Politics & Current Events

User avatar
CyHawk_Cub
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 6718
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 pm
x 108
x 1849

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:59 pm

KAC keeps getting booked for shows to spew her bald faced lies. I mean, cool that Bash asked a question that she herself claimed was meant in a light-hearted way, so I suppose that makes it worthwhile to fill the airwaves with more lies form this regime. Maybe my take is way wrong here, but I'm, horsefeathering tired of it.

0 x

User avatar
CyHawk_Cub
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 6718
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 pm
x 108
x 1849

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:17 pm

Short thread following a back & forth that Nichols had with Ian Bremmer (worth reading that whole exchange, IMO).



Thread
Spoiler: show


1 x

User avatar
Thurman Merman
Starter
Posts: 456
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:43 pm
x 432
x 138

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Thurman Merman » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 pm

Stupid people will often vote against whats in their self interest. So instead of trying to sell them on it, the noble thing at this point would probably just lie to them so they vote for you and then just do whatever helps these poor shmucks out.
0 x

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67997
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 984
x 1879

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:59 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:KAC keeps getting booked for shows to spew her bald faced lies.


Image
0 x

Cubfanintheknow
All-Star
Posts: 1750
Joined: Sat May 10, 2003 12:27 pm
x 27
x 110

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:06 am

Derwood wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:KAC keeps getting booked for shows to spew her bald faced lies.


Image


Why CNN or anyone else (Faux News excluded, because, well, they're stupid) keeps giving air time to this hot mess escapes me. She's going to lie, guaranteed. There are no "gotcha moments" to be had. She's literally too stupid to understand anything she's saying.
0 x

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67997
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 984
x 1879

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:14 am

Oh, she's not stupid at all. It's all one giant, scripted flow chart that she's rehearsed a hundred times before every appearance. If anchor asks X, say Y. And she delights in it
0 x

CubinNY
Hall of Fame
Posts: 22322
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:52 pm
Location: Pike Road, Al
x 199
x 470

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:14 pm

Mr. Businessman President is killing my investment portfolio. I’m down 29% since January.
0 x

Cubfanintheknow
All-Star
Posts: 1750
Joined: Sat May 10, 2003 12:27 pm
x 27
x 110

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:03 pm

CubinNY wrote:Mr. Businessman President is killing my investment portfolio. I’m down 29% since January.


You should have gone into real estate.
0 x

User avatar
Guancous
All-Star
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:08 am
Location: Silver Spring, MD
x 1172
x 299

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Guancous » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:13 pm

Thurman Merman wrote:Stupid people will often vote against whats in their self interest. So instead of trying to sell them on it, the noble thing at this point would probably just lie to them so they vote for you and then just do whatever helps these poor shmucks out.


Damn, that’s bleak. That also makes it harder to call out the politicians lying to the voters to enrich themselves personally.
0 x
Jose Quintana will be on the next Cubs team that wins a World Series.

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67997
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 984
x 1879

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:04 pm

Trump uses an anti-Semitic insult (Sleepy-eyed Chuck Todd) and the country shrugs
0 x

User avatar
JudasIscariotTheBird
All-Star
Posts: 3217
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:05 am
Location: Denver, CO
x 2951
x 1270

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24 pm

CubinNY wrote:Mr. Businessman President is killing my investment portfolio. I’m down 29% since January.

...what on Earth are you invested in? I mean, January was the height of the market, but still. Trump has been attacking Amazon, but its doing just dandy overall.
0 x
"None of these signal alarm bells to me"-Boris
"Sublime was driven by their frontman, who was, quite probably, a musical savant." -RIP Stannis
(Formerly Diceman4221)

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 77154
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 9510
x 12638

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:43 pm

Derwood wrote:Trump uses an anti-Semitic insult (Sleepy-eyed Chuck Todd) and the country shrugs


Please explain.
0 x

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 66239
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself
x 4954
x 4960

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:55 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:Trump uses an anti-Semitic insult (Sleepy-eyed Chuck Todd) and the country shrugs


Please explain.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4 ... mitic-slur

Apparently, if you have the stomach to google “how to spot a Jew,” you’ll find places like Stormfront listing certain facial characteristics, such as nose, skull shape, and also “sleepy eyes.”
0 x
Image

User avatar
JudasIscariotTheBird
All-Star
Posts: 3217
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:05 am
Location: Denver, CO
x 2951
x 1270

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:13 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:Trump uses an anti-Semitic insult (Sleepy-eyed Chuck Todd) and the country shrugs


Please explain.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4 ... mitic-slur

Apparently, if you have the stomach to google “how to spot a Jew,” you’ll find places like Stormfront listing certain facial characteristics, such as nose, skull shape, and also “sleepy eyes.”

Stormfront has all kinds of information for jew-spoting. I was arguing with some tea partier on the interwebs and when I was critical of Israel, he asked if I was a self-hating Jew, which confused me, since I'm not Jewish. After some clarification questions, I found that he assumed I was Jewish because of my last name, which ends in "mann." I explained how if a last name ends in "mann" it is simply a German name, but if it ends in "man" it might well be Jewish, but that when Germans came over to America, often the extra n was dropped, so you can't really tell here...not that it should matter. When he claimed I was making all of this up ( :roll: ) the only place I could find internet backup was on Stormfront, which suddenly made me feel very uncomfortable.
0 x
"None of these signal alarm bells to me"-Boris
"Sublime was driven by their frontman, who was, quite probably, a musical savant." -RIP Stannis
(Formerly Diceman4221)

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 77154
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 9510
x 12638

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:47 pm

I kinda feel like a place like Stormfront would list literally everything that could possibly be construed as an insult in that context.

