Trump's America, March 2017: Using His Inside VOICE

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Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:49 (three years ago) link

good luck usa

I am Socutus of Butt. Resistance is futile. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:50 (three years ago) link

we gon need it

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:52 (three years ago) link

Trump's really starting to deliver on those comparisons to Hitler, isn't he. Last night's speech he used the same language and intonation as Hitler, same ideas, right after announcing a new project that the Nazis used to help create the pretext for the Holocaust.

Yet ... now the media is all cuddly with him because he patted them on the heads. Democrats are actively trying to quash whatever genuine resistance to Trump is out there even in the face of all this. Yeeeeeeeeeah.

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:54 (three years ago) link

what do you mean by that?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 14:59 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/7CGzQBf.jpg

This, plus the rise in hate crimes that Trump blamed on the victims, plus the new VOICE program which resembles the Nazis publishing "crimes" committed by Jewish people. Trump supporters are murdering innocent people because they think they look like Muslims. Mosques are getting burned down. Trump's staff after the speech stated that his administration has no plan of changing their policies whatsoever.

Anyone in their right mind should look at all of this and fight it like we all imagined we'd fight the rise of the Nazis in history class. Yet the only ones who are talking like this are on the left, and the Democratic/liberal establishment regularly slanders them and does their best to keep them out of the party.

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:06 (three years ago) link

David Duke loved the speech. I wonder why? (Hint: Read the first two lines of the tweet above) https://twitter.com/DrDavidDuke/status/836778671302184962

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:07 (three years ago) link

I just realized, I wonder if those alt-right nuts got the idea of #PizzaGate using code words because of how neo-Nazis use code words to communicate with each other. Where would they get that idea from, ya know? It's all just speculation, obviously, but this looks like a pretty grisly puzzle here.

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:12 (three years ago) link

guys, there's nothing more "presidential" than bloodlust and scapegoating

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:16 (three years ago) link

caught this DeVos shit, right?

https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/836425805085429761

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:20 (three years ago) link

yeah some great "choices" they had smh

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:27 (three years ago) link

At this point, these things are starting to feel almost beneath our attention. Of course a willfully-ignorant idiot said something ignorant and idiotic. What else are they going to say?

The Flautist of Flatus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:29 (three years ago) link

these VOICE shit is scary as fuck imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:35 (three years ago) link

I thought the thread title was a Hot Fruit reference.

how's life, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 15:39 (three years ago) link

Another great thought. The left is in a weird place, especially on the Socialist and Communist end. When I was a kid I joined the Youth Communist League back in the 90s during a bout of Russophilia.

The same Kremlin talking points Trump and his supporters spout off are some of the same exact ones I learned in the YCL: dismantling NATO, shutting down US military bases, that kind of stuff. And the Socialist/Communist groups have old Soviet leanings, using the same language, "comrade" in the DSA, etc.

Maybe that's why it seems like large blocks of the left have this intersection with Trump supporters that they probably shouldn't have. So a few big rallying points on the left might be compromised by Kremlin propaganda going way back, creating an even greater division in unity with the only potential for opposition, not even just from the liberal establishment.

Yeah, we're in some shit here.

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:01 (three years ago) link

And Ryan is looking down, right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because I think he just broke a record.

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:04 (three years ago) link

I make ghosts happy

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:16 (three years ago) link

wtf was that ? he must be so happy his death would spur on record cheers at the joint sessions speech.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:17 (three years ago) link

no greater honour than having the orange goon who sent you to your death make up shit about your post-mortem emotions

I am Socutus of Butt. Resistance is futile. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:31 (three years ago) link

I didn't watch this cuz I'm not *that* much of a glutton for punishment so instead focusing on good news that GOP still totally in the weeds on their ACA repeal, Connecticut special election victories, and yet another delay of MuslimBan 2.0. Keep it up, losers!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:32 (three years ago) link

These windows into Turnip's perception of the world reveal so many previously-unconsidered variations on how broken a human being can be.

The Flautist of Flatus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:34 (three years ago) link

Just stunned though at how quickly the media cleaved to the pivot narrative, even though that is some of the shit that got us here in the first place

Dysphagia Nutrition Solutions (stevie), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:34 (three years ago) link

The fact that it's the shit that got us here in the first place is why you shouldn't be stunned.

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:36 (three years ago) link

They've been waiting for daddy to quit drinking, and now he's totally going to do all of those things he's promised if we're just good little boys and girls and stop making him so mad all the time.

