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There's a rather dodgy tale going around that US President Donald Trump's lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to a website featuring his face being pawed by kittens. The unbelievable yarn was picked up this week by The Hollywood Reporter and the New York Observer. The story goes that a San Francisco 17-year-old called Lucy …

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Sounds like a bit of viral marketing, but if not my simple reply would have been to refer them to the matter of Arkell vs Pressdram and left them to look it up :)

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Really ..

He should have more sense than have people threaten kids in his name.. but he don't ..

One thing he is though is totally lacking any of the skillset required for a head of state.

An incompetent liar that will be remembered as the " most unqualified for the position " president ever AD

How the hell did the USA sink so low ?

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Re: Really ..

> "How the hell did the USA sink so low ?"

That one is easy to answer. Consistent under-investment in education.

Southern states in particular are not burdened with an over-abundance of schooling.

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How the hell did the USA sink so low ? - From having to chose between someone you hate or someone incompetent. Tough call :-(

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Re: Really ..

"I really just want people to be aware that this is a president who's clearly more concerned about what people think of him than doing things of substance,"

I think people who made even a small effort to investigate Donald are relieved that he is more concerned about what people think of him than doing things of substance. Douglas Adams caught on years before the rest of us.

The USA sank so low precisely the same way the UK did.

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From having to chose between someone you hate or someone incompetent. Tough call :-(

Can you tell which is which?

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"Southern states in particular are not burdened with an over-abundance of schooling."

Poor, white, unemployed, uneducated Southerners have been voting Republican for generations and they are still poor, white, unemployed and uneducated.

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Re: Douglas Adams

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."

"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"

"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said Ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"

"What?"

"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"

"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."

Ford shrugged again.

"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happenned to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."

"But that's terrible," said Arthur.

"Listen, bud," said Ford, "if I had one Altairian dollar for every time I heard one bit of the Universe look at another bit of the Universe and say 'That's terrible' I wouldn't be sitting here like a lemon looking for a gin."

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Re: "someone you hate"

Not a tough call at all, just consider an objective judgement to have more value than a subjective judgement. You know it makes sense.

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Re: Really ..

The USA didn't want to be out done by "Brexit"!

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Re: Poor, white, unemployed, uneducated Southerners

Of course they've been voting Republican for generations despite knowing how badly Republicans treat them and despite knowing that Democrats would treat them better. The thing is, they know that Republicans treat blacks even worse and they know that not only would Democrats treat them better but (and this is the important bit) the Democrats would treat blacks equally.

It's OK to be treated like shit as long as blacks get treated even worse. Because that disparity really is all they care about.

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True enough. But this election did not turn on the voters in Southern States, but on three Northern States that conventional wisdom saw as safely in the Clinton camp.

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Re: Poor, white, unemployed, uneducated Southerners

It's OK to be treated like shit as long as blacks get treated even worse. Because that disparity really is all they care about.

That, and the fact that democrats want to take away their assault rifles (I suppose they have to hunt, don't they? - too poor to buy food, and you can't rely on WIC and SNAP programs - those are guvment HANDOUTS!).

And that democrats support abortion.

And democrats believe that being gay isn't a mortal sin against the almighty.

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Fake news? Use your brain, people.

Before you scream "Fake news!" you need to ask yourself how plausible it is. This should have been the first question anyone asked, rather than knee-jerking themselves in the balls. And you all deserve a kick in the balls for tagging this 'fake news'. Let's start with what the man has said, in front of fifty cameras and a dozen microphones -- which is that he wanted to "open up" libel laws so he could sue newspapers and pretty much anyone who disagrees with him. And he's not exactly a stranger to throwing sueballs at people for this -- he's been doing it his entire life.

What, exactly, makes you think this story about a teen getting a C&D for an anti-trump website is "fake" news, but not the other, er, fifty or so examples in the past couple of years? Or perhaps you believe there is a giant liberal conspiracy, complete with Elvis flying around in a UFO, and it's all just made up. I've gotten REALLY tired of this "Fake news" rhetoric, so I'm going to lay it out on anyone who uses that phrase -- Dig your head out of your back side. The letter is *very* likely legitimate. A zebra doesn't change its stripes. This isn't just in-character for the man, it's central to the definition of him. He wouldn't be our Snowflake in Chief if he wasn't busy sitting in a golden throne at the top of his dick-shaped tower, with his name stamped on the side, in gold letters, posting defamatory and denegrating tweets at all hours of the night about anyone who disagrees with him. This is a man who believes Obama is hiding under his bed, watching him masturbate.

Here are just a few examples, brought to you by a google search...

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Club for Growth gets C&D.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/22/donald-trumps-cease-and-desist-letter-annotated/

New York Times gets C&D

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/breaking-trump-sends-cease-desist-letter-nyt-demand-retraction/

Co-author of Trump's "Art of the Deal" book gets C&D

http://abovethelaw.com/2016/07/biglaw-partner-eviscerates-trumps-cease-and-desist-letter/

Clothing retailer gets C&D

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-lawsuit-shirts_us_5602b000e4b0fde8b0d085c6

And another

http://www.alleghenyfront.org/pittsburgh-company-gets-cease-and-desist-letter-over-anti-trump-t-shirt/

Here's one he sent to Ted Cruz

http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/watch-ted-cruz-responds-to-donald-14392135/

And here's Spicer, the spokesperson for Trump, mentioning in passing how many people present had received C&Ds...

