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Josef Stalin Would Be Proud

edited July 2019 in General
If someone had told Josef Stalin that in less than 70 years after his death the leader of the free world would be strutting around in his capital city on Independence Day like some third world tin horn dictator complete with full military display, he would have considered his mission accomplished.
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  • edited July 2019
    Relax, tiger.
  • edited July 2019
    Here's a relevant photo of the Soviet military on top of Lenin's tomb. https://images.app.goo.gl/9Zj6GypvoSdJyn1G7
  • edited July 2019
    I think this would be a good chance to use a sanity check: would it have been ok if Obama did this?
  • edited November -1
    Just enjoy the parade. My town has one with fire trucks, police cars, people from the VFW hall, boy scouts etc.

    The country has more impressive stuff like planes, tanks, rockets and spaceships. We paid for it so why shouldnt we be able to see it.

    Have a beer and a burger and relax and enjoy the fireworks. The bad orange man isnt doing any test missile launches yet.
  • edited July 2019
    @tranz

    Nope. Rest assured that the right/white freak out would be magnitude 11 if Obama:

    Met with Kim
    Lawlessly stole funds to build a wall
    Obstructed justice
    Committed campaign felonies
    Collided with Russians
  • edited July 2019
    I'm boycotting the politicalization of the 4th of July. Not watching. The Orange Toddler is profoundly uninteresting.
  • edited July 2019
    “The Orange Toddler is profoundly uninteresting.”

    CNN, MSNBC, et al would loudly disagree with that statement. :)
  • edited November -1
    “The Orange Toddler is profoundly uninteresting.”

    CNN, MSNBC, et al would loudly disagree with that statement. :)
  • edited November -1
    Free country. Whenever Trump shows up on my TV I either mute or change the channel. His act is past tired. Boring.
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    edited July 2019
    TranzNDance | July 4, 2019
    I think this would be a good chance to use a sanity check: would it have been ok if Obama did this?

    Nope. Why can’t people just look at a situation objectively and grade accordingly?

    This blind party tribalism is killing this country and this planet.
  • edited July 2019
    Call me when the frog marching begins.
  • edited November -1
    It wouldn’t be OK if ANY President did this!!

    @Neomaxizoomdweebie, do you participate in your local home town 4th Parade and all that it represents?
    Or are you just an idiot too?

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-fourth-of-july-twitter-boycott_n_5d1da55ae4b0f312567ee146

    Pretty much a far cry from Patriotism. He has no idea what the word even means.
  • edited July 2019
    @Neomaxizoomdweebie is a new Trumpist troll. He fits the stereotype. No risk of any intellectual comments. Only direct quotes from Fox and Friends. I guess it’s a tribute to Elon and Tesla that they can sell cars to low intellectual climate change deniers and Trump fans
  • edited July 2019
    @nikita and screndoo,
    I served my country for over 20 years. I went to war twice to kill the pricks who harbored those responsible for 9/11. What have you done for your country?
    How about you STFU and start enjoying the freedom that others died to give you.
  • edited November -1
    Thank you for your service. We appreciate it. But we still think that your politics are misguided. And unfortunately it may be the presidents you vote for that take us into war.
  • edited November -1
    I’m a fairly typical guy who makes a fairly typical income for someone who is well educated and willing to work hard. My taxes for FY18 were 6% lower than the prior year.
    That isn’t crumbs.
    I will not be told what to think. I look at facts. I believe my taxes were cut because I looked at the numbers.

    Oh, and I actually do believe that the climate is changing. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  • edited July 2019
    And no, my taxes were not lower because of an EV credit. I factored that out.
  • edited November -1
    Glad your taxes didn’t go up. Mine did substantially, in addition to what was expected from a hefty capital gain.
  • edited July 2019
    Yeah. Like the RNC didn't use the event to raise money for the orange oaf's reelection campaign.
  • edited July 2019
    @Neomaxizoomdweebie
    ..."I went to war twice to kill the pricks who harbored those responsible for 9/11..."

    History will show that the war you fought in Iraq was to protect American oil interests, not to fight the perpetrators of 9/11. But you were just a foot soldier following orders. The real criminals were those who forced you into war under false pretenses.
  • edited July 2019
    @NoMoPetrol I’m a veteran of that same war. NO ONE forced me or my brothers to go there. There’s a thing called honor. It’s an honor to fight for this country we call home. We aren’t there by force or over silly childish political partisanship. So don’t disparage something you didn't participate in or understand. Just say thanks and be grateful there are people willing to go to war for whatever reason so that you don't have to.
  • edited July 2019
    @Darth

    "Just say thanks and be grateful there are people willing to go to war for whatever reason..."

    And there my friends, you have it.
  • edited July 2019
    Yes @sabbia you have it. Entitled ideologues with no concept of honor and ignorant of duty. Again just say thanks, vote your preferences and STFU about a veteran's service or tribute to the same.
  • edited November -1
    @Darthamerica, Thank you for your service!

    @NoMoPetrol, History will show that America also went to war in Afghanistan. That is the one I was referring to, but thank you for at least knowing that Americans and our allies fought in Iraq.
  • edited July 2019
    To our veterans. we appreciate your service and it does take a great human being to put his life on the line without question, But society should still be allowed to question the rationale and ultimate success of the strategy. Perhaps if we had wiser politicians there would have been no need for you to put yourself in harm's way. We have a mighty military that we can all be proud of. But unleashing it on the world may not always be the answer ans often could cause more harm than good. It is like a parent who beats up his kid that doesn't listen. It may shut a kid up for a while. But it does not solve the problem. And I would suggest it actually worsens the problem.
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