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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #245 on: July 25, 2017, 11:02:04 AM »
I'm a huge fan of the Bill Parcells management style:   you treat Phil Simms like Phil needs to be treated in order for him to succeed (i.e., riding his ass every minute until he hates you and performs well almost out of spite, and it takes 15 years for him to realize that you were doing that to make him better) and you treat Lawrence Taylor like LT needs to be treated in order for him to succeed (i.e. letting him do basically whatever he wants - including hookers and blow the night before a game).

Trump hasn't learned that, to his great detriment. 

I remember being on a conference call with Jack Welch once, and a manager who had lost money - but about half of what he SHOULD have lost, given the market, the product, and the resources behind him - presented his numbers, followed by a guy who made money - but about a third of what he SHOULD have made, given the market, the product and the resources invested in that product.   And the second guy was all proud about "being in the black!"   Welch complimented the first guy and the second said again, "but we made money!" and Welch ripped him a new asshole up, down and sideways for underperforming in his space.  I feel like that with Trump sometimes.   Yeah, he's a billionaire, worth $5B or whatever, but I sometimes feel with him that there is a LOT left on the table.  Like he SHOULD be doing so much better. 

Tweets like that reinforce the feeling for me.

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #246 on: July 26, 2017, 12:33:58 PM »
Jul 26, 2017 12:21:19 PM - IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!

This dude is either A) Trolling B) Desperately trying to keep the core of his base intact and on his side. 

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #247 on: July 26, 2017, 12:53:45 PM »
Jul 26, 2017 12:21:19 PM - IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!

This dude is either A) Trolling B) Desperately trying to keep the core of his base intact and on his side.
Tweet back Allahu akbar and watch the hilarity ensue.
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #248 on: July 26, 2017, 01:02:38 PM »
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #249 on: July 26, 2017, 01:03:44 PM »
Jul 26, 2017 12:21:19 PM - IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!

This dude is either A) Trolling B) Desperately trying to keep the core of his base intact and on his side.
Tweet back Allahu akbar and watch the hilarity ensue.

I might reactivate my Twitter just to do this  :lol

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #250 on: July 26, 2017, 02:32:08 PM »
Jul 26, 2017 12:21:19 PM - IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!

This dude is either A) Trolling B) Desperately trying to keep the core of his base intact and on his side.
Tweet back Allahu akbar and watch the hilarity ensue.

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #251 on: August 09, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
Aug 8, 2017 06:11:49 AM I will be holding a major briefing on the Opioid crisis, a major problem for our country, today at 3:00 P.M. in Bedminster, N.J.

Trump's solution;
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/trumps-solution-to-opioid-crisis-tell-kids-drugs-are-bad.html

“If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem. If they do start, it’s awfully tough to get off. So if we can keep them from going on and maybe by talking to youth and telling them: ‘No good, really bad for you in every way”


and

“Strong law enforcement is absolutely vital to having a drug-free society”


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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #252 on: August 09, 2017, 10:33:37 AM »
Tell kids that drugs are bad?




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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #253 on: August 09, 2017, 10:40:20 AM »
Drug abuse education has been counterproductive in the past, but that doesn't bother me much. As expected, he used it to double down on the antiquated efforts of his throwback AG, which is really just pandering to the LE community. More money for cops. More money for prisons. That's what really matters here.
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #254 on: August 27, 2017, 08:44:27 AM »
Usually I can roughly figure out what's going on in his head when he tweets out certain things, but I'm drawing a blank on why he's been excitedly bigging up how huge this storm is and comparing it to the storms of previous presidents. Today alone: "Many people are now saying this is the biggest storm they've ever seen", and then a few minutes later: "Wow - Now experts are calling Harvey a once in 500 year flood!" Is he trying to take credit for the size of a storm now? He realises the immensity of a hurricane isn't actually something to be proud of, right?

