Donald Trump: Classic or Dud?

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The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:07 (two years ago) link

good luck donald trump

imago, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:07 (two years ago) link

https://plus.google.com/104275426491742090609

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:10 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

takes balls to rock that combover day in and out

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:47 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

Search: "move on her like a bitch"

Destroy: everything else

flappy bird, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:56 (two years ago) link

"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 (two years ago) link

everyone is classic but not everyone should be president

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:05 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

Treeship, Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

Overrated

jmm, Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:13 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

#daddy

korla pundit (crüt), Friday, 23 June 2017 02:05 (two years ago) link

#dilfsinjocks

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Friday, 23 June 2017 02:22 (two years ago) link

wasting his finite reserves of energy there

El Tomboto, Friday, 23 June 2017 02:23 (two years ago) link

Cronenbergian

Treeship, Friday, 23 June 2017 03:16 (two years ago) link

Like a hastily-assembled meat collage.

you yourself have seen plenty bananas in your life (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 10:25 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

“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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

you suggest Panama?

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Friday, 23 June 2017 15:43 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

*not adjusted for population inflation

flappy bird, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:14 (two years ago) link

indicative of a deep flaw in our universe

global tetrahedron, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:19 (two years ago) link

truly he is king of the narcissist personality disorder sufferers

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:24 (two years ago) link

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

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:26 (two years ago) link

Michael Jackson sold a hundred million records

frogbs, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:26 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

Donlad Turmp sold a hundred million and one. Sad!

President Buttstuff (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 June 2017 18:30 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

well he's certainly fatter

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 June 2017 21:48 (two years ago) link

this has nothing to do with actual fraud, and is only about stopping people they do not want to vote from voting, and casting doubt and confusion over the voting process, so that if they lose, they can say it was due to fraud.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:59 (five days ago) link

Truth is never an effective counter to American exceptionalism.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:14 (four days ago) link

Trump and the GOP's entire worldview is that the people who do not vote for them are illegitimate

frogbs, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:15 (four days ago) link

He WON and he still whinged about fraudulent voting didnt he? I have to stop thinking about this turd in a wig. It is angrying up my blood and I dont even live in the US.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:54 (four days ago) link

Republicans should take heart, inspire of compulsory voting, pre-polling and mail in ballots; Australia still elects a parade of fascist shitweasels into government.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:07 (four days ago) link

Well yes, this is (mostly) true but in our defence, they won legitimately because everyone in this country loves a man in uniform.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 28 May 2020 04:37 (four days ago) link

Compulsory voting probably favors incumbent parties and candidates even more than our model, because you’re encouraging the CGLOAF demographic to come out and vote.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 28 May 2020 04:47 (four days ago) link

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massage angry pixels (sic), Thursday, 28 May 2020 07:02 (four days ago) link

Trump and McEnany said Trump had to vote by mail because he couldn't be in Florida to do it in person.

Wrong. He was there for 2 full early voting days. A voting site was *across the street from his golf club.* He drove past it 6 times.@Kevinliptakcnn: https://t.co/EaZBU73F4Z

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 28, 2020

massage angry pixels (sic), Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:10 (four days ago) link

on balance, probably a dud

||||||||, Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:17 (four days ago) link

This executive order being issued against Twitter and Facebook today is quite a blindingly shiny infrastructure distraction (and in record time, it feels like).

http://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/politics/trump-twitter-social-media-executive-order/index.html

If I'm reading that right, it will allow lawsuits to go forward a lot easier.

But the order could quickly find itself in a thicket of legal and constitutional questions as the White House tests the boundaries of its authority.

What barriers slow down or stop executive orders?

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:36 (four days ago) link

Lawsuits, injunctions against implementation/enforcement while the whole mess plays out in court.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:55 (four days ago) link

wow took this fucker weeks to react to a pandemic in his own country but a twitter factcheck brings out the EO in 2 days

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:59 (four days ago) link

This looks like a mistake, he has the balance on social media exactly in his favour right now, special rules for himself, but all unwritten so with plausible deniability. Facebook and Twitter got him into power, if Zuckerberg and Dorsey wanted to flex right now they could demonstrate this.

OTOH I'd like to see Trump wriggle his way out of this sticky situation, etc.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:02 (four days ago) link

(xposts) So nothing happens then if he loses in November. Good--because you know ILX is next on his list.

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:04 (four days ago) link

banning twitter might be the first he does that I like

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:13 (four days ago) link

Wouldn't this exec order create more twitter censorship? They would be held accountable when Trump says libelous things.

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:23 (four days ago) link

You figure at some point his nose has to stop growing back after he petulantly spites his face.

Fun-Loving and Furry-Curious! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:42 (four days ago) link

Update on the nose/face showdown:

The president's clash with tech companies comes at a delicate moment. Unlike most American firms, these companies — which are used to working remotely and do not rely on physical locations for sales — have performed strongly throughout the pandemic and have helped to drive the stock market recovery.

Which is pretty much his be-all and end-all, no?

http://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/investing/premarket-stocks-trading/index.html

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:12 (four days ago) link

I'm not on Twitter, so I can't check beyond his first few posts--did they at least leave up those disclaimers from yesterday, or are those already gone?

