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  1. Sorry, comrade, liberals waved bye-bye to original thought the moment they allowed leftists to take over the democrat party. Sadly, Republicans are now the sole possessors of original thought.
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  2. Trump signs the biggest rollback of bank rules since the financial crisis So loosening regulations in response to bank lobbyists is WHY SVB imploded.
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  3. Interesting that the woketard banks are the ones going under, first.
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  4. I'm curious. It appears the board of the bank did support and invest based on this SRI crap. It has been shown to be less effective in producing optimal returns. That would most certainly contribute to the failure of any bank that fails... Right?
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  5. Only if you try really hard to twist his words 180 degrees: In a text message sent on November 17, 2020, anchor Tucker Carlson said “Sidney Powll is lying,” referring to the far-right attorney who primarily spread the Dominion fraud claims, calling her a “f–cking b–tch.” Carlson, who’s now drawing scrutiny for downplaying January 6 and continuing to sow doubt in the 2020 election, also told his staff about Trump, “I hate him passionately,” and said in a January 2021 text message, “We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights … I truly can’t wait.” “What he's good at is destroying things … He's the undisputed world champion of that,” Carlson added about Trump in a text message sent in January 2021, after the unknown person he was texting with noted the ex-president’s failed business ventures. In other text messages to an unknown recipient, Carlson asked whether there was “real evidence of significant voter fraud,” to which the person responded there was “not the amount to swing the election to Biden” and Carlson responded, “Yep. All true.” Carlson also said the Dominion “software s–t is absurd,” said Powell was “making everyone paranoid and crazy, including me,” and told Powell herself in a text message on November 17, 2020, “If you don’t have conclusive evidence of fraud at that scale, it’s a cruel and reckless thing to keep saying.” Fox Corporation chair Rupert Murdoch suggested to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on January 21, 2021, after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, “Maybe Sean [Hannity] and Laura [Ingraham] went too far” in their post-election coverage, saying Fox was “still getting mud thrown at us” for its coverage and asking if it was “unarguable that high profile Fox voices fed the story that the election was stolen and that January 6th an important chance to have the result overturned.” Scott described far-right attorney Rudy Giuliani’s fraud claims, which involved Dominion, as “terrible stuff damaging everybody” to Murdoch in a November 19 email, to which Murdoch responded, “yes Sean and even [Jeanine] Pirro agrees.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2023/03/08/sidney-powell-is-lying-new-fox-news-dominion-documents-show-tucker-carlson-murdoch-and-more-disputing-2020-election-fraud-here-are-their-wildest-comments/amp/
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  6. Even Tucker doesn’t believe Tucker’s lies. So why do you?
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  7. Well, the word GAY isn't in the bill, but it's essentially the same bill as Florida's PARENTAL PROTECTIONS law, and the scumbag left wing fake news rags like WaPo, NYT, CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC called Florida's law DON'T SAY GAY. Gee. https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-senate-passes-parents-143000524.html North Carolina Senate Passes Parents’ Bill of Rights The bill has a slew of provisions. It contains the same 10 rights that were in a similar bill filed last year. Those are things like the right to direct a child’s education, direct moral or religious training, ability to access education and medical records, and make medical decisions for a child. It also contains a list of “legal rights” for parents, which are as follows: The right to consent or withhold consent for participation in reproductive health and safety education programs. The right to seek a medical or religious exemption from immunization requirements. The right to review statewide standardized assessment results as part of the State report card. The right to request an evaluation of their child for an academically or intellectually gifted program, or for identification as a child with a disability. The right to inspect and purchase public school unit textbooks and other supplementary instructional materials. The right to access information relating to the unit’s policies for promotion or retention, including high school graduation requirements. The right to receive student report cards on a regular basis that clearly depict and grade the student’s academic performance in each class or course, the student’s conduct, and the student’s attendance. The right to access information relating to the State public education system, State standards, report card requirements, attendance requirements, and textbook requirements. The right to participate in parent-teacher organizations. The right to opt out of certain data collection for their child. The right for students to participate in protected student information surveys only with parental consent. The right to review all available records of materials their child has borrowed from a school library. Oh, and here's the DON'T SAY GAY provision, the SAME one that the queer bangers in the media tried to crucify Florida for. provisions related to notifying parents about pronoun changes, or making sure that gender identity, sexual activity, or sexuality aren’t discussed in grades K-4. I wonder why the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda Media chose to treat North Carolina differently from Florida, since they passed ESSENTIALLY THE SAME BILL?
