no, i didn't know that the June 2019 US Politics thread was nasty

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i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

you want the edit or the typo?

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

edit please! after all, i took an oath

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

thanking you

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

another month of this shit

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:03 (three months ago) link

theoretically at least 17 more months of shit from this particular dispenser

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:04 (three months ago) link

listen as far as i’m concerned we’ve all entered a groundhog day scenario

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:09 (three months ago) link

every month a coprophagic feeder in the thread centipede that is "US Politics"

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:10 (three months ago) link

Get over it!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:21 (three months ago) link

trying

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 1 June 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

Paul Campos’ post on the 25th Amendment over at LGM is sobering.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 1 June 2019 19:14 (three months ago) link

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2019/05/the-devils-workshop

As you may have noticed, it’s quite possible that Donald Trump could be a lame duck president for fully two and half months, starting on November 4th of next year, until noon on the following January 20th.

This is for obvious reasons a terrifying prospect. Among the many crises that could arise as a result is a refusal on Trump’s part to acknowledge the legitimacy of the result if he loses (I would say the odds of this happening if he does in fact lose can be calculated as roughly 100%).

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 1 June 2019 19:38 (three months ago) link

Whether or not Trump personally accepts the result of the election is of trivial concern to me. What matters is how many people he can convince he's right and the election was a fraud to the point where they get violent.

The tradition in the USA is to peaceably abide by election results, no matter how suspicious or questionable the results may be. It is so strong a tradition that we had no actual street violence after the 2000 election. That wasn't solely because Gore chose not to incite his followers, but conceded. No one was going to riot on his say-so.

My sense is that Trump doesn't have nearly enough pull with the public to override the 2020 election, if he loses. His allies in Congress only put up with him as a necessary evil. More importantly, there's not one state governor who would take the risk to back him up. Sure, he'd whine, but most of the USA would shrug it off.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:25 (three months ago) link

More importantly, there's not one state governor who would take the risk to back him up.

let's remember that Paul LePage was governor of Maine for 8 years, and Kris Kobach didn't miss by much. the GOP produces insane governors at a regular clip

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

they need to do way instain governor

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:36 (three months ago) link

The tradition in the USA is to peaceably abide by election results, no matter how suspicious or questionable the results may be, as long as the nominal winner is a representative of the Republican Party.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:38 (three months ago) link

Otm

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:43 (three months ago) link

@realDonaldTrump
3 minutes ago

Washington Post got it wrong, as usual. The U.S. is charging 25% against 250 Billion Dollars of goods shipped from China, not 200 BD. Also, China is paying a heavy cost in that they will subsidize goods to keep them coming, devalue their currency, yet companies are moving to.....

@realDonaldTrump
3 minutes ago

....U.S. in order to avoid paying the 25% Tariff. Like Mexican companies will move back to the United States once the Tariff reaches the higher levels. They took many of our companies & jobs, the foolish Pols let it happen, and now they will come back unless Mexico stops the.....

@realDonaldTrump
3 minutes ago

...travesty that is taking place in allowing millions of people to easily meander through their country and INVADE the U.S., not to mention the Drugs & Human Trafficking pouring in through Mexico. Are the Drug Lords, Cartels & Coyotes really running Mexico? We will soon find out!

so let me get this straight. we will punish mexico for not solving our border problem by imposing tariffs that are good for the united states, because "mexican companies will move back to the united states once the tariff reaches the higher levels"...unless mexico solves our border problem? what?

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:43 (three months ago) link

those tariffs sure do sound like win-win-win-wins! you add them and you win, and you take 'em away and you win too! wow!

