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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5fSSRkVtDY

    edit: in regards to the Lt. governor

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    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Gundi wrote: »
    I ended up listening to that whole talk.

    That really means a lot to me, thank you!

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Couscous wrote: »
    They are really choosing this hill to die on.


    Or what? Gonna secede, Texas? Never heard that one before.

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Gatsby wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    I ended up listening to that whole talk.

    That really means a lot to me, thank you!
    oh and just wanna say

    "You're awesome!"

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Yeah I did as well Jules, you did great

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    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    I sure hope so! I was nervous as hell!

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    ArtoriaArtoria Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    They are really choosing this hill to die on.


    Or what? Gonna secede, Texas? Never heard that one before.

    You laugh but that (secession) was 6 votes short of being on the Texas' GOP party platform. I've pretty much given up all hope of any sanity from them at this point.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Fuckin' let them secede.

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Well if they were to ever seriously try (which would basically have to involve armed revolt because the federal government is never, ever gonna give an okay for states to leave the union) the only result would be federal troops and martial law. Which would be bad for a lot of people. Especially people leading secession attempts.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    dragonsama wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    They are really choosing this hill to die on.


    Or what? Gonna secede, Texas? Never heard that one before.

    You laugh but that (secession) was 6 votes short of being on the Texas' GOP party platform. I've pretty much given up all hope of any sanity from them at this point.

    No, that's why I laugh. They cry secession all the time. Even if they successfully voted for it, the realities of doing it are VERY DIFFERENT from saying you're gonna do it so, to me, it's always carried the same tone of severity as a six year old declaring they're gonna run away from home.

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    CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Odds that the National Guard gets sent in to escort transgender people to their bathrooms? :razz:

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    That's not so funny when people are literally getting assaulted in restrooms by security and police.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    There's actually a non-zero chance of that kind of thing happening

    Like modern people with no sense of history crack jokes about the National Guard escorting someone somewhere but the reality is that the history of that is because racists were not only insanely opposed to integrated schools they were physically blocking black students from access, the governor was supporting the racists and actually initially used the National Guard to block black students.

    It only changed when the President, in response, federalized the Arkansas National Guard, to make them escort the students to class and assist integration instead of obstruct it.

    It was not an overreaction by the federal government. It was the state government being out of their fucking minds and literally using the forces of state to resist progress.

    Almost like... right now.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    There's actually a non-zero chance of that kind of thing happening

    Like modern people with no sense of history crack jokes about the National Guard escorting someone somewhere but the reality is that the history of that is because racists were not only insanely opposed to integrated schools they were physically blocking black students from access, the governor was supporting the racists and actually initially used the National Guard to block black students.

    It only changed when the President, in response, federalized the Arkansas National Guard, to make them escort the students to class and assist integration instead of obstruct it.

    It was not an overreaction by the federal government. It was the state government being out of their fucking minds and literally using the forces of state to resist progress.

    Almost like... right now.

    I'm glad you know so much of this kind of stuff, as it lessens my ignorance a little bit each day.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Canada makin' us look bad again.

    I'd say we're making us look bad and Canada's just politely embarrassed to have to live next door. They're the Ned Flanders to our Homer Simpson.

    so they're all secretly super ripped?

    where's my passport

    have you SEEN the prime minister

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    MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Canada makin' us look bad again.

    I'd say we're making us look bad and Canada's just politely embarrassed to have to live next door. They're the Ned Flanders to our Homer Simpson.

    so they're all secretly super ripped?

    where's my passport

    have you SEEN the prime minister

    :tell_me_more: So dreeeammy

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    GnizmoGnizmo Registered User regular
    Gundi wrote: »
    Well if they were to ever seriously try (which would basically have to involve armed revolt because the federal government is never, ever gonna give an okay for states to leave the union) the only result would be federal troops and martial law. Which would be bad for a lot of people. Especially people leading secession attempts.

    Like there was a whole war over the right of a state to seceed from the union (amongst other things). It went pretty poorly for everyone involved. Much worse for the side that opted to try and leave.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Canada makin' us look bad again.

    I'd say we're making us look bad and Canada's just politely embarrassed to have to live next door. They're the Ned Flanders to our Homer Simpson.

    It's more of a Wilson/Tim Taylor situation.

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    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    *bangs fists on table* Post it! Post it! Post it! Post it! Post it! Post it!*



    * somewhere

    Well you asked for it


    A talk I gave at AIT (Academy of Information Technology) for their Rainbow Week event about my own personal experiences growing up and realising I'm transgender, coming out, and everything that's happened since so far.

    This was purely from my own perspective about my own history, I am no spokesperson nor representative of any groups or people within the transgender community.

    Okay I had to fix the audio because I got a few comments on how quiet it was, so yeah here's the new version!

