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#53738 - 03/20/20 04:15 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
grelber Offline


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In these dark days of fake fake media, fake alternative facts, fake dishonest media, fake Democratic hoaxes, etc [i]ad nauseam[i/], especially with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, one cannot emphasize enough — just as Abba Eban originally opined about Joseph Goebbels — that:
"Every time he opens his mouth, [America's shmuck in chief] subtracts from the sum of human knowledge."

Q. How can you tell when America's shmuck in chief is lying?
A. His lips are moving.
(How's that for repurposing an oldie but goodie?)

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#53743 - 03/21/20 05:09 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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Today the Great Orange Airhead pronounced: "We expect to be celebrating a great victory very soon." I guess, when your entire life has been one where lies are your stock-in-trade, you just can't help yourself.
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#53745 - 03/22/20 01:22 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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(Just repairing faulty italics in my previous post.)

In these dark days of fake fake media, fake alternative facts, fake dishonest media, fake Democratic hoaxes, etc ad nauseam, especially with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, one cannot emphasize enough — just as Abba Eban originally opined about Joseph Goebbels — that:
"Every time he opens his mouth, [America's shmuck in chief] subtracts from the sum of human knowledge."

Q. How can you tell when America's shmuck in chief is lying?
A. His lips are moving.
(How's that for repurposing an oldie but goodie?)

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#53764 - 03/23/20 09:10 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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#53766 - 03/23/20 11:06 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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I think that of all the things he's said, saying that he'd rather leave those people stranded on that ship than have them added into the numbers was the most reprehensible and, in a single sentence, glaringly demonstrated his total lack of humanity, forget altogether about concern. (It was also a remarkably stupid thing for a politician to have said on camera!)

I wonder if the people who were wearing MAGA hats when they boarded that ship were still wearing them when they debarked?
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#53768 - 03/23/20 11:31 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: artie505]
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His inaction has been well-described by one writer as "irresponsible nonchalance".
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#53769 - 03/23/20 11:34 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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Originally Posted By: ryck
His inaction has been well-described by one writer as "irresponsible nonchalance".

I think "disdain" is a more accurate characterization of his attitude towards both COVID and his constituency.
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#53772 - 03/24/20 03:02 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections

The president is questioning whether stay-at-home orders have gone too far. But relaxing them could significantly increase the death toll from the coronavirus, health officials warn.

Could the Hadean tunnel Trump is dragging America down get any darker and deeper?! Probably; he's just full surprises which are really not prizes. If there's any "Chinese virus", he's it.

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#53773 - 03/24/20 06:58 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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Loc: Coachella Valley, CA
Trump is no Chinese Virus.

Trump is a full blown stage 5 cancer on this country.

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#53774 - 03/24/20 08:43 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: grelber
The president is questioning whether stay-at-home orders have gone too far. But relaxing them could significantly increase the death toll from the coronavirus, health officials warn.

You'd think that someone in the White House would look at the numbers on a global basis. The U.S. Has more than 10% of the worldwide cases even though the U.S. has under 5% of the world population. And the number of infected in the U.S. has been reached very fast.


Edited by ryck (03/24/20 08:45 AM)
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#53775 - 03/24/20 08:57 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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Originally Posted By: ryck
You'd think that someone in the White House would look at the numbers on a global basis. The U.S. Has more than 10% of the worldwide cases even though the U.S. has under 5% of the world population. And the number of infected in the U.S. has been reached very fast.

All of WH advisors (except Dr Fauci) must toe the shmuck in chief's line otherwise they're shown the door (if history is any clue). So don't wait for rational or otherwise intelligent responses. They're gonna make Italy's situation look like kindergarten.

At least north of the 49th we've got a better handle on things, both nationally and provincially. And remember we wrote the book on pandemic management with SARS and H1N1. We ain't doing too badly.

It's all quite simple: Go home and stay home. (Courtesy the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. His dad would've been more dramatic in his admonition.)

If you don't, do not pass go and go directly to jail. (Essentially Boris Johnson's edict.)

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#53776 - 03/24/20 09:59 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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If you listened carefully to what the Bloviator in Chief said in yesterday's press conference it is his position the financial health of corporations is more important than human lives. (I am confident that does not include members of Mara Lago or his family however.)
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#53777 - 03/24/20 10:57 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: joemikeb]
artie505 Online


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He refuses to accept that the potential for loss of life is reality and not a figment of the imagination of some scientist whose expertise doesn't come close to matching his own. (You can't have missed the expression of complete boredom on his face while Dr. Fauci was debunking his claims.)

He thinks the few thousand lives that may be lost will be more than compensated for by a strong stock market.

He is obscenely stupidly one-dimensional!

More: Not that I wasn't a huge fan of death pre-COVID 19, but I certainly hope he doesn't luck into being right! frown


Edited by artie505 (03/24/20 11:17 AM)
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#53779 - 03/24/20 11:54 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: joemikeb
If you listened carefully to what the Bloviator in Chief said in yesterday's press conference it is his position the financial health of corporations is more important than human lives. (I am confident that does not include members of Mara Lago or his family however.)

