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Which is a whole other problem: while the Hip Young Progressives have been patting themselves on the back, congratulating themselves for being Young And Enlightened And Not Old and waiting for all the Olds to die off so they can have the utopia they dream of, the "conservative" neo-fascist crowd have been well aware of the upcoming demographic shift and busily making inroads with young(er) people in -chan culture, various gamer subcultures, etc. Whether that'll be sufficient to offset the end of the Boomer demographic remains to be seen, but it won't be for lack of trying on their part, while the left remains as blissfully oblivious and wrapped up in smelling its own farts as ever.
I always think about my high school friend who attended protests over whaling practices in high school. One of my brothers showed me said friend's Facebook page which featured a Fury Road meme about running over protesters.

He has grown to be a truly horrific individual.
(06-14-2021, 02:57 PM)commodorejohn Wrote: [ -> ]Which is a whole other problem: while the Hip Young Progressives have been patting themselves on the back, congratulating themselves for being Young And Enlightened And Not Old and waiting for all the Olds to die off so they can have the utopia they dream of, the "conservative" neo-fascist crowd have been well aware of the upcoming demographic shift and busily making inroads with young(er) people in -chan culture, various gamer subcultures, etc. Whether that'll be sufficient to offset the end of the Boomer demographic remains to be seen, but it won't be for lack of trying on their part, while the left remains as blissfully oblivious and wrapped up in smelling its own farts as ever.

But again...what is the left to do?  A lot of the appeal of the right is massive insecurity.  What exactly should the message be?  Boy we really care  about the rights of minorities...BUT THE BEST BOYS ARE WHITE, YES YOU ARE.  YES YOU ARE!  Yes you deserve pussy and wealth because you’re white!

Its not that they don’t know, it’s just really hard to deal with irrationality. Yeah
The saddest shit in the world is that this country seems to now only manufacture male insecurity.
Well we tell men that to be men is to act like cartoon characters, what the fuck do you expect? Member when people got into a tantrum cause a male health company was like: “Hey guys, don’t be jerks”


It doesn’t help when politicians continually coddle fuckboys for votes.
It’s not even the politicians, although they’re all shitbags too. It’s a self-perpetuating industry of male insecurity masquerading as strength. Whenever I’m confronted by this incessant whining about the stupidest baby shit, like throwing a tantrum because the latest Street Fighter game doesn’t have panty shots anymore, I’m always thinking ‘doesn’t part of your performative idea of being a man involve being tough?’
(06-14-2021, 09:38 PM)arjen rudd Wrote: [ -> ]It’s not even the politicians, although they’re all shitbags too. It’s a self-perpetuating industry of male insecurity masquerading as strength. Whenever I’m confronted by this incessant whining about the stupidest baby shit, like throwing a tantrum because the latest Street Fighter game doesn’t have panty shots anymore, I’m always thinking ‘doesn’t part of your performative idea of being a man involve being tough?’

Right.  And I think that was a big thing in the late 90s early 2000s.  But even in the early 00s there has been a slow push towards changing the narrative for men: Metrosexuals and ultimately the acceptance of gay marriage.  The repeal of don't ask don't tell and a greater focus on feminist and LBTQ politics.  How it should work is that people recognize that times are changing and to accept that change.  Instead politicians and self-interest actors/groups tell idiots that not only is it okay to be a dumb fucking manchild--but to be proud of it.  So that idiot you see at the bar--you know the one: balding, fat, hates his wife, and thinks talking loud equals being right--thinks that mouthing off means "he's telling it like it is," because he's surrounded by media that tells him he's absolutely right.
Sure, but at the same time, if you are a political party that needs to get a 55-60% share of the vote to actually control the levers of power, you really can't afford to go around telling 25% of the electorate they are fat, bald, mouth-breathing morons whose entire identity is the source of everything wrong with the world. So even if you think that, you need some sort of strategy to counter the party that is totally comfortable with minority rule, and making flattering all those "dumb fucking manchildren" their primary avenue of pursuing it.
(06-14-2021, 08:34 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]The saddest shit in the world is that this country seems to now only manufacture male insecurity.

And gigantic trucks!


