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  #3199851 25-Feb-2024 14:18
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Rikkitic: Ya’ll”: This is a colloquial contraction of “you all,” commonly used in Southern American English. It refers to a group of people.

 

 

Uh, don't ever spell it that way when you're talking to someone from the southern US, particularly in states that have open carry. It's y'all, and it can also be singular or plural. There's also "all y'all" which encompasses an entire group rather than possibly just a subset.

 

 

And pronunciation varies quite a bit, in Texas it sounds more like "y-ow" without any 'l' sound at the end.

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  #3199865 25-Feb-2024 15:08
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I was quoting.

 

 





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  #3199893 25-Feb-2024 17:10
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Thank Dog I live in  a country where most people speak at least a semblance of English. Innit.





'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' Voltaire

 

 

 

 


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  #3199897 25-Feb-2024 17:20
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Sideface:

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...

 



EDIT: updated data

 

The NY Times - South Carolina Primary Live Updates: Trump Defeats Haley, Delivering a Crushing Blow in Her Home State

 

 

IMHO, she's doing quite well, considering that when Pumpkinhead goes to the Big House, she'll be the only remaining GOP candidate.





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  #3199900 25-Feb-2024 17:28
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Once again that's an indication of a good effort and time well spent. Haley is a credible candidate and is the only credible Republican candidate. When the Republican party has finished it's death spiral later this year assuming they don't take America with it they can skip almost two generations ahead to Haley.

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  #3199901 25-Feb-2024 17:29
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The orange nightmare, and by extension Don "nose candy" Jr and Eric "Daddy, please love me" Trump, are now officially gravely injured financially.

It's hard to know the exact nature of his financial trauma, because his finances are as transparent as a tonne of lead.

Trump has struggled with "only" a 5 million defamation fine.

He can take comfort that while he'll lose everything here shortly, his eternal reward is in heaven includes telling Abe Lincoln how he was the better president.



Brian: "Donald Trump's financial problems just took a major turn.

The clock is now started on payment for the 355 million plus 100 million in interest for the fraud verdict. So what happens now you know?"

Glenn: "By every indication it looks like Donald Trump's financial empire is about to crash and burn.

It doesn't look like he has the money the cash, the assets, on hand to begin to even appeal these cases, never mind satisfy these massive money judgments.

So the clock has started ticking on is the essentially $450 million judgment that was awarded in Leticia James civil fraud case for Donald Trump's massive systemic business fraud.

So now Donald Trump has about 30 days to either pay the full amount that has been awarded to the state of New York -- money he has to disgorge because they're all ill gotten gains -- or he has to put up a whole bunch of that money to try to appeal that case
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  #3199910 25-Feb-2024 18:05
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geekIT:

Thank Dog I live in  a country where most people speak at least a semblance of English. Innit.

 

 

I saw Sydney for the first time the very best way – from the deck of a ship. And at the very best time – early in the morning, with the sun behind us. It was October, and the sun was beautiful. The Customs people were not, but the rest of our Meridionali had to be got ashore, and no doubt that accounted for them being irritable. My promise to the captain was no longer binding, so I said a few words. Which led to a nice little battle, which was ended by some Australian policemen. A big one, with silver stripes on his arm pointed to me. ‘You,’ he said, ‘come here.’

 

 

I hit one more of the Meridionali, and walked over to him.

 

 

‘You called me, sir?’ I said.

 

 

‘Where are your bags?’

 

 

‘Over there, sir.’

 

 

‘Get ’em.’

 

 

Two other policemen joined him, so I thought I’d better humour him. I got my bags and came back.

 

 

‘Come on,’ he said.

 

 

I followed them out, and they went to a taxi, and the big policeman opened the boot and put my bags inside. One of the others opened the door of the taxi, and stood by.

 

 

‘Excuse me, sir.’ I said. ‘Where do we go?’

 

 

He said, ‘Get in.’

 

 

I got in, and the one by the door shut it, and the big one said to the driver, ‘Get going.’ The driver started up and went up the street a little way, and then said, ‘Where to, mate?’

 

 

I said, in a very dignified manner, ‘It appears to me, sir, that since you are acting under the orders of the constabulary, you are undoubtedly well aware of our destination.’

 

 

He said, ‘Cut the bull. An’ don’ call me sir. Where yer wanner go?’

 

 

Some of this I understood, and it was surprising. ‘Do you not know?’ I said.

 

 

‘No,’ he said.

 

 

‘No?’

 

 

‘No.’

 

 

‘Oh.’

 

 

After a while, he said, ‘Well we can’t sit ‘ere all bloody day; where we goin’?’

 

 

I was silently translating what he said into what I thought he meant in an English I understood, and translating this into Italian, and working out my answer in Italian, to be translated into English, all of which was taking some time, when he suddenly seemed to become very irritable and said, ‘Gawd I’ve been drivin’ his bloody thing since one o’bloody clock this mornin’ an’ now it’s bloody near time for lunch an’ I ‘ave ter get landed with a bloody ning nong who doesn’t know where he’s bloody goin’. Will the Cross do yer?’

 

 

By the time I had worked out a few words of this speech, we had arrived somewhere, and he was getting my bags out of the boot. I got out also, and said, ‘Excuse me, sir, but do you mind telling me where I now am?’

 

 

‘Kings Cross. Three bob.’

 

 

‘Excuse me, sir, but do you mind telling me where I now am?’

 

 

He shouted very loudly, ‘KINGS BLOODY CROSS!’

 

 

I said this to myself two or three times, and decided that it must be the name of a suburb. So I said, ‘Why?’

 

 

‘Why what?’

 

 

‘Why am I in Kings Bloody Cross?’

