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Title: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 21, 2020, 10:52:31 AM
I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 21, 2020, 11:29:24 AM
I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad.

You're only jealous that he cheats on his wife more than you because he can and you can't.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 21, 2020, 12:24:41 PM
To be serious for a second, I'm one of the few to use that phrase that really does think the orange man really IS bad. Plus I believe in the inner score card.

You bring up a good point, though. Trump's supporters are just as abused as his current and former spouses, and girlfriends. I almost added sexual assault victims to that list, but I think it would have been redundant.

His supporters deserve our pity to the point at which they are not complicit. With time that line seems to be harder and harder to find, but on the other hand Stockholm syndrome or battered spouse syndrome seems to be a real thing.

To flash back to the more childish side, I like where you're going with this thread, maybe we could get all the lefties in here and we can just sling all the childish insults that are typical of Trump supporters. Eventually all the children would join in the playground games, not knowing it was a giant joke on them. It could be the perfect sacrificial anode to try to save some of the other worthwhile part of CoB&F.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Casey on May 21, 2020, 01:27:57 PM
Honestly I might just discuss covid news here, since there's no way the clown show is leaving the actual Coronavirus thread.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: rb on May 21, 2020, 02:00:59 PM
Honestly I might just discuss covid news here, since there's no way the clown show is leaving the actual Coronavirus thread.
Why, this is a nice political tread in the politics section.

Why do you want to infect it with the coronavirus?
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 21, 2020, 03:27:11 PM
This thread is fake news.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: meiroy on May 22, 2020, 02:30:42 AM
https://www.rrauction.com/one-of-only-seven-titanic-deck-chairs-known-to-exist.html

The Titanic was a great ship. The best ship built in America by people with good bloodlines.  Great bloodlines. Maybe it went down. Maybe it didn't. I don't know. I think it didn't. I think it didn't. Because, you know, that's what they say. But you don't know. I think it didn't. Great ship. Great American ship! I think I was on it once, actually.  They were so happy to see me. They had all these beautiful deck chairs. You know, on the deck. And they were so happy, they gave it to me for free. Best ship ever.






Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: cwericb on May 22, 2020, 05:31:45 AM
"I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad."


On the 'other thread', when I posted that I was beginning to become prejudiced against Orange people.  I was immediately called a raciest by a certain poster. 

That being the case, I humbly apologize to all people of the orange color, except one.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Jurgis on May 22, 2020, 06:36:25 AM
"I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad."


On the 'other thread', when I posted that I was beginning to become prejudiced against Orange people.  I was immediately called a raciest by a certain poster. 

That being the case, I humbly apologize to all people of the orange color, except one.

You don't choose your skin color!



Except for one orange dude.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: rb on May 22, 2020, 06:39:13 AM
Don't forget Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 22, 2020, 08:16:36 AM
"I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad."


On the 'other thread', when I posted that I was beginning to become prejudiced against Orange people.  I was immediately called a raciest by a certain poster. 

That being the case, I humbly apologize to all people of the orange color, except one.

You don't choose your skin color!



Except for one orange dude.

You're saying he's not really orange, but he identifies as orange?
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 22, 2020, 09:34:16 AM
"I'll get things started here  . . .

Orange man bad."


On the 'other thread', when I posted that I was beginning to become prejudiced against Orange people.  I was immediately called a raciest by a certain poster. 

That being the case, I humbly apologize to all people of the orange color, except one.

You don't choose your skin color!



Except for one orange dude.

You're saying he's not really orange, but he identifies as orange?
I realized that the answer to my question is likely that he identifies as thin, toned and naturally tanned.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 22, 2020, 09:46:45 AM
Trump identifies as a person of color.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Jurgis on May 22, 2020, 11:02:27 AM
Trump identifies as a person of color.

mic drop
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 22, 2020, 12:47:11 PM
Trump identifies as a person of color.

mic drop

That means he HAS to vote for Biden, correct?
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Jurgis on May 22, 2020, 01:38:11 PM
Trump identifies as a person of color.

mic drop

That means he HAS to vote for Biden, correct?

