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3 hours ago, unclevlad said:

That was the long and short of what he was trying to do, was my take as I watched it.  Altho not just clickbait per se;  it'd be used as ammo by all the Fox talking heads.

 

This unfortunately has been a thing for a while.  This is why you catch all of these stupid runon dialogues from congressmen during events like trials and other meetings.  It's entirely so it can be clipped by fox/etc and so they can go "Xman is a hero!  see him yell at Y group for Z reason."

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I feel this needs to be shared.  

Meanwhile over Mar-a Lago:  

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Former First Lady Melania wanted to know what was in store for her future and went to fortune teller who told her, "Prepare to become a widow. Your husband will meet a untimely demise."

 

Melania thought for a few moments, took a big breath and asked the fortune teller, "Will Biden pardon me?"

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7 hours ago, death tribble said:

There is a trend to name American ships after Presidents and Politicians. I'm just wandering if there will ever be a USS Donald Trump ? I can see there being some resistance from all quarters for this.

 

In recent years, the vast majority of ships named after Presidents have been carriers;  the Lyndon Johnson is a Zumwalt-class destroyer.  That's the only exception I saw.  (There's also a USS Roosevelt, which is an Arleigh Burke destroyer...but that's named after Franklin and Eleanor.)

 

I'd say it's basically zero chance of happening.  Trump's remarks over the summer burned that bridge down rather thoroughly, IMO.

 

Story in the NYT today, going back to our discussion about the potential problems for Fox, NewsMax, etc. for their election-fraud claims.  
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/technology/nadire-atas-arrest.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

 

If it's paywalled, in summary, a woman who's made extensive, abusive, defamatory posts against *many* people over a period of decades (per a separate story in the Times recently) has been arrested in Toronto and charged with 10 counts each of harassment, defamatory libel, and spreading false information with the intent to alarm.  I'm not sure if the woman is going to be prosecuted in Canada for violating Canadian law, or whether Toronto police arrested her at the request of US authorities and these are US charges.  If it's the former, then there may or may not be similar US laws, but those characterizations could clearly be applied to Fox News' coverage.

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2 hours ago, unclevlad said:

 

In recent years, the vast majority of ships named after Presidents have been carriers;  the Lyndon Johnson is a Zumwalt-class destroyer.  That's the only exception I saw.  (There's also a USS Roosevelt, which is an Arleigh Burke destroyer...but that's named after Franklin and Eleanor.)

 

USS Jimmy Carter is a Seawolf-class nuclear attack sub, named after the only president to have served on subs.

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25 minutes ago, archer said:

Actress Gina Carano is fired from The Mandalorian for suggesting Republicans are facing similar persecution in the USA as the Jews did during the Holocaust.

 

https://www.mediaite.com/entertainment/fire-gina-carano-mandalorian-republicans-holocaust-victims/

 

And already my R friends/sources are saying she was fired for not putting 'she/her' gender pronouns in her profile.

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13 minutes ago, TrickstaPriest said:

 

And already my R friends/sources are saying she was fired for not putting 'she/her' gender pronouns in her profile.

She did that too but a bit more than that. Rather than decline to put her pronouns in her profile (which would’ve been a big nothing burger), she put “beep/boop/bop” or something of that nature. Intentionally provocative and mocking, and not even clever. Then she bragged about it to her coworkers.
 

Basically she’s a PR nightmare, and Disney don’t care for those sorts of issues. So she’s fired.

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7 minutes ago, Iuz the Evil said:

She did that too but a bit more than that. Rather than decline to put her pronouns in her profile (which would’ve been a big nothing burger), she put “beep/boop/bop” or something of that nature. Intentionally provocative and mocking, and not even clever. Then she bragged about it to her coworkers.
 

Basically she’s a PR nightmare, and Disney don’t care for those sorts of issues. So she’s fired.

 

Supposedly she 'sort of apologized' after Pedro Pascal explained to her why people were doing that.

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Yeah, at the end of the day Disney is very much a business and won’t tolerate anything that detracts from their current “cash cow” franchise. I do not for a moment believe this to be anything but a prudent financial decision. They waited to see if it would blow over, she couldn’t manage to stay out of the media on this issue, didn’t blow over, fired.

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And it doesn't help that this is pattern and practice.  Hollywood Reporter notes social media posts mocking mask-wearing and downplaying the pandemic, and promoting the election fraud.  Disneyland and Disney World are both closed...still.  On that alone, anyone with a microgram of sense would recognize they're going to be rather more sensitive about the former, if nothing else.  Reporter also mentions "sources say" she was going to be given her own show.  If so, she's cost herself a *tidy* sum.

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I mean, all action hero actors can't be Sigourney Weaver. I'd like it if they tried not to be Roseanne Barr, though.

 

I was prepared to give Carano a pass on the pronouns thing because it was in response to trans activists badgering her about *not* having put her pronouns on her profile. As a member of the LGBTQ community myself, I can admit that some of our activists have gotten  overzealous on the issue lately, and I'm all too familiar with the experience of counterattacking someone in an argument using terms that are insensitive toward outside parties. But the fuller span of her social media show her promoting every QAnon conspiracy theory she runs across, and equating being disagreed with to being a victim of the Holocaust is just the last straw.

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7 hours ago, Matt the Bruins said:

I mean, all action hero actors can't be Sigourney Weaver. I'd like it if they tried not to be Roseanne Barr, though.

 

I was prepared to give Carano a pass on the pronouns thing because it was in response to trans activists badgering her about *not* having put her pronouns on her profile. As a member of the LGBTQ community myself, I can admit that some of our activists have gotten  overzealous on the issue lately, and I'm all too familiar with the experience of counterattacking someone in an argument using terms that are insensitive toward outside parties. But the fuller span of her social media show her promoting every QAnon conspiracy theory she runs across, and equating being disagreed with to being a victim of the Holocaust is just the last straw.

 

I don't follow social media so I usually give people a lot of passes when they don't deserve them.

 

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