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Re: It's the Donnydämmerung! (new Trump thread)

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu May 31, 2018 8:36 pm

See, this is why I don't believe in hell. :-P
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The lovely Morgan Radford and the Beast.




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Re: It's the Donnydämmerung! (new Trump thread)

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:16 pm

Asked to explain why they hate Jews, anti-Semites contradict themselves. Jews are always showing off; they are hermetic and secretive. They will not assimilate; they assimilate only too well. They are too religious; they are too materialistic, and a threat to religion. They are uncultured; they have too much culture. They avoid manual work; they work too hard. They are miserly; they are ostentatious spenders. They are inveterate capitalists; they are born Communists. And so on.

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Post by Upton_O_Goode » Thu May 31, 2018 10:09 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:Well, enough with the foreplay:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/news/ec ... index.html

Yup. Looks serious. It may play well with his base, but it's going to have bad effects overall on the US economy. (Not to mention the US alliances. Oh, excuse me, did I just refer to our "allies"? What allies?)
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Re: It's the Donnydämmerung! (new Trump thread)

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Upton_O_Goode wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:Well, enough with the foreplay:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/news/ec ... index.html

Yup. Looks serious. It may play well with his base, but it's going to have bad effects overall on the US economy. (Not to mention the US alliances. Oh, excuse me, did I just refer to our "allies"? What allies?)
I knew Thud couldn't help himself, he was going to do something stupid to really damage the economy. Even the Republicans know how stupid this is.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/31/politics ... index.html
Asked to explain why they hate Jews, anti-Semites contradict themselves. Jews are always showing off; they are hermetic and secretive. They will not assimilate; they assimilate only too well. They are too religious; they are too materialistic, and a threat to religion. They are uncultured; they have too much culture. They avoid manual work; they work too hard. They are miserly; they are ostentatious spenders. They are inveterate capitalists; they are born Communists. And so on.

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:hmm: That means a yuge pile is about to hit the rotating device.
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If only congress had some way(s) to Control a wayward Pres?
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Post by Gord » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:26 am

Samantha Bee called Iwanka a {!#%@}. Now she's in trouble for it. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/media/s ... index.html

BS from the alt-right is equating her use of that word to the racism coming from the alt-righters. "Why aren't they jumping on her just like they did on Roseanne?"
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Cunts come in all nationalities and ethnicities - it isn’t racist. (Sorry...)

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:43 am

equating: making two things that aren't the same equivalent in some way.

apes: unacceptably crosses the line when describing black africans

C-word: unacceptably crosses the line when describing them that has them

See the equation?
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Post by Gord » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:03 am

apples: unacceptable when you throw them at people

oranges: unacceptable when you put them on your cornflakes
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:17 am

Gord: that is all quite true and informative................but.............you left out bananas.

Bananas: always good to throw at people AND to put on cornflakes. Its the emulsifier of fruits, if you get my incorrect analogy.

I mention this ONLY because for 2-3 years my standard quick go to work breakfast was one of each. Very satisfying......
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Post by Upton_O_Goode » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:22 am

Gord wrote:Samantha Bee called Iwanka a {!#%@}. Now she's in trouble for it. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/media/s ... index.html

BS from the alt-right is equating her use of that word to the racism coming from the alt-righters. "Why aren't they jumping on her just like they did on Roseanne?"

She'll be in a little trouble. But do black people get in trouble for using the N-word? Last time I looked at her, Samantha Bee looked female to me. (Of course, I'm not her gynecologist.)
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Post by Upton_O_Goode » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:25 am

From the link:
CNN wrote:"I disagree with this decision," House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who had quietly tried to convince Trump to hold back on the action, said in a statement. "There are better ways to help American workers and consumers. I intend to keep working with the president on those better options."
Paul, Baby, you haven't been working with Trump on this; you've been working against him. How can you "keep working with" him?
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Gord wrote:Samantha Bee called Iwanka a {!#%@}. Now she's in trouble for it. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/media/s ... index.html

BS from the alt-right is equating her use of that word to the racism coming from the alt-righters. "Why aren't they jumping on her just like they did on Roseanne?"
Because many are saying everyone is saying they agree with her?
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Upton_O_Goode wrote:
From the link:
CNN wrote:"I disagree with this decision," House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who had quietly tried to convince Trump to hold back on the action, said in a statement. "There are better ways to help American workers and consumers. I intend to keep working with the president on those better options."
Paul, Baby, you haven't been working with Trump on this; you've been working against him. How can you "keep working with" him?

