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  1. Disappointed with some of the reviews (Waypoint is HARSH) as I figured it'd get high 70s. There are some really good reviews, but I have no time to read any until later. Oh well: I want to support Bend and I like what I've read, so it's mine tomorrow to confirm/deny these reports.
  2. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-william-king-execution-texas-man-executed-today-dragging-james-byrd-jr-to-death-hate-crime-2019-04-24/
  3. Everything from the trailers is from the first 15 minutes of the movie, that's confirmed.
  4. Damn man, I know some people dislike Sanders supporters' strategies, but not voting for their own candidate is fucking extreme.
  5. I can't look it up right now, but.... is this normal? Because if it is, it shouldn't be, and if not, what's going on this year besides sheer bad luck?
  6. Ugh, it's seriously my biggest pet peeve. It'd be like me going on Good Morning America in 2005 advocating for gay marriage legalization. "But most people disagree with you." No shit, I'm trying to turn the fucking tide, dipshit.
  7. I hate anchor/reporters like that. "But at lot of people disagree with you." Not only does he not define how many and who, but the fucking reason the guy is on there is to get people out to vote and convince people on his perspective herp derp. "But people disagree," is so fucking useless. Just talk about the argument against the deal revolving around remaining in the Customs Union and why that's supposedly bad, and then ask the guy to respond.
  8. God, I hope cable news isn't going that stupid route. I don't watch enough of it to know. On a side note, this reminds me of Brit Hume in 2012 during the conventions. In one of Daily Show's infamous "Bullshit Mountain Fox News" segments, Brit Hume was like Paul Ryan: This is what he's brought to the campaign. You can sense his knowledge on the economy. You can sense his knowledge on unemployment. Detailed, he has a grasp of the issues. Bill Clinton: It was wonky. He gave so many numbers and policy figures that people simply aren't going to remember them. Which, on a side note, is what you're there for as a news guy: fact-checking the figures and talking to your viewers.
  9. And then don't realize the cognitive dissonance of calling someone else a snowflake.
  10. The great thing is there's no rush imo to get behind a candidate currently. I have some favored ones now (been really impressed with Warren), but with a little under a year away from voting, I'm just going to see how they campaign, what they're offering throughout the year, how the debates shake up, etc. A lot of people I see ranking who they like so far, but I'm just like, hey, what's the rush? I get what you're saying about identity politics. I think it's impossible not to talk about it (civil rights are all about identity, and the economy disadvantages connected to many minorities are connected to things that have a racist past that don't seem racist now, systemic racism), but I post on Reset for example -- which isn't a progressive board as much as it is Democratic, if that makes sense -- and I've heard things like, "Man, Biden and Sanders are at the top, of course it would be old white guys," and, "I'd rather have a minority leading the pack than old white guys," and I go, "Yo, fellas, you do realize Sanders is Jewish and that's a minority, RIGHT? And that we've NEVER HAD A JEWISH PRESIDENT?" I saw a few Jewish board members go, "Yeah, seriously, why are we minorities when it suits some of you?" I'm pretty excited by how diverse the field is. We have several women, several black Americans (both men and women which hasn't happened until now), one Hispanic candidate, an openly gay candidate, a Hindu, a Jewish candidate (who's way better than freaking Lieberman), white men (who, some forget, are still an important demographic in the Democratic Party) and a Taiwanese candidate. It's honestly pretty damn cool. You'll be happy to know one of our best workers at my station was gay and received a well-deserved promotion to a bigger market. He was totally a leader behind-the-scenes, nice as can be, friends with much of the newsroom and appreciated by the whole crew. Also, hit me up some time. You can't be in Florida and hide from me.
  11. You can't tell someone not to get triggered when you're making a fuss that people said Easter worshippers.
  12. Could you stop avoiding why you're not outraged at Trump's favorite publication for saying Easter worshippers? He literally took the dude who ran it and put him in his circle after being elected. Or the Republican Times who had an op-ed about the term while forgetting that they've used the phrase? Or the fact that Trump didn't open up with Christians but instead made a weird typo? Do you not understand that the "left" that you're attacking are largely Christians?
  13. Islamist extremists target Muslims, Jews and Christians, and if there were atheist gatherings, them too.
  14. I dunno, yo. They're doing better than Trump and his pals at Breitbart did considering you're not a fan of Easter Worshippers as a term. Why are you not outraged there? Did you read about the Muslims who raised money for victims of the synagogue shooting last fall?
  15. Trump didn't mention Christians in his "138 million" tweet. Republican Washington Times called them Easter Worshippers. Extremist right-wing site Breitbart called them Easter Worshippers. Go get em.
  16. I truly believe Sanders cares deep down about the country and its direction. I figure if he were really driven by and for himself, he'd have picked an easier road to the White House than socialist mayor in Vermont while Vermont was Republican and then being in Congress until his 70s before running for president, you know? And I do think he's helping to shift the conversation as well. However, while I'm more to the left, I agree with you about Obama, and it's something I feel some on the left don't give him credit for. I'd agree with them that Warren or Sanders are more consistent, definitely. But we went from, "Don't pass the ACA!" to, "Okay, we'll keep just about everything it does but it's gotta go." Medicaid expansion is being passed in Republican states and Democrats actively campaign on it. Even Doug Jones in Ala-freaking-bama supports the ACA, which 9 - 10 years ago, that wouldn't have been possible during the debate leading up to its signing. The fact that we're discussing how to achieve universal health care (as you said), the types of Medicare-for-All (the original bill vs. opt-in vs. the amount of public v private insurance), is because the argument has fundamentally shifted.
  17. It's actually funny that this Breitbart faux-reporter: Didn't realize her own organization says it. Please stop with the fake outrage that you can't be consistent on kthx
  18. Brietbart: "Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions targeted Easter worshippers and high end hotels popular with international guests." The conservative Times: DAMN THEM
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