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Title: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on July 27, 2017, 06:27:37 PM
Can we just start a thread about the dumpster volcano that is the White House comms department? Too late for poor old Spicey (RIP) but just in time for Anthony "Big Tony" "Mooch" "Gucci" Scaramucci, who just might be a lunatic. Here's (http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon) him getting nuts with a New Yorker columnist last night.

It just keeps on coming, doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on July 27, 2017, 07:24:03 PM
This guy is such a slimeball, he makes Dick Nixon look clean.
I'm technically referring to Scaramucci here, but you can subsititute "Trump" with no problems.
I am at least reasonably confident that Trump may end up in prison now, so that's good at least.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on July 27, 2017, 07:40:32 PM
Frankly, I want The Mooch to take over the lectern, too.

You'd need premium cable to watch.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on July 27, 2017, 07:42:58 PM
The Apprentice:  White House Edition, Season One, sure is fun to watch.  Although I hope it gets cancelled soon.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on July 27, 2017, 08:32:49 PM
The Apprentice:  White House Edition, Season One, sure is fun to watch.  Although I hope it gets cancelled soon.

 :clap: Well done, sir. I commend you.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on July 28, 2017, 10:06:06 AM
The Apprentice:  White House Edition, Season One, sure is fun to watch.  Although I hope it gets cancelled soon.

 :clap: Well done, sir. I commend you.

I'm still surprised someone in the studio's greenlighted this project.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on July 28, 2017, 10:23:52 AM
The Apprentice:  White House Edition, Season One, sure is fun to watch.  Although I hope it gets cancelled soon.

 :clap: Well done, sir. I commend you.

I'm still surprised someone in the studio's greenlighted this project.

Yeah.  The viewers asked for a different show. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on July 28, 2017, 10:40:05 AM
worst pres in my lifetime - including Nixon
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on July 28, 2017, 11:48:46 AM
worst pres in my lifetime - including Nixon
Yeah, not even comparable to any other president.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on July 28, 2017, 02:17:10 PM
Whenever you think it can't get more chaotic, it does. And to see it all crumbling so quickly, the rest of the world moving on in a post american leadership way, its astounding. I wonder if the damage being done is reversible, or if this is just the beginning of the fall from grace.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on July 28, 2017, 02:22:32 PM
Whenever you think it can't get more chaotic, it does. And to see it all crumbling so quickly, the rest of the world moving on in a post american leadership way, its astounding. I wonder if the damage being done is reversible, or if this is just the beginning of the fall from grace.

Pretty sure the fall from grace goes back to Watergate or even JFK's assassination. 

It's just a whole lot more obvious now.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 28, 2017, 02:43:00 PM
I will never forgive the Mooch for putting the mental image of Steve Bannon self-sucking in my head.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on July 28, 2017, 04:05:09 PM
worst pres in my lifetime - including Nixon

It depresses me to believe, but I bet there are millions of Americans who vehemently disagree with that statement
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on July 28, 2017, 06:56:29 PM
RIP Reince.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Augustus on July 28, 2017, 07:32:33 PM
The President of the United States of America was on Long Island today to address a recent growth in gang violence here.
His rally was only open to police.
He endorsed police brutality.

https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/s/g6xev/video-trump-endorses-police-brutality-during-ms-13-talk-long-island?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=politics+%26+government&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=smithtown

This guy!!!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on July 28, 2017, 07:37:00 PM
This guy is even making augusto post in the politics threads!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on July 28, 2017, 08:17:28 PM
This guy is even making augusto post in the politics threads!

 :-o
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 28, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
This guy is even making augusto post in the politics threads!

 :-o

oh shit.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 28, 2017, 08:22:10 PM
This guy is even making augusto post in the politics threads!

 :-o

oh shit.

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2874597/kramer-s-worlds-collide-theory-o.gif)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Augustus on July 28, 2017, 09:03:43 PM
Up next, Video Games thread.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 29, 2017, 12:59:27 AM
This guy is even making augusto post in the politics threads!

This fucking guy

Mind blown gif

Chalk Dust doe
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on July 29, 2017, 07:18:36 AM
RIP Reince.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

/me queues up Queen...
"...And another one's gone, and another one's gone..."
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 29, 2017, 09:56:15 AM
Gold, Jerry...

http://www.theonion.com/infographic/onion-fact-checks-anthony-scaramuccis-new-yorker-i-56502 (http://www.theonion.com/infographic/onion-fact-checks-anthony-scaramuccis-new-yorker-i-56502)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on July 30, 2017, 03:45:15 PM
The best political journalism I've read in years
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on July 31, 2017, 02:41:20 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 31, 2017, 02:59:34 PM
Total fucking shitshow.

Guess you can lock this thread, VDB.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on July 31, 2017, 03:00:53 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

 :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on July 31, 2017, 03:07:07 PM
Nooooooooo!  :evil:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on July 31, 2017, 03:27:38 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 31, 2017, 03:58:32 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said

Oooof

You don't normally work so blue, KB. I like it.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on July 31, 2017, 04:02:02 PM
Total fucking shitshow.

Guess you can lock this thread, VDB.

understatement.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on July 31, 2017, 04:21:00 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said

lol
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 31, 2017, 04:40:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/c6aYgLY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 31, 2017, 04:43:58 PM
also this...

(http://i.imgur.com/ugO8ER1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on July 31, 2017, 05:03:12 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said

Oooof

You don't normally work so blue, KB. I like it.

So the President of the United States, his daughter Ivanka, and various ex-WH staffers walk into a talent agent's office.....
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 31, 2017, 05:28:49 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said

Oooof

You don't normally work so blue, KB. I like it.

So the President of the United States, his daughter Ivanka, and various ex-WH staffers walk into a talent agent's office.....

Screen doors on a submarine?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on July 31, 2017, 06:19:53 PM
/me queues up Queen...
"...And another one's gone, and another one's gone..."

This one didn't last very long.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on July 31, 2017, 06:21:28 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard The Mooch didn't last long, eh?

That's what his kid said

Oooof

You don't normally work so blue, KB. I like it.

So the President of the United States, his daughter Ivanka, and various ex-WH staffers walk into a talent agent's office.....
yada, yada, yada,
... The Aristocrats!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 01, 2017, 12:52:57 PM
Flashback!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/taibbi-anthony-scaramucci-era-will-be-freakish-embarrassing-short-w494718
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 02, 2017, 06:37:30 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 02, 2017, 07:27:01 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 02, 2017, 07:47:26 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.

Did you see king douche, I mean Stephen Millers freakout with a reporter at the press conference today?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 02, 2017, 08:29:36 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.

Did you see king douche, I mean Stephen Millers freakout with a reporter at the press conference today?
No, but I'm about to look that up!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 02, 2017, 08:45:46 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.

Did you see king douche, I mean Stephen Millers freakout with a reporter at the press conference today?
No, but I'm about to look that up!

I forgot that dickhole existed.  Man, this president sure knows how to pick 'em.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 02, 2017, 10:42:59 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.

Did you see king douche, I mean Stephen Millers freakout with a reporter at the press conference today?
No, but I'm about to look that up!

I forgot that dickhole existed.  Man, this president sure knows how to pick 'em.

