And y'all wonder why so many of us think Trump is a racist

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To be clear, I don’t throw around the word retarded. I sincerely believe that poster is. I feel more justified in that thought since I made the claim.
Gimme a break. You're better than that.

Idiot?

Uneducated?

Shameful excuse for an adult?

Inept and incompetent excuse for functional humanity?

Troll?

All of those.

Again.... You're made of much better stuff sir.

Just my opinion.
 

Duke Silver

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A request. Can we consider not throwing around "retard?" It's questionable at best. I'm well aware of the definition and history of the word, but it is socially and medically now accepted as a term that references a population that had no choice in their lot in life. I have issues with throwing around terms like that as insults. And the folks using it are more than capable of much more creative words to describe someone who is clearly lacking in intellectual nuance. Thanks.
No.
 
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Duke Silver

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Gimme a break. You're better than that.

Idiot?

Uneducated?

Shameful excuse for an adult?

Inept and incompetent excuse for functional humanity?

Troll?

All of those.

Again.... You're made of much better stuff sir.

Just my opinion.
Idiot was once the medical term and people like you thought it was terrible. So they changed it to moron. And then people like you thought that was also mean, so they went to imbecile. Also too mean. Next up was mentally retarded, and now there are people trying to tell me it's as bad as the N word. Get out of here with that. Retarded means slow. I have no use for the euphemism treadmill.
 

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Could he be dyslexic?
You didn’t dream it. He also wrote PEOPEL on the same paper. Stable genius!
And he already stated that the reason he spells things that way is in order to pronounce them phonetically.
You're trying too hard here Guys.
It's a fairly common practice for learning/using correct enunciation.
I've done the same thing learning to (Basic/Get by enough to not tell them to shoot me) speak other languages.
(Actually used to be used as a method at the Army Language School IIRC).
@mcb0703! could probably shed light on that.
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Semper Fi
 
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And he already stated that the reason he spells things that way is in order to pronounce them phonetically.
You're trying too hard here Guys.
It's a fairly common practice for learning/using correct enunciation.
I've done the same thing learning to (Basic/Get by enough to not tell them to shoot me) speak other languages.
(Actually used to be used as a method at the Army Language School IIRC).
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Semper Fi
Never let facts keep you from taking a shot at DJT!!!!
 
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And he already stated that the reason he spells things that way is in order to pronounce them phonetically.
You're trying too hard here Guys.
It's a fairly common practice for learning/using correct enunciation.
I've done the same thing learning to (Basic/Get by enough to not tell them to shoot me) speak other languages.
(Actually used to be used as a method at the Army Language School IIRC).
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Semper Fi
I have a whole lot of things to despise Donald Trump about. His spelling isn't one of them, especially if he's dyslexic.
 

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And he already stated that the reason he spells things that way is in order to pronounce them phonetically.
You're trying too hard here Guys.
It's a fairly common practice for learning/using correct enunciation.
I've done the same thing learning to (Basic/Get by enough to not tell them to shoot me) speak other languages.
(Actually used to be used as a method at the Army Language School IIRC).
@mcb0703! could probably shed light on that.
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Semper Fi
Never let facts keep you from taking a shot at DJT!!!!
If he needs special ways of spelling to help him pronounce “people” and “al-qaeda,” he’s even more of a dumbass than I thought

I mean, honestly. Y’all are trying to justify spelling PEOPLE wrong? Get real lol
 
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Gimme a break. You're better than that.

Idiot?

Uneducated?

Shameful excuse for an adult?

Inept and incompetent excuse for functional humanity?

Troll?

All of those.

Again.... You're made of much better stuff sir.

Just my opinion.
You’re correct in that I’m better than that but I’m not going to spend much time worrying about you shaming me over it when that guy came in and acted as he did.
 

