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Fri May 6, 2016, 11:02 PM

 

George Takei: Vote blue no matter who



I absolutely love the way he speaks.

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Reply George Takei: Vote blue no matter who (Original post)
Amimnoch May 2016 OP
scscholar May 2016 #1
Amimnoch May 2016 #7
scscholar May 2016 #9
Amimnoch May 2016 #10
Liberal_in_LA May 2016 #15
Biaviians May 2016 #2
840high May 2016 #3
Skittles May 2016 #5
OnyxCollie May 2016 #19
Buzz cook May 2016 #21
OnyxCollie May 2016 #25
Buzz cook May 2016 #28
OnyxCollie May 2016 #29
Buzz cook May 2016 #30
OnyxCollie May 2016 #31
Buzz cook May 2016 #32
OnyxCollie May 2016 #33
Silver_Witch May 2016 #4
Cary May 2016 #6
brush May 2016 #8
Cary May 2016 #11
brush May 2016 #13
Cary May 2016 #14
cantbeserious May 2016 #12
chknltl May 2016 #16
chwaliszewski May 2016 #20
jhart3333 May 2016 #22
TrueDemVA May 2016 #26
retrowire May 2016 #17
Cassiopeia May 2016 #18
Wibly May 2016 #23
McKim May 2016 #24
oldandhappy May 2016 #27

Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:09 PM

1. Star Trek was great...

 

but that was almost fifty years ago! He's just milking it now.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:40 PM

7. Hmm, isn't that about how long ago Bernie's

 

Civil right's activism was?

Interesting.

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #7)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:47 PM

9. I think I just got Berned

 

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Response to scscholar (Reply #9)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:48 PM

10. Nah not really.

 

Just a jest. I actually hold him in very high esteem for his early activism, and would never seriously denigrate it.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #1)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:28 AM

15. Huh? Asshole thing to say about the great Takei

 

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:10 PM

2. George I love you and Brad but absolutely not.

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Response to Biaviians (Reply #2)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:16 PM

3. .+1

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #3)

Sat May 7, 2016, 01:10 AM

19. Voting blue got internment camps.

 

Identity politics FAIL.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #19)

Sat May 7, 2016, 02:03 AM

21. You do know that

George Takei was in an interment camp?

Your comment is a joke in very poor taste..

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #21)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:33 AM

25. It's not a joke.

 

"Voting blue" meant voting for anti-Asian planks in the Democratic platform. (Anti-Asian sentiment was expressed by both parties, actually.) When the Japanese were interned, the White House and both houses of Congress were "blue."

Japanese Americans wouldn't have the chance to "vote blue" until 1952.

The internment was no more a military necessity than the threat of Saddam's WMD. What was a threat was the Japanese's skill in farming; wages for Japanese workers were creeping up on the wages for Caucasian workers.

Once the Japanese were interned, farm corporations struck a deal with the government to harvest the crops in the field; dummy corporations would be subsidized by the government to spare the farm corps from any risk. These dummy corporations would then sell back to the farm corporations at a very low price. Any other expenses encountered would be billed to the Japanese. (Farm corporations had liens against the crops, a consequence of the Japanese suffering decades of legislative hurdles to make their living expenses very costly.)

The congressional report, Personal Justice Denied, explained the internment as war-mongering racists gone wild, with a failure of everyone to stop them.

Oops! Our bad. These things happen.

No mention of the objective monetary incentives received by farm corporations (Financial loss to the Japanese was estimated to be between $800 million and $2 billion in 1983 dollars.)

Simply "voting blue" because they're "the good guys" is a joke in very poor taste.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #25)

Sat May 7, 2016, 02:07 PM

28. Yes a bad joke

Which party wants internment camps? If you say democratic you're just a troll.

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #28)

Sat May 7, 2016, 06:44 PM

29. Which party *had* internment camps?

 

If you can't say Democratic, you're just a liar.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #29)

Sun May 8, 2016, 03:27 AM

30. "Had" spanky

You're just like the idiots that say the democratic party "is" the party of the KKK.

Sorry time passes on, believe it or not it's no longer the 1940s

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #30)

Sun May 8, 2016, 10:36 AM

31. You missed the point, genius.

 

It wasn't about race, it was about economic exploitation. Race was the excuse given to the rubes who might not approve of an illegal and unconstitutional power grab by the government on behalf of big corporations.

We're all "Japanese" now.

BTW, when is Hillary going to release those transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches? I'd love to hear what promises she made in exchange for a quarter of a million dollars. If Hillary is elected President, can we expect her to follow in Obama's footsteps by failing to prosecute any big banks that engage in massive fraud?

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #31)

Sun May 8, 2016, 02:02 PM

32. Now you're trying to teach history?

Graduate from high school first.

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #32)

Sun May 8, 2016, 02:12 PM

33. OMIGOSH, YOU GOT ME!

 

HOW WILL I EVER RECOVER?

You're boring. I'm done with you.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:16 PM

4. No more voting Blue No Matter Who

 

I will vote for the best candidate - period - and always!

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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #4)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:27 PM

6. And what does that mean?

It's a nice, glittering generality.

And it's code, isn't it?

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Response to Cary (Reply #6)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:41 PM

8. Code for voting for the Dem nominee not for Trump.

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:49 PM

11. Silver Witch said something else

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Response to Cary (Reply #11)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:06 AM

13. So she did. I only explained what "vote blue no matter who" means.

Bernie or Hillary in the general to stop Trump.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:17 AM

14. Listening to Trump talking about debt,

the man is an idiot. He is a narcissist. Anyone who would vote anything but blue has a screw loose somewhere.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:55 PM

12. Bernie Or Bust For This Citizen

eom

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:28 AM

16. +1 nt

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 01:46 AM

20. +2

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 02:07 AM

22. I'm in

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:46 AM

26. Count me in as well

No more DINOs!

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:32 AM

17. Next time you hear "vote blue no matter who "

Just remember that Kim Davis was a Democrat.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 12:50 AM

18. Easy for you to say at 79

At 39, it might be better to take my medicine now and look forward to 2020.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 02:17 AM

23. Bottom line

If the Dems want people to vote Blue no matter Who, then they had better produce a nominee who is not tied into Goldman Sacs, does not have a history of foreign policy blunders (Iraq and Libya), does not have a history of flip flopping and pandering, and is actually a candidate people can get behind in a big way.
Sorry but, this argument that people should vote against their own principles and self interest just because there is a big scary Trump out there, does not wash.
Trump can be big and scary, but if he doesn't have Congress and the Senate behind him, he'll be mostly bluster.

No, I'm not saying I would vote Trump, but it doesn't mean I would vote Clinton.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:26 AM

24. No Can Do, Family Values Says Vote Sanders

I really can't vote for Hillary. Here above my computer is a portrait of my brother in law who died in Vietnam for a lie in 1967 at the age of 22. When I see his face I am reminded that should Hillary be selected, we will have many more wars and interventions. Many more young Americans will die and many many more in the Middle East will die and their countries will be destroyed. Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, enough already. We know war at this household and it is not pretty.

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 11:08 AM

27. Ahhh George, you live in fantasy land.

clinton is not going to fight for all those things. Please get involved and lend your name to building a permanent structure for the Sanders issues .

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