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Old 6th Aug 2019, 23:35
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Is this West Coast in surfer outfit?

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Old 7th Aug 2019, 00:34
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Ha, good recovery PIF.
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 07:47
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Thought I’d post this because of all the claims and outrage in the press about Trump and the right being the only ones inciting violence. Nothing like Hollywood liberals to take careful aim and shoot themselves in the foot.....

https://www.theepochtimes.com/movie-...r_3033214.html

Movie Showing Elites Hunting Down Trump Supporters Slated to Hit Theaters in September

A movie showing liberals stalking supporters of President Donald Trump is slated to be released in September but has lost an advertisement on ESPN in the wake of two mass shootings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4.

The movie, “The Hunt,” from Universal Pictures, shows people hunting down “deplorables,” a term failed presidential contender Hillary Clinton used to describe supporters of Trump during the 2016 campaign. “Did anyone see what our [expletive]-in-chief just did?” one character asks others early in the movie, reported the Hollywood Reporter. “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”

According to the Reporter, the movie’s script features blue-state characters choosing to hunt red-state characters who expressed pro-life positions or were deemed racist.

One executive who passed on the script told the outlet that he didn’t even read it, adding: “The idea seemed crazy.”

“Employees in different departments were questioning the wisdom of making such a movie in these times,” added a filmmaker with ties to Universal. “In light of the horrific [recent shootings], is this not the most craven, irresponsible, dangerous exploitation?”

Executives have tried billing the film as satire, though it’s unclear what’s satirical about it. A search for interviews from anyone involved with the film didn’t turn up anything.

An inside source told the Reporter that Universal is trying to decide what to do in the wake of the mass shootings. Some executives want to support Blum, one of Universal’s top producers, and Zobel, and view the project as satire. But plans could change “if people think we’re being exploitative rather than opinionated,” the source added.






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Old 9th Aug 2019, 06:40
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https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/0...-paso-shooter/

The inconvenient truth about the El Paso shooter

Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country… creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over-harvesting resources… the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable’?

The answer, if media reports are accurate, is Patrick Crusius, the man accused of the El Paso massacre. The words appeared in his testament, entitled (in homage to Al Gore?) The Inconvenient Truth, which he seems to have put online before decreasing the number of people in America by 22.

Who said, on Twitter, ‘I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding’? Connor Betts, the man accused of shooting nine people, including his sister, in Dayton, Ohio.

This week’s reporting of the two atrocities has painted Crusius as a white supremacist. This does not seem to be accurate. In his manifesto, he is against ethnic mingling and mass immigration, but his view that immigrants should be killed is based not on racial superiority theory, but on his sense that too many people pollute the environment of America.

He despairs of persuading his fellow Americans to change their consumerist lifestyles, so he decides to attack the ‘invaders’ instead. As for Betts, the self-styled ‘leftist’, coverage has tended to slide past his political views. It is seriously bad that both cases have been so partially reported. If we are to work out the motivations of unhappy/trigger-happy young men such as these, shouldn’t we carefully expose all the preposterous justifications they make for their evil acts?

Some of them — mostly to do with race — come from the right. Some — mostly to do with saving the planet from human beings — come from the left. Betts sounds like a potential Bernie Sanders recruit. Crusius seems closer to Extinction Rebellion than to Donald Trump.

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Old 9th Aug 2019, 14:16
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Have a Fun Vacation Donald!

Back to political reality, rather than theory of the state of mind of the shooters and how they got to where they did.

Now is the summer (vacation) of the president’s discontent.

As Donald Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he’s confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the country questioned, he’s being tested by an escalating trade war with China that may slow the economy, rising tensions with both Iran and North Korea and, in the aftermath of the latest mass shootings, pressure to act on guns and face accusations of his own role in fostering an environment of hate.

The dark clouds are converging as the president’s bid for a second term takes on new urgency. Trump exudes confidence but as the two dozen Democrats eager to take his job sharpen their attacks, the White House — or, for the next 10 days, the clubhouse in Bedminster, New Jersey — will have to mount a multifront effort rooted in maintaining his base rather than trying to expand it. “There are often presidents facing reelection who face an onslaught,” said Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian at Rice University. “Those are the times when you need to heal the nation’s wounds or make your case for a real change. But Trump long ago decided that he was going to try to be a president who divided and conquered to intimidate friend and foe alike.”

