US Politics June 2021 - "Where we're going, we don't NEED bipartisanship"

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Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:41 (three weeks ago) link

For best results, picture Doc Brown and Joe Biden wearing aviator sunglasses and smirking in a tricked out DeLorean

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:45 (three weeks ago) link

In the early morning hours of Memorial Day, my home, where I’m raising my two children, was vandalized with Antifa symbols and profanity.

Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, these criminal acts are unacceptable no matter your politics. pic.twitter.com/OIN5byPp0I

— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) June 1, 2021

Nice of Antifa to only spray the concrete and not steal her bike.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

ah yes the well known antifa motto "all politicians are bastards"

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 19:50 (three weeks ago) link

You know what I find interesting?

How both Nancy Mace and this “antifa” criminal both sign their i’s with dots that are a bit of an upside-down u. https://t.co/0Ux7STJufi pic.twitter.com/XV4aZNbZh8

— Pia Guerra (@PiaGuerra) June 1, 2021

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 19:57 (three weeks ago) link

Ohhhh, the circled A stands for antifa!

epistantophus, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 20:40 (three weeks ago) link

Biden: ...with two members of the Senate that vote more with my Republican friends pic.twitter.com/XxlQ7WdrFA

— Acyn (@Acyn) June 1, 2021

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 21:02 (three weeks ago) link

Manchin’s gonna be rootin tootin mad, Sinema will yell at Schumer again for not getting Tommy Tuberville on board.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 21:14 (three weeks ago) link

"B-b-b-but they can't just make Manchin or Sinema do the right thing!!"

I don't know, that's a yp not a mp. Just pretend they're trying to pass a bill to nationalize our health care system or cut off military aid to Israel or Saudi Arabia, and you'll figure out what to do.

— Will 🦥 Menaker (@willmenaker) June 1, 2021

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 08:47 (three weeks ago) link

ooooh the mask almost fell off

im begging you all to watch the first 5 seconds of this video https://t.co/qjHGaCJ8g8

— There are no plans for a worldwide release. (@Lunacial) June 2, 2021

frogbs, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:35 (three weeks ago) link

im begging you all to watch the first 5 seconds of this video

that's okay, thanks

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:37 (three weeks ago) link

"I'm begging you, jump in this toxic sludge for just five seconds."

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:38 (three weeks ago) link

Tucker says "Everyone agrees that segregation was the b...worst thing this country ever did."

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

lol @ people thinking that is some sort of "gotcha"

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:41 (three weeks ago) link

*** After $1,400 stimulus checks:

-- 42% decline in food shortages
-- 43% decline in gauge of financial instability
-- +20% decline in anxiety & depressionhttps://t.co/Q8iN0xQ2XZ

— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) June 2, 2021

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

Shocking how well “giving struggling people money” works to benefit their mental and physical health every single time.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:24 (three weeks ago) link

a 50% reduction in PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY can i get an amen folks, g'damn this nanny state and keeping ppl from dying

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

The greatest trick in Democratic politics is being pulled by figures like Mark Warner and Chris Coons. They allow Manchin, and to a lesser extent Sinema, to take all of the heat while they aggressively undermine progressive ends under the radar. e.g., https://t.co/caonqqKF73

— Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) June 2, 2021

i have a lot more time for manchin and even sinema than coons and warner tbh.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:45 (three weeks ago) link

My attempt to Photoshop Joe Manchin’s face over Lee Majors as The Fall Guy did not go well.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:57 (three weeks ago) link

Guess he wasn’t getting enough adoration there.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 17:14 (three weeks ago) link

“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on”

the new “currently in between jobs”

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 18:07 (three weeks ago) link

xxpost "payment due: June 1st"

StanM, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 19:16 (three weeks ago) link

one again, it all comes down to ratings, or lack thereof:


Former President Trump ordered his blog to be taken down after it was mocked for its low online traffic, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The Post reports that Trump ordered his team on Tuesday to permanently shut down the 29-day-old blog "From the Desk of Donald Trump," citing its low readership and the possibility it could get in the way of a social media platform he still plans to launch later this year.

