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(The Week)   Side-note from yesterday's presidential debate: Trump STILL does not know how tariffs work   (theweek.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 1:18:49 AM  
Econ 101 stuff.
 
2020-10-23 1:26:58 AM  
Correction: Trump doesn't care how anything works. He only cares about being able to spin a tale his base will swallow hook, line and sinker.
 
2020-10-23 1:42:58 AM  
I'm not sure how that makes tariffs different from literally anything else at all.
 
2020-10-23 3:13:54 AM  
You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.
 
2020-10-23 3:16:21 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.


Well, he did actually learn one thing -
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2020-10-23 3:18:44 AM  
Not Tariff Man! Say it ain't so.
 
2020-10-23 3:19:08 AM  
But he called himself Tariffman.

That had to mean something, right?
 
2020-10-23 3:19:54 AM  

dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]


Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.
 
2020-10-23 3:22:16 AM  
fta: "Because of Trump's trade war, we're spending more on imported goods (paying our own government's tariffs). And we're also paying to subsidize farmers whose business has been hurt, perhaps irreparably, by Chinese retaliation to the tariffs Trump imposed, evidently without a clue about what they really do"

It's not what they really do that is the point.

It's not even what Trump thinks they really do.

It is what he can get gullible morons ( ie. his base) to believe they do.

If he can sell his massive fark up as a win for him then it is a win for him from them.

Propaganda only works if it is repeated endlessly and besides massaging his ego that is what Trump's rallies are all about.
 
2020-10-23 3:23:03 AM  
Or science. Or law. Or human emotions. Or not f*cking his daughter. Or virology. Or elections. Or windmills. Or wind. Or birds. Or interviews. Or...
 
2020-10-23 3:25:42 AM  
And yet somehow, people give Republicans high marks on the Economy. Despite crashing it every time they get their hands on it.
 
2020-10-23 3:26:00 AM  

Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.


That's why they use it. When accused of white power they say it just means okay.

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These fine police officers are saying it's okay to take their picture!
 
2020-10-23 3:26:52 AM  
Biden didn't hammer him hard enough for that stupidity. Should have continued his interjection about taxpayers and explained how tariffs work like Trump's a toddler. Wasted opportunity.
 
2020-10-23 3:27:03 AM  
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
 
2020-10-23 3:28:36 AM  

Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.


It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.
 
2020-10-23 3:29:14 AM  
They HAD to give 28 Billion to the farmers because the tariffs caused retaliatory tariffs and stopped China's purchase of their crops, you dumbf*ck assbag. Otherwise they wouldnt need that money. Also, tariffs cause the price of goods to go up and the consumer pays..You went to buisness school? They should revoke your degree. .
 
2020-10-23 3:31:26 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.


Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.
 
2020-10-23 3:36:00 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Correction: Trump doesn't care how anything works. He only cares about being able to spin a tale his base will swallow hook, line and sinker.


Less of a correction and more of an addendum. He truly doesn't understand how things work. And he doesn't care. Ignorance and apathy.
 
2020-10-23 3:36:12 AM  

Vhale: And yet somehow, people give Republicans high marks on the Economy. Despite crashing it every time they get their hands on it.


Power of propaganda.

GOP have been repeating the lie that conservatives are better for the economy than Dems for so long now it is engraven on people's DNA.

The Dems never forcefully make the real argument that they are in fact the more fiscally prudent and responsible party who have been cleaning up economic messes made by the GOP for donkey's years.

Hence a lot of people reflexively saying they are "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" and thinking they are coming off as wise.
 
2020-10-23 3:39:32 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.


Yep. *channers may or may not have started it as a joke, but it's been absolutely co-opted by white supremacists, so the original intent is irrelevant. And unlike with Pepe the Frog, the creator of the OK sign isn't exactly around to fight against that.
 
2020-10-23 3:40:41 AM  

Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.


It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.
 
2020-10-23 3:50:28 AM  

liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-10-23 3:52:16 AM  

dericwater: fragMasterFlash: Correction: Trump doesn't care how anything works. He only cares about being able to spin a tale his base will swallow hook, line and sinker.

Less of a correction and more of an addendum. He truly doesn't understand how things work. And he doesn't care. Ignorance and apathy.


Back in the day it was called, 'dumb ignorance'.

Still works...
 
2020-10-23 3:52:34 AM  

liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.


I see your point but it looks dumb.
 
2020-10-23 3:53:07 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

[Fark user image 800x300]


OMG

I knew it was coming!