Like, I'm all for calling Trump out as a hateful horsefeathers, but this seems like a reach. This is right is his dumb wheelhouse of being the less effective version of the guy from Seinfeld who says Elaine has a big head when she dumps him.
0 x

User avatar
TBS Playoffs Insider
Turdologist
Posts: 32479
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:57 am
x 2179
x 5601
Contact:

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I kinda feel like a place like Stormfront would list literally everything that could possibly be construed as an insult in that context.

Like, I'm all for calling Trump out as a hateful horsefeathers, but this seems like a reach. This is right is his dumb wheelhouse of being the less effective version of the guy from Seinfeld who says Elaine has a big head when she dumps him.


Huh? This is a pretty well-known slur
0 x
Duke Silver wrote:You've never been right about anything. You bitch and moan at the slightest hint of things not going right ... Suck my ass, you whiny little bitch.

User avatar
CyHawk_Cub
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 6718
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 pm
x 108
x 1849

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:33 pm

Inside the Beltway elites like mojo are above such talk.
0 x

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 77154
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 9510
x 12638

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:38 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I kinda feel like a place like Stormfront would list literally everything that could possibly be construed as an insult in that context.

Like, I'm all for calling Trump out as a hateful horsefeathers, but this seems like a reach. This is right is his dumb wheelhouse of being the less effective version of the guy from Seinfeld who says Elaine has a big head when she dumps him.


Huh? This is a pretty well-known slur


Then I just gotta plead complete ignorance, because I've been lucky enough to never come across it.

And to keep the Seinfeld thing going, am I the only one that pictures Jerry using that fake voice on the phone when his girlfriend is telling the tractor story whenever I hear about Trump calling people up and pretending to be "John Barron?"
0 x

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 22525
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5626
x 4307

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:45 pm

I, like Sofa, have never heard of that being an insult
0 x
Screw Pitchers

User avatar
minnesotacubsfan
Superstar
Posts: 16446
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:27 pm
Location: da Salish Sea
x 828
x 559

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I, like Sofa, have never heard of that being an insult



Make it 3
0 x
Image

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 66239
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself
x 4954
x 4960

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:54 pm

Yeah, I had to google it to get the link I posted. I'd never heard it either.
0 x
Image

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 77154
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 9510
x 12638

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 pm

Well, this is certainly creative:

https://splinternews.com/a-supposed-spi ... 1825471163

Vice President Mike Pence said last month that a spike in assaults against Border Patrol agents was one of the most shocking stories he’d heard in the last year.

“Attacks on our Border Patrol agents [in the last year] increased by 73 percent,” Pence said.

It turns out the statistics the vice president cited were shocking because the methodology the Border Patrol uses to track assaults is itself shocking.

For years, the agency tracked the number of assaults by simply counting the number of agents who were assaulted, like most law enforcement agencies.

But in 2015, the Border Patrol started counting assaults in a bizarre new way, according to a new report from the Intercept (emphasis mine):

[T]he agency apparently veered sharply from traditional reporting practices to a new system that counts the number of agents assaulted during an incident, then multiplies that figure by the number of perpetrators and the weapons used, thus neatly reversing the downward trend on the number of assaults.


With this new tracking method, the Border Patrol was able to claim that in 2017 there were “786 assaults, a spike of 73 percent, even as apprehensions fell from 415,816 to 310,532,” the site noted.

The Intercept looked into data and found one major source of that “spike” came from a single day in the Rio Grande Valley. The data showed there were “271 purported assaults” when seven agents were assaulted:

In response to questions from The Intercept, Coleman explained in an email that “an incident in the Rio Grande Valley Sector on February 14, 2017, involved seven U.S. Border Patrol Agents assaulted by six subjects utilizing three different types of projectiles (rocks, bottles, and tree branches), totaling 126 assaults.”

According to conventional law enforcement accounting, this single incident should have been tallied as seven agents assaulted — not seven agents times six perpetrators times three projectiles.
1 x

User avatar
JudasIscariotTheBird
All-Star
Posts: 3217
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:05 am
Location: Denver, CO
x 2951
x 1270

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 pm

By that math, I think I brushed my teeth a good 15,000 times this morning.
3 x
"None of these signal alarm bells to me"-Boris
"Sublime was driven by their frontman, who was, quite probably, a musical savant." -RIP Stannis
(Formerly Diceman4221)

NOLA
All-Star
Posts: 3641
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:17 am
Location: Bywater, New Orleans
x 556
x 339
Contact:

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby NOLA » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:03 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I, like Sofa, have never heard of that being an insult



Make it 3

4
0 x

User avatar
SouthSideRyan
is ELL
Posts: 49451
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:08 am
Location: Chicago Loop
x 496
x 1377

Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:05 pm

5, but you don't get exposed to a lot of Jewish people(or hatred of them) on the south side of Chicago.
0 x
Exile on Waveland wrote: IU smells like poop.


Return to “Social”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests