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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The Logan » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:23 pm

Speaking of "Doing anything", this is making the rounds now, but back on February 7th, in case folks forgot, the Trump admin donated nearly 18 tons of surplus emergency medical supplies to China to combat the virus, including masks, respirators, and more, along with a commitment of $100 million to help fight the spread in China, who they are now blaming for this. Somehow this is also all Obama's fault I'm sure.

https://www.state.gov/the-united-states ... ronavirus/
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:59 pm

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Postby NOLA » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:12 pm

In non Covid-19 news, a really interesting article on AOC.

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:43 pm

NOLA wrote:In non Covid-19 news, a really interesting article on AOC.


Interesting. I think she may be making this move too early, though. Not sure what to think about it. I suppose her image is pretty well solidified at this point, and putting out the "I can make deals" vibe within the party isn't bad. As Bernie's national spotlight is going to start to wane, I'm not sure this is the best timing, is all.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:41 am

This makes me want to do something very illegal. (Cut to 2 minutes if you want the pure rage injection.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1B2XxMngY
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:48 am

Nah, I’m good
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:49 pm

God horsefeathering damn it.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:44 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/robdelaney/status/1244712772706996225



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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/robdelaney/status/1244712772706996225



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Just watched that with the kids last night.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 am



It’s kind of impressive how quickly “smart” conservatives like Rich Lowry went all in for Trump just because he’s a fellow racist who loves punching down on minorities and immigrants and the libs.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby NOLA » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:29 pm

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I have mixed emotions on this. I certainly hope that these are for the time being behind closed doors and not public. In a perfect world, they will be able to outline a timeline of systematic negligence in our response to the pandemic. More likley, this will provide an easy misdirection by Trump to a "politics as usual" conversation, a fight he welcomes, rather than focusing on the real time mistakes being made daily by his administration.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:46 pm

So, here is what's new in my world:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/whiting-executives-got-14-6-million-bonuses-before-bankruptcy

Its your classic "fire a bunch of workers, the executives get massive cash bonuses, and then the company files for bankruptcy immediately after" story. Nothing new or surprising...apart from the very new, young, female CFO getting 2.2 million. Her name is Correne Loeffler. All I could find in the google machine that matches remotely with Kelly is that she got her BA from Indiana University while Kelly grew up in Illinois, and both have finance/banking backgrounds. Just a coincidence?
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And yet...I think both of those tweets are true.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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6.6 million unemployed, leadership!
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Regular Show » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:53 pm




I hate Jared Kushner so damn much.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:56 pm

Jared Kushner is a robot with human skin that eats old people’s medicine for fuel
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