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Political Comedy starring Donald J. Trump & Co. Laugh while you cry

#1261 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 04:31 AM

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[The 'featured snippet' I got on Google was '340 years Social scientist Luke Kemp analyzed dozens of civilizations—which he defined as "a society with agriculture, multiple cities, military dominance in its geographical region and a continuous political structure"—from 3000 B.C. to 600 A.D. and calculated that the average life span of a civilization is close to 340 years.' However, when I searched for 'How long do empires usually last', it was:

'Americans may not think of themselves as an “empire,” but much of the world does. The average age of empires, according to a specialist on the subject, the late Sir John Bagot Glubb, is 250 years. After that, empires always die, often slowly but overwhelmingly from overreaching in the search for power.']
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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:17 AM

'Trump Is Fantasizing About a $2 Billion Presidential Library and Museum in Florida

[...] He envisions it run by his social media director Dan Scavino, who formerly served as Trump’s social media director but more recently worked as his deputy chief of staff. Such a sum would far exceed the cost of other presidential libraries, but Trump reportedly believes he can raise it via small-dollar donations from a grassroots campaign among supporters. Former Trump associates believe it will be difficult for him to raise the money in the wake of the scandal over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. “I thought to myself, what is this alternative fantasy life you’re living? I have no clue where they think they’ll get this money raised. Anyone who gives to him will be radioactive,” an unnamed fundraiser told the Post of the plans.'

https://www.thedaily...eports?ref=home
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Posted 17 January 2021 - 01:38 AM

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(Probably satire for a change...)
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Posted 17 January 2021 - 05:29 PM

'A QAnon "Digital Soldier" Marches On, Undeterred by Theory’s Unraveling

[...] a Harvard-educated writer and actress[...]

[...] opens her laptop and begins fighting the global cabal.

Ms. Gilbert, 57, is a believer in QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory. Like all QAnon faithful, she is convinced that the world is run by a Satanic group of pedophiles that includes top Democrats and Hollywood elites, and that President Trump has spent years leading a top-secret mission to bring these evildoers to justice.

She unspools this web of falsehoods on her Facebook page, where she posts dozens of times a day, often sharing links from right-wing sites like Breitbart and The Epoch Times or QAnon memes she has pulled off Twitter. On a recent day, her feed included a rant against Covid-19 lockdowns, a grainy meme accusing Congress of “high treason,” a post calling Lady Gaga a Satanist and a claim that “covfefe,” a typo that Mr. Trump accidentally tweeted three years ago, was a coded intelligence message.

“I’m the meme queen,” Ms. Gilbert told me. “I won’t produce them, but I share a mean meme, and I’m kind of raw.”

[...] Ms. Gilbert’s elite pedigree — she attended the Dalton School in Manhattan and worked on The Harvard Lampoon with Conan O’Brien in the 1980s — illustrates the wide range of people who have ended up in Q’s thrall. And her story hints at how hard it will be to bring those people back to reality.

[Her earlier posts were] mostly advocating for environmental causes or support for Jill Stein, who was the Green Party’s presidential candidate.

She also posted several feel-good stories, like one about how a cow and a tortoise became friends, as well as recommendations for books on Amazon (including her own).

[...] What attracts Ms. Gilbert and many other people to QAnon isn’t just the content of the conspiracy theory itself. It’s the community and sense of mission it provides. New QAnon believers are invited to chat rooms and group texts, and their posts are showered with likes and retweets. They make friends, and are told that they are not lonely Facebook addicts squinting at zoomed-in paparazzi photos, but patriots gathering “intel” for a righteous revolution.

[...] “These people aren’t drooling, mind-controlled cultists,” Mr. Rothschild said. “People who are in Q like it. They like being part of it. You can’t debunk and fact-check your way out of this, because these people don’t want to leave.”

I first met Ms. Gilbert in 2019, a few months after she had gotten seriously into QAnon. Friendly and soft-spoken, she explained that Hollywood elites conducted Illuminati blood rituals behind closed doors, that former Representative Anthony Weiner’s laptop contained a video of Hillary Clinton committing murder, and that photos from a recent meeting between Mr. Trump and Queen Elizabeth II proved that he had secretly dethroned her.

[...] She had dabbled in conspiracy theories before, but Pizzagate — which falsely posited that powerful Democrats were running a child sex-trafficking ring out of a Washington pizza parlor, and that all of this was detailed in code in the Clinton emails — blew her mind. If it was true, she thought, it would connect all of her suspicions about elites, and explain the horrible truths they had been covering up.

“The world opened up in Technicolor for me,” she said. “It was like the Matrix — everything just started to download.”

[...] Pizzagate primed Ms. Gilbert for QAnon, which she discovered through the YouTube videos of a British psychic. It quickly took over her life, and yanked her politics sharply to the right. Seemingly overnight, her Facebook feed switched from Change.org petitions and cute animal photos to Gateway Pundit links and “Killary Clinton” memes.

