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sluissa

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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #30000 on: March 27, 2019, 08:40:21 am »

So, Senator Mike Lee from Utah went full on meme tactics on the senate floor against the Green New Deal.

I'm going to intentionally omit the link to the video as I think he's being typical biased scum about it, but it's fairly easy to find with the right search terms.

Of note though, he pulled out pictures of Reagan riding a dinosaur as an example of... lying about the cold war? Tauntauns from Star Wars as an example of how Alaskans will get around without planes, as well as Aquaman on a giant seahorse as ways for Hawaiians to get to and from their state in similar circumstances. As well as a chart that showed cows before and after the GND, implying that the GND would kill all cows to prevent methane releases.

I'll admit, I laughed, but god damn was it frustrating to watch.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #30001 on: March 27, 2019, 08:51:15 am »




There you have it folks, incontrovertible scientific proof that global warming is all a hoax.
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« Reply #30002 on: March 27, 2019, 09:35:48 am »

Yea, I saw an article on it and couldn't decide if he was being sarcastic or serious. Turns out he said that he was treating it with the ridiculousness that he thinks the Green Deal is, so, I'm taking it as sarcasm.

Would be nice if Republicans like him would actually submit their own proposals. Can't have a debate on it without the other side giving their own ideas and the fact that they haven't is the reason why the New Green Deal is a thing in the first place. I know Sen. Lamar Alexander has his ideas, but that's been out there for over 10 years now.
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« Reply #30003 on: March 27, 2019, 10:03:58 am »




There you have it folks, incontrovertible scientific proof that global warming is all a hoax.
This is what has finally killed any hope I had in fixing the country through the established process. Congress has become a goddamn 4chan thread. Burn it all down, then shoot the ashes into the sun.

I swear, if I could Thanos-snap Republicans out of existence, I not only would do so, but would then reconstitute them three times a day just so I could extinguish them again.
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« Reply #30004 on: March 27, 2019, 10:04:30 am »

Can't have a debate on it without the other side giving their own ideas

This is, in some sense, the point. Republicans don't want a debate on climate change. This particular performance is ample evidence of that, filtered through good old-fashioned Republican spitefulness.

If climate change ceases to be ridiculous, it will doom them politically. Cartoons and preposterousness are about the only tools they still have.
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« Reply #30005 on: March 27, 2019, 10:34:34 am »

The other side of the argument tends to be "What problem? Why do we need to do anything?" In this case Utah has billions of barrels of untapped oil sands which aren't going to be of economic benefit if oil becomes less necessary.

This is likely the crux of his position.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #30006 on: March 27, 2019, 11:19:42 am »

That definition on the raptor riding Reagan one tho
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« Reply #30007 on: March 27, 2019, 11:34:53 am »

I like the "I'm pointedly ignoring the ridiculousness of this" expression of the chick in the first picture there.

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« Reply #30008 on: March 27, 2019, 11:37:03 am »

Oh noes. The GND would have you guys kill off all your 126 cows.
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« Reply #30009 on: March 27, 2019, 11:39:38 am »

Oh noes. The GND would have you guys kill off all your 126 cows.

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« Reply #30010 on: March 27, 2019, 12:20:35 pm »

Hang on whoa whoa. Whoa.

Are those unedited stills? I thought you were posting meme jokes.
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« Reply #30011 on: March 27, 2019, 12:23:13 pm »

Hang on whoa whoa. Whoa.

Are those unedited stills? I thought you were posting meme jokes.

They're accurate representations of his props, yes. This is what Republicanism is now.
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« Reply #30012 on: March 27, 2019, 12:37:42 pm »

Yeah, those are actually not photoshopped or... anything. The whatever he was indeed put exactly what you see in front of Congress.

Yet another example of the Onion becoming increasingly capable of just turning to actual news without anyone being able to tell the difference.
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« Reply #30013 on: March 27, 2019, 12:48:27 pm »

A grown ass adult man, a career senator, responsible for the direction of the most powerful nation on the planet is fighting global warming with a meme of aquaman.
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« Reply #30014 on: March 27, 2019, 12:51:05 pm »

He's apparently claiming that the pictures he's showing make as much sense as the Green New Deal does, and that they are equally serious.

It's the Chewbacca defense.
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