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    Lying wanker in chief.

    The White House included ending the coronavirus pandemic on a list of the Trump administration's science and technology accomplishments, despite nearly half a million Americans tested positive for Covid-19 in just the last week.

    A White House Office of Science and Technology Policy news release made the claim in announcing a document highlighting the administration's science and technology achievements over the past four years.

    "Highlights include: ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC," the news release sent to reporters read.
    White House lists ending Covid-19 pandemic as an accomplishment despite cases spiking to record levels - CNNPolitics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Loser in Chief
    Excellent video

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The White House included ending the coronavirus pandemic on a list of the Trump administration's science and technology accomplishments, despite nearly half a million Americans tested positive for Covid-19 in just the last week.
    When the world is upside down and left is right and right is left


    Resilient he is . . . five years of all sorts of shit being thrown at him, being the butt of daily jokes, daily ridicule, lies upon lies to keep up with . . . anyone else would have just caved.

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    This was Harry's 70,000th post speaking of chief wankers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    This was Harry's 70,000th post speaking of chief wankers
    But, but, but . . . he didn't mention you

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    Ironically, Trumpanzees will believe their messiah diaper don yet continue to wear masks at his superspreader rallies. They must love being lied to, right to their face everyday, even when it can cost them their pathetic life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    But, but, but . . . he didn't mention you
    Skidmark isn't a chief wanker. He's just a babbling, irrelevant turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Resilient he is . . . five years of all sorts of shit being thrown at him, being the butt of daily jokes, daily ridicule, lies upon lies to keep up with . . . anyone else would have just caved.
    Well firstly he doesn't care about the lies. He doesn't care about his lies being exposed, or even contradicting his own lies. If he gets put on the spot he just walks out.

    And he's immune to the barrage of truthful criticism because he spends his time watching the three stooges on Fox and Friends.

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    The Stench of Trump’s Racism Will Cling to His Enablers Forever


    A month ago, President Trump added to his rally speech a new riff about Ilhan Omar, expressing indignation that the Democratic member of Congress would dare to express opinions about American government. “She’s telling us how to run our country,” he sneered. “How did you do where you came from? How’s your country doing? She’s going to tell us — she’s telling us how to run our country.”

    Omar is an American citizen who immigrated to the United States legally as a child. Trump’s claim that she has no right to participate in American politics because she is an immigrant from Africa — and that she is permanently defined by her country of origin — is not only flagrantly racist but would have been seen as bigoted a hundred years ago. And yet he has continued to repeat this grotesque racist attack on her at rally after rally before braying crowds.

    This is the sort of outburst that used to trouble a certain strain of professional conservative. The right-wing intelligentsia has formed three broad categories of response to Trump. The most enthusiastic, on the right, have defended the president unreservedly. The most disgusted (“Never Trumpers”) have denounced him and often his enablers as well.


    In the broad middle of conservatism is a third category of conservative I have in mind here. These are the conservatives who will occasionally acknowledge Trump’s flaws even while supporting him broadly. They will ruefully and sarcastically bemoan his childishness, egotism, and self-destructive habits without ever urging a course of action that might stop him (Democratic control of Congress, enforcement of congressional oversight, impeachment, voting for Joe Biden).


    These conservatives have spent the last four years mostly directing their energies attacking Trump’s opponents or dissecting the flaws in the arguments against him. They are most comfortable discussing something else. Usually, that something else is the excesses of the cultural left. If you read National Review, or Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, you find them filled with ghastly tales of obnoxious progressives unfairly calling something racist or sexist.


    I happen to believe that the use of witch-hunt tactics on the left is a problem — not as important a problem as racism, but a problem, and have made
    thispoint repeatedly. Conservatives clearly (almost by definition) consider the left’s response to racism worse than racism itself. They have believed this forever, since National Review’s founding, when William F. Buckley was mocking civil-rights demonstrations in the South. But even conservatives who take this position acknowledge that racism is bad.


    Or, at least, they acknowledge it in the abstract. Trump’s emergence onto the national scene has complicated matters for them. Their position requires dismissing racism as a vestigial prejudice whose once-doleful influence has waned to the point of irrelevance. Trump’s insistence on reminding people that racism and sexism remain alive and well makes a mockery of their pat dismissal.


    Even worse, his constant outbursts of unconcealed bigotry force them to choose between affirming their official racism-is-bad line and offending their audience, which adores everything about Trump, perhaps most especially his raw assertion of white-male prerogative.


    The default position for this brand of anti-anti-Trump conservative was to ignore Trump’s racism when possible, acknowledge and dismiss when necessary. The main subject was always Trump’s critics, but Trump himself would sometimes pop into the field of vision. His worst offenses were subjected to careful parsing. Shapiro’s agonized
    equivocation over Trump’s reported comments about opposing immigration from “shithole countries” in Africa from 2018 is a classic of the genre:

    Perhaps Trump is a racist. Perhaps not. Either way, we can have a productive conversation about whether particular Trump statements or actions are racist. But we can’t have a productive conversation that starts from the premise that Trump is a racist overall, and that every action he takes and every statement he makes is therefore covered with the patina of racism.

