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Author Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread  (Read 3794 times)

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2017, 05:12:52 pm »
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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2017, 06:49:44 pm »
So it's looking likely that a filibuster against Gorsuch could happen.

I'm going to be disappointed if Gorsuch is blocked. The guy's not perfect, obviously, but some of his rulings suggest that he won't suck up to Trump on everything, and because should he fall, Trump could just nominate another, possibly more partisan justice.

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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2017, 07:03:30 pm »
So it's looking likely that a filibuster against Gorsuch could happen.

I'm going to be disappointed if Gorsuch is blocked. The guy's not perfect, obviously, but some of his rulings suggest that he won't suck up to Trump on everything, and because should he fall, Trump could just nominate another, possibly more partisan justice.
The Republicans are just gonna take the nuclear option anyway.

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 06:24:47 pm »

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2017, 02:44:49 pm »
This is hilarious. I was tempted to post this on the Art thread.

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »
This is hilarious. I was tempted to post this on the Art thread.



Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.

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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2017, 04:10:58 am »
Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.

So far, one thing is already factually incorrect: the latest British election is 1.5 months away, rather then in 2020. I should hope their predicted outcome comes true regardless: indeed that was why I hoped for Brexit at the time. However, I severely overestimated UK Labour's competence back then, and their victory of any kind is ludicrously unlikely right now.

Of course, French election is the one people care about right now. While my sympathies there shouldn't come as a surprise (viva Melenchon!), the outcome is notoriously difficult to predict at this point. Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that Fillon is going to be the Trump equivalent: not in terms of politics (he's more like Ryan or Pence), but in terms of being a scandal-ridden candidate whose support is consistently underestimated in the polls, yet is the most diehard one of all. I dearly hope I'm wrong about this, since I find him the worst option by far, but the possibility sits too close for comfort.

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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2017, 07:15:11 pm »
Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.

So far, one thing is already factually incorrect: the latest British election is 1.5 months away, rather then in 2020. I should hope their predicted outcome comes true regardless: indeed that was why I hoped for Brexit at the time. However, I severely overestimated UK Labour's competence back then, and their victory of any kind is ludicrously unlikely right now.

Of course, French election is the one people care about right now. While my sympathies there shouldn't come as a surprise (viva Melenchon!), the outcome is notoriously difficult to predict at this point. Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that Fillon is going to be the Trump equivalent: not in terms of politics (he's more like Ryan or Pence), but in terms of being a scandal-ridden candidate whose support is consistently underestimated in the polls, yet is the most diehard one of all. I dearly hope I'm wrong about this, since I find him the worst option by far, but the possibility sits too close for comfort.
Well, luckily for you Fillon will not make it to the next round.

On the other hand though, the first round results are the US primaries' spiritual successor.

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2017, 07:22:58 pm »
Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.
I'm skimming through this right now, and the Breitbart Deutschland part made me chuckle.

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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2017, 02:06:20 am »
Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.

So far, one thing is already factually incorrect: the latest British election is 1.5 months away, rather then in 2020. I should hope their predicted outcome comes true regardless: indeed that was why I hoped for Brexit at the time. However, I severely overestimated UK Labour's competence back then, and their victory of any kind is ludicrously unlikely right now.

Of course, French election is the one people care about right now. While my sympathies there shouldn't come as a surprise (viva Melenchon!), the outcome is notoriously difficult to predict at this point. Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that Fillon is going to be the Trump equivalent: not in terms of politics (he's more like Ryan or Pence), but in terms of being a scandal-ridden candidate whose support is consistently underestimated in the polls, yet is the most diehard one of all. I dearly hope I'm wrong about this, since I find him the worst option by far, but the possibility sits too close for comfort.
Well, luckily for you Fillon will not make it to the next round.

On the other hand though, the first round results are the US primaries' spiritual successor.

I know; in a surprising development, the polls actually got it right this time (given that they missed both Fillon and now-irrelevant successor to Hollande leading their respective parties earlier.) And it's true that this will either make or break Bannon's idea of the nativist tide, or however else he puts it. If Le Pen wins, expect the repeat of "death of liberalism" headlines, etc. If Macron does, alt-right is going to feel quite lonely, as Trump will then remain an aberration, rather then part of a whole trend (since neither British nor German election is going to be anywhere near as favorable to them, and no-one seems to care about Japan, where kids will be taught how to use bayonets, etc.)