Trump doesn’t care what his lap dogs thinks, that’s why they are lap dogs.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:32 pm

Gord wrote:Samantha Bee called Iwanka a {!#%@}. Now she's in trouble for it. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/media/s ... index.html

BS from the alt-right is equating her use of that word to the racism coming from the alt-righters. "Why aren't they jumping on her just like they did on Roseanne?"
Seems Iwanka shouldn't be so upset with joining the ranks of some notable women. I was just reminded that her own daddy reportedly honered Sally Yates with that same... nickname. Like he apparently also did with some other fine women he met along the way...
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Post by TJrandom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:57 pm

Yes, but he isn`t a comedian… oh, wait… :roll:

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`drain the swamp` ... set federal prisoners free :roll:

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Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:35 pm

scrmbldggs wrote::hmm: That means a yuge pile is about to hit the rotating device.
Yet another
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OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote::hmm: That means a yuge pile is about to hit the rotating device.
Yet another
Cracked me up. Good one: american beer tastes like water. Reminds me of the joke How is American beer like having sex in a canoe? Its F-u-### close to water. Very clever word play.

I didn't drink beer in college. Didn't like it. Then on graduation, I did my European Trip and fell in love with "real" beer. For years now I have chosen Heineken. But on picking up Home Brewing a year ago as a hobby, I gave my beer choice a challenge: find something else. Sam Adams Lager comes pretty close. Stella Artoir (sp) comes in close. I like Rolling Rock too. The latter a bit closer to "water" than the first two.

I'm off discovering what I like. Tried very hoppy beers until they started to taste like grass. So back to Heineken which is 5 cents cheaper than Sam Adams which I'd be happy to drink. So now, I'm trying heavily malted beers. Ha, ha....back in my brew pub days, what I liked to do is order a heavy stout mixed with a light IPA. Probably...I won't like the heavy malt six pack I just got. Probably wind up mixing it with the hoppy beer I also don't like, and I'll be back to my brew pub choice.

.................sure do wish the canoe came fully equipped?
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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:48 pm

Good. {!#%@}'em. I say this as someone who lives in a red state. Now these dumbasses get to see what #MAGA really looks like.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/01/politics ... index.html
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It was said that a few hundred thousand jobs could be gained - and over 2 million lost...
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scrmbldggs wrote:
Gord wrote:Samantha Bee called Iwanka a {!#%@}. Now she's in trouble for it. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/31/media/s ... index.html

BS from the alt-right is equating her use of that word to the racism coming from the alt-righters. "Why aren't they jumping on her just like they did on Roseanne?"
Because many are saying everyone is saying they agree with her?
And as Chelsea Clinton is reminding us, Ted Nugent called Hillary the same nasty word, and he got invited to the White House afterward. Selective indignation indeed!
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Seems they can't take a dose of their own PC. I think they have a word for such dainty tender little souls...
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Upton_O_Goode wrote: And as Chelsea Clinton is reminding us, Ted Nugent called Hillary the same nasty word, and he got invited to the White House afterward. Selective indignation indeed!
Different people being upset about different people being slandered does not demonstrate selective indignation. Few people object to Hillary being called..........whatever.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:13 pm

I wouldn't mind a less salty language in general, but not many point out the heart wrenching and infuriating context on Sam's side, even if they make the distinction between 'quite rude' and 'racist'.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:40 pm

Eggs: Its just "words." any way to more specifically describe what you find disquieting? I experience discomfort when first hearing certain words. Always makes me think: why? And its only because I haven't heard them before. Then I am reminded of an old joke: its only perverted the first time you do it.

