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  1. Let me @skillzdadirecta your attention to how I see this election: Trump saw the call earlier for @Joe Biden as @Mr.Vic20 President-Elect and said @BloodyHell. Sure, he wanted to be a @CastlevaniaNut18 but unfortunately for him this is a democracy, not a monarchy. As American @CitizenVectrons, it was our duty to put new leadership into the White House even if it was as laborious as pushing a skyscraper up a @SlipperySlope. We couldn't just let bad things happening drive us to @Spawn_of_Apathy. We had to wait as the results @Slugged along, yet our patience paid off. Biden won @ThreePi of those Rust Belt states we lost last time, and Trump lost @mrbiggsly. The margins are big enough where we can say this is a mandate and we didn't @Dodger a bullet. Signs were @Ominous Election Night, and when Florida, home of the @Commissar SFLUFAN in Gainesville, tipped toward Trump, it felt like a @Comet had hit us, or worse a @Spork3245 in the eye or @Brick to the face, our morale @Chollowa. We stayed calm with no @Remarkableriots. Rudy tried to be a @Massdriver of misinformation, but it came from Rudy, which @Signifyin(g)Monkey that it was bullshit. Libertarians and liberals and Democratic socialists joined together, rivals who came together like @marioandsonic. In a way, Trump did unite us, but against him. The @silentbob majority in this not so @SilentWorld was the Biden voter: no ostentatious red hat, no rallies, just a vote that ended up being louder than all of boat parades you can think of. We were not @PaladinSolo; we were together in this. No difference made being @MarSolo, but as one unit, we could fight back. We saw that he could win once (and doesn't pre-2016 feel like @SimpleG times in comparison?) so we wouldn't be @LazyPiranha and stay home. Sure, we weren't @Kal-El814, but not all heroes wear capes. While his tantrums may @Ricofoley in people's minds, remember that he won't stay as president soon; January 20 will be his @finaljedi day where he can say that. If he says he is on January 21, just be like @SaysWho?. And @Jason Miller will be gone, too! @osxmatt Gaetz can whine, but it makes no difference. And no more hearing someone pretend he's done more for the black community since @cusideabelincoln. Will Putin and Trump @69los after January 20 and put it on @Bloodpornehub? I don't care! And whether you like/dislike or are neutral toward her, Kamala being the first woman in the White House will leave a @GeneticBlueprint for future generations as to what's possible, a giant @stepee toward a more perfect union, and a reminder of the @Firewithin our American spirits to vote, where my one vote is worth as much in my state as Trump's. Yes, it's fun to picture Trump as a @Chairslinger and crap on his @Reputator, but this is more than that. I don't need to check out @sexy_shapiro's Twitter account to read his silly comments. I can just bask in this triumph and then get back to work tomorrow. We'll need Biden, Harris, but more importantly, the American people to @Captain Pickle this ship to calmer waters. We'll start with getting those Georgia Senate seats. Then maybe a safe COVID @vaxick? And God, this year has felt like it's taken forever. Wasn't it yesterday that @Chris- Matthews was let go? Feels like it. Hell, it feels like not long ago that Biden announced he would @run32.dll for president. Or Bernie/Liz, who we thought were @Greatoneshere but couldn't get the votes. As an aside, @Keyser_Soze is one of the characters in The Usual Suspects which is a @sblfilms, Americans like @Bacon, @b_m_b_m_b_m are on the bottom of your keyboard, and @mclumber1 is what we'll eventually have after we chop down a tree. Sorry but I don't think I can figure out bullshit ways to sneak more of you into this story.
