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  # 1835185 1-Aug-2017 19:30
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MikeB4:

 

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gzt: The way things are going it would not surprise me if the next Communications Director has a military background.

 

High ranking military officers often have a lot of integrity, so could be difficult finding one whose sole job would be to lie to the public.

 

 

I am from a family with a long military history, I have also experienced Military Officers trying to be managers in civilian street and have employed a couple to my regret. It generally does not work well and the higher the rank the worst it gets, I hope a certain family member does not read this .

 

 

I can see that. Utmost integrity and desire, but the military is a different culture?


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  # 1835187 1-Aug-2017 19:31
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I don't know if Trump has finally found that self deprecating sense of humour admired in leaders, or if he's completely lost his mind.

 

Trump's sole tweet for the day:

 

 

 

 

He cant spell, meant grate, or that will be Fridays


 
 
 
 


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I vote for the latter. This man is so divorced from reality he would be in an institution if he  wasn't already in one.

 

 

 

 

I dont see him mentally ill. he comes from a self built legacy of power. Give me the deal or I'll wreck you. Thats doesn't translate to public office, whether its POTUS or the Ministry of Bathrooms. Thats he doesn't get. The power he had by fiscal friends isn't there in public office. That's the ego kicking in. The best part is next election when he gets hammered, turn on Twitter


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  # 1835192 1-Aug-2017 19:46
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tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

Paul1977:

 

gzt: The way things are going it would not surprise me if the next Communications Director has a military background.

 

High ranking military officers often have a lot of integrity, so could be difficult finding one whose sole job would be to lie to the public.

 

 

I am from a family with a long military history, I have also experienced Military Officers trying to be managers in civilian street and have employed a couple to my regret. It generally does not work well and the higher the rank the worst it gets, I hope a certain family member does not read this .

 

 

I can see that. Utmost integrity and desire, but the military is a different culture?

 

 

I think so.

 

Military is a strict hierarchy with an expectation that orders will be given and followed without question, top down.

 

Actually that's also how corporate business is run - old saying "when I want your opinion I'll give it to you".  Given with a smile usually - rather than a gun at your head, but don't try your luck.

 

Fascism and the alt:right is of course also similarly authoritarian, hierarchical, usually patriarchal.  They actually believe in a god-given "order of things".

 

"Integrity" is a funny old thing.  It allowed the military to execute shell-shocked but loyal soldiers on their own side for "cowardice".

 

Yes - the military is a different culture.

 

 


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  # 1835308 1-Aug-2017 22:29
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Holy... Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer:

 

 

Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016, according to multiple people with knowledge of the deliberations. The statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared an article, emphasized that the subject of the meeting was “not a campaign issue at the time.”

 

The claims were later shown to be misleading.

 

Over the next three days, multiple accounts of the meeting were provided to the news media as public pressure mounted, with Trump Jr. ultimately acknowledging that he had accepted the meeting after receiving an email promising damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s campaign.

 

The extent of the president’s personal intervention in his son’s response, the details of which have not previously been reported, adds to a series of actions that Trump has taken that some advisers fear could place him and some members of his inner circle in legal jeopardy.

 

 

And Trump aides' stunning cry for help: admitting the President misled the American people:

 

 

Trump, advisers say, is increasingly acting as his own lawyer, strategist and publicist, often disregarding the recommendations of the professionals he has hired.

 

“He refuses to sit still,” the presidential adviser said. “He doesn’t think he’s in any legal jeopardy, so he really views this as a political problem he is going to solve by himself.”

 

Because Trump believes he is innocent, some advisers explained, he therefore does not think he is at any legal risk for a cover-up. In his mind, they said, there is nothing to conceal.

 

And even in that line of reporting, this is a pretty remarkable cry for help. In this story, they're admitting that he is personally responsible for deliberately misleading the American people about a major topic of the Russia investigation. They're saying that he did something that could very well be construed as a cover-up and could damage his legal defense. The reason? Because they apparently can't prevail upon him in person and they think he simply doesn't get what kind of jeopardy he is putting himself in.

 

Part of it may simply be exasperation, as well. When you, as a White House staffer, continue to have to put up with the boss's unpredictable whims and furthering of unhelpful story lines (i.e. Russia was on my mind when I fired FBI Director James B. Comey), it's liable to lead to this kind of leaking.

 

 

 







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I seem to recall that the RMS Titanic was running like a well oiled machine up until it had a wee accident. undecided

 

I'm sure all will be fine with Captain Trumpy at the helm.


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  # 1835372 2-Aug-2017 08:30
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I seem to recall that the RMS Titanic was running like a well oiled machine up until it had a wee accident. undecided

 

I'm sure all will be fine with Captain Trumpy at the helm.

 

 

Hopefully he will go down with his ship.  undecided

 





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Hopefully he will go down with his ship.  undecided

 

 

 

Trump does everything BIGGER and BETTER. Look, the RMS Trump has one more smoke stack than Titanic did!


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  # 1835422 2-Aug-2017 09:31
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Sideface:

 

DarthKermit:

 

I seem to recall that the RMS Titanic was running like a well oiled machine up until it had a wee accident. undecided

 

I'm sure all will be fine with Captain Trumpy at the helm.

 

 

Hopefully he will go down with his ship.  undecided

 

 

 

You live in hope. In reality, as long as he has support or nobody wants to touch him (not sure of that, don't look into American politics too much), that ain't happening.





