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The Trump Administration's War With Reality

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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:46 pm

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biochem wrote:That called Heckler's veto gcomeau.


No, it's called protest bio.

Heckler's veto is suppression of free speech by the government citing a real or anticipated heckling/protest/response to said speech as the justification.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by Annachie   » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:45 am

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On the subject.

The "We The People" site has been shut down.

Not that this administration has responded to anything that garnered the required 100,000 signatures.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by biochem   » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:49 am

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Annachie wrote:On the subject.

The "We The People" site has been shut down.

Not that this administration has responded to anything that garnered the required 100,000 signatures.



It won't be missed. In theory a good idea, in practice yet another way for politicians to blather on forever while saying nothing.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by Annachie   » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:56 pm

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biochem wrote:
Annachie wrote:On the subject.

The "We The People" site has been shut down.

Not that this administration has responded to anything that garnered the required 100,000 signatures.



It won't be missed. In theory a good idea, in practice yet another way for politicians to blather on forever while saying nothing.
You've got no idea what it was, do you?
Nor do you have any idea of the good it achieved, do you?
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by biochem   » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:38 pm

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Annachie wrote:You've got no idea what it was, do you?
Nor do you have any idea of the good it achieved, do you?



Followed it for a while when it was new. The humorous topics got mildly interesting responses but the more serious policy topics got the usual politician non-answers and/or rhetoric. Gave up after a while. Can't recall any specific good it achieved. It got a lot of media buzz at first but over time everyone seemed to lose interest. I haven't seen any news stories on it in years.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by Annachie   » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:10 am

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Right off of the top of my head. (Because I am an ex telco tech :) )

Have you unlocked a cell phone in the last couple of years?
That was a We The People.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by Annachie   » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:51 pm

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I started wondering.

The President, and his followers, have been spouting a line about being able to say Merry Christmass again, and that President Trump is the reason that they can.

I wonder if his belief in that stems more from when Donald Trump himself starting to use the term a few years ago as opposed to the Happy Holidays he used to say.
IE: The people are allowed to use the term because he now does.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by gcomeau   » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:20 pm

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Annachie wrote:I started wondering.

The President, and his followers, have been spouting a line about being able to say Merry Christmass again, and that President Trump is the reason that they can.

I wonder if his belief in that stems more from when Donald Trump himself starting to use the term a few years ago as opposed to the Happy Holidays he used to say.
IE: The people are allowed to use the term because he now does.


Actual tweet from the other day...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 6824298497

People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!


I mean, how do you even begin to address the levels of delusion it requires to believe a word this pathological idiot says? He seriously appears to want people to believe he **SAVED** "Merry Christmas" from the "assault" it was under before he came along.

https://youtu.be/vi4Ie7YotWo
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by Annachie   » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:55 pm

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Is it normal for a President to spend their entire first year in office asking for donations?

Not party funds, but for his own election campaign by the looks.
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Re: The Trump Administration's War With Reality
Post by gcomeau   » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:07 am

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So... this happened.

The,right wing news bubble, led by Fox, has been having a collective freakout the last few days over a "secret society" in the FBI. Corruptions the highest levels! A shadowy conspiracy designed to bring down the President! We have evidence from FBI text messages!

Senator Ron Johnson went on Fox and claimed to a national audience yesterday he had an informant even!!!!! This is totally real!!!

A United States Senator.

Then today the "incriminating text" leaked.

It was a one line sarcastic joke from one agent after the election saying"

“Are you even going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society,”

This morning Johnson rapidly backpedaled and basically admitted his informant claims were bullshit. I expect Hannity and Alex Jones will never let this go though.

And another nutcase right wing conspiracy is born! This one undermining the entire FBI.

All to try to provide cover for Trump.


I want to be able to laugh... but this is actually seriously dangerous stuff.
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