Page 227 of 256

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 22nd, 2020, 6:57 pm
by bearish
So Trump, without the authority to doing so, have demanded that all houses of worship be opened immediately. That should certainly accelerate the death count.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 23rd, 2020, 1:10 am
by bearish
Evidence is gathering that churches are basically virus cluster fucks. I guess it could be worse...

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 25th, 2020, 1:00 pm
by bearish
Trump is threatening to relocate the August national convention of the Republican Party from North Carolina to a state (with a more pliant governor) that will allow a fully packed room regardless of virus considerations. Yay!

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 2:22 am
by bearish
Some good news for a change! Trump has now publically deemed anybody wearing a mask as trying to be politically correct. His vocabulary is not nearly as rich as Paul’s, so he did not call them luvvie bedwetters (or bedwetting luvvies?), but the effect on his supporters is exactly the same. So, as long as we stay away from them, they will hopefully just wipe each other out before the election.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 2:32 am
by bearish
OK, I recognize I’m about to start complaining about the lack of good water around here... But somebody should make note of the fact that after Trump posted thousands of blatant lies on Twitter, once the service put a small truthiness warning on two of his tweets, he goes berserk. Twitter obviously makes too much money channeling his fountain of venom to do the honorable thing and ban him, but it will be interesting to see if this is it.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 11:27 am
by Cuchulainn

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 1:34 pm
by bearish
He is now on record (i.e. Twitter, which is the only record he has) threatening to shut down social media. Because they are, you know, not fair!

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 3:10 pm
by Paul
Not the real Star Trek!

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 27th, 2020, 6:45 pm
by Cuchulainn
Not the real Star Trek!
I agree. But not as we know it.  I miss the 60s.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 3:55 pm
by bearish
Let's see how long this forum can sustain Trump's onslaught on social media. I'm pretty sure he can shut it down because it's (mostly) in English, which is his language. And without ppauper it is biased against him.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 8:29 pm
by Cuchulainn
Evidence is gathering that churches are basically virus cluster fucks. I guess it could be worse...
Fire and brimstone?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 8:53 pm
by bearish
It would just be so cool if Twitter fought back and banned Trump. He would literally be left without a voice of his own, having to rely on Fox News, Breitbart and talk radio to channel his lies, conspiracy theories and hate speech. But I'm daydreaming...

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 11:29 pm
by katastrofa
Slavoj Žižek: "In sex as well as in politics, we take refuge in catastrophic scenarios in order to avoid the actual deadlock." - is he referring to how desperate a woman must be to go to bed with him?
Image
and Steven Pinker's enlightened brainsnots...

I'm with Trump on this one. Nuke it from the orbit.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 29th, 2020, 12:52 am
by bearish
Can you clarify what you mean with “I’m with Trump on this one”?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: May 29th, 2020, 7:59 am
by Cuchulainn
Or use acetylene torches?

The construction of Trump Tower may have been Donald Trump’s greatest achievement, but it was a disaster for the city’s artistic legacy.
To build his skyscraper, Trump first had to knock down the Bonwit Teller building, a luxurious limestone building erected in 1929. The face of the building featured two huge Art Deco friezes that the Metropolitan Museum of Art wanted to preserve. The museum asked Trump to save the sculptures and donate them, and the mogul agreed—as long as the cost of doing so wasn’t too high.
But then, according to journalist Harry Hurt III in his book Lost Tycoon, Trump discovered that taking out the sculptures would delay demolition by two weeks. He wasn’t willing to wait. “On his orders, the demolition workers cut up the grillwork with acetylene torches,” Hurt wrote. “Then they jackhammered the friezes, dislodged them with crowbars, and pushed the remains inside the building, where they fell to the floor and shattered in a million pieces.”