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#1 KSB2424

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:13 PM

Great article from The Atlantic which is spot on IMO.   As a voter who was against Trump but dislike the snot nosed, riding a high horse, leftist liberal Hollywood elitist, and Gen Y snowflakes even worse, this article is right up my alley.  

 

Late Night Television is unwatchable, it's worse than the Kardashians.   One Trick Ponies at this point.

 

 

https://www.theatlan...f-trump/521472/


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

What did the writer mean by short dangerous presidency of JFK?

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

My boss is die-hard conservative. He believes media moguls and Obama would get together and try to think of ways to destroy the US. That's not an exaggeration.  

 

I tried to explain to him the reason there are so many bad news stories about Trump is because he's incredible click-bait. They'd cover any news story that sells, no matter what side of the political isle.

 

But he didn't buy it. "Every news station is biased, every newspaper is biased, and the entire internet is biased - especially Google (so even don't bother checking his supposed facts). The only place you'll hear the truth is Fox News." 

 

I don't know how rich/smart people like him can be taken for such a ride. He's out of his frikin mind.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

I hate snowflakes so much I voted for a mentally ill, narcissistic, nationalist, unfit jackass to run my country.

And people wonder why others think Trump fans are idiots.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:33 PM

I hate snowflakes so much I voted for a mentally ill, narcissistic, nationalist, unfit jackass to run my country.

And people wonder why others think Trump fans are idiots.


Being a nationalist is a bad thing? Why?

#6 KSB2424

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:35 PM

I hate snowflakes so much I voted for a mentally ill, narcissistic, nationalist, unfit jackass to run my country.

And people wonder why others think Trump fans are idiots.


I'm happy you got that out of your system. Any thoughts on the article itself?
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#7 Sho Nuff

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

I'm happy you got that out of your system. Any thoughts on the article itself?

Was it any different than your post where you let other people's thoughts decide something for you rather than that person's own merit?

Similar as fools who think that people calling Trump supporters dumb gained him more support.

#8 KSB2424

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

Wait. Wut?

For the record I tried. I really did.

I'll go back on hiatus now from "political" threads. It's just not safe to become dumber here whilst trying to engage.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

Great article from The Atlantic which is spot on IMO.   As a voter who was against Trump but dislike the snot nosed, riding a high horse, leftist liberal Hollywood elitist, and Gen Y snowflakes even worse, this article is right up my alley.  
 
Late Night Television is unwatchable, it's worse than the Kardashians.   One Trick Ponies at this point.
 
 
https://www.theatlan...f-trump/521472/


It was interesting read but I feel it doesn't but I think as far as it giving fuel to Trumps rise it takes away from the substantive issues that actually led to it. And the hit pieces the likes of Samantha Bee does are played out and obvious at this point. But it's comfort food for the left.

#10 Sho Nuff

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Wait. Wut?

For the record I tried. I really did.

I'll go back in hiatus now from "political" threads. It's just not safe to become dumber here whilst trying to engage.


It may be impossible for you to become any dumber.

#11 KSB2424

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

It may be impossible for you to become any dumber.

 

:sigh:

 

The article isn't trying to sway you to vote or think any certain way from a political POV, rather a piece on how...............awe fock it.   I'm not wasting my time. 

 

:lol:


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#12 Cdub100

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

My boss is die-hard conservative. He believes media moguls and Obama would get together and try to think of ways to destroy the US. That's not an exaggeration.  

 

I tried to explain to him the reason there are so many bad news stories about Trump is because he's incredible click-bait. They'd cover any news story that sells, no matter what side of the political isle.

 

But he didn't buy it. "Every news station is biased, every newspaper is biased, and the entire internet is biased - especially Google (so even don't bother checking his supposed facts). The only place you'll hear the truth is Fox News." 

 

I don't know how rich/smart people like him can be taken for such a ride. He's out of his frikin mind.

 

He's right. Everything is biased, including fox. Google is getting really really bad though.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

My boss is die-hard conservative. He believes media moguls and Obama would get together and try to think of ways to destroy the US. That's not an exaggeration.  

 

I tried to explain to him the reason there are so many bad news stories about Trump is because he's incredible click-bait. They'd cover any news story that sells, no matter what side of the political isle.

