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by Griffon64
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1144
Views: 326210

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

Ironically, vegan lifestyle as practiced by most vegans I know is a privileged choice, with supplements and fancy ingredients, often from distant places. I'd agree with that. Being in a position to place any restriction on your dietary habits that is not forced on you by your economic circumstances...
by Griffon64
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

The sooner everybody who doesn't like what Trump does lets go of the notion that any of this will change anything , the better. Really, seriously. The man got elected by a crowd whose emotions and faith he can play to perfection, who didn't care about any of the things that made him unelectable to y...
by Griffon64
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Greta Thunberg Effect
Replies: 19
Views: 11752

Re: The Greta Thunberg Effect

That was my first reaction too but then I realized the perspective was different. Once I adjusted for perspective, the resemblance was pretty clear, the mouth and chin in particular. The eyebrows would also look a lot more similar if the picture on the right was taken at the same angle as the one on...
by Griffon64
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 2085
Views: 401126

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Well, it will be two old white men spouting ridiculous gaffes and vying for the highest power in the US. So, the perfect illustration of how being a white dude can give you a leg up. I was on a jury trail once, and the judge several times cautioned us that the presumption of innocence "went wit...
by Griffon64
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

Thanks, it has been rough. We even mostly avoid politics & religion, but her anger (which is riled up by Trump/FOX news) is just devouring her and making her a very angry person. Rage is probably the right word. She is enraged. Always. I got some counseling to gain some coping skills, but there...
by Griffon64
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "There is good in this world ... ."
Replies: 45
Views: 27077

Re: "There is good in this world ... ."

From South Africa: https://city-press.news24.com/Trending/pledges-galore-as-south-africans-rally-around-kfc-proposal-couple-20191109 I couldn't quickly find an article that included the prelude, which was someone posting on twitter to make fun of the dude who proposed. That unkindness is what sparke...
by Griffon64
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

I'd like to believe it would but I'm not so sure. How do you think it might backfire, V?
by Griffon64
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728157

Re: Trump's America

I agree completely, RoseMorninStar . I found the look on his face pretty interesting and it made me remember that mostly, Donald Trump is a pretty thin-skinned bully out of his comfort zone. Only at his rallies is he in the zone. I think he needs more reminders that he is not universally adored, not...
by Griffon64
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728157

Re: Trump's America

Donald Trump, and his supporters for that matter, is probably quite insulated in their cocoon of like-minded people. I wouldn't be surprised if Donald Trump genuinely believes that apart from the Democrats in Congress all of America loves him. He only preaches to his base at his rallies, when does h...
by Griffon64
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

then Majority Leader (and now Minority Leader) Kevin McCarthy (the representative from Griffy and Faramond's district, I believe). Oh, Kevin McCarthy. Most conservatives in his district love him. They'll vote R anyway come hell or high water, but they specifically will vote for him as opposed to an...
by Griffon64
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

There are warnings about this in the bible... There are indeed, and it would surprise me that the adherents can read around them so thoroughly if it wasn't that that's how this kind of stuff works. There's always a verse to find and bind to what someone wants to be true if the wish is to wield the ...
by Griffon64
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

It's probably not even that in many cases, RoseMorninStar . I think what could be playing out is parts of Trump's Christian base is adhering to a Christian dogma that authority figures are appointed by God and imbued with authority from God, and therefore we earthly underlings are not to challenge t...
by Griffon64
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

I think before an anti-Trump person could attempt to make an argument that would sway these voters, they would first have to try to understand Trump-supporters' support of Trump. In order to try to understand Trump supporters' support of Trump, an anti-Trump person would first have to learn to rega...
by Griffon64
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

This is a very ominous sign for Mr. Trump. Matt Drudge, an influential figure in conservative media, sours on Trump as he faces impeachment I don't think it means much. Drudge likes to drive traffic with controversial or misleading headlines. He's realized that he can get a lot of traffic by bangin...
by Griffon64
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Brexit Carried - Endgame
Replies: 450
Views: 184497

Re: Brexit Carried - PM Boris

I grew up with the fear of Johannesburg's no-go areas ( as well as other areas of the country ) so that statement provides sobering perspective, eborr. This is just awful.
by Griffon64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728157

Re: Trump's America

It really fits better in Trump's America because this really is America: tens of millions of US citizens see nothing wrong with being a supporter of President Donald Trump. I bet a few millions of those are just getting off on knowing Trump does stuff that "liberals hate" and that's what's...
by Griffon64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728157

Re: Trump's America

V - you and I both had the same response to that tweet. I just put mine in a different thread. I'm getting to the point where I cannot even, I just see a wall of red. I am starting to have difficulty keeping my calm when I even think about the Trump supporters I know in their aspect as Trump suppor...
by Griffon64
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1235
Views: 308557

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom , consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). - President Trump on Twitter. I'm sorry, but ... just no. Nonononon...
by Griffon64
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

Cerin - thank you for your response. ( By the way, it is my habit to bold posters' names when I respond to them directly, to make it more clear who I am responding to. ) A whistle-blower complaint is a special case, like a sexual assault accusation, because the repercussions of coming forward in th...
by Griffon64
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 165325

Re: Impeachment

Cerin - I was not a direct witness to most of the events described. However, I found my colleagues' accounts of these events to be credible because, in almost all cases, multiple officials recounted fact patterns that were consistent with one another. In addition, a variety of information consisten...