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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
 
2012-12-16 07:41:25 PM  

sseye:

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.


I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-12-16 07:46:23 PM  

Apos: 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?


Some of those political statements are really interesting. They get a little too close to home though when Americans are seen as imperialists.
 
2012-12-16 07:47:38 PM  
About as confusing as Portugal's Social Democratic Party or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...
 
2012-12-16 07:47:39 PM  

doglover: 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.


Not to mention that the women in hentai are all 13-year-old schoolgirls. Pedobear should have slanted eyes.


/sorry
 
2012-12-16 07:49:38 PM  

viscountalpha: Apos: 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?

Some of those political statements are really interesting. They get a little too close to home though when Americans are seen as imperialists.


I know what you mean.
 
2012-12-16 07:53:57 PM  
The funny thing about all the Japanese porn I've seen is that all the naughty bits are pixelated. If you have to censor your porn, why the fark would you even bother?
 
2012-12-16 07:54:11 PM  
I understand given the way Japanese guys are usually hung, it would be difficult for the average Japanese woman to tell if she's being raped or her panties are giving her a wedgie. "Pappy" Boyington, in his memoirs, said that as a POW in Japan, when Japanese guards saw them showering they would point and say (in Japanese) "Too much". One of the decent guards who spoke English said "I think once you guys win there will be many happy marriages between your men and our women."
 
2012-12-16 07:55:01 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: The funny thing about all the Japanese porn I've seen is that all the naughty bits are pixelated. If you have to censor your porn, why the fark would you even bother?


SO MUCH THIS
 
2012-12-16 08:00:50 PM  
So in Japan their "liberal" Democrat party is conservative...

So it is like the US?
 
2012-12-16 08:02:15 PM  

doglover:
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.


Normal people problems.

NSFW TEXT Real men read doujins  NSFW TEXT 
I love it so much. I've even seen a few of those bubbles in their natural environment.
Good times.
 
2012-12-16 08:11:55 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: [www.austinchronicle.com image 379x299]

SPRITTERS!!!


Well, if I may...I think the interesting thing here is the big swing to the Silly Party and of course the very large swing back to the Sensible Party...and a tendency to wobble up and down in the middle because the screw's loose.
 
2012-12-16 08:14:07 PM  

Apos: 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?


Cowboy Bebop's very good. It's not a robots-and-firefights deal. It has a noir-ish quality, with complex, morally ambiguous characters, and the future-tech isn't the focus. It also has nice jazz and blues for the soundtrack.
 
2012-12-16 08:14:23 PM  

TheManofPA: 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


I'm waiting for the pelvic thrust, myself.
 
2012-12-16 08:19:36 PM  
The DPJ was doing well until they tried to increase the national sales tax. That caused a revolt within the party and the formation of one or two splinter parties.

God, I hate Abe. Last time he was Prime Minister, he ignored economic issues while focusing all his energies trying to sanitize Japan's history text books. Worthless piece of shiat.
 
2012-12-16 08:21:41 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: The funny thing about all the Japanese porn I've seen is that all the naughty bits are pixelated. If you have to censor your porn, why the fark would you even bother?


The crazy thing is that it doesn't really hide anything. It doesn't "protect" people from seeing the naughtiest stuff; you can still tell exactly what's going on and see the general outlines of things. it's only enough to be irritating to those watching it.

REALLY irritating.
 
2012-12-16 08:22:59 PM  
The guy on the left can reach three times as many voters as his opponent:
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-12-16 08:23:14 PM  

kg2095: 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)


That American leftist part was widely joked to have more FBI informers than members back when anybody remembered they existed at all.
 
2012-12-16 08:31:33 PM  

IgnatiusJReilly: You know who else had a right-leaning party called Socialists?


My "favorite" misleading name for a political party is the National Democratic Party of Germany.

/ xenophobic enough to scare some of the 'Baggers here in the USA, simply because 'cause they aren't German...
// successor to the "German Reich Party"
/// approved by David Duke...
 
2012-12-16 08:37:30 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: The funny thing about all the Japanese porn I've seen is that all the naughty bits are pixelated. If you have to censor your porn, why the fark would you even bother?


I think that may be part of the reason it's so weird. "We can't show a human penis? Fine! Tentacles it is then."
 
2012-12-16 08:39:40 PM  
Octopi, Dude, Octopi.
 
2012-12-16 08:47:10 PM  
Headline fail. I'm sorry, but their election results are not as confusing as their porn. Nothing is as confusing as their porn.
 
2012-12-16 08:52:48 PM  

gerbilpox: Benjimin_Dover: The funny thing about all the Japanese porn I've seen is that all the naughty bits are pixelated. If you have to censor your porn, why the fark would you even bother?

