Political Humor Only Please

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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:03 pm

Greta is very impressive. Imagine doing all of this in your second language when 16 years old. What has Mike done with his life? A typical IDW basement dwelling troll.

Look, I have no problem with people doing whatever they want or are able to accomplish in their lives. But the attacks on this young person deserve a harsh response, as do defences of fascism, denials of science that affects others, and homophobic and antisemitic posts.
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:26 pm

I know right!

In a few I will be half a century old and my accomplishments are nothing in comparison to this kid.

The worse part is these old men who ate attacking her won't even listen to what she has to say.

The young generation has a right to be pissed off because we destroyed the environment but we will all be dead before we see the true destruction of the planet at the end of this century.

Then again memes, bumper stickers and voilence is all these "old guys" ever really had.
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Steve James on Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:55 pm

Aw, mockery is often just the expression of repressed envy. They don't ridicule her because of her age. It's because she's been so successful at getting her message across. A high schooler might call her out for being short or for having bad hair.

Someone else comes to a similar conclusion, but she thinks shame is the motivation. She's a 16 year-old with Asperger's whose sailed on a yacht across the Atlantic to speak at the UN. What could she know? :)

But she's not just a girl with Asperger's. She's a Swedish girl with Asperger's.

In lots of ways, we quite like the Swedes. We like their noir novels and their flat-pack furniture. Their ABBA, their Lykke Li. Their cosy cocoa-and-cake culture. And we often find appeal in much of their public policy. Appeal right up until the point where we have to ponder paying for it. Then, abruptly, Sweden is slammed as a socialist dystopia.

When a girl from Sweden tells the world all the ways that they are failing the planet, all the toil we're neglecting to do for the earth, she's dismissed as a meddler.

She's a person — and not just a person, but a mere girl — who's looking down at us, who's judging us.

If we can work out ways to disregard her — to use her age and accent and Asperger's against her — then her scowling and judgment doesn't matter. In considering the source as less than, we can rationalise not paying proper attention. After all, the judgment of our inferiors matters little.

But she's not just a girl, with Asperger's, who's Swedish. For the kicker, she's a girl, with Asperger's, who's Swedish and who's asking us to do more than just separate our rubbish. And this is what it's really about. The pigtails and soft voice takes a backseat to the true problem with Greta Thunberg: she reminds us of the litany of our collective failings.

Not just about how we don't care enough, but that we're not doing enough. That we're not outspoken enough. That we're not sacrificing.
That even if we acknowledge that there's a climate calamity, we're not forgoing anything for it.

Just as we hate vegans because they remind us that there's a dark cost — paid by animals every bit as sentient as our fawned-over puppies — to that burger, Greta is the ghost of a very dismal Christmas future.

It's equal parts predictable and reprehensible that a girl gets targeted because she's saying and doing what we're too — variously — lazy, complacent and greedy to do ourselves.

But the reasons she bristles, the reasons that a soft-spoken 16-year-old Swede has the capacity to stir such defensiveness and prompt such venom, is testimony to the fact that she's doing an awful lot right.
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Michael on Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:36 am

"but we’re going to hunt down that last point-one percent and say: ‘you’ve gotta get inside, you gotta cut it out, and you gotta distance.’” —Mayor Garcetti
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Steve James on Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:33 am

And Obama was born in Kenya, and he can prove it.
We'll, at least we know that Biden couldn't murder someone on Fifth Ave and be forgiven, even if he did pardon himself. Anyway, we know that Trump doesn't care about corruption, and the focus on Biden shows how worried he is.

Biden can't be more corrupt than Trump when it comes to business. And who found out? Punch and Rudy. The guy who said that truth is not truth.
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Michael on Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:33 am

That's the joke.
"but we’re going to hunt down that last point-one percent and say: ‘you’ve gotta get inside, you gotta cut it out, and you gotta distance.’” —Mayor Garcetti
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Steve James on Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:59 am

Don't forget crooked Hillary, lying Ted, the crooked FBI, the crooked CIA, the crooked judges, the crooked media, and the crooked Congress.

Meanwhile, back at the golf course, the guy who argues that it's unethical to repeat what he really says is still cheating. This author better watch out or the CIA will come a knocking. No joke.

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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:26 am

Oh [email protected]#%! Grandpa is on phone again!

White House restricted access to Trump's calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:31 am

Nude pictures of Trump! WTF!



https://youtu.be/qAjkWPVeQeg
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Michael on Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:16 pm

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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Michael on Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:32 pm

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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:36 pm

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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:54 pm



Watch "When It Ukraines It Pours" on YouTube
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby grzegorz on Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:07 pm



Watch "Conan Interviews A Pro-Climate Change Teen Activist - CONAN on TBS" on YouTube
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Re: Political Humor Only Please

Postby Michael on Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:57 pm

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