    33 points
  2. There is never a guarantee you’ll get a Schadenfreude Day like this. There are election years like 2016, where you just have to sit there with gritted teeth while Billy Bob Joe from Bumblescum celebrates the election results with hoots and hollers and lynching a black man. But not this year. No, this time Donald Trump has to eat shit from a man old enough to be my grandfather. It has been four long, agonizing, and stupid years, so you better believe I am going summon every single petty, misguided instinct within me to bask in the glow of this defeat. You lost, Trump. I know the Dems also lost because they likely aren't getting the Senate and because they always suck but that doesn't change that Trump lost. Our grunting Cheeto dictator of a president probably would have won if he took Covid seriously by just listening to the smart people in the room for once in his miserable life, but of course the bloodworms in his brain would never let him do that, so now he has to watch the election and the presidency slip through his tiny hands and now everyone is happy because FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU, we cry from Pennsylvania. FUCK YOU, they cry from Georgia. FUCK YOU, they cry from Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, and maybe even North Carolina a little. All over the country, people gather as if for worship, except in this case they’re doing it to lift their middle fingers aloft and cry out FUCK YOU. Choirs of small children gather on stage risers in tasteful white robes to sing the words FUCK YOU in angelic tones. Passing cumulus masses in the sky arrange themselves into a warm FUCK YOU shape as a message from the heavens. A lone woman runs across an alpine mountainside to tell the hills the news that Trump lost, and therefore FUCK YOU FOREVER. I have no doubt that Trump and his whiny, entitled dipshit cultists will take the worldwide celebration of their demise (for now at least) as a hint, but I hope they do. One of the issues with America is its education system, and I think one of the problems with it is that none of our schools appear to offer any sort of course in How To Go The Fuck Away. You people could use one. You people could stand to go take a sabbatical in fucking Greenland for the next three decades. Go away. Fuck off. Leave the rest of the world alone with your endless, bipolar neediness. Donald Trump? Go the fuck away. I could not bear another four years of this man. I couldn't. It’s like they took everything bad about America, boiled it down, and then poured it into a big fat orange mold and THIS asshole is what popped out of it. I hate him! I hate him so MUCH. I hate him nearly as much as all of Ivanka does. Mitch McConnell? Go the fuck away. I wish you had lost either your election or the Senate, so you could go spend your remaining days as the dour tortoise farmer you were born to be. Tucker Carlson? Go the fuck away. Learn how to make some sort of face that doesn't look like you're confused and looking around the room trying to pick out the guy who farted. Sean Hannity? Go the fuck away. You deserve to have Obama force-feed you an entire bottle of dijon mustard live on air. Rush Limbaugh? Go the fuck away. How you are still alive is beyond me. Go the fuck away, MAGAtards. You’ll have to find a different year to celebrate the GOP's dystopian zeal for making literally every human being miserable and replaceable, and to pretend them winning somehow makes up for your own myriad, hilarious personal shortcomings. This is a glorious day. I’M GONNA GO STAND BY THE NEARBY FREEWAY AND PASS OUT FREE STEAKS TO EVERYONE BECAUSE TRUMP HAD HIS SHIT RUINED
    24 points
  3. Today is such a special day in so many ways. It’s the first day where everyone is finally feeling comfortable enough to celebrate a Biden victory. And for me it’s my 400th day without alcohol. I’m so happy with myself and the world right now that I feel like crying. This is a good day.
