Author Topic: Trump outrage of the day  (Read 506575 times)

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5250 on: November 04, 2020, 06:01:02 AM »
I was appalled by Trump in 2015. This right here is the reason I left my Republican registration alone.

GuitarStv

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 17416
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5251 on: November 04, 2020, 06:49:36 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.

former player

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6163
  • Location: Avalon
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5252 on: November 04, 2020, 07:04:03 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

bacchi

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5457
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5253 on: November 04, 2020, 07:27:58 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

partgypsy

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4341
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5254 on: November 04, 2020, 07:36:15 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.
yep. Democracy. A good experiment.

GuitarStv

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 17416
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5255 on: November 04, 2020, 07:55:18 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

MudPuppy

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 884
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5256 on: November 04, 2020, 08:45:30 AM »
Excellent reference

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5257 on: November 04, 2020, 11:22:19 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

GuitarStv

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 17416
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5258 on: November 04, 2020, 11:31:49 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

LennStar

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2350
  • Location: Germany
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5259 on: November 04, 2020, 01:28:14 PM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

EscapeVelocity2020

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3374
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Houston
    • EscapeVelocity2020
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5260 on: November 04, 2020, 02:32:50 PM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

Holy cow folks, my google engine is overheating trying to figure out what y'all are talking about

Psychstache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1142
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5261 on: November 04, 2020, 02:39:00 PM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

Holy cow folks, my google engine is overheating trying to figure out what y'all are talking about

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)

Glenstache

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2854
  • Location: Seattle!
  • Target FI date 2027 (maybe?)
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5262 on: November 04, 2020, 03:01:49 PM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

Holy cow folks, my google engine is overheating trying to figure out what y'all are talking about

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_of_Command_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)

Look to the references to four/five lights in the episode synopsis.

sherr

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1543
  • Age: 35
  • Location: North Carolina, USA
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5263 on: November 04, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

Holy cow folks, my google engine is overheating trying to figure out what y'all are talking about

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_of_Command_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)

Look to the references to four/five lights in the episode synopsis.

Both. "Four Lights" is from Chain of Command, Garak is a recurring character in DS9 and that quote is from The Wire.

partgypsy

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4341
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5264 on: November 04, 2020, 03:33:11 PM »
Wait was Picard on ds9? I remember he was being tortured and with the lights question, maybe by cardassians?

sherr

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1543
  • Age: 35
  • Location: North Carolina, USA
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5265 on: November 04, 2020, 03:38:01 PM »
Wait was Picard on ds9? I remember he was being tortured and with the lights question, maybe by cardassians?

There were a few crossover episodes because TNG and DS9 were on-air at the same time. This one was technically on TNG, but yes it was the Cardassians torturing him.

Psychstache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1142
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5266 on: November 04, 2020, 05:00:04 PM »
Wait was Picard on ds9? I remember he was being tortured and with the lights question, maybe by cardassians?

There were a few crossover episodes because TNG and DS9 were on-air at the same time. This one was technically on TNG, but yes it was the Cardassians torturing him.

Yes, that's correct. I was referencing the garak attribution for DS9, but chain of command was from TNG.

partgypsy

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4341
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5267 on: November 04, 2020, 05:40:50 PM »
gotcha. I think all females remember the Picard torture scene.

Travis

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3498
  • Location: South Korea
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5268 on: November 04, 2020, 05:48:44 PM »
Wait was Picard on ds9? I remember he was being tortured and with the lights question, maybe by cardassians?

He was in the pilot episode of DS9.

Picard's torture was also a 1984 reference as the Cardassian's plan was to convince him to believe an obvious lie to break him down. The writers also dug through Amnesty International records to reenact actual torture.

EvenSteven

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 494
  • Location: St. Louis
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5269 on: November 04, 2020, 05:50:35 PM »
gotcha. I think all females remember the Picard torture scene.

Is it weird that I read that in a Ferengi accent because of the word “female”?

bacchi

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5457
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5270 on: November 04, 2020, 06:49:42 PM »
This is a great quote about some of the Republican lawsuits so far:

https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

Quote
“A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Montecarlo

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 671
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5271 on: November 04, 2020, 07:03:27 PM »
This is a great quote about some of the Republican lawsuits so far:

https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

Quote
“A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Love it!

