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Mojo 22nd September 2020 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232300)
Trump Tweets

Great news. It will show how incompetent she is!
Quote Tweet

ABC News
@ABC
Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court pick. https://abcn.ws/2ZUGURS


Dunning-Kruger strikes again.

Mumbles 22nd September 2020 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231601)
"We have F-35s that you can't see," Trump says, seemingly still confused about the fact that stealth planes aren't literally invisible

"It's hydrosonic. I call it super-duper."

it flies using water-powered sound. Or maybe he just overheard someone talking about their toothbrush. Either way.

And yes, I imagine he would call it "super duper". I can also see generals and advisers repeatedly asking him not to call it that, only to facepalm when he does so anyway.

And yes, you can see the F-35. Yes, I mean using RADAR, though should be more difficult to do so than with a conventional plane of similar size. Again, it's not like Wonder Woman's invisible jet.

Armitage72 22nd September 2020 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumbles (Post 13232335)
And yes, I imagine he would call it "super duper". I can also see generals and advisers repeatedly asking him not to call it that, only to facepalm when he does so anyway.


It's consistent with his statement in May that the military was developing a "super duper missile". With a limited vocabulary and a child-like mentality, similar situations are going to result in similar superlatives.

Mumbles 22nd September 2020 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13232198)
They believe both. They think liberals are panzie, tree-hugging, pacifist wimps that are violent, dangerous and to be feared.

In line with the weak and child-like negro slave that "we" need to create armed patrols to suppress in case they rebel, and the pathetic Jews who somehow control all the levers of power and want to destroy the pure white...uh, I mean German people for some reason.

Mikemcc 22nd September 2020 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13231619)
Does he think they have Cloaks of Invisibility?

The unit I was in was responsible for our short-range air defense kit (Rapier FSC) tracking the B2 at RIAT at Fairford. The excrement really hit the fan when BAe gave the tape to the news. The USAF spokesman said it wasn't in 'stealth mode'. We just wet ourselves when we heard that.

The truth is that it was tootling along a few hundred feet above the centreline of the runway, well below it's normal mission altitude. We couldn't use the radar as the system was too close to the runway (for some reason pilots don't like radars inadvertantly detonating the det cord used to break up the canopies when they eject), so we used a bit of kit called a pointing stick. It is literally what it says, a stick with a trigger, press the trigger and it slaves the trackers to it. We then used thermal auto tracking to follow the B2. Whatever you do you can't hide the skin temperature of a flying aircraft. Both sides cheated, but their excuse was laughable.

thaiboxerken 22nd September 2020 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumbles (Post 13232353)
In line with the weak and child-like negro slave that "we" need to create armed patrols to suppress in case they rebel, and the pathetic Jews who somehow control all the levers of power and want to destroy the pure white...uh, I mean German people for some reason.

And the lazy Mexicans that are taking all 'er jerbs!!

Mojo 22nd September 2020 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13232451)
And the lazy Mexicans that are taking all 'er jerbs!!


It must be so upsetting for them to be outcompeted by someone who is inferior. ;)

Giordano 22nd September 2020 12:03 PM

What’s with it that every time Trump makes up a quote about someone talking to him he has to start the quote with, “Sir...” Just a pathological need for butt kissing.

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13231909)
I didn't know what thread to put this in but I thought this might do. Interesting true story about the 'wonderful' and efficient U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
My SIL's brother was born in Germany to a German mother and US born citizen father who was serving in the US Army back in the late 1950's. They were legally married. He was raised in the US. He gave up his automatic dual German citizenship to serve in the US Coast Guard. A few years ago he moved to Thailand. Just before coming back to the US last March, he had his wallet pick pocketed. Upon landing in Seattle, his passport and all his papers were confiscated and he was told he was not a US citizen. His birth certificate was in German because he was not born in a military base hospital.

He was assigned a case worker who couldn't care less that he was obviously an American had lived here since a small child and had a (deceased) American father who was undoubtedly a US citizen. She told him he had no right to have served in the Coast Guard. He was about to be deported to God knows where (they wouldn't tell him) when he was given another case worker who was able to obtain the proof that he was a US citizen. Chilling to think he could have been deported with no money and no paper work to some third world country because of some idiot ICE worker who didn't give a damn.

This is the right thread. There is only one person responsible for the attitude of border patrol and ICE agents.

