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  1. I wonder what @rarity thinks of Kid Rock talking about running for senate.

    about 13 days ago from web
    1. @awl @rarity I'm GLAD all these idiots from outside of politics are trying (and succeeding) to get elected. I hope they screw up so badly that people never ever want an outsider again.

      about 13 days ago from web
      1. @mrmattimation Even though I don't agree with the film Idiocracy nor subscribe to the idea that we're getting dumber, man with this continuing fad it is difficult not to draw connecting lines. But hey if this is the way we learn (hopefully) that this is bad, then we'll just have to bear it.

        about 13 days ago from web
        1. @awl This is not a new or original thought, but I firmly believe we've been going in this sort of direction since ~2008 and that it's going to sort of die off in the next couple of years. Obama was elected on a very similar note to Trump, and Trump was elected on a very similar platform to what a lot of these celebrities and other outsiders will try to run on in 2018 and 2020. We're very much in a "that old thing sucks, let's replace everything" state of mind right now, which I think was part of Hillary's problem. She ran her campaign in a way that made her seem like Obama II, so it was very easy for her opponents—both Trump and Sander—to say "everything sucks and she won't do anything about it".

          about 13 days ago from web
          1. @mrmattimation Well I'd say the whole "that old thing sucks" state of mind has certainly been amplified in the States but isn't new. How many candidates in history have run on a similar premise of Change?

            If these current idiots got things done and weren't crass in the processes I wouldn't mind as much, but it's like the respectful position and playings of Western statesmanhood is thrown out the window.

            about 13 days ago from web