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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:18 pm

I remember that word from a song in "Hair." It refers to a homosexual man desiring sex with a boy.

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Post by PaulG » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:51 pm

What's wrong with using "child molester"? Is there a quibble with victim age?

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Post by Chilidog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:37 pm

"Nambla"

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:00 pm

The President's Latest Rant About Wildfires Is Mind-Numbingly Stupid
What an embarrassing end for our species.

BY JACK HOLMES
JUL 9, 2019

It's important to remember that, as the climate crisis deepens and we begin to feel some of its most disastrous effects—more powerful storms, raging wildfires, massive floods, searing drought—we've seen fit to elect as president a guy who knows nothing about anything and cares less. Donald Trump, American president, has a primal sense of what motivates people, of how to identify their weaknesses, and of how the media functions. But he knows absolutely nothing about any actual field of study, and he is not by any account a "reader." His operating principle is to start with a conclusion about the world, then find a way to justify it. If that means repeating some nonsense over and over again until enough people believe it, then so be it.

Exhibit Z came to us yesterday in an appearance at the White House, when the world's most powerful man got going about wildfires. "You don't have to have any forest fires," you see, but nobody knew about forest management before he came along and told them, you know, and forest management means "cleaning" the forests, which are dirty, unlike in other countries—"forest nations"—where they do the forest management and they don't have the wildfires. Not like California, anyway, whose governor he talked to and told about the forest management, which the governor had never heard of about a year ago, and then he mocked the idea, but now he agrees with President Smokey. Also, many tremendous things are happening and a lot of people are looking at it.


https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a ... -cleaning/

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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 pm

Good grief. Our forests are so dirty!
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Post by Dan1100 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 pm
Good grief. Our forests are so dirty!
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Somewhere in a forest in Finland, the Roomba quietly does its important work clearing the undergrowth.

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Post by RVInit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 am

He's just gearing up towards his next assault on the environment, which will include selling off public lands so they can be "managed" by the all knowing businessman. Cut and clear and then plant non-native fast growing species that can be cut and cleared all over again. Easy peasy. End of wildfires.
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 am

I can't help myself but to post the tweet that triggered the article above. Did someone once mention a MORON? I mean a rambling moron?

Aaron Rupar @atrupar
Trump’s rant during his big environmental speech about how “cleaning” forests is the solution to wildfires and about how nobody had heard of “forest management” before he started talking about it is like an Idiocracy outtake

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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:18 am

Maybe trump thinks, when people nod their heads and back away slowly, they're agreeing with him.
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Post by Chilidog » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 am

:rotflmao:

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 pm

President Trump Says Only Trump Supporters Deserve Free Speech
By Jonathan Chait

President Trump held a confab at the White House Thursday to promote his Orwellian notion of “free speech” online. It confirmed yet again the president’s implacable hostility to basic liberal freedoms.

Trump has repeatedly accused Facebook, Google, and Twitter of carrying out a secret agenda against him and his supporters, by hiding the president’s tweets and covertly banning his supporters. Trump presented his position as a defense of free speech against some secretive form of censorship, and warned, “I’m directing my administration to explore all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech and the free speech rights of all Americans.”

The simplest and clearest notion of free speech, as most scholars and courts have understood the concept, is that it doesn’t matter if Trump’s charges are true. The government has no business interfering with the expression of ideas by individuals or companies. Some media platforms use partisan or ideological standards to screen their speech (Fox News), while others have relatively neutral standards (Facebook), and others have no content standards at all (public spaces where people hold political demonstrations). By this logic, social-media companies can screen out anybody they want, and if some political faction doesn’t like it, it can leave and form its own social-media channels.

On the other hand, one might argue that Twitter, Facebook, and Google have attained some monopolistic power that negates this argument. If there’s no realistic way to challenge their reach or to create viable competitors, then the “marketplace of ideas” might not apply. This would be a valid argument for rooting out whether social-media companies are engaged in some form of covert bias.

To be clear, Trump has produced no evidence whatsoever for this charge. I am merely describing a hypothetical argument that might support his position if his rather wild accusations were borne out.

But it turns out Trump cannot even defend this position, either. At the very same forum, he dismissed the free-speech rights of independent media. “To me free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad,” he insisted. “To me that’s very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it. But that’s not free speech.”


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Post by Dan1100 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm

Long thread by Zoe Tillman on arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the Congressional Subpoena of Trump's accountants.

I haven't read it yet.

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Post by SLQ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:31 pm

That twitter thread recaps oral argument and is fascinating. The panel grilled Trump's attorney for an hour and 10 minutes (the allotment was 30 minutes.) :thumbs:
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Post by Uninformed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 pm

"Trump tells Congress to ‘immediately’ approve Mexico-Canada trade deal, says US moving past ‘stupid years’ of trade policy"
“Let it be a bipartisan bill,” Trump said Friday. “I don’t want credit for it. Let it be a partisan bill, the USMCA...."
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Post by Kendra » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Goooooooooooooooo Ted! :lovestruck: :bighug:

Here's @tedlieu calling Trump "a racist ass" on MSNBC

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:01 pm

Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama, then-British ambassador said
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
JUL 14, 2019 | 2:25 PM | LONDON

Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama, then-British ambassador said

A U.K. newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador's blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite predecessor Barack Obama.

