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Percy
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Message 241 of 258 (889114)
11-03-2021 8:02 AM


The Coming Republican Apocolypse
One might think that I should have titled this message The Coming Conservative Apocolypse, but the Republican party has diverged significantly from true conservatism. When George Will says the Republicans no longer embody conservative principles you have to pay attention.

The Virginia and New Jersey governor races reveal that the Republicans have found a winning formula that should keep them in power for decades. The formula involves lies about Democrats and liberalism that get the masses boiling mad and out to the polls. "The election was stolen" (it wasn't) and "They're teaching Critical Race Theory in our public schools" (they're not, and what would be wrong with that, anyway) and "Our cities are descending into chaos because they're under attack by liberal forces like Antifa and BLM, and only more guns and more law and order can fix it" (not that cities don't have problems, but this is pure scaremongering), and "Covid is just an excuse for Democrats to carry out their authoritarian agenda that takes away our freedoms" (lockdowns and mask/vaccine mandates are public health measures that save lives).

The Democrats have nothing to counter these very effective appeals that result in a highly motivated electorate. The Democrats will lose the House and Senate in 2022 and the presidency in 2024. Biden might get the chance to nominate a single Supreme Court justice, but the opportunity had better arise before the 2022 elections or it won't happen. Once Mitch McConnell is back in charge of the Senate then no Biden nominees will be considered in the second half of his term. The Republicans will wait until Trump or Desantis is in office.

Republicans will soon control all branches of government as well as a majority of state governorships and legislatures, and then we'll find ourselves largely ruled by government that is driven by delusions, lies and conspiracy theories. By 2030 we'll be saying, "It did happen here."

--Percy


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Message 242 of 258 (889121)
11-04-2021 10:48 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by Percy
11-03-2021 8:02 AM


Re: The Coming Republican Apocolypse
Where's Al Franken when you need him?

Oh yeah - He got run out of the Senate for (allegedly) touching some butts at the Minnesota state fair.

I'm going to die still pissed off about that.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. - Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes" - Ronald Reagan (1984)

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 243 of 258 (889207)
11-10-2021 3:00 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by Percy
11-03-2021 8:02 AM


Re: The Coming Republican Apocolypse
How is it that Republicans are a minority and yet have that much political influence?? First of all they are not as appealing as they used to be. Second they will never let go of Trump.

Wht cant the Democrats find a candidate that conservatives could grow to like?


"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 244 of 258 (889208)
11-10-2021 3:23 PM
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11-10-2021 3:00 PM


a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
The issue is that a large percentage of American Eligible Voters have been educated to NEVER think and to place SOURCE over content, FANTASY over reality and BELIEF over evidence.

They have been indoctrinated to become Feste.

Edited by jar, : -9


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Message 245 of 258 (889209)
11-10-2021 3:44 PM
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11-10-2021 3:23 PM


Re: a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
What is Feste?

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 246 of 258 (889210)
11-10-2021 3:57 PM
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11-10-2021 3:44 PM


Re: Feste
Feste is a Shakespearean character from Twelfth Night who plays a jester, a fool.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 247 of 258 (889211)
11-10-2021 4:08 PM
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11-10-2021 3:44 PM


Re: a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
Feste and Harlequin. Beyond the clown suits the biggest difference is that Feste can speak.

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Message 248 of 258 (889212)
11-10-2021 4:13 PM
Reply to: Message 243 by Phat
11-10-2021 3:00 PM


Re: The Coming Republican Apocolypse
Phat asks:
How is it that Republicans are a minority and yet have that much political influence?? First of all they are not as appealing as they used to be. Second they will never let go of Trump.

Wht cant the Democrats find a candidate that conservatives could grow to like?

Republicans use voter suppression, like axing names from voter lists, reducing places where people of color can vote, which makes for very long lines and - of course - the Electoral College, a fossil from the landowner phase of this country that rewards large, nearly empty rural states. Along with other vile things.

Democrats want to CHANGE this and conservatives, who are against changes, like things just the way they are/were in the 1950's. Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Insurance - all HUGE contributors to the Reptiles - have stacked congress against change and have even written legislation to keep it funneling money from everyone to the top 1%, damn whoever dies as a result. Some Democrats also take their money, but not every single one of them, unlike the Reptile party.

The Reptile Party has NEVER been appealing to me. I think I voted once for a Reptile, Francis Sargent over Mike Dukakis for Governor and lost.


"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 249 of 258 (889213)
11-10-2021 4:16 PM
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11-10-2021 3:44 PM


Re: a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
Phat writes:

What is Feste?

If only someone would invent a free online encyclopaedia where anyone could look up anything, then you could visit this resource, type in Feste, and voilà, everything about Feste would be presented to you. But that would require someone named Jimmy Wales to exist, and what are the odds of that, and so we must limp off into the future ignorant and uninformed.

--Percy


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Message 250 of 258 (889214)
11-10-2021 4:26 PM
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11-10-2021 3:00 PM


Re: The Coming Republican Apocolypse
Phat writes:

How is it that Republicans are a minority and yet have that much political influence??...Why can't the Democrats find a candidate that conservatives could grow to like?

You either didn't read or didn't understand the message you're replying to. The answer you seek is contained there.

--Percy


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Message 251 of 258 (889223)
11-10-2021 11:54 PM
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11-10-2021 4:13 PM


Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
Dr Howard Dean, around 10(14) years ago, attempted to inform the ignorant slogan-swallowers

Prescription drugs were 10% of the total health care costs.

The,then, 20% profit margin amounted to a grand total of - get this- 2% of all health care costs.

And the scientific work,from drug research, led to saved lives galore.

Educate yourself about the multiverse.

(I swear my spelling check DVD I'd that. I was about to type world)

You old age white man.

(Dean was a very good influence,until he endo rye cedar Hillaty Clinron )enforced


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Message 252 of 258 (889224)
11-10-2021 11:56 PM
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11-10-2021 11:54 PM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
Endorsed hillary.

Edited by LamarkNewAge, : No reason given.

Edited by LamarkNewAge, : No reason given.


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Message 253 of 258 (889228)
11-11-2021 5:11 AM
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11-10-2021 11:54 PM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
you see plenty at big pharma price gouging - Google Search

the one in particular relates to our friend here, Phat:

BTW, if you can't even spell "xongsmith" or "endorsed by" please take some time to edit things. hope this helps.


"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 254 of 258 (889283)
11-14-2021 4:57 PM
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11-11-2021 5:11 AM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
I suspect the price complaints are about a single drug price.

You can't take overall prescription drug healthcare costs simply on a look at profits brought by a single drug. You have to look at overall profits for the company that produces the products.

Ending all profits on prescription drugs will make little to no difference in overall healthcare costs.

Edited by LamarkNewAge, : No reason given.


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xongsmith
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Message 255 of 258 (889287)
11-14-2021 11:43 PM
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11-14-2021 4:57 PM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
LNA argues:
Ending all profits on prescription drugs will make little to no difference in overall healthcare costs.

change that to

Ending all EXCESSIVE profits on prescription drugs will make little to no difference in overall healthcare costs.

That may be, but the journey to the End Days of the "Whatever the Market Will Bear" criminal concept has to begin *somewhere*.

Whether it's Insulin, or Epipens, or you name it, it must end as a moral rubric, because it is immoral, and a form of Extortion.

And remember - insurance companies are always looking for a way to DENY coverage. They are NOT on our side.
Overall healthcare costs here in the USA are flat-out CRIMINAL!


"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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