Can't make this (stuff) up

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Re: Can't make this (stuff) up

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:30 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Win a trip for two to Newark, NJ!

https://www.newarkhappening.com/3pd/

Yes, I shit you not. I believe this is for real...
I'd think your odds of winning have to be pretty good.
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Re: Can't make this (stuff) up

Unread post by Whack9 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:34 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Win a trip for two to Newark, NJ!

https://www.newarkhappening.com/3pd/

Yes, I shit you not. I believe this is for real...
I'd think your odds of winning have to be pretty good.
Everybody who doesn't win is actually the winner.

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Re: Can't make this (stuff) up

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:34 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Win a trip for two to Newark, NJ!

https://www.newarkhappening.com/3pd/

Yes, I shit you not. I believe this is for real...
I'd think your odds of winning have to be pretty good.
Everybody who doesn't win is actually the winner.
Bring your own water.

Newark handing out bottled water as filters appear to fail to protect residents from lead
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Can't make this (stuff) up

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:58 am

Would fit in any of our political threads, but this is so shocking I chose this topic instead.
Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump
The former Illinois representative urges a new primary challenge for the “reckless” and “incompetent” president.


Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the conservative talk-show host and prominent “tea party” figure, on Wednesday called President Donald Trump an “unfit conman” and a “racial arsonist” and urged a primary challenge for the Republican nomination next year.

Walsh also apologized both for his own heated rhetoric over the years and for helping to elect Trump in 2016.

Writing in The New York Times, Walsh said:
“In Mr. Trump, I see the worst and ugliest iteration of views I expressed for the better part of a decade. To be sure, I’ve had my share of controversy. On more than one occasion, I questioned Mr. Obama’s truthfulness about his religion. At times, I expressed hate for my political opponents. We now see where this can lead. There’s no place in our politics for personal attacks like that, and I regret making them.”
... In the Times, he argued that Trump isn’t a conservative and that he’s vulnerable not just because he’s unfit for office but because of his poor record.

“He’s reckless on fiscal issues; he’s incompetent on the border; he’s clueless on trade; he misunderstands executive power; and he subverts the rule of law,” Walsh wrote. “It’s his poor record that makes him most worthy of a primary challenge.” ...
“We need someone who could stand up, look the president in the eye and say: ‘Enough, sir. We’ve had enough of your indecency. We’ve had enough of your lies, your bullying, your cruelty, enough of your insults, your daily drama, your incitement, enough of the danger you place this country in every single day. We don’t want any of this anymore, and the country certainly can’t stand four more years of it.’”
Read the full column here.

On Twitter, Walsh wrote that his column was both a call for someone to run against Trump and an apology for his own role in helping to elect him:
Joe Walsh
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Why did I write this piece? Two reasons: First, I wanted to make clear that Donald Trump is unfit to be President, and he MUST be challenged in the Republican primary.

And second, I wanted to apologize for the role I played in helping to put an unfit con man in the White House.
Walsh was widely praised for the mea culpa: ...
Joe, this is not nothing. Good on you.
You'll catch hell for this principled decision, but you're a good man for making it AND for the apology. Rare thing, that.
Joe, please stop making me like your tweets, it's very confusing.
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Better late than never. It's good to see more and more people waking up to the monster that sits in the Oval Office. We need all the help we can get to save democracy and bring decency and clarity back to the United States. Thank you.
Many more responding tweets at the link.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Can't make this (stuff) up

Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:54 pm

Good for Joe; it's comforting, somewhat, to see some of the former nut jobs coming out against the trump cult. I was thinking just the other day that the closer it gets to the election, the more unhinged trump is likely to become, if you can imagine that. I don't foresee him going quietly when he loses......fake news, millions of illegal votes, the system is rigged; take your pick. It will be something to behold just in time for the holidays.

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