In which we post yet another ten thousand plus interesting or amusing - or neither - tweets

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I read this and it was like reading a piece of wisdom pulled from an ancient text I'd never heard of.

    Your solution here is equal parts brilliant and obvious. If we really cared about children and single moms the way we pretend to, as a society, this would be the law. We're so far from that perspective that this solution had literally never occurred to me.
     
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  2. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I had to look up Dan Balz. I expected him to be a recent graduate who majored in Content Development (formerly Journalism).

    Dude is 77.
     
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  3. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Remember that black lady that was crying and thought Obama was going to fix everything because that's how much it meant to her to see a black president. It's like that but Fascism instead.
     
  4. phedre44

    phedre44 Member

    SKC
    Apr 1, 2008
    Kansas
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's also a small but vocal contingent of the broader men's rights movement that is super convinced that tons of women are cucking their beta-bucks husbands with alpha-Chads and millions of dudes are out here unknowingly raising kids who aren't actually theirs. They want mandatory paternity tests on all kids at birth.

    They always quote a study (which I'm not going to bother to look up) that showed 1 in 10 paternity tests proved that the husband was not the father of the child, and extrapolate that to the entire population. 10% of fathers are unknowingly raising another man's child!!!!11!!1!11111

    Of course, the study didn't take a random sample of the population. It was just paternity tests ordered by men who thought their partner had been unfaithful and were actively concerned their child was not, in fact, their child. A better conclusion to draw from the study is this: of men who think their wife was unfaithful and got knocked up by another man, 90% are wrong.
     
  5. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Also that too many men spend too much time watching Maury Povich.
     
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  6. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    And those 90% are probably sleeping around fathering children with women who are not their wives, hence their suspicions.
     
  7. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Does playing Spin-The-Bottle with Susie, Shirley and Sophia in the 4th grade classroom closet during recess count? :whistling:
     
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  8. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Man, time to come out of the closet.
     
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  9. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know anything about the person who tweeted that list, but when someone tweets a list that contains seven items, and six of them are just the worst, but the seventh seems kind of reasonable, there's two options: either the seventh thing is actually bad and I haven't thought about it enough, or the person who put together the list has some hidden agenda involving that seventh thing. I went with the latter, and tried to think about what awful thing this awful person could hope to accomplish by including that reasonable thing on their awful list. Does that make me cynical? I accept that charge.
     
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  10. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    The more I read the tweet the more cynical I become. The "Require men to provide for their children as soon as it’s determined the child is theirs" sounds more to me that the man has no obligation to pay child support unless there is a paternity test.
     
  11. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    Cynical? Yes.

    Correct? Also yes.
     
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  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I almost feel like just describing this and not posting it. In fact, that’s what I’m gonna do.

    John Fetterman paid George Santos to do a Cameo telling Bob Menendez to stay strong.

    Great sentence, or greatest sentence?
     
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  13. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
     
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  14. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
     
  15. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    1731803548390686822 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  16. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really like how Fetterman and AOC mock the mockable.

     
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  17. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  18. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    @superdave sent me this last night and I feel it's worth posting. An opinion piece, but it gives an idea of how stuck things were with the GOP ruling Michigan in some form for 40 years.

    And the late 00s early 10s, just not a great time. I almost left MI in 2018 but stayed when a parent was diagnosed with cancer.

     
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  19. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    I disagree. Recognizing that inflation was (is) a global event that connects to the pandemic is too complicated for most voters.
     
  20. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd like to see the fine print on how they think this will be legislated/enforced.
     
  21. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  22. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    One possibility:

     
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  23. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    You don’t want to betray some friendly tourists to the deep state:

     
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  24. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In an alternate universe, maybe. Can't see the GOP doing anything like that.
     
  25. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Imagine the outrage if a Democrat said that.
     

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