Donald Trump not welcome in Roslindale restaurant

Charlie Redd, owner of Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street, posts a call to arms against the gathering darkness:

The resistance begins now. Trump is an obvious danger to the rights I believe in and that this business is built around. Why fight? Because we are fucking Americans. That’s what we do, fight. Fight for values we hold dear. Just because I lie on the liberal view of the issues doesn’t mean I don’t have the will to fight. Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act? I will fight for the other states and in this state. I will fight for the ones that can’t. Right now that’s my daughters and all the girls growing up today in this confusing time where the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams and a whole other peril to their rights entered it. Olive and Viola cannot fight. But I can. Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy. I can fight for them. I can stand up when they cannot.

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No, he doesn't

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Did you read the part about his visit down South (of which he's a native)?

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Good start.

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Too bad dmcboston tried to hijack the thread with Ben McDonald's citation of Laci Green tweets, which have almost nothing to do with Charlie Redd.

dmcboston seems to be making the argument that "many of them" -- people who disapprove of Trump -- sound like nutbags. It's such a clever and thoughtful critique. People who disapprove of Trump are nutbags.

In Mass., there were two non Trump voters for every Trump voter. I don't think Trump is going to win any popularity contests in this state. That said, let's talk about Charlie Redd's post.

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He's Baaaacccckkkk!!!!

And a good morning to you, too.
Hijack? The only difference between Laci's insane rant and Redd's insane rant is, um, not much.

Substitute "Obama" for "Trump", set the clock back a bit and this thread would be Godwinned in about nine seconds.

After reading the introduction to Redd's rant, I decided that there was no way in hell I was going to give him a page hit. It's an obscenity laced pile of borderline insane invective.
"Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy."

Nonsense. Unless her parents are gangbangers or felonious in other ways, there's not much chance of them going anywhere.

Trump didn't carry Massachusetts. Oh, well, there are other states. Many other states.
It's not that people who disapprove of Trump are nutbags. It's that people that go on rants about "The resistance begins now. " don't sound too level headed. No, I won't 'read the whole thing'.

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I am from the south and was

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I am from the south and was also home for Christmas. I saw one confederate flag in the two weeks I was there and it was at a trailer in the middle of the woods along the French Broad River. It is a stereotype that the south is full of confederate flag flying racists and is not true. Stop being prejudice Adam. And don't believe everything you hear/read. Thanks.

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Were you respectful of being

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Were you respectful of being in a different region with a different culture or did you act like a grouch?

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Now what do you think?

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We're two Bostonians surrounded by drunk people in pickups flying large Confederate flags as they drive down their equivalent of Rte. 1. Of course we were polite - and then we enjoyed one of the best fireworks shows ever because apparently down South they like seeing the rocket's red glare a lot more up close than fire marshals up here would allow.

But fuck this "culture" crap. Grits and the accent and hospitality are culture. The stars and bars is not culture: It's treason. And failure. And death.

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Southern Nice

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I had a similar not-recommended experience near Leesburg, VA about 8 years ago. Once someone heard me talk (I suppose I have something of a hybrid northeastern USA accent), a previously pleasant interaction turned to me being given the silent treatment.

A similar thing happened in, of all places, Switzerland, when I pulled a girl back into our whitewater raft after she had been ejected. It was all, "thanks! thanks!" until I told her I was from Massachusetts. She and her friends were from Georgia (state, not Republic). I couldn't believe it.

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It's not the south's fault

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It's not the south's fault that the Patriots & Spygate generated so much ill will. ;-)

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Yes I did, and I recently

Yes I did, and I recently spent an extended amount of time in Savannah GA. This guy is out of his mind, and looking to stir the pot.

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Savannah?

That's like eating grits with palm trees on an estate just outside NYC and calling it southern.

Try someplace without a renowned art university next time.

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Listen hun, you leave river

Listen hun, you leave river st and SCAD and look around Savannah, it aint that nice.

I was staying over by Frazier Homes btw

Edit: Also with the number of Military bases in and around Savannah the military outnumbers SCAD students exponentially, if that was the angle you were going for.

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Well...

"He doesn't sound like a nutbag..."

Not many of them do...Oh, wait...
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Takes one

To know one.

More projection than a 20 screen multiplex.

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That's a good one

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Should I start posting some neo-Nazi pro-Trump tweets in reply?

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Hey, it's your site...

I'm as against neo Nazi (or real ones, for that matter) tweets as I was a year ago, before this derangement took hold. But, hey, do what you want.

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So, let's talk about...

"So what do you say we talk about Charlie Redd's post and not whatever lame disconnected bs dmcboston is posting."

...why, in a pre-planned verbal assault, do you not recognize that this is about Ivanka's right to travel unmolested? This assault was not about some bullshit Aryan tweet.
Oh, please explain how Trump is anti Semetic? He's backing Israel to the hilt, and wants the next embassy to be in Jerusalem.
Why not talk about Obama's UN abstention?

"IMO,anti-semetic Trump supporters have no place at UniversalHub"

You're new here or just hiding your identity. If that comment was aimed at me, that's libel. If it was aimed at others here, it's still libel. If it's not libel, please cite the comment by any of the real posters on here, even if they're anons.

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I don't know the guy.

