Page 164 of 293 FirstFirst ... 64114154162163164165166174214264 ... LastLast
Results 4,891 to 4,920 of 8786

Thread: President Trump: Making America Great Again...

  1. #4891
    Senior Member Crockett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Orygun
    Posts
    846

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Mitt brings reason and dignity. It makes me mourn his presidency that never was.
    Mitt ran 4 years too soon.

    I would like to blame the Trump presidency on all the people who made Romney out to be Hitler, a blood-sucking capitalist that caused a woman to die of cancer, and an animal abuser. Mitt should be in his 2d term now. This is my message to them: .

  2. #4892
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Steve Bannon plans to go 'thermonuclear' on White House officials.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/18/stev...als-axios.html

    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  3. #4893
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by originalsocal View Post
    Binders of women <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<All sides are to blame.
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the things that were once thought to be Mitt negatives.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  4. #4894
    Adventurer Walter Sobchak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    West of House
    Posts
    2,732

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcat View Post
    Mitt Romney with a strong post on Facebook this morning:
    You're actually pretty funny when you aren't being a complete a-hole....so basically like 5% of the time. --Art Vandelay

    I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. --President Donald J. Trump

    Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace. --President Donald J. Trump

    You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. --William Randolph Hearst

  5. #4895
    My Mic Sounds Nice falafel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Las Wegas!
    Posts
    28,497

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Steve Bannon plans to go 'thermonuclear' on White House officials.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/18/stev...als-axios.html

    Meanwhile, Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak, who tweeted "#WAR" after Bannon's departure was announced, told CNBC on Friday that he meant Breitbart would go to war "rhetorically speaking," defending Americans against the mainstream media. He insisted Bannon's exit from the White House would not change Breitbart's coverage
    Ha. Just declaring war here, no connection to Bannon's firing.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

    "The only one of us who is so significant that Jeff owes us something simply because he decided to grace us with his presence is falafel." -- All-American

    GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

  6. #4896
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Holy crap! Bert is a commie?

    Mind blown.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  7. #4897
    Adventurer Walter Sobchak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    West of House
    Posts
    2,732

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Holy crap! Bert is a commie?

    Mind blown.
    Not Bert, close resemblance though.
    You're actually pretty funny when you aren't being a complete a-hole....so basically like 5% of the time. --Art Vandelay

    I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. --President Donald J. Trump

    Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace. --President Donald J. Trump

    You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. --William Randolph Hearst

  8. #4898
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Not Bert, close resemblance though.
    Interesting.

    I have heard rumors that we shouldn't allow kids to watch Bert and Ernie because it implicitly promotes the gay agenda. Two dudes living together and all that...
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  9. #4899

    Default

    I hope Trump or Kelly get rid of that try-hard Nazi Gorka. He's a vile character.
    "Just watched the speech. He lit up both sides. I loved it." -Shaka

  10. #4900

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    And so we are back to the Russian investigation!
    Yeah, Trump hasn't been the least bit corrupt in his business dealings over the years. Well, maybe the one time the Florida attorney general was going after him for fraud but dropped the charges after he gave her a campaign contribution.
    Last edited by BlueK; 08-18-2017 at 07:48 PM.

  11. #4901
    Senior Member Crockett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Orygun
    Posts
    846

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Yeah, Trump hasn't been the least bit corrupt in his business dealings over the years. Well, maybe the one time the Florida attorney general was going after him for fraud but dropped the charges after he gave her a campaign contribution.
    "All my life I kept trying to go up in society. Where everything higher up was legal. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes."
    --Michael Corleone, Godfather III

  12. #4902

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    And so we are back to the Russian investigation!
    Good you have an excellent track record judging all matters Trump, so we know it's nothing to worry about.
    "Just watched the speech. He lit up both sides. I loved it." -Shaka

  13. #4903
    It is NOT a monkey! creekster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Creek
    Posts
    21,588

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Good you have an excellent track record judging all matters Trump, so we know it's nothing to worry about.
    What are you talking about? It was a joke.

