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Old 24th May 2020, 04:36 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Retweeted

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Definitely the Lugen Presse.
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Old 24th May 2020, 04:49 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Like most of the Trumpers, you don't understand the First Ammendment. You get a pass for being Australian, they don't.

The First Ammendment applies only to GOVERNMENT censorship. Private companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and yes, Breitbart are free to choose what content they allow.
Trump tweeting that MSDNC is being unfair to him and tagging the FCC, on the other hand, is a blatant violation.


Yes, but this was in response to Trump thinking about starting a committee to investigate anti-conservative bias in social media. If a government sponsored panel starts suggesting that certain tweets or certain account holders be suppressed, that's pretty clearly a violation of the first amendment, even if Twitter et al. go along with their plans. I think it's been well-established that a third party violating your rights on behalf of the government is still unconstitutional.
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Old 24th May 2020, 05:16 PM   #203
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Trump and Ann Coulter are fighting about Jeff Sessions like a soon to be divorced couple arguing over who gets custody of racism.
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Old 24th May 2020, 05:55 PM   #204
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
But some Nazi fanatics believed even after it all ended so horribly for them and their country, and even after the evils of the Nazi regime became evident. Trump’s supporters? Especially given their is an overlap between the two groups...

I remember seeing a documentary in which an elderly German soldier was talking about the end of the war. He had been captured by the Allies and at one point he and his unit were shown film of the liberation of the concentration camps. At the time, he and his friends had laughed, insisting that they were being shown fake footage staged by the Allies to make Germany look bad.
Fake news. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:06 PM   #205
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And the few Republicans who thought they could do a 25th Amendment read up on it and learned that not only do you need 2/3 of the Senate and the House, you need the VP to put his signature on it. I believe it would be easier to get Trump’s signature on a paper saying Trump was too crazy to hold office than it would be to get Pence’s signature on that paper.
They had the chance to rid themselves of the Trump problem with impeachment but were all too cowardly to do it. They've given all their power to him.
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:09 PM   #206
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Sure - Our Lady of 18 Holes.
Oh, be-have!
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:15 PM   #207
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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He's proud of this. Sadly, so will his supporters be. They can't see how dangerous this kind of thing is to democracy.
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:41 PM   #208
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Oh, be-have!
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:43 PM   #209
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
He's proud of this. Sadly, so will his supporters be. They can't see how dangerous this kind of thing is to democracy.
The problem is he continues to get away with everything. No consequences for anything.

I would love to see Bezos buy the USPS and tell the Trump campaign we don't feel like mailing your crap out.

Or Twitter just shut him down. He absolutely HAS to have violated Twitters user agreement.
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:45 PM   #210
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
He's proud of this. Sadly, so will his supporters be. They can't see how dangerous this kind of thing is to democracy.
It's not a democracy, it's a Republic. Democracy is so evil there's a Commie Socialist Leftist Mooslim We-hate-America party named after it. That's why we've got to make sure only the (far) right people vote!
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Old 24th May 2020, 06:55 PM   #211
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I remember seeing a documentary in which an elderly German soldier was talking about the end of the war. He had been captured by the Allies and at one point he and his unit were shown film of the liberation of the concentration camps. At the time, he and his friends had laughed, insisting that they were being shown fake footage staged by the Allies to make Germany look bad.
Fake news. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
My great-uncle, who had emigrated from Germany to the US just before WW1, went back to visit his family in Germany in 1957. His brother turned out to still be a die hard Hitler fan who refuse to recognize the crimes of Hitler and the Nazis. They never spoke again.
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Old 24th May 2020, 07:04 PM   #212
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Or Twitter just shut him down. He absolutely HAS to have violated Twitters user agreement.
He has. Continually. This was actually something that was being poked at a bunch early in his Presidency. Twitter acknowledged it, too, while also pointing out that they were in an interesting situation because Trump was significantly increasing the usage of Twitter in general.

So they've continued to favor profits over upholding the rules when it comes to Trump.
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3 years ago, a complete moron of a president told NBC's Lester Holt, "I was going to fire Comey. ... [W]hen I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.'" BAM! SPECIAL PROSECUTOR! Twitter Link
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The most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office is trying to lose AND take the Senate with him. Another Roy Moore fiasco so he can blame someone else for his own mess.
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Trump didn't build the wall and never had any intention of doing so. The ONE PERSON in the Trump administration who did anything about immigration was Jeff Session. And this lout attacks him.
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COVID gave Trump a chance to be a decent, compassionate human being (or pretending to be). But he couldn't even do that.
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Old 24th May 2020, 07:30 PM   #214
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Like most of the Trumpers, you don't understand the First Ammendment. You get a pass for being Australian, they don't.

