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Captain_Swoop 13th September 2020 09:07 AM

Trump Tweets

Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!

Firestone 13th September 2020 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 13221893)

From that article:
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The long-time Republican dirty trickster, who has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, offered the startling advice on Thursday, in a call to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s Infowars online show.
2010 Infowars: Obama wants to do martial law.

2020 Infowars: Trump should do martial law.

(https://twitter.com/charliearchy/sta...43192848670720)

Would be funny if it wasn't scary.

Armitage72 13th September 2020 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221927)
Trump Tweets

Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!


An endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, not an award from Miami Cubans in general. He's used this lie before.

Quote:

He said that, before the 2016 election, Cubans in Miami "gave me the Bay of Pigs award. Can you imagine, right? The Bay of Pigs award." Trump got an endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, not an award. The endorsement was unprecedented from the association, so Trump could fairly boast about it. But still, an award and an endorsement are different things. (Trump claimed in August to have received an award from the Log Cabin Republicans, which told CNN it gave him an endorsement but not an award.)

Craig4 13th September 2020 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221925)
On the West Coast wildfires
"It is about forest management. Please remember the words, very simple, forest management."

The vast, vast majority of fires on the West Coast started on land managed by either the Forest Service or the BLM. The fires in LA county are mostly urban interface fires, not forest fires.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13221936)
The vast, vast majority of fires on the West Coast started on land managed by either the Forest Service or the BLM. The fires in LA county are mostly urban interface fires, not forest fires.

Wait a minute... Black Lives Matter... Bureau of Land Management... *Gasp* It all makes sense now!

*Whispers* We're through the looking glass here people...

Captain_Swoop 13th September 2020 09:54 AM

Chuck Todd asks Ronna McDaniel how this isn't a failure of the U.S.?

McDaniel: "Well, if Joe Biden was president--"

Todd: "But Joe Biden isn't the president."

McDaniel: "He was running for president... and I don't think this should be laid at the feet of Pres. Trump."

Delphic Oracle 13th September 2020 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221958)
Chuck Todd asks Ronna McDaniel how this isn't a failure of the U.S.?

McDaniel: "Well, if Joe Biden was president--"

Todd: "But Joe Biden isn't the president."

McDaniel: "He was running for president... and I don't think this should be laid at the feet of Pres. Trump."

“He was running for president, and he had the same data and the same information. And while Democrats were trying to impeach this president, this president was taking decisive action. So I think it’s disgusting to take a crisis in our country and try and lay it at the feet of the president.”

That's the full quote.

It's "disgusting" to expect a leader to take responsibility.

This is the quintessentially American response to any kind of criticism, pushback, or just being given a disappointing answer to a question. Find a way to be the biggest victim ever.

johnny karate 13th September 2020 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221958)
Chuck Todd asks Ronna McDaniel how this isn't a failure of the U.S.?

McDaniel: "Well, if Joe Biden was president--"

Todd: "But Joe Biden isn't the president."

McDaniel: "He was running for president... and I don't think this should be laid at the feet of Pres. Trump."

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 13221965)
“He was running for president, and he had the same data and the same information. And while Democrats were trying to impeach this president, this president was taking decisive action. So I think it’s disgusting to take a crisis in our country and try and lay it at the feet of the president.”

That's the full quote.

It's "disgusting" to expect a leader to take responsibility.

This is the quintessentially American response to any kind of criticism, pushback, or just being given a disappointing answer to a question. Find a way to be the biggest victim ever.

I’m just imagining how this scenario would play out in the workplace.

“It’s not my fault! Blame the person you interviewed for the job but didn’t actually hire!”.

Something to keep in your back pocket for anyone who works for a Trump supporter.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 10:12 AM

The impeachment was... well it was over before it started but it was officially over in February 5th.

COVID had only been in the states for a couple of weeks at that point. Even if Trump needed to cry over a carton of Ben and Jerry's for a solid week to get over how mean the Democrats had been to him he could had reacted before it turned into a full outbreak.

But again this is all a red herring because Trump's supporters don't care how well he handled COVID. Trump was not elected to make things better.

The Great Zaganza 13th September 2020 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13221971)
The impeachment was... well it was over before it started but it was officially over in February 5th.

COVID had only been in the states for a couple of weeks at that point. Even if Trump needed to cry over a carton of Ben and Jerry's for a solid week to get over how mean the Democrats had been to him he could had reacted before it turned into a full outbreak.

But again this is all a red herring because Trump's supporters don't care how well he handled COVID. Trump was not elected to make things better.

