Author Topic: Schaden, meet freude (again)  (Read 609 times)

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2017, 05:46:34 PM »
According to polls, Moore's recovering.  The effect of the scandal is diminishing over time (though it seems strange that being a pedo is something the public will only hold against you for a short time) and Trump's quasi-endorsement is putting the idjit vote on lock.

Offline Baruch

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2017, 06:54:53 PM »
According to polls, Moore's recovering.  The effect of the scandal is diminishing over time (though it seems strange that being a pedo is something the public will only hold against you for a short time) and Trump's quasi-endorsement is putting the idjit vote on lock.

Used to be in the South, you married cousins, and married young (well the girl was young, the man older).  That is probably the culture Mr Moore comes from.  Not my culture ...

Is anyone here assuming that most Americans think like San Francisco freaks?  Not that there is anything wrong with San Francisco, or freaks, but they aren't exactly the common man.
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Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2017, 03:20:09 AM »
Normally, I'd say that ship has sailed.  But in this case, that ship has sailed around the world, mutinied, scuttled at an island, interbred with the natives, nearly got wiped out by a mysterious syphilis outbreak, repopulated, and the descendants fashioned another ship and promptly sailed it right into a typhoon.

Not to be too picky, but if the sailors interbred with the natives, they probably had very healthy children.  Genetics works that way.  Otherwise, Right On!
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline trdsf (OP)

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2017, 05:23:34 PM »
According to polls, Moore's recovering.  The effect of the scandal is diminishing over time (though it seems strange that being a pedo is something the public will only hold against you for a short time) and Trump's quasi-endorsement is putting the idjit vote on lock.
It's going to come down, ultimately, to who's more motivated to get to the polls: the deplorables, or those who want Alabama to not be represented by a child molester.

It's chilling to think that the way America looks at Alabama is the way the rest of the world looks at America.  Didn't we used to have our shit together, at least most of the time?  This has to be what it felt like to be living in Rome when they noticed the Visigoths on the horizon.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline trdsf (OP)

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2017, 02:08:42 PM »
Mo(o)re fun... Ol' Roy just said the last time America was "great" was when we had slavery:

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At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was "great." Moore responded: "I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction." The individual who asked the question was among the only African-Americans in attendance at the rally. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he'd be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are "united," an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2017, 09:04:11 PM »
Not to be too picky, but if the sailors interbred with the natives, they probably had very healthy children.  Genetics works that way.  Otherwise, Right On!
The syphilis line is a sailor/STD joke.  But otherwise, you are correct.

Online Cavebear

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2017, 03:57:05 AM »
The syphilis line is a sailor/STD joke.  But otherwise, you are correct.

One of the "benefits" of international trade is that diseases get spread around though many means.  The survivors don't have to worry about the new disease so much.  Every isolated group gets used to some disease vector and survives.  It balances out. 

I'm feeling too lazy to look up who gave who which disease, but I understand that everyone had some to spread to newcomers, LOL!.

And research suggests that my apparent resistance to influenza has something to do with my ancestors surviving the Plague in Europe...  You suffer something, you gain something.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2017, 07:49:46 PM »


As if the pedo allegations weren't enough, the guy is clearly out of his gourd.

Not only is the idea that teaching evolution not related to crime ("if you teach people they came from animals, they'll act like animals" what is this, the 30s?), violent crime in the US has generally been decreasing, though recently there has been a slight uptick.  So this picture of evolution-induced murder and mayhem isn't particularly accurate.

And this goes back to my point about Democrats and Republicans largely occupying different worlds.

Sure, you and I might look at that evolution-murder connection as baffling, but for conservatives who get their views on society from Evangelical Christian sources, it's not terribly uncommon for evolution to be demonized as a satanic, society-destroying menace much like homosexuality or communism.  And they repeat this garbage (apparently without the slightest shred of skepticism) until it seems sensible and self-evident.

This is the gulf of opinion that we have to bridge with these people.  Wide and getting wider all the time.

Offline Baruch

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2017, 10:49:53 PM »
His name is Michael Morell ... former deputy head of CIA, former acting head of CIA ... under Obama.  He is spilling the beans on his inside job to help Hillary, during and post-election.

Much more important than a dirty old man from Alabama.
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Offline trdsf (OP)

Re: Schaden, meet freude (again)
« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2017, 10:38:03 AM »
Well.  All I can say is...



A lovely double loss for Asshole, who first backed Strange, who lost, and then backed Moore, who lost.  And evidence that there may be hope for Alabama yet.  Even though 48.4% of them have no problem with the idea of an accused pedophile representing them.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief