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#1109308
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Rocket Man makes a reappearance. And so does the possibility of total thermonuclear destruction.

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy.

The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks on the United States’ enemies — especially North Korea and Iran — Trump was bellicose and direct. In those moments, he sounded a lot like his Twitter feed.

Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and accused him of being on a “suicide mission for himself and for his regime.” The president promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if it attacked the United States or its allies.

He hinted that he would soon pull the United States out of the international nuclear deal with Tehran, a move that would unnerve U.S. allies who are also parties to it.

“That deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you have heard the last of it,” he said. “Believe me.”

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#1109019
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Weirdness.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/18/media/stephen-colbert-sean-spicer/index.html

Stephen Colbert had the idea to invite Sean Spicer up on stage at the Emmys on Sunday night. He and his producers knew there would be blowback. And there’s been a whole lot.

But Colbert thought it would be funny and surprising, and that’s what mattered most.

Spicer scored points for comedy but sparked a raging debate: Should Colbert and the Emmys have given Spicer a platform to rehabilitate an image so badly tarnished by his brief stint working as President Trump’s spokesman?

Was Spicer “in on the joke?” Was he essentially admitting to lying to the American people from behind the White House podium?

As the debate went on late Sunday night, Colbert was celebrating his first gig hosting the Emmys at a late-night party in Los Angeles. Spicer was there too, taking selfies with celebrities and gawkers. He seemed to revel in the attention.

Spicer resigned from his job as White House press secretary in July and formally left the administration in August. Now he is hitting the speaker circuit, landing consulting gigs and looking for a potential TV commentator job. He will be a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall.

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#1108817
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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So this happened.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/president-trump-omnipresent-emmy-awards-ceremony-49922601

Spicer wheeled onto the stage behind a mobile podium — a la “SNL” impersonator Melissa McCarthy — and joked about the Emmys having its biggest audience ever. The reference to his dubious claim about the crowd size at Trump’s inaugural struck some on social media as not the sort of thing that should be joked about.

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#1108649
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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This afternoon in Trumpworld:

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-tweets-gif-himself-hitting-hillary-clinton-golf-ball-and-mocks-kim-jong-666543

President Donald Trump has retweeted an animated gif showing him hitting a golf ball at his 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton and knocking her to the ground.

In another post sent in a Sunday morning flury of tweets he mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “rocket man.”

“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!,” the president tweet.

In other messages Trump retweeted a Bloomberg story reporting he may be worth as much as $2 billion to Twitter, and boasted of America’s growing military and economic might.

Democrats and Republicans critcized Trump’s Clinton retweet, in which footage was spliced together of Trump striking a golf ball and Clinton falling over, made to appear as though the ball had struck the former secretary of state.

https://twitter.com/Fuctupmind/status/908163011793358848/photo/1

Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary

And this is from ten years ago, but still worth noting:

https://twitter.com/latimes/status/790177257843224577

This is a letter Trump sent us in 2007. He was upset about an article on Trump University, later threatened to sue: http://lat.ms/2dWeAnR

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#1108087
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

chyron8472 said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.)

So what you’re saying is: people who don’t like the music that you like are not normal; people in a certain region who don’t appreciate the things you perceive people in that region should appreciate are not normal.

People who play D&D are not normal. People who dress up in funny costumes and go to conventions to hang out with other people in funny costumes are not normal. People who do not dress how you would have them dress are not normal. People who are not politically conservative are not normal. …and people who belittle others in a Politics thread on a Star Wars forum are not normal. Wait what?

You, sir, are not normal.

And I would say that your assertion that only normal people are pleasant and decent, while saying eccentric gay people are not by default, just speaks to your narrow view of what is pleasant and decent. Especially because you are being neither pleasant nor decent.

The Bible does say that the Fruit borne of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Such things are ideal, but we live in a fallen sinful world, with hurting people, who all have their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. You are no measure by which to judge how “normal” said hurting sinful people (including myself) do or do not match up to that ideal. Especially when American culture in general is extremely selfish and doesn’t place much value in many of those traits.

The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t trust the powerful corporations, and want the government to regulate business while staying out of their personal lives; conservatives don’t trust a powerful government, and want the government to regulate society while staying out of their business activities. People from either viewpoint are equally normal.