The Flautist of Flatus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:36 (three years ago) link

^^^

none of this shit is surprising

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:37 (three years ago) link

well, the fact that he apparently spoke in complete sentences is somewhat surprising, but it's hardly a reason for applause

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:37 (three years ago) link

i feel stupid (and also this doesn't matter) but can someone explain why last night was not billed as a SOTU?

gr8080, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:39 (three years ago) link

Cos we're not a union anymore

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:40 (three years ago) link

I don't like "abusive relationship" narrative going on re: Trump and the media. The abusive relationship here is with US citizens and the media, with people thinking the media is actually in the service of public interest. Why would it be? Is Coca Cola working for the public interest?

larry appleton, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:41 (three years ago) link

the SOTH get's to choose what it's called and he decided to call it a joint sessions speech. not sure of his reasoning xp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:42 (three years ago) link

Jon Schwarz tolls the bell:

@tinyrevolution
Trump's language last night about Medicaid was taken almost word for word from Paul Ryan's Better Way Medicaid plan

"Medicaid is not just healthcare for the poor. It also pays the bills for over 60 percent of nursing home residents, and 40 percent of all national long-term care costs. And the number of Americans who need nursing home care is going to rise significantly over the next several decades as the baby boom ages into their eighties and nineties. Cutting Medicaid over this period is a recipe for people literally dying in the streets (or for luckier ones, on the foldout couch in their kid’s living room)."

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/the-only-concrete-takeaway-from-trumps-speech-medicaid-is-doomed/

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:46 (three years ago) link

Isn't it because it's normally not called SOTU in the first year of a new presidency?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:48 (three years ago) link

Woulda been better if he went full-Yelawolf and called it his Shit of the Union Distress

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:49 (three years ago) link

I think a President technically has to be in office for a year before it becomes an official SOTU.

Been surprised by positive responses to the speech. Is his popularity going to go up several points temporarily? Then he can get the US into a war and boost it some more. Lovely.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:51 (three years ago) link

he'll get a boost from this. then he'll tweet some dumb shit, insult somebody, get in a fight w the press, issue the Muslim ban EO, etc. and it'll nosedive again.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:51 (three years ago) link

His popularity has bounced back and forth a bunch since Inauguration so probably. But long term it will probably stay in the toilet

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link

I'm just flummoxed that there are still people who are unable to take like this big picture view of a dumbfuck public figure who has been showing us exactly who he is for decades and who has been vocally espousing a very particular strain of his general douchebaggery for years and who has spent the last year and a half incessantly assaulting us with what a spectacularly irredeemable piece of human garbage he is and how thoroughly resistant to change he is. I don't know how, in the face of that, you can watch him talking slightly more calmly about things that are just slightly less hateful than usual and pretend that he's pivoting or changing or maturing or growing. Fuck every single person who's promoting that narrative, seriously, and may each one of them be tethered to him in the historical narrative of whatever awful shit he manages to do before he's ejected from office.

The Flautist of Flatus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:53 (three years ago) link

I'm not sure how the VOICE thing isn't completely overshadowing anything else that's being considered positive about this speech.

Evan, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:54 (three years ago) link

Most people think politics are really this easy thing that corrupt politicians have fouled up, so what non-dumbfucks see as evidence of incompetence and cluelessness, they see as "the new Sheriff in town being temporarily stymied by the old corrupt bureaucracy"

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:56 (three years ago) link

yeah. there were audible gasps in the audience when he described it. xpost

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:00 (three years ago) link

God, the headline on NYT right now: "Trump Offers Up a More Hopeful Vision"

jmm, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:03 (three years ago) link

the next several decades as the baby boom ages into their eighties and nineties

why we are well fucked for 25+ more years, and not just bc of health care costs.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:03 (three years ago) link

Reasons why i am planning to die by 55

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:04 (three years ago) link

Without spawn

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:04 (three years ago) link

NPR noon newscast totally emph'd the "presidential" spin

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:08 (three years ago) link

Reasons why i am planning to die by 55

well, i have to see if the Mets win this year

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:11 (three years ago) link

and the only guvmint that matters:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/01/investing/dow-21000-trump-speech/index.html

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:13 (three years ago) link

the stock market thing and the whole media narrative around it is troubling. could it be that investors are optimistic because they know they're in an era of deregulation? no, no, that couldn't be it. they're optimistic because of trump's patriotic eagle vision for the country.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:21 (three years ago) link

trump clearly loves taking credit for the gains since his election. and when there's an inevitable dip/crisis/crash, it's all too predictable how trump will react - it will be somebody or something else's fault, he will be treated so unfairly

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:23 (three years ago) link

wow at that video where Trump hustles out of the executive order signing when he's asked about immunity for Flynn...

