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#978036
Topic
Politics
Time

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

I suppose that’s true, funny how having no political experience can work out in his favor.

actually, imo, it doesn’t. Sending someone who has no experience in any elected office to the Oval Office, is like Sending a pitcher straight from the minor leagues to pitch in game 7 of the World Series.

Herbert Hoover only elected office was POTUS, but he had some political experience IIRC.

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#978029
Topic
Politics
Time

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760189518930669568

There’s no way around it: If you vote for Trump this fall, you’re voting for hate, racism, misogyny, lies, disrespect, and ignorance.

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760189713454170112

Any Republican not breaking from the party line to renounce Trump is supporting hate, racism, misogyny, lies, disrespect, and ignorance.

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760190113301356544

Republican voters: Voting Republican this year is literally voting for hate, racism, misogyny, lies, disrespect, and ignorance. Is that you?

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760190422148874240

Democrats don’t have a perfect candidate either, but let’s not pretend that her flaws are anywhere near the same level. Not even close.

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760190587043737600

As usual, we don’t have any great candidates. But we have one truly awful one.

Vote Republican if that’s who you think represents you.

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/760194361116196864

My god, the rationalizations in my replies for voting Trump are staggering. Bending over backwards to avoid voting for Hillary at all costs.

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#978019
Topic
Politics
Time

Jeebus said:

Tyrphanax said:

Jeebus said:

Tyrphanax said:

As much as I don’t support Clinton, I feel like Trump’s penchant to continually say stupid shit that everyone disagrees with

Well obviously some people agree with what he says.

Trump says stupid things, sure, but Hillary is doing very shady things behind the scenes, and actions speak louder than words.

I should have said: both parties.

I think she’s doing shady shit, for sure. But I also think that Obama and Bush and Bill Clinton were making shady deals that would have disgusted all of us as well.

I don’t doubt it. Hillary’s just the one that’s gotten caught. No politicians should be corrupt, though.

Well, they are.

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#978016
Topic
Politics
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Tyrphanax said:

As much as I don’t support Clinton, I feel like Trump’s penchant to continually say stupid shit that everyone disagrees with would be far more dangerous to the country once he’s in office than Hillary’s lying would be (which, let’s face it, every president likely does, she just got caught).

As I’ve made reference to several times, she is bad within normal parameters. Trump is not.

I don’t even think she’s that bad (that statement will probably further plummet my approval ratings).

Also, you didn’t say that.

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#978004
Topic
Politics
Time

Jeebus said:

yhwx said:

Jeebus said:

I’ll flip the question back atcha, Warbler. How can you honestly think Trump is worse than Clinton? Clinton is a proven liar, dumb as dirt, corrupt as they come, takes money from Wall Street while telling them to “cut it out”, and spends $6 million on an Orwellian program to confront her dissenters and “correct the record.”

I’ll take the orange buffoon over Clinton any day of the year.

sigh

Very insightful.

'Twas all that was needed.

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#977999
Topic
Politics
Time

Jeebus said:

I’ll flip the question back atcha, Warbler. How can you honestly think Trump is worse than Clinton? Clinton is a proven liar, dumb as dirt, corrupt as they come, takes money from Wall Street while telling them to “cut it out”, and spends $6 million on an Orwellian program to confront her dissenters and “correct the record.”

I’ll take the orange buffoon over Clinton any day of the year.

sigh

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#977902
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

imperialscum said:

yhwx said:

imperialscum said:

Lord Haseo said:

imperialscum said:

Who says he didn’t sense it? Just because he didn’t spell it out load for you it doesn’t mean he didn’t pick it up. It was just insignificant in the situation. He only said it out loud in case of Luke to inform his TIE flight because it was relevant to the battle. Luke was a serious potential threat because of it.

We make fun of Ric being Captain Obvious in PT and spelling everything out loud, but it seems there are people here that actually need it.

He could have sensed it but the fact that would omit such a thing from Tarkin when the topic of her resisting the mind probe is improbable. Also it seems Vader was talking to himself when he said the Force was strong with Luke. The TIE Pilots wouldn’t even be able to appreciate how much an advantage being Force Sensitive could be in such a circumstance.

Just how would such a pointless information help Tarkin? The reason for her resistance to the probe is inconsequential and it wouldn’t change absolutely anything. If anyone had any skill to break her that way, it was Vader. He clearly couldn’t do it even if he knew she was force sensitive. Reporting the details and reason for his failure to Tarkin makes no difference or sense. Asking Tarkin for an advice on a matter (force) that he had no clue about (and which was actually Vader’s expertise) makes even less sense. Above all, in the end Tarkin had his own method that was inconsequential to the force.

