Election 2016

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Hardly Ideal » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:24 pm

I hear over at Wonkette that one of Trump's cabinet considerations for Homeland Security is a Milwaukee sheriff who, among other things, had a newborn die in a cell on his watch.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:21 pm

-so the Trump family is apparently going to fly on their private jet
-sure, whatever
-the secret service will have to protect them
-well yeah, duh
-they are charging the secret service for tickets to ride the jet
-wtf lol


Still trying to find confirmation of this, but oh man if it's true... lololol
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:49 pm

I'm sure that any of you who are so interested have been reading about the Trump appointees-in-waiting, each ghastly announcement worse than the last (Jeff Sessions for AG, hahah oh wow).

But this one deserves special mention for being unbridled comedy gold: Huckabee as ambassador to Israel.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby patito » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:10 pm

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/ ... et-service

They already charged the secret service 1.6 millions dollars to fly in the plane during the campaign season, but they were obligated to reveal that due to campaign rules, the argument is that once he's president he doesn't have to let anyone know that, since it's part of the secret service's budget

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Metal Slime » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:33 am

Interview: Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good' (Has auto-playing video)

The ex-Breitbart executive, who serves as Trump's chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter that "darkness is good."

"Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing," he said in an interview published Friday, his first outside of Breitbart since the election.


That happened. I'm not even sure what to say to that.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby zaratustra » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:21 pm

I think he's trolling and he knows it.

But I'd like to rub it on the evangelicals that the chief of staff has just praised Satan.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Thad » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:05 pm

Hardly Ideal wrote:I hear over at Wonkette that one of Trump's cabinet considerations for Homeland Security is a Milwaukee sheriff who, among other things, had a newborn die in a cell on his watch.


You know we're in bad shape when I read that and think "Whew, so at least it's not going to be Arpaio."

Anyway, yeah, the cabinet picks so far are horrifying, and a pretty good rebuttal to anybody who thought he didn't mean all the crazy shit he said during the campaign. This is exactly the staff you'd expect from a guy who wants to mass-deport Mexicans and put Muslims in internment camps.

And cabinet appointments can't be filibustered, which...well, I still think filibuster form was and is a good idea, but there was always a downside and this is it.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:14 pm

I'm thrilled that in a theater where the Vice President kills the star of the play, Pence was STILL the least popular Vice President there.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby TA » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:28 pm

Liberals.

のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Thad » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:56 am

Hey, if there's one thing that Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Christine Jones, and Peter Thiel prove, it's that corporate America welcomes diversity, from white women who oppose gay rights to white women who oppose women's rights to white women who oppose immigrants' rights to gay white immigrants who oppose women's rights.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:24 pm

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Sharkey » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:28 pm

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I realize that last one looks like I'm advocating violence against Nazis, so just to be clear: I am absolutely, 100% advocating violence against literal Nazis.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Z%rø » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:16 pm

In case there's any doubt they're actual Nazis:

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:33 pm

I've posted before about the Blues Brothers "Illinois Nazis" scene.

the thing about that scene is that it's not actually funny because of anything in the movie, except of course for the slapstick at the end when they jump off the bridge and the amusing aftermath in the creek, and even then that's almost more satisfying than it is funny. In the movie, the nazis are treated quite seriously by very visibly angry protesters. No, the scene is entirely funny due to context: We, the audience, see these guys and we inherently know that these guys are dorks, that "Illinois nazis" means "a bunch of fucking losers who want to strut and talk shit about everyone not in their little loser club."

I feel like we're seeing a lot of people who could watch that movie and completely miss that context. These are people who could conceivably see that scene up until Elwood guns the motor and come away thinking "Yeah, those guys are cool!"
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:45 pm

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hahahahaha Maricopa county

Sorry Thad.

(also this image is getting shared a lot because the takeaway is supposed to be that poorer counties voted Trump, but this isn't a per-capita chart so that's actually bullshit - the real takeaway is of course that urban areas went Clinton, which we already knew, du-uh)
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:19 pm

So it appears that the governor of North Carolina is trying to get appointed by the legislature to another term even though he lost the election.

McCrory can, and probably will, still ask for a statewide recount. But he must know that a recount will not close such a sizable gap. His real goal appears to be to delegitimize the results to such an extent that the state legislature—which holds a Republican supermajority—can step in and select him as the winner. North Carolina state law states that when “a contest arises out of the general election,” and that contest pertains “to the conduct or results of the election,” the legislature “shall determine which candidate received the highest number of votes” and “declare that candidate to be elected.” By alleging fraud, mishandling of ballots, and irregular vote-counting, McCrory is laying the groundwork for the legislature to proclaim that a “contest” has arisen as to “the conduct or results of the election.” At that point, it can step in, assert that McCrory received “the highest number” of legitimate votes, and “declare [him] to be elected.”

(via Slate)
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Sharkey » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:59 pm

The selection of president, senate, and in all likelihood the house are now simultaneously in contravention of the popular vote. They have failed to establish the consent of the governed. This is now an unambiguously illegitimate government with no moral right to exercise state power. Period. End of Line. Full fucking Stop.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Büge » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:29 pm

Sharkey wrote:The selection of president, senate, and in all likelihood the house are now simultaneously in contravention of the popular vote. They have failed to establish the consent of the governed. This is now an unambiguously illegitimate government with no moral right to exercise state power. Period. End of Line. Full fucking Stop.



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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:38 pm

Maybe a Frank Miller line isn't the best for an anti-fascist message though. ;)

(or maybe that was the joke and I'm just dense)
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