    Trump may do and say racist things — quite a few of them, in fact, over a long period of time — but Shapiro believes it’s unfair to describe him as a “racist.” “Racist-American,” perhaps? “Person of racism?”


    As the
    evidence of Trump’s bigotry has piled up, the need to ignore it has grown more urgent. A quasi-endorsement of Trump that ran in National Review recently is a telling document in this regard. Unwilling either to lash itself to the candidate it had famously opposed in a special “Against Trump Issue” or to alienate its readership, NR published three signed endorsement essays — one pro-Trump, one anti-, and the other undecided. The latter, by Charles C.W. Cooke, positioned as the “reasonable” middle ground for conservatives, seems to function as a proxy editorial and a final statement of the magazine’s assessment of the president.


    Cooke’s argument contains a healthy mix of criticism and praise for Trump, along with unstinting hostility toward Joe Biden. (The implicit combination of these assessments, mixed toward Trump and uniformly hostile to Biden, makes it a kind of sub-rosa Trump endorsement.) Most revealingly, while it lashes Trump for a variety of personal and ideological failings, Cooke’s editorial does not scold him for his racism or sexism, even in a single aside. The only mention of Trump’s position on identity politics is a line praising him for having “chosen to use his platform to champion the nation’s history and push back against ‘critical race theory,’ a cancerous ideology that, if unchecked, will destroy the country from within.”


    Cooke’s view is echoed in a recent column by NR editor
    Rich Lowry, arguing that if Trump wins, the credit would belong to him becoming “the foremost symbol of resistance to the overwhelming woke cultural tide that has swept along the media, academia, corporate America, Hollywood, professional sports, the big foundations, and almost everything in between,” including “the 1619 Project.”


    We should be clear that, as National Review is tallying its final assessment of Trump at the end of his term, his position on race nets out as a positive in the ledger. They are not supporting him despite his record on racism, but in part because of it.


    Supposedly, this is because Trump rejects the overly dark vision of American history in the “1619 Project.” But Trump is a hilariously flawed vessel to advance conservatives’ idealistic historical view of America as a shining city on a hill. He has frequently compared the United States to the world’s most odious regimes and denied any moral difference between it and gangster states like Putin’s Russia. While conservatives spent years mining a selectively edited Barack Obama quote to
    falsely depict him as a critic of American exceptionalism, Trump has openly attacked the concept (“When [Putin] criticizes the president for using the term ‘American exceptionalism,’ if you’re in Russia, you don’t want to hear that America is exceptional”). He claims American military heroes have committed war crimes and boasts of having done them himself. Trump actually paints the United States in much darker tones than the “1619 Project” (which is filled with a belief in the possibility of improvement and redemption). He shares Howard Zinn’s basic belief that American history is a procession of mass murder and colonial appropriation. The main difference in their worldview is that Trump sees these crimes as good things.


    So bear in mind, when conservatives hold up Trump’s opposition to critical race theory and the “1619 Project” as arguments in his favor, they are not thinking primarily about American idealism as a civic creed. They are thinking of … other elements of Trump’s racial politics.


    What makes this argument especially transparent is that the alternative to Trump is not AOC or even Elizabeth Warren, but Joe Biden, the scourge of the woke left. Biden is not a “1619 Project” guy. He has sung the praises of America’s history, defining its progression up from racism as its central theme. He has even claimed,
    preposterously, that the country has never had a racist president before Trump!


    Biden opposes defunding the police. He has spent the campaign defending his authorship of a tough-on-crime bill, even into the general election, where Trump has assailed him for locking up too many Black men. (Were their positions reversed, this topic would be Exhibit A in NR’s indictment of Biden as a woke, soft-on-crime leftist.)


    “The Biden campaign does not care about the critical race theory–intersectional left that has taken over places like the New York Times,” a Democratic strategist told
    Politico this summer. “You can be against chokeholds and not believe in white fragility. You can be for reforming police departments and don’t necessarily have to believe that the United States is irredeemably racist.”


    Biden’s availability as the alternative is what puts the lie to the right’s argument that Trump offers the only resistance to the cultural far left. Conservatives could support a candidate who wants to increase police funding and believes deeply in America’s goodness and pledges in every speech to represent the entire country. They would rather have the candidate who gives them those positions alongside a decades-long record of virulent racism.


    The conservatives could make a case for supporting Trump despite his racial politics. Instead they present his racial politics as a point in his favor. One day, after Trump is gone, they will make it out that they never liked the racism. But the stink will cling to them nevertheless.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/arti...ject-woke.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose65 View Post
    Trumpeter is gunna win !
    Have you picked your new nick for November 5th yet?

    Something like "INEVERLIKEDTRUMPOHNO"?