Decisions, decisions.



There's some quality content on this thread, dawgs.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Spekulatius on May 22, 2020, 04:43:19 PM
Isnít Memorial Day the time for a patriotic disaster movie? Now with movie theatre's closed what are we going to watch? Do the WH farce force Meetings count?

And I thought America always wins, isnít that how it works? I am confused - 80K Americans dead and the virus is still alive and well. Powellís Fed bazooka was great, but the Virus doesnít care about this either. This just sucks. The story line sucks and drags on too long. I like in Armageddon better. Iíd rather have a meteor hit.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Jurgis on May 22, 2020, 04:47:12 PM
Isnít Memorial Day the time for a patriotic disaster movie? Now with movie theatre's closed what are we going to watch? Do the WH farce force Meetings count?

And I thought America always wins, isnít that how it works? I am confused - 80K Americans dead and the virus is still alive and well. Powellís Fed bazooka was great, but the Virus doesnít care about this either. This just sucks. The story line sucks and drags on too long. I like in Armageddon better. Iíd rather have a meteor hit.

You haven't seen the ending yet.



Maybe the asteroid is still coming.



Maybe Trumpie, Biden, Xi and Putin go nuke the asteroid.



Maybe they don't return.



Hey, why was Biden included in that team?
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 23, 2020, 08:03:35 AM
Is this an admission that we'd be safer from the virus in China?

US accuses China of blocking US flights, demands action
https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/05/23/us-accuses-china-of-blocking-us-flights-demands-action/1868874

Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 23, 2020, 08:50:20 AM
Remember when saving any lives at all from blocking flights from China was THE drum to beat for a Trump fanboy? 


More than 90 percent of houses of worship have been closed in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and numerous polls have actually shown that a majority of the American public support the restrictions.


https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/23/861386816/president-trump-sides-with-churches-asserting-a-right-to-reopen
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: meiroy on May 23, 2020, 05:43:48 PM
So far this war had two battles, the initial one and the current one.  The initial battle was lost even before day one due to complete incompetence.  It cannot be won back.  The casualties are there to stay and increase as time goes by.

The Dems need to accept this tragic reality. It's too late to try and save the day. By hanging on they are making the current battle worse. It can't be really won either.   We need to have everyone wearing masks and reopen.

If Trump wins, it means the continuing dismantling of the institutions including the rule of law, possibly to the point of no return.

If Trump wins, it means the economy will not get what it needs the most, focus on demand and consumption by households.

The Dems need to give up on trying to win a lost battle, so they can win the war.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 23, 2020, 06:47:01 PM
So far this war had two battles, the initial one and the current one.  The initial battle was lost even before day one due to complete incompetence.  It cannot be won back.  The casualties are there to stay and increase as time goes by.

The Dems need to accept this tragic reality. It's too late to try and save the day. By hanging on they are making the current battle worse. It can't be really won either.   We need to have everyone wearing masks and reopen.

If Trump wins, it means the continuing dismantling of the institutions including the rule of law, possibly to the point of no return.

If Trump wins, it means the economy will not get what it needs the most, focus on demand and consumption by households.

The Dems need to give up on trying to win a lost battle, so they can win the war.

I agree.

America had a coordinated strategy until Trump went rogue to play a dirty political trick and blame the collapse on the Democrats who he is counting on to maintain the restrictions too long.  The Democrats have their hands tied behind their backs by conscience and this is a weakness that Trump does not share with them.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Spekulatius on May 24, 2020, 08:09:06 AM
Is this an admission that we'd be safer from the virus in China?

