A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


#7384

It’s Monday morning in America


#7385

The Daily Star is low-grade fish-wrap, but Dr. Janja Lalich is a solid expert in the field.


#7386

… the USMCA stipulates that Mexican trucks that cross the border into the United States must meet higher safety regulations and that Mexican workers must have more ability to organize and form unions.

Ⱦrump loves job killing environmental measures, burdensome worker protections, and anti-worker trade unions as long as they’re in Mexico.


#7387

#7388

#7389

Well the letters are obviously out of order. Shall we pronounce it like MUSCA, “the fly”?

Or maybe MUCAS


#7390

Becoming Russia in 3, 2, 1…


#7391

This means that Harvard students will have to learn about proper butt chugging technique from LiveLeak videos


#7392

Harry Wormwood may be the perfect embodiment of the TGOP.

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#7393

Ha!


#7394

#7395

Paper Says Russia Weaponized Star Wars Fans:

"Political discourse on social media is seen by many as polarized, vitriolic and permeated by falsehoods and misinformation. Political operators have exploited all of these aspects of the discourse for strategic purposes, most famously during the Russian social media influence campaign during the 2016 Presidential election in the United States and current, similar efforts targeting the U.S. elections in 2018 and 2020. The results of the social media study presented in this paper presents evidence that political influence through manipulation of social media discussions is no longer exclusive to political debate but can now also be found in pop culture. Specifically, this study examines a collection of tweets relating to a much-publicized fan dispute over the Star Wars franchise film Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The study finds evidence of deliberate, organized political influence measures disguised as fan arguments. The likely objective of these measures is increasing media coverage of the fandom conflict, thereby adding to and further propagating a narrative of widespread discord and dysfunction in American society. Persuading voters of this narrative remains a strategic goal for the U.S. alt-right movement, as well as the Russian Federation. The results of the study show that among those who address The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson directly on Twitter to express their dissatisfaction, more than half are bots, trolls/sock puppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme right-wing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls. The paper concludes that while it is only a minority of Twitter accounts that tweet negatively about The Last Jedi, organized attempts at politicizing the pop culture discourse on social media for strategic purposes are significant enough that users should be made aware of these measures, so they can act accordingly.
(PDF) Weaponizing the haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation. . Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328006677_Weaponizing_the_haters_The_Last_Jedi_and_the_strategic_politicization_of_pop_culture_through_social_media_manipulation [accessed Oct 02 2018].


#7396

I fixed that for you


#7397

Cowards.


#7398

If only we could convince all these assholes to go start their own new country on the whitest continent on Earth…Antarctica.


#7399

#7400

So, the FBI haven’t even interviewed Dr Ford.

How much money is being wasted on this sham?


#7401

What a FUCKING PRICK!

mr%20rogers


#7402

LEWIS: Well, it was a response to what I’d found about how the Trump administration had gone about taking over the federal government. What kind of lights a fire under me is when I discovered that the Obama administration had spent the better part of a year and thousands of people’s lives preparing essentially the best course that had ever been created in how to run the federal government or what was going on inside the federal government and that this course was meant to be delivered to whoever won the election the day after the election - starting the day after the election.

And by law, anybody who’s likely to get elected - the candidates of the two major parties - are required to prepare to receive the briefings. And Christie saw this, and he saw that the person the Trump campaign had sent knew nothing about government. And so he called Corey Lewandowski, who was running the campaign, and said, look; I’ll go do if no one else will because we really need someone who understands government to get involved.

But this is where it gets curious. Christie does wrangle a few - raise a few million dollars to abide by the federal law. And he builds, actually, I think, a quite good transition. They had hundreds of people who were really qualified to go into the various departments and receive the government from the Obama administration. So the Obama administration has built this great course in how the government works. It’s, you know, hundreds of briefing books that had been compiled over the past year. And it’s not an ideological briefing. You give the same briefing whether the Democrat or the Republican wins. And it really is just explaining how they dealt with problems so you understood. So this is how we dealt with the Zika virus, so if you have another pandemic or a threat of a pandemic, here’s how you might do it. You might disagree with how we did it, but this is how we did it.

And an awful lot of what’s supposed to go on there is just that - this is - these are the problems; this is what this department does; this is how you do it. And Trump took all those people who were meant to receive those briefings and fired them the day after the election, so he had nobody to go into these places to receive the briefings.

If no one has trashed those course materials yet, someone needs to gather and preserve them, screw it if they’re classified or not, so that whomever has to pick up the pieces afterwards has a starting point.


#7403

Yeah I hope they exfil’d some back-ups. For when we boot up our back-up government.