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Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:26 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Anyone who is voting for Jill Stein this November will win as many states in the election as Jill Stein will.

Jill Stein will win zero states. Her candidacy is being promoted in the media only to hurt Hillary and help Trump.

Frankenstein will win as many states in this election as Jill Stein will. He is also a much more qualified, famous and successful medical doctor.

(R) Trump is bad. Vote for the other one (D).

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:49 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Things I heard today from Jill Stein supporters (paraphrased):

Me: Stein won't win any states in the election. Why support her?

Stein supporter: "I'm Canadian! I don't get to vote in your quote unquote democracy! Voting is meaningless! Things only ever get worse! Every vote is already thrown away! It's not actually illegal to vote for her! How dare you say she's anti-vaxx! Whatever you say she said, she didn't say! Elections are meaningless! What has voting ever done for you?"

Stein street team member: "We're not trying to win! We're trying to take 5% of Hillary's vote! What's wrong with that? Hillary's a racist war criminal! I'm sorry you drank the elitist technocratic koolaid! I don't care about national elections, it's just a spectacle for tv ratings! Trump is just a boogieman, comrade! Our democracy is a sham!"

Trump voter: "He could be insane! He could be a genius! I JUST DON'T KNOW! NO ONE KNOWS!"

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:40 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Barack Obama:

"We will not stop our march for justice. We will not stop pushing for the security and prosperity of all people. That doesn’t stop with my presidency. We're just getting started."

"My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration -- that's on the ballot right now!"

"And there is one candidate who will advance those things. And there’s another candidate whose defining principle, the central theme of his candidacy is opposition to all that we've done."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of ... 6th-annual

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:43 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Of the two choices, Hillary is certainly the better one. The Democratic party has its issues but they still stand for progress, and there's a lot to be proud of with what Barack Obama has done over the past eight years, progress which Hillary will continue. If you see a huge difference between her plans and Obama's, well, he doesn't. She has even adopted Bernie Sanders' platform, more or less, so we'll see how that goes.

With so much at stake, it's probably best to stop holding Hillary to such a higher standard and blaming her for all the corruption in politics today - at least until the election is over and we're safe from a President Trump.

On election day one of two people is going to win. Either Hillary or Trump. The election is approaching and the choice is a serious one.

The press have been smearing Hillary constantly since the 90s. Nothing's stuck, she's never been charged with anything. Her party trusts her and she's on the path to the Presidency now. But she needs the support of our voters - of anyone who understands how much is on the line here.

I'm a liberal leftie and I'd rather have voted for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, and I'm glad to see they're supporting and campaigning for Hillary, with real passion. My vote is for them too.

I also get that the American political discourse has lurched so far to the right that it's hard for progressive policies to gain traction. But a resounding defeat of Trump will make that easier rather than impossible.

And if Hillary was even a thousandth as bad as Trump she wouldn't even be a candidate in this election by now. The press would have eaten her alive for saying any of the things Trump says a dozen times daily.

A write-in or third party vote accomplishes nothing -- you're voting for someone who will win as many states as you or I will. We're in a two party system. It is what it is.

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:09 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Fact checking the Presidential debate. As usual, Donald Trump spent his time onstage lying.
http://www.npr.org/2016/09/26/495115346 ... ial-debate

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:36 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
As a Republican, you've been listening to news sources that have attacked Bill and Hillary and Barack Obama and others endlessly for decades now. You should realize that the rest of us aren't listening to all of that, and that's where the divide comes in. You've been sold a world that the rest of us aren't living in, and now they're trying to sell you Trump.

If that gives you pause, then think about what all the attacks on the Clintons and Obama and so on have actually accomplished over these decades. No one's in jail or charged with any crime. A thousand supposed scandals haven't even held water outside of right wing news. A lot of smoke without fire, like Whitewater (remember that)?

No one's come for your guns, there were no death panels, taxes didn't go up up up, the economy is improving with a record streak of growth, unemployment's down, crime is down, terrorists aren't coming to your door, and gas is a lot cheaper.

What we've been saying all this time is, you're being lied to. You're being swindled on behalf of a very small percentage of the very rich. The left, for their faults, are trying to save your Social Security, for a start. Trying to help the 99 percent of Americans who aren't as rich as Donald Trump pretended to be on his TV show.

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/23/460851046 ... in-the-u-s




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/isaac-sau ... 20124.html

"Despite $7 million dollars spent on Benghazi investigations, 1,982 published pages of reports on Benghazi, 10 congressional committees participating in investigations, 3,194 questions asked in a public forum, Clinton and her administration have been found guilty of zero wrongdoing. No “stand down” call was ever found, one of the cornerstones of the Republican claims. The family of Chris Stevens — the ambassador who became the face of the Benghazi tragedy after he was killed in the siege — has publicly objected to blaming Clinton for Benghazi.

Even more lost in the Benghazi witch hunt is a simple reality: during George W. Bush’s presidency, there were 13 attacks on U.S. embassies that killed 60 people. Yet his career and record were not marred by these."

Donald Trump was given millions of dollars by his father, a landlord who was in the KKK and arrested during a brawl in which policemen were killed. Donald Trump's father famously refused to rent apartments to black tenants, and the first time Donald Trump was ever in the papers was for the same, refusing to rent an apartment to non-whites.

He started out with millions of dollars and went bankrupt four times, dramatically underperforming the stock market. His business ventures had failed so completely that he only saved himself by playing himself as a businessman on a television show for NBC.

Today, he chooses not to pay taxes and brags about it, saying he's "smart." He also doesn't pay his bills.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/postever ... 25f6f363f2
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli ... /85297274/


To quote again ...

"[Hillary] was a secretary of state for four years, a U.S. senator for eight years, a first lady who lived in the White House, saw the challenges of being president up close and personal for eight years, a first lady of Arkansas, and a law professor ... If she were elected, she’d be the first former cabinet member to become president in almost 100 years."

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:40 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:39 am
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:19 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/10/0 ... hew/213599

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rus ... mg00000063

https://twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/stat ... 4573461504

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Hurricanes have a well-known liberal bias, obviously.

Look, you Republicans are living in an alternate fantasy world, I know that. And you think climate change isn't even real.

But just this once, listen to reality for a few minutes. A huge hurricane is coming that will hit Florida hard. Be safe. Evacuate.

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Re: What's Happening In the World?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:49 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist