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finehoe

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 12:39:08 PM »
Regardless... nothing in the article indicates anything remotely resembling love...

Apparently you've never heard of click bait.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 12:41:32 PM »
Regardless... nothing in the article indicates anything remotely resembling love...

Apparently you've never heard of click bait.

Lol... apparently... ouch...
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 12:53:16 PM »
I wish there was an option to keep National Politics off the front page.

The endless Putin/Trump posts push local stories down quickly.

Or at least confine them to one thread.
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
I'm pretty sure it can be summed up as: Obama doesn't like Putin/Russia and has taken a stance against Russian imperialistic actions; ergo, GOP likes Russia.  If you had told any present rand file GOP'er (whether voter or Congressperson) in 2008 that they'd be championing Russia and/or Putin, they'd had laughed you out of the room.  Hell, that probably goes the same up until around the end of 2014.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 01:05:51 PM »
I wish there was an option to keep National Politics off the front page.

The endless Putin/Trump posts push local stories down quickly.

Or at least confine them to one thread.

meh. it fluctuates. in a few weeks the majority of the threads will be about one of the historic neighborhoods and then those guys can complain about all the attention.

The problem is that this isn't all a simple 'trump' issue.

Its multiple things going on all at the same time, most of which deserve attention on their own.

Besides for the majority of our readers the face of site isn't our front page.
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 01:39:57 PM »
Conclusion: Russian government influenced US election.

Well, even your boy now accepts it:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-cyber-idUSKBN14S0O6

If so, then he has seen documented evidence that none of us have seen.  If it turns out, Russia was behind it then so be it.  So what do we do about it?  The answer is simple - stop lying to the American people in public while being despicable behind the scenes.  Then no matter how much hacking and email revelations are done, they would be consistent with the public stance.  No more "we need two versions" stuff.  Honesty is the best policy and if HRC was honest, she might be President-elect.
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 01:48:47 PM »
Honesty is the best policy and if HRC was honest, she might be President-elect.

Perhaps.  But since Trump does nothing but lie, it suggests that honesty may not be that important to the electorate.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 02:06:48 PM »
I wish there was an option to keep National Politics off the front page.

The endless Putin/Trump posts push local stories down quickly.

Or at least confine them to one thread.

meh. it fluctuates. in a few weeks the majority of the threads will be about one of the historic neighborhoods and then those guys can complain about all the attention.

The problem is that this isn't all a simple 'trump' issue.

Its multiple things going on all at the same time, most of which deserve attention on their own.

Besides for the majority of our readers the face of site isn't our front page.

We don't need 3 threads on Putin active at the same time. Most readers are probably not looking at the forum, but for those of us that do, the high number of new threads bogs things down, especially when they're not on local topics.
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 02:10:44 PM »
I wish there was an option to keep National Politics off the front page.

The endless Putin/Trump posts push local stories down quickly.

Or at least confine them to one thread.

meh. it fluctuates. in a few weeks the majority of the threads will be about one of the historic neighborhoods and then those guys can complain about all the attention.

The problem is that this isn't all a simple 'trump' issue.

Its multiple things going on all at the same time, most of which deserve attention on their own.

Besides for the majority of our readers the face of site isn't our front page.

We don't need 3 threads on Putin active at the same time. Most readers are probably not looking at the forum, but for those of us that do, the high number of new threads bogs things down, especially when they're not on local topics.

Obviously the posters feel otherwise, taca. 

That is kind of how public forums work.

Its kind of absurd to think that there aren't going to be  a lot of discussion topics during an election year in which federal policy (from which all local policy is connected) is about to go through a drastic reversal.

We had similar activity (actually more--much more) leading up to and following the transition from Bush to Obama.

I know its vexing for people to talk negatively about Republicans, and our rules should be set up to shut down all left discussion (you know, no Point of Views from the founders, no excessive discussion about wrongdoings by elected republicans because: bias) but people want to talk about these things in every community of the country, we've been talking about them literally since the days of metjax and before.
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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 06:20:11 PM »
Let me just say this. You Trumpsters have elected the biggest liar in the history of American politics. He has lied about EVERYTHING! I personally believe nothing he says. We are about to see the most corrupt administration in our history. I find it impossible to believe that anyone would say Hillary was in bed with Wall Street when Trump is attempting to appoint the most disgusting people on the planet and are Wall Street. He certainly  has "drained the swamp" and is trying to fill it with vipers. Elitist in a bad sense doesn't begin to describe these people. We peasants are screwed! Maybe that million dollars a day it is going to cost to allow queen Melania to stay in New York doesn't bother you but it makes me crazy. When are all the hypocrites who scream about abusing tax payers dollars going to rear their ugly heads? Oh that's right you were completely taken by Trumps brainwashing. EVERY single person I know that voted for Trump is a hypocrite. I guess I don't get out enough to find those who aren't.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 12:50:10 PM »
Honesty is the best policy and if HRC was honest, she might be President-elect.

Perhaps.  But since Trump does nothing but lie, it suggests that honesty may not be that important to the electorate.

Sadly, I believe the electorate thinks that all politicians lie. Makes me think of "The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism"

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2017, 03:06:22 PM »
Finehoe: If you arent listening to the Chapo Trap House podcast, you should be.  From your posts, I think you'd dig it.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »
I'll check it out!  Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2017, 01:48:00 AM »
Let me just say this. You Trumpsters have elected the biggest liar in the history of American politics. He has lied about EVERYTHING! I personally believe nothing he says. We are about to see the most corrupt administration in our history. I find it impossible to believe that anyone would say Hillary was in bed with Wall Street when Trump is attempting to appoint the most disgusting people on the planet and are Wall Street. He certainly  has "drained the swamp" and is trying to fill it with vipers. Elitist in a bad sense doesn't begin to describe these people. We peasants are screwed! Maybe that million dollars a day it is going to cost to allow queen Melania to stay in New York doesn't bother you but it makes me crazy. When are all the hypocrites who scream about abusing tax payers dollars going to rear their ugly heads? Oh that's right you were completely taken by Trumps brainwashing. EVERY single person I know that voted for Trump is a hypocrite. I guess I don't get out enough to find those who aren't.

A Trump presidency is proof positive that good or bad, America is still a country where anyone can govern. Public service is supposed to be a civic duty, not a career path for power and wealth AND not an ordained group of people. If HRC had been elected, it would have meant that in 28 years of presidential elections or 7 election cycles we would have had a father and son and husband and wife president - that smells a lot like the monarchy we rejected 240 years ago.

Besides HRC is rotten to the core - with a public record of lying, coercion, cheating, unethical and immoral behavior going back to her service on the Watergate judiciary committee.

You should be more angry that the DNC cheated you out of an honest primary by colluding with the clinton campaign than Trump getting elected - I firmly believe that had Martin O'Malley run against Trump, he would have won instead but we were never given that choice.

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Re: Why the Right Now Loves Putin
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2017, 06:54:43 AM »
A Trump presidency is proof positive that good or bad, America is still a country where anyone can govern.

Getting elected and governing are two very different things, as we are about to find out.

...a public record of lying, coercion, cheating, unethical and immoral behavior...

LOL.  How does that phrase not describe Trump?