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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 8, 2016, 21:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Project Veritas debunked huh - are you referring to the repeated Snopes article? Regardless of what I think or you think of it, heads rolled and people were fired, and the DNC rapidly distanced themselves from the perps that worked for them. Whoops I guess that means questionable judgement for my "sources"? Seeing as I'm the one of the few that offers things to read or watch, while you offer what exactly? It is free after all and I like to read and pursue all information rather than read 5 sentences of a soundbite from CNN, Fox, or MSNBC.

That Veritas video was typical O'Keefe bullshit. They released another one today that supposedly shows "a Project Veritas journalist is offered Huma Abedin's ballot while dressed in full burka". But that's also complete bullshit. She lied about her name, and they couldn't find her on the rolls for that precinct, so they gave her a paper provisional ballot, as they're required to do. That ballot won't be counted unless it can be verified as a valid ballot.

So yeah, people may get fired over these videos for appearances' sake, but that doesn't make them anything more than the same heavily edited bullshit that O'Keefe always creates.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Now here's where the hypocrisy stand out. There have been past incidents of other people, usually military individuals fined and jailed for handling classified information (and storing it), but pleaded they had no intention of mishandling it. Of course, other people like Chelsea Manning went to prison for blowing the whistle and letting the world see how the U.S. government tried to cover up a crime. No one else went to prison. What is anyone to make of this? That if one person does it - it might be ok, and in another even if similar, they get fined and maybe put on probation?
Yep, welcome to our bullshit legal system. This is hardly the only time these things happen. Look at the difference in sentencing between whites and blacks for the same crimes.

It's also due to the massive over-classification that the government engages in, where the default is to classify damned near everything. I don't think there was any real chance of seriously compromising information being leaked from her emails. I'm sure if we audited the email accounts of Congress, we'd find a crapton of classified info. The classification system needs to be fixed, and people should not be going to prison for inadvertent spillage of classified info into unclass networks.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
And you know what, fuck her E-Mails. I could give a fuck anyways. What matters to me more is that she is a War-hawk in the vein of George Bush and Dick Cheney and proud of it. That is my single most important concern regarding her.

This I can understand, but I hardly think Trump is going to be better in this area. He's so easily influenced by those around him that it's comical. Many people that have worked with him say that he just ends up agreeing with whomever he talked to last. He surrounds himself with people who are basically terrible human beings. As much as I'm wary of Clinton, I am terrified of what Trump would do.

Finally, he's just dumb. Listening to him speak is painful. He can't speak with any depth on practically any subject of importance. He gets a couple talking points out and then just repeats himself and changes the subject. The press has never pushed him hard on this. That exchange between him and Rubio on selling health care across state lines was a great example of how he really knows nothing about the issues, and doesn't have the first clue what his talking points actually mean.
 
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11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 8, 2016, 01:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 21:42:
descender wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 21:08:
Firstly, you can take that Project Veritas stuff and shove it. They have been repeatedly debunked and exposed as having faked their releases. That you would even mention it really shows questionable judgment in your sources of information.

Do you not understand that saying things like "take political bribes for the Clinton Foundation" is just "repeating the lie"? There is no proof of this. This is pure speculation. If there was ANY proof of this they would both be in jail.

My head is not buried in any sand. I'm just not naively offended something someone might have said once in a private conversation. If we released all of your email to the public, would you not be embarrassed by a single statement in it? To hold anyone to that standard is absurd and wrong.

You've seen hundreds of thousands of private conversations of hers and this gossipy nonsense is the best anyone can come up with. It's weak and desperate. She is going to be elected tomorrow. There is no smoking gun coming. Everything about her that could possibly be dug up has been, and it has been found lacking.

Being willing to believe all of the stories about Hillary with no convictions, but turning a blind eye to the biggest enemy this country has ever faced is ridiculous. There is a reason to blame Russia for things, they do them.

Dude, that guy listens to Alex Jones unironically, thinking he's the only one aware of what's "really" going on.

Man, I just gotta get through tomorrow and then hopefully not wake up Wednesday morning to the fucking Trumpocalypse.

