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Apparently, Beer, and Dude: Emily Holmes January 2 at 11:26 AM Liberal Friends, listen to this right now: Democratic Nominees are not clay pigeons I repeat. DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES ARE NOT CLAY PIGEONS But, Emily, whatever do you mean? What is this metaphor? It goes like this One by one, over the next couple of months, Democratic nominees are going to launch their official bids for President. They are going to launch themselves, one by one, into the sky, right into our line of vision Our job is not to shoot them. Our job is NOT, the second we see them cross the sky, to reach out for the gun being handed to us by conservatives (because duh, conservatives and guns) and take aim, and blast them, one by one out of the air, for not being absolutely perfect. Not likeable enough. BOOM Not an inspiring enough speaker. BOOM Said that awkward thing that one time. BOOM I wouldn't want to have a beer with them. BOOM Too old. BOOM. Too female. BOOM. Too white. BOOM Not a fucking flawless progressive superhero. BOOM Because what happens next? We shoot the candidates down. We degrade them. We belittle them. We smear them. Then we hand the gun to the media. They do the same. They hand the gun to the conservatives. They do the same. Then the bots start reloading. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM And then at the end of primary season, we have to pick up the shattered remains of whoever got the most votes and attempt to glue them back together into a candidate who can win the general election. And we will lose. Because we learned fucking NOTHING from 2016, apparently Trump didn't win because every conservative loves him. Most of them hate his fucking guts. But they held their noses and voted for him because he was the only way to push their agenda forward. And holy shit, have they pushed it. Despite his complete ineptitude, his bumbling, his gross incompetence, his blatant corruption, they have shoved through some really damaging policies that are hurting real people every single day, and they will continue to do so for as long as we let them So, here we are. You're not jazzed about Liz Warren? Awesome. Beto not your boy? Swell. Sick of Biden memes? Good for you, friend. Keep it to yourself. Why? Because EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT WHO RUNS IS INFINITELY BETTER FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY THAN THE FLAMING RACIST POPULIST TRASH CURRENTLY STEERING THIS COUNTRY DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN. I'm not sure if you noticed, but we already elected a guy based on a cult of personality rather than on whether he was qualified in any way to do the iob, and we're going to be putting out the flames for DECADES But what do we do instead, you ask? Watch debates. Compare platforms Be informed. Choose your favorite BASED ON REAL FACTUAL POLICIES AND EXPERIENCE, NOT ON YOUR DELICATE FEELINGS AND WHETHER YOU FEEL SUFFICIENTLY ENTERTAINED OR INEXPLICABLY HAPPY AT THE VERY SIGHT OF THEIR GLOWING FACE. Then get involved. Register people. Drive to the polls. Hold signs on street corners. Write postcards Knock on doors. Don't tell us why the other candidates suck, tell us why yours is THE BEST. Fight FOR them. Remember how we used to fight FOR things, rather than against them? I know Trump makes it hard to remember, but I promise, that's a thing we used to know how to do Then we all, collectively, wholeheartedly, throw our weight and energy and voice behind whoever gets the nomination. If we do that, we win. Period It's not a question of who can beat Trump, don't you get it? A sentient fucking houseplant with a liberal platform could beat Trump, if we do this right. It's a question of whether WE can beat him, or would we rather tear ourselves apart? Look around you, folks. The stock market is in free-fall. Our international reputation is in tatters. Our foreign policy is for sale to dictators. Our free press is under daily attack. Our Supreme Court is one conservative white dude away from full-on Gilead, and we can't keep asking an 84-year-old woman recovering from broken ribs and a third bout of cancer to hang on for six more years because we can't get our heads out of our own asses. I mean, she'll do it, obviously, because RBG is a BOSS, but she shouldn't have to. I repeat. This is not a test of our candidates. There are lots of good, solid options. It's a test of US. Of OUR ability to unite. Of OUR strength. Of OUR ability to put aside selfish arbitrary purity tests and scales of "likeability" and to just FUCKING GET IT DONE. We don't need the perfect candidate to rescue us. We need to realize that we can rescue ourselves So, how about it, Resistance? They want us to forget that we have the numbers, the motivation, and the power. They want us to implode. Let's explode instead, and leave nothing but a charred ruin of this nightmare administration in our wake. BOOM 1.4K Comments 6.7K Shares onceuponamirror: helenofhere: snarksandkisses: Also good to keep THIS SHIT in mind: This is the most important post on this platform since early 2016. WE ARE NOT FUCKING IT UP TWICE. DO NOT LET PROPAGANDA AND MANIPULATION DIVIDE US AGAINST GETTING THIS MONSTER OUT. thanks
Apparently, Beer, and Dude: Emily Holmes
 January 2 at 11:26 AM
 Liberal Friends, listen to this right now: Democratic Nominees are not clay
 pigeons
 I repeat.
 DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES ARE NOT CLAY PIGEONS
 But, Emily, whatever do you mean? What is this metaphor?
 It goes like this
 One by one, over the next couple of months, Democratic nominees are
 going to launch their official bids for President. They are going to launch
 themselves, one by one, into the sky, right into our line of vision
 Our job is not to shoot them.
 Our job is NOT, the second we see them cross the sky, to reach out for the
 gun being handed to us by conservatives (because duh, conservatives and
 guns) and take aim, and blast them, one by one out of the air, for not being
 absolutely perfect.
 Not likeable enough. BOOM
 Not an inspiring enough speaker. BOOM
 Said that awkward thing that one time. BOOM
 I wouldn't want to have a beer with them. BOOM
 Too old. BOOM. Too female. BOOM. Too white. BOOM
 Not a fucking flawless progressive superhero. BOOM
 Because what happens next? We shoot the candidates down. We degrade
 them. We belittle them. We smear them. Then we hand the gun to the
 media. They do the same. They hand the gun to the conservatives. They do
 the same. Then the bots start reloading. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM
 And then at the end of primary season, we have to pick up the shattered
 remains of whoever got the most votes and attempt to glue them back
 together into a candidate who can win the general election.
 And we will lose. Because we learned fucking NOTHING from 2016,
 apparently
 Trump didn't win because every conservative loves him. Most of them hate
 his fucking guts. But they held their noses and voted for him because he
 was the only way to push their agenda forward. And holy shit, have they
 pushed it. Despite his complete ineptitude, his bumbling, his gross
 incompetence, his blatant corruption, they have shoved through some
 really damaging policies that are hurting real people every single day, and
 they will continue to do so for as long as we let them

