In their own words - Politicians, celebrities, scholars

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hot diggity, Nov 8, 2018.


  1. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I've heard some interesting ideas and word choices from politicians recently. I fell that I need a place to confirm them, and write them down.

    "I am hopeful that when redistricting is done after the 2020 decennial census, stacking and bleaching will not be the primary goals."

    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn

    Read more here: That gerrymandered district you Republicans hate so much? I didn’t draw it.
     
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  2. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    “If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.”
    — Alice Cooper
     
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you listen to ANYONE, to decide who to Vote for, you should consider yourself a BrainDead Sheeple...
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    "I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue,"
    Said Alex Occasionally Conscious on a (I think) Nov 1 interview in response to a question on the Palestine Israel relations.
     
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  5. Bandit99

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    @hot diggity "I am hopeful that when redistricting is done after the 2020 decennial census, stacking and bleaching will not be the primary goals."

    Errrr…just what in the hell does this mean? I've no idea...since the ideas that do pop into my mind certainly can't be correct.
     
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  6. hot diggity

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  7. hot diggity

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    Really? We play games with redistricting around here almost constantly. I'd never heard the terms "stacking and bleaching" either.
     
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  8. SB21

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    I remember that about Johnson. That one just blew my mind . It was unbelievable.
     
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  9. hot diggity

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    "You can't invest your food stamp money."

    --Sonnie Johnson, Patriot Radio 11/25/2018
     
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    In the context of Clyburn's comments, it would seem to refer to the Republican's propensity for gerrymandering districts to stack the electorate's voting demographics in their favour, and by ensuring that the the coloured folk (generally Democratic Party voters) are bleached out in a majority of districts by good, loyal, GOP voting white folk.

    That the terms are not used or are unfamiliar, doesn't mean that political tactic isn't used....but word coinage starts somewhere, and it looks like Jim Clyburn may be a contender for that expression's origin perhaps. In Australian politics, 'branch stacking' is a well known term and political method of anti democratic skullduggery. Branch stacking - Wikipedia
     
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  13. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready! Site Supporter++

    A lot of society isn't that civil.
     
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  14. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    True.

    “Civilization is but a thin veneer stretched across the passions of the human heart. And civilization doesn't just happen; we have to make it happen.”

    ― Bill Moyers

    And when that thin veneer is torn, firearms help even the odds between the weak and strong.

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
    -- Robert A. Heinlein

    I find it interesting that it's the "assault weapon" that's the problem.... not the killer. If that's the way we want to play it, we'd better start turning in all these deadly cars, turn off the gas, confiscate knives, sticks, and stones, drain every body of water and destroy anything that could cause choking or be used to choke someone. Oh my, do we register hands and feet over a certain size as deadly weapons?
     
  15. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    "Most shootings are done by people with guns"

    One of our reporters, but thankfully it didn't go to air.
     
  16. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    :ROFLMAO: I'd like to have heard his explanation of the other shootings.
     
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  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The was a Hunting Dog who shot his Master...
     
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