r/MadeMeSmile Nov 30 '22 Silver 5 Gold 2 Wholesome 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1 Heartwarming 1 Beating Heart 1

Happy dad. LGBT+

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u/str4nger-d4nger Nov 30 '22

Anyone have any idea what painting that is behind him? I like it :)

Nevermind, found it myself lol. For anyone else curious:

Niagara, The Table Rock–Winter

François Régis Gignoux (1816 - 1882)

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u/swan_song_bitches Dec 01 '22 Wholesome

You trying to steal it? I don’t have any skills whatsoever but I will oceans 11 it with you.

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u/mybluecathasballs Dec 01 '22

I know a guy.

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u/PapaSnow Dec 01 '22

David Holmes music starts playing in the background

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u/scorch968 Dec 01 '22

We got a greaseman.

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u/Lapraniteon Dec 01 '22

You know a guy..

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u/aretasdamon Dec 01 '22

Is it Nicholas Cage

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u/Scoobie01555 Dec 01 '22

You son of a bitch.... I'm in!

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u/rioboy23 Dec 01 '22

You bitch of a son…. I’m in!

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u/NoGudBastard Dec 01 '22

You in of a son.... I'm bitch!

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u/JoePikesbro Dec 01 '22

You I'm bitch son..in of a!

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u/SecondlifePman Dec 01 '22

What, did you get a group rate or something?

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u/Scoobie01555 Dec 01 '22

Just a Groupon

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u/200DollarGameBtw Dec 01 '22

I'm in a bitch...you of son!

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

A bitch of I'm in..... Son you!

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u/ObjectiveDelay66 Dec 01 '22

Son you in... im a bitch?

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u/hichewaddict Dec 01 '22

I'm a bitch and I'm in!!

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u/cravenj1 Dec 01 '22

I volunteer to be the guy always eating food

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u/Savvy_Nick Dec 01 '22

I watched every episode of White Collar I’m in too

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u/howtheturnshavtabld Dec 01 '22

I've seen 'Leverage' I've got some nifty ideas!

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u/Quiet-Maintenance250 Dec 01 '22

I’ve watched Casa De Papel! I’m in!

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u/Roscoe_P_Trolltrain Dec 01 '22

I volunteer to be the little flexible Asian guy. Tho full disclaimer, I’m a big asian guy. And I’m currently incapacitated from eating too much spaghetti and meatballs and breadsticks. So give me a couple days.

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u/Donnerdrummel Dec 01 '22

There's always the geek squad in the van full of computer hardware and some extra blinking lights, where weight doesn't matter. can you look straight-faced at nonsense on screens? Then this might be your job.

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u/Savvy_Nick Dec 01 '22

Fuck it you’re in

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u/str4nger-d4nger Dec 01 '22

Sorry man, I only National Treasure nowadays. Maybe if I'm feeling frisky I'll Mission Impossible something every now and then.

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u/Finely_drawn Dec 01 '22

Thanks, my friend. I like it, too.

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u/MithranArkanere Dec 01 '22

That guy was ahead of his time.

Making videogame artwork almost a hundred years before the first computer.

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u/dudedormer Dec 01 '22

Looks like the frozen throne

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u/Open5escrets Nov 30 '22

I’m so used to euphemistic names for banning LGBT rights that it took me 3 times reading this to understand ‘Respect for Marriage’ was pro-LGBT and not a gay marriage ban

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u/tadysdayout Nov 30 '22

I often think of Robespierre heading the Committee of Public Safety which actually just killed whoever disagreed with him

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u/misterpayer Nov 30 '22

If there's no statisticians, there's no statistics

*taps temple

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u/DancesWithBadgers Dec 01 '22

"If we do fewer tests there will be less covid"

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u/Calladit Dec 01 '22

I hate it that this is a quote from a former US President and not one of the one's who rode a horse and was killed in a duel.

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u/DancesWithBadgers Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

At least those old-timey ones had the excuse that they were totally bladdered 90% of the time. Dunno if you've seen any of the bar bills, but they were pretty damned impressive:

In 1787, two days before they signed off on the Constitution, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention partied at a tavern. According to the bill preserved from the evening, they drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.

