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Re: Republican Watch

#301  Postby Seabass » Nov 07, 2018 10:15 pm

Pro-Trump pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada election weeks after he died
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/pro-trump-pimp-dennis-hof-wins-nevada-election-weeks-after-he-died.html
Republican Dennis Hof, a Nevada brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month, was elected Tuesday to a legislative seat representing a rural southern portion of the state, according to The Associated Press.

Hof was elected to the Assembly District 36, beating Democratic challenger Lesia Romanov, an educator.


They chose a dead pimp over an educator with two master's degrees. America in a nutshell. :picard:
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Re: Republican Watch

#302  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm

I didn't know he'd died. Don't really care either, tbh.

OMG, he was found unresponsive by RON JEREMY. What a dignified way to go. RIP asshole.
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Re: Republican Watch

#303  Postby Alan C » Nov 07, 2018 11:32 pm

Shame another unelected Repugnant can be chosen to take his place rather than the other candidate on the ballot.
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Re: Republican Watch

#304  Postby The_Piper » Nov 07, 2018 11:46 pm

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And he's now fucked off to Florida? Doesn't sound too loyal to the state he represented.

Right? He didn't carry out the will of the majority of the population, and in some cases did every last thing in his power to subvert it for every last moment that he could.
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Re: Republican Watch

#305  Postby felltoearth » Nov 08, 2018 1:01 am

Seabass wrote:Pro-Trump pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada election weeks after he died
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/pro-trump-pimp-dennis-hof-wins-nevada-election-weeks-after-he-died.html
Republican Dennis Hof, a Nevada brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month, was elected Tuesday to a legislative seat representing a rural southern portion of the state, according to The Associated Press.

Hof was elected to the Assembly District 36, beating Democratic challenger Lesia Romanov, an educator.


They chose a dead pimp over an educator with two master's degrees. America in a nutshell. :picard:

His brain is functioning as well as most republicans. I don't think anyone will know the difference if they just prop him up beside Mitch.
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Re: Republican Watch

#306  Postby Calilasseia » Nov 08, 2018 2:12 am

Seabass wrote:Pro-Trump pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada election weeks after he died
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/pro-trump-pimp-dennis-hof-wins-nevada-election-weeks-after-he-died.html
Republican Dennis Hof, a Nevada brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month, was elected Tuesday to a legislative seat representing a rural southern portion of the state, according to The Associated Press.

Hof was elected to the Assembly District 36, beating Democratic challenger Lesia Romanov, an educator.


They chose a dead pimp over an educator with two master's degrees. America in a nutshell. :picard:


Wow. Makes you wonder what they'll do for an encore. Put the ghost of Vlad the Impaler on the ballot?
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Re: Republican Watch

#307  Postby Fallible » Nov 08, 2018 6:34 pm

I see we've reached the point where mass shootings are so common that they go by without comment.
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Re: Republican Watch

#308  Postby aban57 » Nov 08, 2018 6:49 pm

Fallible wrote:I see we've reached the point where mass shootings are so common that they go by without comment.

I was about to comment the exact same thing.
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Re: Republican Watch

#309  Postby purplerat » Nov 08, 2018 7:01 pm

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Fallible wrote:I see we've reached the point where mass shootings are so common that they go by without comment.

I was about to comment the exact same thing.

I was reading a story on the shooting earlier today and it mentioned that it was the largest shooting since... 9 months ago. But it only just barely edged out the shooting a couple of weeks ago. It's like reading a recap of a sporting event at this point. :nono:
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Re: Republican Watch

#310  Postby Seabass » Nov 08, 2018 8:35 pm

Just another Wednesday in America. Unless someone can engineer a lethal virus that specifically targets Republicans, all we can do is send our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Republican Watch

#311  Postby newolder » Nov 08, 2018 8:43 pm

I've heard, so it might not be true, that the dotard's first (at least very early) action was to remove some restrictions on gun ownership related to mental health.

If so, what would it take to revoke that restriction change? Another Presidential decree, a doctor's note showing how it was a plain stupid idea or something other?
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Re: Republican Watch

#312  Postby purplerat » Nov 08, 2018 9:16 pm

newolder wrote:I've heard, so it might not be true, that the dotard's first (at least very early) action was to remove some restrictions on gun ownership related to mental health.

If so, what would it take to revoke that restriction change? Another Presidential decree, a doctor's note showing how it was a plain stupid idea or something other?

I think it was a law that was passed and signed by Obama but still was under some sort of review period and he killed it.

