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HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 28, 2015 - 04:59am PT
Another attempt at a US politics megathread. The goal is civil (if contentious) political discussion. Most of your political cartoons are bad. Use your words.

Existing (and hopefully soon to die) political threads:
Ready for Donald?
Ready for Hillary?
I'm so proud of my President
Ready for Bernie?
Ready for Cruz?


The Presidential Election:
Always at the top of everyone's attention (warranted or not) and the most covered by media. The contenders:

Republicans:
Ben Carson
Donald Trump
Marco Rubio
Carly Fiorina
John Kasich
Jeb Bush
Ted Cruz
Chris Christie
Rick Santorum
Mike Huckaby
Rand Paul
George Pataki

Also Rans:
Rick "Oops" Perry - Governor of Texas, bespectacled intellectual...and..what was that third thing?
Scott "Union Buster" Walker - Gatekeeper to the Second Gilded Age
Bobby Jindal

Democrats:
Hillary Clinton
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
Martin O'Malley
Vermin Supreme

Also Rans:
Jim "I killed a guy in 'Nam" Webb - ran out of time
Lincoln "Goofy Ass Grin" Chaffee - not the only farrier to not become President

Debates:
GOP Debate: CNN, December 15, 2015, Nevada
DNC Debate: ABC, December 19, New Hampshire
GOP Debate: Fox News, January 2016, Iowa
DNC Debate: NBC, January 17, NBC
GOP Debate: ABC News, February 2016, New Hampshire
GOP Debate: CBS News, February 2016, South Carolina
GOP Debate: NBC/Telemundo, February 2016, Florida
July 18, 2016: RNC begins in Cleveland
July 25, 2016: DNC begins in Philadelphia
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2015 - 05:13am PT
An apparently white man killed 3 people and injured 9 others in a Colorado Planned Parenthood and then had a shootout with police. He had what may have been explosive devices as well.

Four white men were arrested for shooting Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota.

These are horrible tragedies of the type that happen all too frequently in our country. They are also great examples of how media coverage and cultural assumptions about the actions of white perpetrators is treated completely differently than that of black, muslim, middle-eastern assailants. Nobody will suggest that these are terrorist attacks (though the very definition of a hate crime is essentially that) and nobody will call for the greater white culture to apologize for the actions of what will be portrayed as marginalized individuals. Why is that?
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Nov 28, 2015 - 05:49am PT
More for ya...

Trump is an evil piece of sh#t.
Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Donald Trump Doesn't Want to Win
Ready for Romney (again)????
You guys posting graphic, bloody photos SUCK! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
#IStandWithAhmed [OT]
Another active shooter armed stand off in progress.
Obamacare.......

And your observations are correct. Your answer: fear and bigotry.

You have a better chance of being killed by am American with a gun (easily purchased) than a Syrian refugee.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 28, 2015 - 06:07am PT
Welcome to Chicago HighDesertDJ
Year To Date
Shot & Killed: 405
Shot & Wounded: 2321
Total Shot: 2726
Total Homicides: 457

Race of Victim/Assailant

Race Victim Assailant
Black 357 83
Hispanic 72 19
White/Other 17 10
Police - 7
Unknown 10 -


Is the news coverage to be done by the percentages of race to crimes?
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:03am PT
Oh you are soooooooooooo fked now Clinker... so royally fked.

May I add the following, FACTS...



And your observations are correct. Your answer: fear and bigotry.

Oh the ongoing hypocritical ironeeeee...^^^^^^






mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:09am PT
I think the reason that people get more upset about police killing people than criminals killing people is because you expect criminals to kill people, but you expect police to be trying to prevent that, not doing it. And only a crazy few blame all police. Do you really think all liberals believe these things? Or are you generalizing in exactly the same way you criticize people for generalizing?

My contribution to the megathread: Trump is an evil piece of shit!

Edit: cool, if you write shit! with an exclamation point, it doesn't get muddled. However, my experiments reveal that there seems to be no general rule at work here.
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:18am PT
Conservatives blame all Muslims for the crimes of a few
but never blame the few bad cops for anything.
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:25am PT
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:29am PT
On cue with the childish sidewall busting pic.
Childish behavoir from a frightened child.
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:52am PT
It would be good for the site to corral the political rancor to a mega thread like it used to be before the wingnutz cried so much about politics crowding climbing content out. Oddly they then proceeded to start an appalling number of inane political threads about everything.
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:53am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 07:58am PT
It must be a terrible mental conflict to be so in love with authoritarianism and so in hate with Government.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:08am PT
You lefties are a hate crime. How miserable you must be. Channel your self loathing for some affirmative action. It's never too late for your own post partum abortion. Be positive, act alone, silently, only on your selves, and today.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:29am PT
Nice try with the thread idea, but this will fail, as most others have, when the Chief sucks all of the air out of the room.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:31am PT
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. -- Benjamin Franklin

Men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice. -- Robert Jordan

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:32am PT
Another attempt at a US politics megathread. The goal is civil (if contentious) political discussion.

Well, that lasted almost two hours. Until Philo and The Chief woke up, turned on their computers, and destroyed the thread for everybody else.

Why don't you two start a special thread of your own? Better yet, Philo could start a "The Chief is an as#@&%e" thread, and The Chief could start a "Philo is an as#@&%e" thread, and you could shriek at one another to your hearts' content without polluting every thread on this site.
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:33am PT
^^^ Excellent Clinker.
philo

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:38am PT
Ghost here's a suggestion if you don't like it don't read and comment.
That is how adults do it.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:49am PT
Phil, you miss the point.

I'm all for you and the Chief, and whoever else wants to join in, having your "You're an as#@&%e" "No, you're an as#@&%e" "F*#k you" "Well, f*#k you" conversation.

But I'm curious about why you are so inconsiderate that you have to do it on every single political thread. You're like selfish, spoiled eight-year-olds. You seem completely unable to understand that the world does not revolve around your need to hate.

Seriously -- why can't you confine your hatred to one or two threads? Why must you spill it into every political thread?
RyanD

climber
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:52am PT



philo

climber

Nov 28, 2015 - 07:52am PT
It would be good for the site to corral the political rancor to a mega thread like it used to be before the wingnutz cried so much about politics crowding climbing content out. Oddly they then proceeded to start an appalling number of inane political threads about everything.

Hahahaha!!

Observation skills:

10/10

Edit-


Ghost's observation skills:

10/10


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