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Posts Made By: Russ Carroll

January 28, 2023 11:15 AM Forum: Politics

Imagine if this was a democrat

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer


LOL.....

Well, you might as well be a partisan political hack cause you sure arent much of an astronomer. That is two fine pieces of astro gear you owned for years and never used. 

You are right. I got rid of it out of guilt. Somebody deserves to be enjoying this great stuff instead of the rats that destroyed my storage shed. Fortunately, these two scopes were protected. Any of my other better gear is off site in monitored storage, and of course the Planewave in NM still in use by Wayne State.

January 30, 2023 04:59 AM Forum: Politics

Imagine if this was a democrat

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by David Cotterell
Hey, Russ.  How much do you want for that unique organic mount?

Dave
You’ll have to ask my wife 😂

March 6, 2023 11:50 PM Forum: Politics

Haley is running!

Posted By Russ Carroll

I now support Donald Trump as the GOP candidate. It is au fait accompli anyway, and it will serve a greater purpose. 

With Trump as the nominee, Biden's re-election will look a lot more like Reagan '84 than Bush '04. Trump will win few states and it will not be very close.

This is the chemotherapy the GOP obviously needs in order to eradicate the cancer that is Donald Trump, and good riddance to him. I don't see another option. If Trump somehow wins - well, lets just not contemplate that.

March 6, 2023 11:53 PM Forum: Politics

Haley is running!

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by James Brown

Condoleezza Rice would be a dream candidate. 

She would be a fine President, but a terrible candidate. Have you followed Presidential elections recently???

March 7, 2023 01:42 AM Forum: Politics

Haley is running!

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by Jim Moscheck

I wouldn't include Mr. Brown but yeah, the other cons on the forum won't ever know about it or care.

Did it even happen if they don't report on it?

Hey, I'm an actual "con", the ones you guys are referring to are not. I still have a poster of Reagan in a speedo up in my garage.

March 7, 2023 01:48 AM Forum: Politics

Haley is running!

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by James Brown

p.s.

CNN pushed the Trump/Russian collusion lie big time.  They undoubtedly knew it was a lie.  Do you really think that particular lie is not as large-scale and damaging to our civic institutions as Trump's stolen election lie?  I think they are equivalent.  The debate of which big lie was more pervasive, damaging to our institutions, nakedly untruthful and so on would be an exercise in hair splitting.  

Cue Rod to claim that Trump did in fact collude with Russia to steal the 2016 election.   Jim

James, James James. It wasn't Steve Bannon that released horrific DNC emails that humiliated Clinton just prior to the election:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Democratic_National_Committee_email_leak

"On July 13, 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military intelligence agents of a group known as Fancy Bear alleged to be responsible for the attack,[1] who were behind the Guccifer 2.0 pseudonym which claimed responsibility."

Granted, Trump is too stupid to orchestrate this, but he did invite it, Anti-American that he is.

March 7, 2023 02:56 AM Forum: Politics

Haley is running!

Posted By Russ Carroll

Not only is a wicked defeat of Trump required, but a lesser Trump that ran and or won (DeSanctimonious, etc) would fail to to the job. All the blame on his or her failures would be chalked up to them not being enough Trumpy and that they were just RINO sellouts who pretended to be Trump. That won't inoculate the GOP from this poison.

We need a really strong charactered and principled conservative to emerge from the ashes to save us, like a Lindsey Graham (speaking of speedo's) grin

March 9, 2023 05:36 AM Forum: Politics

Fox News & Tucker's "Cherry-Picking" Of Jan 6th Riot

Posted By Russ Carroll

The utter timerity of Fox News in kissing the deplorable ass is beyond contempt. Those drawing an equivalence between what these Godless Pagans are doing at Fox and CNN/MSDNC are not taking in what these fascists at Fox are doing, and for only one reason money, and blood money at that.

There is a big difference between bias and propaganda.

March 9, 2023 11:00 PM Forum: Politics

Fox News & Tucker's "Cherry-Picking" Of Jan 6th Riot

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

DS in Cal stated:  "what these fascists at Fox are doing"

Fascists?? 
What is fascist about showing undoctored video about what happened at the Capitol on Jan 6th?

Do you not believe in American citizens having the right to provide a legal defense, or is railroading defendants by hiding and withholding evidence your idea of American Freedom and Due Process under the Bill of Rights?  

Or do you instead believe that people in the US are deemed guilty as charged rather than Presumed innocent as the Constitution guarantees.

You know something, as I'm thinking about it, the one person who sounds like a complete fascist is yourself.  

Do you have the vaguest idea of what "fascism" is?

And BTW How exactly is FoxNews a bunch of "Godless Pagans"?   

That characterization seems quite hysterical, loony, and over the top deranged.  cwy

In fact, most of the pundits at Fox are wear your religion on your sleeve type of Christians.  In fact many of the pundits there have written books about their faith and how it plays a role in their lives.  They speak all the time about the vile act of abortion and how they abhor it, yet they are the "Godless Pagans" are they?  

Contrast that with the CNN and MSNBC crowd, Don Lemon, Joe Scarborough, Bill Mahr and others who seem to bash Christianity every chance they get and not only support abortion on demand the killing of a human being in the womb.  

So how did you get that backwards it seems?

Wouldn't a logical and rational person, characterize those vocal pundits over at CNN and MSNBC, who bash religion daily and support Abortion on demand be the "Godless Pagans" rather than the Fox pundits?  

Although my comment was hyperbole and a little funny, there is a deep truth buried in this humor. Remember in the Bible when Jesus railed against all of the incredibly immoral acts of the perverted Roman government that He lived under? Oh yeah, He never once did. Or remember the time He humiliated opportunist tax collectors who fleeced the public for the Roman government and enriched themselves? Nope, not that either. Or how about the time He barged into a large orgy and flung the participants to the ground, chastising them? Never happened.

Was Jesus just so serene that He floated through life never showing anger or complaining? No, but the only people that ever felt His righteous anger were to those that were using their professed “faith” in God to ensnare people into their money-making or power-grabbing schemes. To these “wear your religion on your sleeve” people, He called them killer rattlesnakes, dead men walking, hypocrites and more. He made a whip and chased some of them out of the church with it.

Read it for yourself.

March 9, 2023 11:27 PM Forum: Politics

Fox News & Tucker's "Cherry-Picking" Of Jan 6th Riot

Posted By Russ Carroll

Originally Posted by James Brown

Hi Russ:

I'm the one who has tried, ineffectively to stake out that position.  James Lacey had the last word, and I respect his opinion a lot.   Still, you know as well as everyone else here that CNN, MSNBC etc. are motivated by money too.  All of the cable news outlets have staked out a lane on the bias continuum, and they only seem to draw regular listeners/viewers from that lane.  This is a problem with the media in the digital age.

‘Agreed, as most everyone is. 

However, saying that the Chiefs are the best ever team in football is biased. Claiming that the Eagles won the Super Bowl last year is propaganda.