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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Mar 2019, 2:41pm

JennyB wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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JennyB wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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On working-class authenticity and politics: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/a-different-class-kennedy
Very good article, as was the following article about Eric Clapton https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-faire ... ss-kennedy

Though I do take umbrage at the sentence which says "Clapton had just stolen George Harrison's wife..." which implies that women are objects/property to be stolen. Otherwise, pretty much articulates how I feel about him.
I sometimes wonder, perhaps unfairly, if those same white blues fans are also the same ones who declare themselves the real victims of racism because, I dunno, a black person made them feel scared or something.

Regardless, I'm relieved that I hate Clapton's music so I don't have to feel conflicted about him. He's a dick, his music sucks, and he looks like he smells like a wet goat.
Hey, goats are awesome! Clapton is not!
Wet goats smell like racists.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 16 Mar 2019, 2:12am

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 17 Mar 2019, 2:27pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
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Shame it was only an egg!!

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by WestwayKid » 18 Mar 2019, 11:21am

101Walterton wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
16 Mar 2019, 2:12am
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Shame it was only an egg!!
That kid is awesome!
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 18 Mar 2019, 2:35pm

WestwayKid wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 11:21am
101Walterton wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
16 Mar 2019, 2:12am
👀

Shame it was only an egg!!
That kid is awesome!
Despite hitting a kid in the face twice instead of realising that probably wasn’t Senator behaviour he blamed the kid’s mother and said she should have slapped him round the face years ago (also a criminal offence).
His hole couldn’t get much deeper.

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Mar 2019, 7:38pm

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Mar 2019, 7:48pm

Really, I'm only posting this for the malfunctioning clone-of-a-clone photo. I really thought our future overlords would look more appealing.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by revbob » 27 Mar 2019, 9:19pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 7:48pm
Really, I'm only posting this for the malfunctioning clone-of-a-clone photo. I really thought our future overlords would look more appealing.
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... speech-ban
Its about time they banned that shit . Quit providing oxygen to Nazis.

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Mar 2019, 9:27pm

revbob wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 9:19pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 7:48pm
Really, I'm only posting this for the malfunctioning clone-of-a-clone photo. I really thought our future overlords would look more appealing.
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... speech-ban
Its about time they banned that shit . Quit providing oxygen to Nazis.
No, no, if we expose their views to the public, everyone, including the Nazis, will see that they're wrong. /centrist enablers
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 Apr 2019, 12:34pm

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Back in the olden days, one major illness or death could completely destroy a family, leaving them destitute and dependent upon the charity of others. Good thing that's in the past, huh?
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 Apr 2019, 4:54pm

Smug liberals and rural decline. Reminds me a lot of Tom Frank's analysis.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 10 Apr 2019, 11:45am

any two state solution is absolutely dead as an option.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 10 Apr 2019, 11:48am

eumaas wrote:
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any two state solution is absolutely dead as an option.
Yeah. Horrifying.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Apr 2019, 11:54am

More so, he's currently charged with three counts of fraud and bribery, yet still wins election? It really is stunning what right-wing voters will tolerate in their candidates as long as they're sufficiently malicious.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 10 Apr 2019, 11:58am

It’s not like Gantz is particularly left-wing either. The left in Israel is looking pretty dead. also with that nation-state law, I don’t blame Arab Israelis for giving up and abstaining.
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