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(Axios)   Senator Blackburn says the quiet part out loud. No, not that quiet part   (axios.com) divider line
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2022-08-26 9:08:20 AM  
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Stand with the Taiwans?  Shouldn't that be stand with the Chinese?
 
2022-08-26 9:10:16 AM  
"That's right kids. That's how WWIII started. A ditzy lady with a degree in Home Economics said some very stupid sh*t so she could sound brave and tough to her hillbilly voters and that's when the missile started flying."
 
2022-08-26 9:13:51 AM  
Blackburn's comment that she remembers her 2008 visit to Taiwan fondly "and the opportunity to get to see some of your country firsthand" is likely to further anger Beijing,

The Chinese may choose to ignore this because even they know what absolute idiot Blackburn is.
 
2022-08-26 9:16:34 AM  

Badmoodman: Blackburn's comment that she remembers her 2008 visit to Taiwan fondly "and the opportunity to get to see some of your country firsthand" is likely to further anger Beijing,

The Chinese may choose to ignore this because even they know what absolute idiot Blackburn is.


Oh definitely... If Pelosi had said that... oh holy sh*t.
 
2022-08-26 9:19:01 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Oh definitely... If Pelosi had said that... oh holy sh*t.


The one thing I will say in Blackburn's favor on the subject is she has been consistent.  She vocally supported Pelosi's visit.
 
2022-08-26 9:20:04 AM  
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2022-08-26 9:25:52 AM  
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2022-08-26 9:30:18 AM  
Obviously this doesn't speak highly of Blackburn in the sense that she's ignoring diplomatic policy, the "strategic ambiguity" thing exists for a reason, etc.

But at a zoomed out level it's still pretty dumb that we've got one specific contiguous geographical region with it's own government, currency, military, and diplomacy, but we're not allowed to call this one a "country" because that makes a different country threaten to blow up the world.

Again, I get the policy, but it's pretty farking incredible that China gets to tell the entire world that words mean whatever they say.
 
2022-08-26 9:59:29 AM  
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2022-08-26 10:00:15 AM  
I've never gotten the sense that she's got much going on up there.
 
2022-08-26 10:00:54 AM  

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Funny, but wrong state
 
2022-08-26 10:01:27 AM  
And right before an iPhone release?!?
 
2022-08-26 10:02:24 AM  

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That performance was part of her finals for her Home Economics degree.
 
2022-08-26 10:03:17 AM  
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The United States of America on the other hand....
 
2022-08-26 10:06:23 AM  
I will continue to stand with the United Statesians.
 
2022-08-26 10:07:11 AM  
The Taiwans? Is that near 'The Iraq'?
 
2022-08-26 10:08:29 AM  

zobear: I've never gotten the sense that she's got much going on up there.


She doesn't need much. Her entire campaign platform was "elect me and I'll do as I'm told".
 
2022-08-26 10:10:20 AM  
Wait - this bimbette and other idiots are in Taiwan, then on a "round-the-ring-of-fire" tour of the southern Pacific islands, on MY tax payer dollars?  And the US will gain exactly WHAT from this outrageous expense?
 
2022-08-26 10:13:07 AM  

Ixnay on the ottenray: Wait - this bimbette and other idiots are in Taiwan, then on a "round-the-ring-of-fire" tour of the southern Pacific islands, on MY tax payer dollars?  And the US will gain exactly WHAT from this outrageous expense?


Stiggin' it?

/why not both girl, her arms raised
 
2022-08-26 10:13:33 AM  

Richelieu: zobear: I've never gotten the sense that she's got much going on up there.

She doesn't need much. Her entire campaign platform was "elect me and I'll do as I'm told".


I still don't know how she beat Bredesen. I mean, I do, but Jesus. But it was a wave election.

I hope he runs again. Probably the only Democrat with a chance in hell in that state.
 
2022-08-26 10:13:53 AM  

NewportBarGuy: "That's right kids. That's how WWIII started. A ditzy lady with a degree in Home Economics said some very stupid sh*t so she could sound brave and tough to her hillbilly voters and that's when the missile started flying."


Senator Blackburn had help

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2022-08-26 10:16:58 AM  
I always suspected some idiot Karen would start World War III...
 
