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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:12 pm
by Cannot think of a name
Bombadil wrote:


What is it with middle aged white bald men with beards.

As a resident middle aged white man with a beard...

...well, I don't own a gun and if I did I wouldn't traipse it down to the government building and harass staffers to demand the worst possible solution to my concerns. But I might be able to shed some light on what goes into thinking that might be okay.

The sidewalk. Let me just say, I am a timid person who will assure you that if you think you can beat me up, you probably can. I don't find value in that. It's an arbitrary distinction. Also, it won't get you anywhere unless you get a perverted sense of pleasure beating me up.

Weirdo.

Now, with all that self deprecating insecurity you would imagine that I walk through life trying my best not to get in anyone's way or draw anyone's attention, deferring as often as possible and often when it's' not even a good idea.

And I do.

Except two things: My hair decided that if I was going to take that beautiful blonde whispy hair and cut it into a mullet, I didn't deserve hair. So I started going bald at 17. I don't even get a 'do over' haircut where I prove that I can be responsible, just mullet to 'don't go in that guy's van' long hair baldness to surrendering and shaving my head bald.

The other thing is my three inch long goatee. I was trying to make a fancy goatee combo because all of a sudden Clydes everywhere were sprouting goatees, but I screwed up and just grew this thing. Which also happens to scream: "I would like to be cast as a background actor on Sons of Anarchy."

Now, I don't carry myself that way and my body also screams (most of the time) 'This man loves burritos and sitting still.' No one who is a tough guy or has done tough things or thinks about it for half a second would think I could make a fist much less throw a punch.

But the beardbald is made of magic. People don't think about it. I scare people frequently...while trying to be mousey! Also, you get away with fucking everything. It's Big Karen energy, I just realized. While a Karen might make a stink and want to see a manager, I may have done my thoughtless transgression just so I can pick a fight with someone or start yelling about...I don't know...Afghanistan? I don't know what tough guys do.

So what happens is everyone defers to you even when you're not trying. You come to rely on the fact that there will be a certain amount of intimidation in every interaction. "Oh yeah, look at me...you don't know, man. You don't know...I could be the kind of guy with an uncomfortably large collection of knives that all have names and not much function." or "I have a favorite serial killer" or "I'm a walking Billy Big Mouth Bass waiting to shout abuses regarding my sloganeered libertarianism at a trigger you have now way of knowing about."

Now, if I wasn't checked by my pasty nature, unwillingness to get punched, and general self loathing...that shit would be not just empowering, it'd be super empowering. Nothing I did would be considered in bad taste or ill conceived because the only people who would dare oppose the might BeardBald would be some sort of liberal pussy who is too sensitive. Who's going to challenge me? I'm BeardBald! I am impervious to self reflection.

My guess.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:52 am
by Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States
Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:56 am
by Gormwood
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.

If people take fish tank cleaner and ask about taking disinfectant because this manbaby says so, won't be too unreal to suggest some Chinese Americans are gonna be beat or worse as a result of doubling down on batshit.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:57 am
by Cannot think of a name
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.

If he doesn't go "look, over there! Gyna!" we might spend some time scrutinizing him, and the last thing he said in public was that his medical researchers should look into injecting disinfectant.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:59 am
by Diahon
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.


now, now, don't you know leadership is about killing people? the more people die, the more room is made for people who can gimme headpats 24/7/54

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 1:55 am
by Zapato

Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 4:12 am
by Albrenia
Zapato wrote:

Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.


I don't know about white privilege, but it certainly makes me question the basic mental functions of the idiots cramming government buildings so they can pose with their guns. They're not even wearing masks or standing far apart.

In other words, they're a bunch of morons.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 5:23 am
by Rojava Free State
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.


The study they did proved that it wasn't a bioweapon. That doesn't mean it didn't escape from a lab, although the president shouldn't be offering definitive statements without proof.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 5:24 am
by Rojava Free State
Zapato wrote:

Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.


Yeah, I really bet if these guys were black the police would just run in there shooting, risking the senators lives...

didn't the panthers take over the California state capitol once? I don't remember the police shooting any of them during that.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 5:32 am
by Vassenor
Rojava Free State wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.


The study they did proved that it wasn't a bioweapon. That doesn't mean it didn't escape from a lab, although the president shouldn't be offering definitive statements without proof.


"Definitive statements without proof" is kind of Trump's oeuvre at this point.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 5:35 am
by Rojava Free State
Vassenor wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
The study they did proved that it wasn't a bioweapon. That doesn't mean it didn't escape from a lab, although the president shouldn't be offering definitive statements without proof.


"Definitive statements without proof" is kind of Trump's oeuvre at this point.


He needs to let the investigation do what it has to do. He can tell people it came from a lab when they say "we have evidence this came from a Chinese lab."

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:02 am
by Ifreann

They're just protecting themselves from the corona virus.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 am
by Zapato
Rojava Free State wrote:
Zapato wrote:Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.


