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  • 1 Term (4 Years)

    33 19.76%
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    56 33.53%
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    51 30.54%
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    6 3.59%
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    21 12.57%

Thread: ✮✮✮ !Trump Dumped! ✮✮✮

  1. #16926
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Someone crunched the numbers on that:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...-why-rcna50883

    Average excess death rates in Florida and Ohio were 76% higher among Republicans than Democrats from March 2020 to December 2021, according to a working paper released last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Excess deaths refers to deaths above what would be anticipated based on historical trends.
    This means over a quarter of all excess deaths were "extra" Republicans. There's a chance this could have swung some elections if they were closer than a few thousands, and a slight Democratic win.

    There was a point where it looked like Lauren Boebert might lose by < 100 votes. If that had happened it would have been very believable that this was within the margin of her own anti-vax position causing her loss. Right now it looks like she won by under 600.
    Last edited by Cipheron; 19th Nov 2022 at 05:21.

  2. #16927
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Boebert's case is extra interesting in that was supposed to be a relatively safe seat, from what I understand.

  3. #16928
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Ooh, a popcorn moment. Elon Musk had a twitter poll on allowing Trump back on, 50%+ said yes, so Musk said Trump's back on.

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/o...eb792caac2f727

    Donald Trump says he won’t be returning to Twitter following poll

    Donald Trump says he has no interest in returning to Twitter after Elon Musk vowed to reverse his ban, with it facing “incredible” problems.
    Elon is doing an "alpha-male" power play here, graciously "allowing" Trump back onto "his" platform.

    Musk then apparently just re-opened Trump's account by himself and that account started to rack up followers.

    I don't often agree, but Trump might have made the right call here to ignore the account completely. Accepting it would make it look like he's beholden to Musk, while ignoring it cements his position and will please his Truth Social / DWAC supporters, while leaving Musk in an awkward freeze-frame moment.

  4. #16929
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Real "get in loser, we're going losing" vibes from both of them.

  5. #16930
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Berghem Haven
    Perfect, alpha-ma(i)ling defeating itself.

    "Wait, they gave our LORD PROTECTOR the possibility to return and he refuses? Is he really caring for us.....subjects?"

  6. #16931
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: under God's grace
    I see two sports teams on the telly, fighting. There's cheering for the BLU team. Also talking smack at the RED. The dart board has a picture of the captain of the RED team, funny hair. I've been frequenting this pub since 2001, and I love it here. Although I'm rooting for RED.

    ...

    I'll get me coat

    Last edited by Qooper; 22nd Nov 2022 at 12:42.

  7. #16932
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    Ironically, Elon Musk is probably the person best able to help Donald Trump win again, if Musk wanted to. Musk is a rising Republican star, but unlike DeSantis, he can't run for President.

  8. #16933
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...234599500/amp/

    Trump is upset that Ron DeSantis stole his plan to bus migrants to blue cities. However several ex White House people had outline what Trump's plan actually involved. He ordered them to collect 'rapists' and 'murderers' at the border and instead of locking them up or expelling them, to bus those guys to Democrat-voting cities.

  9. #16934
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    And they have the gall to complain that Democrats supposedly want open borders.

  10. #16935
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Also, Kanye's 2024 election run is looking interesting

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...49e51d77059184



    Well he's impressed me and got my vote. I'm voting for Mr Faceless Terrorist in 2024.
    Last edited by Cipheron; 2nd Dec 2022 at 03:21.

  11. #16936
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Just goes to show you should never argue with a Twitter mod, especially one who paid billions to get their post.

  12. #16937
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Trump is selling NFT's, now.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...on-1234648014/

    EDIT: "Non-Fungible Trumps" lol.
    Last edited by Pyrian; 15th Dec 2022 at 18:28.

  13. #16938
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Probably worth about as much as a degree from his university.

  14. #16939
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Sooo, back when Trump was claiming that he wanted to release his tax returns but couldn't because they were under audit? Setting aside the fact that being audited in no way prevents him from releasing them, he wasn't being audited, and the reason he wasn't undergoing the mandatory presidential audit was because one of his appointees to the IRS shut it down until a whistleblower told Congress.

  15. #16940
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    I remember there was some partial leak of his past taxes a few years ago, and his statement at the time was something like he was shocked and upset about the leak and wanted to know who did it. But the results made him look really good, so maybe it was good that they were leaked anyway; he doesn't know... something that made it really transparent that he'd leaked them himself to take pressure off of the more recent returns which he was still withholding.

    The guy is such a pathetically open book more often than not. It's a wonder he casts such a spell on morons the way he does.

  16. #16941
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    He isn't casting much of a spell anymore. Even QAnon folks see the corruption and mental illness now. Around me, the last of the homes flying Trump flags have taken them down in recent weeks. But they still have their Let's Go Brandon flags waving, so it's a sign that Trump's base is moving on.

    In 2016, there were still a lot of people angry about the causes and responses to the great recession. Trump tapped into their hunger for revenge against the people and systems responsible for it. So did Bernie Sanders. There were people who crossed over from one to the other, which tells you that most of the country wasn't thinking about policy, they were looking for somebody who would disrupt things and champion the working class.

