But this one kinda hit a little close to home. Literally.
That shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue this weekend? It's located in Squirrel Hill, which is my neighboring town borough. The Synagogue is only a ten minute walk away from my house. I work at the library, which serves the entire community, including Squirrel Hill. Some of those names on the victim list are familiar to me. I knew them. Not intimately, but enough to recognize the names. Squirrel Hill is a majorly Jewish community. This asshole targeted it because Cheeto Benito convinced him that the Jews were destroying everything and a caravan with leprosy and gonna make away the guns and whateverthefuck.
And now... Despite that fact that the Jewish leaders here have told him he's not welcomed until he renounces anti-semitism and the mayor of Pittsburgh told him not to come while they're burying the dead... The Cheeto is coming my city anyway.
I'm not sad, I'm angry. I'm furious.
And I really look forward to the day when this administration is just a embarrassing memory.
Post by Matrix Dragon on Oct 30, 2018 0:18:27 GMT -5
Damn, I'm truly sorry Mach. I've been watching the news on this one, and seeing what the Monster-in-chief and his minions are doing today in response to this is sickening. I wish there was something I could do to help.
I don't know if Drumpf ever said anything specific against the Jewish community, but it wouldn't be a stretch to conclude that his general stupidity helped to validate the feelings of an already anti-Semitic lunatic. It's not like he was acting on rational logic to begin with.
Damn Mach. Glad to hear you're ok but definitely sorry to hear about those people that were injured and killed. I know it's scary that all this is happened and even worse if it happens right close like this one is to you. I'm sad for each and everyone of the victims and their families but I read yesterday that one of the victims was a holocaust survivor that came over here to get away from this kind of thing and that really hurts and makes me angry that this country seems to be going backwards instead of forwards. I can't wait until the next presidential election.
Post by Optimal Megatron on Oct 30, 2018 17:38:06 GMT -5
I'm just.... too tired to be outraged. I'm probably upset, but after a constant stream of this, I'm numb. It's terrible, and all I can keep doing is saying "this has to end eventually". Voting when I get the chance. Keeping faith that eventually he's going to be out of office and trying to disassociate myself from everyone going "what is with the USA?" because I *know* that we won the majority vote even if the back-asswards electoral college system gave it to Trump.
I have to, because the alternative is feeling like I have no control over being associated with the absolute dumpsterfire that is Donald Trump, and I don't hate myself enough for that.
Maybe I should feel more upset, but at this rate, if I felt upset every time some politician did something stupid while Trump's dragging the spotlights down on EVERYTHING our country remotely screws up (do other countries just have more US news than their own news now? Because they seem to know more about it than I do about theirs sometimes), I'm never going to feel happy. Ever. Until election day or possibly until 2024 if the worst case happens. So, yeah. Cards on the table, that's me right now.
iacon45: I would wait to see if that Netflix Megs goes on sale but I not only need that Megs but Siege Crosshairs needs his Targetmaster
Feb 25, 2020 22:43:22 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm glad I didn't double dip on the cell shaded one
Feb 25, 2020 22:42:11 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I only got Siege Prime because he was on sale.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I admit Earthrise Prime has some nice stuff, but I just don't feel like paying that much extra for another G1 Prime with a trailer I won't use.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:14 GMT -5
iacon45: About to go that level with Earthrise Prime
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:50 GMT -5
iacon45: Figure they might pop up at Ross eventually
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Just Fuck Dis Shit levels at this point.
Feb 24, 2020 17:57:22 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: After seeing the Rumble/Ratbat set going for $40 before shipping on eBay and no retailers having it in stock, I just bought the Takara one for a slight markup, along with Rung.
Feb 24, 2020 17:55:07 GMT -5
iacon45: Looking at that Decepticon Mirage I wish Hasbro would have used the toy accurate head.
Feb 23, 2020 19:33:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, I pre-ordered Netflix Megatron too. That silver paint job is spiffy.
Feb 22, 2020 23:02:28 GMT -5
iacon45: But speaking of Megatron, I'm going to opt for that Netflix Siege Megatron instead. I really love that silver deco look and I actually like his battle scars.
Feb 22, 2020 20:16:45 GMT -5
iacon45: Agreed on Smokescreen. I prefer the cybertronian car mode surprisingly. As for E.R. Megatron, that is also a hardpass. I just hope that removing chunks of vehicle mode for big clunky accessories does not become a trend.
Feb 22, 2020 20:15:26 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Megatron and Smokescreen are hard passes, what with being basically Siege Smokescreen and Megatron with slightly different parts.
Feb 21, 2020 21:46:40 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: So good thing Hasbro's getting some reuse on those toy skeletons
Feb 21, 2020 21:45:51 GMT -5
iacon45: Between the new deluxe and reissue Ghostbuster figures, new GI Joe, not to mention Earthrise, Hasbro wants to obliterate my wallet.
Feb 21, 2020 18:01:22 GMT -5
Greatshot: Also true.
Feb 20, 2020 22:41:33 GMT -5
iacon45: Gameplay, if you could call it that, was definitely garbage but the shrill beeping that would pass as music and SFX made my ears bleed
Feb 20, 2020 22:06:34 GMT -5
iacon45: I mainly like it for the novelty of it and the great artwork around the screen.
Feb 20, 2020 22:03:26 GMT -5
Greatshot: if I didn't already know it was hot garbage, i would too
Feb 20, 2020 21:54:56 GMT -5