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Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Oct 11, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
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zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:05pm PT


Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 08:06pm PT
Hermitmaster? Per your response to my post on why the racist & redneck south switched from Democrat to Republican & the Republicans are no-longer the liberal party of Abraham Lincoln:

Then why did they desegregate the Military?

Then why did they impose Jim Crow?

Then why did they put Japanese Americans in camps?

Then why are Democrats still telling women and blacks what to think? You obviously can't handle a different opinion.


I'm sorry you either choose to not understand, or simply can't understand, what has happened since the 1960's to the traditional Republican & Democratic parties.

Let me help you out:

Trumpian Republicans are mostly ultra-conservative & nationalistic, ultra-religious, opposed to immigration, full of fear of foreigners & those not white, feel that whites are discriminated against by current laws, dislike-change, & want lower taxes & less government interference. They mostly oppose birth control, abortion, gays, & especially same-sex marriage.

Obama Democrats are concerned for the environment, pro-immigration, donít hate taxes, & welcome government programs & regulations, if their lives are improved by them. Other than that, they mostly hate would-be authority figures, who try to tell them how to think & what to do.
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:08pm PT



HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:15pm PT
I'm sorry you either choose to not understand, or simply can't understand,

Then why can't you understand that people can have a different opinion than you. And, that it's OK. You don't have a monopoly on the truth. I, personally, don't see a lot of difference in what the Democrats have become. They've gone back to their roots.

Better, learn to get along with your fellow human beings. It will remake you from a being a bitter old man.

Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:18pm PT
A cool story I heard about President Reagan, from the time back when he was Governor of California.

Three teenager guys who lived in Sacramento didn't have a lot to do one Sunday morning, so they decided to go over to Governor Reagan's house to give him a piece of their minds. They were upset about a lot of things going on then, particularly the Vietnam War and Gov. Reagan's vocal support of the war effort.

The Gov's wife had famously refused to live in the old rat infested Govorner's Mansion so they instead lived in a ranch style suburban home. Such were the times that the Gov's residence went lightly unguarded. I think there was a single CHP officer stationed there.

So the teenagers walk down the sidewalk by the house, not really knowing whey they were going to do, other than knock on the door and see if Reagan would answer. The police officer stood between them and the property and he wasn't about to let them walk up the driveway and knock on that door. So much for that idea.

As they were standing there about to walk away who comes out of the house in his slippers and jammies, to get the paper laying in the driveway? None other than the Gipper himself. He see's the kids there and smiling, asks them what they're up to.

"We're here to protest the war, Sir!" One of them responded, "and to give you a piece of our mind on other things too." Ronald Reagan stood there looking at them for a couple of seconds and then waved them up the driveway.

"Well come on in then, let's talk inside." And he invited those 3 guys into his den where they sat down and talked for quite some time. He listened to what they had to say and offered his opinions in return. At some point Nancy walked in and asked what they were all up to and Ronanld said they were talking politics and life. She left but returned shortly with warm cookies and glasses of milk.

So there these "radical" teenagers sat, quietly and politely debating and kibitzing with Ronald Reagan about politics, the war and state policy. Finally he said he needed to do some work and escorted them all the way back down the driveway and shook each of their hands goodbye.

Simpler times, those. But that story, told decades later by one of the three teenagers, really struck me. I wasn't and am not a Ronald Reagan man. I was in the military the day he was sworn into office and the Iran hostages were released the next day.

Love him or hate him he brought dignity and respect to the office of the President. So too did President Obama. They both have my utmost respect for that fact alone, in return.

Cheers
DMT
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:27pm PT
Kidding aside Mr. Reagan was a great image and figurehead.


But in actuality give him credit for the S&L crisis and Iran contra


The crisis cost $160 billion. Taxpayers paid $132 billion, and the S&L industry paid the rest. The Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation paid $20 billion to depositors of failed S&Ls before it went bankrupt. More than 500 S&Ls were insured by state-run funds. Their failures cost $185 million before they collapsed.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 08:31pm PT
Hermitmaster! Re your comment:

Better, learn to get along with your fellow human beings. It will remake you from a being a bitter old man.

Pseudo-Christians hypocrites like you do get me fired-up, but donít think Iím anywhere close to being as bitter as you.
My life is pretty fuking-gud!

The only thing Iím bitter about is, the arzehole president that is ruining the America I love & his clueless supporters like you, who think itís wonderful.

Two weeks in Italy this fall with friends & my wonderful wife Heidi, including lots of hiking & fine wines.
Credit: Fritz

Co-hosting Donini's City of Rocks party in June.
Credit: Fritz

A blissful January visit to Maui with Heidi.
Credit: Fritz

And lots of other retirement travel & fun with friends.
HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:36pm PT
Pseudo-Christians hypocrites like you do get me fired-up, but donít think Iím anywhere close to being as bitter as you.

You didn't address my point. Why can't you learn to get along with people that have a different opinion than you?
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:40pm PT
Credit: thebravecowboy
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
Hermitmaster!

Re your question:

You didn't address my point. Why can't you learn to get along with people that have a different opinion than you?


Thank you for explaining. I have lots of conservative & in some cases too-liberal friends, who I do not discuss politics with. That is a mutual unspoken agreement among friends who do not wish to be in conflict with each other.

What does that have to do with you posting right-wing arzehole cartoons & opinion on ST?

Do you just want those who disagree with your strange conservative agenda to shut up & keep-sweet?

What strange Trumpian religious universe do you live in?

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:48pm PT
Credit: T Hocking
john hansen

climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:51pm PT
Today our 'genius' president said this about the Federal Reserve.

"I think the Fed is out of control

I think what they are doing is wrong

I think the Fed is far too stringent

And its not right



Despite that we are doing very well

But it is not necessary in my opinion

And I think I know about that better then they do"




It seems most of his lines are becoming stale from repetition.

"Wrong"

"Not right"

"Out of control"

"Doing very well"

"I know better than they do"

"Believe me"

"Disgusting"

"I will say this"

"We'll see we'll see"

I am glad we have such a well spoken and articulate man in the White House,,,,,,Not.


He can barely put together two coherent sentences without veering off on some tangent.


Even Fox news stopped airing his rally's because the ratings were low. He just goes thru the same routine over, and over,and over.


Praising himself,, always "Tremendous" "The Best Ever" and on and on and on . He has no clue what is really happening and will not listen to the experts on every thing from climate change to tariff's.







Urge any one you know who is over 18 to vote Nov 6th. The 18 to 30 vote is very important this year.



EDIT: Thank you for agreeing Anti Christ


rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 11, 2018 - 09:17pm PT
Hermitmaster....Perhaps you haven't seen Herr Fritzs pistolas...?
AntiChrist

Gym climber
Urth
Oct 11, 2018 - 09:27pm PT
Conservative, Liberal, whatever...

What Jon Hansen pointed out should appaul any and every US citizen.
Nibs

Trad climber
Humboldt, CA
Oct 11, 2018 - 09:30pm PT
DMT, Thanks for posting that. reminded me of similar stories about Truman's accessibility.
different times and men.
AntiChrist

Gym climber
Urth
Oct 11, 2018 - 09:38pm PT
I dunno T H, I've always been offended by pussy grabbers and alcoholics. I guess we were raised differently.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:57am PT
"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood."
Fred Thompson
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 12, 2018 - 06:14am PT
which was a year after his administration concluded talks with the hostage takers in which they got them to NOT release the hostages into fords hands as planned AS Reagan would reward them handsomely for holding them several more months...

That's President Carter, kid. And I think your theory is bullsh#t.

DMT
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Oct 12, 2018 - 06:19am PT
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