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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Canadians can soon apply for passports with an "X" gender designation.

    Wolverine was Canadian.

  • Bee Tagger||

    *is

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Spoiler alert.

  • Rat on a train||

    X = female, Y = male

  • ||

    Hello.

    Trudeau is such an asshole.

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    I don't think an X for gender is a smart thing if you are going to one of those queer hating middle east countries.

  • ||

    Also, I wish them the best of luck with their body cavity searches with the most man-handed of security officials in any of the other anti-terrorist or anti-drug countries.

  • CE||

    How do they decide who gets to grope them at the TSA checkpoints?

  • Zeb||

    This is all getting so weird.

    I wonder if there is lots of factional infighting among transgender advocates about whether gender is fixed, but sometimes not aligned with sex and those who see more of a gender-fluid spectrum?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    There's a lot of infighting over it in literature last I saw.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Australia's Sex Party has been rebranded the Reason party.

    I heard a few Reason members like to go down under.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It is known, ladies.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    This is why there are no unsatisfied female libertarians.

  • Anomalous||

    I sense ENB had something to do with this.

  • Aloysious||

    I heard a few Reason members like to go down under.

    Only after a few cocktails.

  • Rebel Scum||

    I heard a few Reason members like to go down under.

    Open every courtship with a woman by stating you would like to give her an Australian kiss.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Uh, Australians kiss by punching each other in the face. It is known.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Australian Kiss: Get pissed. Set up in 69 position. Chunder on each other's genitalia. (Then punch each other in the face)

  • CE||

    Check your Northern Hemisphere privilege, pal. When you live in Australia the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia and China are on the bottom of the globe.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    California is seeking approval for a new lethal injection method for death penalty cases.

    It's guacamole based.

  • Rat on a train||

    "Die on organic poison gas..."

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    I imagine on the wall outside the death chamber is a sign warning that the state of California has determined that the room contains chemicals that may or may not cause cancer in laboratory animals.

  • Overt||

    California is a blue state by about 10%, but that means there are still 40% of conservatives. But a significant amount of that 60% majority is not your classic Berkley Liberal. It was African Americans who helped elect Obama in 2008 while ALSO voting in the Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment. And California loves them some Police Unions, who also love them some Death Penalty.

    It would be interesting to see the dynamics of Blue Collar vs Liberal Elite vs Entrenched Unions if I didn't have to put up with the shit.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Do you mean to imply that a two-party stranglehold on electoral politics fails to accurately account for the breadth of combinations of human beliefs? Unpossible!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    My guess is that having strict win/lose votes over a population of millions of people is inherently flawed.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Most capital punishment victims are African-Am.
    Therefore, Californians are all White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi, KKK, alt-right murderers.

    However, staying true to principles, the new death gas will not be produced by Monsanto.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Leftists like keeping the option of lining people up against walls.

  • Mike Laursen||

    I honestly thought we Californians had done away with the death penalty in a recent election. Guess I'm mis-remembering.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army is claiming responsibility.

    Multiple bell-related injuries reported.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Violence has erupted in Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, as Muslim militants staged a coordinated Friday attack on 30 police posts and an army base.

    Whose statues were they trying to get taken down?

  • Adans smith||

    I never trusted those dam bell ringers.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Oddly, statues of Stonewall Jackson, but a completely different Stonewall Jackson that they made up.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    So no more Friday Funnies then? Sad.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Picture, if you will, a group at the base of Mount Rushmore gawking breathlessly at the faces carved in the rock. But instead of admiring the national monument, they are protesters demanding the entire rock face be dynamited into a bust of the left's most venerated symbol: Rosie O'Donnell (who has just revealed she was actually born in Guatemala to Muslim converts). An outraged President Trump leads a goosestepping Nazi army of his aides and cabinet members (Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn, Steve Mnuchin) to rough up these peace-loving protesters. But Trump and his white supremacists are stopped dead in their tracks as the anti-fascist protesters have managed to get a local ordinance passed banning all wrong speech. Meanwhile the DNC has unveiled its plan to revitalize the economy and start winning elections again: Cash for Clunkers 2.0.

  • Jerryskids||

    You lost me at the end there with the Cash for Clunkers 2.0 - what does a Bernie Sanders PAC have to do with this?

