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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #105 on: August 06, 2015, 05:50:18 am »
Or, of course, that these are five made up people and the news is making the news again. That's always a possibility. The article is filled with background information between the two and drama between Trump and Hilary, but little to no actual information about the telephone game. Is this because of how little news this actually is that they needed fluff for the page, or because of how flimsy the claim is that they need to layer on unrelated facts in order to make the piece seem more factual?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #106 on: August 06, 2015, 08:00:44 am »
Ink I'd say your kind of falling into Hanlon's razor
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #107 on: August 06, 2015, 02:49:24 pm »
I knew Occam's razor, but I didn't know Hanlon's.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Yeah I pretty much always go by that.

And now, Inkling's Official Drinking Game for the first primary debate:

If Trump is talking, drink.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2015, 03:18:27 pm »
Rip
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2015, 03:45:02 pm »
Oh man you mean they actually have to take him seriously?


Money talks, I suppose.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #110 on: August 06, 2015, 04:02:20 pm »
He's won over the people who listen to too much talk radio and the "low information voters," which is a nice way of saying idiots who don't follow politics but recognize his name from him being on reality tv.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #111 on: August 06, 2015, 04:07:40 pm »
He's won over the people who listen to too much talk radio and the "low information voters," which is a nice way of saying idiots who don't follow politics but recognize his name from him being on reality tv.

We have someone like that over here.


Luckily he only ran for Mayor Of London instead of being in charge of the nuclear button. Wiff-waff.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #112 on: August 06, 2015, 05:41:34 pm »
I actually recognize him too, and no one here even remotely cares about UK politics so that's saying something.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #113 on: August 06, 2015, 06:02:25 pm »
When does the debate start?

I'll just watch it online I guess.


**EDIT**
Hey I found it.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #114 on: August 06, 2015, 06:55:09 pm »
Well this is a ****show.

Carson and Kasich are still the most reasonable, in my opinion. Too bad they have no chance.

Trump is pretty good at dodging, though I feel like allowing the crowd to boo and cheer is giving Trump a decided advantage. But I complain about how they handle the crowd every year. It's a debate, but you wouldn't know it by the way the crowd conducts themselves.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #115 on: August 06, 2015, 08:52:50 pm »
I didn't break into the emergency bottle of whiskey, so I guess the night was a success.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #116 on: August 06, 2015, 08:58:05 pm »
No emergency treatment needed tonight.

So, when we turn on the news tomorrow and find out nothing has changed, then what? :U

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #117 on: August 06, 2015, 09:41:07 pm »
Trump outright saying he partakes in the quid pro quo of DC, and then saying the system is broken was neat. I remember reading it in the live transcript and thought holy ****
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #118 on: August 06, 2015, 10:14:04 pm »
Yeah that blew my mind.  He bragged about being part of a problem he was complaining about.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #119 on: August 06, 2015, 10:26:55 pm »
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