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2017-08-31 11:17:30 PM  
Wait, both sides are bad!?
 
2017-08-31 11:26:47 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-31 11:55:12 PM  
Oh dear, I think Hillary Clinton might get impeached.  She's definitely not acting presidential.

And wow, they really blew the lid off New America's "retracting-a-blog-post-critical-of-a-donor-and-then-republishing-it-a​-short-time-later" scandal. The GOP's continued collusion with the Soviet Empire to undermine our democracy is just peanuts compared to that.
 
2017-08-31 11:59:28 PM  
TFA writer sounds like a Bernie Bro.


/BUT HER GOLDMAN SACHS SPEECHES!!
 
2017-09-01 12:01:36 AM  
They are literally what-about-ism-ing a group that John Podesta bowed out of 14 years ago to our current President. What-about-ism has truly become What-the-fark-ism.
 
2017-09-01 12:01:59 AM  
"look at these two examples as evidence that both sides are bad"
 
2017-09-01 12:01:59 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Wait, both sides are bad!?


Obviously.

Why do you think Hair Hitler got elected?

Yes, I am serious as a matter of fact.
 
2017-09-01 12:37:59 AM  
And you are lynching negroes, Slate?
 
2017-09-01 12:47:12 AM  
Both sides ARE bad.  It's a Fark joke, but that doesn't make it untrue.
 
2017-09-01 12:49:55 AM  
Ah, so people tangentially related to Democratic politicians who were acting as private citizens are acting in ways that Democrats say they don't like, therefore Democrats are hypocrites, even though they, themselves haven't done anything hypocritical, or use their position of power in hypocritical ways. Got it.
 
2017-09-01 12:53:51 AM  
I am too exhausted with derp to read this article. Anyone wanna sum-up?
 
2017-09-01 01:27:27 AM  
If you kind of think of it in a certain way, Democrats also launched a car into a crowd.
 
2017-09-01 01:48:36 AM  

parkthebus: Both sides ARE bad.  It's a Fark joke, but that doesn't make it untrue.


Yes, but if you are on one side, you're absolutely convinced that everything about you and your side is good, and everything about the other side is evil.
 
2017-09-01 01:56:37 AM  
FTFA: the point is that Democrats claimed they were running a democratic contest when, in fact, they were not.

This is a liberal site.  Jesus, Dems, when will you admit that your horrible candidate was worse pre-election than the GOP horrible candidate.

I blame Dems equally for Trump.  The best they could do was was Hillary, who this article confirms was slimy.
 
2017-09-01 02:08:50 AM  
abetting the truth-suppressing impulses of an omnicorporation

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-01 02:10:56 AM  

vygramul: I am too exhausted with derp to read this article. Anyone wanna sum-up?


Natalie Portmanteau: Wait, both sides are bad!?

 
2017-09-01 02:20:48 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-01 03:11:48 AM  
Who writes this shiat?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Mathis-Lilley

Biography
Mathis-Lilley worked at worked at New York, where he began as an editorial assistant in 2004. While at New York, his tasks included overseeing "The Approval Matrix," a feature humorously graphing multiple things in regards to two qualities.[2] in June 2012, he was hired by BuzzFeed, where he served as the website's sports editor until his firing in March 2014.[3][4] He began contributing to Slate the same year.
 
2017-09-01 03:23:23 AM  

Gangster of Boats: Who writes this shiat?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Mathis-Lilley

Biography
Mathis-Lilley worked at worked at New York, where he began as an editorial assistant in 2004. While at New York, his tasks included overseeing "The Approval Matrix," a feature humorously graphing multiple things in regards to two qualities.[2] in June 2012, he was hired by BuzzFeed, where he served as the website's sports editor until his firing in March 2014.[3][4] He began contributing to Slate the same year.


Whoa, this is some damned good weed.

Far out!
 
2017-09-01 03:27:30 AM  
I've always said that once the true extent of Russian Money in American politics has been determined, Republicans won't be the only players with property on the Monopoly board.
 
