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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #5955 on: August 04, 2020, 07:57:45 pm »
Well me neither, but 40% of the US still hangs on to his every word like he's the second coming.  Because of that, and some blackmailing, Republican politicians turn a blind eye as he pillages and does whatever he wants.

It's not intelligence... but it's a skill, useful to him and his goals, and no matter how heinous of a human being he may be, I have to give him credit for his ability to manipulate for his personal gain.
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« Reply #5956 on: August 05, 2020, 06:02:14 am »
He wasn't.  He had a bunch of graphs he was told showed favourable data but he could not in any way articulate what they said or why it was favourable. He just blathered on about how you can't compare total deaths with total population without explaining why.  I doubt he came up with the graphs himself, so Total Moron.

Well, thinking about this more: obviously he didn't come up with the graphs, but it was a full set of reports.  Otherwise, the reporter wouldn't have been able to point out the negative reports within the set.  He was able to attempt to highlight the positive aspects.

A huckster, a narcissist, a numbskull but not a complete moron. 

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« Reply #5957 on: August 05, 2020, 08:52:03 am »
Well, thinking about this more: obviously he didn't come up with the graphs, but it was a full set of reports.  Otherwise, the reporter wouldn't have been able to point out the negative reports within the set.  He was able to attempt to highlight the positive aspects.

A huckster, a narcissist, a numbskull but not a complete moron.

BECAUSE SOMEONE TOLD HIM THEY DID THAT! He had no concept of it on his own. You can just tell.
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« Reply #5958 on: August 05, 2020, 09:48:56 am »
BECAUSE SOMEONE TOLD HIM THEY DID THAT! He had no concept of it on his own. You can just tell.

In his world he still was trying to flog his idea that the increase in Covid cases is due to an increase in testing. Following his logic, then a pregnancy test can make you pregnant.

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« Reply #5959 on: August 05, 2020, 10:34:13 am »
BECAUSE SOMEONE TOLD HIM THEY DID THAT! He had no concept of it on his own. You can just tell.

Even if they just hilighted it on the report, he would have to understand what he was pushing. 
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« Reply #5962 on: August 07, 2020, 10:36:17 pm »
I think y'all are setting different standards for what makes someone smart.

Yes, academically, he's a complete imbecile. 

But what he lacks in mental aptitude he makes up for it with his sociopathic, narcissistic tendencies wherein he uses everyone for his personal gain and gets away with it by conning people into thinking he's smart.

As a society we don't often value traits like deceit so we think he's a moron, but let's face it, he's the master con-man.  You have to give him credit for that, even if it's a terrible trait to have.

He's not a master con-man.  Argus said it best several years ago on this site: if he wasn't born into money, he'd be a used car salesman.

 -k

Masked for your safety.
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« Reply #5963 on: August 09, 2020, 02:33:36 pm »
Just hearing a report from CNN that Trump is now interested in having his face added to Mount Rushmore. Can you imagine how embarrasing that would be! Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.
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« Reply #5964 on: August 09, 2020, 05:53:28 pm »
Just hearing a report from CNN that Trump is now interested in having his face added to Mount Rushmore. Can you imagine how embarrasing that would be! Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

Actually, it would be a kind of fitting statement about the US. 
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« Reply #5965 on: August 13, 2020, 11:54:40 am »
Interesting article from the Rolling Stone

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/

A great quote about Trump

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“there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid”.
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« Reply #5966 on: August 13, 2020, 01:19:58 pm »
A great quote about Trump
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“there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid”.

attributed to a British writer, 'Nate Smith'... in response to the question: "Why do many British people not like Donald Trump?" The full response is most noteworthy:




Trump endeared himself to many Britons when he forced the 90+ year old Queen to work around his lard azz!


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« Reply #5967 on: August 13, 2020, 02:47:23 pm »
Nate White I believe but great piece.
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« Reply #5968 on: August 14, 2020, 09:48:29 pm »
To stop people from voting, Trump has ordered that the USPS be hampered so that ballots can’t be sent in on time.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7jkxq/trump-just-admitted-hes-sabotaging-the-usps-to-screw-up-the-election

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President Donald Trump said the quiet part out loud, admitting he’s intentionally withholding money from the U.S. Postal Service to undermine its ability to handle mail-in voting in the 2020 election.

“They need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” Trump said on Fox Business Thursday morning of the states that are implementing universal mail-in voting ahead of the November election. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting, because they’re not equipped to have it.”



https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y3zejw/the-usps-just-admitted-mail-in-ballots-in-pennsylvania-wont-be-delivered-in-time   
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The U.S. Postal Service has admitted that some mail-in ballots in one of November’s key battleground states, Pennsylvania, might not be delivered in time because the state’s deadlines are too tight for its “delivery standards.”

The bombshell revelation came in a letter written by Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of the USPS, on July 29 to Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.


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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #5969 on: August 15, 2020, 01:46:24 am »
notwithstanding the actual original Trump boast/promise was to bring about an all encompassing peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians... to have been brokered by his ministerOfEverything, son-in-law Jared Kushner:

Trump "announces" recent days "normalizing relations" agreement between Israel and... one country, UAE! In actuality, an intent to normalize relations as the agreement won't be officially realized until signed "in 3 weeks". Apparently Trump needed something right now to take the shine off Biden leading in polls and the Kamala Harris announcement as VP choice. And this is how his loyal cadre of azz-kissers lined up to... kiss azz over the announcement! (by the by, the Palestinian authority has denounced this intent to normalize relations between Israel and UAE - go figure!)

of course, Trump acolytes are now calling for a Nobel Peace prize for Trump... the most vocal/prominent call coming from Trump's National Security advisor, Robert O'Brien