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

If we tariffed the rest of the world at 100% I'm pretty sure we would have all the money.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:57 (three months ago) link

Because the other side don’t care to fight, do they folks? The Democratic Party don’t want to fight for democracy, it’s sad. That’s why I call them the Democrat party. They don’t like it, but that’s okay. That’s okay. We’re gonna keep calling them it anyway! But they don’t want to fight. Won’t fight for this big, beautiful democracy, and won’t fight for, with, their ...your big, beautiful GUNS. We love the second amendment. Some say the best amendment. But the Democrats ...don’t want you to have those guns. Want to take them away. So you won’t be able to fight them.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:09 (three months ago) link

Other posters are much better at that than you

El Tomboto, Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:31 (three months ago) link

Matt Gaetz milkshaked outside town hall meeting in Pensacolahttps://t.co/APFuQmVHQQ

— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 1, 2019

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:28 (three months ago) link

shdn't have gone 2 the brew ha ha if he didn't want to get in a tilly

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:40 (three months ago) link

Wow, just saw where this month's title came from. This is truly the dumbest timeline.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 2 June 2019 04:02 (three months ago) link

Just in to say this thread title is sublime

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Sunday, 2 June 2019 09:56 (three months ago) link

good morning!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 June 2019 12:00 (three months ago) link

Mr. Sotosyn if you're nasty

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 2 June 2019 13:25 (three months ago) link

Trump thinking of nominating a major lunatic to the Fed, who thinks it's Gosplan. She wants to hold a new Bretton Woods conference at Mar-a-Lago and create a gold-linked monetary system. Let's see how this flies with the big boys. https://t.co/MPEAN1DVes via @financialtimes

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) June 1, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

says it right there on the money though

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

ron paulbots should be pleased?

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:13 (three months ago) link

ha I thought that said God! Something now totally plausible

weren't stephen moore and herman cain also gold standard fans?

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:16 (three months ago) link

idk its hard to keep with all this bullshit and i have a masters in poli sci

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

Ron Paul is/was a fan.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 2 June 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

A return to the gold standard's never going to happen. The economy would throw a piston.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

Trump has pretty much been a daily illustration of what would happen if your crazy loud uncle at Thanksgiving were to become president.

earlnash, Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:46 (three months ago) link

Yep. And mine is dead

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:50 (three months ago) link

skim milk burn!

The Hill reports:

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Sunday said Democrats who support impeaching President Trump should “buy a spine” and do it. But he also said they’d regret it, pointing to polls that show a minority of voters back impeachment.

“Impeachment polls right up there with skim milk with the American people. But my advice to my Democratic friends is, if you want to do it, go hard or go home,” Kennedy said CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “Go to Amazon, buy a spine. If you’re not going to do it, let us get back to work.”

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 22:20 (three months ago) link

That's not a bad angle of attack.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 3 June 2019 02:55 (three months ago) link

Amazon has body parts now?

jmm, Monday, 3 June 2019 03:01 (three months ago) link

Only for Ultra-Super Prime subscribers.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 3 June 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

Introducing Prime (TM) Rib

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 3 June 2019 03:03 (three months ago) link

Skimmed milk is unamerican?

Mark G, Monday, 3 June 2019 06:27 (three months ago) link

You can't drink skimmed milk and expect to have a functioning backbone everyone knows that.

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 3 June 2019 07:44 (three months ago) link

o fuck trump is hot now, libs completely destroyed

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8HCpCZUEAAmuCd.jpg

naked rollercoaster-riding world record holder (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 3 June 2019 10:10 (three months ago) link

he’s wearing Eric as a skinsuit

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 3 June 2019 10:54 (three months ago) link

The new visa application forms list a number of social media platforms and require the applicant to provide any account names they may have had on them over the previous five years.

https://www.apnews.com/c96a215355b242e58107c2125c18fc4a

sure fine totally okay

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 3 June 2019 11:55 (three months ago) link

good morning!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 June 2019 12:02 (three months ago) link

The liberal Supreme Court Justices should have hid at an armed safe-house instead of taking that gerrymandering vote.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 28 June 2019 03:39 (two months ago) link

Or simply recuse themselves from any future cases like this

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 28 June 2019 03:55 (two months ago) link

It was all a joke!

