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If Trump is investigating a pedophile ring, he would know it. Why doesn't anyone in the media ask him if it's true?

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Okay, this getting serious. Several sources are claiming that the stolen documents are related to secret nuclear weapons. Can we start talking about treason now?

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Prediction: Trump is giving classified info to the Saudis. That is what the search is about.

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Puritan Quakers? In what country? The candidate is dumb as a box of rocks, but I expected a litye more of Carlson.

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Not to mention many of the founders were Deists not Christians.

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If you total it up, Trump pleaded the 2,225th amendment. Pretty impressive.

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Do people like Joe Kent even understand the meaning of JUDEO-Christian?

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Who renders the verdict in a case where the Presidential Records act is violated? Is it a judge or a jury?

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Well, it's begun - the FBI office in Cincinnati has been attacked by a shooter in body armor.Thank you, Trump, Greene, Rudy, Sydney, McConnell, McCarthy, Graham, Tucker, Sean, etc., etc., etc. A plague on all your houses! to quote Shakespeare. May your names go down in history as the Benedict Arnolds of this century. And the same to ANYONE who dares to say Trump was bad, but I'll vote for him anyway!

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We will see more of this as a-holes like Cruz, Rand, and all the rest continue to rile up these morons. They need to be held responsible.

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The Republican party has become completely decadent. Thirty percent, maybe even fifty percent, are all in on the destruction of constitutional democracy and the rule of law. And all of the rest, with the merest handful of exceptions, are willing to stand by and just watch it happen.

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Might have been posted already by someone, but an armed man attacked the FBI building in Cincy today. Too soon to say if it was in response to the FBI planting evidence at Trump's home.

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Man JVL, how can you even be friendly with Tucker Carlson? He knows exactly what he is doing and does it anyway. He is not using a gun. But he is robbing the identity of white people in America with his culture war. I'm raised in a city and end up taking ultra urban and my friends come from black neighborhoods where gangs proliferate. My support of BLM is a push back of police brutality witnessed first hand. My support does not automatically designate all police as bad (it designates state sanctioned power as bad). It also does not let black communities off the hook for its own street justice brutality. In fact, supporting BLM is a way of calling out the glorification of gang violence as well. But it most assuredly in no way is a form of me self hating myself by the mere fact that I am white and I support a organization that is attempting to symbolize peace within its own communities whether its gangs or police. The problem is that Tucker looks at that and in the limited scope of his life experience sees it as anti-white instead of anti-brutality. And so in its very emanation his viewpoint is the one that is couched in race and inherently racist. The same can be said of my own sister who lamented to me once in front of her own children, "that nobody should be able to say the "N-word" not even black people" because its a bad word. She was making a moral equivalency and completely missing the point of her own limited life experience. I did not expect her to get the kinds of people that I chose to walk through life with. However, missing the concept is bluntly ignorant. Black culture has taken a completely negative word used to emotionally subjugate them to second class citizenship for hundreds of years. They have taken the work back and turned it into a positive amongst their culture Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished. The very idea that white culture consistently thinks nobody should say the N word because black people do not like it when a white person speaks the same word is ignorant. A white person is missing the point when they speak such things or somehow get offended because they think their freedoms are being abridged by not being able to pronounce a demonic word, illustrating their own ignorance, and by extension my sister was proliferating a form of racism. Many people will read this and think I am taking it too far. This is fine. However, getting offended because you hear black people use a word consistently that they see as a stigma coming from a white person's lips is not strictly about race. Its about the above above ignorance and logic that they can feel in most people's heads. As an American, I am strictly against subjugating any minority faction in the US in any manner because one day I might be amongst the minority. When you abuse your power, you hurt yourself and you destroy the fabric of your community. The same way a gang member ruins a life and destroys their fabric with a drive by shooting. But if the pen is mightier then the sword. Tucker Carlson is doing much worse with his comments.

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Were our fellow citizens always this crazy and we just see it more now because of social media? I swear, people have lost their dang minds! Every day we see more evidence of just how off-the-wall, how radical, how delusional, at least a plurality (if not the majority) of Republicans have become. I don't know how this gets better.

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I think yes. There's a reason the founders started with property owners for voting. Sure, the white part was racism, and the male part was sexism, but that property-owning part was an acknowledgement that the general rabble wasn't to be trusted with governing.

Sure, you can look at it as the wealthy looking out for themselves, and that's a big part of it, but I don't think that's the only part.

Ultimately we haven't fully come up with a solution of how to have a good representative democracy for the masses that isn't subject to the problems of the masses being easily manipulated and being generally ill-informed.

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Many thanks to The Bulwark for the ongoing coverage of Ukraine. The distinguished, expert, experienced voices you bring to the discussion are invaluable. Yes, the Ukrainians can win this war, they must win, and the US and allies must aid them all the way to victory.

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Aug 11, 2022·edited Aug 11, 2022

Kent: "Our Judeo-Christian roots I think are absolutely essential."

Not sure how this went over with the White-Klan-National Socialist boys, but that was a faux pas. No white-Christian [sic]-wannabe Nazi would ever, ever include a Jewish reference in words of praise. Big, big mistake there, Joe.

PS The typical and expected Amnesty International non-apology bullsheit....."if we offended anyone, we are sorry." But, of course, they're not.

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He don't know that Judeo=Jewish, like Trump didn't know the German generals attempted to kill Hitler.

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The attack on the air base in Crimea left 2 of 10 jets in one piece. It pays to check your work.

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