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  The First 100 Daze
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 2 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)


Even though Donald Trump's Presidency doesn't hit the 100 day mark until Saturday, April 29th, it was a major talking point in the news media this weekend. This is primarily because the people who claim to be journalists these days just love big dumb stories about big dumb round numbers, and offering their worthless opinions rather than doing anything even remotely like reportage.

So we'll do it too!

As you'll recall unless you drink as much as we do, Barack Obama spent the entirety of his first 100 days being fellated by the press, bowing to foreign potentates, making a famous "apology tour" to explain to foreigners how much our nation has always sucked, labeling military veterans as "potential terrorists," incinerating taxpayer dollars with preposterous "stimulus programs" that only stimulated ACORN and other liberal evildoers and, most importantly, did all of these things while simultaneously being historically black. In stark contrast, Donald Trump has actually tried to accomplish things while being orange. But how has he fared?

All in all, pretty well. For one thing, he hasn't destroyed the Earth in an insane, orgiastic display of nuclear button pushing - so count the pundits wrong on that worry. Similarly, we've noticed no particular increase in "pussy grabbing," other than among feminists (or should we call them fetishists?) who have taken to wearing giant vagina costumes. A trend which, sadly, appears to have driven former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly mad with lust.

Trump has been great for the stock market, which we wish we would have foreseen before selling a crapload of securities under the assumption that one of Trump's nutty 3 a.m. tweets would quickly crash the market. We stand corrected (note: stock market humor).

Trump has also been good at reestablishing the military significance of "red lines" including those drawn (and withdrawn) by previous presidents. And hey, any President who introduces ISIS to the "Mother of All Bombs" deserves extra style points in our book.

Perhaps most significantly, President Trump presided over Neil Gorsuch's ascendancy to the Supreme Court - a fact which would cause us to hang a triumphant "Mission Accomplished" banner over his presidency even if he spends the next four years golfing and hosting pep rallies.

Of course, some of Trump's campaign promises have yet to be realized. Obamacare is still a cancer on our nation's health system, the Border Wall hasn't been funded yet, and - most tragically - Hillary Clinton still isn't in prison.

Then again, who knows what Trump can get done by Saturday?


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  Just another brick in the wall
Posted by: autie - 3 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (1)

So I have been seeing a lot over the last day about Trump lobbying for his wall idea.  He tweeted up some nonsense about the "wall' keeping out drugs that poison our youth and something about some very bad people.  Is he truly that out of touch?  In my opinion the wall, even if built as visioned by the rubes, would do little to stem the flow of heroin/cocaine/methamphetamine across the southern borders.  The smugglers will simply become more determined than before and create new ways to beat the odds.  The whole thing is a joke.  The bad guys are probably already on line for a brand new super tunnel.  Or they will just go buy some giant ACME slingshots and hook them up to some cactus and launch over the fence.  And at first he said the Mexicans would pay for it.  Then he said we could pay upfront and the bill it back to them.  Then when he found out that idea would simply cost shift it all back to Americans he backtracked again and just left at the will pay eventually.  Whatever that means.  Now is this all just an example of how he royally fuked up all those businesses like the steaks, the airline, the school and many others?  The guy is some kind of business cluster, along with his two sons, Uday and Qusay.

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  Trump willing to risk gov't shutdown for his wall
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 07:40 PM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (4)

Quote:President Trump says he may not approve a government funding bill this week if it does not include funding for a “badly needed border wall” that he claims Mexico, “in some form,” will “eventually” pay for.

In a pair of tweets Sunday, the president accused Democrats of withholding money from the federal budget to start building the wall he wants constructed along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

He is trying to pin it on the Democrats though.

Trump promised a wall (a tremendous wall) and he promised that Mexico would pay for it...but he is willing to shut down our government if taxpayers don't provide funding for it and he blames an entirely different group for his inability to force Mexico to pay for the wall.

The Art of the Con by Donald Trump.

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  How fast does modern pop culture change?
Posted by: rockchalker52 - Yesterday, 06:38 PM - Forum: Under the Street - Replies (14)

UNDER THE STREET - Sunday night/Monday morning Edition
asked under Funk & Wagnell's porch at noon today.