    Anyway, somebody gave 18 years of Trump's returns to the New York Times. It was during the 2020 campaign, so it was kind of lost in the noise. I can't be bothered to circumvent the paywall to look at it again, but I recall he paid no taxes most years and owed the Treasury about $400M. I don't think he cares whether people find out that he's a cheat, he cares if people find out he's not as rich as he claims he is.

  17. #16942
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    https://news.yahoo.com/28-republican...174500075.html

    Greene and Boebart joined 26 other House Republicans to vote against the bipartisan Respect for Child Survivors Act, which overwhelmingly passed out of the House anyway and will address how the FBI has historically mishandled child sexual abuse cases. The bill will create specific teams within the FBI to support child victims and investigate child sexual abuse, trafficking, and child abuse content.
    The whole "won't anyone think of the children" "you're all groomers" bloc of the GOP were the lone holdouts who voted against this bill.

  18. #16943
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Canuckistan GWN
    Rump's Christmas Message includes orders for his minions to Kill Special Council Jack Smith, his family and friends.


  19. #16944
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    That's not even on the level of "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?", though.

  20. #16945
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Not Kansas
    Trump is now claiming he's 'clairvoyant' as well as 'brilliant'. I swear, you can't make this shit up!!! Is he setting the stage for an insanity plea? Or is it that the orange man who claims to be a 'real stable genius' doesn't know the meaning of 'clairvoyant'?? Bets, anyone?? Lmao!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Some of the Tweeted responses are to die for! lolol

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-dec...031427940.html

  21. #16946
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Canuckistan GWN
    Well he doesn't know what a Marxist is, if he thinks that the Capitol is crawling with them.

  22. #16947
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicker View Post
    Well he doesn't know what a Marxist is, if he thinks that the Capitol is crawling with them.
    That's probably why they often couch that as "cultural Marxists":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultur...spiracy_theory

    The term "Cultural Marxism" refers to a far-right antisemitic conspiracy theory which claims that Western Marxism is the basis of continuing academic and intellectual efforts to subvert Western culture. The conspiracy theory misrepresents the Frankfurt School as being responsible for modern progressive movements, identity politics, and political correctness, claiming there is an ongoing and intentional subversion of Western society via a planned culture war that undermines the Christian values of traditionalist conservatism and seeks to replace them with the culturally liberal values of the 1960s.

    Although similarities with the Nazi propaganda term "Cultural Bolshevism" have been noted, the contemporary conspiracy theory originated in the United States during the 1990s. Originally found only on the far-right political fringe, the term began to enter mainstream discourse in the 2010s and is now found globally. The conspiracy theory of a Marxist culture war is promoted by right-wing politicians, fundamentalist religious leaders, political commentators in mainstream print and television media, and white supremacist terrorists, and has been described as "a foundational element of the alt-right worldview". Scholarly analysis of the conspiracy theory has concluded that it has no basis in fact.
    In a speech to the Conservative Leadership Conference of the Civitas Institute in 1998,[14] Paul Weyrich equated Cultural Marxism to political correctness
    So to get that straight, a Marxist is someone who follows Marx's writings. But a "Cultural Marxist" is someone who doesn't say the n-word or go around getting upset about the gays.

  23. #16948
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Huh, never knew I was a Marxist, but okay.

  24. #16949
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Berghem Haven
    Yes, to the absurd point that some extreme marxists (here in Italy we got some of them) are not "cultural marxists" (because they're hegelian marxists so they symphatize with hegelian national socialists / nazbol so they're "good to go" )
    You see why the GOP and the Far Right are simply mad or just planting the seeds of plain chaos in the mind of people using this fringe academy-confined maitre-a-penser as grey eminances in their pseudorational narrative.
    Last edited by lowenz; 26th Dec 2022 at 17:13.

  25. #16950
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Quote Originally Posted by lowenz View Post
    Yes, to the absurd point that some extreme marxists (here in Italy we got some of them) are not "cultural marxists" (because they're hegelian marxists so they symphatize with hegelian national socialists / nazbol so they're "good to go" )
    You see why the GOP and the Far Right are simply mad or just planting the seeds of plain chaos in the mind of people using this fringe academy-confined maitre-a-penser as grey eminances in their pseudorational narrative.
    I don't know much about Hegel but it's interesting if one writer has influenced both sides of the political spectrum. That makes me think of Nietzsche who was see as a radical leftist by some in his day, but the executor of his estate was a right-wing Germanic ethno-nationalist, so edited editions of his books to support her views. That would kind of suck if you wrote a bunch of stuff, then your sister was an actual Nazi and rewrote your stuff to support Nazism.

    Also the idea of the Nietzshan "Superman" is clearly mis-interpreted by people who think they're smart but are clearly not. There were two prodigies who read in Nietzsche that the future "Superman" won't need rules, moral etc. Nietzsche clearly meant that enlightened beings won't need rules because they will always know to do the right thing. But these Einsteins took "whatever the Superman does is correct" to mean that if you think you're better than everyone else it's ok to murder people.

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