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#297810 - 01/02/17 07:19 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Yes, I think that there will need to be careful consideration on how we treat the "Trump Phenomenon" in the upcoming years. I think there is room for satire, including visual satire, and the ability to stay within the rules of the forum. Although I joked with Rick, I find myself skirting the edges of propriety as well. Honestly, I'm not sure that his particular picture is necessarily out-of-bounds, either, because the focus is as much on Putin as Trump. Freedom of expression is important. I think the focus, though, has to be on OUR decorum, not Trump's, or we will be down the rabbithole in a jiffy. Trump would never make it on the Rant.
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#297815 - 01/02/17 10:09 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Yes, I think that there will need to be careful consideration on how we treat the "Trump Phenomenon" in the upcoming years. I think there is room for satire, including visual satire, and the ability to stay within the rules of the forum. Although I joked with Rick, I find myself skirting the edges of propriety as well. Honestly, I'm not sure that his particular picture is necessarily out-of-bounds, either, because the focus is as much on Putin as Trump. Freedom of expression is important. I think the focus, though, has to be on OUR decorum, not Trump's, or we will be down the rabbithole in a jiffy. Trump would never make it on the Rant.

I sincerely appreciate the rules here at Reader Rant with the effort to be respectful to public officials. My personal point-of-view is that respect is earned, not given.

Trump has not in any way earned ANY respect what-so-ever, ergo the conundrum that I face. Hmm I don't consider simply running for POTUS a respect earning endeavor - AND because 60m idiots voted for you. mad

Also too, I appreciate descent, a lot. smile
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#297839 - 01/03/17 09:11 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Trump shoots his big, fat, mouth off - and is wrong AGAIN. Quelle surprise. coffee




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#297847 - 01/04/17 10:11 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Once again, the tiny-hand Orange Man™ is caught in a lie:


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#297978 - 01/08/17 06:28 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Who's paying for the wall?!

MEXICO!
Mexico.
Mexic
Mexi
Mex
Me.
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#297980 - 01/08/17 12:56 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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didn't you listen to Rep from Fl who stated several times when asked, Mr Trump will negotiate with Mexico and get them to pay for it. I mean the guy sounded like he was mesmerized - Mr Trump will get it done - there is no doubt

I suppose he could through EO stop all trade between Mexico & US (>$500B) ... not sure who would be affected worse but sounds like a good start pointing to economic disaster
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#297981 - 01/08/17 01:06 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: rporter314]
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Trump will get Mexico to pay for it by "negotiating" via Twitter - he'll bash Mexico for shipping Ford jobs to the U.S. and when their stock drops he'll make his move for concessions.
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#298002 - 01/10/17 12:29 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: logtroll]
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#298005 - 01/10/17 04:49 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: logtroll]
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It seems to me Trump is just exactly what he has been all these years -- a cheat who will do nd say anything to get what he wants. He thinks we mortals are too dumb to deal with him and he will do what he wants, believing we will let him.It is really a game to him. He is a soulless scum of the earth.
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#298008 - 01/10/17 10:25 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
It seems to me Trump is just exactly what he has been all these years -- a cheat who will do nd say anything to get what he wants. He thinks we mortals are too dumb to deal with him and he will do what he wants, believing we will let him.It is really a game to him. He is a soulless scum of the earth.

Indeed, nominating his son-in-law for a WH position contrary to a 1967 law saying that can't be done.
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