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2021-06-21 5:50:38 PM  
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2021-06-21 9:20:32 PM  
Can we do that everywhere?

I'm only half kidding...
 
2021-06-21 11:40:44 PM  
Wannabe?
Can't really see what's holding him back.
 
2021-06-21 11:42:45 PM  
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2021-06-21 11:44:39 PM  

lindalouwho: Can we do that everywhere?

I'm only half kidding...


Can we do that everywhere?

I'm not kidding.
 
2021-06-21 11:44:47 PM  

whr21: Wannabe?
Can't really see what's holding him back.


It's a tough job.  Autocratic leaders of The Philippines have some pretty big shoe closets to fill.
 
2021-06-21 11:44:51 PM  
Just because he's a brutal ruthless dictator doesn't mean he doesn't want healthy peasants.
 
2021-06-21 11:51:17 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Just because he's a brutal ruthless dictator doesn't mean he doesn't want healthy peasants.


That has been one of Duterte's calling cards. His road to despotism rode on the back of "cleaning up the streets".

/having a death squad never makes you the good guy
 
2021-06-21 11:53:23 PM  
So taking advantage of the century plus of rampant government corruption and abuse to demonize residents who may legitimately not believe him - specifically him, by the way - to further legitimize more government abuse probably to further corruption?  Sounds right.
Pro-vax, just saying this is what happens when your government is anti truth. They're miles ahead of the T**** amateur hour.
 
2021-06-21 11:53:48 PM  
"In a world first, a wannabe dictator is pro-vaccine"

He told you what he wants, what he really, really, wants!
 
2021-06-21 11:54:14 PM  
Killing thousands as a world leader isn't a wannabe dictator.
 
2021-06-21 11:56:50 PM  
You know how we joke about getting the last 30 percent of Americans vaccinated with a dart gun? This guy would actually do that. Well, a dart gun or a real gun. Either way, one less unvaccinated person roaming the streets! /s
 
2021-06-21 11:57:40 PM  

killershark: You know how we joke about getting the last 30 percent of Americans vaccinated with a dart gun? This guy would actually do that. Well, a dart gun or a real gun. Either way, one less unvaccinated person roaming the streets! /s


So... Lawful Evil?
 
2021-06-22 12:01:32 AM  
"In a world, first, a wannabe dictator is pro-vaccine"

Then what? Or did I use Don LaFontaine voice again?
 
2021-06-22 12:06:29 AM  

thehellisthis: whr21: Wannabe?
Can't really see what's holding him back.

It's a tough job.  Autocratic leaders of The Philippines have some pretty big shoe closets to fill.


lolz. That's a blast from the past. I haven't heard an Imelda Marcos joke in like 3 decades. I used to jokingly call my mom Imelda because she had WAY too many damn shoes
 
2021-06-22 12:06:32 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

BNODesk: Philippine President Duterte says he's "exasperated" by those who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19: "You choose, get vaccinated or I will have you jailed"


I'm pretty sure he's just pro-jail...
 
2021-06-22 12:11:32 AM  
If Trump were in charge now, I would place odds on if he would do that....

"We have this big, beautiful perfect vaccine. People don't want me to say it's perfect. Ok. It's 99.999% perfect. It's beautiful. It's wonderful. Nobody has a vaccine like ours. You know...I made that happen. The Democrats...they wanted to take 5 years to study it and I said people are dying, they need the shot. So they're getting the shot now because of me. And more people are going to get it because they're good people. They're patriots and they want to do the right thing. And we're going to help them.  Because it's 99.999999..you can just put 1,000 9s out there if you want. It's perfect.  So we're going to help people do the right thing. We're going to build these big beautiful buildings. They are schools to help people. To help ..you know I had a University. Oh the libs hate it because it was a beautiful university and some people complained.  So these buildings are going to help people who aren't convinced...to get vaccinated. Because they want up. They want to get the shot. They just need help getting all the fake news..you know the fake news media says the shot gives you miscarriages..they'll do anything to keep people locked away in their homes..it's a disgrace.A DISGRACE.
 
2021-06-22 12:12:19 AM  
Duterte is just a wannabe dictator? Oh man, subby's got some really high standards.
 
2021-06-22 12:19:37 AM  

thehellisthis: whr21: Wannabe?
Can't really see what's holding him back.

It's a tough job.  Autocratic leaders of The Philippines have some pretty big shoe closets to fill.


Bra-farking-vo
 
2021-06-22 12:27:50 AM  

recondite cetacean: "In a world, first, a wannabe dictator is pro-vaccine"

Then what? Or did I use Don LaFontaine voice again?


IN A WORLD....
 
2021-06-22 12:37:15 AM  

shpritz: Duterte is just a wannabe dictator? Oh man, subby's got some really high standards.


He is a brutal authoritarian murderer, but we shall see about dictator as they go through the next election.
 
2021-06-22 12:43:09 AM  
I work with a lot of good people in the Philippines and someone asked me if Trump was really as bad as he sounded. I told them it was like Duterte but with much more influence and a lot more dumber

I learned some new Tagalog swear words that day
 
2021-06-22 1:14:56 AM  
Look we can't genocide these people if Covid bets us to it.

What should I have not said that out loud?
 
2021-06-22 1:35:51 AM  
Just jailed? Soft penalty. Wasn't he executing drug users?
 
