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Old 03-09-22, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
It's got nothing to do with Tchaikovsky's views on Putin, or on reflexive anti-Russian bigotry.
But what ARE Tchaikovsky'e views on Putin?? He's been awfully silent throughout this whole thing!

Anyway, good point. Thanks for clarifying.
Old 03-09-22, 03:23 PM
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Old 03-09-22, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Fair enough. However...it clearly says. "try feeling grateful that you aren't..." , which to me implies your problems aren't as bad compared to others who right now have it worse and are suffering because that could be you.
Thats exactly how I read it as well. In which case it just becomes a race to the bottom of The Who has it worse barrel.
Old 03-09-22, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by beavis69 View Post
Thats exactly how I read it as well. In which case it just becomes a race to the bottom of The Who has it worse barrel.
What do you got against The Who?
Old 03-09-22, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Fair enough. However...it clearly says. "try feeling grateful that you aren't..." , which to me implies your problems aren't as bad compared to others who right now have it worse and are suffering because that could be you.
I think the meme's point stems from the two things being related.
Gas prices are increasing partially because of Russia/Ukraine, so if you think this is having a bad effect on you because of higher gas prices - imagine how Ukrainians feel.
ie. It's bad, just don't lose your shit over it.

I'd have a bigger problem with the meme if the two things weren't related at all.
Old 03-09-22, 04:38 PM
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Love that, but at least one of those billionaires (oh, wait, he's not a billionaire, is he?) would rather be on the receiving end of the urine stream.
Old 03-09-22, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
I took the meme to mean "let's not say this war in Ukraine sucks because gas prices are going up" as the FIRST fucking thing Americans do.
You have selfish tendencies. I have selfish tendencies. It's part of the human condition and if we don't fight against those tendencies, we fall to them. But yeah, let's punch down at the people who are affected by higher gas prices who don't have the power to change things. Oil company profits rose significantly this past year and the rise in gas prices are not a reflection of any scarcity caused by the invasion of Ukraine. I wouldn't be surprised if that meme was created by someone in the oil industry.

It literally said not to complain about gas prices because at least you aren't getting bombed. Just a 21st century take on, "eat your liver... don't you know that there are poor people starving in China!?"

You can replace "instead of complaining about gas prices going up" with just about anything and feel morally superior about the complaint.
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
But what ARE Tchaikovsky's views on Putin?? He's been awfully silent throughout this whole thing!
We should ask Sylvia... What the fuck's her name? The charlatan who used to be on Montel "tuning in" to gullible audience members' dead relatives..
Old 03-09-22, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sracer View Post
You have selfish tendencies. I have selfish tendencies. It's part of the human condition and if we don't fight against those tendencies, we fall to them. But yeah, let's punch down at the people who are affected by higher gas prices who don't have the power to change things. Oil company profits rose significantly this past year and the rise in gas prices are not a reflection of any scarcity caused by the invasion of Ukraine. I wouldn't be surprised if that meme was created by someone in the oil industry.

It literally said not to complain about gas prices because at least you aren't getting bombed. Just a 21st century take on, "eat your liver... don't you know that there are poor people starving in China!?"

You can replace "instead of complaining about gas prices going up" with just about anything and feel morally superior about the complaint.
I'm okay with it, which is why I posted the meme. I've seen more "horror" because of gas pump prices than I've seen from the bombing of a children's hospital. Not to mention we're all seeing this play out in real-time. Someone will get blown up live on Facebook before this is all over.

And the people complaining about the prices at the pumps certainly aren't blaming the oil companies as much as they are blaming Biden. Just pop over to the Fox News comment section and see how it's going.

So I haven't been vocally complaining about gas prices, even though they suck to have to pay. Because this is a larger issue than that and I hope I can continue to keep that kind of perspective. It's like complaining about wearing a mask while your neighbor is taking his last COVID-filled breath (which, shockingly, are the same people who are bitching about Biden and gas prices)
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Originally Posted by sracer View Post
It literally said not to complain about gas prices because at least you aren't getting bombed. Just a 21st century take on, "eat your liver... don't you know that there are poor people starving in China!?"
I refuse to eat my liver. I know just how bad I've fucked up that thing.
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Originally Posted by Paff View Post
What do you got against The Who?
Haha typed that on my phone and didn't notice that
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Old 03-09-22, 06:30 PM
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I thought Aaron Rupar tried to be humorous. Now he's just reporting the news of the GOP?
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I take it his point is that that's all they have. For us normals, that rancid name evokes contempt and derision. For the cult it's a clarion call.
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^ Would be funnier if he didn't look like Julian from Trailer Park Boys ...
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
I take it his point is that that's all they have. For us normals, that rancid name evokes contempt and derision. For the cult it's a clarion call.
I am amused by the fact that the responses to Jim Jordan's original tweet are treating it as a word association game.

The results are not kind to Donald Trump.
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Not sure how much news this has been nationally, but the trucker convoy arrived in DC last week. Sort of. They're actually hanging out in Hagerstown, MD. Hagerstown is about an hour outside of DC, and culturally, it might as well be West Virginia. Every day, the truckers drive down to the beltway (I-495, which circles DC), do a few laps around it, then drive back to Hagerstown. Truly, they are courageous and brave.

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that's amazing.
circling the beltway to own the libs!
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You really have to admire the audacity of a guy driving a semi truck with FUCK JOE BIDEN emblazoned on the trailer getting offended when a teenaged girl in a Hyundai gives him the finger.
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"It messed me up". A fucking middle finger? What the hell is he on about?

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