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PostRe: US Politics
by Ad7 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:35 am

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:16 am

President Trump held a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday evening to support Republican candidates and tout his administration's policies supporting ethanol production, a major industry in the state. Earlier in the day, he promised a "big announcement" for the rally.

The rally came a day after Mr. Trump confirmed new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who had been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Mr. Trump began his rally by praising Kavanaugh, and decrying Democrats for attempting to thwart his nomination. He called Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh "a national embarrassment and a national disgrace."

He also falsely claimed that the protesters who descended upon the Capitol to protest Kavanaugh's confirmation were paid actors who were upset because they had not been paid.

"Now they want to protest because they didn't get paid yet and they want their money,"
he said. He also encouraged Iowans to vote Republican because Democrats would impeach Kavanaugh. "But I have to go first," Mr. Trump joked, about Democrats' desire to impeach him.

Also Tuesday night, the crowd in Iowa began chanting "Lock her up!" about Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Mr. Trump has alleged Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, leaked an allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in an attempt to sink his confirmation. Feinstein has denied her office was the source of the leak.

"Did she leak that? 100 percent," Mr. Trump said. "I don't want to get sued so 99 percent," he added quickly.

Following the "Make America Great Again" rally, Mr. Trump took to Twitter to express his thanks to the crowd.

The president announced Tuesday that he has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-round use of fuel with 15 percent ethanol, or E15. Currently, E15 is banned during the summer months, due to concerns that it contributes to air pollution. This could be a political boon for rural corn-producing states such as Iowa. Farmers in the state had been hurting due to the president's trade policies, although a recent agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada has helped to ease concerns. Mr. Trump discussed how new regulations on E15 and his trade deals are helping Iowa in his rally.

"Today I kept another major promise, as I said, to the people of Iowa," Mr. Trump said about new regulations on E15, to wild applause. "Hey wait a minute, I've got to do that again," the president joked, after the applause died down.

The president met with Republican members of Congress from corn-producing states to make his announcement on E15 Tuesday afternoon, including Rep. David Young. Young is vulnerable to losing his district to Democrat Cindy Axne, and his seat is rated a "toss up" by the CBS News Battleground Tracker. Mr. Trump is set to campaign for him and for Gov. Kim Reynolds.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-maga ... e-updates/

What a load of idiots!

Programming note: Segregation America - A School In The South is worth watching on iPlayer:

Six-part documentary series filmed over the course of one year following the staff and students at a majority African-American high school in South Carolina.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04b9j2t

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 pm

Currently watching CNN’s THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF strawberry floating BLITZER and there’s dramatic music, and gooseberry fool blowing away, and walls collapsing and drama and action and OHITSTOOFUCKINGEXCITING.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Peter Crisp » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 pm

KK wrote:Currently watching CNN’s THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF strawberry floating BLITZER and there’s dramatic music, and gooseberry fool blowing away, and walls collapsing and drama and action and OHITSTOOFUCKINGEXCITING.


It's like America TV thinks everyone has the attention span of a Goldfish and so everything needs to be dramatic as strawberry float all the time or else people will switch off. They must be strawberry floating amazed when the visit the UK and see news being just the bloody news and not opinion masquerading as news.

I've tried watching some US documentaries and they're unwatchable because of the constant thumping music even during science shows :fp: .

Yeah ok Mr so called scientist we know you're trying to explain String Theory but we'll just stick on some awesome techo power tune to 80% drown you out in case people start thinking this isn't the most awesome moment in televisual history!

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PostRe: US Politics
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:11 am

Hate it when they play techo power tunes during my documentaries.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Preezy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:38 pm

BBC wrote:US First Lady Melania Trump has said she started her anti-cyberbullying campaign because she is "the most bullied person on the world".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45818267

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PostRe: US Politics
by Hexx » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:40 pm

To be fair, I bet Trump's super abusive to her.

I have no evidence other than ever single public appearance or demonstration of his character.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Wow, the sheer volume of narcissism in that family could power the western world, if only we could find a way to harness it.

Fetch me old brown trousers, bring them to me now, I'll wear them in the rigging as they fire across the bow. Fetch me old brown trousers, I fear we may be hit, for even if they shoot me now, they'll never see me... ;)
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by Moggy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Preezy wrote:
BBC wrote:US First Lady Melania Trump has said she started her anti-cyberbullying campaign because she is "the most bullied person on the world".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45818267

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by captain red dog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:20 pm

I'm surprised how little traction the missing Saudi journalist is getting both here and in the US.

Scary times, we really should be hitting SA with sanctions, not weapons deals.

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Kanye making a complete tit of himself again.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 pm

KK wrote:Kanye making a complete tit of himself again.


Someone close to him needs to get him off the strawberry floating TV. No-one cares anymore how good he is at music, he's literally betraying an entire generation here.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Dual » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:58 pm

"Celebrities shouldn't talk politics (unless they agree with us!)"

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PostRe: US Politics
by DML » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm

Dual wrote:"Celebrities shouldn't talk politics (unless they agree with us!)"


To be honest I don't think Kanye is very well TBH.

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PostRe: US Politics
by lex-man » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 pm

I kind of get the impression that a lot of what he's doing is an act. He's being edgy as it keeps him in the media that keeps the dollars rolling in.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 pm

Dual wrote:"Celebrities shouldn't talk politics (unless they agree with us!)"


I... This is an interesting point. I'm so used to celebs bring liberal that setting one who isn't is genuinely surprising.

Saying that however, this is a guy who claimed 500 years of slavery was a choice, and, when in the Oval Office called for the release of a notorious gang leader. He's a black man suffering from mental health issues embracing a man who is a notorious racist.

I think it's reasonable to suggest he maybe step out of the limelight for a while.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Moggy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 pm

Dual wrote:"Celebrities shouldn't talk politics (unless they agree with us!)"


Kanye can support whoever he wants.

Everyone else is free to call him a twat.

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 pm

lex-man wrote:I kind of get the impression that a lot of what he's doing is an act. He's being edgy as it keeps him in the media that keeps the dollars rolling in.

It’s a tactic that more often than not has a proven track record of working, but do it too long and what brought you to the dance will also kill you off (Katie Hopkins, Alex Jones).

Not quite sure who Kanye is appealing to though. Trump’s main demographic aren’t going to be interested in his music or whatever other crap he’s flogging, and Kanye and his fan base are just going to leave.

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PostRe: US Politics
by lex-man » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 pm

KK wrote:
lex-man wrote:I kind of get the impression that a lot of what he's doing is an act. He's being edgy as it keeps him in the media that keeps the dollars rolling in.

It’s a tactic that more often than not has a proven track record of working, but do it too long and what brought you to the dance will also kill you off (Katie Hopkins, Alex Jones).

Not quite sure who Kanye is appealing to though. Trump’s main demographic aren’t going to be interested in his music or whatever other crap he’s flogging, and Kanye and his fan base are just going to leave.


That British guy who does videos for Alex Jones, he's called Paul something or rather I think, loves Kanye. He's done videos about how much he loves him.

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:17 pm

ResetEra is currently eating itself because Michelle Obama has said she’s friends with George Bush 2:

https://www.resetera.com/threads/michel ... ush-is-my-‘partner-in-crime’.74223/ (you may have to quote me to get this stupid url working)

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