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11-17-2016, 12:26 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-17-2016, 02:28 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #101
RE: PLEASE NOTE
I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-17-2016, 11:31 AM,
Post: #102
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 12:20 AM)Gippy Wrote: The difference being that this year they're based on what the candidate actually did and said, not based on rumor, speculation, and the unfounded fears of the electorate. Trump has given us every reason to fear him.

That's still mostly the same.
11-17-2016, 11:33 AM,
Post: #103
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.
11-17-2016, 11:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-17-2016, 11:36 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #104
RE: PLEASE NOTE
Not the same.

Needless divisive joke time: I can't wait till all those dipshits who thought they were gonna lose their guns really do lose their healthcare and food stamps.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-17-2016, 12:30 PM,
Post: #105
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 11:33 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.

What nice white privilege you have.
11-17-2016, 10:19 PM,
Post: #106
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 12:30 PM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 11:33 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.

What nice white privilege you have.

I'm sure that's intended as a sick burn, but perhaps you can help me understand what you mean.  Am I supposed to live each day lamenting how I was born?  Or should I wrestle with daily guilt as I drive to work?  Or is it something else?

Also, just curious: do you suppose that the message of "white privilege" is somewhat diluted when it comes from a well-to-do white woman living in the most expensive city in the country?

Finally, when folks criticized President Obama for not pledging allegiance to the flag, was that his white privilege, or the complainers'?

Any clarity you can provide is appreciated.
11-17-2016, 10:32 PM,
Post: #107
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 11:35 AM)Gippy Wrote: Not the same.

Needless divisive joke time: I can't wait till all those dipshits who thought they were gonna lose their guns really do lose their healthcare and food stamps.

Yeah, nothing's the same when you're passionate about something.

And why is it that all those dipshits continually vote against hand-outs?  That's always puzzled me, too.  Some would argue that all of them are so blinded by racism, they think they're sticking it to the minorities, but I just can't imagine that holds up to scrutiny.
11-17-2016, 11:43 PM,
Post: #108
RE: PLEASE NOTE
I see what you did there.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-18-2016, 02:09 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2016, 04:40 AM by PuddleMonkey.)
Post: #109
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-17-2016, 10:19 PM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:30 PM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 11:33 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.

What nice white privilege you have.

I'm sure that's intended as a sick burn, but perhaps you can help me understand what you mean.  Am I supposed to live each day lamenting how I was born?  Or should I wrestle with daily guilt as I drive to work?  Or is it something else?

Also, just curious: do you suppose that the message of "white privilege" is somewhat diluted when it comes from a well-to-do white woman living in the most expensive city in the country?

Finally, when folks criticized President Obama for not pledging allegiance to the flag, was that his white privilege, or the complainers'?

Any clarity you can provide is appreciated.

No, I didn't mean it as a sick burn. Am I being pointed? Of course. No more than you are. But I do hope my comment will prompt you to consider that suggesting people who are scared of Trump (and everything that comes with him/his presidency) are just being "emo" is really dismissive and insulting. As the saying goes, privilege is when you don't consider something a problem because it's not a problem to you personally. Those who are protesting, who are demanding action from Congress, who are donating their time and dollars to organizations that fight for our rights...they want to send a clear message that we can't normalize Trump's comments and actions. Now Trump's people are talking about internment camps, but those who are upset/ protesting are just emo? Really?
11-18-2016, 04:20 AM,
Post: #110
RE: PLEASE NOTE
Its nice to see that this Populist candidate is actually making the White House cabinet even more elitist than it was before!
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-18-2016, 06:52 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2016, 06:53 AM by FuturDreamz.)
Post: #111
RE: PLEASE NOTE
https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/17/president-obama-on-fake-news-problem-we-wont-know-what-to-fight-for/

Oh thank god. There is FINALLY some awareness of media dishonestly. I don't know if it will go as far as encouraging something like the Canadian broadcasting honesty clause, but we can all hope.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
11-18-2016, 09:11 AM,
Post: #112
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 02:09 AM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 10:19 PM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:30 PM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 11:33 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.

What nice white privilege you have.