    23 points
  4. So i've been sitting with this post for a couple of days and I've been trying to collect and organize my thoughts so that I could best respond. I appreciate the thought put into this post @Emperor Diocletian II and I didn't want to just respond with a clever quip or snarky comment. You asked the question that with all of the trials and tribulations and systemic inequities that black people face "how could someone NOT become nihilistic?" the term you are using to describe the apathy that you see in people that would commit the types of acts like David Dorn's murder. I can answer... with a TREMENDOUS amount of effort and a strong familial and communal support system. Black people are not inherently traumatized, pathological or prone to acts of violence for any reason, nurture or nature. Racists would have you believe that black people commit more crime because we are just inherently violent... savages that the white man brought from an untamed land and "civilized" as best he could and that it's in black people's best interest that the status quo be maintained for their own good. They also believe that if it wasn't for "outside agitators" I.E. other whites or even worse, JEWS, that black people would be happily content to stay in their place and everyone would be happy. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have white liberals who can often fall into the trap of saying black people may be more violent, but it's because of the circumstances that they have been subjected to. If they are pathological, it's because they have been put into situations that are beyond their control so any criminal behavior that they may exhibit can be explained and excused by circumstance. What both of these viewpoints do is rob black people of any intricacy and agency in their actions and fates. Nurture and nature play a part in the development of any human being and black people definitely are often born and raised in more difficult situations than white people but that does not absolve us of knowing right from wrong. Black people cannot and have never been able to afford being nihilists. There's no way we would have endured slavery, or Jim Crow, or the Civil Rights movement or just getting through the day if we succumbed to nihilism on a wide scale. We wouldn't be out there protesting in the streets (largely peacefully) if we were a bunch of collective cynics and nihilists. Don't get me wrong, it's tempting to succumb to a nihilistic viewpoint growing up black in America especially if you're on the lower end of the economic scale. But this is nothing new for black people in America and culturally we have come up with ways to cope and endure... our music, our dances and artistic endeavors, our religious practices, our activist and militant groups, our families, hell even our Gangs... they are all coping mechanisms and support systems for blacks in America and we lean on them because we know that if we did not do that, WE WOULD NOT SURVIVE. We HAVE to keep fighting and pushing for a better tomorrow as trite as that sounds, not just for our own survival but for the survival of the generation that is coming behind us. Earlier in this thread, I posted this video I wonder how many people here watched this video and understood what was happening and the raw emotion and vulnerability that is rarely seen in public from black men. The oldest dude was frustrated and literally says "I'm ready to die" but he's not coming from a place of hopelessness. He's ready to take a stand and potentially risk his life because from his perspective, we've exhausted all other avenues and change, if it's going to come, will require the being willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. What you see here in this video is anger, frustration and sadness but what you do NOT see is hopelessness or nihilism.'"You're going to be doing the same thing I'm doing 10 years from now... come up with a better way" That's not hopelessness or despair. That's preparation. That's passing the baton. That's an acknowledgement that the fight will continue but the fight is WORTH FIGHTING. So what does any of this have to do with the post I'm responding to? Well it's basically me saying that yes, all of the conditions that black people live or unfair and are there to keep us in check and to subjugate us, all of this is true. But having said that, it does NOT rob of us of personal responsibility and decency. Who ever pulled the trigger and killed David Dorn may have been a product of their environment, or they may have been a crackbaby... who knows? What is known is that THEY are responsible for that murder and that unless there was some cognitive impairment that they suffer from, they KNEW it was wrong. They person filming the video knew it was not only wrong but that it was ridiculous. That this elder in the community would lose his life for a fuckin' TV and he kept saying it over and over. This man wasn't killed by looters desperate for food to feed their families. He was killed by someone looking to steal a TV assuming that that is what happened because I wouldn't be surprised by anything in today's day and age. Nihilism isn't rampant in the black community because if it was, things would be a LOT different. We haven't given up, we're enduring... It's a struggle and it ain't easy, but we ARE doing it. We can decry the inequities of American society regarding black people and other minorities without absolving them of clear wrong doing... the two are not mutually exclusive, opposing thoughts to have and one does not invalidate the other. It's not an either or proposition. Black people want safe and lawful communities too. We want to able to call the police that WE pay for and not feel like suspects ourselves . Despite what folks on the Right believe, Black people don't want preferential treatment, just equitable treatment. We want to be seen as fully formed human beings... James Baldwin can say it better than I can and he said it over 50 years ago I pasted the video at the relevant point I was trying to highlight but I hope you guys find the time to watch it in it's entirety at some point. I let it play while I was playing a game the other day.So those are my thoughts and I hope I was able to articulate them clearly. It's hard to have these conversations through a screen and I look forward to meeting some of you guys in person at some point especially you @Emperor Diocletian II and throwing back a beer or two (or whatever it is you fascists drink ) It's long over due... and be on the lookout for a new Twitter follower soon. My presence on other forms of social media will be increasing soon. Thanks again for providing this forum and thanks for engaging in this conversation.
