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  #2491255 25-May-2020 19:16
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Rikkitic:  An argument could certainly be made that America has more than its fair share, especially in the bigoted and ignorant department.

 



 

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62,979,879 Americans voted for Trump in 2016 (46.09% of voters)

 

Wiki - Electoral history of George W. Bush

 

50,460,110 Americans voted for Bush in 2000 (47.87% of voters), and 62,040,610 in 2004 (50.7% of voters)





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  #2491257 25-May-2020 19:18
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Rikkitic:  An argument could certainly be made that America has more than its fair share, especially in the bigoted and ignorant department.

 



 

Wilki - 2016 United States presidential election

 

62,979,879 Americans voted for Trump in 2016 (46.09% of voters)

 

Wiki - Electoral history of George W. Bush

 

50,460,110 Americans voted for Bush in 2000 (47.87% of voters), and 62,040,610 in 2004 (50.7% of voters)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2491258 25-May-2020 19:20
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I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2491260 25-May-2020 19:26
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Rikkitic:

Is this a dumb and dumber competition? 

 

 

I think it's more a random malcontents' get-together. Note how some of them have guns and some don't, some are wearing masks and some aren't, wouldn't surprise me if there was no one thing all of them can agree on besides wanting to use something as a lightning rod for their outrage. It's really just a collection of outrage junkies taking the opportunity to pass around a hypodermic of anger.

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  #2491263 25-May-2020 19:44
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I was actually referring to this thread but your answer is also okay. Just as New Zealand has pockets of idiocy, America has pockets of sanity. Not that you can see any here.

 

 





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  #2491410 25-May-2020 21:40
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The New York Times - Opinion - Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich

 

May 23, 2020

 


While President Trump and his allies in Congress seek to tighten access to food stamps, they are showing compassion for one group: billionaires. 

 

Their economic rescue package quietly allocated $135 billion - yes, that’s “billion” with a “b” - for the likes of wealthy real estate developers.

 

... Trump himself, along with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, may benefit financially from this provision. 

 

The fine print was mysteriously slipped into the March economic relief package, even though it has nothing to do with the coronavirus and offers retroactive tax breaks for periods long before Covid-19 arrived.

 

[Democrats] have asked the Trump administration for any communications that illuminate how this provision sneaked into the 880-page bill. (Officially, the provision is called “Modification of Limitation on Losses for Taxpayers Other Than Corporations").

 

About 82 percent of the giveaway goes to those earning more than $1 million a year, according to Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation. 

 

Of those beneficiaries earning more than $1 million annually, the average benefit is $1.6 million.

 

In other words, a single mom juggling two jobs gets a maximum $1,200 stimulus check - and then pays taxes so that a real estate mogul can receive $1.6 million. ...

 

 






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  #2492101 26-May-2020 18:49
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He can't even stand still...

 





 

 

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  #2492226 26-May-2020 20:40
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Same guy tweeted another video:

 

 

Evangelicals should be thinking that the hypocrisy might be causing the invisible man in the sky to send sharp pains through his bone spurs, or through other parts as reward for his "private Vietnam".  But they won't.

 

Realists should be thinking that he's not well - in body and/or mind - and what the ramifications of that might be given his increasingly erratic behaviour.


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  #2492274 26-May-2020 21:05
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Fred99:

 

Same guy tweeted another video:

 

 

Realists should be thinking that he's not well - in body and/or mind - and what the ramifications of that might be given his increasingly erratic behaviour.

 

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  #2492283 26-May-2020 21:11
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FineWine:

 

 

Fred99:  ... Realists should be thinking that he's not well - in body and/or mind - and what the ramifications of that might be given his increasingly erratic behaviour.

 

 

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  #2492339 26-May-2020 22:46
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ROFL. "Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President"

 

 

But since his first day as a presidential candidate, I have been baffled by one mystery in particular: Why do working-class white men—the most reliable component of Donald Trump’s base—support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? The question is not whether Trump fails to meet some archaic or idealized version of masculinity. The president’s inability to measure up to Marcus Aurelius or Omar Bradley is not the issue. Rather, the question is why so many of Trump’s working-class white male voters refuse to hold Trump to their own standards of masculinity—why they support a man who behaves more like a little boy.

 

Not every working-class male voted for Trump, and not all of them have these traits, of course. And I do not present these beliefs and attitudes as uniformly virtuous in themselves. Some of these traditional masculine virtues have a dark side: Toughness and dominance become bullying and abuse; self-reliance becomes isolation; silence becomes internalized rage. Rather, I am noting that courage, honesty, respect, an economy of words, a bit of modesty, and a willingness to take responsibility are all virtues prized by the self-identified class of hard-working men, the stand-up guys, among whom I was raised.

 

And yet, many of these same men expect none of those characteristics from Trump, who is a vain, cowardly, lying, vulgar, jabbering blowhard. Put another way, as a question I have asked many of the men I know: Is Trump a man your father and grandfather would have respected?

 

I should point out here that I am not criticizing Trump’s manifest lack of masculinity solely because he offends my personal sense of maleness. He does, of course. But then again, a lot about the president offends me, as a man, as a Christian, and as an American. 

 

I freely accept that I do not pass muster by the standards of most Trump supporters. Again, what intrigues me is that neither should Trump. As the writer Windsor Mann has noted, Trump behaves in ways that many working-class men would ridicule: “He wears bronzer, loves gold and gossip, is obsessed with his physical appearance, whines constantly, can't control his emotions, watches daytime television, enjoys parades and interior decorating, and used to sell perfume.”

 

 

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  #2492341 26-May-2020 22:48
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"The least macho president"

 

 

President Trump's supporters love how manly he is. They wear "Donald Trump: Finally Someone With Balls" T-shirts at his rallies. They should reconsider, and not only for reasons of propriety. For all his machismo, Trump is the least macho president in American history.

 

Think about it: His behavior defies the traditional definition of what it means to be "manly." He wears bronzer, loves gold and gossip, is obsessed with his physical appearance, whines constantly, can't control his emotions, watches daytime television, enjoys parades and interior decorating, and used to sell perfume. He dislikes the NFL, Harley-Davidson, and female porn stars — the holy trinity of toxic masculinity.

 

Sure, he talks a lot about being a man — "it is a very scary time for young men in America" — but real men aren't supposed to talk a lot or get scared. Trump talks all the time and he's scared of everything, including stairs, sharks he sees on TV, rain in France, and not talking.

 

The guy who hates handshakes because he's scared of germs claims he would stop a school shooting "even if I didn't have a weapon." His supporters hail him as the savior of masculinity. But his machismo, like everything else about him, is a charade. Trump is not the savior of masculinity. He is a parody of it.

 





 

 

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  #2492728 27-May-2020 12:53
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BBC News - Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

 

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A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.

 

President Trump tweeted: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent."

 

Twitter put a warning label under the post and a subsequent tweet under its new policy on misleading information. ...

 

Twitter's link directs users to a page on which Mr Trump's claims about mail-in ballots are described as "unsubstantiated".

 

The social media company cites reporting on the issue by CNN, the Washington Post and others. ...

 





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  #2492738 27-May-2020 13:08
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And he is now complaining Twitter is censoring him.

 

".@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post...."

 

Followed by

 

"....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!"

 

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  #2492739 27-May-2020 13:09
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Hi, but he has not been censored, his original factless tweet is still there for all to see, it just means the sheep might realise something rather than taking all at face value from a valueless entity.

 

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