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Old 29th December 2020, 11:53 AM   #3041
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Originally Posted by slyjoe View Post
The proclamation was pandering to the religious - asked to stop religious persecution.
That's what I thought. I also believe that Trump just signed what was put in front of him

I find it ridiculously ironic that Trump has made many similar remarks to King Henry's that got Beckett killed.
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Old 29th December 2020, 12:09 PM   #3042
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Run As Most Admired Man

“It’s a madhouse!” - Taylor, Planet of the Apes
May be true, but only 18% of people say he is the "most admired". I think the fact that he 'won' has more to do with how the opposition against him is divided. (Biden is on the list of most admired along with Obama... if you add their popularities together, it easily beats trump.)
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Old 29th December 2020, 12:18 PM   #3043
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Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 - Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. Get tough!
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Old 29th December 2020, 12:20 PM   #3044
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
May be true, but only 18% of people say he is the "most admired". I think the fact that he 'won' has more to do with how the opposition against him is divided. (Biden is on the list of most admired along with Obama... if you add their popularities together, it easily beats trump.)
And that fits in perfectly with the Right's desire to be lead by a singular strongman and less with the Left's desire to be lead by a bunch of people working together.
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Old 29th December 2020, 01:14 PM   #3045
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
That's what I thought. I also believe that Trump just signed what was put in front of him

I find it ridiculously ironic that Trump has made many similar remarks to King Henry's that got Beckett killed.
Except Trump is nowhere as witty as Henry The Second..at least as played by Peter O'Toole in "Becket" and "Lion In Winter"..
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Old 29th December 2020, 01:18 PM   #3046
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Trump lambasting Republicans in Congress today, saying they had better vote the way he wants unless they have a "Death Wish".
Stupid GOP COngressmen. They should have known that in the last part of the film,the Frankenstein Monster always turns on it's creator.....
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Run As Most Admired Man

“It’s a madhouse!” - Taylor, Planet of the Apes
Oh, god...we're never going to hear the end of that from him. He must be having multiple orgasms over this.
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:12 PM   #3048
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Oh, god...we're never going to hear the end of that from him. He must be having multiple orgasms over this.
Aaaaand, there goes sleep for tonight. Thanks
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:19 PM   #3049
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Run As Most Admired Man

“It’s a madhouse!” - Taylor, Planet of the Apes
With Obama, Biden, and Sanders getting votes, this crucial election really needs Ranked Choice Voting.


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Oh, god...we're never going to hear the end of that from him. He must be having multiple orgasms over this.
Indeed. He was already bragging about his "Noble" prizes, and now this. : crying:
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:27 PM   #3050
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Except Trump is nowhere as witty as Henry The Second..at least as played by Peter O'Toole in "Becket" and "Lion In Winter"..
O'Toole had better writers. And let's face it, is more charming.
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:30 PM   #3051
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
O'Toole had better writers. And let's face it, is more charming.
Indeed.

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Given it only takes:
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Eighteen percent of the survey's respondents named Trump
I don't think there's much to the prize.
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:57 PM   #3053
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Loeffler, Perdue Support Increasing Relief Payments to $2K https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/...americans-now/ via @BreitbartNews

Republicans must support the $2000 payments and must FIGHT the crooked presidential election. We won big!
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Old 29th December 2020, 04:17 PM   #3054
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They support it now... where were they about it more than two weeks ago?
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Old 29th December 2020, 04:24 PM   #3055
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It's incredibly interesting in Washington right now.

McConnell is blocking the vote on the $2,000 stimulus bill. The President and the two GOP Senators running in Georgia are asking for the $2K and Bernie is threatening to filibuster the Defense bill unless McConnell allows the vote.

Wonder what's going to happen?
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Old 29th December 2020, 04:40 PM   #3056
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Wonder what's going to happen?
Insanity. As usual.
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Old 29th December 2020, 04:51 PM   #3057
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Run As Most Admired Man

“It’s a madhouse!” - Taylor, Planet of the Apes
Man, what a horrible web site! First it covered up the text with a useless video box that I had to dismiss. Then it started playing the video that was anchored at the top of the page! Hey, ********, some people have data caps! (I don't, but it's incredibly inconsiderate to those who do.)

