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Old 26th February 2020, 08:27 PM   #3721
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And Palpy was smarter. A Lot smarter.
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Old 26th February 2020, 08:50 PM   #3722
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Originally Posted by StillSleepy View Post
Plagueis taught him well. Skin care is an important skill for any aspiring Sith.
Disney should license commercials. Dark, sinister laboratory temple place. Zoom in on Palpatine. He cackles, lightning flashes, and he faces the camera to intone "The Dark Side is a pathway to much that is unnatural...but natural, youthful-looking skin doesn't require mastery of the Force at all. It can be yours, with Endoreal Face Formula, available at many fine stores." He could also hawk medicines ("Ask your Bothan if Darthmaulomab is right for you!"), lawsuits ("If you or someone you know was affected by Sarlacc Syndrome as a result of an industrial workplace, call this number today for free information about a settlement"), and denture adhesive (scenes of Palpatine laughing while watching toddler Rey on a tricycle, then eating corn on the cob at an Ewok cookout). Iger didn't read my emails, but I bet the new guy will!
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Old 26th February 2020, 09:01 PM   #3723
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He even already acquired the necessary marketing skills, having been elected as a Senator and getting himself promoted to Emperor Supreme Chancellor. Frankly, I'm not even sure if he missed his calling or made it.
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Old 26th February 2020, 09:17 PM   #3724
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Already rumors that Trump has been told by some CDC and HHS people that fatalaties are almost inevitable, and that basically Mikey is being set up as the fall guy to take the rap.
Not sure I buy that, but I think that Pence could make a good fall guy passed through Donnie's mind.
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It is telling that the first time Trump's spoken two words to or about Pence in recent memory was giving him the job of stopping a pandemic that was already underway.
This is a no brainer, just the thing Trump was saving Pence up for.

It's a losing proposition for Trump. What better fall guy than Pence?
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Old 27th February 2020, 12:49 AM   #3725
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Already rumors that Trump has been told by some CDC and HHS people that fatalaties are almost inevitable, and that basically Mikey is being set up as the fall guy to take the rap.
Not sure I buy that, but I think that Pence could make a good fall guy passed through Donnie's mind.
But to be fair, President Trump has that same thought about friends, family members, subordinates, recently-fired subordinates, cabinet members, foreign dignitaries, cartoon characters....
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Old 27th February 2020, 01:36 AM   #3726
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All the pardons he issued recently prove he doesn't need any preparing just to issue pardons, so if he is preparing something, it's not that.
Not true. On your behalf he spends several hours every morning listening to Fox & Friends to see who he should pardon. Don't diss his hard work.
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Old 27th February 2020, 02:00 AM   #3727
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Trump not knowing how to spell 'choker' ?
Get real, Glenn. Trump's spelling is correct; the dictionary is wrong.
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Old 27th February 2020, 02:09 AM   #3728
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So now that the Dow has dropped several hundred points over the past few days (due largely to fears of the Coronavirus impacting the economy), and after Trump has complained about the media's reporting on the disease, Trump has finally decided to appoint someone to coordinate the U.S. efforts to address the disease.

So who is this expert that will be tasked with the job of keeping America free from infection? Did they find someone who is experienced in epidemiology? Someone with a medical background?

Nope.... Trump gave the job to Mike Pence.
Seems appropriate - as far as I can tell, he has nothing else to do. Well, ok, he does have to shine Trump's shoes but still.....
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Old 27th February 2020, 03:26 AM   #3729
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We can’t simply reauthorize the system that allowed those lies and omissions to happen.

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Old 27th February 2020, 03:42 AM   #3730
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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Comey’s FBI misled the FISA Court 17 times.

We can’t simply reauthorize the system that allowed those lies and omissions to happen.

Now is our chance to fix it.
Now is our chance to abolish and hinder any process that might uncover our skullduggery. But we reserve the right to use those same means against our enemies.
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:28 AM   #3731
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There is of course also the possibility that Trump, facing re-election, has finally realized that there is a limit to how tyrannical and stupid his policies can appear even to his base, so he has distanced himself from the inevitable debacle by finding someone even stupider than himself - even perhaps stupid enough to believe that Trump will have his back. If the Corona virus hits a certain point, it's more likely that Trump will start calling him "Vice President What'sisname," that guy he barely knew.

The Trump regime always strikes me a little like that of the emperor in Star Wars. Every time some minion fails to get the desired results, the emperor kills him, and there, sure enough, another minion raises his hand and says "pick me pick me."
I highlighted the word in your post that undoes all the rest.
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Old 27th February 2020, 12:46 PM   #3732
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I highlighted the word in your post that undoes all the rest.
So sorry. I haven't quite mastered the trumpian language. I meant to say somehow or other someone told him in a way that tickled his self-interest....or something. Maybe Jared wants to run for vice next time around.
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Old 27th February 2020, 01:09 PM   #3733
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Meanwhile in MAGALAND
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...spiracy-117781
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Old 27th February 2020, 01:38 PM   #3734
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The tweet came after Limbaugh aired fears that the virus is being “weaponized” against Trump on his Monday radio program. He accused the “Drive-By Media” of overhyping the threat posed by the virus to tank financial markets.

