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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,318
    I don’t know much of anything about Gaetz, but as long as this kid has been well cared for and isn’t/wasn’t being abused it’s none of my business, and I don’t really get all the fuss. 

    And it’s not uncommon for single people to adopt these days. This isn’t the ‘50s. 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,426
    edited June 2020
    I don’t know much of anything about Gaetz, but as long as this kid has been well cared for and isn’t/wasn’t being abused it’s none of my business, and I don’t really get all the fuss. 

    And it’s not uncommon for single people to adopt these days. This isn’t the ‘50s. 
    Thanks, often. Granted I don’t know anything about Gaetz but some of these insinuations are a bit off-putting...at least to me. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    I don’t know much of anything about Gaetz, but as long as this kid has been well cared for and isn’t/wasn’t being abused it’s none of my business, and I don’t really get all the fuss. 

    And it’s not uncommon for single people to adopt these days. This isn’t the ‘50s. 
    He wasn't adopted....that's kind of the point here.

    Supposedly this kid lived with him since he was 12.  Not adopted.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,318
    I don’t know much of anything about Gaetz, but as long as this kid has been well cared for and isn’t/wasn’t being abused it’s none of my business, and I don’t really get all the fuss. 

    And it’s not uncommon for single people to adopt these days. This isn’t the ‘50s. 
    He wasn't adopted....that's kind of the point here.

    Supposedly this kid lived with him since he was 12.  Not adopted.
    So? What’s the relevance, if he’s being cared for? There are many legal hurdles to formal adoption. 

    And my comment on adoption specifically was for the posters questioning a single person adopting. 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    I don’t know much of anything about Gaetz, but as long as this kid has been well cared for and isn’t/wasn’t being abused it’s none of my business, and I don’t really get all the fuss. 

    And it’s not uncommon for single people to adopt these days. This isn’t the ‘50s. 
    He wasn't adopted....that's kind of the point here.

    Supposedly this kid lived with him since he was 12.  Not adopted.
    So? What’s the relevance, if he’s being cared for? There are many legal hurdles to formal adoption. 

    And my comment on adoption specifically was for the posters questioning a single person adopting. 
    So maybe I'm out of the loop? Maybe Nestor's mom shacked up with Gaetz and then took off leaving her 12 year old son with him?

    Gaetz recently called himself a "step-dad" which is odd.  

    But if you can't see what the relevance is here I don't know that I need to draw it out for you.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,888
    here is what I can see. its a convenient distraction that boosts his name recognition..... and a backhanded way to push BLM and associated issues off the front page.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,888
    I’ve never heard of a single man adopting a young man like this! 
    Not sure if you're  joking but before same sex couples could legally marry it was nearly impossible for a gay person to share benefits with a partner.
    So older gay men found a work around by adopting their younger lovers.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    edited June 2020

    Pictures of Gaetz and Galban began popping up on Thursday from the congressman's family and former colleagues. Jose Felix Diaz, a former state legislator who served with Gaetz, tweeted that the congressman had dated Galban's sister. "When that kid lost his mom... he stepped up. Plain and simple. He has been an outstanding role model & mentor for Nestor and anyone that served with Matt knows this great kid," Diaz wrote.

    In an interview with People, Gaetz said Galban has been living with him for most of the time he's been in the U.S., about four years, before he went to Miami to live with his biological father. Gaetz told People that when Galban turned 18, he moved back in with him. While Gaetz has not formally adopted Galban, he said, "he is my son in every conceivable way, and I can't imagine loving him any more if he was my own flesh and blood."


    If this is true I completely accept it...no reason not to believe it at this point.  Still odd in the sense that the kid's father is in Miami and he lived with him until recently.

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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 4,382
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  • Smellyman said:
    When joyless sociopathic people attempt to look like they are having a good time.

    Am I smiling right?


    Did he drive home?
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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 4,382
    Smellyman said:
    When joyless sociopathic people attempt to look like they are having a good time.

    Am I smiling right?


    Did he drive home?

    fool me twice shame on......can fool me can't get fooled again.

    Maybe the girl in the red dress, notice the super awkward back scratch.  :D
  • Awkward? She landed the little fella.
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,732
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    When joyless sociopathic people attempt to look like they are having a good time.

    Am I smiling right?


    Did he drive home?

    fool me twice shame on......can fool me can't get fooled again.

    Maybe the girl in the red dress, notice the super awkward back scratch.  :D
    i saw a reply to this tweet that said "the lady in red is thirsty for that hypocritic D" and i laughed. rex even retweeted it. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 26,813
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    When joyless sociopathic people attempt to look like they are having a good time.

    Am I smiling right?


    Did he drive home?

    fool me twice shame on......can fool me can't get fooled again.

    Maybe the girl in the red dress, notice the super awkward back scratch.  :D
    i saw a reply to this tweet that said "the lady in red is thirsty for that hypocritic D" and i laughed. rex even retweeted it. 
    I saw that too. LOL
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,421
    Matt Gaetz is the poster child for the whiny little babies that half this country has become.
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,779
    There are a lot of hateable people in the GOP but when making a list, it sure doesn’t take long to get to Matt Gaetz.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,925
    I blame his parents! 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727


    Dude is burrowing his nose straight up tRump's ass
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 14,910
    vaggar99 said:
    Matt Gaetz is the poster child for the whiny little babies that half this country has become.
    More fake ass two-faces douche bags. 

    And worse yet they are really fucking stupid and unable to reason at any level.  He’s a TV evangelist as a politician...using people...and they keep propping him up much like idiots keep sending tv evangelist checks.

