Political Drivel, World Events, Good ...

Political Drivel, World Events, Good Food, Updates, Trolls and Anything Else

Posted in the The Top Secret Ghosted Thread, Take Two Forum

Only registered users can post in this forum thread.

First Prev
of 24
Next Last

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1 Aug 7, 2016
Those of us who might want to chat about politics can do so here.

Luckily no unregistered posters can post.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#2 Aug 7, 2016
When I first heard Trump speak, I thought he had a lot of amusement value and I also wasn't too worried about whether or not he'd ever become president.

I also didn't much like Hillary aside from the fact that she'd be the first woman president in the US.

Now I pretty much think that Trump may be dangerous and I still don't much like Hillary.

Great choices!

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#3 Aug 7, 2016
"my boss has romantic phone conversations that bother me because Iím single"

From "Ask A Manager"

http://www.askamanager.org/2014/04/im-giving-...

It's a long question and an outrageous one. It's difficult to believe that folk like this are actually professionals!

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#4 Aug 7, 2016
I've been reading Scott Adams's blog on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Very interesting reading.

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/126916006856/wiz...

Excerpt:

Foreward: Everything that follows is true, to the best of my knowledge, but you can fact-check me on the Internet. Let me know if I got anything wrong.

As I often warn you, don't get your opinions about anything important from cartoonists. This blog is for entertainment, not enlightenment. Youíre on your own for the enlightenment.

I recommend that you postpone reading this post until you have at least 30 minutes of free time and your favorite beverage or state-legal prescription meds in hand. You are about to have an experience that might change the way you see the world.

The ideas that follow are not appropriate for children, people who might be offended by talk of witches, and anyone that disliked my book Godís Debris.

Based on the publicís reaction to Godís Debris, my prediction is that 20% of you will have a truly interesting moment reading this post, and you will never see the world the same way. About 60% of you will be glad you read it for the entertainment value. The remaining 20% of you will be angry, and you wonít be able to articulate why. If you donít like those odds, this is a good time to discontinue reading.

To avoid spoilers, donít do any Google searches until you finish reading.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#5 Aug 7, 2016
Clinton Takes the Persuasion Lead

As amazing as this sounds, I watched a video clip of Dr. Drew explaining to CNN'a Don Lemon that Trump does NOT show signs of insanity or dangerous narcissism. Indeed, as Dr. Drew explained, some healthy narcissism is probably helpful for leaders because they want to be seen as successful.(I have said the same in this blog post, and also this one, which are totally worth another look.)

Is the amazing part of this story that Dr. Drew thinks Trump is probably sane?

No.

The amazing part is that Team Clinton'a persuasion is now so powerful that the question of Trump'a sanity seemed like a legitimate question for the press.

Okay, okay, I know you don't think the press is legitimate, and CNN is clearly favoring Clinton. But even under those conditions you still need events in the real world to support your pro-Clinton narrative. And apparently CNN thought it had that justification. They had cover from all the pro-Clinton pundits who are saying Trump is mentally unbalanced (with different language).

Keep in mind that Trump has run an empire for decades, raised several great kids, doesn't drink or do drugs, and has no known history of mental issues. And as I have explained, the craziest stuff Trump does is mostly (but not always) compatible with good persuasion technique as we know it.

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/148413098031/cli...

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#6 Aug 7, 2016
Persuasion Update: Clinton Vs. Trump

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/146605145036/per...

For months I have been saying mostly good things in this blog about Trump's powers of persuasion, and mostly bad things about how the Clinton campaign does persuasion. And yet Clinton has a solid lead in the polls, assuming the polls are accurate. How can that be?

The quick answer is that Clinton's side is totally winning the persuasion battle.

Confused?

Clinton's side includes more than her campaign team. It also includes pundits, supporters on social media, and the liberal-leaning parts of the mainstream media. While the Clinton campaign itself has been notably weak with its persuasion game, the folks on her side have been viciously effective at branding Trump a crazy racist.

Nothing else in this election matters.

Viewed through the Master Persuader filter, the facts of this election doní't matter because facts are not persuasive. The lies don't matter. The flip-flopping doesn't matter. Trump's command of the issues don't matter. Trump's insults don't matter. Policies don't matter. Trump University doesní't matter. Even charges of sexism are not enough to derail him.

The persuasion kill shot against Trump is the accusation that Trump is a crazy racist. When you combine crazy and racist, you have a lethal persuasion cocktail. And that's what the Clinton side has done.

The folks on social media tested lots of accusations against Trump until they found traction with the 'crazy racist' theme in all its forms. And Clinton's campaign team wisely amplified it.

Remember when social media was saying Trump wasn't serious about running, or that he was a clown, or he was doing it for the money? Those accusations didn't get traction, and Trump swept them away with his continued success.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 8, 2016
For all his faults Bush was far more Presidential than either Clinton and Trump:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/co...

"That mama sure was mad at me and I don't blame her one bit."

Trump would probably start calling her a pig and get in a shouting match with her at the hospital. He may have a lot of money, but they guy has zero class.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#8 Aug 8, 2016
Sublime1 wrote:
For all his faults Bush was far more Presidential than either Clinton and Trump:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/co...

"That mama sure was mad at me and I don't blame her one bit."

Trump would probably start calling her a pig and get in a shouting match with her at the hospital. He may have a lot of money, but they guy has zero class.
Good morning. I agree about Bush junior being much kinder than Trump.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#9 Aug 8, 2016
_Susan_ wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning. I agree about Bush junior being much kinder than Trump.
Good morning.:)

I don't think Trump has a heart.

Bush's biggest flaw was Iraq, and it was a huge mistake. But for that, history would judge him much differently.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/07/opinions/reagan...

