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Marka Ragnos

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  1. They don’t even deserve a clever remark. A crumb of wit is too good to spare on that dumpster fire of a performance.
  2. So much depends upon this one — at least that's how it feels to me, like a kind of season fulcrum. I can't see it being anything but a death struggle from beginning to end. Probably a lot of cards to go 'round. Villa 2-1.
  3. "The surplus population better get dying more quickly then!" Isn't that how Scrooge put it?
  4. That meme has REALLY taken off in the last few days. Everyone I know on FB is sharing and raging at it. **** hardcore Dickensian shit there.
  5. It's good. I like it. Sometimes it sounds like she's reading too quickly off a teleprompter but it's probably my hearing that's just slow.
  6. Well, that sort of understates it. They're not just more thick than thick, they're profoundly anti-intellectual. Not merely stupid, but actually hostile to learning and knowledge. As I understand it, the professional class in Washington with the sorts of expertise the White House needs right now are either so terrified of Team Trump's incompetence that they don't want to risk their reputations by being associated with them, or they're being rejected from service because of their perceived disloyalty. So there's a kind of impenetrable ring road of stupidity surrounding the White House. So ... even something as seemingly simple as a communications office's accurate and thorough reading of a major news outlet's story just isn't happening. The Trump inner circle worked in substandard and fringe operations, too, because, as you know, they're "outsiders." Billionaire "outsiders."
  7. I know. The second I hit, "Submit Reply," I knew that there will never be any routine win with this club.
  8. Not to point-score, but after this exchange I watched the NBC Nightly news -- sort of like ITV or Channel 4 news but much less literate -- and at one point, embalmed across the screen in huge letters, the phase: "UTTERLY RIDICULOUS." I sort of smiled to myself as I didn't except the phrase to gain quite so much traction, but there's a certain way that American media love to portray Britain and British culture (verbose, adverb heavily, etc etc) that is almost irresistible for them. Again, not trying to score points, but I was actually surprised at how the news seemed to do exactly what I suspected it might.
  9. If he's not a grave matter of national security for Britain, I don't know what is.
  10. Fingers and toes crossed -- come on, Villa. This should be routine.
  11. Well ... yeah. But I'm thinking of some of these very mature press corps vets, who meticulously and calmly take the Trump spokespeople's BS at face value, when the absurdity of what's being offered to them beggars belief. They show a kind of restraint I both admire and feel concerned about. Whenever I see these White House briefings, I feel like I'm dying for V to show up and give his speech ...
  12. I agree. hard not to watch. It's like if Werner Herzog met Trump.
  13. That would actually play pretty well. Last week, Samuel Jackson took on a Trump cabinet secretary in a tweet, and it was very effective: I guess I just wish people in positions of power and influence were less politely indignant and well-mannered towards Trump's bullshit. I sort of admire the quiet dignity of the press calling out Trump's lies with their starchy "fact checks," but I also feel it hasn't been effective and may actually be strengthening Trump's position.
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