plasticmonkey comments

Posted in: Many questions remain after China balloon shot down See in context

--I bet these people argue with their own reflection, too. lol

No, that would be Swalwell.

Wow. What a rejoinder.

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Posted in: Many questions remain after China balloon shot down See in context

Craig Singleton, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said Chinese surveillance balloons have been sighted on numerous occasions over the past five years in different parts of the Pacific, including near sensitive U.S. military installations in Hawaii.

This must be false. The fact is this spy balloon was the first ever to enter US territory. China waited until now because they knew the Biden Crime Syndicate wouldn’t do a thing because of its dirty business in China.

Why don’t you MAGA people just outright say this instead of beating around the bush?

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Posted in: Murakami to publish first new novel in six years See in context

A poor imitator of the American style.

Of a certain American style, specifically one exemplified by Hemingway, Paul Bowles, Richard Yates, and Raymond Carver.

They were all far more interesting though.

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Posted in: Murakami to publish first new novel in six years See in context

The protagonist will be aloof and emotionally detached. The relationships will be superficial, the dialogue banal and humorless.

Fans will meet in a Showa-era watering hole to celebrate the release, and TV networks will cover the event.

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Posted in: Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30-day detention in Romania See in context

Why? Because of the allegations? Or because he’s outspoken?

I figured you’d be a fan of this brand of “masculinity”. Why?

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Posted in: Nikki Haley planning Feb 15 launch for 2024 White House bid See in context

Trump is the best at entertainment, trash talk, and “owning the libs”. GOP voters want pro wrestling, and Trump is the champ. No one else will do.

Black is right. Haley will go nowhere. She doesn’t have enough of that grievance mentality.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over son's excursion during overseas trip See in context

I’ll bet you Kishida Jr didn’t get into Keio the way most of its students do. These top unis (and not only in Japan) accept offspring of bigwigs without much vetting.

Same goes for his being hired at a major trading company.

As for his touted ability to listen, anyone with ears can do that.

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Posted in: 1.27 million protest in France against pension reforms See in context

I am a strong supporter of unions and labor rights, but keeping the retirement age at 62 is just ridiculous. People live longer and working conditions are safer. This isn’t the 1950s anymore. The current system is simply unsustainable.

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

--The GOP would like to stop or prevent many from voting.

Non-Americans, that goes without saying.

Do you have statistics on how many non-Americans voted in 2020 and 2022? I mean, real statistics? Real evidence?

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

--That makes no sense.

Neither do Joe’s policies.

Great rejoinder. You got me there.

elected qualified teachers, elect more conservatives to school boards and DOE.

Huh? Are teachers elected? And I thought you believed in home skooling.

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

--Trump’s basic stupidity and vileness affects the larger world. 

Ha, from the people that tried in vain 7 years to take him down.

That makes no sense.

school choice

= eviscerate public schools in poor neighborhoods.

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

from open borders, to failed liberal policies, massive expanding entitlements, domestic policies leftist policies particularly geopolitical that have been corrosive to our military, defunding our police, to the deficit and inflation, to infrastructure, to rising food costs, to wokeness, to vilifying, male masculinity, to continue pushing racial and gender issues, pushing CRT

This list is all either nonspecific polemic (e.g. "failed liberal policies", "corrosive to our military", "vilifying male masculinity") or simply untrue (e.g. "defunding our police").

Trumpism is a hollow movement without any clear vision beyond a deification of Trump and a desire to own the libs. Most of the conservative principles have been ejected from the GOP.

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

woke liberal socialist progressive politics.

Correction: far left radical Marxist woke liberal socialist progressive politics!

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

I think the people can make that the decision, not the left.

the left are running up a hopeless slippery hill, as it should be with their toxic policies.

As usual the left take things out of context.

The obsessive hate the left has for this guy,

What’s gets me about the left is

if the left wants to waste more time 

"the left" = any non-Republican who opposes Trump

"RINO" = any Republican who opposes Trump

"conservative" = anybody who bends their views and principles for the sake of Trump

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

I’m more angry now and I’m more committed now 

Angry that he lost the last election and angry that his little coup attempt failed.

there are so many people who are angry about what’s happening in Washington.”

Anger. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the GOP. With a side of grievance.

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Posted in: Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling See in context

seems like both him and Joe exonerated Trump.

Anyway, that’s for the courts to decide.

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Posted in: Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling See in context

seems like both him and Joe exonerated Trump.

Yep. The three cases are identical in every way.

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Posted in: Protests against Quran burning held across the Middle East See in context

He asked why “doesn’t the burning of the gays' rainbow flag represent freedom of expression.”

It does, you idiot.

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Posted in: Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attack See in context

Paul is a big guy, why he didn’t swing around or tried holding onto the hammer of trying leaping forward into the cops arms?

