Trump did not. Whatever button he thought he had was a dummy. Putin has a button that might work but the weapons released might not work as designed. Still, the level of silliness was high for sure. Biden met with China and got solid confirmation that nuclear weapons were off the table and we are united in condemning pudding head’s and anyone else’s consideration of setting off a nuke of any kind.have you guys got any idea what it's like living in the small part of the world that qualifies as "mostly sane" and having to see what utter fantasy pootins hero's and the trump battalion truly believe
both these groups either have or very recently had control over enough weaponry to easily turn the planet into a lifeless dust bowl
Enlightened reformers moved away from corporal punishment, seeking to design a penal system that would make punishment more useful, edifying the prisoner while simultaneously repairing the damage the prisoner had inflicted upon society. Central to these plans were work and imprisonment.What can you do with someone who refuses enlightenment?
That's even more potent if you know the author is openly gay.Rightwingers like the Colorado congresswoman love to joke about liberals and their pointless degrees. But this is one subject I could really get behind, writes Arwa Mahdawiwww.theguardian.com
Rightwingers may not be into environmentalism, but they sure love recycling jokes. Conservatives seem to have at best five gags in their repertoire and they make them again and again and again. Every single conservative comedy special seems to have the word “triggered” in it, for example, and all these self-identified comedians make the same cringey joke about pronouns. Over and over, someone who doesn’t seem to understand the basics of grammar will stand on stage and say something like: “My pronouns are ‘kiss my ass’,” and think they said something clever.
These aren’t just my woke lefty observations, by the way. There are various studies that show that rightwingers aren’t funny. “When looking only at humour’s structure, rather than its target, conservatives are still significantly less likely to appreciate humour than liberals,” one study found. They do appreciate any opportunity to camouflage bigotry as humour, though. Take the hard-right Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert, for example. She recently helped make the phrase “lesbian dance theory” go viral after telling Fox News that Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness programme is “robbing hard-working Americans to pay for Karen’s daughter’s degree in lesbian dance theory”. She didn’t come up with that phrase, to be clear. As I said, conservatives love recycling jokes and “lesbian dance theory” has been circulating among rightwingers for years now. Boebert just helped the phrase explode in popularity and become the latest anti-liberal insult.
Lesbian dance theory is obviously a meme, not a real thing. But wouldn’t it be great if it was an actual degree? As someone on Twitter noted: “Conservatives always frame objectively cool hypotheticals as the worst things ever.” Remember in 2016 when the co-founder of Latinos for Trumpwarned that if the US didn’t do something about immigration there would be “taco trucks [on] every corner”? Wall-to-wall taco trucks catering to people shimmying out of their lesbian dance theory classes? Sign me up for that alternative reality, please.