Trump's New Year Message

Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

07 Sep 2017, 12:22 #2041

battlingignorance wrote: Yesterday, Chump tweeted that the US is the highest taxed nation in the world.

Any Trumpistas here wanna defend yet another outright lie?!  Go on....I dare you.
And just think, it all started with the British and their damn tea tax!
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Da Man
Joined: 10 Aug 2008, 22:42

07 Sep 2017, 14:43 #2042

battlingignorance wrote: Yesterday, Chump tweeted that the US is the highest taxed nation in the world.

Any Trumpistas here wanna defend yet another outright lie?!  Go on....I dare you.
"Just 36 percent of those reached by pollsters said they have either very or somewhat positive feelings about Trump, 2 points lower than in the poll’s June iteration. But at 36 percent, Trump still finished 6 points higher than Clinton, his 2016 Democratic opponent, about whom just 30 percent of respondents said they feel either very or somewhat positive."

So, BI, over 1 out of 3 people think our President is Da Bomb!
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

07 Sep 2017, 19:32 #2043

The president claimed that:

".... US is the highest taxed nation in the world. ...."

How on earth could he believe that?
If he really does believe it, is it possible that he has no idea
what taxes are like in most of western Europe? Scandinavia?
If he was just intentionally misleading the reader, why on earth
did he do it?
I just do not understand what motivates this man.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

07 Sep 2017, 20:01 #2044

Damon,  I think he believes anything he says to be true. And I think he is impulsive and just says whatever sounds good in the moment.  Then believes it.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

07 Sep 2017, 20:13 #2045

He needs treatment, hospitalization.

Dr. Leland
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

07 Sep 2017, 20:20 #2046

Dr. Leland...I think some great minds are still working on how to fix the kind of stuff that is wrong with the big D.  There is definitely some evidence of thought disorder but when you throw in the narcissism it gets tricky.  Dr. K
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peregrine
Joined: 23 Dec 2007, 03:06

07 Sep 2017, 20:33 #2047

Exactly right, Karly.  Whatever he says is true. And when you point out that he said the opposite some weeks ago, why, that was true as well.  Because he said it.
As Kellyanne Conway explained, there are facts, and then there are alternate facts.  Both can be true.  Schroedinger's cat in Republican politics?

As to his followers, whatever he says is true, so he adapts the truth to suit the moment. But it is still the truth.  Because he says it.  Many of his followers have from early childhood been taught that true belief is to believe in several obviously contradictory things at the same time, so they have no problem hearing it from their leader.

-- peregrine
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

07 Sep 2017, 21:27 #2048

Perhaps the reference to quantum mechanics is relevant. He lives in multiple worlds and there are alternate facts in those worlds whereas most of us are stuck with the single states we observe.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

07 Sep 2017, 21:31 #2049

Trump reminds me of the character Milo Minderbinder in Joseph Hellers's Classic "Catch 22"... And director Milke Lymch's classic too:

Unforgettable scene from Mike Nichols (4m22s)



The brains working the TelePrompTer seem to heal his image some - although he seems restless reading the prompters lately.
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peregrine
Joined: 23 Dec 2007, 03:06

07 Sep 2017, 21:43 #2050

Damon wrote: Perhaps the reference to quantum mechanics is relevant. He lives in multiple worlds and there are alternate facts in those worlds whereas most of us are stuck with the single states we observe.
Does that mean that he is superhuman ?  Or is this just a polite way of describing a schizophrenic ?

-- peregrine
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

07 Sep 2017, 23:03 #2051

Not superhuman, just living in several other realities.
I had forgotten Milo Minderbender, out of Trump's league.
However as I recall did he not establish trade relations with
units of the Luftwaffe? I have not read that since a summer
in Bass Rocks with my uncle Harry Earhart. I never saw that
movie, clever, gets the point across :)
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

08 Sep 2017, 00:08 #2052

I gave my dad the paperback version for Father's Day. He and Heller were in B-25 squadrons. I eventually read his copy. Buck Henry was one of my dad's favorite who wrote the screenplay and acts in minor roles. Heller was pleased with the film.

In the very long scene (one of four takes) above as the drove away in the jeep and the colonels had blew off - that wasn't a string but real percussion of an explosion - REAL SOUND TOO.

In the final scene Trump, I mean Milo, finds a way to sell the airbase to a developer - that's as far as I should say without a spoiler alert.
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

08 Sep 2017, 00:52 #2053

I read  Catch 22 in The Sociology of Responsibility class early in college...it had a very interesting reading list and even more popular professor.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

18 Sep 2017, 00:18 #2054

Kudos to Sean Spicer for an awesome cameo appearance on the Emmy's tonight. 
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gator
Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

18 Sep 2017, 00:30 #2055

Fortune Cookie wrote: Kudos to Sean Spicer for an awesome cameo appearance on the Emmy's tonight. 
He's a good sport. A paparazzi got him the other day at the airport and he was talkative and pleasant. Even joked he wouldn't rule out a guest appearance on SNL.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

18 Sep 2017, 00:38 #2056

He has come across as a man with a massive burden lifted from his shoulders ever since he left the cesspit. 
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

18 Sep 2017, 12:48 #2057

He showed humour and humanity...qualities utterly lacking in his current successor - the execrable Huckster-Sanders.
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gator
Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

19 Sep 2017, 00:17 #2058

Scaramucci guest hosted TMZ tonight lol
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

19 Sep 2017, 10:58 #2059

The revolting GOP are trying a final end-run around healthcare by pushing yet another (and worse than previous) version of Trumpcare....aka the 'Graham-Cassidy' plan. As usual, there has not been a Congressional Budget Office analysis, and NO major medical group — not doctors, nurses, hospitals or advocates for the treatment of cancer, diabetes or birth defects — supports the bill.

They are scum.  Kick them out. Up against the wall with them.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

19 Sep 2017, 21:59 #2060

battlingignorance wrote: The revolting GOP are trying a final end-run around healthcare by pushing yet another (and worse than previous) version of Trumpcare....aka the 'Graham-Cassidy' plan. As usual, there has not been a Congressional Budget Office analysis, and NO major medical group — not doctors, nurses, hospitals or advocates for the treatment of cancer, diabetes or birth defects — supports the bill.

They are scum.  Kick them out. Up against the wall with them.

Look!! Chumps' Chief of Staff at the UN today. (and it's not Photoshopped!)
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