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      Fuck it. I’m writing him in, even though he’s been taken off the ballot in every state. MABA - Make America Biden Again.

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        Why ask questions about something completely irrelevsnt?

        Trump’s kids were in the news because they had postitions in his administration and were potentionally going to get into politics. Hunter has zero relevance for Biden’s administration and has no interest in politics. Whether peolle would vote for Hunter is just a lame attempt to both sides completely different things.

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        People who think this way are either behaving irrationally or don’t understand electoral strategy. I will always vote for the better of the two candidates in the current system. If it was Trump vs Hitler, well damn, I guess I’m voting for Trump. It’s not an endorsement of anyone, it’s simply a matter of how to minimize the harm of the current system.

        By the way, Trump supports genocide more than Biden, so if that’s your key issue, you should vote for Biden.

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        While I see your point, it hinges on voting for Hunter Biden in lieu of Trump. I can’t say I would – I know little of Hunter Biden’s policy stances --, but I find it very far fetched to believe Hunter would get the nomination over another democratic politician, so it seems like the argument is pointless.

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          but I find it very far fetched to believe Hunter would get the nomination over another democratic politician

          And Doc Brown was surprised Ronald Reagan ran. I was surprised Hillary came back in 2016 after 08, I was surprised trump was a candidate in 16, 20, and 24. I was surprised Biden was the nomine in 2020 when he’d been trying to win a presidential primary since 1988 and never made it to the general.

          The party has been openly saying for like a decade they can not only rig the primary, they can just ignore results and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them

          I’m just wondering what your think will change where all of a sudden candidates stop getting worse.

          And why your line for Hunter is “smoked crack, lied about it, admitted it”.

          While Biden is literally funding and assisting with a genocide, while lying about it and breaking US and international law. And is committing the same human rights abuses at our border, that we all complained about when Trump did.

          Like, c’mon man. It’s just crack…

          You think crack is worse than genocide and human rights abuses that are in violation of US and international law?

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            And Doc Brown was surprised Ronald Reagan ran.

            You know that movie was a work of fiction and that was a joke, right?

            Reagan had already been heavily involved in politics by 1955. He wasn’t running for office yet, but it wouldn’t have been a surprise at all. The only thing Doc Brown would have been surprised about was that Reagan supported things like nuclear escalation and was so against labor unions during his presidency.

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            You keep bringing up Genocide like it’s a factor?

            Trump not only supports but encourages it. And wants to bring it here against the evil brown people…

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        would you really not vote for him if he was the Dem nominee?

        Absolutely. I prefer my lawmakers to not be convicted criminals.

        Though, if your hypothetical had both candidates being convicted criminals, then I’d have to look closer at the alternatives, as well as examine how damaging the 2 criminals are likely to be going forward, shoukd they gain power.

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          convicted

          Is that the important part?

          Because, again, Biden is openly breaking US and international law and despite a shit ton of evidence, he just keeps denying it

          We ratified it way back in 1988, the first year Biden tried to be president actually, so you’d think he’d remember it.

          International law: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide_Convention

          US law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/22/2304

          So do you deny that he’s providing aid to a nation committing a genocide?

          Or are you ok with it until he’s convicted and then it’s an issue?

          Because man, I don’t know how you haven’t noticed, but it’s pretty fucking hard to convict a president.

          And if my choice was Hunter or Joe, I’d prefer the recovered crack user to the guy actively assisting in a genocide but won’t admit it’s a genocide.

          Lesser of two evils, right?

          How many dead innocent children has each Biden caused? I don’t think Hunter has been responsible for any deaths…

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            I’m not willing to blame Biden for Netanyahu’s crimes.

            There is no president in my lifetime that would have treated Israel signifigantly less kindly than the current administration has.

            Lesser of two evils, right?

            Yes, actually. Trump absolutely would have continued sucking up to the Israeligovernment, rather than attempting to have the combatants negotiate a cease fire.

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              I’m not willing to blame Biden for Netanyahu’s crimes

              Providing material aid to a genocide is against US and international law tho…

              Like, if you admit there’s a genocide going on, and you admit Biden is providing aid despite evidence of the genocide…

              There’s not really any room for Biden to have not committed a crime.

              So, Hunter is the “least of three evils”, and I was trying to find out why so many people consider him worse than his dad.

              It doesn’t make logical sense.

              Which is probably why no one has seriously tried to explain why Hunter is bad but Joe is fine.