Dan S, Friday, 31 March 2017 22:43 (three years ago) link

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/847941360401485826

Dan S, Friday, 31 March 2017 22:56 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKJv_LNIE1A

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:01 (three years ago) link

How do you get to this level without learning the first thing about how not to appear INCREDIBLY guilty? I'm agnostic about who might've done what or even if anything illegal ever occurred, but these dudes are convincing no one with this behavior.

Ambling Shambling Man (Old Lunch), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:03 (three years ago) link

I've managed to avoid any direct audio or video of him until now, it's still fucking impossible to wrap my head around Trump being the President.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:04 (three years ago) link

we have some serious affirmative action for silver spooners in this country

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:23 (three years ago) link

chait goes in

Krauthammer himself has been a paraplegic since the age of 22. That’s an expensive medical condition. Probably he has group insurance through the Washington Post or another institution with which he’s affiliated, allowing him to spread the cost of his expensive medical care onto a risk pool that includes healthier, cheaper-to-cover people. Or perhaps he has a different arrangement. I do not for one moment resent that my insurance helps cover either childbirth or mechanized wheelchairs, even though I personally need neither service, and nothing Krauthammer says would make me reconsider.

It is callous enough that Republicans apply their every-man-for-himself logic to health care, and land on the belief that those fortunate enough to be blessed with good health should not be burdened with the cost of paying for the medical needs of others. But when the advocate of this argument himself has expensive medical needs, the callousness rises to a level of solipsistic barbarism. A paraplegic man resents having to pay for women who need help breastfeeding their babies. Why should those women have to buy insurance that covers wheelchairs?

mookieproof, Friday, 31 March 2017 23:35 (three years ago) link

http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/could-michael-flynn-turn-on-trump

ryan lizza on the immunity story. i'm still unclear i guess on what exactly flynn wants immunity for - aside from the logan act, what laws has he broken? i guess that's what we don't know yet

k3vin k., Friday, 31 March 2017 23:57 (three years ago) link

"Although Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner of Covington & Burling, refused to comment for the article, he tweeted out a statement teasing that “General Flynn certainly has a story tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”

"As an experienced lawyer, Kelner will know that the Justice Department would never grant immunity for testimony on these terms. Prosecutors would first require that Flynn submit to what’s called a proffer session in which Flynn would agree to tell everything he knows in exchange for the prosecutors agreeing not to use his statement against him. Only after the prosecutors heard what Flynn could offer in terms of evidence against others, and had an opportunity to assess his credibility, would they be willing to discuss any grants of immunity or a cooperation deal. At a minimum, the prosecutors would require Flynn’s lawyer to make a proffer outlining the information that Flynn could provide.

"The fact that Flynn and his lawyer have made his offer publicly suggests that he has nothing good to give the prosecutors (either because he cannot incriminate others or is unwilling to do so). If he had something good, Flynn and his lawyer would approach the prosecutors quietly, go through the proffer process in confidence, and reach a deal. Why? Because prosecutors have an interest in keeping their investigation secret, and Flynn’s lawyer knows that...."

https://www.justsecurity.org/39426/explainer-flynns-request-immunity/

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:21 (three years ago) link

We're applying logic and reason to these people because why?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:32 (three years ago) link

threat of imprisonment sometimes brings clarity

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:45 (three years ago) link

I think I choose to believe Flynn's lawyer is also a dumbass

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:57 (three years ago) link

Hm hm hm:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/847936144499146753

BREAKING: US investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign reps helped Russian intel carry out cyberattacks

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 April 2017 02:21 (three years ago) link

And hooray!

https://apnews.com/992ae77585fc4956b29328e49a926c62/Trump's-approach-to-intel-agencies-shows-anxiety,-distrust

Officials have expressed an interest in having more raw intelligence sent to the president for his daily briefings instead of an analysis of information compiled by the agencies, according to current and former U.S. officials. The change would have given his White House advisers more control about the assessments given to him and sidelined some of the conclusions made by intelligence professionals.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 April 2017 02:25 (three years ago) link

I just hope we get a new suffix out of this. So sick of -gates

“Yeah. Huh, thanks.” (los blue jeans), Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:21 (three years ago) link

my money's on -tape for Pisstape

nice cage (m bison), Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:33 (three years ago) link

Hope Donnie finds the remote in prison so he can watch his fav shows

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:39 (three years ago) link

I really don't think Trump's going to prison, getting impeached, any of that. And I'm at peace with that! The guy is dirty as hell, his team is all dirty as hell, and this constant drumbeat is going to give the 80% of Americans who don't pay close attention to the news the vague (and correct) sense they're all dirty as hell and make it hard for them to get anything done.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:46 (three years ago) link

from this piece qualmsley posted in the russia trump poll thread - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/31/the-political-walls-are-closing-in-on-donald-trump.html

Even if he survives, Trump’s leadership in Washington is in tatters. The Freedom Caucus doesn’t fear him. What’s left of the Republican moderates don’t respect him. The Democrats will have nothing to do with him. And his fair weather friend, Paul Ryan, is a disaster as speaker of the House who is fighting harder for tax cuts for the top one percent than for anything in the Trump campaign agenda and making enemies of the Breitbartians in the process.

there are people who didn't see this all coming! fuck those people.

