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Old 01-02-2018, 09:32 PM   #441
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Think I'm gonna take off work to live tweet the Fake News Awards, it's gonna be the funniest event of the year
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i'm fairly convinced that he doesn't know the difference between palestine and pakistan.
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i'm fairly convinced that he doesn't know the difference between palestine and pakistan.
Certainly looks like that.
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real talk...i almost posted "pakestine and palestan". but even when i'm this stoned i know the difference enough to correct it before i hit "post reply". what's his excuse
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real talk...i almost posted "pakestine and palestan". but even when i'm this stoned i know the difference enough to correct it before i hit "post reply". what's his excuse
He's got better stuff?
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According to my 10th grade history text book, Reagan didn’t know that South America was multiple countries prior to visiting the continent. And people gave W all sorts of shit for not being able to distinguish between the leaders of countries ending in -stan that had formerly been part of the Soviet Union. At least the Republican party is consistent (and the party of willful attempts at gutting public education) on not understanding basic geography.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:29 AM   #448
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According to my 10th grade history text book, Reagan didn’t know that South America was multiple countries prior to visiting the continent. And people gave W all sorts of shit for not being able to distinguish between the leaders of countries ending in -stan that had formerly been part of the Soviet Union. At least the Republican party is consistent (and the party of willful attempts at gutting public education) on not understanding basic geography.


They really need to get better people writing 10th grade history books.

What Reagan was referring to was the individual character of each country, and how that diversity struck him on his first visit there. Though his comment was perhaps inartfully phrased, it’s clear what he’s talking about in context. Even his liberal biographers like Brands dismiss the notion that he thought South America was one country.

I’ve heard people make similar comments on visiting the US for the first time (ie how different the states are).
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Trump actually said that his nuclear button is bigger and more powerful than KJU's. That his actually works. I hope Melania never has to get near it.
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“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

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“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in*a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire,*with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.

Bannon added: “You never see it, you never know it, because you don’t need to … But that’s the brain trust that they had.”
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Bannon on Russia probe: “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner. “

More Bannon: "It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me."
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You mean the Trump and Kushner empires are complicit in foreign, mostly Russian money laundering, and have been for decades, and it's fucking obvious to anyone with a shred of a clue?

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That Bannon shit is huge.

It makes a sort of "logical ultimatum" on the Trump/Bannon type people. There is now a conceivable majority.
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That Bannon shit is huge.

It makes a sort of "logical ultimatum" on the Trump/Bannon type people. There is now a conceivable majority.


I want to get excited, but it’s Bannon so I’m hesitant.

He’s still been somewhat of a supporter of Trump till now. Is this his grudge surfacing or is this manipulation?

Out of all his team, Bannon’s been the only one I fear. The rest are dumb and wear it on their face, but Bannon’s a snake.
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Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That was a substantial victory. As for the looming defeat itself, she shrugged it off: It was Reince Priebus’s fault, not hers.

She had spent a good part of the day calling friends and allies in the political world and blaming Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Now she briefed some of the television producers and anchors whom she had been carefully courting since joining the Trump campaign — and with whom she had been actively interviewing in the last few weeks, hoping to land a permanent on-air job after the election.

Even though the numbers in a few key states had appeared to be changing to Trump’s advantage, neither Conway nor Trump himself nor his son-in-law, Jared *Kushner — the effective head of the campaign — *wavered in their certainty: Their unexpected adventure would soon be over. Not only would Trump not be president, almost everyone in the campaign agreed, he should probably not be. Conveniently, the former conviction meant nobody had to deal with the latter issue.

As the campaign came to an end, Trump himself was sanguine. His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win. “I can be the most famous man in the world,” he had told his aide Sam Nunberg at the outset of the race. His longtime friend Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, liked to say that if you want a career in television, first run for president. Now Trump, encouraged by Ailes, was floating rumors about a Trump network. It was a great future. He would come out of this campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities.

“This is bigger than I ever dreamed of,” he told Ailes a week before the election. “I don’t think about losing, because it isn’t losing. We’ve totally won.”

Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his own business deals and real-estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears—and not of joy.

There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon’s not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump. But still to come was the final transformation: Suddenly, Donald Trump became a man who believed that he deserved to be, and was wholly capable of being, the president of the United States.
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Ailes, a veteran of the Nixon, Reagan, and Bush 41 administrations, tried to impress on Trump the need to create a White House structure that could serve and protect him. “You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” he told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.” Ailes had a suggestion: John Boehner, who had stepped down as Speaker of the House only a year earlier.

“Who’s that?” asked Trump.
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Trump responds to Bannon:

https://twitter.com/steveholland1/st...18955966570496
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