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  • Not tech news but close to home: The conservative Coalition in Australia just committed political suicide. (Sydney Morning Herald)

    The bullshit lockdowns are supported by Labor voters - lefties - but opposed by a strong majority of conservatives. The Liberal Party is about to find out that their voters don't appreciate this rapid swing to fascism.

    Labor voters are just fine with fascism, but aren't going to vote for the Liberal Party anyway.

    I wouldn't mind these useless fucks getting the boot except that the other party is significantly worse on every measure.

    But there is no way I will vote for either of our major parties again. Not that I have ever voted Labor in the first place.


  • Blockchains. Can't live with them, can't nuke 'em from orbit.

    Major crisis at work today because a platform with a ten-figure market cap returns the same bland response for "transient network error, please retry" and "your wallet is empty you idiot".




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Disclaimer: F-word all the things.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:44 AM




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Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 02:52 AM (6dJKT)

2 I wouldn't mind these useless fucks getting the boot except that the other party is significantly worse on every measure.
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The Uniparty is a global thing.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 02:54 AM (Ojki1)

3 There's a cute still of an anime character--a label says "Makoto"--on the ONT, saying "I've come to a point in my life where I need a stronger word than "f***."

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 02:55 AM (6dJKT)

4 3 There's a cute still of an anime character--a label says "Makoto"--on the ONT, saying "I've come to a point in my life where I need a stronger word than "f***."
Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 02:55 AM (6dJKT)

It's from the Persona 3 game I believe. Not sure if he uses the line as that is a game that is in my backlog. ^^U

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 02:56 AM (Ojki1)

5 LOL I just saw the Pixy-disclaimer, which also features the f-word. It's a theme.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 02:59 AM (6dJKT)

6 Haha!

"F-word all the things"

Perfect.

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 31, 2021 03:03 AM (dB4Iz)

7 There's no happy news in the Pixy-post today, I don't think.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:04 AM (6dJKT)

8 There will come a time when you will need an idiot and a maniac to show you how to pump some high velocity hot lead. We're not talking about code here.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 31, 2021 03:04 AM (bCkNL)

9 F this
F that
F all these
F those too
F this thing in particular

Have I got it right?

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 31, 2021 03:05 AM (dB4Iz)

10 I think it's:

F-Up
F-Down
F-Home
F-End

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:06 AM (6dJKT)

11 Amazon tells their delivery drivers to ignore all safety concerns while Ontrac's drivers have to hide in fear from a little rainstorm.

Could we please just get a BALANCE here?

Posted by: soulpile at July 31, 2021 03:06 AM (hiX0r)

12 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2021 03:08 AM (arJlL)

13 >>>a platform with a ten-figure market cap

Let's see, that would be:

N,NNN,NNN,NNN

ka-ching!

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:08 AM (6dJKT)

14 Globalists run both parties in Oz too. Hence the name "globalists."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 03:10 AM (EZebt)

15 Lockdown. Looks like martial law and house arrest to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 31, 2021 03:14 AM (QU5/8)

16 14 Globalists run both parties in Oz too. Hence the name "globalists."
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 03:10 AM (EZebt)

On the other hand, the largest SF school union just came out against mandatory vaccines, so maybe there's hope?

Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze
8h
In the past 24 hours, the national firefighters union, the postal service workers union, the largest public SF school union and the SEIU in Los Angeles all came out against mandatory vaccinations. All endorsed Joe Biden. Have fun!

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:15 AM (6dJKT)

17 "California's biggest state worker union challenges Gavin Newsom's vaccine order"

SacBee

https://tinyurl.com/36ym44n7

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:18 AM (6dJKT)

18 Pixy if your here, looks like Australia is going to go to Marxism before we do. I mean we are well on our way but you guys just jumped into it.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 03:23 AM (Cxk7w)

19 On the other hand, the largest SF school union just came out against mandatory vaccines, so maybe there's hope?
...
Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:15 AM (6dJKT)
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They also just endorsed anti Semitic BDS resolution, so, no, no hope.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 03:24 AM (EZebt)

20 I really do have to work on not using the word "f***ing" in nearly every f***ing sentence. If only because the overuse dilutes its impact.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 03:30 AM (6dJKT)

