#151 2017-02-10 16:19:09

Baywolfe wrote:

Emmeran wrote:

It's interesting though that many of his appointments are distinctly NOT career politicians and are unlikely to stay in those roles for more than a few years.  In many ways he truly is "draining the swamp", I don't approve of his methods but that swamp is long over due for a good draining...

Said every German in 1939...

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#152 2017-02-10 18:28:45

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#153 2017-02-10 19:01:42

Political Parties....

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#154 2017-02-11 01:22:37

JetRx wrote:

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So... can someone tell me the schedule?  It seems like some days we're told the left is a bunch of ineffectual pantywaist crybabies, while on others they consist of waves of jackbooted thugs coming to confiscate our guns, attack and destroy all private business, and murder God-fearing grandmothers with Obamacare death panels while brainwashing the populace through their stranglehold on the media.

Just want to be able to mark my calendar to know when I should be afraid and when I should feel self-important.

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#155 2017-02-11 09:49:35

Satire from the Borowitz Report
Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution
By Andy Borowitz   February 10, 2017


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hinting darkly that “there’s something going on,” Donald J. Trump complained on Friday that he has been treated “very unfairly” by the people who wrote the United States Constitution.

“If the Constitution prevented me from doing one or two things, I’d chalk that up to bad luck,” he said. “But when literally everything I want to do is magically a violation of the Constitution, that’s very unfair and bad treatment.”

Lashing out at the document’s authors, Trump said that “America is a great country, but we have maybe the worst constitution writers in the world.”

“Russia has much better constitution writers than we do,” he said. “I talked to Putin, and he said their constitution never gives him problems.”

“The situation is very unfair!” he added.

In an ominous warning, Trump said that, as of Friday, he was putting the writers of the U.S. Constitution “on notice.”

“I don’t have their names yet, but that’s something I’m looking into,” he said. “These jokers are not going to get away with this.”

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#156 2017-02-11 10:48:39

Ouch, Mugger:

That's definitely in the "funny, not funny" category.

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#157 2017-02-11 12:35:51

Anybody that mindlessly follows a party and adheres to all of their policies is a pea-wit.  The DNC should change their name to the Banking National Committee anyway.

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#158 2017-02-11 18:50:19

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Yep, it's real.  A Dominican newspaper.

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#159 2017-02-12 03:50:17

Betsy DeVos Orders Immediate Flattening Of All School Globes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upon hearing of her extremely narrow Senate confirmation, newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued an order that all globes being used in any American school are to be “flattened like God made it just 6,000 years ago.”

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#160 2017-02-12 07:11:47

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#161 2017-02-12 09:01:56

From Shit-Could-Be-Worse-Dept:

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#162 2017-02-12 20:58:48

choad wrote:

From Shit-Could-Be-Worse-Dept:

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Wow... now I agree: lock her up!

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#163 2017-02-12 21:23:09

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

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Begins?!


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#164 2017-02-12 21:30:53

choad wrote:

From Shit-Could-Be-Worse-Dept:

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Look, I'm not a Clinton fan but for fucks sake it's hard enough to get old and ugly without people doing really bad photoshops and making your uglier.

We have to draw the line somewhere folks, photoshopping the over 70's is probably a good place to start.

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#165 2017-02-13 12:12:47

Because this is what happens when you don't think things through.  In the game of life, reality always gets to bat last.

Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Work

Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown

The Law Of Unintended Consequences: Georgia's Immigration Law Backfires

I'm reminded of Brexit where the #1 topic Googled the day after the election was "What are the consequences of Brexit?"

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#167 2017-02-14 10:42:43

Cthulhu forbid that I would defend his orangeness, but Abe gave him the driver ($3,755 US) a few months ago.  It's the HT-02 Homna Driver and an entire set of Homna Irons cost $25,000.  Strictly designer clubs for people who think things aren't any good unless they're way more expensive than everything else.  Nobody on the PGA Tour plays these clubs and very few amateurs do either, obviously.

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#168 2017-02-14 12:11:14

Baywolfe wrote:

Cthulhu forbid that I would defend his orangeness, but Abe gave him the driver ($3,755 US) a few months ago.  It's the HT-02 Homna Driver and an entire set of Homna Irons cost $25,000.  Strictly designer clubs for people who think things aren't any good unless they're way more expensive than everything else.  Nobody on the PGA Tour plays these clubs and very few amateurs do either, obviously.

Apparently the Weave is a remarkably good golfer not surprising as that is a common excelling point for those who spend a lifetime luxuriating in inherited luxury.

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#169 2017-02-14 14:25:35

Emmeran wrote:

Apparently the Weave is a remarkably good golfer not surprising as that is a common excelling point for those who spend a lifetime luxuriating in inherited luxury.

