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PanickedPoodle

1.8k points

5 days ago

That's a masterwork of manipulation:

  • "Why would anyone be surprised" you are correct to question this
  • "the Supreme Court ruled against me, they always do" I am a victim
  • "it's unprecedented to hand over tax returns" don't believe your own eyes
  • "Has Joe Biden" they are all corrupt
  • "he made illegally from Hunter" Hunter did illegal things and Joe is directly responsible for Hunter

Question what's happening. I am a victim; don't believe your own eyes if they tell you I am not. Believe only me.

The big lie: No President has ever had to provide tax returns. We are above the law.

Everyone is corrupt and I'm the only one you can trust. Biden's son is corrupt. Biden is corrupt by extension.

ArTiyme

276 points

5 days ago

ArTiyme

276 points

5 days ago

Not only that, but he intentionally avoids talking about Joe Biden's handing over of tax returns (The same thing the court ruled on) and instead pivoted to the taxes he hasn't paid based on an entirely unfounded conspiracy claim. If Trump says "Joe Biden didn't show his taxes!" everyone will be like "Yes he did, everyone did, except you" and the game would be up. But he alludes to Biden's taxes to make unthinking people focus on the made-up part instead of the reality part.

esotericnumeric

113 points

5 days ago*

That to me signals there are a lot of things Trump should have paid tax on but didn't.

quandrum

72 points

5 days ago

quandrum

72 points

5 days ago

I'm guessing there's people/banks/institutions he defrauded that will be able to prove that fraud with access to the tax documents.

The IRS already knows about Trump's taxes. The question is who doesn't know about Trump's taxes that would benefit from it.

trail-g62Bim

28 points

5 days ago

I'm sure there is some of that. Maybe it will even make it easier to trace money back to illicit sources.

But I honestly think there is also a simpler explanation that is at least part of it -- he isn't worth what he says he is. Everyone with a brain knows that, but the taxes will lay it bare. And he has made being a billionaire part of his core identity. His ego will take a bruising and there is NOTHING worse to Trump than that.

itty53

22 points

5 days ago

itty53

22 points

5 days ago

It signals to me that Trump has direct handlers these days, because there's no way he's coherent enough to come up with this multi-pronged attack on truth while simultaneously being the incoherent babbling idiot we've all known him to be. People don't get more sharp as they age beyond 70 even in the best of cases.

He isn't even writing all these himself anymore and I kind of think that might actually be worse. The silver lining to Trump has always been that he's a total loose cannon even the GOP can't reign in and he'd torch anything he lost control of. That's not really the case if he's being handled this closely, but if it isn't the GOP with the rope in their hands, who is it?

Megneous

17 points

5 days ago

Megneous

17 points

5 days ago

This all signals to me that he's been on the take of the Russian government. He's compromised, badly.

Lodau

34 points

5 days ago

Lodau

34 points

5 days ago

The way I read "Has JOE BIDEN paid taxes on all of the money he earned ILLEGALLY..."

Is Trump admitting he has earned money illegally and thinks he doesn't need to pay taxes on that because of his fantasy that Joe Biden didn't either.

Melicor

23 points

5 days ago

Melicor

23 points

5 days ago

Projection. People like Trump assume everyone else is doing the same things they are, because they can't wrap their heads the idea that other people think different than them. When confrontdd they just assume people are lying about their motivations, or they're covering it up. They can't accept that they might be wrong, or the bad guy.

T1mac

28 points

5 days ago

T1mac

28 points

5 days ago

he intentionally avoids talking about Joe Biden's handing over of tax returns

You can read President Biden's tax returns yourself. He's got nothing to hide:

READ: Biden’s 2020 tax returns

DildoFactoryHelpdesk

109 points

5 days ago

Frankly I think you missed the most important part of his statement, since every lie is an admission:

Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all the money he made illegally

Now, my expertise may be in bird law, but I like to think I have learned something in 40 years of the Donald trump show, and that is that Donald just admitted he makes money illegally and doesn't pay taxes on it.

DarkwingDuckHunt

53 points

5 days ago

Donald just admitted he makes money illegally and doesn't pay taxes on it.

Which is the exact thing the Trump Org is on trial for right now in NY.

stanthebat

83 points

5 days ago

"it's unprecedented to hand over tax returns"

It has LITERALLY ONLY EVER BEEN DONE by every single president except Trump, and by all of them willingly and voluntarily, without a legal struggle which can have no possible purpose except to conceal crimes...

THEY REFUSED TO EVEN LOOK AT THE ELECTION HOAX OF 2020 merely because there is not a scrap of evidence to support my obviously self-serving claims!!!

Seriously, fuck this absurd circus-peanut-colored shitheel. I'm tired of even hoping justice will eventually be served.

DancesWithBadgers

38 points

5 days ago

THEY REFUSED TO EVEN LOOK AT THE ELECTION HOAX

There were over 60 cases where allegations of election fraud were made; and every case bombed. Some were too silly to even make it to court.

YourGodisyourcrutch

46 points

5 days ago

You got it here man. Right out of a Nazi playbook.

Ixneigh

10.9k points

5 days ago*

Ixneigh

10.9k points

5 days ago*

Biden’s taxes are public.

Edit: thank you for the gold, kind Redditor!

tyleritis

1.3k points

5 days ago

tyleritis

1.3k points

5 days ago

Will his cult believe that though

BettyVonButtpants

1.5k points

5 days ago

Just find them, post them on truth social as a big leak, put the right tags and they might believe they're real.

BIG NEWS BIDENS TAX RETURN LEAK, SEE HOW POOR HE IS COMPARED TO TRUMP RABBLEDABBLE #MAGA #LETSGOBRANDON #TRUMP2024

GODDESS_OF_CRINGE__

778 points

5 days ago

Sometimes, I do consider infiltrating the far-Right and spreading truth as if it's something that would actually appeal to them.

