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Captain_Swoop 1st October 2020 03:27 PM

Trump Retweeted

Greg Kelly
@gregkellyusa
White House Correspondents, 9 out of 10 of them, are shallow and silly—-with Zero historical sense. They are outclassed in every way (especially intellectually) by this @PressSec⁩, @kayleighmcenany⁩, another stunning performance today: 10/1/20

Captain_Swoop 1st October 2020 03:31 PM

Trump Retweeted

Buck Sexton
@BuckSexton
It’s obvious that the media’s plan is to bury us all in an avalanche of lies and lunatic conspiracy theories in the hopes that Americans don’t notice they’re running a phony and a mediocrity for the presidency

Ned Ryun
@nedryun
"The riots were never a popular uprising; rather, they were always the work of elite Democrats: That is, state and local Democratic officials who permitted, even egged on, the rioting; the Democratic media which looked the other way."

Captain_Swoop 1st October 2020 04:23 PM

I love the smell of Trumps fear in the afternoon, it's the smell of victory.

Stacyhs 1st October 2020 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13244023)
I love the smell of Trumps fear in the afternoon, it's the smell of victory.

That's the smell of his wet Depends.

Aridas 1st October 2020 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13243253)
There is an argument I find somewhat (not completely but somewhat) comforting.

The "Right" will not engage in a mass uprising if Trump loses because evolutions/uprisings happen when a people are truly desperate. The "Right" is not truly desperate. They can go on about how there way of life is ending and that all is lost if the Democrats get in power but then they go home to their houses and sleep in their warm comfortable beds and watch TV. People don't go all Red Dawn when they do that.

David Wong (yeah, yeah I'm bringing him up again) mentioned that when he was growing up his family belong to a church where every Sunday the pastor would go on and on about how any day now the "Evil Godless Liberals" would round up all the good God fearing real Americans and everyone nodded and agreed... and then when church let out they didn't go out and buy ammo and prepare for widespread guerilla warfare, they to the Old Country Buffet for lunch and then went home to watch the Bears game.

Indeed. This is fairly similar to the "race war" push by the Boogaloo crowd. There's just no real appetite for it in the general public - rather, it's more reasonable to expect a bunch of domestic terrorism to be incited by a tiny minority.

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13243418)
Fox is clearly looking for a way to abandon the USS Trump.
They seem to have gotten the marching orders to draw the line at White Supremacy.

Ehh... Highly doubtful, on both points. Fox is more likely to be momentarily distancing themselves, at best, while they listen to the way the wind's going. As for drawing the line at White Supremacy? Pfft. Fox may balk at open endorsing of White Supremacy, but mainly because they've been working for a long time to create and prop up at least a thin veneer of plausible deniability for much of the right to grasp onto while feeding it at various levels.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13243638)
You don't really think that Paul Ryan left the House to spend more time with his family do you? He left to take a job on the board at Fox News so he could wait for Trump in the tall grass.

I'd be more inclined to think that Paul Ryan took a step back after horrible polling and advice that it would be smarter for him to just step down then if he wanted to become President later. I don't see it as all that likely that he's specifically working to ambush Trump with Fox News, honestly.

newyorkguy 1st October 2020 04:41 PM

Funny thing about the debate performance, former staffers have said, "That was the real donald trump you saw." The one they had to deal with. They say, for starters, when trump arrives in the West Wing he is usually in a foul mood. As in the debate, he talks over everyone at staff meetings, refuses to listen to anything he doesn't already agree with. The reason why a former staffer said, "You have no idea how difficult it is to tell president trump something he doesn't want to hear. He just refuses to listen."

Look at the list of people who worked for him and then quit. The only people who speak well of him are people who are still on his payroll.

Skeptic Ginger 1st October 2020 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13243927)
Trump Retweeted

David J Harris Jr
@DavidJHarrisJr
These are her own constituents.
Trump Supporters at Minnesota Rally Chant ‘Lock Her Up!’ When Trump Mentions Ilhan Omar
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's supporters started a "lock her up" chant about Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the president warned of the dangers of allowing refugees to resettle in Minnesota.
djhjmedia.com

Anyone else tired of the lies?
Chris Wallace of @foxnewssunday should be ashamed of himself!
RT so America knows the truth!
#TrumpIsARacist my ass!

An ethnic minority and a woman, a twofur.

I did some more looking into the O'Keefe video, it's a fake as an eight dollar bill.

Sahan Journal: How did an August primary election in Minneapolis turn into a national right-wing disinformation campaign against absentee ballots?
Quote:

Allegations of voter fraud in Minneapolis took right-wing media by storm Sunday night. They stem from a report by Project Veritas, a video sting operation led by Republican provocateur James O’Keefe.

Project Veritas’ latest stunt exposé accuses Ilhan Omar’s campaign of “ballot harvesting”: a mail-in ballot practice—often legal—that occurs when a third party collects election ballots from voters and submits them to election judges. Various anonymous sources describe collecting ballots from elders in the local Somali community during August’s primary election.

