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 Tomfiend
Joined: 10/3/2016
Msg: 201
Fake News is the point - its the new truthPage 9 of 15    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Its been proven by advances in science, beyond any possible doubt, that JFK was taken down by Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. Oswald was highly likely working alone at the time. A marksman with a rifle and JFK traveling in an open car. That was the end of it.
 _mungojoe_
Joined: 10/1/2014
Msg: 202
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Posted: 1/10/2017 2:52:13 PM

JFK was taken down by Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman.

Oh horse sh!t...

Everyone knows it was Max Eisenhardt who was responsible... not on purpose... but still responsible...

Didn't you see the movie...?
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 203
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Posted: 1/15/2017 5:05:52 AM

Trump is an Illegitimate President.


"Oooh, that's a bingo! Is that the way you say it? "That's a bingo?""
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 204
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Posted: 1/15/2017 6:19:08 AM
Got me, I thought it was "ditto the last caller" so the original Trumpets were called Dittoheads. And I know old ladies cry bingo.

Q: how do you get a room full of distinquished old ladies to swear like sailors?
A: Shout, "bingo!"
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 205
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Posted: 1/15/2017 7:47:24 AM
I was thinking more "Inglorious Basterds" bingo but I do like your bingo take.
As for "ditto" those are Rush Limbaugh fans... "ditto-heads".

Trump fans I believe encompass a much wider range.
 JustinElle
Joined: 4/11/2015
Msg: 206
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Posted: 1/15/2017 3:16:30 PM
A Statement by someone pretending to be informed ......

I compare Trump to Bush II b/c of all the similarities I see.

OK so Bush is a businessman, had to deal with the NY mafia, who have their own agenda, made his money through dealing with sharks, relied on his wits and intelligence, a self created person who made deals that failed, got up and started all over and never it seems doubted himself. Trump has experienced a form of sustained vitriolic character assassination for over 18 months, a barrage of media insults and degradation, like no other presidential candidate or republican candidate ever. A one man pile-driver against 15 candidates, with no experience of the political game play, a total laughable outsider, with not one hope of success.....He beat them all despite everything.

Then he took on the Queen of Money laundering and war advocate, with all the media, all the democratic crooks, and most of the republican party against him. What was initially just pure vitriolic character assassination, most incredibly shot into the stratosphere, and this idiotic no chancer, continued, through the media barrage of misconceptions and distortions, with the global press and politicians all against this upstart. He was accused of being Putin's puppet, which we all know was a veiled accusation of treason, or worse, trying to impeach him before he could be impeached and still he stood his ground. Obama also weighed in as did the corporate sector, if not the world itself directed by the fountain of foundation influence and money, run by the Clinton clan......and again this failure of the human species, this inconceivable moronic fool, stood his ground.....and against all the impossible odds... became the president elect.

But that just lit another vitriolic fuse and the pressures of press and misrepresentation which everyone thought had reached such impossible heights, continued to rise, and today and everyday just goes on rising.


Bush2 a reformed lush/drunk/alcoholic with little backbone, allowed his advisors to pull all the strings, as parroted the lines they fed to him, as we all know was incapable of any original thought whatsoever, and as for being decisive, well 9/11 and the New Orleans flood not forgetting the weapons of mass propaganda lies suggest he was as incapable of decision as any drunk would be.

So comparing the two, based on what?

Personal prejudices?

Fake analytical thinking?

Propaganda overdose?

So this TRUMP self creation cant be put down by conventions character assassination methods that have always worked in the past, as the pathway to being president historically in littered with so many disfigured corpses.

Nothing conventional has stopped this unprecedented force and we all have to admit its not through lack of trying.


But this seeming unstoppable force is like us all mortal, and if the billions spent by all failed to stop TRUMP....how many would volunteer to try for mere millions?

So his only weakness is his mortality and the established powers really do not have alternative options left do they, as they have exhausted all other possibilities, of did I miss a trick?

He is his own man, and if anyone thinks he will be told what to do, how to do it or when to do it, history has shown its a ridiculous concept. He will decide, and he will sack anyone who fails in any way as this reality show is also unpresidented.


So its not a matter of if TRUMP will consume lead, or worse depleted uranium....its surely when.


