The August 2019 US Politics Thread is dumb (stupid}

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nothing about this is august

gbx, Thursday, 1 August 2019 06:28 (two weeks ago) link

bump

Mark G, Thursday, 1 August 2019 06:43 (two weeks ago) link

good morning!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 August 2019 11:25 (two weeks ago) link

It would be some good work by ilx if there ever is a band called Good Mourning & The Tax Returns

calzino, Thursday, 1 August 2019 11:29 (two weeks ago) link

with Bimble as lead guitarist

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 August 2019 11:33 (two weeks ago) link

what's great about the "Trump as isolationist, dems sound like Trump" takes is they ignore Trump has increased troop levels in Afghanistan and troop levels remain static in Syria despite his tantrums every few months about withdrawals. Withdrawals that mysteriously never come. pic.twitter.com/co0VsUgAfc

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) August 1, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

Trump's all for bringing them back...in body bags.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

.@SpeakerPelosi doesn’t respond to repeated questions about a majority of her caucus supporting impeachment, telling reporters she’ll have a statement later today.

— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) August 1, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:07 (two weeks ago) link

Pelosi did get a nice burn in today calling Jared a slumlord.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

disgraceful antisemitism from pelosi, smdh at the tropes

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

gotta admire the rigor of the survey design from Team Trump:

Would you say you have an unfavorable or favorable view of socialism?
Unfavorable
Favorable

Which type of country would you prefer the United States be?
A thriving Capitalist country
A radical Socialist country

Who do you think has a better vision for America’s future?
President Donald Trump
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Who do you plan to vote for in 2020?
President Donald Trump
A socialist Democrat

Do you think that the federal government should be LESS involved in our healthcare system?
Yes
No

Do you have a problem with American taxpayer dollars being used to give illegal aliens FREE healthcare?
Yes
No

Do you agree with President Trump that Democrats have become the party of OPEN BORDERS?
Yes
No

Would you be upset if YOUR taxes were raised in order to pay for more welfare programs for illegal immigrants?
Yes
No

Would you be upset if YOUR taxes being raised in order to pay for socialist programs like the $92 TRILLION Green New Deal?
Yes
No

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 1 August 2019 20:06 (two weeks ago) link

pretty easy to answer those

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 1 August 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

there is no FREE healthcare for immigrants ! unless they mean getting treatment at an emergency room ? that is not fucking healthcare

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 1 August 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

Which would you prefer to find on the sidewalk?

[ ] $100 bill beautifully signed by President Donald J. Trump
[ ] a dead rat signed by the failed and very racist Elijah Cummings

frogbs, Thursday, 1 August 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

I hope Kamala Harris moves off her line about her campaign being about "3:00 a.m. issues" (i.e., the things that keep you up at night). Unhelpful reminder of Hillary Clinton's silly 3:00-a.m.-call ad from 2008.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:09 (two weeks ago) link

GOP benefits from recasting a complex world into a dumbfuck binary simplistic enough for an enfeebled mule to comprehend, news at 11

COOL DUDE'S ONLY, NO NERD'S ALOUD (Old Lunch), Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:13 (two weeks ago) link

as it happens, our president is already up at 3am and tweeting like a drunk college pledge

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:36 (two weeks ago) link

At his rally, Trump says "we will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and curing childhood cancer very shortly"

— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 2, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 2 August 2019 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

🙃

gbx, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:16 (two weeks ago) link

Too bad Trump is a germaphobe, he could really make a killing laying hands on his base and pronouncing them cured of all bodily ills

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 2 August 2019 01:22 (two weeks ago) link

trump personally curing childhood cancer is the sole way he could get on my good side tbh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 02:59 (two weeks ago) link

I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security. https://t.co/GeZ4Hh264f

— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) August 2, 2019

Third Texas Republican Congressman to retire. Also the only serving Black Republican Congressman. Also only partially into Trump.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 August 2019 03:13 (two weeks ago) link

He’s in one of the most contested swing districts in the country. He held on by a slim margin to Gina Ortiz jones who I think is running again. It’s hers to lose now.

