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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    Because it was so asininely stupid it failed to qualify as a joke.
    "Your comedic exaggeration is actually highly inaccurate" is not the sick burn you think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masark View Post
    Somewhere in Texas, there is a prepper with 37 machine guns trapped in their house because they don't own a snow shovel.
    Ah that's funny, cause it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Man, I no-joke want to hear Trump's take on the Texas freeze. It's been a while and a I miss his hot-takes.
    I'm quite sure Texans could use anything hot right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    I'd also love to hear him blame the Democrats. In Texas.
    The governor just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    The joke that went over your head is doomsday preppers don't buy 37 machine guns. Very few even have one. They are INSAINLY expensive. They do, however, usually have a full pioneer kit.
    I’m not sure you know what jokes are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    The joke that went over your head is doomsday preppers don't buy 37 machine guns. Very few even have one. They are INSAINLY expensive. They do, however, usually have a full pioneer kit.
    What joke? You just came in here and started mansplaining about preppers because you didn't like that we were making fun of them for being right wing loons. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    So the joke is you don't understand them so all you can think to do is make fun of them and/or make statements so stupid only the stupid find them funny?
    No hun, the joke is that preppers have no self awareness because despite the claims of striving for self-sufficiency much of the movement is instead based on...well, manufacturers for products popular with preppers having found a neat way to monetize people's social anxieties by giving them a financial outlet. The humor arises from the juxtaposition between people making a fetish of their individualism while still throwing themselves headlong into a largely media-fueled fad that only ends up enriching the already wealthy while doing very little in the way of actual disaster preparation.

    I.e. It's hipsterism, but for the right. That's why it's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    Because it was so asininely stupid it failed to qualify as a joke.
    You're right. I should've just said it like it is.

    Doomsday preppers are scared little crybabies who would lose their shit if they saw a black person anywhere near their property. In their fear, they forgot to buy a good quality snow shovel. Fear makes you do stupid things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    The governor just did.
    What happened?
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    Calls for Texas governor to resign as he blames power outages on wind and solar

    Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such natural gas and oil and nuclear, as well as solar and wind," Gov. Greg Abbott said in an appearance on "Hannity" Tuesday night. "Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10% of our power grid. And that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis."

    Abbott was far from the first Republican to deploy such blatantly false talking points in response to the ongoing crisis in Texas, which has left at least 10 people dead. But the governor's decision to appear on Fox News and attack a policy that has not even been implemented as Texans resorted to burning their belongings to keep their children warm was viewed as yet another example of his failed leadership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    What happened?
    Abbott went on Fox and blame Dems pushing for the GND and renewable energy. On national news.

    In a local Texas press conf, he said it was actually the Natural Gas plants shutting down causing problems, not windmills.


    Abbott is a notably two-faced crook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Abbott went on Fox and blame Dems pushing for the GND and renewable energy. On national news.
    To be fair, after publicly stroking themselves off over the power problems California was having because of its evil leftist globalist bird-murdering green energy agenda,* people like him really had no choice but to continue that narrative in this situation. Their hands were tied!

    *According to them, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Abbott went on Fox and blame Dems pushing for the GND and renewable energy. On national news.

    In a local Texas press conf, he said it was actually the Natural Gas plants shutting down causing problems, not windmills.


    Abbott is a notably two-faced crook.
    THAT DAMNED GREEN NEW DEAL

    That hasn't gone anywhere

    And doesn't affect Texas' isolated power grid that they run themselves to avoid federal regulations

    It's hard to avoid the conclusion that maybe some of the folks suffering made their own bed and are dealing with the consequences, while millions of others wanted more competent leaders.

    Though seeing the prices folks were paying for power through some of the programs in TX like the one that let folks get power at wholesale prices...jesus, what did they expect when power was that dirt cheap? I feel bad for the folks that are seeing hundreds/thousands in electrical bill additions for A SINGLE DAY of use as wholesale prices skyrocket, but if you go with the riskier option because it's cheap when everything is working fine then you're risking huge bills when things go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Calls for Texas governor to resign as he blames power outages on wind and solar

    Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such natural gas and oil and nuclear, as well as solar and wind," Gov. Greg Abbott said in an appearance on "Hannity" Tuesday night. "Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10% of our power grid. And that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis."

