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(The Hill)   Now that the courts have raised the bar for criminal corruption so high that Boss Tweed could skate under it with Spiro Agnew on his shoulders, Bob Menendez gets his seat back as ranking Senate foreign relations Democrat   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2018-02-07 12:11:22 PM  
So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?
 
2018-02-07 12:44:34 PM  
Is that Agnew with or without a head?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2018-02-07 12:59:20 PM  

Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?


I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.
 
2018-02-07 01:44:17 PM  

vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.


Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2018-02-07 02:58:39 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


At least we get to stick it to the liberals.  And the Mexicans and the mooslims and the jews (but not Israel) and the europeans and all those other foreigners.  And poors.
 
2018-02-07 04:52:13 PM  
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2018-02-07 06:25:07 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


But are you still okay with Trump having a military parade for himself, for reasons?
 
2018-02-07 06:31:20 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


so you bravely ran away
 
2018-02-07 06:35:06 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


Change takes work. We're slowly waddling towards the blobs of people in Wall-E. People are easily distracted, easily placated, and are willing to overlook the general well-being of EVERYONE for a small personal perceived "win" (even when it's not really a win). Add to that people being generally uninformed, unmotivated, and having the political memory of a goldfish...it's easy to fleece people. Not to mention, no matter who is in charge in Washington, people don't really notice a change in their daily lives, and that makes it even more difficult to get them engaged.
 
2018-02-07 06:39:02 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


One, members of Congress can't be prosecuted for making a law, and two, that's not what a bill of attainder is.
 
2018-02-07 06:40:54 PM  

inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away


You only get to live one time, and our lives are vanishingly short. I can not blame someone for being frustrated by both the endemic corruption/dysfunction in modern America and the immense, possibly insurmountable, barriers to fixing it. Particularly when so many of our fellow Americans want nothing more than to gleefully make it worse, out of spite, no matter what price they have to pay to make strangers suffer.

So while I'm staying put and will contribute how I can, I'm not going to give someone grief for deciding they'd prefer to enjoy what little time they have left without having our garbage people and the oligarchs they enable be their problem anymore. It's an entirely rational decision.
 
2018-02-07 06:42:00 PM  

mongbiohazard: inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away

You only get to live one time, and our lives are vanishingly short. I can not blame someone for being frustrated by both the endemic corruption/dysfunction in modern America and the immense, possibly insurmountable, barriers to fixing it. Particularly when so many of our fellow Americans want nothing more than to gleefully make it worse, out of spite, no matter what price they have to pay to make strangers suffer.

So while I'm staying put and will contribute how I can, I'm not going to give someone grief for deciding they'd prefer to enjoy what little time they have left without having our garbage people and the oligarchs they enable be their problem anymore. It's an entirely rational decision.


Sure, but it comes off as more than a little hypocritical when you're accusing others of cowardice.
 
2018-02-07 06:43:57 PM  
BSABSVR!
 
2018-02-07 06:46:26 PM  
Now there's a great headline only an old fart could generate. Submitter has to be old enough at least to be getting AARP mail.

And everyone under 30 will be like Lorraine's dad in Back To The Future:

"Who the hell is Spiro Agnew?"
 
2018-02-07 06:52:25 PM  

inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away


I lurked in th parade thread last night so I know rcain's opinion on the parade isn't a popular one on Fark-dot-com. I don't think we should give President Toddler his fascist entertainment, either. However, if I were 30 years younger and had an in-demand skill I'd leave he country, too. Trump's election broke what little faith I had left that the country was gradually getting better.

We Americans are venal, selfish, bigoted people who believe in magic and have the attention span of a gnat. Not everyone, to be sure, but enough of us that a single election can reverse decades of progress. Additionally, I don't know how you can heal a deeply-divided country when half of them live in a different reality than the other half
 
2018-02-07 06:52:33 PM  

Norad: Now there's a great headline only an old fart could generate. Submitter has to be old enough at least to be getting AARP mail.

And everyone under 30 will be like Lorraine's dad in Back To The Future:

"Who the hell is Spiro Agnew?"


You think the young en's know who Boss Tweed was?
 
2018-02-07 06:52:43 PM  

Norad: Now there's a great headline only an old fart could generate. Submitter has to be old enough at least to be getting AARP mail.

And everyone under 30 will be like Lorraine's dad in Back To The Future:

"Who the hell is Spiro Agnew?"


