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#1102887
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

You certainly aren’t.

Donald Trump will still be president in 2030. He is destroying the judicial branch as we speak, making it answerable to him alone. Again, he has 100 million Americans that will unconditionally obey him, even if he becomes completely unhinged. Congress will do nothing to remove him from office until they are legally unable to do anything. This is not normal.

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#1102853
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

generalfrevious said:

chyron8472 said:

SilverWook said:

Now things are just getting stupid.
http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/26/gone-with-the-wind-theater-canceled-screening/
For those idiots who’ve never seen the movie, spoiler alert the North wins the Civil War.

Hell will freeze over before we ever see an official release of Song Of The South now.

Yes. It’s on MySpleen, though. (Not that that was your point, but I thought I’d mention it.)

Why does this matter? The Confederacy may have lost, but it’s becoming clear the South won the Civil War.

Donald Trump will inevitably declare himself eternal president, and by 2030 all black and latinos in this country will be murdered. He has pardoned Joe Arpaio and has allowed the police to remilitazize while Houston was being wiped off the map by hurricane Harvey. He will stay in power indefinitely by destroying the system of checks and balances, like he has already done with Gorsuch and Arpaio.

I’ve PMed Silverwook about this.

Trying to silence me? Just like how the government is censoring information about climate change from its websites?

Banning me is not going to alter the facts.

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#1102826
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

You violated the thread rule right down to the specific example.

DuracellEnergizer said:

  • No ridiculous doom saying (like all non-Trump supporters will be rounded up and executed)

Reported.

In light of what is happening, the president enacting genocide is not ridiculous doom saying anymore.

We have a confirmed WHITE SUPREMACIST in the White House, and 100 million people who will be unconditionally loyal to him until the day they die.

We have committed genocide multiple times in our nation’s past. Even Hitler ripped off American eugenics laws when he began state persecution of the Jews, and the Holocaust was financed by American corporations. It definitely can happen again.

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#1102821
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

SilverWook said:

Now things are just getting stupid.
http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/26/gone-with-the-wind-theater-canceled-screening/
For those idiots who’ve never seen the movie, spoiler alert the North wins the Civil War.

Hell will freeze over before we ever see an official release of Song Of The South now.

Yes. It’s on MySpleen, though. (Not that that was your point, but I thought I’d mention it.)

Why does this matter? The Confederacy may have lost, but it’s becoming clear the South won the Civil War.

Donald Trump will inevitably declare himself eternal president, and by 2030 all black and latinos in this country will be murdered. He has pardoned Joe Arpaio and has allowed the police to remilitazize while Houston was being wiped off the map by hurricane Harvey. He will stay in power indefinitely by destroying the system of checks and balances, like he has already done with Gorsuch and Arpaio.

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#1101573
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

generalfrevious said:

chyron8472 said:

But again, Trump will not bring the coal industry back. He can’t. The energy industry isn’t going that way. He can’t continue to win the favor of the rust belt when they can look at his record and see that he didn’t do squat for them. When he got elected, they thought he might; or at least thought there was a better chance he would than that Hillary would. But he won’t, and in 3 years, they will see that.

He got elected in part as a protest candidate, but as an incumbent, he can’t do that. In 2016 he had no record other than being a businessman. But now he is a politician, and he can’t oppose the status quo when he is the status quo.

Trump can distract his base from lack of industrial jobs by creating scapegoats such as immigrants, or the media, or the GOP establishment. He can just claim he was impeded in his agenda by the Washington elite and fake news. It wouldn’t be hard for him to get reelected as long as he keeps that one third loyal to him for the next three years.

No. You’re assuming that his base is the only political demographic that matters. Again, OBAMA WON TWICE. There are reasons why Obama won. Trump’s base didn’t just materialize from the ether. These people existed beforehand. They existed when Bill Clinton was elected twice and when Barack Obama was elected twice.

Why are you so adamant to insist that the (Neo)Nazis are taking over the world again? Trump did not win by a wide margin. He won Michigan by 0.3%; He won Ohio and Wisconsin by 0.7%. He didn’t win every state he won by huge margins. Some of them, yes. But not all of them.

And he was up against Hillary. Lots of people in this country HAAATE Hillary Clinton, and not merely because she’s a woman. They hate her because they view her as corrupt. They hate her because they perceive that she can not identify with their circumstances. They hate her because they think she commits crimes and gets away with it. Now, whether these things are true or not, it still speaks to their perspective. And she did nothing that alleviated it. When Debbie Schultz was accused of railroading Bernie and was kicked out of heading the DNC, Hillary immediately hired her for her campaign staff. When people confronted Hillary with questions about circumstances that cast her as corrupt, she deflected it. She kept on about why Trump would be horrible instead. To be sure, Trump is horrible and dangerous, but Hillary did nothing to MAKE HERSELF RELATABLE. That’s probably why when the Comey letter came out, her poll numbers dropped like a rock instead of people brushing it off. People were tired of her perceived shenanigans.

