Donald Trump: Classic or Dud?

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

good luck donald trump

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

https://plus.google.com/104275426491742090609

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

takes balls to rock that combover day in and out

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

Search: "move on her like a bitch"

Destroy: everything else

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

everyone is classic but not everyone should be president

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

Overrated

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

#daddy

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

#dilfsinjocks

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

wasting his finite reserves of energy there

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

Cronenbergian

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

you suggest Panama?

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

*not adjusted for population inflation

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

indicative of a deep flaw in our universe

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

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

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

Michael Jackson sold a hundred million records

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

Donlad Turmp sold a hundred million and one. Sad!

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

well he's certainly fatter

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDBB4IMWAAAO6sN.jpg:large

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 23 June 2017 22:18 (three years ago) link

"45office.com" is unbelievably funny.

Meet me at the corner of Haile and Selassie (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

it does sound like he's selling printer paper and staples

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

Is he going to build his own Oval Office replica?

jmm, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

"45office.com" is unbelievably funny.

Agreed. Guy has spent his entire life building up the "Trump" brand, and this is what he picks for his blog's domain?

beard papa, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 19:06 (two weeks ago) link

Gonna assume that squatters already bought up all the domains he would've preferred. And god bless every one of them.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

Visitors to the former president's website can also request a personalized greeting from the president and the First Lady, or request that the Trumps attend an event. Due to the high number of requests, the greetings page says it will take up to six weeks for processing.

As for having the Trumps attend an event, the website said it there would be no status updates "due to the volume of requests President and Mrs. Trump receive. Requests must note if media will be present and if there will be any notable attendees."

Cameo For Cucks. You Love To See It.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

i'm surprised there is no section for tweetlike missives from trump

treeship., Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:05 (two weeks ago) link

like a "newsreel"

treeship., Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:05 (two weeks ago) link

I’m imagining 45Office is just a shitty(er) version of Microsoft’s Office365.

In on the killfile (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

Like you get a red squiggle under every line of text that's coherent or grammatically-correct or free of deeply racist subtext.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

lol 45office.com has to just be a wordpress template

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

cameo

Yes?

https://en.wikipedia-on-ipfs.org/I/m/Cameo_2016.jpg

calzone layer (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

Whoops

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/nyregion/trump-vance-investigation.html?smid=tw-share

State prosecutors in Manhattan investigating former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization have subpoenaed the personal bank records of the company’s chief financial officer and are questioning gifts he and his family received from Mr. Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/MdgqZ6F.png

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 April 2021 03:12 (one week ago) link

Where/in what form was that, uh, published?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 5 April 2021 03:14 (one week ago) link

yeah, i don't even know. it was a "written statement". he made issued some other blowhard statement the other day via the Save America PAC, so maybe them again

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 April 2021 03:29 (one week ago) link

echoes of his famous "even the haters and losers" tweet, but he's clearly not in top form anymore.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 5 April 2021 04:47 (one week ago) link

He’s hiding his Diet Coke bottle behind the phone a day after telling everyone to boycott Coca-Cola! https://t.co/K2is5hpl7o pic.twitter.com/idDtVtkBeM

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 5, 2021

StanM, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 05:43 (one week ago) link

OMG that plane's headed straight for Mount Rushmore

nashwan, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:09 (one week ago) link

hehe. also: glasses. plus, is that newspaper hiding something?

StanM, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:43 (one week ago) link

The newspaper is hiding 3 McRibs.

epistantophus, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:02 (one week ago) link

Looks like right before the picture was taken Asshole told other Asshole "ok, take a step back. No, one more step. OK, just one more ..." And then at the last minute Miller creeped one step closer again, to stay in the frame.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:09 (one week ago) link

I was just wondering:

Does Donald Trump, as of April 2021, have any political agenda, other than to protect and perhaps enrich himself?

He was considered, from say 2016-2021, as the leader of a populist far-right / proto-fascist turn in world politics. He enacted, I think, bad and dangerous policies. You would normally expect such a figure to be continually pushing a policy agenda by whatever means.

But is Trump? Or is he merely shoring himself up (what happened to all the claims about prosecutions he would face after leaving office?), or merely trying to make maximum cash -- with no real political agenda beyond that?

the pinefox, Saturday, 10 April 2021 23:31 (one week ago) link

His only agenda is promoting himself, preferably enriching himself also in the process. That should be abundantly clear by now.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Saturday, 10 April 2021 23:43 (one week ago) link

I
Don’t
Care

In on the killfile (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 10 April 2021 23:48 (one week ago) link

Aimless: wouldn't that, then, be good news? As it would mean that he doesn't have any particular interest in promoting far right policies?

the pinefox, Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:40 (one week ago) link

(what happened to all the claims about prosecutions he would face after leaving office?)

yeah i‘ve been wondering about that myself

groovemaaan, Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:00 (one week ago) link

he's promoting the far right policies still to stoke up his followers to stave off repercussions from his presidency, to grift them and also because he's a racist and a fucking terrible human being

anecdotal certainly but not nothing (stevie), Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:13 (one week ago) link

