• ssu
    4.3k

    Just think of time when Donald Trump as President feels as a far better option than the then current president.

    Yes, that can happen in the US. Better to have an inept populist authoritarian than a very capable populist authoritarian.
  • thewonder
    1k
    I can offer plenty of examples of these mistakes, while you offer exactly zero of Trump's "fascistic" thought crimes.NOS4A2

    I actually have a conspiracy about this. Donald J. Trump, star of the show, The Apprentice was led into his position of power by the Central Intelligence Agency. Think about it. They know that almost the entire American populace, including most of the Right, though they tend not know as to just what it is that they have against them, aside from, perhaps, a few Neo-Conservatives, is likely not to agree with anything that they do, and, so, prop up an unlikable businessman to eat all of the flak. The news media swarms upon every controversy, while the CIA has attempted to orchestrate a Neo-Fascist coup d'état in Italy so as to secure control over the Mafia, and incite a global clandestine civil war to be given both the legal and extra-juridical rationalizations, justifications, and attempts at vindicating the establishment of a global crypto-Fascist totalitarian regime that was to bear only the semblance of Liberal democracy, being more or less the implicit goal of the organization since even before its official establishment. Luckily, for all of us, I put a stop to this.

    The way I see it, though, Trump himself is not really a Fascist; he's a "useful idiot" to Fascists. They chose him for his sensational attitude towards the associated press and extraordinary capacity to proliferate thought-terminating clichés. To them, he's just there to get people used to what they plan next. There's no real reason to consider what they project into a future where Fascism is capable of securing power again, though.
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k


    I’m a little too cynical to believe any one group of people is capable of such a conspiracy. So I have to attribute the behavior to some form or other of mass hysteria or megalomania.
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k
    Trump going after the disillusioned Sanders voter.

  • thewonder
    1k

    Why, though? The coordinated grassroots Democratic Socialists of America campaign in favor of Bernie Sanders was the last political campaign that I believed in. Seeing that I have now become a-political, I would never return upon the other side. What I actually suspect to be likely to happen is for the Anarchist movement to find itself in a fix and to beg me to bail them out of it à la "Gandalf the White", but I am hoping that my having left in protest will prevent that from ever needing to occur.
  • StreetlightX
    7.3k
    Trump, who has funnelled billions of public money into private hands pretending like he gives a shit about disparity and propagandist fucks like NOS being a nice little brown nosed bitch about it.
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k
    Trump trimming more fat.

    Trump moves to overhaul Tennessee Valley Authority leadership

    President Trump announced Monday he's firing the Tennessee Valley Authority chair and is pushing for the ouster of the corporate agency's CEO, citing the authority's outsourcing of American jobs and high compensation.

    Seated near TVA employees at a White House roundtable, the president blasted TVA chair James Thompson and CEO Jeffrey Lyash. Lyash is the highest paid federal employee, earning $8 million a year in total compensation. Mr. Trump said he's also removing board member Richard Howarth. The president said any new CEO must earn no more than $500,000.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-to-overhaul-overhaul-tennessee-valley-authority-leadership/
  • Benkei
    4.7k
    How is it trimming far if it isn't funded by taxpayer money?
  • praxis
    3.8k

    Maybe he’ll sign an executive order disallowing talking about death as a proportion of population.
  • Pierre-Normand
    1.6k
    Maybe he’ll sign an executive order disallowing talking about death as a proportion of population.praxis

    At today's news conference, while answering a journalist about precisely this issue, he essayed another metric. He said that if we exclude the deaths that occurred early on in blue states such as New York and New Jersey, then the U.S.A. death rate doesn't look so bad anymore compared with other countries. (Maybe he'll sign an executive order to expel those two states from the Union.)
  • Relativist
    1.6k
    He said that if we exclude the deaths that occurred early on in blue states such as New York and New Jersey, then the U.S.A. death rate doesn't look so bad anymore compared with other countries.Pierre-Normand
    A high death rate in blue states is win-win for Trump: fewer Democratic voters and he can blame Democrats.
  • Metaphysician Undercover
    8.8k

    What do you mean? He'd blame Democrats for having increased the death rate, by dying?
  • Benkei
    4.7k
    Democratic governors and mayors I think.
  • ssu
    4.3k
    The small clip clearly shows how totally clueless Trump is.

