At the base of Trump's support.

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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by Darrell » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:14 am

scipioafricanus wrote:
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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has apologized after he accepted a gift Sunday from rival Austin Petersen — a replica of George Washington’s flintlock pistol — before tossing it in the garbage.

Mr. Petersen tearfully presented Mr. Johnson with the pistol as a symbol of party unity during the Libertarian Party convention in Orlando, Florida, Fox News reported.

“You have my sword, and you have my gun,” he said, as the nominee accepted the gift.


Fox News reported that Mr. Johnson then “unceremoniously chucked it in the garbage can.”

News of the incident started as a rumor on social media before both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Petersen confirmed it to Fox News Wednesday.

“It’s a very prized possession of mine,” Mr. Petersen lamented. “You don’t expect to get slighted like that.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... s-gift-of/
Wow, what a douche.
I'm surprised the story didn't get more traction at the time. Johnson is out as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:10 pm

What has this country come to, that there isn't one redacted redacted motherredacting adult to run for what is supposed to be the highest office in the land?

Edit to add: I was thinking of getting a new Betsy Ross flag to fly from the porch, because I decline to pledge allegiance to the government for which the 50-star flag presently stands (and my Culpeper Minute Men flag scares the neighbors, if it even survived the move). I'm thinking now that the Pine Tree Flag would be more appropriate in the circumstances.
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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by PawPaw » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:16 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:Edit to add: I was thinking of getting a new Betsy Ross flag to fly from the porch, because I decline to pledge allegiance to the government for which the 50-star flag presently stands (and my Culpeper Minute Men flag scares the neighbors, if it even survived the move). I'm thinking now that the Pine Tree Flag would be more appropriate in the circumstances.
Recently, I purchased a new 1st National Flag for much the same reasons. The 1st National doesn't have the connotations associated with Bobby Lee's battle flag. I'll fly it when I protest. I figure it will confuse the idiots and send a strong message of non-approval, at least to those who are historically literate.
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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by PawPaw » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:25 pm

Oh, and I note for the record that while perusing the various news sites this morning, it appears that the steady drip, drip, drip of the various Hitlery scandals is starting to erode support for the dowager of Chappaqua. This CNN host was stunned when she asked a fact-checker to "check this on the fly" and he verified that Hitlery, et al, destroyed evidence with hammers.

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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by Vonz90 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:02 pm

PawPaw wrote:
MiddleAgedKen wrote:Edit to add: I was thinking of getting a new Betsy Ross flag to fly from the porch, because I decline to pledge allegiance to the government for which the 50-star flag presently stands (and my Culpeper Minute Men flag scares the neighbors, if it even survived the move). I'm thinking now that the Pine Tree Flag would be more appropriate in the circumstances.
Recently, I purchased a new 1st National Flag for much the same reasons. The 1st National doesn't have the connotations associated with Bobby Lee's battle flag. I'll fly it when I protest. I figure it will confuse the idiots and send a strong message of non-approval, at least to those who are historically literate.
Of course there are plenty of those who fly the Confederate battle flag who says they do so to honor those who served in the war without reference to the cause they served, which is why they do not fly the Confederate national flag. So in flying it, by that logic, you are supporting that cause.

For me, meh, there is nothing about the Confederacy that I want to be associated with.

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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by Mike OTDP » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:50 pm

PawPaw wrote:
MiddleAgedKen wrote:Edit to add: I was thinking of getting a new Betsy Ross flag to fly from the porch, because I decline to pledge allegiance to the government for which the 50-star flag presently stands (and my Culpeper Minute Men flag scares the neighbors, if it even survived the move). I'm thinking now that the Pine Tree Flag would be more appropriate in the circumstances.
Recently, I purchased a new 1st National Flag for much the same reasons. The 1st National doesn't have the connotations associated with Bobby Lee's battle flag. I'll fly it when I protest. I figure it will confuse the idiots and send a strong message of non-approval, at least to those who are historically literate.
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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by HTRN » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:22 am

MiddleAgedKen wrote:What has this country come to, that there isn't one redacted redacted motherredacting adult to run for what is supposed to be the highest office in the land?
Because of modern mass media, and the political process, the system more or less weeds out sane, well adjusted human beings. What then winds up running for office is Sociopaths, we just wind up voting for the ones who hide it better. This isn't new. I suspect that it's gone on at least since the 1880s when Hurst got his publishing empire.
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Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:05 am

Darrell wrote:
scipioafricanus wrote:
Wow, what a douche.
I'm surprised the story didn't get more traction at the time. Johnson is out as far as I'm concerned.
Dang. An even bigger bunch of shitbags than I had imagined. Fuck anybody who votes for them.
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