PerBnb

1k points

5 days ago

PerBnb

1k points

5 days ago

I worked on an anti-disinformation project for a global entity working to combat online extremism. We actually tested this on Telegram and a few other social channels. We would pose as a Qanon adjacent person and would share information from unbiased sources edited to look like it came from Patriot Voice or whatever weird websites Qanon people use. As long as the information was packaged in a way that looked familiar to the Qanon people, they believed everything it said, even if it was negative toward people who shared the same values. It was not surprising but otherwise troubling.

FlyingSpaceCow

270 points

5 days ago

Now that is interesting. Any recommended related reading material you can offer?

PerBnb

186 points

5 days ago

PerBnb

186 points

5 days ago

We aren’t publishing any of the findings publicly yet, the findings are pretty nascent and we are essentially building the blocks to understand online radicalisation in this new multi-platform context. It’s fascinating and terrifying how quickly somebody on the far right can put forward an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory before it makes it to a pundit on Fox News (usually Fucker)

No_Pineapple6174

38 points

5 days ago

Interview with Robert Evans in the works?

PerBnb

53 points

5 days ago

PerBnb

53 points

5 days ago

People like him and the guys on the Qanon Anonymous podcast do a great job shining a light on some of the key personalities facilitating disinformation for views/clicks. All that’s to say, there is an entire grifter’s infrastructure where you can essentially just plug in a far-fetched idea and it will see engagement, then amplification, in almost no time

Dornith

37 points

5 days ago

Dornith

37 points

5 days ago

Any idea when they'll officially release?

I'd love to take your word for it, but believing anonymous insiders on the internet about secret research is exactly how we got into this mess.

PerBnb

33 points

5 days ago

PerBnb

33 points

5 days ago

No idea, I was working on a part of a broad project. What I can say is that some of our university partners will be presenting at a number of different conferences in 2023 in Canada and Western Europe.

You can read some of their published works by googling the names of particular speakers:

https://infonex.com/1436/

https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/cfra/conferences-events/cambridge-disinformation-summit/

And this article (unfortunately in French) sheds some light on how disinformation actors have been utilising Telegram to conduct massive campaigns to beguile and blind the the public:

https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2022/03/08/une-source-de-desinformation-sur-la-guerre-en-ukraine

There are countless articles tangentially related to this broader topic, the team I was on is focused on the behavioural science elements of radicalisation by Qanon grifters. It’s a much longer study of the motivations and contexts through which disinformation is willfully diffused.

You can always DM if you’d like to learn more, but none of the research I conducted is public-facing yet.

pikpikcarrotmon

440 points

5 days ago

I hear there was recently a big leak of Joe Biden's taxes, you probably want to start there

MissplacedLandmine

165 points

5 days ago

Ill only believe it if the information is presented to me via MS Paint

Fuck_this_place

124 points

5 days ago

FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD: BIDEN BACKED INTO CORNER! TAXES SHOW JUST WHAT HIS CRIME FAMILY HAS BEEN UP TO!!!!!

AAAAAAnd…. it’s nothing.

PhilxBefore

30 points

5 days ago

Thing is, these people latch onto the clickbait headline and the few who may read it will fail to understand.

So, only the title itself will prove to further propagate their false beliefs as we know the information therein is never trusted if it negates their opinion; and if it doesn't lean their way, it's consumed as 'fakenews' and dismissed as lies or satire if actually comprehended at all.

Facts, reasoning, and logic are not the strong suits of the conservative mentality if they aren't spun to their favor.

MissplacedLandmine

25 points

5 days ago

Those fuckers must have hacked the email

browsk

30 points

5 days ago

browsk

30 points

5 days ago

I only trust the information I get in the spam chain text messages telling me I have to send it to 10 other people or the ivermectin won’t work

NGD80

38 points

5 days ago

NGD80

38 points

5 days ago

This is an amazing project, how do I donate?

PerBnb

65 points

5 days ago

PerBnb

65 points

5 days ago

It’s fully funded by a few different NGOs but if you’re able, I would recommend donating to Bellingcat, who advised on the structural and technical elements of the project. Also check out Mythos Lab who does a lot of similar work in South Asia.

GlitteringBobcat999

37 points

5 days ago

Maybe with this screed from Trumpy, it's an opportunity to get the MAGAQs to support expanding the "corrupt" Supreme Court to dilute the power of the Trump hating current members.

NeatNefariousness1

19 points

5 days ago

Came here looking for this comment. In addition to expanding the Supreme Court, having an external body determine when one of the Supremes should be recused instead of going on the honor system. Finally get rid of the lifetime appointments and make the maximum age 72. As luck would have it, Clarence Thomas is the oldest Supreme at 74 years old.

CeeSharp

43 points

5 days ago

CeeSharp

43 points

5 days ago

Maybe if you make the truth sound like its a conspiracy they'll be more inclined to believe since that seems to be the only way theyll absorb any information.

chaun2

35 points

5 days ago

chaun2

35 points

5 days ago

I'm still trying to figure out the wording that all these anti-abortion laws are clearly Communists literally "seizing the means of production." If we got that one to be spread, the GQP would tear itself apart

1ndicible

21 points

5 days ago

1ndicible

21 points

5 days ago

Try with "means of procreation" and photoshop a page of the manifesto of the communist party.

YoureADudeThisIsAMan

21 points

5 days ago

I did it on Parler for a bit. Made a profile of a “hot” gun-totin’ blonde. And the day before it was shut down, I posted about 100 gay porn images of Trump and Putin together. Not gonna lie, it was really fun.

DitaVonPita

18 points

5 days ago

Which is all too ironic, considering the name.

rocketshipray

17 points

5 days ago

You should if you can do it without getting too angry at or depressed by them. I've only been successful a handful of times but that's better than none.

Outrageous_Bass_1328

16 points

5 days ago

Their followers won’t be able to see the difference but those leading the flock will shut that down quick.

Folks benefiting from the ignorance of their base aren’t going to allow it. It’s the reason they even still exist

GODDESS_OF_CRINGE__

18 points

5 days ago

That's the thing, though. Q has no leader. It's madness that has spiraled out of control, where anyone can have a say if they say that god told them.