[...] She works from home as a freelance audiobook narrator [ut oh]

[...] She said there was no proof that the [Capitol riot] participants were QAnon believers, and suggested that they might have been antifa activists in disguise — all things that have been widely debunked.

[...] (She once spent several minutes explaining how a domino-shaped ornament on the White House Christmas tree proved that Mr. Trump was sending coded messages about QAnon, because the domino had 17 dots, and Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet.)

When she solves a new piece of the puzzle, she posts it to Facebook, where her QAnon friends post heart emojis and congratulate her.

[...] She thinks the danger of Covid-19 is overblown, and refuses to wear a mask (except at the grocery store, where she has no choice). As a result, her neighbors steer clear of her, and she feels their wrath every time she steps outside.

“I am called names and abused,” she told me during a recent call. “A 90-year-old woman who lives in my building cursed me out today on the sidewalk.”

[...] She compares Manhattan to Nazi Germany, and speaks bitterly about the friends she has lost.

[...] Their daily well of QAnon content is drying up, and their favorite QAnon influencers have been barred by every app except Calculator and Stocks. Some are openly threatening to denounce Q and leave the movement if Mr. Biden is inaugurated.

But the meme queen is undeterred. She trusts Q’s plan, at least for a little while longer, and she wants them to trust it, too.

“Be prepared, and stay cool,” Ms. Gilbert wrote to her Facebook friends recently. “Slow and steady wins the race. We’re in the home stretch now.”'

https://www.nytimes....pgtype=Homepage

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 12:02 PM

China.
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Posted 19 January 2021 - 12:57 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 19 January 2021 - 12:02 PM, said:

China.


Egads.
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Posted 20 January 2021 - 03:26 AM

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 03:36 PM

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 04:50 AM

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 07:33 PM

'Is This a 30 Rock Plotline Come to Life Or Am I Being Punked?
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[...] disgraced MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski. Sources told the Daily Mail Thursday that Krakowski and the Trump lackey had a nine-month relationship that was an "open secret" in her social circle. According to these tipsters, the affair abruptly ended last summer after a weekend in the Hamptons. But before it came to an end, the Daily Mail reports the two were seen "in each other's company" around the West Village. One source claims: "We'd always joke that Jane had so much money, couldn't she afford her own MyPillow?"

[iirc she played a sociopathic narcissist minor tv star]

[...] Even more sources revealed he had "sent flowers to her almost every week and champagne and different bottles of liquor," going so far as to allege the two had known each other for "eight years and that they had been friends." Those gifts, if any of this is to be believed, would often end up in landfills. Says one tipster: "They would fight and Jane would throw all of the gifts that he had given her away. Then they would make up and there would be more gifts again."

Further, another "friend" told the rag that Krakowski was aware of Lindell's past with drug abuse and alcoholism, but became impressed with how he had turned things around. "Jane would always say how fantastic he was and that he was a role model that her son Bennett could look up to."

When asked by Daily Mail about their relationship, Krakowski announced, "I've never met the man," while Lindell quipped, "I have never even heard of Jane Krakowski???"'

[...] He's also been sued again and again for fraudulent business practices, and faces further legal action from Dominion Voting Systems, on top of most MyPillow retailers shelving his products permanently.'

https://jezebel.com/...ng-p-1846101229

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 06:09 AM

Man, this seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it? I totally forgot this clown was caught hiding in the bushes for some reason. I sorta remember he was either trying to listen in on someone's conversation or was it hiding to dodge questions? I also remember personal quirk details about him always swallowing his gum.

https://twitter.com/...339438446268417

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 07:43 AM

Say one thing about Spicey, those were some entertaining press briefings and then we got the Mooch.

The comparison videos are striking though (scroll down):


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 08:53 AM

That Twitter feed led me to some of the Melissa McCarthy playing Sean Spicer videos and man comedians are going to have to work harder now they don't have so much easy material handed to them daily...
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Posted 22 January 2021 - 12:03 PM

Apparently George Bush after the inauguration said, "That was some normal shit." And I mean...there it is.
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Posted 22 January 2021 - 04:02 PM

'Now Even the QAnon Shaman Disowns Trump: I Was Duped
SHATTERED DREAMS

[...] The legal representative of Jacob Chansley—better known as the “QAnon Shaman,” who burst into the U.S. Capitol wearing furs and Viking horns—has said his client feels cheated by Trump. Referring to his client as “the guy with the horns and the fur,” attorney Al Watkins told the St. Louis NBC News affiliate KSDK: “[Chansley] regrets very, very much having not just been duped by the president, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made.” Chansley was arrested days after the riot, and last week he begged Trump for a pardon—but it never came.'

https://www.thedaily...-duped?ref=home

Headline should probably read 'QAnon Shaman's lawyer tells the press he regrets being duped by Trump'....
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