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Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:49 PM

Trump: Hurricanes are helping the Coast Guard improve its 'brand'

Yet another example of how a business person has not idea how public service works.

>Warning- Stupid statement followed by Palinesque word-salad<

http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-hasnt-faced-a-single-climate-change-question-since-hurricanes-hit

President Trump said Sunday that the major hurricanes hitting the U.S. are improving the “brand” of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Trump told a reporter that the country has “great people” responding to the massive storms and that “a group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard," according to a White House pool report.

“What they've done — I mean, they've gone right into that, and you never know. When you go in there, you don't know if you're going to come out. They are really — if you talk about branding, no brand has improved more than the United States Coast Guard,” Trump said.

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Reply Trump: Hurricanes are helping the Coast Guard improve its 'brand' (Original post)
Snarkoleptic Sep 2017 OP
TeamPooka Sep 2017 #1
Beartracks Sep 2017 #3
trof Sep 2017 #5
pangaia Sep 2017 #7
greatauntoftriplets Sep 2017 #8
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2017 #25
NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #13
Angry Dragon Sep 2017 #14
Yavin4 Sep 2017 #15
ThoughtCriminal Sep 2017 #18
annabanana Sep 2017 #37
longship Sep 2017 #2
malaise Sep 2017 #4
Angry Dragon Sep 2017 #9
WinkyDink Sep 2017 #31
Freethinker65 Sep 2017 #6
RobinA Sep 2017 #35
Still In Wisconsin Sep 2017 #10
uppityperson Sep 2017 #11
ornotna Sep 2017 #12
GoCubsGo Sep 2017 #16
RobinA Sep 2017 #36
marylandblue Sep 2017 #17
3catwoman3 Sep 2017 #19
7wo7rees Sep 2017 #20
Initech Sep 2017 #22
Initech Sep 2017 #21
LineLineReply .
Kittycow Sep 2017 #23
Buns_of_Fire Sep 2017 #24
GP6971 Sep 2017 #26
doc03 Sep 2017 #27
Sgent Sep 2017 #28
SammyWinstonJack Sep 2017 #29
WinkyDink Sep 2017 #30
onethatcares Sep 2017 #32
ProfessorGAC Sep 2017 #33
Vinca Sep 2017 #34

Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:51 PM

1. This is going to hurt the stock prices of the other branches of the armed services when the stock

market opens on Monday.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:53 PM

3. ROFL


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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:02 PM

5. Army is already down 2 points.

They got no boats.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:13 PM

7. Ah shit. And on friday I bought 1500 shares of U S ARMY --Symbol- USRME

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:15 PM

8. Navy shouldn't do too badly.

Unless any of their boats get blown out of the water.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 11:52 PM

25. Well, they DO have that lil navigation problem

can't seem to avoid other ships.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:20 PM

13. Good one!

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:22 PM

14. the stock price of the White House has dropped 100,000 points per day since

January 20, 2017

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:25 PM

15. I shorted Air Force stock months ago.

I will make out like a bandit.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:59 PM

18. My stock tip for the Trump era

Best returns will be on investments in human suffering.

I didn't sell all my empathy, so it's been hard times for me.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 08:31 AM

37. (this subthread is priceless on any exchange). . . n/t

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:52 PM

2. What a fucking douche!

Always interested in branding, to the exclusion of everything else.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 05:58 PM

4. He's a fugging idiot

That is all

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:18 PM

9. you need a 'c' and 'k' in there

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:18 AM

31. It was good enough for Norman Mailer. 😎

 

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:12 PM

6. Saw the snippet on the news

His voice made me cringe as usual, but it was almost passable as a mediocre statement in times of a national emergency until the "branding" comment.

Aside being a stupid thing to think to say, the Coast Guard would have needed more than "branding" to survive Trump's previously proposed cuts. Branding. WTF.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 08:22 AM

35. It's A Stupid

thing to say even by Trumpian standards. If he knew anything outside his bubble he'd know that the Coast Guard "brand" was pretty good before recent events. The only time the average non-coastal citizen sees the CG is in these disasters when there they are, doing their job in wind, rain, waves and cold.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:18 PM

10. I was wondering why my dad was trying to sell all his old Marine Corps gear...

 

now I know.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:18 PM

11. W.T.F?

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:19 PM

12. He's an imbecile

The man oozes dumbass.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:26 PM

16. SMGDH.

He still has no fucking clue. I'm guessing that the spirochetes ate away the part of his brain that remembers that he wanted to cut $1.3 BILLION from the Coast Guard budget.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 08:26 AM

36. That Was Ages Ago

You can't expect him to remember what he said yesterday, let alone in the distant past of last week or more.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:28 PM

17. When I need rescue, I usually go with the locally-owned Fire Department

rather than a big name brand like the Coast Guard. But with all these hurricanes, maybe I'll switch to someone with a lot of boats.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:13 PM

19. Golly gee, I had no idea...

...that the Coast Guard's "brand" needing any improvement.
He is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch a jackass!

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:23 PM

20. If he's right, then maybe he should try saving Americans full time...

...It could improve his brand.

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:29 PM

22. Nah. they prefer the "thoughts and prayers" route.

Anything else would require them to do, you know, some actual work.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:27 PM

21. 4 out of 5 stranded Floridians approve of the United States Coast Guard.

The other stranded Floridian used Joe's Discount Ocean Rescue Service. And let's just say that it didn't end well.

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Response to Initech (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 08:25 PM

23. .

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:19 PM

24. Early trading shows USACG up 6 1/8!

Good thing, since DJTIQ has dropped so low they've delisted it.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

26. The Coasties have NEVER

Had a branding problem.

Yet, he sill wants to dramatically cut their budget.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:04 AM

27. Didn't know the Coast Guard had a problem with that nt

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:17 AM

28. I don't know how you "brand" a military service,

but to the extent there is a brand, they outstrip the other branches. Higher retention, more selective, most enlisted with degrees, etc. I know many coasties who enlisted because they couldn't get accepted to OCS. The enlistment process usually takes 9 months to a year, and they have their pick of the litter. They also have a huge number of mustangs.

The reason is if you want a job in the maritime industry, they are the top of the heap. In addition, coasties get a tremendous amount of authority, and are actually executing their mission on a daily basis. They also have pretty good bases.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:35 AM

29. What to say, when you haven't a clue what you're talking about.

Will cutting their budget improve the CG "brand", Donnie?

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:16 AM

30. "...if you talk about branding,..." WE DON'T, YOU SICK MORON.

 

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 06:16 AM

32. he thinks you can find them

in the yellow pages with the full sheet add under "Water Rescues"

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:36 AM

33. Just So Dumb

The Coast Guard did what they always do. It's not like they had the ability to stop the storm. They rode it out just like everybody else and then came when duty called.

Were they not doing that before?

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:56 AM

34. In the same vein, the "presidential brand" has taken a real hit.

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