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Monday, November 27, 2017

Dictionary.com's word of the year is picked by the highest number of searches and influence in popular culture, and this year 'complicit' came in first. Searches spiked following the word's use by high profile celebrities and politicians including Jeff Flake and Ivanka Trump.

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I'll start.

People who say both parties are the same, are COMPLICIT in low voter turnout, which results in republicans winning elections, the rich raping the poor, the sick losing healthcare, and the planet being roasted by pollution.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-27 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

People who say both parties are the same, are COMPLICIT in low voter turnout

Uh oh. I'm going to burn in hell.

#2 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-27 07:54 PM | Reply

Uh oh. I'm going to burn in hell.

#2 | Posted by Ray

Why? Stupidity isn't a sin.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-27 08:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Why? Stupidity isn't a sin.
#3 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

It is when you're a Democrat.

#4 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-27 08:09 PM | Reply

It is when you're a Democrat.

#4 | Posted by Ray

Thats why republicans welcome stupid people with open arms and tell them you can't trust those smarty pants dems. REAL americans don't know need to know crap.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-27 08:26 PM | Reply

SNL is going to love this.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-27 08:34 PM | Reply

#4 and when you're a republican it is an honorable and praiseworthy trait. At least as evident by the people they elect.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-27 08:59 PM | Reply

"Complicit" indeed deserves to be the word of the year. How else to possibly understand the undermining of a broad array of American bedrock values by a boorish narcissistic handed the White House by people too stupid or apathetic to get off their ass and actually cast a vote.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-27 09:55 PM | Reply

...by people too stupid or apathetic to get off their ass and actually cast a vote.

Bingo. And that was a Presidential election; they traditionally suck even worse on mid-terms.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-27 10:18 PM | Reply

You people have gone from blaming the Russians to blaming stupid people who don't vote Democrat.
No wonder you lost.

#10 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-27 10:22 PM | Reply

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Wrongo Ray. I am not blaming people who did not vote Democrat. I didn't vote for HRC. I am blaming people who did not vote. People who did not vote in either the primaries or the general election. People who chose not to let their voices be heard and thus were rendered... complicit.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-27 10:28 PM | Reply

People who chose not to let their voices be heard and thus were rendered... complicit.
#11 | POSTED BY MODER8

I voted for about twenty years. Then I realized it was a scam to make the public think they have a say in government. They don't.
The rich and powerful don't run for office. They select candidates who will do their bidding, Trump and Hillary included.
If they don't go along, they get run out of office by some scandal. Sometimes jail. And sometime killed.

Non-voters ae sending a message. They are not playing a losers game.

#12 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 06:37 AM | Reply

A second reason why I don't vote. I want to see government shrink. The first candidate I voted for was Goldwater, the last was Reagan.
By Reagan, I realized government expansion is unstoppable.
Politicans interpret votes as a referendum in support of government.

There is another group that doesn't have any interest in politics. Why should they vote when they don't understand it. It has no meaning to them. Those are the kind of people Jay Leno used to interview on the street.

Historically when the silent public does take an interest in politics, it's to protest in the streets. Watch for it.

#13 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 07:04 AM | Reply

I didn't vote for HRC.

Then you were also complicit. I despised her as a candidate but the risk of a Trump presidency was too great. Shame on you for allowing it to happen.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 07:48 AM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY JOE

Refer to #12 & #13.

#15 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 08:01 AM | Reply

I was talking to someone who voted. Posts 12&13 are irrelevant, as are you.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 11:54 AM | Reply

The rich and powerful don't run for office. They select candidates who will do their bidding, Trump and Hillary included.
If they don't go along, they get run out of office by some scandal. Sometimes jail. And sometime killed.

Non-voters ae sending a message. They are not playing a losers game.

#12 | Posted by Ray

Then maybe you shouldve voted for the guy who wanted to address election funding and fix that issue. Instead you sat at home and pouted like a baby.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Then maybe you shouldve voted for the guy who wanted to address election funding and fix that issue. Instead you sat at home and pouted like a baby.

