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2017-06-19 05:37:08 AM  
Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?
 
2017-06-19 06:15:14 AM  
Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.
 
2017-06-19 06:17:03 AM  

Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.


Are you brave enough to go check?

/i'm not
 
2017-06-19 06:19:38 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

Are you brave enough to go check?

/i'm not


I don't value their opinions all that much, but I do enjoy the tantrums they throw.
 
2017-06-19 06:19:43 AM  
 Yo America, listen up

"President Macron's party didn't exist until he dreamed it up, and half of the new parliamentarians will need lessons (literally) in how to do their jobs.
And never before - at least not since Charles de Gaulle in 1958 - has a head of state had such a powerful majority, made up of men and women who depend on him so personally for their new careers."
 
2017-06-19 06:28:57 AM  
While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.
 
2017-06-19 06:29:47 AM  
This is quite a bit less than what was expected at the end of the first turn. This is clear-cut majority, but not a supermajority.
 
2017-06-19 06:32:34 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Yo America, listen up

"President Macron's party didn't exist until he dreamed it up, and half of the new parliamentarians will need lessons (literally) in how to do their jobs.
And never before - at least not since Charles de Gaulle in 1958 - has a head of state had such a powerful majority, made up of men and women who depend on him so personally for their new careers."


Macron has been credited with single-handedly saving the fifth republic, which was created by De Gaulle as a way to give enormous powers to the president. Before he came into the scene, lots of people were calling for a constitutionnal revision, some clamoring for a more parliamentary system, like in the UK.
 
2017-06-19 06:38:36 AM  
Must be some Indonesian junk going 'round.
 
2017-06-19 06:46:29 AM  

phrawgh: Must be some Indonesian junk going 'round.


 They just seem a little weird
 
2017-06-19 06:51:41 AM  

greenboy: While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.


Well, I certainly don't think there's any precedent for a single popular outsider assuming dictatorial control over the French Republic.

Well, other than the First Republic with that Napoleon chap.

Oh, uh, and the Second. With that other Napoleon chap. That one too. "First as tragedy, then as farce." All that noise.

Maybe the Third. The Nazis helped with that one though. That barely counts. And that's it.

...wait, except for the Fourth Republic. That one collapsed and de Gaulle took over.

But there's absolutely no precedent of that happening in the Fifth Republic, if you don't count de Gaulle, and why would you, he only ruled as an effective autocrat for like a decade.

What I'm saying is there's no precedent of this going wrong except for all of the precedents for this going wrong.
 
2017-06-19 06:57:34 AM  

pkjun: greenboy: While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.

Well, I certainly don't think there's any precedent for a single popular outsider assuming dictatorial control over the French Republic.

Well, other than the First Republic with that Napoleon chap.

Oh, uh, and the Second. With that other Napoleon chap. That one too. "First as tragedy, then as farce." All that noise.

Maybe the Third. The Nazis helped with that one though. That barely counts. And that's it.

...wait, except for the Fourth Republic. That one collapsed and de Gaulle took over.

But there's absolutely no precedent of that happening in the Fifth Republic, if you don't count de Gaulle, and why would you, he only ruled as an effective autocrat for like a decade.

What I'm saying is there's no precedent of this going wrong except for all of the precedents for this going wrong.


The French don't care what you do, actually, as long as you pronounce it properly.
 
2017-06-19 07:01:39 AM  
Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?
 
2017-06-19 07:04:23 AM  

pkjun: greenboy: While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.

Well, I certainly don't think there's any precedent for a single popular outsider assuming dictatorial control over the French Republic.

Well, other than the First Republic with that Napoleon chap.

Oh, uh, and the Second. With that other Napoleon chap. That one too. "First as tragedy, then as farce." All that noise.

Maybe the Third. The Nazis helped with that one though. That barely counts. And that's it.

...wait, except for the Fourth Republic. That one collapsed and de Gaulle took over.

But there's absolutely no precedent of that happening in the Fifth Republic, if you don't count de Gaulle, and why would you, he only ruled as an effective autocrat for like a decade.

What I'm saying is there's no precedent of this going wrong except for all of the precedents for this going wrong.