The simple explanation, which many are suggesting, is he's trying to draw attention away from the transgender ban and the pardoning of Arpaio, but I don't think he cares too much about doing that. To me it looks like he's setting himself up for taking credit for rescuing people from a flood of Biblical proportions. By relentlessly reminding people of how many died under previous presidents' storms, he'll paint himself as a hero and saviour of millions.

edit: as I was writing this, yet another one: "Even experts have said they've never seen one like this!" Oh the Freudian opportunities going on here.
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #255 on: August 27, 2017, 08:50:03 AM »
I think that Trump still just sees himself as a passive commentator of events than someone who is actually in charge of leading the country.

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« Reply #256 on: August 27, 2017, 09:23:34 AM »
I think that Trump still just sees himself as a passive commentator of events than someone who is actually in charge of leading the country.

That's definitely a part of it, but his behaviour is also another page from the Tinpot Dictator Playbook he sometimes like to consult. He's trying to drill into people's minds that this is the biggest, most destructive, devastating, terrifying storm since Noah set sail. Even the "experts" (how he loves to use that word when it suits him, and then deride other "experts" when it doesn't) are dumb-founded and petrified, he wants us to believe. And between these tweets, he's posting other ones about how he's "monitoring everything" from Camp David. Tweet after tweet about how he's co-ordinating rescue efforts, giving instructions, chairing meetings, and so on. This way, when the final casualty tally is in and it's relatvely low, he can claim it's because of him and his iron-nerved leadership, and remind everyone of how many lives were lost during previous storms under previous weak and indecisive presidents.

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #257 on: August 27, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
Usually I can roughly figure out what's going on in his head when he tweets out certain things, but I'm drawing a blank on why he's been excitedly bigging up how huge this storm is and comparing it to the storms of previous presidents. Today alone: "Many people are now saying this is the biggest storm they've ever seen", and then a few minutes later: "Wow - Now experts are calling Harvey a once in 500 year flood!" Is he trying to take credit for the size of a storm now? He realises the immensity of a hurricane isn't actually something to be proud of right?

The simple explanation, which many are suggesting, is he's trying to draw attention away from the transgender ban and the pardoning of Arpaio, but I don't think he cares too much about doing that. To me it looks like he's setting himself up for taking credit for rescuing people from a flood of Biblical proportions. By relentlessly reminding people of how many died under previous presidents' storms, he'll paint himself as a hero and saviour of millions.

edit: as I was writing this, yet another one: "Even experts have said they've never seen one like this!" Oh the Freudian opportunities going on here.
Yeah, I would guess the reason for bigging it up that if he says the hurricane is so huge, and then the damage isn't as bad as, say, Katrina, he can hold it up as an example of how amazing his administration handled it. If a crisis is coming that's not your fault (natural disaster), then making it out to be as disastrous as possible has no downside as you can't be blamed for a very bad hurricane, and however bad the damage is you can more easlily claim that it was nowhere near as bad as it could have been.
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #258 on: September 12, 2017, 02:01:34 PM »
 I'm not sure where else to put this, but Ted Cruz liked a random porn video. Of course blamed on a staffer. The crazy part is like covfefe - how long it stayed up.

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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #259 on: September 12, 2017, 02:34:25 PM »
I'm not sure where else to put this, but Ted Cruz liked a random porn video. Of course blamed on a staffer. The crazy part is like covfefe - how long it stayed up.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he dug him some porn, but my understanding is that it was fairly pedestrian. That leads me to believe it was a staffer. I'd expect something more fetishistic from him, honestly. Though I suppose that plain ole old person sex might actually be oddball enough for him. Who knows.
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Re: Trump Tweets (sorry Stadler)
« Reply #260 on: September 13, 2017, 06:06:38 AM »
I'm not sure where else to put this, but Ted Cruz liked a random porn video. Of course blamed on a staffer. The crazy part is like covfefe - how long it stayed up.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he dug him some porn, but my understanding is that it was fairly pedestrian. That leads me to believe it was a staffer. I'd expect something more fetishistic from him, honestly. Though I suppose that plain ole old person sex might actually be oddball enough for him. Who knows.

I get the feeling that searching for sex on twitter, watching a plain as shit 2 minute video then frantically trying to close it but accidentally hitting like is the most exciting and crazy thing he could ever hope to aspire to. I think he's probably too repressed for anything more oddball than that.
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