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    Quote Originally Posted by WFcatamount22 View Post
    I donít do the tribal thing, like 95 percent of posters do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFcatamount22 View Post
    I donít do the tribal thing, like 95 percent of posters do.
    youíre like the Jeff Flake of the boardís right of center, man

    you talk a mad game, claim that youíre a man without a team, but your defenses are consistently towards right wing posters and politics

    you do you, but youíre not nearly as edgy as you understand yourself to be
    We're going to be good again.

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    he isnít self aware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milhouse View Post
    he isnít self aware
    God could you imagine if catamount ever became self aware like SkyNet? Weíd be cked

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFcatamount22 View Post
    I donít do the tribal thing, like 95 percent of posters do.
    votes republican 99.9% of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    votes republican 99.9% of the time
    And this right here is the problem. Republicans love calling Democrats tribal and obstructionist and not willing to even try to be bipartisan, but can you blame us? The GOP agenda means that everyone other than white men lose rights, corporations mean more than the average citizen, grifting and profiting off of the American people, homo- and transphobia, less voting rights for anyone that wonít vote Republican, lying in bed with our countryís historical enemies, alienating our closest friends, incarcerating more Americans, among other terrible things. Why the fuck would we ever want to try to help that agenda get enacted?

    Oh I almost forgot Nazism and white supremacy is back in vogue for the GOP too. Fuck the GOP, and if that means Iím party to tribalism, so fucking be it.

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    Republicans want to cry foul but wonít cross the aisle to try to make America better. They are a parasite and must be eradicated from American politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsesinoDeTortugas View Post
    And this right here is the problem. Republicans love calling Democrats tribal and obstructionist and not willing to even try to be bipartisan, but can you blame us? The GOP agenda means that everyone other than white men lose rights, corporations mean more than the average citizen, grifting and profiting off of the American people, homo- and transphobia, less voting rights for anyone that wonít vote Republican, lying in bed with our countryís historical enemies, alienating our closest friends, incarcerating more Americans, among other terrible things. Why the fuck would we ever want to try to help that agenda get enacted?

    Oh I almost forgot Nazism and white supremacy is back in vogue for the GOP too. Fuck the GOP, and if that means Iím party to tribalism, so fucking be it.
    I read this article the other day, basically saying the same thing, and couldn't agree more

    I Am A Liberal, But Iím Not Open-Minded. Hereís Why.

    It is now popular in conservative circles to turn arguments over to progressives by stating what they believe to be a brilliant rejoinder: ďLiberals brag about being so open-minded, but just look when someone has a different viewpoint! They arenít open-minded at all!Ē

    I am here to agree with them. I am a liberal, and I am not open-minded in the least. I would correct you if you described me as such. Hereís why.

    As I write this, seventeen people, some of them children, have been murdered at school. Again, Congress overs their ďthoughts and prayers.Ē Again, they will do nothing, even though gun legislation has proven time and again to reduce gun deaths. We are a country obsessed with murder weapons. I donít know how to fix this. And I am not open-minded on this issue: I do not care about your guns. There is no argument on earth that will convince me that your guns are more important than my childrenís lives. My mind is closed.

    When two people of the same sex or gender love each other and want to have the same rights as two people of different sex or genders, they get to do that, because they are humans and deserve the same rights as straight couples. It is no oneís business but theirs, and it affects your life in no way whatsoever, except that you get the privilege of another loving couple in your community. This topic is closed for debate with me, and Iím fine with that.

    When a transgender person wants to use the bathroom they identify with, or have protections at work, they get that right. There is no argument against that. Think Iím close-minded on that? Damn right. I have yet to hear a compelling argument against it.

    When unarmed black folks are murdered by cops by the scores, and you hide behind the ďblue lineĒ instead of questioning the institutionalized racism of the justice system, then I have lost my respect for you as someone who will not care for the plight of innocent people. The discussion is closed; I donít need to hear your viewpoint, because racist rhetoric is useless and false. There are not two sides to racism; we decided that a couple centuries ago. Itís 2018; if you arenít caught up, you best get on the train.

    I am not a ďtolerant liberal.Ē I will not tolerate your false equivalencies. Donít know what ďfalse equivalencyĒ means? Iíll help you this once:

    ď[An] argument simultaneously condemns and excuses both sides in a dispute by claiming that both sides are (equally) guilty of inappropriate behavior or bad reasoning. While the argument appears to be treating both sides equally, it is generally used to condemn an opponent or to excuse oneís own position.Ē (credit: Bruce Thompson, professor of philosophy, Palomar College, 2017)

    I will not tolerate your arguments that erase hundreds of years of history, that erase murdered children and broken women. So you can call me whatever you want, but if your insult is that Iím not an open-minded liberal, then I guess youíve won that round. I am not.

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    All of these posts are making Brad cry. He wants the left to be more tolerant and open-minded to people like Matt Gaetz.

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    Tolerance includes being intolerant of intolerant.

    Love includes hating hate.

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    ^

    Thatís very funny and very sad.
    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

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    It just hit me that many so-called evangelicals probably donít know the actual scriptures.

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    that just occurred to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyDeac03 View Post
    LOL. That's hilarious, and very on-point. Someone ought to tweet that to Franklin Graham, Little Falwell, and other fundie Christian preachers so their heads will explode while they watch it.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    It just hit me that many so-called evangelicals probably donít know the actual scriptures.
    ehh, they probably do.

    My experience is that evangelicals would be very familiar with those passages, but they are always delivered through a heavy Americanized and white filter - pushing individualism and a body soul duality to the forefront so many of them understand those passages about drawing lines around who does and does not go to heaven and lessons in personal responsibility (along with "this is the churches job, not the government's" despite the church not doing that job or exercising its power on behalf of the vulnerable)

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    They know the shit out of Leviticus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconSig View Post
    They know the shit out of Leviticus.
    They know a couple of versus. Leviticus is usually where they all crap out on their "read the Bible in a year" New Year's Resolutions around the beginning of Februrary.

    The broad understanding of Scripture for many American evangelicals involves:

    Genesis 1-3
    A few versus from Isaiah that point to a messiah
    The birth narratives in the Gospels
    the crucifixion and resurrection
    Paul
    *some familiarity with the teachings of Jesus' ministry, but they generally place these as secondary to the above.

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