Imnotclumsy

38 points

5 days ago

RABBLEDABBLE

Cycleguy57

63 points

5 days ago

Lol of course not

DaMonkfish

41 points

5 days ago

There's the full circumference of fuck all chance of that happening.

hotrod54chevy

29 points

5 days ago

They don't believe the previous President's birth certificate, so I'm gonna say "no"

Hero_Sandwich

212 points

5 days ago*

The SC has never had to order it because no one else has ever refused to do it.

rocketwidget

74 points

5 days ago

It's not simply breaking the norm of voluntarily releasing tax returns. The Supreme Court ruled against Trump because no president in history has been so full-on crimey.

Nixon was small potatoes in comparison.

Morgolol

720 points

5 days ago

Morgolol

720 points

5 days ago

What no they're not. He just said biden didn't release his taxes! It's not like you can just Google "biden tax records" and find it-oh there it is, well I bet he didn't do it for 2020 oh wait.

But with Obamas corrupt golfing presidency he must've hid it as VP and- Oh he released his and Jill's in 2008.

Why it's almost like....Republicans and trump are lying asshats, and if you wiggle around with search terms you'll eventually come across a slew of articles about biden taxes from 5 years ago where he owed 120k in taxes. That's it. But holy. Shit. There's so many of them and all from right wing websites making such a massive deal about it, might involve Hunter so probably why, weirdly enough all April/May 2021. Yet orange twaddlefuck dodging taxes and committing massive tax fraud for decades is "smart business".

BonBoogies

154 points

5 days ago*

BonBoogies

154 points

5 days ago*

They literally get no news other than what’s fed to them from Fox/YouTube/etc. I once asked my Trumper mother why Trump got vaccinated and was touting the vaccine he helped make if they were going to kill us and she literally did a Pikachu shocked face and had no idea that he had been vaccinated or had made comments praising the Covid vaccine. It was wild (but weirdly unsurprising when she gets her “news” from randos on YouTube)

ETA - she also told me that if she did catch Covid she would just get the Regeneron thing that Trump got. Because they give unemployed women on Obamacare (don’t get me started on the hypocrisy) the same healthcare as POTUS

coinoperatedboi

57 points

5 days ago

See the bit about Fox talking mess about Biden having the turkey pardon and delivery of their tree on the same day? Seriously they will make a big deal about of the stupidest sh**!!!

Then shortly after they were like well Trump did that too. Yeah just seems early mumble mumble

Castun

16 points

5 days ago

Castun

16 points

5 days ago

Because they give unemployed women on Obamacare (don’t get me started on the hypocrisy)

Probably doesn't shut up about how terrible Obamacare was, while singing the praises of being able to afford her medication thanks to the ACA without a hint of irony. Ask me how I know...

3IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID

83 points

5 days ago

Yeah, but did Joe Biden pay Hunter's taxes? Hmm? Didn't think so. Checkmate, librul.

quillmartin88

91 points

5 days ago

I remember the cultists would always scream about Hillary Clinton's tax returns, and when you pointed out that she had loudly and publicly released them, they'd then demand you provide the link. So, you do. Then. They demand Obama's returns. You provide that link. Eventually, they'd demand you provide a link to JFK Jr's returns and you're wondering what the hell is wrong with these people.

Repulsive-Street-307

24 points

5 days ago

Fascists are human trash and always were, so there is a great deal 'wrong' with them.

ProudDildoMan69

57 points

5 days ago

Not according to r/conservative. To them, none of the past presidents have ever released their taxes. Ever. Also, they think a 2020 leak of his taxes was enough to clear him. Idiocy over there.

Tshoe77

20 points

5 days ago

Tshoe77

20 points

5 days ago

You should post Biden's returns there. I would but I'm banned for an unruly opinion lmao

hobbitlover

113 points

5 days ago

hobbitlover

113 points

5 days ago

And not one single shred of proof has held up and been presented to show that the 2020 election was stolen. Mike Lindell promised us proof was coming for two years, lawyers are just lookin' at it, but we got us four states, maybe six, maybe seven, possibly nine or eight, but definitely three or five, 'cause they got these machines flippin' votes they won't let us look at, it all stinks to high heaven and it's enough to make you cry into your pilla' - use discount code CRYBABY to get 15% off and a free sham, Egyptian Cotton, with a thread count of 500, or maybe 600 or 400, I'll get back ta ya on that...

TheRnegade

52 points

5 days ago

Mike Lindell said 300 million people were implicated in voter fraud. There are 330 million people in America. That includes immigrants, by the way. So, that means every adult, including Lindell, must have been involved.

thecodeofsilence

23 points

5 days ago

and quite a large number of 5-year olds. Can't trust those little bastards, can you?

/s

Opposite_Mongoose203

17 points

5 days ago

But what about his REAL birth certificate taxes?

turtle_eating

5k points

5 days ago

"Biden does not pay taxes for his illegally made money, why should I?!" He should stop assuming everyone does what he does, it is telling on him.

SplendidPunkinButter

458 points

5 days ago

Why should he stop? It hasn’t hurt him yet. Fucker was elected president, caught red handed with stolen classified documents, and he’s still a free man. I don’t condone any of this, of course - I think he belongs in prison. But we’re way past the point where we should think looking bad in public will somehow hurt Trump.

Goya_Oh_Boya

284 points

5 days ago

Motherfucker lead a coup, they stormed the capital building. Feels like I'm taking crazy pills.

dfsw

165 points

5 days ago

dfsw

165 points

5 days ago

200 years ago they would have hung him. I can't believe they haven't even filed charges yet its been 2 years.

PackageintheMaleBox

68 points

5 days ago

I mean... would we have? No higher ups in the Civil War were executed for their treason and they started a multiyear war that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

shponglespore

50 points

5 days ago

Good point. Instead they set a very bad precedent that is haunting us at this very moment.

