#81
One fun way to think about it, rather than as Fox News knowingly exploiting troll jokes for evil ends and making trolling bad now, is to instead think of it as like... a symbiotic relationship. It benefits Fox because it increases the fervor of their unruly fascist mob, and for the trolls it gives them a hilariously big platform and trolls millions. How beautiful the way things work out in nature.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59k3bn/jesse-farrar-tweeted-about-drowning-conservatives-interview

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#82
people shouldnt give a fuck!!!!!!!
#83
Who cares
#84
I should run for Congress on a platform of immediately going active shooter on congressional republicans if elected. All the free publicity i could want. Good chance I'd win though
#85
it'd be refreshing to see a major campaign pledge fulfilled for once. ganbatte ne
#86
on the panopticon of the internet there will always be reactionary-bait out there, policing every single leftist troll into not feeding it is literally impossible, and those who try are apt to accidentally (or "accidentally") write fash apologetics like angela nagel did so imo everyone is better off accepting and adapting
#87
new sig image
#88
its cool that losing the presidency has made the opposite party lose their minds and start imagining criminal conspiracies with every president since clinton and it will never stop
#89
so call me crazy if i'm missing something here but i've been thinking about how the only impressive liberal achievements of the last ten years - marriage equality and marijuana legalization - have been popular pressure from state referenda overruling party orthodoxy. what if you used this to pass a law saying you couldnt run for a national position under the democratic party unless you supported medicare for all? i'm not saying that this wouldnt make entrenched officials run anyway under 3rd parties im wondering if there's something else i'm missing here because it seems like an imperfect way to pressure the bastards

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#90

le_nelson_mandela_face posted:

the only impressive liberal achievements of the last ten years - marijuana legalization

uhh

#91
i'm not saying that it's a huge win but it's a win
#92
in like 4 states
#93
fact check: more than twice 4 statez
#94
The Russians are now tweeting about gun rights, according to "Hamilton 68, a website created by Alliance for Securing Democracy"
https://www.wired.com/story/pro-gun-russian-bots-flood-twitter-after-parkland-shooting/
#95
Alliance for Securing Democracy is basically run by Hillary and Rubio’s foreign policy advisors with a bunch of CIA, NSC, and State Department staff from Bush and Obama’s admins. Also some dude in a Phish tribute band.
#96
colour me shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#97

le_nelson_mandela_face posted:

so call me crazy if i'm missing something here but i've been thinking about how the only impressive liberal achievements of the last ten years - marriage equality and marijuana legalization - have been popular pressure from state referenda overruling party orthodoxy. what if you used this to pass a law saying you couldnt run for a national position under the democratic party unless you supported medicare for all? i'm not saying that this wouldnt make entrenched officials run anyway under 3rd parties im wondering if there's something else i'm missing here because it seems like an imperfect way to pressure the bastards

enforcement

if you want to use state initiatives to affect national policy, I think the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a decent model

#98
Hamilton 68.... surely even the most die hard hamilton fans must be bored of this franchise by now
#99

Petrol posted:

colour me shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


yeah, phish tribute bands are the worst

#100
classic 2.5-yr rhizzone, August 12, 2015 on the left-liberal Bernie Sanders kids:

cars posted:

they maintain in the front of their head the idea of a more equitable and pacific united states but in the back of their brains are accumulated years of leaky post-millennial business school propaganda and MSNBC sizzle reels, suggesting, hey, jump on this "socialism" thing while it's hot. then obviously if you just write some articles for VICE or a blog on The Nation and show everyone that you believe that bourgeois/u.s. government policy is bad in the past, but fine or whatever when a democrat is president and never, ever like, on-purpose-bad or for-any-real-reason-bad, then the secret masters will take note that you're Dangerous But Not Too and one day your bourgeois heaven will descend from the clouds and you'll have cocktails in heaven with george will, james carville and his nazi wife or maybe rape some interns clinton style.



so how'd this shake out?? VERDICT: fortuitously wrong about this crew not badmouthing Democrat presidents, unfortunately right about them all turning out to be rapists. We'll check in next bisemiennial to see if i'm bi or dead or what's up then okay i love you bye bye.

#101


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#102
it would be cool if liberals stopped making up avenues of attack that republicans can effortlessly appropriate imo
#103
agreed, it would be cool if liberals stopped being liberals
#104
Where can I find Bernie Sanders supporters online?

I want to see how they are taking him calling them Russian bots and trolls
#105
Nowhere, left-leaning democrats have the organizational capacity of cicadas
#106
theyre all posting on cspam
#107

AZ_IZ_OT posted:

Nowhere, left-leaning democrats have the organizational capacity of cicadas


a deep, hearty lol

#108
at least cicadas are able to all show up at the same time once every seven years
#109

lo posted:

at least cicadas are able to all show up at the same time once every seven years



i would take complete annihilation of cicadas rather than 7 years of eternally returning dread and annoyance

#110
america. you are so far up your own decaying asshole with the russia stuff that even australians are styling on you. be ashamed
#111

Petrol posted:

america. you are so far up your own decaying asshole with the russia stuff that even australians are styling on you. be ashamed



its fucked up when even island golden retrievers mock us

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#113

ilmdge posted:



horseshoe theory is real

#114

ilmdge posted:



if you get Bush and Bill as well we got a deal

#115
I hand it to oldbro. His personality is too toxic, brain too wobbly, and overly fond of backstabbery, for him to be the effective fascist Amerika craves. We circle back to the left case for Trump.... if we chain him down in a studio and march every bourgeois criminal past his desk. All he has to do is say "you're fired" and they get tossed straight into the molten lava. Do you think he would ever stop? Maybe someone just needs to sneak up to the white house and hurl a copy of The Lorax strategically through a bathroom window
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#117
i like to fart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#120
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376909-bush-says-trump-makes-me-look-pretty-good-by-comparison-report