..............its just words. WHAT are the ideas being presented????????
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Not sure if I'm actually answering your question, but this is what I meant and find upsetting.
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Eggs: Oh! totally not what you said........and yes, I find the issue uncomfortable as well but as advanced above....it is all about the "idea" of separating kiddies and parents....not any of the words at all.

course....kiddies and parents are separated all the time when CRIMES are being prosecuted...so I think the discomfort comes from the nature of the mental component of the parents involved here. I take some comfort that there are pros and cons to every position but at the end of the day kiddies and parents are either separated or they are not.

does seem to me the change in policy is mostly a ruse to discourage future illegals from bringing their kiddies with them? So, its a question of how deep we want to express our "humanity." In a vacuum, I'd come down on keeping the family together in whatever hell hole we thrown them into......which evidently is better than what they are fleeing from.....that WE had a large hand in creating.

Everything is connected to everything else........morality doesn't apply legalistic borders..........etc....
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AFAIK, that was the context in which Samantha Bee made her remark about a very insensitive Iwanka?
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scrmbldggs wrote:AFAIK, that was the context in which Samantha Bee made her remark about a very insensitive Iwanka?
Thats my impression from the newsclip ending I saw. So, the "c" word is not often heard. It reveals a lack of writing talent on her show: the cheap laugh, from embarrassment rather than comedy or outrage. Pros and cons to all we do.
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How about this for bad manners.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:47 am

I don't see any "bad manners." Lack of support for recovery after a natural disaster?==>Yes. How much should be done, for how long, a constant question of public policy with: "Pros and Cons" no matter what we do.

With Puerto Rico, as with so many or most issues when they become reported on, what is always instructive is what is legal or the history of a situation rather than the current outrage that catches a headline. It took Maria for me to learn of the USA treatment of the island as a colony for all the years we have done. I don't think PR should be "a State" with all the rights and privileges....but they should be more integrated into our society.... I'm sure experts have some good ideas? Keeping them perpetually in debt and not allowed to declare bankruptcy seems like a pure economic play by our 1%, aka: total BS. Ha, ha.....trying to treat them as if they were any other central american country? A good life for some.... if its a choice and not a trap.
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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:40 am

I hope those pens did something else besides write...like cook gourmet dinners for EPA staff:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/01/politics ... index.html
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Post by scrmbldggs » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:08 am

Seems he'll be discussing and planning midterm elections with his favorite boss in person soon. Probably fine tuning the interference they are already running...
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I see Paul Krugman is warning about the effects of the Trade War that he says is now on. Actually, it isn't---yet.

Krugman is right in general, but he hasn’t grasped that inconsistency is Trump’s main stock-in-trade. The NK summit was on, then off, then on again. The mirror image will occur with this trade war. This is Trump’s idea of bargaining; for him it’s all about bullying and bribing. Those are the only things he knows how to do, and he imagines they will work on the international level. They won’t.

In the Afghan War that immediately followed 9/11, we had the full backing of NATO. By the time Bush took us into Iraq in 2003, more than half of those allies had dropped out. With each new military venture since, we've had fewer and fewer partners. Soon, we'll be down to just the Canada, the UK, Saudia Arabia, and Israel. The Canadians won't send troops to NK; the last time they did that, 65 years ago, they lost a lot of people, and Saudia Arabia and Israel have no interest in the area. I'm even doubtful that Theresa May could get away with joining such a war. It would be up to the US and South Korea to go it alone. They'd win, to be sure, but allies....we wouldn't have any. Fortunately, I doubt if it will come to war.
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Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge - CNN - CNN.com



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10 hours ago - (CNN) President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his summit with Kim Jong Un is back on. ---------------------Trump is playing Kim Jong like a fiddle....
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Re: It's the Donnydämmerung! (new Trump thread)

Post by TJrandom » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:45 pm

gorgeous wrote:Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge - CNN - CNN.com



https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/01/us/trump ... index.html


10 hours ago - (CNN) President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his summit with Kim Jong Un is back on. ---------------------Trump is playing Kim Jong like a fiddle....
Riiiight... had not open or read the letter, but yet played like a fiddle. A kiddie fiddle maybe? Of course it could be the other way around...

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Re: It's the Donnydämmerung! (new Trump thread)

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:33 pm

Young Oklahomans registering to vote in large numbers:

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Many of them are registering as independents or libertarians.
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