The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Flea » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:19 pm

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Yup. That's over in GW's neck of the woods.

I'd actually bet that the dairy farmers themselves didn't vote for Trump. Even though it's a heavily agricultural area, and heavily conservative, the amount of people who have equity in an ag operation are probably less than 15-20% of the population. There's a misconception that Midwestern Farmers were the biggest Trump backers, but in reality, it was people who lived in small Midwestern towns. The biggest Trumpsters I know are small town people, but they aren't farmers. They work in factories, own small businesses, shit - one's even a doctor. Because agriculture is the predominant industry and one that's associated with this area, it gets tied to that movement. I of course know farmers who voted Trump, but I know just as many who didn't. The majority of rural residents aren't farmers, but they're often (especially in western Iowa) very conservative.

Most actual farmers where I'm at (3 hours due east of Sibley, the town in the story) support reformed immigration laws that make it easier to bring people from Mexico here to work in the livestock industry. North Iowa has incredibly low unemployment, so it's virtually impossible to hire locals for that work. As the story pointed out, the farmers aren't hiding their employment of these people from the IRS. They submit W9s, get taxes taken out in their name, and W3s are filed for all of these folks. Now, did they obtain that identity and those documents illegally? Probably, but there isn't really any way for the farmer to prove it, and if they hold themselves out as legal citizens with all of the documents to back it up, then you're going to accept it.

The ag industry needs labor. American citizens aren't willing to provide it. Mexicans are. It's pretty damn simple in my eyes. We have people who want to come here, work, and contribute. Let them. Jesus, it ain't rocket science.


A huge problem (perhaps the most important one) with American farming, food consumption, and healthcare is that the cost of meat products is kept artificially low because of subsidies, tax breaks, and a laissez-faire approach to industry regulation (especially in environmental issues). A pound of ground beef SHOULD cost more than a pound of asparagus. But the American consumer isn't willing to pay the true cost for animal protein.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Flea » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 pm

And the Oscar goes to...

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 pm

so this anti-Cruz ad from Richard Linklater is getting a lot of hype



The ad stars Sonny Carl Davis, who is featured in one of my very favorite (and most quoted- we reference it almost daily!) film scenes of all-time**



I hope you had a helluva piss, Arnold!!!

**=around the 1:22 mark of the scene, take note of the young Nicolas Coppola, as he will billed in Fast Times
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:53 pm

behold, the most bullied person in the world

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:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 pm

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something something tan suit, dijon mustard :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:13 pm

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:Image

something something tan suit, dijon mustard :roll: :roll: :roll:


Is that a vape pen he is giving to Trump?
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 pm

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:Image

something something tan suit, dijon mustard :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:17 pm

pearlbeer wrote:
whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:Image

something something tan suit, dijon mustard :roll: :roll: :roll:


Is that a vape pen he is giving to Trump?


alas, I believe he's showing Donnie something on his phone
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:26 am

Sometimes the headlines write themselves:

Chuck Muth wrote:Adult film star Ron Jeremy now providing entertainment playing Happy Birthday on the harmonica. Only in Nevada!


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Pro-Trump pimp, Nevada GOP assembly candidate Dennis Hof dies after rally, birthday party with Grover Norquist, Joe Arpaio and porn legend Ron Jeremy

Chuck Muth wrote:Just arrived on-scene at Love Ranch Vegas. Dennis died quietly in his sleep. Ron Jeremy found him this morning when he went to wake him to go to a meeting in Pahrump. Investigation still going on.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:25 am

I couldn't quite bring myself to post this in the Grateful Dead thread...

Taper Culture Is Decadent And Depraved

Ann Coulter, who was one of the first people to hear the tapes Linda Tripp recorded of her phone conversations with Lewinsky—simply because, as a die-hard fan of the Grateful Dead, Coulter happened to have a state-of-the-art audio system. People brought the tapes over to her house for a late-night listening party.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:19 pm

John A Arkansawyer wrote:I couldn't quite bring myself to post this in the Grateful Dead thread...

Taper Culture Is Decadent And Depraved

Ann Coulter, who was one of the first people to hear the tapes Linda Tripp recorded of her phone conversations with Lewinsky—simply because, as a die-hard fan of the Grateful Dead, Coulter happened to have a state-of-the-art audio system. People brought the tapes over to her house for a late-night listening party.


Given that those two sentences are the only mention of GD and taping in that War and Peace-length article, you made the right choice

Talk about a bait and switch :roll:

In case anyone doesn’t already know this, Coulter has claimed Deadhead status for as long as she’s been around
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:55 pm

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:Talk about a bait and switch :roll:


I thought Hunter S. Thompson reference would be a clue to not take it too literally, but look how it ended up.

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:34 pm

I have basically given up on the circus. There just doesn't seem to be any point to it all. But this one caught my eye and since it's slightly away from the center of the maelstrom I thought it was worth taking a closer look.

Can anybody explain to me how it is a Constitutional exercise of religion for a non-profit agency receiving government funds to refuse to place foster kids in need of a home w/ Jewish [or Catholic or Muslim etc etc] parents? What tenet is it of any branch of Protestantism which says "though shall not engage in charitable works with people of other faiths"?

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