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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:37 pm

Oh I think I can top that:

MPP links D-Day sacrifice to booze in corner stores debate

A Progressive Conservative MPP is under fire for a tweet linking the 75th anniversary of D-Day to the ongoing debate over alcohol sales in corner stores.

On Wednesday morning, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett tweeted, "With June 6th being the 75th anniversary of D-Day, I would like to say that we have the liberty to debate issues like beer in corner stores thanks to the sacrifice of thousands of brave Canadians who defended our freedom in battle."

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Barrett's tweet, which has since been deleted, comes days after PC MPPs launched a Twitter campaign extolling support for expanding beer and wine sales to convenience stores in Ontario.

Response to the tweet was swift. NDP MPP Monique Taylor shared a screenshot of the message, calling it "shameful and disrespectful."

"This government's obsession with beer is absurd," she tweeted.

Former Ward 3 Coun. Matthew Green, now the federal NDP candidate for Hamilton Centre, called Barrett's message "gross."

"Perhaps Toby has served one term too many," he said in a tweet.

Barrett did not immediately respond to a request for an interview, but he did respond on Twitter, saying it's "disappointing that people misconstrued my Tweet about having the liberty to debate issues big and small thanks to the sacrifices of our veterans."

According to Veterans Affairs Canada, 359 Canadian soldiers were killed on D-Day alone, with more than 5,000 Canadian casualties during the two-and-a-half months of fighting in Normandy during the Second World War.

Multiple PC MPPs posted tweets last weekend talking about the government's push to get alcohol into corner stores.

That campaign follows legislation introduced last week that would allow the province to rip up a 10-year contract with The Beer Store signed by the previous Liberal government. The deal permitted an expansion of beer and wine sales to hundreds of grocery stores, but also gave a coalition of big brewers considerable control over the rollout.

To put beer and wine in corner stores, the province has to break an agreement signed with Beer Store co-owners Molson, Labatt and Sleeman. The Beer Store has already indicated it plans to file a legal challenge over the termination.
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Postby RayThom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:27 pm

Straight Pride: "The Gays Will Not Replace Us."

Boston’s Straight Pride Parade Is Even Worse Than You Think
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bostons-straight-pride-parade-is-even-worse-than-you-think
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Big RR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:12 pm

We're stright ... we're great ... get used to it. Somehow it just sounds wrong.
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Econoline » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm

From Jim Wright:
    Straight Pride parade flag.

    Yep. That's it.

    Can you imagine that moment when they were sitting around trying to come up with a cool design and suddenly realized, oh shit! Shit! Son. Of. A. Bitch! THE GAY PEOPLE TOOK ALL THE COLORS! THEY TOOK THE WHOLE RAINBOW!

    The whole fucking rainbow, man!
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:25 pm

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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Joe Guy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Think bigger, Donald! We need to put a man on the sun!!
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 pm

I have to say, I thought you had made that up, Scooter. Not even Trump thinks that the moon is part of Mars. So I looked it up and yes, it's true and it's official US policy now. (Because Trump's twitteriings are in fact official statements, as Spicey told us in June 2017. How long ago that all seems.)

I think the reason is this. The US has been to the moon. The moon is part of Mars. Ergo, the US has been to Mars. There: mission accomplished, and not a dime spent. You have to hand it to the Donald, he sure knows how to wring the maximum value from a dollar.
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Joe Guy wrote:Think bigger, Donald! We need to put a man on the sun!!


Can I volunteer Donald for the job? He has the hair to match, won't need a helmet. Think of the money we'll save.
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Big RR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:57 pm

And Milky Ways are also part of Mars, so we have achieved interstellar travel.
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Postby RayThom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:28 pm

Joe Guy wrote:Think bigger, Donald! We need to put a man on the sun!!


Don't be silly. Even Lord Dampnut knows you'd have to visit at night and there's only about nine/ten hours of darkness on average.
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:17 am

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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:50 pm

Trump Falsely Claims He Has Wiped Out 150% Of China's Economy

President Donald Trump let fly a jaw-dropping lie in a chatty interview with CNBC Monday, saying that because of his get-tough trade war with China, the Asian nation’s economy has lost ″$15 to $20 trillion in value since the day I was elected.”

The Chinese economy is worth an estimated $13 trillion (it was $12.2 trillion in 2017, according to the World Bank). To wipe out 150% of China’s GDP would erase the country from the world economy and would be pretty ― incredible.

Contrary to Trump’s whopper, the Chinese economy has continued to expand over 6% a year since he was elected.

The Trump trade war is hurting the Chinese economy, because tariffs make Chinese products more costly and less competitive in the American market. But because U.S. companies and consumers pay the cost of tariffs on imported goods, the trade war also hurts America’s GDP (which, incidentally, is $20 trillion). Numbers vary, but estimates for GDP costs in both nations are generally less than 1%.

