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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I go to RealClearPolitics a lot and I find a lot there from both sides. There are a lot of pro-Trump articles on there. But 99% of them are clearly written to preach to the choir and are sloppy with the facts because they can be. They're written like that because they obviously don't expect the reader to come from the other point of view. Occasionally you might find one that is written at a higher level and maybe appeared as an op-ed in a respectable source like the Wall Street Journal, or something. But invariably even those usually have a glaring omission of fact that would tank the entire argument if it were included. There are sloppy anti-Trump pieces on there as well, but in general they make much stronger points.

    You would agree Trump is a total buffoon. You can just read his twitter feed sans any commentary to see that. The job of those writing the anti-stuff is far easier.
    I don't like his persona nor his speech pattern. I don't like his moral compass but buffoon implies he has no idea what he's doing, which he may or may not. He's just a narcissist who doesn't give a fuck what others think. In terms of the norm for politics, he defies those norms in a negative way and is easy to criticize. The fact is he figured out how to get elected to the highest office in the land. Either we are all total buffoons or all the smart people didn't know what they were doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    LOL... I love how Rodman plugs PotCoin a few times during an interview with Cuomo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    What's up with Dennis wearing the MAGA hat? Is he a Russian?
    I don't get it.
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    Elect an unserious president, be prepared to get unserious diplomacy:



    Destiny Pictures. Sylvester Stallone. Cute.


    And here's the president dunking on all the haters. The choral voices are a nice touch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Is ANYONE disputing this?! President Trump might be about to end the Korean War after 70 years, but it's MUCH more important for US pundits and journalists to virtue-signal about "negotiating with dictators." JFC.
    lol he gave up actual, material military exercises with the key u.s. ally in the region for...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Elect an unserious president, be prepared to get unserious diplomacy:



    Destiny Pictures. Sylvester Stallone. Cute.


    And here's the president dunking on all the haters. The choral voices are a nice touch.

    That Trump-made video is pretty slick, reminiscent of the days when Trump would promote himself on the phone to various reporters, claiming to be John Barron or one of his other aliases, and telling the listener how great he was/is. The video's final line, uttered with gravitas ("The future... remains to be written"), reminded me of a senior partner at my first firm who, when reading a memo or brief that included a trite or hackneyed phrase, would read it aloud and then, setting the paper down, would utter with great seriousness, "My friend, the future...lies ahead!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    That Trump-made video is pretty slick, reminiscent of the days when Trump would promote himself on the phone to various reporters, claiming to be John Barron or one of his other aliases, and telling the listener how great he was/is. The video's final line, uttered with gravitas ("The future... remains to be written"), reminded me of a senior partner at my first firm who, when reading a memo or brief that included a trite or hackneyed phrase, would read it aloud and then, setting the paper down, would utter with great seriousness, "My friend, the future...lies ahead!"
    Imagine the Tens of Thousands of Dollars invested here in analyzing Drumpf. Lost productivity all around.
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    I genuinely hope the DPRK denuclearizes, but I don't understand why a few of the news outlets I've listened to today (including fake news CNN, etc.) and some within the Trump administration have said that Un has "promised to denuclearize" the Korean peninsula. He hasn't. The joint statement provides that "the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." That's something very different.

    I commit to work toward winning the gold medal in the men's 10,000 meter race at the 2020 Olympics in London. But I'm not promising anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I genuinely hope the DPRK denuclearizes, but I don't understand why a few of the news outlets I've listened to today (including fake news CNN, etc.) and some within the Trump administration have said that Un has "promised to denuclearize" the Korean peninsula. He hasn't. The joint statement provides that "the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." That's something very different.

