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Old 07-03-2015, 10:13 AM   #16
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There's an aspect of this thread I find uncomfortable. Someone being irrelevant I can go with. Someone being in office for a long time and feeling like it's their God-given personal fiefdom, unaccountable to the electorate, I can go with. But there's an assumption that seems to be made about age in this context that I don't like.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:15 AM   #17
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Actually, I'm a Bernie Sanders booster so I'm cool with age as long as the mindset is relevant.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:19 AM   #18
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There's an aspect of this thread I find uncomfortable. Someone being irrelevant I can go with. Someone being in office for a long time and feeling like it's their God-given personal fiefdom, unaccountable to the electorate, I can go with. But there's an assumption that seems to be made about age in this context that I don't like.
Looking through the nominees, I'd say Lamps has mostly identified people whose thinking is not of this age. They are still relevant to the electorate because only retired people vote, but I think he was mostly fair about that.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:43 PM   #19
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... But there's an assumption that seems to be made about age in this context that I don't like.
Not likely considering who started the thread: it would be a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:53 AM   #20
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Actually, I'm a Bernie Sanders booster so I'm cool with age as long as the mindset is relevant.
Hear hear, but I'm afraid congress would shut him down if he tried to do anything he wants to.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:31 AM   #21
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Aren't you running for Congress?
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:30 AM   #22
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Were I elected, I fear the next mass shooting you'd hear about would be in the halls of congress. A carnage of smarmy lying motherfuckers, and their puppeteers.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:01 PM   #23
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Speaking of Bernie, he was ahead of the curve in 1985.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:50 AM   #24
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The thing I see in Bernie lacking in some other liberal politicians is respect for people. He has a long track record so I feel like we have an idea about what we're going to get. Bernie and the punks.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:53 AM   #25
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There's an aspect of this thread I find uncomfortable. Someone being irrelevant I can go with. Someone being in office for a long time and feeling like it's their God-given personal fiefdom, unaccountable to the electorate, I can go with. But there's an assumption that seems to be made about age in this context that I don't like.
It's odd, because I thought this too.
I didn't comment because it's not my field of play - I know little to nothing about those named.

I'm pleased that people I trust on here (which is most Dwellars TBH) have clarified the issue.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:05 PM   #26
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Dana - most of these people are both old and in the way. Those two descriptions can be and in these cases, are mutually exclusive.

There are young idiots too, but they are nowhere near as firmly entrenched as their 30+ year counterparts.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:15 PM   #27
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Past their prime...
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... and now Huffington Post is following suit

Huffington Post to cover Trump as an entertainer, not a politician
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The Huffington Post will continue to cover Donald Trump, but the popular news site
is done treating him like a legitimate presidential candidate.

In a note to readers on Friday, two top editors for HuffPost said that coverage
of the brash billionaire's campaign will be a part of the site's entertainment section.

"Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow,"
wrote Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea.
"We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say,
you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette."

In a separate statement, Grim said that the site had
"erroneously been covering [Trump] as an actual presidential candidate."
"Now, the impact he's having on the Republican Party
and the immigration debate is itself a real thing,
and we'll cover that as substance, but anything that tumbles out of his mouth
will land on the Entertainment page," Grim said.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:39 PM   #28
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:08 PM   #29
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With Trump leading in the polls, I wonder if the G.O.P is finally getting a glimmer of Niemöller's poem.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:43 AM   #30
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