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Consider the source.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Jaymann wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Consider the source.
GU?

Doesn't matter really, if his approval is anything higher white nationalists plus the the margin of error, I'm baffled. True, the shock is slightly less at 43 than 55 (Fox) it's still a shock.
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Pocketbook. Trump inherited the Obama economy and hasn't ruined it yet--despite trying!
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Paingod wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Did they Photoshop 30lbs off Trump's image there?
Yes. This is a thing.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:08 pm

noxiousdog wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Paingod wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Did they Photoshop 30lbs off Trump's image there?
Yes. This is a thing.
Sad to say, I'd rather he take that route than actually lose a few pounds.
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Post by Kraken » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Zarathud wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Pocketbook. Trump inherited the Obama economy and hasn't ruined it yet--despite trying!
Very much this. The economy is bound to crash when the Republican sugar high wears off and the deficits sink in...and that will probably happen just as Democrats retake control. Beastly timing.

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LawBeefaroni wrote:
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Yes, it's low but who the fuck approves of that?
Sociopaths. Why?
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Post by GreenGoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:10 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 am
LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Yes, it's low but who the fuck approves of that?
Sociopaths. Why?
That's a lot of sociopaths. Mental health care in the US could really use a boost (not that it's a solved problem anywhere).

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Post by coopasonic » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am

I really want to say "not all sociopaths" here.
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coopasonic wrote:
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I really want to say "not all sociopaths" here.
Leave me out of this. :ninja:
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Post by Holman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm

Maybe this is an overreaction, but it doesn't feel like it.

Thread:

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Post by Skinypupy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Holman wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Maybe this is an overreaction, but it doesn't feel like it.

Thread:

I really wish there was a part of that I could disagree with. Even if just on a skeptics level.

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Post by GreenGoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 pm

I don't get it. Stop them from what? Making assertions?

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Post by Max Peck » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:40 pm

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Post by Holman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:15 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 pm
I don't get it. Stop them from what? Making assertions?
Read the thread.
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Post by GreenGoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 pm

I read the tweet. If it were a headline I might have understood there was an article to go with it.

It seems counter-intuitive to have an in depth discussion 128 characters at a time.

I disliked Twitter when it was used to tell the world what shoes you're trying on at the store. I'm fundamentally opposed to the idea that it is a forum for public debate.

Now get off my lawn you kids.

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Post by Holman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 pm
I read the tweet. If it were a headline I might have understood there was an article to go with it.

It seems counter-intuitive to have an in depth discussion 128 characters at a time.

I disliked Twitter when it was used to tell the world what shoes you're trying on at the store. I'm fundamentally opposed to the idea that it is a forum for public debate.

Now get off my lawn you kids.
Whether you like it or not, Twitter is now journalism's first draft. Significant threads indicated as such are the equivalent of yesterday's blockbuster headline+article.
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Post by GreenGoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:12 pm

Holman wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Whether you like it or not, Twitter is now journalism's first draft. Significant threads indicated as such are the equivalent of yesterday's blockbuster headline+article.
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Post by Holman » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:47 am

Speaking of Twitter, Trump has gone on some kind of bender, tweeting or retweeting more than 50 times in 24 hours.

Nearly all of it is rage at the media, at Democrats, and at the Mueller Report, which he continues to claim is the work of corrupt and dirty cops who exonerated him.

He also went off a weird rant against Twitter itself, declaring that it censors conservatives, that it is "hard to log onto" (?), and that it keeps taking followers away from him.

In related news, Twitter just did a sweep and deleted the accounts of thousands of Russian and Saudi bots. Also, this is a pretty sure sign that Trump obsessively keeps track of his number of followers. He has almost 60 million, but a few thousand going away is still something that registers and enrages him.

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am

Similar to the Kardashians, I suspect he is an attention vampire. If we could somehow just completely ignore them (and him) they'd starve to death from lack of attention. Instead, we elected one as President so we're all boned.

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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 am

We need to get everybody in the country to make a Twitter account, then follow and unfollow him at regular intervals. It may be just the nudge he needs to finally snap.
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Post by El Guapo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:01 am

Holman wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:47 am
Speaking of Twitter, Trump has gone on some kind of bender, tweeting or retweeting more than 50 times in 24 hours.

Nearly all of it is rage at the media, at Democrats, and at the Mueller Report, which he continues to claim is the work of corrupt and dirty cops who exonerated him.

He also went off a weird rant against Twitter itself, declaring that it censors conservatives, that it is "hard to log onto" (?), and that it keeps taking followers away from him.

In related news, Twitter just did a sweep and deleted the accounts of thousands of Russian and Saudi bots. Also, this is a pretty sure sign that Trump obsessively keeps track of his number of followers. He has almost 60 million, but a few thousand going away is still something that registers and enrages him.

Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States of America.
Hey, those bots are some of his best friends.

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El Guapo wrote:
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Hey, those bots are some of his best friends.
They're very good people. Very loyal. They've worked for him.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:18 am

Obama twitter followers: 106 million
Trump twitter followers: 59.9 million

I imagine he's spent many a night obsessing over that. I hope it causes him extraordinary anguish and pain.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 am

"We're fighting all the subpoenas." via CNBC:
Democrats are demanding testimony from high-ranking current and former White House officials, as well as years of Trump’s financial records and the unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Caught at the center of the crossfire is former White House counsel Don McGahn, who was cited by Mueller more than any other Trump official in the 448-page report on Russian election meddling, possible Trump-campaign coordination with the Kremlin and possible obstruction of justice by Trump himself.

On Tuesday, Trump told The Washington Post that he did not see any reason to “go any further” in allowing his aides to testify before congressional committees, “especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan.”
Good. Maybe all the fighting will keep you too busy to bloviate about the border wall, healthcare or any number of other things you're desperately managing to fuck up.

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Post by YellowKing » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:07 pm

I'm kind of tired of the whole "Well that's just Trump being Trump!" argument. The guy is sick in the head and needs to be removed from office.

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YellowKing wrote:
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I'm kind of tired of the whole "Well that's just Trump being Trump!" argument. The guy is sick in the head and needs to be removed from office.
While I whole heartedly agree he needs to be removed from office I think the issue I have with "Well that's just Trump being Trump" argument is that it lays the blame for our mess entirely at his feet. The entire Republican group standing with him needs to be held eyballs deep in the shit too. If they would simply do their constitutional duty he would have been removed long ago. Instead they continue with party over nation to the detriment of our republic.
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YellowKing wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:07 pm
I'm kind of tired of the whole "Well that's just Trump being Trump!" argument. The guy is sick in the head and needs to be removed from office.
I'm sick and tired of the whole "x is liberal Trump hater" dodge, where if you criticize Trump you are an extreme liberal to be dismissed. What do they call that? Affirming the consequent? Arguing in circles?

Response to everything political:
P1: Criticism of Trump is exclusively the province of an extremist liberals
P2: Extremist liberals are to be dismissed
P3: Disagreeing with P1 is a criticism of Trump
C: Profit!

This dissonance is unshakable or at least it has been to date. I can't be even be in listening distance of that behavior any more.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:41 pm

This is who he is. This is who he always been. I had hoped that once he took office, we'd find out that "raging asshole with skin the thickness of crepe paper" would turn out to be an affectation he presented for the sake of the entertainment biz. Unfortunately, it turns out he really is a raging asshole with thin skin. Although now we also discovered he's much, much dumber than America surmised from watching his TV shows.
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Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am
Similar to the Kardashians, I suspect he is an attention vampire. If we could somehow just completely ignore them (and him) they'd starve to death from lack of attention. Instead, we elected one as President so we're all boned.
Maybe we need to stick Colin Robinson in a room with him and see what happens.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:47 pm

LordMortis wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:33 pm
YellowKing wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:07 pm
I'm kind of tired of the whole "Well that's just Trump being Trump!" argument. The guy is sick in the head and needs to be removed from office.
I'm sick and tired of the whole "x is liberal Trump hater" dodge, where if you criticize Trump you are an extreme liberal to be dismissed. What do they call that? Affirming the consequent? Arguing in circles?

Response to everything political:
P1: Criticism of Trump is exclusively the province of an extremist liberals
P2: Extremist liberals are to be dismissed
P3: Disagreeing with P1 is a criticism of Trump
C: Profit!

This dissonance is unshakable or at least it has been to date. I can't be even be in listening distance of that behavior any more.
or 'you're mad because Hilary lost'.

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pr0ner wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am
Similar to the Kardashians, I suspect he is an attention vampire. If we could somehow just completely ignore them (and him) they'd starve to death from lack of attention. Instead, we elected one as President so we're all boned.
Maybe we need to stick Colin Robinson in a room with him and see what happens.
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Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:03 pm
pr0ner wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am
Similar to the Kardashians, I suspect he is an attention vampire. If we could somehow just completely ignore them (and him) they'd starve to death from lack of attention. Instead, we elected one as President so we're all boned.
Maybe we need to stick Colin Robinson in a room with him and see what happens.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:31 am

Warmbier was essentially DOA and his "release" came at the cost of decades of NK policy. Who knows what was given up for the others. Cash money isn't the only form of payment.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:44 am

We have a "Cheif" Hostage Negotiator?
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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He's the Covfefe in Cheif

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Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 pm

The 45 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's rambling interview with Sean Hannity.

Bejeebus but that was hard to wade through. Word salad with ramble dressing.
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