Donald Trump: Classic or Dud?

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The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

good luck donald trump

imago, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Ten-year-old nabisco offTM:

Here's something funny: when I was ten years old I had a vague admiration for Donald Trump and Lee Iacocca (both very feted at the time) and a downright intense love of Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties, who I didn't understand to be something of a joke. As such, despite having really liked Mondale -- having a woman as a running mate impressed me, probably because of the mother/father dynamic of it -- I was convinced that I wanted to be a Republican and a businessman or lawyer of some sort. In fact, I started a "company" with my friends Brian and Jeff -- we made board games, and hired Tony, the best breakdancer I have ever known, to do the art -- and I was constantly attempting to read the law and economics books in my father's library. Everyone seemed to think this was "cute," though I sort of wish someone had just explained politics to me. In either case, I got over it quickly and went back to wanting to be a writer.

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― nabisco (nabisco), Saturday, June 14, 2003 1:28 PM (fourteen years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I Love It When They Call Me Big Pharma (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:12 (one year ago) Permalink

i suppose 'classic' in that he's all a lot of people can think about or talk about and his brain dmamage is so powerful it's infected the world

p bad president and person tho

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:45 (one year ago) Permalink

takes balls to rock that combover day in and out

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I can see the blood from the man-flesh on his teeth!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

What you lookin' at?
You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be?
You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say,
"That's the bad guy.
" So... what that make you? Good? You're not good.
You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
So say good night to the bad guy!
Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you.
Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!

sleepingbag, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

You certainly don't, pal, 'cause the good news is - you're fired. The bad news is - you've got, all of you've got just one week to regain your jobs starting with tonight. Starting with tonight's sit. Oh? Have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. Get the picture? You laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money, get their names to sell them; you can't close the leads you're given, you can't close shit. You ARE shit! Hit the bricks, pal, and beat it 'cause you are going OUT!

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Search: "move on her like a bitch"

Destroy: everything else

flappy bird, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:56 (one year ago) Permalink

"Trump never said he had tapes, he just inferred that he did. And it is not intimidating a witness since Comey is telling the truth and knew that any tapes would prove his version of events."

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

everyone is classic but not everyone should be president

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

President Don once had a dream
The world held his hand, gave their pledge
So he told them his scheme for a savior machine

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Trump lingered last in line for brains
And the one he got was sorta rotten and insane
Small hands (so sad!), a rust-hued clown
Is Trump fast asleep or rockin' out with Three Doors Down?

you yourself have seen plenty bananas in your life (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

haven't thought about this guy for a while. i think he was popular in the 80s?

Treeship, Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Overrated

jmm, Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I think he'd make really great hog slurry. You can really tell a lot about a man by the way his pureed corpus fills a trough.

you yourself have seen plenty bananas in your life (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

red means 'run, son. numbers add up to nothin'
. . .
shelter me from the putin and the banker
i bankrupted casinos. who the fuck does that?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

#daddy

korla pundit (crüt), Friday, 23 June 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

#dilfsinjocks

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Friday, 23 June 2017 02:22 (one year ago) Permalink

wasting his finite reserves of energy there

El Tomboto, Friday, 23 June 2017 02:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Cronenbergian

Treeship, Friday, 23 June 2017 03:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Like a hastily-assembled meat collage.

you yourself have seen plenty bananas in your life (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 10:25 (one year ago) Permalink

hard to tell who is more obsessed with him the right or the left.

also the media love/hate thing is so cute. get a room you two.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 June 2017 11:09 (one year ago) Permalink

“I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.”

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 June 2017 11:38 (one year ago) Permalink

He is only as wicked and hellspawned as the hatred and resentment simmering in the heartland of the most violent nation ever

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Friday, 23 June 2017 13:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I think you might need to look into a thing called history if you think this is the most violent nation ever.

you yourself have seen plenty bananas in your life (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

you suggest Panama?