I can deal with the kind of corruption we get from the basic establishment. I mean we've been dealing with that forever. Would be nice to make progress in fixing it, but that's going to require fixing our election system. I'm not sure how to get enough people behind that idea.

What I can't deal with is a manbaby who's so ignorant, immature, and lacking in self control that his campaign has to take away his Twitter access, getting his hands on the most powerful military on the planet.

That's just terrifying.

I actually watched the first two Veritas videos, just to see what was there. It was so heavily edited that there was no real context to any of it. Wake me if they ever release the unedited version. Of course they won't, because just like the rest of the O'Keefe videos, this one will turn out to be bullshit too.
 
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12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 18, 2016, 19:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 17:35:
Are there any games at all that you play or do is your involvement in this hobby finding reasons to boycott things? Cause if you think that there aren't right-wingers in just about any and all game developers, you're probably in for a shock.

There may be, but Wardell invites boycotts, since it was his stupid boycott of UPS that introduced a lot of gamers to his particular brand of nuttery. UPS had stopped advertising on Fox News because they didn't want their brand associated with Glenn Beck's nuttery.
 
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4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 18, 2016, 00:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I think we need a dozen or so Congressional investigations into the matter. Just to be sure...  
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2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 16, 2016, 00:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Grokk wrote on Oct 15, 2016, 21:36:
I don't play the game, I just wanted to comment on Blizzards need to constantly "balance" every little thing, and how they tend to screw everything else just to fix a small balance issue.

It's an e-sport game. Of course they're going to try to balance it. Games like this will never have perfect balance. The constant changes keep the meta from getting too stale though.
 
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3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 15, 2016, 13:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 21:44:
"I didn't fleece it, so you have to get your F****** facts straight. I'm big on personal responsibility. I lost $50 million bucks and your dumb ass state came to me so don't get on me about that. I didn't ask them for anything," Schilling responded. "The idiots you elected are the ones that got you screwed. Not me... I was already $50 million in and they came and offered me $75 million and then two weeks before we moved they changed the deal to $49 million. That's where we got screwed. "
-Curt Schilling - Trump supporter

Yep, real winner, that Curt.
 
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14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 9, 2016, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 11:35:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 00:19:
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 19:02:
In Soviet Union cars log you!


This is probably the worst attempt at using the "In Soviet Russia" meme that I have ever seen.

Well that's just because your an asshole with no sense of humour.

It was actually quite terrible! You rolled a 1 on that.
 
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189. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 27, 2016, 01:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slick wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 00:45:
I thought that Clinton did a great job personally, I was honestly surprised.

All I call back to is her speech at the DNC, which was awful, and so shrill, motherfucking Shrillary amirite?

But tonight she was poised, she was attentive, prepared, composed, and not shrill at all. Just the tone of her voice sounded like she was channeling that calm swagger that Obama has. I've been waiting for her to learn that lesson.

OMG and Trump talking about "the cyber" I almost died. Apparently he doesn't own a computer, or know anything about them, he has a smartphone which he tweets from, and that's about it.

That's ok, he'll put his 10 year old in charge of the cyber. It'll be tremendous. Believe me!

I did like one thing the moderator said. After Trump said he'd release his taxes after Hillary releases her deleted emails, the mod said, "So releasing your taxes is negotiable?"

I want to see more news agencies start nailing him on his bullshit tax claims. Where is his audit letter to prove he's even being audited? So much of his claims about his own success as a businessman, which is his primary argument for why he should be president, are not verifiable without access to his taxes. The press needs to get seriously educated about his "financial disclosure" stuff and what it does and does not show and start a full court press on him on that subject and not let up until he releases them.
 
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186. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 22:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wow... Lester totally let him get away with that bullshit answer about why he kept up the birther claims for years after the birth certificate was produced.

Hillary isn't being terribly effective at countering it either.

And holy shit... is he actually attacking her for attacks on a political opponent and then being cool with them after? Him?!
 
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181. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 21:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yawn. Still won't release his taxes. The reason he gets audited every year is because of all of the bullshit illegal stuff he does with his foundation I would think.

