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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    The funny thing about the Dr Seuss stuff is that Seuss was a liberal New Deal Democrat at the time, and many of his books were allegories about consumerism, environmentalism, the Cold War and the Red Scare, and about Civil Rights and racial equality. I can't recall the six books written (I've...
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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    Oh I took “Such silliness” as Chief’s commenting on the beliefs of the people I quoted, not his commenting on me. Maybe I’m wrong and am indeed silly for not recognising when I’m being insulted!
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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    Neera Tanden, Biden's appointee to the Office of Management and Budget (whose nomination is struggling) and Clinton campaign staffer, said she believed Russia switched votes to Trump. And a 2018 YouGov poll found 66% of Democrats believed the statement "Russia tampered with vote tallies in...
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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    I'm not saying that at all (although from a perspective 2000 was the greater outrage because that was what Trump initially tried to copy, and was actually successful, but then Gore's acceptance of that result was the opposite problem of being far too weak). But I'm saying that the feeling from...
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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    Some of the Russian conspiratorial stuff was indeed an outright claim that the result was tampered with. I've said this before, but four of the past six US presidential elections have seen a significant section of the opposition claiming the result was illegitimate. From Bush v Gore in 2000 to...
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    Play Nice 45th President of the United States: Donald Trump - Part 16: One-Hit Wonder

    Look at him. Trump will be lucky to be alive in 2024, let alone running for President.
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    TV Chernobyl

    Interesting that everyone watched this and thought "How could the Soviet political class so badly ignore the reality of the situation, which only made its effects worse?" only for a year later numerous countries adopting this very same strategy to deal with coronavirus.
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    Society/Culture Why are aboriginal rights grouped in with LGBT?

    To bring things back to the question and not a random digression of Pauline Hanson giving one of her trademark articulate displays of deep thought, I just came across this article from someone from the radical side of the organisational debate over Mardi Gras as I posted above that may be of...
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    Play Nice 45th President of the United States: Donald Trump - Part 16: One-Hit Wonder

    To be fair, these aren't two ideologically opposed statements in themselves - regulated capitalism is still capitalism, and anti-monopoly Presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt were still capitalists. As mentioned by Blue1980 though, there are still many Republicans who'll call the slightest bit...
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    Play Nice 46th President of the United States: Joe Biden (1) O Brave New World

    Jen Psaki's past self asking the questions her present self needs to be facing.
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    Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

    Very little. I told them to leave, then felt bad because they were clearly teenage kids who couldn't do it at home, so told them they could stay but that there were regular checks so please save us all the embarrassment.
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    Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

    Once when I was doing a cinema check as an usher, I saw someone lying on the floor. Could only see one body, no movement, and so I was thinking it was going to be a health problem rather than the normal rooters. So I flashed the torch light at them, and got the back of the head of a guy who...
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Yeah, average episode on paper but turned out to be great. Page/Kassidy and Rose/Baker were both shockingly great, and Fenix/Archer continues Fenix's streak of being perhaps the most enjoyable wrestler to watch every week in 2021 so far. I mightn't be blown away by the PPV card as it seems...