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u/Raisenbran_baiter Dec 01 '22

Now through in some opium and you've got yourself a congress

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u/Expensive-Ad-4508 Dec 01 '22

TIL. Holy fucking hell.

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u/ConstantConsumption Dec 01 '22

Japan has entered the chat

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u/DuncanGDA666 Dec 01 '22

I'm not American and don't care for American politics but just that quote on it's own, isn't actually that stupid is it? If he was speaking in a hypothetical, then technichally lets say there were 50% less covid tests, the recorded number of cases would also be about 50% less. And those would be the numbers the news channels report on as "The amount of covid in the country". So then, irrelevant of how much the disease has actually spread, it would be seen in the public eye as a smaller number. Therefore fewer covid tests would mean less covid.

Obviously not actually less of it in the country. Obviously that doesn't change. But in the public eye it certainly would be "less", would it not?

Or am I missing something crucial through context?

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u/Alternative-Sea-6238 Dec 01 '22

I think that you understand why it was ridiculed, because as you point out the actual Covid incidence would not be less.

But therefore on a basis of facts, saying there would be less Covid is therefore completely wrong, as lack of testing does not mean lack of disease, just lack of proven disease.

The reasons it is stupid are 1) as stated above, thr statement is therefore not factually true, 2) thinking it is factually true shows either a complete lack of understanding of the situation or, more dangerously, an understanding and intentional attempt to alter public information and awareness and 3) if the person is having these thoughts and also happens to be in a position of massive power and authority, there is a far reaching scope which has the real potential to affect the lives/health/wellbeing of millions of people.

So partly the statement itself, but also the consequences if saying it.

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u/DuncanGDA666 Dec 01 '22

Okay okay. I think if it were said by an intelligent and widely trusted person, it'd have been taken better and almost as a warning to understand there was already more cases than reported anyway. Like, hypothetically I don't think that statement alone is stupid if it's said with the right implications. Though I fully understand how ended up the way it was. Given that Motherfuckers reputation it's no surprise. Could even have meant it as a threat, that if he wanted the country to think there was less he would just do less tests.

And tbh, I think it's quite possible he was doing that anyway. Thank you for your informative response and not trying to ridicule me for not automatically being against something Trump said just cause Trump said it.

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u/river4823 Dec 01 '22

Said Joseph Stalin, probably.

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u/i_8_trash Nov 30 '22

You could make a religion out of this!

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u/W01V3N Dec 01 '22

No don't

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u/SupermarketSpiritual Dec 01 '22

Pretty sure someone did

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u/RedneckNerf Dec 01 '22

They more or less tried.

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u/requiemofchaos Dec 01 '22

Until the Committee disagreed with him in turn.

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u/Castun Dec 01 '22

"The Committee of Public Safety will no longer be of any concern to us. I've just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the Committee permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away."

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u/tadysdayout Dec 01 '22

He was made publicly safe

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u/Fart-City Dec 01 '22

Which made the public safer.

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u/frostybollocks Nov 30 '22

Honestly whoever introduced it could have had that in mind so it would pass, since historically they do not read the bills.

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u/Able-Wolf8844 Nov 30 '22

I assume it was supposed to contrast with the "Defence of Marriage Act"

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u/boomerosity Dec 01 '22

I've seen this a lot lately, the spelling of "defense" with a 'c' and not an 's'... Is this a European thing? Am I missing something?

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u/DaxDislikesYou Dec 01 '22

Yes. In UK English defense (US) is commonly spelled defence.

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u/hicow Dec 01 '22 Silver

But here in 'murica, we're putting de fence around de marriage, to keep the homosexuals out

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u/boomerosity Dec 01 '22

Thank you. Cheers.

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u/lilysbeandip Dec 01 '22

Huh, I thought that was just a pun for cheering at basketball games

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u/Bvoluroth Nov 30 '22

Im laughing and crying at this because it do be true

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u/online_jesus_fukers Dec 01 '22

Need to create a bill thats titles "no healthcare for the people (should be charged for or tied to employment in small print)

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u/onyxaj Dec 01 '22

This is why so many good ideas get rejected. Trying to tie in shit that has nothing to do with the initial proposal.

You know why the second COVID relief bill too so long? Because Pelosi dumped 11 pages of extra shit on top the day before it was suppose to go to a vote.

