Nut jobs on both extremes

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 10:08 AM

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/24/feds-investigating-suspicious-package-near-clintons-new-york-home-nbc.html

 

Who knows where this leads.  My point is that there are political extremists on both sides.  Most of the people on the right or left are sane and normal.  But on this site, the actions of the extremists on the left are portrayed as representing the intentions of everyone who votes democrat.  In reality, most people do not subscribe to the philosophies of the fringe.  If that were the case, then every republican would be a potential bomb mailer - which I acknowledge is ridiculous.  

 

The problem with today's dialogue is that those at the fringe - however small a percentage - get the attention and focus.  We play into the game by constantly making them the center of things.  It reminds me of Geraldo Rivera's old talk show.  One of his favorite tricks was to bring on these KKK guys.  It would get the audience all fired up (it even cost Geraldo a broken nose once) and make it look like our society faced a terrific threat from a resurging Klan.  In reality, it was a selection of white trash inbreds who couldn't organize an orgy at a whorehouse with a fistful of fifties.  


8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 10:59 AM

What's annoying and sad is that both sides will now blame the other saying they are going too far without looking in the mirror. 

In a few days we will forget about this and move on. 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:24 AM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

What's annoying and sad is that both sides will now blame the other saying they are going too far without looking in the mirror. 

In a few days we will forget about this and move on. 

The very thing that makes me hate politics. Most of us who have kids don't accept the "they did it too/first/worse" argument, but we repair to our little red and blue tribes, and judge our actions based on exactly that. Hell, not only will we not admit that some of our "side" behave as badly as the other "side", some of us insist on pretending that the worst of our group doesn't exist (yes, Virginia, there IS a fucking Alt-Left, of course there is).

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:25 AM

I am leaning toward a leftist group is doing this so they can blame the right.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:29 AM

Sadly, I would not be at all surprised.  Hopefully we can get to the truth.

 

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:35 AM
posted by Spock

I am leaning toward a leftist group is doing this so they can blame the right.

Shocker you would think that. 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:40 AM

More likely not a group at all. A few sick fucks copying other sick fucks.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:42 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

More likely not a group at all. A few sick fucks copying other sick fucks.

It doesn't matter honestly. Whoever it was will be painted by both sides to fit their own agenda. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:47 AM

I was going to make an "in b4 the site R-tards say the left did it so they can blame the right for being violent" post, but said R-tards already have gone there because it's easier for their little brains to conceive of a world where one side is the root of all evils and the other side is nothing but victimized saints only trying to make the country a better place than to live in reality. Our country's discourse is being dominated by idiots on both sides more concerned with playing "team" politics than recognizing that the elites on both sides are rich fuckers taking money from richer fuckers to primarily act in their best interests while fucking over all the people screaming about how their "team" is the best.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 12:09 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

It doesn't matter honestly. Whoever it was will be painted by both sides to fit their own agenda. 

Agreed. Our political climate is truly depressing, which is why I try to ignore it as much as possible.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:00 PM

When in doubt, just blame Trump's rhetoric. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:04 PM

Our discourse is like focusing on the exploits of the Westboro Baptist Church, using it as if it were a proxy for a huge swath of the population - 99% of us don't give a shit about the 1% of views expressed on cable news other partisan sources.  I sometimes feel like the joke is on us.  It's like Nascar news stations are playing all day long on every channel - some arguing for left turn only, others pushing for right hand turn only.  In there are a few rednecks who throw molotov cocktails at the trailers the opposing rednecks occupy.  But none of us never seems to say, "Hey, wait a minute, I don't give a shit about Nascar.  Turn that shit off."

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:30 PM
posted by iclfan2

When in doubt, just blame Trump's rhetoric. 

Well, he ain't helping. 

That said, it is not just him. It is a lot of folks on the far ends. Trump is just the easiest to blame as he is the highest profile leader. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:37 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Well, he ain't helping. 

That said, it is not just him. It is a lot of folks on the far ends. Trump is just the easiest to blame as he is the highest profile leader. 

It was tongue in cheek. "Journalists" tried blaming the whole saudi killing the guy dude on Trump's anti media bias. It's laughable at who ends up being blamed for this sort of thing. Trump isn't telling anyone to kill anyone. People are responsible for their own shitty decisions.

And the far ends? Hillary just told people a week ago to not be civil to the other side. There is a lot of rhetoric all over the place. Let's not forget about Ricin being in the mail less than 2 weeks ago. 

I imagine it should be pretty easy to find this person. Interesting that they put Shulz name and address as the return address.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:45 PM
posted by justincredible

Agreed. Our political climate is truly depressing, which is why I try to ignore it as much as possible.

Which is hard as fuck if you're online for any amount of time. On FB and here, R-tards are pretty noticeable, while Twitter is loaded with a bunch of libtards -- at least on my feeds for the two social media sites. So it becomes this situation where you either endure the stupidity or shut yourself off from the public completely.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:45 PM
posted by justincredible

Agreed. Our political climate is truly depressing, which is why I try to ignore it as much as possible.

Which is hard as fuck if you're online for any amount of time. On FB and here, R-tards are pretty noticeable, while Twitter is loaded with a bunch of libtards -- at least on my feeds for the two social media sites. So it becomes this situation where you either endure the stupidity or shut yourself off from the public completely.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 1:47 PM
posted by Heretic

Which is hard as fuck if you're online for any amount of time. On FB and here, R-tards are pretty noticeable, while Twitter is loaded with a bunch of libtards -- at least on my feeds for the two social media sites. So it becomes this situation where you either endure the stupidity or shut yourself off from the public completely.

One of the main reason I dropped facebook.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 2:18 PM

Try living in DC...

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 2:24 PM
posted by like_that

Try living in DC...

Dunno how you do it

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 2:37 PM
posted by like_that

Try living in DC...

That's why I keep moving away from DC...

DC-->Silver Spring--->Rockville---->Frederick, MD

Still, the DC area suuuuucks 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 198 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 2:39 PM
posted by like_that

Try living in DC...

No. Friggin'. Way.

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