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Spin Zone / Re: HOLY SHiiii…
« on: October 02, 2022, 02:22:43 PM »

Spin Zone / Re: Hey - great economic news...
« on: October 01, 2022, 04:58:29 PM »
I’m so sick of getting gaslighted.

Spin Zone / Re: War Approaches
« on: October 01, 2022, 04:56:27 PM »
None of this would have happened if Trump were in the White House.  I will never forgive the Dems for 2020.

Spin Zone / Re: Draft dodging
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:51:09 AM »
I have no problem with graphic violence.  Even real life graphic photos like from Ukraine don’t bother me, by that I mean I have no physical reaction, but they bother me a great deal emotionally.  But I’ll watch a war movie like We Were Soldiers anyway, I don’t shrink from unpleasant emotion, what a wuss would I be if I did. If soldiers can go do that stuff the least I can do is know a modicum of what they went through and appreciate it.

However I cannot watch Dr. Pimple Popper.  Squeezing white stuff from a cyst makes me gag.  I can watch videos of autopsies or surgery with no problem.  Cannot handle seeing a pimple popped.  Go figure.
My daughter is a veterinarian because people are “gross,” even though she spent 6 years spending time shoulder-deep in cows preg checking them.

The pimple pop thing I don’t mind. But what is this thing where ads pop up with pictures of toe fungus?  Just typing this out makes me want to gag at that.

Spin Zone / Re: Draft dodging
« on: September 30, 2022, 10:03:09 AM »
I have it also.  It is in the rotation of movies I watch once the wife goes to sleep.

Ha. Me as well. My wife can’t watch war movies; at least modern war movies with graphic violence.  I’ve tried to talk her into watching We Were Soldiers and Saving Private Ryan, but no go.

Spin Zone / Re: Waiting For Ian
« on: September 29, 2022, 11:27:30 AM »
From Joe Bastardi:

2,000,000 without power.
“gentlemen, start your Teslas”

sorry couldnt resist

Spin Zone / Re: Waiting For Ian
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:16:02 AM »
Well that’s no fun.
Depends on who you’re with.

Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:14:58 AM »
New rule:  put the Babylon Bee’s URL above a quote from the bee so I don’t have to read the whole clip and get pissed off because it sounds so accurate in today’s world.


Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 29, 2022, 08:58:49 AM »
For Steingar:

Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 29, 2022, 08:57:17 AM »
Oh, you’re talking about Michael’s sweeping indictments and my “defense” of him (such as it is).  For a minute I thought you meant I was making sweeping indictments of team right.  Sometimes I can be slow.
Of course!

Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 29, 2022, 07:29:56 AM »
In his defense he is one and we are ten ganging up on him.  Doesn’t mean we ten are wrong.  I would like Michael to defend his position and explain why he thinks Meloni, Trump, and all MAGA supporters are “fascist”.

First we must start with the definition of fascism.  Originally it was a “totalitarian political movement linked with corporatism”, especially as applied to Mussolini.  Later racism and xenophobia were added as supposed features and I suspect this is what Michael thinks is the main definition and that it applies to anyone not far left.

Fascism is nationalistic in that it puts the importance of the state over the individual.  This is supposedly the opposite of socialism (communism) but we know that in practice socialism and communism also put the state (collective) over the individual.

In the second half of the 19th century the vast empty western territories were up for grabs by the railroads, who competed to be the first to reach California.  Two railroad moguls, General Palmer of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, and William Barstow Strong, of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, were bitter rivals who hated each other, both racing to lay tracks over the Raton Pass at the border of Colorado and New Mexico to go south of the Rockies and on to the west coast, and to lay a track through the Royal Gorge along the canyon of the Arkansas river to access silver mines beyond.  It was only wide enough for one track.  For years these two men fought literal wars over these ambitions, at the worst point involving armed militias, as well as manipulating what legal authority there was in the territories to outmaneuver each other. 

In the entire history of the United States there are probably no two men who hated each other more.  But the reason they remained such well matched enemies is because they were exactly alike.  Cut from the same cloth, they kept guessing each other’s moves, reading each other’s minds, showing up to thwart each other’s plans just in the nick of time.

This is communism(leftism) and fascism.  Both are a system of privileged ruling elites putting themselves in centralized control of a population.  The two are not opposites of each other but two faces of the same totalitarian evil. The current worldwide conservative-populist movement is what is opposite of them; it is opposed to centralized control, and favors returning power to more local levels.  The left uses “fascism” as a pejorative to falsely paint this movement as something it is not. 

I suspect that Michael and the left think the right in the U.S. is “fascist” because of their recent actions on issues like abortion and gay/trans.  On these social issues they are correct, the right has overreacted to the left’s overreach on these matters.  The right has proposed national bans on abortion, defense of marriage, that sort of thing, because the woke left pushed the issues into lunatic land.

What led to RvW being overturned was the left pushing to legalize abortion in the 9th month.  What led to bathroom laws where you have to use the one you were born as, and don’t say gay laws, was the left’s absolutely insane forcing the issue affecting a tiny minority on all the rest of us, making us change our pronouns - lunacy!

The left is creating an authoritarian right backlash on these issues.  If that’s what Michael means then he is correct but has only himself to blame if he votes for these insane far left Democrats.

But on economic issues the right is nowhere near totalitarian control of the economy, but on the contrary wants to loosen centralized control.  Allow Keystone, allow drilling, cut regulations so the economy doesn’t suffocate, cut taxes to empower the middle and lower classes.  All of this is the opposite of both far left communism and far right “fascism”.
I respect your opinion, but I don’t take kindly to sweeping indictments based on the color of my jersey, particularly when they are based on indefensible, caustic claims designed to impugn my and our integrity.


Spot on. For some reason now I want a Scotch.

Spin Zone / Re: Waiting For Ian
« on: September 28, 2022, 04:28:16 PM »
Check out the speed fluctuations when they are in the eye.  In the late 70's I was based at Keesler AFB and rode with the Hurricane Hunter's through Frederick.  A ride I will never forget.  I still have my headset from that flight.
In a C-130?  At least there was enough room for all the vomit and poop-filled Nomex flight suits.

That is so bad ass. Good for you sir.

Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 28, 2022, 12:22:22 PM »
So, what causes her to be a fascist?  This?

“What’s indisputable is that Meloni is a radical ultraconservative who opposes gay adoption, fetishises idealised confections of a “traditional” family unit she did not herself grow up in, associates refugee arrivals with “crime and prostitution” and rallies against the influence of those eternally slippery, hazily undefined “globalists”. Ahead of the election, she told the Italian people: “Don’t be afraid.””

You leftists have destroyed the impact of terms such as racist, fascist, etc. You have so abused the language that when everything is racist, actually nothing is racist. When the entire right or conservative side is fascist, actually none of us are fascists.

What is most concerning to Europeans is that she is thinking “Italy First,” not “EU First.”  The concept of God and Family is also violent to the left because they believe the State is the Supreme Being, not God, and not Family.

And of course sycophants like yourself ride the wave, parroting what you hear on the CBC or BBC in the faculty lounge, thinking you’re all so damned smart when in reality you are incapable of anything but group think.   

Spin Zone / Re: Italy wakes up
« on: September 28, 2022, 08:48:12 AM »
Only here could the election of a facist be regarded as "a sign of hope"
What makes you think she’s a fascist?  What has she done or said that makes her a fascist? Are belief in God, family and country now fascistic?  Please educate us.

And don’t use the fact that the left wing global media is using that term means she is what they say she is. That’s how mobs are formed.

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