The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:50 pm

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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:I'm not going to talk about gun control because it's too soon. I'm going to wait for the issue to begin to fade away until next week's mass shooting, at which time it will be too soon to talk about gun control


See? That's the problem: if instead of wasting your time waiting you spent it in thought and prayer all would be well.


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Jonicont » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 pm

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Beebs wrote:Finding it very difficult to take the long view these days. Every generation seems to think that the world is falling apart in their time. But, I swear, the world is really falling apart.

Check back with me when the National Guard opens fire on college students.


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:56 pm

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Beebs wrote:Finding it very difficult to take the long view these days. Every generation seems to think that the world is falling apart in their time. But, I swear, the world is really falling apart.

Check back with me when the National Guard opens fire on college students.


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby lotusamerica » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:55 pm

Of course it's not okay about Franken. But is there any room for talk of severity, proportionality?

And what of the Republican tax cut, I mean reform, I mean increase?
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Mundane Mayhem » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:19 am

beantownbubba wrote:
whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:I'm not going to talk about gun control because it's too soon. I'm going to wait for the issue to begin to fade away until next week's mass shooting, at which time it will be too soon to talk about gun control


See? That's the problem: if instead of wasting your time waiting you spent it in thought and prayer all would be well.


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:41 pm

had you thought that he couldn't go any lower?




on top of this, you would think there might be at least one person there who would have suggested that honoring Native Americans in front of the Andrew Jackson portrait wasn't a good look

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby dogstar » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:47 am

Classy Donald

Donald Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First who has been convicted of religiously aggravated harassment.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ght-leader

Maybe the British Police can arrest him when he visits next year for a hate crime.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:42 pm

The video he posted of "a muslim boy beating up a Dutch boy" is actually a dark-haired Dutch Boy beating up a light-haired Dutch Boy
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Tequila Cowboy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:34 pm

’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Zip City wrote:The video he posted of "a muslim boy beating up a Dutch boy" is actually a dark-haired Dutch Boy beating up a light-haired Dutch Boy


More Dutch on Dutch crime in Groningen, yet CNN and the fake news silent. Sad.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:47 pm

"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."


WTF? This is a really fucking slippery slope here. Honestly, at some point, the press just needs to walk out of the White House briefing. This trash isn't worth anyone's time, and I'd say lying shouldn't be tolerated, but I don't think this is even worthy of being called a lie. It is something worse. I don't have a non-four letter adjective to describe it. So...I'll leave that to Bubba; he will know an appropriate descriptor.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Clams » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:14 pm

pearlbeer wrote:"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."


WTF? This is a really fucking slippery slope here. Honestly, at some point, the press just needs to walk out of the White House briefing. This trash isn't worth anyone's time, and I'd say lying shouldn't be tolerated, but I don't think this is even worthy of being called a lie. It is something worse. I don't have a non-four letter adjective to describe it. So...I'll leave that to Bubba; he will know an appropriate descriptor.

Not to step on bubba's toes but how about fuckin bullshit
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

pearlbeer wrote:"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."


WTF? This is a really fucking slippery slope here. Honestly, at some point, the press just needs to walk out of the White House briefing. This trash isn't worth anyone's time, and I'd say lying shouldn't be tolerated, but I don't think this is even worthy of being called a lie. It is something worse. I don't have a non-four letter adjective to describe it. So...I'll leave that to Bubba; he will know an appropriate descriptor.


I appreciate the confidence but I'm not sure I can justify it. Here are some thoughts:

Propaganda - more accurate than "lie" because truth is irrelevant to propaganda, there are simply words to be manipulated in order to manipulate others w/out reference to any kind of reality or justification supported by logic or facts; lying doesn't cover it because without truth as an anchor there can't be lies
Orwellian - overused and stretched almost into meaninglessness, but this is close to an exact example of the behavior described in 1984
FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition is accurate but as w/ the words in that other thread perhaps no longer adequate to describe behavior that is unprecedented and which destroys the basis for rational discussion and, ultimately, civil society
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:20 pm

Clams wrote:
pearlbeer wrote:"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."


WTF? This is a really fucking slippery slope here. Honestly, at some point, the press just needs to walk out of the White House briefing. This trash isn't worth anyone's time, and I'd say lying shouldn't be tolerated, but I don't think this is even worthy of being called a lie. It is something worse. I don't have a non-four letter adjective to describe it. So...I'll leave that to Bubba; he will know an appropriate descriptor.

