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Trump tells Harrisburg NRA audience PA's name will be changed if he loses (Original Post) BeyondGeography Feb 2024 OP
WTAF is he on about? bif Feb 2024 #1
It's probably because he can't spell 'Pennsylvania' Conjuay Feb 2024 #3
Missississsippippipi dweller Feb 2024 #13
There's always the song. Aristus Feb 2024 #17
In Bizarro world, the most cherished of attributes. B.See Feb 2024 #9
Yeah, he's getting dumber all the time PatSeg Feb 2024 #22
He's just baiting MAGAts, trying to grab headlines and attention bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #2
What are the going to change the name to? imanamerican63 Feb 2024 #4
Penis - sylvania Duncanpup Feb 2024 #5
Think you're right. Can't see them changing it to trans-sylvania limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #10
Oooooh MTG will like that! Blue Owl Feb 2024 #12
Penis State is really rising in the polls Johonny Feb 2024 #16
Definitely rising ahead of the competition NickB79 Feb 2024 #18
It's coming in first now Efilroft Sul Feb 2024 #19
I wouldn't dare to listen what he had to say bdamomma Feb 2024 #6
They'll change it to.,, TxGuitar Feb 2024 #7
He tells them stuff like that because he knows they'll believe him B.See Feb 2024 #8
Trump will change the name to Trumpsylvania. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #11
Allow me to venture the Trump-White Supremacist Translation Prairie Gates Feb 2024 #14
Reality, its not that easy to change state names Johonny Feb 2024 #15
"If you don't fight like hell, you won't have a Pennsylvania anymore!" Midnight Writer Feb 2024 #20
It will be called Intercourse State dalton99a Feb 2024 #21

PatSeg

(49,044 posts)
22. Yeah, he's getting dumber all the time
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 03:59 PM
Feb 2024

More and more, he says crap that makes no sense whatsoever. Things just pop in his head and leak out his fish mouth.

bucolic_frolic

(44,561 posts)
2. He's just baiting MAGAts, trying to grab headlines and attention
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 09:23 AM
Feb 2024

Now all the MAGAts will be wondering for weeks what they're going to change PA's name to. Likely there is no punch line, it's just to pull them in to his demented narrative.

bdamomma

(64,409 posts)
6. I wouldn't dare to listen what he had to say
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 09:37 AM
Feb 2024

fucking weirdo. Dictator for a day???? Yea sure. I wish they would round up all these despots (you know who are they are) and just send them off somewhere. The world would be a better off without them. Randi Rhodes says "Strong and Wrong" or would it be "Weak and Wrong".

B.See

(1,980 posts)
8. He tells them stuff like that because he knows they'll believe him
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 09:54 AM
Feb 2024

When your devotees consist mainly of delusional psychopaths hell bent on the same retribution As YOu are they'll believe anything.

Literally ANYTHING.

Prairie Gates

(1,418 posts)
14. Allow me to venture the Trump-White Supremacist Translation
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 10:52 AM
Feb 2024

Pennsylvania is named after William Penn. Somewhere in the right wing white supremacist infosphere, some idiot has speculated that if the libs are allowed to continue on the path they set when they renamed all the military bases named after Confederate generals, they will no doubt apply the same logic to any "white settler colonialist" (a lefty term that the right is using to some advantage). Therefore, they will remove the name of Pennsylvania because it celebrates a white settler colonialist (par excellence, really). If this comes from the deep cut right wing infosphere, they will also invoke the Latin term for forest (or woods), sylvania, since these dipshits also have a (completely ahistorical) fetish for classical antiquity, and especially Rome. So, "Penn's Woods," which has the double conservative value of being both a colonialist term (Anglo-Christian Penn seized these lands by force and "settled" them), and using the Latin term for woods, must be defended from renaming.

Long story short, somewhere in the demented right wing brain, the left is "coming for" Pennsylvania the way it did for Fort Bragg.

Now, all of this will be extremely vague in Trump's mind, since he barely gives a shit about any of that, but recognizes it as a way to rile up the suckers. He has a vague sense that the "renaming" thing plays to his advantage, so he is constantly referencing the military base/Confederate general thing. Somebody probably mentioned the Pennsylvania nuttery, which plays the same argument, so he went with it. His only understanding of the whole matter (which he does agree with) is that the (not-real-American) people of color and their white socialist enablers are trying to steal America's (white racist) heritage, which is the ony thing other than himself that he actually has any commitment to.

Johonny

(21,355 posts)
15. Reality, its not that easy to change state names
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 11:14 AM
Feb 2024

And "they" can't do it. It has been done and there is a process and Trump fucking in no way knows what it is.

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