Oh boy, here we go... she said he's not as rich as he says he is...
 
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180. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 21:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Trump hasn't said anything with any substance about any policies of his so far I don't think.

I kinda wish Hillary would stop smiling so much, but I can't really blame her either, as everything he says is making me laugh at the absurdity.

Edit: Who exactly is he saying is leaving the country?
 
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173. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 20:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
Slick and the Infinitely Prolonged can use free speech as a defense, but what's the virtue in going after Oculus? You can argue he's a public face, but I think the thing about "public faces" is that basically anyone can become a public face once the Internet bites down. Yesterday it was Mozilla's CEO. Today's it's a cofounder with extremely vague responsibilities. A few months ago it was some PR employee at Nintendo. Anyone can come under the Internet's scrutiny, which makes them all public faces.

You say "anyone" can become a public face for a company, but then go on to give examples of CEOs and Public Relations people who are pretty much always public faces. I don't think you're making a point there. If it was some random Walmart employee giving money to a group like this, do you think people would boycott Walmart? Pretty sure it wouldn't be a thing.

Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
And anyway, that whole argument is kind of saying that you'll use the power of the mob responsibly, only when it's really warranted.
You haven't explained what makes it a mob rather than just a bunch of people who don't like what the guy did and don't want to support him by supporting his company. Where exactly is the line between free speech and mob?

Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
Free speech means you have the right to act this way, but it doesn't explain why. The underlying question is, what's good about basing your opinion of a company or its products on the things its employees do? Liberals recognize that as a lousy way to judge a religion or a country, isn't this a similar issue?
I think this has already been explained. Why would I want to support the company that enriches him and enables him to give money to these racist groups? There aren't a lot of dots to connect here.

 
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170. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 19:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:24:
Slick wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:19:
As if he's just a lowly programmer working in the bowels of a machine that isn't HIS COMPANY. Give me a break, you can't be that ignorant.

If Ronald McDonald started farting in every 3rd quarter-pounder, then I'd probably not eat at McDonalds. That's my right, my freedom.

It's Facebook's company, but he is a public face of it. If Ronald McDonald starting farting in burgers then his actions would directly affect you as a customer, that's not comparable.

Well, they aren't boycotting all of Facebook apparently (how else would they organize their boycott?!) They're just boycotting the part that Palmer is associated with.
 
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163. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 17:12:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:48:
Sure, it's his right to support whomever he wants, verbally or financially.

Now explain to us why all the people who don't like him supporting a racist group and candidate don't have a right to choose not to support his company, and by extension, Palmer himself, either verbally or financially.

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If you, as an individual, don't want to buy the Rift because of Luckey, that's your right. But thanks to the Internet it's not hard to turn that into a mob demanding that Luckey be removed or else they'll drag Oculus' name into the mud. "Oh well, it's one employee and he can do what he wants with his money, even if hypothetically everyone else at Facebook and Oculus donates way more money to Hillary" is apparently not an option.

What you call a mob is merely a bunch of individuals deciding that they agree that he did something shitty and "dragging Oculus' name into the mud" is simply them exercising their free speech that they don't want to support the company that pays this guy who gives that money to a racist group.

Free speech doesn't mean freedom from any consequences. Especially when those consequences are just others exercising their own right to free speech.
 
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157. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 16:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:33:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:21:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:14:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.

Why would you not care about how racist Trump is? That's the whole point here. He's trying to use his money to raise the money of those much less fortunate than him in order to support a candidate who pushes policies that are counter the interests of a significant chunk of his company's audience.

Not Trump; I'm talking about the PAC, and Luckey. I'm not convinced they're actually Trump supporters, and apparently neither were the Trump supporters on Reddit. I kind of think it was some scam for lulz.

And again, from the point of view of principle, it's Luckey's right to support whoever he wants and do what he wants with his money, within the legal strictures regarding PACs and superPACs. From a pragmatic point of view, do you really think money withheld from Oculus and Facebook would have gone to Clinton or to Trump?

Sure, it's his right to support whomever he wants, verbally or financially.