Bockto678

26 points

5 days ago

Bockto678

26 points

5 days ago

Huh, now that you mention it, was Lincoln the only high ranking politician who was killed as a result of the Civil War?

Inoka1

20 points

5 days ago

Inoka1

20 points

5 days ago

The man has recorded audio of him admitting he molested beauty pageant contestants, and was still elected president afterwards. There are no rules for the Right, as long as you're as hostile and despicable towards anyone who isn't a cishet white Christian theofascist as possible, you can get away with rape, murder, and treason.

This isn't fucking hyperbole, this is literally a truth that everyone in the USA and beyond knows and people just accept it and say "it really sucks, somebody should do something about it." The January 6th committee is the last chance at doing something and I bet it'll be as limp-dicked as every other attempt to prosecute Trump has been. The system has fucking failed you and Americans with all their gun-toting machismo have proven to be the most frail fucking impotent and domesticated electorate on the planet.

thecartoonrobot

109 points

5 days ago

A key trait of clinical narcissism is a lack of empathy, which impairs the ability to see the world from anyone else's perspective. They always assume the rest of the world is just like them. That's why all of his accusations of impropriety against others always involve things he has done, or has wanted to. He literally cannot put himself in anyone else's shoes, making it impossible for him to understand motives and behaviors outside of his own.

otiswrath

62 points

5 days ago

otiswrath

62 points

5 days ago

This is at the core of modern conservatism. "I should do immoral things because I assume everyone else does but really that is just the rationale for me to do the immoral things I want to do."

We can't have universal healthcare because people would abuse it. like I would.

Trump shouldn't have turn over his taxes because everyone cheats on their taxes, like I would.

We know that the Democrats cheated in the election because we totally tried to and were unsuccessful and if we did then they must have.

Gryjane

17 points

5 days ago

Gryjane

17 points

5 days ago

We can't have universal healthcare because people would abuse it. like I would.

Back in 2007 or so I actually had someone say to me that he was against same sex marriage because people (meaning him) would marry non-citizens to get them citizenship or marry their roommates to get health insurance. As you can imagine, a profoundly frustrating conversation ensued.

h2otoo_frog

19 points

5 days ago

Yep. Those things are impossible in hetero marriage

Iceededpeeple

47 points

5 days ago

What, do you not grab random women by the pussy? They apparently let you. Personally I've never tried it, but I'm also not under investigation of multiple sexual assaults and possibly some light treason.

tpx187

36 points

5 days ago

tpx187

36 points

5 days ago

Same reason he cheats at golf, he thinks everyone does it, so he can and should.

RedditAtWorkIsBad

27 points

5 days ago

Which is why almost all cases of actual election fraud are perpetrated by his supporters, who figure "hey the dems are clearly cheating so I will too". Nut jobs all of 'em.

DarkestofFlames

21 points

5 days ago

Is that the same reason he shits his pants?

valuedminority

22 points

5 days ago

Every accusation from Trump and the Right is a confession.

ScowlEasy

20 points

5 days ago

ScowlEasy

20 points

5 days ago

Conservatives believe “everyone else is doing something terrible, because that’s what I would do if I had the chance”.

Too bad the only people willing to be terrible is just them.

RollingZepp

17 points

5 days ago

The kids call that a self-report.

LesterKingOfAnts

15 points

5 days ago

I can see Dark Brandon proudly proclaiming his catchphrase, "From Hunter and Beyond!"

crypticthree

1.2k points

5 days ago

crypticthree

1.2k points

5 days ago

I don't think "the courts always rule against me" is as good a defense as he thinks it is.

thesaddestpanda

112 points

5 days ago

"Judges from my party, some of whom I personally appointed keep ruling against me!"

Uhh, you may want to sit down for this.

persondude27

84 points

5 days ago*

Especially when the last several months have shown courts will bend over backwards for Trump.

Judge Cannon should absolutely not have been working on his Mar-A-Lago records case (she should have recused herself, since she was appointed to her position by the plaintiff), and she straight up violated legal procedure to give him whatever he wanted*... and he still lost.


*:"The Court recognizes that, under the PRA, “[t]he United States District Court for the District of Columbia shall have jurisdiction over any action initiated by the former President asserting that a determination made by the Archivist” to permit public dissemination of presidential records “violates the former President’s [constitutional] rights or privileges.”

(Judge Cannon wrote into her ruling that she recognized and personally noted that she doesn't have jurisdiction over this case., then proceeded to deliver a decision anyway.)

Erockplatypus

22 points

5 days ago

It's not even true. The Supreme Court did shield him with his trial and Thomas blocked him from needing to testify.

I don't get how people read this and say "yup. That's MY president" with a straight face. Also you should WANT presidents to disclose their finances.

Showerthawts

315 points

5 days ago

Accuses his own picks of being 'political' and then complains in the next breath they didn't believe his purely political claims (lies) unsupported by proof of election fraud...his base of supporters have to be the dumbest MFers in America.

ZootOfCastleAnthrax

27 points

5 days ago

Hey, now! There are Trump supporters in other countries, too!

His supporters have to be the dumbest MFers in the WORLD.

BBQn2much

16 points

5 days ago

BBQn2much

16 points

5 days ago

They are either stupid or so racist they ignore his ridiculous bullshit because they love his racism. Most of them were bored by politics and didn’t vote until an unhinged reality tv personality ran for president.

algebramclain

3.1k points

5 days ago*

"The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price."

Is there a word or phrase in English that describes agreeing with someone's statement word for word, for the exact opposite underlying reasons? We need that word in English if we don't have it.

localPhenomnomnom

212 points

5 days ago

irony?

Yorae0

118 points

5 days ago*

Yorae0

118 points

5 days ago*

It is called a "Janus Sentence"

Edit - Since it's apparently some sort of tv reference people think I am referring to..

A Janus Sentence is based on the two faced god, where everything has a left/right meaning depending on how you read it.

The most common one you probably know is

"May you live in interesting times" where some refer to this as a blessing and others refer to it as a curse.