I'm sure that's intended as a sick burn, but perhaps you can help me understand what you mean.  Am I supposed to live each day lamenting how I was born?  Or should I wrestle with daily guilt as I drive to work?  Or is it something else?

Also, just curious: do you suppose that the message of "white privilege" is somewhat diluted when it comes from a well-to-do white woman living in the most expensive city in the country?

Finally, when folks criticized President Obama for not pledging allegiance to the flag, was that his white privilege, or the complainers'?

Any clarity you can provide is appreciated.

No, I didn't mean it as a sick burn. Am I being pointed? Of course. No more than you are. But I do hope my comment will prompt you to consider that suggesting people who are scared of Trump (and everything that comes with him/his presidency) are just being "emo" is really dismissive and insulting. As the saying goes, privilege is when you don't consider something a problem because it's not a problem to you personally. Those who are protesting, who are demanding action from Congress, who are donating their time and dollars to organizations that fight for our rights...they want to send a clear message that we can't normalize Trump's comments and actions. Now Trump's people are talking about internment camps, but those who are upset/ protesting are just emo? Really?

Ah, so not white privilege, just privilege.  That makes more sense. Like equal ambivalence to big two party candidates privilege. They're all turds, and as discussed earlier in this thread, I can't stop people from voting for them anyway, so I do choose to make it not a problem for me. Got it. Yeah, I have that.

And along with that comes the emo thing.  Yes, most of the protesters are just being emo.  What are they protesting?  Hell if I know.  It looks like they're off occupying Wall Street again until their... demands are me-- er-- well, until the momentum ends. 

And the complainers.  Sure, go nuts.

Trump wants to violate the constitution.  You know that.  He wants to "open up" "federal" libel laws.  OK.  You know why I don't care?  Because he can't.  He'd need a majority in Congress to amend the Constitution.

Your Democrat buddies in Congress (indeed my very own representatives) are complaining that Trump isn't keeping his promises and draining the swamp.  #1: The members of congress who are speaking about it are the object of the drainage in the first place; #2: Do they really want Trump to hold up to his promises? #3: Emo.

Internment camps?  Pretty sure that's another no-go.  Maybe new overseas torture areas, but internment on US soil won't happen.


I won't get in your way from being upset, just remember that to some of us it looks an awful lot like this:

“Barack Obama’s friend tried to kill my family” was how a McCain press release last week packaged the remembrance of a Weather Underground incident from 1970 — when Obama was 8.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/opinion/12rich.html
11-18-2016, 09:40 AM,
Post: #113
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 02:09 AM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:  Now Trump's people are talking about internment camps, but those who are upset/ protesting are just emo? Really?

You know they really aren't.
Trying to say people aren't being emo and using this as an example isn't really helping your position.
11-18-2016, 09:48 AM,
Post: #114
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 09:11 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-18-2016, 02:09 AM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 10:19 PM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:30 PM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 11:33 AM)roo Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Gippy Wrote: I think that its pretty interesting too that the only people arguing for trump in this thread are a guy who loves to argue just to argue and is good at it, and a Canadian village idiot.

I'm not really arguing for Trump.  I'm arguing against emo.

What nice white privilege you have.

I'm sure that's intended as a sick burn, but perhaps you can help me understand what you mean.  Am I supposed to live each day lamenting how I was born?  Or should I wrestle with daily guilt as I drive to work?  Or is it something else?

Also, just curious: do you suppose that the message of "white privilege" is somewhat diluted when it comes from a well-to-do white woman living in the most expensive city in the country?

Finally, when folks criticized President Obama for not pledging allegiance to the flag, was that his white privilege, or the complainers'?

Any clarity you can provide is appreciated.

No, I didn't mean it as a sick burn. Am I being pointed? Of course. No more than you are. But I do hope my comment will prompt you to consider that suggesting people who are scared of Trump (and everything that comes with him/his presidency) are just being "emo" is really dismissive and insulting. As the saying goes, privilege is when you don't consider something a problem because it's not a problem to you personally. Those who are protesting, who are demanding action from Congress, who are donating their time and dollars to organizations that fight for our rights...they want to send a clear message that we can't normalize Trump's comments and actions. Now Trump's people are talking about internment camps, but those who are upset/ protesting are just emo? Really?

