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Political Humor thread.

By marcus following x   2019 Feb 17, 4:30pm 34,920 views   4,479 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    

This is distinct from the TRump humor thread. If you're a triggered right winger, that wants to vent the best "libs are evil" crap you can come up with, this is the place. Not the TRump cartoon and Meme thread.

Although feel free to post memes very specific to Trump about how awesome he is, in the Trump cartoon and meme thread.

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3283   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 21, 9:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

No kid ever died trying to make a dangerous illegal border crossing without irresponsible parents or child traffickers putting the kid in that position.
3285   marcus   ignore (10)   2019 Jul 21, 4:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
It's hard to understand how some people go on and on about how bad Trump is. The false narrative of Trump's Russian collusion for one

I usually go on and on without talking about collusion with Russia. Mueller's investigation didn't find provable personal guilt of collusion on the part of Trump. This wasn't as big of a shock to the reality based people as you think it was. Meanwhile a few people closest to Trump in his campaign, find themselves in prison for one reason or another.

3286   marcus   ignore (10)   2019 Jul 21, 4:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
Tenpoundbass says
Got any real stories about Trump and Trump supporters to corealate to your Memes?

Because that's the backbone of Memes you know. They have to be built on the foundation of Truth. Otherwise, that's Propaganda, Propaganda, Yes Propaganda that's the Word You're looking for. That's all your posts are.

I'm accustomed enough to you by now, to know that you neither read nor comprehended the post that was only two posts above this re-post. OR if you did, and it got to you your re-post is essentially a childish "I know you are but what am I."

Whatever dude. History is not going to be friendly to you and this movement. Although I would agree that this white insecurity that Trump manipulates so well, may go on for another generation or two.
3287   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 21, 8:31pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
My cartoons and memes are based on reality and facts and intended either for literate reality based folks or for you and others who might one day step out of your bubble.

The irony of this statement is lol.

If you truly believe that your memes are materially more reality based / honest, this might be a good moment to wake up and acknowledge how strong your bias really is. Subconscious bias will lead you to see your side as more honest and genuine, while the other side is seen as being stupid, fake, dishonest etc... it's not just a political thing. Perhaps you've read up on this psychology topic a bit as it pertains to human in-group / out-group favoritism, and how it leads to prejudice and racism? It usually starts by observing real, truthful facts which support your stance. Then, at some point you conclude that your group is just plain superior, and you kinda condemn the other group. After that point, objectivity is not realistic, but what's more sinister is that you may feel objective.

It's not totally your fault, as much of your bias is likely due to the bias in your information sources. But, being aware of info bias and not caring - that is your fault (not wanting to step our of your bubble).
3288   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Jul 21, 8:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I love it.

Marcus is obviously getting under their skin.

Keep up the good work, marcus.

Make them scream some more
3289   marcus   ignore (10)   2019 Jul 21, 9:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hircus says
you conclude that your group is just plain superior

Hircus says
It's not totally your fault

Ummm, Pot I would like to introduce you to kettle.

Of course I understand bias always exists, and I understand the the way our egos factor in as well as the idea of cognitive dissonance and all it's variations.

I think I understand pretty well the Trump supporters. I bash them in crude ways here, but I'm actually partly simpathetic, but at the same time saddened to see the fear and bias that leads to that way of thinking.

I read a recent post from Patrick about Ohare airport, after recently traveling across the country myself spending time LAX and Logan in Boston twice. Funny how different my take was from his.

But the really fascinating thing was the way that in this TRump era, Patrick is free to let loose with his irrational bias about those foreigners and their attitudes as workers at airport food venders or whatever. I saw both surly and delightful (non white) workers at both airports in my travels. And it never occurred to me to think that their attitudes were a function of their race. We're talking about the kind of jobs that can only support a person who lives with their parents or is on food stamps. OR perhaps 3 of those jobs could almost support a couple in a rough neighborhood. What the fuck do you expect ?

But again the striking thing was the blatant racism in that thread, and that none of those chiming in in agreement would consider themselves racist in the slightest. Before TRump, they wouldn't have felt comfortable voicing their ugly thoughts. .

Trust me, I get the Trump voters. IT's just another version of "I've got mine, fuck you!" Many of us don't have to go back many generations at all, to have had the exact same kind of bigotry against our recent ancestors. Talk about irony ?!

