• The Atlantic

    From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to All on Saturday, September 05, 2020 10:36:25
    Until yesterday, I never heard of The Atlantic. Is it some kind of scandal tabloid like The National Enquirer?

    They're spreading a rumor (I read their stupid article) that Trump made derogatory comments about deceased and disabled military members.

    I noticed they said "4 people said..."

    They're trying to make it sound like "not only 1, but 4 people said..." but they don't say who those 4 people are. Trump aides perhaps? Let's see if Trump fires 4 aides within the next few days. I don't think it's going to happen.

    Joe Biden made a poor decision by seizing on the opportunity to condemn the alleged Trump comments. How can he expect to become president when he's condemning fiction? It's like saying "I condemn Freddy Kruger's merciless dream killing."

    I'll believe that Trump made those comments when I hear them. Where's the audio/video?

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Aaron Thomas on Saturday, September 05, 2020 11:37:00
    Until yesterday, I never heard of The Atlantic. Is it some kind of scandal tabloid like The National Enquirer?

    It's been there is the mid 1800's. In 2016 it was named "Magazine of the Year" by the American Society of Magazine Editors. It is known for it's literary pieces. It is not a political rag.

    They're spreading a rumor (I read their stupid article) that Trump made derogatory comments about deceased and disabled military members.

    It's not a rumour and it's not new. Trump talked this way of John McCain and other veterans in the past.

    I noticed they said "4 people said..."

    Yes, at this point the story has been backed up.

    They're trying to make it sound like "not only 1, but 4 people said..." but
    they don't say who those 4 people are. Trump aides perhaps? Let's see if Trump
    fires 4 aides within the next few days. I don't think it's going to happen.

    Yes, they did say who they were.

    Joe Biden made a poor decision by seizing on the opportunity to condemn the alleged Trump comments. How can he expect to become president when he's condemning fiction? It's like saying "I condemn Freddy Kruger's merciless dream killing."

    Joe Biden did/said what he had to say. There was no other choice.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Alan Ianson on Saturday, September 05, 2020 16:00:14
    It's not a rumour and it's not new. Trump talked this way of John McCain an other veterans in the past.

    I know what he said about John McCain, but that doesn't give The Atlantic any credibility about "four people said..."

    Yes, they did say who they were.

    I read their lousy article pretty thoroughly; all I could find was "four people said..."

    Joe Biden did/said what he had to say. There was no other choice.

    I don't like Whoopie Goldberg, but if someone told me "she was talking trash about white people," I'd have to see proof before I join the anti-Whoopie coalition.

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Aaron Thomas on Saturday, September 05, 2020 15:33:20
    I read their lousy article pretty thoroughly; all I could find was "four people said..."

    It is a well written article and it has been backed up since.

    Have you seen today's shitstorm on twitter?

    He repeats the some old tired lies again and again, day after day. Is there any
    truth in the man at all?

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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Sunday, September 06, 2020 01:59:10
    On 09-05-20 10:36, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to All about The Atlantic <=-


    I'll believe that Trump made those comments when I hear them. Where's
    the audio/video?

    Some of it is on audio/video. E.g. the way he denigrated Senator McCain
    for being captured as a POW. The way he treated the gold star man,
    Kahn. Some of the other statements had already been published. It is
    the way that they hit when put all together that is telling about his
    attitude.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Sunday, September 06, 2020 13:00:52
    Some of it is on audio/video. E.g. the way he denigrated Senator McCain for being captured as a POW. The way he treated the gold star man,
    Kahn. Some of the other statements had already been published. It is

    I'm talking about the alleged 2018 comments, which very mysteriously have been alleged in 2020, 2 months before re-election. Why didn't these liars make their allegations 2 years ago?

    Senator McCain was an obstructionist with a chip on his shoulder. He was jealous of Trump, just like Mitt Romney; 2 immature douche bags who can't get over themselves, not even to help their party achieve their goals.

    Kazir Kahn, well, Trump messed up on that one - I'll give you that.