I am certain you are right. I'd go so far as to suggest that his inner thought is: "I'm the President of the United States so, even if I or my family catch this thing, we'll be fine. A team of doctors will be assigned to make sure."

Not to put too fine a point on it, Trump doesn't give a crap about anyone else.


Edited by ryck (03/24/20 12:00 PM)
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#53780 - 03/24/20 11:58 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: artie505]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: artie505
He refuses to accept that the potential for loss of life is reality and not a figment of the imagination of some scientist whose expertise doesn't come close to matching his own.

I assume you saw the press conference where he refuted the scientists and doctors cautions, and substituted his own opinion with: "I think I must have a natural ability for this stuff."

Natural ability, indeed. Unfortunately when Trump quacks, some people listen, then die.


Edited by ryck (03/24/20 11:59 AM)
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#53783 - 03/24/20 04:08 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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Hmmmm???? Would it be possible for someone who takes Trump's advice and get sick with COVID-19 be able to sue for malpractice. Or maybe the various state's attorneys general could bring suit against him for practicing medicine without a license?
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#53785 - 03/24/20 04:18 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: joemikeb
Or maybe the various state's attorneys general could bring suit against him for practicing medicine without a license?

Interesting idea. Taking it a step further, I wonder if there's lawsuit potential for practicing presidency without competence.
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#53787 - 03/24/20 04:40 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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Originally Posted By: ryck
Interesting idea. Taking it a step further, I wonder if there's lawsuit potential for practicing presidency without competence.

I think the intent was for the voters to take care of that. But as a former Republican I feel that Trump is elected proof of the ancient salesman's adage, "There is a sucker born every minute." Hopefully this year enough suckers will have wised up and we can throw the bum and his sycophants out of office. Hopefully some of them will land in various state and federal long term residence facilities where they belong. Rumor is the New York AG has a nice income tax fraud case prepared to welcome Trump home to Trump Tower.
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#53792 - 03/25/20 04:28 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: grelber]
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Trump's brain might be best described as a latter-day incarnation of "The Emperor's New Clothes" which only his sycophantic acolytes can see; however, there's significant doubt that he can himself.

The current pandemic might just be what's going to unmask the fraud, especially if the shmuck in chief continues down the road he's on and particularly if he lifts emergency measures by Easter (which will result in killing thousands).

Of course, the wonder chimp's prediction that "lockdown will lead to 'thousands' of suicides" is among his other proclamations just so much more gaseous bloviation with which he could have filled the Hindenburg, if it hadn't already burned and crashed. It'd be way too much to hope that he would fall on his own sword in the circumstance.


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#53794 - 03/25/20 05:46 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: joemikeb
Rumor is the New York AG has a nice income tax fraud case prepared to welcome Trump home to Trump Tower.

It is a day I look forward to with great anticipation. I expect there will be a lot of other charges from an investigation into things he has done to enhance his (and his family's) finances while president, as well as many non-financial misdeeds.

He should stop pardoning so many of his cronies, or he won't have anyone to talk to in prison.


Edited by ryck (03/25/20 05:48 AM)
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#53795 - 03/25/20 12:17 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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#53796 - 03/25/20 01:02 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: jchuzi]
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Well just to put icing on the cake this just in from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Quote:
the Trump administration has chosen this moment to release its long-planned proposal for the restricted science rule. This rule would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exclude or give less attention to countless critical scientific studies during its decisionmaking processes.
I am reminded of Mao Tse Tsung's regime in China when the only requirement for practicing medicine up to an including brain surgery was having read Chairman Mao's Red Book and anyone who had an education was sent to Re-education Camps to learn how to farm and tend pigs and chickens. Give the Bloviator-in-chief another term and that could be the United States although without the book because the Bloviator can't doesn't read.
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#53797 - 03/25/20 03:12 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


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Originally Posted By: joemikeb
Give the Bloviator-in-chief another term and that could be the United States although without the book because the Bloviator can't doesn't read.

And, has no idea of history....hence he praises a tweet that has just plunged a satirical dagger into his chest. He writes: "Who knows what this means?" Well, Mr Bonespur....pretty much everybody knows.

Where I come from, we have an expression for people like Trump...thicker than two short planks.


Edited by ryck (03/25/20 03:18 PM)
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#53799 - 03/25/20 06:56 PM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: ryck]
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And at this very moment, as we're laughing at him, he's crafting his next platform - "I fixed the economy once, and ONLY I can do it now, and if you ever want to see your 401K back where it was, vote for ME, ME, ME!!!" - and counting on people being blinded to the carnage he's caused and causing by the bright dollar signs he's going to flash in front of their eyes.

And, very sadly, many will be blinded. frown

The possibility of his turning the perceived vehicle of his downfall into the vehicle of his reelection is terrifying!
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#53800 - 03/26/20 01:12 AM Re: The thread formerly known as: Maybe 45 ... [Re: artie505]
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One can only hope that Humpty Trumpty can't be put together again after he's fallen.

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