in America

Post by laklak » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Me neither. Don't really care what their backstory is.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: Only in America

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:58 pm

pErvinalia wrote:
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'U.S. weighs labeling leading human rights groups "anti-Semitic"'
The Trump administration is considering declaring that several prominent international NGOs — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam — are anti-Semitic and that governments should not support them, two people familiar with the issue said.

The proposed declaration could come from the State Department as soon as this week. If the declaration happens, it is likely to cause an uproar among civil society groups and might spur litigation. Critics of the possible move also worry it could lead other governments to further crack down on such groups. The groups named, meanwhile, deny any allegations that they are anti-Semitic.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing for the declaration, according to a congressional aide with contacts inside the State Department. Pompeo is eyeing a future presidential run and has taken a number of steps to gain favor with pro-Israel and evangelical voters who make up a key part of Trump’s electoral base.

But the proposal is drawing opposition from career State Department employees. Among the opponents are department lawyers who warn that it is on shaky grounds due to free speech concerns, could lead to lawsuits and might even lack a proper administrative legal basis.

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The declaration is expected to take the form of a report from the office of Elan Carr, the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. The report would mention organizations including Oxfam, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. It would declare that it is U.S. policy not to support such groups, including financially, and urge other governments to cease their support.

The report would cite such groups’ alleged or perceived support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which has targeted Israel over its construction of settlements on land Palestinians claim for a future state.

It’s also expected to point to reports and press statements such groups have released about the impact of Israeli settlements, as well as their involvement or perceived support for a United Nations database of businesses that operate in disputed territories.

The material impact on such organizations is not immediately clear, and it could depend on which branch or division of a group is counted. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA, for instance, do not take U.S. government funding. Oxfam America does not take U.S. funding, but its affiliates overseas may take some U.S. dollars depending on the circumstances.

The groups named also do not all officially support the BDS movement or take a position on it. But they have all been critical to one degree or another of Israel’s settlement policies and its treatment of the Palestinians, and pro-Israel organizations have claimed that the groups’ actions nonetheless constitute support for the movement and are thus anti-Semitic.

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