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    Hitler has finally died for good

    RIP to and internet legend. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-47264709 We’ve all seen the meme. But it’s a pretty good movie if you have a chance to check it out.
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    Hitler has finally died for good

    Plot: He’s pissed off that his everlasting effect in cultural memory will be as a meme taken from his greatest performance.
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    The Old Man is Back!!!!!!!

    God, if you can hear me, I don’t ask for much...
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    #7 Nevada @ Wyoming

    Then props to the Wyoming fans. I don’t think I’ve ever known the name to an opposing team’s crowd favorite benchwarmer.
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    Fake Hate Crime

    Dave Chappelle is a national treasure
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    Fake Hate Crime

    Dave Chappelle is a national treasure
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    Fake Hate Crime

    WTF I love Avenatti now!
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    Fake Hate Crime

    Maybe cuz...
  9. I garauntee anyone that can talk sports and have a Stravinsky conversation is still a badass to know.
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    OT: NFL and Kaepernick settle

    Buying the silence of activists hurting your brand, #Merica to the core.
  11. I called Rand Paul’s office again today to thank him for speaking up. I may have to do a few others as well.
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    OT: NFL and Kaepernick settle

    Does this mean the USA solved racism now that Kaep took the check?
  13. On that you were right. And we suck.
  14. Yeah well, they were elite. Are us badasses supposed to feel bad about our badassery? That’s bad for the world.
  15. My point isn’t the damn politicians and media hacks being hypocrites. It’s the everyday voter on the right being cool with this garbage. It can’t succeed if there is pushback from people like them and they seem fine enough with it. This is how we’ll be doing things from now on, and maybe you or others are okay with it, but I think it sucks. Pen and a phone governance is bullshit, especially for such specious reasons as we’ve seen recently. Just forge a crown already, it’s what America wants.
  16. Nope. Mene Mene Tekkel Upharsin
  17. "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin "Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any despotic or oppresive form so long as there is any virtue in the body of the people." George Washington "It is in the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. . . . degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats into the heart of its laws and constitution." Thomas Jefferson "The institution of delegated power implies that there is a portion of virtue and honor among mankind which may be a reasonable foundation of confidence." Alexander Hamilton "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams I wouldn’t say it was a weakness necessarily, more of a gamble that they were willing to risk to see if their experiment might work. Failure would only result in all the other unhappy systems already tried and being utilized everywhere else in the world. They knew they risked a breakdown in the system, but were willing to bet on the people of the colonies who had stood up to overthrew the yoke of England’s system. They weren’t blind to the potential flaws. They saw them as unavoidable but trusted that a free people would value what they valued, and teach later generations to value it as well. And let’s not forget they were hypocrites and they knew it. They expected the “democracy” and republic they were creating to be run by men like them. Educated, brilliant men with the work ethic to also allow them the leisure to also be virtuous gentlemen concerned with the public good over their private interests, the highest form of virtue in their mind. They didn’t free the slaves, they didn’t enfranchise women, they allowed the state’s to decide on whether only land owning males could take part in government. They though that doing otherwise would screw up their little gamble at Liberty. They were right, and wrong, within a two decades. The Federalists, which most founders were save the Jefferson/Madison types, were wiped out due to Jefferson’s populist stances on democracy on self government. The elite gentlemen were overwhelmed by the influx of newly enfranchised voters that were unlike them. But the system survived and thrived. Now...it’s too long a topic to get into why our society has failed to be the virtuous society our founders counted on. But there’s one answer for one of your questions at least.
  18. Joe/Lawlor 2024 Moar Prisons and legal drugs!!!!
  19. My whole point was that at least their was some portion of the population opposed to Obama’s bullshit. Now that portion has waved the White flag on government by the people, they’re perfectly okay with governing by executive fiat so long as it’s their guy, just as Obama’s ridiculous supporters were. There is nobody left in any numbers to justly oppose when the next moron in cheif wants to screw up our economy tilting at windmills fighting climate change, or screw up the best healthcare system in the world upon which all other systems depend for innovation. The fence is besides the point. It’s the white flag by the last side holding these impulses of the population at bay. The American people want a king, they just disagree on who.
  20. It was worth a shot and still is, but that cynical bastard had it nailed down pat.
  21. It’s a huge loss in the end for anyone that gives a damn about the institutions that made us the beacon of the world. Both sides have given up. Bad citizens get the the bad government they deserve. Bulldoze the damn national cemeteries, they died for naught.
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