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What's a political farce that won't be forgotten?

Postby West Bromwich Holme » Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:43 am

No, not a misplaced Factbooks & General Information discussion that's IC.

This is as real-world as you can get.

I suppose either Brexit for us British or for the Americans, the Snowden revelations and then Trump in power 2017-2022 would count.

For the Canadians on here, remember the Rob Ford incident in 2013? I'm no expert on Canadian politics, only heard about the incident due to blog sites in 2013, it wasn't covered by mainstream media here in the UK.

Are there any political incidents that people still see as farcical even now in your country?
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:27 am

Everything fades.

Gary Hart
Wilbur Mills
Nelson Rockefeller's death.

Three of my favorites. But it all gets forgotten in the end.
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Postby Informed Consent » Thu Oct 06, 2022 7:37 am

Considering how far my country has devolved into subjugating forensic standards to ideological interests that forward their causes more by circumstantial evidence, I am hard pressed to organize a concise list.

So you understand my POV, I will say that most of it would come out of the long and dubious history of Progressive identity politics coupled with their campaign of subversion modeled on Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov's chalkboard of the institutionalized Soviet version of it.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:52 am

Cheney shooting a guy
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:04 am

Thermodolia wrote:Cheney shooting a guy

And the guy then apologising to Cheney.
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Postby Informed Consent » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:05 am

Thermodolia wrote:Cheney shooting a guy

In his defense, Whittington does look a little bit like Quayle, if you are blind in one eye.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:12 am

Ifreann wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:Cheney shooting a guy

And the guy then apologising to Cheney.

“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”
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Postby American Legionaries » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:15 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Ifreann wrote:And the guy then apologising to Cheney.

“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”


His "apology" was basically "shit happens and I feel bad because this is now a political thing against Cheney"

Which I understand, although Cheney probably ought not have shot him.

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Postby Ifreann » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:20 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Ifreann wrote:And the guy then apologising to Cheney.

“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”

Cheney had a spot on the wall picked out to mount his head and everything.


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Thermodolia wrote:“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”


His "apology" was basically "shit happens and I feel bad because this is now a political thing against Cheney"

Which I understand, although Cheney probably ought not have shot him.

Many consider it a faux pas to shoot your hunting partners.
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Postby Benuty » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:27 am

A little niche, but I remember our governor Mark Sanford suddenly disappearing before Mothers Day. He of course went down to Argentina to have an adulterous affair, and got bluntly questioned in the airport on his return.
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Postby American Legionaries » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:29 am

Ifreann wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”

Cheney had a spot on the wall picked out to mount his head and everything.


American Legionaries wrote:
His "apology" was basically "shit happens and I feel bad because this is now a political thing against Cheney"

Which I understand, although Cheney probably ought not have shot him.

Many consider it a faux pas to shoot your hunting partners.


Generally yes, but accidents happen.

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Postby Informed Consent » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:38 am

Ifreann wrote:Many consider it a faux pas to shoot your hunting partners.

Shoot, get shot, tomato, potato.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:41 am

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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:58 am

Ifreann wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:“I’m sorry I got in the way of your bullet” or “I’m sorry I didn’t die”

Cheney had a spot on the wall picked out to mount his head and everything.


American Legionaries wrote:
His "apology" was basically "shit happens and I feel bad because this is now a political thing against Cheney"

Which I understand, although Cheney probably ought not have shot him.

Many consider it a faux pas to shoot your hunting partners.

Depends on how much you drink.

But yes, real power is when you shoot someone and they apologize to you.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:09 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Cheney had a spot on the wall picked out to mount his head and everything.



Many consider it a faux pas to shoot your hunting partners.

Depends on how much you drink.

But yes, real power is when you shoot someone and they apologize to you.

When you have enough power to do what you always wanted to do, then you see what the guy always wanted to do.
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Postby Southeast Iraq » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:11 pm

I think the Emu war, like really? They lost against a species of flightless bird?
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:39 pm

Southeast Iraq wrote:I think the Emu war, like really? They lost against a species of flightless bird?

Mao’s war on sparrows went well, almost too well
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Postby Informed Consent » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:45 pm

Southeast Iraq wrote:I think the Emu war, like really? They lost against a species of flightless bird?

Large flightless birds descended from even larger flightless birds that descended from Tyrannosaurus Rex.
I learned to respect the ostrich while volunteering in Kenya.
They can be more ferocious than people generally think, a bit clever, and in the emu's defense living with Australians can be just as much an acquired taste as emu and waffles.
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Postby Risottia » Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:42 pm

West Bromwich Holme wrote:Are there any political incidents that people still see as farcical even now in your country?

The yellowcake farce, by Colin Powell.
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Postby The Finntopian Empire » Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:51 pm

Benuty wrote:A little niche, but I remember our governor Mark Sanford suddenly disappearing before Mothers Day. He of course went down to Argentina to have an adulterous affair, and got bluntly questioned in the airport on his return.

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What's a political farce that won't be forgotten

Postby United Republe » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:00 pm

Hillary Clinton's e-mails, or the lack thereof.

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Postby Informed Consent » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:13 pm

United Republe wrote:Hillary Clinton's e-mails, or the lack thereof.

When the National Archives and DOJ explain to your lawyers how to best destroy digital evidence,
a whole new world opens to you.
Like being able to collaborate with media and intelligence agencies to craft false narratives about your political opponents.
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Postby The House of Hamid » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:15 pm

United Republe wrote:Hillary Clinton's e-mails, or the lack thereof.


...I'm not sure how to tell you this, but hardly anyone outside the US ever took any notice of that in the first place. :D
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:18 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:Everything fades.


Nelson Rockefeller's death.



Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going.

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