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In response to Professor Kyle.
you 'completely disagree' that "one party is clearly better than the other"?

because that *is* what was written

the criticism is if you're only looking the current 'R versus D' tribalism you're missing the bigger, centuries-long picture

and feeding an 'us-versus-them' framework benefiting few
11:22 AM - Oct 24, 2023
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In response to Raven Val.
first time I heard this, it was the Portishead remix

not sure which i like better...

https://www.youtube.com/wa...
Portishead feat Paul Weller - Wild wood - YouTube

From the album Remixes by Portishead

09:24 AM - Oct 24, 2023
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In response to Professor Kyle.
It's been going on since colonial times, the promotion of hate and inequality as a means of maintaining the economic order.

Sure, one party is clearly better than the other, but R versus D is just another flavor of the same sht sundae being served to the plebeians for centuries.
05:47 PM - Oct 20, 2023
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In response to Elektra 🖖.
cheese grits (with some hot sauce or jalapeno) are a good side for any dinner, especially barbeque

you'll also run into cooled-and-sliced-then-fried polenta - similar to grits - served up as part of an entree
01:15 PM - Aug 01, 2023
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In response to WOKE /saying NO to polls.
the only people who *really* care about follower counts

are the ones who want to attract attention or sell you something

or both

it's a bad proxy for the worth of a person
12:45 PM - Jun 08, 2023
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In response to Rian Miller.
it's always worser when it's happening in a big media market versus 'flyover country'

a snowstorm in the upper Midwest is OMG SNOWPOCALYPSE when it hits New York

now this

at least there's more attention being put on the climate change underlying what's happening

for now
12:06 PM - Jun 08, 2023
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In response to Professor Kyle.
i'm not big on writing people off

caveat to all this is that some people are unreachable

and willfully refuse to even consider changing or moderating their views

as they have too much of themselves invested and to do so would crack their egos

good conversation, btw. thanks for this
11:29 AM - Jun 08, 2023
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In response to Professor Kyle.
it is a disagreement, albeit a *very* mild one

'conservatives' meeting those criteria maybe aren't mythical like unicorns, more like white rinos

- pun intended -

but they exist

and exposing them to opinions contradicting their own helps them recognize what's wrong with their values
11:09 AM - Jun 08, 2023
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In response to Professor Kyle.
will respectfully disagree

there's room for anyone as long as they're acting in good faith, are capable having their opinions change by arguments grounded in reason and evidence, and don't come from a place of hate

problem is finding 'conservatives' that fit those criteria
10:49 AM - Jun 08, 2023 (Edited)
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In response to Warrior Priestess Dre.
know about, yes

but that was a long time ago

the ones i remember well from that era are Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Vampire Hunter D
07:06 PM - Jun 04, 2023
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In response to Warrior Priestess Dre.
can't do just one

series: The Expanse, Babylon 5, original Twilight Zone

movies: Gattaca, District 9, Akira, The Day The Earrh Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, the first Jurassic Park, , the first Matrix, director's cut of Blade Runner, Alien/s, Back to the Future

i could go on
06:21 PM - Jun 04, 2023
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In response to Steve Marmel.
it's a day ending with 'y'

so, yes
08:33 AM - May 28, 2023
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In response to LaMott Jackson (CG).
also

ground.news a news aggregator and source check rolled into one

take all these with a grain of salt as you won't always agree with their analysis but they'll get you close
01:36 PM - May 10, 2023
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In response to LaMott Jackson (CG).
there's a few sites that analyze news and opinion media i use if i'm unsure about source bias or accuracy or good-faith analysis

- allsides.com/media-bias
- adfontesmedia.com
- mediabiasfactcheck.com/search

Poynter has a decent article discussing use of sites like these:
01:25 PM - May 10, 2023
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In response to jason alexander.
you've achieved immortality

of sorts
12:05 PM - May 10, 2023
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In response to Christopher Bouzy.
why 'collaborative threading'

when 'pod thread' is *right there* 😁
12:00 PM - May 10, 2023
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In response to Ground Control.
i'll gently disagree

opinions on Trump are pretty well set

either CNN won't ask the questions or Trump won't discuss ongoing litigation

any contention only works in Trump's favor

he will beat up on CNN

Trump will own the day's news cycle

and his base will continue to adore him
10:42 AM - May 09, 2023
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In response to Mark Kubert, DC.
then what excuse would we have for getting into arguments over misinterpreted, poorly-written sarcasm?

it's like y'all want to extract the fun out of *everything*

(this is a good idea, for real...would vote for case-swapping characters at random instead of a font change tho)
10:29 AM - May 09, 2023
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In response to Andrea Junker.
nice work, congrats!
06:24 PM - May 05, 2023
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In response to Nancy Morgan.
after watching The Crown and the Harry and Meghan documentary

- yes, the former took some liberties with actual events

i'm really not that interested
05:31 PM - May 05, 2023
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In response to Anonymous.
worth mentioning, as Barr exited the Trump administration after Barrett's confirmation

no need to put up with Trump after the 6th Catholic was seated on the Court

mission accomplished

"[Barr]’s not alone in being tied to that center. Its board includes the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo..."
05:01 PM - May 05, 2023
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In response Me® (The Invisible Spoutan®) 🦐 to their Spout
so many to choose from

one that's always stuck with me, though:
Apocalypse Now intro: The Doors, The End {1979} - YouTube

The opening sequence of Apocalypse Now featuring The Doors "The End"... If you love this movie, you must see "Hearts of Darkness" about how it was made. Trul...

09:44 AM - May 05, 2023
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In response Waterloo Tech News to their Spout
#MayThe4th #StarWars #DadJokes #StarWars

why did Anakin Skywalker never become a Jedi knight or master?

he only passed the Sith grade
01:14 PM - May 04, 2023
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In response Waterloo Tech News to their Spout
#MayThe4th #StarWars #DadJokes #StarWars

what happens when Chewbacca eats Hershey's Kisses?

he turns into a chocolate-chip Wookie
01:10 PM - May 04, 2023
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In response to Robin A.
eh, it's by Jonah Goldberg

who gets it wrong

it was the selection of astroturf Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin as McCain's VP running mate in 2008

that opened the gates to hell
05:37 PM - May 02, 2023
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In response to Martini C.
better lawyers
04:23 PM - May 02, 2023
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In response to JC_🇺🇸.
ok, that's hella funny

thank you
09:51 PM - Apr 28, 2023
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In response to Christopher Bouzy.
so Bluesky is not a social media app

it's a protocol testing utility

noice!
09:50 PM - Apr 28, 2023
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In response to Christopher Bouzy.
i think Bluesky is banking on its Mastodon-like federated approach to social media somehow making harassment less of an issue

i also think they are wrong, as decentralization has its own issues with usability, content moderation, and user safety

good social media can't really be mostly hands-off
05:48 PM - Apr 28, 2023
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In response to Misha Ellison.
i'd go for LeFou

- physically resembles DeSantis
- second fiddle to the real villain of the show
- abused regularly by said villain
- has a mancrush on said villain
- went to burn a Disney castle, got his ass kicked instead
01:19 PM - Apr 28, 2023
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