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JoeMorgue 1st September 2020 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13208202)
We will get the results of the investigation "in 2 weeks".

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce1hxvBU...jpg&name=small

alfaniner 1st September 2020 08:01 AM

Guess what the "secret word" is for today.

Quote:

(about the police)
"They can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple — or a choker," he said. "Y'know a choker. They choke."

Trump continued: "I'm saying people choke. People choke. And people are bad people. You have both. You have some bad people, and they choke."

He added: "You could be a police officer for 15 years and all of a sudden you're confronted. You've got a quarter of a second to make a decision. If you don't make the decision — and you're wrong — you're dead. People choke under those circumstances, and they make a bad decision."
How did George Floyd die, again? Oh yeah... he was choked.

pgwenthold 1st September 2020 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13208205)
Guess what the "secret word" is for today.



How did George Floyd die, again? Oh yeah... he was choked.

But let's ask an important question: why do we want "chokers" on our police force? Even given the context in which he is using it, I'm not sure why it's acceptable? Golfers who choke end up losing. Does the police force want losers?

If what Trump is saying is true, then isn't the logical consequence that we need to get those chokers out of the police? I can actually agree with that. In fact, if they actually did that, we wouldn't be having this problem.

No, the problem is that the anti-BLM side wants to keep the chokers on the police force! They want to prop up the golfer that chokes.

Segnosaur 1st September 2020 08:34 AM

Re: trump claimed police "choked" when they shot someone in the back.

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13208205)
Guess what the "secret word" is for today.

How did George Floyd die, again? Oh yeah... he was choked.

Rather... Unfortunate choice of words.

I guess the question now is... Was this some sort of deliberate attempt to drum up violence, or a case of incompetence.


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Aridas 1st September 2020 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13208091)
Trump begins his interview with Laura Ingraham by saying "Portland has been burning for many years, for decades it's been burning,"

Yeah... On seeing that quote the first time, my first thought was "We have always been at war with Eurasia."

pgwenthold 1st September 2020 08:35 AM

It's now being reported that Trump's trip to Walter Reed was not actually routine, and it's being said it was for stroke-like events of some sort.

Trump, of course, is denying it. He says, "I don't remember going to the hospital for a stroke."

(actually, he didn't actually say that, but it's funny)

Aridas 1st September 2020 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13208239)
It's now being reported that Trump's trip to Walter Reed was not actually routine, and it's being said it was for stroke-like events of some sort.

Trump, of course, is denying it. He says, "I don't remember going to the hospital for a stroke."

(actually, he didn't actually say that, but it's funny)

Yeah, much as I think that most of us had already pretty much guessed as much.

shemp 1st September 2020 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by varwoche (Post 13208192)
Since you mention... Tiger Woods, phoney baloney Trump enabler. He mumbled some supportive words about BLM a few weeks ago. He also cried when Trump recently reduced him to a prop -- awarding him the Medal of Freedom -- which he richly deserves in some alternate universe.

I could have used any pro golfer as an example, Tiger is just the most well known. Maybe I should have said Dustin Johnson? If he had been there, he would have made the three-foot putt.

shemp 1st September 2020 09:04 AM

Could somebody tell me approximately what time Trump arrives in Kenosha? I'd like to watch on CNN but I'd rather keep my blood pressure down until he's actually in town.

carlitos 1st September 2020 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13208065)
When I first heard this I thought, that would be a pretty good description of Trump’s special law enforcement officers.


ETA
These folks not only had gear with them, they had this and that. Not just this. We are talking about this and that! On a plane no less.

If I see a thug with this-and-that on a plane, I'll kill them.

Mader Levap 1st September 2020 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13208091)
Trump begins his interview with Laura Ingraham by saying "Portland has been burning for many years, for decades it's been burning,"

But but Biden dementia!!!1111

thaiboxerken 1st September 2020 10:25 AM

Is that why it's so warm here in Portland? It's the fires of the city burning for decades?

Armitage72 1st September 2020 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13208368)
Is that why it's so warm here in Portland? It's the fires of the city burning for decades?


I'll bet you didn't notice that the protests had leveled the entire city either, like he previously claimed. You need to pay more attention.

kookbreaker 1st September 2020 10:51 AM

It’s a perennial Dresden you silly triggered libs!

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 11:58 AM

Quote:

Quote:
"We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that. They're on a plane."

Trump says this is "under investigation right now."
Quote:

Originally Posted by I Am The Scum (Post 13208039)
Video here. It's utterly bizarre. The Fox host is desperate to refocus the discussion.

