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Post by eobversion1 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:45 pm

Bill Maher used the n word on Real Time last night and even in context the optics weren't good.
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Post by El Canuck » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:50 pm

What's your take on the new Irish president, Evan?
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Post by eobversion1 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:13 pm

Here's not our president he's our equivalent of a Prime Minister. We do have a president but he's more of a symbolic head of state type figure.

Varadkar is interesting, he's a gay son of an Indian immigrant yet is pretty much a bog standard Thatcherite neoliberal. Socially liberal (except for abortion whoops) but very much a centre right elitist in many other ways. The best person to compare him to is Marco Rubio. I don't imagine much will change under his leadership apart from the optical facelift which will come with the change of personality. He's a catchy PR story but not much beyond that, there's an underhanded side to him which has not been reflected in the stories written on him in the international press.
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Post by El Canuck » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:20 pm

Sorry about that, I thought I had it right with the President title. I should have taken a few seconds to look up that he's to become the Taoiseach. The countries who have both President and PM positions can get a bit confusing.
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by Mafwanix » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:23 pm

Interesting. I've been seeing and hearing the word "optics" applied to politics a lot more lately.

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Post by eobversion1 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:53 pm

No need to apologise was just clarifying.

Indeed Mafwanix, it's all about the optics lately.
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by GooberBM » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:33 pm

Dammit, I had a whole thing typed out about the Bill Maher thing but it got gobbled up by the internet trolls.

Short version: Don't care that he called himself a house nigger, it was a tasteless joke but reasonable considering the setup the congressman gave him and he didn't call someone else it or do it to actively offend. Just scandalize. People have to stop giving these attention seeking stunts (like this or Kathy Griffin) weight and gravitas. Because doing this kind of stuff is ridiculous and shouldn't be rewarded with our time and energy
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by eobversion1 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:46 am

It seemed the same few voices always out to get Maher were at it again, I watch his show most weeks, mostly for the discussion. His jokes don't always land, he says stupid shit, we all do. It wasn't good but it was only one bad joke. I see right wingers do blackface all the time which to my mind is worse and don't get a single ounce of trouble. We make mistakes to learn from them and move on.
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Post by Dynasty » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:52 am

Remember when someone here said we were winning the war on terror. What is the score card in England this year.

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Post by eobversion1 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:13 am

Dynasty, no one cares for your attention seeking.
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:00 pm

https://twitter.com/_Zeets/status/871806075481280518

If only there were a word, that some hero language out there would have created, that could convey the kind of ironic misfortune that young lady has befallen.

Only a glorious language could come up with such a magical word
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Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:06 pm

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/871846276337463296

There are a few takes you could get from this, and none of them are particularly good
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by eobversion1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:29 am

They're paid to espouse these views. Not to believe in them.
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by eobversion1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:35 pm

Scott Pruitt must have no friends in Washington if Morning Joe are willing to be this hard on him. He deserves it, fuck him. He's not a commentator, he doesn't have an opinion, he's an inhumane lobbyist scumbag out to harm whatever and whoever he wants to make a quick buck for who he represents. A despicable craven individual.


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Re: Idiocracy

Post by GooberBM » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Whoooo boy, shit is hitting the fan a little harder. Apparently Trump had asked another intelligence head to influence Comey, before he allegedly tried to influence Comey himself.

This is getting more and more toxic, every day
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by GooberBM » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:18 pm



I don't think this lady understands that a "good paying job" would provide a livable wage. Like...just...

*SCREAMS*

Also, good job giving your opponent the sound byte for every commercial between now and your election *tips the cap*
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by eobversion1 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:44 am

In Ireland unless you live in Dublin or something working full time isn't about whether you can afford to live but what kind of lifestyle you can afford. Having a U.S. politician say this in 2017 is madness.
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by GooberBM » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:46 am

I love my country, but it really sucks right now
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Re: Idiocracy

Post by eobversion1 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:55 am

When even a question from Marco Rubio is too incriminating to answer.

https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/8 ... 5895610369
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