The First Ammendment applies only to GOVERNMENT censorship. Private companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and yes, Breitbart are free to choose what content they allow.
Trump tweeting that MSDNC is being unfair to him and tagging the FCC, on the other hand, is a blatant violation.
To clarify, Trump is making another attempt at name-calling here (he's used this several times before.) It's actually MSNBC, a decidedly left-leaning network. But he calls it MSDNC because he's "cleverly" alluding that the DNC (Democratic National Committee) runs it.
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We just got a look at the official portrait for the self proclaimed Governor of Georgia. She fought a tough race, kissed a lot of babies and visited every buffet restaurant in the State. Joe will be a racist if he doesn’t pick her. #maga #tcot #kag

To protect PolyGrip during this pandemic, we have developed 2 options. With the DJT option, she will be able to tongue and adjust her dentures more easily. With duct tape, she won’t be able to drink booze on the job as much. Which do you think she will prefer? #maga #tcot #kag

Is The Trump trying to find twits to re-twit that are even more bat **** crazy than his own?

Does he think that it will make his own look less demented by comparison?

Tune in to our next exciting episode.
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Old 24th May 2020, 10:15 PM   #216
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He has. Continually. This was actually something that was being poked at a bunch early in his Presidency. Twitter acknowledged it, too, while also pointing out that they were in an interesting situation because Trump was significantly increasing the usage of Twitter in general.

So they've continued to favor profits over upholding the rules when it comes to Trump.
Suspending him (I'm not even going to think about a ban) would activate the base. It'd be evidence of the elite media conspiring against Republicans to throw the election to Biden. They want to "silence" the president. It doesn't matter that their arguments are utterly inhecorent.
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Old 24th May 2020, 10:37 PM   #217
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Suspending him (I'm not even going to think about a ban) would activate the base. It'd be evidence of the elite media conspiring against Republicans to throw the election to Biden. They want to "silence" the president. It doesn't matter that their arguments are utterly incoherent.
Plus there's an old saying, "better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt".

I want to see Trump's tweets, the more the better. At a minimum it gives us an insight to what he really thinks, and something to laugh about. Hopefully it will also help turn people away from him and convince them that he needs to be removed.
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Old 24th May 2020, 10:47 PM   #218
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Trump has never become a public servant in any sense. He's still a (supposedly) billionaire sitting in a public servant's chair.
I would pay money to hear some reporter ask “Mr. President, you recently retweeted someone who referred to you as a public servant. Do you see yourself as a public servant? Are you here to serve the American people?”
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Suspending him (I'm not even going to think about a ban) would activate the base. It'd be evidence of the elite media conspiring against Republicans to throw the election to Biden. They want to "silence" the president. It doesn't matter that their arguments are utterly inhecorent.
And in response, they would ... quit Twitter?
not likely.
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Like most of the Trumpers, you don't understand the First Ammendment. You get a pass for being Australian, they don't.

The First Ammendment applies only to GOVERNMENT censorship. Private companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and yes, Breitbart are free to choose what content they allow.
Trump tweeting that MSDNC is being unfair to him and tagging the FCC, on the other hand, is a blatant violation.
OK, I take your point.

So what is the situation when the government tries to censor what a private company says? Which is what it would be if Trump wanted the government to shut down or otherwise control Twitter.
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Whoa!

Ann Coulter tweeted
3 years ago, a complete moron of a president told NBC's Lester Holt, "I was going to fire Comey. ... [W]hen I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.'" BAM! SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!

The most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office is trying to lose AND take the Senate with him. Another Roy Moore fiasco so he can blame someone else for his own mess.

Trump didn't build the wall and never had any intention of doing so. The ONE PERSON in the Trump administration who did anything about immigration was Jeff Session. And this lout attacks him.

COVID gave Trump a chance to be a decent, compassionate human being (or pretending to be). But he couldn't even do that.
...wow

I mean...

I know she is a self-serving hard-right anti-Semitic anti-vaxx skank. But she is not altogether foolish. So such a display of wokeness over Jeff Session could only mean one thing...either she has a new book coming out soon, or she has given up tagging along with the blithering idiots and now doesn't want to go down with the rapidly sinking Trump ship.

Or both.
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...wow



I mean...



I know she is a self-serving hard-right anti-Semitic anti-vaxx skank. But she is not altogether foolish. So such a display of wokeness over Jeff Session could only mean one thing...either she has a new book coming out soon, or she has given up tagging along with the blithering idiots and now doesn't want to go down with the rapidly sinking Trump ship.



