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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:51 PM

Play-Doh?


Fucking Play-Doh?

What the ever-living.... I mean, holy....

Play-Doh?

That's the... Good golly, Play-Doh?

Get outta here. I refuse to believe this.

I thought, well that's kind of a dumb photoshop. Nobody would ever... And then...

Play-Doh? What on earth?

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Reply Play-Doh? (Original post)
jberryhill Aug 2016 OP
nolabear Aug 2016 #1
OhioBlue Aug 2016 #3
jberryhill Aug 2016 #8
thesquanderer Aug 2016 #36
jberryhill Aug 2016 #7
RapSoDee Aug 2016 #38
MADem Aug 2016 #2
jberryhill Aug 2016 #10
MADem Aug 2016 #11
jberryhill Aug 2016 #13
MADem Aug 2016 #14
jberryhill Aug 2016 #15
OhioBlue Aug 2016 #17
jberryhill Aug 2016 #18
Kablooie Aug 2016 #25
jberryhill Aug 2016 #12
Hortensis Aug 2016 #34
True Dough Aug 2016 #4
mjjoe Aug 2016 #5
Beartracks Aug 2016 #16
thesquanderer Aug 2016 #35
Avalux Aug 2016 #6
jberryhill Aug 2016 #9
Blue Idaho Aug 2016 #19
jberryhill Aug 2016 #20
Blue Idaho Aug 2016 #23
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #31
Cresent City Kid Aug 2016 #21
DemonGoddess Aug 2016 #22
jberryhill Aug 2016 #30
Kablooie Aug 2016 #24
thelordofhell Aug 2016 #26
yeoman6987 Aug 2016 #27
jberryhill Aug 2016 #28
TexasTowelie Aug 2016 #29
MFM008 Aug 2016 #32
BlueMTexpat Aug 2016 #33
thesquanderer Aug 2016 #37
onehandle Aug 2016 #39
joshcryer Aug 2016 #40

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:57 PM

1. I'm not surprised it was donated but I'm surprised it got on the truck.

People will tell themselves all kinds of things. "Oh, those poor kids. Let's give them something that will keep them occupied." I can't even blame Trump, though it's funny. But who put that on a truck? Oh well; I think intentions were good.

And yeah, it's strange.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:02 AM

3. wait.... so... he really DID hand out play-doh?

I thought it was photo-shopped and he was handing out Capri-Sun?

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:27 AM

8. So did I. Until I read the AP photo caption


You don't even need the picture, the AP photo caption bowled me over.

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 07:32 AM

36. photo for context, looks like it was both

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:26 AM

7. It was like a leftover toys for tots truck


From the island of misfit weirdos.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 07:52 AM

38. + 1

"From the island of misfit weirdos."

In their fear-driven hatred of basic American values ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...", this is what the Republicans have degenerated to become.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:59 PM

2. To spare those who have no idea what you're talking about the inevitable confusion and questioning,

apparently Donald Trump went to Louisiana and gave flood victims Play Doh.


I had to google and look it up, because the TV hasn't been tuned to news today--too many family members wanted to watch films instead.


For those who need a link, here ya go:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/donald-trump-louisiana/496664/

http://usuncut.com/news/trump-disobeys-louisiana-governor-bravely-deliver-play-doh-flood-victims-video/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=O6qYuUGK77o

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:29 AM

10. It doesn't matter


It's unbelievable anyway.

I was like... No.... This can't be true.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:30 AM

11. The parody sites are frustrated.

Every time they come up with a joke headline about The Con-ald, they discover he' already done just that!

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:31 AM

13. And then I thought. "What an elaborate hoax" it's everywhere."

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:47 AM

14. It's real, apparently. Video doesn't lie! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:48 AM

15. I just can't wrap my head around the reality of it.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:48 AM

17. Exactly - it is unbelievable...

As bad of a candidate as he is.... I am still having a hard time believing that there was no one around him.... even him... that didn't think/say "handing out play-doh in a 49 second photo op is ridiculous". Really? Really? Play-doh? To flood victims? Really?

