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Wed Apr 4, 2018, 08:38 AM

My son just texted me this take on 45 vs. Amazon:

Yesterday at lunch I said I hoped Pence would keep his mouth shut after he was sworn in and read the NTSB report outlining how many Amazon drones were found in the wreckage of AF1's engines.

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Reply My son just texted me this take on 45 vs. Amazon: (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Apr 2018 OP
Renew Deal Apr 2018 #1
sinkingfeeling Apr 2018 #2
Renew Deal Apr 2018 #5
sinkingfeeling Apr 2018 #13
CurtEastPoint Apr 2018 #3
Blue_Adept Apr 2018 #4
Richard-Ray Apr 2018 #6
gopiscrap Apr 2018 #19
Name removed Apr 2018 #7
gratuitous Apr 2018 #10
Name removed Apr 2018 #11
marble falls Apr 2018 #12
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NCTraveler Apr 2018 #8
sarcasmo Apr 2018 #9
sinkingfeeling Apr 2018 #14
Renew Deal Apr 2018 #15
MicaelS Apr 2018 #16
fleabiscuit Apr 2018 #17
blugbox Apr 2018 #18

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 08:40 AM

1. Ask him for a source

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 08:48 AM

2. A source of what? He said it.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 09:14 AM

5. I'm confused

And I don't think I'm the only one. He was joking that they can take down AF1 with drones?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:33 PM

13. Wow, yes it was a joke. Too bad it has to be explained to DU when every

other comment made by someone on Twitter is an instant hit. See yesterday's post of this:

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 09:03 AM

3. What?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 09:04 AM

4. He's saying that Amazon can take out Trump with drones to AF1

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 10:06 AM

6. Its called humor...

... a feature sorely lacking in our political dudcourde, overall.

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Response to Richard-Ray (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 09:45 PM

19. welcome to DU

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 10:52 AM

10. It only gets funnier when you explain it

So, here we go: Amazon is currently the subject of a Trump Vendetta. One might even call them a target, but that's a joke for another time and thread. One of the things Amazon does is allow people to order merchandise online for delivery directly to the purchaser. Amazon has been experimenting with delivering merchandise by drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be remotely controlled by a person many miles away.

Air Force 1 is the designation of any aircraft transporting the President of the United States. Right now, Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. Usually, Air Force 1 refers to the Boeing jet airliner the President is traveling on. The airliner is powered by jet engines which have turbines housed inside them. The turbine blades spin at high speed and compress or squeeze the air. The compressed air is then sprayed with fuel and an electric spark lights the mixture. The burning gases expand and blast out through the nozzle, at the back of the engine. As the jets of gas shoot backward, the engine and the aircraft are thrust forward.

The "joke" here is that Amazon, fed up with Trump's antics, would send a squadron of drones to get chopped up in the jet engines of Air Force 1, causing a crash and killing the President. When the office of the President is vacated (in this hypothetical instance by the demise of the incumbent), the Vice President becomes the President. Right now the Vice President of the United States is Mike Pence, who would succeed to the office of the President. Should the events of the joke come to pass, the unseen narrator is advising the new President to tread carefully.

Isn't that hilarious?

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Response to Name removed (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:03 AM

12. Why don't you get a grip on your lip?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 10:44 AM

8. .

 

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 10:45 AM

9. Is your son listening to Alex Jones?

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:35 PM

14. Why would you ask that?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:44 PM

15. People are interpreting it as a conspiracy

Sorry.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:50 PM

16. That is not funny in the least.

I despise Trump, but talk of crashing AF1 is not amusing in the slightest. I suggest you delete this at once.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:24 PM

17. It was just a joke. And it is slightly amusing IMHO. nt

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:28 PM

18. It is clearly a joke

And it is quite hilarious, in my opinion.

Obtain a sense of humor. They are free.

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