Joe Biden

The Democratic Party Is the President

Plus, what's going on in Virginia.

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The Reason Roundtable's Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie discuss the new COVID-19 variant and their predictions for 2022.

Discussed in the show:

1:32: Reflections on President Joe Biden's Atlanta speech and his presidency so far.

31:26: Weekly listener question: My fellow social studies teachers and I have created a media literacy unit for our seventh-graders, but we're struggling to winnow down the endless topics and skills that fit in this category. We can also tell some stuff is too complex for that age group. So I'm curious what y'all think would be the most important topics or skills to cover in a unit like that?

43:38: Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and mask mandates.

50:18: Media recommendations for the week. (And click here for all of the Roundtable's media recommendations, ever.)

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  1. Just for the record:
    Jefferson Davis was a democrat.
    George Wallace was a democrat.
    Bull Connor was a democrat.

    Whoever wrote that speech was dumber than Joe Biden.

    1. The mentally deranged just change reality to something more agreeable.
      So evil democrats were actually republicans.

      1. Yeah, point this out and you get something like "Those are racists Democrats of the past whom the present generation has thankfully rejected. Just like many Republicans have rejected the racist Donald Trump."

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        2. But Trump is a classist, not racist. He hates poor people and loves the rich in any color.

          Racism really is a Dem thing.

    2. You people's brains need to be studied in labs.

      Don't you think it matters what people actually support or don't support, rather than the labels that are attached to them?

      Are Republicans exactly the same as they were 100 years ago? Are they exactly the same as they were 5 years ago? No, they're really rather different, don't you think?

      1. Lol. Keep loving the hope that the lefts narrative history is real tony. Through ignorance is the only way to justify their behaviors.

        The left has always been race centric from slavery, to the KKK, to CRT. 200 years of pushing segregation and they continue to do so today.

        Lie to yourself about this like you lie to yourself about how great your life is. Lol.

        1. "Race centric," a term so broad it can encompass both extreme terroristic racism and the civil rights movement.

          It's a wonder there aren't more of you people in academia and journalism.

          1. Alright, flat-out racist then. The entire Democratic Party, like other left-wing luminaries like Marx, Lenin, Che and Foucault, made no excuses for the fact that they thought blacks were subhuman.

            “I am not a Democrat, because the Democrats considered me a chattel and possibly might have always so considered me, because their record from the beginning has been inimical to my interests." - Ida B. Wells 1885

            1. Tony considers blacks to be subhuman. That’s why he thinks they’re too stupid to get a free photo ID.

      2. Who wants to segregate classrooms? Hint it's the same party that did it from the 1900s to the 1950s

      3. I've actually researched how many segregationists joined the GOP.

        The total was FOUR.

        Out of all the segregationists, four left the Democrat Party.

    3. They just know their base is too stupid to connect the dots, so they can say anything they want.

  2. Don’t answer people who use “y’all “ in a written sentence.

    1. If I were going to answer someone who uses y'all in a written sentence, I would suggest that they could start by teaching basic logic.

      1. Biden used y'all in today's press conference several times.

    2. And don't trust politicians who use the word "folks" in their speeches. No one says "folks" in real life.

      1. Not even while sitting ‘round the kitchen table talkin’ ‘bout kitchen table issues?

      2. I use it, on rare occasions. People in the South talk kinda different.

        1. Talking is not writing.

    3. Y'all folks are judging intellect based on regional vernacular?

      Shame...

  3. Nick Gillespie: Youngkin is a hypocrite because he always talks about devolving power to lower levels, but here he is with a mandate.

    Um Nick...He is mandating that mask wearing decisions be rendered down to the MOST local level: the family. As we discussed in the Soave article this morning, why is the "Most Local" level the School District? Why isn't it the school? or the Grade? Or the Classroom? Or...dare I say, the Parent?

    1. Because, “both sides”.

      1. Sure one side is that gross potbellied neighbor who wears a speedo while doing yardwork while the other side are the Khmer Rouge, but don't you get it? They're both bad.
        Do you want to see Howard gardening in his grape-smugglers? I don't, any more than I want to see the horrors of the Killing Fields.

