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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu May 04, 2017 11:43 pm

I could have done without the singing. Still, better that than the fiddling all the Neros in the Republican party are doing.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Thu May 04, 2017 2:21 pm

House Democrats started chanting "Na, na, na, na/Hey hey/Goodbye" as Republicans passed Repeal & Replacement.

Hope they're right.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 am

This one is right in Trump's backyard, the state where he's spent all his down time since becoming president.

It's in the same vein as ICE deporting mothers of young children including special needs kids, and now registered dreamers.

The ten-year-old autistic kid is obviously a handful, but the incident in which he kicked the teacher's aid because he or she frightened him occurred last November. He was suspended for six months. His mother was asked to bring him to his special needs school for testing so they would know where to place him when his suspension ends next month. The cops were waiting to arrest him on a felony warrant on a complaint filed by the school unbeknownst to the mother in November. He was hauled off in handcuffs, thinking his mother was part of the conspiracy.

First they came for the fathers, then the mothers, then the kids of the "illegals", now they're going for the less-than-perfect kids. It reeks of Nazi Germany.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:21 pm

Come on. There have ALWAYS been stories like these.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:17 pm

Is this what life is going to be like in Trump's America from now on?

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/10yo-a ... ed-school/
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:40 pm

When I said I FUCKING HOPE THAT RACIST, SEXIST ASSHOLE IS GONE BEFORE SUMMER...I meant Donald Trump, but this is cool too.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:55 pm

It means he can get on the airwaves and continue to normalize his presidency. And every day we get more and more used to this guy, the harder it's going to be to get him out of office. I don't care how long Watergate took. I am done overestimating the attention span of the American people.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:18 pm

Sabin wrote:Because that's the one our President tweeted so it's all across the internet.

And that means what, exactly?
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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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