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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:41 pm

Trump's already said he'd run independent, Bernie said he's not willing to split the vote.
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Post by Wondering on Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:46 pm

1992, here we come!

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Post by bomaye on Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:55 pm

Bill Clinton also encouraged Trump to run.

Tricky em-effer right there, pulling out the old playbook
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Post by BasedBuzzed on Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:13 pm

I want Trump versus Sanders. One for the memes and seeing everyone falling over themselves to be outraged about him, and the other for finally going after the banks.

On BLM: It's part safety issue(eg, Sanders' campaign is the closest to them politically, so they're the least likely to have people who will get hands-on when they jump the stage), part what Wondering said, as Sanders has a rep of reframing race as class issues and seeing police reform as broader than police-on-black brutality.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by WJMorris3 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:11 pm

Just as a note: Perot didn't propel Clinton to victory in '92; he took votes from both sides.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:18 pm

So in Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is well known for having the personality of a robot and a void where a soul should be. There've been myths and legends attributed to people who've worked alongside him that he was a wicked sense of humour and one or two human emotions, but no one really believes it.

Then a few days ago while on campaign he gave a stump speech where he very animatedly mocked a political opponent, and reportedly he's been taking talking to regular people and taking selfies with them.

The collective response of the Canadian Media Reporters and Headline Writers, Canadian political followers and even his own staff was something along the likes of "What the fuck?" I saw a related headline on reddit and personally thought it was a link to a satire site.

Weird times in Canada keep getting weirder
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:21 pm

I thought he implanted a personality chip a while back, actually, I've seen smiles a few times! And he's been wearing plaid shirts a lot, too.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:04 am

Plaid only counts if it was outside of Alberta.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:50 am

It was! Surprised
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:17 pm

What the fuck Shocked
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by kath on Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:40 pm

No more RoboPM?

Could you guys share links? I'm having trouble figuring out how to google this.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:50 pm

Here you go: Some plaid in Quebec, a plaid JACKET in Ontario, and here's plaid AND smiling in Ontario!?!
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:16 am

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:28 pm

...is he singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" in that one?? Suspect
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:29 pm

He was making fun of the size of Justin's deficits

He was MAKING FUN
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:31 pm

We've entered the Twilight Zone, people.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by reboot on Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:33 pm

Maybe this is Harper 2.0? The droid's manufacturers finally got the personality add-on working?
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by kath on Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:27 am

That is some reserved plaid though. I was thinking like large plaid in a nice flannel.

Also, here's Harper singing sweet caroline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xJLyLxFmwI - now I really want his rendition of Itsy Bitsy Deficits.
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Post by Wondering on Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:26 pm

In current events, Pope Francis has said that for the coming liturgical year (which is a "year of mercy"), priests can forgive those Catholics involved in abortions.

Which won't have too much of a functional impact for Catholics in the US, where most bishops already allow this, but the message from the top is what I've come to expect from Francis: Compassion, not condemnation. I've read speculation that Francis will extend this indefinitely after the year of mercy is up. Here's hoping.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:20 pm

I'm on wiki reading the entries for every Prime Minister in Canadian history

Is this what being old and boring is like?
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:25 pm

I dunno, but I'm just going to go ahead and get off your lawn before you yell at me to.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:26 pm

Chretien wouldn't even ask, he'd just grab you by the neck and flip you off of it himself
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:50 pm

(Actually one thing I'll say from reading this stuff, if the answer to "Why does Stephen Harper follow the ideology he does" is "Pierre Trudeau", the answer to "Why does Stephen Harper rule his party the way he does?" is "Jean Chretien.")
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by eselle28 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:23 am

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Caffeinated on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:38 pm

I fear there's a troublingly high possibility that Trump will become the next president. I comfort myself by imagining that as president, while he would emit a nearly constant stream of stupid and/or terrible words, he would have only an average amount of stupid and/or terrible actions. In other words that he would mostly be an embarrassing and obnoxious blowhard, but that the country would survive.
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