So let us bet on the inevitable and everyone is invited to bid.
 Yule_liquor
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 207
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Posted: 1/15/2017 10:10:21 PM
^


Trump has experienced a form of sustained vitriolic character assassination for over 18 months, a barrage of media insults and degradation, like no other presidential candidate or republican candidate ever.


LOL!
The biggest assassin to his character...is Trump himself.
If the media wanted to assassinate him, they couldnt even have dreamed of all his debauchery that he was uncovered with!

As though Trump hasn't insulted anyone himself............man you are a joke!


He was accused of being Putin's puppet,


When he gives credence to Putin over his own security organization, and national interest; then YES, he is a Puppet. A puppet who was helped by Putin, and who now owes him for his efforts!


He is his own man, and if anyone thinks he will be told what to do, how to do it or when to do it, history has shown its a ridiculous concept. He will decide, and he will sack anyone who fails in any way as this reality show is also unpresidented.


Like dictators do



the established powers really do not have alternative options


The Democratic house has the option of not participating in any of his legislative efforts, or that of the GOP. Trump will implode, it is not if...it is when!
 2ufo2
Joined: 8/29/2016
Msg: 208
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Posted: 1/15/2017 10:34:31 PM

So his only weakness is his mortality...

Are you kidding?
His biggest weakness is his ego.
Next comes his arrogance coupled with his ignorance.
Followed by his nepotism.
Then his lack of respect for the rule of law, personal dignity, personal responsibility, and pretty much anyone and anything else.


He is his own man, and if anyone thinks he will be told what to do, how to do it or when to do it, history has shown its a ridiculous concept. He will decide, and he will sack anyone who fails in any way...

You do realize that the POTUS is not above the rule of law?
He WILL be told what to do as well as how and when to do it.
Of course, he'll probably ignore those very good directives then whine on twitter about the fallout and how it wasn't his fault.


... as this reality show is also unpresidented.

Is that an intentional pun? Because Trump certainly is 'unpresidented'.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 209
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Posted: 1/16/2017 7:19:35 AM
Justin:

Bush did try his hand at his father's business, the oil business. You know how Harken Energy turned out, right? Sank so low, he had to get bailed out with father's friends and the SEC investigated. Has Trump been investigated? Bush also was involved the Texas Rangers, worked over the Texas senate like most sports teams do

http://static.espn.go.com/mlb/bush/timeline.html

Bush was the first president to enter the White House with an MBA, so yeah, he's a businessman. Neither man did well in school, couldn't name a book they enjoyed or quote accurately from it, have demonstrated a lack of intellectual curiousity or an interest in details of actually running things, so they'll gladly hand off the policy wonk stuff. They're both more interested in showing up in front of a crowd. Trump is a narcissist, Bush was described as having "dry drunk" thinking. Is Trump's focus on sex an addiction of its own? I'll let experts debate that one.

Trump's son emailed that if he supported his father, then he could be the most powerful VP in history, in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. Well, what other presidential policy is left to conduct? Before 9-11, Bush shared Trump's level of focus on changing the tax code. Bush wasn't accused of being Putin's puppet, he merely claimed to have looked him in the eye and

http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/14/bush-explains-his-comment-about-putins-soul-says-russian-leader-changed/

both men have a way with words, "bigly" and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushism

will Trump ever have to say to the people he's hiring for posts they have zero experience in, "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie?" Will the man surrounded by generals and wanting to use noo-clear weapons conduct the wars Bush did, or just stick to waterboarding that Bush started? Both have had their elections questioned, which casts a shadow over their mandates going in. Both went against Democrats considered to be a continuation of a popular Democrat 8 year reign.

that's just off the top of my head as I go out the door, shall I go on?
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 210
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Posted: 1/16/2017 12:44:04 PM
LMFAO ... ... at all the whoop tee do in setting up for the "Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries" style inauguration.

If Trump even lasts the 72 days to beat that wedding duration, then it will be only because everyone is out of town doing crash courses on learning to speak Russian ... the new second language of the US!

Trump is not a legitimate president and has no legitimate mandate from the American people. None. "He lost the popular vote by a figure approaching 3 million. He can claim absolutely no legitimate popular mandate, yet he intends to implement the most right-wing agenda this country has seen in going on a century."





Trump is not getting rid of his businesses because he knows he will not be president long enough to miss a step in being the boss. Ivanka and Jarred will stay in Washington so they can get Jarred all groomed up to be the new VP when Pence takes office (after they kick Trump out) ... it's all in the Constitution. Pence can appoint a VP and Jarred will be "legal" as he will not be a member of the acting president's family. That way, all the Trump voters will still have a "Trump" (so to speak) and there won't be much of a revolution.


