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  • [Video] Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

    01/20/2018 10:06:48 AM PST · 15 of 15
    Avoiding_Sulla to Lurkinanloomin
    You're correct.

    And your initial response, that it's the future, should suggest to you why they've chosen it. They want us to feel doomed to repression, presumably under their ægis.

    The idea is to get with their program and pass on the desire for better (more modern) times and revert to the more primitive, pristine state.

    Sure, where life was "nasty, brutish, and short."

    See? It's like everything else that the Progs are behind, it carries with it a need to double-think what they are really up to. With their coining of post-modern they have begun to take us back. Like toilets that don't work well. Like insisting we leave kindling on forest and meadow floors awaiting the next spontaneous combustion (let alone a lure to arsonists and terrorists) to destroy homes in addition to wildlife.

    I'm not suggesting you accept their term, but understand why it exists. And indeed you should hate it.

    For myself, because of their ongoing assault on our comforts, I use the term contemporary times instead. I wish to reserve the term modern for a future that is more modern and not get-over-the-pursuit-of-the-modern as they wish.

  • Jerry Brown Blames Fires On Global Warming. Here's Why That's Insane (poor Moonbeam alert)

    12/11/2017 10:31:17 AM PST · 24 of 24
    Avoiding_Sulla to MAGAthon
    Nice Rundown.

    Here's another angle.

    Fuel for Fires, Criminal Negligence, and Governor Brown

    Governor Jerry Brown has been making headlines asserting global warming is to blame for the California fires.

    I'm posting only because missing from the commentary is the recognition that removal of dead trees and brush from the public forests and grasslands has been made illegal by anyone not working for a state or federal agency.

    Such good Samaritan husbandry was made illegal due to law suits brought by radical environmentalists.

    Those suits were largely paid for by unaccountable non-profit foundations.

    • Any suits that landed in front of a judge who might rule against the suit would be dropped, and the costs absorbed.
    • The winning suits were heard before judges with whom the plaintiffs felt comfortable.
    It is a practice that has a seedy sounding label: judge-shopping. This explains why large sources of money are needed for such assaults on normal decent behavior. It suggests one needs a judge who is less than that.

    These suits were won even though the judges were warned that dry brush is fuel for wildfires, and that there are many people with the experience and ability to reduce such risks free of charge.

    But the concerns for wild life, property and human life were all pushed aside. It's hard to call such judges liberal at times like this. If they had a bias, they should have recused themselves from the cases they heard. So perhaps such judges are less liberal and more Leftist?

    In other times, times less under the control of Leftist sinister forces, concerns for human life outweighed whatever other arguments anyone could bring to court.

    Today, not so much.

    Yet even today, were you to let your backyard or empty lot grow uncontrolled, and left to dry out and unkempt, and then a fire breaks out on it -- you would be charged with criminal neglect.

    So why isn't the government and its ruling held to the same standard? Why doesn't the press afflict the governor with questions about his comfort with the environmental rules as they stand?

    Why does Governor Brown seek to lay the cause of wildfires purely at the door of alleged human caused climate change?

    Why does Governor Brown not lay the blame at the door of those whom insisted that the fuel remain on public lands waiting only for the first spark to ignite it all?

    Well perhaps its his guilty conscience. When Governor Brown failed even to utter a harsh word against the Green nutcases who forced public lands to be filled with tinder, he became guilty of criminal negligence, and he left those he is supposed to serve at grave risk.
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:24:09 PM PDT · 5 of 76
    Avoiding_Sulla to Jim Robinson

    BTTT

  • Trump stands by voter fraud claims: 'It's really a bad situation'

    02/15/2017 12:08:21 PM PST · 42 of 42
    Avoiding_Sulla to TigerLikesRooster
    Here's some significant support.

    Apparent Systemic California Voter Fraud and Why It Matters Now Given the Enemy’s Talking Points

      "...So, whenever you hear it repeated that Donald Trump is delusional for saying the popular vote was ripe with fraud, you have this eye-witness account to help you put the detractor in his place."
    ...

    The Left keeps repeating that Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.

    Shown and linked is the official Cal tally: Trump lost CA by over 4 million votes.

    The piece then continues to the conclusion:

      "For those in our society who care about fairness, were we to simply ignore the tally of California votes because it is so badly compromised by systemic fraud, or at best by systemic incompetence, then without even looking at possible (likely?) irregularities in other Dem controlled election strongholds, a fair and decent society will acknowledge — California election officials be damned — that Donald Trump actually won the popular vote by about a million votes."
  • Should the GOP Throw the Match?

    03/28/2016 1:45:04 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    Avoiding_Sulla to Kaslin
      "GOP throw the match"
    Not again! /Rocket J. Squirrel

  • Should the GOP Throw the Match?

    03/28/2016 9:40:26 AM PDT · 16 of 23
    Avoiding_Sulla to BuckeyeTexan

    Including the prez elections. McCain every fired campaign staff that tried to fight properly. Romney went on vacation.