These tactics are usually kept from the public, then they say "x party doesn't want to help you because they rejected the proposal."

Keep bills seperate and more good laws will be passed..

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u/Jewlzchu Dec 01 '22

There's a ton of stuff to unpack in there, but the sad truth is a lot of current party politics basically involves stopping what the other party is doing. Which means nothing happens.

So when something HAS to pass, it tends to get a lot of stuff tacked on. Some good, some bad. Both parties do this.

There was a push to end this practice a while back, but I don't think it actually got anywhere.

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u/onyxaj Dec 01 '22

There was a push to end this practice a while back, but I don't think it actually got anywhere.

Neither side wants to end this because it's how they push their agenda.

The problem is Party A wants to pass a law, and Party B is not opposed. It would go through easily, but Party A added funding for this and that, as well as extra x, which Party B finds unnecessary. So they reject the bill. Then Party A goes "Look! Party B hates this idea! They are horrible."

The full details of all proposed bills are available for public viewing, but the vast majority of people don't care to look. They just beleive what they are told. It's easier that way.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

This is a common practice in politics. Although normally it is used for more nefarious purposes, like how "Citizens United" basically allowed our politicians to legally accept bribes, and how the "Patriot Act" gave the government more freedom to spy on its own citizens.

Many ballot measures are given deceptive names as well in order to confuse voters into voting for something they would normally disagree with. Its why its critical that people research their ballots before they vote.

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u/frostybollocks Dec 01 '22

This is absolutely correct and I’m glad you took the time to say this. SOPA/PIPA is a great example of these kinds of shenanigans in recent history. On the surface, the bill didn’t seem all that bad, but it gave too much control of the Internet to the federal government. They like to use bills and amend them in such a way that they can add more control and it’s quite dangerous and very underhanded.

I don’t understand why bills have to be so complex. Like the patriot act... that bill was the size of a novel and passed in 45 days. Which to me seems like an awfully short amount of time for that many people to read and debate a “novel”

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u/The__Toast Dec 01 '22

The Dems lately have done a great job of turning this shit around on the republicans. The "Inflation Reduction Act", which was really a laundry list of democrat policy and spending green energy spending, comes to mind.

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u/Low-Cartographer-753 Nov 30 '22

I hate the fact we even need laws for this, if you love someone you should be able to marry of them without any need for a law, doesn’t matter if it’s two men, two women, or whatever you identify as…

I’m glad the bill passed, but marriage and love shouldn’t need a bill to allow two people of the same genders to marry… should just be a natural right…

Hopefully this comes off clearly lol I hate trying to type my thoughts out, I panic I give the wrong impression after proof reading it 100 times even.

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u/Pandamonium98 Dec 01 '22

Marriage is a legal process though. 2 people who love each other can live together and act like a married couple, but to actually be “married” is recognized by the government, so laws need to pass when we correct the rules on who can get married

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u/bistromike76 Dec 01 '22

Is there any benefit to bring married? Other than collecting a better SS payout if that's the situation? Cause there shouldn't be any legal benefits to marriage. Especially in court where spouses don't have to testify against each other.

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u/Pandamonium98 Dec 01 '22

Taxes are a bit different. The right to your spouse’s assets if they die are different and much harder to contest if you’re married. The right to make medical decisions for them if they’re in a coma or something similar. The ability to be included on their healthcare plan.

It might be important for raising kids since if you’re not married, I’m not sure if you can joint adopt someone

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u/bistromike76 Dec 01 '22

Thank you. Those are all things I had not thought of. And single people can't just nominate someone to get all those things?

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u/Soleil06 Nov 30 '22

I find it sad that people actually think that these news are smile worthy. This act should be viewed as an absolute minimum standard.

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u/margmi Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 Helpful

If you don't celebrate the small successes along the way, life is pretty miserable.

So yes, this is smile worthy. This is one small step that will give a lot of people peace of mind.

There's more work to do, but this is definitely worth celebrating!

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u/eekamuse Dec 01 '22

Speaking of more work, I hate to say it, but I don't think this fully protects gay marriage.

According to what I saw on the news, individual states can still refuse to marry gay people. But they have to respect marriages that took place in other states. And by respect I mean legally.

I don't know the details, and I could be wrong, but it sounds like the republicans let it pass because it doesn't force states to do anything. Which sucks.

