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Warren DeMontague

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Straight up? We've done a piss-poor job of defining ourselves as the party of personal freedom.

Perfect example: With the exception of some of our leaders on the West Coast, our party has dropped the fucking ball on marijuana legalization bigtime, which is currently more popular than either party. Due to political cowardace we have failed to embrace an issue - and votes - which should be easily ours.

Millennials are an even bigger generation than boomers, and its important to remember that many who are voting age arent really old enough to remember much about what the Republicans do when they're in charge.

But they have seen "progressives" run around college campuses trying to enforce rules about what people cant say, sanction students for wearing the wrong halloween costume, ban people from speaking if they might express wrongthink opinions, etc.

They don't remeber Ed Meese waging war on free speech, but they do see "liberals" who think, for instance, that 'Blasphemous' cartoons arent protected by the 1st Amendment.

Too many people on our side have substituted lecturing and finger-wagging at people for actually communicating with them and accepting that sometimes living in a free society means people will say or do things you don't, personally, approve of.

We've been lazy and we have failed to rearticulate our values coherently for a new generation, thats part of it.

That said, its not "cool" to be a Republican. But the electorate is trending away from self-identification on everything from party to religion, and that's what we need to pay attention to. Younger voters in particular are more secular, and more committed to keeping government out of their minds, bodies, bedrooms and bloodstreams. They dont want Rick Santorum telling them they cant see full frontal nudity on HBO or watch consenting adults fuck on the internet, but guess what? They dont want Gail Dines telling them that either.

Lastly, it's always cooler to rebel against the powers that be, and we've had a Democrat in the WH for 8 years. I dont think you can underestimate the simply cyclical nature of some of this shit.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Jan 9, 2017, 06:24 AM (0 replies)

Oh, I love this particular forum.

It has solved a longstanding laundry mystery.



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Jan 3, 2017, 07:30 PM (0 replies)

I've been on MIRT, and I've seen zombie accounts over a decade old taken out of storage to troll.

I don't pretend to understand it.

Another thing is, there are sockpuppets all the fuck over the place. A lot of the sort of one-note axe grinding and DU-focused drama farming that happens on this board, it's designed to make you think it's coming from a whole big group of people, but it's pretty much the same crowd, they just use a whole bunch of accounts. Maybe 5-10 actual people, max.

They think they're being clever, but it's pretty fucking transparent.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Dec 30, 2016, 07:31 PM (0 replies)

you don't carry out a post-mortem by standing in the morgue going "the patient is SO NOT dead!"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Dec 28, 2016, 06:31 PM (0 replies)

Well what else am I supposed to do with this big ol' mansplainer I got here



I mean look at this thing. I suppose I could hang ornaments on it.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Dec 26, 2016, 06:45 PM (1 replies)

At six weeks, the "person" you are talking about is the size of a lentil.

You're gonna have a tough time arguing that there is sentience-level brain development at that point.

"Oh, but there's a heartbeat!"... that must mean it's already a little tiny person, right?

http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2015/07/beating_human_heart_tissue_grown_in_lab_video.html

Uh, no. Cells, like heart cells, self-organize to the point of beating. There is a continuum of existence from fertilization to birth, but only anti-choicers take the decidedly theological; not based in science; position that at the moment of conception by magic, this-



becomes the functional (and, by their thinking, legal) equivalent of this.



Now, I like babies too. But a fertilized egg is not a fetus at 6 weeks is not a baby. And regardless, the ONLY person fit to make a determination about what a woman should be "allowed" to do vis a vis her own reproductive system, is the woman in question. These decisions are too crucial, too personal, too life situation-specific, to leave to total strangers, panels of priests, Ohio legislators with a history of domestic violence complaints, etc.



And most abortions take place in the first trimester. This bullshit about women running around pregnant for 8 months and then aborting because they feel like it is James O'Keefe, right-wing bullshit, the same people who want you to believe that Planned Parenthood calles pregnancies "parasitic". Derp.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Dec 10, 2016, 08:20 PM (1 replies)

Santorum was on a show called "The Messy Truth"?

Okay, that's pretty funny.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Dec 7, 2016, 05:22 AM (0 replies)

A guy wearing a sport coat like this is gonna tell us what people like?

No sale.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Dec 4, 2016, 07:22 PM (1 replies)

the only thing is, there's somewhere between a half and a percent that votes Green EVERY 4 years.

So when we're doing the math we would do well to not count on those votes, at all.

Arguably one might make the case that the difference, for instance, between the Green performance in 2012 & 2016, that could be pointed at and said "stupid fucks, you should have voted for Hillary".

But, really, anyone who didn't vote for Hillary, one could make the same argument.

As to your first question, I think Clinton the candidate did an exemplary job from the Convention onward. But I think her campaign made some profound tactical errors around ignoring the rust belt as well as not coming up with a simple cogent message to the economic anxieties of those voters.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 01:10 AM (1 replies)

If nautical nonsense be something ye wish

Well, I guess that's your business.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Oct 26, 2016, 03:10 PM (0 replies)
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