Current Events Chat

Discussion in 'In the News' started by hallokween, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    The House is set to vote on a Homeland appropriations bill soon, but these CBP guys are such right wing nutjobs that it won't stop them. Plus, all the nutjobs that will now masquerade as federal agents.

    I am very scared for Chicago. It's a giant powder keg compared to Portland (which was practice, in my opinion).
     
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  2. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I have no idea if it can be stopped.

    The only way republicans will grow up is if it becomes VERY clear the Trump ship’s sinking, and they don’t want to be on it.
     
  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Apparently even fucking Duterte
    isn’t allowing in-person teaching until there’s a vaccine.

    Duterte is being more sensible than many of our politicians. Wtf, 2020?!*

    *I realize that’s this year’s motto, but really?!
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Wow, that's actually even more of shitshow than it has been here considering the millions of shanty houses. I don't disagree with him but wow.
     
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  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sure this is shocking commentary. If our experience has been any indication, the census has been hella disorganized at best. I answered the very first letter sent to our Hayward apartment and gave the Fresno address as a second residence. This was back in Feb. We kept getting letters that said to ignore if we've already responded. Okay, cool.

    Except they don't mean that. We've received many letters to both addresses, phone calls to both cell phones asking the same questions, visits to both apartments, etc. At least with the visits, the second person was surprised to hear we had already answered questions on the phone. We have a some friends who experienced the same with only one address while one with addresses in different states was apparently done with just one response.

    I shudder to think of how much money and effort is being wasted.
     
  6. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    RBG
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  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    This is so fucking devastating
     
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  8. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    It's 2016 election night all over again.
     
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  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    At least I’m better medicated now.
     
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  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I can’t even. I’m holding onto a glimmer of hope that the cheeto’s 2 picks to SCOTUS did not vote the way he wanted on a couple of major rulings so maybe we won’t be screwed but I’m just trying to stay hopeful otherwise I’m not making it through this. McConnell of course wants to fast track someone. I would love nothing more for that motherfucker to get hit by a train. He is just as bad as the cheeto.
     
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  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    As much as I hate Trump, Jeff Goldblum I hate McConnell more.
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    My rage is only marginally superceded by my complete depression.

    It is going to take a lifetime to turn SCOTUS back around.
     
  13. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Yeah. It saddens me too that she probably died despairing for the future of the SC. There would have been no shame in her retiring a couple health problems ago, but she didn’t because she cared that much.
     
  14. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I was just so numb when I saw the news. It’s devastating.
     
  15. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    This is a blow to the whole world, which especially now cannot afford to lose people like her.
     
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  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    He must have it. There have been zero bragging tweets or breaking news announcements. They're working on spinning this.

    Or maybe I'm just kidding myself.
     
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  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    And there it is. He tweeted that they've tested positive. They didn't just get this, either, which means he's passed it on to Jeff Goldblum knows how many of the top people in govt. Unbelievable.
     
  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I can’t believe they both got it at the same time. If I were her, I would never be in the same room as him.
     
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  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I am neither surprised nor terribly broken up about it.

    It seems like they were both exposed likely while traveling. Marine 1 is probably as close as they get when not in front of a camera.
     
  20. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m sure she shares this sentiment.
     
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  21. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I can't believe everyone has taken Pence's negative test as the final word. Hopefully he's tested every day for a week at least.

    Mitch, too.
     
  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Fucking Mitch.
     
  23. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I really hope Mitch gets it and suffers a long painful death. sorrynotsorry. As much as I hate Trump, I don’t want him to die before the election. I think everything would get fucked up if that happened. People are saying he’s faking it and in 2 weeks will come out and say, "see it wasn’t bad! I’m fine!”. I don’t know. I wouldn’t put it past him but I do think he has it.
     
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  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    My class page is very sympathetic about Stephen Miller’s COVID diagnosis. Lots of laughing emojis.
     
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  25. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    FINALLY filled out my ballot and had P drop it off at the ballot box at City Hall. Now I await my text confirmation.