President Donald J. Trump

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Oct 2018, 18:27

sloopjohnc wrote:A new corporate filing in the United Kingdom shows that Donald Trump’s prized Turnberry golf resort still hasn’t turned a profit for the president. According to paperwork filed last week by the Trump Organization, the Scottish property lost £3.3 million or nearly $4.5 million in 2017.

On his personal financial disclosure forms filed in the United States, Trump claimed the course earned him $20.3 million in “golf revenue”—which the UK filings for his company, Golf Recreation Scotland Limited, the parent firm of the Turnberry resort, back up. But Trump didn’t disclose that he spent far more to operate the course.

The course has been in the red since Trump purchased it in 2014 for $60 million. He subsequently pumped more than $140 million into renovating the property. In previous years, the Trump family claimed the losses occurred because the resort had been partially closed. Last year, however, the resort was fully open for business.

According to filings in the UK, the Turnberry course has lost about $44.5 million since 2014.


It's not exactly a silver lining, but I'll be amused if it emerges that the gist of this article is correct.

How Trump Is Trying—And Failing—To Get Rich Off His Presidency

All these world-class swindlers like Scott Pruitt and Steve Mnuchin enriching themselves like pigs at a trough, but fucking Donald Trump is too stupid to know how to do it right. :lol:
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Postby toomanyhatz » 04 Oct 2018, 18:49

Or in the case of the Jimbos of the world, anti-status-quo=policy good. Why anyone would be dumb enough to think that a wealthy person who benefits from having the status quo stay exactly how it is would attack the status quo in any way is beyond me, but there you have it.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby $P.Muff$ » 04 Oct 2018, 18:55

Since granny got on FB she' s become a real political sage, dont'cha know?!

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Melania's Fashion Statements

Postby Sneelock » 06 Oct 2018, 00:29

Did you see that picture of Melania in Africa wearing a pith helmet?
is she sending messages with her clothes? seriously, it seems, because of "I don't care do U" that she either puts NO thought into what she wears or a lot of thought into it.

a pith helmet would seem an odd choice if you thought about it. do you think she thought about it? I wonder.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Oct 2018, 00:37

^^^ What, no sedan chair?
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Postby Sneelock » 06 Oct 2018, 01:09

:lol: and no palm fronds???
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Postby Count Machuki » 06 Oct 2018, 02:22

She's taking the pith.
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Postby Charlie O. » 06 Oct 2018, 02:31

Or pleading it.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Oct 2018, 03:09

This piece in the NYRB soberly and without hyperbole lays out ways in which our present moment resembles the period during which the Weimar Republic gave way to Naziism.

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Because an ever-shrinking base of support for traditional conservatism made it impossible to carry out their authoritarian revision of the constitution, Hindenburg and the old right ultimately made their deal with Hitler and installed him as chancellor. Thinking that they could ultimately control Hitler while enjoying the benefits of his popular support, the conservatives were initially gratified by the fulfillment of their agenda: intensified rearmament, the outlawing of the Communist Party, [but also] the suspension first of freedom of speech, the press, and assembly and then of parliamentary government itself, a purge of the civil service, and the abolition of independent labor unions. Needless to say, the Nazis then proceeded far beyond the goals they shared with their conservative allies, who were powerless to hinder them in any significant way.
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More alarming, it also lays out ways in ways in which the present moment doesn't resemble that period - but which actually turn out to be even SCARIER.

Well worth a read.

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/1 ... democracy/
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 02:59

12 years or we're fucked say the IPCC. The perfect time to send a memo to the EPA asking for a regulation to be drafted allowing for the year-round sale of highly polluting E15 ethanol. Chuck Grassley couldn't be happier, I'm sure.

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Postby fange » 09 Oct 2018, 03:58

“The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we'll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela.”

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Count Machuki » 09 Oct 2018, 15:35

^ idiota

Anyway, Nikki Haley's out? Prepping a Presidential run, no doubt.
Watch her desperately try to distance herself from Trump over the next year.
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Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 15:56

There's already speculation amongst the tinfoil cap crowd that she authored the anonymous NYT article.

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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 09 Oct 2018, 16:35

and yet they were 'heaping praise on each other' just after she announced this
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Re: Melania's Fashion Statements

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Oct 2018, 16:39

Sneelock wrote:a pith helmet would seem an odd choice if you thought about it. do you think she thought about it? I wonder.
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Not beyond the photo op, she didn't. I don't think she has any bigger comprehension beyond what makes her look good.
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Postby Count Machuki » 09 Oct 2018, 17:45

Ivanka for UN representative!
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 10 Oct 2018, 00:20

Count Machuki wrote:Ivanka for UN representative!


"no-one more qualified" :roll:

I mean, there's probably no-one (under serious consideration) less qualified - but he'll do whatever he wants, of course.

Truly tragic times.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby $P.Muff$ » 10 Oct 2018, 02:10

Most automobile engines are only capable of taking a 10% mix of ethanol.

"Putting a fuel into the marketplace that the vast majority of cars on the road were not designed to use is not in the best interest of consumers,” American Petroleum Institute President Mike Sommers said in a statement.

Even if ethanol wasn't so highly polluting it destroys small engines as it draws water and rots seals. I only use 100% real gas in my equipment. Costs a bit more and can be hard to find but well worth it in the long run.

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby $P.Muff$ » 10 Oct 2018, 03:36

“We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. I’m home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington, DC], and so I’ve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someone’s in my house when I go to bed I’m deadbolted in three different levels,” -- Kelley Paul

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Oct 2018, 15:42

HEN wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:Ivanka for UN representative!


"no-one more qualified" :roll:

I mean, there's probably no-one (under serious consideration) less qualified - but he'll do whatever he wants, of course.

Truly tragic times.


Y'see, I said this as a JOKE.
Come to find out he actually proposed it.
What a fucking world.
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