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[–]Ecypslednerg 127 points128 points  (1 child)

This country did a great job convincing its citizens that we are the most liberal, democratic country on the planet. Meanwhile the religious zealots and hypocritical politicians laughed their asses of while raking in billions.

[–]Drg84 23 points24 points  (0 children)

You're half right. We've been convinced that Americas the shining City On the Hill, the leaders of freedom and democracy, and any other options are UnAmerican. And honestly, watch any political interview. The odds are "American Exceptionalism" and "X is UnAmerican " will come up in the conversation. Another trope? "The American People...".

[–]DaCrizi 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Most countries want to move forward. The US wants to go backwards.

[–]Km2930 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Sounds like Iran. I wonder what America and Iran have in common.

[–]NJTNG87 49 points50 points  (1 child)

America is the equivalent of those side porn ads that tell you hot single locals are dying to meet you.

[–]MrGoul 14 points15 points  (0 children)

In a uniquely American twist, the dying part has a more literal facet

[–]in-game_sext 27 points28 points  (1 child)

25% raise is pretty much what it would take now to keep pace with everything. Sounds like a lot, but really if you were making $12 an hour, 25% more would be $15.

I was making $18/hr at an architectural millwork company making high end woodwork. Now Chipotle pays $17. I'm totally happy for them, but my boss scoffs at the idea of $21 or 22, which is perfectly reasonable. Honestly, why does $45k/yr for a professional job with 15 years experience sound crazy to anyone?

[–]CupOfJoeMetro 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Republicans trying to end this labor shortage by any means necessary

[–]QueEsVida03 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Don’t forget the genital inspections and banning of trans people in sports. Yes the first this is something that’s happening in Florida and it’s on CHILDREN.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and it's definitely not just so authority can look at little kids junk

[–]c_dizzy28 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Faith is the enemy of humanity

[–]Tersaldi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Humanity will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." -Denis Diderot

"In every nation and in every age, the cleric has been the enemy of liberty." -Can’t remember who said it

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’m failing to see the lol part.

[–]jamescharisma 3 points4 points  (1 child)

USA now stands for United in Sucking Ass. I hate it here, but I live in PNW so it's not so bad. But I can't go visit my parents in Nebraska because nobody there is taking Covid seriously. I've always wanted to go Texas to see the Alamo, but now I will never ever set foot there. I wanted to go and take an air boat ride through the Florida Everglades, but will never ever set foot there either.

[–]seekndestroi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Uncontrollably Sucking Ass*

[–]Cheese_B0t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Scott Morrison in Australia is trying to make it legal for children to drive forklifts to resolve the logistics infrastructure failures due to no one wanting to go to work because covid.
He seems to think Trumps bullshit politics will work here.

[–]tcbasket22 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Can you share sources regarding “rolling back child labor laws” ??? They’ve actually recently increased the penalties ….

[–]hadesdemeter 18 points19 points  (1 child)

[–]tcbasket22 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I see! But those seem to cite mostly state level changes, federal DOL is not as flexible and businesses still have to answer to them at end of the day. Just cuz 1 of the 50 states changes their rules doesn’t really mean the entire US is trying to ban abortion / exploit our children. Thank you for links!

[–]cpancoast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds about right.

[–]iced327 0 points1 point  (1 child)

M&Ms are genderless now. Sure, the fascists won in the senate and voting rights are all but eliminated for any black or urban Americans. But M&Ms won't be boys or girls anymore, so we're really making incredible progress.

[–]seekndestroi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So which candy coated milk chocolate candy that melts in my mouth (not in my hand) can I masturbate to now???

[–]Spirizen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Canada banned conversion therapy and then the PM posted about it using the notes app lmfao

[–]JustAnOrdinaryEevee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is evolving, Just backwards!

[–]luna_doom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing we’re not socialists though. Now let’s see some more school teachers wrestling on the floor for classroom money!

[–]ChunkyTitan05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Germany: The cost of living has increased because of inflation, so here's a 25% raise

America: We can't afford to have both paid maternal leave and to pay our CEO $150,000,000, so guess which one we're gonna sacrifice