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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
177. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 09:15 BobBob
 
When you get tired of being oppressed by the new regime ruled by Herr Trump, and his brown shirts rampaging through the streets, and public schools and daily life threatened by gangs of racists and ultra right wing reactionaries that have crawled out of hiding -- emboldened, empowered, and validated by the new angry and hateful administration - let me know when you seek sanctuary. We will welcome you in our refuge of freedom, tolerance, and diversity, known as California.

What truly scares me the #%%# out of me is that I might not be joking.

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40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 21:53 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 21:33:
A BEEEEELION!! 'Grats Blue!

No like or thumbs up feature here, so quoting Creston to share the same sentiment. Thumbsup
 
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157. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 10, 2016, 17:39 BobBob
 
JoeCool wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:37:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 21:49:
DangerDog wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 21:20:
Move to Colorado, they just voted in assisted suicide.

Fortunately, as a Trump supporter, you don't need the government's permission: alcohol poisoning and opioid overdoses will see things through for you on their own. Rising death rates due to suicide and drug overdose among middle-aged whites can't increase fast enough.

This is why you lefist morons lost. You're not real americans, you don't represent real america and real american whitelashed against your pathetic world view.

You mean all those votes were cast by Native Americans?
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 17:05 BobBob
 
Oh hell, yah!!!

I love my state!
 
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154. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 16:19 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 13:59:
Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 11:14:
Trump's 100 day plan, from the man himself:

If he can accomplish just the lobbying reform alone it would be an incredible achievement.

His environmental derailment efforts are of course a disaster but that's a whole other ball of wax.

There's a lot of good there, and there's a lot of scary stuff. I appreciate how he's going after sacred cows.

GOOD:
1. The lobby reform is long, long overdue. Jesus fuck is it overdue. I'll bet the SCOTUS overturns it though. "Money = free speech" case is still on the books.

2. I've been in favor of congressional term limits forever. LOL @ McConnell, who is not in favor.

3. If he can change defense spending to stop projects from having parts built in 40 states, I'd support that.

4. Rebuilding our infrastructure is sorely needed.

BAD:
1. He's expanding the war on drugs. It has already failed, let's try something new.

2. Reducing regulations simply "because there are too many" is bad. Each regulation should be changed or eliminated based on analysis. We saw what happened after Glass-Steagall was repealed.

3. The environmental changes, pro fossil fuel stance, and withdrawing from climate change agreements.

4. The wall. LOL.

WAIT AND SEE:
1. Withdrawing from NAFTA and TPP. NAFTA has pretty much been a wash, and trade btw Canada, Mexico, and the USA has increased a 3x since it's introduction. Jobs have been both lost and created as a result. The rust belt was already rusting before it was passed. I oppose the TPP, but if it turned out like NAFTA, it wouldn't have had much of an effect either way.

2. Going after countries for currency manipulation. On the one hand, long overdue. On the other hand, a trade war could really hurt us.

3. I hope that by reducing government employees, they're not planning on replacing them with private contractors.

4. Rebuilding the military. We already have the largest most powerful military in the world. I'm hoping he means to change weapons procurement methodologies so we don't end up with over-expensive, troubled weapons systems like the F-35 or Zumwalt.

5. Tax reform. Depends on how he does it, but if he wants to rebuild both the nation's infrastructure and the military, how will he pay for it?

You missed the fine print.

Everything proposed is subject to change on a whim. The Supreme Ruler reserves the right to make spontaneous decisions, and to enact revenge upon anyone who he feels insults him or disagrees with his policies.

 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 13:22 BobBob
 
Worth a try?


 
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141. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 12:30 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 12:22:
BobBob wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 12:07:
I'm quite scared for our future. Jingoism, sexism, science ignorance, and bigotry will not only be prevalent in this upcoming administration, but it will validate such behavior nationwide by its fanatical constituents.

Executive leadership often sets a culture tone in law, education. and attitude.

Many news outlets are trying to down play it to keep the peace and to prevent widespread panic, but history has shown that often the situation is much worse than is either predicted or what people are willing to imagine.

I truly hope our California government can protect us.

i think we're only mildly fucked. If you thought Congress stonewalled President Obama, just wait and see what happens with President Fuckstick Von Clownstein.

PS
Congress refusal to approve the SCOTUS nomination was a national disgrace.

Very different scenario. This time, he will be one of their own, Let's not underestimate the ability of an extremist to manipulate sycophants against each in order to obtain an uncontested outcome. See history. ...
 
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139. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 12:07 BobBob
 
I'm quite scared for our future. Jingoism, sexism, science ignorance, and bigotry will not only be prevalent in this upcoming administration, but it will validate such behavior nationwide by its fanatical constituents.

Executive leadership often sets a culture tone in law, education. and attitude.

Many news outlets are trying to down play it to keep the peace and to prevent widespread panic, but history has shown that often the situation is much worse than is either predicted or what people are willing to imagine.

