The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
11
37%
Liberal Democrats
2
7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
0
No votes
Green Party
3
10%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
Planet Hobo
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:17 pm

She said at a rally in November 2015
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:20 pm

Or doesn't it count when she says "large barrier" instead of "wall"
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:41 pm

boltonboris wrote:Or doesn't it count when she says "large barrier" instead of "wall"
It counts as 700miles of barrier but NOT as 2000miles of wall...

I know blokes can overestimate length sometimes, but...
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:14 pm

thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Or doesn't it count when she says "large barrier" instead of "wall"
It counts as 700miles of barrier but NOT as 2000miles of wall...

I know blokes can overestimate length sometimes, but...
The video I saw clearly indicated a large barrier covering the length of the border

But let's say you're right, which you're not. What is the difference? The objection is the same. to keep those pesky mexicans out
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:18 pm

boltonboris wrote:
thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Or doesn't it count when she says "large barrier" instead of "wall"
It counts as 700miles of barrier but NOT as 2000miles of wall...

I know blokes can overestimate length sometimes, but...
The video I saw clearly indicated a large barrier covering the length of the border

But let's say you're right, which you're not. What is the difference? The objection is the same. to keep those pesky mexicans out

the difference is 1,300 miles....

dunno why you/trump would describe a 700mile barrier as a 2000mile wall... :conf:
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Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:22 pm

Also when challenged, she's now said that it isn't viable.. They'll just leave the bits open that aren't in "accessible areas" sop basically the desert. So those immigrants can try their luck in the desert and just die trying. That's nice. Much better than the physical, visible deterrent anyway.

But if it saves money.....

She did want a wall though. Sorry no. She wanted a fence. A fence as high as a wall. But a fence all the same

The crackpot country really does have 2 of the most despicably dangerous politicians in the western world. She's corrupt as fvck aswell as a massive, bull-shitting shower of shit and he's.. Well, he's just him and that's enough
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:24 pm

thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:
thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Or doesn't it count when she says "large barrier" instead of "wall"
It counts as 700miles of barrier but NOT as 2000miles of wall...

I know blokes can overestimate length sometimes, but...
The video I saw clearly indicated a large barrier covering the length of the border

But let's say you're right, which you're not. What is the difference? The objection is the same. to keep those pesky mexicans out

the difference is 1,300 miles....

dunno why you/trump would describe a 700mile barrier as a 2000mile wall... :conf:
What are you on about you fvckin idiot?! She's said in the past that she wanted to erect a barrier "the length of the border" but changed this when Trump said it and it became (rightly) universally unpopular. What are you struggling with?? :conf:

FYI the 700 mile barriers are there.. She wants to double (at least) layer that now
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:25 pm

Fence / Barrier / Wall.

All the same thing
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Post by thebish » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:32 pm

boltonboris wrote:Fence / Barrier / Wall.

All the same thing

aye - but 700miles is not the same as 2000miles... (ask the Proclaimers!)
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Can we just agree that both are not desirable as President and both wish to have large erections against the Mexicans? :conf:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:01 pm

thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Fence / Barrier / Wall.

All the same thing

aye - but 700miles is not the same as 2000miles... (ask the Proclaimers!)
You really are struggling. Poor old man
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Post by thebish » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:28 pm

boltonboris wrote:
thebish wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Fence / Barrier / Wall.

All the same thing

aye - but 700miles is not the same as 2000miles... (ask the Proclaimers!)
You really are struggling. Poor old man
not enough to mistake 700 for 2000! and not enough to believe everything Trump claims! I think I'll survive!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:34 pm

Hilary's ace, she'd get my vote. Loved her on dragons den.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Yeah, sorry, you're a f*cking gibbering idiot if you've somehow managed to convince yourself there's an equality of repulsiveness between the Orange Muppet Hitler* Trump and the not-that-easy-to-warm-to Clinton.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:35 am

They're both dreadful, but on somewhat different scales.

In the same way that an elephant and the moon are both "big".
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:09 am

It's a terrible choice. You'd honestly wish a "no contest".

... & I fear we're watching a race to be assassinated. I hope their running mates are up to the job.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:27 am

What is the issue with Hillary? I mean I get she's a career politician who seems a bit desperate. Aye.

But she's not a mentalist like Trump. I mean Trump is not only mental but so rich that he's not used to having to work within any real rules. Exactly the sort of meglomaniac any right minded individual should fear.

Hillary is fairly sensible in her voting patterns and whilst she may have some unpleasant history and be a bit dodgy, surely, vastly preferable to Trump in just about any sense?

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:49 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:What is the issue with Hillary? I mean I get she's a career politician who seems a bit desperate. Aye.

But she's not a mentalist like Trump. I mean Trump is not only mental but so rich that he's not used to having to work within any real rules. Exactly the sort of meglomaniac any right minded individual should fear.

Hillary is fairly sensible in her voting patterns and whilst she may have some unpleasant history and be a bit dodgy, surely, vastly preferable to Trump in just about any sense?
I hate to say this :D but I agree with the insane one. Hilary is a fairly normal politician with some shady (but largely unproven) history. Trump is, as Insano states, a dangerous megalomaniac with a frighteningly large cult-like following of not very discerning individuals.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:14 pm

Isn't everyone agreeing with that though, generally?

The real worry I have is that, as happens everywhere, the obvious bellends seem to win so often. Who is it that hears Trump speak and doesn't think 'yeah, bellend'? They get to vote too.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:19 pm

I heard Trump described today as "Homer Simpson standing for President ... for real".
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