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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    How exactly did you guys manage to turn some troll comment about Hunter Biden's laptop into some virtue signaling about respecting the diversity of Asian countries? And I'm sure people across all of Asia would be perfectly okay with white people getting confused about their nationalities from time to time if they would, I dunno, just stop bombing them, building military bases on their soil, and carving their territories up for the purpose of fomenting conflicts that inevitably serve Western interests. Of the countries you named, ONLY South Korea has managed to avoid being on America's shitlist as public enemy #1, and that's only because it has been a military vassal of the US since its founding and is generally considered too small and weak to ever pose a threat to American power, and if they ever did become strong enough you can bet your bottom dollar that we'd be running nonstop propaganda about the corrupting influence of K-pop or whatever.
    'virtue signalling'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    How exactly did you guys manage to turn some troll comment about Hunter Biden's laptop into some virtue signaling about respecting the diversity of Asian countries? And I'm sure people across all of Asia would be perfectly okay with white people getting confused about their nationalities from time to time if they would, I dunno, just stop bombing them, building military bases on their soil, and carving their territories up for the purpose of fomenting conflicts that inevitably serve Western interests. Of the countries you named, ONLY South Korea has managed to avoid being on America's shitlist as public enemy #1, and that's only because it has been a military vassal of the US since its founding and is generally considered too small and weak to ever pose a threat to American power, and if they ever did become strong enough you can bet your bottom dollar that we'd be running nonstop propaganda about the corrupting influence of K-pop or whatever.
    How did you turn joking around about a funny comment into another anti-America screed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    How did you turn joking around about a funny comment into another anti-America screed?
    It's what Xi's apologist does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    'virtue signalling'.

    *sigh*
    I mean it's kind of shitty how the term was co-opted by the right, but it definitely is a thing that people do and it is annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    How did you turn joking around about a funny comment into another anti-America screed?
    I don't see where the joke is, the original post had nothing to do with ninjas. And I mean, is it really that hard for you to see why somebody might be annoyed when the people who are responsible for more death and destruction in Asia than anyone pretend like they care about Asian people, and then start calling you names for simply pointing out their blatant insincerity?

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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, as well as 2017, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a man whose dedication to smaller government and lowered taxes has left his state with billion dollar budget deficits (annually), forced early school closures due to the state education budget running out of money before the scheduled end of the school year, and an overall dedication to Fundamentalist philosophies against abortion and LGBT rights that have forced the Kansas Supreme Court to step in, repeatedly. After repeatedly blocking the expansion of Medicaid in Kansas, Brownback released a statement that his opposition to the Medicaid expansion was that it would be “morally reprehensible” because it would help “able-bodied adults … who choose not to work” and would send money to “big city hospitals.” And Brownback chafes at any check or balance upon his power, particularly from the judiciary who he’s threatened to defund, as his leadership continues to abuse the poor and destitute, while allowing the wealthiest citizens to reach even greater heights of prosperity. Brownback still insists that it’s fine for him to conduct government business from his own private e-mail that is exempt from transparency laws, and only won re-election in 2014 with 49.8% of the vote, while other members of the GOP dominated at the polls, his approval ratings hover in the 30s, and several Kansas Republicans have turned to endorsing Democratic candidates rather than let his loyalists run roughshod over the greater good for Kansas. Kansas has had such a rough time of finding the money to run their own state that they were forced to auction off $163,000 of sex toys confiscated by law enforcement in 2015 to meet budget shortfalls. And when people actually report on how bad the plight of bad governance in Kansas actually is and how he’s been an abject failure as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Brownback claims everythig’s fine, and it’s all just a “liberal conspiracy” to smear how good of a job he’s doing. Already in lame-duck status going into 2018, Republican officials convinced Donald Trump to nominate Sam Brownback to be his religious freedom ambassador, one of the few appointments he has made to the State Department, and Brownback resigned rather than flail about for the last few months of his term.)
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    It was on this date in 2018, 2019, as well as 2020, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Matt Rosendale, who was a 2018 candidate for U.S Senate in Montana who unsuccessfully tried to swipe the seat of Democratic Senator Jon Tester, and who in 2020 is currently trying to get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana’s At-Large seat. Rosendale touts his background as a real estate investor from Maryland who pretends he’s a rancher out on the range from almost all the way across the country, but all public records show, though, that Rosendale is a “rancher” by way of just renting real estate out to others who actually do the ranching on that land. This would be like if a landlord claimed to be a professional cosplayer because one of their tenants went to a comic convention dressed as Sailor Moon.

