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Post by Drazzil » Sat May 11, 2019 10:41 pm

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How Golf Explains Trump.
Well, this story isn’t in the book but it’s wild. While Trump was meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, a club championship was held at Trump International, the course Trump built near Mar-a-Lago in Florida. So later on, Trump’s back on the course there with the Secret Service and the SWAT team guys and all that stuff. And he sees Ted Virtue, who was involved in the financing of the movie Green Book.

I could never get Virtue to call me back on all this, but Golf.com reported it and I heard it from two members of the club as well. They say Virtue was there playing with his son. Trump sees Ted on the 9th hole and and decides to drive his cart over. He tells Ted: “Congrats on winning the club championship, but you didn’t really win it, because I was out of town.”

Ted tries to laugh it off, but Trump is dead serious. Trump says, “We’re gonna play these last six holes for the championship.” And Ted’s like, “Oh, well, I’m playing with my son, but thanks anyway.” But Trump says, “It’s okay. Your son can play, too.” So what are you going to do? He’s the president. It’s his course. They end up playing.

Apparently, they get to a hole with a big pond in front of the green. Both Ted and his son hit the ball on the green, but Trump hits his in the water. By the time they get to the hole, though, Trump is lining up the son’s ball. Only now it’s his ball and the caddie has switched it.

The son is like, “That’s my ball!” But Trump’s caddie goes, “No, this is the president’s ball; your ball went in the water.” Ted and his son look at each other confused, not sure if this is really happening. Trump makes that putt, and wins one up. Then, according to Golf.com, he tells Virtue something like, “I’ll tell you what, we’ll be co-champions.”

But the members tell me that when you look at the plaques on Trump’s locker there, it says: “2018 Men’s Club Champion.” No “co-” at all.
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Post by Kraken » Wed May 15, 2019 10:32 pm

The Atlantic takes a deep dive into Trump's history of racism. The result is long and appalling.

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Post by Holman » Sat May 18, 2019 5:20 pm

Trump cancels Memorial Day:

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Post by Smoove_B » Sat May 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Pardoning several accused and convicted war criminals at once, including some who have not yet gone to trial, has not been done in recent history, legal experts said. Some worried that it could erode the legitimacy of military law and undercut good order and discipline in the ranks.
Plus it has the added benefit of letting soldiers know they should do whatever it takes to MAGA.
“It raises the prospect in the minds of the troops that says, ‘Whatever we do, if we can get the folks back home behind us, maybe we can get let off.’”

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Post by Holman » Sat May 18, 2019 5:37 pm

This is where you throw your medals over the White House fence.
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Post by Holman » Sun May 19, 2019 10:06 am

One of the 'Merikan heroes Trump plans to pardon.

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Post by pr0ner » Sun May 19, 2019 11:29 am

So fucked up.
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Post by Holman » Sun May 19, 2019 1:18 pm

Trump would have us believe that this guy is a hero.

What does that make the SEALs who repeatedly reported him and tried to restrain his patterns of murder?
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Post by hepcat » Sun May 19, 2019 6:16 pm

Democrats?
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Post by Jaymann » Mon May 20, 2019 1:08 am

I wonder if after the Criminal in Chief leaves office if they can nail his ass on a related charge.
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Post by gilraen » Mon May 20, 2019 1:13 pm

Jaymann wrote:
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I wonder if after the Criminal in Chief leaves office if they can nail his ass on a related charge.
Someone with this level of psychopathy will not be able to function normally in a civilian life. I'm sure there will be plenty of grounds for nailing his ass after he shoots his wife or runs over a neighbor.

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Post by GreenGoo » Mon May 20, 2019 1:54 pm

Decorated (pardoned) war heroes with the right friends get a lot of leeway in civilian life, too.

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Post by Paingod » Mon May 20, 2019 2:36 pm

Trump is working on building his loyalist army to protect him when he leaves office.
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Post by hepcat » Mon May 20, 2019 10:33 pm

He’s like an orange Cersei with a bad wig.
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Post by Skinypupy » Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 am

The evil socialists are now coming to take away...windows?