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Republican support for President Trump jumped five points after he told the Democrat “Squad” to go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Prior to Trump’s weekend tweets, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed the president with a net 67 percent approval ratings among Republicans. In this latest poll, that number climbed to 72 percent approval.
For this reason, Trump’s overall job approval rating held steady at 41 percent, even though he lost some support with Independents, a drop from 40 percent approval to 30 percent.
This Reuters/Ipsos poll is not a great poll to gauge Trump’s approval with because it does not screen for registered or likely voters. It is an “all adults” poll conducted online using 1,113 adults.
Nevertheless, the trends are interesting, and this is not the only poll that shows widespread support for Trump’s criticism of The Jew-Hating Squad — which is made up of freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
A recent YouGov survey found a whopping 88 percent of Republicans believe Trump tweets were “great,” “good,” or “okay.” Fewer than 15 percent said the tweets were “bad” or “terrible.”
Most telling, a majority of Hispanics, 52 percent, said they liked the tweets, while 53 percent of white American agreed.
Swing voters were basically split on the tweets, with 48 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving.
So now we have two polls basically proving the five-alarm fake news freakout over Trump’s tweets is no different than anything Trump does: the far-left and their palace guards in the media hate it while Republicans rally to his side.
Trump’s overall job approval rating in the Real Clear Politics poll of polls shows Trump at a relatively healthy 44.4 percent.
These two polls about Trump’s weekend tweets can only demoralize a fake news media that was pretty sure… We got Drumpf this time!
But once again, it was all fake news — not just the outrage around the so-called controversy, but the facts behind the controversy.
Every fair-minded person knows nothing Trump tweeted was racist. He never even mentioned race. What’s more, he didn’t tell anyone to “go home.” He told them to go and “come back.”
Bigots don’t tell people to come back.
What he was doing, as any educated and fair-minded person will tell you, is making a larger point about The Four Harridans of the Demopalypse — how they despise this country, demonize law enforcement as Nazis, appease terrorism, crave personal political power through the horrors of socialism, and are straight up racists and antisemites eager to implement policies that prioritize illegal aliens over American citizens and legal immigrants.
All Trump did was tell the truth, but as I wrote yesterday, the media will never allow you to tell the truth about Democrats. And so, while Democrats are allowed to scream about the greedy Joooozzz and “concentration camps” and “impeach the mother****er,” allowed to smear our country and countrymen with racist lies, any pushback from anyone on the political right will be attacked as racist or homophobic or — if there are no protected groups being criticized — a call to violence.
The problem for the fake media, though, is that America now sees through all of this, which is why the establishment media are no longer trusted or have a serious impact on public opinion. Only left-wing partisans, the fake media, and their footstools among the Never Trump TrueConCucks are fueling this fabricated outrage, but they are doing so to an American public that can only roll its eyes.

 

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At first I thought, that's about the most "Dallas" panel ever assembled. And then I realized that I recognized some of these ladies. Here they are on 2016 saying the Access Hollywood tape was just fine, no biggie:


If I may step on my soapbox for a minute: Shame on everyone involved but particularly CNN. First off, panels of any kind are useless as news content. Who cares what 6 conservative Christians bighairs in Dallas think? Who do they represent other than conservative Christian bighairs from Dallas? Second, CNN knew these women were pro-Trump shills. It's not easy to book these panels -- I know, I've had to do it. It takes time. This was just lazy. And then they put the video out thinking that it was going to make these women look silly, and instead it rocketed around conservative media as proof that conservative women are still firmly behind their dear leader. So CNN owned themselves. Great job.

And this was only the second-dumbest thing they did on a day when they also gave a softball interview to Richard ****ing Spencer.

Cable news is poison and no one should ever watch it for any reason.

End soapbox, have a good day.
 

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If he needs special ways of spelling to help him pronounce “people” and “al-qaeda,” he’s even more of a dumbass than I thought

I mean, honestly. Y’all are trying to justify spelling PEOPLE wrong? Get real lol
You can attack Trump on many fronts, but lack of intelligence is not one of them. He has an Ivy League MBA and made billions of dollars in real estate and other businesses. Can't do that if you're stupid.
 

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Wait what?
Yep. I hate to link to Fox News but whatever, it's the first one I found...

 

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At first I thought, that's about the most "Dallas" panel ever assembled. And then I realized that I recognized some of these ladies. Here they are on 2016 saying the Access Hollywood tape was just fine, no biggie:


If I may step on my soapbox for a minute: Shame on everyone involved but particularly CNN. First off, panels of any kind are useless as news content. Who cares what 6 conservative Christians bighairs in Dallas think? Who do they represent other than conservative Christian bighairs from Dallas? Second, CNN knew these women were pro-Trump shills. It's not easy to book these panels -- I know, I've had to do it. It takes time. This was just lazy. And then they put the video out thinking that it was going to make these women look silly, and instead it rocketed around conservative media as proof that conservative women are still firmly behind their dear leader. So CNN owned themselves. Great job.

And this was only the second-dumbest thing they did on a day when they also gave a softball interview to Richard ****ing Spencer.

Cable news is poison and no one should ever watch it for any reason.

End soapbox, have a good day.
CNN is the absolute worst. They're all bad but it's become a new breed of bad.
 

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You can attack Trump on many fronts, but lack of intelligence is not one of them. He has an Ivy League MBA and made billions of dollars in real estate and other businesses. Can't do that if you're stupid.
I can, and I will, argue that Trump is stupid

And considering how much flak liberals from Ivy League universities get here, I’d hold off on calling them all geniuses haha
 

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I can, and I will, argue that Trump is stupid

And considering how much flak liberals from Ivy League universities get here, I’d hold off on calling them all geniuses haha
I'm with you mostly here. He does things that are politically smart. I don't think they're smart, I think they're an indictment on our media personally. To some degree an indictment on both political parties, but mostly the hapless media.

He's not playing 3d chess. He's playing bad chess and everyone else thinks checkers is the hot new thing.

So, aside from the last bit that I don't want to address, or maybe don't get it, samesies.
 
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CNNs ratings are cratering and would be even worse without captive audiences like airports.
Fun fact: There's actually a different version of CNN that's just for airports, with different content. They don't count away-from-home viewing in ratings anyway, there's no way to quantify that audience.

Ratings are down for all cable news compared to last year. A lot of audience fatigue right now.
 