Well, now its if you speak english or invest in the Kush' company
 :-o

www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-attorney-subpoenas-kushner-cos-over-investment-for-visa-program-1501717119
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 02, 2017, 10:47:14 PM
so, now they want to pass a bill that won't let you immigrate unless you already speak English

WTF???
Lol and no one has stepped up to bitch slap this asshole yet. I don't understand how we got here.

Did you see king douche, I mean Stephen Millers freakout with a reporter at the press conference today?
No, but I'm about to look that up!

I forgot that dickhole existed.  Man, this president sure knows how to pick 'em.

Well, now its if you speak english or invest in the Kush' company
 :-o

www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-attorney-subpoenas-kushner-cos-over-investment-for-visa-program-1501717119

I literally lol'd.
Watched at setbreak.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 07, 2017, 05:12:26 PM
trump tv and real news....interesting. and it continues to get crazier...good times
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 07, 2017, 08:34:50 PM
trump tv and real news....interesting. and it continues to get crazier...good times
It's fucking mind blowing
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 08, 2017, 04:58:15 PM
wtf is wrong with this guy? in re: to North Korea's furthering development of nuclear weapons...

Quote
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

This is what it looks like when two fucking psychopaths are on a collision course.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 08, 2017, 05:06:33 PM
yep. the 2 most emotionally unstable world leaders are at it on central stage.

This is where Kelley kidnaps Trump and takes over - or puts Pence in charge

 :frustrated: :frustrated:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 08, 2017, 05:30:15 PM
yep. the 2 most emotionally unstable world leaders are at it on central stage.

This is where Kelley kidnaps Trump and takes over - or puts Pence in charge

 :frustrated: :frustrated:

I understand Gen Kelly was brought in to bring some order to this administration, but ultimately it's Trump that's the issue, and no one is going to be able to keep his mouth shut. Motherfucker has zero impulse control. He's a fucking maniac.

/obvious statements

 :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 08, 2017, 05:33:49 PM
that's why Kelley has to kidnap him

I'm pretty sure I saw a movie with a similar story line
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 08, 2017, 05:38:58 PM
yep. the 2 most emotionally unstable world leaders are at it on central stage.

This is where Kelley kidnaps Trump and takes over - or puts Pence in charge

 :frustrated: :frustrated:

We can only hope.  :|
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 08, 2017, 07:43:47 PM
Oh lord, that "Trump TV" stuff is laughably, transparently, pathetically unhelpful.

And you know millions of people will take it as chapter and verse.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 08, 2017, 07:47:33 PM

This Atlantic article is like literally the longest read ever but it puts your current state bullshit politics into a historical perspective:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 08, 2017, 11:22:34 PM
Trump retweets Fox News story said to contain leaked classified info (http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/politics/trump-retweet-fox-news-north-korea-story-haley/index.html).

Your move, Sessions.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 08, 2017, 11:45:45 PM
yep. the 2 most emotionally unstable world leaders are at it on central stage.

This is where Kelley kidnaps Trump and takes over - or puts Pence in charge

 :frustrated: :frustrated:
We can only hope, and I'm no fan of Mike Pence, but at least he's not a child.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on August 09, 2017, 09:42:36 AM
Do we really know if the new Lil' Kim is actually unstable?  He might just be clever, and playing a role.

Regardless, we should let those two settle it elementary school playground style.  A slap-fight, then they both cry while the adults separate them.


Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 09, 2017, 10:04:48 AM
An excerpt from Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World," first published in 1995.  :|

(http://i.imgur.com/ercHGLc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 09, 2017, 10:16:14 AM
Wednesday morning quick-hitters!

1. Trump was pissed (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-clings-to-control-of-his-twitter-feed-as-john-kelly-consolidates-authority/article/2630900) when he found out CoS Kelly wanted to control his Twitter use.

2. Only in these wild and contradictory times could you see Stephen Miller say (https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/895081686681124864) "President Trump's the most gifted politician of our time, and he's the best orator to hold that office in generations." and conclude there may actually be something to it.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 15, 2017, 08:27:32 PM
Quote
"I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement. The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement. But you don't make statements that direct unless you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. ... I want to know the facts."

really??
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 15, 2017, 08:48:31 PM
This fucking guy.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 16, 2017, 09:33:39 AM
This fucking piece of shit ignorant racist ass motherfucker president and all the dumb fucks that supported him guy.

fyp. just felt like your original post didn't quite capture the mood appropriately.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 16, 2017, 11:06:35 AM
His insatiable desire to be lauded consistently drives him into the arms of the most uncritical, fringe elements of his support base. I think he's going to discover the limits of how far that base can propel him.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 16, 2017, 12:15:48 PM
You mean, like, beyond President?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 16, 2017, 12:30:02 PM
Beyond one term, for example. Beyond sputtering around in chaos, bereft of policy achievements.

He needed more than just white nationalists to get elected. This is blasphemous in some circles, but I maintain that not every person who pulled the lever for Trump was motivated by pure, vile racism. So, the more that he alienates people occupying anything close to the middle, the more isolated and hopeless his presidency will become.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 16, 2017, 02:44:05 PM
Beyond one term, for example. Beyond sputtering around in chaos, bereft of policy achievements.

He needed more than just white nationalists to get elected. This is blasphemous in some circles, but I maintain that not every person who pulled the lever for Trump was motivated by pure, vile racism. So, the more that he alienates people occupying anything close to the middle, the more isolated and hopeless his presidency will become.

Of course not everyone who voted for him was motivated by pure, vile racism....but knowing that was his character was not enough not to vote for him either. I don't give a fuck if you liked his ideas on immigration, health care policy, or whatever "motivated" someone to pull the lever for him, but it required swallowing the idea that yeah, he has racist views, and yeah I'm aligning with others that have racist views and putting myself in the same camp as racist groups, buuuuuuut I can overlook that. Yeah....ha ha ha ha...the absurdity of this conversation even in 2017 is ludicrous.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 18, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
And Bannon is out.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on August 18, 2017, 02:49:59 PM
(http://cdn1.thecomeback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/dumpsterfire.png)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: sunrisevt on August 18, 2017, 07:13:06 PM
Honestly, I think the "dumpster fire" metaphor is inappropriate. Dumpster fires shed light and heat, and dispose of garbage. The Trump presidency does none of those.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 18, 2017, 07:40:56 PM
Honestly, I think the "dumpster fire" metaphor is inappropriate. Dumpster fires shed light and heat, and dispose of garbage. The Trump presidency does none of those.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

 :clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 18, 2017, 07:52:59 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 18, 2017, 09:08:32 PM
I did nazi that comimg.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 19, 2017, 12:00:57 AM
I did nazi that comimg.

 :clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 19, 2017, 12:15:35 PM
I did nazi that comimg.

