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Messages - clete

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Well, that's something.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I wasn't sure of where to put this tale of the horrible oppression suffered by noble, hardworking Trump supporters, so I'll put it here:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/388847-oregon-teen-sues-school-for-right-to-wear-pro-trump-border-wall
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already deleted. What did it say?
already deleted. What did it say?
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Not divorced? Must not be a red state.
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sucks too have a rep who is anti-abortion and anti-abortion.
At least they're not anti-abortion.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
where are you going with this?
Somewhere involving quite a bit of alcohol I think.
Who's buying?
If you pay for the parasailing, I'll get the beer.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
where are you going with this?
Somewhere involving quite a bit of alcohol I think.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I just released that the spoonerism of "Sarah Palin" sounds like "parasailin'".
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felt this was relevant


A member of the largest denomination of the largest religion on the planet crying about cultural appropriation is pretty rich.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
then why'd you ask?
For the yucks, my friend.
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I am using "sacred" here in a very general sense (although the specific sense still applies - see FN dress) - there are plenty of sacred things even among skeptics.

GNU Terry Pratchett.
I'm saying that skeptics tend not to care about other people's sacred things, and I too am using "sacred" in a general sense. 
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Then again how many gunshot wounds do innercity paramedics get in the US?

Nobody knows because the government isn't allowed to track those statistics.
A hospital in somewhere in the NE does though and I remember maybe the Atlantic or NYT ran a piece on it. It was amazing. Almost or maybe more than one a day iirc?
A hospital somewhere in the Nebraska?
Northeast.
I know. :)
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There are three majors ideas I see brought up when talking about appropriation: stealing for insult, failure to credit, and profaning the sacred.

The original twitter thread on this seemed to try to talk about the third, with a long discussion on the history of the qipao/cheongsam, but people seemed to take it as the first.

borealis's examples seemed to focus on the third - FN ceremonial dress and Navy medals would both qualify.

Meep's examples seem to focus on the first two - the bowing would probably count as insult, LeGon as failure to credit, the costumes as insult, etc.
It's almost like a forum full of skeptics are unconcerned about profaning the sacred. Weird.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Then again how many gunshot wounds do innercity paramedics get in the US?

Nobody knows because the government isn't allowed to track those statistics.
A hospital in somewhere in the NE does though and I remember maybe the Atlantic or NYT ran a piece on it. It was amazing. Almost or maybe more than one a day iirc?
A hospital somewhere in the Nebraska?
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Love seeing little Sarah's daddy come rushing to her defense because someone at school said mean words to her. The Republicans really are such a bunch of grown ups.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Marrying a narcissistic asshole for his money turns out to not be a recipe for happiness. Who knew?
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Being afraid that POCs are exploiting social welfare to survive while ignoring the fact that their leadership is corrupt as fuck and making billions off that corruption is not "economic anxiety." It is racism.
Correct. However,  generalizations here fail.
All generalizations?
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/politics/kfile-hhs-official-obama-clinton-treason/index.html

I'm not sure who "our forefathers" are since the person who made the comment is Colombian by birth, but either way it's pretty gross.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I love how sports bring people together.
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Has the poor thing recovered from his affluenza yet?
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People associated with the Moore campaign tried to bribe the lawyer of the woman who accused Moore into:
1) No longer representing her
2) Making a public statement about it, saying he did not believe her.

Two Breitbart reporters were supposed to receive the statement, and Bannon seems to have been in on it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/attorney-says-roy-moore-supporters-offered-him-10000-to-drop-client-who-accused-the-senate-candidate-of-sexual-impropriety/2018/03/23/6d875f2c-02e3-11e8-93f5-53a3a47824e8_story.html
Woah.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I heard they actually got the (grossly inadequate but better than nothing) gun measures in this

if obama were president even this wouldn't have happened.  if obama's presidency was 8 years of obama enacting old republicans proposals and the republicans reacting by running around in circles screaming that he's the next hitler, then Trump's presidency will be 4-8 years of the gop enacting old obama proposals that the gop rejected at the time and then ran around screaming that he was the next hitler.
To be fair, Obama did wear that unforgivable beige suit once.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Fox News
He's been going on Fox for a decade but now they've gone too far lol

Fox was purposefully set up as a right wing propaganda channel by Ailes. It's always been this bad. This particular dude has said plenty of loony shit on Fox News himself.
Maybe he was okay with it being a propaganda machine for neocons but not for trumpcons.