As this guy says:

"His thin skinned belligerence toward every challenge, rebuke, criticism would promise the nation a series of high voltage quarrels."

What's even worse is not only is he belligerent to every challenge, but instead of sticking to substance he responds with personal attacks.

With the whole Khan controversy ... a better response for him would have been for him to point out that even though most Muslims are decent people and even if democrats want to parade a token Muslim who fought and died for America, this doesn't change the fact that with any significant Muslim population comes bombings, murders, killings, a belief that even western governments and laws should incorporate Islamic values among even moderate Muslims, and a significant number of extremists.

These problems are really only inherent in Islam world and they are in fact common place through the entire Muslim world ... the point being do we really want that in the west ... Is this good policy to import this element and put them on welfare and ignore the consequences ... Are these actually our values.

He's too dopey to do that and he's behaved like Howard Stern for his entire candidacy. He'd rather start calling people names and insulting people.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#10 Aug 8, 2016
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>

Good morning.:)

I don't think Trump has a heart.

Bush's biggest flaw was Iraq, and it was a huge mistake. But for that, history would judge him much differently.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/07/opinions/reagan...

As this guy says:

"His thin skinned belligerence toward every challenge, rebuke, criticism would promise the nation a series of high voltage quarrels."

What's even worse is not only is he belligerent to every challenge, but instead of sticking to substance he responds with personal attacks.

With the whole Khan controversy ... a better response for him would have been for him to point out that even though most Muslims are decent people and even if democrats want to parade a token Muslim who fought and died for America, this doesn't change the fact that with any significant Muslim population comes bombings, murders, killings, a belief that even western governments and laws should incorporate Islamic values among even moderate Muslims, and a significant number of extremists.

These problems are really only inherent in Islam world and they are in fact common place through the entire Muslim world ... the point being do we really want that in the west ... Is this good policy to import this element and put them on welfare and ignore the consequences ... Are these actually our values.

He's too dopey to do that and he's behaved like Howard Stern for his entire candidacy. He'd rather start calling people names and insulting people.
If Bush hadn't listened to Cheney but to his father, that whole Iraq debacle would not have happened an history would have a very different take on Bush junior.

Actually Trump reminds me of the Ferret and Begel. They both have the exact same difficulty Trump has, they love to respond with personal attacks. Of course, that holds true for quite a few folks on the Evolution Forum.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#11 Aug 8, 2016
_Susan_ wrote:
<quoted text>

If Bush hadn't listened to Cheney but to his father, that whole Iraq debacle would not have happened an history would have a very different take on Bush junior.

Actually Trump reminds me of the Ferret and Begel. They both have the exact same difficulty Trump has, they love to respond with personal attacks. Of course, that holds true for quite a few folks on the Evolution Forum.
A lot of folks blame Cheney.

That's funny about them two and true.

I always felt he was playing to the WWE superfans of the republican party who think fake wrestling is real. He never had to pander to them ... they were going to vote for him anyway. In doing so he lost the more educated conservatives.

He made me cringe from the outset ... I kept a wait and see attitude and thought maybe he would get better and stop that, but it kept getting worse ... it's like a never ending train wreck.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#12 Aug 8, 2016
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>

A lot of folks blame Cheney.

That's funny about them two and true.

I always felt he was playing to the WWE superfans of the republican party who think fake wrestling is real. He never had to pander to them ... they were going to vote for him anyway. In doing so he lost the more educated conservatives.

He made me cringe from the outset ... I kept a wait and see attitude and thought maybe he would get better and stop that, but it kept getting worse ... it's like a never ending train wreck.
LOL

Trump was amusing originally, now not so much.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#13 Aug 8, 2016
Hmmm, new thread

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#14 Aug 8, 2016
Ricky F wrote:
Hmmm, new thread
Where we can discuss anything Lady J would prefer stay off her thread.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#15 Aug 9, 2016
_Susan_ wrote:
<quoted text>

Where we can discuss anything Lady J would prefer stay off her thread.
How do you know what J wants off her thread? lol

“Make time ”

Since: Sep 09

for contemplation

#16 Aug 9, 2016
Good morning! Susan, the only thing I don't like at all is troll baiting. Have a wonderful day!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#17 Aug 9, 2016
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know what J wants off her thread? lol
I dunno, but something tells junket would NOT approve of our uber top secret Hillary Clinton, Donald trump, baking, sex thread that we have here that sue made. ;)

Mornin'.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#18 Aug 9, 2016
Junket wrote:
Good morning! Susan, the only thing I don't like at all is troll baiting. Have a wonderful day!
Well ... speak of the devil... ;)

“Be strong ...”

Since: Nov 10

...I whispered to my coffee

#19 Aug 9, 2016
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>

I dunno, but something tells junket would NOT approve of our uber top secret Hillary Clinton, Donald trump, baking, sex thread that we have here that sue made. ;)

Mornin'.
My only interest in us politics is the effect it has on the world but oh my goodness, i didnt know baking and sex were involved, count me in...;-)

“Be strong ...”

Since: Nov 10

...I whispered to my coffee

#20 Aug 9, 2016
_Susan_ wrote:
<quoted text>

LOL

Trump was amusing originally, now not so much.
Was he? Perhaps hilarious in a scary way but i never saw him as amusing.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 24
Next Last

The Top Secret Ghosted Thread, Take Two Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Last one standing Wins!!! 15 hr -Sprocket- 27
Sprockets Empire (Feb '18) Sep 13 North Mountain 410
Top Secret Thread (Mar '16) Jun '18 Ricky F 299
Word association (Dec '17) Jun '18 Tank-_- 13