        Both sides, folks. Both sides.

        1. Only ONE side has a sore-loser ex-POTUS who is STILL a sore loser, 1+ years later, and will STILL NOT gracefully cede power and acknowledge reality! This SORE LOSER non-acceptance of "peaceful transfer of powers" is UNPRECEDENTED in USA history!

          (And certain fascists still make excuses for THEIR Tribe, and THEIR Emperor-God!)

          https://www.salon.com/2021/04/11/trumps-big-lie-and-hitlers-is-this-how-americas-slide-into-totalitarianism-begins/
          Trump’s Big Lie and Hitler’s: Is this how America’s slide into totalitarianism begins?

          1. Why are you so boring?

            1. 'Cause I'm NOT a sexy, slutty Vulgar SheMale? Who (Vulgar SheMale) is "too sexy for rationality"?

              1. No one wants to hear about your fantasies you sick fuck.

                1. Hey You sexy, slutty Vulgarly Insanely-Mad SheMale, who is "too sexy for rationality (or data-driven-ness)"... Adults are having (or attempting to have) data-driven discourse here! The moron's table is over there at Storm-fag-front, or Proud SheMale Boys,or SOMEWHERE over THERE, other than HERE!

                  When You can read and comprehend the below, THEN You (Oh Perfect-in-its-Own-Mind-One) might have something valuable to contribute!

                  Derived from http://www.churchofsqrls.com/Jesus_Validated/
                  “Our human brains today are evolutionary hodge-podges of layer stacked upon layer. Fish brain, then amphibian brain, reptile brain, monkey brain, ape brain, and hunter-gatherer brain. My-tribe-right, your-tribe-is-lesser (or worse) belongs to hunter-gatherer brain. Prophets and seers, seekers and teachers, throughout the years, have criticized their tribes for this. “This ain’t right”, they say! They have called us forwards into the next stage of evolution! And they (at the extremes) have been killed for it! Now again, see http://www.churchofsqrls.com/Do_Gooders_Bad/ for details, but this “kill-the-prophets” thing is likely programmed (instinctively or emotionally) into the hunter-gatherer brain. A polite phrase for it is the “do-gooder derogation” instinct. A more in-your-face term for it might be to call it the Jesus-killer (Mahatma Gandhi-killer, Martin Luther King Jr.-killer, etc.) instinct. There’s very little good news in there for the INDIVIDUAL prophet or teacher. What little good news in this phenomenon is that AFTER we have killed the prophet, THEN we often at least START to listen to what they had to say!”
                  My tribe’s lies leading to violence are GOOD! YOUR tribe’s lies leading to violence are BAD! That describes YOU, EvilBahnFuhrer the Jesus-Killer! That is why you and some of your fellow troglodytes hate me!

                  Examine your SOUL, EvilBahnFuhrer the Jesus-Killer! What gains it a EvilBahnFuhrer the Jesus-Killer, to win the world, and ALL of the echo chambers, if EvilBahnFuhrer the Jesus-Killer loses her SOUL?

                  1. No one will ever read that.

                    1. MOST especially, Already-Perfect Ones like sexy, slutty Vulgarly Insanely-Mad SheMale, Who is Too Sexy for Rational, Data-Driven Discourse! Too stupid to read it, yes, but FAR more importantly, TOO Perfect! Your loss, not mine!

                    2. If a ᛋᛋqrlsy post is more than five lines you know it's a shitpost. He's a lazy fuck so there's a 99.9% chance it's irrelevant copypasta.

                    3. Mammary-Fuhrer is ALSO Too Sexy to bother to read stuff, and Too Perfect to take to heart, anything that might whittle down on Her Precious Ego, even the TINIEST little bit!

          2. The other side has a sore-loser ex-FLOTUS who is STILL a sore loser, but maybe you'll get to vote for her again shiteater.

