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Journal Journal: Is the GOP considering killing Trump? 4

This sounds like a crackpot idea, for the GOP to actually murder one of their own.

On the other hand though, they have few other options. If they let his administration collapse on its own, their entire party might go down with it - and there is almost nothing the GOP won't do to conserve itself and its power.

We know they have a collection of strange characters already with medical knowledge. We know that Trump's health forms are so full of lies that they are nearly an impeachable offense on their own (as he signed them to be truthful while knowing them not to be). We know from history that the person who takes the reigns after the death of a POTUS goes in without the baggage of the decedent and often with an uptick in support as a result of what they have endured.

Trump is just a conman out for his own ends. He has pulled off a con worth likely tens of millions to his brand at this point, and now he's on a downward spiral that he can't improve on.

Now certainly the GOP can't just have him shot somewhere, they would then be confronted with their problematic positions on guns. They need to be more intelligent on the matter - which is where their medical professionals come in. Regardless of how tall you think Trump is, there is no debating the fact that he is overweight. If they can convince us that he died of a heart attack they get all the benefits and none of the blame.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not going to kill the POTUS. I despise him greatly but I would not be willing to go to jail to end this mayhem. I would much rather take my family up to Canada for an extended - as in until we have job offers up there - vacation and leave this giant dumpster fire behind.
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Journal Journal: Mod points - who needs lovin? 23

Slashdot has for some reason bestowed upon me a whole five mod points. I haven't had a lot of time to read through front page discussions; feel free to suggest comments that deserve praise. These are apparently good through tomorrow (July 19th).

Journal Journal: Breaking News: There is no child sex colony on Mars 4

Since someone here on slashdot is bound to take the "story" and run with it, allow me the first to journal about it being 100% bullshit. NASA is not sending kidnapped children to Mars to be sex slaves. There are no humans on Mars up to this point, period.

Interesting that some of the people who are propagating this load of crap were telling us with such great certainty not long ago that we never landed on the moon.
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Journal Journal: What happened here? 12

I could be wrong, but it looks like shashdot just accidentally got unicode working. What kind of "black magic" might'n this be? I was able to select text from a summary - and then as if by magic - paste it in and find it wasn't mangled into gibberish.

Journal Journal: Hey Slashdor Conservatives - You Forgot Something! 9

So your new BFF has the white house, and your team has the house and senate. They've shown a mastery for grandstanding and overall work-avoidance. But there is an important bit that has been conveniently ignored this past few months that we were previously told was so mind-shatteringly important.


SlashCons were practically tripping over each other the past several years to see who could come up with the newest excuse to spend more millions of dollars on the investigation. They were certain that there was something in there worthy of criminal prosecution of Obama, Clinton, their spouses, their children, their pets, and their furniture.

Soooooooo ... where is the investigation? Where is the prosecution? If there was something criminal done, it was still done. It didn't go away, it still needs to be prosecuted, right? We were told it was of the utmost importance before - vastly more important that silly constitutional duties like holding hearings for SCOTUS appointments or anything like that.

Come on, bring it! What are you afraid of all of a sudden?
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Journal Journal: $freaks++ 4

This hasn't happened in a while...

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JesseMcDonald (536341) has made you their foe.

My best guess is it has something to do with the front page article on Universal Basic Income where I dared to point out that this site has become a conservative echo chamber. Based on their slashdot page it appears that "Jesse" is a bit of a libertarian...

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Journal Journal: POTUS Emeritus Alfred E Neuman on Trump 7

Bush's comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with Trump's top advisers during the campaign.

Bush said he would trust Senate Intelligence panel Chairman Richard Burr to decide if a special prosecutor is necessary.

But, Bush added, "I think we all need answers ... I'm not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered."

Indeed our world has now been turned upside-down. Not only does Trump make GWB look intelligent and well-spoken, he even makes him look presidential or diplomatic. While we already knew a while ago that the GOP took such a hard right turn that it would reject Reagan himself as a commie, now they've dove headfirst so enthusiastically into the loonie bin that Bush seems like a born leader and statesman.

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Journal Journal: So what was Milo's book Dangerous supposed to be about? 8

On my way home from work I couldn't seem to escape news coverage of the "conservative provocateur" having his book canceled after being recorded praising pedophilia.

What I couldn't seem to figure out for anything though is what his canceled book was actually supposed to be about. The Amazon entry for it only told me its length, title, and author; not a single word about its content - and that Amazon entry is now gone. Some of the news coverage was bragging about how well it was doing in pre-sales - did he really sell a huge number of books based only on his name and an exceptionally vague title?
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Journal Journal: Monday Funnies!

Thank you friend, for your awesome line

Temporarily stopping entry of people from Terrorist hot-beds as defined by Obama and Congress until we can get a true vetting process so we don't import another Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

While it doesn't make the situation suck less, it is an amusing reminder of the geography fail that is the GOP.

Thank you, friend. I look forward to seeing who you can pull into your trap.

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Journal Journal: How To Destroy America in Under Two Years 22

Our POTUS / Fuhrer is off to a great start here. Not just the executive order pertaining to immigrants from 7 carefully selected countries, or even that plus the wall. It goes much further, including the promised tariffs as well as the suppression of free speech, the "alternative facts", and tightly embracing hate. This barely even gets the fascism going, really - he's done so much more beyond that.

So how will it go down? Here's my prediction.
  • First, we're going to see a large spike in unemployment, soon. This will start with the large number of government employees losing their jobs as a result of Trumpian thoughts and actions. It will go much further than those people though, as their inability to put their own money into the economy will be amplified on down.
  • Second, the cost of pretty well everything will rise. We're dependent on migrant workers doing tasks that our work force simply isn't capable of. The administration aspires to throw these people out, which will make everything we consume regularly more expensive. We cannot automate our way out of this.
  • Third, the vultures will come in and start throwing people out of their homes at an accelerated clip now that they are officially endorsed by the administration and all of the GOP. The vultures don't give a shit about the fact that this will create a substantial deluge of homes on the market with no buyers for them. They also don't care that this will bring home construction to a screeching halt and further accelerate unemployment.
  • Fourth, the government will go broke. The taxpayer base will erode and no significant money will be coming in. States will try to make up for it either by raising property taxes or through silly accounting gimmicks but that won't work either.

Hopefully the people will rise up before the collapse of the system to the point of no return.

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