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  # 1835965 2-Aug-2017 17:56
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 He seems to be breaking away from the GOP more are more. They still hold the house and senate, so if they want GOPer back in the hot seat, I suspect they'll be OK with replacing him with Pence.





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  # 1836061 2-Aug-2017 20:35
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He probably thinks he'll be fine coz he has the power to fire anybody that gets in his way. Seems to be working for him I have to say, why stop now.





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  # 1836068 2-Aug-2017 20:54
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From a Trump interview with the WSJ:

 

On Jared Kushner: “He’s a good — he’s a good boy.”

 

On calling the U.K. Britain: “I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain anymore. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”

 

On the future of the British Open if Scotland leaves the U.K.: “One little thing, what would they do with the British Open if they ever got out? They’d no longer have the British Open.”

 

On whether his speech to the Boy Scouts received mixed reviews: “I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.”

 

On the reaction to the speech from the head of the Boy Scouts, who later apologized for Trump’s political attacks: “And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.”

 

On Anthony Scaramuci: “But I’m very happy with Anthony. I think Anthony is going to do amazing.”

 

On the Miss Universe pageant, held in Russia four years ago: “I mean, I had Ms. Universe there, like, nine years ago, eight years ago, something like that. But I have nothing to do with Russia.”

 

On conversations with foreign leaders about their domestic economies: “So I deal with foreign countries, and despite what you may read I have unbelievable relationships with all of the foreign leaders. They like me. I like them. You know, it’s amazing. So I’ll call, like, major — major countries, and I’ll be dealing with the prime minister or the president. And I’ll say, how are you doing? Oh, don’t know, don’t know, not well, Mr. President, not well. I said, well, what’s the problem? Oh, GDP 9 percent, not well. And I’m saying to myself, here we are at like 1 percent, dying, and they’re at 9 percent and they’re unhappy.”

 

On his astonishment upon learning about the large populations of other countries: “And then you call places like Malaysia, Indonesia, and you say, you know, how many people do you have? And it’s pretty amazing how many people they have.”


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  # 1836099 2-Aug-2017 21:37
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

Paul1977:

 

gzt: The way things are going it would not surprise me if the next Communications Director has a military background.

 

High ranking military officers often have a lot of integrity, so could be difficult finding one whose sole job would be to lie to the public.

 

 

I am from a family with a long military history, I have also experienced Military Officers trying to be managers in civilian street and have employed a couple to my regret. It generally does not work well and the higher the rank the worst it gets, I hope a certain family member does not read this .

 

 

I can see that. Utmost integrity and desire, but the military is a different culture?

 

 

I think so.

 

Military is a strict hierarchy with an expectation that orders will be given and followed without question, top down.

 

(cut) Yes - the military is a different culture.

 

 

 

OT, maybe and a day late, but I think this needs to be clarified (though this is indicated in Mike's post): anyone with a decent level of exposure to the military would know it's far more complex than the outward portrayal of an organisation where orders are followed unquestioningly and hierarchy (rank) is always acknowledged and respected.

 

I've worked for long periods in both bog-standard govt departments and the military (as a civilian, of course!) and I can tell you in which of these two groups reside those who are the best at avoiding doing what they're told, and the best at furthering their own (or own sub-organisation's) agendas. As for officers' ability to manage civilians? Ummm...

 

 


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  # 1836102 2-Aug-2017 21:40
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Fred99:

 

From a Trump interview with the WSJ:

 

On Jared Kushner: “He’s a good — he’s a good boy.”

 

On calling the U.K. Britain: “I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain anymore. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”

 

On the future of the British Open if Scotland leaves the U.K.: “One little thing, what would they do with the British Open if they ever got out? They’d no longer have the British Open.”

 

On whether his speech to the Boy Scouts received mixed reviews: “I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.”

 

On the reaction to the speech from the head of the Boy Scouts, who later apologized for Trump’s political attacks: “And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.”

 

On Anthony Scaramuci: “But I’m very happy with Anthony. I think Anthony is going to do amazing.”

 

On the Miss Universe pageant, held in Russia four years ago: “I mean, I had Ms. Universe there, like, nine years ago, eight years ago, something like that. But I have nothing to do with Russia.”

 

On conversations with foreign leaders about their domestic economies: “So I deal with foreign countries, and despite what you may read I have unbelievable relationships with all of the foreign leaders. They like me. I like them. You know, it’s amazing. So I’ll call, like, major — major countries, and I’ll be dealing with the prime minister or the president. And I’ll say, how are you doing? Oh, don’t know, don’t know, not well, Mr. President, not well. I said, well, what’s the problem? Oh, GDP 9 percent, not well. And I’m saying to myself, here we are at like 1 percent, dying, and they’re at 9 percent and they’re unhappy.”

 

On his astonishment upon learning about the large populations of other countries: “And then you call places like Malaysia, Indonesia, and you say, you know, how many people do you have? And it’s pretty amazing how many people they have.”

 

 

In the immortal words of Marvin, the paranoid android:

 





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Fred99:

 

 

 

On whether his speech to the Boy Scouts received mixed reviews: “I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence 1: mixed reviews

 

Sentence 2: mixed reviews

 

Sentence 3: no mixed reviews

 

Sentence 4: no mixed reviews

 

 

 

That's what you call fair and balanced discussion, folks.





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