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Red Rick Dias · The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! ·

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  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    Preppy wrote: »
    "Get Rept" will change back when I figure out a better phrasing. Trying to figure out a good SF/FGC related phrase.

    What about "You Win", as a nod to the post-round announcement in some SF games?



  • Re: MVC Infinite Lounge: WHEN'S MAHVEL? SEPTEMBER 19!

    So I tried the demo a little more, and I... am becoming a little more optimistic about the game. X seems fun.
  • Re: MVC Infinite Lounge: WHEN'S MAHVEL? SEPTEMBER 19!

  • Re: MVC Infinite Lounge: WHEN'S MAHVEL? SEPTEMBER 19!

    Demo is up.

    Where?
  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    Preppy wrote: »
    I don't get why we have a certain segment of people who are jack-boot marching to the notion that trump can do no wrong.

    I'd like to offer some insights on this, from the perspective of the rural south.

    trump is an instrument of revenge for some voters in this area. For nearly a decade they have been told that Obama was literally the biblical anti-christ, who would utterly crush freedom and usher in the 'one world government' that would instate the 'mark of the beast' needed to engage in commerce. They have been told he is a muslim terrorist. That he would be part of some black uprising that would get white christians shipped off to FEMA death camps. So on and so forth; their identity was shaped into hating him and liberal causes as enemies to human decency. They truly, deeply hate him and anything associated with him. My own opinion on him, for the record, is mixed; I figure Obama has done some very bad things, but also some good stuff. I'm not the center of the topic, though; let's get back to the people you wonder about.

    Now, after eight years, Obama is understandably out of office. Now someone with a (r) after his name is in power. He ran on claims he would crush much of what Obama did, voiced the racism many others felt, and otherwise basically promised he was going to punish the people they hated. Now he's in and making aggressive moves against those people they were taught to hate, and they love it. One of the more enthusiastic remarks I heard from a coworker is that "someone tell the liberals to watch out, there's a new sheriff in town!"

    If they lose some faith in their instrument of revenge, then all of this has 'been for nothing' in their eyes. If you seriously believe someone is going to be your savior or at least going to ruin your enemies, wouldn't you be willing to do a lot of looking aside and dismissing any critique against that person? I bet a lot of us would.