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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 12 August 2017 at 9:07pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Unbelievable, heartbreaking, disgusting images on the television tonight.

What the hell is going on in this country?



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It's heartbreaking that people could not only do that, but THINK that way.
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We are in the midst of a Cold Civil War...that got a bit hotter in Virginia yesterday.

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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 5:01am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Domestic terrorism. 

But 45 will never call out their actions.


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No, but 45 (God, I loathe him) will always find the time to tweet about CNN, Arnie's stint on THE APPRENTICE or any other subject that he delivers with his poor grammar and shitty use of syntax. 

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I sincerely hope the death of Heather Heyer leads to the retirement of the term "alt-right." If it walks like a fascist and talks like a fascist and kills like a fascist, I think we know what it is. 
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 8:43am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The world is full of stupid people. Far more than smart. A brief glance at history tells us this.
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 9:10am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

And Trump STILL COULDN'T CONDEMN WHITE SUPERMACISTS AND NAZIS!

"On every side..." - pandering to every single voter, as if he thinks he has a chance to be president in 2021.

There are so many of us who will never forget what has happened and will not tolerate it happening again. I hate that these occurrences demand violence in response... but those stupid people don't understand much else.
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Is there anyone here with a legal mind? How realistic is this?

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Legally, it's utter BS.  Hard to believe anyone as smart as Reich believes what he's saying.  Either he's trying to excite the base or he's lost it . . .   Probably the former, as the only correct thing he's said is that there's no chance of impeachment with a Republican house.  Of course, I think there's no chance of impeachment with a Democratic house either.  Nancy Pelosi has already hinted as much.
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Unbelievable, heartbreaking, disgusting images on the television tonight.



Heartbreaking and disgusting? Yes. Unbelievable? No.



What the hell is going on in this country?



The hatred and ignorance is nothing new. It's just that people who hold
those views are again becoming emboldened to publicly demonstrate that
hatred and ignorance. Why that is the case, I cannot say.

As terrible as what happened in Charlottesville is though, I continue to be far
more troubled by the fact that there are many people who secretly share the
same beliefs as those Unite the Right demonstrators, and those people are
bankers, judges, lawyers, members of the armed forces and law enforcement,
politicians, teachers, etc.

Think about that for a moment.

Now imagine because of your hue that thought sitting somewhere in your
head every moment of every day of every week of every month of every year.

That takes an incredible toll on a person.
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Legally, it's utter BS.  Hard to believe anyone as smart as Reich believes what he's saying.  

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I hadn't heard of Reich until someone sent me that tweet.

I'd like him impeached, but obviously only for something he has actually done. I do have some friends who are advocating illegal means to get him impeached, but we're all better than that, surely?

Has he actually put his business affairs into a blind trust? I'm hearing conflicting views on that.
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A reminder, once again, that impeachment is not the same as removal from office. An impeachment is a hearing to decide whether further steps, up to and including removal, are warranted.
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"On every side..." - pandering to every single voter, as if he thinks he has a chance to be president in 2021.

Like he had no chance in 2016?

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A reminder, once again, that impeachment is not the same as removal from office. An impeachment is a hearing to decide whether further steps, up to and including removal, are warranted.

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Thank you. I must admit, I was careless with using the terms interchangeably. It's not that long ago that Clinton underwent the impeachment process (late 90s, right?). 
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Understood, Wallace, but I'm still flabbergasted at the coordinated effort & scope of the alt-right knuckleheads... and seeing them armed with shields, batons & pepper spray, and attacking the counter-protesters...

Just can't believe it's come to this in 2017.  But then you have a President who emboldened these racists during his entire campaign, and has never been quick to unequivocally condemn them, either.

Hey, Trump supporters... happy now?



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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 12:37pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Just can't believe it's come to this in 2017.  But then you have a President who emboldened these racists during his entire campaign, and has never been quick to unequivocally condemn them, either.

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True. Yet he will unequivocally condemn Arnie regarding THE APPRENTICE. Or an SNL performer. 

I bet you any money that the likes of Mike Pence are embarrassed by him. I would not be surprised (if only I could morph into a fly on a wall) to learn that the likes of Pence have probably politely told him to tone down his Twitter rhetoric.

45 has ZERO understanding of diplomacy. He will fuck up a potential trade deal between the UK and US with his rhetoric. God, I hope he resigns or is kicked out soon.
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 4:11pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Mr. Byrne: "Like he had no chance in 2016?"

After everything he has done in 200 days, he's proven how terrible, loathsome, and despicable he is. How could he possibly be president in 2021?

Just like 2017... sir, you scare me!
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 4:29pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Here in Britain, I had a debate with some Trump supporters (yes, they exist over here). It didn't end well. 

And then I chatted to some anti-Trump people at work and elsewhere. One guy said to me, "They'll vote for Trump despite his policies." 

I said to him, "Anthony, what do you mean despite? They'll be voting for him BECAUSE of his policies and views."

His actions are influential and affect the world. They created a Frankenstein's Monster in him. I won't forgive the establishment that did that.
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 6:56pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Charlottesville. 150 years later and they're still fighting the Civil War.   
Truly, nothing ever ends.
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 7:52pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

The American South: Fucking up the rest of the country since...well, 1776...
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 9:02pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

After everything he has done in 200 days, he's proven how terrible, loathsome, and despicable he is. How could he possibly be president in 2021?

200 days? What about 70 years?

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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 10:28pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Ha! I had to think about that for a moment.
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Mr. Byrne: "What about 70 years?"

Of course. I only meant in his position of less power and influence as President of the United States. He surely has established his terribleness, loathsomeness and despicability long before he swore to serve this country... on the Bible... which, I reckon, shows that he lied from literally day one.
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Posted: 14 August 2017 at 5:44am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

 I used to roll my eyes whenever I heard Obama platitudes on TV, but now I realize how important his calm, measured words were. Every sentence that comes out of Trump's mouth or Twitter feed inflames passions across the political spectrum. If he continues on like this, the country will devolve ... into what I dare not imagine. 

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