US accuses China of blocking US flights, demands action
https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/05/23/us-accuses-china-of-blocking-us-flights-demands-action/1868874

Depending on where you are located in the US, you will be safer from the Virus in China as well as in most European countries , except the UK.
In China, I think mortality (and other health issues ) from air and other pollution Sources probably dwarfs the fatality from COVID-19
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 24, 2020, 08:26:33 AM
Is this an admission that we'd be safer from the virus in China?

US accuses China of blocking US flights, demands action
https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/05/23/us-accuses-china-of-blocking-us-flights-demands-action/1868874

Depending on where you are located in the US, you will be safer from the Virus in China as well as in most European countries , except the UK.
In China, I think mortality (and other health issues ) from air and other pollution Sources probably dwarfs the fatality from COVID-19
At the same time that the Trump administration is blaming China for not stopping all flights out of the China at one point, and now flights from the USA is the primary source of infection for some other countries yet the Trump administration is not blocking all flights. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: cubsfan on May 24, 2020, 08:40:15 AM
So far this war had two battles, the initial one and the current one.  The initial battle was lost even before day one due to complete incompetence.  It cannot be won back.  The casualties are there to stay and increase as time goes by.

The Dems need to accept this tragic reality. It's too late to try and save the day. By hanging on they are making the current battle worse. It can't be really won either.   We need to have everyone wearing masks and reopen.

If Trump wins, it means the continuing dismantling of the institutions including the rule of law, possibly to the point of no return.

If Trump wins, it means the economy will not get what it needs the most, focus on demand and consumption by households.

The Dems need to give up on trying to win a lost battle, so they can win the war.

I agree.

America had a coordinated strategy until Trump went rogue to play a dirty political trick and blame the collapse on the Democrats who he is counting on to maintain the restrictions too long.  The Democrats have their hands tied behind their backs by conscience and this is a weakness that Trump does not share with them.

Too funny - Trump is driving you guys crazy. Now with the Obama/Clinton crime syndicate being exposed for the off the charts corruption, it's going
to get a LOT tougher for the Trump-obsessed Democrats.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 24, 2020, 08:48:02 AM
So far this war had two battles, the initial one and the current one.  The initial battle was lost even before day one due to complete incompetence.  It cannot be won back.  The casualties are there to stay and increase as time goes by.

The Dems need to accept this tragic reality. It's too late to try and save the day. By hanging on they are making the current battle worse. It can't be really won either.   We need to have everyone wearing masks and reopen.

If Trump wins, it means the continuing dismantling of the institutions including the rule of law, possibly to the point of no return.

If Trump wins, it means the economy will not get what it needs the most, focus on demand and consumption by households.

The Dems need to give up on trying to win a lost battle, so they can win the war.

I agree.

America had a coordinated strategy until Trump went rogue to play a dirty political trick and blame the collapse on the Democrats who he is counting on to maintain the restrictions too long.  The Democrats have their hands tied behind their backs by conscience and this is a weakness that Trump does not share with them.

Too funny - Trump is driving you guys crazy. Now with the Obama/Clinton crime syndicate being exposed for the off the charts corruption, it's going
to get a LOT tougher for the Trump-obsessed Democrats.

You can get on YouTube and watch reruns of Saturday morning cartoons while you wait for your Sunday School to reopen.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Gregmal on May 24, 2020, 08:49:00 AM
LOL yea theyre going into overdrive as its beginning to look like their coronavirus hysteria is being exposed as just the latest "we hate Trump" escapade. Chill out libs. Get out of your doomsday bunkers, take off your triple layered masks, go out on your decks and enjoy some time with the family on this beautiful weekend. Maybe treat yourselves to some kale chips and ethically raised, double organic, triple GMO free, Beyond Burgers and a hard seltzer...maybe if you play your cards right, the bitterness and hostility will fade and your mood may improve, and you may even earn a BJ from your significant other...assuming you have that relationship. Life is too short to be so hostile and so obsessed with a reality tv star turned politician.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 24, 2020, 08:55:15 AM
and you may even earn a BJ from your significant other...assuming you have that relationship

