America: The Trump Era

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Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:56 am

I guess one more to cheer y'all up.

The Washington Post: President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days
Powered by his two-hour stemwinder at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 2 — which featured more than 100 false or misleading claims — President Trump is on pace to exceed his daily quota set during his first two years in office.

The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year. So far in 2019, he’s averaging nearly 22 claims a day.

As of the end of March 3, the 773rd day of his term in office, Trump accumulated 9,014 fishy claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

Trump’s performance at CPAC is emblematic of his version of the truth during his presidency — a potent mix of exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasting and outright falsehoods. His speech helped push March 3 to his fourth-biggest day for false or misleading claims, totaling 104.

The speech included his greatest hits: 131 times he has falsely said he passed the biggest tax cut in history, 126 times he has falsely said his border wall is already being built and 116 times he has asserted that the U.S. economy today is the best in history. All three of those claims are on The Fact Checker’s list of Bottomless Pinocchios, as well as other claims Trump made during his CPAC speech.

Since the Bottomless Pinocchio list was introduced in December, it has continued to grow. The president now has 20 claims that qualify.
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75% of the women on this cover support Medicare for all.

The 25% that doesn't support it is worth $29,000,000.

Can you spot the odd one out?


https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ ... story.html

“...All this because I failed to pay off an ambulance bill. My crime was having a heart attack.”

Your city gorkie. How not paying your ambulance bill will find you in jail. $3,000 for an ambulance ride??

A country where most people cannot afford to get sick, literally, just happens to be the wealthiest in the world.

Makes sense.


Fwiw, in Australia, ambulances are free. Country-wide. In fact, in Australia, this woman would have left hospital post heart attack with no bills outstanding, or worrying about prison time if she cannot afford to pay it... because it's free. As it should be.

drymounting socialism.
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:20 am

In Soviet Russia, you drive ambulance!
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:52 am

misterx wrote:

Fwiw, in Australia, ambulances are free. Country-wide. In fact, in Australia, this woman would have left hospital post heart attack with no bills outstanding, or worrying about prison time if she cannot afford to pay it... because it's free. As it should be.

drymounting socialism.
Not exactly. Its a state by state stipulation:

https://www.comparethemarket.com.au/hea ... nce-cover/

Queenslanders and Tasmanians only.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 am

bubbie wrote:Also, for the great minds of this thread.

Reuters: In 2020 battleground state, looming Mueller report could hold dangers for Democrats

I haven't watched TV for a while (aside from some excerpts on YouTube and whatnot), but if it looks anything like a better part of this thread, the article sums it up pretty well.
Ah yes, the old "let's talk to a dozen or so randos in a rural gas station/bar/diner" story.
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:18 am

bubbie wrote:Also, for the great minds of this thread.

Reuters: In 2020 battleground state, looming Mueller report could hold dangers for Democrats

I haven't watched TV for a while (aside from some excerpts on YouTube and whatnot), but if it looks anything like a better part of this thread, the article sums it up pretty well.
I always thought that the Dems in the house should have started by investigating the graft and incompetence of the Trump administration. Start by dragging in dozens of people for public hearings on border separations, move to Pruitt, Zinke, Price, DeVos...
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rubberneck wrote:
misterx wrote:

Fwiw, in Australia, ambulances are free. Country-wide. In fact, in Australia, this woman would have left hospital post heart attack with no bills outstanding, or worrying about prison time if she cannot afford to pay it... because it's free. As it should be.

drymounting socialism.
Not exactly. Its a state by state stipulation:

https://www.comparethemarket.com.au/hea ... nce-cover/

Queenslanders and Tasmanians only.
X wouldn't know because he is from St Petersburg.
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Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller 'an American hero'

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/ ... on-1203503

By the way, how did I miss all the fun with the middle finger???

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15 yard penalty for middle finger misuse. Proper use is after an X post.
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 pm

rubberneck wrote:
misterx wrote:

Fwiw, in Australia, ambulances are free. Country-wide. In fact, in Australia, this woman would have left hospital post heart attack with no bills outstanding, or worrying about prison time if she cannot afford to pay it... because it's free. As it should be.

drymounting socialism.
Not exactly. Its a state by state stipulation:

https://www.comparethemarket.com.au/hea ... nce-cover/

Queenslanders and Tasmanians only.
Youre right, sorry. Pensioners and low income earners are free nationwide.

My state of QLD covers me, for free, nationwide, regardless of state.



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In Soviet Russia, Captain Planet has fashionable hairdo!
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:16 pm

You should give Comedy a try, son...
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Its 12 minutes, so not for most of ya.

Small EB demographic, but interesting if you are American and have an intellect greater than that of a goldfish.


To the three of you out there....enjoy!
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