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(The Atlantic)   The GOP in its death throes is exactly the same as 1970's Soviet Russia - lesson from history is that the Republicans have no path to reform, Like their Soviet counterparts, their party is too far gone   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2021-02-25 2:50:10 PM  
So their next steps are violence, turmoil  and corrup.... Um.
 
2021-02-25 3:08:37 PM  
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2021-02-25 3:25:07 PM  
More like the Baath party deadenders in post invasion Iraq, but point taken.
 
2021-02-25 3:29:18 PM  
The Soviet Union ended but the Soviets got promoted by Putin to produce alternative gangster music to guide Russian youth. The guided messages are for example: "Hey kids, break into US Government bases, grab everything you can, then come home to Russia."
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DJ Blyatman & Hard Bass School - AREA 51 (Official Video)
Youtube iobUHYGlUlY


Deep down Vladimir Putin really wants to be a Russian version of Phil Specter with a higher body count but sensible hair and he is, he's living his dream. A dream as old as the time he stole stereo equipment when he was stationed at the Berlin wall. Hooligan!

Just because he's a kleptocrat doesn't mean he's not a Soviet.
 
2021-02-25 3:31:11 PM  
Rachel had one of those former GOP assholes on last night, talking about how in the future, the Republicans needed to be a more mainstream party. How do you become a more mainstream Nazi/ anarchist? I don't want to live in a half Nazi country.
 
2021-02-25 3:33:59 PM  
Russian Hard Bass Mix 2020-2021
Youtube HsR24FhcBCY
Redistribution of all money to Vladimir Putin is the new Communism.
 
2021-02-25 3:39:13 PM  
Oh, it's just a few music videos?
RUSSIAN HARD BASS - Make USSR Great Again // 2019 mix
Youtube Y2VzjdzoC4g
No it isn't, it's adversarial Kremlin music.
 
2021-02-25 3:43:53 PM  
Weird, somehow I cued that last video to a random point. Ignore it. I don't know how I did that mistake.

It's cued up in the middle of Narkotik Kal one of Putin's older songs about how cool it is to drink light beer instead of doing drugs.

Drug free gangster music is a symptom of everything that is wrong with Russia today! Why can't you people just smoke weed and leave America alone!
 
2021-02-25 3:53:22 PM  
Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.
 
2021-02-25 4:06:30 PM  

Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.


I think it means the GOP is trying to give the country over to organized crime and oligarchs
 
2021-02-25 4:09:30 PM  

Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.


Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?
 
2021-02-25 4:26:36 PM  

bloobeary: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?


https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20​1​90725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-tru​e-death-toll

Estimates are only about 4000 people died from the Chernobyl disaster. Although there were plenty of displacements and other suffering. But I'd say COVID is categorically worse on many levels.
 
2021-02-25 4:48:48 PM  
"Russian rap doesn't have enough drugs" was not a curmudgeonly conspiratorial rant I was expecting to read about today but here we are.
 
2021-02-25 5:06:51 PM  
The Bullshiat Moose party.
 
2021-02-25 5:10:07 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

I think it means the GOP is trying to give the country over to organized crime and oligarchs


Provided they are among the selected oligarchs.
 
2021-02-25 5:11:22 PM  
Remember in the 60's when the GoP was losing all power so they adopted the Southern Strategy to stay relevant and became more powerful than they ever were? Remember when the Tea Party was going to destroy the GoP from the inside out?

They will survive this, like roaches.
 
2021-02-25 5:11:42 PM  
The supreme court threw them a lifeline with Roe v Wade. They used it to dumb down future generations of party loyalists aka Insurrectionists/Deplorable/etc you know Trump supporters.
 
2021-02-25 5:13:13 PM  
The DNC needs to inform every GOP member that they've won some sort of "fabulous prize" and have them pick it up somewhere around the lip of the Grand Canyon... then they release the trained lemmings.
 
2021-02-25 5:14:27 PM  
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2021-02-25 5:14:55 PM  
And yet, unless we're vigilant and fight them every step of the way, they will win again in '22 and '24, outlaw all opposition, and rule our asses until the end of the human race.
 
2021-02-25 5:15:05 PM  
if only
 
2021-02-25 5:15:19 PM  
I'll bake them a nice going away cake if it will speed up the process.
 
2021-02-25 5:15:29 PM  
Except the "stagnant" Communist Party ended up controlling a large portion of the planet for a good 15 years or more.
 
