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  1. Lee receiving the National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush in 2008. It's the end of an era true believers. Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend and creator of iconic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, and The X-Men has passed away at age 95. His cause of death is not yet known. Beloved by comic-book fans for his role in reshaping the medium into into its modern form, for which he was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2008, Lee was also known to film goers for his tradition of making cameos in films and TV shows based on Marvel properties. Director Joe Russo has confirmed that we can expect at least one more cameo from Stan in the currently untitled Avengers 4. Various celebrities from Marvel and beyond have already made public tributes to "The Man". Lee's wife Joan passed away from a stroke in July of last year, they are survived by their daughter J.C.. To cap things off here's a compilation of every cameo Stan made up to 2018's Ant-Man and The Wasp: EXCELSIOR!
  2. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Some troubling news from SCOTUS: While fractured ribs are unlikely to be life threatening, it is an unfortunate reminder of RBG's advanced age. If we lose her before 2020 America will be in for some very dark times.
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    This is gonna be good.

  4. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The thing is, if they do set a precedent of gutting the 14th Amendment that's fucking terrifying. Losing birthright citizenship may not sound too bad (and, to be fair, most nations get along fine without it), but it's hardly the only thing in the amendment Republicans might like to do away with. Especially troubling would be if they decide to go after the due process clause, which explicitly requires the states to protect people's rights to life, liberty, and property. In practice that's been interpreted to mean that state law enforcement must act in accordance with the Bill of Rights, meaning, if it goes, the states are free to ignore: Your protection against search and/or seizure without probable cause. Your right to remain silent. Your right to have an attorney present during interrogation. Your right to have legal council provided if you cannot afford it. Your right to a fair and speedy trial. Your right to be informed if you've been charged with a crime and what crime you've been charged with. Your right to see any evidence against you. Your right to a trial by a jury of your peers. Your protection against excessive fines and/or bail. Your protection against cruel and unusual punishment. and more... Sure, it's unlikely, but given that he has control of the Supreme Court there's a non-zero chance of that he'll be allowed to do it. Especially if we lose another Justice while he's in office and he replaces them with another Kavanaugh-like radical who takes a broad view of presidential power. Sleep tight!
  5. As much as I'd like it to be true I'm skeptical of the Smash leak; mainly because Shadow and Banjo cover up the Mii fighters in the image:

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    Edit: On closer examination I noticed the Mii fighters are still there. They, or at least the Brawler and Swordsman, were just moved between King K. Rool and Bayonetta. Other characters, like Olimar and Daisy, were shifted as well. Whether this makes the image more or less credible, I can't say.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      You really want to leave this out in the open like that? I don't believe the leak, either, but just putting it out in the open like that... I dunno, man.

  6. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Brown Terrorist Asylum Seeker Yes Yes Bomber Unknown No Comment Conclusion: Trump is the least racist person you've ever seen. ... In other news, Justin Trudeau is officially better at being president of the United States than Donald Trump.
  7. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/25/politics/bombs-suspicious-packages-what-we-know/index.html Someone has been mailing pipe bombs to prominent Trump critics including Gorge Soros, Barack Obama, the Clintons, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters, Joe Biden, Robert De Niro, and John Brennan/CNN. The packages list the office of Florida Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz as their return address. Fortunately nobody has been hurt thus far but officials warn there may be more devices out there. Depending on who you ask this is either proof the president's rhetoric has gone too far, or a false flag operation launched by the Democrats and the violent left wing mob. I'll let you make that call. In lighter news: Trump's moving the goalposts on paying money to charity if Elizabeth Warren proved she had Native American ancestry makes his attempted lawsuit against Bill Maher doubly hilarious.
  8. I'm an atheist. I don't believe in a Hell. However, if I'm wrong, if Hell exists, then the Republican Party has bought itself an express ticket.

