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Re: US Election

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:47 am

Little waster wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:57 am
Interesting that the Republican defence of Trump allegedly curling out a steaming log onto the graves of the US war-dead is:-

"Does that sound the sort of thing Trump would do?"

The answer to which will split exactly along party lines.

Today's cryptic crossword clue: "Coconutty chocolate bar, Captain Bonespurs allows Putin to pay Taliban fighters for a "Taste of Paradise" (6)"
Been backed up now by a Fox News journalist as well. It could be quite damaging for him. Most stuff isn't, but stuff like this cuts through to his base, which is why they're expending so much effort denying it so strongly.
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Re: US Election

Post by EACLucifer » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 am

jimbob wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:26 pm
EACLucifer wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:22 pm
Vertigowooyay wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:32 pm
What could possibly go wrong?

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Aside from the obvious safety risks, what an utterly useless holster that is, it must take forever to draw the pistol compared to a conventional holster, and it makes it obvious to any ne'er-do-well who to shoot first if things do kick off.
Yes, fumbling that could be interesting. Don't many handguns now come without safety catches?
Yes, but they are what are called "safe action" guns - with a long, heavy trigger pull, very much like a double action revolver, which traditionally has no safety catch.

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Re: US Election

Post by FlammableFlower » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:45 am

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:45 am
Haven't seen anyone mention this yet.
Hadn't seen that before. It surely can't be true? ...can it?

In other news, the Trump Navy sank at #Dumbkirk

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Re: US Election

Post by shpalman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:15 am

FlammableFlower wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:45 am
El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:45 am
Haven't seen anyone mention this yet.
Hadn't seen that before. It surely can't be true? ...can it?

In other news, the Trump Navy sank at #Dumbkirk
Trump himself has even spoken out in support of them. “I just wish I had time, I’d get on one of those boats, and I’d be carrying a flag also”

I wish he'd have been in one of those boats too.
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Re: US Election

Post by Bird on a Fire » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:47 am

More leaks - this time from a conversation between Trump and Theresa May
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/0 ... aid-trump/

It must be painful having to be diplomatic and respectful towards this chump even for someone as craven as May.
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Re: US Election

Post by FlammableFlower » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am

shpalman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:15 am
FlammableFlower wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:45 am
El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:45 am
Haven't seen anyone mention this yet.
Hadn't seen that before. It surely can't be true? ...can it?

In other news, the Trump Navy sank at #Dumbkirk
Trump himself has even spoken out in support of them. “I just wish I had time, I’d get on one of those boats, and I’d be carrying a flag also”

I wish he'd have been in one of those boats too.
Sheer f.cking fantasist. Same when he claimed he'd have rushed in at that school shooting "if he'd been there". I bet the US military is gutted that he missed the draft for Vietnam, he'd have won the war single-handedly.

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Re: US Election

Post by Vertigowooyay » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:25 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:11 pm
yeah, that was a good one. I didn't really laugh much, but I agreed the f.ck out of it
Yeah, sometimes the main story is just too depressing to be funny.

Luckily the final Danbury segment made me laugh an *awful* lot
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Re: US Election

Post by Little waster » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:39 pm

shpalman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:15 am
FlammableFlower wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:45 am

In other news, the Trump Navy sank at #Dumbkirk
Trump himself has even spoken out in support of them. “I just wish I had time, I’d get on one of those boats, and I’d be carrying a flag also”

I wish he'd have been in one of those boats too.
I’m sure there is some sort of metaphor for us all there but, for the life of me I can’t quite identify it.
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Re: US Election

Post by Grumble » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:59 am

Little waster wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:39 pm
shpalman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:15 am
FlammableFlower wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:45 am

In other news, the Trump Navy sank at #Dumbkirk
Trump himself has even spoken out in support of them. “I just wish I had time, I’d get on one of those boats, and I’d be carrying a flag also”

I wish he'd have been in one of those boats too.
I’m sure there is some sort of metaphor for us all there but, for the life of me I can’t quite identify it.
:?
The big waves were caused by big boats going too fast and swamping (heh) the smaller boats. If Trump has been there I think he’d have been on the biggest boat swamping the most people
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: US Election

Post by bjn » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 am

Q: What do you call a bunch of MAGA supporters floating about in Lake Travis?
Spoiler:

Shamelessly stolen from an Ars Technica forum.

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Re: US Election

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:04 pm

Grumble wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:59 am
Little waster wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:39 pm
I’m sure there is some sort of metaphor for us all there but, for the life of me I can’t quite identify it.
:?
The big waves were caused by big boats going too fast and swamping (heh) the smaller boats.
It's a pretty perfect metaphor for US society.

If the people in small boats didn't want to get swamped they should have been in bigger boats.
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Re: US Election

Post by Squeak » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:30 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Grumble wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:59 am

The big waves were caused by big boats going too fast and swamping (heh) the smaller boats.
It's a pretty perfect metaphor for US society.

If the people in small boats didn't want to get swamped they should have been in bigger boats.
And from what I understand, the weather conditions were near perfect, with 10kt winds, so it really was the fault of the inconsiderate idiots in the boats.

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Re: US Election

Post by bmforre » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:35 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:04 pm
If the people in small boats didn't want to get swamped they should have been in bigger boats.
Or in submarines. With torpedoes at the ready.

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Re: US Election

Post by jimbob » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:09 pm

bjn wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 am
Q: What do you call a bunch of MAGA supporters floating about in Lake Travis?
Spoiler:

Shamelessly stolen from an Ars Technica forum.
I'm really not going to check whether this photo is true.
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And it seems the smaller boats were swamped by selfish Trump supporters in larger boats. I think I could possibly shoehorn a metaphor in somewhere.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: US Election

Post by dyqik » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:30 pm

It's a 'shop.

But it's still true.

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Re: US Election

Post by nekomatic » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:28 pm

dyqik wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:30 pm
It's a blatant 'shop.
Retouched that for you.

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Re: US Election

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In the replies: "Poseidon for Biden"

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Re: US Election

Post by FlammableFlower » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:10 am

Is that the sound of Donald Trump throwing the head of the postal service under the bus? Could be...

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Re: US Election

Post by bolo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:05 pm

jimbob wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:32 pm
I hope the news story about the Trump boat rally boats being in distress is a metaphor for the campaign
Alexandra Petri today in the WaPo: "not since Moby Dick have I seen so many boats sent to the depths by a great white wail."

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Re: US Election

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am

Finally, a pun that made me chuckle.
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Re: US Election

Post by jimbob » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am
Finally, a pun that made me chuckle.
Go on, Water Gait and Proud Buoys were pretty good too.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: US Election

Post by headshot » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:07 am

jimbob wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am
Finally, a pun that made me chuckle.
Go on, Water Gait and Proud Buoys were pretty good too.
Water Gait? Huh??

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Re: US Election

Post by jimbob » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:09 am

headshot wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:07 am
jimbob wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am
Finally, a pun that made me chuckle.
Go on, Water Gait and Proud Buoys were pretty good too.
Water Gait? Huh??
When he couldn't walk down the ramp, and used two hands to drink with.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: US Election

Post by Little waster » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:15 am

headshot wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:07 am
jimbob wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am
Finally, a pun that made me chuckle.
Go on, Water Gait and Proud Buoys were pretty good too.
Walter Galt? Huh??
I think he's the guy from Atlas Shrugged.

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