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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 05:41 PM

Trump Is Hell

It’s not just other people, anymore. It’s just one guy.





Welcome to the Trump dictatorship

by Lucian K. Truscott IV

Another week of shaking our heads and wondering how much longer we can survive him. Yet again, Donald Trump overwhelmed practically everything with the force of his obscene personality, running his mouth and his thumbs even while he was failing to run the country in any sort of conventional sense. He doesn’t actually do anything, but he dominates everything. Living in America today is like being trapped in a room with him — no doors, no windows, no exits, only Trump and the sound of Trump and the hideous image of Trump, all day, every day, for day after day after day.

I was trying to think how to describe what it feels like to live in this country today when I came across a big profile of Neil Young published in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. The author, David Samuels, was commiserating with Young about the state of music in the age of Spotify and Apple and the digitization of everything comprised of musical notes. Surveying a landscape into which he doesn’t feel he fits anymore, Samuels described Young as “stumped.” “I’ve got great melodies, and the words are all profanities,” Young said.

Exactly. That’s America in the age of Trump, why everyone’s Facebook posts are screams of frustration and anger stuffed with profanity. The sense of powerlessness is almost overwhelming. You don’t feel like you can actually do anything. Everything is in stasis, stuck. Neil Young is right. We’re stumped.

Our senses dictate how we experience the world — our hearing and sight and touch and smell, even the ineffable stuff like intuition and belief. But when our senses are overwhelmed by someone like Trump, when our lives seem filled with a man who does nothing but endlessly tweet and lie and hate, it kills us inside. Trump is killing us.

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https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/welcome-to-the-trump-dictatorship/



So that’s why we must get rid of him, ASAFP.

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Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 OP
Blue Owl Aug 2019 #1
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #2
world wide wally Aug 2019 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2019 #6
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #7
bdamomma Aug 2019 #4
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #8
thenelm1 Aug 2019 #10
Skittles Aug 2019 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2019 #5
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #9
Skittles Aug 2019 #11
Demovictory9 Aug 2019 #14
Demovictory9 Aug 2019 #13
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #15

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:42 PM

1. Get the behind me Beelzeblob

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 07:12 PM

2. He salutes those he looks up to.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:24 PM

3. Just WTF is he up to?

The shit he is pulling lately cannot appeal even to the basest of his "base".
Deregulating methane guesses. Basically sentencing children to death. I can't help but think this is some kind of a dastardly plan or, he has gone full in with the fucking devil.

Who the fuck is this going to make happy? It can't be a campaign strategy.
Has he completely gone insane? It is getting harder to cover it up by the minute if he has.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:48 PM

6. He is just acting on total impulse. Crazy. And no one is stopping him

Or slapping his wrist. If we make it another year..we will be lucky. If we don't protect the election we are fucking screwed

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:57 PM

7. He's gone full Fuehrer

And he’s actively destroying the environment,
giving Big Oil cough Saudi Arabia
cough Wall Street cough CIA cough
what they want.

It’s not enough to bankrupt America.
It’s not sufficient to break up NATO.
It’s not enough to toss paper towels and now cut back FEMA to 4 million US citizens in their most desperate hour.
He is even unsatisfied by killing children slow and fast.

He wants to take us all with him.
Just like his role model in 1945.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:29 PM

4. Stephen Miller

could be the perpetrator in all of this too. POS in the shadows, maybe we should call him out.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:06 PM

8. Words from one who knows him best...

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.


By DAVID S. GLOSSER
Politico, August 13, 2018

Dr. David S. Glosser is a retired neuropsychologist: formerly a member of the Neurology faculties of Boston University School of Medicine and Jefferson Medical College.

Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.

It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in what is now Belarus. Beset by violent anti-Jewish pogroms and forced childhood conscription in the Czar’s army, the patriarch of the shack, Wolf-Leib Glosser, fled a village where his forebears had lived for centuries and took his chances in America.

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Most damning is the administration's evident intent to make policy that specifically disadvantages people based on their ethnicity, country of origin and religion. No matter what opinion is held about immigration, any government that specifically enacts law or policy on that basis must be recognized as a threat to all of us. Laws bereft of justice are the gateway to tyranny. Today others may be the target, but tomorrow it might just as easily be you or me. History will be the judge, but in the meantime the normalization of these policies is rapidly eroding the collective conscience of America. Immigration reform is a complex issue that will require compassion and wisdom to bring the nation to a just solution, but the politicians who have based their political and professional identity on ethnic demonization and exclusion cannot be trusted to do so. As free Americans, and descendants of immigrants and refugees, we have the obligation to exercise our conscience by voting for candidates who will stand up for our highest national values and not succumb to our lowest fears.

