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  • Wolfshead
    Itinerent player of pasteboards
    • Sep 2008
    • 883

    Donald Trump for President?

    Just saw a stump speech by "The Donald" on the a.m. news. Will someone plese tell this man, "you're fired" before he embarrasses this country any further. I would say before he embarrasses himself any further but I think that is no longer in the realm of possibility.
    herb

    Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

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  • Wanderlust
    Lemon Curry?
    • Apr 2008
    • 3627

    #2
    Frankly Wolfer, I can't believe the shit coming out of his mouth. Back on the birthers bit?

    PS. I've finally found a fitting use for this emoticon.
    Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

    ~Henry David Thoreau

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    • ThanosShadowsage
      Eternal Companion
      • Dec 2003
      • 666

      #3
      I highly doubt he'll run. Conservatives will have a field day with him. Look at his past, he uses corporate bankruptcy as a get out of debt free card. The man can't even run a casino properly and we all know that Casinos practically print money.

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      • silverhand
        Citizen of Tanelorn
        • Feb 2004
        • 282

        #4
        Rich Hall was on ITV's Stand up for the Week & did a great demolition job on Trump. Mind his stand up spot would've been halved if he'd dropped the word.
        Arioch, aid me! Blood and souls for Arioch!

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        • Wolfshead
          Itinerent player of pasteboards
          • Sep 2008
          • 883

          #5
          Originally posted by ThanosShadowsage View Post
          I highly doubt he'll run. Conservatives will have a field day with him. Look at his past, he uses corporate bankruptcy as a get out of debt free card. The man can't even run a casino properly and we all know that Casinos practically print money.
          A fact I mentioned in my comment on the Should Trump Run website. However I don't think my opinion of the matter is going to get past moderation as i'm not as enthusiastic about the idea as they seem to want people to be. OTOH, there is no telling what may happen given the ego of the man. As for conservatives having a field day with him they can try but the American public is quick, quick to embrace celebrity, prefering style over substance and quick to forget what doesn't fit their preconceived notions of someone or somethings witness the fact that it only took them one election cycle to return to office the architects of the latest fiscal disaster.
          herb

          Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

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          • ThanosShadowsage
            Eternal Companion
            • Dec 2003
            • 666

            #6
            Yeah, now that I give it some more throught I guess failing businessmen are a little more accepted in the Republican Party than one would think. George W. Bush didn't do so well with his oil company. It's true that I have no experience running a company but I think I'd be able to handle an oil company if the job was given to me. At the very least my salary would cover the cost of the many advisers I'd be consulting.

            I'm still not too worried about Trump though. A classmate in my History class said Trump has talked about running for President several times before. He talks big but doesn't follow through. Although I suppose he could just be a small part in a grander scheme. Perhaps the Republicans keep him in their back pocket waiting for a time when none of their candidates are doing too well in the primaries? Is Trump a political trump card? As amusing as that notion is I doubt it.

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            • dylerpillar
              Freelance Writing and Editing Unprofessional
              • Aug 2008
              • 2214

              #7
              "Trump" is the sound you get when you drop a bag of money on the way to the safe.
              Thick as wind-blown leaves innumerable, since 1985

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              • Wolfshead
                Itinerent player of pasteboards
                • Sep 2008
                • 883

                #8
                I don't really see him as a serious candidate either but stranger things have happened. Considering the the GOP has no contender that can take Obama as of now as low as his approval rating might be if the man does garner a following they may actually turn to him. It wasn't long agho that a former washed up actor was hailed as the savior of the GOP and Arnie got the nod in his bid for Ca's govenorship so anything is possible.
                herb

                Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

                http://www.wolfshead.net/wolfshowl


                http://www.wolfshead.net/books

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                • Nathaniel
                  Champion of the Balance
                  • Nov 2006
                  • 1989

                  #9
                  Apols if this is a double post, thought I had posted but doesn't look like it uploaded.
                  I just saw an exerpt from an interview with Trump where he essentially said that what he would do in Lybia was invade and take all their oil. While the honesty was a change, the underlying sentiment left me feeling somewhat queesy

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                  • Wolfshead
                    Itinerent player of pasteboards
                    • Sep 2008
                    • 883

                    #10
                    Such statements leave me the same way but he's playing to his audience, the Teaparty. His speach the other day was all about Obama's birth certificate and now he's playing to the jingoistic arseholes who make up a large part of the ultra conservative movement.

