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April 3, 2019

Knew a kid who was suspended in high school...

He would sneak up behind girls and smell their hair. He did it a few times thinking it was funny. He was suspended for a week, and quickly grew out of it. He thought he was being a goofball but realized it was not cool. He was about 15 when he learned this.

You guys, this shouldn't be controversial... It was strange behavior then, it's strange behavior now. Nobody said anything about crime or assault, but it is, without a doubt, strange. Add a dynamic of a position of authority and it's even dicier.

That's all.

October 24, 2018

How is everyone feeling about the midterms?

I'm in a big, blue city of a fairly blue state, and most of my friends are on the left, so I feel like I live in a bubble. Naturally, I check the respected election ratings websites daily, and keep my eyes on the polls, but I'm interested in hearing about folks' gut feeling. Are people in your community talking about the election? Do they seem excited to vote? Think the House is guaranteed or are there doubts? Etc, etc...

Not gonna lie, I'm nervous.

October 14, 2018

Anybody familiar with any election apps?

Tried searching online but can't really find anything. Anybody aware of an election app?

Would love to have an app that sends a notification when a new poll is released, sets reminders for upcoming debates and primary election nights, aggregates race ratings from 538, Cook, Sabato, etc.

July 28, 2018

What do you look for most in a Democratic candidate?

I'm trying to pose this question without getting into arguments that fall along parallel lines of the 2016 primary, though I understand some of that might be inevitable. I'm genuinely interested in hearing everyone's thoughts on what you look for most in a candidate--and I'm talking more about their character, guiding principle, or philosophical disposition--rather than a specific policy platform.

I personally think, that in this moment of radical right-wing dominance, I want Democratic nominees who acknowledge that the Republican party (not just Trump) has been becoming increasingly dangerous; not only in their policies, but their tactics in governance (i.e., blocking Garland). I'm all for reaching out to work on bipartisan legislation with the handful of Republicans who are reasonable on certain positions, but by and large I think we need Dems who are prepared to fight dirty--Obama (as much as I love him) tried playing nice, and in many instances it did not work too well.

Anyway, I'm curious to find out what everyone else thinks.

June 3, 2017

Can we have a chat about the left's fake news?

I'm not trying to start arguments here, and forgive me if I'm coming off as a jerk, but can we have an honest discussion about posting from sites like the Palmer Report, Patribotics, and other similar blogs? I've lurked here for years, but I'll admit I am pretty new to posting, so perhaps this isn't my place to bring it up. That being said, I think we're better than this. We were all rightfully pissed at the fake news leading up to the election--Hillary was an alcoholic or mentally/physically disabled, Seth Rich, Comet Ping Pong, etc. I'm not saying it's as bad on our side (it isn't, not by a long shot), but it just seems counterproductive to me. Sure, their articles may have some kernels of truth in them, but you could say the same about the right wing fake news (i.e., John Podesta hosted a spirit cooking, so that proved to the crazies that Hillary was a witch). I saw a couple of posters say they liked reading Mensch as if she were writing fan fiction, so perhaps her posts should be posted in the "Fiction" group? I'll admit that, in a weird way, I actually kind of like reading Louise Mensch, but I don't believe in the majority of what she writes. I understand why people read her--we want quick answers, we want these sociopaths out of the White House. I get it: this still doesn't feel real, and we're just hurtling on in this terrible, chaotic nightmare. But this isn't going to help, we need to exchange and discuss accurate information and articles in order to understand what's going on in the world. Again, I'm not trying to be cruel here, just wanting to open up some self-examination and productive discussion.

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