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#1035864
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

Tyrphanax said:

I’m going to be very interested to read these posts again in four years.

I still maintain that Trump will not turn out to be the next Hitler nor will he be the great savior.

Well I agree with that.

I think when it’s all said and done he will probably be a “meh” president with liberals upset that he wasn’t the catastrophe they rant and rave about

However I think the chances of him being a “meh” president are basically nil.

and everyone who believed what he said upset that he failed to live up to 95% of his campaign promises.

95% is probably too low.

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#1035860
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:
I was shopping for a pizza and only got to pick between a rotten banana that had been sitting on the counter for 5 years and a somewhat overripe apple and few other fruits that few eat. I chose the nanner. I always chose the nanner, no matter what.

fixed.

You really really hate that I am a staunch Conservative who votes Republican, don’t you?

I hate that you automatically vote Republican no matter what. I hate that you voted for Trump when you could have voted third party/independent/write-in. You didn’t have to vote for a scum bag.

Well, there’s very little choice in my mind. Third party is simply an exercise in futility at this point in time and the Democrat party rejects just about everything I believe. With that in mind, what choice do I have?

voting third party/independent/write-in is not an exercise in futility.

That’s true, it helped elect Trump.

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#1035835
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

generalfrevious said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

He was a reality star but his claim to fame comes from his business empire much more than his tenure on Celebrity Apprentice. It’d be like referring to Robin Williams as the star of Patch Adams. It isn’t wrong, but it is leaving out what he’s actually known for and implies that that is all that he was.

my point is no one that has anything to do “reality” tv show, should be anywhere near the Oval Office. It is not a place for clowns.

Bill Clinton was a clown and he made it in, LOL.

Bill Clinton at least had experience in running a state as governor before he became president. Our new president questioned wether or not Obama was even born in the US.

On the other hand, being on a reality show doesn’t automatically mean Trump was unqualified to run for office- it’s the lack of any political experience that should’ve disqualified him.

I missed this post earlier but it’s much more well-reasoned than usual. Keep it up!

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#1035805
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

ferris209 said:

And as far as the lack of “political experience,” I patently reject that the President must be a career politician.

Well yes, that’s been proven. However, there’s a difference between not being a career politician and not knowing what the fuck you’re talking about, and hiring a bunch of people who also don’t have a clue what the fuck they’re talking about - see DeVos, Betsy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-secretary-confirmation-donald-trump.html?_r=0

her long battle for school choice, controversial as it has been, is the sum total of her experience and understanding of education policy. In questioning by senators, she seemed either unaware or unsupportive of the longstanding policies and functions of the department she is in line to lead, from special education rules to the policing of for-profit universities.

Ms. DeVos admitted that she might have been “confused” when she appeared not to know that the broad statute that has governed special education for more than four decades is federal law.

A billionaire investor, education philanthropist and Michigan Republican activist, Ms. DeVos acknowledged that she has no personal experience with student loans — the federal government is the largest provider — and said she would have to “review” the department’s policies aimed at preventing fraud by for-profit colleges.

She appeared blank on basic education terms. Asked how school performance should be assessed, she did not know the difference between growth, which measures how much students have learned over a given period, and proficiency, which measures how many students reach a targeted score.

Also see Perry, Rick:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary-donald-trump.html

When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.

In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former Texas governor, discovered that he would be no such thing — that in fact, if confirmed by the Senate, he would become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the planet, the United States’ nuclear arsenal.

Experience matters, and these people are making a mockery of it.

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#1035796
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

Handman said:

Warbler said:
Also, I have no respect for those that voted for Trump.

That’s another reason why Trump was elected.

whatever.

He’s right. The hysterics prompted a lot of people to vote for Trump to spite the faux outrage on the left.

Perhaps, but there was nothing faux about the outrage.

Not the outrage about Trump specifically, but the general faux outrage about non-issues like memes and Ghostbusters.

Most voters had zero knowledge of either of those things.

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#1035763
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

Trump voters, you disgraced the country and yourselves.

What about the Russian operative that was in the voting booth with me?

Making jokes like this doesn’t get rid of Russia’s role in the election. Everyone should be concerned about it, and a few respectable Republicans are, but most (including yourself, as well as most of congress) are willing to look the other way just because the guy with the “R” next to his name (never mind that he isn’t an “R”) and who isn’t a Clinton is the one who won.

Can you imagine his reaction if Clinton had won and there rumor going around that the Russians helped her? He’d be calling for a rebellion right now or he’d be demanding that Texas secede.

Republicans would have already begun impeachment proceedings.

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#1035754
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

Trump voters, you disgraced the country and yourselves.

What about the Russian operative that was in the voting booth with me?

