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Drew Linky
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PostPosted: Sep 25 2018 01:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I was never a politically active person in the past, but his presidency is offensive at best. I've actually taken it upon myself to try and get my colleagues engaged as well; an often-cited "red line" that the administration could cross is firing Rosenstein or especially Mueller, who are both important figures in the current investigation of Trump.

If either of those two are let go of, then I'll be going to DC to protest for the first time in my life and bringing as many of my colleagues as are willing to go. It helps that I only live five hours away or so, but I should have been more engaged for a long time now. Can't see a more dire time than now to start doing my civic duty or whatever you want to call it.


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Cameron
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PostPosted: Sep 27 2018 01:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Drew Linky wrote:
I only live five hours away or so

Drew_Linky did you move? Surprised


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Drew Linky
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PostPosted: Sep 30 2018 03:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah man, I'm pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech. Sorry we don't have the opportunity for camwiches anymore. Sad Hit me up if you're ever in the area and I'll show you the best pizza you've ever eaten in your life though.


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Chad
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PostPosted: Oct 04 2018 07:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

Edited for violation of the SydLexia Friendship agreement. - The Mods
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Cameron
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PostPosted: Oct 08 2018 12:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Chad wrote:
Edited for violation of the SydLexia Friendship agreement. - The Mods

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Preng
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PostPosted: Oct 08 2018 08:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Friendship agreement? This actually prompted me to go check the forum rule book. I got nothing. Was this an agreement I absentmindedly signed during account registration? What does this mean?!
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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Oct 15 2018 08:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Drew Linky wrote:
Yeah man, I'm pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech. Sorry we don't have the opportunity for camwiches anymore. Sad Hit me up if you're ever in the area and I'll show you the best pizza you've ever eaten in your life though.

Lmao, best pizza ever in Virginia?! That's a good one.


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Methid Man
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PostPosted: Oct 26 2018 09:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

People like the maga-bomber are the very symptom of a Trump presidency.

I’m shaking my head at how pathetically in denial right-wingers are about this whole maga-bomber incident, claiming it to be a hoax planted by democrats.


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@om*d
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PostPosted: Nov 03 2018 12:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

It doesnt matter. None of this is real.


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Doddsino
Joined: Oct 01 2009
PostPosted: Nov 04 2018 04:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Methid Man wrote:
People like the maga-bomber are the very symptom of a Trump presidency.


Just like the baseball shootist or the neighbor who beat the shit out of Rand Paul are a symptom of the Bernie support? Give me a break.

Methid Man wrote:
I’m shaking my head at how pathetically in denial right-wingers are about this whole maga-bomber incident, claiming it to be a hoax planted by democrats.


And I'm shaking my head at the pathological feeling that some leftists have that it's only the Trump America that is responsible for the shit going on right now. That's not to excuse this dipshit Trump bomber who should go to prison for the rest of his life, but I've seen so many people on the opposite side of the aisle that seem to relish in any acts of violence that the right commits, as if that's even remotely an indication of a percentage of Republicans. As far as denial goes though, I've seen plenty of left leaning idiots justify their violent acts on the strong argument of "shutting down hate speech" or just labeling someone as a Nazi simply because they don't have a good enough counterpoint to their ideological spiel. Are the left just innocent bystanders in this whole thing?

It's as if this rift in our country is just magically going to go away if Trump is removed from office, if the midterms going in the way of the Democrats or if they get their fucking act together and have a sensible candidate for 2020...yeah that is going to fix everyone's problems and everything will be much better down the road. I hate that I have to even resort to mentioning leftist hate acts when it comes to this kind of behavior, since I'd rather not justify acts by right wing psychopaths, but it's hard not to when one side is held to a much higher standard than the other, just like trying to tie this Synagogue shooter to Trump by saying it's Trump's rhetoric that is causing this. Again, there is a reason why people are becoming less and less trusting of the news when it comes to this stuff, especially when they do play a major part in dividing the country, they shove and expect no shove back. If they get shoved, then they react like lunatics.

I'm by no means a Trump supporter, but holy shit does the Democratic Party have some major problems going on. Until you guys get your fucking act together, Trump is going to continue to win.

