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

#21 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

I mean, his whole thing about Sweden is a tragi-comedy in and of itself...
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:52 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 20 February 2017 - 12:15 PM, said:

I mean, his whole thing about Sweden is a tragi-comedy in and of itself...


Isn't it just? When I heard that Trump had tweeted out later that he'd been referencing a Fox News segment, I nearly fell off my chair laughing. (And it's actually not funny, if I think about it).
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

i missed this, explain further
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

If it's the story I think they're referencing they're talking about Trump making up a story of some kind of immigration/terror related incident that he believed happened in Sweden. Only no such thing had occured. Most likely he saw a video clip on TV and mistook the informtion:

http://www.news.com....8b24b8501a377a9

Strangely John Oliver did a piece on just this problem about Trump the week before:



Basically Trump sees or hears random sound bites or tweets and just creates his own reality. It's a scary notion that the leader of a country gets his opinions from random TV programs and commercials.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

oh so kind of like this one:

apologies for it being buzzfeed, im in a hurry
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

It's a psychological phenomenon that people when given false information are inclined to stick with this information and form impressions accordingly even when told it was absolute bollocks. So maybe, just maybe, he is actually clever?

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:59 AM

View PostMacros, on 20 February 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

i missed this, explain further



From one of Sweden's two leading national newspapers, I don't know if it is available abroad though:


http://www.dn.se/kul...er-is-a-madman/
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostThirteen, on 21 February 2017 - 09:12 AM, said:

It's a psychological phenomenon that people when given false information are inclined to stick with this information and form impressions accordingly even when told it was absolute bollocks. So maybe, just maybe, he is actually clever?



Confirmation bias.

And yes, that phenomenon is the basis for the entire Trump campaign and presidency so far.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:19 PM

That's true, but it's not just confirmation bias. The brain actually finds it easier to accept lies than to dispute them, because the latter takes more steps -- and one of those steps is accepting the lie.

http://www.politico....ct-brain-214658
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:40 PM

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:04 AM

I can't find the clip that i originally saw, but this one makes the same point. And suddenly his rambling speeches make more sense.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:51 PM


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

View Postdeath rattle, on 21 February 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

That's true, but it's not just confirmation bias. The brain actually finds it easier to accept lies than to dispute them, because the latter takes more steps -- and one of those steps is accepting the lie.

http://www.politico....ct-brain-214658




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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:46 PM


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:09 PM

This one isn't about Trump but it's too funny to go in the main politics thread: https://twitter.com/...003307902255105

Iowa lawmaker's alleged alma mater is actually a company that operated a Sizzler steak house franchise


An Iowa lawmaker who is pushing a controversial bill that caps the number of Democrats that state universities can hire as professors claimed on a government web site that he got a "business degree" from the "Forbco Management school."

But State Sen. Mark Chelgren's alleged alma mater is actually a company that operated a Sizzler steak house franchise in southern California and he doesn't have a "degree," Ed Failor, a spokesman for the Iowa State Republicans, told NBC News.

"This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald's," Failor said. "He got a certificate."
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:34 PM



Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. For some reason when I say his full name out loud, I think of this:

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

This one's pretty funny. It's only 47 seconds, so the time invested:laugh ratio is in your favor. Have a play.

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