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Alt-Right Twitter trolls lament Marine Le Pen’s yuge loss in France, talk armed revolution

The mood on alt-right Twitter right now

In the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s yuge victory over his Nazi-lite opponent Marine Le Pen, the mood on Alt-Right Twitter is rather delightfully (to me) grim.

Indeed, more than a few Alt-Right Nazis and their fellow travelers reacted as if someone close to them had died ignominiously like Hitler in his bunker.

https://twitter.com/LouDorchen/status/861281927541776384

https://twitter.com/Kgotjesus2001/status/861321154971275264

https://twitter.com/nickfromnycity/status/861318432494690307

https://twitter.com/homebound1968/status/861296812904386563

Others were more pissy than sad:

https://twitter.com/Lauren_Southern/status/861282811713662977

https://twitter.com/Nick_1683/status/861295475194023938

https://twitter.com/AltRightReport/status/861281923922001920

https://twitter.com/WorldJewWatch/status/861300443250667522

https://twitter.com/DianeMBooth/status/861282968651808768

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/861301073096523776

Some resorted to conspiracy theories to explain Macron’s lopsided victory:

https://twitter.com/ReyFloresUSA/status/861313590267129858

https://twitter.com/JoeThoughtful/status/861291871917625345

More than a few lashed out at supporters of Macron, and French people in general.

https://twitter.com/AngryBrownshirt/status/861293547793686528

https://twitter.com/LawDog_Emeritus/status/861292350743728128

There were more than a few predictions of imminent disaster:

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/861288793545990144

https://twitter.com/metacriteria/status/861297338878496769

https://twitter.com/MikeEnochTRS/status/861290248684408833

https://twitter.com/MikeEnochTRS/status/861290746279841792

For some, the election results showed that Alt-Rightists need to abandon whatever sliver of faith in democracy they still hold on to, and possibly start up some kind of Alt-Right freikorps.

https://twitter.com/AngryBrownshirt/status/861281221854220288

https://twitter.com/sbpdl/status/861288370202447872

https://twitter.com/sbpdl/status/861290381421531136

https://twitter.com/AngryBrownshirt/status/861288342465282048

https://twitter.com/magpulmaster1/status/861312705474551809

https://twitter.com/AltRightReport/status/861305642258137088

https://twitter.com/AltRightReport/status/861312231061016576

This excitable gal, meanwhile, hoped for divine intervention. Her god is apparently a huge shithead who voted for Le Pen.

https://twitter.com/DianeMBooth/status/861294233545723904

https://twitter.com/DianeMBooth/status/861298654815985664

Good luck with that.

EDITED TO ADD: BONUS TWEET FROM CARL OF SWINDON! (Note, he really is named Carl, and he lives in Swindon.)

https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/861356922762612737

Carl has spent much of the evening on Twitter explaining that he’s not actually being anti-Semitic because at one point

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Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
5 years ago

@Imaginary Petal
Oh god I forgot the “L” and accidentally insulted you!

Really though sorry for that, didn’t notice til you noted it.

Regarding the imgur, yeah I’d like to know what is going on. Half of everyone’s images and gifs only seem to work on the computer and the other half on the phone atm

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@Petal
Not PETA, peta. Like petabytes. Of knowledge. In your brain. To pass the test! *wipes brow, pats back* Nailed it!

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

Trying again with a proper URL from laptop. I’ve been so happy about this all day, I even made a Facebook post for the first time in probably 6 years. 🙂

http://i.imgur.com/xe5kxG0.jpg

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Axe

I’ve never heard of petabytes. You could’ve made up literally anything. :p

What’s funny is, today I totally failed at explaining Pythagora’s Theorem to a student. Math just isn’t my thing, unless I really need to do well on a test.

Otrame
Otrame
5 years ago

The Pythagorean Theorem is pretty simple. Proving it is a little long-winded but quite possible for a high schooler in a Geometry class in South Carolina in the 1960s. And no I don’t remember how anymore. (BTW, I seriously suck at math, but geometry is fun for me)

A^2+B^2=C^2, where A and B are the sides of a right triangle and C is the hypotenuse.

It has many many uses. We used to use it to make sure our units were square (not easily done by eye on dirt with rocks and other things in it) back when I got paid to dig square holes in the ground. *sigh* Good times.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@Petal

I’ve never heard of petabytes. You could’ve made up literally anything. :p

http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/9/11/how-big-is-a-petabyte-exabyte-zettabyte-or-a-yottabyte.html
(No, yottabytes aren’t named after Yoda)

What’s funny is, today I totally failed at explaining Pythagora’s Theorem to a student. Math just isn’t my thing, unless I really need to do well on a test

Neither, it seems, is the English possessive case your thing ? Tip your waitstaff!
But, furreal, knowing and teaching ain’t the same thing. Like the old saying, ‘those who can’t teach do’. What’s that? The saying goes the other way around? Well, that old saying is nonsense then 🙂

