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07-19-2017 , 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JiggyMac
Apparently the reports of you having a sense of humor have been greatly exaggerated. And I had such hope. Ah well.
IDK, man... try being funny.
07-19-2017 , 11:36 AM

*Not to be taken literally, of course.


Don the Con milking it along.
07-19-2017 , 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 57 On Red
Oh crikey. What's the right attitude to David Foster Wallace? I'm worried now. Admittedly I was quoted on the cover of the first paperback edition of Infinite Jest, but it was a long time ago and I can't remember what I said.
The zeitgeist on Wallace is extremely complicated right now, which is I think what he'd want. It seems that it is both cool to make fun of people who like him but also the correct opinion about him is that he's good and you should like him.
07-19-2017 , 01:14 PM
new study came out that revealed 1 out of every 3 trump haters are just are stupid as the other 2
07-19-2017 , 01:31 PM
The conned need to protect the con or else they have to acknowledge they were conned and dupes and marks. Tough spot your in. Shame there are so many of you on a gambling site. Think some of you needed to read the Zoo more.
07-19-2017 , 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyWf
wil earlier claimed to know who David Brooks is.
No I didn't, I said I'd mush him.

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Originally Posted by Trolly McTrollson
Wil, David Brooks is an upper-class twit who's trying to imagine what life is like for people like you who grew up poor/middle class. He thinks you're too clueless to use words like "pomodoro," and this is holding you back. Somehow your violent impulses toward women made you not get that you're being clowned on.
My food knowledge is high. I'm eating flamin hot Cheetos as we speak.

So, is lunch meat racist or not?
07-19-2017 , 01:56 PM
Tissues available, I hope, for sad grandma banners.
07-19-2017 , 01:56 PM
Actually I take that back. I think I recognize his face, not his name. He was on Real Time quite a few times, right?

I don't watch Bill Maher anymore, either. A shame, that used to be my favorite show. I guess my hatred of the left is too strong.
07-19-2017 , 02:04 PM
DOJ expands asset forfeiture program, by which the government can take your **** simply by accusing you of a crime

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The practice has been criticized because it allows law enforcement to take possessions — such as cars and money — without indictments or evidence a crime has been committed.
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CBS News' Paula Reid reports that 24 states have passed laws limiting the practice, but local law enforcement can get around those restrictions by giving seized assets to the federal government instead of returning them to their owners. This practice is called "adoption" and it's been used to seize almost $1 billion in assets over the last decade.
Bonus quote of Donald Trump speaking really, really intelligently on the subject:

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"So asset forfeiture, we're gonna go back on. I mean how simple can anything be. You all agree with that I think? I mean do you even understand the other side on that?" Mr. Trump said at White House roundtable event.
07-19-2017 , 02:13 PM
man goofy and the rest of the left can't stand trumps language

how shallow and inane can you get lol
07-19-2017 , 02:21 PM
Language? You lie, and lie, and lie some more.

Donald Trump legitimately does not understand how asset forfeiture works, and that should terrify you, because he just told Jeff Sessions to take more of everyone's ****. Are you even American? Does this affect you?
07-19-2017 , 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyWf
The zeitgeist on Wallace is extremely complicated right now, which is I think what he'd want. It seems that it is both cool to make fun of people who like him but also the correct opinion about him is that he's good and you should like him.
Looking around, I found this quite interesting -- the idea that he was a 'sweet guy' or even a 'secular saint', which is obviously deluded.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...-secular-saint

When I had to review Infinite Jest, the author bio on the jacket flap, which said practically nothing about him except that he 'was once placed on suicide watch,' bothered me. (The jacket bio is usually written by the author in original-language editions.) You will know how JD Salinger, and many of his readers, sentimentalised the character Seymour Glass, who shot himself in the story 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish,' having only just decided not to shoot his wife.

Wallace was very talented, but his best-known novel is an absurdly extended stylistic homage to Thomas Pynchon -- the very title tells you that's it meant to be 'beyond a joke', it's nothing to do with what Hamlet meant. And Wallace was seriously ill -- Major Depressive Disorder is not an amusing quirk, and he was never able to find effective medication -- and hanging yourself, when you know that your wife will be the one to find the body, is quite aggressive. And people just shouldn't sentimentalise that kind of thing.

That said, Infinite Jest is a clever Pynchon-voiced fictional spin on Neil Postman's non-fiction book Amusing Ourselves To Death, and it remains notable on that account.

I don't think I'd ever make the cut into the American middle class, though. I've got a half-decent Anderson & Sheppard suit and I can witter about Chateau Chasse-Spleen and Leoville-Barton, but I just don't own, think or do enough of the 'right things.'

Last edited by 57 On Red; 07-19-2017 at 02:41 PM.
07-19-2017 , 02:37 PM
Asset forfeiture being an enormous abuse of government power and a violation of due process rights seems like the kind of thing everyone should be able to agree on, at least in many cases.
07-19-2017 , 02:40 PM
Trump yesterday, as Senate healthcare bill dies: "Let Obamacare fail"

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Were not going to own it. Im not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. Well let Obamacare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us.
Personal responsibility!

Trump today: Senators, don't leave town until you do this ****

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After watching the Senate GOP's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare flail and then flop, a seemingly frustrated President Donald Trump told Republican senators they "shouldn't leave town" until they "hammer" out a health care plan for him to sign.
Hey guys, forget what I said yesterday - come up with a plan, NOW!

in b4 more incoherent claims of language being the problem here, rather than outright idiocy
07-19-2017 , 02:40 PM
I called it a classic authoritarian fear action plus they get profit from it.
07-19-2017 , 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JiggyMac
This was the question:

Q23 Do you believe that Donald Trump Jr. had a
meeting with a Russian lawyer about information that might be harmful to Hillary Clinton, or not?


