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#1 Post by Spock » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm

Portland is a third-world city.

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Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.

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#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm

Spock wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.
I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
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#3 Post by a1mamacat » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Spock wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.
I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
He is probably there!
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#4 Post by Spock » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Spock wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.
I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.

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#5 Post by BackInTex » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am

Spock wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Spock wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.
I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.
What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
In the end, they will all pretty much taste the same.

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#6 Post by Spock » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 am

a1mamacat wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Spock wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Whatever the results of the election, since I can't do anything about it, the pissing away of Portland by the left is to be savored over time like a fine wine.
I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
He is probably there!
Hey Sweet cheeks. Maybe Yes, Maybe No. That is for me to know and you not to find out.

Oh, and rec what BiT said, just adding that there were 1200 businesses (many minority owned) burned in Minneapolis. I had not realized (or had forgotten) that it was that many until a recent newspaper article.

And, as you would expect with 1-party leftist governments, the City of Minneapolis is making it a total pain in the ass for those businesses that want to re-open.

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#8 Post by wbtravis007 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:10 am

Spock wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 am
a1mamacat wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm


I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
He is probably there!
Hey Sweet cheeks. Maybe Yes, Maybe No. That is for me to know and you not to find out.

Oh, and rec what BiT said, just adding that there were 1200 businesses (many minority owned) burned in Minneapolis. I had not realized (or had forgotten) that it was that many until a recent newspaper article.

And, as you would expect with 1-party leftist governments, the City of Minneapolis is making it a total pain in the ass for those businesses that want to re-open.
If y'all actually think that there would be rioting in Atlanta if the incumbents had won you're as dumb and delusional as he is.

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#9 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:28 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
I guess five people dead so far is operating as usual in DC. And it's difficult to say how much of the downturn in business in these other cities is due to the demonstrations and how much is due to the ongoing pandemic. Spending money to renovate a business may not make sense if nobody is downtown shopping due to the pandemic.
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#10 Post by BackInTex » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:50 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:28 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
I guess five people dead so far is operating as usual in DC. And it's difficult to say how much of the downturn in business in these other cities is due to the demonstrations and how much is due to the ongoing pandemic. Spending money to renovate a business may not make sense if nobody is downtown shopping due to the pandemic.
The point being, no one in D.C. is having to renovate. And "renovate" is not the proper term. It is "tear down and rebuild" in most cases. Your lack of compassion, or even simple comprehension of what it takes, for folks who risk it all to build a business and make a living with it is telling.
In the end, they will all pretty much taste the same.

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#11 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:54 pm

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Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:50 pm
The point being, no one in D.C. is having to renovate.
I guess we can thank Donald Trump for that. He told his followers "let's go to the Capitol" instead of "let's go to some urban business district."

I've never defended the rioters in other cities, who were a small percentage of the demonstrators. But we've had right wing rioters storm both the Michigan and U.S. capitol, waving Confederate battle flags and other White Nationalist flags in the rotunda. One policeman was killed inside the Capitol building. A man left pipe bombs outside DNC and RNC headquarters. Another man was arrested with 11 Molotov cocktails in his truck near the Capitol grounds. And they've plotted to kidnap the governor of Michigan and put her on trial for treason. That's straight out of John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators.

We've had a lot of riots in our history, caused by people of all political stripes. Our Capitol has been occupied twice, once by the British in the War of 1812 and two days ago. Which incident will people remember years from now, the rioters in the Capitol or the rioters in Minneapolis?
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#12 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:22 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
Spock wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm


I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.
What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
My understanding is that Officer Sicknick was beaten to death, albeit with a fire extinguisher, not bricks.

Secretary of State Raffensperger was hustled out of his office Wednesday for his own safety. Other state capitals were breached as well, at least one with the help of a sitting Republican member of the Legislature. This was insurrection, and should be treated as such. Donny should be charged with inciting an insurrection. One of the penalties for a conviction on those charges is disqualification from holding federal office.

Assuming you're talking about Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon, claiming either of them is a "shut down war zone" is just a lie being peddled by right-wing media. Talk to the people who actually live there. --Bob
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#13 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:27 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
Spock wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:14 pm


I'm curious what thoughts that Spock may have about the "pissing away" of Washington DC by the right today.
Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.
What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
Are you challenging Spock for the King of Whataboutistan?
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#14 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:27 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
Spock wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm


Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.
What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
Are you challenging Spock for the King of Whataboutistan?
I thought I was the head of whataboutism? You must find a different slur.
Well, then

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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:27 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am


What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
Are you challenging Spock for the King of Whataboutistan?
I thought I was the head of whataboutism? You must find a different slur.
You're the Queen. Of whack too.
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#16 Post by BackInTex » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:30 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:22 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am
Spock wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 pm


Wow. I am flattered that I live inside your head that much, to the extent that one of your first thoughts regarding the events was to wonder what a farmer in Minnesota thinks.
What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
My understanding is that Officer Sicknick was beaten to death, albeit with a fire extinguisher, not bricks.

Secretary of State Raffensperger was hustled out of his office Wednesday for his own safety. Other state capitals were breached as well, at least one with the help of a sitting Republican member of the Legislature. This was insurrection, and should be treated as such. Donny should be charged with inciting an insurrection. One of the penalties for a conviction on those charges is disqualification from holding federal office.

Assuming you're talking about Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon, claiming either of them is a "shut down war zone" is just a lie being peddled by right-wing media. Talk to the people who actually live there. --Bob
Bobbie, I have. My brother in law lives in a suburb of Portland. My group office is in a suburb of Minneapolis. You can go fuck yourself or whatever else will have you.
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#17 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:21 am

BackInTex wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:30 am

Bobbie, I have. My brother in law lives in a suburb of Portland. My group office is in a suburb of Minneapolis. You can go fuck yourself or whatever else will have you.
I don't have experience in Portland or Minneapolis (although a survey showed that 60% of Portland residents in October were still in favor of the demonstrations), but I do know a bit about downtown Atlanta. Much of downtown Atlanta remains nearly shut down because of the pandemic. Restaurants and stores have closed, conventions have canceled, sporting events and attractions like the Georgia Aquarium have been scaled way back, businesses are operating remotely. My old offices at the Georgia Lottery are still operating remotely with less than 10% of staff in on any day. My daughter works at one of the largest law firms in Atlnata. She has been to her offices one day since March.

Now if a city like Atlanta has lots of closed stores and restaurants without any significant damage from demonstrations or riots, the economics must be worse in other cities where businesses will have to pay a lot upfront to rebuild or repair in order to open. It's one thing to try to stay open during a pandemic and make enough money to stay afloat. It's another to have to spend tens of thousands before stepping into that very same economic reality.

In a normal year, you wouldn't still see the conditions that still exist in cities like Minndapolis and Portland.
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#18 Post by tlynn78 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:39 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:27 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 am


What's happened to D.C.? I've looked and it doesn't seem like any buildings were burned, cars overturned, innocent people beaten with bricks or that a section of D.C. has been taken over. All in all, probably less violence and damage than in Chicago last Saturday, or next Saturday, or the next.

Oh, and how about Atlanta? Man, with those election results, you'd think SSS would be hold up in his basement (or wait, he has been for 8 months) because of all the rioting. But there was none, was there? Had the election gone the other way, there would have been.

Yes, I'm shocked and disappointed in what took place this week but D.C. is open and is operating as usual while 8 months later Minneapolis is still a shut down war zone. As is Portland. And SSS won't admit to the difference in the two scenarios.
Are you challenging Spock for the King of Whataboutistan?
I thought I was the head of whataboutism? You must find a different slur.
That would require a capacity for independent thought.
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