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Post by $iljanus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm

If California only had a wall to keep the bad fires out.
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If California builds a wall to keep tRump out I will have to seriously look into moving there. I'd support a GoFundMe to build that wall.
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Post by GreenGoo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:23 pm

I just had a brilliant idea. Now, stay with me here. It's pretty sophisticated. But what if, what if mind you, we built a giant trophy wife out of wood, hid inside it and had it rolled up the wall? Drumpf would be so excited by the idea of a new, younger, more wooden wife and have it brought inside the wall, and then we'd be inside too. Do you understand? Do you follow me? Wall defeated.

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GreenGoo wrote:I just had a brilliant idea. Now, stay with me here. It's pretty sophisticated. But what if, what if mind you, we built a giant trophy wife out of wood, hid inside it and had it rolled up the wall? Drumpf would be so excited by the idea of a new, younger, more wooden wife and have it brought inside the wall, and then we'd be inside too. Do you understand? Do you follow me? Wall defeated.
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Post by hepcat » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 pm

$iljanus wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm
If California only had a wall to keep the bad fires out.
and the good fires in?
Remus West wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm
If California builds a wall to keep tRump out I will have to seriously look into moving there. I'd support a GoFundMe to build that wall.
What about Canada?

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Post by Stefan Stirzaker » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:14 pm

Re: FEMA funds.

Geee nice state you've got there. Be a pity if anything happened to it. Now if you want FEMA to help in future you might might want to make a voluntary donation to the trump widows and orphans fund. We have lists of patriots you know.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:19 pm

Stefan Stirzaker wrote:
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trump widows and orphans
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Max Peck wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 pm
If there's no money for The Wall, why should there be any money for disaster relief?

Wonder if FEMA money will be withheld from Florida until they get their hurricane act together.

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Alefroth wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Max Peck wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 pm
If there's no money for The Wall, why should there be any money for disaster relief?
Wonder if FEMA money will be withheld from Florida until they get their hurricane act together.
He just made Pwuerto Rico pay for it.
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Post by Kraken » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 pm

hepcat wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 pm
$iljanus wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm
If California only had a wall to keep the bad fires out.
and the good fires in?
Remus West wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm
If California builds a wall to keep tRump out I will have to seriously look into moving there. I'd support a GoFundMe to build that wall.
What about Canada?

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread

Post by $iljanus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:54 pm

hepcat wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 pm
$iljanus wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm
If California only had a wall to keep the bad fires out.
and the good fires in?
Yeah the type of fire that you’d find on, say, a tiki torch.

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I’m surprised that Herr Trump didn’t insist on a border wall requirement with FEMA disbursements.
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Post by pr0ner » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:42 am

Praising countries with authoritarian leaders, part 460:

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Post by Jaymann » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Alefroth wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Max Peck wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 pm
If there's no money for The Wall, why should there be any money for disaster relief?
Wonder if FEMA money will be withheld from Florida until they get their hurricane act together.
He just made Pwuerto Rico pay for it.
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Post by Paingod » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 pm

pr0ner wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:42 am
Praising countries with authoritarian leaders, part 460:
Of course he finds China easier to deal with.

Trump: I want to build a hotel in your country.
China: You'll need to bribe a few officials.
Trump: Sold!

vs.

Trump: I want to build a wall on the southern border.
Dems: That's a huge waste of money. We don't need that.
Trump: I need it.
Dems: Nope.
Trump: But terrorists!
Dems: Where?
Trump: I'm shutting everything down.
Dems: Why?
Trump: National Emergency. <sticks tongue out>
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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread

Post by malchior » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:57 pm

Old man shouts at clouds...about women locked in trunks with duct tape running the border in their souped up Mad Max caravans because of the Internet. Welcome to hell 2019 style!


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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:01 pm

malchior wrote:
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Old man shouts at clouds...about women locked in trunks with duct tape running the border in their souped up Mad Max caravans because of the Internet. Welcome to hell 2019 style!

This is what happens when your only friend is television.
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Post by Unagi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:02 pm

well. they didn't 'quickly cut away'... but they didn't stick with him until he finished.

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Post by malchior » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:09 pm

Unagi wrote:
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well. they didn't 'quickly cut away'... but they didn't stick with him until he finished.
Yeah I don't care much for the tweet 'text' but still the video is where the real dumb is.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm

A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border, but to no avail.

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The wall must be built. The wall will keep America safe and strong. Only then will we be able to help those in need.

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Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:28 pm

A puzzle completely made up of one solid color and equal sized sides?

That may be too difficult for the kids of Trumpers.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:30 pm

Honestly, on the box the other side of the wall looks like a lot more fun.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:36 pm

Today's 29 one-liners. In ONE sitting.

5. "I'm a professional at technology."

6. "When during the campaign I would say, 'Mexico's going to pay for it,' obviously I never said this and I never meant they're going to write out a check."

