Trump World -USA-2019


Hoid
+1
#61
He managed to get nothing but he has inflicted all sorts of damage on lots of people.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#62
Ball is in the Dem. court now to come up with a deal in 3 weeks
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#63
Public disapproval of Trump swells over shutdown as majority of Americans hold president, Republicans responsible

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1



Trump is an avid poll watcher...... .....so it would be reasonable to say that this was the REAL motive behind his plan to temp open the Gov't. If one heard that "speach".....one would know he left himself a few threats that he thinks he can use later. Organized crime has nothing on this bloke...when it comes to threats and manipulation. "god" bless America.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#64
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Ball is in the Dem. court now to come up with a deal in 3 weeks

I guess the MAGAhats got tired of winning. . .
 
Hoid
#65
Not sue what the point of the 30 odd day shut down was.

Does not seem to have accomplished anything at all.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#66
Trump signs bill to open the government, ending the longest shutdown in history

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1



*********

Hoid: the only reason for the shutdown........was a display of power by Trump. Nothing more than a juvenile power play. He could care less about how many people would be negatively affected............until even his own red hatters started to turn against him. (and the polls were showing it)
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#67



 
Blackleaf
#68


It was actually the Indians who were the ones hurling racist abuse and the young men who were the victims of it:

This is a new low for the Twittermob

The media’s attacks on the Covington schoolboys have been alarmingly nasty.



Brendan O'Neill
Editor

21st January 2019



This is a new low for the Twittermob. Not content with hounding celebs who hold views they disapprove of, or extracting apologies from politicians for saying something un-PC, or shaming comedians who crack offensive gags, now they’re going after children. The public shaming of the Covington Catholic schoolboys by the media, by political representatives and by an army of tweeters who love the cheap thrill of hunting down demons, confirms that the 21st-century culture of ritual humiliation has spun out of control. When even teenagers can become the target of the online mob’s insatiable thirst for ‘devils’ to rage against, you know there’s a sickness at the heart of contemporary society.

The hunt started almost as soon as a video was posted online seeming to show the schoolboys taunting a Native American man called Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on Friday. Phillips is banging a drum and chanting while the boys, from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, seem to laugh and chant back at Phillips, possibly in a mocking manner. One of the boys, Nick Sandmann, stands in front of Phillips and stares at him and seems to smirk. Sandmann’s face has appeared everywhere, on the front pages of newspapers, accompanying angry newspaper columns, in countless irate tweets, all of it denouncing him and his friends as scum, essentially. The boys’ most unforgivable crime: they like Trump. Some of them were wearing MAGA caps.

The relish with which the virtue-signalling mob seized upon this footage – and in particular the image of Sandmann’s staring down of a Native American – was astonishing, even by the standards of today’s virtual churn. It isn’t hard to see why it was seized upon. The footage was a dream come true for the anti-Trump and identitarian set. It confirmed their every prejudice – that Trump supporters are bad people, that white boys are gross and over-privileged, that ‘white supremacy’ still stalks the US. The boys were said to be the products of a ‘hate factory’. They were denounced as racists and even compared to school shooters. They embody the rotten ‘spirit of Trumpism’, said conservative commentator Bill Kristol. Then the political world weighed in. The secretary of state of Kentucky and the Catholic diocese of Covington issued statements denouncing the boys. Democratic congresswoman Deb Haaland said the boys symbolised ‘blatant hate, disrespect and intolerance’ and were living proof of how ‘common decency has decayed under this administration’.

This affair does indeed suggest common decency is decaying, but not in the way the haters of these boys would have us believe. The true lack of common decency was among those who turned this group of young boys into the epitome of wickedness, into symbolic devils, into public enemies against whom all virtuous people were expected to rage and splutter.

