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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Musk is lying. I don't know why Maher let him say this without challenging him on it. I didn't take him for a Musk simp.
    Maher lies, like, a lot. It's why I went from like him and his show, to refusing to watch anything he's part of. Maher's exactly the same as the Republicans he loathes, except for basically two issues;

    1> He likes weed.
    2> He's vehemently atheist and as bigoted and abusive about it as any Westboro Baptist type.

    He's the Left's Tucker Carlson. Nothing more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post

    He's the Left's
    the left lol

    bourgeois with left minstrelsy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Maher lies, like, a lot. It's why I went from like him and his show, to refusing to watch anything he's part of. Maher's exactly the same as the Republicans he loathes, except for basically two issues;

    1> He likes weed.
    2> He's vehemently atheist and as bigoted and abusive about it as any Westboro Baptist type.

    He's the Left's Tucker Carlson. Nothing more.
    Dont let your nostaglia cause you to ease up on Maher /joke

    Maher just likes the Left's Aesthetics, because its the only way he gets laid without using his credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Apparently necessary reminder that Bill Maher's politics are comfortably Republican in basically every respect but weed legalization and being an atheist. He's a conservative whos views are primarily motivated through petty bigotries. He's regularly racist, homophobic, transphobic, and has opposed religious freedoms for most of his career. He's also generally uninformed as fuck and too arrogant to realize how ignorant he is, or willing to educate himself further on basically any topic he might be misinformed on. As a source of information, he's on the same frickin' tier as Joe Rogan.

    Which is unfair to Rogan, who freely admits he doesn't know shit about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    the left lol

    bourgeois with left minstrelsy?
    "Left minstrelsy" is a pretty excellent phrasing.

    My point with the comparison with Tucker was more that I've yet to meet a Maher fan/apologist who had any kind of politican opinions worth listening to. His entire schtick is condescension and bullying and bigotry, and he thinks he should get away with it because he's attacking religious practice and ethnicities he feels are "safe" for him to attack.

    He doesn't actually give a shit about left-wing ideals, he's just a libertarian who likes to smoke weed and wants to bully different groups than right-libertarians generally do.

    His framing of himself as "left-wing" is absolutely part of the grift, much as it is with Tucker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    "Left minstrelsy" is a pretty excellent phrasing.

    My point with the comparison with Tucker was more that I've yet to meet a Maher fan/apologist who had any kind of politican opinions worth listening to. His entire schtick is condescension and bullying and bigotry, and he thinks he should get away with it because he's attacking religious practice and ethnicities he feels are "safe" for him to attack.

    He doesn't actually give a shit about left-wing ideals, he's just a libertarian who likes to smoke weed and wants to bully different groups than right-libertarians generally do.

    His framing of himself as "left-wing" is absolutely part of the grift, much as it is with Tucker.
    there is sort of a very poisonous pseudo-left that consists of people who aren't necessarily wrong in their objections or criticisms of liberalism or capitalist democracy but they are shallow and muddled. They never offer a systemic materialist critique or real alternative/opposition. They are pretend radicals and usually opportunists, especially people who make careers as media figures (podcasts/twitch/online critics w/e). They are the same archetype of a wannabe new ruling political class. The funny recent one was that Cenk guy who got thoroughly rejected by electoral politics but still thinks he should be in charge. These people are usually just conservative, incipiently authoritarian anti-liberals like Maher. Except hes at the point where it doesn't even bother thinking about anymore, hanging out with other 60 year olds complaining about 'the kids nowadays'.
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    Well I've been logged out of twitter on my main PC for the first time in... as long as I can remember. My PW didn't work, so I reset it. It got stuck in this weird loop of the password reset screen no matter how I reloaded twitter, so I just closed my browser and reopened it, now I can't even get it to send a password reset code. I know that contacting support will just result in a poop emoji.

    If Elom is trying to kill twitter, he's doing a great job.
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    Say what you will about Maher but at least he's able to host conversations of and with people of opposing viewpoints that do not turn into shouting matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twdft View Post
    Say what you will about Maher but at least he's able to host conversations of and with people of opposing viewpoints that do not turn into shouting matches.
    Not sure why you think this is a mark in his favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twdft View Post
    Say what you will about Maher but at least he's able to host conversations of and with people of opposing viewpoints that do not turn into shouting matches.
    I used to watch Politically Incorrect for the panels. They descended into shouting matches constantly. So no, you really can't say that about Maher.

    Maher's just a racist bigoted asshole. He doesn't have anything worth saying, himself, and his panels are always, first and foremost, about Maher trying to prop himself up, not foster meaningful discussion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Sounds exactly like the issue I had a little while ago where I was logged out for about a week. Literally nothing you can do to solve it, its all on Twitter's side.
    It's that brittle stack, bruh. Needs a full rebuild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Elon Musk Threatens To Transfer NPR’s Twitter Handle To “Another Company”

    And the sad, little billionaire continues to be a sad, little child.
    How can somebody have that much money (I mean it is literally "fuck you" money), yet have such a thin skin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karreck View Post
    How can somebody have that much money (I mean it is literally "fuck you" money), yet have such a thin skin?
    As usual, SCIENCE has the answer.
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    Quit using other posters as levels of crazy. That is not ok


    If you look, you can see the straw man walking a red herring up a slippery slope coming to join this conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karreck View Post
    How can somebody have that much money (I mean it is literally "fuck you" money), yet have such a thin skin?
    Easy, they start feeling like they deserve the status over others which leads them to believing they are better than them and they are lesser beings which leads them to getting upset and taking it as a personal attack when they don’t follow the mold of him being their superior.

