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2020-07-12 9:07:59 PM  
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2020-07-12 9:44:08 PM  
There's a lot of crazy behind those eyes.
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2020-07-12 10:40:48 PM  
Post World War II, you had the Republicans, and they were OK.

But GOP voters decided they weren't racist enough, hence the Southern Strategy realignment.

And then the southerners decided the R's weren't corrupt enough, so you got Nixon.

Then the new GOP decided celebrity was more important than leadership, so we got Reagan.

And the R's thought that was pretty fine but they wanted more war, so we got the neoconservatives.

But their rich donors didn't want to pay for any of it, so the suspiciously well funded Tea Party emerged.

And then Trump and Fox News took the above and added in conspiracy theories and alternate facts.

And now the the next wave of crazies look set to turn it all up to 11.
 
2020-07-12 10:46:15 PM  

SomeAmerican: Post World War II, you had the Republicans, and they were OK.

But GOP voters decided they weren't racist enough, hence the Southern Strategy realignment.

And then the southerners decided the R's weren't corrupt enough, so you got Nixon.

Then the new GOP decided celebrity was more important than leadership, so we got Reagan.

And the R's thought that was pretty fine but they wanted more war, so we got the neoconservatives.

But their rich donors didn't want to pay for any of it, so the suspiciously well funded Tea Party emerged.

And then Trump and Fox News took the above and added in conspiracy theories and alternate facts.

And now the the next wave of crazies look set to turn it all up to 11.


The Overton Window hasn't just shifted... it's on a high-speed conveyor belt.
 
2020-07-12 10:54:13 PM  
Oh they're R all right. Look at who runs the party these days.
 
2020-07-12 10:54:21 PM  
I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.
 
2020-07-12 10:56:28 PM  
That's quite a verbose way of saying "all of them"
 
2020-07-12 11:01:01 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.


Brave Sir Robin
 
2020-07-12 11:02:47 PM  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin


Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.
 
2020-07-12 11:05:42 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.


Stay.  And fight for what you believe.
 
2020-07-12 11:12:33 PM  
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Is going to need to be updated to don't stick your vote in crazy.  2020 is farking it up for everybody.
 
2020-07-12 11:16:16 PM  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.

Stay.  And fight for what you believe.


And...you just proved my point.

There is no fix for this. Definitely not in my lifetime anyway. Another serious question: Why do people leave where they are from? Why do people immigrate? It's not for fun, I assure you. It's because of a simple truth. People have to weigh the option of leaving somewhere else for a better life versus staying and fighting for a loss cause.

That loss cause might be not enough food or a tyrannical government. It might be religious persecution or persecution because of your race or sexuality. But at a certain point, "fighting for what you believe" is going to be undercut by a group of fanatics that believe in conspiracy theories, not science.

Like I said, the fact that you have 11 people running and winning runoff's for federal-level positions should tell you something more about where you live than what you believe in. Immigrates of the past had to make the same conclusion. Sometimes the right move isn't to fight; it's to walk away.
 
2020-07-12 11:17:27 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.

Stay.  And fight for what you believe.

And...you just proved my point.

There is no fix for this. Definitely not in my lifetime anyway. Another serious question: Why do people leave where they are from? Why do people immigrate? It's not for fun, I assure you. It's because of a simple truth. People have to weigh the option of leaving somewhere else for a better life versus staying and fighting for a loss cause.

That loss cause might be not enough food or a tyrannical government. It might be religious persecution or persecution because of your race or sexuality. But at a certain point, "fighting for what you believe" is going to be undercut by a group of fanatics that believe in conspiracy theories, not science.

Like I said, the fact that you have 11 people running and winning runoff's for federal-level positions should tell you something more about where you live than what you believe in. Immigrates of the past had to make the same conclusion. Sometimes the right move isn't to fight; it's to wal ...


Then run away, Brave Sir Robin
 
2020-07-12 11:20:22 PM  
Maybe a consolation to see politics in terms of pendulums swinging one side to the other, left and right.

Then, (hopefully) can see this as the last gasp of the far right extremists as personified by frangelicals, Tea Party, and now finally the Q people
 
2020-07-12 11:24:33 PM  
A while back, the GOP realized they could win elections by stirring up controversies and wedge issues. Fiscal restraint. Abortion. Gay rights. Not that they were going to do anything about them, of course, but it kept them in power.