    It's no wonder why so many that have had to try to explain Trump issues have said he is a moron.

    But oh well, some Americans are OK with this.

    After all, rich people cannot be morons, right? :smirk:
  • Relativist
    1.6k
    He's blaming Democratic mayors and governors.
  • batsushi7
    45
    Trump is representation of American dream, such as wealth, power, and success.

    Best american philosopher i know is Donald Trump

    - God bless america, and us all.
  • Punshhh
    2.3k
    Maybe someone should just check if there is 2,700 tonnes of high explosive stored near the White House. Better safe than sorry.
  • ssu
    4.3k
    Likely not. Real estate prices are quite high around the White House, so nobody will use there the real estate as a storage space for fertilizer.

    But there is an equivalent of thousand times more than 2,700 tonnes of high explosives targeted at the White House that can explode above in just 20 minutes or so.
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k
    This is a great read from a whistleblower. A taste of things to come in the Spygate scandal.

    The Spies who Hijacked America
  • Michael
    9.7k
    Trump says Postal Service needs money for mail-in voting, but he’ll keep blocking funding

    President Trump says the U.S. Postal Service is incapable of facilitating mail-in voting because it cannot access the emergency funding he is blocking, and made clear that requests for additional aid were nonstarters in coronavirus relief negotiations.

    Trump, who has been railing against mail-in balloting for months, said the cash-strapped agency’s enlarged role in the November election would perpetuate “one of the greatest frauds in history.” Speaking Wednesday at his daily pandemic news briefing, Trump said he would not approve $25 billion in emergency funding for the Postal Service, or $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for election resources, citing prohibitively high costs.

    “They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can’t do it, I guess,” Trump said. “Are they going to do it even if they don’t have the money?”
  • 180 Proof
    4.8k
    hey, MAGAts - finally the whole truth and nothing but the truth...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6coWUDWF5w8

    :mask:
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k
    More peace in the Middle East thanks to Trump. Neocons on suicide watch.

    Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement
  • Baden
    12k
    Like Israel and the UAE were ever in danger of a conflict. LMFAO. The poor brainlets who think this means anything are beyond help.

    "Israel and the Emirates have long maintained a thinly veiled secret relationship over mutual interests, and the idea of formalizing it had come up several times over the past year."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/us/politics/trump-israel-united-arab-emirates-uae.html
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k
    The first domino falls in the Durham probe.

    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.

    Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department's inspector general's office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation.

    Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/durham-probe-ex-fbi-lawyer-to-plead-guilty-in-first-criminal-case-arising-from-review-attorney-says

    Not a good look for the Crossfire team.
  • 0 thru 9
    948
    Am I reading this correctly? Is Chump actually ordering US mailboxes to be carted away?

    Well, if so... thankfully there’s a contingency plan for mailing ballots. If no mailbox is available in the area, then voters are instructed to find the nearest person wearing a patriotic bright red MAGA hat, and shove the ballot up their butt. Go USPS! :up:
  • Benkei
    4.7k
    It's official, the US is a banana republic.
  • 0 thru 9
    948
    It's official, the US is a banana republic.Benkei

    For the first part of his term, Chump seemed (except to his rabid fans) to be more “dick” than “dictator”. Now, McDonald seems to be trying very hard to make up for lost time. Kind of a “tinfoil hat” dictator.

    For a man who has been spewing accusations of a “deep state” working against him to pull these obvious cheating ploys... it’s somewhat unnerving to see law, ethics, and the Constitution being pissed on. But not totally unexpected. He is now officially “The Swamp Thing” :scream: (coming soon to a socially distanced drive-in theatre near you!)
  • Echarmion
    2.2k


    Looks like someone expedited the plan.
  • NOS4A2
    4.8k


    Am I reading this correctly? Is Chump actually ordering US mailboxes to be carted away?

    Nope. It’s just a conspiracy theory.
  • 0 thru 9
    948
    Nope. It’s just a conspiracy theory.NOS4A2

    Thoughtful and in-depth argument. Mystery solved. ‘Kthxbye!

    If Huff Post is too leftist, here is the latest from CNN. Appears that the mailbox removal will stop in some areas. One doesn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to detect DT’s greasy little fingerprints all over this. Goes along with his general strategy lately, like trying to shut down TikTok. But whatever...
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