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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17325 on: 30 July, 2020, 04:45:29 PM »
Trump will be fine when he steals his election, much as GW Bush was.  2024 is where things will get interesting.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17326 on: 30 July, 2020, 06:35:34 PM »
The current President of the United States is now calling for a 'delay' in the forthcoming November 2020 election. 'The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.' Thomas Jefferson.
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/trump-suggests-unprecedented-delay-to-november-election/2542252/

Attempts to subvert the democratic process in order to remain in power are certainly worrying signs of despotism - but on the other hand it's also a clear sign that he's expecting to lose the election.

Delay would, of course, serve him well - he'll be hoping that the Covid crisis will have a real cure (as opposed to the bullshit ones he promotes) in time, and the economy will recover, and then he can win again.

In the meantime, he just needs to be stopped from adopting (more) emergency powers with which to cement his claim to the throne.

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In related news (by which I mean: Republicans are Scunthorpes), the mask-avoiding congressman Louie Gohmert has caught Covid. Rather than fess up to the fact that it's his own damned fault for not wearing a mask consistently, he's instead decided that those rare occasions when he did wear a mask are when he must have caught it. Cognitive dissonance is alive and well.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17327 on: 30 July, 2020, 06:45:18 PM »
This article makes for some interesting reading about the dangers of the election result not going Trump's way, or more importantly, not clearly enough. 

Considering the problems we've seen here in the UK with a wafer thin result things are looking disturbing for November in the States.

I reckon the next few months are going to be some of the most 'interesting' in American Electoral history.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17328 on: 01 August, 2020, 03:15:08 PM »
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The Thick of It’s central proposition – that both major parties were essentially the same – wore thin as Cameron and Osborne’s cuts became harsher. It collapsed when Corbyn assumed the Labour leadership on an anti-austerity platform. Suddenly, the ‘both sides’ framing British comedians had often used no longer rang true, instead implicitly siding them with power.

While this is an interesting overview of why so many on the left can be heard mourning that they can't enjoy any comedy made in the 1990s anymore, I feel it could have gone beyond the Corbyn-centric stuff (though fair play, that is it's central premise) and examined how some comedy figures like Robert Webb and Graham Linehan brought about their own cancelling through a belief that their dated and toxic opinions didn't need to be modified or guarded anymore.

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« Reply #17329 on: 01 August, 2020, 06:51:23 PM »
A bathhouse or a bathhouse - repeated several times because bots are crap!

Not the best argument regarding current Politics but I appreciate the effort. I would say though that you haven't included enough Bathhouses.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17330 on: 02 August, 2020, 10:19:26 AM »
A polite reminder: please do not respond to spam on this forum. It just creates extra work for the admins/mods in cleaning up those messages along with the original posts/accounts.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17331 on: 02 August, 2020, 10:22:33 AM »
A polite reminder: please do not respond to spam on this forum. It just creates extra work for the admins/mods in cleaning up those messages along with the original posts/accounts.

Apologies! I shall refrain from being an idiot.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17332 on: 05 August, 2020, 10:41:51 AM »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17333 on: 05 August, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17334 on: 05 August, 2020, 04:38:46 PM »
The absolutely, sphincter-tighteningly terrifying reality of that interview is:

a)  it does not need parodising, the reality is a joke itself;

b)  the man making the inane remarks is in charge of the American military, including its nuclear arsenal.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17335 on: 05 August, 2020, 04:48:30 PM »
The image with the giraffe is clearly fake news.

If the claim is that Trump wrote it, then why is the spelling correct?

If the claim is that it was written for his benefit by an aide, then the sentence construction is way too complex for him to understand.

And he'd never get that pun.

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