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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:19 pm

Ssanemax wrote:
Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:I just want to see some heads explode, Hokuto no Ken style! :twisted:


ah, we got you pegged, you are one of those people, who want to 'Shake Things Up a Bit'. They voted for Brexit and Trump.

It's not a fucking game. Politics and the way a country are run are Important. The US and UK share the same problem - we have had it relatively easy for too long, and choosing a Government is Boring and Hard if they expect you to pay attention to the detail.

You need to stop trying to make the other side's 'Head Explode' and start trying to find a way to get together to elect someone who at least mildly represent both of you. Or we can spend the rest of our lives being voted by a sequence of mutually antagonistic fruitcakes.

Bored pot calling kettle...

At least Mac kept it short and nonsensical, maybe something to do with bathhouse buffet fantasies?

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Ssanemax » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:30 am

Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:I just want to see some heads explode, Hokuto no Ken style! :twisted:


ah, we got you pegged, you are one of those people, who want to 'Shake Things Up a Bit'. They voted for Brexit and Trump.

It's not a fucking game. Politics and the way a country are run are Important. The US and UK share the same problem - we have had it relatively easy for too long, and choosing a Government is Boring and Hard if they expect you to pay attention to the detail.

You need to stop trying to make the other side's 'Head Explode' and start trying to find a way to get together to elect someone who at least mildly represent both of you. Or we can spend the rest of our lives being voted by a sequence of mutually antagonistic fruitcakes.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:28 pm

Connie would sell hotdogs at the shower line in Auschwitz.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:51 am

Hermit wrote:You want them to actually read something and be well informed?

I admire your optimism.

I just want to see some heads explode, Hokuto no Ken style! :twisted:

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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:28 am

Brony's full on Archie now, like blabbering on about topics he knows not about...

...no wonder he luvs Vlad!

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Bronshtein » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:16 am

Quartering?
Smallpox?

The alleged spread of smallpox to the natives remains just that - alleged.

The whining about quartering derives ultimately from Cromwellian Major Generals quartering of soldiers to suppress the delinquent puritans post ECW.

These moaning bastards were the ones who pissed off to the states with self regard the size of GOD and fucked up the whole of the USA ever after, including running a terrorist organisation to establish the fucking country in the first place.

The third amendment belongs in the 17th century and has as much relevance to Covid as most of the US Constitution has to running a country in the 21st Century.

[Edit - no offence obvs.]

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Hermit » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 pm

You want them to actually read something and be well informed?

I admire your optimism.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:06 pm

Could someone pass this article along to those freedom loving fucks on TMP? I can't be arsed to start a sock...

The Forgotten Third Amendment Could Give Pandemic-Struck America a Way Forward: An overlooked corner of the Constitution hints at a right to be protected from infection.

The Third Amendment is a remix of ideas dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. As the lawyers William S. Fields and David T. Hardy wrote in the American Journal of Legal History, centuries of criticism against quartering had accrued in Britain before gaining traction in the empire’s colonies. After conflicts in North America, including King Philip’s War in the 1670s, New York in 1683 became the first of the colonies to provide legal protections against quartering. In the next century, colonists opposed to quartering would come to feel a desire to separate civilian life from military intrusion, a growing sense that the home was a protected private place, a hatred of standing armies, and a commitment to individual rights.

But another complaint also surfaced during the French and Indian War, which lasted from 1754 to 1763: Colonists worried that quartered soldiers might infect them with smallpox, a disease British soldiers deliberately transmitted to Native Americans.

The eventual Framers of the Constitution understood this fear. George Washington had battled smallpox himself in Barbados in 1751. The mother of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, another signer of the Constitution, wrote of her community in 1760 that a “violent kind of smallpox rages in Charles Town that almost puts a stop to all business.” James Madison never contracted the disease, but as suggested by the Madison biographer Ralph Ketcham, a number of his extended family members likely died from smallpox in the early 1760s, when he was just a boy.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:02 am

kyote, not Kyoto.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:00 am

Drudge Report story states that 57 million have already voted and no sign early voting will slow down.

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