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by Moggy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Boris Johnson is eligible so I say we somehow get him elected.


Not any more.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -secretary

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:26 am


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by <]:^D » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:28 am

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:44 am

He just retweets whatever was on fox news that morning.

It's the USA equivalent of having your Granddad who gets all his news from the Daily Express in charge.

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:49 am

Winckle wrote:He just retweets whatever was on fox news that morning.

It's the USA equivalent of having your Granddad who gets all his news from the Daily Express in charge.


Yeah but in that example the Grandad can read more than 3 sentences before getting bored

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:50 am

TV news is much more popular than written content over there, so that's how it keeps his attention.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:56 am

I love how his supporters can defend Trump for watching TV for the first couple of hours of a work day and claim that because the job is stressful it's fine. Doctors have an equally stressful job and they can't just sit about for hours watching TV or they'd be fired. I wish the US media weren't so polite to guests and call them on this crap sometimes.

Executive time is a laughable term for someone who's clearly not able to do a full days work at what is one of the most important jobs in the US.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Hexx » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:02 am

Peter Crisp wrote:I love how his supporters can defend Trump for watching TV for the first couple of hours of a work day and claim that because the job is stressful it's fine. Doctors have an equally stressful job and they can't just sit about for hours watching TV or they'd be fired. I wish the US media weren't so polite to guests and call them on this crap sometimes.

Executive time is a laughable term for someone who's clearly not able to do a full days work at what is one of the most important jobs in the US.


Do they? I thought they just dismissed it as unverified fake news.

I mean it doesn't matter, because even if they viewed it as true they already ignored the factual record of his number of holidays/golf weekends.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:07 am

Hexx wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:I love how his supporters can defend Trump for watching TV for the first couple of hours of a work day and claim that because the job is stressful it's fine. Doctors have an equally stressful job and they can't just sit about for hours watching TV or they'd be fired. I wish the US media weren't so polite to guests and call them on this crap sometimes.

Executive time is a laughable term for someone who's clearly not able to do a full days work at what is one of the most important jobs in the US.


Do they? I thought they just dismissed it as unverified fake news.

I mean it doesn't matter, because even if they viewed it as true they already ignored the factual record of his number of holidays/golf weekends.


I've seen a few interviews where the people asked about all say he should be allowed time off to watch tv or do what he likes as the job super stressful.
Plenty of people have super stressful jobs and work way longer hours without numerous golfing and other holidays at resorts they own so it's a pretty gooseberry fool excuse. It's just another example of his representatives being nothing but yesmen.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Blue Eyes » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:14 am



strawberry float.

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:30 pm

I watched that on my lunch break and I was surprised at how non-committal Colbert was. You'd think an anti-Trump comedian would jump all over this but our Stephen is clearer a sharper knife as it's quite obvious that some of the book (at least) has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Wolff didn't really come across that well in my opinion.

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by lex-man » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Some parts of the book give different incompatible versions of things that happened, so you can't really believe it all anyway.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump tries to stop release of critical book, out now!
by KK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Meet somewhere in the middle. If it's true he has recordings, then the book is probably around 50% accurate at least.

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:01 pm

KK wrote:Meet somewhere in the middle. If it's true he has recordings, then the book is probably around 50% accurate at least.


It would be interesting if Trump keeps calling Wolff a liar and it gets to the stage where Wolff releases the tapes. :nod:

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by lex-man » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:13 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:Meet somewhere in the middle. If it's true he has recordings, then the book is probably around 50% accurate at least.


It would be interesting if Trump keeps calling Wolff a liar and it gets to the stage where Wolff releases the tapes. :nod:


If the book is to be believed he'd probably say the tapes were faked.

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:45 pm

The release was authorized by Simpson himself, Fusion GPS approved it too, plus Feinstein also consulted her fellow Democrats.

Naturally, the Republicans are taking umbrage at the release, claiming that the release compromises ongoing efforts to secure candid testimony from others, including Jared Kushner. They apparently forget that the release wouldn't have happened if Simpson himself, alongside Fusion and other Democrats, hadn't already agreed to its release.

Twenty nights in the ice is a long time, when there's Hostiles On The Hill.
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by Moggy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:37 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Michael Moore responds to Trump permitting oil drilling off the entire US coast...



:lol:


President Trump responds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42634712

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