Come on. Nearly everyone here watches Futurama.
 
2018-02-07 06:53:05 PM  
Corruption is not acceptable no matter which party members do it.
 
2018-02-07 06:53:42 PM  

mgshamster: Norad: Now there's a great headline only an old fart could generate. Submitter has to be old enough at least to be getting AARP mail.

And everyone under 30 will be like Lorraine's dad in Back To The Future:

"Who the hell is Spiro Agnew?"

Come on. Nearly everyone here watches Futurama.


We'd only know him as "Headless Body of Agnew"
 
2018-02-07 06:53:46 PM  
Shouldn't we get big fat hams? Or are us poors not included in the grift?
 
2018-02-07 07:00:33 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


How brave of you to criticize those that decided to stay and fight. what are you doing about it except ranting on the internet?  And panicking.   Lots of panicking.
 
2018-02-07 07:01:13 PM  
I'm not a Menendez fan, but they dropped the charges. Generally, that means he's "innocent."

Just sayin'. Don't throw him any parades, but if he hasn't been convicted of anything, why the hell wouldn't he get his job back? (shrug)
 
2018-02-07 07:02:09 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm not a Menendez fan, but they dropped the charges. Generally, that means he's "innocent."

Just sayin'. Don't throw him any parades, but if he hasn't been convicted of anything, why the hell wouldn't he get his job back? (shrug)


Well, until proven guilty,  he's supposed to be innocent.
 
2018-02-07 07:08:18 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm not a Menendez fan, but they dropped the charges. Generally, that means he's "innocent."

Just sayin'. Don't throw him any parades, but if he hasn't been convicted of anything, why the hell wouldn't he get his job back? (shrug)

Well, until proven guilty,  he's supposed to be innocent.


Sure. According to Wikipedia, Agnew pleaded guilty to one felony charge, so this isn't exactly the same thing.

Besides, according to the Republicans, being investigated by the DOJ is proof you're being railroaded by the Deep State. Not sure why this wouldn't apply to Democratic senators as well as it applies to presidents.

By this logic, Hillary Clinton is also in the clear for anything the Republicans have ever accused her of.
 
2018-02-07 07:12:04 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


Expat where? Cause most expats who "cannot take it anymore" or pussy pieces of shiat.
 
2018-02-07 07:13:22 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: TheDarkSaintOfGin: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm not a Menendez fan, but they dropped the charges. Generally, that means he's "innocent."

Just sayin'. Don't throw him any parades, but if he hasn't been convicted of anything, why the hell wouldn't he get his job back? (shrug)

Well, until proven guilty,  he's supposed to be innocent.

Sure. According to Wikipedia, Agnew pleaded guilty to one felony charge, so this isn't exactly the same thing.

Besides, according to the Republicans, being investigated by the DOJ is proof you're being railroaded by the Deep State. Not sure why this wouldn't apply to Democratic senators as well as it applies to presidents.

By this logic, Hillary Clinton is also in the clear for anything the Republicans have ever accused her of.


Hell give them all a parade if they want one,  if the under investigation traitor in chief gets one, being cleared should land you a bigger one.

Hillary can do the email blasts about the parade, just for shiats and giggles.
 
2018-02-07 07:13:23 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


Al Franken grabbed some titties and he got sidelined. Menedez sells his office for political and personal donations and the ruling is...That is what Senators do
 
2018-02-07 07:17:27 PM  

qorkfiend: mongbiohazard: inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away

You only get to live one time, and our lives are vanishingly short. I can not blame someone for being frustrated by both the endemic corruption/dysfunction in modern America and the immense, possibly insurmountable, barriers to fixing it. Particularly when so many of our fellow Americans want nothing more than to gleefully make it worse, out of spite, no matter what price they have to pay to make strangers suffer.

So while I'm staying put and will contribute how I can, I'm not going to give someone grief for deciding they'd prefer to enjoy what little time they have left without having our garbage people and the oligarchs they enable be their problem anymore. It's an entirely rational decision.

Sure, but it comes off as more than a little hypocritical when you're accusing others of cowardice.


I would agree, though I don't see him doing that anywhere in that post. Maybe he said that in other threads. But right here he's clearly expressing frustration with the significant chunk of his countrymen who aren't willing to honestly face the full scope of how rotten in important ways that America has gotten (or maybe, how rotten it continues to be).

