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#1079160
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Tyrphanax said:

Jay said:

Tyrphanax said:

Jay said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Republicans have just elected a man who was charged with assault the day before. Lol.

To be fairer, he was a raging asshole long before he starting hurling people to the floor and even the early voters would have known this.

Exactly. They would’ve voted for him regardless. In fact, I’m sure many supporters like him even more now. There were audible chuckles and an immediate “You’re forgiven!” from the crowd during his apology/victory speech.

Trump’s America: clueless as to how their freedoms are maintained and willingly supportive of those who would strip it from them.

Rampant anti-intellectualism plays a huge role in this.

Remember when it was admirable to seek out higher education and be an informed citizen?

Willful ignorance in the face of overwhelming evidence and common sense are the rule of the day now! Why not save a mint on education and just go off your gut feelings instead?

Let’s not go overboard. You can spend a mint on education at Trump University and still end up without an education. Everyone wins!

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#1079144
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

TV’s Frink said:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/boehner-trump-kpmg-event-disaster-tax-reform/

Former House Speaker John Boehner gave President Donald Trump’s young presidency low marks at an event Wednesday, saying that other than getting the House to pass a health care bill, “everything else he’s done has been a complete disaster.”

“He’s still learning how to be president,” Boehner said during an appearance as the keynote speaker for the KPMG Global Energy Conference, according to a recap from RigZone.com.

Boehner also said that his hopes for tax reform had dimmed, calling the preliminary discussions that are going on “just a bunch of happy talk.”

The health care bill may end up being the most disastrous of all!

Also…RigZone.com?

Mr. Tanning Bed is still in demand?

He was orange before orange was cool.

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#1079045
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Republicans have just elected a man who was charged with assault the day before. Lol.

To be fair, most of the vote was cast via early voting before he attacked the reporter, and some may not have heard the news quickly enough to affect their vote (esp. as the local NBC affiliate refused to cover the story–they were recently bought by the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group).

To be fairer, he was a raging asshole long before he starting hurling people to the floor and even the early voters would have known this.

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#1078985
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Nearsighted Scrappile said:

I know that it’s not embedded, and the SRT files cannot be copied into an ISO. Project Threepio NFO has nothing about ISO’s. So now what?

Read the README.html file about how to make a Blu-ray. You’ll need the full Project Threepio, not just the files included with DeEd.

EDIT: Oh, and you can ask more specific details via PM.

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#1078961
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I’m not 100% sure about every format and every version, but IIRC Despecialized never comes with embedded subtitles. They’re available only as separate SRT files. If subtitles are important to you, I’d recommend downloading Project Threepio separately and follow the included README to get the subtitles embedded in your ISO.

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#1078944
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Possessed said:

It’s a shame you can’t watch harmys versions then.

Seeing as you don’t own the blurays and all.

Do you even own the films at all?

I think there’s a semantic disconnect here. I have the Blu-rays, but the Star Wars trilogy is not on them. So my last Trilogy set was the Faces set.

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#1078936
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Keep in mind that this is merely comedy and did not actually happen.

The fact that I had to post a disclaimer is telling, though.

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#1078667
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Alderaan said:

CatBus said:

Republicans control all three branches of government

Barack Obama, a Democrat, was the President and in control of the Executive Branch during the investigation.

You can have as many investigations as you want. Double jeopardy only applies to actual trials. If a crime was really committed, it would seem terrible negligence to fail to investigate. Right now, in 2017, while Hillary has no influence anywhere over anyone. But why isn’t it happening? Do you think Trump is covering up for Hillary? What does she have on him? He promised to investigate her, has the power to investigate her, has a slam-dunk case according to you, and yet he isn’t doing it. Hmm. What about Gowdy? Why did he suddenly stop investigating the moment Hillary lost? The very moment her ability to wield her awesome government power for evil was lost, he just gave up and said nevermind, I guess there was nothing to see here after all! He always seemed to be in the tank for Hillary. I smell conspiracy.

Either that or show trial, they smell very much alike.

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#1078634
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Assaulting people will certainly be a net positive for Trump fans, and a negative for everyone else. Hard to say what this would mean in Montana, which is a kind of complicated state politically, but generally leans pretty strongly Republican with notable exceptions.