On the last day it was live online, Trump's blog was shared 1,500 times on Twitter and Facebook, according to the Post. Trump's tweets would often garner millions of retweets, comments and shares before and during his presidency.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:04 (three weeks ago) link

Huh, it's almost like Twitter was populated by significant numbers of bots, trolls and bad actors, using algorithms that pushed the worst tendencies to the most visibility, to the detriment of US democracy.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:11 (three weeks ago) link

insert "and Facebook" after "Twitter"

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:11 (three weeks ago) link

One problem with living in the liberal bubble (which in many ways is, quite frankly, great) is that there's this Schroedinger-like overlay between a reality in which D J Trump Jr is still the most formidable individual in American politics and another in which he's a washed-up old hack everybody's embarrassed still exists and there's no way for me to collapse the wave function

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:44 (three weeks ago) link

it could get in the way of a social media platform he still plans to launch later this year.

It'll be fun to see how he releases his missives until this 'platform' is up & running. He needs constant attention like the rest of us need oxygen, I think it's fair to say that he'll be back online by the end of the week - somewhere, somehow

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

StanM OTM about the timing.

DJI, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 20:57 (three weeks ago) link

... how much more do you think it costs to add one web page to your site?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:06 (three weeks ago) link

meanwhile,

.@kyrstensinema on why she supports the filibuster: “The reality is that when you have a system that is not working effectively... The way to fix that is to fix your behavior, not to eliminate the rules or change the rules, but to change the behavior.”https://t.co/GhfQd7KQcX

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 2, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:07 (three weeks ago) link

that woman is deeply, increasingly unpleasant

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:17 (three weeks ago) link

Kyrsten Sinema, “lawmaker”

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:18 (three weeks ago) link

She makes Manchin look like John Quincy Adams.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:20 (three weeks ago) link

as hoos said, that's an extremely green party way of seeing the world.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:21 (three weeks ago) link

There are so many dumb people who have figured out public speaking enough to give a superficial sheeb of intelligence and logic to their dumb as fuck thoughts. Pence springs to mind as well.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:05 (three weeks ago) link

Pence was also a talk show host iirc

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:05 (three weeks ago) link

What do you expect from these people, they are all just purchased sycophants or whores for some of the worst greedy vampires on the face of the Earth. You got to raise millions to be able to run in these races...'citizen' legislators they 'AINT. Calling them whores is not really quite fair, as whores work for a living. Being dumb as a brick is a feature, not a problem.

earlnash, Thursday, 3 June 2021 01:51 (two weeks ago) link

sometimes you just have to get it off your chest and tell the world**

**disclaimer: the world does not pay the slightest attention to ILX.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Thursday, 3 June 2021 01:59 (two weeks ago) link

'tis true.

earlnash, Thursday, 3 June 2021 02:08 (two weeks ago) link

I heard it pointed out a few months ago that Manchin is actually a democrat in what would very easily become a republican seat so there is a semi excuse for his existence since things would automatically swing further right without his being there. & that doesn't hold true for Sinema who was in a seat more likely to go to another democrat. Also with her sexuality you might think she might recognise the danger for marginalised people in her continued behaviour along these lines. Or is that a too abstract there but for God go I or walk a mile in their shoes type inability to transpose oneself into the other position. But seems at least a tad hypocritical.

Stevolende, Thursday, 3 June 2021 10:25 (two weeks ago) link

I was way past due for a new displayname, so thanks GD and your typo

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 June 2021 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

netanyahu is trying to pull a 1/6/21, and i just read a npr tweet that casually mentioned this

The NFL pledged to stop "race-norming" — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — as part of a $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims. The practice made it harder for Black retirees to qualify for payouts.https://t.co/ToEtJhauGr

— NPR (@NPR) June 3, 2021

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 June 2021 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

the two things aren't connected, i'm just trying to say, WTF

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 June 2021 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

Well done, my foolish dude

Breaking WaPo: The FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection with campaign fundraising activity involving his former business, according to people familiar with the matter and a spokesman for DeJoy. https://t.co/3rEhr0uRAx

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 3, 2021

FBI agents in recent weeks interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and the business, asking questions about political contributions and company activities.

Prosecutors also issued a subpoena to DeJoy himself for information. https://t.co/s2Pxp4Cqvc

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 3, 2021

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 June 2021 16:31 (two weeks ago) link

"as hoos said, that's an extremely green party way of seeing the world." explain? confused by this

akm, Thursday, 3 June 2021 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

save a life, take a life, great!

