Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 692 | 693 | 694 | 695 | 696 | 697 | 698 | 699 | 700 | 701 | 702 | 703 | 704 | 705 | 706 | 707 | 708 | 709 | 710 | 711 | 712 | ... | 998
Lock him up!
10962 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079463 26-Aug-2018 20:02
Send private message quote this post

John McCain has died, Trump tweeted his condolences. As @freitasm says, what a doofus. No style at all.

 

I heard on one report that McCain left a request that Obama and Bush should speak at his funeral. No mention of the orangutan. 

 

 

 

 





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
 


3388 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2079519 27-Aug-2018 08:35
Send private message quote this post

Here's an event I never thought would happen.

Former CIA Director John Brennan getting applauds and intense approval on "Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)."

John Brennan had his security clearance removed by Trump. Trump's lickspittle supporters have accused him of making money of his security clearance.

In turn, John Brennan seems to be the in the small minority of Republicans who have a spine, and call Trump a traitor.

Sidenote: John's wrist bands: The black one reads “9/11 Memorial”. The second white one is for Bowe Bergdahl, the American POW who has been held by the Taliban since June 2009 and remains the only American soldier in enemy captivity.

Candidly, of people I'd want to f*ck with, former CIA Director John Brennan is not one of them. Trump is insane.


 
 
 
 


8963 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2079530 27-Aug-2018 09:33
Send private message quote this post

Senile POTUS failing in hospital elementary school classroom:

 

There's a US flag on his lapel pin, there was a US flag on the wall, the flag with red, blue and white stripes is the Russian flag. Moron.

 

 

 

edit : photo added


BDFL - Memuneh
65025 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079532 27-Aug-2018 09:40
Send private message quote this post

Can't be seen on that photo but he actually started colouring the stripes in blue.

 

He respects the flag...





gzt

10983 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2079533 27-Aug-2018 09:40
Send private message quote this post

kingdragonfly: The second white one is for Bowe Bergdahl, the American POW who has been held by the Taliban since June 2009 and remains the only American soldier in enemy captivity.

Aye? Bergdahl was released in 2014.

8963 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2079534 27-Aug-2018 09:40
Send private message quote this post

The new normal for conservative politics:

 

Arizona Republican blames McCain for dying just to hurt her campaign

 

 

On Friday, McCain’s family announced that the Republican senator would be ending treatment for brain cancer. Kelli Ward, an Arizona GOP candidate and supporter of President Donald Trump, then took to Facebook on Saturday where she and one of her campaign staff posited a theory about the news.

 

“I wonder if it were just a coincidence that Sen McCain released his statement on the kickoff day of Kelli Ward’s bus tour or if it was a plan to take media attention off her campaign,” the staffer wrote. “I’m not saying it was on purpose but it’s quite interesting.”

 

Ward replied in the comments: “I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.”

 

 

 


8963 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2079537 27-Aug-2018 09:48
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

He respects the flag...

 

 

Trump and respect should really never be used in the same sentence.

 

He respects nobody / nothing at all except self.  He deserves no respect.


 
 
 
 


Lock him up!
10962 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079567 27-Aug-2018 10:29
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

The new normal for conservative politics:

 

Arizona Republican blames McCain for dying just to hurt her campaign

 

 

On Friday, McCain’s family announced that the Republican senator would be ending treatment for brain cancer. Kelli Ward, an Arizona GOP candidate and supporter of President Donald Trump, then took to Facebook on Saturday where she and one of her campaign staff posited a theory about the news.

 

“I wonder if it were just a coincidence that Sen McCain released his statement on the kickoff day of Kelli Ward’s bus tour or if it was a plan to take media attention off her campaign,” the staffer wrote. “I’m not saying it was on purpose but it’s quite interesting.”

 

Ward replied in the comments: “I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.”

 

 

 

 

 

The worst thing about such disgusting people is that they do not even realise they are being disgusting. They only backtrack when they get negative reactions. If they had any values they wouldn't make such vile suggestions in the first place.

