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Delphic Oracle 3rd September 2020 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13211289)
:confused:

It is a collection of memetic phrases picked out of HBO's Chernobyl where various figures (in some cases knowingly) repeat dubious information over and over to reassure others the situation is totally fine.

All contrary evidence is met with these intractable factoids.

I do find the series an entirely appropriate metaphor for the current situation. Truth is subordinate to political convenience, decisions are made by unqualified bureaucrats chosen for loyalty rather than competence, etc.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13211286)
Are you serious or are you just looking for posts to **** on today?

They didn't capitalize it, they didn't say "in the". In fact they said: "40% of us".

Don't blame me for asking them to clarify their bad grammar!

Next time don't be such a dick claiming I might be looking for posts to **** on.

JoeMorgue 3rd September 2020 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13211317)
You didn't capitalize it, you didn't say "in the". In fact you said: "40% of us".

Don't blame me for asking you to clarify your bad grammar!

Every part of that sentence is wrong including your point and who you think you're talking to.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13211317)
You didn't capitalize it, you didn't say "in the". In fact you said: "40% of us".

Don't blame me for asking you to clarify your bad grammar!

1. It wasn't my post. Read for comprehension.
2. Are you sure he meant "US" or is it just barely possible that he considers both himself and Trump supporters to be US citizens and thus we are them, as in "us?" See above re: comprehension. Also see previous post regarding you going out of your way to find something to **** on.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13211308)
[snipped a bunch of crap.]

She wasn't walking into a store. She was the only one there and had just finished getting the shampoo. It's like moving from the shampoo sink to the stylist chair. Maybe you are unfamiliar with salons.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 13211313)
It is a collection of memetic phrases picked out of HBO's Chernobyl where various figures (in some cases knowingly) repeat dubious information over and over to reassure others the situation is totally fine.

All contrary evidence is met with these intractable factoids.

I do find the series an entirely appropriate metaphor for the current situation. Truth is subordinate to political convenience, decisions are made by unqualified bureaucrats chosen for loyalty rather than competence, etc.

Thanks. I loved that series but didn't remember the meme.

Blue Mountain 3rd September 2020 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13211252)
Après vous, M. Président.

I think it would be a good talking point taunt.
“President Trump urged all North Carolinians to vote twice. I say, ‘please do not vote twice until you see President Trump do it himself.‘ If he’s afraid to do it, then you shouldn’t either.”

FYFFY (Fixed your French for you) :)

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13211320)
Every part of that sentence is wrong including your point and who you think you're talking to.

:boggled:

I was responding to the post. I shall change you to they.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13211322)
She wasn't walking into a store. She was the only one there and had just finished getting the shampoo. It's like moving from the shampoo sink to the stylist chair. Maybe you are unfamiliar with salons.

You know why I don't wear a mask when I shampoo my hair? Because I'm at home. If I was in a salon - something with which I am familiar - and thus breathing right up into the air the person washing my hair is breathing, I'd wear a ******* mask. I'd do this because I've never gotten a wash in a salon that resulted in any water on my face (and, before you start, yeah I'm a dude and I've worn shoulder-length hair for years at a time). If I was concerned about the mask getting wet, I'd bring a spare to put on after the wash if necessary.

Seriously, I don't get why you want to defend this so hard. Even accepting that you're a Pelosi-stan, you should at least acknowledge that she should be wearing a mask when in extended close proximity to someone with whom she doesn't live.

ETA: Also, if my city was requiring salons to operate outdoors, I wouldn't walk into one at all.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 03:15 PM

Whoopteedo Babby. It was Pelosi, not you, and your expectations were ridiculous.

I think we're done here.

Fell free to rant on.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13211330)
Whoopteedo Babby. It was Pelosi, not you, and your expectations were ridiculous.

I think we're done here.

Fell free to rant on.

Please use my full name when you're so very proudly slinking away.

Stacyhs 3rd September 2020 03:23 PM

I just find it ridiculous that Trump, who says wearing a mask is "patriotic" but doesn't wear one the vast majority of the time so fails the 'lead by example' test, would go after Pelosi on this. It's obvious his real objective was to name call and bully Pelosi in his usual childish manner because that's how he gets his kicks. He's just a pig of a man.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13211340)
I just find it ridiculous that Trump, who says wearing a mask is "patriotic" but doesn't wear one the vast majority of the time so fails the 'lead by example' test, would go after Pelosi on this. It's obvious his real objective was to name call and bully Pelosi in his usual childish manner because that's how he gets his kicks. He's just a pig of a man.

No doubt. If hypocrisy was an Olympic sport, he'd have more medals than whatshisname the swimmer and theotherguy who was also a swimmer put together. Trump is completely without shame, like clinically.

Ladewig 3rd September 2020 03:26 PM

C’mon, people.

Can we put N. Pelosi in another thread.

Seeing all these salon posts here just reminds me of how easy it is for the Republicans to get the Democrats chasing their tail again and again.

thaiboxerken 3rd September 2020 03:31 PM

The only reason the Pelosi-salon story is a story is:

Covid-19 deaths = 190,000

Trumpanzees want the public to be distracted.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13211343)
C’mon, people.

