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Old 07 February 2018, 12:59 PM
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Lainie, that would be treason!
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Old 07 February 2018, 04:39 PM
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The KKK says it has a fresh supply of Tiki torches.
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Old 07 February 2018, 05:51 PM
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From the article linked to:

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A date for the event has not yet been chosen. Options include Memorial Day on 28 May, Independence Day on 4 July and Veterans Day on 11 November,
How about never? Does never work for you?
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Old 07 February 2018, 06:21 PM
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Surprised they didn't pick Flag Day, since June 14th is Generalissimo Trump's birthday.

PS. Also the assumed birthday of one of our cats.
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Old 07 February 2018, 06:22 PM
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I just want to clap for Senator Duckworth.
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Old 07 February 2018, 06:27 PM
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I would love to see the streets lined with people, all turning their backs on the parade as it approaches.
Except you know Republicans would accuse them of "disrespecting the military" if they did that.
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Old 07 February 2018, 06:28 PM
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I hope there's a good way to make veterans, including POWs, feature prominently in the parade. I wonder if they can work in bereaved relatives of those who died in service, too?
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Old 07 February 2018, 06:54 PM
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It definitely wouldn't include POWs as Trump only likes people who weren't captured.

ETA: And it would only include white relatives of deceased service members because the Muslim ones have been brainwashed (only non-white people belong to non-Christian religions).
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Old 07 February 2018, 07:14 PM
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I think one of the symptoms of stupid, and potentially dangerous, nationalism, is when you start getting excessively reverent towards the symbols of the country. I mean, I don't much care for people desecrating flags, but it bothers me a hell of a lot less than someone who waves it while spouting ideas decidedly in conflict with our national ideals (which, for me, are mainly equality, the rule of law, due process, freedom of expression, and government accountability). (That's off the top of my head, in case I left something vital out.)

It's probably a sign of the wrong kind of religious fanaticism, too -- when you become more concerned with saying "Merry Christmas" and displaying crosses in public places than in doing any of the things Jesus actually urged you to do. (And analogous things with respect to other religions.)
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Old 07 February 2018, 07:15 PM
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It definitely wouldn't include POWs as Trump only likes people who weren't captured.
Yes, that was kind of my point...

I suppose the other way to go about it would be to explicitly exclude those people and make it quite clear why you were doing so - "We've not included any former POWs because we know President Trump doesn't like them" and so on. But I fear Trump may just take that literally and be pleased about it. It might wind up some of his supporters, though.
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Old 07 February 2018, 07:33 PM
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I would like to see the media and all commentators simply report "Trump said something stupid again today", and then ignore it. He only says stupid things to distract everyone from whatever scandal he is in this week.
What I always thought the media should do is agree to just never use his name. Refer to "the President," "the White House," "the administration," etc., when they have to, but never say his name, never show his picture, and never show any of his speeches (report them through transcripts where they're relevant).

Given his ego and mania for slapping his name on everything, I just think it would really send his blood pressure soaring.
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Old 07 February 2018, 07:40 PM
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E.Q., the only media he pays attention to is Fox, and they would never go along with that. They would just talk about how disrespectful it is (like saying a president is not a citizen).
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Old 07 February 2018, 07:42 PM
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He pays attention to other channels, and complains about them on Twitter.
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I see Trump's Army is getting ready for the parade. Gotta get practice in early.

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Huh.

I thought Trump's army typically preferred white hoods.
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Old 08 February 2018, 03:15 AM
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I thought Trump's army typically preferred white hoods.
White hoods aren't army. They are boosters.

This is his army!!!!
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White hoods aren't army. They are boosters.

This is his army!!!!
He did state a preference for steam catapults... so his army should be equipped with comparable small arms.

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And I said–and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers. I said what system are you going to be–”Sir, we’re staying with digital.” I said no you’re not. You going to goddamned steam, the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it’s no good
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Old 08 February 2018, 04:21 PM
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The digital ones probably save even more money on maintenance over the long run.

I remember an article about Trump from years ago where he made his pilots not use thrust reversers during landings because he thought that would wear out the engines. Instead, they had to rely on just the brakes, which causes much more wear and is less safe.
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Old 08 February 2018, 04:32 PM
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He did state a preference for steam catapults... so his army should be equipped with comparable small arms.
When I read this I thought you meant catapults as offensive weapons, not as plane launchers. And for some reason I didn't think it so strange that Trump would want them.
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Old 08 February 2018, 04:33 PM
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Local Talk Show Host was discussing this yesterday, and some of the callers suggested that the parade consist of veterans who have been/are being dicked over by the VA. Of course the callers put it in nicer terms than I did, but you get the message.
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