Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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Fox News likes to paint a lot of left-leaning ideologies as “ThE sPaWn Of SaTaN.” It’s how they stay in the good graces of their fellow neo-nazis.
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Calling bigots ignorant is always an interesting oxymoron. They are sometimes the most informed people in the world over who they hate.
Such as how they come out in droves to be extra antisemitic during Jewish holidays, like when Donald Trump kicked off the holiday of Rosh Hashanah by lambasting Jews who did not vote for him.
I’ve never heard of the Jewish New Year. I always feel weird learning more about marginalized and minority groups simply by finding out just how racists are being racist that week.
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I was considering ignoring this altogether, but I’ll humor you with a response.
First of all, I am a member of the LGBTQ community. I am a bisexual man. My partner of three years and counting is transgender. Two thirds of my closest friends are transgender. My own sibling is non-binary trans and struggling to stay on HRT because their health insurance sucks.
Thing is, I’m not imposing my viewpoints on the queer community. You are correct that queerfolk are not a monolith and won’t all agree on everything. But the segment of the queer community I am a part of - which accounts for a growing share of it - sees the existential threat that the likes of Matt Walsh, Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott, and others calling for our heads presents.
Now, maybe you’re not American or have been living under a rock. That’d be fair enough. I suggest you take the time to take a look at what’s going on in that case. Schools and hospitals are now getting bomb threats simply for expressing support for Pride or gender-affirming measures. The Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and other groups are showing up armed to gay bars and drag shows with the aim of getting them shut down. Several public libraries across the country have now had armed men barge in because a drag queen was reading a kids’ book to kids and their parents.
I’m not eager for violence, friend. I dread the day I ever have to use force. It’s a huge responsibility that I’d rather not have. But I’m also keenly aware that a LOT of people out there want me, my partner, my sibling, and my friends dead. And I’ll be damned if I let that happen.
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I think you conflate preparation for defense with preparation for offense. Your comment is about the latter, but it seems to me that Blitz advocated for the former.
I think Blitz is being too pessimistic (or maybe I’m too optimistic), but completely right about preparing just in case. Things aren’t THAT bad right now, but if they do become THAT bad, it will be too late for preparations.
carbon capture and sequestration is just as valid as any other solutions to combat climate change
It’s a valid temporary fix, but not a valid end solution. It has issues, and opportunities for cheap storage are limited.
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thankfully the three people you mentioned are generally hated in the mainstream maga right (never head anything positve said about every but ron in my circles and as of late my circle has turned hard against ron). my opinions on the trans issue would probably get me flack from literally everyone because it’s atypical so I’ll spoiler it both the left and right as as transphobic as eachother and they feed into eachother. The right’s transphobia dosen’t need a lot of elaboration here but I find the left to be just as bad because they’re doing everything in their power to dilute the trans identity to the point of meaninglessness and in my opinion this is way more insidious than the overt hate on the right.
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Calling bigots ignorant is always an interesting oxymoron. They are sometimes the most informed people in the world over who they hate.
They only inform themselves enough to confirm their bias — usually not bothering to check their sources — or deflect when they’re called out on their bigotry (like Trump does), so I don’t think there’s an actual contradiction in terms.
@harasha456
Keep in mind that Trump wasn’t popular with the mainstream media either (and the feeling is mutual), and that didn’t stop him from becoming president. At this point, downplaying the danger those people pose couldn’t be more of a mistake.
As for your viewpoint, I don’t want to dismiss it out of hand, but you’re gonna have to elaborate: how’s “the left” trying to dilute the trans identity, and how is it “just as bad” as the outright violence from right-wing transphobes? Please give us examples, because I’m genuinely curious.
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@Ereiam
there is a massive push by trans activists to try and reclassify femboys as trans along with a long list of gender non conformity, it only serves to downplay and trivialize the agony experienced by trans people and it also lends a hand to the right wing to force trans people into being femboys when the pendulum inevitably swings back in their favor desantis thankfully isn’t trump I honestly think as men they’re driven by wildly different motives. Trump is an egomaniac that doesn’t seem to have a consistent ideology desantis is an ideological loony with a very consistent ideological bent or as I refer to him “a neocon with culture war brain rot”
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@Ereiam
||there is a massive push by trans activists to try and reclassify femboys as trans along with a long list of gender non conformity,
I had a feeling that was going to happen. No more “tomboys” or “tomgirls”. It’ll get to where if you like something that’s geared toward the opposite sex it means you’re trans.
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I remember shorty after Trump won the election, I was in a classroom in university waiting for said class to start and I was making small talk, and the person I was talking to said that I think it was her co-worker or boss started being openly racist as soon as she saw him after the election. Just a reminder that people becoming president isn’t just their ideas having a seat in power, it also encourages people who share their ideas and behavior to think they are right to act like the norm.
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Chances of a government shutdown are increasing.
As a VA employee I’m not particularly worried, I’ll get paid regardless because we are federally exempt from the shutdown along with the DOD and military branches. My partner won’t get her disabled vet check, but we ain’t hurting for money.
Still, yet again Republicans are pushing us toward a fully avoidable financial cliff all because they want to throw a temper tantrum.
Small edit. I’m immune from the shutdown for a bit. Three months specifically, and then they start furloughing people. First the admin staff, and if it gets bad enough it starts hitting CNAs, PAs, and Nurses.
So remember kids, if Republicans shut down the government, they do so knowing full well that it will hurt vets. First by cutting their disability checks and then slowly eroding their healthcare.
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They know their days are numbered on a meta-level.
