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  #2259497 17-Jun-2019 14:50
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Another illustration (as if we needed one) as to why the stable genius is an ignorant moron. This excerpt from a Washington Post article on extreme arctic warming neatly summarises how warmer temperatures in the far north can result in temporary colder temperatures further south:

 

"The bulging zones of high pressure in the Arctic, which have facilitated the unusual warmth and intensified melting, are displacing the cold air normally contained in that region into the mid-latitudes — like a refrigerator door left open. Much of the central and eastern United States have seen lower-than-normal temperatures in the past week."

 

Can someone please translate this into single syllable words and send it in a tweet to Donald the lump?

 

 





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  #2259500 17-Jun-2019 14:59
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SARAH SANDERS REPLACEMENT DISQUALIFIED AFTER TELLING TRUTH ON JOB APPLICATION

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A leading candidate to replace the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was disqualified after telling the truth repeatedly on his job application, the White House has confirmed.

 

According to the White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, the candidate got high marks in his job interview by demonstrating “utter disregard and contempt for press freedoms.”

 

“We then had him do a practice press briefing in which he was relentlessly abusive, obnoxious, and insulting,” Mulvaney said. “We were all, like, ‘This is our guy.’ ”

 

But after a thorough examination of the candidate’s job application, “a troubling series of truthhoods emerged,” Mulvaney said.

 

“It turned out that he was telling the truth about his education and previous employment,” the chief of staff said. “It was a pattern of honesty that we found deeply disturbing.”

 

Mulvaney said that the “inexcusably veracious” answers had eliminated the candidate from further consideration. “We all feel like we just dodged a bullet,” he said. “This whole episode just demonstrates how tough it is to replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”





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  #2259509 17-Jun-2019 15:10
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A great magazine cover from this month's "The Economist"

World leaders are starting to view the US, and the US dollar, as unreliable.

Trump has rapidly diminished the US economic leadership, and credit worthiness. See related DW article

https://www.dw.com/en/instex-europe-sets-up-transactions-channel-with-iran/a-47303580

Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran

Germany, France and the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX, to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. Washington has cautioned EU nations against such actions.

Several European countries have set up a new transaction channel that will allow companies to continue trading with Iran despite US sanctions. The announcement was made on Thursday.

The channel, set up by Germany, France and the UK, is called INSTEX — short for "Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges."

"We're making clear that we didn't just talk about keeping the nuclear deal with Iran alive, but now we're creating a possibility to conduct business transactions," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters Thursday after a meeting with European counterparts in Bucharest, Romania.

"This is a precondition for us to meet the obligations we entered into in order to demand from Iran that it doesn't begin military uranium enrichment," Maas said.

The payment channel allows for European countries to continue trade with Iran but could put them on a collision course with Washington.
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  #2259981 18-Jun-2019 09:02
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Unfortunately he will do a second term. 





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  #2259993 18-Jun-2019 09:10
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  #2260375 18-Jun-2019 15:47
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It's a cliche that defense lawyers signal their testifying clients they are giving a bad answer by coughing. It's so common that judges will warn defense lawyers about signaling when one coughs.

So chief of staff Mick Mulvaney may have been signaling to Trump "hey, shut up about possibly releasing your tax returns." Naturally Trump is too thick to get the clue.

Or perhaps Trump is just a prima donna, and doesn't like anyone but him getting attention.

Or that, even though he had raw dog sex with a porn star, he's a germaphobe.

You decide.


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  #2260415 18-Jun-2019 17:01
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kingdragonfly: It's a cliche that defense lawyers signal their testifying clients they are giving a bad answer by coughing. It's so common that judges will warn defense lawyers about signaling when one coughs.

So chief of staff Mick Mulvaney may have been signaling to Trump "hey, shut up about possibly releasing your tax returns." Naturally Trump is too thick to get the clue.

Or perhaps Trump is just a prima donna, and doesn't like anyone but him getting attention.