          3. Actually one side has been s sore loser since 2016. And she claims to have co-president with Bill.

        2. I don't, any more than I want to see the horrors of the Killing Fields.

          Been there. It’s a sobering experience.

          1. If you haven't seen Howard smuggling his grapenuts, man you can't compare. Harrowing I tell you

    2. Are you at all shocked that Nick attacked a new Republican governor?

      1. Isn't it in his contract?

      2. The thing that bugs me is that Nick has pretty much been the ONLY full throated skeptic of this covid theater. He has repeatedly avoided the minutiae of The Science!(tm) and instead focused on the stupidity of these authoritarian responses. But when a governor acts to increase liberty, all of a sudden that is an abuse of power? Please.

        I really wonder if he thinks the SCotUS decision on Gay Marriage was also an abuse of power. Should the justices have just let grass roots all over the country figure this out for themselves? Or is there actually a place for people to mandate liberty inside their jurisdiction?

        1. Matt's been pretty good lately because he has kids in school. It's been interesting watching the slow-motion red-pilling of Matt... at least in regards to muzzling his children.

          I was watching another Good Kid Productions video (subscribe if you haven't, he's pretty damned good) where he relayed a personal anecdote of a family member who was full-on Biden Democrat, double-mask wearing, get quintuple boosted, Kamala Harris is a strong Black Woman, role model to all young women everywhere-- bitching venomously about what's going on with her children's school and the Teacher's unions.

          He looked at her and said, "You sound like a Newsmax article about now."

          1. Matt wasn't bad. Sullum also went from "Hmmm, are we sure the data supports the house arrest of 95% of the us" to now saying, "You fuckers and your expert worship are nuts".

            This again, is why Nick's response was so confusing- while 90% of the Reason writers were tepid, somewhat skeptical tolerators of the lockdown, Nick was pretty reliably "Uh, fuck you, no thank you." It makes me wonder if Nick isn't just a contrarian.

            1. “It makes me wonder if Nick isn't just a contrarian.”

              Just now?

      3. Am waiting for the five part interview.

          1. Maybe in it Nick will take a few jabs.

      4. But the governor was in mid pounce!

    3. And you can't recognize pandering bullshit when you see it?

      You think these Harvard-educated Republicans want to be going around encouraging people to spread disease? They hate this insane shit, they just have no choice because their voters are all stupid.

      1. " want to be going around encouraging people to spread disease? "

        You are wrong Tony. And no temper tantrum name calling is going to change the fact that you are wrong on the science, Tony. You are a science denier and everyone is laughing at you, the flat earther, prancing around tut tutting at all us round-earthers.

      2. Really? What does that make you? I vote for them and my IQ is dozens of points higher than yours. I’m also far better educated.

  4. I'll vote for whoever stops the nonsensical covid zero policies, removes the mandates, and recognizes reality. Hint: this is not the democratic party

    1. Whatever, man.

  5. Reason editors overwhelmingly voted for Biden. So they are the Democratic Party too.

    1. Who do you plan to vote for this year?

      Joe Biden. The nationalists said the libertarian-conservative consensus is dead, and I take them at their word. Also, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. - C.J. CIARAMELLA

      I will cast my ballot for Joe Biden in Michigan, a swing state, because there is no bigger libertarian cause right now than to prevent Donald J. Trump from getting re-elected. He is a proto-authoritarian who digs dictators such as the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte and who glorifies state violence. - SHIKHA DALMIA

      I will settle for not having to live another four years under President Donald Trump. I will cast my first ever vote for president for Joe Biden in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. - MIKE RIGGS

      I've been vacillating between sitting out this election, as I did in 2016, or voting for Joe Biden. The strongest argument for the latter choice is that it's an opportunity to support the repudiation of both Trumpism and the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party. That's a hell of a good value for a single ballot. - STEPHANIE SLADE

