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  1. 5 points
    Update for Trump voters. 1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria. 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says "It’s unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses. 4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t. 5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge. 6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will. 7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted. 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration. 9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. 10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election. 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained. 12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business. 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars. More to come
  2. 3 points
    It really makes no sense. Even Hitler didn't sink to using chemical weapons? But he did use gas chambers and death camps. Is there a hierarchy of horrible or a rating scale I'm not aware of? And WHY do we need to compare like this? Spicer is doing the same thing we were complaining about here. Trump may be bad but did you hear about the awful thing Obama did?? As if that makes Trump's idiocy less idiotic. Or somehow lessens the argument against idiotic behavior - if more people are idiots, they as a group as less idiotic. Same playground argument as Hitler was bad but even he didn't do that thing Assad did. That's what we've become.
  3. 3 points
    Why did there have to be a 'however'? Were the people being gassed in the death camps not 'innocent'? How is any form of chemical weaponry worse than another? How is any form of "weaponry" worse than another? Guy needs to be fired...or go work for United
  4. 3 points
    Why does it have to be liberal vs Republican? Are you just looking for articles that are liberal to pick on? What's your argument on these articles you post? Are you just trying to prove liberals are hypocritical? Everyone is to some degree. Doesn't make people good or bad because they make a hypocritical mistakes. Why do you have to make these arguments so condescending? People are liberal or people are snowflakes or whatever other negative labels you come up with. Can't you just have an opinion based on your own facts and beliefs and not make it a war between these people and those people? You have a lot of opinions, some I agree with and some I don't but I just don't know why it has to come with labels. When I debate an article, I debate it based on my opinions and beliefs. I don't try to follow some liberal/Republican Normal/Snowflake rulebook. We get enough of it already from poloticians. "Don't stray from your political party". Do we have to be the same way on these boards? Keep the intensity just maybe ease up on the condescending labels.
  5. 2 points
    Malaria vaccine being tested in Kenya, Malawi, and Ghana!!! Best news I've heard in a while. Go Science!
  6. 2 points
    Wait, you aren't suggesting we be open-minded and consider that people may have different opinions are you?? That's almost like suggesting we be empathetic of people who may have different histories or understandings of the world - or even acknowledge that not everyone is the same. What kind of optimistic world do you want to live in?!
  7. 2 points
    I really don't get it why people bother having these discussions with Grizzly. He is the main reason I stopped reading this thread. Always the same game over and over again. If at least it would be difficult to find BS actions from Republicans and conservativies to come up with the same boneheaded arguements the other way around - but guess what? They are all over the news. Sorry, but if someone denies climate change against the opinion of the vast majority of experts in that field, what kind of arguement do you think will he accept on another topic to even just consider it? Its utterly pointless. You can go and yell at your TV while having FOX and Friends on it - its pretty much the same thing, but at least you will be getting the same situation update as the president (who needs security clearance anyway when the felt facts are on TV!).
  8. 2 points
    The US dairy industry overproduces, and that's the issue with the industry...but you should know by now that Trump speaks without regard for facts.
  9. 2 points
    It might be unfair to expect them to have fulfilled all campaign promises, but when they take office and in the first 100 days flat out say "yeah, we aren't doing that, we were lying", that's something you can hold against them. Sorta like how Obama never closed Guantanamo Bay Detention Center despite making that one of his key campaign promises. And yeah, they need cooperation from congress. But considering Trump has a "friendly" congress while Obama did more despite fighting Republicans for every inch, I'd say that speaks to how effective they are at getting their agenda through.
  10. 2 points
    I love that "well, my guy is bad but your guy was worse" argument. That's what we're left with in American politics. Arguing over who is the least incompetent.
  11. 2 points
    Saying "well I didn't mean it as an insult" isn't a way to get out of saying something insulting either... And yes, you are still purposely being divisive. And amazingly, still appear not to understand what I meant in that post.
  12. 2 points
    The only thing I got out of your original post is, "look what this liberal said, she's a hypocrite". Where is your point in that post other than to condescend someone? Where do you personally stand on the topic? Was what she said/did right or wrong? Before her hypocrisy, what she right or wrong then? After her hypocrisy, was she right in doing so or not? Give us more than she just a hypocritical liberal. Actually engage in thought out conversation. She's a hypocritical liberal isn't conversation, it's just condescending.
  13. 1 point
    Ironically fighting helps prevent head injuries in some ways. Players are less likely to be running around careless if they know they'll get punched in the face for a dirty hit. The real problem is the wide open play since the crack down on holding and interference, and the removal of the two-line pass. It's more exciting for fans, but it also means the average hit happens at higher speeds and more likely to be unexpected. I don't really know the best plan to curb head injuries without making the game slower and more boring.
  14. 1 point
    I teach human evolution and climate change. I yell at brick walls for a living...