They will be rid of the "tweeter in chief" and Pence can pardon Jarred's father ... all will be hunky dory.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 211
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Posted: 1/16/2017 2:02:05 PM
So what is Trump afraid the press might see and report, if they were in the White House?

http://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/01/15/trump-considering-moving-press-white-house/

BTW, JustinElle? Remember when GW Bush's Jeff Gannon episode?

"Between 2003 and 2005, he was given credentials as a White House reporter. He was eventually employed by the conservative website Talon News during the latter part of this period. Gannon first gained national attention during a presidential press conference on January 26, 2005, when he asked United States President George W. Bush a question that some in the press corps considered "so friendly it might have been planted"[2][3] ("How are you going to work with [Senate Democratic leaders] who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?").
Gannon routinely obtained daily passes to White House briefings, attending four Bush press conferences and appearing regularly at White House press briefings. Although he did not qualify for a Congressional press pass, Gannon was given daily passes to White House press briefings "after supplying his real name, date of birth and Social Security number."[4] Gannon came under public scrutiny for his lack of a journalistic background prior to his work with Talon[5][6] and his involvement with various gay escort service websites using the professional name "Bulldog."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Gannon

Well, guess what about Trump?

"Mr. Trump’s communications team has pledged to shake up the status quo, inviting nontraditional journalists, including talk radio hosts and conservative bloggers, to the West Wing and prohibiting television coverage of daily press briefings,"

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/15/business/media/trump-white-house-press-corps.html?_r=0

golly, what a....um, what's the word? Oh yes....similarity.
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 212
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Posted: 1/16/2017 2:14:05 PM
"Trump is not a legitimate president"

^^^^^^^ Wrong, he is yours and my President whether you voted for him or not. Just like 8 years ago, just like every President who has been elected. I understand when some people can't stand to see Hillary get trounced in the election, their candidate but like I said in so many posts in 2016 that she brought this all on herself, she was miserable in her campaign(although it still wouldn't have made a difference) and it showed in the absolute landslide in the electorate. I think she should live in California because if she didn't have 4 million more votes then Trump, she lost with all the other states combined by over a million votes so California and all those great celebrities would welcome her for sure. I thought I heard one time California wanted to secede, then Hillary could be President of that country. Millions there don't care that she is corrupt. Maybe Springsteen could write a song about her.
 _mungojoe_
Joined: 10/1/2014
Msg: 213
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Posted: 1/16/2017 2:55:48 PM

it showed in the absolute landslide in the electorate.

Yes... an almost 3 million vote landslide... by the electorate... and all for Clinton...

Amazing how facts just seem to fly over your head...

I think she should live in California because if she didn't have 4 million more votes then Trump


So you think it is all about California... do you...?

Well... guess what sunshine... I can account for her entire vote lead... just by counting her leads in Washington, New York and New Jersey... over 2.8 million votes more than Trump...

People who don't understand how to count without their fingers... really shouldn't be trying to "talk numbers"... It only makes you look the "stupid fvck"... Or didn't you realize that...?


"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."

Frank Zappa
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 214
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Posted: 1/16/2017 3:13:58 PM
Oh mung, you are a joy to school. Besides California, all the other states combined had Hillary losing by over a million votes. But let's put that aside and look at what really counted in the election and that was the electoral vote where Hillary was CRUSHED!! YIKES mung, your new President crushed your Hillary. Maybe we can find a second place trophy for Hillary, ya know, kinda like an "atta girl" type "participation" trophy. You know, the kind that people love to give to every kid who participates in sports at those early ages. But since we are at it, we can also give out trophies to the other candidates but you betcha mung, Hillary's can be bigger. On second thought, I remember your prediction about the electoral vote and yuppers, you were oh so........WRONG! But you may as well frame that prediction mung and I am sure that will make you feel better.........especially after you have that snickers bar!! YIKES!!!
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
Msg: 215
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Posted: 1/16/2017 4:55:38 PM
Still throwing tantrums? You know the only way to shut them off is to ignore them.

