Sigh. Another election....

Bonnie

Well-known member
It wouldn't be so bad, but for my husband and me, it really boils down to voting for the lesser of two evils. Even in Senate races. Though I am glad of the great turnout this year, despite the covid virus. My husband and I voted by mail, to avoid having to expose ourselves to a potential crowd, even though we live in a relatively small town.

I remember over 4 years ago, before the last election, seeing a New Yorker magazine from January 2016...the cover was a hoot. It showed Trump on a TV, being watched by former good (or relatively good) presidents, and their reaction to Trump. I will list the reactions, though I may not remember exactly who did what, but they all did something...

1. Washington had a hand over his mouth, as if he were going to hurl
2. Lincoln had a hand clapped over his eyes.
3. FDR's mouth had fallen open in shock, making his cigarette holder fall out
4. TDR's eyes had opened so wide, his pince-nez glasses had fallen off
5. Kennedy was popping either aspirin or Tums, I couldn't tell which

I know these guys were not perfect, especially in their private lives, but they still don't make presidents the way they used to...
 

Torin

Member
I just don't want a civil war.

Life will go on if Trump wins, and life will go on if Biden wins. Life will not go on if there is a civil war.
 

bigthinker

Active member
It wouldn't be so bad, but for my husband and me, it really boils down to voting for the lesser of two evils. Even in Senate races. Though I am glad of the great turnout this year, despite the covid virus. My husband and I voted by mail, to avoid having to expose ourselves to a potential crowd, even though we live in a relatively small town.

I remember over 4 years ago, before the last election, seeing a New Yorker magazine from January 2016...the cover was a hoot. It showed Trump on a TV, being watched by former good (or relatively good) presidents, and their reaction to Trump. I will list the reactions, though I may not remember exactly who did what, but they all did something...

1. Washington had a hand over his mouth, as if he were going to hurl
2. Lincoln had a hand clapped over his eyes.
3. FDR's mouth had fallen open in shock, making his cigarette holder fall out
4. TDR's eyes had opened so wide, his pince-nez glasses had fallen off
5. Kennedy was popping either aspirin or Tums, I couldn't tell which

I know these guys were not perfect, especially in their private lives, but they still don't make presidents the way they used to...
If "they don't make presidents the way they used to" it might be that they don't make Americans like they used to.
 

SteveB

Well-known member
I just don't want a civil war.

Life will go on if Trump wins, and life will go on if Biden wins. Life will not go on if there is a civil war.
Seems like there's already a civil war.
The likes of BLM/Antifa have been committing atrocious acts of violence for months now.
 

The Pixie

Active member
Seems like there's already a civil war.
The likes of BLM/Antifa have been committing atrocious acts of violence for months now.
Are you aware that BLM is in response to atrocious acts of violence?

Or is your point that it is only civil wars when both sides are committing atrocious acts of violence?
 

Temujin

Active member
Are you aware that BLM is in response to atrocious acts of violence?

Or is your point that it is only civil wars when both sides are committing atrocious acts of violence?
Surely you realise that atrocious acts of violence are only committed by the other side. What your own side does is always justified retaliation and self-defence. This is how we know that American forces never ever commit war crimes.
 

SteveB

Well-known member
Are you aware that BLM is in response to atrocious acts of violence?
Rather ironic that they're responding to violence by using violence.
Apparently Martin Luther King's message never reached them.
It's curious how their leaders are claiming to be trained marxists.


Or is your point that it is only civil wars when both sides are committing atrocious acts of violence?
That would make it easier for you to justify your beliefs, wouldn't it!
 
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