Now the true believers are getting elected. They kept saying something had to be done about immigrants, it was only a matter of time before someone that actually wanted to do something about it got elected. Same for a hundred other issues.

Frankenstein's monster indeed.
 
2020-07-12 11:25:29 PM  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.

Stay.  And fight for what you believe.

And...you just proved my point.

There is no fix for this. Definitely not in my lifetime anyway. Another serious question: Why do people leave where they are from? Why do people immigrate? It's not for fun, I assure you. It's because of a simple truth. People have to weigh the option of leaving somewhere else for a better life versus staying and fighting for a loss cause.

That loss cause might be not enough food or a tyrannical government. It might be religious persecution or persecution because of your race or sexuality. But at a certain point, "fighting for what you believe" is going to be undercut by a group of fanatics that believe in conspiracy theories, not science.

Like I said, the fact that you have 11 people running and winning runoff's for federal-level positions should tell you something more about where you live than what you believe in. Immigrates of the past had to make the same conclusion. Sometimes the right move isn't to fight; it's to wal ...

Then run away, Brave Sir Robin


Perhaps you should devise a solution if you want people to stay.

/Taking my talents to Stanley Beach.
 
2020-07-12 11:29:58 PM  
So... you're supposedly a 40-year-old adult so I shouldn't have to tell you this, but...

If you really care, go out and protest.

If you're not comfortable with that, start a social network account and start directly disputing the voices of propaganda.

If you're not comfortable with that, converse with people on a local level and start changing minds.

If you're not comfortable with that, donate to the organizations that will do those things for you (Lincoln Project, VoteVets, etc).  They're not hard to find.

If you're not comfortable with any of that, just get the fark out.  You weren't going to help us anyway.
 
2020-07-12 11:31:18 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.

Stay.  And fight for what you believe.

And...you just proved my point.

There is no fix for this. Definitely not in my lifetime anyway. Another serious question: Why do people leave where they are from? Why do people immigrate? It's not for fun, I assure you. It's because of a simple truth. People have to weigh the option of leaving somewhere else for a better life versus staying and fighting for a loss cause.

That loss cause might be not enough food or a tyrannical government. It might be religious persecution or persecution because of your race or sexuality. But at a certain point, "fighting for what you believe" is going to be undercut by a group of fanatics that believe in conspiracy theories, not science.

Like I said, the fact that you have 11 people running and winning runoff's for federal-level positions should tell you something more about where you live than what you believe in. Immigrates of the past had to make the same conclusion. Sometim ...


Sorry, didn't tag you.  See above post, biatch
 
2020-07-12 11:57:38 PM  
Morons.
 
2020-07-13 12:02:05 AM  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Wyckyd Sceptre: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm starting to seriously look towards in Canada around about 2022. The unfortunate truth is this. Even if Biden wins, the right in this country is drifting further & further from a discernible path of rationality, never mind governance. And this isn't like this is small sliver of the population that you could simply dismiss. This is a deeply alarming number of people that buy wholesale into internet conspiracy theories & want to use them as tools of government.

This sort of idiocy will take generations to undo. I'm 41 now & the sad reality is this: This mentality won't be resolved in my lifetime. I'd rather simply move out & move on then deal with a group of willful idiots that are hellbent on screwing over everyone else on account of their own unchecked lunacy.

Brave Sir Robin

Serious question: How would you fix this?

Because I have some bad news for you. I don't think you can.

Stay.  And fight for what you believe.

And...you just proved my point.

There is no fix for this. Definitely not in my lifetime anyway. Another serious question: Why do people leave where they are from? Why do people immigrate? It's not for fun, I assure you. It's because of a simple truth. People have to weigh the option of leaving somewhere else for a better life versus staying and fighting for a loss cause.

That loss cause might be not enough food or a tyrannical government. It might be religious persecution or persecution because of your race or sexuality. But at a certain point, "fighting for what you believe" is going to be undercut by a group of fanatics that believe in conspiracy theories, not science.

Like I said, the fact that you have 11 people running and winning runoff's for federal-level positions should tell you something more about where you live than what you believe in. Immigrates of the past had to make the same conclusion. Sometim ...

Sorry, didn't tag you.  See above post, biatch


Congratulations. That's all been done. And yet, 40% of this country has drifted beyond what could be considered sane, let alone governable.

