Everything Is Great and Amazing

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby The Original BJ » Tue May 29, 2018 2:00 pm

I know we’re all laughing now, but Roseanne’s odds of becoming the next National Security Advisor just skyrocketed.

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Tue May 29, 2018 1:57 pm

Here's the full scoop:

ABC has pulled the plug on “Roseanne” following a series of racist, anti-Semitic tweets fired off Tuesday by the show’s creator, Roseanne Barr.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have decided to cancel her show,” the network said in a statement Tuesday.

The decision comes after Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to the “Planet of the Apes” in a series of bizarre tweets that also targeted Chelsea Clinton and ​billionaire ​George Soros.

In a slew of tweets, Barr ranted about Clinton, claiming she was married to Soros’ nephew, accused Soros of being a “nazi” and took aim at Jarrett.
“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” she wrote in the tweet, which has been deleted.

Barr apologized to “Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans” before announcing she was quitting Twitter for good.

Her offensive comments sparked outrage on Twitter, where #SuspendRoseanneNow was trending.

Celebrities, including “Avengers” star Don Cheadle and Barr’s ex-husband Tom Arnold, also weighed in.

“You can take @RoseanneOnABC out of racism,” Cheadle tweeted, “but you can’t take the racism out of @therealroseanne …”

In a reply to CNN’s Brian Stelter — who noted ABC execs know Barr’s social media posts are “problematic” but that there’s no way to control her —
Arnold ripped his ex’s tweets as “dangerous.”
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Mister Tee » Tue May 29, 2018 12:39 pm

I'd say it was considerate of Roseanne Barr to issue her phenomenally racist tweet on the same day Starbucks is doing its close-half-a-day-to-combat-racism thing; it makes things so simple for cable news coordinators.

Of course, Roseanne issued the traditional not-really-apologizing apology (calling her an ape was a joke about her looks; can't you take a joke?). And then followed up by tweeting anti-Semitic falsehoods about George Soros.

I know this is FAR from the most important thing that's happened this week -- or even today. But the pit of slime we're swimming in because of this appalling president just becomes harder to tolerate some days, and it can be the smallest thing that sets one off.

ON EDIT: And 15 minutes after I post this, the show's cancelled. Have to say, I'm surprised they'd give up a ratings success so quickly.

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Sat May 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Just in time for his re-election campaign. He is going to be campaigning against this. This is going to be surreal.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Fri May 18, 2018 10:53 am

Since he's starting his second year, this assumes he will be finished before it goes into a third next year at this time.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby flipp525 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:32 am

Wasn’t the start of the investigation really in summer of 2016? He could be factoring that into the “three” figure.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Fri May 18, 2018 7:57 am

Like a lot of people, I was thrown by Seth Abramson's twitter yesterday:

@SethAbramson
PLEASE RT if you want to congratulate Bob Mueller on one of the most well-run first years of a complex federal investigation in recent memory. A case this big would normally take over 5 years, and Mueller is on pace to do it in under 3. America owes his team a debt of gratitude.


...three? So, just in time for Trump's second term?
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Sat May 12, 2018 12:10 pm

Point taken. The fallout from the Iran Deal and the immediate heightened tensions.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby flipp525 » Sat May 12, 2018 11:23 am

Sabin wrote:Well, THAT didn't take fucking long, did it?

Yeah, what exactly are you referencing here, Sabin? It’s impossible to know, as Bog states.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Bog » Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 am

This country is so fucked it's borderline impossible to pinpoint via post timestamp which Trumpian debacle you are referencing. The mere fact it has come to this is (hyperbolically?) epic scale. I'm certain in the past if I had merely googled-- "Obama/Bush news for WEEK of/MONTH of (insert date)" I'd have easily pinpointed the referenced item .

Trump news for May 10th at 8pm search results led me still not knowing which didn't take long...haha

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 pm

Well, THAT didn't take fucking long, did it?
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Wed May 09, 2018 1:55 am

It's gotten to the point where I dread turning on the news. Not only is all of it bad, it's dominated by the most vile human beings on the planet. If there's anyone I can't stand more than Trump, it's Giuliani. Now the pundits are all over CNN and MSNBC wondering what happened to "America's mayor", which is something he never was although that was the affectionate reference they gave him after 9/11. He was always a two-bit hustler just like his buddy, Trump and all the other creeps they surround themselves with.

I know eventually the worm will turn and we will be over this national nightmare, but in the meantime it feels like being straight-jacketed in an insane asylum where the biggest nuts are the ones running the place.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Tue May 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Well, the Iran deal was nice while it lasted...
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Mon May 07, 2018 2:22 pm

The new president of the NRA is Oliver Fucking North. Well, he certainly knows about arming people.

The only thing that gives me hope about the future of this country is that the right wing is such an embarrassing dumpster fire of human failure that MAYBE it just won't survive. The odds on that are shitty, but they are better than they've ever been.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/politics ... index.html
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Michelle Wolf's WHCD roast in its entirety. Fucking great stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god-h9N82G0
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver


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