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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would a Catholic version of BRTD be like? on: Today at 09:29:39 am
Oh, also, you wouldn't become a conservative Anglican, you'd become a sedevacantist.

I don't see how even a Catholic version of me, with the rest of quirks intact, would be able to tolerate a Latin Mass or consider it the only valid mass.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would a Catholic version of BRTD be like? on: Today at 01:08:26 am
Actually I'd probably already live in Anoka County. I'd refuse to live in Hennepin County because I'd refuse to live in any county that had a Planned Parenthood in it.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would a Catholic version of BRTD be like? on: Today at 12:57:12 am
BCTD in early 2009:

"Topic: What states would you be willing to live in?"

*map of all states shaded blue where McCain won Catholics per the exit poll*

"That's it. I would never EVER live in a state full of fake Catholics that voted for Obama. In fact I've decided I can't even attend mass anymore in counties that voted for Obama, might have some of those horrible fake Catholics also tainting it. I'm going to have to start going to mass in Anoka County, it's a bit further drive out the way, but at least it's REAL Catholics there. Also I will never buy a rosary made while Obama is in office."

(Incidentally this would NOT exclude me from living in Minnesota, as exit polls showed that McCain did in fact win Catholics in Minnesota.)
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would a Catholic version of BRTD be like? on: Today at 12:54:38 am
Not being able to tolerate having a leader you're not in complete lockstep with is really not very liberal at all.

I thought it was pretty obvious that "all liberal all the time" is really more along the lines of "all center-left, all the time"

Although I'd argue that is in fact a VERY common trait amongst American liberals. I mean, are Lena Dunham and Seth MacFarlane tolerant of people in power with whom they have disagreements with? In fact if anything I am more pragmatic than most in that regard, see a certain I-CA avatar in comparison to me for accepting Democratic candidates for example.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would a Catholic version of BRTD be like? on: Today at 12:39:04 am
Come to think of it, I just realized that a Catholic version of me would've have to have left the church in the last few years. I have basically zero tolerance for promotion of views and ideology that contradicts my own, so in order to be a Catholic, I'd have to be an actual social conservative and adhere to the church teachings on sexuality. But this means then that I'd be "all conservative all the time" and would get really angry at some of the stuff Francis has said, so I'd basically say "F[inks] this Pope, I'm out" and leave since I also can't tolerate having a leader I'm not in complete lockstep with. I'd probably become a conservative Anglican or something. Although good chance I'd come back if the next Pope is more conservative.

I'd also still refuse to recognize "cultural Catholicism" as valid and would frequently scream about "fake Catholics" and the like.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was opebo a sort of leftist Milo? on: Today at 12:31:05 am
I've always figured the right wing version of me would be someone who writes for something like the National Review and mostly just goes on rants about how terrible liberal cities are and how he's so proud of how Republican and conservative where he lives is. There's go to be at least one example.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Adam Ruins Everything on: Today at 12:27:20 am
I love how it's liberal propaganda, but well disguised liberal propaganda. A lot of the episodes are basically just comedy sketch versions of John Oliver monologues.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Adam Ruins Everything on: Today at 12:05:42 am
The one thing about it that kind of gets me, though, is how easily the characters on the show are convinced by his arguments, statistics, and the experts he calls in. I think a lot of real people would just continuously deny his points, claim that his statistics and experts must be fake, and remain convinced that they're right and he's wrong.

This is actually a great representation of the Liberal delusion that all you need to rectify people's beliefs is to throw muh facts and figures at them and expect people to just accept them. That's a big part of the reason why we all failed to understand the T***p phenomenon, with no amount of "debunking" having any effect on his supporters.

Have you even watched the show?
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Adam Ruins Everything on: February 22, 2017, 11:37:02 pm
Anyone else like this show? It's basically the only thing worth watching on TruTV.

I like how it basically is "all liberal, all the time" but manages to not come across as hackish.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you don't like Quentin Tarintino films are you basically a Nazi? on: February 22, 2017, 11:08:06 pm
I feel like Tarintino's movies always involve some universally despised, one dimensional villain ("Nazi's!" or "Knights of the Golden Circle" or whatever) which to me is rather annoying. He never creates a plot that demands he spend sometime drafting an original background; no, instead, he just creates his heroic persona and sends him out against the latest historical American villain in vogue.

All of his movies are basically the same: about an illegal immigrant that escapes prison and kills al-Baghdadi to avenge something something explosions something something Eva Longoria's sweaty, shiny tits, something something fireball. The end.

Of course, I also hate action movies in general. 

I completely agree. Pulp Fiction mostly avoids that, and that's probably why it's the only one of his movies I straight-up like. The others are guilty pleasures at best.

No that doesn't actually describe ANY of his films.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf for meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti on: February 22, 2017, 08:37:49 am
ITT: Men criticizing a woman for dressing the way she wants while trying to break the glass ceiling.

