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Props to PSA Stitch for making this supercut:

I didn't think I could neatly fit this in either "Fav" or "Fail" (because PSA deserves props while the Black Israelites deserve mockery).  By extension we can mock leftists for their objectively absurd standards of what constitutes bigotry.

Seriously, just look up this hashtag on Twitter and play this video:

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
A video from PSA Stitch:

Putting aside objections to the existence of government ...

-Punishing a business for simply complying with hostile boycotts is NOT good policy as it puts pressure on said business to shut down operations in either our own or foreign countries.  Doing so means either country loses tax revenue.  As far as this video is concerned, if a business shuts down in an Arab League country it will make the USA even less popular in said Arab country.  To be sure, certain actions, absolutely should not be permitted for the sake of compliance with foreign regulations such as providing personally identifying information without explicit written consent or sound justification otherwise.  Tax deductions for fines levied by foreign governments would also be a good idea.
Then again legislators aren't reliable when it comes to writing sound policy, nor revising it when it's obviously broken.

-The explanation provided for the GOP's support of Israel is based solely on one side of the equation.  Yes it is true that most evangelions evangelicals believe that Israel is linked to end times (per the book of Revelations in the New Testament).  Yes it is true that evangelions evangelicals vote heavily in favor the GOP.

BBBuuuuuut ...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Evangelions Evangelicals make up only less than 1% of the population and only slightly more than a third of GOP voter base (2016 election numbers)

Factoring in the numbers cited by Stitch, that means only around a quarter of the GOP voter base their support on End Times prophecy.  Nothing to sneeze at sure, but he also points out that the Democrats also support Israel to an extent.  All of these reasons make me doubt that End Times prophecy was enough for states to enact laws prohibiting the boycotting of Israel.

It could simply be the case that most people support Israel either for business opportunities or that they simply do not want to see the same kind of mass exodus that led to the creation of Israel in the first place or both.  Though I admit to speculation, if it really is the latter case it would make the whole "End Times" prophecy justification moot.

Nonetheless both State and Federal laws are bad policy while the former is undeniably unjust.

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:46:13 PM »
Sargon of Akkad of course is for closed borders.


-Publicly funded infrastructure is not legitimate due to the mere ethical problems with taxation.
-Private property can be enforced WITHOUT the government.  That's why it's called a right to keep and bear arms.  To say otherwise is a false dichotomy.
-Close down the borders and it is GUARANTEED that "upper class" will see the "working class" as entitled and indolent.  After all, that "working class" is willing to keep otherwise industrious and eager individuals out of the labor market just to boost their own wages.
-More problems with this video, but I could go on.

Call yourself a "liberal" all you want Sargon, positions like these betray the little slivers of Marxism in you.  After all, Karl Marx himself did advocate for sealed off borders.

The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 4 November 2018
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:46:12 PM »
"You don't actually think they spend $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?"

President - "Why wasn't I told about this?"
SecDef - "Two words Mr. President: 'Plausible' 'Deniability'."

General Discussion / Nonsense from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
« on: October 24, 2018, 03:32:17 AM »
I was thinking about nominating this video for Idiot Extraordinaire (like I've done a lot), but it seemed like such low hanging fruit that it could've easily been trumped (no pun intended) by something else.  Instead why not start a thread focused on every dumb thing said by "Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she is a special kind of stupid.  What better than her likening combatting global warming, to that of the Nazis.

I think we should call this woman "La Socialista"

General Discussion / Re: Most misdirected political robocall
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:08:08 AM »
I'm currently in Arizona and a former resident of Texas.  I'm getting robocalls from politicians in Texas.

First the garbage (as you would expect from the flaming dumpster that is Jimmy Kimmel Live) from Lynzy Lab:

Then the excellent turd-"polishing and gold-plating" from average sane people like Kylee Zempel:

Sure it's a pro-conservative message, but all worthy rhetorical swipes at SJWs deserve praise.

More than $4 BILLION loss in market cap (2%)!  It looks like it's stopped falling (for now), but the new trend seems to be burning Nike products in public.

This is going to be about as good for Nike as the mistakenly elected Justin Trudeau's effusive praise for Fidel Castro.

Yeah come to think of it, Nike is the bigger idiot here.  No doubt this campaign simply reinforces the notion that Kaepernick is just a whiny cry baby, but at least HE didn't lose BILLIONS of dollars.  This is meme-able but I haven't found this being applied to Communism/Socialism.

Colin Kaepernick's new slogan:

Well Mr. Kaepernick you can enjoy your pointless idiot sacrifice.


Pop quiz time: What do you do when get caught plagiarizing a YouTube channel's review of a certain game?
Do you?
a) Accept fading into temporary obscurity to reconsider your career options
b) Make a sincere apology video as part of a genuine effort to regain good graces with the general public
c) Make an insincere non-apology video while challenging others to find more evidence of your plagiarism

Well if you picked "c", then congratulations moron you just earned a nomination for Idiot Extraordinaire!

This travesty started out when someone noticed Filip Miucin, now ex-IGN editor because of this, plagiarized Boomstick Channel's review of a new game called Dead Cells:

As of writing this I can't do side-by-sides as a lot of Filip's videos have been removed (props to IGN btw, as no one really should be hosting plagiarism).

Filip's non-apology:

From the video:
You can keep looking Kotaku, and please let me know if you find anything.

...and keep on looking Kotaku and others did!!!

A review of Fire Emblem Warriors:

Metroid - Samus Returns (here I can do side-by-side as Filip has this review on his own channel):

Original Review by Engadget

Filip's "original" review:

He even plagiarized his own resume!

I like how, in this conversation focused on BS ad placements in YouTube videos, I fed into this tangent on video game bugs.  To me YouTube's "integer rollover" was going from user and content friendly upstart website to yet another big corporation that will police its users' content whenever it wants to and for stupid reasons (and top of the other BS).

We live in an age where you can get flagged as a racist for stating that you should attack the Indians in Civilization (from first to most recent versions), before they reach the modern era...why are you looking for sense?

EDIT: btw, this is what this refers to:

Could it be that YouTube is experiencing it's own "integer rollover"?

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: July 28, 2018, 05:06:37 AM »
I've been wondering if you were ever planning getting around to any of Black Pigeon Speak's videos.  In any case here's a video where he REALLY goes off the rails!

1) The title's about radical individualism, yet I'm not sure where exactly he talks about radical individualism.  I'm instead left with the impression that any form of individualism is just radical in current circumstances.

2) He points to the most obvious and abhorrent manifestations of identity politics (Antifa), and yet says that identity politics is inevitable and required for survival.  Couldn't it just be the that people who associate with groups like Antifa are just horrible?

3) Either he's never actually seen any of Jordan Peterson's videos or has the most extremely bizarre Strawman understanding of Jordan Peterson's ideas.  Back to point 1, what exactly is so "radical" about Dr Peterson's ideas let alone individualism?

4) He closes out saying "the solutions are there to the nightmare of identity politics".  So which is it navyhato (his alias on Twitter), are identity politics a:
-bad thing, OR
-a necessary evil
And seriously "look back to go forward"?  What is that supposed to mean?

The Big Lebowski concludes my thoughts perfectly:

The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 10 June 2018
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:18:20 AM »
So, what would an un-narrow ruling have looked like?
Ruling that the mere existence of the Civil Rights Commission is unconstitutional, or that the government cannot forbid any business from refusing patronage from anyone for bigoted reasons.

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