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That Tucker Carlson drivel could have just as easily been a North Korean reporter regaling the supernatural qualities of Kim Jong Un.

The Taliban remains a hostile player in Afghanistan. We're still holding four garrisons there and providing support for the Afghan government's troops, but they and the Taliban haven't stopped fighting. It's still more of a proper war than what we have going on with North Korea. We at least signed an armistice with those guys.
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He's not serious, and he's not joking either.  He's just physically incapable of saying it was dumb, which it was, so he said the opposite.  And millions of people who watch him will misunderstand this dilemma Tucker found himself in, and just assume, "Yeah, it is impressive.  He's not afraid of no eclipse!!" 

 

But this is practically Fox's mission statement.  Making us dumber one segment at a time.

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Has this come up today?

 

TL;DR - Bannon wants Priebus to rat on Kushner to Mueller.

 

I'm sure this will be as organized as a wedding catered by the Three Stooges.

 

Mild fear: Trumpy's "presidential" appearance tonight gets his approval rating up, "pivots" him. Someone get revelations out.

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Don't worry. He's going to say some horrible shit tomorrow night at that rally in Arizona. You can bet on it.

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One step forward, two steps back.

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Listening to Trump talk about sending more troops overseas when all he ever talked about during the campaign was what a mistake we've made in Iraq and the Middle-East, really makes me wonder about that famous Eisenhower line, "A growing Military Industrial Complex." Maybe our govt. really is controlled by a military that pulls all the strings. No POTUS since WW2 has really been immune to sending troops overseas or starting some kind war (big or small) somewhere in the world. 

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Or maybe nothing he says has any meaning.

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Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
 

Or maybe nothing he says has any meaning.

That too! 

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Ugh.....the Trump administration, I swear to god, is the governmental equivalent of a gnat trying to fly into your nose while you're driving. Just when you think you got it...here it comes again and has you teetering on the edge of disaster trying to deal with it.

It makes me ill to think how Obama was treated and talked about by so many of these shit heads. He was the most presidential president in....well, y'all know...he was great. I felt good about our country. He was obviously a good and intelligent man. And this fucking doofus we got now gets compared to Jesus if he manages to not drag a blind kid out of the crowd and take a shit on him or sexually assault his own daughter. What the fuck is going on? This don't even seem real. "Oh...he managed to not start smearing feces on his face on stage and didn't call Obama a n*gg*r out loud on TV. He's so presidential!" I wanna stab the next person who praises him in my presence in the face with a soldering iron..
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Mild fear: Trumpy's "presidential" appearance tonight gets his approval rating up, "pivots" him. Someone get revelations out.
The good news is that every single time people claim he's "pivoted," he goes and makes some incredible fuck-up that sets us back ten or twenty years in some respect.

The bad news is that every single time people claim he's "pivoted," he goes and makes some incredible fuck-up that sets us back ten or twenty years in some respect.
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This is why I watch Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee and John Oliver. I can't take talking heads seriously when they take Trump seriously. This whole fucking thing is a joke. It might as well be funny.
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Ugh.....the Trump administration, I swear to god, is the governmental equivalent of a gnat trying to fly into your nose while you're driving. Just when you think you got it...here it comes again and has you teetering on the edge of disaster trying to deal with it.

It makes me ill to think how Obama was treated and talked about by so many of these shit heads. He was the most presidential president in....well, y'all know...he was great. I felt good about our country. He was obviously a good and intelligent man. And this fucking doofus we got now gets compared to Jesus if he manages to not drag a blind kid out of the crowd and take a shit on him or sexually assault his own daughter. What the fuck is going on? This don't even seem real. "Oh...he managed to not start smearing feces on his face on stage and didn't call Obama a n*gg*r out loud on TV. He's so presidential!" I wanna stab the next person who praises him in my presence in the face with a soldering iron..