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  8. Actually SVB's investment actions led to its downfall. https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/silicon-valley-bank-committed-elementary-errors-banking-larry-summers-says Silicon Valley Bank committed 'one of the most elementary errors in banking,' Larry Summers says Silicon Valley Bank, the nation's 16th-largest bank, failed because its managers made a textbook mistake, according to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. Summers, a Harvard University professor who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, said Monday the bank "committed one of the most elementary errors in banking: borrowing money in the short term and investing in the long term." SVB collapsed Friday after depositors ran on the bank, which didn't have cash on hand to cover their withdrawals. It was the second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history and the largest since Washington Mutual went under in 2008. What happened is fairly simple: when interest rates were at historic lows, SVB invested depositors' funds in long-term Treasury bonds. But as the Federal Reserve increased interest rates to combat inflation, the price of those bonds cratered, taking SVB with it.
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  9. You're such a lying piece of crap. Trudeau, Biden and all the leftards say things like "It's a pandemic of the unvaccinated" and that's fine by you because it tickles your confirmation bias, but when I correctly point out that exactly 85.7% of covid deaths in Canada were among the unvaccinated last summer, or that covid deaths were higher in 2022 with 85% of Canadians vaccinated, you call me a manipulator? You're a hopelessly lost little propaganda victim 'contrarian' (sheeple-boy).
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  10. There couldn't be a more perfect meme to describe the vaxtards: 1) willing to ignore reality in order to conform to a group 2) willing to harm their fellow Canadians with pseudovaxes if they're told to, and willing to freeze the bank accounts and ban non-conformists from all forms of cultural events. TBH, it's probably experiments like these that helped big pharma and their cronies plan the roadmap to 85% pseudovax coverage.
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  11. First it was the Silicon Bank now there are concerns with some of the others as the US races to legislate the banks. My guess is next round of bank implosion is the digital ID. You know they have to have full control because it's your fault
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  12. If ANYBODY thinks California's schools produce anything other than !diots, that anybody would be mistaken. https://www.yahoo.com/news/newsoms-california-pushes-billions-reparations-090020926.html Newsom's California pushes billions in reparations payments as state faces budget deficit disaster California, which never allowed slavery, is nonetheless considering giving hundreds of billions of dollars to Black residents in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery, raising practical questions about how a state already facing a massive budget deficit could swing such an expensive program. The California Reparations Task Force, which was created by state legislation in 2020, is weighing a proposal to dole out just under $360,000 per person to approximately 1.8 million Black Californians who had an ancestor enslaved in the U.S., putting the total cost of the program at about $640 billion. "If California can admit its sins and change the narrative, then there is a way forward for states and cities across the nation," California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, who wrote the bill creating the task force when she served in the state assembly, said last week. However, it is unclear how California would pay for such an extensive project. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who signed the bill creating the task force and appointed most of its members, announced in January that the state faces a projected budget deficit of $22.5 billion for the coming fiscal year. Gee!
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  13. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a femi-NAZI https://www.lifenews.com/2023/03/09/democrat-senators-introduce-bill-to-legalize-abortions-up-to-birth-nationwide/?fbclid=IwAR3EkaXotIcZnMum8J_A56ZJddIUIYfksW9esR0uKmJioWH6N3V4HSMvEFg Democrat Senators Introduce Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth Nationwide Sieg Heil!
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  14. Hasn't watched or read it, "But on FOX they said..."
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  15. Carlson never said such things on air. He's always been skeptical of the Powell accusations
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  16. What part of that says Carlson thinks the Jan. 6th report is anything but a lie? He doesn't like reporting on Trump. OK. I sometimes get tired of hearing about him. He doesn't believe the Dominion accusations. Again...OK. How does that mean he thinks the Jan. 6th report was anything but a pack of lies? That the charges on these people has been anything short of illegal? Try to stick to 1 track at a time...ok?
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  17. “Invest in things with skin colour?”LMAO Your gibberish still makes you sound like a toddler Got an example of any of these supposed “woke investments” that went bad? No? Shocker
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  19. Of course it is, because it's proving how stupid you are. Maybe you shouldn't have started name-calling in the first place, hey?
