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Old 17th June 2021, 11:52 PM   #241
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The musings of Trump:

"Amid a rambling, off-the-rails phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, former President Donald Trump finally admitted a critical fact: “We didn’t win.”

"Trump told Hannity Wednesday night: “Shockingly, we were supposed to win easily at 64 million votes, and we got 75 million votes, and we didn’t win. But let’s see what happens on that.”

"He also claimed he was subjected to “unfair” investigation “after investigation” while in office and complained to Hannity that Chevrolets aren’t being purchased in Berlin or Paris."

"Trump also boasted that “nobody did as good a job with the pandemic as we did.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/long-last-...004653164.html
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Old 18th June 2021, 12:42 AM   #242
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
fyi -- if you highlight everything, you highlight nothing.
Thanks for your input. It's interesting that's all you've got to say about my post.

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Old 18th June 2021, 02:14 AM   #243
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Thanks for your input. It's interesting that's all you've got to say about my post.
No. It's not.
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Old 18th June 2021, 03:04 AM   #244
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Trump could release a completely blank book, and it would top the Bestseller lists, because conservative groups would buy them in bulk at exactly the same time and then find a storage locker to dump them, as they have done for so many right-wingers in the past.
That would be the ultimate incarnation of the "how to get rich quick" books, the answer of which is always "by selling books to rubes who want to get rich quick".
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Old 18th June 2021, 03:05 AM   #245
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Originally Posted by RolandRat View Post
The musings of Trump:

"Amid a rambling, off-the-rails phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, former President Donald Trump finally admitted a critical fact: “We didn’t win.”
Caught that too, did you? To me it's further indication that The Big Lie is just a grift. I'd normally say "and not a very good one", but it clearly works.
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Old 18th June 2021, 03:33 AM   #246
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Caught that too, did you? To me it's further indication that The Big Lie is just a grift. I'd normally say "and not a very good one", but it clearly works.
It just shows how stupid Trump is.

"I won with 62.98 million votes last time so how could I not have won this time when I got 74.2 million votes?" He can't understand that and it's not his mental illness it's simply his stupidity.
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Old 18th June 2021, 04:06 AM   #247
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
It just shows how stupid Trump is.

"I won with 62.98 million votes last time so how could I not have won this time when I got 74.2 million votes?" He can't understand that and it's not his mental illness it's simply his stupidity.
There's a lot of other stupid following him, because they can't understand any of this either.
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Old 18th June 2021, 05:14 AM   #248
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Trump could release a completely blank book, and it would top the Bestseller lists, because conservative groups would buy them in bulk at exactly the same time and then find a storage locker to dump them, as they have done for so many right-wingers in the past.
Well, I once bought a book entitled "What Men Know About Women" for Christmas. It was a nicely bound paperback with a couple of hundred blank pages.

I'm sure someone could think up a suitable title for a similar Trump volume...
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Well, I once bought a book entitled "What Men Know About Women" for Christmas. It was a nicely bound paperback with a couple of hundred blank pages.

I'm sure someone could think up a suitable title for a similar Trump volume...
"A comprehensive guide to the ways in which Trump made America a Better Place"
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Turns out the civil rights lawyer that the goons in Michigan went to to overturn election results may be in a bit of trouble. Every lawyer who signed pretty much any related document should probably show up for the sanctions hearing judgeParker set up for July 6th (apparently there are three separate filings for sanctions).

Or, as Judge Parker writes, "IT IS SO ORDERED."
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
"A comprehensive guide to the ways in which Trump made America a Better Place"
Unabridged....
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Old 18th June 2021, 08:30 AM   #252
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
I would be tickled to death if I learned that “Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane” (a children’s picture book (published by Stephen Colbert and his staff) made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence) outsold anything that comes from Creepy Mc ****face from this point on.
Missed that one myself.
Wouldn't be surprised if T's issue is money, thinking he'd dictate for a week and get $30 million. And the houses are saying more like... $400,000 advance and 60 cents per copy sold, you prepay the ghostwriter.
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Old 18th June 2021, 08:35 AM   #253
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Aw, come on! Trump only met with Schwartz once or twice...hardly knew the guy. He only got Trump some covfefe a couple times while the future POTUS was writing like 18-20 hours a day.
C'mon... T only needs like 4 hours sleep. And most of that seems to be after the sun has come up. Why he's a regular superma...