2021-06-22 1:59:16 AM  

TorpedoOrca: I work with a lot of good people in the Philippines and someone asked me if Trump was really as bad as he sounded. I told them it was like Duterte but with much more influence and a lot more dumber

I learned some new Tagalog swear words that day


Did those words include "ga-gu" and "tung-a"?

/unsure of the precise Tagalog orthography
 
2021-06-22 2:30:35 AM  

Summoner101: /having a death squad never makes you the good guy


Does he have death squads?  I thought he was going Fascist 2.0 with outsourcing all that to his supporters who will do it for free and just telling them they should call the people he wants them to kill "drug dealers" and then no charges.
 
2021-06-22 2:48:53 AM  
Duterte is many things, but he is not a want-a-be dictator.  The fact that he has Death Squads and complete control of the entire government, and the power to rig everything his way should have told you that he is an actual dictator.
 
2021-06-22 2:54:14 AM  

KodosZardoz: Just jailed? Soft penalty. Wasn't he executing drug users?


No, only in the streets.
 
2021-06-22 3:23:04 AM  

Gyrfalcon: KodosZardoz: Just jailed? Soft penalty. Wasn't he executing drug users?

No, only in the streets.


"drug users" and his political opponents probably had an unsurprising Venn diagram
 
2021-06-22 3:55:45 AM  

dywed88: shpritz: Duterte is just a wannabe dictator? Oh man, subby's got some really high standards.

He is a brutal authoritarian murderer, but we shall see about dictator as they go through the next election.


If you define dictator only by how a ruler comes to/stays in power then yes. But that is a very narrow definition IMO. If, for example, someone legitimately wins elections because he cracks down on the free press and oppresses his opposition I would him a dictator even though he has popular support.
 
2021-06-22 4:08:46 AM  
I was prepared for this to be another DeSantis thread.
 
2021-06-22 4:38:39 AM  

paulleah: If Trump were in charge now, I would place odds on if he would do that....

"We have this big, beautiful perfect vaccine. People don't want me to say it's perfect. Ok. It's 99.999% perfect. It's beautiful. It's wonderful. Nobody has a vaccine like ours. You know...I made that happen. The Democrats...they wanted to take 5 years to study it and I said people are dying, they need the shot. So they're getting the shot now because of me. And more people are going to get it because they're good people. They're patriots and they want to do the right thing. And we're going to help them.  Because it's 99.999999..you can just put 1,000 9s out there if you want. It's perfect.  So we're going to help people do the right thing. We're going to build these big beautiful buildings. They are schools to help people. To help ..you know I had a University. Oh the libs hate it because it was a beautiful university and some people complained.  So these buildings are going to help people who aren't convinced...to get vaccinated. Because they want up. They want to get the shot. They just need help getting all the fake news..you know the fake news media says the shot gives you miscarriages..they'll do anything to keep people locked away in their homes..it's a disgrace.A DISGRACE.


It's a little too coherent to be believable, but it still hurt my brain because I read that in "Trump Voice".
 
2021-06-22 4:53:23 AM  

Gyrfalcon: recondite cetacean: "In a world, first, a wannabe dictator is pro-vaccine"

Then what? Or did I use Don LaFontaine voice again?

IN A WORLD....


I can picture the Hollywood film trailer now.

In a WORLD....

Where DISEASE LURKS the streets....

ONE MAN

Will do ANYTHING

To SAVE HIMSELF.

But when CHALLENGED

By DESTINY

He will RISE

To save US

And BECOME....


......KUNG FLU

David Carradine

IS.....

......KUNG FLU

A Whitewash Feature Presentation
Featuring Donald Trump as the US President
And Alex Borstein as the ghost of Imelda Marcos
Special appearances from John Wayne, Mickey Rooney and Sean Connery

IN THEATERS THIS AUGUST
 
2021-06-22 5:34:55 AM  

thehellisthis: whr21: Wannabe?
Can't really see what's holding him back.

It's a tough job.  Autocratic leaders of The Philippines have some pretty big shoe closets to fill.


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2021-06-22 7:54:32 AM  
Well -- I guess with Duerte there is more than one way to risk your life in a pandemic.
 
2021-06-22 9:38:02 AM  
If only there was someplace he could march them all to.  A forced march with not a stop for a cup of tea nor to listen to the afternoon radio programmes.  Come on.  It's time to take up the Bataan.
 
2021-06-22 10:00:48 AM  
Public health laws should be more dictatorial than martial law, considering what could be lost.  You can't surrender, make a treaty, and leave the war if it's a widespread disease.

It's amazing that strict measures are done more in liberal democracies, with sufficient understanding and education.
 
2021-06-22 12:40:25 PM  
Wannabe? No, he's a legit dictator, from what I understand.
 
2021-06-22 1:52:24 PM  
What he lacks in nuance, he makes up for in consistency.
 
2021-06-22 3:00:29 PM  

shpritz: dywed88: shpritz: Duterte is just a wannabe dictator? Oh man, subby's got some really high standards.

He is a brutal authoritarian murderer, but we shall see about dictator as they go through the next election.

If you define dictator only by how a ruler comes to/stays in power then yes. But that is a very narrow definition IMO. If, for example, someone legitimately wins elections because he cracks down on the free press and oppresses his opposition I would him a dictator even though he has popular support.


I would include being subjected to free and fair elections and following term limits as excluding someone from being a dictator.

So yes, I would need to see him subverting elections before I call him a dictator.

Granted I think this is a semantic quibble and we are both in agreement about him.
 
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