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You are staging a protest of a Trump rally, on a Memorial weekend, demonstrating in favor of amnestying illegal immigrants and providing them with a path to American citizenship.

Why. For what possible goddamn reason, would you show up waving Mexican flags instead of American ones?

It's like Trump is fucking paying these people.
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1. For some unfathomable reason (procrastination of stuff) I'd decided to give Castle another go. It's been 7 years since I tried that show but my take-away is exactly the same. Most of the cast is boring, his mother is actively annoying, and I would watch 12 seasons of this show if it'd been entirely about Castle and his daughter having wacky adventures together.

2. The latest fevered rumor flying around is that Trump and Sanders might have a debate. I'm all for it. I've hated math for years, I have no problem with sanctioning a televised war-crime against it.

3. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/us/politics/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-fbi.html

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So what you are telling me is that it's a show starring Joel McHale and Stephen Fry that takes a giant crap all over the Millennial generation?

I'd cheer, but something that obviously made purely to hit all my buttons has no chance of lasting past the second episode.

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Everyone is "We want a Natasha movie." "We need a Ms. Marvel movie." "We must have the lady Thor movie."

And I am over here just waiting for another storyline about the tiny Indian spylet-in-training from the Avengers.

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Everyone is "We want a Natasha movie." "We need a Ms. Marvel movie." "We must have the lady Thor movie."

And I am over here just waiting for another storyline about the tiny Indian spylet-in-training from the Avengers.

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I see there was another anti-Trump riot, in New Mexico - complete with burning shit and masked posturing.

The best quote I've seen so far of this entire election: "1968 caught the Zika virus, had a baby, and named it 2016."

This is what happens when an entire generation learn history from taking courses specializing in deconstruction of sitcoms.

Nixon won in 1968. In large part by showing pictures of riots and promising that he was the candidate of Law and Order.(He fucking loved that show, man.)

You watch. Every time Trump dips in the polls from now on, he'll schedule a rally in deep blue districts, close to a local college. Every riot is probably good for a 5% bump.
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Had an interesting conversation about the progression of social issues debates in the US.

It's striking that as recently as 2004, basically a decade ago, gay marriage was THE battle of the Culture War. Hell, for a few years it was the Culture War. Considered controversial enough that Obama (in step with most of Dem political class) had refused to back it publically as late as 2008.

2015: USSC rules on it 5:4. And... That's basically it.

In this election it probably won't even come up. Essentially resolved and broadly accepted by the social and political consensus within two election cycles.

Meanwhile - Roe v. Wade is about to turn 33 years old, and is still as much of a political mine-field as it was in 1973, if not more so.