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 June 2021 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

At least they aren't handguns. That would be beyond self-parody.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Thursday, 3 June 2021 18:18 (two weeks ago) link

I think I figured out who's teaching that woman's kids critical racist theory

trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:13 (two hours ago) link

gabbneb has a lot to answer for

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:16 (two hours ago) link

i typed a sarcastic message, i typed a doomer message, i typed an angry message

fuck

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:19 (two hours ago) link

that 1-2 with DeSantis' Orwell legislation, holy shit. they're going to test students to see if their beliefs changed...WHILE IN COLLEGE?

and no one should talk about race, or what happened and is happening in this country. ok, check....check. cool, ready to watch the football game with my boys this weekend and forget about all of it!!!!!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:20 (two hours ago) link

As was detailed in the comments somewhere, apparently nothing about teaching race or anything even remotely close to it was on the agenda, these people just... showed up.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:21 (two hours ago) link

The thing is, it'll get challenged as a constitutional affront, as he expects. This legislation is yet another plank in DeSantis' 2024 platform.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:26 (two hours ago) link

putting the squeeze on public universities doesn't seem like a strategy that would help him in the long run, have to imagine plenty of his supporters have kids in public universities or planning to go in the future

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:28 (two hours ago) link

I'm ignorant to what critical race theory is but I'm assuming that no fucking way is it taught in public high schools?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:29 (two hours ago) link

I heard an interview yesterday with a Southern Baptist scholar who said he thought the CRT panic was stitched up as a distraction from all the sexual abuse cases in the SBC in 2019. Which fits the bill, it's what the Religious Right has always done.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:30 (two hours ago) link

I'm ignorant to what critical race theory is but I'm assuming that no fucking way is it taught in public high schools?

Unless they are teaching law school level legal classes in that high school, I'm going to say no.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:32 (two hours ago) link

The thing is, it'll get challenged as a constitutional affront, as he expects.

right, as soon as i read the headline i thought "will it make it to the supreme court before it gets shot down?"

but am i wrong in being so pessimistic that it seems like IF it makes to the Supreme Court, it has a decent chance of being upheld?

i'm probably wrong about how i think about things like this, but these days i imagine that when "controversial" legislation like DeSantis' 1984+ bill enters the legal system, it's like Plinko. some of the pegs are Obama judges and the 1984+ bill bounces over toward the left. some of the pegs are Bush and Trump judges, and they bounce off back toward the right. a controversial case is appealed a million times, bouncing back and forth between people who care about the law and trump's appointees, and some of them eventually arrive in the Golden Boy's lap at the supreme court while he's fucking an old beer can from college, thinking about how he never changed his beliefs at college, ever

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:32 (two hours ago) link

ums you should take a minute to get familiar with critical race theory and related stuff. not only is it something that is good and helpful for everyone to know about, but the nu-Tea Party idiots are distorting it and using it as a weapon against the left. you may have to confront an old white person yelling at you about CRT soon, it's best to know what it is before they do

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:34 (two hours ago) link

As was detailed in the comments somewhere, apparently nothing about teaching race or anything even remotely close to it was on the agenda, these people just... showed up.

― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:21 PM (thirteen minutes ago)

I wish the history of the Tea Party's magical emergence on the scene the second a Dem was elected was better known and understood, this feels awfully familiar

trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:36 (two hours ago) link

addressing cis white people reading this who, like me, have been able to insulate ourselves somewhat from the kinds of visible, highly tangible ugly ignorant stuff going on -

i know i'm a little touchy with this because my dad just committed suicide via ignorance, but i am not exaggerating when i say "they are coming for you". this stuff is getting closer and closer. and personally, i am done with just smiling and moving on. it is coming for you. the idiots are coming for you, and when i say that, i mean they expect you to join them. and understanding that in their movement, they're not looking for you to say Yes to their beliefs. they're checking that you do not say No to them. so make sure you say a big fucking FUCK NO when they close in on you

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:39 (two hours ago) link

and i highly recommend reading up a little about CRT so that when rather than just saying NO, you can also fucking annihilate them intellectually

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:40 (two hours ago) link

The last several posts otm

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:40 (two hours ago) link

they won't understand or care that their arguments have just been annihilated, but it makes a difference. if you annihilate an idiotic white supremacist mom's argument in a forest, and no one hears it, did it really happen? yes, it did. flawless victory, fuck them, move on

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:41 (two hours ago) link

sorry, i'm done. this stuff really gets to me. it sucks to see it getting closer, again and again

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:41 (two hours ago) link

Chyron of the day pic.twitter.com/gO4lbLvBTn

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 23, 2021

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:43 (two hours ago) link

Yeah, I learned a lot more this weekend from a friend who actually was taught some CRT in college. It's insane to see how quickly this quickly fabricated nothingburger has warped so many minds already. While we've seen nothing like the Loudon County meeting, another friend of mine that is on our local school board said they've already fielded some truly unhinged emails about CRT - and it's not even the high school board, they only represent elementary and middle schools.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:46 (two hours ago) link

Also, KM, I'm really sorry and I totally understand your outrage.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:47 (two hours ago) link

I wish the history of the Tea Party's magical emergence on the scene the second a Dem was elected was better known and understood, this feels awfully familiar

did you mean "a Black Dem"?

