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Rubashov

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True, but also there are degrees of each of them. Some people are ore misguided, less informed, and/or more deceived than others.


I also agree, and while I acknowledge people that I often agree with, I try to avoid having personal heroes.


Being POTUS/running for POTUS means having an impact. AFAICT, Trump is the most influential member of one of the two dominant political parties, which again means he has an impact.

Its kinda funny, I think if the rest of the world had a vote, Biden would win in a landslide, he is definitely the preferred candidate of the global community for no other reason than stability and common sense. From a distance, Biden's failure has been that he hasn't been able to galvanise a coalition in government and articulate a clarion vision for the future in government. Now this isn't a very easy thing to do but its made harder against the background of wreckers who care not for the country or the democracy but for their own narrow interests. It is the same behaviour of the communists parties of Europe and the Nazis in the 30's. The unfortunate thing about our press class and a large section of the community is that they can't recognise what it is or lack the courage to call it out for what it is. Until this happens democracy in the west will remain leveraged by people like Trump and Putin. Let me be clear they are both the same.

America I will say this, western democracy will survive without you but as an idea, as a vision for the world the "global west" will not thrive without you. Nobody serves the enemies of democracy more than Trump and Putin, I'm disgusted by the place he holds in your country but I'm not surprised, the political elite who only serve themselves have left the space for neo fascists like Trump to occupy. Its a sad world we live in.
 


The Thriller

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Its kinda funny, I think if the rest of the world had a vote, Biden would win in a landslide, he is definitely the preferred candidate of the global community for no other reason than stability and common sense. From a distance, Biden's failure has been that he hasn't been able to galvanise a coalition in government and articulate a clarion vision for the future in government. Now this isn't a very easy thing to do but its made harder against the background of wreckers who care not for the country or the democracy but for their own narrow interests. It is the same behaviour of the communists parties of Europe and the Nazis in the 30's. The unfortunate thing about our press class and a large section of the community is that they can't recognise what it is or lack the courage to call it out for what it is. Until this happens democracy in the west will remain leveraged by people like Trump and Putin. Let me be clear they are both the same.

America I will say this, western democracy will survive without you but as an idea, as a vision for the world the "global west" will not thrive without you. Nobody serves the enemies of democracy more than Trump and Putin, I'm disgusted by the place he holds in your country but I'm not surprised, the political elite who only serve themselves have left the space for neo fascists like Trump to occupy. Its a sad world we live in.
Thank you for your much needed outsider perspective.
 

The Thriller

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I’m confused. So are conservatives now against local control? Seems to me like New York should be able to make gun regulation laws according to their right as a state to be governed locally. Why shouldn’t California be able to raise the age for certain guns? Do we really want a big nanny state socialist tyrannical government to tell states what to do?

it’s hard to keep up with things. So for abortion states know best, right? But for gun regulation states don’t know best? What is the philosophy here other than provide Republicans with legislation via the judicial branch that they didn’t have the votes for in the legislative branch?



And now they’re doing this? What about your individual rights?

Again, this appears to merely reflect what the Federalist Society/Republican party wants and doesn’t reflect any real philosophy or worldview. This is weird.
 
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Al-O-Meter

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Seems to me like New York should be able to make gun regulation laws according to their right as a state to be governed locally.
Nope. We are a republic. In the United States, the demos do not have the kratia. The US Constitution with its amendments supersedes the will of the people, and the US Constitution with its amendments is clear that New York does not have the power to infringe on American’s rights. Local governments have the power to enact the things the US Constitution with its amendments is silent on, and the second amendment isn’t silent on gun rights.

In the concurrence to the majority opinion, it was fun to see Alito take Breyer to task for defective thinking. Breyer in his dissent pointed to the recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo being proof of this New York state law needing to stand. I’m going to paraphrase but essentially Alito said “Hey moron, Buffalo is in New York where this law was in effect. It clearly doesn’t stop people willing to break the law.”
 