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  20. You suffer myopia: you have a narrow POV that doesn't extend past your own nose and you don't care about other people. You feel like: 1) the vax is best for you (without looking into it yourself, you merely consulted a Dr who can get pharma perks without informing you), 2) you don't mind taking it, 3) You might personally benefit if others take it, so.... 4) that checks all your boxes for making it ok to force other people to take it - even if they don't need it at all 5) You still have no idea who "needed" it and who didn't 6) If you didn't listen to Fauci and the CDC, then whom? Did your Dr do his own clinical trial? Why did he ignore the initial data coming in from Israel, and everything since? 7) How safe do you feel the vax is for young, healthy people and kids? Do you think they needed it? If so, what real world evidence are you willing to cite? Eight) Do you feel like the vax prevets you, or young people from getting it? Spreading it? 9) Re: 8, above, seeing as 85.7% of the covid deaths in Canada during the most recent reporting periods were among the multi-vaxed, what makes you think that the vax somehow prevents the spread, or infection? 10) Again, I posted data, the source (our gov't), and it was all 100% accurate and pertinent. I omitted nothing. Stop hiding behind your excuse for ignorance while calling me names. You claim to have talked to your DR, and you're willing to stand behind the forced vaccinations of all Canadians based on his uninformed opinion: He's not a virologist or an epidemiologist, and if he looked at ANY data at all at he'd know that forcing young people to vax and vaxing little kids was never in line with "science and data" by the time it became an option.
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  21. You don’t even know what “ESG woke investments” are, you’re just parroting what you hear like a toddler
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  22. You’ve bee suckered by Fox’s fake news again I see. Prosecutors call out Fox News’ Jan. 6 spin for omitting damning footage of “QAnon shaman” New court filing refutes Tucker Carlson's attempts to reframe the attack on the Capitol as peaceful Prosecutors on Sunday said that Fox News host Tucker Carlson's segment showing "QAnon shaman" Jacob Chansley at the Capitol on Jan. 6 omitted key footage. Carlson, who received exclusive accessto thousands of hours of footage from the attack on the Capitol from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., last week aired a segment showing Chansley walking through the Capitol accompanied by police officers, one of whom at one point opened a door for him. "Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape," Carlson said on Monday. "The tapes show the Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides." But Justice Department prosecutors involved in the seditious conspiracy trial of five Proud Boys leaders including Dominic Pezzola said in a court filingover the weekend that the video only shows four minutes of Chansley inside the Capitol after he had already been inside for over 40 minutes. "Prior to that time, Chansley had, amongst other acts, breached a police line at 2:09 p.m. with the mob, entered the Capitol less than one minute behind Pezzola during the initial breach of the building, and faced off with members of the U.S. Capitol Police for more than thirty minutes in front of the Senate Chamber doors while elected officials, including the Vice President of the United States, were fleeing from the chamber," the filing said. Prosecutors added that Chansley "was not some passive, chaperoned observer of events for the roughly hour that he was unlawfully inside the Capitol." The filing added that Capitol Police officers had been overwhelmed by the rioters and were trying to minimize the damage. "For a period that afternoon, those defending the Capitol were in triage mode — trying to deal with the most violent element of those unlawfully present, holding those portions of the Capitol that had not yet been seized by rioters, and protecting those Members and staffers who were still trapped in the Capitol," the filing said. Prosecutors said that "it is true that a sole officer, who was trying to de-escalate the situation, was with Chansley as he made his way to the Senate floor after initially breaching the Chamber." "But the televised footage fails to show that Chansley subsequently refused to be escorted out by this lone officer and instead left the Capitol only after additional officers arrived and forcibly escorted him out," the filing added. https://www.salon.com/2023/03/13/prosecutors-call-out-fox-news-jan-6-spin-for-omitting-damning-footage-of-qanon-shaman/
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  23. You lefties are clueless and refuse to take responsibility for the issues that you cause
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  24. Anyone who isn't an incurable, brain-dead, Progressive NPC needs to see this one: It isn't Tucker but it's why we need memes. Especially when they're right on and chuckle-worthy like this one.
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  25. Don't sweat the small stuff. Joe's got everything under control.
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  26. If you’re going to repeat blatant lies like a conspiracy kook then you might as well include the lizard people and the illuminati and the “fact” that the world is really flat.