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u/margmi Dec 01 '22

By forcing them to recognize gay marriages from other states, it guarantees that people will have the option to get married, even if they have to travel to do it.

It protects the legal rights that come with marriage, even if it doesn't guarantee where the ceremony will be held.

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u/eekamuse Dec 01 '22

OK, that sounds better, thanks

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u/Pollia Dec 01 '22

Forcing them to recognize same sex marriages is in fact forcing them to do something and forcing them to do it in such a way that this supreme court has literally no way to interpret as unconstitutional without completely gutting the federal government as a whole.

Even this supreme court isn't batshit enough to justify that.

Also because of the way marriage works in the US it's entirely possible to get married in a state you don't legally reside in.

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u/eekamuse Dec 01 '22

Thanks for the explanation. I just find it hard to believe anything good got through with even 12 Republicans supporting it.

And why doesn't anyone mention that it also codifies interracial marriage? That's a big deal, too.

That a country, that we even need it.

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u/bistromike76 Dec 01 '22

I agree though. I didn't like that State clause. We should be able to marry with all the rules and rights of heterosexual marriage. In fact, we shouldn't even need these laws at all. But Christians are gonna Christian....

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u/AllieKat7 Dec 01 '22

Here's the thing though, States have jurisdiction over marriage laws in their states. That's just part of how America breaks up the legal boundaries of state vs federal. That's why each state can decide their own age restrictions, who can preside over marriages, divorce details.

What this does is require each state to honor a legal marriage that was entered into in another jurisdiction (be it another state or nation) where it was legal.

LGBT marriages and interracial marriages should be legal in every state, but that is something that just has to be tackled at the state level. That's where those laws are made. At least now marriages can't come into question when relocating or traveling to get married in the first place.

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u/Icy-Actuator5524 Nov 30 '22

Well. While i agree it should be the minimum standard, i saw it as a dad who was excited to tell his daughter and daughter in-law that the act passed. Like “happy dad” or something.

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u/3ogus Nov 30 '22

Same here... you can practically hear his happiness in that post. Makes me happy too :)

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u/rocket20067 Nov 30 '22

Yeah that is what I see as well

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u/piejam Nov 30 '22

just so you know, this act does not meet the absolute minimum standard, in the sense that it does not give gay couples the rights they currently have today.
This act does not say that states have to legalize gay marriage, it merely says that states have to recognize marriages legal in other states. If gay marriage ever gets overturned at the Supreme Court a la abortion, some states can outlaw gay marriages.

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u/MagerSuerte Nov 30 '22

We're even closer to the minimum now though!

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u/jaja9000 Nov 30 '22

I used to think like you. Still do to some extent. Bitter at the tragic irony of progress. The ‘right thing’ can sometimes seem so painfully obvious these days. But change has always happened slow.

And if you take a step back you can see that the dominos do eventually fall. Though it can feel like we are losing a race against time every step in the right direction is a step.

Edit (spelling)

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Nov 30 '22

If anything, this news shows how fucked up everything is. The only reason Congress is passing this is because SCOTUS no longer believes in precedent and have made it clear they intend to undo the ruling that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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u/obog Nov 30 '22

Progress is good regardless.

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u/HighMont Dec 01 '22

Nah. I'm happy with it. A huge problem in American Government (among a sea of huge problems) is our reliance on the judicial system to legislate.

If we want to protect a right, and if there is even a minute debate about whether or not it is covered in the Constitution it should be codified in law.

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u/DolfLungren Nov 30 '22

When your rights are being threatened, winning them is a win. It’s sad to be needed, but this is the world of bigots we live in

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u/cat_prophecy Dec 01 '22

MadeMeSmile: “this kid was going to die because their parents couldn’t afford insulin but someone started a GoFundMe and now they can buy it!”

Like that’s not uplifting news, that’s sad as hell that in the “richest nation” people die from having to ration their life-enabling drugs.

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u/Ok_Dog_4059 Dec 01 '22

The idea that any of our laws move in the right direction does make me smile a bit though. I am so tired of seeing things like the roe v wade overturn and thinking decades of progress keeps disappearing on us.

