And Now ... Politics!

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Eternal_Lament:
Oddly enough, I'm pretty sure Death co-opting with the Republican news is the exact plot to the new Devil May Cry. That one panel looks to be a better story than what's being shown in DMC.

You sir, have just won this thread. I fucking love you.

That is all.

paketep:

NinjaDeathSlap:
and this is why 'The Newsroom' is the best thing to have come on TV for a long time.

Amen, brother.

It's funny to think that Republicans today would call almost any Republican from 10 years ago a disgusting socialist. Hell, by their standards today, Reagan was a goddamned liberal.

On second thought, no, it's not that funny.

My favorite part was when Will described the Tea Party as the right-wing version of the more militant hippy movements of the 60's, only now we're giving them seats in Congress. It's accurate to a really quite worrying degree.

mad825:
The left are too far right in the UK in my opinion.

Compared to American politics, even our Tories look like moderate liberals, just sayin'.

Boobies..
...

boobies..everywhar

<--politically retarded >_>

mmiller1114:
If you think that's funny Then you should see whats goes down during election season. I always thought politics was like if the cast of dragon ball z was replaced by a bunch of old rich dudes, 5 hours of yelling and spamming flaming money balls at each other.

That brought me to tears. So beautifully written and well said. Carry on good sir.
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Some day, I may just hear a news reporter actually say that very line and read it off professionally.
"A metric ****ton of heroin" Haha just reading that made me laugh.

Speaking of which, I think I might just understand the comic's joke. Probably don't but politics will be politics where anyone's action is accounted against you along with politicians and presidents running in election won't say what they'll improve but point out, "Vote for me, the other guy is worse and kill babies!" ect.

Ohlookit'sMatty:
Does the bill to outlaw death make it illegal to die or make that Death himself is illegal which means he'll be in jail& therefore not able to kill people?

-M

It means they tried to declare that Death is an illegal immigrant so they can deport his ass back to The Forgelands. *drum rimshot*

B Goy:
You forgot blind Thatcher-hate based on nothing.

You mean aside from that part where she destroyed an entire industry, leaving crippled and dying towns strewn across the north?

And what about Canadians? How would you make the joke relate to us better?

B Goy:
You forgot blind Thatcher-hate based on nothing.

Except the many, many evil things she did.

FLAME WAR TIME!

I agree with Homeless_Frank muffins are tasty!

Hollyday:
Never mind Susanna Reid, get a load of this stunner

Now that is a hot piece of ass, love me some o' that chocolate!

OT. I got the joke and I'm Australian so I guess I'm one of those internet dwellers.
The joke at the bottom can also work for Australia, just get rid of all special effects, make everyone mega ugly and replace everything else with something like the carbon tax.

Mon dieu - a comic on the Internet that pokes fun at BOTH parties? How original!

(Good job, in case it wasn't clear)

B Goy:
You forgot TOTALLY REASONABLE AND JUSTIFIED Thatcher-hate based on THE FACT THAT SHE IS LUCIFER INCARNATE, EATS BABIES AND STEALS LITTLE CHILDREN'S MILK!

You made a few typos, bro, I fixed them for you.

Solo-Wing:
And what about Canadians? How would you make the joke relate to us better?

Replace the Republican with a robot overlord and the democrat with a former (as in deceased) cancer patient?

I miss Jack Layton. We don't really have any prominent political figures who can at least appear to not be totally evil with him gone.

Grey Carter:

B Goy:
You forgot blind Thatcher-hate based on nothing.

You mean aside from that part where she destroyed an entire industry, leaving crippled and dying towns strewn across the north?

Oh hooray. As if the escapist didn't have enough subjects to flame about already, we're bringing Thatcher here too?

*sigh*... I guess I'll go get the popcorn.

Look, Thatcher was not the most sympathetic of leaders I'll admit, but the binary, black and white way that she is portrayed by everyone really gets on my tits. She came into power at a time where the economy was in the toilet, and much of the heavy, primary industry that had been the backbone of Britain's economy in the past was looking more and more unsustainable, not helped by the Unions having hijacked the entire system in order to hold the country to ransom over nothing every other week. Would you be sympathetic if you had to deal with sanctimonious dinosaurs like Arthur Scargill every day?

For better or worse, she was what she needed to be at the time; and as unsympathetic as she might have appeared, when you take her background into account she probably understood what life for the working classes better than any Prime Minister who has followed her, Labour or Tory (and she had more balls than the lot of them put together to boot).

Defining Thatcher's entire time in office as just her being mean to the Miners and nothing else is as foolish and selective as defining Tony Blair's as just Iraq and nothing else...

Oh wait, we do that too.

TehKnifeh:

I find that offensive yet accurate

Complete agreement.

At least we have the foresight to place all our right wing nutters into one small, easily ignored party though.

Capatcha: Hallowed Ground. The previous one, which I refreshed away from shortly before realising what it said was "know your paradoxes"

Switch Mr. Bellend with a metaphor for the dying middle class and I think this comic would be perfect. Oh, and switch the Right's argument to implications that everything would be fine if we just ended women's suffrage.

American politics is sooo funny. Pretty much the only reason why I can claim to kinda keep up.

saintdane05:

Bertylicious:
Screw you man, Lords reform is important!

With this post, the next flame war starts.

I remember the original Billy Joel.

THIS ROCKS!!! I was laughing so hard I had to keep rewinding because I was missing stuff. I LOVE IT!!!

Eternal_Lament:
Oddly enough, I'm pretty sure Death co-opting with the Republican news is the exact plot to the new Devil May Cry. That one panel looks to be a better story than what's being shown in DMC.

I want to bear your children.

Nevermind my gender; we'll find a way.

