The Official "Let's Vote Trump Out" Thread!

JazzyFresh

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I don't need your invitation.

But for the record, I work nights. I woke up today at 4pm, it's my day off. I haven't had any alcoholic beverages. I just finished my coffee.

So, try again.
Nah, if you want to discuss the topic I'm all ears. If you want to add nothing, then I can't stop you.
 

JazzyFresh

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Your actual solution was to do "more" that is the extent of what you said you would do.

Holy ****.
Not it wasn't. I gave some solutions I don't have all the answers and neither do you. I know the current solution is not working though. That's been my point since the beginning.
 

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Okay, besides doing "more" I have an actual answer.

1 -- we need shelters to help prevent people from dying.

2 -- In these shelters we need to connect homeless people with mental health resources. In some cases these folks might be a prescription away from becoming functional.

3 -- We need to connect with homeless people in the shelters and in the streets to try to provide drug addiction counseling. But I doubt many will kick drug addiction while on the street, so it would be useful to be able to provide dedicated in-patient drug treatment facilities specifically for homeless people.

4 -- We need employment opportunities focused on hiring homeless people and providing them temporary housing, mental health care and basic resources while employed. Ideally these would be jobs that are almost completely filled by homeless people and are intended as a sort of transition point where eventually they find their own housing (with help) and other employment.

That's for starters
 

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Not it wasn't. I gave some solutions I don't have all the answers and neither do you. I know the current solution is not working though. That's been my point since the beginning.
Saying the current solution was not working and that you would do "more" is the entirety of what you said.
 

JazzyFresh

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If Trump cared about the success of the American people, he would act as if he was at least trying to be a president for all Americans. Even when he talks as if that's who he is, he often sounds stilted and uncomfortable speaking from the heart. It does not come natural to him, which does indeed say a lot about the man. And some of us have had the eyes to see that clearly, for years.

He would actually have received at least a slight uptick in approval among voters who did not vote for him in 2016 if he actually showed that he cared more about all Americans than he does about Donald Trump. But he hasn't. And he never has. At least half the country would have stayed in their seats. Not out of partisanship, but out of dislike of a miserable human being who enjoys cruelty and it's applications. He certainly puts the bully in the bully pulpit, and like no other in my lifetime.

And @Zombie is right, the opposition sitting it out is par for the course. A trip down memory lane....


Further, I believe for Trump, and for many of his followers, cruelty has always been the point. Trump hates the people his core supporters hate. This has long been obvious to me, and the fact so many miss this fundamental truth, and actually think it's great to have a bully(and most bullies at heart are cowardly) as a president says something rather ugly about the United States.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/
What did Obama do?

Did he stick up for Iranian protestors?
Did he pass criminal justice reform?
Did he stick up for Hong Kong?
Is he adamant about the 2nd amendment?
Did he get minorities working?
Did he rid the world of a failed unconstitutional health care plan that literally forced people to pay? The same plan Obqma had his secretary sing up for the last second while he was on vacation?
Did he get people working in natural resources again?
Bring back blue collar jobs(Obama said they didnt exist"
Did he make a trade deal that's supposed to help middle America farmers?
Did he protect American citizens before illegals?
Did he sign am EO combating human trafficking?
Revord women employment?


I could go on Red. All the above proves that he does care. It he a raging narcissistic idiot? Yeah, but to say he has done nothing is a flat out lie. Flat out.

And i maintain that sitting while whole tputomg serious accomplishments is cowardly. You all act like I think Republicans are saints. They're terrible too.
 
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JazzyFresh

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Okay, besides doing "more" I have an actual answer.

1 -- we need shelters to help prevent people from dying.

2 -- In these shelters we need to connect homeless people with mental health resources. In some cases these folks might be a prescription away from becoming functional.

3 -- We need to connect with homeless people in the shelters and in the streets to try to provide drug addiction counseling. But I doubt many will kick drug addiction while on the street, so it would be useful to be able to provide dedicated in-patient drug treatment facilities specifically for homeless people.

4 -- We need employment opportunities focused on hiring homeless people and providing them temporary housing, mental health care and basic resources while employed. Ideally these would be jobs that are almost completely filled by homeless people and are intended as a sort of transition point where eventually they find their own housing (with help) and other employment.

That's for starters
Not so hard, let's get it done! But... Why is it not happening? Is it because our elected officials, Trump included, are too busy wasting millions upon million on gold pens, silver platters and investigations that go no where? I say yes, well partially.

Impeachment is over, now should be the time these people start focusing on us and important matters. But they won't, and we'll continue to support them.
 
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One Brow

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1)so these people are capable of working
2) it's California, Washington, and NY lol of course nothing is affordable
3) agree
4)why is New York at 80,000+? You been there during winter?
5) I'm all for criminal justice reform. I applaud Trump for his actions but it's nowhere near enough.
1) Some of them. Every person is in a unique situation, and very few choose homelessness. The lack of affordable housing is a choice by city planners and developers. New York City has abandoned buildings, subway stations, and other under-used infrastructure. Being on a coast, it's much warmer than cities like Chicago.
 

JazzyFresh

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If Trump cared about the success of the American people, he would act as if he was at least trying to be a president for all Americans. Even when he talks as if that's who he is, he often sounds stilted and uncomfortable speaking from the heart. It does not come natural to him, which does indeed say a lot about the man. And some of us have had the eyes to see that clearly, for years.

