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he wants to get back to basics. back when australia was founded as a penal colony for a bunch of white criminals.

Looks like Trump was hiding the fact that he's exactly the type of person who would want to be pissed on.
Politics and Current Events / Re: RIP Toys R Us
Yes, but weaker girls than you have succumbed to the pink frill and are still simpering pink idjits at 45.

I'm only 34 :colbert:
i.e. something bilirubin probably still thinks is funny
so you're saying it's an ackbar meme from Web v1.0.1.4
Not a midterm, but the PA special election is terrifyingly close.

There was a 95 vote difference a few minutes ago..  Now it's about 800 votes and 99% of precincts reported.

I'm one of those democrat absentee ballots in Allegheny County. You're welcome.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
You shouldn't have felt bad. Sheltered people need to know what war is like. It's one way to turn them into pacifists, or at least to give them stark reasons to work to prevent wars, and to encourage others to do the same.

My dad's parents both lived through some of the worst parts of WWII.

They did not turn into pacifists. They turned into vehement anti-fascists.

Pacifism is not always the right response.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Literally Duturte
I'd watch that show if it wasn't reality.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
we all knew Trump is an antisemite, though.
Regardless of the methodology, we do know that shy trump voters are a thing and we also know that there are a lot of efforts in place to disrupt voting in democratic strongholds. It will probably be a lot tighter than the dems expect and it will likely not totally turn the tides of the House and Senate. The possibility that the 2018 elections are not enough needs to be given serious consideration especially given how much the Dems are putting off actual opposition.
you can turn a brownshirt blue with enough rope.
anyone waiting for a blue wave is probably gonna wait forever.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
honestly if I were california I'd raise a well-regulated militia and use to to block all ICE actions in the state. With force if necessary.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Italian elections
That matters only if (1) there is an existing martian biosphere (unlikely) and (2) if we have no intention of terraforming Mars.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Italian elections
This is one of the reasons I hate Elon Musk so much. He's still part of this process of trying to privatize public goods, even if he's doing it in the guise of electric cars and private space travel. Privatizing the space program is a horrible idea which will deeply and permanently harm our species, but it will make Musk rich, so away we go!
Politics and Current Events / Re: Italian elections
Another way of viewing all this is that the modern economic system of short-term investment banking and complex investment derivatives is the problem. We have a whole generation of rich people who don't value infrastructure for what it can accomplish, and instead view infrastructure as a pile of individual saleable commodities which can be purchased together for less than the sum value of each individual part and then dismantled and sold piecemeal for a profit. Now that these fuckers have dismantled much of private industry, they are now beginning to look at the public sector as a source of additional assets to scavenge. They're using a lot of the same market techniques they've honed in investment to convince the general public to hand those assets over to them. If a voter base is xenophobic, they use xenophobia. If the voter base is worried about interventionism, they target those ideas. Etc etc etc. But they ultimately want to do the same general things, which is dismantle public goods to make a personal profit.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Italian elections
the North, obv.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
unless she's going to jail, I don't see how this is a case of anything but "lol nothing matters anymore"
Well, it seemed really clear that he must have lied to Mueller and is now flipping his shit because the proof of that is in his emails and he knows it'll get him and/or Stone sent to jail. I kinda think he feels that getting out in front of it like this will make it easier on him, but it's really not. going to because he's a trainwreck. What was interesting was all the hinting about the possibility that there's kompromat on a ton of Repubs, not just the central crooks, and the hint that he can't keep his mouth shut about it.