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  1. You wanna see voter suppression? Just wait. The Republicans now have even more control over state legislatures, and they will be gerrymandering even more for the 2022 midterm elections as well as the presidential elections for 2024. The Democrats may continue to win statewide races in states like Wisconsin., Maryland, Pennsylvania, etc. But Republicans will contibute to control all the state legislatures due to their gerrymandering. As a result, they will pass more laws limiting the power of governors and suppressing voting. The reality is, our democratic system will be completely subjugated to minority fascism over the next decade and there is *nothing* the defenders of democracy can do about it. Our republic is on the slide towards authoritarianism. I'm old enough that I will not be here for the worst. But those who do not see the current trend have not learned the lessons of history. Now it is just a race to determine whether climate change or political fascism will be the prime driver for the detruction of our country.
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  2. 1 win and 37 ties. Did Saban have that changed too?
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  3. I think a win means almost nothing but a loss means a whole lot.
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  4. Two embarrassing losses, I was personally embarrassed to see what UGA did to this team.
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  5. Then let's hope like hellfire that we get a big win against the Vols.
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  6. Man, you said a mouthful there. In Wisconsin it's so bad that Democrats can win over 50 percent of the vote but Republicans take 63 or 64 out of 99 seats in the legislature. That sort of hyper-partisan gerrymandering should not be allowed to stand.
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  7. In a perfect world, that would've been Gus' last game at Auburn.
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  8. Baby Girl turns six today shut up I'm not emotional you're emotional gah
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  9. There's no reason to exaggerate or distort when we have the record available.
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  10. Sad my brother. Look at this very thread and there is a handful of the sub 3's that absolutely believe he said it, meant it and does it daily.
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  11. You know, we just had a TWELVE YEAR RUN of crazy people screaming EVERYTHING THEY CAN HALLUCINATE is an "Existential Threat" to Democracy, Truth, Justice, and the American Way!!!! <FER> And of course: EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS HITLER. Trump was an incompetent boob, a failure at just about everything he has done in his life other than conning a lot of people and a few banks out of their money. He will leave the WH Noon 1-20-21 as planned,. nothing will stop that. If you thought otherwise, please turn in your "Adulting Badge." Trump is not Hitler, he is a used cars salesman with WWWAAAYYY too much power, that is all. The man is too f'in stupid to be Hitler. He cant think past the end of his nose. Hitler planned on a 1000 year Reich. Trump plans on a 6 Big Mac Meal before bed. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE USES THE TERM FALSE EQUIVALENCIES IN ITS PROPER CONTEXT... https://theconversation.com/trump-hitler-comparisons-too-easy-and-ignore-the-murderous-history-92394 “Everyone seems to have become Hitler.” Historian Gavriel D. Rosenfeld wrote these words in his study of how the Nazi past has become a recurring theme in contemporary culture – to the point of almost becoming trivial. What is especially interesting is that he had already reached that conclusion a year before Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States. Since then, comparisons between Trump and Hitler – and even between current developments in the United States and the waning days of Germany’s ill-fated Weimar Republic — have become almost daily fare. This is perhaps no surprise, given his unbridled attacks against his political opponents and the mainstream press, his singling out of minority groups as scapegoats for the challenges that American society faces, and his populist, demagogic style more generally. As a historian of modern Germany, I have spent many years exploring the crimes that Hitler and his followers committed. When people make facile comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis, they are trying, usually in good faith, to warn us about the dangers of ignoring history and its supposed lessons. But it is my very familiarity with that history that makes me highly skeptical about the inflationary use of such comparisons. They do more to confuse than clarify the urgent issues at stake. Long history of Nazi comparisons Godwin’s Law holds that the longer an online discussion progresses, the likelier someone will eventually be compared to Hitler. By now, this seems to apply not just to the virtual world of chat rooms, but also to living rooms across America. Comparing politicians to Hitler is nothing new, of course. We live in an age where George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton (“Hitlery”) and Barack Obama have all seamlessly been compared to Hitler. That’s just a few of the more recent examples, but they clearly show just how little value such glib analogies have. The Trump presidency has made use of