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Trump Part 16

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Yank, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Darmok

    Darmok "A Priori Teleology."

    I don't have an issue with Bernie.

    I know he is an honest and decent politician, as for his wealth, it is a significant sum but not substantial as compared to others in American politics.

    If I were to be on your side of the pond, he would get my vote most certainly!
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  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Quite. I did wonder at the references to no collusion, which were also quickly jumped on and scotched by the judge.
  3. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Good judges are the main check and balance against bad lawyers. We all should pay more attention to judge elections.
  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The part I find amazing is that a politician can pardon criminal convictions and if Trump pardons Manafort for massive tax evasion, what does that say to “the little people” in Leona Helmsley’s parlance?
  5. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Executive clemency is a good 'safety valve' for the system in unusual circumstances, seems to me. Of course like anything it can be abused.
  6. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^^ very interesting.
  8. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I knew someone years ago who was a huge proponent of eugenics, mostly in terms of not mixing races. They were also anti-Semitic, borderline racist (careful what they said is more accurate), and exhibited insufferable double-standards that they blithely applied to anything and anyone. Having said that, America has perfected historical whitewashing of this and other seedy topics of its heritage.

    But then there are worse things. Such as every time someone on the net types ‘ya’, ‘actually’ or ‘basically’ civilization edges closer to extinction.
  9. mykel

    mykel Perpetual Hack

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  10. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    In England now in the 'spoken language' nearly everyone (including media) says "I was sat there or we or they were sat there" instead of the correct grammer "I was sitting there or we or they were sitting there" so the English language in England is on the brink of extinction. I wonder if Americans in USA say the correct way, if they do then that will be one big turnaround where the English speak incorrect English and the Americans speak correct English!
  11. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    I hear 'I was sat' when the speaker is emphasizing that another person was acting to cause or influence the place of sitting: eg, "I was sat at the second table at the reception." Otherwise, "I was sitting" seems to sound like what I would hear, here in USA.
  12. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Nobody wants to be accused of being in the Waitrose clique...
  13. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    The first rule of the Waitrose clique, is that nobody talks about the Waitrose clique...
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  14. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    Wow have we in England slummed down so low.....? Is bog standard English now too snooty?
  15. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    F**k yeah!
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  16. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    There was a roundabout here over further and farther not long ago, with most expressing that either further should become de facto or that they're interchangeable. I don't think it's too snooty as much as it's intellectually lazy. As I said then, can we use farthermore now?
  17. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Shirley this should be slumped down so low, or sunk so low? slummed down low seems a bit odd, each to his, or her own i suppose.
    I think English is a bit lazy anyway inn't? When a word like saw can be used for, seeing in the past tense, and a tool for er... sawing.
  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    There are millions of people all over the world who speak a more correct form of English than millions of British citizens. Take it as a compliment.
  19. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Now this man knows how to use the English language to good effect, very special.

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  20. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    My pc offered the option to 'click to show full-sized version,' but it's completely big enough....

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