The September 2019 US Politics Thread is great Great GREAT GR8

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Hurricanes, mass shootings, kids in cages, trade wars, and Lawrence O'Donnell's CRYING.

Crazy Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been calling me wrong from even before I announced my run for the Presidency, even being previously forced by NBC to apologize, which he did while crying, for things he said about me & The Apprentice, was again forced to apologize, this time.....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:51 (nine months ago) link

Has he not used "Crazy" on at least a dozen people by now? I guess it's his version of "Lefty."

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:00 (nine months ago) link

My favorite Country singer, Crazy Frizzell.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:33 (nine months ago) link

Feel like I should have added Grebt to the title.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:55 (nine months ago) link

starting the september thread with a trump tweet from aug 29, we’re off to a cracking start lads

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:06 (nine months ago) link

The new tweets are popping over in the Yam C/D thread.

FWIW, he retweeted that 8-29 tweet this morning, because petty.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:24 (nine months ago) link

He went on a retweet storm after dropping the Debra Messing dis.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:28 (nine months ago) link

Daniel Dale has cataloged the number of times since 2017 Trump has said that no one has ever heard of a category 5 hurricane hitting land.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:47 (nine months ago) link

chilling

wario in the streets, waluigi in the sheets (m bison), Monday, 2 September 2019 04:12 (nine months ago) link

· Promising peace to those who follow him, he will rise to a position of great power.
· He will gain control of the world economy, by forcing each person to be marked so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark
· His head will seem to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 04:31 (nine months ago) link

From the previous thread:

was meant to be attending WWII commemorations in Poland this weekend, and cancelled the trip on the grounds that he needed to monitor the Hurricane Dorian situation (thank you, Mr President). He flew to Camp David yesterday, but today got choppered ($) to a Trump golf course ($$$) in Virgina.

White House spox says that he has a person on the trip specifically updating him every hour, on the links, about the hurricane.

... let's have a look at what Mr "I Know Words" himself chose to inform constituents preparing for a natural disaster

Update:

https://i.imgur.com/4bjaeQm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k07GxX4.jpg

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 2 September 2019 05:41 (nine months ago) link

FAKE NWS

visiting, Monday, 2 September 2019 06:48 (nine months ago) link

North Carolina and South Carolina.

Really two of the best and greatest Carolinas.

We also have some of the best Dakotas. A lot of people are sayingzzzz....

And the wind... cries... Larry (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 2 September 2019 13:10 (nine months ago) link

Smithsonian official says he was told Trump didn't "want to see anything difficult" during African American History Museum tour https://t.co/ToiymJy3Ag pic.twitter.com/WRWl3FgR8A

— The Hill (@thehill) September 2, 2019

“The president paused in front of the exhibit that discussed the role of the Dutch in the slave trade. As he pondered the label I felt that maybe he was paying attention to the work of the museum. He quickly proved me wrong,” Bunch recalled in the memoir. “As he turned from the display he said to me, ‘You know, they love me in the Netherlands.’ All I could say was let’s continue walking.”

curmudgeon, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:03 (nine months ago) link

Oranje manbad

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:28 (nine months ago) link

Jesus don’t move him away just let him hang there ffs

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:34 (nine months ago) link

Oranje manbad

― Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, September 2, 2019 3:28 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

(un)Kurious Oranj

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 2 September 2019 19:35 (nine months ago) link

Oranje manbad = Man Boned a Jar

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Monday, 2 September 2019 19:50 (nine months ago) link

Not to be out done by Trump's Twitter beef w/Debra Messing, Ted Cruz has been trading barbs w/Alyssa Milano.

