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2021-01-17 1:31:37 AM  
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2021-01-17 1:52:57 AM  
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2021-01-17 1:59:07 AM  
Well, holy freaking wow. That's some true throwing down.
 
2021-01-17 2:04:07 AM  
NICE!

+1 upvote.
 
2021-01-17 2:19:03 AM  
tl;dl: Christ, what a bunch of assholes
 
2021-01-17 2:21:48 AM  
WOW. Just... WOW
 
2021-01-17 2:27:47 AM  
He just wack-a-moled the whole damn circus.
 
2021-01-17 2:41:56 AM  
I'm told there are three things all wise men fear.  And if you don't know which one this guy is, you're in for a long nightmare.
 
2021-01-17 3:22:35 AM  

kudayta: I'm told there are three things all wise men fear.  And if you don't know which one this guy is, you're in for a long nightmare.


I don't see a moon at the moment
 
2021-01-17 3:42:42 AM  
 
2021-01-17 3:50:53 AM  
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2021-01-17 4:03:28 AM  
They're not going to listen to him.

Pay for water, air, civilization?  Yeah, they want that.. for everyone but them.
 
2021-01-17 4:08:56 AM  
Judges should make the insurrectionists watch this 100 times as part of their sentences.
 
2021-01-17 6:38:32 AM  
Wow. Well done.
 
2021-01-17 6:41:13 AM  
Dayum... very nice!
 
2021-01-17 6:43:08 AM  

PreMortem: Judges should make the insurrectionists watch this 100 times as part of their sentences.


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2021-01-17 7:11:33 AM  
As far as the Senate goes---statehood for Puerto Rico, Guam and DC will be the easiest solution, short of constitutional amendments which are unlikely to pass. And Guam might skew Republican for all I know, given the military presence there, but DC and PR will make up for that.
 
2021-01-17 7:14:48 AM  
The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.
 
2021-01-17 7:15:48 AM  
Um, wow?
 
2021-01-17 7:17:07 AM  
*watches whole thing*

What he said.
 
2021-01-17 7:17:32 AM  
Strong message. Won't change a single Republican mind, allegiance or tithe.
But it has purpose.
Who is it for?
 
2021-01-17 7:17:43 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: As far as the Senate goes---statehood for Puerto Rico, Guam and DC will be the easiest solution, short of constitutional amendments which are unlikely to pass. And Guam might skew Republican for all I know, given the military presence there, but DC and PR will make up for that.


Y'know, I just checked the population of Guam and it's 170,000. I might retract my statement based on that. Wyoming is 600,000, DC is 700,000 and Puerto Rico is 3.2 million.
 
2021-01-17 7:19:03 AM  
I was with him until the electoral college then noped the fark out.
 
2021-01-17 7:19:25 AM  
No one who needs to see that will watch it.
 
2021-01-17 7:21:19 AM  
Well, I liked it quite a lot plus the cheekbones accompanying it, but...it got a bit complex for its audience for about a minute a minute in, and I'd like to see it also broken into five chapters, maybe quick fade out/in or something like that.

I'm thinking about the two people I know who'd benefit from it. One kinda clever but uneducated and lacking broad life experience, pretty easily led by bootstrappy types although on public assistance...the other a so-called libertarian with arch notions about governmental waste; you could agree with him in a vacuum, but reality is another matter.

Anyway, she'd grow bored at the length, he'd keep interrupting...
 
2021-01-17 7:23:28 AM  

Clash City Farker: The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.


oh look, strawman inception

/go change your armor account
 
2021-01-17 7:25:16 AM  
The Senate point is a feature not a bug. Huge missed opportunity to mention the gerrymandering that keeps Democrats at an overall 53% is a tie disadvantage.
 
2021-01-17 7:26:35 AM  

lilistonic: Well, I liked it quite a lot plus the cheekbones accompanying it, but...it got a bit complex for its audience for about a minute a minute in, and I'd like to see it also broken into five chapters, maybe quick fade out/in or something like that.

I'm thinking about the two people I know who'd benefit from it. One kinda clever but uneducated and lacking broad life experience, pretty easily led by bootstrappy types although on public assistance...the other a so-called libertarian with arch notions about governmental waste; you could agree with him in a vacuum, but reality is another matter.

Anyway, she'd grow bored at the length, he'd keep interrupting...