  9. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/politics/susan-collins-kavanaugh-vote/index.html You did it guys! You got a conservative court. Sure, you threw away two centuries of precedent, America's standing on the world stage, and whatever ethics you may have had to do it, but you did it. After all, it's better to risk putting a rapist on the Supreme Court than giving the Democrats any sort of victory right? As long as the lefty snowflakes keep shedding those libtard tears it's all worth it, right? Savor your victory Republicans. I hope you choke on it.
  10. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Every study in the history of ever has shown that teaching abstinence just doesn't work. Evolution has hardwired humans to desire and pursue sex as often as possible in order to ensure the survival of the species. This made a lot of sense back when most children would never reach adulthood but today, with advances in medical technology drastically lowering the infant mortality rate, such large scale reproduction has become unsustainable. Unfortunately, our biology has not changed to match our society so we still instinctively pursue sex, even when we don't need to reproduce. Humans crave sex, and telling them to stop having sex is a lot like telling a smoker not to have a cigarette, they may be able to resist for a while, but most will break down eventually. Furthermore, sex, masturbation, and similar activities are known to have positive social and psychological benefits, including stress relief and strengthening interpersonal relationships. Sexless marriages tend to crumble pretty fast and a society full of sexually repressed people is not a pleasant place to live. Indeed, places with über-conservative views on sex tend to face the brunt of sex-related woes, including sexual violence, STDs, and teen pregnancies. Birth control lets humans reap the benefits of sex without many of the drawbacks of unprotected sex. Seriously, fewer rapes, fewer abortions, fewer children in poverty, fewer STDs, fewer teen pregnancy, fewer divorces... Conservatives should love contraception. It's never a bad idea to know a few self defense techniques, but they're far from guaranteed to repel an attacker, especially one who's larger than the victim, is armed, has backup, and/or is using a nonphysical method of coercion (ie: blackmail). Plus, as Dr. Ford's testimony has made clear, even a failed rape attempt can scar the victim for life. Perhaps most importantly, promoting self defense techniques as the primary means of dealing with rape implicitly puts blame on the victim, for failing to repel an attempted rape, instead of the perpetrator, for attempting rape in the first place.
  11. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The New York Times found some of Trump's taxes and they're even shadier than we thought. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  12. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    To be fair, I have heard from more reliable sources that Trump is indeed a teetotaler (one of the few things I'll admit to having in common with him). Apparently he swore off drugs and booze because his brother was an alcoholic who died young as a result of his drinking. Sadly, that also means that everything horrible Trump has done, all the bigoted remarks, all the idiotic policies, all the incoherent tweets... yeah... That's Trump sober. And now we know why the Republicans were fighting so hard to avoid an FBI investigation. It hasn't been 24 hours since the probe was expanded and we've already got police records more or less confirming Chad Ludington's claim that Kavanaugh instigated a bar fight back in 1985. https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/01/politics/nyt-police-kavanaugh-bar-fight/index.html Even more damning, there's evidence that Kavanaugh tried to suppress the Ramirez story before it became public. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/mutual-friend-ramirez-kavanaugh-anxious-come-forward-evidence-n915566 Kavanaugh flat out stated under oath that he first learned of the allegations from the New Yorker article. If this pans out it would be the most solid grounds for a perjury charge yet.
  13. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    As I recall Ford’s friend only said she didn’t have any specific memory of the party in question, which makes sense. She didn’t witness the assault, as far as she was concerned it would have been just another party. Polygraph machines are not especially reliable in and of themselves. The results as much about what the test administrator observes as they are about the machine’s readout. They can be pretty accurate with a skilled professional at the helm, but they’re certainly not 100% accurate. As I said a few pages back, and as Senator Feinstein said before the hearing, this isn’t a trial, it’s a job interview. If we listen to Dr. Ford and we’re wrong the worst that’ll happen is that Kavanaugh won’t get a promotion. If we listen to Kavanaugh and we’re wrong the worst that’ll happen is that America will spend the next 30+ years with a rapist on the Supreme Court. Strip away the partisan politics and it’s really a no-brainer.
  14. *Sigh* Time to send my computer in for repairs again.

    1. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      I'm sorry to hear that. What's been happening with your machine?

    2. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      It won’t recognize the hard drive.

    3. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      Oh dear... that is not good at all. I hope the computer repair people are able to figure it out and fix it for you.

  15. Bowbowis

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Avenatti has made his move: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/politics/julie-swetnick-allegation-kavanaugh/index.html TL;DR: A third woman, Julie Swetnick, alleges Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were at a party where she was drugged and gang raped. She has not definitively stated that Kavanaugh was among her attackers, but has reported that she attended "well over ten" parties at which Kavanaugh was present and repeatedly witnessed him drunkenly engaging in sexually aggressive behavior. Swetnick claims to have at least two witnesses who can corroborate her account of the gang rape. Democrats are appalled, Kavanaugh and Judge deny it, and Senate Republicans don't give a shit. What else is new?
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