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  27. Trump-era banking law paved way for Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse Nicole NareaMar 13, 2023, 7:05pm EDT Silicon Valley Bank was a test case for Congress’s 2018 bipartisan banking deregulation law. It failed. By Nicole Narea@nicolenarea Mar 13, 2023, 7:05pm EDT The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and other similarly sized banks in recent days has put a spotlight on Congress’s 2018 bipartisan banking deregulation law, which was signed by then-President Donald Trump. Notably, the 2018 law changed which banks are considered “systemically important” to regulators. It increased the threshold from institutions holding at least $50 billion in assets to those with $250 billion. That means only the largest banks face stricter regulation, including requirements to maintain certain levels of liquidity and capacity to absorb losses; comply with company- and government-run stress testing; and submit a living will to prepare for potential failure. SVB had $209 billion in assets, making it the 16th-largest bank in the US by the time it was taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Friday. But it still wasn’t big enough to be subject to the strictest standard of scrutiny under the 2018 law. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) noted in a statement Sunday that the Republican director of the Congressional Budget Office warned of this exact scenario five years ago — that the bill would increase what he thought was a small “likelihood that a large financial firm with assets of between $100 billion and $250 billion would fail.” SVB lobbied for deregulation — and may have brought about its own demise In a statement to a Senate committee in 2015, SVB CEO Greg Becker specifically advocated for raising the $50 billion threshold and argued that failing to do so would saddle mid-sized banks like his with “significant burdens that inherently and unnecessarily will reduce our ability to provide the banking services our clients need.” He argued that the compliance costs and human resources associated with having to meet the regulatory requirements would have forced the bank to “divert resources and attention from making loans to small and growing businesses that are the job creation engines of our country, even though our risk profile would not change.” He also touted SVB’s “deep understanding of the market it serves,” “strong risk management practices,” and the “fundamental strength of the innovation economy” on which SVB relied, as well as the bank’s ability to lend to almost 8,000 clients while maintaining strong credit. The bank spent half a million dollars on lobbying in the leadup to the law’s passage, including on hiring two former senior staffers for now House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. It continued to lobby the FDIC even after the law was passed. The Dodd-Frank regulations that SVB fought against might have helped identify the bank’s pitfalls earlier. Because the bank catered to Silicon Valley startups and investors with deposits that generally exceeded the $250,000 FDIC deposit insurance limit, 97 percent of its deposits were uninsured — an abnormally large share compared to other consumer banks. That left the bank vulnerable to instability in the tech sector, which has seen more than 120,000 layoffs in 2023 alone. https://www.vox.com/business-and-finance/2023/3/13/23638655/silicon-valley-bank-trump-fdic-banking-law
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  28. How much would would a woodchuck chuck? Your inane questions and naive suppositions are pretty damn tiresome. It's like talking to a child. You have video evidence. You have statements from witnesses--politically friendly witnesses, I might add. You have multiple reports from multiple investigations. They all indicate that Byrd acted reasonably and properly--perhaps heroically--in defending our legislators. The bottom line is that when people can't retreat any further, they have every right to defend themselves. Police (and regular citizens) operate under that principle and will be uncharged or acquitted all day every day in any jurisdiction in this country. If you don't accept that basic right to self defense, fine. I don't care much. You just end up looking foolish. Enjoy your armchair quarterbacking. Then go pound sand.
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  29. So if you're kicked out of a public school you're supposed to just not get an education. Is that what you're saying? You know, schools in Ontario, have, according to the press and social media, a huge violence problem. And part of that is because even when students commit repeated acts of violence they're not expelled. Yet here we have a guy who dared to express an opinion in a discussion that is shared by three-quarters of the population and you and the other zealots seem to find nothing inappropriate with him being tossed out of school for it.
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  30. Actually he's right. SVB's Chief Invertebrate had been pushing woke bullshit for years. Bullshit like this: https://www.svb.com/news/company-news/svb-included-in-bloomberg-gender-equality-index-for-fifth-year Rest In Pieces, SVB. As the Great Donald Trump always sez - "Everything woke turns to shit".
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  31. Sorry, but he didn't get arrested for saying women and men are different. They are different. He got arrested for trespassing. However, likely got put in that position not for stating the obvious, but pushing his far right conservative views onto others. I don't believe someone who will proudly wear a MAGA like hat, will peacefully diplomatically voice their concerns. This is coming from a proud conservative, no less. As a conservative the first thing I want to do, is distance myself from the far right. I hate when news do this, and deliberately sensationalize stories go get clicks. Its precisely why I laugh when someone tells me they watch news for information. This is entertainment. Just like I wouldn't force my political opinions down my employers throat. You're there to do your job, and thats learn. Take your concerns to the school board, or acting bodies. Create a stink and do what he likely did and try to harass and intimidate, and get removed from the premises.