I do wonder if he might end up in prison for part of his term, if elected. That would be weird.

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#1078629
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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You know that Montana special election which under normal circumstances would be a Republican cakewalk, but is unexpectedly tight? The one where the election is being held TOMORROW?

Yeah, that one.

The Republican candidate just physically assaulted a reporter, in front of witnesses. The attack was recorded.

The funny thing is, prior to this, the polls still showed him with a slight lead…

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#1078604
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Alderaan said:

Are you able to make a legal argument or logical argument that she did not commit a crime? Or are you just going to fall back on the “they didn’t prosecute her, so therefore she didn’t do anything wrong” defense?

I’m making the argument that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case, which I don’t feel I actually need to argue because that’s precisely what the FBI said. Basically what she did was stupid and inadvisable, but there wasn’t enough evidence that it was criminal to bring a case.

Republicans control all three branches of government and both houses of Congress. The thought that Hillary somehow still holds the United States in some sort of death grip of influence from beyond is baffling to me. If she committed a crime, prosecute it. She can’t simply fire the FBI director. Unless of course the whole Emailghazi thing was political theatre and then just let it drop after she loses the election.

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#1078591
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Apparently Trey Gowdy is still posting here.

Naw, Trey cleared her too.

He did?

He dropped the investigation. That’s as much of an admission of non-guilt you’re going to get out of him. Imagine a real crime had been committed and you had the power to investigate it. Would you drop the case just because your suspect no longer wielded political power–or would that actually help your investigation?

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#1078586
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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That’s a very different conclusion from the ones reached by the FBI, and the relevant House and Senate investigations, none of which found she’d committed a crime. But okay.

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#1078572
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

The twitter I found it on said it ran August 1st, 1974, 8 days before Nixon resigned.

The recording was ordered released July 24, 1974.

So it was not only released, but so recently released that it would be major headline-grabbing news everywhere in the country, yet old enough that there’s no way he could not have heard it yet.

Willful ignorance. We have a precedent. The Haldeman tape was fake news too, it seems.

EDIT: Dangit, the world operated more slowly back in those days. The court order was on the 24th, but Nixon didn’t actually release the tapes until August 5th. Nevertheless, the world knew they existed due to the Supreme Court case and subsequent order.

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#1078568
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

TV’s Frink said:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/donald-trumps-base-is-shrinking/

There will be those who will stand by their man to the bitter end.

You may commence giggling at that unfortunate sign now.

I’d be curious to know the date of that article because of this:

Orlando Milano, 63, of Elmont, a postal employee, carried a sign that said, “Where’s the real evidence–or is there any real evidence?” He said he doesn’t think there is.

If a Nixon supporter said this after it was known that there was an actual audio recording of Nixon committing the crime for which he was in the process of being impeached, it would be precious. And prescient, as it pertains to Trump supporters today.

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#1078520
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Russian media has been pushing this story relentlessly for weeks. It’s not going away even if Hannity drops it. It’s the new Pizzagate.

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#1078517
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/24/us-officials-leak-more-manchester-details-hours-after-uk-rebuke

The home secretary reflected the frustration and dismay of the UK security services in a series of interviews on Wednesday morning. She described the leaks as “irritating” and said she had made it clear to the US that it should not happen again.

However, within hours, American reporter Richard Engel of NBC tweeted details not released by the UK. Engel said US intelligence officers told him family members of the the killer, Salman Abedi, had warned UK security officials about him and had described him as dangerous.

Emphasis mine. At this rate, the US is definitely going to get frozen out of intelligence-sharing arrangements. Which, frankly, is probably a good thing if your goal is fighting terrorism.

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#1078503
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

I like how Fox News said this in their retraction of the Seth Rich story:

The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

Lol high degree of editorial scrutiny.

We’re still waiting for that Obama the Secret Muslim retraction, guys.

On their front page today: “No Russia collusion? No problem for press” Whoopsie, must’ve slipped right past their editorial scrutiny filter.

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#1078389
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Memo to Mr. Leavitt if you’re reading this: there is no such thing as “too soon”. It’s just a euphemism for “not funny”.

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