Then why did Vader talk about the Force and mention Obi-Wan in the movie?

Because it those two cases it was a relevant information. A small fighter with force sensitive pilot was a threat (as proven later in the film) and Obi-Wan did actually infiltrate the Death Star. Whether Leia was force sensitive or not was absolutely irrelevant.

Sometimes people say things that are irrelevant to other people.

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#977900
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

imperialscum said:

Lord Haseo said:

imperialscum said:

Who says he didn’t sense it? Just because he didn’t spell it out load for you it doesn’t mean he didn’t pick it up. It was just insignificant in the situation. He only said it out loud in case of Luke to inform his TIE flight because it was relevant to the battle. Luke was a serious potential threat because of it.

We make fun of Ric being Captain Obvious in PT and spelling everything out loud, but it seems there are people here that actually need it.

He could have sensed it but the fact that would omit such a thing from Tarkin when the topic of her resisting the mind probe is improbable. Also it seems Vader was talking to himself when he said the Force was strong with Luke. The TIE Pilots wouldn’t even be able to appreciate how much an advantage being Force Sensitive could be in such a circumstance.

Just how would such a pointless information help Tarkin? The reason for her resistance to the probe is inconsequential and it wouldn’t change absolutely anything. If anyone had any skill to break her that way, it was Vader. He clearly couldn’t do it even if he knew she was force sensitive. Reporting the details and reason for his failure to Tarkin makes no difference or sense. Asking Tarkin for an advice on a matter (force) that he had no clue about (and which was actually Vader’s expertise) makes even less sense. Above all, in the end Tarkin had his own method that was inconsequential to the force.

Then why did Vader talk about the Force and mention Obi-Wan in the movie?

That might have been a secondary objective during the battle. But the primary objective before the battle was obviously protection.

That’s not what is stated in the film. Again, you’re projecting headcanon onto what actually happened in the film.

What is stated in the film is a temporary tactical decision in the battle, not the purpose of the fleet’s presence (before the battle).

That seems more than a distraction to me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love ROTJ and can tolerate the Ewoks, but there are some problems.

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#977790
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

My two cents on why the Death Star looked so unprotected is that the Empire had a careless attitude towards massively armed but ultimately small-scale vehicle driven attacks. The Empire just thought that the excruciating power of the Death Star would crush anything in its sight. Sort of like how you can kill one bee quite easily, but a large number of them is hard to control.

Post
#977787
Topic
Politics
Time

darth_ender said:

TV’s Frink said:

darth_ender said:

Not immediately. But why do people not vote third party? Because they feel it is a wasted vote on a party that cannot possibly obtain any electoral votes. If there were no College, suddenly their vote actually has greater significance.

Gary Johnson is currently polling about 8% right now. He will win 0% of the electoral vote. But if he won 8% of the popular vote and tbe popular vote were all that mattered, people would start to gain confidence in third parties and be more willing to vote for them in subsequent elections. See what I mean?

And in 40 years they might be up to 20%!

Instead of focusing on unwinnable presidential elections, they should be trying to win local elections and building up a more consistent following.

Voter turnout for national elections is higher than for local elections. Simply the result of a national election improves the chances of a third party winning a local election.

That said, considering Gary Johnson and the Libertarian ticket got less than 1% in 2012, I don’t think it’s a stretch that the more third parties garner, the more viable they are perceived, and thus the greater the willingness for people to vote for them.

This might be true, but the more successful the third party is, the more successful the part they disagree with most is. So, after a few election cycles with third party visibility, voters for that third party tire of this splitting of the vote. Now they trade getting a party they really disagree with for getting a party they’re only OK with. This is why third parties fail.

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#977669
Topic
Politics
Time

darth_ender said:

Not immediately. But why do people not vote third party? Because they feel it is a wasted vote on a party that cannot possibly obtain any electoral votes. If there were no College, suddenly their vote actually has greater significance.

Gary Johnson is currently polling about 8% right now. He will win 0% of the electoral vote. But if he won 8% of the popular vote and tbe popular vote were all that mattered, people would start to gain confidence in third parties and be more willing to vote for them in subsequent elections. See what I mean?

And while I’m sure it’s a good video, I probably won’t have time to watch it at present. I’ll try to take a gander when I get the chance.

The Electoral College really has nothing to do with that. It’s a problem of the spoiler effect. From the video:

The first past the post system at its worst: the better a 3rd party candidate does, the more it hurts its own voters by guaranteeing a loss for the party they most agree with and a win for the party they disagree with.