Can we put N. Pelosi in another thread.

Seeing all these salon posts here just reminds me of how easy it is for the Republicans to get the Democrats chasing their tail again and again.

C'mon, people.

Trump tweets about it, the media makes it a big deal, people on a forum react. It is what it is. I'm sure you're above it all, but most of us are way down here talking about what's being talked about. Few of us, however, forget the more important things, but if we do you'll remind us by...telling us what not to talk about?

Steve 3rd September 2020 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13211346)
C'mon, people.

Trump tweets about it, the media makes it a big deal, people on a forum react. It is what it is. I'm sure you're above it all, but most of us are way down here talking about what's being talked about. Few of us, however, forget the more important things, but if we do you'll remind us by...telling us what not to talk about?

I don’t think that suggesting a new thread is the same as saying “don’t talk about it”. And I doubt that you think it is the same either. This quoted post is really hyperbole, don’t you think?

Elagabalus 3rd September 2020 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13211343)
C’mon, people.

Can we put N. Pelosi in another thread.

Seeing all these salon posts here just reminds me of how easy it is for the Republicans to get the Democrats chasing their tail again and again.

Sheesh. No kidding! I was about to ask SG if the salon story was only being talked about on Fox. I'm sure CNN MSNBC are all covering it too.

Ladewig 3rd September 2020 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13211346)
C'mon, people.

Trump tweets about it, the media makes it a big deal, people on a forum react. It is what it is. I'm sure you're above it all, but most of us are way down here talking about what's being talked about. Few of us, however, forget the more important things, but if we do you'll remind us by...telling us what not to talk about?

Chasing tails it is.

I’m bowing out.

Babbylonian 3rd September 2020 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13211349)
I don’t think that suggesting a new thread is the same as saying “don’t talk about it”. And I doubt that you think it is the same either. This quoted post is really hyperbole, don’t you think?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elagabalus (Post 13211350)
Sheesh. No kidding! I was about to ask SG if the salon story was only being talked about on Fox. I'm sure CNN MSNBC are all covering it too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13211354)
Chasing tails it is.

I’m bowing out.

This is a catch-all thread. If you want to discuss another aspect of the Trump Presidency, have at it. However the sniping about what aspects others are discussing is dumb. Very, very dumb. It's ineffective, rude, and arrogant.

Steve 3rd September 2020 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13211373)
This is a catch-all thread. If you want to discuss another aspect of the Trump Presidency, have at it. However the sniping about what aspects others are discussing is dumb. Very, very dumb. It's ineffective, rude, and arrogant.

Ok. Not sure why you quoted me but didn’t respond to what I said.

Pelosi’s hair cut is apparently vital to the political future of your country and needs to be discussed in the thread about Trump’s presidency. Please carry on.

thaiboxerken 3rd September 2020 04:24 PM

Trump and his cult definitely want to be talking about Pelosi's haircut because it's much better for them if people are not talking about Trump's Economic Depression and 190,000 covid-19 deaths.

Captain_Swoop 3rd September 2020 04:42 PM

Trump Tweets

Thank you!!!
Quote Tweet

KDKA
@KDKA
“I’m not kidding, I truly believe that Donald Trump was sent by God." Supporters of President Trump were seen camping out at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport ahead of his rally tonight in Latrobe. https://cbsloc.al/3lLDtWG

Captain_Swoop 3rd September 2020 04:43 PM

Trump Tweets

Joe Hiden’ gets off his airplane, grabs and shakes a rather stunned man’s hand (like in the old days), then touches his (Joe’s) face and mask with the same hand. No crowd, no enthusiasm for Joe today. Law & Order!

Steve 3rd September 2020 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13211407)
Trump Tweets

Thank you!!!
Quote Tweet

KDKA
@KDKA
“I’m not kidding, I truly believe that Donald Trump was sent by God." Supporters of President Trump were seen camping out at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport ahead of his rally tonight in Latrobe. https://cbsloc.al/3lLDtWG

That god! He can be such a practical joker!

alfaniner 3rd September 2020 05:03 PM

(re: Trump's deleted and reappearing Tweet)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13211277)
It came back again but with no changes! weird.

I have seen that happen before. I think he does it when certain comments are on the top so they can be deleted with the original Tweet. It's gotta be a hassle to try to keep up with him anyway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13211236)
"You don't seen graphite on the ground because there isn't any. An RBMK reactor core doesn't explode. 3.6 roetgnen an hour."

I figured you were going to have to explain this one since you used it a couple of times.

Darat 3rd September 2020 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13211340)
I just find it ridiculous that Trump, who says wearing a mask is "patriotic" but doesn't wear one the vast majority of the time so fails the 'lead by example' test, would go after Pelosi on this. It's obvious his real objective was to name call and bully Pelosi in his usual childish manner because that's how he gets his kicks. He's just a pig of a man.

I would suggest those that prompt his tweets have achieved their goal, people are talking about it as if it is something serious.

