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rwoody
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Anyway, back on topic, Biden found time to bomb Syria (during a pandemic). This is, unfortunately, EXPECTED but still disappointing.

2/26/2021 2:22:48 PM

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Just like Clinton led NATO to bomb Yugoslavia in 1999?

2/26/2021 2:53:27 PM

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TWW isn't my life man jesus, asking me to lower my expectations is asking me to disengage. If I had no hope of change I wouldn't bother.
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"Fuck. Off. My god. If you think I sound angry when I interact with you it probably bc you are simultaneously the most condescending and the least knowledgeable poster on this board, I've tried to avoid directly insulting you (I think?) but I'm tired of your "you're a moron buy I hope you're OK" bs. you seriously spew nonsense and fail at putting forth a consistent and coherent argument. And then you regularly attack the person instead of the argument. DTR was more condescending but he was at least internally consistent with his arguments. Is that keeping it real?

Imagine how insane it is to think you can know my emotional state solely from my interactions about politics on tww. And imagine being surprised that I get mad at my elected officials when they don't do what they say they were gonna do. Anyone that cares should do the same."


Yeah, I can be condescending--especially when I'm being defensive/feeling attacked, or when responding to what I feel like is lack of critical thought or falling for a distraction. It's a really bad habit that I guess I picked up early on when I joined TWW as dumb/angry teenager, and thankfully I don't actually talk to my students the same way I deal with strangers on the internet because that would be really bad for business. It's definitely something I can work on, so that’s a valid criticism. Even when I’m not even trying to be, I can be, and if that hurts people/bothers them/diminishes my own ethos, I can and should definitely do better.

As for being the “least knowledgeable poster on this board"? Eh, that's debatable. I am no NBA hoops scholar (haven't really had the heart to watch the NBA or other sports since the pandemic began, plus I'm 100% "fair weather"), and I can definitely confuse readers with my esoteric blend of sarcasm/hyperbole. I also have a tendency of switching back and forth with my genuine/honest/blunt feelings (again, leading to confusion) and “jokes” that apparent aren’t very funny to anyone but me. But I’d argue that most of my politically based observations/opinions are quite consistent. The only major policy issue I have done a complete 180 that comes to mind is the death penalty, and even then, I still have a side in me that would get some immense sense of satisfaction of having evil people executed for their crimes to avoid harming anyone else. Other than that? What major inconsistencies are you talking about?

I support the minimum wage hike (don’t think it’ll happen with the COVID relief, but there are still other ways to get it done), I support the Equality act, I support equal gender pay/a women’s right to choice, I support the Green New Deal, I support student loan forgiveness, I support holding the GOP accountable for spreading lies and corruption (but I know full well that’s not going to happen in 37 days), I support the vaccine/science, I support extensive police reform (I don’t like the wording of “defund the police”, but I agree with the general premise), and I also support holding major corporations accountable for promoting massive income inequalities (hello Facebook/Amazon/Google/etc), I support decriminalization of ALL recreational drugs, I support freedom of religion (so long as it’s not dictating public policy) and I support anti-racist rhetoric, despite being a white dude that has benefited from white privilege that often needs reminding that I’ll never actually know what it’s like to be a POC. I don’t support our massive military industrial complex in its current state, but I also support those who have served to protect the US constitution since they literally prevented a real coup from taking place a few weeks ago.

I want to get rid of the filibuster and the Electoral College and the two party system; I want term limits, I want expanded voter rights, I want DC/Puerto Rican/USVI/etc statehood, I want to do away with our ridiculous primary system which makes no sense in a 2021 context. I want to get rid of dark money, and I want the banks/wealthy elite to stay out of politics altogether.

I think we both mostly support the same exact things; I just think it’s way harder to get anything done with the current model of government we have, so I don’t get as angry/frustrated with the obstructionism because it’s like being angry about the weather— I can’t control it, I just accept it and try not to let it ruin my day. Or move to a place like CA when the weather is kinda amazing all year

Most of my political beliefs are based on the expertise/evidence/predictions of a wide variety of sources I read that are more knowledgeable than I am, so when they come true, it’s not like I’m some nostradomus— I just feel a little vindicated/validated for listening to the right people, and it does feel “good” when I’m right. I don’t follow anyone on Twitter and I try to not watch a ton of cable news, and I think having to constantly follow the most objective forms of news is an important aspect of being a teacher. But no, I’m not the most knowledgable posters on the form about ANYTHING. I never claimed to be. I just don’t think you have a strong case for calling me the LEAST.

