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Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 pm
by Photek
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:Apparently Biden is the favourite for the democratic nomination.


He's got levels of name recognition that it's almost impossible for normal candidates to get. Sanders is up there, though.

Warren is getting more popular all the time.

Seen a “Biden for President” bumper sticker yesterday on car in front in of me in Dublin on my way home.

Biden is miles ahead of the rest.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:45 pm
by BID0
Really? :lol: the guy is absolutely senile (I would also say racist and sexist however that doesn't seem to disqualify you as a Presidential candidate these days). If he is the chosen one then we better prepare for another 4 years of Trump then :dread:

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:48 pm
by Karl_
Can't wait for the head-to-head debate in which neither Trump nor Biden can remember where they are or why they're there.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:53 pm
by Victor Mildew
Karl_ wrote:Can't wait for the head-to-head debate in which neither Trump nor Biden can remember where they are or why they're there.


:lol: Now I'm thinking of the president from hot shots.

"Mr President"

"No you're not, I am!"

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:12 pm
by Lex-Man
According to 538, Biden is the front runner against Trump.
Also only him and Sanders are beating Trump in the polls.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/po ... t-general/

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:13 pm
by Moggy
BID0 wrote: (I would also say racist and sexist however that doesn't seem to disqualify you as a Presidential candidate these days).


Has it ever? I think Obama was the only President they ever had that wasn't racist and sexist. And I bet even he made private jokes about cracker bitches. :lol:

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:52 pm
by BID0
Moggy wrote:
BID0 wrote: (I would also say racist and sexist however that doesn't seem to disqualify you as a Presidential candidate these days).


Has it ever? I think Obama was the only President they ever had that wasn't racist and sexist. And I bet even he made private jokes about cracker bitches. :lol:

That’s true. Sometimes I forget that not much has changed since Trump, it’s just a lot more obvious than before!

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:28 pm
by Karl_



Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:38 pm
by Alvin Flummux
All the fossil fuel donations be going to Biden.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:59 am
by KK
A film journalist on assignment to report on the latest Star Wars movie has said he was accused of being part of the “fake news media” by a US border official upon entering the country.

James Dyer, digital editor at EMPIRE magazine, took to Twitter after the encounter with the Customs and Border Protection agent at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, last night.

He tweeted: “Wow. Just… wow. Just went through LAX immigration. Presented my journalist visa and was stopped by the CBP agent and accused of being part of the ‘fake news media’.

“He wanted to know if I’d ever worked for CNN or MSNBC or other outlets that are ‘spreading lies to the American people’. He aggressively told me that journalists are liars and are attacking their democracy.”

Dyer said the conversation took place at the passport control desk and that he was not detained or mistreated. He said he did not make a complaint about the official’s comments.

Dyer said he thought the official was joking at first. He added:“I don’t think it’s right to say this kind of thing in an official capacity but he’s entitled to his political views.”

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:02 am
by Moggy
KK wrote:
A film journalist on assignment to report on the latest Star Wars movie has said he was accused of being part of the “fake news media” by a US border official upon entering the country.

James Dyer, digital editor at EMPIRE magazine, took to Twitter after the encounter with the Customs and Border Protection agent at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, last night.

He tweeted: “Wow. Just… wow. Just went through LAX immigration. Presented my journalist visa and was stopped by the CBP agent and accused of being part of the ‘fake news media’.

“He wanted to know if I’d ever worked for CNN or MSNBC or other outlets that are ‘spreading lies to the American people’. He aggressively told me that journalists are liars and are attacking their democracy.”

Dyer said the conversation took place at the passport control desk and that he was not detained or mistreated. He said he did not make a complaint about the official’s comments.

Dyer said he thought the official was joking at first. He added:“I don’t think it’s right to say this kind of thing in an official capacity but he’s entitled to his political views.”


To be fair that’s the friendliest welcome anybody has ever received from American border agents.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:17 am
by Cuttooth
"I wouldn’t want to cause a fuss by raising a complaint because I’m sure he, a strawberry floating border agent, won’t treat someone else even worse than me."

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:51 am
by KK
To follow it up, the CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles has called the writer personally to apologise, and has identified the agent concerned and are supposedly 'taking appropriate action' to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

James Dyer wrote:"He reiterated that CBP has very strict rules about how agents are supposed to comport themselves and that this kind of bias will not be tolerated. He affirmed that the CBP values its relationship with the media, that this treatment shouldn’t occur and assured me that this won’t happen to me again on my next trip to LA!"

Obviously the average person doesn't get this type of press though, let alone an apology.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:05 pm
by Moggy
I doubt the average person gets “fake news!” abuse when they enter the US on a journalist visa.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:07 am
by Monkey Man
President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments.

Behind the scenes: During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" according to one source who was there. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" the source added, paraphrasing the president's remarks.

https://www.axios.com/trump-nuclear-bom ... gn=organic


Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:20 am
by Peter Crisp
So, he's just decided to just make up utter bollocks now?
I'd just love for someone to actually ask him who asked him that just so he has to come up with a name and see who he decides to screw.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:47 am
by Corazon de Leon
Yes, essentially that’s exactly what he’s done. It’s what he’s been doing for decades.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:57 am
by Peter Crisp
Corazon de Leon wrote:Yes, essentially that’s exactly what he’s done. It’s what he’s been doing for decades.


I know but it just seems like his lies are becoming more and more outlandish.
It does however make it obvious who the truly brainwashed Trump fans are though as surely nobody else would give credence to all the gooseberry fool he regularly shovels out.

I did enjoy that Trump actually said that he's "The chosen one!" as Fox news would have gone into utter meltdown if Obama had said that no matter what context it was in.

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 am
by Moggy
Nuking a hurricane.

Yeah that’ll go well....

Re: US Politics 2

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:37 am
by Moggy


:lol: