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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The Work
« on: Today at 06:40:31 am »
I am probably not doing the work.

I don't tolerate my acquaintances' bullshit, but I'm no good at convincing them to do anything other than shut up when I'm around them. I do what every other piss-ant "activist" does, post things on Facebook and Twitter, but even that's dragging. The Tangerine Shitgibbon himself is scheduled to be here on Saturday, unless the mayor's borderline-hostile demand that he go fuck himself is listened to (which it won't be), and I have no plans to go because I've got "shit to do" that day, like every other time there's a reason to get off my ass.

I have a decent job, but it's not the kind of job that will survive me being tossed in county for a week, and my kids have medical shit and that's why I can't risk employment and there are plenty of excuses. I did buy some fine new curbstomping boots, but more because my last pair wore out than because these new ones will get any of the right kind of use. I used to be reasonably good at propaganda, at least, but there's a wall there too. So many people to shout out, and nothing to say to them other than "fuck you" and "go away". It's bleak for me. Summer is a shit time for me emotionally anyway, and seeing the country fall apart isn't helping.

I don't actually know anyone, or where to go to find anyone to know, or any goddamn time to go there even if I did. Or any energy to maintain human relationships beyond the ones that already keep me on empty. The city is about 70 miles from one end to the other, and there are probably decent people out there worth banding together, but they all blend in with the stucco. Politically, Arizona is locked down tighter than Ft. Knox. The Republican establishment here fears no one, and the Democrats have about half as many teeth as a jellyfish.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:24:51 pm »
Trump's considering definitely going to be pardoning Sheriff Joe.
fixed for clairvoyance

I don't know whether or not they'd be able to materially change the outcome of an election (who knows what life in America will even be like in another 15 months anyway). I just mean that they could make just being at the polls a miserable and possibly violent experience, which is bad enough without swaying the election.

I'm almost* dreading the 2018 elections. If what we are seeing now seems bad, imagine what it'll be like when the Fascists realize they may lose everything at the polls.

*"almost", but not quite, as long as they don't make socks and ball bearings illegal.

I'm happy because it seems the counter-protesters/Antifa haven't just gotten bored and returned to their playstations as I half expected them to do. And at every rally, they seem to outnumber the racists at least 2 to 1, which is saying something since at least in Charlottesville, the Antifa almost certainly weren't as busy filling buses across the country to congregate there.

Bring and Brag / Re: Stang did another of my rants at Starwood.
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:20:08 am »

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: August 08, 2017, 04:35:46 am »
I'm sure this has been asked, but do you allow these to be distributed on social media? If so, what kind of attribution do you want? Is there a link or something?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 08, 2017, 04:34:30 am »
On the plus side, I doubt Trump has the attention span to make it past the first paragraph of that memo.

True. On the negative side, though, is that Trump is a useful idiot to the people who are moving into position and will be taking the reigns of actual power shortly.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: August 07, 2017, 04:34:30 am »
i need to plaster my office in prints of these.

« on: August 06, 2017, 06:28:43 am »

i womped 45.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:16:30 am »
After reading the Prince of Nothing series by R. Scott Bakker, I've decided to completely endorse the metaphysics of that universe and believe in it utterly. Because I heard the guy has a PhD in psychology or some such field, which means he probably knows more about it while he's making shit up than I ever will be earnestly contemplating. Also the idea that God is the only soul that exists and human consciousness is a tiny shard of that soul's experience cut off from awareness of the whole isn't new, even to me, and it means that by some tortured convolution, I get to be Salvador Dali.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 29, 2017, 07:34:46 am »

Mark this date: Donald Trump is now a lame-duck president
By Steven Pearlstein

Remember this day, July 28, 2017: The day Donald Trump became a lame duck president. More significantly, the day the tea party revolution ended and Washington began the return to “regular order.”

The coup de grâce came at 1:30 a.m. on the Senate floor as John McCain became the third Republican to break ranks and defeat the third attempt to repeal Obamacare, which embodied the Democrats’ promise that all Americans could — and should — have health insurance at a price they could afford. It was, as tea party Republicans had warned, another expensive government entitlement that, once granted, could never be taken away. Now McCain had acknowledged that political reality.
That article is full of hope and I want to believe it.

So what are they glossing over? What are they lying about?

What it's missing is the slightest whisper of attachment to reality. McCain didn't decide that the Tea Party has finally gone too far or too long.  He refused to support the bill not in some grand gesture of returning to sanity, but because it did not go far enough in trampling the poor and disadvantaged. Like Rand Paul, his opposition is a statement that we need to not only strip access to health services to the poor, but also their last waning hope of ever having it. He did not acknowledge some kind of political reality where the ACA must remain in place because it's too hard to take it away. He simply joined a (growing) chorus singing "the system is not yet rigged enough against the poor."

The Tea Party revolution isn't dead. It's growing roots that will last for generations. It's maturing, learning how to play the game in Washington, and setting itself up for permanent primacy. Considering how hopelessly gerrymandered the country's Congressional districts are, there's absolutely no reason to have a hopegasm like the one that article indulges itself in. There are ways to thwart it, or at least mitigate the damage it causes, but every one of those ways begins with dumping this cheerleading peptalk bullshit immediately.

those are awesome pictures. I'm pretty sure I'm moving to Budapest now.

Principia Discussion / Re: is Discordianism alt right? I'm confused
« on: July 26, 2017, 05:44:34 am »
What's the goal?

Good question.  Everyone Discordias differently.  My Discordia is different than Nigel's, which is different than Roger's, which is different than P3nt's, etc ad nauseum.

Your Discordia appears to be quite singular, and involves punching Nazis.  If that's your goal, then there's your answer.

i like this answer i find it amusing

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