      I might have voted for Joe Biden if he chose Tulsi Gabbard as his veep - ROBBY

      I'll be voting for Joe Biden, primarily for three reasons: (1) A feeble president Biden seems like an opportunity to erode the power and glamour of the dangerous cult of the presidency and also push socialists, nationalists, and identitarians back to the margins, creating space for a more libertarian-friendly coalition to emerge. - ZACH WEISSMUELLER

      I might have considered holding my nose and voting for the person (Biden) most likely to supplant the eminently fireable incumbent. - MATT WELCH

      1. I voted for Der TrumpfenFuhrer, 'cause He PROMISED Me that He would cum up here to Inner-Moist Islamic Cuntuckistanistanistanistanistan, and Grab MY PUSSY good and hard, unlike that WUSS, Joe Biden, who MERELY offer to cum up here and sniff my hair! -MarxistMammaryBahnFuhrer the Chthonic Cunt, Twat of Twits, of Inner-Moist Islamic Cuntuckistanistanistanistanistan

      2. What kind of shit eating nonsense could be the defense to direct quotes from Reason writers be?

        1. They are good intentioned authoritarians of course. And no ww 5 since ww2 and 3

        2. He just posted his old rambling copypasta about pussy grabbing. He didn't make an actual rebuttal or anything.
          ᛋᛋqrls just wanted to let me know he was angry.

          1. Here is my rebuttal: Maybe MANY folks voted for Biden, NOT because they support most of Biden's excessively socialist policies, but because they fear a Trumptatorshit FAR worse! For reasons now made yet far more apparent, as shown in the link below! (And Der TrumpenFuhrer made MANY previous statements, even before the elections, along the lines of, "All votes NOT for MEEEE, must be fraudulent".) As one would expect of a sore loser!

            https://www.salon.com/2021/04/11/trumps-big-lie-and-hitlers-is-this-how-americas-slide-into-totalitarianism-begins/
            Trump’s Big Lie and Hitler’s: Is this how America’s slide into totalitarianism begins?

            NONE of you Trumpaloos has yet refuted the above, by methods OTHER than NOT reading it!

            Mammary-Fuhrer ignorance on steroids!
            There are about 1.7 billion web sites out there... For all practical purposes, I have read (approximately) NONE of them! By NOT reading them, I have refuted ALL of them! So now, I know damned close to EVERYTHING known to humans world-wide!
            You SEE the utter POWER of refuting stuff by NOT reading it?

          2. Yeah, he is a stupid, infantile little bitch. Too stupid to understand how hard he gets slapped around by everyone. The kind of self delusional faggot that thinks he’s clever, and everyone is laughing with him. When really, they’re always laughing AT him.

            I wonder if he rolls around in his shit before he eats it?

      3. both Trumpism and the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party

        And we all know how that's turning out. She really IS the future of the party.

        1. I’ve been saying that for years now. All the old democrats I know get pissed at me when I rub their noses on it.

      4. They voted for someone as thin skinned as Trump, that has been part of government for 40 years helping it grow. Someone that has been wrong on foreign policy forever.

        At least Trump understood business, didn't start any wars, and had people push polices that were pretty good.

        But hey no mean twits! It's all feelings!

    2. I don't why people keep saying this. They overwhelmingly supported Jorgenson, followed by None of the Above.

      Jo: 10 (~9)
      None: 8 (~7)
      Biden: 4 (~6)
      Trump: 1 (~1)

      The parenthetical numbers are for Boehm and Slade who left open the possibility of voting for Biden maybe.
      https://reason.com/2020/10/12/how-will-reason-staffers-vote-in-2020/

      1. Overwhelmingly Biden > Trump. The only possible outcomes. And that’s not counting the disparity in coverage.

        1. And it ignores that Robbie, for instance, said he would have voted for Biden over Jo if Biden just took Tulsi as his VP, like that would make much difference. Matt Welch said he'd vote Biden if he thought the state election would be even close. Plus Zuri Davis who said she liked most of the Democratic candidates but thought Jo's alignment with BLM (which is a super-PAC that simply feeds money to the DNC) was emotional and powerful and convinced her to vote for Jo.

