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Title: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 09, 2016, 12:29 am
I...

I am scared.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 09, 2016, 12:30 am
Fuck


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Zach on November 09, 2016, 12:31 am
It's just a prank, broworld!


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: EFHRK on November 09, 2016, 12:33 am
america fucking sucks


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Skeletonic on November 09, 2016, 12:49 am
please kill all of us


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 09, 2016, 12:55 am
They may yet.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on November 09, 2016, 02:21 am
america is some dumb shitty garbage and i wouldn't recommend it

0.5/5


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Metsfan on November 09, 2016, 02:50 am
We can only save the world from ourselves so many times.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Jacob on November 09, 2016, 03:32 am
I'm really drunk


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Shamus on November 09, 2016, 03:59 am
Jesus America. Just fuck. Shit.

God DAMN it. Why.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Illiterati on November 09, 2016, 05:40 am
EMAILS


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Illiterati on November 09, 2016, 05:48 am
time for america's genuine leftists to start the revolution


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Eraser on November 09, 2016, 05:56 am
WHITE MALE HOLOCAUST 2016


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Shamus on November 09, 2016, 06:46 am
America fuck, you literally had one job. One job.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: RummyLu on November 09, 2016, 09:03 am
:(


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Kybard on November 09, 2016, 09:19 am
time for america's genuine leftists to start the revolution

the revolution is already here, it is the same revolution we will always ever have, it is the revolution of angry white people who do not know why they are angry or what they are angry at but are sure as hell angry and ready to take it out on anything that does not resemble them, ready for the vaguest notion of "change" as long as it means being coddled to and told that their paranoia and xenophobia are legitimate and deserve a response

I hate this country, but mostly I hate people -- all people -- all of us myopic, short-sighted, ignorant shitheels incapable of empathy in more than the faintest bursts, incapable of gathering up against anything except the notion of "the other" and incapable of fighting for anything aside from empty rhetorical swings for "change" and "hope" and disrupting the status quo without any consideration for what the status quo is or means for people who are not them or holy fucking shit even for people who are them

or the people who vote on a single issue because they are so selfish, so single- and self-minded, that they cannot see and cannot care about the tremendous damage they do to others and to themselves

or the supposedly more right-minded people who still want to tell me "everyone's upset now but no one will care in a week, life will go on" because they live in a narrow slice of world where that's mostly true (even though it isn't, not really, privilege only insulates you from awareness, not from the effects of the reality on the other side of the insulation) and cannot for a moment imagine themselves under any of the various different circumstances where that will be shatteringly untrue

mostly I'm just very very very sad and a little angry, and I am ashamed and embarrassed to live here


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: dustbuster on November 09, 2016, 11:35 am
"Three times he asked. At one point 'If we have them, why can't we use them?' He asked three times in an hour briefing 'Why can't we use nuclear weapons?'." (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/donald-trump-asked-why-us-cant-use-nuclear-weapons-if-he-becomes/)

Good luck everybody.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Lukeington on November 09, 2016, 11:52 am
WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Mr Gale on November 09, 2016, 12:22 pm
smdh at america


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: laktose on November 09, 2016, 12:55 pm
I am also shaking my dick hard at America, too, as well


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on November 09, 2016, 01:02 pm
Welcome to the Brexitian world of insane populism, America.

Also:
Aberdeenshire business owner wins presidential election (http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/news)




Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on November 09, 2016, 07:50 pm
ready for the vaguest notion of "change" as long as it means being coddled to and told that their paranoia and xenophobia are legitimate and deserve a response


I think it's quite the opposite, a resistance to the vaguest notion of change. Coal miners don't want to hear that they might do better if they learned a new job, they want to be able to keep digging coal out of the ground no matter how empty the mine is. It's not begging for change, it's denying that the world around you has changed and you haven't kept up.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: 88FingersLouie on November 09, 2016, 08:23 pm
I feel like Charlton Heston washing up on the beach at the end of Planet of the Apes.