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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30.1 to Aaron Thomas on Sunday, September 06, 2020 20:01:39
    Hello, Aaron Thomas.
    On 9/5/20 10:36 AM you wrote:

    Until yesterday, I never heard of The Atlantic. Is it some kind of scandal tabloid like The National Enquirer?

    I mean. It's one of the most well known literary, political science and lifestyle magazines in the United States, so yeah, I wouldn't expect you to know of it. (it's been around for over 150 years)

    They're spreading a rumor (I read their stupid article) that Trump
    made derogatory comments about deceased and disabled military
    members. I noticed they said "4 people said..." They're trying to
    make it sound like "not only 1, but 4 people said..." but they
    don't say who those 4 people are. Trump aides perhaps? Let's see
    if Trump fires 4 aides within the next few days. I don't think
    it's going to happen.
    Since the Atlantic broke the story, it's now been independently confirmed by The Associated Press, and Fox News, among other news organizations...
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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Monday, September 07, 2020 00:20:00
    On 09-06-20 13:00, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: The Atlantic <=-


    Some of it is on audio/video. E.g. the way he denigrated Senator McCain for being captured as a POW. The way he treated the gold star man,
    Kahn. Some of the other statements had already been published. It is

    I'm talking about the alleged 2018 comments, which very mysteriously
    have been alleged in 2020, 2 months before re-election. Why didn't
    these liars make their allegations 2 years ago?

    2018, etc. Shows a consistent pattern of behavior.

    Senator McCain was an obstructionist with a chip on his shoulder. He
    was jealous of Trump, just like Mitt Romney; 2 immature douche bags
    who can't get over themselves, not even to help their party achieve
    their goals.

    Actually McCain and Romney were the only two Repubicans who did not
    abandon their party in favor of Trumpism. Just compare what many other
    leaders had to say about Trump before he got nominated versus what they
    then said later. In my mind, that shows a lack of moral fiber in them.

    Dale Shipp
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Mike Miller on Monday, September 07, 2020 01:48:29
    I mean. It's one of the most well known literary, political science and lifestyle magazines in the United States, so yeah, I wouldn't expect you to know of it. (it's been around for over 150 years)

    Talking to me like I'm stupid, just because I'm a Republican, is not a favor that I return to liberals. I take it that you and I get off on entirely different types of magazines - opposite kind probably!

    Since the Atlantic broke the story, it's now been independently confirmed b The Associated Press, and Fox News, among other news organizations...

    "It's now been independently confirmed." You're too much. Nobody "confirmed" anything until we have proof. You can have 1000 people "confirm" something but it still means nothing without physical evidence.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Monday, September 07, 2020 02:02:42
    Actually McCain and Romney were the only two Repubicans who did not
    abandon their party in favor of Trumpism. Just compare what many other

    What do you mean by "abandon their party?" The reason for Trump's success (success through the eyes of the conservative) is his devotion to conservative causes.

    You think it's a coincidence that both of those men lost the presidential election and both are critical of Trump, while all the other Republicans
    love the crap out of him?

    Trump can cheat on his wife, talk derogatory about sharia law, talk
    derogatory about John McCain, and he can even keep his tax returns private, but we don't care about that crap. All we care about is his policies and
    we've seen him work pretty diligently towards attaining some of them.

    So you and Anderson need to do better than "four people said Trump said..."
    and "Trump cheated on his wife with Stormy Daniels"
    and "Trump only got us 1/2 of a wall and Mexico didn't pay.."

    That's a bunch of crap that we honestly don't give a crap about. He's still our man for 2020. There's no Republican who we can look up to as much as we look up to Trump. Paul Ryan? Forget it! He's that screwdriver that never comes out of the toolbox. Ted Cruz? Ok, we like Ted, but he's obviously not strong enough to fill Trump's shoes.

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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30.1 to Aaron Thomas on Monday, September 07, 2020 09:06:29
    Hello, Aaron Thomas.
    On 9/7/20 1:48 AM you wrote:

    Since the Atlantic broke the story, it's now been independently
    confirmed b The Associated Press, and Fox News, among other news
    organizations...
    "It's now been independently confirmed." You're too much. Nobody "confirmed" anything until we have proof. You can have 1000
    people "confirm" something but it still means nothing without
    physical evidence.

