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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab View Post
    Serious question fellas, but where does this all end? We have political leaders encouraging violence against people who don't agree with them, and their followers are obliging. Things seem to only be spiraling down the drain. What stops this trend?

    It's really worrying if you ask me. I wasn't around for the 60s stuff but this is the worst I've ever seen by far.
    The human disconnect is the problem imo. I am truly concerned that it won’t end well. We aren’t far from something terrible breaking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab View Post
    Serious question fellas, but where does this all end? We have political leaders encouraging violence against people who don't agree with them, and their followers are obliging. Things seem to only be spiraling down the drain. What stops this trend?

    It's really worrying if you ask me. I wasn't around for the 60s stuff but this is the worst I've ever seen by far.
    Good question. I just don't see what repairs this. It is the biggest divide in American society I have seen in my lifetime.

    I see a bunch of whining, followed by backlash anger. And the cycle does not seem close to stopping.

    It would take a great renaissance in terms of this country's leadership and I don't see anyone capable of bringing the two sides together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    The human disconnect is the problem imo. I am truly concerned that it won’t end well. We aren’t far from something terrible breaking out.
    I used to laugh at my dad who told me about ten years ago that the country is headed for a class war. A legitimate one.

    Now these days, he doesn't seem quite as senile any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BipolarFan View Post
    A man who tossed a drink at a teen wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat at a San Antonio Whataburger may have been responding to racist remarks, according to a man who was at the restaurant with his family.
    Or he could have just been a spastic 30 year old overreacting to the comments of someone about half his fucking age.

    I don't give a flying fuck if what he said was the most hateful racist shit ever. He was the mature one reacting to something supposedly said by a kid, which I don't even believe happened.

    It is one thing for the right to claim victimhood. It is another for the left to claim it was "justified".

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    Analysis: The top 15 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, ranked




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    We’re now just four months, practically speaking, from the effective launch of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season. As soon as the 2018 midterm election is in the books — win or lose — you’ll probably see a handful of the dozens of prospective candidates making moves or even launching campaigns to challenge President Trump.

    So as we do every quarter, we’re updating you on what the candidates have been up to and where they stand in our updated (and highly scientific) rankings.

    Below is the latest installment of our top 15 contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. To see the last one, click here.

    Worth watching: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former HUD secretary Julián Castro, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.), former Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (Ill.), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

    15. Oprah Winfrey: Oprah stays on this list because she’s Oprah and has clearly shown some interest. But she continues to suggest she won’t do it. “In that political structure — all the non-truths, the bulls---, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on — I feel like I could not exist,” Winfrey told British Vogue this week. “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.” (Previous ranking: 14)

    14. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: Landrieu is among the 2020 contenders with whom former President Barack Obama has spoken about the future of the party. He remains perhaps the most legitimate dark horse here. (Previous ranking: 13)

    13. Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio): Despite being targeted by the GOP for defeat in his reelection campaign this year, he looks comfortable. He leads Rep. James B. Renacci (R) by double digits in all recent polls. As for 2020 signs? Apparently they have to wait. (Previous ranking: 10)

    12. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: The most recent Siena College poll has Cuomo actually widening his primary lead over former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon; he led by 35 points. The primary is Sept. 13, and Cuomo’s performance could either kill or fuel his 2020 ambitions. (Previous ranking: 11)

    11. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.): Murphy has said he won’t run, but the New York Times reported recently that he’s among those keeping tabs on much-sought-after New York donors. (Previous ranking: 7)

    10. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: Here we go again. The man who has threatened to run before as an independent is now reportedly considering running as a Democrat. And he’s putting $80 million behind Democratic candidates in 2018. This is my skeptical face — not only have we been down this road before, but Bloomberg is also among the oldest names on a list of already-quite-old candidates — he's 76 now. His money would, of course, instantly make him a contender. (Previous ranking: N/A)

    9. Former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr.: A surprise entry on this list last time around, Holder traveled to New Hampshire recently and had this to say about challenging Trump: “Two guys from Queens. That would be interesting. New Yorkers know how to talk to other New Yorkers.” Hmmm. (Previous ranking: 12)

    8. Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe: McAuliffe may be undertaking the most important 2018 job on this list: Trying to elect Democratic governors. Given the party’s deficit in many key states, winning governor’s races is vital to preventing another GOP-controlled round of redistricting that could put Democrats on their heels for another decade. That said, it’s not exactly high-profile work. (Previous ranking: 8)

    7. Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick: News about Patrick running keeps coming from people who seem to badly want him to run — rather than the prospective candidate himself. But he is hitting the campaign trail for Democrats and promising a decision by the end of the year. Patrick has been so quiet that people forget he’s there, but he’d instantly have a base of institutional support from Obama types. (Previous ranking: 9)

