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TendiesForBreakfast

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Member since: Tue Jan 10, 2017, 05:45 PM
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Did Carlos W Bush leave?

He was one of the good ones here.
Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sat Mar 31, 2018, 09:02 AM (2 replies)

Lefty, I agree. We need a well-regulated militia.

We need groups of adults in this country personally owning firearms receiving safety training and instruction in marksmanship and proper use of their weapons.

To that end, we need some of organization at the nationwide level to facilitate this training in firearms. You know, some sort of national association to train people in the use of rifles.

Can anyone help me with a potential name? I was thinking something like Nationwide Handgun Organization, but I think we can do better.
Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Tue Mar 27, 2018, 10:44 AM (19 replies)

British police are trash

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sun Mar 25, 2018, 09:49 AM (5 replies)

Im starting to think the Drumpfh is going to take your rights away panic was all projection.

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sun Mar 25, 2018, 08:57 AM (1 replies)

Obnoxious Parkland bug man is concerned about violating constitutional rights

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sun Mar 25, 2018, 08:42 AM (5 replies)

wtf I love Saudi Arabia now

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sat Mar 24, 2018, 09:25 PM (1 replies)

Is this the third or fourth time that "omg Trump has joined the swamp"?

The Syria missile strike, DACA, and what else?

Trump's joined the swamp about as many times as the number of billions dead because of the tax cuts and net neutrality.
Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:48 AM (15 replies)

Be careful what you wish for, Boss Hogg.

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Fri Mar 23, 2018, 08:52 PM (7 replies)

Guardian: "Freedom of speech is no longer a value."

https://archive.fo/SCmbc

But it’s the “thin end of the wedge”, we’re told. If we start banning those whose views we don’t like, what next? In general, one should be suspicious of “what next?” arguments, because they assume that humans are incapable of behaving in calibrated ways that don’t inevitably lead to some future state of fascism. We could extend the right to platform and rally to all, but what next? Paedophile rallies? That’s obviously absurd, but it highlights the fact that there are limits, and they are broadly dictated by how much certain values are coded within society. The reason free speech proponents are not out there fighting to hear from child abusers or some radical Muslim clerics is because society or the law regulate the more unpalatable or illegal views away before we have to deal with them at Speakers’ Corner.

In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill, one of the great defenders of free speech, says a struggle always occurs between the competing demands of authority and liberty. He argues that we cannot have the latter without the former: “All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people. Some rules of conduct, therefore, must be imposed – by law in the first place, and by opinion on many things which are not fit subjects for the operation of law.”

But we’re far from that. Freedom of speech is no longer a value. It has become a loophole exploited with impunity by trolls, racists and ethnic cleansing advocates. They are aided by the group I call useful liberals – the “defend to the death your right to say it” folk. The writer Mari Uyehara calls them the “free speech grifters”, those “who flog PC culture as a singularly eminent threat to the freedom of expression”. To them, the “what next?” argument foresees apocalyptic harm that might befall liberal values. It cares much less about speech we can link to violence, or that which compromises the safety of others.

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Archive link because I'm not interested in giving that illiberal rag any revenue.
Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Fri Mar 23, 2018, 06:03 PM (6 replies)

"Maybe the freedom to speak is a dictatorship."

Posted by TendiesForBreakfast | Fri Mar 23, 2018, 05:44 PM (11 replies)
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