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Jake's Trump Thread -- Make America Great Again


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I'm curious, what exactly has to happen to "make America great again." I mean what's the measurement on that. What has to change, and in what way. And please don't be vague or glib with a quick "elect Trump." What is Trump going to do to make America great, in your mind.

 

And also, at what point did America stop being "great"?

trump has said rebuild our military and secure our borders...

 

and when did America stop being great?...

 

when that bleep bush 41 hawked nafta and gatt which led to the leveling of our manufacturing base and corporate inversions all over the place like nabisco in mexico.

 

and obama leading from behind like a behind!

 

the hamster says we never stopped being great.

 

then what the bleep is she running for?

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John Wayne's lack of war service was complicated. When the war started, he actually went down to the recruitment center with a number of other guys (after a night of drinking, as usual) and tried to join. He received notice a few days later that he had been rejected due to the same injury that had ended his college football career. However, after being ridiculed by his mentor John Ford for not joining, Wayne tried to enlist again, and that's when he discovered that his agent and the head of Republic Pictures had intervened and gotten him a deferment. Wayne was furious, and was set to enlist, but, and here's the dumb part, only if he could have an officer's commission and serve directly under John Ford. When the Navy declined, Wayne allowed his deferment to go through again, and it continued under different excuses (first as sole earner for an extended family, then as a useful agent of the public morale in his films) until the end of the war.

 

 

The information I found on the internet was that he applied for deferments up until 43 or 44 and then let his studio apply for them for him.

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trump has said rebuild our military and secure our borders...

 

and when did America stop being great?...

 

when that bleep bush 41 hawked nafta and gatt which led to the leveling of our manufacturing base and corporate inversions all over the place like nabisco in mexico.

 

and obama leading from behind like a behind!

 

the hamster says we never stopped being great.

 

then what the bleep is she running for?

you see, what has happened, LawrenceA, is a betrayal.

 

the democrats who onced pledged undying service to the white middle class have shafted them in favor of political correctness and pandering to minorities.

 

minorities long acclimated to the democrats' nanny state approach to the human condition.

 

it has not worked.

hillary represents 40 years of proven failures and promises even more.

 

bernie sanders' supporters can at least think.

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Rebuild our military into what? And how? When did we get a small military? Don't we still have the largest military in the world by a significant margin?

 

And Trump is going to force all the corporations to shut down over seas manufacturing and return it to the US? How? With tax-cuts and deregulation? So we should make ourselves into a third-world work force to appease the corporations? Because the only way more large-scale manufacturing will take place within our current corporate morality is if we start offering third-world wages and benefits (none). The only way to return to our former prosperity on the manufacturing front is if the highest paid members of those companies agree that there must be a fairer, more even distribution in pay between workers and management. And what board member or CEO is going to willingly take a massive pay-cut? I also recognize that out of control labor union costs helped chase away manufacturing, but what can Trump do about that?

 

Corporate tax-cuts and deregulation will only result in massive Federal deficits and increased water and air pollution, both of which we will have to pay for down the road. Just look at any state that has tried this approach.

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Rebuild our military into what? And how? When did we get a small military? Don't we still have the largest military in the world by a significant margin?

 

And Trump is going to force all the corporations to shut down over seas manufacturing and return it to the US? How? With tax-cuts and deregulation? So we should make ourselves into a third-world work force to appease the corporations? Because the only way more large-scale manufacturing will take place which our current corporate morality is if we start offering third-world wages and benefits (none). The only way to return to our former prosperity on the manufacturing front is if the highest paid members of those companies agree that there must be a fairer, more even distribution in pay between workers and management. And what board member or CEO is going to willingly take a massive pay-cut? I also recognize that out of control labor union costs helped chase away manufacturing, but what can Trump do about that?

 

Corporate tax-cuts and deregulation will only result in massive Federal deficits and increased water and air pollution, both of which we will have to pay for down the road. Just look at any state that has tried this approach.

what has impeded manufacturing is massive overregulation under obama

 

and stupid **** like having to get an environmental impact statement before you can lay even a single brick!

 

this liberal insanity has spurred corporate inversions.

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what has impeded manufacturing is massive overregulation under obama

 

and stupid sh it like having to get an environmental impact statement before you can lay even a single brick!

 

this liberal insanity has spurred corporate inversions.