the Hitler card even more pronounced. Such comparisons have not just increased in frequency and intensity, however. Serious ones are now even being made by leading experts on Nazi Germany. The British historian Jane Caplan, for example, wrote an analysis in November 2016 directly addressing the question of whether or not Trump was a fascist. Caplan didn’t reach any definite conclusions, but she did point out quite a few striking similarities between the rise of fascism in Germany then and the current political climate in the United States now. In short, she feels that America is in a vulnerable position right now – one that radical forces can use to their advantage. A few months later, Yale historian Timothy Snyder published “On Tyranny.” His book similarly concludes that America under Trump bears striking similarities to Germany in the interwar period and reads like something of a how-to manual for resisting the rise of authoritarianism in today’s America. Respectable warning voices like these, engaging in historical analysis grounded in empirical scholarship, give the lie to any fears that Hitler is somehow being trivialized. In fact, such experts are well equipped to communicate to a broader public the potential value of historical analogies. When paying close attention to historical context, analogies can become useful tools – ones that help us understand our present, and perhaps even shape it for the better. Unfortunately, considered analysis on par with that of Caplan or Snyder is the exception, not the rule. That’s no surprise given the frenzied, often nasty character of current political discourse. False equivalency risks trivializing evil The Hitler comparison has, for many, become nothing more than a cudgel for branding someone or something as morally wrong or evil, for making what the Germans call a Totschlagargument: a “knock-out” or “killer” argument intended to end all discussion. I believe there are several reasons why conversations tend to end at this point. For one, few people wish to trivialize Hitler. Just as important: When such accusations are made, those on the receiving end are understandably upset about the comparison. False comparisons to Hitler risk trivializing the horror he unleashed. Here, the entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. AP Photo/Stanislaw Mucha While it seems that many people in the U.S. no longer feel that they’re able to agree on anything – including sometimes even facts – they still seem able to agree on one point: Hitler epitomizes evil. Take, for example, a recent ad campaign by the NRA featuring their spokesperson, Dana Loesch. Loesch describes the current state of American society in almost apocalyptic terms, with ominous background music and blurry pictures of street fighting helping her to make her point. The United States is presented in the ad as a country coming apart at the seams because of liberal protesters. What is especially interesting here is how Loesch begins her rant: “They use their media to assassinate real news. They use schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler!” Loesch clearly finds Trump comparisons to Hitler outrageous – just as Obama supporters found it outrageous when Hitler comparisons were being made about Obama. Let us be clear: Hitler unleashed a war aimed at achieving global domination that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions. This included the industrialized murder of 6 million men, women and children whose only “crime” was being born Jewish. This is not to diminish the horrors wrought by tyrants like former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milošević, former president of Serbia. But the magnitude of their crimes still pales in comparison. And whatever one may think of Donald Trump, he has – although the jury is still out on this one – remained within the bounds of constitutional legality. And clearly he has not been responsible for mass death. Another aspect of our shared cultural knowledge of Hitler is that negotiating with him was futile. In hindsight, historians agree that the appeasement policies of the 1930s were a failure and that forceful means were the only way to have stopped Hitler. No matter how many concessions were made to the German dictator over the course of the 1930s, he wanted more – and he wanted war. This is why, as a historian of the Nazi period, I find inflated contemporary comparisons and analogies problematic. False equivalencies not only risk trivializing Hitler and the horrors he unleashed. They also prevent people from engaging with the actual issues at hand – ones that urgently require our attention: immigration reform, rampant xenophobia, social and economic restructuring in a globalized world, and a loss of faith in government’s ability to solve pressing problems. There is an ultimate reason why the Hitler comparison should not be used as lightly as it often is nowadays. Whenever we apply that political or moral comparison, we set the bar for inhumanity as high as possible. Should the abyss of World War II and the Holocaust really be the main measure for all things political? The danger here is that policies only become worthy of moral outrage if they lead to genocidal violence. One would hope that in the 21st century, our society would have developed higher – or perhaps lower – standards than these.
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  12. I’m excited about this commit from my own backyard. Good job CKB and CCM!! Congrats to Hal Presley and a big War Eagle!! Great decision young man.
