The Schadenfreude Thread

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:48 pm

New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol
NY Post

Synopsis: What the headline says + the guy is a disabled veteran.
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In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.

But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese cross, a symbol associated with firefighters,” ICE said in a statement.

The tattoo, according to Gaertner, is actually a “Titan 2” symbol for his platoon when he served in Afghanistan.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by RCC: Act II » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 am

A federal grand jury has indicted West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry on a number of serious charges, from fraud to making false statements and witness tampering.

The indictment says the FBI investigated Loughry under suspicion that for years, he had engaged in a scheme to defraud the government of West Virginia — and that he lied to FBI agents when he was questioned in March.

(snip to get to the kicker)

In addition to being a judge, Loughry wrote a book about political corruption in West Virginia; it was published in 2006.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by WildCat » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:40 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol
NY Post

Synopsis: What the headline says + the guy is a disabled veteran.
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In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.

But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese cross, a symbol associated with firefighters,” ICE said in a statement.

The tattoo, according to Gaertner, is actually a “Titan 2” symbol for his platoon when he served in Afghanistan.

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Even the Iron Cross is not a Nazi symbol, it's been used by German military forces since the Prussians in the early 1800s more than a century before the Nazis. The German military still uses it today, and I don't think Merkel is a Nazi.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Giz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:04 am

IIRC, the iron cross derives from the landwehr uniform of napoleonic era (I.e. Prussian national guard/militia post scharnhost reforms). And in imperial German days, the “pour le merite” was a bigger deal than the iron cross... which wasn’t the case by WW2 (perhaps because of the frenchy name, or perhaps because “cross of iron” sounds like a badass WW2 movie while “blue max” sounds like gay porn). (Not that there is anything wrong with that).

OTOH... while you don’t have to be a white nationalist to have an iron cross on your arm (or fly Dixie)... there may, statistically, be a certain correlation.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 am

It was one of these:

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Not "Nazi" looking at all, except to one who is determined to see Nazis.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by ed » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:47 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:It was one of these:

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Not "Nazi" looking at all, except to one who is determined to see Nazis.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by WildCat » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:40 pm


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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:11 pm

Not sure if this is the right thread, but here goes.

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They seem to forget that Lysistrata was supposed to be a comedy. 8)

Do they think Melania is secretly one of them? :lmao:
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:20 pm

So sorry Neil. Not getting any of THIS. :BigGrin3:

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Giz » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Do they think stormy daniels is secretly one of them? :lmao:
Fixed.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:43 pm

Giz wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Do they think stormy daniels is secretly one of them? :lmao:
Fixed.
For the right price? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by shuize » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:36 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Over by Democratic Underground
Maybe women could just refuse to have sex with conservative men ...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210802785
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

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those salty tears....

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Trump's expression is dead-on perfect. A bit risque, showing that much ankle, though.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by ed » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm

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Post by Skeeve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Trump's expression is dead-on perfect. A bit risque, showing that much ankle, though.
Come on Pyrrho, he does have stockings on....
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:27 am

Some MAGA hats made in China may increase in price because of tariffs

A California-based company that sells "Make America Great Again" hats similar to the official hats sold by the Trump campaign says its prices may rise in response to trade tensions with China prompted by President Trump's tariffs.

David Lassoff, who runs the company IncredibleGifts, told ABC News that prices of the hat could double from between $9 and $12 to at least $20 if he is forced to abandon his Chinese manufacturers and make the hats in the United States.

The hat, Lassoff said, is his website's best-selling item. He claims to have sold hundreds of thousands of the hat.

"We usually sell the MAGA hats for around $9 to $12. But it could go up to $20 if we had to make them in the U.S. and embroider them here," Lassoff said.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Skeeve » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:22 am

WildCat wrote:
Doctor X wrote:So this means that Comey will be indicted for lying to Congress as well as the FBI along with the other agents involved in this?

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What?

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James Comey urges voters to choose Democrats, warns that 'history has its eyes on us'
Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said “history has its eyes on us” and encouraged Americans to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, issued a tweet urging Americans to snub Republicans this November.

“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition,’” tweeted the former FBI director, a longtime supporter of Republicans. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats Socialists this fall. History has its eyes on us.”
Fixed that for you....

Sing along with Jim: "The eyes of history are upon you, all the live long day..."

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Then again, I guess that is one way he maybe able to keep this "investigation" going...
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by shuize » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:01 am

Speaking of schadenfreude, I recently heard from my ex-wife that she was not happy with her life since our divorce. As she initiated things, this should give me some feeling of schadenfreude. But it just makes me sad.

I have no wish to get back together since I've moved on and I no longer trust her. But I think I'd probably prefer to hear she was doing great without me rather than hearing all the damage she did to my life and our kids' lives was for nothing.

Anyway, back to enjoying other people's misfortunes.
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