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Comment Re:Reagan's mic test (Score 1) 210

Do you think vaccines cause autism? Because apparently all liberal Democrats do.

You seem willfully ignorant of liberal Democrats...

No shit? That's the entire point of the thread.

OF COURSE it's unfair to accuse all liberal Democrats of being 9/11 Truthers or thinking that vaccines cause autism. There's only a couple people in the dickhead left that believe those things, and that set includes NOBODY with any power. You're doing the converse, by claiming that a few people on the dickhead right represent all conservatives. And you're doing this because at this point, you're obviously a fundamentally dishonest person.

Since you're arguing the "point" about vaccines instead of the point about "You can't point at the Dickhead wing of $party and claim it represents all of $party," it's clear that you're not reading what I'm writing. I'm done with this conversation. Don't even bother typing a response.

Comment Re:Reagan's mic test (Score 1) 210

Nobody with any stature on the right believes any of those things. The fever swamp left thinks that the Military Industrial Complex planned and executed the 9/11 attacks so Bush would have an excuse to steal Iraq's oil. It's not fair to hold that against Democrats in general because most Democrats (and indeed anyone with two brain cells to rub together) recognizes that theory as bullshit.

Comment Re:John Wayne (Score 1) 210

The Dems have intra-party battles too, the media just chooses not to turn them into shitstorms (because that would hurt the side they are rooting for.)

For example, you know the whole "Obama was born in Kenya" thing? Hillary's 2008 campaign started that during the primary.

Sanders didn't hit Hillary over the emails because he's not serious about running for President.

Comment Re:GOP preferences (Score 1) 210

In 2008, I supported Obama just b'cos I hated both Hilary and McCain. There was no way I was gonna support McCain given how he was throwing Conservatives under the bus.

You don't like how McCain treated conservatives, so you voted for the guy who spent the past decade calling anyone who disagrees with him (normally conservatives) as evil, racist, and supporters of terrorism?

Comment Re:Reagan's mic test (Score 1) 210

If the Reagan Administration was willing to overthrow a democratically elected government in the United States...

Please stop and think about what you just wrote. The Reagan Administration by definition couldn't overthrow the democratically elected government BECAUSE IT WAS THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT. (For the pedantic, yes, Reagan was part of the government, not the whole thing, but North's plan wasn't to arrest Congressmen.)

Comment Re:Wait... (Score 1) 399

That's what stare decisis is for. If a high court rules on something, lower courts deciding future cases are supposed to rule according to how the higher court ruled in the earlier case.

I'm suspicious of your motives, but I have no idea what they are. However, I can't believe you've never heard of precedent.

Comment Re:Wait... (Score 3, Insightful) 399

You're 100% correct in your point about rape investigations, like all criminal investigations, should be a job for actual police and courts with a responsibility to protect the right of the (potentially falsely) accused.


In some states, rape is a capital crime, punishable by death in the US.

is wrong. The only capital crime under any state law is murder. There's a few others at the Federal level (treason and the like), but rape isn't punishable by death anywhere in the United States.

Comment Not a real Democrat (Score 1) 309

It's worth mentioning that Lessig's goals are NOT the goals of the Democratic Party. Democrats claim to be in favor of "More 'good speech' is the counter to 'bad speech.' The government shouldn't be stopping people from speaking 'bad speech.'" This is a pretty popular position; it's also the stated position of the Republican party.

Lessg's key issue is imposing stricter government restrictions on speech. The party elites don't support his plan, the rank and file don't support his plan, and the broad electorate doesn't support his plan.

It's no wonder those guys don't want Lessig as their candidate.

Comment Re:Correction (Re:Not surprising) (Score 1) 100

The State Department has an official Unclassified email system, an official Secret one, and an official Top Secret one. The existence of the three parallel networks isn't itself classified.

Clinton should have used the appropriate official network to send each message she sent. (Secret emails through the Secret email system and etc.)

Instead, Clinton used a private system exclusively. That's 100% wrong. Regardless of the protection on the private server, there's NO SUCH THING as a private system approved for Secret or Top Secret info.

Also, the thing Clinton is being accused of doing is deliberately using the private server to hide embarrassing UNCLASSIFIED emails. The lack of security for Secret and Top Secret emails is bad, but it's incompetence rather than malice. It was her intent to hide from FOIA and Congress, but she got hacked by Russia and China by accident.

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