2022-08-26 10:17:01 AM  

TiberiusGracchus44: shastacola: [preview.redd.it image 640x711]

Funny, but wrong state


Yup, Kentucky's senators are equally bad, but in different ways.

Instead, we've got:

Sen. Rand "His neighbor had a good idea" Paul

and. . .

Sen. "Moscow" Mitch McConnell (a.k.a. the Turtle)
 
2022-08-26 10:23:24 AM  

Phil McKraken: Senator Blackburn had help

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That is the sauciest picture of Pelosi I have ever seen.

This thing with China and Taiwan sometimes feels like a bunch of other countries have been poking each other and telling each other to shut up and not tell China it has a piece of toilet paper stuck on its shoe.  No I'm not saying Taiwan is the toilet paper.
 
2022-08-26 10:25:28 AM  

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FAKE NEWS!

She's really the Senator from TN, not KY.  We've disgraced ourselves by sending Rand Beaten-By-Neighbor-Over-Yard-Waste Paul and Cocaine Mitch to the senate; don't try foist Blackburn off on us, too!
 
2022-08-26 10:25:53 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Badmoodman: Blackburn's comment that she remembers her 2008 visit to Taiwan fondly "and the opportunity to get to see some of your country firsthand" is likely to further anger Beijing,

The Chinese may choose to ignore this because even they know what absolute idiot Blackburn is.

Oh definitely... If Pelosi had said that... oh holy sh*t.


And if either went the other direction with it opposition would accuse them of being soft on China.

This doesn't feel like the hill to die on.
 
2022-08-26 10:26:48 AM  
She almost exclusively says things I hate.  This, I love.
 
2022-08-26 10:27:49 AM  

menschenfresser: The Taiwans? Is that near 'The Iraq'?


No. It's like saying she stands with the Iraqs.

Or the Japans

I hate English though. It kinda works for some like the Germans. But not others like the Finlands.

In any case I'm just here for the cocaine orgy.
 
2022-08-26 10:29:37 AM  
Pluto is a planet.
 
2022-08-26 10:29:54 AM  
She may have a head full of Tribbles, but she's not wrong here.  China's BS is tiresome.
 
2022-08-26 10:29:55 AM  

LL316: She almost exclusively says things I hate.  This, I love.


You know, I imagine this sort of useful idiot kind of thing may be what people were hoping for when Trump became president.  Spoiler alert:  no.
 
2022-08-26 10:30:28 AM  

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Stand with the Taiwans?  Shouldn't that be stand with the Chinese?


Or if she knew history (Ha!  What a stupid suggestion!) "Formosans" maybe?

Nah.  "Chinese".  😄
 
2022-08-26 10:31:36 AM  

abbarach: shastacola: [preview.redd.it image 640x711]

FAKE NEWS!

She's really the Senator from TN, not KY.  We've disgraced ourselves by sending Rand Beaten-By-Neighbor-Over-Yard-Waste Paul and Cocaine Mitch to the senate; don't try foist Blackburn off on us, too!


Texan here. We'll take Blackburn in exchange for Cruz.
 
2022-08-26 10:35:16 AM  
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2022-08-26 10:35:54 AM  

middleoftheday: LL316: She almost exclusively says things I hate.  This, I love.

You know, I imagine this sort of useful idiot kind of thing may be what people were hoping for when Trump became president.  Spoiler alert:  no.


I'm not even sure I'd call her a useful idiot. Just someone who said something correct once.
 
2022-08-26 10:38:04 AM  
Wall Street is on the verge of melting down again, and a shooting war with China would make a great distraction, while also being good for US defense industries.  Sure, it would suck for everyone else, but you have to have priorities in Murica.
 
2022-08-26 10:39:41 AM  

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Brian Dennehy sure looks young in that picture.  Didn't know he did drag.  NTTAWWT.
 
2022-08-26 10:43:29 AM  

Kris_Romm: BizarreMan: [Fark user image image 777x437]

Stand with the Taiwans?  Shouldn't that be stand with the Chinese?

Or if she knew history (Ha!  What a stupid suggestion!) "Formosans" maybe?