“There’s nothing unusual about the coronavirus,” opined Limbaugh, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump earlier this month. Limbaugh, who also compared the virus to the "common cold," followed up on Tuesday by seizing on the Messonnier-Rosenstein connection.

Can a Medal of Freedom be rescinded by the next president? If ever there was a case for it, Limbaugh's is. Trump's done a lot of stupid and outrageous things, and giving Limbaugh the MofF is one of them.
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Old 27th February 2020, 02:12 PM   #3735
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Mean while the Stock Markets continue in free fall; Trump's news confenrece last night has fallen flat on it's face as for as reassuring Wall Street is concerned.
Not surprised. Wall Street is not stupid;they know incompetence when they see it. And they saw it last night.
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Old 27th February 2020, 03:19 PM   #3736
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And a few economists are starting to use the R word....
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Old 27th February 2020, 04:21 PM   #3737
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And a few economists are starting to use the R word....
It's Obama's fault. And Nancy's.
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Old 27th February 2020, 04:50 PM   #3738
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Disney should license commercials. Dark, sinister laboratory temple place. Zoom in on Palpatine. He cackles, lightning flashes, and he faces the camera to intone "The Dark Side is a pathway to much that is unnatural...but natural, youthful-looking skin doesn't require mastery of the Force at all. It can be yours, with Endoreal Face Formula, available at many fine stores." He could also hawk medicines ("Ask your Bothan if Darthmaulomab is right for you!"), lawsuits ("If you or someone you know was affected by Sarlacc Syndrome as a result of an industrial workplace, call this number today for free information about a settlement"), and denture adhesive (scenes of Palpatine laughing while watching toddler Rey on a tricycle, then eating corn on the cob at an Ewok cookout). Iger didn't read my emails, but I bet the new guy will!
"Ewok cookout" ?
There are two ways to take that... how dark are we going here?
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:03 PM   #3739
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"Ewok cookout" ?
There are two ways to take that... how dark are we going here?
One of the first things the Ewoks do when encountering our heroes is trying to roast them over a fire pit. At the end of Return of the Jedi, there seem to be a lot of fires and Imperial uniforms laying around the Ewok settlement. There's all sorts of ways it can be dark...
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:07 PM   #3740
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Look, in the Empire you take your cookouts where you can find them and if that means roasting corn over the smoldering remains of a teddy-bear infested jungle moon, so be it.
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:14 PM   #3741
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Look, in the Empire you take your cookouts where you can find them and if that means roasting corn over the smoldering remains of a teddy-bear infested jungle moon, so be it.
Beats whatever weird crap Rey was eating in the first of the new movies. Bubble bread? It looked distinctly claggy and stodgy. I'd rather eat clone meat with the teddy bears.
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:18 PM   #3742
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Old 27th February 2020, 05:53 PM   #3743
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And a few economists are starting to use the R word....
“Ruh-roh?”
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Mean while the Stock Markets continue in free fall; Trump's news confenrece last night has fallen flat on it's face as for as reassuring Wall Street is concerned.

Not surprised. Wall Street is not stupid;they know incompetence when they see it. And they saw it last night.
Wall Street is stupid but they know panic when they see it
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What the hell is wrong with you people? Almost 24 hours and we're still on the same page?
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What the hell is wrong with you people? Almost 24 hours and we're still on the same page?
We've all been on our respective same pages since November 2016.
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Already stories that a crackdown is underway to keep Health and CDC officals from speaking without clearing it with Pence.
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Old 27th February 2020, 09:45 PM   #3748
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Already stories that a crackdown is underway to keep Health and CDC officals from speaking without clearing it with Pence.
Oh, c’mon.
We’re supposed to believe VP Pence is bright enough and decisive enough to decide what can and cannot be said on an important issue?
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What the hell is wrong with you people? Almost 24 hours and we're still on the same page?

The only thing paying attention to the Trump base teaches us is that paying attention to the Trump base doesn't teach us anything.
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Oh, c’mon.
We’re supposed to believe VP Pence is bright enough and decisive enough to decide what can and cannot be said on an important issue?
Of course not - which is when in doubt he won't let anyone say anything.
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Of course not - which is when in doubt he won't let anyone say anything.
I kind of figured that if Mr. Trump used to write out letters for his personal doctor to sign, he feels more than qualified to write out letters that a team of doctors will sign. VP Pence’s job will be to just carry the letters to the CDC staff.

