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Principia Discordia => Aneristic Illusions => Topic started by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:36:53 am

Title: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:36:53 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/us/politics/obama-wont-veto-military-authorization-bill.html
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:42:39 am
He isn't letting it go through because they made it less onerous.  He agreed to it because they made it MORE onerous.

ETA:  Sometimes I really, really hate being a prophet.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: East Coast Hustle on December 15, 2011, 01:49:37 am
No surprise there.

he's just GWB in blackface.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:50:42 am
No surprise there.

he's just GWB in blackface.

You know what the real DRAG is about being a Holy Man™ and a prophet and all that shit is, in the 21st century?

Nobody wants to know the future.

Fucking democrats.  Fucking republicans.  A plague on both their houses.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Phox on December 15, 2011, 01:52:17 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:54:15 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.

Yeah, I know.

But I kept thinking - obviously a result of drug abuse - that there would be some kind of limit, some point at which even The Smiler would say, Jesus H Christ, maybe I don't want to be America's Sulla.

I need to cut back on the pills.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Phox on December 15, 2011, 01:57:48 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.

Yeah, I know.

But I kept thinking - obviously a result of drug abuse - that there would be some kind of limit, some point at which even The Smiler would say, Jesus H Christ, maybe I don't want to be America's Sulla.

I need to cut back on the pills.
I'm right there with you, Roger. I am still amazed by the extent at which it gets ignored by the monkeys, though. They still seem to be convinced that it's not 1984 meets A Brave New World, because Obama won in 2008....
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 01:58:23 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.

Yeah, I know.

But I kept thinking - obviously a result of drug abuse - that there would be some kind of limit, some point at which even The Smiler would say, Jesus H Christ, maybe I don't want to be America's Sulla.

I need to cut back on the pills.
I'm right there with you, Roger. I am still amazed by the extent at which it gets ignored by the monkeys, though. They still seem to be convinced that it's not 1984 meets A Brave New World, because Obama won in 2008....

Turns out that he's worse than Dubya.   :lulz:
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Phox on December 15, 2011, 02:00:36 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.

Yeah, I know.

But I kept thinking - obviously a result of drug abuse - that there would be some kind of limit, some point at which even The Smiler would say, Jesus H Christ, maybe I don't want to be America's Sulla.

I need to cut back on the pills.
I'm right there with you, Roger. I am still amazed by the extent at which it gets ignored by the monkeys, though. They still seem to be convinced that it's not 1984 meets A Brave New World, because Obama won in 2008....

Turns out that he's worse than Dubya.   :lulz:
It's the next logical step, of course. I'm just waiting for the Love Czar to be appointed.  :lol:
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 15, 2011, 02:02:49 am
I'd love to say this was a shocking turn of events, but... well, ECH nailed it.

Yeah, I know.

But I kept thinking - obviously a result of drug abuse - that there would be some kind of limit, some point at which even The Smiler would say, Jesus H Christ, maybe I don't want to be America's Sulla.

I need to cut back on the pills.
I'm right there with you, Roger. I am still amazed by the extent at which it gets ignored by the monkeys, though. They still seem to be convinced that it's not 1984 meets A Brave New World, because Obama won in 2008....

Turns out that he's worse than Dubya.   :lulz:
It's the next logical step, of course. I'm just waiting for the Love Czar to be appointed.  :lol:

Naw.  I knew Dubya wasn't gonna try for Imperator, but I knew it would happen in my lifetime.

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 15, 2011, 07:42:40 am
I thought I had set my expectations low enough:

"He'll fuck us just as hard, but at least he'll fuck us in a different way. We'll have something different to bitch about other than the same crap that's been happening since I was 11." <--- my dumb ass, circa 2008

God damn it.

It's the same. Fucking. Thing.

It's not even different shit. We have been served the exact same shit with different-colored sprinkles.


Roger, this future is broken. I'd like a new one, please. In case I wasn't clear with my specifications before, I'd like one where there aren't spiders hiding in every unopened drawer, and where the faucets don't run with blood that I have paid to be spilled.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Telarus on December 15, 2011, 09:25:00 am
well fuck
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Telarus on December 15, 2011, 10:13:32 am
So, the thing's not even signed yet, and these are popping up on FB:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/383909_10150452697389454_112214274453_8213583_1487340026_n.jpg)
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Cain on December 15, 2011, 11:39:06 am
To be fair, when Obama said he "wanted to shut down Guantanamo Bay" he meant exactly that.  He did and does want to shut it down.

