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    [–] Nurgle Plague Marine finished! :) YourRealMom 2 points ago in minipainting

    top tier stuff, I am impressed. Have an internet point.

    [–] Worst nightmare YourRealMom 1 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I think you misspelled "wash"

    [–] WIP it. WIP it gooooooood. YourRealMom 2 points ago in minipainting

    Uh... Brush your teeth. Love you <3

    [–] I (23F) am terrified of losing him (22M) forever, after nearly three years together. YourRealMom 3 points ago in relationships

    I just want to say, who can blame you for not handling being yelled at well? That's the whole idea of yelling. If everyone was fine with being yelled at there would be no point in doing it besides communicating in a noisy environment. Something tells me that's not the type of yelling you mean.

    [–] New History. What’s Dat? YourRealMom 6 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I dunno man, it's a tricky thing. Sharks are more dangerous than bees but bees kill more people because people are a lot more likely to run into them. Of course a liberal wacko is just as dangerous as a conservative wacko but for SOME foxnews reason there just seem to be more conservative wackos

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    I would counter that democrats accused of sexual misconduct are held to a much higher standard than republicans. Take Al Franken, for instance. I am not very familiar with Garcia but a cursory glance shows that although an ethics investigation found no wrongdoing, she was nonetheless stripped of her committee posts following the allegations.

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    to modify your metaphor: The republican party is the brush, the brush is DRIPPING with racism and discredited economic theory, and if you're a republican voter you've got your hand on it whether you chose the paint or not.

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    If they continue to vote as a block, and refuse to hold their representatives accountable for behavior they disagree with, then from a political standpoint we kinda have to treat them as advocates for that kind of policy.

    It's not prejudice to acknowledge that a republican voter is supporting republican policies. It would be prejudiced to assume anyone I saw driving a needlessly large truck is also racist.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that while this may be a nation of individuals, our political system IS effectively two large groups. I'm not looking down on the republican party because of the faults of it's voters, I'm looking down on the republican party because of its actual stated and implemented policy goals and policies. This is not, "the party is bad because racists vote for them", it's "the party is bad because when elected they do and say racist shit"

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    Thanks for the detailed response! It is always good to get some perspective from the other side. I don't have time to type out a similarly detailed response at the moment. But in brief, I would disagree. I believe Trump has selectively enforced laws to suit his own ends (Russia sanctions, not divesting from his business interests, failure to denounce right wing terrorist groups, more)

    I would say generally I feel that to the extent that Trump has been successful in promoting his agenda, that agenda represents a net negative for our country. I'll try to go into more detail when I have time to sit down and gather sources/citations.

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 2 points ago in politics

    Which is pretty similar to how Republican rhetoric treats immigrants, LGBT rights, and religious minorities, but when we say "stop hating on immigrants, LGBT, and religious minorities" the response is inconsistent. :/

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 15 points ago in politics

    Oh my God this is the most garbage response. What is "success" to you? Building a wall and or locking her up, or not running the country into a greasy dumpster fire?

    I mean, if child detainment and dismantling our social security system are "success" then yeah please fail.

    [–] Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. YourRealMom 20 points ago in politics

    Didn't see anything hateful there, just "they won't be reasoned with so why try to associate or work with them"

    [–] [Serious] How'd you get that scar? YourRealMom 1 points ago in AskReddit

    A friend was self-harming and I wanted to understand why

    [–] Back from dormancy! YourRealMom 1 points ago in SavageGarden

    My bet is a capensis hybrid. I have a capensis x aliciae that looks exactly like that.

    [–] Trump voters say men are discriminated against more than gays, minorities YourRealMom 6 points ago in politics

    I am also super curious what they were trying to say there. More likely voters are women? More septuagenarians are women? Women outnumber men 2 to 1 when counting by average number of orifices?

    [–] RNC Takes Neo-Nazi Money; Trump Campaign Still Hasn’t Returned Racists’ Gifts YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    as long as the RNC knowingly takes neo-nazi money, all the money they take is literally neo-nazi money

    [–] Colour Concept - Nighthaunt - C&amp;C YourRealMom 6 points ago in minipainting

    I love it. I'm super curious how it would look with that dark/light gradient reversed though

    [–] Republicans and Democrats of Reddit what is a policy or idea you agree with on the other side? YourRealMom 1 points ago in AskReddit

    You make a lot of good points here, but I think it's more complicated than you're making it out to be. For one thing, a pay scale that's exploitative here stateside could absolutely be generous in a different context. The reason people come here to work for that pay is because they're able to support their families at a fair standard elsewhere. People who are doing this kind of seasonal labor aren't really immigrants most of the time. They're migrant labor, but their primary residences are often in Mexico.

    Secondly, most Democrats are not in favor of 'open borders', they just want sane enforcement. The reason you see more rhetoric about the southern border is because thats the issue republicans have gone off the rails about. It can be hard to have a productive conversation when you have to constantly expend your energy responding to wild lies and accusations. I'm in favor of accepting asylum seekers and economic refugees in greater numbers from all over, but I'll admit that can get lost because the right wing is currently agitating for a stupid fucking wall.

    So, the fight is usually over Mexico because that's what the right wing is concern trolling to scare old folks into voting R. But when Trump axed immigration from a bunch of Muslim majority countries Democrats fought against that too. The immigration debate is more nuanced than "build a wall!" Vs "let aaaaall the Mexicans in"

    [–] Republicans and Democrats of Reddit what is a policy or idea you agree with on the other side? YourRealMom 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I don't know that immigrants across the Mexican border really get very strong preferential treatment. A lot of them are enticed to cross illegally by offers of work from US companies who rely on the seasonal skilled labor market that mexican immigrants provide. Then they essentially Anne Frank it and try not to rock the boat until they head back to mexico with their earnings for the season. Yeah they get in, but they're not exactly getting the red carpet.

    If you really think that sounds amazing, I'm sure you could catch a flight to mexico and go traipsing through the desert or seek out a 'coyote' to help smuggle you across the border. Then you can try out the exciting life of exploited migrant laborers while constantly looking over your shoulder for an ICE raid.