As far as Democrats was concerned, it was over before January.
What came after was the Senate Trial.
So if Trump wants to blame anyone, he should blame Mitch.

shemp 13th September 2020 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13221924)
One thing the Trump "Presidency" should have highlighted to legal scholars and Congress is the need to clarify the entire concept of martial law. It is not mentioned in our The Constitution and there's a smorgasbord of SCOTUS precedent to choose from on it.

There is clear guidance from two cases from Hawaii in WWII that US citizens, in the US cannot be put in military proceedings while the civilian courts are still open and functioning. Unfortunately, it's unclear if there are any circumstances where a US citizen can be put in front of a military tribunal in the US.

https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/...80&context=ylj

There's not even any agreement on if the term "martial law" is legally meaningful. If it is meaningful, it's not clear the president has the authority to declare it. A decision by SCOTUS during the Korean War says only Congress has the authority. Sadly, most of the main constitutional questions on these cases were never ruled on because they were moot by the time the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court.

After Trump's flirtation with the Insurrection Act, it seems clear Congress needs to get to work next year on clarifying this.

Assuming that all the Democratic congresspeople aren't locked up at Gitmo. Or dead.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13221987)
Assuming that all the Democratic congresspeople aren't locked up at Gitmo. Or dead.

What Democratic Congresspeople? Congress has always been 100% Republican. It's always been that way. Republicans have been the only party in America for decades now, don't you remember?

shemp 13th September 2020 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13221989)
What Democratic Congresspeople? Congress has always been 100% Republican. It's always been that way. Republicans have been the only party in America for decades now, don't you remember?

Not sure if this is an incisive comment, an attempt at humor, or a real-life example of the Mandela Effect.

Trebuchet 13th September 2020 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 13221897)
Well, yes, I’d figured that much out, but what is the benefit of being allowed to “use the 10% Pumps for the 15% BLEND”? What does it mean?

More money for Big Corn.

Ladewig 13th September 2020 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221925)
Some quotes from the trump Rally

On the West Coast wildfires
"It is about forest management. Please remember the words, very simple, forest management."

On Wind Turbines
"They spew more crap into the air than anything, we gotta talk to the environmentalists"

On winning a third term
"We're gonna win four more years in the White House, and then we'll negotiate, because based on the way we were treated, we're probably entitled to another four years after that"

On a purported antifa sympathizer being killed by US Marshals
"By the way, the US Marshals did a great job in Portland. You know what I mean"

On testing
"The reason we show many cases, because we have the best testing program in the world by far"
"We're at like, around 180,000,. we've done an incredible job"

On Biden
"He wants to ban energy"
"He will indoctrinate your children with poisonous anti-American lies in school."

On voting
"The only way we're tied is if they screw around with the ballots, which they will do in my opinion"
"We have a rigged election. It's a rigged election"
"I hope you're all going to be poll watchers, because with you people watching the polls it's going to be pretty hard to cheat. I'll tell you, I wouldn't want to be a cheater"

The first woman Trump mentions during his rally is Donna Brazile, the audience responds by chanting "lock her up!"
Trump responds by calling for Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned and that "Her lawyers should go to jail with her"

And he is considering outlaw matter itself.

How does a candidate get away with this ******

shemp 13th September 2020 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13222021)
And he is considering outlaw matter itself.

How does a candidate get away with this ******

Because half the people in this country are complete ******* ******** who want to kill and imprison the other half.

Steve 13th September 2020 12:28 PM

Ah, USA politics. The one true sign of a “great” country......

..... no, I can’t do it. USA, you are truly pathetic. Even North Korean politics make more sense.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13222059)
Ah, USA politics. The one true sign of a “great” country......

..... no, I can’t do it. USA, you are truly pathetic. Even North Korean politics make more sense.

And again I'm so glad that the steady decline of my country is all worth so foreigners who already thought America was backwoods yokels have been proven right.

Ladewig 13th September 2020 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13222032)
Because half the people in this country are complete ******* ******** who want to kill and imprison the other half.

Sadly, I think there is no way to more accurately or more simply describe the country.

Ladewig 13th September 2020 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13221952)
Wait a minute... Black Lives Matter... Bureau of Land Management... *Gasp* It all makes sense now!

*Whispers* We're through the looking glass here people...

Only today did I see that Kushner told Woodward that if he wanted to understand Trump, he should read “Alice in Wonderland.” Kushner specifically singled out the Cheshire Cat who uses endurance and persistence, not direction, as his strategy.

Kushner also said, “The most dangerous people around the president are overconfident idiots."



We are so ********.

Captain_Swoop 13th September 2020 01:40 PM

Trump Tweets

I did more in 47 months as President than Sleepy Joe Biden did in 47 years! #MAGA

Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES! My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries. The days of global freeriding at America’s expense are over...

