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Old 21st November 2020, 05:50 AM   #1561
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump tweets

Trump Announces Groundbreaking Rules to Lower Prescription Drug Prices https://breitbart.com/health/2020/11...n-drug-prices/ via

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Trump Announces Groundbreaking Rules to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
One of the rules will force drug companies to treat the U.S. as a "most favored nation," guaranteeing Americans lowest drug prices around the globe. | Health
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I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 21st November 2020, 06:47 AM   #1562
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Just because -

My Pillow guy helps spring alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse from jail

Not just him, though.

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Supporters have been donating money for his bail, and a lawyer Friday said cash from former “Silver Spoons” and “NYPD Blue” actor Ricky Schroeder and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell helped spring Rittenhouse.

“KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL.” attorney Lin Wood tweeted. “God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder ... & Mike Lindell ... for putting us over the top.”
Behold Trump's America, where murdering BLM supporters leads to... that. To half-echo Pennyfarthing, we may as well start calling him a far right folk hero for doing so. Only half-echo, because "conservative" is a poor descriptor of the crowd that seems to be involved, by now.
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Old 21st November 2020, 06:51 AM   #1563
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If Lin Wood is his attorney he’ll be back in there pretty soon
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Old 21st November 2020, 06:55 AM   #1564
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If Lin Wood is his attorney he’ll be back in there pretty soon
"Your honour, here is an affidavit stating that Hugo Chavez didn't kill someone in Venezuela twenty years ago. That proves that my client isn't a murderer."

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Old 21st November 2020, 06:56 AM   #1565
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Didn't he do this several times already?
He does that every time he gets a "95% Approval Rate In The Republican Party!!!"
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Old 21st November 2020, 06:45 PM   #1566
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump tweets

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Trump Announces Groundbreaking Rules to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
One of the rules will force drug companies to treat the U.S. as a "most favored nation," guaranteeing Americans lowest drug prices around the globe. | Health
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Okay, I've seen this before, and it still puzzles me. Isn't "most favored nation" a part of an agreement between nations?

Does Trump think the Big Pharma companies are their own country now, or something? Does he think their sales within the US are a result of some kind of treaty they've signed with the US?
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Old 21st November 2020, 07:13 PM   #1567
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
Okay, I've seen this before, and it still puzzles me. Isn't "most favored nation" a part of an agreement between nations?

Does Trump think the Big Pharma companies are their own country now, or something? Does he think their sales within the US are a result of some kind of treaty they've signed with the US?
It means nothing. It skirts the fact that US consumers pay more for drugs then foreign consumers, but most favored nation status has nothing to do with why.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 08:20 AM   #1568
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Trump Tweets

Just arrived at Virtual G20. Was here yesterday also (early), but some of the Fake News Media failed to report it accurately - as usual. My speech is available (they said I didn’t make a speech).

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Old 22nd November 2020, 10:02 AM   #1569
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
Just because -

My Pillow guy helps spring alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse from jail

Not just him, though.



Behold Trump's America, where murdering BLM supporters leads to... that. To half-echo Pennyfarthing, we may as well start calling him a far right folk hero for doing so. Only half-echo, because "conservative" is a poor descriptor of the crowd that seems to be involved, by now.
It's too bad Ricky didn't choke on a silver spoon and die.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 11:45 AM   #1570
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
It's too bad Ricky didn't choke on a silver spoon and die.


Well, it's nice to finally have a good excuse to support my long-standing irrational dislike of him.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 11:22 PM   #1571
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...I'm a little bemused at something of an ad idea that I'm pondering about.

It would be quite interesting to have some not obviously anti-Republican PAC actually air ads urging people to write-in vote for Trump in the Georgia Senate elections, because that would be the most epic ways to troll the libs right now, in addition to showing support for the fine work that Trump's been doing.

Not entirely original, of course, but... it would be remarkably interesting to see how effective such a tactic would be.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 12:08 AM   #1572
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I’m sure it work work well. They burned all their jerseys and smashed their coffee makers because someone on the internet told them to
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Old 23rd November 2020, 01:27 AM   #1573
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Republican senators dropping Trump.

https://twitter.com/carlbernstein/st...9410%7Ctwgr%5E
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Old 23rd November 2020, 01:38 AM   #1574
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Republican senators dropping Trump.

https://twitter.com/carlbernstein/st...9410%7Ctwgr%5E
Doesn't count unless they do more than think really hard about it.