#DumbestTimeline

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:41 (nine months ago) link

Undercard: Tom Cotton v. Valerie Bertinelli

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:53 (nine months ago) link

washington really is hollywood for uggos

maura, Monday, 2 September 2019 22:44 (nine months ago) link

so true

Dan S, Monday, 2 September 2019 22:47 (nine months ago) link

more accurate to say it's hollywood for the talentless

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 2 September 2019 22:57 (nine months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/8wovabz.jpg

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Monday, 2 September 2019 23:01 (nine months ago) link

“The President is where he needs to be” pic.twitter.com/CjzjdO76ef

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 02:26 (eight months ago) link

VP arrived in Ireland yesterday . So glad everybody's taking the hurricane seriously.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 06:35 (eight months ago) link

Pence thinks Dorian is a little too lavender a name, had to leave country.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 07:03 (eight months ago) link

panic at Newark last night

For anyone who cares, a 1 word false alarm (“evacuate!”) caused 300 of us at #newarkairport to dive behind desks, crash through glass, and sprint for our lives to the nearest exit. All instinct. America 2019 is constantly being prepared for a maniac with a gun to blow us away.

— Josh Berman (@JoshBerman19) September 3, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 11:34 (eight months ago) link

Trump suggested that Mike Pence stay at his Irish golf club on an official trip funded by taxpayer dollars, Pence's chief of staff told reporters. https://t.co/h57V5UZESu

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 3, 2019

this would've been a massive scandal at any point in our country's history but right now

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 13:26 (eight months ago) link

drain it

EPA says it is no longer accepting #FOIA requests by email. #Transparency for Americans ... not so much

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:33 (eight months ago) link

lol. i used to work in the same cuberhood as the guy who ran that program

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:05 (eight months ago) link

of course, it was very different during the obama era, when they were working to IMPROVE foia transparency

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:06 (eight months ago) link

good owning!

@realDonaldTrump
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The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday. Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii. Kahn should focus on....
knife crime,” which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!
10.1K

nashwan, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:11 (eight months ago) link

Analysis: Trump congratulates Poland on its Nazi invasion https://t.co/8gbd9pdTQw

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:13 (eight months ago) link

feel like the POTUS skipping the WW2 memorial to monitor the hurricane and then going golfing at his own resort on the taxpayer's dime instead should probably be a bigger story but oh well

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:13 (eight months ago) link

BREAKING: In a massive 357 page opinion a North Carolina Court has struck down the State's legislative districts as partisan gerrymanders. New districts to be in place for 2020 elections.

— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) September 3, 2019

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:27 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, but it was "very fast" and "very inexpensive," so nothing to see here. xp

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:44 (eight months ago) link

Oh and also, yay North Carolina! Need to read about this.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:46 (eight months ago) link

Wow. And that's a finding on state Constitution grounds, which should mean that, as in Pennsylvania, there's no appeal to SCOTUS.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:52 (eight months ago) link

I truly love when judges issue tome-length opinions

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:03 (eight months ago) link

lol owned

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:11 (eight months ago) link

fuck wrong thread

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:12 (eight months ago) link

not really

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:17 (eight months ago) link

Ted Cruz, on FB yesterday, requesting a tin foil beard covering of some sort:

The Deep State is hard at work, working to prevent this admin from dismantling the Iran nuclear deal completely...The Obama-Iran deal was a disaster when Obama implemented this policy & if the Deep State prevails they will have deceived POTUS into making the same mistakes.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:10 (eight months ago) link

Chris Hayes has an interview with Ted Cruz being aired at the end of the month. Scheduled to be recorded on the 28th September during a live Why Is This Happening tour.

Sounded like an odd choice for a live interview. unless giving him the best part of an hour's airti9me is supposed to be giving him enough room to hang himself.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:19 (eight months ago) link

Would love to have one of these absolute ding dongs sit down and explain at length what they mean by 'deep state', like who is its constituency exactly, how does it function, from where does it derive its operating funds, etc. I mean this is shit that a not particularly bright six-year-old could pick apart without much effort.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:42 (eight months ago) link

amusingly when they do they are basically describing the Trump administration

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:47 (eight months ago) link

Fred otm

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 September 2019 15:59 (eight months ago) link

Trump quoted some pastor saying his impeachment will causes a “Civil War-like fracture from which this country will never heal.” Big if true

treeship., Monday, 30 September 2019 16:18 (eight months ago) link

And fred otm. No one thought schiff was quoting verbatim the transcript—he was characterizing the subtext

treeship., Monday, 30 September 2019 16:18 (eight months ago) link

Yes, we all get that, but it gives conservatives an outlet to feign concern that people are thinking that. Even if no one besides Trump is actually thinking that.