“You know this. You have some of these socialist wackos they want to double and triple your taxes, and that won’t come close to paying for. They want to knock down all buildings in Manhatten and rebuild them without windows. You know that. Let’s rebuild them. Glass is no good. We don’t want windows. I used to love the view, but I think we’ll all be forced to close up windows. It’s crazy what they’re saying.”
How anyone can listen to this nonsense and think "now that's an inspiring leader" (or even "yeah, this guy is sane") is entirely beyond me.
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Post by Holman » Tue May 21, 2019 8:29 am

Skinypupy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 am
How anyone can listen to this nonsense and think "now that's an inspiring leader" (or even "yeah, this guy is sane") is entirely beyond me.
They ignore it because it's just filler. They're waiting for the money shot:

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am

Skinypupy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 am
The evil socialists are now coming to take away...windows?


“You know this. You have some of these socialist wackos they want to double and triple your taxes, and that won’t come close to paying for. They want to knock down all buildings in Manhatten and rebuild them without windows. You know that. Let’s rebuild them. Glass is no good. We don’t want windows. I used to love the view, but I think we’ll all be forced to close up windows. It’s crazy what they’re saying.”
How anyone can listen to this nonsense and think "now that's an inspiring leader" (or even "yeah, this guy is sane") is entirely beyond me.
Is he talking about the window tax in Britain, France, etc., that was abolished like 250 years ago?
It’s crazy what they’re saying.
Pot calling the kettle...no. It's the pot sitting in a vat of crude oil wrapped in vantablack making up a story about a flying pink unicorn...and then calling it black.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue May 21, 2019 9:54 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am
Is he talking about the window tax in Britain, France, etc., that was abolished like 250 years ago?
He's probably getting nervous that he won't be able to send money to his friends as part of the family business.

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Post by The Meal » Tue May 21, 2019 12:30 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am
Skinypupy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 am
I think we’ll all be forced to close up windows.
Confirmed, Trump going after Bill Gates once finished with Bezos.
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Post by gbasden » Tue May 21, 2019 5:28 pm

The Meal wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:30 pm
LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am
Skinypupy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 am
I think we’ll all be forced to close up windows.
Confirmed, Trump going after Bill Gates once finished with Bezos.
Nice. Of course, it has an element of truth. Like Bezos, Gates doesn't agree with him on anything, is *actually* rich, and is "wasting" it by helping "shithole" countries. You know Trump has to be insecure as hell about him, which would lead him to want to tear him down.

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Post by Paingod » Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 pm

I almost fell out of my chair when Pelosi said Trump couldn't rise to the greatness they gave him a chance for.

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Post by YellowKing » Wed May 22, 2019 3:40 pm

If it wasn't so sad/terrifying, I'd find it hilarious how out of his mental league Trump is when dealing with the Pelosi/Schumer combo. They play him like a fiddle every time.

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Post by GreenGoo » Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm

It's too bad she has such a speech impediment, as it takes away from the power of her words. Does she wear dentures?

Oration is a skill with many facets, speaking clearly is one of them.

The problem here is that CNN broadcasts this news conference, and, I assume, Fox will continue to ignore the facts as a whole and mischaracterize what's going on by reporting a small sliver without context.

The relevant facts will never reach the voters that need to hear them.

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Post by Z-Corn » Wed May 22, 2019 5:12 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
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It's too bad she has such a speech impediment, as it takes away from the power of her words.
I think it's kinda sexy...

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Post by naednek » Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
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It's too bad she has such a speech impediment, as it takes away from the power of her words. Does she wear dentures?

Oration is a skill with many facets, speaking clearly is one of them.

The problem here is that CNN broadcasts this news conference, and, I assume, Fox will continue to ignore the facts as a whole and mischaracterize what's going on by reporting a small sliver without context.

The relevant facts will never reach the voters that need to hear them.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
Donald Trump’s golf habit has already cost taxpayers at least $102 million in extra travel and security expenses, and next month will achieve a new milestone: a seven-figure presidential visit to another country so he can play at his own course.
But that's not even the punchline - here's the kicker (emphasis added):
The $102 million total to date spent on Trump’s presidential golfing represents 255 times the annual presidential salary he volunteered not to take. It is more than three times the cost of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that Trump continually complains about. It would fund for six years the Special Olympics program that Trump’s proposed budget had originally cut to save money.
I mean, really.

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Post by Kraken » Wed May 22, 2019 7:10 pm

naednek wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 pm
GreenGoo wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm
It's too bad she has such a speech impediment, as it takes away from the power of her words. Does she wear dentures?

Oration is a skill with many facets, speaking clearly is one of them.