The report, which is clouded with muddled and unsubstantiated information, ....
You can read the details at the site if you're interested in your own opinion. Don't let my POV distort your POV. But the scam is pretty transparent.

Of course Trump voters don't care so push back on this if/when you can.

Aridas 1st October 2020 04:57 PM

Ahh. Just to to poke at the Proud Boys -

This is fairly certainly something that everyone should watch to understand them a little better, given their leader's words.

Warning, it's not pretty.

Stacyhs 1st October 2020 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Aridas (Post 13244060)

Fake news. I'm sure it's a doctored video. :rolleyes:

Segnosaur 1st October 2020 06:48 PM

I feel an overwhelming sense of sympathy.....

Nope, wait a second. It was just gas.

From: CBC
Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump's closest aides, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
...
Hicks travelled with the president multiple times this week, including on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for a Minnesota rally Wednesday, and aboard Air Force One to Tuesday night's first presidential debate.


Hard to have any sympathy for people responsible for helping Stubby McBonespurs win elections, considering the number of people who have died because of their actions.

(I debated whether I should put this in the Covid19 thread, but I put it here because of the close association between Trump and Hicks.)

Stacyhs 1st October 2020 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13244148)
I feel an overwhelming sense of sympathy.....

Nope, wait a second. It was just gas.

From: CBC
Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump's closest aides, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
...
Hicks travelled with the president multiple times this week, including on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for a Minnesota rally Wednesday, and aboard Air Force One to Tuesday night's first presidential debate.


Hard to have any sympathy for people responsible for helping Stubby McBonespurs win elections, considering the number of people who have died because of their actions.

(I debated whether I should put this in the Covid19 thread, but I put it here because of the close association between Trump and Hicks.)

Dare I say it? I hope she's having an affair with him.

acbytesla 1st October 2020 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13244149)
Dare I say it? I hope she's having an affair with him.

Wouldn't it be interesting to see Trump come down with COVID in the next few days? Wonder how that would affect the election?

Stacyhs 1st October 2020 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244151)
Wouldn't it be interesting to see Trump come down with COVID in the next few days? Wonder how that would affect the election?

I would never wish Covid on anyone. I'd make an exception for Trump.

Segnosaur 1st October 2020 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13244155)
I would never wish Covid on anyone. I'd make an exception for Trump.

What about Moscow Mitch? What about the army of Trump enablers in congress and his administration? Steven Miller? Steve Bannon? Trump is only able to do the things he does because people in the GOP let him.

acbytesla 1st October 2020 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13244155)
I would never wish Covid on anyone. I'd make an exception for Trump.

200,000 plus people have died because of that SOB. Maybe a wakeup call would have an effect.

Norman Alexander 1st October 2020 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244159)
200,000 plus people have died because of that SOB. Maybe a wakeup call would have an effect. What's one more, then? It is what it is.

Helping.

alfaniner 1st October 2020 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244151)
Wouldn't it be interesting to see Trump come down with COVID in the next few days? Wonder how that would affect the election?

If he dies from it? Quite a bit, I'd think.

wasapi 1st October 2020 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244151)
Wouldn't it be interesting to see Trump come down with COVID in the next few days? Wonder how that would affect the election?

I feel that way, and have .said it before, but it seems that he is at high risk

acbytesla 1st October 2020 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13244176)
If he dies from it? Quite a bit, I'd think.

Certainly. But what if Trump is hospitalized two weeks from now? What does that do to the election?

alfaniner 1st October 2020 07:46 PM

You know what? It's taken a very short time, but I am willing to entertain the possibility that it's all BS -- a constructed distraction from the disastrous debate. The POTUS and FLOTUS are now self-quarantining, according to reports.

At this point I don't think it's remotely a conspiracy theory -- in fact I think it's quite likely. Goes to body of work.

acbytesla 1st October 2020 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13244180)
You know what? It's taken a very short time, but I am willing to entertain the possibility that it's all BS -- a constructed distraction from the disastrous debate. The POTUS and FLOTUS are now self-quarantining, according to reports.

At this point I don't think it's remotely a conspiracy theory -- in fact I think it's quite likely. Goes to body of work.

Is it Trump's way of avoiding another debate?

Beelzebuddy 1st October 2020 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244183)
Is it Trump's way of avoiding another debate?

It's fine, there's mute buttons on Zoom too.

Venom 1st October 2020 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13244180)
You know what? It's taken a very short time, but I am willing to entertain the possibility that it's all BS -- a constructed distraction from the disastrous debate. The POTUS and FLOTUS are now self-quarantining, according to reports.

At this point I don't think it's remotely a conspiracy theory -- in fact I think it's quite likely. Goes to body of work.

I don't see it that way it all. It's a coincidence. Hope Hicks was found to have been exposed to COVID-19. Quarantine the president and first lady just to be safe.

Horatius 1st October 2020 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244179)
Certainly. But what if Trump is hospitalized two weeks from now? What does that do to the election?