Let's make it even more bizarre! He's actually repeating a completely debunked CT from last June:

Quote:

The conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump pushed Monday that a plane “almost completely loaded with thugs” had been set to disrupt the Republican National Convention was almost identical to a rumor that went viral on Facebook three months ago.

The claim about the flight matches a viral Facebook post from June 1 that falsely claimed, “At least a dozen males got off the plane in Boise from Seattle, dressed head to toe in black.” The post, by an Emmett, Idaho, man, warned residents to “Be ready for attacks downtown and residential areas,” and claimed one passenger had “a tattoo that said Antifa America on his arm.”

That post was shared over 3,000 times on Facebook, and other pages from Idaho quickly added their own spin to it, like the Idaho branch of the far-right militia group 3 Percenters.

One post claimed that “Antifa has sent a plane load of their people” and that the Payette County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it. Within days, that version of the rumor picked up enough steam in Idaho Facebook groups that the Payette County Sheriff’s Office had to release a statement insisting that the viral rumor was “false information.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...ebook-n1238962

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13208368)
Is that why it's so warm here in Portland? It's the fires of the city burning for decades?

Hmmmm... that must be it! I've certainly noticed it getting warmer over the 30 years I've lived here in Portland!

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13208268)
Could somebody tell me approximately what time Trump arrives in Kenosha? I'd like to watch on CNN but I'd rather keep my blood pressure down until he's actually in town.

He's there now and on CNN. His puppy Barr is by his side.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13208394)
I'll bet you didn't notice that the protests had leveled the entire city either, like he previously claimed. You need to pay more attention.

This is a picture of me this morning as I was going to the Fred Meyer Grocery Store.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...e9d493b611.jpg

Safe-Keeper 1st September 2020 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13208479)
“At least a dozen males got off the plane in Boise from Seattle, dressed head to toe in black.”

If you don't come to the Viet Cong, the Viet Cong comes to you.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
“At least a dozen males got off the plane in Boise from Seattle, dressed head to toe in black.”
Quote:

Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper (Post 13208497)
If you don't come to the Viet Cong, the Viet Cong comes to you.

Oh, no! An army of Johnny Cash impersonators are attacking Boise!

Armitage72 1st September 2020 12:23 PM

Trump before boarding Air Force One on his way to Kenosha:

“You people, I tell ya, if we only had an honest press in this country. It would be much more advanced. But we have a very dishonest press,” he said, later adding, “The press should be ashamed of themselves. I think the press, the media is what’s fueling this, more so than even Biden, cause Biden doesn’t know he’s alive.”

pgwenthold 1st September 2020 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13208479)
Let's make it even more bizarre! He's actually repeating a completely debunked CT from last June:


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...ebook-n1238962

Seriously, he is your senile grandma forwarding loony conspiracy theories on Facebook.

pgwenthold 1st September 2020 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13208503)
Trump before boarding Air Force One on his way to Kenosha:

“You people, I tell ya, if we only had an honest press in this country. It would be much more advanced. But we have a very dishonest press,” he said, later adding, “The press should be ashamed of themselves. I think the press, the media is what’s fueling this, more so than even Biden, cause Biden doesn’t know he’s alive.”

Without disclosing it, was this in response to a question?

If so, I'm bringing it to Trump Jeopardy.

Dr. Keith 1st September 2020 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13208492)
This is a picture of me this morning as I was going to the Fred Meyer Grocery Store.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...e9d493b611.jpg

I like your choice of shoes. It shows resilience. Just because things are rough does not mean that we have to reduce ourselves to wearing vulgar footwear.

Armitage72 1st September 2020 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13208527)
Without disclosing it, was this in response to a question?

If so, I'm bringing it to Trump Jeopardy.


It was part of a general statement about the protests, following his crowing about how he saved the city with the National Guard.

""One of the reasons I’m making a trip today and going to Wisconsin is we’ve had such a big success in shutting down what would be … a city that would have been burned to the ground by now,” Trump claimed, adding, “And it all stopped immediately upon the National Guard’s arrival,” Trump said on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews ahead of his departure to Kenosha, Wisconsin"

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13208540)
I like your choice of shoes. It shows resilience. Just because things are rough does not mean that we have to reduce ourselves to wearing vulgar footwear.

Thanks. They're Ivanka's. I like to wear them when I'm picking up my dogs' poop in the back yard.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13208541)
It was part of a general statement about the protests, following his crowing about how he saved the city with the National Guard.

