Donald Trump, Psychopath

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Cadfael » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:14 pm

gargantua wrote:You're missing the point of the fake news claims. Fake news is only negative coverage of Trump and his administration. And anything that Trump doesn't believe in like climate change. Or basic human decency.

All it will take is for one person to tweet that Trump's policies had something to do with that lettuce thing.

I'd do it myself but don't have a twitter account.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Shorty » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Trump has told more than 6,420 lies as president, and his total abandonment of truth is eroding American democracy as we know it
https://www.businessinsider.com/while-a ... _nceULls7g

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Cadfael » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:18 pm

Trump is not telling lies because he wants you to believe them. He's telling them to prove how powerful he is. Anyone who can tell you the sky is green with no consequences is truly a great and powerful leader.

I like reading all those articles talking about his impending downfall and the houses of cards and no morale among his staff, and all those things. But I read them with the understanding that none of that has even slowed him down so far.

Well okay some of it has slowed him down. A little.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby gargantua » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:43 pm

Trump serves the extremely wealthy, probably without realizing it. He thinks he's one of them, but he serves them. He distracts the masses from things that matter, so that they might survive our impending extinction for a few extra decades. They know we're doomed. Best for them that we don't realize it for as long as possible. All over the world, the most wealthy and privileged consolidate their power, while setting the rest of us at each other's throats.
Whoever Polka plagiarized from is right, although maybe not for the right reasons.
The Earth is dying. Our "leaders" are suppressing the truth.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Cadfael » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:23 pm

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby IU2Bmanoletters » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:52 pm

Lord, it's gotten so bad, even the really very right, right, right wing Chief Justice Roberts had to weigh in. It goes without saying Trump has no meaningful understanding of judicial oversight, checks & balances, etc... at the federal, or any other level.
Just another day in political Hell... but FINALLY including a ray of hope or two, here, in long-beleaguered Wisconsin, following in the wake of November 6...

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Cadfael » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:28 am

Book sales:
Art of the Deal: 1.1 million copies in 32 years.
Becoming Michelle Obama: 1.4 million copies in the first week of its release.
Let's see Fox News spin that one.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Cadfael » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm

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I don't like to post facebook images because they go away after a while but I can't find this one on the regular interwebs and this is the best explanation of Trumpspeak I've ever found.

Edit 12/5: I had a bit of spare time this morning and transcribed it.
Series of tweets from
Emily of the state
@EmilyGorcenski

It's fascinating in a "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" sense. He begins a clause, and finishes it with nonsense filler words.

But his followers have already used their bias to fill in the meaning.

"You look at what happened in Sweden last night, they took in large numbes, they're having problems they never thought possible."

This isn't a sentence. It's three sentence fragments strung together that only make sense if you fill in the meaning.

Sweden didn't take in large number of anything the night before, nor did they have problems taking in large numbers. No, this is innuendo.

And none of us know what it's supposed to mean because we're trying to reconstruct logical sentences, and not filling in with our biases.

The sentence makes perfect sense to his followers. A large number of muslim refugees caused problems that the lying media isn't reporting.

This style of speaking reinforces the biases of the listener, that's why it's so dangerous. We can't treat it as if Obama is speaking ConLaw.

Trump "says it like it is" by saying the first part of a thought and letting the listener fill in the rest. Exactly as it is in their mind.
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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:56 pm

The CEO of Google appeared in front of a congressional panel and was asked why a photo of Trump shows up in Google Images when the search is for "idiot."

That is the very meaning of a tautology.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Trump has gone off the deep end (again). This time it's his threat to take Saturday Night Live to court because they make fun of him.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby gozer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:14 pm

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elmo's on p b s singing about it right now:
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The State oppresses and the law cheats.
Tax bleeds the unfortunate.
No duty is imposed on the rich;
The rights of the poor is an empty phrase.
Enough languishing in custody!
Equality wants other laws:
No rights without duties, she says,
Equally, no duties without rights.

Chorus
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby gargantua » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:45 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Trump has gone off the deep end (again). This time it's his threat to take Saturday Night Live to court because they make fun of him.

I have to imagine that they appreciate the free publicity, and enjoy knowing that they get under his skin.

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Re: Donald Trump, Psychopath

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:13 pm

gargantua wrote:... enjoy knowing that they get under his skin.

Which seems to be paper thin. Trump can dish it out, but can't take it.


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