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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:06 AM

Yup Trump stiffed the bus companies, that's why they left


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Reply Yup Trump stiffed the bus companies, that's why they left (Original post)
sunonmars Oct 29 OP
JI7 Oct 29 #1
SallyHemmings Oct 29 #2
cheezmaka Oct 29 #16
AZ8theist Oct 29 #45
RussBLib Oct 29 #3
Ferrets are Cool Oct 29 #36
AZ8theist Oct 29 #46
Ferrets are Cool Oct 29 #51
central scrutinizer Oct 29 #49
malaise Oct 29 #4
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 29 #5
hadEnuf Oct 29 #41
WinstonSmith4740 Oct 29 #42
bringthePaine Oct 29 #6
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 29 #7
cheezmaka Oct 29 #19
UpInArms Oct 29 #8
smb Oct 29 #12
UpInArms Oct 29 #21
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 29 #9
certainot Oct 29 #29
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 29 #32
certainot Oct 29 #37
onetexan Oct 29 #34
Fiendish Thingy Oct 29 #10
Botany Oct 29 #11
Roc2020 Oct 29 #13
femmedem Oct 29 #14
uponit7771 Oct 29 #17
Boomerproud Oct 29 #50
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 29 #20
femmedem Oct 29 #26
certainot Oct 29 #31
femmedem Oct 29 #48
coti Oct 29 #54
TheCowsCameHome Oct 29 #15
birdographer Oct 29 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 29 #35
GusBob Oct 29 #38
marble falls Oct 29 #44
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 29 #52
Tommymac Oct 29 #22
femmedem Oct 29 #27
George II Oct 29 #23
flibbitygiblets Oct 29 #24
gerryatwork Oct 29 #25
IronLionZion Oct 29 #28
Arkansas Granny Oct 29 #30
keithbvadu2 Oct 29 #40
USALiberal Oct 29 #33
Pepsidog Oct 29 #39
marble falls Oct 29 #43
kimbutgar Oct 29 #47
lpbk2713 Oct 29 #53
Cha Oct 29 #55
Buckeyeblue Oct 29 #56
riversedge Oct 29 #57

Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:08 AM

1. He would say "that makes me smart" I guess

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:08 AM

2. Who is surprised?

No one.

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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:43 AM

16. Me Neither...

I would say Trump's supporters but they probably don't even KNOW the bus companies were "stiffed"...smh

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Response to cheezmaka (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:54 AM

45. They probably think Obama was responsible for cancelling the buses..

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:10 AM

3. Why would anyone agree to work for the campaign?

There's a good chance you won't be paid.

I guess they should work for free just to be near the Orange Anus.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:34 AM

36. As Jr would say...

“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:55 AM

46. Hey, easy now, That was one of Shrubs most coherent statements...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #46)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:15 AM

51. But not as impactful as "Mission Accomplished"

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:39 AM

49. Typical Republican treatment

Remember when the Rmoney campaign cancelled the credit cards of all their staffers when it was clear he had lost. Left them stranded to fend for themselves.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:12 AM

4. That was the first thing I posted on the subject

Once a Killa Con always a Killa Con,
ByeDon!

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:12 AM

5. Of course RWers will vilify the company and call them liars.

How many examples of iDJT being a cheap crook will it take for them to accept the truth?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:48 AM

41. Trump supporters obviously like crooks even if they are the victims of one.

Dictator worship is much more important to them.

Bunch of sick freaks.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:49 AM

42. Accept the truth?

As Guiliani once said, "Truth? What's truth?" They have no idea what truth is, and don't care. They're zombies.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:13 AM

6. once a deadbeat...

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:13 AM

7. Seriously?!

LMAO!

Sorry, but those attendees should understand Trump's deplorable nature by now!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:50 AM

19. Hopefully so...

If the 10 degree cold don't reveal Trump's COLD NATURE to them... I don't know what else will!

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:18 AM

8. Additional confirmation of transportation promise from another article

Last edited Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:54 AM - Edit history (1)

Trump continued to hold campaign rallies against the advice of his own health experts, and freezing weather at a rally in Omaha late Tuesday caused mayhem for some of the roughly 6,000 people who attended, according to media reports.

The campaign had promised buses to transport supporters from Eppley Airfield to car parks some distance away, but buses were unable to navigate busy airport roads, the Washington Post reported.


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coronavirus-update-pandemic-sets-record-case-numbers-across-the-us-as-white-house-suggests-the-crisis-is-over-2020-10-28?mod=mw_latestnews

Updated for clarity

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:36 AM

12. Huh? Where Does That Article Confirm That Cheato Stiffed The Bus Company?

Not that I doubt for one moment that he did, but I don't see where that article addresses it.

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Response to smb (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:53 AM

21. Sorry, my post was unclear

It confirms that trump promised transportation

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:20 AM

9. On RW media, Trumpsters will say they didn't pay because the buses left.

That's how Republicans roll.

The deplorable's emperor thinks all should bow down and work for him for free.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:25 AM

29. rw media will also say they were union drivers, probably black......

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Response to certainot (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:30 AM

32. and will have the gall to claim the drivers were not wearing masks, so no pay.

That's how Rethugs roll.