But whatever words/message I choose, don’t seem to register with you in a way that seem to make sense/help, so I guess I’d rather just not engage if all it feels like is me being a dick/jerk/whatever to you when that’s not my goal/intention. I’ve said it before, but I’ve NEVER had a personal problem with you (unlike TGL who I don’t even want to bother addressing), but I guess you have a problem with me, and that’s not why I wanna come on TWW anymore. I can just disengage and you can carry on whatever conversations you want with people that you’d rather engage with. I'll chalk it up as a lesson learned about my writing/communication style which can always use improvement.

You don’t have to believe anything I just wrote, but I took the time to explain myself as best as I could, and I meant every word I said. Have a good one and happy Friday.



[Edited on February 26, 2021 at 3:20 PM. Reason : woulda sent this as a DM, but TWW won't allow me to view my inbox ]

2/26/2021 3:08:28 PM

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"(unlike TGL who I don’t even want to bother addressing)"

2/27/2021 12:23:45 AM

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2/27/2021 12:29:50 AM

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https://local.theonion.com/democrat-reassures-friend-this-one-of-the-good-syrian-a-1846366749/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Democrat Reassures Friend This One Of The Good Syrian Airstrikes

2/27/2021 9:21:40 AM

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"When two Democratic Senators threatened to sink Medicare, LBJ intervened at the last minute.
The rest is history. https://t.co/VZcCCctpRQ https://t.co/BD6qAnqlpT"

2/28/2021 12:23:47 PM

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"Part of Biden's EO today reportedly instructs fed agencies to serve as voter registration agencies, if a state requests. That could have huge effects for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, naturalized citizens, and veterans, via @BrennanCenter https://t.co/ejtKZTPx7v https://t.co/Nj579BEwaH"

3/7/2021 2:19:11 PM

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" The tide has turned at Amazon in Alabama completely in the union’s favor.

Biden’s support was a game changer - I’ve never seen anything like it"


http://twitter.com/MikeElk/status/1368986464344752132

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" God, this is encouraging.

People talk about the bully pulpit, but if Biden uses that megaphone to help spur a labor organizing upsurge, he's got his FDR legacy right there."


http://twitter.com/nathansnewman/status/1368991666690985986

good things deserve to be applauded

3/8/2021 2:11:02 PM

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"good things deserve to be applauded"

3/9/2021 9:32:18 AM

rwoody
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"FIRST IN PLAYBOOK scoop from @RyanLizza: President JOE BIDEN has decided to nominate LINA KHAN, a Columbia University legal scholar championed by anti-Big Tech activists, to the Federal Trade Commission.https://t.co/VVplQn4fo2"

3/9/2021 1:45:25 PM

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I thought grampa joes address was ok

3/11/2021 8:31:13 PM

rjrumfel
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The man just seems old.

3/15/2021 9:58:03 AM

thegoodlife3
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is that a complaint? he’s 78 years old.

I can’t think of anything he’s said or done during his brief presidency that would make me worry about his age, though.

3/15/2021 1:09:31 PM

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^^ he's probably just repeating something he heard on that 106.1 morning show KC or w/e

3/15/2021 2:39:21 PM

rwoody
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"NEW: The Biden administration wants to break new ground in the global fight against corruption, seeing it as a menace to democracy. They’re even thinking of naming a special envoy to tackle the issue. Check out the details:
https://t.co/Z4Ekf4kiWo"


Link is to politico

3/16/2021 1:21:12 PM

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it has absolutely nothing to do with ^, but saw this earlier regarding Biden and Politico

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" Per @Politico, frontrunners for Biden cabinet include:
State: Susan Rice
AG: Doug Jones
HHS: Michelle Lujan Grisham
Transport: Eric Garcetti
Commerce: Meg Whitman
Energy: Ernest Moniz
Interior: Tom Udall
Agriculture: Heidi Heitkamp
VA: Pete Buttigieg
https://t.co/SkN9Rsjhyr"


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" not a single correct pick"


http://twitter.com/Theophite/status/1371860646837379072

[Edited on March 16, 2021 at 1:51 PM. Reason : .]

3/16/2021 1:51:16 PM

rwoody
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Lol i saw that same tweet

[Edited on March 16, 2021 at 3:41 PM. Reason : Politico gives Biden - 100 credibility ]

3/16/2021 3:40:52 PM

thegoodlife3
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came out in favor of filibuster reform

quite credible

3/16/2021 9:08:11 PM

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CBP is expecting record number of asylum seekers, pent up demand from the Trump admin. Biden has to come up with a sustainable and humane policy here... I believe he has the team that can do it but it's going to require boldness.