  • Adans smith||

    + 1 submitted for our approval.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "a goosestepping Nazi army of his aides and cabinet members (Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn, Steve Mnuchin)"

    Sounds like a Tarantino movie. Which one is the Bear (or bare) Jew?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I just assume Kushner is Jewish.

  • CE||

    No mention of the "historic" category 2 storm approaching Texas either. The Washington Post is ranting about it.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Not sad, my friend. Not a sad development at all.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The US has spent $2 billion on the reckless hope teens won't have sex

    Between 1982 and 2017, Congress spent over $2 billion on programs which teach teens that the best way to address their desire to have sex is to wait until they get married, according to a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

    Absurd.

    But the report highlights a few shortcomings in the AOUM approach. Scientific evidence shows the approach doesn't actually delay teens having sex, or engaging in risky sexual behaviors. The programs also sometimes provide misleading or inaccurate information about contraceptive effectiveness and sex itself.

    There are other important reasons to teach kids about sex and the issues around it, like educating them about consent, LBGT rights, and sexual violence. One in five women reported being sexually assaulted during college, a 2015 national report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center found.

    Maybe schools shouldn't talk to students about sex at all, how about that?

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    One in five women reported being sexually assaulted during college, a completely discredited and embarrassingly dishonest 2015 national report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center found.

  • Anomalous||

    Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder.

  • Adans smith||

    And the penis grow harder.

  • ||

    I can see such programs working in places where there's less interest or commitment to freedom and where the people live with one-knee down before the benevolent government, but in an open and pluralist realm like America? Not so much.These programs are bound to fail and an utter waste of money.

    Funny. We're sooooo demanding to not waste energy and food but money apparently is a-otay!

  • Shirley Knott||

    The money is only wasted if it's not achieving its purpose.
    The purpose of the money was to fund the *effort*. Results are merely a matter of intention.
    The money was spent, on and for the connected, and that's all such programs ever are for.
    Perfect success.
    Failure to achieve the stated goals simply means more must be spent. Again, on and for the connected. Failure to achieve here is a feature, not a bug.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    If they really want to stop sex, introduce the kids to porn at a young age, 8 or so. Then just start making it progressively weirder. Start giving them furry porn. Then show then vore. Make the do essays on the life of Doug Winger.

    Eventually, they'll all be far too numbed to sexual imagery to actually have sex with another person. Problem solved.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Australia's Sex Party has been rebranded the Reason party.

    Carlos Danger for Prime Minister.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Half of the people killed in a Saudi airstrike on Yemen today were children.

    Why would they risk tarnishing their human rights record like this?

  • Conchfritters||

    The pilots received Maseratis again when they landed for a job well done.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    At least 10 Colorado school employees arrested over past year

    The news that two Cherry Creek School District employees had been arrested in recent months on allegations they sexually assaulted and traded nude photos with students has us taking a look at the number of Colorado teachers and school employees arrested over the past year, which amount to at least 10.

    You're forced to send your kids to a place where they will be diddled by teachers! YAY!

  • Jerryskids||

    I noticed yesterday in a comment somebody had posted about the investigation into the cheerleader coach forcing girls into doing the splits no matter how much they screamed in pain that there were a lot of links under that story to other news stories of criminal behavior going on in Colorado schools. What the hell's going on in Colorado?

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Priming the pump for Sessions to restart the federal pot war.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Fun fact: I invented the phrase, "priming the pump."

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Sure it wasn't the Russkis, along with hot dogs?

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    "The Pump" was my nickname in...DEAR GODS!

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "What the hell's going on in Colorado?"

    It's no accident that South Park is set in South Park.

  • Zeb||

    The reefers are making them all crazy.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    A lot of social and economic dislocation caused by the massive influx of people to the state, mostly in the Denver metro area, during the last 10 years, and the last 3-5 in particular.

    Yes, the pot law has something to do with this and anyone who denies it is kidding themselves, but it's mostly due to a lot of growth in the tech sector combined with a large spike in Central American immigration starting in about 2000. Housing costs especially have skyrocketed--you want anything that doesn't require a ton of renovation and in a decent school district (Ironically, Cherry Creek is arguably the best in the state as far as academic quality because so many uber-wealthy people live in the district boundaries. Before private schools Valor Christian and Regis became the schools of choice for our pro athletes to send their kids, they almost all went to Creek), you're paying $325K for a house at the bare minimum; average is about $400-500K. Traffic has also gotten a LOT worse (but we have a bunch of shiny new light rail lines!), the current infrastructure is completely inadequate to handle it, and legislators are getting around TABOR by jacking up fees everywhere but not fixing the roads because they're too chickenshit to ask the voters for a tax increase.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    I can already hear the retorts--"Well, it's a lot more expensive and traffic is worse in other parts of the country!" No shit--the point is that these issues have accelerated recently in Colorado because the state and metro area governments didn't plan ahead, and it's causing the people who were already living here a lot of heartburn.