PKFFW

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 580
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5272 on: November 05, 2020, 03:43:35 AM »
This is a great quote about some of the Republican lawsuits so far:

https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

Quote
“A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Not so cut and dried when you have bought and paid for the judges who will decide.

Will they remain bought and paid for?  Or will they baulk at such a blatantly partisan action as even deciding to hear the case?

OtherJen

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4235
  • Location: Metro Detroit
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5273 on: November 05, 2020, 05:36:06 AM »
This is a great quote about some of the Republican lawsuits so far:

https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

Quote
“A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Not so cut and dried when you have bought and paid for the judges who will decide.

Will they remain bought and paid for?  Or will they baulk at such a blatantly partisan action as even deciding to hear the case?

It will depend on whether the judge simply played along just enough to get the appointment or whether they are a card-carrying Trump cult followers. The former will care too much about their own reputation to waste the court's time on a case without valid evidence.

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5274 on: November 05, 2020, 06:11:01 AM »
If Trump wins I'm going to scrub my political facebook posts. I'm a federal employee and who knows how deep the political purge will go. Many talented and dedicated people in government are already gone due to lack of "loyalty" to trump. I think if he wins, people will need to hide their political affiliations to keep their career.

Unfortunately, I suspect that it's already too late.  I'd be very surprised if detailed records of the personal communications of every US government employee are not already kept on file.
And Trump cronies will be in charge of the Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security and the FBI.

But do it anyway. You can always claim that you saw the light.

There . . . are . . . FOUR . . . lights!

Wow, so many layers of meaning on this, thank you!

Seemed apropos when considering what a Republican led 'loyalty/purge' interrogation would be like.


:P

And which answers were true?
Oh, they were all true!
Even the lies?
Especially the lies!

- kudos to Garak, slipperiest tailor of the whole Alpha Quadrant.

Holy cow folks, my google engine is overheating trying to figure out what y'all are talking about

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)

Can we turn the temperature down just a little bit by changing the subject away from this and back to *checks notes*

Actually, I'm on board with DS9, that was a great show, and once they brought in Michael Dorn, it was like when the Lakers added Gary Peyton and Karl Malone.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 06:14:11 AM by talltexan »

MasterStache

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2701
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5275 on: November 05, 2020, 06:21:41 AM »
Trump's lawsuits aren't really outrageous. They are more of a feature of how Trump operates rather than a bug. 

Travis

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3498
  • Location: South Korea
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5276 on: November 05, 2020, 06:24:59 AM »
Trump's lawsuits aren't really outrageous. They are more of a feature of how Trump operates rather than a bug.

First place my mind went today: the lawsuits are without a shred of reality and shouldn't last more than a couple days.
Today's opinion pieces: gentle reminder that Bush v Gore lasted two months.

fuuuuuuuck

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5277 on: November 05, 2020, 06:56:26 AM »
The counting is swinging back toward Trump in Arizona. That margin may slip (and several networks were cautious enough to not call it for Biden year. It's unclear what will happen in Georgia and how large the remaining ballot pool is. So we're left with Pennsylvania.

The Trump legal team don't seem like the All-stars who were willing to wade into Florida for the Bush cause. But what do the votes say? Will the votes be so close (reminder: initial 2000 count had Bush up 1,700 in Florida) that it will matter.

MasterStache

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2701
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5278 on: November 05, 2020, 07:09:00 AM »
The counting is swinging back toward Trump in Arizona. That margin may slip (and several networks were cautious enough to not call it for Biden year. It's unclear what will happen in Georgia and how large the remaining ballot pool is. So we're left with Pennsylvania.

The Trump legal team don't seem like the All-stars who were willing to wade into Florida for the Bush cause. But what do the votes say? Will the votes be so close (reminder: initial 2000 count had Bush up 1,700 in Florida) that it will matter.

Georgia updated form earlier claims of 25K ballots left to count and are saying roughly 50K now. That could work in Biden's favor.

nereo

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 14255
  • Location: Just south of Canada
    • Here's how you can support science today:
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5279 on: November 05, 2020, 07:15:56 AM »
Trump's lawsuits aren't really outrageous. They are more of a feature of how Trump operates rather than a bug.

First place my mind went today: the lawsuits are without a shred of reality and shouldn't last more than a couple days.
Today's opinion pieces: gentle reminder that Bush v Gore lasted two months.


