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2020-08-24 5:13:45 PM  
shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months
 
2020-08-24 6:17:11 PM  
Minimum party size is a lot smaller than most countries, and most of them are national seats instead of district. It's sort of a parliamentary system taken to extremes.
 
2020-08-24 10:08:10 PM  
For those of you who dislike our current President and Senate, Israel is a prime example of how the US would be if the House of Representatives ran everything.
 
2020-08-24 10:20:14 PM  

gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months


Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.
 
2020-08-24 10:21:21 PM  

Mouser: For those of you who dislike our current President and Senate, Israel is a prime example of how the US would be if the House of Representatives ran everything.


I missed the part where Nancy Pelosi outright praised Hitler
 
2020-08-24 10:34:46 PM  

phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.


'tis a silly place
 
2020-08-24 10:40:33 PM  

gameshowhost: phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.

'tis a silly place


I'm Jewish and I want a bearskin cockring.
/I'm Jewish
//I do not want a cockring
 
2020-08-24 10:46:00 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: gameshowhost: phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.

'tis a silly place

I'm Jewish and I want a bearskin cockring.
/I'm Jewish
//I do not want a cockring


so just the bearskin?
 
2020-08-24 10:47:34 PM  

phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.


Sounds a bit like Judaism.

The vast majority or pretty much normal dudes and dudettes arguing about center-left and center-right and then these guys:

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/Flying over a graveyard is a no no for him apparently: https://gothamist.com/news/orthodox-j​e​ws-covering-themselves-in-bags-on-plan​es-is-for-sure-unusual-says-el-al-rep
 
2020-08-24 10:48:18 PM  
I grew up Lutheran and kinda want one of those trucker caps with the pair of tiddays and holds two beers with the straws.

/religion irrelevant tbh
//don't even want the hat either
///a beer for each tidday tho
 
2020-08-24 11:58:55 PM  

ColonelCathcart: phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.

Sounds a bit like Judaism.

The vast majority or pretty much normal dudes and dudettes arguing about center-left and center-right and then these guys:

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/Flying over a graveyard is a no no for him apparently: https://gothamist.com/news/orthodox-je​ws-covering-themselves-in-bags-on-plan​es-is-for-sure-unusual-says-el-al-rep


That seems like a self-correcting problem after 2-3 minutes...  Especially if one of the other passengers helpfully held the top closed until the thrashing stopped
 
2020-08-25 12:25:12 PM  

ColonelCathcart: The vast majority or pretty much normal dudes and dudettes arguing about center-left and center-right and then these guys:


/Flying over a graveyard is a no no for him apparently: https://gothamist.com/news/orthodox-je​ws-covering-themselves-in-bags-on-plan​es-is-for-sure-unusual-says-el-al-rep


Guys need a nice helicopter flight over Arlington National, with lots of hovering.
 
2020-08-25 7:18:59 PM  

gameshowhost: hoodiowithtudio: gameshowhost: phalamir: gameshowhost: shiat like this is why some folk are rightfully averse to parliamentary systems.

/sure it's better than our mess but wt royal f is up with having a national election every 5 months

Israel has too many niche parties with tiny delegations.  Most parliaments are dominated by two or three big parties that can generally achieve a majority on their own.  In Israel, the major parties rarely get even half of the seats needed for a majority.  So, it is always a coalition government.  And you almost always have to bring fringe weirdos into your coalition to make the numbers, because the other serious contenders are wanting you to fail so they can have a shot.  And even then, you barely squeak out the minimum seats need to rule.  Which means you campaign on slaughtering all Palestinians, but then, to keep your coalition alive, you have to appease a party with four guys who follow the teachings of some rando rabbi from Lithuania who was into strange mushrooms, so you have to include all Jews who do not wear bearskin cockrings 24/7.  Which, is like most of the Jews in Israel.  This tends to piss mainstream members of your coalition off.  So the chance of the coalition breaking because someone decided to get all pogrom-y on the rest of the coalition approaches 100% pretty damn fast.

'tis a silly place

I'm Jewish and I want a bearskin cockring.
/I'm Jewish
//I do not want a cockring

so just the bearskin?


Won't lie, I've always wanted bear arms. I want to March around, holding the arms like a couple of rifles and get stopped. If that happens, I'll have a Karen level meltdown about my second amendment right to bear arms.
 
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