I don't follow him.
I don't have a twitter account, I just stumbled over the tweet on Twitchy and thought it was funny.

What's a 'cuck'?

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Let me google that for you...

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What's a 'cuck'?

It's Trumpkin-speak for "any man who isn't a complete shithead".

But you knew that before you asked.

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"But you knew that before you asked."

Damn. Another mind reader.

I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary...
Cuck
Another name for the great "Onision" leader of the cuckolds. In the cuck fashion, Onision is a liberal feminazi vegetarian only he has millions of followers from all around the world. All bow before the cuck king, Onision, lots of the cuckold empire.
"There goes lord Onision again, being the biggest cuck in the history of cucks."
Thank you kind warrior, cuckold of Onision!
#cuckold #cuck #onision
by Esmeralex August 02, 2016
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The Urban Dictionary

OK, I'm not sure that really helped a lot...

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Well...

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Well...

Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act?

If he thinks that that the Trump era will unleash madness that somehow will only affect other states but NOT us here, then he's certainly not demonstrating a cold, clear grip on reason & rationality.

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Dramatic much?

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"the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams..."

Seriously?

Hold on to that 2nd grade tutoring job Charlie, sounds like it might be a good fall back job after ostracizing half of your customer base.

Restaurant owners, stick to being restaurant owners, nobody wants to hear your political views. Celebrities can heed the same advice.

*note that I made no political, racial or economical stances in this reply, Uhub responders. I could agree with Charlie or not, who knows?

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Trump got very far from half

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Trump got very far from half the vote in Boston. If this restaurant was in an uneducated, poor, obese red state his business would probably take a hit.

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Why are liberals

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Suddenly angry we're a democratic republic, sorry you lost but the rules were clear from the onset.

Here's to 8 years of adults acting like children.

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Conservatives aren't really all suffering amnesia, are they?

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Seriously, you've just forgotten the last eight years and the refusal to accept the fact the president was not a Kenyan-born Muslim out to confiscate your guns and bury opponents under Texas Walmarts? It was kind of a big deal, it was in all the papers, and if you can't remember something like that, might I suggest an appointment with a neurologist?

In the meantime, though, you might want to Google "First Amendment" and read it. It's really short, won't take you more than a minute to go through it all, even if you have to sound out each word. It ensures one of our fundamental rights: To speak out and to protest. Over the past eight years, conservatives made ample use of that amendment. Are you suggesting the other side not be allowed to do so?

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What do you expect?

From someone who doesn't even realize that a president is elected for 4 years, not 8?

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Two terms...

...yup.

EDIT (I was reading other threads)

I'm a bit right of center, apparently was until November. Now I'm a racist, Obama hater, neck breathing monster.

Well, no. Most of Adam's description only applies to the cartoon characters that live in the vitriol of the left. Hell, I let my Aryan Nation card expire. (Just kidding, AN. I would never pretend to belong to you. I'm too afraid of you.)

Am I asking way too much to give it time to see how this thing plays out?

Oh, the First Amendment is one of the greatest sentences ever written. One line and it enshrines freedom of speech, assembly and religion.

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"Am I asking way too much to

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"Am I asking way too much to give it time to see how this thing plays out?"

Yes, you are. I think the President elect has already showed how it's going to play out. His inadequate and unqualified picks for his cabinet/administration has shown what he is going to do to this country (and don't dismiss his white supremacist friends that he has decided to also include in his administration).

I know it's easier to white wash things to make yourselves feel better rather than admit that maybe the revolution you so wanted is actually going to screw so many already marginalized people never mind our standing in the world. But hey, as long as you're not the one suffering – right? Being a racist is ok! Being a sexual assaulter is OK! Denigrating women, minorities, immigrants - hey, it's all ok!!!

YOU may not be a racist, misogynistic, xenophobe but If you voted for him you did in fact vote for racism, misogyny and xenophobia. Your vote basically said " I am ok with all of the above behavior as long as I don't feel marginalized - it's ok for other people to be marginalized - just not me. Oh and coal."

I find it funny how many Trump voters are talking about "let's see what happens, "give the guy a chance", "let's work together" when for the last 8 years the right blocked everything they could and made no qualms about saying they would do just that the day Obama got into office. And they did in grand style. And then everyone blames the liberals and the President for their perceived slights but not the actual people doing the blocking; the Republicans - it's never, ever the Republicans. It's always someone else. Of course one of their best is blocking the Supreme court pick of the current president but I guess you are ok with that too. But I am sure if the Dems do it against Trump's picks they will be called un-American and what a travesty it will be.

So yes, I am sorry - at this point you are asking too much. People's lives and rights are literally on the line. Maybe it doesn't affect you. Maybe you are male…maybe you are a white male. Maybe you're not. Maybe you were just uniformed. Maybe you were informed and wanted to throw a grenade into the political landscape no matter the consequences to women and minorities. Maybe you voted against your own interests b/c you didn't care that he had no plan and is unqualified. Maybe you don't care that this guy just spouts bullshit, isn't a fan of facts and data and is more concerned with Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him rather than real issues.

All I know is that the right seems to have a really, really short memory.

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Trump's cabinet picks are

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Trump's cabinet picks are completely horrible.