    Aka affluenza. The cure for that is accountability.
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    to your ublock or adblock filter to actually ignore ignored posters. Now just need a way to ignore responses to them as well.

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    new from me: More than half of Twitter Blue's earliest subscribers are no longer subscribed to the service

    that is, over 54% of the 150,000 users who first subscribed when Twitter Blue launched in November are no longer subscribing


    Seems to be going well. I wonder how many remaining are bots/trolls.

    Anecdotally for past couple of months I like the Blue Check mark head of the line on replies. So easy to just go down and hit the ignore on the Blues. Also I noticed that Ignores now show up on other tweets. While I generally don't read to much of the reply crap, before I think I can say I never saw a Blocked account show up in other timelines. I see it much more frequent now, which of course I don't have to read.
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    Elon Musk says he has picked a new CEO.

    "So he's announced a time he's stepping down?"

    Oddly enough, yes, within six weeks.

    "Cool, who is she?"

    Unknown.

    "Well at least he'll be out of the position that's ruining everything."

    False.

    Musk said in the tweet the he'll transition to being the company's "exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops."
    "Well, at least he'll treat the new CEO with respect."

    False.

    Musk has long expressed his dislike of the CEO title, arguing it's "made up" and "doesn't mean anything."
    "...what's this supposed to do?"

    Make the stock price stop crashing, I guess?

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    So the latest lady to get her eggs fertilized by Elon really hit the jackpot!

    The previous few just settled for a house in Malibu and a horse.
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    so shes some jack Posobiec fangirl? but she works for the world economic forum so all the conspiracy freaks who post about 'the great reset' dont like her. lol

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    https://www.businessinsider.com/twit...t-psyop-2023-5

    Twitter appears to have limited the reach of Bellingcat, an investigative news website, as its main account no longer appears in the app's search tool.

    It's unclear when exactly the change was made but Eliot Higgins, the Bellingcat founder, first tweeted about it Thursday. Bellingcat's main handle did not appear in several searches made by Insider on Twitter Friday.

    Higgins' first tweet about the account being hidden came three days after Elon Musk began spreading doubt over the site's investigation into Mauricio Garcia, the gunman who killed eight people at a mall in Allen, Texas on Sunday.

    Bellingcat reported that Garcia had tattoos of a swastika and other Nazi symbols, and posted about being a white supremacist on Odnoklassniki (OK), a Russian social media site.

    "Didn't the story come from Bellingcat, which literally specializes in psychological operations?" Musk tweeted. "I don't want to hurt their feelings, but this is either the weirdest story ever or a very bad psyop!"

    The Twitter boss tweeted about the investigation several times, like replying "Odd" to a conspiratorial tweet from an account called "End Wokeness."

    Bellingcat has also been accused of working for the CIA, a claim Higgins has repeatedly denied.

    The site reported that it discovered Garcia's OK account after investigators disclosed its existence to the New York Times. The shooter had also posted legal documents identifying himself.

    Bellingcat has the gold checkmark for businesses on Twitter, but Higgins withdrew his own blue tick in the wake of accusations that its Texas mall shooter story was a "psyop."

    Psychological operations are broadly defined as military operations designed to influence people's emotions and political beliefs through propaganda, but the term "psyop" has been co-opted frequently by online conspiracy theorists to accuse the US government of false flag operations like terror attacks and mass shootings.

    Aric Toler, the Bellingcat journalist who reported the story, also said that the site's account hadn't been appearing on TweetDeck searches for weeks.

    In April, he co-wrote the New York Times article which revealed the identity of Jake Teixeira, the National Guard airman who leaked hundreds of classified documents on Discord.

    That report involved matching up social media images of Teixeira's house with the counter seen in the background of the leaked document pictures to identify him. But with Garcia, Toler said it was "easily the most open-and-shut case I've seen in my life."

    Insider contacted Twitter for comment. The company responded with an automated message that didn't address the inquiry.
    Oh boy, Freeze Peach AbsoluteVodka Elom out there censoring Bellingcat because he doesn't like their reporting on Nazi's, apparently. I can't say I'm entirely surprised that Elom is stanning a Nazi fuck given that he let the other Nazi's out of Twitter jail.

    What the fuck is up with weirdo conservatives thinking everything is some sorta psyop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.businessinsider.com/twit...t-psyop-2023-5



    Oh boy, Freeze Peach AbsoluteVodka Elom out there censoring Bellingcat because he doesn't like their reporting on Nazi's, apparently. I can't say I'm entirely surprised that Elom is stanning a Nazi fuck given that he let the other Nazi's out of Twitter jail.

    What the fuck is up with weirdo conservatives thinking everything is some sorta psyop?
    Because that’s the only possible explanation for people not liking them, and cannot possibly be that their platform/values are legitimately awful and abhorrent because that in turn would make them legitimately awful and abhorrent people.

    Also not surprising about Musk, seems like dude’s a closet Nazi that wishes Apartheid was still a thing.

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    Looks like Elon got his Whataboutism wrong.



    https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/stat...427197442?s=20

    Posting link below since it shows link to now I guess Elon's deleted tweet. Oooooops!

    Dear
    elonmusk
    : Lots of people protested when kids were murdered at The Covenant School, including Democratic legislators. The protests were so strong and impactful that the GOP expelled two Dem legislators. It made national news for weeks. Remember?


    I wonder why Elon wants to attack Neely so bad. Hmmmm? Just can't get it.
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