Not to step on bubba's toes but how about fuckin bullshit


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Be careful what you wish for. I have asked many times in recent days how Republicans justify their support for the tax bill. Conveniently enough, the Washington Post asked 10 Republicans that very question (or at least a version of it). Their answers are not surprisingly astounding and shocking in the way that all of politics has become divorced from reality in the past few years.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... ing&wpmm=1

My tally:

Rand Paul's comment is justifiable though notably narrow in its focus so as to avoid all the problems with and contradictions to his exact statement and perhaps more tellingly, Mr. anti-deficit is apparently untroubled by an increase in the deficit amounting into the trillions.

Ted Cruz - If old style politics still counted this would probably pass the acceptable political bullshit test of not answering the question by relying on standard platitudes, cliches and irrelevancies, but in 2017 those platitudes, cliches and irrelevancies no longer pass the test of minimal acceptability.

The rest of them: WTF?? These guys are united states senators??? Hell, these guys graduated from high school??? Isakson of GA takes the cake w/ "the lower 98% is getting a better deal than anybody else". I'll chalk that up to him not even knowing what's in the bill. Lankford of OK is, shall we say, mathematically challenged at best and doesn't even understand the simple question at worst. Or maybe it's the other way around, I can't even tell anymore. There's a certain honesty to Roberts of KS saying in effect "who cares what this bill says, I'm voting for it for other reasons entirely." He obviously saw Mulvaney's appearance on TV last week where he proudly proclaimed that "of course the tax bill is a gimmick, that's the way we do things." As for the rest of Roberts's comments, holy shit, "babbling" doesn't begin to describe the incoherence. It's hard to know what Senator Scott of SC is talking about but it can't possibly be the current tax bill; either that or he simply doesn't understand it. I'd call that a toss up. Somebody had to say it and apparently it was Senator Kennedy of LA's turn: "I'm not an economist, but..." And on and on it goes. Frightening as it is, it does explain a lot, to wit: They're simply idiots doing idiotic things. Not very comforting, though.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:03 pm

Tillerson not gonna even make it a year?

As has been widely rumored, reports are saying that he's likely to be replaced by Mike Pompeo (current CIA director) before the end of the year
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Iowan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:17 pm

So Garrison Keillor is being thrown in the trash because he touched someone's back?

Is there more and I just missed it?

If not, his treatment is a far bigger assault than touching someone's bare back.
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Postby pearlbeer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:31 pm

Flynn flips. This is going to be good.

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:12 pm

pearlbeer wrote:Flynn flips. This is going to be good.

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:23 pm

I seriously hope Robert Mueller has a food taster. If not, someone needs to start a GoFundMe
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:38 pm

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:I seriously hope Robert Mueller has a food taster. If not, someone needs to start a GoFundMe


Can you just imagine the shit-fit Trump would throw if Muller was Time's Person of the Year? I don't put much stock into this silly annual event, especially since the gimmick of putting a mirror on the front of the magazine and selecting "you". BUT, that said, it would make the Dotard's head explode.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:42 pm

Flynnter is coming
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:25 pm

pearlbeer wrote:I don't put much stock into this silly annual event, especially since the gimmick of putting a mirror on the front of the magazine and selecting "you".


I thought they showed uncommonly good judgement that year, till I saw other people got them, too.

pearlbeer wrote:BUT, that said, it would make the Dotard's head explode.


Just for him, they saved one of those mirror covers.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:28 pm

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:05 pm

Lindsey Graham today: I’m concerned by the media’s attempt to label Trump as a kook or not fit to be President.

Lindsey Graham in 2016: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) November 30, 2017


oh poor Aunt Pittypat, bless your heart


ETA: saw this comment online and it gave me a hearty guffaw:

Lindsey Graham? I thought his name was Reek.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby chuckrh » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:11 pm

Maybe the rich & the corporations will buy everybody some nice cake. That worked out well for Marie Antoinette, didn't it? I wonder if & when people are going to wake up. I guess they will put out pictures of people smiling & everything will be ok.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:13 pm

chuckrh wrote:Maybe the rich & the corporations will buy everybody some nice cake. That worked out well for Marie Antoinette, didn't it? I wonder if & when people are going to wake up. I guess they will put out pictures of people smiling & everything will be ok.


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:37 am

I'm sure there are plenty of little and not so little surprises still to be revealed in the tax bill but one thing I didn't know is that the bill allows for the deduction of private school tuition. At the same time, the bill provides that state and local taxes are no longer deductible. In addition to the really aggravating result of having to pay tax on taxed income, public education has just become notably harder to fund because public education is funded primarily through state and local taxes. It's hard to see this as anything but a declaration of war against the poor and middle class.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 am

All forms of education expenses are being assaulted in this bill. Except for the line-item exemptions for Bible-based diploma mills, of course
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