 So, here we are. You're not jazzed about Liz Warren? Awesome. Beto not
 your boy? Swell. Sick of Biden memes? Good for you, friend. Keep it to
 yourself. Why? Because EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT WHO RUNS IS
 INFINITELY BETTER FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY THAN THE
 FLAMING RACIST POPULIST TRASH CURRENTLY STEERING THIS
 COUNTRY DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN.
 I'm not sure if you noticed, but we already elected a guy based on a cult of
 personality rather than on whether he was qualified in any way to do the
 iob, and we're going to be putting out the flames for DECADES
 But what do we do instead, you ask? Watch debates. Compare platforms
 Be informed. Choose your favorite BASED ON REAL FACTUAL POLICIES
 AND EXPERIENCE, NOT ON YOUR DELICATE FEELINGS AND WHETHER
 YOU FEEL SUFFICIENTLY ENTERTAINED OR INEXPLICABLY HAPPY AT THE
 VERY SIGHT OF THEIR GLOWING FACE. Then get involved. Register
 people. Drive to the polls. Hold signs on street corners. Write postcards
 Knock on doors. Don't tell us why the other candidates suck, tell us why
 yours is THE BEST. Fight FOR them. Remember how we used to fight FOR
 things, rather than against them? I know Trump makes it hard to remember,
 but I promise, that's a thing we used to know how to do
 Then we all, collectively, wholeheartedly, throw our weight and energy and
 voice behind whoever gets the nomination. If we do that, we win. Period
 It's not a question of who can beat Trump, don't you get it? A sentient
 fucking houseplant with a liberal platform could beat Trump, if we do this
 right. It's a question of whether WE can beat him, or would we rather tear
 ourselves apart?
 Look around you, folks. The stock market is in free-fall. Our international
 reputation is in tatters. Our foreign policy is for sale to dictators. Our free
 press is under daily attack. Our Supreme Court is one conservative white
 dude away from full-on Gilead, and we can't keep asking an 84-year-old
 woman recovering from broken ribs and a third bout of cancer to hang on
 for six more years because we can't get our heads out of our own asses. I
 mean, she'll do it, obviously, because RBG is a BOSS, but she shouldn't
 have to.
 I repeat. This is not a test of our candidates. There are lots of good, solid
 options. It's a test of US. Of OUR ability to unite. Of OUR strength. Of OUR
 ability to put aside selfish arbitrary purity tests and scales of "likeability"
 and to just FUCKING GET IT DONE. We don't need the perfect candidate to
 rescue us. We need to realize that we can rescue ourselves
 So, how about it, Resistance? They want us to forget that we have the
 numbers, the motivation, and the power. They want us to implode. Let's
 explode instead, and leave nothing but a charred ruin of this nightmare
 administration in our wake.
 BOOM
 1.4K Comments 6.7K Shares
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helenofhere:

snarksandkisses:


Also good to keep THIS SHIT in mind:


This is the most important post on this platform since early 2016. 


