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PostRe: US Politics
by TV Dinner » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Isn't his next trial a state level affair, rather than federal? Trump's pardoning power wouldn't be able to help him out of that one.

Ah. :lol: That might be it.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 pm

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The NRA is going after the long-time animated children's television show "Thomas & Friends."

NRA TV host Dana Loesch appeared on the association's TV show, "Relentless" and slammed "Thomas & Friends" for partnering with the United Nations to increase diversity on the program.

Last month the show introduced two new female characters, one of which was painted with an African-inspired face and is voiced by actress Yvonne Grundy, who is originally from Kenya.


The UN's website says the UN partnered with the animated series to "teach children the importance of taking part in the global efforts to end poverty, providing girls and boys with the same opportunities, and of course doing so while protecting our planet."

Loesch slammed the iconic "Thomas & Friends" characters and then showed them on screen wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods while on flaming train tracks.

Related: Donations to the NRA tripled after the Parkland shooting

"This is horrible," Loesch said of the show's additions. "That's where it gets really strange to me. Am I to understand this entire time that Thomas and his trains were white? Because they all have gray faces. How do you bring ethnic diversity? I mean, they had to paint what I guess they thought was some sort of African pattern on the side of Nia's engine."

After the images aired, Mattel, the owner of the "Thomas The Tank Engine" brand, announced in a statement, "We are not associated with images that promote hate and denounce any images of our brands that are being used to convey a message not in line with the values of the company."

"Thomas The Tank Engine" was created by the Rev. W. Awdry and was a book series. The story was turned into a TV series in 1984 and made its American debut on PBS in 1989.

CNN has reached out to the NRA for comment.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/entertai ... index.html

:lol: :fp:

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PostRe: US Politics
by *<]:^D » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:19 pm

jesus christ :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics
by Preezy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:21 pm

Attacking Thomas the Tank Engine is basically an act of war.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm

The People's Republic of Sodor will not tolerate this disgusting behavior. :x

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PostRe: US Politics
by Peter Crisp » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Garth wrote:

How much can they really offer him? The time for plea deals was before you're found guilty seven times in another trial.


Unlimited cake while in jail?
That would make me flip on anyone :shifty: .

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PostRe: US Politics
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:08 pm

So the NRA are going after Thomas the Tank Engine now? Wow. :fp:

All they're going to do is cause confusion and delay.

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PostRe: US Politics
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:08 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
Garth wrote:

How much can they really offer him? The time for plea deals was before you're found guilty seven times in another trial.


Unlimited cake while in jail?
That would make me flip on anyone :shifty: .


Unfortunately I think "cake" may mean something else in jail...

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PostRe: US Politics
by KK » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:56 pm

Was watching ABC 11 earlier and even at a Cat 1 this thing is going to have massive consequences over the coming days. The flooding looks like it's going to be immense.

Hurricane has only just started and already over 400,000 people have lost power in North Carolina alone (population 10.3m).

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PostRe: US Politics
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:11 pm

Jenuall wrote:So the NRA are going after Thomas the Tank Engine now? Wow. :fp:

All they're going to do is cause confusion and delay.


Underrated post. :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:18 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Jenuall wrote:So the NRA are going after Thomas the Tank Engine now? Wow. :fp:

All they're going to do is cause confusion and delay.


Underrated post. :lol:


Glad someone enjoyed it!

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PostRe: US Politics
by Harry Ola » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:37 pm



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PostRe: US Politics
by Rudolphin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm

White House statement:

“This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated.”


:slol:

Also, I wonder how long until Trump completely contradicts this:


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PostRe: US Politics
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:34 pm

Did... Did Manafort just strawberry floating flip on Trump? :o

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PostRe: US Politics
by Christmas.Past » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:48 pm

Jenuall wrote:So the NRA are going after Thomas the Tank Engine now? Wow. :fp:

All they're going to do is cause confusion and delay.


:lol: :lol: :fp: :lol:

I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him....All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.
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PostRe: US Politics - Manfort pleading guilty, cooperating with special counsel investigation
by Garth of Christmas Future » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:23 pm

How many of Trump's people have pleaded guilty now? :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Manfort pleading guilty, cooperating with special counsel investigation
by Monkey Man » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 pm


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PostRe: US Politics - Manfort pleading guilty, cooperating with special counsel investigation
by BID0 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:17 pm

Is this ever going to lead to Russians under the bed? So far all they seem to have found is that 99.9% of the people in politics are bent. I am shocked

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PostRe: US Politics - Manfort pleading guilty, cooperating with special counsel investigation
by Peter Crisp » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Garth wrote:How many of Trump's people have pleaded guilty now? :lol:


This is what makes it all the more comical when you see people on Fox News saying "There's zero evidence that Trump has done anything!".
Yeah, ok if you ignore that a large chunk of the people he worked with to become elected is in prison or about to be in prison then yeah, there's sod all so far until all the stuff comes out that the people who in are and about to be in prison have told the Special Counsel.

Such a total nothing burger :roll: .

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