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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby 89Hen » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:54 am

mainejeff2 wrote:Notice the lack of comments from the Trump sycophants on here?

That's because there aren't any. :lol:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Chizzang » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:20 am

89Hen wrote:
mainejeff2 wrote:Notice the lack of comments from the Trump sycophants on here?

That's because there aren't any. :lol:


There are a few...

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Postby 89Hen » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:47 am

Chizzang wrote:
89Hen wrote:That's because there aren't any. :lol:


There are a few...

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And by a few you mean two?
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Postby Chizzang » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:00 am

89Hen wrote:
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There are a few...

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And by a few you mean two?


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby css75 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:03 am

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JohnStOnge wrote:This guy is unbelievable. Here is a picture of him today showing a chart purportedly making it reasonable for him to have tweeted on Sunday, September 1, that Alabama "...will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated:"

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Note that the forecast he's showing shows the forecast as of 11 AM Thursday, August 29.

Here is an image of his tweet:

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Note that it was tweeted at 9:51 AM Sunday, September 1.

Now, check out this image of the forecast as of 11 AM Saturday, August 31:

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And here is the forecast as of 8 AM Sunday, September 1:

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As you can see, when he did that tweet, there is no way in hell the forecast suggested Alabama was going to be hit. But he went back in time to find a forecast he could use to TRY to wriggle out of having to admit that he was wrong. Like people aren't going to be able to figure that out.

And then there's the fact that SOMEBODY (I wonder who) apparently used a Sharpie on the chart he was showing to draw a bubble towards Alabama on the map. I mean, how bad is that? People, this guy is not all there.

This guy is hopeless. And so are people who believe ANYTHING he says.


Notice the lack of comments from the Trump sycophants on here? There is NOTHING to defend about this guy. They want their judges at ANY cost.....plain & simple. :nod:

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Not true, JSO posts are just so long and convoluted I just don’t bother with them.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:53 pm

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mainejeff2 wrote:
Notice the lack of comments from the Trump sycophants on here? There is NOTHING to defend about this guy. They want their judges at ANY cost.....plain & simple. :nod:

:coffee:

Not true, JSO posts are just so long and convoluted I just don’t bother with them.


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That one wasn't convoluted at all. Very direct. And mostly pictures.

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby mainejeff2 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:59 am

89Hen wrote:
mainejeff2 wrote:Notice the lack of comments from the Trump sycophants on here?

That's because there aren't any. :lol:


I know you are a Pence guy but you still support this Administration. :nod: ;)

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Postby HI54UNI » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:52 am

Hey JSO what's your address? I'll buy you a Trump sharpie. :lol:

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby css75 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:23 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
css75 wrote:Not true, JSO posts are just so long and convoluted I just don’t bother with them.


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That one wasn't convoluted at all. Very direct. And mostly pictures.

The guy is an atrocity. Having him as President humiliates the United States. It makes us the laughing stock of the planet.



A 2 term atrocity. The only thing worse would be one of those lib Dolts.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby AZGrizFan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:19 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
css75 wrote:Not true, JSO posts are just so long and convoluted I just don’t bother with them.


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That one wasn't convoluted at all. Very direct. And mostly pictures.

The guy is an atrocity. Having him as President humiliates the United States. It makes us the laughing stock of the planet.


But he’s appointing great justices at all levels, so there’s that.

Oh, and the economy. :coffee: :coffee:
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Postby AZGrizFan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:20 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
css75 wrote:Not true, JSO posts are just so long and convoluted I just don’t bother with them.


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That one wasn't convoluted at all. Very direct. And mostly pictures.

The guy is an atrocity. Having him as President humiliates the United States. It makes us the laughing stock of the planet.


