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  • good story

    chiroquacker works too


    • Originally posted by AlabamAlum View Post

      Was this post meant for another thread?
      Of course not. It is basketball season, and this is the Misc/OT thread.

      (Thank you for the heavy lifting, talent.)


      • Good enough, Hack.
        "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln


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          • Trump's lying again? Imagine that...

            Trump Took Fight For Border Wall To El Paso — Where O'Rourke Was Ready For Him
            February 12, 20191:33 AM ET
            Jessica Taylor at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley) (Square)
            JESSICA TAYLOR

            President Trump took his fight for a wall to the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday night, promising a crowd in El Paso, Texas, that he would press forward for its construction — even as news was breaking in Washington that a deal reached between congressional negotiators would fall far short of his funding demands.

            And in a near-showdown that seemed to mirror the ongoing political dispute over the border, Trump was greeted by a counter-rally led by Democrat Beto O'Rourke. The former Texas lawmaker failed last year in his effort to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz but could parlay his newfound celebrity with Democratic voters into a 2020 bid to unseat the president — a White House bid that could especially challenge Trump over immigration policy, border security and the propriety of building a Southern border wall.

            But the bigger threat to the message about the need to secure the border that Trump was trying to deliver was coming from many miles away. As another partial government shutdown loomed, bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill emerged with a deal Monday night for $1.375 billion for "physical barriers" at the border (the same level that was agreed to in last year's Department of Homeland Security funding bill). This will fund about 55 miles of fencing.

            On stage, Trump claimed he didn't know the details and "didn't want to hear about it," sticking to his robust talking points on the border wall.

            "As I was walking up to the stage, they said that progress is being made with this committee. Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," he said to raucous applause, underneath "Finish The Wall" banners.

            Speaking in an interview with Fox News conducted on the sidelines of the rally, Trump suggested he didn't know many of the specifics of the deal and said: "We'll see what happens." About his push for a border wall, Trump said his desire for a physical barrier is about safety. "A wall is a very good thing, not a bad thing. It's a moral thing," the president also said in the interview.

            The Trump administration has frequently exaggerated about how many new barriers along the border are being built compared with those being repaired. And the selection of a rally in El Paso was no accident either — Trump has often highlighted the border city as evidence that walls work, noting the low crime in the U.S. border town compared to its Mexican counterpart. However, statistics have shown that violent crime already had dropped well before the border wall was erected in El Paso.

            Trump dismissed those facts though, calling them "fake news" and saying people are "full of crap if they say it hasn't made a difference."

            The president also claimed that the 35-day partial government shutdown over the wall — the longest shutdown ever in U.S. history — "was a very important thing we did" because it turned attention to the border crisis, even if it did cause a "blip" in a rise in unemployment. Multiple polls also showed most Americans blamed Trump and Republicans for the shutdown, and his approval ratings also dropped.

            The whole rally largely stuck to Trump's usual talking points — ticking off economic successes, trade deals, boasting about his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and rehashing much of what he had said last week in his State of the Union address.

            Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd across the street from where President Trump was holding a rally in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke directly took on Trump over border security and Trump's desire for a wall or other physical barrier.
            Rudy Gutierrez/AP
            But Trump seemed especially attuned to and plenty sensitive about the split-screen image of the rally O'Rourke, El Paso's former congressman, was holding outside in the heavily Democratic city. Exaggerating, as he's prone to do, about his crowd size, Trump claimed that O'Rourke had only drawn 200 or 300 to his protest while they had 35,000 people trying to get into his.

            "That may be the end of his presidential bid," Trump said, mocking O'Rourke as "a young man who's got very little going for himself except a great first name."

            According to NBC News, O'Rourke's team said there were about 7,000 people at his rally and mile-long march beforehand, per law enforcement. And Bloomberg News reported that O'Rourke's rally had been estimated at 10,000 to 15,000, according to local police. At various points during his own rally, Trump claimed that 69,000 people had RSVP'd and that fire marshals allowed 10,000 people in with "tens of thousands" still watching outside. But NBC News reported that Trump's rally was at its 6,500 capacity with 10,000 to 12,000 watching outside or in overflow areas, per the local police and fire departments.

            Mallory Falk
            #marchfortruth passes the El Paso County Coliseum, where @realDonaldTrump is holding his rally

            O'Rourke directly took on Trump over border security and Trump's desire for a wall or other physical barrier. He said El Paso was a peaceful and safe city "because we treat one another with dignity and respect."

            "We know that walls do not save lives; walls end lives," O'Rourke also told those gathered at his rally.

            He also criticized the Trump administration's treatment of immigrants, from separating children from adults at the border to housing migrants in detention centers, and just a general vilification of the contributions of immigrants.

            "We are making a stand for truth against lies and hate and ignorance and intolerance," the potential 2020 Democratic candidate said. "We are going to show the country who we are. We're going to make a stand to ensure that we live up to our promise, to our potential, to our purpose as a country."

            "We will not take advantage of them," O'Rourke added about immigrants. "We will not send them back to certain death. We will not believe that walls can or should keep them out. Instead, we welcome them with open arms."

            Trump, meanwhile, at his rally painted a much darker image about the possible influx of new immigrants across the border, who he has characterized as bringing drugs and crime. Instead, the president argued that people should be allowed into the country based on merit.

            "The Democrat Party has never been more outside the mainstream. They're becoming the party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders and crime," Trump said. He criticized Democrats for wanting to put a cap on the bed capacity at detention facilities, saying that would be "cutting loose dangerous criminals into our country."

            "I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of criminals into this country," Trump said.

            Days From Another Shutdown, Here's What The Negotiators Are Facing
            In Columbus, of course, the fanbase holds the University accountable for doing the wrong thing. -Talent, Esq-


            • haha, if only there were photos of the events to compare...



              • Bobby Humphrey was sweet on Tecmo Super Bowl.


                • It’s too late for The Wall. Trump’s only hope for reelection at this point is for the opposition candidate to scare people into voting for him. That won’t happen if they get the right ticket and it might not happen anyways.


                  • I think Trump's best hope is to take MbS's eventual offer of asylum in Saudi. Would be good for both sides. Trump can stay out of jail and still enjoy his favorite cuisines beacuse they still have McDonalds and KFC there. And America can finally tell Saudi to fuck off. Win-win.


                    • Happy Anniversary to Anti Semite Dem Rep Ilhan Omar and her brother Ahmed Elmi



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                        • Colossal waste of time and money.
                          Shut the fuck up Donny!


                          • whats that --picking out boy names at your house hold?

                            going with talent cant' miss bets of the century?

                            hiring mike riley as your coach?

                            0h.........another Russia investigation this time lead by Schiff--got it


                            • Originally posted by THE_WIZARD_ View Post
                              Colossal waste of time and money.
                              If you're involved, definitely the case.


                              • actually, I said there was no evidence of collusion from the beginning. Glad you got those few people for lying about unrelated shit tho.