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Prince Andrew in “I had no idea that my friend, a convicted paedophile, was a paedophile”shock
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Someone should stop letting President Dementia scribble on NOAA charts with sharpie.
     
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NOAA staff threatened with firing for contradicting the "president"
     
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Sep 14, 2019, 08:38 PM
 
Radio 4 presenter (our equivalent of your NPR) couldn't help but laugh at how pathetic Trump has been over this whole debacle.
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Sep 24, 2019, 05:01 PM
 
Some small corner of hell got a little frosty today. McConnell has fast-tracked a resolution calling for the Ukraine whistleblower documents to be released to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Oct 12, 2019, 06:30 PM
 
Interior Department set to begin privatizing National Park assets and services. Campgrounds look to be the first service handed over to corporate management. I always felt Yosemite or Yellowstone really need a KOA.
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that is bad. Not that koa itself is bad, but privatizing public lands is bad.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I want to tease the interesting questions out of this article.

What’s the ethical reaction to a design flaw if one believes something shouldn’t have been built in the first place?

Is it better for Border Patrol to chase people away before they get over, or let them get over so they can be caught (and also have a chance of escape)?

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Nov 3, 2019, 04:25 PM
 
New White House Halloween Party Game: Build that Wall!
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Nov 3, 2019, 06:04 PM
 
On next weeks episode of 'America down the toilet', the president founds The Trump Youth and helps train the first new 5-year-old recruits to stab Mexicans on the White House lawn....
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Nov 4, 2019, 09:33 AM
 
Lehren Sie Ihre Kinder gut.
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Nov 16, 2019, 11:07 AM
 
Anyone have a guess how quickly Trump will pardon Stone? Or, if he will? As I understand it, if Stone accepts a pardon, he is admitting guilt and no longer has any immunity from testifying to Congress.
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Nov 27, 2019, 05:27 PM
 
Apparently, in trade talks with the British government, the Trump administration has been insisting the UK sell-off the NHS. And the tories appear to be ok with it.
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Nov 27, 2019, 06:03 PM
 
Looks like the UK would have to become a US vassal as the price of a US trade deal after Brexit.
He [Corbyn] said that as well as healthcare, the documents showed the talks had covered areas like food safety, workers' rights and gender discrimination where the US was seeking to tear down UK regulatory barriers.

And they show an absolute refusal from Washington for climate change to be mentioned in any final deal, he said.
Oh, and Trump wants the UK to lengthen drug patents, so we can charge them out the wazoo, just like we do here. Corporate Sovereignty is mentioned too - gotta let US corporations sue the UK government, if legal changes cost them profits.

Maybe the UK should become the 51st state. They'd get legal rights that way, not just the costs.
     
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Nov 27, 2019, 07:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Maybe the UK should become the 51st state. They'd get legal rights that way, not just the costs.
And give them the right to vote? It’d be much smarter to make them a territory, you wouldn’t want those “socialist” ideals like proper health care to become normalized. Works great for Puerto Rico!
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Nov 27, 2019, 08:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
It’d be much smarter to make them a territory...
Dare we say...a colony???
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Nov 28, 2019, 05:54 AM
 
Pssst, I thought we agreed to not use the C-word any longer … 
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Nov 28, 2019, 03:53 PM
 
Is this getting any notice in the UK? We get BBC World News on our local NPR station and, while they spoke at length about the election in-general, there was no mention of this. Seems like “The tories have an agreement with Trump to sell-off the NHS” would be something worth at least a mention.
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Nov 28, 2019, 04:24 PM
 
It's dropped off the front page of The Guardian too, and that's on the UK edition.

If the Brits really don't mind, then I wouldn't do a Trump and screw them over for healthcare, drug prices, and corporate lawsuits. That makes long-term enemies. Why not do something positive instead, like supporting normal English spellings? Something other than trying to screw them out of all their money.
     
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Nov 28, 2019, 05:41 PM
 
The whole idea seems a bit, I dunno... fanciful?