 :clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 22, 2017, 02:37:01 PM
Quote
From 2011:


When will we stop wasting our money on rebuilding Afghanistan? We must rebuild our country first.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2011 


From 2012:


It is time to get out of Afghanistan. We are building roads and schools for people that hate us. It is not in our national interests.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2012 


84% of US troops wounded & 70% of our brave men & women killed in Afghanistan have all come under Obama. Time to get out of there.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2012 


From 2013:


We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let's get out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2013 


I agree with Pres. Obama on Afghanistan. We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money -- rebuild the U.S.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2013 


Do not allow our very stupid leaders to sign a deal that keeps us in Afghanistan through 2024-with all costs by U.S.A. MAKE AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2013

What a joke
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 22, 2017, 02:53:50 PM
They sat him down and had the talk.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 22, 2017, 03:01:22 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on August 22, 2017, 03:04:39 PM
They sat him down and had the talk.

The "We have always been at War with Eastasia" talk?

They definitely haven't taken him to Area 51 and given him the "Aliens are real, look, here are some bodies" talk.
He would have tweeted everyone by now.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 22, 2017, 03:49:41 PM
They sat him down and had the talk.

The thing is, he's adding 4,000 troops. A drop in the bucket. The "address to the nation" was just staged to make him look presidential. He is not fundamentally changing the Obama-era strategy at all.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 22, 2017, 04:12:04 PM
I hate to sound like I'm agreeing with him on something but,
even though I'm against escalation of almost any conflict, including this one, I never felt comfortable with the public timetables for troop withdrawal when there is no signed agreement / armistice.

of course, one of his motives, for everything he does, is to put down Obama

what shouldn't be lost in the noise is the continued anti - science, anti-environment (and therefore anti-human health) moves by these assholes
Quote
Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards

CNN)The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters.

A letter from the Interior Department directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to "cease all work" on a study of the potential health risks of mountaintop removal mining for people living near surface coal mine sites in central Appalachia. The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that it had "put on hold" $1 million in funding for the two-year project as part of a review of its grants, which is focused on "responsibly using taxpayer dollars."
"The Trump Administration is dedicated to responsibly using taxpayer dollars and that includes the billions of dollars in grants that are doled out every year by the Department of the Interior," the statement said.
Still, the National Academies -- a nongovernmental institution that researches and advises the government on science and technology -- plans to move forward with part of the research, and will hold previously scheduled public meetings this week in Kentucky, the Academies said in a statement.
Political reaction was swift to the Trump administration's decision to suspend the study of "the potential relationship between increased health risks and living in proximity to sites that have been or are being mined or reclaimed for surface coal deposits," which began last year and was expected to take two years to complete.
The battle over science in the Trump administration
The battle over science in the Trump administration
"Mountaintop removal mining has been shown to cause lung cancer, heart disease, and other medical problems," Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking democrat on the House Committee of Natural Resources, said in a statement.
"Clearly this administration and the Republican Party are trying to stop the National Academy of Sciences from uncovering exactly how harmful this practice is," Grijalva said.
"It's infuriating that Trump would halt this study on the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining, research that people in Appalachia have been demanding for years," said Bill Price, Senior Appalachia Organizing Representative for environmental advocacy group Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign.
A growing controversy
Scientists estimate that mountaintop removal mining, a form of surface mining, has occurred on at least 500 Appalachian mountaintops. It became popular in the late 1960s as a way of harvesting coal deposits too thin to work from a coal mine.
In this form of mining, the land is first cleared of forests and vegetation, then explosives are used to break up the first layer of rock into smaller pieces known as "spoil."
A 2010 Government Accountability Office report, apparently the most recent available on the subject, showed that in 2008, West Virginia produced 69 million tons of coal from surface mining. Kentucky produced 51 million tons, while Virginia and Tennessee followed with 9 million and 2 million, respectively.
That soil and rock mixture is supposed to be returned to the land after mining is complete, but often is placed as fill in nearby valleys, which can also block headwaters of streams. In addition, when the mined coal is cleaned, a "slurry" of toxic hard metals such as lead, arsenic, manganese, sodium, and sulfate is produced that makes its way into local streams and ground wells. It's that toxic mixture that is believed to be linked to various health problems in the local Appalachian communities.
One study linked mountaintop mining to increased lung and kidney disease rates, as well as elevated death rates in surrounding communities. Another found an increase in birth defects.
"Stopping this study is a ploy to stop science in its tracks and keep the public in the dark about health risks as a favor to the mining industry, pure and simple," Grijalva said. "Every time some reckless industry hurts working people, this administration is there to provide political cover."
The National Academies statement said that the group's hope is that the Trump administration will resume the study.
"The National Academies believes this is an important study and we stand ready to resume it as soon as the Department of the Interior review is completed," the statement said. "We are grateful to our committee members for their dedication to carrying forward with this study."
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 22, 2017, 04:27:37 PM
They sat him down and had the talk.

The "We have always been at War with Eastasia" talk?

something like that....
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 22, 2017, 04:33:13 PM
It's goddamn wack-a-mole. 2 weeks ago, we're playing nuclera chicken with North Korea, last week, we're boiling over racial tensions and his overt racism, this week, Afghanistan. It's all distractions, meanwhile, underneath it all, they're slowly chipping away at things, as slslbs points out, that we won't see the consequences of for years, and also won't in the moment, flip out about. It's a fucking disaster.

'Murica!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ph92 on August 22, 2017, 05:13:17 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

What happened to good ol' locally sourced meth? Only sourced from the finest ingredients found in the states, keeping our citizens employed and productive (on nothing in particular).
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 22, 2017, 05:58:04 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

Because we don't need to be, those countries rely on friendly trade relations with the US for their economic viability.

The Taliban was a bit less hospitable to not only the US, but also to opium and heroin production. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 23, 2017, 09:21:25 AM
The thing is, he's adding 4,000 troops. A drop in the bucket.

Well that's a 50% increase from current levels. Hardly a drop in the bucket.

He is not fundamentally changing the Obama-era strategy at all.

And that's a good thing?!?

nuclera chicken

Nuclera Chicken was the name of my prog band in high school.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 23, 2017, 10:16:34 AM
"We've ended the war on beautiful, clean coal."
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on August 23, 2017, 12:44:30 PM
yesterdays rally = chugging along of the shit show train

choo choo...
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ph92 on August 23, 2017, 01:40:44 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

Because we don't need to be, those countries rely on friendly trade relations with the US for their economic viability.

The Taliban was a bit less hospitable to not only the US, but also to opium and heroin production. 
I'm not well versed but my understanding is that they were using the opium trade to raise money?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 23, 2017, 06:07:22 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

Because we don't need to be, those countries rely on friendly trade relations with the US for their economic viability.

The Taliban was a bit less hospitable to not only the US, but also to opium and heroin production. 
I'm not well versed but my understanding is that they were using the opium trade to raise money?

The Taliban shut down all opium cultivation, as well as they could at least, because it's forbidden by Islamic law.

I'm sure you already know, but the big driver of the heroin epidemic is the feds cracking down on oxycontin. However, Afghanistan opening shop back up is definitely another piece of the puzzle. And since we are at "war" with them the CIA is once again right in the middle of all the action. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ph92 on August 23, 2017, 07:48:40 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

Because we don't need to be, those countries rely on friendly trade relations with the US for their economic viability.

The Taliban was a bit less hospitable to not only the US, but also to opium and heroin production. 
I'm not well versed but my understanding is that they were using the opium trade to raise money?