The problem here is that CNN broadcasts this news conference, and, I assume, Fox will continue to ignore the facts as a whole and mischaracterize what's going on by reporting a small sliver without context.

The relevant facts will never reach the voters that need to hear them.
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Post by AWS260 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:27 am

So dumb.
Harriet Tubman — former slave, abolitionist, “conductor” on the Underground Railroad — will not become the face of the $20 bill until after President Trump leaves office, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

Plans to unveil the Tubman bill in 2020, an Obama administration initiative, would be postponed until at least 2026, Mr. Mnuchin said, and the bill itself would not likely be in circulation until 2028.
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Mr. Mnuchin, concerned that the president might create an uproar by canceling the new bill altogether, was eager to delay its redesign until Mr. Trump was out of office, some senior Treasury Department officials have said.

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Post by El Guapo » Thu May 23, 2019 11:52 am

AWS260 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:27 am
So dumb.
Harriet Tubman — former slave, abolitionist, “conductor” on the Underground Railroad — will not become the face of the $20 bill until after President Trump leaves office, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

Plans to unveil the Tubman bill in 2020, an Obama administration initiative, would be postponed until at least 2026, Mr. Mnuchin said, and the bill itself would not likely be in circulation until 2028.
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Mr. Mnuchin, concerned that the president might create an uproar by canceling the new bill altogether, was eager to delay its redesign until Mr. Trump was out of office, some senior Treasury Department officials have said.
It involves black people *and* it was an Obama initiative? Yeah, that's a non-starter.

Honestly, Mnuchin probably made the right call here, insofar as the odds of Trump canceling it altogether were probably like 95%. Probably still a 50/50 proposition.

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Post by YellowKing » Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 pm

Trump acts exactly like my kids when I get on them for throwing a temper tantrum.

"I AM NOT THROWING A TEMPER TANTRUM!!!! AAAAGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHGHGHG"

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Post by hepcat » Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 pm

I’m surprised Conway didn’t tell the press that Trump delivered a baby and cured cancer before leaving Pelosi and Schumer. I can’t wait for her husband to bitch slap Trump over this. I honestly don’t know how George remains married to that piece of shit.
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Post by Holman » Thu May 23, 2019 9:05 pm

hepcat wrote:
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I’m surprised Conway didn’t tell the press that Trump delivered a baby and cured cancer before leaving Pelosi and Schumer. I can’t wait for her husband to bitch slap Trump over this. I honestly don’t know how George remains married to that piece of shit.
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Holman wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:05 pm
hepcat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 pm
I’m surprised Conway didn’t tell the press that Trump delivered a baby and cured cancer before leaving Pelosi and Schumer. I can’t wait for her husband to bitch slap Trump over this. I honestly don’t know how George remains married to that piece of shit.
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Post by hepcat » Fri May 24, 2019 8:58 am

My favorite response from a passersby on that twitter rampage from the Mangerine:
The sad truth is that Nancy Pelosi is John Wick and Trump is Napoleon from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri May 24, 2019 9:33 am

Does a guy who can't get through a statement without restarting and veering three different ways, never making a point get to make a condense a clip of stuttering by someone who is pretty clear in her statements despite her affectations?

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri May 24, 2019 9:45 am

In any sane, rational universe, Pelosi is just another greedy, career politician getting rich off "public service." In this Trumpiverse hell, she is Obi-Wan, seemingly our only hope.


I mean it sucks that she is being held up as this shield of righteousness because she indeed a shield of [relative] righteousness but she's also Nancy Pelosi.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri May 24, 2019 9:47 am

LordMortis wrote:
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Does a guy who can't get through a statement without restarting and veering three different ways, never making a point get to make a condense a clip of stuttering by someone who is pretty clear in her statements despite her affectations?
Of course he does. It's 2019. This is where we are.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri May 24, 2019 9:49 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:45 am
In any sane, rational universe, Pelosi is just another greedy, career politician getting rich off "public service." In this Trumpiverse hell, she is Obi-Wan, seemingly our only hope.


I mean it sucks that she is being held up as this shield of righteousness because she indeed a shield of [relative] righteousness but she's also Nancy Pelosi.
She was not on my list of people I was happy with until 2016. But I have to say I believe she has stepped up to plate and is doing the best I could expect from the standpoint of working in the law against people who refuse to. I am pleasantly surprised.

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