    Abbott was far from the first Republican to deploy such blatantly false talking points in response to the ongoing crisis in Texas, which has left at least 10 people dead. But the governor's decision to appear on Fox News and attack a policy that has not even been implemented as Texans resorted to burning their belongings to keep their children warm was viewed as yet another example of his failed leadership.
    The mainstream media is finally reporting the lies of republicans for what they are. We can thank Trump for that!

    This over time will change public opinion in a major way.

    Old way: republicans say stupid things. Media responds by trying to treat it as a serious comment, with the democrat response to it just being the "other side". This legitimized the republican lunacy.

    New way: republicans say stupid things. Media responds by pointing out how much of a lie it is, adding supporting documentation as needed.

    One of the current republican talking points is that the media is going easy on President Biden. Well, they are not calling President Biden a liar because he doesn't lie. They called Trump a liar because he lied many many times each day.

    The media DOES try to parse the words of President Biden in ways that are unflattering to him. But they don't get much traction because they don't have much material to go on. For example, President Biden PROMISED we'd have schools open in 100 days, and it looks like it might not happen. "HE DOESN'T KEEP HIS WORD." Technically they may end up being accurate. But it sure isn't due to lack of trying. He IS making this a number 1 priority. And he'll come close to achieving this goal. This compares VERY favorably to the crap that Trump spewed out daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    You're right. I should've just said it like it is.

    Doomsday preppers are scared little crybabies who would lose their shit if they saw a black person anywhere near their property. In their fear, they forgot to buy a good quality snow shovel. Fear makes you do stupid things.
    Like making lame "jokes" about a demographic you don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    Like making lame "jokes" about a demographic you don't like.
    You mean, like, "they're bringing crime, they're rapists..."?

    Trump supporters aren't allowed to complain about even childish insults. They lost that moral authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    You mean, like, "they're bringing crime, they're rapists..."?

    Trump supporters aren't allowed to complain about even childish insults. They lost that moral authority.
    "Making fun of groups I don't like is ok, but making fun of groups I like isn't."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    "Making fun of groups I don't like is ok, but making fun of groups I like isn't."
    You choose to be a doomsday prepper, flat earther, anti-masker, etc; one doesn’t choose to “be from Mexico.”
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    Like making lame "jokes" about a demographic you don't like.
    Are you still grumpy because you don't understand satire? Don't you have some Onion headlines to be outraged about?
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
    "Making fun of--"
    Sorry, but you still lack the moral authority to speak on the subject. All Trump supporters do. Your response is irrelevant.

    On topic: Trump is still claiming he won the election even to this day. Simply put, he is continuing the lie -- probably because he knows his supporters, like @Kellhound there, are part of a cult and will attend his suicide-cult raliles (just ask Herman Cain) and send him money. McConnell had his chance, but did nothing, and is therefore allowing Trump to run the party even out of office. Attacking Trump for who he still is, what he still claims to believe, and the acts he personally did to damage the country (anything from manufacturing-killing tariffs to inciting a murderous insurrection) will be valid for some time, because Trump wants them to be.

    All he has to do to make the attacks vanish is disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Sorry, but you still lack the moral authority to speak on the subject. All Trump supporters do. Your response is irrelevant.

    On topic: Trump is still claiming he won the election even to this day. Simply put, he is continuing the lie -- probably because he knows his supporters, like @Kellhound there, are part of a cult and will attend his suicide-cult raliles (just ask Herman Cain) and send him money. McConnell had his chance, but did nothing, and is therefore allowing Trump to run the party even out of office. Attacking Trump for who he still is, what he still claims to believe, and the acts he personally did to damage the country (anything from manufacturing-killing tariffs to inciting a murderous insurrection) will be valid for some time, because Trump wants them to be.

    All he has to do to make the attacks vanish is disappear.
    If it keeps him banned from all relevant social media and makes him a political pariah to the legitimate news agencies... so be it. As far as I know he's still banned, and most news agencies seem to have caught on that giving the rambling ape a platform for every nonsensical bit of crap he slings might not actually be the best look for them.

    If I recall correctly there was a demonstrable effect on the reduction of fake news stories and conspiracy theories flooding Twitter, facebook, and so forth after Trump found himself banned. If him trying to be vocal about it means that he's effectively silenced for doing so, then I'd say it's the best we could hope for, as he clearly wont give up the grift and the GOP is clearly too scared about losing his followers to act with a modicum of decency or moral fiber.

    The only thing keeping me from delighting in the irony of the GOP squirming at the monster they created, set loose, and then sat idly by while it broke things as it's now finally coming for them is the non-impossibility of him regaining some form of office.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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