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  1. Perhaps one reassuring aspect of all of this is...

    Perhaps one reassuring aspect of all of this is that fascism and competence are sort of directly contradictory, because fascism is built upon fundamentally incorrect ideas about people, and so any...
  2. Except we've seen this movie before, a small...

    Except we've seen this movie before, a small number of "sane center-right" voters claim to be outraged by their party's direction and the Democrats bend over backwards to appeal to them, usually...
  3. Poll: With Ivy or any character in that vein, you...

    With Ivy or any character in that vein, you really have to be careful not to cross the line into outright smut, because once you're in that territory it becomes nearly impossible to appreciate any...
  4. The reason these media outlets have the platform...

    The reason these media outlets have the platform they do is because most of the business community and moneyed interests in this country are putting their resources behind them in order to cast...
  5. Giuliani wasn't some heroic figure who fell from...

    Giuliani wasn't some heroic figure who fell from grace though, who he is now is who he has been all along. His entire record as mayor basically centered around telling poor people to fuck off, and...
  6. It's always weird that people are always...

    It's always weird that people are always complaining about partisanship and polarization, when those are nothing more than a reflection of the underlying reality that the country is composed of...
  7. This is sort of the same line of reasoning that...

    This is sort of the same line of reasoning that people used in 2016 when they were claiming that Trump won because of economic anxiety or whatever. But the problem I see with this idea is, is there...
  8. This ain't it chief. Conservatives aren't...

    This ain't it chief. Conservatives aren't storming the capitol because they are just too stupid to know any better, they are doing exactly what best serves their interests within the structure of...
  9. Well most of the police funding goes to urban...

    Well most of the police funding goes to urban departments, whereas most of the gun ownership is in rural counties that are pretty lightly policed, and we have seen repeatedly that when heavily armed...
  10. Thread: The Mandalorian

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    I'm pretty sure it was just George Lucas who was...

    I'm pretty sure it was just George Lucas who was insisting that Boba Fett not be an actual Mandalorian,and given that he's the only reason anyone cares about Mandalorians to begin with, it is good...
  11. Well we had an entire summer of massive protests...

    Well we had an entire summer of massive protests around the country focused on police brutality, and rather than seize upon the moment to really push for real change, the leaders of the supposedly...
  12. Voters are not monolithic but there are...

    Voters are not monolithic but there are definitely well-defined blocs that have interests in common and will vote for whoever promises to further those interests. You can talk about unifying the...
  13. Obama spent the entirety of his two terms pushing...

    Obama spent the entirety of his two terms pushing for incremental change, and even that created such a backlash among the usual suspects that it gave us four years of Trump. No matter what Biden...
  14. Just remember Sturgeon's Law - 90% of everything...

    Just remember Sturgeon's Law - 90% of everything is crap. Do you think a system centered around the profit motive would really be able to tolerate a failure rate that high, no matter how visionary...
  15. Even with comic book movies, you still need...

    Even with comic book movies, you still need trained actors to play all of the roles, and you would never get any if the "personal responsibility" crowd had their way because drama school is expensive...
  16. Historically, artists have always required...

    Historically, artists have always required subsidies to survive, think about how the Medicis patronized the works of da Vinci and Michelangelo, none of those would have ever come into being if the...
  17. I assume that you are referring to arts or...

    I assume that you are referring to arts or humanities majors, because of course conservatives would be so short sighted to assume that there is absolutely no value in learning skills that aren't...
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    Well if you don't take responsibility for things...

    Well if you don't take responsibility for things that your country did that weren't directly involved in, then by the same logic you also can't take pride in any positive accomplishments that you had...
  19. With the benefit of hindsight, it's a mistake to...

    With the benefit of hindsight, it's a mistake to try and attribute the rise of the Nazis to Germany losing WWI, because there have been plenty of countries that have lost wars and not turned to...
  20. Let him keep talking, force all Republicans to...

    Let him keep talking, force all Republicans to pick a side. If they stick with him, they're deranged lunatics and if they abandon him, they're disloyal opportunists, don't give them any way out or...
  21. Your entire argument is that forgiving student...

    Your entire argument is that forgiving student debt would be unfair to those who have paid theirs off already, which falls into that usual conservative trap of attributing every success or failure in...
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    With Star Wars though, most people will watch it...

    With Star Wars though, most people will watch it and equate the Empire with the Nazis or the British, and the Rebels with Americans, and whatever Lucas' intentions, he knew better than to explicitly...
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    I don't think the success of superhero movies...

    I don't think the success of superhero movies really has all that much to do with the political messaging though. They are mostly just successful because they have a broad enough appeal so that if...
  24. Your entire argument relies on the assumption...

    Your entire argument relies on the assumption that people who paid off their student debt simply worked harder than everyone else, and that if everyone had been willing to do that we wouldn't have a...
  25. Long term, the entire system of higher education...

    Long term, the entire system of higher education needs to be overhauled because the way it's structured now simply isn't sustainable unless a bunch of job opportunities that justify the cost of these...
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