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Comment Re:see if your karma changed (Score 1) 4

My karma is still at excellent, where it has been for quite some time. Even when people used to mod-bomb me (I have old JEs on that, which I'm not going to bother to dig out links for right now) my karma hardly ever moved - and never below whatever the next value down below excellent is.
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Journal Journal: What the? Where am I? 4

I don't know if someone accidentally nuked the mod-ban list or what, but I checked the front page today and I see I have moderator points.

A whole five of them, but moderator points no less.

Comment Re:A troll is ALWAYS under some other rock (Score 1) 25

they appeal to the conservatives, they can "work together". Your assertions to the contrary

I have never accused the Clintons of being actual liberals. You really ought to try reading my comments some time. I gave you credit for your one factual statement of the week already (which as usual appears to have come from you by accident), but that doesn't mean you need to continue spewing out random bullshit in its wake.

That said, it is still official GOP part policy to hate the Clintons at every chance. The main conservatives who find them appealing are the ones from the democratic party (which unfortunately is a majority of that party). The democratic conservatives are too blinded by their adoration for the Clintons to acknowledge that another Clinton Administration is a guarantee of getting absolutely nothing done in the federal government for at least two years.

Comment Re:The bean is ALWAYS under some other cup (Score 1) 25

nothing agitates a conservative like the idea of a Clinton in the white house.

Absolute nonsense.

Bull. Shit.

There is no shortage of conservatives who can hardly survive more than 30 feet from a defibrillator when the word Clinton comes out of someone else's mouth. The rest of them can hardly let the word come out of someone else's mouth before they are already jumping at the opportunity to tell that other person how much they hate anything associated with the name Clinton.

the democratic party is famous for keeping so-called "liberal" policy off the table.

Is that your accidental statement of fact for the week? Liberalism is indeed dead in this country. Unless our country fractures into 2 (or more) separate independent countries, I won't live to see single-payer health care or any of the other standard benefits of the first world in this country (arguably it would no longer be this country any more at that point).

between Sanders and Clinton in the primaries, and the republican won. And since you guys like to float around your little theories, you should dig a little to find some some likely fraud there.

Believe it or not, the nomination is based on who gets the most votes - not the person who gets the loudest votes. Yeah, the superdelegates can throw it but ultimately that wasn't they did not. I made my voice heard, and Sanders won my state. However the national vote went the other way.

his tax returns, which will probably only reveal that he doesn't pay any.

If that was all they had, they would have already been released. The GOP is all about the richest people paying as little tax as possible. More likely he is hiding them because they show he isn't making anywhere near as much money as he wants everyone to believe and is actually managing to pay negative taxes.

Comment Re:What a Waste (Score 2) 852

Lobbyists go around the people, to have your representatives work against you.

Bad media goes around your representatives, to have you work against yourself.

Maybe they're the same in that they're your adversary, but they're also pretty different. It's like saying an enemy fighter plane and an enemy tank are the same. Yeah, they're both the enemy's forces, I suppose...

Comment Re:The bean is ALWAYS under some other cup (Score 1) 25

(and as you noted, even glaring problems wouldn't matter to his faithful fanatics)

Drumpf benefits from two groups of fanatics in this election, one of his own creation and the other of the democrat's creation. Sure, he has a group of crazies that actually latch on to his incoherent and hateful message. However he also benefits from the fact that nothing agitates a conservative like the idea of a Clinton in the white house. He honestly has a group of people who believe that electing him is the only way to prevent the end of days, they would vote for Charles Manson to prevent a President Clinton.

Had he had only the first group, his defeat would be guaranteed and we'd be looking at a colossal tidal wave of returns against him. However as the democrats managed to nominate the very candidate that energizes the republicans more than any other (at least amongst those who are eligible to run in 2016) we suddenly find ourselves with a potentially close race.

The Donald will want to release them close enough to the election to swing the key voters, but without allowing enough time for the dirt stories to get big enough to hurt him. In this scenario

At this point I rather doubt he's going to release them at all. He's managed to avoid releasing them this long, what's a few more weeks? On top of that, he is supported in no small part by a bunch of people who believe the IRS is out to get them - so refusing to comply just feeds into that narrative any ways.

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