Safe-Keeper 22nd September 2020 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 13232485)
It must be so upsetting for them to be outcompeted by someone who is inferior. ;)

The recurring theme among people terrified of blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, liberals, refugees, or immigrants in general seems to be strength in numbers. Muslims, Mexicans, refugee caravans, it's some sort of modern barbarian invasion. The modern, noble society versus the masses of primitive Gauls/Mongols/Mexican families/Middle Eastern refugees/wildlings/Ewoks. When their numbers reach a certain point, civilization is doomed.

Dr. Keith 22nd September 2020 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13232489)
What’s with it that every time Trump makes up a quote about someone talking to him he has to start the quote with, “Sir...” Just a pathological need for butt kissing.

It's not his fault that everyone refers to him as "sir", even the voices in his head.

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231987)
Trump Retweeted

Rep. Jim Jordan
@Jim_Jordan
Looks like James Comey and Hillary Clinton aren’t the only people who should be in jail.
Quote Tweet

Elizabeth MacDonald
@LizMacDonaldFOX
Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Book - The New York Times https://nytimes.com/2020/09/15/us/po...stigation.html

A SLAPP suit no doubt.

"Hey Trump, it's too late."

Oh wait, he just wants revenge.

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Aridas (Post 13232022)
Well... looks like Barr's officially designated Seattle, Portland, and NYC as "anarchist" jurisdictions.

Sure looks like an openly political move to me and is quite worth derision. Beyond that, though, this seems to be the result of...



Utterly and completely unacceptable. Unfortunately, the Trump Presidency seems like it's been one long onslaught of the utterly and completely unacceptable.

How did NY get in there?

I think this is another publicity stunt, a twofur:

1) Makes his cult followers believe those 3 cities are burning with rioters

2) Makes him feel like a big man threatening those bastions of Biden voters.

Mojo 22nd September 2020 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13232489)
What’s with it that every time Trump makes up a quote about someone talking to him he has to start the quote with, “Sir...”


Well, it sounds so much better than, “You ******* eejit...”

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 01:07 PM

Kayleigh McEnany tweets
@PressSec
US government account
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has threatened to use impeachment to undo the Constitution, particularly Article II, Section II.
That is shameful but unsurprising from the Speaker!

Once again, Democrat leaders have made their radical disregard for the U.S. Constitution crystal clear.

Mojo 22nd September 2020 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232571)
Kayleigh McEnany tweets
@PressSec
US government account
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has threatened to use impeachment to undo the Constitution, particularly Article II, Section II.
That is shameful but unsurprising from the Speaker!

Once again, Democrat leaders have made their radical disregard for the U.S. Constitution crystal clear.


***COUGH***First amendment***COUGH***

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 01:13 PM

CBS Evening News
@CBSEveningNews
@VP Mike Pence tells @NorahODonnell that “in the days ahead” Pres. Trump could use “executive branch authority” to take action on health care “to make it clear to every American that those that are facing preexisting condition will not be denied coverage.”

rdaneel 22nd September 2020 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232571)
Kayleigh McEnany tweets
@PressSec
US government account
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has threatened to use impeachment to undo the Constitution, particularly Article II, Section II.
That is shameful but unsurprising from the Speaker!

Once again, Democrat leaders have made their radical disregard for the U.S. Constitution crystal clear.

Does someone need to explain to her that impeachment is also part of the U.S. Constitution?

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Armitage72 22nd September 2020 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232582)
CBS Evening News
@CBSEveningNews
@VP Mike Pence tells @NorahODonnell that “in the days ahead” Pres. Trump could use “executive branch authority” to take action on health care “to make it clear to every American that those that are facing preexisting condition will not be denied coverage.”


"In the days ahead" = "two weeks", like everything else.

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 01:29 PM

Aren't pre-existing conditions already protected?

Planigale 22nd September 2020 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikemcc (Post 13232409)
The unit I was in was responsible for our short-range air defense kit (Rapier FSC) tracking the B2 at RIAT at Fairford. The excrement really hit the fan when BAe gave the tape to the news. The USAF spokesman said it wasn't in 'stealth mode'. We just wet ourselves when we heard that.

The truth is that it was tootling along a few hundred feet above the centreline of the runway, well below it's normal mission altitude. We couldn't use the radar as the system was too close to the runway (for some reason pilots don't like radars inadvertantly detonating the det cord used to break up the canopies when they eject), so we used a bit of kit called a pointing stick. It is literally what it says, a stick with a trigger, press the trigger and it slaves the trackers to it. We then used thermal auto tracking to follow the B2. Whatever you do you can't hide the skin temperature of a flying aircraft. Both sides cheated, but their excuse was laughable.

