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Conversation with a Republican friend.

I've mentioned this guy before: we've been friends for about fifty years and rarely talk politics. But a recent conversation got me thinking.

The few times I've let him (briefly) talk politics over the past few years, his focus has been on the Democrats, not the Republicans, as in how bad the Democrats are. In fact, I can't recall one instance in which he talked about why he specifically agreed with Republican policies, or with Trump. And I'm saying "I can't recall" because I know I would have responded.

Now this guy was a successful businessman until he retired a few years ago, so he's no dummy. It makes me wonder just how many conservatives may fall into the "I hate Democrats" category instead of the "I agree with Republicans" one, due to where they get their news and commentary. It really does.

I don't want to use the term "brainwashed" here. But, if people like him focus on why they dislike something instead of why they like the opposite, I really have to wonder what's going on in their heads.

[Edit]: After reading a few of the posts below, I have to wonder how much of the Republican or Trump agendas and issues some of these people actually know or understand. Can they even discuss them?

"Caligula" is not an accurate nickname for donnie.

I've seen it here a number of times: a variation on Caligula used as a nickname. But, according to The History Channel:

Think of it as the ancient equivalent of miniature Nikes and tuxedo-imprinted onesies: Even in Roman times, parents liked to proudly dress their progeny in tiny versions of grownup gear. And so, when the respected general Germanicus brought his son Gaius on campaign, the tyke sported soldier’s footwear, or caligae, scaled down to his size. (Some scholars think his wife Agrippina, granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, chose the getup to emphasize her family’s imperial pedigree.) Either affectionately or mockingly, Germanicus’ troops called the boy “Caligula,” meaning “Little Boots” or “Booties.” The nickname stuck, but Gaius reportedly hated it.


So, taking the root of "caligae," which is "calig," and adding the diminutive "ula" to it, yielded "caligula."

Now, using the same thinkology, we can take "manus," which is "hand" and add the "ula to it and come up with "Manusula."

I'm not claiming this is proper Latin syntax, but it was fun to think up.

Who woulda thunk American politicians

can be so despicable?

Today, I'm thankful not all of them are.

Happy Thanksgiving, or, if you prefer, happy holiday.

Biden transition can begin: will donny blow up now?

Will that be a Category 6 or 7 whining storm?

Please help me out: I missed the Sidney Powell dumping.

Don't know how I missed it, but I did. Why did she get dumped? I thought she had said something about communists helping Democrats?

Link to something? Thx.

Serious question for DU lawyers.

Putting Rudy aside for the moment...

All these lawsuits have been filed by lawyers -- people who graduated from law school and passed their bars, and who probably want to have a long career in law. Yet the lawsuits keep getting tossed out, in some cases with prejudice. And some of the lawyers have been reamed out by the judges.

So my question is, what would possess these lawyers to go through with the lawsuits? Are they so hungry for work that they would take anything that comes along? Do they really believe the judges are that stupid? Are they under pressure to file away regardless of the outcome?

I'm really curious about this, and about who these lawyers are.

Okay, so this GSA asshole minion is holding the country hostage

(so to speak).

Joe has already asked people on Twitter to help fund it. Twitter refused.

But that tells me something: there is a way to fund this without the GSA. How would that work, i.e., what would the money go for, and how would it be spent?

Contructive responses only, please.

Speaking of donnie's golf courses...

I picked up a copy of a golf magazine at a friend's yesterday, and it had a list of the 100 best courses in the US. So, just out of curiosity, I checked to see if any of donnie's made the list.

Nope.

On one hand, I think Biden's team is right to not get involved

in all this election bullshit. Let the courts decide the lawsuits and keep letting Rudy make an ass of himself and his ambulance chasers. Keep out of it.

On the other hand, I have to believe that his team has measures in place to do something if push comes to shove, and that they're waiting and hoping they don't have to go there.

I always thought the Marx Brothers were funny,

but this Giuliani farce leaves them in the dust.
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