Orange is the new President

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I mean just today with the whole Four Seasons thing. That was some weird shit.
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Trump is now broke, unemployed, and has at least five kids from at least three baby mamas.

I can see why his supporters feel a connection to him.
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Warren wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 11:04
Aresen wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 10:34
Warren wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 10:26
Aresen wrote: 06 Nov 2020, 21:22 One thing about the Trump Presidency: There are going to be a lot of period dramas about it in whatever media are current 40+ years from now.
Like the way there are all those Ford Administration period dramas now?
I liked Ford, but Ford was boring. The Trump presidency is anything but boring.
Every day the Trump tweeted something stupid and half the country threw a hissy fit over it. Lather, rinse, repeat, for four fucking years.
There's also the kiddie concentration camps, the right-wing terrorist violence, the racism renaissance ... and all that's BEFORE the coronavirus pandemic hit.
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The very least we can do in the spirit of reconciliation is to offer his Evangelical supporters our thoughts and prayers.
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What will be the soundtrack music for various movies set in this era? I'm fairly certain various documentary producers will ironically play Pharrell Williams' "Happy" over footage of police brutality and overreactions, but that's the only prediction I can make since "Happy" is pretty much the only modern song I recognize.
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Jennifer wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 16:08 What will be the soundtrack music for various movies set in this era?
A parody of "Maria" by Blondie:



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Maybe Trump singing "My milkshake brings all the Nazis to my yard."
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thoreau wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 16:11
Jennifer wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 16:08 What will be the soundtrack music for various movies set in this era?
A parody of "Maria" by Blondie:
*snickers*

But we know all the movies set in this era will use a handful of political protest songs that most of us maybe have heard.

ETA: Oh, duh. Childish Gambino, "This Is America". They'll flog that like "Fortunate Son".
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So much winning.
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If they made a movie about the Trump administration now, who would play what parts? Besides Michael Hogan as the ghost of John McCain, obviously
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The kid who played Jojen Reed in game of thrones has to play Kushner. He'll have to drop the accent though.
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I don't really think Grover Cleveland belongs in the "One Term" category. He served two; they were just nonconsecutive.
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Ellie wrote: 08 Nov 2020, 17:38 If they made a movie about the Trump administration now, who would play what parts? Besides Michael Hogan as the ghost of John McCain, obviously
Jack Gleeson as Donald Trump Jr.

(And David Rintoul as Donald John Trump, obviously.)
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 08 Nov 2020, 18:20 The kid who played Jojen Reed in game of thrones has to play Kushner. He'll have to drop the accent though.
The actor who was also the little motherless kid in Love, Actually? Who's 30 but looks about 9? I don't see it...


(Googling about Kushner, I did find this though...)

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Kolohe wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 12:20 I mean just today with the whole Four Seasons thing. That was some weird shit.
OK yes the lawn care press conference was pathetic and weird and stupid but hear me out.

How hilarious would it be if the guy who praised Putin and Erdogan and MBS and thought Xi totally had to put the smackdown on Hong Kong and wanted to stop millions of Americans from legally voting actually did get kicked out of office by election tampering?
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Former president Trump could pose a security risk
But no new president has ever had to fear that his predecessor might expose the nation’s secrets as President-elect Joe Biden must with Trump, current and former officials said. Not only does Trump have a history of disclosures, he checks the boxes of a classic counterintelligence risk: He is deeply in debt and angry at the U.S. government, particularly what he describes as the “deep state” conspiracy that he believes tried to stop him from winning the White House in 2016 and what he falsely claims is an illegal effort to rob him of reelection.
As president, Trump has access to all classified information in the government and the authority to declassify and share any of it, for any reason. After he leaves office, he still will have access to the classified records of his administration. But the legal ability to disclose them disappears once Biden is sworn in January.
“A knowledgeable and informed president with Trump’s personality characteristics, including lack of self-discipline, would be a disaster. The only saving grace here is that he hasn’t been paying attention,” said Jack Goldsmith, who ran the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department in the George W. Bush administration and is the co-author of “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency.”
The last line of defense, like so many chapters in Trump’s presidency, would pose unprecedented considerations: criminal prosecution. The Espionage Act has been successfully used to convict current and former government officials who disclose information that damages U.S. national security. It has never been used against a former president. But as of Jan. 20, 2021, Trump becomes a private citizen, and the immunity he enjoys from criminal prosecution vanishes.
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We always knew Trump would be a sore loser, but the way he's blocking Biden from getting briefings during the transition is simple sabotage of US interests.
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Aresen wrote: 11 Nov 2020, 19:59 We always knew Trump would be a sore loser, but the way he's blocking Biden from getting briefings during the transition is simple sabotage of US interests.
I do wonder at what point it stops being "obstinate" and "just Trump" and "joking" to "this is actually an attempted coup, and people need to be arrested"? Would it get to that point? Is that point Jan 20, 2021 at 12:30, when Trump has to be carried out? When Bill Barr's secret police surround the White House to protect him?
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Highway wrote: 11 Nov 2020, 20:05
Aresen wrote: 11 Nov 2020, 19:59 We always knew Trump would be a sore loser, but the way he's blocking Biden from getting briefings during the transition is simple sabotage of US interests.
I do wonder at what point it stops being "obstinate" and "just Trump" and "joking" to "this is actually an attempted coup, and people need to be arrested"? Would it get to that point? Is that point Jan 20, 2021 at 12:30, when Trump has to be carried out? When Bill Barr's secret police surround the White House to protect him?
Secret police?

If half the rumors are true, the Secret Service will be more than happy to escort Trump out of the building, and for the rest of his life any Secret Service agent assigned to protect him and his family has thereby been informed his career is over.

I mean, yeah, sure, the AG arguably has some control over the myriad federal so-called law enforcement organizations, but neither the Secret Service nor the FBI nor surely the military is going to lift a finger except to escort his fat ass out.
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I'm not worried that he will stay past noon on January 20. Like DAR, I am quite sure that there are plenty of people who would be delighted to carry out an order to remove him.

What I am worried about is that some smarter authoritarian is watching and sees that a president can lose a vote, refuse to concede, shuffle the Pentagon to get rid of people who he sees as insufficiently loyal, and far too many Republicans will smile and say something about "legal votes." A smarter man could launch a coup from that foundation, and some day a smarter man might.

IOW, this administration continues to set all the wrong precedents.
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thoreau wrote: 11 Nov 2020, 21:13 I'm not worried that he will stay past noon on January 20. Like DAR, I am quite sure that there are plenty of people who would be delighted to carry out an order to remove him.

What I am worried about is that some smarter authoritarian is watching and sees that a president can lose a vote, refuse to concede, shuffle the Pentagon to get rid of people who he sees as insufficiently loyal, and far too many Republicans will smile and say something about "legal votes." A smarter man could launch a coup from that foundation, and some day a smarter man might.

IOW, this administration continues to set all the wrong precedents.
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Bad as the GOP was when its members dared not admit evolution and climate change were real, it'll be even worse if they become the party whose members dare not admit Biden legitimately won the election.
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Adopt a President

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thoreau wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 14:22 Adopt a President
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