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Topic: A very stable genius
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 8:42:45 PM
A new book 'A Very Stable Genius' reports that little donny is incompetent and as temperamental as a spoiled 3 year old.

Latest Trump Book, Once Again, Makes The Case That He's Incompetent, Narcissistic

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/15/796128983/latest-retelling-of-trumps-term-smacks-of-a-prosecutor-s-courtroom-summation

Rucker and Leonnig's mission is manifest in their title, a sarcastic jab at one of Trump's more memorable moments of self-congratulation. Accused of being either unthinking or unstable, Trump at the time denied being either. He was, he said, "a very stable genius." Whether the president meant that with a touch of self-deprecating humor or not, it functions here as the epitome of self-delusion.

Trump stands accused in these pages of gross incompetence, rampant racism, pathological narcissism, indifference to facts and ethics, and a penchant for chaos. There can be no doubt the prosecutors are asking the jury — and the judgment of history — for a verdict of guilty.

Can a president really be this far removed from the reality base that the rest of official Washington takes for granted? Yes, say Rucker and Leonnig — and what is more, his free-form defiance of norms and restraints is the essence of Trump's governance — and of his enduring appeal to his adherents.

Older readers may recoil from much of this assessment — not only because the behavior described is repellent, but also because its depiction in such relentlessly damning detail is disturbing. People naturally ask: How much of this can be true?

One example sure to be much discussed is an anecdote from Trump's 2017 trip to Asia, which involved a stopover in Hawaii and a tour of Pearl Harbor. The authors relate how, while en route to the memorial for U.S. service members killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that brought the U.S. into World War II, Trump "pulled [Chief of Staff John] Kelly aside for a quick consult."

The authors then have Trump saying: "Hey John, what's this all about? What's this a tour of?"

Next we are told: "Kelly was momentarily stunned. Trump had heard the phrase 'Pearl Harbor' and appeared to understand that he was visiting the scene of a historic battle, but he did not seem to know much else."

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One such anecdote tells of Trump meeting for the first time with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.

Trump is quoted saying to Modi at one point: "It's not as though you have China right on your border..." We are told this prompted Tillerson to cover part of his face with one hand so as to signal something to Modi without Trump seeing it. (For the record, India's 2,500-mile border with China is more than 500 miles longer than the U.S. border with Mexico.)


On another occasion, we are told, Trump summoned various officials to discuss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars U.S. companies from paying bribes to foreign governments to secure business contracts. Trump said he wanted that law erased. Told he could not do undo legislation by fiat, Trump reportedly turned to ultra-loyal aide Stephen Miller and said: "Steve, draft an executive order to repeal that law."


Topic: Whistleblower Report
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 8:24:19 PM
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined that little donny broke the law by withholding aid to Ukraine.

Read their full report.


https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6658349/GAO-Trump-Ukraine-Decision.pdf
Topic: "Everyone Was In the Loop"
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:07:56 AM
Hope123 wrote:
No wonder Mitch McConnell doesn't want to call witnesses.



McConnell is just another trump ass kisser.



Topic: Australia is Burning
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 10:20:52 AM
Donate to the Australian Red Cross.

https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr
Topic: Australia is Burning
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 8:52:10 AM
If this is in your backyard, then it's time to leave.

https://nypost.com/2019/11/08/australian-firefighters-battle-more-than-80-bushfires-across-new-south-wales/

Topic: Australia is Burning
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:06:20 AM
Australian Fires Prompt Questions About Protecting Houses From Embers

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/07/793991736/australian-fires-prompt-questions-about-protecting-houses-from-embers





Embers are raining down on communities across Australia.

"The strong winds of a thunderstorm came through, but instead of raining water it was raining embers," one resident told The Sydney Morning Herald. Another described how, as he and his family tried to evacuate on New Year's Eve, "burning embers started falling and houses were starting to get lost."

More than two dozen people have died in wildfires that started burning in Australia in September. In recent weeks, fires on the east coast of the country have spread quickly with the help of hot-dry weather, burning through millions of acres and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. Nearly 2,000 homes have been destroyed.

And the airborne embers — not the flames — are largely to blame.

"We've really started to isolate that it's not necessarily the wall of flames that's igniting homes," says Daniel Gorham, a research engineer with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety in the United States. "Rather, the embers that are traveling ahead of the fire are igniting homes."

The bigger the fire, the farther it can disperse embers, and the larger and more dangerous those embers can be. As climate change exacerbates heat waves, droughts and poor land use decisions in Australia's arid regions, bushfires are getting larger and more intense — exactly the types of blazes that can fling embers for miles.
Topic: Don Jr posts racist Instagram photo
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:58:18 AM
The whole family is sick and demented...

little donny junior posts Instagram photo of an AR15 rifle with a white nationalist logo and Hilary behind bars painted on the magazine.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B67J4TTlnDn/

little donny junior's proud of this like a toddler's proud of his first poo in the toilet.

It just reveals how sick in the head he is.

He can join little donny senior in the African savanna. Let mother nature recycle them.

Topic: All That Winning
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 4:39:59 PM
Iran mourns death of Soleimani, prepares for retaliation.

In A Day Of Turmoil, Repercussions Of Soleimani Killing Grow More Widespread

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/05/793746580/iraqi-parliament-votes-to-expel-u-s-troops-from-country-in-wake-of-soleimani-str

Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, ratcheting up tensions between Tehran and Washington and prompting vows of retaliation from top Iranian leaders.

In Iran's parliament, lawmakers chanted "Death to America!" in unison — a development that followed Trump's warning that the U.S. would target 52 "high level & important" Iranian sites in the event that Iran retaliates.



Amid the fallout of the U.S. drone strike on Friday that killed Soleimani, Sunday saw the following whiplash-inducing developments unfold almost simultaneously:

· The Iraqi parliament voted to oust the thousands of U.S. service members stationed in Iraq.

· President Trump threatened Baghdad with sanctions if U.S. forces were forced to leave the country.

· The U.S. military announced that it would halt its fight against ISIS in Iraq.

· Iranian state television reported that Iran would no longer abide by the limits of the 2015 nuclear deal.

· Hundreds of thousands of mourners packed Iran's streets to pay respect to Soleimani.
Topic: Australia is Burning
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 4:18:50 PM
Australia Wildfires Have Claimed 25 Lives And Will Burn For Months, Officials Say

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/06/793931658/australia-wildfires-have-claimed-25-lives-and-will-burn-for-months-officials-say


Topic: Australia is Burning
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 7:30:21 AM