21 I bought some shit from Home Depot last week; estimated delivery was 2 days ago. Then 1 day. I did score it day+2...

well, at least it was within the same century. *weak happy dance*

FukItAll, but I now have a cordless gasless chainsaw. With it, I scare even me. *looks for hockey masks next*

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 31, 2021 03:42 AM (F0YaR)

22 Another tool I need to get going is my chainsaw, was using it a few times every other day in fall and then it stopped wanting to start.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 03:52 AM (Cxk7w)

23 Blogger on military gaming pointed out all the Russian hits on his blog, another said its all Russian bots looking to break in and look for personal information.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 04:01 AM (Cxk7w)

24 You guys need to create an alternate party from the ground up, post haste. Supporting the lesser evil still advances the cause of evil.

That's been our mistake for too long, it's everyone's. A fascist that promises to step on your face half as hard as the other guy is still a fascist stepping on your face. What is a fascist's promise worth? Less than nothing.

Also avoid the C-word when naming your new party. The low-info types have been brainwashed into reviling conservatives. It's such a damaged brand as to be a complete non-starter.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:04 AM (xNrL5)

25 Yesterday at the Supe, there were NO Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls for the SECOND week in a row.

I think Jimmy Dean has been kidnapped !

Prolly by the Chinese, who want him to reveal the location of the mine where Big John bit the dust.

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2021 04:11 AM (arJlL)

26 If you want to be crazy and bold, I'd suggest naming a party the "Liberal Progressive Party", and define progress as progress towards greater individual freedom, respect for natural rights, and leaner more efficient governments that control less of your choice.

Stealing one of their words will enrage the leftoids and possibly even force them to rebrand to try to differentiate themselves from your hijacking.

Meanwhile, you get the benefit of years and years of brainwashing the low-info types to believe that progress is an axiomatic unalloyed good.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:13 AM (xNrL5)

27 24 You guys need to create an alternate party from the ground up, post haste. Supporting the lesser evil still advances the cause of evil.

Absolutely right. Anyone who's even halfway sane who opposes the major parties gets my support.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:16 AM (MqQvv)

28 Let's put them on the defense, and make them try to explain why yet another flavor of top-down control - humanity's default mode of governance - is going to work this time, despite millenia of dismal failure only broken up by the occasional success of some bottom-up democratic republic here and there.

Let's make them explain why more control is progress, when it's quite clearly regressing towards more primitive, less successful modes of governance.

I'm sick of these fuckers controlling the narrative.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:17 AM (xNrL5)

29 But a third party will split the vote.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 04:18 AM (6dJKT)

30 I just read a Wikipedia article about the slaughter of the communards, a large group of radical French leftists that seized control of Paris and tried to establish a socialist/communist paradise.

Communards.

Posted by: Habitual line walker at July 31, 2021 04:19 AM (3MG/9)

31 Absolutely right. Anyone who's even halfway sane who opposes the major parties gets my support.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:16 AM (MqQvv)

That's about where I'm at, except I'm even willing to tolerate some harmless forms of insanity, as long as they're not authoritarians.

If they believe in UFOs or that the Deep State is run by Reptilians, or that 9/11 was carried out by the Bushes, that's still less insane than doing the same thing we've been doing and expecting a different result.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:20 AM (xNrL5)

32 29 But a third party will split the vote.
Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 04:18 AM (6dJKT)

What have we gained by not splitting the vote?

We got Trump, sure, but his own party blunted his effectiveness from within and conspired with our enemies.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:26 AM (xNrL5)

33
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2021 04:26 AM (DUIap)

34 32 29 But a third party will split the vote.
Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 04:18 AM (6dJKT)

What have we gained by not splitting the vote?

We got Trump, sure, but his own party blunted his effectiveness from within and conspired with our enemies.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:26 AM (xNrL5)

I hear you, but voting for a third party is like taking your ball and going home when the two main parties have all the other balls.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 04:28 AM (6dJKT)

35 29 But a third party will split the vote.
Posted by: m at July 31, 2021 04:18 AM (6dJKT)

Maybe. but some of the people saying that the loudest are the ones who also claim the Repubs care about deficits and rolling back the size of the Fed Govt, and since, what, 98? that has proven to be less than truthful. They backstabbed the guy we put in office to do things and make sure those things could not be done. And now they are pretending again, with the 230 dance since they can dance to "Repeal Obamacare" anymore.