 

But he didn't buy it. "Every news station is biased, every newspaper is biased, and the entire internet is biased - especially Google (so even don't bother checking his supposed facts). The only place you'll hear the truth is Fox News." 

 

I don't know how rich/smart people like him can be taken for such a ride. He's out of his frikin mind.

 

Well, let's see.  He is rich and smart.  I'm presuming you aren't rich or as successful.  Is it possible he isn't the one being taken for a ride?  :dunno:


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

 

Well, let's see.  He is rich and smart.  I'm presuming you aren't rich or as successful.  Is it possible he isn't the one being taken for a ride?   :dunno:

 

Perhaps, but when he swears Iraq had those WMD's, but secretly shipped them all to Syria, I have to question his honesty / intelligence.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:22 PM

 
:sigh:
 
The article isn't trying to sway you to vote or think any certain way from a political POV, rather a piece on how...............awe fock it.   I'm not wasting my time. 
 
:lol:

psst...on how idiots like you blame other people for you supporting a jackhole like Trump.

#16 Sho Nuff

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

 
He's right. Everything is biased, including fox. Google is getting really really bad though.


No...he isn't right.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:52 PM

 
He's right. Everything is biased, including fox. Google is getting really really bad though.


Serious question. I'm not a big tech/internet person, and I don't doubt that it may be true, but how is Google getting out of hand?

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:23 PM

 

Perhaps, but when he swears Iraq had those WMD's, 

I'd say to ask the 50k + dead Kurds about this.  Oh wait...you can't :(


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:45 AM

Nothing helped Trump more than the DNC rigging the primaries for Hillary. She was a terrible candidate and is a terrible human.
Smart people know this and voted the lesser of 2 evils.
Thank you DNC and dumb fock Hillary supporters.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:06 AM

Pretty solid showing of the Lonely Trolls here.

WMD? Jesus.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:18 AM

Nothing helped Trump more than the DNC rigging the primaries for Hillary. She was a terrible candidate and is a terrible human.
Smart people know this and voted the lesser of 2 evils.
Thank you DNC and dumb fock Hillary supporters.
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#22 Sho Nuff

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:19 AM

This


Other than Trump proving he isn't the lesser of any evils. He is everything bad Hillary was...yet also completely clueless about the job and how to govern.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

Other than Trump proving he isn't the lesser of any evils. He is everything bad Hillary was...yet also completely clueless about the job and how to govern.


Well he is the greater of the 2 evils but he ran a populist campaign and that is what was going to win this election. Clinton ran completely on a I'm not Trump platform and believe it or not people actually wanted the issues discussed.

I still stand by the thinking Bernie would have best Trump soundly

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

Article/book came out just yesterday. The clintons were good at one thing for sure for a long time which was campaigning. They had it down to a freaking science. But this book is all about what a shitshow entire campaign was. And the big part of it was Hilarys just arrogance and disconnect. She couldn't understand why people liked Bernie so much and not her.

Basically, she thought the Democratic crown and therefore the presidency was her god-given right.

If we are going to point to one thing that got Trump elected, it was just the absolute incompetence of the Hillary campaign. The Dems should have beaten this clown Handily.

But they forgot that it wasn't the nineteen-nineties anymore.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:45 AM

Serious question. I'm not a big tech/internet person, and I don't doubt that it may be true, but how is Google getting out of hand?

 

They were altering organic search results up until the election. 

 

Here watch this: http://insider.foxne...-search-results

 

It seems small, but considering there are over 3 billion Google searches each day, you can see how it can become a problem with the masses.

 

I work with Google/Adwords/Analytics/My Business all day everyday, I am absolutely sure they are doing this. And it sucks because they are so compartmentalized you can't call anyone out.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

 

He's right. Everything is biased, 

 

fact not opinion


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

I think the point of the article is pretty solid.  It's not terribly well written but I do support the argument that many of these shows not only try to tell you what to think but also call you a idiot, loser, etc if you don't agree with them.


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start with this premise..

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:44 AM

I find a certain unsubtle irony that is nonetheless lost on our poor Trumpsters and Faux Fiends. 

 

They spend about half their time lambasting the whiny 'libruhls' who just HAVE to be 'victims' all the time. 

 

...And then spend the other half of the time talking about  how the big bad world is lined up against them.