I have read this as well, but of course, he also cheats, which more than negates any pride he could take in his actual aptitude. Because nothing is quite enough on its own, but that it must be further exaggerated. Such is the hell which the Donald inhabits.

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#170 2017-02-14 14:56:58

Smudge wrote:

Emmeran wrote:

Apparently the Weave is a remarkably good golfer not surprising as that is a common excelling point for those who spend a lifetime luxuriating in inherited luxury.

I have read this as well, but of course, he also cheats, which more than negates any pride he could take in his actual aptitude. Because nothing is quite enough on its own, but that it must be further exaggerated. Such is the hell which the Donald inhabits.

Every amateur not playing in an actual tournament cheats, and sometimes even then (mulligans).  But he's a legitimate 4 handicap and he plays from the back tees.  Like Em said, this can happen when you really don't have anything else to do but luxuriate.  He used to play golf 5 - 7 days a week.  Don't know about now since he's not a member of Congressional Country Club, and only plays "his" courses.

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#171 2017-02-14 15:18:35

Baywolfe wrote:

Every amateur not playing in an actual tournament cheats...

That may be so, but Donald's cheating is of a sufficient magnitude (and frequency) that many who have played with him choose to discuss it openly after the fact. So I suspect that his cheating is a bit more than the usual. And, of course, I'm equating it with his need to, for example, constantly harp on the fact that he would have won the popular vote if not for those dam cheaters -- a completely ridiculous and unnecessary fantasy which no one outside of Trump's skull buys into, and which, rather than boosting his status, actually steals attention away from his legitimate accomplishments.

The need to exaggerate already impressive victories describes Trump -- and his remarkably needy ego -- to a tee (pun intended).

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#172 2017-02-14 15:27:38

Smudge wrote:

The need to exaggerate already impressive victories describes Trump -- and his remarkably needy ego -- to a tee (pun intended).

How dare you accuse the ultimate prep school movie nemesis of being an entitled cry-baby.

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#175 2017-02-15 13:59:05

Smudge wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

Every amateur not playing in an actual tournament cheats...

That may be so, but Donald's cheating is of a sufficient magnitude (and frequency) that many who have played with him choose to discuss it openly after the fact. So I suspect that his cheating is a bit more than the usual. And, of course, I'm equating it with his need to, for example, constantly harp on the fact that he would have won the popular vote if not for those dam cheaters -- a completely ridiculous and unnecessary fantasy which no one outside of Trump's skull buys into, and which, rather than boosting his status, actually steals attention away from his legitimate accomplishments.

The need to exaggerate already impressive victories describes Trump -- and his remarkably needy ego -- to a tee (pun intended).

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I'm not saying I'd ever play the fucker for money, that's for sure.  But that goes for every other bigwig who has lost touch with the real world.  It's why he rarely plays in PGA Tournament Wednesday Pro-Ams at his golf clubs, I've read that he gets bullshit called on him when he gets loose with the rules.

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#176 2017-02-15 20:38:01

Sharing this with y'all because a) it lays out a beautiful analysis of "trollism," specifically in modern politics; and b) it made me feel a little better.

A Report on the Incompetence of Evil

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#177 2017-02-15 20:45:17

From the article above:

"To be sure, I’m still concerned about how the country will fare under the presidency of Donald Trump. But Steve Bannon has proved himself to be so monumentally incompetent that I am fairly certain the Republic is safer than I could have believed three weeks ago, at least from Bannon’s flailing efforts to maximize whatever supposed contradictions he believes he has identified."

I'm with the author here, George, and I have undergone a similar transformation. What started out as fear has morphed more into embarrassment as it seems likely we're to be subject to a four year clown show. The incompetence is staggering.

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#178 2017-02-16 05:35:37

Smudge wrote:

What started out as fear has morphed more into embarrassment as it seems likely we're to be subject to a four year clown show. The incompetence is staggering.

I didn't subscribe to the panic at the disco reaction mostly attributing it to the Left's outrage at themselves for being arrogant enough to try to force Hillary Clinton on the nation.  The great Orange Weave (have you seen that shit recently?) will either be impeached by his own majority or die of a rapid and fatal medical condition.  I'm betting on the latter.

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#179 2017-02-16 09:18:28

I have a new prediction:

One year after the innaguration Der Trump will decide that he is now bored with the whole game, start playing golf 5 days a week and delegate everything to his cabinet and the RNC "leadership". Maybe a couple of well paid speaking engagements among his core base. That way he can go back to planning real estate deals and take credit for all the good stuff and blame anything bad on someone else. It worked for Obama.

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#180 2017-02-16 09:22:46

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#181 2017-02-16 10:03:54

Very funny, as was this (stolen from the same site):

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#182 2017-02-17 04:47:31

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#183 2017-02-17 04:58:23

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#184 2017-02-17 11:00:48

Probably closer to the truth.  The far left doesn't get people elected President, nor does the far right.  Middle America elected a textbook classic narcissist because they couldn't take "business as usual" in DC anymore.