At some point, when you see the game as run is rigged your options are to either keep playing and hoping somehow things will magically break your way or refuse to play by the rules (which the donks have been doing forever). If the Washington Generals that is the Repub party wants to keep throwing the game, well we need to direct them to the dust bin of history, they can take a seat next to the Whig party.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:28 AM (Ojki1)

36 "Amazon's delivery partners routinely tell drivers to ignore safety checks. (CNBC)"

In early June I finally found a website with clothes designed exactly for Me. Even the colors were perfect. Order $400 worth just to get started.

It's almost August now and not a single package has arrived.

I tried to use their tracking#s and it *looks* like they directed me to some download site, which means (I think) that not did they rob me of $400, they want to infect my computer and grab all my personal info.

Frack.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:30 AM (49Exr)

37 In a parliamentary system like Australia's, splitting the vote is less of a problem. Our current federal government is already a coalition, albeit a long-established one.

Make a mess of the Senate. Make it impossible for legislation to get passed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:30 AM (MqQvv)

38 36 "Amazon's delivery partners routinely tell drivers to ignore safety checks. (CNBC)"

In early June I finally found a website with clothes designed exactly for Me. Even the colors were perfect. Order $400 worth just to get started.

It's almost August now and not a single package has arrived.


Yeah, that's the flip side.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:32 AM (MqQvv)

39 Can hardly believe news from South Africa. A nation intentionally abandoning civilization, a nation of savages.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 04:33 AM (EZebt)

40 Make a mess of the Senate. Make it impossible for legislation to get passed.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:30 AM (MqQvv)

In America when that happens, the courts just legislate what the donks want 9 out of 10 times anyway.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:33 AM (Ojki1)

41 "I hear you, but voting for a third party is like taking your ball and going home when the two main parties have all the other balls."

Yah, but Trump had a lot of 1st time voters, right?

Which means there are a ton of kids sitting at home with their ball.

I don't know how to break the GOP Vichy block, whether we should go 3rd party or take over the GOP (actually I think the GOP brand is a cancer now). But I do know we can't keep doing what we have been doling, it's not working.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:33 AM (49Exr)

42 Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:28 AM (Ojki1)

One thing I want to do, if we can ever get sane governance again, is pass an amendment to alter the first past the post system into something that third parties more viable.

I don't want to go down the ranked choice route that Europe so loves, because that's how you get an Empress Merkel despite 2/3 of the country hating her guts.

Instead, I think we should look at post-general runoff elections, for any election where there's no clear majority. This would get rid of the perceived penalty for voting third party, since there's most likely going to be a vote of the top two candidates afterward, and make it harder for a pair of stale, collusive authoritarian cliques to hedge out all competition.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:34 AM (xNrL5)

43
Make it impossible for legislation to get passed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:30 AM


that can be a good thing

something something governs least something something governs best

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2021 04:35 AM (DUIap)

44 IMO a third party splits the vote

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 04:35 AM (Cxk7w)

45 "Yeah, that's the flip side."

I think it's Karma, she hate's me:

"Oh look, Fen finally found clothes he likes. Let's turn that into a scam because fuck you Fen"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:35 AM (49Exr)

46 39 Can hardly believe news from South Africa. A nation intentionally abandoning civilization, a nation of savages.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 04:33 AM (EZebt)

You live in San Fran. The streets with crap on them and people walking out of stores with stolen goods and the cops can't do anything should probably be seen as prologue to what in going on over there.

And yeah, it may have started/grown in SF, but the rest of the US will catch that at some point as well at the rate things are going.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:36 AM (Ojki1)

47 I'm sad about San Francisco. That was my parent's favorite vacation spot. Every year they leave us behind (ha) and spend a week there. The week prior and after, the house echoed with "I left my heart in SF" on the stereo.

I'm glad my father isn't here to see what it's become. It would break his heart.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:39 AM (49Exr)

48 Make it impossible for legislation to get passed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 31, 2021 04:30 AM

"It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -Calvin Coolidge.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:44 AM (xNrL5)

49 Can hardly believe news from South Africa. A nation intentionally abandoning civilization, a nation of savages.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 04:33 AM (EZebt)

It will break into tribes, then it will be colonized by China.

