« first day (692 days earlier)      last day (122 days later) » 

3:59 AM
@GnomeSlice not as red as what i expected when i read Mars and clicked on it
@MadScientist this about Trump saying that 5 Dems should go back to, and i paraphrase here, their shithole corrupt countries (despite 4/5 being US Born because that's aparently not enough for Trump America)? or did he do something else which is just as racist
 
4:40 AM
@GnomeSlice Honestly that article about the guy who moved to Provo was very inspiring.
Cause I mean when you actually, actually, look out across America, it isn't a bunch of talk show hosts and news anchors and political personas: it's just a bunch of everyday people trying to do something with their lives and largely agreeing on many many topics
 
5:15 AM
@Nik3141 I'm not so sure. At this point I can't help but think that I have some fundamental disagreement with the people who still support Trump
 
 
3 hours later…
8:27 AM
@Wipqozn They're already in the broken and crime-infested places they came from!
 
8:56 AM
Okay, this is getting crazy here in Belgium. Every couple weeks there's a grenade exploding somewhere in the province of Antwerp
Usually it's in Antwerp city itself, but this morning one exploded in Willebroek, which never sees stuff like that
 
9:08 AM
@MadScientist I've been just shaking about it for hours. This is a deliberate strategy, he's firing off complete sentences without glaring grammatical error - that means that there is a grown-up in the room. He's just counting on the numbers supporting a white nationalist agenda.
 
@TimStone At least they're not spiders
Like, imagine having hundreds of spiders crawling all over your yard, porch and screen veranda. shudder
 
9:57 AM
@Jolenealaska That probably means Stephen Miller wrote it
 
That's an image I can definitely see.
This is bad.
This is really bad.
 
 
1 hour later…
 
2 hours later…
1:11 PM
James Alex Fields Jr. will be sentenced today in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has already been sentenced to 29 life sentences for federal hate crimes. The jury in the state case recommended a sentence of life + 419 years for first degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, malicious wounding, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.
 
@Unionhawk That's the guy that ran over a protester in Charlottesville, right?
 
@Unionhawk what did this person do?
 
@Memor-X it's the white supremacist who killed Heather Heyer during the Charlottesville protests by running her over with his car
 
@Nzall ahhhh. yeh fuck him
 
1:44 PM
@Unionhawk Link to story?
 
2:09 PM
@TimStone but...like...why?
I mean I guess the stuff with some countries developing satellite-destroying stuff is concerning, but still...
 
@MBraedley there's not much story other then "Sentencing is today", there'll probably be a story when sentencing has happened
 
 
1 hour later…
3:13 PM
In new that will make @TimStone happy, it looks like only 7 candidates will qualify for the third Democratic debate (Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders, Warren, Beto, Booker)
 
> Federal prosecutors say a search of Jeffrey Epstein's home safe turned up a bogus passport that listed a Saudi Arabia residence along with "piles of cash" and "dozens of diamonds."
I suspect he won't be released on bail after all
 
it's almost like ability to pay cash bail is not correlated to whether or not someone is a flight risk in any way
 
Having a fake passport and a pile of diamonds is probably at the very top of the list that makes you a potential flight risk
@TimStone I had serious issues parsing that. How do you arrest someone with an air-to-air missile?
 
Wait they arrested them using a missile or they arrested them, and found that they had one
 
3:24 PM
Missiles are now cops, data accepted
 
Don't those things weigh several tons apiece?
 
They had a Qatari air-to-air missile, yeah
 
That seems like the least useful sort of missile to have
vs surface to air, surface to surface
 
@Unionhawk Unless they also have some fighter aircraft lying around somewhere, yes.
 
@Frank No, as an example, a Sidewinder missile is 188lbs
 
3:26 PM
Like it's still a bomb in the framework of "we don't have an aircraft" but
 
@MBraedley That's it? Shows what I know about military hardware.
 
Look you don't have to be a smart person to be a neo-Nazi
 
Even then it ranks below air to surface here I think
 
But no, the general idea seems to be they were funnelling weapons to the Russian separatists in the Ukraine
 
@Frank Now mind you, a Sidewinder is pretty much the smallest guided air-to-air missile.
 
3:27 PM
aha
 
@MBraedley What little I know about them is that they're fast and nimble.
 
Oh, I was wondering if they were dismantling it and using the explosives for a terror attack.
 
@puzzlepiece87 I doubt there is all that much in there, compared to most other explosive weapons systems you could use
 
I don't think it takes a lot of damage to a very fast complicated flying thing to make it a not flying thing anymore.
Probably more complicated is making sure the payload gets to the very fast flying thing.
 
@TimStone To be fair, they seem to have the same tendency towards casualties on use.
 
3:38 PM
@puzzlepiece87 I wonder which ones of these are acceptable to @Unionhawk
 
A not insignificant amount of the missile is fuel, I imagine, since it has to get to the very fast flying thing by being a very faster flying thing.
@Unionhawk Since I was out sick and didn't pay attention to this room for a week, I get to reply to this now: Instructions include being wary of influence by sinister dark lords and recommendations against use by fools of a Took.
 
