Recent content by Bartholen

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    Texas Slated To 100% Reopen Next Week. We're All Gonna Die.

    Man, republicans really are all copypastes of each other. Make no attempt to address any of the claims in the quote I posted, attempt a single-line gotcha that relies on extremely personal views and walk away feeling like you've accomplished something. And then respond to other posts with the...
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    Texas Slated To 100% Reopen Next Week. We're All Gonna Die.

    It all makes perfect sense with this one quote:
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    Texas Slated To 100% Reopen Next Week. We're All Gonna Die.

    Stuff like this is why I firmly believe that republicans are against, and anathema to, all life. Not just to themselves, or the people around them, or even to every plant and animal in their state, but to every living organism across the globe. They are the eldritch lovecraftian horror from...
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    Rush Limbaugh finally dead!

    Trump's (hopefully only) term in office should really have shot this kind of enlightened centrist thinking in the head, burned it, and buried it in the Mariana Trench. He made everything worse, including possibly the most historically colossal fuck-up of any US president ever with the...
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    Rush Limbaugh finally dead!

    To have some consolation, he died well below the average male life expectancy, so there's that. Having given this some thought, I've come to think that the whole "don't speak ill of the dead" thing might be utter and complete, and actually harmful, bullshit. If we start whitewashing the legacy...
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    The Stuff removed / changed / pulled relating to Trump

    It also vastly reduces the information's reach and availability, and therefore reduces the amount of people who end up being radicalized by it. You think ISIS would've gotten to where they were without being allowed on massive platforms like Facebook and Youtube? As we've seen, the people who...
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    The Stuff removed / changed / pulled relating to Trump

    I'm seriously tired of this "REEEEEE" victim complex bullshit by republicunts. We've had the most concrete and thorough real-life demonstration of bullshit peddled on the internet leading directly to tangible, real-life harm with this coup (barring the rohingya genocide, which people already...
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    Election results discussion thread (and sadly the inevitable aftermath)

    Jesus, again with this? This is literally the Sideshow Bob defense: A failed fascist coup doesn't become not a fascist coup because it failed. If I spray the front of your house with bullets while you happen to be in the basement, am I off the hook because my murder attempt had literally zero...
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    Supporters of trump storm congress.

    Houseman, can you tell us how you're not a fascist when you're literally posting comics from Stonetoss, a widely known holocaust denier, white supremacist, homophobe and antisemite? NONONONONO, stop right there! You don't get to ask us to tell how you are, it's on you to tell us how you're not one.
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    Supporters of trump storm congress.

    It's not an extraordinary claim when Trump has been agitating for this for months and "stop the steal" has not only become essentially the Trump horde's mantra, but was shouted by dozens of people invading the building. And saying "it could have been worse" is like saying a bear only scratched...
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    Election results discussion thread (and sadly the inevitable aftermath)

    I wanted to link the over 9000 image, but couldn't find one on sites the Escapist allows to be embedded.
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    Election results discussion thread (and sadly the inevitable aftermath)

    WE'RE REACHING LEVELS OF GASLIGHTING THAT SHOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE!!!!!
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    Supporters of trump storm congress.

    BULL. SHIT. First it was the KKK. Then it was "states' rights" and segregation. Then it was fundamentalist christians. Then it was the Tea Party. Then the Birther movement. And now it's the Proud Boys and their ilk. Republicans have been encouraging, enabling and relying on the votes of...
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    Supporters of trump storm congress.

    Lest we forget, Facebook('s unwillingness to moderate content) played a central role in an actual genocide. So yes, social media indeed does drive division and cause harm, and nowhere has this been more apparent than in the recent election. 2012 was a preview, 2016 was the full demonstration...
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    Supporters of trump storm congress.

    So in the middle of a historically unprecedented terrorist uprising I'm supposed to be focusing on a single person who, I remind you, got shot invading the capitol building? What even is this line of logic? Oops, I forgot, there is no line of logic when talking to you people. It's more like...