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Getting Out the Youth Vote: A New Approach

subtle_like_puffy_himselfThe problem with most get-out-the-vote campaign slogans is that they are too subtle. "Rock the Vote" doesn't give you any idea of what consequences you might face should the vote fail to be rocked. And "Choose or Lose," while appearing to spell out a worst-case scenario, neglects to take into account that you might choose and lose (n.b. Florida 2000). And to judge by both of these slogans, you would think that you could not vote and still live. Not so, it turns out. According to the youth voter drive just launched by Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Puffy, the options are stark: "VOTE OR DIE."


See, those other slogans are just hypotheticals. This is a threat. Of course, it'd be more accurate to say, "Vote or I'll wave a gun in your face in a midtown nightclub," but that doesn't fit so well on a t-shirt. And it's not true, of course.

Seriously, best slogan ever. We're definitely voting now.

P. Diddy Launches Black, Youth Voter Drive [Reuters/Yahoo]

[Peter Morgan/Reuters]

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What did we say this morning? Something about how "They want a war with Iran," and "Please do not listen to news reports about Trump telling his people to cool their jets with the Iran talk, because they want a war with Iran, and all they are looking for is their trigger"?

News came out early this morning that Iran shot down a US drone in the Strait of Hormuz, outside Iranian waters. Let's see what our president and his war-bonering GOP shitmouths in Congress have had to say about that:

Great. Just great. So what's happening now?

Awesome. Just splendid. Trump is having a cuddle party today with John Bolton (who's had a hard-on to bomb Iran since the Bush administration); Mike Pompeo (who's been making the rounds lying and saying Iran and al Qaeda are best friends, thus implying that it's very legal and very cool for Trump to strike Iran without congressional authorization, based on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Congress voted for five days after 9/11); and Patrick Shanahan, the outgoing acting Defense secretary, who will make way for another acting Defense secretary, because who needs real Defense secretaries? (The new guy, Mark Esper, is part of the meeting too.) And as Senator Schatz points out above, Trump is emotionally unstable and doesn't know dick about foreign policy, so it's just great that he's having an emergency meeting with these unhinged hawks about this right now.

Tell us what this all means, unhinged hawk Lindsey Graham!

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