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(CNN)   In the wake of Princeton dropping Woodrow Wilson's name from campus, NJ Governor announces that he too is woke to anti-racism, and is doing his part by no longer using Wilson's old desk   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 11:56:31 AM  

Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.


With all due respect, sir, you limit your judgement of this gentleman to the accounting page of war alone.
I feel that you should measure him in total. Nepotism, use of office for personal gain, Disregard of family values, confirmed lies, disregard of constitution, exploitation of position, golf trips at taxpayer expense (please someone, continue this list..).
Oh, of course he has created an environment of business enrichment at the expense of environmental and worker benefit, so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.

I hope you have had a good personal adventure with that guy, and I hope the benefits are experienced by the next 7 generations of your heirs.
 
2020-06-30 11:59:59 AM  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


Is not yesterday yet relegated to the pages of history?
The 41 month prior?

IMHO, the long term effect of the trump presidency shall eclipse Wilson, W, RayGun, and Nixon.
 
2020-06-30 12:00:15 PM  

1funguy: so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.



Like creating the Federal Reserve?
 
2020-06-30 12:06:26 PM  

MugzyBrown: 1funguy: so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.


Like creating the Federal Reserve?


Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.
 
2020-06-30 12:06:53 PM  
It seems as thought the Left's new Great Leap Forward is well underway.

Aren't all of you so happy and proud?
 
2020-06-30 12:09:50 PM  

1funguy: Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.


Check back in 30 years to see if there was another world war and holocaust.
 
2020-06-30 12:20:21 PM  
Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.
 
2020-06-30 12:24:09 PM  

advex101: Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.


Well, this is a peacock-like display of ignorance of history.
 
2020-06-30 12:27:43 PM  

great_tigers: Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.

I thought Obama was a decent president.


He was ok, but he sure blew it by not taking Trump seriously.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:37 PM  
Doesn't count unless he kneels in front of protesters whil burning the desk.

Giving it by selling it for millions doesn't count either.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:49 PM  

Callous: Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms


He did.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:09 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?


It's the woke version of the cynic's definition of prayer:  "Doing nothing and believing you've made a difference."
 
2020-06-30 12:48:59 PM  

shoegaze99: Callous: Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms

He did.


And the fact that this is getting more attention says a lot about us as a society.
 
2020-06-30 1:09:16 PM  

Mega Steve: Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

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They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"


Doody you say.

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2020-06-30 1:21:17 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


Take the damn plaque off. There, now it's just a desk.
 
2020-06-30 1:29:15 PM  

Mouser: Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?

It's the woke version of the cynic's definition of prayer:  "Doing nothing and believing you've made a difference."


It's more "doing nothing in the hopes others will think you've made a difference and won't ask for anything concrete."

Right-wingers correctly identifying this sort of action as a useless empty gesture are doing the work for the social-justice advocates here.
 
2020-06-30 1:32:04 PM  
Which is the more powerful statement:

Getting rid of the desk?

Using the desk to do what the former deskowner was against?

I'd say the latter because it is using a tool from the former user to do the opposite of what they wanted.  Using their "power" against them in a way.
 
2020-06-30 1:35:29 PM  

Gulper Eel: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

It survived the "being sat on by Chris Christie"  test.


saidit was probably well made, didn't I?
 
2020-06-30 1:36:05 PM  

advex101: Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.


Absolute nonsense rooted in Nazi excusemaking. Other than Britain, Germany was the European country economically affected least by WWI.

"We had to support the Nazis; France and Belgium made us pay a third of the cost they had to pay to rebuild the industrial centres we smashed and there's no way we can afford that, we're only the biggest industrial power on the continent and suffered very badly by not having a single enemy soldier set foot on our soil from October 1914 to the armistice" was nonsense then and is nonsense now.

/Hyperinflation was a deliberate policy choice to escape their domestic debts
//It was was Germany effectively declaring bankruptcy without the stigma of declaring bankruptcy
///Oh no, all our debts are gone, what a disaster The Damned French and the Perfidious English and the Sinister Jews Bankers have inflicted on us, oh no, how terrible they are to us, oh no, haha money printer go brr
 
2020-06-30 1:41:52 PM  
Police still rioting and murdering people? Okay then.
 
2020-06-30 1:52:28 PM  
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Imagine you're a black man, you go into a local convenience store to buy some cigarettes, pay with cash, leave, then BAM, a policeman arrests you, throws you to the ground, puts his knee to your neck, and as you're struggling to breathe, now I ask you, do you think the policeman would have done anything differently or that you would give a fark which desk the governor was using?
 
2020-06-30 1:55:15 PM  

great_tigers: I thought Obama was a decent president.


I wonder what Eric Garner or Michael Brown thought of Obama. We should ask them. Oh wait ...
 
2020-06-30 1:57:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?


Obviously not or this thread wouldn't exist. It's a way to pretend you are doing something without actually doing anything.
 
2020-06-30 2:07:27 PM  
Poland conflicted.
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2020-06-30 2:43:43 PM  

MBooda: Poland conflicted.
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If that count Dooku?
 
2020-06-30 2:50:45 PM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


He did create the League of Nations which would become the United Nations.
The League of Nations was established at the end of World War I as an international peacekeeping organization. Although US President Woodrow Wilson was an enthusiastic proponent of the League, the United States did not officially join the League of Nations due to opposition from isolationists in Congress.

Then again Michael Jackson did sell millions of albums but allegedly molested at least 15 children.
 
2020-06-30 3:11:28 PM  

zang: duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?

According to Wikipedia, Woodrow Wilson is generally considered by historians to be one of the ten best historical presidents.

/Protesters editing that page in 3...2...


He was a racist asshole.
 
2020-06-30 3:16:48 PM  

Nowhereman: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

He did create the League of Nations which would become fail spectacularly, indirectly bring about WWII and have to be replaced by the United Nations which is failing almost as spectacularly.



FTFY
 
2020-06-30 3:26:39 PM  
Oh, FFS.
 
2020-06-30 4:11:28 PM  

MugzyBrown: 1funguy: Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.

Check back in 30 years to see if there was another world war and holocaust.


30 months more likely...
 
2020-06-30 4:12:48 PM  

Gulper Eel: Dead for Tax Reasons: what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?

This is Howard Stern's big opportunity!


Howard's time has come and gone. When I was a kid Howard used to make fun of a has-been called cousin Brucie. Now he is Cousin Brucie.
He might buy Wilson's desk though.
 
2020-06-30 4:37:29 PM  
When Woodrow died in Australia, many Aussie TV viewers were very sad, because in this case Woodrow was a much loved dog who starred in a kids' afternoon show.

Vale Woodrow!

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu​r​ated/simon-townsends-wonder-world-reme​mbering-woodrow

Wonderworld and Simon Townsend
Youtube tYkkjWFhi3U
 
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