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Discussion with Trump supporter

Had a talk (or argument) this morning with a guy who says he won't vote for Trump, but will pull the lever next to his name as a vote against Hillary (I do realize that doesn't make any sense).
He is an executive in a fairly large firm, so I asked him if he would consider hiring Trump to work in his company.
With no hesitation, he said, "Hell, no. We couldn't stand the lawsuits from our minority and female employees, and he wouldn't be able to get along with anybody."

Guess he cares more about his company than his country.

Is no one watching the Olympics?

Source: NBC TV on now

I was thinking some people might laugh at the two Brazilian men who were crying like little girls when they shocked everyone by winning a silver and bronze in the gymnast competition, but I couldn't laugh because I was about to tear up watching their pure joy.

Makes you understand the real essence of sports as opposed to the million dollar prima donnas we are used to watching on TV.

Read more: Link to source

Why are the gun defenders here?

Here on DU I mean. This is a serious question. If I post this is a thread I will be accused of attacking some other poster.

There are several posters here who post nothing except doctrinaire defenses of the NRA positions. I know that is their right as a citizen, but why would they spend so much of their time here when their position is diametrically opposed in the Democratic platform and in complete agreement with the GOP/Trump position?

Again, not attacking any one person or their right to hold that belief, but I seriously have questions about the motivation of "No Gun Restrictions" defenders on a Democratic forum.

Woody Allen's take on guns

"Oh, he was probably a member of the National Rifle Association. It was a group that helped criminals get guns so they could shoot citizens. It was a public service." -Sleeper (1973)

From over 4 decades ago. Sleeper was a great movie; I had forgotten this quote.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/woody-allen-a-career-in-20-hilarious-brilliant-lines-20160713#ixzz4EK8ygc8M
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BLM protesters shut down Interstate to Columbia, SC

Source: WIS-TV

There was a Confederate flag raising by about 150 today at State House, with a few dozen protestors. Seeing on WIS TV Twitter now that protestors walked about two miles and blocked I-26 into and out of Columbia.

Read more: Link to source

Hillary's "theft" of the California primary

I saw a post yesterday that said that Sanders might be on his way to a "landslide victory" as a result of a recount in CA, and another that speculated on some BS fraud investigation.
I just got around to reading last week's copy of The Economist. Their article, which was published a few days before the CA vote, showed Clinton with a consistent 7-8 point lead. So, I guess the fact that she won by 12 is evidence of fraud

Posted this here so I don't have to listen to (fill in the blank, I could easily name the 5 or 6 that would probably respond) tell me how I just don't get it......

Please, read this report on the Nevada mess

I think Rolling Stone magazine has some credibility as a source, but I also know some people automatically put anyone who is not fully in step with his or her views in the enemy camp. This is a short read that gives an objective look at what happened:

According to various reports, Sanders supporters yelled, threw chairs and booed Clinton surrogate Barbara Boxer, incensed by a process they saw as rigged in Clinton's favor. Clinton backers responded by calling for the disruptive Sanders delegates' arrests.
According to the Nevada Democratic Party, the Sanders campaign had a sizable advantage in delegate slots (2,124 to Clinton's 1,722) going into the convention, but it failed to fill all of those slots only 1,662 Sanders delegates showed up on Saturday, compared to 1,693 Clinton ones.
Of the 64 disputed Sanders delegates, the party contends, only eight showed up at the convention on Saturday, and six were ultimately seated. The remaining 58 were disqualified, the party claims, either because they were not registered as democrats by May 1st, or because they did not respond to the party's attempts to verify their names, birthdays and addresses.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/wtf-happened-at-the-nevada-democratic-state-convention-20160517#ixzz48wpmOEO2
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Sanders and turnout

I expect Sanders to do well in the 3 caucus states tonight but not because, as their campaign asserts, he does well when there is high voter turnout.
An article in my local (Columbia, SC) paper today says that he does best when "there is almost no turnout."
As example, he received 18,640 votes in winning the Idaho caucus. Clinton's margin of victory in my home county alone was more than that (she received 39,322 votes).
For those keeping score nationwide, Clinton has thus far won 8.9 million votes to 6.4 for Sanders.
Sounds like a pretty favorable stat for the General Election.

This was the only forum where I could post this without it being overrun with people basically disenfranchising all black and Southern voters to discredit the fact that Hillary is on her way to the nomination and the White House.

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