Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Shem » 31 May 2018, 20:33

dhex wrote:
31 May 2018, 18:48
Also people are hung up on the cunt thing rather than the subsequent suggestion that she put on a revealing outfit so her father will pay attention.

Like one of those things is waaaaaaaaaaaay worse.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by dhex » 31 May 2018, 20:47

Yeah no I mean you'd think anyone not trump would point to that before cunt but the c word is I guess still toxic in the US enough that it has some persuasive power.

Power above "go seduce your dad" .

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jadagul » 01 Jun 2018, 00:28

thoreau wrote:
31 May 2018, 20:01
lunchstealer wrote:
31 May 2018, 19:17
Stewart is fine by me because she wasn't even charged with a crime. She didn't have real insider knowledge of the company she traded, and didn't have any real duty not to act on the tip that the CEO was dumping his stock for some unknown reason. But Comey just couldn't leave well enough alone, so he blustered and got her to fib to cover the tracks of her not-crime, and then slammed her for that.
Sure, on some level I don't object to pardoning her.

I fundamentally object to prioritizing her case over countless others. She's doing fine in life. Her criminal conviction isn't holding her back. Pardoning her is valid but low-priority. If he pardons a rich friend, and does so while Mueller is going after a whole bunch of his friends to get at his misconduct, and does so after being shown the case of a person who's suffering far more, that just reinforces everything we already know.

So, good for Stewart, but fuck that guy.
A lot of Trump associates are vulnerable to being charged with lying to the FBI. This is probably why he wants to pardon people who were convicted of lying to the FBI.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 01 Jun 2018, 01:02

And that is another reason why I am not all that enthusiastic about pardoning Martha Stewart. For all the bullshit that the feds can pull on people by charging them with lying to the FBI, there's also a lot of bullshit that a President can pull by pardoning friends and allies who lied to the FBI.

If the next President wants to pardon Martha Stewart, fine. Hell, if this President wants to do it on his way out, fine. But if he does it while Mueller is poking around, we all know what is going on.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Jun 2018, 02:13

thoreau wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 01:02
If the next President wants to pardon Martha Stewart, fine. Hell, if this President wants to do it on his way out, fine. But if he does it while Mueller is poking around, we all know what is going on.
Yeah, it's not like she's in prison or anything.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 01 Jun 2018, 03:24

Trump wants to impose a complete ban on German luxury cars.

He also wants this:

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 01 Jun 2018, 03:36

He also seems to have taken on some part time work at a coffee shop in a college town.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 02 Jun 2018, 14:39

I just came across this. It may be old, but I thought it was perfect.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 02 Jun 2018, 15:28

JFK should be corned beef and cabbage.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 02 Jun 2018, 17:20

The original group that spawned the term 'cracker' included the Irish, so it's not that neceessary.
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Post by Warren » 02 Jun 2018, 17:28

I like the cheese doodle. It's says, "Calling Donald Trump a 'cracker' is an insult to white trash".
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 02 Jun 2018, 19:16

I don't even know where to start with this one.Image
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 02 Jun 2018, 19:42

To begin with: He was ridiculed and mocked before he announced he was running.

Also, if you have zero humility, how can you be humiliated?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 03 Jun 2018, 01:30

I'm just confused how this whole Trump-as-great-man idea came into being.

Fucking second year of his presidency, and I still don't get it. He was always a punchline, going back to the eighties, and then suddenly he's some admirable figure. Was replacing a black president that important to people?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 03 Jun 2018, 03:31

Eric the .5b wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 01:30
I'm just confused how this whole Trump-as-great-man idea came into being.

Fucking second year of his presidency, and I still don't get it. He was always a punchline, going back to the eighties, and then suddenly he's some admirable figure. Was replacing a black president that important to people?
Sort of, but when you sprinkle Hillary-flavored Jimmies all over the top of it, and threaten them with a third Bush in the primary?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 03 Jun 2018, 04:20

lunchstealer wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 03:31
Eric the .5b wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 01:30
I'm just confused how this whole Trump-as-great-man idea came into being.

Fucking second year of his presidency, and I still don't get it. He was always a punchline, going back to the eighties, and then suddenly he's some admirable figure. Was replacing a black president that important to people?
Sort of, but when you sprinkle Hillary-flavored Jimmies all over the top of it, and threaten them with a third Bush in the primary?
I've heard straight-faced references to "Hitlery", so I suppose so.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 03 Jun 2018, 05:18

I also think much of it has to do with "triggering the libs." I don't know if this counts merely as "extreme partisanship" or something more pathological, but a lot of right-of-center people really do seem to believe "Anything which upsets a 'liberal' must therefore be a good thing." And liberals definitely do not like Trump; ergo he must be a great guy.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Eric the .5b » 03 Jun 2018, 07:12

Jennifer wrote:
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I also think much of it has to do with "triggering the libs." I don't know if this counts merely as "extreme partisanship" or something more pathological, but a lot of right-of-center people really do seem to believe "Anything which upsets a 'liberal' must therefore be a good thing." And liberals definitely do not like Trump; ergo he must be a great guy.
Oh, the "triggering the libs" and "fuck your feelings" people are definitely a big part of how he won...but those people don't seem to go on about how Trump is great or amazing; they just seem to gloat about how angry Blues are.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 03 Jun 2018, 11:27

Trump won because there's been a skepticism of the neoliberal post cold war international order in the Midwest since Ross Perot ran for prez, and Trump is the first major party candidate to indulge that skepticism when the other person did not.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 03 Jun 2018, 11:28

(That skepticism does include a not inconsiderable amount of racism)
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 03 Jun 2018, 18:16

Eric the .5b wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 07:12
Jennifer wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 05:18
I also think much of it has to do with "triggering the libs." I don't know if this counts merely as "extreme partisanship" or something more pathological, but a lot of right-of-center people really do seem to believe "Anything which upsets a 'liberal' must therefore be a good thing." And liberals definitely do not like Trump; ergo he must be a great guy.
Oh, the "triggering the libs" and "fuck your feelings" people are definitely a big part of how he won...but those people don't seem to go on about how Trump is great or amazing; they just seem to gloat about how angry Blues are.
I dunno -- the ones I've seen (on Facebook and other social media) have a LOT of overlap there: the Blues are angry precisely because Trump is so amazing and wonderful (and thwarting their evil Bluish plans to wreck America and all that makes it great). I think I even understand where their attitude comes from -- it's the flip side of the same coin that led me to feel much schadenfreude when, for example, the Stormfronter-types absolutely lost their shit when Obama was first elected. Or the schadenfreude I felt over the wailing and gnashing of teeth certain homophobes expressed after the Obergefell decision -- "Y'all are feeling this anger precisely due to the same things I view as signs America is heading in the right direction."
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 04 Jun 2018, 12:27

Ah, so that's the secret to job security in the Trump administration! Make sure that the boss knows you bought all your furnishings from his hotels!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 834b71ddc3
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 04 Jun 2018, 12:33

Hupp wanted to know how much the hotel would charge EPA chief Scott Pruitt for purchasing one of its used mattresses
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Re: Orange is the new President

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Oh, boy! This would be awesome to watch unfold.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 04 Jun 2018, 23:42

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