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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:31 PM

George Takei: "50 people are dead, and you bask in congratulations."

George Takei ‏@GeorgeTakei 1h1 hour ago

George Takei Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Once again, Donald, you have shown why you cannot lead us. 50 people are dead, and you bask in congratulations.

https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/742039524314845184

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Reply George Takei: "50 people are dead, and you bask in congratulations." (Original post)
Miles Archer Jun 2016 OP
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 #1
nolabear Jun 2016 #2
Joe the Revelator Jun 2016 #14
cwydro Jun 2016 #19
Joe the Revelator Jun 2016 #22
cwydro Jun 2016 #28
nolabear Jun 2016 #27
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #29
A Simple Game Jun 2016 #34
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2016 #47
tblue37 Jun 2016 #48
moriah Jun 2016 #55
Thav Jun 2016 #52
Miles Archer Jun 2016 #8
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2016 #11
SunSeeker Jun 2016 #62
FDR_Liberal Jun 2016 #3
napkinz Jun 2016 #4
suffragette Jun 2016 #5
sendero Jun 2016 #21
suffragette Jun 2016 #24
Mosby Jun 2016 #36
Wednesdays Jun 2016 #57
Mosby Jun 2016 #60
lunatica Jun 2016 #6
wallyworld2 Jun 2016 #18
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 #7
RockaFowler Jun 2016 #9
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 #13
smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #10
Miles Archer Jun 2016 #12
smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #17
lunatica Jun 2016 #43
Miles Archer Jun 2016 #44
tenderfoot Jun 2016 #15
Jack Rabbit Jun 2016 #25
sanatanadharma Jun 2016 #51
IronLionZion Jun 2016 #16
Cryptoad Jun 2016 #37
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #30
TNNurse Jun 2016 #54
Wednesdays Jun 2016 #58
July Jun 2016 #41
Prism Jun 2016 #23
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #26
rockfordfile Jun 2016 #31
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #39
maryellen99 Jun 2016 #32
gratuitous Jun 2016 #33
Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #35
classykaren Jun 2016 #38
Fozzledick Jun 2016 #40
napkinz Jun 2016 #42
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #45
0rganism Jun 2016 #46
Mendocino Jun 2016 #53
Ken Burch Jun 2016 #49
burrowowl Jun 2016 #50
niyad Jun 2016 #56
reign88 Jun 2016 #59
napkinz Jun 2016 #61
PatrickforO Jun 2016 #63

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:34 PM

1. Best twitter response

 

Joe Carnahan ‏@carnojoe
@realDonaldTrump Are you fucking for real fuckhead? You're gonna take a victory lap on that lame bullshit right now?

NOW!??

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:36 PM

2. Pretty good response. "Fuck you, you fucking fuck" would also serve.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:02 PM

14. I was going to say, the use of 'fuck' as a noun and adjective is always effective

 

I try to do that as often as possible.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:37 PM

19. Actually, it's really not.

People who have to curse to get a point across simply lose the message.

Takei knows better.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:45 PM

22. I disagree, but regardless, it wasn't Takei who dropped the f-bomb

 

it was some other guy

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:26 PM

28. I know; that is what I meant, sigh.

That he KNOWS BETTER.

Good lord.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:20 PM

27. Oh, sometimes it is. The ms means nothing to Trump but it feels good to spit.

By the way I'm very good with language and when the mood;s right I absolutely enjoy a good curse. They were invented for a reason...or, perhaps, unreason.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:47 PM

29. +1

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:17 PM

34. In most cases it is an obviously lack of vocabulary. Other cases just laziness or both.

If you are trying to convey a message at best you lose 90% of your audience and a majority of the remainder see your ignorance or are as lacking in vocabulary as you are.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:38 AM

47. You say that as if it's something more than just an opinion.

It's certainly not an actually factual. Millions of people who curse communicate their messages effectively to others. Considering the number of people who do curse, it seems pretty silly to imagine that they don't.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:53 AM

48. You should read some Chaucer. nt

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:01 AM

55. There are times that strong language from someone who rarely uses it is effective.

The worst Takei has resorted to in the pursuit of an effective message was calling the Arkansas school official who said gay teens should kill themselves a "douchebag", but still pretty intense for Takei. And he followed it up with a much more effective put down.



Lately the only phrase I've felt the need to embellish with cursing was "I'm sick and tired of being accused of being a troll or shill for having the audacity to express my opinion on a forum I've been a member of for eight years", but this tragedy leaves me speechless.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

52. That's what he said...

Only it was much more eloquent.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:47 PM

8. Can't top THIS one, though.

Netflix and Bill ‏@PimpBillClinton 1h1 hour ago

.@realDonaldTrump Want to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain? Here's how:
1.Take a deep breath.
2.Step away from the computer.
3. Go to your window
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Netflix and Bill ‏@PimpBillClinton 1h1 hour ago

.@realDonaldTrump
4. Take a good look around
5. Slide the window open
6. Jump wig first outta that motherfucker

https://twitter.com/PimpBillClinton/status/742047654801117185

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:58 PM

11. Love it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:57 PM

62. LOL

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:38 PM

3. I love George Takei

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:39 PM

4. ...

Trump

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:41 PM

5. Love George Takei

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Response to suffragette (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:40 PM

21. Takei is 100% class..

.. each and every time.