True story. I was at my son's house in California on the week of the election. His girfriend lives with him.
On the moring after the election, I heard her crying, making a lot of noise throwing stuff. My son was in the bedroom with her. I thought they were having an argument.

After she quieted down and my son left the room, I asked him what happened. She was upset by Hillary's loss. She sulked for the rest of the week I was there.

I've been through a lot of elections. I never saw the losers carry on the way you liberals do. Hillary still hasn't let up.

The kind of behevior supports what I've long known. You people are dangerous.

#18 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 01:49 PM | Reply

Yeah, god forbid someone have an emotional reaction to a race-baiting imbecilic toddler being given the nuclear codes. We should all strive to be as aloof as Ray.

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've been through a lot of elections. I never saw the losers carry on the way you liberals do. Hillary still hasn't let up.

The kind of behevior supports what I've long known. You people are dangerous.

#18 | Posted by Ray

That story is simply a testament to your own stupidity and your son's girlfreind's intelligence. Smart people know why electing a disgusting lying ignorant egomaniacle racist con man is a horrible thing. Idiots say "Duh what's the big deal?"

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 02:04 PM | Reply

Yeah, god forbid someone have an emotional reaction to a race-baiting imbecilic toddler being given the nuclear codes. We should all strive to be as aloof as Ray.

#19 | POSTED BY JOE

You misspelled "stupid".

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-28 02:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

That story is simply a testament to your own stupidity and your son's girlfreind's intelligence. Smart people know why electing a disgusting lying ignorant egomaniacle racist con man is a horrible thing. Idiots say "Duh what's the big deal?"
#20 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

The fact remains that the electorate saw Trump as the lesser evil.

The constant barrage of insults makes my point about you people being more dangerous. You attack anybody who disagrees with you. It's your way or the gallows.

#22 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The fact remains that the electorate saw Trump as the lesser evil." - #22 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 02:44 PM

The electorate?

The fact remains that more of the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil.

The fact remains by 3,000,000 votes of the electorate.

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2017-11-28 02:49 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY HANS

The rules of the election are based on the electoral college. Majority vote doesn't count.

And let's not forget that about half of voting age Americans don't vote. Elections are decided by small margins by the half that does vote.

In terms of voting age Americans, one could argue that the winning margis is barely over 25% of all voting age Americans.

The point is that there are different ways to justify our beliefs.

What remains to be seen is if Trump's win was a one time event or a shift to the right. IMO, Americans are getting tired of big government.

#24 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 04:35 PM | Reply

Americans are getting tired of big government.

And yet when tasked with determining what government functions to cut, a vast majority of Americans have no answer.

Americans are tired of "big government" as that term is defined and funded by a relatively conservative (on a global scale) legislature. If American government were actually funded and implemented in a manner that accomplished the goals of hiring competent employees, educating all of our citizens, providing decent basic healthcare to everyone and providing for a strong defense and VA, i think most Americans would be fine with "big government." Turns out if you fight tooth and nail to ensure government doesn't work, peoples' opinion of government service will decline. What a shock.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Americans are getting tired of big government."

Gotta love how so many ding-bats think they speak for ALL Americans.

As far as I can tell Americans don't agree on much of anything anymore.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-28 05:39 PM | Reply

The fact remains that the electorate saw Trump as the lesser evil.

The constant barrage of insults makes my point about you people being more dangerous. You attack anybody who disagrees with you. It's your way or the gallows.

#22 | Posted by Ray

Actually the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil. The ELECTORS ignored them and appointed a mad man.

I attack stupidity. If you could offer any decent arguments in your defense of trump I wouldnt be calling you stupid. I call you stupid because your arguments are stupid.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 05:43 PM | Reply

And yet when tasked with determining what government functions to cut, a vast majority of Americans have no answer.

