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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:41 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 17 October 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

Trump is so famous and rich he doesn't need to make money off of the summit!

And yet when the facts come out he will have done exactly that. It's as sure a thing as the fact that he'll tell a lie tomorrow.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 17 October 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

In the category of "Of Course:" White House select's Trump's Doral resort as site of the next G-7 summit. Trump is so famous and rich he doesn't need to make money off of the summit! The only mystery on this is whether Putin will drop in to say hello.
If they can fumigate the place in time...

Putin will get The Donald's suite, complete with hookers and golden showers.
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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:46 PM

Reporters point out how Trump would receive in the realm of a million dollars in free advertising for Doral even if he accepted no direct profit (which you know he won't do).

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President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said that holding the G7 summit at Trump’s Doral resort would not be a profit for the president. Reports about it fly in the face of the White House claims, however.

The Miami Herald reported in July, when Trump floated the idea, that Doral is in a financial rut and the G7 meeting could help Trump climb out of it.

“Hosting foreign dignitaries has been a financial boon for Trump’s private Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago Club, providing some insight into what financial gains might be expected from hosting the G7 Summit at Trump Doral,” said The Herald.

Taxpayer dollars would be spent on the rooms, event spaces, food, staff, and more, all of which will include a profit for Trump.

As one Politico reporter noted, even if Trump agrees to donate all of the profits from the G-7, he will enjoy millions in free advertising for the property at the time he needs it most.


So why does this supposed billionaire need a million in free advertising? Because Doral hasn't been doing very well.

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Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold has followed the shocking ways in which President Donald Trump has used the office of the presidency to score profits for the Trump Organization. When speaking to MSNBC Thursday, Fahrenthold said that it’s hard to believe the claim that no place in the United States is as nice as Trump’s resort.

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“No. We’ve been looking at internal documents from the Trump Organization that say that Doral is, in their words, severely underperforming,” said Fahrenthold. “The net operating income, basically, the profit that that resort produces fell 70 percent between 2015 and 2017. Just two years. And so they’re going to be putting people and money and occupancy into it — not only into a hotel that’s doing poorly, but in the worst time of year. June is usually the second-worst month. Only 38 percent of its rooms are generally occupied. Because who wants to be in Miami in June on vacation, now they’re going to fill the hotel with people and money during that period.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 10:17 AM

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

How can people support this deadbeat grifter? Maybe because he's one of their own. Of course they're not to blame. Being typical Republicans they demanded somethin' for nuthin'.

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A couple hundred Donald Trump fans rallied outside Congress on Thursday for the “March for Trump,” an event meant to oppose House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. According to organizers, though, there would have been hundreds more people shouting “stop the coup” in Washington’s streets if not for a liberal plot against their buses.

That’s because, as would-be rally attendees gathered across the East Coast for the US Coachways buses that the organizer had promised would take them to Washington, those buses never showed.

The no-shows provoked a wave of anger, accusations that the “deep state” had colluded to stop a show of Trump support in Washington, and negative reviews aimed at US Coachways.

But US Coachways has a simpler explanation for what happened—it was never paid for the requested buses due to a series of declined credit card payments.

“We want to get people down there,” Joseph Heap, US Coachways’ chief marketing officer, told The Daily Beast. “But unfortunately, payment is required.”

For those who made it to the rally, the missing buses were a subject of anger, consternation, and conspiracies. Rally speaker and One America News personality Jack Posobiec compared the bus issue to social media companies “deplatforming” conservatives.

“I hear there was a buses issue today,” Posobiec said. “The company refused to work with folks.”

And Women for America First, the organizing group, quickly blasted the bus company in a press release, accusing US Coachways of stopping “hundreds of Americans from exercising their first amendment rights.”

“Last night, less than two hours before our first chartered buses were supposed to leave for DC, we were informed that the bus company was cancelling all of our buses—including ones that were fully paid for,” the statement read. “This move left hundreds of grassroots activists stranded and unable to attend the Anti-Impeachment rally today in front of the Capitol. We are incredibly disappointed at US Coachways, their actions prevented hundreds of Americans from exercising their first amendment rights and to have their voices heard.”

