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  • #16
    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post



    Good thing it's only a bust.

    We could have had a major problem.


    NCC-71383 USS Martin Luther King Jr, Danube Class

    Is there any other figure from US history with a national holiday and a street named after him in just about every major city, without a US Navy ship named after him?

    Will we really have to wait until the 24th century to see a USS Martin Luther King Jr...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
      The facts are out, no it was not a lie, it was a mistake. Simple really. It was fake news only in the fact that it was wrong and it was quickly corrected. Something that was not true with the Churchill bust.
      It's fake news because there is no basis for it.

      Originally posted by Combat Engineer
      The Churchill bust was a non-story played up in the right-wing media for the sole purpose of de-legitimatizing then President Obama early days in office. She how that stuff works.
      That's how it has always worked. With Trump, it's been kicked up a notch and he has elected to vigorously fight back.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
        It's fake news because there is no basis for it.



        That's how it has always worked. With Trump, it's been kicked up a notch and he has elected to vigorously fight back.
        And failed in a spectacular manner by lying out both sides of his mouth...then sending in the reinforcements to double down.

        Interesting way to fight back.
        “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
        “To talk of many things:
        Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
        Of cabbages—and kings—
        And why the sea is boiling hot—
        And whether pigs have wings.”
        ― Lewis Carroll

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        • #19
          I've never seen a bust facepalm before.
          Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
            It's fake news because there is no basis for it.



            That's how it has always worked. With Trump, it's been kicked up a notch and he has elected to vigorously fight back.
            Maybe the media were reporting "alternative facts" rather than fake news?

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            • #21


              That's what this, this ah, being says.

              God Baghdad Bob looked better
              Last edited by Half Pint John; 23 Jan 17, 08:54.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #22
                After doing a little research...
                [...]

                A July 2012 blog post titled, "Fact check: The Bust of Winston Churchill" by then White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, sought to settle rumors that Obama had snubbed its ally by getting rid of the Churchill bust.

                "This is 100% false. The bust (is) still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room," Pfeiffer wrote, adding that news outlets had debunked the claim years before, citing National Journal and AP reports that said the bust was relocated in the residence to make room for Lincoln.

                Pfeiffer included a picture in his post of Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron looking at a Churchill bust in the residence in 2010.

                The post was written in response to an opinion column by Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post that said, "Obama started his presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office."

                But shortly after, Pfeiffer apologized to Krauthammer and updated the blog saying there were two busts.

                One of them has been in the White House since the 1960s -- kept in the residence -- and another -- the one on display at the Oval Office during Bush’s administration -- was lent by Prime Minister Tony Blair to Bush at the start of his presidency in 2001, said the update to the blog post.

                [...]

                http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...and-mlk-busts/

                The Churchill bust that was in the Oval Office on 19 January 2009 is the one that was returned to the UK.
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                • #23
                  On a significance scale of 1 - 1000 this even rates a -500.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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