Uh, sorry. I didn't say anything. Gotta go.
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Old 18th June 2021, 09:00 AM   #254
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Trump could release a completely blank book, and it would top the Bestseller lists, because conservative groups would buy them in bulk at exactly the same time and then find a storage locker to dump them, as they have done for so many right-wingers in the past.
I replied to one above about this... you're half right, it happens. But I think T needs guarantees that would require many millions of 'trashed' printings. I don't think any group can provide that.
It's the only reason I can figure he can't find a willing house... no guaranteed payout.
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Old 18th June 2021, 09:03 AM   #255
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I can't view that until later when I get higher throughput for the vids and pics. Sorry (crap Verizon plan on Visable).
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Old 18th June 2021, 09:12 AM   #256
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That would be the ultimate incarnation of the "how to get rich quick" books, the answer of which is always "by selling books to rubes who want to get rich quick".
Like posing with a couple bikini "models" by the [rented] supercars in front of the [rented] mansion to promote your "Get Rich in Real Estate" plan (with easy payment schedule) ?
Who was that asian late night infomercial jackhole?
(One of the "magnetic" or "chipped" bracelet scammers lived ~9 houses away for a while. I joked here that I could hit his house with a rock. A grenade would have been more to my liking [no, I wouldn't]. )
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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP View Post
Like posing with a couple bikini "models" by the [rented] supercars in front of the [rented] mansion to promote your "Get Rich in Real Estate" plan (with easy payment schedule) ?
Who was that asian late night infomercial jackhole?
Tom Vu. Who has since gone in to be a relatively successful professional poker player.

ETA: You can find samples of his infomercials on YouTube, in all their cheezy glory, complete with the random bikini-wearing women (who have no lines), and testimonials from his "students" who claim became rich using his scheme.
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No. It's not.
You made no other comment than to criticize my use of highlighting. I find that interesting. Would you now like to dispute what I find interesting?
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
Tom Vu. Who has since gone in to be a relatively successful professional poker player.

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Thanks. A blast from the past.
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Originally Posted by Mumbles View Post
Turns out the civil rights lawyer that the goons in Michigan went to to overturn election results may be in a bit of trouble. Every lawyer who signed pretty much any related document should probably show up for the sanctions hearing judgeParker set up for July 6th (apparently there are three separate filings for sanctions).

Or, as Judge Parker writes, "IT IS SO ORDERED."
About time these jerks get sanctioned...if not worse.
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The musings of Trump:

"Amid a rambling, off-the-rails phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, former President Donald Trump finally admitted a critical fact: “We didn’t win.”

"Trump told Hannity Wednesday night: “Shockingly, we were supposed to win easily at 64 million votes, and we got 75 million votes, and we didn’t win. But let’s see what happens on that.”

"He also claimed he was subjected to “unfair” investigation “after investigation” while in office and complained to Hannity that Chevrolets aren’t being purchased in Berlin or Paris."

"Trump also boasted that “nobody did as good a job with the pandemic as we did.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/long-last-...004653164.html
Yes. Let’s see what happens with that.
After all the idea that the only the person who won the election should hold office is so provincial.
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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP View Post
Missed that one myself.
Wouldn't be surprised if T's issue is money, thinking he'd dictate for a week and get $30 million. And the houses are saying more like... $400,000 advance and 60 cents per copy sold, you prepay the ghostwriter.
Am I being overly cynical when I assume that if President Chucklehead did sign such a deal, then after
two days, he would get bored, tell the writer that he had produced enough material, and then walk
away with the unshakeable belief that he understood hard work more than anyone in the world?
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I replied to one above about this... you're half right, it happens. But I think T needs guarantees that would require many millions of 'trashed' printings. I don't think any group can provide that.
It's the only reason I can figure he can't find a willing house... no guaranteed payout.
I also think that this might have been possible when the marmalade manchild was in power and the Republican party was riding high on cash and people willing to donate to make bulk purcchases. That was how the sprog's book became a bestseller. Now, I don't think Trump has that kind of unbroken support with people willing to part with cash. The Republican Party itself will not wish to get involved with a lot of internal resistance. Also, I don't think the various factions of devotees have that much of spare cash lying around.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgntp

OK, this and every headline I see that involves him and some others losing large amounts of money gives me a lot of personal satisfaction. But I think it also speaks to the effects of a complete lack of government coordination. They asked and trusted the private market to step in and do the government's job, and now a lot of companies are suffering because of over forecasting and demand cratering.

