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by thoreau
51 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, it may look bad, but that just proves that it isn't what it seems because he's too smart to do anything this bad. Missing a reference to "skin in the game"; 6/10 for familiar thoreau snark ;) I'm working on a best hits album with remastered "Remember, Kerry would have been worse" tracks.
by thoreau
Today, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1151
Views: 50044

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Just pathetic excuse-making for Trump this morning. Even though he says he agrees that the Russians did try to meddle! But they were just revealing “uncomfortable truths” about Hillary, so they’re really the heroes of this story, and we meddle in elections all the time so it’s not really a big deal...
by thoreau
Today, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6464
Views: 189827

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Trade wars are good and easy to win.

Book smarts mean nothing.

We have a dire STEM shortage.
by thoreau
Today, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

At 25:12 he starts talking about his electoral college victory.

by thoreau
Today, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1151
Views: 50044

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

nicole wrote:
Today, 17:20
Watching him live rn on Wolf Blitzer. This is shameful. A low point. I’ve been shaking my head for what feels like ten minutes. Sad!
What's he saying?
by thoreau
Today, 16:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Guys, this isn't proof of anything. Maybe Trump sincerely believes Putin and has no idea that any of the people around him were playing games with Russian intelligence.

I mean, it may look bad, but that just proves that it isn't what it seems because he's too smart to do anything this bad.
by thoreau
Today, 15:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 841
Views: 27602

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

They just arrested Maria Butina.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/politics ... index.html

Mueller has some balls on him.
by thoreau
Today, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Something in this case should have broke by now if there was any real proof of significant wrongdoing. Especially so if you think Trump is so stupid as to order a treasonous act in public. He can't be both a conspiratorial mastermind and a boob who publicly admits to his own conspiracies. I strongl...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

I think the problem is that people are a bit too enamored of an idea akin to the Efficient Markets Hypothesis. Bluntly, I'm looking back through the last several pages, and I'm lost as to what claim you're trying to advance and what position you actually think you're arguing against. I claim that T...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2018, 18:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

He isn't a conspiratorial Mastermind. He's a guy going along with what's happening. That's still inexcusable, and impeachable.
by thoreau
14 Jul 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Reread this. A million presumptions? Maybe one or two. But we know that his campaign manager was working with Kremlin allies in Ukraine, and that his Ukraine office manager is tied to Russia intelligence. We know that his son was eager to get aid from Russia. We know that Russia reached out to his s...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2018, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

I think the problem is that people are a bit too enamored of an idea akin to the Efficient Markets Hypothesis. If a rational, self-interested player with perfect information would not incriminate himself that way then it follows that Trump isn't actually incriminating himself, just trolling, because...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 23:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

All I know for sure is that the Don must be innocent. He had no idea what anyone around him was up to. And if he ever did say something to suggest that it's only because he's an innocent man who says stupid things. Real criminals are too smart to say anything incriminating. The Don is an innocent id...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

"I'll bet that Italian-American businessman with the thuggish personality had no idea that his sons, accountant, and business partner were all balls deep in the drug trade. And it's a total coincidence that the city council members whose campaigns he supported all turned a blind eye to the police ch...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 22:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

A million presumptions? Maybe one or two. But we know that his campaign manager was working with Kremlin allies in Ukraine, and that his Ukraine office manager is tied to Russia intelligence. We know that his son was eager to get aid from Russia. We know that Russia reached out to his sons through b...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

So if I understand the defenses of Trump in this thread, it's that Trump's rants about witch hunts are not because he is worried about what Mueller's investigation might turn up, but is Trump's civic-minded attempt to avoid seeing taxpayer funds wasted on pointless investigations (especially when t...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Maybe he's so brazen because he knows that his fans won't care one bit and his putative detractors will explain that it couldn't possibly mean what you think it means because nobody would be that dumb. I know you think his detractors are wrong in this case, but you don't have to call them putas. Th...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 20:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

I doubt any duck weighs 239 pounds.
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Could a Democrat get away with expressing a hope that a foreign intelligence service will hack his political opponent's emails?
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 19:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Would any of those implicate him in a conspiracy that could result in him going to jail forever and/or being shot for treason? C'mon. "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, only an idiot would say something incriminating! The very fact that my client uttered those incriminating words therefore proves t...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 18:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 841
Views: 27602

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

This article lays out all of the trails between Trump and Russia over the past 30 years. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/trump-putin-russia-collusion.html And, no, I don't believe that in 1987 the Russians started planning to install him in the White House. I do think that they liked th...
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

So all of this is just a coincidence?

This is like talking to my colleagues who strive mightily to insist that all students are equally intelligent.
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

You are super weird about this t. He IS a troll. He may be other things but he in his bones at least a troll. The straightest line here by far is trolling, and you acting like that requires some extra burden is goofy. Look at who he's done business with. Look at who Manafort has done business with....
by thoreau
13 Jul 2018, 17:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5451
Views: 122111

Re: Orange is the new President

Maybe he's so brazen because he knows that his fans won't care one bit and his putative detractors will explain that it couldn't possibly mean what you think it means because nobody would be that dumb.