Let's say you're gonna nap for 25 years, Van Winkle.  Do you think you'll understand the modern pop culture when you awake?  Consider your possible reactions if somebody had made these statements to you in 1992:

"I have angry birds on my phone."

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"I store my contacts in the cloud."

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"Aw man, I accidentally liked her photo."

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"My phone died so my alarm didn't go off."

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"The Big Bang Theory won an Emmy."

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"I got poked on Facebook yesterday.

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"I am going to watch porn on my phone, in the shower."

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"Hang on, I'm gonna Google it."

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"My brother and his husband are having a baby!"

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"Make sure you delete your cookies."

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"I'm just going to re-charge my cigarette."

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Do you think you could navigate the pop culture landscape 25 years from now?

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  TV and Trump - Being There
Posted by: susnus - Yesterday, 05:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Fox News’s average prime-time viewer last year, for instance, was 68 years old and mostly white and the average American watches more than 4 hours per day, according to Nielsen data.

This is the POTUS. A boob tube head, tuned in to his own image and ratings. 

Quote:Foreign diplomats have urged their governments’ leaders to appear on television when they’re stateside as a means of making their case to Trump, and U.S. lawmakers regard a TV appearance as nearly on par with an Oval Office meeting in terms of showcasing their standing or viewpoints to the president. 

There is an embedded link that chronicles a reporter trying to watch/listen to the Fox & Friends show regularly to get a taste of what, predictably, the show is about and how it operates. Hilariously low-key view of the smush that is F&F.

Quote:Donald Trump loves cable news. Cable news in general, “Fox & Friends” in particular, possibly for hours a day, knocking around the White House, tapping on his Android, having his sense of the country shaped by television.

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  USS Trump & That escalator moment in art
Posted by: susnus - Yesterday, 01:32 PM - Forum: Random - Replies (1)

Newest Navy ship to be released.

I hadn't seen this before.


The Petzel Gallery in NYC held a "We need to talk..." - a 2 part event for artists and the public to respond to the present conditions in America, post election.

Dana Schutz exhibited this at the gallery - it captures that moment when 45 -

Quote:"He’s coming down, taking us to lower levels of everything.”

Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.

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  This train don't run - FTA delays an approved grant
Posted by: susnus - Yesterday, 01:20 AM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (3)

Infrastructure. wasn't that going to be a priority for this administration?

FTA delays grants

Quote:The White House wants to slice nearly $1 billion from the transportation budget this year, with the cuts aimed primarily at urban transit projects such as the Purple Line in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

More cuts may be in store: Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 ignores two major New York City projects: an extension of the Second Avenue subway line and a new train tunnel under the Hudson River. In a note to Congress last month, the White House budget office wrote that when it comes to improvements to Caltrain and the D.C. Metro system, “localities should fund these localized projects.”

Christopher Leinberger, chair of George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, said the cuts suggest Trump is “playing to the base,” because he got much less support in urban areas than in “drivable suburban locations.”

“This is about pure politics,” Leinberger said.

Still pandering to the so-called base - as base a minority as the silent majority was silent.

President Trump is nearing the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times. His voters are largely satisfied with his performance, but his base of support hasn’t grown since he took office, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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  This has to be one of the weirdest reasons for a food recall
Posted by: Gern Blanston - 04-22-2017, 10:05 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Quote:FOX 13) - Roundy's and Harris Teeter brands of Southern Style Hash Browns are being recalled because the company fears golf balls were harvested and processed with the potatoes.

McCain Foods USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the frozen hash browns. In a statement, the company said, "despite our stringent supply standards," the golf balls "may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product."
How the???

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  HK VP70Z, The First Polymer Frame Pistol
Posted by: Milsurp Mike - 04-22-2017, 02:19 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

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  Still more comedy from "president" cheeto!
Posted by: Riverdrifter - 04-21-2017, 11:56 PM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (8)

The U. S. Surgeon General, an Obama appointee, was fired today and was replaced by a nurse!  You just can't make this stuff up! But, it's not surprising, I guess. Trump did the comparatively same things at all his cabinet appointments as well as his SCOTUS nominee.

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