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Post-Trump: III (decline, further tantrums, legal proceedings, book deals etc)

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Yank, May 19, 2021.

  1. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    "C" could also stand for "church", given the contents of Robert Reich's latest newsletter:

    How long into the next Republican Administration before church attendance becomes compulsory? In the Middle Ages, Jews were often compelled to attend church, where all sorts of abuse was heaped on them.
  2. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    The irony is that if Jesus did return then these evangelical 'Christians' would consider him a woke leftie radical socialist who is destroying everything that makes America great. 'Christian' my arse. It's all Old Testament hellfire & brimstone.
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  3. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

    The bits in Leviticus where you are told to love foreigners, not mistreat them and leave the leanings of your field for them and the poor would definitely be a bit too lefty for them.
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    DeSantis has declared with all the mannerisms of a screeching ranting fascist. A desperately low-IQ bigot shouting at all that is decent. He was at his intellectual level as a torturer at Guantanamo Bay. Sadly our Tory Party will be watching and learning.

    “Woke is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning "alert to racial prejudice and discrimination".”


    This is the enemy Ron DeSantis seeks to destroy. What an utter prick.
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  5. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Yeah, and that nice one about the stranger within your gates (migrants), and ... the neighbours, and ...

    @Tones ascribed, or delineated, this lurch very precisely - quite some years ago now - as Christianist: in that it has exactly the same sense of relation to the quiet devotion & ethical choices of a Believer, as an Islamist, has to Islam.
    Last edited: May 24, 2023
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and ff1d1l like this.
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Musk DeSantis thing live now on Twitter is 100% comedy epic fail. Servers crashing all over the show! It is basically not happening. I’m watching via a Vaush live YouTube stream and it is just so funny. Yet more evidence Musk is actually a moron. Just a very rich one (who obviously didn’t buy bandwidth).
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  7. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    Listening now, probably not for much longer as they’re all a bunch of circle jerk whining ****s that I’d never tire of sparking out
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    This was just so weird. I’ve long suspected Musk is genuinely an idiot, he’ll have tried to sell something he doesn’t understand that doesn’t work. That’s just what Musk does, but what the hell was DeSantis thinking effectively launching a presidential bid on a bloody Skype alternative? Twitter Spaces is a crude sound-only chat-room for gamers etc. It’s a “solution” for people who don’t know Twitch or YouTube live-streaming exists! WTF was he even thinking? Could he really not fill even a small live venue with real people where it would inevitably get mainstream TV coverage? Is fear of no one coming the real reason here? Twitter Spaces? WTAF?

    That said I’m not complaining! It is hysterical watching two of the very worst people on the planet humiliating themselves so conclusively. Pure comedy gold!
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  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Some interesting developments in the Trump documents case. Looks like the hole he’s in is getting deeper.
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  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    In other news: the Daily Wire (far-right “news” network) is selling Matt Walsh plushies (Daily Wire).

    Today is a terrible day to have eyes.
  11. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    Can anyone give a short summary or link to a news article? No time to listen to someone blather on in a video
  12. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    It's five minutes long, barely more than a news article would take, and Beau's take on things is usually worth hearing. I like his accent, too.
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  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Apparently Washington Post have evidence that there were ‘dress rehearsals’ at Mar-A-Lardo where staff were instructed to hide certain documents if the authorities came to seize them. One carried out the day before the actual raid. There is also an accusation that Trump showed the documents to a good number of people. As such what may once have been a failure to return the documents in a timely manner has likely jumped up many legal notches to a full-blown conspiracy and, depending exactly who Trump was showing stuff to, something far, far worse. Beau explains it far better with accurate definitions and explanations of the legal terms and I suggest watching the video.
  14. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Fresh evidence that Trump continues to hide classified documents, and may have moved some from Mar-A-Lago to his Bedminster NJ home before the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago

    It feels like the Mueller report all over again. When are they finally going to lock this criminal up ?
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  15. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    I like Beau too, but I'm very busy today with only short breaks. I can skim text more effectively than jumping around a video to glean the main message.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  16. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    I agree and have given up on youtube for breaking news for a couple of reasons. Firstly by their nature a youtube video will bury the lede as there is always some ceremony before we get to the actual point. Secondly, these channels are not journalists and the underlying facts will almost certainly be available from the original source on Twitter.

    So it's just much better, I think, to post a pull quote and link to the tweet, which will include a link to the original article. The article might be paywalled of course but the tweet will include the main information in a single tweet or thread. e.g.:

    YouTube generally is much better where people have something to add to the reporting rather than the BREAKING! 5 mins clip.

    (No shade on Beau -- all the political news and commentary channels do the same as it's how you make money on YT.)
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    In this case I think Beau explained it really well with the card file later on in the video. I’m obviously no legal expert and the distinction between the various potential charges confuses me. That picked the bones out of it nicely. Hopefully we’ll see some proper charges soon now.
    gustav_errata likes this.
  18. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  19. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Popok with another "NEW FINDINGS! HOT TAKE!" video.

    In this it's the same information about the dress rehearsal, the valet and the contractor and what is actually new appears to be confirmation there was national security info in the leaked info and that he showed this to other people. And that those two facts together indicate an espionage charge instead of the obstruction charge. Although it takes about 8 mins of breathless commentary to get to this bit.
  20. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    The "Lordy, there are tapes!" development if you haven't seen it. Hard to see how he is not charged at this point and his only defence appears to be getting elected President again.

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