Lets start with Rick Perry for Energy Secretary. This is the same Rick Perry who wants to get rid of the Department of Energy, only he is so god damn dumb that he couldn't think of the name of it during the debate. Rick Perry, who got Cs and Ds in college, will be succeeding a Nobel Prize winner that Obama appointed.

Trump's pick for secretary of education never attended a public school, never sent a kid to a public school and never worked at a public school. She is a religious nut who wants to destroy public schools so that tax money can instead be sent to crazy christian schools. Her brother ran a company that murdered people for money(Blackwater) and her husband runs a pyramid scheme(Amway). They are a horrible family is what I am pointing out.

His pick of secretary of state is the head of ExxonMobil. Enough said. His pick for HUD is a surgeon with no experience in that field who himself admitted he will be a "fish out of water".

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Hey.

President Obama is a Nobel Prize winner.

So, how's that working out?

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but Obama bla bla

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Trump didn't pick anyone as moderate as Obama for his cabinet. Regarding Obama's Nobel prize, it's not a qualification, it's an award. If you're still sore about it, write The Nobel Foundation, P.O. Box 5232, SE-102 45 Stockholm, Sweden.

Trump's biggest supporter at UniversalHub appears to know nothing about Trump's cabinet. instead his response is simply "But Obama..."

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Did you just land here yesterday?

Oh. Yes, you did, actually.

"Trump's biggest supporter at UniversalHub appears to know nothing about Trump's cabinet. instead his response is simply "But Obama...""

I'm Trump's biggest supporter? Nope. I'm just sick of the progressive bullshit and I'm calling you on it.

Heh...I'm not sore about Obama's well deserved award. I had actually hoped he would do something to earn it.

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Yup.

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Gen. Mattis is unqualified, since he's only been out of the Marines for two years, instead of the required 7.

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I'm talking to a moron here

LOL...so why is everyone so looking forward to General Mattis's appointment? Well, it's obvious. His nickname is 'Mad Dog'. The Marines call him 'Mad Dog'.
So, he's got that going for him.
The Congress, in what will be called by the talking heads,"the total destruction of the Republic, Constitution, America, our way of life, oh, and racism" will pass a law, probably of three sentences or less, qualifying General Mattis for the post. Easy peasey.

From the web site you cited, "Having retired in 2013, Mattis needs a special waiver to serve, as U.S. law bans uniformed military officers from being secretary of defense for seven years after leaving active duty. Barno, now based at American University, echoed Dunlap's view that more retired generals don't necessarily equate to more foreign military interventions. "The military leaders that [Trump] has selected will bring a very sober voice about the risks of using military power," he said. "So I think the military people will bring a cautionary note to a number of these campaigns, in some cases more than some civilian leaders might in the past."

From: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/08/trump-cabinet-picks-raise-...

Maybe you should have read the website before you cited it.

So, put your head back down, lil buckaroo. He's in.
The Navy will once again have yeoman, able bodied seamen, midshipmen instead of, I dunno, 'seapeople' or something.

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Reading comprehension.

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From the web site you cited, "Having retired in 2013, Mattis needs a special waiver to serve, as U.S. law bans uniformed military officers from being secretary of defense for seven years after leaving active duty.

And therefore, he's unqualified. QED.

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More insane BS from a leftie

"I find it funny how many Trump voters are talking about "let's see what happens, "give the guy a chance", "let's work together" when for the last 8 years the right blocked everything they could and made no qualms about saying they would do just that the day Obama got into office. And they did in grand style."

OK, in no particular order...Obamacare was passed...A red line was drawn in Syria...250,000 dead later, the Russians will have a new naval base and airport...and Al-Assad will still be in power.
Europe is overrun with people that lack truck driving skills.
The Chinese are building islands in the middle of the South China Sea.
The rest of the Middle East? Well, Iran is well on the way to getting their fondest wish.

John Podesta was hacked by a phishing email that a ten year old wouldn't open.
Assange, on the other hand, says the email dump was from a pissed off Bernie supporter.

So many self inflicted wounds by this administration and the Democrats in general, you'd have to be crazy to give them another four years.

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Truck drivers in the Europe?

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Truck drivers in the Europe? WTF. The crap you nuts will blame on Obama yet you give him no credit for stopping the Bush Recession from becoming a depression. He saved the US auto industry and created 15 MILLION jobs the last 6 years. We have over 70 months in a row of private sector job growth. Bush left him a ridiculous mess and now the economy is strong. This is undeniable.

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Please study your history

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Obama did effectively nothing to halt the financial crisis and Bush had little if anything to do with it. Both the crisis and the salvation from it were effectively orchestrated mostly by the Federal Reserve with a hefty dose of help from both sides of the aisle in Congress due to their cozy telationship with Fannie Mae.

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You are so full of it

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I can't even begin with where to start with this nonsense.

You have essentially found a neocon method of blaming economics on God.

Wow.

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God =???

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Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen?

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Janet Yellen began her term

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Janet Yellen began her term as Fed chairperson in 2014, so trying to blame her for the 2007 financial collapse makes you about as intelligent as republicans that blame Obama for the Katrina response.

Amazing how literally every single republican has selective amnesia from 2001 to 2009.

