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Sensory deprivation floatation tank experience?

A friend is trying to talk me into doing this with him, and it SOUNDS beneficial but I have a strong feeling I'll hate it. Anyone tried this, and what did you think?
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:49 PM (9 replies)

Tony Schwartz (co-author of Art of the Deal) explains why reasoning with trumpsters doesn't work

I saw him on "The Beat" with Ari Melber today. What he's saying makes a lot of sense about why people continue to support trump despite clearly knowing full well that he's a lying crook:

"What Democrats and opponents of trump get wrong again and again is they try to argue the merits, to prove that the lie is a lie, instead of recognizing that what they need to appeal to is bias of the people who are supporting him. What they need to do is say 'we'll do a better job of getting those bad guys who are after you than donald trump is'. And to have them FEEL that. Because Trump is so aggrieved, so angry, that they can relate to him as 'one of them', because they're angry too. So reason actually becomes undermining to your argument."

I'm pretty sure a lot of people are going to think or say "fuck them", but the fact is, that isn't working. And none of us are interested in coddling them either, but what Schwartz is suggesting is a different approach. Appeal to what they want. Make them believe we can give it to them.

Posted by flibbitygiblets | Thu Apr 19, 2018, 10:14 PM (28 replies)

Ironically, if Cohen wasn't such a shitty lawyer, the Taint Team would have left Hannity out of this

According to legal expert on Nicole's show right now, that's their (Taint Team, I will never get tired of this phrase) job, to protect uninvolved clients. They would normally have gone through the client files and set aside anything unrelated to Cohen's alleged crimes.

By filing the motion, asking for exceptions to what gets reviewed/included in the investigaiton, Cohen inadvertently outed Hannity as his client.

Now, of course, we want to know why...
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:35 PM (3 replies)

Question: Does Cohen have any other clients besides tRump?

I get the impression that Cohen's like the consigliere in "the Godfather" movies, he's like family and doesn't have any other clients. If so, the likelihood is very high that today's FBI raid was really about tRump's crimes as much as Cohen's.

Except that Cohen's also the Deputy Finance Chair of the RNC; so it could also go in that direction. Thoughts?
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Apr 9, 2018, 07:16 PM (7 replies)
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