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Old 24th December 2018, 11:15 AM   #361
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Old 26th December 2018, 09:46 AM   #362
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I saw one in a Twitter comment that I (and several others) immediately liked:

(the auto-censor doesn't work in this case -- I'm not trying to bypass it, but I will put it in a Spoiler)

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I think it needs descriptor in the front, like "Orange".
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Old 26th December 2018, 11:14 AM   #363
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
I saw one in a Twitter comment that I (and several others) immediately liked:

(the auto-censor doesn't work in this case -- I'm not trying to bypass it, but I will put it in a Spoiler)
fucknuckle
I think it needs descriptor in the front, like "Orange".

How about an appropriately descriptive as well as endearingly old-timey first name to go along with that?
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Old 26th December 2018, 03:02 PM   #364
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How about Draft-Dodging Donald?
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Old 26th December 2018, 08:16 PM   #365
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Back then, in his "personal Vietnam", he *did* get VD -- Vietnam Deferment.
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Old 26th December 2018, 09:39 PM   #366
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Of course officially he's still Mr. Trump, but down at the Turkish bath me and the boys call him "Slats."
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Old 27th December 2018, 06:24 AM   #367
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There needs to be a term for draft-dodging Boomers who are now wrapped-in-the-flag war hawks.
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Old 27th December 2018, 06:49 AM   #368
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
There needs to be a term for draft-dodging Boomers who are now wrapped-in-the-flag war hawks.
The generic term is "hypocrites".
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Old 27th December 2018, 07:43 AM   #369
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
There needs to be a term for draft-dodging Boomers who are now wrapped-in-the-flag war hawks.
Chickenhawk.
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Old 7th January 2019, 10:37 AM   #370
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Fantasy Land is thataway------->
It's been suggested in this very thread that finding the right nickname and getting it to stick will undermine Trump's political support:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12365815
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9#post12365819
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...0#post12365870
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...1#post12366441

Six months in, and there's been zero progress on that. I'd say Fantasy Land is right here in this thread. Certainly it's in keeping with the fantastical aspirations voiced here to opine that won't be having any effect.

(There's also this bit of make-believe: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12404065)
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Old 7th January 2019, 05:13 PM   #371
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
It's been suggested in this very thread that finding the right nickname and getting it to stick will undermine Trump's political support:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12365815
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9#post12365819
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...0#post12365870
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...1#post12366441

Six months in, and there's been zero progress on that. I'd say Fantasy Land is right here in this thread. Certainly it's in keeping with the fantastical aspirations voiced here to opine that won't be having any effect.

(There's also this bit of make-believe: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12404065)

My position has been and remains that Trump has been doing a bang-up job of making his own name a pejorative nickname and object of ridicule with an increasing number of Americans. Dragging "GOP" and Republican" along for the ride.

Just in the past couple of weeks he's probably increased that number by a sizable chunk out of some 800,000 people, most of whom I expect are voters, as well as everybody who gains from their paychecks. Family, stores they shop at, mortgage holders and landlords, just to name a few.

Keep it up, Trump.

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Old 7th January 2019, 05:24 PM   #372
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Guy's gonna be president for 8 years, and the day he leaves office his most ardent haters will still be trying figure out what his name is.
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Fantasy Land is thataway------->
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
It's been suggested in this very thread that finding the right nickname and getting it to stick will undermine Trump's political support:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12365815
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9#post12365819
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...0#post12365870
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...1#post12366441

Six months in, and there's been zero progress on that. I'd say Fantasy Land is right here in this thread. Certainly it's in keeping with the fantastical aspirations voiced here to opine that won't be having any effect.

(There's also this bit of make-believe: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12404065)
1. I was referring to the "Guy's gonna be president for 8 years" bit.

2. Your original post and my reply had nothing to do with the claim by some that "finding the right nickname and getting it to stick will undermine Trump's political support".
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Old 7th January 2019, 06:53 PM   #373
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
It's been suggested in this very thread that finding the right nickname and getting it to stick will undermine Trump's political support:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12365815
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9#post12365819
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...0#post12365870
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...1#post12366441

Six months in, and there's been zero progress on that. I'd say Fantasy Land is right here in this thread. Certainly it's in keeping with the fantastical aspirations voiced here to opine that won't be having any effect.

(There's also this bit of make-believe: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...5#post12404065)
Has a nickname stuck? Not that I'm aware of. A nickname would have to stick before you can dismiss (or applaud) the efficacy of a nickname that stuck.

The other aspect of your, er, whimsical post is I'm fairly confident that none of the posters you cited expect that efforts to nickname here in Backwaterville will spill out onto the national stage.

In other words, you're doing the rhetorical equivalent of walking up to the edge of a swimming pool wearing dripping wet speedos, and calling out I'll race you to the other side to a person who's lounging under an umbrella in cabana-wear, nursing a cold one. And then you swim a lap and declare victory.

I hope this analogy helps get the point across.
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Old 7th January 2019, 07:01 PM   #374
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
There needs to be a term for draft-dodging Boomers who are now wrapped-in-the-flag war hawks.
What there needs to be is a term for political-protest draft dodgers to differentiate from the Let George Do It spoiled brats. Some of us went to jail, some of us went to alternate service like becoming lab rats, some of us spent a decade or more in exile. The chicken-hawks just went back to living their cushy existences.


(Not why I came to thread..... As to the OP, I suppose "Sandy" is out, now?)
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Old 9th January 2019, 09:08 PM   #375
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I submit "The High Priest of Fraud", inspired by a 1958 episode of this show, called "Trackdown":

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Old 9th January 2019, 10:59 PM   #376
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Old 9th January 2019, 11:58 PM   #377
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I submit "The High Priest of Fraud", inspired by a 1958 episode of this show, called "Trackdown":

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