    I commit to work toward winning the gold medal in the men's 10,000 meter race at the 2020 Olympics in London. But I'm not promising anything...
    I don't know how credible a threat N. Korea ever really was to the United States, to be honest. To S. Korea? Absolutely. But Trump doesn't really acknowledge the concept of allies. I don't think he cares that much about S. Korea's security or of our joint economic interests, or in checking Chinese influence in that part of the world or anywhere else. This seems to me to be a lot about Trump finding a reason for pulling troops out and isolating the US and leaving that part of the world for China to try to control. It's not that relevant to him how fast N. Korea truly denuclearizes, if ever. He got the reality TV show he wanted out of this. Next up he figures out how to pull the military out of Japan as well. Maybe this is what we want, I don't know. I hate his style though. What he REALLY doesn't understand in the least is trade or global economics, which is going to damage our economy as long as he continues to try to throw a sledgehammer at every existing trade agreement, and as he throws out more and more tariffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I genuinely hope the DPRK denuclearizes, but I don't understand why a few of the news outlets I've listened to today (including fake news CNN, etc.) and some within the Trump administration have said that Un has "promised to denuclearize" the Korean peninsula. He hasn't. The joint statement provides that "the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." That's something very different.

    I commit to work toward winning the gold medal in the men's 10,000 meter race at the 2020 Olympics in London. But I'm not promising anything...
    You've really got your work cut out for you, since the 2020 games will be in Tokyo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I love how in this photo it looks like Hillary just popped up in front and is photobombing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    You've really got your work cut out for you, since the 2020 games will be in Tokyo.
    Let's refer him to some East German doctors, who have the magic juice for everyone. He can stop over in Beijing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    You've really got your work cut out for you, since the 2020 games will be in Tokyo.
    Ha, another dream dashed... My mental lapse is especially troubling in that just two weeks ago I was in Tokyo learning about what a pain in the butt the Olympics are proving to be for certain residents there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Ha, another dream dashed... My mental lapse is especially troubling in that just two weeks ago I was in Tokyo learning about what a pain in the butt the Olympics are proving to be for certain residents there.
    You were checking out the Olympic dorms? Great visualization technique, PAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    LOL.

    So we got a weaker commitment from N. Korea than the ones they have broken in the past. No details on how or when to denuclearize. No accountability built into it. But it's the Iran deal that's really bad. Obama was involved in that deal, so it's terrible. Funny how this one is light years weaker, but Trump did it, so it's marvelous.

    Then hours later and completely outside of the actual signed agreement, Trump just casually throws out there that we are going to halt the joint military exercises with S. Korea that have been going on for 70 years. Since then the S. Koreans and our own military have both said the announcement was a surprise. But not surprisingly, the last time the exercises were done Russia issued a statement basically about how much they didn't like it.

    So twice in the same week Trump does what makes Putin happy. He completely unprompted and out of the blue complains that Russia with their economy smaller than Italy's should be at the G7 and then does all he can that week to damage relationships with everyone there. Brilliant. Undeniably Putin loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    So we got a weaker commitment from N. Korea than the ones they have broken in the past. No details on how or when to denuclearize. No accountability. But it's the Iran deal that's really bad. Right. I don't think details or facts matter other than it was Obama involved.

    Then hours later and completely outside of the actual signed agreement, Trump just casually throws out there that we are going to halt the joint military exercises with S. Korea that have been going on for 70 years. Since then the S. Koreans and our own military have both said the announcement was a surprise.

    But not surprisingly, the last time the exercises were done Russia issued a statement basically about how much they didn't like it.

    So twice in the same week Trump does what makes Putin happy. He completely out of the blue complains that Russia with their economy smaller than Italy's should be at the G7 and then does all he can that week to damage relationships with everyone there.
    The Trump-wing on CUF can disagree, but Russia is the only entity that has routinely benefited from POTUS' actions and not been harmed by his carelessness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    The Trump-wing on CUF can disagree, but Russia is the only entity that has routinely benefited from POTUS' actions and not been harmed by his carelessness.
    Trump has business reasons for keeping Putin happy. All major business done in Russia must have Putin's blessing. That's how things work there, and Trump is basically another oligarch who just happens to be American. That's the most logical explanation for his actions around Putin and Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    So we got a weaker commitment from N. Korea than the ones they have broken in the past. No details on how or when to denuclearize. No accountability. But it's the Iran deal that's really bad. Obama was involved in that deal, so it's terrible. Funny how this one is light years weaker, but Trump did it, so it's marvelous.