I would be amazed if Trump has that relationship.  Of course, his real SO is a 16 yr old girl, a porn star, etc..  whoever's pussy he can grab because he's a celebrity.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 24, 2020, 09:04:02 AM
Sleeping with the obese old man is not a thing you'd want to get around.  The fact that he pays them to be silent is priceless.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: cubsfan on May 24, 2020, 12:27:51 PM
LOL yea theyre going into overdrive as its beginning to look like their coronavirus hysteria is being exposed as just the latest "we hate Trump" escapade. Chill out libs. Get out of your doomsday bunkers, take off your triple layered masks, go out on your decks and enjoy some time with the family on this beautiful weekend. Maybe treat yourselves to some kale chips and ethically raised, double organic, triple GMO free, Beyond Burgers and a hard seltzer...maybe if you play your cards right, the bitterness and hostility will fade and your mood may improve, and you may even earn a BJ from your significant other...assuming you have that relationship. Life is too short to be so hostile and so obsessed with a reality tv star turned politician.


EXCELLENT ADVICE from Dr Gregmal --- take a weekend break from your TDS.

You definitely do NOT want this to evolve into Stage 4 TDS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH233IFlLto

Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Gregmal on May 24, 2020, 12:35:09 PM
and you may even earn a BJ from your significant other...assuming you have that relationship

I would be amazed if Trump has that relationship.  Of course, his real SO is a 16 yr old girl, a porn star, etc..  whoever's pussy he can grab because he's a celebrity.

Totally. It takes a special kind of skillset to get a BJ in the Oval Office...
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 24, 2020, 02:10:28 PM
and you may even earn a BJ from your significant other...assuming you have that relationship

I would be amazed if Trump has that relationship.  Of course, his real SO is a 16 yr old girl, a porn star, etc..  whoever's pussy he can grab because he's a celebrity.

Totally. It takes a special kind of skillset to get a BJ in the Oval Office...

Yeah, it's tough to find a fake REAL ID to sneak those HS girls past the Secret Service.  Talk about all-time backfires for Trump, he's probably fired the head of that ID program too.

Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 24, 2020, 03:58:01 PM
They are here!

I knew they wouldn't be able to resist the trap I set for them. We just need Ray Stantz to set the trap.

https://youtu.be/IHBmNE-G2E4?t=111
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 24, 2020, 04:23:34 PM
USA, Russia and Brazil are the top three hot spots in the world. What do these three countries have in common?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-usa/u-s-may-soon-ban-travelers-from-brazil-due-to-outbreak-white-house-idUSKBN2300KI

It's funny that the US banned flights from Brazil. Bolsanaro did his best mini-Trump impersonation in handling the Coronavirus. He copied every move Trump made and Trump thanks him for being number two in the world behind the USA by banning flights from Brazil.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 24, 2020, 06:48:06 PM
USA, Russia and Brazil are the top three hot spots in the world. What do these three countries have in common?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-usa/u-s-may-soon-ban-travelers-from-brazil-due-to-outbreak-white-house-idUSKBN2300KI

It's funny that the US banned flights from Brazil. Bolsanaro did his best mini-Trump impersonation in handling the Coronavirus. He copied every move Trump made and Trump thanks him for being number two in the world behind the USA by banning flights from Brazil.

Brazil was the easier choice between the two after giving due consideration to the Russian video tapes of Trump with the prostitutes.  He's probably on tape calling the girl Ivanka and she's calling him Daddy.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 26, 2020, 08:50:46 AM
Trump said Obama administration was handling early days of Swine Flu outbreak 'fine,' cautioned not to overreact

The comments from Trump, made on a Fox News appearance from April ​24, 2009, ​are at odds with his recent criticisms of the Obama administration, which he has frequently attacked for its pandemic preparations and response to H1N1. In a March tweet, Trump said that "their response to H1N1 Swine Flu was a full scale disaster."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics/obama-trump-swine-flu/index.html
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: LC on May 26, 2020, 10:05:33 AM
Everything Trump says is at odds with everything Trump says. The only option is to ignore what he says. He has zero credibility.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Gregmal on May 26, 2020, 11:43:07 AM
Everything Trump says is at odds with everything Trump says. The only option is to ignore what he says. He has zero credibility.