2021-02-25 5:15:32 PM  

hank byron: The supreme court threw them a lifeline with Roe v Wade. They used it to dumb down future generations of party loyalists aka Insurrectionists/Deplorable/etc you know Trump supporters.


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2021-02-25 5:15:51 PM  
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2021-02-25 5:16:13 PM  
70's Soviets...that means we still need to deal with their BS for 20 years.
 
2021-02-25 5:17:07 PM  
Yess... give me a neoliberal based third party. Yesss.... here's the platform

https://exponents.substack.com/p/what​-​neoliberals-believe
 
2021-02-25 5:17:10 PM  
You don't know what you're saying.  Get to the infirmary
 
2021-02-25 5:19:18 PM  
Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.
 
2021-02-25 5:19:34 PM  
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2021-02-25 5:21:19 PM  

thealgorerhythm: bloobeary: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/201​90725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-tru​e-death-toll

Estimates are only about 4000 people died from the Chernobyl disaster. Although there were plenty of displacements and other suffering. But I'd say COVID is categorically worse on many levels.


At least the people of Pripyat listened to authorities and fled en masse. If MAGAts were to live there at that time, they'd be walking around bare-chested saying that there's no radiation. Nothing is glowing, so no radiation. Probably claiming the government wanted to scare them out to take their wonderful homes.

There's a segment with David Attenborough narrating about Pripyat and the wildlife that has reclaimed the city. The city is still closed to humans, but it can't stop wildlife from going in there. So the BBC folks had drones and some humans (perhaps in protective suits) go in there to video record the wildlife that sort of sprung up: trees growing through apartment buildings, owls making use of rooms as shelters, wild dogs hunting in packs, etc.
 
2021-02-25 5:22:23 PM  
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: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.
 
2021-02-25 5:23:57 PM  
Wheeeeeee! Enjoy the ride. It's all down hill once you go over the cliff of T-totalitaryanism. But remember:

It's safer to toy with a lion cub than an old, dying lion.

Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra, Wm. Shakespear

 
2021-02-25 5:26:42 PM  

dericwater: thealgorerhythm: bloobeary: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/201​90725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-tru​e-death-toll

Estimates are only about 4000 people died from the Chernobyl disaster. Although there were plenty of displacements and other suffering. But I'd say COVID is categorically worse on many levels.

At least the people of Pripyat listened to authorities and fled en masse. If MAGAts were to live there at that time, they'd be walking around bare-chested saying that there's no radiation. Nothing is glowing, so no radiation. Probably claiming the government wanted to scare them out to take their wonderful homes.

There's a segment with David Attenborough narrating about Pripyat and the wildlife that has reclaimed the city. The city is still closed to humans, but it can't stop wildlife from going in there. So the BBC folks had drones and some humans (perhaps in protective suits) go in there to video record the wildlife that sort of sprung up: trees growing through apartment buildings, owls making use of rooms as shelters, wild dogs hunting in packs, etc.


This is still one of my favorite sites.

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

A woman on a motorcycle cruising through the ruins of Chernobyl with a Geiger counter as her guide.
 
2021-02-25 5:26:47 PM  
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:State capitalism? In my Soviet Union?
 
2021-02-25 5:28:57 PM  
Brezhnev is reading 1980 Olympic games opening speech: Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
 
2021-02-25 5:29:11 PM  
But after the communists fell, the soviets shifted to the Republican dream of total oligarchy with only snickering mentions of "democracy."

Maybe it's part of the plan.
 
2021-02-25 5:29:32 PM  
So much censuring in the future. Toe the party line or else.

Very Soviet. Well done comrade Trump.
 
2021-02-25 5:30:15 PM  

LewDux: [external-preview.redd.it image 295x295]:State capitalism? In my Soviet Union?


Look at those heroic eyebrows. If only I could get mine that big.
 
2021-02-25 5:31:14 PM  
Do they have any kind of legislative agenda or platform? Are the newly minted GOPpers in congress working tirelessly on bills to help people, or are they just taking turns being giant assholes and "owning the libs"?
 
2021-02-25 5:32:04 PM  

Destructor: LewDux: [external-preview.redd.it image 295x295]:State capitalism? In my Soviet Union?

Look at those heroic eyebrows. If only I could get mine that big.


Drink more sapho juice
 
2021-02-25 5:34:03 PM  

Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.


How do I know you didn't read the article.
 
2021-02-25 5:34:36 PM  

OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.