The Taliban shut down all opium cultivation, as well as they could at least, because it's forbidden by Islamic law.

I'm sure you already know, but the big driver of the heroin epidemic is the feds cracking down on oxycontin. However, Afghanistan opening shop back up is definitely another piece of the puzzle. And since we are at "war" with them the CIA is once again right in the middle of all the action. 
That I did not know.. here I thought through all this propaganda that they were selling it to find themselves and weaken people in the states.

But yeah i am very familiar of that crackdown and the subsequent turn to dope.  I guess that kind of stuff will always be a problem. Now everyone is just turning to synthetic opiates cause, just like dope, they're cheaper and stronger. But I guess with all our trade with China and India, I don't see that shit slowing down anytime soon
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 23, 2017, 08:49:30 PM
Heroin is a helluva drug. 
True. But we're not at war with China and India, but their fentnyl is everywhere.

Because we don't need to be, those countries rely on friendly trade relations with the US for their economic viability.

The Taliban was a bit less hospitable to not only the US, but also to opium and heroin production. 
I'm not well versed but my understanding is that they were using the opium trade to raise money?

The Taliban shut down all opium cultivation, as well as they could at least, because it's forbidden by Islamic law.

I'm sure you already know, but the big driver of the heroin epidemic is the feds cracking down on oxycontin. However, Afghanistan opening shop back up is definitely another piece of the puzzle. And since we are at "war" with them the CIA is once again right in the middle of all the action. 
That I did not know.. here I thought through all this propaganda that they were selling it to find themselves and weaken people in the states.

But yeah i am very familiar of that crackdown and the subsequent turn to dope.  I guess that kind of stuff will always be a problem. Now everyone is just turning to synthetic opiates cause, just like dope, they're cheaper and stronger. But I guess with all our trade with China and India, I don't see that shit slowing down anytime soon

Ain't nobody gonna stop 'merica from 'mericaing. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 25, 2017, 09:17:45 PM
This guy.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/politics/sheriff-joe-arpaio-donald-trump-pardon/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/politics/sheriff-joe-arpaio-donald-trump-pardon/index.html)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 25, 2017, 10:41:48 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: pcr3 on August 25, 2017, 11:23:13 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

He has moved past trying at this point.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 26, 2017, 10:35:17 AM

If Trump took an oath to uphold the constitution, how can he - from a legal perspective - pardon someone who is charged with violating the constitution?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: birdman on August 26, 2017, 10:40:03 AM

If Trump took an oath to uphold the constitution, how can he - from a legal perspective - pardon someone who is charged with violating the constitution?
logic went out the window months ago
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on August 26, 2017, 11:08:39 AM
The presidential pardon seems to – forgive me – trump everything else.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 26, 2017, 02:25:17 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it. It's like he saw the pushback as a fucking dare. What a goddamned child.

Fuck both those guys, hard.


If Trump took an oath to uphold the constitution, how can he - from a legal perspective - pardon someone who is charged with violating the constitution?

Executive discretion vis a vis pardons is extremely broad. Good read on it >>>
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/26/us/politics/trump-pardon-joe-arpaio-constitution.html

ETA:  this Phoenix New Times thread has been all over, but here it is if you haven't seen it. A thoroughly disgusting account of an absolutely despicable human being.
https://twitter.com/phoenixnewtimes/status/901263384087334914
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 26, 2017, 02:29:58 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it.

I fear you still don't get it.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 26, 2017, 02:46:32 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it.

I fear you still don't get it.

What's that?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 26, 2017, 06:52:05 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 26, 2017, 08:17:29 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 26, 2017, 08:43:49 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 26, 2017, 08:54:57 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 26, 2017, 10:17:11 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

Dudes, and I mean this with nothing but the utmost love and respect, if you think Franken would win the primary let alone the general, you might - MIGHT - wanna step out of that liberal bubble of yours and have a look around. I don't know if Franken would win the primary let alone the general.

I figured you'd be all over the Kasich-Hickenlooper joint ticket rumors, Dan.

https://www.axios.com/2020-rumblings-gop-dem-combo-potential-emerges-2476905475.html
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on August 26, 2017, 10:26:48 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

 :clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 26, 2017, 10:52:11 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

Dudes, and I mean this with nothing but the utmost love and respect, if you think Franken would win the primary let alone the general, you might - MIGHT - wanna step out of that liberal bubble of yours and have a look around. I don't know if Franken would win the primary let alone the general.

I figured you'd be all over the Kasich-Hickenlooper joint ticket rumors, Dan.

https://www.axios.com/2020-rumblings-gop-dem-combo-potential-emerges-2476905475.html

Franken is pretty moderate, actually.  He's only slightly left of HRC, though WAY more likable.

So, I'm not sure I follow your argument.  Or are you saying that nobody will take him seriously because he's a funny guy? 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 26, 2017, 11:22:26 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

Dudes, and I mean this with nothing but the utmost love and respect, if you think Franken would win the primary let alone the general, you might - MIGHT - wanna step out of that liberal bubble of yours and have a look around. I don't know if Franken would win the primary let alone the general.

I figured you'd be all over the Kasich-Hickenlooper joint ticket rumors, Dan.

https://www.axios.com/2020-rumblings-gop-dem-combo-potential-emerges-2476905475.html

Franken is pretty moderate, actually.  He's only slightly left of HRC, though WAY more likable.

So, I'm not sure I follow your argument.  Or are you saying that nobody will take him seriously because he's a funny guy?

Well it was a joke more than an argument. But I'm just having a hard time seeing the path for a junior senator from Minnefuckinsota. I mean, even if he flips WI and MI, he'd still need OH or PA. I don't see him winning PA and you'd know better than me about OH but that seems like a stretch as well.

Obviously still a long way out, but I'm not sure who Ds could put up that's a slam dunk even against this jizzbucket (unless he nukes the shit out of N Korea or some shit). I think a primary challenger unseating him is more likely at this point.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on August 27, 2017, 12:25:59 PM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

Dudes, and I mean this with nothing but the utmost love and respect, if you think Franken would win the primary let alone the general, you might - MIGHT - wanna step out of that liberal bubble of yours and have a look around. I don't know if Franken would win the primary let alone the general.

I figured you'd be all over the Kasich-Hickenlooper joint ticket rumors, Dan.

https://www.axios.com/2020-rumblings-gop-dem-combo-potential-emerges-2476905475.html

Franken is pretty moderate, actually.  He's only slightly left of HRC, though WAY more likable.

So, I'm not sure I follow your argument.  Or are you saying that nobody will take him seriously because he's a funny guy?

Well it was a joke more than an argument. But I'm just having a hard time seeing the path for a junior senator from Minnefuckinsota. I mean, even if he flips WI and MI, he'd still need OH or PA. I don't see him winning PA and you'd know better than me about OH but that seems like a stretch as well.

Obviously still a long way out, but I'm not sure who Ds could put up that's a slam dunk even against this jizzbucket (unless he nukes the shit out of N Korea or some shit). I think a primary challenger unseating him is more likely at this point.

