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#21 Arturo

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

To be fair, Trump's 70 and a trip like this could exhaust men much younger than that. Still, he made such a big deal about Hillary's "lack of stamina" during the campaign it's difficult not to gloat a little bit over these reports.
 
If he starts to fall down and has to be propped up by security agents we'll have a nice video clip to replay countless times besides that clip of Clinton faltering during the campaign.


Will he be able to dodge shoes or anything else thrown at him, like Bush 43?
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

Landslide Win for Iran’s Reformists Doesn’t Fit Trump’s Script, So He Ignores It-

 

"The hypocrisy of America’s support for unelected despots in the oil-rich Gulf states is not new, but Donald Trump’s lavish praise for them on Sunday, as allies against “Islamist extremism” and “the oppression of women,” was particularly striking, coming one day after Iranian voters danced in the streets to celebrate their reformist president’s landslide re-election..........

 

https://theintercept...script-ignores/


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#23 mr6666

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:16 PM

Apparently tough guy Trump is not going to mention the words 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' while he is in Saudi Arabia.

 

"What is President Donald Trump’s position on Islam? Does he consider Islam to be a religion of peace? Or, as Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn once put it, is Islam “like a cancer”?

Judging by Trump’s own ad-libbed departure from the speech he delivered yesterday in Saudi Arabia, the president is thinking about Islam with his typical combination of deep cynicism and utter cluelessness. In Riyadh, the Saudi capital, Trump stood before leaders from 55 countries and three continents. He called on them to join the United States in “honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds.”

 

Each one of those terms — Islamic extremism, Islamists, and Islamic terror — has a precise meaning. By lumping them together, Trump put America’s fears and inconsistent rhetoric on display at a moment when much of the Muslim world was seeking clarity and parsing his every word.......

 

https://theintercept...n-saudi-arabia/

 

The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 11m11 minutes ago

 
 

Breitbart News put the words “Islamic Terror” in the headline of their piece on Trump’s speech.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

They've given poor Donny Donny too much to read in Saudi today.  He's running out of gas and practically out on his feet.

 

To be fair, Trump's 70 and a trip like this could exhaust men much younger than that. Still, he made such a big deal about Hillary's "lack of stamina" during the campaign it's difficult not to gloat a little bit over these reports.

 

If he starts to fall down and has to be propped up by security agents we'll have a nice video clip to replay countless times besides that clip of Clinton faltering during the campaign.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

That's the same deal we have with Israel, right?

Not exactly, we usually just give them to Israel or at a super low price.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

Trump's speech in a nutshell:  We will sell you weapons and will now look the other way when you torture and mistreat your people.

 

That's the same deal we have with Israel, right?



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:39 PM

Trump's speech in a nutshell:  We will sell you weapons and will now look the other way when you torture and mistreat your people.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

Donny Trump lays it down to the muslim world in a powerfully bold speech. it's the kinda speech a real leader gives and that mister perfect obama NEVER GAVE.
 
almost immediately you could see the disconnection on the part of the cable news pundits. this woman on cnn said she was scared. by what? true leadership or the absence of egg-sucking political correctness?
they can't understand the lack of undefined moral diffusion. trump spoke of things long removed from their disconnected hoy-faloy psyches. of good vs. evil and of civilization vs. medieval barbarism.
 
all I heard from this one female dipsheet on cnn was about how trump might have offended the iranians! and all because obama sucked up to evil instead of opposing it like any american potus should!
 
it was a helluva great speech but the phony cable news moe foes will never see it...because they doan want to...they're closet democrats the lot of 'em!

"okay, so we're moving right along, folks" -al pacino, dog day afternoon


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

They've given poor Donny Donny too much to read in Saudi today.  He's running out of gas and practically out on his feet.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:17 PM

Apparently tough guy Trump is not going to mention the words 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' while he is in Saudi Arabia.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

Yeah, I was wondering about him, too. It's been over 3 weeks since his last post. Hopefully he's on a vacation on some tropical isle with no WiFi. 

 

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Yeah, I hope so too. Or he just got bored with us. Cant remember him being absent so long here.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

In a further move to make things easier for Dumb Donny to understand,

each 4 minute speech will be accompanied by drawings of the main

import of the speech with a person standing by their side with a pointer,

just in case.

 

I figure Down Goes was in such great shape for his age that some NFL

team picked him up in Philly.


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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

Where is DGF these days? I havent noticed him posting in ages. Does anyone know???

 

Yeah, I was wondering about him, too. It's been over 3 weeks since his last post. Hopefully he's on a vacation on some tropical isle with no WiFi. 

 

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#34 Hibi

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:47 PM

Oh yeah.  The difference between campaign rhetoric and the reality.

 

This guy backpedals at a rate that probably makes our resident "spinner" DGF green with envy.  ;)

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

Where is DGF these days? I havent noticed him posting in ages. Does anyone know???


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

I saw a report today that they are changing the NATO meeting agenda to accommodate Trump.  Essentially they are dumbing it down.  Limiting speeches to 4 minutes because of Trump's attention span and doing a quick wrap up at the end in the hope to avoid any nasty tweets by Trump.

 

 

LOL! Really sad............



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

Toby Keith Is Joining Trump In Saudi Arabia For A Men-Only Concert

 

http://www.huffingto...kushpmg00000009

 

 

Headlines like this make you think the real world has turned into an Onion parody.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:29 AM

Because of Wanna Cry, Trump (and us) now have to worry about another wall....

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

".....Trump will soon depart for his first foreign trip as president. He has reportedly expressed “dread” about the tour and asked to have it shortened. It’s no wonder.

Trump has repeatedly shown himself to be a pushover in face-to-face encounters with foreign leaders, and this series of meetings should be especially fraught.....

 

see: https://www.theatlan...ngs-men/526980/

But, has Trump finally learned that the West Wall is in fact in Israel?


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:59 PM

Trump Praises Erdogan, Whose Bodyguards Then Assault Protesters in Washington....

 

https://theintercept...ers-washington/


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:51 PM

".....Trump will soon depart for his first foreign trip as president. He has reportedly expressed “dread” about the tour and asked to have it shortened. It’s no wonder.

Trump has repeatedly shown himself to be a pushover in face-to-face encounters with foreign leaders, and this series of meetings should be especially fraught.....

 

see: https://www.theatlan...ngs-men/526980/


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