Speaking of, I like the idea of making the UK a territory and giving them guns.
     
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Nov 29, 2019, 03:13 AM
 
Awesome things the UK would get:

Cheaper gas
Free TV
Plutocrats instead of aristocrats
Fahrenheit (you’ll thank me for this one)
Greener money
Easier right turns
Better food... and lots of it
Football with brain injuries
Naval superiority
Apple products on launch day
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Nov 30, 2019, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Awesome things the UK would get:

Cheaper gas - Doubt it
Free TV - We have some already
Plutocrats instead of aristocrats - We have both already
Fahrenheit (you’ll thank me for this one) - We won't
Greener money - In colour only
Easier right turns - This is not something we struggle with
Better food... and lots of it - I doubt this is true any more. We certainly have higher standards
Football with brain injuries - You need the brain injuries to sit through all the ads.
Naval superiority - Been there, done that.
Apple products on launch day - We usually have this.
Interstates - Why would we want these?
Turns out anything you write inside the quote tags doesn't count towards your post length.
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Nov 30, 2019, 03:59 PM
 
At least you tried with the football one.
     
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Dec 11, 2019, 11:24 PM
 
Donald Trump Jr. (prez's oldest son) took a summer hunting trip to Mongolia. Got the proper permits, shot a rare and endangered sheep (with big horns), and returned with pictures.

Oh wait, it didn't happen in that order.

1) Donald Trump Jr visited Mongolia in August for a hunting trip.
2) Using a rifle with laser sight, he shot the rare sheep at night. Shooting a sleeping animal takes great skill.
3) He met with Mongolia's president before departing. No one will say about what, or how much money changed hands.
4) On Sept 2, a hunting permit was issued (retroactively) for the endangered sheep kill.
5) Donald Trump Jr returned with pictures. Or maybe the horns, or entire animal.

Pretty much no one will answer questions about this. I'm sure everything is above board.
     
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Dec 11, 2019, 11:37 PM
 
Apparently, Mongolia is no longer an official Sh*thole Country, if Jr. is blessing it with his presence.
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Dec 16, 2019, 06:16 PM
 
I am genuinely stunned that SCOTUS today let stand an appeals court ruling that struck-down a Boise, Idaho law that fined and penalized homeless people sleeping on the street.
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Dec 31, 2019, 09:53 AM
 
Awhile back, there was a story about a cop in Kansas who claimed that, when he ordered a cup of coffee at a local McDonalds, someone on the staff had scribbled "F*cking Pig" on the cup. The story went a bit viral, with outrage galore from the "support your local sheriff" crowd.

Turns out, the cop fabricated the entire thing. No one is saying why the guy did it in the first place.
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Reuters news article. If you don't want to read it all the payoff is in the last sentence.

“Trump’s handling of the virus has come under strong scrutiny with just 43% of Americans approving of his handing of the pandemic, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on 27-28 April, days after the president’s discredited comments on injecting disinfectant.
Trump told Reuters he did not believe opinion polls that showed his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Joe Biden, leading the race for the White House.
“I don’t believe the polls,” Trump said. “I believe the people of this country are smart. And I don’t think that they will put a man in who’s incompetent.”
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epic battle between: self-awareness level zero vs narcissistic personality disorder
     
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Jun 15, 2020, 11:43 AM
 
SCOTUS just came down with a 6-3 ruling declaring it illegal to fire an individual because they identify as gay, LGBTQ, etc. The really interesting thing is the decision was written by Gorsuch, a Trump appointee.
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Jun 15, 2020, 06:46 PM
 
Yeah I was surprised to see that too. Good call though.
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Jun 16, 2020, 01:35 AM
 
It's kinda interesting to look at the dissenting opinion. Suddenly all these purported strict literalists want to include “the intention at the time” rather than stick to the text.
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Jun 16, 2020, 10:24 AM
 
Trump himself is oddly blase about the decision, even stating that the court has decided so that's that... which has led to some speculation that he knows the court will come down on his side for something else soon.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Trump himself is oddly blase about the decision, even stating that the court has decided so that's that... which has led to some speculation that he knows the court will come down on his side for something else soon.
Well, they’re going to come down with an opinion on releasing his financial records, so he’s more likely trying not to do anything that might antagonize the justices.