Or both.
We are all talking about her again after Trump stole her schtick.
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It's basically everything we spent years warning about in the conspiracy theories forum. Widespread belief in CTs is corrosive to democracy. How can a CTist even conceive of voting for one side, when they really believe they're a bunch of murdering psychopaths who have kiddie sex dungeons in the basement of a pizza parlor? How can a non-CTist even conceive of voting for a party that actively promotes those kinds of nonsense beliefs? How do you debate with someone who turns around and spouts brand new nonsense every day? How do you debate with someone who thinks you're crazy and/or fatally stupid?
Another one: how can you vote the other party when, as a besotted Christian, you believe that their candidate was sent by god to save the nation.
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We are all talking about her again after Trump stole her schtick.
I'm getting the popcorn. And pizza. From Comet Ping Pong!
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Trump's tweets read more like an Enquirer or Sun front page than a president's statement.

How can any Republican with more than two brain cells see this as anything more than extremely embarrassing? Come on, ISF Republicans, explain this to me. Defend this kind of behavior with some kind of rational reason.

It’s all part of the librul bias of social media! Trump types, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”, and it comes out on Twitter like, “Sleepy Joe OBAMAGATE losers covfefe FAKE NEWS...”

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See, we keep saying, "Oh, they don't really believe that ****...", but then they keep acting like they really do believe it. 44% of Republicans think Bill Gates is going to use the COVID vaccine to inject them with "microchips". How does that belief fit in with your "We just don't want the Democrats to win!" theory? The best thing that could happen for Trump right now is for someone, anyone, to find an effective vaccine, so he can go full steam ahead on getting the economy re-started. How does spreading CTs about vaccines help with that?
^^^^^^^^^^^

We like to think we live in a reality-based world view. Well, in political reality too many people believe in utter nonsense. I have no idea how to address that issue but denying it is not a good start.
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Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available.

I give, and have given from the beginning, my entire yearly salary, $400,000 to $450,000, back to our government. Last check to HHS Covid relief. My great honor!

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Having the G7 meeting in Washington is very important for those countries, and the World!
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Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly.....

...vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!
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I have a pretty firm memory of Obama golfing right after a beheading, and thinking the optics were horrible.
Why? (Assume it's true for the sake of this question.)

Really, what was Obama supposed to do after the deed was done? Don sackcloth and ashes?

Not exactly a parallel situation, but what's wrong with Trump playing golf? After all, he spends hours watching TV so exchanging that for some golf doesn't seem like much of a loss of leadership. Even supposing he was a competent president (I know, I know. Just go with me here.) he would spend much of his day on other matters anyway. At very high levels in any organization, leaders do not have the luxury of single mindedness on any one issue.

Finally, on Trump as he is, there is so very much more that is so very much worse that I don't give a **** that he played some golf.
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This is What '#QuidProQuo' with #Ukraine looks like
Please retweet this video so everyone of your friends can watch it
$1Billion in Aid was held so a prosecutor be fired
#JoeBiden in his own words says that Ukrainians did not believe him...'Call #BarackObama' he said
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The Democrats are trying to Rig the 2020 Election, plain and simple!

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

OBAMAGATE!
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The Democrats are trying to Rig the 2020 Election, plain and simple!

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

OBAMAGATE!
I can has president that doesn’t sound like a bot?
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Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available.
Yes, schools generally are full of very good information. Clearly that is something you failed to take on board when your daddy bought you out of Wharton.

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I give, and have given from the beginning, my entire yearly salary, $400,000 to $450,000, back to our government. Last check to HHS Covid relief. My great honor!
Never mind that it costs the US tax-payers more than twice that amount for you to have a single round of golf-cart driving in Virginia.
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...I know she is a self-serving hard-right anti-Semitic anti-vaxx skank. But she is not altogether foolish. So such a display of wokeness over Jeff Session could only mean one thing...either she has a new book coming out soon, or she has given up tagging along with the blithering idiots and now doesn't want to go down with the rapidly sinking Trump ship.

Or both.
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop but so far trump has not fired back. I'm sure he must be ranting about her in private. Of course, trump has already been reported as being angry with -- and has struck back at -- Fox News over their latest polling. Fox News link to poll
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Why doesn’t @FoxNews put up the CNBC POLL or the (believe it or not!) @CNN Poll? Hope Roger A is looking down and watching what has happened to this once beautiful creation!
I guess trump thinks Fox should just change the numbers to ones that favor trump. Ironically, he refers to CNBC and CNN polls. CNBC has them tied -- including in "six key battleground states" -- while CNN shows Biden leading 51%-46%. Link to CNBC poll CNN poll link
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Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available.

I give, and have given from the beginning, my entire yearly salary, $400,000 to $450,000, back to our government. Last check to HHS Covid relief. My great honor!
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OH, you mean like the "Much very good information" that it's already basically the end of the school year "in our country"? What a maroon.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available.

I give, and have given from the beginning, my entire yearly salary, $400,000 to $450,000, back to our government. Last check to HHS Covid relief. My great honor!
What? Does he have incentives?
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