Then everyone who condemns European imperialism will be strangely silent, despite the fact that the Chinese will make even the Belgians look like amateurs playing at monstrosity.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:46 AM (xNrL5)

50 At some point, when you see the game as run is rigged your options are to either keep playing and hoping somehow things will magically break your way or refuse to play by the rules

"I'm not going to play by their rules anymore"

Groundhog Day

Maybe it was a deeper movie than I thought

Posted by: Bruce at July 31, 2021 04:47 AM (vd8XM)

51 At some point, when you see the game as run is rigged your options are to either keep playing and hoping somehow things will magically break your way or refuse to play by the rules

"I'm not going to play by their rules anymore"

Groundhog Day

Maybe it was a deeper movie than I thought
Posted by: Bruce at July 31, 2021 04:47 AM (vd8XM)

Compliance prolongs nightmares.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:48 AM (xNrL5)

52 South Aftica is CRT gone to its full extent

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 04:48 AM (Cxk7w)

53 "Which means there are a ton of kids sitting at home with their ball."

One of several problems to figure out is how we keep from being co-opted by radicals or cucks without having "purity tests" We weren't able to prevent the GOP from platforming grifters that would sell us out. And that's just going to follow us no matter how far we run.

OTOH, might be easier to all register as Dems and sabotage the enemy from within. Because as member of the GOP, all I can count on from them is that they will turn their membership lists over to the enemy LOL

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:48 AM (49Exr)

54 OTOH, might be easier to all register as Dems and sabotage the enemy from within. Because as member of the GOP, all I can count on from them is that they will turn their membership lists over to the enemy LOL
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:48 AM (49Exr)

You sound like my mom. She's been threatening to do that for years.

Any new party we create is going to have to be watchful for grifters and astroturfers. They showed up rather quickly with the Tea Party. As soon as the slick mass produced Taxed Enough Already signs showed up, and the expensive buses rolled in, the corruption of the movement had taken hold.

It never was a tax protest at the start - it began as a stimulus protest - it was about wasteful spending and governmental overreach.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:52 AM (xNrL5)

55 "Compliance prolongs nightmares."

And we lose people to frustration and burn out.

I could have spent the last 20 years focused on the Study of Butterflies instead of this. What do I have for it? I know who the enemy is. And I can see the fence posts going up to trap wild hogs like me. That's something, I guess.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:53 AM (49Exr)

56 52 South Aftica is CRT gone to its full extent
Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 04:48 AM (Cxk7w)

Not yet.

In 10 years when everyone is starving as the people who knew how to work the fields and other business have been driven off and those industries have been fully turned over as reparations to people who don't know to run them as efficiently (if at all) and South Africa looks like 80's Ethiopia of widescale starvation and warlords fighting each other and the population for every scrap of wheat, then it will be to the full extent.

This is just the beginning of Act 2.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:54 AM (Ojki1)

57 I could have spent the last 20 years focused on the Study of Butterflies instead of this. What do I have for it? I know who the enemy is. And I can see the fence posts going up to trap wild hogs like me. That's something, I guess.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:53 AM (49Exr)

Yep.

I have the curse of being more of a thinker than a doer. I think big thoughts and say hefty things, but translating them into action? Fuck if I know how to do that.

God, I miss Breitbart, we need a thousand of him.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 04:54 AM (xNrL5)

58 "They showed up rather quickly with the Tea Party. As soon as the slick mass produced Taxed Enough Already signs showed up, and the expensive buses rolled in, the corruption of the movement had taken hold."

Yah I missed that, it happened so fast. What, over the course 4-8 years? Last I recall the IRS was weaponized against them because they were being so effective, and then suddenly they regarded as "discredited" by my people on the Right.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:56 AM (49Exr)

59 And yeah, it may have started/grown in SF, but the rest of the US will catch that at some point as well at the rate things are going.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 04:36 AM (Ojki1)
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Because of my perch here in the belly of this beast, I have tried to be Cassandra at AoS.

