Post CF and on-going Trump outrages

I certainly hope you’re right, but the guy has risen from Congressman to Director of the CIA to Secretary of State. He may have gone as far as he can go, but he definitely wants to be president.

This has proven numerous times in the past to be a dangerous prediction. I don’t rule anyone out as a threat.

Yeah, I thought Trump could never get nominated. Ex-president fucking Trump. :rage:

Pompeo looks like a very credible Soviet era senior apparatchik. IOW, he’s perfectly typecast to be the Brezhnev-equivalent that initiates the final fall of America into permanent authoritarianism.

Scum going after each other is always a good thing.

We’re not done discussing badgers and badger horns yet. For those still wondering, it comes from the Favorite Avatars thread just last week, where we discussed Lewis Carroll’s descriptions of raths and toves.

Stags do not have horns.

Correct, as antlers are not horns but rather a part of the skull. They are no more horns than a prominent brow ridge on a human would be.

The more you know!

So all those Star Trek aliens have antlers. Who knew?!1!!

Not I, that’s for sure. Thank you! :wink:

Fighting ignorance in the Pit now are we?

The messagebored’s charter is to fight ignorance. Why should and forum be exempt? (And besides, it was not fighting ignorance so much as being pitantic).

Another softball lobbed over the plate…

And if you hit it for a home run, people will hate you because you broke one of the many* unwritten rules of baseball, and dishonored the game, and may cause opposing pitchers to throw at your head.

*How many are there? no one knows, because no one wrote them down.

Oh yeah? Then explain staghorn corals, huh??? And staghorn sumacs? They wouldn’t have called them that if stags didn’t have horns because “not-stag horn sumacs” just sounds dumb.

People park in a driveway but drive on a parkway.

We name things stupid names.

The National Review article linked to there is worth a read, too.

Very paywalled.

I clicked on it from inside the Huff Post article and got through.

I also got right through from HuffPo. But here’s a sample:

Just how far out there is Trump’s theory? Consider that, even if it were true that the 2020 election had been stolen — which it is absolutely not — his belief would still be absurd. It could be confirmed tomorrow that agents working for a combination of al-Qaeda, Venezuela, and George Soros had hacked into every single voting machine in the country and altered the totals by tens of millions, and it would remain the case there is no mechanism within the American legal order for a do-over of any sort. In such an eventuality, there would be indictments, an impeachment drive, and a constitutional crisis. But, however bad it got, Donald Trump would not be “reinstated” to the presidency. That is not how America works, how America has ever worked, or how America can ever work. American politicians do not lose their reelection races only to be reinstalled later on, as might the second-place horse in a race whose winner was disqualified. The idea is otherworldly and obscene.

(bolding mine) I wonder if all this was inspired by the Kentucky Derby winner likely being disqualified …