""One of the reasons I’m making a trip today and going to Wisconsin is we’ve had such a big success in shutting down what would be … a city that would have been burned to the ground by now,” Trump claimed, adding, “And it all stopped immediately upon the National Guard’s arrival,” Trump said on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews ahead of his departure to Kenosha, Wisconsin"

Once again implying he called in the National Guard when he had zero to do with it.

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 01:12 PM

Trump Retweeted

The White House
@WhiteHouse
US government account
"We must strictly and fully enforce our law and have no tolerance for anarchy and no tolerance-ZERO-for violence.
Anyone who breaks the law should be arrested, prosecuted, and punished."

"To the Mayor, I say whenever you're ready, let us know—we'll solve your problem of violence."

President @realDonaldTrump is participating in a community safety roundtable in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
"We're here to show our support."

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 01:13 PM

Trump Tweets

People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!

Good luck to Sean Compton, a winner at everything he does!

Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football. Would be good (great!) for everyone - Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!

Heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard for a job well done. The Violence stopped six days ago, the moment the Guard entered the picture. Thank you!

It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!

"My Administration coordinated with the state and local authorities to very, very swiftly deploy the National Guard, surge federal law enforcement to Kenosha, and stop the violence."
We are ready to do the same in any city that wants help.

President @realDonaldTrump is committed to helping Kenosha rebuild.
We will provide $1 million to Kenosha law enforcement, nearly $4 million to support the small businesses that have suffered, and over $42 million to support public safety statewide

Elagabalus 1st September 2020 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13208547)
Thanks. They're Ivanka's. I like to wear them when I'm picking up my dogs' poop in the back yard.

Is that the Grim Reaper over to the right on the bench?

Skeptic Ginger 1st September 2020 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 13208077)
...
I wonder if Ivanka or Jared ever cringe at the anti-Semitism coming from so many white supremacy advocates. Also, though Israel may back Trump, I imagine many American Jews look askance at Trump's acceptance of support from neo-Nazis. And what are Israelis to make of support from End Times evangelicals who see Israel as necessary to biblical prophecy?....

Doubt it bothers them, they probably see the white supremacists as votes for Daddy.

But I'm also reminded that Kissinger overlooked Nixon's blatant anti-Semitism.

The Atheist 1st September 2020 02:47 PM

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that two weeks is a long time in politics.

Three weeks is even longer, and this post was 3 weeks ago:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moi
Just a little nightmare scenario for you.

1 Trump will be seen as saviour by a lot of people for issuing the exec order on payment. They will see McConnell thanking Trump and blame the Dems for the delay.

2 Covid has peaked in USA, and rates will continue to fall, at least until the election. He will be smugly claiming to have been right all along.

3 The Dow & NASDAQ will set new records, thereby allowing Trump to praise himself over it.

4 Unemployment will drop by massive amounts by November, allowing him another easy victory to trumpet.

5 Biden stays doing the responsible thing, masked up at home as Trump recommences cheering rallies.

6 Four more years.

1 - ?

2 - Covid peaking.

When I suggested that, there were many posts pooh-poohing the idea.

Yet, 2 days later, the US infection rate is down 40% from its peak. Deaths, lagging, are down only 10% from its recent surge.

I'd be very surprised if it doesn't keep dropping.

3 - NASDAQ, check, Dow, very close.

4 - you can bet unemployment will be dropping sharply, simply because more places are open.

5 - check

There's also a very important new point - riots and looting driving support for Trump, with a genuinely large change in both Biden v Trump and Trump's approval rating in the past couple of days. I don't see any other reason for the change, and it's pretty likely that perceived violence on the streets drives support for authoritarianism.

6 - ...

Sleep well.

alfaniner 1st September 2020 02:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13208205)
Guess what the "secret word" is for today.
How did George Floyd die, again? Oh yeah... he was choked.

Just had to create this for Twitter.

Skeptic Ginger 1st September 2020 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13208091)
Trump begins his interview with Laura Ingraham by saying "Portland has been burning for many years, for decades it's been burning,"

YouTube Video This video is not hosted by the ISF. The ISF can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website.
I AGREE



We didn't start the fire, sorry, couldn't help it.

Skeptic Ginger 1st September 2020 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13208629)
Just had to create this for Twitter.

I know, what was up with that? At first I thought he meant the police choked people. But he was talking about police who chicken out or something and let some rounds fly.

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Atheist (Post 13208624)
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that two weeks is a long time in politics.

Three weeks is even longer, and this post was 3 weeks ago:



1 - ?