“I had someone just text me, ‘Is he making this up?’” said Rep. Mike Turner (R., Ohio), during Thursday’s hearing. “Yes, he was, because sometimes fiction is better than the actual words or the text.”

Following that criticism, Mr. Schiff said later in the session that his earlier comments were “meant to be at least, part, in parody.”

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:29 (eight months ago) link

politicians should leave lame comedy to Lorne Michaels

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:32 (eight months ago) link

NO COLLUSION

MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) September 30, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:32 (eight months ago) link

YOU'RE THE PUPPET

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:33 (eight months ago) link

Lol

treeship., Monday, 30 September 2019 16:38 (eight months ago) link

Trump will probably move to publish them now to prove “no collusion.” And the transcripts will probably show him doing something wild. That’s my prediction.

treeship., Monday, 30 September 2019 16:41 (eight months ago) link

gives conservatives an outlet to feign concern that people are thinking that

this is some extremely flimsy shit

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:57 (eight months ago) link

They’ll take an opportunity to do that no matter what democrats do

treeship., Monday, 30 September 2019 17:13 (eight months ago) link

They are not-very-bright guys who also happen to be genuinely nuts.

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1178411214285807617/QhB2fQXM?format=jpg&name=medium

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 30 September 2019 17:13 (eight months ago) link

Giuliani was great as the Penguin in that 90s batflick

SHANTY the golden fish portion (stevie), Monday, 30 September 2019 17:38 (eight months ago) link

saw that 90s batflick for the first time last year, was delighted to see it portrays Trump as an unutterably dumb, lumpen failson. even Gremlins 2 has 70% Turner capability to 30% Trump vain venality.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 30 September 2019 18:44 (eight months ago) link

You misspelled "Fraud."#GoForceYourself https://t.co/ORY6eeyGgj

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2019

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 30 September 2019 21:20 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnwkE4trA48

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 30 September 2019 21:23 (eight months ago) link

looks more like that scene where lando leads han and leia to the dining room and Darth is the special guest /spoilers

SHANTY the golden fish portion (stevie), Monday, 30 September 2019 21:40 (eight months ago) link

That's a stormtrooper. They don't use the force. They're just foot soldiers for Nazis.

Which is a bit on the nose, even for you. https://t.co/yMnUycBsSB

— Rachael French (@DrRachaelF) September 29, 2019

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 30 September 2019 22:55 (eight months ago) link

post-last-jedi imo it's canon that stormtroopers are as able to use the force as anyone else. trumpists haven't exactly been at the spearpoint of this retcon tho.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 30 September 2019 22:58 (eight months ago) link

i think everyone's point is that they're shitty people

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 September 2019 23:27 (eight months ago) link

dlh completely misinterpreting the SW canon non-shocker

Anyway I’m excited for today’s Australian headlines explaining how ScoMo got roped into this nonsense. This is finally more fun than the UK politics thread!

El Tomboto, Monday, 30 September 2019 23:33 (eight months ago) link

All about the dollarydoos.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 30 September 2019 23:37 (eight months ago) link

dlh completely misinterpreting the SW canon non-shocker

tried to do wookiepedia research to correct my doctrinal error but quickly became distracted reading the full biography of the force-sensitive dianoga in the trash compactor

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:03 (eight months ago) link

I know I'll need a drink after saying this, but could it be that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was the most honorable member of this administration?