They definitely do not have any clear superstars at this point, that's for sure.  But I think there are a few who could beat him.  Franken, as already mentioned, has what it takes for the same reasons that Sherrod Brown of OH would be a good pick.  He has tons of credibility on economic issues (guy was against NAFTA back when it first became a thing) and he's able to excite the base while still coming off as the kinda folksy midwesterner that he is.

Tulsi Gabbard is someone who I think could have a real shot, too.  She's young and energetic and a war hero and is new enough to still have outsider appeal.  In a bygone era, her only drawback would be that she's a JR house rep, but in post-trump America any experience is more than enough. 

Any of those three would make great nominees, imo.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on August 27, 2017, 06:25:36 PM
Hmm junior senator from the midwest with no chance, where have I heard that before . . .
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 27, 2017, 07:27:15 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it.

I fear you still don't get it.

What's that?

I just feel youve never taken the threat this fucker is seriously.
Like, why would you think he wouldn't pardon this fucking pig?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 28, 2017, 09:39:23 AM
On Bill Maher's show Friday Paul Begala suggested that pardoning that racist Sherriff was also a message to those who colluded in the Russia cover-up that Trump will pardon them.

The only article I could find about people actually doing something about the pardon was on The Atlantic:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/how-will-the-courts-respond-to-the-arpaio-pardon/538137/

Quote
But increasingly, the question for the court—as for Congress, and for the country—is whether the republic survives not against external threat but against an unprecedented unremitting internal assault. A sense of proportion is necessary in crisis and calm; and even in the midst of shocking official misbehavior, the Arpaio pardon crosses a line. Trump has made it clear that the limits of the law, and the powers of the courts, hold no weight in his decision-making, and indeed will be brushed aside at his convenience.

Will the justices strike back, or shake a feeble fist and warn that they'll really do something one of these days?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on August 28, 2017, 11:08:16 AM
I expect he will pardon all. From the get go he has behaved as if he and his friends were above the law and that he has no respect whatsoever for anyone that disagrees with him, balance of power, or rule of law.

Quote
Trump has made it clear that the limits of the law, and the powers of the courts, hold no weight in his decision-making, and indeed will be brushed aside at his convenience.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 28, 2017, 11:48:13 AM
I don't know how anyone can function in the US right now. I'm beside myself with frustration over this idiot in charge and I don't even live there.

The worst part is I don't know if he would even lose in 2020.

He will definitely win again if the Dems run another unlikable neoliberal.

Franken needs to report for duty.

Then it should be a slam dunk.

Hell yeah. 

He's good enough, he's smart enough... and, gosh darn it, people like him!

Dudes, and I mean this with nothing but the utmost love and respect, if you think Franken would win the primary let alone the general, you might - MIGHT - wanna step out of that liberal bubble of yours and have a look around. I don't know if Franken would win the primary let alone the general.

I figured you'd be all over the Kasich-Hickenlooper joint ticket rumors, Dan.

https://www.axios.com/2020-rumblings-gop-dem-combo-potential-emerges-2476905475.html

Franken is pretty moderate, actually.  He's only slightly left of HRC, though WAY more likable.

So, I'm not sure I follow your argument.  Or are you saying that nobody will take him seriously because he's a funny guy?

Well it was a joke more than an argument. But I'm just having a hard time seeing the path for a junior senator from Minnefuckinsota. I mean, even if he flips WI and MI, he'd still need OH or PA. I don't see him winning PA and you'd know better than me about OH but that seems like a stretch as well.

Obviously still a long way out, but I'm not sure who Ds could put up that's a slam dunk even against this jizzbucket (unless he nukes the shit out of N Korea or some shit). I think a primary challenger unseating him is more likely at this point.

Don't be an asshole!   :police:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: rowjimmy on August 28, 2017, 12:30:24 PM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it.

I fear you still don't get it.

What's that?

I just feel youve never taken the threat this fucker is seriously.
Like, why would you think he wouldn't pardon this fucking pig?

Yeah, Jimbo, I think you might be the minority with that interpretation. Pretty much most of us took it to mean exactly what it (apparently) meant.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 29, 2017, 07:53:31 AM
I completely agree that this pardon was a trial run, if you will, for anything that could potentially result from the Mueller investigation.

Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 29, 2017, 10:58:52 AM
This is great, kill him with kindness...

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-attacks-mexico-twitter-offers-aid-texas-hurricane-harvey-656045 (http://www.newsweek.com/trump-attacks-mexico-twitter-offers-aid-texas-hurricane-harvey-656045)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 29, 2017, 11:56:57 AM
It's like he's actually trying to tear this country apart.

Seriously. Especially after the "he's gonna be just fine" quote last week, I figured (like most others I read) he was gonna let it stand and allow the guy to spend the rest of his miserable days in a country club. But then, out of nowhere, he actually does it.

I fear you still don't get it.

What's that?

I just feel youve never taken the threat this fucker is seriously.
Like, why would you think he wouldn't pardon this fucking pig?

It's true, I don't view him as the threat to the foundation of our country that many of you do, mostly because (1) I don't believe the man has a single principled bone in his body and that all of his "positions" come from an all-consuming desire to appease any constituency that will enlarge his massively overinflated ego and (2) I do still have faith (albeit a diminshing faith) in our constitutional republic and the checks and balances defined within. So while his behavior has been undoubtedly alarming and wholly unbecoming of the office, I've mostly found the constant cries of "constitutional crisis" to be no more than ideological virtue signaling.

The pardon is different to me. It shows a level of contempt for the justice system and the Constitution that is so far beyond the boundaries of acceptability that I can't even comprehend that he (or more accurately, his team) would even consider it (to echo that Atlantic quote). So it's not that I didn't think he would do it, it's more that I had hoped that somebody would get through that thick skull of his that, politically, it didn't serve his own self-interest which is the single motivating factor in his narrow-minded brain. But, as usual, his ego won out, which is far more troubling than any of his other, mostly symbolic actions.

I do think this should be a wake up call to both side, however, on the dangers of the unrestrained executive. It is more important than ever, IMO, that Congress and the judiciary hold the President to his constitutionally enumerated powers. Of course, that would require Congress to stop abdicating their responsibilities as well and show some principles. Good fucking luck with that.

YMMV
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 29, 2017, 03:38:11 PM
I completely agree that this pardon was a trial run, if you will, for anything that could potentially result from the Mueller investigation.
Fucking scary, but also accurate.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 30, 2017, 08:18:30 AM

President Businessman doing his best to make a buck of the crisis by sporting his "$45-sold-on-his-campaign-website-probably-made-in-China-baseball-cap" everywhere he goes in Texas.

Gross.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on August 30, 2017, 09:01:11 AM

President Businessman doing his best to make a buck of the crisis by sporting his "$45-sold-on-his-campaign-website-probably-made-in-China-baseball-cap" everywhere he goes in Texas.

Gross.

Don't forget about this one....

(http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2017/08/000_RY12M-e1504036742820-635x357.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 10:21:21 AM

President Businessman doing his best to make a buck of the crisis by sporting his "$45-sold-on-his-campaign-website-probably-made-in-China-baseball-cap" everywhere he goes in Texas.

Gross.

Don't forget about this one....

