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(CNN)   Japanese election results are as confusing as their porn. Upstart Democratic Party of Japan has been defeated by the conservative-leaning Liberal Democratic Party   (cnn.com) divider line 102
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2012-12-16 02:59:21 PM  
www.austinchronicle.com

SPRITTERS!!!
 
2012-12-16 03:05:36 PM  
Hasn't the LDP been the majority for like 99% of the time since WWII?
 
2012-12-16 03:06:49 PM  
Were there tentacles involved?
 
2012-12-16 03:12:53 PM  
This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.
 
2012-12-16 03:13:21 PM  
But how did the Liberal Upstart party of democrats do?

(Yes, I know I was beaten to the punch)
 
2012-12-16 06:25:38 PM  

trivial use of my dark powers: Were there tentacles involved?


What do YOU think?

/ where there tentacles involved? Pffft!
 
2012-12-16 06:25:54 PM  

Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.


"Lean" to the right?
 
2012-12-16 06:26:11 PM  

trivial use of my dark powers: Were there tentacles involved?


Yes, along with double penetration and a poor understanding of female anatomy.
 
2012-12-16 06:26:24 PM  
Besides the reliance on those egg shaped toys and bushes, I don't know what is special about Japanese porn, hence don't know how it can be confusing.

Heck, I have no idea how any porn can be confusing.
 
2012-12-16 06:27:06 PM  

DamnYankees: Hasn't the LDP been the majority for like 99% of the time since WWII?


Something like that, yeah. They might be more dominant in contested elections than Mexico's PRI.
 
2012-12-16 06:28:40 PM  

DerAppie: Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.

"Lean" to the right?


to the right to the right, to the left to the left
dip baby dip, come on let's dip baby dip baby

lemme see that tootsie roll
 
2012-12-16 06:28:54 PM  
"liberal" as in "neoliberal," online idiots.
 
2012-12-16 06:33:42 PM  
As long as they keep control of their giant robots I'm cool and the gang with the outcome.
 
2012-12-16 06:42:42 PM  
wait we allow the Japanese to have their own elections? But but but Pearl Harbor!
 
2012-12-16 06:45:20 PM  
I don't know anything about this, but I do know that dropping atomic bombs on them worked once before for something, so perhaps it should be considered again.
 
2012-12-16 06:45:31 PM  
I've seen enough Japanese elections to know where this is going....
 
2012-12-16 06:46:02 PM  
In the most general sense, a democrat is someone who believes in democracy. You can be called a democrat and have absolutely no connection to the idea of the US party.
 
2012-12-16 06:46:09 PM  
Still not as crazy as South Korean politics
/Punches will be thrown
 
2012-12-16 06:47:48 PM  

Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.


This American leftist party would be considered too far to the left in Europe...

Communist Party USA (Wikipedia Article)
 
2012-12-16 06:50:09 PM  
The Liberal Democratic Party is neither liberal, nor democratic, nor a party. DISCUSS!
 
2012-12-16 06:50:52 PM  

Not_The_Target_Market: I've seen enough Japanese elections to know where this is going....


Not sure if linguistic pun...
 
2012-12-16 06:52:22 PM  

mayIFark: Besides the reliance on those egg shaped toys and bushes, I don't know what is special about Japanese porn, hence don't know how it can be confusing.

Heck, I have no idea how any porn can be confusing.


It's confusing because the most genuinely romantic porn I've seen here was about a group of swingers technically raping a girl in a cabin until she enjoyed it and they all had an orgy. It was an actual love story, though.

Meanwhile, the average scene makes you want to file charges. In J-Porn the most used word is "No." followed by "Bad." and an honorable mention to the squeaky noises which aren't a word but no other women on Earth seem to make.
 
2012-12-16 06:52:33 PM  
Is the conservative candidate whining submissively like a puppy?
 
2012-12-16 06:53:41 PM  

DerAppie: Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.

"Lean" to the right?


More like a step to the ri ri rightttttt

/hands on your hips
 
2012-12-16 06:54:16 PM  

EyeHateOnlineIdiots: "liberal" as in "neoliberal," online idiots.


"Neoliberal" as in "Obama."
"Neoconservative" as in "Dubya."
There are very few actual liberals left in the United States.
 
2012-12-16 06:54:45 PM  
So by the Jonah Goldberg school of thinking the victors are Nazis and we must mike Japan immediately.

/misunderstanding political terms cross-culture - it's a career!
 
2012-12-16 06:58:18 PM  

doglover: It's confusing because the most genuinely romantic porn I've seen here was about a group of swingers technically raping a girl in a cabin until she enjoyed it and they all had an orgy. It was an actual love story, though.


Hmmm I wonder twilight did in Japan. Maybe it needs more rape before it is romantic enough for them.
 
2012-12-16 07:01:37 PM  
The actual name of the party is 自由民主党

Silly arguing about the meaning of the English translation (which is only an approximation at best)
 
2012-12-16 07:03:46 PM  
Sadly, I am deeply concerned as the LDP put Shinzo Abe back in charge while they are having serious troubles with China. That's like putting Jack Kevorkian in charge of Healthcare. Abe loves to upset the Chinese by visiting a shrine dedicated to "War Heroes" of of World War II.
 