 

"But Obama is a Muslim, born in Kenya!" - Trump supporters

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Polls aren't the end all be all and they're working off of a small sample size, but this breakdown is alarming (less for the statues and more for the Unite the Right rally)..

https://www.yahoo.com/news/majority-americans-want-preserve-confederate-monuments-reuters-ipsos-215130275.html
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I would bet a lot of those people are the kind who think, since the statues have been there a long time, they aren't really hurting anyone, and people should just mind their own business and stop being so politically correct.  It wouldn't surprise me if the majority of Americans thought that way.  While certainly depressing, I think there's an important distinction to be made between people who are in favor of monuments to the Confederacy, and those who just resist changing things that have been around since before they can remember.

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I think you nailed the basic General mindset of the average person. They don't research they don't consider they don't actively try to empathize, they just arrive at the easiest impulse conclusion.
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I'm a sampling size of one, but ten years ago, I might have responded with something like "Yeah, they're not hurting anyone."  People flying the Confederate flag would have annoyed myself, but I didn't have my current loathing for the symbol.

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Louise Linton, Steve Mnuchin's wife, posted the below picture and got some criticism for it.  Her response is also below:

 

https://twitter.com/margarita/status/899806489686179840

 

 

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Interior has order the National Academy of Sciences to stop studying the health risks caused by mountaintop coal mining.  

 

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170821/trumps-interior-department-moves-to-stop-mountaintop-removal-study

 

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Trump administration officials have told the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a review of the increased public health risks faced by Appalachian residents who live near mountaintop removal coal-mining sites, the academies revealed in a statement issued Monday.

 

Word of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement order was disclosed by the academies just hours before the scientific panel conducting the study was scheduled to hear from coalfield residents at a public meeting Monday evening in Hazard, Kentucky, and then hold two days of business meetings in Lexington.

 

Academies spokesman William Kearney said in a statement that the OSM told the academies in a letter Friday to “cease all work” on the mountaintop removal study. The letter indicated that Interior had begun “an agency-wide review” of grants and cooperative agreements in excess of $100,000, “largely as a result of the Department’s changing budget situation,” the academies said.

 

“The National Academies believes this is an important study and we stand ready to resume it as soon as the Department of the Interior review is completed,” the statement from Kearney said.

 

Last year, the OSM committed to providing more than $1 million for the study, in response to growing pressure from citizen groups and requests from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the state Bureau for Public Health in understanding studies by experts at West Virginia University and other institutions that found increased risks of birth defects, cancer, other illnesses and premature death among residents living near mountaintop removal sites in Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

 

Officials from the OSM did not respond to requests for information or questions about the matter.

 

Trump just loves coal miners, doesn't he?

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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

Polls aren't the end all be all and they're working off of a small sample size, but this breakdown is alarming (less for the statues and more for the Unite the Right rally)..

https://www.yahoo.com/news/majority-americans-want-preserve-confederate-monuments-reuters-ipsos-215130275.html

 

Yeah, well, the majority of Americans were likely in favor of preserving segregation back in the '60s, and fuck them too.

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Like all things this guy does, it'll probably not be executed at all correctly. Just a guess.

With the insane parallels of Arressted Development and Senior Orange:

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We can actually change minds on the statue issue. One of the Pod Save America guys pointed out that most polling right now reflects something similar to what Bailey said, that people may be hearing about the statues as an issue for the first time, and it's something that they haven't given much thought to - but that doesn't mean they're not open to change.

 

Also, just because it's polling poorly doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do. 

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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

He was obviously a good and intelligent man.

Even if it doesn't compute, you have got to realize nearly half of the voting population vehemently disagrees.

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It feels like that number should be much much higher.  

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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Louise Linton, Steve Mnuchin's wife, posted the below picture and got some criticism for it.  Her response is also below:

 

https://twitter.com/margarita/status/899806489686179840

 

 

This is the same Louise Linton who 'wrote' a book.....

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People Are Calling Bullshit On This Woman's Memoir About Her "Gap Year In Africa"

Louise Linton wrote that she escaped attacks by Congolese rebels, but people say that and other claims by her are false.

 

....something about letting them eat cake?

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this tweet sums up what I thought while seeing DJT 'speak' yesterday...
 

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John AvlonVerified account

 

TelePrompTer Trump sounds like he’s discovering every sentence & fact anew.

 
6:11 PM - 21 Aug 2017
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What say you, Shitty Pundits?
 