 

The irony is rich and redolent  - yet seemingly opaque to them. 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:41 AM

The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms.


Just what part of the military dodge neuter?
Was he actually fixated in bathrooms (no...he wasn't...it was a tiny issue of his presidency)

Also...what has Trump done to change this? His presidency thus far has been a repudiation of what he campaigned on. He simply can't do much of any what he campaigned on.
And he has accepted many of Obamas policies that he was most vocal against. The good of it all is that he simply can't do the stuff he thought he could.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:54 AM

Serious question. I'm not a big tech/internet person, and I don't doubt that it may be true, but how is Google getting out of hand?

 

Google changes their predictive algorithm to show some candidates in a good light and other in a bad light.

 

Google changed the definition of fascism from being left wing to being right wing

 

Google edits its trending feed to remove conservative articles including wikileaks

 

Go to google and type in "Hillary Clinton is w" and see what you get. Do the same thing for bing, yahoo, duckduckgo etc...

 

Google will edit their home page to highlight Islamic traditions and random people nobody has ever heard of. But nothing for Easter or Flag day

 

Here is a great artile about some of the ways Google attemped to rig the election in Hillary's favor: https://sputniknews....ation-election/


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

Its funny.....we lap up the Everyman approach by late night hosts by which we see candidates for the most powerful office in the world yuck it up while glossing over more serious questions about their past and their ideologies. We chuckle when they dumb down the Presidency because hey, these guys are just like you and me. It's ok for the media to call us dumb as long as they don't single anyone out according to their political beliefs.

But when cable entertainment news runs stories that try to walk that tightrope between information and entertainment we get offended because it comes off as arrogant? The author seems confused. Media/tainment is well within bounds to make fun of Trump because he's Trump but when doing that be careful not to hurt the feelings of his supporters. :rolleyes:

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#33 Baker Boy

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:19 AM

Just what part of the military dodge neuter?
Was he actually fixated in bathrooms (no...he wasn't...it was a tiny issue of his presidency)
Also...what has Trump done to change this? His presidency thus far has been a repudiation of what he campaigned on. He simply can't do much of any what he campaigned on.
And he has accepted many of Obamas policies that he was most vocal against. The good of it all is that he simply can't do the stuff he thought he could.


Bit by bit, Trump methodically undoing Obama policies
http://hosted2.ap.or...a645a7cfd3c31ed
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:26 AM

 

Google changes their predictive algorithm to show some candidates in a good light and other in a bad light.

 

Google changed the definition of fascism from being left wing to being right wing

 

Google edits its trending feed to remove conservative articles including wikileaks

 

Go to google and type in "Hillary Clinton is w" and see what you get. Do the same thing for bing, yahoo, duckduckgo etc...

 

Google will edit their home page to highlight Islamic traditions and random people nobody has ever heard of. But nothing for Easter or Flag day

 

Here is a great artile about some of the ways Google attemped to rig the election in Hillary's favor: https://sputniknews....ation-election/

 

When did they do that? First I heard, I believe you but damn didn't even hear that. 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:26 AM

Bit by bit, Trump methodically undoing Obama policies
http://hosted2.ap.or...a645a7cfd3c31ed

 

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#36 Cdub100

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

 

When did they do that? First I heard, I believe you but damn didn't even hear that. 

 

I don't know when they changed but I was made aware of the change in February. 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

I don't know when they changed but I was made aware of the change in February.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:53 AM

 
I don't know when they changed but I was made aware of the change in February. 


Wow. Just wow. They control Hollywood, Pop music, and a big chunk of the news and now Fockin Google is in on it and they still get rejected. When will they wake up and put their far left insanity back in the corner?

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:31 PM

Wow. Just wow. They control Hollywood, Pop music, and a big chunk of the news and now Fockin Google is in on it and they still get rejected. When will they wake up and put their far left insanity back in the corner?

 

Facebook is in on it too. 

 

Watch this:

 

The scariest part is both of these enormous companies (Google, FB) have both taken a pledge to crack down on "fake news" uhhh.....they are going to alter the masses mind. Literally going to turn into SkyNet, watch. 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

 

:sigh:

 

The article isn't trying to sway you to vote or think any certain way from a political POV, rather a piece on how...............awe fock it.   I'm not wasting my time. 

 

:lol:

 

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