Or that, even though he had raw dog sex with a porn star, he's a germaphobe.

You decide.

 

 

 

I vote for "too thick".  🤧





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  #2260440 18-Jun-2019 18:07
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Sideface:

 

kingdragonfly: It's a cliche that defense lawyers signal their testifying clients they are giving a bad answer by coughing. It's so common that judges will warn defense lawyers about signaling when one coughs.

So chief of staff Mick Mulvaney may have been signaling to Trump "hey, shut up about possibly releasing your tax returns." Naturally Trump is too thick to get the clue.

Or perhaps Trump is just a prima donna, and doesn't like anyone but him getting attention.

Or that, even though he had raw dog sex with a porn star, he's a germaphobe.

You decide.

 

 

 

I vote for "too thick".  🤧

 

 

I am not sure he is smart enough to be considered "Thick"


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  #2260454 18-Jun-2019 18:54
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Trump Lies To, Lashes Out At George 'Little Wiseguy' Stephanopoulos

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

George Stephanopoulos got far more than thirty hours-worth of lies in his '30 Hours with President Trump' interview.


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  #2260533 18-Jun-2019 21:26
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The Washington Post - Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week

 

June 17 at 11:57 PM

 


President Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting “next week,” an apparent reference to a plan in preparation for months that aims to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major U.S. cities. ...

 

U.S. officials with knowledge of the preparations have said in recent days that the operation was not imminent, and ICE officials said late Monday night that they were not aware that the president planned to divulge their enforcement plans on Twitter. ...

 



 



 





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  #2260654 19-Jun-2019 08:42
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Trump threatening Iran for failing to honour the intent of the JCPOA treaty - after Trump pulled out of it.

 

What a fool.


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  #2260670 19-Jun-2019 08:58
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The Washington Post - Trump’s threat of mass arrests stinks of weakness and failure

 

June 18 at 10:24 AM

 


Perhaps it’s entirely a coincidence that President Trump announced that he’s unleashing his deportation force only hours before he’s scheduled to kick off his reelection campaign with a rally in Florida.

 

But, coincidence or not, Trump undoubtedly sees this announcement as a show of fearsome political strength.

 

Trump plans to run in 2020 on the notion that he represents law and order on our southern border, while painting Democrats as weak and in favor of open borders. ...

 

But this latest threat is better understood as a grand expression of weakness and failure on Trump’s part - political weakness, rooted in his abject failure on immigration, his signature issue. ...

 

Trump’s threat of mass arrests is probably intended as spectacle and gesture ... in Trump’s mind, the imagery of mass arrests of families is a feature of this plan, one that will appeal to at least some core supporters.

 

Is that far-fetched? Trump reportedly remarked of his family separations: “My people love it.”

 

But, given this announcement’s suspect timing, it’s also likely meant to project decisiveness and action, in an area where Trump knows he’s failing. ...

 


 

(Note Blofeld's cat at left)  🙂





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  #2260701 19-Jun-2019 09:41
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Our Orlando Sentinel endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump

By Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board, a Florida newspaper.

Donald Trump is in Orlando to announce the kickoff of his re-election campaign.

We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing: Donald Trump.

Some readers will wonder how we could possibly eliminate a candidate so far before an election, and before knowing the identity of his opponent.

Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump.

After 2½ years we’ve seen enough.

Enough of the chaos, the division, the schoolyard insults, the self-aggrandizement, the corruption, and especially the lies.

So many lies — from white lies to whoppers — told out of ignorance, laziness, recklessness, expediency or opportunity.

Trump’s capacity for lying isn’t the surprise here, though the frequency is.

It’s the tolerance so many Americans have for it.

There was a time when even a single lie — a phony college degree, a bogus work history — would doom a politician’s career.

