Forum posts made by principessa

Topic FBI Qualifies Antifa Confrontations as Domestic Terrorist Violence
Posted 07 Sep 2017 15:15

The people in Boston who actually had a permit to organize had no relation to white nationalists. Ironically enough, it was a "free speech" rally -- that attracted all of twenty people. About 30,000 people showed up to protest because they're too ignorant and ill-informed to know better (and because they enjoy virtue-signaling to their friends, and because they desperately want to feel as though they're "fighting against hate" or some other nonsense, and because they're looking to get laid.)

The Antifa in Berkeley were assaulting reporters, innocent bystanders, and anyone else who wasn't dressed like them. Even some of the leftists who attended their little rally to support them were assaulted.

I applaud the fact that Antifa is showing the entire country what the political left has become: violent, destructive, intolerant, divisive, afraid to engage in an actual debate, and willing to go to no end to silence dissent .

I agree if you substitute alt right and white nationalists for Antifa. Abhorrent opinions and ideas have become normalized since the last election campaign. It is no longer dog whistle politics because the racism, anti-semitism, xenophobia and more are now out in the open. The GOP has been playing this game since Nixon, but with the advent of Trump they have made a Mephistophelian bargain to gain power.

Topic Your 2020 Celebrity Ticket
Posted 07 Sep 2017 08:05

You got my vote!

George and Amal Clooney would be pretty awesome I think...

You're right. Who needs Alec Baldwin.

Topic If Trump can be President, can Kanye??
Posted 06 Sep 2017 19:39

Kanye and Kim in the White House would be the ultimate expression of celebrity driven culture. That said, it is a very bad idea. Assuming the US and the world survives Trump, I hope that nothing like this happens again, whatever the party affiliation of the celebrity.

@WMM Arnold couldn't run even if he wanted to because he was born in Austria.

Topic On being a moderate Democrat
Posted 06 Sep 2017 19:34

Is there a moderate Democrat?

Of course there are. Are there moderate Republicans? I ask the question because I agree with what Buz said about the party moving further and further to the right.

Topic Your 2020 Celebrity Ticket
Posted 06 Sep 2017 19:20

George Clooney and Alec Baldwin for the Dems

Topic Should the U.S.
Posted 05 Sep 2017 13:25

I agree it's a bad idea, and I don't think we've had a justified war since WWII is the only way to get rich kids to fight, and die, in war. Right now it's largely the poor that join the military, and 40% are minorities. Maybe our leaders would be more reluctant to put our troops in harm's way if it were their kids that were fighting.

If you look at the politicians who pushed for war in the Viet Nam era or more recently under Bush/Cheney, many of them sought deferments which were dubious at best. John Kerry served with distinction in Viet Nam and than testified before Congress against the war upon his return to the US. Trump himself was deferred because of bone spurs which do not seem to have impeded his golf game.

I agree with Verbal that mandatory conscription is a bad idea, I also think that the cost of war in the lives impacted or lost should be spread fairly in society. I don't know what plan could resolve this.

Topic Harvey 2017
Posted 02 Sep 2017 06:57

Apparently Trump's fellow countrymen are worth much less than Obama's birth certificate. In 2012 he offered $5 million for proof that Obama was born in the US. Compared to that, his 1 million dollar offer to the victims of Harvey looks like a joke.

At the risk of digressing from the topic, I have to ask (rhetorically) if Trump gave the $5 million to President Obama when he provided his long form birth certificate. Of course not. To put his money where his mouth was and he should have given the money to charity, a real one, not his foundation which seems to be a means of laundering money for him. I will believe this $1 million pledge when it is an actual donation. Trump has a history of not honouring such pledges.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 01 Sep 2017 11:38

Not entirely true. Trump is a terrible president, and frankly a terrible person. He definitely provokes a lot of the backlash that he receives, and truly deserves it. He does tend to skirt the line between what is ethically questionable and legally acceptable. However, I will agree that until a solid case is built for impeachment, and a threshold of political willpower is met to dump him out of office, impeachment talk is just talk. That said, I do believe in holding Trump accountable for what he says and does as president. The criticism he receives is justified. Unfortunately, the threat of impeachment at this moment is not (and may never be).