    I'm not sure how you get "physical evidence" about something someone said.

    The best you can do is have multiple witnesses confirm that what was said. And now even Fox News has done that.

    --
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Mike Miller on Monday, September 07, 2020 23:28:38
    I'm not sure how you get "physical evidence" about something someone said.

    Tape recorders, video tape, cellphones, people who work in the media have heard of these terms.

    The best you can do is have multiple witnesses confirm that what was said. now even Fox News has done that.

    Fox News can kiss it too if they don't have some type of recording.

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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30.1 to Aaron Thomas on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 00:32:01
    Hello, Aaron Thomas.
    On 9/7/20 11:28 PM you wrote:

    I'm not sure how you get "physical evidence" about something
    someone said.
    Tape recorders, video tape, cellphones, people who work in the
    media have heard of these terms.
    The best you can do is have multiple witnesses confirm that what
    was said. now even Fox News has done that.
    Fox News can kiss it too if they don't have some type of
    recording.
    You'll take Trumps word on things, when he offers no evidence or proof, yet you
    demand it from others.

    Hypocrisy at its finest
    --
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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 01:33:00
    On 09-07-20 02:02, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: The Atlantic <=-


    Actually McCain and Romney were the only two Repubicans who did not abandon their party in favor of Trumpism. Just compare what many other

    What do you mean by "abandon their party?" The reason for Trump's
    success (success through the eyes of the conservative) is his devotion
    to conservative causes.

    The only thing that Trump is devoted to is his own ego and his own
    pocket book.

    You think it's a coincidence that both of those men lost the
    presidential election and both are critical of Trump, while all the
    other Republicans love the crap out of him?

    Those two men had integrity.

    Trump can cheat on his wife, talk derogatory about sharia law, talk derogatory about John McCain, and he can even keep his tax returns private, but we don't care about that crap. All we care about is his policies and we've seen him work pretty diligently towards attaining
    some of them.

    And you just explained that Trump is devoid of any moral compass.

    and "Trump only got us 1/2 of a wall and Mexico didn't pay.."

    Actually, Trump came no where near to 1/2 of the wall he promised. He
    did rebuild a moderate amount of existing wall, but only built a few
    miles of new walls. Of course Mexico didn't pay -- and Trump knew that
    they never would. That was just one of his campaign bluster promises.

    That's a bunch of crap that we honestly don't give a crap about. He's still our man for 2020. There's no Republican who we can look up to as much as we look up to Trump.

    Too bad. Consider what so many current prominent Republicans said about
    him before he won the nomination versus what they say now. The word
    hypocrisy comes to mind.

    Dale Shipp
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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 01:41:02
    On 09-07-20 02:02, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: The Atlantic <=-

    Actually McCain and Romney were the only two Repubicans who did not abandon their party in favor of Trumpism. Just compare what many other

    As I have said there are many other Republicans who have abandoned
    Trumpism because of his betrayal of American values. Here is one oped
    by a Republican Strategist.

    Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the
    Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist
    who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's
    2008 bid for the White House, and is now a regular political contributor
    to MSNBC.

    On Saturday, Schmidt wrote a stinging rebuke of the president on his
    Twitter feed over 11 posts. MaxNewsToday has decided to put together the
    tweets and reprint them as one op-ed as a public service to the nation.

    I find it necessary to reach for the language and colorful
    colloquialisms of my native land, New Jersey, in order to express my
    feelings about todayís event in Bedmimster.


    It was a fucking travesty. Truly. An utter fucking disgrace. The
    President of the United States of America stood behind the seal of his
    office, framed by American flags and his private clubís membership,
    slurring and raving about his victimization. His titanic self-pity was
    only exceeded by his dishonesty and uncontrolled lying.


    His lying was only subordinate to his staggering idiocy, ignorance,
    ineptitude and incompetence. The incompetence, even after all this time,
    shocks the conscience. 162,000 Americans are dead, and the economy is shattered. So many more will die.