On the other hand, though, this is kind of equivalent to Johnson & McMullin leading the polls two weeks before election: as in, whoever wins o May 7th, they'll have practically nobody in Parliament (Le Pen has 2 people out of 577, one of whom is her niece, Macron has the party he betrayed, but no-one he actually commands.) I honestly find June's parliamentary election more interesting, since there's a very good chance that even victorious Le Pen will end up a paper tiger in gridlocked legislative branch. Moreover, Melenchon's people will certainly try to make their mark, and it'll be quite interesting to see how that goes.

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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2017, 10:03:09 am »
Though, this is even better. In theory, I should welcome a lot of these events, but it's just so hilariously overblown. It's even funnier then that book-turned-script John reported on once, one where Mexico exceeds China. I'm keeping this in my bookmarks, as I'm genuinely interested as to how many events (out of the dozens it throws on the wall) actually come true.

So far, one thing is already factually incorrect: the latest British election is 1.5 months away, rather then in 2020. I should hope their predicted outcome comes true regardless: indeed that was why I hoped for Brexit at the time. However, I severely overestimated UK Labour's competence back then, and their victory of any kind is ludicrously unlikely right now.

Of course, French election is the one people care about right now. While my sympathies there shouldn't come as a surprise (viva Melenchon!), the outcome is notoriously difficult to predict at this point. Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that Fillon is going to be the Trump equivalent: not in terms of politics (he's more like Ryan or Pence), but in terms of being a scandal-ridden candidate whose support is consistently underestimated in the polls, yet is the most diehard one of all. I dearly hope I'm wrong about this, since I find him the worst option by far, but the possibility sits too close for comfort.
Well, luckily for you Fillon will not make it to the next round.

On the other hand though, the first round results are the US primaries' spiritual successor.

I know; in a surprising development, the polls actually got it right this time (given that they missed both Fillon and now-irrelevant successor to Hollande leading their respective parties earlier.) And it's true that this will either make or break Bannon's idea of the nativist tide, or however else he puts it. If Le Pen wins, expect the repeat of "death of liberalism" headlines, etc. If Macron does, alt-right is going to feel quite lonely, as Trump will then remain an aberration, rather then part of a whole trend (since neither British nor German election is going to be anywhere near as favorable to them, and no-one seems to care about Japan, where kids will be taught how to use bayonets, etc.)

On the other hand, though, this is kind of equivalent to Johnson & McMullin leading the polls two weeks before election: as in, whoever wins on May 7th, they'll have practically nobody in Parliament (Le Pen has 2 people out of 577, one of whom is her niece, Macron has the party he betrayed, but no-one he actually commands.) I honestly find June's parliamentary election more interesting, since there's a very good chance that even victorious Le Pen will end up a paper tiger in gridlocked legislative branch. Moreover, Melenchon's people will certainly try to make their mark, and it'll be quite interesting to see how that goes.

So, yeah, the domino did not fall. I largely anticipated this, since it's more proof to what I long suspected: that history does not actually move in cohesive waves because any strong development sparks backlash, and so this "far/alt-right" wave seems to have petered out about as quickly as "Arab Spring" did 6 years ago. And given that British election seems even less likely to deliver their projected result (in local elections few days ago, government gained a lot, main opposition lost half their councils, & Trump's friends in UKIP lost basically everybody) it seems like we can safely throw that whole projection in the bin.

I wonder how much Bannon and co. are disappointed now, though, if at all. On one hand, they are basically isolated. On the other hand, they did build up some impressive structures in the meantime that'll keep affecting both UK and US.


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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 09:11:58 pm »
We're ****. There is no hope for us as a species.
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2017, 09:55:33 pm »
Trump backing out of the Paris Accord sealed the deal.

A retard is running our country. A very dangerous retard.
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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2017, 10:10:19 pm »



Also, while I like charts like this, I don't think they ever give enough information. Just drawing a line between two things tells me nothing; I want to know what the relationship is. Here's my attempt at a broader map of the scandal (work in progress).

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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2017, 10:22:27 pm »
"I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." - One of the top 3 dumbest Trump quotes

It's like he thinks the accords only benefit Paris. Jesus...
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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 02:27:05 pm »
BREAKING NEWS: ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF TRUMP ASKING FOR COMEY'S LOYALTY

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