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by Troy Loney
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:00 am
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"I didn't even know this Cassidy Hutchinson." Seems like conservative twitter is obsessed with the "trump didn't attack the secret service agent in the limo" thing. Considering the "hearsay" argument that came up during her testimony, this was I believe an actual hearsay testimony, in that she was ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:47 pm
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I am calling the "I like guns argument" to not be a valid argument for not imposing gun regulations. In the same way that "I like booze' is not a valid argument to limit restrictions on the product. It could be an honest argument, but that's different. Mostly just that folks with direct incentives ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:07 pm
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Hack Supreme Court making it known what they think of the voting rights act and lower court judges actions to try and make states abide by it

by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:55 pm
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The rotation has been pretty steady since they dumped the Wilson/Peters piggyback thing, moved Roansy in and Keller returned. Quintana and Brubaker have deserved more than their 2 combined wins in 29 starts, but we don't need to get into the shortcomings elsewhere that prevent the team from actually...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:26 pm
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has anything with the hearings come out that has been revelatory in terms of Trump’s character? I haven’t been paying attention to them but I feel like if you’re surprised by any of this then you haven’t been alive for the last 6 years. We knew he was unhinged in 2016 Who gives a ****? We all knew ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:05 pm
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Starting to really believe he is toast as a political candidate. There are enough GOP folks coming out to these hearings to really make Trump look like a derange psycho. I'm less certain. No Trumpers are watching the hearings, and whatever snippets they hear via social media, the news, etc. they wr...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:57 pm
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In the backstage area of Trump’s rally held on Jan. 6, Hutchinson overheard Trump tell staff that he didn’t care whether people had weapons, to let them into the rally area because “they’re not here to hurt me.” Hutchinson said Trump was upset at the size of his rally crowd and was primarily angry ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:03 pm
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The whole idea of what a gun should be used for has been defined by people who are in no sense able to make those distinctions. So now, our only buffer between what we consider normal life and a walking dead type hellscape , are that enough people aren't full internet brain delusional I'm somewhat ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:20 pm
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Great job Supreme Court.
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:16 pm
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I was just going back to your original argument. That's just narcissistic nonsense. Just because you are comfortable handling a weapon does not translate to those weapons being made to available to every 18+ person that doesn't have a criminal record or been institutionalized. It's not valid, this ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:58 am
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I like guns. I would prefer no restricting laws because I feel that I am responsible with them, and take all the precautions necessary to not cause harm. I like booze. I would prefer no restricting laws because I feel that I am responsible with it, and take all the precautions necessary to not caus...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:26 am
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No one is "comparing guns with anything else", it's a contextualized, micro-concept that's being discussed... This is gibberish No it isn't. You said arguing in support of something potentially dangerous that you like and can handle responsibly is invalid. Others are telling you it's valid and citi...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:56 am
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I think a large number of them see them as being necessary to protect their children, wife, and loved ones. I do believe in a right to self defense. I do believe in a narrow scope of Castle Doctrine. I don't believe that they have to be unfettered however. Which all makes sense, and guns should be ...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:43 am
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No one is "comparing guns with anything else", it's a contextualized, micro-concept that's being discussed...
This is gibberish
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:56 am
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It's valid. "I like it, I enjoy it, I'm responsible and can handle it, I'm far more likely to hurt myself than someone else, I should be allowed to have it." Could make that argument with any number of things. That's just narcissistic nonsense. Just because you are comfortable handling a weapon doe...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:57 am
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It's valid. "I like it, I enjoy it, I'm responsible and can handle it, I'm far more likely to hurt myself than someone else, I should be allowed to have it." Could make that argument with any number of things. That's just narcissistic nonsense. Just because you are comfortable handling a weapon doe...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:47 am
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/23141964/america-gun-violence-epidemic-chart I'm going to ignore the mislabeling of the x-axis (how can Switzerland have just over 40 guns per hundred Americans ? I'm sure they mean per 100 citizens), but the trend is pretty clear: more guns = more gun deaths...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:07 am
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All these illegal guns spread across the country is definitely a strong argument against gun control laws. Yes, they are. Because they demonstrate that the hundreds of laws already on the books didn't do jack squat to prevent that convicted felon from still having a gun in that motel room. This arg...
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:02 am
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Turns out the actual story to that coach prayer thing was that players were punished for not participating. So not surprising that the court chose to ignore reality to arrive at their preferred outcome.
by Troy Loney
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:34 am
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Concerns are perfectly legitimate, and I was in fact wrong about Roe . But I think Roe differs from the other topics. The case not only was immediately opposed as soon as it was announced, but that opposition did not diminish over the years. There's been a March for Life every year in Washington DC...
by Troy Loney
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:02 pm
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All these illegal guns spread across the country is definitely a strong argument against gun control laws.
by Troy Loney
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:58 pm
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Right, they just tee it up for some group to make the case
by Troy Loney
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:36 pm
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If a judge presented one line of thinking in order to get confirmed and then decided cases differently from that stated line of thinking when it was time to decide cases, is that how a judge should act? They were very careful in their words. Yeah, Thomas especially. Coming for marriage equality and...
by Troy Loney
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:35 pm
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These hacks were elevated to deliver this specific outcome. If you have a different definition of hack, great, don't care. But to pretend this is some deliberative process? Then you're probably just a hack too. It's fine to be biased, we're all biased. But we are not parading around in robes pretend...
by Troy Loney
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:44 pm
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Please. The only "hack" thing about the judges or their decisions is that you disagree with them on the outcome. Half of the country apparently went to "internet law school" over the last three days. :roll: Internet law school is just recognizing the profession for what it is. But i'm happy for you...