Oh wait- We folks in "Flyover country" are supposed to support these parasites that live in big cities. I'd ask that they would come into the center of the country and spread their fertilizer around here. But then we'd end up with polluted ground, and not worth anything. Much like their big cities are already. Meah, stay put and gripe away. I can, and do ignore the rantings of crazy people that think they're right.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 216
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Posted: 1/16/2017 5:00:28 PM
Purplerider is right, the flyover states have enough pollution. In fact, it would be nice if they sent less to the liberal areas.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/us/politics/eastern-states-press-midwest-to-improve-air.html

http://midwestadvocates.org/assets/resources/nutrient_pollution_factsheet.pdf

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2016/11/23/us-steel-fined-michigan/94338764/

https://www.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-impacts-midwest

always a pleasure to educate. Especially in these times of the right embracing fake news, or no news at all from the White House. What could the transparent Trump be so afraid they'll see?

"The incoming Trump administration is considering giving the White House press corps the boot amid growing right-wing vilification of journalists."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-team-white-house-press-corp-article-1.2946818
 _babblefish
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 217
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Posted: 1/16/2017 5:25:39 PM
isn't pence from indiana? home of a one hit wonder? i got nothing else

you can live on a coast and in a small community,
really
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 218
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Posted: 1/16/2017 5:25:58 PM
Nice to see some real news and not fake news in the media finally. The historically black college in Alabama(Talledega College), the marching band is going to march and perform in Friday's Inauguration. The schools President, Billy Hawkins has received lots of bad feedback, that he should be ashamed and that it is a bad mark on African Americans. He has had death threats by going. Really?? Now those that are threatening and upset that the band is performing are really disgusting people. Like Mr Hawkins said, it is a civic event, not who is or isn't being sworn in. These kids will have a memory that lasts forever that they were able to be involved in this special day. And what is really cool is Fox news, you know, that network that is terrible had Mr Hawkins on I believe on Friday and they had raised about $57,000 dollars up to that point. After the interview on Fox and a g0-fund-me page, I think the total raised is around $500,000. Those damned deplorable racists, how dare they help out a group of people to get to this special day. Bill O'Reilly's foundation gave $25,000 alone. Those deplorable Fox viewers, how dare those racists give their own money to help these kids and this college. You know that the hateful liberals who are still crying over the election, do ya think they gave anything?? With the over and above money the College got, they can buy new uniforms, improve their older transportation vehicles etc. What lesson this shows is the leftist hate, pure and simple. Mr John Lewis should hear about this story and learn.
 _babblefish
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 219
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Posted: 1/16/2017 5:48:00 PM
^ do you often talk to yourself?
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 220
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Posted: 1/16/2017 5:58:17 PM
John. It's called the chik-fil-a effect.


It only occurs if you are stalwart enough to proceed in spite of the noise..
 _mungojoe_
Joined: 10/1/2014
Msg: 221
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Posted: 1/16/2017 6:02:17 PM

that was the electoral vote where Hillary was CRUSHED!!


Only in your fantasies... Trump took the electoral vote with a piddling ~80K votes over three states... but I suppose you need to see it otherwise... how else would you gloat...? Certainly not based on "squeezing by" at 0.06 % (that's 6/100ths of 1% for the numerically challenged) of the vote...

you were oh so........WRONG!


No I wasn't... apparently you are also literacy challenged as well... You need to get someone to explain it to you... perhaps your granddaughter could help you out...

Still throwing tantrums?

And the "stupid fvcks" just keep rolling along...You and John-boy... the "fantasy kings"... When you don't have anything to gloat about... you make it up...

Nice to see some real news and not fake news in the media finally. The historically black college in Alabama(Talledega College), the marching band is going to march and perform in Friday's Inauguration.


And that's all you really have to cheer about... Trump managed to "land" a college marching band for his inauguration... Man, does Trump know how to throw a party...!!!




"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."

Frank Zappa
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 222
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Posted: 1/16/2017 6:23:17 PM
mung, we have another poster who does the emoticons alot, kind of reminds me of someone who doesn't have a message so they have to use the "props" to make it look cool...or maybe insecure?? And I do think you need to be in the "deflector in chief's" cabinet because you guys do it really well, you glide right over the post you wanna talk about but.......you don't. YIKES!!!!
 forumslady
Joined: 12/7/2016
Msg: 223
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Posted: 1/16/2017 6:42:44 PM
deetristate- I had never heard of the Chic-fil-a effect, so I looked it up.
That was, um.......interesting! :0
I'm not sure though, how large groups of people remembering things wrong and/or theory's about an alternate universe, tie in with John's remarks???
(interesting though, that you spelled it wrong too, that's not a slight or an insult, since you know what it is. The jist of it is that many people insist it's Chic-fil-a instead of the correct, Chick-fil-a)
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
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Posted: 1/16/2017 7:02:30 PM
Message 218 ...
john ...
You know that the hateful liberals who are still crying over the election, do ya think they gave anything??

