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    Obama's Portrait

    Did Kehinde Wiley put a sperm on the left temple in Obama's portrait?

    Snopes: Fact check: FALSE

    But although both sources were correct in pointing out that some of Wiley’s previous works featured tiny images of sperm cells meant to mock “the highly charged masculinity” (as one art critic put it) that so often characterizes classical Western portraiture, they leapt a bit too eagerly to the conclusion that a faithfully-reproduced vein popping out of Obama’s forehead is in fact a giant sperm cell.

    Clearly, it is nothing of the kind
    Also don't look too close at his left forearm. Or his left hand. Or right knee. The cameltoe is just a coincidence too.

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    wtf? I have never seen a bigger group of insecure pansy asses than right wingers and anything to do with Obama.

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    Hannity has pulled the tweet where he broke this. I look forward to seeing this nominated for next year's Fake News awards. Right?

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    So, does Hannity often think of sperm when he looks at Obama? Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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    This seems like a good thread to ask:

    Goladus, what are your views on Rob Porter and the larger issue of the many staff employees working without a security clearance necessary to do their job including Kushner? How do you feel about Trimp’s handling of the domestic abuse issue and how he has sided with the accused despite evidence that contradicts their stories. Finally, do you feel it was appropriate that Trump’s personal lawyer paid off a porn star to keep her quiet on an alleged affair between Trump and Ms. Daniels?
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    wait what? if they do not have the sec clearance or the ability to get it why should they be seeing the information they would have access to?
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    My understanding is that they all have temporary clearances. But the White House must be ignoring the results from the official checks and just keeping the temporary ones so that they don't have to get rid of anyone. As we learned yesterday, those checks have likely all been completed, a long time ago.

    Unfortunately, for someone like Kushner, it is actually reasonable. Since, as part of an investigation into Russia ties, he's unlikely to be given security clearance. However, as he's not been proven guilty it would be dubious to fire him over it. If that were possible then we'd see the opposite party blocking security clearance of every administration. Although the investigation is significant and there's little history that charges of this scale happen often.

    Still, the prudent thing would be to have him doing other jobs until that clearance can happen. It's not like he's unemployed if not doing this job.

    However that doesn't explain Porter or the other reported 15 people working without a permanent security clearance.

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    My understanding is that an interim security clearance can only go so high. It’s the minimum required to perform job duties but you won’t be able to get an interim “top secret” clearance (as an example). And being in charge of Middle East peace and a senior advisor to the president, does anyone believe that he hasn’t been involved in top secret material?

    And Porter was responsible for bringing highly classified documents to the president WITHOUT the appropriate clearance. They were discussing the possibility of promoting him further despite this lack of clearance and the fact that he was in a position to be blackmailed. Furthermore General Kelly knew that Porter beat the crap out of his wives and continued to defend him anyway.

    So Goladus, instead of those portraits let’s talk about this instead.
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    Goladus, another possible subject of discussion:

    Why is Trump ignoring every single intelligence head (many of whom he appointed) in regards to their conclusion that Russia penetrated voting records during the 2016 election and are actively engaged in conducting cyber warfare to shape the outcome of the 2018 election? Why hasn’t Trump directed anyone in the intelligence service to begin countering these incursions?
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    A story posited by racist 4Chan trolls posted by Goladus. What a shock.
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    So at this point I had been presuming the Gol's star wars thread postings were marching orders from the alt-right to distract message boards with banal time sucks so that we do not talk about actual meaningful stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mircadius View Post
    So at this point I had been presuming the Gol's star wars thread postings were marching orders from the alt-right to distract message boards with banal time sucks so that we do not talk about actual meaningful stuff.
    Oh come on, that's not necessary. We can have debates about more than one topic without slamming someone who is actually carrying on a very interesting debate in another thread. A thread, btw, that is a hell of a lot more fun to debate than this crap (even if it is far less important). Hell, I would argue we need to have more debates on less meaningful stuff. Part of the issue is the perception on how bad everything is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramadon View Post
    Oh come on, that's not necessary. We can have debates about more than one topic without slamming someone who is actually carrying on a very interesting debate in another thread. A thread, btw, that is a hell of a lot more fun to debate than this crap (even if it is far less important). Hell, I would argue we need to have more debates on less meaningful stuff. Part of the issue is the perception on how bad everything is.
    Somehow this thread was chosen as the Knock It Off Gol thread.

    I admit that I did not have the guts or stamina to pursue it in either of the SW threads.
    If you vouch for the intentions of Gol as not being sorta Agent provocateur, I formally apologize to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mircadius View Post
    Somehow this thread was chosen as the Knock It Off Gol thread.

    I admit that I did not have the guts or stamina to pursue it in either of the SW threads.
    If you vouch for the intentions of Gol as not being sorta Agent provocateur, I formally apologize to him.
    Well, I'm not sure what his intentions are, I just try to focus on one thread at a time. Honestly, I don't think anyone left on this website seeks to piss people off (anymore). Well, outside of Dimitry's sports posts, but that's different. I think the average age on this message board has gotten to the point where it just takes too much fucking energy to get riled up all the time.

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    I’m not so sure. Alt Right folk loves to troll left leaning people and I’d put Goladus, squarely, in that camp. He’s always had these leanings spawning the “posting in a Goladus gender relations thread” meme but the rise of the Alt Right and Trump’s presidency have given them an air of, false, legitimacy.

    And to Goladus, I’m still waiting for your responses. I understand it’s difficult when Hannity, Alex Jones, Tucker Carlson and The Donald aren’t discussing these legitimate and serious issues so you’re not sure what the rebuttal talking points are.
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    Re: Obama's Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Mircadius View Post
    So at this point I had been presuming the Gol's star wars thread postings were marching orders from the alt-right to distract message boards with banal time sucks so that we do not talk about actual meaningful stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mircadius View Post
    Somehow this thread was chosen as the Knock It Off Gol thread.

    I admit that I did not have the guts or stamina to pursue it in either of the SW threads.
    If you vouch for the intentions of Gol as not being sorta Agent provocateur, I formally apologize to him.
    I would absolutely believe he is trolling you guys in any thread with a political bent. I also believe he is generally genuine when he discusses the things he likes. I think the political stuff has skewed his perception in the Star Wars thread, but he will often talk about old rpgs at great length even though he may get no or few replies. That doesn't really meet the criteria of reliable distraction, and yet he keeps doing it anyway.


    P.S. I prefer frivolous threads to the "meaningful" stuff myself.

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    I took a cowardly pot shot addressed to the crowd rather than directly to the poster.
    That was wrong of me, and Dramadon also called me out on it.

    I am also a hypocrite by that post. Whilst posting in the mass shooting thread I also posted in the general fun threads, like Brady Bunch conspiracy.

    These are things I will own and not repeat in the future.

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    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to pour salt on the wound. Your attitude is commendable however.

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    You didn't, it comeuppance I am owed, and thank you.
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