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MrRoboto75

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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #29100 on: March 27, 2019, 01:58:15 pm »

if Republicans are simply allowed to make fools of themselves unaided, we'll be going hard left for the next hundred years.

Republicans make fools of themselves only if people actually perceive them as fools.
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« Reply #29101 on: March 27, 2019, 02:03:56 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.


Well, you can use the states as examples (and as mud pits in which they can wallow in quasi-quarantine). There are safe, majority-Republican states, to say nothing of the lame-duck laws they passed in NC and WI among other places. Tariff Man has not been kind to many of their economies.
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« Reply #29102 on: March 27, 2019, 02:04:10 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.
Specifically he's fighting *for* global warming.  He's using an Aquaman meme to be a Captain Planet villain.
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« Reply #29103 on: March 27, 2019, 02:07:54 pm »

Eh, I meant gleefully wallowing around as in flinging dirt around and generally playing dirty rather than sitting in mudpits or something, or comparing the red states to stinking mudpits.

Speaking of the lame duck laws and stuff, they got knocked down by judges in Wisconsin, not sure about North Carolina though.
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« Reply #29104 on: March 27, 2019, 02:17:36 pm »

Eh, I meant gleefully wallowing around as in flinging dirt around and generally playing dirty rather than sitting in mudpits or something, or comparing the red states to stinking mudpits.

Ah, I meant treating the state legislatures as relatively safe containment tanks in which Republicans confident of their reelection can show all the cartoon slides they like for the rest of us to point and laugh at; that way Democrats can keep majority power (and in so doing blunt a lot of what would otherwise be damaging dirty tricks) and still give Republicans room to be silly.

And yes, the lame duck laws were struck down, but I'd be surprised if the sheer fact they passed wasn't brought up at some point in the campaign.
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« Reply #29105 on: March 27, 2019, 02:24:13 pm »

Probably were, but the lame duck moves were blatant power grabs to take away from the incoming Democratic Governor, which probably factored more into them getting knocked down. Don't know the specifics of the judges reasoning for knocking them down though.
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« Reply #29106 on: March 27, 2019, 02:49:28 pm »

I think that's it, the internet has gone to far. I know what has to be done now... we need to blow up Utah.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #29107 on: March 27, 2019, 03:00:03 pm »

I think that's it, the internet has gone to far. I know what has to be done now... we need to blow up Utah.
Utah's main exports are mormons and morons. Sadly, if only Reagan's Utahraptor had survived the war, things could have turned out differently for the wayward state...

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« Reply #29108 on: March 27, 2019, 03:08:59 pm »

My new political proposal: launch a nuke in a bunker buster style missile into the most active part of Yellowstone, detonating the Supervolcano. Let nature sort all this bullshit out.
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« Reply #29109 on: March 27, 2019, 03:09:40 pm »

Utah's main exports are mormons and morons. Sadly, if only Reagan's Utahraptor had survived the war, things could have turned out differently for the wayward state...

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« Reply #29110 on: March 27, 2019, 06:31:50 pm »

"bait" is an interesting spelling of "redundant"

I second turning Utah into U-238tah. As long as we can include Wyoming in the blast radius. I'm not sure anyone would be able to tell the difference affterwards.
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« Reply #29111 on: March 27, 2019, 07:46:35 pm »

I think we could all stand to take a deep breath and maybe hold off on the jocular advocacy for religious genocide. That's more of an alt-right shtick anyway.
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« Reply #29112 on: March 27, 2019, 07:48:05 pm »

You're right, there are plenty of people in Utah and Wyoming who are innocent workers.

Landlords, on the other hand...
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #29113 on: March 27, 2019, 07:57:01 pm »

I think we could all stand to take a deep breath and maybe hold off on the jocular advocacy for religious genocide. That's more of an alt-right shtick anyway.

I'd like to point out I was proposing Darwinian omnicide. I'm like Thanos, unbiased, probably right, and swole.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #29114 on: March 27, 2019, 08:07:02 pm »

I think we could all stand to take a deep breath and maybe hold off on the jocular advocacy for religious genocide. That's more of an alt-right shtick anyway.

I'd like to point out I was proposing Darwinian omnicide. I'm like Thanos, unbiased, probably right, and swole.

This thread needs to segue immediately into which American political party Thanos belongs to based on his movie dialogue.

First example: Thanos believes in forceful redistribution of wealth and resources based on random lottery.
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