WE ARE NOT FUCKING IT UP TWICE. DO NOT LET PROPAGANDA AND MANIPULATION DIVIDE US AGAINST GETTING THIS MONSTER OUT. thanks

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Guns, Period, and Tumblr: Mikel Jollett@Mikel_Jollett 9h Jacob Wohl e @JacobAWohl Remember that period in American history when people were crushed by the government and marched off to camps? Neither do l. That's because we have the Second Amendment. 2/24/18, 4:17 PM Qasim Rashid, Esq. @MuslimiQ Japanese concentration camps rebelminds: siryouarebeingmocked: durkin62: j0skik: “65 year old with gun only thing standing between a full scale government takeover” No, more like a bunch of people with guns about 50 times the size of the entire military, about 500 times the number with actual combat posistions, and enough spare guns to arm literally the entire nation. I like how this piece of brilliance ignores the whole “crushing” part. Which implies the government uses deadly force. Oh, and Japanese Americans had their guns confiscated when they were interned. Many of them tried to turn in ‘problematic’ stuff ahead of time, including guns, hoping it would help. It didn’t. They were also given the option to voluntarily ‘resettle’ outside of certain areas. Though it is fun to see a bunch of left-wing people using an example of a racist government policy by a Democrat as evidence to support gun control. Also the fact that the same political group that passed the internment camps is the one trying to grab our guns now ^That part*
Guns, Period, and Tumblr: Mikel Jollett@Mikel_Jollett 9h
 Jacob Wohl e
 @JacobAWohl
 Remember that period in American
 history when people were crushed by the
 government and marched off to camps?
 Neither do l.
 That's because we have the Second
 Amendment.
 2/24/18, 4:17 PM
 Qasim Rashid, Esq.
 @MuslimiQ
 Japanese concentration camps
rebelminds:
siryouarebeingmocked:


durkin62:

j0skik:

“65 year old with gun only thing standing between a full scale government takeover”

No, more like a bunch of people with guns about 50 times the size of the entire military, about 500 times the number with actual combat posistions, and enough spare guns to arm literally the entire nation. 

I like how this piece of brilliance ignores the whole “crushing” part. Which implies the government uses deadly force.
Oh, and Japanese Americans had their guns confiscated when they were interned. Many of them tried to turn in ‘problematic’ stuff ahead of time, including guns, hoping it would help. It didn’t. They were also given the option to voluntarily ‘resettle’ outside of certain areas.
Though it is fun to see a bunch of left-wing people using an example of a racist government policy by a Democrat as evidence to support gun control.


Also the fact that the same political group that passed the internment camps is the one trying to grab our guns now 