    23 points
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    23 points
  6. I'd like to give thanks to our PA residents. @Chris-, @Greatoneshere, @marioandsonic, @MarSolo. Thank you for helping push this victory over the line. I know there are other PA peeps here but I can't remember every single one right this second as I write this on my phone while walking my dogs. Special shout-out to our resident Libertarian @mclumber1 for setting aside his preferences and voting for the greater good in his swing state. @Remarkableriotsgets a shout-out here too. Shout-outs and thanks to @Commissar SFLUFANSFLUFAN, @Joe, and others who I can't remember specifically who made calls into battleground states (I think maybe @Chollowa?). Pretty sure @Dodger who is in AZ voted for Biden too. He gets thanks for that. I know @Iculus is on Georgia, but I don't know who he voted for. If it was Biden then you get a thanks as well. Can't forget our midwest folks either. @vaxick and @Ominous in MI I know for sure. Not sure who else is a midwesterner here. Can't forget @SlipperySlope who donated like half of every paycheck to blue as well. And lastly thanks to all who voted for Biden even if he wasn't our absolute favorite candidate or first preference. Or even if he was. Even if you live in a ruby red state like me or a safe blue state. The popular vote will give Biden some sort of mandate and you contributed to that. But, the work isn't over, it's just beginning! Hugs and fist bumps to you all.
    21 points
  7. So I'm visiting my family this weekend for a hunting trip and gods, this is another world here. Trump flags everywhere. FUCKING EVERYWHERE. I haven't see a single Biden sign. My dad has two in his shop. Hanging next to the Confederate flag. I asked him if that was his hall of losers up in the rafters.
    19 points
  8. Employee health called me this afternoon to tell me my test was negative. I figured it probably was, but it's nice to have confirmation.
    19 points
  9. The 7 people i took to the polls for the general asked if I could take them for the runoff. I agreed, of course, and asked if they had any friends or family that needed a ride as well. We'll see what happens.
    18 points
  10. I want to thank everyone’s contributions to this thread. It was the most concentrated outlet of information. I haven’t needed to watch a single minute of TV to follow along...and the fucking memes were amazing. Funny story - I was relaying information from this thread to my wife, who was glued to CNN, faster than she was getting it. So she asked me where I was getting the info from - So I tell her a video game message board I go on. She legit LOL’d at me. As it continued and time went on, she shut off the TV and would ask me every 1/2hr “what is everyone on that board saying”. thanks everyone, for real! Today is our 16yr anniversary from the day we met (married 12 years). What a fucking glorious day to celebrate it.
    18 points
  11. I'm probably going to call it a night at 10pm, largely because I'm beyond the point of concern. But - I will say this to you all. No matter the outcome of this thing in the next few hours or days, you will always have a "home" in our little community. You will always have a sympathetic ear to vent about what's going on in the world. I can't change or control everything that goes on out there, but I can absolutely control what's going on in here, and I fully intend for this place to remain your "safe harbor" during these times that try our souls. This is my promise to you all
    17 points
  12. I'm very worried, not just about the election, but about what everything leading up to this moment means for the future of the country. The fact that literally anybody with eyes or ears thinks that Donald Trump should be president is itself insane. And after four years of watching things spiral helplessly out of control, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and the worst economic recession in generations, to still throw your support behind him and the sycophantic republicans in congress is essentially malicious and sociopathic. I've always been hard left, but to some extent I thought that I understood the general tenets of conservatism and their merits. It's abundantly clear now that those ideas are a smokescreen for the greed, racism and hatred that lives at the core of the republican party and within its followers. I think the bigger issue, however, is that it's very clear that we will not rise to meet the existential challenges facing us in the next few decades. I just don't see how it's possible given the intense social and economic division that has all but crippled our society. That said, these things are far out of any individual's control, and while the scale and scope of suffering in this country and on this planet is overwhelming, there is always an opportunity to do the right thing, no matter how small it seems. I want to note how I am humbled by the intelligence and compassion that I've seen on this board regarding everything going on right now. There will always be internet bullshit (it's all over this thread!), but this place has served as an excellent resource and an oasis during these trying times, so way to go everybody, keep it up.