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:54 (four days ago) link

i don't really understand what he could do to twitter with an EO. if he holds the platforms responsible for what others publish on them -- as if they were "publications" -- then that would be the end of social media. the platforms would need to vet everything that is published on them, not just things that have been flagged.

treeship., Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:27 (four days ago) link

Twitter should just ban him for 24 hours then reset his followers to 0.

Night of the Living Crustheads (PBKR), Thursday, 28 May 2020 18:50 (four days ago) link

It'll end up meaningless, this is just him flailing in his temper tantrum because, for the first time, he's actually seeing tangible pushback on the shit he spews.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 28 May 2020 18:58 (four days ago) link

Temper, and whipping up a story that's not the pandemic or George Floyd.

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:09 (four days ago) link

I think the latter is just a happy bonus for the GOP, I genuinely don't think Trump himself is thinking even that deeply beyond being absolutely furious that he's told he can't say whatever he wants.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:15 (four days ago) link

Headline of the day. pic.twitter.com/AaWmQoZvFa

— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) May 28, 2020

groovypanda, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:59 (four days ago) link

I think the latter is just a happy bonus for the GOP

Had a similar thought after I posted...Ultimately, I don't know if anything will matter in the election--the pandemic, deaths, the economy, race, feuds--except how many of you (Americans who want Trump out) vote.

clemenza, Thursday, 28 May 2020 20:03 (four days ago) link

Here's an even better Zuck headline:

https://chaser.com.au/world/social-media-should-not-fact-check-posts-says-child-molester-mark-zuckerberg/

“Social media should not fact check posts” says child molester Mark Zuckerberg

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 29 May 2020 00:15 (three days ago) link

good lord this man is a piece of shit

trapped out the barndo (crüt), Friday, 29 May 2020 05:23 (three days ago) link

"When the looting starts, the shooting starts" is originally a phrase of Miami police chief Walter Headley.

Headley refused to return from vacation when violent protests broke out at the RNC in 1968. "They know what to do...Wen the looting starts, the shooting starts." https://t.co/NpehNOCLNx

— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) May 29, 2020

j., Friday, 29 May 2020 05:31 (three days ago) link

We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from @realdonaldtrump. https://t.co/6RHX56G2zt

— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) May 29, 2020

xyzzzz__, Friday, 29 May 2020 07:38 (three days ago) link

imagine what they might have noticed if they'd ever looked at his account before

massage angry pixels (sic), Friday, 29 May 2020 07:55 (three days ago) link

This MF said.. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts...” Unbelievable.

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 29, 2020

xyzzzz__, Friday, 29 May 2020 08:12 (three days ago) link

Gop Killer

nashwan, Friday, 29 May 2020 09:34 (three days ago) link

I don't know how he managed to get to the FINALLEVEL still with the incredulity that the US is actively a murderous police state if you are black and the pres is a bit of a racist scoundrel.

calzino, Friday, 29 May 2020 09:45 (three days ago) link

It's Ice T, I'm guessing he is already aware?

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Friday, 29 May 2020 10:05 (three days ago) link

marketing genius declares “maga night,” inspires the most chaotic night of domestic unrest in years

voodoo chili, Sunday, 31 May 2020 02:22 (yesterday) link

I get emails from both the Biden and Trump campaigns (under a pseudonym, of course). I got SIX fundraising emails overnight from the Trump team. They do not appear to be operating from a position of confidence.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:16 (yesterday) link

maga night = cities on fire is just good branding lol

voodoo chili, Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:32 (yesterday) link

make america glow again

dip to dup (rob), Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:36 (yesterday) link

I got SIX fundraising emails overnight from the Trump team.

Not that this should come as a surprise, but I can't think of a clearer indication of what an opportunity they view all this as.

clemenza, Monday, 1 June 2020 01:11 (fifteen hours ago) link

lol the secret service rushed trump to the bunker under the white house on friday night

mookieproof, Monday, 1 June 2020 01:42 (fourteen hours ago) link

what's his codename right now, birdsnest or whatever

j., Monday, 1 June 2020 01:48 (fourteen hours ago) link

"taint"

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 1 June 2020 01:56 (fourteen hours ago) link

They're saying on the news Trump was taken into a bunker because he had so much nervous diarrhea he clogged the entire White House plumbing and all the turds were flooding everywhere like the blood elevator in The Shining and then he clogged the bunker toilet too.

— 👶 luke oneil 🧠 (@lukeoneil47) June 1, 2020

j., Monday, 1 June 2020 02:03 (fourteen hours ago) link

Seems Legit.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:13 (fourteen hours ago) link

laying low and tweeting through it. that's leadership

mookieproof, Monday, 1 June 2020 02:16 (fourteen hours ago) link

the phrase "wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight" comes to mind

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:29 (thirteen hours ago) link

Zuck called Trump to ask him to change his post:

https://www.axios.com/trump-protests-riots-4ab7f1e1-1498-433b-8b80-cedf3cc1ae96.html

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 June 2020 15:29 (fifty-nine minutes ago) link

am i the only person who thinks "ominous weapons" is weirdly eloquent for trump. made my brain jump straight to the use of DIME and white phosphorous in gaza in 2009

plax (ico), Monday, 1 June 2020 15:38 (forty-nine minutes ago) link


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