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Re: Republican Watch

#1581  Postby Cito di Pense » Nov 21, 2020 7:20 am

Mike_L wrote:
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arugula2 wrote:It doesn't matter at all who does & doesn't read posts, or how many thumbs of support people click at each other in an online commune. That's role-playing. Real life isn't.

It isn't hard to tell when someone's support for the struggles of people of color or other marginalized groups is just an Internet cosplay adventure. Even a thread about police lynchings elicits only a string of posts about the merits and demerits of social media personalities. The lynchings are just a vehicle for preening.

The same apathy and lack of substance on every other real-world topic, including war. Genocide and starvation as self-promotion.


Preening? What happens when you point the finger, big guy? Three more fingers are pointing back at you.

Here, count the idiots:

https://eand.co/how-many-american-idiot ... ed995868cf

That doesn't begin to get at the total of self-interested American idiots.

Dip your drinking-straw into another feed, Cito.
The one you're sucking from at the moment has given you nothing but a trite micro-homily ("three more fingers are pointing back at you") and a link to an opinion piece that merely updates "deplorables" into "idiots".


In your idiotic us vs. them binarism, you probably missed where I pointed out that the count of idiots indicated in the linked article does not begin to get at the total. Read the last line again. I have no us vs. them bona fides, Mike. I just talk to one idiot at a time. I get it that NPCA is all about picking a side and defending it. Fuck that and the dead horse it's beating. So you choose Putin. Tell our contestant what he's won...
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Re: Republican Watch

#1582  Postby Seabass » Nov 21, 2020 7:22 am

Zero shame.

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Re: Republican Watch

#1583  Postby Cito di Pense » Nov 21, 2020 7:34 am

Seabass wrote:Zero shame.


C'mon, Seabass. Haven't we got something more substantial than shame with which to cudgel our opponents? The place to wield shame is in church. That's where you learn to let it slide off you. There's an inverse correlation between shamelessness and churchiness. If it turns out we have nothing but shame to wave at the wrongdoers, we are fucking done.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1584  Postby Seabass » Nov 27, 2020 8:15 pm

Republicans are right: democracy is rigged. But they are the beneficiaries


The Republican establishment, despite being unfairly advantaged by the skewed composition of the electoral college, by over-representation in the House due to partisan gerrymandering and in the Senate due to equal State suffrage, has been in no hurry to reject Donald Trump’s ludicrous allegation that the American electoral system is rigged to favor Democrats. Sweating the make-or-break Georgia runoffs, the party’s leaders are apparently frightened to cross the mad king, who owns their voters, lest he cause their ratings to plummet as he is doing with Fox News. But Republican complicity with this unprecedented attack on American democracy is not a matter of short-term expediency or fear of reprisals. It is much worse than that. Mitch McConnell and the others are not merely humoring the president until his mania subsides. Trump’s voters are the Republicans’ voters and the Republican party cannot easily cut them, and their deranged conspiracy theories, loose even after 20 January.

This has important implications for how Biden should respond to the incalculable damage Trump has inflicted on the country, including how his Department of Justice approaches the restoration of the rule of law.

The Republican party is deeply committed to the outrageously tilted playing field that allows a minority of voters to choose a majority of senators and, indirectly, a majority of supreme court justices, not to mention the occasional president as in 2000 and 2016. They are an unabashedly anti-democratic party in that sense alone, even if we set aside their brazen efforts at voter suppression and voter intimidation. This is perhaps the main reason why its leaders have proved so reluctant to dissociate themselves from Trump’s specious allegation that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged”. They know that the system is rigged. It is rigged to favor Republicans. And they relish not only the irony of Trump’s audacious reversal of the truth, but also the way it distracts attention from the genuinely unconscionable rigging that gives an American minority the power to impose its will on the American majority.

Republican officials are slowly distancing themselves from the embarrassingly delusional president’s refusal to accept the reality of his defeat. But the fact that it is taking them so long reflects a deep truth about the country’s politics, namely that Americans are still fighting the civil war. When Trump and his madcap surrogates cry “voter fraud”, they do not mean fraud in the technical sense of ballot stuffing or the miscounting of legal votes. What they mean is that Democrats have debased the composition of the electorate by making it easier for African Americans in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, the most reliably Democratic voters in the country, to register and vote. Trump would have been elected in a landslide, they imply, if only “real Americans”, meaning exactly who you think, had been allowed to vote.

Nixon’s famous “southern strategy”, crafted with the support of Strom Thurmond, the infamous South Carolina segregationist, suffices to remind us that Republican pandering to white fears of demographic inundation did not begin, and will not end, with Donald Trump. Key to the historical origins of Republican acquiescence in Trump’s efforts to wreck American democracy is his last-ditch and doomed gambit to convince Republican controlled state legislatures in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to replace the pro-Biden delegates to their state’s electoral college with a pro-Trump slate of electors.

