Enough With The Cutesy Titles, People Are Dead: US Politics January 2021 pt 2

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Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:03 (one month ago) link

hey everybody what's happening?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:04 (one month ago) link

People On Both Sides

i'm so into fping right now (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:04 (one month ago) link

DJP, I'm feeling canceled.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:04 (one month ago) link

so is Trump!

good morning y'all

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:06 (one month ago) link

Wait, what?

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

RIP Trump, good mourning.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

schrodingers thread

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

great revive

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

already anticipating january pt. 3

boz conspiracy by toby hus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:09 (one month ago) link

weekly in 21

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:10 (one month ago) link

Hoping that it ain't gonna be a standing thing throughout the year. Would be nice if public figures ceased to be quitie so attention seeking.
Would be nice to go through a period where there wasn't constant news or whatver passes for it. People believing the fake stuff leading to bad real stuff.

Would be so nice to not always be edging closer to the next great calamity.
Are things going o become peaceful any time soon?

Stevolende, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:13 (one month ago) link

I'd like to get back to complaining about local politics

thousand-yard spiral stairs (f. hazel), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:14 (one month ago) link

i'm afraid the internet has shrunk entire nations to "local"

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:19 (one month ago) link

It's either Trump (here) or covid (everywhere).

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link

Trump also everywhere, alas.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:24 (one month ago) link

meanwhile, the president of the united states stands impeached so that means there's a comic about it

https://www.insider.com/trump-impeachment-graphic-feature-comic-2020-2/fb%20ref=alskdhd385ke-hi-sic-39501=url

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:29 (one month ago) link

Looking forward to the 20th so that we can have 100 posts a month on these threads

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:31 (one month ago) link

I'm willing to do my bit and not post on here at all

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

I mean except that one

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

and that one

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

trump more like dump

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:36 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I'm stepping away from these threads to for a bit, I think. I really hit a wall yesterday wrt feeling despair and hopelessness about a lot of things, so probably not the best for me to be glooming things up.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:36 (one month ago) link

2scoops went from 1term to 2peach. on the seventh day we can rest. good work all around everyone

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:38 (one month ago) link

Shouldve been called "least promising sequel of 2020" tbh

Ole Blueyes Solskjaer (darraghmac), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:38 (one month ago) link

Looking forward to the 20th so that we can have 100 posts a month on these threads


They’ll just go and start bumping all the IS DOELDN TURMP BAED Y/N threads instead, you know that.

scampish inquisition (gyac), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:41 (one month ago) link

idk im sure Biden will do enough stupid shit to talk about

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:43 (one month ago) link

Next thread should def be titled 'Trump Withdrawal Syndrome'.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:44 (one month ago) link

we'll still get regular updates on how further isolated he is becoming, I'm sure.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:45 (one month ago) link

why, we can barely hear him from all the way over there

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:47 (one month ago) link

idk im sure Biden will do enough stupid shit to talk about

I don't think I'm gonna have a whole lot of time for ILX's leftier-than-thou stridency caucus after the 20th, honestly.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:54 (one month ago) link

Shouldn’t you have more time

Canon in Deez (silby), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:55 (one month ago) link

too busy with brunch babey

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:56 (one month ago) link

Man i sure miss brunch

Ole Blueyes Solskjaer (darraghmac), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:05 (one month ago) link

Let us not speak of such things.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:06 (one month ago) link

Mr. Hawley denounced Pelagius for teaching that human beings have the freedom to choose how they live their lives and that grace comes to those who do good things, as opposed to those who believe the right doctrines.

apologies if this has been shared already but this^ on Hawley and Christian nationalism

https://nyti.ms/3sb5dHv

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

I am currently reading about the early church and I would never have thought that any of the nitpicky internecine squabbles from that era would actually have much of an impact on the thinking of Christians in the goddamn 21st Century.

