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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    the scotsman's wife is considered a greater warrior than both jack and her hubby put together.
    Well she isn't. She is little more than a fat raging hormone. I'm just surprised that daughters spawned from her are actually attractive.
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    Physically grabbing an released Black Hole to stop it is like throwing a sandwich at Galactus to stop him.
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    I stand by my belief of Toriyama seeing a certain match online and going "Oh Yeah?!"
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    Every time you say the name of some kind of nonsense martial art, an angel gets its wings, and Val Armorr learns the martial art, retroactively founds it, then super karates the angel unconscious with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu_of_R'lyeh View Post
    North American Politics?

    Pretty sure our God King, Baby Hands, dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon in our arsenal, on Syria... After saying multiple times that wouldn't happen.

    I think?

    I don't really care.

    That was basically one big PR stunt as he didn't hit any major targets. Just the railings or w/e of an air base(but not the air base itself). Said railings are probably all repaired by now.

    We got Curly over in Russia, Larry in America, and Moe in North Korea. Things aren't looking to good here.
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    Well that's dumb. If you're going to drop a super bomb, at least hit something valuable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The MunchKING View Post
    Well that's dumb. If you're going to drop a super bomb, at least hit something valuable...
    It's because he doesn't actually care. This was a PR stunt to make himself look good while trying not to piss Curly off too much.
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    Well then you don't need to waste a Super Bomb. Ordinary bombs will put craters in concrete easily enough and are a lot less expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The MunchKING View Post
    Well then you don't need to waste a Super Bomb. Ordinary bombs will put craters in concrete easily enough and are a lot less expensive.
    Its Trump. Even a PR stunt has to be big and expensive.
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    Dumb and wasteful, pretty much exactly how I'd already described it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Well she isn't. She is little more than a fat raging hormone. I'm just surprised that daughters spawned from her are actually attractive.
    she utterly wrecked a massive robot army and their leader when both jack and the scotsman were both tired and both admitted that they didn't have a chance of surviving the battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Okay, worse than Canada, where we've had two unelected PM's in office in my time, but them NOT actually establishing a new mandate.
    Just to clarify, it's basically twice in the last decade. Gordon Brown after Tony Blair quit during his term and now Theresa May after David Cameron quit during his term.

    Our politics have been a bit flaky recently (following a period of about 30 years with just three different prime ministers).

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Ugh. Okay, poor choice. Would have been better behind the scenes, I guess.
    Worse. At best he should have been the flaky old uncle who acts as the voice of Labour's left-wing conscience. As it is, he's an extreme (by British standards, which aren't very) socialist figure who's polarised the party and made them effectively unelectable.

    The difficulty is, unlike in say, US politics, in the UK very few people actually join a political party in that sense. And those that do tend to be the more hardcore activist types. Corbyn stays as leader despite leadership challenges because the leadership is chosen by the membership, and in Labour's case that means the politicised hardcore left wing. He really appeals to those people, because he speaks their language. In fact he's an almost messianic figure for the 'Corbynistas'. But if you want to win an election, it's not your hardcore membership you need to appeal to. They'll vote for you anyway (although I've actually heard people say that they're lifelong Labour members but won't vote while Corbyn's in charge). What you need is to appeal to the middle-ground. And Corbyn's 1970s-style socialism doesn't do that. It alienates them.

    Then you factor in some of the clownish thing that have happened (the furore around stupid stunts like making a video where he was 'forced' to sit on the floor of a train carriage to make a point about over-crowding on trains, without realising that the on-board security cameras obviously tracked him walking past several empty seats to find that space on the floor) and his credibility is not high. One botched coup involved the party chairman having to be called back from the Glastonbury Festival (I kid you not) to try and take control of the party in-fighting.

    The parliamentary Labour Party, i.e. the actual MPs, are largely opposed to Corbyn as they actually have some political acumen and realise that losing their constituency is not what they want (mainly because they'll lose their job and pay-check in the process).

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    Hardly surprising and makes sense, okay.
    Labour's implosion has completely handed Scotland to the party that want Scotland to be independent.

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    You need to follow Canadian - and Québec - politics more.
    Yeah, for such an otherwise sane and polite nation, you guys seem to do political disasters pretty spectacularly.