    Gatsby on
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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Dude actually used a pro-gun slogan to defend bathroom bigotry.

    This will end well.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular


    Damn lieberal media, with their gotcha questions such as "Why"

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    Couscous wrote: »
    They are really choosing this hill to die on.


    C..come and take what, exactly? Our...bathrooms? Our wieners? They can god damned have mine if they want it, I certainly don't

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    the slight editing on that had me in stitches

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    SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    The alignment and the fact that the divider line isn't centered underneath the star is kinda making me twitch

    (That is probably the most pointless problem with that image, but still)

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    SilverWind wrote: »
    The alignment and the fact that the divider line isn't centered underneath the star is kinda making me twitch

    (That is probably the most pointless problem with that image, but still)

    DAMMIT WHY DID YOU POINT THIS OUT?

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    That's some fucking slap some clipart together in Word 2007 and everything is off center because you're trying to do layouts in a word processor bad

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    SilverWind wrote: »
    The alignment and the fact that the divider line isn't centered underneath the star is kinda making me twitch

    (That is probably the most pointless problem with that image, but still)

    I didn't know it was possible to be more pissed about this but here we are

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fuckin' let them secede.

    Theyd be taken over by mexico in 48 hours and national sentiment over here would be totally "Fuck them" so we'd let it happen

    Not to mention they'd lose a huge chunk of population and land just because theres no way the whole state would want to secede.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fuckin' let them secede.

    Theyd be taken over by mexico in 48 hours and national sentiment over here would be totally "Fuck them" so we'd let it happen

    Not to mention they'd lose a huge chunk of population and land just because theres no way the whole state would want to secede.
    We would go to war with Mexico within the week. Partially because of conservatives and the whole illegal immigration thing, partly because Texas processes and has a shitload of the United States' oil.

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    pffft no Mexico wouldn't invade

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fuckin' let them secede.

    Please don't, I like the countryside here free from lead poisoning.

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    MuddypawsMuddypaws Lactodorum, UKRegistered User regular
    "Come and take it" sounds wonderfully gay.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fuckin' let them secede.

    Theyd be taken over by mexico in 48 hours and national sentiment over here would be totally "Fuck them" so we'd let it happen

    Not to mention they'd lose a huge chunk of population and land just because theres no way the whole state would want to secede.

    Yep, it'd be Tejas again REAL fuckin' quick.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    I think it would be cool if we didn't talk about secession in this thread 'cause it's really complicated and maybe some people don't understand the extent of their bold "fuckem" claims

    Maybe focus more on where I go do pee when I visit my parents, let alone the poor trans still living in the state, by choice or circumstance

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    Those are some hiked up pants

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    I think it would be cool if we didn't talk about secession in this thread 'cause it's really complicated and maybe some people don't understand the extent of their bold "fuckem" claims

    Maybe focus more on where I go do pee when I visit my parents, let alone the poor trans still living in the state, by choice or circumstance

    Do...do you go pee in the cat box?

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    I think it would be cool if we didn't talk about secession in this thread 'cause it's really complicated and maybe some people don't understand the extent of their bold "fuckem" claims

    Maybe focus more on where I go do pee when I visit my parents, let alone the poor trans still living in the state, by choice or circumstance

    Do...do you go pee in the cat box?

    the focus of that sentence is more the state that her parents live in

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    I think it would be cool if we didn't talk about secession in this thread 'cause it's really complicated and maybe some people don't understand the extent of their bold "fuckem" claims

    Maybe focus more on where I go do pee when I visit my parents, let alone the poor trans still living in the state, by choice or circumstance

    Do...do you go pee in the cat box?

    probably not the best time for jokes

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    I think it would be cool if we didn't talk about secession in this thread 'cause it's really complicated and maybe some people don't understand the extent of their bold "fuckem" claims

    Maybe focus more on where I go do pee when I visit my parents, let alone the poor trans still living in the state, by choice or circumstance

    Do...do you go pee in the cat box?

    probably not the best time for jokes

    You're almost certainly right, maybe shooting for levity there wasn't great.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Seriously, every fucking time. Every time conservatives fight tooth and nail against some aspect of social progress, shouting from the rooftops that the very fabric of the country will disintegrate if slavery ends/women get the vote/same sex marriage passes. And every time it finally happens despite them, and everything is fine, and they just blink for a few seconds and go "OK, but this NEXT thing, definitely this is the one that will set every square inch of America on fire."

    They're like a three-year-old who has a tantrum when he has to stop playing and go to bed, and then zonks out in two minutes flat because he's so tired, and then throws the same fucking tantrum again the next night. Except in the case of the three-year-old, you don't hold it against him because his brain hasn't finished growing yet. I don't know what the Republican party's excuse is for being so blindly pig-ignorant of the entire course of history.

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