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:13 (three years ago) link

i didn't see it coming tbf, mainly because i stopped trying to see things coming after last year.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:16 (three years ago) link

I was thinking more of folks who thought this asshole and his family were going to get results

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:30 (three years ago) link

if he'd have appointed advisers who weren't first-timers or morons he might have had a shot (*might*) but that was never going to happen.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:31 (three years ago) link

i like that knives are out for kushner now http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/jared-kushner-white-house-influence-236758

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:35 (three years ago) link

fingers crossed we get stronger nepotism laws and a steeper estate tax out of all this garbage. a 'trump-kushner tax' on insane inherited wealth would be a fitting legacy for this administration

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:04 (three years ago) link

ahh yes this is a good idea

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/326830-trump-tells-nbc-to-stop-covering-russia-story

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:13 (three years ago) link

honestly, I thought they were going to get a lot more of their agenda crammed through quickly with a republican congress, I did not realize how massively all involved would manage to screw it all up when they had everything they needed to be successful (except brains)

Moodles, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:19 (three years ago) link

yeah I didn't sleep well for days after the election because of thinking just that. I knew he would suck, but I figured the party woulda found a way around his ineptitude.

knock on wood I guess it's still sadly early.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:21 (three years ago) link

There was always the question of what Trumps agenda even was. I wouldn't be surprised if he had more commercials promoting a Democratic agenda than Clinton (for good reasons, imo, but that's another discussion).

Frederik B, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:24 (three years ago) link

even the Nunes maneuver hasn't succeeded like I thought it would (mostly cos the press found their stones and are shitting all over his bullshit behavior)

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:25 (three years ago) link

It's still early sure but midterms are tantalizingly close

softie (silby), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:37 (three years ago) link

Hoping ossoff clears 50% in GA so we can hail him president like what the media did to Scott brown

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:44 (three years ago) link

i'd call faster melting of the icecaps a result

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:56 (three years ago) link

That tends to happen each spring no matter who the president is, though.

Frederik B, Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:10 (three years ago) link

yeah that's how you were freed from that glacier

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:27 (three years ago) link

Ok lol

Οὖτις, Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:28 (three years ago) link

lmao

flopson, Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:32 (three years ago) link

clean hit

sleeve, Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:43 (three years ago) link

delicious

marcos, Saturday, 1 April 2017 17:05 (three years ago) link

daaaaaaaaaaaamn

Neanderthal, Saturday, 1 April 2017 17:18 (three years ago) link

damn son

Krauthammer himself has been a paraplegic since the age of 22. That’s an expensive medical condition. Probably he has group insurance through the Washington Post or another institution with which he’s affiliated, allowing him to spread the cost of his expensive medical care onto a risk pool that includes healthier, cheaper-to-cover people. Or perhaps he has a different arrangement. I do not for one moment resent that my insurance helps cover either childbirth or mechanized wheelchairs, even though I personally need neither service, and nothing Krauthammer says would make me reconsider.
It is callous enough that Republicans apply their every-man-for-himself logic to health care, and land on the belief that those fortunate enough to be blessed with good health should not be burdened with the cost of paying for the medical needs of others. But when the advocate of this argument himself has expensive medical needs, the callousness rises to a level of solipsistic barbarism. A paraplegic man resents having to pay for women who need help breastfeeding their babies. Why should those women have to buy insurance that covers wheelchairs?

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:28 (three years ago) link

oops [ q ]

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:29 (three years ago) link

chait is stone cold

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:54 (three years ago) link

Conservatives will scream "wow, rude" if they acknowledge it at all, but it's such a direct hit.

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:07 (three years ago) link

Bring on the April thread already, US peeps

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:10 (three years ago) link

He got away with all his lies, people still elected him. Will he also get away without getting anything done? By blaming others all the time? I hope not but I fear yes. I am really happy living in good old europe these days. The usa give me the chills.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:15 (three years ago) link

Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd!!!!

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Monday, 3 April 2017 00:55 (three years ago) link

lock thread

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 April 2017 01:01 (three years ago) link

more like Sexy Eyes Chuck Todd

OK lock it now

baffled, brooding (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 3 April 2017 02:24 (three years ago) link


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