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  32. If your Anglo-Khazar mafia is winning, then why are you getting so nervous? ?
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  33. Yes one can deny reality. Just don’t persecute people for refusing to deny reality.
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  34. Experts rebut notion that "woke" policies prompted collapse
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  35. I’ll stick with biological gender. Feel free to make up your gender.
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  36. What about the 50 guys behind her, one cop is going to put zip ties on all of them as well? "Wait your turn guys, just line up over there while I send for more zip ties." Reality is not one of your specialities.
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  37. Your fantasies about what may have happened aside, can you please tell me why one of the many cops standing around couldn’t have put zip ties on Babbitt. I hope we can all agree that arrest is better than killing. We don’t want to live in a police state right? How many people did the “howling mob” you describe actually kill? If Byrd had been white and Babbitt black and left wing would you still be eager to kill her?
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  38. There was a whole class of kids there. They're not bound by legal fears and someone would have talked, even if anonymously. Do you honestly think it's any different in Canada? I always find it interesting how little tolerance these policies designed for 'tolerance' are. In fact, the people who seem to be most in favour of tolerance towards beliefs they hold seem to be the least tolerant of anyone expressing beliefs they don't hold. Another way the Left is like Islamists. Because you hold the same views. The welfare artist expressing her contempt and disdain for Canada, Canadians, our culture, heritage, and values has much the same mindset as the Leftists who infest schoolboards expressing their similar disdain and contempt for Canada, its traditions, heritage, and values. I, on the other hand, am a taxpayer who funds both and doesn't like funding people who despise everything I believe in and would spit in my face if they thought they could do it without instant retribution. I realize you're reasonably content with all of that. Everything I've seen you write suggests you're a globalist type who'd be just as happy living in Thailand or Tokyo, New Dehli or New York. Someone who has no real attachment to Canada, in other words.
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  39. I always found it odd how the language and attitudes of the extreme Left so often mirror the language of the Trumptards and the far Right. Both express an absolute confidence that their vision is perfect, and anyone who disagrees is absolute garbage. They even feel a sense of glee at their anger. And neither side accepts the slightest disagreement with their vision, nor even tries to defend their vision except with broad talking points usually gleaned from the internet and various slurs and insults. No one is suggesting this kid shouted. No one has said he cursed or threatened. He even said he never misgendered or deadnamed anyone. The discussion was ON the subject to which he contributed. There is thus no comparison to someone shouting racial insults in a diner or anywhere else. He disagreed with the established story and was punished for refusing to bow his head and meekly accept the narrative. Despite the fact three quarters or more of the country agree with him.
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  40. To be honest with you, I’ve never working in the banking industry in any capacity. I do, however, have the ability to say that when 3 banks collapse in 4 days, that dropping stock prices, as well as investors heading for the exits, seem to be detrimental to a bank’s health.
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  41. Man, that's REALLY bigoted. Why can't he be more like Putin, who wants to kill all Ukrainians equally?
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  42. The biggest problem with jokes that are too offensive is that they're often not funny. Richard Pryor used to put in visciously racist material - against all racists - but he was a genius and could make you laugh quickly even if he shocked you. Dave Chapelle had that skill too, as did Louie. Sadly, all of them seemed to succumb to the urge to become an elder Socrates... telling young people that their values are shallow etc. etc. Make me laugh, clown. If you make me think, that's ok, but your job overall is to make me laugh. My two cents.
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  43. No. Banning is a government action, and while free speech isn't unlimited it's hard to think of a scenario in which a comedian telling a joke crosses any of the legal lines. But absolutely people, including comedians, who exercise their speech in socially unacceptable ways can and should bear the consequences of those actions. Venues and platforms will disassociate. Protests may be mounted. Etc. This is how societies have always policed themselves and is distinct from "banning."
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  44. Really? I must have missed the FBI raid at Biden's homes. Or the story about Hunter's lapto before the 2020 election. Silly me...
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  46. If Chicago is stupid enough to elect another Democrat, (after all the crime and damage done by past Democrats) it DESERVES every bit of misery coming its way.
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  47. And it's a good bill. Congratulations North Carolina.
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