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#284285 - 01/12/16 04:48 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Greger]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Registered: 08/03/04
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Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: Greger
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I'm sure there are people on your side who embarrass you.


None that I can think of right off. You guys kind of have a lock on the lunatic fringe types. I honestly don't know why a sensible fella like yourself still sticks with that party.


I have to admit that I have met quite a few "regressive left" ultra ultra liberal types.

I am fond of hunting and fishing. This has offended over a dozen of my acquaintances of the ultra liberal persuasion, not only because I have hunted with guns but also because I was offending their vegan exclusive lifestyle and they felt that they could not in good conscience continue to associate with me.

I made a joke about "a hummer from a tranny" because of a misspelled tea bagger sign that read: "LIBETY OR TRANNY" (liberty or tyranny) and got blocked by a transgender woman who missed the fact that I was poking fun at the sign and its author.

Numerous run ins with ultra liberal anti-vaxxers who cannot tolerate the fact that I think vaccines ARE helpful...BANG, I'm off their list.

Sorry, I am not politically correct. I'm liberal but I am not THAT liberal.

But none of these people are running for office or are holding political office!

Oh yeah, almost forgot...Bernie is NOT liberal enough for them.
Most of them are voting for Jill Stein, who we just absolutely KNOW has every chance of being the next president. ROTFMOL dunce


Edited by Jeffery J. Haas (01/12/16 04:51 PM)
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#284287 - 01/12/16 06:41 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
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Liberals embarrass me in general. The life of safe logic and preciousness rub me the wrong way.
That's why I'm not a liberal coffee
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#284315 - 01/14/16 12:18 AM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
Golem Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
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Loc: Orange County, California, USA
A preview of the 2017 State of the Union, by President Trump

Jay Bookman
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 12, 2016

Quote:
"Thank you. Thank you. I have to say, nice building, this Capitol. Nice room. But too old-fashioned, don't you think? I do this all the time. I acquire these rundown old properties, I buy them cheap, I bring in my decorators, we fix it up. More mirrors, more gold trim, a nice statue of me ... we'll have it looking beautiful. Come back next year, you'll be amazed.

There's our new First Lady, Melania, up in the balcony. First supermodel in the White House. Amazing no one thought of it before. See that empty seat next to her? That's for Ted Cruz. Not here anymore. Nice guy. Smart guy. Everything I say, he agreed with me. Everything I say. So I said go back to Canada, Ted, where you belong...

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#284388 - 01/19/16 12:14 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 6387
Loc: New York
The TRUE story behind Trump and the Taj Mahal.

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For months in 1987, Donald Trump maneuvered to take control of the hulking, unfinished Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. He snapped up stock in the parent company after its owner died and then made a surprise bid to take the company private.

With the Taj, along with two casinos he already owned in the city, Trump could dominate gambling on the East Coast. But first he needed to convince state gambling regulators that he was financially stable and could raise enough cash to complete the $1 billion project.

On Feb. 8, 1988, at a licensing hearing in front of the state Casino Control Commission, Trump said he could pull it off for one main reason: He was Donald Trump. Because of his reputation as a dealmaker, he said, bankers were lining up to lend him money at prime rates. That meant he could avoid the risky, high-interest loans known as junk bonds.

“I’m talking about banking institutions, not these junk bonds, which are ridiculous,” Trump testified, according to transcripts of the hearing. “The funny thing with junk bonds is that junk bonds [are] what really made the companies junk.”

Trump received the approvals he needed for the Taj, but the prime-rate loans never materialized. Determined to move forward, he turned to the very junk bonds he had derided in the hearing. He agreed to pay the bond lenders 14 percent interest, roughly 50 percent more than he had projected, to raise $675 million. It was the biggest gamble of his career.

In April 1990, the Taj opened as the world’s largest casino-hotel complex, joining Trump’s other holdings already operating in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza and Trump’s Castle. But Trump could not keep pace with his debts on the three casinos. Six months later, the Taj defaulted on interest payments to bondholders as his finances went into a tailspin. In July 1991, Trump’s Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy, the first and most significant of the four that his companies have experienced.

The bad bet on the Taj Mahal continues to haunt Trump, the leader in the race to become the Republican nominee for president. During recent GOP debates, opponents and journalists have repeatedly asked why he should be trusted to manage the country after losing lenders hundreds of millions of dollars. Trump responded that he was shrewd for using “the laws of the country to my benefit” and has distanced himself from the Taj’s troubles, saying he never personally declared bankruptcy.

Much has been written about this period of Trump’s career. But much has been forgotten over the past quarter-
century — or overlooked in this lightning-fast election cycle. The Washington Post reviewed hundreds of pages of legal, regulatory and financial records relating to the Taj Mahal. The Post found that Trump’s statements during the campaign about his companies’ bankruptcies play down his personal role in the downfall of the Taj. Trump took extreme risks in a shaky economy, leveraged the Taj deal with high-cost debt, and ignored warnings that Atlantic City would not be able to attract enough gamblers to pay the bills, documents and interviews show.


Washington Post
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#284393 - 01/20/16 12:34 AM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
logtroll Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Originally Posted By: Ezekiel
Liberals embarrass me in general. The life of safe logic and preciousness rub me the wrong way.
That's why I'm not a liberal coffee

Your broad brush is missing a good many of its bristle tufts.
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#284396 - 01/20/16 02:49 AM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: logtroll]
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 1662
Loc: Middle, USA
Oh, great. Now we have ... tah tah Tah tah tah TAH!

Trump Strumpet!!!

Apparently, partial-term governor Sarah Palin flew all the way to Iowa to mount Trump's stump or sumpin (I may have misread the headline).

P.S. Heh heh heh. Heh heh heh heh. She said "squirmishes."


Edited by Spag-hetti (01/20/16 03:11 AM)
Edit Reason: Added the P.S.
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#284406 - 01/20/16 09:02 AM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
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Registered: 02/27/06
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That could be the ideal ticket: Trump & Palin in 2016!

The Donald says he will hire experts to do the real work of the administration. He certainly doesn't need a VP that can actually do anything but look good on TV. In one fell swoop he could wrap up both the moron and bimbo votes!

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#284411 - 01/20/16 01:10 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6528
Loc: Highlands, Tx
didnt Pres Obama say something similar .... and then found out the experts are working in government already
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#284466 - 01/26/16 10:32 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Ezekiel]
Golem Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
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#284476 - 01/27/16 01:52 PM Re: Trump's Trumpet [Re: Golem]
logtroll Offline
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Here is a very interesting explanation of Trump's continuing popularity:

While all the other candidates are boxing, Trump is wrestling.
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In the current campaign, Trump is behaving like a professional wrestler while Trump’s opponents are conducting the race like a boxing match. As the rest of the field measures up their next jab, Trump decks them over the head with a metal chair.
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