    Anyway, that reputation as a carpetbagger is already rather established in Montana, because Rosendale was bludgeoned with that label when he was defeated in the 2014 Congressional Primary for Montana’s At-Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives against CSGOPOTD alumni Ryan Zinke. After winning one term in the Tea Party Wave in Montana back in 2010 to get into the State House, Rosendale won a single term in the Montana State Senate in 2012, before his losing streak started. The only election he’s won in Montana was for State Auditor in 2016, on the benefit of getting to run unopposed.

    And, because Rosendale is willing to campaign on immigration by calling for Donald Trump’s stupid idea for a border wall along the U.S./Mexico border and Sen. Jon Tester has s***talked the thin-skinned orange menace, so Emperor Dementia von F***face himself went to campaign on Rosendale’s behalf, which amounted to him rambling incoherently for almost an hour while barely mentioning the candidate. That would be the same rally where Trump lost the crowd enough that a guy in a plaid shirt upstaged him, and that other attendees were escorted out and replaced with plants because they didn’t look enthusiastic enough.

    Our main issues with Rosendale, however, aren’t his carpetbagging, so much as they are with his rampant racism. That’s almost a given, we know, with labeling himself a Trump conservative and wanting a border wall, but because he’s spoken highly of white supremacists in Montana like Taylor Rose and Chuck Baldwin. Or how after Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis was outed as the moderator of a Facebook group of conservatives that exists almost solely to share racist memes and insane conspiracy theories like Pizzagate or that the left orchestrated Charlottesville, Rosendale was revealed to have been an active member of it for some time (when caught, he dropped himself from the group).

    Matt Rosendale couldn’t seem to go more than a week without a major campaign gaffe, as now he’s being investigated by the Federal Election Commission because his campaign was illegally coordinating their ad campaigns with the NRA because he himself blurted out that he was doing it in a televised interview.

    While Rosendale was defeated in his 2018 matchup with John Tester, earning only 47% of the vote, but in 2020, he defeated Kathleen Williams to win the At-Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana, replacing Greg Gianforte. His voting record seems to indicate the radically conservative ideals we’d fear he’d have:



    As we noted that Matt Rosendale has spoken highly of white supremacists above, it should come as little surprise that this month he has been in an absolute bigoted panic over the news that refugees from Afghanistan are going to be resettled in Montana, and began almost immediately reacting with inflammatory rhetoric. He was publicly rebuked by the Mayor of Helena, Wilmot Collins for it, who is himself, an immigrant refugee from Liberia who came to the United States in the 1990s.

    Montana is, of course, an extremely right-leaning state, so it would be an upset if in 2022 if someone could wrest Montana’s At-Large seat away from Matt Rosendale. We can only hope for that unlikely outcome.
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    Wooo, thank you WBE for shining the spotlight on my miserable mass of a state! (I seem to have missed your previous posts on Rosie.)

    The GQP here seem unable to run any real farmers for the big positions. Probably because all the real farmers can't compete financially with the wealthy out-of-staters who like to buy up all the land. I voted for Kathleen Williams, but it was pretty easy to see how she lost the race when she puts out ads as cringey as this: https://youtu.be/NQGUp2vI2zA

    But I have had the pleasure of meeting Wilmot Collins many times (his brother-in-law is a family friend) and he definitely needs to run for a higher office. At one point he was considering a run against Steve Daines in 2020 before our former governor decided to give it a go (after Bullock's failed blink-and-you'll-miss-it campaign for President).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    I mean it's kind of shitty how the term was co-opted by the right, but it definitely is a thing that people do and it is annoying.



    I don't see where the joke is, the original post had nothing to do with ninjas. And I mean, is it really that hard for you to see why somebody might be annoyed when the people who are responsible for more death and destruction in Asia than anyone pretend like they care about Asian people, and then start calling you names for simply pointing out their blatant insincerity?
    Mao, 20 to 50 million dead.

    And the joke, was us making fun of OTHER AMERICANS who don't know they difference between Chinese and Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Honestly, I still don't trust that they were competent enough to do a "more accurate" recounting, but it's hilarious that it produced a net negative. The original count might very well be the more accurate one, given the competence and experience of who performed it.

    The fact that Greg Abbott has Texas chomping at the bit to do a "fraudit" in the wake of this news... okay, one, learn from the Arizona GOP's mistake, don't repeat it. Two... WTF would he even want to prove? Trump won that state. There's not even a race worth overturning that they'd be trying to prove.
    If they repeat the lie often enough it may eventually become true.
    Repeatedly pretending there's a need for the recounts reinforces the idea in the minds of their base there's some sort of fraud happening.

    Republicans take note. This is what your party is resorting to in order to win the next elections. They're basically running a con on you to instill a sense of urgency and outrage to keep you engaged. That's how dumb they think you are.