Probably just like you, I've been watching them since the 60s......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:35 AM

37. somebody's got to do it! it's inevitable that AI will be used to digitize talk radio and when that

happens it will be a lot easier for anyone to watch - so easy that the ad industry will have to break up that monopoly and it'll end up down to 100 stations in the southern swamps and fever forests of michigan

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:32 AM

34. They are deplorables, thats why they showed up in frigid weather to hear a conman speak nonsense

Its a cult & they w follow.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:25 AM

10. MAGA KARMA nt

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:32 AM

11. Besides the tweet do you have any other links to this story?

n/t

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:40 AM

13. Crooks. Starts with the head Crook Trump

What a disgrace

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:40 AM

14. Folks, this is a satirical tweet, not accurate news.

John Boyle is not a journalist, nor is he trying to spread fake news. He's making a joke and assuming that people singing YMCA would give it away.

It's discouraging that so many people are willing to take it at face value.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:44 AM

17. Its more discouraging that people still give Trump the benefit of the doubt. If the post was Trump

... ate the liver out of a puppy live then its most likely true.

Trump is a dark force, he does greasy dark stuff

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:46 AM

50. Amen to that!

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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:52 AM

20. Okay! He got me!

It didn't seem too unrealistic with Trump involved! Lol.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:17 AM

26. The not paying was completely Trumpian.

Part of what makes it such a good joke.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:29 AM

31. makes complete sense that the bus co would require masks and the trumpers would ignore it

and talk about superspreader - put them on busses!

and would the bus co charge more to cover decontamination after? "we're not going to pay for that!"

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Response to certainot (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:04 AM

48. Whether it makes sense is not the issue. Checking sources is the issue.

Fake news spreads most easily when it seems to make sense. even when something fits our understanding of the world, we still need to know how to verify sources.

In this case, first, if you go to twitter and check this particular John Boyle--jboyle1223--you'll see that he's just a guy, no reason to think he is a journalist.

Second, you'll see that he is replying to something tweeted by MSNBC. That does not mean he is affiliated with MSNBC.

Third, if you google this, as other posters have pointed out, you'll see that there is no verification of this in legitimate news sources.

Finally, it makes no sense that people would be singingn YMCA, independently of each other, on multiple buses. It's satire.

If nothing else, seeing how many DUers have fallen for this should help us understand how rightwing fake news spreads. This is the mirror image.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:17 AM

54. As "satire" goes, this is of very poor quality. nt

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:43 AM

15. This should go viral

Typical Trump.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 07:47 AM

18. Conflicting article

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Response to birdographer (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:32 AM

35. So why does the bus company claim they weren't?

This article sounds credible but... what’s up with the quote from the bus company? I can’t swallow both.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:46 AM

38. It's a tweet It's a fake tweet

Not everything one reads on the internet or DU is true

DU has love affair with Twitter fake or not

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Response to GusBob (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:51 AM

44. Love affair or out and out addiction? There's as much rumor and lies as there is truth on Twitter.

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Response to GusBob (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:04 AM

52. Ohhhh.

Sorry to be obtuse, but how do we know that tweet isn’t actually from the bus company?

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:09 AM

22. Sorry, Fake News. OP should take this down or note it as a joke. nt

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:20 AM

27. +1000. n/t

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:14 AM

24. The YMCA singing complaint seemed fishy

Truthy as the behavior appeared, seemed like satire

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:16 AM

25. While this is in character

I’m not 100% convinced this is a true tweet. I searched twitter for John Boyle and while I found about a dozen members with that name I didn’t see any with that portrait. I also searched MSNBC but gave up realizing with so many tweets this reply if real could have been imbedded in one of the hundreds of tweets there.

The way the tweet is clipped also makes me suspicious.

Knowing trumps reputation it is certainly within character and would be great if someone else here could do a better job of researching it.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:21 AM

28. GOP always finds efficiencies this way. They're saving money so they can create jobs later.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:26 AM

30. I don't know about this folks. I've been reading conflicting reports. Here's what Snopes says:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-rally-omaha/

A campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump in Omaha, Nebraska, drew thousands of attendees, and hundreds were stranded in freezing temperatures after the event waiting for transport back to their parked cars miles away, according to Omaha police and news reports.

Viral news stories and social media posts about the incident prompted readers to ask Snopes whether it’s true that rally attendees were left stranded in the cold well after the president had departed, and whether some of them were then treated for cold exposure.

It is true. The Trump campaign blamed a larger-than-expected crowd and snarled traffic due to local road closures for the delays.

“Because of the sheer size of the crowd, we deployed 40 shuttle buses – double the normal allotment – but local road closures and resulting congestion caused delays,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Samantha Zager said in an emailed statement. “At the guest departure location, we had tents, heaters, generators, hot cocoa, and handwarmers available for guests.”



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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:48 AM

40. "...we had tents, heaters, generators, hot cocoa, and handwarmers..."

"At the guest departure location, we had tents, heaters, generators, hot cocoa, and handwarmers available for guests.”

Enough that people would not have to go to the hospital?

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:31 AM

33. This is not true! Self Delete. nt

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:47 AM

39. I'm not really in a joking mood these days

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:49 AM

43. Too rich to be true, but at the same time: Trump - king of the dead beats.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:01 AM

47. That's what mf45 will do if he gets a second term

Stiff you for the money and leave you out in the cold to fend for yourself. While he gets on a plane flies away and forgets about you.

You are the fool who has been conned by the ultimate con man.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:07 AM

53. There's a sucker born every minute.



Trump & P T Barnum would have been the best of friends.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:47 PM

55. Rt.. Omaha Magats got a taste of what

trump's done his whole life

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:52 PM

56. Hasn't he been watching the news? The campaign is broke...like its candidate!

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 08:06 PM

57. k for visibility

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