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  3. He did it because the establishment paid him to. He's a puppet. Not some rebel. And who cares if a country is disrespecte? It's a silly saying. America can go fuck itself for all the shit it puts us through.
  4. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/506866-democrats-blast-trump-for-commuting-roger-stone-the-most-corrupt-president-in
  5. Short answer, yes but I don't think it will be stunning. Are we being set up for another stunning Trump win? With five months until the election, things couldn’t look any worse for the president of the United States. His approval rating is down to 40%. People are getting tired of his antics and the insults he hurls at his opponents. The media is increasingly confident that, come November, the voters will elect a new chief executive. This might sound like June 2020, but I’m actually referring to June 1948 — when President Harry Truman, a Democrat, was running to keep his job against Republican Thomas Dewey. The similarities between the 1948 and 2020 elections are striking. Like President Trump, Truman often ruffled feathers with his salty language. At one point, Truman even described Dewey as a fascist, a term not taken lightly just three years after World War II. Just as with Trump, the media described Truman as desperate and unhinged. They mocked him for the more than 8,000 empty chairs at a speech he gave in Nebraska — presaging the coverage of Trump’s recent speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Almost everyone thought Truman would lose, including the president’s mother-in-law. A Newsweek poll reported 50 out of 50 politicos predicting a Dewey victory. But on Nov. 3, 1948, the world woke up to the stunning news that Truman had won. The experts were left struggling to make sense of how they got it so wrong. Today, we’re seeing poll after poll showing Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden. In the echo chamber of cable news and social media, there’s a growing consensus that Trump is headed for humiliating defeat. Are the pundits right, or are we moving toward another stunning win by a beleaguered incumbent? Could history be repeating itself? The 1948 election warns us that an upset is very possible. There are two dynamics at work in 2020 that were decisive that fateful year. The first is political staying power. Prior to 1948, the Democrats had won four straight presidential elections. Many observers assumed that they were due for a loss, especially with the GOP’s large gains in the 1946 midterm elections. The media, however, underestimated the strength of the Democrats’ New Deal coalition. While commentators were thinking in terms of political cycles and party turnover, they failed to consider the New Deal’s long-term appeal for its constituents. Today’s pundits might be making the same mistake with Trump’s 2016 coalition. Throughout the Mueller investigation, the impeachment process, the pandemic, and record unemployment, Trump’s approval rating in the RealClearPolitics average has remained surprisingly consistent (around the mid-to-low 40s), showing that at least 4 out of 10 people support the president regardless of whatever the opposition throws up. That may not be sufficient to guarantee victory, but it’s a precious asset in a general election — especially with Democratic enthusiasm for Biden comparatively low. The second factor is that people often vote for incumbent presidents based on certain intangibles (leadership skills or likability) despite the candidate’s perceived flaws or policy disagreements. The Washington Post alluded to this phenomenon after Truman’s victory: “The American people admire a man with courage even though they don’t always agree with him.” The voters might even give the opposing party control of Congress during the midterm elections to check that president, but they will still reelect a flawed incumbent because of their supposed charisma (see Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) or boldness (see Truman). Like Trump, Truman was seen as a fighter who was not afraid to go against the political establishment. And like Biden, Dewey was an uninspiring candidate who, because of overconfidence, played it safe and limited his public appearances. It is possible that in a dangerous and unpredictable world, voters will prefer a feisty and aggressive Trump over a lackluster Biden. Despite all of this, Biden could still win in November. But if history can teach us anything, it is that the experts can get it wrong. We don’t even have to go back to 1948. Exactly four years ago (in June 2016), Hillary Clinton led Trump in the polls by 5 percentage points. The night before the election, the intelligentsia was still confidently predicting a Clinton win. The next day, Trump stunned the world.