    Besides, what is my track record?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

  14. #4904

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I'll may try to provide a lengthier response later, but bullet points would include faith in the validity of elections, the value of a free and active investigative press, the value of constitutional checks and balances, the importance of never wearing see-through shorts when one is obese, etc.
    Now that I have a minute to respond, I have been thinking about this and disagree with 1,2,and 3.

    1) It's hard to argue that Trump alone has undermined faith in the validity of elections when the DNC rigged their primary to give their chosen one the nomination. Has his reticence to cooperate in an investigation hurt? Probably, but his part in any diminished faith in our electoral process is small in the grand scheme of things until there is sound evidence that he colluded with the Russians to rig the elections.

    2) The press has brought America's distrust on by itself. Their clear bias turns most people off, and the only people who listen to them are those who want someone to tell them what they want to hear. I'm not supporting Trump's disparagement of the media, but he's no different than any other President in terms of criticizing media, so why single him out? Investigating the personal lives of journalists we don't agree with to try to destroy their career, or worse, investigating journalists who report leaked information has done more damage and contributed more to threatening our free press than anything Trump has done.

    3) Obama's "I have a pen" remark when Congress wouldn't do what he wanted was more damaging than Trump's executive actions, and Bush greatly expanded executive power, so again, why single out Trump?

    In short, I think Trump is complicit in all three of the above areas, but why are we singling him out and giving others a pass? My point was not to defend Trump, who in recent days has proven to be indefensible, but to say that the actions of his predecessors put him in office. I stand by that. Until last week, I didn't think anyone could be worse than Obama. From an economic perspective, I still believe that's true. Regardless, Hillary's voters still don't get it. None of you understand that your opinions may be valid where you live, but you, your representatives, and the Beltway crew should stop telling middle America what to do without understanding their concerns.

    "Outlined against a blue, gray
    October sky the Four Horsemen rode again"
    Grantland Rice, 1924

  15. #4905

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    None of you understand that your opinions may be valid where you live, but you, your representatives, and the Beltway crew should stop telling middle America what to do without understanding their concerns.
    oh, brother
    Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est.

  16. #4906

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    oh, brother
    Wonder if he feels the same about inner city black people? Middle America sure has ample advice for other communities.
    "Just watched the speech. He lit up both sides. I loved it." -Shaka

  17. #4907

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Wonder if he feels the same about inner city black people? Middle America sure has ample advice for other communities.
    I'm still here; you can ask me. While you're at it how about explaining why you think I would feel differently about inner city black communities.

    Middle America wants to live by their rules and not rules imposed on them by people who don't live in their same circumstances. Of course they have opinions about issues- everyone does- but they didn't oppose Hillary because she refused to impose their will on Urban America. I realize it's just easier to label the anti-hillary crowd racists and bigots but it smacks of smug elitism and intellectual laziness.

    Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk

    "Outlined against a blue, gray
    October sky the Four Horsemen rode again"
    Grantland Rice, 1924

  18. #4908

    Default

    Speaking of middle American, Helena, MT. took down their confederate monument:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/helena-...rate-memorial/
    "Just watched the speech. He lit up both sides. I loved it." -Shaka

  19. #4909
    One man.....one pie Moliere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Republic of Tejas
    Posts
    20,889

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Speaking of middle American, Helena, MT. took down their confederate monument:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/helena-...rate-memorial/


    About 20 people gathered to protest Friday
    That's like half the city. And why does Montana have a confederate monument anyway?
    "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

  20. #4910

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post




    That's like half the city. And why does Montana have a confederate monument anyway?
    They have them all over, California, Idaho etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tes_of_America
    "Just watched the speech. He lit up both sides. I loved it." -Shaka

  21. #4911
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    They have them all over, California, Idaho etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tes_of_America
    Zero in Utah.

    https://www.splcenter.org/sites/defa...itage_splc.pdf
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  22. #4912
    Bald not naked Pelado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The 208
    Posts
    9,960

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post




    That's like half the city. And why does Montana have a confederate monument anyway?
    That's what I was going to ask.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
    "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
    - Goatnapper'96

  23. #4913

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Nor in Wyoming. Strange, us being such racists and all.