I think it’s hilarious that this Alabama thing bothers you so. Are you just jealous he didn’t include Louisiana? :rofl:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:55 pm

Now we have evidence of something that I was concerned about early on. It's the risk that Trump will pressure scientific agencies to distort analysis in order to support his positions. Here it is:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/politics ... index.html

Now, let's revisit Trump's tweet:

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Now let's look at NHC's tropical storm force wind speed probabilities forecast as of the time when Trump tweeted that:

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It shows a 5 to 10 percent chance that TROPICAL STORM FORCE winds might impact the southeastern corner of Alabama. So 90 to 95% chance the State won't be impacted at all and if it is it'll be tropical storm force winds in a small portion in the Southeast corner.

Now let's look at the HURRICANE force wind speed probabilities forecast as fo the time Trump tweeted that:

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Obviously nowhere near Alabama.

This is bad. We now have what appears to be "smoking gun" evidence of Trump corrupting scientific agencies. There is no way what Trump tweeted was accurate. There was no indication at all that Alabama would be hit hard. But now we have NOAA issuing a "rebuke" of one of its local offices that said so at the time.
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Postby JohnStOnge » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:59 pm

HI54UNI wrote:Hey JSO what's your address? I'll buy you a Trump sharpie. :lol:

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You would seriously spend 15 bucks to buy that?
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Postby css75 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:31 pm

I think he wants a MAGA hat instead.


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JohnStOnge wrote:
HI54UNI wrote:Hey JSO what's your address? I'll buy you a Trump sharpie. :lol:

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You would seriously spend 15 bucks to buy that?



For you, yes. But you would have to post pictures of you using it in daily life. Plus I would consider it a donation to Trump's re-election in your honor.
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“It’s as if South Park planned this whole thing out.”

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Postby Skjellyfetti » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm

A Mississippi event hall has come under fire after an employee cited “our Christian race” and “our Christian belief” as reasons why it refused to allow a wedding for an interracial couple.

LaKambria Welch told Deep South Voice magazine on Sunday that she drove to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville after the venue told her brother via Facebook that he wouldn’t be allowed to hold his upcoming nuptials there “because of [the company’s] beliefs.”

Welch said she wanted to hear firsthand why her brother — who is black and is engaged to a white woman — had been rebuffed by the venue. Welch said she was horrified when a company employee explained.

In a video filmed by Welch and posted on Facebook, a woman identified as someone who worked at the event hall said the venue did not allow LGBTQ or interracial couples to host weddings there.

“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race — I mean, our Christian belief,” the woman is heard telling Welch in the clip.

“Okay, we’re Christians as well,” Welch responds. “So what in the Bible tells you that ...”

The woman interrupts: “Well, I don’t want to argue my faith. We just don’t participate. We choose not to.”

The video quickly went viral. Amid the ensuing backlash, Boone’s Camp Event Hall deleted its Facebook page before reinstating it on Sunday, Newsweek reported.

The owner of the venue then posted an apology on Facebook, explaining they had met with their pastor and discovered no Bible passage forbidding interracial marriage.


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Postby JohnStOnge » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:27 pm

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You would seriously spend 15 bucks to buy that?



For you, yes. But you would have to post pictures of you using it in daily life. Plus I would consider it a donation to Trump's re-election in your honor.


How about you send me 15 bucks then I'll buy it. Promise.
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Postby UNI88 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:49 pm

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For you, yes. But you would have to post pictures of you using it in daily life. Plus I would consider it a donation to Trump's re-election in your honor.


How about you send me 15 bucks then I'll buy it. Promise.


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A Mississippi event hall has come under fire after an employee cited “our Christian race” and “our Christian belief” as reasons why it refused to allow a wedding for an interracial couple.

LaKambria Welch told Deep South Voice magazine on Sunday that she drove to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville after the venue told her brother via Facebook that he wouldn’t be allowed to hold his upcoming nuptials there “because of [the company’s] beliefs.”

Welch said she wanted to hear firsthand why her brother — who is black and is engaged to a white woman — had been rebuffed by the venue. Welch said she was horrified when a company employee explained.

In a video filmed by Welch and posted on Facebook, a woman identified as someone who worked at the event hall said the venue did not allow LGBTQ or interracial couples to host weddings there.