2012-12-16 07:05:39 PM  

Gergesa: doglover: It's confusing because the most genuinely romantic porn I've seen here was about a group of swingers technically raping a girl in a cabin until she enjoyed it and they all had an orgy. It was an actual love story, though.

Hmmm I wonder twilight did in Japan. Maybe it needs more rape before it is romantic enough for them.


I think it's the convention.

In US porn they shout "Yes. Yes! I'm coming!"

In Japan they squeak "Bad. No! I'm going!"

Same general idea. Different languages say things differently.
 
2012-12-16 07:09:53 PM  
I'm more confused because they all look arike.
 
2012-12-16 07:10:35 PM  
I wonder if they both rode the same trucks taking turns yelling over the loudspeaker.
 
2012-12-16 07:12:29 PM  

bukijin: The actual name of the party is 自由民主党

Silly arguing about the meaning of the English translation (which is only an approximation at best)


That literally means "Freedom People Party".
 
2012-12-16 07:13:06 PM  

DamnYankees: bukijin: The actual name of the party is 自由民主党

Silly arguing about the meaning of the English translation (which is only an approximation at best)

That literally means "Freedom People Democracy Party".


FTFM
 
2012-12-16 07:14:14 PM  
Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.

Also: in Europe and most of the rest of the world the words "liberal" and "conservative" have different meanings than they do in the US.
 
2012-12-16 07:15:29 PM  
"Abe said plans to take a strong stand Japan's territorial disputes with China and its other neighbors but also seek to improve relations with Beijing."

Beijing's response will be:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-16 07:16:36 PM  
Erection day, indeed.
 
2012-12-16 07:20:10 PM  

fusillade762: Saborlas: This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.

Also: in Europe and most of the rest of the world the words "liberal" and "conservative" have different meanings than they do in the US.


This ^ ^

What we call 'neo conservative', everyone else calls 'neo liberal'. Thatcher wasn't a leading light of the conservatives, she was THE great neo liberal. It can be very offputting, if you happen to, say, take a modern poli-sci course in a non-American university...
 
2012-12-16 07:20:31 PM  
You know who else had a right-leaning party called Socialists?
 
2012-12-16 07:24:11 PM  

Not_The_Target_Market: I've seen enough Japanese elections to know where this is going....


Brawling among lawmakers? Or does that just occur in South Korea and Taiwan?
 
2012-12-16 07:26:03 PM  

bukijin: The actual name of the party is 自由民主党

Silly arguing about the meaning of the English translation (which is only an approximation at best)


Oh not this shiat again.
 
2012-12-16 07:32:05 PM  

UsikFark: bukijin: The actual name of the party is 自由民主党

Silly arguing about the meaning of the English translation (which is only an approximation at best)

Oh not this shiat again.


It translates as "The Free Democratic Party" not liberal.
 
2012-12-16 07:32:26 PM  
Yesterday, the wife expressed an intention to vote for one of the minor parties: the Nihon Isshin Party (日本維新の会), mainly as a protest vote.

I had to gently remind her that the party's head, Ishihara, is a rightist nutjob.
 
2012-12-16 07:33:50 PM  
I don't know anything about Japanese politics, but I like their anime. They have some really good epic stories.
 
2012-12-16 07:36:33 PM  

mayIFark: Besides the reliance on those egg shaped toys and bushes, I don't know what is special about Japanese porn, hence don't know how it can be confusing.

Heck, I have no idea how any porn can be confusing.


I was confused why someone would want to watch a video of a woman getting a seawater enema through a kitchen funnel and then ride a surfboard while shiatting it back out.

/you need to broaden your cultural horizons more
 
2012-12-16 07:38:57 PM  

rev. dave: I don't know anything about Japanese politics, but I like their anime. They have some really good epic stories.


Same here. There's one in particular, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, that's quite compelling. It delves into cybernetics and its political underpinnings in a futuristic Japan. Ever seen it?
 
2012-12-16 07:39:17 PM  
Hey, as long as we get the next two Eva movies out in the US, I could care less.
 
2012-12-16 07:39:54 PM  

DamnYankees: Hasn't the LDP been the majority for like 99% of the time since WWII?


Yep.

Kyoto was a bit awkward this weekend with the anti-foreign party out and about. I was glad I was on the bus when I went past their campaign truck.
 
2012-12-16 07:40:28 PM  

sseye: mayIFark: Besides the reliance on those egg shaped toys and bushes, I don't know what is special about Japanese porn, hence don't know how it can be confusing.

Heck, I have no idea how any porn can be confusing.

I was confused why someone would want to watch a video of a woman getting a seawater enema through a kitchen funnel and then ride a surfboard while shiatting it back out.

/you need to broaden your cultural horizons more


OW OWW OWWWW! My head!

/Need whiskey to erase that image from my mind...
/I hate you right now
 
2012-12-16 07:40:35 PM  
LDP leader Shinzo Abe was PM from Sept '06 to Sept '07 but resigned partly due to his chronic ulcerative colitis. "Once ulcerative colitis worsens," stated Abe, "I would need to go to the lavatory 30 times a day. It would be absolutely impossible to perform the heavy duties of prime minister." In September of 2012, however, Abe tried a new drug (Asacol) that proved very effective in controlling his bowel movements. He may find the seat of power to be much more comfortable now that the seat of his toilet has a chance to cool down.

/hot
 
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