 

 

‘Because I bloody brought yer…three bob.’

 

 

‘I do not understand what you say, and I do not understand why I am where I am, but I thank you. Could you please inform me, please, where is some place where I may be able to obtain some food?’

 

 

‘Anywhere around here,’ he said. ‘Are yer gunna pay me the three bob or ain’t yer?’

 

 

‘I beg your pardon?’

 

 

‘Look mate, I brought yer from the bloody dock, an’ you owe me three bob. Do I get ut or don’t I?’

 

 

I caught the word ‘Owe’ and said, ‘I am reminded of something. You have transported me to this place, and I would like you to inform me how much is my fare, please?’

 

 

He became very irate again, and said in a loud voice, ‘Strike me bloody ’andsome, I just told yer. Three bob.’

 

 

‘How much is the fare please?’

 

 

He said ‘Oh-h-h!’ and something I didn’t understand, then pushed his cap back, and scratched his head. Then he said, very slowly and distinctly, ‘Look mate, have-you-any-money?’

 

 

This was very good English, and I answered immediately, ‘Yes.’

 

 

‘Have-you-three-shillings?’

 

 

Again I was able to answer immediately, and I was wishing he would always speak as clearly as this. I said, ‘Of course, I have three shillings.’

 

 

Then he seemed to acquire a great rage, and said, ‘Well bloody give ut to me before I call the bloody cops or do me block or some such bloody thing. Give us me three bob.’

 

 

He was holding out his hand, so I assumed he wanted three shillings. I gave him three shillings. He said, ‘Any man takes this game on’s not right in the nut.’ He got into his taxi and drove away without even saying thank you.

 

 

-‘Nino Culotta’ (John O’Grady), 1907-1981

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  #3200038 26-Feb-2024 09:00
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Saturday Night Live comedian Colin: "Just hours ago, Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary, which means that Trump is now undefeated.

Everywhere except court.

Trump has basically locked up the nomination and he's clearly already pivoting to the general election with a more moderate, unifying tone. "

Trump: "November 5th will be our new liberation day but with the liars and cheaters and fraudsters and censors and imposters who have commandeered our government, it will be their judgment day. Their judgment day."

SNL comedian Colin: "Now, where did I hear that before? Oh, right. Bane"


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  #3200053 26-Feb-2024 09:25
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Salon - Dr. John Gartner on a tale of two brains: "Biden's brain is aging. Trump's brain is dementing"

 

February 23, 2024 

 


Dr. John Gartner is a psychologist and former professor at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

 

Gartner was a contributor to the 2017 bestseller "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."

 

In this conversation, Gartner argues that it is actually Donald Trump and not President Biden who is showing diminished mental acuity and dangerous behavior related to aging. 

 

Gartner warns that given Trump’s dangerous personality and emotional state, he is almost certainly plotting revenge and how to make his “enemies” suffer as revenge for finally being held accountable by the courts and the rule of law. ...

 

"Not enough people are sounding the alarm, that based on his behavior, Donald Trump is dangerously demented.

 

"In fact, we are seeing the opposite among too many in the news media, the political leaders and among the public. There is also this focus on Biden's gaffes or other things that are well within the normal limits of aging.

 

"By comparison, Trump appears to be showing gross signs of dementia. This is a tale of two brains. 

 

"Biden's brain is aging. Trump's brain is dementing."

 



 

Follow this link to the full article. Highly recommended.

 

Trump's father developed severe dementia in his late 70s - Trump's current age.





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  #3200072 26-Feb-2024 10:32
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Haven't we always known that Trump has severe mental problems?

 

It didn't stop him being elected last time.


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  #3200080 26-Feb-2024 11:18
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SJB:

Haven't we always known that Trump has severe mental problems?


It didn't stop him being elected last time.



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  #3200082 26-Feb-2024 11:21
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SJB:  Haven't we always known that Trump has severe mental problems?

 

 

Yes, but dementia adds a new dimension.

 

To quote from the final paragraph of the Salon article:

 

 

Dementia brings out the worst in people's character. They become 10 times worse. 

 

If Biden really were to mentally decline ... he's basically a benign person with good judgment. 

 

So even if Biden were to become diminished in his cognitive abilities, he's not going to do something evil or crazy. ...

 

By comparison, Donald Trump unleashed would be like Satan unbound.

 





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  #3200314 26-Feb-2024 18:41
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I read recently if he is convicted on "any" of the large number of Felonies, a large number of republicans will not nominate him, with a number already resigning due to Johnson being his puppet and not even negotiating with the democrats. Para phrasing words to that effect.

Is there a "Chance" any of his felony charges will stick?


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  #3200329 26-Feb-2024 19:05
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Long story short: Trump is the exact opposite of the Old Testament man called Job.

Some broad details: Scholars believe that the man named Job may have been a contemporary of Moses. Like the story of Biblical story of Lot and his daughters, Job's story is something most would not tell children.

Job, a wealthy man, is described as blameless and upright. He feared God and shunned evil.

Satan challenges God, saying Job’s righteousness is only good because God has blessed him abundantly.

God permits Satan to test Job, completely unrestrained and unfettered. So Satan does it big: complete loss of his extensive wealth, and the violent and horrible death of all his family, servants and even animals. Painful sores to broke out all over Job’s body, from head to toe. Job sat on an ash-heap, scraping his sores with a broken piece of pottery, and wished for death.

Job remained faithful. Job’s cries for answers and justice seemed to fall on deaf ears. God’s silence and apparent lack of empathy can be seen as callous.

So any Christian who compare Job to Trump is insane, or at least delusional.

Trump-worshipping pastor is preventing trump's assassination by talking to God!

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