Looks like I'm gonna be the filling in a missile sandwich! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link

Was watching Bunuel's "The Milky Way" recently so I hear ya.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:47 (one month ago) link

meanwhile, the president of the united states stands impeached so that means there's a comic about it

https://www.insider.com/trump-impeachment-graphic-feature-comic-2020-2/fb%20ref=alskdhd385ke-hi-sic-39501=url

― the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:29 AM (fifty-seven minutes ago)

Thanks for this. Super dry but interesting to read a recap of all long-forgotten stuff

Nhex, Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:52 (one month ago) link

Looking forward to the 20th so that we can have 100 posts a month on these threads

― xyzzzz__

i expect something much lower volume than trump, but higher than obama years. there's a lot of awful shit going on, everywhere, much of it confusing, that's worth discussion. what i expect to go away is the neverending onslaught of daily "covfefe" kind of shit

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:54 (one month ago) link

Posted this on the previous thread but ILX.usa was still asleep - Biden impeachment articles to be submitted the day after he's inaugurated (in an attempt to further unite the country, I suppose?) :

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-trump-impeachment-marjorie-taylor-greene-b1787055.html

StanM, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:00 (one month ago) link

the attempt by one or two individuals to introduce articles of impeachment for nonsense shit isn't new or novel. Obama was actually the first President since Carter who didn't have any articles of impeachment referred against him to House Judiciary Committee.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:04 (one month ago) link

i will impeach them all citizens impeachment

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

if/when Republicans get the House back, sure there's a chance they'll do a retaliation dance, but until then I ain't paying no mind

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

xpost

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of impeachment

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:08 (one month ago) link

Impeach them all, no mercy shown
Heaven knows it's got to be this time

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:10 (one month ago) link

Impeach the world, don't ask me for shit

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:11 (one month ago) link

Posted this on the previous thread but ILX.usa was still asleep - Biden impeachment articles to be submitted the day after he's inaugurated (in an attempt to further unite the country, I suppose?) :

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-trump-impeachment-marjorie-taylor-greene-b1787055.html

there's a couple new bonkers names that non-US ilxors may soon come to know:

boebart
marjorie taylor green

they're both fucking bonkers, Qanon people who got elected, and they will likely be trying to get in the news as much as possible (a la trump) until they are evicted from their positions in congress by one method or another. then they're going to newsmax

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:12 (one month ago) link

it's pretty obvious Trump et al were trying for a weak, plausible-deniability coup which came frighteningly close to working since basically your work is done for you the moment you tell Capitol Police and the Guard "now let's play nice!"

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Sunday, 31 January 2021 23:22 (one month ago) link

I dunno, at least some of Bruce Springsteen's songs appear to have been auto-generated, he has been absurdly prolific for decades

Copybara / pasteybara (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 31 January 2021 23:48 (one month ago) link

Idk if I’d call it weak, it’s genuinely scary to think about if they had succeeded at getting close to AOC and other congress members. It seems like violent intent was obvious and that’s been backed up by all the subsequent reporting and from what I can tell the media rhetoric hasn’t matched the serious of what happened.

“Big” Don Abernathy, Sunday, 31 January 2021 23:52 (one month ago) link

not "weak" as in "lol ur attempted coup was weaksauce, bro", 'weak' as in "we're not going to come right out and say 'stand down and let the protesters do their thing', we're going to pretend to support them and condemn violence while weakening security so that our hopefully desired outcome occurs and we can say we have nothing to do with it".

the media has been reporting how much more serious than initially reported it was for weeks. nobody is saying it was nbd anymore because it wasn't.

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Sunday, 31 January 2021 23:55 (one month ago) link

like that line in Evita "and with chaos installed, you can reluctantly agree to be callled.....(shouts of PERON!)"

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Sunday, 31 January 2021 23:56 (one month ago) link

How many more revelations like this will it take GOP senators to vote the decent way during teh impeachment. LIke is there a tipping point or are they infinitely callous.
Are office phonelines perpetually busy with people trying to instil some level of conscience in a vacuum.

