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His literal first act as press secretary was telling a room full of reporters Trump's inauguration was the biggest ever. **** this guy forever.
     
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Sep 21, 2017, 09:27 PM
 
**** this guy forever, over talking about the size of a crowd of attendees?



You need to chill or you'll blow a valve, that's nuts.
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Sep 22, 2017, 12:21 AM
 
One might be forgiven for thinking that playing dumb so you can disingenuously criticise others is one of the reasons people report your posts.
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^^ Thinking someone is overreacting when they say "**** this guy forever" (over exaggerating a crowd size), is being disingenuous and could be worthy of being reported?

Whoa. For real? Being completely straight here, no sarcasm and in complete seriousness, how do you rationalize that?

I believe you made my case for me in the Feedback thread, about people abusing the report feature.
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Polls are crap. 'Fraud': Mainstream polls use 29% more Democrats than Republicans
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fr...rticle/2635271

And, said the report from Bombthrowers.com, one outfit, the Economist, used 58 percent more Democrats than Republicans in a recent poll on Trump's approval ratings.

"In every poll, Democrat respondents outnumbered Republicans by significant amounts. The Economist poll was the worst. Only 24 percent of respondents (360) were Republicans compared to 38 percent (570) Democrats – which means that 58 percent more Democrats were polled than Republicans, as shown in the %D/R column. On average, in these seven widely recognized national polls, only 29 percent (409 people) of the total 1,383 polled were Republicans, while 37 percent (518) were Democrats. Another way of saying it is that, on average, 29 percent more Democrats than Republicans were polled," wrote James Simpson, an economist, businessman and journalist.

Simpson called the practice "fraud."
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
^^ Thinking someone is overreacting when they say "**** this guy forever" (over exaggerating a crowd size), is being disingenuous and could be worthy of being reported?

Whoa. For real? Being completely straight here, no sarcasm and in complete seriousness, how do you rationalize that?

I believe you made my case for me in the Feedback thread, about people abusing the report feature.
Heres the thing, when you deliberately miss glaringly obvious things in order to find ways to criticise people, it might as well be a personal attack. Especially when you're a mega-genius with the highest IQ who shouldn't be missing anything at all.

Spicer's job was to communicate information to the public from the government. While we might all expect him to withhold things often, and even to lie from time to time for the public interest, he is claiming he never once lied to the people despite kicking off his entire stint with a big, fat, pointless lie not in the public interest, but in the interest of padding the fragile ego of his douchebag, manchild boss.
When your job is to speak the truth, and you start your tenure with a lie, have that lie exposed publicly, and then go on to lie that you never lied even once, your credibility is gone forever. Dakar just found a colourful way of putting it.

I imagine Spicer was trying to improve his own image by coming out and saying "Hey I'm not that bad now that I don't work for Trump anymore, you can all stop being mean to me." Had he added that Trump made him lie all the time and he got fed up with it, it would have worked in all likelihood. He chose to defend the tiny-handed orange shitgibbon and so the reaction is not "Oh maybe you're not so bad", its "Nah F*** you forever guy."
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Sep 22, 2017, 02:45 PM
 
^^ Not rational, it's more Trump Derangement Syndrome, got it.

when you deliberately miss glaringly obvious things in order to find ways to criticise people
As you do every day here? Sure thing. Can't remember when I've ever said I'm a "mega-genius", nor that I have the "highest IQ", but I'll just chalk that up to you making more shit up and "finding ways to criticise", because you have nothing else left.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
^^ Not rational, it's more Trump Derangement Syndrome, got it.
Its perfectly rational and has very little to do with Trump. Spicer lied about the inauguration crowd. We all saw him do it. We all saw the crowd. If anyone is failing at being rational, its the one denying clear facts. Thats you before you miss that one.

I'll simplify it for you even further. Dakar used a little artistic license with his phrasing when he tried to convey that Spicer had destroyed his own credibility beyond all reproach by continuing to lie even after it ceased to matter much.

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As you do every day here? Sure thing. Can't remember when I've ever said I'm a "mega-genius", nor that I have the "highest IQ", but I'll just chalk that up to you making more shit up and "finding ways to criticise", because you have nothing else left.
See thats me using a little license and playful language to paraphrase you. I definitely remember you making claims about your very high IQ, and others have cited your claimed academic credentials and general claimed proficiency at virtually everything. Or perhaps you really are a different entity altogether that just lives in Shaddim's sock drawer and he's long gone. In which case, I concede the aforementioned claims and apologise.

On the other hand, since you can't seem to allow anyone else the luxury of imprecise language at any time, I think you'll find it difficult to persuade anyone that 'highest IQ ever' and 'mega-genius' are much like criticisms.
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Sep 23, 2017, 02:20 AM
 
Yeah, you still can't cover his absurd statement, re. "**** this guy forever" over simply exaggerating a crowd size, on his first day at a new job, and you certainly have never seen me talk about having a "very high IQ". That's all bollocks. My only outstanding proficiency is in information retention and recall of text (in fact, my retention of spoken information isn't great at all). Combine that with being able to read ~500-600 wpm, depending on spacing, and I could cram for exams like few others, though cramming is a skill I've let lapse since college. A 154, while relatively high, is certainly not indicative of "mega genius" intelligence, so stop trying to pin shit to me that I've never said. As with so many other things, it's nothing more than your chronically overactive imagination.
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Berkeley students protesting "Free Speech week". Presented without comment.