_ (what happened to all the claims about prosecutions he would face after leaving office?)_

yeah i‘ve been wondering about that myself


Very much in the works. Both Cyrus Vance’s office and the New York AG’s have been widely reported to have ratcheted up their staffing and document review, especially after the tax records question was finally put to bed. There’s been a variety of further reports that the Trump Org’s main financial guy, Weisselberg, has been repeatedly questioned and papers on his and his family’s end reviewed. Just the other day, prosecutors won the formal right to get access to a bunch of financial papers that Weisselberg’s son’s ex-wife had access to due to their 2018 divorce. (She’s been happily cooperating away, unsurprisingly, but these papers needed a formal sign-off to be accessed by that office.) So basically the work is happening, with the supposition being that if there’s enough clear evidence then Weisselberg will be under plenty of pressure to flip. We’ll see.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:35 (one week ago) link

This in and of itself would be enough for headaches but there’s whatever the Fulton County DA in Georgia is considering, while the wider DOJ look into January 6 is a story of increasing focus on various superseding indictments on particular participants. And for all we know there’s other stuff being looked at quietly.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:37 (one week ago) link

They're all going to pull a Mueller and indict a bunch of b-listers and goons but not the big guy.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:40 (one week ago) link

It seems like Trump has the GOP tied up in knots right now. This feels like a good thing. They are in the “can’t live with him, can’t live without him” stage. Of course, this could all change at a moment’s notice. Or... he could be the wrench in McConnell’s works for the next several years. I, for one, hope the GOP finally is getting to the point where they regret, and really start paying for, having hitched their wagons to his cult of personality.

epistantophus, Sunday, 11 April 2021 14:53 (one week ago) link

There will be no regrets as long as the tax cuts and court packing are in effect.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:08 (one week ago) link

I hope all the members of the GOP die fiery deaths.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:26 (one week ago) link

There will be no regrets as long as the tax cuts and court packing are in effect.

You forgot gerrymandering

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:46 (one week ago) link

New: Former President Trump attacked Mitch McConnell as a "dumb son of a bitch" in his speech at the RNC donor retreat tonight, per an attendee.

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 11, 2021

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:51 (one week ago) link

Already trying to thread the needle there

https://www.axios.com/trump-gop-party-asa-hutchinson-54217032-186b-426d-b50b-3635c0a0b205.html

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:54 (one week ago) link

Dud.

pomenitul, Sunday, 11 April 2021 16:00 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/U3IDa8l.png

(at cpac on feb 28)

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 11 April 2021 16:16 (one week ago) link

Welp, there went my breakfast

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Sunday, 11 April 2021 16:30 (one week ago) link

that's just your old breakfast now

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 11 April 2021 16:30 (one week ago) link

look deeply into his eyes and remember your breakfast

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 11 April 2021 16:31 (one week ago) link

I know King Turd has his diehard fans, but seriously, is there really a significant group of even the GOP that wishes this guy were louder and more visible? It feels like such a relief to only have to deal with his shit by choice. Wanting things back the way things were just a few months ago would be like getting over a bad case of food poisoning but wishing you still had diarrhea.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:05 (one week ago) link

🐦[New: Former President Trump attacked Mitch McConnell as a "dumb son of a bitch" in his speech at the RNC donor retreat tonight, per an attendee.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 11, 2021🕸]🐦


Inconsequential. The donor class Trump is talking to knows Mitch has gotten them everything they wanted.

In on the killfile (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:36 (one week ago) link

Trump only has ever cared about himself. He wants the attention, he wants it to all be about him. When he was president, he of course helped the GOP reach some of their goals, but only in so far as it benefitted him to do so. But now what can he do for the GOP? Only make noise, distract, get involved where he’s not wanted, and actively backstab GOP leadership as they attempt to move on. But he’s losing his grip on at least a portion of his base, which means he’s losing his power over GOP leadership. He’s back to being all talk now, and frustrated over not being able to use his preferred channels and reach the same scale of audience. I can only see him continuing to lash out and attack any and all targets even if it won’t benefit himself beyond just saving a little face over being unwanted, a loser and a pariah.

epistantophus, Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:36 (one week ago) link

Aimless: wouldn't that, then, be good news?

I take it as better than most of the alternatives. The critical thing so far has been the removal of his Twitter account. He has no method of amplifying his momentary thoughts and he's too lazy to find and learn a more difficult tool. How he rose to the presidency in face of his universal incompetence is an insoluble mystery.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

I'm waiting for him to do an arena tour. I liked the recent David Roth tweet, too, where he predicted that a commercial starring Trump seems inevitable, and inevitably (even if very much in character) super tacky.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:41 (one week ago) link

his being banned from twitter a few months ago instead of a decade ago does help explain at least some of his success

new display name (Left), Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:55 (one week ago) link

The internet's greatest researcher, Ashley Feinberg, has mapped out what the former guy's days look like when CPAC isn't on:

https://www.trashberg.com/p/what-exactly-is-trump-doing-at-mar

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:58 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAkZT_4vL_Y

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:57 (one week ago) link


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