                    Speaking of that particular group of personages I saw some of the newly elected Congressmen, or women, on the Sunday news shows and one of them actually had the balls to say that their plan to privatize Medicare was going to give seniors the same advantages in heath care coverage that the members of Congress get. While they may have been right if you consider the ability to pick and choose among insurers I'm sure the stipend that Congress is getting for its own care is a lot bigger than what they are going to give the folks on Medicare. After all, These were the same characters threatening a shut down of the Federal government over the budget stalemate yet for some reason while everyone else got screwed our revered legislators were still going to collect their own salaries.
                    herb

                    Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

                    http://www.wolfshead.net/wolfshowl


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                    • David Mosley
                      Eternal Administrator
                      • Jul 2004
                      • 11823

                      #11
                      Originally posted by dylerpillar View Post
                      "Trump" is the sound you get when you drop a bag of money on the way to the safe.
                      "Trump" is also the sound you get when you expel internal gases from your body via your rectum.
                      _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                      _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                      _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                      _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                      • Pebble
                        Eternal Champion
                        • Dec 2006
                        • 2550

                        #12
                        Originally posted by ThanosShadowsage View Post
                        Yeah, now that I give it some more throught I guess failing businessmen are a little more accepted in the Republican Party than one would think. George W. Bush didn't do so well with his oil company. It's true that I have no experience running a company but I think I'd be able to handle an oil company if the job was given to me. At the very least my salary would cover the cost of the many advisers I'd be consulting.
                        This is one of those paradoxes as a 'less successful' businessman, you should learn from your mistakes and therefore be given a second chance and then get given a similar top position.
                        Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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                        • ThanosShadowsage
                          Eternal Companion
                          • Dec 2003
                          • 666

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Pebble View Post
                          This is one of those paradoxes as a 'less successful' businessman, you should learn from your mistakes and therefore be given a second chance and then get given a similar top position.
                          *Gasp* You mean it's basically a modern day aristocracy?!

                          I'll bet the original laissez-faire economists didn't see that one coming. "Let's take a hands off approach to the free market and encourage the common man to have a role in economics!" [200 Years Later] "Oh God. You're doing it wrong! You're doing it wrong..." *sob*

                          Who knew that people who gain wealth enjoy it and seek to keep it at the expense of others? Who could possibly imagine that a minority of the wealthy population would band together on the Golf courses and conspire behind our backs? Clearly the only course of action is the mob rule of the old days. [sarcasm alert] Let's all just run into their mansions, take what we can grab, and leave. [end sarcasm alert]

                          I wonder how trump weaseled his way into the modern aristocracy?

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                          • Wolfshead
                            Itinerent player of pasteboards
                            • Sep 2008
                            • 883

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Pebble View Post
                            Originally posted by ThanosShadowsage View Post
                            Yeah, now that I give it some more throught I guess failing businessmen are a little more accepted in the Republican Party than one would think. George W. Bush didn't do so well with his oil company. It's true that I have no experience running a company but I think I'd be able to handle an oil company if the job was given to me. At the very least my salary would cover the cost of the many advisers I'd be consulting.
                            This is one of those paradoxes as a 'less successful' businessman, you should learn from your mistakes and therefore be given a second chance and then get given a similar top position.
                            Kind of ironic isn't it. Many of the conservatives seem to have this major phobia of giving those who are personally down on their luck a helping hand, welfare queens, hard work, personal responsibility and all that jazz. Yet let one of the darlings of the conservatives screw up and run a major business in to the ground screwing up the livelihood of who knows how mant others instead of just their personal life and it seems they are more than willing to want the government to bail them out and to give them second chances. Welfare that helps the poor, bad, corporate welfare, good? Something ain't quite right here.
                            herb

                            Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

                            http://www.wolfshead.net/wolfshowl


                            http://www.wolfshead.net/books

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