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Well, *that* sure knocked Woodward's book off as Topic Of The Day

Using a very Trumpian strategy of deflection and distraction.
Posted by AndJusticeForSome | Wed Sep 5, 2018, 04:55 PM (11 replies)

And on a TUESDAY, no less

That's the most surprising part to me.
Posted by AndJusticeForSome | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 04:55 PM (1 replies)

It's time to start playing that video again, on loop

...but I can't find it.

Please help.

It's the one showing the FBI rounding up the Trump Crime Syndicate. It is brilliant!
Posted by AndJusticeForSome | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 03:15 PM (3 replies)

Who uses the word "single" when they actually mean "one"?

It seems to me that the quote indicates that they cannot come to agreement on ANY counts

Think of how you would phrase the question. Which is more likely:

"We can't agree on a single count. Not even one."


"We can't agree on one of the counts."

Simplest explanation, to me, is the former. No agreement on any.

I really hope I am wrong!

ETA: this is the quote I first saw and made this post in response to:

Around 11 a.m. of the panel's fourth day of deliberations, a note with a question came from the jury foreman, asking how jurors should fill out the verdict form "if we cannot come to a consensus on a single count," said U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. The jury also asked what that would mean for the final verdict, Ellis said.

Though the meaning of the note wasn't entirely clear from its wording, the judge apparently took the panel's note to mean that they are stuck on a single count, not all of them.

Sidenote: these ambiguous statements always remind me of an old SNL skit with Ed Asner.

The guy who controls the nuclear reactor's temperature is going on vacation. He leaves a note telling the co-workers that one thing is all they have to remember:

"You can never give the reactor too much water."

Of course, a crisis comes, the reactor overheats, and the co-workers are all standing around debating whether they should keep adding more water, or if they should be careful how much water they add.

Last scene (spoiler alert): Asner on tropical beach, sees mushroom cloud on horizon...
Posted by AndJusticeForSome | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 02:32 PM (18 replies)

Didn't Trump say the trade deficit fell?

At most recent rally, said "why doesn't the news cover that?

"For the first time, maybe ever, the trade deficit just fell by $52 billion for the quarter. Nobody reports it."

But didn't he get it exactly wrong?

Per WaPo today:

"For the first half of 2018, the trade deficit in goods and services hit $291.2 billion, the federal government reported Friday, which is higher than last year and puts the nation on track to have the largest annual deficit since 2008."

Ah, here's the explanation:

"Trump stood outside the White House a week ago and declared victory that he had reduced the trade deficit in the spring, but the figure he was using to make that claim was that there was a slight reduction in the trade deficit from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter. He left out the fact that the first quarter deficit was the highest since before the financial crisis."


He is such a scumbag.

ETA: detail
Posted by AndJusticeForSome | Fri Aug 3, 2018, 04:02 PM (0 replies)
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