If he already knew they were going to rule in his favor, I have to think he’d be crowing about it already.
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SCOTUS just ruled (5-4) against Trump in the DACA case. Roberts wrote the majority opinion.
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I wonder which hurts his ego most; That only 6,200 people came to his Tulsa rally, or that the rally was punked by a bunch of kids on TikTok?
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Did they stay away to avoid Covid-19 (You had to agree a disclaimer not to sue if you got ill from attending), or because people have finally realised what a worthless dick the man is?
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Got to admit it's a new tactic for any politician. Gather together the most fanatically loyal of your voting base and try to actually reduce the number of potential votes for you by infecting them with lethal disease.
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Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) has been doing it all along. Holding rallies, shaking hands, hugging supporters - and not wearing a mask. Brazil is rapidly catching up to America's greatness infection numbers.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Did they stay away to avoid Covid-19 (You had to agree a disclaimer not to sue if you got ill from attending), or because people have finally realised what a worthless dick the man is?
One can only hope it’s the latter. I won’t hold my breath, though.

Officially, the campaign is claiming that “radical protestors” worked to keep the faithful away. Those are some damned effective protestors to keep 12,000+ Trump supporters away.

There’s a video making the rounds of him exiting Marine-1 and walking back to the White House last night. Knowing how bad Tulsa turned out, it’s genuinely kind of sad to watch. He’s completely disheveled and looks utterly lost.
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Consider me this forum’s spy.

I’ve been observing hardcore right wingers. They’ve been very demoralized as of late. Chief among the reasons is Trump hasn’t cracked any skulls.

They ate this shit up. I haven’t seen them this happy in weeks.

This was absolutely not a failure to its intended audience.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
One can only hope it’s the latter. I won’t hold my breath, though.

Officially, the campaign is claiming that “radical protestors” worked to keep the faithful away. Those are some damned effective protestors to keep 12,000+ Trump supporters away.

There’s a video making the rounds of him exiting Marine-1 and walking back to the White House last night. Knowing how bad Tulsa turned out, it’s genuinely kind of sad to watch. He’s completely disheveled and looks utterly lost.
I heard they were blaming protestors. Still amazes me his fans don't see through the constant lame excuses. He's like that one kid in primary (elementary) school who was "going to take the class on a world tour" so long as you were among those who were nice to him.

Do you suppose any of them know how deeply pathetic they are? But they just double down because they've come this far?

Seeing him look lost I have not one single shred of sympathy for him. Its long overdue. He deserves more comeuppance than he's ever likely to get.
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
There’s a video making the rounds of him exiting Marine-1 and walking back to the White House last night. Knowing how bad Tulsa turned out, it’s genuinely kind of sad to watch. He’s completely disheveled and looks utterly lost.
It's the first time he's actually looked human. Just a dude tired after a long-ass day of traveling and flying and talking. Give a smile, give a thumbs up, trudge inside to go to bed. It's the most normal he's ever looked.

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They ate this shit up. I haven’t seen them this happy in weeks.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
What are they happy about? What Trump said at the rally? Or the idea of protestors blocking the rally?
What he said. Specifically, coarse, libtrigger shit-talk.


Edit: I should also add they’re aware he’s a huge liar, but don’t really care because they feel it’s mostly limited to self-aggrandizement and idle threats.
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Also, he drank a glass of water with just one hand, and threw the glass away like it weighed nothing at all.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Also, he drank a glass of water with just one hand, and threw the glass away like it weighed nothing at all.
They liked that, because it confirmed what they were hoping, which was his earlier issues were transient.
     
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He cheated and used his strong hand this time instead of texting it for help like he did last time.

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