We have to wait for the results of Mueller's investigation and there will likely be several threads to pursue. One will be about collusion with the Russians during the campaign by Trump and his family and team. Another will be about his finances, particularly indebtedness to the Russians and others, as well as the true facts about his assets, liabilities, charitable giving and more information previously undisclosed by him. Evidence of self-dealing and ethical breaches (such as the lack of a true blind trust for his business) which may support impeachment charges if not criminal charges as well as more serious obstruction of justice evidence which would support both will also be forthcoming. Mueller is being very thorough and has assembled a team of lawyers who have experience in all of the areas I have listed. I would be more than surprised if none of these are proven to a level that cannot proceed to either or both criminal charges and impeachment.

We just have to be patient and allow the investigators to do their work.

Topic Harvey 2017
Posted 30 Aug 2017 17:03

@ seax

Thank you for taking the time to respond, and in such a reasonable way. I accept your apology for the "discussion over".

I learned a lesson too after I was drawn into what went on with dragonfly. Respect indeed is a two-way street.

We have reached detente. angel7

Topic Harvey 2017
Posted 30 Aug 2017 16:12

I would have sworn that the destruction of a major part of the State of Texas would be a topic we could discuss without it descending into a "bash Trump" or "we're all going to drown from global warming" rant like every other thread on the Think Tank. Boy was I ever mistaken.

I guess those three hours from 8pm EST to 11pm EST on November 8, 2016 scarred some of you folks even deeper than I had imagined.

It's like having your picture taken with a flash bulb. For a while, no matter what you look at, eyes open or eyes closed, all you can see is the after image of that flash bulb. With the flash bulb, the afterimage fades out over a few minutes. But you folks have been going on like this for 9 months. Hopefully you aren't scarred for life, because we have to do it all over again starting about a year from now. Actually some 2020 wannabe's are already visiting Iowa and New Hampshire.

You said somewhere in another thread that you had vowed to yourself to be more measured in your words after a forced week-long vacation. You dismissed me after I made a point with "discussion over", adele got "picky, picky, picky" when she made an argument about what you said and now you disingenuously admit to a mistake as you patronize those who disagree with you again. You said people have trouble understanding your sense of humour. Perhaps that is because it is not funny to them.

Is this the kinder, gentler version of you? That, of course, was a rhetorical question. I don't know why you have to be unpleasant, as you seem to be an intelligent man, capable of arguing a point without that. A little respect would go a long way.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 18:02

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was solely responsible for how she conducted herself in her term of office. Secretary of State Colin Powell was likewise responsible for his own actions. He cannot blame her. She cannot blame him. There are and were federal laws and regulations covering all aspects of how secure emails were to be handled at State. Some of those laws carry some rather severe penalties for those who are guilty of breaking them. "I didn't mean to. I didn't know. Colin did it too." should not be tendered as a valid defense by or for anyone who has risen to a Presidential Cabinet level post. The laws and regulations should either be enforced in all cases and for all people or they should be rescinded.

I think I've already made my feelings clear with respect to a similar situation.

End of discussion.


Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 17:44

When is the last time you were able to get away with something by pointing out that everyone else was doing it too?

My point was that the same standard should be applied to all. There was precedent for this not being a problem. You cannot apply rules, regulations, laws and standards of practice differently depending on whose ox is being gored, i.e. their political party being your own or the opposition, and certainly the FBI and Department of Justice are to be evenhanded in upholding the rule of law.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 16:49

That's not entirely true either. Comey ruled that she broke the law but did so unintentionally and opined that no prosecutor would file charges. He kinda glossed over the fact that many Federal statutes, including that one, don't give you a pass for lack of intent.

Colin Powell and others did the similar things with their computers and no one talked about charging them with anything. Comey has his own questionable judgement to deal with regarding the announcement of investigating Clinton and later announcing there were no grounds for charges all within the context of the election campaign. As I understand it, it is against FBI policy to make any such announcements until the election is over. There is no doubt that this took votes away from her.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 15:31

missing e-mails, Benghazi, anything to do with the Clinton foundation, and just for wearing ugly pantsuits.

How about collusion with Russians to skew the election? How about not putting your interests in a blind trust and continuing to profit from decisions you make as president? How about breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest? How about being indebted in hundreds of millions of dollars to pals of Putin, which explains your soft spot for him? How about several instances of obstruction of justice to save your sorry ass from investigation of your wrongdoing? How about missing disclosure of tax returns? How about promoting your properties while in office? I could go on and on. Trump and his team/family will face evidence of wrongdoing as a result of the Mueller investigation that will likely result in articles of impeachment and possibly criminal charges.