For those who couldn’t make it because of the absent buses, the vitriol was even more direct. Disappointed Trump fans took to social media and business review sites to vent their frustrations at the company.

“Deep state is diabolical,” tweeted one rallygoer. Another asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson to investigate.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:37 AM

British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

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Someone on Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.


It goes on equally as accurate.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 18 October 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

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That's essentially how he thinks he's going to pardon himself before leaving office.

I'm almost surprised he hasn't had a uniform commissioned for himself, so he can have 15 pounds of ribbons and medals on it. "This one was for the battle of Bone Spur Hill where I took town 700 VietCong with the two 50 calibers I was carrying"
"All glory to the HypnoTrump, or else..."

"It all makes sense when you remind yourself that the GOP is no longer a political party but turned into an organized crime family"

"I hope to live long enough that the name Trump is reviled as much as the name Hitler or Stalin"

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:48 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 18 October 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

"This one was for the battle of Bone Spur Hill where I took town 700 VietCong with the two 50 calibers I was carrying"

Oh, please. The only thing in his head when he hear's "twin 50s" is this:

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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:10 PM

"no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, now wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour, and no grace": that's our guy: peerless!

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:17 PM

View PostLFC, on 18 October 2019 - 11:37 AM, said:

It goes on equally as accurate.

And as alliterate.
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:30 PM

View PostJackD, on 18 October 2019 - 12:10 PM, said:

"no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, now wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour, and no grace": that's our guy: peerless!
Look, it's not like he reads. If his aides tell him the post was full of superlatives, he'll be elated. On the other hand, if he hears the actual content, he'll be on the phone with Boris Johnson, demanding an investigation and threatening to disband NATO if this perpetuator isn't beheaded at the Tower of London. "The British never helped us at Normandy.......oh wait"
"All glory to the HypnoTrump, or else..."

"It all makes sense when you remind yourself that the GOP is no longer a political party but turned into an organized crime family"

"I hope to live long enough that the name Trump is reviled as much as the name Hitler or Stalin"

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:37 PM

A post full of superlatives: exactly!

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:18 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 18 October 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

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This is an obviously photoshopped picture. That hand is way too large to be Trump's.

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Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

Not only has he never said anything funny, I don't recall ever seeing him laugh. About anything. Ever.
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:30 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 18 October 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

If his aides tell him the post was full of superlatives, he'll be elated.

Once they explained what a superlative is.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:45 PM

View PostLFC, on 18 October 2019 - 11:48 AM, said:

Oh, please. The only thing in his head when he hear's "twin 50s" is this:

Speaking of which...There's an old Army comment about someone who is not quite "there" as needing to have his "Headspace and Timing checked".

This is an adjustment you have to do for all .50Cal MGs. It insures the rounds are chambered and ejected correctly. Or its possible a round can "cook off" after its ejected.

Now that I think about it...(Well.. its IS Friday.)
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 18 October 2019 - 02:18 PM, said:

Not only has he never said anything funny, I don't recall ever seeing him laugh. About anything. Ever.

Now wouldn't he make a wonderful posthumous "Citizen Trump" style study of someone who was always pursuing happiness and admiration but incapable of the first and never satisfied with the other?
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These days, "libertarian" is just a euphemism for a Nazi who's afraid to commit.
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"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." -- Her mother
"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." -- some RINO

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 04:24 PM

View Postindy, on 18 October 2019 - 02:30 PM, said:

Once they explained what a superlative is.

It's something you take when you're really, really constipated, right? (I might be missing a couple of letters now that I look again.)
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 04:26 PM

Constipated: maybe that's why he doesn't smile.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:37 PM

Rep. Francis Roony (R-FL) is pretty much accepting the quid pro quo after Mulvaney's comments. He answered a few questions for the NYT but this answer really explains quite a bit about his supporters. These people are not rational.

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Have you talked to your constituents about this?

They don’t understand how anyone could say anything remotely at variance with President Trump. I’m sorry, but I’m just going to call ‘em like I see ‘em.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:59 PM

View Postindy, on 18 October 2019 - 02:30 PM, said:

Once they explained what a superlative is.

Tell him 'superlative' is a synonym for means the same thing as 'Huuuge'.
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