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    They're still grifters, and most of them have a significant amount of blood on their hands as war cheerleaders. I mostly recommend letting them to do what they're doing but not really tossing them any particular support and especially not $$.
    Agreed. Republicans who pine for the good old days of W & Cheney are not our friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    This is BS. The republicans behind The Lincoln Project were anti-trump before they founded the Lincoln Project. Especially George Conway, he would constantly trash trump on Twitter.
    That does not discount that what they actually love is taking a buck off of Dems that are open to being scammed out of their money.

    As for the substance of what is in blue?

    Of course they were, Trump being Trump was obviously going to screw up their meal ticket.

    Has nothing to do with if they "Are..." or "Are Not..." scam artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    I mean it's kind of shitty how the term was co-opted by the right, but it definitely is a thing that people do and it is annoying.



    I don't see where the joke is, the original post had nothing to do with ninjas. And I mean, is it really that hard for you to see why somebody might be annoyed when the people who are responsible for more death and destruction in Asia than anyone pretend like they care about Asian people, and then start calling you names for simply pointing out their blatant insincerity?
    Wouldn't this be considered virtue signaling? Any time someone gets on their high horse and gives people a mini-lecture on how wrong they are can be construed that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Mao, 20 to 50 million dead.

    And the joke, was us making fun of OTHER AMERICANS who don't know they difference between Chinese and Japanese.
    Well you know when your margin of error is 30 million, maybe that’s a sign you’re pulling it out of your ass. And yes, it’s only conservatives who can’t tell Chinese from Japanese, liberals are totally on the ball with that….

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    Well you know when your margin of error is 30 million, maybe that’s a sign you’re pulling it out of your ass. And yes, it’s only conservatives who can’t tell Chinese from Japanese, liberals are totally on the ball with that….
    Do you have the definitive number of millions that Mao killed? I use those numbers because there is a discrepancy among historians. Though I am sure you know the exact number.

    By and large liberals are not racists.
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    Fallout begins for far-right trolls who trusted Epik to keep their identities secret

    In the real world, Joshua Alayon worked as a real estate agent in Pompano Beach, Fla., where he used the handle “SouthFloridasFavoriteRealtor” to urge buyers on Facebook to move to “the most beautiful State.”

    But online, data revealed by the massive hack of Epik, an Internet-services company popular with the far right, signaled a darker side. Alayon’s name and personal details were found on invoices suggesting he had once paid for websites with names such as racisminc.com, whitesencyclopedia.com, christiansagainstisrael.com and theholocaustisfake.com.

    The information was included in a giant trove of hundreds of thousands of transactions published this month by the hacking group Anonymous that exposed previously obscure details of far-right sites and launched a race among extremism researchers to identify the hidden promoters of online hate.
    After Alayon’s name appeared in the breached data, his brokerage, Travers Miran Realty, dropped him as an agent, as first reported by the real estate news site Inman. The brokerage’s owner, Rick Rapp, told The Washington Post that he didn’t “want to be involved with anyone with thoughts or motives like that.”

    Alayon told The Post that he does not own the ‘racisminc,’ Holocaust-denial or other Web addresses but declined to say if he had owned them in the past; the records were hacked earlier this year. But in a screenshot of his Epik account, which he sent to The Post, the information for four other domains he currently owns matches the private records that can be found in the Epik breach.

    Asked why his name, email address and other personal information were listed in company invoices for the ‘racisminc’ and Holocaust-denial domains, Alayon said the data was “easily falsifiable,” that he was the possible victim of extortion and that The Post was “fake news.”
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    GA Lt Gov Is ‘Still Furious’ That Local Pro-Trump Officials Sought to ‘Invalidate Their Own Constituents’

    Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia, who backed the validity of the 2020 presidential election when many members of his party were pushing unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, said that he was “still angry” over attempts by GOP lawmakers to “invalidate their own constituents’ votes.” Duncan, who was seen as a rising star in state politics when he was first elected in 2018 alongside Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s crusade against the Georgia election results, which saw the incumbent narrowly lose the state to now-President Joe Biden last fall.

    In his newly-released book, “GOP 2.0,” the lieutenant governor presented a case for a more independent and inclusive party, while also stressing the consequences of Republican mistrust in voting systems, which he says included the loss of two GOP Senate seats formerly held by David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the January runoff elections.
    Duncan, referencing former US Senator and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole, said that the World War II veteran always kept a notecard of the 10th Amendment in his pocket. The amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    The lieutenant governor said that elections fall squarely under the powers granted by the amendment and chafed at the fact that Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with the backing of Trump, 17 GOP attorneys general, and over 100 GOP members of Congress, sued Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin over their election laws.
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