  • CE||

    Out of an abundance of caution, if it will protect even one student, we should shut down all the schools until we can guarantee they will be safe.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Legal ruling in: Facebook 'friends' aren't necessarily real friends

    Facebook "friends" aren't always real friends — at least legally.

    That was the finding Wednesday of an appeals court on a specific Facebook-related legal question: Whether a Miami judge needed to recuse herself because one of the attorneys involved in a case in her court is a Facebook "friend."

    The answer, in a 10-page opinion that takes a remarkably nuanced look at social media, is: No.

    The ruling notes that Facebook data mining and algorithms lead to people accepting friend requests from people they barely know, or are acquainted with purely from professional circles.

    I feel so alone.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    Some 2/3 of my friends are people I've yet to meet in person. Yet some have been my friends longer than many people I know from my everyday life and I interact with them quite often. I'm not sure the distinction is valid.

    And I would friend you, Crusty.

  • Rat on a train||

    You have 0 friends.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    I keep my FB friends at 69 because:

    1. 69
    2. There is no way there are more than 69 people in the world that I give even 1/2 a shit about.

  • mashed potatoes||

    Silver lining of Trump regarding Yemen: We can actually address the evils of the Obama admin in the media now that we have an unlikeable president to pin things on.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    I can still remember when the fake libertarian dumb schmucks here at Reason were telling us that the "Arab Spring" was going to be awesome because their Obamessiah was the Lightbringer who could do no wrong.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    2/5. You lose a point each for not using "PFL," "cuckaschmuck," and "Obama mommas."

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Ludlow Hospital refuses 'demeaning' fancy dress donation

    Wouldn't would wouldn't wouldn't wouldn't wouldn't wouldn't would

    A hospital has turned down a £2,500 donation from a group of men dressed up as nurses after bosses said the outfits were "demeaning".
    The group, which was supporting Ludlow Hospital in Shropshire, raised the money by pushing a bed around the town.


    A letter to Peter Corfield, chair of Ludlow Hospital League of Friends, from Ms Ditheridge and chair of the trust Mike Ridley, said: "The presentation of men dressed as female nurses in a highly-sexualised and demeaning way is wrong, very outdated and insulting to the profession."


    Alison Hiles, whose husband took part in the event, said: "Nobody's complained, everybody seems to enter into the spirit of it, locals know that it's going on, those that aren't local really enjoy the event and always have a chat with the lads and willingly give money, nobody forces them.

    "I really don't know why all of a sudden that it's a problem

    I know why.

  • Rhywun||

    It's Trump, right?

  • ||

    Alison hasn't been paying attention. Everyone has lost their middling minds on the left.

    It's not about the spirit of the cause!

    Oh, yes it's 100% a left-wing, created and manufactured state of sick affairs courtesy of the bankrupted progressive movement.

    Period. Exclamation point.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Are you trying to tell me that, having failed miserably in every attempt to a perfectly balanced economy, the enemies of Mankind have doubled down on efforts to perfect the Soviet Xe? Because if so, bravo!

  • Aloysious||

    Highly sexualised? What?

  • Rhywun||

    -> sexualized

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "Nobody's complained, everybody seems to enter into the spirit of it"

    Yeah, a demeaning spirit.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    She established the Sex Party, which represented one of the electoral regions in the state of Victoria and had 7,500 members, in 2009 after becoming increasingly frustrated with issues such as gender equality, same-sex marriage and government censorship.

    Anathema to Conservo-Trumptards.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Yes, that's a relevant response to an article about Australia.

  • Rhywun||

    Trump has given wingnut racists license to speak up all over the world.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    ENB's perspective on libertarianism is wider than most here. I like her for that.

    Liberty is not just a tax cut - conservatives don't know that.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Well of course you like her Weigel, she's a lying leftist cunt just like you are.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Ironic coming from a Trumptard '1000 lies' idiot conservative. Why don't you and your little mini-me Rufus go find a conservative site to play around in?