Yeah, yeah we know ... so called "hateful liberal" Democrats never do anything to help others ... eh?

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article108703227.html
Democratic effort to rebuild bombed GOP site in NC hits fund goal in 40 min

An online campaign reportedly set up by a group of Democrats to help rebuild the firebombed Republican Party headquarters in Orange County met and surpassed its $10,000 goal in only 40 minutes.

The GoFundMe account had raised $13,117 as of Monday morning.

It was set up by a group of Democrats who said they hoped to make a statement against such tactics, which the state’s GOP leaders have called “political terrorism.” Leaders of both parties nationwide have condemned the burning.

Do you really think republicans would have done the same if it was the Democrats that got fire bombed? We all know they wouldn't have been bothered.

Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County’s GOP headquarters on Sunday, setting campaign signs, supplies and furniture ablaze before burning itself out. A swastika and “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building.

Democrats behind the GoFundMe page referred to the spray-painted message as “an abhorrent threat.” The group said its online campaign is aimed at helping the office reopen as soon as possible. The campaign is not an official effort of the Democratic Party, but rather the work of a group of supportive Democrats.

Not something any republican I know would have helped with ... and I actually do know a lot of republicans. I try to remain friends in spite of the deplorable things they say to me and the deplorable way they treat people who are of color and apparently not "X-tian".

“So, let’s all pitch in, no matter what your party affiliation, and get that office open again quickly.”

Organizers called the campaign effort “a moment for graciousness, not fractiousness.”

But ... but ... "hateful liberals"!!!

“I’m a lifelong Democrat who reviles violence and believes in fair play,” posted Anna-Maria Marshall on the campaign page. “Hope that the people who did this are brought to justice.”

Added donor Lori Hyrup: “For the people helping, this isn't about political affiliation. It’s about people helping people because that is what America’s about. It’s what we’ve always been about.”

Well, not for long. Wait and see what it's going to be all about.

Look at all the people who are going to lose their affordable health. Look at all the women who have no place to go but to Planned Parenthood for affordable health and now they are going to close them all down.

Yes ... some Planned Parenthood clinics offer abortions, however never for free and never with state or federal funding. I know because I helped a friend pay for one when she needed it. I know because my mother used to donate to Planned Parenthood and specified that her money go to help women in need of abortions ... for what ever reason. I know because she had Macular Degeneration and could not see to make out the checks and it was my job to assist her with that task.

Why close them down? It's apparent ... so that more people who can't afford health care will die. What other answer could there possibly be?

You can't get a mammogram or prostate cancer exam in the ER? They are not going to give any woman a pap smear in the ER. They don't offer birth control pills to poor women in the ER. And I know of no man who was ever supplied with condoms in the ER. I know of no man who was ever treated for an STD in the ER. (Got Herpes? Go fly a kite!)

It's the job of ER's to stabilize a patient and then send them on their way. They don't treat people the way a neighborhood health clinic does.

Where should those poor people go?

You sure cannot count on any republican to help.

When I asked a high-profile republican here in Columbus (in a leadership position in the local republican party) what those poor people would do, he laughed at me and sneered and said, "They'll figure it out. It's the survival of the fittest." I couldn't help but remind him that his own mother had cancer and got all the help she needed. (She just recently passed away.)

He knows my daughter. I asked him what she should do if she gets cancer or even a report that indicates she might have cancer or perhaps finds a lump in her breast. She's just a student with no income ... going to school on grants and scholarships. Right now she gets Medicaid and Planned Parenthood accepts that health insurance plan. But they want to stop Medicaid. I looked at him and waited for an answer.

He just walked away. He's supposed to be a friend. He's a member of the club I sing with.

Gee what a nice guy.
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 1/16/2017 10:59:31 PM
Yes in this new year which is only a few days old, seismic 'happenings' are afoot. With teresa may launching her speech regarding brexit this morning and the donald becoming none other than president the donald tis a laugh a minute week.

