The Dictator observations thread.

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JennyB wrote:
02 Sep 2021, 10:53am
In light of SB 8 in Texas, I thought this was a fascinating article. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ns-107133/
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So some Pinochet-loving fascist creep actually topped the poll in the first round of the Chilean presidential elections. What is wrong with these people? Haven't they suffered enough?

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revbob wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 9:20am
JennyB wrote:
02 Sep 2021, 10:53am
In light of SB 8 in Texas, I thought this was a fascinating article. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ns-107133/
I cringe whenever I see the name Paul Weyrich
Hello,

I went to Furman University in Greenville, SC. Bob Jones was right down the highway. There's plenty of stories about that place (armed guards with submachine guns to protect "the art collection").

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Florida governor DeSantis has decided to create his own militia that only he would control. I wonder how the U.S. DOJ feels about this one?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbbyx/ ... tate-guard

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The obviousness of it all is remarkable. :scared:
"And so he says to me, 'You wanna be a bad guy?' And I say, 'Yeah, baby! I wanna be bad!' And I says, 'Surf's up, space ponies, I'm making gravy without the lumps!'" - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (early draft)

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Sparky wrote:
03 Dec 2021, 6:30pm
Florida governor DeSantis has decided to create his own militia that only he would control. I wonder how the U.S. DOJ feels about this one?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbbyx/ ... tate-guard

Yeah, I was reading about that earlier today. From what I understand, something like 23 states already have such forces (state guards) - they are separate from the National Guard and under direct control of each state’s governor. New York (a pretty solid blue state), for example, has one. They generally do emergency management stuff – in New York I believe they were involved with helping out during the pandemic. So hopefully it’s not as bad as it sounds. With DeSantis though, I agree, it seems pretty shady.
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Kimmelweck wrote:
03 Dec 2021, 7:06pm
Sparky wrote:
03 Dec 2021, 6:30pm
Florida governor DeSantis has decided to create his own militia that only he would control. I wonder how the U.S. DOJ feels about this one?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbbyx/ ... tate-guard

Yeah, I was reading about that earlier today. From what I understand, something like 23 states already have such forces (state guards) - they are separate from the National Guard and under direct control of each state’s governor. New York (a pretty solid blue state), for example, has one. They generally do emergency management stuff – in New York I believe they were involved with helping out during the pandemic. So hopefully it’s not as bad as it sounds. With DeSantis though, I agree, it seems pretty shady.
I had read of something similar to what you're describing in the other states. You nailed it though, it's DeSantis being involved with it that makes me believe there's some underlying motives for implementing it.
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The Pinochet loving thug beaten in Chile, finally some good news to wake up to. Next - payback time for Bolsonaro.

Please remember Victor Jara in the Santiago stadium...


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Eno: Still holding good views*
https://www.avclub.com/brian-eno-gazes- ... 1848250055

*U2 excepted
"And so he says to me, 'You wanna be a bad guy?' And I say, 'Yeah, baby! I wanna be bad!' And I says, 'Surf's up, space ponies, I'm making gravy without the lumps!'" - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (early draft)

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Dec 2021, 8:47am
Eno: Still holding good views*
https://www.avclub.com/brian-eno-gazes- ... 1848250055

*U2 excepted
I'd never heard of NFTs up to around 6 months ago when, seemingly out of nowhere, social media was full of them. Still only half a notion what the shit they are but all the right folk seem against them so that's my cue on it.

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Low Down Low wrote:
24 Dec 2021, 9:53am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Dec 2021, 8:47am
Eno: Still holding good views*
https://www.avclub.com/brian-eno-gazes- ... 1848250055

*U2 excepted
I'd never heard of NFTs up to around 6 months ago when, seemingly out of nowhere, social media was full of them. Still only half a notion what the shit they are but all the right folk seem against them so that's my cue on it.
It’s confirmation of the irrationality of value and of people with way too much money.
"And so he says to me, 'You wanna be a bad guy?' And I say, 'Yeah, baby! I wanna be bad!' And I says, 'Surf's up, space ponies, I'm making gravy without the lumps!'" - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (early draft)

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