Next time you're at a store and they're short or out of something you want, just think about how a lot of companies switched their production over to help in a pandemic, over produced, and now there's warehouses full of products people don't want taking up space that could be filled with things they do want. And how manufacturers can't ship the goods you do want to the retailers because there's no where to put it. Logistics are a mess across the country right now, and I believe this is why.
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Georgia's Secretary of State says more than 100,000 names will be removed from state's voter record

This mass removal, or voter "purge," mainly targeted those who filled out a change of address form (about 67,000) or had election mail returned (about 34,000), the AP reported. Voters can also be purged if they are declared "inactive" meaning they have not participated in an election in a certain number of years.

The purge accounts for 1.3% of the state's 7.8 million registered voters, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Eligible voters who are removed can re-register to vote.

"Making sure Georgia's voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections," Raffensperger said in a statement. "That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls."

https://businessinsider.com/georgia-...-record-2021-6
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgntp

OK, this and every headline I see that involves him and some others losing large amounts of money gives me a lot of personal satisfaction. But I think it also speaks to the effects of a complete lack of government coordination. They asked and trusted the private market to step in and do the government's job, and now a lot of companies are suffering because of over forecasting and demand cratering.

Next time you're at a store and they're short or out of something you want, just think about how a lot of companies switched their production over to help in a pandemic, over produced, and now there's warehouses full of products people don't want taking up space that could be filled with things they do want. And how manufacturers can't ship the goods you do want to the retailers because there's no where to put it. Logistics are a mess across the country right now, and I believe this is why.
Schadenfreude. Love it.

Has the lying SOB thought about donating them to countries in Africa, C. and S. America, and Asia where the pandemic is still raging?
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Georgia's Secretary of State says more than 100,000 names will be removed from state's voter record

This mass removal, or voter "purge," mainly targeted those who filled out a change of address form (about 67,000) or had election mail returned (about 34,000), the AP reported. Voters can also be purged if they are declared "inactive" meaning they have not participated in an election in a certain number of years.

The purge accounts for 1.3% of the state's 7.8 million registered voters, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Eligible voters who are removed can re-register to vote.

"Making sure Georgia's voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections," Raffensperger said in a statement. "That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls."

https://businessinsider.com/georgia-...-record-2021-6
Betting that Stacy Abrams will have 150,000 genuine voter registrations added in short order. Probably the same people Raffensberger will have just removed.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Georgia's Secretary of State says more than 100,000 names will be removed from state's voter record

This mass removal, or voter "purge," mainly targeted those who filled out a change of address form (about 67,000) or had election mail returned (about 34,000), the AP reported. Voters can also be purged if they are declared "inactive" meaning they have not participated in an election in a certain number of years.

The purge accounts for 1.3% of the state's 7.8 million registered voters, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Eligible voters who are removed can re-register to vote.
That is so weird to me, as a Canadian. I'm _always_ registered to vote, ever since I turned 18. I didn't even have to do anything. I don't even need ID when I go vote.

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"Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls."
Again, weird. Who's ineligible, except kids and non-citizens?
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That is so weird to me, as a Canadian. I'm _always_ registered to vote, ever since I turned 18. I didn't even have to do anything. I don't even need ID when I go vote.



Again, weird. Who's ineligible, except kids and non-citizens?
The US is a federation. They vote per state. So you need to be eligible in a particular state.

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The US is a federation. They vote per state. So you need to be eligible in a particular state.

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Canada is also a federation, so that changes nothing.
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Again, weird. Who's ineligible, except kids and non-citizens?
The biggest problematic category of ineligibles is likely the "didn't vote for a couple elections, so they were removed on the presumption that they had moved" category. It's a metric that seems to have about 1/3 accuracy and its effects are notably skewed to affect Democrats more. It's not the only state to use that tactic, incidentally, and it's just about always handled in a manner that's not very transparent - which has lead to plenty of cases of outright wrongfully purged names. IIRC, Ohio was an exception a couple of years ago and had made a list available pre-purge. A person did a simple check that compared records and a disturbingly significant percentage of the names on the list should not have been there, with disproportionate numbers of those from Democratic Party leaning counties.