^That part*

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Click, Complex, and Crime: When I became your Prime Minister the United Kingdom had just voted to leave the European Union. From my first day in the job, I knew I had a clear mission before me -a duty to fulil on your behalf: to honour the result of the referendum and secure a brighter future for our country by negotiating a good Brexit deal with the EU. Throughout the long and complex negotiations that have taken place over the last year and a half, I have never lost sight of that duty Today, I am in Brussels with the firm intention of agreeing a Brexit deal with the leaders of the other 27 EU nations. It will be a deal that is in our national interest one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted Leave' or 'Remain. It will honour the result of the referendum. We wl take back control of our borders, by putting an end to the free movement of people once and for all. Instead of an immigration system based on where a person comes from, we will build one based on the skills and talents a person has to offer. We will take back control of our money, by putting an end to vast annual payments to the EU. Instead, we will be able to spend British taxpayer's money on our own priorities, like the extra £394 million per week that we are investing in our long-term plan for the NHS And we will take back control of our laws, by ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK. In future, our laws will be made, interpreted and enforced by our own courts and legislatures We will be out of EU programmes that do not work in our interests: out of the Common Agricultural Policy, that has failed our farmers, and out of the Common Fisheries Policy, that has failed our coastal communities. Instead, we will be able to design a system of agricultural support that works for us and we will be an independent coastal state once again, with full control over our waters. The deal also protects the things we value. EU citizens who have built their lives in the United Kingdom will have their rights protected, as will UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU. A free trade area will allow goods to flow easily across our borders, protecting the many skilled jobs right across the country that rely on integrated supply-chains. Because our European friends will always be our allies in the fight against terrorism and organised crime, the deal wl ensure that security co-operation will continue, so we can keep our people safe. "I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all of our people." Theresa May has written an open letter to the British public to appeal for their support for the Brexit deal. She said her plan promises a "brighter future" for the UK and leaving the EU will be "a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country". EU leaders are in Brussels for a special summit to decide whether to endorse the deal. Many UK MPs - including Conservatives - say they will vote against it. Click the link in our bio to follow all the latest as it happens. Brexit politics unitedkingdom EU bbcnews
Click, Complex, and Crime: When I became your Prime Minister the United Kingdom had just voted to leave
 the European Union. From my first day in the job, I knew I had a clear mission
 before me -a duty to fulil on your behalf: to honour the result of the referendum
 and secure a brighter future for our country by negotiating a good Brexit deal with
 the EU. Throughout the long and complex negotiations that have taken place over
 the last year and a half, I have never lost sight of that duty
 Today, I am in Brussels with the firm intention of agreeing a Brexit deal with the
 leaders of the other 27 EU nations. It will be a deal that is in our national interest
 one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted
 Leave' or 'Remain.
 It will honour the result of the referendum. We wl take back control of our
 borders, by putting an end to the free movement of people once and for all. Instead
 of an immigration system based on where a person comes from, we will build one
 based on the skills and talents a person has to offer. We will take back control of
 our money, by putting an end to vast annual payments to the EU. Instead, we will
 be able to spend British taxpayer's money on our own priorities, like the extra
 £394 million per week that we are investing in our long-term plan for the NHS
 And we will take back control of our laws, by ending the jurisdiction of the
 European Court of Justice in the UK. In future, our laws will be made, interpreted
 and enforced by our own courts and legislatures
 We will be out of EU programmes that do not work in our interests: out of the
 Common Agricultural Policy, that has failed our farmers, and out of the Common
 Fisheries Policy, that has failed our coastal communities. Instead, we will be able
 to design a system of agricultural support that works for us and we will be an
 independent coastal state once again, with full control over our waters.
 The deal also protects the things we value. EU citizens who have built their lives in
 the United Kingdom will have their rights protected, as will UK citizens living
 elsewhere in the EU. A free trade area will allow goods to flow easily across our
 borders, protecting the many skilled jobs right across the country that rely on
 integrated supply-chains. Because our European friends will always be our allies in
 the fight against terrorism and organised crime, the deal wl ensure that security
 co-operation will continue, so we can keep our people safe.
"I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all of our people." Theresa May has written an open letter to the British public to appeal for their support for the Brexit deal. She said her plan promises a "brighter future" for the UK and leaving the EU will be "a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country". EU leaders are in Brussels for a special summit to decide whether to endorse the deal. Many UK MPs - including Conservatives - say they will vote against it. Click the link in our bio to follow all the latest as it happens. Brexit politics unitedkingdom EU bbcnews

"I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all o...

