What's Happening In the World?

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Post: # 10878Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:15 am

"These streamers are at Disney World, visited first aid last night for cough, shortness of breath, and severe vomiting, and were back in Magic Kingdom today complaining of sore throats"

https://twitter.com/JennyENicholson/sta ... 5307806720

It will be safe again when there's a vaccine. Until then, stay home.

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Post: # 10880Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:20 pm

Notice how, even after all of this, those in power are not calling for Trump's resignation? Remember that.

"Black people should hug cops. We have no policies." - Joe Biden ad.
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Post: # 10881Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:03 am

Over half a million people are dead from Covid-19. Don't go to Disney World and don't send your kids back to school. If 10 thousand kids die or 300 thousand kids die, that's too many. If it's your kid, one is too many.

Jim Sciutto writes:
"As the White House attempts to the destroy the reputation of one of the world’s premier infectious diseases experts, the president is retweeting the Covid conspiracy theories of the former host of “Love Connection”."

As someone else said, The President has spent his life taking credit for things rather than actually accomplishing things, and he can't process that his government needs to actually fix problems rather than claiming they're fixed already, and attacking those who say otherwise.

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Post: # 10883Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:17 pm

AmyDentata writes:

Liberals pretend to be about polite discussion and listening to opposing viewpoints until a leftist shows up at the table. Then they try to beat people into submission just like any other conservative

Liberals will smugly be like “read the room” while the room has pitchforks aimed at them

Liberals will be like “Biden’s cool with the Hyde amendment ❤️ I stan” one moment and “stop mansplaining you evil socialist 😡 😡” the next

Liberals will be like “now’s not the time for actual progress, the Democrats are losing” and then be like “now’s not the time for actual progress, the Democrats are winning”

And they’ll do that after shouting “country over party” because they’re focused on empty slogans, not material reality

Like, most people I know on "the left" put an awful lot of thought and research into their own positions. So it always rings a bit hollow when someone whose entire position seems to be "vote for my team or die" acts like some kind of arbiter of reasonable politics.

If the GOP is the bully, establishment Democrats are the school staff that suspend you for fighting back against the bully. Try to find a real, functional difference. There isn’t any

Politics of power will always be braindead, because the only thing they actually care about is attaining power and then keeping it. The words they use to justify this are an *aesthetic* choice, not a meaningful one. They don’t decide policy, they design team jerseys.

What we call the “right wing” is actually politics of power: a focus on attaining power, not on helping the people.

It’s no coincidence that liberals are right of center. They’re a politics of power. An arm of the GOP that’s concerned with decorum.

*Especially* when arbitrary rules of decorum can be used to shut out any real challenge to their power.

You’ve seen people talk about how establishment Dems hate the left more than they hate Republicans. This all is why.

You’ve seen liberals tsk tsk protestors while cheering on politicians that drone strike civilians—as long as those politicians are on the right team. This all is why.

You’ll see liberals get mad at threads like this and insist that conservatives are the “real” threat, as if there is only ever one real threat and as if we didn’t already talk about them at length

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Post: # 10885Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:32 am

Oregon Public Broadcasting confirms that officers in camouflage but no agency identification or badges, driving unmarked non-government rental cars, are grabbing protestors off streets in Portland and not talking w local authorities.

"Take a moment to consider that a guy can go on amazon, spend $200 on mismatched airsoft larp costume gear, and straight up kidnap people.

Just stop his minivan, run out, put some flexcuffs on someone ($20 for a 1000 pack), and haul them into his minivan.

Maybe someone takes a video of this, it doesn't really matter. Every fed agency just goes "is he with you guys?""

https://www.opb.org/news/article/federa ... rotesters/

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Post: # 10924Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:55 pm

XenophonsXiphos writes:
"You all don't get it. I live in Trump country, in the Ozarks in southern Missouri, one of the last places where the KKK still has a relatively strong established presence. They don't give a shit what he does. He's just something to rally around and hate liberals, that's it, period. He absolutely realizes that and plays it up, they love it, he knows they love it, and the fact that people act like it's anything other than that just proves that liberals are idiots, all the more reason for high fives all around.

If you keep getting caught up in why do they not realize blah blah blah and how can they still back him after blah blah blah, you are not understanding what is the underlying motivating factor of his support. It's fuck liberals, that's pretty much it.

Have you noticed he can do pretty much anything imaginable and they'll explain some way that rationalizes it that makes zero logical sense? Because they're not even keeping track of any logical narrative, it's irrelevant, fuck liberals is the only relevant thing, trust me, I know first hand what I'm talking about. That's why they just laugh at it all, because you all don't even realize they really truly don't give a fuck about whatever the conversation is about, it's just a side mission story that doesn't really matter anyways. That's all just trivial details - the economy, health care, whatever. Fuck liberals.

Look at the thing with not wearing the masks. I can tell you what that's about. It's about exposing fear. They're playing chicken with nature and whoever flinches just moved down their internal pecking order, one step closer to being a liberal.

You gotta understand the one core value that they hold above all others is hatred for what they consider weakness, because that's what they believe strength is, hatred for weakness. And I mean passionate, sadistic hatred. And I'm not exaggerating. Believe me. Sadistic, passionate hatred, and that's what proves they're strong, their passionate hatred for weakness. Sometimes they lump in vulnerability, a compromised circumstance, or an overwhelming circumstance in their with weakness, too, because people tend to start humbling themselves when they're in those circumstances and that's an obvious sign of weakness.

Kindness=weakness. Honesty=weakness. Compromise=weakness. They consider their very existence to be superior in every way to anyone who doesn't hate weakness as much as they do. They consider liberals to be weak people that are inferior, almost a different species, and the fact that liberals are so weak is why they have to unite in large numbers, which they find disgusting, but it's that disgust that is a true expression of their natural superiority.

Go ahead and try to have a logical, rational conversation with them though. Just keep in mind what I said here and think about it."
Sources:
https://twitter.com/FoaleLuke/status/12 ... 4438026240
https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comment ... nation_on/

Bonus:

The shutdown on top of the hurricane has caused Ms. Minton to rethink a lot of things.

“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” she said of Mr. Trump. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/us/f ... ianna.html

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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10928Post Garrett Gilchrist
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:57 pm

Dan Sheehan writes:
Honestly jealous of how Republicans treat their young members. Some 25 year old wants to run for King of Racism and they're all "go get 'em tiger!" but if anyone under 78 wants to get elected to Democratic office they walk out of their house to see Nancy Pelosi keying their car



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