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  13. Wait! You mean that Trump did NOT suggest that people actually inject bleach into their veins? 🤣
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  14. In this last election larger numbers of Hispanics and Blacks voted for Trump versus previous Republican's. You want specific things Trump tried to address and I will give it to you. Over the last 30 years we have allowed our Industrial base to crumble along with the good jobs that came with our Industrial bases. A lot of the loss was other countries not playing by the rules (Selling below cost to gain market share, subsidized by their government and financial institutions, forced labor, ignoring pollution standards, etc.). Previous administrations not trying to protect our Industries. When the pandemic hit we found out we design medicine and we do research on new medicines but we don't make them putting our country at risk. Under Trump and his support of fracking we are now energy self-sufficient and not relying on Countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia Iran, Kuwait, etc . We no longer have to fear they will cut us off. He has made a conscious effort to rebuild our military after years of neglect. We have two companies that seem to have an effective vaccine and this was done in record setting time because of Trumps' Operation Warp Speed and because of the hard work of these companies. Most people prior to Trump getting involved mentioned normal time for vaccine from start to utilization is 3-5 years. It will still be a while before we have final approval and enough for all Americans but in the very near future we will have enough for our people most at risk including those in our healthcare industries. We have brought home thousands of military personnel from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. He has slowed down dramatically the number of illegal Immigrants coming to this country. Part of the way he slowed down illegal immigration is by working with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and part is the wall. I think the wall is more effective symbolically then physically but it has served a purpose. I disagree with the way Trump treats people especially those who make the mistake of disagreeing with him, he has made mistakes during a volatile time during the Pandemic some because initially nobody knew anything about the Corona Virus and also he hindered the use of face masks and Social distancing by not setting an example. Sadly I can say the same for a lot of the Democratic leadership who preached a good game but we periodically saw do as I say not as I do. At he beginning Pelosi telling people no big deal lets all go to China Town because when Trump stopped Travel from Chine it was racist. Supporting large crowds for Anti-Trump events but condemning when Trump had ceremonies at the Whitehouse. There is a lot of blame for how poorly we handled the pandemic. The whole world was caught off guard look at mortality rates in most European countries. First the Chinese lying saying it could not be passed from person to person while locking down Internal travel but allowing external travel from China, not having enough supplies at Hospital level, Local level, Stated level and Federal level when outbreak started this was due to many years of neglect both prior and during Trump administration. He also did some good things he worked with companies to start rebuilding our American Industries to make Protective gear, respirators, etc. He has pushed to bring back our Pharmaceutical manufacturing. The biggest thing he did is when he made a promise when campaigning 4 and 5 years ago and said things like I will bring Industrial jobs back, I will quit fighting wars in other countries, I will slow down illegal immigration, I will protect us from Countries that utilize unfair trade practices to hurt US jobs, I will work to change laws that unfairly impact the poor, I will build economic zones to help inner city he has started to do everything he said he would. These are not things you can do in one term or even two but prior to pandemic we were getting Industrial jobs back, he has created the economic zones that have started the process of helping inner cities, he has slowed down illegal immigration, he has brought thousands of soldiers home, he worked with both parties to repeal the Law passed during the Clinton administration and continued through all subsequent administrations that put so many poor people in jail especially effecting people of color, he put Tariffs on Countries that engaged in illegal trade practices. If Trump had not been so egotistical, acerbic and alienated so many people his accomplishments would have allowed him to continue the things he started and he would have been easily re-elected. Trump pretty much did what he promised but his own mouth and tweets are what defeated him. Most people I know who voted for Biden said it wasn't so much because they liked Biden or what he promised but it was because they hated Trump. While I voted for Trump I could understand why people hated him.
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  15. It was a very close election in a few key states. Was there some voter fraud probably there is every election cycle. Was it overwhelming probably not. I believe Biden won I also believe Trump has the right to ask the courts to review information and the courts can decide if it is credible. In most cases so far the courts have not sided with Trump as most of the evidence is somebody saying I saw something without physical evidence to back it up. When it is all said and done Trump will concede begrudgingly. Probably similarly to what Hillary and the Democrats did. What I hope does not happen is for Republicans to be as nasty as the Democrats in trying to say Biden is not the legitimate President. I remember the Steele papers paid for by Hillary and the DNC which have been proven to be Russian Disinformation all to try and say Trump was not the legitimate President. I hope the Republican's will take the high road unlike the Democrats and a lot of the national media. I hope but I don't believe it will happen. I am afraid we will see another 4 years of nasty politics and no healing of this nations wounds as both parties want to win at any cost. It is sad as what I saw in the House races is moderate Democrats and Moderate Republicans fighting to decide which Party would control the House but sadly the leadership in both Parties veering away from the moderates in their own parties. Both parties need new leaders from their moderate ranks people who actually will compromise and work together but it won't happen.
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  16. I just hope the game can be played.
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  17. Winning every game is important. Fans especially CFB are super reactionary. If your team wins, then you feel like you’re going to the championship. If your team loses then everybody needs to be fired and the sky is falling
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  18. It would be way worse if Bo was one of the ones out.
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  19. Should’ve made it to those 11am and earlier government classes.
