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    Loves ponies. Hates phonies. Regina Phalange's Avatar
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    This is intriguing. Local journalism failure is a huge problem. Granted, everything is on fucking fire so it's hard to prioritize, but how are you going to find out if your local mayor/town council is stealing funds if you don't have anyone covering it? Also, I know it's not practical policy and he's very unlikely to get nom, but I like interesting ideas being brought out to be at least discussed. Maybe it'll happen some day, but it'll never happen if no one talks about it.



    Also? Hell yes to this (although I have a problem with the elevation of athletics at colleges and universities... but if it has to exist, it should be for their benefit, not the schools' and NCAA)



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    I'm strangely attracted to him.
    Me too.

    Separately, he has a Fred Rogers likability factor to him, which I think plays well against the current occupant of the White House and just how awful of a person he is.

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    Oh boy you guys are gonna love him even more



    You gotta click on it to see the WHOLE story

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    I just saw that. I love it! I just got an email from this campaign that he just reached the donor requirement to get into the debates!

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    Is he targeting us specifically? All he needs to do is drop a Fori reference and my suspicions will be confirmed.

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    I don't know if this should go in racism or GOP deathwatch, but since it's about Beto and really might affect 2020, I'll put it here.



    and in case Ronna comes into the office tomorrow and blows a gasket



    That's an old school deep dive.

    I know I've ranted a few times about Italian-American stereotypes (most recently re: Green Book) but Irish-American ones get me almost as riled up. To be fair, if some rando had tweeted this, I might have been annoyed but gotten over it. But this is from the GOP directly. Fuck you, GOP. While anti-Irish sentiment is probably at an all time low in the US, it's not fucking 0 and probably never will be. Gentle teasing and tweaking? That's sometimes ok, but you're not a comedy outlet. You're despicable. Make all the Irish are cops and firefighters in the US jokes you want but that's based on those things being the only places Irish immigrants could get jobs 100 years ago. There's a sneering condescension from "real" white people that we Irish-Americans are only good enough when they need us. WASP precludes us descendants of Irish Catholic immigrants. It's nice for the GOP to remind us that we're not worthy too.

    I know the Northeast is almost guaranteed to go completely for a Dem and that's where the biggest numbers of Irish-Americans are, so disrespecting us doesn't hurt Trump's chances, but fuck you. You don't get to take potshots at us as a group to take down one Dem candidate. Calling out his DUI is relatively fine (but we're gonna talk about YOUR party's criminal history too), but this? This is gross. It also seems really fucking short-sighted in things like Maine's senate race. Or governorships. Or to stop bleeding House seats.

    And yes I know it's NOTHING compared to what any black or Jewish or Muslim or Latinx person gets from the GOP. But I'm tired of certain "lesser" nationalities getting shit on either BY PEOPLE WHO AREN'T THOSE THINGS. I'm tired of people being smart enough to know they can't make fun of certain "ethnic" minorities so they go for their favorite white foils. Hey, I see what you're doing and while I'd rather you make a potato or pepperoni joke towards me than burn a cross in someone else's yard, it's still not ok.

    Oh and an extra fuck you to my fellow Irish-Americans who do vote GOP. Who do you think the KKK is gonna go after the blacks and Jews? Number three on their list is Catholics, you dumb fucks.

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    The more I read about Mayor Pete, the more impressed I am.

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    This says what I think about Biden better



    Like, I’ve talked to the guy a little bit, and he *is* as charming and personable as everyone says. But then Anita Hill & his shitty “Indian accents” & caping for racist republicans & a whole bunch of vintage Tough On Crime chest thumping is gonna end in a bitter, ugly mess.

    Take it from me, being universally beloved is rare enough to be its own reward. Failed presidential candidates are abundant and low value.

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    Yeah this election is VERY different than the last one; if he had run the last time he would have fared better. Same with Bernie.

    The field of choices we have this time around is fascinating to me because they are all infinitely more qualified than the GOP Clown Car of the last cycle. Still.. it's getting very crowded and I wish politicians had more awareness and clarity to see when they should sit something out.

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