They finally fucking did it.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Kybard on November 10, 2016, 08:37 am
I think it's quite the opposite, a resistance to the vaguest notion of change. Coal miners don't want to hear that they might do better if they learned a new job, they want to be able to keep digging coal out of the ground no matter how empty the mine is. It's not begging for change, it's denying that the world around you has changed and you haven't kept up.

sure ok

it can be both: fear of change/progress + desire for change/regression


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Karlski on November 10, 2016, 06:36 pm
The polling numbers don't match up with what you guys are saying. Trump didn't energise some kind of deeply angry otherwise-silent base. He got marginally fewer popular votes than Romney in 2012 - so, accounting for population growth, he lost a couple percent of the Republican base. The thing is, Clinton lost a massive chunk of the Dems base.

Now, what you put that down to is another question and I'll bet a crisp new pineapple it's a combination of things. Maybe some of the democratic party base bought into the emails bullshit. Definitely Hillary's ground game was inept (Bernie won Michigan and you didn't campaign there at all?!), defo the energised millennial demo' was pissed at how the Dems screwed Bernie over.

I will point out that you see a similar age group breakdown as Brexit, which is interesting since you'd have to be, what, 40? to have a personal memory of the previous Clinton administration. So what're the odds that a decent chunk of older Dem voters saw a Clinton and went "oh no, not again"?

It's probably just 'cause she's a woman tho.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: pingollum on November 10, 2016, 07:26 pm
you guys i'm sorry it was all my fault

i suck at watching stuff whenever i watch my team play any sports they lose and i was really intent on watching your elections, i don't even know why, i was positive it was an easy win

i'm so so sorry THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Skeletonic on November 10, 2016, 09:51 pm
The polling numbers don't match up with what you guys are saying. Trump didn't energise some kind of deeply angry otherwise-silent base. He got marginally fewer popular votes than Romney in 2012 - so, accounting for population growth, he lost a couple percent of the Republican base. The thing is, Clinton lost a massive chunk of the Dems base.

Now, what you put that down to is another question and I'll bet a crisp new pineapple it's a combination of things. Maybe some of the democratic party base bought into the emails bullshit. Definitely Hillary's ground game was inept (Bernie won Michigan and you didn't campaign there at all?!), defo the energised millennial demo' was pissed at how the Dems screwed Bernie over.

I will point out that you see a similar age group breakdown as Brexit, which is interesting since you'd have to be, what, 40? to have a personal memory of the previous Clinton administration. So what're the odds that a decent chunk of older Dem voters saw a Clinton and went "oh no, not again"?

It's probably just 'cause she's a woman tho.

I agree with several of these points, especially the effect of distancing Bernie votes, especially after the DNC email leak. Emails in general didn't do Hillary any favors, especially attracting any of the invisible centrists she kept targeting. The Dems did a bad job of speaking to THEIR base the same way Trump spoke to his. Nothing he said was that radically different than the typical GOP message, it just wasn't sugar coated or code-worded. The Dems didn't do enough to get more latinos out to vote (other than "that wall tho, and Trump racism!"). While definitely off-putting, that's a case of "this is why you don't vote for Trump" and not a case of "what am I going to do for you and why should you vote for me". Same thing with the black vote--and, personally, I think a lot of women, as well. Dems were presenting status quo, and the best message they had was highlighting how awful Trump is which isn't something that needed highlighting. The man is an orange highlighter.

So, ultimately, the Dems took a lot of their base for granted and didn't get enough people to get out there and actually vote, and that's why we have a Trump presidency and a House and Senate Republican majority (and soon the SCOTUS).

So don't get mad at the Trump votes. I mean, do, because fuck you guys really, but those people were going to vote whether it was Kasich or Jeb or Zodiac or a slice of warm toast in a white collar shirt.

Get mad at the 49% of registered voters who didn't show up. Get mad at the clowns who threw their votes away for write-in jokes. Get mad at yourself for not doing more in your community to encourage your peers to vote. Because if you're angry, those people who didn't vote ARE your peers. That's what the numbers show.