The crazy thing is that it doesn't really hide anything. It doesn't "protect" people from seeing the naughtiest stuff; you can still tell exactly what's going on and see the general outlines of things. it's only enough to be irritating to those watching it.

REALLY irritating.


Very irritating. My wheels really get spun by Japanese chicks (if you mute out all the crying whimpering crap that they do) and it pisses me off that I can't see a good hot Japanese chick and all her glorious Japanese parts. LOL
 
2012-12-16 09:00:33 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: Headline fail. I'm sorry, but their election results are not as confusing as their porn. Nothing is as confusing as their porn.


Nothing is sexier than pixilated genitals with squids on them.
 
2012-12-16 09:25:00 PM  

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


What I love about people like you is that you pretend to know what world politics are like, pretend that we're some sort of super conservative country when France had LePen finish third in their presidential elections, abortion is strictly illegal in several countries in Europe, most of the world actively censors the Internet, racial supremacist parties have active standing in most countries, no one allows as many immigrants at their country each year as the us, we spend more per capita on publicly funded health care and education than all but a few countries in the world and certainly more in total dollars than anyone, we have vastly less severe racial animosity than most countries, and we're one of only a tiny few countries that's actually cutting green house gas emissions.
 
2012-12-16 09:26:58 PM  

gerbilpox: Apos: 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?

Cowboy Bebop's very good. It's not a robots-and-firefights deal. It has a noir-ish quality, with complex, morally ambiguous characters, and the future-tech isn't the focus. It also has nice jazz and blues for the soundtrack.


That's a very good one as well.
 
2012-12-16 09:30:54 PM  

BoothbyTCD: kg2095: 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)

That American leftist part was widely joked to have more FBI informers than members back when anybody remembered they existed at all.


That's part of the reason I linked to the Wikipedia article instead of the party's web site. I didn't want to get my or anyone else's IP address on someone's list.
 
2012-12-16 09:35:09 PM  

Hector Remarkable: 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.


Yes because how dare people of color try to run their own.
 
2012-12-16 09:35:49 PM  

Latinwolf: Hector Remarkable: 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.

Yes because how dare people of color try to run their own.


government

Yes hit the button too soon.
 
2012-12-16 09:51:49 PM  

ciberido: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: [www.austinchronicle.com image 379x299]

SPRITTERS!!!

veganismisthefuture.com

Well, if I may...I think the interesting thing here is the big swing to the Silly Party and of course the very large swing back to the Sensible Party...and a tendency to wobble up and down in the middle because the screw's loose.


Can I just add at this point that this is in fact the second time I've ever been on television?
 
2012-12-16 09:56:07 PM  

ciberido: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: [www.austinchronicle.com image 379x299]

SPRITTERS!!!

Well, if I may...I think the interesting thing here is the big swing to the Silly Party and of course the very large swing back to the Sensible Party...and a tendency to wobble up and down in the middle because the screw's loose.


well, it's just as the experts expected, except that the "conservative-leaning Liberal Democratic Party" has won.

I Believe this's mainly due to the number of votes cast.
 
2012-12-16 10:13:06 PM  

Latinwolf: Latinwolf: Hector Remarkable: 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.

Yes because how dare people of color try to run their own.

government

Yes hit the button too soon.


I blame the
 
2012-12-16 10:14:14 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Latinwolf: Latinwolf: Hector Remarkable: 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.

Yes because how dare people of color try to run their own.

government

Yes hit the button too soon.

I blame the


government
 
2012-12-16 10:18:09 PM  

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


Liberal as in real liberal, as it originally referred to one who espoused freedom. Used to know the history of how the liberals were slowly emasculated and finally absorbed into the Labor party and all that, but it was too long ago to recall the details. Nor does it matter except to a confused subby.
 
2012-12-16 10:32:00 PM  

WippitGuud: 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.


Sometimes even that doesn't apply. North Korea is, of course, is officially the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
 
2012-12-16 10:34:36 PM  
The Japanese will apparently become the only nation to be nuked three times. This last time is gonna be a Chinese doozy.

/well, maybe four times if you count Fukashiming themselves.
 
2012-12-16 10:49:40 PM  
This is a bad news for Japan. This will justify China's soaring military budget against the world. Now if China does something weird outside of its border, we can now blame Japanese politicians.

As a person who has relatives in Japan and lived there for some time, it's obvious to say that Japan has never been a democratic country after World War 2.
 
2012-12-16 10:53:23 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Hector Remarkable: Latinwolf: Latinwolf: Hector Remarkable: 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.

Yes because how dare people of color try to run their own.

government

Yes hit the button too soon.

I blame the

government


Are you guys typing with two hands and mousing with your cocks? I have to finish typing before I reach up to hit "Add Comment."

/fwp
 
2012-12-16 10:57:20 PM  

gerbilpox: Apos: 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?