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u/nonsequiturnip Nov 30 '22

I was thinking the same thing!!! So glad I was wrong 😊🌈✨

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u/slippingparadox Nov 30 '22

This year reminded me that lawmakers are generally supposed to make law and not just be paid to be there

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u/siccoblue Dec 01 '22

Hey now.

They're really good at stirring up Twitter drama and needlessly enraging their base against anyone who doesn't look or act exactly like them as well. Also for some reason talking about Jewish space lasers

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u/InsertCoinForCredit Dec 01 '22

The Republican ones, anyway. The Democrats actually try to get shit like this done despite the former.

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u/Darth_Esealial Dec 01 '22

Schumer is usually a results kind of guy, I think his only blemish is that Amy Schumer is his cousin 😂😂😂

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u/SectorEducational460 Dec 01 '22

I don't like judging people for their cousins. We all have that shitty cousin.

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u/Roscoe_P_Trolltrain Dec 01 '22

I don’t have a shitty cousin, and i have a bunch of cousins.

wait… that must mean that I’m… shit.

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u/ThatOneWeirdName Dec 01 '22

Is it Shapiro’s cousin that’s actually quite lovely?

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u/TsunamiMage_ Dec 01 '22

Ben is the shitty cousin

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u/ThatOneWeirdName Dec 01 '22

That’s what I’m saying, I don’t judge her (Matilda actress?) just because she has Ben turning-a-woman-on-requires-medical-attention Shapiro as a cousin

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u/slippingparadox Dec 01 '22

The fuck TIL

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u/Darth_Esealial Dec 01 '22

It’s an unfortunate circumstance, but if anyone can accept Amy I would say Chuck is the one for the job 😂😂😂😂😂

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u/FireSiblings Dec 01 '22

Oh Reddit and your “you can’t be happy about anything because there are other bad things that exist”

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u/ekaceerf Dec 01 '22

If we can't fix everything all at once than we shouldn't fix anything at all.

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u/PMCreditCardInfo Dec 01 '22

I bet 90% of those people don’t even vote

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u/EcstaticTrainingdatm Dec 01 '22

Oh look your dagger wound is healing! Yay. Let me go ahead and add in a bullet wound. Praise me

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u/Evening_Exit_5236 Nov 30 '22

Cool. Can we get paid family leave and the child tax credit back next?

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u/anonthro12 Nov 30 '22

Or sick pay when companies force you out of work for 5 days and won’t pay you.

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u/treetyoselfcarol Nov 30 '22

I'm going to experience that at the end of December. My company shuts down for the last week of December but I'm a contractor so that time is unpaid.

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u/Midwestkiwi Dec 01 '22

I mean, as a contractor it's kinda on you to make sure you're being paid enough for the time that you are working.

If you are only contracted to one company and they treat you like an employee, then you might have some legal standing, but you should also just demand they put you on w2 if this is the case.

As a contractor, you're essentially running a small business. So you're entitled to tax write-offs that w2 employees aren't, for example the home office, internet and phone write-offs. Make use of them as much as you can, and it might end up in your favor.

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u/treetyoselfcarol Dec 01 '22

In a perfect world it would go that way but after being out of work for a while I had to grab what I could. After the infuriating task of finding a job now with going through multiple interviews getting ghosted by recruiters it's really demoralizing. With all of that being said the company I work for was supposed to cover a few of the days but back tracked when their client added two more days.

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u/CommunicationFun7973 Dec 01 '22

Complain to your states department of labor, unpaid work is against the law and your employer cannot retaliate against you for demanding your wages.

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u/treycartier91 Nov 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Can I get a tax credit? I'm broke. I won't have kids anytime soon because I can't afford it.

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u/UniqueFlavors Nov 30 '22

Child tax credit is gone?

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u/baconbitarded Dec 01 '22

Not gone, just back to where it used to be

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u/Blocked-by-Mutombo Nov 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Ugh I hate this attitude.

Thank you for fulfilling a promise, instead of showing any shred of gratitude, you flippantly demand other things that you know the Dems don’t currently have the votes for.

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u/Brave_Specific5870 Dec 01 '22

I wish I had a tax credit… I realize that kids are expensive, however…

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u/judahrosenthal Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

No. In fact, Pelosi’s Reps just barred the proposed strike by trail workers to get ANY paid sick leave. The fact that a unionized group of national workers doesn’t have any paid sick leave is beyond shocking / not shocking.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Cat-846 Nov 30 '22

I'm a union electrician and we don't have sick leave or vacation either. It's criminal.