Yea, the real magic these days is 4-6 words, all single syllable.
 
2021-01-17 7:29:09 AM  

snocone: Strong message. Won't change a single Republican mind, allegiance or tithe.
But it has purpose.
Who is it for?


It is for the left.

It is part of the largely unspoken LW narrative that needs to happen.

A narrative in which Republicans using propaganda and manufactured scandals to perpetuate rage and a feeling of victimhood in their base is acknowledged and countered rather than ignored or normalized.

Its starting to happen organically in the media and among some of the younger Dems albeit in dribs and drabs at present.

Heartening stuff.
 
2021-01-17 7:29:15 AM  
Hell yes.
 
2021-01-17 7:31:35 AM  
This is nice and all, but Republicans *lost the debate* when their free market neoliberal bullshiat crashed and burned in 2007, which is why they've resorted to open authoritarianism.
 
2021-01-17 7:32:50 AM  
Word.
 
2021-01-17 7:32:54 AM  
I do want free stuff, though.
 
2021-01-17 7:33:17 AM  

quatchi: snocone: Strong message. Won't change a single Republican mind, allegiance or tithe.
But it has purpose.
Who is it for?

It is for the left.

It is part of the largely unspoken LW narrative that needs to happen.

A narrative in which Republicans using propaganda and manufactured scandals to perpetuate rage and a feeling of victimhood in their base is acknowledged and countered rather than ignored or normalized.

Its starting to happen organically in the media and among some of the younger Dems albeit in dribs and drabs at present.

Heartening stuff.


I need a lot more heart to get to hope.
 
2021-01-17 7:37:32 AM  

Clash City Farker: The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.


The important thing is that you made yourself feel superior for all of 2.5 seconds. Now run along, the adults are talking.
 
2021-01-17 7:43:54 AM  

snocone: Strong message. Won't change a single Republican mind, allegiance or tithe.
But it has purpose.
Who is it for?


It might be for us--it's like going to couple's counciling. Getting everything out in the open before we begin discussions.  Now the Rs can go ahead and tell us why the idea of representative democracy, health care, clean water makes them so angry, so violent...and then we can get them the healthcare (medication) they need.
 
2021-01-17 7:45:53 AM  
Describing the Senate as undemocratic is a grotesque ignorance of Civics and the term bicameral-- a balance of two chambers accorded by essential differences. The framers of the Constitution observed Deism and the concept that a Creator, and the universe made by it, was like a clock who could not be asked to repair their work. Humanity is left to study creation, by test tube or poem, and make our approximations through imitation.

The Constitution distributed profound terms throughout the three branches-- such as a "wisdom" that elders are often possessed with a rationality tempered by a long life-- and where did they accord a life-long tenure?

In the judicial branch-- where the "record" of democracy is retained in case law-- and no where else.

Why are the Senate's terms of six years and apportioned by simple math? Because the House is as far as removed from that conservatism as possible-- the House is reactive and not a chamber expected to consider tradition and conservative values. Yet for a resolution to make it to the President's desk, it must "pass" both chambers.

The balances are essential to the cumulative "clockwork" of ratios and proportions and varying fractions of a "majority" and the framers did not combine, arrange, separate, and accord their essential differences without months of debate after surveying many other forms of "democracy", such as Native American tribal (Seneca) meetings.

The spirit of this "talk" was as as reductionist, reactive, and performatively "heart felt" as the worst TED Talk I've ever been subjected, and I like a lot of Ted Talks.

It is ManSplainin' I agree with in spirit, but glosses profoundly essential topics of policy, and he's a filmmaker. His expertise is the narrative of the protagonist, the underdog, and the propaganda of the "little guy" will "win" because "truth is on their side". And millions of Jews eventually died because so much of the world was subdued by such assurances.
 
2021-01-17 7:46:07 AM  
Well - if that isn't the most thorough and complete takedown of the conservative movement I've heard in recent years. Yikes!
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2021-01-17 7:46:37 AM  
Another Memelord is born!
 
2021-01-17 7:46:42 AM  
I mean, the message is good, but we aren't getting a constitutional amendment anytime in my lifetime with the way things are going. fark, just something which should be as uncontroversial as the ERA can't even get passed and this guy wants to change senatorial representation?  Good luck
 
2021-01-17 7:48:01 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Clash City Farker: The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.

The important thing is that you made yourself feel superior for all of 2.5 seconds. Now run along, the adults are talking.