Yeah, I really bet if these guys were black the police would just run in there shooting, risking the senators lives...

This, but unironically. And the police wouldn't need to run in anywhere (they were already inside at any rate), I don't think a group of armed black men would ever even get inside the enterance.

Rojava Free State wrote:didn't the panthers take over the California state capitol once? I don't remember the police shooting any of them during that.

No, but they were ordered to leave despite being within their rights to be in the Capitol with their guns, and were arrested afterwards on felony charges of conspiracy to disrupt a legislative session.

Times were different back then. During the war on terror - which is still ongoing - the response would have been different. More lethal.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:04 am
by Galloism
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Trump; Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Fucking moron. We have proof that the virus was not genetically engineered or man-made, but Trump does not care about the truth. He cares about the tongue bath he’ll get from his cult. Those Qanon fellows who take everything they can get to decry that there’s a conspiracy, and that Trump is somehow trying ti dislodge it. Now, since corona is a Chinese conspiracy to shut down the world, what better thing to do than open the country back up?

How anyone can follow that sack of shit is beyond me. Even, like, if he agrees with you on a few policy ideas. He has to be the worst way to get those ideas done.

Tbh, I thought it was probable that it escaped from a research lab before, given we were warned in 2018 the lab in Wuhan was playing around with coronaviruses and didn’t know what they were doing.

Now that Trump’s talking about it though, I have more doubts.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:11 am
by Northern Davincia
Zapato wrote:

Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.

The real problem, rather than imagined, is that they didn't have the guts to actually do something.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:16 am
by Ifreann
Northern Davincia wrote:
Zapato wrote:Oof. The level of white privilege on display knocked me off my chair.

The real problem, rather than imagined, is that they didn't have the guts to actually do something.

Protesting is doing something.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:21 am
by Austria-Bohemia-Hungary
Ifreann wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:The real problem, rather than imagined, is that they didn't have the guts to actually do something.

Protesting is doing something.

Protesting with guns in the government house, shouting abuse at legislators is what we would call an attempted coup d'etat though.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:21 am
by Valrifell
Ifreann wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:The real problem, rather than imagined, is that they didn't have the guts to actually do something.

Protesting is doing something.


I think our right-libertarian was alluding to offing some officials.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:22 am
by Galloism
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Protesting is doing something.

Protesting with guns in the government house, shouting abuse at legislators is what we would call an attempted coup d'etat though.

It’s well known that the American revolutionaries overthrew the British rule by shouting abuse at them until they fled.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:25 am
by Ifreann
Valrifell wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Protesting is doing something.


I think our right-libertarian was alluding to offing some officials.

Surely not, that would violate the NAP.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:25 am
by Austria-Bohemia-Hungary
Galloism wrote:
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:Protesting with guns in the government house, shouting abuse at legislators is what we would call an attempted coup d'etat though.

It’s well known that the American revolutionaries overthrew the British rule by shouting abuse at them until they fled.

Well if our merry bands of heavily armed "protesters" actually did start gunning down the legislators of Michigan from the observation gallery that would be an actual coup d'etat.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 am
by Galloism
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
Galloism wrote:It’s well known that the American revolutionaries overthrew the British rule by shouting abuse at them until they fled.

Well if our merry bands of heavily armed "protesters" actually did start gunning down the legislators of Michigan from the observation gallery that would be an actual coup d'etat.

Well, it would be an attempted coup d’etat if they did that. They’d have to overthrow the government and establish a new one to be a successful coup d’etat.

If the gun down the legislature in an attempt to take over the government, and then were themselves gunned down by police/national guard/army/other citizens, and the same form of government persisted, that would be an attempted, and failed, coup d’etat.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 am
by Rojava Free State
Zapato wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
Yeah, I really bet if these guys were black the police would just run in there shooting, risking the senators lives...

This, but unironically. And the police wouldn't need to run in anywhere (they were already inside at any rate), I don't think a group of armed black men would ever even get inside the enterance.

Rojava Free State wrote:didn't the panthers take over the California state capitol once? I don't remember the police shooting any of them during that.

No, but they were ordered to leave despite being within their rights to be in the Capitol with their guns, and were arrested afterwards on felony charges of conspiracy to disrupt a legislative session.

Times were different back then. During the war on terror - which is still ongoing - the response would have been different. More lethal.


I highly doubt police would shoot armed black protesters. Even with my extremely low opinion of cops, they tend to shoot one person...

...unless they're Jamaican cops. Those guys will shoot crowds.

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:30 am
by Nakena
Angry noises

(From Michigan)

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:31 am
by Rojava Free State
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
Galloism wrote:It’s well known that the American revolutionaries overthrew the British rule by shouting abuse at them until they fled.

Well if our merry bands of heavily armed "protesters" actually did start gunning down the legislators of Michigan from the observation gallery that would be an actual coup d'etat.


At which point I would go out and buy plywood to board my windows up in anticipation of bleeding Michigan, or as you may call it The Michigan Civil War.