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  20. Made some at-home Arby’s beef and cheddars.
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  21. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻Please! Please! Pretty Please!!!
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  22. Anyone else going? You can't buy them online, but if you call the UCF ticket office you can buy them over the phone. 407-823-1000 If you are in the Orlando area, buy them up and lets make it a home game.
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  23. No he did not. He suggested that DOCTORS research a safe way to utilize the effect of bleach to attack the virus if that is possible. Only a moron would think it can be accomplished at home with a jug of Clorox. But you just keep on believing that.
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  24. Can’t wait to watch him play! I haven’t watched NBA for years, but with him and Chuma and others in the league I might give it another shot.
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  25. Exactly! We can expect people to lie about what he actually said.
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  26. @SizzleNot sure if you have seen this yet but AU is giving him a shot at football too.
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  27. Those shoes tho..wonder where she gets the attitude
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  28. I kinda thought it was a foregone conclusion that Britt was gone, even with the extra year he could play due to COVID. I rather doubt he is going to improve his draft stock a whole lot by coming back to Auburn another year. And sure, it'd be nice to have him on the team next year, but we'll still have Pappoe and McClain, and maybe Chandler Wooten will come back, as well, to play out his eligibility. If not, we do have a few young guys who can pick up the slack as reserves. I wish KJ the absolute best.
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  29. I just had it for the first time with Old Bay on it recently. Highly recommend. But now I want to try it again while watching Seinfeld.
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  30. Ga. secretary of state says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude ballots By Amy Gardner November 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EST Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who he said questioned the validity of legally cast absentee ballots, in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state. In a wide-ranging interview about the election, Raffensperger expressed exasperation over a string of baseless allegations coming from Trump and his allies about the integrity of the Georgia results, including claims that Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado-based manufacturer of Georgia’s voting machines, is a “leftist” company with ties to Venezuela that engineered thousands of Trump votes to be left out of the count. The atmosphere has grown so contentious, Raffensperger said, that he and his wife, Tricia, have received death threats in recent days, including a text to him that read: “You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it.” “Other than getting you angry, it’s also very disillusioning,” Raffensperger said of the threats, “particularly when it comes from people on my side of the aisle. Everyone that is working on this needs to elevate their speech. We need to be thoughtful and careful about what we say.” He said he reported the threats to state authorities. The pressure on Raffensperger, who has bucked his party in defending the state’s voting process, comes as Georgia is in the midst of a laborious hand recount of about 5 million ballots. President-elect Joe Biden has a 14,000-vote lead in the initial count. The normally mild-mannered Raffensperger saved his harshest language for Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.), who is leading the president’s efforts in Georgia and whom Raffensperger called a “liar” and a “charlatan.” Collins has questioned Raffensperger’s handling of the vote and accused him of capitulating to Democrats by not backing allegations of voter fraud more strongly. Raffensperger has said that every accusation of fraud will be thoroughly investigated, but that there is currently no credible evidence that fraud occurred on a broad enough scale to affect the outcome of the election. The recount, Raffensperger said in the interview Monday, will “affirm” the results of the initial count. He said the hand-counted audit that began last week will also prove the accuracy of the Dominion machines; some counties have already reported that their hand recounts exactly match the machine tallies previously reported. Election officials in one county, Floyd, discovered about 2,600 eligible votes that were not included in the initial tallies because of a failure to upload them off a memory stick. The secretary of state’s office said those votes probably would have been discovered, but it called for the resignation of the county election director. “I’m an engineer. We look at numbers. We look at hard data,” Raffensperger said. “I can’t help it that a failed candidate like Collins is running around lying to everyone. He’s a liar.” A spokeswoman for Collins replied to a request for comment by linking to a tweet Collins sent on Monday in which he described Raffensperger’s “incompetence as Secretary of State.” Collins ran unsuccessfully for Senate this year and is blamed by some Republicans for pushing the incumbent in that race, fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, into a runoff against the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat. His