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                There were good points to be made from the angle you’re taking, but I think you might be getting lost in the weeds here

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            And if your choice was Trump or Biden? What a stupid hypothetical “Hunter or Joe”. Come on out and directly say you’ll support Trump. All your word salad is basically saying “vote for Trump” or “don’t bother voting because both sides”.

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            Again, Trump has PROMISED worse.

            So how does genocide factor into your decision making?

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        How much cocaine did GWB do? He was already elected president after admitting it.

        So why not?

        Hunter Biden is clearly well hung and fucks. That’s 2/3 of the requirements to be president right there.

        (The last is be rich so Hunter Biden 2028?)

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          I legitimately want to know why this is so disqualifying to people.

          We’d have to go pretty far back for this to be inexcusable for a member if either party.

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            Why is a felony used to deny their right to vote?

            Because using felony convictions to punish people can easily be weaponized against minorities. They can also be ignored when it comes to rich white guys.

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        Writing one sentence per paragraph.

        Does not make you profound.

        Or convince anyone of anything.

        All it does is make it impossible to read.

        And take up a lot of space.

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        If you could eat food from the pantry of a really rich person, but that person was a proponent of the holocaust, would you?

        I mean since we’re talking about things not remotely related to the topic, why not ask you something as well.

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        “let me imagine a fictional universe to get mad at”

        usually people just make up a fake type of guy to be mad at

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        I don’t think your examples work. Hillary Clinton was also previously a Senator and Secretary of State, so she had experience in national politics. Joe Biden was Vice President and a Senator so he also had decades of experience.

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        So you expect Republicans to stop supporting terrible candidates but expect Democrats to support terrible candidates?

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          What?

          Currently republicans are supporting terrible candidates, have been for decades…

          but expect Democrats to support terrible candidates?

          We’re currently running someone breaking US and international laws by providing munitions that are being used ina genocide…

          Someone that even went around Congress to avoid a delay of just a couple days.

          In my eyes, Hunter is the lesser of two evils when comparing him and his dad.

          So I was hoping to understand why people say they’d never vote for a (recovered btw) crack addict.

          Like, finally you all really think what Hunter did years ago is worse than what Joe is doing today?

          Im not getting answers, just insults.

          Which is disappointing, but not surprising anymore.

          The right wings of both parties seem to have went off the deep end a long time ago. Which would be fine, except they were both driving the bus when they did it

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    Appeal to the Supreme Court and let them overturn the conviction on the History and Tradition grounds that there’s no historical precedent from infringing on the gun rights of people on crack. 5th Circuit already ruled on this matter and acquitted the defendant on similar grounds, in the case USA v. Daniels.

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      https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca5/22-60596/22-60596-2023-08-09.html

      For anyone curious. I mean I disagree with these ridiculous overlay broad second amendment interpretations personally, but looks like he has an appeal argument based on how the courts have been treating the second amendment lately. I look forward to the mental gymnastics of the second amendment extremists on this case. Seeing marijuana spelled “marihuana” over and over in the ruling above is also pretty funny.

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          Wikipedia suggests that the origin of the j in marijuana is a bit more obscure than that:

          The origin of the word “marijuana” foreshadowed its current use. Historically, the earliest and most numerous group of users in the Americas were slaves from western Central Africa (modern Gabon to Angola. Their words for cannabis are now used in nearly all the places they (involuntarily) ended up during the 1700s and 1800s…Most notably, in Central America, the Kimbundu (Angolan) word mariamba became the Spanish word marihuana.

          The word “marijuana” as we know it today did not appear until 1846 in Farmacopea Mexicana, though it was spelled “mariguana”. In most following instances, the word was spelled marihuana. In Chilean Spanish, mariguanza is the dance of a shaman in an altered state of consciousness.

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      I might be wrong but doesn’t being drunk count against you too in this case, no more drinking and hunting

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    Just another example of Joe Biden weaponizing the Department of Justice! …oh wait.

    In all seriousness, most people could see this result coming from a mile away. The prosecution had a solid case against him. I expect the justice system to hold everyone accountable for their actions, regardless of who they are. Republicans expecting us to do backflips to defend Hunter Biden as some sort of “gotcha” are completely out of their gourd. He earned this conviction through his own deeds, just like how Trump earned his.

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      They don’t understand that we don’t worship Biden like they do Trump. Hell, most of us don’t even like him that much.

