The Trump Presidency...

Is that supposed to be an example of a sense of humour?
The point is that Trump always laughs AT other people.
He is a bully. It is always mockery, or triumphant.

He has no ability to laugh AT himself whatsoever, and he has so little ability to empathise with normal people, that he rarely laughs WITH them, unless he is the cheerleader.

He does not have a sense of humour, dry or otherwise. That requires a sense of the absurd, and a knowledge of social standards. He doesn't have either.

I suspect Trump's idea of great comedy is watching a blind black war veteran fall down a open manhole.
 
I blame the shower.
Good Grief. His citizens die left, right and center around him, his cities are in shambles and he whines like a slag that wants to get rogered from the town drunkard after a night of cheap booze over his hairdo.

He no longer has any connection to reality.
 
The point is that Trump always laughs AT other people.
He is a bully. It is always mockery, or triumphant.

He has no ability to laugh AT himself whatsoever, and he has so little ability to empathise with normal people, that he rarely laughs WITH them, unless he is the cheerleader.

He does not have a sense of humour, dry or otherwise. That requires a sense of the absurd, and a knowledge of social standards. He doesn't have either.

I suspect Trump's idea of great comedy is watching a blind black war veteran fall down a open manhole.


 
I was just about to post a BBC link for that, just when you think he's achieved maximum mong, he turns it up, way past 11 now must be around 23-24. That's all America has to worry about right now.

He has issues with flow.
He was on about the amount of water dishwashers use a while back
 
He has issues with flow.
He was on about the amount of water dishwashers use a while back
He said you had to press the rinse button ten to fifteen times to get the dishes clean.

Like he had ever used a dishwasher.

If true it doesn't say much for US dishwashers as my Bosch works just fine.

FWIW the amount of water a dishwasher uses is negligible. Its about a fifth of washing up/rinsing in a bowl.
 
The trouble with your reasoning is that it’s been proven not to work. America flirted with autarky (which is what you’re describing) in the inter-war period. It contributed to the depth of the Great Depression- a period of economic depression that took the New Deal and the immense deficit spending program of WW2 to counter.

When I describe the ‘Law’ of comparative advantage it’s called that for a reason. It’s not a ‘theory’ or an ‘idea’ or an ‘ism’ (like protectionism is). It’s been consistently proven both in history and with Trump’s recent attempts at tariffs. Tariffs will hurt as many people in America as they help.

The simple fact is, people like paying less for stuff. Whenever someone tries to get in the way of that, things happen. It’s one of the reasons US customs are so busy on the Canadian border, stopping Americans bringing cheap (and otherwise legal) pharmaceuticals over. It works the other way too with car parts apparently. Just imagine how much money you would save if America dismantled the incredible protectionist walls around the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

People like paying less for stuff. It’s an inconvenient truth. A bit like the number ‘pi’. It doesn’t equal 3.2, as much as American politicians would have liked it to:


It’s ironic that people who shout ‘freedom’ so much are willing to socialise their economy by the heavy handed use of command and control economics, and yet are the very same people who are terrified of ‘socialised’ medicine.
Yet you continue to ignore the fact that other countries are hostile actors, and when push comes to shove will take care of themselves first and foremost. Like China and PPE. If you don’t socialize certain sectors, you are at the mercy of others and not exactly a sovereign nation. Which won’t be saving the citizens much at all and instead cost them dearly.

The Rona has also shown that socialized medicine has some big problems. Whilst our own hybrid system is getting the job done. It can always be tweaked, but adopting European models of doing business and accepting those fatality rates seems beyond misguided and foolish.
 
If true it doesn't say much for US dishwashers as my Bosch works just fine.
Even the Ikea one I used to have got the dishes shiny* after one go.





Unless it was hardened Weetabix - but that couldn't even be shifted by a Beirut Ammonium Nitrate factory explosion.
 
On Kamala Harris...
Make her defend her stances and tell the masses that putting them out of work is a good thing for the country and bankrupting the nation for climate change will really make a difference in the world...
If that is what you believe then there is really no help for you, you have well and truly fallen off the deep end without a life vest.

Depending on how successful Chumps efforts to subvert the election are, the possibility of you creating a 'President Harris' thread is very real and I would bet big money on there never being a post with a heading:

"President Harris calls for the Shutdown & Bankruptcy of America"

Even a 5th grader could figure out that a plan of making America cleaner would require a stable economy, stable manufacturing, and the masses employed to make that happen.

Your biggest worry should be your very own President Chump bankrupting the U.S.A after all he does have form for this kind of thing whereas Harris doesn't.
 
Yet you continue to ignore the fact that other countries are hostile actors, and when push comes to shove will take care of themselves first and foremost. Like China and PPE. If you don’t socialize certain sectors, you are at the mercy of others and not exactly a sovereign nation. Which won’t be saving the citizens much at all and instead cost them dearly.

The Rona has also shown that socialized medicine has some big problems. Whilst our own hybrid system is getting the job done. It can always be tweaked, but adopting European models of doing business and accepting those fatality rates seems beyond misguided and foolish.
Socialised protectionism good...socialised medicine bad...protecting big pharma good...