That said, I'm not a big fan of broadly restricting gun ownership (aka a civil right in the US) based on mental health as it unfairly stereotypes the mentally ill as violent which is simply untrue. Much better would be a law which targets violent people regardless of their mental health. But that's probably getting a bit off topic.

Back to Trump and the GOP, while I may in principle agree with not limiting the rights of the mentally ill it's completely hypocritical and shows them to be completely dishonest when they constantly blame gun violence on mental illness but then are against laws that try to fix what they themselves claim the problem is. It's a case of being right for the wrong reasons.
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Re: Republican Watch

#313  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 08, 2018 9:23 pm

Another angry white man commits mass murder in America but it's that caravan we're supposed to be fearful of.
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Re: Republican Watch

#314  Postby purplerat » Nov 08, 2018 9:43 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:Another angry white man commits mass murder in America but it's that caravan we're supposed to be fearful of.

A military vet no less. Is there any group (other than men in general) that are more disproportionately responsible for mass shootings? But ya, brown people are scary.
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Re: Republican Watch

#315  Postby Animavore » Nov 08, 2018 9:45 pm

Was he a Trump supporter or something? :dunno:
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Re: Republican Watch

#316  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 08, 2018 11:22 pm

We don't know anything like that about him yet, I don't think.
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Re: Republican Watch

#317  Postby Willie71 » Nov 08, 2018 11:37 pm

purplerat wrote:
newolder wrote:I've heard, so it might not be true, that the dotard's first (at least very early) action was to remove some restrictions on gun ownership related to mental health.

If so, what would it take to revoke that restriction change? Another Presidential decree, a doctor's note showing how it was a plain stupid idea or something other?

I think it was a law that was passed and signed by Obama but still was under some sort of review period and he killed it.

That said, I'm not a big fan of broadly restricting gun ownership (aka a civil right in the US) based on mental health as it unfairly stereotypes the mentally ill as violent which is simply untrue. Much better would be a law which targets violent people regardless of their mental health. But that's probably getting a bit off topic.

Back to Trump and the GOP, while I may in principle agree with not limiting the rights of the mentally ill it's completely hypocritical and shows them to be completely dishonest when they constantly blame gun violence on mental illness but then are against laws that try to fix what they themselves claim the problem is. It's a case of being right for the wrong reasons.


Optics and stereotypes aside, this bill was to restrict people who have been determined to be so incapacitated they need a guardian to manage their finances from purchasing or owning guns. Much like letting a 12 year old or 8 year old buy a gun.
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Re: Republican Watch

#318  Postby Seabass » Nov 09, 2018 1:43 am

This kid survived the Vegas shooting only to be killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/mother-of-thousand-oaks-shooting-victim-i-want-gun-control
The mother of a man who survived the Las Vegas shooting but was killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting Wednesday night told local reporters that she wanted policy change over thoughts and prayers for her son's death. “My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night, and I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts,” Susan Schmidt-Orfanos told local news station ABC7. “I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers. I want gun control. No more guns.” BuzzFeed News reports that Schmidt-Orfanos’ son, Telemachus Orfanos, was a survivor of the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting last year. “No more NRA, no more money, gun control now, thank you,” Schmidt-Orfanos reportedly told the website.
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Re: Republican Watch

#319  Postby Alan C » Nov 09, 2018 2:29 am

That's terrible.
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Re: Republican Watch

#320  Postby purplerat » Nov 09, 2018 5:26 am

Willie71 wrote:
purplerat wrote:
newolder wrote:I've heard, so it might not be true, that the dotard's first (at least very early) action was to remove some restrictions on gun ownership related to mental health.

If so, what would it take to revoke that restriction change? Another Presidential decree, a doctor's note showing how it was a plain stupid idea or something other?

I think it was a law that was passed and signed by Obama but still was under some sort of review period and he killed it.

That said, I'm not a big fan of broadly restricting gun ownership (aka a civil right in the US) based on mental health as it unfairly stereotypes the mentally ill as violent which is simply untrue. Much better would be a law which targets violent people regardless of their mental health. But that's probably getting a bit off topic.

Back to Trump and the GOP, while I may in principle agree with not limiting the rights of the mentally ill it's completely hypocritical and shows them to be completely dishonest when they constantly blame gun violence on mental illness but then are against laws that try to fix what they themselves claim the problem is. It's a case of being right for the wrong reasons.


Optics and stereotypes aside, this bill was to restrict people who have been determined to be so incapacitated they need a guardian to manage their finances from purchasing or owning guns. Much like letting a 12 year old or 8 year old buy a gun.

That's not unreasonable. I must have been thinking of other legislation which would have prevented anybody who'd previously been committed from owning firearms.
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