Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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@Dustcan
Speaking of Tuck, him and his team are going after Fox News becuase they committed the sin of… respecting other people’s pronouns
Fox News allowing employees to use the bathroom of their gender identity and being referred to as their preferred pronouns/name apparently goes against their “Traditional Conservative values”
SleepySteve
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Apples and Pears
Fox News is co-located with other Fox and News Corp functions in the same building in New York, and New York is the top American media market. It’s more about convenience and relevance than anything else.
Fox’s non-news operations are mostly hubbed out of Los Angeles, where Rupert lives.
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the “Launch Codes” you’re so fond of was “00000000”
Yes, I heard about it. I’m not “fond” of them, I just said you need the codes to use the nukes.
security failures in institutions
+5, insightful, but not surprising.
your claims about how the military works internally, and how the Pentagon interfaces with the POTUS
I didn’t intend to claim anything about any of these things. If the US military does not need an authorization from POTUS, then I apologize for getting that wrong. What I was trying to say with my post is that Germany cannot launch American nukes and Belarus cannot launch Russian nukes whenever they feel like it. Merkel Scholz cannot just tell the Luftwaffe to nuke someone and expect it to happen.
You are right that there is a chance of a “special nuke-and-code-stealing operation” succeeding. But there is a difference between fully controlling nukes and maybe being able to pull off a heist, then somehow getting the codes (easier if the code is 1234), and then hoping nobody will do anything about it.
I just realized that SleepySteve misunderstood my post and then I misunderstood their post. They thought I was talking that Russian troops might oppose the launch order. I thought they were arguing that Belarus will own the nukes, codes and everything and could arm them without ever asking Putin (or pulling shady moves).
I also understood TSP’s post as saying that a Belarussian general will be guarding the nukes. Now I’m not sure if that’s what they meant. But this is why I explained that Belarussians will not control the warheads.
Dustcan
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Dogs
Apparently Dems are motioning that they won’t save McCarthy from his own party unless he can give them at least 150 Rep votes on the debt ceiling bill.
Damn. They playing hardball.
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@Dustcan
222 Republicans in the House. 45 in the Freedom Caucus. That gives him 177 to work with.
Difficult, but not impossible unless he sucks at his job. Which is to say we’re totes gonna default this time, aren’t we?
Dustcan
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Dogs
Trump has announced thati if he’s president again he will make an executive order saying that children born in the US from immigrants won’t have citizenship.
It’s literally a part of the Constitution that no, if you are born on US soil then you are an American. Period.
Dustcan
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Wallet After Summer Sale -
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Dogs
The debt ceiling bill now has 30 confirmed No votes from Reps and 1 Dem.
It needs only a majority to pass, so 218. However if 111 Reps vote No then it triggers a clause that prevents the thing from coming to a vote at all.
CaptainXtra
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STOP KOSA!
Meanwhile in Texas, more nonsense…
The measure, echoing the debunked “porn addiction” language of faith-based anti-porn groups, was spearheaded by religious Republicans but was supported by almost every single Democratic state legislator.
“Texas joins Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana in passing a blatantly unconstitutional law and violation of the First Amendment rights of creators, consumers and platforms,” posted Free Speech Coalition (FSC) on its Twitter account. “Texas becomes the latest state to pass an antiporn bill, requiring not only invasive age-verification, but that all sites post a pseudoscientific warning about porn from the Texas Health and Human Services Department. We will fight it and we will win.”
SleepySteve
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Apples and Pears
Lombardo was the only swing state Republican to win in 2022, in part because a) Sisolak’s handling of COVID rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and b) he did not attach himself to the Trump brand in a big way like other failed GOP swing state gubernatorial candidates (Mastriano, Dixon) did.
@Zincy
Laxalt came pretty close to winning the Senate, mostly ’cause Sisolak was dragging the whole Dem ticket down.
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