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Tom Toles for May 28, 2020

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    DD Wiz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Donald Tяцmp☠, the head of the party that once claimed to stand for the freedom of private businesses, is now threatening to issue an executive order against Twitter and other social media platforms for, boo hoo, exercising THEIR free speech rights to determine what content they allow on their platforms or how they will allow it to be presented.

    In his Constitutional illiteracy, Tяцmp☠ is utterly ignorant of the fact the First Amendment protects individual rights against GOVERNMENT overreach; it has no role in commercial activities, though Congress can enact legislation to regulate business operations under the interstate and international commerce clauses of the enumerated powers in Article I Section 8.

    In his further Constitutional illiteracy, Tяцmp☠ is utterly ignorant of what an executive order can or cannot do. Despite his fantasies, he cannot rule by fiat like the dictator he aspires to become, simply by legislating by executive order.

    Executive orders are directives to exercise executive powers within the executive branch as to how it will be run, what the priorities and protocols will be, etc.

    Tяцmp☠ cannot just issue executive orders over private businesses.

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    Daeder  over 1 year ago

    This is worse than when they started putting warnings on cigarette packs! /s

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    Dtroutma  over 1 year ago

    Get the twit of twitter would be a relief, but Fox news would lose their script writer.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Zuckerberg doesn’t thing Twitter should fact check dumpty.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    I’m trying to imagine just WHAT would happen if Pwesidunce Donnie Johnnie went to post on Twitter one fine day and found that his account had been closed. My mind runs riot, and so would he…

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices…” ~ DJT.

    Well, duh! Without their lies, Tяцmp☠ & Co. have nothing. Anymore, facts, truth, and objective reality are kryptonite to Chief Tweeting Bull and all Republicans. Any exposure to such kryptonite weakens or destroys their delusional propaganda, indeed their delusional worldview, and cannot be tolerated. If the Republicans were unable to propagate their lies, they’d be silenced.

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    greenbird  over 1 year ago

    Trump uses Twitter to complain he’s being silenced by Twitter.

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    RAGs  over 1 year ago

    He’s still angry from when he was told he can’t block people he doesn’t like from following him.

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    Cpeckbourlioux  over 1 year ago

    The Emperor has no clothes!

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    Ally2005  over 1 year ago

    I can see it now. Twitter stole the election from me by mail-in ballots sold on Amazon. INVESTIGATE!

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 1 year ago

    “Reality” gets Trumped – {1.40 limericks}

    His “reals” aren’t actually factual; -

    - “fantasies” are more satisfactual.

    He prefers fabrications // and the facts’ mutations, …

    … to get ovations // during orations

    which declaim stuff not factually actual.

    . . . . . . . .

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Sadly, this is NOT AN EXAGGERATION!!!!

    This IS , of course, just another in his long line of empty threats, continuing his blustering and blathering threats to sue this person, or that company, or so forth and so on, NONE of which he EVER follows through. Remember his “Threat” to pull the FCC License of News Organizations that DARE to question his infinite (Infinitesimal?) wisdom? Just one of MANY EXAMPLES of his mouth overriding ANYTHING approaching common sense OR THE LAW!!
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    PraiseofFolly  over 1 year ago

    “The Tweet Stings in Life Are Free?”

    It’s instructive to notice, that our now reigning POTUS

    Has several facial expressions to make public impressions.

    Some he might perform on purpose at each rally circus;

    Others might be subliminal, exposing thoughts near criminal.

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    A smirk with narrowed eyes means he’s spewing blatant lies,

    And he pivots and squirms as if those lies were emerging worms.

    Whereas, with wide open eyes, a blank look of total surprise,

    Blameless look of a small child, he hopes you’re well beguiled.

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    And thumbs used for tweeting probably take quite a beating;

    So the pained look in his face — noble sacrifice to his Base!

    His entire body movements show disdain and disapprovements

    As he stalks from a copter flight and starts a media fight.

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    A snake may have a rattle, a bear rises up before a battle;

    A dog barks, snarls and snaps — and Trump wields Twitter apps.

    To purloin half his pleasure, the false comments he does treasure;

    To suggest some background research is his Method to besmirch.