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#185 2017-02-17 14:39:52

Baywolfe wrote:

Probably closer to the truth.  The far left doesn't get people elected President, nor does the far right.  Middle America elected a textbook classic narcissist because they couldn't take "business as usual" in DC anymore.

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Yup; you got that right. The middle is where the action is.

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#186 2017-02-17 16:04:13

Smudge wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

Probably closer to the truth.  The far left doesn't get people elected President, nor does the far right.  Middle America elected a textbook classic narcissist because they couldn't take "business as usual" in DC anymore.

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Yup; you got that right. The middle is where the action is.

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#187 2017-02-17 22:47:13

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#191 2017-02-28 14:19:42

Surprise:  Obama is behind all this dissent!

THANKS, OBAMA!!

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#192 2017-02-28 14:37:01

George Orr wrote:

Surprise:  Obama is behind all this dissent!

THANKS, OBAMA!!

Exactly what I said to myself when I read the reports of Obama's complicity: Thanks, Obama. We should probably ask to see his birth certificate while we're at it.

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#193 2017-02-28 16:15:26

George Orr wrote:

Surprise:  Obama is behind all this dissent!

THANKS, OBAMA!!

He's going to continue to stay on message to all the people who elected him.  He doesn't give a shit about what the rest of us think about his nonsense.  I like that line, “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it” (my emphasis).  And by "his people" we know that's code for Liberals, Democrats, Blacks and Hispanics to his marching morons.  You know, the people that are behind all of the ills of the uneducated white people.  I guess eventually it will be Jews, Homosexuals, and Gypsies.

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#194 2017-02-28 19:21:06

Baywolfe wrote:

George Orr wrote:

Surprise:  Obama is behind all this dissent!

THANKS, OBAMA!!

He's going to continue to stay on message to all the people who elected him.  He doesn't give a shit about what the rest of us think about his nonsense.  I like that line, “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it” (my emphasis).  And by "his people" we know that's code for Liberals, Democrats, Blacks and Hispanics to his marching morons.  You know, the people that are behind all of the ills of the uneducated white people.  I guess eventually it will be Jews, Homosexuals, and Gypsies.

Yup; I agree with this. But those core supporters are way short of a working majority, so the real question is what Trump has to give up to get enough cooperation to get things done. We're still in the honeymoon, but there are a lot of potential fractures between Trump and the Republican establishment who are acting as his current prom date.

Alternately, Trump might actually find some Democratic support for some of his position (like infrastructure development). So Trump playing to his base has to done in such a fashion that it doesn't preclude others working with him, which means he's going to have to move toward the center if he wants to actually govern.

The speech tonight should be interesting. The open question is whether he's run into enough walls yet that he's begun to figure out that this is a totally different game from simply winning the election.

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#195 2017-03-01 21:14:20

For serious this time:  Thanks, Obama.

“He thinks, and I think, that this is something that threatens our democracy,” Mr Holder told the NY Times. “We have a system now where politicians are picking their voters, as opposed to voters making selections about who they want to represent them.”

Forget "travel bans" and "alternative facts" and the nepotism and Russia and all the rest of it--gerrymandering is THE issue that needs to be focused on.  Otherwise the 2018 midterms will change nothing.  Knowing that Obama is planning to work on this issue is a ray of bright sunshine in my dark fucking days.

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#196 2017-03-01 22:09:42

George Orr wrote:

Knowing that Obama is planning to work on this issue is a ray of bright sunshine in my dark fucking days.

You are expecting a party apparatchik to "work" on the problem and come up with a more equitable solution?

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#197 2017-03-02 07:11:24

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#198 2017-03-02 07:34:11

GooberMcNutly wrote:

George Orr wrote:

Knowing that Obama is planning to work on this issue is a ray of bright sunshine in my dark fucking days.

You are expecting a party apparatchik to "work" on the problem and come up with a more equitable solution?

You thinking of taking the job on yourself?

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#199 2017-03-02 08:57:44

George Orr wrote:

For serious this time:  Thanks, Obama.

“He thinks, and I think, that this is something that threatens our democracy,” Mr Holder told the NY Times. “We have a system now where politicians are picking their voters, as opposed to voters making selections about who they want to represent them.”

Forget "travel bans" and "alternative facts" and the nepotism and Russia and all the rest of it--gerrymandering is THE issue that needs to be focused on.  Otherwise the 2018 midterms will change nothing.  Knowing that Obama is planning to work on this issue is a ray of bright sunshine in my dark fucking days.

Needs to start at the State level.  Texas is the gerrymandering capital of the known universe.

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#200 2017-03-02 13:30:45

Baywolfe wrote:

Texas is the gerrymandering capital of the known universe.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbridge_Gerry

You got schooled by pros.

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