12. "And they don't come in at the checkpoints, which they do also."
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Post by Skinypupy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:40 pm

I love how they went with every Mexican stereotype in the book for the “illegal immigrant not included”
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Post by Holman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm

Does MAGAlego not do steel slats? I can't even see through that Wall. Those Mexicans could be up to *anything*.
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LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Today's 29 one-liners. In ONE sitting.

5. "I'm a professional at technology."

6. "When during the campaign I would say, 'Mexico's going to pay for it,' obviously I never said this and I never meant they're going to write out a check."

12. "And they don't come in at the checkpoints, which they do also."
25. "[The Dems]'ve been taken over by a group of young people who, frankly, in some cases -- I've been watching -- I actually think they're crazy."
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Why the emphasis on electrical tape? I understand it is powerful stuff, but so is duct tape!
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Jaymann wrote:
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Why the emphasis on electrical tape? I understand it is powerful stuff, but so is duct tape!
Probably something he heard on InfoWars.
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I only have bachelor's in psychology so take this for what it's worth, but he is insane. I don't think I've ever seen someone so untethered from reality.
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GungHo wrote:
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I only have bachelor's in psychology so take this for what it's worth, but he is insane. I don't think I've ever seen someone so untethered from reality.
You don't need a BS to figure that out. The man broadcasts stark raving madness every day.

But you know what else is psychology? People think aggressive self-confidence = leadership.

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LawBeefaroni wrote:
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Honestly, on the box the other side of the wall looks like a lot more fun.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am

I was reading a book called the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (same guys who do the podcast), and it was describing a condition that summed Trump up perfectly. I can't remember the name at the moment, but it's the phenomenon whereby the more incompetent you are, the more competent you *think* you are.

They went into some fascinating detail as to why this occurs (and it happens to everyone to some degree). But in short, it's based on the idea that if you're incompetent in some subject, you are more likely to draw on false/misleading facts about that subject you've never questioned (because you're incompetent). Over time, you build a vast database of "knowledge" that is incorrect that leads you to believe you know more about the subject than you actually do.

I explained it far less eloquently than they did, but the whole time I'm reading it I was like "My God, that's EXACTLY what's going on here." Combine that with narcissism and pathological lying, and Trump is a perfect storm of psychological bad news.

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YellowKing wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am
I was reading a book called the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (same guys who do the podcast), and it was describing a condition that summed Trump up perfectly. I can't remember the name at the moment, but it's the phenomenon whereby the more incompetent you are, the more competent you *think* you are.

They went into some fascinating detail as to why this occurs (and it happens to everyone to some degree). But in short, it's based on the idea that if you're incompetent in some subject, you are more likely to draw on false/misleading facts about that subject you've never questioned (because you're incompetent). Over time, you build a vast database of "knowledge" that is incorrect that leads you to believe you know more about the subject than you actually do.

I explained it far less eloquently than they did, but the whole time I'm reading it I was like "My God, that's EXACTLY what's going on here." Combine that with narcissism and pathological lying, and Trump is a perfect storm of psychological bad news.
Dunning-Kruger effect. Trump is so far at the extremes he probably disproves it or something.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 am

Yes, that's it! Thanks LawBeef.

Describes a ton of people at work as well. :D

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YellowKing wrote:
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I was reading a book called the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (same guys who do the podcast)
Anecdotally, the book is a very good read. An excellent guide to critical thinking and telling fact from fiction in the age of "fake news".

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Post by Jaymann » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Sepiche wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 pm
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am
I was reading a book called the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (same guys who do the podcast)
Anecdotally, the book is a very good read. An excellent guide to critical thinking and telling fact from fiction in the age of "fake news".
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Post by Jolor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Kraken wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 pm
hepcat wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 pm
$iljanus wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm
If California only had a wall to keep the bad fires out.
and the good fires in?
Remus West wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm
If California builds a wall to keep tRump out I will have to seriously look into moving there. I'd support a GoFundMe to build that wall.
What about Canada?

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Post by GungHo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm

Kraken wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:59 pm
GungHo wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:51 pm
I only have bachelor's in psychology so take this for what it's worth, but he is insane. I don't think I've ever seen someone so untethered from reality.
You don't need a BS to figure that out. The man broadcasts stark raving madness every day.

But you know what else is psychology? People think aggressive self-confidence = leadership.

Yeah I was trying to be snarky with that. His crazy is as obvious as the (Pinocchio) nose on his face.

So, the national emergency option is now off the table according to trump. Some emergency....
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Post by Max Peck » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 pm

I wouldn't count on it being off the table. Aside from the fact that anything that Trumps says is as likely to be a lie as not, there's the possibility that he's trying to establish a narrative where he doesn't want to declare a state of emergency, but the Democrats are forcing him to do it.
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Post by Chaz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:29 pm

His dragging his feet and saying maybe I will, maybe I won't about declaring an emergency probably makes it hard to convince a court to rule in his favor if he does declare one. Which may very well be the idea.
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