• Re: Political violence

    From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to JEFF THIELE on Sun Nov 13 10:55:00 2022
    Why? We elected Trump; so why should we treat his cabinet like garbage instead of working with them? If you have a problem with CIA policy, why not contact Gina Haspel's office instead of throwing poop at her while she's having dinner with her family? Why is politically violent rhetoric ok for Maxine but not for Trump?

    People have a right to speak their minds. "Tell them they're not welcome" is not violent rhetoric.

    They were concerned enough that they didn't want to be out in public. CBS
    News thought it was worthy enough of mention again during election coverage
    on Tuesday.

    Jeff T, OTOH, thinks it is not worthy of mention cause, you know, it makes
    his side look bad.


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Jeff Thiele on Sun Nov 13 16:16:38 2022
    It would be ignorant and misleading to say "conservatives are committ political violence," while the truth seems to be that "mentally ill people are committing political violence."

    Would it be reasonable to conclude that mentally-ill conservatives are committing political violence?

    Yes, I agree with that conclusion.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Jeff Thiele on Sun Nov 13 16:19:16 2022
    Ooh, "tell them they're not welcome." That sounds sooo violent.

    The George Floyd Riots of 2020 weren't supposed to be violent, but they devolved into it.

    People have a right to speak their minds. "Tell them they're not
    welcome" is not violent rhetoric.

    Telling people who live in DC that they're not welcome in DC *IS* violent.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Mike Powell on Sun Nov 13 22:30:34 2022
    Same thing with the Muslim attacks in the southwest. When it was initially thought to be a "conservative" attacking them, it was all over the news. Once it was found out to be a fellow Muslim, and that the victims were not so random, it faded away.

    Republicans should have a "campaign" against fake news and propaganda, but
    they have no ambition. I doubt that a single person at any RNC office has accepted the reality that we need to improve our media infrastructure; they just keep going with the faulty logic of "Democrats do bad stuff so voters will vote for us." That, and they continue to only try to appeal to their own base; it's time to be a bit liberal on some issues to steal some moderates, and to stick it to the media.

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  • From Ron L.@1:120/616 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Nov 14 07:44:14 2022
    Aaron Thomas wrote to Jeff Thiele <=-

    It would be ignorant and misleading to say "conservatives are
    committing political violence," while the truth seems to be that
    "mentally ill people are committing political violence."

    I think that implies that the liberals are mentally ill (well, it's not really an implication since they are).


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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to AARON THOMAS on Mon Nov 14 16:23:00 2022
    Republicans should have a "campaign" against fake news and propaganda, but they have no ambition. I doubt that a single person at any RNC office has accepted the reality that we need to improve our media infrastructure; they just keep going with the faulty logic of "Democrats do bad stuff so voters
    il
    vote for us." That, and they continue to only try to appeal to their own
    ase;
    it's time to be a bit liberal on some issues to steal some moderates, and to stick it to the media.

    The people who are targets of that "fake news" are not going to believe the reality when it is told to them, and vice-versa.


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Mike Powell on Mon Nov 14 22:51:37 2022
    vote for us." That, and they continue to only try to appeal to their own
    ase;
    it's time to be a bit liberal on some issues to steal some moderates, an stick it to the media.

    The people who are targets of that "fake news" are not going to believe the reality when it is told to them, and vice-versa.

    You're right about that. There's no convincing anyone of much. People get disproportionately attached to the Democrat party for irrational reasons, but then again, they'll say those same words back at me.

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Aaron Thomas on Wed Nov 16 01:19:45 2022
    Hello Aaron,

    It would be ignorant and misleading to say "conservatives are
    committ
    political violence," while the truth seems to be that "mentally
    ill
    people are committing political violence."

    Would it be reasonable to conclude that mentally-ill conservatives
    are
    committing political violence?

    Yes, I agree with that conclusion.

    Yes, Donald J. Trump is nuts. Even his niece, Mary Trump (a clinical psychologist) recognizes that. She even wrote a book about it.

    For Life,
    Lee

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Lee Lofaso on Wed Nov 16 03:12:33 2022
    Yes, Donald J. Trump is nuts. Even his niece, Mary Trump (a clinical psychologist) recognizes that. She even wrote a book about it.

    I have nieces. They don't know jack about me. They can write a book about me
    if they want, but it won't be very accurate.

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  • From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to Aaron Thomas on Sun Nov 13 20:47:34 2022

    Hello Aaron!

    Replying to a msg dated 13 Nov 22 16:19, from you to Jeff Thiele.

    Id rather visit a foreign country than to visit DC right now. WHY reward idiots with my money.


    Matt


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  • From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to Lee Lofaso on Wed Nov 16 21:16:00 2022

    Hello Lee!

    Replying to a msg dated 16 Nov 22 01:19, from you to Aaron Thomas.

    Why fight Trump when he is the best thing for the Democratic Party?

    Matt


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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Aaron Thomas on Wed Nov 23 17:12:45 2022
    Hello Aaron,

    Yes, Donald J. Trump is nuts. Even his niece, Mary Trump (a clinical
    psychologist) recognizes that. She even wrote a book about it.

    I have nieces. They don't know jack about me. They can write a book about me
    if they want, but it won't be very accurate.

    That may be. But Donald Trump's niece is different, as she has
    a certificate to prove it. And that makes Donald Trump certifiably
    nuts.

    For Life,
    Lee

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Lee Lofaso on Thu Nov 24 00:03:29 2022
    if they want, but it won't be very accurate.

    That may be. But Donald Trump's niece is different, as she has
    a certificate to prove it. And that makes Donald Trump certifiably
    nuts.

    To know so much about Trump, and not be a Trump fan, there's a word for that. An acronym actually! ;)

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