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Old 12th Dec 2018, 15:44
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50
Concours77, however. He's been, under a variety of names, posting on PPRuNe for nine years, or so.
I know. He had the habit of changing username midstream on the AF447 threads, that is when he wasn't busy jumping down rabbit holes and pulling alternative facts out of his arse.
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 21:17
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Chuks, you may not like Trump’s orange face, but at least he can keep his dentures in place,unlike Nan at the last SOTU. Maybe that’s why she couldn’t keep up with the ongoing man-fight.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 03:26
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Trumps personal lawyer and ‘fix-it’ man, after being sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

“"I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to: the personal ones to me, and those involving the President of the United States of America."

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Old 13th Dec 2018, 04:03
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Funny you should mention that ....

OB, I guess you missed Trump's speech that ended with " ... and God bless the United Shaysh." Here you go:

Then there's the way Trump sometimes needs two hands to have a drink of water:

Trump loves to brag about his superior intelligence, along with unloading on others (often people of color) for being really stoopid. I think Rex Tillerson ("dumb as a rock" according to Trump) needs to cast dignity aside for a moment and challenge him to a comparison of IQ scores. This should be one piece of low-hanging fruit, trying to show that you are more intelligent than a guy who can not spell "tap." You are not going to need to flash a Mensa card for this one.

One obvious source of frustration is the way that people do not ask Trump the obvious questions, such as "Why the fuss about funding for your wall? You already told us, repeatedly, that "°Mexico will pay!" So why are you pestering the Democrats for funding? Mexico will pay, Donald, so go get the money from Mexico.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 04:48
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Well, Chuks, we already had the Mensa-Man for President. He kept telling us that, too. Didn't work out too well, though, and now most of his legacy is limited to the murder capital of America.

Clearly, Rexie never really got into the job as SOS. That was clear from the cold reception he got at Foggy Bottom. Pompey is doing a better job assisting Cesar, though.

But not to worry from your side. There's still Nanny to help you push Trump into the firepit. I was at the Phoenix Zoo today, trying out a new camera lens. Found myself focusing up the backside of a baboon, and immediately thought "I've seen that wrinkly countenance before, and had a flashback to Nanny's goat-like appearance the day before.

In all honesty, though, I'm prepared to put aside my brilliant repartee, and acknowledge that it is indeed a sad sight to see the leadership of the nation entrusted to the likes of Pelosi, Trump, and Schumer. Bernie and the Beast waiting in the wings. The Geriatric States of America. Where the hell are the younger ones? (Not that occluded-cortex one, though, please!)
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 05:36
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I don't think that you can find one reference to membership in Mensa by Barack Obama.

In fact, check out Obama trying to speak off the cuff, no teleprompter. He's smart and he's smooth, but when you take away the props he's a bit shaky. He only comes off as a genius compared to Trump, but I have seen German shepherd dogs that come off that way too.

People tend to forget the role of the speechwriter in whatever the President says. Anyone who chooses to go off-script can sound kind of stupid, and when you get a guy who really is kind of stupid doing that then you get "stupidity squared": Trump! Of course he "love[s] the poorly educated." They are the ones who are ready to take his naked stupidity for authenticity. Somehow a lie told in Trump's garbled English sounds honest to them, because it's the way they also speak ... and try to think. The Arkansas Lard Biscuit as Trump's official Press Secretary? That cornpone accent oozes authenticity, to a Yahoo, even though she's been caught out telling a whole lot of lies, including some real whoppers.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 10:25
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I read recently in the NYT that White House staff actually have crafted some of Trump's messages with spelling errors so as to show his base that he is "like them."

If true, it makes you wonder what historians will say five hundred years from now about a nation in which millions of its citizens prided themselves on low academic achievement and not trying to be better.

The POTUS includes spelling mistakes to relate to people. Beggars belief.