A lot of it is literally incredible. Try to explain to a manager in Nashville the minimum wage is $16.23 and part time workers get 30 paid hours off a year

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 04:58 AM (EZebt)

60 "I have the curse of being more of a thinker than a doer. I think big thoughts and say hefty things, but translating them into action? Fuck if I know how to do that."

You and me both. For most my life I have wondered about two curiosities :
1) how could they let the Roman Empire fall?
2) how could so many Germans become feral?

Now I get to learn about it firsthand. God is a prankster.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:59 AM (49Exr)

61 Bete your right, they still are on their way

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 05:00 AM (Cxk7w)

62 Yah I missed that, it happened so fast. What, over the course 4-8 years? Last I recall the IRS was weaponized against them because they were being so effective, and then suddenly they regarded as "discredited" by my people on the Right.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:56 AM (49Exr)

We were too wrapped up in optimism to notice that our new "allies" were pushing us to the side and redirecting our energy towards establishment goals.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 05:00 AM (xNrL5)

63 Also another 30 hours this year, and another 80 if you get the 'rona.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 05:00 AM (EZebt)

64 Now I get to learn about it firsthand. God is a prankster.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:59 AM (49Exr)

As Mark Twain said, history doesn't repeat, but it often rhymes.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 05:00 AM (xNrL5)

65 "We were too wrapped up in optimism to notice that our new "allies" were pushing us to the side and redirecting our energy towards establishment goals."

Sounds like at least you know what to look for next time?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 05:01 AM (49Exr)

66

NEGROES STOLE OUR DATES!

Posted by: Flounder at July 31, 2021 05:01 AM (q9N3h)

67 Yah I missed that, it happened so fast. What, over the course 4-8 years? Last I recall the IRS was weaponized against them because they were being so effective, and then suddenly they regarded as "discredited" by my people on the Right.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 04:56 AM (49Exr)

Sooner than that. Even the candidates that got elected despite the powers trying to stop them -Including many Repukes (May McStain know no peace in Hell)- went native almost immediately.

Honestly, how many of them today and how they act in office would be the target of the TEA Party if it existed now? My Repuke Congress rep pulled off the mask about as soon as he was sworn in, and Ron Johnson...is a mixed bag. Better of late, but not contesting the Steal isn't the only issue I've had with him.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 05:02 AM (Ojki1)

68
I just saw an intriguing idea: a top of "non confidence vote" for the federal govt. A proposal that somehow (mechanism up to debate) that the states should be able to declare "no confidence" in the federal govt, and force all federal office holders to a new election.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 05:03 AM (Mzdiz)

69 Posted by: Flounder at July 31, 2021 05:01 AM (q9N3h)

You f*cked up, you trusted us.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 05:04 AM (EZebt)

70 A proposal that somehow (mechanism up to debate) that the states should be able to declare "no confidence" in the federal govt, and force all federal office holders to a new election.dig canals.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 05:03 AM (Mzdiz)

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FIFY

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 05:06 AM (EZebt)

71 It's a dream that has no chance of fruition, but imagine Garland winning his Texas suit and Abbott not complying, forcing the Feds to arrange military transport for illegals into the country. It's an image that might start to wake people up.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at July 31, 2021 05:06 AM (oWBc3)

72 Like a Kurt Schlichter novel.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 05:08 AM (EZebt)

73 Perpetual war against Eastasia > Perpetual Chinese flu panic

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2021 05:09 AM (EZebt)

74 68
I just saw an intriguing idea: a top of "non confidence vote" for the federal govt. A proposal that somehow (mechanism up to debate) that the states should be able to declare "no confidence" in the federal govt, and force all federal office holders to a new election.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 05:03 AM (Mzdiz)

And anyone in a management position in any Fed agency of any kind needs to have a 10 yr limit on being in that position. Like the military, you either move up or you need to find a private sector job and see how many of those will let you try to do your own thing despite what it does to the company as a whole.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 05:10 AM (Ojki1)

75 "My Repuke Congress rep pulled off the mask about as soon as he was sworn in, and Ron Johnson"

I really feel like there is some X factor that turns our people.

"Welcome to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts. We have a special treat for you! A rare archeological find that scholars have named 'The Egg'. Yes that's it, just lean over and look into the opening at top, wait for it..."