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/sean-spicer-paul-manafort-donald-trump-russia

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Re: Fake news? Use your brain, people.

Those weren't denied, this one was. Then there's this minor issue.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Trump isn't frequently an asshat but in this particular instance the asshats are elsewhere.

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Re: Fake news? Use your brain, people.

You said it. Fake News.

"Elvis flying around in a UFO" my a&se.

Any fule kno that Elvis flies around on a frikkin flying shark with frikkin lasers on.

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Re: Fake news? Use your brain, people.

Then there's this minor issue.

Interesting. Archive.org shows nothing before 22 Mar BUT a site I know started in Jan 2014 wasn't snapped by them until Jun 2014. The site also was last snapped in October last year despite still being active. whois on my system also shows nothing before 22/03/17.

Guess I should've looked closely at trumpscratch when I was looking at kittenfeed :)

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Snowflakes.

Many Trump supporters love to label anyone who hates Trump a 'snowflake' whilst chanting their mantra "You lost get over it", but shouldn't the fact so many supporters react so quickly and angrily to any behaviour they deem 'lefty' mean they're the real 'snowflakes' with Trump being the head 'snowflake' due to how badly he reacts to people saying negative things about him?

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Re: Snowflakes.

I also find it hilarious that many of the people who say "You lost, get over it!" can be seen brandishing a confederate flag.

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Re: Snowflakes.

Thank you for putting the comma in the quotation, at least now I can understand what they are saying. And you are right, it is hilarious - as is the whackatrump game.

Big win all round for the not-impressed-by-trump side whether it is a fake or not.

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Re: Snowflakes.

I also find it hilarious that many of the people who say "You lost, get over it!" can be seen brandishing a confederate flag.

You may owe me a new keyboard, but I owe you at least as much for the best laugh I've had in ages! Brilliant and thank you very much kind sir!

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Are lawyers allowed to lie?

The Trump Organization's chief legal officer says no such letter was ever sent. "This is completely false," Alan Garten said

Now, if a genuine C&D letter is shown to exist, then this guy has lied - not told an alternative truth - lied. Is that something that their Bar Association (or whatever it is) needs to be looking at? Can he be struck off?

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Allowed? It's compulsory.

Who the fuck would employ a lawyer that couldn't lie?

Now - getting caught in a lie without plausible reason (i.e. "I was reliably informed by .....presented the facts as they were known to me at the time etc") - that's a bit of a no-no.

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Re: Are lawyers allowed to lie?

"Who the fuck would employ a lawyer that couldn't lie?"

My dear boy you don't simply employ a lawyer who couldn't lie. You employ a lawyer who can be creative with the truth.

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Meaw

One wonders what his reaction would have been if he had appeared on Spitting Image?

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Something fishy here

trumpscratch.com landed me at something called trumptytrump.com, a *very* different sort of site than the one described in the article.

scratchtrump.com took me to a page displaying the title "Kitten Feed" where I was Rick-rolled.

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scratchtrump.com took me to a page displaying the title "Kitten Feed" where I was Rick-rolled.

Ah, now that would take away the "fake news" stuff and put it into the "El Reg stuffed up" stuff

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redirect everything to kittenwar.net

win/win

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ingenious

Meanwhile, kittenfeed.com now redirects to facescratch.com, which appears to be down, presumably under a weight of traffic.

Use the Streisand effect to effectively DDOS a unfriendly webpage - ingenious.

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Can't you guys see right through this? The author's provided an elaborate cover up for the fact that he was looking at porn at work. Yeah, right "redirects".

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HEY !!!!!!!!!!

NSFW warning would of been nice, Porn everywhere.

Oh wait you posted the NSFW at the bottom of the article AFTER you wrote all the links.

Arsehole.

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trumptytrump.com

I've not looked at the site, but now I've got "Nellie the Elephant" playing in my head.

I think she had a big trunk.

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As democracy is perfected, the office [of president] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26 1920

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I'm stealing this.

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Oh, the orange herring doesn't like cats.

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Breaking news.........

Trumps offers apology and asks if he can come round to stroke her pussy as he doesn't want to offend the all internet powerful catmumsnet.

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Well done Lucy!

With such maturity and talents, a bright future is ahead

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CNN reported that the Trump organizations and affiliates have gone after anyone with the word Trump in the domain - good or bad. Hundreds are registered to them. Most are just registrations. Some redirect to the main Trump web site. Sorry. donaldtrumpsucks.com is taken.

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Now I have to wonder why...

Wonder why they would have Rick Astley(sp) playing in the background, of all people..... ;)

Oh well. I managed to get the "Wow, you must really hate trump" rating pretty quickly.

Yes I do know why

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"internationally known and famous."

sp. 'nationally known & infamous'

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"... the Trump name is internationally known and famous.'"

... the Trump name is internationally known and infamous.

FTFY

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