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[edit] Don't mention bitcoins on the first date

Lol. Just lol. 141.134.75.236 (talk) 23:32, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Psh, amateurs. I mentioned Bitcoin on my first date with my girlfriend and I totally trickled down her economy later that night, if you know what I mean. --Kungo GumiQui ça ? 07:11, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

[edit] So apparently, gay rights is a communist conspiracy...

I found this little gem this morning. It must be from the infiltration of our precious bodily fluids. --Umichcynic (talk) 15:20, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

It always confuses me how communism and homosexuality are connected. I'm sure Kenny has written something about it, but I don't feel like vomiting. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 17:43, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Stalin, at least, was not a fan of homosexuality. Big on the whole "Make us lots of Russian babies to conquer the world" philosophy. At any rate, I'm almost certain this is just derived from the Christian-Capitalist identity movement. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:58, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
CUUULTURAAAALLL MAAAARXIIIISSSMMMM ALSO THE BEATLES - David Gerard (talk) 00:12, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Don't know much about British politics

... but it strikes me as entirely possible that the Tory party in the UK may well be the least conservative major party over there. It certainly is true of US politics, where the One True Conservatism of the Republican party has turned itself into an ideological checklist. The ideology is full of Big Plans to dismantle some of our institutions and fundamentally alter others. That's the opposite of conservative AFAIAC. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 17:29, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

You're equivocating the word "conservative". Calling the Tories a left-wing anything is an absurdity - David Gerard (talk) 00:12, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps. I tend to prefer Bierce's definition of 'conservative': "A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others." Anybody with Big Plans to reorder society according to an ideological blueprint is not a conservative, even if they're working from a right-wing blueprint rather than a left-wing one. You can be right-wing without being conservative. The US Republican party has ceased to be conservative for some time, and the more right wing it becomes the less conservative it is. The same might also be true in the UK. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 13:36, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
If their blueprint is one once buried in the past and dusted off, though, there is no better term than 'conservative'. Part and parcel of wanting to uphold the old status quo is undoing previous changes to the status quo you disliked. By your definition, the only 'conservative' position would be one of complete inaction, which would render it a useless term. Queexchthonic murmurings 13:46, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
In fact, there's a term for wanting to roll back social changes. It's "Reactionary" which is synonymous with "far right" in the old french system for which the directional identities are named. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 13:51, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Trump

Yeah, that article is really off the rails with the whole "Donald is a plant" theory. But what's interesting is how little the author is willing to address and acknowledge the popularity of the so-called plant. His party's base is in life with Trump, and no amount of conspiracies about the man himself can justify that. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 19:33, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

It's easier to veer off into conspiracies rather than address the 10-20% of the people who are voting in the same primary being wackjobs. It happens with any party....but any sane party would express distain and disgust the GOP needs to somewhat embrace those groups to even stand a chance because their policies are so unattractive. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 20:21, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Huh, what's interesting is that another columnist at the same news outlet has proposed the idea that Sanders run will, either by intent or action, push Hilary to the left with popular ideas. Is Trump pushing other more likely GOP candidates to the lunatic fringe? -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 18:51, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
He's not further right. He's more openly racist. That's his selling point right now to his party. Openly racist. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 19:01, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
At the moment those two things seem to be the same in the GOP. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 19:06, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Block the page

This page isn't blocked to BoNs like WIGO:World, so please block it. Faunas (talk) 15:02, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

What for, was there some increased vandalism and/or trolling by BoN's lately?--Arisboch (talk) 15:05, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
No, it's because this page and pages like it are just for already registered RW editors to edit. Faunas (talk) 11:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
NO, it isn't. Scream!! (talk) 11:23, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

[edit] 12 Years a Slave

Didn't we have a thing about this article in 2013, when the article ran? Whoover (talk) 23:34, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Dunno, but either way it shouldn't be posted as July 2015. ŴêâŝêîôîďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 00:11, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
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