If you never say anything, you're never wrong. Or, if you cover all outcomes when you speak, you are always right. This isn't news that he does this. One day he loved lockdown, then he hated it, then he rips Georgia, now Georgia is an example to be proud of. This isn't anything new, all politicians have done this for ages. Its just Trump is more outrageous about it than anyone prior. Any half brain with a pulse knows it, but unfortunately its what we have come to expect from politicians. Take ALL the credit. Take NONE of the blame. Notice Cuomo took all the credit in NY? Then when the nursing home issue popped up? Trumps fault. They all do it.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Read the Footnotes on May 29, 2020, 04:47:23 AM
NZ showing how itís done:

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-is-down-to-just-one-active-coronavirus-case
This is a total hoax. She only did this to make Trump look bad.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Castanza on May 29, 2020, 07:25:04 AM
Everything Trump says is at odds with everything Trump says. The only option is to ignore what he says. He has zero credibility.

If you never say anything, you're never wrong. Or, if you cover all outcomes when you speak, you are always right. This isn't news that he does this. One day he loved lockdown, then he hated it, then he rips Georgia, now Georgia is an example to be proud of. This isn't anything new, all politicians have done this for ages. Its just Trump is more outrageous about it than anyone prior. Any half brain with a pulse knows it, but unfortunately its what we have come to expect from politicians. Take ALL the credit. Take NONE of the blame. Notice Cuomo took all the credit in NY? Then when the nursing home issue popped up? Trumps fault. They all do it.

Bingo

In my opinion most of the "TDS" outrage comes from a surface level analyses of politicians. It's just that nobody is more egregious and blatant about it than Trump. Most other politicians use some semblance of professionalism. It requires a bit more digging to see the hypocrisy of everyone else. But it's certainly there. Hell, politicians have even learned that if they really tighten down and become extremely apologetic, progressive, and professional they can have people look past previous transgressions and hypocrisy. The PM of Canada is a great example of this. A lot of people on this board seem to be from Canada, yet all they talk about is Trump!  ;D
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: LC on May 29, 2020, 09:06:24 AM
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Hell, politicians have even learned that if they really tighten down and become extremely apologetic, progressive, and professional they can have people look past previous transgressions and hypocrisy

Ummm....DUH? I hope you are being sarcastic...but in case not...

When you apologize (take responsibility) and then improve your behavior, this is how earning forgiveness works! This is a foundational human trait. If this is so alarming...that is concerning!

People focus on Trump because he neither takes responsibility nor improves his behavior, and yet his supporters don't hold him accountable or even expect this behavior of him (or themselves, perhaps?). This is simply sub-human!
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Castanza on May 29, 2020, 09:15:21 AM
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Hell, politicians have even learned that if they really tighten down and become extremely apologetic, progressive, and professional they can have people look past previous transgressions and hypocrisy

Ummm....DUH? I hope you are being sarcastic...but in case not...

When you apologize (take responsibility) and then improve your behavior, this is how earning forgiveness works! This is a foundational human trait. If this is so alarming...that is concerning!

People focus on Trump because he neither takes responsibility nor improves his behavior, and yet his supporters don't hold him accountable or even expect this behavior of him (or themselves, perhaps?). This is simply sub-human!

Not what Iím talking about. Iím referring to the quick ďsmoothing overĒ and inauthentic apologies simply to appease the masses. Notice how 99.9% of public figures and politicians are not sorry until they get caught. I donít want to speak for you, but judging by your response you but that shit hook line and sinker...
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: Gregmal on May 29, 2020, 09:28:53 AM
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Hell, politicians have even learned that if they really tighten down and become extremely apologetic, progressive, and professional they can have people look past previous transgressions and hypocrisy

Ummm....DUH? I hope you are being sarcastic...but in case not...