He just said nothing about the policy of indefinite detention.

Also, if you will, cast your mind back to the Democratic Congress of 2007-8.  Recall, week after week and month after month the revelations that the Democrats were aware of things like extraordinary rendition, and torture, granting retroactive immunity to the telecoms involved in spying and refusing to defund the Iraq War.

Everyone put that down to usual Dem spinelessness, which just shows how insufficiently cynical and in thrall to political stereotyping they are.  No, what happened was the Dems realised they could seize the White House in 2008, and that they would then have that power.  And who was one of the Senators of the Bush Presidency?

Why, none other than a certain Kenyan born Muslim Marxisant militant called Barak Obama.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Dysfunctional Cunt on December 15, 2011, 02:38:36 pm
Quote
But the bill includes a narrower provision, drafted by the Senate, authorizing the government to detain, without trial, suspected members of Al Qaeda or its allies — or those who “substantially supported” them — bolstering the authorization it enacted a decade ago against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks.


I just  :x

I mean there is no way this is going to open doors for some idiot to say "Oh look, them thar mooslim fellers over there look mighty suspect to me, I think they are up to something walking down the street like that, we should take them in for questioning."

Nat that it isn't already happening, I am sure.  :sad:
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Cramulus on December 15, 2011, 02:45:07 pm
BIG BIG SIGH

I'm trying to visualize a textbook article written 50 years from now, about the years 2010-2012.

And I'm hoping it says "During this period, America went through another phase of McCarthyism, but eventually snapped out of it."

but you know it, it's going to say "2010-2012 was a relatively sane period of history."
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Cain on December 15, 2011, 02:47:45 pm
The entire Obama era can be summed up by the cartoon below which, I honestly think is the best political cartoon since 2008:

(http://i.imgur.com/A0OQf.jpg)
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Demolition_Squid on December 15, 2011, 02:48:27 pm
BIG BIG SIGH

I'm trying to visualize a textbook article written 50 years from now, about the years 2010-2012.

And I'm hoping it says "During this period, America went through another phase of McCarthyism, but eventually snapped out of it."

but you know it, it's going to say "2010-2012 was a relatively sane period of history."

'There are few records of the time before The Great Purge, but some evidence has led radical scholars to suggest that at least sixty per cent of the population was literate, implying there was some great culture in these Enlightened times.'
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Juana on December 15, 2011, 04:39:33 pm
 :x :x :horrormirth:
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 15, 2011, 04:51:51 pm
End times.

Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Luna on December 15, 2011, 04:57:53 pm
BIG BIG SIGH

I'm trying to visualize a textbook article written 50 years from now, about the years 2010-2012.

And I'm hoping it says "During this period, America went through another phase of McCarthyism, but eventually snapped out of it."

but you know it, it's going to say "2010-2012 was a relatively sane period of history."

They're not going to have textbooks in 50 years, Cram.  Look at the LAST 50 years.

They don't WANT people to learn, much less to think.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Cain on December 18, 2011, 03:45:27 pm
Here's an irony - this law is more dicatatorial and authoritarian than a law currently being proposed in China, which would allow the state to detain someone without charge for six months in cases of National Security type concerns.

America is being more totalitarian than China.  Just let that sink in.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2011, 05:38:07 pm
Here's an irony - this law is more dicatatorial and authoritarian than a law currently being proposed in China, which would allow the state to detain someone without charge for six months in cases of National Security type concerns.

America is being more totalitarian than China.  Just let that sink in.

Well.

I've been wanting to learn Chinese for quite some time. Now I have that much more reason to.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Juana on December 18, 2011, 06:26:14 pm
That's incredibly depressing.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 18, 2011, 06:29:10 pm
That's incredibly depressing.

Balls.  It's infuriating.
Title: Re: I feel sick
Post by: Juana on December 18, 2011, 06:32:54 pm
That, too.