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Old 02-24-2017, 01:02 PM   #761
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I think Bono's meeting with Mike Pence was a gamble in the sense that he's betting 1) that Pence may be at least half sane and may therefore (theoretically at least) be persuaded by reasonable argument and facts; and that 2) Pence may soon be the president. I think people should take that meeting for what it was: an acknowledgement by Bono that Pence may yet be useful.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:29 PM   #762
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dictator alert:

White House Blocks CNN, NY Times, Politico, Others From Press Briefing | Variety
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:35 PM   #763
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The other media organizations need to boycott as well.

CNN and the others would be back the next day, guaranteed.
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this is well done:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/...lags-for-trump
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:37 PM   #765
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Fake news, only the left shut down discussion.

Iron horse told us this, and he would have never voted for this kind of thing.
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Associated Press and Time Magazine boycotted.

Time for the others to grow a pair.
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:03 PM   #767
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Remember when President Obama's White House tried a similar thing with Fox News. The rest of news organizations protested. The White House relented. The Press needs to stand together on this.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:04 PM   #768
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Starting watching Ken Burns' The Civil War, which was just added to Netflix. Seems appropriate viewing these days.
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Nice statement by the directors nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.
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I've started to not read Trumps Twitter anymore and generally avoid all news about him. It's not doing my blood pressure or anxiety any good, can't take a constant 4 years of it!
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I've started to not read Trumps Twitter anymore and generally avoid all news about him. It's not doing my blood pressure or anxiety any good, can't take a constant 4 years of it!


People always tell me off for "ignoring" him. All campaign. All election. As though it's the equivalent to acceptance of the new norm, or appeasement.

You're appeasing him when you engage. And, yeah, it's frustrating doing so.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:45 PM   #772
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Read thread. Then buy a book from them.

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Old 02-25-2017, 04:47 PM   #773
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I prefer to take my Orange Douchebag news through reading rather than television. That way I can stop in an instant. Television is too nausea-inducing these days.
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I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!


Hahaha! Snowflake!
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Imagine you are a member of the United States military deployed on the front lines confronting ISIS or other terrorist threats. Suddenly you get a desperate phone call from home — Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested your family and they’re facing deportation.

Think it can’t happen? Think again. Think Trump.

The Trump administration’s draconian and hastily drafted immigration orders rescind a key protection for military families so that now even military spouses and children can be rounded up and deported. This will weaken our armed forces. It will harm thousands of military families. And it’s wrong.
Trump order drops protection for families of deployed military - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Republican party: The first to say "Our troops!", the last to actually care.
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“He used to be the one leaking!” Ms. Stasi pointed out on Friday from her office at The Daily News, where she is a columnist. “He was leaking about himself. He would call up with fake accents and pretend it wasn’t him. He would tell us 100 times: ‘Now listen, I’m going to tell you something, but it didn’t come from me.’”
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Linda Stasi, who chronicled Mr. Trump’s up-and-down marriage to Marla Maples in the 1990s for two New York papers, said she could have predicted the presidential agita. “He would plant stories and he would get mad if they didn’t come out exactly as he wanted,” she recalled of earlier dealings with Mr. Trump. “It never occurred to him that he couldn’t control everything.”

Now, Ms. Stasi said, “he is shocked that he is not in control of the press.”
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I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!


Hahaha! Snowflake!
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snowflake indeed. there are rumours (heard on reddit, so take that however you will) that alec baldwin may be invited to perform in character, in lieu of the guest of "honour".
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snowflake indeed. there are rumours (heard on reddit, so take that however you will) that alec baldwin may be invited to perform in character, in lieu of the guest of "honour".
Oh I hope that happens.
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snowflake indeed. there are rumours (heard on reddit, so take that however you will) that alec baldwin may be invited to perform in character, in lieu of the guest of "honour".
Was there actually a rumor? It seems like they were just wishing it would happen over on Reddit.
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