  6. Just to be clear for all you Kap supporters out there. Colin Kaepernick said it himself: His kneeling was meant to disrespect our nation itself Ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted an Independence Day message reminding us that he always was a radical leftist, America-hating agitator. His national anthem stunt always was about deliberately dishonoring flag and country. Oh, and NFL superstar Drew Brees merits an apology from all those who criticized his original, thoughtful statement about why he would always stand for the anthem. “We reject your celebration of white supremacy and look forward to liberation for all,” tweeted Kaepernick about the Fourth of July, because, he said, “black people have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized and terrorized by America for centuries and are expected to join your commemoration of independence, while you enslaved our ancestors.” This precisely echoes the original reason he gave for beginning his protests at NFL games in 2016. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said then. This was not a protest against police violence and racism that just happened to occur during the anthem; it was specifically targeted at the anthem and flag so as to blame the country as such for the ills Kaepernick was protesting. The message was not that the nation per se had a flawed past and that vestiges remained in some people’s hearts and minds in a way that even well-intentioned laws and institutions had not yet eradicated. No, the message was that the institutions themselves were deliberately racist and oppressive and that the nation itself was unworthy of pride. So, yes, all of this “kneeling during the anthem” stuff was and is about “disrespecting the flag of the United States of America.” Everybody knows it. It is precisely and intentionally about that. If it were just about protesting racism and police misconduct, Kaepernick wouldn't say things like that. Also, there would be plenty of other ways to make that point without intruding on what always had been an aspirationally unifying civic ritual. As longtime sports columnist Jason Whitlock (who is black) wrote this week in disgust at Kaepernick, “It’s a divisive hot take packaged as righteous indignation.” Since then, Kaepernick has kept up a steady drumbeat of anti-American and even pro-communist statements and actions. He particularly likes radical-tinged clothing, such as socks depicting cops as pigs and a shirt proudly portraying Malcolm X meeting with Cuban mass murderer Fidel Castro, whom he complimented because of Cuba’s supposedly enlightened policies supporting education. He is likewise prone to sporting paraphernalia of the equally brutal and repressive Che Guevara. Four years ago, after the brief reign of players kneeling during the national anthem, most teams and players came to a worthy compromise: kneeling before the anthem but standing during it. That way, they emphasized the distinction between protesting racism and misconduct, on one hand, and insulting the nation itself, on the other. The clear recognition was that kneeling during the anthem itself would mean the latter. It was that understanding to which Brees, who had worthily joined the pre-anthem kneelers, was referring when he said he would never disrespect the flag or nation by refusing to stand at attention during the anthem. He then went on to express solidarity with those demanding fuller realization of civil rights. It was a reasonable stance then, completely unworthy of the abuse he suffered for it. Now comes Kaepernick with his new tweet asserting that Independence Day itself is a celebration of “white supremacy.” He is wrong now, and he was wrong in 2016. Anyone who joins his movement to kneel during the national anthem will continue to acquiesce in the fiction that this good nation is inherently unjust.
  7. Never give one inch to these fascist, techno-terrorists or they'll take 50 miles and honestly these people don't have a stomach for the fight so they'll move on to an easier target after a week and then happily buy those Goya products.
  8. Let’s be real. Disney would not have lost a single cent if they decided to keep “Zippity Do Dah”. Raymond James would not have lost a single cent if they decided to keep the employee they fired because he was in the background of a video. The list could go on and on.
  9. Companies are making sure they dont lose a revenue stream. Thats all that is happening. When it comes to economic policy issues these corporations will fight tooth and nail to hold back progress.
  10. Normal left can at times be characterized as classical liberal. Far left, or progressive? Marxist. Let’s start calling them what they are.
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  12. Yes. Thank you jamsim. I failed to make that clear, it should be a s...l...o...w... death.😎👍
  13. The boycott has begun https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/07/10/a-goya-boycott-has-people-sharing-alternatives-for-adobo-sazon-and-more-pantry-staples/ Clearly he wasn’t paying attention to Papa Johns
  14. Far left*. The normal left has valid points. But we’ve all seen over the last few months, company after company after company caving to far left lunatics. Enough. Grow some balls.
  15. well not apologizing for supporting don isnt exactly not capitulating to the left. lots of companies in that category not apologizing for giving a legitimate criticism of BLM would be not capitulating to the left
  16. So. Freaking. Refreshing. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/goya-foods-ceo-robert-unanue-not-apologizing-praising-trump/
  17. The easier the propaganda has grown over the years , the worst it's gotten. My grandfather was the last family farmer.. my dad got weaker, then I got weaker. .I mean mentally and physically. He also taught at a grade school or high school. Things were alot simpler then obviously though
  18. Youre basically too late. It's already here and has been for years. I mean come on. Odds are there was no chance in hell a 2000 computer crash was going to happen. Bullshit. Judt got my Redskins cap today
  19. Hey, if you can't argue policy, pivot and post nonsense from the echo chamber. But know this, men of reason are addressing serious issues and having discussions within the strictures of honest debate.
  20. The media crossed the Rubicon a long time ago It started with Fox News during the junior years when they realized they could package commentary and make it look like news. That way they could throw raw political meat to their conservative base while also drawing in other parts of the political population due to the salaciousness of the fake news It didn't take long for MSNBC to realize they would make a lot more money if they did the same thing. So in the middle of Juniors second term they started making the transformation, hiring people like Lawrence O'Donnell and Al Sharpton and Big Al what's his name, all who are nothing but hardcore partisan hacks that will lie to your face to get ratings. Just like Fox CNN resisted for a while, tried to stay reasonably in the center, but eventually they gave that up and decided to do what the others did and Go full infotainment Once don got into office, the truth Wheels fell completely off. The liberally controlled part of the media just started lying their brains out. It started with racial matters, twisting every possible thing they could into racism and slapping that tag on don - as if they didn't have enough legitimate things to harshly criticized him over Interestingly, fox has become the much more moderate station now. That always happens though. When the opposite party has the presidency they usually leave the reasonable middle to satisfy their base, so the opposite party doesn't need to be as extreme in order to get attention, they have the luxury of being moderate. So of all places, right now the place you're most likely to hear the highest percentage of Truth is on Fox News. Ain't that a bitch
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