We now know that what was said about the boys wasn’t even true. A longer video has emerged showing what really happened at the Lincoln Memorial. It was the boys who were subjected to bigoted abuse, not Nathan Phillips. One of the Native American activists says to the boys: ‘White people, go back to Europe.’ They hurl the F-word at the boys. For more than an hour the boys, who were waiting for their school bus, were subjected to obscenities by a small group of Black Hebrew Israelites, a black nationalist religious outfit. The boys were called crackers, faggots, paedophiles, the products of incest. They are told, ‘Your president is a homosexual’. The boys do not shout any insults back. Nathan Phillips enters the picture after the boys had suffered an hour of racialised and homophobic abuse and he starts banging his drum in the boys’ faces. Here is the worst thing about the Twittermob’s globalised naming and shaming of these boys: they were humiliating the victims of the strange events at the Lincoln Memorial.

‘A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes’, someone once said (though probably not Mark Twain). That’s what we have here. These boys have been lied about and misrepresented and unnecessarily demonised on a global scale. Courtesy of a media that gets off on attacking Trump supporters and a virtual sphere that does with tweets what older mobs once did with rotten tomatoes, Sandmann and his friends have had their reputations trashed. ‘Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them… these ****ers’, said comedian Kathy Griffin, not stopping to think how hysterical it is for adult society to want to crush children, harass children, punish children in public. No one stopped to think. That is the problem in the Twittermob era: the supposedly virtuous get carried along on a wave of collective fury in which the thrill of slaying demons comes to override reason and judgement and, yes, common decency.

The irony would be funny if this situation were not so serious: these boys were accused of being bigots, but it is their unhinged media harassers and Twittermobbers who are the true bigots. They pre-judged these boys on the basis of their skin colour and their background, they made things up about them, and there was more than a whiff of anti-Catholicism in the hatred they heaped on these kids. Surely this will give the public-shaming lobby pause for thought. Surely they will realise, now that they have conspired in the global humiliation of teenagers who hadn’t even done anything wrong, that this new bloodsport, this virtual witch-hunting, is immoral and dangerous.

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked and host of the spiked podcast, The Brendan O’Neill Show . Subscribe to the podcast here. And find Brendan on Instagram: @burntoakboy

Picture by: YouTube.

Join Brendan O’Neill, Nadine Strossen and Paul Coleman at ‘Should we be free to hate?’, a Spiked US panel discussion in NYC on 29 January. Get your free tickets here.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/0...he-twittermob/
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#69
Trump's company was employing undocumented workers even as the president demanded a border wall. Now some are getting fired.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1


Would anyone really WANT to work for Trump org.??
 
Tecumsehsbones
#70
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Trump's company was employing undocumented workers even as the president demanded a border wall. Now some are getting fired.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1
Would anyone really WANT to work for Trump org.??

About 35% of registered voters would. At least until they actually did.
 
Walter
+1 / -1
#71
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Trump's company was employing undocumented workers even as the president demanded a border wall. Now some are getting fired.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1


Would anyone really WANT to work for Trump org.??

Totally fake news.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#72
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#73
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Totally fake news.

From the guy who is always posting alt-right fake news. You really are hysterical, Wally.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#74
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Powerful and ever so relevant today. Wisdom not seen today.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#75
Veteran Atlanta journalist breaks down the ‘degeneration’ of the Republican Party in the era of Donald Trump

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/vet..._notifications
 
Hoid
#76
The republican party is dead.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
-1
#77
Trump belittles Ann Coulter after her ‘wimp’ smackdown: ‘Maybe I didn’t return her phone call or something’


https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/tru..._notifications


amazing how much time he has to be just plain petty. Someone should do a time management study on him.......
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#78
https://educateinspirechange.org/alt...e-flag-attacks
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#79
Midway through first term, Trump is failing to meet the public��s expectations for his job performance, Post-ABC poll finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...ational&wpmk=1

Now there's an understatement..
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#80
Trump jokes about people who will die in massive winter storm to hit the Midwest

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/tru..._notifications

Geez......this sociopath is truly sub human.