  • Former lawyer for the ‘D.C. Madam’ says names in her records could be ‘relevant’ to election

    03/27/2016 6:21:48 PM PDT · 64 of 104
    Avoiding_Sulla to BlackElk

    That so many forget this or discount it is simply amazing. No matter what we think of him, what are the chances that Obama will allow Hillary to gain power over him in retiremenmt? I say it is slim to none. He knows that it’s dangerous to wound a Queen. He KNOWS they will want to get even with him once they have the power. Slim to none are the chances for Prez Hllary?

  • Trump’s bad logic on 'bad trade deals'

    03/07/2016 12:57:53 PM PST · 97 of 128
    Avoiding_Sulla to Carry_Okie

    “The former is obvious, the most notable being petrodollars. The latter is mostly drug money, which is actually a substantial amount of the total currency stock.”

    Hmmm. Somadollars? It doesn’t quite have the right ring to become a buzz-word to parallel petrodollars. You like puns. Maybe you can come up with good one.

  • Trump Put Through the Ringer in GOP Debate

    03/04/2016 1:50:43 PM PST · 103 of 103
    Avoiding_Sulla to Carry_Okie

    LOL. Is it possible they heard you and fixed the headline? But how in the world did they ever fix the link. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/run-2016/2016/03/04/trump-put-through-the-wringer-in-11th-gop-debate

    Perhaps the Malaprop did not originate at USNWR. ;)

  • Trump Is Now Unstoppable. It's Game Over For Cruz, Rubio, Kasich And Carson

    03/02/2016 11:51:54 AM PST · 409 of 457
    Avoiding_Sulla to Carry_Okie

    It is absolutely horrid how similar the campaign to install Trump is to the technique used to steal the anti-lib recall movement in California by slipping in Schwarzenegger mostly fears about standing firm for principles — and so few recognize it. You are an exception.

    If I were not so easily distracted by my tendency for tangents (I even have trouble not elaborating on bullet points) I could write a book on how the ruling class can never come up with new ways of stealing power and consistently rely on methods of the past.

    But then the number of people who would refuse to be enlightened by the evidence I see from other evidence is enormous to begin with, and it enervates any thoughts I have to find a way to discipline myself. Why bother when the deluded prove every day that they want to stay that way. That book I’ve thought about should not even be necessary if there were more people like yourself — and as you can see even here at FR, they are few and far between.

    When the Clintons and Trump and Soros (or some other similar combination) all appear on the same stage it will be too late.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/29/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · 141 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to LurkLongley

    Pretty hard to disagree with your summation.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/29/2016 8:39:55 AM PST · 138 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to backwoods-engineer

    For the record, it’s good you posted. Otherwise I’d fear that FR had wholly been taken over by the angry and the fearful along with agit-prop and GOPe agents to stir the pot.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 1:57:16 PM PST · 111 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to sauropod

    You are right. All they can do is copy what has worked for power brokers before. You know me a long time. In this season I have reverted to my very first tagline.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 1:49:57 PM PST · 110 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to LurkLongley

    I should have written Latins instead of Latin. I’m guessing you know the difference, but others might not.

    And, BTW, I agree that many who favor Trump are thinking they’re choosing their Octavian. Problem is in the details — “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? “ — and recognizing that an emperor is what the Progs have wanted all along. The GOPe is filled with Progs.

    I’ve recently become a praying man.

    And just to be clear, I’m not yet convinced that Cruz is not one of them whereas I know Trump has been cooperating with them his whole life.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 1:32:21 PM PST · 107 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to LurkLongley

    No. Check your history. G.W.Bush + Obama = Marius. Sulla “fixed” the Latin problem for a time.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 12:23:36 PM PST · 90 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to BlackAdderess

    What doesn’t fall under the authority of the president is of no consequence to presidents who promise to use EOs knowing that Congresses and Courts will roll over.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 12:14:02 PM PST · 85 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to BlackAdderess

    I am sad to say that I mostly agree with your view. On more than one occasion I’ve exclaimed that the republic is toast. But I also know that installing a strongman is not what made this country great. Limited govt did.

    I am fond of the line from A Man for All Seasons. “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? “

    This comes to mind when I heard Trump say he was going to loosen the libel laws. The NYSlimes et alii can take care of themselves but what about you and me? And then there’s is that little development in Europe where people are prosecuted for slander for reading the Koran to the “wrong” audiences. Like Trump would make it possible for Obama’s words to come true: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 11:32:37 AM PST · 65 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to bigbob

    Oh, how could I forget?

    In my last response to you I listed ways that G.W.Bush was Marius part 1, but I forgot to add his refusal to protect the borders.

    One of the biggest complaints against Marius was his granting Roman citizenship to the Latins.

    I find more than merely ironic that the GOPe/Dem alliance is actively seeking Latino citizens. The pattern that was used to eliminate national unity then and has been repeated by our own ruling class.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 11:24:28 AM PST · 59 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

    That was the view counter. It’s now defunct.

  • Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 11:06:40 AM PST · 43 of 141
    Avoiding_Sulla to bigbob

    In my view, Obama is Marius part 2.
    G. W. Bush was Marius part 1. Patriot Act. No child left behind. Refusal to implement tort reform. Refusal to reign in bad behavior at FANNY MAE, FREDDY MAC. Beginnings of bad rules of engagement in war. Many more gifts to Leftists.