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Cake day: July 9th, 2023

  • Yeah, a couple of problems with it though:

    First, he DID say, after the “Jews will not replace us” march, and intentional murder of a counter-protestor that there were “very fine people on both sides.” So he DID say that. The statement that he did not say that is false. Note:

    Editors’ Note: Some readers have raised the objection that this fact check appears to assume Trump was correct in stating that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the Charlottesville incident. That is not the case. This fact check aimed to confirm what Trump actually said, not whether what he said was true or false. For the record, virtually every source that covered the Unite the Right debacle concluded that it was conceived of, led by and attended by white supremacists, and that therefore Trump’s characterization was wrong.

    Secondly, Snopes has apparently incorporated the trump administration’s walk-back of that to say yeah he didn’t know they were all nazis.

    While I disagree with that analysis, it is laid out plainly that that’s how they arrived at the true/false determination of what this demented sociopath meant.

    Which is - imo wrong, but fair. Identifying an address that matches the address of alleged shooter is simply comparing two empirical values. So while I disagree with the ‘both sides’ analysis I think there’s room for them to claim it was false, unlike the donation address matching the shooter’s address.

  • So maybe instead of just shit-talking Harris, you could say something like “I support the Democrats and will be voting blue, but I don’t like Harris”?

    Because once you’ve said that, you’re more or less left with the inference that “I hope she doesn’t win” (aka yay trump) or “I’m planning to shit talk Democrats and progressives who are not progressive enough for me all the way to the election but not in a, like, republiQan way.”

  • Now see there, Junior? See the guy what looks like he’s got a big glass eye? That’s what we call a photo-grapher. Now hold still he’s - wait - (click) He’s gonna make us famous on the interwebs, boy. Look owly, now. (click) Now stop playin’ with your toes, son, we don’t want that picture going around the world, now do we.

  • I think it’s a reasonable hypothesis, but I disagree it’ll happen because conservatism in whatever form “centrists” promote it has been proven over and over again in stark terms, just in the last 10 years, to be a huge disgusting lie.

    If one can actually derive a single ideal or principle out of the flaming wreckage of the shit transport that is the Trumpublican party it has been thoroughly disavowed by everyone else.

    Fiscal conservatives will still make a stand because they have the dark magic of math on their side, but Social conservatives are right fucking out. And fiscal conservatives still have to account for tax breaks for billionaires and the ridiculous utter failure of “trickle down” which is a 40 year old con - ain’t nobody got time for that.

  • The year is 1964. “Tricky” Dick Nixon sets his sights on crime and undermining voting rights.

    The year is 1992. Ross “Can I Finish” Perot spoils the soup for republicans who vow to never allow a third party conservative voice again.

    The year is 2008. republiqans once again face the prosepect of themselves not having any fucking money - just like the goddamned Democrat poors. Better to let the Dems figure it out while we ensure the previous administration isn’t literally arrested for crimes against humanity.

    The year is 2020. Batshit insanity has enveloped the republiQan party like an orange cloud of airborne virus. The cult is complete, resistance is futile. Non-compliant republicans will be exiled. Plans to stage a coup are already well underway.

    I mean, yeah, cretinous evil is tenacious.

  • You’ll find that a common thread in many people on the left

    The common thread being fuck the Democrats because they didn’t do exactly what I wanted.

    Yeah it is a common thread on the “left”. By which I mean the tankies who are dazzled by russian disinfo. We have a few short weeks to get loud about defeating Trump. Waah waah I don’t like Harris or Biden or Newsom or Whitmer or Whothefuckever is the predetermined talking point for all the russian outlets. It’s just a weird coincidence it’s also your talking point.

    Hey if “the left” like Bernie so much (as do I) why not get out there and make it a floor fight? I’ll tell you why; because “the left” doesn’t actually care. If you want to argue that it’d be pointless because Harris is pre-selected, you’ll be acknowledging that “the left” just want to shit in the river for the Democratic nominee and have zero interest in actually promoting who they say they promote. The “left”. Right.

  • Complaining how the campaign media works yes. Biden literally just announced he was withdrawing hours ago.

    We’re going to get into the nasty ugly shit and contention about Harris and whoever gets the VP nod shortly. Can we wait JUST A LITTLE WHILE PLEASE. Is that too much to ask?

    Is a reluctance to go from a handful of months-long scraps about Biden immediately to articles about Harris-as-prosecutor some kind of outlier? These articles are going to flood in, the corporate news just did two huge rails of coke and will be up all night cranking out all the innuendo, inference, and suppositions anyone has any right to expect and it isn’t going to stop for months.

    Let’s wait a minute. A brief pause.

  • The old GOP created FOX news, and FOX news was created for GOP. It has been based on bigger and bigger lies for at least 50 years now.

    Yeah. I’m not a big Kinzinger fan, just like I’m not a big fan of Cheney - not the war criminal who needs to be imprisoned but the relatively reasonable one recently ousted by Qultists. But I appreciate they’re able to call it a disgrace and all the rest of it. Like- proof that there are at least some whose life’s work is being stolen by an orange rapist who are reacting within understandable parameters.

    It’s a small thing, but I’ll take it.