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Marc DuQuesne

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  1. I thought I had my anger issues under control and could come back here without it getting the best of me. I was wrong, I'm starting to get those old familiar feelings. I wasn't built for the internet. I'm going to hang it up before I become one of the people looking forward to a civil war (again). Enjoy the echo chamber.
  2. I've actually changed quite a few Trump voters minds. Just not enough and not soon enough. Still trying. How many have you all convinced by labeling and disqualifying?
  3. Your opinion means jack to me. You know nothing about me other than your false assumptions. I'm just the Trump voting, climate denying bible thumper right? Doesn't matter if not one of those things is true. Doesn't matter if I've done thrice as much to fight climate change as you. I'm just the uncaring conservative.
  4. Don't be dumb. I was talking about the prospect of violence in the form of a civil war or a near analog. Much better for everyone if the Mongols stay on the steppe and leave the mayhem to the ineffectual idiots. Also, not putting your big nose where it doesn't belong (politically) is called federalism. It's what allows people with dramatically different opinions and beliefs to live in the same country WITHOUT a civil war. You do Michigan.
  5. I'm actually a bit more optimistic than I was a few months ago. Mostly because things are going pretty well with coronavirus here in Idaho. The economy is strong, unemployment has ticked up slightly but it's still only 4.2%. The state has a $400 million budget surplus. The death rate is relatively low. We're too busy for a civil war. There is a decent chance we can eat popcorn and watch the mobs eat their parents from afar.
  6. This started long before 2016. Trump is the symptom, not the disease. Fozzie put the bullseye right around my fear. A common theme in history is that at a certain point people stop driving events and get caught up in the avalanche. The French revolution started with some fiscal reforms, then the dominoes started falling, then the heads started falling, then the countries started falling. It only takes one Gavrilo Princip, and we have a wannabe on every corner.
  7. None of those examples come close to the horror a civil war would entail in the modern US. If you live in a big city like NY or LA you have a better than even chance of watching your children die of starvation/dehydration/dysentery/exposure. The enemy won't even bother shooting you, they'll just turn off the lights and shit in your water.
  8. Trump should nominate Merrick Garland.
  9. Always has been. The Confederacy, KKK, Jim Crow, the vast majority of the opposition to the Civil Rights Act. All Democrats.
  10. What's wrong? Did I mess up the acoustics in here? ECHO . . . . echo
  11. Straight shooter doesn't mean effective communicator, just that he spits out whatever stupid thing enters his mind. We used to have people who were paid to "mince" through the words for us, then accurately and fairly translate them for the masses. We called them journalists.
  12. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-charlottesville-transcript-20170815-story.html%3f_amp=true "And you had people, and Im not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats."
  13. It has gotten worse since Trump. Mostly because of the BS narratives like the "Trump called white supremacists fine people" one you referenced. Democrats and the partisan propagandists posing as press have been stoking the fire for power.
  14. That's one of those jokes I don't get right? Please tell me it's a joke.
  15. "Grab them by the *****" might have taken Trump out during the primaries, but NBC wasn't interested in helping Republican voters vet their candidate. They were sitting on it until it would have the maximum impact on the general election. It wouldn't have come out as early as it did if they hadn't been scooped. Don't call them the enemy of the people though, no matter how they walk and quack.
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