Venezuela

#381

Not to make light of the serious situation developing in Venezuela, but looks like now trump has a pretext for his real goal.

#382

Props to Ramos for some serious balls.

#383

Trump hates him though.

#384

And? Doesn’t take any courage for a journalist to attack Trump, the bulk of the media is already doing it. This does, is unusual, and deserves praise.

#385

Right now DT is saying “Hey, why don’t we do that!”

#386

Reports are out there’s essentially a nationwide power blackout. This a day after an Internet blockage.

#387

My God is Marco Rubio a stupid man.

#388

I’m confused. Has Megatron been reactivated or not here?

#389

It’s worth noting that it’s unlikely that Rubio himself wrote that tweet.

#390

Incompetent people tend to surround themselves with even less competent people.

#391

Why is that worth noting?

#392

Well, because it’s likely just some staffer who wrote it.

#393

Why would a Rubio staffer feel that it is necessary to tweet out “news” regarding Venezuela?

I mean, sure it’s possible or even likely that it was someone on Rubio’s staff rather than Rubio himself, but why did he direct his staff to tweet out what they thought were details about the Venezuelan power issues?

#394

That aside, why wonder if Rubio wrote the tweet himself when we’re happy to treat other people as they had written their own tweet?

I mean, have you seen the shit Rubio tweets? This particular example is entirely consistent with his broader oeuvre.

#395

Well…

#396

I’m not familiar with this source but a quick search said they tend to be factual, albeit very biased.

This looks relevant. So they are saying the Koch’s were Venezuela’s #1 customer of crude for ages. That’s why they wanted the Keystone pipeline to refine the oil sands.

#397
#398

I’m sorta late to this thread, but I’d just like to point out that Venezuela is not actually in our backyard. It is literally on another continent.

#399

Venezuela is closer to Washington DC than LA is.

The Americas are our back yard, going back to The Monroe Doctrine.

#400

Wait, are you saying that Washington DC is in LA’s back yard?