Now explain to us why all the people who don't like him supporting a racist group and candidate don't have a right to choose not to support his company, and by extension, Palmer himself, either verbally or financially.
 
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Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"
 
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147. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 25, 2016, 20:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 18:58:
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 18:10:
Quboid wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 18:02:
I think Clinton's tactic will be to get under Trump's skin. Bring up him failing to get Jeb Bush to let him build a casino in Florida, let him deny it again, then quote his disposition and nail him on a clear lie. If he doesn't deny it, hammer home his failure until his loses his temper. He's not good at taking criticism from women.

If she can actually nail him on a single lie, it will be a success. I'm doubtful of the success rate of this enterprise however, if the moderator won't jump in to fact check anything, as someone already mentioned on the last page, it will simply be "he said, she said", Hillary will get flustered, Trump supporters will see that as a win, end of story.

You'd think of all places to be nailed to one of his outrageous lies, it would be at the debate, but I'm telling you that guy's like liquid, he's the un-nailable.

Is it weird that I'm more nervous and anxious about tomorrow then when I actually go on stage? (still get stage fright everytime)

Like nailing orange jello to a wall.

Quoting his sworn disposition would be the slam dunk, but it would need him to first make undeniably clear that he absolutely did not try and fail to get Bush to let him build a casino. She can't bring up him denying it in a Primary debate, he needs to deny it right there.

Three hours of arguing with nowhere to hide should be awful for Trump. I'm wary of using conventional logic because that told me he'd be gone early in the primaries but he can't take criticism, he can't talk to women he can't control, he can't stick to a script. None of that will matter to the 110%'ers but hopefully anyone else will see that this is not the time to protest vote against the establishment, be it for Trump or an actually non-establishment third party.

First, since it's bugging me, it's deposition rather than disposition. Second, I completely agree that she needs to get him to say it there in the debate. I think the best way to do that is to slip his failure there in as a response to something completely unrelated. Hopefully his knee-jerk reflex to lie when challenged will kick in and he'll play right into it.

But I also agree with Slick that the guy is going to be really really hard to nail on this stuff. He's spent his whole life as a fast-talking huckster who isn't afraid to pile twelve more lies on top of the first if that's what it takes to muddy things up enough that everyone forgets what the question was or what the point of Hillary's comments are.
 
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Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:35:
We should have a live discussion on this tomorrow during the debates. If there's not a hot new thread, then I say we all just meet up in this thread. We seem to have a fairly diverse group here... from the "Trump is the worst" people to the "Trump is Hitler people".

I'd like to read your opinions in real-time on the debate, as I'm going to need to be liquored up real saucey to make it through, and I want people to yell at the screen with.

I just have no idea what's going to happen. Hillary needs to throw a smackdown, but boxing Trump is like boxing liquid. There won't be any "fact checking" as there hardly ever is, so Trump will probably spew his mouth and Hillary will look like a dolt going: "but that's wrong!", and everyone will eyeroll...

Or Hillary will think she's walking into an engagement like that, and then Trump will get all regal and be the calm one. That's the troll tactic I think we might see from Trump. Have Hillary worked up into a frenzy after Trump moves his mouth (lies) a bunch, and then when she's frothed into a nice lather, then take the air out of the room and look confused as to why she's so upset? I think we might see a presidential "You Mad?" Tomorrow, oooh man, I can't wait.

Yeah, those are pretty much the scenarios that I'm concerned about. I'm sure Roger Ailes has been prepping Donald to deliver zingers against her. I picture him popping out at random, like Cato in the Pink Panther, just to throw a Hillary line at him and force Trump to hit him with a zinger in response.

That's what Trump's supporters want to see. That's the only reason they'll even watch. It's certainly not to find out about his policy positions Laugh
 
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Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
But instead, we get them supporting a narcissistic imbecile with a child-like temperament, who happens to also be a pathological liar. And no, most are not doing it because they want to burn it down. These people really believe the bullshit that comes out of his mouth.

That could describe either candidate at this point.

No, it really doesn't. Clinton has plenty of flaws, but she's not at all like Trump.


Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
You dismiss people out of hand but forget that sort of casual dismissal is what allowed Trump to get this far. He has tapped into something here and its not just 'stupid people'. I do not dare ignore it when you look at his approval ratings shooting up in battleground states with well educated voters.
I'm not dismissing anyone out of hand. I'm basing this on spending that past year listening to him and reading up on his past. There's nothing dismissive about it. I'm saying the guy isn't remotely qualified for the job because he is actually not intelligent, and not willing to put in the work to learn about the issues facing the country.

He's got a knack for selling himself through bluster and lies. He never would have pulled it off without his dad's money and connections etiher. He's the slacker in school that manages to bullshit his way through classes and gets solid Ds. If he hadn't been born rich, he probably would have ended up in prison long ago.

He cheats people out of the money he owes them. He runs scams like Trump University. You've already seen how many complete lies he's told just in this past week. He's a con man. Plain and simple. Sad that half the country is falling for it.

I don't really know how to respond to people who truly would prefer to see the country burn than elect Clinton. I think those people have seriously misdirected their outrage-fueled efforts and I just hope they don't get their wish.

Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
The country burn? No, probably just the state of affairs in Washington is what they're wishing to burn. It doesn't really matter though, even if elected Trump's caustic dealings will render him a lame duck in office, unable to accomplish anything.

Thinking this will only affect Washington is just delusional. He can accomplish quite a lot just via executive orders. I believe both parties have spent the better part of the last 2 decades pointing that out. That assumes the Republicans don't end up running Congress too. That could give him even more power.

Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
People scared about him ending the world are just being overly dramatic, Washington has tamed much fiercer men and the President is constrained in numerous ways from doing whatever he wants. The wasted time with Trump is what worries me more but I would almost welcome it as it would essentially destroy the Republican party which is a god damn mess. We could even get three viable parties out of it.

The election system isn't set up in a way that can sustain three parties for more than a short time. There will always be a 2-party equilibrium until we change our stupid first-past-the-post system to something that actually makes sense. We should fix our terrible redistricting and primary systems as well, while we're at it. Those are the things that are playing a big role in the polarization we've got now.

Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
Clinton promises more of the same which in a way is almost worse. She stands for nothing that she won't change her mind on whenever convenient and is so openly in the pocket of corporate interests that its amazing people still consider her a Democrat.

Lol! Trump contradicts himself almost daily! People drag up stuff on Clinton that she said decades ago and call it a flip flop. I can deal with people changing their minds over the years. The entire country has done that on various issues. I don't believe her on some issues, like the TPP, but you're blowing it way out of proportion and giving Trump a complete pass on not knowing what the hell he's going to do, and forgetting what he's already said he'll do.

Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 01:00:
Fucking depressing election. Alas poor Bernie. The candidate we deserved but will never get.
Given the number of supporters Trump has, I'm not so sure we deserve better. That's what's depressing.
 
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Redmask wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 00:09:
Saboth wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 16:59:
It's like saying you are really tired of boring old water, so you are going with raw sewage.

No, it's like saying you've got a choice between sewage and sewage. Clinton is a fucking train wreck with approvals nearing Trump and no one cares about her bonafides because they don't trust her. You vastly underestimate just how tired people are of Washington and the status quo. They would rather burn it all to the ground with Trump than see Clinton elected. We're staring into the darkness here and we deserve it. Clinton and Trump never should've made it this far.

Damn you for giving in Bernie.

I don't really know how to respond to people who truly would prefer to see the country burn than elect Clinton. I think those people have seriously misdirected their outrage-fueled efforts and I just hope they don't get their wish.

What if, instead of fueling this insane support of Trump, they turned all that energy toward rallies and protests demanding reform of the voting system, including the primaries? What if they demanded campaign finance reform too? I guarantee there are a lot on the left that want those same things, especially after seeing what happened to Bernie.

But instead, we get them supporting a narcissistic imbecile with a child-like temperament, who happens to also be a pathological liar. And no, most are not doing it because they want to burn it down. These people really believe the bullshit that comes out of his mouth.
 
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