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    Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump

    "Turkish bank suspected of violating U.S. sanctions law by funneling billions of dollars of gold and cash to Iran.

    For months, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had been pressing President Trump to quash the investigation, which threatened not only the bank but potentially members of Mr. Erdogan’s family and political party. When Mr. Berman sat down with Mr. Barr, he was stunned to be presented with a settlement proposal that would give Mr. Erdogan a key concession. "
    Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump - The New York Times
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump

    "Turkish bank suspected of violating U.S. sanctions law by funneling billions of dollars of gold and cash to Iran.

    For months, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had been pressing President Trump to quash the investigation, which threatened not only the bank but potentially members of Mr. Erdogan’s family and political party. When Mr. Berman sat down with Mr. Barr, he was stunned to be presented with a settlement proposal that would give Mr. Erdogan a key concession. "
    Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump - The New York Times
    Your editing is a bit suspect.

    The point of the article is that Barr tried to pressure the prosecutor in the case, Geoffrey Berman, to go soft on the defendants (who had links to Erdogan); the implication being that it was baldy orange cunto doing a personal favour to Erdogan to protect or benefit from his own interests in Turkey.

    It also says that Barr's predecessor stopped Berman from filing charges in the case, also at the behest of baldy orange cunto, and for the same reason.

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    double post
    Last edited by Buckaroo Banzai; 30-10-2020 at 04:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Your editing is a bit suspect.

    The point of the article is that Barr tried to pressure the prosecutor in the case, Geoffrey Berman, to go soft on the defendants (who had links to Erdogan); the implication being that it was baldy orange cunto doing a personal favour to Erdogan to protect or benefit from his own interests in Turkey.

    It also says that Barr's predecessor stopped Berman from filing charges in the case, also at the behest of baldy orange cunto, and for the same reason.
    It is not an edit, it is a quote, as indicated by the quote marks before it and after.
    I am curious oft what suspicions you might have. ?
    I thought the quote I provided made the same points as you, but I provided a link for anyone who required more information as you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    It is not an edit, it is a quote, as indicated by the quote marks before it and after.
    I am curious oft what suspicions you might have. ?
    I thought the quote I provided made the same points as you, but I provided a link for anyone who required more information as you did.
    Well there is a reason I said your editing is a bit suspect.

    You might think the quote you provided made the same points as I, but:

    - You never said who "Mr. Berman" is.
    - You never mentioned baldy orange cunto's turkish interests and thus why it would benefit him
    - You never mentioned the previous charges being blocked.

    I have no suspicions other than sloppiness on your part. It is impossible to get the meat of the story from your quotes, one has to open the link to ascertain even the basic facts, which I summarised in post #28490.

    Try harder, or I will throw a blackboard eraser at you and tell you to stop playing games on your phone.

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    Donald Trump trumpeted an ĎAmerica Firstí agenda during his 2016 election campaign.
    So, how has that played out on the world stage?
    Jeremy Fernandez takes a look ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election.

    Bit under 8 mins in length.


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    Trump is a global laughing stock, that much we know.

    How much of that tarnishes America remains to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Trump is a global laughing stock, that much we know.
    It goes further than that, though. Alliances broken. Agreements broken etc ad infinitum . . .


    Will leaders/countries believe in the US as they did before Trump? Yes, not because they want to but because they need to. What choice is there to lead the world economically and 'protect' it militarily (depends on who you are, of course). Obama was listening in on Merkel's phone calls yet she was saddened when he finished his term in office . . . and the same can be said for most countries the world.

    Love the US? Maybe not so much.
    Trust the US? One hopes.
    Rely on the US? One has to.
    Prefer the US to Russia and China? Absolutely.
    Need the US to keep an equilibrium of free-trading nations? Yes.

    So, much of the world needs the US and its downfall won't help anyone nor anything except those that would take advantage of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Well there is a reason I said your editing is a bit suspect.

    You might think the quote you provided made the same points as I, but:

    - You never said who "Mr. Berman" is.
    - You never mentioned baldy orange cunto's turkish interests and thus why it would benefit him
    - You never mentioned the previous charges being blocked.

    I have no suspicions other than sloppiness on your part. It is impossible to get the meat of the story from your quotes, one has to open the link to ascertain even the basic facts, which I summarised in post #28490.

    Try harder, or I will throw a blackboard eraser at you and tell you to stop playing games on your phone.
    that's what the link is for. they should read the article ,like I did and like you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Trump is a global laughing stock, that much we know.

    How much of that tarnishes America remains to be seen.
    America is tarnished for ever, what do you think, in five or ten years people in other countries will think the 42% that approve of trump would miraculously become smarter? We made what the rest of the world always suspected plain a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    that's what the link is for. they should read the article ,like I did and like you did.
    <sigh>

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    I'm starting to like one side of trump. It's hilarious to see him spit in the faces of his supporters and they clap for it.

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