    The evictions, foreclosures and small business closings are just
    beginning. We are in the early hours of one of the greatest tragedies in
    our country's history. None of it had to be, but it has happened because
    Donald Trump is President. His malice, stupidity, ego and insecurity are
    a lethal combination.


    He has wrecked this country in less than four years. He has induced a
    national nosedive, a decline that is precipitous, dangerous and
    humiliating. The world is more dangerous. American soldiers are hunted
    like animals by Taliban killers who are paid bounties by Russian
    killers, and Trump does nothing but kowtow to Putin and advance his
    agenda.


    Trump has divided the country and pitted Americans against each other.
    He has loosed violence against peacefully assembled U.S. citizens and
    deployed militarized paramilitary forces to escalate tensions in
    American cities in the name of law and order, when the real purpose and
    mission is to stoke the embers of chaos and create fear.


    Fear, built on a mountain of lies, is the autocrats sword and shield.
    Trump stokes fear to abuse his power and press forward with his assaults
    on the rule of law, our essential institutions and our national comity,
    all in the name of his corruption, aggrandizement and cult of
    personality.


    It is a despicable hour in the life of this country. This will be ended
    because it must end. We will lose the country if Trump isnít repudiated.
    Make no mistake about the intentions of a president who is openly
    undermining the 231-year-old tradition of American elections. He is
    undermining the legitimacy of the coming election with no regard for the consequences to liberal democracy here and around the world.


    Fascism didnít rise in the thirties because it was strong. It rose
    because democracy was weak. American democracy is weak, decayed and led
    by an illiberal man who, if he could, would cancel the election, lock up
    his political opponents, enrich his friends and remain in power for
    life.


    Trump is the greatest failure in American history. No American has
    failed historyís test in a more spectacular fashion. His stoking of
    racial tensions and a cold civil war in our land will live in infamy.


    His disgrace will be eternal.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Mike Miller on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 10:40:28
    You'll take Trumps word on things, when he offers no evidence or proof, yet you demand it from others.

    I'll give the president the benefit of the doubt. Now even your pal John Bolton is claiming that the president didn't say those things, and that the trip was cancelled due to weather. And John Bolton hates Trump.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 10:52:17
    The only thing that Trump is devoted to is his own ego and his own
    pocket book.

    If you're looking for a candidate who can "cure cancer" or who likes to say "You're fired" to Ukrainian prosecutors, look no further than Joe Biden.

    Those two men had integrity.

    Just because they oppose Trump? What else have they done for you?

    Too bad. Consider what so many current prominent Republicans said about him before he won the nomination versus what they say now. The word hypocrisy comes to mind.

    Like who? Some state senator for Michigan? A former republican governor from Iowa? You're good at writing some headlines here, but where's the story?

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 11:12:56
    Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the

    Steve Schmidt is entitled to his opinion, as is everyone else, but I'd like to get a list of Republican members of Congress or the Senate who oppose Trump policy. I think Mitt Romney will be the only person on a list like that, and he's going to have a difficult time explaining his behavior to residents in his district.

    slurring and raving about his victimization. His titanic self-pity was
    only exceeded by his dishonesty and uncontrolled lying.

    Trump is totally a victim, but he's a victim who's gonna retaliate.

    He has wrecked this country in less than four years. He has induced a national nosedive, a decline that is precipitous, dangerous and humiliating. The world is more dangerous. American soldiers are hunted like animals by Taliban killers who are paid bounties by Russian
    killers, and Trump does nothing but kowtow to Putin and advance his
    agenda.

    I'm willing to talk about Trump failures with you or with Steve Schmidt, but I don't care to talk about baseless opinions.