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@PhilipRucker
Tonight is a new President Trump: Acknowledging a flip-flop and talking about gravity of office, history & substance.


 

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Rewarding doing the bare minimum. This is the world we live in
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Yep, Trump earned his participation trophy.

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Ugh..
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I mean, I avoided shitting my pants this morning like a boss. Where's my fawning press coverage?
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

I mean, I avoided shitting my pants this morning like a boss. Where's my fawning press coverage?

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Originally Posted by Ska Oreo View Post

Rewarding doing the bare minimum. This is the world we live in

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post

We can actually change minds on the statue issue. One of the Pod Save America guys pointed out that most polling right now reflects something similar to what Bailey said, that people may be hearing about the statues as an issue for the first time, and it's something that they haven't given much thought to - but that doesn't mean they're not open to change.

Also, just because it's polling poorly doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do. 

Most English-speaking nations have history that goes back to the literal Stone Age, but most Americans can't be assed to learn two hundred years' worth of their own nation's history. The next time you're polling southerners about statues, ask them if they're aware that their city keeps statues celebrating traitors who took up arms against the United States and see how the participants react to it.
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One more for the road...

 

It takes a special kind of pseudo-President to make Fifield and Milburn look better.

 

 

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Prometheus?

Pretty good.

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Tucker Carlson: "Most other Presidents would have evaded to the side of a crashing spaceship. It takes guts to run in a straight line, defying it to crush you with every rotation!"
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DJT: "Prometheus....I love that movie. The part where they blew up the White House...it's a dump...it deserves to be blown up by those aliens....some of which are good aliens.....and I loved that part where Jeff Goldbloom runs from that dinosaur....who was just misunderstood.....yeah, well...movies...I watch only the best movies...."

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Paul Ryan, speaking at a Weyland fundraiser: "I have strong concerns about the choice of language, but we should remember that 'perfect organism' can mean so many things. You can admire the structural purity of something without agreeing with it, and we can all agree we have better things to do than paying attention to who tweeted what."

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Originally Posted by mondguy View Post

Tucker Carlson: "Most other Presidents would have evaded to the side of a crashing spaceship. It takes guts to run in a straight line, defying it to crush you with every rotation!"

 

"Up next: The President says he fast forwards through most movies - making America great again doesn't leave much time for the silver screen! - but he recently reviewed Ridley Scott's latest, Alien: Covenant. In an exclusive interview with FOX, President Trump explains how beautifully the film reveals the origins of the xenomorphs and says 'Move over the Sulaco! - The Covenant crew is the most engaging, big league group of space hoppers in the franchise'!"

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The crew of the Nostromo . . . DT doesnt like Marines that lose.
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EPA head Scott Pruitt set to undo regulations regarding impact on native species for all future off world colonies.  LV-426 is among the first to be affected by this decision.

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Lindsay Graham: "The crew of the Nostromo, like the Prometheus before them, were heroes, and it's shameful that anyone would suggest otherwise, especially if they're coming from the President of the United Earth Alliance." 

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I posted this in the racism thread but it speaks so much to our current moment that I thought it was worth a cross-post. If you're going to read one thing today - make it this: 

https://www.gq.com/story/dylann-roof-making-of-an-american-terrorist

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

I posted this in the racism thread but it speaks so much to our current moment that I thought it was worth a cross-post. If you're going to read one thing today - make it this: 

https://www.gq.com/story/dylann-roof-making-of-an-american-terrorist

 

Have it saved for lunch hour reading.

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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

 

 

Once Trump's no longer President, I want to see him and Obama interviewed at the same time, in the same room, with a team of fact checkers sitting ready to cross reference whatever ludicrous lies Trump tries with what he has said previously. I hope I live to see Obama tear former President Trump apart with a freedom he didn't even have during the election, armed with knowledge of Trump's shocking ineptitude and embarrassing failures. 

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I don't think even that would matter. Trump is immune to the truth, he can only see things his way and no ammount of fact checkers or calling him out on his utter bullshit would even make a difference. He's a 3 year old who you can't reason with. Although,  my 3 year old son seems to have more reason than this shithead. 

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We will write it together!

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The only change that I'd make would be to have that mini-mouth be an asshole.

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