Random Political Thoughts

Nitpick: I don’t think they are generally required to live in their district… only in the same state.

Most do, of course. But it’s not a federal requirement and I don’t think most states require it either. Like you could theoretically live in Pittsburgh and represent a district in Philadelphia or vice versa as long as both the district and the home are in Pennsylvania then you’re golden.

But other than that nitpick I generally agree.

Biden Impeachment guy (that happened btw) looks like Freddy Prinze Jr playing J. Jonah Jameson

I don’t know, I feel he looks a bit more like Sean Penn as Harvey Milk

Doesn’t this mean that all legislation must stop until it’s voted on? Surprised the GOP hasn’t done this from the start.

Not sure. I tend to tune out when I see the word “impeachment” as it’s a meaningless political tool nowadays.

In this weeks news the US, Japan, and South Korea reaffirmed their relationships with each other. I think these relationships are pretty crucial internationally for the US and might be the most crucial.

omg I drove by CFH this morning. (Waze has been taking me down a side way that avoids it.) There was this chubby douchey-looking dude (like he could be a character in a “Hangover” type of movie) on the front porch. Looks like the kind of person who would argue endlessly even if he’s literally objectively wrong about something.

CFH = Confederate Flag House

Chick-Fil-Hey?

Ah. Checked the blur.
Same Difference.

Oddly enough, my town doesn’t have one, and seems like the kind of town that should.

I think that this is one of the things that Democrats consistently do better at than Republicans that flies under the radar. I have a lot of fairly conservative beliefs, and often agree with the stated Republican goals but find that based on execution, Democrats enact policy that is closer to my beliefs.

On China, I agree with Trump’s stated goal of taking a hard line. But any sort of trade war, as with any conflict, requires allies. Obama did that with TPP, which was largely an anti-China coalition. Biden, or at least his administration, is doing that here. Trump mostly delivered a lot of inconsistent, often racist bluster.

And side note, I don’t think Biden himself has anything to do with improving the relationships. Rather, I think he puts competent people in important positions and gets out of the way. This is why his age doesn’t bother me as much as it bothers others – I think he is ok being a figurehead, while Trump actually wanted to make decisions on topics he didn’t understand.

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I guess I know what I’m dressing up as for halloween:
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Laser beams coming out the eyes

Just saw this on Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Qult_Headquarters/comments/160y26d/the_women_photographed_in_the_front_row_at/

tl;dr: several women from a church with cult-like qualities seem to have a knack for getting front-row positions at various Trump pep rallies.

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This is terrible. And in 21st Century America.

Shocking levels of racism.

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I heard about this a few weeks ago, although I didn’tread about it in depth until now so I didn’t realize how bad that situation got. It seems the US has its own version of uncontacted tribes that don’t know it’s 2023 now.

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Good Lord, that’s absurd.

I don’t use Twix much, but at one point I saw a random post advertising a channel for a Tomi Lahren feature called Tomi Lahren Is Fearless, with the handle tlisfearless. At first I read the handle as titsfearless. :upside_down_face: (Now THAT I would follow!)

Not really a commentary on the movie content, but apparently the central figure the movie is about is not a good person:

Sources familiar with the situation said that the self-styled anti-slavery activist, who appears to be preparing for a Senate run, invited women to act as his “wife” on undercover overseas missions ostensibly aimed at rescuing victims of sex trafficking. He would then allegedly coerce those women into sharing a bed or showering together, claiming that it was necessary to fool traffickers. Ballard, who was played by Jim Caviezel in the hit film Sound of Freedom, is said to have sent at least one woman a photo of himself in his underwear, festooned with fake tattoos, and to have asked another “how far she was willing to go,” in the words of a source, to save children. These sources requested anonymity because they fear retaliation.

The total number of women involved is believed to be higher than seven, as that would only account for employees, not contractors or volunteers. One source close to OUR has detailed knowledge of Ballard making sexual advances to a volunteer using methods similar to those he allegedly used with OUR employees. Those methods are also consistent with his conduct toward another former volunteer who spoke to VICE News.

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:man_facepalming:

In 2020, Roberts appeared on YouTube’s The Exceptional Conservative Show, where he recalled the day he was expelled from campus after three unidentified female students reported him.

“They said things like they were afraid for their lives,” Roberts, who left the school just three weeks before graduation, claimed. “It was just total lies.”

Yeah, I’m thinking they were telling the truth. The way most people who come forward do.

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