Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by pk, Feb 3, 2017.
Trump congratulates himself once again
So did he.
I’m interested in and worried by the Republicans’ increasing use of language like ‘Radical’ ‘hardline left wing’ ‘Socialist’ about the Democrats. Obviously it’s kinda laughable given how not-any-of-those-things the Democrats are, but we know all of this language is used by campaigners with a purpose, especially with social media, and I wonder what the endgame is here? Could it be to make mainstream among Republican supporters the view that the Dems are ‘Unamerican’ and supporting them is ‘traitorous’?
oh that's been going on forever.
WAPO had an article about this recently, tracing the rhetoric back 90 years, but i can't link to it b/c paywall.
That is surreal.
and quite widespread.
But I think it's going to be nuclear-grade this time round, they seem to be turning the rhetoric up to 11.
Smugglers Are Using $100 Hardware Store Power Tools to Saw Holes in Trump’s $10 Billion Wall
Anti-American murals unveiled outside ex-US Embassy in Tehran
public library in FL puts in for digital NYT subscription. gets denied. why?
They say that as if its a bad thing.
in other news, democrats flipped both houses of the VA state govt, and the governor of KY, a trump acolyte and an odious piece of work by all accounts, lost, despite a campaign visit monday from the great man himself (tho it is very close as of now).
the voice of the working American
Well ok then....
They really got all decked out for the occasion.
Kinda reminds me of sports fans who get into their team colours.
Why shouldn't Mr and Mrs Black be allowed to show they are bigots their undying support for Trump by wearing a t-shirt?
a trumper writes...
"I know the best people" - DJT bullshitting on the campaign trail circa 2015
It's from 2015. But yeah, still disturbing.
John Oliver should win an Emmy for this, with a nod or two to Monty Python.
Some background on this, they mentioned this guy on the show a couple of years ago and were slapped with a frivolous lawsuit, which HBO just won.
The moral of this story is don't mess with comedians.
video unavailable =/
Probably a region thing. Can you get to it through the link at the bottom of this article?
"Eat S***, Bob!": John Oliver Takes Aim at Coal Tycoon Bob Murray With Musical Number, Fiery Segment
If not, try Googling "Slapp Suit" and "John Oliver." The musical number starts at around the 20 minute mark, but the whole thing is worth watching.
Yeah must be a region thing... Can't access it through that site and searching youtube doesn't yield any results... Oh well.... It'll probably be available over here in 18 months
If I see a UK link I'll post it. Once in a while, the Daily Fail pops up a video.
the best people.
i know this is like shooting fish in a barrel, but still.
Senior Trump official embellished résumé, had face on fake Time cover
There are clips of Sunday nights Last Week Tonight on YouTube like this one:
I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll find the all singing all dancing finale.
Plus it's all over torrent sites.
I dunno. I thing she’s a good fit all things considered.
Are you in the US or the UK? The link I posted was from YouTube.
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