It's also used to say something negative in a positive way. "You would be lucky to have Redditor work for you" It can be interpreted as is, and that you are lucky if you can employ this person, but also the complete opposite in that if you hire this person, you will be lucky if they actually do any work.

Nuthar

17 points

5 days ago

Nuthar

17 points

5 days ago

My favorite I've thought up in the past is "I wish you all the happiness you deserve"

paconhpa

585 points

5 days ago

paconhpa

585 points

5 days ago

It's probably a German word.

pusillanimouslist

83 points

5 days ago

A German word or a full French sentence, usually.

iamthemayor

56 points

5 days ago

"Gegengenau" would be the best German bastardization of this sentiment.

ZootOfCastleAnthrax

533 points

5 days ago

Schaedenfucker: feeling glee at Trump's pain.

TheRealDonRosa

131 points

5 days ago

As a german I can say, this made me genuinely laugh and I'll adapt this officially into my personal wording. Well done!

griffmeister

25 points

5 days ago

Reminds me of a joke from Community:

Nick Kroll guest stars as a German foosball player and after beating Jeff he goes “oh I wish there was a word for feeling joy at someone else’s misfortune”

zombie_girraffe

266 points

5 days ago

If the phrase gets used more than ten times, Germans will just remove the spaces from between the words and call it a new word. That's how new German words are born. They call it Entfernensiedieleerzeichenzwischendenwörternundnennensieeseinneueswort.

M00s3_B1t_my_Sister

286 points

5 days ago

I love how so many German words are just a bunch of smaller words wearing a trench coat and spitting on you.

V4refugee

85 points

5 days ago

V4refugee

85 points

5 days ago

My favorite is the word for glove, handshoe

M00s3_B1t_my_Sister

70 points

5 days ago*

Bat is flutter mouse, which I realized decades after being a fan of The Tick. The character Die Fledermaus made a lot more sense afterwards.

Edit after learning from a nice flowchart.

Cyno01

46 points

5 days ago

Cyno01

46 points

5 days ago

German animal naming flowchart. https://i.imgur.com/jytEN7L.jpeg

Also can we take a minute and appreciate that while they all ended entirely too soon, weve had three(!) The Tick shows and theyve all been great in their own weird and wonderful ways.

'Tick' isnt anything fun in German tho.

Abbelwoi

51 points

5 days ago

Abbelwoi

51 points

5 days ago

German, the Vincent Adultman of languages.

EarlGreyTea-Hawt

29 points

5 days ago

Pre Hoch standardized German is a delightful mess. I really loved translating it when I was preparing for my language testing for a history post grad. Martin Luther was a surprisingly creative curser, and it really is just as you describe, a long string of existing words turned into one mega word, lol. A couple of my colleagues hated deciphering the mega words, but I just loved it, there's something so magical about that being a common practice for language formation, but it also tells a fun little story about cultural trends lot of the time

teetotaltweaker

70 points

5 days ago

I don't get why this always blows non german speakers minds. All we do is merge words.

So instead of writing "cheese burger" it's just a "cheeseburger". Gramatically it's still a burger. And when spoken it's not distinguishable, unless you awkwardly emphasize spaces.

Other way around, if it was a bag of pre sliced cheese intended for burgers, it would be burgercheese.

panburger_partner

34 points

5 days ago

somehow 'burgercheese' sounds way less appetizing than 'cheeseburger'

thisremindsmeofbacon

23 points

5 days ago

I think its because when you grow up with a certain amount of spaces in certain places, you kinda rely on them to parse what you are reading. To me "Entfernensiedieleerzeichenzwischendenwörternundnennensieeseinneueswort" looks pretty much exactly like "Entfernsadjfhiousuewrhuiwerfjnisdjnksdjnsdfvhuierwuhiowerfjnkkljsdfjkhbasdfueswort". (they're both gibberish afaik, but the point is to my english reading brain they are indistinguishable without spaces.)

That said, I do think English should combine a few words. "eachother" should 100% be one word for example.

traveling_gal

16 points

5 days ago

With at least nine syllables.

AaronBasedGodgers

238 points

5 days ago

The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price

When you are right but for the wrong reasons.

shatteredarm1

82 points

5 days ago

It's weird when he issues this complaint when they finally do something that's not obviously partisan.

Cpt_Luffy

31 points

5 days ago

Cpt_Luffy

31 points

5 days ago

Its intentional. He wants to ride the coat tails of legitimate discourse until people buy in. Then once these people are ready for him to shoot someone on 5th street he empties thier pockets and raids the governments coffers.

Just dont listen to the dude. He gets his rocks off by taking advantage of otherwise trusting people.

Superfluous_Thom

16 points

5 days ago

You're not wrong Walter, you're just an asshole.

morphballganon

19 points

5 days ago

Not a word, but the phrase "even a broken clock is right twice a day."

Loltaire718

20 points

5 days ago

Nahgreement

UmbraNyx

14 points

5 days ago

UmbraNyx

14 points

5 days ago

The term "stopped clock" means a person who is normally a crackpot but accidentally says something correct and insightful. It comes from the saying "even a stopped clock is right twice a day." What you're describing sounds very similar.

Buster_Brown_513

101 points

5 days ago

Ngl, with the exception of the obligatory Hunter reference that seems to get forced into any conservative boomer’s conversation regardless of situation and the “Election Hoax” garbage, this is the first time I’ve ever agreed with nearly everything he’s spewed online.

SaddestFlute23

129 points

5 days ago*

“Hunter Biden” has joined the list with “Obama’s Long-form Birth Certificate,” “Hillary’s E-mails,”“Benghazi,” and “Election Fraud” as the latest right wing obsession about nothing

MoreGull

34 points

5 days ago

MoreGull

34 points

5 days ago

It's like a totem, a symbol that carries whatever meaning they want, without actually having any real meaning.