...wait
Always fun to flip over to Newsmax to see what stupid faux-outrage nonsense is making these ventriloquist dummies fill their diapers on any given day

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Is "Holiday Names" the new hit song by the band NJ School District?
That guy on the right looks like a Brundlefly of every single televangelist who has ever existed.
It like how they're cosplaying as each other.
That guy has less neck than a 90 day fiancé.
Big Ed should 100% be a Newsmax talking head.
Nice to see Kevin McCarthy's character from UHF is still getting work.
"I see you're using the Zoom filter that replaces your face with that of your cat lady auntie who never married..."

"What Zoom filter?"
Fox knows and doesn't care:

https://www.nbcnews.com/media/parents-op...t-rcna1216

Quote:Fox News failed to fully disclose the professional conservative ties of 11 guests featured in numerous segments about the teaching of critical race theory in schools, according to a new report from Media Matters, a liberal watchdog group that monitors conservative media. 

Fox News hosts introduced guests who oppose critical race theory as concerned parents, teachers and school board members, while downplaying or ignoring their official ties to larger conservative organizations and causes, according to the report.

While many of the guests are indeed parents or school officials, the Fox News segments rarely included their professional biographies: among them, Republican strategists and lobbyists, staff of conservative think tanks, and media personalities.
(06-15-2021, 09:27 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]"I see you're using the Zoom filter that replaces your face with that of your cat lady auntie who never married..."

"What Zoom filter?"

Still laughing at this. My own joke. And it slays me.
Tucker Carlson is a source for journalists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/busin...rlson.html

Maybe journalists should get more deserving sources.
(06-21-2021, 02:16 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Tucker Carlson is a source for journalists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/busin...rlson.html

Maybe journalists should get more deserving sources.

That's not all that surprising.  As much as people love seeing folks like Carlson get pwned, it's likely that he's all too aware and even playing everything up for his own benefit.  So the idea that while he's busy giving handjobs to the Trump administration, he's also giving info to jouranists who are more than likely anti-Trump, makes a perverse sense to me.  The Rich are playing a game that is beyond a lot of our understanding because nothing matters.  It's political nihilism.
(06-22-2021, 11:35 AM)ska oreo Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-21-2021, 02:16 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Tucker Carlson is a source for journalists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/busin...rlson.html

Maybe journalists should get more deserving sources.

That's not all that surprising.  As much as people love seeing folks like Carlson get pwned, it's likely that he's all too aware and even playing everything up for his own benefit.  So the idea that while he's busy giving handjobs to the Trump administration, he's also giving info to jouranists who are more than likely anti-Trump, makes a perverse sense to me.  The Rich are playing a game that is beyond a lot of our understanding because nothing matters.  It's political nihilism.

Yeah. Cenk from The Young Turks was saying the same thing regarding Carlson and Steve Bannon. They don't have any stakes so it's just a game.
OAN stooge calling for the execution of all the traitors who interfered with the democratic process. You know what? Let's do it, we can start with everybody who showed up to the Capitol on Jan. 6th

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/14...3000365057
(06-24-2021, 10:47 AM)fuzzy dunlop Wrote: [ -> ]OAN stooge calling for the execution of all the traitors who interfered with the democratic process.  You know what?  Let's do it, we can start with everybody who showed up to the Capitol on Jan. 6th

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/14...3000365057

And he does that bullshit Republican thing so when the outrage happens, he can go, "but I'm not actively calling for people's execution--I'm just making suggestions!!"
Just asking questions and providing some key historical context!
Weren't the fraud cases all dipshit Republicans voting twice? Wasn't one of them a MAGA who killed his wife and voted under her name as well as his?

Also, don't we have mass-executions in this country on a daily basis already, compliments of AR-15s and racist law enforcement?
One of the few times I can think of where the goofy brashness of Fox News was actually kind of entertaining:

https://www.mediaite.com/news/youre-bein...er-stonks/

Quote:Despite not being a financial pundit or advisor, Portnoy was one of the leaders of a Reddit movement earlier this year, popularizing the term “stonk,” driving “meme stocks” like GameStop and AMC to reach new heights.