Unlike other embattled incumbents at this point in their terms, Trump does not face a serious primary challenge. His vise-like grip on the Republican Party has warded off insurgencies like Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Gerald Ford in 1976 or Pat Buchanan’s to George H.W. Bush in 1992, allowing him to focus solely on his foes across the aisle. Trump has long bristled at the term “vacation” and is expected to hold a handful of official events and trips while settled in New Jersey’s horse country. But aides say his attention will be focused on golf, cable news and Twitter. They often worry about the scattershot outbursts — such as his “fire and fury” to North Korea in 2017 — that can emerge when Trump escapes Washington and has more access to his friends and less to his staff.
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 14:58
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Adopted parents shot dead, Ohh I know let's have a Presidential photoshoot with the baby, good for my publicity and shows I am caring.... Or Not

Sometimes some people just deserve a good %*£*($&"*

Using a surviving baby to promote your own self is bad enough, but then to pose grinning and smiling with a thumbs up when two innocent parents are hardly cold is a tragedy he will probably never understand.

www.unilad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/thumbs_up_.jpg

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/news-...cid=spartandhp
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 15:38
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Adopted parents shot dead, Ohh I know let's have a Presidential photoshoot with the baby, good for my publicity and shows I am caring.... Or Not

Sometimes some people just deserve a good %*£*($&"*

Using a surviving baby to promote your own self is bad enough, but then to pose grinning and smiling with a thumbs up when two innocent parents are hardly cold is a tragedy he will probably never understand.

www.unilad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/thumbs_up_.jpg

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/news-...cid=spartandhp

At least the baby seems to have had the sense to turn its head away from the buffoon.
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 16:03
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Tump's Winning 2020 Campaign For Openers

Should give everyone a picture of the depths of ethics and integrity within the White House starting with the top dog...

Illinois Republicans Warn Trump Against Commuting Prison Sentence
All five GOP members of the state’s congressional delegation issued a joint statement on Thursday night urging Trump not to go through with his desire to commute the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D).

“It’s important that we take a strong stand against pay-to-play politics, especially in Illinois where four of our last eight Governors have gone to federal prison for public corruption,” said Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis and Mike Bost. “Commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, who has a clear and documented record of egregious corruption, sets a dangerous precedent and goes against the trust voters place in elected officials.”

In the Land of Lincoln, they’re not alone. Local Republicans are disturbed that Trump would set free a disgraced Democrat – who, not coincidentally, was a contestant on his reality television show – after serving only half of his prison sentence. Blago, as friend and foe alike called him when he was the state’s chief executive from 2003 through 2009, became the personification of the swampiness and seediness that Trump promised he’d fight against in 2016.

Blagojevich, who as a former prosecutor knew the laws he was breaking, was convicted of 17 counts of wire fraud, attempted extortion, soliciting bribes and conspiracy in 2011. He was impeached by the state House and then removed from office on a unanimous vote by the state senate in 2009. He was run out of the state capitol in Springfield with an approval rating of 8 percent.

Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell to the highest bidder the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Barack Obama became president. The president decided this week that he would commute the sentence, according to two people with knowledge of the talks. … Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser who has internally championed pardons and commutations, had suggested Mr. Blagojevich be pardoned, according to one administration official. … Mr. Kushner said it would appeal to Democrats.” Kushner, has been passionate about criminal justice since his father, Charles, a wealthy real-estate developer, served 14 months in prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 08:49
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Crusius seems closer to Extinction Rebellion than to Donald Trump.
Nonsense. He is closer to a typical Fox News personality than anything else:


How Fox News pushed the white supremacist “great replacement” theory
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 10:28
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Tens of thousands illegally cross into the US over the Mexico/US border every MONTH and that's not an invasion ? The data only shows the ones caught. The first graph is titled, “CBP Southwest Border Total Apprehensions/Inadmissibles

Who is behind this organized activity ? It's too well organized to just be organic:


https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration

"an unwelcome intrusion into another's domain."

