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by Griffon64
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Rugby!
Replies: 17
Views: 21667

Re: Rugby!

Two great games yesterday Griffy! If you can find links I'd recommend checking out Ireland v Wales and Scotland v England! Man, I really wanted to watch at least one of those games, but I ended up being out of town! Hoping to find links because from what I've heard they were both crackers. One day ...
by Griffon64
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1235
Views: 308567

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Errr ... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/worshippers-clutching-ar-15-rifles-hold-commitment-ceremony/ar-BBJGx59?li=BBnbcA1 NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. — Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on...
by Griffon64
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:55 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 am most dismayed by the fact that this is, as RoseMorninStar says, really a matter of country, of self, of freedom, of American autonomy and self-goverance, of patriotism ... basically, everything Americans hold dear - all of it being subverted by nepotism, incompetence, or apparent outright malic...
by Griffon64
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:22 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

V - :D of course! How could we all be so silly.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/vid ... agle-video

I forgot about that eagle episode. Of course, this was pre-presidential Mr. Trump as well.
by Griffon64
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:45 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

That was the first thing that sprang to my mind when I read about his comment ...
by Griffon64
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:26 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

Yeah, I'm not so sure Mister Draft Dodger has the guts to put action where his words are in this case. I wonder if he even knows how to handle a gun, for instance? I also wonder if people who actually put their lives in danger each day in law enforcement appreciates that kind of talk from a guy with...
by Griffon64
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 932
Views: 287685

Re: Gun Control Debate

I think that one is explained by something relating to what Maria posted - the United States places a very high premium on individualism and personal freedom. Including the right to possess the means to shoot somebody else's children to death, should you feel the world gone done you wrong. Republica...
by Griffon64
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1144
Views: 326215

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

Alatar wrote:So, has Trump achieved anything positive?
If bump stocks are banned, then Trump would have achieved something unambiguously positive. To be honest, he's probably the only president who will be able to do so, so let's hope he does.
by Griffon64
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1144
Views: 326215

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

Yes. For myself, as I just said: - He is harder on criminal illegal immigrants than the previous administration. In my opinion this is a good thing. - He brought the racism, sexism and bigotry inherent in a lot of Americans into the open and broke down societal norms around suppressing or ignoring i...
by Griffon64
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1144
Views: 326215

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

yov - as a rule of thumb most people only benefit from itemizing if they fall into sweetheart categories - in other words, they get tax breaks for their lifestyles or other special interests. Mortgage interest deduction is an example of that. We used to itemize for that, but we don't anymore becaus...
by Griffon64
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1144
Views: 326215

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

A straight-up mob mentality is bad. Harassing, demeaning, or trivializing women* is bad. I don't see any controversy with either of those statements. They are both true. I am uncomfortable with people tried in the court of public opinion. Therefore I am uncomfortable with mob swarms on Twitter and I...
by Griffon64
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728169

Re: Trump's America

Well, let's not get too hyperbolic. I think plenty of Republicans still believe in those things. After all, Roy Moore was defeated in part by Republican voters not voting for him. But I think it is also fair to say that there is a non-negligible chunk of Republicans that admire the sort of thing Joe...
by Griffon64
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728169

Re: Trump's America

It would certainly be entertaining ( that's what entertainers like Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey are for, right? ) but politics isn't supposed to be entertaining :P
by Griffon64
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728169

Re: Trump's America

I find CNN's constant pearl clutching over every tiny Trump thing to be cloying, but this is a little gem. While editing somebody's quote about him to make it more flattering, Trump missed autocorrect's helpful change of "consequential" to "consensual". Of course, he deleted that...
by Griffon64
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Cost of Virtue
Replies: 80
Views: 54112

Re: The Cost of Virtue

Roy Moore and his ilk happily ignore the 1st Amendment, or really, Article 6, Clause 3 of the actual Constitution. They'd have to tear the whole dang thing down before they can shoehorn their brand of false religion and false patriotism into what is American. :roll: Cenedril_Gildinaur is right - the...
by Griffon64
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728169

Re: Trump's America

Well, it is important to not buy into some of the hype around this, or get distracted by some of the buzzwords. Instead, focus on what's actually going on, and what actually should happen. The actual official doc in all its hideous dryness: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/201...
by Griffon64
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Cost of Virtue
Replies: 80
Views: 54112

Re: The Cost of Virtue

On the other hand, since he's a Democrat, he wasn't actually making any laws. Ouch! :rofl: Can't argue there, though. Well, of course Democrats would hope that a Democrat would win this seat. I don't know what the base is like in that district so I can't comment. My point was just that this opens t...
by Griffon64
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Cost of Virtue
Replies: 80
Views: 54112

Re: The Cost of Virtue

He resigned. Being the party of values will probably just cost Democrats power - they will give up seats for filling in special elections, and I don't see Republicans giving up a seat like that should one of their own come under fire. I really can't see any of this sort of behavior costing a Republi...
by Griffon64
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728169

Re: Trump's America

Faramond is the household accountant, so I can't really answer that question. I think we won't be worse off, for now. But once those tax cuts expire ( they're still planning on doing that, right? ) and an extra 1.5 trillion is added to the national deficit, we might be a bit worse off. Though what'...