Jukka_Sarasti

26 points

5 days ago

Ironically, the conservatives shouting "Fuck your feelings!" are themselves so deep in their own feelings they need a backhoe to dig their way out...

ridl

29 points

5 days ago

ridl

29 points

5 days ago

"I'm so mad about this thing I made up I'm going to actively undermine democracy"

tinfoiltank

57 points

5 days ago

He was lied to by the Federalist Society. I'm sure they told him if he did what they wanted and rammed through their justices, the court would shield him from legal trouble. Now they're dropping him like last week's garbage. Standard organized crime shit, only Donny isn't used to being on this side of it.

XoXSmotpokerXoX

42 points

5 days ago

the best part of the Hunter story is "the laptop" because depending on the Republican nutjob it is just a magical mystery box that houses their greatest fears or secret desires. Some say "the laptop" has spy secrets, others say it is porn, the recipe for blue meth, the alternate Star Wars where Jar Jar is a Sith Lord, a chat device for the lizard people, etc

TheCheshireCody

29 points

5 days ago

In that sense it's exactly like Hillary's emails. What was in them? [insert spooky music] Noooooobody knooooooooows.

lsp2005

17 points

5 days ago

lsp2005

17 points

5 days ago

What elected position is Hunter in?

Muted-South4737

3.4k points

5 days ago

The guy who literally put Justices on the bench with the expectation they eventually shield him is raw when they actually do their job. Love it.

mrnotoriousman

291 points

5 days ago

That's because they are loyal to The Federalist Society, Trump was just a useful idiot.

karlhungusjr

52 points

5 days ago

That's because they are loyal to The Federalist Society,

it's so awesome knowing that this group of people that no one voted for, now control an entire branch of government.

Repulsive-Street-307

30 points

5 days ago

It's almost like nazi groups should be in prison before they conspire against the government. Germany learned.

fletcherkildren

133 points

5 days ago

So what happens when we start feeding the Qmagas the idea that the Federalist Society actually IS the swamp they've been so desperate to drain?

Goya_Oh_Boya

188 points

5 days ago

They don't believe real conspiracies.

chanaandeler_bong

109 points

5 days ago*

There’s actual studies that prove this. The more provable a conspiracy is, the less conspiracy theorists believe it. The less evidence there is, the more they believe it. It’s really fascinating/terrifying.

Edit: here’s some context: (from this Thomas Edsall NYTimes piece

Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business, noted that spreading a lie can serve as a shibboleth — something like a password used by one set of people to identify other people as members of a particular group — providing an effective means of signaling the strength of one’s commitment to fellow ideologues:

Many who study religion have noted that it’s the very impossibility of a claim that makes it a good signal of one’s commitment to the faith. You don’t need faith to believe obvious things. Proclaiming that the election was stolen surely does play an identity-advertising role in today’s America.

Also (from this other Thomas Edsall NYTimes piece

The illogic of conspiracy theorists is clear in the findings of a 2012 research paper, “Dead and Alive: Beliefs in Contradictory Conspiracy Theories,” by Karen M. Douglas and Robbie M. Sutton, members of the psychology department at the University of Kent, and Michael J. Wood, a former Kent colleague. The authors found that a large percentage of people drawn to conspiracy thinking are willing to endorse “mutually incompatible conspiracy theories.”

In one study, for example, “the more participants believed that Osama Bin Laden was already dead when U.S. Special Forces raided his compound in Pakistan, the more they believed he is still alive.” In another study, “the more participants believed that Princess Diana faked her own death, the more they believed that she was murdered.”

And this is the most fascinating part to me:

Perhaps more interesting, Hart and Graether argue that conspiracy theorists are more likely “to perceive profundity in nonsensical but superficially meaningful ideas,” a concept they cite as being described by academics in the field as “b.s. receptivity.”

To test for this tendency, psychologists ask participants to rank the “meaningfulness” of such incoherent and ludicrous sentences and phrases as “the future elucidates irrational facts for the seeking person,” “your movement transforms universal observations,” “the whole silence infinite phenomena” and “the invisible is beyond all new immutability.”

You can see the list of the BS statements they used here.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/figure?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201474.t001

hanimal16

36 points

5 days ago

hanimal16

36 points

5 days ago

If there’s less evidence, there’s more room for theories. More evidence = higher likelihood of being wrong.

Goya_Oh_Boya

25 points

5 days ago

During the past few years I've said, "it would be fascinating if it weren't so terrifying," way too many times.

disgustingEvan

231 points

5 days ago

He's like a parody of himself now. He's fulfilling a caricature at this point. He knows what morons cheer for and what everyone else is annoyed by. He also knows how to rev up the media to cover him.

The guy is a loud mouth carnival barker, and had he not been born into wealth, he'd be shunned everywhere for how insanely gross he is (although his grossness largely stems from being born rich and growing up a pompous ass.)

Electrical_Jaguar596

34 points

5 days ago

I’ve always said that Trump created a character in the 80s and gradually became that character. Then that character created a new character in the 00s who appeared on The Apprentice. Trump became the Apprentice character more quickly, then created another new character who ran for President. By my count we’re on character number four, the enraged former President who believes the entire United States government should be wiping his ass and covering up his crimes.

benicetogroupies

17 points

5 days ago

had he not been born into wealth, he'd be shunned everywhere for how insanely gross he is

Thats the thing, it really stung him that old money New Yorkers never accepted him because he never had class. Hes been trying to prove himself as classy since the eighties.

CaptainLimpWrist

8.3k points

5 days ago*

"creates a terrible precedent"

Says the first president in U.S. history who didn't voluntarily release his tax returns.

Edit: Thanks for the awards!

Edit 2: First since Nixon established the practice more than half a century ago.

antimatterfunnel

459 points

5 days ago

he meant to say terrible president

Iceededpeeple

112 points

5 days ago

Ah it's a cofeve hamburder thing. Stupid spell check.

PM_ME_CAT_FEET

87 points

5 days ago

Trump seems like the kind of guy who would disable spell check because it kept disagreeing with him and he thinks he knows better.