In any case, Trumps base alone does not win elections. I don’t know why you insist that they do, as though the Democratic Party is imploding with no chance of recovery. The Democrats just picked a bad candidate.

JEDIT: Let me be clear. I voted for Hillary–both in the general and the primary. I would have voted for Hillary in 2008 if Obama wasn’t running. But I can see how Hillary herself is out of touch with why she lost; and in so being, why her campaign was pretty much doomed.

Conservative republicans always vote. Also, the political climate of 2020 will be different from 2016, based on what damage the GOP does in the next three years. Remember that 2018 is going to be bigger advantage to republicans than democrats (and the public) realizes: less people will be able to vote thanks to more restrictive voter ID laws, which is also why Trump won margins in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. We are seeing mass disenfranchisement of black voters unseen since the Jim Crow era; the voting right act was hollowed out by the Supreme Court in 2013, and now the results are paying off. In a fair democracy the GOP knows its ideology is politically untenable, so they have to manipulate elections (allegedly as far back as 2004) and gerrymander states to stay in power. After four years of near-one party rule, the GOP will easily keep the white house in 2020, even if Trump has low approval ratings.

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#1101521
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

But again, Trump will not bring the coal industry back. He can’t. The energy industry isn’t going that way. He can’t continue to win the favor of the rust belt when they can look at his record and see that he didn’t do squat for them. When he got elected, they thought he might; or at least thought there was a better chance he would than that Hillary would. But he won’t, and in 3 years, they will see that.

He got elected in part as a protest candidate, but as an incumbent, he can’t do that. In 2016 he had no record other than being a businessman. But now he is a politician, and he can’t oppose the status quo when he is the status quo.

Trump can distract his base from lack of industrial jobs by creating scapegoats such as immigrants, or the media, or the GOP establishment. He can just claim he was impeded in his agenda by the Washington elite and fake news. It wouldn’t be hard for him to get reelected as long as he keeps that one third loyal to him for the next three years.

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#1101492
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

generalfrevious said:

Trump is never going to be impeached. In fact, I’m betting that in 2018 he is going to get a filibuster-proof senate and in 2020 win a second term in office. One in three Americans believe he can do no wrong.

History seems to show that when a President has low approval ratings, it often does not bode well for his party in Congress getting reelected.

Also, in 2020, he will likely not be running against Hillary Clinton. If Trump had run against Sanders, it would be a different story than running against her. And if you remember, he did not win the popular vote. Winning the electoral vote but not the popular vote is not that common. Plenty of people hated them both during the general election, but if the Democrats can find someone who is not despised equally as much as Trump then they have a decent shot at winning in 2020.

Trump can easily win the electoral college again in 2020, as long as he can maintain loyalty among that one third, who spread out among 25 states. The GOP has a clear geographical advantage over the democrats, whose base is concentrated in large cities in half a dozen states. By 2020 any potential democratic voters in red and swing states will be completely disenfranchised by the GOP, and a judiciary appointed by Trump to rule in favor of gerrymandering and stricter voter ID laws. The democrats will not be able to get their act together to avoid defeat in 2018, let alone 2020; therefore this country is a de-facto one party state. Trump won’t have to do anything, and he will still be respected just on the impotence of the other side alone.

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#1101487
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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darth_ender said:

By my calculations (though I’m no accountant), 1/3 is not a majority.

Though he has an extremely loyal base, he has also created a great rift on the Republican side. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Party refused to nominate him as their candidate. He’s political cyanide for many in Congress.

I believe the people in the GOP who oppose Trump will end up losing their primaries to more extremist candidates in 2018. Plus, the GOP won’t be facing an uphill battle like the democrats will be in the election: there are about 20 seats at stake, and half of them are in red states. So when the new congress convenes in 2019 talks of impeachment will be dead, or at the very least removal will be impossible with 60 senators loyal to Trump.

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#1101475
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Trump is never going to be impeached. In fact, I’m betting that in 2018 he is going to get a filibuster-proof senate and in 2020 win a second term in office. One in three Americans believe he can do no wrong.

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#1101308
Topic
Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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DominicCobb said:

Lord Haseo said:

rodneyfaile said:

The Force Awakens and Rogue One are superior to the prequels in every way.

Not in terms of their soundtracks.

That’s very much up for debate.

I can’t remember anything from the recent films, but I absolutely remember at least one song from each prequel film.

Doesn’t make the PT superior to TFA/RO though.

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#1101123
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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yhwx said:

generalfrevious said:

TV’s Frink said:

generalfrevious said:

TV’s Frink said:

Is this a question or a statement? I can’t tell because the thread title has no punctuation.

Statement

Well yeah but you fixed your thread title and also I see what you did here.

Also you liked TFA until YouTube told you not to, so I’m not sure how KK fits into that bit of info.

It was agonybooth, not YouTube. How many times do I have to say this?

Kennedy is the one who is overseeing everything right now. She is the one who chose to play it safe and just give us what we already had while denying what we want.