    There's evidence that Trump wants the USA to have peace with Russia, and that he's willing to reduce sanctions as a bargaining tool, but there's no evidence that Trump is not doing anything to resolve an alleged issue involving Russians killing Americans. The Commander in Chief isn't the guy who flies to Russia to investigate, he doesn't go to the military bases and pull files from libraries, he doesn't sniff the Russians to see if they smell like American blood - it's not his job. The Commander In Chief position sounds important, but we haven't had a military president in office since George W, and not even George W was any sort of military investigation expert. So what you want
    from Trump in this matter is something you ain't gonna get from Biden
    either. You need to probably ask the NSA, but good luck with those guys, because all they wanna do is undo the 2016 election.

    failed history*s test in a more spectacular fashion. His stoking of
    racial tensions and a cold civil war in our land will live in infamy.

    The media (even Fox News) stokes racial tensions. Trump eases racial tensions. People who love to be angry, well, they hate that.

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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 23:29:00
    On 09-08-20 10:52, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: Republicans vs Trump <=-

    Too bad. Consider what so many current prominent Republicans said about him before he won the nomination versus what they say now. The word hypocrisy comes to mind.

    Like who? Some state senator for Michigan? A former republican
    governor from Iowa? You're good at writing some headlines here, but where's the story?

    A few examples are Linsey Graham and many other sitting Republican
    Senators, both Republican former Presidents, a basket full of governors
    and former governors.

    More complete list can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_who_opposed_the_2016_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign

    And if you want a listing of prominent Republicans who do not support
    Trump in 2020, then look at: https://www.nytimes.com/article/republicans-voting-for-biden-not-trump.html


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 00:40:22
    A few examples are Linsey Graham and many other sitting Republican Senators, both Republican former Presidents, a basket full of governors
    and former governors.

    I'm confused, because Lindsey Graham is a huge Trump supporter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_who_opposed_th _2016_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign

    I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, but unfortunately that link didn't work.

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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Thursday, September 10, 2020 00:42:00
    On 09-09-20 00:40, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: Republicans vs Trump <=-


    A few examples are Linsey Graham and many other sitting Republican Senators, both Republican former Presidents, a basket full of governors and former governors.

    I'm confused, because Lindsey Graham is a huge Trump supporter.

    Some of the "Republicans" who now support his every whim spoke out
    strongly against him before he was nominated. To me, that illustrates a
    lack of moral compass and/or hypocrisy.

    Here is a video that shows how Graham felt about Trump before:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Xpwyd4aMM&ab_channel=RepublicanVotersAgainstTrump

    I'll grant you that this is clips taken from previous recordings, but
    one cannot deny that it is Linsey Graham talking about Trump and Biden.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_who_opposed_th _2016_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign

    I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, but unfortunately that link didn't work.

    Perhaps something got messed up on the word wrap. Here is a tinyurl you
    can use:

    https://tinyurl.com/Trumper3

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Thursday, September 10, 2020 02:01:25
    Here is a video that shows how Graham felt about Trump before:

    I wanted Ted Cruz to win, but when it came between Trump & Clinton, I whole heartedly voted for Trump, and I'm sure Lindsey Graham did as well.

    Obama was originally against Hillary, remember that? Then all of a sudden he found a job for her cleaning the bathrooms at the oval office.

    https://tinyurl.com/Trumper3

    I still appreciate you, but Wikipedia is fake news. Look at the 2nd name on the list: George W Bush. George W Bush said reports of him not supporting Trump's 2020 campaign are "completely made up."

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/501702-report-that-bush-wont-support-tru mp-reelection-completely-made-up-spokesman

    So that kinda kills the buzz that we get when we started reading that list. If the 2nd line is lies, then why read the rest?

    NY Times will report anything Democrats want to hear.

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to Aaron Thomas on Thursday, September 10, 2020 19:28:08
    Hello Aaron,

    I still appreciate you, but Wikipedia is fake news. Look at the 2nd name on
    the list: George W Bush. George W Bush said reports of him not supporting Trump's 2020 campaign are "completely made up."

    George P. Bush has never been POTUS. As such, his endorsement
    of Trump is meaningless. Jeb Bush, who is George P. Bush's father,
    says he has not decided who will vote for. Probably so as not to
    offend his son, George P.