    6. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.): Gillibrand remains one of the most likely candidates on this list, but her relationship with the Clintons is a big and potentially harmful subplot. Bill Clinton recently hit back after Gillibrand said, in retrospect, that he should’ve resigned the presidency in the late 1990s. “You have to — really ignore what the context was,” Clinton told CBS News. “But, you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons.” (Previous ranking: 6)

    5. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.): Booker recently offered some of his most extensive comments to date about 2020. The summation: He’s focused on reelecting Democrats in 2018 — and his travel schedule bears that out — and then he’ll see what happens. (Previous ranking: 5)

    4. Former vice president Joe Biden: Polling this far out should be taken with a huge grain of salt if not outright ignored. But I suppose it’s worth something that Biden had the most people say they were open to voting for him in a new Vox Populi poll. That’s partially because of name ID, sure, but he was better off than Sen. Bernie Sanders and even others who were as well-known as he is. (Previous ranking: 3)


    3. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.): Harris recently told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt that she’s “not ruling out” a 2020 presidential run. But her actions may speak louder than her words. She was the first lawmaker to call for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign over the Trump administration’s family-separation policy. She has also somewhat recently written off accepting money from corporate PACs. (Previous ranking: 4)

    2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.): She continues to set the progressive tone, including being a leading early voice for the abolition of ICE. And some key Clinton backers sound intrigued by her. (Previous ranking: 2)

    1. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.): Sanders for some reason keeps insisting he won’t become a Democrat. He announced recently that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in his 2018 reelection campaign, but also that if (and when) he wins the nomination, he’ll turn it down. Given his clear interest in seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, it seems an unnecessary bit of partisan hairsplitting. (Previous ranking: 1)
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    This is a sad sorry lot. Especially the ones who are "likely" to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BipolarFan View Post
    A man who tossed a drink at a teen wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat at a San Antonio Whataburger may have been responding to racist remarks, according to a man who was at the restaurant with his family.

    The witness told KENS-TV in San Antonio that he and his family saw the three teens in the video joke about "hanging blacks" and killing off minorities. But they left before the incident occurred.

    "They said they wanted it to be legal for white people to kill any other race for the Fourth of July," the witness said.

    The station did not identify the man who said he overheard the comments. The station said the man and his family had receieved death threats for talking about what they witnessed.

    A mother's Facebook post went viral about claims a video shows a man tossing a drink at her son and his friends because one of them wore a MAGA hat. She said the attack was unprovoked.

    The man who threw the drink stole the hat bearing the slogan of President Trump and ripped out a few of Hunter Richard's hairs Wednesday before he walked away, the 16-year-old told the station prior to the witness coming forward.

    Hunter said he filed a police report. San Antonio police have not responded to a request for comment.

    "This is going to go great in my [expletive] fireplace, [expletive]," the man says as he walks away.

    "All right, have fun with it," one of the teens responds.

    Hunter said he wishes the man had just talked to him about their differences in politics.

    "I support mypresident, and if you don't let's have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off," Hunter told the television station. "I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me."

    The woman who posted the video, Patricia Spittler, asked for help identifying the man, who she called "scum bag of the year."

    "His friend was wearing a patriotic hat, and this happened! It would be nice to know who he is for someone to let him know his actions are not okay! Real tough guy... approaches a group of teenagers minding their own business just having a burger! He kept his hat, too," Spittler wrote in her original Facebook post, according to KCEN-TV in Temple.

    The Facebook video has been changed to a private setting, but it was also posted on YouTube.

    The person who posted the video on YouTube says the man who threw the drink should be deported. There is no evidence the man is in the country illegally.

    Whataburger released a statement Thursday saying no employees witnessed the incident.

    "We were shocked to see this video and certainly don't condone this type of customer behavior in our restaurants," the statement said. "To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith6919 View Post
    Yeah didn't see that one coming at all.

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    Bill Shine, the former Fox News co-president who lost his job last year over the network’s endless stream of sexual-harassment scandals, is joining the Trump administration as the White House’s deputy chief of staff for communications.
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    Of course he did.

    Scumbags have to be surrounded by fellow scum.

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    If all these racists came out of the woodwork to vote against Hillary Clinton, a white woman. Where were they to vote against an actual black guy?

    Is the pigment of obama’s Skin less alarm signaling than Hillary’s white guilt?

    Last time I checked, Obama ran against two whities? Part-time racists? What happened? America got more racist like right after Obama got re-elected a 2nd time?

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