The Trump Presidency...

America is not a centralised state, its federal and designed to ensure that no single party, belief or state can win by a majority of votes and thus seize control of the federal state. The European union operates a similar system, otherwise the big countries would have total control of the federal state and the smaller states would be without power or a democratic mandate.
That’s only true for the Senate. 2 Senators for each state, regardless of population, 6 year term.

For the President, the numbers of electoral college representatives vary with population. Texas has 38, Alaska has 3. 4 year term.

For the House, the numbers of Congressmen/women vary with population. Texas has 36, Alaska has one. 2 year term.

If the populous states all happened to swing the same way, then they would gain control of the Presidency and House easily. The Senate however could potentially be in opposition. In actuality though, some of the more populous states are in general opposition to each other. California is strongly Communist, while Texas is strongly Utopian :)
 

ipso_facto

Old-Salt
Trump directs Pentagon to pull 9,500 troops from Germany, report says

Trump is Putin's plaything....in fifty years when both are dead you will know the ground truth of what has gone down for the past 5.
I read the article and apparently Pentagon doesn't know anything about it and they quote "unnamed government officials" and "unidentified Administration officials". Oh how convenient!

I'd say total fabrication by the WSJ.

The penny hasn't dropped yet: they lie, lie, lie and spin, spin, spin when it comes to President Trump.
 

Helm

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
(various wibble)
The penny hasn't dropped yet: they lie, lie, lie and spin, spin, spin when it comes to President Trump.
But only if you read his tweeter feed
It's carried by these commies as per the original posting
 

offog

LE
I read the article and apparently Pentagon doesn't know anything about it and they quote "unnamed government officials" and "unidentified Administration officials". Oh how convenient!

I'd say total fabrication by the WSJ.

The penny hasn't dropped yet: they lie, lie, lie and spin, spin, spin when it comes to President Trump.
But the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed government officials, said White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien recently signed off on it.
Lots of others are running the story and as the first link came from the stars and stripes it does have a certain credibility.

Every man and his dog is running it and as Trump has not countered it it does have some credibility.
 
That’s only true for the Senate. 2 Senators for each state, regardless of population, 6 year term.

For the President, the numbers of electoral college representatives vary with population. Texas has 38, Alaska has 3. 4 year term.

For the House, the numbers of Congressmen/women vary with population. Texas has 36, Alaska has one. 2 year term.

If the populous states all happened to swing the same way, then they would gain control of the Presidency and House easily. The Senate however could potentially be in opposition. In actuality though, some of the more populous states are in general opposition to each other. California is strongly Communist, while Texas is strongly Utopian :)
The European union consists of two democratic elements:-
1. Each member state appoints one senator/commissioner to the ruling commission.
2. Each member state elects a varying number of parliamentarians dependent on state size. But that parliament is toothless.

We wanted out of the EU primarily, because the introduction of qualified majority voting in the commission meant that the effective state rights were diminished and I suspect the myriad anti-trumpists have always being angry with the idea that democracy is allowed to produce a result that it doesn't like.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
I read the article and apparently Pentagon doesn't know anything about it and they quote "unnamed government officials" and "unidentified Administration officials". Oh how convenient!

I'd say total fabrication by the WSJ.

The penny hasn't dropped yet: they lie, lie, lie and spin, spin, spin when it comes to President Trump.
So , wait ....so I've got a handle on this....you're saying that the US Army 's in-house journal << Stars and Stripes>> [ equivalent to our Soldier magazine over here] has reprinted a story in which:

A) The Wall Street Journal
B) Reuters Press Agency
C) a member of the US Senate

are all telling the most colossal porky pies , simply to annoy the Orange One?

' If true, Trump’s decision to cut forces would come at a time when the Pentagon has sought to increase capabilities in Europe, where there are concerns about a more aggressive Russia. For years, the Pentagon had steadily cut force levels in Europe as part of the post Cold War drawdown, but Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine brought renewed military attention to the Continent.

Moving 9,000 troops, many of them likely with families, within three months would be a major logistical undertaking. EUCOM declined to comment on whether it was drawing up plans to scale down, referring questions to the Pentagon.

Trump has a track record of making threats about pulling troops from overseas locations. In December 2018, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned after Trump said he was withdrawing forces involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria. However, nearly two years later U.S. troops are still in that war-torn country. '


So absolutely nothing to do with a US president with a tissue paper thick skin seeking to coerce German Chancellor 'Mutti' Merkel in advance of G7 summit then ?