— Post And Shout 📢 (@PostAndShout) September 30, 2019

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:27 (eight months ago) link

xp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kyqdcwV7IU

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:28 (eight months ago) link

Meanwhile my question is about parents who wear formalwear to supervise children who are... playing with toys.

This is clearly the two minutes between coming home from doing evil work, and going out to an evil fundraiser. While an underpaid immigrant watches their childen.

AKA the two minutes of parenting per day that people like them do, like ever.

Instant Carmax (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:07 (eight months ago) link

xp is there for real a whole album of that

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:11 (eight months ago) link

never mind I found it. wow

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:15 (eight months ago) link

good question posed by that tweet: who is the most honorable person that Trump appointed? Maybe what's his fuck, the oil Secretary of State who bailed, who wasn't around long enough to do anything completely terrible

akm, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:27 (eight months ago) link

I don't know, the IG and acting DNI seemed to have largely done the right thing.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:31 (eight months ago) link

maybe it's bs militaristic hype that makes me think this but mattis was OK

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:22 (eight months ago) link

could have been much worse!

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:22 (eight months ago) link

xxp maybe they did the right thing but I was not impressed by Maguire in his House testimony

Dan S, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:25 (eight months ago) link

I dunno, I guess I thought he did OK. At the very least I understood the legal conflict he was dealing with, which is what happens when you have a corrupt administration.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:28 (eight months ago) link

ok maybe

Dan S, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:29 (eight months ago) link

The bar isn't all that high atm

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:33 (eight months ago) link

This is from last week, but it's the best explanation I've seen of the whole CrowdStrike thing: https://www.wired.com/story/trump-ukraine-call-crowdstrike-dnc-russia/.

I know this is just kind of footnote in the larger craziness, but it's a great example of the way closed information systems can generate their own pseudo-reality, and the consequences when that collides with actual reality. It leads to the president of the U.S. asking the president of Ukraine to investigate something that never happened, involving entities with no actual connection to Ukraine.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 03:01 (eight months ago) link

This kind of stuff makes me paranoid that the actual reality will also turn out to be false, even though I know better.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 03:29 (eight months ago) link

also regarding CrowdStrike:

https://thebulwark.com/about-that-favor-trump-wanted-from-ukraine/

Dan S, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 03:52 (eight months ago) link

who is the most honorable person that Trump appointed?

Rick Perry admitted publically that the Department of Energy that he now runs actually does some useful and important work, which surprised him. But he's probably done some evil shit around fossil fuels that I didn't connect to him when it happened, because he keeps his head down.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:02 (eight months ago) link

Just read this on an actual normally-intelligent friend's page:

"Trump has a point! When he calls out fake news he is not always on the wrong side. Trump did not threaten civil war. I have heard this on numerous outlets. He retweeted a message that said “If the Democrats are successful in removing the president...it will cause a CIVIL WAR LIKE FRACTURE from which our nation will never recover.” That is NOT threatening civil war. When news outlets do this it literally rips the higher ground we stand on from
Under our feet. STOP IT!!"

It's takes like this that make me want to live in New Zealand in 2020

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:38 (eight months ago) link

sorry, peter thiel took the last spot

meanwhile he is paying to have you ruled by kris kobach

j., Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:42 (eight months ago) link

really don't want to see that shit

Dan S, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:45 (eight months ago) link

:((((

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:52 (eight months ago) link

i was driving home from work and someone had unfurled a giant banner across the overpass that said "DEMOCRATS ARE THE ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE". i of course steered the vehicle with my knees in rush hour so i could give them a tremendously exuberant double fuck you, and accidentally honked my horn at the same time

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:53 (eight months ago) link

sorry Neanderthal, I’m really anxious about what’s going to happen, it’s hard enough for me to deal with the official news

Dan S, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 05:17 (eight months ago) link

normally-intelligent friend

Might be time to reassess their intelligence based on new evidence.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 10:17 (eight months ago) link

New thread!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 10:34 (eight months ago) link

let's keep the new one free of Star Wars nerdery

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 11:08 (eight months ago) link


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