January 27, 2017 at 11:06 am #55441
Are you guys actually putting a 20% flat tax on tacos? ARE YOU INSANE?
Also, you now officially have the most ridiculous president on earth, up there on par with Kim Jong Un and our long-time-gone-but-not-really Berlusconi.
January 30, 2017 at 7:12 pm #55442
That shit going on down there is fucking goddamn bananas. This reign of Hit-lite can’t end soon enough. It’s infecting our Conservative party too – Denis O’Leary is a low-rent Canadian reality TV star with no political background who is gunning for party leader – and his opponent, Kellie Leitch, applauds the racist, bigoted parts of Trump’s policies. O’Leary would probably be less of a monster, but he’s only running for himself so his policies will reflect populist policies. Trudeau needs to get his shit together or he’s not going to get reelected, and we’ll have Trump-lite as PM.
Also, every other European country needs to curb their nationalistic leaders. Seriously, the fuck are these people coming from?
February 10, 2017 at 8:26 am #55443
Well they’re coming from exactly the same place as Trump: white lower-middle class people’s belly. These are the guys who were accustomed to being a majority and being represented by a specific party. The novelty in Trump-like guys is that they are able to drain votes from two formerly opposing fields.
Middle-class conservatives always voted conservative and are increasingly shifting to the right out of fear of new minorities (arabs, latinos) gaining (perceived) economic and political power.
On the other hand, the working class traditionally voted left within a capitalist-worker dialectic. As long as the capitalist was the workers’ opponent the scheme held. Now the traditional relationship is no longer holding as the workers see a bigger menace in lower wage countries “stealing factories” or immigrant workers “stealing jobs”. This is the masterpiece of the capitalist class: driving the workers’ attention away from the real opponent to focus on a rearguard fight against someone poorer.
This plan was carefully carried out in the past 20-30 years by progressively demolishing public school, with the complicity of left wing leaders being apparently more interested in arguing with each other than in people’s troubles.
The problem is that now the plan seems to have backfired: the usual dominant classes are being overtaken (on the right wing) by guys who are more able than them in controlling the masses. Nothing too new: the awkward US republican nomination campaign was not much different from Germany’s 1933 elections, when conservatives thought they could handle Hitler’s “antics” and control him once he brought them to power.
I see no easy way of reversing this trend.
February 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm #55444
And Monique Powell released a Save Ferris EP with none of the original members – what’s with that?!?!
February 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm #55445
She could make a split record with RBF – that would increase the number of original members in either of the two bands by 1.
February 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm #55446
Nobody in her currently line up was ever in Reel Big Fish…?
February 24, 2017 at 9:53 am #55447
Yes, just a poor joke on how RBF have just one surviving original member as well.
March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm #55448
Oh I got you.
Yeah the creative days of RBF are long long gone. It seems like a job for AB at this point. Which is fine, they still play good music, but I don’t expect anything new to be all that good – a point proven by the majority of his past two releases.
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