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Spin Zone / Re: Impeachment Inquiry has Begun
« on: September 22, 2023, 07:43:09 AM »
Can anyone help me understand the legalese here?
Would any of this apply to Trump hiring/appointing his kids?  If so, I would have thought the Dems would have made a big deal over it.
I think that the key part of the law is "to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control'.  Trump didn't do that, and neither did FJB.  So the nepotism statute doesn't really apply.  But bribery sure does!

Spin Zone / Re: Joe Biden to Announce Executive Level Gun Control Office
« on: September 20, 2023, 01:10:48 PM »
There are differences between being allowed to do something, being required/foreced to do something, and being prevented from doing something.
Agreed.  But the big difference comes in when it's stated this way:
There are differences between being allowed to do something by the state, being required/forced to do something by the state, and being prevented from doing something by the state.

All rights are absolute, and granted by God.  We agree to have the state put some restrictions on those rights "for the common good".  But when the state thinks it knows what's good for the people, that's when we have problems.  Like we do now.

Spin Zone / Re: Joe Biden to Announce Executive Level Gun Control Office
« on: September 20, 2023, 09:06:25 AM »
no rights are absolute.

My right to life is not so absolute that I can force you to give me a kidney.

rights are in tension/conflict with each other.
All rights are absolute.

I may not be able to force you to give me a kidney.  But the government should allow me to buy one from you.  The government's prohibition against that is the infringement to my right to life. 

If I try to force you to give me a kidney, you have the right to protect your property.

Really, no tension or conflict at all.

Spin Zone / Re: Joe Biden to Announce Executive Level Gun Control Office
« on: September 20, 2023, 07:31:38 AM »
Isn't Hunter Biden now claiming gun control laws are unconstitutional?
I'm actually hoping Hunter Biden wins that.

No he's not!  EVs are not green.  I keep reading that right here.  BATTERIES!  Electric Power plants! Mining!

Being green isn’t the point. Virtue signaling being green is what the greenies do.

Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: September 14, 2023, 10:18:22 AM »

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: September 14, 2023, 05:49:47 AM »
I know that's true.  So it is a shame that most conservatives have to pretend to not care because they think it makes them look like a liberal.
In what way have I lost the argument?  I don't think you even know what my argument is.
Being a realist doesn’t make us look like we don’t care, except to ignorant liberals who bought into the green orthodoxy.

Spin Zone / Re: Impeachment Inquiry has Begun
« on: September 13, 2023, 01:11:26 PM »
I support impeachment, but I understand the electoral concerns. I think Clinton’s impeachment handed him his second term, because democrats rallied around a failing presidency out of anger and spite.

Republicans don’t follow suit. We aren’t fungible, we usually don’t follow the mob, and we are more often than not independent thinkers. That’s why democrats win this impeachment game every. single. time.

I kinda doubt people will rally to Biden the way they did Clinton. Biden is disliked. Clinton had charisma, and appeal, and good looks, etc.  I never saw it but they say he did.

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: September 13, 2023, 11:17:44 AM »
When did all most of you guys become such devout environmentalists? 

I would say most here have been pro environment and conservationists since we were old enough and aware  enough to do so. The fact you would make an issue of it to make an absurd point is demeaning to yourself.

You lost the EV argument, so you lash out at everyone. Typical.

Spin Zone / Re: The disobedient survive
« on: September 12, 2023, 06:49:36 AM »

Spin Zone / Re: Testing the 2A waters
« on: September 09, 2023, 08:59:28 PM »
Just received news that open carry rallies are being organized for tomorrow in Albuquerque.

Good news. Defy her.

Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: September 09, 2023, 04:46:18 PM »
  I don't want one, not now, not ever.  It doesn't serve any purpose for me, and I'm not buying the hype.
And I think the ecological and geopolitical damage from battery production is being hidden from literally everyone in order to further the Green New Deal narrative. 

Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: September 09, 2023, 11:30:48 AM »
I agree that EVs are not for everyone, but why do people feel they have to belittle others because they like the advantages of an EV?

I think the only thing we agree on is that incentives and mandates suck and are not necessary.

I think we feel furious in belittling EVs because they are being forced down our throats. Combine the promises for an all electric military, fighting the internal combustion engine and destroying the affordability of fuel, canceling oil leases, etc., and we are getting sick of having the government FORCE SHIT ON US.

The record is clear:  low flow toilets, incandescent light bulbs, unreasonable mileage mandates, shitty washing machines, and most recently the threat to eliminate ceiling fans and gas ranges, all lead to the conclusion that FedGov won’t wait for the marketplace to make changes - they will force it, even without adequate replacements. It’s only a matter of time before EVs get mandated. Well fuck that. 

Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: September 09, 2023, 11:11:57 AM »
#4 in the USA
Ha!  I love that the first three vehicles are full-sized pickups (with the F-150 on top) and 870,012 pickups were sold compared the the #4 Tesla at 190,500 sold.


Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: September 09, 2023, 10:41:35 AM »
Other than Tesla, Rivian and a few others, most EV manufacturers are tripping over themselves over promising and under delivering.
For now,
- There is not enough charging capacity for everyone to own an EV.  But that is changing.
- Battery technology is emerging (at an amazing pace).  I don't own an EV yet, but when SS batteries become available I might not be able to resist much longer.

I love the idea of EVs, but the technology is nowhere near ready to support everyone owning an EV.  But somebody has to be first.
No, subsidies are purely political.
I'd venture to say that most families (even with just two people) already have two or more cars.  There is almost no valid reason that one of them couldn't be an EV.
That doesn't mean that I think every family SHOULD have an EV whether they want one or not, but there are few valid reasons not to, other than choice.  And nobody seems to care about that (personal choice) any more.  Everyone seems to think that their choice should be imposed on everyone else.

No, you're Government and the Corporations are the ones taking away people's choices. I don't care what you buy. Just don't force me to subsidize YOURS, then force me to buy one.

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