Urgutha Forka
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Nov 22 Urgutha Forka commented on You Will Enjoy Jody Rosen's Epic Twitter Rant on Bullshit "Urban Elites vs. Middle Americans" Clich├ęs.
Yeah, in the days following the election, the talk of "we in the country/rural parts just want to find jobs, we want to be listened to and not ridiculed" has shown undertones of "we want our white privilege back. We're not racists or homophobes, we're fine with those people, as long as they know their places and don't try to take our privilege away."

I'm all for listening to the "middle americans," and helping them find work, but I'll never go along with racism or homophobia or misogyny. Even if it means losing elections, some things are worth fighting for. I'd rather be on the right side of history.
Nov 22 Urgutha Forka commented on The Morning News: KUOW Calls White Nationalists What They Are, PNW Youth Are at Standing Rock.
@2,
Which is more likely:

A) Buddhists or Hindus or Jains randomly spray painted their religious swastika on a telephone pole, or
B) Some idiot racist spray painted the nazi swastika backwards?
Nov 21 Urgutha Forka commented on Meanwhile On Our Nation's Television Screens: Are Jews People?.
@3,
Oh, we'll recover. Americans are dreadfully short-sighted and forgetful. Things will be terrible for a couple years, then there'll be a backlash for a couple years, then a backlash to the backlash for a couple years, continue ad nauseam.

Politics in this country are like a pendulum swinging out of control.
Nov 21 Urgutha Forka commented on WA Rep. Suzan DelBene Introduces Bill to Ban Registration Based on Religion.
@1,
Yeah, I won't hold my breath. When they say "religious freedom" they really mean "christian privilege."
Nov 21 Urgutha Forka commented on Person of Interest: Alan Harvey.
Don't forget that Trump also wants to start a trade war with China (and presumably with Canada and Mexico if he ditches NAFTA). So, wages will remain stagnant AND costs will go up. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Nov 21 Urgutha Forka commented on Hillary Clinton Is Everything We Have Been Taught Women Should Not Be.
If you look at the raw turnout numbers, it wasn't that people were voting against Hillary, it's that democrats couldn't be bothered to vote for anyone at all.

The raw number of people who voted republican is pretty much exactly the same number as it was four years ago, and the same as it was four years before that, and four years before that. Republican voting is flatlined.

The number of people who vote democrat, on the other hand, is like a roller coaster. And this year, democrats basically sat at home and said, "I'm fine letting everyone else decide who's going to run this country for me."

Democrats weren't necessarily misogynist. They were just pathetic and lazy.
Nov 17 Urgutha Forka commented on Committee on Police Deadly Force Looks Ready to Support Major Changes to State Law.
@6,
Yes! Exactly!
So are are republicans FOR state's rights, or AGAINST state's rights? It seems like they're for them when it suits their purposes and against them when it doesn't. Driver's licences? Fuck states rights. Conceal and carry? Fuck states rights. Abortion? That's for the states to decide. Health care? That's for the states to decide.

Make up your fucking mind already. Are we The United States of America? Or are we The 50 Separate States that Happen to Exist in the Same Continent? You can't have both (according to typical republican dogma). So which is it?
Nov 17 Urgutha Forka commented on Building a Wall Is One of the Dumbest Ideas in American History.
Another NPR story this afternoon had an interview with a concrete contractor in Texas. He was sure his company could build the wall (it was kind of a funny optimistic interview). He crunched the numbers and said it would take a quarter million trucks just to haul the raw materials for the concrete alone (not counting all the steel reinforcing rods required).

He estimated the entire wall would cost between 15 to 25 billion dollars.
Nov 17 Urgutha Forka commented on Committee on Police Deadly Force Looks Ready to Support Major Changes to State Law.
The NRA's top priority now that the federal government is completely republican controlled is to make concealed carry laws have state-to-state reciprocity. So, regardless of whether your state makes concealed guns illegal, if someone goes to another state that has that law, and gets a permit, they can take it to your state legally.

So I guess, fuck state's rights, when it serves them.
Nov 17 Urgutha Forka commented on Building a Wall Is One of the Dumbest Ideas in American History.
"Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man. Anything built by man, can be destroyed by him."

General George S. Patton