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Old 12-01-2016, 04:23 PM   #861
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It also doesn't surprise me one bit that none of them seem to mind that the (about to be) President of the most important nation in the world deems it fit to spend his time negotiating subsidies to an air conditioning company to save 1000 jobs in Indiana. While, by the way, turning down security briefings.


plus, he's essentially announced that he's giving away money if corporations will threaten to offshore jobs.

so there's that.
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It also doesn't surprise me one bit that none of them seem to mind that the (about to be) President of the most important nation in the world deems it fit to spend his time negotiating subsidies to an air conditioning company to save 1000 jobs in Indiana. While, by the way, turning down security briefings.

I would say that it boggles the mind, except we in Toronto have seen this before, obviously on a lesser scale, with Rob Ford. I remember during his tenure as Mayor, in the midst of his crack and drinking and god knows what else, council members were complaining that he still filled his days by dealing with personal issues of his constituents while being wholly ignorant of legislation, policies, etc. In fact, there was a story of how a watermain was being repaired in an area resulting in a particular house being cut off from water for days, a problem that nobody had fixed. So of course the woman in the house called Rob Ford and he immediately mobilized crews out there. When asked by the media if he thought that was the best allocation of his time as Mayor, he completely earnestly responded "what could be MORE important than this woman getting her water turned back on?" So this is why these buffoons voted for him.
Sounds like Clay Davis from The Wire.
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sheeeeeit, being even one tenth as good a politician as clay davis would have been rob ford's wet dream.
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I love that sheeeeeeit.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:02 PM   #865
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these objectively stupid fucks get the government they deserve.





feeling more and more like a hostage these days.

i'd drive off a cliff if we didn't know that at least 2.5m more people voted for the other candidate.

It's information isolationism.

They make the very conscious decision to avoid or question anything that does not fit in their world view. But will not question any headline that makes them FEEL validated about their world view.

They make their decisions first, and then seek "news" that will validate it.

This is how we got Trump. 1/4 of this country doubled down on stupid and/ or hate. Plain and simple. And frankly I'm tired of being told I'm "self-righteous" for saying so. There is no way around it. The information is out there, if you consciously ignore it, it's your fault. Yes a factory worker with little education still has the access to the facts; you don't have to be an accountant or scientist to understand the issues at hand.


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They make their decisions first, and then seek "news" that will validate it.

I found this Muslim chick who totally supports the Muslim registry. Therefore you're wrong. Even muslims support it man.
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The best part is that it's the coastal elites that live in the bubble.
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good god, how is that woman not on her feet shouting at these people?

"...California, where 3 million illegals voted." suddenly turns to "To tell you the truth, nobody knows that number [...]I think there was a good amount." Based on what?? If "nobody knows" and all you've got to go on is a quote taken out of context that you're not willing to look further into because you may find out you were misled, then stop spouting fantasies!
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They make the very conscious decision to avoid or question anything that does not fit in their world view. But will not question any headline that makes them FEEL validated about their world view.
You're just describing confirmation bias here. That isn't unique to Trump supporters.
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You're just describing confirmation bias here. That isn't unique to Trump supporters.

No doubt, it's very prominent in our favorite prodigal son's post as well. It's found in most extremes.

But someone who flat out lies about endorsement letters and saving jobs that were never at risk, things that could easily be proven false, wins the presidency, relied on and deliberately used this as his platform. He could not have won without it, he wouldn't have even made it out of the first few months of the primaries.

There's a reason he chose Bannon, Breibart has made an empire based on this concept.


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You're just describing confirmation bias here. That isn't unique to Trump supporters.
Point made.
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Does somebody want to tell Numbnuts McGillicuddy that he won and doesn't need to have campaign rallies anymore?
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Does somebody want to tell Numbnuts McGillicuddy that he won and doesn't need to have campaign rallies anymore?
don't you sully the name of a fine irishman with that kind of comparison.
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Victory rallies are not fascist at all, guys.


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Trump may reach across the aisle and appoint a Democrat to the cabinet

Democratic Sen. Heitkamp to Talk Cabinet Post With Trump
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Racist misogynist liar may (or may not) reach across the aisle
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The office of Pakistan's Prime Minister published a readout of the PM's call to Trump.
Every sentence screams "I don't really know who I am talking to right now, so let's say something nice and vague and try to get right through it."

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.

On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people. Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.
http://www.vox.com/world/2016/11/30/...l-nawaz-sharif
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The office of Pakistan's Prime Minister published a readout of the PM's call to Trump.
Every sentence screams "I don't really know who I am talking to right now, so let's say something nice and vague and try to get right through it."



http://www.vox.com/world/2016/11/30/...l-nawaz-sharif


how the hell did we get here?!
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how the hell did we get here?!
By giving an obviously corrupt plutocrat the Democratic nomination.
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Trump may reach across the aisle and appoint a Democrat to the cabinet

Democratic Sen. Heitkamp to Talk Cabinet Post With Trump
He supposedly also reached out to Tulsi Gabbard for Secretary of State early on. At the very least, a lot will get done during his administration. Compromise is not a dirty word.
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