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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Strikes me as Putin trolling.

    Edit: just clicked the link and saw it’s the Borowitz Report. Satire.
     
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  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It's clearly labeled as satire. Criminy.

    newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/putin-warns-that-us-will-be-controlled-by-americans

    "SATIRE FROM THE BOROWITZ REPORT

    Not the news"
     
  3. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Exactly. There is no dignity in the White House any more. That should be No. 2 behind Covid on his failure list.
     
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  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    The Politico piece on the Michigan GOP is "inside baseball" at its finest. If you haven't read it, it's worth the effort. The author got money quotes and presented the facts all the way down the line, from the GOP believing Trump was going to get blown out to flat-out storming Detroit in an effort to halt the absentee ballot count when they suddenly thought there was a chance. And even after they knew he had lost, they continued to sit on their hands.

    Tell the truth or be labed a RINO? Apparently, everybody was willing to subvert the truth in order to keep their phoney-baloney jobs and not run afoul of their red-orange base, except for the state election board chair who nobody knew.

    Lying and kneecapping the Constitution apparently works. And they'll definitely learn how to do it better in the future.
     
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Not familiar with Borowitz. I am now.
     
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  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    When I retired, I started work on a novel about fixing the Super Bowl. Now, there are about 10 different ways you could fix a game and few would be suspicious (just for openers, nobody in football thinks skulduggery when a kicker blows a clutch field goal. They just think "fuckin' kickers"). But they all had one fatal flaw. How do you insure that the game is close enough for one or two plays to fix it? Same thing with this election. Not close enough to steal. Got to be like Florida in 2000, one state and a very narrow margin.
     
  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    People are lazy, they want to believe the heading, i.e. Patriot Act (actually losing your privacy rights is not being patriotic), and skip over reading the actual contents.

    That's on us grown ups.
     
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  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    F**king lawyer should know better, doing this in court is grounds for DISBARMENT. A quote is representation that what is stated is true, not that the "idea" exists. Disgusting.
     
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  10. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Andy Borowitz is so painfully unfunny it makes me glad I still read the physical copy of the New Yorker— where he is nowhere to be seen— instead of the website.
     
  11. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I recall him being on CNN in the mornings about 15 years ago, and his schtick played even more poorly on television.
     
  12. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    And I like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which he created. Onion style writing just ain’t his thing.
     
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