Source: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/13/stephen-miller-is-an-immigration-hypocrite-i-know-because-im-his-uncle-219351

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:19 PM

10. Miller

I agree, Miller is the one pulling the strings on most of this outrageous immigration stuff. Trump just plays along because it sounds good to his warped mind. He's too stupid to come up with this krap himself. His thinking only goes as far as 'spiky walls', 'paint it black' and other silly picayune details. It's like he's selecting décor for one of his buildings.

I think the press gives him way too much credit for the evil machinations being done in his name. He's not that deep a thinker - if he even thinks at all, particularly if he is the early stages of dementia or Alzheimers. His is not an organized mind. He's still trying to make a 'deal' like he's done for the last 40+ years. That is literally all he knows. (Along with his other conceit, reveling in the perceived adoration of those that praise him. Can anything he's done not be seen any other way than one or more of these scenarios?)

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Response to thenelm1 (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:13 PM

12. excellent analysis, thenelm1

yes INDEED

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. Just watching Clapper on CNN..there's just the sad

Weariness in his voice. There's a general sadness...that trump is free reigning it and we don't even at the bare minimum censure him.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:18 PM

9. Terminator of Democracy. All he does is hurt people.

Whatever he sees, he destroys.
Whatever he touches, dies.

This unusual interest may be weaponized, if enough were held aloft before his face at debates or in massive crowds outside the White House.



Trump is a moron fixated by fabric swatches.

Trump, the billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen

Charles Leerhson
Yahoo.com, May 9, 2019

EXCERPT...

I tend to see my time with him — the first part of it, anyway, before things started going bad in a hurry — as his “King Midas” period. I never said this to him; if I had, he probably would have thought I was suggesting he enter the muffler business. But there was a stretch of months when everything he touched turned into a deal. The banks seemed to accept the version of him depicted in his first book, “The Art of the Deal,” which we now know from his previous ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, was entirely invented. They believed it over what they saw on his balance sheets or heard coming out of his mouth, and they never said no to his requests for more money. Often they came up with things he could say yes to before he could think of them himself. As a result, a failing real estate developer who had little idea of what he was doing and less interest in doing it once he’d held the all-important press conference wound up owning three New Jersey hotel-casinos, the Plaza Hotel, the Eastern Airlines Shuttle and a 281-foot yacht.

A real go-getter, right? But Trump’s portfolio did not jibe with what I saw each day — which to a surprisingly large extent was him looking at fabric swatches. Indeed, flipping through fabric swatches seemed at times to be his main occupation. Some days he would do it for hours, then take me in what he always called his “French military helicopter” to Atlantic City — where he looked at more fabric swatches or sometimes small samples of wood paneling. It was true that the carpets and drapes at his properties needed to be refreshed frequently, and the seats on the renamed Trump Shuttle required occasional reupholstering. But the main thing about fabric swatches was that they were within his comfort zone — whereas, for example, the management of hotels and airlines clearly wasn’t. One of his aides once told me that every room at the Plaza could be filled at the “rack rate” (list price) every night, and the revenue still wouldn’t cover the monthly payment of the loan he’d taken out to buy the place. In other words, he’d made a ridiculous deal. Neither he nor the banks had done the math beforehand. Or perhaps Trump knew it because someone had told him, but didn’t want to think about it. The one thing he is above-average at is compartmentalization.

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https://news.yahoo.com/trump-the-billiondollar-loser-his-ghostwriter-recalls-the-king-midas-years-090000640.html



If the Senate GOP won’t convict him, great. We’ll get them in November 2020.



Before then, the sight of a million swatches could send him catatonic.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:13 PM

11. *snicker*

that picture

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:40 AM

14. ;;

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:39 AM

13. "his obscene personality" perfect description

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:42 AM

15. "When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."

— Japanese proverb

Roger Stone and Roy Cohn, for instance...



Our nation’s president is supposed to be the one person everyone knows and looks up to. In the present case, just “knowing” the guy and seeing what he’s about is dangerous. All his personal characteristics and shortcomings seem to be rubbing off on even the good people of the United States of America. His sulfurous nature is serving to recast the nation in his evil image.

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