Lord Beautiful:

Eternal_Lament:
Oddly enough, I'm pretty sure Death co-opting with the Republican news is the exact plot to the new Devil May Cry. That one panel looks to be a better story than what's being shown in DMC.

I want to bear your children.

Nevermind my gender; we'll find a way.

Do you read Oglaf? If Kronar found a way we can too

sky news is just as flashy we have that in Britain ;)

Our news is just as full of spin its just a lot more subtle.

I like America I really do and I know many Americans watch and think "How are people buying this propaganda?" when they watch the news because, it is so blatant over their. I was in America when they got Osama and the news was like the end scene out of Return of the Jedi, people waving American flags and cheering in the streets. Like Darth Bin Laden has been destroyed, weew.

British news just covers things selectively and gives really misleading headlines, 'cos people have adhd now and never read articles.

They never interview people who represent the real public either. They will interview single mothers with huge house that are on benefits, while the slant of the report is aww shes broke, they are there to show off a real big nice expensive looking house that's on the tax payer's budget.

I live up north I know what it's like to live on benefits it's not nice. 200 a month if you are under 25 otherwise 280

Eternal_Lament:

Lord Beautiful:

Eternal_Lament:
Oddly enough, I'm pretty sure Death co-opting with the Republican news is the exact plot to the new Devil May Cry. That one panel looks to be a better story than what's being shown in DMC.

I want to bear your children.

Nevermind my gender; we'll find a way.

Do you read Oglaf? If Kronar found a way we can too

I do not. After looking it up and seeing the homepage's comic (slut-surrounded cabin), I've decided that may change.

Valanthe:

saintdane05:

Bertylicious:
Screw you man, Lords reform is important!

With this post, the next flame war starts.

I love that song!

Also, awesome comic, as a Canadian, American politics are like newspaper funnies, they're way more interesting and hilarious than anything else in the papers.

I have no idea how our politics became this way...

Should I be proud or sad that other countries view our political process as entertainment television?

Mrm. I love to smell that political bias on a gaming site in the evening.

Well i'm with homeless frank on this one.

Grey Carter:

B Goy:
You forgot blind Thatcher-hate based on nothing.

You mean aside from that part where she destroyed an entire industry, leaving crippled and dying towns strewn across the north?

You mean when Harold Wilson closed down more mines (~36,000 per year between 1964-1970) then Thatcher ever did (12,500 per year), or when she aided in the re-starting of the car industry by sending the Nissan plant to the North East instead of an area where she could have sent it to an area where she could have increased Tory support. Under Wilson, coal output went from 200 million tonnes to 140 million tonnes while under Thatcher it went from 105 million tonnes to 85 million tonnes.

I'm not going to say that Thatcher was perfect. I'm trying to say that many people hate Thatcher because not only did she do her reforms, against all opposition, but she won and her lack of charisma and "like it or lump it" attitude meant people were turned away. Not only that, but the left never got their scalp, instead of losing an election badly due to poll tax and other things, she just got overthrown in an internal affair due to Europe. This caused dislike to turn into hatred in some quarters and causes ludicrous hyperbole to emerge such as "Thatcha stole mah milk so I'll dance on 'er grave" (not that I'm accusing you of such things) from some who were only children or not even born during the 80s. To those who go "MILK-SNATCHER" I direct you to Patrick Walker. who began the process and Shirley Williams, who completed it, for that.

The hate mostly comes from a source of comfort, what's honestly better to hear, "Sorry but years of stagnating industry and overly arrogant, ideological trade union leaders have meant that the economy is in the crapper and the necessary solution involves you guys failing, sorry but thems the brakes" or "FATCHA RUINED EVERYTHING! The 70s were awesome and everyone was happy until she came in, hate her and forget about that depressing crap"? It does happen on the other end of the spectrum. Thatcher was far more pro-Europe then the Telegraph likes to think and she u-turned and negotiated a lot more then people think but the Thatcher-hate outweighes the Thatcher-love sometimes.

Just a point of interest. A metricfuckton, or more properly a fucktonne, is heavier than the imperial fuckton by over 200 fuckpounds.

Hagi:
I don't really get it.

Then again, that kinda sums up my whole understanding of American politics.

If it makes you feel any better, it also sums up about 80% of all Americans' understanding of American politics as well.

Vivi22:

Solo-Wing:
And what about Canadians? How would you make the joke relate to us better?

Replace the Republican with a robot overlord and the democrat with a former (as in deceased) cancer patient?

I miss Jack Layton. We don't really have any prominent political figures who can at least appear to not be totally evil with him gone.

I wouldn't be surprised if Harper did turn out to be a robot. How else do you explain why his hair never moves?

Also, I have to say that I miss Jack Layton as well. He was a good guy.

I really hate election years. I have to watch BBC and Aljazeera for any non-election news about the United States. I wish I was kidding.

Solo-Wing:
And what about Canadians? How would you make the joke relate to us better?

I wouldn't. I just point you to Loading Ready Run(the Monday sketch comedy and Wednesday "news" guys, and tell you to look on their site about voting and stuff. Given the fact that well over 95% of the US is winner take all, then it's not possible to compare(and pretty terrible for us actually).

Of course, there's so much we'd need to do to hep reform the US system that sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just start over again, using better government models.

Not American, but I don't get the "civil disobedience" part. Don't liberals support that?

Grey Carter:

B Goy:
You forgot blind Thatcher-hate based on nothing.

You mean aside from that part where she destroyed an entire industry, leaving crippled and dying towns strewn across the north?

So what if they lost their jobs and livelihoods and where they live was turned into a pit of unemployed despair. That's no reason to take it out on the person that caused it. Still, haters gonna hate I suppose. Bloody northern haters, giving thatcher a bad name.

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