I like most all genres of music. I can even find a few raps to appreciate. The Principles are shared by everyone in the Milky Way Galactic Region. I’m a bigot against those Andromadans. Always been curious to play D&D. Always been a fan of All Hallows Eve. Don’t care about gender-bender costumes on consenting adults as long as the parents have an opportunity to keep their kids clear. I actually feel great appreciation, in this ‘RRRRAAAAAAMMMMMMMM it down your throat’ age, for the homosexuals and cross-dressers who take care to keep it in their homes or designated venues (even though that’s THE BAREST MINIMUM anyone has the right to expect) “Honored in the breech thereof.”

Regular Americans are very ABNORMAL. Tragically, CATACLYSMICALLY, those who furiously defy True Law are the norm of modern society. The normal people are EXTREMELY unpleasant and indecent and incessantly belittle those who yearn for what we all know is True.

I don’t know which conservatives you have been speaking to. The one’s I know tend to feel deep distrust and dislike for the characters who run the large corporations(most of whom are, contrary to popular conception, libdem globalist-fascist lefty tools.) The conservatives I know want strongly regulated business. The regular time-tested commercial legal code represents profound regulation. They just oppose lefty trial lawyer led insanity designed to destroy punish and co-opt the private economy for insane political purposes. The conservatives I know don’t want government in personal lives of consenting adults, they want an end to destruction and depravity rammed into the innocent, the underaged, the uninvolved and the nonconsenting. Anyone who has any faith in Big Govmint for any purpose is ignorant to the point of rock stupid. “Government, at it’s very best, is but a necessary evil.”

It is certainly True that Jesus and the Apostles put great emphasis on products of the Spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience… Jesus placed extreme burdens on his missionary clergy the Disciples. Of course they would, they were launching the most radical faith system in history in the face of intense depravity holding all worldly power. Christians could not be antagonizing in their regular day-to-day lives. But these are not the only fruits of the Spirit, and we do not always act in a regular day-to-day manner. Jesus himself whipped the moneychangers, hurled the worst possible curse words and invective at the Pharisees, vowed again and again and again and again that he would hurl the rebellious into eternal agony, commanded Christians to sell their garments if necessary to buy the weapons for bloody defense… Jesus and the apostles commanded castigation, shunning, extreme judgement of all…

What.

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#1108062
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Movies generally considered "bad" that you like.
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darth_ender said:

yhwx said:

Alderaan said:

TV’s Frink said:

Alderaan said:

Film is missing Karen Allen or Elsa, one woman who is the good girlfriend type or another you just want to ****.

Post is missing any trace of class.

Not everyone here is asexual or coloring in their Star Wars coloring book.

Notably, that’s also the roles those characters were designed for.

You never fail to amaze.

As in the kind of amaze that is the opposite of actually being amazing.

Kinda like that other meaning of awesome.

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#1108029
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Maybe these are the “Regular Americans” husezini is talking about.

https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-enabled-advertisers-to-reach-jew-haters

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three “promoted posts” — in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories — which were created by an algorithm rather than by people — and said it would explore ways to fix the problem, such as limiting the number of categories available or scrutinizing them before they are displayed to buyers.

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#1107990
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

chyron8472 said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

Moral Narcissism

The leadership of the Left are intensely depraved outright psychopaths. It’s extremely alarming to see regular Americans excuse their catastrophic destruction with […]

Seriously. What is a regular American? Do regular Americans have kids? If so, are single adults not regular Americans? Are regular Americans divorced? How many times have they been divorced? What kind of job do they have? How much money do they make? What kind of car do they drive? Do they own or rent? How big is their residence? Do they have a pet? What kind of pet and how many? Do they have a smartphone?

For any quantitative answer of the above, what is the acceptable standard of deviation from the “regular” mean, median, and/or mode to still be in range of being considered normal?

How many qualifiers must be met to be considered regular? Can someone be single, work at McDonalds and have a flip phone or a landline phone and be regular? Is there a tax-bracket that, once one exceeds it they are no longer regular? I own a Nintendo Switch. Do regular Americans own a Switch? Do regular Americans prefer Apple or Android? I hate Apple. Am I regular?

Who the heck is a regular American?

Well, in this context, I was referring to denizens of North America who are qualified to vote in elections but not particularly concerned with lefty activist political scheming.

In the sense of your question, I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.) This also is not dependent on marital status or tax bracket or game console disposition…

How predictable.

Also:

denizens

No.

Also: Stop capitalizing common nouns and adjectives.

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