When you apologize (take responsibility) and then improve your behavior, this is how earning forgiveness works! This is a foundational human trait. If this is so alarming...that is concerning!

People focus on Trump because he neither takes responsibility nor improves his behavior, and yet his supporters don't hold him accountable or even expect this behavior of him (or themselves, perhaps?). This is simply sub-human!

Not what Iím talking about. Iím referring to the quick ďsmoothing overĒ and inauthentic apologies simply to appease the masses. Notice how 99.9% of public figures and politicians are not sorry until they get caught. I donít want to speak for you, but judging by your response you but that shit hook line and sinker...

Yea, they've learned apologies are great ways to manipulate people. But like Katie "the sexual deviant" Hill, they are only sorry they get caught!
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: LC on May 29, 2020, 09:45:53 AM
I see...well, I suppose it's my mistake for interpreting you literally. I must remember to add the "inauthentic" disclaimer to your opinion going forwards :P

In terms of biting hook line and sinker, I will say that I'm not the one painting with broad strokes. Here you're bucketing 99.9% of politicians; in the Twitter thread I commented on your black-and-white view of that situation....Rather than judge each situation individually on its merits, the lack of nuance is causing you and many others to behave the same.

In fact I'd say this is part of what attracts people to Trump: "He's so contrary to my stereotype of politicians!"

It blinds you to judging him on the consequences of his actions. This is why when confronted, people start screaming about Obama and Hillary and everyone else except Trump.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: cwericb on May 31, 2020, 03:21:06 PM
ďA lot of people on this board seem to be from Canada, yet all they talk about is Trump!Ē

Here is an example of why that is:

There is a saying in Canada that if the US sneezes, Canadians catch a cold.

Canada has a 3,000 mile border with the US.
Ninety percent of Canadians live within 100 miles of that border.
No matter how well Canada has handled Covid-19 if the US screws up, Canada will suffer. So yes, Canadians are very concerned when we see the present disaster that is running the US.

Our economies are very much connected. A month or so ago Trump attempted to steal masks that had been bought and paid for by Canada. Trudeau told Trump that those US produced masks were made from Canadian materials. No more materials, no more masks. Than Trump was also told that if he kept the masks Canada would close the border to the couple of thousand Canadians who staff Detroit hospitals effectively closing those US hospitals. Trump had little choice but to back off and release the masks. Funny how Trump never mentioned this.

Canadian politicians are far from ideal - unless compared to Trump - then they look pretty good.
Title: Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Coronavirus Edition
Post by: meiroy on May 31, 2020, 10:17:16 PM
ďA lot of people on this board seem to be from Canada, yet all they talk about is Trump!Ē

Here is an example of why that is:

There is a saying in Canada that if the US sneezes, Canadians catch a cold.

Canada has a 3,000 mile border with the US.
Ninety percent of Canadians live within 100 miles of that border.
No matter how well Canada has handled Covid-19 if the US screws up, Canada will suffer. So yes, Canadians are very concerned when we see the present disaster that is running the US.

Our economies are very much connected. A month or so ago Trump attempted to steal masks that had been bought and paid for by Canada. Trudeau told Trump that those US produced masks were made from Canadian materials. No more materials, no more masks. Than Trump was also told that if he kept the masks Canada would close the border to the couple of thousand Canadians who staff Detroit hospitals effectively closing those US hospitals. Trump had little choice but to back off and release the masks. Funny how Trump never mentioned this.

Canadian politicians are far from ideal - unless compared to Trump - then they look pretty good.

I would guess people all over the free world are concerned about Trump as they fear the collapse of the new world order that was built based on the lessons of WWII.