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by Griffon64
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 888
Views: 232751

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

* The President and the team of bots / underlings that have access to his account too, I bet.
by Griffon64
Sun May 31, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The California Shooting, Ideology and Mental Illness-Updated
Replies: 48
Views: 33453

Re: The California Shooting, Ideology and Mental Illness-Upd

I wrote a partial reply but it apparently had a character encoding error: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] Incorrect string value: '\xF4\x8F\xB0\x80 t...' for column `thehallo_phpbb3`.`phpbb_posts`.`post_text` at row 1 [1366] and I really can't be bothered beyond a cursory attempt to troubleshoot that. So inste...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Probably because it is New York, which holds an outsize piece of people's minds. Larger than life.

Or it is east coast bias ;)
by Griffon64
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

River summed it up right while I tried and failed. If Warren's policies isn't your jam it don't matter if she gal, you won't like. So the rumblings about sexism definitely do not apply to any conservatives - conservatives just don't like her policies, period. And it makes sense to me that conservat...
by Griffon64
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

How can we take all her plans seriously when she puts forth these ambitious and costly plans and then pretends that it can all be paid for by only taxes on those above the middle class. It's ridiculous. It's bullshit. This is the opposite of competence. And this, more than any amount of sexism, is ...
by Griffon64
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Am irritated that all the choices left are too old to fly a commercial jet. Word. Hopefully in the near future we see better generational representation in positions of power. I respect experience and the wisdom it can bring but I also look at the world and say, it has changed dramatically over the...
by Griffon64
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 573447

Re: Trump's America

https://twitter.com/ASmallFiction/statu ... 4495614977

Dedicated to all the GOP senators who voted to acquit because they figured Trump would learn his lesson.

( And yes, I'm pretty sure none of them believed what they said. )
by Griffon64
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1011
Views: 127732

Re: Impeachment

Haven't watched his announcement yet. The thing about Romney I think, is that his faith and his morals are real. Which is more than I can say for the hypocrites clustering under the banner of Christian faith yet voicing full-throated support for Trump's cruel side. And this is probably where he need...
by Griffon64
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1011
Views: 127732

Re: Impeachment

I grew up in a non-democratic country with very effective government mouthpiece media so yes: propaganda is very, very effective and very, very harmful.
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1011
Views: 127732

Re: Impeachment

Would have been nicer if it was the other one. Well, props to him, he did what he said he would.
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1011
Views: 127732

Re: Impeachment

I believe it was Roger Ailes who stated that one of the goals of Fox News was to prevent another Nixon situation. In which way? Prevent it as in, be a mouthpiece to prevent future Republican presidents from being impeached, whatever it takes, lying included? Or prevent it as in, hold future preside...
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 888
Views: 232751

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

It was a metaphor, just not a great one, the way I read it and the way she later explained it. She meant that she was praying for the plans that satan's agents were working on in the world to be stopped ( paraphrasing her words ). And that's fair enough. "Deliver us from evil" is a standar...
by Griffon64
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 573447

Re: Trump's America

Seems about right. People who just want to tell others what to do tend to latch onto external sources of authority they perceive can grant them that bully power - the Constitution and the Bible are two obvious examples - and set to work twisting what they see as words of power to give authority to t...
by Griffon64
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 573447

Re: Trump's America

Ah yes. Little dollop of religions extremism. Seems like for many conservatives that stuff's pretty bad when it comes out of the Middle East but is to be coddled, admired and nurtured when it comes from the white folk in America's Evangelical churches. Kind of how the Constitution is so super import...
by Griffon64
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 573447

Re: Trump's America

Yov, I fully understand what you are saying. How can any sane person support him? And just when I think he could sink no lower in my estimation, I find something like THIS: https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/alleged-jeffrey-epstein-victim-says-she-was-introduced-to-trump-when-she-was-14-la...
by Griffon64
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 888
Views: 232751

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Story time: One of my co-workers is an exceptionally intelligent youngster who is in deep with the management layer, and got their opportunity to work here, due to attending the same church as management - and is also a pretty new convert to religion. This is a person who can excel on their own but ...
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 888
Views: 232751

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/us/car-crash-god-pennsylvania/index.html Makes me wonder what god this woman thought she was serving. The Christian God, which seems to be the one she had in mind from the context of the article, would be Absolutely Not Okay with this kind of behavior. That said I've ...
by Griffon64
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Y'know, people talk all the time about how squicky Trump is around women, but he's kinda gross around men too. Comments about their looks. This "My Kevin" thing. Comey's reported fear that he'd get a completely inappropriate hug. At some point, the public should address how Trump's sense ...
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 286856

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Yes. In the U.S. we call it 'free speech.' Bloomberg has said he is willing to spend $550 million (I'm not sure if that's just to get the nomination, or includes the general election). Yeah, so I also had Alatar 's reaction initially and so I had to have this conversation with an actual American ye...
by Griffon64
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1011
Views: 127732

Re: Impeachment

V - Indeed. When Trump started demeaning and attacking military service members and families but his approval ratings amongst conservatives kept going up was I realized that the rot goes all the way through the apple. What I always thought was a whole lot of phony, holier-than-thou "respect&qu...