    George W. Bush, who actually did serve as POTUS, has not endorsed
    Trump. And has absolutely no plans to do so at any time in the future. Especially since he has publicly stated he will not vote for Trump.

    That should be enough to put to an end your little fantasy.

    --Lee

    --
    The people! Unite! Will never be defeated!

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Lee Lofaso on Friday, September 11, 2020 00:17:53
    George W. Bush, who actually did serve as POTUS, has not endorsed

    This depends on where you get your news from. George W probably isn't doing a fundraiser for Trump, but he did say that reports of him not supporting Trump's 2020 campagin were completely made up." I put a link to that story a few messages back.

    That should be enough to put to an end your little fantasy.

    I can't stop fantasizing about George W Bush voting for Trump. Nothing gets me off more than that.

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  • From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Aaron Thomas on Friday, September 11, 2020 01:06:00
    On 09-10-20 02:01, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: Republicans vs Trump <=-


    Here is a video that shows how Graham felt about Trump before:

    I wanted Ted Cruz to win, but when it came between Trump & Clinton, I whole heartedly voted for Trump, and I'm sure Lindsey Graham did as
    well.
    Obama was originally against Hillary, remember that? Then all of a
    sudden he found a job for her cleaning the bathrooms at the oval
    office.

    I see that you are refusing to comment on how much Graham flipped and
    abandoned his stated opinions in order to support the party nominee.

    Clinton and Obama were opponents on the campaign trail. And the job
    that she got was three heartbeats away from being president -- hardly
    "cleaning the bathrooms". It was and still is the most important
    cabinet post.

    https://tinyurl.com/Trumper3

    I still appreciate you, but Wikipedia is fake news. Look at the 2nd
    name on the list: George W Bush. George W Bush said reports of him not supporting Trump's 2020 campaign are "completely made up."

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/501702-report-that-bush-wont-supp ort-tru mp-reelection-completely-made-up-spokesman

    So that kinda kills the buzz that we get when we started reading that list. If the 2nd line is lies, then why read the rest?

    Are you that incabable of looking at all the evidence before closing
    your mind?

    Dale Shipp
    fido_261_1466 (at) verizon (dot) net
    (1:261/1466)


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Dale Shipp on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:52:54
    I see that you are refusing to comment on how much Graham flipped and abandoned his stated opinions in order to support the party nominee.

    Graham was trying to elect someone else at the time. Everyone flips once their choice is defeated in primaries. Maybe Lindsey Graham still thinks Trump is "a demagogue," but it doesn't behoove him to support Biden.

    Kamala Harris was just attacking Biden in the primary, and now she's his running mate. Did she flip and abandon her opinions too? It's just a phase that these people are forced to go through. I can't hate Lindsey Graham for not wanting Trump in 2016, and I can't hate Bernie Sanders for holding Hillary's hand after losing to her in the primary.

    Are you that incabable of looking at all the evidence before closing
    your mind?

    Ok, I read the whole list. The whole entire Bush family was against Trump in 2016, but that's because Jeb Bush was running against Trump. All these people started panicking when they realized how popular Trump was becoming.

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  • From TIM RICHARDSON@1:123/140 to AARON THOMAS on Friday, September 11, 2020 21:28:00
    On 09-06-20, DALE SHIPP said to AARON THOMAS:

    On 09-05-20 10:36, Aaron Thomas <=-
    spoke to All about The Atlantic <=-


    I'll believe that Trump made those comments when I hear them. Where's
    the audio/video?


    Some of it is on audio/video. E.g. the way he denigrated Senator McCain DS>for being captured as a POW.


    Lets do a little fact check here;


    McCain was a screwup who wouldn't have even gotten past his first mishap had
    it not been for the fact he was an admiral's relative!


    His first fuck-up involved slamming an AD-6 Skyraider into Corpus Christi bay due to his neglegence. He `claimed'; "The engine quit while I was practicing landings". (His words)


    The Naval investigation board that looked into the `accident' found no
    evidence of `engine failure'!


    Their finding: He was using a power setting too low to maintain level flight
    in a turn.


