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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    The Board found that
    They would do nothing but put responsibility on FB to decide.
    Hope Zuckerberg says Trump stays banned but not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    They would do nothing but put responsibility on FB to decide.
    Hope Zuckerberg says Trump stays banned but not holding my breath.
    Some states with dictators control the media (state-controlled media), we read here many times about...

    Similarly as state outsourcing other activities to private companies (e.g. prisons), also the censorship will be privatized...

    Why not to have the whole state privatized? Or is it already? (didn't the good ol' George Carlin sing about that?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Trump has spent most of his first nearly 100 days out of office golfing at his West Palm Beach golf course just down the street from his residence at Mar-a-Lago.
    About the same as his last 100 days innit?

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    That whole FB Oversight Board is a bit of a sham really.

    "Tomorrow, a fake board made of people being paid six figures will make a decision based on zero laws that will affect the rest of the world to protect the reputation and bottom line of a company founded to rate the appearance of women on a college campus."
    I remain an intelligent,

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    And should we believe that some high ranking Dems invested in such a company big money?

    Usually, they only work hard for American people... (aren't they such people either?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    based on zero laws
    FB, Twitter et all are private companies and can censor any damn thing they want.
    Just like here. TD is full of cunts but can't say [at][at][at][at] here.

    First Amendment of US Constitution

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Hence, FB ban is not at all illegal in spite of what Trump and his followers seem to think.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    FB, Twitter et all are private companies and can censor any damn thing they want.
    That surely makes a difference from a state censorship...

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    Cheney says it well.....


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    'If a thief robs a jewelry store (the 2020 election), the diamonds must be returned': Trump teases 'bombshell' Michigan election fraud case
    By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com
    07:29 11 May 2021, updated 16:48 11 May 2021

    Trump on Monday said there had been a 'bombshell' development in Michigan
    He appeared to be referring to a case in Antrim County, in the rural north
    The case is among the last in the United States going through the courts
    Antrim County was won by Trump so altering results would not help his cause
    The plaintiff in the case wants to use it to 'expose' the 'fraud' in the election
    The local officials argue it is a waste of time and will not change anything
    Trump on Monday said: 'The number of votes is MASSIVE and determinative'

    Donald Trump on Monday night tantalized his supporters with the promise of a 'bombshell' election fraud case to come in Michigan, likening Joe Biden to a thief who has raided a jewelry store and vowing: 'the diamonds must be returned'.

    The former president did not specify exactly what he was referring to in his opaque statement.

    However, a court in rural, northern Michigan is currently considering whether to hear a case about the election, in which the plaintiffs are demanding another audit of the votes.

    The district, Antrim County - home to 23,300 people north of Traverse City - was in fact won by Trump. The latest hearing in the court case was on Monday.

    The case in Antrim County is among the few yet to be adjudicated.

    'The major Michigan Election Fraud case has just filed a bombshell pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden,' said Trump.

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    US Election 2020: Donald Trump hints at 'bombshell' Michigan fraud case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    The former president did not specify exactly what he was referring to in his opaque statement.
    Sounds like Klongdick

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    Would love to hear the Republicans response to this, after complaining about Biden’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan.


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    ^ Bruised ego for the petty little man.

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    miss post
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    Trump tried to pull troops from around the world after election loss.


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    ^ It truly shows how petty the man is. A fooking child.

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    I concur. A nasty little sicko demented bastard if there ever was one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Trump tried to pull troops from around the world after election loss.

    ^^^^^^
    is there an echo in here?

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    Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024


    WASHINGTON — Defeated presidents usually go away — at least for a long while. Not Donald Trump.


    Trump returns to the electoral battlefield Saturday as the marquee speaker at the North Carolina Republican Party's state convention. He plans to follow up with several more rallies in June and July to keep his unique political base engaged in the 2022 midterms and give him the option of seeking the presidency again in 2024.


    "If the president feels like he's in a good position, I think there's a good chance that he does it," Trump adviser Jason Miller said in a telephone interview. "For the more immediate impact, there's the issue of turning out Trump voters for the midterm elections."


    And, Miller added, "President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party."


    The set of advisers around Trump now is a familiar mix of his top 2020 campaign aides and others who have moved in and out of his orbit over time. They include Miller, Susie Wiles, Bill Stepien, Justin Clark, Corey Lewandowski and Brad Parscale.


    While his schedule isn't set yet, according to Trump's camp, his coming stops are likely to include efforts to help Ohio congressional candidate Max Miller, a former White House aide looking to win a primary against Rep. Anthony Gonzales, who voted to impeach Trump this year; Jody Hice, who is trying to unseat fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger as Georgia secretary of state after Raffensperger defied Trump and validated the state's electoral votes; and Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks, according to Trump's camp.


    Trump's ongoing influence with Republican voters helps explain why most GOP officeholders stick so closely to him. Republicans spared him a conviction in the Senate after the House impeached him for stoking the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, House GOP leaders have made it clear that they view his engagement as essential to their hopes of retaking the chamber, and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was deposed as Republican Conference Chair this year over her repeated rebukes of Trump.


    A Reuters/Ipsos poll released May 21 showed that just 28 percent of Republicans think Trump shouldn't run for president in 2024, while 63 percent of Republicans say the last election was stolen from him. At the same time, Trump's approval ratings among the broader public are anemic. He was at 32 percent approval and 55 percent disapproval in an NBC News survey of adults in late April.


    Those numbers suggest that Trump could be in a strong position to win a Republican primary but lose the general election in 3½ years. A former Trump campaign operative made that case while discussing Trump's ambitions.