...and prices are coming down FAST! Also just ended all rebates to middlemen, further reducing prices.

Captain_Swoop 13th September 2020 01:42 PM

Thought he had already signed an EO to lower drug prices a month or so ago.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 01:42 PM

Wait when was Biden president for 47 years? I mean I know I don't always pay as much attention to politics as I should but I'm pretty sure I would have noticed that.

shemp 13th September 2020 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13222120)
Wait when was Biden president for 47 years? I mean I know I don't always pay as much attention to politics as I should but I'm pretty sure I would have noticed that.

Again, Mandela Effect.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13222127)
Again, Mandela Effect.

You're right. Looking at again we've always been at war with Eurasia. I don't know how I could have been mistaken.

shemp 13th September 2020 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13222131)
You're right. Looking at again we've always been at war with Eurasia. I don't know how I could have been mistaken.

Report to the nearest Reeducation Center immediately.

Steve 13th September 2020 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13222081)
And again I'm so glad that the steady decline of my country is all worth so foreigners who already thought America was backwoods yokels have been proven right.

You can’t say that. You are America! The rest of the world does not matter (unless there is financial gain to be realized).

Ladewig 13th September 2020 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13222134)
Report to the nearest Reeducation Center immediately.

So, just out of curiosity, what kind of pay do you think re-education center employees make? Is there a uniform allowance?

The Man 13th September 2020 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 13222015)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 13221897)
Well, yes, I’d figured that much out, but what is the benefit of being allowed to “use the 10% Pumps for the 15% BLEND”? What does it mean?

More money for Big Corn.

Also means you may unwittingly be violating the vehicle's warranty.

Stacyhs 13th September 2020 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13222117)
Trump Tweets

I did more in 47 months as President than Sleepy Joe Biden did in 47 years! #MAGA

Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES! My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries. The days of global freeriding at America’s expense are over...

...and prices are coming down FAST! Also just ended all rebates to middlemen, further reducing prices.

Is there any evidence of this? The way Trump lies, I wouldn't believe this without evidence.

shemp 13th September 2020 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13222156)
So, just out of curiosity, what kind of pay do you think re-education center employees make? Is there a uniform allowance?

We They don't think the remuneration is as important as the enjoyment and personal fulfillment we they get from the work.

thaiboxerken 13th September 2020 03:34 PM

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrews.../#15f1aa4a287c

Third terms if he wins...

newyorkguy 13th September 2020 04:15 PM

From the Forbes link:
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President Trump said Saturday that he plans to “negotiate” to run again in 2024 if he wins reelection in November...
Who does he plan on 'negotiating' with? :(

thaiboxerken 13th September 2020 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13222249)
From the Forbes link:


Who does he plan on 'negotiating' with? :(

The Senate and the SCOTUS who could be majority Trumpanzees.

RedStapler 13th September 2020 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13222249)
From the Forbes link:


Who does he plan on 'negotiating' with? :(

In his constantly increasing stupidity he probably means either that he has some strange, of course not existing 'right' for 4 more years since the pesky Dems tried to impeach his 'innocent' ass or he plans on replacing key positions in the justice system so they will 'decide' that he is totally eligible for 4 more years since the pesky Dems tried to impeach his 'innocent' ass. :)

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 04:36 PM

The only silver-lining is that there is zero chance of Trump surviving 8 more years (hell I wouldn't put even money on 4 more) and there isn't an obvious successor to take the throne he's trying to build for himself.

The good thing about cults is they don't survive the deaths of their leaders.

Stacyhs 13th September 2020 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13222267)
The only silver-lining is that there is zero chance of Trump surviving 8 more years (hell I wouldn't put even money on 4 more) and there isn't an obvious successor to take the throne he's trying to build for himself.

The good thing about cults is they don't survive the deaths of their leaders.

Not necessarily. North Korea is an example of one that did and I can name a certain religion that did.

JoeMorgue 13th September 2020 04:52 PM

Fair. Amend to "The good things about cults is they don't tend to survive the deaths of their leaders."

Safe-Keeper 13th September 2020 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13222281)
Fair. Amend to "The good things about cults is they don't tend to survive the deaths of their leaders."

At least with Trump gone, they won't be unified under one leader anymore. They will be just as bigoted, authoritarian, and insufferable, but maybe just a tad bit less visible and vocal.

SezMe 13th September 2020 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221479)
That assumes they are connected to the Internet

No. It merely assumes that the planes have electronic communications capabilities, which is obviously true. For example, the military might be able to use GPS to send more than just positioning data. If so, that has nothing to do with the internet.


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