US Politics 2

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:01 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Trump inexplicably agreed to be interviewed on tape (!) for Bob Woodward's new book. CNN has been playing the audio and strawberry floating hell. He admits to Woodward in February how dangerous coronavirus was while downlplaying it in press conferences.

Who thought agreeing to be taped by Woodward was a good idea?


In the 1970s Woodward needed a secret informant with a code name.

In the 2020s the President is such an egotist that he'll tell you anything.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Memento Mori » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:25 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Thanks Woodward for just holding on to that information, no way that could have made a difference to the near 200,000 people who died during this dumb culture war. :roll:

Trump was apparently still speaking to Woodward on the phone until at least June because Woodward's got him on record talking about BLM. If Woodward had immediately published in February he would have gathered a lot less information.

EDIT: The final interview was July.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Lex-Man » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:44 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Thanks Woodward for just holding on to that information, no way that could have made a difference to the near 200,000 people who died during this dumb culture war. :roll:

Trump was apparently still speaking to Woodward on the phone until at least June because Woodward's got him on record talking about BLM. If Woodward had immediately published in February he would have gathered a lot less information.

EDIT: The final interview was July.


Given that it's Trump he'll probably agree to be interviewed again in a couple of months.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Monkey Man » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:45 pm


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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:41 pm



:fp:

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by KK » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:20 am


He really does just eat, tweet, and watch FOX News all day.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Peter Crisp » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:41 am

Imagine being fine with a President or Prime Minister who spends all day watching telly :fp: .

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:16 am

Moggy wrote:

:fp:


If that's the future of the Supreme Court, the people must mobilize against it.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Saint of Killers » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 am

KK wrote:
He really does just eat, tweet, and watch FOX News all day.


All he does is eat gooseberry fool, watch gooseberry fool, tweet gooseberry fool, talk gooseberry fool and gooseberry fool.

They're over there, by their theremin.
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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:58 pm



:lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:59 pm

Noble as jn the prize noble

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Dual » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:24 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Noble as jn the prize noble


:lol:

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Victor Mildew » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:27 pm

The j is silent

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by massimo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:25 pm


US and ICE now as bad as China shocker

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:39 pm

I just came in to post this. I can't believe what I'm reading.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:47 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:I just came in to post this. I can't believe what I'm reading.


The US were force sterilising people well into the 1970s.

In fact Oregon last did it in 1981 and didn't abolish it until 1983.

The USA has always loved gooseberry fool like that.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by <]:^D » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:53 pm

land of the free!

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:11 pm

Moggy wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I just came in to post this. I can't believe what I'm reading.


The US were force sterilising people well into the 1970s.

In fact Oregon last did it in 1981 and didn't abolish it until 1983.

The USA has always loved gooseberry fool like that.


The Tuskegee Experiment, MK Ultra, etc.

Oregon, it should be noted, is an almost entirely white state (something like 3% of the population is black), and when it was founded it was ostensibly illegal to be a black person there. It's the Deep South of the American west, a haven for former Confederates after the Civil War, and racism is endemic there.

The US is a measurably better country than it was in the 1970s, but in some very significant ways it is exactly as bad as it has ever been.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:44 pm

Tuskegee and MK Ultra were both horrible and needless, but I think I probably rank the forced sterilisation of migrants close to the top of my gooseberry fool list. As someone said in the Twitter thread, this surely meets the definition of ethnic cleansing.

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Corazon de Leon wrote:I just came in to post this. I can't believe what I'm reading.


The US were force sterilising people well into the 1970s.

In fact Oregon last did it in 1981 and didn't abolish it until 1983.

The USA has always loved gooseberry fool like that.


Even as someone who knows all of this gooseberry fool and studies it and gets really involved in some of the nastier gooseberry fool that the US has been involved in over the last 100 years, it still makes for strawberry floating awful, shocking reading. I hope, from my own perspective, that it always will.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Squinty » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Woah wait a second, this is the first I'm hearing about this. What the strawberry float.


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