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(Salon)   Remember that funny little internet meme we all enjoyed briefly last week. To Salon it's the mash-potato mountain that explains everything   (salon.com) divider line
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3325 clicks; posted to Politics » on 10 Jun 2021 at 9:15 PM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-10 9:17:41 PM  
no1curr
 
2021-06-10 9:19:14 PM  
Legalize dueling.
 
2021-06-10 9:19:40 PM  
Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.
 
2021-06-10 9:20:08 PM  
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2021-06-10 9:23:17 PM  
Would be okay to laugh at him over something that turns out to have not been true solely because it undoubtedly infuriated him?

I swear, we can still be very aware of his threat to democracy while we do that!
 
2021-06-10 9:23:25 PM  
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2021-06-10 9:23:31 PM  
Instead, this most recent liberal schadenfreude moment was just another example of the infantile culture that birthed the Age of Trump, a historical episode in which millions of Americans have almost literally amused themselves to death.

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2021-06-10 9:23:49 PM  
Someone at Salon had a deadline.  It's really their mantra.
 
2021-06-10 9:24:49 PM  
I'd comment, but it's time to walk my pet lobster, now that he's leash trained.
 
2021-06-10 9:25:03 PM  
The solution to Trumpism is ignoring him.

He became president because he spouted something stupid/outrageous every day starting with his 2015 escalator ride and we all paid attention.

Ignore his words. They are not news. Report on his actions, fine. But his random word-vomit is not news. We need a moratorium on Trump coverage to save the nation.
 
2021-06-10 9:27:13 PM  
"It is easier to mock and laugh at Donald Trump's supposedly backward pants and rumored toilet challenges than to confront the reality that America's democracy is in crisis, hanging by a thread against the onslaughts of the Jim Crow Republican Party, and that the country may now face its greatest existential threat since the Civil War." [FTFA]

Folks can walk and chew bubblegum at the same time.

I'm not fittin to miss out on some good jokes at DJT's expense -- he's earned every bit of it.
 
2021-06-10 9:27:58 PM  
This is what happens when someone is paid by the word and their rent is late
 
2021-06-10 9:28:27 PM  

cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.


Mocking fascists has never been fun:
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2021-06-10 9:29:52 PM  
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Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.
 
2021-06-10 9:34:24 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x138]

Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.


I can imagine it having a cheesy catchphrase like "now here comes the truth!"
 
2021-06-10 9:41:10 PM  
"But millions of Americans, and no doubt others around the world, had a good laugh - supposedly at Trump's expense. But this mockery was not a resistant act against power, similar to the jokes often told by Black human property about slave masters, and white people more generally, to affirm their own humanity in a society dominated by white supremacy."

You follow that?

1. People "supposedly" laughed at Trump. (Sotto voice: but maybe they were laughing at someone else - just because all the jokes seemed to be about Trump doesn't mean they were really about him.)

2. The mockery of Trump was not "a resistant act against power", because Trump has no power. Just because every single Republican politician kowtows to him, doesn't mean jack, apparently. Making fun of Trump?!? Don't punch down, people!

3. "Good" resistant acts against power, which mocking Trump is not, are really only are told "by Black human property ... to affirm their own humanity in a society dominated by white supremacy". The point being, if you're not a slave, don't mock Trump!

About the level of bottom of the horseshoe derp I expect out of Salon. Only the Fark poli-tab exceeds it.
 
2021-06-10 9:42:19 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Legalize dueling.


I will be your second on this if you wish.
 
2021-06-10 9:45:29 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image 425x138]

Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.


TIL that tendentious is not a combination of "tedious" and "pretentious"
 
2021-06-10 9:45:56 PM  
I mean, I can see the point, but for the sake of Nurgle's distended testicles man, get to the point.
 
2021-06-10 9:46:32 PM  

cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.


Pretty sure Trump** vulnerable to violence. An awful lot of fascists seem to have that weakness.
 
2021-06-10 9:47:18 PM  

EL EM: I'd comment, but it's time to walk my pet lobster, now that he's leash trained.


I thought Pinchy was a free-range lobster.
 
2021-06-10 9:54:11 PM  
I could actually go for a Devils Tower mountain of mashed potatoes right about now. Scaled down, of course.
 
2021-06-10 9:55:23 PM  

BorgiaGinz: [YouTube video: Roger Waters - Amused to Death (Remastered)]


THIS
 
2021-06-10 9:57:20 PM  

TomDooley: cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.

Mocking fascists has never been fun:
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2021-06-10 10:07:34 PM  
Pretty sure we were making fun of Hitler and Tojo all through the war.  You can mock an enemy as ridiculous while still recognizing them as dangerous.  And after everything Trump's done, we don't need any help remembering how dangerous he is.
 
2021-06-10 10:07:52 PM  

alienated: I could actually go for a Devils Tower mountain of mashed potatoes right about now. Scaled down, of course.


Naw, full sized. If we're gonna do this thing, let's do this thing.
 
2021-06-10 10:10:52 PM  
That was interesting... They took a Trump "scandal", then managed to turn it into an excuse to yell at us for not staying on topic. Sure, it seemed to be all about the whole pants kerfuffle (We still don't have anyone speculating about the weird wrinkles and the puffy crotch area, which is what started the whole thing in the first place), but it's really about finger wagging because we aren't focusing every waking second on the "downfall of democracy", which is silly because even IV the USA was really to somehow become a non-democracy, there are democracies all over the planet. It's not going anywhere. And neither is ours. Sure, we have to be vigilant, but we can also multi-task. It's totally OK to make fun of Dumb Donnie's pants, it doesn't mean that we're going to forget about repairing the damage that he and the GOP have caused.
 
2021-06-10 10:15:24 PM  

Mrtraveler01: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x138]

Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.

I can imagine it having a cheesy catchphrase like "now here comes the truth!"


And now, the rest of the story...
 
2021-06-10 10:15:55 PM  
These people deserve mockery and derision and they should stop being platformed otherwise.
 
2021-06-10 10:17:35 PM  

palelizard: alienated: I could actually go for a Devils Tower mountain of mashed potatoes right about now. Scaled down, of course.

Naw, full sized. If we're gonna do this thing, let's do this thing.


i am not *that* hungry .
 
2021-06-10 10:20:58 PM  

Destructor: Purple_Urkle: Legalize dueling.

I will be your second on this if you wish.


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2021-06-10 10:25:56 PM  
Mocking him incessantly is part of tearing down his power. It marginalizes his influence.
If someone is telling you about whatever garbage he's spewed and you tell them you don't listen to a guy who wears his pants backwards or can't close an umbrella or stares into the sun like a drooling moron they might get upset but you've shamed him. Shame has always been a powerful social motivation logic be damned.
If enough people do that every time someone tries to defend trump then the message starts getting through. People don't just disagree with him, they don't even respect him.
We fight him on every front. Whatever it takes.
 
2021-06-10 10:26:38 PM  

deeproy: TomDooley: cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.

Mocking fascists has never been fun:
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2021-06-10 10:33:16 PM  

alienated: palelizard: alienated: I could actually go for a Devils Tower mountain of mashed potatoes right about now. Scaled down, of course.

Naw, full sized. If we're gonna do this thing, let's do this thing.

i am not *that* hungry .


I said I'd help. You a gravy or butter fan? Me, I could go for either, but when I home-make mine, they've got a pretty good dose of butter already, so they go untopped.
 
2021-06-10 10:34:48 PM  

Mrtraveler01: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x138]

Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.

I can imagine it having a cheesy catchphrase like "now here comes the truth!"


Chauncey DeVega with ... De Truth!
 
2021-06-10 10:44:04 PM  
Sheeeeeit! If This Gon' Be That Kinda Party
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2021-06-10 11:00:36 PM  

palelizard: alienated: palelizard: alienated: I could actually go for a Devils Tower mountain of mashed potatoes right about now. Scaled down, of course.

Naw, full sized. If we're gonna do this thing, let's do this thing.

i am not *that* hungry .

I said I'd help. You a gravy or butter fan? Me, I could go for either, but when I home-make mine, they've got a pretty good dose of butter already, so they go untopped.


TBH- I do butter - now it has to be that fat filled Irish or Danish style, and also gravy. But a gravy blend. One gets something from turkeys raised on eating sage , beef from grass, chickens from whatever the fark chickens eat ( everything they can peck ) and of course- pork. Pigs that have been eating a good diet of sugar beets, beans, greens of all kinds, onions, and, well- vegetables and fruits in general.

Thanks for coming to my theodore talk .
 
2021-06-10 11:14:51 PM  
Why we spend one bit's worth of bandwidth on that drooling non-entity is a mystery to me.

And yet, here I am.
 
2021-06-10 11:28:50 PM  
This man will never face justice. It's not out of the realm of possibility he will be president again. He has a death cult that comprises a very scary percentage of the people around us. No one is coming to save us. What else can we do besides laugh?
 
2021-06-10 11:39:33 PM  

Karma Chameleon: This man will never face justice. It's not out of the realm of possibility he will be president again. He has a death cult that comprises a very scary percentage of the people around us. No one is coming to save us. What else can we do besides laugh?


Tell John Hinckley Trump is farking Jodie Foster?
 
2021-06-11 12:13:43 AM  

cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.


We can laugh at them at the same time, you know.

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2021-06-11 12:26:45 AM  
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2021-06-11 2:00:18 AM  

Mrtraveler01: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x138]

Anyone who has a podcast called "The Truth Report" can be safely ignored.

Not because they are right or wrong but because they are tendentious assholes.

I can imagine it having a cheesy catchphrase like "now here comes the truth!"


You made me listen to a significant portion of his podcast to find out.

He does not seem to have a catchphrase.
 
2021-06-11 9:31:01 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Pretty sure we were making fun of Hitler and Tojo all through the war.  You can mock an enemy as ridiculous while still recognizing them as dangerous.  And after everything Trump's done, we don't need any help remembering how dangerous he is.


sadly...there are far too many who DON't know
 
2021-06-11 1:35:42 PM  

cocozilla: Unfortunately if you look back in history far too many people laughed at Hitler and Mussolini and disregarded the danger they presented to democracy and humanity. It's easy to laugh at these people but it's very hard to stop them.


Ashli Babbitt showed its very easy to stop them. You just have to be willing to pull the trigger.
 
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