Before citing a specific figure for China’s losses, Trump said earlier in the CNBC interview that China has “lost many, many trillions of dollars.”

He added: “They’re way behind. They were going to catch us. Had a Democrat gotten in, namely, the one we’re talking about, China would have caught us by the end of her term. They’re nowhere close. They’ll never catch us. Not with what I’m doing.”
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Postby Econoline » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:17 pm

:? Really? He talked with the Prince of Whales?? :lol: Image
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Postby RayThom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:58 pm

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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 am

Trump on Wednesday told us that he would accept electoral help from a foreign source again: nothing wrong with it. Of course, had he read a newspaper in the last 240-odd years, he would have known that it is, in fact, illegal.

Yesterday the 2019 head of the FEC, Ellen Weintrub issued a tweet: “Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. This is not a novel concept.”

The chair posted the memo on Twitter, along with an expression of disbelief.

“I would not have thought that I needed to say this,” she tweeted.

Yes, indeed. See the HuffPost piece here.
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 pm

Trump Compares Melania To Jackie Kennedy: ‘We Have Our Own Jackie O – We Call It Melania T’

President Trump on Friday compared first lady Melania Trump to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

“It was Jackie O and that’s good. But we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania,” Trump said during a phone interview on “Fox & Friends,” explaining his plan to paint the new Air Force One red, white and blue, replacing the baby blue color scheme picked by Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s. The Washington Post on Thursday noted the color scheme is “nearly identical to shades that appear on the jet in which Trump used to fly around the country during his 2016 campaign.”

“Melania!’ he added. “We’ll call it ‘Melania T,’ OK?”

The president boasted that the first lady is a big hit among his supporters, in part because of how she dresses.

“When I go speak in big crowds — we have tremendous crowds and so many people are holding up banners, you know, ‘we love our first lady,’ ‘we love high heels,’” Trump said.

According to recent polls, Melania Trump’s approval ratings have hovered in the mid-to-high 40s.


Oh yeah, just like Jackie O:

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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby Scooter » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:02 am

Apparently one can scrape lower than the bottom of the barrel:

Hate group leader named chair of U.S. Commission on International Freedom

Tony Perkins, the former Louisiana state legislator with ties to the KKK who now leads the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, has been tapped to chair the US Commission on International Freedom.

Best known for nonstop lobbying and PR campaigns demonizing Muslims and LGBTQ Americans, the Family Research Council occupies a unique place in right wing culture. The group masquerades as a Christian charity and enjoys a close relationship with Republican politicians as a major voice for evangelical voters.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Perkins to the board despite the vehement protest of civil rights groups. The commission’s role is to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

Right Wing Watch details how Perkins’ anti-Muslim history doesn’t comport to the supposed mission of the commission – to note and respond to religious bigotry and attempts by majority religions to dominate and dismiss minorities.

As recently as 2015, Perkins claimed that Islam “is incompatible with the Constitution.” That same year, he defended calls to restrict the immigration of Muslims by declaring that “only 16 percent of Islam is a religion.” The year before, he suggested that Christians who support legal equality for LGBTQ people don’t have the same legal protections as more conservative Christians, because a “true religious freedom” has to be “based on orthodox religious viewpoints.”

It’s also worth noting that the Family Research Council is one of the Religious Right groups that have eagerly worked with the most religiously oppressive regimes—those classified by the USCIRF as among the worst for religious liberty—in order to resist international recognition for the rights of LGBTQ people and to defend governments’ right to enforce “traditional” religious views on gender, sexuality, and family.


Given his extensive anti-LGBTQ record, Perkins is the last person qualified for this position.
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Postby RayThom » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:29 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to these horribly misinformed and confused individuals.

With my real God's help I pray that they will see the light, and the errors of their ways.

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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:15 pm

Re Scooter's post from a month ago:

Scooter wrote:
Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

President Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, including high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, according to two United States officials.

The officials said that the Trump administration had made expedited requests this week for paperwork needed to pardon the troops on or around Memorial Day.

One request is for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs, who is scheduled to stand trial in the coming weeks on charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive with a knife while deployed in Iraq.



It now appears that a medic from the unit, who was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony, is telling the court that he was the one who murdered the prisoner, not Gallagher. He cannot be prosecuted, and of course Gallagher will now get off. If that's how a prosecution works, suddenly every criminal has a get out of jail free card (worse than that - an actual innocence card) - get caught, have one of your buds agree to testify against you in exchange for an undertaking that he would not be prosecuted, and then claim that he did it. Result - both walk. Is that the way it works?
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Re: You really, really, REALLY couldn't make this shit up

Postby BoSoxGal » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:39 pm

If the immunity agreement was well crafted, the witness whose testimony changed should be facing felony perjury/obstruction of justice charges.
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