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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:27 am

Omar wrote:
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Some days I think a bot runs his twitter account. It's just word salad


someone should create a twitter bot account that auto generates sentences based off algorithms of his previous tweets


i made a bot read 1,000 hours of trump tweets and now it won't stop posting these 14 words
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 am

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Omar wrote:
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Some days I think a bot runs his twitter account. It's just word salad


someone should create a twitter bot account that auto generates sentences based off algorithms of his previous tweets


i made a bot read 1,000 hours of trump tweets and now it won't stop posting these 14 words


17 words...





The whole thread...
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:04 am

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The amount of complete disconnect for the people who see and hear this administration talk about flushing money down the (space) toilet over something as a horsefeathering ridiculous as a "Space Force" and think, "yup, this is totally good and makes sense," but who would then turn around and lose their mind screaming about "HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY PAY FOR HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE?!?!" is something I can't even force my brain to process.

Like, I get and know these people exist and they think like this, but HOW do they think like this. How are they not having, like, 46 mini-strokes a day because of the absurd thought processes that might as well be literally tearing their brains apart and ping-ponging the chunks around their skulls?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 am

This is from Deadspin and is a perfect summation of 45.
He doesn’t want to know more, not just because he is not really super into learning things but because it would never occur to him that there would be more to learn beyond the (impossibly childish) answers that his wise gut furnishes. This is his strength, and it is a powerful one—a willed ignorance and willful stupidity so unbelievably thick as to be bulletproof. Trump can’t be wrong, in a way that is meaningful to him, because he will never believe that he is wrong, or even think to ask.

Trump already knows everything that he will ever know, and he will spend the rest of his life peevishly spraying his wisdom on whatever problem presents itself. If he hadn’t been elected president, this would just be Robert Pattinson’s problem, but that’s not the world we live in. We live, instead, in a world in which one of the dumbest and worst men of his generation gets things psychedelically wrong in ways that cause a great many people to suffer a great deal, and then moves on.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby LeftCoastCubFan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:12 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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The amount of complete disconnect for the people who see and hear this administration talk about flushing money down the (space) toilet over something as a horsefeathering ridiculous as a "Space Force" and think, "yup, this is totally good and makes sense," but who would then turn around and lose their mind screaming about "HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY PAY FOR HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE?!?!" is something I can't even force my brain to process.

Like, I get and know these people exist and they think like this, but HOW do they think like this. How are they not having, like, 46 mini-strokes a day because of the absurd thought processes that might as well be literally tearing their brains apart and ping-ponging the chunks around their skulls?

Then where will we put all of our Space Cadets if not in the Space Force? The rest of government is already filled.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:48 am

Serious question, LCCF: you're actually pretty appalled at almost everything that's been happening over the last 18 months as the rest of us, right?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Omar » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 am

Cubs winning the world series sent us on some sort of weird alternate timeline

We have to go back Kate.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 pm

Oh jesus...

After floating the idea last month that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he was formally “exploring a run for the presidency of the United States.”
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:58 pm

Banedon wrote:Oh jesus...

After floating the idea last month that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he was formally “exploring a run for the presidency of the United States.”

I don't get the left's warm fuzzy feeling about this guy at all. I think he's a bit of an Ambulance chaser.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:08 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Banedon wrote:Oh jesus...

After floating the idea last month that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he was formally “exploring a run for the presidency of the United States.”

I don't get the left's warm fuzzy feeling about this guy at all. I think he's a bit of an Ambulance chaser.

I don't think there is that much of a warm fuzzy feeling, other than people enjoying actually see somebody take actions against Trump.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 pm

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I support the Tribune's shift to an Onion-style parody newspaper
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:44 pm



Putting the word outrage in quotes is just so horsefeathering demeaning
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:02 pm

Derwood wrote:

Putting the word outrage in quotes is just so horsefeathering demeaning

I refuse to believe that Trump can use sarcastic quotes correctly. He probably didn't write this tweet.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:03 pm

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Putting the word outrage in quotes is just so horsefeathering demeaning


Yes. Their opinions don't matter and we are doing them a favor by paying them for their labor. Both messages could not possibly be clearer
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:55 pm

Derwood wrote:

Putting the word outrage in quotes is just so horsefeathering demeaning



How many deferments did he have from Vietnam again? Piece of horsefeathers
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm

GOP voters are drooling while kneeling at the statue of their orange god in thanks for his determination to "tell it like it is."

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:14 pm

Why did he censor one f-word but not the next one?

Anyways, this won't move the needle. Racists love that he's a racist
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm

They'll just hand wave it away as being fake, or edited to somehow remove the totally logical and normal and not monstrously insane context with which the President of the United States in 2018 would be hurling around racial slurs.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:They'll just hand wave it away as being fake, or edited to somehow remove the totally logical and normal and not monstrously insane context with which the President of the United States in 2018 would be hurling around racial slurs.


Yeah I can't imagine why a recording of him using racial slurs would be any different than the '"grab em by the p-" recording was.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:18 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:They'll just hand wave it away as being fake, or edited to somehow remove the totally logical and normal and not monstrously insane context with which the President of the United States in 2018 would be hurling around racial slurs.


Yeah I can't imagine why a recording of him using racial slurs would be any different than the '"grab em by the p-" recording was.


Hell, all he has to do is say it's fake and that's good enough for WAY too many people.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:


The amount of complete disconnect for the people who see and hear this administration talk about flushing money down the (space) toilet over something as a horsefeathering ridiculous as a "Space Force" and think, "yup, this is totally good and makes sense," but who would then turn around and lose their mind screaming about "HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY PAY FOR HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE?!?!" is something I can't even force my brain to process.

Like, I get and know these people exist and they think like this, but HOW do they think like this. How are they not having, like, 46 mini-strokes a day because of the absurd thought processes that might as well be literally tearing their brains apart and ping-ponging the chunks around their skulls?


When the right talks about "taxes", they never mean LESS taxes, they just mean redistribution of wealth from workers to their buddies like defense contractors. If you look at where you vote, you are essentially voting for where you want your money spent, nothing else. It can be spent on global war mongering horsefeathers and asinine ideas like a militarized cosmic police force, or affordable cancer meds. Space suits and ray guns are waaaaaaay cooler for the right plus there's more money in it for them and their kind.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubInOK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:43 am

CubinNY wrote:
Banedon wrote:Oh jesus...

After floating the idea last month that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he was formally “exploring a run for the presidency of the United States.”

I don't get the left's warm fuzzy feeling about this guy at all. I think he's a bit of an Ambulance chaser.

I have no idea of what any of his stances on issues actually are. He only stands for "Trump Bad."
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