MoonSpankRaw

15 points

5 days ago

Definitely, though he gets a staffer to turn spellcheck off.

Come to think of it, I wonder if he ever typed up anything himself besides tweets.

g2g079

142 points

5 days ago

g2g079

142 points

5 days ago

Or the first president who didn't peacefully transfer power.

DarkestofFlames

62 points

5 days ago

He's also our first orange president, that's gotta count for something

RicGhastly

48 points

5 days ago

He was also the first President in 40 years to refuse to hang the portrait of the preceding President.

mitkase

30 points

5 days ago

mitkase

30 points

5 days ago

A complete lack of any sort of decency.

toi80QC

535 points

5 days ago

toi80QC

535 points

5 days ago

Are those the same tax returns that he promised to release back in 2016? He probably just wanted 2 more weeks (for the 40th time)...

brug76

30 points

5 days ago

brug76

30 points

5 days ago

I want to release them but I'm under audit and i can't until the audit clears.

Rubberbabybuggybum

27 points

5 days ago

"Umm....yes you can."

-The IRS

After_Preference_885

27 points

5 days ago

They're 4 feet tall stacks of papers he said - maybe that healthcare plan is in there... he just needed a couple more weeks for that...

Snaefellsjokul

735 points

5 days ago

Temper tantrum much? JFC this stuff gets old. How do his followers even have the energy for this whiny bitch?

ZootOfCastleAnthrax

151 points

5 days ago

They are also whiny bitches. It invigorates and legitimizes them.

sheeponabowl

58 points

5 days ago

Because they throw the same temper tantrums.

hexqueen

30 points

5 days ago

hexqueen

30 points

5 days ago

In all seriousness, you might have fun looking at the FOX news version of this story and reading the comments. The base isn't buying this line of crap. They know they'd never be allowed to dodge their tax responsibilities for a decade, or appoint a judge to get them off the hook. And every parent knows some version of "Wah, wah, the vice principal is always after me, everyone else gets away with it, it's so unfair!" I don't know why Trump honestly thinks life is unfair to him to his detriment, but I sure hope he continues to whine about it.

TheGlassHammer

29 points

5 days ago

My dumbass dad who is a Trump fan stopped paying taxes in 2020. He admitted last month the IRS caught up to him. He’s now on the hook for a LOT of money. Idiot.

Abstract-Impressions

27 points

5 days ago

They watch the spin on Fox and worse.

niberungvalesti

18 points

5 days ago

They live for the drama fed on a steady diet of reality TV and tabloids.

TheDankJedi420

149 points

5 days ago

Isn't trump the first president in 50 years or so to NOT hand over his tax returns despite promising he would do so?

WgXcQ

27 points

5 days ago

WgXcQ

27 points

5 days ago

When have facts ever stood in the way of his self-aggrandizement and chronic whiny victim-complex? He's like a black hole of denial and lies that reality bends itself around.

eu_sou_ninguem

861 points

5 days ago

What a loser.

DanforthJesus

39 points

5 days ago

Tremendous loser

Rubberbabybuggybum

63 points

5 days ago

Lost the popular vote twice.

Lost congress in 2018.

Lost the presidency, senate, and congress in 2020.

Endorsed the following candidates in 2022:

Mehmet Oz—defeated in Pennsylvania by John Fetterman.

Don Bolduc—defeated in New Hampshire by Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Leora Levy—defeated in Connecticut by Richard Blumenthal.

Gerald Malloy—defeated in Vermont by Peter Welch.

Bo Hines—defeated in North Carolina's District 13 by Wiley Nickel.

Steve Chabot—defeated in Ohio's District 1 by Greg Landsman.

Madison Gesiotto Gilbert—defeated in Ohio's District 13 by Emilia Sykes.

John Gibbs—defeated in Michigan District 3 by Hillary Scholten.

Yesli Vega—defeated in Virginia's District 7 by Abigail Spanberger.

Karoline Leavitt—defeated in New Hampshire's District 1 by Rep. Chris Pappas.

J.R. Majewski—defeated in Ohio's District 9 by Marcy Kaptur.

Sandy Smith—defeated in North Carolina's District 1 by Don Davis.

Robert Burns—defeated in New Hampshire's District 2 by Ann McLane Kuster.

Sarah Palin—defeated in Alaska's At-Large District 2 by Mary Petlota.

Jim Bognet—defeated in Pennsylvania's District 8 by Matt Cartwright.

Tudor Dixon—lost to Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan.

Doug Mastriano—lost to Josh Shapiro in Pennsylvania.

Lee Zeldin—lost to Governor Kathy Hochul in New York.

Dan Cox—lost to Wes Moore in Maryland.

Geoff Diehl—lost to Maura Healey in Massachusetts.

Tim Michels—lost to Governor Tony Evers in Wisconsin.

Darren Bailey—lost to Governor J.B. Pritzker in Illinois.

Scott Jensen—lost in Minnesota to Governor Tim Walz.

Mark Ronchetti—lost in New Mexico to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Derek Schmidt—lost in Kansas to Governor Laura Kelly.

Kim Crockett—defeated in the Minnesota secretary of state election by Steve Simon.

Kristina Karamo—defeated in the Michigan secretary of state election by Jocelyn Benson.

He just can't stop losing.

Liet-Kinda

16 points

5 days ago

This is some seriously low effort shit. He’s half-assedly running through the laundry list of shit he thinks will rile up his fanboys, but he’s just not even trying that hard anymore. Just a sour, tired old man, angry because he got everything he ever wanted and still wants more.

Meta_Professor

373 points

5 days ago

Fat Donnie is right. Let's rebuild the court. Biden can find 9 new justices I'm sure

Own-Opinion-2494

288 points

5 days ago

His son in law just got 2 billion dollars from Saudi Arabia. His own daughter ghosted Him once she got the money

Sinlaire1

34 points

5 days ago

Sinlaire1

34 points

5 days ago

Now if only we could figure out where all the missing government documents that were totally unsecured at Mar a Lago went. I bet they could be worth a lot of money. Oh well.