Prompted by a reporter's question, Trump tells Putin: "Don’t meddle in the election, please."

Putin laughed after hearing the translation. And the U.S. president shook his head and smiled. https://t.co/o6wgVIgT19 pic.twitter.com/5xLZuRbzQQ

— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) June 28, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 28 June 2019 11:44 (two months ago) link

They're such a cute couple.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 June 2019 11:48 (two months ago) link

in unrelated news, how are america's efforts in venezuela going

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 June 2019 11:49 (two months ago) link

Trump got bored.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 11:53 (two months ago) link

'differently focused'

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 June 2019 12:30 (two months ago) link

'otherly stupid'

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 June 2019 12:35 (two months ago) link

So "Don't meddle in the election, please" is July's title, right?

In other news:

Peter Baker asks Trump if he agrees with Putin about demise of "Western-style liberalism." Trump then criticizes LA and SF run which are "sad to look at" because they are run by "liberal people" ... which was not the question.

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) June 29, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:51 (two months ago) link

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Trump-Putin-Western-liberalism-San-Francisco-G20-14060892.php

"At the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, US President Donald Trump was asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin's assertion that Western-style liberalism was becoming "obsolete."

By "Western-style liberalism," Putin was referring to the political ideology common in Western countries that emphasizes democracy, market economies, and individual liberty.

When asked about Putin's comments by a reporter, Trump appeared to think Putin was referring to liberals on the West Coast of the United States.

"If you look at what's happening in Los Angeles...San Francisco...(cities) run by a group of liberal people," Trump said."

....

:When asked specifically about Biden's past stances on busing, Trump appeared to think the controversy was around the mode of transportation itself, and not school desegregation.

"It has been something that they've done for a long period of time," Trump said. "There aren't that many ways of getting people to schools."

akm, Saturday, 29 June 2019 15:58 (two months ago) link

the worst part about trying to reason with an inanimate object is when they win the 2016 election by negative 2 points

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:04 (two months ago) link

wow that busing response is better than any parody

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:39 (two months ago) link

But ask him how moving the time slot for The Apprentice to a later hour might have changed its Nielsen ratings and ad revenue, because its demographics skewed toward groups like old people and school kids who went to bed early, and he would have come up with several suggestions about tweaking the format to appeal more to 34-45 year olds, and could explain why shifting to a different night of the week might reduce the ratings losses.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:59 (two months ago) link

I hate that this is the timeline I wound up in. I just hate it.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Saturday, 29 June 2019 17:39 (two months ago) link

Trump giving speech from Lincoln Memorial steps before fireworks and military flyovers was bad enough, but now of course they’re creating special ticketed only access area for his pals there. I had gone to DC fireworks the last few years, but gonna skip this. Code Pink Group is trying to get permission to fly baby T balloon. I doubt they’ll get approval

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/trump-plans-ticketed-access-area-for-vips-friends-and-family-at-july-4-celebration/2019/06/28/005fd56a-99a4-11e9-8d0a-5edd7e2025b1_story.html

curmudgeon, Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:36 (two months ago) link

Trump appeared to think

bullshit

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:38 (two months ago) link

gah, I wish the DC 4th fireworks were not awesome so that people would just stay home, but there will be crowds and there will be crowing.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:52 (two months ago) link

maybe he'll lose an eye or a finger

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:53 (two months ago) link

Maybe somebody already linked this?

https://theintercept.com/2019/06/29/concentration-camps-border-detention/

DJI, Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:31 (two months ago) link

good afternoon!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:31 (two months ago) link

so Yam met Kim at the NK border and thanked him for not making him "look bad"

the new press secy got bruised in a security kerfuffle

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:42 (two months ago) link

Amazing video of @IvankaTrump trying to butt in to actual world leaders’ conversation and their unconcealable irritation. pic.twitter.com/WuZfWpQpgA

— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) June 30, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 30 June 2019 15:56 (two months ago) link

there is one alternate universe out of billions where ivanka is a really cool and nice person despite her upbringing, and i feel sorry for her because she's placed in these insane situations where she has be around political leaders and pretend like she belongs. must be excruciating for her, in that alternative universe. in this one, though, she fakes it til she makes it and later is like 'i architected the fuck out of that greet and meet, j kush'

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Sunday, 30 June 2019 16:17 (two months ago) link

i guess she'll just have to settle for this universe, where she's smoking hot and her dad is the president :(

lumen (esby), Sunday, 30 June 2019 16:23 (two months ago) link

Time4FiftyOne

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 June 2019 16:57 (two months ago) link

esby's not so much out-of-bounds as just annoying and inane. it would be like killing a flea.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:06 (two months ago) link

annoying and inane

Oh, and I forgot to say "pointless and without redeeming value".

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:08 (two months ago) link

go screw, you dusty farmer's almanac

lumen (esby), Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:13 (two months ago) link

Let he who is without sin

/annoying and inane/

Oh, and I forgot to say "pointless and without redeeming value".

badg, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:14 (two months ago) link

tbh yes they probably are just tolerating her in that video, and she does look awkward but this feels a lot like when we try to pretend Trump is "obviously miserable" in a picture where really he's just winding up for a sneeze or something.

Evan, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:29 (two months ago) link

esby = SB, do you see? He's askin' for it!

nickn, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:31 (two months ago) link

whatever happened to that guy ephpea?

Evan, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:34 (two months ago) link

Ahh good old Ephraim P Gilbert

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:44 (two months ago) link

wow i didn't know that the June 2019 politics thread was nasty

omar little, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:46 (two months ago) link

It's like esby is Paul Pierce's ass and we're all Michelle Beadle

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:52 (two months ago) link

One of these men is 5'7". The other claims to be 6'3".

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-VIDAcWsAErVwy.jpg

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:42 (two months ago) link

wgas

brimstead, Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:53 (two months ago) link

Kim's on a hoverboard made of bones.

nashwan, Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:13 (two months ago) link

vaguely let down that kim wasn’t like ‘sure, i’ll meet you in the dmz. . . with an artillery shell’

mookieproof, Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:27 (two months ago) link

Trump is tall
Kim wears lifts
jpg: who gives a shit

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:36 (two months ago) link

bc it’s funny to imagine the negotiations— sure, you can stand on a box, but you still have to be two inches shorter

i mean the thing he hates most about comey is having to look up at him

mookieproof, Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:45 (two months ago) link

it's amazing to me that trump insulting the prince's wife before his visit to britain was only a month ago! the history of this era is gonna have to be like 48 volumes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 July 2019 03:06 (two months ago) link

Trump is good at headline-making, but he is rarely history-making.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 1 July 2019 03:37 (two months ago) link

Trump insulted the prince’s wife?
Finally something positive about him

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 1 July 2019 11:54 (two months ago) link

I don't know how safe for work the title has to be, but "At the risk of stating the obvious, this is horse-sh*t" would be good.

At the risk of stating the obvious, this is horse-sh*t. https://t.co/9YpgVF7qEP

— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) June 30, 2019

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Monday, 1 July 2019 14:59 (two months ago) link

Fox used to rage about Obama being willing to meet with NK without preconditions. Trump goes for a photo op and he's a fuckin genius.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 1 July 2019 15:12 (two months ago) link

😐 pic.twitter.com/A8MM7Cxzf1

— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) June 30, 2019

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 1 July 2019 15:28 (two months ago) link

I don't know how safe for work the title has to be, but "At the risk of stating the obvious, this is horse-sh*t" would be good.


Do it

El Tomboto, Monday, 1 July 2019 15:30 (two months ago) link

yeah, I was going to suggest "You know, there aren’t that many ways you’re going to get people to schools" but this is much better.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 1 July 2019 15:34 (two months ago) link


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