He would actually have received at least a slight uptick in approval among voters who did not vote for him in 2016 if he actually showed that he cared more about all Americans than he does about Donald Trump. But he hasn't. And he never has. At least half the country would have stayed in their seats. Not out of partisanship, but out of dislike of a miserable human being who enjoys cruelty and it's applications. He certainly puts the bully in the bully pulpit, and like no other in my lifetime.

And @Zombie is right, the opposition sitting it out is par for the course. A trip down memory lane....


Further, I believe for Trump, and for many of his followers, cruelty has always been the point. Trump hates the people his core supporters hate. This has long been obvious to me, and the fact so many miss this fundamental truth, and actually think it's great to have a bully(and most bullies at heart are cowardly) as a president says something rather ugly about the United States.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/
Oh and i forgot his bill restoring funding to black colleges.

So yeah, I call BS and ignorance on your part.
 

The Thriller

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You have added nothing. I'm waiting for your actual answer. Can you give an actual answer?
When has he added anything to a discussion? I remember a few months ago @fishonjazz basically said the same thing to him. I think we were arguing about Russia or Trump’s asking Ukraine for election help.
 

The Thriller

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1) Some of them. Every person is in a unique situation, and very few choose homelessness. The lack of affordable housing is a choice by city planners and developers. New York City has abandoned buildings, subway stations, and other under-used infrastructure. Being on a coast, it's much warmer than cities like Chicago.
People often think that unaffordable housing only exists in big “liberal” cities. It’s actually happening in red states too. Utah is one of them. Just curious, have any of you bought a home in the past 5 years here along the Wasatch Front?

these two articles are enlightening. This one is about rent:

https://www.ksl.com/article/46541867/unaffordable-utah-housing-crisis-hits-renters-hardest

And this one about home prices is insane:
https://www.ksl.com/article/4668741...-lake-county-are-higher-than-theyve-ever-been
The median price for a single-family home in the county in the third quarter of 2014 was $258,000, according to data from the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. That number has shot up steadily since then, sharply increasing even since the start of 2019: In the year’s first quarter, the median home price was $355,000.
Have your salaries increased at that same rate???
 
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People often think that unaffordable housing only exists in big “liberal” cities. It’s actually happening in red states too. Utah is one of them. Just curious, have any of you bought a home in the past 5 years here along the Wasatch Front?

these two articles are enlightening. This one is about rent:

https://www.ksl.com/article/46541867/unaffordable-utah-housing-crisis-hits-renters-hardest

And this one about home prices is insane:
https://www.ksl.com/article/4668741...-lake-county-are-higher-than-theyve-ever-been


Have your salaries increased at that same rate???
I feel so bad for people looking to buy their first home right now.

I bought my first home about 10 years ago for about 190,000. I could sell my home for about 330,000 right now. I live in K-Town. That's an insane price to live here.

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Stars Fan

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Not everyone is physically and mentally equipped to "pull themselves up by their bootstraps", so what is your solution, Jazzy? To not help people in the hopes that they all die and then the problem is solved?

The War on Drugs helped create this situation. We, as a country, chose to treat addiction with imprisonment instead of treatment. It didn't work, and we know that now. But we are way behind the 8-ball in being able to provide resources for treatment. I work in this area, and the courts are now requiring treatment but there are not nearly enough treatment centers, etc. to handle the problem. So we are still imprisoning people because we don't have anywhere else for them to go. And the problem still exists when they return to society. Second chances are all well and good, but most people do not want to hire felons. They have a difficult time finding housing and jobs, and return to crime because they have no other options.

People only break that cycle when they get a hand up. Providing that hand is a much better and cheaper option than continuing our failed policies of the past.
One of the saddest things I experienced several times while working with the homeless is how often they would "get clean" in jail...and then OD on their release. Their bodies were just not used the same amount of drugs they were taking before jail, or they took more than did before hoping for a big post-incarceration-high.
 

JazzyFresh

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Hey, remember when I was telling you about enabling... Even LA's DEA agrees with me. When you open your doors to "hey come here and do drugs, we'll even provide safe haven and needles" of course addicts are going to flock. This guy has no agenda...

LOS ANGELES - The meth addiction epidemic gripping the homeless community on the streets of Los Angeles is being fueled by Mexico’s Jaliso New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and is being enabled by California’s Prop 47, the DEA said in an explosive interview with FOX 11.

"There’s no reason to be afraid of shooting up in public. There’s no motivation to go to treatment. They used to be given a choice, do you want to go to jail, do you want a felony conviction, or do you want treatment?" Bodner added, "Now, they get a ticket, tear it up, throw it away, and they’re using drugs the same day. So, it has not worked."

https://www.foxla.com/news/meth-may...-cjng-drug-cartel-enabled-by-prop-47-dea-says
 

Zombie

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Hey, remember when I was telling you about enabling... Even LA's DEA agrees with me. When you open your doors to "hey come here and do drugs, we'll even provide safe haven and needles" of course addicts are going to flock. This guy has no agenda...

LOS ANGELES - The meth addiction epidemic gripping the homeless community on the streets of Los Angeles is being fueled by Mexico’s Jaliso New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and is being enabled by California’s Prop 47, the DEA said in an explosive interview with FOX 11.

"There’s no reason to be afraid of shooting up in public. There’s no motivation to go to treatment. They used to be given a choice, do you want to go to jail, do you want a felony conviction, or do you want treatment?" Bodner added, "Now, they get a ticket, tear it up, throw it away, and they’re using drugs the same day. So, it has not worked."

https://www.foxla.com/news/meth-may...-cjng-drug-cartel-enabled-by-prop-47-dea-says
Wait, the DEA is against decriminalization of drugs?? Somebody stop the presses!
 
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