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« Reply #180 on: February 18, 2020, 01:04:36 pm »
This article does a good job of laying out a very strong case against Bloomberg.

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Bloomberg has shown a far more terrifying form of clientelism even than Donald Trump. If someone opposes him, he simply uses his money to overpower them. Because Bloomberg’s wealth is virtually infinite (even the billion dollars he will spend this year will not diminish his net worth at all, since it’s just the money his money makes), if a newspaper reporter tries to expose him, he can just buy the newspaper and shut them down. If a nonprofit group complains about him, he can just give them a pile of money to shut them up. The reason this is a kind of dictatorship is that people need money, so it’s very hard to turn it down when it’s offered. How can a struggling city turn down Michael Bloomberg’s checks? Yet if they take them, they have to do what he says. The Michael Bloomberg pitch is that because of his money, he is not beholden to anyone. But leaders should be beholden—only a dictator is beholden to no one. When Bloomberg says that nobody owns him, it’s because he owns you.

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« Reply #181 on: February 18, 2020, 02:37:15 pm »
At this point the only candidate that I consider truly authentic is Vermin Supreme.

The following poem is an example of the kind of support I feel for him.

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A meme is
A meme is
A Meme!

Please open your pockets
Oh please support Vermin Supreme

For just $5 you too can be in on the fun!
For just $50 think of how you will smile,
Knowing that you did something good!

For a life time scale, financially paltry
$500 just imagine the sort of things
YOU will be supporting, as a Supreme American!!

There's no top here!
And no stopping
The Supreme Express!!
Your donation is your part,
Your means of expression.   


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Re: UNLIMITED 2020 THREAD
« Reply #182 on: February 18, 2020, 03:37:42 pm »
This article does a good job of laying out a very strong case against Bloomberg.

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Bloomberg has shown a far more terrifying form of clientelism even than Donald Trump. If someone opposes him, he simply uses his money to overpower them. Because Bloomberg’s wealth is virtually infinite (even the billion dollars he will spend this year will not diminish his net worth at all, since it’s just the money his money makes), if a newspaper reporter tries to expose him, he can just buy the newspaper and shut them down. If a nonprofit group complains about him, he can just give them a pile of money to shut them up. The reason this is a kind of dictatorship is that people need money, so it’s very hard to turn it down when it’s offered. How can a struggling city turn down Michael Bloomberg’s checks? Yet if they take them, they have to do what he says. The Michael Bloomberg pitch is that because of his money, he is not beholden to anyone. But leaders should be beholden—only a dictator is beholden to no one. When Bloomberg says that nobody owns him, it’s because he owns you.

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« Reply #183 on: February 18, 2020, 11:44:43 pm »
We've heard that "no one owns him" rhetoric before from Trump. It's a nice idea but, like, it doesn't work out well with these guillotine bait billionaires.
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« Reply #184 on: February 19, 2020, 03:23:59 am »
No, you see, because he has made it his life's pursuit to acquire as much money as possible it only stands to reason that he cannot be influenced by money.

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« Reply #185 on: February 19, 2020, 06:03:53 am »
:lulz: I mean, fair.
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« Reply #186 on: February 19, 2020, 01:09:39 pm »
No, you see, because he has made it his life's pursuit to acquire as much money as possible it only stands to reason that he cannot be influenced by money.

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« Reply #187 on: February 19, 2020, 03:26:34 pm »
No, you see, because he has made it his life's pursuit to acquire as much money as possible it only stands to reason that he cannot be influenced by money.

Losers play for money.
Players play for influence.
Masters play for souls.
Grand masters play for LOTS of souls.
And me?
Well,
I play for the Joy,
You see.
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Re: UNLIMITED 2020 THREAD
« Reply #188 on: February 25, 2020, 06:01:21 pm »
Pete Buttchug is a self-hating gay man. It isn’t even rude of a fucking hetero person to say it anymore: https://twitter.com/mooncult/status/1232160342848851968?s=21

He just came out and said he would take a pill to not be gay. It’s a fact.

I hate this fucking dorky white dude so much. I want to monster him, Spider style. Fucking hell.

ETA: check the look on his husband’s face when the camera cuts to him. I’m on the autism spectrum so I can’t quite be certain, but that sure looks like “oh wow I made a terrible mistake” to me.
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« Reply #189 on: February 25, 2020, 06:34:26 pm »

He just came out and said he would take a pill to not be gay. It’s a fact.


Yeah, his husband should hit the bricks, maybe find someone else entirely.
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« Reply #190 on: February 25, 2020, 07:22:39 pm »
This is an accurate representation of Pete's husband:

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« Reply #191 on: February 26, 2020, 02:47:14 am »
I did hear "woulda" rather than "would". He kinda swallowed the last syllable there but ngl I kinda suspect he still feels that way anyway. That almost bitter lip quirk from Chasten makes me suspect this is an issue in their marriage. On one hand, that makes me legitimately feel bad for Petey bc internalized homophobia is painful. On the other, his husband just looks tired.

A thing I don't feel bad for laughing at Buttigieg about, tho, is him being drowned out by BLM protestors at a demonstration and then scampering back to the safety of his Escalade.

https://time.com/5790037/pete-buttigieg-protesters-minimum-wage-south-carolina/?fbclid=IwAR1aIWGbSxxmn1yRvfDzbkuns533v0sMoX-PxR7uvp0T3tog7UYziufb1-s
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« Reply #192 on: February 26, 2020, 06:38:26 pm »
I did hear "woulda" rather than "would". He kinda swallowed the last syllable there but ngl I kinda suspect he still feels that way anyway. That almost bitter lip quirk from Chasten makes me suspect this is an issue in their marriage. On one hand, that makes me legitimately feel bad for Petey bc internalized homophobia is painful. On the other, his husband just looks tired.

A thing I don't feel bad for laughing at Buttigieg about, tho, is him being drowned out by BLM protestors at a demonstration and then scampering back to the safety of his Escalade.

https://time.com/5790037/pete-buttigieg-protesters-minimum-wage-south-carolina/?fbclid=IwAR1aIWGbSxxmn1yRvfDzbkuns533v0sMoX-PxR7uvp0T3tog7UYziufb1-s

I don't feel bad for him.  I feel bad for his husband.  Can you even imagine the sense of diminished value that just occurred there?  Dude just got told that he isn't the most important thing in his spouse's life.  That's divorce material.  It's betrayal.

Sometimes people say things that reveal their low regard for another person, and they honestly don't understand that's what they're doing.  They state by accident that you're less than a person.  That happened to me not very long ago.  It's hurtful, but not in the way that this - deliberately slamming his spouse for a political point or even out of lack of courage - would be.
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« Reply #193 on: February 26, 2020, 07:12:32 pm »
Precisely this.

And the evidence seems to say that it was said for political points: someone who grew up with him said he changed the pronunciation of his name, twice, and had never had any goal in life BUT the presidency. He’s more the Smiler than anything I’ve seen to date: just a hollow shell of ambition. What happens when that gets what it wants?

I hope not to find out. It will destroy LGBT acceptance in the west.
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« Reply #194 on: February 26, 2020, 07:21:29 pm »
Some of my more radical queer friends have said that the insistence for LGBT+ to assimilate to straight culture in the 90s (marriage equality, adoption, etc) led directly to what we're seeing now: a deliberate rejection of the revolutionary spirit that triggered the gay liberation movement of the 70s/80s.