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        My sister was the victim of public enemy #1 in my state. She survived but there’s cyber stalking laws now because of her. Biden as a Senator sponsored her to speak to Congress. She’s the recipient of the Jefferson Award.

        My sister doesn’t like his politics, she probably didn’t vote for him. But there’s no question that Joe Biden is a good person. He is

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          I think he’s a good person, but I agree with your sister and don’t like his politics.

          I will most definitely be voting for him and anyone else who isn’t a Republican for the rest of my life, though.

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            I will most definitely be voting for him and anyone else who isn’t a Republican for the rest of my life, though.

            I wish I had more years on this earth just so I could vote not Republican for longer than I’m going to be able to!

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              Ideally, there either won’t be any more Republican candidates to not vote for or they’ll somehow salvage themselves as a legitimate political party, but I doubt either of these things will happen in my lifetime.

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                I believe they can reform themselves, but like you I know I’ll be dead of old age before they possibly could.

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                  Theyd have to stop being giant pussies and slightly less dumbass so yeah your lifetime probably not

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      It’s kind of a shitty law in the first place, but he was assuredly guilty of it. It’s still unusual that they went after him for it when it wasn’t connected to any other crime (which is usually when federal prosecutors use this law) and really unusual that the judge threw out the plea bargain.

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        I don’t really get this take. I’ve seen the same people wanting stricter gun control and also saying this is a dumb law. Most responsible gun owners who are pro gun rights would agree that we don’t want drug addicts to have guns. Why isn’t this something people can all agree on? Admittedly, this is hypocritical as hell because police don’t bother to follow up on felons who own guns, and even infrequent marijuana use prohibits people from purchasing firearms. But, it’s just good sense for someone who is addicted to crack to not own guns.

        Even with the details of this case, my understanding is that it all started because he was on drugs, and didn’t have his gun safely stored and his then girlfriend, also a drug user, took it and threw it in a trash can in a public place, which is an excellent reason not to let drug users have guns.

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          “Drugs” are a pretty broad category of thing, it’s unlikely that you’re ever going to get an honest answer out of anyone, and it’s even more unlikely that anyone using illegal drugs who wants a gun is going to not buy a gun because of this. It’s just more war on drugs bullshit.

          I’ll also add that if people were actually worried about the competency of people buying guns to own guns, then it would make far more sense to put the burden of proof on the person buying to prove their competency. But that’s not what this law is really about.

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      Republicans expecting us to do backflips to defend Hunter Biden as some sort of “gotcha” are completely out of their gourd. He earned this conviction through his own deeds, just like how Trump earned his.

      Look at all the tears I’m crying because of my blind loyalty to the Biden family! Ah wait, actually I figure if he did those things then justice was served. Sorry magas.

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      So far a fair number have actually come out against the verdict, including Lindsay Graham… which makes me think there are a number of Republican legislators who own guns and enjoy partaking in a little nose candy from time to time, as well.

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    Surely now the NRA will come out and protest this flagrant violation of Hunter Biden’s second amendment rights!

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      There is a strong argument on constitutional grounds here, it’s why it’s almost never charged.

      You can drink and buy a gun.

      Do a little crack?

      (Okay, a lot of crack)

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          Look, my gun likes to have fun. He’s not loaded so we can’t get too out of control. Plus we don’t want to relive the lampshade incident.

          Always practice safe sex folks.

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    I know multiple people, several of them fine upstanding Republicans that have violated this same law by lying on this same form. Hell, one of them has done it repeatedly in order to straw purchase firearms for his son, a convicted felon.

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      Wouldn’t it be unfortunate if someone reported that kind of thing? Which one should do, since we’re talking about a convicted felon possessing firearms.

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        we had one around here who shot up highland and whos bussiness went bust. Its funny how the community does not appreciate such loving family behaviour.

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          Highland Park, IL? I know someone who was there and had to hide in doorways on the street just below the shooter before sprinting away, while his friend was in the crowd being targeted.

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            yup. was not there thankfully but man I don’t get how stupid people can be. Its pretty obvious if you have a son like that you don’t help them get a gun.

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    If I cared about this guy, or he was important in anyway, I’d feel something probably.

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    That this is even news is just odd.

    I guess I’d take note if Trump’s kids or Kushner were convicted, but then they were in and out of the White House far more frequently than Hunter. Nepotism ran rampant.

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      Ironically if he wasnt a rich white guy, then he would have either gotten away with it entirely, or would have got a misdemeanour plea deal.

      Literally the only reason this became a felony conviction is because his name is Biden.