Ah well i mind on these forums when posters said 'he is the potus and must be respected' well thats oot the windae now eh?

Remember the thread about missus obamas arse? Some politician had said it was huge and middle aged white geezers on these very forums got all aerated and indignant. Ah the auld days. Now ive just read about this watersportsgate thingy.

But surely pissing the bed is less harmful than destabalising the middle east and killing loads of people is it not?

Maybe this is president the donalds cigar and young lassies moment? But anyway the excellent marxist free speecher brendan oneill has chipped his wee view online about the rank hypocrisy of the intolerant illiberal liberal elites..........


"In their increasingly desperate efforts to prevent Trump from undermining Western liberal values, Western liberals are destroying those values all by themselves.

Why liberal hacks are going wild for the dodgy dossier on Trump.

If there were an award for double standards, a Golden Globe for double standards perhaps, the Trump-fearing, Brexit-loathing chattering class would win it hands down.

For months now, these people have been fretting over ‘fake news’, warning we live in a ‘post-truth’ era, sneering at the little people for buying into the lies of any demagogue that promises them a simpler, more immigrant-free life.

And yet now these same people are publishing and sharing and snarking over a document that is utterly unverified, its source unknown, its claims unproven, and its tales about as tall as you can get. The dodgiest of dossiers.

But it’s okay to push this fantastical ‘news’, these rumours, because their target is Trump, and we all hate Trump, right?

Buzzfeed, being the youthful, somewhat hip mouthpiece of every middle-of-the-road liberal platitude, has for months been tut-tutting over Western society’s descent into ‘post-truth’.

In December it castigated US Congress for failing to stand up to ‘fake news’, to do something about ‘the rampant conspiracies that were shared widely during the presidential election’ and all the ‘disinformation and propaganda’ about Hillary.

And yet yesterday, it published conspiracies of its own, which have now been widely shared, and which could very easily be given the name ‘disinformation’ or ‘propaganda’, or certainly ‘utterly unsubstantiated claims’: the intelligence document that says Trump is up to his neck in Russian contacts and once hired prostitutes to piss on a bed the Obamas had slept in.

One story in particular has caught Twitter’s and the media’s attention: the claim that Trump hates the Obamas so much that he travelled to a Moscow hotel they once stayed in and hired Muscovite prostitutes to urinate on their actual bed. All while being filmed by Russian intelligence, who had put cameras in the room, and who then blackmailed Trump and basically said to him: ‘Do as we say and wreck America for us or your anti-Obama piss party with hookers will be revealed.’

If you believe this, you’ll believe anything. It’s being called Watersportsgate. Of course it is.

And this rumour – remember, the source of the rumour is unknown, its documenter unnamed – taps beautifully into the liberal-left’s increasingly conspiracy-theory idea that Trump is in essence a Manchurian Candidate, a puppet of Putin, doing his master’s bidding.

And now we know why the president-elect is so dutifully poisoning America on behalf of Evil Russia: it’s at least partly because Russia has the anti-Obama piss prostitute film. This is how out-of-control the pro-Hillary, pro-EU set feels now, how unhinged they have become – that they will engage in a leftish rehash of 1950s McCarthyism, pushing the notion that Russia controls Trump, and hugging every dossier, whatever its lack of veracity, that confirms their view that they didn’t lose, that the EU didn’t fail or Hillary wasn’t rubbish, but rather that wicked foreigners, blackmailers from beyond the Black Sea, invaded our computers and minds and souls and screwed up everything.

Buzzfeed admits there is ‘serious reason to doubt the allegations’ in the dossier. Indeed, other Western media outlets have had this dossier for months but didn’t publish it because their exhaustive efforts to verify its source and its more outrageous claims proved fruitless.

We now have a situation where mainstream media outlets call on Facebook to punish people who post links to stories that say ‘Hillary’s advisers operated a paedophile ring in a pizza restaurant’ while simultaneously spreading stories that say ‘Trump travelled to Moscow so he could get prostitutes to piss on Michelle Obama’s pillow’.

On all sides. Right now, many are allowing their hatred of Trump to win out over their commitment to fact-gathering and to being sceptical of intelligence agencies seeking to set the political agenda – witness the demands that the FBI/CIA do more to expose Trump’s alleged Russia links."
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