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#2491
Apparently Rosenstein went to the White House just now?https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1060275012719050759?s=20
#2492
If they haven't already begun to yell and scream, they near certainly won't — save maybe a couple individuals who have no real impact (a la Flake, McCain, etc).

I can't see the Senate turning on Trump this late in the game, with as poor a playing field as they have for their own party as is. If they had an unquestionable win, I think they MIGHT clean up, but they did not.
#2493
I guess my joke about lighting the USA on fire is irrelevant, as the Grand Old Party is doing a splendid job burning the fucking country to the ground without any urging from people on a near abandoned forum.

Bets on how long Mueller lasts?

And I suppose I should add: bets on time till Civil War II? At this time it seems certain, not potential.
#2494
Sorry. I'm under a pretty large amount of stress currently between personal life and the political Hindenburg we have going on, so I'm rather more fragile than I'd like to be.

Even if I wasn't, I apparently have a knack for making ambiguous statements and having no capability for making it clear when I'm serious or not, offline and on. So it was kind of an existing exposed nerve anyhow.

Glad you enjoyed yourself at least.

Edit: Belatedly realized I should clarify: that's not a sarcastic response in the least. It's better someone got some entertainment out of a basically harmless act than everyone involved feeling like an awkward, guilty asshole.

This way it's just me feeling that way, and that's basically my default state.
#2495
How about this: I would rather minimize human death and suffering in general. Does that better capture my meaning here than simply "opposition to genocide"?
#2496
That was an extreme exaggeration, which has been a thing in these parts for a very long time from what I know. Apologies that I wasn't entirely clear that that wasn't a literal statement of my beliefs.

EDIT: I am genuinely pretty alarmed that this was mistaken for a serious statement, thinking it over. I cannot understand how the mistake was made, considering that it's completely inconsistent with all of the values outlined in the post itself and with those I've espoused prior. The only sort of person who could seriously say such a thing is an absolute monster by any sane standards.

I can't believe I have to say this but, uh, I DON'T SUPPORT GENOCIDE. Christ.
#2497
The only moral option given these election results is to burn the entire US and hope the next people to arrive do a better job. A lot of innocent people are going to be caught in the inferno, but there seems to be no hope for them anyway given the country isn't entirely disgusted by and unwilling to put up with the party of children in cages, legislating people to death, and monetizing human suffering. Maybe Belgium can fund the escape of everyone with a conscience or something.
#2498
This is definitely a fucking horror story.
#2499
It's pretty solid journalism, surprising given your description of them. They either hired an actual journalist to do the work, or they're putting in more effort than I'd expect for a simple PR move, even one attempting to right a sinking ship.

But yeah, that is pretty damned hilarious. Especially funny is the way the nutters acted like villains in an espionage thriller.

"You're in over your head. Drop this." If you ever have to send a message like that, you are the bad guy. Jesus fuck.

#2500
Context? I must have missed what you're referring to.
#2501
Quote from: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2018, 09:07:07 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mueller-asks-fbi-to-probe-scheme-seeking-sexual-assault-dirt-on-him/ar-BBP7E25?ocid=spartanntp

Mueller isn't Al Franken, you will have to try harder.

This is hilarious. The last paragraph KILLED ME, just like Butkman was KILLED investigating conspiracy theories.
#2502
That's what I thought.

EDIT: Should probably clarify I meant the above in a "ah, you have confirmed what I suspected" way.
#2503
Quote from: Emo Howard on October 30, 2018, 06:07:13 AM
Quote from: nullified on October 29, 2018, 08:09:56 PM
Quote from: Emo Howard on October 29, 2018, 05:42:48 AM
By 2020, he'll have every MAGA hat wearing yokel patrolling the streets with assault weapons, and expecting the rest of us to be thankful.

Demanding our thanks, even. Or else.

This particular Bad Future is very close to home for me, because I currently live in the Killeen, TX area. I was, for a time, fearlessly walking the two miles to the nearest gas station on a semi regular basis. Now I'm genuinely scared to walk too far down the street.

Note that I walked through gang territory in Pittsburgh, the bad part of town in Butler, etc, for most of my life without fear. I was mugged only once, ever. 2AM, on foot, in the wrong side of the tracks was generally a good night for me, and that's not some kind of comparative statement.

White southern suburbia terrifies me in a way that the gang territories and the projects never, ever did. And you put the finger on precisely why.


Do you have self-appointed Citizens On Patrol looking for some Bad Hombres, or just a general attitude, and/or side-eye or... what makes you feel that way?

There is a nowhere Podunk town of maybe 3,000 people near me. After 9/11 people were patrolling the streets armed on horseback to protect the town from a possible Al Qaeda attack. I'm sure they were all having the time of their lives, and there there are plenty of people around here who would love to make that a permanent thing.

Combination of general attitude (a kid was sent death threats by adults for being trans) and the nearest other town being Fort Hood. I get along with vets most of the time, but I am finding more and more reason to fear the military and those in it when I bump shoulders with them daily.
#2504
Or Kill Me / Re: I'm not racist
October 30, 2018, 01:47:44 AM
Sorry pal, I'm saving my hatepoops to load into makeshift artillery when everything ends. I can't spare any for you, sincerest apologies.
#2505
Quote from: Emo Howard on October 29, 2018, 05:42:48 AM
By 2020, he'll have every MAGA hat wearing yokel patrolling the streets with assault weapons, and expecting the rest of us to be thankful.

Demanding our thanks, even. Or else.

This particular Bad Future is very close to home for me, because I currently live in the Killeen, TX area. I was, for a time, fearlessly walking the two miles to the nearest gas station on a semi regular basis. Now I'm genuinely scared to walk too far down the street.

Note that I walked through gang territory in Pittsburgh, the bad part of town in Butler, etc, for most of my life without fear. I was mugged only once, ever. 2AM, on foot, in the wrong side of the tracks was generally a good night for me, and that's not some kind of comparative statement.

White southern suburbia terrifies me in a way that the gang territories and the projects never, ever did. And you put the finger on precisely why.