  15. 1 point
    Dammit Niki, I was just going to comment on how funny it was that grizz was talking to nobody and how he's still probably posting inflammatory crap just to get attention. But then you walk right into that one and give him what he wants. IGNORE HIM and eventually he'll give up. Why is that so hard?
  16. 1 point
    University policy should be that if your mommy and daddy have to come argue on your behalf, you're automatically expelled (and none of your credits can be transferred to another university). Welcome to adulthood.
  17. 1 point
    You're a little late to the party! Seriously, I'm surprised this is the first time it has happened to you. My first was at CU Boulder while teaching Gen Bio labs in 2006!
  18. 1 point
    I thought you were teaching at a university, not an elementary school. I am confused.
  19. 1 point
    Yeah, allergies are on the rise for sure. Pollen counts are at all-time highs (likely thanks to climate change) so even people (like myself) who don't normally suffer seasonal allergies are starting to feel the effects at times. I haven't had to resort to drugs yet, but it seems like only a matter of time. I hate the way allergy medicine makes me feel though...if I ever have to be around cats and take some preemptively, my head feels all "floaty". On the plus side, I got a good start on my landscaping project. Being a perfectionist is a bit of a drawback. It's going to take me another 20 hours or so (based on the pace I was going yesterday) to get the whole yard done. After that, I get to order and haul a bunch of rock. But I keep telling myself it'll all be worth it.
  20. 1 point
    At this point, I'm on the Nashville train. Love Minny getting eliminated. I'd like to see someone take out Pitts.
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  23. 1 point
    I agree that it's important for teachers and professors to keep controversial opinions out of the classroom. Looking back, all the teachers and professors I respected the most were the ones whose politics and opinions I didn't know for sure. I remember being especially impressed by the fact that I didn't know a particular professor's opinions by the end of the semester in a senior philosophy and debate class. Given the controversial issues we were debating, he did an excellent job of keeping his views guarded and simply teaching the skills of debate. I have also been the victim of unfair grading from professors whose opinions I didn't share because they made theirs known, and I refused to conform to them on exams and such.
  24. 1 point
    Yeah Grizz...it appears like you enjoy posting things on purpose to rile people up and push people's buttons. Lively conversation is fun, but picking fights is not. You make very general broad statements about Liberals and educators indoctrinating students and so on and so forth. You make those statements in a spot where you know at least two people who are educators are going to read them. You're instigating. Stop it. Talk about specific individual cases, sure, but the general blanket statements have to stop. 31AvsFan...can you please just ignore the posts that push your buttons? You are more than entitled to have you opinion and defend your profession and passions, but it just continues the cycle of combative frustrating discussion. This goes for everyone by the way. I don't care if you're on the left or the right, Republican or Democrat, pro-Trump or anti-Trump. Enough is enough. It is sucking the goodness out of this place.
  25. 1 point
    Hi Everyone. Absolutely nothing glamorous for the results for this. I don't have the energy or interest. Congrats to PhoenixAvsFan for taking away first place prize! FireFightingAvsFan33 for coming in a close 2nd! And yours truly. I don't think I cheated... (but who knows) I need both of you to PM me your email addresses , so I can send you the prizes! I hope everyone at least had a little bit of fun doing this.
  26. 1 point
    Oh for f**** sake, for once my Alma Mater was the one school not embarrassing the whole state. Say adios to that now, pun intended. These idiots' choice of a project is probably the highest epitome of whiny college millennials I've ever seen. They want to protest human rights violations? Great! How about those reports of the concentration camps in Chechnya where gays are being tortured and killed? No? Then maybe they'd like to protest ISIS beheading Christians on a weekly basis. Not that either huh? The kidnap and forced prostitution of young girls across Europe and the world? Nope, not that either. Not even the Syrian refugees? Gimme a f****** break, you entitled douchebags. Probably the same group of people who will be protesting with the other morons on tax day because they think it's unfair their useless degrees won't make them any money and now they're saddled with student debt they can't repay. Rant over
  27. 1 point
    As is most often the case when violence breaks out. You never hear about hardliner moderates getting violent. It takes a certain level of extremism on one end of the spectrum or the other in order to decide that hurting someone else is the best chance to achieve your goals.
  28. 1 point
    These people who call themselves Antifa, or anti-fascists, are anything but anti-fascist. This is the same group responsible for shutting down many other free speech and right wing gatherings in other places too. They use violence and intimidation to keep opposing viewpoints from being expressed freely. Go to any of their social media pages and look for yourself. They're American communists who don't believe in free speech. That particular girl who got clocked got exactly what she went out looking for. All her social media posts before the event were about going to this planned free speech event and causing enough trouble to shut it down, and how she was going to go to this thing and collect 100 Nazi scalps. Now she's in a hospital with a gofundme page because she apparently needs 80k to cover the hospital bills for getting punched once. Yeah, no.