2017-09-01 03:32:23 AM  

parkthebus: Both sides ARE bad.  It's a Fark joke, but that doesn't make it untrue.


One side is a giant stain on the human race and the other has problems to work out.  Not even close to the equality that using BSAB implies.
 
2017-09-01 03:33:31 AM  

skinnycatullus: Gangster of Boats: Who writes this shiat?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Mathis-Lilley

Biography
Mathis-Lilley worked at worked at New York, where he began as an editorial assistant in 2004. While at New York, his tasks included overseeing "The Approval Matrix," a feature humorously graphing multiple things in regards to two qualities.[2] in June 2012, he was hired by BuzzFeed, where he served as the website's sports editor until his firing in March 2014.[3][4] He began contributing to Slate the same year.

Whoa, this is some damned good weed.

Far out!


Slate must be desperate for warm bodies if they're willing to hire the people who were too inept for Buzzfeed of all places.
 
2017-09-01 03:40:08 AM  

propasaurus: vygramul: I am too exhausted with derp to read this article. Anyone wanna sum-up?

Natalie Portmanteau: Wait, both sides are bad!?


Both sides are rotten, but only one is filled with hateful malice and installed by a foreign adversary.
 
2017-09-01 03:45:37 AM  
" We're not perfect. But they're all traitors "  so VOTE Democrat.
 
2017-09-01 03:47:06 AM  
Democrats are always willing to let the perfect be the enemy of the acceptable.
 
2017-09-01 03:50:30 AM  
There was no collusion.
If there was collusion, it was at a low level and nobody senior knew about it.
There was some collusion, but nothing illegal.
Trump definitely didn't know about the illegal stuff.
Democrats did it too!
 
2017-09-01 03:54:04 AM  
The guns are out tonight folks, blood is in the water. These cobbled together half-assed distractions hint at a very panicked attempt to regain control of the news cycle.
Trump is likely going to say and or do something monumentally horrible tomorrow.
 
2017-09-01 03:58:09 AM  
Good Lord, that man's writing makes my eyelids droop!
 
2017-09-01 03:58:29 AM  
HEADLINE: WHY IS EVERYBODY SO CRAVEN?!
Article: complains about 2 people
 
2017-09-01 03:59:07 AM  
I've spent all night working on an article about Furry publishers, and a story for an anthology about otters. Should I care about this, or should I go back to what I was doing?
 
2017-09-01 03:59:50 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: They are literally what-about-ism-ing a group that John Podesta bowed out of 14 years ago to our current President. What-about-ism has truly become What-the-fark-ism.


There's a lot to say "what the fark" about these days.
 
2017-09-01 04:00:29 AM  

Summercat: I've spent all night working on an article about Furry publishers, and a story for an anthology about otters. Should I care about this, or should I go back to what I was doing?


It's hard to. It's several hundred words of disorganised drek. Looks like it was written during an off-med ether binges.
 
2017-09-01 04:04:14 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Wait, both sides are bad!?


It's really telling that it takes finding some fringe, left-wing blogger to equal the horror show that is Joe Walsh, elected Republican official.
 
2017-09-01 04:10:40 AM  

Summercat: I've spent all night working on an article about Furry publishers, and a story for an anthology about otters. Should I care about this, or should I go back to what I was doing?


As a non-US citizen that views your political landscape as farked up, insane, and completely toxic, go back to what you were doing.
 
2017-09-01 04:24:57 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: The guns are out tonight folks, blood is in the water. These cobbled together half-assed distractions hint at a very panicked attempt to regain control of the news cycle.
Trump is likely going to say and or do something monumentally horrible tomorrow.


To be fair, that's always a pretty sound prediction.
 
2017-09-01 04:26:21 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: The guns are out tonight folks, blood is in the water. These cobbled together half-assed distractions hint at a very panicked attempt to regain control of the news cycle.
Trump is likely going to say and or do something monumentally horrible tomorrow.


Make no mistake about it, Paul Manafort's notes indicate that the RNC went beyond treason: they actively submitted kompromat to the Russian Federation by accepting dirty money in a quid pro quo exchange.

