US election 2016

Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 24 Nov 2016, 08:55

HBS Guy wrote:Very strong streak of racism/xenophobia in the right, too. Are we going to replace neoconservatism with neofascism?


If the mainstream left who have moved massively to the right since I was born do not get their act together and reject the neo-liberal economic consensus then I think yes.

Many on the left have become "soft neo-liberals" wanting to protect ordinary working peoples rights but at the same time accepting the core neo-liberal proposal that one must always aim for surplus budgets or else there will be rampant inflation and the bond markets will punish national govenrments. Both propositions are false and continuing to cling to them is now hurting millions of ordinary people.

Great edifices don't collapse overnight even after they have effectively died. The Soviet Union was dead by about 1980 but continued to stumble on like a zombie until final collapse a decade later. Neo-liberalism/Globalism died nearly a decade ago but the elites - insulated from any bad effects themselves - have not yet cottoned on. Brexit and Trump are symptoms and there will be more to come.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 25 Nov 2016, 00:12

Hillary did not simply fail to reach out to the working class voters that the New Democrats had turned their backs on for decades, she infamously attacked them as “deplorables.” This was exactly the group of potential voters that was enraged because it believed, correctly as Tom Frank keeps showing us, that the New Democrats looked down on them and adopted policies that rigged the system against the working class. Hillary’s insult confirmed their most powerful bases for their rage against her. Her insult was an early Christmas present to Trump. Her attempt to walk the insult back was doomed.

Hillary Clinton handled things so miserably that she allowed a plutocrat whose career is based on rigging the system against the working class to become the hero of the working class. That is world-class incompetence. Had she followed Tom Frank’s advice she would today be the President-elect. The real cost, however, of her failure will be enormous damage to our democracy, the safety of the world, and the damage that President Trump will do to the working class as he systematically betrays their interests.


http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2016/11/liberals-didnt-listen-immense-cost-ignoring-tom-franks-warnings.html
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Nov 2016, 07:07

yup.
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Re: US election 2016

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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Nov 2016, 07:51

It DID trickle down. . .
























. . .it trickled down to tax havens.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Nov 2016, 07:54

Trump, in the face of a $20Bn external debt, is going to cut taxes for the wealthy. . .he is a neoconservative posing as savior of the working class. . .who will work it out in a year or two. Be nice if they woke up before the mid term elections tho by then they will be pissed off and not vote.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Nov 2016, 08:22



Hillary has 2m more votes than Donald and this will climb heaps over next couple weeks.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 25 Nov 2016, 08:52

Yeah I saw that - is there any possibility she can contest? I don't like her but rather her than Trump any day.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Nov 2016, 09:22

People are trying to get the electoral college to elect Hillary—that would be a crazy brave act, but if her lead grows to nearly 4 million votes then may have a chance.

Why the hell could the Dems not have found a better candidate than Hillary and all her baggage or the too–old Sanders????
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 24 Dec 2016, 09:07

This is hilarious!



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Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 27 Dec 2016, 06:48

Bwahahahahaha! :purple
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Dec 2016, 22:15

An American fundamentalist christian theocracy?

Closer than you think.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/29/theocracy-alert-preacher-pence-bible-taught-science.html

For fucks sake!
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Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 08 Jan 2017, 08:16

HBS Guy wrote:An American fundamentalist christian theocracy?

Closer than you think.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/29/theocracy-alert-preacher-pence-bible-taught-science.html

For fucks sake!


I think the very fist sentence in the article says it all...

The level of stupid polluting American society is getting completely out of hand and one wonders just how far the population will devolve into abject idiocy when all is said and done.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Jan 2017, 22:49

bwahahaha

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Re: US election 2016

Postby Lefty » 14 Jan 2017, 08:15

LOL!!! :bgrin :bgrin :bgrin
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Jan 2017, 08:43

Thought you’d like that one.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Jan 2017, 11:12

This is a goodie too:

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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Jan 2017, 08:13

OK, I am putting it here because the trump inauguration sort of ties it together.

It is copied from: https://pbxmastragics.com/2017/01/21/warning-turbulence-ahead/


The truly magnificent John Birmingham has decided to adopt the spirit of gonzo with a subscriber-only play-list. He’s also generously letting recipients post choice bits with the appropriate attributions. So, this is one that definitely caught my attention, and here’s the link: https://gumroad.com/l/aliensideboob




You read this hours before the coronation of an unstable, man-sized shard of penis brittle as the rape-clown-in-chief of the free world. Look around you. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of Red Bull and cannibal meth. This surely was a week to ponder what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Washington to be born.

