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  1. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics; Who Watches the Watchers?

    For example, as a liberal, I want the government to work and hardball or not, I don't my side to sacrifice standards to achieve goals, and conveniently, there is an article in the LA Times on Sunday about all the criminal democrat politicians (Garcetti, Villarigosa, Antonavich etc) engaging in massive criminal corruption pursuing their liberal goal of electric buses. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-electric-buses-20180520-story.html
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    instead we did get extra chapters written of cannibal rape fun times, so that's a quality draft trade.
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    U.S. Politics; Who Watches the Watchers?

    The state legislatures have no independence, they’re all intimately and expertly coordinated by evil organizations like ALEC and they will do whatever evil ALEC tells them to do (hail hydra). And democrat senators would have never had the balls to get rid of the filibuster on Supreme Court judges, so we would probably not have gotten Clinton’s appointment confirmed.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Yes the bit where he didn’t end the plot line was especially galling.
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Seems like a good way for Nelson to depress turnout amongst his base voters, and prove to other democrat voters he’s scum. So if it’s electorally driven, it’s because he’s electorally suicidal?
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    So you’re saying the CIA knows some really juicy career ending (possible jail time) scandals on Warner, Shaheen, and Nelson? Tell me more!
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Goldman Sachs Golden Boy Phil Murphy is fast enacting a major progressive agenda in New Jersey. If he's successful in turning the state into a liberal standard bearer, I imagine he becomes the establishment frontrunner for the democrat 2020 nomination. This will make the Bernie bros all very upset, but probably not clothes rending agony that a female beating the Bernster caused, it should be interesting, if he takes up the progressive agenda and proves it successful, that will deleverage a lot of the Bernie bro critique of the establishment candidates. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/nyregion/new-jersey-emerges-as-a-liberal-bulwark-under-murphy.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    See if you claim that, you’re the problem. The assumption that these are abnormal behaviors rather than normal. This is normal, we can choose to behave abnormally and have a higher standard, historically that’s why we have a representative republic, but Trump and Trump supporters are better examples of the default normal human behavior we are hardwired to enact than leadership like obama or Roosevelt or Eisenhower. weve been lucky to get abnormal leadership in this country, right now we are in a normal state and there is no Deus ex magical fairy reversion that will automatically happen in the cards. What you want is not automatic, what we have right now is automatic. If you’re waiting for automatic you’ve already lost.
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Hydra gonna hydra
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    U.S. Politics: The Flood Shall Wash Away The Cobbs

    Social media affords the opportunity to organize a grassroots boycott of the United States. No state actor is going to initiate such an action, like South Africa apartheid boycotts, this would have to start with activists first. so put up or shut up, enjoy boycotting Books and tvshows made by Americans. on the other hand, this is a website for a defunct book series, and the probability of book six is very low, so it’s possible you’re risking very little, personally.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    I was serious, Seconded.
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    U.S. Politics: The Flood Shall Wash Away The Cobbs

    Re the neuro endocrine bit. what if trump behaved like a typical spoiled celeb and demanded more dosage and doctor shopped til he got it. So say if normally someone takes two propecia pills a day and trump took twenty does that have a bigger brain damage potential?
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    U. S. Politics: A noun, a verb and no collusion.

    Donald Trump is white, the Koreans are Asian. Therefore if there is peace on the Korean peninsula we MUST give all the credit to the white person half a world away, duh! Crediting Trump for Korean peace is like crediting the KKK for desegregation policies.
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    Bakker LIII - Sranc and File

    yeah, you know an artist has failed when their first reaction to blame the audience. you know an artist has BOMBED when their second reaction is to insult, mock and or troll the audience. (my Bakker is a troll theory still has some resonance for me it seems, keeps popping up in unexpected places). I actually do parse "how I am reading, how is it written" when I read things, which Callan complained we don't want to do a few posts back, particularly a second go round, it's why I've written so many posts on so many series on so many forums over the last twenty years. For example, did anyone else notice how the structure of TGO inversely mirrored the structure of TDTCB, if you were to undo the interleaving, and present each storyline as discreet "pods", if you then extrapolate that (without a book split) it's all contracting to a confrontation between Kellhus and the Dunyain in the Golden Room as the inverse of the TDTCB prologue. Starting and ending the series thus (leaving the Cave and returning to the Cave) then neatly slides int a critique and reversal of Plato's cave by having Kellhus return to dispense his knowledge, but he is the ignorant one and they have acquired more knowledge than he did, and he can't accept this narrative violation. BUT! there is a big difference between dissection and surgery, dissection is comparatively easy, surgery is comparatively hard. Just breaking something apart to see how it works and pointing out that this or that bone connects to this or that tendon in virtually all fiction is a very important thing to consciously understand as a reader and writer. Undermining anatomy is hardly a rebellious achievement, I think every undergrad student to ever take a course in writing has worked on such a project, a fleet of authors have pursued it is a major avenue of literary occupation, and a few have even found success writing flaccid, limpid novels with no traditional anatomical features (because they're such a unique rebel genius to undermine anatomy, yo!) , you can't get more common than what Bakker is doing, if that's what he's doing, as Callan suggests. What is hard, is to see how all those pieces fit together, and then stitch it back together so that it still lives. and it's even harder to do it without leaving a scar that people notice. Bakker's series has always been kind of a lurching, lumbering frankenstein's monster, scars everywhere, obvious stolen bits and pieces clumsily chunked together. But there's a lot of us that love that big lug and have always liked him, even if he's not pretty. But the ending and authorial commentary seems to have indicated that the fact the series was even alive for the first six books was something of a miraculous accident or the result of a herculean editorial intervention. I would name the next thread: Bakker LIV: Soul Sphincter
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    U. S. Politics: A noun, a verb and no collusion.

    Iirc, don’t most smart historians today know that the reputation of grants presidency is built on lies, exaggerations and an extremely thorough decades long concerted campaign by southern (confederates) historians to discredit him in every way possible. basically it boils down to until Chester a Arthur, patronage was how DC operated, and no president was really any different from any other in this respect. But this was then used selectively by racists and white supremacists like Woodrow Wilson to completely eradicate Grants reputation. Prior to the white supremacists like Wilson gaining stranglehold control of US history, Grant was considered the second best president, behind only Washington. And it was very important to discredit Grant, his legacy was overwhelmingly pro black, and he is the one that opened government jobs to blacks (which Wilson ended), he was the one who very much kept reconciliation going after Johnson’s bumbling, kept the KKK down (a group Wilson helped resurrect), fought relentlessly for equal rights and equal protection. He was by far the best president minorities had until Lyndon Johnson. And Jesus, the southerners hated him beyond belief. Those same southerners worshipped racist rapist slave lords like Lee and as they managed to pull Grant down from his perch they elevated the great traitor to take his place in American historical esteem.
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