 

OH "yeah", now that I no longer live in the environs of Greater L.A. and where I grew up in the '50s and '60s and then worked most of my life, I certainly don't care if the air quality returns to how it is NOW in Beijing and all those other industrialized Chinese cities and how it was back during my formative years in L.A.!  It's all about JOBS and "certainly not" about the stewardship of our planet's environment.

 

(..."yeah", why should I CARE about all that, now that I'm retired to picturesque Sedona AZ?!, he said sarcastically)

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Today's results promise to be interesting. I think the Republican primary voters are finally beginning to see through the Con Man. It's probably too late, but it will have implications for the general.  

 

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Media Failing To Investigate Trump's "Questionable" Business Dealings

 

"In a Time cover story published Thursday, Trump said he's "built an incredible business" and described himself as "the most successful person ever to run for President."

Yet Trump's business dealings -- complete with multiple casino bankruptcies, failed branding ventures, employment of undocumented immigrants, long-reported ties to mob-run businesses and the promotion of a real estate training program that's now the target of a $40 million fraud suit -- has received less sustained coverage this election cycle than his countless Twitter spats, outrageous remarks and rank bigotry. While Trump promised last summer to disclose his tax returns, he continues to stall, thereby preventing journalists from assessing his grand claims about his personal wealth, charitable giving and "Apprentice" salary."

 

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/03/04/huffington-post-calls-out-media-for-failing-to/209034

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Rebuild our military into what? And how? When did we get a small military? Don't we still have the largest military in the world by a significant margin?

 

And Trump is going to force all the corporations to shut down over seas manufacturing and return it to the US? How? With tax-cuts and deregulation? So we should make ourselves into a third-world work force to appease the corporations? Because the only way more large-scale manufacturing will take place within our current corporate morality is if we start offering third-world wages and benefits (none). The only way to return to our former prosperity on the manufacturing front is if the highest paid members of those companies agree that there must be a fairer, more even distribution in pay between workers and management. And what board member or CEO is going to willingly take a massive pay-cut? I also recognize that out of control labor union costs helped chase away manufacturing, but what can Trump do about that?

 

Corporate tax-cuts and deregulation will only result in massive Federal deficits and increased water and air pollution, both of which we will have to pay for down the road. Just look at any state that has tried this approach.

 

Trump stated that he would add a large tariff on imports as a way to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA.  This is very similar to what Clinton said just the other day (which I'm sure Bill didn't like since he signed NATFA into law).    

 

The only way I see to get Americans to buy American is to increase the cost of imports but since the USA has many different trade treaties and agreements getting out of these would take years if not decades.      Bottom line: Both Trump and Clinton are making promises they know they can't keep.     

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The Emperor bags the two biggest prizes tonight with Louisiana & Kentucky primary victories.

 

Trumpus Maximus Americannus!!!

 

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Why on earth would you ever want an Emperor?

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Today's results promise to be interesting. I think the Republican primary voters are finally beginning to see through the Con Man. It's probably too late, but it will have implications for the general.  

It's too late.  The current hope for the GOP is that Cruz is the nominee.  An idea that was anathama to the establishment and leadership only  a few weeks ago.

Current situation makes me wonder if that at the beginning Trump and Cruz met and agreed that Trump would do what he has done. This would result in Cruz becoming the actual nominee, even if requires Trump withdrawing at the convention and "pledging" his delegates to Cruz.

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Rebuild our military into what? And how? When did we get a small military? Don't we still have the largest military in the world by a significant margin?

 

And Trump is going to force all the corporations to shut down over seas manufacturing and return it to the US? How? With tax-cuts and deregulation? So we should make ourselves into a third-world work force to appease the corporations? Because the only way more large-scale manufacturing will take place within our current corporate morality is if we start offering third-world wages and benefits (none). The only way to return to our former prosperity on the manufacturing front is if the highest paid members of those companies agree that there must be a fairer, more even distribution in pay between workers and management. And what board member or CEO is going to willingly take a massive pay-cut? I also recognize that out of control labor union costs helped chase away manufacturing, but what can Trump do about that?

 

Corporate tax-cuts and deregulation will only result in massive Federal deficits and increased water and air pollution, both of which we will have to pay for down the road. Just look at any state that has tried this approach.

Agree.

We have the finest, most expensive, best trained, best equipped and best armed military in the world.  US spends more on military than next five countries combined.  We have the best paid military in the world.  Then add in Homeland Security.