    Fact Checker Analysis
    President Trump's list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

    We have been tracking President Trump's false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057. (Our full interactive graphic can be found here.)

    https://goo.gl/g7Jfds

  • Crusty Juggler||

    *hugs Mikey*

    They can't hurt you anymore.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Troll fight!

  • Anomalous||

    You bet.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "Anathema to Conservo-Trumptards."

    Hey look, It's Mr. Team Blue again.

  • Conchfritters||

    "I went to one place and they were really busy and they had clients waiting," Ms. Patten said of the brothel. "And they said, oh god, we've got this one guy who's been waiting for ages. So I said, oh, I'll do it."

    Fucking awesome. I'd vote for her.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It is rare and therefore refreshing when a politicians acknowledges being a prostitute.

  • Jerryskids||

    We're all prostitutes. We all sell our lives an hour at a time, and some of us sell our bodies, some of us sell our minds, some of us sell our souls.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    All that wonder nagging.

  • Adans smith||

    Gal Gadot = hard would

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Must be gearing up for the Bluray release.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    They should do a classic Wonder woman story and have her get tied up with rope. Then other Amazon's will insult her, until the tables are turned and WW Tues them up and insults them.

  • Jerryskids||

    Australia's Sex Party has been rebranded the Reason party.

    I know what a sex party looks like, I don't believe I'm familiar with a reason party. Is that like a debate club where you only discuss serious issues or something? But I'd like to know the genius marketer that decided reason would sell better than sex.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "I don't believe I'm familiar with a reason party."

    Cocktails and equivocations.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Australia's Sex Party has been rebranded the Reason party.

    Because it's a political party full of cocktail-swilling leftists masquerading as libertarians?

    *awaits high fives*

  • lap83||

    Sipping not swilling. Sometimes I wonder if you're even from the coast

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I am a trashy coastal elitist. Gosh.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    My word!

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Gee golly gee!

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

  • lap83||

    nice

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I second flyover country.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    I normally don't like political parties, but this is one party I could get behind. (And on top of, and underneath.)
    Plus the fact that it's "down under" makes for a big boner, er I mean bonus.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Crusty, I promise I wrote mine before reading yours.

    Having said that, I like mine better. Pithier (pardon the lisp).

  • Jerryskids||

    California is seeking approval for a new lethal injection method for death penalty cases.

    Wait, you mean to tell me California still has the death penalty *and* they're considering using it? The prison guards union must not be as strong as I've been led to believe if they're still allowing a single paying customer to escape their clutches.

  • Rhywun||

    Violence has erupted in Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, as Muslim militants staged a coordinated Friday attack on 30 police posts and an army base

    I feel like this story could have come from any time in the last five hundred years or so.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Nah, if you went back 100 years it would have been violence in Siam.

  • Jerryskids||

    Half of the people killed in a Saudi airstrike on Yemen today were children.

    Children-children? Or 19-year old male children?

  • Rebel Scum||

    Australia's Sex Party has been rebranded the Reason party.

    I agree. Sex is reasonable.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Violence has erupted in Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, as Muslim militants staged a coordinated Friday attack on 30 police posts and an army base. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army is claiming responsibility.

    I'm sure this is just an isolated incident of workplace violence.

  • Rebel Scum||

    California is seeking approval for a new lethal injection method for death penalty cases.

    While I agree with the death penalty in principle, I am skeptical of it's application by the government. That said, I think a better, quicker and more humane method is probably firing squad, given the number of botched injection induced executions.

  • Jerryskids||

    Executions are an admission that the criminal in question is beyond any hope of rehabilitation and will never not be a danger to society, but life without parole would serve the same end. And whether or not the sweet release of death is a punishment rather than a reward is a philosophical question nobody knows the answer to. It certainly doesn't serve as restitution for the victims of their crimes, so the only purpose of executions seems to be in the deterrent effect. If the death penalty is supposed to act as a deterrent to others, public executions in a gory manner like the guillotine would seem to fit the bill. Making the execution as peaceful and unremarkable as possible, not to mention how rare they are, makes me wonder what exactly is the purpose of executing somebody.

  • BYODB||

    Revenge. Obviously.

  • DRM||

    So, have you any care for justice?

