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« Reply #29085 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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« Reply #29086 on: March 27, 2019, 11:19:42 am »

That definition on the raptor riding Reagan one tho
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« Reply #29087 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 #29088 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 #29089 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 #29090 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 #29091 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 #29092 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 #29093 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 #29094 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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« Reply #29095 on: March 27, 2019, 12:52:17 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.
And remember, he's being paid taxpayer dollars to do it, too. That could have been some kid's lunch or something instead.
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« Reply #29096 on: March 27, 2019, 12:59:03 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.

That's basically what I said earlier that he said he is treating it with the ridiculousness that he thinks the GND needs to be given.

I'd totally be fine with the next Democratic President using a national emergency to force the GND (or some version of it) through just to own the cons because we're at that point in politics.
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« Reply #29097 on: March 27, 2019, 01:35:32 pm »

I'd totally be fine with the next Democratic President using a national emergency to force the GND (or some version of it) through just to own the cons because we're at that point in politics.

We don't need to be at that point, though. The present attempts by Pelosi to deescalate around the Mueller conclusion are one of the more astute things she's done; sane politics simply doesn't need scandals and theater to be effective. Unfortunately, the Democratic establishment is not well-positioned to espouse reality-based politics, but that is still fixable, and the progressive wing can expedite that process.

The difference between a fight and one asshole randomly punching people is in whether everyone else escalates in kind; if Republicans are simply allowed to make fools of themselves unaided, we'll be going hard left for the next hundred years.
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« Reply #29098 on: March 27, 2019, 01:45:45 pm »

That would require that people not act like complete baboons for at least 15 minutes.

These are politicians we're talking about here. They're professional baboons.

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« Reply #29099 on: March 27, 2019, 01:51:32 pm »

'Allowed to make fools of themselves unaided' would likely involve the Republicans being in power at points, and it'll be pretty hard to not play dirty when the other side is gleefully wallowing around.

The GOP isn't at the point where they face permanent minority status and/or electoral irrelevancy unless they evolve (HAH!), but then again, both sides are going to be doubling down on moving towards the extremes. Given that the political pendulum of who's in power is going to swing wildly from either side, I just wonder what happens if that pendulum breaks.

That would require that people not act like complete baboons for at least 15 minutes.

These are politicians we're talking about here. They're professional baboons.

And the Democrats are what, the posh gentlemanly baboons? lol.
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