My land-phone rang a Washington DC caller ID today

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      elias39
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      I picked it up and it was fucking trump telling me how great things are in the country and asking my to donate  so he could – now I think I heard this – something to the effect that he could buy rocks(?) to throw at Pelosi and Schumer.

      It was surreal! But my wife heard the last 10 seconds cuz I put it on speaker.

      “Dial or touch “8” to donate now

      Or press “@” to be removed from this list”

      I was flabbergasted. I don’t even remember who they attributed the robo to, unless maybe it was trump for prez but they wouldn’t be appropriate. IDK. It was pretty screwy. .

    • #242387
      retired liberal
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      I wonder how many pressed the “@” to be removed from the their list?

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #242404
      algernon
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      I want to see 4 more years of this

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/23/trump-bizarre-tirade-windmills

      then watch how the US wins the economic war Trump started with sanctioning China, Huawei etc., and in general freaking out.  By then the US implosion will be unreal and the CT, the insane talk, will be near 100% gibbering.

    • #242405
      Snort McDork
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      @retiredliberal Reminds me of the prank we used to pull as kids calling people randomly and telling them we were the phone company. We would then say we’re cleaning out the phone lines and there will be a lot of dust. They would have to cover their receiver so dust won’t get all over the place.

      How many kids still do that these days? Or did it die with the land-line?


      @algernon
      How about 4 more years of this?

       

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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      • #242479
        retired liberal
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        @snortmcdork
        When I was a kid, the question was “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?” If yes, then the response was “You should let him out”.

        We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
        If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
        Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
        Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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      Satan
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      Well, if he’s using government facilities to campaign (which I suspect is the case if it’s from a 202 area code) then that’s a violation of the Hatch Act, so add that to the articles of ImOrangement.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      Jim Lane
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      The delicious irony here is that the call you got may have been, essentially, a scam – with Trump for once being the scammee instead of the scammer.

      The business model is: Set up a PAC, use pro-Trump rhetoric to collect donations from Trumpanzees, then use most of the money to enrich yourself. One example among many is Tea Party PAC, founded by one Steve Eichler, which spent most of its money in payments to a company called Retromedia. Retromedia is owned by… Steve Eichler. According to Politico (“Trump campaign plagued by groups raising tens of millions in his name”), GOP operatives are complaining about this diversion of funds. The Trump campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission to shut down such operations.

      An irony atop the irony is that, even if the activities are illegal, the FEC can’t stop them. The FEC can take enforcement actions only with a quorum, which it currently can’t muster because Trump hasn’t nominated people to fill the existing vacancies.

    • #242539
      djean111
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      If Hillary taking funds donated to the states and only leaving the states 1% of those funds – then, IMO, it is ridiculously naive to think that anything connected with campaign donations is illegal.  Why, it is just another American Capitalist source of spending money, at this point.  Both parties.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

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