Trump’s advisers evidently believe that this anti-democratic maneuver is perfectly constitutional since article II, section 1, clause 2 of the US constitution declares that “each state shall appoint” presidential electors “in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct”. That clause seems straightforward enough until we recall, as Republicans are apparently loath to do, that the framers’ constitution was radically revised by the civil war amendments. In particular, section 2 of the 14th amendment of 1868 was designed to penalize any state that attempted to deny any American citizen “the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for president and vice-president of the United States”. Allowing Republican-controlled state legislatures to appoint the electors would run grievously afoul of this all-important clause. It was bitterly contested in the states of the former Confederacy for the same reason that Trump’s diehard supporters are refusing to accept his defeat. Section 2 of the 14th amendment was seen at the time, and is apparently still seen today, as a betrayal of the racial solidarity of the white majority because crafted to reshape the American electorate by enfranchising African Americans. Shamelessly echoing the South’s post-civil war howls of betrayal, Trump shows why he should forever be remembered as the second president of the Confederacy.


continued: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/26/democracy-rigged-trump-biden
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Re: Republican Watch

#1585  Postby arugula2 » Nov 28, 2020 7:47 pm

South Dakota Unveils New ‘Come Die Here’ Tourism Campaign (The Onion)

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PIERRE, SD—In an effort to attract visitors to a state that is home to some of the worst Covid-19 infection rates in the world, South Dakota officials launched a new tourism initiative Friday that will be centered around the slogan “Come Die Here.” “For years, people have flocked here to see Mount Rushmore, but now South Dakota is also a great place to just come and die,” said Gov. Kristi Noem in a prepared statement, which touted the dwindling availability of ICU beds, lack of a statewide mask mandate, and opportunity to take one’s last, fluid-filled breaths amidst the scenic backdrop of Badlands National Park. “What could be better than perishing while surrounded by the gorgeous Black Hills after enjoying a scrumptious last meal of chislic or bison burgers? Wild Bill Hickok went down in South Dakota, and now it’s easier than ever for you and your loved ones to do the same!” At press time, reports confirmed North Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska had all sought to compete with South Dakota by launching their own similar campaigns.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1586  Postby The_Piper » Nov 29, 2020 12:38 am

She's allowing her constituents to get each other sick at quite a remarkable rate. It's heart-breaking.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1587  Postby arugula2 » Nov 29, 2020 2:19 am

Well, this is also the state with the "Meth. We're on it." ad campaign, so plausibility factor is high... and The Onion keeps a log.

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Re: Republican Watch

#1588  Postby The_Piper » Nov 29, 2020 6:20 am

:picard:
The Onion keeps a log of what?
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Re: Republican Watch

#1589  Postby arugula2 » Nov 29, 2020 7:16 am

Of plausible absurdities... It's how they make their comedy sausage. Sure, SD's approach to covid is a main ingredient in coming up with that article, but Onion probably also remembered the meth ad from a year ago.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1590  Postby The_Piper » Nov 29, 2020 6:51 pm

arugula2 wrote:Of plausible absurdities... It's how they make their comedy sausage. Sure, SD's approach to covid is a main ingredient in coming up with that article, but Onion probably also remembered the meth ad from a year ago.

Oh yeah, I'm sure they do, it's how they make a living. I'm glad you mentioned the meth ad, I'd never seen that. Well maybe glad is the wrong word, because knowing about it doesn't make me any happier, in fact kind of the opposite, but I do appreciate being informed.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1591  Postby Alan C » Nov 29, 2020 10:45 pm

Cruz has been on form, this time lying about the GOP being the party of the working class compared to the Democrats. I know he has diligently buried any sense of shame he may have ever had but it's still a howler.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1592  Postby Seabass » Dec 01, 2020 7:21 am

Listen to this loon. "The left is satanic", "Trump is the only one who can save this nation", "we must remember who we are; we are the nation that fought the Civil War; we won that war..." Really, Jon? We won the Civil War?


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Re: Republican Watch

#1593  Postby Animavore » Dec 01, 2020 3:57 pm

The self-cannibalism of the Republicans begins.

A group of Ohio Republicans has officially filed articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine (R) in response to his coronavirus orders.

GOP state Rep. John Becker of Clermont County led a group including fellow Republican state Reps. Nino Vitale, Candice Keller and Paul Zeltwanger in filing 12 articles of impeachment against DeWine, calling it an "effort to restore the rule of law."

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Re: Republican Watch

#1594  Postby Alan C » Dec 02, 2020 3:36 am

Georgia, Arizona. Cannibalism indeed.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1595  Postby The_Piper » Dec 03, 2020 5:53 am


I'd carry her babies. :teef:
Just kidding, but I'd love to be able to vote her into a big, tremendous office someday.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1596  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Dec 03, 2020 8:46 am

I cannot wrap my head around why Angelina Jolie's dad would be someone whose political opinions should be heeded.
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Re: Republican Watch

#1597  Postby The_Piper » Dec 03, 2020 6:07 pm

Maybe because he played a strong man working for the "deep state" in movies. Also most importantly because he's saying things that they want to hear. The same fuckheads who decry Hollywood. (fuckhead is a word, according to my spellchecker :tehe: )
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Re: Republican Watch

#1598  Postby Alan C » Dec 03, 2020 9:37 pm

The_Piper wrote:Maybe because he played a strong man working for the "deep state" in movies. Also most importantly because he's saying things that they want to hear. The same fuckheads who decry Hollywood. (fuckhead is a word, according to my spellchecker :tehe: )


It's a good word, readily deployed in traffic situations. :mrgreen:
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Re: Republican Watch

#1599  Postby felltoearth » Dec 03, 2020 10:21 pm

Interchangeable with fucknut.


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Re: Republican Watch

#1600  Postby The_Piper » Dec 03, 2020 10:56 pm

Alan C wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Maybe because he played a strong man working for the "deep state" in movies. Also most importantly because he's saying things that they want to hear. The same fuckheads who decry Hollywood. (fuckhead is a word, according to my spellchecker :tehe: )


It's a good word, readily deployed in traffic situations. :mrgreen:
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felltoearth wrote:Interchangeable with fucknut.


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It is, but my spellchecker rejected that one. :lol:
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