That's much, much bigger than Watergate.
 
2017-09-01 04:30:05 AM  

Summercat: I've spent all night working on an article about Furry publishers, and a story for an anthology about otters. Should I care about this, or should I go back to what I was doing?


I have really good reading comprehension and that article was crap. You should take a nap. I know I'm going to take a nap.
If you need any information about sea otters don't look too closely. They're nasty.
EVERYBODY TAKE A NAP.
Do it. You know you want to.
 
2017-09-01 04:31:49 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: It's hard to. It's several hundred words of disorganised drek. Looks like it was written during an off-med ether binges.


Boo_Guy: As a non-US citizen that views your political landscape as farked up, insane, and completely toxic, go back to what you were doing.


Sounds good to me. Also I had no idea that the Furry Fandom had so many active publishers, not counting the self-publish and in-house-only places. I've currently got 24 different publishers for my list and I'm probably missing a few more.

I bring this up because I feel TFA probably would have been rejected at each and every one.
 
2017-09-01 04:32:44 AM  

red5ish: Summercat: I've spent all night working on an article about Furry publishers, and a story for an anthology about otters. Should I care about this, or should I go back to what I was doing?

I have really good reading comprehension and that article was crap. You should take a nap. I know I'm going to take a nap.
If you need any information about sea otters don't look too closely. They're nasty.
EVERYBODY TAKE A NAP.
Do it. You know you want to.


I just got up.

On the other hand I really do like napping..
 
2017-09-01 04:33:33 AM  

red5ish: information about sea otters don't look too closely. They're nasty.


A specific population of sea otters in an area where the female otters have a mysteriously high mortality rate. Oh, I know about it, yeah.

Luckily for me I'm a river otter.
 
2017-09-01 04:41:23 AM  
Democratic Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Breaking promise to leave ME
-Libya Engagement + Killing Ghadaffi
-Painting Ukraine rev as "democracy" not realpolitik
-Drone strikes
-Yugoslav bombing of TV station
-Clinton bombing of Somali pharmaceutical plant
-Rwanda (inadvertently b/c of Somali actions)

Republican Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Infiltrating the highest levels of CIA, NSA, SD & Military to pursue empire goals
-Literally every other imperial action by America in this time

If it was a game, its not even close. It would be like the last three people in the stands complaining about a field goal in the last five minutes to make the game 122-3, well after everybody has left because they know the final score. Don't be so black and white about this, neolibs are worse than proper economic liberalism but neocons have created a world where everyone HATES your guts.
 
2017-09-01 04:53:41 AM  

Col. Gathers: Democratic Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Breaking promise to leave ME
-Libya Engagement + Killing Ghadaffi
-Painting Ukraine rev as "democracy" not realpolitik
-Drone strikes
-Yugoslav bombing of TV station
-Clinton bombing of Somali pharmaceutical plant
-Rwanda (inadvertently b/c of Somali actions)

Republican Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Infiltrating the highest levels of CIA, NSA, SD & Military to pursue empire goals
-Literally every other imperial action by America in this time

If it was a game, its not even close. It would be like the last three people in the stands complaining about a field goal in the last five minutes to make the game 122-3, well after everybody has left because they know the final score. Don't be so black and white about this, neolibs are worse than proper economic liberalism but neocons have created a world where everyone HATES your guts.


Obligatory comment that "Neo-Liberalism" is an economic term that refers to "Classical Economic Liberalism" aka Unregulated Free Markets. It is not the opposite of "Neo-Conservative", which is a political term, but instead "Neo Liberal Economics" is the economic policy that Neo-Conservatives espouse.

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade, a thing that the vast majority of economists across many different schools thought and mostly still think to be a net positive gain for both sides, differing mainly on how to address the "short term losses".

*sigh* Not that I expect this to matter anyhow.
 
2017-09-01 05:26:58 AM  

Summercat: Col. Gathers: (...)