This is just another example of how the GOP has embraced a brash New Yorker who's relied on lawsuits his entire career.  Yet somehow the party claims to be against spurious litigation, and seeks to eliminate legal red tape in everything from health-care to environmental challenges.

It makes my head spin.  "Law suits are bad, liberals try to use the courts to circumvent legislation - oh let's preemptively launch dozens of spurious lawsuits around voting!!"

OtherJen

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4235
  • Location: Metro Detroit
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5280 on: November 05, 2020, 07:18:48 AM »
Trump's lawsuits aren't really outrageous. They are more of a feature of how Trump operates rather than a bug.

First place my mind went today: the lawsuits are without a shred of reality and shouldn't last more than a couple days.
Today's opinion pieces: gentle reminder that Bush v Gore lasted two months.


This is just another example of how the GOP has embraced a brash New Yorker who's relied on lawsuits his entire career.  Yet somehow the party claims to be against spurious litigation, and seeks to eliminate legal red tape in everything from health-care to environmental challenges.

It makes my head spin.  "Law suits are bad, liberals try to use the courts to circumvent legislation - oh let's preemptively launch dozens of spurious lawsuits around voting!!"

"Lawsuits for me, but not for thee." Or, "Do as I say, not as I do."

Just Joe

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4544
  • Age: 125
  • Location: Just past the red barn on the left.
  • Here to learn.
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5281 on: November 05, 2020, 07:29:59 AM »
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)

I'm trying... I'm about three season in. Not warming up to it yet. I'm watching it no matter what. Bit by bit.

Just Joe

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4544
  • Age: 125
  • Location: Just past the red barn on the left.
  • Here to learn.
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5282 on: November 05, 2020, 07:35:56 AM »
Queue my elder and supporting relatives moaning about the media, fake news, conspiracies, etc all designed to hurt Trump.

I keep thinking I should bring up them making fun of sad liberals after Hillary lost but I can't.
Elder mentioned term limits for Pelosi and Schumer. Sure but that applies to both sides of the aisle - right? ;)
It isn't officially over yet. Anyone seen the forecast for Hell?

Maybe this is great year to stay home over the holidays.

« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 07:40:53 AM by Just Joe »

GuitarStv

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 17416
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5283 on: November 05, 2020, 07:46:30 AM »
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)

I'm trying... I'm about three season in. Not warming up to it yet. I'm watching it no matter what. Bit by bit.

DS9 wasn't a bad show . . . but it wasn't Star Trek.  It abandoned all of the fundamental concepts and ideas that Roddenberry wanted to do with the series.  It was intended to be grittier and darker, dealing with social conflict, war, scarcity, terrorism (all issues that were largely supposed to have been solved in Roddenberry's universe).  While it seemed pretty good at the time, it seems to have aged worse than TNG or the original series.

nereo

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 14255
  • Location: Just south of Canada
    • Here's how you can support science today:
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5284 on: November 05, 2020, 07:55:52 AM »
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The most consistently good Trek show (fight me!)

I'm trying... I'm about three season in. Not warming up to it yet. I'm watching it no matter what. Bit by bit.

To appreciate it, you need to remember that it first aired in 1993.  Special effects were still largely done on-set and there was still pretty tight network and FCC control over content (e.g. each episode still needed to be 'self contained').  Still, DS9 was different in having a continuous story, mutli-epsiode arcs and was 'grittier' than the previous ST or TNG while still existing within Roddenberry's world of advanced scientific human Utopia.  It melded a lot more aliens together, with Humans, Ferengi, Klingons, Cardassians and the Dominion all present in almost every episode.

I think DS9 had/has the DNA to be an amazing series on one of the streaming networks (e.g. Netflix) where they don't have to pay much attention to broadcasting guidelines or commericial breaks or self-contained episodes.  Alas, I don't see that happening.  They'll draft up some completely different Star Trek series which will feel more like Abrams or Lin than Avery Brooks (DS9) or Roddenberry.



DS9 wasn't a bad show . . . but it wasn't Star Trek.  It abandoned all of the fundamental concepts and ideas that Roddenberry wanted to do with the series.  It was intended to be grittier and darker, dealing with social conflict, war, scarcity, terrorism (all issues that were largely supposed to have been solved in Roddenberry's universe).  While it seemed pretty good at the time, it seems to have aged worse than TNG or the original series.

