The narratives about Trump thread.


#2443

To be fair I wouldn’t have liked a person who voted for trump before. Until I saw how annoying people on the left are. They literally moved me over, or perhaps where I am politically was moved under my feet? I’d aim for someone in the middle if I could still.

But all trump staffers have to do I live in Virginia where most people working DC do anyways. Virginia is pretty conservative, a little bit annoyingly so imo from when I lived there.


#2444

Oh, it is all clear to us now .


#2445


#2446

and still , they can’t understand why Trump will win again


#2447

Why aren’t tourists allowed to vote? After all they’re carrying money that they’ll use to benefit the country and increase the overall wealth. And that’s not even considering the all important cultural enrichment they can bring along with them!
Their voices deserve to be heard.


#2448

I do believe the courts overturned that cake business.

And hypocrisy has never been against the law. It can, however, sometimes be a bad PR move.

Actually, the law is a tricky thing:

In unrelated news, a study shows DC has a higher concentration of psychopaths than anywhere else in the country. Connecticut came in second.

I’ve been to Connecticut. Those people are assholes.


#2449

For the record, I stand by each of those. Developments are already vindicating me, in case you haven’t been paying attention.


#2450

Probably a lot of assholes in CT, because so many hedge funds based there.
One can start with Stephen Cohen and his ilk.


#2451

Will women ever recover?


#2452

Say, whatever happened to that guy with the imaginary mountains of studies?


#2453

he’s the same guy developing/enhancing the meme “mountains of studies”


#2454

things got a bit tad interesting again…

“Plaintiffs argue that this President’s words strike at fundamental standards of respect and tolerance, in violation of our constitutional tradition. But the issue before us is not whether to denounce the statements. It is instead the significance of those statements in reviewing a Presidential directive, neutral on its face, addressing a matter within the core of executive responsibility. In doing so, we must consider not only the statements of a particular President, but also the authority of the Presidency itself.”


#2455

Meh, maybe they can get a Hawaiian judge to overrule the Supreme Court.


#2456

Another ruling today that’s flying under the radar.

CNN: This story is breaking and will be updated.

Basically, it struck down a 2015 California state law that forced pro-life medical clinics to promote abortion by posting abortion advertisements on their websites and waiting room walls.


#2457

At least we know the main subject of the outraged media in the coming week or so!


#2458

I didn’t even know what faith-based pregnancy centers were. I figured they were abortion clinics for women impregnated by immaculate conception.


#2459

Time for a meta observation. The rhetoric is getting increasingly violent, and after what happened to Scalise we should perhaps take it seriously.

What we’re seeing here is the moral narcissism of the far left at its ugliest. They want to start killing people because they feel those people are the evil ones, and nothing less than killing them has worked. But what if killing doesn’t work?

The first American civil war did not work out well for the Confederacy. Just saying.

Now, if you truly believe your cause is so mind-bogglingly righteous that anyone who opposes you is subhuman by definition, then it makes sense to do whatever it takes to destroy that subhuman enemy. If the zombies are invading, destroy the zombies before they destroy humanity. But here’s the problem: if all this is true, why do you keep losing, over and over again? Why does the “idiot” and “fascist” other side keep winning… “unexpectedly?”

Face it. The universe has taken sides, and it hasn’t taken your side. The very fabric of reality is signaling that your cause is not just.

This is what Lost Cause Theory refuses to accept. God was not on the side of the South. He just wasn’t. The South lost the war because reasons. But those reasons add up to something, and they refuse to do the math.

Abraham Lincoln tried to forgive the South, for the sake of national unity and good feeling. John Wilkes Booth made it perfectly clear what he thought of that. And Booth proved his point by making it. You can offer forgiveness, but you can’t force it on people. If they won’t admit they were wrong, even a little bit, then forgiveness is a dead letter.

To offer forgiveness is condescension. It presumes moral superiority. The Union Army had won for Lincoln the right to condescend. But he was still saying, in effect: “we were right all along, you were wrong all along, and it’s time for you to admit it so we can all move on.” This is something that moral narcissists cannot bear. Booth would literally rather die than admit that. And die he did. Fucking stupid honor culture.

Something to think about for when the Reconstruction begins. Don’t burn all your bridges, lefties. It’s not all about you, and if you try to make it all about you, it will go even worse for you.


#2460

He was one step from Pelosi’s seat.
He lost to insurgent candidate Ocasio-Cortez, his first primary challenge in 14 years,

Say what you want about Trump, a lot of his tweets are funny.
Just the last line below brought a chuckle out.

Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018

#2461

Like this one…
so direct and refreshing. instead of politicians (on the right and the left) talking sheet behind each other’s back to reporters, we have one who is just upfront about it (like the first line):

Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows? Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018

#2462

I doubt his vanquisher will be a Trump humper. This just further supports my point that the political center is washed up. Anyone who talks of moderation and compromise may as well be talking about unicorns.

Now there’s something bracing about a choice between clear alternatives. Especially when one of them demonstrably works and the other demonstrably doesn’t. The debates won’t be civil, but decorum is so overrated anyway. The debates will, however, be enlightening for a change.

The era of polite bullshit is finally over. The politeness died first; now we’re gonna kill off the bullshit that was using it for cover.

The universe is binary at its heart. All shades of gray are illusions, due to deficiencies of perception. Yin and yang meet at a fractal boundary; lesser minds get lost in its branches, thinking they’ve found a middle ground or a gray area. But no illusion lasts forever. That’s the nature of illusions. Sooner or later either the deceived one wises up and sees reality, or he gets destroyed by reality.

The fractal boundary is chaos. A superior mind and will can create something new out of chaos. A middling mind has the good sense to retreat from it into simplistic black-and-white thinking, which is a huge step up from the pseudo-sophisticated sophistries of relativism. The pseudo-sophisticated are gradually destroyed by the fractal. What they can’t handle and won’t leave be rots out their intellect and then their souls.

And then there are… or were… those who flee from all of this. They can’t handle either clarity or chaos. These were the centrists, the compromisers, the splitters of the difference; self-styled peacemakers chasing a false promise of easy peace without war. They’re just about wiped out now. Because peace simply doesn’t work that way.

So, yeah. Give me a young, naive socialist to debate. We’ll use her to show all that’s wrong with her point of view. Let her be the poster child for that particular error. Because the even stupider moderates are out of the way now, and the chaos that ate them alive has been mastered.

We’ve had two Discordian presidents in a row. But only one of them knew how to use chaos constructively. Any jackass can use it to destroy.