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

"I call the head of Exxon. I'll use a company. 'How, how are you doing, how's energy coming? When are doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits, huh?' But I call the head of Exxon, I say, 'you know, I'd love you to send me $25m for the campaign'" - Trump #QuidProQuo pic.twitter.com/Tr1ccpyMzw

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 19, 2020

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 19 October 2020 22:17 (one week ago) link

i mean, that is how it works

treeship., Monday, 19 October 2020 22:18 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7_k9mOsqV0

treeship., Monday, 19 October 2020 22:19 (one week ago) link

after trump is gone, we need to revisit the issue of campaign finance. and pack the court so we can overturn citizens' united.

treeship., Monday, 19 October 2020 22:19 (one week ago) link

well yeah

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 19 October 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link

Trump is always referring to "the disaster known as Obamacare." If Biden wins, he should rename it "The Disaster Formerly Known as Obamacare" in the first few months of his term, then drop that for a mysterious symbol.

clemenza, Monday, 19 October 2020 22:29 (one week ago) link

he should rename it trumpcare, just for the lols

umsworth (emsworth), Monday, 19 October 2020 22:38 (one week ago) link

he should change it up a little and call it Medicare for All

treeship., Monday, 19 October 2020 22:47 (one week ago) link

he should eat shit slowly

Walter Draggedman (stevie), Monday, 19 October 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

“Oh, I don’t know,” Trump replied. “Look, he’s an expert. He’s one of the experts of the world.”

i’m afraid to say there are some Trump phrases that almost make you wriggle with pleasure.

from this long dive into white house covid chaos in the WaPo.

to balance what might be seen as unseemly amusement, i thought the most telling quote in the piece was this:

Trump and many of his advisers have come to believe that the key to a revived economy and a return to normalcy is a vaccine.
“They’ve given up on everything else,” said a senior administration official involved in the pandemic response. “It’s too hard of a slog.”


that has the ring of truth to it, and it reads across to the UK (I’m normally *very* wary of drawing US-UK comparisons). There’s a sort of structural and ideological laziness, which might be summed up as ‘the state and the act of governing is too hard’ - ideology is almost the excuse for the actual cause which is just not wanting to do anything which looks too much like hard work. in the UK my view is that they don’t actually know how to do hard work, they don’t understand the levers they can pull. ‘shrinking the state’ has withered their sense of how the state works, and made them indifferent to what it can do.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:21 (six days ago) link

Yes, good stuff, Fizzles. In the UK we've been alternating between grim workaholics and lazy offhand poshos for some time: Brown/ Cameron/ May/ Johnson. I'm not saying one is necessarily a reaction to the other but I do wonder sometimes.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:12 (six days ago) link

This is the same guy, rant on Scooby Doo:

https://t.co/w1NP5xnR54

— Dylan Ewing 🛸 (@realcooltimes) October 19, 2020

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:36 (six days ago) link

WHOA: "Three Simultaneous Lightning Strikes on the Trump Hotel Chicago at 2:14am on Thursday." Thanks to @BarryButlerPhotography for sharing the incredible shot. pic.twitter.com/4r431yhikq

— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) October 22, 2020

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:27 (four days ago) link

huge ghostbusters energy

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:27 (four days ago) link

That lightning storm last night (and I mean freaking ALL last night) was something else. Had no idea it was some deity or other attempting to destroy Trump's shitty building but I support the effort.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:30 (four days ago) link

Oh for FUCK'S sake, the writers are going way overboard on heavy-handed metaphors this season.

fretless porpentine (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:35 (four days ago) link

It's not a metaphor.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:36 (four days ago) link

i've been flipping that building off for 4 years now, glad to see that my negative energy is starting to translate

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:45 (four days ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElCP3ntXgAEaToj?format=jpg&name=small

calzino, Friday, 23 October 2020 19:01 (three days ago) link

like they added a little Sam Waterston DNA

Neanderthal, Friday, 23 October 2020 19:40 (three days ago) link

so either a cake or for ballistics tests i guess?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 23 October 2020 19:47 (three days ago) link

one of the few human beings who looks more human as a cake than as himself

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 23 October 2020 19:47 (three days ago) link

TRUMP: I would eat me.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 October 2020 19:49 (three days ago) link

Are there still Melania truthers out there?

