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Re: “Language and Leaders: Trump, Castro, and Stalin

Cracker - Your psychotic powers are well known, but claiming that future behavior as extreme Stalin's and Castro's can actually be determined by some rhetoric (that doesn't rise to the level of calling people "subhuman") is absurd. Trump has been in office 3 years. Where is the censorship? Where are the jailed or missing media editors and reporters? Where are the concentration camps (like FDR's in WWII)? Where is the government control of every aspect of our lives? (Well, maybe the last question isn't so good, but it's not been done by Trump.)

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Posted by ALJ2 on 01/20/2020 at 4:55 AM

Re: “Carb Wars: Why Are Alternative Diets Becoming So Popular?

Diets come and go like the width of men's ties and shirt collars, Beanie Babies, boom boxes, iPods and disco.

People want promised fast results rather than a long term commitment to exercise and a moderate intake of healthy food.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 01/18/2020 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Language and Leaders: Trump, Castro, and Stalin

Interesting piece in a publication which has printed columns calling everyone who voted for Trump "subhuman" and "idiots" (although the guy that lets the Flyer editor fly-fish on his land got an exemption from the "idiot" classification).

It's hard to believe that an actual history professor could compare Trump to bona fide dictators and mass-murderers Stalin and Castro.

Where is his gulag? Where are the mountains of corpses, including a sizable portion of senior military officers? Where are his prisons full of gays? Has his Administration banned free speech, free elections, a free press, free unions and enforced these bans with mass imprisonment, torture and murder?

When publications like the Flyer are shutdown or taken over, when the Flyer editors and staffers are imprisoned (or just disappear) and their families banned from getting a decent education and jobs, when commenters insulting Trump are arrested at 2:00am and never heard from, and when college professors slandering Trump are lucky to become janitors, give me a call. Until then, save the hyperbole and outright fictions.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 01/18/2020 at 8:25 AM

Re: “1917

Sadly, few people my age remember Paths of Glory and very few younger people have seen it. A truly great film on all levels. (If the last sequence of battle-hardened French soldiers listening to a captive German singer doesn't move you, you have no soul.)

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Posted by ALJ2 on 01/18/2020 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Back to the Future in the Middle East

Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election promising to keep the U.S. out of World War I while he and his administration feverishly worked to get the U.S. into the war.
FDR promised to keep the U.S. out of World War II while he and his administration feverishly worked to get the U.S. into the war.
Truman finished up on FDR's massive program to develop atomic bombs and dropped two on cities of no real strategic value.
Truman had the U.S. fight the Korean "police action".
JFK and LBJ turned U.S. involvement in Vietnam from a relative handful of advisors to over 1 million troops in Southeast Asia, with over 500,000 in combat.
Bill Clinton promised U.S. troops would only stay in Southeast Europe for one year - four years later they were still there.
The Iraqis used mustard and nerve gas on Iranians and their own citizens (at least that's what the wackos at the BBC and the UN said). And all that nuclear technology they bought and the reactor Israel bombed were for just in case they ran out of oil. Nope, no reason for concern about WMDs there.
Barack Obama made a campaign promise to remove all U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq; he didn't.
Leftist conclusion from this history: all Republicans and conservatives are liars and warmongers, unlike all Democrats and leftists who are honest and peace-loving.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 01/11/2020 at 7:14 AM

Re: “TVA Approves New Fixed Fee for Electricity

See what happens with "independent Federal agencies"?
Let's do the same for healthcare!

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Posted by ALJ2 on 12/28/2019 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Tribes

And now we believe individual worth and dignity (as a martyr and victim) for someone who creates a fraudulent internet identity to commit interstate felony theft, crosses state lines to commit multiple felonies, commits grand theft auto and attempted murder (he only shot his victim 5 times!), and when he pulls a gun on federal agents, is shot.
So much for boorish and amoral conclusions of PC impulses.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 12/28/2019 at 5:18 PM

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