Carisis LaVerted (m bison), Friday, 2 August 2019 03:16 (two weeks ago) link

Gina Ortiz Jones is running again. I know because I gave her $200 last time and she called me and told me she was running again about a month ago and can she have another $200. It is insane to me that talking to idiots like me is the main time-sink of even elected reps.

Huge deal and consistent with rumblings that while Texas EVs are probably still not in play the state legislature might be (big deal for eg abortion rights). And tx23 is one of the few remaining plausibly flippable congressional seats in the country.

Also look at these fucken idiots. They’ll probably end up working as internal lobbyists for the same tech company

https://youtu.be/UtBZSn-Be1w

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 August 2019 03:28 (two weeks ago) link

this seems cool and good and will definitely only be used for entirely legal and legitimate purposes

The US military is conducting wide area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal.

Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois.

Travelling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000ft, the balloons are intended to “provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats”, according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defence company.

The balloons are carrying high tech radars designed to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through any kind of weather. The tests, which have not previously been reported, received an FCC license to operate from mid-July until September, following similar flights licensed last year.

Arthur Holland Michel, the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York, said, “What this new technology proposes is to watch everything at once. Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘combat TiVo’ because when an event happens somewhere in the surveilled area, you can potentially rewind the tape to see exactly what occurred, and rewind even further to see who was involved and where they came from.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 August 2019 10:44 (two weeks ago) link

morning!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 August 2019 11:12 (two weeks ago) link

Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019

frogbs, Friday, 2 August 2019 12:18 (two weeks ago) link

lol

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 August 2019 12:20 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i didn't laugh when i saw that

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 2 August 2019 12:59 (two weeks ago) link

what the fuck

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 2 August 2019 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

Again, how do you engage with the world in this fashion for 70+ years without someone eventually putting you in the hospital.

COOL DUDE'S ONLY, NO NERD'S ALOUD (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 August 2019 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

Hire only the best security

Bnad, Friday, 2 August 2019 13:34 (two weeks ago) link

how dare you be so callous towards the man singlehandedly curing childhood cancer

he's probably not even gonna do it now, because you're all so unfair to him

frogbs, Friday, 2 August 2019 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

If Trump found a cure for cancer today he'd just tease us with it until after the election

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 2 August 2019 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

cure for cancer is KFC and libtears, you're welcome

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

I'm going to have a surveillance balloon probably drifting over and maybe crashing into my house, awesome

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 2 August 2019 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

Pink Floyd in town?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

So Ratcliffe got Harriet Miers-ized

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

Too bad!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:29 (two weeks ago) link

DonaldJTrumpJr appears to no longer follow @QueefTornado. (This bot cannot tell if this was an unfollow, suspension or block.)

— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 2, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:40 (two weeks ago) link

It seems that the follower has become the master.

COOL DUDE'S ONLY, NO NERD'S ALOUD (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

Huckabee writing jokes for the pres now?

A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019

frogbs, Friday, 2 August 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

It's either Huckabee or Gene Shalit

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

this is honestly a great tactic

Sending our condolences to the President! 🤣 https://t.co/ZMHGbkqJwa

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 2, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

Question, inspired by the current tariff wars with China: I remember a few years ago hearing a lot about how China owned billions of dollars worth of our debt, and all they had to do if they wanted to basically fist-fuck us to death was call in those chips. Is that no longer the case? What ever happened with that?

