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Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:18 PM

Why the simpering?

In trying blazingly to grasp how those scientists, doctors (and one mouth breather) at the CDC yesterday could just stand there and simper at the idiot deviant who heads our government, I concluded: it sustains the patriarchy that provides them their privilege.

That and no balls.

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Reply Why the simpering? (Original post)
cilla4progress Mar 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #1
PatSeg Mar 2020 #15
Baked Potato Mar 2020 #2
drray23 Mar 2020 #9
Baked Potato Mar 2020 #10
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #11
Duppers Mar 2020 #13
cilla4progress Mar 2020 #3
Hekate Mar 2020 #4
cilla4progress Mar 2020 #5
Hekate Mar 2020 #6
Laffy Kat Mar 2020 #7
tblue37 Mar 2020 #8
cilla4progress Mar 2020 #21
tblue37 Mar 2020 #22
cilla4progress Mar 2020 #23
yaesu Mar 2020 #12
grantcart Mar 2020 #14
ancianita Mar 2020 #16
Sloumeau Mar 2020 #17
ancianita Mar 2020 #18
Warpy Mar 2020 #19
Xipe Totec Mar 2020 #20

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:25 PM

1. I'd love to see just one person turn to His Lardship and say something like,

"No, that's not correct. The facts are ...." Of course that person would be summarily fired, trashed and tweeted upon; or if not a firable government employee, attacked and tweeted upon mercilessly, discredited, doxxed, harassed by MAGAts and driven from his/her non-government job. It takes a courageous person to stand up to Fat Nixon these days.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:45 PM

15. I think there are a lot of people

who would like to do that, but many really want to be able to do their jobs and perhaps are putting the well being of the public first. If they are fired, they can't help anyone.

Some of course are probably just sheep.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:30 PM

2. They probably don't want to jeopardize their jobs.

Trump rules by fear. Nobody can contain a boss who has no scruples.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 02:05 PM

9. I'm not sure what they fear

If Trump fire them, they would have no problems getting jobs elsewhere. All of them are internationally recognized scientist.
Besides, Trump will be gone by November.
If I was in their position, I would not hesitate even if it leads to my firing.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:06 PM

10. Maybe the fear is more than losing a job.

They could fear for their own and familyís safety. Also, they can do more for the country by nodding and smiling in front of Trump, and go on protecting America after he waddles away. Itís a difficult position for them.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:16 PM

11. For different reasons - I understand staying because my replacement might be worse.

I don't know what's in their minds - but in their situations I would be asking myself, "If I resign/am fired/etc. who will Trump replace me with?" "Which is a greater danger to the public - not publically contradicting him, or being forced out and replaced with someone like Ben Carson?"

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:38 PM

13. Exactly.

And they have important jobs to do. They had to humor him like a visiting friend's bratty child. I can imagine the name calling going on in their heads.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:31 PM

3. Any one of us here

Could do it.

Most disappointing. Like a toddler, he will get away with whatever he is allowed.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:32 PM

4. The scientists no doubt believe they can do more good for humanity by not being fired by tweet

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. Hmm...

toss up.

Especially when he's spewing garbage and misinformation.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:41 PM

6. In a short time Trump has just about gutted every science oriented dept. ...

We are now very short of qualified scientists. I can only imagine that Dr Fauci and others who must stand on camera with Trump must think they've died and gone to Hell.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:51 PM

7. I keep having a fantasy where an expert calls him an idiot right to his face.

Expert would become a national hero.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 02:01 PM

8. During allergy season, many people must breathe through their mouths. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 07:50 PM

21. It's

a term of art!

🤣

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:15 PM

22. I know what it means in common parlance. But since I have allergies myself, I tend

not to use the term to denigrate people.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:19 PM

23. I have to breath through my mouth a lot

too.

Since it doesn't offend me - it makes me giggle - I guess I didn't think.

Point taken.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:36 PM

12. the entire system of government has been compromised and when this is over no one will ever

believe anything our government says again, it will be total chaos.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:43 PM

14. Can you imagine what would happen if one said


"Mr. President the Governor of the State of Washington is not a snake".

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Response to grantcart (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:48 PM

16. +1

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:51 PM

17. If one has any balls when one starts to work for Trump...

one cannot keep them. I've heard KellyAnne Conway keeps them in a glass jar...

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:54 PM

18. Their leader's joy in the suffering of others should be enough to keep them from leaving.

They got the IF45 at their left, coronavirus at their right.

They know the deal. We should know their deal, too.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 03:57 PM

19. Men like the Orange Necrosis will always have enablers

who think they alone can see the greatness and everybody else is blind to it. Even after he turns against them, and malignant narcissists will always turn against people around them, they will still be slavishly dependent on even the barest glance from him.

Enablers in any codependent relationship are often sicker than the person with the original problem.

That waste of protoplasm will always have his fans. We can only hope to outvote them.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 04:10 PM

20. You don't rise in the ranks by honesty, valor, or candor.

You rise by suction, and a good vacuum lock on your bosses' rear end.

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