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2020-10-23 3:53:42 AM  

LordJiro: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Yep. *channers may or may not have started it as a joke, but it's been absolutely co-opted by white supremacists, so the original intent is irrelevant. And unlike with Pepe the Frog, the creator of the OK sign isn't exactly around to fight against that.


Maybe a good way of taking it back would be for people of color to flash it while banging white chicks or dudes for that matter? Possibly with the penis/dildo going through the 'O' of OK
 
2020-10-23 3:55:46 AM  

Phony_Soldier: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

I see your point but it looks dumb.


Uhh.,. okay?

You can call it dumb but people are getting fired over it.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation​/​2018/09/15/coast-guard-officer-ousted-​florence-duty-after-viewers-claim-he-m​ade-white-power-sign-tv/
 
2020-10-23 3:55:56 AM  

redonkulon: LordJiro: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Yep. *channers may or may not have started it as a joke, but it's been absolutely co-opted by white supremacists, so the original intent is irrelevant. And unlike with Pepe the Frog, the creator of the OK sign isn't exactly around to fight against that.

Maybe a good way of taking it back would be for people of color to flash it while banging white chicks or dudes for that matter? Possibly with the penis/dildo going through the 'O' of OK


How crude.

Go on.
 
2020-10-23 3:58:40 AM  
So again, the Executive branch has too much power. Sure, plenty of people in elected positions play with crayons they can't even read the labels on, but it's one thing for a senator to walk in with a snowball and say climate change is a hoax, and another for a single person to be able to unilaterally stick tariff crayons up his nose when he doesn't even know if they're non-toxic.
 
2020-10-23 4:01:12 AM  

Nullav: So again, the Executive branch has too much power. Sure, plenty of people in elected positions play with crayons they can't even read the labels on, but it's one thing for a senator to walk in with a snowball and say climate change is a hoax, and another for a single person to be able to unilaterally stick tariff crayons up his nose when he doesn't even know if they're non-toxic.


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2020-10-23 4:01:42 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

[Fark user image 800x300]


Ingorant ✔
Asshole ✔
Gets off on abusing authority ✔
Dickless ✔
Racist ?
 
2020-10-23 4:02:45 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

[Fark user image image 800x300]


Fark user imageView Full Size

"It's true..."
 
2020-10-23 4:04:25 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

[Fark user image image 800x300]


What does his dickless state have to do with the price of COVID in Gyna?
 
2020-10-23 4:06:25 AM  
Pop Quiz Hotshot,
Who pays Trump's tariffs on imports from China?
A) China
- or -
B) US consumers, with the lower classes being hurt the most
 
2020-10-23 4:10:34 AM  

king of vegas: Pop Quiz Hotshot,
Who pays Trump's tariffs on imports from China?
A) China
- or -
B) US consumers, with the lower classes being hurt the most


Importers! Who pass the price on to consumers.
 
2020-10-23 4:16:59 AM  
Americans dying from Covid 19, lack of free healthcare and gun violence.  A Republican must be in charge.  President Biden will solve all three issues
 
2020-10-23 4:20:42 AM  

Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.


American white supremacist filth doesn't have the balls to admit what they are. They steal established signs and phrases and hide behind them so they can claim that's not what they meant, play the victim, and gaslight people calling them out on their bullshiat by telling them their eyes are playing tricks on them and they're seeing white supremacists everywhere.

Like this Nazi Schwein in the back here:
https://images.app.goo.gl/LJqXDh9wJbj​F​BwHQ8
https://images.app.goo.gl/sqCyZCbidEb​C​EWTh8

Right after she sat down she looked off to the side and kept fidgeting around while looking at a live TV feed until you could see her right hand making that gesture on her left forearm, then looked right at the camera and made the gesture with her left hand, then folded her right hand back over and continued making it with her right hand while staring at the camera, for several minutes straight. When called out on it she waffles between you're seeing things that aren't there, to I was playing "the circle game" (whatever that means I don't know, but it's a common excuse when a white supremacist gets caught making a white power sign), to I was just telling the viewers everything is okay. So, playing the victim and gaslighting.

This is what Trump supporters are, or are at least in league with. This empowering terrorists is what they are voting for. Even the ones who somehow think they're doing it to save their rich asshole portfolio are in for a shock. Fiat currency tends to not be worth shiat when a society collapses, and real estate tends to not be worth much after a civil war, which is what our stochastic terrorist in the WH is trying to start.
 