Yes I said, 40 percent. Notice Trump's approval rating has never really dropped much below that number. That means that two out of five are completely down with screwing you & people like you and me just out of spite. They have no other reason other than to make people as miserable as they are.

In a way, what you are suggesting is a form of American exceptionalism. It's quite a grand statement to say to stay and fight for the good cause. Except when you realize that the "good cause" is a lost cause in my lifetime.

I don't know you & I'm not in the business of insulting anyone. I don't enjoy that & I deeply regret the times I've engaged in that sort of thing here or elsewhere. But you do strike me as idealistic. At a certain point, you get too damned old to be idealistic.

I'm on the Back 9 of life. At this point, what I want is to enjoy life without drama & not worry about passing medical debt down to my family when I die. That ain't going to happen here.

Sometimes you have to fight. Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight. At all times, you have to know the difference.

But I enjoy your passion. I wish you well.
 
2020-07-13 12:07:28 AM  
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Don't come back when we fix what you ran away from
 
2020-07-13 12:08:46 AM  

Wyckyd Sceptre: [Fark user image image 498x306]
Don't come back when we fix what you ran away from


Come up with a plan first. You haven't done that.
 
2020-07-13 1:42:06 AM  
Cool thread.

Anyhoo, 8 of them are women. I don't know what, if anything, that means, but it's a weird ratio for a party that generally seems to be having issues with women.
 
2020-07-13 1:45:25 AM  

jsnbase: Cool thread.

Anyhoo, 8 of them are women. I don't know what, if anything, that means, but it's a weird ratio for a party that generally seems to be having issues with women.


If you're a conservative woman, you might as well go all in on the crazy, I guess?
 
2020-07-13 1:45:54 AM  
they will completely change everything the way the tea party did. I will be over here quaking in my boots that crazy alt right groups will do anything in a party owned by rich white guys who want stonks and tax breaks.
 
2020-07-13 1:46:35 AM  
Boebert said in May she hopes QAnon "is real because it only means America is getting stronger and better and people are returning to conservative values," which she supports.

So she hopes many Democrats are Satanic pedophiles and Tom Hanks is dead.
 
2020-07-13 1:48:01 AM  
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Who farted, y'all? Seriously who?? I'll shoot em in the butt
 
2020-07-13 1:49:07 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There's a lot of crazy behind those eyes.
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I would.... Then I would have to buy new tires.
 
2020-07-13 1:54:23 AM  
It's really that easy.
Just show up and keep showing up.

We Farkers ought to do a coordinated strike some year and all run in our various districts for any offices available in either party.

In general, I overwhelmingly trust the politics tab regulars to make good calls.
 
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2020-07-13 1:56:31 AM  
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2020-07-13 1:56:45 AM  

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Unfortunately, someone already did. She's the result.
 
2020-07-13 1:57:37 AM  
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2020-07-13 2:03:49 AM  

edmo: Oh they're R all right. Look at who runs the party these days.


The forked up part is that the crazies control the primaries on the R side. The D primaries are generally controlled by the Bernie/ granola faction.

The D primaries are ok because that faction in sort of in line with what many people think, but generally veer further left.

The R primaries..... Wow. You have to satisfy Q people, bigots, Karens, "things were better when.... " people, anti-abortionists, gun monkeys*........ The list goes on.

Just to get the chance to be elected, they have to appeal to that group. Unless the Republicans make a monumental shift, they will grow more support from their base and see a shrinking base of voters.

*I own a shotgun, a handgun, a hunting rifle and a .22 Marlin training rifle. Gun monkeys are people who have more firearms than one person could effectively use. Why do you have three M-16 civilian variants again? Do you have three arms?
 
2020-07-13 2:04:44 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There's a lot of crazy behind those eyes.
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What do you call a chin like that? It's the five-head of chins.
 
2020-07-13 2:05:02 AM  

Brosephus: [sayingimages.com image 625x456]

Is going to need to be updated to don't stick your vote in crazy.  2020 is farking it up for everybody.


Amazingly good advice.... That I never listened to.
 
2020-07-13 2:07:23 AM  
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2020-07-13 2:13:54 AM  
This kind of encapsulates the nature of the  problem

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2020-07-13 2:15:42 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm on the Back 9 of life. At this point, what I want is to enjoy life without drama & not worry about passing medical debt down to my family when I die. That ain't going to happen here.

