Political Chickens

Discussion in 'In the News' started by scotchbutter, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I’m surprised Trump didn’t concede then immediately announce a 2024 run and start campaigning with super spreader events. :shrug:
     
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    No way Pence wants anything to do with the public bullshit going on. He still thinks he's electable.
     
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Haha, joke’s on him. Nobody wants their Trumpism delivered with faux-earnestness. They want to be stirred into a frenzy, and Pence doesn’t have that chutzpah.
     
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  4. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    My ILs called rooster this morning freaking out because they’d seen a YouTube video by a statistician saying that Georgia shows evidence of fraud based on Benford’s law (I’m not a statistician, but a preliminary google search shows this isn’t a good application of it). Anyways, it was legit appearing enough to scare them.

    Anyways, I bring this up because they are not typically prone to falling for fake news and are intelligent people. They keep up with news, are not plugged into FB, are both well educated. The fact that the stolen election narrative got them is an alarming data point to me, considering they are less prone to this sort off thing than most.
     
  5. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Ok, looking up Benford’s law, what did they even apply it to to make a point? The number of people that voted? That seems like a really odd application of it and I’m not really sure you could use it to prove much of anything

    After multiple times of sending my mom articles to debunk it, she still believes Biden is going to add a 3% property tax to her taxes so at least your in-laws fell for something that sounds intellectual!
     
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  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    If she’s rich enough to be affected by losing her SALT deduction for >$750k in mortgages I guess, but...
     
  7. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    She’s not and her house is paid off. She’s just become deliberately obtuse over the past few years.
     
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  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m still waiting for that Obama-era Sharia Law to kick in
     
  9. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Do you think the new overlord will force all of us to eat children ordered from Wayfair?
     
  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I thought we ate aborted babies.
     
  11. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I think we mix it up depending on what’s best for the recipe. You need different textures for fajitas versus a nice Sunday sauce.
     
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  12. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    There's all this talk about healing and coming together as a nation and blah blah fucking blah.

    I don't understand how this is supposed to work. I don't understand how to "heal" from knowing a sizable portion of the country thinks I am less of a citizen and less of a human because of the color of my skin that covers my not-a-penis.

    There's a truism that you don't go to marriage counseling with an abuser. So...what now?
     
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  14. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    No shit. The same people calling for healing are some of the same people who went whole hog on the divisive rhetoric. I haven’t forgotten kids in cages, people unnecessarily sick or dead because masks were politicized, and the general dehumanizing of so many people. Trump’s base is here to stay, and the ones that aren’t die-hards, just temporarily embarrassed by the loss, will just jump right back on the bandwagon for the next version of Trump we get.

    Yeah, so fuck healing.
     
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