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    Is anyone here a fan of the old sitcom Taxi? Donald Trump and his miserable base remind me of one episode.

    The episode in question starts with Alex telling everyone he won $1,300 from Louie in a bet, and Louie is very, very angry about it. After Louie threatens to fire anyone who laughs at him (they all do anyway) he convinces Alex to go double or nothing on a football game, but later, when Louie gloats about how his team only has to make an easy field goal to win, they botch it, and he now owes Alex $2,600. Later, Louie convinces Alex to go double or nothing again, betting that Tony’s protégé will lose his first match, bringing $5,200 in cash to the stadium to prove he can cover it. Alex accepts after telling Louie off in front of Tony and the protégé in a rather epic speech telling him how he's nothing but a petty man and a sore loser. This proves prophetic, because Tony’s student wins via spectacular knockout, humiliating Louie (and adding insult to injury, receives a sweet deal from a boxing syndicate which also gains Tony five grand). In the final scene, Louie storms into the locker room, stuffs the cash into Alex’s pocket, and curses, “Take it and DIE! Die, die, DIE!” before storming off.

    Now, why did Louie insist on this and turn a $1,300 debt into $5,200? Two reasons, one he's a scummy lowlife who wanted to win, much like Trump. Two, he couldn't admit he had made a mistake, or admit defeat. He was so determined to win, he just lost worse and worse, humiliating himself even more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_c...k_cost_fallacy

    "Sunk Cost Fallacy". The more you persist, the harder it is to admit you're in over your head.


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    http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news...post-backfires

    Some folks just never learn.
    Last edited by Mordent99; 15th October 2017 at 11:10 PM.
    Stupid Trump Voter: I support Trump cause he ways what he means!

    Trump: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 deleted emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

    Stupid Trump Voter: Oh c'mon, he didn't mean it!

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    Sarah Ferguson has a near 50 minute long interview with Hilary Clinton for the ABC's Four Corners program;

    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordent99 View Post
    Is anyone here a fan of the old sitcom Taxi? Donald Trump and his miserable base remind me of one episode.

    The episode in question starts with Alex telling everyone he won $1,300 from Louie in a bet, and Louie is very, very angry about it. After Louie threatens to fire anyone who laughs at him (they all do anyway) he convinces Alex to go double or nothing on a football game, but later, when Louie gloats about how his team only has to make an easy field goal to win, they botch it, and he now owes Alex $2,600. Later, Louie convinces Alex to go double or nothing again, betting that Tony’s protégé will lose his first match, bringing $5,200 in cash to the stadium to prove he can cover it. Alex accepts after telling Louie off in front of Tony and the protégé in a rather epic speech telling him how he's nothing but a petty man and a sore loser. This proves prophetic, because Tony’s student wins via spectacular knockout, humiliating Louie (and adding insult to injury, receives a sweet deal from a boxing syndicate which also gains Tony five grand). In the final scene, Louie storms into the locker room, stuffs the cash into Alex’s pocket, and curses, “Take it and DIE! Die, die, DIE!” before storming off.

    Now, why did Louie insist on this and turn a $1,300 debt into $5,200? Two reasons, one he's a scummy lowlife who wanted to win, much like Trump. Two, he couldn't admit he had made a mistake, or admit defeat. He was so determined to win, he just lost worse and worse, humiliating himself even more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_c...k_cost_fallacy

    "Sunk Cost Fallacy". The more you persist, the harder it is to admit you're in over your head.


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    http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news...post-backfires

    Some folks just never learn.
    LMAO the last link. Can't believe people like that actually exist sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemoncatpower View Post
    LMAO the last link. Can't believe people like that actually exist sometimes!
    Seems the "silent majority" didn't come to their defense as fast as they'd hoped.
    Stupid Trump Voter: I support Trump cause he ways what he means!

    Trump: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 deleted emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

    Stupid Trump Voter: Oh c'mon, he didn't mean it!

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    In other news, Raqqa is liberated.

    In other other news, Iraq is returning to Saddam era.
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    This show is called Pokemon, not Pochaman.. although that sounds almost the same..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer Yusuf View Post
    In other other news, Iraq is returning to Saddam era.
    A very good way to broadcast the fact that you know nothing about Saddam-era Iraq.

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    Last edited by Mordent99; 17th October 2017 at 4:36 PM.
    Stupid Trump Voter: I support Trump cause he ways what he means!

    Trump: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 deleted emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

    Stupid Trump Voter: Oh c'mon, he didn't mean it!

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    Trump's New Travel Ban's has blocked by a Federal Judge: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/17/po...ked/index.html

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    Why? Just why? Even to a widow...

    https://www.local10.com/news/politic...-david-johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachu52 View Post
    Trump's New Travel Ban's has blocked by a Federal Judge: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/17/po...ked/index.html
    So how much of your taxes is Donald Trump wasting by having all these failed executive orders and failed policies? That's what I'm wondering. Because people are being paid to do these things... even if they fail unfortunately.

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    I had assumed General Kelly was the one honorable and decent man in this administration.

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...ersy/23250610/

    I was wrong. He's the same cowardly rat as all of them.
    Stupid Trump Voter: I support Trump cause he ways what he means!

    Trump: Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 deleted emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

    Stupid Trump Voter: Oh c'mon, he didn't mean it!

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