And their HTML is so broken Firefox can't reformat it in Reader Mode to get rid of all that crap.

Honestly, mass media and newspapers have some of the worst sites on the whole of the web.
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Old 29th December 2020, 05:10 PM   #3058
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Beckett was murdered by supporters of King Henry the Second after King Henry said "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"
I thought someone from ISF had attempted to debunk this - saying Beckett's slaying was actually a problem for Henry, not something he would have welcomed. But I don't remember who that was.
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Honestly, mass media and newspapers have some of the worst sites on the whole of the web.
It's a witch's brew of monetizing attempts short of an actual paywall. When they started giving it away, surprise, no one bought newspapers anymore, so they gunked it up with ads. I worked for the chain that owned USA Today, and its website is a pain in the ass. I go there sometimes just because it's fairly neutral, though superficial as well.
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Old 29th December 2020, 05:39 PM   #3060
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I thought someone from ISF had attempted to debunk this - saying Beckett's slaying was actually a problem for Henry, not something he would have welcomed. But I don't remember who that was.
There is debate that he said it. Still, he is famous for that line or at least something similar. What is clear is that King Henry was complaining about Becket being a pain in the ass. I have always found it amusing that this line is justifiably question despite it being written about at the time and yet every word of the new Testament is considered infallible even though we only have bits and pieces of anonymous writings from two hundred years later.

I know. Totally off topic.
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https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/h...a33943dd7.html

It seems Trump is angry with Melania over the renovations to their new residence at Mara Lago. He had one of his little temper tantrums with the staff even though it was Melania and an outside interior decorator who picked everything out.

He must really be miserable. He really has no one to support him. A commentator on MSNBC today observed that when Clinton lost, she was surrounded by family and close friends to supporter her. When Romney lost to Obama, he had his whole family surrounding him when he made the call. Who is going to hug Trump? Lou Dobbs? (Commentator's words).

This is a guy who was always shielded from failure and now faces his greatest failure and he's utterly alone.

Ha Ha.
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https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/h...a33943dd7.html

It seems Trump is angry with Melania over the renovations to their new residence at Mara Lago. He had one of his little temper tantrums with the staff even though it was Melania and an outside interior decorator who picked everything out.

He must really be miserable. He really has no one to support him. A commentator on MSNBC today observed that when Clinton lost, she was surrounded by family and close friends to supporter her. When Romney lost to Obama, he had his whole family surrounding him when he made the call. Who is going to hug Trump? Lou Dobbs? (Commentator's words).

This is a guy who was always shielded from failure and now faces his greatest failure and he's utterly alone.

Ha Ha.
Insufficient gold leaf?
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Insufficient gold leaf [paint]?
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Aaaaand, there goes sleep for tonight. Thanks
It might help to imagine how he's felt in the last three years, when Obama had him beat.
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O'Toole had better writers.
And Katherine Hepburn to work with. Eleanor of Aquitaine, by the Wrath of God Queen of England.
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I thought someone from ISF had attempted to debunk this - saying Beckett's slaying was actually a problem for Henry, not something he would have welcomed. But I don't remember who that was.
That would be me. The knights who killed Becket did so because of what he represented - the low-born but capable men Henry appreciated so much. Whatever he actually said they used it as licence to strike against them. Most of these advisers were clerics (that's how commoners got educated) so bringing the Vatican's wrath down on Henry for blasphemy they threw him back on them - the nobility of the sword.
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They support it now... where were they about it more than two weeks ago?
The same place as Trump was.
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There is debate that he said it. Still, he is famous for that line or at least something similar. What is clear is that King Henry was complaining about Becket being a pain in the ass.
Becket was a pain in the arse, but the outburst coincides with the failure of yet another apparently promising diplomatic attempt to get the Pope to re-deploy Becket out of Canterbury and into somewhere distant, like maybe Rome. The lesson is, of course, not to lose your cool and indulge in outbursts.
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Pence has refused to sign on to Goumert's attempt tp overthrow the election.
I can't stand the man, but he not a total idiot, he knows this suit does not have a legal leg to stand on.
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McConnell is blocking the vote on the $2,000 stimulus bill. The President and the two GOP Senators running in Georgia are asking for the $2K and Bernie is threatening to filibuster the Defense bill unless McConnell allows the vote.

