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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:05 pm

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He's SUPER apologetic about this.


Trump Derangement Syndrome, marked by such things as "being terrified of the President capitulating to Russia" and "Not wanting to lock babies in cages"

Not to be confused with Obama Derangement Syndrome, marked by such things as "How dare he wear a tan colored suit!" and "Michelle wants to grow a vegetable garden at the White house???"
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Anyone else notice that the daily WH press briefings have gone away?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm

New Quinnipiac poll has Beto within 3 points of Cruz. It's an outlier poll, but I'm choosing to believe the race is that close because as TT pointed out, confirmation bias is fun.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:01 pm

Derwood wrote:Anyone else notice that the daily WH press briefings have gone away?


I never paid much attention to them, but I was wondering recently why I hadn't heard people bitching about SHS anymore. Have they really just stopped doing them?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:36 pm

TruffleShuffle wrote:

i do think about once a month we should stop and acknowledge that in addition to being an absolutely abysmal human being, this guy just really looks horsefeathering bizarre.


Holy horsefeathers the first comment after that picture is both making me laugh and giving me nightmares
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:50 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:
TruffleShuffle wrote:

i do think about once a month we should stop and acknowledge that in addition to being an absolutely abysmal human being, this guy just really looks horsefeathering bizarre.


Holy horsefeathers the first comment after that picture is both making me laugh and giving me nightmares


he loooks like one of the wayans in white chicks
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:35 pm

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bcl412 wrote:I know his supporters will always find a way but when a big reason freaks like him is because he doesn’t take horsefeathers from people or something, how do you justify one of the weirdest attempts at a backtrack I’ve ever seen?

That's the thing, he takes a lot of horsefeathers from Vladimir Putin. He did everything but offer his ass to Putin in Helsinki.



How do you know he didn't give up his ass to Putin behind closed doors during their 2 hour private meeting?

Side note: Can the US translator in the meeting someday be supoenaed to testify on the details of the meeting?
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Brian707 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
bcl412 wrote:I know his supporters will always find a way but when a big reason freaks like him is because he doesn’t take horsefeathers from people or something, how do you justify one of the weirdest attempts at a backtrack I’ve ever seen?

That's the thing, he takes a lot of horsefeathers from Vladimir Putin. He did everything but offer his ass to Putin in Helsinki.



How do you know he didn't give up his ass to Putin behind closed doors during their 2 hour private meeting?

Side note: Can the US translator in the meeting someday be supoenaed to testify on the details of the meeting?


Blumenthal already talked about doing exactly that. Of course that would require a Dem senate
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby sneakypower » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 pm

Brian707 wrote:How do you know he didn't give up his ass to Putin behind closed doors during their 2 hour private meeting?

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
Brian707 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:That's the thing, he takes a lot of horsefeathers from Vladimir Putin. He did everything but offer his ass to Putin in Helsinki.



How do you know he didn't give up his ass to Putin behind closed doors during their 2 hour private meeting?

Side note: Can the US translator in the meeting someday be supoenaed to testify on the details of the meeting?


Blumenthal already talked about doing exactly that. Of course that would require a Dem senate



Correct it would be unprecedented, but possible
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Spoilers for The Americans re-boot in a couple of years

http://www.businessinsider.com/maria-bu ... ays-2018-7
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:32 am



Agreements in what now?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:06 am

msnbc reporting trump saw proof of evidence against vlad weeks before the inauguration. are they implying the president is lying? help me decipher
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:msnbc reporting trump saw proof of evidence against vlad weeks before the inauguration. are they implying the president is lying? help me decipher



NYT saying he saw proof Putin directly ordered election interference. I'm sure he will spin this in ways we have heard over and over. Fake News, Witch Hunt, Crooked Hillary etc
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:29 am

yup.



tl;dr: he's a traitor and the piss tape is real.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 am

Keep pissing off the intelligence community Donnie the leaks will keep coming
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:05 am

Putin better hope he can deal a death blow while his stooge is president. Otherwise, he casts severe doubt on worries that he is some kind of master strategist. He & his fellow criminals in Russia have to understand that there will be hell to pay once Trumpkins & complicit GOP'ers are run out on a rail. I don't see how anyone can think Putin is playing a long game here. He must be desperate to make something huge happen immediately, because long term, this will turn ugly for him/them.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:54 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

Real footage of Trump in the Putin meeting:
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby TruffleShuffle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:25 am

this sort of thing is entertaining, if not scientifically accurate:

https://www.bodylanguagesuccess.com/201 ... trump.html

REPORTER (beginning at 1:02:39): A question for President, President Putin. Ah, two questions for you, sir. Can you tell me what President Trump may have indicated to you about officially recognizing Crimea as part of Russia? And then secondly, sir, do you, does the Russian government have any compromising material on President Trump or his family?
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• Nods his head up-and-down
• Displays a false smile (this variety of false smile is known as a "Bitter Smile")
• Blushes
• Closes his eyes
• Looks down to his right
• Looks over to Putin
• Moves both hands and arms from a position front and forward on the lectern, to a retracted and back configuration
• Nods his head side-to-side (as Putin chuckles)
• Blushes deeper (as Putin chuckles)
• Looks to Vladimir Putin again for an answer (note he does this twice)

Blushing with a suppressed smile alone would be enough - yet this set of nonverbal dynamics, clustered together in this context is PROFOUNDLY indicative of guilt. His blushing comes in a second wave precipitated by the Russian President's laughter/chuckling.
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SUMMARY: After detailed nonverbal analysis of this portion of the Trump-Putin press conference, the findings strongly support the allegation that the Russian government has "compromising material" (what the Russians call, "kompromat") on Donald Trump and/or his family. Statement analysis also indicates both men are being deceptive. It's extremely probable that President Trump is being blackmailed.


the guy's findings always seem to confirm what he wants to find, but trump did look mildly like a deer in headlights during that question.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:58 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Putin better hope he can deal a death blow while his stooge is president. Otherwise, he casts severe doubt on worries that he is some kind of master strategist. He & his fellow criminals in Russia have to understand that there will be hell to pay once Trumpkins & complicit GOP'ers are run out on a rail. I don't see how anyone can think Putin is playing a long game here. He must be desperate to make something huge happen immediately, because long term, this will turn ugly for him/them.

Putin's goal is to destabilize democratic alliances in the West. He's been and continues to be spectacularly successful. Trump and the GOP are just a part (but a big part) of that. He has been able to use our greatest strength against us because he and his people understand the base nature of many White people.

Long after Trump is gone the damage he and the GOP have done in this short amount of time will continue. The only remedy is the ballot box.
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