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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Mad_Marx » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:40 pm

The current political climate reminds me of the Southpark episode when they had to vote for a new school mascot. The choice was between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. That's what we've come to Douche vs. Turd. You decide who is who.

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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Jonymoto » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:27 pm

Look on the bright side, if you don't like either candidate, you guys don't have to vote. We've got an election here on the 2nd July and most of us here feel the same way you do about our two major parties. But voting is compulsory here, if you don't turn up, your name isn't crossed off the list and you get a fine if you don't have a valid reason why you didn't vote. Mind you, there's nothing stopping you from getting your name crossed off, tear up your voting papers and walk out.
A year ago we were told we had a budget crisis and we all (the little people) have to tighten our belts. Now the two parties are spending billions to con you in getting your votes.
I think I'm going to come up with a migraine on election day, but keep it to yourselve guys.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by splatterdog » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:39 pm

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Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:22 pm

That was pretty tasteless and really uncalled for, Mike.
I could send something similar about her opponent, but I would not.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by splatterdog » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 pm

Sorry, could've gone either way. If I had a zinger for Trump, I would've included it. They were just described here as douch vs turd. Seemed comically appropriate at the time. For the record, I find both disgusting. Is this really the best we can come up with? I can only hope some charismatic individual somewhere in between our extremist parties knocks them both out. I think Jesse got elected here mainly because of the two party bickering. Problem was, neither party really accepted him and couldn't get anything done. We are so screwed.

Might as well write in Terceldude..

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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Jonymoto » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:26 pm

These guys are all being funded by big corporations or unions for their benefits not ours. If a new messiah was to come, they would find a way to cull him/her.
I think we should help each other with things that's within our control. I wonder how JaredHeath is getting on with his broken transmission? Send us an update Jared. :wink:
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Petros » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:01 pm

there is not much pleasant about this years presidential elections, all of the quality candidates either dropped out or got eliminated early on. for some reason those voting were either swayed by insults and bloviating, and not by rationally looking at the background, accomplishments and integrity of each of the candidates. Normal rules seem to not apply, it appears the primary election has degenerated into a popularity contest voted on by people with extreme opinions without much substance. So this is what we are left with...a boastful ego maniac that has never held an elected office, or an unpleasant person with no real accomplishments and a long history of corruption, lying and cover-ups. this is the choice the primary voters have left us to vote for come the general election.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:09 pm

Be still, my mouth.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by terceldude » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:25 pm

I do not agree with either of you. Hillary will help the poor.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by splatterdog » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:46 pm

Just like her squeaky clean foundation does?

Regardless of who gets in, welfare just helps breed more welfare. Give a man a fish/ teach him to fish... I'm guessing you like free fish?

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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Petros » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:38 pm

Hillary has no history of helping the poor, what makes you think that?

When the economy is harmed, we get more poor. Is that the way to help them?
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:59 pm

This is slightly OT, but germane to the Forum.
I see Petros deleted the "Trump" post that terceldude posted; I viewed it, and despite my opinion on the subject, I completely agree with its deletion.
I've been long tempted to delete THIS thread.
I realize that this is the "Off Topic Forum," but - I just do not think political BS of any persuasion belongs here on our site in ANY Forum.

The huge Miata Club site (http://www.miata.net) which I frequent - and from which I have stolen ideas, posts, and a Forum - has a strict rule about its "Off Topic Forum" called "The Water Cooler," namely that it can involve any topic save politics and religion. This seems eminently sensible.
I will note, however , that it does have a Forum for "Legislation, Politics, Law and safety," with a bold-print caveat of "Enter at your own risk! This section can get highly controversial. Discussions must be car related." Note, however, the last sentence!

I have my own quite strong opinions on politics here (which I think certain others know), and I have answered other posts in the past, but ...

Opinions on deletion of this thread?

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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Mattel » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:25 am

I for one won't be sad to see it go.
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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by splatterdog » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:37 am

Ok, lets get things revved up, but in the spirit of the Miata site.

What will you think when Hillary's EPA forces us to scrap our little gross polluters?

Yes, I just pulled that out of my behind. Could eventually happen though..

Delete the thread or the Dude?

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Re: If You Want To Save America And The World:

Post by Petros » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:39 pm

I do not mind political discussions if they are kept civil.

Unfortunately that seems to be rare these days. There is no point in hurtling insults, particularly at those that are strangers. But that is what passes as political discourse, it does not serve to convince, only to mock. It serves no purpose and only displays something about the person posting insults.

An interesting discussion locally on automobile regulations, that has to do with politics, was a proposed regulation to govern all road vehicles so they can not exceed the speed limit. The claim is that is would make roads safer, pollute less, and save fuel. I say it is all bunk, if they want to reduce fuel consumption why do not they just outlaw anything bigger than a Fiat? It is more about "big brother" and government controlling you, what you can own and do. No thanks, I will keep my old cars thank you.
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