Ah, so not white privilege, just privilege.  That makes more sense. Like equal ambivalence to big two party candidates privilege. They're all turds, and as discussed earlier in this thread, I can't stop people from voting for them anyway, so I do choose to make it not a problem for me. Got it. Yeah, I have that.

And along with that comes the emo thing.  Yes, most of the protesters are just being emo.  What are they protesting?  Hell if I know.  It looks like they're off occupying Wall Street again until their... demands are me-- er-- well, until the momentum ends. 

And the complainers.  Sure, go nuts.

Trump wants to violate the constitution.  You know that.  He wants to "open up" "federal" libel laws.  OK.  You know why I don't care?  Because he can't.  He'd need a majority in Congress to amend the Constitution.

Your Democrat buddies in Congress (indeed my very own representatives) are complaining that Trump isn't keeping his promises and draining the swamp.  #1: The members of congress who are speaking about it are the object of the drainage in the first place; #2: Do they really want Trump to hold up to his promises? #3: Emo.

Internment camps?  Pretty sure that's another no-go.  Maybe new overseas torture areas, but internment on US soil won't happen.


I won't get in your way from being upset, just remember that to some of us it looks an awful lot like this:

“Barack Obama’s friend tried to kill my family” was how a McCain press release last week packaged the remembrance of a Weather Underground incident from 1970 — when Obama was 8.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/opinion/12rich.html

Wait, so protestors are emo because you don't know what they're protesting? 
11-18-2016, 10:20 AM,
Post: #115
RE: PLEASE NOTE
No. It just so happens that their objectives are unknown. Sorry for the distraction.
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11-18-2016, 11:59 AM,
Post: #116
RE: PLEASE NOTE
We'll have to agree to disagree on that point. I think protestors' objectives are pretty clear.
"Balls," said the queen. "If I had them, I'd be king."
11-18-2016, 12:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2016, 12:21 PM by Gippy.)
Post: #117
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 09:40 AM)Kev Wrote:
(11-18-2016, 02:09 AM)PuddleMonkey Wrote:  Now Trump's people are talking about internment camps, but those who are upset/ protesting are just emo? Really?

You know they really aren't.
Trying to say people aren't being emo and using this as an example isn't really helping your position.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/us/politics/japanese-internment-muslim-registry.html?_r=0

They're walking a very fine line. They're doing what they've always done. Introduced a bullshit concept as fringe and keep talking about it until people are used to it and it gets normalized. Hopefully this dies quickly, because the more it gets talked about the more the Republicans will latch on to it.

Will it result in internment camps? Likely not. But it continues to fuel a xenophobic fire that is already dangerous and causing problems.
11-18-2016, 12:32 PM,
Post: #118
RE: PLEASE NOTE
I think the fire is in your mind.

Also this: https://jdlong.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/obama-socialism-joker.jpg
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11-18-2016, 12:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2016, 12:41 PM by Gippy.)
Post: #119
RE: PLEASE NOTE
I think what the protesters are doing is pretty clear.

Your privilege, like my privilege, lets me effectively ignore the racist, homophobic and xenophobic talk that was the cornerstone of the Trump campaign. No matter what games you like to play here you can't deny it was there. And it scares a lot of people. Because we're not effected, that we're not worried about being targeted, or worried about being marginalized or having rights taken away, we can sleep easier at night. Being black, gay, a woman or muslim right now and accepting the rhetoric that got the Orange in Chief elected is hard. I have friends and co-workers in all of those categories and they're all worried or downright afraid for many valid reasons. Most of which aren't orange, but are those that supported the Cheeto Mussolini and took it as a referendum on white male dominance.

I admit that I don't feel the same sense of urgency and despair about this election as others do, but that's no reason to deny them their voice and marginalize their efforts to be heard. The message that the orange ran on needs to be opposed. The protests serve to fuel our legislators to act. And serve to shout through the bubble that Trump obviously hasn't been able to look past (just read interviews, all the signs of ignorance are there).