Not so for Trump, who claimed in 2017 that he lost the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally (they didn’t). In 2018 he said North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat (it is). And in 2019 he said windmills cause cancer (they don’t). Just last week he claimed the media fabricated unfavorable results from his campaign’s internal polling (it didn’t).

Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!


According to a Washington Post database, the president has tallied more than 10,000 lies since he took office.

Trump’s successful assault on truth is the great casualty of this presidency, followed closely by his war on decency.

Trump insults political opponents and national heroes alike with middle-school taunts. He demonstrates no capacity for empathy or remorse. He misuses his office to punish opponents, as when he recently called for a boycott of AT&T to get even with his least favorite media outlet, CNN. He tears down institutions, once airily suggesting the U.S. should try having a leader for life as China now allows. He seems incapable of learning a lesson, telling an ABC interviewer last week — just two months after Robert Mueller’s report on election interference was released — that he would accept dirt on an opponent from Russia or China.

I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!


Trump has diminished our standing in the world. He reneges on deals, attacks allies and embraces enemies.

This nation must never forget that humiliating public moment in Helsinki in 2018 when the president of the United States chose to accept Vladimir Putin’s denials of Russian interference in the 2016 election over the unanimous assessment of the American intelligence community.

Such a betrayal by a U.S. president would have been the unforgivable political sin in normal times.

As if that’s not enough, Trump declares his love for North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, a genuine villain who starves and enslaves his people and executes his enemies with antiaircraft guns and flamethrowers.

But he wrote the president a “beautiful letter.” Flattery will get you everywhere with this president, and that’s dangerous.

Domestically, the president’s signature issue — immigration — has moved in fits and starts. Happily, he abandoned pursuing an outright — and unconstitutional — ban on Muslims entering the U.S., opting instead to restrict travel for people from a handful of nations, most of them majority Muslim.

He’s tried separating families, sending troops to the border and declaring a national emergency. For all of that, illegal border crossings are, as the president himself calls it, at crisis levels.

He blames House Democrats because casting blame is Trump’s forte. But Republicans controlled the House and the Senate for two full years. That seemed like an ideal time to fix what the president believes ails our immigration laws.

Even with Democrats now controlling the House, where is Trump’s much-touted deal-making mojo, an attribute he campaigned on?

“But the economy!”

Yes, the market has done well since Trump’s election.

The S&P 500 was up about 21% between Trump’s inauguration and May 31 of his third year in office. Under President Obama, it was up about 56% in that same period.

Unemployment is headed down, as it was during seven straight years under Obama.

Wages are up, and that’s a welcome change. But GDP increases so far are no better than some periods under Obama. Deficit spending under Obama was far too high, in part because of the stimulus needed to dig out of the Great Recession. Under Trump, it’s still headed in the wrong direction, once again pushing $1 trillion even though the economy is healthy.

Trump seems to care nothing about the deficit and the national debt, which once breathed life into the Tea Party.

Through all of this, Trump’s base remains loyal. Sadly, the truest words Trump might ever have spoken was when he said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose his supporters.
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  #2260973 19-Jun-2019 17:06
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He has told the truth once, apparently remarking to a golfing buddy in 2014, 'Any fool could run this f...ing country!'





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  #2260977 19-Jun-2019 17:14
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TRUMP BROTHERS OBTAIN MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AFTER PRESIDENT SENDS TROOPS TO MIDDLE EAST

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a state of panic after their father dispatched troops to the Middle East, Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. sought medical references from a prominent Manhattan orthopedic specialist.

 

According to an official statement from Donald Trump, Jr.’s spokesperson, the brothers obtained the references "for precautionary reasons.”

 

The specialist's notes, which were made public, paint a picture of two otherwise healthy young men with foot problems that can only be described as serious disabilities.

 

According to the documents, Eric Trump is unable to move his feet while chewing gum, while one of Donald Trump, Jr.’s feet appears to be permanently wedged in his mouth.





'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' Voltaire

 

'If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer.' Stevie Wonder - 'Superstition'

 

 


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