I think it's very important that we need to quit fighting this ideological war. It's become obnoxious tribalism at this point. I actually lost friends when Obama was President when I criticized some of his decisions, and I know the same thing is happening now on both sides since this ridiculous line has been drawn and you have to choose sides and good fucking forbid if you choose wrong, you will be absolutely persecuted for it and labeled negatively. I don't expect this to go away any time soon, hell I expect it to get worse since it's easier to point the finger than it is to look in the mirror.
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Cameron
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PostPosted: Nov 08 2018 05:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Doddsino wrote:
Trump's rhetoric that is causing this..

No, but it's Trump's rhetoric that is condoning it.

Doddsino wrote:
I actually lost friends when Obama was President when I criticized some of his decisions, and I know the same thing is happening now on both sides since this ridiculous line has been drawn and you have to choose sides and good fucking forbid if you choose wrong, you will be absolutely persecuted for it and labeled negatively.

All of that "persecution" for your right-wing beliefs - it sounds like you have a real hard lot in life. Wink If your friends isolate themselves from you because you insist on believing in garbage, I can't exactly say I'm surprised. Can you just go back to posting here like once every 2 years, please?

In all seriousness, I've noticed a lot of right-wingers making this same complaint, and it's been difficult for me to empathize or wrap my brain around this. When it comes to politics, especially social issues, a lot of people equate political issues with moral issues - and if someone disagrees with you on a fundamentally moral level, why wouldn't you want to stop being friends with them? I don't want to hang around with anyone who thinks I should only be allowed to marry a certain gender.


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Doddsino
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PostPosted: Nov 09 2018 02:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

Jesus Cam, way to miss the entire point of my post. The message wasn't supposed to be a referendum on me at all, but I guess it's easier to try to paint me as some right winger because I pointed to the hypocrisy of both sides seemingly trying to blame one another. I'll once again state that I'm no right winger, nor am I a fan of Trump. You mention Trump condoning the actions of these nutjobs, however I see the same thing on the left when it comes to their hateful actions, but it's easier to pretend like it doesn't exist.

As far as losing friends, that's entirely on them. The whole thing came from me rolling my eyes when Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize while expanding his Presidential war powers and the war itself, however that was too much for this friend to deal with...whatever. The reason I mentioned that was because instead of having a discussion about it, he had already drawn his line and would not in any way have it any other way.

That to me is not healthy. I don't want to live in an echo chamber although from the sound of things, that maybe seems like Shangri La to you. Maybe it's less about trying to wrap your brain around something and more about just relying on the same tired rhetoric that paints that person as negatively as possible.

But hey, if you sleep easier at night believing that those Republicans are all racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, transphobic, Islamophobic basement dwellers, well then sleep tight lil' buddy!!
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jprime
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Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Nov 09 2018 04:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

Alaina Housley, niece of actress Tamera Mowry and her husband, Adam Housley, killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting at 18.
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Klimbatize
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PostPosted: Nov 10 2018 06:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

jprime wrote:
Alaina Housley, niece of actress Tamera Mowry and her husband, Adam Housley, killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting at 18.

LMAO.....

Like, holy shit. LOL. Reading the previous few heated posts and then jprime just slipping this into the wrong thread fucking slayed me.

Unless he was purposely trying to make some comment on gun control...Then it's even more fucking hilarious.


Pretty much the greatest thread of all time: http://www.sydlexia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14789

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jprime
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PostPosted: Nov 10 2018 09:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was not. It really was a mistake.
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Drew Linky
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PostPosted: Nov 12 2018 03:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That is a pretty epic fuck up, but also kind of poignant I guess. I'm afraid these events are only going to get worse--not only during Trump's presidency, but after it. The cultural schism we're seeing here is going to cause so much damage for decades to come.

I really hope I'm wrong, but all evidence I've seen points in that direction unfortunately. A lot of the immediate effects of this depends on how motivated voters are after all of these things. I hope the voter turnout for this year's midterms aren't just a spike in the overall trend.


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quynguyen
Joined: Jan 16 2019
PostPosted: Jan 16 2019 05:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Probable Muppet wrote:
My lord! This guy is so fucking stupid.

"In God we trust".

Hopefully he will die sooner than later and God will pimp slap him in the face so hard that his hair falls to earth.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-is-now-a-candidate-for-president-of-the-united-states/2015/06/16/5e6d738e-1441-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html


haha, thanks you!


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