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Thread: Ongoing US GOP Debacle Thread: Embracing Trumpism/White Supremacy/Sedition

  1. #7061
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeBored View Post
    Come on. You used to be smarter than this.

    The design company said it had "no idea" the stage resembled a Nordic rune appropriated by Nazis when they came up with the design. Neither did CPAC when they picked the design from the several the design company came up with. CPAC isn't apologizing for something it didn't do and is a made-up controversy. I don't blame them. I had never heard of the Odal Rune before any of this, much less know that the Nazis had appropriated it, and I doubt anyone at the design company or CPAC had either. It's not like it's a fucking swastika.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac...-symbol-2021-3


    This whole thing is utterly asinine. If you think this is a real story, you are letting your hatred for conservatives color your perception of reality. With Trump out of office, the looney left has to gin up conservative bogeymen conspiracy theories at every turn. This is the lie du jour, you bought it hook, line, and sinker, and you'll buy the next one too.

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    Great find!

  3. #7063
    so we are to believe this was chosen randomly? somebody knew
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    I disagree with you
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    yeah, DEMORATS

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    If you go to a design company for a stage or even a convention booth, they ask you if you have any ideas before they start. Very rarely will anyone give carte blanche without any discussions. That's not how it works.

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    Come on you guys! You don't believe the press releases from the company or from CPAC denying that they knew what they were doing? Since when do press releases lie about embarrassing things?
    Birds are real.

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    Bird is on a roll!!!!

  8. #7068
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Conservatives haven't been so desperate to own people since 1865.
    Some of you are going to get some rep so I can come back to this one.
    Letís get this done!

  9. #7069
    Thread on how MTG and her ilk are holding up the democratic process and passage of the COVID bill by objecting to the unanimous approval bills like proclamations and post office renamings.


  10. #7070
    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaDeac View Post
    Thread on how MTG and her ilk are holding up the democratic process and passage of the COVID bill by objecting to the unanimous approval bills like proclamations and post office renamings.

    They appear to have finally reached the point at which they simply don't want the government to function at all, or be able to perform even its most basic functions. Forget this "small government, limited government, states rights" crap, let's just go for broke and shut the whole federal government down for good!

  11. #7071
    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    They appear to have finally reached the point at which they simply don't want the government to function at all, or be able to perform even its most basic functions. Forget this "small government, limited government, states rights" crap, let's just go for broke and shut the whole federal government down for good!
    Highland, I am not trying to shit on you, but the GQP have been at the point of not wanting the government to function at all for at least a decade.
    Birds are real.

  12. #7072
    I'd love to know more about the "man behind the curtain". There's a 0.00000% chance that MTG is masterminding schemes of how to utilize process maneuvers to hinder Democratic sponsored legislation.

  13. #7073
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeBored View Post
    Agreed. And what makes it all the better is that these are the same people who (rightly) castigate the far right for ... falling time after time for right wing conspiracy theories.

    Physician, heal thyself.
    It isn't a conspiracy theory that they used a nazi symbol for the stage design. Perhaps it was a complete mistake and coincidence but if that is the case than they are terrible at their jobs, which includes messaging.

    When you have an entire movement that is playing footsie with neonazis and white supremacists, the contention that you and Brad are trying to desperately make that it's absurd to speculate that there might have been some nefarious messaging here is kind of silly.
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 03-09-2021 at 09:48 AM.

  14. #7074
    I mean what was the end result of using a nazi symbol as the stage design for a group that is trying to secretly court the support of white supremacists, white nationalists, Neo nazis and general Qanon conspiracy nuts because they need these people to win elections?

    Even if you take the firm's word for it that they were unaware and are taking ownership of the design, was there a collaborative process in coming up with these designs?
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 03-09-2021 at 10:14 AM.

  15. #7075
    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    Highland, I am not trying to shit on you, but the GQP have been at the point of not wanting the government to function at all for at least a decade.
    True, but I do think it's just gotten worse and worse. At least, they haven't been pulling these types of stunts on a daily basis until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    I mean what was the end result of using a nazi symbol as the stage design for a group that is trying to secretly court the support of white supremacists, white nationalists, Neo nazis and general Qanon conspiracy nuts because they need these people to win elections?

    Even if you take the firm's word for it that they were unaware and are taking ownership of the design, was there a collaborative process in coming up with these designs?
    Of course there is. Whether you are having an outside company design a convention booth for $1500 or a 6-7 figure set like CPAC had, the buyer and designer discuss everything from the color of lighting to how to move it.

  17. #7077
    The State of Alabama has apparently had a ban on teaching yoga in public schools for years. Now the Alabama House may allow it, but continue to ban chanting and mantras, all moves would be limited to stretches and poses, and using the traditional greeting "namaste" would be specifically forbidden in the bill. All moves and exercises would have to use English names. It is also forbidden to teach meditation and hypnosis in Alabama public schools - apparently they were all taken out of schools at the behest of conservative Evangelical Christian groups. No way their kids were learnin' any of that weird cult foreign chanting and meditation stuff!


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    Larniní
    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

  19. #7079
    Churches need to lose their tax exempt status. Evangelicals have weaponized their religion and keep using it to take away the rights of others and impose their own ,in my view, warped interpretations of select bible verses.

  20. #7080
    Quote Originally Posted by deaconson View Post
    Churches need to lose their tax exempt status. Evangelicals have weaponized their religion and keep using it to take away the rights of others and impose their own ,in my view, warped interpretations of select bible verses.
    Democrats have "Souls to the Polls". I tend to think nothing should be total tax exempt, given our budget, but definitely think some programs should have a tax break vs. a for profit.

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