How do I know you didn't read the article.


Its fark.
 
2021-02-25 5:38:02 PM  

OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.

How do I know you didn't read the article.


So because of your post i went and skimmed the article.

My comment stands. Its trash and just regurgitated old and debunked canards about the USSR.
 
2021-02-25 5:40:05 PM  

Conqueror of Bread: OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.

How do I know you didn't read the article.

So because of your post i went and skimmed the article.

My comment stands. Its trash and just regurgitated old and debunked canards about the USSR.


Ok comrade.
 
2021-02-25 5:41:39 PM  

OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.

How do I know you didn't read the article.

So because of your post i went and skimmed the article.

My comment stands. Its trash and just regurgitated old and debunked canards about the USSR.

Ok comrade.


You have to earn the right to be my comrade.

Only allies to the cause of the working class are my allies.
 
2021-02-25 5:41:59 PM  

Conqueror of Bread: OptionC: Conqueror of Bread: Jesus this headline was written by a farking idiot.

Equating a capitalist supporting elite wealth party with the farking soviet union.

Absolute idiot.

Fark you subby. You're a absolute moron.

How do I know you didn't read the article.

So because of your post i went and skimmed the article.

My comment stands. Its trash and just regurgitated old and debunked canards about the USSR.


USSR was good to people. Once USSR was shaving outside it's dacha with open razor and little boy was walking by. "What are you doing, USSR" asked boy. "Shaving" said USSR
 
2021-02-25 5:42:11 PM  

dericwater: thealgorerhythm: bloobeary: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/201​90725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-tru​e-death-toll

Estimates are only about 4000 people died from the Chernobyl disaster. Although there were plenty of displacements and other suffering. But I'd say COVID is categorically worse on many levels.

At least the people of Pripyat listened to authorities and fled en masse. If MAGAts were to live there at that time, they'd be walking around bare-chested saying that there's no radiation. Nothing is glowing, so no radiation. Probably claiming the government wanted to scare them out to take their wonderful homes.

There's a segment with David Attenborough narrating about Pripyat and the wildlife that has reclaimed the city. The city is still closed to humans, but it can't stop wildlife from going in there. So the BBC folks had drones and some humans (perhaps in protective suits) go in there to video record the wildlife that sort of sprung up: trees growing through apartment buildings, owls making use of rooms as shelters, wild dogs hunting in packs, etc.


To be fair, you kind of had to "listen" in a totalitarian country like the Soviet Union.    Didn't they just show up and scoop everyone out of there in a ridiculously short amount of time?
 
2021-02-25 5:44:44 PM  

whidbey: dericwater: thealgorerhythm: bloobeary: Sin'sHero: Does this mean we get a Chernobyl event?

Hmm, I need to review that timeline.

Does 500,000+ dead from a pandemic count?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/201​90725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-tru​e-death-toll

Estimates are only about 4000 people died from the Chernobyl disaster. Although there were plenty of displacements and other suffering. But I'd say COVID is categorically worse on many levels.

At least the people of Pripyat listened to authorities and fled en masse. If MAGAts were to live there at that time, they'd be walking around bare-chested saying that there's no radiation. Nothing is glowing, so no radiation. Probably claiming the government wanted to scare them out to take their wonderful homes.

There's a segment with David Attenborough narrating about Pripyat and the wildlife that has reclaimed the city. The city is still closed to humans, but it can't stop wildlife from going in there. So the BBC folks had drones and some humans (perhaps in protective suits) go in there to video record the wildlife that sort of sprung up: trees growing through apartment buildings, owls making use of rooms as shelters, wild dogs hunting in packs, etc.

To be fair, you kind of had to "listen" in a totalitarian country like the Soviet Union.    Didn't they just show up and scoop everyone out of there in a ridiculously short amount of time?


https://books.google.com/books?id=CN4​V​CgAAQBAJ&pg=PA64&lpg=PA64&dq=%22#v=one​page&q=%22&f=false


"Totalitarian" is a right wing propaganda term adopted by people who have been indoctrinated by a century of anti labor red scare propaganda.
 
2021-02-25 5:46:23 PM  

jst3p: Remember in the 60's when the GoP was losing all power so they adopted the Southern Strategy to stay relevant and became more powerful than they ever were? Remember when the Tea Party was going to destroy the GoP from the inside out?

They will survive this, like roaches.


Turn on the light and get an exterminator.
 
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