Sometimes you have to fight. Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight. At all times, you have to know the difference.

But I enjoy your passion. I wish you well.


I "ran away" as it were when I came across the ocean and emigrated from the USA. Similar concerns to yours; I feel much more at home amongst the rationalism of Europe than the CandyLand idiocy of the USA. But, such a decision cannot hinge simply on 'wants - you have a family that 'needs' you. Your children and their children want you in their lives, and it is a crime to deprive them of their grandparents. Unfortunately, the drive to run away from conspiracy theorists cannot and should not outweigh that instinct. When people emigrate, it's because they want to escape persecution or make a better life for themselves. Fleeing because too many people in the South are stupid isn't really so noble. FWIW I'm moving back the USA in a few months because I've had to come to this same hard realisation, so I do speak from experience.

With regards to the stupidity, you should check out this book...it's nothing new and certainly won't die out in one or many generations:
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I'm about halfway through. Definitely helps provide some context even if it's not always pleasant truths.
 
2020-07-13 2:37:51 AM  
Someone militarized derp.
 
2020-07-13 2:39:02 AM  

Shaggy_C: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm on the Back 9 of life. At this point, what I want is to enjoy life without drama & not worry about passing medical debt down to my family when I die. That ain't going to happen here.

Sometimes you have to fight. Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight. At all times, you have to know the difference.

But I enjoy your passion. I wish you well.

I "ran away" as it were when I came across the ocean and emigrated from the USA. Similar concerns to yours; I feel much more at home amongst the rationalism of Europe than the CandyLand idiocy of the USA. But, such a decision cannot hinge simply on 'wants - you have a family that 'needs' you. Your children and their children want you in their lives, and it is a crime to deprive them of their grandparents. Unfortunately, the drive to run away from conspiracy theorists cannot and should not outweigh that instinct. When people emigrate, it's because they want to escape persecution or make a better life for themselves. Fleeing because too many people in the South are stupid isn't really so noble. FWIW I'm moving back the USA in a few months because I've had to come to this same hard realisation, so I do speak from experience.

With regards to the stupidity, you should check out this book...it's nothing new and certainly won't die out in one or many generations:
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I'm about halfway through. Definitely helps provide some context even if it's not always pleasant truths.


Except there are a few problematic things with what you've said.

First and foremost, you just admitted you feel more at home elsewhere. It's not your responsibility to clean up somebody else's mess. In fact, I'd argue this is a large part of what's wrong with American liberalism at this point. Everyone thinks it's a mess they should clean up despite the simple fact that they never created it. At a certain point, the people that shiat all over the bed need to sleep in it. Did you shiat in the bed? No?

Then why are you sleeping in it?!? Don't you think it's more noble to let people to crash your new pad then let them sleep in a pile of shiat that they didn't create?

Second, I don't have kids. I have nephews that I love dearly. But I don't have kids. Why would I want to see them grow up in a dysfunctional environment? Here's the truth. America, right now, is a dysfunction that wouldn't even air on Jerry Springer. This is a racist, drug addicted country that wants to bring everyone down to its level.

No matter how great your intentions are, that's not going to fix America. You made the right decision all along. Sometimes leaving is better. Sometimes bringing other people along is smarter.
 
2020-07-13 2:41:50 AM  

SomeAmerican: Post World War II, you had the Republicans, and they were OK.

But GOP voters decided they weren't racist enough, hence the Southern Strategy realignment.

And then the southerners decided the R's weren't corrupt enough, so you got Nixon.

Then the new GOP decided celebrity was more important than leadership, so we got Reagan.

And the R's thought that was pretty fine but they wanted more war, so we got the neoconservatives.

But their rich donors didn't want to pay for any of it, so the suspiciously well funded Tea Party emerged.

And then Trump and Fox News took the above and added in conspiracy theories and alternate facts.

And now the the next wave of crazies look set to turn it all up to 11.


That many crazies in a country you either end up with civil war (if you dont let them take power) or a dictatorship (if you go the ''be nice to nazis'') route.

Meanwhile Putin is laughing his ass off at the greatest intelligence coup in world history. Destroying a superpower from the inside by using the medias and the idiots. It has never been done before.
 