Perhaps it’ll be just like the final episode of Buffy, Season 3, when the Mayor turned into a giant demon snake and tried to eat all the guests. That would be cool, because our very own Senator Malcolm Roberts will be there to represent Pauline Hanson and the seventy-seven lackwits who drooled directly into the ballot box on his behalf. I would totally get up at three in the morning to watch Senator Roberts eaten by an enormous coil of writhing bowel wearing Donald Trump’s face and a burning haystack in place of a hairpiece. Sadly, just because something should happen doesn’t mean it will.

I tell my doctor that every time he rings to pester me about my overdue prostate exam.

Roberts and Hanson trolled everyone like champions earlier in the week, fanning themselves with their golden tickets to the crowning of Baron Fuckface von Clownstick as King o’ the World. One Nation’s Borg Queen twittered like a schoolgirl about being gifted her invite, while Roberts gave the impression he was grinning like your Uncle Bob with a permawoody from mail-order horse viagra.

“Pauline and I received an invitation, but not the Prime Minister,” tweeted the Lesser Malcolm. “OUCH”.

Cool story, bro.

So much cooler than some desperate fuckdiggler ringing the Aussie embassy again and again begging them to hook him up. Turned out the whole thing was such a fanwank plea-bargain that even the Republican congressman who eventually gave up the tickets felt the need to explainify his role in adding to the number of feral swamp donkeys in the national capitol tomorrow.

“Wait? What? Steve Irwin’s not coming?” he said.

Why do they do this? Why drop your pants, massage your buttocks with premium cold-pressed olive oil and stand glistening in the bright sun waiting for the giant Dildo of Consequences to ramify the outcomes of your poor choices? And ramify them HARD.

It’s a valid question, innit, guv? One the Greater Malcolm might consider as the prime ministerial bottom burns red and ever-so-gently quivers in anticipation of the fearful consequences that must come its way when his debt collectors start going after retirees.

Yes. That’s right. Having started the year with a jumbo-sized bowl of piping hot flop sweat, the bunglecunt messiah this week went back for sloppy seconds on the #notmydebt clusterfuckola, describing his government’s aggressive pursuit of billions of dollars it wasn’t owed as “responsible and appropriate.”

Remember that as you reflect on the poor choices made by the Lesser Malcolm, who was at least punching up. Or trying to.

The imperial bellends who actually reign over you did much worse things this week than pathetically bigging up their sixth degree of separation from Baron von Clownstick. They moved to widen the search for people who didn’t owe them any money from the mentally handicapped and unemployed to the nation’s millions of pensioners. Why? Because those greedy old fuckers have been living the honkey rich life on the premium tins of dog food and store brand colostomy bags at Aldi while our poor and hungry fucking trough monsters in Canberra have had to travel business class to each other’s wedding and polo orgies.

Business class!

Do you know how embarrassing that is when Lord Rupert screams past you in his personal jet?

Again, why would anyone who gets elected for a living do this? It can’t just be because kicking over some doddering wrinklies’ walking frames and mugging them for their carefully hoarded stash of dog food money is easier than going after scary-looking welfare moochers with their Celtic tatts and angry twitter feeds.

There has to be something deep at work. Something more primal.

And there is. Stupidity.

But not just old fashioned everyday stupidity. Not just common folly and garden variety derp.

No, this is a sort of amplified neo-stupidity. It’s a shameless stupidity that revels in its own asshat-on-backwards majesty. It’s networked and self-reinforcing. It’s stupidity as an accelerating feedback loop. The kind of stupid that argues for guns in schools to protect against grizzly bear attacks. The kind of stupid that insists, po-faced and pantsless, as Resources Minister Matt Canavan did on Tuesday, that we can reduce our carbon emissions from coal fired power stations by building more coal fired power stations. The kind of stupid that took such a fearful fucking beatdown from the last two weeks of #notmydebtpocalypse that it decides hitting itself in the head with a hammer wasn’t good enough. It should really frappe its own nads and knob cheese in a giant blender too. Because what could possibly go wrong feeding a couple of million pensioners into the trenches of Centrelink’s gigantinormous robot war?

That’s the kinda stupid I’m talkin’ about.

And tomorrow it wears a crown.

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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Jan 2017, 08:19

Bill Maher “New Rules” on the Trump whatsit:




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Re: US election 2016

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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Jan 2017, 15:34

The difference between Obama and the pig clearly illustrated:

http://americablog.com/2017/01/trump-disses-wheelchair-ridden-bob-dole-obama-amazing.html


I am going to lock this thread and archive it in a couple of days and create a “US election—the aftermath” thread instead.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby A.G » 22 Jan 2017, 23:37

HBS Guy wrote:Bill Maher “New Rules” on the Trump whatsit:







I love Bill Maher...very funny.
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Re: US election 2016

Postby HBS Guy » 25 Jan 2017, 13:04

This thread is now locked and will shortly be archived. The “US election 2016—aftermath” thread replaces this one.
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