Maybe when TFA first came out it was okay to be less critical of the movie because it passed the bar lowered by the prequels (i.e. Star Trek 09). But in light of Rogue One cynically exploiting the fans for profit, and bringing in such auteurs like Ron Howard and Stephen Daldry while firing Lord & Miller for yrying to do something new with the franchise, it seems right to view TFA more critically than in 2015.

That doesn’t make any sense.

Yes it does, because the context in which the film exists has changed. In 2015, it was a new beginning, going back to the roots after the disastrous PT era. Now it’s the first product in the assembly line, part of the cinematic universe trend of the 2010s, where it’s just recycling what was done before to make a profit.

Bottom line, it isn’t aging well, just like Star Trek 09.

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#1101099
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Lucas: made movies most people don’t like, and effectively erased highly beloved movies from the market and from popular culture

Kennedy: funded some movies you don’t like

Yes, she’s so much worse, of course.

Don’t forget that she has refused to undo the erasure caused by Lucas by releasing the OUT in the first place. It’s so easy to fix this, but she’d rather produce films with references to those films than releasing the films themselves.

Lucasfilm: proudly abandoning all logic since 1982!

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#1101078
Topic
Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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TV’s Frink said:

generalfrevious said:

TV’s Frink said:

Is this a question or a statement? I can’t tell because the thread title has no punctuation.

Statement

Well yeah but you fixed your thread title and also I see what you did here.

Also you liked TFA until YouTube told you not to, so I’m not sure how KK fits into that bit of info.

It was agonybooth, not YouTube. How many times do I have to say this?

Kennedy is the one who is overseeing everything right now. She is the one who chose to play it safe and just give us what we already had while denying what we want.

Maybe when TFA first came out it was okay to be less critical of the movie because it passed the bar lowered by the prequels (i.e. Star Trek 09). But in light of Rogue One cynically exploiting the fans for profit, and bringing in such auteurs like Ron Howard and Stephen Daldry while firing Lord & Miller for trying to do something new with the franchise, it seems right to view TFA more critically than in 2015.

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#1101050
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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What good has Kathleen Kennedy done for this franchise? All she did was exploit fans’ nostalgia for the OT, while at the same time doubling down on not releasing them. Common sense should have left SW alone. Bit where are we now? Kennedy has given us a loose remake and a fanservice-heavy spinoff. It’s apparent she’s stifling any creativity by firing directors and keeping on hacks only because they make money. Of the next four films coming up, only TLJ would come close to not being some reference-heavy glorified fan film (I’m not buying into the hype). At least with Lucas you got fascinating failures instead of marvel-lite like today’s Star Wars movies. By the time the Obi-wan movie comes out this franchise will have TEN mediocre installments in it!

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#1099706
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

NeverarGreat said:

We’re members of a forum about preserving art, why not make the argument that for their preservation for future generations, our Confederate monuments are being placed in museums where they will be safe from the destructive forces of nature?

That’s exactly what being proposed in many of the “removal” scenarios. Although I suspect they’ll be “placed in museums” where they can be worked on by top men. Top. Men. But still, only some are being destroyed.

The best way to demonstrate we’re not ignoring the lessons of history is to replace these statues with statues of MLK or Gandhi or some such figure. To the contrary, it would show we’re finally starting to learn the lessons of history.

Apparently not:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/us/new-confederate-monuments/index.html

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#1099702
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Maybe, but honestly, fuck white people with racial insecurities who can’t handle being 69% of the population instead of 75% of the population. And fuck statues celebrating people who took arms up against this country in order to keep their slaves. And fuck people who still support the most tone-deaf president of all time. And fuck nuance. 😉

I said the same thing yesterday and I almost got banned. What the hell’s going on?!?

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#1099413
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

I am just sick and tired of this crap. Any other forum would gotten rid of frevious a long time ago and everyone here knows it. There is not one good reason to keep him around. None. When I ask why he is not banned, I am ignored and my question goes unanswered and I am tired of that. Either ban him or explain to me why not.

The threats of suicide if people kept ignoring him him were the last straw for me, but he didn’t ever go quite that far again.

I wasn’t faking suicide just to get attention. I honestly did feel that way at the time, and everyone here is now twisting my words out of context.

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#1099379
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

generalfrevious said:

moviefreakedmind said:

generalfrevious said:

Possessed said:

Well that’s poking enough don’t you think Duracell?

I’m within my bounds here; what I say is valid in light of Presidrnt Trump and Charlottesville.

No you’re not. Go to hell.

White privilege in action.

You’re not in your bounds. You constantly disregard the rules of the forum and the OP’s ban on doomsaying. I’m sick of your filthy attempts at gaining attention, which I realize I’m giving to you now but I can’t resist because your posts are so sickening. And by the way, “Presidrnt” isn’t a fucking word.

We do not live in normal times. The truth right now is sickening. Do you even fucking know what happened last week?!? White supremacists control this country. THAT IS A FACT. President trump is becoming more authoritarian and more unhinged on an hourly basis now. Of the forty-four previous administrations, WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANTHING THIS TERRIBLE come from our president. Instead of trying to shut me up, tell how I’m wrong according to your delusional mind.

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