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade,


"NeoLiberalism" came into usage because "NeoConservative" became a dirty word, so, true to Nazi Propaganda style, the cons used "neo" to smear their enemy with their own faults.
 
2017-09-01 05:34:22 AM  
Whataboutism..
 
2017-09-01 05:34:36 AM  

Summercat: Col. Gathers: Democratic Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Breaking promise to leave ME
-Libya Engagement + Killing Ghadaffi
-Painting Ukraine rev as "democracy" not realpolitik
-Drone strikes
-Yugoslav bombing of TV station
-Clinton bombing of Somali pharmaceutical plant
-Rwanda (inadvertently b/c of Somali actions)

Republican Offenses to Freedom (40 Years):
-Infiltrating the highest levels of CIA, NSA, SD & Military to pursue empire goals
-Literally every other imperial action by America in this time

If it was a game, its not even close. It would be like the last three people in the stands complaining about a field goal in the last five minutes to make the game 122-3, well after everybody has left because they know the final score. Don't be so black and white about this, neolibs are worse than proper economic liberalism but neocons have created a world where everyone HATES your guts.

Obligatory comment that "Neo-Liberalism" is an economic term that refers to "Classical Economic Liberalism" aka Unregulated Free Markets. It is not the opposite of "Neo-Conservative", which is a political term, but instead "Neo Liberal Economics" is the economic policy that Neo-Conservatives espouse.

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade, a thing that the vast majority of economists across many different schools thought and mostly still think to be a net positive gain for both sides, differing mainly on how to address the "short term losses".

*sigh* Not that I expect this to matter anyhow.


I'm not an economist I'm a historian. Trying to put things in context but thanks for the clarification.
 
2017-09-01 06:00:27 AM  

El Trolo: Summercat: Col. Gathers: (...)

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade,

"NeoLiberalism" came into usage because "NeoConservative" became a dirty word, so, true to Nazi Propaganda style, the cons used "neo" to smear their enemy with their own faults.


I just assumed it was lazy shorthand because people saw the "Liberal" when talking about Neoliberalism and thought it must be what the Democrats espoused

Col. Gathers: I'm not an economist I'm a historian. Trying to put things in context but thanks for the clarification.


I'm both. Well, I've studied and know more about both than most people, at least.
 
2017-09-01 06:06:43 AM  

Summercat: El Trolo: Summercat: Col. Gathers: (...)

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade,

"NeoLiberalism" came into usage because "NeoConservative" became a dirty word, so, true to Nazi Propaganda style, the cons used "neo" to smear their enemy with their own faults.

I just assumed it was lazy shorthand because people saw the "Liberal" when talking about Neoliberalism and thought it must be what the Democrats espoused

Col. Gathers: I'm not an economist I'm a historian. Trying to put things in context but thanks for the clarification.

I'm both. Well, I've studied and know more about both than most people, at least.


We should get a beer sometime.
 
2017-09-01 06:41:36 AM  

Col. Gathers: Summercat: El Trolo: Summercat: Col. Gathers: (...)

There's no such term as "Neo-Liberal" to describe a political stance or agenda, and the only "Neo-Liberal" economic policy that Democrats have persued is an expansion of Free Trade,

"NeoLiberalism" came into usage because "NeoConservative" became a dirty word, so, true to Nazi Propaganda style, the cons used "neo" to smear their enemy with their own faults.

I just assumed it was lazy shorthand because people saw the "Liberal" when talking about Neoliberalism and thought it must be what the Democrats espoused

Col. Gathers: I'm not an economist I'm a historian. Trying to put things in context but thanks for the clarification.

I'm both. Well, I've studied and know more about both than most people, at least.

We should get a beer sometime.


Sure, why not.
 
2017-09-01 06:47:58 AM  

vygramul: I am too exhausted with derp to read this article. Anyone wanna sum-up?


media.tenor.com
 
2017-09-01 07:06:40 AM  

Gangster of Boats: Who writes this shiat?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Mathis-Lilley


Whoever he is, he needs to learn to write a simple sentence. That wasn't word salad so much as word pudding.
 
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