2020-07-13 2:42:37 AM  
I left TX at 18, as a psychological wreck. I had to leave to avoid killing myself, one way or another; recovery is still a biatch. Haven't been back for so much as a visit in 15 years.

Not all of us are strong enough to stay in a hellhole and fight the good fight without drowning, and thus unable to help even from a distance.

I'm not brave, okay? I may leave the country if need be; I don't know. I'm not strong enough to do much more than captain my own ship. I'm owning it.
 
2020-07-13 2:50:39 AM  

DarkHealer: I left TX at 18, as a psychological wreck. I had to leave to avoid killing myself, one way or another; recovery is still a biatch. Haven't been back for so much as a visit in 15 years.

Not all of us are strong enough to stay in a hellhole and fight the good fight without drowning, and thus unable to help even from a distance.

I'm not brave, okay? I may leave the country if need be; I don't know. I'm not strong enough to do much more than captain my own ship. I'm owning it.


In the time that we are still here, I promise you this. I will make the best damned barbecue I can for you.
 
2020-07-13 2:50:52 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There's a lot of crazy behind those eyes.
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Thats definitely one of those that goes too far into the crazy on the hot vs crazy curve.
 
2020-07-13 2:58:02 AM  

baron von doodle: edmo: Oh they're R all right. Look at who runs the party these days.

The forked up part is that the crazies control the primaries on the R side. The D primaries are generally controlled by the Bernie/ granola faction.

The D primaries are ok because that faction in sort of in line with what many people think, but generally veer further left.

The R primaries..... Wow. You have to satisfy Q people, bigots, Karens, "things were better when.... " people, anti-abortionists, gun monkeys*........ The list goes on.

Just to get the chance to be elected, they have to appeal to that group. Unless the Republicans make a monumental shift, they will grow more support from their base and see a shrinking base of voters.

*I own a shotgun, a handgun, a hunting rifle and a .22 Marlin training rifle. Gun monkeys are people who have more firearms than one person could effectively use. Why do you have three M-16 civilian variants again? Do you have three arms?


The .22 Marlin is my favorite firearm ever produced. Reliable, well built, excellent capacity for a target rifle, and most importantly, it flings the spent shells in such a way that it doesn't burn my left eye dominant self.
 
2020-07-13 3:09:51 AM  

TorpedoOrca: [Fark user image 425x277]

Who farted, y'all? Seriously who?? I'll shoot em in the butt


Let's see....

"We the People" shirt with bonus Gadsden flag.
Gun on hip.
Three crosses in restaurant.
Town of Rifle, CO.

It's like Ben Garrison jacked one into the dust and this is what grew out of it.
 
2020-07-13 3:15:16 AM  

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Story related by Roger Ebert:

Sam Raimi (who produced Q) and Rex Reed met at the film festival the film premiered at.

Reed: Sam, Q is a mess- all that dreck, and in the middle of it, a great performance by Michael Moriarty!

Raimi: The dreck was my idea.
 
2020-07-13 3:31:26 AM  

SomeAmerican: Post World War II, you had the Republicans, and they were OK.

But GOP voters decided they weren't racist enough, hence the Southern Strategy realignment.

And then the southerners decided the R's weren't corrupt enough, so you got Nixon.

Then the new GOP decided celebrity was more important than leadership, so we got Reagan.

And the R's thought that was pretty fine but they wanted more war, so we got the neoconservatives.

But their rich donors didn't want to pay for any of it, so the suspiciously well funded Tea Party emerged.

And then Trump and Fox News took the above and added in conspiracy theories and alternate facts.

And now the the next wave of crazies look set to turn it all up to 11.


I'm looking forward to the first outspoken Flat Earthers to run for congress. That's going to be a hoit.

/we're dead.
 
2020-07-13 3:47:07 AM  

DarkHealer: I left TX at 18, as a psychological wreck. I had to leave to avoid killing myself, one way or another; recovery is still a biatch. Haven't been back for so much as a visit in 15 years.

Not all of us are strong enough to stay in a hellhole and fight the good fight without drowning, and thus unable to help even from a distance.

I'm not brave, okay? I may leave the country if need be; I don't know. I'm not strong enough to do much more than captain my own ship. I'm owning it.


I hope that if we actually have to leave, we can.
 
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