    He "will have a hard time building an infrastructure to win the general election," said the operative, who insisted on anonymity so he could speak without incurring Trump's wrath. "He could win the primary on his name alone. ... The problem is building a coalition of people among the light-leaning Republicans and independents."


    Trump alienated many voters with harsh, divisive talk during his presidency and, more recently, with his false proclamations that the election was rigged.


    "He would completely have to make a pivot of 180 degrees on his rhetoric," the operative said. "He would have to change and ask forgiveness."


    Trump also faces legal jeopardy, which could waylay a third bid for the presidency.


    Only one president, Grover Cleveland, has ever lost a re-election bid and come back to reclaim the White House. In modern times, one-term presidents have worried more about rehabilitating their legacies by taking on nonpartisan causes — Democrat Jimmy Carter by building housing for the poor and George H.W. Bush by raising money for disaster aid, for example — than about trying to shape national elections. But Trump retains a hold on the Republican electorate that is hard to overstate, and he has no intention of relinquishing it.


    "There's a reason why they're called 'Trump voters,'" Miller said. "They either don't normally vote or don't normally vote for Republicans."


    Trump lost the popular vote by more than 7 million last year — and the Electoral College by the same 306-232 result by which he had won four years earlier — but he got more votes than any other Republican nominee in history. And it would have taken fewer than 44,000 votes, spread across swing states Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, to reverse the outcome.


    Republicans, including Trump allies, say it's too early to know what he will do — or what the political landscape will look like — in four years. A busload of Republican hopefuls are taking similar strides to position themselves. They include former Vice President Mike Pence, who is speaking to New Hampshire Republicans on Thursday, an event that the Concord Monitor called the kickoff of the 2024 race.


    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.; and Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Rick Scott of Florida and Marco Rubio of Florida are among the Republicans widely viewed as potential candidates. But for most, if not all, of them, the equation begins with the big "if" of a Trump run, because, as the former Trump operative said, each would be running as some version of "Trump lite."


    For now, said Brad Todd, a Republican consultant whose clients include Hawley and Scott, Trump's calculation won't change what the other possible candidates are doing.


    "The best time-tested way to run for president in three years is to bust your tail for your party in the midterm," Todd said. "None of that changes because of the specter of a potential Trump candidacy."


    That's basically what Trump is doing.


    Republicans lost the House in the 2018 midterms, when Democrats were mobilized and Trump voters weren't, and he would like to demonstrate what he can do to help the GOP this time around.


    "We saw that drop-off in 2018 and how that hurt, and we have to make sure that these folks are engaged and energized," Miller said, "and that people who have gotten on board with President Trump's movement ... come back out in the midterms and stay energized in case President Trump does run in 2024."


    Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity this spring that when it comes to the midterms push, "we're all in."


    And as for a comeback bid in the election cycle that follows: "I am looking at it very seriously," he said. "Beyond seriously."


    Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024.

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    Trump wanted blog shut down over people mocking its low traffic: report

    Former President Trump ordered his blog to be taken down after it was mocked for its low online traffic, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

    The Post reports that Trump ordered his team on Tuesday to permanently shut down the 29-day-old blog "From the Desk of Donald Trump," citing its low readership and the possibility it could get in the way of a social media platform he still plans to launch later this year.

    Trump sent supporters multiple desperate pleas to read his blog days before shutting it down

    As noted by the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, Trump sent his supporters several desperate pleas to read his blog in the weeks leading up to its end on Wednesday.

    "Trump is still waiting for you to sign up to his new social media platform," one message to supporters read. "This can't wait, Big Tech is trying to shut down and silence conservative voices. Do your part to fight back. Help elevate President Trump's new platform!"

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1400110250028642304


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    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Former President Trump ordered his blog to be taken down after it was mocked for its low online traffic
    Reading skills escape most Trump acolytes

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Reading skills escape most Trump acolytes
    That was my thought too...

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    Donald Trump has discontinued the blog-type website he launched in a fanfare less than a month ago as “a beacon of freedom” and “a place to speak freely and safely”.


    Jason Miller, a senior aide to the former US president, confirmed the closing of the “From the Desk of Donald J Trump” online communication tool in a statement to CNBC on Wednesday, just weeks after billing the venture as “a great resource” for his boss’s musings.


    Miller offered no explanation for the closure, and it remains unclear if it was a voluntary move or was imposed by a third party of some kind, like Trump’s removal from social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook for inciting the deadly 6 January Capitol insurrection.


    But in a tweeted reply to a Republican activist questioning if the move was “a precursor to him joining another social media platform”, Miller said: “Yes, actually, it is. Watch this space.”


    In the statement to CNBC, Miller attempted to paint the short-lived project as “auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on”.


    The Trump blog, a mouthpiece for his false claims about a rigged 2020 presidential election, failed to gain traction and on 21 May the Washington Post reported it had attracted a “staggeringly small audience”.



    Trump closes his ‘beacon of freedom’ website a month after launching it | Donald Trump | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    it remains unclear if it was a voluntary move or was imposed by a third party of some kind, like Trump’s removal from social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook
    Fully voluntary or you'd hear the baboon screaming it from the rooftops.



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    staggeringly small
    Isn't that what Stormy referred to him as?

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    He thinks he's going to be reinstated in August. What a fucking clown.
    Despite his predictions, Trump won't simply be reinstated as president

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    He thinks he's going to be reinstated in August. What a fucking clown.
    Despite his predictions, Trump won't simply be reinstated as president
    The fool thinks a lot of things that will never happen. As usual this statement just another bit of BS to feed his followers. No doubt donations will be needed to make it happen. The prick and his "advisors" should be locked up.

    “Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fools who follows him?” Obi-Wan Kenobi

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