3290   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 21, 9:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

marcus says
I think I understand pretty well the Trump supporters.

I'm not so sure you do. I think this "trump is bad and so are his supporters" is a perspective sold by the left to try to make leftists "feel better" and "stay the course" while trying to shame the right. It's very effective.

Politically, it seems very convenient to say Trump supporters are just terrible people. It's certainly much better than admitting that most people support Trump because of policies and action, like they should. To admit that Trump wins on policy and action, and not on identity, despite all the things he says and does, and all the negative news, would be to admit that leftist policies and candidates really really suck a fat one right now. So, they instead just say "omg deplorables".

Most presidential elections in recent history result in a pretty close 50% voting dem, 50% rep - obviously due to policy since most elections have always been white male vs white male. But, with Trump, this long history of policy based voting was abandoned in favor of racism and hatred based voting? Cmon....wake up, you know that doesn't make sense. Clearly, some smaller fraction people vote based on identity, but this is nothing new. Both Obama & Trump definitely got some identity votes, and I think the left's platform is FAR more invested in identity politics.

btw - Characterizing a single Trump supporter, or even a small group of them, does not characterize the group.

And, you definitely pivoted away from the topic of memes. The message I got is "trump is bad, and his supporters are bad, so memes they post are bad, so my view of my memes is correct."
3291   marcus   ignore (10)   2019 Jul 21, 10:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hircus says
I think this "trump is bad and so are his supporters" is a perspective sold by the left to try to make leftists "feel better"

"sold" by the left to make leftists feel better ?

For one thing I'm not a leftist. I'm very moderate, and even conservative in many ways. I'm a huge fan of Jordan Peterson. And I also agree more and more with the classical definition of a conservative, which has little in commons with today's republican. It's interesting that George Will's rejection of today's republicans has made me much more interested and open minded about what traditional conservative policy positions are all about.

You take what I say about Trump as something I (not a leftist at all) am selling, where as in my world I take it as extremely obvious reality. You could at least have the humility to accept that as what I objectively see (even if there might or might not be some bias there ).

By the way, many Trump supporters are not really "bad people." But that doesn't mean that they don't have fears and biases that I can see through and can not relate to. It also doesn't mean either that they are completely wrong about everything. We have different world views. That's all.
3295   clambo   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 22, 12:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That cartoon above is incorrect.

What we actually do is 1. manage our investments 2. travel 3. enjoy the company of females 4. explore various beaches along the coast (not usually the gulf coast) 5.engage in boating, sailing, etc. 6. wonder how envious losers can go through life being so miserable.

I don't watch Fox news, why would I? I prefer to watch something more interesting or entertaining depending on my mood.
3296   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 22, 5:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says

Pathetic simpleton?

People do judge you on the words you use.
3297   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 22, 5:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hircus says
leftist policies and candidates really really suck a fat one right now.

That's an understatement!
Kamala Harris as an example.
3298   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 22, 6:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says

But not an illegal alien.
3300   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 22, 7:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says

The main conclusion was just because we couldn't find evidence does not mean he's not guilty.
3301   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 22, 7:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
marcus says

The main conclusion was just because we couldn't find evidence does not mean he's not guilty.

Don't forget, Russia hacked DNC emails because crowdstrike, an alphabet funded left-wing activist group said so. The FBI don't need to see no stinking servers, no way. Crowdstrike said so.
3315   mostly_reader   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 23, 6:58am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

> marcus

Oh boy. You can't not know that you are spreading lies.

Question: US is racist compare to what other countries? What countries are less racist than US? Japan, Mexico, Russia, China, Poland, Germany, South Africa?
Answer: US is among the least racist countries out there. Probably the least racist among those of geopolitical significance. By any objective measure it's also trending in the proper direction. It's been so good lately that agenda-oriented folks had to resort to fake crimes.

Patrick must've been scratching his head for years, how to combine freedom of speech with existence of propaganda trolls.
3316   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 23, 7:22am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

America is just about the least racist country in the world. Definitely near the top.

The most racist country? India.

3317   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 23, 7:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When you do not have an argument, claim racism. After all, even Nancy Pelosi does not like women of color.
3318   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Jul 23, 8:47am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sorry Marcus your Race Card has been declined, do you have another valid form of argument?

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