Nah.  "Chinese".  😄


be thankful she didn't say "East Orientals"
 
2022-08-26 10:43:56 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: Obviously this doesn't speak highly of Blackburn in the sense that she's ignoring diplomatic policy, the "strategic ambiguity" thing exists for a reason, etc.

But at a zoomed out level it's still pretty dumb that we've got one specific contiguous geographical region with it's own government, currency, military, and diplomacy, but we're not allowed to call this one a "country" because that makes a different country threaten to blow up the world.

Again, I get the policy, but it's pretty farking incredible that China gets to tell the entire world that words mean whatever they say.


Pretty much this. I mean, technically, Taiwan is the original government of China. It's where the remnants of the Nationalist Chinese military fled to after the Communists won their civil war. The Commies never finished them off and eventually they grew into their own country.
 
2022-08-26 10:56:11 AM  
Good. China is basically run by mean girls with nukes. Just because they have nukes doesn't mean we can't tell them to fark off when they get pissy about petty bullshiat.
 
2022-08-26 11:01:26 AM  

Ixnay on the ottenray: Wait - this bimbette and other idiots are in Taiwan, then on a "round-the-ring-of-fire" tour of the southern Pacific islands, on MY tax payer dollars?  And the US will gain exactly WHAT from this outrageous expense?


Some crappy TikToks set to Ring of Fire.  It's all the rage right now.
 
2022-08-26 11:10:39 AM  
Maybe she meant Shania Twain?
 
2022-08-26 11:11:18 AM  

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Spank whomever did that meme. She represents Tennessee. In a lot of ways.
 
2022-08-26 11:23:10 AM  

shastacola: [preview.redd.it image 640x711]


In the photo from the article, she looks pretty good.  She should wear a mask more often.
 
2022-08-26 11:24:08 AM  

WickerNipple: NewportBarGuy: Oh definitely... If Pelosi had said that... oh holy sh*t.

The one thing I will say in Blackburn's favor on the subject is she has been consistent.  She vocally supported Pelosi's visit.


You don't have to say that
 
2022-08-26 11:24:51 AM  

menschenfresser: The Taiwans? Is that near 'The Iraq'?


The Taiwans is the way to refer to the people of Taiwan.

'Taiwanese' is an ethnicity within Taiwan - basically those who lived in Taiwan before 1947 when the KMT lost the Chinese Civil War and fled to Taiwan.
 
2022-08-26 11:59:27 AM  

Brandi Morgan: menschenfresser: The Taiwans? Is that near 'The Iraq'?

The Taiwans is the way to refer to the people of Taiwan.

'Taiwanese' is an ethnicity within Taiwan - basically those who lived in Taiwan before 1947 when the KMT lost the Chinese Civil War and fled to Taiwan.


Yes, but it's Marsha Blackburn we're taking about here. Broken clock, etc.
 
2022-08-26 12:00:21 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Obviously this doesn't speak highly of Blackburn in the sense that she's ignoring diplomatic policy, the "strategic ambiguity" thing exists for a reason, etc.

But at a zoomed out level it's still pretty dumb that we've got one specific contiguous geographical region with it's own government, currency, military, and diplomacy, but we're not allowed to call this one a "country" because that makes a different country threaten to blow up the world.

Again, I get the policy, but it's pretty farking incredible that China gets to tell the entire world that words mean whatever they say.


The powers that be are likely less concerned about the earth-shattering kaboom and are more concerned that China would embargo the US in retaliation.  A few months of bare shelves, hyper-inflation, and supply-chain chaos in our own manufacturing sector might actually impact their net worth.
 
2022-08-26 12:07:58 PM  

LL316: middleoftheday: LL316: She almost exclusively says things I hate.  This, I love.

You know, I imagine this sort of useful idiot kind of thing may be what people were hoping for when Trump became president.  Spoiler alert:  no.

I'm not even sure I'd call her a useful idiot. Just someone who said something correct once.


once? Citation needed!

/she took enough Sackler money to get elected
//she delivered limitations on governments' ability to identify and track prescription opioid script abuse
///lots of Tennesseans died from opioid overdose, even more are addicted
 
2022-08-26 12:29:40 PM  
She supports the "Taiwans" democracy but she is okay with Trump trying to destroy ours.
 
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