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Beelzebuddy 21st September 2020 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13231139)
I’ve seen a related phenomenon:

“Person X has benefit y. I don’t have benefit y. That is unfair. I could ask that I get benefit y too. Or that x and I split it. But I prefer you just take benefit y away from x. That would make me happiest.”

I've heard that sentiment phrased as "Conservatives would crap their pants if it meant a Liberal had to smell it."

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 08:45 AM

Trump Tweets

“The Trump Century, How Our President Changed the Course of History Forever”. On sale tomorrow. A great book by an even greater author. Make Lou NUMBER ONE! Much better than the boring, no new info., Woodward book. Besides, Lou is much smarter and sharper than Bob, by a lot!

TragicMonkey 21st September 2020 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13230968)
Trump fox interview
"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, & they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest" -

"A forest nation"? Endor? Lothlorien? Are there any countries in reality that would describe themselves in that way?

The Great Zaganza 21st September 2020 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231164)
Trump Tweets

“The Trump Century, How Our President Changed the Course of History Forever”. On sale tomorrow. A great book by an even greater author. Make Lou NUMBER ONE! Much better than the boring, no new info., Woodward book. Besides, Lou is much smarter and sharper than Bob, by a lot!

I think not even Trump thinks he will be in office for the next 100 years.

Mojo 21st September 2020 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231164)
Trump Tweets

“The Trump Century, How Our President Changed the Course of History Forever”. On sale tomorrow. A great book by an even greater author. Make Lou NUMBER ONE! Much better than the boring, no new info., Woodward book. Besides, Lou is much smarter and sharper than Bob, by a lot!


I don’t think Trump is qualified to say whether someone is smart.

Trebuchet 21st September 2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13231225)
I think not even Trump thinks he will be in office for the next 100 years.

His dynasty may very well be.

Segnosaur 21st September 2020 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13231225)
I think not even Trump thinks he will be in office for the next 100 years.

No but it may take that long to fix the damage he and the Republicans have done to the country.

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AnonyMoose 21st September 2020 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13231259)
No but it may take that long to fix the damage he and the Republicans have done to the country.


Your false hope optimism is admirable.

The Great Zaganza 21st September 2020 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by AnonyMoose (Post 13231266)
Your false hope optimism is admirable.

When it comes to dealing with the Trump Dump, I think we should take a page from the book of the man himself:

write the USA off as a lost cause, declare bankruptcy, ditch all creditors.
Then, start over with a new shiny name for the enterprise.

Mumbles 21st September 2020 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13231139)
I’ve seen a related phenomenon:

“Person X has benefit y. I don’t have benefit y. That is unfair. I could ask that I get benefit y too. Or that x and I split it. But I prefer you just take benefit y away from x. That would make me happiest.”

Generally, it's more "I have benefit X and Y. Person 1 is like me, and has benefits A-Y. Person 2 is not like me, and wants us both to have benefits A-Y, statring with person 2 getting benefit Y. I would prefer that nobody get benefit Y, that would make me happiest."

JoeMorgue 21st September 2020 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13231139)
I’ve seen a related phenomenon:

“Person X has benefit y. I don’t have benefit y. That is unfair. I could ask that I get benefit y too. Or that x and I split it. But I prefer you just take benefit y away from x. That would make me happiest.”

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumbles (Post 13231443)
Generally, it's more "I have benefit X and Y. Person 1 is like me, and has benefits A-Y. Person 2 is not like me, and wants us both to have benefits A-Y, statring with person 2 getting benefit Y. I would prefer that nobody get benefit Y, that would make me happiest."

This also relates to my favorite new version of "fair;" this is when someone points out a system is unfair and the "solution" from the person who benefits from the unfair system is make another fair system but keep the unfair one and act like that makes everything fair.

"Bill I can't help but notice that you steal my paycheck every month."
"Ted as a compromise I'll only steal your paycheck every other month. That's fair."

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 01:29 PM

Q: Who do you think poisoned Alexey Navalny in Russia?