To apply a Godwin: plenty of Germans didn't really want to support the Nazis.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 04:47 AM   #1575
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...I'm a little bemused at something of an ad idea that I'm pondering about.

It would be quite interesting to have some not obviously anti-Republican PAC actually air ads urging people to write-in vote for Trump in the Georgia Senate elections, because that would be the most epic ways to troll the libs right now, in addition to showing support for the fine work that Trump's been doing.

Not entirely original, of course, but... it would be remarkably interesting to see how effective such a tactic would be.
See if you can get them to send you money into the bargain. When the jig is revealed, donate the money to something socially aware and tell them so.

Like this: https://www.upworthy.com/a-town-came...hers-take-note
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Old 23rd November 2020, 07:14 AM   #1576
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Doesn't count unless they do more than think really hard about it.

To apply a Godwin: plenty of Germans didn't really want to support the Nazis.
Bernstein said pretty much the same later in the thread:

"With few exceptions, their craven public silence has helped enable Trump’s most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system."

His point seems to be more that they know what he's doing is deeply wrong yet they aren't dropping him.

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His point seems to be more that they know what he's doing is deeply wrong yet they aren't dropping him.
Because they are trying to play both sides.
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Trump Tweets

Just arrived at Virtual G20. Was here yesterday also (early), but some of the Fake News Media failed to report it accurately - as usual. My speech is available (they said I didn’t make a speech).

According to this article, the Saturday meeting started at 8:00 am, he started Tweeting about the election at 8:13 am, and left to go golfing at 10:00 am, skipping a coronavirus conference.

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On Saturday morning, Trump joined an online meeting of G20 leaders at 8 a.m. ET to discuss Covid-19 and other issues of concern. How did Trump approach this vitally important conference? He began tweeting about 13 minutes into the opening session, spewing more baseless claims about voter fraud in an effort to overturn the 2020 election. And by 10 a.m. Trump departed to go play golf, skipping a special side conference that was focused on the coronavirus crisis that's exploding in many countries -- including our own.
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According to this article, the Saturday meeting started at 8:00 am, he started Tweeting about the election at 8:13 am, and left to go golfing at 10:00 am, skipping a coronavirus conference.
Jeez, if he'd just spend important meetings playing video games like a normal person then at least it wouldn't be a matter of public record that he wasn't paying attention.

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Because they are trying to play both sides.
Hence the word "craven."
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Originally Posted by Dave Rogers View Post
Bernstein said pretty much the same later in the thread:

"With few exceptions, their craven public silence has helped enable Trump’s most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system."

His point seems to be more that they know what he's doing is deeply wrong yet they aren't dropping him.

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Because they are trying to play both sides.
Pretty much what Joe said. If you never say anything at all, you don't have to worry about having your words coming back to haunt you. (Of course, Lindsey Graham famously managed to eat that cake and have it too) Since, according to this article (The Hill), "sixty-six percent of Republican voters support President Trump running for president again in 2024," no GOPer who wants a political future is going to risk running against that tide; speaking against Trump's tantrums now would make ethical and moral sense, but not political sense.
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Pretty much what Joe said. If you never say anything at all, you don't have to worry about having your words coming back to haunt you.
It's the classic career politician fear, a deep dreading terror at the idea of actually having to take a firm stance.

That's why I said someone in the Trump administration needs to do the "Scene from Outbreak" where the SecState tells the President's staff that right or wrong they WILL own the decision they made.
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It's the classic career politician fear, a deep dreading terror at the idea of actually having to take a firm stance.