In the May 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, British Ambassador Kim Darroch called Trump's decision to abandon the international accord "an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons" because the pact "was Obama's deal."

Darroch wrote the memo after then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Washington in a failed attempt to persuade the United States not to abandon the 2015 nuclear agreement.

He alleged the White House had no strategy for what would come after its withdrawal and "no sort of plan for reaching out to partners and allies."


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:08 pm

a renewed look at a snippet in the biography of the resident of the WH
Trump has referred to his Wharton degree as ‘super genius stuff.’ An admissions officer recalls it differently.

By Michael Kranish July 8

PHILADELPHIA — James Nolan was working in the University of Pennsylvania’s admissions office in 1966 when he got a phone call from one of his closest friends, Fred Trump Jr. It was a plea to help Fred’s younger brother Donald Trump get into Penn’s Wharton School.

“He called me and said, ‘You remember my brother Donald?’ Which I didn’t,” Nolan, 81, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He said: ‘He’s at Fordham and he would like to transfer to Wharton. Will you interview him?’ I was happy to do that.”

Soon, Donald Trump arrived at Penn for the interview, accompanied by his father, Fred Trump Sr., who sought to “ingratiate” himself, Nolan said.

Nolan, who said he was the only admissions official to talk to Donald Trump, was required to give Trump a rating, and he recalled, “It must have been decent enough to support his candidacy.”

For decades, Trump has cited his attendance at what was then called the Wharton School of Finance as evidence of his intellect. He has said he went to “the hardest school to get into, the best school in the world,” calling it “super genius stuff.” Last month, President Trump pointed to his studies there as he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to conservative economist Arthur Laffer.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:41 pm

'You can leave': Trump unrepentant over racist attack on congresswomen
Weekend tweets had urged them to ‘go back’ home
President targets Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley and Omar


Martin Pengelly in New York and Jamiles Lartey in New Orleans
Mon 15 Jul 2019 18.24 BST First published on Mon 15 Jul 2019 12.39 BST

In the face of international condemnation – and a trickle of disapproval from his own party – Donald Trump has returned to the offensive against four Democrats he targeted with racial invective on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump said: “‘If you’re not happy here, then you can leave.”

Earlier, the president accused the congresswomen of “spewing” “racist hatred” – precisely the offence of which he has been widely accused.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ssley-omar

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:42 pm

Theresa May condemns Trump's 'go back' remark to congresswomen

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has criticised US President Donald Trump for calling on several Democratic congresswomen of colour to "go back".

The outgoing PM called Mr Trump's words "completely unacceptable", according to her spokesperson.


https:// www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48990760

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:43 pm

Rejecting Criticism, Trump Accuses Pelosi of ‘a Very Racist Statement’
President Trump spoke during the Made in America product showcase Monday at the White House.

By Eileen Sullivan and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi of using racist comments, escalating his attacks on four first-term Democratic congresswomen to the leader of the Democratic Party.

Ms. Pelosi had criticized the president on Sunday for suggesting four lawmakers of color should “go back” to their own countries, and she said that his slogan, “ ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

Mr. Trump in turn accused her of racist remarks. “So Speaker Pelosi said, ‘Make America white again.’ That’s a very racist — that’s a very racist statement. I’m surprised she’d say that,” Mr. Trump said at an event celebrating American manufacturing at the White House.

Ms. Pelosi said on Monday that the House would move to officially reject President Trump’s xenophobic tweets about members of Congress just hours after the president had warned Democrats against uniting “around the foul language & racist hatred spewed” from the American women whom he recently told to “go back” to their own countries.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 pm

Trump administration moves to restrict asylum access, aiming to curb Central American migration

By Nick Miroff and
Seung Min Kim July 15 at 11:20 AM

The Trump administration decreed sweeping changes to U.S. asylum policies Monday, in a move aimed at curtailing the soaring number of Central Americans who have arrived across the southern border seeking refuge.

A joint statement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice said the Trump administration on Tuesday will publish an interim final rule that will sharply restrict access to the U.S. asylum system for anyone who did not seek protection from other countries through which they transited before reaching the United States.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigrat ... story.html

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Post by Lani » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:09 am

There's a sobering truth to Trump's racist tweets that we don't like to admit
But Trump's recent tweets could show that he understands America better than his critics realize.
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One is the country represented by the Statue of Liberty, and its invitation to poor and tired immigrants "yearning to breathe free."

The other is the one that virtually wiped out Native Americans, enslaved Africans, excluded Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century and put Japanese Americans in concentration camps.

From the rarified perch of the White House, Trump's racist tweets tap into the id of this other America.

And here's what's so frightening about this: It is not a big stretch to say that when a leader uses the kind of language that Trump uses against minorities, it may increase the chances of violence being used against them.
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Post by tek » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:14 am

Yes, Mr. President, the Squad is telling you how government should run.
Trump says the congresswomen are “loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

Sir, that is what we elected them to do.
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Post by Gregg » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:51 am

Imagine the insolence of a US Congressman having an opinion on how the country should be run.

Oh, wait, its a Congresswoman, ....well hell, that'e even worse!
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Post by Lani » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:56 am

Good (but depressing) article.

Oops, I was referring to Tek's post.
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