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crisis AND the salvation

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Read what I wrote:

"crisis and the salvation from it were effectively orchestrated mostly by the Federal Reserve"

The Fed was in charge of regulating the banks - and dropped the ball when numerous talking heads were screaming about what was going on with derivatives to anyone that would listen (though many others played a part in the collapse - perhaps in part even Bush - though his role was small and mainly in the form of cheerleading impossible growth in home ownership).

Washington (both the White House and Congress - has done effectively nothing to revive the economy - it did that on its own with A LOT of help from Ben and later Janet (to their credit - some of their early moves were brilliant - more recently QE and near zero interest rates not so much).

My concern now are the dislocations from easy money/leverage for the rich - which has exploded the stock market, luxury real estate and cheap debt for wealthy corporations using it to financially engineer their stock prices. God (and not Janet Yellen) only knows if the Fed can engineer a soft landing/withdrawal of what may be ludicrous policies.

And if you must know my voting record at least in presidential elections since 2000 - try determining my allegiance from this in the last 5 presidential elections: R-D-R-D-I

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Syrian refugees.

Hey, a few bad apples in any group, I guess. The bloody massacres in Syria are a direct result of Obama's failed foreign policies. The refugees in Europe are a result of Obama's failed foreign policies.

I said nothing about the economy.

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So Bush & his cronies had

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So Bush & his cronies had nothing to do with the insanity in the Middle East? They didn't leave that mess with the current President? Obama may not be perfect and he certainly isn't the liberal I thought he was going to be but my god man, get ahold of yourself.

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Eight years...

...and still blaming Bush?

I blame the British and French. Have someone explain it to you.

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Obama's drone program?

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Obama's drone program? Forget Libya was Hillary and Obama's doing? Yemem is also now a failed state under Obama's foreign policy and Eygpt is less stable than before he took office. Iraq was still a bit of a mess but improving when Bush left. Now it is a failed state being overrun by ISIS.

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President-elect Trump is not

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President-elect Trump is not a "right winger" nor has he made any claim to be.

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he's not a liberal democrat either, let's look at his cabinet

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President Pussygrabber's cabinet may be the most right-wing cabinet ever. Pence is on the transition team. Trump's AG nominee Sessions said that grabbing a woman's vagina wasn't battery. Sessions nomination for federal bench was rejected on a bipartisan basis n the US senate because he's a cracker and a racist. I'd call the right wing. The guy he picked to run energy dept campaigned to eliminate it. it's the dept that protects and maintains US military nuclear weapons,

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If Obama wasn't born in Kenya, why did he say so?

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"Barack Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." -- Literary sell-sheet produced by Obama and his publicist, 1991

Fascinating to see the far-left continue to blame conservatives for the "born in Kenya" controversy when Obama first put it out there himself. Or if you believe his publicist, some youngster at the agency decided to make it up but was powerful enough to get it in print from 1991-2007. This is akin to blaming the victim. Obama or his publicist lied, people took them at their word and now are blamed for believing what was written. Even far-left Snopes confirms the story. Stop blaming conservatives.

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Fake cop

Welcome back. What are you going to pretend to be now? A Marine? The Governor? Napoleon?

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LOL "far left" Snopes

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There's that "reality has a liberal bias" problem again. Or, I guess, "far left".

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I enjoy finding partisanship

I enjoy finding partisanship in purportedly non-partisan websites and then figuring out if they are deluded or deceitful.

Snopes does very little to try to hide how far left they are. They are in it for the money and just happen to be leftists. Newsmax is a good example of this on the right wing. Weekly World News was a good example of a print edition that only slightly leaned right. The money is way more important than agenda.

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She is a ho before a

She is a ho before a libertarian, apparently.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042194/Facebook-fact-checker-ar...

-- She has worked as an escort and porn actress and despite claims website is non-political ran as a Libertarian for Congress on a 'Dump Bush' platform --

It is clear she is in it for the money and the site is way far left. Whores have every right to sell their wares where legal, but I would never trust one to be non-partisan.

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Daily Mail

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Really?

What's an encore - Washington Times? Clownhole?

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Clownhole?

That sounds familiar. Sophomoric, but familiar...

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Oh, Fishy...

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First, Snopes is not far-left, as I can tell. They are pretty even handed when it comes to outing crap (like the stuff you tend to traffic in). Second, you might want to go back and re-read Snope's entry on this. The point is not that Obama was born in Kenya or that he "put it out there" (cripes).

Oh heck, read this "The editor of the biographical text about Barack Obama which was included in the booklet maintained that the mention of Kenya was an error on her part and was not based on any information provided to her by Obama himself."

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1st Amendment

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Feel free to excercise that 1st Amendment. Only thing he's accomplished is putting the final nail in his own coffin. That restraint was crappy to begin with and now he managed to alienate what little clientele he has. Hope they're like minded moon bats. Speaking freely is a great thing, but stupid when you do it under your own co logo

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Or maybe he feels so strongly

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Or maybe he feels so strongly about it that he has no issue saying it under his business logo? All I've heard for the last year is "he tells it like it is" but is it only ok to tell it like it is for some and not all?

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It's funny that Repubs always

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It's funny that Repubs always scream "freedom of speech" but when someone else does it they are children or crazy.

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Trump is a 70 year old trust

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Trump is a 70 year old trust fund brat who spent years crying that Obama was elected and saying he shouldn't be president because of the color of his skin(Obama got way more votes than Trump, BTW. Romney and Hillary got more votes than Trump too). He also brags about raping women and has more failed marriages and failed businesses than he can count on his tiny little hands. He still gets in fights on Twitter every night even since being elected. You think Trump is an example of someone acting like an adult?

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In through the nose out

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In through the nose out through the mouth. Everything's going to be alright.

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But, Anon...

Rosie's calling for, well, I dunno...

DONALD TRUMP IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE

LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO STOP HIM AMERICA
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 1, 2017

She wants someone to stop him.

If one-one hundredth of the insane vitriol of the left was said by the right eight years ago (your opening, Swirl...) there would have been hell to pay. Hell, that Congresswoman in Arizona got shot and it was blamed on Sarah Palin's graphic (in the technical sense of the word) targeting of Democrats. Printed on a map.

So, Rosie, how do you propose to stop Trump in three weeks? Insult Barron again? Claymore mines? Witchcraft?

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So?

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Twitter randos are a dime a dozen, and for every "Rosie," it'd be easy to dig up similar Clinton ranters. But this isn't about randos on Twitter. It's about a very specific, fairly well known restaurant owner in Roslindale. Try to keep it together!

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She's a famous noted leftie.

Rosie O'Donnell.

She's the noted metallurgist that once said, "(um, paraphrasing) It's a well known fact that fire can't melt steel"
She was blaming Bush for September 11th...

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Rosie lives in NY

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This thread is about a guy who owns a business in Roslindale.

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Um...

"Donald Trump not welcome in Roslindale restaurant "

This thread is about Donald Trump.

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Re: dmcboston "But, Anon"

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Your post about the U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords shooting reminded me of fake-news coverage of the Marathon Bombings. Giffords attacker was a drug addict, described by some friends as liberal, and registered independent. Nothing to do with Republicans, despite the hype. On the day of the Marathon Bombings, I recall some of the Boston TV anchors saying because it was April 15 (Tax Day) the suspect could be a conservative or Tea Party member upset about paying taxes. The gravity of that day made it impossible to laugh but it goes to show what you're dealing with.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mad at the government

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mad at the government because they wouldn't let him compete on the US Boxing team but enough about the Tea Party, let's talk about the Roslindale restaurateur.

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Ah

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So the Marathon bombing had nothing to do with his radical Islamic beliefs and had everything to do with him not being able to represent the United States in the Olympics? You should really inform the producers of the latest documentary, because they were misinformed.

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Another really shitty thing about this election

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Another really shitty thing about this election is how mouth-breathers like dmcboston discovered the word "vitriol", and now they have to use it or one of its variants in every other sentence.

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Vitriol

Vitriol. I used to associate it with copper sulfate from a book I read as a kid. Pretty much forgot it, then read it this year. It's my new favorite word.
Oh, and I'm only mouth breathing when I snort beer through my nose reading your pathetic attempts at re-writing the dictionary.

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Do tell

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Oh, and I'm only mouth breathing when I snort beer through my nose reading your pathetic attempts at re-writing the dictionary.

Do tell, you original humanitarian genius, just how I attempted to rewrite the dictionary.

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What does his resistance mean in reality?

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Trump supporters only will be refused service?

All Republicans? Conservatives and libertarians?

Let's say the Pope walks in, what then?

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You need to read his entire post

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No, he is not talking about instituting some sort of entrance exam at his restaurant. He's talking about helping to organize politically to fight the damage he sees Trump and the Republicans doing over the next two to four years. In that, he's no different than a lot of other people.

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Really?

"In that, he's no different than a lot of other people."

Except that he can predict the future.

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Predicting the future is much easier

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When you use facts and evidence and don't say "oh God's will" and stick your head up your arseend.

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Good god I hope it means he

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Good god I hope it means he won't serve anybody wearing one of those ridiculous (made in china!) hats.

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Read the whole thing. Where

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Read the whole thing. Where does it say Trump isn't welcome in the restaurant?

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I wouldn't dream of going there but now I might

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The profanity laced tirade speaks for itself. Is this guy really tutoring children? Is a form 51-A with DCF in order? Ignorant and angry. Can't wait to wear my Trump "Make America Great Again" hat, "Choose Life" T-shirt and a crucifix, order a water and cheap appetizer and be asked to leave this establishment. Based on his rant, I doubt he owns much but it will be fun to sue and call Maura Healey's Trump hate hot-line (very slow there lately), the Licensing Board and ABCC when denied service. Maybe I'll bring my service dog with $9 vest for good measure, she can lick the plate. Perhaps the ACLU and the dying Boston Globe will back me.

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Nice fascism

Way better than BAD WORDS OMG!

Because we can't have children being raised by dissidents. Oh no. Much better that they be "disappeared" into "good homes", Right? Like this.

Go away fake liar cop, you're done.

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The police pension came on Saturday Swirly.

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It was nice to get it a day early, direct deposit even! Still waiting on the Section 8 checks, a few days late. You might want to bicycle down to the pension board and voice your displeasure and quibble over years of payroll records. Hit Boston Housing while you're at it. Keep your arms out, it will be harder for them to put a net over you.

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Ha ha

So funny! We all know that you're neither a cop nor old enough to get a pension.
Does your therapist know you're pretending to be a cop on the internet again?

