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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by headshot » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:25 am

Yeah sorry. I screenshot it on my phone, but couldn’t resize it small enough for the forum.

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:28 pm

headshot wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:25 am
Yeah sorry. I screenshot it on my phone, but couldn’t resize it small enough for the forum.
It’s been confirmed that is antimasker rather than insurrectionist

Although I guess there is a big crossover
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by tenchboy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:16 pm

Quicky from BBC Live for you.
New York City is terminating contracts with the Trump Organization following last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

"Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity," de Blasio told MSNBC. "So, the city of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization."

The Trump Organization has contracts to run the Central Park Carousel, two ice-skating rinks in Central Park and Ferry Point Golf Course in the Bronx. The contracts are worth $17m (£12.4m) annually, according to Reuters.

The city's chief lawyer, James E Johnson, said the president's "incitement of violence" was "an abomination".

"We have concluded that it is in the best interests of New Yorkers for the city to commence the process of cancelling these contracts and terminating its business ties with the Trump Organization,” he said.

Trump, who is from New York, has come under mounting pressure after last week's violence. He denies inciting the crowd and insists that he is the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Trump's son Eric, who has been running the family business with his brother since Trump took office, hit back in a statement to ABC, saying that the decision was “yet another example of Mayor de Blasio’s incompetence and blatant disregard for the facts.

“The City of New York has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe the Trump Organization over $30 million. This is nothing more than political discrimination and we plan to fight vigorously.”

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:32 pm

Talking of Eric for those people who don’t know who and what he is....

https://twitter.com/trumpsalert/status/ ... 20967?s=21
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:48 pm

Imagine being Donald Trump.

You inherited a fortune from your nasty Daddy, who was always mean to you and called you useless, stupid and incompetent, but in essence you’re out of your depth and don’t know what you’re doing and within a few years you’re bankrupt. You make a mental note to find out what incompetent means but you were only allowed to have Twitter and Pornhub installed and searching for incompetent on there brings back some really weird results.

Then a bunch of Russian mobsters offer to bank roll you as long as you help them get their money out of Russia and into US dollars. The money is rolling in and then you find out that you’re being investigated by the FBI.

You start to realize you’re totally f.cked and then someone says to you jokingly, “well if you were president of the United States they can’t touch you. Lol”.

That’s a good idea you think and the Russians seem to like the idea and since they still have the only copy of that P tape they bought of Ghislane Maxwell... shudder. Then unbelievably, you actually win and become the 45th President of the United States. But you’re still a clueless idiot.

Everyone around you realizes this and they come to the decision that the best course of action is to keep out of the way of the adults, and playing golf as often as possible. To make your feel like you have something important to do, where they think you can’t get into trouble, they let you use the Twitter account, because hey, it’s 140 characters. How much trouble can he get himself into?

Then it snowballs. You keep posting any old crazy sh.t. You literally say what you want and the crazier you write, the more likes it gets. It becomes additive. Let’s go crazier. More likes. This Twitter sh.t is better than golf. Ooh, and everyone that is nasty to you you fire. It’s just like The Apprentice. Great show. Fantastic show. You were great. Like a dog. Ferocious.

Then some white cop kills a black man and it incites protests across the country and black voters register in record numbers. Corona virus hits like a perfect storm and your narcissistic pride won’t let you wear a mask or take precautions and your huge echo chamber makes you feel like it’s best to pretend covid-19 is a hoax. You realize to late you’ve f.cked up and you can’t hold back the wave of dissent rolling across the country, just as the election looms. You need your second term. That FBI file is still waiting for you.

You lose the election. It’s close. You start getting desperate. You call in favors. You go all out offensive which just leads to embarrassing phone calls being taped and released. Your own party starts to desert you like rats leaving the sinking ship. Your own VP hates you and everything you now stand for.

That Twitter echo chamber has convinced you that there is an army of militia men armed to the teeth and willing to make sure you get your second term. Nothing to lose now. Except most of the people that turn up aren’t armed militia. They are just sheep. Your sheep, and they have no one to actually lead them. Your planned coup fails. A tinpot backwater Central American country can organize a better coup than yours. Pity you didn’t have the CIA helping you. They have a wealth of experience in organizing coups.

Before you know it you’ve incited sedition, nearly caused a coup d’etat and you’re facing your second impeachment.

And you’re a one term president and that hurts because it seems that nobody really likes you any more, even old faithful Fox News. At least Alex Jones will lick your flabby orange chocolate starfish.

And you’re facing more FBI issues than you started with when you tried to avoid the initial problem in the first place. And you’re bankrupt and the people you owe money to have a tendency to serve polonium tea. What a wild ride.

Now you’re going to be impeached. Twice. You’re great. No other president has ever managed that. Winner winner chicken dinner.

And they’ve kicked you off Twitter. You start to feel the urge to tweet. You need that dopamine hit, but every time you pick up your gold plated iPhone you are reminded that that rich a..hole Dorsey kicked you off Twitter and he has a bigger Gulfstream jet than you. Dickhead. You start to twitch and tremble. You’re having a breakdown.

You start to plan a new party. A great party. You’ll call it Trumplicans. Those Republicans are dead. You’ll show them. What a legacy you’ll have. You don’t need the money from those corporations. Your Trumplicunts will fund you with their stimulus checks. Those dumbwits haven’t even realized you’ve managed to pull of the most expensive socialist public tax-funded program ever in the history of the United States.