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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,779
    Gaetz is absolutely right in that tweet. It is Donald Trump's party.
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,732
    if dog poop was sentient i would imagine it would carry itself very similar to how gaetz carries himself.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,888
    if dog poop was sentient i would imagine it would carry itself very similar to how gaetz carries himself.
    theres a certain dignity to dog shit that gaetz doesn't possess

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 26,813
    OnWis97 said:
    Gaetz is absolutely right in that tweet. It is Donald Trump's party.
    disagree. 

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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,779
    OnWis97 said:
    Gaetz is absolutely right in that tweet. It is Donald Trump's party.
    disagree. 

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-house-votes/index.html
    Well, it is starting to feel like some legislators are starting to accept that he's probably not going to get his second term and they are showing less devotion. That said, the GOP rank-and-file is so devoted to Trump that it's hard to imagine a near future in which the party doesn't exist in his image. Look at Perdue and Loeffler virtue-signalling their Trump devotion after being accused of not going to bat for him.

    It's going to be really interesting to see what happens in the coming months. It certainly doesn't feel like Trump's base is going to lose any of its fervor. On the other hand, there's not much point in GOP legislators sucking up to him if he's not in office.  Will the GOP go back to "normal" through attrition? Or will they continue to show that all they really care about is one-party authoritarianism?  Right now, it looks like the latter, but I guess the impact of Trump not being in office is an unknown at this point.

    It'll be interesting to see what kind of candidates run in 2022 and, of course, for president in 2024.  Will someone named "Trump" run and steamroll his or her way to the nomination? Will some Trumpy like Crenshaw or Haley take over? The question then is whether the cult will keep up its fervor for someone else. It's kind of hard to say.  Or will this all kind of drift away?  I tend to think Trumpism is still king in the party, in no small part because they know they're losing most Americans so they want very devoted people and people that will back nonsense like voter suppression and conspiracy theories.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 26,813
    OnWis97 said:
    OnWis97 said:
    Gaetz is absolutely right in that tweet. It is Donald Trump's party.
    disagree. 

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-house-votes/index.html
    Well, it is starting to feel like some legislators are starting to accept that he's probably not going to get his second term and they are showing less devotion. That said, the GOP rank-and-file is so devoted to Trump that it's hard to imagine a near future in which the party doesn't exist in his image. Look at Perdue and Loeffler virtue-signalling their Trump devotion after being accused of not going to bat for him.

    It's going to be really interesting to see what happens in the coming months. It certainly doesn't feel like Trump's base is going to lose any of its fervor. On the other hand, there's not much point in GOP legislators sucking up to him if he's not in office.  Will the GOP go back to "normal" through attrition? Or will they continue to show that all they really care about is one-party authoritarianism?  Right now, it looks like the latter, but I guess the impact of Trump not being in office is an unknown at this point.

    It'll be interesting to see what kind of candidates run in 2022 and, of course, for president in 2024.  Will someone named "Trump" run and steamroll his or her way to the nomination? Will some Trumpy like Crenshaw or Haley take over? The question then is whether the cult will keep up its fervor for someone else. It's kind of hard to say.  Or will this all kind of drift away?  I tend to think Trumpism is still king in the party, in no small part because they know they're losing most Americans so they want very devoted people and people that will back nonsense like voter suppression and conspiracy theories.

    you absolutely could be right. I admittedly push back on a lot of your statements like this because I desperately want this chapter in global politics to be over, and I really think he's given too much credit for just being himself. he's not a genius. he's not politically savvy. he's a bottom feeing asshole that appeals to other bottom feeding assholes. we just didn't know there we so many.

    I don't know that it will end. But I certainly hope, over time, the name Trump fades away from the political realm. and not just him. his whole brood of crooks and charlatans. 

    it just depends on so many factors; whether the cult-like status remains, even when a new contender emerges in the next couple years, how much his family is litigated and possibly prosecuted to the point of financial obliteration, and how long trumpsters want to keep being seen by the rest of the planet as laughingstock losers. but i suppose not many cult members see things rationally or objectively. 
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 10,174
    Saw this douche yesterday and I thought of this:


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  • static111static111 Posts: 2,547
    OnWis97 said:
    OnWis97 said:
    Gaetz is absolutely right in that tweet. It is Donald Trump's party.
    disagree. 

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-house-votes/index.html
    Well, it is starting to feel like some legislators are starting to accept that he's probably not going to get his second term and they are showing less devotion. That said, the GOP rank-and-file is so devoted to Trump that it's hard to imagine a near future in which the party doesn't exist in his image. Look at Perdue and Loeffler virtue-signalling their Trump devotion after being accused of not going to bat for him.

    It's going to be really interesting to see what happens in the coming months. It certainly doesn't feel like Trump's base is going to lose any of its fervor. On the other hand, there's not much point in GOP legislators sucking up to him if he's not in office.  Will the GOP go back to "normal" through attrition? Or will they continue to show that all they really care about is one-party authoritarianism?  Right now, it looks like the latter, but I guess the impact of Trump not being in office is an unknown at this point.

    It'll be interesting to see what kind of candidates run in 2022 and, of course, for president in 2024.  Will someone named "Trump" run and steamroll his or her way to the nomination? Will some Trumpy like Crenshaw or Haley take over? The question then is whether the cult will keep up its fervor for someone else. It's kind of hard to say.  Or will this all kind of drift away?  I tend to think Trumpism is still king in the party, in no small part because they know they're losing most Americans so they want very devoted people and people that will back nonsense like voter suppression and conspiracy theories.

    What is normal? They have literally been the party of self righteous racist pricks and the enemies of progressive policy since before I was born. ‘82 I don’t want whatever normal was. I would like to see a whole new party. 
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