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Friday, 23 June 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

the 1997 NYer profile of Trump is start-to-finish amazing but if I had to pick a favorite part it's this https://t.co/reqFZ79eZd pic.twitter.com/Qnwnuiyxqh

— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) June 23, 2017

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 23 June 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

hard to tell who is more obsessed with him the right or the left.

libs/"centrists" for sure

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 23 June 2017 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

it's sobering to realize that Trump is probably the most famous person in human history now

flappy bird, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

*not adjusted for population inflation

flappy bird, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

indicative of a deep flaw in our universe

global tetrahedron, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

truly he is king of the narcissist personality disorder sufferers

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i think jesus still beats him out unless we're only counting contemporaneous fame

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Michael Jackson sold a hundred million records

frogbs, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

contemporaneous fame. MJ is up there but there are twice as many people on Earth now than there were in 1984.

flappy bird, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Donlad Turmp sold a hundred million and one. Sad!

President Buttstuff (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Part of my problem is that I have to do a lot of things myself. It takes so much time. Julio Iglesias is coming to Mar-a-Lago, but I have to call Julio, I have to have lunch with Julio. I have Pavarotti coming. Pavarotti doesn’t perform for anybody. He’s the highest-paid performer in the world. A million dollars a performance. The hardest guy to get. If I call him, he’ll do it—for a huge amount less. Why? Because they like me, they respect me, I don’t know.

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 June 2017 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I think you might need to look into a thing called history if you think this is the most violent nation ever.

idk Native American genocide plus slavery plus nuclear bomb-dropping... surely we're in the running

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 June 2017 20:42 (one year ago) Permalink

probably a million people killed by u.s. in vietnam/laos/cambodia. nobody will ever know how many. not pol pot numbers, but still...

mao would be the world champ though.

scott seward, Friday, 23 June 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

it's sobering to realize that Trump is probably the most famous person in human history now

this is a ridiculous statement

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 June 2017 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Man, if only Trump would tweet that he's bigger than Jesus...

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 June 2017 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

well he's certainly fatter

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 June 2017 21:48 (one year ago) Permalink

which pink floyd album is this pic.twitter.com/a0uQx6rsNp

— Hunter Lurie (@hunterlurie) April 23, 2018

j., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Dud

flappy bird, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:32 (two months ago) Permalink

total dud

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:55 (two months ago) Permalink

this was circumscribed in one of the many other threads but I'm putting here regardless

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/shania-twain-and-the-crisis-of-american-democracy-really.html
http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/attach/journals/feb18asrfeature.pdf

When the political system is widely seen as doing its job, somebody like Trump, who violates its basic norms, is seen as illegitimate. A politician who blatantly lies doesn’t stand a chance. But this changes when more and more people come to believe that the system is rigged and that most politicians don’t have their best interests in mind. Amid such a “crisis of legitimacy,” voters don’t particularly care whether a politician plays by the rules of the game. Instead, they long for somebody who bluntly states how rotten the system really is.

some other bullshit follows, and mostly it boils down to humans are pack animals, and never forget it or you'll pay. but there is a situation where we aren't quite so bad: when we work together. which is the other thing pack animals do well.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:08 (one month ago) Permalink

The argument that Trump won because enough people believe that the system is rigged falls down on one point: Everyone hated Hillary Clinton for doing the exact same thing. So, what, Democratic voters don't think the system is rigged?

The thing is, of course, that Trump voters do think the system is rigged, but in a very specific way: It helps black people, which is not what it is supposed to do. That is the way in which it isn't doing it's job.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Read the article, Fred

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:41 (one month ago) Permalink

my man with a combover so notorious it'll be the "benedict arnold" to julius' "caesar cut" . . . joked about the president of france having dandruff. go 2scoops!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:52 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao that picture definitely has a "late period hipgnosis" look

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:56 (one month ago) Permalink

the most and the best court-appointed Special Masters to sift through a president's personal attorney's seized documents for client privilege in american history, folks. electoral college. #MAGA

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

presiding over the end of the korean war: classic?

flappy bird, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean it seems like it's all theater and the north will invade the south in 3 months or something but this will still be perceived as classic rather than dud by trump supporters and ken bone types

flappy bird, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:55 (one month ago) Permalink

if the peace lasts long enough for a nobel prize to be handed out, the next trump narrative will be how unfairly he was treated by not being given the prize. 'obama got the nobel prize for nothing and i was treated so unfairly wah wah wah', etc