That's why I said someone in the Trump administration needs to do the "Scene from Outbreak" where the SecState tells the President's staff that right or wrong they WILL own the decision they made.
Of course, though, as I noted, even that isn't really a necessary norm anymore, craven as it is. As Lindsey Graham showed, you can declare forthrightly "use my words against me in four years," and then, four years later, just brazen through the hypocrisy and still win re-election. With a base that celebrates "trolling the libs lol" as a valid political tactic, you probably really could get away with shooting someone on 5th Ave and not lose a single vote.
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Of course, though, as I noted, even that isn't really a necessary norm anymore, craven as it is. As Lindsey Graham showed, you can declare forthrightly "use my words against me in four years," and then, four years later, just brazen through the hypocrisy and still win re-election. With a base that celebrates "trolling the libs lol" as a valid political tactic, you probably really could get away with shooting someone on 5th Ave and not lose a single vote.
Well yeah because, yet again, post-fact world.
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With a base that celebrates "trolling the libs lol" as a valid political tactic, you probably really could get away with shooting someone on 5th Ave and not lose a single vote.
Well, you might lose one particular vote...

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OK, maybe this is the place and ... even... time: Can someone tell me how, in the mind of trumpers, I assume, 'liberals' = ' radical left' ?

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OK, maybe this is the place and ... even... time: Can someone tell me how, in the mind of trumpers, I assume, 'liberals' = ' radical left' ?

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I think that's just normal US right wing terminology. Anyone to the left of Genghis Khan is a pinko fag Nazi muslim transgender Commie socialized-healthcare-loving traitor to the Constitution, but it's quicker just to say "Liberal".

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OK, maybe this is the place and ... even... time: Can someone tell me how, in the mind of trumpers, I assume, 'liberals' = ' radical left' ?

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"Trump said it, I believe it. That settles it!"


It's really no deeper than that. Every Democrat is "The first and third most liberal member of Congress!" Every Democrat is a "Radical leftist socialist!" Every Democrat wants to "Destroy America!" No reasons needed, no explanations offered, and don't bother trying to see who else we've labelled the "most liberal" just last week.
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That's how in this election the most liberal liberal to ever liberal to the Right and not liberal enough for the Left was the same person.
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I think that's just normal US right wing terminology. Anyone to the left of Genghis Khan is a pinko fag Nazi muslim transgender Commie socialized-healthcare-loving traitor to the Constitution, but it's quicker just to say "Liberal".

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AH. .. OK. ... I get it. .... I think.

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Er, this is a joke, isn't it?
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Er, this is a joke, isn't it?
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AH. .. OK. ... I get it. .... I think.

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Sorry, I forgot 'atheist.'

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Phew!
However, the one where Trump says he should be given over 300 EC votes because he deserves them appears to be entirely factually correct. As I said before, satire is now almost impossible.

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However, the one where Trump says he should be given over 300 EC votes because he deserves them appears to be entirely factually correct. As I said before, satire is now almost impossible.

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Hey, that's the same logic that made him a billionaire. He feels like he's worth $8 billion, so he is.
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Melania Trump still has to give a **** about Christmas.
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Melania Trump is once again working her “ass off at the Christmas stuff” even though “you know, who gives a **** about the Christmas stuff and decorations.” This year, her last as first lady, she’s carrying out her prescribed duties as if it were like any other year. She’s doing it all as though she wasn’t recorded besmirching the name of the holiday that her husband famously saved from the dreaded P.C. police.

On Monday she welcomed the Christmas tree. In years past, a couple of beautiful Clydesdales have taken a break from starring in beer commercials to escort the tree to its penultimate resting place, the Blue Room of the White House. Often, both halves of the first couple are there to greet the fallen fir and the family who grew it—Don in his wide tie, Melania in a tartan coat, serving literal Mrs. Claus to the people.
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I understand she is having motor-control implants put in immigrant children so she can use them like automatons in a Christmas village scene.
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Something that seems to have been overlooked, in all the covid and election related news...

From: CNN
The US on Sunday formally exited the decades-old Open Skies Treaty, some six months after President Donald Trump first announced the decision, according to the State Department. The 1992 treaty allows the 34 member countries to conduct short notice, unarmed, reconnaissance flights over the other countries to collect data on their military forces and activities.
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America's European allies, however, value the treaty, as it gives them the ability to collect aerial reconnaissance information that they would not necessarily have access to outside of the treaty.
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Presumably Trump wanted someone to pay him for something so he’s not going to give it away!
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