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Trumpality A new take on reality - or is it reality tv?

#1 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2016-September-27, 09:59

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In Trumpality, if you complain but then say, "but I'm not complaining," it means you do not complain.
In Trumpality, if you tweet a comment but don't actually say the words out loud it means you never said it.
In Trumpality, saying, "Believe me," makes all preceding statements true, regardless of truthfulness or facts.
In Trumpality, criticism by an so-so American businessman can cause a change in NATO policy toward terrorism.

Too bad Trump wasn't born Donald Bane. :P
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Posted 2016-September-27, 10:31

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Posted 2016-September-27, 17:37

I like Clintonese. In Clintonese, you can say every possible version of what might have happened except what actually did happen and then later claim that you have always been consistent. In Clintonese economics, the stock market booming because interest rates stay artificially low because the economy is so weak is proof the the economy is strong. In Clintonese, you can be completely against the gold standard of trade deals by simply claiming that the deal lacks some unspecified terms that would make it the platinum standard of trade deals. In Clintonese, making hundreds of millions of dollars from Wall Street speaking fees proves that you are looking out for the little guy. In Clintonese, moving from two wars that we are fighting to six wars that others are fighting is good diplomacy. In Clintonese, voting for war with a full intelligence briefing is ok, but responding with no such briefing with "meh" is really bad. In Clintonese religious views, cartoon frogs are the Great Satan.

I have to admit...Pepe the Frog is creepy.
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Posted 2016-September-27, 17:42

In Trumpality, being for Trump is rational.

Again, I am sure Kenrexford is a very intelligent person so there must be some other reason for him to adopt Trumpality. IMO, it is impossible for the basis of that choice to be cognizance so it must be something else. I can only hope there are fewer of his ilk voting in November than Hillary voters.
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Posted 2016-September-27, 21:47

View PostWinstonm, on 2016-September-27, 17:42, said:

In Trumpality, being for Trump is rational.

Again, I am sure Kenrexford is a very intelligent person so there must be some other reason for him to adopt Trumpality. IMO, it is impossible for the basis of that choice to be cognizance so it must be something else. I can only hope there are fewer of his ilk voting in November than Hillary voters.

He's trolling...
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Posted 2016-September-27, 22:21

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-27, 21:47, said:

He's trolling...


I don't know. He may be. But coming to USA from a country that is dominantly Islamic, I have seen people who actually believe the kind of stuff Kenrexford says.
In USA I learned 1 thing for sure, if the so called conservatives here and fundamentals in Islamic region were born in same country, they all would be voting for republican party. They simply have identical views, who accidentally born in different regions..
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Posted 2016-September-28, 03:14

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-27, 21:47, said:

He's trolling...


Mabe. But he is terrified of immigration. If you only care about one issue, a politician's stance on all other issues, and their character, and their past performance, count for little.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 04:32

View PostVampyr, on 2016-September-28, 03:14, said:

Mabe. But he is terrified of immigration. If you only care about one issue, a politician's stance on all other issues, and their character, and their past performance, count for little.

So true. That is why HRC should be excused for her horrible dealings with corrupt organizations, her atrocious record as SoS, her support of TPP, the state of the economy, the debt, and the like. She is strong on abortion.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 06:52

View PostMrAce, on 2016-September-27, 22:21, said:

I don't know. He may be. But coming to USA from a country that is dominantly Islamic, I have seen people who actually believe the kind of stuff Kenrexford says.
In USA I learned 1 thing for sure, if the so called conservatives here and fundamentals in Islamic region were born in same country, they all would be voting for republican party. They simply have identical views, who accidentally born in different regions..

Amen!
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Posted 2016-September-28, 06:56

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-27, 21:47, said:

He's trolling...


I think that its more likely that he's in the basket of deplorables...
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Posted 2016-September-28, 07:04

View Posthrothgar, on 2016-September-28, 06:56, said:

I think that its more likely that he's in the basket of deplorables...

It was interesting to see how many people who claim to loathe political correctness had a hissy fit when Hillary slipped up and told the truth about that segment of voters...
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Posted 2016-September-28, 08:17

I felt really sorry for her that day. She was just saying what most of her supporters think, but when you're the candidate you can't always speak candidly like that.

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Posted 2016-September-28, 08:18

In Trumpality, saying "I didn't say that" causes all the recordings of you saying that to be erased.

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Posted 2016-September-28, 08:41

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-27, 21:47, said:

He's trolling...


I hope that is the case; however, whatever his reasons, I still find the total number of Americans willing to cast a vote for Trump as an extremely troubling sign.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 08:49

View Postbarmar, on 2016-September-28, 08:17, said:

I felt really sorry for her that day. She was just saying what most of her supporters think, but when you're the candidate you can't always speak candidly like that.

For sure. But that inevitably leads to the criticism that she's not candid and genuine, and not likeable. Politics is a tough game.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 09:21

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-28, 07:04, said:

It was interesting to see how many people who claim to loathe political correctness had a hissy fit when Hillary slipped up and told the truth about that segment of voters...


47%?
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Posted 2016-September-28, 09:27

View PostPassedOut, on 2016-September-28, 07:04, said:

It was interesting to see how many people who claim to loathe political correctness had a hissy fit when Hillary slipped up and told the truth about that segment of voters...


Most of the folks complaining about political correctness simply object to people criticizing their tribe.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 11:05

View Postbarmar, on 2016-September-28, 08:17, said:

I felt really sorry for her that day. She was just saying what most of her supporters think, but when you're the candidate you can't always speak candidly like that.


I have had a long history of strongly resisting being placed in any basket, even a good basket, whatever that might be. I have come to realize I am a bit extreme in this, and that my reactions sometimes work to my detriment, but I think the general inclination of rejecting such placement is widely shared.

Placing people in baskets is not a trait I admire, and when it is applied to me personally I react very badly.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 11:52

View Postandrei, on 2016-September-28, 09:21, said:

47%?

A problem for Romney was that a substantial number of his 47% were older folks on social security who had paid income taxes for most of their lives, and Romney needed votes from that group. Clinton knows she's not going to get votes from Trump's basket of deplorables.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 14:26

View Postkenberg, on 2016-September-28, 11:05, said:

I have had a long history of strongly resisting being placed in any basket, even a good basket, whatever that might be. I have come to realize I am a bit extreme in this, and that my reactions sometimes work to my detriment, but I think the general inclination of rejecting such placement is widely shared.

Placing people in baskets is not a trait I admire, and when it is applied to me personally I react very badly.


I presume you aren't retweeting tweets from white supremacist accounts?
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