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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 30,222

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#BillyBushMadeMeDoIt is trending on Twitter. Way to go Melania!

John Fugelsang ‏@JohnFugelsang 2h2 hours ago
"My husband only claimed to do those horrible things because he's very easily manipulated. Please make him president." #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt

Latest Pinebagger News: Whining over maltreatment of Trump (No really, they are)

http://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/prediction-they-are-going-to-smear-trump-worse-than-anyone-in-american-history/

"Prediction: They are going to smear Trump worse than anyone in American history.

After hearing his speeches over the past week, it’s clear Trump has the number of the global elite. He is exposing all their crimes, and calling them out for what they are – liars and criminals and murderers. Nobody on the national stage has ever laid it out so clearly – and loudly – as Donald Trump has. The government-financial elites know these ideas are going to take root if they don’t act quickly. You know they aren’t going to sit back and let that happen. I don’t know if they’re going to smear him with accusations that he is racist, anti-semitic, or even that he has committed violent crimes, but one thing’s for sure: The government-media-financial elite takedown of Donald Trump is imminent."
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They are really earning their nastier nickname from a parody site: Jackass Radicals

How delusional are Pinebaggers? There is a thread there that Hillary is in damage control mode today

The reason they claim is not important.

If this is damage control mode, let every candidate I ever support be in damage control mode exactly like this four weeks before election day.

Humpty Trumpy

Humpty Trumpy wanted to build a wall
Humpty Trumpy had a big fall
Then all the kings horses and all the kings men,
couldn't put Humpty Trumpy together again.

Don't care who won a close VP debate. I care who beat up the opponents Presidential

candidate more effectively. That's the point of these VP debates.

And Tim Kaine clearly won on that score.

Snopes weighed in to debunk the #BasementDwellers meme and Sanders spoke out on it too

http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clintons-basement-dwellers/
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However, Clinton never used the phrase "basement dwellers." Rather, she expressed sympathy with young college-educated voters who had little choice but to remain at home due to being unable to find self-supporting jobs in the current market and had grown cynical of a system they felt had failed them:

Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals.
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In case you hear about the silly #basementdwellers meme, it is debunked. Here is the proof

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/01/did-hillary-insult-sanderistas-as-basement-dwellers-no-just-the-opposite.html

Did Hillary Insult Sanderistas as 'Basement Dwellers'? No—Just the Opposite
MICHAEL TOMASKY

10.01.16 6:25 PM ET
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Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals."


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Now, the second and “offending” graf. How in the world these words can offend anyone is just absurd. Okay, baristas. But I’m sure even most baristas have higher aspirations in life. But the main thing is that when she says “they are living in their parents’ basement,” she’s obviously not making fun of them. She’s just describing them. Indeed, she is explaining to these rich people in one of America’s richest towns, hey, take a minute to understand where these folks are coming from. And she’s doing so the week after Sanders throttled her in New Hampshire—a point in time when, if anything, she’d have been prone to lash out at them.
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More at link

"Don't vote for Donald Trump" USA Today takes position for 1st time ever in a Presidential election

The USA Today editorial board is opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, taking a position in a presidential election for the first time in the newspaper's 34-year history.

Describing Trump as "erratic," "ill-equipped" to be commander in chief and a "serial liar," the newspaper slammed him for trafficking in "prejudice" and having a "checkered" business record.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/usa-today-dont-vote-for-donald-trump-endorsement-disendorsement

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How much more will it take for some Trump supporters to realize how bad their candidate is?

Boy have we been here before. Trump fans are using online polls to say he won.

We have a scientific poll showing what Americans actually think, the CNN poll showing 62% think Hillary won vs 27% who think Trump won, but of course there are various online polls showing all kinds of results, depending on whether fans of a candidate posted the poll on one of their forums and directed people to manipulate the poll.

Even the Freepers can't spin this into Trump doing well

They know she is kicking his butt so far:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3473809/posts
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