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Posted in: Opposition parties unite in bid to break LDP's grip on power See in context

The dude that named his party after a Japanese police force that used to crack down on anti-Edo dissent

Yamamoto chose Heiwa Shinsengumi for the specific purpose of beating any right wing parties to the punch. He was trolling. Lots of pie in the sky stuff from Taro, but I love the guy if for no other reason he treats the ruling cabal with the disrespect it deserves. He treats them as the (insert term of choice) they are, experience he gained in Fukushima watching them screw the locals to score the olympics. Dude has more integrity in his waving middle finger than the LDP has in the whole damn party.

hope you were able to buy some yummy bento with your posting earnings

woooo…commies…don’t look at the Greater East Asian Co-prosperity sphere apologists, they are Liberal and Democratic, it says so right there on the posters!

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Posted in: Kishida fills ruling party key posts with Abe allies See in context

itsonlyrocknrollToday  09:49 am JST

Meet the new boss same as the old boss. Maybe worse. 

J Electorate has been fooled again, 

Well maybe, until November?

was going to say, Japanese electorate had no say in this whatsoever. The word that comes to mind is nameru.

if this screwjob isn’t enough to bring out the public, then I guess team Abe’s arrogance is justified

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Posted in: Kishida fills ruling party key posts with Abe allies See in context

Would love to say I’m not surprised, but honestly am.

just really disappointing

guess this answers the puppet question

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Posted in: Drumming up support See in context

Gee, one would think a media organization might be more interested in her experience with “media regulation” than with “rocker chick, yay!”

Was the word biased in “no broadcasting biased information” ever defined?

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Posted in: Biden angers France, EU with new Australia-UK initiative See in context

Guess the Aussies decided diesel boats weren’t gonna cut it anymore?

regarding France/EU, have been trying to come up with some nice thing to say about Biden’s handling of this all morning…

still working on that

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Posted in: Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict See in context

Bass

How? It has nothing to do with China our domestic affairs. 

whoa…

ok, this kinda explains things.

have a good day

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Posted in: Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict See in context

To the 45ists,

General Milley did not “collude” with the Chinese military. He acted to prevent catastrophe based on misunderstanding.

you 45ists are pretty much the only people on planet earth who thought things were “fine in America” between Election Day and inauguration. China had every reason to believe Trump might do something nuts, because he already was doing something nuts. Milley acted to avert a worst case scenario. That’s his job.

by the way, you all seem to be suggesting that Trump would have been perfectly within his rights to initiate hostilities with China on his way out. Isn’t that what Milley was “overriding/overthrowing?” Treason; right?

And Bass, resign? Why, so Trump could appoint someone who would obey him?

You really seem to view that 2.5 months as “politics as usual”

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Posted in: Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict See in context

Bass

Sir, General Milley saved the country by preventing a possible nuclear war. 

Utter nonsense and Milley as with Flynn had no right to go above the head of their commanders in chief in the way that they did.

says who? That you don’t think Trump was acting like an outright psychopath does not mean others, who happen to possess first strike capability, do not.

I agree that General Milley should resign for breaking protocol. Those rules exist for a reason, and are not to be broken without consequence. I say that believing he did the “right”thing and that he is frankly turning out to be the hero of this whole disgraceful episode. We saw this aspect of military life when Captain Crozier lost his command of the Roosevelt, as well as his appeal, for doing right by his crew.

to suggest General Milley committed treason is farcical and serves to further demonstrate the disturbing “worship” of 45 by his flock

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

General Miley may well face UCMJ repercussions

it sure as hell won’t be for “treason”

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

The fact of the matter is, a sitting general doesn’t have the constitutional authority to take it upon himself to override a sitting President

what exactly did he “override?”

he reassured a strategic rival who possesses potential preemptive 1st strike capability

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

To have this guy call up his Chinese counterpart into warn him is nothing short of treason.

Trump at least at present is not America, Bass.

here’s hoping you don’t wake up one morning to realize he has become so

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

Lost in all this is the reality that a 4 Star General appointed Joint Chiefs chair by Trump himself would come to the conclusion that such phone calls were necessary…

I somehow suspect y’all don’t have a reasonable answer to that

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

Yup, at least for now Trump is not actually America.

apparently that is unsatisfactory to some here.

long live the king

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

Hey Noidall, Gaslighting don’t work all that well when the other side knows they’re being gaslit.

you believe going behind the presidents back is patriotism.

Treason is a crime against America, Noidall

Trump at least for now is not America

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

"General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay," Milley told Li in the October call, Woodward and Costa writes

"We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you," Milley said.

"We are 100 percent steady. Everything's fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes," Milley told Li, according to the book.

explain how any of these words are treason against America

America, not Trump.

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Posted in: Dubious of Trump's sanity, U.S. general secretly called China: book See in context

Treason?

well, yes if you use Trump’s “I am America” definition maybe it is…

long live the king. All who stand against the king are traitors.

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Posted in: Blinken tells irate Congress the U.S. was ready on Afghanistan See in context

Yes, we get it. It is W’s fault, Hussein Obama’s fault and Biden’s fault.

everyone except His royal worshipfulness is to blame.