 

 





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
 


2065 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2079607 27-Aug-2018 11:27
Send private message quote this post

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, they blame John McCain for dying when he did. How low and deluded can you get? 


Lock him up!
10962 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079687 27-Aug-2018 13:24
Send private message quote this post

linw:

 

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, they blame John McCain for dying when he did. How low and deluded can you get? 

 

 

And self-important. He chose to die when he did just to undercut her campaign and steal her headlines. I hope the good people of Arizona dump her in the trash where she belongs.

 

 





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
 


Lock him up!
10962 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079689 27-Aug-2018 13:28
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

John McCain has died, Trump tweeted his condolences. As @freitasm says, what a doofus. No style at all.

 

I heard on one report that McCain left a request that Obama and Bush should speak at his funeral. No mention of the orangutan. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: I have also since heard that he specifically asked that the orange creature not show up. Now that is going out with class!

 

 





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
 


5525 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079703 27-Aug-2018 13:38
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

John McCain has died, Trump tweeted his condolences. As @freitasm says, what a doofus. No style at all.

 

 


Washington Post - Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain

 

 

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and other White House aides advocated for an official statement that gave the decorated Vietnam War POW plaudits for his military and Senate service and called him a “hero,” according to current and former White House aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

 

The original statement was drafted before McCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said.

 

But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain’s life was not released.

 

The break with precedent of previous presidents - who have typically released effusive official statements for noteworthy Americans upon their death - underscored the bitter relationship between the two men ...

 



 

EDIT  For someone courting the redneck vote with all his MAGA drivel, denigrating a war hero after dodging the draft five times may come back to haunt Trump.





Sideface


Lock him up!
10962 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079759 27-Aug-2018 14:38
Send private message quote this post

I wish that were true but Trump supporters do not seem to be affected by any logic, reason, or morality. It really is a cult and that is both alarming and depressing. If it ever starts to crumble, it will fall apart quickly, but that first crack is yet to appear. 

 

 





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
 


5525 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079863 27-Aug-2018 17:34
Send private message quote this post

Washington Post - Trump, McCain and the waning of the ‘liberal order'

 

This is behind a paywall - so a longer quote:

 


Sen. John McCain, who died at his Arizona ranch over the weekend, penned an op-ed in the Economist at the end of last year defending the “liberal world order."

 

The Republican politician was an inveterate internationalist, a staunch advocate of the post-World War II norms and institutions he believed were essential to American leadership and global prosperity.

 

But with the rise of President Trump, the growing strength of right-wing populism in Europe and the resilience of illiberal powers elsewhere, McCain feared a great unraveling.

 

“They have turned inward economically and prioritized protectionism over integration,” McCain wrote, referring to Trump-style populists on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

“They have warmed to authoritarianism and embraced strongman politics. Most troubling, they seem to have given up on the very idea of liberalism itself, betraying the underlying will that is necessary to maintain any world order.”

 

The flood of eulogies that poured in from Washington and around the world this weekend hailed both McCain’s will and idealism.

 

The senator’s moral convictions, selfless patriotism and belief in decency, some argued, stood in stark contrast to the habits and instincts of the current occupant of the White House.

 

McCain’s spirit, wrote Post columnist Max Boot, remains “desperately needed at a time when his party has embraced an amoral, narcissistic demagogue who fawns over tyrants and flirts with isolationism and protectionism and white nationalism.”

 





Sideface


BDFL - Memuneh
65025 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2079957 27-Aug-2018 20:31
Send private message quote this post

What a doofus. He posts an Instagram message on Sen McCain... With his own photo.

 

Also, this is what happens when you have kids separated from their families for months. This is criminal:

 





1 | ... | 692 | 693 | 694 | 695 | 696 | 697 | 698 | 699 | 700 | 701 | 702 | 703 | 704 | 705 | 706 | 707 | 708 | 709 | 710 | 711 | 712 | ... | 998
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.