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Jun 11 Adversary commented on Obama Endorses Clinton, Sanders Isn't Quitting.
@51 No, I am arguing that the claim "there's [n]ever been someone so qualified to hold this office" is false. Each of the people I described had greater qualifications than she has. It's true that a woman could not have become supreme allied commander during WWII; nonethless, that is an incredible qualification Eisenhower had that Hillary does not have. That perhaps in an alternate reality she could have done it doesn't matter; she didn't do it, he did. He was more qualified than she is to be president.

Btw, women were allowed to serve in the military during Vietnam. She could have joined and served the country, but she didn't.

Your question is irrelevant to whether the past presidents I named had greater qualifications for office than she does. But I'll answer: Not only should women be allowed to serve in combat roles, they should be required to do so.
Jun 10 Adversary commented on Obama Endorses Clinton, Sanders Isn't Quitting.
@50 she may not have been the first to use a private email, but my understanding is 1) she was the first to use her own unsecure server, and 2) the rules had been clarified since past Secretaries had done it--it was clearly against the rules by the time Hillary did it.

Was it malicious? She put classified information at risk, and violated rules designed to facilitate transparency and public disclosure, in order to keep her private business private. She did so even though she knew or should have known it was against the rules, and why (transparency, security). She kept it up even after attempts were made to hack her server (we know there were blocked attempts, we don't know how many attempts may have succeeded).

If 'malicious' means selfishly putting her interests above those of the nation and actiing as if the rules didn't apply to her, then yes it was malicious.
Jun 10 Adversary commented on Obama Endorses Clinton, Sanders Isn't Quitting.
@48 No, it wasn't, which is why we drafted millions of men for Vietnam, why 50,000+ men died, many more were wounded, and many many more had their lives damaged by ptsd, drug addiction, Agent Orange exposure, etc. Add to that those who went to prison or fled to Canada to avoid that fate.

And why to this day male politicians--but not female politicians--of that generation have to explain what they did during Vietnam. All because men, but not women, were "allowed" into frontline combat roles. What a great privilege! Are you fucking serious?
Jun 10 Adversary commented on Obama Endorses Clinton, Sanders Isn't Quitting.
@45 How come no one ever asks Hillary what they asked Gore, W, Clinton: "What did you do during Vietnam?" Are you seriously claiming that the duty to give up years of your life to fight overseas and quite likely be killed or maimed is an example of male privilege?

Besides, the statement was that she is more qualified than any previous candidate. Suppose Eisenhower became supreme commander because his brother was president. Nonetheless, he did the job and did it fantastically. That's a qualification for president far beyond anything Hillary has done.
Jun 9 Adversary commented on Obama Endorses Clinton, Sanders Isn't Quitting.
LBJ: 12 years in Congress, 12 in the Senate including 6 as majority leader, served in the Navy reserves, 2 years vice president, didn't get there by marrying someone.

Eisenhower: Supreme Allied Commander during WWII. Also did not get there by marrying someone.

George HW Bush: youngest aviator in the Navy in WWII (58 combat missions, multiple decorations), Congress, ambassador to the U.N., director of the CIA, 8 years vice president, didn't get there by marrying anyone.

George Washington: officer, delegate to the first and second continental congresses, military leader of the revolution, president of the Constitutional Convention. Did not marry into any of it (though he did marry money).

Where's a failed first lady, failed senator, failed secretary of state when you need one?
Jun 7 Adversary commented on Game of Thrones Recap! "The Broken Man" Is Still Good at Chopping Stuff.
I am intrigued by the theory that wasn't Arya. I was wondering how the show would have her survive two deep stab wounds in the gut--one with twisting--in a world with medieval medical technology.

I did not find Arya's manner in hiring the ship captain to be out of character, nor her possession of gold. The show could have been relying on her growth in age and confidence for the former, and her assassin skills to explain how she stole the gold. But the 'not her' explanation is possible.
May 25 Adversary commented on Donald Trump Is Out With a New Attack Ad.
@36 yes, anytime someone feels bad after sex it is rape. Run along back to your campus safe space now.
May 24 Adversary commented on Donald Trump Is Out With a New Attack Ad.
@32 Well, this definitely WON'T be worth it, but I'll try.

During her divorce from Trump she described a time when they had sex and he was not tender and loving, and she felt bad, as 'rape.' Later she said "Please don't take that literally." Did you get it this time?

@33 Is that a serious question? Uh, let's see, when I go back in time to before the statute of limitations ran out and get a job as a prosecutor in that jurisdiction?