First, we built a republic.  That fell over and sank in the swamp.  Then we built a second and third republic.  Those, also, fell over, and sank in to the swamp.  So we built a fourth republic!  That burned, fell over, then sank into the swamp, but the fifth one stayed up!
 
2017-06-19 07:06:25 AM  

Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?


Deflection shields at max.
 
2017-06-19 07:08:15 AM  

Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?


The 'channers had a gimp-crush on his opponent, and even tried to come up with a false scandal to hurt Macron's chances of winning.  They failed horribly at it, and there's hurt feelings over how badly they lost that particular fight.
 
2017-06-19 07:08:55 AM  

Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.


They're upvoting the link declaring victory because Le Pen won a seat.
 
2017-06-19 07:09:15 AM  

Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.


s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2017-06-19 07:16:52 AM  

Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x562]


That's about the only sane reaction to this "MACRON IS GOING TO DESTROY FRANCE" BS that is being spewed, yeah.
 
2017-06-19 07:17:33 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

They're upvoting the link declaring victory because Le Pen won a seat.


I forgot to note: that's not a joke. That's what they're doing.
 
2017-06-19 07:18:41 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

They're upvoting the link declaring victory because Le Pen won a seat.


Of course they did.  See, this is political activism based on the tenets of trolling.  Be as irritating as possible for the puerile joy it brings to the kids, and all conditions are victory conditions, no matter what happens.  Opponent responds?  Hah, you baited him!  Opponent ignores you?  Oooh, he mad.  Opponent posts a response, carefully demolishing your crap argument?   Ha ha, I was only kidding!  You know why the kids love working this way?  Because they're sensitive, cowardly little showflakes that can't stand failure.  /r/the_donald is great evidence of this, because they don't even permit anyone to post anything other than glowing praise for trump.  Contrary opinions hurt the delicate little flowers.  And when Reddit was ready to cast them out for botting up their threads to make the main page, they even threatened to take their ball and go home, under the hilarious premise that Reddit somehow couldn't survive without them.  Going galt, as it were.  They left and went to Voat, where exists the hardcore nihilists they pretended they were.  Needless to say, they got chewed up, spit out, and went back to their safe space on reddit.

I kinda feel bad for the little shiats, but then I remember that the whole reason they're there is for the puerile joy at being shiatty to people without their parents finding out.  Fark 'em.
 
2017-06-19 07:18:42 AM  

Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x562]

That's about the only sane reaction to this "MACRON IS GOING TO DESTROY FRANCE" BS that is being spewed, yeah.


Oh, i thought you were implying i was deploying deflectors with my comment. My bad.
 
2017-06-19 07:27:57 AM  

Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.


I used to lurk there to see what they were thinking. They weren't.
 
2017-06-19 07:27:58 AM  
I'm really getting tired of this lady:

'Ms Le Pen said President Macron may have got a large parliamentary majority, but "he must know that his ideas are not of the majority in the country and that the French will not support a project that weakens our nation". '
 
2017-06-19 07:34:17 AM  

Cpl.D: Garza and the Supermutants: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

They're upvoting the link declaring victory because Le Pen won a seat.

Of course they did.  See, this is political activism based on the tenets of trolling.  Be as irritating as possible for the puerile joy it brings to the kids, and all conditions are victory conditions, no matter what happens.  Opponent responds?  Hah, you baited him!  Opponent ignores you?  Oooh, he mad.  Opponent posts a response, carefully demolishing your crap argument?   Ha ha, I was only kidding!  You know why the kids love working this way?  Because they're sensitive, cowardly little showflakes that can't stand failure.  /r/the_donald is great evidence of this, because they don't even permit anyone to post anything other than glowing praise for trump.  Contrary opinions hurt the delicate little flowers.  And when Reddit was ready to cast them out for botting up their threads to make the main page, they even threatened to take their ball and go home, under the hilarious premise that Reddit somehow couldn't survive without them.  Going galt, as it were.  They left and went to Voat, where exists the hardcore nihilists they pretended they were.  Needless to say, they got chewed up, spit out, and went back to their safe space on reddit.

I kinda feel bad for the little shiats, but then I remember that the whole reason they're there is for the puerile joy at being shiatty to people without their parents finding out.  Fark 'em.


This is a good comment and you should feel good about it.
 
