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  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    But surely even someone of his prodigious ignorance could see that if he pardons himself, that's tantamount to admitting he did something he needed to be pardoned for.

    Or maybe not ...
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    Piglet wrote: »
    But surely even someone of his prodigious ignorance could see that if he pardons himself, that's tantamount to admitting he did something he needed to be pardoned for.

    Or maybe not ...

    Not really. He would just be preempting the "witch hunt".
  • OhherOhher Shipmate
    I doubt he can pardon himself for everything -- as a fed, surely his pardons are limited to federal offenses. Someone better-informed please feel free to correct me, but isn't there a little clutch of state-level offenses he could be forced to answer for?
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    Trump's whole life is a series of state and federal offences.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Ohher wrote: »
    I doubt he can pardon himself for everything -- as a fed, surely his pardons are limited to federal offenses. Someone better-informed please feel free to correct me, but isn't there a little clutch of state-level offenses he could be forced to answer for?

    Letitia James, The Attorney General of New York City, is trying her darndest!
    :smile:

  • romanlionromanlion Shipmate
    It would be nice to see someone here admit that Trump has kicked the shit out of the left in the US. He will never be impeached, likely will never be indicted (barring something incredible and unforeseen), and in all probability will stomp a mud-hole in any/every declared (D) POTUS candidate at this point.

    A party that provides cover for anti-Semites, baby killing, hate hoaxes, and aspires to ban carbon based energy is totally fucked on a national scale in this country. Thank god...
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    Look, you can't expect people to argue against an assertion that goes against common sense if you don't provide reasons. What evidence do you have that Trump has kicked the shit out of the left? What I see is a Presidency of wasted opportunities and failure on every level. It just beggars belief that you can say he has kicked the shit out of the left so baldly. It looks like you are just trying to troll people. Now come on. Prove me wrong.
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    Actually he's right on that from the coverage - those Boeings need a computer program to keep them in the air, as they aren't aerodynamic enough. And pilots haven't been trained to understand the program or what to do if it fails.
  • Golden KeyGolden Key Shipmate
    Hmmm...someone should make a T doll who says that...not unlike the talking Barbie that said "Math is hard". (Climacus, were you referring to that?)

    Fortunately, there was enough public ire to discontinue that Barbie.
  • Doc TorDoc Tor Hell Host
    Maybe what romanlion means is that avowedly socialist candidates are winning in elections, and a larger proportion of Americans than ever see socialism as a good thing.

    Kicking the left for sure...
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    Everyone can see that the people hardest hit by Resident Trump are White House staff. Next in line after that are most of the supposed values the Republican party used to claim were central to their ideology. There's no denying the lasting effects of conservative judges, or the lifelong trauma of children separated from their parents. Everything else has been buffoonery for the sake of fools.
    those Boeings need a computer program to keep them in the air, as they aren't aerodynamic enough
    [compulsive engineer mode]

    This is a misleading statement. This generation of 737 is popular precisely because of its extremely high aerodynamic efficiency. A human pilot is perfectly capable of flying one - none of these birds make it into production without extensive human flight testing. A computer is needed to be able to deploy all of the efficiency-gaining features simultaneously, however, in addition to a wide array of safety features. The leading candidate for these recent faults is a malfunctioning safety feature.

    This whole drama has the same flavour as how people used to worry about seatbelts ability to cause harm. It's true - they can. But obviously that is not the whole story.

    [/cem]
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    Golden Key wrote: »
    Hmmm...someone should make a T doll who says that...not unlike the talking Barbie that said "Math is hard". (Climacus, were you referring to that?)

    Fortunately, there was enough public ire to discontinue that Barbie.
    Wow. No. Well, not consciously. I've heard it said before and thought it was a saying... Perhaps those I heard it from knew about that (clearly ill-advised!) Barbie.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    At last the Fartletter-in-Chief has done something right, acting when Boeing and the FAA wouldn't act.
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    At last the Fartletter-in-Chief has done something right, acting when Boeing and the FAA wouldn't act.

    Makes me want to know about the arrangements between Boeing and his campaign war chest, and any recent changes in same. This seems just too convenient.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Good point, Mousethief - you can't really imagine him doing the right thing unless there was something in it for him.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    I heard the Boeing CEO was lobbying him at the Southern White House, which I think is in Richmond. Mind you, he bloody should be talking to Boeing.
  • HugalHugal Shipmate
    It’s nice to take a break from the problems this side of the pond and check what Mr Orange is doing. He make Mrs May look nice.
  • CrœsosCrœsos Shipmate
    At last the Fartletter-in-Chief has done something right, acting when Boeing and the FAA wouldn't act.