  29. 1 point
    So why can't that argument apply to the Avs? Look how tough the Central was the previous few years (including the year we won it). We have Chicago and Minnesota owning us. Somehow even Winnipeg always has our number. This year we were 8-21-1 in the division. Why are you making excuses for the BJ's, but not for the Avs? Sounds like a double standard.
  30. 1 point
    Really? 12-13: 55 points in 48 games (94 points in a full 82 game season) 13-14: 93 points 14-15: 89 points 15-16: 76 points 16-17: 108 points "Constant upward slope"? Just no.
  31. 1 point
    Are you sure you weren't eating cocaine in the shape of cauliflower? Because I can't possibly imagine becoming addicted to normal cauliflower. It's like someone took broccoli and dipped it in bleach. Not that broccoli was amazing to begin with, but at least it had some flavor.
  32. 1 point
    I work at a CPA firm and I don't even do my own taxes lol.
  33. 1 point
    Guy needs to go. He seems like a good guy when he's been spotted out in public - like how he handled the lady berating him in the apple store, but when those lights come on its like his brain just turns off. I get what he was wanting to say, something about using chemical weapons in a "war situation" but man any time you need to bring the Nazi's in its just no. theres no reason. Assad used WMD's end of sentence, there is no comparison needed.
  34. 1 point
    "He's not even Mussolini" sounds like something that would be in Cards Against Humanity! Ha!
  35. 1 point
    Oh, well then it makes sense to hold him to a different standard - I'm all for double standards as long as there's a clear line. He's allowed to be divisive and hypocritical without being called out. Does that extend to anyone who isn't an elected official or only Republicans? And is meeting with a war criminal a required component?
  36. 1 point
    I don't know exactly where he copied it from, but I think it's safe to say it wasn't his own words or research. But it's a very odd point to make considering the former administration carpet bombing the middle east like no tomorrow. I'm not even defending Trump, as I think the missile strike was premature. Regardless, I'd think recent events related to chemical warfare could have the capacity to make one change one's mind on this subject, especially with the intelligence the POTUS is privy too that the average citizen is not.
  37. 1 point
    Sweet buzzfeed copy paste job, sonne. Must have missed your fake moral outrage when Obama was dropping 20,000 bombs on 7 different countries.
  38. 1 point
    And the fun has only just begun. Hold on to your butts. If we aren't the most hated country in the world, wait 90 more days.
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  40. 1 point
    I didn't like Battlestar Gallactica because of how it was shot. Too much drama and tension in every scene to the point where it actually lost any dramaturgy for my taste. This part threw me that much off that I never got enough interest to bother following the story. The Expanse is the best looking scifi series ever. Can be easily compared to hollywood blockbusters from season 2 on. And so far the story and acting are good and promising for more. The quality of this series is off the charts for a series. Basically what Game of Thrones was for fantasy (though I stopped watching it after the third season hoping for Martin to finally finish the next book... dumb ass... him and me both...)
  41. 1 point
    My personal view is there isn't a "pay wage gap" that has been proven in same job and hour for hour worked. my point in the og post was that you have this woman saying that there is and attacking businesses and the GOP for their "War on women" while turning around and actually paying women less. That she has this double standard and is okay with it and gets a pass for it. If a Republican in congress lied on their resume to get ahead - especially about heritage in these times, Broke senate rules, payed women less do you really think they would be more then a 1 term congress member/senator? That they wouldn't be the lead story all over the main stream media? And remember its not condescending if its descriptive,,,, someone here told me that once, that racist, sexist, deplorable, ect aren't condescending. Or that too might have been part of that double standard.
  42. 1 point
    I could but I don't always disagree with him. I just dislike the way he debates, if you can call it that. I wish this thread didn't turn into a liberal vs republican thread. Grizzly wants to engage in conversation and he keeps this thread active but it's mostly just sensitive political topics that just upset everyone. We are supposed to come to the boards to get away from reality, not dive deeper into it. I good debate from time to time to vent or express a strong opinion is one thing but all the time is just too much imo. If only those darn Avs wouldn't be so bad at hockey.
  43. 1 point
    Yeah, it really is the outrageous hostility towards some groups that is inexplicable to me. It's like a preemptive hatred before they can even do anything really wrong. Might I suggest the Ignore function? It's made my life much more pleasant. And I can still click to view his posts in other areas of the board where he's not so angry and irrational.
  44. 1 point
    I'm one of the biggest Duchene fans around. He has been a favorite of mine since I watched him excitedly chosen in the draft. He wanted to be here so badly and he played his heart out. That spark seems to be gone. He seems jaded and low of self confidence and belief. It's hard to watch him be a shell of his former self. Given my respect for him as a player and a person (he is genuinely a good person) I think he needs a new start and lease on life. I think he is gone at the trade deadline and I hope we get something substantial in return. It will suck to see him leave and in another jersey, but unless this organization can turn itself around quickly he is wasting his opportunity to become a consistent and prolific goal scorer. It's taken me a long time to accept that he will leave but now that I have I hope he ends up at a contender and we get a good d-man + in return.