Cowboy Bebop's very good. It's not a robots-and-firefights deal. It has a noir-ish quality, with complex, morally ambiguous characters, and the future-tech isn't the focus. It also has nice jazz and blues for the soundtrack.


There is a 4 CD set of Cowboy Bebop soundtrack performed by the original artists, the Seatbelts. Highly reccomend nabbing a copy.
 
2012-12-16 11:01:40 PM  
Allied Atheist Alliance, Unified Atheist League, the United Atheist Alliance... same difference.

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-12-16 11:23:33 PM  

Koodz: Are you guys typing with two hands and mousing with your cocks?


Well, I don't know about him, but I am. Well, it's a touchpad, but you get the idea...
 
2012-12-16 11:24:58 PM  
I read that as 'upskirt democratic party"

Hey, it's Japan, it would make sense.
 
2012-12-16 11:54:19 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-17 12:23:12 AM  

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


Nowhere.
 
2012-12-17 12:51:32 AM  

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

Liberal as in real liberal, as it originally referred to one who espoused freedom. Used to know the history of how the liberals were slowly emasculated and finally absorbed into the Labor party and all that, but it was too long ago to recall the details. Nor does it matter except to a confused subby.


not exactly, online idiot. The original political meaning of the word liberal concerned whether to allow the rich to do as they pleased with their money. So liberal meant 'I think the rich should be able to do as they please with their money and the government should not be able to restrict the use of their money.'
 
2012-12-17 02:19:45 AM  
There's socially liberal and economically liberal. Liberal parties in North America started as the economically liberal variety but gradually turned into the socially liberal kinds.

Then the entire U.S. political system slid to the right, so at least there the term Liberal is back to where it used to be, but now "conservative" is even more messed up.

A 2010's "Liberal" is equivalent to a 1980's "conservative" and a 2010's "conservative" is equivalent to 1980's "reactionary."
 
2012-12-17 02:19:56 AM  

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

What I love about people like you is that you pretend to know what world politics are like, pretend that we're some sort of super conservative country when France had LePen finish third in their presidential elections, abortion is strictly illegal in several countries in Europe, most of the world actively censors the Internet, racial supremacist parties have active standing in most countries, no one allows as many immigrants at their country each year as the us, we spend more per capita on publicly funded health care and education than all but a few countries in the world and certainly more in total dollars than anyone, we have vastly less severe racial animosity than most countries, and we're one of only a tiny few countries that's actually cutting green house gas emissions.


Now, that was just mean. What are you going to do next, tell him Santa doesn't exist?
 
2012-12-17 02:58:51 AM  
They're only as 'conservative' as a big-spending Republican is (like Bush)
 
2012-12-17 05:28:36 AM  

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

What I love about people like you is that you pretend to know what world politics are like, pretend that we're some sort of super conservative country when France had LePen finish third in their presidential elections, abortion is strictly illegal in several countries in Europe, most of the world actively censors the Internet, racial supremacist parties have active standing in most countries, no one allows as many immigrants at their country each year as the us, we spend more per capita on publicly funded health care and education than all but a few countries in the world and certainly more in total dollars than anyone, we have vastly less severe racial animosity than most countries, and we're one of only a tiny few countries that's actually cutting green house gas emissions.


We're also seeing hard-right parties in Europe thanks to the recession. Google Golden Dawn in Greece, for example. Their magazine has a farking SWASTIKA on the cover.

I guess another big European war WOULD help the economy...
 
2012-12-17 06:01:01 AM  

Voxper: 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.


Did you spank her?
 
2012-12-17 07:14:45 AM  
Is there as much crying?
 
2012-12-17 08:03:16 AM  

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

What I love about people like you is that you pretend to know what world politics are like, pretend that we're some sort of super conservative country when France had LePen finish third in their presidential elections, abortion is strictly illegal in several countries in Europe, most of the world actively censors the Internet, racial supremacist parties have active standing in most countries, no one allows as many immigrants at their country each year as the us, we spend more per capita on publicly funded health care and education than all but a few countries in the world and certainly more in total dollars than anyone, we have vastly less severe racial animosity than most countries, and we're one of only a tiny few countries that's actually cutting green house gas emissions.

We're also seeing hard-right parties in Europe thanks to the recession. Google Golden Dawn in Greece, for example. Their magazine has a farking SWASTIKA on the cover.

.


you online idiots need to realize something--being anti-immigration is NOT rightwing, but instead Leftwing, TRUELeft. Being pro-immigration is rightwing. Immigration lowers wages and fragments the unity of the majority. Without a united majority, there is no Left.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled pseudo-political discussion, online idiots.
 
2012-12-17 09:45:43 AM  

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

Not sure if linguistic pun...


A cunning one, even...
 
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