(http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2017/08/000_RY12M-e1504036742820-635x357.jpg)
They misspelled TWAT.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 30, 2017, 11:25:23 AM

President Businessman doing his best to make a buck of the crisis by sporting his "$45-sold-on-his-campaign-website-probably-made-in-China-baseball-cap" everywhere he goes in Texas.

Gross.

Don't forget about this one....

(http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2017/08/000_RY12M-e1504036742820-635x357.jpg)
They misspelled TWAT.

(http://i.imgur.com/eNWb9O5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 11:30:56 AM

President Businessman doing his best to make a buck of the crisis by sporting his "$45-sold-on-his-campaign-website-probably-made-in-China-baseball-cap" everywhere he goes in Texas.

Gross.

Don't forget about this one....

(http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2017/08/000_RY12M-e1504036742820-635x357.jpg)
They misspelled TWAT.

(http://i.imgur.com/eNWb9O5.jpg)
:clap:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 30, 2017, 11:49:18 AM
 :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: rowjimmy on August 30, 2017, 03:39:32 PM
That's a bit uncalled for.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 30, 2017, 04:02:33 PM
Meh.  Fuck her, her husband, and their kids.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 04:13:38 PM
Meh.  Fuck her, her husband, and their kids.
With the exception of Baron, I can get on board with this statement. The dumbass goes to a disaster zone in 6 inch heels, trying to set a fashion trend. Yeah, it's a pretty easy "fuck her" for me.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on August 30, 2017, 04:15:17 PM
I read she only got on the plane in heels, and wore flats when they landed.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 04:18:40 PM
I read she only got on the plane in heels, and wore flats when they landed.
I hope that's true. Doesn't stop the elitist fashion show though. Just awful people.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 30, 2017, 04:26:23 PM
Who gives a shit what kind of shoes she wears?  Serious question.

Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Not going to search here, but, hypocrisy is SUCH a beautiful thing isn't it?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 30, 2017, 04:28:48 PM
I read she only got on the plane in heels, and wore flats when they landed.
I hope that's true. Doesn't stop the elitist fashion show though. Just awful people.

It is. The only people who saw it as an elitist fashion shows were people who had already decided what an awful person she was. But hey, don't let millions' suffering get in the way of a cheap political point.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/08/29/relax-melania-trump-not-wearing-sky-high-heels-disaster-zone/7RfzqjKDw2k0xI4KMYehuO/story.html

ETA:
Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Obama's tan suit
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 04:33:46 PM
I read she only got on the plane in heels, and wore flats when they landed.
I hope that's true. Doesn't stop the elitist fashion show though. Just awful people.

It is. The only people who saw it as an elitist fashion shows were people who had already decided what an awful person she was. But hey, don't let millions' suffering get in the way of a cheap political point.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/08/29/relax-melania-trump-not-wearing-sky-high-heels-disaster-zone/7RfzqjKDw2k0xI4KMYehuO/story.html

ETA:
Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Obama's tan suit
He is selling the hat on his fucking website for $40, so yes, it was an elitist fashion show. The fact that you think we are using that to make a cheap political point is not even logical.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 30, 2017, 04:35:18 PM
I read she only got on the plane in heels, and wore flats when they landed.
I hope that's true. Doesn't stop the elitist fashion show though. Just awful people.

It is. The only people who saw it as an elitist fashion shows were people who had already decided what an awful person she was. But hey, don't let millions' suffering get in the way of a cheap political point.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/08/29/relax-melania-trump-not-wearing-sky-high-heels-disaster-zone/7RfzqjKDw2k0xI4KMYehuO/story.html

ETA:
Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Obama's tan suit
He is selling the hat on his fucking website for $40, so yes, it was an elitist fashion show. The fact that you think we are using that to make a cheap political point is not even logical.

And here I thought we were talking about FLOTUS's choice of footwear..
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 30, 2017, 05:06:57 PM
Who gives a shit what kind of shoes she wears?  Serious question.

Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Not going to search here, but, hypocrisy is SUCH a beautiful thing isn't it?

Go fucking cry somewhere else.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 30, 2017, 05:57:57 PM
Who gives a shit what kind of shoes she wears?  Serious question.

Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Not going to search here, but, hypocrisy is SUCH a beautiful thing isn't it?

Go fucking cry somewhere else.

Sound reasoning there
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 30, 2017, 07:57:49 PM
Who gives a shit what kind of shoes she wears?  Serious question.

Also, I seem to remember people saying mean/racist/sexist things and creating photoshopped memes about the former first lady and people being outraged about it. 

Not going to search here, but, hypocrisy is SUCH a beautiful thing isn't it?

Go fucking cry somewhere else.

Sound reasoning there

(http://i.imgur.com/7MpqGX1.jpg)

+

(http://i.imgur.com/98wCewm.jpg)

+

(http://i.imgur.com/o0pPVhO.jpg)

=

(http://i.imgur.com/eNWb9O5.jpg)

Hows that reasoning?
Might not be nice, but it's true.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 31, 2017, 12:05:21 AM
When the president cares more about imagery (crowd size, beautiful women, gold decor, etc.) than he does literally anything else, then I feel it is fair to attack the imagery. Comparing that to the racist attacks on Michelle is truly a false equivalence.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: natronzero on August 31, 2017, 02:41:25 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 31, 2017, 07:57:10 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.
Pretty sure this isn't the life she would have chose.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on August 31, 2017, 08:31:35 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.
Pretty sure this isn't the life she would have chose.

I would normally agree but in this specific case, a FLOTUS hat. Really? A freaking FLOTUS hat?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on August 31, 2017, 09:06:36 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.
Pretty sure this isn't the life she would have chose.

I would normally agree but in this specific case, a FLOTUS hat. Really? A freaking FLOTUS hat?

We all FLOTUS down here 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 31, 2017, 09:29:00 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.

Exactly

Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.
Pretty sure this isn't the life she would have chose.

I would normally agree but in this specific case, a FLOTUS hat. Really? A freaking FLOTUS hat?

I get it, and in no way, shape or form am I agreeing with anything related to DT or his "policies".

However, slut shaming any women is lame as fuck, and coming from someone who I like and respect and who I view as a progressive thinker, like myself, is hypocritical, and well, lame as fuck.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 31, 2017, 09:31:28 AM
When the president cares more about imagery (crowd size, beautiful women, gold decor, etc.) than he does literally anything else, then I feel it is fair to attack the imagery. Comparing that to the racist attacks on Michelle is truly a false equivalence.

No false equivalency here. 

So DT sucks (WHICH IS BEYOND OBVIOUS AND AN UNDERSTATEMENT), then its ok to slut shame his wife?  I don't think so.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 31, 2017, 09:32:39 AM
Also, I love you guys and I feel completely comfortable fucking crying right here thank you very much.

 :angel:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: aphineday on August 31, 2017, 09:37:34 AM
I mean, I would usually agree that the wives and children are out of bounds, and with Baron, I still feel that way. That said, when the now First Lady STEALS a speech from Michelle Obama, and then becomes an equal participant in this bullshit with her husband, I have a hard time leaving her out of it.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on August 31, 2017, 09:40:17 AM
I get that, but again, I think you're missing the point.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 31, 2017, 09:50:12 AM
When the president cares more about imagery (crowd size, beautiful women, gold decor, etc.) than he does literally anything else, then I feel it is fair to attack the imagery. Comparing that to the racist attacks on Michelle is truly a false equivalence.

