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by Griffon64
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Kavanaugh controversy
Replies: 394
Views: 127646

Re: The Kavanaugh controversy

we are being called as a culture to finally listen, respectfully, thoughtfully, sympathetically, to the stories of these victims - but then what? Those who come forward with these stories don't simply want to be heard, they want consequences of some sort for those they are accusing. What should be ...
by Griffon64
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Kavanaugh controversy
Replies: 394
Views: 127646

Re: The Kavanaugh controversy

Guys. "Dropping the mic" implies that the conversation is over, and that's literally the last thing I would like. There's a lot of conversation to be had around this topic, a lot of misunderstanding and assumption flying around, a lot of anger. That stuff's gonna keep festering and begetti...
by Griffon64
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Kavanaugh controversy
Replies: 394
Views: 127646

Re: The Kavanaugh controversy

People who want to turn this moment into "believe women by default ", or "believe all women" need to take a deep breath and a really large step back. That's not what it is about. It is simply about affording women the same benefit of the doubt that men enjoy. Attaching the same g...
by Griffon64
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1539
Views: 423129

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Their minds aren't addled. They're pretty sharp because they know exactly that: this is how they galvanize the Trump base and push back against any Democratic inroads in the mid-terms. The tendency of swaths of liberals to pooh-pooh conservatives and treat them like dumb children certainly helped cr...
by Griffon64
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Zero Tolerance", Family separations & other immigration iss
Replies: 109
Views: 60165

Re: "Zero Tolerance", Family separations & other immigration

Why would anyone want to become an actual citizen if they can legally live and work in the US ( I assume for as long as they want, you don't say ) without becoming one? Just to be able to vote? Most citizens don't even vote. :P
by Griffon64
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections
Replies: 82
Views: 58528

Re: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections

Both Republicans and Democrats are now plagued by the realities of a two-party system: you cannot represent everybody's views with only two parties.
by Griffon64
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728170

Re: Trump's America

Gasoline ethanol mandates are beyond dumb.
by Griffon64
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Zero Tolerance", Family separations & other immigration iss
Replies: 109
Views: 60165

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

Gosh, I don't know. CPS? I am no expert but I think the general idea there is to try to do what is best for the kids, though of course they screw it up very badly sometimes - it is easy to find news reports about their screw-ups. That said, separating a kid from ... to take an example ... physically...
by Griffon64
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728170

Re: Trump's America

Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about American children gunned down in schools. Why would they lift a finger in this case? These kids aren’t even American, and that is apparently all that matters to their base.
by Griffon64
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections
Replies: 82
Views: 58528

Re: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections

Plenty of ballots and a nice, quiet, efficient facility at mine. Voter turnout did seem kind of light, which is to be expected for mid-terms I suppose. They had electronic machines in 2016 but this time it was all paper.
by Griffon64
Mon May 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1235
Views: 308567

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

I had a dream a few weeks back where I was an advisor to Donald Trump and spent all my time trying to advice him, but he wouldn't listen to me. This happened the night after I had a puffy Cheeto craving and ate entirely too many out of a party size bag. True story. Túrin Turambar - your dream sounds...
by Griffon64
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 932
Views: 287685

Re: Gun Control Debate

I mulled this over a little bit. Let’s see - the shooter was a female ethnic immigrant vegan Muslim in a state with very strict gun control laws from a country “on the list” and this is presented as a reason for the story to be “buried”. What about the San Bernadino shooter? Female ethnic immigrant ...
by Griffon64
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 932
Views: 287685

Re: Gun Control Debate

Let's see ... Non-Caucasian of any gender: terrorist White male: lone wolf / troubled young man / mentally unstable individual Female of any race, if unaccompanied by a male accomplice: domestic violence / spurned lover Did I get the media / popular discourse stereotyping of gun violence right?
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 420
Views: 194459

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

I have a post that’s been sitting in a text file on my computer for more than six months. I wrote it at some point while reading this thread, but I haven’t posted it because I feel like I’m talking to a wall when I have this conversation, and I just get sick of that wall. And even when I do try to t...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections
Replies: 82
Views: 58528

Re: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections

I will read that article after work, since this topic interests me a lot, too. For now I will blather some quick and handwavey thoughts instead. One thing to consider: automation ( and also medical advancements, including basic understanding of hygiene ) have helped lead to population explosion ( ch...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections
Replies: 82
Views: 58528

Re: 2018 U.S. Congressional elections

yov , those unemployment numbers are ... well, not exactly a lie, but not an indication that people are gainfully employed, either. I live in a poor part of America and I can tell you that there are vast swaths of unemployed, poor people here. California's Central Valley and other rural areas accum...
by Griffon64
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1539
Views: 423129

Re: The Russia Investigations

I believe Al 's post refers to your post just above ... Congress, by failing to execute their duty to be a check on the executive branch, is effectively arguing that a well-organized militia may be needed to pry them out and replace them with a Congress that would do its duty. And the irony is that ...
by Griffon64
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 420
Views: 194459

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

I deleted it :oops: I might repost it again later but it was very hard for me to even get up the courage to post it in the first place. The last time I posted something on this topic I was privately attacked, extremely heatedly, for what I wrote, and in the end it was too stressful for me to contemp...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 932
Views: 287685

Re: Gun Control Debate

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who was not at the bipartisan meeting, slammed Trump's statement. "We're not ditching any constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn't like them," he said. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/28/politics/due...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1235
Views: 308567

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Yes, but it is these small pockets of rot that is spoiling the whole barrel of apples. I'm no longer of the mind to go "Ah, just a few loonies, it will be OK, what can they do?" when I hear about these things. That kind of thinking helped get Donald J Trump right into the White House, and ...