    Then hours later and completely outside of the actual signed agreement, Trump just casually throws out there that we are going to halt the joint military exercises with S. Korea that have been going on for 70 years. Since then the S. Koreans and our own military have both said the announcement was a surprise. But not surprisingly, the last time the exercises were done Russia issued a statement basically about how much they didn't like it.

    So twice in the same week Trump does what makes Putin happy. He completely out of the blue complains that Russia with their economy smaller than Italy's should be at the G7 and then does all he can that week to damage relationships with everyone there. Brilliant.
    Trump clearly is attracted to dictators like Putin and Kim.

    But hey the South Koreans mostly approve of this de-escalation at least compared to Trump’s Twitter provocations that were happening last year. Trump is still an idiot but it could be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Trump clearly is attracted to dictators like Putin and Kim.

    But hey the South Koreans mostly approve of this de-escalation at least compared to Trump’s Twitter provocations that were happening last year. Trump is still an idiot but it could be worse.
    whether it could be worse or not is highly speculative and kind of irrelevant since someone else being elected didn't happen. The unknown is unknowable. Republicans right now instead of doing nothing with the idea that it could have been worse, should push back on the idiocy before it wrecks the economy, as his dopey trade ideas eventually will if allowed to push through.

    Also, the taking kids away from their parents at the border is shockingly immoral. That needs to stop. I heard Hugh Hewitt say that in an interview this morning. At least he has some morals left even if he's still mostly pro-Trump right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    whether it could be worse or not is highly speculative and kind of irrelevant ...
    I meant it could be worse in that Trump could have already provoked the North Koreans into launching a nuke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    I meant it could be worse in that Trump could have already provoked the North Koreans into launching a nuke.
    Got it. That's definitely true.

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    I think they made an error in this article... It should read "Obama Nominated for Nobel Peace Price":

    Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Price... By Norway

    The summit in Singapore has made US President Donald Trump "a man of peace," according to two Norwegian parliamentary representatives (from the Frp party), and as NRK reports, they have nominated him for the most gifted award of all of them.

    Representatives Christian Tybring-Gjedde (Frp) and Per-Willy Amundsen (Frp) believe it qualifies Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    "What's happening now is historical. A process is underway to ensure world peace in the future. It's a fragile process, but we must of course do what we can to help this process bring good results. I think that we can do by sending a clear signal by giving Trump the peace prize."
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...e-price-norway

    Why would those freak'n socialists of Norway nominate Drumpf?


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    Did President Obama get his Nobel before or after he closed down Guantanamo Bay detention camp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Did President Obama get his Nobel before or after he closed down Guantanamo Bay detention camp?
    He got it simply for being elected. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize

    Nominations for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize closed just 11 days after Obama took office.
    Jagland said "We have not given the prize for what may happen in the future. We are awarding Obama for what he has done in the past year. And we are hoping this may contribute a little bit for what he is trying to do," noting that he hoped the award would assist Obama's foreign policy efforts. Jagland said the committee was influenced by a speech Obama gave about Islam in Cairo in June 2009, the president's efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and climate change, and Obama's support for using established international bodies such as the United Nations to pursue foreign policy goals.[11] The New York Times reported that Jagland shrugged off the question of whether "the committee feared being labeled naïve for accepting a young politician's promises at face value", stating that "no one could deny that 'the international climate' had suddenly improved, and that Mr. Obama was the main reason...'We want to embrace the message that he stands for."[9]

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    He got it simply for being elected. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize
    That rationale is laughable.
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    “He’s a tough guy,” the president said during a Fox News interview that aired Wednesday. “When you take over a country, a tough country, tough people and you take it over from your father — I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have — if you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 that could do that. So he’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    He got it simply for being elected.
    Yeah, I was being facetious. President Obama never kept his pre-election promise and Nobel-speech-acceptance pledge of closing down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Perpetrators of the Bush-era torture regime went unpunished during the entirety of his Administration.

    Embrace the message that sends Jagland!
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