Zumaki

91 points

5 days ago

Zumaki

91 points

5 days ago

"The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price."

Finally, I agree with him on something.

lolak1445

249 points

5 days ago

lolak1445

249 points

5 days ago

Lol Trump is such an idiot, I can look up Biden’s tax returns in less than a minute because he isn’t hiding anything 🤣

PuckGoodfellow

79 points

5 days ago

"Hunter & Beyond" sounds like a home goods store for the hyper-masculine conservative man.

LikeAMan_NotAGod

71 points

5 days ago

At least we can now agree that the current court is illegitimate. Time to fix it!

SSHeretic

424 points

5 days ago

SSHeretic

424 points

5 days ago

The Federalist Society foisted those Justices on the Court to make the will of the American people irrelevant and usher in Christian theocracy, not protect Trump.

MiagomusPrime

31 points

5 days ago

The Federalist Society needs a slightly smarter stooge to help usher in fascism. DeSantis maybe?

facw00

15 points

5 days ago

facw00

15 points

5 days ago

Yeah, this was Trump's misstep. He appointed judges who looked like decent shots to overturn Roe rather than suitably corrupt judges who would protect Trump at all costs.

IAMA_Plumber-AMA

62 points

5 days ago

He's outlived his usefulness to the GOP by stacking the Supreme Court, now the party's cutting him loose.

He got played, and he hasn't figured it out yet.

piray003

42 points

5 days ago

piray003

42 points

5 days ago

I get all my household needs from Hunter & Beyond.

cerevant

41 points

5 days ago

cerevant

41 points

5 days ago

"Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter and beyond."

Is he sayin that Joe shouldn't have to pay those taxes? Is he saying that it is ok that he didn't pay taxes on all the money he made illegally?

I don't think this is the flex that he thinks it is.

The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price.

Agreed, so he would support undoing the damage he caused?

Targut

119 points

5 days ago

Targut

119 points

5 days ago

Weird how courts consistently rule against criminals ____ Go figure

ThinBlueLinebacker

114 points

5 days ago

Or you know, you could just like, release your taxes like you promised to do in 2016, you fat fuck.

I_think_therefore

19 points

5 days ago

Don't you understand? He really wants to release them! That damn nonexistent audit just keeps going on forever!

Rakshak-1

33 points

5 days ago

Rakshak-1

33 points

5 days ago

Sad.

ohiotechie

36 points

5 days ago

The law is clear. The House Ways and Means Committee can request the taxes of ANY citizen at ANY time for ANY reason and the IRS is required to produce it. Not maybe. Not sometimes. Not if a given criteria is met. Not if they feel like it and there's nothing better to do. They WILL produce it. Period. There is nothing to debate.

It is abundantly clear, however, that Trump has things he wants to hide. No one would go to these lengths if they didn't. For that reason alone I hope that committee makes these documents public so we can finally see what he's been trying to hide.

[deleted]

38 points

5 days ago

[deleted]

38 points

5 days ago

They.

Don't.

Need.

You.

Anymore.

You.

Moron.

persondude27

217 points

5 days ago*

I think the interesting thing here is that even the Supreme Court realizes Trump is fighting an uphill battle. The poor Republican showing at this midterm election was a disaster for Trump - Trump's endorsement generally hurt them. The Supreme Court is also reeling from the public's response to overturning Roe v Wade, realizing that they are burning political capital they don't have.

McConnnell realized it months before everyone else, but now every conservative politican is realizing that Trump is not a winning strategy - in fact, it's probably a losing one.

I expect the Conservative media outlets to start quietly distancing themselves from Trump - slowly being more and more critical of him, of January 6th (blaming it on Trump exclusively), and shifting their support to the next candidate (DeSantis?).

We saw from the January 6th investigation that Fox News is/was directly involved in spinning the White House. Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Brain Kilmeade, all Fox pundits, literally told Mark Meadows (White House Chief of Staff) how Trump should respond to best spin the Jan 6th attack.

So, TL;DR: the powerful Republicans have realized that Trump is a sinking ship, and aren't going to sink with him.

eugene20

97 points

5 days ago

eugene20

97 points

5 days ago

Sure sure, tax returns exist to be never seen by anyone ever especially the law, that's exactly how it works. Legal entities asking for them is just illegal. Hounded unfairly, unconstitutional, nothing to hide.

Hold up I have a video for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvsdABjCedA

mojo_pin71

37 points

5 days ago

He truly is a sick man. He was our president...our fucking president.

stumblewiggins

80 points

5 days ago*

"unprecedented to hand over tax returns"

No, it was unprecedented to not release them voluntarily.

Well, perhaps not unprecedented, Idk how far back the precedent goes, but it was definitely norm-breaking you fucking tic-tac

aarkwilde

23 points

5 days ago

aarkwilde

23 points

5 days ago

He's a petty little man.

middlebird

65 points

5 days ago

People proudly fly flags with this loser’s name on it.

bgthigfist

21 points

5 days ago

On Brand

ImdaPrincesse2

20 points

5 days ago

Schadenfreude

JustHereForTheBacon

18 points

5 days ago

How does ANYONE take this piece of shit seriously?

Seeker_Alpha1701

18 points

5 days ago

Any idea why Republican bigots keep bringing up Hunter Biden? It sounds like the same sort of witch hunt they repeatedly threw at the Clintons.

asymmie

19 points

5 days ago

asymmie

19 points

5 days ago

The most selfish, corrupt, hypocritical, narcissistic piece of shit currently on this planet. He not only believes everyone and everything is to serve him, but actually tries to make it that way. He's like a distillation of all the shittiness of the US throughout our history, and proud of it too.

windyshits13

19 points

5 days ago

Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally. . .

Why is it that everything that comes out of his mouth sounds like a projection of his own guilt?

theysellcoke

51 points

5 days ago

Same guy on May 20th 2014:

"If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely," he said. "And I would love to do that."