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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:20 am

Yes, they will and yes it is.

Civilization as we know it is indeed coming to an end, as in 1914-45 or 1775-1815. Some new global system is going to take its place and millions — maybe many millions are going to die.

And we are just beginning to figure out the initial contours of the struggle and how it will play out; what will be important and what will not.

It won’t be like the last two great crashes. This one, I think, will put an end to the nation state as the highest form of human organization, one way or another.

What’s tragic is watching all these dumb conservatives believe that they can hold back time or — indeed — turn back the clock. Marx was dead right about one thing at least: history only goes in one direction. All the people with MAGA hats and those waving British flags, their time is coming to an end and they know it.

The accelerationist utopians think they are getting the dead weight of the State off their back. Most of them — the idiots who think they are libertarians, like our old pal the Dogfucker — don’t even realize that the State is what gave them a modicum of stability and prosperity. I mean, what would JJ Parrus of Virginia Beach DO if there weren’t big, government-supported defense contractors? Fucking chihuahuas doesn’t pay much. :)

God knows what’ll take the current global civilization’s place, but I don’t think it will be pretty.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by McKinstry » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm

It's a never-ending shitshow of incompetence


And yet it is pretty certain 40% or more of the electorate will vote for the aforementioned shit show of incompetence. Stupidity and racism do not fully explain the Trumpian floor. As disgusting as it seems, at least some reasonably intelligent, educated and successful folks will vote for this appallingly awful individual and his incompetent administration out of perceived self-interest be it single issue bigotry (pro-abortion or ant--LGBTQ), greed or fear.

I fear Trump (and Johnson, Orban, Erdogan et al) is simply a horrid manifestation of a deeper rot.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:55 pm

It's a never-ending shitshow of incompetence.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Voice From Limbo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:40 am

The Trumpster was up at midnight, tweeting again. This time, it was back to "OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!".

Some fun responses, but for some reason, my favorite was:

"RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!"

Not sure why.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Voice From Limbo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:02 pm

I say they should live up to their name, and play in jock straps this time.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Magnifico » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:17 pm

XFL gets Hollywood ending as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson group buys league...

:shock:

I thought it died almost twenty years ago, but turns out I was wrong:

The XFL lasted one season in its first incarnation in 2001, before McMahon invested $200m in restarting it this year. However, when Covid-19 shut down professional sports earlier this year it was unable to survive. The league drew an audience of 3 million in its first week but ratings fell thereafter.

The new ownership group did not say when they would restart the league but ESPN reported the XFL could play in an isolation bubble similar to that of the NBA as early as next year.


Maybe Trump will want in on the action too... 0;)

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Magnifico » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:02 pm

kyotebue2 wrote:92 days until the election, I told my 13-year-old Granddaughter about Trump wanting to shut down Tik-Tok she rolled her eyes and said Papa we all know he is stupid.

There are legitimate concerns about Tik-Tok, but Trump's just butt-hurt, like with the United States Football League...

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:28 pm

92 days until the election, I told my 13-year-old Granddaughter about Trump wanting to shut down Tik-Tok she rolled her eyes and said Papa we all know he is stupid.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Magnifico » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 pm

Googling "demon semen" for raisins, resulted in pics of sad metal bands and this:

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I really don’t care, do u?


For more craziness, Madonnna Heralds Demon Semen Doctor As “My Hero” Following Bizarre COVID-19 Presser... :loopy:

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Il Segaiolo Magnifico » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:39 pm

White House portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush moved from prominent space to rarely used room...

White House tradition calls for portraits of the most recent American presidents to be given the most prominent placement, in the entrance of the executive mansion, visible to guests during official events.

That was the case through at least July 8, when President Donald Trump welcomed Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The two stood in the Cross Hall of the White House and made remarks, with the portraits of Clinton and Bush essentially looking on as they had been throughout Trump's first term.

But in the days after after that, the Clinton and Bush portraits were moved into the Old Family Dining Room, a small, rarely used room that is not seen by most visitors.

That places the paintings well outside of Trump's vantage point in the White House. In their previous location, the pictures would have been seen daily as Trump descends the staircase from his third floor private residence or when he hosts events on the state floor of the White House. Now, they hang in a space used mainly for storing unused tablecloths and furniture.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The portrait of former President Barack Obama is not expected to be unveiled for a formal ceremony during Trump's first term, a sign of the bitter relationship between the 44th and 45th presidents. Trump has accused Obama of unsubstantiated and unspecified crimes, and has questioned whether Obama was born in the US for years.

Trump has -- less frequently -- similarly disparaged Bush and Clinton. In his book, former Trump national security adviser John Bolton wrote Trump "despised" both Bush presidents, and people familiar with the conversations say Trump has lambasted George W. Bush as "stupid." Trump has similarly castigated Clinton, the husband of his 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, and suggested he was a bad president.

Trump has not spoken to either man extensively as president, though he did greet them both in person during the funeral of George H.W. Bush in December 2018.

The Bush portrait has been replaced by that of William McKinley, the nation's 25th president, who was assassinated in 1901, and the Clinton portrait has been replaced by one of Theodore Roosevelt, who succeeded McKinley, three people who have seen the portraits this week tell CNN.

Trump has shown more of an affinity for those predecessors than his more recent ones. He asked early in his term about reversing an Obama-era name change for the tallest mountain in the United States, from Denali back to Mount McKinley. And this summer he decried a decision to remove a statue of Roosevelt from outside the Museum of Natural History in New York that some said symbolized racial discrimination.

"Ridiculous, don't do it," Trump said.

Photographs of the new portrait locations were reviewed by CNN, showing the Clinton and Bush portraits now hanging in the Old Family Dining Room, a small space off the grand State Dining Room. The Old Family Dining Room is barely used in the Trump administration, aides said, and was taken off the list of locations visited during White House tours before the pandemic closed the executive mansion to the public.

"President and Mrs. Trump did not want that room showcased on public tours," a separate official said, adding that the room had essentially become a storage room during the last three years.

The Old Family Dining Room had been renovated in 2015 by Michelle Obama, with donations from the private White House Historical Association, and for the first time was open to public for viewing. The room, which was established by President and Mrs. John Quincy Adams in 1825, was decorated with modern art, including "Resurrection" by Alma Thomas, the first Black female artist to be part of the permanent White House collection.


I've known people like this...

That talisman wielding PoM probably said something triggering that PotUS' OCD.

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