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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Thursday compliments, Wheelizens!

I dunno…I think I’d take my chances arguing with LambiePieK -- or even a Karen -- over taunting am enormous freakin’ ‘gator.

The video of the motorcycle rider in Lansing is, um, exceedingly vexing. If that carp continues, at some point, an honest, 2A citizen is going to defend themself against an armed, illegal “roadblock”…which is likely to be a baaaaad flashpoint.

It’s also a pointed reminder that, despite the fact we have an enormous amount of “government”, it cannot -- or will not -- perform it’s most basic constitutional duties.

Not. Good.

BBL

Sven
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Sven

Happy Thursday, GN! What fresh hell awaits us today?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Fatwa -- and when it comes time for budget cuts, the essential services are threatened, never the non-essential.

Sven -- good question. Locally, Mission San Juan Capistrano has moved their statues of Father Junipero Serra to protect them from rage mobs.

Sven
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Sven

Thanks for mentioning the Father Serra move -- that mission is a large part of Mrs Sven’s family history as her ancestors helped build it. Her family is quite protective in that regard.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven and Paddy! This is long but -- IMO -- worth reading. It’s a letter allegedly written by Oriel College, Oxford to the students who are demanding removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes. It is the most erudite, toney and downright British GFY I’ve ever read. I doubt it’s totally legit, but a wonderful rant nonetheless. ======================= Dear Scrotty Students, Cecil Rhodes’s generous bequest has contributed greatly to the comfort and well being of many generations of Oxford students -- a good many of them, dare we say it, better, brighter and more deserving than you. This does… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

I only wish that this were true.

Sven
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Sven

Not very Christian of me, but my response is “Fuck you. You lost.”

“Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today,” said Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and the president of a local activist organization called NDN Collective. “It’s an injustice to actively steal Indigenous people’s land then carve the white faces of the conquerors who committed genocide.”

Fatwa Arbuckle
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If that’s how the game’s played, I could make a compelling case in favor of the Israelis nuking the shit out of much of Europe and vast swaths of Russia.

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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Can we start by listing all of the nations that were not created by conquest? Let’s remember that the Oglala conquered lands long held by the Arikara and by the Cheyenne.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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*Ding*

To the tune of Sonny and Cher’s 1967 hit:

And the grudge goes on, the grudge goes on.
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

Sven
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Sven

It does make me laugh when rioters, especially in Seattle, yell “You’re standing on stolen land” at cops when they are standing two feet away from them.

The bumper sticker, Save the planet, Kill yourself seems most appropriate for many of these people.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Kill yourself seems most appropriate for many of these people.

I’m old enough to remember “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

As a chemist, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

Sven
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Sven

Huh. I didn’t know the Dixie Chicks were still a thing. Actually, I didn’t know they were a thing even when they were supposed to be a thing. But good on them for dropping the “Dixie” from their name. That will sure show them.

I wonder if reparations and penance for white privilege could become something like carbon offsets?

dv8
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Wouldn’t they be the Dixie Crones at this point anyway? It’s been at least 30 years since they were chicks, I’m thinkin’

I do recall them always having been leftist dupes though.