X didn’t move to the right enough, Y didn’t move at all, and Z is pretty far left.
They know that even Gerrymandering is not going to get enough, because of the city diaspora, the bluing of the suburbs, and the constant growth of minority blocs.
This is why we are seeing them pull out all the stops. Defying the will of the people openly because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The next 10 years will be a scary time.
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I’m eagerly waiting for the day that I am considered conservative.
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I mean, even Obama admitted that back in the 70s-80s he’d have been considered a “Moderate Republican”.
Considering the relative policies at the time, he’s probably right. The overton window really has shifted that far.
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The UK did the big oof:
LONDON — The U.K. Parliament has passed the much delayed Online Safety Bill on Tuesday, despite vocal criticisms by virtually all digital rights and free speech organizations and advocates.
The House of Lords has “passed a controversial new law aimed at making social media firms more responsible for users’ safety on their platforms,” the BBC reported. “The Online Safety Bill has taken years to agree and will force firms to remove illegal content and protect children from some legal but harmful material.”
As free speech advocates have repeatedly pointed out during the protracted, years-long process leading to the current version, the Conservative government’s Online Safety Bill will officially classify and effectively censor adult content according to whatever standards the politicians that happen to be in power in the U.K. at any given time deem “harmful” or “pornographic.”
Though termed a “constitutional monarchy,” the U.K. has no written constitution and no equivalents to the U.S. Bill of Rights, First Amendment or codified Section 230 protections.
The bill grants wide powers to the politicians and bureaucrats appointed to communications regulator Ofcom to target material they consider “harmful,” essentially re-establishing content-based state censorship in the U.K.
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”Perhaps the biggest failing has been the lack of detail in how these extraordinary powers will be implemented. It’s down to Ofcom to sort this mess and we call on them to work with cyber experts, tech companies and civil society to minimise the harms to our fundamental rights.
Figured I put this here.
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I keep wondering why Fetterman, the largest of the senators, not simply eat the other 99?
Well Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wonders the same thing, so in order to appease the large man he changed the Senate dress code to allow for more casual attire.
Proving that Congress can in fact act if it’s for their own safety.
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I was BRIEFLY involved in the telecommunications mess in the UK and Europe, and just from my VERY BRIEF experience I predict:
  1. No affected commercial and private corporation of any meaningful size will comply.
  2. As the UK government struggles to figure out the details of what their current round of enforcement for all of this will, all affected commercial and private corporations of any meaningful size will immediately up their lobbying. The lobbying will focus on encouraging implementations that will lead to investigations of competitors.
  3. Any commercial or private corporation who are fined under this will sue all involved parties (including the government itself ) under under Chapters I and II of the Competition Act 1998 (the Act) and may be prohibited under Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, and will also take a clue from TC Energy, RWE, Uniper, Rockhopper and Ascent Resources, and will sue the UK government under international laws governing trade agreements and treaties, which will lead to long and expensive hearings in corporate arbitration courts which operate outside of a country’s domestic legal system.
So, for me?
A. There will be no affect on any commercial or private corporation of any international reach.
B. The first time they try to enforce this on any commercial or private corporation of any international reach they will quickly find their pocketbooks draining at an alarming rate.
Every time this happened to the companies I worked for, we just waited for them to come after us, sued every possible way we could think of, and wrote the costs of court off as business expenses.
There is simply no need for any commercial and private company of any meaningful size to care about this. There’s just so many moving parts in it that all you have to do is throw a stable full of attorneys at it, and wait for the next election.
These kinds of laws are such incredibly stupid wastes of time.
This is why we don’t have cities on the Moon and on Mars yet.
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They know their days are numbered on a meta-level.
X didn’t move to the right enough, Y didn’t move at all, and Z is pretty far left.
They know that even Gerrymandering is not going to get enough, because of the city diaspora, the bluing of the suburbs, and the constant growth of minority blocs.
This is why we are seeing them pull out all the stops. Defying the will of the people openly because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The next 10 years will be a scary time.
The next election will be a make-or-break moment for the GQP.
The party as a whole ain’t going nowhere anytime soon, but:
  • Trump losing a second time would show that 2020 wasn’t a fluke. America doesn’t want Trump.
** If Trump is in jail and somehow DeSantis or Vivek is the GQP candidate, it shows that Trumpism still isn’t wanted.
  • 2024 is the GQP’s last chance to regain the Senate until 2032. This election the Dems need to defend almost twice as many seats as the Reps, meaning Dems have far more chances of losing the 2 or more seats they need to lose the majority. But 2026-2030 Senate maps either show an equal number of seats up for grabs or Reps needing to defend more. If they can’t sync a win in the election where they hold the advantage, the Rep control of the Senate is done for almost a whole decade.
  • Reps only hold an 8 seat advantage in the House. Dems need only flip 5 seats this election to regain control.
Losing this election - the 5th or 6th election in a row - won’t mean the end of the Republican party. But it will mean breaking its back, and also might very well mean the end of MAGA.
To no surprise, the forerunner of this cries for decorum is Qaren herself.
The same trailer park trash who has spent every State of the Union address screaming “LIAR!” at the president, once while appropriately dressed as a howler monkey. Who also called Bobo a “little bitch” on that same Congress floor she’s complaining about decorum over. Who also-also showed uncensored revenge porn of Hunter Biden’s MASSIVE HOG on that same Congress floor. I’m sorry, that’s wrong. She censored the face of the prostitute lucky enough to be pleasured by Hunter’s gi-normous Woman SatisfierTM. But Hunter’s MASSIVE HOG was on full display.
If MAGA didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
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