    If you really believe that it is uncertain whether death is a punishment or a reward, you are admitting that you do not know whether a murderer hurt the person killed. In which case, you cannot know whether the murderer justly can be punished. But that problem can be simply resolved by executing the murderer. If death is a punishment, the murderer has been punished in direct and exact measure to the harm he inflicted on another; if death is a reward, the murderer has been rewarded for sending another to the reward. If it is uncertain in any given case whether it is a reward or a punishment, well, the executed murderer has been given the very same uncertainty of punishment or reward that he put upon another. The death penalty, and only the death penalty, can serve as justice for murder given your philosophical problem.

    So, if you really are uncertain about that philosophical question, insofar as you care for justice, you must demand the death penalty as the sentence for murder.

  • chemjeff||

    As long as the justice system is a flawed human system that only approximately serving the ideal of justice, there should be no irreversible decisions, lest a flaw in the system reveals that the innocent was wrongly incarcerated. So, there should be no death penalty.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Dudes on death row should be given the option of auto-erotic asphyxiation.
    Ami-rite, Crusty?

  • Rebel Scum||

    Canadians can soon apply for passports with an "X" gender designation.

    At least the Canucks are still ahead of us on gender retardation.

  • ||

  • ||

    I expect the next step to be largely unmarked federal totems and requiring people will pee on them. If identification, gender discerning, drug testing, etc. is required, the next person can collect an air sample off the totem and analyze from there.

  • lafe.long||

    Julian Assange tweets:

    Left infatuation with online censorship has now led to pervasive on online censorship of the left. I warned you.
  • Rhywun||

    It is?

  • Jerryskids||

    Of course the censors on the left will be going after leftists first - those are easy targets eager to confess their sins and engage in self-condemnation. Accuse a leftist of being racist because they once ate at Taco Bell and they'll grovel and beg for forgiveness and publicly display their strpes as a badge of honor to demonstrate how finely sensitive they are to racism. They're like some sick masochists who just can't get enough of the humiliation. "Yes! Yes! Yes! Beat me some more, Mommy! Make it hurt! Shit in my face! Shove pineapples up my ass!", they cry.

    Accuse somebody on the right of the same thing and they'll laugh in your face and tell you to fuck off.

  • Rhywun||

    All I'm hearing about is Google and Facebook going after "the right".

  • lafe.long||

    From the article he linked in his tweet:

    Moreover, the extent and precision of the exclusion of the WSWS from search results strongly suggests that the anti-socialist bias of the new algorithm is being supplemented by the actual physical intervention of Google personnel, enforcing authoritarian-style direct and deliberate blacklisting.
    As stated above, since April, other left-wing publications that present themselves as progressive, socialist or anti-war also have suffered significant reductions in their Google search results:
    * alternet.org fell by 63 percent
    * globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent
    * consortiumnews.com fell by 47 percent
    * mediamatters.org fell by 42 percent
    * commondreams.org fell by 37 percent
    * internationalviewpoint.org fell by 36 percent
    * democracynow.org fell by 36 percent
    * wikileaks.org fell by 30 percent
    * truth-out.org fell by 25 percent
    * counterpunch.org fell by 21 percent
    * theintercept.com fell by 19 percent
  • Rhywun||

    Yeah, totally trustworthy source there.

  • ||

    Don't trust socialist website either - because, well, liars HELLO! - BUT, if true and accurate, Google is wrong to censor ANYBODY.

    Fuck Goolag. May that monopoly one day collapse.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

  • ||

    Assange ought to h/t to Orwell

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Turd Reich: San Francisco dog owners lay minefield of poo for right-wing rally

    'I just had this image of alt-right people stomping around in the poop,' says the organizer of an unusual protest ahead of Saturday's Patriot Prayer rally

    When a group of far-right activists come to San Francisco to hold a rally this Saturday, they will be met by peace activists offering them flowers to wear in their hair.

    Also, dog shit. Lots and lots of dog shit.

    https://goo.gl/7SSwTK

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Forget it, $park¥, it's San Francisco.

  • Rhywun||

    (The group is also planning to reconvene on Sunday to "clean up the mess and hug each other".

    Hahahahah good one.

    Patriot Prayer, whose "free speech" events in the Pacific north-west have frequently sparked violent street battles

    There's those pesky scare quotes again.

