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Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 am

oh he wants to keep out brown people because their countries of origin are horsefeathers HOUSES? well that's totally okay then!

perdue and cotton sure went from "i don't recall hearing anything like that" to "oh yeah he definitely said horsefeathers house" pretty quickly.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 am

Apparently Mississippi and Alabama celebrate Robert E Lee Day on the same day as MLK Day because of course they do.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:01 pm

soccer10k wrote:Apparently Mississippi and Alabama celebrate Robert E Lee Day on the same day as MLK Day because of course they do.

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Postby squally1313 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:43 pm

Oh, that makes sense.

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Postby Banedon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Gonna be glad when this guy is gone.

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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:56 pm

squally1313 wrote:Oh, that makes sense.



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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 pm

so trump was wondering why we don't get immigrants from countries like norway with... better plumbing?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 pm

squally1313 wrote:Oh, that makes sense.




in fairness, those R's are likely also from "horsefeathers" areas that lack building plumbing and regularly use horsefeathers. that, and they are xenophobic racists horsefeathers.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:59 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:so trump was wondering why we don't get immigrants from countries like norway with... better plumbing?


he doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't give up health care and a solid education to come here and pad his and his buddies pockets
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:39 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:so trump was wondering why we don't get immigrants from countries like norway with... better plumbing?


he doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't give up health care and a solid education to come here and pad his and his buddies pockets

From a sociological standpoint, it really is pretty interesting how little many Americans know about other parts of the world. People like Trump are fed jingoistic propaganda about America all their lives and never realize, understand, or want to understand how some things might be better in other countries. It's just a blanket America is the best country in the world without examining what they mean by that.

I would bet every single penny I have that Tump doesn't know there is no college tuition in Norway. I'd bet he has no idea that every single person's taxes are public in Norway. I think he might know about universal healthcare, but I wouldn't be on it. I'd also bet he has no idea that people in Norway, on average, live longer than Americans.

This goes true for a randomly selected middle-class Trump voter, college educated or not.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:18 pm

CubinNY wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:so trump was wondering why we don't get immigrants from countries like norway with... better plumbing?


he doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't give up health care and a solid education to come here and pad his and his buddies pockets

From a sociological standpoint, it really is pretty interesting how little many Americans know about other parts of the world. People like Trump are fed jingoistic propaganda about America all their lives and never realize, understand, or want to understand how some things might be better in other countries. It's just a blanket America is the best country in the world without examining what they mean by that.

I would bet every single penny I have that Tump doesn't know there is no college tuition in Norway. I'd bet he has no idea that every single person's taxes are public in Norway. I think he might know about universal healthcare, but I wouldn't be on it. I'd also bet he has no idea that people in Norway, on average, live longer than Americans.

This goes true for a randomly selected middle-class Trump voter, college educated or not.


This is so true. I was at a funeral this weekend so I was with a bunch of family and friends. Politics came up (more specifically Trump "horsefeathers" comment. There was 15 of us in this conversation. Only 2 of us thought what he said was wrong. The other 13 were proud of Trump because he was speaking the "truth", how great our country is, etc. Meanwhile I mentioned all these stuff to these people (Trump is the President- there's a certain way you need to present yourself/Norway and other European countries' college, taxes, healthcare so why would these people want to come over/etc..). They were like, "No way that a country can support universal free college/healthcare so it's fake news and you need to stop lying."

I just got up and left after that. There's a lot more in between, but that's the gist of the conversation. Haven't talked to any one of those 13 since.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby MWV » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Bannon has been subpoenaed by Mueller to testify in front of a grand jury, according to the NYTimes.
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Postby UK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:22 pm

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-black-mem ... ism-782468

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called on Trump to consider the concerns of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Post reported.

According to people familiar with the meeting, Trump dismissed the suggestion and said the CBC’s view didn’t matter because he wasn’t going to change the policy to cater to them. He then said he “did not particularly care about that bloc’s demands," according to the newspaper.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:25 pm

MWV wrote:Bannon has been subpoenaed by Mueller to testify in front of a grand jury, according to the NYTimes.

I could see that one coming from a mile away. I have no idea why people think Bannon would flip. The Mercers have so much dirt on Bannon there is no way he's going to flip unless indicted.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:10 pm

UK wrote:http://www.newsweek.com/trump-black-members-congress-immigration-cbc-racist-racism-782468

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called on Trump to consider the concerns of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Post reported.

According to people familiar with the meeting, Trump dismissed the suggestion and said the CBC’s view didn’t matter because he wasn’t going to change the policy to cater to them. He then said he “did not particularly care about that black’s demands," according to the newspaper.


Fixed.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 pm

Im sure that's super common for people that wear glasses but still...
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Banedon wrote:Im sure that's super common for people that wear glasses but still...


...but even more common for people who are evil incarnate
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 pm

This press briefing with the doctor who gave the physical is basically the press corps asking vague "Isn't the president a big fat idiot?" questions.

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:27 pm



Surely a coincidence that the president's reported BMI falls one pound short of the obesity threshold.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:

Surely a coincidence that the president's reported BMI falls one pound short of the obesity threshold.

"Many people are saying BMI is a flawed way to view ones overall health and that at 75" tall and 239 lbs, with my blood pressure and heart rate I'm one of the most healthy people ever for my age and certainly the most healthy presidents ever." -Trump tweet later today probably
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