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Secretary of Eumenes

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  1. Friend-O, I'm 'bout to fix your incomprehension in ten words: They do not intend to be out of power again.
  2. Do not mistake an ally of the moment for an ally of movements.
  3. In ten years making corporate property sovereign territories will be in the Republican platform. They'll probably get started on that right after they're finished nullifying what self-governance Native American lands still have. Y'know, for the lols and trolls.
  4. Yo, an emoji isn't enough. This is my nomination for post of the fucking year.
  6. You'll always have to pay my friend, no matter where you are.
  7. Ty, I think Rhom got the joke. Look at it again. VERY traditional...? ... ... Tough crowd, tough crowd...
  8. Lamar could function in a traditional offense. He already does. A VERY traditional offense. Like Teddy Roosevelt traditional.
  9. Stafford is better than Murray. You can put Stafford in any offense and he looks like a #1 pick even if he's spending a decade with the goddamn Lions. Murray is a gimmick passer. He can't function outside the spread, and the spread will beat up on shitty poorly coached defenses but not complete, disciplined, teams. How Christian Kirk got so much money coming out of this offense remains a mystery to me, Jacksonville notwithstanding.
  10. I don't think Kyler is that good. I understand he has had like two hot 8 or 9 game streaks, but people act like being "a legitimate MVP candidate" in week six... matters. It does not. When I watch the Cardinals the team they're playing either has the athleticism to keep up with the spread, in which case Kyler sucks, or they're built for 1999 and he looks like a god. Sure, I'd give him a mid-to-high eighties in Madden based on his physical talents. But he ain't no top ten QB to me.
  11. It wouldn't be appropriate for me to post what I really feel... So instead of tapping my chin and wondering about what kind of political (pity) benefits could be sopped up from the voting populace if a very old, generally liked if not approved of, civil servant were to ascend to heaven where his miserable job performance were no longer a cudgel with which to bash non-fascistic political figures... I won't. Just leavin' that here. Maybe someone with their dick permanently slotted into 538 would know better what kind of reactions could follow such a tragic, tragic, loss.
  12. So complicated response coming to a complicated thing... I had -I' assuming a little on your part- that same :gag: response to seeing that they're making a Teenage spinoff. That's pure corporate demograbbing. It's a real life parody of the show that's parodying real life... But that's the world we livin' in, baby. We are in the most fuckwitted timeline. I believe in the satire, and in the artistic message of The Boys. As in, I believe that the show is honest in it's relentless skewering of corporatism and authoritarianism and general hero worship. It's too good not to be honest. Too real. The Deep eating Timothy is exactly what fiction was made for. Insert every one of those Trumpian ghouls who had to endure his pettiness into that scene and you get a new lense from which to view how small, how pathetic, the people who gain power in our systems really are. This show has something to say. That's why it resonates. In an age of hero worship and wilful ignorance as to what the people in power are really like, The Boys is making an effort to show you how malicious and inexhaustible evil really is. Y'all are all upset that the show 'isn't progressing' because 'Homelander isn't beaten' or whatever, you're missing the point. The progress of the show is that the heroes have fought and grown and changed or died to show how evil, cynical, and brutal Homelander and Vought are... But people don't care. They like it when he rants and raves. They like it when he kills people they don't like. Sound a little familiar? Not clapping high-fives and banishing Thanos at the end for a happily ever after is the point. Yeah, that seemed so inevitable. That was like the only good part about the last episode. Homelander + Soldier Boy's daddy issues = fight
  13. You'll see. I've already said too much, I must return to the future lest it note my absence. Fair fortune, Huu-Mans.
  14. Y'all're'll missing the trees for the forest. Caleb was able to resist the compulsion, demonstrating Free Will. That's what Halores is trying to recapture in Caleb2.0 That's what she's trying to rebuild in Christina. It's not about ties and mystery boxes. It's about choices. And the power to give them instead of just taking them away.
