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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm

Because that's the one our President tweeted so it's all across the internet.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 pm

He's probably at 50% of the old farts they poll, but every other poll has him 39-40% - so why pay attention to Rasmussen when, as you note, their polling tactics are outdated?
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:24 am

The latest Rassmussen poll has Trump at 50% approval. Rassmussen's polling tactics are outdated and their 2016 predictions were Clinton 322, Trump 216; 50-50 Senate; GOP holds House, so I don't know why they fucking matter anymore, but we are a gross country that likes entertainment and Trump stayed on TV for as long as he did for a reason.

http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_co ... rack_apr18
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:59 am

Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet”

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... aker-says/
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Heksagon » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:19 am

Sabin wrote: He can take away their healthcare

Actually, he can't take away their health care :D Maybe you should say "he can try".

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:10 pm

Sonic Youth wrote
I suspect this question would be just as hypothetical if she were president as it is now.

She wouldn't do this. There's no way. The right would vilify her as using evasion tactics from whatever pointless investigation they were launching on her. They'd question her sanity. And the left would despise her for it. This is something only Trump could do.

And from what I see on Twitter, his people love it. He can take away their healthcare but as long as we're using weapons against terrorists, they will cheer until they die. Now we know his tactic: put on a big enough show, and people will support him even as he proves to be their undoing.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:
Sabin wrote:It's moments like these that I recognized how incredibly party-affiliated I am. When I read the reports yesterday, I just felt sick and horrible about the implications of what is to come. But then I ask myself, would I feel the same way if Hillary Clinton were the President?


IYes, I know he has been given the right. That doesn't matter to me. President or not, someone with his background should not be allowed to have anything to do with bombs. This power has to be taken away from him. "Inappropriate" doesn't begin to describe it. It's like giving someone who's never had a driver's license permission to operate a bulldozer. It has made me nauseous. And it's all being done in our name.


It's worse than that. We know, from last week, that any time he does drop a bomb, a significant portion of the DC pundit establishment will rush to proclaim him "presidential". Since their praise is what he thirsts after most, I expect him to do this as much/often as he can, especially whenever there's news unfavorable to him. (Which, from what I'm hearing, is quite plentiful and likely to only increase in the weeks ahead.)

I don't think it's just partisan to think that, if Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama were doing this, we'd at least have the sense that they'd made their best considered judgment before moving to action. I'd think the same of even some Republicans (though fewer than I'd prefer). But in Trump's case, the very phrase "considered judgment" evokes only hysterical laughter.

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:19 pm

Sabin wrote:It's moments like these that I recognized how incredibly party-affiliated I am. When I read the reports yesterday, I just felt sick and horrible about the implications of what is to come. But then I ask myself, would I feel the same way if Hillary Clinton were the President?


I suspect this question would be just as hypothetical if she were president as it is now.

What makes me sick to my stomach - and I mean literally - is that he is a building magnate. He has spent his life putting up buildings and producing television shows. Such a person should have no right dropping murderous weapons on other people. Yes, I know he has been given the right. That doesn't matter to me. President or not, someone with his background should not be allowed to have anything to do with bombs. This power has to be taken away from him. "Inappropriate" doesn't begin to describe it. It's like giving someone who's never had a driver's license permission to operate a bulldozer. It has made me nauseous. And it's all being done in our name.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:18 pm

How comforting to learn that this went through the U.N. Security Council before implementing it... with blessings from the Pope and the Nobel committee, of course. I predict instantaneous stability, not only in the region, but all over the planet, with Mars and Venus thrown in for good measure.

It's only appropriate that this is nicknamed the "Mother of all Bombs". As far as presidents go, he's also quite a mother.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby mlrg » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm

I always thought that it would start in 2019-2020. I guess I was wrong. It will be sooner.

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:06 pm

Jesus.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:54 pm

It's moments like these that I recognized how incredibly party-affiliated I am. When I read the reports yesterday, I just felt sick and horrible about the implications of what is to come. But then I ask myself, would I feel the same way if Hillary Clinton were the President? Or if they had happened under Obama's presidency? And the answer is "No." I would have grave concerns and worry, but I wouldn't feel like we were on the precipice of World War III. Both President Obama and a President Hillary Clinton (MAN, I still can't believe I'm not going to see that more often) would warrant a very limited trust that they had reviewed the documents and proceeded with caution.

Actually, party-affiliated isn't the correct choice of words. I just don't trust this guy to do anything.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Maybe he can help fix Syria's healthcare. They're going to need it.

Not to deny that that beast Assad isn't doing his part, but President T isn't a man who likes to be outdone.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:23 pm

I never thought I'd say this but I really wish he'd get back to fixing health care.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:39 pm

That should stop those pesky refugees.
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