BREAKING: Trump has sacked Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Daniel Ragsdale— The Int'l Spectator (@spectatorindex) January 31, 2017
Can someone remind me again which police or military authority is ready to obey orders to arrest Trump
Every service member who was permitted to “ask Trump a question” at the Armed Services Ball says, “I just want to congratulate you, sir.” pic.twitter.com/7ymenToQF6— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) January 21, 2017
judges and justices in the U.S. are basically 24/7 4th-of-July cosplayers.
lol very agree
blinkandwheeze posted:drwhat posted:
420 deep state every day.
Federal courts aren't the deep state lmao. what you are describing is ostensibly the restriction of the powers of the executive by checks and balances supposedly guaranteed by the constitution. by accepting that federal courts contain the "real" projection of power here you are apparently accepting that the democratic institutions of the constitutional republic are working as intended
the insight that the deep state offer us is that real projection of power is not in executive orders or federal injunctions but in the actual operations of security state apparatuses on the ground. Trump unilaterally removing some of the highest ranked military officials in government and replacing them with a white nationalist sycophant is far more instructive as to how actual power operates than the rituals of liberal democratic institutions
by accepting that it is federal courts and constitutional lawyers who somehow have the real grasp on the reigns you are asserting that constitutional, liberal democratic institutions ultimately have control over the covert security state. This is both extremely naive and extremely liberal, i have no idea why you seem to think "The police state is being constrained by the checks and balances of the republic" is somehow a radical sentiment
i thought the universal sarcasm indicator tag, "four and twenty", would be enough to clue you in, but i was wrong. thank you for thinking i was referencing US high school civics class though, sick burns
sorry i said it wrong or whatever but i spend a lot of time talking to people in other languages and/or ESL and so sometimes my Formulations might not be Appropriately Formed or whatever. i had like ten people on twitter brand me a disgusting racist a few days ago because when someone said oh this is like when we didn't let jews into the US in the 30s, i said actually the US is directly or indirectly participating in &/or inciting violence against syrians and other middle eastern people so this seems worse, except i said it wrong somehow, so i actually want to put jews in the oven. cool times.
i.e. we actually agree.
i didn't think we did because you directly stated that you believed the execution of the department of homeland security would fall in line with the judicial orders of the attorney general. who was fired for taking a contrary line to the president almost immediately after you stated this. i can't interpret this in any way beside identifying the office of the attorney general and the opinion of federal judges as the site of real entrenched power. If that wasn't what you meant that's fine i just think it was difficult to make any other reading of it than that
you comparatively referred to trump as a seat warmer but every manifestation of political power we are seeing is indicative that he is wielding far more power through the office of the executive than any other branch of government is. of course this is only possible because of the backing of the shadow state but these political gains are being mobilised directly through his capacity as president
the fault lines between the bureaucratic liberal order and the above are, i think we agree, because it's a voluntary submission to bureaucracy, which in itself demonstrably does not have power. but it's those fault lines which i am interested in watching, because it lets us know somewhat how things will unfold.
unless there is some kind of major liberal national alliance to reassert bureaucratic authority -- and so many actors both internal and external have no interest in allowing that to happen -- i don't think this trajectory will change. regardless of what PR story is inevitably provided to paper things over.
thank you for prompting me to refine what i meant and how to word it, even though you are confrontational about it. i was essentially shitposting before, which i tend to get into sometimes. also this chocolate roll thing i am eating right now is really really good and i have no one around to tell it to so i am announcing it on the internet.
no, reading the paper was terrible but the discussion was good. i sort of still think they're waiting for the inactive working class to spontaneously activate instead of going to them but at least they explained the idea of objective/subjective conditions (which i'm still pretty sure i misunderstood).
r. guyovich told me about it so i'm glad i went but honestly i think yelling into a bullhorn is still more fun than reading a newspaper out loud, even if it's less informative.
get you a communist organization that can do both.
but yes it was a little embarrassing to read aloud around a table like we're middle schoolers rather than expect adults to do the reading beforehand
which is something that only needs to be "heavily sourced" if you have no idea how high-level offices work during administration changeovers in the U.S., i.e., everyone hands in resignation letters but they're only accepted when the new admin wants you gone.
when i read something like that i question when in terms of the last few weeks this guy became a hot shit game theorist. his linkedin says he's an engineer from Google, so ... yeah.
Of course protesting helps, and you should keep doing it. It makes a difference in three ways: by showing the opposition Democrats that they have a huge base of support, and shouldn't waver in their beliefs;
me: (nervous): what ... what do you want me to do now?
russian gangster 2: (smirking) now... vee sell you much stock of profitable company... AT MARKET RATE!
russian mob: (laugh uproariously)
me: (screaming in terror)
I'm scared to talk to girls too
The AU 20 lip stretch meme
Like, the bingo game or the low carb diet?
Edit that's keto n/m
The best thing for girl-talkin is to lift weights regularly following an established routine and also active listening. Treat em like a human being and look good doin' it. Be loose. Remember their name. I was always all chubbied up and after doing the starting strength thing for a few months it was like I was suddenly on the radar of friends who liked me for years but never liked-liked me
There's also the obvious health and political benefit of being able to exert physical strength explosively for the fash bash (Dr's notice I've never been in a fight)
Ah I remember when I first took the iron pill.