Joining Charles Payne on the Fox Business Network Thursday afternoon, Portnoy was pressed by the Making Money host on his stonk involvement, especially his decision to sell too early. As those stonks continue to surge, the portion of Portnoy’s following who similar sold too early are regretting the decision. Portnoy announced in February that he lost $700,000 by selling meme stocks too early.

“So many people in this got drawn into because of you,” Payne said. “They’re so disappointed and angry at you, what do you say to them?”

“Those people are idiots,” Portnoy ranted, as he claimed his followers were unlikely to lose any significant amount of money. “We don’t pay any attention to those morons.”

"Now you’re saying these same folks that looked up to you, that jumped on the stonks bandwagon, now you’re calling them names, now you’re dissing them, belittling them?” Payne said.

Portnoy punched back and said he’s not belittling anyone, claiming the people that followed suit and sold too early only lost five cents, whereas he lost $700,000.

“They closed trading Charles! I didn’t know they could do that!” Portnoy said, becoming increasingly agitated as Payne tried to blame him for other people losing money.

“You’re being a moron!” Portnoy later said to insult Payne.

“You’re being a little BITCH!” Payne fired back before suggesting Portnoy go to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to change the rules.

“Who’s Gary Gensler?” Portnoy asked.
"Those people are idiots."

-A super-genius who lost $700K
Tucker Carlson (and J.D. Vance) have been leading the charge on this:

https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/1408444924031385604

Quote:The American right's turn against the military (as "woke"  and beholden to CRT) is a pretty significant development, not without precedent & very specifically focused on officer class, but still something new & pregnant with meaning.

To be very specific, the focus of the right's ire is on the military leadership. This is what I'd call the Rambo trope: "the troops are good, they want to win, it's the goddamn pencil neck bureaucrats in the Pentagon that are the problem."

.....

Desegregating the military was controversial because the right (committed to open racism at that point) thought the military belonged to him. Same with fight over open gays in military. Same now: right thinks military is their property so it can't be woke.

Beyond the right's anxiety of losing control of institution they see as their own, there's other sources of rift: military resistance to Trump's psycho commands & coup attempts, officer class being college educated, general ranks being disproportionately POC.

The most worrying factor is resentment at Milley & top ranks for their unwillingness to obey Trump as he pushed for martial law. This was crucial for the failure of his coup attempts. The goal now is to cow military so they will be more obedient to GOP POTUS in future.
George Carlin made a joke about the "cockpit" being rebranded as the "flight deck" in the '90s. This is definitely a current event!
Has "airman" been a "current term" for anything other than a rank in the USAF/ANG, let alone the person that every single human being in the English-speaking world would refer to as the "pilot" without a second thought, since...ever?
Republicans are a special breed.

Literally Every Republican Man: "Men are the best. Everyone should want to be a man. Everything should have a masculine-sounding name because that will make it sound awesome because men are awesome. And anybody that doesn't like it, well, they're just pussies and nobody likes a pussy... I like men. I mean, I don't like men that way. I just -- I mean, of course I like men, but I don't like-like men. What would give you that idea anyway?"
Do it:

https://www.newsweek.com/mark-milley-usa...tt-1604408

Quote:There are calls for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) to stop advertising with Fox News following controversy over the comments by its anchor Tucker Carlson about the country's highest-ranking military officer.

Carlson has taken to the airwaves this week to denounce Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after he told lawmakers that military personnel should be "widely read" and this included learning about issues such as Critical Race Theory.

.....

However, people with links to the military have appealed to the USAA, which provides financial services to personnel and the families of those who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, to stop advertising on Carlson's show.

The group Veterans for Responsible Leadership shared the clip of Carlson's monologue, adding the message, "So, @USAA, is this who you advertise with? Asking for 18 million friends."

Travis Akers, a service member who once called for military bases and installations to boycott Fox News, tweeted to his 153,000 followers: "Please accept this as my formal notice that you have until the end of June to cease all advertising during any @TuckerCarlson programming."
Video at the link:

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1409142087866585093

Quote:Chris Wallace nails Rep. Jim Banks on how hypocritical it is for him to allege that Democrats are the anti-police party while he and all other Republicans vote against legislation providing cities and states with funding for more and better policing