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
5 years ago

For a great maths song, any hispanophones may like “El teorema de Thales” by Les Luthiers. It’s on youtube, some versions with diagrams.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Axe

Oh crap, I didn’t know it’s actually Pythagoras’s. That distinction isn’t normally made in Swedish, so I was just unaware of the actual name of the person. You may insult my knowledge of math history, but NOT my knowledge of the possessive case. :p

I do teach English grammar, after all.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

My specific problem was solving:

x^2 + 3x^2 = 10^2

I couldn’t figure out if it was 3(x^2) or (3x)^2, and how to add x^2 to the other x^2, and all that crap. I get it now, but I got really lost there for a while.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@Petal

You may insult my knowledge of math history, but NOT my knowledge of the possessive case. :p

I do teach English grammar, after all

Awesome, just the person to ask! So, if a word ends in S, like Pythagoras, is it prescriptively incorrect to simply append an apostrophe, like Pythagoras’? Or am I meant to put another S on the end there. I don’t use the extra S myself (looks bad somehow), but I’ve seen it done enough to always have that nagging feeling I’m fucking it up…

Gipsz Jakab
Gipsz Jakab
5 years ago

I think you’re supposed to omit the ‘s’ after the apostrophe if it’s a plural word (such as “students’ “), but I may be wrong.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@Axe

So, if a word ends in S, like Pythagoras, is it prescriptively incorrect to simply append an apostrophe, like Pythagoras’?

I was taught it as the Pythagorean Theorem, but in general things ending in s just take an apostrophe at the end.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Axe

Either way is fine, and Gipsz is right. Dali is partly wrong, for once. 🙂

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@IP
…Gipsz and I said the same thing?

Penny Psmith
Penny Psmith
5 years ago

Regarding possessive S in words ending with S:

As far as I know, while nowadays it’s more common to see it as [word]s’, it isn’t actually wrong to use [word]s’s. Way I think about it, if the Queen’s English can stand the Queen’s palace sitting in St. James’s Park, it’s a bit silly to call this form “wrong”. 😀

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Dali

No, not exactly. You said “things ending in s just take an apostrophe” (which is not the consensus – ‘s ending is at least equally valid).

Gipsz was talking specifically about plural forms, which normally end in s. This isn’t the same thing as a noun ending in s in the singular.

EJ (Marxist Jazz Weasel)

I believe that Penny Psmith is correct about apostrophes. One would say Pythagoras’s Theorem rather than Pythagora’s Theorem.

Speaking of Pythagoras’s Theorem, there are a lot of proofs of it out there (over a hundred, according to a friend of mine.) Some are geometric, some are arithmetic, some involve other maths. I’ve seen one which involved coloured water flowing through plastic boxes. My favourite is a proof by differentials which I thought I’d invented when I was a teenager, only to find that other people had beaten me to by hundreds of years.

@IP:
3x^2 always means 3(x^2); but I can see how it would have been a really annoying problem to work on if you didn’t know that.

dreemr
dreemr
5 years ago

OT but Sally Yates’ simple honesty, integrity, and competence made complete fools out of the Repugnantcans at the hearing today!

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

OT but Sally Yates’ simple honesty

Not OT at the moment. :p

Feline
Feline
5 years ago

Well, Dail’s correct in that it’s generally Pythagorean in English(as in I have yet to see it written otherwise, to the best of my memory), but as to what is correct of the pair -s’/-s’s, to the best of my knowledge that’s somewhat disputed. As in grammarians that have agreed to disagree about the Oxford comma will pull out the shivs over it.
Generally I approve of the Swedish solution to the problem(‘-s on the end unless it’s the final letter or phoneme, in which case don’t bother(generally)’), but sometimes I like the precision one can achieve with English. But it is one of several pitfalls that show up when one works with languages, plural. Which is why I feel that one should generally cut people some slack about English, since you never know where they come from.
Except for ‘should of’. Each and every person who writes that should be tarred, feathered, pilloried and beaten with long sticks.

dreemr
dreemr
5 years ago

Whoops. I hope I didn’t screw that up, then.

My defense is several years of working on newspapers.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@dreemr

Whoops. I hope I didn’t screw that up, then.

Nope. That way is correct.

@IP
And I’m sticking to it 😛

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
5 years ago

@ Feline

Same punishment for “could of” and “would of.”

In contrast, I find the “might could’ve” construction to be a charming regionalism.

Weird (Encouraged by the RESISTANCE!!!!) Eddie
Weird (Encouraged by the RESISTANCE!!!!) Eddie
5 years ago

Pythagoras and the Theorems… good name for a band….

So, a 3,4,5 right triangle gives 3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2… but there are no other consecutive integers (x, x+1, x+2) for which that is true.

Just a bit if almost useless info…

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

Consider knowledge succesfully dropped, y’all. Love linguistics ?

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