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Its kinda funny, I think if the rest of the world had a vote, Biden would win in a landslide, he is definitely the preferred candidate of the global community for no other reason than stability and common sense. From a distance, Biden's failure has been that he hasn't been able to galvanise a coalition in government and articulate a clarion vision for the future in government. Now this isn't a very easy thing to do but its made harder against the background of wreckers who care not for the country or the democracy but for their own narrow interests. It is the same behaviour of the communists parties of Europe and the Nazis in the 30's. The unfortunate thing about our press class and a large section of the community is that they can't recognise what it is or lack the courage to call it out for what it is. Until this happens democracy in the west will remain leveraged by people like Trump and Putin. Let me be clear they are both the same.

America I will say this, western democracy will survive without you but as an idea, as a vision for the world the "global west" will not thrive without you. Nobody serves the enemies of democracy more than Trump and Putin, I'm disgusted by the place he holds in your country but I'm not surprised, the political elite who only serve themselves have left the space for neo fascists like Trump to occupy. Its a sad world we live in.
Great post. I will never ever understand the infatuation and worship that trumps followers exude on such an obviously corrupt and scummy piece of crap. I mean its extremely obvious how deplorable he is. Trump university? Sleeping with porn stars while he is married? Cheating on 3 different wives (all of whom were pregnant at the time)? All of the many many horrible things he says and tweets? It is shocking that ANYONE would want him to be president.
Some will say "but i like his policies." You mean the same policies that hundreds of other republican politicians would also enact? If you like his policies then get behind one of the other republican candidates that is way less obviously corrupt and douchey.

Trumpers talk of dems cheating and stop the steal. All trump does is cheat and steal. Cheat on his wives, cheat on his taxes, steal from people paying for a fake education, stealing from charities. Even his "stop the steal" fund was literally him just stealing from his cult. Trump: Give me money so I can fight this election in court. His cult: Ok here is millions of dollars. Trump: Thanks for the money suckers, it aint going towards court fees related to the election.
 
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fishonjazz

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I thought that rusty bowers guy was the best so far. very compelling testimony.
 

One Brow

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The left… Don’t like a ruling, dissolve or expand the court and ignore or fight against the ruling. Harassment or murder attempts of justices are fine as well.
Keith Olbermann is not "the left". He holds no office and has no political power. Meanwhile, Mayor Adams was very clear that he would do everything he could within the law., and didn't talk about changing the court, nor ignoring/fighting the ruling, nor harassment of judges. It's like you didn't bother to listen to the video.
 

One Brow

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Alito said “Hey moron, Buffalo is in New York where this law was in effect. It clearly doesn’t stop people willing to break the law.”
As much as I disapprove of his jurisprudence, I truly doubt that Alito is so dumb that he doesn't know the difference between NY state and NYC.
 

One Brow

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... the US Constitution with its amendments is clear that New York does not have the power to infringe on American’s rights.
Except for the police, who are free to violate the rights to Miranda notification of a person they are questioning without consequence.
 

JazzGal

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Shocking that the Supreme Court values the Second Amendment more than all others, and believes that police can do no wrong. Okay, I'm not shocked. Just sad.
 

Bucknutz

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Keith Olbermann is not "the left". He holds no office and has no political power. Meanwhile, Mayor Adams was very clear that he would do everything he could within the law., and didn't talk about changing the court, nor ignoring/fighting the ruling, nor harassment of judges. It's like you didn't bother to listen to the video.
So Hannity isn’t on the right, because he holds no office or political power. So if you hold media influence for the left or right, you’re not on the left or right. Gotcha. If that is your standard please inform thriller, red or fish every time they post with a media personality on the right.

Did I say Mayor Adams talked about harassment? Did I say Mayor Adams talked about changing the court? Nope didn’t. Why are you trying to argue about something I never said?

That video was him stating he would do everything he can to fight against this ruling., legally.

I’m was stating history of the left’s harassment and political murder attempts(baseball and kavanaugh). Maybe States should have laws about harassment, like DeSantis just signed, to stop this ridiculousness. That’s on Youngkin.
 


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