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Bishops Finger
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Well, I suppose it's the thought that counts...

...but are there are no liberal (or even liberal-ish) Republicans?

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There's another rally and march on Saturday. I plan to be at the one in New York City.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Arnold cannot be President because he was not born in the USA.

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There is a range of political opinion within the Republican party, certainly, but the more extreme people are more likely to vote in primary elections.

Consider the last Republican primary, where the leading candidates were Trump and Cruz. The only candidate who attracted any kind of support that I might describe as "not a complete nutter" was John Kasich, and he's really not a moderate in any sense - he's just not batshit crazy.

[ 02. June 2017, 20:30: Message edited by: Leorning Cniht ]

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Bishops Finger
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Ah, but can he produce his birth certificate to prove that?

O wait a mo....

[Paranoid]

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Bishops Finger
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(Answering Miss Amanda's point re Arnie.....)

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Leorning Cniht
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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
Ah, but can he produce his birth certificate to prove that?

Our local court system once asked me to prove that I wasn't American (I'd been summoned for jury duty, because they use the drivers license database to build their lists, but dirty foreigners aren't eligible.)

I briefly toyed with the idea of explaining to them why it wasn't possible for me to prove that I wasn't an American, before common sense got the better of me, and I proved to them that I was British, which seemed to satisfy them.

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Drat. That would have been fun.

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Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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When I find myself in tweets of trouble
Mother Russia comes to me
Speaking words of Putin
Covfefe

(had to share!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Arnold cannot be President because he was not born in the USA.

Some years back, there were Congressfolk who wanted to change that rule--just so Arnold could be president.
[Paranoid]

Fortunately, it didn't get very far.

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Golden Key
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np--

[Killing me] Did you create that?

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quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
I had to turn off Planet America because I got so upset. I might just write this quote out on a bit of paper and see if it will help me watch the rest.

I caught up with it [a programme on Australian TV that takes a serious and humorous look at American politics] yesterday and it was terribly frustrating and upsetting. But informative viewing. Have to watch last night's.

You know...it pains me to say this but I was not so upset when he was elected...shocked, somewhat appalled given his comments on women and minorities, but not upset. I thought he'd be reined in and things may progress -- to the right, admittedly, but without much drama.

Each and every day I find myself growing more upset. And more annoyed at how I could've thought [hoped?] it could go any other way. And how I missed what an utter buffoon depriving some village of an idiot he is. I apologise for my extreme ignorance.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ian Climacus:

. . . Each and every day I find myself growing more upset. . . .

I think I went into a sort of shock after the election -- I was paralyzed with dismay, then depression, and there are corners of my brain that still haven't quite accepted that this -- Charlie Pierce's description fits best --"vulgar talking yam" is not only in office, but is being robustly aided and abetted by members of a party my father supported all his life.

The only shred of hope I have left is the fact that these thugs are not actually governing with the consent of the governed.

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yeah, this happened to me too. I was very upset with a little under half of the American electorate, including people I knew. I couldn't comprehend how you could be a nice person and at the same time vote for that man. It really bought home to me just how little I share with those Americans. I have to close my eyes and think of my liberal friend from Sacramento to regain my equilibrium.

The same move to the right is evident here, and on similar issues. I'm fooling myself I'm sure, but I don't think it could happen in the same way here because we don't have a Presidential system.

I guess the main reason I don't want a move to the right is that I'll be hitting the aged care system in about 20 years, and I want it to be well-funded.

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Ian Climacus

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This may make you smile.

[ 03. June 2017, 05:03: Message edited by: Ian Climacus ]

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Golden Key
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Ian--

quote:
Originally posted by Ian Climacus:
Each and every day I find myself growing more upset. And more annoyed at how I could've thought [hoped?] it could go any other way. And how I missed what an utter buffoon depriving some village of an idiot he is. I apologise for my extreme ignorance.

Thanks for this. [Smile] [Angel]

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Golden Key
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Ian--

quote:
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This may make you smile.

[Big Grin] Is that a smallish soccer ball??

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Ohher:
I think I went into a sort of shock after the election -- I was paralyzed with dismay, then depression, and there are corners of my brain that still haven't quite accepted that this . . . vulgar talking yam is not only in office, but is being robustly aided and abetted by members of a party.

My sentiment precisely. I couldn't bear to watch the news for weeks after the election. I still can't bear to hear him talk. Thank God for the mute button. I refuse to accept that he is president. I refer to him as "the present occupant of the White House," not by the title that the Russians helped him usurp.

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This video is priceless.

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This video is priceless.

That is simply wonderful. Thank you so much for this! [Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me]

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quote:
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This video is priceless.

That might make an opera lover of me yet. [Overused]

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quote:
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This video is priceless.

That is simply wonderful. Thank you so much for this! [Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me]
Ditto! And they even thought to put the US flag in the distress-signal position (upside down).

Slight tangent: Loan company JT Wentworth has TV ads in various musical genres--including opera on a city bus, which I love.

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The Weather Channel went after Trump on climate change (from Pop Sugar)! [Big Grin]

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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The future site of the trumpy presidential library.

Another 'had to share' - if we don't laugh we cry.

"A thing is funny when - in some way that is not actually offensive or frightening - it upsets the established order. Every joke is a tiny revolution." -- George Orwell wrote that in his essay "Funny, But Not Vulgar", except trumpy is vulgar, but not funny.

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The future site of the trumpy presidential library.

Well, we won't have to worry about any books getting ruined -- I doubt that he owns any (other than hundreds of copies of the ones he "wrote").

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But what about copies of his tax returns? Oh, wait, he probably shredded them.

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Picking up on the "vulgar but not funny" idea, though, I thought it vulgar AND funny:

He is "President Donald Fuck".

Rurn out the lights and lock the door, and beware of bigly IQ president donald fuck.

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I'm deep cleaning my house today while I listen to former FBI Director Coney's testimony. The two activities just seemed to go together. [Snigger]

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It does remind me of Watergate. Was it John Dean who testified at one point, amongst others?

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Since I'm in the Pacific time zone, I couldn't drink while watching Comey's testimony. But it was still fun.

Lowlight: John McCain reverting to angry old man on the porch.

Highlight: "I hope you can let this go" is just hoping. Nothing wrong with hoping. Just like "That's a really nice business you have there ... it would be a shame if anything happened to it" is compliments and good wishes.

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quote:
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The future site of the trumpy presidential library.

Well, we won't have to worry about any books getting ruined -- I doubt that he owns any (other than hundreds of copies of the ones he "wrote").
Reminds me of an old Utah Phillips joke about (then-US Vice President) Spiro Agnew: "He had a fire the other day. A great tragedy. His library burned down. He lost both books. He wasn't even finished coloring one of them."

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