He's just one person, and entitled to seek out happiness like all of us. I must admit, if I thought I myself had a chance in hell at emigrating to some nice 1st world country it would be very tempting to me too. There's only so much stupidity, corruption, and spite one person can look around and see around them before they are plenty justified in thinking, "You know what? Fark these imbeciles. Let them burn everything down around themselves just so they can gloat over the ashes. I've only got 30 - 40 years left if I'm lucky. I'm the fark out of here."
 
2018-02-07 07:41:48 PM  

rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily


Don't forget law enforcement.  They are also above the law. They have their own bill of rights.  Because accountability is for peons.  It hasn't spread to every state yet, but give it time. The oligarchs and lawmakers want to make sure the police know who protects them.
 
2018-02-07 07:46:42 PM  

nytmare: Corruption is not acceptable no matter which party members do it.


Tell that to the USSC.
 
2018-02-07 08:19:11 PM  

Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?


Whatabout...
 
2018-02-07 08:50:59 PM  
Is Spirou Agnew waiving his arms like he just don't care?

I want to be sure I have a clear picture of this.
 
2018-02-07 08:51:32 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Is that Agnew with or without a head?


Please your little heart. That was my second question.
 
2018-02-07 09:22:31 PM  

mongbiohazard: inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away

You only get to live one time, and our lives are vanishingly short. I can not blame someone for being frustrated by both the endemic corruption/dysfunction in modern America and the immense, possibly insurmountable, barriers to fixing it. Particularly when so many of our fellow Americans want nothing more than to gleefully make it worse, out of spite, no matter what price they have to pay to make strangers suffer.

So while I'm staying put and will contribute how I can, I'm not going to give someone grief for deciding they'd prefer to enjoy what little time they have left without having our garbage people and the oligarchs they enable be their problem anymore. It's an entirely rational decision.


If you want to leave then go....
But that kind of makes your opinion on what the rest of us are doing to resist the orange scourge something I give a very small fark about
 
2018-02-07 09:23:17 PM  

qorkfiend: mongbiohazard: inner ted: rcain: vpb: Rwa2play: So subby, you deaf dumb and blind to what Trump's doing?

I would imagine that the comment about the high bar referred to Trump at least in part.

Really though -- at what point do people realize that we no longer live in a nation of equality under the law?
In the US, if you are Wealthy or a Lawmaker -- the laws simply do not apply to you unless you have done something so excessive and egregious even your peers feel something must be done. I thought this was made very clear when Eric Holder refused to prosecute any Congress Member for insider trading and the resulting legislation that legalized insider trading for Congress Members while keeping it illegal for everyone else, which would seem to violate the constitutional provision prohibiting laws that target individuals or groups

It actaully terrifies me that the shrill shrieks of YOU LIVE IN A PLUTOCRATIC POLICE STATE are so consistently ignored by all but the few -- the US is a nation of what? Idiots? Apathetic dolts? Clueless morons? Illiterate farkwads? HOW CAN THIS BE MADE ANY MORE CLEAR?

This is why I have gone expat -- no one seems to give a shiat and just plods along like this is all a-ok
Well IT'S NOT OK, but as a single individual of ordinary means, all I can do is opt out and go where I can live happily

so you bravely ran away

You only get to live one time, and our lives are vanishingly short. I can not blame someone for being frustrated by both the endemic corruption/dysfunction in modern America and the immense, possibly insurmountable, barriers to fixing it. Particularly when so many of our fellow Americans want nothing more than to gleefully make it worse, out of spite, no matter what price they have to pay to make strangers suffer.

So while I'm staying put and will contribute how I can, I'm not going to give someone grief for deciding they'd prefer to enjoy what little time they have left without having our garbage people and the oligarchs they enable be their problem anymore. It's an entirely rational decision.

Sure, but it comes off as more than a little hypocritical when you're accusing others of cowardice.


Or what this fellow/ gal said
 
2018-02-07 10:00:35 PM  

nytmare: Corruption is not acceptable no matter which party members do it.


The courts have ruled otherwise. 

Corruption is perfectly acceptable. Being obvious about it is what's frowned upon.
 
2018-02-07 10:41:56 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm not a Menendez fan, but they dropped the charges. Generally, that means he's "innocent."

Just sayin'. Don't throw him any parades, but if he hasn't been convicted of anything, why the hell wouldn't he get his job back? (shrug)


Integrity of the party perhaps? The only reason congressional corruption is legal is that the SCOTUS decided that only congress can make it illegal.
 
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