I know, next election, I'm going to do a lot more. Volunteer, and push for a better tomorrow. That's the only thing we can do. If we learn nothing else from this election, it's that the only thing standing in the way of a backslide into 1950s hell America is about 2% more of Americans giving a shit.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: nameinuse2 on November 11, 2016, 03:56 am
I know, next election, I'm going to do a lot more. Volunteer, and push for a better tomorrow. That's the only thing we can do. If we learn nothing else from this election, it's that the only thing standing in the way of a backslide into 1950s hell America is about 2% more of Americans giving a shit.

That's great, but do all that stuff well before the next election, because even the concept of the "next election" is up for grabs at this point. It sounds hyperbolic, but what the fuck hasn't been hyperbolic about any of this?


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: nameinuse2 on November 11, 2016, 04:29 am
Also, before you do any of that stuff, encrypt encrypt encrypt fwiw.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 11, 2016, 07:56 am
Donald Trump is a fuck and America can eat my butt and all of its contents


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on November 11, 2016, 03:20 pm
Get mad at the 49% of registered voters who didn't show up.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/wibster/Tribute%20-%20Kraftwerk_zpsptxz4uyw.jpg)


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Chez San on November 11, 2016, 05:52 pm
Donald Trump has the concentration span of a fruit fly and I'll be amazed if he hasn't quit out of boredom by Christmas 2017


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: CatAstrophe on November 11, 2016, 05:53 pm
I agree with Karlski and Skeletonic and fucking kill me.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: CatAstrophe on November 11, 2016, 06:18 pm
No wait, I'm not done.

I honestly have no fucking faith liberals and Democrats are going to fix their heaping piles of shit. I don't give a flying fuck about Clinton or Sanders at this point anymore, but the DNC did everything in their power to make them, with their various strengths and weaknesses, the worst candidates they've run in a while. 2008 Clinton was more exciting than 2016 Clinton and the DNC did everything they could to railroad Sanders.

Then you have Clinton diehards blaming Sanders for having run a campaign against her... like he was somehow supposed to fight for the nomination without ever saying a negative thing about her. Guess what? The McCain campaign used shit Clinton said about Obama in 2008 against him, stop being so fucking precious. I get it, misogyny fucking sucks but misogynists aren't going to stop being misogynists just because you tell them they are being naughty. Do something about it. Choose the right fucking candidate or make her more exciting. Same thing, with the whole "don't blame me, Trump voters are the bad ones." Shut the fuck up, Trump voters are not going to fix our shit. Same goes for the Bernie supporters. If you want to make the point about messed up of a campaign the DNC ran saying "If only it was Bernie..." isn't going to change shit. I don't even fully believe he could have pulled it off under this same organization if he somehow had the nomination but everything else remained intact (which would never have happened, but still) because of the sheer level of incompetence.

I was told Clinton had a great ground game so I just trusted because reading about the day to day ongoings of candidate I'm barely even lukewarm on is not my favorite past time, but holy shit, she never went to Michigan? The place where Sanders upset her? Don't ever tell me Clinton is some sort of political mastermind again. Brilliant at policy, intelligent, qualified, etc.? Ok, yes. But someone fucking failed her badly in this arena.

I hope Clinton disappears and I hope Sanders sticks around only to raise up and guide some progressive politicians, preferably not white men from the northeast.

And with all of this, I have never felt more compelled (well, I can't say I ever felt compelled before) to register Democrat in my life. Because Republicans managed to rebirth themselves under the shitshow that previously had that name, even if accidentally, so if we're stuck with the Democratic Party as our furthest left party I should probably stop complaining, get off my ass, and do something about it.



Now you can kill me.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: codespyder on November 13, 2016, 06:20 pm
what did i miss


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Lukeington on November 23, 2016, 11:27 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorJ4cClLU4


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 24, 2016, 01:02 am
That is fucking amazing!


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2017, 12:49 pm
Uggghhh


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Chez San on January 20, 2017, 03:53 pm
During the prayer before lunch, the BBC News subtitle bot printed out "In the name of the Father, The Son, And the Holy Spirit - Ahmed" which coaxed a rusty hoot of laughter from my despairing lungs


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2017, 07:39 pm
My best advice to all of you right now is to buy up any land for sale in Nova Scotia or The Yukon because in about 50 years or so that shit is going to go from tundra to breadbasket and you'll all become wealthy land owners.  If you want to play even hard odds, look at islands in the southern hemisphere that won't likely be immediately desecrated by nuclear fallout.  For the biggest spenders, build a bunker at least 200 meters inside a mountain and within drilling distance of an underground tributary. 