          There's definitely a ton more leaning toward Democrats over Republicans despite the fact that Democrats are collectivists. Until Democrats start speaking from a perspective that's more individualistic, they're going to remain the greater threat to liberty than Republicans, even if Republicans also do a lot of shitty things to the economy.

          1. "And it ignores that Robbie, for instance, "

            No it doesn't ignore this. Chumby (and others) specifically said, "Reason editors overwhelmingly voted for Biden." They didn't. My numbers specifically count what people said they were doing, and if there was a decent chance they were ACTUALLY going to vote for Biden, I included that in the tally.

            Look- I think there is merit to pointing out that these people SIDED with the Left more often than not. The fact that the young Millennial writers felt Trump was the worst thing since being kicked out of mom's basement is a pretty bad indictment of them and our world. The fact that older chaps who ought to know better (like Boehm) voted for them is absolutely germane in other contexts- call out Boehm every chance you get.

            But for fucks sake, just be honest, and "Reason editors overwhelmingly voted for Biden," is not honest.

            1. 7:1 is pretty overwhelmingly voting for Brandon.

            2. It pretty much is. You’re splitting hairs.

        2. "Overwhelmingly Biden > Trump. The only possible outcomes. "

          I understand choosing the lesser wevil if that is what you want, but explicitly refusing to support either is not the same as supporting one. It is straight up logical fallacy.

          "And that’s not counting the disparity in coverage."

          That is not the same as straight up misleading who they voted for. They overwhelmingly did not vote for Biden OR Trump.

      2. I don't why people keep saying this.

        Because we've been around long enough to see Reason advocate banning books (because white supremacy), purge libertarianism of non-violent individuals with the barest shades of (not really) racism, advocate state agency over the absurd 'panicking' of small business owners, get panicky about Christians taking over capitalism, tell poor rural people to move to the city, defend serial rapists of infirm old women, suck long and hard on the 'gay rights' cock until they discovered that advocates wanted to fuck someone else with it, poll millennials to determine Reason's own ethics, cheer Congress conditionalizing the 1A because of the internet, etc., etc., etc.

        Even strictly to the issue and your numbers, you reached your conclusion based on winner-take-all voting scheme that even Reason itself doesn't advocate. Rank-choice, Biden won by a margin that's distinctly lopsided relative to the popular vote.

        Ultimately and foreseeably you would read me positing,

        Vote for the winner from the following three options:
        A. Option A
        B. Option B
        C. Option A or B
        D. None of the above
        E. None of the above, unless option B, then A

        as a good-faith effort to determine the most popular among the three options.

        1. "Even strictly to the issue and your numbers, you reached your conclusion based on winner-take-all voting scheme that even Reason itself doesn't advocate. "

          No I didn't. I responded to a specific untruth: that Reason editors overwhelmingly **voted** for Biden. Not "supported" or "through their non-votes or support of JJ enabled". The statement was that they overwhelmingly VOTED for Biden. And that just isn't true.

          1. The statement was that they overwhelmingly VOTED for Biden. And that just isn't true.

            6:1 isn't overwhelming?

          2. No I didn't. I responded to a specific untruth: that Reason editors overwhelmingly **voted** for Biden.

            And, yes you did. Again, winner-take-all Jo got 9 votes. But the Reason staff is sophisticated enough to advocate rank choice and understand direct actions having indirect, but foreseeable, consequences, etc. If we actually did do rank-choice voting and they all cast their ballots:
            1. Jo
            2. NOTA
            3. Biden
            4. Trump
            With relatively full knowledge that Jo wouldn't attain a majority of votes, they know they voted for Biden. Otherwise, they're either idiots who have no clue how rank-choice voting works or are zealots who don't care because it fulfills their wishes and makes them feel good.

            Again, by your generous tally, you count 7 "I'm not voting (some not even registered)." as votes. In some circles, that would be considered fraud.