fellow Republicans turned on him, but Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger isn’t backing down In the interview, Raffensperger also said he spoke on Friday to Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has echoed Trump’s unfounded claims about voting irregularities. In their conversation, Graham questioned Raffensperger about the state’s signature-matching law and whether political bias could have prompted poll workers to accept ballots with nonmatching signatures, according to Raffensperger. Graham also asked whether Raffensperger had the power to toss all mail ballots in counties found to have higher rates of nonmatching signatures, Raffensperger said. Raffensperger said he was stunned that Graham appeared to suggest that he find a way to toss legally cast ballots. Absent court intervention, Raffensperger doesn’t have the power to do what Graham suggested because counties administer elections in Georgia. “It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,” Raffensperger said. In an interview on Capitol Hill on Monday evening, Graham denied that he had suggested that Raffensperger toss legal ballots, calling that characterization “ridiculous.” But he said he did seek out the secretary of state to understand the state’s signature-matching requirements. Graham said he contacted Raffensperger on his own and was not asked to do so by Trump. “The main issue for me is: How do you protect the integrity of mail-in voting, and how does signature verification work?” he said. “If he feels threatened by that conversation, he’s got a problem,” Graham added. “I actually thought it was a good conversation.” On the same day that Graham spoke to Raffensperger about signature matching, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Georgia challenging the way county election officials check signatures and allow voters a chance to fix ballots with errors. The suit, filed by Atlanta lawyer and Trump supporter Lin Wood, seeks to block certification of Georgia’s election until all ballot envelopes are inspected. Also that day, Trump tweeted about signature-matching in Georgia and criticized Raffensperger for his management of the state elections: “Georgia Secretary of State, a so-called Republican (RINO), won’t let the people checking the ballots see the signatures for fraud. Why? Without this the whole process is very unfair and close to meaningless. Everyone knows that we won the state.” Raffensperger said he will vigorously fight the lawsuit, which would require the matching of ballot envelopes with ballots — potentially exposing individual voters’ choices. “It doesn’t matter what political party or which campaign does that,” Raffensperger said. “The secrecy of the vote is sacred.” The secretary of state also warned that the Republican attacks on Dominion voting machines could create issues for the state’s Republican U.S. senators, Loeffler and David Perdue, who face runoffs on Jan. 5 that will be administered using the same Dominion machines. Over the weekend, social media posts began appearing from Trump supporters questioning whether they feel comfortable using Dominion machines in the two runoff elections, which will determine which party controls the Senate. “I don’t think it’s helpful when you create doubt in the election process,” Raffensperger said. “People might throw up their arms and say, ‘Why vote?’ ” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/brad-raffensperger-georgia-vote/2020/11/16/6b6cb2f4-283e-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html
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  31. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/07/joe-biden-cabinet-picks-possible-choices-433431 When you voted for Biden, you wanted Mitt Romney in the cabinet...right? Heitkamp? She is on the "Friends of the Earth" Hit List Muniz? Fossil Fuel Lobbyist... Flournoy? She is an endless war advocate. Wrote a book on it...
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  32. Yup, Professor Rednilla schooled me up... I getcha ya now.
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  33. The only way this thread can get better at this point is if a4e comes over here and makes a series of posts only responded to by a4e
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  34. Everything was clicking in that game early. Just fell in love with the early success of the passing game and it ended up backfiring. Without the 3 interceptions Auburn wins. I would say a necessary evil but the loss still stings cause it was one Auburn gave away.
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  35. This one? That is what I was responding to. You can't do both. Hugh Freeze will be at a power 5 school next year. This is the year to get him if you can.
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  36. Show me where in the post you quoted that I said anything about dems. I am merely pointing out that while politicians have the middle class bickering with each other they are taking bags of money to the bank with their cronies. I doubt that you can give an example of any politician doing something that actually benefitted the middle class. And I am talking actually benefitting and not screwing over half of it in the process. Here is a view point, have a thought outside of what talking points have been spoon fed to you. It is quite comical to see seemingly intelligent people on both sides believe the bs they are fed. Funny thing though, this "non-position" as you put it is just the ability to think for myself and not fall for the party BS. If you want to respond to something I said, try to muster up something of value instead of your childish like ways.