I disagree.  I think it fit nicely into the Star Trek cannon  - but showed how the United Federation of Planets merged with the other empires that didn't necessarily fit into their world view of scientific utopia and advancement of knowledge for everyone's benefit.  You had the main character who was in many ways superior but struggled to understand and become more 'human' (Oto), you had the external threat (Dominion), the diversified group cohesively working together under a command structure (all the officers), and then a lot of squabbling between non-members which Sisco tried to mediate while maintaining the Prime Directive.

Oops... have we strayed from Trump now?  Hmm... I don't think Trump would make a very good Star Fleet officer.  For one, his 'bone spurs' would be healed by a tricorder in seconds.

OtherJen

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4235
  • Location: Metro Detroit
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5285 on: November 05, 2020, 07:58:54 AM »
Queue my elder and supporting relatives moaning about the media, fake news, conspiracies, etc all designed to hurt Trump.

I keep thinking I should bring up them making fun of sad liberals after Hillary lost but I can't.
Elder mentioned term limits for Pelosi and Schumer. Sure but that applies to both sides of the aisle - right? ;)
It isn't officially over yet. Anyone seen the forecast for Hell?

Maybe this is great year to stay home over the holidays.

For multiple reasons, as it turns out that COVID-19 didn't magically disappear on Nov. 4, as promised by the current overlords.

GuitarStv

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 17416
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5286 on: November 05, 2020, 08:01:00 AM »
Oops... have we strayed from Trump now?  Hmm... I don't think Trump would make a very good Star Fleet officer.  For one, his 'bone spurs' would be healed by a tricorder in seconds.

Trump would do just fine in the Star Trek universe.  Who has the same moral compass, same preoccupation with gold (pressed latinum), same orangey skin tone, same opinion of facts that don't suit them, same baldness, and same views on the treatment of women?

That's right . . . he's Ferengi!

Just Joe

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4544
  • Age: 125
  • Location: Just past the red barn on the left.
  • Here to learn.
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5287 on: November 05, 2020, 08:01:15 AM »
Foot problems healed in seconds? Sign me up. I already did my enlistment in the military.

Had no idea that the FCC required self contained episodes back then. Any idea why?

nereo

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 14255
  • Location: Just south of Canada
    • Here's how you can support science today:
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5288 on: November 05, 2020, 08:06:46 AM »

For multiple reasons, as it turns out that COVID-19 didn't magically disappear on Nov. 4, as promised by the current overlords.

NOOOOOOO!!!
Honestly, I was really hoping that would be true.  I never believed it, but I was willing to be totally wrong in exchange for a return to normal.
Sigh:  107,771 new cases yesterday. A new record.  1,616 deaths reported, back to levels not seen since July. 

The trend is deeply troubling... very possible that we'll average over 1,000 deaths/day for weeks now, possibly 2k.  On our state's CDC briefing yesterday it was mentinoed that we'll probably hit 300k deaths before the end of this year.

Roadrunner53

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3102
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5289 on: November 05, 2020, 08:59:38 AM »
IF Trump loses, will he leave the White House without a fuss or will he have to be escorted out by the military?

Will he greet Biden and Biden's wife as the Obama's had done on their last day? Hahaha!

partgypsy

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4341
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5290 on: November 05, 2020, 09:13:02 AM »
My former mil told me as she was waiting in line at a store yesterday an elderly man who was not wearing his mask properly kept motioning her to get closer in line while she kept her distance. She finally said " I don't want to get closer because of covid" and he said "don't worry it's all going to go away after the election!". This is in NC.   
This is one of the most dismaying things about the last 4 years, how readily people believe and pass on misinformation, lies and outright conspiracy theories. Unlike closed societies like china, russia, north korea, we have an open society with libraries, free press, etc. Of course it doesn't help that the head of the country himself is spreading misinformation, but that can't be an excuse.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 09:31:13 AM by partgypsy »

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5291 on: November 05, 2020, 09:14:00 AM »
I did some checking, and apparently John Adams--our great and revered founding father--did not attend the inauguration of his rival successor Thomas Jefferson.

Maybe we need to be a little more discerning about our republican values?

