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billybrown
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posted 22 Dec 2019 19:13, edited 22 Dec 2019 19:13



billybrown
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22 Dec 2019 19:16
Investing so much energy in chatting about politics is nan.
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

22 Dec 2019 19:51
Politics shapes our lives.
Sholto
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posted 28 Dec 2019 16:24, edited 28 Dec 2019 16:24
Interviewer 1: You mention the bible, you've been talking about how it's your favorite book. And you said, I think last night in Iowa, some people are surprised that you say that. I'm wondering what one or two of your most favored bible verses are and why.

Trump: Well I-I wouldn't want to get into it because to me, that's very personal. You know, when I talk about the bible it's very personal, so I don't want to get into verses, I don't want to get into-

Interviewer 1: There's no- There's no verses that- mean a lot to you, or-

Trump: No, no

Interviewer 1: that mean a lot to you, that you think about or cite

Trump: The- The bible means a lot to me, but, I don't want to get into specifics.

Interviewer 1: Even to cite a verse that you like.

Trump: No. I don't want to do that.

Interviewer 2: Are you an old testament guy or a new testament guy?

Trump: Uh… Probably… Equal. I think it's just, an incredible… the whole bible is an incredible- I joke, uh, very much so that they always hold up "The Art of the Deal" I say "My second favorite book of all time!"
toocan
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858 posts since 7/11/07

28 Dec 2019 16:37
I like when he vocalises his stream of consciousness. My personal fave

“Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are — nuclear is so powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right, who would have thought? — but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us, this is horrible.”
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

28 Dec 2019 18:00
“I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really, we do it without, like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical – the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth, right? The brain. More important than the mouth is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
illwill
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4101 posts since 17/5/04

28 Dec 2019 18:21
It's like Shithotfaketan is back
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

28 Dec 2019 21:48
10. "No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It's like – it was like Special Olympics, or something." –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)
9. "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." -–after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)
8. "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009
7. "What I was suggesting – you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…" –in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified, Sept.
7, 2008
6. "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009
5. "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." – defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008
4. "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." —commenting on a white police officer's arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009. Obama later had to convene a "Beer Summit" at the White House to help tamp down the controversy stirred by his remark
3. "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." –speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser about his troubles winning over some small-town, working-class voters, April 11, 2008
2. "One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world – Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb.

5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)
1. "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." —at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008
Bonus Quotes

"R-S-P-E-C-T." –flubbing the spelling of Aretha Franklin's famous song "Respect" while paying tribute to the iconic singer, New York, NY (March 6, 2014)


"Even though most people agree… I'm presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right." –mixing up Star Wars and Star Trek references while discussing working with Republicans in Congress (March 1, 2013)

"And finally, Bos, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis." –joking at a fundraiser in Boston about the Red Sox trading their beloved slugger Kevin Youkilis to Chicago White Sox, Obama's hometown team. The line drew boos from the audience. (June 25, 2012)
"One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world – Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)
"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010
fudge.dredd
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28 Dec 2019 22:24
70 million voted for him.

If you don’t like democracy, off you go to Venezuela.

Cool

Happy new year FUK’ers - from the Holy Land
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

29 Dec 2019 07:25
yeah I liked Obama when he aced Bin Laden the right way. Apart from that he was a terrible president, f ucked up health care for millions of Americans, Bengahzi - Hilldog's fault but under his watch, Flying Iran billions of dollars in cash to appease them, appeasing anything under the sun, talking bad about his own country overseas, US economy was a basket case, millions of black Americans out of work under his administration, he was a true deep state inductee, loyal to the elites and the puppet masters behind the scenes. But now? He looks f ucking extremely sane compared to the dems of today, the AOC squad and Pelosi.

Thank God for Trump. The people have spoken, The real f ucking world is different to Twitter. Do you understand that 2019 people? Do you fuc king understand? I accepted Obama was legit elected. Do you understand Trump was too? You can't only support democracy when it goes your way, you STUPID FU CKING IDIOTS
morning mist
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29 Dec 2019 08:15
YLAup
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5602 posts since 5/9/11

29 Dec 2019 09:50
fudge.dredd wrote: 70 million voted for him.

If you don’t like democracy, off you go to Venezuela.

Cool

Happy new year FUK’ers - from the Holy Land

Where are you fudge, Jerusalem?
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

posted 29 Dec 2019 09:53, edited 29 Dec 2019 09:53
fudge.dredd wrote: 70 million voted for him.

If you don’t like democracy, off you go to Venezuela.

Cool

Happy new year FUK’ers - from the Holy Land

Laughing out loud what is it about Trump and his idiot supporters lying all the time?

Clinton ended up with 65,844,954 votes (48.2%) compared to Donald Trump's 62,979,879 (46.1%), beating the president-elect by 2.9 million votes.

I'm not disputing he won - interestingly you're not disputing that he sounds like he is getting dimentia. If one of your parents spoke like any of the above quotes you would think there was something seriously wrong with them.


Flying Iran billions of dollars in cash to appease them

Sure he did pal. I too, believe memes and the orange dimentia grandad without question.
https://www.factcheck.org/2019/03/obama-didnt-give-iran-150-billion-in-cash/

he was a true deep state inductee, loyal to the elites and the puppet masters behind the scenes.

Laughing out loud do you actually believe this shit?? Wow dude that's a hot take,

rant climaxing with STUPID FU CKING IDIOTS

Laughing out loud people are really going off the deep end for the cult of Trump

toocan
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858 posts since 7/11/07

29 Dec 2019 10:29
Whats with the butthurt? It's just bizarre/interesting to read ain't it? I dont think people are necessarily picking sides politically.

Like a Charlie Sheen at his peak or an Amanda Bynes monologue. It's sad, but
It's a car crash you cant help but look and follow the trial
ismvil
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29 Dec 2019 12:20
https://youtu.be/DUQP-RRinl0
fudge.dredd
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29 Dec 2019 15:10
YLAup wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: 70 million voted for him.

If you don’t like democracy, off you go to Venezuela.

Cool

Happy new year FUK’ers - from the Holy Land

Where are you fudge, Jerusalem?

Well, Tel Aviv. Not quite the ‘holy land’ but I meant Israel.
ismvil
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1576 posts since 16/9/11

29 Dec 2019 17:11
Check out Popina for dinner if you can, great place.
Superprecise
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posted 29 Dec 2019 21:10, edited 29 Dec 2019 21:10
I am 100% open to other people's opinions even when they are uncomfortable. It's essential to proper debate and society in general, and the left especially have become extremely intolerant of diversity of thought.

BUT

If you think Trump is answer then you are a moron. That he was democratically elected makes no difference at all - of course his presidency is legitimate but that does not automatically give credibility or merit to the inane, vindictive, idiotic, crass shite that spills forth from his vile pouting face-anus. If you just like sticking it to lefties then just own it.
fudge.dredd
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29 Dec 2019 23:19
Trump best president they’ve ever had.

Fact.
fudge.dredd
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30 Dec 2019 01:06