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Re: Trump presidency

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm UTC

Looting America First. Or LAF, he and his cronies are LAFing all the way to the bank.


So I've come to a horrific conclusion. The Media WANTS Trump to be president.

At first, I thought it was all an accident. The Media knew that 2016 was likely to be a Republican year, so they brought out Trump to have something to humiliate the eventual nominee, by constantly reminding people that no matter what Rubio or Bush III said they would always be the party of Trump. But then Trump won, and all the "look at this clown" coverage turned into obvious vitriol. The American public hates being manipulated, so they turned on the media and voted for him regardless.

I used to think that was a media fuckup, but now? No, it was planned. Reverse reverse psychology. Kansas city shuffle. The American people thought the swindle was to get them voting for Hillary, but the swindle was really to get them voting Trump.

Just look at this latest news. Every news story begins with the "shithole countries", not the racist crap. What is the point? Everyone knows that Haiti is a shithole; it wouldn't be generating refugees if it wasn't. So why focus on the non-story? Because they WANT Trump. They want to have someone to hate, all while secretly working to keep him in the presidency.

Fuck the media, and fuck Trump.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:00 pm UTC

ObsessoMom wrote:But in this case, to me, "the worst of the worst" doesn't seem like just a superlative. It implies that those countries are "the worst" to begin with, so that people with that national origin are likely to be shit produced by a shithole place. And then he says that we're getting "the worst" of those people.
I wonder whether he's a Buffy fan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzVbteZqwmU

"Kakistos."
"Kacky-trousers?"
"Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven."

The one case where I'd think a government might send the west its unwanted citizens would be if I could build a ridge up to 2km above sea level in the Atlantic hurricane basin, shape it to funnel a lot of the rain into a dam, put one end of a portal on the upstream dam wall and offer Iran a swap of the other end of the portal somewhere upstream of one of their reservoirs for all the LGBQ people. I'd have to have soem more dams and a whole country besides to actually house them, but it's a thing I'd like to do. If anyone knows how I can play From Dust and SimCity 2000 in real life, call me.

Can't imagine Trump or Pence being at all sympathetic to that idea.

Well, Trump might be if we told him they all looked like Ghoncheh Ghavami. I'd have to find a way to stop him "welcoming them personally."
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby jewish_scientist » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:30 am UTC


When I first read that headline my brain switched the words 'visit' and 'to'. I am being completely honest.

ObsessoMom wrote:Edited to capitalize the acronym DACA, because The Guardian can't seem to capitalize acronyms:

They were quoting Trump, who did not capitalize DACA correctly. Still, they should have put '[sic]' in there to make it clear that they are not the ones who messed up.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Liri » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 am UTC

jewish_scientist wrote:

When I first read that headline my brain switched the words 'visit' and 'to'. I am being completely honest.

ObsessoMom wrote:Edited to capitalize the acronym DACA, because The Guardian can't seem to capitalize acronyms:

They were quoting Trump, who did not capitalize DACA correctly. Still, they should have put '[sic]' in there to make it clear that they are not the ones who messed up.

It is standard practice in the UK to only capitalize the first letter of acronyms.
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Thesh » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:50 am UTC

Is DACA normally pronounced as a word rather than initialized? I generally get all my news from reading, and default to reading it as an initialism.
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Pfhorrest » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:18 am UTC

American news television says “dock-uh” out loud.
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:46 am UTC

Thesh, I haven't heard anyone refer to DACA as D.A.C.A.

Many of the bigoted YouTube comments I've seen lately (e.g., cheering the "shithole countries" remark) spell DACA as "Doca". I take this as evidence that bigoted YouTube posters tend not to read the news--they just hear it in video clips. WHO KNEW?????

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby idonno » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 pm UTC

I think most abbreviation that can be pronounced are pronounced. People even pronounce "SQL" as "sequel" even though it has no vowels. I would have thought it the first "A" in "DACA" was a "æ" sound though.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:48 pm UTC

Wait, who doesn't pronounce SQL as "sequel"?

While we are at it, why is "world wide web" 3 syllables and thus only 1/3 the time to say as its abbreviation "double-you double-you double-you"?

Though I think it would be fun to refer to HTML as hate-mail, just for the confusion.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby speising » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:Wait, who doesn't pronounce SQL as "sequel"?

While we are at it, why is "world wide web" 3 syllables and thus only 1/3 the time to say as its abbreviation "double-you double-you double-you"?