"an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity."


https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=invasion

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 11:29
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Anyone take in the democratic socialist forum this week? Chuks, TD, PIF, any of you delegates at the get together?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bHRxu3XrsHg

From about the 5:00 min mark on is where the snowflakes come out.
I listened to 2 minutes from 5.00 onwards and then wondered was this a Hollyweird parody, then realised evern too weird for that.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 14:36
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Originally Posted by Turbine D View Post
Should give everyone a picture of the depths of ethics and integrity within the White House starting with the top dog...

Illinois Republicans Warn Trump Against Commuting Prison Sentence
All five GOP members of the state’s congressional delegation issued a joint statement on Thursday night urging Trump not to go through with his desire to commute the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D).

“It’s important that we take a strong stand against pay-to-play politics, especially in Illinois where four of our last eight Governors have gone to federal prison for public corruption,” said Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis and Mike Bost. “Commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, who has a clear and documented record of egregious corruption, sets a dangerous precedent and goes against the trust voters place in elected officials.”

In the Land of Lincoln, they’re not alone. Local Republicans are disturbed that Trump would set free a disgraced Democrat – who, not coincidentally, was a contestant on his reality television show – after serving only half of his prison sentence. Blago, as friend and foe alike called him when he was the state’s chief executive from 2003 through 2009, became the personification of the swampiness and seediness that Trump promised he’d fight against in 2016.

Blagojevich, who as a former prosecutor knew the laws he was breaking, was convicted of 17 counts of wire fraud, attempted extortion, soliciting bribes and conspiracy in 2011. He was impeached by the state House and then removed from office on a unanimous vote by the state senate in 2009. He was run out of the state capitol in Springfield with an approval rating of 8 percent.

Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell to the highest bidder the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Barack Obama became president. The president decided this week that he would commute the sentence, according to two people with knowledge of the talks. … Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser who has internally championed pardons and commutations, had suggested Mr. Blagojevich be pardoned, according to one administration official. … Mr. Kushner said it would appeal to Democrats.” Kushner, has been passionate about criminal justice since his father, Charles, a wealthy real-estate developer, served 14 months in prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions.
Let Blago rot in prison till his sentence is complete.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 21:00
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Let Blago rot in prison till his sentence is complete.
At least he has some Illinois friends there. Blago isn't unique :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...cted_of_crimes


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Tens of thousands illegally cross into the US over the Mexico/US border every MONTH and that's not an invasion ? The data only shows the ones caught. The first graph is titled, “CBP Southwest Border Total Apprehensions/Inadmissibles
I do find that rather Ironic considering the whole country is built upon illegals entering the country and taking the land from the indigenous peoples. Considering the families being deported often include their children born in the USA, it is a rather strange state of affairs for children of those earlier illegals to be calling the kettle black..
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I do find that rather Ironic considering the whole country is built upon illegals entering the country and taking the land from the indigenous peoples. Considering the families being deported often include their children born in the USA, it is a rather strange state of affairs for children of those earlier illegals to be calling the kettle black..
No problem, Trumpolini will now buy Greenland and place all illegal immigrants there and make them work the mines. Expect a golf course to be built.
This is on par with his Brazilian clone claiming Norway kills whales and pump up oil at the North Pole.
Who the hell vote for this morons?
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 22:17
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WC, Obg and all the other Trumpets how do you defend this:

President Donald Trump claimed to laughter on Wednesday that he sought to give himself a Medal of Honor, but decided not to after being counseled against the move by aides.
I know you are outraged. He should have to by his metals on EBay like other Trumpets do.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 23:37
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WC, Obg and all the other Trumpets how do you defend this:



I know you are outraged. He should have to by his metals on EBay like other Trumpets do.

How gullible are you? I’d have paid to see the look on your face upon first hearing of the Underground Railroad.

I have a bridge for sale as well. Let me know if you’re interested.
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 05:29
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How gullible are you? I’d have paid to see the look on your face upon first hearing of the Underground Railroad.

I have a bridge for sale as well. Let me know if you’re interested.
Did he not say it?
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 06:31
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Did he not say it?

His comment was received by the crowd in the way it was intended, as a light moment. There was laughter from those attending. Then it hit the press and then straight to the gullible sheep like yourself.
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