You are entitled to your opinions, but not your own facts , unless you are like Kellyanne Conway and think that lies are just alternate facts. Other than in the fever dreams of right wing zealots, Hillary has not been charged with anything. She withstood eleven hours of interrogation on Benghazi unscathed. I would like to see Trump survive something like that and we may well have a chance to do so in the near future but I doubt he will emerge unscathed.

And, if you bring up her pantsuits, he should be jailed for his comb over.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 28 Aug 2017 16:31


4 pages out of 6 - of someone trying to convince others that she isn't stupid, nor a trump supporter and is being bullied. wow

my suggestion is this .... if you can't debate, express yourself adequately in your opinion, especially if someone presses you on WHY you have said opinion, it is probably in everyone's best interest to avoid the thread.

I just read 4 pages of utter ridiculous comments that pertained nothing to the actual OP thread and contributed zero thereto besides looking like a complete ass.

At least there was a few great posts about how disappointing and dooming #Potus45 is ... and continue to evolving into.

Even as a Canadian, I am disappointed in how the American President addressed the issue .... so terribly sad for everyone .... well, excluding those on the far right/alt right and trump supporters who are steadfast.



I hope this puts an end to it and this thread will go back to its original subject. Thanks, Van.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 28 Aug 2017 07:46

In fact i did say most of that after some of your initial posts, as did others. When you continued disregarding the suggestions, and posting stupid emoticons rather than actually responding to the counterpoints made by myself and others to your posts is when i made that comment. And explain what you used the NY Post as an example of?

She was comparing Lush to a great paper in New York, one that well informed people read, but got it wrong. It is The New York Times. The New York Post is a tabloid paper.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 27 Aug 2017 14:46

Bullying, spelling Nazis, and, hating someone who thinks different. Wow, way to show how wonderful left thinking is. I want to be part of your cult..(not)

Right. The cult of intelligent, literate people. It would be easier to ignore all of your mistakes if your thoughts were worthy of consideration.

Just to fulfill your expectations, I should tell you that the adverb is differently, not different.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 27 Aug 2017 10:48

I don't see him being impeached, but I would not be surprised if he steps down before his term is up.

I think that the Mueller investigation will reveal a lot about Trump and his team, not just regarding collusion with Russia and his campaign but also financial details that he has refused to share until now. His indebtedness to Russian oligarchs who are pals of Putin will probably be one of the uncomfortable things revealed. There may well be a case made for obstruction of justice against him regarding his effort to squelch this investigation and possibly other matters like his drafting Donald Jr.'s account to his meeting with Russians during the campaign. They may well be building an ethics case based on his continuing to profit from his businesses while in office and lack of a proper arm's length distance with a blind trust. Having your children run the businesses is not a blind trust. He is blatantly self-dealing with promotion of his hotels and resorts including the one near the White House.

Trump is not the selfless type. He would not likely resign in the face of impeachment proceedings that have the votes to succeed as Nixon did to save the country the trauma of the process. The down side of him fighting would be having all of his misdeeds made public. Either way, I don't think he will last a full term. I have my doubts about his stability and would not be shocked if he did resign for purported health reasons as he becomes more delusional.

Whatever and whenever happens, it could not be a moment too soon.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 27 Aug 2017 07:46

Better then your's

Still haven't figured out how to use apostrophes. Oh well, that is the least of your problems.

Topic Potus45 - Will he be impeached?
Posted 27 Aug 2017 07:44

The Trump presidency is a joke. The quicker he is impeached the better.

What sort of cunt nominates a climate change skeptic as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency?

Orange-faced, pussy-grabbing, racist fuck...

Just add xenophobic, anti-semitic, morally bankrupt, narcissistic, ignorant, lazy, and so much more. Of course he is also a pathological liar and a con man. Oh, I could go on and on. But that is the essence of him.

Oh well, the Romans survived Caligula, so the US will survive him.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 25 Aug 2017 17:54

Les Miserables had nothing to do with fighting for slavery and tearing the country apart to do so. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 25 Aug 2017 16:56

Sorry. I did not mean to post.

