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  1. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    I guess the question is whether we think child labor, unchecked pollution and unsafe products are a reasonable price to pay for a) lower consumer prices b) higher producer profits Standard of living isn't tied entirely to money, and even then, some of the sacrifices we make to keep producers happy carry a long-term price tag that consumers will foot.
  2. Guy Chamberlin

    Trump is Racist

    Maybe Kellyanne is just a pale imitation of a human being.
  3. Guy Chamberlin

    Trump is Racist

    At most he criticizes any country that criticizes him, so yeah, he's taken the occasional potshot at England or socialist Scandinavia. He will also hail any North Korean, Filipino, or Brazilian who flatters him. He probably wouldn't tell Kanye or Allen West to go back to Africa. The "America First" doctrine disparages anyone who thinks they can tell the U.S. what to do, and that includes white globalists. So xenophobia is the larger category. But basically he sticks to disparaging the s#!thole countries with dark-skinned people. Because he's a racist. Still, the reason we're here is because the four female representatives in question have self-identified as outsiders in their own party, and Nancy Pelosi had just singled them out for public reprimand. A smarter Donald Trump would have shut up and let that play out.
  4. Guy Chamberlin

    Holy $#@& Phil Steele

    As suggested, I don't know exactly how it will turn out, but given that virtually every contending team will land a big win against a higher ranked opponent, and falter in a letdown or trap game situation, I'm good with the prediction. It's based on the history of college football.
  5. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    "Forced" was the word I used when you said their was nothing to disagree with here. Meaning you also didn't disagree that the middle and working class had taken a hit from 30 years of supply side economics, supposedly designed to lift all ships at sea. So "mirage" isn't exactly a bait and switch. It's pretty well documented. Whatever. The upward flow of money isn't simply the result of consumers rewarding producers, it can also be the result of monopolistic tendencies that thwart the spirit of competition that free enterprise supposedly holds dear. Sometimes we forget that the "producers" also agitate for government intervention, including copyright protection, tariffs, huge amounts of corporate welfare, tax exemptions, and de-regulation. Because the people who have money can purchase more government, the upward spiral can spin out of control. The conservative think-tank movement has successfully convinced hard-working Americans that billionaires are being victimized, and colored socialists want to turn us into Venezuela. I respectfully disagree.
  6. Guy Chamberlin

    Trump is Racist

    You have a point. I think xenophobic is more accurate than racist. Misogynist goes without saying. But it's all part of the same toxic stew, isn't it?
  7. Guy Chamberlin

    Trump is Racist

    I think choosing not to campaign in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania still ranks as a pretty big mistake.
  8. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    No, you literally pretended to agree with me, offered an exaggerated conclusion I didn't make, and ignored every other point I had. There's a good reason you rely on brevity.
  9. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    So you agree that supply-side economics has been a mirage and that Capitalism is forced income redistribution from the bottom to the top? You are coming along, my short-winded friend.
  10. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    Feel free to read and respond to the rest of my post.
  11. Guy Chamberlin

    Holy $#@& Phil Steele

    Nebraska will defeat Ohio State or Wisconsin or possibly both this year. I think we'll beat Iowa, too. Unfortunately, we will probably to lose to one or more of Northwestern, Indiana, and Purdue because that's the way these things usually happen.
  12. I have tons of proof that both Republicans and Democrats have been inconsistent on the issue of immigration, detention, and deportation over the years. That being said, there is currently a border crisis that goes beyond our standard immigration policy to involve a refugee/asylum situation that's shared by many other countries around the globe. It is never an easy situation but it does go to character. While there might be debate over what exactly is taking place inside those detention centers, chances of it being better than we were led to believe are slim. Chances of it being genuinely horrifying are high. I also haven't seen a convincing denial that private companies run by Trump friends and appointees aren't profiting from the willful cruelty --- at taxpayer expense. At which point I don't give a f#&% what Barack Obama did. And given that the President behind the current policy opened his campaign by painting Mexican immigrants as murderer and rapists — and only got worse from there — you're kinda stuck with your worst assumptions.
  13. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    With the stock market high and unemployment low, it will be very hard for any Democrat to unseat Trump. It's a much trickier but more important argument that we actually have had 30 years of forced income redistribution, but for some reason it's never called that when the money is handed upwards. The economic indicators are pretty much in agreement: the working and middle class have taken a big hit from supply side economics, and nothing about the pretty numbers from the last 8 years suggests a sustainable solution. In one category after another, the U.S. is drifting down the ranking of first world nations. It is literally insane how the wealthiest country on Earth chooses to spend its money.
  14. Guy Chamberlin

    The Republican Utopia

    Yeah. Well on his first rodeo, this admitted socialist with little name recognition and no corporate or institutional backing absolutely blindsided the Clinton and DNC machinery by explaining positions Bernie Sanders has held for 50 years to the American electorate. Since that primary surge, the DNC, the media, the moderates, angry Clinton loyalists, and yes, reportedly, even the latest wave of Russian social media bots have promoted a narrative of Bernie Sanders being unelectable and the Bernie Bros. willing to sabotage any other Dem candidate, often using complete fabrication. You'd hardly know that Sander's early numbers continue to hold, and he continues to raise more money from more people than the other candidates. So am I saying even MSNBC would overtly sabotage Bernie Sanders? Yes. Look at the graphic below. CNN and MSNBC do little things like this all the time. It's kinda creepy.
  15. Guy Chamberlin

    Holy $#@& Phil Steele

    8-4 might be disappointing, but it could hardly be WTF. There are too many teams with similar or superior talent and equally high expectations.
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