(those that still support him are of questionable "mental
health"
_
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
-1
#81
Trump’s tariffs completely wiped out Harley-Davidson profits last quarter

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/tru..._notifications
 
coldstream
+1
#82
Harley Davidson would not have existed had not the 'American System', founded by Alexander Hamilton, and comprising tariff protection, affordable and available credit, infrastructure investment, commercial regulation built the U.S. industrial economy through the last half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. As soon as Global Free Trade, Monetarism, banking and market deregulation took hold in the last 50 years, everything started to rust and fall apart.
 
coldstream
+1
#83
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post




Pity Ferlinghetti's Beatnik friends. William Burroughs, Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassidy, Charlie Parker and on. All lived tormented, dissolute, drug and alcohol ravaged lives and, died young. Sucking in that 'sweet land of liberty' as if it meant there are no rules.. and no consequences.
Last edited by coldstream; Jan 29th, 2019 at 01:43 PM..
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#84
‘He’s a formula for failure:’ Lawmakers ditch Trump and negotiate to avert another shutdown

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/whe..._notifications
 
Hoid
#85
I wonder why Trump waited until the democrats took congress to shut down the government over this ridiculous wall.

Wouldn't it have been easier to makes these demands when Ryan was running the show?

Its a toss up as to whether there is something nefarious going on or that's just how smart Trump isn't.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
-1
#86
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I wonder why Trump waited until the democrats took congress to shut down the government over this ridiculous wall.

Wouldn't it have been easier to makes these demands when Ryan was running the show?

Its a toss up as to whether there is something nefarious going on or that's just how smart Trump isn't.

Trump is NOT smart. He was born rich.......started his "career" with megabucks from dady.........was a gifted manipulator and used others to get himself into the public and to stay in the public. while amassing money in whatever ways he could get away with.

Most people are onto him..... at least now ......and more are "waking "up . As in a cult there will always be the devotees that are just blind to is reality.pathology, and total ineffectiveness as a leader. He did not even write his book. The thing is people will 'believe" what they want to believe for their own reasons.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
-1
#87
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Trump is NOT smart. He was born rich.......started his "career" with megabucks from dady.........was a gifted manipulator and used others to get himself into the public and to stay in the public. while amassing money in whatever ways he could get away with.

Most people are onto him..... at least now ......and more are "waking "up . As in a cult there will always be the devotees that are just blind to is reality.pathology, and total ineffectiveness as a leader. He did not even write his book. The thing is people will 'believe" what they want to believe for their own reasons.

Can you be born rich and still be smart ? I seem to remember the last Republican President was also a moron whose daddy bought him the job .
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#88
Trump shut down the government to cover up all the other crap he has been pulling, like fracking and oil drilling in parks and protected lands and planning the invasion of Venezuela to take control of the largest oil reserve on the planet. Like I said, it is always about money and oil. It has nothing to do with helping Venezuelans. Bolton just said so. (see the thread on Venezuela) But the sheeple will eat this shit about helping the poor downtrodden people of Venezuela up... again. Bunch of retards.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#89
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Trump shut down the government to cover up all the other crap he has been pulling, like fracking and oil drilling in parks and protected lands and planning the invasion of Venezuela to take control of the largest oil reserve on the planet. Like I said, it is always about money and oil. It has nothing to do with helping Venezuelans. Bolton just said so. (see the thread on Venezuela) But the sheeple will eat this shit about helping the poor downtrodden people of Venezuela up... again. Bunch of retards.

The invasion force is marshalling as we speak .
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#90
Trump’s NDA ‘scam’ will soon collapse and stories about his ‘roving penis and shady business’ will spill out

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/tru...l-rick-wilson/

who needs a soap opera?? We have one live .....ongoing at the WH.

rule of thumb: whatever Trump says.........the opposite is probably sort of close to "factoids"...

When Trump said he would surround himself with the "best and brightest."...........he forgot to mention n that they would be in the category of criminals. You can't make this stuff up.;
 

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