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:58 (one month ago) Permalink

mega dud

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 27 April 2018 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

well if north korea reunites with south korea then south korea will no longer be the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. #MAGA

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 27 April 2018 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

WATCH: During an event with Team USA Olympians and Paralympians at the White House, President Trump said, "What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me. And I watched — it's a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could." pic.twitter.com/geYUUu9vmg

— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) April 27, 2018

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 28 April 2018 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I bet he thinks that's empathetic.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I think he's just saying that it's difficult for him to spend an extended period of time focused on people who aren't named Donald Trump or at least talking about Donald Trump. The Paralympians are inspiring, but I think they'd be even moreso if they wore t-shirts with Donald Trump's face on them and chanted 'Donald Trump! Donald Trump!' while they're engaged in whatever non-Donald Trump-related activity they're engaging in.

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 28 April 2018 13:44 (one month ago) Permalink

^ gets it

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 28 April 2018 18:33 (one month ago) Permalink

This guy is a real dud

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 28 April 2018 18:50 (one month ago) Permalink

at least he was honest there.

Ludo, Saturday, 28 April 2018 19:07 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm beginning to regret voting for him

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 28 April 2018 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

OTM. I suspect that it was a bad choice, and I'm very nearly sorry that I made it. Although I'll probably do it again, because reasons.

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 28 April 2018 19:23 (one month ago) Permalink

lots of people are saying mr. trump hired as the heavy to go threaten stephanie clifford and her daughter . . . none other than michael avanetti in a frightwig . . . which instead lead to some stormy love

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Frank Rich on how the same NYC "elites" empowered Roy Cohn and Trump:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/04/frank-rich-roy-cohn-the-original-donald-trump.html

(Incidentally a reminder to spit on Baba Wawa's grave when she finally croaks.)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:22 (one month ago) Permalink

that's a great article notwithstanding the fact that Frank Rich is 100% NYC elite.

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Not the kind that can arrange sweetheart real estate deals.

When I posted that on Facebroke, it asked, "Does this post contain hate speech?"

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I got the same question when I posted that awesome Talmud excerpt from the Masculinity thread

Simon H., Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw the hate speech question all over my kid's elementary school pta Facebook page anout an hour ago. I think it's just something they're doing today.

how's life, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Please tell me this is the extent of Facebook's efforts to monitor for hate speech. It's like a manager who just stays home and emails their employees every day with a 'are you working, y/n'.

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

if there's one thing facebook users are good at it's being able to know hate speech when they see it, and to consciously decide to take steps to stop spreading it

thanks facebook!

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I clicked yes on every post just out of principle, suspect many others did the same

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

peacebook

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

re: barbara walters i always remember her interview with monica lewinsky, how prudish & nasty BW is, and at one point, completely incredulous, asks lewinsky: "why didn't you take this dress and send it to be dry cleaned?!"

flappy bird, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Q: Which do you think is the most important part of the nuclear triad?

A: The destruction is very important to me.

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

gotta be the nuclear part

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

sheriff joe. scooter libby. who will mr. trump pardon next?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

*whom

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:52 (one month ago) Permalink

keep it together reg

j., Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:57 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfMqgdOA5PM

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:28 (one month ago) Permalink

happy cinco de mayo!

the president of the united states of america is so broke he can't afford to tell the truth

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 5 May 2018 13:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I think all Americans should support their president no matter what. It's like if I'm stranded in the desert and I get hungry, I suck it up and start eating fistfuls of sand even though it will almost certainly kill me. It's my duty. My responsibility. Amen.

Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Who is Donald Trump

flappy bird, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

This seems a little more pointed than not inviting someone to your dinner party.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/06/mccain-says-trump-should-skip-his-funeral-wants-pence-to-attend.html

clemenza, Sunday, 6 May 2018 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

The comments thread makes that more tolerable somehow.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 6 May 2018 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

still can't believe this guy is President

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:18 (one month ago) Permalink

all you need is cuts
all you need is cuts
all you need are tax cuts
tax cuts are all you need

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

lmao at the imagery on this site

https://www.americanideahotels.com/

maura, Sunday, 17 June 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink


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