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Old 13th Dec 2018, 15:47
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 17:08
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Now the Russian go between between Vlad and the NRA has plead guilty. Hopefully this will bring down that morally and fiscally bankrupt band of pigs. ( No offense intended to suids.)
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 17:45
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Sultan: Here's a straw. Grasp it!
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 18:13
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The NRA appears to be in financial difficulties, on top of that they are being investigated for funneling Russian money into the 2016 election. Then there's the latest allegations of illegal coordination with the Trump campaign. Sad.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 23:31
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Originally Posted by The Sultan View Post
Now the Russian go between between Vlad and the NRA has plead guilty. Hopefully this will bring down that morally and fiscally bankrupt band of pigs. ( No offense intended to suids.)
Sultan, that was very rude of you to point out that (yet another) top GOP political operative has almost certainly conspired with a Soviet (for it is they) Intelligence agent to gain access and control over key members of the US Government (and the Trump Administration in particular) via access through the NRA (National Russian Assistance) and the National Prayer Breakfast group. The only reason Butina has not been sentenced is she continues to provide much information on her prime conspirators. Erickson is shaping up nicely for his orange jump suit, it'll be just like a Trump rally in the Big House soon.

It's hard to know if this week is a Salem Witch trial or a re-run of the Ethel and Julius Rosenberg spy trials. Top entertainment from the party of traitors, but what about that time Obama wore a tan suit...
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 08:24
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Grasping at straws is what Trump is doing, with his serial lies about whatever it is he and his troupe of clowns have been up to with the Russians.

Trump started with knowing nothing about Russia, having had nothing to do with Russia ... even though that dimbulb son, Donald, Jr,, had already told a reporter (albeit one just looking into how the Trump Organization was financing golf courses at a time when most people were not into that because of steeply declining revenues) that the secret ingredient for them was Russian money (what most probably was money laundering). Now we have got him to the stage of saying, in his usual scatter-brain way, that everyone knew what was going on (false); that it was perfectly legal (no, most probably illegal, the reason he tried to hide what he's been up to); that it might be illegal but only a civil offence (Nope, it was a felony, the reason Cohen just drew 3 years in prison.); and that if it was illegal then that was the fault of that rat bastard weakling Michael Cohen, some lawyer he sort of vaguely knew but depended upon utterly to get everything right about everything from hush money to porn stars to pretty much everything else that was quasi-legal for years and years and years (and if you believe that one, we can make you a deal on the Brooklyn Bridge) ....

I get a lot of my liberal prejudices (here on open display, I know) from the pages of the New Yorker, including even their cartoons. There was one not so long ago where the defendent was giving testimony along the lines of "I pointed my gun at him and I squeezed the trigger. Suddenly, a shot rang out!" Not that Trump knows what the "passive voice" is, just that he likes to use it a hell of a lot when it comes to whatever he's been up to. It's all "Hillary's e-mails were hacked," not, "We got Hillary's hacked e-mails from Wiki-leaks who got them from the Russians because we set it up that way because we sort of thought doing this might be kind of bigly illegal except that it's okay because now Trump is President and you are not so 'Suck it, liberal weenies.'"

Stuff in Trump's world just sort of happens. The Vietnam War draft gets dodged; contractors go unpaid; casinos go bust; people enrol in a fake university and get scammed; big, fat lies get told; and none of this should be blamed on Donald Trump because he has never had to take responsibility for anything, ever, because he is Donald Trump.

My life as a libtard became empty and meaningless when Nixon climbed the steps of Marine One, gave us those crazy double "V for victory" gestures, and vanished into California exile. Whom to hate now? Sani Abacha? Nah, too far gone, that one. Donald Trump was just a wart on the rump of New York City, nothing much to think about until just a few years ago, but talk about being careful what you wish for ... he's way past Nixon, so that he hangs over my little, liberal world like a big, orange moon, the personification of everything hateful.