I’m waiting for a CDC spokes-person to say,
“Despite the best offorts of the Dumb Democrats to cause hysteria, President Trump’s CDC is exceptionally Close to producing both a vaccine and a cure for the Corona Virus.The President has been very helpful, he knows more about communicable diseases than anyone in the history of our country.”
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I kind of figured that if Mr. Trump used to write out letters for his personal doctor to sign, he feels more than qualified to write out letters that a team of doctors will sign. VP Pence’s job will be to just carry the letters to the CDC staff.



I’m waiting for a CDC spokes-person to say,

“Despite the best offorts of the Dumb Democrats to cause hysteria, President Trump’s CDC is exceptionally Close to producing both a vaccine and a cure for the Corona Virus.The President has been very helpful, he knows more about communicable diseases than anyone in the history of our country.”
At last Trump can use his military experience!
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Already stories that a crackdown is underway to keep Health and CDC officals from speaking without clearing it with Pence.
Trump is still aspiring to be as cool as the big boys, Putin and Xi.
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“Anti-Trump Network @CNN doing whatever it can to stoke a national Coronavirus panic. The far left Network pretty much ignoring anyone who they interview who doesn’t blame President Trump.” @trish_regan @FoxNews
Media refuses to discuss the great job our professionals are doing!

Congratulations and thank you to our great Vice President & all of the many professionals doing such a fine job at CDC & all other agencies on the Coronavirus situation. Only a very small number in U.S., & China numbers look to be going down. All countries working well together!

“Diagnosis positive: @CNN is infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’m calling out CNN for irresponsibly politicizing what should be a unifying battle against a virus that doesn’t choose sides.” @trish_regan @FoxNews
Like I say, they are Fake News!

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So, the Coronavirus, which started in China and spread to various countries throughout the world, but very slowly in the U.S. because President Trump closed our border, and ended flights, VERY EARLY, is now being blamed, by the Do Nothing Democrats, to be the fault of “Trump”.

The Do Nothing Democrats were busy wasting time on the Immigration Hoax, & anything else they could do to make the Republican Party look bad, while I was busy calling early BORDER & FLIGHT closings, putting us way ahead in our battle with Coronavirus. Dems called it VERY wrong!

“Federal Court Deals Major Blow To Sanctuary Cities.” @FoxNews In other words, there will be no more Federal Tax Dollars to States & Cities that will not cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement (ICE). This is BIG NEWS! Funds will be cut off immediately. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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Already stories that a crackdown is underway to keep Health and CDC officals from speaking without clearing it with Pence.
Now all he has to do is to make sure all of their officials are women, so they can never tell anyone anything.
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Apparently the Trump administration decided to repatriate Americans infected/exposed to the coronavirus against the advice of the CDC. Then they sent US health and human services employees without training or proper protective equipment to interact with then. Those employees were not screened and were allowed to leave the area and interact with the public and even board a commercial flight. Now a case is confirmed in the area this took place.

The whistleblower who reported this was retaliated against and forced to change positions or be fired.

The incompetence is astounding.
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Old 28th February 2020, 08:47 AM   #3758
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Apparently the Trump administration decided to repatriate Americans infected/exposed to the coronavirus against the advice of the CDC. Then they sent US health and human services employees without training or proper protective equipment to interact with then. Those employees were not screened and were allowed to leave the area and interact with the public and even board a commercial flight. Now a case is confirmed in the area this took place.

The whistleblower who reported this was retaliated against and forced to change positions or be fired.

The incompetence is astounding.
Bloody hell.
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Old 28th February 2020, 08:48 AM   #3759
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Originally Posted by The_Animus View Post
Apparently the Trump administration decided to repatriate Americans infected/exposed to the coronavirus against the advice of the CDC. Then they sent US health and human services employees without training or proper protective equipment to interact with then. Those employees were not screened and were allowed to leave the area and interact with the public and even board a commercial flight. Now a case is confirmed in the area this took place.

The whistleblower who reported this was retaliated against and forced to change positions or be fired.

The incompetence is astounding.
It's almost as if Trump and his administrator were ******* morons, but I've been assured by our resident Trump supporters that can't possibly be true.
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Old 28th February 2020, 08:49 AM   #3760
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Latest Whitehouse whinge and advice. First the whinge:

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has accused the media of stoking a coronavirus panic because they hope it will "take down" President Trump.

"We took extraordinary steps four or five weeks ago. Why didn't we hear about it? What was going on four or five weeks ago? Impeachment. And that's all the press wanted to talk about," he told a gathering of conservatives on Friday.

He said the press covered impeachment - which saw Mr Trump acquitted earlier in February - because they thought "it would bring down the president".

"The reason they are paying so much attention to it today is that they think this is going to bring down the president, that's what this is all about," he continued.
and the advice:

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His advice for the markets, which have been tanking worldwide over virus fears: "Turn off your televisions for 24 hours."
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