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US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

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Debate tomorrow is going to be an utter shitshow. So far its been reported that Trump's guests will include Obama's kinda-crazy half-brother and Pat Smith, the mother of one of the Americans killed in Benghazi. Also some other "surprise guests" that haven't been revealed yet.

On the one hand, I don't want Clinton sinking to Trump's level, on the other hand, it'd be hilarious if she invited Alec Baldwin, on the condition that he dresses in his Trump outfit.

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And not just that, but I'd argue that outside of Real Estate Development, he's been a pretty horrible businessman. Just a string of failed business ventures left in this guys wake. 

Inside of a Trump Real Estate Development its too dark to read.  Mainly because he can't pay the electric bill.

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15 minutes ago, Fez said:

Debate tomorrow is going to be an utter shitshow. So far its been reported that Trump's guests will include Obama's kinda-crazy half-brother and Pat Smith, the mother of one of the Americans killed in Benghazi. Also some other "surprise guests" that haven't been revealed yet.

On the one hand, I don't want Clinton sinking to Trump's level, on the other hand, it'd be hilarious if she invited Alec Baldwin, on the condition that he dresses in his Trump outfit.

Haha he can bring who ever he wants, it's not going to change anything. He's going to fuck up again. He's gonna sniff and lie and whine his way though the debate. 

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At least he's given the world the tactical debate audience invite, which is so blatantly low and personal I can't believe it hasn't been a staple of American politics until now.

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4 minutes ago, Maester Drew said:

I'll be sure to get out the popcorn tomorrow evening.

God, I miss popping Vikes and Bites.

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So, Hilary spends her time preparing for a debate, and Trump spends his time recruiting for the Jerry Springer show.  What a nightmare.

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18 minutes ago, Martell Spy said:

Conservatism Never Fails

How the Republican Party will try to explain away Donald Trump’s disastrous campaign.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2016/10/rick_perlstein_on_how_the_republican_party_will_recover_from_trump.html

Thanks, that was a great read.  Loved the explanation of paranoia of the demagogue post WWII amongst US leaders spiralling into more demagoguery.  Very pynchonian.

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I think the mindset of a Trump supporter can be boiled down to this:

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Trump voter: "I support Trump because he says what he means". Trump voter after his latest gaffe: "He really didn't meant that". These are the 71%. JP

The quote is the top comment on this article: Is Donald Trump Turning Texas Purple?

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What would be more likely to incite civil unrest among the...what's a good catchy name of the people who believe the election is already rigged, something like birther, or 9/11 truther?... a landslide (suggesting a massive nation-wide all encompassing Rothschildian conspiracy) or a narrow victory (suggesting a conspiracy that rigs just one or two battleground state results)?

It seems like to minimise unrest from the rigged conspiracy quarter Hillary would need to win by a not too big and not too small but just right amount of EC electors. And of course she must win the national popular vote, otherwise the risk of unrest is the same no matter how big or small the EC win for Hillary.

Also, calling the election pre-rigged is to allow Trump to continue with his I'm a winner strategy, since the only way he could possible lose is by someone cheating. Right?

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6 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said:

What would be more likely to incite civil unrest among the...what's a good catchy name of the people who believe the election is already rigged, something like birther, or 9/11 truther?

ACORNer?

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2 hours ago, Fez said:

Debate tomorrow is going to be an utter shitshow. 

Indeed. Drinking game suggestions?

2 hours ago, Manhole Eunuchsbane said:

 I hope she moves on him like a bitch. Not sure what that means, but it sounds cool.

Me neither. Ever. What did he mean by that?

2 hours ago, Pony Queen Jace said:

God, I miss popping Vikes and Bites.

Also, what are these things? I consider myself versed in this stuff, yet have no idea what you are talking about.

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5 minutes ago, Rhllor's void lobster said:

Vicodin and mini pizza bagels?

Now THAT'S a fucking debate game. I'm so in.

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12 minutes ago, Ariadne23 said:

Indeed. Drinking game suggestions?

I'd say every time he sniffs before talking but we'd get alcohol poisoning before we could watch the post-debate coverage.

Maybe every time he says Bill? Or says Hillary should be jailed?

Edit: Ooh every time he disagrees with something Pence said in the VP debate. It would be a drinking game for political geeks.

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1 hour ago, The Anti-Targ said:

What would be more likely to incite civil unrest among the...what's a good catchy name of the people who believe the election is already rigged, something like birther, or 9/11 truther?... a landslide (suggesting a massive nation-wide all encompassing Rothschildian conspiracy) or a narrow victory (suggesting a conspiracy that rigs just one or two battleground state results)?

It seems like to minimise unrest from the rigged conspiracy quarter Hillary would need to win by a not too big and not too small but just right amount of EC electors. And of course she must win the national popular vote, otherwise the risk of unrest is the same no matter how big or small the EC win for Hillary.

Also, calling the election pre-rigged is to allow Trump to continue with his I'm a winner strategy, since the only way he could possible lose is by someone cheating. Right?

One-Six is Fixed?

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