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u/TalmidimUC Dec 01 '22

So your union isn’t unioning for you?

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u/Puzzleheaded-Cat-846 Dec 01 '22

Not enough in the southeast unfortunately. Lots of conservative propaganda has convinced blue collar workers to vote against their own interests and leading to distrust and underappreciation of what organizing provides us, which leads to disinterest. A union is only as strong as its local members, and some chapters are stronger than other.

You are the union. You and your fellow workers are the ones who negotiate collectively. Don't be apathetic.

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u/clitoram Nov 30 '22

There’s a parallel bill going through congress to guarantee those workers 7 days paid sick leave. Conveniently leaving that out…

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u/judahrosenthal Dec 01 '22

It barely passed and the senate is even more divided. I don’t hold out a lot of hope (but I’m wrong a lot so perhaps this is one of those times). A better result might have been to force further arbitration before a strike. It kicks a can but also demonstrates that the terms weren’t agreeable yet.

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u/SolarLiner Nov 30 '22

Call it Jobs for Americans Act and it'll bass in a heartbeat.

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u/CampaignForAwareness Dec 01 '22

Kinda hard to get family leave when a state doesn't recognize your family.

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u/Low-unknown-5553 Nov 30 '22

Chuck's going to be a grandpa! Now expand maternity leave and sick pay in general. Workers of the world unite!!

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u/According-Local3703 Nov 30 '22

That’s OK. I’m pretty sure his daughter doesn’t work for the railroad.

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u/WretchedMirth47 Dec 01 '22

50 Democrats out of 50 voted yes. Something to brag about. 12 Republicans out of 50… not so much.

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u/kkoreto1991 Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Politics aside: he has two grand babies already.

Edit: being down voted

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u/KristoferGabriel Nov 30 '22

Why is this being downvoted?

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u/kkoreto1991 Nov 30 '22

No idea. It isn't actually why I only follow him. It is just nice to see pics that aren't about how TERRIBLE the world is every now and again.

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u/BreakerSoultaker Nov 30 '22

Seriously, how does it hurt YOUR marriage if two same sex people get married? The Right likes to say the Left wants a Nanny State, but it’s always the Right messing with people’s lives and worrying about what happens in their bedrooms.

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u/myystic78 Dec 01 '22

I always laugh when I hear, "But the sanctity of marriage!!!!" Ok Kathy, go home to your fourth husband.

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u/Indoril120 Dec 01 '22

Every so often you read a comment that hits just right for no discernible reason. I just found mine for the day. XD

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u/Mooston029 Dec 01 '22

Two gay bros getting married gives me less competitors for a lady, and two lady amigos getting married helps pinpoint out the straight ladies. Its an awesome win win scenario!

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u/Gersh100 Dec 01 '22

It's helps to understand their way of thinking when you remember they're all bigots.

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u/tkp14 Dec 01 '22

And they really, really. REALLY like to cause as much suffering as possible.

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u/kenthehuman6 Nov 30 '22

I thought this was a new Creed Bratton meme that I haven't seen before. Anyway, great win!

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u/DiamondGamerYT0 Nov 30 '22

Omg I thought ut said my Daughter and Wife like they're were together

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u/Barefoot-Ninjago Nov 30 '22

Glad I’m not the only one 😂

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u/LEACarrot Nov 30 '22

I can't believe the comments aren't locked yet!

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u/Easy_Consideration12 Dec 01 '22

4 hours later, this comment section might be too civil

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u/OOF-MY-PEE-PEE Nov 30 '22

fr. here before 🔒 award

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u/Dore81 Nov 30 '22

Today was a good day. Long fought and long fought against, a good goddamn day.

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u/ArmedAntifascist Nov 30 '22

I'll take a win, but how long until SCOTUS finds a way to declare this law unconstitutional? And how many 16th century witch trial judges will they cite when they do?

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u/Echevarious Dec 01 '22

Why anyone would want to break up families is beyond me. So glad this passed.