Edit: There's a huge difference between the shouts of hitler Obama and hitler Trump. The difference being that those that tried to compare Obama to hitler made large leaps and twists to make the comparison. Trump gave us everything we needed to neatly put the two together.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-18-2016, 12:59 PM,
Post: #120
RE: PLEASE NOTE
At the same time, what right do we have to interfere with things that do no affect us personally? I have seen countless stories and incidences where some some white chick is trying to claim she understands how a muslim or black person is going through and has been completely off the mark. I have seen people who everyone effectively stereotyped that person as a liberal Trump-hater just because that person was black or muslim, all the while that person has reviews his options and has actually chosen Trump because of things like his stance on gun rights.

It's nasty to have to deal with racism, but it's downright insulting dealing with people who act like they're on your side and you need to be coddled and cared for like some strange and scary creature, all the while you don't give a shit about those people and are doing all right on your own.


Whether someone is Muslim or black or gay, it shouldn't fucking matter. If they feel marginalized and explicitly ask for help and awareness then yes let's help them. But if you're automatically operating off the assumption that they are being marginalized as a blanket affect without even talking to them, then you are simply no better then an attention whore that just wants to project the image of caring for others.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
11-18-2016, 01:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2016, 01:06 PM by Gippy.)
Post: #121
RE: PLEASE NOTE
You're an idiot.
And your reading comprehension sucks.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-18-2016, 01:10 PM,
Post: #122
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 12:59 PM)FuturDreamz Wrote: At the same time, what right do we have to interfere with things that do no affect us personally? I have seen countless stories and incidences where some some white chick is trying to claim she understands how a muslim or black person is going through and has been completely off the mark. I have seen people who everyone effectively stereotyped that person as a liberal Trump-hater just because that person was black or muslim, all the while that person has reviews his options and has actually chosen Trump because of things like his stance on gun rights.

It's nasty to have to deal with racism, but it's downright insulting dealing with people who act like they're on your side and you need to be coddled and cared for like some strange and scary creature, all the while you don't give a shit about those people and are doing all right on your own.


Whether someone is Muslim or black or gay, it shouldn't fucking matter. If they feel marginalized and explicitly ask for help and awareness then yes let's help them. But if you're automatically operating off the assumption that they are being marginalized as a blanket affect without even talking to them, then you are simply no better then an attention whore that just wants to project the image of caring for others.

Shut up, dickface.
11-18-2016, 08:39 PM,
Post: #123
RE: PLEASE NOTE
(11-18-2016, 12:36 PM)Gippy Wrote: I think what the protesters are doing is pretty clear.

Your privilege, like my privilege, lets me effectively ignore the racist, homophobic and xenophobic talk that was the cornerstone of the Trump campaign. No matter what games you like to play here you can't deny it was there. And it scares a lot of people. Because we're not effected, that we're not worried about being targeted, or worried about being marginalized or having rights taken away, we can sleep easier at night. Being black, gay, a woman or muslim right now and accepting the rhetoric that got the Orange in Chief elected is hard. I have friends and co-workers in all of those categories and they're all worried or downright afraid for many valid reasons. Most of which aren't orange, but are those that supported the Cheeto Mussolini and took it as a referendum on white male dominance.

I admit that I don't feel the same sense of urgency and despair about this election as others do, but that's no reason to deny them their voice and marginalize their efforts to be heard. The message that the orange ran on needs to be opposed. The protests serve to fuel our legislators to act. And serve to shout through the bubble that Trump obviously hasn't been able to look past (just read interviews, all the signs of ignorance are there).

Edit: There's a huge difference between the shouts of hitler Obama and hitler Trump. The difference being that those that tried to compare Obama to hitler made large leaps and twists to make the comparison. Trump gave us everything we needed to neatly put the two together.

There are millions of black, gay, and woman voters who elected Trump. I realize that the climate in your exceptionally blue region is anti-Trump.  I also realize that historically, fear, uncertainty and doubt are what those who object employ as their protest tools. 

Eight years ago, there were people who were "worried or downright afraid for many valid reasons" too. Or valid to them, anyway.  You seem to think that their reasons are invalid while yours are valid. Funny, that.
11-19-2016, 01:28 AM,
Post: #124
RE: PLEASE NOTE
But do you know what they were protesting? It's very muddy what they were objecting to. It all looks so emo.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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11-19-2016, 02:58 AM,
Post: #125
RE: PLEASE NOTE
It really does, doesn't it?
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