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2020-08-08 8:29:15 AM  
Lose, yes. Actually accept the result and voluntarily hand over power to the victor, that's another story.
 
2020-08-08 10:51:19 AM  
Is this a trick question?
 
2020-08-08 10:53:29 AM  

I Ate Shergar: Lose, yes. Actually accept the result and voluntarily hand over power to the victor, that's another story.


If you don't hand over power. You didn't lose the power contest.

Arguing semantics? Really?

/"yet you participate in society, INTERESTING"
 
2020-08-08 10:58:05 AM  
The president has dismissed the coronavirus as "psychosis" and refused to introduce any restrictions to stem the outbreak, suggesting that Belarusians protect themselves against the disease with a daily shot of vodka, visits to sauna and hard work in the fields.

Holy assballs, this guy is either more evil or more crazy than Trump.

Huh.
 
2020-08-08 10:59:16 AM  
Really bad ones do
 
2020-08-08 11:03:11 AM  
Lol even dictatorships are a horse race with commercial media.
 
2020-08-08 11:04:54 AM  
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2020-08-08 11:05:20 AM  

koder: Lol even dictatorships are a horse race with commercial media.


Media: "we prefer the term 'non-democratically elected leader'"
 
2020-08-08 11:10:17 AM  
I sure hope so.
 
2020-08-08 11:11:54 AM  
So Dr. Phil has fallen out of favor with Oprah. It has come to this...
 
2020-08-08 11:16:25 AM  
I believe they call it a coup.
 
2020-08-08 11:17:35 AM  

Veloram: So Dr. Phil has fallen out of favor with Oprah. It has come to this...


IT ALWAYS COMES TO THIS! THEN IT COMES TO THAT! THEN IT VEERS AROUND TO THE OTHER!

Then it comes to "this" again.

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2020-08-08 11:19:40 AM  
There was only one time where sitting President Obama publicly addressed his successor's administration after knowing who the successor would be. Without naming names, he silenced the boos and reminded us that the peaceful transfer of power has been the hallmark of American democracy, and that as long as we have that, we'll be fine.

As usual, he saw right through all the bullcrap and cut straight to the core issue that matters most.
 
2020-08-08 11:20:58 AM  
Not if Putin has any say in the matter
 
2020-08-08 11:23:09 AM  
We're about to find out
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2020-08-08 11:28:01 AM  
If they choose to, yes. There was one region in Russia that voted against the new constitution. Can't make things seem too good to be true, after all.
 
2020-08-08 11:45:57 AM  
It has happened subby

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/a failed corrupt election, not pleasant or easy and shiat wasn't all roses after he was gone, but it was his last gasp.  Effectively lost
 
2020-08-08 11:46:49 AM  
Yes. Next question.

/VOTE
 
2020-08-08 11:47:28 AM  
Belarus Minsk Dance (Kid 606 Remix)
Youtube _vFJNvg6mlM
I hope the Belarusian dictator loses.
I hope the American (in name only) dictator also loses. (Who is also mentioned in the first 15 seconds of that video I posted.)
 
2020-08-08 11:48:03 AM  
Dictators don't lose elections, they merely misplace them.
 
2020-08-08 11:52:30 AM  
Wouldn't he just send the Hot Cops to teach a valuable life lesson to whoever is running against him?
 
2020-08-08 11:56:23 AM  
Isn't this guy one of Trump*'s new COVID advisors? Ya know, shots of Vodka, working out and stuff....bootstrappy he man kind of dictator! Yeeee-ha!!!!
 
2020-08-08 11:57:58 AM  

Purple_Urkle: [YouTube video: Belarus Minsk Dance (Kid 606 Remix)]I hope the Belarusian dictator loses.
I hope the American (in name only) dictator also loses. (Who is also mentioned in the first 15 seconds of that video I posted.)


This is what a centuries-long tradition of ethnic cleansing and willful provincialism ultimately leads to. This is what the GOP yearns for. This is what it means to MAGA.
 
2020-08-08 12:07:13 PM  

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Kill prescriptions by mail, in case old people voting needs yet another nail in the coffin, after the careful obstruction of the new Post Mastur General.
 
2020-08-08 12:07:19 PM  

ivan: Purple_Urkle: [YouTube video: Belarus Minsk Dance (Kid 606 Remix)]I hope the Belarusian dictator loses.
I hope the American (in name only) dictator also loses. (Who is also mentioned in the first 15 seconds of that video I posted.)