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    And so is it any wonder, Donald Trump would fume and thunder

    That Twitter should be made to suffer, its corporate life made rougher?

    If corporations then are human, it could dodge disaster loomin’

    And bow to Trump as Twitter King, avoid his word sword’s biting sting.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    ‘You lunatic!’ Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/you-lunatic-trump-sparks-horror-by-promoting-video-that-says-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat/

    The mentally ill and totally divisive Republican president Trump the murderous liar needs to be removed from office now.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Of all the stupid things to focus on when there’s people dying by the thousands, the pandemic is not over, and A-HOLE is starting a war with China with his Verbal abuse….He has the mind of a goldfish….if that….

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    shoe84dn  over 1 year ago

    Twitter won’t close his account because of all the other accounts it generates. It’s a moneymaker for them. Free enterprise at its finest.

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    Michael G.  over 1 year ago

    In re Twitter: Such unmitigated gall!

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    mitchkeos Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Benghazi! Emails! Look over there! So much winning! Rex Tillerson was right – the president is a moron.

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    Raging Moderate  over 1 year ago

    I love the expression on his face in the 2nd panel.

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  over 1 year ago

    Life imitating art

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OwM3WGx9x0

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    Librarylady  over 1 year ago

    !Get the facts on Trump’s accusations.

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    shamest Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I just shook my head when a MAGA whined wearing mask violated his rights to free speech, But supports limiting voting, punishing social media platforms for FactChecking (something that should have been done in the first place. Then it is now okay to monitor our data without warrants. He ignores that the GOP pushed the patriot act that can take his AR-15 anytime they want for vague reasons.

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    anomalous4  over 1 year ago

    https://www.cagle.com/rick-mckee/2020/05/trump-fact-checked

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Retweeting (and praising) a death threat video should be a crime. Well, unless you’re a Republican, then it’s ok, right? Some of Trump’s followers really do have murderous hatred and intent, after having fed for years of right-wing hate sites, FOX News, and Russian troll/bots that sprang up after a black guy became President.

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    ferddo  over 1 year ago

    By Trumper definition, alternate facts are the only ones that matter…

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    The Love of Money is . . .  over 1 year ago

    If a tree fell in the forest and Trump couldn’t Tweet about it . . .

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    chromosome Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Don’t worry about his thumbs on the scale… they can’t weigh that much. ;)

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Trump executive order against social media giants denounced as unlawful ploy to ‘eviscerate public oversight of his lies’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-executive-order-against-social-media-giants-denounced-as-unlawful-ploy-to-eviscerate-public-oversight-of-his-lies/

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Beyond the obvious worst fear for America is my 2nd most anxiety-producing concern: that Ginsburg or Breyer will pass away sometime between now and Jan. 3, when the new Congress takes over, and Moscow Mitch will ram thru the next Kavanaugh, completely ignoring the thousand voices a day reminding him of his own Merrick Garland Principle, because he’s wielding what the D&D world would call the Unscathable Shield of Hypocrisy.

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    pap  over 1 year ago

    Tiny but weighty thumb on scale…

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    wiatr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I do not understand why they even allow that demented fool to post ANYTHING.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 1 year ago

    George Packer, that “We are Living in a Failed State” {“The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken.”} In The Atlantic {June 2020}. Online at: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/underlying-conditions/610261/

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    shoe84dn  over 1 year ago

    If someone tweeted something like "the only good Trump….or “the only good Christian….”, imagine the uproar amongst Trumpers and Foxers. Hypocricy at its finest.

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    Librarylady  over 1 year ago

    I have come to the serious and rational conclusion over these years that the man is a narcissistic psychopath. He cannot change even if he wanted. He knows there’s nothing wrong with him, it’s the rest of the world. To expect Trump to change is futile. He can no more change than the Scorpion in the fable. I no longer allow him to get under my skin, to distract me from the most important issues right now – Covid 19 102,943 dead, Covid 19 1,757,778 positive cases AND Blacks being killed by rogue policemen and Covid 19.

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    family  over 1 year ago

    Facial expression in 2nd panel is very good.

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