  15. Seemed obvious to me that Halores would triumph in the near term. The moment I saw Christina's loop I figured that Halores succeeded in triumphing over humanity but was still trying to unlock the key to creating consciousness rather than just subverting it. I mean, the end of S3 made it pretty obvious Halores would win. Bernarnold didn't wake up in a functioning society. So that's Halores' puzzle. She can't become a god if she can't create free will, because she'll always be -essentially- an enslaver and not a creator. Y'know, daughter following in father's footsteps... Creation trying to match it's creators achievements... Ford allowed his creations their freedom, embraced it even as that freedom killed him. I'm curious if Halores will be so pleased when Caleb blows her brains out to protect Christina or Maeve or Frankie (y'know, a damsel). I fucking love this show!
  16. Nothing to see here; this too will pass. Don't be hasty.
  17. I know the place. You say 'crazy' they ask 'how much?'
  18. She's in Illinois, right? How long until one of these states (say, Texas) passes a law that encourages their abortion bounty hunters to... persuade... doctors in neighboring states who have provided medical services for women in to report and be charged for commiting murder? You think that sounds crazy, I have an ascendant political party to introduce you to.
  19. Great season, the best one so far. But unfortunately the last episode was the worst of any season, as far as I recall. That said, it wasn't THAT bad. Pretty bad, but Stranger Things' finale was worse than this one. Way worse. I also kinda got the impression that Homelander didn't want to kill Maeve (forced mother and all that) but the episode was so jank they never properly set that (or a bunch of other shit) up.
  20. I'm not a master debater, but I don't think that's what I did. Maybe if I'd only written the first paragraph, where I admittedly detoured to take a shot at the pathetic pathetic pathetic idea that some kind of popular groundswell is in the offing... A concept held very very dear by people who douse themselves in useless statistics assessing popular will or whatever while the enemy uses the same information to assess political will and then does something with the knowledge beyond use it to generate clicks on their fucking webzones. But I then immediately returned to the track at hand, regarding Manchin and the complete insanity of expecting to accomplish anything worthwhile with this man as your fulcrum. I don't think that's a straw man. In fact, I kinda feel like you can't point to any reasonable explanation for maintaining this precious HOPE you people are still trying to smoke through your stoma so, uh, you did a little straw manning of your own. That's right, I'm breaking out the "No I didn't, you did it!" defense. I think it applies here. Yo, I ain't posting to break people down out of malice towards y'all, but you folks need to wake up. My rage is directed at my declared enemies, who have who have who HAVE already taken from me rights of my person that I was born with. That's not fallacious. That's not a cynicism or a teary eyed projection based in hopelessness, that happened. And that right ain't coming back. No matter what lame ass bills get introduced or EOs get dispensed or stupid fucking obvious evidence is admitted against an explicit traitor, it ain't coming back because we already lost these battles for democratic actionability. We all sat around praying at the altar of progress thinking that it was some inevitable triumph that we were smart enough to recognize early, but if you haven't noticed we fucking lost. Not losing, not not winning yet. We fucking lost. One party gets to commit political violence, murders MURDERS, and transparently move to make irrelevant the act of voting for people they don't want. Oh, and they also achieved their lifeslong dream of reducing the personal autonomy of women up to and including now arguing they have the right to decide where THEIR women go if they might be capable of carrying another soldier in the war against democracy. If democracy, if representative government theoretically beholden to the people, is something you consider foundational to your way of life; there are people who believe the opposite and they will kill you and be absolved by the courts. They are real. They are armed. They are coordinated. And the police are on their side. So are all the courts that matter. With all due respect, Mormont. And remember I'm saying with all due respect: Whatever, man
  21. I legitimately don't know how to answer that. What the Fuck am I supposed to do? Bury my head in the sand and pretend a 2 point shift (within the margin of error) in polls means... Something, something, hope from a dead Carrie Fisher? Y'all have been kicking at this football of hope for YEARS. At what point are you gonna realize that rightness and goodness aren't something that wins out by the magic of friendship and belief in common love defeating the forces of hate and greed. Joe Manchin is your enemy. He will never give what is needed to save this country, even if that power was his to share. I know this because he keeps telling me with his actions. You say cynic like it's some kind of foolishness. So be it, optimist.
  22. At what point does it stop being reflexive and become learned cynicism?
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