I actually have to take a break now by checking out what the AfD is up to here in Germany, since they are some sort of Nazi-lite, alt-right thing, but way short of Trump when it comes to trying to get away with stuff. One of their leading lights just got herself and the AfD in trouble for taking six-figure sums from Switzerland for her election campaign, when you could compare that to Trump's pay-off to those two women, since both things count as illegal campaign contributions. The difference, though, is that the hammer came down right away on this mad AfD bint, where our Donald may just get away Scott Free.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 09:03
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Originally Posted by Uncle Fred View Post
I read recently in the NYT that White House staff actually have crafted some of Trump's messages with spelling errors so as to show his base that he is "like them."

If true, it makes you wonder what historians will say five hundred years from now about a nation in which millions of its citizens prided themselves on low academic achievement and not trying to be better.

The POTUS includes spelling mistakes to relate to people. Beggars belief.
Trump's whole election strategy was based on the assumption that most americans are incredibly stupid (barely sentient, in fact). At the time I thought it was a rash, doomed strategy, but then he won the election. That really does lead me to wonder if the sad truth is simply that his assumption was justified - the postings from his apologists on here certainly do little to refute it. People get the politicians they deserve, and perhaps in this case the smocking gun is the american populace...

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Old 14th Dec 2018, 15:19
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
Trump's whole election strategy was based on the assumption that most americans are incredibly stupid (barely sentient, in fact). At the time I thought it was a rash, doomed strategy, but then he won the election. That really does lead me to wonder if the sad truth is simply that his assumption was justified - the postings from his apologists on here certainly do little to refute it. People get the politicians they deserve, and perhaps in this case the smocking gun is the american populace...

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Gotta agree with most of your post except for the snipe about posters on this site.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 17:25
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
Gotta agree with most of your post except for the snipe about posters on this site.
Given the not insignificant number of posters here who were convinced, without a shred of evidence, that the mail bombs were a false flag operation, seems fair game to me. Such people generally occupy a lunatic section of society with the troofers. Which is why it's particularly funny to see them maintaining they represent American popular option. They couldn't even get more votes than the worst democrat candidate in my lifetime.

We all know conspiracy theorists are not to be taken seriously. But they are good entertainment. And a brit sure needs that right now!

There is a serious point though about the complete entrenchment of postions in the modern world. People don't want to be right, they just want to blow raspberries at the otherr side. I assume some of these posters are mature people, but it is the Internet so who knows? No pride, honour, integrity. Anything is fine, as long as someone on the other side can be identified who possibly also did something bad? That's how I behaved with my sister when I was four. Is this how great countries were built?

Worth mentioning, I may be left, but I am happy to say I am not happy at all that Jeremy Corbyn is Labour leader and happily accept his many flaws. What kind of crazy do you have to be to be unable to say that about as disgusting a man as Trump?
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 18:07
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
Trump's whole election strategy was based on the assumption that most americans are incredibly stupid (barely sentient, in fact). At the time I thought it was a rash, doomed strategy, but then he won the election. That really does lead me to wonder if the sad truth is simply that his assumption was justified - the postings from his apologists on here certainly do little to refute it. People get the politicians they deserve, and perhaps in this case the smocking gun is the american populace...

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Couldn't help but chuckle at you throwing insults towards American voter's intelligence only to be followed up by "smocking gun" on your part.

Pretty sure he's not your President so you can relax. He was as elected on the promise of what he could do, not look like a version of the past number of Presidents. In some areas he has succeeded. I couldn't be happier with his SCOTUS choices and other domestic and foreign policy areas he is highlighting are in line with my beliefs.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 18:13
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Couldn't help but chuckle at you throwing insults towards American voter's intelligence only to be followed up by "smocking gun" on your part.

Pretty sure he's not your President so you can relax. He was as elected on the promise of what he could do, not look like a version of the past number of Presidents. In some areas he has succeeded. I couldn't be happier with his SCOTUS choices and other domestic and foreign policy areas he is highlighting are in line with my beliefs.
Actually, Trump used the term smocking gun multiple times in one tweet.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 18:30
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 19:18
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Actually, Trump used the term smocking gun multiple times in one tweet.
Yes, that's what I was alluding to. Sadly WC has just tended to illustrate my point.

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