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Ah! Here's his Experience with Policing!

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Keep your arms out, it will be harder for them to put a net over you.

How did that work for you last time, liar?

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Put up or shut up

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You keep talking about domestic-abuse forms and how you're going to sic DCF on somebody. Yet you never do. You just like playing a tough guy on the Internet. Wears thin after awhile.

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Wears thin after a while?

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Kind of like the unhinged trashing of President-elect Trump wears thin? I might talk about domestic abuse forms once or twice a year, I didn't realize it bothered you. I filed many 51A's and protected dozens of children over the years but I'm no longer a mandated reporter. Still, you're right. Morally, a phone call might be in order based on the extreme language and tone of this man.

I'll never forget the night I was given the honor of being appointed guardian ad-litem for a family of small orphaned kids on a night when former Superior Court Judge Maria Lopez had the overnight judicial response phone. Judges would take turns on-call, issuing restraining orders and warrants when court was closed. Although far-left, (she was a Dukakis appointee and husband owned the Boston Phoenix) I found Judge Lopez to be very professional and genuinely caring about the kids and the police. McDonald's fed them Happy Meals and provided toys until DSS (now DCF) could place them in a foster home. One of the better memories.

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Liar

Everything you say is made up. Everybody here knows it. You proved you don't have the most rudimentary understanding of the work you claim to have done. Go back to the funny farm.

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conservative troll infestation

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Adam has a conservative troll infestation. Feel free to use dry ice Adam G.

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Sorry, newbie.

I've been here a while. I'm not a conservative troll. I'm just sick of the leftie pandering. So, just for you...

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/JUbg4HN.jpg)

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Yawn

*yawns like the guy in the picture*

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That's not all made-up.

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That's not all made-up.

McDonalds does feed Happy Meals to children.

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Remember that time when the

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Remember that time when the current president was hung in effigy?. Or when he and his family were called the N word, apes, baboons? Or when the president elect kept claiming the presidents birth certificate was fake? You mean like that? Or do you mean when the right blocked his every move just out of spite, even if it was bad for their constituents, for the last 8 years? You mean like that? I'm so confused.

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Lying

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He's lying about when he 'allegedly' received a pension check. That, I know. ;)

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Better yet

Show up in a fake cop uniform. Then get wrestled to the ground and held until the real cops show up and take you in on a felony charge. That'd be fun!

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More room for the rest of us.

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Feel free to find a restaurant run and staffed by Trump supporters--it'll be like the Ted Nugent of restaurants--while we enjoy our shrimp and grits and cocktails and so on. And when you find a used Band-aid or a rat turd tucked in between the bun and the congealed, grayish burger, just remind yourself what an open-minded guy you are and keep eating.

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Nice projection!

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Maybe, just maybe, folks like jonbowen and me prefer our entertainment -- restaurants, musicians and celebrities in general -- to be apolitical?

Nah, that will never sell, at least on UH!

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Great!

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Then go find yourself an apolitical restaurant to eat at. It's tough to get a seat at Redd's at peak hours these days, so the rest of us appreciate your devotion to your political agnosticism. Meanwhile, I'll be spending my money at places that are openly opposed to fascism.

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Funny thing is i usually only

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Funny thing is i usually only see whites of a certain demographic in this restaurant. It's not really what you would consider a melting pot.

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Maybe...

...it's a whites only restroom?

JUST KIDDING!! It's a joke! OK?

Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: That's not funny.

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Here's a joke for you

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dmcboston is an ignorant, lying, hysterical bigot.

IT'S A JOKE! C'MON CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE?

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Trump supporters?!

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Did I mention Trump?! No. I don't like shrimp and grits served with a side of intolerance so feel free to continue to stuff that intolerance down your gullet. Yum!

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Open minded you say

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May want to refrain from read UHub as of late as well.

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Open minded

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That doesn't mean "tolerates idiocy and sloppy arguments/sourcing".

Tolerance is for people. Not for bad ideas and willful stupidity.

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Please, no politics with my meal

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I more agree than disagree with the owner, but I feel like restaurant/bar owners should try to be fairly neutral in a public setting. If you want to be a political theme restaurant, that's fine, but generally I'd prefer the owner/chef to stick to cooking.

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Why did the 'progressives' (leftists) and Democrats fail

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so miserably? Do you think it was because most who voted for Trump or didn't vote at all love the Republican party anymore than they love the Democratic party? For myself, when I see a party and more specifically an ideology (self described 'progressive') whose only hope of winning in many cases, especially at the federal level, is through having a large enough population of needy, desperate people, I have a problem with that. And I do hold some 'progressive' views, I'm not a raging 'fascist'.

The lunatic fringe left has damaged the Democratic brand, just as, imo, the lunatic right have damaged the Republican, Maybe we need a third, or forth, way.

And yes, Mr. Redd needs to calm his tits. Mr. Trump spent most of his adult life championing liberal (sorry, progressive) causes, and financially supporting them.

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Democrats lost because of a quirk of American history

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I guess it's time for the obligatory reminder that, in fact, Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million votes or so. Where she blew it was in not paying enough attention to Electoral College math, in states such as Michigan, which she could have won. In any other democratic country in the world, she'd be president-elect now. That's a flaw in her campaign, but even despite that, a majority of people who voted voted against the Republican candidate.