Something's not right. We have had SO many defections.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 05:11 AM (49Exr)

76 NOOOD!!!!

Posted by: Bruce at July 31, 2021 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

77 I just saw an intriguing idea: a top of "non confidence vote" for the federal govt. A proposal that somehow (mechanism up to debate) that the states should be able to declare "no confidence" in the federal govt, and force all federal office holders to a new election.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 05:03 AM (Mzdiz)

Sounds like someone, somewhere ran into my words and got inspired.

I've been advocating this idea for the past year or so, only slightly different.

Basically, citizens of any democratically elected nation should be able to hold a petition drive that, if successful, will launch a No Confidence vote.

If a majority votes No Confidence, the entire government is vacated, and no incumbent may run in the next election, period.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 31, 2021 05:12 AM (xNrL5)

78 >> If a majority votes No Confidence, the entire government is vacated,

I like that. Vacate the entire federal govt. I'm thinking there should be more than one way to trigger this. States or the people directly, indeed. I'll have to think about this.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 05:21 AM (Mzdiz)

79 The problem is, what is the enforcement mechanism for such a provision?

Posted by: president kg at July 31, 2021 05:31 AM (9npt1)

80 "Vacate the entire federal govt. I'm thinking there should be more than one way to trigger this"

Careful LOL you are about to walk into an NSA algorithm!

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 31, 2021 06:05 AM (49Exr)

81 Idiots and maniacs.

George Carlin made that observation decades ago.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy UT at July 31, 2021 06:24 AM (DTI8p)

82 Pixy; you all better get them out by vote quick before they figure a way to make their rule permanent. (it'll be for your own good if they do of course).

This is what happens when there is no formal rule written down that all have agreed on ARE the rules. Yes it's bad here in the USA and could get worse despite the constitution but they're having a tougher time of it than in the Commonwealths that GB left behind that have no rules about freedom of expression etc.

You just cannot trust some people but you can never know which ones they are until too late.

What has shocked me most about Aus is the willingness of the police to trample all over the human rights of the citizens. (and I've been very surprised at some stuff here also). I expected better of at least some police departments. (large cities excepted as they are more leftist and their police do not have ties to the neighborhoods they patrol)

Posted by: jakee308 at July 31, 2021 06:26 AM (wb4G5)

83 It is going to be interesting to see Federal troops deploy against Texas troops.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy Strongly worded commenter at July 31, 2021 06:38 AM (gpKIi)

84 this is a very good demonstration of true democracy. (which is defined as two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner).

here in the states the lefties would love to do the same. Esp. all those that got vaccinated. They think that somehow WE are the threat but as it turns out the vaccinated are the ones that are spreading the covid now and creating the more infectious mutations. But of course the Media/Gov't organs won't admit that. Although some data is slipping thru.

And some governors are standing up to the media/Gov't and this is good and helped by that piece of paper the left always disdains and mocks. The Constitution.

That page of rules and protections is the reason why people want to come here and not N.Korea or China. And those people hate that so many have that opinion of their countries.

Too bad Aus is striving for a place alongside those other dictatorship/tyrannies.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 31, 2021 06:50 AM (wb4G5)

85 Bans and censorship are for cucks, Pixy.

Posted by: Bans are for cvcks at July 31, 2021 07:20 AM (bRLeV)

86 What has shocked me most about Aus is the willingness of the police to trample all over the human rights of the citizens. (and I've been very surprised at some stuff here also). I expected better of at least some police departments. (large cities excepted as they are more leftist and their police do not have ties to the neighborhoods they patrol)
Posted by: jakee308

Our local sheriff's have been fairly good, refusing to enforce insane dictats

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2021 08:16 AM (U/0zO)

87 >>>What's a dead hobo here and there compared with free delivery?
I wonder if an Amazon delivery thrall has ever dropped dead on someone's porch.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at July 31, 2021 01:32 PM (Mzdiz)

88 As an Australian, I appreciate the "Cold Chisel' references. Thanks.

Posted by: Bruce at July 31, 2021 10:27 PM (5Xrd5)

89 As a Australian I liked it very much your updates are interesting

Posted by: History Marche at August 02, 2021 12:24 PM (dBvkV)

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