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Re: “A year of Trump: activists see fatigue, but stay hopeful

Please stop hiding behind words by using the phrase "undocumented immigrant" community. In the interest of truth the more accurate term is "illegal alien" community. And in reference to the Greater Rochester Coalition of Immigration Justice, would that be justice to protect LEGAL immigrants or criminal aliens who have broken federal immigration laws? Yeah I know...that illegal alien term is terribly inconvenient due to its specific nature. It really gets in the way. Better to keep it nebulous to confuse the clueless and continue to promote the left's agenda of shielding law-breakers. Also, do you mean to tell me that (as the writer mentioned above) more people who are illegally re-entering the U.S. are actually being charged with (gasp) illegally entering the U.S., a federal crime? Say it ain't so!

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Posted by Cupid on 01/18/2018 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Trump, Roy Moore, and the tribes we cling to

This is a test comment. I tried saving a comment under a different column and received a message saying something like "Error saving comment. Couldn't connect to database". I tried several times, even logged out and in but the same thing happened, I was not able to post it.

Posted by Cupid on 01/18/2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Musicians fight back: protest songs from the first year of Trump

Pure hatred in harmonic form. Robo-mob coherence, oh-poor-us victimhood, Songs of Resistance, KKK stereotypes, evil capitalists, war-mongers, white supremacy, protest lyrics, homophobia & sexism, racism and of course the ubiquitous "social justice". Watchwords and symbols of an uber-confused neo-socialist vanguard of musical robots. The parade of the clueless. Filthy dialogue masked as art. Nouveau cultural rot on full display. What we despise we have become. And boring. Oh so boring.

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Posted by Cupid on 11/07/2017 at 11:46 PM

Re: “The nation under Trump

"The latest in a series of gun-caused tragedies..." Really? Gun-caused? So using the author's faulty logic, when the Uzbekistan terrorist (a product of the Diversity Immigrant Program...thank you Chuck Schumer) recently used a Home Depot truck to violently kill eight and injure more than a dozen innocent people in New York City, it must have been a simple truck-caused tragedy.

And yes, President Trump was correct. When you fracture your stepson's skull and violently attack your wife, I think that might qualify as a mental health issue. And once again, the gun-laws were already in place. Due to an Air Force clerical error, he was not entered into a federal database that would have, because of EXISTING GUN LAWS, precluded him from purchasing a gun. And isn't it quite ironic that the hero of the day, a quiet neighbor named Stephen Willeford who saved many more folks from being murdered by putting his life on the line (the murderer was shooting back at him), was a gun instructor for that terribly evil conservative organization known as the NRA. It has now been established after autopsy that Patrick Devin Kelley was stopped by three bullets, one self-inflicted, two not.

Thank God for real heroes like Willeford and thank God that the liberals' paper hero, Hillary Clinton, who bragged about running through sniper fire after arriving at the Bosnian Airport, was defeated. In reality, she was greeted on the tarmac by smiling officials, not gunfire. But then again, what would one expect from the most corrupt and dishonest woman in American history? The truth?

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Posted by Cupid on 11/07/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Trump, Roy Moore, and the tribes we cling to

Mary Anna...very good, I stand corrected even though I consider Brooks a liberal republican. However, the fact that a huge dose of leftist tribalism exists in the mainstream media cannot be denied, which was my main point.

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Posted by Cupid on 10/10/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Trump, Roy Moore, and the tribes we cling to

Interesting that writer Towler cites the New Yorker article, a decidedly liberal publication. Funny, I don't ever remember her quoting an article from National Review.

BTW, she could have cited ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, or any number of the endless supply of leftist media outlets for stories supporting her cause. If one wants to view true tribalism in action, one need only tune into any of these "news" outlets for prime examples of journalistic tribalism taken to extremes where only "progressive" reporters need apply. Similar to City Newspaper.

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Posted by Cupid on 10/10/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Las Vegas, guns, and the evil of inaction

Luc du Nord, in response to "If someone desires a lot of guns...then it's a pretty clear sign that the person is particularly unsuited to own a plethora of weapons..."

Not true. There are many law-abiding citizens who simply collect guns as an avocation due to historical interest or fascination with mechanical variation or design, or possess multiple guns for hunting and/or target shooting. So contrary to your assertion, it's not usually a sign of obsessive compulsion or paranoia unless one chooses to make a grand sweeping statement such as you did, inaccurately painting all multiple-gun owners with the same brush.

As for your contention that "If a preacher says on Sunday, "Fight Back" then that's not Christianity anymore" and Mark Mackinzie's citation of Jesus's statement about turning the other cheek...

Various interpretations exist. One is that Jesus meant we should turn the other cheek to shock and shame one's antagonist to provide him a moment to reflect and reconsider and to force us to hold our temper rather than immediately striking out. It's hard to accept the notion that Jesus advocated passivity and total submission in the face of criminals or tyrants when he also stated, "Let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one."

Philosopher Frederick Nietzche's incisive answer was... "There is a point in the history of society when it becomes so pathologically soft and tender that among other things it sides even with those who would harm it, criminals, and does this quite seriously and honestly. Punishing somehow seems unfair to it, and it is certain that imagining 'punishment' and 'being supposed to punish" hurts it, arouses fear in it. With this question, herd morality, the morality of timidity, draws it's ultimate consequence."

One poignant example of that "ultimate consequence" would be hypocrites elected to office such as Diane Feinstein who's goal is TOTAL gun confiscation even though SHE for years carried a handgun. Her followers of course are the timid "children" who would willingly have everyone turn over their guns to the "adults" in positions of authority. Interestingly, Hitler acted on the same tyranical belief in confiscation that Feinstein and many other liberals currently hold by forcing the jewish people to turn in all their guns after having them register them under false pretenses. No doubt we should be just as concerned with dangerous folks like Feinstein on the far left as we should be with the neo-Nazi idiots on the far right.

There are indeed masses of Nietzche's soft, timid citizens of whatever religion who out of fear wish to abdicate the responsibility of protection of their homes and families. Again, if you choose to be a victim, that IS your choice. If all goes well you will never have a problem and no reason to employ the use of a weapon for protection. However, if and when that one rare moment occurs when a gun is most needed and not available, many would, regardless of their stated religious beliefs, beg and pray dearly to God to have one in their hands.

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Posted by Cupid on 10/10/2017 at 12:46 PM

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