:scratch:


Gosh it's lucky we have someone of your calibre to show us the True Path to Enlightenment - as shown to True Believers by the Great Helmsman in the Oval Office then, Uh ?

What other lies might we innocently be led to believe by the evil MSM ?

Water wets you?​
The sky can appear blue ?​
Pouring Gasoline on a lit barbecue is perfectly rational ?​

What a crock.
 
But only if you read his tweeter feed
It's carried by these commies as per the original posting
well, he needs them to dominate the residential battle space In America
 

offog

LE
Gosh it's lucky we have someone of your calibre to show us the True Path to Enlightenment - as shown to True Believers by the Great Helmsman appointed by God in the Oval Office then, Uh ?
Don't forget that bit.
 
Don't believe me ? Most of the people on this thread, have forgotten or never knew the old military adage about 'respecting your enemy', no matter how stupid you think they're are.
No we don't believe you. "Know your enemy" is the saying. 90% of the people on this thread KNOW that Bunker Baby is stupid & ignorant. I think you would be hard pushed to find anyone here saying chump WILL NOT get re-elected. Saying he shouldn't be elected is a different thing entirely.
 
No we don't believe you. "Know your enemy" is the saying. 90% of the people on this thread KNOW that Bunker Baby is stupid & ignorant. I think you would be hard pushed to find anyone here saying chump WILL NOT get re-elected. Saying he shouldn't be elected is a different thing entirely.
You believe your adolescent orange one is ignorant and stupid, then go on to say, you think he will win the election. That is an example of masterful thinking, that ranks above general melchets/Haigs latest cunning plan of attacking in exactly the same way, at the same place and the same time.

Those who dislike the man, should perhaps reconsider supporting your attack.
 

Helm

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
You believe your adolescent orange one is ignorant and stupid, then go on to say, you think he will win the election. That is an example of masterful thinking, that ranks above general melchets/Haigs latest cunning plan of attacking in exactly the same way, at the same place and the same time.

Those who dislike the man, should perhaps reconsider supporting your attack.
 
You believe your adolescent orange one is ignorant and stupid, then go on to say, you think he will win the election. That is an example of masterful thinking, that ranks above general melchets/Haigs latest cunning plan of attacking in exactly the same way, at the same place and the same time.

Those who dislike the man, should perhaps reconsider supporting your attack.
Whatever, I just think you are in love with seeing your own words on the internet.

Perhaps I should have clarified my post with no one should underestimate the stupidity of the truppits to vote chump back in again but I thought that didn't need pointing out again.

I shall also clarify, just for you, that not every trump supporter is a truppit.
 
Whatever, I just think you are in love with seeing your own words on the internet.

Perhaps I should have clarified my post with no one should underestimate the stupidity of the truppits to vote chump back in again but I thought that didn't need pointing out again.

I shall also clarify, just for you, that not every trump supporter is a truppit.
Biden’s team will not be up to the task for economic recovery. I fear the Democrats plans for the economy and how much of a goat f*ck they will create. Trump’s team is better suited for that task.
 
Biden’s team will not be up to the task for economic recovery. I fear the Democrats plans for the economy and how much of a goat f*ck they will create. Trump’s team is better suited for that task.
Would that be the "team" of snivelling yes men, money launderers and family?
That is better "suited" to do what? Steal more public money? Ensure more corporate tax breaks for oil industry insiders, golf club owners and hoteliers?
 
Biden’s team will not be up to the task for economic recovery. I fear the Democrats plans for the economy and how much of a goat f*ck they will create. Trump’s team is better suited for that task.
A) you don't know who Bidens team is so that's just supposition.

B) The democrats have a much better record of creating a good economy & reducing the deficit don't they?

C) Trump doesn't have a team and why would he when he knows more than anyone about everything !
 

offog

LE
Biden’s team will not be up to the task for economic recovery. I fear the Democrats plans for the economy and how much of a goat f*ck they will create. Trump’s team is better suited for that task.
"Past success does not guarantee future performance."

Or should I say lack of past success is guarantee that it will be any different in the future.

Can you name any economical success by Trumps highly place and competent team?

Last I heard he was going to put tariffs on EU cars a number of which are owned by US companies.

Go Trump, Go Trump, Go Trump, GO. That will sort the EU out. Out of interest how many counties has Trump started a trade war with?
 
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