IdleRich

IdleRich
That's true isn't it? Was it Turkey or something where there were guys from UK who were planespotters and they were arrested for spying and they said in their defence that they were just interested in looking at planes and their numbers and stuff but the Turkish authorities were all "Come off it, no-one alive would do that for a hobby, is that really the best you could come up with?".
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
In fact I've googled that and it happened in Greece... UAE... also in Kenya. The "spies" were British every time of course.
 

luka

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an English thing the rest of the world doesn't get. does/has dissensus have/had any trainspotters?
it's an autistic trait typically and we have a healthy aut contingent so it wouldn't surprise me.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Have you seen theses clips from the Students For Trump rally? Firstly it's surprising to me that there even is such a thing, at least instinctively, I mean, when you think about it of course there are loads of right-wing students, it's not at all the preserve of the left even if they have traditionally been more visible or something I guess. Anyway, the frightening bit is when he talks about names for the virus and finally says "Kung-flu" and the students break out in this boorish and hateful cheering. Urggh. It's revolting.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Have you seen theses clips from the Students For Trump rally? Firstly it's surprising to me that there even is such a thing, at least instinctively, I mean, when you think about it of course there are loads of right-wing students, it's not at all the preserve of the left even if they have traditionally been more visible or something I guess. Anyway, the frightening bit is when he talks about names for the virus and finally says "Kung-flu" and the students break out in this boorish and hateful cheering. Urggh. It's revolting.
Most offensive thing about this is that it's not even a decent pun.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Trump was here completely bamboozled by this vicious gotcha question that Hannity hit him with... really surprised and, I guess, a little bit impressed (grudgingly) that at this stage he's wiling to challenge Trump with such penetrating and tricky lines of attack.

HANNITY: Let's talk about a second term. If you hear in 131 days from now, at some point in the night or early morning, we can now project Donald J. Trump has been reelected the 45th president of the United States, let's talk.

How do you -- what's at stake in this election as you compare and contrast? And what is -- what are your top priority items for a second term?

TRUMP: Well, one of the things that will be really great -- you know, the word experience is still good. I always say talent is more important than experience, I've always said that. But, the word experience is a very important word. It's a very important meaning.

I never did this before. I never slept over in Washington. I was in Washington, I think, 17 times, all of a sudden I'm president of the United States. You know the story, I'm riding down Pennsylvania Avenue with our first lady and I say, this is great.

But I didn't know very many people in Washington. It wasn't my thing. I was from Manhattan, from New York.

Now, I know everybody and I have great people in the Administration. You make some mistakes like, you know, an idiot like Bolton. All he wanted to do was drop bombs on everybody. You don't have to drop bombs on everybody. You don't have to kill people --
Or, an alternative, contrarian view on that... this guy is obviously not in command of his faculties and and not a single second should be wasted in removing him from power immediately, putting him in a bath chair and tell him he's controlling the earth in a crucial battle against aliens from the planet Puerto Rico.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
You would think that as someone who wants to be president - and who is in fact (well in theory) doing the job right now - might have some idea why. But I think the problem is actually deeper than that here. From that response it seems to me that Trump has no idea what the president is or how it's related to him...
 
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Leo

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how many times have we all thought "THIS is the thing that will be his downfall".

his answer to Hannity shouldn't surprise anyone who's paid attention, really. his whole story has been told a million times: he don't know or care about government, governing, doesn't have any political beliefs or vision. he's blowhard real estate developer/reality TV star who ended up as president, all he thinks about is his popularity with his base. has never done anything to expand the base, and in fact continually does and says things that drive away potential new supporters.

I won't say he's toast because you never know what can happen in the next four months, but things are certainly going in the wrong direction for trump.
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
Yeah that was a joke about people (mainly myself) who've said "he can't survive this one" a hundred times.
But if he's turned a blind eye to Putin bribing Afghans to kill US soldiers then that seems... fairly bad.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Yeah so he's claiming - preposterously - that he wasn't briefed on it... was the best they could come up with after a day of thinking about it.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Did you see that he's tweeted (and then deleted) a video that shows one of his MAGA-hatted supporters yelling "White power"?
 

Leo

Well-known member
can you image a CEO of any corporations doing even 10% of what he does in an average week? they'd have been out of their asses long ago. unfortunately, we don't have the senate votes to fire him.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
can you image a CEO of any corporations doing even 10% of what he does in an average week? they'd have been out of their asses long ago. unfortunately, we don't have the senate votes to fire him.
Or a rank-and-file employee, for that matter. I think a big part of Trump's popularity is as a wish-fulfilment character for conservative white men - well, conservative white people in general, but especially men - because he routinely says things that would have them hauled over the coals by HR in five seconds flat, and gets away with it.

Similar thing with Johnson in this country, although to a less extreme degree.
 
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