      3. You can bet that the "None" and "Jo" votes contain even more Biden votes.

        We have reams of writings from all these authors: they are thinking and acting like typical progressives and/or utopian communists. That's why they didn't vote for Trump and that's why they prefer Jorgensen and Biden.

        1. We have reams of writings from all these authors: they are thinking and acting like typical progressives and/or utopian communists.

          And, more critically IMO, decades worth. Overt is extending good faith to people who keep company with people who write "Excuse me, but I have trouble seeing an essential difference between what Kyle did in Iraq and what Adam Lanza did at Sandy Hook Elementary School." in 'good faith'.

          1. keep company with people who write

            And whom, themselves, have written just as, if not more, terribly bad faith shit.

  6. Breaking: Black rock CEO Larry Fink says Capitalism doesn’t work if it’s only about shareholders. Write a check to the treasury comrade, you first

    1. Black Rock is as close as you can get to a real fucking Illuminati. They have $10 Trillion in assets, and are majority owners of media and government suppliers the world around. They are huge benefactors of the US Government's regulatory regime that has tended to centralize wealth in the hands of the elite.

      Seriously fuck that guy- nothing Black Rock says about Capitalism should be considered anything but self serving attempts to cement their position at the top of the economic ladder. They could give two fucks about capitalism- they've got theirs and creative destruction is nothing but a threat to them.

    2. I thought Biden pulled the nomination of the Treasury Comrade.

    3. Shareholders run the boards, so they decide if the company is going to pursue shareholder profits or something else.

      People deciding what they’re going to do with their property: capitalism. Freedom, really.

      Unless these people actually explain what they’re saying, their slogans say nothing.

  7. So I'm curious what y'all think would be the most important topics or skills to cover in a unit like that [covering media literacy]?

    Recognizing propaganda.

    1. +1 for critical reasoning skills.

  8. 1:32: Reflections on President Joe Biden's Atlanta speech and his presidency so far.

    Hello Cleveland!

  9. 31:26: Weekly listener question: My fellow social studies teachers and I have created a media literacy unit for our seventh-graders, but we're struggling to winnow down the endless topics and skills that fit in this category. We can also tell some stuff is too complex for that age group. So I'm curious what y'all think would be the most important topics or skills to cover in a unit like that?

    Start with "a British National" attacked a synagogue in Texas".

  10. The writer of that headline apparently forgets that it is the GOP which did not write any platform in 2020 out of deference to the Mango Mussolini. They still have none beyond trying to redo the 2020 election and searching for new culture wars to get the MAGA crowd foaming at the mouth again.

    1. That certainly explains the Virginia gubernatorial election.

      1. Chumby thinks there's so much laudable political skill in serving cheap culture war junk food to morons.

        1. Joe Friday - "Mango Mussolini! MAGA crowd foaming at the mouth!"

          Chumby - "Virginia gubernatorial election"

          Tony - "Chumby's serving cheap culture war junk food to morons."

          It's like Tony doesn't realize we can read Joe's original post and Chumby's actual response.

          1. To be fair, Tony is a progressive douche, sooo...

          2. But it's the height of our political-moral responsibility to make fascists into farcical jokes.

      2. That was based on right wing lies about Critical Race Theory.

        By the way, *pulls out folder before Chumby can close the door* would you like to have a conversation about toxic whiteness? Have you accepted systemic racism as your lord and savior?

    2. Mango Mussolini.

      When people like you use terms like "Mango Mussolini", are you really that ignorant? You can accuse Trump of many things, but he is as anti-fascist as they come. Sanders, Warren, and Biden are steeped in fascist ideology, and the Democratic party platform reads like the NSDAP party platform.

      1. He was a fascist because he was patriotic.

        Anyway, *pulls out folder before NOYB2 can close the door* would you like to have a conversation about the Democratic agenda, the one that leaves corporations in private hands but directs the results of production towards national goals? Have you accepted Democratic National Socialism as your Lord and savior?

        1. Have you accepted Democratic National Socialism as your Lord and savior?

          No. But have you accepted Democratic National Socialism as your Lord and savior? Or are you just terminally confused?