    In 1961 he was a pilot aboard the aircraft Carrier `Intrepid' off Spain when
    he `clowned around' with a Skyraider over Spain and flew into some electrical wires, causing a blackout


    Another time, in 1965, he crashed a T-2 trainer jet in Virginia.


    He had a jet destroyed on the dack of an Aircraft Carrier in 1967 in Vietnam, and three months after that was shot down over Hanoi!


    The first `incident was a wake-up call.....the second was a two-engine fire alarm blasting loudly for this jerk to be yanked off the flight roster and re-assigned to a post far away from aircraft.


    Any ordinary Navy pilot would have probably been sidelined after the second incident (if not the very first).


    Being both the son AND grandson of Navy admirals probably had a lot to do with him continuing to fly in the Navy. He shouldn't have been flying at all when
    he was shot down.


    Tagline;


    Street sign near leftie/BLM riot-protest: "Don't Brake for
    communist/leftists!"










    The way he treated the gold star man,
    Kahn. Some of the other statements had already been published. It is DS>the way that they hit when put all together that is telling about his DS>attitude.

    Dale Shipp
    fido_261_1466 (at) verizon (dot) net
    (1:261/1466)


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  • From TIM RICHARDSON@1:123/140 to AARON THOMAS on Friday, September 11, 2020 20:48:00
    On 09-07-20, AARON THOMAS said to MIKE MILLER:

    I mean. It's one of the most well known literary, political science and lifestyle magazines in the United States, so yeah, I wouldn't expect you
    to MM> know of it. (it's been around for over 150 years)

    Talking to me like I'm stupid, just because I'm a Republican, is not a AT>favor that I return to liberals. I take it that you and I get off on AT>entirely different types of magazines - opposite kind probably!


    Since the Atlantic broke the story, it's now been independently confirmed
    b MM> The Associated Press, and Fox News, among other news organizations...


    "It's now been independently confirmed." You're too much. Nobody AT>"confirmed" anything until we have proof. You can have 1000 people AT>"confirm" something but it still means nothing without physical evidence.


    To a leftie democrat just the claim alone is proof enough. Damn the facts! The `claim' is the thing!


    Tagline;


    "Put Trump's photo on the score board with the announcement:
    Please stand for the National Anthem, or kneel to your president!"


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  • From TIM RICHARDSON@1:123/140 to AARON THOMAS on Friday, September 11, 2020 20:58:00
    On 09-08-20, MIKE MILLER said to AARON THOMAS:

    Hello, Aaron Thomas.
    On 9/7/20 11:28 PM you wrote:

    I'm not sure how you get "physical evidence" about something
    someone said.
    Tape recorders, video tape, cellphones, people who work in the
    media have heard of these terms.
    The best you can do is have multiple witnesses confirm that what
    was said. now even Fox News has done that.


    Fox News can kiss it too if they don't have some type of
    recording.


    You'll take Trumps word on things, when he offers no evidence or proof, MM>yet you demand it from others.


    Yet they take some wild story as `fact' when they offered no better `evidence' or `proof' than ``annonymus sources''!


    Hypocrisy at its finest


    Indeed!


    Tagline;


    "The left is `pro-choice'; except for when the choice is:

    Healthcare

    Education

    Firearms!"






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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Tim Richardson on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:22:14
    I think this message was intended for Dale, but I'll reply to it too:

    McCain was a screwup who wouldn't have even gotten past his first mishap ha it not been for the fact he was an admiral's relative!

    McCain sucked as a presidential candidate. His campaign was weak. His running mate was irelevant to voters. Nobody really gives a crap about an Alaskan governor. The only good thing about McCain was that he was a Republican, but obviously a pushover type - one that we don't really need.

    I think McCain must have been a pretty good father, because Megan McCain is such a nice lady. Also, I'll say that his heart probably was in the right place when he joined the military, but the military should have kept him on the ground.

    Would he have been better than Obama? I'll say probably. He wouldn't have turned into such a liberal activist if it weren't for his animosity towards Trump.

