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If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:30 pm

Trump? Anyone else?

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by thedoc » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:57 pm

Killery. Followed by Obumba.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by Sir-Sister-of-Suck » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:37 pm

Grade-A quality thread and responses, you guys. "the political figure I don't like - no no! the political figure I don't like, which is just the antithesis of yours!"

I'm gonna go with PhilX or thedoc.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by EchoesOfTheHorizon » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am

Given the bias, they would probably pick Trump, despite his great track record.

I wish it would be this British jackass who cemented his head in a microwave, needed the fire department to save him. He really should of died. I'm seriously doubting the legitimacy of evolutionary theory given he survives. Saw it on the news, just watched the video, very sad. They have another video where they cemented themselves into a tub. I don't see why this is a thing in the U.K., they really need to stop it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_contin ... =mv-google

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

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EchoesOfTheHorizon wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am
Given the bias, they would probably pick Trump, despite his great track record.

I wish it would be this British jackass who cemented his head in a microwave, needed the fire department to save him. He really should of died. I'm seriously doubting the legitimacy of evolutionary theory given he survives. Saw it on the news, just watched the video, very sad. They have another video where they cemented themselves into a tub. I don't see why this is a thing in the U.K., they really need to stop it.
Well, actyually, cement love is great. It is very... satisfying. You should try it sometime. Feel... the hardening. Wow. I get dizzy just talking about it.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 pm

Only the yanks would come up with a nasty term like 'loser' for people who perhaps don't conform, don't have wads of cash, don't fit in with the 'in' mob etc. etc. When it comes to insight, intelligence, empathy, rationality, fairness, leavingothersaloneness......, the US is the biggest 'loser' on the planet.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Since this thread was inspired by TIME's man of the year,
then I post a link to Wikipedia to explain further:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Person_of_the_Year

Quoting in part:

"...features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year..."

So it can be taken that TIME's loser of the year means whoever or whatever has done the least to influence the events of the year. The US isn't likely to fall into this based on this understanding. So this thread should be looked at from this angle.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:27 pm

If one looked at this from 'Time' magazine's perspective then one would wonder why anyone would call Trump a 'loser' (if, in fact, one was nominating Trump as 'loser' of the year). He did have quite a considerable influence on events, did he not?

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by EchoesOfTheHorizon » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:40 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Only the yanks would come up with a nasty term like 'loser' for people who perhaps don't conform, don't have wads of cash, don't fit in with the 'in' mob etc. etc. When it comes to insight, intelligence, empathy, rationality, fairness, leavingothersaloneness......, the US is the biggest 'loser' on the planet.
Yeah, because we invented the terms of Serfs, Peasants and Peers of the Realm and forced it unto the unsuspecting British Empire before unfairly leaving the aristocratic party in 1776.

Was all us, bad bad Americans.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:00 pm

EchoesOfTheHorizon wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:40 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Only the yanks would come up with a nasty term like 'loser' for people who perhaps don't conform, don't have wads of cash, don't fit in with the 'in' mob etc. etc. When it comes to insight, intelligence, empathy, rationality, fairness, leavingothersaloneness......, the US is the biggest 'loser' on the planet.
Yeah, because we invented the terms of Serfs, Peasants and Peers of the Realm and forced it unto the unsuspecting British Empire before unfairly leaving the aristocratic party in 1776.

Was all us, bad bad Americans.
Those terms were never used as nasty put-downs. We can hardly judge them by today's standards. If you don't know what I mean it's because you are a yank. There's something missing in the psyche, even in intelligent yanks. Y'all haven't always been that way. It would make a fascinating study in social evolution. Why do you keep ranting about 'Brits' to me anyway? Do you think it might offend me? :lol:

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by EchoesOfTheHorizon » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:24 am

It was clearly meant as a nasty Put Down when it was Scot Irish and British colonials saying it while swabbing muskets. Fuckheads clearly didn't grasp the insult till the barrage, and then it was all "Why are they shooting at us?"

