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by phuqueue
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Incidentally, people who believe parents are to blame for having their own kids stolen from them as the penalty for fleeing violence in their home countries that is largely America's fault in the first place are disgusting, but we live in hell now so what else is new
by phuqueue
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

It was a policy that could have been changed at any time by Trump. It didn't require any action by Congress. But, this is what I don't understand: If it was policy that could have been changed anytime by Trump, then what was the point of the executive order? Why wouldn't Trump just change the polic...
by phuqueue
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

The bill that the Dems uniformly opposed that went down in the House was a hard line anti-immigration proposal. It was a cure worse than the disease. Also, the GOP controls the entire government, so if they want to do something they shouldn't need the Dems anyway. But it turns out, with the exceptio...
by phuqueue
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Ok, there's a lot to respond to and I only have a short of amount of time to post, so here's my best attempt with time constraints: I don't think that if the same thing happened while Obama was president, then it was Obama merely "dropping the ball." It should have been an outrage then to...
by phuqueue
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Yes, they hid the cages full of kids for 8 years despite gop congressional oversight for 6 of them. As phuqueue has already pointed out, there's no shortage of news stories about the way the Obama administration handled kids... 03/11/2015, Washington Post: Mexican kids held for months as punishment...
by phuqueue
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

This has been going on at the border for decades. While it's sad and shocking, it's really not "news," is it? So why is it making news now? It's making the news now because your first sentence is an outright lie, as I previously explained (and even sourced for you). Your CNN clip that you...
by phuqueue
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

https://www.propublica.org/article/chil ... ion-policy

I guess that's what you get for committing the grave offense of entering the country, huh
by phuqueue
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

No laws were broken by these kis or there parents. It's not illegal to seek asylum. They came to the front door and knocked. 1. I do not believe it illegal to seek asylum. Neither is taking away these kids from their parents. If border patrol believe the adults are a threat to the kids (among other...
by phuqueue
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

It's weird how, in a country whose foundational story lionizes dudes who decided that they weren't happy with the laws that applied to them, people nonetheless think "he broke the law" is sufficient cause for any amount of injustice inflicted in response.
by phuqueue
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Did you learn that from Bull Connor?
by phuqueue
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Yeah I mean sometimes I'm just hypercritical but I have to admit I do feel safer now that crying six year olds are in prison and high school students are being sent to Mexico to be murdered
by phuqueue
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Most of the credit a president deserves for a good economy (and this was true of Clinton in the 90s and Obama more recently as well) is just that he didn't get in the way. But that being said, if we're gonna credit the guy who happened to be president at the time, it's silly to look at the headline ...
by phuqueue
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Isn't it just headed in the same direction it's been headed for the past eight years? I mean I guess the trade war is new.
by phuqueue
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Just checking in again, are we still giving him a chance or do we have an opinion about building concentration camps for children
by phuqueue
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53223

Re: Capping the Loop

Rush hour should always be a nightmare for drivers. Bending over backwards to accommodate drivers is how we ended up with "surface lots and cheap land downtown adjacent everywhere" in the first place. And KC's road network has plenty of slack to absorb the closure of the north loop anyway.
by phuqueue
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

https://youtu.be/_lu_Hgw60Ns

We still giving this big ol' goofball a chance or what?
by phuqueue
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

I am not certain that the apparent clarity with which 1970s era republicans were able to view Nixon's misdeeds is possible today. While the partisanship seems about equally toxic, there were not an infinite number of sycophantic blogs, podcasts, YouTube personalities, fake news propaganda factories...
by phuqueue
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 2765

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

Why should the time of purchase mean citizens get a special deal on their taxes to keep them below the market yet be able to benefit from selling their home at market rates? Strongly agree, definitely think it's cool when poor people who maintained the neighborhood's building stock through decades ...
by phuqueue
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 117722

Re: Politics

Riverite wrote:Personally I'm not sure if the tea party was ever truly about the deficit

Bingo. The Tea Party will be back in force (perhaps under another name, who knows) the next time there is a Dem president (especially if that president is, again, not white).

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