TRUMP: Uhhhh ... we'll talk about that at another time.

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 01:36 PM

Trump's makeup line is very visible today

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:22 PM

Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience.

Trump says the election is a choice between him and Communism!

"I like Putin. He likes me."

"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."

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:36 PM

"I'm so angry at Republicans. I am so angry, they spied on my campaign, we caught 'em. And by the way, that's Biden, that's Obama, it's treason."

He's really going bonkers at todays rally!

Stacyhs 21st September 2020 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231601)
Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience.

Trump says the election is a choice between him and Communism!

"I like Putin. He likes me."

"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."

Does he think they have Cloaks of Invisibility?

Stacyhs 21st September 2020 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231618)
"I'm so angry at Republicans. I am so angry, they spied on my campaign, we caught 'em. And by the way, that's Biden, that's Obama, it's treason."

He's really going bonkers at todays rally!

Did he say Republicans and not Democrats or is that your typo?

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:40 PM

He said republicans. I can link the clip if I can find it again.

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:44 PM

Trump tells his story about how he asked Blackstone chief Steve Schwarzman about Hunter Biden's dealings in China and Schwarzman agreed it was shady.

Schwarzman's spokesperson has said he has never spoken with Trump about either Joe or Hunter Biden.

Now he's telling his unending story about why steam power is better than electric power for big military ships.

Stacyhs 21st September 2020 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231630)
Trump tells his story about how he asked Blackstone chief Steve Schwarzman about Hunter Biden's dealings in China and Schwarzman agreed it was shady.

Schwarzman's spokesperson has said he has never spoken with Trump about either Joe or Hunter Biden.

Now he's telling his unending story about why steam power is better than electric power for big military ships.

Wait. Let me process this....you mean Trump LIED?

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:56 PM

Trump is supposed to be delivering another speech in Ohio in less than an hour but he simply refuses to stop rambling in Vandalia

Captain_Swoop 21st September 2020 03:59 PM

APparently if you throw a glass of water on an electric catapult on a carrier it's the 'end of it' and you need to bring 'a guy in from MIT to fix it'
The 'catapulters' told him. He asked them, they told him "Sir, electric is no good, sir steam is the best, I can fix it with a blowtorch or this hammer"

Safe-Keeper 21st September 2020 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231601)
Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience.

Trump says the election is a choice between him and Communism!

"I like Putin. He likes me."

"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."

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231649)
Trump is supposed to be delivering another speech in Ohio in less than an hour but he simply refuses to stop rambling in Vandalia

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231654)
APparently if you throw a glass of water on an electric catapult on a carrier it's the 'end of it' and you need to bring 'a guy in from MIT to fix it'
The 'catapulters' told him. He asked them, they told him "Sir, electric is no good, sir steam is the best, I can fix it with a blowtorch or this hammer"

:covereyes

I hope the crowd is enjoying their stable genius.

TragicMonkey 21st September 2020 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231654)
APparently if you throw a glass of water on an electric catapult on a carrier it's the 'end of it' and you need to bring 'a guy in from MIT to fix it'
The 'catapulters' told him. He asked them, they told him "Sir, electric is no good, sir steam is the best, I can fix it with a blowtorch or this hammer"

Perhaps that's a clue to the nature of this bizarre presidency: Trump is actually from an alternate, steampunk universe. The things he says make perfect sense in the context of what's happening there, it only seems crazy to us because this is not the correct universe for Trump.

Beelzebuddy 21st September 2020 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13231665)
Perhaps that's a clue to the nature of this bizarre presidency: Trump is actually from an alternate, steampunk universe. The things he says make perfect sense in the context of what's happening there, it only seems crazy to us because this is not the correct universe for Trump.

That would explain all the gaudy brass crap he fills his hotels with. And he already has his own airship.

Steve 21st September 2020 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper (Post 13231663)
:covereyes

I hope the crowd is enjoying their stable genius.

His crowds don’t understand him any more than sane people do. Never have, never will. They just assume he is saying things they like and agree with because he has more money than them. To those crowds rich people are smart.