I don’t know. Maybe because he’s an old man, more than double the attacker’s age. And maybe he’s not used to being attacked in the middle of the night

Are you suggesting that Paul Pelosi wanted to get hit by a hammer? Or what?

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Posted in: 'The 1619 Project' comes to TV with Oprah-produced docuseries See in context

Slavery is ingrained "in the very structure of our politics, our economic system, our medical systems," Hannah-Jones told . . .

I consider myself to be pretty liberal, but I've come to see the 1619 Project as mostly baloney. Slavery was one of many social, political, and economic dynamics to play a role in the formation of the United States. It has never been a monolithic force, and the argument that racism is universally systemic is intellectually sloppy. The effects of the past still live on, but not in fixed institutional forms.

Read John McWhorter (who is black) on this matter. He proposes that a much bigger problem in America today is classism. The blacks who are killed by white police officers are mostly poor, and if you compare the number of poor blacks who are shot and the number of poor whites who are shot, the numbers are pretty similar. Blacks are more likely to be caught in a cycle of poverty, not because of current institutional racism, but because of the lingering effects of history.

Hannah-Jones said the backlash was "indicative of why the project had to exist in the first place -- that we've all been indoctrinated into these myths about America and we've all been told a history that's not true."

People like Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robin Robin DiAngelo, and Ibram X. Kendi promote a silly orthodoxy about racism that essentially calls anyone who questions their views "racist". You are racist if you don't incorporate black culture into your "own", and you are racist if you do, because then you are trying to culturally appropriate what is not "yours". It's really dumb.

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Posted in: Kishida cautious about same-sex marriage See in context

it could affect the structure of family life

How so?

As there are a variety of views among the public, it is necessary to gain wider understanding through sufficient discussion

= "We don't even want to discuss it. Go away."

Weasel.

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Posted in: Donald Trump reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban See in context

Yeah the NY Times! that won a Pulitzer for their hard hitting reporting on Russia collusion.

Are you dissing the paper that your lord ‘n little savior relied on to make him famous?

You also are missing my point. You just see the words NY Times and you start frothing at the mouth.

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Posted in: Donald Trump reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban See in context

—Right. You know, who hasn’t conned the NY Times 

As if they have any credibility! ROFL

Well, it’s the paper that put Trump on the map. That was my point. Which I thought was obvious.

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Posted in: Donald Trump reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban See in context

—Trump owes ALL his fame to mainstream media and social media, while lambasting them for being “unfair” to him. Especially the NY Times, WaPo, NBC, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Well, all politicians do, good or bad.

Right. You know, who hasn’t conned the NY Times into writing a story that inflated their achievements and worth? And which politician hasn’t had their own reality TV show on NBC that mythologizes them beyond recognition? And who hasn’t used FB to scam feeble-minded voters into donating money and then calling the whole platform biased against themselves? We’re all such hypocrites!

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Posted in: Donald Trump reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban See in context

“FACEBOOK, which has lost Billions of Dollars in value since “deplatforming” your favorite President, me,

What a silly and stupid man.

Trump owes ALL his fame to mainstream media and social media, while lambasting them for being “unfair” to him. Especially the NY Times, WaPo, NBC, Twitter, and Facebook.

By all means, go ahead and spout your self-worshipping and spiteful nonsense on Facebook. You’re a washed up loser anyway.

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Posted in: Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, lawyer says See in context

Cute how liberals think any Trump supporter cares about anything Mike Pence does any more.

As long as he doesn’t go against Trump’s coup attempts. Then they’ll want to hang him.

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Posted in: Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, lawyer says See in context

Nobody will convince MAGA warriors that their “arguments” are utter nonsense. When facts and solid logic are presented, they are swatted away with ROFLs and “because libs say so?”s. Time to close down the thread. The same thing will happen day after day.

Lincolnman’s excellent analogy was spot on, and there has been no legitimate response to it.

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Posted in: Ukraine corruption scandal ousts top officials; U.S. likely to OK sending Abrams tanks See in context

--dozens of Republicans voted in favor of aiding Ukraine, and the GOP has majority smaller than that, so it will pass. 

Hardly…

https://www.axios.com/2022/11/05/marjorie-taylor-greene-ukraine-aid-republicans

There are way more Republicans who disagree with MTG than agree. McCarthy is powerless to stop the aid to Ukraine. And he is powerless to stop MTG and her friends from barking and barking. He’ll go down as one of the least effective House speakers ever.

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Posted in: New shootings rock California as police probe dance hall killings See in context

Already another one in California, San Francisco this time.

Right wing states do not have mass shootings. Because they have family values, aren’t woke, and everyone is packing an AR-15.

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Posted in: FBI finds documents marked classified in search of Biden's home See in context

Everyone in possession of government documents in their home should be held to account. That includes both Republicans and Democrats.

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