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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   ( divider line
    More: Misc, Liberal Democratic Party, Japan, Democratic Party of Japan, Japanese, Bank of Japan, consumption tax, Sydney University, economic powers  
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2012-12-16 03:12:53 PM  
5 votes:
This just in: the rest of the world considers our "leftist" party to lean to the right.
2012-12-16 02:59:21 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-12-16 10:18:09 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:25:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:47:10 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:39:40 PM  
1 vote:
Octopi, Dude, Octopi.
2012-12-16 08:00:50 PM  
1 vote:
So in Japan their "liberal" Democrat party is conservative...

So it is like the US?
2012-12-16 07:53:57 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:33:50 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know anything about Japanese politics, but I like their anime. They have some really good epic stories.
2012-12-16 07:20:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:01:37 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:54:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:52:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:46:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:42:42 PM  
1 vote:
wait we allow the Japanese to have their own elections? But but but Pearl Harbor!
2012-12-16 06:25:54 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:06:49 PM  
1 vote:
Were there tentacles involved?
2012-12-16 03:05:36 PM  
1 vote:
Hasn't the LDP been the majority for like 99% of the time since WWII?
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