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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    There are plenty of people that don't have 3 years left so it seems a shame to be so cavalier with three years of life even if they are not your last years. That anyone would support that idiot or the party that created him is incomprehensible to me.
    how is saying "not to let politics ruin your personal relationships" being "cavalier"?... just sayn'

    If i were someone with 3 years left (one never knows) I'd hate to waste if fretting, fuming, pissing and moaning about big bad Trumpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Sorry, but listening to a bunch of relatively wealthy, elderly white men, all of them sufficiently comfortable to moan on about just how bad it really is, for hours on end, day after day, sounds in childish pretension. It just does.

    It's a fair callout. You're going to be just fine.

    It's good news. Buck up.
    It is very informative listening to the elderly privelaged elites whining about how the idiot rabble do not know what is best for themselves... pesky thing, representative democracy, they could do so much better.


    and they are so quick to surrender to domestic terrorists, the hard won freedoms in our constitution ... sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post

    It's a fair callout.
    the epitome of virtue signalling
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    The point you might be missing, and what I alluded to in my other response, is that of course we are fine, but many others are not. The policies of this administration are devastating to a lot of people, whether their families have been split by ICE, or their children have been shot in school, or their financial lifeline has gone away or they canít get healthcare, or by dozens of other programs that you and I donít need, but they do. It has always seemed to me that the biggest difference between conservatives and liberals comes down to selfishness or generosity. But youíve got yours, so youíre doing just fine.
    More like greediness, akin to gluttony, instead of selfishness.

    Being sensitive to the plight of those left to their own meager resources, speaks of a deeper awareness, of a sense of justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the epitome of virtue signalling
    I'm just trying to help. but as far as that goes, it isn't like you have succumbed to despair. You're not a snowflake, suffering and needing to "cope." Because to do so would be silly. True?

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    So, Daniel what would you do with your last three years? Amass some money? Worry about how to settle your estate? Help someone less fortunate than yourself?

    I personally don't worry about trump at all, but his base, full of ignorance, spite and avarice?
    That is a cause for worry. I worry about the ignorance that has provided them with a path to power.

    As far as personal relationships? If someone I knew and had a relationship with voted for that moron or any of his ilk, that would be the end of it. Nothing cavalier about it.

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    ďThe best lack all conviction, and the worst
    Are full of hideous certainty.Ē

    I donít have a Trump. So I am luckier than those of my friends who do have to suffer this daily insult to common sense and common decency.

    I donít have a Duterte. So I am much luckier than those of my friends who are seeing all of their nationís US style constitutional checks and balances subverted, thousands of their fellow citizens gunned down in the streets by the Police (who get a bounty for each corpse), and their nation sold to China, in plain sight, by a self confessed murderer.

    i just have a bunch of thirty five right wing extremist Members of Parliament who have taken control of the once respectable Conservative Party, the oldest continuously organised party in any representative democracy, and who are set on a path of wanton destruction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    There are plenty of people that don't have 3 years left so it seems a shame to be so cavalier with three years of life even if they are not your last years.
    Even better reason to enjoy life and not alienate family and friends.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    I guess it is its own form of luxury, this perception that Trump is doing beautifully, as might be measured by his reception at CPAC yesterday and other indicia of policy implementation. The press conference with Mr. Turnbull, too, speaks well of how things are going.

    Cope? Trump is hitting his stride. It's a beautiful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    It is very informative listening to the elderly privelaged elites whining about how the idiot rabble do not know what is best for themselves... pesky thing, representative democracy, they could do so much better.


