The Gallery of Trump-Inspired Assholes

#2829

She really low-balled them there at the end. She could’ve gotten away with asking for $20,002,000.

I have to make jokes because otherwise it feels like I just relived the last few phone conversations with my mom, who has to put up with the only-slightly-less-exaggerated version of this on a daily basis.

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#2830

Wait… I thought these guys hated the idea of safe spaces…

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#2831

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/11/702264118/netanyahu-says-israel-is-nation-state-of-the-jewish-people-and-them-alone

But criticism of this position will be interpreted as antisemitic.

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#2832
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#2833

Criticism will also be interpreted as anti-Zionist, even though the original conception of the State of Israel didn’t necessarily jibe with Bibi’s vision of an exclusionary ethnostate. “Safe for Jews in an anti-Semitic world”, yes, but not only for Jews.

Now watch him let his religious fundie allies decide who exactly is a Jew and who isn’t as he struggles to hold onto power in the face of the corruption charges.

Between this and Tucker Carlson and Pirro, it sounds like Uncle Rupert put out a memo last week saying “let your fascist flags fly and let’s see how far we can push things.”

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#2834

Well, that’s not gonna end up being a useful tool for trolls and button pushers who like to get under peoples’ skin.

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#2835

More on this idiocy:

And being the incompetent clowns that they are, this notice has been at the top of their hosting service’s home page for at least two days:

We’re sorry! Our 63red Safe app is experiencing heavy traffic right now, and may not load correctly. Please be patient while we work to correct this. Thank you!

“Conservative tools” is a more accurate description than they knew.

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#2836
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#2837

It’s a problematic article, with Frum trying to pull up the ladder he climbed and hoping no-one will notice. I don’t quite agree with haircut_hippie’s assessment, but the bit he’s referring to is close enough:

With immigration pressures bound to increase, it becomes more imperative than ever to restore the high value of national citizenship, not to denigrate or disparage others but because for many of your fellow citizens—perhaps less affluent, educated, and successful than you—the claim “I am a U.S. citizen” is the only claim they have to any resources or protection. Without immigration restrictions, there are no national borders. Without national borders, there are no nation-states. Without nation-states, there are no electorates. Without electorates, there is no democracy. If liberals insist that only fascists will enforce borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals refuse to do.

The point Frum deliberately misses is that valuing one’s U.S. citizenship (i.e. showing allegiance to the Constitution) is supposed to be at odds with electing authoritarian demagogues and fascists. If a member of the Know-Nothing 27% (or of Karen Stenner’s 33%, per Frum’s article) is insulted when that fact is pointed out to him after he votes for a right-wing populist, that’s not the fault of the bad ol’ educated and successful liberal who opposes fascism. One doesn’t need to be an advocate of totally open borders (a straw man 99% of the time it’s evoked) to understand this.

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#2838

Frum misses quite a few points.

Thread:

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#2839

Meanwhile, the regime is cutting instead of enhancing paths to legal citizenship:

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#2840

The moron who invented a fake intelligence service to create a fraudulent accusation of sexual assault against Mueller—and used his own mom’s phone number to register the company’s domain name—is back…

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#2841

So… The opposition parties in the Knesset are antisemitic?

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#2842

Wanna make a bet that there’s significantly less than 16 counts?

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#2843

Obviously not. In the US, though, this seems to be the case.

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#2844

This motherfucker, yet again:

Here’s a novel thought CovCath Assholes; if you don’t want the rest of the world to think that you passively (if not actively) encourage and foster racism and bigoted attitudes among your Wonderbread-esque student body, then maybe you just shouldn’t encourage racism and bigotry at all.

I hope his family goes broke suing CNN.

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#2845

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“Yelp for conservatives,” has been removed from app stores after security flaws that left users’ personal information vulnerable were made public."

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#2846

What a smug little entitled jerk. How many of his fellow students do you think he bullies with impunity on a regular basis?

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#2847

Based on personal experience, he’s totally the type of person who would participate in stuffing underclassmen into trash cans.

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#2848

“(Judge) Jackson set a trial date of Nov. 5. Stone’s legal team will review nine terabytes of potential evidence collected by prosecutors — if printed, enough paper to be stacked twice as high as the Washington Monument, according to one of his lawyers.”

For comparison of that attempt to delay:

How tall of a stack of paper would we need to print out an entire human genome?

genome_stack

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