“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race — I mean, our Christian belief,” the woman is heard telling Welch in the clip.

“Okay, we’re Christians as well,” Welch responds. “So what in the Bible tells you that ...”

The woman interrupts: “Well, I don’t want to argue my faith. We just don’t participate. We choose not to.”

The video quickly went viral. Amid the ensuing backlash, Boone’s Camp Event Hall deleted its Facebook page before reinstating it on Sunday, Newsweek reported.

The owner of the venue then posted an apology on Facebook, explaining they had met with their pastor and discovered no Bible passage forbidding interracial marriage.


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Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 pm

There's a statement by McConnell in the story at https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconne ... d=65509755 that relates to a pet peeve of mine. It's this:

My members know the very simple fact that to make a law you have to have a presidential signature,


It's not a simple fact. It's not a fact. The fact is that Congress does NOT need a presidential signature to make a law. And people like McConnell ought to act like it.

If he doesn't like legislation fine. Say so. But don't act like Congress can't make law without Presidential concurrence because it can.
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JohnStOnge wrote:There's a statement by McConnell in the story at https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconne ... d=65509755 that relates to a pet peeve of mine. It's this:

My members know the very simple fact that to make a law you have to have a presidential signature,


It's not a simple fact. It's not a fact. The fact is that Congress does NOT need a presidential signature to make a law. And people like McConnell ought to act like it.

If he doesn't like legislation fine. Say so. But don't act like Congress can't make law without Presidential concurrence because it can.


Not without a veto override they can't.
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JohnStOnge wrote:There's a statement by McConnell in the story at https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconne ... d=65509755 that relates to a pet peeve of mine. It's this:



It's not a simple fact. It's not a fact. The fact is that Congress does NOT need a presidential signature to make a law. And people like McConnell ought to act like it.

If he doesn't like legislation fine. Say so. But don't act like Congress can't make law without Presidential concurrence because it can.


Not without a veto override they can't.



You are going over JSO’s head,he still needs to learn why the EC exists,


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Postby JohnStOnge » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:28 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:There's a statement by McConnell in the story at https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconne ... d=65509755 that relates to a pet peeve of mine. It's this:



It's not a simple fact. It's not a fact. The fact is that Congress does NOT need a presidential signature to make a law. And people like McConnell ought to act like it.

If he doesn't like legislation fine. Say so. But don't act like Congress can't make law without Presidential concurrence because it can.


Not without a veto override they can't.


Of course. But the statement "...to make a law you have to have a presidential signature" is false. If the Republicans don't want to do anything on "gun control" they should just say so. Don't say they need to have the President agree in order to do anything. There is nothing at all to stop them, if they wanted to, from working with the Democrats to identify things both sides could agree on and develop a 2/3 majority. Then they could go to the President and say "sign this or we will override your veto."

Don't flipping bold faced lie to the US population with that "...to make a law you have to have a presidential signature..." crap. Congress is the most powerful branch. It does not need Presidential concurrence.
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Postby CID1990 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
Not without a veto override they can't.


Of course. But the statement "...to make a law you have to have a presidential signature" is false. If the Republicans don't want to do anything on "gun control" they should just say so. Don't say they need to have the President agree in order to do anything. There is nothing at all to stop them, if they wanted to, from working with the Democrats to identify things both sides could agree on and develop a 2/3 majority. Then they could go to the President and say "sign this or we will override your veto."

Don't flipping bold faced lie to the US population with that "...to make a law you have to have a presidential signature..." crap. Congress is the most powerful branch. It does not need Presidential concurrence.


Congress USED to be a powerful branch... before they abrogated all their power to the President because you can’t keep your cushy DC job with your constituents when you actually do your job

That’s why the executive has the unfettered ability to take us to war (see Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq I, Iraq II, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria), levy tariffs, and tell executive brach agencies to ignore those all powerful laws that your all powerful Congress passes (see DACA for starters)

Congresscritters don’t want to go back to Peoria and defend the above ^^^^^ so they just let the Prez do it

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