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

Post QE, its clear the Fed would prop up the bond market.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:05 (two weeks ago) link

*clicks link*
*feels bad about thinking "well that's kinda what i expected him to look like"*

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) link

if Rocky (or at least someone in the asap crew... ferg probably?) doesn't write a verse telling trump to fuck off and mind his own business i dunno
anyways rip nipsey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkZ5e94QnWk

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:59 (two weeks ago) link

If I'm understanding correctly, Sweden doesn't have a cash bail system and they release most people that aren't deemed dangerous until their court date

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 August 2019 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

So I say, go for it Dems.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:16 (two days ago) link

I can't see him crying, but I do see him getting really angry and doing a mock-Chinese voice

frogbs, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:18 (two days ago) link

The president is so fat ... his tears smell like bologna.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:19 (two days ago) link

he doesn't even have to get angry to do that though.

xpost

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:20 (two days ago) link

President Trump called the supporter he shamed for being overweight at last night's rally from aboard Air Force One and left him a voicemail, per WH official.

— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 16, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:37 (two days ago) link

sorry:

lmao

global tetrahedron, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:40 (two days ago) link

That voicemail was just him making piggy noises and giggling.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:44 (two days ago) link

would looove to see some of the 1% pollers just spend their time trolling the ever loving shit out of him. too bad none of them are funny/ clever, Yang’s decent zing notwithstanding

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:51 (two days ago) link

remember when everyone made fun of North Korea for doing shit like this

.@SamSeder have you seen this from Trump's rally in PA? From this Facebook post: https://t.co/REJ39XtYWi pic.twitter.com/lYUUtDPTYC

— Chris Mielo (@chrismielo) August 16, 2019

frogbs, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:52 (two days ago) link

i had a disturbingly realistic dream last night of running into Steve King at a loud busy bar and bullying him just short of the point of physically assaulting him. woke up before i got my hands around his neck.

maybe I should take a internet politics break

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:57 (two days ago) link

Is there another kind of politics?

pomenitul, Friday, 16 August 2019 14:58 (two days ago) link

LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED for September title.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 16 August 2019 15:05 (two days ago) link

Liz showing that "typical Democrat" side

Note the centering of Israel and what’s best for Israel. Feel free guys to stop doing this at any point. https://t.co/OPGRDI9yhe

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) August 15, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 18:00 (two days ago) link

nah, that's a lame take

mookieproof, Friday, 16 August 2019 18:04 (two days ago) link

‘Fattest president since Taft’: Anthony Scaramucci’s Twitter account suspended after he calls out Trump https://t.co/LJma72MThG

— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 16, 2019

Trump's white supremacist bullshit is apparently fine but you can't call him fat

lmao @ this dumb website

frogbs, Friday, 16 August 2019 18:05 (two days ago) link

#suspended4truth

THE FUCKING EMPIRE OF SOUR CREAM (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 August 2019 18:23 (two days ago) link

as the mueller report made clear, you cannot suspend a sitting president on twitter

Karl Malone, Friday, 16 August 2019 18:25 (two days ago) link

Not just Mueller but the Founding Fathers + the Constitution, possibly the Magna Carta IIRC.

Amply Drizzled with Pure Luxury (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 August 2019 18:30 (two days ago) link

Congress shall make no law subtweeting freedom of speech

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 16 August 2019 18:33 (two days ago) link

just wanted to call to not apologize about calling someone else overweight

Trump told the man it was the president calling, that he wasn’t talking about him when he fat-shamed someone, and thanked him for support, per Trump aides. https://t.co/YcCz0SU3gN

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 16, 2019

frogbs, Friday, 16 August 2019 19:08 (two days ago) link

People criticizing Warren for that statement are incredibly stupid people who don't understand the concept or utility of diplomacy and should be laughed at and ignored until they immolate themselves out of spite

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:10 (two days ago) link

Boycott Apartheid Israel

the end

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:12 (two days ago) link

They're looking for an excuse, ANY excuse, to justify not supporting Warren if it comes to that.

xp

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:12 (two days ago) link

No, but keep saying it

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:27 (two days ago) link

oh yeah, kissing Netanyahu's ass is a *minor* consideration, how genteel

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:27 (two days ago) link

Kissing ass, or having diplomats undertake mediated discussions?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:30 (two days ago) link

whack Bibi

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:32 (two days ago) link

She's not kissing anyone's ass in that statement, give it a rest

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:32 (two days ago) link

[post that would get me banned]

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:40 (two days ago) link

Say it, I don't give a shit

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:42 (two days ago) link

I guess "antagonize them until they set themselves on fire" is also a strategy

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:42 (two days ago) link

In an email to constituents reported by the Tampa Bay Times, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL, pictured above) included a series of talking points that his spokesperson told the paper were “provided by the House Republican Conference.”

If asked, “Do you believe white nationalism is driving more mass shootings recently?” the talking points falsely respond that the El Paso shooter and the man who shot Congresswoman Gaby Giffords were politically “from the left.”

“White nationalism and racism are pure evil and cannot be tolerated in any form,” the talking points included in the email said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “We also can’t excuse violence from the left such as the El Paso shooter, the recent Colorado shooters, the Congressional baseball shooter, Congresswoman Giffords’ shooter and Antifa.”

both sides, even if not both sides

Karl Malone, Friday, 16 August 2019 20:18 (two days ago) link

Gus Bilirakis is the grandson of Greek immigrants.

whew, thought he was a harkonnen for a second

mookieproof, Friday, 16 August 2019 20:24 (two days ago) link

He’s trying to spin the El Paso shooter as a leftist?

akm, Friday, 16 August 2019 20:29 (two days ago) link

disingenuousness aside, has "antifa" been responsible for a single shooting?

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 16 August 2019 20:30 (two days ago) link

To be fair though, the shooter did take a much harder line on Israel than certain notorious liberals!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 August 2019 20:40 (two days ago) link

no

xp

Carisis LaVerted (m bison), Friday, 16 August 2019 20:41 (two days ago) link

“There’s a discussion in Greenland about the cost of independence and how to pay for that,” said Rasmus Kjaergaard Rasmussen, an expert on Greenland and Arctic affairs at Roskilde University in Denmark. “Either they sell a lot fish, find oil in the Arctic region, find uranium or other minerals and tax them. Or they find a new Denmark, a new sponsor to cover the $740 million. That could be the United States.”

The 51st state?

calstars, Friday, 16 August 2019 23:37 (two days ago) link

He’s trying to spin the El Paso shooter as a leftist?

― akm, Friday, August 16, 2019 8:29 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I saw a mighty effort to spin the Dayton shooter as one, but when lol nothing matters anymore who cares which one is which

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 16 August 2019 23:47 (two days ago) link

Many people are saying they were both heavily far left, and also the same about the Oklahoma City bomber

Karl Malone, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:52 (yesterday) link

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Karl Malone, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:53 (yesterday) link

Love that horseshoe theory

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 17 August 2019 01:05 (yesterday) link

He’s actually getting worse

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019

frogbs, Saturday, 17 August 2019 14:12 (yesterday) link

TBH I am pretty disappointed in Tlaib for that.

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 17 August 2019 14:27 (yesterday) link

I can’t find what the speech restrictions she would have been placed under were, but it seems reasonable that she might refuse if they were exclusive to her & no other visiting politicians

He’s actually getting worse

https://giphy.com/gifs/trump-disability-mocks-lF5li31f8WdKo

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 17 August 2019 15:24 (yesterday) link

Idk how you can be disappointed in Tlaib for her reaction when the nation of Israel was asking a woman of color in a position of political power to be a Good Girl and not make waves

agreed

I'd say Israel's case as a "tolerant democracy" (per E Warren) isn't even worth laughing at.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 August 2019 16:30 (yesterday) link

my apologies - i somehow missed the part about the restrictions on her speech israel was demanding.

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 17 August 2019 16:35 (yesterday) link

heard audio clip of Tlaib weeping about her decision

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 August 2019 16:38 (yesterday) link

The scene at Steve King’s town hall today in Grundy Center, Iowa. Photo by Brenna Norman pic.twitter.com/PEtHkmmaFN

— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) August 17, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:46 (yesterday) link


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