Captain_Swoop 3rd September 2020 05:46 PM

Trump Retweeted

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Nancy Pelosi says she got “set up” by a Beauty Parlor owner. Maybe the Beauty Parlor owner should be running the House of Representatives instead of Crazy Nancy?

slyjoe 3rd September 2020 05:48 PM

Military (active duty or veterans) may not want to read this
 
Trump thinks those who died or were wounded serving their country are losers.

Quote:

Trump has been, for the duration of his presidency, fixated on staging military parades, but only of a certain sort. In a 2018 White House planning meeting for such an event, Trump asked his staff not to include wounded veterans, on grounds that spectators would feel uncomfortable in the presence of amputees. “Nobody wants to see that,” he said.

Why any member of a military family would vote for this SOB is beyond me.

Other examples (e.g., McCain, John Kelly's son) in the article from The Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...uckers/615997/

SezMe 3rd September 2020 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 13210057)
Nov. 3

Nov. 4

Segnosaur 3rd September 2020 06:26 PM

Remember how Stubby McBonespurs was going to bring jobs back to the U.S.? Remember all of his trade wars that were meant to deal with companies being "unfair" to the United states?

From The Hill
The trade deficit in July spiked 18.9 percent to $63.6 billion, the highest since July 2008...

Much like so may other times before, Trump promises one thing, and delivers completely the opposite (such as his claims of eliminating the fiscal deficit, which started increasing because of republican tax cuts.)

Unfortunately, things like Trade deficits are not something that gets a lot of attention from voters.

Norman Alexander 3rd September 2020 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13211465)
Trump Retweeted

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Nancy Pelosi says she got “set up” by a Beauty Parlor owner. Maybe the Beauty Parlor owner should be running the House of Representatives instead of Crazy Nancy?

Maybe the beauty parlor owner should be US president. Couldn't do a worse job than you.

SezMe 3rd September 2020 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silly Green Monkey (Post 13210258)
And right now, not only is the pandemic not under control, the very medical authority supposed to be trying to do so has joined the groups actively fighting any measures that could control it, as though the US was the only country in the world.

I don't know what authority you're talking about nor what they did. Please explain.

Segnosaur 3rd September 2020 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyjoe (Post 13211467)
Trump thinks those who died or were wounded serving their country are losers.

Why any member of a military family would vote for this SOB is beyond me.

Other examples (e.g., McCain, John Kelly's son) in the article from The Atlantic.

Don't forget...
- Taking money from military projects (some that were meant to improve the lives of military families) in order to fund his wall.
- Increasing military deployments to the middle east, not because there is a security issue but because Saudi Arabia is paying

(And the article also mentions Trump not giving a speech in France to commemorate vetrans because the rain would mess up his hair.)

carlitos 3rd September 2020 06:40 PM

I got a haircut today. Mask throughout - I put it on in the car as usual. Almost everyone around here wears one outdoors downtown. I held the mask on when they did around the ears.

SezMe 3rd September 2020 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13210290)
Trump threatens to cut aid to cities:

"Wednesday's memo instructs the US attorney general William Barr to compile a list of "anarchist jurisdictions" that "permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures".

Here is the memo itself. I'm biased but I hear Steven Miller talking as I read it.

You'll enjoy this: The guideline for taking action is .... wait for it .... two weeks.

Bahahahahahaha.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elagabalus (Post 13211350)
Sheesh. No kidding! I was about to ask SG if the salon story was only being talked about on Fox. I'm sure CNN MSNBC are all covering it too.

Fox ran the story, Tucker Carlson amplified it, the salon owner is making money off it plus she's a Trump supporter, a twofur for her, Pelosi had to respond that it was a set-up... so yeah it is all over the news.

But it belongs in the 2020 election thread so I'll copy paste this post over to there.

Silly Green Monkey 3rd September 2020 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SezMe (Post 13211498)
I don't know what authority you're talking about nor what they did. Please explain.

The CDC. Not only handing ammunition to downplayers by splitting up causes of death (so I've already heard all about less than 10k have died of covid, it's not serious at all) but now they've bought up a million doses of flu vaccine for Trump to hand out to whoever kisses his butt hard enough, that were supposed to be going to clinics to be dispensed there. Doses those clinics ordered last year and now suddenly aren't getting, but perhaps they might if their state's governor brown noses enough?

Resume 3rd September 2020 07:15 PM

Commander Bone Spurs honors fallen soldiers again.

Quote:

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
What a leader!! Jesus ******* Christ, just imagine any other president ******** on veterans the way this piece of garbage does. But he'll just call it fake news (everyone else is lying) and his idiotic sycophants will nod and drool. **** him and **** them.

Skeptic Ginger 3rd September 2020 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13211407)
Trump Tweets

Thank you!!!
Quote Tweet

KDKA
@KDKA
“I’m not kidding, I truly believe that Donald Trump was sent by God." Supporters of President Trump were seen camping out at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport ahead of his rally tonight in Latrobe. https://cbsloc.al/3lLDtWG

Gosh, it's like God stopping the rain for his inauguration.


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