This reminds of a story (no doubt embroidered), about Concords being used to simulate Russian bombers in NATO exercises. The concord pilots were mostly ex-RAF and did not serenely fly into USAF arms. In the version I heard transiently switching off the transponder and the fact that delta winged aircraft are naturally fairly stealthy meant that the USAF failed to intercept any concord on a bombing mission. (Also the concord could fly higher and faster than any US interceptor.)

I am sure posters here know far more than I do, so I am happy to be told this is nonsense. Just do it nicely!

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 01:47 PM

I need to apologise to Trump for my thoughts when I saw #Shes12 trending.
Then I remembered, Katie Johnson was 13.

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Planigale (Post 13232631)
This reminds of a story (no doubt embroidered), about Concords being used to simulate Russian bombers in NATO exercises. The concord pilots were mostly ex-RAF and did not serenely fly into USAF arms. In the version I heard transiently switching off the transponder and the fact that delta winged aircraft are naturally fairly stealthy meant that the USAF failed to intercept any concord on a bombing mission. (Also the concord could fly higher and faster than any US interceptor.)

I am sure posters here know far more than I do, so I am happy to be told this is nonsense. Just do it nicely!

Sorry, never happened, what you have posted is not true at all.

Looks like typical anti US make believe.

Mumbles 22nd September 2020 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232608)
Aren't pre-existing conditions already protected?

The trick is that, while he signed a likely toothless order saying they had to "provide coverage", he didn't put any sort of controls for monthly payments, copays, lifetime caps, rescissions or much of anything else. IOW, people with preexisting conditions will get garbage insurance or go without, if the ACA is tossed out.

Ladewig 22nd September 2020 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232608)
Aren't pre-existing conditions already protected?

Yes, but the a Trump Administration was trying to gut that provision. EventuallyPOTUS figured out how popular the regulation was so his professed philosophy became “the Democrats want to take away pre-existing protections, but I won’t let them.”

Will we ever get out of the rabbit hole?

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232571)
Kayleigh McEnany tweets
@PressSec
US government account
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has threatened to use impeachment to undo the Constitution, particularly Article II, Section II.
That is shameful but unsurprising from the Speaker!

Once again, Democrat leaders have made their radical disregard for the U.S. Constitution crystal clear.

So if the Democrats use technical but valid means of affecting the SCOTUS make up, that's shameful but if McConnell does it, that's his prerogative. :rolleyes:

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232582)
CBS Evening News
@CBSEveningNews
@VP Mike Pence tells @NorahODonnell that “in the days ahead” Pres. Trump could use “executive branch authority” to take action on health care “to make it clear to every American that those that are facing preexisting condition will not be denied coverage.”

I hope she answered, sure but at what cost? Is Trump going to divert money from his wall to health care. :rolleyes:

Skeptic Ginger 22nd September 2020 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13232596)
"In the days ahead" = "two weeks", like everything else.

I thought Trump already wrote an EO on the matter. Maybe he needs to remind the voters? :rolleyes:

pgwenthold 22nd September 2020 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232582)
CBS Evening News
@CBSEveningNews
@VP Mike Pence tells @NorahODonnell that “in the days ahead” Pres. Trump could use “executive branch authority” to take action on health care “to make it clear to every American that those that are facing preexisting condition will not be denied coverage.”

Um, that is the law at the moment, right?

Why does he need an executive order to say "we will follow the law as established by the ACA"?

slyjoe 22nd September 2020 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13232700)
Um, that is the law at the moment, right?

Why does he need an executive order to say "we will follow the law as established by the ACA"?

So he doesn't have to address the issue that his administration is currently siding with a case heading to the SC that attempts to repeal Obamacare.

turingtest 22nd September 2020 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13232700)
Um, that is the law at the moment, right?

Why does he need an executive order to say "we will follow the law as established by the ACA"?

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyjoe (Post 13232721)
So he doesn't have to address the issue that his administration is currently siding with a case heading to the SC that attempts to repeal Obamacare.

You know how, when someone says "Jesus saves," and you ask "saves you from what?" and the answer is "from what he'll do to you if you don't let him save you"? It's something like that- Trump will save your healthcare coverage from the threat of what he and his party are trying to do to it. Trump will be The Saviour, even when he's the only danger you need to be saved from. It's the perfect racket for him- after all, a lot of the people who are (for some reason) his most gape-jawed adorers are the same sort of people who have been falling for it for 2000 years.

Bob001 22nd September 2020 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232634)
Sorry, never happened, what you have posted is not true at all.

Looks like typical anti US make believe.