    17 points
  13. Just got our PPP loan approval this afternoon, barely before they ran out of funds! That’s a weight off my mind!
    17 points
  14. We haven't had one of these in a while, so I figured why not make this holiday weekend the one for the first game giveaway of 2019? Rules are easy: just post in this thread over the course of the weekend and you're eligible to be selected! Note: if you're interested in the PlayStation version of a game, remember that in its infinite wisdom, Sony is no longer providing digital keys to third-party retailers like Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy, etc. so if you're selected and you want a Sony game, you'll receive a PlayStation Store gift card code instead.
    17 points
  15. A police captain who refused the vaccine and took the anti-parasitic ivermectin to combat COVID-19 dies from the virus WWW.YAHOO.COM Captain Joe Manning of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office took the anti-parasitic ivermectin - often used to deworm horses - as a COVID-19 cure. Some of those that work forces Eat the paste that's for horses
    16 points
  16. Now that everything is ok, I'm ready to share. My parents have been fully vaxxed (Pfizer) since spring but still caught it. My mom had a light case but my dad (in his 70s with numerous health issues) developed pneumonia. He spent a week in the hospital but is now home and recovered! His doctor said if he wasn't vaccinated he most likely would have died. The doc said that there were many other covid cases that were much worse off than my dad. In fact, at first they didn't think they would even have a bed for him and that he would have to transfer to a hospital two hours away. Luckily they had a bed, and thank the good fucking lord for vaccines.
    16 points
  17. The. Onion. Don’t. Miss.
    16 points
  18. For the record, I had no idea we have a space laser. Local Jew Feels Left Out Of Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy LOCAL.THEONION.COM SOUTHFIELD, MI—It is an hour past sunset on a brisk Thursday night, and, like their brethren around the globe, the Jews of this affluent Detroit suburb are gathered in synagogues, busily hatching plots for world domination through financial chicanery and media influence. But for Seth Nussbaum, it will be just another lonely evening.
    16 points
  19. My sister just texted me: "Mum is the proud owner of 2 Pfizer shots 💉💉 got there at 6:40, home by 9:30 👍"
    16 points
  20. Alrighty, I’m scheduled to get the first dose of the vaccine Tuesday morning after my shift.
    16 points
  21. Nancy has many arrows in the quiver, because she never uses a single one of them.
    16 points
  22. Some good news, I think: Spouse's test results were posted on the online Sask Health Authority portal, and she is negative. Can't say enough positive things about the process though: Wed - cough, headache Sun - chest tightness, fever, loss of taste Mon afternoon - called 811 Healthline, left msg, they called back in 1 hr. Approved her for test (and me). Ordered to quarantine for 14 days. Can only leave for test. Mon evening - get call from SHA, test is Tue AM Tue morning - drive to testing site. Large digital signs set up to guide. Multiple security stations. Cars park far apart. Nurse gives mask through window, takes her into building. Only 1 person in building at a time. Nurses in full face masks and gowns. Make people wash hands before and after. A deep swab in each nostril to back of sinus cavity, and one to throat. Escorted back to car. Tue evening - test result posted online. I think they won't officially call her to clear her until the national lab in Winnipeg double-checked the sample. I don't know if I will be tested. I told them I would waive the test if someone else could use it more since I am not in a risk group, but the 811 nurse said there is no shortage of tests. So far my province had tested over 1.5% of the population (police also just fined someone $2,800 for breaking quarantine, who was COVID-19+). So I'm assuming we have a bad flu. Will still be quarantining to be safe.
    16 points
  23. Thank you all so very much for this absolutely wonderful bounty! You have absolutely no idea how much this means to me (and Inuk for his new toy and jerky treats!) This community is a very special place and you all are like...no, not like...you all ARE family to me (albeit a slightly dysfunctional one on occasion ) Thank you so very much...I'm actually crying tears of joy right now!
    16 points
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