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  37. @homersapien Fair points- my perspective is that it took Obama 5 years in office to finally start having the jobs numbers we shouldve had after the recession. Trump nearly matched Obamas best numbers coming off a recession while he, Trump, was in a later business cycle. Being in a later business cycle, Trump found/created opportunity for more growth when many said there wasnt any. In fact, Obama famously stated about the jobs trump wanted to bring back “is he gonna wave a magic wand?”. Trump brought manufacturing back to the US, before he set foot in office his policies were bringing jobs back to the US. Jobs that werent there before. Jobs that future generations can look to for their employment. On healthcare, premiums are not the only measure of cost. In my case, my premiums stayed the same but my coverage worsened. Going from 90% to 80% coverage and a deductible increase from 650 to 1000. My healthcare at the time before ACA was fully enacted allowed me to go to nearly any doctor in the area, after I was limited to about 50% of them. Again, I commend Obama on creating pre-x coverage which is something that will be the norm for my kids, and for putting forth a plan, something Republicans cant seem to do. But ACA was a failure in large. I also dont believe Trumps words divide the nation- I believe the nation is divided and he speaks from his perspective. I also firmly believe that his words are exaggerated beyond their meaning and twisted or taken out of context by the media to further that divide. In my post I asked for things Trump had done wrong and posted some of his positives. The only item you pointed to was the Paris Accord. That is something I disagree with you on also. The Paris Accord limited the US in its production and emissions while allowing China, India, and others to continue to produce with few limitations. Similar to the United Nations dues, the US was the only country to actually begin making progress towards its emission goals. If we enter these agreements and expect action from ourselves and fellow nations- then id like for someone to actual enforce the other nations to fulfill their obligations. Otherwise, we’re a bleeding heart. I dont think Trump cares about me. But I dont think Biden is some bastion of an American Patriot. Neither do I believe that re-entering the agreements Trump has removed us from will give us a firm footing diplomatically. Biden is a sellout in my opinion. And while I hope for success, I believe he is setting us up for failure. Appreciate, your response and conversation, but as I stated above- what, other than your opinion of the Paris accord, has Trump done wrong?
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  38. It’s a “good cop, bad cop” scheme and nothing more. All that matters is their pockets get lined. Sadly though, seemingly intelligent folks fall for the tactics. Too party blind to see they just continue to get hosed only to fall victim again and again.
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  39. Hopefully not Tank or Worm. That'd be another hard watch I'd imagine.
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  40. I agree that if they are the problem then the people are the problem for continuing to elect them. The problem is, they’ve morphed the system into one that makes it hard to break into and get real change. If you haven’t really been able to figure out the “why” to this by now there’s nothing I can say that will open your eyes. I doubt that anyone thought trump was the savior that was going to come along and really “drain the swamp.” The swamp is set up such that, that is probably damn near impossible to do. In 2016 people basically wanted a loose canon as opposed to Hillary. She and the Clintons were/are the epitome of crooked politicians and frankly, people wanted someone they already knew was crooked...but at least he was an outsider. Trump does not care about the middle class any more or less than Biden cares about the middle class. Trump is a symptom of a broken system that has not forgotten about the middle class, but rather taken advantage of the middle/working class for many decades. Both sides continuously cause strife among the working class and create a divide all while behind close doors lifetime politicians pad their pockets and increase their wealth. You aren’t ever going to get rid of the wealth disparity because it is needed to push the agenda of both parties. Trump picked up about 10 million more votes than in 2016. That means even though all the crap in the last 4 years went on, 10 million more people thought he was still a better option than Biden. And the ones that voted for Biden, were basically against trump. You can be disappointed in our country all you want that 72 million people voted for trump. Because on the flip side the same thing is being said about the 77 million that voted for Biden. Then you have some like myself that can’t believe anyone voted for either and that we only had these choices to begin with.
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  41. Doug Jones won because the people who usually vote republican knew better than to vote for Roy Moore. If Jones had been willing to vote against impeaching Trump and and had voted to confirm Kavanaugh then he might be preparing to serve another term. He was unwilling not to be partisan and it cost him. His partisanship may earn him the AG spot, so he may be glad he put his party over his constituents.
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  42. Seriously? You don't see how the last four years of a reality-show-host presidency, along with his ingrained fascist racism could generate such a response? What's hard for me to accept that 70 million people in this country wanted more. We are not the country I (naively) thought we are. Probably never were.
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  43. Here's my take. College football, in our conference especially, is a different animal from what it was in the 80's, 90's, or even the early 2000's. We have at least three of our major rivals who have drastically stepped up their game. The question is, is Auburn committed to putting forth the effort to keep up? If not, then we should be able to maintain mediocrity for far less money. Gus is paid championship caliber money, and has failed to produce championship quality results. No other way to spin it.
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  44. Say what you will about lswho offense, but realize they averaged 42 points a game before us and our first team defense gave up three!
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  45. So, is Fleck now joining the long list of coaches who posters on this board wanted to replace Gus with? I could start with Bobby Petrino, jump over a few to Scott Frost, Jeff Brohm and now Fleck. I suppose when Cristobal loses two games he'll be in the garbage can too. But, we sure have dodged some bullets by standing pat, haven't we?
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