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(Business Insider)   Biden predicts 'ripples throughout the country' if Democratic Senate candidate pulls off upset in Alabama Senate race. Makes him want to take road trip to Birmingham in his '77 Trans Am   ( businessinsider.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 09:59:37 AM  
16 votes:
He actually said "nipples" and was misquoted.
2017-10-06 10:08:07 AM  
8 votes:
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2017-10-06 12:08:37 PM  
6 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: He actually said "nipples" and was misquoted.

Oh, that makes sense. I read the entire transcript and I was wondering how ripples could possibly "explode with delight". Thanks for clearing that up.
2017-10-06 12:23:31 PM  
3 votes:

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: It's where Mardi Gras was invented, after all.

Not sure many Europeans would back that claim.
2017-10-06 12:09:58 PM  
3 votes:
Only things that will bring progress to Alabama are a superflu or a second Civil War.
2017-10-06 01:15:29 PM  
2 votes:

Kit Fister: jwa007: The mouth-breathers/breeders in Alabama outnumber the intellectuals four to one.  So I doubt this is going to happen.

Okay, a few things that come to mind:

1. As someone who suffers from difficulties breathing through their nose due to sinus/scar tissue issues, I most once again point out that some of us who are 'mouth breathers' are so because of medical reasons, you insensitive clod.

2. Since when is 'breeder' a pejorative? What the hell is wrong with people who have kids? Are people having kids now somehow bad? I really don't get where this is a useful insult.

3. Why assume that everyone who doesn't vote democrat is dumb, and that everyone who does vote democrat is an "intellectual"? Why make assumptions on the intelligence of people? There are indeed intelligent people that absolutely cannot stand the Democrats (right, wrong, or indifferent). Wouldn't it make more sense to characterize those who aren't voting democrat as conservatives/republicans?  I mean, in the liberal crowd, saying "where the conservatives outnumber the democrats" is the same unspoken code for what you just said.

4. I've recently fully converted to D-leaning because of the bullshiat the ultraconservatives are pushing, and i've got a feeling there're a lot of people out there going the same way. However, would it not make more sense to belittle the conservative platform while being more welcoming to voters that are on the fence, than to openly ridicule anyone that doesn't believe what you do? How is that helpful?

In general, I keep seeing the same arguments against being polite from folks here, for a variety of reasons, and I can't help but think that the combative nature and belittling tone is just as much a reason why some people chose not to vote as anything.

I get that being accommodating of people who are just plain out wrong is bad, and not fighting back against harmful ideologies such as Naziism is not going to help. But at the same time, every case I've seen/heard of people being willing to come over and join your side/leave any of those ideologies is based on someone being polite and kind and educating them/working them through their bullshiat, not people screaming and yelling and denouncing and attacking and putting people on the defensive.  The *last* thing that helps an argument is putting the other side on the defensive because then they're far less likely to listen to you and your ideas.

I dunno. Maybe i'm just getting too old for the passionate warrior stance. I'd much rather have a conversation and hash out ideas than to be belligerent and try to somehow "win" the argument and "prove" that i'm the better person. Just ain't worth it.

The concern is palpable...
2017-10-06 12:46:03 PM  
2 votes:

Rwa2play: dickfreckle: My point is that cautious optimism should be used by Alabama hopefuls. You gotta get in the mud with this pig Moore. Kick him the balls while he's down from a first strike. It's a streetlight with these clowns, not elevated discourse leading up to the polls. Rhetoric and brass knuckles. Do it. Im rooting for you.

To me every Congressional race should be treated as a street fight, especially if Republicans are spoiling for one.

 No, it's a streetlight.
2017-10-06 12:18:20 PM  
2 votes:

saintstryfe: Shostie: Not going to happen. This is a lock for Moore.

That kind of defeatism is going to destroy this country. If you think Moore is wrong you need to fight him with everything, and stop trying to pretend we can just let places go to pot.

Meth.  They're going to meth.
2017-10-06 10:44:24 AM  
2 votes:
In no universe would Diamond Joe Biden go to "Birmingham." The only place in Alabama he'd wanna be at is Mobile. It's where Mardi Gras was invented, after all.
2017-10-06 10:37:54 AM  
2 votes:
In a sign that the country is broken. A lawless tyrant who has admitted that he would deny a sitting Senator from serving because he's a Muslim and who was fired twice from being a Judge because he couldn't and wouldn't follow the law will be easily elected. Because... ummm.... reasons?
2017-10-06 12:36:07 PM  
1 vote:

Teaser: saintstryfe: Shostie: Not going to happen. This is a lock for Moore.

That kind of defeatism is going to destroy this country. If you think Moore is wrong you need to fight him with everything, and stop trying to pretend we can just let places go to pot.

Doug Jones is only down by 5%

Yeah, but nobody really cares. Everybody always asks about his brother, Dow, though.
2017-10-06 12:20:20 PM  
1 vote:
Help us Joe-bi Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope.
2017-10-06 12:13:46 PM  
1 vote:
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