2017-06-19 07:37:48 AM  

Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x562]

That's about the only sane reaction to this "MACRON IS GOING TO DESTROY FRANCE" BS that is being spewed, yeah.

Oh, i thought you were implying i was deploying deflectors with my comment. My bad.


Nah. My bedtime was 2 hours ago, but our door is broken so I have to wait for my boyfriend to come home from work so I can let him in the side door. No worries.
 
2017-06-19 07:38:17 AM  

Cpl.D: Garza and the Supermutants: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

They're upvoting the link declaring victory because Le Pen won a seat.

Of course they did.  See, this is political activism based on the tenets of trolling.  Be as irritating as possible for the puerile joy it brings to the kids, and all conditions are victory conditions, no matter what happens.  Opponent responds?  Hah, you baited him!  Opponent ignores you?  Oooh, he mad.  Opponent posts a response, carefully demolishing your crap argument?   Ha ha, I was only kidding!  You know why the kids love working this way?  Because they're sensitive, cowardly little showflakes that can't stand failure.  /r/the_donald is great evidence of this, because they don't even permit anyone to post anything other than glowing praise for trump.  Contrary opinions hurt the delicate little flowers.  And when Reddit was ready to cast them out for botting up their threads to make the main page, they even threatened to take their ball and go home, under the hilarious premise that Reddit somehow couldn't survive without them.  Going galt, as it were.  They left and went to Voat, where exists the hardcore nihilists they pretended they were.  Needless to say, they got chewed up, spit out, and went back to their safe space on reddit.

I kinda feel bad for the little shiats, but then I remember that the whole reason they're there is for the puerile joy at being shiatty to people without their parents finding out.  Fark 'em.


A lot of the above. But there's more, and that's what makes it fascinating. They put out at least 200 new and unique links every single day, fully and proportionately covering every trope and conspiracy in the alt-right world, and sometimes inventing a few of their own.

There's a level of organization and steady professionalism in the submissions that goes beyond anything any kissless virgin neckbeard/crazy uncle coalition could maintain.
 
2017-06-19 07:42:10 AM  

padraig: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Yo America, listen up

"President Macron's party didn't exist until he dreamed it up, and half of the new parliamentarians will need lessons (literally) in how to do their jobs.
And never before - at least not since Charles de Gaulle in 1958 - has a head of state had such a powerful majority, made up of men and women who depend on him so personally for their new careers."

Macron has been credited with single-handedly saving the fifth republic, which was created by De Gaulle as a way to give enormous powers to the president. Before he came into the scene, lots of people were calling for a constitutionnal revision, some clamoring for a more parliamentary system, like in the UK.


My good friend voted socialist over Macron last month, as did most of her friends. They all voted with his party this time around, on purpose, for this reason. The result is not happenstance.
 
2017-06-19 07:46:54 AM  

jso2897: pkjun: greenboy: While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.

Well, I certainly don't think there's any precedent for a single popular outsider assuming dictatorial control over the French Republic.

Well, other than the First Republic with that Napoleon chap.

Oh, uh, and the Second. With that other Napoleon chap. That one too. "First as tragedy, then as farce." All that noise.

Maybe the Third. The Nazis helped with that one though. That barely counts. And that's it.

...wait, except for the Fourth Republic. That one collapsed and de Gaulle took over.

But there's absolutely no precedent of that happening in the Fifth Republic, if you don't count de Gaulle, and why would you, he only ruled as an effective autocrat for like a decade.

What I'm saying is there's no precedent of this going wrong except for all of the precedents for this going wrong.

The French don't care what you do, actually, as long as you pronounce it properly.


The French get pissed if you get the gender of your noun wrong and say "le" when you should have said "la".  How they hell is someone supposed to remember if that bush masculine or feminine?  Stupid language.
 
2017-06-19 07:50:29 AM  

Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x562]

That's about the only sane reaction to this "MACRON IS GOING TO DESTROY FRANCE" BS that is being spewed, yeah.

Oh, i thought you were implying i was deploying deflectors with my comment. My bad.

Nah. My bedtime was 2 hours ago, but our door is broken so I have to wait for my boyfriend to come home from work so I can let him in the side door. No worries.


Not the back door?

/I feel bad for typing that
//Couldn't help myself
///Will go sit in the corner now, and think about what I've done
 
2017-06-19 07:59:57 AM  

Alternative Facts: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: Wait... Macron is now a badguy? When did this happen?

Deflection shields at max.

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x562]

That's about the only sane reaction to this "MACRON IS GOING TO DESTROY FRANCE" BS that is being spewed, yeah.

Oh, i thought you were implying i was deploying deflectors with my comment. My bad.

Nah. My bedtime was 2 hours ago, but our door is broken so I have to wait for my boyfriend to come home from work so I can let him in the side door. No worries.

Not the back door?

/I feel bad for typing that
//Couldn't help myself
///Will go sit in the corner now, and think about what I've done


If her backdoor was broken i doubt she'd still be at home. Possibly hobbling towards the nearest ER maybe.
 
2017-06-19 08:06:17 AM  

Cpl.D: Opponent posts a response, carefully demolishing your crap argument?   Ha ha, I was only kidding!


Your comment was mostly correct but I disagree with this line.  They ignore carefully written response that demolish their BS statements.   They'll post something like, "Dems are running a pedo ring out of a pizza store."  You respond with a carefully worded response with links disproving their case.  It doesn't matter because they won.  They spent 2 minutes writing a BS post and you spend an our researching the response.  They got to spread their BS and you've wasted an hour, that is the victory for them.

Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 08:12:05 AM  

Muta: jso2897: pkjun: greenboy: While I like what Macron has done so far, I believe that the applicable phrase is : "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I'm hoping this doesn't happen though.

Well, I certainly don't think there's any precedent for a single popular outsider assuming dictatorial control over the French Republic.

Well, other than the First Republic with that Napoleon chap.

Oh, uh, and the Second. With that other Napoleon chap. That one too. "First as tragedy, then as farce." All that noise.

Maybe the Third. The Nazis helped with that one though. That barely counts. And that's it.

...wait, except for the Fourth Republic. That one collapsed and de Gaulle took over.

But there's absolutely no precedent of that happening in the Fifth Republic, if you don't count de Gaulle, and why would you, he only ruled as an effective autocrat for like a decade.

What I'm saying is there's no precedent of this going wrong except for all of the precedents for this going wrong.

The French don't care what you do, actually, as long as you pronounce it properly.

The French get pissed if you get the gender of your noun wrong and say "le" when you should have said "la".  How they hell is someone supposed to remember if that bush masculine or feminine?  Stupid language.


Whereas English, a perfectly rational language, has decided its articles should have nothing to do with gender at all.

Instead we have one article, "the," to indicate that speaker believes that the following noun is one which the listener knows of, and which, when imagined, will be identical to the specific one imagined by the speaker, and furthermore that the speaker believes the listener will also be aware of all of this.

We have another article, "a," though it appears as "an" immediately before a vowel sound, and sometimes an h sound, and usually not before a semi-vowel. We use that one when the reference conditions in the last paragraph aren't met, usually because the speaker does mean to single out any particular noun, but also to introduce a particular one to the listener.

Sometimes you use "the" in other ways though, usually to specify that you do mean to single out a particular one, and its status as known/unknown to the listener is irrelevant, and you aren't going to introduce one specific example. You can't always do that though.

Sometimes you shouldn't use any of those and you should instead pluralise the noun to specify indefiniteness in number as well as identity. You can't always do this, too.

Also there are lots of exceptions.

English is much more sensible, you see. Classing nouns into arbitrary categories? Wacky!
 
2017-06-19 08:15:06 AM  

Smoking GNU: her


I'm a dude. Thus, the back-door comment is perfectly acceptable.

....except that my backdoor is broken and I probably should have seen a doctor about it at some point :v

Muta: Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.


Do you have a source for this? I keep wanting to find this quote and I'd like to bookmark it.
 
2017-06-19 08:18:24 AM  
At lease we don't pretend a tree has a vagina.
 
2017-06-19 08:19:26 AM  

Summercat: Smoking GNU: her

I'm a dude. Thus, the back-door comment is perfectly acceptable.

....except that my backdoor is broken and I probably should have seen a doctor about it at some point :v

Muta: Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.

Do you have a source for this? I keep wanting to find this quote and I'd like to bookmark it.


Oh. Sorry about that. Never seen it mentioned otherswise so i assumed.
 