Had you been quicker to pick this shit up earlier on, and yanked the worst offenders of retarded Aristocratic prejudice (cough cough Lord Dunmore cough cough cough) they wouldn't of been brutally chased out. We didn't get rid of every noble or aristocrat, we kept a Lord in New York on even, but we did have the soundness of mind to abolish the inheritance of titles and privledges because it produced some sour, self righteous dunces inheriting offices they were immensely cognitively unequiped for. A wise man doesn't always have a wise son, and too many in the English nobility aren't even descended from wise men of merit, but of local thugs seeking splendor who got their estates through thievery and favoritism to long extinct dynasties. Why should anyone give a fuck about the opinion of a son of a baron or earl or duke beyond the chaos and depravity they can potentially inflict when given public office? Rare is the good idea comming from them (and when it does flow, I applaude it), most you can hope for is that they at best maintain the best elements of the status quo, but usually they just pilfer the worst aspects to wild abandon.

The good of England migrated the fuck out of of the isles generations ago to escape that insanity, nobody likes it, silky foppery and stupid hats respembling potted plants on parade, a bit too inbred for healthy admiring, fugly and quick to senility. Fuk dem awe eye sae.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:28 am

Preaching to the choir.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:53 am

Regarding Trump, it's a no brainer that he has little influence considering his party holds the majority by two votes in the Senate and to date hasn't seen any major legislation passed under his administration. I can add that his support of Roy Moore wasn't enough influence in the Alabama election so I would consider Trump a loser under those circumstances.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by FlashDangerpants » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:53 am
Regarding Trump, it's a no brainer that he has little influence considering his party holds the majority by two votes in the Senate and to date hasn't seen any major legislation passed under his administration. I can add that his support of Roy Moore wasn't enough influence in the Alabama election so I would consider Trump a loser under those circumstances.

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Oh I dunno, trump just fucked you good and hard with a terrible tax plan that lines his own pockets. He didn't get to repeal and replace Obamacare, but he's probably going to successfully tear it apart, replacing was never the point. He's stacking your judicial system with political appointees and only one or two retarded ones have failed him there. He's appointed several heads to important departments solely to undermine them. I have no Earthly idea what he has against the State Department - but he's managed to turn what used to be pretty professional diplomatic outfit into an international joke.

Trump's only two objectives are to be rich and to have people tell him he is fucking amazing. Since becoming president he's lined his own pockets and has a whole shit load of new toadies to kiss his giant but withered rear end. Best year of his life.

Now that Roy Moore fella... he shat the bed in style. He lost to the other party in a state where where his predecessor ran unopposed in 2014 because there's normally no point in fielding a democrat at all, and certainly none in funding him. So he's a much better candidate.

However, I really do feel that this is a sport at which we British must always endeavour to excel. So a case must be made for our own dear Prime Minister. at the start of the year her party held a workable but not super comfortable majority in Parliament - they did however have a huge lead in the opinion polls mainly due to the leader of the opposition being ... well he's a nice guy, but he is thick and has a romantic attachment to a past that never happened then and certainly can't work now.

So Theresa May put the important matter of fixing all the Brexit shit on hold in order to run an unnecessary political campaign in order to shore up her position with an enlarged majority in Parliament simply by promising not to be this other dude who is nice but nobody wants him for PM. She didn't win the election, she is surviving only by cobbling together a coalition with a nasty outfit from Northern Ireland and the only reason she hasn't lost her job is because it has become so bad that nobody else really wants it right now. Nobody wants her for PM now, and if she is still in that chair when her rickety coalition falls apart, the nice but useless guy will get the job after all. It will probably be an improvement.

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Re: If TIME picked loser of the year, who would that be?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:50 am

FDP:

"Trump's only two objectives are to be rich...'

Since he never released his tax return, you can't tell. And what do you mean by rich? And how do you know what he has on his mind exactly? I won't waste my time responding to the rest of what you wrote, but it's obvious from just this part you didn't put careful thought into what you wrote.

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