As for size, it is not how many you have compared to what they can do.  Just like the specious argument about a 700 ship Navy.  One ship today will do what 10 did 20 years ago and what 100 did in WW  II.  Same for aircraft and other weapons.

The US spends more than 50% of its discretionary funding on the Dept. of Defense.  Then add in the VA which should be a DOD cost and Homeland Security.

Every time the US has started a tarriff war, we have lost.  The middle-class, workers and small businesses have been crushed. The rich, multinational corporations would get richer.  As would Wall St, financiers and the billionaires.

Every regulation exists because somebody or some business hurt somebody else.

When Bill Clinton left office, the deficit was ZERO.  Trump's spending plans and tax plans (what little he has actually detailed) would add tens of Trillions to the deficit.

Trump even said in latest debate that he has NO plans to bring HIS jobs back to the US that he outsourced.  The devalued currencies of Japan and China were a smoke screen with no relevance at all.

America IS Great!

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well if your guy were just a little bit more forceful about the goldman-sachs transcrript business instead of reminding everyone every five minutes abouit how much he respects hillary maybe he would be getting somewhere.

 

he owes it to his supporters to do nothing less.

And stand up for his supporters and question and demand the super delegates that are giving Hillary an inflated delegate count be thrown out. He needs some cojones.

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Why on earth would you ever want an Emperor?

 

You have to admit that that picture is one of the most hilarious things you've ever seen. I don't think The Onion, Daily Show or Colbert could do better. The whole absurdity of Trump in one image.

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You have to admit that that picture is one of the most hilarious things you've ever seen. I don't think The Onion, Daily Show or Colbert could do better. The whole absurdity of Trump in one image.

 

Yeah, but ya gotta admit at least whoever created that image of Donny in that Revolutionary War era garb wasn't stupid enough to also show him sportin' a three-cornered hat on the blockhead there TOO, right?!

 

'Cause of course, besides the whole ill-fitting thing, three-cornered hats NEVER look good on guys with four-cornered heads!

 

(...yeah yeah, all you fans of "F-Troop", THAT'S right...I just stole that Forrest Tucker line he says to Larry Storch there...so sue me)

 

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Yeah, but ya gotta admit at least whoever created that image of Donny in that Revolutionary War era garb wasn't stupid enough to also show him sportin' a three-cornered hat on the blockhead there, right?!

 

'Cause of course, three-cornered hats NEVER look good on guys with four-cornered heads!

 

(...yeah yeah, all you fans of "F-Troop", THAT'S right...I just stole that Forrest Tucker line he says to Larry Storch there...so sue me)

 

;)

 

What is Trump without that glorious baby orangutan on his head? It would be like Samson after the haircut. 

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Just waatched The Candy Bomber on ETV about the pilot who began dropping candy to children of West Berlin during the Berlin Airlift.  A thought occured to me.

America is respected throughout the world, not for the evil we do or our power, but for the good we do.  Trump, Cruz, Rubio and most elected Republicans exemplify the evil or meanness in America, not the good.

America IS Great!

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Just waatched The Candy Bomber on ETV about the pilot who began dropping candy to children of West Berlin during the Berlin Airlift.  A thought occured to me.

America is respected throughout the world, not for the evil we do or our power, but for the good we do.  Trump, Cruz, Rubio and most elected Republicans exemplify the evil or meanness in America, not the good.

America IS Great!

yes, we are great!...but our greatness is diminishing.

 

american liberalism should stop attacking our long established judeo-christian underpinnings so we might maintain that greatness.

but everytime traditionally moral americans try to your side screams racism and bigotry.

 

wanting to maintain traditional mores is not prejudice.

 

quite the contrary, it is sanity. :)

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yes, we are great!...but our greatness is diminishing.

 

american liberalism should stop attacking our long established judeo-christian underpinnings so we might maintain that greatness.

but everytime traditionally moral americans try to your side screams racism and bigotry.

 

wanting to maintain traditional mores is not prejudice.

 

quite the contrary, it is sanity. :)

 

What traditional mores are called racist by the left?

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If only we could go back to the glorious days of slavery,

when our Judeo-Christian values were completely intact

and our traditional morality was at its height. 'Tis a

consummation devoutly to be wished. Well, maybe not.

And don't leave out that only wealthy white males were allowed to vote.

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