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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12461  Postby Animavore » Jun 13, 2018 9:06 am

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12462  Postby Rumraket » Jun 13, 2018 9:42 am

Well of course the Clumpenshitter was gonna fuck this one up too.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12463  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jun 13, 2018 9:47 am

Thommo wrote:Couldn't help wondering about one of those news clips that video played, which said "Kim Jong Un, someone who rarely leaves his own country - this is the furthest he's ever travelled..." of a man who was educated in Switzerland. :scratch:

Maybe they meant since he's been in power?
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12464  Postby aban57 » Jun 13, 2018 11:31 am

FIFA attributed the 2026 World Cup organization to US/Canada/Mexico, despite Trumps earlier threats. How long before he takes credit for that ?
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12465  Postby Matt_B » Jun 13, 2018 11:49 am

Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Thommo wrote:Couldn't help wondering about one of those news clips that video played, which said "Kim Jong Un, someone who rarely leaves his own country - this is the furthest he's ever travelled..." of a man who was educated in Switzerland. :scratch:

Maybe they meant since he's been in power?


It has to be said that his schooling was done under an assumed name so, despite numerous accounts from people who claim to have studied with him our taught him, there's still an air of plausible deniability about it.

Alternatively, it might just be another American geography moment.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12466  Postby felltoearth » Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm

aban57 wrote:FIFA attributed the 2026 World Cup organization to US/Canada/Mexico, despite Trumps earlier threats. How long before he takes credit for that ?

The only way that will work is with a joint bid. Good luck having Canada cooperate now.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12467  Postby felltoearth » Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm

aban57 wrote:FIFA attributed the 2026 World Cup organization to US/Canada/Mexico, despite Trumps earlier threats. How long before he takes credit for that ?

The only way that will work is with a joint bid. Good luck having Canada cooperate now.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12468  Postby aban57 » Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm

2026 is far from now. Things will change by then.
Edit : also, the financial gain will make everything magically go away anyway.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12469  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Well the Orange Scrotum should be pushing up the daisies.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12470  Postby felltoearth » Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm

aban57 wrote:2026 is far from now. Things will change by then.
Edit : also, the financial gain will make everything magically go away anyway.

Finances will be the issue. Details need to be sorted out and I'm sure 45 will want the US to have their "fair share" and have everyone else pay for it all.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12471  Postby aban57 » Jun 13, 2018 8:31 pm

It's already the case, the US will host 60/80 games, and all of them after the quarters.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12472  Postby Calilasseia » Jun 13, 2018 10:05 pm

felltoearth wrote:
aban57 wrote:FIFA attributed the 2026 World Cup organization to US/Canada/Mexico, despite Trumps earlier threats. How long before he takes credit for that ?


The only way that will work is with a joint bid. Good luck having Canada cooperate now.


You forgot Mexico. A country that is in NO mood whatsoever to do anything that pleases Trump or the Republicans.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12473  Postby Animavore » Jun 14, 2018 9:26 am

In the final scene of Frederick Wiseman’s landmark documentary “Domestic Violence,” police in Tampa arrive late at night to the home of a man who is drunk and a woman who is sick. The man has called the police because he is angry that the woman, who is desperate to sleep, is “neglecting” him. Minute by minute, it becomes chillingly clear that the man wants her removed from the house before his anger turns into physical violence. In his mind, the woman’s misdeeds—to be ill; to need rest; to wish to remain in her own home—transform him into an instrument of pain, one that she is choosing to wield against herself. He raises his hands over his head in a gesture of surrender. It’s all her fault. He can’t help it. One of the abuser’s most effective tricks is this inversion of power, at the exact moment that his victim is most frightened and degraded: Look what you made me do.

Look what you made me do has emerged as the dominant ethos of the current White House. During the 2016 Presidential race, many observers drew parallels between the language of abusers and that of Trump on the campaign trail. Since his election, members of the Trump Administration have learned that language, too, and nowhere is this more vivid than in the rhetoric they use to discuss the Administration’s policies toward the Central American immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Informally since last summer, and officially since April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security has been separating parents from their children at the border, taking the parents into criminal custody and handing the children over to the Department of Health and Human Services to be placed in shelters and foster families, sometimes thousands of miles away from their parents. The process is compounded in its brutality by its perhaps intentional disorder, as a Boston Globe piece detailed on Sunday: parents in custody often have no idea where their children are, how to get them back, or if or when they will see them again.

There is no question that the actions of the Trump Administration are grievously, permanently harming these children. But who made them do it? According to Donald Trump, it was congressional Democrats. “Separating families at the Border is the fault of bad legislation passed by the Democrats,” the President tweeted on the morning of June 5th. Three days later, Trump doubled down on this refrain: “I don’t like the children being separated from the parents. I don’t like it. I hate it. But that’s a Democrat bill that we’re enforcing.” (The statement is pure-cut Trumpian chaos: the blunt fiction of the “Democrat bill”; the nihilistic spite animating the “enforcement” of the nonexistent law.)

Trump is mostly alone in blaming the Democrats; others prefer to blame the families. “We do not have a policy to separate children from their parents,” the D.H.S. secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, told a Senate committee hearing. “Our policy is, if you break the law we will prosecute you.” The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, told NPR, “The children will be taken care of—put into foster care or whatever. But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long.” The Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, said, on the conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, “It’s certainly not our goal to separate children, but I do think it’s clear, it’s legitimate to warn people who come to the country, unlawfully bringing children with them, that they can’t expect that they’ll always be kept together.” In a scene from Sunday’s Globe piece, a defense attorney pleads with a U.S. magistrate judge in Texas, Peter Ormsby, to order a group of immigrants in custody to be reunited with their children; Ormsby turns to the defendants and says, “I hope you understand the reason there was a separation is you violated the laws here.” Look what you made me do.

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12474  Postby newolder » Jun 14, 2018 1:22 pm

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12475  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 14, 2018 1:31 pm

That is his Russian supervisor.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12476  Postby purplerat » Jun 14, 2018 5:01 pm

North Korean TV is apparently running a clip of Trump saluting a NK general.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics ... index.html

Remember when the GOP lost their shit because Obama bowed to a Japanese leader? I'm sure they'll be tripping all over themselves to criticize Trump here.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12477  Postby newolder » Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm

Here ya go - the dotard in action:

According to "sources" Spanky mistook the guy for a uniformed Putin. :doh:
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12478  Postby Seabass » Jun 14, 2018 11:22 pm







Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12479  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 15, 2018 10:24 am

aban57 wrote:2026 is far from now. Things will change by then.


Ya think? Maybe not for the better, though. What's this thread about, then, but chest-pounding by ground apes?
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#12480  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jun 15, 2018 1:17 pm

"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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