Is this really Melania? Nose, jawline, and smile aren't the same as the real one. pic.twitter.com/zcb5PIkRJY

— 10 more days - Let's end this nightmare! (@DrPimK) October 24, 2020

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 October 2020 01:35 (yesterday) link

Looks like her

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:22 (yesterday) link

yes. me. I think that's a different person.

frogbs, Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:24 (yesterday) link

you absolutely can't conclude anything from a single low-res digital image taken in motion from one angle, AND also that doesn't look like her

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:28 (yesterday) link

Also, the b00ps are much smaller than Melania and the teeth are different.

— 10 more days - Let's end this nightmare! (@DrPimK) October 24, 2020

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:30 (yesterday) link

also: why would a fake melania be there

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:43 (yesterday) link

Real Melania is in hiding preparing to turn state's evidence against him.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:44 (yesterday) link

Melania doesn't smile wide with teeth like that. Though I guess to be fair, she's always so made up I imagine it doesn't take much (or less) to make her look like someone else.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:45 (yesterday) link

Maybe he ate Melania?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:45 (yesterday) link

I am embarrassed to agree with this or really have any opinion at all on it but yeah that just doesn't look like her?

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:45 (yesterday) link

Dud

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:45 (yesterday) link

Probably just the pilot's fashionista wife.

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:46 (yesterday) link

I care whether they're using a Melania stunt double about as much as I care that Donald used to call reporters claiming to be his own publicist. Believable, sure. In character, yes. Does it matter in terms of whether or not he's a piece of shit? Eh, not really.

It may turn out that there's a stunt Melania. It may turn out that there isn't, and it's just a weird angle or lighting or whatever.

If we press the line that it's the former, and it was the latter, then we look stupid and delusional. It's bait. If we just shake our heads at how fucked up that whole family and scene is, that's low stakes and has the advantage of being obviously true.

Fjord Explorer (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:18 (yesterday) link

I think it’s just a weird angle. It still looks kind of like her:

treeship., Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:21 (yesterday) link

i'm with YMP, i just dgaf, and bummed seeing my friends posting the shit

Neanderthal, Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:24 (yesterday) link

Soon the trumps will be gone

treeship., Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:24 (yesterday) link

with brown underwear as their only take home gift

Neanderthal, Sunday, 25 October 2020 03:25 (yesterday) link

dud

I mean, you all know that most heads of state and presidents have doubles, right? I don't care, but I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Sunday, 25 October 2020 11:31 (yesterday) link

How long after he loses before she serves divorce papers? Maybe he gets to keep the shadow warrior, who knows.

logout option: disabled (Matt #2), Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:32 (yesterday) link

She was supposed to divorce him in 2016 after he lost the election, then disaster struck. Trumps now banging Hope Hicks is the rumor.

Boring, Maryland, Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:42 (yesterday) link

I mean, you all know that most heads of state and presidents have doubles, right? I don't care, but I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility


Call me naive but I’m not sure that’s true outside of Saddam-like situations.

Boring, Maryland, Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:43 (yesterday) link

I was just about to say, is it really that common? Why would any of them have doubles? If they were in two places at once that would be a giveaway, and if you're making a public appearance that means close up work, which could be a giveaway, too. I think the only reason dictators had/have doubles is in case someone tries to kill them, which is not as much of a concern here.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:45 (yesterday) link

A double of Boris Johnson, can you imagine?

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 October 2020 13:23 (yesterday) link

^ about to be sorted into Slytherin

Fjord Explorer (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 25 October 2020 15:01 (yesterday) link


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