Topic Question for Writers
Posted 25 Aug 2017 15:57

I think that our values and world view are reflected in our politics. I think that for the most part you write from what you think and what you know as well as from fantasy. My female characters are always strong, self-possessed women and so (I hope) related to me. The male characters see women as equals, again related to my politics.

I don't think we necessarily write with politics in mind, unless you do that deliberately, but I do think there is a subtext to our stories that is political.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 25 Aug 2017 13:12

bunch of losers. men hating losers. you all look stupid. later losers. binky argue fart

I can picture you sputtering with anger and frustration as you have no clue how to respond intelligently. So you flail and mutter incoherently about nothing related to the conversation. Your emoticons suit you: a binky, arguing and a fart.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 23 Aug 2017 19:20

I do agree with you about Jared and Ivanka though, unless they are both as morally corrupt as he is and the whole "Jewish" thing is nothing more than a facade.

Jared Kushner's grandparents were Holocaust survivors and he is an Orthodox Jew (the most observant sect). Ivanka converted to Judaism before marrying him and that is no easy feat. Judaism requires a lot of education and other hurdles before allowing someone to convert. So, I believe it is more than a thing as you put it. That is why it shocks me that they have not returned to New York even if they did not publicly denounce Trump. Ivanka has tweeted a couple of times with generic statements against racism and neo-nazis.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 23 Aug 2017 18:22

Well, just look at the poster you quoted. As my sister said to me today, Helen Keller could see right through trump and hear his lies. And do you really think she will get the knife/gun reference? I don't.

Unfortunately, there is no intelligence test attached to voting or posting. (Of course I am joking.)

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 23 Aug 2017 17:23

I would be happy to see the demise of all the Tea Party/Freedom Caucus factions of the GOP. They have power far out of proportion to the number of people who support their extreme ideas. To be truthful, I would like to see the GOP driven into the wilderness for a generation as their just deserts for appealing to the worst in Americans and thereby convincing them to vote against their own best interest. This has been going on since Nixon's southern strategy and culminated with Trump and normalizing racism, xenophobia and now equivocation about neo-nazis. They are all answerable for this as silence is consent.

The Dems need to rebuild their party from the ground up and return to being the party of working and middle class Americans, not the party of Goldman Sachs. If they did this and a new generation of Dems took over, people like Cory Booker, they would be worthy of being in power. This has to start at the local level, retaking state legislatures and governorships, and then the federal level. All of the people appalled by Trump would be happy to have a viable and believable alternative to vote for.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 23 Aug 2017 16:48

I agree with everything you said, Buz.

What I don't understand is how GOP elected officials have not unequivocally denounced him and how any member of his cabinet who is a member of a minority, including those who are Jewish, can possibly continue working with and for him. No, I take that back. Every cabinet member and appointee should not be able to continue in good conscience. If this were a parliamentary system they would resign and Trump would face a vote of confidence.

Most of all, I cannot imagine how Ivanka and Jared can bear to be in his presence after this. If I were in their position, I would go back to New York and let him know that he is off limits to his Jewish grandchildren.

For any of these individuals to do otherwise approaches Trump's own moral bankruptcy. It would be impossible to explain to family and friends that you are sticking with a man who cannot see an ethical difference between neo-nazis, the KKK, and other such white supremacists and those who oppose them, but rather puts them on a moral plane.

Topic Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Both Disappointing and Dooming
Posted 23 Aug 2017 14:26

dani you are nothing so stop talking about me. As for unintelligent I see your pic in the dictionary under that word. Grow up I know you can do it if you weren't such a loserviolent1 No wonder when your in the chat rooms you whisper. No one there want's to see what you have to say. Not like here where all your minions hang on every word you say, like adele and princess whats-her- face. deal!

For the record, I am no one's minion. I am completely capable of forming my own opinions and posting them in a coherent (and grammatically correct) way. I doubt Dani and I have exchanged more than one or two messages and that would have been some time ago. I don't answer to you. You are beginning to sound a little paranoid rather than understanding that people have the same negative reaction to you and your thoughts because they recognize the same things about them.

You are still having trouble with grammar and apostrophes. This thread will help you.

And here is a hint. When a word is underlined in red as you type it is a spelling mistake.

Topic Where do you get your news?
Posted 23 Aug 2017 10:12

The New York Times, CBC, The Guardian, and CNN. For commentary I also read The New Yorker.