There apparently is an alternative history game that involves the Brits converting Concordes to bombers. A game.
https://thempirestwilight.fandom.com...r_(_Bombcorde_)
https://thempirestwilight.fandom.com..._Twilight_Wiki

Ladewig 22nd September 2020 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13232700)
Um, that is the law at the moment, right?

Why does he need an executive order to say "we will follow the law as established by the ACA"?

Why?
Because “ we will follow the law as established by the ACA" won’t even make it to page 10, and Donny The Grifter Trump is a front-page kind of guy.

Aridas 22nd September 2020 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13232192)
He thinks stealth mode is accurately portrayed in Marvel movies. He also thinks that Hydra are the good guys.

His campaign is like a Death Star, according to them.
Now we've got Attila the Hun being treated as a good guy.
For the fun of it...
20 Years Ago, Republican Senators ‘All Went Nuts’ for the Xenophobic ‘X-Men’ Villain
The actor behind the villainous Senator Robert Kelly tells all about real Congress members loving his character.


It might say something when Republican leaders seem to really like very evil people.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13232198)
They believe both. They think liberals are panzie, tree-hugging, pacifist wimps that are violent, dangerous and to be feared.

Usually, the specifics depend on what end they want to arrive at, I think.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumbles (Post 13232353)
In line with the weak and child-like negro slave that "we" need to create armed patrols to suppress in case they rebel, and the pathetic Jews who somehow control all the levers of power and want to destroy the pure white...uh, I mean German people for some reason.

Somehow? It's because the Jews are genetically intellectually superior, of course, and have an inborn tendency towards being crafty and insidious plotters. That's why they need to be gotten rid of.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13232503)
This is the right thread. There is only one person responsible for the attitude of border patrol and ICE agents.

Sadly, no. I'm rather sure that ICE's behavior has been quite problematic for a long time. Trump and his Administration's influence has been quite notable, but not definitive. They've helped bring out the worst in ICE and make it dominant in a bunch of ways, sure, though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13232523)
How did NY get in there?

I think this is another publicity stunt, a twofur:

1) Makes his cult followers believe those 3 cities are burning with rioters

2) Makes him feel like a big man threatening those bastions of Biden voters.

Trump wanted it there. Also, it's more than that, I'd say.

To poke at two of the other things that are pretty much a given, though...

3) Intentionally working to hurt Democratic leaning areas and then blaming the Democrats for any problems that result as an attempt to gain political advantage is pretty much a standard Republican tactic now.

4) It also adds to the general chaos of things and, especially for those who aren't politically involved, Democrats calling out Republicans for what the Republicans actually are doing triggers disbelief and may reduce involvement because of the unpleasant confusion and negativity that inevitably becomes more and more associated with politics.

Ladewig 22nd September 2020 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turingtest (Post 13232808)
You know how, when someone says "Jesus saves," and you ask "saves you from what?" and the answer is "from what he'll do to you if you don't let him save you"? It's something like that- Trump will save your healthcare coverage from the threat of what he and his party are trying to do to it. Trump will be The Saviour, even when he's the only danger you need to be saved from. It's the perfect racket for him- after all, a lot of the people who are (for some reason) his most gape-jawed adorers are the same sort of people who have been falling for it for 2000 years.

A great number of the folks falling for it have noticed DJT’s words, actions, and decisions and look for a way to console themselves. The most common method is to tell everyone “God sent Donald Trump to us in order to change the direction of the United States of America.”

And that right there is the one thing the always-Trumpers and never-Trumpers agree on: DJ Trump is changing the direction of America.

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 05:00 PM

Trump Tweets

A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I've expanded that ban to people and companies that do business...

...with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 05:07 PM

Tonight's rally

Trump fans chant "lock them up!" about the Mueller investigators. Trump then suggests the State Department is protecting Hillary Clinton by hiding her emails

"I mean, honestly, what the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he's gonna cover it up?"
Trump mocks Joe Biden for having social distancing at his events and wearing a mask

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 05:09 PM

Trump Says
"By the way, our opponents, they don't want petroleum products. They want wind. Let's open up wind. Let's have some wind & every once in a while the wind will blow & you will produce a couple of things & then you can close down your plant for the rest of the season."

Stacyhs 22nd September 2020 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13232839)
Trump Tweets

A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I've expanded that ban to people and companies that do business...

...with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!

The best way to take PRIDE in this country again is to get rid of the vile piece of excrement that resides in the WH at the moment.

Captain_Swoop 22nd September 2020 05:11 PM

It's the booing and dissing congresswomen of color portion of Trump's speech

“She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?” Trump says as he attacks Ilhan Omar,


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