Be Like, Chicago, and Foh: Oo00o Aug 18, 2018 "Sign on door no guns" My husband and I have conceal carry permits. We noticed the no weapons at the door. I don't do business with companies that deny me my 2nd amendment right and put me at risk of a mass shooting with no way to defend my self. So we left. We left every one in that restaurant to fend for themselves Helpful BroBroMate 4613 points 7 days ago Narrator: And everyone was fine. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 61 child comments - Psychedelic_Roc +1 2906 points 7 days ago Private property permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 244 child comments C- Crysos 670 points 7 days ago Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with "you're welcome for the protection." There were cops at the event and I really wouldn't want grandma who couldn't come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 84 child comments C- JustPeachyEnough 4537 points 7 days ago What must it be like to live in fear 24/7 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 674 child comments - ZeVindowViper 593 points 7 days ago oh you silly geese, there isn't going to be a mass shooting in that restaurant! What do you think it is, a school? permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 16 child comments officialtinyqueen 78 points 7 days ago If you have to be that concerned for a mass shooting you know theres something wrong with your country permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 13 child comments 0 People who carryMass shootings are paranoid.are a huge pre- something blem. We must do You're not going to ever need your gun 0 siryouarebeingmocked: goodoleboyslikeme: coolmanfromthepast: siryouarebeingmocked: What must it be like to live in fear 24/7 The people who think it’s wrong to restrict the general public’s right to carry guns are the scared ones? The ones who trust most people to legally own and use guns responsibly? Private businesses have the right to deny service to anyone and do whatever they want, except when it direcrly affects me. OP didn’t say businesses shouldn’t have the right, they just said they wouldn’t patronize any business that did. If I walk into a joint and they start randomly insulting my parentage, genitalia, and genetic viability, I’m not going back there again, even though they’re just exercising their free speech rights. This may be hard for you to grasp, but many people think people should have the right to do things the first group considers wrong. Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with “you’re welcome for the protection.” There were cops at the event and I really wouldn’t want grandma who couldn’t come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots. Okay. Were any of the people in question grandmas, or are you just making that up? People who want you disarmed don’t want you to be safe. They want you to be defenseless.   “oh you silly geese, there aren’t going to be any mass shootings in that restaurant.” You know who else thought that? The people who went to Luby’s in Killeen, TX on October 16, 1991. The people who went to Twin Peaks in Waco, TX on May 17, 2015. The people who went to McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA on July 18, 1984. And the tournament gamers at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville, FL less than 2 months ago. FOH with that bullshit. Or Waffle House, when they banned guns and explicitly stood by that policy even after incidents involving criminals and guns in their joints, even though someone armed nearby intervened on more than one of those occasions.  Getting shot at Waffle House is practically a meme now. I personally know at least one person who was involved in a shooting at one of our local Waffle Houses I’m sure there are more.
Be Like, Chicago, and Foh: Oo00o Aug 18, 2018
 "Sign on door no guns"
 My husband and I have conceal carry permits. We
 noticed the no weapons at the door. I don't do
 business with companies that deny me my 2nd
 amendment right and put me at risk of a mass
 shooting with no way to defend my self. So we left.
 We left every one in that restaurant to fend for
 themselves
 Helpful

 BroBroMate 4613 points 7 days ago
 Narrator: And everyone was fine.
 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 61 child comments
 - Psychedelic_Roc +1 2906 points 7 days ago
 Private property
 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 244 child comments
 C- Crysos 670 points 7 days ago
 Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and
 they all had shirts on with "you're welcome for the protection." There were
 cops at the event and I really wouldn't want grandma who couldn't come close
 to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots.
 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 84 child comments

 C- JustPeachyEnough 4537 points 7 days ago
 What must it be like to live in fear 24/7
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 - ZeVindowViper
 593 points 7 days ago
 oh you silly geese, there isn't going to be a mass shooting in that restaurant!
 What do you think it is, a school?
 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 16 child comments

 officialtinyqueen 78 points 7 days ago
 If you have to be that concerned for a mass shooting you know theres
 something wrong with your country
 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 13 child comments

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 People who carryMass shootings
 are paranoid.are a huge pre-
 something
 blem. We must do
 You're not going to
 ever need your gun
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siryouarebeingmocked:

goodoleboyslikeme:
coolmanfromthepast:

siryouarebeingmocked:

What must it be like to live in fear 24/7
The people who think it’s wrong to restrict the general public’s right to carry guns are the scared ones? The ones who trust most people to legally own and use guns responsibly?
Private businesses have the right to deny service to anyone and do whatever they want, except when it direcrly affects me.
OP didn’t say businesses shouldn’t have the right, they just said they wouldn’t patronize any business that did. If I walk into a joint and they start randomly insulting my parentage, genitalia, and genetic viability, I’m not going back there again, even though they’re just exercising their free speech rights.
This may be hard for you to grasp, but many people think people should have the right to do things the first group considers wrong.
Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with “you’re welcome for the protection.” There were cops at the event and I really wouldn’t want grandma who couldn’t come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots.
Okay. Were any of the people in question grandmas, or are you just making that up?

People who want you disarmed don’t want you to be safe.
They want you to be defenseless.  

“oh you silly geese, there aren’t going to be any mass shootings in that restaurant.”
You know who else thought that? The people who went to Luby’s in Killeen, TX on October 16, 1991. The people who went to Twin Peaks in Waco, TX on May 17, 2015. The people who went to McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA on July 18, 1984. And the tournament gamers at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville, FL less than 2 months ago.
FOH with that bullshit.

Or Waffle House, when they banned guns and explicitly stood by that policy even after incidents involving criminals and guns in their joints, even though someone armed nearby intervened on more than one of those occasions. 

Getting shot at Waffle House is practically a meme now. I personally know at least one person who was involved in a shooting at one of our local Waffle Houses I’m sure there are more.

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