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by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Do You Discuss Politics on Social Media?
Replies: 23
Views: 2645

Re: Do You Discuss Politics on Social Media?

I am a Luddite... I use no social media and I don't care to. I don't see the point. You know, posting in forums such as this one really isn't much different than "social media." The only difference is specific forums have specific discussion topics. Well that, and you probably know far fewer people...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Do You Discuss Politics on Social Media?
Replies: 23
Views: 2645

Re: Do You Discuss Politics on Social Media?

I do, though not a lot. On facebook, I have been unfriended at least 3 times from what I'm almost certain is politics-related discussions. One friend in particular, who we had been friends for over 7 years, was particularly distraught over Trump winning - she posted that basically it was because th...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests
Replies: 59
Views: 6198

Re: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests

Remember the scene in the movie Tora,Tora,Tora ... where the officer who wouldn't take seriously warnings - by which others were alarmed - was now watching out a window Pearl Harbor and most of the US fleet being bombed by the Japanese? At that moment one of those others looks him straight in the e...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: RECOUNT in 3 SWING STATES - HERE WE GO!
Replies: 174
Views: 16520

Re: RECOUNT in 3 SWING STATES - HERE WE GO!

Michigan election officials have stated time and time again that our polling system is pretty much fraud-proof. Voting machines are secured, and nothing is connected to the internet. Look, I'm no Trump fan (not that I'm any Hillary fan either), but according to our nation's election system, he won b...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Trump Cabinet
Replies: 97
Views: 11006

Re: Trump Cabinet

What about vouchers? Using public money to pay for a private or especially religious education might violate the constitution. As long as it doesn't recognize one establishment of religion over another (i.e. a particular church, synagogue, mosque, etc), it's all good. The Establishment Clause was p...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests
Replies: 59
Views: 6198

Re: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests

Why do you focus on the population part and ignore the overruling the people if need be function? Too uncomfortable to understand that the founders were elites who thought like that? Sure, the majority of the Founding Fathers were what would be considered Elites by today's standards. Yes, they were...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests
Replies: 59
Views: 6198

Re: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests

Clinton are Trump both liars and flip-floppers... We can only pray now. What disgusts me most is the emotional manipulation practiced by both throughout this whole thing. Friendships have been destroyed. Family relationships have been strained. All for what amounts to a big game of rhetoric and slo...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests
Replies: 59
Views: 6198

Re: Hillary Wins Popular Vote = Protests

The Electoral College system has worked as intended by protecting the less populated states from being dictated to by the large population centers. In other words, mob rule. Agreed, but the winner-take-all thing needs a serious looksy. Voters in less-populated states are being effectively ignored b...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Trump University = TOTAL SHAM!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3051

Re: Trump University = TOTAL SHAM!!!

Well being president is probably a step down for him. He may have done it just to see if he could. After that's it's real work. Agreed. When he started touting Trump TV , the bells went off. Had he lost, he would have a pre-assembled audience for his new venture, and the motive behind his campaign ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Trump Cabinet
Replies: 97
Views: 11006

Re: Trump Cabinet

NS8401 wrote:It's not a game...
Post of the week! I'm glad somebody finally said it.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: KKK to Stage a Trump Victory Parade
Replies: 42
Views: 5049

Re: KKK to Stage a Trump Victory Parade

I think there's one fact that people haven't come to terms yet....the industrial revolution is over. That isn't a left-right issue, nor is is a capitalism vs socialism issue. It's just reality. The manufacturing jobs that people are hoping will return haven't just gone overseas....they've evaporated...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Neckbeard wrote:Maybe it was strategic voting to get him elected, too. Maybe some Dems thought that getting Trump elected and showing people 4 years of his administration would show people the folly of the alt-right.
Interesting theory, although I doubt they were thinking that far ahead.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Trump Wins...
Replies: 35
Views: 3452

Re: Trump Wins...

She took him lightly... that was the problem... She reminded me of the condescending know-it-all teacher that nobody liked. He reminded me of the disruptive kid who was always goofing off in class. Nobody in class dared say anything for fear of being sent to detention, but they were secretly rootin...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?
Replies: 7
Views: 950

What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

So here's what happened in states (like Michigan) with open primaries: Thousands of Democrats showed up to vote for Trump in Republican primaries, thinking that if he became the GOP nominee, Hillary would easily cream him in the general election. They called it "strategic voting". I think it's safe ...