Oftentimes it seems like Trump is trying to take credit for the very idea of a vaccine, as if everyone's first thought wasn't, "We need a vaccine." In terms of taking credit Trump often seems like an old style Chinese or North Korean communist who took credit for everything, including for many things that never happened.
But since he had already conceded and the election had already been certified for Bush, Bush is what we ended up getting.
And 20 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
looks like something SNAFUed there. It seems you may now have been talking about Al Gore conceding to W leading us to 20 years of war, but the text above that says you were still addressing Trump's phony taking credit. Did some text get dropped there?
Wasn't it Asimov who bemoaned the state of affairs today when he said:
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
Phat reminds me of it when he spouts:
Because it starts with Nationalism and NOT Globalism. You seem to favor a global meritocracy where people earn their status through education and to hell with our fellow countrymen. Just because the middle clas educated elitists at EvC all happen to be liberal leaning? Just because they have college degrees does not mean supporting globalism over nationalism.
But Nationalism is the Epitomy of Stupidity Unchained. It gave us all manner of horrors, more recently Hitler, Musselini, Reagan, Trump and the Republican assholes.
Translation: Right-Wing Thugs = the wealthy 1%. Did it ever occur to you that there are also Left Wing thugs who wish there to be a global consensus? They aren't poor either. They want mandatory global cooperation at the expense of free enterprise.
Okay. I'm calling you out.
Let's get a list going:
alive Right-wing thugs: ------------------------------ 1. Rupert Murdock 2. Mitch McConnell 3. ...any pro-Trumper in the 1%
As for your fop "free enterprise", that may be the biggest loophole in the world. Free enterprise to me is unsurprisingly naive without some kind of check on it. It's an unfettered license to fuck over anything or anyone in its path, from allowing enslavement to pollution. I'll take mandatory global COOPERATION over unbridled free enterprise any day. And are you implying that the right-wing thugs wish some kind of global consensus? Maybe a consensus in their boardrooms...
And just how do you define "thug"? And why do _you_ have a Thugpreacha page?
Edited by xongsmith, : fix spelling of Thugpreacha
Zuckerberg has never revealed his own political affiliation or voting history: some news outlets consider him to be a conservative, while others consider him liberal.
while unknown you put him in the left-wing pile...
as for Bezos:
In 2012, he donated to Amazon's political action committee (PAC), which has given $56,000 and $74,500 to Democrats and Republicans, respectively.
sounds like he's playing both sides to hedge his bets, with the Republicans getting more - hardly a left-wing thug. He pays his minions the minimum wage - hardly what a left-wing thug would do, but tight up the alley of a right-wing thug.
Now, my 2 examples are known thugs. Rupert with his damaging steady stream of vicious lies and Mitch with his "damn what better for the country's health, it's my money making schemes and my racist, misogynist Party first".
I'll grant you that Zuckerburg does a lot of bad things, but it's all for free and we can go somewhere else if we want (like here). i don't know what he pays his minions.