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Old 27th February 2024, 11:27 PM   #2001
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Originally Posted by Tero View Post
Trump was worried about illegal aliens coming here speaking "unknown languages." He might not have thought this through. Speaking only unknown languages would put them at a distinct disadvantage for taking over America.
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Unknown language??? Quick! Somebody call an anthropologist!
Quick question: How would Donny know these were "unknown" languages? He is monolingual and struggles dreadfully with that one. I get the impression that even English words of more than one syllable baffle him. So would he be able to distinguish Spanish or Arabic or any other language? Perhaps he means languages "unknown to Trump". IOW, every language including high school English.
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Old 28th February 2024, 06:33 AM   #2002
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The actual quote

"We have languages coming into our country -- we don't have one instructor in our entire nation that can speak that language. These are languages, it's the craziest thing, they have languages that nobody in this country has ever heard of,"
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Old 28th February 2024, 06:40 AM   #2003
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
The actual quote

"We have languages coming into our country -- we don't have one instructor in our entire nation that can speak that language. These are languages, it's the craziest thing, they have languages that nobody in this country has ever heard of,"
And...? The statement still remains ignorant and stupid...
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Old 28th February 2024, 06:43 AM   #2004
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
The actual quote

"We have languages coming into our country -- we don't have one instructor in our entire nation that can speak that language. These are languages, it's the craziest thing, they have languages that nobody in this country has ever heard of,"
Is that any more rational?
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Old 28th February 2024, 06:45 AM   #2005
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It’s just another manifestation of his pathology.

“Who knew healthcare could be so complicated?”

And, about Lincoln: “Great president. Most people don’t even know he was a Republican,” Trump said while addressing attendees at the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner. “Does anyone know? Lot of people don’t know that.””

And now this. Too many more to list.
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Old 28th February 2024, 06:54 AM   #2006
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Originally Posted by Susheel View Post
And...? The statement still remains ignorant and stupid...
And..now people can Google it and listen to it in context rather than wonder what the hell Tero's talking about.

Glad to have helped.
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Old 28th February 2024, 09:17 AM   #2007
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
And..now people can Google it and listen to it in context rather than wonder what the hell Tero's talking about.

Glad to have helped.
Context makes it no less stupid.
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Old 28th February 2024, 09:51 AM   #2008
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Context makes it no less stupid.
I'm actually reminded that it could actually be a rather good thing for said language speakers to come to our country. We used something similar to great effect in the past, as I recall. Having more speakers of minor languages available both opens up more options and serves as a defense against such being used against us.
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Old 28th February 2024, 10:01 AM   #2009
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
Context makes it no less stupid.
Now tell me something I don't know.
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Old 28th February 2024, 10:19 AM   #2010
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Originally Posted by Andy_Ross View Post
Is that any more rational?
No, of course it's even stupider. Aside from being crazily paranoid and false, if someone in the country, even illegally, speaks a language, it's demonstrably untrue that nobody in the country has heard of it.

And, of course, as Aridas points out, having some rare languages isn't such a bad thing. After generations of attempts to eradicate native American languages, suddenly the few left became useful and all that other stuff was forgotten. As long as Rudolph is useful, we'll let him be substitute permanent catcher in the reindeer games.

But of course, the base will eat this stuff up, shaking with fear at the invasion of dreaded diversity and secret tongues, although their kids probably know more words in Klingon and Elven than Trump will ever learn in Slovenian.
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Old 28th February 2024, 11:00 AM   #2011
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Trump often speaks a language I don't understand.

Deport him forthwith.
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Old 28th February 2024, 12:30 PM   #2012
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Trump often speaks a language I don't understand.

Deport him forthwith.

He often speaks a language he doesn't understand.
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Old 28th February 2024, 02:45 PM   #2013
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Originally Posted by Fast Eddie B View Post
It’s just another manifestation of his pathology.

“Who knew healthcare could be so complicated?”

And, about Lincoln: “Great president. Most people don’t even know he was a Republican,” Trump said while addressing attendees at the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner. “Does anyone know? Lot of people don’t know that.””

And now this. Too many more to list.

We've seen it many times before. He's the most brilliant person on Earth, so if he doesn't know something, then obviously nobody else knows it either.
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Old 28th February 2024, 03:27 PM   #2014
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Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
Unknown language??? Quick! Somebody call an anthropologist!
Or a philologist!

https://youtu.be/RXWFyj7so3A?si=kArpBUp06uxE7Mtb&t=81

Though, hopefully one with less id than trump has ego.
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Old 29th February 2024, 02:57 AM   #2015
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Old 29th February 2024, 04:33 AM   #2016
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Illinois judge rules Trump ineligible for Republican primary ballot over Jan. 6 riot.
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Old 29th February 2024, 06:29 AM   #2017
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That's really clever - if you squint and look at that your brain does resolve it to be Trump.
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Old 29th February 2024, 07:30 AM   #2018
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Illinois judge rules Trump ineligible for Republican primary ballot over Jan. 6 riot.
Technically, I believe he was ruled ineligible for the primary ballot because Illinois requires candidates to certify that they are qualified to serve in the position, and Trump falsely claimed to be qualified to serve as President. In effect, Trump was dinged for filing an application that failed to acknowledge the fact that a court had found Trump to be ineligible for the office of US President.

Note that Colorado's finding of fact (that Trump is ineligible because of the 14th Amendment) has not been overturned. The Colorado court's decision has been stayed, but has not been overturned.

The Illinois decision is paused to give Trump time to appeal. If the US Supreme Court overturns Colorado's decision while the Illinois decision is paused, I assume the SCOTUS's decision will have the effect of overturning the Illinois decision as well.
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Old 1st March 2024, 12:23 AM   #2019
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That's really clever - if you squint and look at that your brain does resolve it to be Trump.
Needs more fake tan raccoon eyes.
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