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PookBear
Nov 1, 2008


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bird food bathtub
Aug 9, 2003



College Slice


This is a pretty good point. Our big, wet president has been rather quiet and for the rampaging narcissist that he is that's surprisingly smart. Is someone telling him to shut the gently caress up or what? I'd give even odds someone lied to him and said his Fuhrer-bunker accidentally has no cell reception or internet access, just stay here and watch these TVs sir, be safe.

Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



bird food bathtub posted:

This is a pretty good point. Our big, wet president has been rather quiet and for the rampaging narcissist that he is that's surprisingly smart. Is someone telling him to shut the gently caress up or what? I'd give even odds someone lied to him and said his Fuhrer-bunker accidentally has no cell reception or internet access, just stay here and watch these TVs sir, be safe.

Heís worried about Biden raising taxes.

As Nero Danced
Sep 3, 2009

Alright, let's do this


bird food bathtub posted:

This is a pretty good point. Our big, wet president has been rather quiet and for the rampaging narcissist that he is that's surprisingly smart. Is someone telling him to shut the gently caress up or what? I'd give even odds someone lied to him and said his Fuhrer-bunker accidentally has no cell reception or internet access, just stay here and watch these TVs sir, be safe.

It's a lose-lose situation if Trump says anything. If he says something to appeal to his base everyone else gets pissed off. He says something to calm down the protesters, his base gets pissed off. His cultists have been fantasizing a race war with armored rascal scooters, if he takes that from them he loses his support.

And let's be honest, he doesn't give a poo poo. Unless and until it affects him personally he's too busy looking at pictures of Ivanka.

Crazy Mike
Sep 16, 2005

Now with 25% more kimchee.

As Nero Danced posted:

It's a lose-lose situation if Trump says anything. If he says something to appeal to his base everyone else gets pissed off. He says something to calm down the protesters, his base gets pissed off. His cultists have been fantasizing a race war with armored rascal scooters, if he takes that from them he loses his support.

And let's be honest, he doesn't give a poo poo. Unless and until it affects him personally he's too busy looking at pictures of Ivanka.

How much does Trump secretly hope he loses the next election so he can go back to Florida full time while buying out OANN to remake it into his own media empire? Of course he can't do anything to lose his base appeal, or make it look like he's throwing the game.

As Nero Danced
Sep 3, 2009

Alright, let's do this


Crazy Mike posted:

How much does Trump secretly hope he loses the next election so he can go back to Florida full time while buying out OANN to remake it into his own media empire? Of course he can't do anything to lose his base appeal, or make it look like he's throwing the game.

poo poo, man, he didn't want to win the first time. Then those idiots voted for him and he couldn't back down.

pygmy tyrant
Nov 25, 2005

*not a small business owner

It looks like he's retweeting fox and friends opinions some more, but right now the DJIA is up somehow, and I'm sure every police chief in America is telling anyone who will listen that the situation is under control so really, what is there about this situation to rouse himself to give a speech? Are there even civil society equivalents to flag officers that have access to the president, careerists who aren't ideological baggage elementals with the experience managing a society to recognize that things look pretty bad cool?

Also that pic of the protester in the Elmo mask is incredible, like if I saw it in a textbook I would have a hard time believing it wasn't just art about the protests done after the fact.

pygmy tyrant fucked around with this message at 14:28 on Jun 1, 2020

not caring here
Feb 22, 2012

blazemastah 2 dry 4 u

Crazy Mike posted:

How much does Trump secretly hope he loses the next election so he can go back to Florida full time while buying out OANN to remake it into his own media empire? Of course he can't do anything to lose his base appeal, or make it look like he's throwing the game.

I'm gonna say he wishes he could, but once he's out of office I think he's gonna get charged with a long list of crimes that they can't charge him with right now. It's either be president, or spend the rest of your life in court and/or jail.

As a result of this I'm sure that he will do whatever he possibly can to stay in.

Doc Hawkins
Jun 15, 2010

Dashing? But I'm not even moving!





they could be trying to fully remove an already smashed windshield to make the car driveable, but then it looks like they all leave before it's done, so idk

egyptian rat race
Jul 13, 2007

Lowtax Spine Fund 2019


Ultra Carp

not caring here posted:

As a result of this I'm sure that he will do whatever he possibly can to stay in.

Not to mention he is able to funnel massive amounts of government money (and campaign dollars) into his organization by virtue of his office. His entire life has been about leveraging sad, stupid public stunts for grift. Maybe the money would be better yelling on Twitter as a private citizen, but I somehow doubt it.