This is what a centuries-long tradition of ethnic cleansing and willful provincialism ultimately leads to. This is what the GOP yearns for. This is what it means to MAGA.


I can't roll with Trump/Kremlin or ethnic cleansing.

That shiat needs to grind to a halt.
 
2020-08-08 12:10:45 PM  
Can a dictator really lose an election?

We'll find out in November.
 
2020-08-08 12:12:18 PM  
If 97% of the votes are against you, its harder to fake a victory but definitely doable. Just borrow some election consultants from Pooty.
 
2020-08-08 12:13:45 PM  
Yes, if they are stupid or get arrogant. Look at Yahya Jammeh.
 
2020-08-08 12:14:38 PM  

lilbjorn: Can a dictator really lose an election?

We'll find out in November.


You guys keep calling Trump a dictator, but as Mom told you ,wanting something is not the same as having it.
 
2020-08-08 12:15:30 PM  

lilbjorn: Can a dictator really lose an election?

We'll find out in November.


Ask a Post Master?
 
2020-08-08 12:31:11 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: It has happened subby

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/a failed corrupt election, not pleasant or easy and shiat wasn't all roses after he was gone, but it was his last gasp.  Effectively lost


Isn't it a strange coincidence that Paul Manafort (where have we heard that name before) tried to help Marcos stay in power?
https://www.politico.com/magazine/sto​r​y/2016/06/2016-donald-trump-paul-manaf​ort-ferinand-marcos-philippines-1980s-​213952
 
2020-08-08 12:37:01 PM  
Oh, Belarus, haha, you'll never guess who I thought the article was about
 
2020-08-08 12:41:20 PM  

aagrajag: The president has dismissed the coronavirus as "psychosis" and refused to introduce any restrictions to stem the outbreak, suggesting that Belarusians protect themselves against the disease with a daily shot of vodka, visits to sauna and hard work in the fields.

Holy assballs, this guy is either more evil or more crazy than Trump.

Huh.


That's a pretty valid argument when you juxtapose the reactions to COVID with the mortality rate of COVID.
 
2020-08-08 12:42:11 PM  
Once the pill wears off, yes.
 
2020-08-08 12:54:31 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: Once the pill wears off, yes.


Or in some cases, the rallys...

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2020-08-08 12:56:01 PM  

aagrajag: The president has dismissed the coronavirus as "psychosis" and refused to introduce any restrictions to stem the outbreak, suggesting that Belarusians protect themselves against the disease with a daily shot of vodka, visits to sauna and hard work in the fields.

Holy assballs, this guy is either more evil or more crazy than Trump.

Huh.


More crazy? More or less evil?

I didn't hear President Diktatorshenko muse about, Clorox gargles, Lysol injections and UV enemas.
/remember when we would read about these overseas iron curtain/developing/third world nation problems, and would cluck our tongues condescendingly.
//now it's gird your loins and check your calendars for next farking November.
 
2020-08-08 1:04:53 PM  
We'll find out here in November.
 
2020-08-08 1:22:42 PM  
Rumblings among the ruling elite and a bitter rift with Russia, Belarus's main sponsor and ally, compound the reelection challenge facing the 65-year-old former state farm director on Sunday.

I wonder if he's wearing khakis.
 
2020-08-08 1:59:00 PM  
bring an angry enough mob, and sure...
 
2020-08-08 2:04:57 PM  
Well, not really lose so much as forfeit due to sudden death.
 
2020-08-08 2:12:52 PM  
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It is a free dictatorship.
 
2020-08-08 2:14:19 PM  
I never said Trumpty Dumpty was a Dictator, I said he thinks he is one... big difference
 
2020-08-08 2:51:44 PM  
Daniel Ortega did, but he got his groove back.
 
2020-08-08 3:07:04 PM  
*on standy holding the 'Irony' tag*
 
2020-08-08 4:02:33 PM  
 
2020-08-08 4:44:50 PM  
Well, look at the picture those police stuffing someone into an unmarked van. How dictatorshippy.
 
2020-08-08 7:02:56 PM  

Veloram: So Dr. Phil has fallen out of favor with Oprah. It has come to this...


When the blurb said he annoyed Russia, then, I guess.
 
2020-08-08 11:10:32 PM  
It depends if the stooges that have kept you in power still want you to be in power.

Trump has peed on a lot of his "supporters".
 
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