2 - Covid peaking.

When I suggested that, there were many posts pooh-poohing the idea.

Yet, 2 days later, the US infection rate is down 40% from its peak. Deaths, lagging, are down only 10% from its recent surge.

I'd be very surprised if it doesn't keep dropping.

3 - NASDAQ, check, Dow, very close.

4 - you can bet unemployment will be dropping sharply, simply because more places are open.

5 - check

There's also a very important new point - riots and looting driving support for Trump, with a genuinely large change in both Biden v Trump and Trump's approval rating in the past couple of days. I don't see any other reason for the change, and it's pretty likely that perceived violence on the streets drives support for authoritarianism.

6 - ...

Sleep well.

you are funny

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 03:01 PM

Trump Tweets

Drudge didn’t support me in 2016, and I hear he doesn’t support me now. Maybe that’s why he is doing poorly. His Fake News report on Mini-Strokes is incorrect. Possibly thinking about himself, or the other party’s “candidate”.

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 03:03 PM

Trump Tweets

Not even a “minor” one. Thank you!
Quote Tweet

Kurt Schlichter
@KurtSchlichter
Weird that the media seems super excited about unsupported allegations in some liberal hit-piece book that Trump had a minor health issue a year ago, yet it is entirely unconcerned with Biden's manifest dementia on display yesterday.
Weird timing too, huh?

Captain_Swoop 1st September 2020 03:09 PM

Trump Tweets

There has not. They are the Enemy of the People. TDS!
Quote Tweet

Saagar Enjeti
@esaagar
Not sure there's been a more dishonest news cycle in my lifetime twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Armitage72 1st September 2020 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13208556)
Trump Tweets

It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!


I'm seeing it claimed that nobody said anything about "a series of mini-strokes", until Trump himself brought it up.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13208646)
Trump Tweets

Not even a “minor” one. Thank you!
Quote Tweet

Kurt Schlichter
@KurtSchlichter
Weird that the media seems super excited about unsupported allegations in some liberal hit-piece book that Trump had a minor health issue a year ago, yet it is entirely unconcerned with Biden's manifest dementia on display yesterday.
Weird timing too, huh?

Are they SERIOUSLY trying to claim Biden's excellent speech was a sign of dementia? I feel like I'm in an episode of

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...ecb057279c.png

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13208652)
I'm seeing it claimed that nobody said anything about "a series of mini-strokes", until Trump himself brought it up.

They weren't. He's projecting again. He can't help himself.

jnelso99 1st September 2020 03:34 PM

There's probably a sexual joke in there about Trump and "mini-strokes", but I'm not smart enough to come up with one.

Skeptic Ginger 1st September 2020 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13208182)
If Tiger Woods had been there it wouldn't have happened!

Interesting that Trump uses that golf example about "choking on a short putt" given how he's famous for dragging the ball into the cup with a club from distances no other golfer would drag the ball into the cup.

His golf cheating denial is just under the surface.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnelso99 (Post 13208676)
There's probably a sexual joke in there about Trump and "mini-strokes", but I'm not smart enough to come up with one.

That's all he can manage with those teeny tiny little hands.

Lithrael 1st September 2020 04:07 PM

Something about you can’t take a long stroke off a short pier?

Craig4 1st September 2020 04:40 PM

http://www.digitaljournal.com/intern...article/577259

So I saw the Ingram interview. Um...what the **** just happened?

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13208738)
http://www.digitaljournal.com/intern...article/577259

So I saw the Ingram interview. Um...what the **** just happened?

Another example of our "stable genius" at work.

SezMe 1st September 2020 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13207758)
I do wish he had used another word, considering 90% of the population probably wouldn't know what this one means if taken out of context.

Agreed. I wish he had included the GOP in his condemnation of Trump's racism. If the Dems don't take the Senate, Biden will be severely hampered in trying to pass legislation.

Stacyhs 1st September 2020 05:22 PM

I'm watching Tim Murtaugh, Trump's mouthpiece, twisting himself into a pretzel trying to explain away his master's ridiculous "plane full of thugs" lie on Anderson Cooper's show. It's hysterical! He keeps trying to claim that it's 'OK' because 120 people arrested in Kenosha were from out of state so that somehow justifies the claim. He's also using the tactic of just continually talking over John (the host filling in for Cooper, don't know his last name) when he's called on the fallacy of that argument. What a slime ball.

ETA: First that flight was coming into Washington. Later today he claimed it was leaving DC. He can't even keep his own lies straight.


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