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:48 (two hours ago) link

i wonder if they just took the old 2009 tea party strategy binder off the shelf and just updated the year and added a new executive summary at the top or something. no one will be surprised when it turns out a bunch of nearly untraceable dark money groups funded the whole anti-CRT effort

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:50 (two hours ago) link

xp jon thank you

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:52 (two hours ago) link

getting caught up in debating the correct definition of CRT is a trap that too many people are falling into when the definition that all these lunatics are using is simply any accurate discussion of race, slavery, the civil war whatsoever. Trying to own them by saying "ahah you didn't define CRT correctly" is essentially conceding the point that there might be some issue with discussing race in the first place.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:58 (two hours ago) link

DeSantis has really accelerated into becoming Trump. now passing blatantly unconstitutional bills or things that while not unconstitutional, are free-speech chilling while pretending to protect free speech.

no wonder so many educators here are fucking throwing in the towel.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:59 (two hours ago) link

Trump without Twitter but no charisma either. When he's at a podium he reminds me of Scott Walker.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:06 (two hours ago) link

yeah his speaking style reminds me of a guy from the YMCA who is explaining what flag football season would look like this fall

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:06 (two hours ago) link

lol omigod

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:07 (two hours ago) link

see, here's what an Ivy League education will result in if you're already a cretinous vomitbag.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:08 (two hours ago) link

moodles otm. there is no point in debating anything with the people with the signs and the VERY concerned and righteous and racist grandma; they're too far gone. when i suggest learning about CRT and making sure you can annihilate their ignorance if needed, the intended audience is the people around you that you care about, especially the ones who are stilling nodding along or "yes, whatever you think" to the nu-tea party supremacists. they're the ones at risk. the ones who don't really "follow politics"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:11 (two hours ago) link

i wonder if they just took the old 2009 tea party strategy binder off the shelf and just updated the year and added a new executive summary at the top or something. no one will be surprised when it turns out a bunch of nearly untraceable dark money groups funded the whole anti-CRT effort


Yes that is indeed what is happening. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that some douche from a think tank has admitted that the goal is to shut down all talk about race in America. You’ll also be no doubt surprised that Loudoun County is a wealthy white exurb of DC with a significant proportion of residents who are part of the right wing think tank and media ecosystem.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:15 (one hour ago) link

here's a good one: what did "the left" learn from the 2009/10 tea party experience?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:18 (one hour ago) link

here's a good one: what did "the left" learn from the 2009/10 tea party experience?


“Be nice to grandma, she’s not all there”?

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:25 (one hour ago) link

i remember a lot of "shit, i can't believe these old white people are THIS racist!", but i don't know if that was exactly learning. and right now, it's just like "holy shit, i can't believe that the people who were 60 years old and racist during the tea party days are now 70 years old and even more racist today!"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:30 (one hour ago) link

I wish the history of the Tea Party's magical emergence on the scene the second a Dem was elected was better known and understood, this feels awfully familiar

did you mean "a Black Dem"?

― an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:48 PM (twenty-seven minutes ago)

You are absolutely right and the context of last summer's BLM protests is crucial. To a degree, "CRT" is a macguffin or more like a fetish, in the anthropological sense, though I do think history education is extremely important (as others have noted, actual CRT has very little to do with historiography/pedagogy)

trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:33 (one hour ago) link

You will no doubt be surprised to learn that some douche from a think tank has admitted that the goal is to shut down all talk about race in America.