I learned that in civic class many years ago.

Is it not true?
 
2021-01-17 7:50:41 AM  
Wow, Nailed it. Every high schooler in America should sit in front of that, and those who disagree with its message should have there asses kicked
 
2021-01-17 7:51:34 AM  

Clash City Farker: The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.


When you feast on the shiat you so obviously enjoy do you use utensils or shovel from ass-to-mouth with your bare hands?
 
2021-01-17 7:52:28 AM  

buravirgil: Describing the Senate as undemocratic is a grotesque ignorance of Civics and the term bicameral-- a balance of two chambers accorded by essential differences. The framers of the Constitution observed Deism and the concept that a Creator, and the universe made by it, was like a clock who could not be asked to repair their work. Humanity is left to study creation, by test tube or poem, and make our approximations through imitation.

The Constitution distributed profound terms throughout the three branches-- such as a "wisdom" that elders are often possessed with a rationality tempered by a long life-- and where did they accord a life-long tenure?

In the judicial branch-- where the "record" of democracy is retained in case law-- and no where else.

Why are the Senate's terms of six years and apportioned by simple math? Because the House is as far as removed from that conservatism as possible-- the House is reactive and not a chamber expected to consider tradition and conservative values. Yet for a resolution to make it to the President's desk, it must "pass" both chambers.

The balances are essential to the cumulative "clockwork" of ratios and proportions and varying fractions of a "majority" and the framers did not combine, arrange, separate, and accord their essential differences without months of debate after surveying many other forms of "democracy", such as Native American tribal (Seneca) meetings.

The spirit of this "talk" was as as reductionist, reactive, and performatively "heart felt" as the worst TED Talk I've ever been subjected, and I like a lot of Ted Talks.

It is ManSplainin' I agree with in spirit, but glosses profoundly essential topics of policy, and he's a filmmaker. His expertise is the narrative of the protagonist, the underdog, and the propaganda of the "little guy" will "win" because "truth is on their side". And millions of Jews eventually died because so much of the world was subdued by such assurances.


I'll refute all this with two words...Mitch McConnell.
 
2021-01-17 7:57:06 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: I was with him until the electoral college then noped the fark out.


Why though? He's right. It was put in place so the rich could make sure the people didn't elect someone they didn't like. It's quite a stupid system.
 
2021-01-17 7:57:55 AM  

snocone: Strong message. Won't change a single Republican mind, allegiance or tithe.
But it has purpose.
Who is it for?


The pitchfork and torch-makers so they can increase production.
 
2021-01-17 7:59:05 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: I was with him until the electoral college then noped the fark out.


So you agree with slave-holders, do ya?
 
2021-01-17 7:59:35 AM  

Clash City Farker: Gyrfalcon: Clash City Farker: The dude wants straight democracy. Thats the strawman. It does not work. They tried it in ancient Greece. Mankind learned that lesson 2000 years ago.

The important thing is that you made yourself feel superior for all of 2.5 seconds. Now run along, the adults are talking.

I learned that in civic class many years ago.

Is it not true?


You learned in civics class many years ago that this guy wants a straight democracy even though he has no problem with the House, which would mean we'd still be a representative democracy? Because no, that's not true.
 
2021-01-17 8:00:29 AM  

djloid2010: Night Train to Wakanda: I was with him until the electoral college then noped the fark out.

Why though? He's right. It was put in place so the rich could make sure the people didn't elect someone they didn't like. It's quite a stupid system.


Nope. It was put in place so that a few high population states {like California) couldnt decide things for the rest of the country.

The system elected Donald Trump. Thats why it is hated.
 
2021-01-17 8:00:35 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Garza and the Supermutants: As far as the Senate goes---statehood for Puerto Rico, Guam and DC will be the easiest solution, short of constitutional amendments which are unlikely to pass. And Guam might skew Republican for all I know, given the military presence there, but DC and PR will make up for that.

Y'know, I just checked the population of Guam and it's 170,000. I might retract my statement based on that. Wyoming is 600,000, DC is 700,000 and Puerto Rico is 3.2 million.


Yeah. I think a consolidation of Pacific Territories including Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas together might make a bit more sense. But it might not pass out there - stick with DC and Puerto Rico and have the Peoples of the Pacific Territories express their desire in a referendum - they may not want to even be considered together.
 
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