And considering there was no information harmful to Hillary released in that meeting, you can understand why most people SHOULD say no. The question is terribly worded. Anyone can make any poll say anything. What a crock.
Ugh. I hate to admit this but he has some point here. I can definitely see how someone (supportive of Trump, of course) could twist themselves into answering "no" here because "the information didn't exist".
07-19-2017 , 03:01 PM
There are so many shook liberals living on tilt that it is hard to tell what is real and what is fake. A bunch of liberals destroying property, burning US flags and attacking a large group of people isn't that uncommon these days.
07-19-2017 , 03:19 PM
Lol
07-19-2017 , 03:22 PM
Remember when everyone thought TRUMP was gonna take care of Syria for that chemical weapons ****?

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Just three months ago, after the United States accused Assad of using chemical weapons, Trump launched retaliatory airstrikes against a Syrian air base. At the time, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, said that in no way do we see peace in that area with Assad at the head of the Syrian government.
Trump acquiesces to Moscow, ends arming of anti-Assad rebels

lol
07-19-2017 , 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 5ive
So f**kface over here had the ~25 English words he knows at his disposal to form infinitely many different replies and he chose this as his rebuttal:





I can only surmise you're actually jealous that I said DoNot is the dumbest f**k this forum has ever seen.
FYP.

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Originally Posted by Max Cut
So Trump had a second meeting with Putin at G20, lasting about 60 minutes. Didn't bring a US interpreter; just had Putin's (in breach of US security protocol).

so much winning we could build a wall with winning
But is winning transparent? Drug bags, after all.

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Originally Posted by BitchiBee
wow trump takes a year to do something

while obama take 8 years to do nothing

oh well, lets hate on trump cause im a leftish who hates trump for his language
Obama: "I will not do thing X."
*Obama does not do thing X.*
Trump: "I will DO THING X IMMEDIATELY"
*Trump does not do thing X.*
BitchiBee: "You liberals hate him for his language.

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Originally Posted by BitchiBee
self owns itself
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Originally Posted by goofyballer
lol
Hahahaha so good.

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Originally Posted by JiggyMac
There was no option to say "I do not accept the premise of your question". Therefore Yes and No are equally valid responses.

Maybe they should have asked when Don Jr. had stopped beating his wife too...
Good job proving that your making a valid point about this earlier was purely accidental.

Last edited by TiltedDonkey; 07-19-2017 at 03:49 PM.
07-19-2017 , 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by goofyballer
Remember when everyone thought TRUMP was gonna take care of Syria for that chemical weapons ****?



Trump acquiesces to Moscow, ends arming of anti-Assad rebels

lol
You really are an ignoramus aren't you goofy. Trump stopped Assad using chemical weapons. That was his sole intention and it succeeded.
07-19-2017 , 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by goofyballer
Remember when everyone thought TRUMP was gonna take care of Syria for that chemical weapons ****?



Trump acquiesces to Moscow, ends arming of anti-Assad rebels

lol
Link and run I see. Did you read the article:

First: should we arm the rebels? I think the jury is out. Are you pro-regime change? Removing Saddam, Qaddafi, and Mubarak didn't quite work out so well.

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The move to end the secret program to arm the anti-Assad rebels was not a condition of the cease-fire negotiations, which were already well underway, said U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the secret program.
Looks like we were already doing this.


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The decision will not affect a separate Pentagon-led effort to work with U.S.-backed Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State. And the CIA-backed rebels were part of the larger moderate opposition.
Looks like we're going to keep working with them. Isn't this avoiding the ISIS problem we had (which, some of the Syrian rebels ARE ISIS). We armed the Iraqis and when Obama let that fall apart, ISIS took the weapons we supplied. Maybe we stop putting arms in the hands of people who can't control them.

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“It’s probably a nod to reality,” said Ilan Goldenberg, a former Obama administration official and director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.
Cut our losses. Yes, if you use chemical weapons, we will smack you down. But hitting you with Tomhawks is different than giving loosely affiliated jihadis access to Anti-Aircraft missiles.

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Some U.S. officials and their allies in the region urged President Barack Obama to respond by providing the rebels with advanced anti*aircraft weapons so they could better defend themselves. But Obama balked, citing concerns about the United States getting pulled into a conflict with Russia.
BINGO!

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U.S. officials said the decision had the backing of Jordan, where some of the rebels were trained, and appeared to be part of a larger Trump administration strategy to focus on negotiating limited cease-fire deals with the Russians.
Seems like Trump has influence on the world stage. ****, that's gonna hurt the Lefist narrative. ****ity **** ****!


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One big potential risk of shutting down the CIA program is that the United States may lose its ability to block other countries, such as Turkey and Persian Gulf allies, from funneling more sophisticated weapons — including man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS — to anti-Assad rebels, including more radical groups.
And then what? Arm the rebels in Turkey? How about stop arming people? I thought the Left was for weapons control? This just sounds like a boogeyman.

Last edited by JiggyMac; 07-19-2017 at 03:52 PM.
07-19-2017 , 03:50 PM
hahahahaha

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Originally Posted by well named
Asset forfeiture being an enormous abuse of government power and a violation of due process rights seems like the kind of thing everyone should be able to agree on, at least in many cases.
This.

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Originally Posted by bahbahmickey
There are so many shook liberals living on tilt that it is hard to tell what is real and what is fake. A bunch of liberals destroying property, burning US flags and attacking a large group of people isn't that uncommon these days.
You seem like a prime candidate for accidentally shooting yourself.

      
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