That's true. They just know there is something wrong with the system.

If American government were actually funded and implemented in a manner that accomplished the goals of hiring competent employees, educating all of our citizens, providing decent basic healthcare to everyone and providing for a strong defense and VA, i think most Americans would be fine with "big government."

That would be impossible on the grounds that government is funded by force. The political class always applies those funds to support their interests at the expense of the general public.

Most importantly, government central control cannot replace the free market. People are always the better judge of how to spend their money.

Turns out if you fight tooth and nail to ensure government doesn't work, peoples' opinion of government service will decline. What a shock.

Don't have to. It's been proven a million times over, government services, are wasteful, corrupt, inefficient and counterproductive. Remember Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty?

Government officials are no smarter than the rest of us mortals. They just think they are.

#28 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 05:46 PM | Reply

The constant barrage of insults makes my point about you people being more dangerous. You attack anybody who disagrees with you. It's your way or the gallows.
#22 | Posted by Ray

Do you need a safe space?

There is a solution. Don't say stupid things.

#29 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-28 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I attack stupidity. If you could offer any decent arguments in your defense of trump I wouldnt be calling you stupid. I call you stupid because your arguments are stupid.
#27 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I have no defense of Trump. I wouldn't care of the Mueller investigation ran him out of office.

But by the rules set in the Constitution, he won the election. Facts are facts. You're calling me stupid because I stated a fact.

Actually the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil. The ELECTORS ignored them and appointed a mad man.

That's news to me. Where's the proof? I remember Trump winning by a convincing electoral margin.

#30 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 05:55 PM | Reply

You're calling me stupid because I stated a fact.

Actually the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil. The ELECTORS ignored them and appointed a mad man.

That's news to me. Where's the proof? I remember Trump winning by a convincing electoral margin.

#30 | Posted by Ray

I call you stupid because you think both parties are the same and having no government is better than having flawed government. If you don't want to be called stupid don't say such stupid things. It's not my job to treat idiots like their stupid ideas are smart. That's what fox news is for.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 05:57 PM | Reply

There is a solution. Don't say stupid things.
#29 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Your intolerance to different opinions runs deep.

#32 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 06:00 PM | Reply

Your intolerance to different opinions runs deep.

#32 | Posted by Ray

Tolerance of stupidity is what created president trump.

Stupid ideas need to be exposed. Not treated like they deserve equal consideration with intelligent ideas.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 06:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I forgot how pointless it was to talk to Ray. Glad I didn't spend too much time on this refresher.

#34 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 06:11 PM | Reply

Stupid ideas need to be exposed. Not treated like they deserve equal consideration with intelligent ideas.

That's why I post here.

#35 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 06:16 PM | Reply

Nice self retort Ray! Well done.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-28 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tolerance of stupidity is what created president trump.

It was inevitable. There were two stupid choices.

#37 | Posted by Ray at 2017-11-28 06:21 PM | Reply

It was inevitable. There were two stupid choices.

#37 | Posted by Ray

No Simple Ray, there was a bad choice and a much much MUCH worse choice.

People who weren't turned on by bigotry or burdened by stupidity could see that.

#38 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 06:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RAY doesn't vote. His opinion doesn't matter.

#39 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-28 06:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Actually the electorate saw Hillary as the lesser evil. The ELECTORS ignored them and appointed a mad man. - #27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-28 05:43 PM

Could you name 1
ELECTOR who ignored their electorate to cast a vote for Trump?

As an aside, I originally didn't have the 'to cast a vote for Trump' in there, but after some reviewing of the voting records, I do see that five ELECTORS ignored their requirement to vote for Sec. Clinton (but not to vote for Trump), and two rebelled against their electorate to vote against Pres. Trump.

#40 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-29 12:45 PM | Reply

Funny to see people misusing the word in a thread that referenced Dictionary.com.

Good ole DR didn't even make it one post without botching it.

#41 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-29 04:06 PM | Reply

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