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 01:13 (one month ago) link

Stevolende, do you read American news? No offense, but this has been covered every day. The GOP support insurrection and sedition

well, most of them don't QUITE say that out loud, just yet. although some do.

but yes, they do

Karl Malone, Monday, 1 February 2021 01:19 (one month ago) link

how many votes must the GOP shoot down
Before you call them all cunts
The answer, my friend
Is

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:20 (one month ago) link

I saw the term 'Qunts" for the first time the other day.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 February 2021 01:23 (one month ago) link

the candy for conspiracists

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:25 (one month ago) link

I thought they relied on conceivable denial and getting as many votes as possible. Or would that only count in a group still trying to perpetuate democracy.

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 01:33 (one month ago) link

they're the party of "if the President does it, it's not illegal"

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:37 (one month ago) link

Former President Donald Trump has finally found lawyers to represent him during his Senate impeachment trial: an ex-prosecutor who declined to charge Bill Cosby and an Alabama attorney with ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

Bruce Castor and David Schoen will be replacing no fewer than five other lawyers who split with Trump over strategy days before his trial for inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Trump reportedly wanted the previous lawyers to parrot his false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him—the very accusation that led his supporters to carry out the deadly insurrection.

It’s not clear if the new lawyers plan to use that strategy.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-new-impeachment-team-ex-da-bruce-castor-alabama-lawyer-david-schoen

dow, Monday, 1 February 2021 01:46 (one month ago) link

an ex-prosecutor who declined to charge Bill Cosby and an Alabama attorney with ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

could anybody else represent Trump besides someone with this pedigree?

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:48 (one month ago) link

he'll probably add the ghost of John Phillips next

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:49 (one month ago) link

all the shits are brown

I honestly was expecting him to have Jared represent him.

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:59 (one month ago) link

he won't be convicted, but if anything could make it happen it's this defense. a constitutional/procedural argument allows the more priggish senators to ignore what happened (which is obviously good for the GOP and what they want to do).

trump's defense plan heightens the contradictions inside the GOP, guarantees even more media attention for the trial, and makes clear he's never going to stop. can easily imagine this being worth at least a couple of guilty votes.


Me otm.

Trump’s legal team exited after he insisted impeachment defense focus on false claims of election fraud
By @jdawsey1 @thamburger @amyegardner:https://t.co/mokiCqNL2U

— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) February 1, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 1 February 2021 02:03 (one month ago) link

Also this is a better article than the headline

New: The Biden administration is starting to look like an ideological mullet — establishment and experience in the front-facing cabinet roles, with a progressive party happening in the back.https://t.co/wGFwHwShZd

— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) January 31, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 1 February 2021 02:04 (one month ago) link

I was hoping for a 'frogressive

Copybara / pasteybara (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 1 February 2021 02:40 (one month ago) link

The Three Mulleteers

he looks like President Loggia

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:10 (one month ago) link

the Onion's Biden articles definitely played a small role in him being President now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:14 (one month ago) link

He won more than 80 million votes. The Onion must be a more potent political force than I knew.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:33 (one month ago) link

I said small! but it was the first time people started seeing him as charming

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:34 (one month ago) link

I know we've moved on, but my take on the $2,000 stimulus is that, while the Democratic messaging around it was definitely ambiguous and/or not quite unified, a lot of people outraged about it seem to be using it to confirm their preexisting belief that Democratic leadership is hopelessly awful. It feels like it's become a symbol or a talking point rather than a good-faith debate about the details of the relief bill.

jaymc, Monday, 1 February 2021 03:46 (one month ago) link

30 million people voted for Joe Biden, 50 million for “the one who’s not Trump.”

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:47 (one month ago) link

could the Dems just unilaterally pass a $2000 check?

frogbs, Monday, 1 February 2021 03:49 (one month ago) link

Unlikely to happen with a few asshole D senators not making the vote to 50, assuming they're going with reconciliation

Nhex, Monday, 1 February 2021 03:52 (one month ago) link

could the Dems just unilaterally pass a $2000 check?