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Lukeington on January 20, 2017, 11:58 pm
Please don't, we're good.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: ShakeyPapers on January 21, 2017, 10:22 pm
Tundra? Nova Scotia is parallel with Maine and most of the border states reach further north than we do. You guys must keep all your maps in your voting booths.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Chez San on January 22, 2017, 05:19 am
BLAM


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: evilspud on January 22, 2017, 08:13 am
FINE.  Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut.  Although Canada in general will become a lot more fertile.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: nameinuse2 on January 26, 2017, 04:38 am
Holy shit when you put it like this (http://harpers.org/blog/2017/01/weekly-review-2/) it all seems a bit surreal don't it wot?


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: fermun on January 26, 2017, 11:15 pm
How is that a week in review? That only goes through the 2nd day. There are 5 days of horror missing.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Chez San on January 29, 2017, 01:31 pm
Day 9 and the Executive is already issuing back-of-a-napkin illegal edicts. Leaks from White House staff describing Trump's behaviour are comparable with stories from the final days of Hitler's bunker. He's barely got started and protest records have been broken twice. Pence is reportedly just waiting for him to fall apart. Sean Sphincter tweets his password twice then unironically retweets an Onion article comparing him to Goebbels. Bannon obviously running things now but for how long? They all look on the verge of serious debilitating illnesses. They're all blatantly, luminously mad.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Chez San on January 29, 2017, 01:39 pm
It sounds a lot like the major obstacle to an efficient fascist domination of the USA is Trump himself

https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: nameinuse2 on January 30, 2017, 04:03 am
Dispatches from tinfoilhatistan: join (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/big-data-cambridge-analytica-brexit-trump) the (https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/26/trump-order-strips-privacy-rights-from-non-u-s-citizens-could-nix-eu-us-data-flows/) dots (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/fear-materialized-border-agents-demand-social-media-data-americans) here and spot the Bannon.

Is it just me or has Turmp's shade of orange become way more pale over the last week?


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Skeletonic on January 30, 2017, 04:38 pm
a paler shade of orange is my least favorite procol harum song


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Metsfan on February 12, 2017, 08:19 pm
Went to a Trump country club restaurant thing for my birthday (family thing that I couldn't turn down) and it's the first time Ive ever had to send food back in my life, twice. The steak was burnt to shit and the salad was just oil smh. Good booze though.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: spaceboy on February 15, 2017, 10:03 am
I can't help but enjoy the schadenfreude as the Trump administration implodes.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on February 15, 2017, 04:37 pm
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/wibster/Smug_zpsxurzwrgz.jpg)


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 01, 2017, 01:14 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on April 02, 2017, 12:06 am
Yeah, that's about right...


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 19, 2017, 02:59 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on June 01, 2017, 03:35 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on June 02, 2017, 01:33 am
Fuuuuuuuuck Yoooooouuuuu, Orange Baboon! There are other fucking people on this planet.

Fuck.
Fuckity fuck fuck.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on August 17, 2017, 03:10 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 17, 2017, 11:31 pm
This is the truth CNN is to afraid to show.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: du_Man on August 18, 2017, 05:49 am
Geez that urine is insanely radioactive.

Perhaps this information will help unlock the mystery of the hair...


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on August 22, 2017, 09:14 am

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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on August 26, 2017, 02:41 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Wibblewobble on September 19, 2017, 01:24 pm
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Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: BSam on September 22, 2017, 03:24 am
are you ok


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: comic on October 23, 2017, 07:23 pm
You know the US has become insane today when:

The answer to endless wars is more wars.

The answer to the police state is more tyranny.

The answer to a dead economy is starting a trade war.

The answer to regulations is more laws.

The answer to endless debt is more debt.


Title: Re: Holy SHit, USA, what are you doing?
Post by: Author on October 23, 2017, 07:46 pm
that's what i'm saying!