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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by DarkPhoenix on February 20, 2019, 02:26:15 am »
Yep, you idiots, keep insisting that Trump would be the greatest President ever if it weren't for all those evil non-wacko Republicans trying to "hold him down".  I mean, it's not like there's WAY more there worth looking into than there was for every previous president since Nixon...

And while idiots like Garrison continue to insist that Trump didn't do anything wrong, the Wall Street Journal is going for a different angle; that Trump has committed SO MANY CRIMES that attempting to investigate all of them would waste the rest of his Presidency, so why not just let him off completely?
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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by Chaos Undivided on February 19, 2019, 11:48:00 pm »
Ok, that's like someone's opinion on Roger Ebert? What the fuck does this have to do with politics or why is it considered a worst political cartoon? It's not even offensive. People criticize people after they died all of the time.

1. Editorial cartoons about celebs are still considered "political". Yeah, it's a little weird when you think about it, but I'm not the one who made the rules.

2. Not offended? That's fine. I never said you should be. But I find it rather offensive because it's harshly criticizing a movie critic, to the point of basically calling him an idiot, less than a week after he died. That was pretty much a slap in the face to anybody grieving his passing. And what did Ebert do to warrant this? Having opinions Rall disagreed with.

Plenty of people got upset when Rall's cartoon was published. Entire essays have been written attacking these six panels. I say this not to say you should agree with me, just to say I'm far from alone in my opinion.

You don't have to be offended. All I'm asking is that you try to understand why people were.

But I'm sure you'll be offended by this:

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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by dpareja on February 19, 2019, 07:45:12 pm »
"Ocrazyo Cortez"

Pretty rich of him to be casting aspersions on her mental health when he worships a man who might have early-stage dementia.

I don't necessarily read it as that; I may be too charitable, but it could be that he thinks her ideas are crazy, and is just too closely associating the idea with the person.
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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by Chaos Undivided on February 19, 2019, 06:19:06 pm »
"Ocrazyo Cortez"

Pretty rich of him to be casting aspersions on her mental health when he worships a man who might have early-stage dementia.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by dpareja on February 19, 2019, 05:38:05 pm »
There's like ten candidates with possibly more running for the Democratic Nomination, and none of them are honestly exciting enough to defeat Trump. Trump is running out of the gate with a message that the Democrats are socialists that want to take all of your money, he's going to point to Venezuela and say that's what the Democrats want our country to become, he's going to label them as baby killers and people who want open boarders to allow every dark skinned person into our country with free reign to do what ever they want and drugs. Were going to hear this shit so much ad nauseam over the next two years that its going to scare enough fence sitters to vote Trump back into office.

Except that those policies--the ones actually being proposed, not the strawmen that will be attacked--are quite popular. And the counterpoint is "Norway, Sweden, Denmark".

But we'll see. It's going to be interesting no matter what.

EDIT: http://fortune.com/2019/02/20/bernie-sanders-fundraising-money-raised/

Meanwhile, Sen. Harris' launch a month or so ago saw her first-day fundraising numbers roughly match Sen. Sanders' first-day fundraising from 2015--around $1,500,000. Sen. Harris had about 38,000 individual donors.

Sen. Sanders' first-day fundraising this time around almost quadrupled that, with almost six times as many donors. (The average donation was around that famous $27 figure.)

Money isn't everything in politics, but it sure as hell helps, and it is a sign of excitement when so many people are donating to a candidate on their campaign's first day. (A good chunk of it is recurring donations, to boot.)

We'll see how this holds up over the next year, but Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina are going to be pretty interesting. (And don't forget that California has moved back to Super Tuesday this time, which makes things very interesting if the field quickly narrows to Sanders-Harris.)
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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by dpareja on February 19, 2019, 05:35:26 pm »
"Ocrazyo Cortez"
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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by davedan on February 19, 2019, 05:21:00 pm »
Garrison:

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Society and History / Re: Not-Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by Chaos Undivided on February 19, 2019, 05:16:26 pm »


Asshole uses a historical atrocity (whose perpetrators were largely gentiles, AFAIK) as an excuse to attack all Jews: take a shot.

Ironically, Richard Spencer is a Holodomor denier. As if there weren't enough reasons to hate him already.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by Askold on February 19, 2019, 04:04:36 pm »
The way I see it, Bernie's just too old. Not saying that Clinton or Trump are young either, but when voting for him his vice-presidential choice is looking very important.

More than that, seeing how things went the last time, the most he can do is divide the Democrats for an easier Trump/Republican victory. There are other ways to get his politics into mainstream than running for president. Heck, just him choosing another candidate to support would have not only helped his apparent agenda but the party as well.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by ironbite on February 19, 2019, 03:55:37 pm »
Yeah if you're Trump.

Ironbite-look to see who he's most eager to face in a General Election and run as far away from that candidate as you can.
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