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You can attack Trump on many fronts, but lack of intelligence is not one of them. He has an Ivy League MBA and made billions of dollars in real estate and other businesses. Can't do that if you're stupid.
I wouldn't quite go that far. His dad gifted him hundreds of millions of $$$ via various transaction and tax schemes. We know quite a few of his businesses have declared bankruptcy and through leaked tax returns he's lost hundreds of millions. Not only that, we know many banks consider him and his companies too much of a credit risk leaving only Deutche Bank to lend him money.
 

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I wouldn't quite go that far. His dad gifted him hundreds of millions of $$$ via various transaction and tax schemes. We know quite a few of his businesses have declared bankruptcy and through leaked tax returns he's lost hundreds of millions. Not only that, we know many banks consider him and his companies too much of a credit risk leaving only Deutche Bank to lend him money.
Let's do a little math. His current net worth is $4 billion give or take, so even if he did inherit a couple hundred million he still made billions on his own.
 

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Fun fact: There's actually a different version of CNN that's just for airports, with different content. They don't count away-from-home viewing in ratings anyway, there's no way to quantify that audience.

Ratings are down for all cable news compared to last year. A lot of audience fatigue right now.
CNN's ratings are down while Fox and MSNBC are holding steady and yes CNNs ratings do benefit greatly from airports and other built in advantages:

 
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CNN's ratings are down while Fox and MSNBC are holding steady and yes CNNs ratings do benefit greatly from airports and other built in advantages:

Fox and MSNBC are both down 4%. If being down 4% over last year is holding steady, then sure. I work in TV and 4% is a real number, especially when you're measuring your audience in the thousands and not the millions.

CNN is taking a bath compared to the other two, no doubt.

But the article you linked doesn't claim that CNN's ratings are boosted by being in airports. They're not. Do they get a lot of free space in people's consciousness because they're in airports? They absolutely do. Do they get advertising revenue from being in airports? Definitely. But the apples-to-apples numbers we the public see, comparing CNN's ratings with Fox and MSNBC, do not include what Nielsen calls OOH (Out Of Home) viewing. OOH viewing numbers rarely get released to the public.

(I don't want to seem like I'm defending CNN, nor do I want to get into a digression about TV ratings, which I believe are a sham, but one that my entire industry willfully buys in to. I once dated a girl who worked for Nielsen and we eventually made an agreement not to discuss it any more because I would go on rants. Anyway...)

All of which is to say, if CNN is suffering in the ratings relative to its competitors, then good. I hope they learn a lesson. (They won't.)
 

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Fox and MSNBC are both down 4%. If being down 4% over last year is holding steady, then sure. I work in TV and 4% is a real number, especially when you're measuring your audience in the thousands and not the millions.

CNN is taking a bath compared to the other two, no doubt.

But the article you linked doesn't claim that CNN's ratings are boosted by being in airports. They're not. Do they get a lot of free space in people's consciousness because they're in airports? They absolutely do. Do they get advertising revenue from being in airports? Definitely. But the apples-to-apples numbers we the public see, comparing CNN's ratings with Fox and MSNBC, do not include what Nielsen calls OOH (Out Of Home) viewing. OOH viewing numbers rarely get released to the public.

(I don't want to seem like I'm defending CNN, nor do I want to get into a digression about TV ratings, which I believe are a sham, but one that my entire industry willfully buys in to. I once dated a girl who worked for Nielsen and we eventually made an agreement not to discuss it any more because I would go on rants. Anyway...)

All of which is to say, if CNN is suffering in the ratings relative to its competitors, then good. I hope they learn a lesson. (They won't.)
I was a Nielsen house and I gamed it all the time.
 
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Fox and MSNBC are both down 4%. If being down 4% over last year is holding steady, then sure. I work in TV and 4% is a real number, especially when you're measuring your audience in the thousands and not the millions.

CNN is taking a bath compared to the other two, no doubt.

But the article you linked doesn't claim that CNN's ratings are boosted by being in airports. They're not. Do they get a lot of free space in people's consciousness because they're in airports? They absolutely do. Do they get advertising revenue from being in airports? Definitely. But the apples-to-apples numbers we the public see, comparing CNN's ratings with Fox and MSNBC, do not include what Nielsen calls OOH (Out Of Home) viewing. OOH viewing numbers rarely get released to the public.

(I don't want to seem like I'm defending CNN, nor do I want to get into a digression about TV ratings, which I believe are a sham, but one that my entire industry willfully buys in to. I once dated a girl who worked for Nielsen and we eventually made an agreement not to discuss it any more because I would go on rants. Anyway...)

All of which is to say, if CNN is suffering in the ratings relative to its competitors, then good. I hope they learn a lesson. (They won't.)
Don't you think that part of the problem is that CNN is caught between the two ideologies, and they are without a real home? Fox and the conservatives are going to say they are biased, whether or not that's true. Meanwhile, MSNBC is hammering away on the left flank. That doesn't leave much in the middle, and people seem to want their news tilted to their views these days.

Then again, putting on a freaking white supremacist for shock value isn't the answer either. I actually saw that and couldn't believe it.
 
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