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    Gotcha.
    Suffice to say, Northern Ireland politics is possibly a bigger shambles than Westminster and Edinburgh politics, if that's possible.

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    Bit of a Hail Mary, or likely?
    Not really a Hail Mary, because it's actually more of a sure thing. Labour are SUCH a mess at the moment that the Conservatives (who are the Tories, if that's not clear to non-Brits) will possibly never have a better chance to crush the opposition. They also have haemorrhaged voters to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in recent years, so now that Brexit has been triggered, UKIP is kinda struggling to figure out its new raison d'être and what it stands for, so the Conservatives can also stamp out the loony right-wingers as well. It's a perfect political storm for the Tories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Ouch.
    The left is so fragmented now that the only way the Tories will have any focused opposition is if they start to provide it themselves. Which isn't as unlikely as it sounds. Never underestimate the Tory back-benchers' ability to attack and undermine their own party.

    It's a bit embarrassing, overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu_of_R'lyeh View Post
    Pretty sure our God King, Baby Hands, dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon in our arsenal, on Syria... After saying multiple times that wouldn't happen..
    Wrong country.

    I mean, we did bomb Syria, but the MOAB was used in Afghanistan and I can't really fault that one because those tunnels are a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Just to clarify, it's basically twice in the last decade. Gordon Brown after Tony Blair quit during his term and now Theresa May after David Cameron quit during his term.

    Our politics have been a bit flaky recently (following a period of about 30 years with just three different prime ministers).


    Worse. At best he should have been the flaky old uncle who acts as the voice of Labour's left-wing conscience. As it is, he's an extreme (by British standards, which aren't very) socialist figure who's polarised the party and made them effectively unelectable.

    The difficulty is, unlike in say, US politics, in the UK very few people actually join a political party in that sense. And those that do tend to be the more hardcore activist types. Corbyn stays as leader despite leadership challenges because the leadership is chosen by the membership, and in Labour's case that means the politicised hardcore left wing. He really appeals to those people, because he speaks their language. In fact he's an almost messianic figure for the 'Corbynistas'. But if you want to win an election, it's not your hardcore membership you need to appeal to. They'll vote for you anyway (although I've actually heard people say that they're lifelong Labour members but won't vote while Corbyn's in charge). What you need is to appeal to the middle-ground. And Corbyn's 1970s-style socialism doesn't do that. It alienates them.

    Then you factor in some of the clownish thing that have happened (the furore around stupid stunts like making a video where he was 'forced' to sit on the floor of a train carriage to make a point about over-crowding on trains, without realising that the on-board security cameras obviously tracked him walking past several empty seats to find that space on the floor) and his credibility is not high. One botched coup involved the party chairman having to be called back from the Glastonbury Festival (I kid you not) to try and take control of the party in-fighting.

    The parliamentary Labour Party, i.e. the actual MPs, are largely opposed to Corbyn as they actually have some political acumen and realise that losing their constituency is not what they want (mainly because they'll lose their job and pay-check in the process).


    Labour's implosion has completely handed Scotland to the party that want Scotland to be independent.


    Yeah, for such an otherwise sane and polite nation, you guys seem to do political disasters pretty spectacularly.


    Suffice to say, Northern Ireland politics is possibly a bigger shambles than Westminster and Edinburgh politics, if that's possible.


    Not really a Hail Mary, because it's actually more of a sure thing. Labour are SUCH a mess at the moment that the Conservatives (who are the Tories, if that's not clear to non-Brits) will possibly never have a better chance to crush the opposition. They also have haemorrhaged voters to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in recent years, so now that Brexit has been triggered, UKIP is kinda struggling to figure out its new raison d'être and what it stands for, so the Conservatives can also stamp out the loony right-wingers as well. It's a perfect political storm for the Tories.


    The left is so fragmented now that the only way the Tories will have any focused opposition is if they start to provide it themselves. Which isn't as unlikely as it sounds. Never underestimate the Tory back-benchers' ability to attack and undermine their own party.

    It's a bit embarrassing, overall.
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    Also, you guys know we have a political thread right?
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    So the town house complex I live in caught fire last night, badly, my house was damaged and my cars pretty much a melted pile of slag, but no one got hurt which is what's important.

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    Oh, man. That sucks.

    Glad to hear no one was hurt though.

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