And he is rightly ridiculed for that obsession. But I still don't get how that justifies similar superficial behavior to attack him.

Member that whole "when they go low, we go high" thing? I member.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on August 31, 2017, 09:57:41 AM
Fuck Baron too.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on August 31, 2017, 10:28:34 AM
Goddamn right. Well said.


Although I don't see the point in attacking the first lady in either sitch.
Pretty sure this isn't the life she would have chose.

I would normally agree but in this specific case, a FLOTUS hat. Really? A freaking FLOTUS hat?

We all FLOTUS down here

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on September 02, 2017, 11:35:46 PM
Are we done defending Eva Braun?  Good.

Another casualty. 
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348915-longtime-trump-aide-keith-schiller-plans-to-leave-white-house-report
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on September 05, 2017, 10:45:21 AM
Are we done defending Eva Braun?  Good.

Another casualty. 
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348915-longtime-trump-aide-keith-schiller-plans-to-leave-white-house-report

Read that elsewhere as well. Stated that Trump losing Schiller will further destabilize the WH, the fact that that is even possible is laughable.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 03, 2017, 02:11:55 PM
How dare they?!?!


https://youtu.be/XvxkLcWeetc (https://youtu.be/XvxkLcWeetc)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: kellerb on October 03, 2017, 02:20:58 PM
This cunt is the president and Tom Petty is dead.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: VDB on October 03, 2017, 02:58:55 PM
"My hurricane death ratings are terrific. I have the best death counts. People tell me, President Trump, your hurricanes kill the least people."

Heckuva job, Orangie.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on October 03, 2017, 04:17:28 PM
he's a piece of shit.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: birdman on October 03, 2017, 04:29:38 PM
he's a piece of shit.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mistercharlie on October 03, 2017, 05:14:01 PM
This cunt is the president and Tom Petty is dead.
The fuck has the world come to?  :shakehead:
he's a piece of shit.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: emay on October 03, 2017, 07:17:30 PM
That video of him throwing the paper towlels  :shakehead: ugh.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on October 03, 2017, 07:18:08 PM
That video of him throwing the paper towlels  :shakehead: ugh.

Just saw that.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: WhatstheUse? on October 03, 2017, 07:58:00 PM
This shit is beyond ridiculous at this point
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on October 04, 2017, 09:18:16 AM
That video of him throwing the paper towlels  :shakehead: ugh.

Just saw that.

wait, was that not cool? my bad.  :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mehead on October 04, 2017, 09:41:46 AM
That video of him throwing the paper towlels  :shakehead: ugh.

dude can drain them from long range

 :roll:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on October 05, 2017, 10:04:59 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-tale-of-two-puerto-ricos-what-trump-saw--and-what-he-didnt/2017/10/04/2eeee62e-a8b9-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html

Quote
The church is also distributing water purification kits, and a member explained the process to the president.

"Wait," Trump said, "you put it in dirty water?"

"And then you can drink it after 10 to 12 hours," she explained.

"Would you do it? Would you drink it?" he asked.

"Sure," she said.

"Really?" Trump said, a disgusted look coming across his face.

"Really," she said.

"Is this your company or something?" Trump asked the woman, seeming suspicious of the aggressive pitch.

"No," she said, "I'm part of the church."
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on October 05, 2017, 11:41:02 AM
^^^ The video clip of that is painfully funny. This fucking douche bag is so out of touch with reality, it would be amusing if it wasn't so pathetic. His ignorance is impacting real peoples lives. Fuck him and all the dumb numb nuts that put him in office.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on October 31, 2017, 12:20:23 PM
So the Mueller probe's first indictments and plea bargain announced yesterday...start of the end for Trump or still not enough?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on October 31, 2017, 01:18:44 PM
on one hand, I hate the bastard and want to see him taken down. I think he is truly a bad person who is bad for the country and the world.

on the other, Pence will be able to get more stuff done in congress cause he knows the system. that won't be a good thing. But - I don't think he will have the overall negativeness that Trump has

ugggh
the lesser of 2 evils is still evil
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on October 31, 2017, 01:36:33 PM
Pence and Ryan go down too. Hatch is the lamest duck Prez ever.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 31, 2017, 02:29:24 PM
Pence and Ryan go down too. Hatch is the lamest duck Prez ever.

Manafort is the reason Pence got there in the first place, he's gotta go down too I'm thinking.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on October 31, 2017, 05:44:13 PM
on one hand, I hate the bastard and want to see him taken down. I think he is truly a bad person who is bad for the country and the world.

on the other, Pence will be able to get more stuff done in congress cause he knows the system. that won't be a good thing. But - I don't think he will have the overall negativeness that Trump has

ugggh
the lesser of 2 evils is still evil

I've pondered the same thing recently.  Which is worse, the potential for catastrophic danger under Trump or the certainty of legislative damage under Pence?  I guess the responsible answer is Trump, though 3.5 years of Pence will sting. 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on November 02, 2017, 08:45:46 AM
Both the killings Vega and NYC were horrible and my heart goes out to all of the victims.

Why isn't the guy in Vegas considered a terrorist? Is firing automatic weapons into a crowd not terrorism?

Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: sunrisevt on November 02, 2017, 11:50:15 AM
on one hand, I hate the bastard and want to see him taken down. I think he is truly a bad person who is bad for the country and the world.

on the other, Pence will be able to get more stuff done in congress cause he knows the system. that won't be a good thing. But - I don't think he will have the overall negativeness that Trump has

ugggh
the lesser of 2 evils is still evil

I've pondered the same thing recently.  Which is worse, the potential for catastrophic danger under Trump or the certainty of legislative damage under Pence?  I guess the responsible answer is Trump, though 3.5 years of Pence will sting.

My gut tells me that if Trump goes down, Pence goes down with him.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on November 02, 2017, 11:58:23 AM
on one hand, I hate the bastard and want to see him taken down. I think he is truly a bad person who is bad for the country and the world.

on the other, Pence will be able to get more stuff done in congress cause he knows the system. that won't be a good thing. But - I don't think he will have the overall negativeness that Trump has

ugggh
the lesser of 2 evils is still evil

I've pondered the same thing recently.  Which is worse, the potential for catastrophic danger under Trump or the certainty of legislative damage under Pence?  I guess the responsible answer is Trump, though 3.5 years of Pence will sting.

My gut tells me that if Trump goes down, Pence goes down with him.

While I think you may be right, I hate it. This type of constitutional crisis is never good. I'm not ok with the policy stuff that could happen with Pence, but I'm even less ok with testing the order of succession rules we have in place. It puts our country in a very precarious position on the world stage.

Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on November 02, 2017, 12:06:24 PM
on one hand, I hate the bastard and want to see him taken down. I think he is truly a bad person who is bad for the country and the world.

on the other, Pence will be able to get more stuff done in congress cause he knows the system. that won't be a good thing. But - I don't think he will have the overall negativeness that Trump has

ugggh
the lesser of 2 evils is still evil

I've pondered the same thing recently.  Which is worse, the potential for catastrophic danger under Trump or the certainty of legislative damage under Pence?  I guess the responsible answer is Trump, though 3.5 years of Pence will sting.