I think I’ve got the hang of it now.
 
I don't know if this 'I dont like someone so they must be stupid' is particularly a new phenomenon, but its quite fascinating how the anti-trump campaigners have relied on it over the past few years.

Its a remarkable thought that someone who not only won the republican primaries (after being written off as having zero chance from day one) and then went on to win the presidency, despite spending a fraction of recent winners did is somehow stupid.

Stupid like a Fox...

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I have had this agreement before God now's how many times and it always ends up with "Orange man bad!".

Personally I think he is a bellend, but I accept he is smart enough to beat H.Clinton and stay in office after 4 years of the Dems trying every means possible to get him out.

Under estimate him at your own risk.

However how did a thicky beat Clinton, well he must of cheated/had help from the Russians/Aliens. Right?....or maybe Trump is not as thick as people say he is?

I agree with Thatcher, when you revert to personal attacks in a political debate you have lost the arguement.
 

ipso_facto

War Hero
God you're so dumb.

The penny hasn't dropped that you are a moron trolling this forum.

Being a comedian requires, at the very least, a sense of humour. Trump is probably the most humourless oaf on the planet.
You still don't get it. The Guardian used to be a reputable newspaper but it has descended to writing non news pieces about what The President says about showers.

There are so many more important items to cover like the task force sent for 'Operation Venezuela'. There's complete crickets about this in the news. Although it is officially about drugs, there is far more going on if you're intelligent enough to read between the lines.

 
The Rona has also shown that socialized medicine has some big problems. Whilst our own hybrid system is getting the job done. It can always be tweaked, but adopting European models of doing business and accepting those fatality rates seems beyond misguided and foolish.
Thats a joint fail in Statistics 101 and Epidemiology 101 Steamy. Its also a failing in Critical Thought & Reasoning 101 for the inference.

All the fatality figures show for any advanced western nation (apart from raw deaths) is the population density and to a lesser extent the actions taken by governments.

It is ridiculous to try to compare, say Wyoming with Britain. A better comparison might be the New England/NY states.

COVID deaths almost exactly match population density, which is hardly surprising for an infectious disease.

Population density
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COVID deaths:
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The population density of the UK is 725/M^2. The US is 87/M^2.

Even a likely comparison like NY state is only 161/M^2. Your neighbourhood is 2.3/M^2.

There is an old English saying that "comparisons are odious". They are even more so when you are trying to compare chalk and cheese.
 
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There are so many more important items to cover like the task force sent for 'Operation Venezuela'. There's complete crickets about this in the news. Although it is officially about drugs, there is far more going on if you're intelligent enough to read between the lines.
Which has fucked up any chance you ever had of understanding it.

Did your willy get tingly when you read Q on Trump's invasion of Venezuela.
 

mercurydancer

LE
Book Reviewer
What Trump has done, very successfully, is appeal to the evangelical US. The Jerusalem stunt for one. Zealotry lies in those areas, and Trump will certainly target them, and expect increasingly vociferous and emotional appeals to the zealots. Dont underestimate this.

I have a strong notion that Trump is a functional sociopath. He certainly fits the profile, and with narcisssistic tendencies. Before anyone asks, I do have qualifications in psychology.
 
However how did a thicky beat Clinton, well he must of cheated/had help from the Russians/Aliens. Right?....or maybe Trump is not as thick as people say he is?
It had nothing to do with him being bright, it had everything to do with Clinton being one of the most odious candidates to grace a ballot paper in living memory. At the time I thought that Trump (despite his limitations) was the marginally better choice. The evidence of the last few years has only barely changed my mind.

Our weird cousins deserve better and I hope they get it.
 
You still don't get it. The Guardian used to be a reputable newspaper but it has descended to writing non news pieces about what The President says about showers.

There are so many more important items to cover like the task force sent for 'Operation Venezuela'. There's complete crickets about this in the news. Although it is officially about drugs, there is far more going on if you're intelligent enough to read between the lines.

Shush.

Go away.
 
Thats a joint fail in Statistics 101 and Epidemiology 101 Steamy. Its also a failing in Critical Thought & Reasoning 101 for the inference.

All the fatality figures show for any advanced western nation (apart from raw deaths) is the population density and to a lesser extent the actions taken by governments.

It is ridiculous to try to compare, say Wyoming with Britain. A better comparison might be the New England/NY states.

COVID deaths almost exactly match population density, which is hardly surprising for an infectious disease.

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COVID deaths:
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The population density of the UK is 725/km^2. The US is 87/km^2.

Even a likely comparison like NY state is only 161/km^2. Your neighbourhood is 2.3/km^2.

There is an old English saying that "comparisons are odious". They are even more so when you are trying to compare chalk and cheese.
The problem with your methodology is that you assume lower population States have residents that don’t interact with each other. Which is false, we have cinemas, stadiums, stores, schools, daycares, etc. That are hubs for infection just like everybody else.

The stats already show that you folks have more deaths per million and a higher chance of corking it from the Rona in the UK. But why is that? My theory is that your government controlled health care rationed treatment more stringently then our private system.
 

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