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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:16 am

Loben wrote:Surprised you didn't put them as poc.


Are you complaining that I took the title of the article I was citing verbatim so you can make some sort of point?
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Postby Loben » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:17 am

No?

Maybe?

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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:57 am



That website already screams Democrat bias to me.

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:04 am

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That website already screams Democrat bias to me.


https://www.apnews.com/fb011f39af3b40518b572c8cce6e906c
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Postby Valrifell » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:19 am

Vassenor wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
That website already screams Democrat bias to me.


https://www.apnews.com/fb011f39af3b40518b572c8cce6e906c


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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:20 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:


That website already screams Democrat bias to me.

Would you oppose the move if it were true? Honest question.
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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:21 am

Valrifell wrote:


Always open with the AP to avoid [most] cries of liberal bias.


I said DEMOCRAT bias, not LIBERAL bias, just to clarify.

As much as those two are basically intertwined by now, the distinction is still there.

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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:22 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
That website already screams Democrat bias to me.

Would you oppose the move if it were true? Honest question.


I'd most certainly oppose it regardless of political affiliation.

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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Would you oppose the move if it were true? Honest question.


I'd most certainly oppose it regardless of political affiliation.

Alright, that’s good. Good to have that cleared up in advance.
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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
I'd most certainly oppose it regardless of political affiliation.

Alright, that’s good. Good to have that cleared up in advance.


Considering how dangerously polarized these midterm elections will be, both sides are scratching and searching everywhere for votes, and attempting to stop their opponents from gaining more.

Whoever wins however, someone is gonna get shot.

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Postby Valrifell » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Valrifell wrote:
Always open with the AP to avoid [most] cries of liberal bias.


I said DEMOCRAT bias, not LIBERAL bias, just to clarify.

As much as those two are basically intertwined by now, the distinction is still there.


Once Manchin's out they'll be synonymous :p
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Postby Valrifell » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:30 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Alright, that’s good. Good to have that cleared up in advance.


Considering how dangerously polarized these midterm elections will be, both sides are scratching and searching everywhere for votes, and attempting to stop their opponents from gaining more.

Whoever wins however, someone is gonna get shot.


What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.
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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:35 am

Valrifell wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Considering how dangerously polarized these midterm elections will be, both sides are scratching and searching everywhere for votes, and attempting to stop their opponents from gaining more.

Whoever wins however, someone is gonna get shot.


What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.


The stars are aligning, sadly.

Both sides have become radicalized, both sides call for violence and unrest, and both sides view this midterm election (which is usually a relatively unimportant event) as a struggle, a last chance, a fight.

Call me pessimistic, but I'll eat my own goddamn shoes if outbursts of violence don't occur after these elections.

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Postby Valrifell » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Valrifell wrote:
What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.


The stars are aligning, sadly.

Both sides have become radicalized, both sides call for violence and unrest, and both sides view this midterm election (which is usually a relatively unimportant event) as a struggle, a last chance, a fight.

Call me pessimistic, but I'll eat my own goddamn shoes if outbursts of violence don't occur after these elections.


I haven't seen the calls to violence, but I have seen an increase of emphasis on the midterm elections. Imo, that's a good thing because they usually are as important as they're currently being peddled as but nobody gave a shit. Quite refreshing to have the bulk of Americans concerned about their politics, even if it's in the least graceful way.
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Postby Zurkerx » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:32 am

Vassenor wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
That website already screams Democrat bias to me.


https://www.apnews.com/fb011f39af3b40518b572c8cce6e906c


That is concerning. I image that if she wins, an investigation is likely to occur. And if they find stuff, Kemp and possibly the GOP in general will be in trouble.
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Postby Big Jim P » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:38 am

Valrifell wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Considering how dangerously polarized these midterm elections will be, both sides are scratching and searching everywhere for votes, and attempting to stop their opponents from gaining more.

Whoever wins however, someone is gonna get shot.


What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.


The lib/dems have already started resorting to violence.

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Postby Bakery Hill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:41 am

Big Jim P wrote:
Valrifell wrote:
What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.


The lib/dems have already started resorting to violence.

If only they had the right's pacifism and rationality.
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Postby Petrasylvania » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:51 am

Bakery Hill wrote:
Big Jim P wrote:
The lib/dems have already started resorting to violence.

If only they had the right's pacifism and rationality.

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Postby Bakery Hill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:55 am

I mean it's a bit daft to suggest that Antifa are the real fascists because they hit someone wearing a swastika with a stick every now and then, and then because Antifa is positioned however many degrees to the left and Clinton and the Dems talked about manspreading once that they are in some great violent communist conspiracy to destroy the United States but I suppose that's where we are at.
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Postby Valrifell » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:58 am

Bakery Hill wrote:I mean it's a bit daft to suggest that Antifa are the real fascists because they hit someone wearing a swastika with a stick every now and then, and then because Antifa is positioned however many degrees to the left and Clinton and the Dems talked about manspreading once that they are in some great violent communist conspiracy to destroy the United States but I suppose that's where we are at.


You left out some buzzwords like "cultural marxist" and "postmodernist" but generally you're right.
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Postby Bakery Hill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:09 am

Valrifell wrote:
Bakery Hill wrote:I mean it's a bit daft to suggest that Antifa are the real fascists because they hit someone wearing a swastika with a stick every now and then, and then because Antifa is positioned however many degrees to the left and Clinton and the Dems talked about manspreading once that they are in some great violent communist conspiracy to destroy the United States but I suppose that's where we are at.


You left out some buzzwords like "cultural marxist" and "postmodernist" but generally you're right.

Well Cultural Marxism is a term used by some people to describe a group of Marxist theorists who suggested that capitalism is bad because it is corrupting and degenerating culture. It is used by others to describe how the same Marxist theorists are bad because they are promoting the corruption and degeneration of culture

Postmodernism is a school of thought that is often positioned as a academic reaction against Marxism. It denies all meta-narratives and philosophical stability and is naturally conflated and used almost interchangeably by gigantic intellects like Jordan Peterson with Marxism, a school of thought that is dependent on the grand narrative of dialectic and grounded in a materialist understanding of the world.

Naturally Antifa, Marx, Adorno, the Clintons, Establishment Democrats (even some Republican Moderates), college students and professors, the Black Panthers, BLM, the ACLU, people with blue hair, most trade unionists and people who buy quinoa are all part of this same rough group, working together for the same ends.

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Postby Corrian » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am

Can Georgia ever escape Brian Kemp?
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Postby San Lumen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:55 am

Corrian wrote:Can Georgia ever escape Brian Kemp?

I hope he loses.

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Postby Freezic Vast » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 am

San Lumen wrote:
Corrian wrote:Can Georgia ever escape Brian Kemp?

I hope he loses.

No.

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Postby Telconi » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 am

Valrifell wrote:
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
Considering how dangerously polarized these midterm elections will be, both sides are scratching and searching everywhere for votes, and attempting to stop their opponents from gaining more.

Whoever wins however, someone is gonna get shot.


What an ominous and dangerously possible prediction.


Well, we people sure aren't inclined to work together. We got Trump's rhetoric on one side, and Clinton on the other telling us not to be civil with one another.
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