FIPurpose

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1510
  • Location: WA
    • FI With Purpose
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5292 on: November 05, 2020, 09:16:42 AM »
I did some checking, and apparently John Adams--our great and revered founding father--did not attend the inauguration of his rival successor Thomas Jefferson.

Maybe we need to be a little more discerning about our republican values?

Will we also get a set of letters that Biden and Trump will write each other on their death beds talking fondly of each other's accomplishments?

frugalnacho

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4566
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5293 on: November 05, 2020, 09:18:42 AM »
Yes don't underestimate the stupidity of Trump voters.  A good portion literally believe the coronavirus is going away after the election despite living in the same reality as the rest of us.

Back to trump outrage: He's having another tantrum on twitter as expected, tweeting "STOP THE COUNT!", "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!", "STOP THE COUNT!" (he's retweeting himself), "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!", and pushing articles from briebart news. 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5294 on: November 05, 2020, 09:26:24 AM »
I did some checking, and apparently John Adams--our great and revered founding father--did not attend the inauguration of his rival successor Thomas Jefferson.

Maybe we need to be a little more discerning about our republican values?

Will we also get a set of letters that Biden and Trump will write each other on their death beds talking fondly of each other's accomplishments?

Interesting you bring that up, I'm actually working on a letter to my children (Kinder and 3rd grade) explaining my Biden vote because the issues that motivate seem...not age appropriate for them now. Part of what motivates me is the thought that they might study history years from now and wonder why all their family (apart from me it seems) voted for this man, so I want to leave a record behind.

Plina

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 421
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5295 on: November 05, 2020, 09:52:07 AM »
Yes don't underestimate the stupidity of Trump voters.  A good portion literally believe the coronavirus is going away after the election despite living in the same reality as the rest of us.

Back to trump outrage: He's having another tantrum on twitter as expected, tweeting "STOP THE COUNT!", "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!", "STOP THE COUNT!" (he's retweeting himself), "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!", and pushing articles from briebart news. 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

It is like having a two year old for president. I can see him twisting and turning on the floor of the oval office while shouting to Melanie: STOP THE COUNT!

frugalnacho

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4566
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5296 on: November 05, 2020, 09:55:07 AM »
Yes don't underestimate the stupidity of Trump voters.  A good portion literally believe the coronavirus is going away after the election despite living in the same reality as the rest of us.

Back to trump outrage: He's having another tantrum on twitter as expected, tweeting "STOP THE COUNT!", "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!", "STOP THE COUNT!" (he's retweeting himself), "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!", and pushing articles from briebart news. 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

It is like having a two year old for president. I can see him twisting and turning on the floor of the oval office while shouting to Melanie: STOP THE COUNT!

Yes, exactly like talking to my 3 year old.  No! You can't have the presidency because you didn't win the votes!  "BUT I WANT IT!!!!!!!"

talltexan

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4191
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5297 on: November 05, 2020, 09:55:44 AM »
Maybe we got it wrong. The virus won't go away when the voting stops, but when the counting is done.

So Trump asking to "stop the counting" is really Trump trying to end the COVID problem.

frugalnacho

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4566
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5298 on: November 05, 2020, 09:58:05 AM »
Just stop testing and you'll have no more (official) cases.

Just stop counting and you'll have no more (official) Biden votes.

If they stop counting now Biden still has 270 votes.  I guess that's easier to resolve through litigation than if you let all the votes be counted though, so I get why he's doing it even though he's no longer in the lead.

nereo

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 14255
  • Location: Just south of Canada
    • Here's how you can support science today:
Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5299 on: November 05, 2020, 10:35:59 AM »
Maybe we got it wrong. The virus won't go away when the voting stops, but when the counting is done.

So Trump asking to "stop the counting" is really Trump trying to end the COVID problem.

Um, yeah, that makes sense... the virility of a pathogen will change if we ignore little pieces of paper.

The conspiracy-theorists will tie themselves in knots trying to keep their convictions going.  Remember predictions about the end-of-the-earth?  Turns out each one got the date slightly wrong... but it’s still definitely coming, and soon... and here’s a new date!!

Next up: The virus will go away on Inauguration Day.  Like Magic!  And the 1,600+ people who died yesterday did so because of more testing.  If we hadn’t tested, they’d still be alive.