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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    So that's a no on the First Amendment then? Figures, they only care about the second.
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    Australian federal election 2022

    The Green party there has had a great boost in their results too, which is good to see.
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    Clearly that means abortion can't be banned, or else D.C. would no longer have a source of power.
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    UK politics thread – rainy fascism island

    The Tories really need to screen their candidates better: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/tory-mp-rape-arrest-man-in-50s-in-custody-on-suspicion-of-rape-released-on-bail-3698151
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    OK, but what's the story with the cowbells? Everyone knows you need more cowbell, not less.
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    Flamethrowers, knives, zip ties: banned Guns: still allowed Wait, aren't flamethrowers just guns that shoot fire instead of bullets? Why aren't they covered under the second amendment?
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    It would discourage companies from buying and hoarding old IP, but as far as I can tell, it's only Disney that is both doing that and over the net worth threshold. Hell, they could probably avoid the penalty altogether by breaking off parts of their company into smaller companies.
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    One problem I can see is if, say, Google bought a company that owned IP from more than 56 years ago, that IP would presumably instantly fall into the public domain.
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    Hawley's Disney revenge bill limits copyright to 56 years for major corporations: https://www.hawley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2022-05/Copyright%20Clause%20Restoration%20Act.pdf There's a clause limiting it to companies/people worth more than $150 billion and that produce substantial works...
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    I noticed the article didn't link to Hawley's tweet, so I went to his twitter to look for it, and just don't do that.
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    UK politics thread – rainy fascism island

    Finding someone to replace him is going to be a trick. You'd have to find someone who wants to be PM enough that they'll do it despite the massive drawbacks the position currently has (party approval in the toilet, having to deal with multiple crises including several of their own making) The...
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    UK politics thread – rainy fascism island

    Conservative MP Neil Parish has resigned after admitting to watching porn twice on his cellphone in the House of Commons: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-61284686
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    P&R Funnies!

    They have a habit of coming across as walls of text, which I find off putting.
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    Hidden Easter Egg in Beast Wars DVD? (+ Bonus TF Music Remix Video!)

    Rhino released the DVDs of H.R. Pufnstuf that included Here's Irving as an extra. Guess someone copied the video file accidentally at some point.
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    What stupid thing did the GOP say or do this time? Episode 3!

    Did he tick a wrong box somewhere or what?
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