As for Trump spending most of his adult life championing liberal causes, I suppose that would be true if liberalism included outright racism and misogyny, which, at least in the reality-based world, it doesn't.

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Let's not forget

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I voted for Hillary, but I was not a huge fan. Lots of people who voted for her (maybe even the majority of people) didn't really like her that much. Even though I like most of her stands on the issues, she was still the lesser of two evils. She didn't lose because she "forgot about the blue collar worker", she lost because she wasn't very likeable while Trump was, to a lot of people, strong and saying what they wanted to hear.

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Um, you might want to recheck that.

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I did not vote for Hillary or Trump since I disliked them both. So, yes, there is truth in what you say. However, much has already been written about how she choose not to connect with the middle class who are having a real difficult time living in this country (for a good many many years) and, in which, has been basically ignored by the democratic party. (Personally, she always came across to me as a phony who could give a rat's ass for those not in her class.) Trump played those poor people who voted for him to a T and won; she and her party ignored them and lost. (Never mind about half of the country did not bother even to show up and vote. That, in itself, should tell us something).

And in regards to the popular vote, her job was to convince enough voters to vote for her by our current electoral process. Period. Jumping up and down after the fact makes one look like a sore loser. She and the democratic party failed. And it appears to me that that party may be too far gone to understand why they failed.

Yes, Trump is a narcissist demagogue and his election has allowed some of the country's anger to manifest itself as we see it now. But again, the democrats should of and could of stopped him by running a more viable candidate.

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They tried

" But again, the democrats should of and could of stopped him by running a more viable candidate."

Bernie Sanders was sandbagged by the DNC and Hillary supporters.

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Would of been nice if she

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and her hubby decided not to attend the inauguration as a head nod to the burgeoning resistance movement. But politics is politics.

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Nahh I think going is the right thing to do

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Not going looks like sour grapes. She's not attending with a "Make America Great" hat, she's going as his former opponent as a sign that in America we can transfer power smoothly, even in a crazy year like this one.

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"transfer power smoothly"

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Not going looks like sour grapes. She's not attending with a "Make America Great" hat, she's going as his former opponent as a sign that in America we can transfer power smoothly, even in a crazy year like this one.

Sour grapes? Is that what you call it when someone decides not to show up to be abused? Because you know that even if Trump shows an unprecedented* level of restraint and refrains from taunting her, his brownshirts will have a fucking field day letting their sexism and misogyny and insane irrational "lock her up" hatred hang out. It will be a completely undignified, wallowing triumphalist orgy, and no amount of gracious behavior on Clinton's part will help to "transfer power smoothly". Showing up is just plain stupid.

*For you low-information types, "unprecedented" means "he never did it before, and there's not a snowball's chance he's gonna start".

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Not likley

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It will be a completely undignified, wallowing triumphalist orgy, and no amount of gracious behavior on Clinton's part will help to "transfer power smoothly".

I'll be really surprised if this is how it plays out. But then I was surprised he won, so we'll just have to wait and see.

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"I'll be really surprised"

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I'll be really surprised if this is how it plays out. But then I was surprised he won, so we'll just have to wait and see.

And I bet you were also surprised at some of the jaw-dropping flaming-asshole moves he made both during the campaign and since the election -- as in, how can anything with a central nervous system show its ass in public like that, and just keep on doing it? With that as an established modus operandi, I think I'm dead on as far as how the "inauguration" is going to play out. Like everything else that Cheeto Hitler has touched, it will be a shit show.

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I agree

"Like everything else that Cheeto Hitler has touched, it will be a shit show."

Yup. Cars burned in the streets of Washington, the sweet smell of tear gas wafting over the gentle hills, public urina--oh, sorry, that's in March.

LOL. Just pictured Trump with a cheeto under his nose.

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Just making it up now.

"*For you low-information types, "unprecedented" means "he never did it before, and there's not a snowball's chance he's gonna start"."

For you high-information types, "unprecedented" means "never happened before". It is silent about the future.

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Wrong

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She's going as the wife of a former President. Romney didn't attend Obama's inauguration, Trump wouldn't have been invited to attend hers. That's not the tradition, the tradition is living former Presidents attend.

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Yes.

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Yes.

For all their differences, Bush41 understood the dignity of the Office and the bond between those who have held that Office, and was respectful of Bubba. Some of Bubba's people acted out with the keyboard thing in Jan 2001, but W still has a cordial relationship with him.

Carter has said he will be there, 41 has declined due to health/travel, Bubba has now confirmed he will be there. W was still unknown, last I heard.

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oops - just read that W had

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oops - just read that W had actually confirmed before Bubba.

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What racism?

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And regarding misogyny, he is quoted as saying in a casual conversation 'grab 'em by the p***y...how is that any different than the extremely common phrase, used by all genders, 'grab 'em by the balls'?

If Trump has a lot of really bad dirt on him, it would most definitely have come out during either the primary or general election, and most likely by Republicans who hate him,more-so than Dems, but during the final stretch of the general election, 'progressives', or at least Dem. operatives, would have released the most damning stuff; why didn't they? Because it doesn't exist, or, they are as 'bad'as, or worse, than him?

I'm immediately leery when the go to accusations against anyone are vague but repeated ad nauseam charges of 'racism', misogyny, homophobia (transphobia,etc.), etc., etc. One of the last refuges of a scoundrel may well be extreme patriotism, but there are others, like endless accusations of misogyny, racism, sexism, homophobia.

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Let me introduce you to my friend, Mr. Google

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Try searching on any of the following terms:

central park five donald trump
donald trump black apartments fred
donald trump black accountants

Oh, God, now I sound like a Ron Paul supporter!

As for misogyny, yes, for a lot of people, having a Pussygrabber in Chief is bad enough, but, again, it goes way beyond that. Ask Alicia Machado. Or Megyn Kelly.

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The difference

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And regarding misogyny, he is quoted as saying in a casual conversation 'grab 'em by the p***y...how is that any different than the extremely common phrase, used by all genders, 'grab 'em by the balls'?

The difference is that, while the expression "grab 'em by the balls" is used in a figurative sense -- one does not literally grab one's business competitors' testicles -- Trump was speaking quite literally. He has demonstrated repeatedly that he does not have any respect for women's autonomy on even the most basic level.

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Democrats are also bleeding out

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at state levels, and lost both houses at the federal level, in addition to the executive.

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She blew it in a number of ways

Where she blew it was in not paying enough attention to Electoral College math,

She blew it by being an absolutely toxic, arrogant person. People that might have voted for her didn't. They either didn't vote, or voted for a third-party. Funny thing is that next to Trump, her arrogance was somewhat dimmed.

FWIW, I did not vote for Trump.

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Still in denial? Adam, you

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Still in denial? Adam, you are smart enough to know the brilliance of the electoral collage when it was created almost 200 years. You are also smart enough to know we live in a representative Republic where the states that make up this country vary greatly in population, size, economic and social needs. Would it be fair(and reasonable) that heavily populated states like CA, NY and TX decide elections for the rest of the country? It is clear many totalitarian Lefties would love a one-state nation where our 'brilliant elites' coerce the population with top-down one-size fits all form of policy and government...

Since you mention the popular vote. lets examine CA. It is the most populated state in the country. CA is a one party state, Democrat. Obama won 6.5 million votes in California in 2012. Clinton won 8.7 million - that's a difference of 2.2 million votes. Considering that Clinton won the popular vote nationwide by 2.8 million votes, it's hard to ignore that California number as a major factor behind her popular vote win. Hypothetically speaking, if you remove CA votes from the election its essentially a tie.

They used to teach this stuff in school:

"The Electoral College is a reflection of the very compromise that formed the Constitution. The large-state delegates proposed the Virginia Plan, which would apportion Congressional representation by population. The small-state delegates proposed the New Jersey plan, which would give each state an equal vote. The ultimate compromise was, as we all know, to have one part of the legislature (the Senate) in which each state had an equal say, and another (the House) in which representation was apportioned by population.

The Electoral College reflects this compromise. The 100 votes of the Senate, the 435 of the House, and three extra votes for the District of Columbia make up the 538 electoral votes.

It’s a central part of the compromise that made this country possible.

They used to teach this stuff in the schools. In case they don’t, pass this along to anyone who complains about the Electoral College today."

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Always California with you people

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Hypothetically speaking, if you remove CA votes from the election its essentially a tie.

Hypothetically speaking, if you remove FL, PA and TX from the election, Clinton wins.

Sorry, but Californians are as much Americans as you or I. Yet the right seems fascinated with trying to paint them as something less than American. Tough nuggies, as we used to say.

Yes, I'm aware of the reasons for the electoral college, am even willing to accept, at least for argument's sake, that it was created to ensure votes for the Constitution in small states such as Rhode Island and Delaware and had absolutely nothing to do with trying to keep Southern states from breaking away over slavery (not that that much mattered, that issue was just delayed by 80 years or so).

But the Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, also gave us a way to amend the Constitution. There is nothing immutable about the Electoral College, unless you're one of those people who believe the original constitution is inerrant - and blacks should be enslaved and counted as 3/5ths people, women shouldn't be allowed to vote, etc. Times change and the fact remains that in any other 21st century democracy, Clinton would be taking the oath of office on Jan. 20.

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Living in an ever shrinking state

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At least relative to the country's population, I appreciate the electoral college more and more. Time may come when New England will be in a popular minority and we'll be thanking the foresight of the founding fathers. Perhaps didn't work for the majority of us this time, but times change as you note. The majority can also be a tyranny.

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No

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Just different places - and probably fewer. Thus the prior point about CA. Promise the world to a few like minded liberal/moderate states - NY/CA/FL/PA/IL/NJ - and the election is over.

Remember - our country is not America. It's the United States of America. You go to a popular vote and my guess is we divide into 2-3 countries within a decade. The left needs to stop hyperventilating just like the right was doing 8 years ago - this too shall pass.

My one concern is that we are no longer modulating right of center/left of center. Now the pendulum is swinging to extremes - and it costs a lot every time that pendulum changes direction. This kind of politics will break us. That's a promise.

A prior suggestion to split the electoral votes proportionally is worthwhile considering though - you still get the smaller states having a little move influence -but you can't ignore any state - you need to fight for every electoral vote - I'd be open to that after some further analysis.

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