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:49 AM

18. I must have gone through a rift in space time

And fallen into a deeply puzzling alternate reality.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:30 AM

25. Laughing Cow Cheese would have been a better choice.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:30 AM

12. Is there something I don't know?



Can it be eaten for survival rations?

Does it plug levees?

What the... Play-Doh?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 07:15 AM

34. Yes. Unfortunately, many amateur-gathered supplies end up

trashed -- overseas, often dumped in piles to rot right where they arrived. Workers in disaster areas simply can't fuss over stuff that isn't wanted or needed. And donors often greatly misunderstand what people are going to want. A well-meaning church group's wardrobe cullings, for instance, may be about as welcome as those from an Indonesian village would be to Oklahoma flood victims.

The Donald interrupting hard-working relief workers to photo-op was such a disgusting display of hypocrisy and opportunism that I'm glad to see it's backfiring somewhat. Play-Doh!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:13 AM

4. Maybe Trump wants those Louisiana kids

to make little Trump statues out of Play-Doh. You know, replicas of these ones...





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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:21 AM

5. Not realistic - hands are too big

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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:48 AM

16. Oh, my. That's disturbing.

First pic I've seen of one of these.

I didn't realize they were so realistic and... veiny.



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 07:25 AM

35. Appropriately veiny. He's vain. (n/t)

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:22 AM

6. I read he was only on the ground for 90 secs for that photo op.

So why....why playdoh?? Surely they had bottled water there somewhere. It's baffling.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:28 AM

9. 49. Six boxes. Of Play-Doh. Jesus.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:50 AM

19. Play-D'OH

What a dufus...

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:51 AM

20. Says who?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:01 AM

23. Homer Simpson? nt.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:29 AM

31. All of them.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:53 AM

21. And this is the "new and improved" Trump

Can I have some of the play dough to plug my ears?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:57 AM

22. What the hell good will Play-Doh

do for the flood victims? NOT A THING!

jeebus. He gets stranger by the damn day.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:01 AM

30. Aw C'mon. Who doesn't like Play-Doh?


It'll give them something fun to do.

And... You can eat it. Lots of carbs.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:28 AM

24. Now to be fair, not just Play-Doh...

he also handed out toy cars and a value pack of Gerber squeezable fruit and veggies.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:38 AM

26. Because he would never give out Real Dough...........

Just Sayin'

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:48 AM

27. Earlier today it was orange juice

 

maybe both. Who knows.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:59 AM

28. It was 49 seconds

He handled six boxes and walked away.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:01 AM

29. You need to cut Donald some slack.

He saw the words "Play-Doh" on the box and thought it was fake money so that the kids would learn about the world of banking and finance.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:43 AM

32. now toys would be fine for bored kids in shelter

but that's after they have the things they need to keep them ALIVE.
Play-dough is not one of them.
Used toys is not one of them
NEW toys is not one of them.

Im not going to give him a break because his ONLY MOTIVES were
to attempt to embarrass POTUS and HRC.
Also make himself and his idiot running mate try to look like
"compassionate conservatives" as if such things exist.

Pure self promotion.
He is an empty shell .
REAL action would be to donate $$$
or useful items like FOOD or WATER or dry cloths or blankets.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 06:45 AM

33. A picture that is truly worth

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 07:38 AM

37. I thought photoshop too

but my pic in post #36 provides more context, it seems to be just some of a bunch of stuff that was on the truck, and then doesn't seem so bad. There is value in comforting the kids, too.

What bugs me is that there is so much genuinely awful to worry about with Trump, I don't think it serves us well to focus on this kind of distraction. Don't give the other side reason to say that our side is doing something misleading. We don't need to take things out of context to make them seem awful, giving the other side reason to say we're taking things out of context. He says/does plenty of stuff that is awful in full context.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 09:28 AM

39. Should have been Cheetos. nt

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 10:18 AM

40. That it was the last thing on the truck I like to think it was a sabotage.

But it was probably more of a "thoughtful donation" by someone at the last minute to give to kids or something and no one was paying a damn bit of attention to what they were doing.

Granted, you don't normally accept something like that as a donation, but often care packages have stuff for kids in them just to break the monotony of basic supplies. Fruit roll ups or pop tarts more often than toys though.

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