Though I think it would be fun to refer to HTML as hate-mail, just for the confusion.

i believe the term "world wide web" and its abbreviation were invented at CERN, where they probably spoke german or french? At least in german, it's very easy to pronounce.
Although Tim Berners-Lee is a Brit.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:39 pm UTC

idonno wrote:I think most abbreviation that can be pronounced are pronounced. People even pronounce "SQL" as "sequel" even though it has no vowels.

SCSI (one vowel, but not where it could be useful) is delightfully open to interpretation. (Be honest, you probably go for "Scuzzy" rather than "Sexy".)

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby orthogon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:00 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
idonno wrote:I think most abbreviation that can be pronounced are pronounced. People even pronounce "SQL" as "sequel" even though it has no vowels.

SCSI (one vowel, but not where it could be useful) is delightfully open to interpretation. (Be honest, you probably go for "Scuzzy" rather than "Sexy".)

That's probably for two reasons: you get as far as you can before inserting a vowel becomes necessary; and that vowel is by default a schwa.

I heard that Tim B-L was going to make it "tim" standing for "The Information Mine", and changed it to "www" in a last-minute act of modesty. It is annoying for English speakers, but you can always say "wuwuwuh" if brevity is your thing and you don't mind sounding like an 18-month-old.

Anyway, that Trump, eh? What an arse.
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Thesh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:19 pm UTC

I prefer "dub dub dub".

EDIT: Or "dubber", or "el dubberinio" if you aren't into the whole brevity thing.
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 pm UTC

Nixon, 1973: "I'm not a crook."
Trump, 2018: "I'm not a racist."

(Of course, Trump couldn't resist hammering that home with a superlative: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed."[citation needed])

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:12 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:I prefer "dub dub dub".

EDIT: Or "dubber", or "el dubberinio" if you aren't into the whole brevity thing.

"Sextuple-yoo".
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Re: Trump presidency

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:20 pm UTC

Yes, I agree with "sextuple-you".

I... can't believe I hadn't seen that before. OF COURSE everything on the internet starts with sex-you.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby idonno » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:36 pm UTC

ObsessoMom wrote:Nixon, 1973: "I'm not a crook."
Trump, 2018: "I'm not a racist."

(Of course, Trump couldn't resist hammering that home with a superlative: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed."[citation needed])

It is a little bit impressive that he has managed to avoid bragging about how good he is at being racist. People should start trying to state it in ways that causes his automatic brag reflex to kick in.



Spoilered conversation about abbreviations.
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idonno wrote:I think most abbreviation that can be pronounced are pronounced. People even pronounce "SQL" as "sequel" even though it has no vowels.

SCSI (one vowel, but not where it could be useful) is delightfully open to interpretation. (Be honest, you probably go for "Scuzzy" rather than "Sexy".)

Actually, I spell out both SQL and SCSI (although I say SQL way more often). I'd never seen that "sexy" option before. Marketing really missed out on that.
CorruptUser wrote:Wait, who doesn't pronounce SQL as "sequel"?

Almost no one but I refuse to give in.
CorruptUser wrote:Yes, I agree with "sextuple-you".

I... can't believe I hadn't seen that before. OF COURSE everything on the internet starts with sex-you.

Wow unexpected sex twice today.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 pm UTC

Apparently Trump was telling the truth when he said "that was not the language used" re: "shithole."

Some sources say the word was actually "shithouse."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-trump- ... shithouse/

Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey reported that this difference is the basis for the recent denials of Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and David Perdue, R-Georgia, that Mr. Trump used "sh*thole" to refer to the countries. Both senators were present at the meeting when the president was said by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, to have uttered the phrase.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 pm UTC

Ow, she's a shit... house
She's mighty mighty, just letting it all hang out
She's a shit... house
That lady's stacked and that's a fact

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby cyanyoshi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:25 pm UTC

ObsessoMom wrote:Nixon, 1973: "I'm not a crook."
Trump, 2018: "I'm not a racist."

(Of course, Trump couldn't resist hammering that home with a superlative: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed."[citation needed])

A silver lining is that he recognizes racism is bad, and that distancing himself from that accusation is a good idea.

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm UTC

*scribbles notes*
Racism... is... BAD

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Re: Trump presidency

Postby Liri » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:47 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:*dictates note*
Racism... is... BAD
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