    "Outlined against a blue, gray
    October sky the Four Horsemen rode again"
    Grantland Rice, 1924

  24. #4914
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Nor in Wyoming. Strange, us being such racists and all.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

  25. #4915

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Nor in Wyoming. Strange, us being such racists and all.
    how about the matthew shepard monument?
    Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est.

  26. #4916

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    They have them all over, California, Idaho etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tes_of_America
    Fake news. Idaho doesn't.
    "Seriously, is there a bigger high on the whole face of the earth than eating a salad?"--SeattleUte
    "The only Ute to cause even half the nationwide hysteria of Jimmermania was Ted Bundy."--TripletDaddy
    This is a tough, NYC broad, a doctor who deals with bleeding organs, dying people and testicles on a regular basis without crying."--oxcoug
    "I'm not impressed (and I'm even into choreography . . .)"--Donuthole
    "I too was fortunate to leave with my same balls."--byu71

  27. #4917

    Default

    One of the weirdest monuments I've seen is Robert E. Lee Elementary school in Wenatchee, WA. Built in 1955, apparently as an homage to Southern farmers who emigrated there during the dust bowl. Out of all the American schools named after the confederacy, It looks most lonely:

    247eba5c15f473bceabd9f8ae4889ae6.jpg

    According to this article, there was a debate about changing the name after the Charleston massacre. 90%(!) voted to keep the name as is.

    https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/...nging-its-name

    Is there any reason, at all, to have a school in Washington named after a confederate general? And even if there was in the past, is there a reason now to keep it? I think this is a perfectly good example of how powerful the 'what's done is done/it's ancient history/no reason to rewrite history' inertia is in conservative circles. I guess it also doubles as a nice check to remind any African American families of their place that might live there...

  28. #4918

    Default

    It bothers me that the white nationalists have hijacked the word "conservative"

  29. #4919
    Senior Member Clark Addison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Beautiful South
    Posts
    7,187

    Default

    Only 140 in my state. Looks like we are pretty clean.

    IMO the SPLC is fudging the numbers a bit. I looked at the ones in my city, and I am familiar with a couple of them, as I walk by them quite a bit. For example, one is listed as "Monument" with the description of "Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet Marker". That's true, as far as it goes, but this is a "North Carolina Historical Marker". The state has them all over the place, and it is basically a metal plaque on a pole. I attached a google image search below, which coincidentally has the marker referenced by the SPLC. The full text is:

    "Confederate Cabinet with President Davis held last full meetings April 22-26, 1865 in a house which was located here"

    Hardly a rousing call for the South to rise again, especially when you see that there are markers about Sherman's march and the civil rights movement in the same search results.

    Having said that, I'm sure in the 140 that are listed we have a few dozen questionable ones.


  30. #4920
    The dude abides Jeff Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The heart of the UC
    Posts
    47,572

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    Only 140 in my state. Looks like we are pretty clean.

    IMO the SPLC is fudging the numbers a bit. I looked at the ones in my city, and I am familiar with a couple of them, as I walk by them quite a bit. For example, one is listed as "Monument" with the description of "Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet Marker". That's true, as far as it goes, but this is a "North Carolina Historical Marker". The state has them all over the place, and it is basically a metal plaque on a pole. I attached a google image search below, which coincidentally has the marker referenced by the SPLC. The full text is:

    "Confederate Cabinet with President Davis held last full meetings April 22-26, 1865 in a house which was located here"

    Hardly a rousing call for the South to rise again, especially when you see that there are markers about Sherman's march and the civil rights movement in the same search results.

    Having said that, I'm sure in the 140 that are listed we have a few dozen questionable ones.
    Yeah, nobody should have a problem with historical markers.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •