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Biden denounces socialism during visit by Germany’s Angela Merkel

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by philnotfil, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. slightlyskeptic

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    No. I'm talking about this quote. “Stand back, and stand by, you very fine gentleman”.

    I can't find it anywhere.
     
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  2. slightlyskeptic

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    This one.

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  3. chemgator

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    Do you own a calendar? It's not 2020 anymore.

    How long do you think Biden can keep riding the pandemic for his spending spree? Until the next calamity comes along? The economic effects of the pandemic are essentially over in the U.S. About half the population is immunized, and much of the rest of the population has survived coronavirus. Tourism is back, and businesses in many industries are looking for workers. What's the problem requiring handouts? The economic issues were facing people in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The handouts are fairly meaningless at this point, and will only add to the deficit and the inflation that it will cause. Will Americans ever recover enough from the pandemic to stop sending out checks to make them feel better? Not in my lifetime, apparently.
     
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  4. rivergator

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    Come on, Sanders' policies were absolutely nothing like Cuba's and the Soviet Union's. Do you really not know that, or are just throwing out crap like that because it's fun?
     
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  5. 92gator

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    He said there were fine ppl in both sides, which is correct--not only can it be said that not everyone there was 'white nat'--the vast majority were not. Many were there to protest the cancel culture aspect of toppling the monuments.

    Funny how you cast this baseless broadbrush (I give you too much credit--rather you regurgitate the same crap served up for you by the MSM...), as you whine about your dudes getting grouped with leftist extremes.

    Btw, that canned bullshit propaganda narrative about C'ville and white nats, is but one of countless exhibits as to why any narrative promoted by the MSM is dismissed as garbage, until proven otherwise beyond and to the exclusion of any doubt.

    $@!#::$ are corrupt AF and FOS.
     
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  6. mdgator05

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    Can you point out the specific "fine" groups of people marching with the white nationalists led by Richard Spencer and which included a very long list of White Supremacist, White Nationalist, and Neo-Nazi groups and including luminaries like David Duke and the group chanting "Jews will not replace us" at the "Unite the Right" rally? There should be plenty of evidence of your claim, given that your claim is that the "vast majority" there weren't involved in any of these groups, unless they count as the "very fine people."
     
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  7. slightlyskeptic

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    How old are you? Sanders has been around forever. He's was a full fledged communist in his younger days but in order to get elected to office he quit his affiliations. He has called for the nationalization of industries including pharmaceutical companies, banks and other large corporations. You know, that whole "taking over the means of production" thingee. He's of course tried to play down all of his past history of being an apologist for dictatorial regimes in Cuba and Russia since he wanted to become president and knows he can't get elected otherwise. So he does what some other Democrats do and disguises his socialist ideas as "free shit" for everybody. They say they're "new" socialists and think that calling themselves "Democratic Socialists" makes them something other than just plain old socialists. Good grief. And libs lap it up like kittens. And of course it's not really "free shit". Somebody has to pay for it. So he and the Democrats demonize the "wealthy" and the people who actually produce stuff and pay taxes and provide jobs. And the people falling for this crap by and large are the underachievers and deadbeats who want other people to carry the load for them.

    And I'd like an answer to my question. Why should it "take balls" for Biden to call out the ills of socialism and communism?
     
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  8. rivergator

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    So you’re talking 1970s? Not ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, ‘10s or ‘20s?
    And no, it doesn’t take balls to say that.
     
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  9. GatorRade

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    I got the quote slightly wrong. He said the “all parties”.

    The Shortcut to Serfdom - Niskanen Center

    That said, later in an addendum to The Constitution of Liberty, Hayek writes of conservatives specifically:

    https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/hayek-why-i-am-not-conservative.pdf
     
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  10. slightlyskeptic

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  11. BLING

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    No there were not, and the explanation is simple. A “fine person” wouldn’t be protesting on the same side as a bunch of torch wielding Nazi’s chanting “Jews will not replace us”. There is no media spin or other analysis necessary, it really is that simple. A “fine person” Would. Not. Be. There.

    Any “fine person” would look at that scene, at that issue, and realize “hey, maybe I’m on the wrong side of this one”. The fairly large and visible presence of actual neo-Nazi’s at the scene should have made that even more obvious than your typical antebellum south “slavery wasn’t so bad” or “states rights” drivel, which of course is already a load of bullshit anyway vis a vis the issue of slavery. The fact that white nationalists champion this cause should have just made that even more obvious. In the end, arguably, they did help make this more obvious, and that’s why the statue is now gone. But it literally cost a young woman her life on that day. An innocent girl murdered by a Nazi.

    Confederate statues such as this have never been anything but a symbol of oppression, most of them put up as an FU to blacks during the civil rights era. Let’s put it this way, how would you feel if some nutty left wing group managed to get a huge towering statue “honoring” Fidel in the middle of Miami on some public square? That would probably piss you off. Let’s say that statue stays 50 years or 100 years (the rough timing of most of these confederate monuments). Do they then become “part of history” and therefore untouchable? I’m guessing your answer, as it should be, would be hell to the no.
     
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  12. BLING

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    Ahhh... so yes you were being disingenuous. Not interested in playing this semantics game, sorry.
     
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  13. gator10010

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    Biden has already forgotten he said it.
     
  14. slightlyskeptic

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    No. I’m serious.