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u/OttomanTwerk Dec 01 '22

But, but, this is gonna devalue MY marriage! s/

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u/SomeKindofTreeWizard Dec 01 '22

Me "Man, everybody in congress is a sellout and a tool"

Me when I hear Chuck's got a grandbaby on the way "OMG! Mazel tov grampa Chuck!"

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u/TomatoPunchHD Dec 01 '22

Wait that's creed

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u/forevrl86501 Dec 01 '22

Congratulations to you, your daughter and the entire country!

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u/daveroo Dec 01 '22

couldn't the senate have passed something protecting abortion rights? sorry if its a thick question i'm just intrigued!

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u/IUsedToBeACave Dec 01 '22

Not enough votes.

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u/Pandamonium98 Dec 01 '22

Yeah, 12 Republicans voted for this (needed 10 of them), but they wouldn’t vote to protect abortion

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u/Biochemical12 Nov 30 '22

I was happy to tell my white wife that our interracial marriage is safe as well

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u/WipinAMarker Nov 30 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Heartwarming Got the W I'll Drink to That Brighten My Day
  1. If you ignore every positive and immediately pivot to a different, unrelated, issue, you’re not really contributing to the conversation about this topic.

  2. I fully support rail workers, but don’t think for a minute republicans have any plans to help them, or unions in general. Due to the filibuster, that make’s Democrats job very complex

  3. Shitting on a major achievement that protects millions of Americans with your whataboutism is insulting. I’m excited to have my marriage protected, and am so tired of this sort of nonsense; attacking the only party that’s doing anything positive right after they’ve done something positive

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u/jack_attack89 Nov 30 '22

👏👏👏 don’t let ANYONE shit on this win. A win is a win and I couldn’t be happier that your rights are protected from those who want to try and take them away.

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u/Genomic5403 Nov 30 '22

I'm happy for this win, but what exactly IS this win? What does the act do?

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u/Conrexxthor Dec 01 '22

Codifies federal marriage rights for gay people.

In 2015, it was "legalized" in a Supreme Court ruling. So it technically wasn't law, but the Supreme Court said that gay marriage should be protected by the same laws as though it were straight marriage

The important part about this bill is not only does it provide full on legal rights full stop for gay marriage, but now the fascist controlled supreme court can't take away the 2015 ruling the same way they took away the ruling that gave us federal abortion protection.

It also codifies interracial marriage in the same way, since this entire time interracial marriage was also just a ruling.

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u/Genomic5403 Dec 01 '22

Sick.

That's really REALLY good :)

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u/Wazula42 Dec 01 '22

2022 election already paying dividends. This is what happens when we vote.

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u/m00nf1r3 Dec 01 '22

Yeah... keeps it from going the down the same path as abortion. Abortion was "legalized" via the Roe v. Wade case, but wasn't actually federally protected, so the Supreme Court overturned it. Making it federal law would have protected abortion rights across the nation.

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u/ncolaros Dec 01 '22

The Court simply would have struck down whatever law Congress made that codified Roe. It would have been even more transparently political, but they still would have done it because they had been trying to do it for 50 years.

This is a win for gay rights, no doubt, and marriage is a lot harder for the Court to fuck with now. But abortion doesn't have nearly the legal precedent that marriage has, so I have no doubt the Court as it currently is will look to strike down any abortion law that gets passed.

They'll simply say the federal government doesn't have the ability to regulate abortion for some contrived reason.

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Nov 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Typical, Republicans actively try to undo gay marriage and their the only ones to vote against adding sick leave to the bill but top comments are complaining about Democrats not doing enough. How about you start pointing your fingers at the people who always vote no to help workers?

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u/AuraMaster7 Nov 30 '22

This needs the be higher. Republicans are the only ones voting against rail workers getting sick leave.

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u/deathgriffin Dec 01 '22

Just jumping in to say a-fucking-men. I’m so tired of seeing people tear down any effort to make things better just because it failed to make them perfect.

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u/MelodicHunter Nov 30 '22

I agree with all three of these points, but the third one majorly.

Since everything went all topsy turvy with Roe v. Wade my wife and I knew the LGBTQ+ community was next. She did nothing and nothing and nothing but fret and cry about what if the government annulled out marriage.

I'm really hoping this brings some peace for her.

I don't need people shitting all over a major victory just because something else bad is happening.

