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About Clifford Franklin

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  1. Racism - It's a real thing.

    I'm not sure if this is racist, but it's certainly profoundly stupid. I'm getting really tired of my fellow white guys acting like pompous, victimized a-holes. But Trump's America has unleashed a whole new level of white folks looking around and saying "But what about MY problems?" Not in a "let's help everyone" kind of way, either. More like a "we've been forgotten & abused & we have to take back what's rightfully ours from other groups of people" kind of way.
  2. South Africa government taking land owned by White farmers

    This is a pretty good post. When this turned towards Native Americans, I initially thought about how much of a raw deal they've gotten here. They had their land taken from them and despite being able to have casinos tax-free to make some money, 22% of them still live on reservations. They have less education, make less money and are less healthy than other Americans. Their infants have a substantially higher death rate. Many of them still live in abject poverty & don't have access to the same resources many of the rest of us do. To top it off, they haven't gotten their land back. I view the South Africa thing similar to reparations that many descendants of slave families seek in America. It's not something many families have gotten & a pretty controversial subject. But South Africa has a government that's decided to pursue this. Apartheid is far more recent than American slavery. Is this fair? Not necessarily. Was Apartheid itself fair? Nope. The parties just switched sides. For an interesting corollary to the U.S., Jeff Sessions wants to expand Civil Asset Forfeiture & Congress dragged their feet stopping him when they had the chance. Broadly unpopular, super unfair, happened anyway.
  3. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Rudy is just making crap up now.
  4. A man you can bait with a Tweet

    This whole thing is so stupid. They did it for national security reasons, not political reasons. Because, you know, hostile foreign nations were trying to (& successfully did) screw in our election. There's a long list of ways in which the Obama administration, if it was indeed trying to stop Trump from winning, look incredibly inept at doing it. Again, SO stupid.
  5. Immigration Ban

    This is one more notch in a long pattern of Trump using dehumanizing language about foreigners. Regardless of whether he's technically correct (he is), the bigger picture should be quite clear by now.
  6. Immigration Ban

    It spiked during the financial crisis, but it clearly peaked in 2010-11 & has fallen every year since. Brown took over as governor in 2011. They've posted surpluses every year since...
  7. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    I wonder if the people that say we're hypocrites since we've interfered in other countries' elections think this is fine too? NO COLLUSION! NO COLLUSION! WITCH HUNT!
  8. Racism - It's a real thing.

    I guess when I said that, I meant more run of the mill Breitbart Republican than Trump-loving supporter. I figured the latter necessarily follows the first. But good call. They're not necessarily mutually exclusive.
  9. Should we be surprised?

    Still the best summary of the America's gun control debate (or lack thereof): Ever since then, I watch each one of these tragedies as someone who supports moderate gun control efforts to at least stem the tide of dead children and have to just shrug. The problem is there is no acceptable amount of gun control that's acceptable to gun enthusiasts & gun rights folks, so what are the rest of us to do? The structure of the House ensures they have more representation that won't budge.
  10. Racism - It's a real thing.

    What in the world is wrong with him? He's got a lot of hate & anger in his heart, based on that article. Seems like there is a hole in his life that he is trying to fill with Trumpism & hate of people who aren't like him. Still, he seems like your run of the mill Breitbart, Trump-loving Republican. These are the elements the GOP has coddled for far too long with dogwhistles to get votes.
  11. Dems Rebuild

  12. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Yeah, and I heard on the news yesterday that informants like this typically seek out the agency, not the other way around. Somebody in the Trump campaign likely realized they were in over their head & started working with the FBI because they went into CYA mode. Agree on Comey. He was trying to do what he thought was best to remain impartial, but in the process he deviated from protocol & made things worse.
  13. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Do you think Rudy knows he's moving the goalposts in the wrong direction?
  14. The Republican Utopia

    I'd add that the disparate GOP factions have different endgames, but even the ones that DON'T necessarily want what you described are OK pandering to the voters who do to achieve their own ends. It's a big part of why the modern day GOP is where it's at.