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This is like the Galactic Brain version of "Bernie would have won"
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Never has Pence been so embarassed since the last time he got stuck taking a female staffer out for lunch without a chaperone
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what is real
baby the pisstape
the piss tape
is real
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Another one of evolution's mistakes!
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
asteroids aren't all bad.

one of em killed off the dinosaurs.

um that was one of the bad ones

Dinosaurs were terrible. It's even in the name. Terrible lizards. Terrible.

That asteroid was the best thing that ever happened to this dumb planet.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
asteroids aren't all bad.

one of em killed off the dinosaurs.
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probably had to negotiate the payoff.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Because you don't have a background in investment banking.

If you were rich you might have a chance if you weren't a darker-skinned woman.
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Piss.torrent.is.real.REAL.HD.1080x980.subRUS.BLUERAY.rip.avi
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
my guess is they're just priming the pump for P.I.S.S.T.A.P.E.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
have we covered the payment to the porn star yet?
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Also giving some serious consideration to the "from my point of view, the Jedi are evil" thing actually makes the overall Gone With the Wind thematic choices of Clones and Sith a lot more palatable.
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Honestly I am beginning to wonder if this is going to partially rehabilitate the prequels as well.
Nothing can rehabilitate the prequels ....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Ok so consider this.

Humans of the New Republic colonized Naboo, which was already occupied by a sentient species. Humans treated that species like shit and did not engage in respectful dialogue with them. Meanwhile, the Republic initiates a conflict with the shipping company which provides service in that part of the galaxy by imposing tarriffs on shipping (which I assume Naboo did not want to pay in raised prices of goods) and then sending an armed delegation to "resolve" the conflict. The shipping company responds by implementing a work action by blockading shipping to and from the planet and using armed force to deter scabs brought in by the Republic.

Rather than negotiate a peaceful settlement, the human government of Naboo (currently run by a semi-electoral child aristocracy....what?) ends up recruiting an incompetent member of the indigenous species (who may or may not have been a saboteur and who was an exile from his people because of that) and uses him to gain knowledge of the indigenous species's politics in order to manipulate them into marching en masse against the shipping company's military hardware, resulting in huge losses with no actual purpose, because the space battle was the only battle of any importance. The human colony then uses this "victory" to push this saboteur and nitwit into a position of power where he could "represent" the indigenous species while actually being completely under the thumb of the human politicians. Eventually, that relationship is exploited in order to justify the elimination of democratic rule in the Republic more generally.

In retrospect, the reason the prequel movies make little narrative sense is that the Republic and the Jedi Order are actually the villains.

This is C-3PO. He's a protocol droid to help Mom.

8 year old internalizes the lessons of slavery, particularly when the people who are supposed to be fighting on the side of good and justice see him as nothing but a pest. He vaguely understands that the purpose of a droid is to make slavery obsolete, so he's trying to help his mother by rebuilding a droid that will make it so his master doesn't need her anymore.

There is a sick logic to this and it really pulls Phantom Menace out of the quagmire of shit. It's still a bad film but it is not the utter heap of horse dung that it was otherwise.
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I feel like that was a subplot in Generation P

that book was fucking awful in both russian and english, never mention it again  :reign:

wow wow wow!
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In case you have an afternoon to waste:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAdOi1Vo5s
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I feel like that was a subplot in Generation P
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try harder buddy.
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Ok but we know that:

1) that won't actually work politically and will result in DACA being dead
2) lol Dems with anything close to a spine for something like that
3) Dems would get owned by the largely CHUD military

there are plenty of ways to fight a war that the US military would not succeed at.
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Honestly I am beginning to wonder if this is going to partially rehabilitate the prequels as well.
Nothing can rehabilitate the prequels ....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Ok so consider this.

Humans of the New Republic colonized Naboo, which was already occupied by a sentient species. Humans treated that species like shit and did not engage in respectful dialogue with them. Meanwhile, the Republic initiates a conflict with the shipping company which provides service in that part of the galaxy by imposing tarriffs on shipping (which I assume Naboo did not want to pay in raised prices of goods) and then sending an armed delegation to "resolve" the conflict. The shipping company responds by implementing a work action by blockading shipping to and from the planet and using armed force to deter scabs brought in by the Republic.

Rather than negotiate a peaceful settlement, the human government of Naboo (currently run by a semi-electoral child aristocracy....what?) ends up recruiting an incompetent member of the indigenous species (who may or may not have been a saboteur and who was an exile from his people because of that) and uses him to gain knowledge of the indigenous species's politics in order to manipulate them into marching en masse against the shipping company's military hardware, resulting in huge losses with no actual purpose, because the space battle was the only battle of any importance. The human colony then uses this "victory" to push this saboteur and nitwit into a position of power where he could "represent" the indigenous species while actually being completely under the thumb of the human politicians. Eventually, that relationship is exploited in order to justify the elimination of democratic rule in the Republic more generally.

In retrospect, the reason the prequel movies make little narrative sense is that the Republic and the Jedi Order are actually the villains.
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So what price should Democrats be willing to pay to get the DREAM Act passed? Border wall funding? Revising lottery visas? Reduction in family migration?


No price. Dems should threaten to tear this country apart in civil war if Trump fucks DREAM and DACA.
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Let me put it this way: if Trump dropped the n-word on TV or in a tweet, I guarantee you would have a visceral reaction to it, no matter how massive the pile of evidence for his being a racist piece of shit already is. Seeing the subtext painfully and obviously become loud, unabashed text is just upsetting because it doesn't matter how many times you've heard it, it's still coming out of the fucking shithole that is the mouth of the President of the goddamn United States, and that means it's more than just words. It's a reminder that this is the rotten core of all of these bullshit fucking policies that are actively harming and killing people.

"Shithole countries" is not really worse than "they're rapists, they're murderers, and some I assume are good people" or various off-the-cuff statements about black people being animals or the sorts of things he has said about minority neighborhoods in Europe and the US, or saying there were some "very fine people" at a neonazi rally.

At this point, there's no doubt that Trump is a radical right-wing racist. He has said precisely as much over and over and over. I can see how guapo is saying "this is just not surprising" with it not really being a privilege thing so much as an exhaustion thing.
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Again, the "innovation" here is that both Musk and Theil (and other similar businessmen) are not actually selling any particular innovative technology. What they're selling is the idea that certain types of technological infrastructure can only be produced if we stop caring about human welfare and instead concentrate a huge amount of wealth to spend on this infrastructure.

They also differ from historical tech innovators in that they do not believe that non-profit public labs are the place to do major innovation. If anything, they believe there is no major innovation left to do, and instead think we just need to get enough money together in one place. This is profoundly anti-science, which is why these people believe in weird kooky shit like rejuvenating blood transfusions from young people and that we're all living in a simulation and the super rich need to escape the simulation by not giving a shit about the rest of us NPCs.
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They want to live forever in space
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
MAGAists probably think a mental health registry is the first step towards taking away their guns.
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I think they're both terrifying for somewhat different reasons, but it is generally disturbing that people with that much money and power are deciding that we need to move away from ideals of bringing up the quality of life for everyone, and instead deciding that we need to move away from liberal values of human rights and welfare in order to better the lives of the ultra rich.