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Response to sendero (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:47 PM

24. Absolutely true!

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Response to Mosby (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:23 PM

57. It's called having a sense of humor.

nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:41 PM

6. He can't stand to have the spotlight off of him for even a second

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:35 PM

18. You mean

this isn't about chump?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:48 PM

9. NBC and CNN posted as well

It shows he is not fit to lead this country at all

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:02 PM

13. Discussed live on national tv a few min ago- that internet is reacting negativelly to trumps tweet

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:56 PM

10. I hate Trump as much as anyone, but to be fair, I don't think

this was a Trump motivated shooting.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:01 PM

12. No one's saying it is.

he's taking a victory lap for the reaction to the shooting. That's why he's getting slammed.

People angry and upset = "he was right," in his mind.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:19 PM

17. OK, I guess I haven't seen that in the news yet.

I'm still catching up on all of this.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

43. I think it's because the killer is a Muslim

So Trump is gloating his "I told you so" because he claimed Muslims hate us.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:14 PM

44. Yes, and his follow-up Tweets are all in that vein.

He's really in full-blown fear mongering mode today.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:03 PM

15. Oh but come now. This is Jihad.

When will liberals acknowledge the existence of radicals?



See????

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:04 PM

25. When will liberals acknowledge the existence of radicals?

Here's one . . .
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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:35 AM

51. Meanwhile...

...regressives and Republicans (same thing) are demanding that the President and the rest of us use their PC personally corrosive, poorly chosen, politically correctable "radical" word-salads (ala Palin)

Here is my not politically correct personal call-out to the regressive American tribe, "Screw the NRAterrorist enablers!"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:13 PM

16. Trump and his supporters are gloating so much it's sick

and we also have a lot of new DUers today with low post counts joining these threads.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:35 PM

37. When there is a,,

mass shooting,,, the NRA-GOP have a "early strike" unit of Trolls on standby to flood teh boards at a moments notice!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:39 PM

20. Clinton was empathetic and sorrowful. Trump was triumphant and aggressive.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/12/orlando-shooting-exposes-donald-trumps-biggest-weakness-his-lack-of-empathy/

The difference in tone is striking. Clinton was empathetic and sorrowful. Trump was triumphant and aggressive.

Trump’s tweet speaks to the single largest problem facing his presidential campaign: While he’s mastered the role of tough and unapologetic leader, he simply cannot seem to understand that at times a president needs to be an empathetic consoler in chief, too.

____

Trump’s tweet feels decidedly off in the context of the tragedy playing out in Orlando. That people are congratulating him about being right about the threat posed by the Islamic States feels like the sort of thing that could have certainly waited a few days — or forever — to publicize. Making a moment like this one about yourself — “I was right!” is the essence of Trump’s tweet — is a giant swing and miss when it comes to understanding what the broader nation requires of its leaders.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:50 PM

30. I don't think tRump has any empathy for disadvantaged people of any group. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:59 AM

54. I believe Elizabeth Warren was correct when she said

he "does not care about anyone but himself". Also he called her a racist, he clearly does not understand the meaning of the word. His ignorance is impressive.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #54)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:27 PM

58. It's not ignorance, he knows exactly what he's doing

But I agree that doesn't make it any less reprehensible.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:26 PM

41. We don't know if anyone really congratulated him.

He lies readily.

His meglomania requires it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:46 PM

23. Fuck. This. Guy.

 

I'm not thrilled with Hillary at all and wasn't committed to voting for her (I'm in California and my vote doesn't matter).

But, holy shit, did he want me to hate him with a passion of a thousand suns and get me to do everything in my power to oppose him?

Mission fucking accomplished.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:16 PM

26. His trumpeters won't understand.

They won't get what's wrong with it at all.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:51 PM

31. Considering who Trump's supporters are

Considering who Trump's supporters are not surprised.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #31)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:09 PM

39. yep.

Ugh.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:55 PM

32. Trump is loving this because in his warped mind he now thinks he has the LGBT vote locked up nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:06 PM

33. I don't tweet, but if I did

Donald: Delete your account.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:20 PM

35. people who farm hate for a living, of any stripe

probably do deserve congratulations of a sort.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:38 PM

38. Fuck the NRA

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:09 PM

40. Narcissistic sociopath thinks everything is all about him, has no concern for other people.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:21 PM

42. kick

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:29 AM

45. drumpf making political hay out of the Orlando massacre

Are we really surprised??

Yet another "new low"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:34 AM

46. if this happens again in October we're looking at 8 years of president Trump

this is a very sketchy situation we're in now

very sketchy

no amount of clever tweets or scolding news coverage will change it

ISIS can destroy this country completely with one or two well-timed attacks, and i think by now we all know it

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:59 AM

53. I agree

ISIS knows that if Trump is elected he can be played like a cheap fiddle, just like GWB was. They want these dumb shoot-from-hip types instead of clear-headed forward thinkers.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:00 AM

49. I really hope George Takei is invited to speak at our convention

 

He has become a voice for our times.

And, sadly, these times need a voice.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:27 AM

50. Love George Takei!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:49 AM

56. once again, george NAILED IT!!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:42 PM

59. Trump proves

 

time and time again that he is an idiot. A dangerous idiot.

GOP must be pulling their hair out with all of these amateurish mistakes he makes on a daily basis. Completely avoidable controversies that he just can't help put himself right in the middle of time and time again.

He's a joke, and his comments are an embarrassment and an insult to all of those who lost their lives and are grieving.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:43 PM

61. ...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:20 PM

63. I'm with George.

Trump will play us right into WWIII.

Did you hear gun stocks are going up, up, up. "Cause o' course Obama gonna TAKE yur gunz."

This country is fast becoming a sick, twisted, religio-right-wingnut shithole.

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