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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14302) 4 years ago
but this needs to be said. I apologize in advance for needing to resort to this sort of crudeness...

After at least eight years of consuming bigoted, homophobic, gender-biased, Christian-only Kool-aid, the GOP's bladder is full. Mr. Trump has convinced the Kool-aid drinking disciples to place their right hand into the air of his political warm water. The tea-party has become the pee-party. They are relieving themselves on the rest of us.

If we are going to avoid a four-year long golden shower, the electorate needs to grab a clean diaper and swaddle Trump and his follower's temper tantrum. It's uri-nation. Let's do the right thing here.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14302) 4 years ago
Exactly this...

http://billmoyers.com/sto...I.facebook

But here is what no one in the GOP establishment wants you to know, and no one in the media wants to admit: Donald Trump isn’t the destruction of the Republican Party; he is the fulfillment of everything the party has been saying and doing for decades. He is just saying it louder and more plainly than his predecessors and intra-party rivals.

The media have been acting as if the Trump debacle were the biggest political story to come down the pike in some time. But the real story – one the popularity of Trump’s candidacy has revealed and inarguably the biggest political story of the last 50 years — is the decades-long transformation of Republicanism from a business-centered, small town, white Protestant set of beliefs into quite possibly America’s primary institutional force of bigotry, intellectual dishonesty, ignorance, warmongering, intractability and cruelty against the vulnerable and powerless.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14855) 4 years ago
I respectfully have to disagree. The problem is not Trump and his followers, the problem is today's me generation who never takes responsibility for their actions and wants everyone to be politically correct.

Please binge watch the last season of South Park with "PC Principal", as they make my point way better than I will ever do here in a brief post.

The problem is not Trump and his followers, it is the protestors who will not allow people to peacefully assemble in a rally to support their candidate. Do you see a bunch of capitalists demonstrating at avowed socialist Bernie Sanders rallies? Of course not. It is the me generation, who first protested the world economic summits, then Occupy Wall Street, and now Trump rallies.

All because Jerry is dead, and Phish is in hiatus.

Stinking hippies. Get a job.

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Posted by Bridgier (+8441) 4 years ago
Uhm... I know now you enjoy teh trolling Gunnar, but... precisely when do you start this 'me generation' cohort? All those dead kids at kent state look a little long in the tooth to be millenials.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14855) 4 years ago
Hippies aren't limited to those from the 1960s, Bridgier. There are plenty of millenial hippies.

Try walking down the main street of Berkeley sometime.
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Posted by Joe R. Whalen (+217) 4 years ago
Have you visited Berkeley at any time during the 21st century, Gunnar? It's, like, completely gentrified since the .com boom, man.



[Edited by Joe R. Whalen (3/16/2016 12:38:02 AM)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+8441) 4 years ago
That wasn't the point I was trying to make Gunnar - I was trying to point out that the thing you call "today's me generation" has always been there. I'm pretty sure Socrates bitched about the lazy athenian youth of the me generation at one point.
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