Skeptic Ginger 21st September 2020 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13231050)
Sadly no :(

Biden will have to perform flawlessly, any slight flub, hesitation or misspeak will be reported by FOXNews as evidence of senility - and this will then be reported by the mainstream media thus propagating the message (even if they don't mean to).

All President Trump has to do in order for the media to applaud his performance is not to visibly soil himself. Even a racist rant would result in him being applauded for "pivoting to presidential". :mad:

This wouldn't be the case if Biden or his campaign managers knew how to counter that crap instead of just whining about it.

Skeptic Ginger 21st September 2020 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13231060)
Yeah if Biden does back handsprings onto the stage and pulls out a chalkboard and solves the Unified Field Theory with one hand and writes out a cure for cancer with the other...

... while Trump's dead corpse does the debate "Weekend at Bernie's Style" the media will still report it as "close."

What media are you referring to, Fox and Breitbart?

Skeptic Ginger 21st September 2020 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 13231108)

He says crap like that all the time, it's purely to get news headlines just like when he says he thinks he deserves another year or another term because the press was mean to him.

He's playing the media.

Craig4 21st September 2020 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231503)
Trump's makeup line is very visible today

It missed a spot when it put the lotion on its skin.

Skeptic Ginger 21st September 2020 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13231203)
"A forest nation"? Endor? Lothlorien? Are there any countries in reality that would describe themselves in that way?

And the idiot imagines everyone calls him "Sir".

:dl:

Craig4 21st September 2020 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231601)
Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience.

Trump says the election is a choice between him and Communism!

"I like Putin. He likes me."

"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."

I've been working on taking the scene from "Full Metal Jacket" with the Vietnamese sex worker and putting Trump's head on the prostitute and Putin's head on Mathew Modine's character.

Safe-Keeper 21st September 2020 04:45 PM

I'm glad Trump has moved on from divulging military secrets and outing intelligence assets to fabulating about invisible hydrosonic F-35s super-duper fighters launched by electric catapults that should be steam catapults.

Skeptic Ginger 21st September 2020 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13231601)
Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience.

Trump says the election is a choice between him and Communism!

"I like Putin. He likes me."

"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."

:boggled:

Beelzebuddy 21st September 2020 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper (Post 13231698)
I'm glad Trump has moved on from divulging military secrets and outing intelligence assets to fabulating about invisible hydrosonic F-35s super-duper fighters launched by electric catapults that should be steam catapults.

It's possible he thinks he's still doing that. There's probably someone at Area 51 right now building a crappy giant robot so they can show him Battletech and hear him leak it to the Japanese.

shemp 21st September 2020 05:39 PM

The sad saga of thoroughbred D.J. Trump, Donald Trump’s lone foray into horse racing


Quote:

D.J. Trump had everything a young racehorse needed to become a champion: great genes, a wise trainer, and an owner with deep pockets. But then, as the story goes, the horse’s casino magnate owner made an ill-informed, impatient decision that nearly killed the horse, ultimately costing the thoroughbred its front hoofs.

Trump agreed to buy a horse, never ended up paying for it, and damn near killed the poor thing because he insisted on racing a sick horse.

Steve 21st September 2020 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13231703)
:boggled:

Underwater.................what?!

Safe-Keeper 21st September 2020 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13231739)
Trump agreed to buy a horse, never ended up paying for it, and damn near killed the poor thing because he insisted on racing a sick horse.

Yeah, that's about how I picture Trump to treat an animal. It's a very good thing he jas no pet.

I Am The Scum 21st September 2020 05:55 PM

Just sticking this here because it's indicative of how absolutely nutty the Trump Republican party has become:

This is an ad for Kelly Loeffler. To be clear, it is an ad BY Loeffler to make herself look APPEALING to voters, and NOT like a crazy person.

The Great Zaganza 21st September 2020 07:06 PM

Trump the Eugenist repeated his "good genes" belief at a rally.
His audience doesn't realize that he was calling most of them Untermensch.


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