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Wow. "I'm too dumb to stop my self from doing something dumb" is quite the legal strategy.

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So they actually went there huh? "You didn't stop me from doing this thing so you should pay for the thing I did!"

That's the line of the FarQMAGA now?

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What is it with the modern wackadoodle right and incompetently bizarre legal manoeuvring? Is there some nerve agent on Putin’s cheques that ensures that when you get to court you’re going to argue something that sounds like it came from Neptune? Or is it just the sheer fucking entitlement doing this too? Your honour I’m a white guy who fears he is losing out because sometimes there are black people outside and they’re walking on the sidewalk not in the gutter. Please find for me in your decision because sunspots.

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not Neptune . . . you went one too far out.

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With logic like this, it’s a fair bet these chowder-heads also believe victims of abuse frequently force their abusers to hurt them. Maybe if the victim loved the abuser more, everything would be okay.

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"Why are you making me HIT you????!!!"

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aren't they already using that argument to tell rape victims to love their rapists and it'll all be OK?

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I feel like Oliver Hardy cornered the market on that one before Taylor's grandparents were born

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If anyone is to blame for doing nothing to stop the Covid Convoy's efforts to turn Canada into a truckocracy, let it be Dithering Doug Ford, part-time premier of Ontario, who sat on his hands in Toronto pretending that the city of Ottawa was surrounded by a Douglas Adams-style S.E.P. (Somebody Else's Problem) invisibility field . While it's par for the course for Canadian premiers to blame Ottawa for pretty much everything from inflation to the weather to the inability of Canadian teams to win the Stanley Cup, it's a bit disingenuous to blame "Ottawa" when that city is actually in your own province and your own provincial police force could have been sent to assist the city police in removing the freedumb fighters.

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He was at the lake! How was he to know what was happening in Ottawa? Everyone knows there is no connections to cities at the lake! No phones or internet or teevee. When you go to Cabin you go backwards in time to 1860! This is known!

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Ta, Andrew. There's way too much of this shit going on.

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I can't decide if MAGAs are starting to sound like Lewis Carrol's "Jabberwocky," or Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Could be both.

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not "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" . . . "Louis-Louis" perhaps?

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They're starting to sound like my son when he was a toddler. Basically: "You should have stopped me! You didn't, so it isn't my fault!"

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"This is a bit like if convicted January 6th rioters tried to sue Nikki Haley Nancy Pelosi for providing insufficient security to stop them from sacking the Capitol."

Republicans did that, a lot.

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A few thoughts.

1) Wingnuts suing the Ottawa PD for not preventing them from breaking the law seems very much like Hamas blaming Netanyahu for security failures and propping up Hamas. Netanyahu does deserve that blame, but not from the folks who committed the offense. This is literally like a bank robber blaming the police for not stopping the robbery.

2) The US version of "The Great Honkening" included Oakland high school students rushing into the Safeway to buy eggs to throw at the Honkers. Oakland high school students rule.

3) Also, too, on The Great Honkening, that's an excuse to repost this photo link...Birb Libelz!

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/427816910_10212483096110054_7013505711584131361_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=dd5e9f&_nc_ohc=-AGMxE8KcpoAX_P_K-Q&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=00_AfDd4hEtbCOg3jD6v6kurCYJlaj3sUiuvBPtfj4hhyX4hQ&oe=65DFBC2F

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I don't remember the eggs. I should look that up.

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I've had people tell me it was my fault for loaning them money, so why would I be surprised when they didn't pay it back?

The most amazing one, though, was some poor old dude who defaulted on his mobile home loan because, "My grandson comes in here and he does drugs so why should I pay my loan?!?"

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$220 million. That’s a lot of Loonies

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Got to keep 'em on the path...

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Yes, it was.

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The Canadian government is appealing the court's decision and at least to Canadian law pundits I've seen, they think the government is likely to ultimately win the case

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good cause that is nuts.

I mean if ever there was a case for using that act, this was it. They gave them long enough and enough warnings to disperse

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This is like the excuse you hear on elementary school playgrounds: "he MADE me do it!"

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"The key organizers of the Great Honkening"

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Stephen King is healous jealous that he did not come up with "Honkening" first; "Maximum Overdrive" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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OT

Meggles Kelly says it's George Floyd's fault that fit people don't want to joing the police force

https://www.mediaite.com/entertainment/very-out-of-shape-megyn-kelly-mocks-women-on-nypd-dance-team-blames-george-floyd-for-obese-cops/

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But fat cops are better for killing unarmed black men by kneeling on them! What a dilemma for Megs.

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It's America, Meggles! What are these "fit people" of which you speak?

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My brother was a Marine reservist and he described the special training they have for fat recruits. My brother was 6 ft, 135 lbs and got double rations.

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^That part

Stealing this...brb

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Literally gasping for attention, yet sliding inexorably into irrelevance. It must be terrifying to be Megan Kelly.

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Her big moment of relevance was arguing that Santa Claus is white.

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And Jesus was white. Also saying that black face was just peachy keen. She had a moment in the sun, there, but doesn't yet grok that her sell by date is long past the desired conservative male preferences. Sad. You do hate to see those leopards feasting on the willingly offered faces of the ones who thought they were the masters. 🤷

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"You do hate to see those leopards feasting on the willingly offered faces of the ones who thought they were the masters."

Uhhhhhh, no. No I don't.

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Sarcasm, darling. 😉

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Oh, I know. 👍I still stand by my statement though.

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