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John Voight...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 11, 2020 08:32AM
...speaks from his heart.

Scary. When you encounter a Trumpster try to figure out why they think like they do. Confrontation won't help either you or them, see if you can figure out the trigger that sent them there. You won't change them but if you can connect, you might just come away with an idea of what gives them such a certainty about their views.

I don't get out and meet many people these days so my feel for what's at the heart of what makes people tick is a bit out of tune, the longer this dreaded virus controls us, the harder it will be to interact and the more difficult it will be for us to come together.

My real concern is that, as a nation, we may never again find a way to come together.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 11, 2020 08:51AM
Super creepy. But Jon Voight has always been that way.

Leftists are Satan, huh?
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 11, 2020 09:02AM
I was so disappointed when45 ran in 2016, Voight came out strong for 45.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 11, 2020 09:03AM
One person I know voted for Trump because of concerns about Democrats pushing for late term abortions “up to the time of birth, and beyond!”. He supports her viewpoint, so she follows him blindly.

I’ve known plenty of people who believe that “the most important issue facing the world today is abortion.”

Those people are certainly entitled to that opinion. It does, however, lead them to vote Republican, and to follow a leader who spouts this point of view, blindly and without question.

My BIL has police friends. He voted for Trump because he sees the BLM movement as being anti-police. He follows Trump blindly, since Trump supports his strong views on this one single matter.

There are so many people who vote on single issues.

As for rabid Trumpers, my FIL is one. “I vote my wallet.” “He’s the greatest president we’ve ever had. You can’t go by the socialist media; you have to listen to [lists alt-right media].”. He grew up in Italy under Musollini, so fascism is not a foreign concept to him. Also, he remains full of rage at the perceived prejudice he experienced after moving to this country as a non-English speaking adult 55 years ago. Trump and the alt-right movement give his rage permission, and a target. My wife has very mild left-of-center leanings. He shouted at her to move to China for her “socialist” views.

It’s scary what people are willing to overlook.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 11, 2020 09:24AM
A good Catholic boy. stormtrooper smiley
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 11, 2020 09:41AM
Those one issue voters are a real problem.
The Republicans have built their base on several varieties of these “one issue” voters, the biggest of course is abortion.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 11, 2020 10:06AM
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S. Pupp
He grew up in Italy under Musollini, so fascism is not a foreign concept to him

So, he likes fascism?
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 11, 2020 10:11AM
Republican politicians love those wedgies.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 11, 2020 10:13AM
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Lux Interior
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S. Pupp
He grew up in Italy under Musollini, so fascism is not a foreign concept to him

So, he likes fascism?

I know a lot of people like him, and my conclusion is that they absolutely do like fascism. It's the Big Strong Man as leader syndrome.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 11, 2020 11:17AM
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mrbigstuff
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Lux Interior
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S. Pupp
He grew up in Italy under Musollini, so fascism is not a foreign concept to him

So, he likes fascism?

I know a lot of people like him, and my conclusion is that they absolutely do like fascism. It's the Big Strong Man as leader syndrome.

Absolutely.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 11, 2020 11:53AM
Voight's a kook.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2020 12:49PM
I've said it before: I've never seen a Republican who wasn't a racist.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 11, 2020 01:38PM
Jon Voight being extreme isn't the point whatsoever. He's entitled to his opinion and he remains a great actor. I'm not mad at him.

Despite Joe's great popular vote lead over Trump, we "barely" won this election. Every key state came down to super-thin margins. We lost ground in the House. Seats we flipped were flipped back. We didn't flip a single seat, though we did win 3 open seats that were once Republican.

At this moment, I think the far left is going to sink the Democratic Party. They're too reckless, too uninformed and too full of themselves.

They act like they're the only people on the left that want healthcare for the people, climate change action, housing rights etc. They take a lot of pride taking districts already under Democratic Party control.

The battle for control of this country is in the middle and not on the fringes. We lost swing voters because of protests, idiotic slogans such as Defund the Police, Eat the Rich etc.

If the Democratic Party can't separate it's mission from that of it's "tea party" then we're gonna lose the house in '22.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2020 01:41PM
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rjmacs
Voight's a kook.

I sat next to his brother, Chip Taylor, at a dinner. He wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning." That was one weird dude.
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: hal
Date: November 11, 2020 01:59PM
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Dennis S
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rjmacs
Voight's a kook.

I sat next to his brother, Chip Taylor, at a dinner. He wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning." That was one weird dude.

[en.wikipedia.org]

WTF?? The guy that wrote Wild Thing is John Voight's brother and Angelina Jolie's uncle???

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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 11, 2020 03:47PM
I had a friend (now deceased) who went to high school with Jon Voight. He always insisted that Voight was a huge @#$%&, and this was back when everyone thought Voight was so wonderful. Too bad he didn't live to see the world find out he was right.



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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 11, 2020 03:51PM
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Re: John Voight...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 11, 2020 05:42PM
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wurm

Funny story about that Seinfeld episode:

When I met Chip Taylor, he sang a song about his and Jon's wild mother or grandmother who drove a Chrysler LeBaron convertible around town. In the Jon Voight Seinfeld episode, that was the car George was trying to buy that Jon or "John" owned.
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