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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Arnald » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 pm

Macunaima wrote:[Roll eyes.]

So apparently cameras were running during the original battle then, Arnald?


Well, you need to get your sense of humour sharpened Mac. You might also want to check on Matthew Brady. Ok I admit the cameras weren't "rolling" althougb my eyes are :roll: Well spotted.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:20 pm

[Roll eyes.]

So apparently cameras were running during the original battle then, Arnald?

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Guest » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:15 pm

Arnald wrote:
Macunaima wrote:Nah. They did the film there, remember? Probably a lot of the same guys showing up, in fact.


They have been working out then and getting a lot younger (since the film, although 1863 sort of works as well). Conscripted at 18 in 1863. born 1845, would now be 175 years old.


Fucking hell, Arnald, you're dense.
Make yourself useful. My bins are full - go and empty them.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Arnald » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:12 pm

Macunaima wrote:Nah. They did the film there, remember? Probably a lot of the same guys showing up, in fact.


They have been working out then and getting a lot younger (since the film, although 1863 sort of works as well). Conscripted at 18 in 1863. born 1845, would now be 175 years old.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:24 pm

Nah. They did the film there, remember? Probably a lot of the same guys showing up, in fact.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Arnald » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm

kyotebue2 wrote:In a bit of misdirection, Militias showed up at Gettysburg to oppose Antifa's flag burning, they didn't, while Black Armed protesters paraded thru Stone Mountain state park, shouting Where You At!!!


Impressive. Must be the largest collection of firepower at Gettysburg since 1863.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Voice From Limbo » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:58 pm

Carved by the same Klan member who created Mount Rushmore.

Speaking of which, Trump is criticized for devoting only half a sentence in his speech there to the coronavirus.

But that's OK, because he demonstrated his deep understanding of the issue in what may be his most moronic tweet:

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 7977252864

Admittedly, there's some stiff competition.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:50 pm

In a bit of misdirection, Militias showed up at Gettysburg to oppose Antifa's flag burning, they didn't, while Black Armed protesters paraded thru Stone Mountain state park, shouting Where You At!!!

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by McKinstry » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:03 pm

Most of the governments of the world, friends, enemies or true neutrals value predictability and perceived rationality above all else when dealing with other countries. Trump offers neither predictable nor rational behavior and with the exception of possibly a few nihilists willing to see, or at least risk, their own nations' security in a interdependent world in return for seeing the US continue to self-destruct at the hands of an incompetent dolt of a narcissist, are fairly intensely if quietly rooting for Biden.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Condottiero » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:55 pm

Macunaima wrote:I dunno. If I were Xi, I’d welcome Biden and an end to the trade war. In the worst possible scenario, a party transition now gives them a couple years of chaos in American policy as a new course is charted. They really don’t get anything out of Trump. Which, oddly enough, does not mean that Trump “knows how to deal with the Chinese”. If Trump had been president in 1980, the U.S. would have been rattling its saber at Japan, equally ineffectively.

I doubt Biden will remain silent over Hong Kong and with the sanctions on individuals, so there will be a different kind of trade war.

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