2020-10-23 4:20:43 AM  

Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.


White supremacists farking ruin everything, man.
 
2020-10-23 4:24:46 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

American white supremacist filth doesn't have the balls to admit what they are. They steal established signs and phrases and hide behind them so they can claim that's not what they meant, play the victim, and gaslight people calling them out on their bullshiat by telling them their eyes are playing tricks on them and they're seeing white supremacists everywhere.

Like this Nazi Schwein in the back here:
https://images.app.goo.gl/LJqXDh9wJbjF​BwHQ8
https://images.app.goo.gl/sqCyZCbidEbC​EWTh8

Right after she sat down she looked off to the side and kept fidgeting around while looking at a live TV feed until you could see her right hand making that gesture on her left forearm, then looked right at the camera and made the gesture with her left hand, then folded her right hand back over and continued making it with her right hand while staring at the camera, for several minutes straight. When called out on it she waffles between you're seeing things that aren't there, to I was playing "the circle game" (whatever that means I don't know, but it's a common excuse when a white supremacist gets caught making a white power sign), to I was just telling the viewers everything is okay. So, playing the victim and gaslighting.

This is what Trump supporters are, or are at least in league with. This empowering terrorists is what they are voting for. Even the ones who somehow think they're doing it to save their rich asshole portfolio are in for a shock. Fiat currency tends to not be worth shiat when a society collapses, and real estate tends to not be worth much after a civil war, which is what our stochastic terrorist in the WH is trying to start.


While your explanation and examples are fantastic.. I don't think the person originally asking the question is asking in good faith. I hope I am wrong and if called out on it I will admit I'm wrong, but I kind of doubt it. People who ask the question of how OK became a white supremacist symbol generally don't ask on a public forum. I hope I'm wrong!
 
2020-10-23 4:26:32 AM  

liquidsiphon: ...


I should add sincerely ask.
 
2020-10-23 4:32:13 AM  

dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]


Co-opted the "ok". Sigh.
 
2020-10-23 4:38:12 AM  

liquidsiphon: liquidsiphon: ...

I should add sincerely ask.


Usually true. However, there are a ton of lurkers who read forums like this as major elections approach, then go back to their bubble for the next few years. Most people try not to pay much attention to this kind of stuff most of the time. So especially now there may be several other people who read that post, whether the post was genuine or not, who will not know that's the latest thing those Nazi chodes are pulling. It's important we take a chance to educate them. Now is the best time I've ever seen to hammer it into the casual observer's mind how important it is to get involved and stay there.
 
2020-10-23 4:49:12 AM  
I'll add "Ask conservatives how they think tariffs work" to my list of fun things to ask U.S. Conservatives.
I'll put it right below "How do you feel about Arabic numerals being taught in schools"

I genuinely wonder, does American Conservatism make its adherents comically stupid, or are they already comically stupid and thus attracted to that utterly demented ideology.
 
2020-10-23 4:49:47 AM  

Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.


Fark user imageView Full Size


"Be seeing you."

/old-ish
 
2020-10-23 5:10:49 AM  

mrparks: But he called himself Tariffman.

That had to mean something, right?


Yeah, Americans are paying for his grifting, some with their lives.
 
2020-10-23 5:15:54 AM  
Poor boy.
 
2020-10-23 5:21:37 AM  
Hitler was big into tariffs too
 
2020-10-23 5:49:27 AM  

Phony_Soldier: liquidsiphon: Phony_Soldier: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Phony_Soldier: dailygrinds: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: You were actually expecting him to learn?  He's not capable of being taught.

Well, he did actually learn one thing -
[adl.org image 267x296]

Didn't that used to mean okay?

/I'm old.

It's complicated, but basically an unholy alliance of channers and Stormfronters co-opted the OK symbol as part of their endless quest to make everything godawful.

Alright (notice I didn't say 0-Kay).

/It's just weird.

It's just appropriation for plausible deniability. It's pretty simple and straight forward honestly.

I see your point but it looks dumb.


That would be in keeping with literally everything else they do.
 
2020-10-23 5:51:35 AM  

quatchi: Hence a lot of people reflexively saying they are "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" and thinking they are coming off as wise.


Yeah, I quit thinking that way, and stopped saying it (on the rare occasion it came up) when the GOP took wars "off budget" and embraced the Tea Party.
 
2020-10-23 5:58:43 AM  

Circusdog320: Econ 101 stuff.


Actually, this is something that is supposed to be understood by middle school.
 
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