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Sep 23, 2017, 09:09 AM
 
It could be a spelling error a la Morans... but it could also be a little jab at the Russian pee tape. Given those guys grins, I think I'll believe the latter.
     
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Sep 25, 2017, 06:06 PM
 
21 months in the federal pokey (and you know why they call it the pokey, right?).

Bet he's in there < 9 months.
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Creep.
     
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I'm gonna miss all the Weiner headlines.


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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
21 months in the federal pokey (and you know why they call it the pokey, right?).
Because rape is funny as long as it happens to people that we don't like?
     
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Law and Order President.
     
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Sep 26, 2017, 07:08 PM
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7963351.html

It happened again. Can our President take some of his time scheduled for sending North Korea empty threats and maybe stand up for American's first amendment rights?
     
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Because rape is funny as long as it happens to people that we don't like?
Not as funny as you trying to show outrage over a play on words. I certainly didn't say, "Yay, he deserves to be raped" (because no one does, no matter what they've done or who they are).

You sure do try to get serious when it suits you though, don't you? If it really bothers you so much, you can send the hate mail to Bill Maher, I lifted the joke directly from him.
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I genuinely do hate him.
     
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Bill Maher?
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Yes. Used to like him a whole lot. I find him now to be a smug, misogynist prick who laughs at his own jokes.
     
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Misogynist? I'm curious, what did he do to get that label?
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Everyone seems to hate Bill Maher these days. I seem to find myself agreeing with him most of the time. Not the crazy conspiracy stuff or vaccines though.
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If it really bothers you so much, you can send the hate mail to Bill Maher, I lifted the joke directly from him.
Didn't we just have a chat about personal responsibility?
     
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Fine. It's a joke, grow up.
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Everyone seems to hate Bill Maher these days. I seem to find myself agreeing with him most of the time. Not the crazy conspiracy stuff or vaccines though.
I can agree with someone and still find them a vile person.
     
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Misogynist? I'm curious, what did he do to get that label?
It's been his reputation for at least 20 years. Since I first heard the accusation, I've seen it enough in his humor, and have heard enough RL examples, I'm pretty convinced.
     
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I can agree with someone and still find them a vile person.
Yup. Nor do you necessarily have to agree with someone to admire someone.
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Not a bad take, though I'd probably say racism/nationalism factors in heavily too.
     
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Not a bad take, though I'd probably say racism/nationalism factors in heavily too.
I think it's way off the mark.

It's republican's voting for anti-establishment candidates. Tea party, Trump, Massie, the Pauls all have this in common.

What % of republicans do you think vote based on racism?
     
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There were many things that "drove" conservative Americans (not just whites, as Anthony Brian Logan and Larry Elder have frequently pointed out) to vote for Trump, a moderate populist, not the least of which were the violent minority protests and irritation over no progress in stemming illegal immigration. To claim it was any one thing, like a general case of "mass white anxiety", is ridiculous.
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Limbaugh is about to be interviewed on Hannity’s show on Fox News. Our good friends on the right will soon be fully engrossed in a major event of conservative mastubatory ECSTASY!

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Limbaugh is about to be interviewed on Hannity’s show on Fox News. Our good friends on the right will soon be fully engrossed in a major event of conservative mastubatory ECSTASY!

OAW
I really don't understand either's relevance to our discussion. Unless I can use michael moore and bill maher as attributable to your arguments, which again, doesn't make any sense.
     
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Limbaugh is still around?
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Life comes at you fast:

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So Huffpo has different people writing for different sections of the site with different views?
     
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^^ and a clueless editorial staff.
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Down. Goes. Price.
     
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I so much want the headline to be about the photo.

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Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
I think it's way off the mark.

It's republican's voting for anti-establishment candidates. Tea party, Trump, Massie, the Pauls all have this in common.

What % of republicans do you think vote based on racism?
I couldn't say, but even if I had a number in mind, we'd need to agree on a definition of racism. But to at least point you in a direction, look how many of Trump's big campaign policies affect minorities (Build the wall, law & order, muslim ban). They were certainly popular with a segment of the GOP.

Also, the tea party feels like it has more crazy per capita. Certainly, it's more extreme, which is sometimes viewed as crazy. Plus, what makes one anti-establishment?
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I so much want the headline to be about the photo.

His buddy Chet with the wrong colour, oversized, backwards hat is next.

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Milo got hitched!
     
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Congress let CHIPs funding lapse
     
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Will they have to give up their sweet motorcycles?

     
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No, they keep those but lose their healthcare
     
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Will they have to give up their sweet motorcycles?

I really feel bad for Dax.

Dude loves motorcycles. Loves the show. Pitches the script he wrote thinking he may at least get to be a writer on his dream project. Studio says "oh, no... direct and star in it too".

From what I've been told, guy assumed he had the next six years of his life buttoned-up with sequels.

Now he's a joke.
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Who needs healthcare when I can do some sick wheelies??

     
 
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