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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 1:18 am
by Cuchulainn
There's no accounting for taste. I'd like to hear trackstar's vote: AOC or:

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK5N2LavUZQ

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 1:25 am
by Cuchulainn
You mean, it's a wig?
Kind of:
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That must cost an arm and a leg (I'm Dutch).

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 1:37 am
by trackstar
There's no accounting for taste. I'd like to hear trackstar's vote: AOC or:

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Thanks, Alan.  Mulling it over. :D

What comes immediately to mind is ppauper, actually, and the photo he liked to post whenever writing about AOC, e.g.,:

ppauper: 
the "democratic socialists" are fighting amongst themselves.
Sandy Ocasio wants to tax the rich at 70%
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Politics aside, that always made me laugh.  

Girls just want to have fun!?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 3:07 am
by katastrofa
You mean, it's a wig?
Kind of:
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That must cost an arm and a leg (I'm Dutch).
Probably more expensive than my Viking fake nails... The loops need to be re-fitted regularly as the natural hair grows. I once sat at my hairdresser's when they refitted some model's hair extensions. She showed me a photo of herself (apparently she was hiding behind a wall of makeup in that photo) in a glossy magazine proudly saying that the hair was done especially for that advertisement. I suspect that she spent on it more than she earned for that job.
Besides, it's stupid. Putting extra strain on the hair and the root damages them eventually and can lead to alopecia, but if hair is her tickets to career...

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 4:52 am
by Alan
Thanks, Alan.  Mulling it over. :D

What comes immediately to mind is ppauper, actually, and the photo he liked to post whenever writing about AOC, e.g.,:

ppauper: 
the "democratic socialists" are fighting amongst themselves.
Sandy Ocasio wants to tax the rich at 70%
Image

**

Politics aside, that always made me laugh.  

Girls just want to have fun!?
That's a good one of AOC. To my mind: cute and pretty. On the other hand, Hope Hicks: drop-dead gorgeous, IMHO. 

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 10:19 am
by tw
There is indeed no accounting for taste. Not being in the US, when AOC was first elected I checked out a couple of interviews online.
See sounded really articulate, passionate, funny, warm with a surprising lack of bitterness that one might have associated
with a radical outlook.

The republicans, by contrast, have that Stepford Wife feel to them.  Ivanka Trump's has that relentless on-message monotone 
that one suspects is the same selling real estate as talking about people dying in an opioid crisis. One can see the interviewers eyes glaze 
over.

I know nothing about Hope Hicks. I would speculate on more of the latter.
There's no accounting for taste. I'd like to hear trackstar's vote: AOC or:

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 7:23 pm
by katastrofa
[...]

The republicans, by contrast, have that Stepford Wife feel to them.  Ivanka Trump's has that relentless on-message monotone 
that one suspects is the same selling real estate as talking about people dying in an opioid crisis.
That's because mostly white middle-class Americans die from opioids.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 9:06 pm
by bearish

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 9:23 pm
by Paul
“Middle class” is used slightly differently in UK and US.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 10:12 pm
by bearish
Wikipedia may not be the definite source, but they claim that "Members of the established middle class, about 25% of British society, reported high economic capital, high status of mean social contacts, and both high highbrow and high emerging cultural capital." 

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 10:14 pm
by katastrofa

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 19th, 2020, 1:53 am
by bearish
So, Trump pardoned some criminals and commuted sentences for others today. The theme? They had been sentenced for corruption, tax fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud and bribery. Because, well, along with lying to Congress and the FBI, those aren't real crimes. I do them all the time, so it must be OK.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 19th, 2020, 9:41 am
by tw
So, Trump pardoned some criminals and commuted sentences for others today. The theme? They had been sentenced for corruption, tax fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud and bribery. Because, well, along with lying to Congress and the FBI, those aren't real crimes. I do them all the time, so it must be OK.
Michael Milken out of the slammer I see.

I always forget, was he the inspiration for Gordon Gekko? Or Boesky?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 19th, 2020, 12:04 pm
by bearish
So, Trump pardoned some criminals and commuted sentences for others today. The theme? They had been sentenced for corruption, tax fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud and bribery. Because, well, along with lying to Congress and the FBI, those aren't real crimes. I do them all the time, so it must be OK.
Michael Milken out of the slammer I see.

I always forget, was he the inspiration for Gordon Gekko? Or Boesky?
If memory serves me right, he was released in 1991 or 1992. He has led a rather exemplary life since, including donating massive amounts to medical research, and his pardoning would by itself probably not cause a ton of outrage. one might even argue that he is tainted by being included in a Trump mass pardon.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: February 22nd, 2020, 2:26 am
by bearish
Predictably, the US intelligence community has informed Congress that Russia is currently working to get Trump re-elected and (closely correlated) have Sanders made the Democratic front runner. They have a very simple goal: destroy the US. Like Trump. And, if there was any question what Trump is trying to do, just check out his choice for (interim, because then nobody has to approve it) director of national intelligence. Just somebody with exactly zero intelligence experience, as well as holding down a couple of other jobs that he will continue to do. Like, being the most offensive ambassador to Germany ever. Don't mention the war!