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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:09 AM

White House suspiciously claims Mike Pence was in two places at once

On Friday evening, the United States and its allies launched a bombing run in Syria. Donald Trump is known to have been at the White House while the attack was carried out. Mike Pence is known to have been thousands of miles away in Peru at the time. But according to the White House, Pence was also in the White House at the same time he was in Peru.


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted this tweet to the official @PressSec account on Twitter on Saturday evening: “Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it.” She included a photo with this caption: “Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria – Official WH photos by Shealah Craighead.” The trouble is that Mike Pence is in this photo, seated next to Donald Trump, at a time when Reuters confirms he was indeed in Peru:

http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/two-places-mike-pence/9460/

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Reply White House suspiciously claims Mike Pence was in two places at once (Original post)
UCmeNdc Apr 2018 OP
DFW Apr 2018 #1
CottonBear Apr 2018 #2
jberryhill Apr 2018 #11
Achilleaze Apr 2018 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 2018 #4
oberliner Apr 2018 #5
malaise Apr 2018 #6
LuvNewcastle Apr 2018 #9
malaise Apr 2018 #10
shanny Apr 2018 #7
LuvNewcastle Apr 2018 #8
Igel Apr 2018 #12

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:12 AM

1. Of all the people from whom to make the first successful clone

Not Einstein, Mother Theresa, Bobby Kennedy, Molly Ivins or Jimi Hendrix, but MIKE PENCE??

I'm sorry, but that seems like SUCH a poor choice......

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:17 AM

2. LOL!

😁

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:48 AM

11. Pence reproduces asexually

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:31 AM

3. FAKE republican White House photo - lies, lies, lies

republicans are the party of outright unending lies.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:52 AM

4. They are toying with us - Let's not forget

at this point in time, today anyway, Michael Cohen is still denying he was in Prague at the September 2016 meeting. He says he was in LA. Maybe true, maybe not. It would be frustrating for him to be denying it, and not have the credibility to be believed.

But maybe there are two of him? Who knows? The real one in LA and an impostor in Prague. If such a ruse were used it would give "plausible deniability".

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:55 AM

5. Man the Palmer Report has even more ads than ever

And more annoying ones at that.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:58 AM

6. Wow!

The Kakistocracy is living up to expectations.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:28 AM

9. I had to look that up again.

They're not just the least qualified, they are actually the worst fucking people in the country. They're like serial killer or child molester bad.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:42 AM

10. Yes they are the worst fucking people in the country

thieves, liars, incompetents and low life skeevy scumbags.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:21 AM

7. So they had to use an old photo

in order to show the preznit was in the situation room, doin' his job, takin' care of bizness, chiefly commandin' the troops?

Hah. I'll bet he was upstairs watching the teevee and eating pizza with a fork.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:25 AM

8. Hunter S. Thompson:

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:27 PM

12. Grice.


Relevance: "I expect a partner’s contribution to be appropriate to immediate needs at each stage of the transaction." http://www.glottopedia.org/index.php/Maxim_of_relevance

the White House is trying to dishonestly pass it off as having been from Friday night


The reader sees the caption. We bring assumptions to the table. The easy assumption is that the time of the picture and the time of the quotes in the article are the same time. But the caption doesn't explicitly state this and assuming it does doesn't make it so. The only reason it's viewed as an attempt to deceive is because we trust our assumptions. Now, the question is then, "Did the twit making the tweet intend for us to assume that the two events were the same event?"

If you are cooperative, you'd have to say no. If uncooperative, then you'd say yes.

If the tweeter were reflective, then I'd be more likely to say 'yes'. But I've seen a lot of tweets where the picture is connected to the text of the tweet but not quite right, and most of the time it's the ad hoc nature of the tweet and the perceived need to include an image or video that makes the tweeter stretch a bit too far to find relevance.

The dishonesty is in the mind of the construer, but whether self-directed, directed by the constuer to his audience, or directed by the tweeter to her audience, I can't tell so I leave the noun's theta-roles undetermined. (http://www.glottopedia.org/index.php/Theta-role)

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