Uh, no? Point me to a single post specifically criticizing her for not wearing the headscarf.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Was opebo a sort of leftist Milo? on: February 21, 2017, 08:33:37 pm
?
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: February 21, 2017, 07:47:58 pm
Almost everything Mortimer, Krazen and E. Pete wrote in the last couple of hours ever.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is the left wing equivalent to Breitbart? on: February 21, 2017, 03:39:29 pm
That chart is sheer trash for where it puts Vox alone. Vox should be near the top.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who has jfern criticized more since Trump has taken office? on: February 21, 2017, 03:36:11 pm
Just like >90% of Democrats...
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard is no more a serious candidate than Dennis Kucinich in 04/08 on: February 21, 2017, 03:23:42 pm
Well the pro-Russia wing of the Democratic Party is thankfully quite small.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CPAC: Milo disinvited on: February 21, 2017, 01:28:26 pm
They're harmless because the only people who take them seriously are right wing trolls and other morons on Tumblr and some students at stupid private liberal arts colleges that less than 1% of college students attend.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard is no more a serious candidate than Dennis Kucinich in 04/08 on: February 21, 2017, 09:58:05 am
I don't really care if she gets primaried or not and I'll admit it might not be easy with how difficult primarying incumbents are in the past, I just find it absurd that a Congresswoman with that much baggage, and low experience and no leadership roles is being promoted as a possible PRESIDENTIAL candidate. Incidentially the only reason why I bash "Tulsibots" so much here is that this is basically the only place where they exist, the only other place on the Internet I've found people thinking she's a serious and top tier candidate, or even likely to run is her cult-like subreddit. Go see how popular she's on DailyKos (which remind you was an overwhelmingly pro-Sanders site)

Most of the arguments for Gabbard seem to be based on her endorsing Bernie during the primary and assuming that the people who voted for Bernie will support Gabbard in 2020 just because she endorsed him during the primary. And that only assumes people are static and don't change. Hillary won white working class voters in 2008 and lost them to Bernie in 2016. Any democrat is better than Trump. But don't be surprised when she drops out early in 2020 when people don't care that she endorsed Bernie back in 2016.

Yeah I've pointed this out many times.

Forget the Sanders endorsement. Why would anyone consider her a top tier candidate then?

I can't help but to think that some of it may be sex appeal among those pushing the #Tulsi2020 speculation.

This actually reminds me a response someone made to the very true point that Jeff Merkley would be a better Sanders-endorsing candidate, "The Bernie Bros don't want to f[inks] Jeff Merkley."
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Milo Yiannopoulos on: February 21, 2017, 08:28:58 am
The left invited him to be a keynote speaker at a convention?
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jacobin (magazine) on: February 21, 2017, 08:26:25 am
I've only read articles Snowstalker has linked to, but they were all garbage.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CPAC: Milo disinvited on: February 21, 2017, 08:22:47 am
Milo, on actual issues, largely agrees with whatever conservative consensus is, but defends them in a trollish and pretty stupid way.

Does Milo even care about actual issues? I have a tough time seeing him write an editorial critiquing free trade agreements or outlining a proposal for capital gains tax rates.
I guess only economic issues are "actual issues", That's a weird position for you

Well it's not like he's talked much about abortion or gun control either.

I'm referring to issues that impact actual policy. I've pointed out before this is why stupid Tumblr types are rather harmless, all they want to do is whine about white people having culturally appropriating hairstyles. Milo doesn't talk about policy either.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Who has jfern criticized more since Trump has taken office? on: February 21, 2017, 01:01:52 am
I honestly don't think I've seen a single post of his attacking any of the outrageous things Trump has done, but he still manages to keep doing his "But Hillary!" thing from back in the primaries.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the MSP airport Charles Lindbergh Terminal be renamed? on: February 21, 2017, 01:00:27 am
If we want to judge by modern standards, the vast majority of relevant historical figures would look downright awful considering views and actions, but such an excercise has always looked mostly pointless to me (with a few notable exceptions). If the airport was named like that due to his accomplishments as a pilot, I'm not sure why it should be renamed due to his politics.

His politics were atrocious even at the time. It's not like he just privately muttered a few racist comments or something.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Next DNC Chair: Ray Buckley drops out, endorses Ellison on: February 21, 2017, 12:31:30 am
Am I the only one who likes Perez, Ellison, and Buttigieg, and thinks any of the three would do a fine job?
They're all fine, and I wish people wouldn't be freaking out so much over what is a pretty meaningless position in the grand scheme of things. I think the DNC should probably elect Ellison just to throw the Bernie folks a bone and keep the focus on Trump and the Republicans instead of divisions within the party.

All three are honestly wasted on the DNC Chair.  Should just be a random party bureaucrat. Don't need to waste any of our rising stars on it.

The last "random party bureaucrat" was Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The party doesn't need another one.

She was a Congresswoman, so no. I also strongly agree it should not be a sitting person in Congress and I think the Democrats are leaning toward this sort of policy, which is why Ellison has now promised to resign his seat.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Milo Yiannopoulos' book reaches #1 on Amazon on: February 21, 2017, 12:29:26 am
I am sure Mein Kamph would've gotten up there had Amazon would've been around. People read things, whether they agree with then or not. Hell, I think Milo is a pederastic creep troll who should be banished from any position higher than local dogcatcher, and I would buy his book just for curiosity. This literally means nothing.

If you're curious, go check it out at the library or something. There is no way I'd ever be willing to give that creep any money.
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