    I'm not sure being the last major jurisdiction to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 counts as having "done something right". Nor does having Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (a.k.a. Mrs. Mitch McConnell) fly on a Max 8 to prove how safe they are indicate that this administration* considers this anything more than a PR problem.

    BTW, it might do more to signal Trump's commitment to air safety if he ever got around to appointing someone to head the FAA.
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    edited March 14
    romanlion wrote: »
    It would be nice to see someone here admit that Trump has kicked the shit out of the left in the US.

    That's exactly why the Democrats have been unable to mount successful campaigns for progressive candidates and why they couldn't win the House in 2018.

    Oh, wait ...
  • romanlionromanlion Shipmate
    Ruth wrote: »
    romanlion wrote: »
    It would be nice to see someone here admit that Trump has kicked the shit out of the left in the US.

    That's exactly why the Democrats have been unable to mount successful campaigns for progressive candidates and why they couldn't win the House in 2018.

    They were supposed to win the house, if history is any indication. Frankly they should have at least gained in the Senate as well, but...

    It will be tons of fun watching them run a national campaign over the next 18 months with all those "progressive" candidates driving their narrative, hating Jews, wearing blackface, supporting voting rights for children and illegal immigrants, and rationalizing 40 week abortions. I'm excited!

  • Doc TorDoc Tor Hell Host
    romanlion wrote: »
    It will be tons of fun watching them run a national campaign over the next 18 months ... I'm excited!

    I've been told you don't last more than 30 seconds.
  • romanlionromanlion Shipmate
    Doc Tor wrote: »
    romanlion wrote: »
    It will be tons of fun watching them run a national campaign over the next 18 months ... I'm excited!

    I've been told you don't last more than 30 seconds.

    Long enough for you to attempt an original, actually funny jab 29 more times.

  • At last the Fartletter-in-Chief has done something right, acting when Boeing and the FAA wouldn't act.

    Fartletter? Like the best farts? The world's most perfect farts?
    Or is he calling shit farts now.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    The bigliest, bestest farts ever! Farts like the world has never smelled before. Farts so smelly they make the Gowanus Canal* smell like Shalimar. Farts so deadly they make Rocket Man's bombs seem like spitballs.

    __________

    * A waterway that flows through Brooklyn, in New York City. One of the most polluted, if not THE most polluted, bodies of water in the world.
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    romanlion wrote: »
    [trolling]

    Quelle suprise.
  • The RogueThe Rogue Shipmate
    No Mr Trump wants to equalise the prices that different countries pay for their drugs compared to the USA by increasing the price for everyone else.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    Fuck that.
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    edited April 13
    Yes...don't look at why your medicine is do expensive and look to lower the price...just jack up the price everywhere else so everyone suffers. I'm also not quite sure how we countries with subsidised prescriptions are '“freeloading” at America’s expense', as per the article. What an intellect!

    On pharmaceuticals, not sure what the final agreement said but when the US was pushing for the Trans-Pacific partnership (the Fartletter pulled out) they wanted to extend data exclusivity...about which there is some doubt at least on its effect.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    yeah, not everyone suffers though. People with plenty of dosh, including the owners and managers of Pharmaceutical companies are just fine.
  • Golden KeyGolden Key Shipmate
    ...which is probably the point, for T. Rich and powerful stay so and become more so.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited April 15
    I just watched John Oliver on the Stadler family. Makes me want to smash up something. Its our business culture of 'hardness' that does it. You have to not only be a cold, calculating and heartless bastard, you have to be seen to be a cold calculating heartless bastard. And my testosterone fuelled rage almost overwhelms me. But it doesn't. I just scream in Hell instead.
  • HugalHugal Shipmate
    How other countries sort their medicines are up to them. We do pay for our stuff. It is funded from our wages. We then pay a reduced amount on our prescriptions.
    Trump can go boil his head.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Hugal wrote: »
    Trump can go boil his head.

    I'll happily put the cauldron on the fire.


  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    His head **is** an oversized boil between his shoulders, isn't it? Too bad it isn't a carbuncle.
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