Making jokes like this doesn’t get rid of Russia’s role in the election. Everyone should be concerned about it, and a few respectable Republicans are, but most (including yourself, as well as most of congress) are willing to look the other way just because the guy with the “R” next to his name (never mind that he isn’t an “R”) and who isn’t a Clinton is the one who won.

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#1035753
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

At least I didn’t vote for someone that:

  1. talked about banning people from coming into the country based on religion.

  2. talked with pride about sexual harassing/assaulting women.

  3. made fun of a disabled reporter

  4. insulted the parents of a soldier that made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.

  5. said a judge was unqualified due to his race

  6. said Mexicans were criminals.

  7. talked about doing away with Nato

  8. is buddy-buddy with Putin

  9. was a reality tv star

  10. is completely totally unqualified for the Presidency.

Amazingly enough, this list doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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#1035743
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

ferris209 said:

TV’s Frink said:

If there is one silver lining to Trump’s win, it’s that we don’t have to deal with another 4 to 8 years of ferris posting about Hillary Clinton.

Just need to remind you Dems what a horrid choice y’all made. Blame the Russians all you want, you can truly thank Hillary for Trump.

Anyone who assigns blame for Trump to a single factor, regardless of the factor chosen, isn’t paying attention or is trolling. She won the popular vote by a large margin and lost the three critical electoral vote states by a margin of approx. 100,000 raw votes. The blame, in no particular order, lies with

  • Hillary
  • People who voted for Trump (simplified into four groups below)
    – Racists, sexists, and xenophobes
    – Good people who believed a metric ton of lies covering a ton of different subjects
    – People who hated Hillary so badly that they pretended Trump wasn’t worse
    – People who blindly voted “R”

There’s one more.

  • People who pouted because they didn’t get Bernie so they didn’t vote for Hillary

Doesn’t this fall under

– People who hated Hillary so badly that they pretended Trump wasn’t worse

?

ferris, AFAIK, falls under one of those categories but not the other.

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#1035724
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

ferris209 said:

TV’s Frink said:

If there is one silver lining to Trump’s win, it’s that we don’t have to deal with another 4 to 8 years of ferris posting about Hillary Clinton.

Just need to remind you Dems what a horrid choice y’all made. Blame the Russians all you want, you can truly thank Hillary for Trump.

Anyone who assigns blame for Trump to a single factor, regardless of the factor chosen, isn’t paying attention or is trolling. She won the popular vote by a large margin and lost the three critical electoral vote states by a margin of approx. 100,000 raw votes. The blame, in no particular order, lies with

  • Hillary
  • People who voted for Trump (simplified into four groups below)
    – Racists, sexists, and xenophobes
    – Good people who believed a metric ton of lies covering a ton of different subjects
    – People who hated Hillary so badly that they pretended Trump wasn’t worse
    – People who blindly voted “R”
  • Russin / Putin
  • Julian Assange / Wikileaks
  • The DNC
  • People who pouted because they didn’t get Bernie so they didn’t vote for Hillary
  • James Comey
  • Breitbart/Steve Bannon

And I’m sure there’s more I’ve missed.

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#1035708
Topic
Star Wars at box office
Time

Tobar said:

TV’s Frink said:

RO is now #7 all time Domestic and #28 Domestic + International.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

Adjusted for Inflation it is #65 Domestic.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

TFA is #11 on the adjusted chart, which is pretty amazing for a 2015 movie.

DominicCobb said:

All eight live action SW films are in the top 100 adjusted. No other franchise has that many.

“I question the wisdom of this move. At this price, what’s left to drain from this franchise? I don’t think Star Wars is another Bond-like franchise. It’s been eclipsed by movies like Avatar. I’m not convinced (Star Wars) has the cultural force it once did.”
- Former Columbia Pictures Marketing Exec Peter Sealey on Disney buying Lucasfilm

As Anakin would say…“oops!”

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#1035680
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/18/politics/george-h-w-bush-hospitalized/

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday.

President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation,” his spokesman, >Jim McGrath, said in a statement.

Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after “experiencing fatigue and coughing,” McGrath said in the same statement.

Hopefully they’re both ok.

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#1035672
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Oh boy.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/314892-fbi-other-agencies-probe-possible-russia-aid-to-trump-report

The FBI and five other intelligence and law enforcement agencies are working together on an investigation into whether Russia’s government secretly helped President-elect Donald Trump win the election, according to a new report.

The collaborative probe is partially focused on whether any covert money from the Kremlin financed hacking operations to benefit Trump’s campaign, McClatchy reported Wednesday.

Two people familiar with the matter told McClatchy the intelligence agencies involved include the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency (NSA) and representatives for the director of national intelligence. Two law enforcement agencies — the Justice Department and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network — are also participating.

According to McClatchy, the interagency working group is informal and began scrutinizing possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race last spring. A key mission of the six-agency team, it said, is examining who financed the email hacks of major Democratic Party sources last year.

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