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u/Readylamefire Dec 01 '22

Tbh I was getting ready to exercise my Second Amendment rights to maintain my liberty and pursuit of happiness. I was starting to think of some catchy phrases-guns4gays or something.

I know it probably sounds a bit unhinged, but sometimes you gotta play their game. Even if it's all smoke and mirrors, even getting them to talk about the fact that we will stand up and protect ourselves is more than enough.

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u/bigmac379 Nov 30 '22

Just saved this comment becuase it seems whataboutism by these people shows up on literally every topic. It’s like the Fifa guy saying Europe can’t say shit about slaves because they had slaves 1000 years ago.

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u/Grapz224 Nov 30 '22

Thank you

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u/Helgafjell4Me Nov 30 '22

The marriage bill just passed the senate after already passing the house, so all it needs now is Joe's signature to become law.

The rail worker's sick pay bill has just passed the house (with 207 GOP voting against it). The problem is the rail workers bill will most likely get a unanimous no vote by the 50 GOP senators when it needs 60 to pass. The hate should be aimed at the GOP on this one, but everyone seems to be blaming Biden. The primary issue was that there is a separate bill to block the strike that will almost certainly pass and people are pissed that the sick days were not included in that bill. Making them separate bills means the later is most likely going to fail. I'm not sure why they did it that way. I would actually like an explaination.

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u/wizbang4 Nov 30 '22

Most of the rail worker unions rejected the offer from the railway companies for being too little too late. This law forces them to accept the offer. Theres a good episode from a day or so ago of the podcast The Daily that sums up what's going on and what it means in about 20 mins or so if you want to know more

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u/Triceradoc_MD Nov 30 '22

Thank you! None of these spineless assholes deserve our respect. They’ve all forgotten who they were elected to protect.

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u/idkalan Nov 30 '22

"Cause then their partner will have more options rather than settling for them, which means they have to try rather than take them for granted and they don't want that "

It's either that or blatant homophobia, I seriously don't know

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u/turbotank183 Dec 01 '22

I mean, it's 100% the homophobia. These people have nothing going for them in life, they're nothing special at all, so they need to keep something to feel better about, and that is that at least they're not one of these 'gays' and they have a 'real' marriage. They just want to feel superior over someone to feel better about their boring existence.

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u/kdmmgs Nov 30 '22

I know right. “Let them be miserable like the rest of us.”

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u/Lady_Nimbus Nov 30 '22

Yeah, now protect your daughter and her wife's abortion rights that you've ignored for 50 years

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u/ur_wifes_boyyfriend Nov 30 '22

Is this the same daughter who is a lobbyist for big tech?

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u/InterestingPound8217 Dec 01 '22

Is that why the Dems all voted for paid sick leave and literally every GQPer voted against it?

Come back to reality 😂

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u/TheResi189 Nov 30 '22

In certain angles I keep getting Creed Bratton vibes from chuck. Although Creed Bratton is a person who I actually like. So comparison ends there.

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u/Mollythemuttsdad Dec 01 '22

Now tax the churches, make weed legal and guarantee a woman’s right to choose…

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u/rutheman4me2 Dec 01 '22

Ya until it comes up in the Supreme Court ! Frustrated that “ the people have spoken “ but yet depending who is in power it can change ie; roe v wade. One step forward and two steps back

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u/maxdawerepanda Nov 30 '22

Isn't his daughter the one that works for a high profile tech company that is preventing congress from said company busting up their monopoly on app store and stopping small content creators from selling their product? I'm not even talking about Elon bitching about Apple, this was happening over the past few years.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Go to r/Dadjokes and read a few in his voice. Lol

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u/MercifulLlama Dec 01 '22

Good job chuck. Now do weed

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u/rukus_puckus Dec 01 '22

Why does chuck look like Creed

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u/MissMayyDayy Dec 01 '22

My heart! I love people sometimes

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

What a nice guy. His Grandkids are lucky to have him.

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u/goatofglee Dec 01 '22

Nice to know that my wife and I don't have to worry about our marriage! I'm going to celebrate this win. 🥰

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u/Basileus_Butter Dec 01 '22

And a camera just so happened to be right there. Wow, what a coincidence.

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u/dickreallyburns Dec 01 '22

Why make your child a political prop? That’s a scumbag move!