I don't care about the pisstape anymore. I want his tax returns

Pine Cone Jones
Dec 6, 2009

You throw me the acorn, I throw you the whip!


not caring here posted:

I'm gonna say he wishes he could, but once he's out of office I think he's gonna get charged with a long list of crimes that they can't charge him with right now. It's either be president, or spend the rest of your life in court and/or jail.

As a result of this I'm sure that he will do whatever he possibly can to stay in.

I am hoping that he loses on purpose to grift the chuds more, I have severe doubts that anyone in congress would do anything to go after him.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Pine Cone Jones posted:

I am hoping that he loses on purpose to grift the chuds more, I have severe doubts that anyone in congress would do anything to go after him.

In the interest of bipartisanship and healing,

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Trump defrauding cons is perfectly, 100% A-OK by me though.

CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Trump is not going to have a list of charges brought against him. He's going to waddle his fat, gelatinous rear end down to Mar-a-lago where he'll be given socialized health care and turn into beef jerky in the sun.


Which is why people should be fighting hand over fist to get into Mar-a-lago and make like it's a Minneapolis Target.

Also burning messages into his golf courses with fertilizers or grass killing herbicides.

Doc Hawkins
Jun 15, 2010

Dashing? But I'm not even moving!




for trump to lose, someone would have to run against him

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





kraken! posted:

It looks like he's retweeting fox and friends opinions some more, but right now the DJIA is up somehow, and I'm sure every police chief in America is telling anyone who will listen that the situation is under control so really, what is there about this situation to rouse himself to give a speech? Are there even civil society equivalents to flag officers that have access to the president, careerists who aren't ideological baggage elementals with the experience managing a society to recognize that things look pretty bad cool?

There are but theyíve all been fired and replaced by shitfuckers or marginalized by the president and his treehouse club so the ones that are left arenít doing anything.

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



https://twitter.com/sweeeetdee_/status/1267319103167107072

I can't even

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010


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Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
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Die soon.



What in the world? :psyduck:

What even could the reasoning behind that decision possibly be? That he's the ringleader and needs to be arrested, even though the protest is non-violent? That he needs to be removed because he may be eroding the resolve and emotional vigilance of the riot cops?

I...I have no loving clue.

Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



Duzzy Funlop posted:

What in the world? :psyduck:

What even could the reasoning behind that decision possibly be? That he's the ringleader and needs to be arrested, even though the protest is non-violent? That he needs to be removed because he may be eroding the resolve and emotional vigilance of the riot cops?

I...I have no loving clue.

The police have picked their side. Iím sure some of the good cops there just didnít see it or they wouldíve stopped it.

Carteret
Nov 10, 2012




Santa Monica and Beverly Hills reported that they will impose citywide curfews that get underway at 1 p.m. Monday for their business districts and 4 p.m. citywide. The Beverly Hills curfew extends through 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tryzzub
Jan 1, 2007



Mudslide Experiment

Duzzy Funlop posted:

What in the world? :psyduck:

What even could the reasoning behind that decision possibly be? That he's the ringleader and needs to be arrested, even though the protest is non-violent? That he needs to be removed because he may be eroding the resolve and emotional vigilance of the riot cops?

I...I have no loving clue.

Cops, especially American cops, are bastards. A few bad apples have spoiled the whole bunch and we are seeing the end result. They know they have the weapons and the backing of the legal system to do this with impunity and they are seizing the opportunity to do so.

https://twitter.com/liunewyork/status/1267264294980329473?s=21

Doc Hawkins
Jun 15, 2010

Dashing? But I'm not even moving!





that hurts to see.

when anyone tries to pull people out of your group like this, lock your arms around your friend's waist, pull them back out of reach, and optionqlly then run with them through the crowd. tug-of-war is a game that should be much easier for the side with more people.

That Works
Jul 21, 2006


https://twitter.com/cwarzel/status/1267305870297149441

facialimpediment
Feb 11, 2005

as the world turns


Trump, seeing the protests against police brutality, has concluded that there isn't enough of it.

https://twitter.com/edokeefe/status/1267478663949357057?s=19

https://twitter.com/edokeefe/status/1267478880820121603?s=19

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.




He canít but prove heís attempting to be a tyrant.

warsow
Jun 28, 2009


facialimpediment posted:

Trump, seeing the protests against police brutality, has concluded that there isn't enough of it.

https://twitter.com/edokeefe/status/1267478663949357057?s=19

https://twitter.com/edokeefe/status/1267478880820121603?s=19

I'm really glad I got in a car accident back in the spring of 2009 and I have been in a coma since then and this is all a result of hosed up dreams from my brain swelling.

Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



The country has been on an increasingly downward slope since Y2K so Iím cool with saying the world ended there and we are all in hell.

Not sure what you folks did to end up here with me but Iím glad youíre here.

UP THE BUM NO BABY
Sep 1, 2011

by Hand Knit


Hell yeah let's go full gulag archipelago

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


LingcodKilla posted:

He canít but prove heís attempting to be a tyrant.

Oh my imbecile father's already calling for their murders. Again, this has the potential to go troubles really really quickly. Hope you like low intensity civil war for the next couple generations

Bored As Fuck
Jan 1, 2006
Be prepared

Fun Shoe

Duzzy Funlop posted:

What in the world? :psyduck:

What even could the reasoning behind that decision possibly be? That he's the ringleader and needs to be arrested, even though the protest is non-violent? That he needs to be removed because he may be eroding the resolve and emotional vigilance of the riot cops?

I...I have no loving clue.

Probably.

There's just no loving excuse. This is beyond the pale. This is literal insanity.

Dum Cumpster
Sep 12, 2003

*pozes your neghole*


https://mobile.twitter.com/AntiFashGordon/status/1267140030373470208

Was from the night before but I finally remembered to post it. Seemed like extra bullshit.



Trump's inevitable reactions to this is pretty terrifying. Everything feels like we're sticking to a It Could Happen Here script.

UP THE BUM NO BABY
Sep 1, 2011

by Hand Knit


It's almost like all cops are bastards

pantslesswithwolves
Oct 27, 2008

Ba-dam ba-DUMMMMMM


DC is going under a two-day curfew that starts at 7 pm and ends in the early morning.

I kind of hate everything and just feel like Iím starting to come apart at the seams, just like the rest of the country.

EBB
Feb 15, 2005

What, Me Worry?


https://twitter.com/skolanach/status/1267446530383863815?s=20

Doc Hawkins
Jun 15, 2010

Dashing? But I'm not even moving!




i don't go in much for trump-dunking, but:

https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1267236833382952962

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch


Not defending the cops, but just adding a little context to the situation. Thatís Marion Square yesterday in downtown Charleston, SC. Despite being a big park in the middle of the city, itís technically privately owned and leased by the city. The protesters down there yesterday did not have a permit to assemble, and the police were ordering them to disperse.

Not that that excuses the actions of the arresting officer, but thatís what was going on at the time.

egyptian rat race
Jul 13, 2007

Lowtax Spine Fund 2019


Ultra Carp

In case anyone was keeping score for this round, the feds are now on record for shooting civilians. They shot and killed a black restaurant owner in Louisville last night.

https://amp.courier-journal.com/amp/5306733002


LMPD Chief Steve Conrad posted:

"Officers and soldiers began to clear the lot and at some point were shot at," Conrad said. "Both LMPD and National Guard members returned fire."

Crazy Mike
Sep 16, 2005

Now with 25% more kimchee.

I'm amazed despite the large protests, the stock market is up today. I'm interested in what the total economic damage is compared to a hurricane or earthquake. Have we effectively priced in civil unrest?

Riot Carol Danvers
Jul 30, 2004

It's super dumb, but I can't stop myself. This is just kind of how I do things.


egyptian rat race posted:

In case anyone was keeping score for this round, the feds are now on record for shooting civilians. They shot and killed a black restaurant owner in Louisville last night.

https://amp.courier-journal.com/amp/5306733002

Hey all you ground pounder types - what would have happened to you if you'd fired into a crowd of civilians?

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Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



pantslesswithwolves posted:

DC is going under a two-day curfew that starts at 7 pm and ends in the early morning.

I kind of hate everything and just feel like Iím starting to come apart at the seams, just like the rest of the country.

Itís also much harder to get away from it than it ever has been before.

I used to take a break from current events for a few weeks but now it feels like we are all the current event. Our entire society is shifting right before us. How do you look away?


One thing that gave me some hope though: I was in DC on Saturday to march and show support (I left well before any rioting started) and the energy was in-loving-credible. While our society is irreparably fractured, I could still feel so much unity. The people marching were such a diverse group. Everyone looking out for everyone. I heard some people speak at the Lincoln memorial, and I got an indescribable feeling of hope being there. I was proud to be among them.

Itís going to get worse before it gets better and itís very gloomy right now. I donít know if we will heal from there. But I do know that there is a lot of people, a LOT of people, and a very diverse group of people fighting for what is right.

They are doing more good for this country than I ever did in my five years in the military.

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