    I am so glad I left that smug s--thole. NYC has its own derp-challenges but at least it's pretty easy to steer around it there. SF is just insufferable everywhere.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I missed the Rally for Marxism part. Although, yes, Marxism is a left-wing disease (everyone gets equal stuff) where Fascism is right wing (Only us Aryans count!).

    Both suck in their own statist ways.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Simple shreek still thinks internationalist collectivism and nationalist collectivism are the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Sad!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    You have no idea what "left" and "right" mean.

    Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable,[1][2][3] typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition

    Think of all the political power groups who practice ethnic/race/religious superiority practiced all over the world -monarchies, India's caste system, British superiority over the Irish, Tribal Africa, Nazis, Wahhabism - that is what "right wing" means.

    Collectivism has nothing to do with it.

  • ||

    Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition

    This definition encompasses pretty much all political philosophies. Even anarchy if you assume, present, or approach it as a natural and desirable social order.

    Socialism, a social order described as progressive and natural, justified by economics counts as right-wing.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Socialism is "to each according to his needs" and is a left wing disease.

    EQUALITY is NOT EQUAL to Aryan Supremacy (right wing example)

    =/=

    State mandated equality (Marxism) is just as sick as Fascism and is not "natural" by any definition.

  • ||

    You continuously don't understand that Nazism IS left-wing.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    You continuously don't understand that Nazism IS left-wing.

    I have supplied a definition for left/right. You have not.

    You continuously fail and prove your ignorance.

    50 years of political philosophy says Nazism is RIGHT WING.

    Good luck with your Trumptard lies and effort to change accepted philosophy.

    Democracy, on the other hand, is a left wing concept striving for equality (at least since 1918 in the USA)

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Butt is just being coy.

    He knows that Nazis are lefty socialists but cannot admit it because then he would have no tribe to support. He is not a Libertarian but does not want to think of himself as the racist lefty that he is.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Think of all the political power groups who practice ethnic/race/religious superiority practiced all over the world...

    Collectivism has nothing to do with it.

    So political groups who believe in the superiority of their own collective over others have nothing to do with collectivism? Okay, Blue Mikey.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Is Democracy "collectivist"?

    What about Locke liberalism?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Democracy is not collectivist.

    We free individuals agree to limited government duties to further our individual interests.

    Collectivists demand that there is no individualism as you belong to the collective.

  • ||

    Fascism is right wing (Only us Aryans count!).

    Do Italians count as Aryans? I honestly don't know.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Not Aryans. Neither are Islamo-fascists.

    But you know they think their group is superior to others and have a natural or Gawd given right to rule.

  • Juice||

    Read the wiki about it

  • ||

    While Italian Fascism based its conception of race on spiritual and cultural factors, Mussolini explicitly rejected notions that biologically "pure" races were still considered a relevant factor in racial classification. He claimed that Italianità had assimilatory capacity.

    So, "yes", but only if your notions of 'Aryan' have nothing to do with racial purity. Awesome.

  • Jerryskids||

    Turd Reich: San Francisco dog owners lay minefield of poo for right-wing rally

    'I just had this image of alt-right people stomping around in the poop,' says the organizer of an unusual protest ahead of Saturday's Patriot Prayer rally

    When a group of far-right activists come to San Francisco to hold a rally this Saturday, they will be met by peace activists offering them flowers to wear in their hair.

    So there are three rallies going on? Or are we just saying that if you didn't vote for Bernie Sanders you must be a David Duke supporter?

  • lafe.long||

    One more paragraph and it would've been the Nazi Skinhead rally.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Makes sense that a bunch of San Francisco leftists would get their jollies playing with dog shit.

  • CE||

    I though San Francisco had outlawed pet shops because of the animal cruelty.

  • BYODB||

    Were they children children, or were they children by our standards but armed with AK-47's? Not that I think the Saudi care, mind you.

  • Arizona_Guy||

    PHX Tear Gas guy arrested

    On one hand, "Play stupid games, get stupid prizes"

    On the other hand, felony assault?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Wait.

    He was arrested for throwing back smoke bombs they threw at him first? I mean, I don't know if we can count that as assault at that point.

  • Arizona_Guy||

    "Police say Cobin had posted photos and admitted to the incident on social media before he was located and arrested."

    Kids these days, with their Bookfaces and Twatters.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I'll send you an Instagrahamcracker about it.

  • Mike Laursen||

    I can't wait to use the line, "For a party named Reason..."

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