Well, it will certainly be less shouty.

acbytesla 1st October 2020 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Venom (Post 13244187)
I don't see it that way it all. It's a coincidence. Hope Hicks was found to have been exposed to COVID-19. Quarantine the president and first lady just to be safe.

Sure. But I thought COVID was a hoax?

Ladewig 1st October 2020 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13244180)
You know what? It's taken a very short time, but I am willing to entertain the possibility that it's all BS -- a constructed distraction from the disastrous debate. The POTUS and FLOTUS are now self-quarantining, according to reports.

At this point I don't think it's remotely a conspiracy theory -- in fact I think it's quite likely. Goes to body of work.

Another plus in the conspiracy-theory theory is that she can quickly “recover” so that Team Trump can point out how harmless it is.

The Atheist 1st October 2020 08:13 PM

Nice of Trump to show whether pre-symptomatic transmission is a thing or not.

It's suspected, but not yet proven.

Plus, he's been on HCQ, so he won't be worried at all.

The Great Zaganza 1st October 2020 08:14 PM

So Trump and his entourage might have passed it to others during the debate?

The Atheist 1st October 2020 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aridas (Post 13244060)

Just good, patriotic Americans. I can see that. Even Ann Coulter likes them and she's a good christian virgin. She may give birth to Jesus 2.0 one of these days.

Venom 1st October 2020 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13244210)
So Trump and his entourage might have passed it to others during the debate?

The risk is minimal.

shemp 1st October 2020 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13243866)
As we get closer to the election, I suspect his lies will get even bigger, until we get to the biggest one of all, bar none. Come November 2, the last thing we'll hear will be something like "...And I'll see to it that every single person in the United States gets a million dollars! It's true! Vote for me, your favorite President, Donald Trump!

I want a unicorn too!

shemp 1st October 2020 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13244179)
Certainly. But what if Trump is hospitalized two weeks from now? What does that do to the election?

Nothing. Horace Greeley's death didn't stop the presidential election of 1872. (Greeley died after the popular vote but before the Electoral College vote. He lost in a landslide anyway.)

alfaniner 1st October 2020 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13244195)
Another plus in the conspiracy-theory theory is that she can quickly “recover” so that Team Trump can point out how harmless it is.

My thought, too. Although the word is that she is symptomatic (and I don't wish particular ill for her), I don't necessarily believe it. Will it be a "miracle" recovery? This administration will do anything -- anything -- to increase the possibility of an election win.

I will be very surprised if The PDJT's self-quarantine makes it past noon tomorrow, regardless of his test results. Even if he tested negative, he should still be in quarantine for 14 days.

lionking 1st October 2020 09:44 PM

How about this. He is the first to try the new, secretly approved vaccine, he is now fully recovered and cleared from quarantine within 5 days. Trump has defeated Covid, and now so will the rest of the USA.

Norman Alexander 1st October 2020 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lionking (Post 13244255)
How about this. He is the first to try the new, secretly approved vaccine, he is now fully recovered and cleared from quarantine within 5 days. Trump has defeated Covid, and now so will the rest of the USA.

Except that if Vampire Pence gets it too and has to quarantine, Pelosi gets to be president for the interim. And she can order all sorts of changes to reduce or eliminate the electoral obstruction the Trump team have been desperately erecting.

But most of all, I would like to see her sack all the White House staff and cabinet secretaries who are rabid Trump sycophants. Bye, Miller! Bye, Betsy! ;)

Ladewig 1st October 2020 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13243866)
As we get closer to the election, I suspect his lies will get even bigger, until we get to the biggest one of all, bar none. Come November 2, the last thing we'll hear will be something like "...And I'll see to it that every single person in the United States gets a million dollars! It's true! Vote for me, your favorite President, Donald Trump!

I was thinking more “the doctors say my blood naturally produces COVID antibodies so they will be able to synthesize a vaccine from my blood. Of course I’d be more inclined to donate this life-saving blood if I were president.”


And we shouldn’t rule out “Say, that’s a beautiful little country you got there. It’d be a shame if anything happened to it in the next ten weeks. Many people are saying that terrible things happen to countries every year.”

Stacyhs 1st October 2020 10:17 PM

Well, well, well.....Trump has tested positive for Covid. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

slyjoe 1st October 2020 10:17 PM

Donald and Melania just tested positive. Threesome?

The Great Zaganza 1st October 2020 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyjoe (Post 13244290)
Donald and Melania just tested positive. Threesome?

Doubt it.
Melania won't share a bed with him.

My guess is both had a fling with Hicks separately.

Ladewig 1st October 2020 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13243866)
As we get closer to the election, I suspect his lies will get even bigger, until we get to the biggest one of all, bar none. Come November 2, the last thing we'll hear will be something like "...And I'll see to it that every single person in the United States gets a million dollars! It's true! Vote for me, your favorite President, Donald Trump!

No. His base doesn’t want to hear that.
He will have to say “Every hard-working American (wink, wink) will get a million dollars.” After all the Always-Trumpers don’t want everyone to have a million dollars - that money should be given to just the right people.


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