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@JaimieT The only thing I want to do less than have an argument about Star Wars right now is have an argument about an argument about Star Wars. So I'll edit the comment, but again, please leave me be.
I feel comfortable saying that someone who voted with Trump 83% of the time is a shitty person. And I don't feel comfortable with people ignoring a history of warmongering and racism to praise a guy who occasionally did the right thing. The Iraq War isn't James Gunn's edgy Twitter feed - it isn't something you can just excuse with meaningless platitudes about "oh, aren't people allowed to change and grow and learn from their mistakes?". Thousands of people died, and a "oh, yeah, maybe that invasion was a bad idea, whoops, my bad" thrown into a memoir a decade later doesn't even begin to make up for that.
But it's okay, because apparently if you're a Republican all you need to do is vote against the orange neofascist a measly 17% of the time - that's about one in six times - and liberals will fall over themselves to praise you. That's how low the bar is being set here, and apparently everyone is just cool with that?
Here's an article and a Twitter thread on McCain, people should read them maybe.
Fear the Walking Dead is clearly struggling with which direction to go in now, after how they ended the first half of the season, so it's kind of hilariously meta that this episode consisted almost entirely of the characters being unsure of which direction to go in or what to do with their lives. Shame that it was boring as hell. "Looking forward" to the entire half-season being bottle episodes set during this storm.
I think they should cover season 2 of The Deuce - it premieres September 9. By then, Sharp Objects will be done, and the Game of Thrones rewatch will almost be over. Plus, I seem to remember A.Ron expressing regret that he didn't get to cover it last year. Seems like a no-brainer, really, especially compared to slogging through another season of The Walking Dead.