What stupid shit has Trump done today?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, May 1, 2017.

  1. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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  2. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    In my day, it wasn't really taught at all. Every year, we started over again with the "Explorers" and by the end, we were lucky if we made it to the US Civil War. Was all very superficial stuff as well, and World History was only an elective you could take for one semester in the last two years of high school. Maybe wasn't the same everywhere, but it was where I grew up.

    Incidentally, I have no idea how people who teach Government/Civics do their jobs now. At least in Illinois, it was a legal requirement to pass a test on the US Constitution to graduate from High School. So we spent most of the year memorising stuff for the test. But now that Trump and the GOP continuously shit all over he Constitution, I'm not sure how that would work. It's sort of . . . well, this is what the Constitution says, but that's not what is actually happening . . . and that three equal branches of government with the checks and balances stuff? Nope, that's broken, too. :(
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  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Taking back the country and giving it away at the same time.
  4. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Well, the Trump Administration set out their goals back in February for any trade agreement with the UK post Brexit, so I'm not sure why anyone is shocked now that the the NHS might be part of that. (I've pulled out the bit below from a post I did on another thread at the time.)

    Trump's plan for a new trade agreement

    The preamble sets out clearly what the US wants to happen - a quick deal that delivers "substantive results for U.S. consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers, consistent with U.S. priorities."

    Here's part of the shopping list of what they want to achieve from the "negotiations."

    - Remove barriers to importing US food and agricultural products into the UK.
    - New, enforceable rules to end "unjustified" trade restrictions or "commercial requirements" (like clear labelling and safety testing).
    - US Pharmaceutical companies to have full access to the UK Market (i.e. NHS).
    - US companies have the same access to UK government contracts as UK companies do.
    - Allow US companies to sue UK firms and the UK government for non-compliance with any of the new "rules."
    - Prohibit the UK from adjusting its exchange rates if it could effect the balance of payments or give unfair competitive advantage over US companies.
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  5. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Mark Britnell said it out loud 7 years ago but no one was paying attention.
    David Cameron's adviser says health reform is a chance to make big profits
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  6. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    How would that work?
  7. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    There's a description in the document of a process for Dispute Resolution, but it's pretty skeletal. My guess is if the US or a US company believed the UK had done this, they'd have recourse to this new process, and if the outcome was that the UK had skewed exchange rates, there would be some kind of financial sanction on the UK.
  8. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    "We send the EU £350 million a week. Let's give it to rich Americans instead."
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  9. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    NYT continue to serve as loyal scribes to the court of King Trump.


    After getting bludgeoned by comments on Twitter for the above, looks like they deleted and replaced it with the one below, but the Maggie Haberman article is the same fawning bullshit.

  10. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    He's after Bette Middler now

  11. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Three Chinook helicopters have been circling above Stamford Hill for the past quarter of an hour or so. I hope they haven't lost Trump...
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  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    At least he put "your great president" in quotes - maybe a tiny part of his brain has achieved self-awareness and we'll see more of him sarcastically referring to himself in the third person.
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  13. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    Bastards!! they're not leaving him here, he's their president, he's their problem.
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    When you've got a US president freely describing women as "washed up psychos" from his official account, you know something has gone really wrong with the world.
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  16. Jeremiah18.17

    Jeremiah18.17 Well-Known Member

    Apparently, chatting to Charlie Windsor, Trump exclaimed that the US has “the cleanest climate”...... Words fail.
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  17. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

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  18. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    The milk of human kindness has definitely soured and curdled under Trump.

    Trial begins for No More Deaths volunteer who aided migrants - CNN

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  19. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I'll give you an extra $2 an hour to continue babysitting him for a while. You could make some serious change here.

    <edited to add>
    He's having so much fun pretending to be royalty.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
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  20. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    If, as I was wondering early, he had somehow got lost in the wilds of Northeast London, I was imagining an updated and relocated version of Escape from New York.

    Not sure who we'd get for the Kurt Russell role, mind you...
  21. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    Orwell 1984?
  22. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

    I think you mean Orville 1984

  23. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Trump admin ending legal aid, English classes for migrant children in US shelters

  24. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  25. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    He really is amazingly bad. Even if he couldn't care less about that border, he presumably has staff who write it down in simple notes for him, yet he still doesn't do his homework. :eek:
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  26. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

  27. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Pickled Egg

    "Don't forget, it used to be called global warming, that wasn't working, then it was called climate change, now it's actually called extreme weather because with extreme weather you can't miss," the president said.

    Fuckin Nora :rolleyes: :facepalm:
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  28. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    So, does that mean he believes in "extreme weather"?

    If he does, then does that mean he believes in Global warming?

    Very strange man.
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  29. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Pickled Egg

    Off the scale batshit.
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  30. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    hmmm - reading an article and came across this paragraph -

    I guess he does believe in climate change :)

    President Trump to stay at Doonbeg, his money-losing golf course threatened by climate change
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