In which we post yet another ten thousand plus interesting or amusing - or neither - tweets

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by argentine soccer fan, Jun 6, 2023.

  1. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's doubly stupid about Brooks complaining of high prices is that he was in an airport.

    FFS, inflation could be zero and prices at your average airport bar/food joint are still astronomical.
     
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  2. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Their head coach is from here, went to a rival high "school".
     
  4. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    That's a different David Brooks. Nobody knows what our guy is worth. The first website I looked up said $5 million, the next says $20 million. As those figures suggest, those sites are faking it.

    But I would guess that something between those two figures might be about right for a highly paid employee, but not one who owns equity in the business.
     
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  5. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    At least he wasn't at a ballgame ...
     
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  6. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    I agree with this - it's an issue with the pundit class in general. It is especially bad in the UK
     
  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What would he say if he wanted to see Messi play?
     
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  8. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you have the card, play it.
     
  9. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    “This ticket to see Messi cost me $400, and he didn’t play. This is why Americans think MLS is terrible.”
     
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  10. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Someone would think that the press had learned their lesson by now:



     
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  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1705997156765544699 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  12. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    It's so weird to see openly Stalinist language and tactics from U.S. politicians. I mean, Gaetz and Trump aren't even trying to hide it.
     
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  13. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    The MAGAe sound quite Maoist IMO - with all their demands for purges of books, intelligensia, denunciations etc
     
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  14. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Both sides is correct. Even trump hates Welker and NBC. That’s sure to help his election chances.

    “Donald Trump said on Sunday that he intends to thoroughly scrutinize and limit NBC News and other news agencies if he's re-elected president in 2024.”


    Right out of the Hard Right Playbook.
     
  15. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Mao
    Stalin
    Hitler

    They all railed against the decadent elite -- the intellectuals, the artists, the media. It's always the same shit, whether you call them fascists, commies, or white nationalists.
     
  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    The Onion knows something we don't. They identified Senator Manchin in his quote as R-WV.
     
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  17. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a really big problem with our politics right now, and I think it's gotten worse with the decline of "legacy" media. The rise of social media, podcasting, etc., has created a huge market for pundits whose sole talent is being able to give superficially compelling, internally logical "takes" on everything.
     
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    He sometimes acts that way so it can be confusing.

    I expect to see him dressed like a miner getting out of his Maserati in the Capitol garage.
     
  19. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, the good news is that NBC and Comcast will see Trump as the fascist threat he is, and their execs will donate huge amounts to Democrats in order to avoid that. And hopefully, in term, other media companies will also band together to ensure a non-fascist America.

    Or, they'll base their politics on the capital gains tax rate. One or the other.
     
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  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  22. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It started with the right wing media of the 1970s and 1980s. Then Pat Robertson and the 700 Club took that to a whole new level.
     
  23. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I'm not reading that correctly. Are "resign" and "exit" really in that tweet?
     
  24. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we're talking about two different--but sadly complimentary--problems.

    Also--shoutout to @Q*bert Jones III for recommending Messengers of the Right. Makes a compelling argument that you need to back up the beginning of the story for right-wing media a full generation.
     
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  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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