I truly hope our California government can protect us.

 
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137. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 10:57 BobBob
 
History repeats: California Today: With Trump’s Rise, a Return to the ‘Rebel State

Finding yourself disenchanted with your state's 'red' election status? There is hope for you. Cool
 
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131. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 09:29 BobBob
 
Take a very deep breath and hold it for 4 years.  
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 15:04 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 14:39:
BobBob wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 14:32:
I hope he does one thing, that's sort of expected of his campaign, and that's fight crime. It's surging and spreading in waves and it's getting to the point where places that used to feel safe are full of gangs, graffiti, shootings, and thugs. I'm not asking for a totalitarian regime or some kind of police state, but I'm tired of losing the freedom to walk the streets. I actually thought if Hillary won she'd push for better law enforcement as well, as Bill did.

Freedom to be safe and walk the streets should be considered a 'right'.
National crime stats are at decades-low rates, three times lower than just 20 years ago. If there's a surge in your area, it's local, and you can probably bug your local rep to do something about it.


Prop 47 and early release ... that's affecting all of California.

La Times

SF Chronicle

Fact Check

Also, do I have to mention Boston, San Bernardino, Orlando, and others?


 
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42. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 14:35 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 14:33:
So far I've made $94 on my mutual fund investments. So there's that. That's about as far as I go. Yay for neutrality!

If you're smart and you can, buy as much as you can afford when they drop. They will rebound, as always.
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 14:32 BobBob
 
I hope he does one thing, that's sort of expected of his campaign, and that's fight crime. It's surging and spreading in waves and it's getting to the point where places that used to feel safe are full of gangs, graffiti, shootings, and thugs. I'm not asking for a totalitarian regime or some kind of police state, but I'm tired of losing the freedom to walk the streets. I actually thought if Hillary won she'd push for better law enforcement as well, as Bill did.

Freedom to be safe and walk the streets should be considered a 'right'.

I don't think he can bring jobs back... corporations don't give out jobs as a charity, they are greedy. Besides, automation like AI, robots, and autonomous vehicles .. that's going to destroy jobs more than anything else and no candidate has ever addressed that problem.
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 14:01 BobBob
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 13:50:
nin wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 11:28:
Feels like a funeral today.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js




Found a good video that summarizes the result for many.
 
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123. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 13:46 BobBob
 
Edit. Wrong place.

This comment was edited on Nov 9, 2016, 14:05.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 11:32 BobBob
 
Buying lots of popcorn. The entertainment just got started.  
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118. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 11:23 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 10:37:
BobBob wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 10:29:
Well, if that's the case, you're only hope is to get a boat and live in the open sea. Because you're saying that democracy never works. Or do you offer a solution?

Yeah, and it's not that difficult a solution either. Stop with the ridiculous cash contributions for policy. Everyone's railing about the Supreme Court going republican, but it was the democratically led SCOTUS that did the utterly insane "Corporations can now bribe politicians directly" interpretation.

Stop lobbying. Stop bribes. Stop letting Comcast just give a senator 30K in "campaign contributions", and suddenly that Senator is voting that Comcast should be allowed to raise their fees by 17000 dollars a month, and now comcast subscriptions are mandatory for everyone living in their service area.

I mean, they're not even TRYING to hide it anymore.

There used to be a time when this shit was illegal, but not anymore. As long as this goes on, the entire concept of democracy is null and void. Maybe we can call it "Democracy for the Rich."



California Prop 59 - Passed
 
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108. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 10:29 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 10:21:
BobBob wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 10:18:
It's proof that we are not ruled by an oligarchy. We can dislike, fear, and even dread the results but we must admit, our democracy works.

It is / does it? We can still elect a weirdo as president, but the next four years will pretty much guaranteed go against the wishes of 90+% of the population, and be entirely dictated by the will of those with millions/billions to spend in lobbying fees bribes.

I'm fairly sure that's considered an oligarchy...



Well, if that's the case, you're only hope is to get a boat and live in the open sea. Because you're saying that democracy never works. Or do you offer a solution?
 
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105. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 10:18 BobBob
 
Many of us voted for Hillary and Trump won. But let's stand back in awe and respect of the US Constitution. It has proven it truly works. Democracy lives. No matter how much media bias, elitism, campaign money, intellectualism, and faulty polling is tossed around, a silent majority has won an election. It's proof that we are not ruled by an oligarchy. We can dislike, fear, and even dread the results but we must admit, our democracy works. The next election needs to be about all of the people, including the silent ones.
 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2016, 17:02 BobBob
 
Predictions?

Presidential winner? Number of electoral votes? Results contested or accepted?

Propositions passed? Propositions failed?

Example:

Death penalty - kept or abolished?
Marijuana - legalized or not?
Single use plastic bags - banned or allowed?


 
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