    and they are so quick to surrender to domestic terrorists, the hard won freedoms in our constitution ... sad.
    Sigh... Why do we even try to reason with folk like Daniel and Sky? They are closed minded and totally resistant to any change. Like talking to a brick wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erster View Post
    Call it whatever you wish. But its surely not some classic sitting in some boatyard rotting away. I see you guys are still camped out in your comfy chairs complaining about the tough life that you are dealing with. What a pretty early spring day it was for us today. And with some help from the good Lord tomorrow, we will experience more of the same. If I could figure out how to can it I would send it to some of you guys.
    I seem to remember some story, about Nero... a fiddle... and some sort of fire.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Quote Originally Posted by erster View Post
    Call it whatever you wish. But its surely not some classic sitting in some boatyard rotting away. I see you guys are still camped out in your comfy chairs complaining about the tough life that you are dealing with. What a pretty early spring day it was for us today. And with some help from the good Lord tomorrow, we will experience more of the same. If I could figure out how to can it I would send it to some of you guys.
    the best machine yet for bottling sunshine and good times!


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    Well, some go on living best they can, some spend their idle hours posting anti Trump stuff, others handle it more responsibly:

    Ratus ratus bilgeous snipeous!

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    Bob,

    Picture her as an old rich white dude with a computer and a WBF account, and you get 90% of the Bilge.
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    I have to say I admire her for a statement almost more artistic than political, indeed, all the more so for her relatively sober disposition in performance.

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    she reminds me of daniel, entirely ridiculous. . .

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    I don't have a Trump
    You have a Farage, whom history will show to be of the most influential Western politicians of the modern era; indeed, his consequence may eclipse Trump's own in certain respects. I suggest you've plenty to "cope" with.

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    The most interesting aspect of Farage is just how much he made of a grubby little post in Brussels. Consider his outsize influence globally in light of the fact that he hasn't even held a meaningful national office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    The point you might be missing, and what I alluded to in my other response, is that of course we are fine, but many others are not. The policies of this administration are devastating to a lot of people, whether their families have been split by ICE, or their children have been shot in school, or their financial lifeline has gone away or they can’t get healthcare, or by dozens of other programs that you and I don’t need, but they do. It has always seemed to me that the biggest difference between conservatives and liberals comes down to selfishness or generosity. But you’ve got yours, so you’re doing just fine.
    Isn't it Remarkable.

    Of course reds have the "I got mine, screw you" attitude, but now they try to impute it to everyone else too. "You've got yours, screw them."
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    I'm back to watching the late night comedians, so much good material now.

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    ... Like talking to a brick wall.
    with the blessed exception being brick walls don't respond with inanities..

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    I am coping fine.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    This thread is hilarious!!! Thanks for the laugh!

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    Having lived in Wyoming (one of the reddest states on the US map) and worked as an activist/lobbyist for conservation against a state government and legislature dominated (and corrupted) by mining and energy interests, I'm used to being ignored, marginalized, insulted, and threatened.

    It makes me sad to see the US government controlled by persons just as false and foul as those who rule my native state. But the years have toughened me up. My values are not theirs, nor is my character a reflection of theirs, except as I tend to resist most of what they stand for. I live in a real place in a real world: weather, trees, wild animals, and friends.

    It seems to me harder to be bad and to maintain that state of evil, than to be good, honest, and compassionate. My hope is that the badness will prove, in the long run, ineffective, and will collapse of its own stinking weight.
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    ...will collapse of its own stinking weight.

    And that we'll be able to, in some way, repair the damage.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    I guess it is its own form of luxury, this perception that Trump is doing beautifully, as might be measured by his reception at CPAC yesterday and other indicia of policy implementation. The press conference with Mr. Turnbull, too, speaks well of how things are going.

    Cope? Trump is hitting his stride. It's a beautiful thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    You have a Farage, whom history will show to be of the most influential Western politicians of the modern era; indeed, his consequence may eclipse Trump's own in certain respects. I suggest you've plenty to "cope" with.
    Any one got any idea what planet this person is on?
    Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    And that we'll be able to, in some way, repair the damage.
    My scientific background tells me that it's too late.

    We had a slim chance and now that's gone, thanks to Reagan, and two Bushes (the Bad and the Worse), and more recently to Trump and Pruitt and their wrecking crew.
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    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Snowflake update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Snowflake update
    They are hardly ever really symmetrical.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    America is never going to be great again.

    We have had our day in the sun.

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