And then sensors to find it, and flight control surfaces to change directions.
 
3:55 PM
@Yuuki I hate how extremely on the nose this company's name is
peter thiel is saruman
send tweet
 
@Yuuki Welcome back :)
 
4:47 PM
joe has unveiled his plan to give 97% of americans access to affordable health insurance and you will be surprised what the Industry thinks
 
5:20 PM
It's almost like you can't please everyone because some people are just bad, hmm 🤔
> TRUMP: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."
🤷‍♂️
Naturally we'll continue to pretend that this isn't blatant in its implications but he basically said it himself, come on
Anyway it's remarkable fortunate for the Democrats that the President is the single worst possible person for this position otherwise they'd have to actually reckon with the fact they're terrible
Buddy Pelosi's response to the President jailing children was to urge him to work with them
But also yes this should entirely be the case
 
@TimStone I like racists, so I can be racist.
 
Remember when Hillary got crap for saying Trump's base was bad people? chuckles Pepperidge Farm remembers
Oh, I missed the tweet earlier in the thread where he accused Ihan Omar of "speaking about how wonderful Al Qaeda is" and claiming she "hates Jews."
 
5:36 PM
@TimStone Pelosi's so concerned with not looking like the aggressor that it's becoming a serious problem. cough cough Chamberlain cough
 
This should be both dumb and hilarious
@Yuuki Yeah it's kind of absurd because I don't even know who the audience for that is at this point?
Exactly what group is giving her points for being nice?
 
@TimStone That said, should we really support politics that are the equivalent of barroom brawls?
 
I am pro Congressional Thunderdome tbh
 
Two Congresspersons enter, one Congressperson leaves. And then the other leaves later after the victory ceremony is done.
 
Congress would be infinitely better if you could tell someone to get bent. Heckling is a cornerstone of British parliament
@Unionhawk Got 'em all
 
5:47 PM
That was pretty much what was expected
 
Since he's got plenty of years to spare there maybe we should just hand some out for free to his nazi friends
 
to the extent that it possibly can be, this chapter is closed
 
6:16 PM
How much money should I put on Trump being racist to get Epstein out of the news cycle?
 
I think he's just doing it because he's a racist tbh
Plus we're talking about how Epstein had a Saudi passport and a pile of diamonds, he went far too supervillianesque for that to be knocked out of the news cycle completely I think
 
7:07 PM
I'm going to guess that Saudi Arabia does not extradite to the United States lol
just a guess
 
7:22 PM
@TimStone But will the rest of the GOP follow suite, and if they do, will it just be all talk? (spoilers: probably yes)
So is Trump automatically the gop nominee for 2020, or could they actually choose another member instead?
 
They could but they won't.
 
I know it's completely unheard of, I think, but not sure if it's like what had to happen
 
Primaries still exist but it'd be the first time that a party doesn't choose the incumbent President, I think.
 
IIRC though, the President's party typically just doesn't hold a primary.
 
7:31 PM
@Wipqozn They won't condemn him which is incredible to me because imagine being shown up by BoJo? smh
 
lmao
a man called Richard Spencer is now the acting defense secretary
the Navy Secretary, not to be confused with the white nationalist
 
@Unionhawk Are you sure the Trump official isn't a white nationalist?
 
No, but I am sure that he is a different guy
 
That this is something that required clarification though to be absolutely sure
 
8:06 PM
The news in general is absolutely wacked these days...like when racism is a way to stop the spotlight from being on something else and that's ok, well, this is a new age in politics.
 
8:54 PM
@TimStone Great Britain is quite pathetic these days. And the terrifying part is that this is still far better than the outright corruption, incompetence and evil that is the current US administration
 
The White House has opted to showcase checks notes Lockheed Martin for "Made in America Day"
Nothing makes me feel more American than going out and nabbing a locally produced THAAD system
 
9:28 PM
Alcaida
 
@TimStone did Twitter just change, or am I going mad, or both?
 
I'm not sure, I use TweetDeck and mobile Twitter
 
The version I get right now seems to assume I'm blind and sitting a few meters from the screen with the font size for some parts
 
10:04 PM
@TimStone These [censored by Code of Conduct and automatic flagging]ers
 
Yeah, there's no bottom :/
@TimStone Hmm now he's tweeting maga but I thought we already did that or whatever and now we've got to keep it
Whatever point he thinks he's making there uhhh it is not it my dude
 
10:54 PM
@TimStone yes, we all agree with him that 3 of those senators should go back to their corrupt crime filled countries which is *checks notes* the United States of America
@MadScientist what's that black next under the "you should leave" part?
@puzzlepiece87 in think the words you were looking for were "inhuman monsters"
 
11:14 PM
@TimStone that last bit sounds like something you hear about happening in Nazi Germany minus the bashing the door down and forcing their way inside
 

« first day (692 days earlier)      last day (122 days later) »