2017-06-19 08:21:51 AM  

Smoking GNU: Summercat: Smoking GNU: her

I'm a dude. Thus, the back-door comment is perfectly acceptable.

....except that my backdoor is broken and I probably should have seen a doctor about it at some point :v

Muta: Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.

Do you have a source for this? I keep wanting to find this quote and I'd like to bookmark it.

Oh. Sorry about that. Never seen it mentioned otherswise so i assumed.


It's okay, my TF was sponsored by someone who thought I was a girl and called me such in the thread where he said he was buying it for me. I didn't realize the implications of "Oh so that explains that weird message. Also, I'm a dude."
 
2017-06-19 08:22:28 AM  

Summercat: Muta: Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.


Do you have a source for this? I keep wanting to find this quote and I'd like to bookmark it.


I believe the quote was from "Anti-Semite and Jew"
 
2017-06-19 08:42:08 AM  

Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.


And, as the post right above yours demonstrates, so are the Clinton cultists.
 
2017-06-19 08:46:29 AM  
Ms Le Pen said President Macron may have got a large parliamentary majority, but "he must know that his ideas are not of the majority in the country and that the French will not support a project that weakens our nation".

lol quelle?

/tu as perdu
//le surmonter
 
2017-06-19 08:47:56 AM  

Muta: Summercat: Muta: Jean-Paul Sartre identified the practice with respect to the anti-Semites 50 some years ago.


Do you have a source for this? I keep wanting to find this quote and I'd like to bookmark it.

I believe the quote was from "Anti-Semite and Jew"


And bookmarked. Thank you.
 
2017-06-19 08:49:51 AM  

Muta: At lease we don't pretend a tree has a vagina.


Maybe you don't...
 
2017-06-19 08:49:56 AM  

pkjun: Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?


Maybe one day we'll find a centrist to run for office.
 
2017-06-19 08:51:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: pkjun: Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?

Maybe one day we'll find a centrist to run for office.


The Democrats found one, but he lost their primary because 60 year old ideas with a proven history of working are scary.
 
2017-06-19 08:59:41 AM  

Murkanen: Cpl.D: Oh, man.  The trumpy edgelords over on /pol/ and /r/the_donald are probably seething right now.

You'd think they'd be used to consistent, repeated failure by now.

And, as the post right above yours demonstrates, so are the Clinton cultists.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 09:01:06 AM  

Murkanen: HotWingConspiracy: pkjun: Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?

Maybe one day we'll find a centrist to run for office.

The Democrats found one, but he lost their primary because 60 year old ideas with a proven history of working are scary.


37.media.tumblr.com
 
2017-06-19 09:03:32 AM  

Muta: At lease we don't pretend a tree has a vagina.


Everything has a vagina if you're brace enough.
 
2017-06-19 09:04:21 AM  

Summoner101: Ms Le Pen said President Macron may have got a large parliamentary majority, but "he must know that his ideas are not of the majority in the country and that the French will not support a project that weakens our nation".

lol quelle?

/tu as perdu
//le surmonter


What an actual mandate looks like.
 
2017-06-19 10:06:00 AM  

Murkanen: HotWingConspiracy: pkjun: Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?

Maybe one day we'll find a centrist to run for office.


Maybe one day a left-winger will run for office and actually win something. Like, the kind of winning where you have control of the government, not the kind of "winning" where you come in second but it was really a moral victory guys because They expected us to lose by a lot more and They probably cheated but we showed Them by only losing a little bit, which only proves we're more electable and we'd prove it if everyone just voted for us instead of the people they like better
 
2017-06-19 10:14:09 AM  

pkjun: Jeremy Corbyn's unapologetically socialist Labour party loses election, but somewhat less badly than they lost the last one: Hurrah for Jezza!This is a proven model for all progressives everywhere to follow. Are you listening, Democrats?

Emmanuel Macron's unapologetically centrist, pragmatic En Marche party demolishes all entrenched left-wing and right-wing parties, steamrolling to an earthquake victory: er...did Trump tweet something yet?


One of these occurred in a system with first-past-the-post voting.
One of these occurred in a system with a delayed runoff between the top two candidates.

One of those is a direct analog to US congressional elections.
One of them isn't.
 
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