Yeah, assuming you're talking about Christopher Rufo, he's been remarkably candid about how he turned CRT into a bogeyman:

"‘Critical race theory’ is the perfect villain,” Rufo wrote. He thought that the phrase was a better description of what conservatives were opposing, but it also seemed like a promising political weapon. “Its connotations are all negative to most middle-class Americans, including racial minorities, who see the world as ‘creative’ rather than ‘critical,’ ‘individual’ rather than ‘racial,’ ‘practical’ rather than ‘theoretical.’ Strung together, the phrase ‘critical race theory’ connotes hostile, academic, divisive, race-obsessed, poisonous, elitist, anti-American.” Most perfect of all, Rufo continued, critical race theory is not “an externally applied pejorative.” Instead, “it’s the label the critical race theorists chose themselves.”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-inquiry/how-a-conservative-activist-invented-the-conflict-over-critical-race-theory

We have successfully frozen their brand—"critical race theory"—into the public conversation and are steadily driving up negative perceptions. We will eventually turn it toxic, as we put all of the various cultural insanities under that brand category.

— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 15, 2021

Chris Rufo, the Koch "think" tank ghoul, on actual academic Critical Race Theory discussion "I don't give a shit about this stuff"

also admits he's "ignorant" of CRT and won't debate because he doesn't know or care pic.twitter.com/qe6DtaxXeR

— zedster (@z3dster) June 22, 2021

jaymc, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:34 (one hour ago) link

Yes that is indeed what is happening. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that some douche from a think tank has admitted that the goal is to shut down all talk about race in America.

They created abortion as a moral issue in order to deflect from their commitment to racism and being anti-segregation; CRT is the same playbook in order to deflect from their systemic abuse of women and children (and also still racism).

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:37 (one hour ago) link

xp
yeah and adding to that: as Hoos just pointed out on twitter, Loudon County is *the* richest county in the country

trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:39 (one hour ago) link

i remember a lot of "shit, i can't believe these old white people are THIS racist!", but i don't know if that was exactly learning. and right now, it's just like "holy shit, i can't believe that the people who were 60 years old and racist during the tea party days are now 70 years old and even more racist today!"

The only thing I'd push back on here is that we (royal we here) reaaaallly need to stop leaning on this idea that the old white racists are dying off. This is patently untrue, as any look at the crowd on 1/6 or at pretty much any rally (or, hell, even the photos in that tweet I just posted) will reveal. I remember people during Obama's first campaign saying that we just needed to wait out the old racist people which, uh, didn't pan out at all. I just think it does a tremendous disservice to pretend that these racist shitheels are just aging out of relevance and we should put significantly more energy into worrying about the legions of 20 year old raging racist assholes.

I know that wasn't really your point KM, but it bugs me to not see the depth of the problem acknowledged.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:42 (one hour ago) link

if i had a point, that was part of it! :) it was going back to the "what has the left learned from the tea party shitshow?" question. it seems like...nothing. nothing was learned. i'm not sure that i've learned anything, either. i do think that if i hear about an angry group of White Patriots comes anywhere near my neighborhood, i'm going to counterprotest the living fuck out of them. but i live in chicago, so.

is this learning?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:53 (one hour ago) link

I would agree that nothing has been learned for sure...

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 17:53 (one hour ago) link

look, Supernintendo Chalmers! i’m learnding critical race theory!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:07 (one hour ago) link

after the 2016 election, i did try to update my living model, so i decided that i had learned that i had to confront the ugly racism, right at the heart, my own family. i confronted a whole bunch, more than i believed i ever could. and it didn't work at all, and it made it worse, and then they died. well, my mom's still there. but when the next covid variants come around she'll die as well. i guess my case is a little extreme, but what was there to be learned?

is there a fan-fiction of lord of the rings where the fellowship tries talking to the orcs and they change their minds about what sauron and saruman have been telling them?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:09 (one hour ago) link

i can imagine one of the bigger leader Orcs saying "gee Pippin, you might be right. i guess i wasn't really thinking about where my information was coming from, and who i could trust"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:10 (one hour ago) link

"i just feel like maybe Sauron's whole _message_ is kind of ugly, you know? like, where does it lead?"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:11 (one hour ago) link

lmao

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:11 (one hour ago) link

Watch: Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, just now on Critical Race Theory, ‘Wokeness’ & Jan. 6. “I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding...the country which we are here to defend?” pic.twitter.com/KsRtOoWN0w

— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) June 23, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:18 (fifty-three minutes ago) link

Today is #NationalHydrationDay! Proper hydration is not only vital to living a healthy life, but critical for our officers and agents ensuring America’s safety as things get intense under the hot summer sun. Stay hydrated to avoid heat related illnesses. pic.twitter.com/Dx2xv6FUaB

— CBP (@CBP) June 23, 2021

This is CBP trolling right? They know the replies are going to be about their destruction of humanitarian aid and it makes them chuckle.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 18:24 (forty-seven minutes ago) link


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