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Posted in: Blinken tells irate Congress the U.S. was ready on Afghanistan See in context

didn’t I never said I did, I’m asking you based on that rant How does that relate or how does it help save Biden from his disastrous pull out, how is that going to help his plummeting poll numbers?

lincolman’s post is a “rant” only to the deliberately blind

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Posted in: Blinken tells irate Congress the U.S. was ready on Afghanistan See in context

When Trump started US/Taliban negotiations without the “legitimate” Afghan government he told everyone with eyes and ears that the US assumes a Taliban takeover as imminent and inevitable.

and the we wonder why they didn’t “stand and fight” for “their” country

and why we were so unprepared for so sudden a collapse

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Posted in: Blinken tells irate Congress the U.S. was ready on Afghanistan See in context

And to continue beating this dead horse, it was not Joe Biden who legitimized the Taliban in the eyes of the Afghan population as well as anyone else paying attention.

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Posted in: Blinken tells irate Congress the U.S. was ready on Afghanistan See in context

20 years and 3 days ago I stood on East 43rd Street in Midtown and watched Flight 11 scream down the West Side Highway. I enthusiastically supported the invasion and was sickened by the optics of Biden’s withdrawal 20 years later.

that said, I really don’t know that this could have been done “neatly.” Political and Military realities of withdrawal could not be reconciled. All of the strategies to prepare militarily would have undermined the political objective which was to leave a 20 year war and also leave a viable functional Afghanistan.

whooping the Taliban, assuming it could be done, requires not ending the war, folks…

similarly, preemptively getting all of or people, civilian and. Military along with Afghans who worked with us, out of the country before formal turn over, undermines the Afghan government for obvious reasons.

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Posted in: Florida governor threatens cities with fines for vaccine mandates See in context

We are not going to let people be fired because of a vaccine mandate," DeSantis said at a news conference outside Gainesville. “You don’t just cast aside people who have been serving faithfully over this issue, over what is basically a personal choice on their individual health."

aka, Vaccinated folks who who don’t want to risk associating with those who refuse are free to quit…

why is it only the workplace rights of those who refuse, who coincidentally tend to vote a certain way, that matter?

im not comfortable with Vax mandates tbh, but his logic on this is crap

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Posted in: U.S. marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 See in context

On 9/11 we were all United as Americans; 20 years later, we’re divided by stupid stuff like crt and defunding the police. The pandemic’s a mess, crime and homelessness are rampant. And most importantly, Americans are willing to trade in more freedoms for “safety”. Thank you to Trump for saying what needs to be said. Biden has brought a grey cloud over the 20th anniversary. And to make things worse, some Americans hate Trump but love Ilan Omar who simply said “something happened” 20 years ago. Joe is sooo delusional if he thinks America’s back and that he’s the one to unite us.

yup, and your side of course has nothing whatsoever to do with that breakdown in unity…

if recent Joe is indicative, think you need to change that to was delusional.

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Posted in: Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated See in context

That’s not leadership- that’s dictatorship.

so the Libertarian position is that Vax mandates are dictatorship but State sponsored Narc programs are legit?

gotcha

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Posted in: Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated See in context

to those howling in outrage, this is how McConnell has been doing our side for years now. Sucks, don’t it?

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Posted in: Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated See in context

Y’all can thank the Texas GOP for the new improved “gloves off” Biden Presidency…

not gonna lie, I’m not totally comfortable with this, but hey, when your negotiating partners are Abbot and DeSantis, guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Posted in: Justice Dept sues Texas over state's new abortion law See in context

Nothing could be further from the truth. Forcing a women to take responsibility for her own sexuality and decisions is not hypocritical. You don’t get to have sex and avoid it’s consequences. 

I anxiously await the Texas law mandating 1 month in jail per missed child support payment, with multi-year sentences for guys who “knock up and run.”That sex and consequences thing has to apply to guys, too.

That still doesn’t deal with the state sponsored Narc aspect

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Posted in: Blinken to Taliban: Any legitimacy 'will have to be earned' See in context

All the big ideas about what Biden should have done would have led to either the continuation of the war or an open admission that the US knew the Afghan government was finished and just didn’t care. (Nothing says “we believe in you” like evacuating all personnel, destroying equipment and whisking away any Afghan who ever helped us before pulling the military out)

why did the Afghan government fall in 11 days? Quit pretending 45 played no role in that. He did. It’s not all on him, but it is he; not Biden, who legitimized the Taliban by negotiating directly with them without the Afghan Government.

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Posted in: Statue of Robert E Lee comes down in Virginia capital See in context

I wish this wasn’t happening. I worry about blowback.

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Posted in: Statue of Robert E Lee comes down in Virginia capital See in context

Youre making an apples and oranges argument. Like I said, doesn’t matter of the left try to silence opposing viewpoints, the fact remains this will in some shape or form will have tragic results, that’s a fact.

same answer you gave me yesterday regarding exchanging the word abortion with homophobia regarding the Texas paid snitch law.

no, Bass it is not an apples to oranges argument.

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