Yes of they put space force hq in West Virginia.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:55 (one month ago) link

Whatever covid relief bill passes, it will be done with reconciliation and it will contain whatever provisions the most timid of the 50 Dem senators is willing to vote for. Presumably Biden and Schumer will provide as many threats and sweeteners as they can muster to get all 50 ducks in a row. This wooing of blue dog Senate Democrats will be the theme song of this Congress.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Monday, 1 February 2021 03:59 (one month ago) link

Space Force budget is more or less on par with West Virginia's entire GDP, so Manchin would really be bringing in the space bucks.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 February 2021 04:01 (one month ago) link

"Ideological Mullet" thats the name of my 4th album.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 1 February 2021 04:42 (one month ago) link

The $600, which i have not got, is not enuf, and another $1200, which also i have not got, is what i thought would have to happen in order to make the $2000, which also still i have not got. $2600, also not got, would be even nicer, and now is the time. i am not sinead and i def want all of what i have not got.

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Monday, 1 February 2021 04:57 (one month ago) link

Is Space Force still happening then? It wasn't shelved on the first day like the wall then? Labelled as trump's quixotic folly and punted into the closest bin.
Or used to denote the term trumpian as in utterly wasteful of govt budget and serving no practical purpose other than being something to laugh at, definitely not with.
Or are there brave new frontiers to fight on. While there's no great way to train for them. Maybe that secret base on the dark side of the moon to personnel?
I mean I assume there must have been a valid reason for starting a separate armed force beyond senility, right?

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 07:31 (one month ago) link

my understanding is that the space force is basically just a rebranding of air force programs that already existed. seems like it's more about satellites than warfare in space or anything like that.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 1 February 2021 07:50 (one month ago) link

But now, as the Biden administration settles in, some close allies of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are opening up about one of the longest-running dramas from the Trump era — the blitz of meetings, messages and public statements in Ukraine by former president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani.
...

The new disclosures from Kyiv do not offer any bombshell revelations about Giuliani’s dealings. But they help fill in some blanks on his frantic — and unsuccessful — quest to press Ukraine to make statements seen as potentially helpful to the Trump reelection bid.

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 1 February 2021 10:14 (one month ago) link

So glad to be being told that biden doing things by Executive order is fascist as I've seen said on twitter. Was thaht true of t too?

What's the February thread called.

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 12:49 (one month ago) link

"a little TOO quiet"

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 1 February 2021 12:56 (one month ago) link

that’s good

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 February 2021 13:07 (one month ago) link

space lasers being the first enemy of space force?
Is Blofeld somewhere in the mix.
nice to hear technology has improved since it was all down to lack of raking .

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 13:24 (one month ago) link

Can we stop making anti-Semetic jokes even if we’re making fun of them please

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Monday, 1 February 2021 14:26 (one month ago) link

Is there even an ounce of would-be 'plausible deniability' here? It's just blatantly antisemitic filth. I hope Jewish Republican voters have taken stock of the lack of condemnation on the GOP's part.

pomenitul, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:32 (one month ago) link

I thought I had intentionally left out references to semitism.
Blofeld isn't ethnicised that way is he? I was just getting stuck with images of Bond villains and i think that's what he's up to in You Only live Twice isn't it? then having the story nicked for tHe Spy Who Loved me and transfered to being submarines.

Stevolende, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:35 (one month ago) link

(Tbc Stevo I wasn't referring to your post – in case there was any doubt.)

pomenitul, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:42 (one month ago) link

And, in any case, Blofeld is named after Henry Blofeld's father.

Waterloo Subset (Tom D.), Monday, 1 February 2021 14:45 (one month ago) link

New thread is “It’s a little too quiet” - US Politics February 2021, thanks Raymond.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 1 February 2021 14:54 (one month ago) link


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