3/17/2021 12:37:05 AM

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No complaint, just stating an observation.

He just gave me fiddy six nunnert. I'm not complaining.

3/18/2021 6:50:05 PM

thegoodlife3
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your observation has been a go-to for right wing media for the better part of a year

also, you should probably shy away from attempting to use any kind of slang that is obviously not in your wheelhouse

[Edited on March 18, 2021 at 7:58 PM. Reason : .]

3/18/2021 7:52:02 PM

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Wait til rjrumfel sees the clip of Biden tripping on the stairs.

3/19/2021 4:20:22 PM

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Yeah, well what was Gerald Ford's excuse?

3/19/2021 6:41:40 PM

StTexan
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He claimed to only need like 4 hours of sleep a night

3/19/2021 7:14:13 PM

thegoodlife3
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I nearly broke my foot taking the wrong step off of the tiniest of inclines 2 years ago

[Edited on March 19, 2021 at 7:43 PM. Reason : .]

3/19/2021 7:32:20 PM

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Jesus Christ you're chastising me for using slang? You're funny. And sad. Am I performing cultural appropriation here? Lol.

Also, remember when you folks were talking about how Trump stumbled going down a ramp? What goes around comes around I guess.

But again, I'm going to sit here and enjoy my five thousand six hundred dollars.

[Edited on March 19, 2021 at 8:46 PM. Reason : And you don't know me. That kind of slang could be in my wheelhouse.]

3/19/2021 8:45:14 PM

rwoody
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Trumps fans like to think he is superman so being afraid of mild inclines or declines is relevant. Everyone agrees that Biden is old. Pointing it out is useless and pointless

Also I don't think TGL was trying to cancel you just saying your phrasing looked kinda silly

[Edited on March 19, 2021 at 8:51 PM. Reason : E]

3/19/2021 8:50:32 PM

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3/19/2021 9:32:02 PM

thegoodlife3
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" And you don't know me. That kind of slang could be in my wheelhouse"


you’ve been posting on here for nearly two decades. you’re a white conservative. that slang is not in your wheelhouse.

3/19/2021 9:54:12 PM

rwoody
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I don't think typing "fiddy" is anyone's wheelhouse

And yea we don't know each other, but we know each other

3/19/2021 10:20:00 PM

thegoodlife3
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would love to know where “nunnert” came from, tho

3/19/2021 10:57:53 PM

rwoody
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Part of my 2021 resolution is to be more charitible so I'm allowing for a typo from hunnert, still bad but slightly less so?

3/19/2021 11:47:46 PM

thegoodlife3
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there is no ‘r’ in hunnit

3/19/2021 11:59:41 PM

rwoody
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WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME DEFEND
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/hunnert#:

[Edited on March 20, 2021 at 12:29 AM. Reason : R]

3/20/2021 12:29:19 AM

thegoodlife3
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honestly had never heard the term in my life. oh well.

3/20/2021 10:32:25 AM

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lol that went full circle pretty damn quickly

3/20/2021 11:45:36 AM

rjrumfel
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And I'm not even in here speaking ill of Biden

3/21/2021 8:46:32 AM

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Fair enough RJ. You are just the skeptical police

3/21/2021 11:12:26 PM

rjrumfel
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I'm going to be skeptical of any president. If you're not, you're doing it wrong.

3/22/2021 9:27:49 AM

rwoody
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I mean you haven't, actually, expressed any skepticism here. You just made some weird post that even you admitted wasn't relevant to anything. People made fun of the posts (this IS tww) after all, and you got upset.

Then tgl and I had a discussion on slang terms, a discussion you weren't even involved in.

Almost everyone on this board has yelled at me wayyy more than the light stuff on this page.

3/22/2021 10:36:36 AM

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Infrastructure Plan released today.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/business/economy/biden-infrastructure-plan.html

3/31/2021 5:53:17 PM

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Needs rooftop solar with grid tie

4/1/2021 6:17:59 PM

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"Biden’s Pentagon is going to keep the Trump Pentagon’s policy of embracing landmines. “A vital tool in conventional warfare,” they call an indiscriminate weapon that kills and maims civilians & whose alleged “self-deactivation” mechanisms can fail. https://t.co/II6j7kdZHw"

4/6/2021 10:37:04 AM

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If he and Harris run again in 2024 as he says, they are still gonna win. The future belongs to Democrats.

4/8/2021 9:22:42 AM

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