    3. Shorter Joe: Geez guys, it's really hurting my feelings seeing people tell the truth about my party. Can we talk about the other guys for awhile?

    4. I feel your pain, loser.

  11. Gallup shows more Americans identifying as Republican than democrat.

    The democrats have lost democratic support. They only hold power due to undemocratic features of our government: namely, elections every two years.

    End the two year election cycle now! For democracy! Or you’re worse than Kim Crow!

    1. Democrats represent 40 million more Americans than Republicans but have an almost equal share of Congress. You can't bullshit your way around math, Brian.

      1. Citation needed. And try not to make one up this time.

      2. "Democrats represent 40 million more Americans than Republicans"

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, whew lad.
        Who on earth do you imagine you're tricking?

      3. Democrats represent 40 million more Americans than Republicans

        I live in one of those states that is "represented" by Democrats according to you. Less than a quarter of the people in the state voted for them, and an even smaller percentage actually approve of them.

        When all is said and done, those incompetent, racist, authoritarian a--holes represent maybe 10-20% of people.

        1. I agree that Congress should be dismantled and replaced by something more representative.

          Find me one of you people who wants anything other than Republican power at all costs. Fucking "small government libertarians."

          1. I agree that Congress should be dismantled and replaced by something more representative.

            Yeah, you and Mussolini.

            Find me one of you people who wants anything other than Republican power at all costs. Fucking "small government libertarians."

            I don't want "Republican power at all cost"; to the contrary, I want neither significant Republican nor significant Democratic power at the federal level. I want to see all federal criminal laws abolished, to see the federal government limited to defense and international relations, and a federal budget that is less than 1% of GDP.

            It is totalitarians like you who want federal power at all costs, and then want to hand that massive federal power to socialists.

          2. I don't want Republican power at all costs. I want the parties to be less insane.

            It would be nice if we had two liberal coalitions, but we don't. We have one labor/social democrat/racial grievance coalition wearing the party's former left-liberalism as a skin suit, and another composed of its usual mash-up of mercantilists/nationalists, free soil/free labor populists, and Christian moralists, where the latter two are cheesed of at the former for gross mismanagement and all three have developed a consequent distaste for the liberalism in whose name said mismanagement took place.

  12. Since Biden "is the government" and "is the Democratic party" and "is 'we the people'", and since Fauci "is Science", I think we should be able to radically shrink the federal government. How about it?

  13. Fuck Joe Biden

    1. Double-possum fuck with a cheese grater.

  14. The Democratic Party is President and Progressivism causes mental illness.

    Pew inadvertently found that more than half of progressive white women under 30 were diagnosed with mental issues.
    On the other end of the sanity spectrum were conservatives of all stripes.

    https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/over-50-percent-white-liberal-women-under-30-mental-health-condition

  15. I wonder if Reason or Tony or ChemJeff or other aholes...I mean Dems on here will talk about how this is not facist or wrong.

    Who is the wants to lock who up?

    – Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a proposal is opposed by 61% of all likely voters, including 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters.

    – Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. Only 27% of all voters – including just 14% of Republicans and 18% of unaffiliated voters – favor criminal punishment of vaccine critics.

    – Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a policy would be opposed by a strong majority (71%) of all voters, with 78% of Republicans and 64% of unaffiliated voters saying they would Strongly Oppose putting the unvaccinated in “designated facilities.”

  16. Media Literacy for 7th graders...I would start with some John Stuart-Mill...Traditional, objective news reporting. Then I would compare that to modern day news where the reporter "enters themselves into the story" and discuss. Then I would have the students read news stories and attempt to pick out the bias. As mentioned in the podcast, teaching some statistical literacy would be good. Basically teach the students to be skeptical of all news, especially news that is identical between like biased platforms. The media's handling of Hunter Biden's laptop during the 2020 election would be a good lesson. Trump's claims that the election was stolen would be another. The "fact" checkers could take up a whole semester....

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