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« Reply #7140 on: February 23, 2021, 07:14:57 pm »
Admittedly, I do have a hard time getting too excited. (We've seen these sorts of things before... "Trump is in trouble but somehow avoids punishment".) But at the very least its nice to think of Trump starting to panic.
The thing that strikes me is how the filth laden secrecy that floats and protects the rich and powerful nevertheless always comes to light.  Too bad we can't somehow shorten the time in which our enlightenment occurs perhaps we'd have a chance to do something about it.

In Light of Other Days was always one of my favourite reads. I think every kid in school should be given this to read. I can't believe they made me read Ayn Rand's **** when I was a kid. I'm assuming I was supposed to be impressed or something.

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When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy--forever.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/823062.The_Light_of_Other_Days

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« Reply #7141 on: February 28, 2021, 03:56:16 pm »
Maybe it's just me but when I hear CPAC hollering USA! USA! USA! it comes off sounding more like Kiss Trump's Ass! Kiss Trump's Ass! Kiss Trump's ASS!

It'll have to be moderates that leave the grandiosity behind and form a New Old Party I guess but I also suspect it'll still seem a little olde no matter what they do.

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« Reply #7142 on: February 28, 2021, 04:11:41 pm »
Maybe it's just me but when I hear CPAC hollering USA! USA! USA!, if comes off sounding more like Kiss Trump's Ass! Kiss Trump's Ass! Kiss Trump's ASS!

Neither you nor I are in the bubble but I ask anyway: do they really think clinging to the guy who lost is the way to go ?  Given that he had no policy and things went downhill AFTER the election, and given that the new guy will benefit from Covid subsiding... it seems untenable to me.

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« Reply #7143 on: February 28, 2021, 04:37:10 pm »
Neither you nor I are in the bubble but I ask anyway: do they really think clinging to the guy who lost is the way to go ?  Given that he had no policy and things went downhill AFTER the election, and given that the new guy will benefit from Covid subsiding... it seems untenable to me.

Did you happen to catch his speech today? I had other things to do so maybe I missed being able to throw "darts" at the screen as he I assume spewed out more BS.

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« Reply #7144 on: February 28, 2021, 04:45:08 pm »
Did you happen to catch his speech today? I had other things to do so maybe I missed being able to throw "darts" at the screen as he I assume spewed out more BS.

No.  The texture of my media diet is less harsh without him in it, I have found.

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« Reply #7145 on: February 28, 2021, 05:12:29 pm »
No.  The texture of my media diet is less harsh without him in it, I have found.

As is mine and I also welcome moving on as I hope many Americans do as well. I was just interested to see how much more pathetic he could have become but I'll catch a few of the "hi lites".
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« Reply #7146 on: February 28, 2021, 05:38:00 pm »
Neither you nor I are in the bubble but I ask anyway: do they really think clinging to the guy who lost is the way to go ?
Except they're clinging to the guy that they think won.
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« Reply #7147 on: February 28, 2021, 06:15:05 pm »
From the groups I am on almost nobody wanted to watch (this are NOT Trump groups I am talking about)

Apparently it was more of the same "I won I won" with his usual bullshit straight talk.  Such as "I won against China" which anyone can disprove by a glance at the trade deficits. 
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« Reply #7148 on: February 28, 2021, 06:25:12 pm »
No.  The texture of my media diet is less harsh without him in it, I have found.
I've found the comic relief kinda takes the edge off, in small doses of course, like watching a couple of minutes now and then of Trump's 3 Stooges on Faux. Anymore than that and my TV is at risk of me firing my bottle of beer thru it.

Mad Magazine would be a better source for anything more serious regarding where the right-wing's political mind is these days. 
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« Reply #7149 on: February 28, 2021, 06:28:24 pm »
From the groups I am on almost nobody wanted to watch (this are NOT Trump groups I am talking about)

Apparently it was more of the same "I won I won" with his usual bullshit straight talk.  Such as "I won against China" which anyone can disprove by a glance at the trade deficits.
He's also responsible for the miraculous arrival of COVID vaccines. Biden stole that limelight as well as the election.  It's so unfair.
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« Reply #7150 on: February 28, 2021, 06:30:26 pm »
He's also responsible for the miraculous arrival of COVID vaccines. Biden stole that limelight as well as the election.  It's so unfair.

 :D Stop it, you're killin' me.

it's funny.. the world is still as shitty as ever and yet better  ;D

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« Reply #7151 on: February 28, 2021, 06:48:05 pm »
it's funny.. the world is still as shitty as ever and yet better  ;D
Yep, its always relative. It's still precipitating water outside but the forecast calls for a switch from periods of rain to a chance of showers. 👍
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« Reply #7152 on: February 28, 2021, 08:06:13 pm »
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Neither you nor I are in the bubble but I ask anyway: do they really think clinging to the guy who lost is the way to go ?
Except they're clinging to the guy that they think won.
Here's the thing...

If you were talking about garden variety MAGAchud voters, you could say they were clinging to the guy that they think won.

But, you figure the people (at least most of them) attending CPAC would be smart enough to recognize that Trump lost. They may not speak out, in order to placate the MAGAchuds and keep them from rebelling from the party, but people like Lady Lindsey or Kevin McCarthy are experienced politicians, capable of at least some political analysis.  I doubt people like them would BELIEVE Trump actually won.

For the majority of republicans, the smart thing to do would be to remain silent... don't criticize Trump, but also don't go out of your way to gush over how he's the "Future of the Republicans".

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« Reply #7153 on: February 28, 2021, 10:06:05 pm »
Except they're clinging to the guy that they think won.

Here's the thing...

If you were talking about garden variety MAGAchud voters, you could say they were clinging to the guy that they think won.

But, you figure the people (at least most of them) attending CPAC would be smart enough to recognize that Trump lost. They may not speak out, in order to placate the MAGAchuds and keep them from rebelling from the party, but people like Lady Lindsey or Kevin McCarthy are experienced politicians, capable of at least some political analysis.  I doubt people like them would BELIEVE Trump actually won.

For the majority of republicans, the smart thing to do would be to remain silent... don't criticize Trump, but also don't go out of your way to gush over how he's the "Future of the Republicans".
So support him in so many unspoken words.

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« Reply #7154 on: February 28, 2021, 11:14:21 pm »
Hey of course Trumpty dumpty still tries to claim the election was stolen from him. So nothing much new from his speech today, of course who is surprised by that? Hey where is that wingnut Shady who used to hang around here? I'm sure he's got some comments sensible people could enjoy over popcorn. :)