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to Aaron Thomas on Saturday, September 12, 2020 19:20:10
    Hello Aaron,

    George W. Bush, who actually did serve as POTUS, has not endorsed

    This depends on where you get your news from. George W probably isn't doing
    a fundraiser for Trump, but he did say that reports of him not supporting Trump's 2020 campagin were completely made up." I put a link to that story
    a few messages back.

    Nothing in there saying or suggesting GWB endorsed or would endorse,
    Trump for a second term. Or even to vote for him. That is how much he
    dislikes Trump.

    That should be enough to put to an end your little fantasy.

    I can't stop fantasizing about George W Bush voting for Trump. Nothing gets
    me off more than that.

    Not gonna happen. GWB has publicly stated he will not vote for Trump.

    --Lee

    --
    Make Sure Your Next Erection Is In Safe Hands

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Tim Richardson on Saturday, September 12, 2020 23:18:10
    To a leftie democrat just the claim alone is proof enough. Damn the facts! `claim' is the thing!

    Democrats are all about claims and double-standards.

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:229/426 to Lee Lofaso on Sunday, September 13, 2020 00:03:19
    Not gonna happen. GWB has publicly stated he will not vote for Trump.

    The story published by The Hill says otherwise. What do you think Bush means when he says "The reports of me not supporting Trump are completely made-up?"

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Ron Lauzon@1:275/89 to Aaron Thomas on Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:49:00
    Aaron Thomas wrote to Tim Richardson <=-

    To a leftie democrat just the claim alone is proof enough. Damn the facts! `claim' is the thing!

    Democrats are all about claims and double-standards.

    I always equate them to bad managers. "An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance."


    ... 74% of all statistics are made up on the spot
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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to Aaron Thomas on Sunday, September 13, 2020 23:54:28
    Hello Aaron,

    Not gonna happen. GWB has publicly stated he will not vote for Trump.

    The story published by The Hill says otherwise.

    The story said nothing of the sort.

    What do you think Bush means when he says "The reports of me not supporting
    Trump are completely made-up?"

    Exactly the same thing as if Barack Obama had said it.

    When a president acts in an appropriate manner everyone should
    be supportive. When a president does not act in an appropriate manner
    everyone should condemn the SOB.

    --Lee

    --
    No justice! No peace!

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  • From TIM RICHARDSON@1:123/140 to AARON THOMAS on Friday, September 25, 2020 22:40:00
    On 09-12-20, AARON THOMAS said to TIM RICHARDSON:

    I think this message was intended for Dale, but I'll reply to it too:


    McCain was a screwup who wouldn't have even gotten past his first mishap had it not been for the fact he was an admiral's relative!


    McCain sucked as a presidential candidate. His campaign was weak. His AT>running mate was irelevant to voters. Nobody really gives a crap about an AT>Alaskan governor. The only good thing about McCain was that he was a AT>Republican, but obviously a pushover type - one that we don't really need.


    I think McCain must have been a pretty good father, because Megan McCain AT>is such a nice lady. Also, I'll say that his heart probably was in the AT>right place when he joined the military, but the military should have kept AT>him on the ground.


    Would he have been better than Obama? I'll say probably. He wouldn't have AT>turned into such a liberal activist if it weren't for his animosity AT>towards Trump.


    McCain was a RINO who thought he knew it all.


    Tagline;


    "Therapist: And what do we do when we're feeling sad?

    Me: I'd Watch a murder documentary and then plan out how
    I'd have done it without getting caught.

    Therapist: NO!"


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  • From TIM RICHARDSON@1:123/140 to AARON THOMAS on Thursday, September 17, 2020 20:07:00
    On 09-12-20, AARON THOMAS said to TIM RICHARDSON:

    To a leftie democrat just the claim alone is proof enough. Damn the
    facts! TR> `claim' is the thing!


    Democrats are all about claims and double-standards.



    Tagline;


    Socialists:


    "The actors guild would be a good place to try Socialism; an actor making $20,000,000 a year could redistribute their wealth to give hundreds of struggling actors a living wage!"

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