My gut tells me that if Trump goes down, Pence goes down with him.

While I think you may be right, I hate it. This type of constitutional crisis is never good. I'm not ok with the policy stuff that could happen with Pence, but I'm even less ok with testing the order of succession rules we have in place. It puts our country in a very precarious position on the world stage.

we already are in a precarious position
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: sunrisevt on November 02, 2017, 12:23:42 PM
Yeah, it took Nixon's administration a few years to implode--long enough for them to secure him a second term, which provided the party leadership the opportunity to place a viable successor, in the form of Gerald Ford. Agnew was taking bribes in his office.

As I understand it, that's also kind of how Harry Truman would up VPOTUS for FDR's fourth term: the other VP was unacceptable to the party leadership as a successor (forgot his name & the DNC's reasons), and they were pretty sure FDR wouldn't survive the full four years (medically, not politically as in Nixon's case). So in the 1944 campaign they ditched the other guy in favor of Truman.

Trump's rush to the bottom is outpacing all the traditional means of control.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on November 02, 2017, 12:24:07 PM
I’m just looking forward to President Ryan. 

::vomits blood::
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on November 02, 2017, 05:31:40 PM
Unfortunately I think you guys are dreaming.
Trump has prevailed agaisnt all odds and I dont see that stopping.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: rowjimmy on November 02, 2017, 08:37:32 PM
If they were to try to remove Trump, the streets will be filled with rioting Russian bots.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 02, 2017, 10:02:53 PM
If they were to try to remove Trump, the streets will be filled with rioting Russian bots.

Don't forget these guys.

(http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/politifact/photos/Torches_Charlottesville.jpg)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 06, 2017, 09:46:10 PM
I have to say, I really hope this happens.

Quote
"Hopefully Trump visiting Korea will give him greater appreciation of what's at stake in Korea in a human and war fighting sense if things go awry," said Jackson of Victoria University.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: pcr3 on November 06, 2017, 11:00:49 PM
I have to say, I really hope this happens.

Quote
"Hopefully Trump visiting Korea will give him greater appreciation of what's at stake in Korea in a human and war fighting sense if things go awry," said Jackson of Victoria University.

You still have hope? Congrats.

I went on a 15 minute rant last night and my wife basically walked out of the room and told me she couldn't handle it any more. Not sure if it was the political reality or my lack of hope...
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on November 07, 2017, 12:05:53 AM
I have to say, I really hope this happens.

Quote
"Hopefully Trump visiting Korea will give him greater appreciation of what's at stake in Korea in a human and war fighting sense if things go awry," said Jackson of Victoria University.

C'mon, pay attention.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on November 29, 2017, 04:36:23 PM
this fucking guy is cracking up.  now the pussy grabbing tape is fake and obama is a kenyan again.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on November 29, 2017, 04:38:05 PM
On an unrelated note, how could Ted Cruz be president when that asshole was born in Canada?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on November 29, 2017, 05:02:39 PM
this fucking guy is cracking up.  now the pussy grabbing tape is fake and obama is a kenyan again.

Birtherism is back? 
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on November 29, 2017, 06:15:20 PM
this fucking guy is cracking up.  now the pussy grabbing tape is fake and obama is a kenyan again.

Birtherism is back?

According to an unnamed senator, he has been bringing that up.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on November 29, 2017, 06:49:16 PM
fucking asshole

not to mention that he is doing what he can to destroy the credibility of the free press.

fucking asshole
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on November 30, 2017, 11:15:05 AM
Tillerson, out.  Gimpy Tom Cotton to head the CIA.   :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 30, 2017, 11:34:45 AM
This guy.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/30/theresamay-trump-twitter-tirade (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/30/theresamay-trump-twitter-tirade)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on January 12, 2018, 09:47:23 AM
Is it ok to call the president a racist yet? because seriously.....fuck that racist piece of shit.

That is all.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: rowjimmy on January 12, 2018, 10:09:43 AM
Is it ok to call the president a racist yet? because seriously.....fuck that racist piece of shit.

That is all.

I think it's been pretty clear for some time.

Check out Durbin's remarks this morning about yesterday's meeting (which he attended):
https://twitter.com/axios/status/951827613944897536
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on January 12, 2018, 10:22:42 AM
the silence from the GOP leadership is deafening
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: ytowndan on January 12, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
Dude made it crystal clear that he’s a racist during his first speech as a candidate, when he made his creepy decent down that escalator to let us know that Mexicans are rapists.  But this is a serious incident.  It will at least make his top five.  It’s up there with his “both sides” dogwhistling on the white supremacy march.

Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: rowjimmy on January 12, 2018, 10:41:02 AM
Quote
Trump took a "victory lap" last night after "shithole" comment, official says
From CNN's Kaitlan Collins

President Trump spent his Thursday night phoning aides, allies and friends, asking them how they thought the “shithole” remark was playing out in the press.

One White House official referred to this as a “victory lap.”
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/trump-latest/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/trump-latest/index.html)
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on January 12, 2018, 11:57:28 AM
Quote
Trump took a "victory lap" last night after "shithole" comment, official says
From CNN's Kaitlan Collins

President Trump spent his Thursday night phoning aides, allies and friends, asking them how they thought the “shithole” remark was playing out in the press.

One White House official referred to this as a “victory lap.”
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/trump-latest/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/trump-latest/index.html)

wow.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on January 12, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
now he's denying it
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mattstick on January 12, 2018, 03:03:30 PM

You guys have the worst President.
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: Hicks on January 12, 2018, 03:18:32 PM

You guys have the worst President.

Hot take!
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on January 12, 2018, 04:48:01 PM
whoops!

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368779-trump-lawyer-arranged-130k-payment-to-adult-film-star-to-stay-quiet
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: gah on January 12, 2018, 04:53:15 PM
whoops!

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368779-trump-lawyer-arranged-130k-payment-to-adult-film-star-to-stay-quiet

Awesome  :clap: :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: slslbs on January 16, 2018, 05:06:40 PM
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White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

So, which would be worse? A president who is insane, or one who is sane and is just totally fucked up?
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: antelope19 on January 19, 2018, 01:48:09 AM
Yup...
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: mbw on January 19, 2018, 02:45:33 PM
Yup...

Don't forget getting spanked with a Forbes mag with pictures of his kids on it.   :clap:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/stormy-daniels-once-claimed-she-spanked-donald-trump-with-a-forbes-magazine/
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: GBL on January 19, 2018, 03:55:19 PM
whoops!

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368779-trump-lawyer-arranged-130k-payment-to-adult-film-star-to-stay-quiet

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From Colbert:

"How many Donald Trumps does it take to screw in a light bulb? We’ll never know, because after he screws something, he gives them $130,000 not to tell anybody.”

https://youtu.be/opmDMIg4Lvs
Title: Re: The Trump White House: Adventures in Communications
Post by: PIE-GUY on January 21, 2018, 02:20:30 PM


Ok. This is fucking brilliant writing.

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-trump-aristocrats (https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-trump-aristocrats)