|duck&cover - 2021-09-07 |
Should've taken Nyquil PM instead.
|Crackersmack - 2021-09-07 |
imho this is actually kinda based
Yeah, pretty awesome reaction to blathering on about an apartheid state being a beacon of light or whatever. Go Joe!
|Binro the Heretic - 2021-09-07 |
STOP ELECTING OLD FUCKS.
For God's sake, I'm only 51 and can barely make it through the day without 4 cups of coffee. I can only imagine myself in another 30 years, constantly hovering on the edge of a coma.
Let's just make 65 the mandatory retirement age for all elected offices. We have mandatory minimums. We can make a maximum.
When I was a kid in social studies class we learned about how part of the downfall of the USSR was that only "old guard" communists ended up being leaders and they just all kept getting older and couldn't keep up with the demands of the job and the changing world. Until Gorbachev they were still the same old guys who survived sitting next to Stalin. If they let in new blood maybe things wouldn't have gotten as extreme and the USSR could have gradually evolved instead of breaking completely.
Is this ringing any bells for anyone? "Don't trust anyone over 30" wasn't a fucking joke.
I forgot to mention we had a special term for this: gerontocracy.
So why support Bernie Sanders, the oldest of the white dudes running?
What a great idea to grade leaders on age alone. What a dazzling utopia we'll see once Madison Cawthorn, Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, or Dan Crenshaw become president.
Ok so 1) you take a reasonable argument and extremize it and add a bunch of assumptions, and 2) lol it's not my fault all your realistic candidates are old farts.
Here in Canada when Trudeau was first running against Harper (2015), the main attack add against Trudeau was basically ageist: "he's just not ready" was the tagline. The dude was FOURTY FOUR YEARS OLD. I have my own complaints about Trudeau but being too young is not on my list.
I looked up the average age of our MPs that year and it was like 55-60 or so. The average age of our senators was way higher like 65+ (but they sit for life so that's at least how it's supposed to work). Average Canadian population was somewhere in the 40s.
it's almost like brutally suppressing any candidates to the left of Reagan for the last 30 something years and also then clearing the bench in the last decade to make sure that nobody got in Hillary's way has had a detrimental effect on the number of young up and coming Democratic candidates
then again, there's Mayo Pete! you like him, right? lookit his beautiful babies that he made by renting an impoverished woman's womb! aren't they adorable? he's totally *not* CIA
Binro the Heretic
I don't support Sanders. I don't support any candidate. I support ideas.
And Sanders was the only one with ideas I could support.
And why should we cut people off at 65?
Because an old fart is just as capable of coming up with good ideas and letting people know about them as any young person, but a young person is more likely to listen to good ideas that come from other people.
|TeenerTot - 2021-09-08 |
I'm sorry...Where exactly is he supposed to be sleeping? I've seen the whole clip of this, and at the end, Biden responds with a cogent sentence that reveals he actually heard the guy.
Is this what PoETV has become?
his hands are even moving through most of it, but when you build your entire personality around contrarianism you gotta find something to bitch about i guess
he's 100% asleep from 0:27 to 0:50 and it's really weird to try to deny this
I love it when at an academic seminar a super old retired prof sits at the front, appears to sleep through the whole talk, then still manages to ask a relevant question at the end.
Maybe devil's advocate: it's probably easy with enough experience to ignore boring speeches and talks and still respond properly because you knew what they were going to say anyways. Political speeches typically aren't the most innovative or complex messages.
Sometimes I close my eyes when listening to someone so I can focus on what they are saying, especially for technical/mathematical/geometric stuff. It helps me visualize.
Maybe he wasn't? But it sure looks like he was. This is funny. You know; ha ha fun times? President tired grandpa?
It's weird to be so into political tribalism that you can't laugh at your own side. It's especially weird to feel this way about the modern democratic party, given their charisma vacuum and the only reason given to vote for them is that they're not as bad as the other guys.
ashtar, you may be right. I do find levity hard to come by these days. If it is just about haha funny, then, OK...doesn't really tickle my funny bone.
Remember when this sort of stuff was presidential news?
Joe will get us back to those times.
|Xenocide - 2021-09-08 |
I wish the video title was actually accurate because that seems like an appropriate level of respect to pay the Israeli PM.
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