You hate the world. Where’s that nuclear football again? Do I turn the key to the left or the right? I wasn’t listening when they went over that bit because I was thinking about something angry to fit into 140 characters. Damn it. Now where’s your daughter? You need a cuddle.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by jimbob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:29 pm

From somewhere on Twitter:

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by jimbob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 pm

Apparently Trump is refusing to pay Rudy Giuliani for his (for want of a better phrase) legal work.

Who hadn't predicted that?
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Little waster » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:09 pm

jimbob wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 pm
Apparently Trump is refusing to pay Rudy Giuliani for his (for want of a better phrase) legal work.

Who hadn't predicted that?
TBF to Trump (not a particularly common sentence) would you pay for Rudy's performance?

I'm assuming at some point soon Giuliani will pull off his mask to reveal he was Sacha Baron Cohen all along as part of some sort of situiationist spectacle.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by JQH » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:27 pm

Giuliani and Sacha Baron Cohen have been seen in the same room so I suspect not.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Blackcountryboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:58 pm

JQH wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:27 pm
Giuliani and Sacha Baron Cohen have been seen in the same room so I suspect not.
Proves nothing. I remember seeing film of The President and Dr Strangelove having a conversation but they were both Peter Sellers.

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by jimbob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:00 pm

Little waster wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:09 pm
jimbob wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 pm
Apparently Trump is refusing to pay Rudy Giuliani for his (for want of a better phrase) legal work.

Who hadn't predicted that?
TBF to Trump (not a particularly common sentence) would you pay for Rudy's performance?

I'm assuming at some point soon Giuliani will pull off his mask to reveal he was Sacha Baron Cohen all along as part of some sort of situiationist spectacle.
I'm sure I commented along those lines somewhere. I admired Giuliani's grift and creative billing - was it $20k per day. But didn't understand why he thought it made the slightest difference to someone with a record of not paying his lawyers... which if he had any competent ones, would be a bigly mistake
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm

A caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by jimbob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:46 pm

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Some of these charging documents are quite something

https://twitter.com/charlesarthur/statu ... 00867?s=21

ETA

Also https://twitter.com/gregjaffe/status/13 ... 83841?s=21
Did I read the claim, "I dreamt that I was in the Capitol for 45 minutes and uploaded video from my dream" as a defence?
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Little waster » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:56 pm

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Some of these charging documents are quite something

https://twitter.com/charlesarthur/statu ... 00867?s=21

ETA

Also https://twitter.com/gregjaffe/status/13 ... 83841?s=21
I think this is the point in the cartoon when Bugs Bunny holds up a sign showing a metal threaded bolt and a baseball or possibly a damaged cauldron.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Grumble » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am

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Not sure how true this is - “friend of a friend” is always a bit sketchy - but funny and hopefully true.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:10 pm

This interview is astonishing

The lawyer represented the McCloskeys previously

https://twitter.com/cuomoprimetime/stat ... 65414?s=21
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by jimbob » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:15 pm

Grumble wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am
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Not sure how true this is - “friend of a friend” is always a bit sketchy - but funny and hopefully true.
Well Bumble has now removed its politics filter, according to https://twitter.com/allisonnorris/statu ... 51841?s=20

Meanwhile:

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm

“Death is the only remedy”

f.cking Hell

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/1 ... tn-vpx.cnn
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by JQH » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:23 pm

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm
“Death is the only remedy”

f.cking Hell

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/1 ... tn-vpx.cnn
Unwise thing to say when you're looking at trial in a jurisdiction where death is an option.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:51 pm

JQH wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:23 pm
Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm
“Death is the only remedy”

f.cking Hell

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/1 ... tn-vpx.cnn
Unwise thing to say when you're looking at trial in a jurisdiction where death is an option.
That was 30 minutes AFTER he tried to beat someone to death with a flagpole with an American flag on it. You’ll note his mates don’t disagree

This one says that life and death don’t matter before advertising her ability as an estate agent

https://twitter.com/zoetillman/status/1 ... 92325?s=21
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Little waster » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:22 pm

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:51 pm
JQH wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:23 pm
Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm
“Death is the only remedy”

f.cking Hell

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/1 ... tn-vpx.cnn
Unwise thing to say when you're looking at trial in a jurisdiction where death is an option.
That was 30 minutes AFTER he tried to beat someone to death with a flagpole with an American flag on it. You’ll note his mates don’t disagree

This one says that life and death don’t matter before advertising her ability as an estate agent

https://twitter.com/zoetillman/status/1 ... 6CE7F.jpeg
TBF pausing during an attempt to violently overthrow US democracy, in the name of Jesus, to shill on social media for one of your commercial interests is about as on-brand for a MAGAt as you can get.
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by nezumi » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:13 pm

Are we sure they didn't get the Capitol building mixed up with Disneyland?

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Stranger Mouse » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 pm

nezumi wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Are we sure they didn't get the Capitol building mixed up with Disneyland?
I’m still trying to figure out whether Trump can restrain himself from pardoning them
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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Matatouille » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:52 pm

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 pm
nezumi wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Are we sure they didn't get the Capitol building mixed up with Disneyland?
I’m still trying to figure out whether Trump can restrain himself from pardoning them
No chance of pardons, they failed. They failed him. They're losers.

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Re: Capitol Insurrection Schadenfreude

Post by Grumble » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Matatouille wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:52 pm
Stranger Mouse wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 pm
nezumi wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Are we sure they didn't get the Capitol building mixed up with Disneyland?
I’m still trying to figure out whether Trump can restrain himself from pardoning them
No chance of pardons, they failed. They failed him. They're losers.
Why, he barely knows them.
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