Hardly the only group or set of problems, of course.
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Old 20th June 2021, 01:10 PM   #272
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Again, weird. Who's ineligible, except kids and non-citizens?
In some US states people with felony convictions aren't allowed to vote. (See Where People Convicted of Felonies Can Vote in the U.S.[thoughtco.com].) Many have laws saying felons can't vote while in prison, but the right is restored upon completion of the sentence. Others extend the ban to the parole period and probation.

Eleven states—Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming—have more or less permanent restrictions on people with felony convictions from voting. Virginia is working to fix that.

I suspect states have residency requirements as well, otherwise people living near the border of a state could drive across and vote in their neighbouring state's elections.
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I suspect states have residency requirements as well, otherwise people living near the border of a state could drive across and vote in their neighbouring state's elections.
It goes even smaller-scale than that. You're not allowed to vote in different counties or in some other town's elections in the same county either. That's why voter registration lists exist: you're only supposed to vote in one place, so other places shouldn't have you on their lists.

One of the catches with this comes from people who don't bother de-registering from one place when they move to another, which is practically everybody. So the only way for any particular voting site to avoid accepting votes from people who don't live there anymore is to have some way to conclude that they don't live there anymore without being told.
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Old 20th June 2021, 03:02 PM   #274
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That is so weird to me, as a Canadian. I'm _always_ registered to vote, ever since I turned 18. I didn't even have to do anything. I don't even need ID when I go vote.
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How do they make sure you only vote in your province, town, parliamentary district etc.?
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Georgia's Secretary of State says more than 100,000 names will be removed from state's voter record

This mass removal, or voter "purge," mainly targeted those who filled out a change of address form (about 67,000) or had election mail returned (about 34,000), the AP reported. Voters can also be purged if they are declared "inactive" meaning they have not participated in an election in a certain number of years.

The purge accounts for 1.3% of the state's 7.8 million registered voters, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Eligible voters who are removed can re-register to vote.

"Making sure Georgia's voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections," Raffensperger said in a statement. "That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls."

https://businessinsider.com/georgia-...-record-2021-6
Actually kind of good that this is happening so soon in election cycles. A nastier trick would be to do this closer to a major election, before there's time for an organized effort to encourage people to check and correct their registration status.
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How do they make sure you only vote in your province, town, parliamentary district etc.?
Your polling place is determined for you based on the data in your registration.

If you show up at a different polling place, you will not be on their list. They will direct you to your polling place. You may request a provisional ballot, but it likely will have some issues from your correct jurisdiction missing/issues outside your jurisdiction will be invalidated. You may have to return to an election authority office within a few days to prove your residency in the jurisdiction you claimed to live in or the entire provisional ballot will be invalidated.
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The former guy's Fathers Day message:

"Happy Father’s Day to all, including the Radical Left, RINOs, and other Losers of the world. Hopefully, eventually, everyone will come together!"

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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Actually kind of good that this is happening so soon in election cycles. A nastier trick would be to do this closer to a major election, before there's time for an organized effort to encourage people to check and correct their registration status.
True, but how many people know to check their registration status when they assume, as most people do, that they are registered if they've voted before and haven't moved? Even some who have moved may not know to register again.

Before either the 2020 or 2016 election (I've forgotten which), I heard about checking your registration so I checked my, my husband's and my daughter's status. My daughter and I were still registered but for some reason, my husband was not. We've lived in the same house for over 20 years so he had not moved and had voted in all Federal and State elections. Thankfully, he easily re-registered online in time for the election.
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Originally Posted by dmaker View Post
The former guy's Fathers Day message:

"Happy Father’s Day to all, including the Radical Left, RINOs, and other Losers of the world. Hopefully, eventually, everyone will come together!"

Stay classy, TFG.
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
"Class" and "Trump" are antonymous.
For someone who cares so much about his brand, Trump is pretty trashy in every important sense. It's all part of the grift mentality, I guess.
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