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by Shem
Today, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I mean, read the headlines. They're burning most of their capital making sure certain people aren't nominated, rather than trying to get their people in.
by Shem
Today, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

But in the big stage tge appointments will tell us what concessions are being made to populists, At the moment, the big concession seems to have been "making Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary instead of someone like Peter Orszag." Which the populist wing of the party has applauded. This is why it's s...
by Shem
Today, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Keeping an eye on if she gets an appointment like Labor, what she says, and if it counts as "having power". And if she isn't? At what point does this become "Jason freaked out over nothing?" As it stands right now, this is years of "yeah, I hate Trump, and I voted against him, but the REAL danger i...
by Shem
Today, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I'm keeping a special eye on one E Warren. If what you were saying was correct, you wouldn't have to "keep an eye on" Elizabeth Warren. You'd be able to point to her rhetoric as an example of stuff that's as bad as Trump. Instead of taking "you're asserting that both sides are equally bad without p...
by Shem
Today, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it. Yeah, it is, and I've explained why. Feel free to keep freaking out over rando leftists in a way you never have about people on the r...
by Shem
Today, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I find all this pretty remarkable. I shouldn't by this point, but I do. I fcking hate the guy but ffs. Trump made people do this, created that behavior, the entire summer was an illusion that didn't matter. The crime rates and looting and burning are meh and not anyone's fault except orange guy. Me...
by Shem
Today, 00:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by Shem
Yesterday, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 772
Views: 73745

Re: The Road to Damascus

Not even gonna lie, totally forgot Sudan wasn't landlocked.

Russia should build an air base on the little chunk of land that both Egypt and Sudan refuse to claim. That's the sort of move that could earn a guy an honorary PhD in the trolling arts.
by Shem
Yesterday, 22:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by Shem
Yesterday, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136124

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I have to say "we hit Dow 30,000 but Trump had to lose for it to happen" has to have involved some money-paw wish shit somewhere.
by Shem
Yesterday, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

That call for moral clarity over objectivity is the result of a new religion. The fact that Team Blue's leaders are Biden, Harris, and Pelosi tells me that this religion has not yet found its Constantine. This religion has actually been more successful in corporate HR than the top ranks of Team Blu...
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

It's weird tho - the people actually burning stuff and actually saying there is no problem with looting in Chicago and issuing proclamations about what the movement really is aren't representative of anything but they are literally the only fcking voices about the movement anyone heard for the enti...
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Not to mention VP Harris, whose appeal to the left consists entirely of melanin and mammary glands and not her actual policy positions. Yeah, Dem cop-hate is so rabid they made one the Vice-President. Well, if police forces used inmate labor for more of their behind-the-scenes work they probably co...
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 4123

Re: Predictions for 2030

By 2030, there will have been no major US involvement in Syria. Future US presidents will give Syria the same, "Did I say red line that mustn't be crossed and will force action ? I meant pink line that makes us sad to see crossed ." treatment Obama did. I think the fact that geopolitically everybod...
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

thoreau wrote: Yesterday, 16:07 Not to mention VP Harris, whose appeal to the left consists entirely of melanin and mammary glands and not her actual policy positions.
Yeah, Dem cop-hate is so rabid they made one the Vice-President.
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

It's weird tho - the people actually burning stuff and actually saying there is no problem with looting in Chicago and issuing proclamations about what the movement really is aren't representative of anything but they are literally the only fcking voices about the movement anyone heard for the enti...
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

None of this applies to a Cruz presidency. I have no idea how he reacts to any of this. Probably some middle ground between boring red/blue boringness and full Trump idiocy, and it feels kinda unprecedentedly stupid but not AS ludicrous. Ted Cruz will never become Human President. You think Hillary...
by Shem
Yesterday, 12:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2044
Views: 216650

Re: Towing the Lion

Ellie wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 00:56 Somebody in this true crime show just said that the victim's life was "hanging by a shred."
Truly outrageous. Truly truly truly outrageous.
by Shem
Yesterday, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

"when some troubled noises could have blunted the edge of the movement" I don't believe this for one minute. People were saying a) there are no riots which was a lie; b) the riots are all white supremacists which was also a lie; c) even if you have your sht burned down it's your fault anyway and su...
by Shem
Yesterday, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

BLM protests don't exist after the incident without trump somehow "triggering" them? Burning buildings? Covid just is cool or something? We all agree on lockdowns? GTFO. Do you just not read what I say, or what? six months of rolling BLM protests when some troubled noises could have blunted the edg...
by Shem
Yesterday, 09:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Would have been catastrophic were they running against someone other than Trump. Actively destructive of coalition building in any semi normal political environment. "Someone other than Trump" doesn't trigger millions of people protesting in the streets after inauguration. They don't trigger years ...
by Shem
23 Nov 2020, 19:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 343464

Re: Twitter!

I don't get it.
by Shem
23 Nov 2020, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Would have been catastrophic were they running against someone other than Trump. Actively destructive of coalition building in any semi normal political environment. "Someone other than Trump" doesn't trigger millions of people protesting in the streets after inauguration. They don't trigger years ...
by Shem
23 Nov 2020, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 113
Views: 1311

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

If it weren't for the magnitude of the horror of DJT, the past year for donkeys would have been catastrophic. I get that those things - the behavior or donkeys and the presence of Trump - may be inseparable, but man I can't believe the series of ruinous messages coming from the left in a time when ...
by Shem
23 Nov 2020, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136124

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Perhaps there is some aspect of US election law that I don't get, but I think the Team Blue fury at Emily Murphy is misplaced. Yes, Ms. Murphy is supposed to sign the letter authorizing release of the transition funds to the Biden team once he has been declared the President-Elect. However, AFAICT,...