Wonder what's going to happen?
A GOP vs GOP fight. And the Dems should just sit back and enjoy the fun.
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Given it only takes: I don't think there's much to the prize.
Some of the usual Obama vote went to Biden and Fauci. If Obama had those, he owuld have beaten Trump by a comfortable margin.
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https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/h...a33943dd7.html

It seems Trump is angry with Melania over the renovations to their new residence at Mara Lago. He had one of his little temper tantrums with the staff even though it was Melania and an outside interior decorator who picked everything out.

He must really be miserable. He really has no one to support him. A commentator on MSNBC today observed that when Clinton lost, she was surrounded by family and close friends to supporter her. When Romney lost to Obama, he had his whole family surrounding him when he made the call. Who is going to hug Trump? Lou Dobbs? (Commentator's words).

This is a guy who was always shielded from failure and now faces his greatest failure and he's utterly alone.

Ha Ha
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A GOP vs GOP fight. And the Dems should just sit back and enjoy the fun.
Trump thinks he's punishing the Republican Party, and for once he's right. It's something to savour. Mitch will manage the situation by doing nothing, as comes naturally.
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Wall Street Journal just had an editorial saying Trump was helping Schumer..that Trump's Antics might well cost the GOP the senate in Georgia election. The Juurnal is a Murdoch owned paper, as is the NY Post. Looks as if Rupert is turning on Donnie..probably pissed off at Donnie's turning on Foxnews.
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My wife, commenting on that "Trump is raving like a deposed king" comment,got specific:
Denethor in Lord Of The Rings when he goes crazy.
I think it's a good comparasion.
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Some of the usual Obama vote went to Biden and Fauci. If Obama had those, he owuld have beaten Trump by a comfortable margin.
And given Obama is not currently in the public eye...
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Old 29th December 2020, 08:45 PM   #3077
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Miller??

I'm guessing they told Donny that Thomas Beckett was some famous guy who was just like him, and he got persecuted as a result. Just like Trump is being persecuted now. Just that they conveniently failed to tell Donny the time period, the players, and the reason for the murder. What do you think the chances are Donny thinks Thomas Beckett was actually an obscure 1970's building developer in New York.
Trump may not know at all; I can imagine Miller slipping that into a pile of documents for Trump to sign and, given his utter and complete lack of interest in being a functional president, he just signed them all so he didn't miss his tee time.
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There is debate that he said it. Still, he is famous for that line or at least something similar. What is clear is that King Henry was complaining about Becket being a pain in the ass. I have always found it amusing that this line is justifiably question despite it being written about at the time and yet every word of the new Testament is considered infallible even though we only have bits and pieces of anonymous writings from two hundred years later.

I know. Totally off topic.
It's a great line though. Imaginary or not
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Wall Street Journal just had an editorial saying Trump was helping Schumer..that Trump's Antics might well cost the GOP the senate in Georgia election. The Juurnal is a Murdoch owned paper, as is the NY Post. Looks as if Rupert is turning on Donnie..probably pissed off at Donnie's turning on Foxnews.
One can hope. Either about Murdoch turning on Trump, or Trump helping Schumer. Or both.
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
They support it now... where were they about it more than two weeks ago?
Here's a guaranteed non-surprise for you:

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Trump put Loeffler and Perdue in a tricky political position by demanding the increased stimulus checks. The two conservative incumbents had backed the $900 billion compromise COVID relief plan that included only smaller $600 direct payments to Americans.

Ossoff and fellow Democratic insurgent Rev. Raphael Warnock have both called for a much larger stimulus package. Analysts say Loeffler and Perdue are in a tough spot — they want to keep their #MAGA base happy without looking like they are flip-flopping on their previous fiscally conservative stand.
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