Here we go...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by GeneWright, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:14 AM.

  1. toughcoins

    toughcoins Well-Known Member


    More money for the unionized socialist indoctrinators!!! Yeah, that's the answer . . .
     
  2. JoeNation
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    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    So the Right-wing believes education is indoctrination. Explain how these educators failed to indoctrinate you after having gone through the same educational system? To be honest, I'm sure that the learning didn't stick either.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020 at 11:11 AM
  3. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member


    Yeah because science is liberal.
     
  4. toughcoins

    toughcoins Well-Known Member

    No, just the absence of complete information . . .
     
  5. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    God?
     
  6. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    This is one I can comment on. I specialize in school construction. Twenty-five years ago we built a high school in the three to four million range. These days we spend fifteen to twenty million. These aren’t schools as much as they are monuments to architectural creativity. It truly astounds me the effort and cost that goes into terrazzo designs in the floor for example. And I would bet my bottom dollar not one of those kids can tell you what that million dollar terrazzo floor looks like. Heck, a high school went up here two years ago with fountains out front. If we throw money at education, shouldn’t it go towards teachers and textbooks?
     
  7. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    The high school they build in our town nearly 10 years ago, cost nearly 90 million dollars. It is state of the art and a serves the community well. There were those that were older, retired, grandparents that argued that it was too expensive and besides, they didn't have any kids of school age anymore. How short-sighted these people were. They couldn't see using taxes to pay for anything that didn't benefit them directly. They didn't seem to have the same complaints about the large country-run nursing home which is also a multi-million dollar state-of-the art facility. People are not always the best judges of what is good for a community even if they have lived in that community all of their lives.
     
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  8. GeneWright

    GeneWright Active Member

    I'd definitely like to see us all come back together, and I'm totally over the leaders calling each other childish names. I want to turn back if we still can, but I think a lot of it will depend on November.

    I was duped by the Russian propaganda in 2016 that was smearing Hillary, I voted 3rd party. I also had a lot of frustration with the DNC as a whole. I had the privilege of it not mattering (voting in a blue stronghold like Minneapolis) but I still regret it and see the mistake. The point is, I'm willing to accept the Republicans were tricked into nominating/electing Trump. That's okay, we can't move on without forgiveness. That being said, a re-election of Trump would signal that he actually is what the base wants. I'm sure there's many of the more traditional conservatives starting to distance themselves from the party already.

    It will give me a lot more faith in the future of this country if we see conservatives either just this once vote Dem on president or vote 3rd party, abstain, etc. What do you think the odds are on that?
     
  9. toughcoins

    toughcoins Well-Known Member

    While I was not a Trump supporter, and would sooner have voted for many of the other Republican candidates in 2016. I cannot support the Democratis Party platform of this election, or of any election in recent memory. About the only Democratic presidential candidate I would have considered this year would have been John Delaney. That man, for a democrat, at least had his head screwed on straight.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020 at 7:26 PM
  10. GeneWright

    GeneWright Active Member

    What specifically don't you like about the platform? Curious where concessions could be made to convince people to go 3rd party, abstain, or vote Biden in the presidential ballot only. Doesn't have to be exhausted, a few key points would be plenty
     
  11. toughcoins

    toughcoins Well-Known Member

    $15 minimum wage is unacceptable if Democrats expect that the living wage for low income workers is not going to increase correspondingly.

    Similarly, loosening sentencing guidelines for convicted drug dealers is unacceptable.
     
  12. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member


    lower wages create more jobs. <snicker>
     

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