Page 2 of 67 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 994

Thread: The DON / redux

  1. #16
    Super User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Mount Airy, Maryland
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slowGEEZR View Post
    It's difficult to see the point in talking about Drumph. He is clearly a liar, a bigot and a racist, but that doesn't matter to his supporters who find it refreshing that he says anything he wants. He panders to their fears, instead of coming up with real solutions. Build a wall to keep the Mexicans out panders to those whose lives are miserable and have to blame someone rather than taking responsibility for their own circumstance. Kick out eleven million Muslims panders to those who think they are dangerous and equate Muslims with terrorists. Do we equate Christians with terrorists for the radical acts of a few? If we run out of money, we'll print more. Yep, he understands budgeting alright. But hey, it's refreshing to hear him speak. You're a loser if you were a prisoner of war, that's refreshing to hear also. How about promising to give money received, over six million, to veterans, but then keeping it? As a veteran, that makes me want to punch his lights out. I especially like that he uses simple words and small sentences to communicate with his supporters, like, mine's huge, or I'm the best, or you're ugly, etcetera.
    And let us not forget his infamous line about "punishing" women...

  2. #17
    Forum Administrator twich54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    SE Pa
    Posts
    6,138

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Len44 View Post
    OK, I'll bite. Who the heck is "Bam Bam"?
    ie 'Bubba' or soon to be "First Man" .........Billy !!

    at least that's what I'm guessing.
    Dave

    System #79 - Analog is Alive and Well, if in doubt, click the link below !

    Click Here to see my System

  3. #18
    Forum Administrator twich54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    SE Pa
    Posts
    6,138

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    For me, it's trying to understand what's going on in American politics and why he is being supported by so many people.

    me too Gordon, I think Rich's response to Stuwee pretty much sums it up.
    Dave

    System #79 - Analog is Alive and Well, if in doubt, click the link below !

    Click Here to see my System

  4. #19
    Super User Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Posts
    4,129

    Default

    Trump has repeatedly referred to the idea of Global Warming as a hoax. Yet, in an application to build a sea wall for one of his golf courses in Ireland, he specifically cites the effects of global warming, including sea level rise, as the primary reason for needing to build the wall. Just another example of Trump saying one thing when it suits him politically and then saying the exact opposite when it suits his business interests. How anyone thinks they can trust this man because "he speaks his mind" is beyond me.
    Rich

    This comment is intended solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as conveying any express or implied warranty of fitness for any other purpose. Said comment constitutes merely the humble opinion of its maker and does not reflect the views of the MLOC or of ML, Ltd. YMMV. Trust your own ears.

  5. #20
    Super User Gordon Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Alto, NM
    Posts
    3,891

    Default

    I think Bam Bam means Obama.

    I'll take nik names for a thousand please.
    Last edited by Gordon Gray; 05-23-2016 at 02:26 PM.

  6. #21
    Super User Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Posts
    4,129

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    For me, it's trying to understand what's going on in American politics and why he is being supported by so many people.
    Consider this, Gordon: The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ran for four seasons, and would have run longer had it not been exposed that "Mama June" was dating a registered sex offender. Trump's own reality show has run for over 14 seasons. This should give you some clue as to what's going on in America that would lead to this kind of political atmosphere. It's a combination of low information voters, economic hardship (and inherent need to blame someone else for that hardship) and the 24 hour news cycle and hate-television/hate-radio talk shows. Mix it all together and stir, and you get Trump as the republican candidate for president.
    Rich

    This comment is intended solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as conveying any express or implied warranty of fitness for any other purpose. Said comment constitutes merely the humble opinion of its maker and does not reflect the views of the MLOC or of ML, Ltd. YMMV. Trust your own ears.

  7. #22
    Super User slowGEEZR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Round Rock, TX YeeHaw!
    Posts
    2,709

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Consider this, Gordon: The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ran for four seasons, and would have run longer had it not been exposed that "Mama June" was dating a registered sex offender. Trump's own reality show has run for over 14 seasons. This should give you some clue as to what's going on in America that would lead to this kind of political atmosphere. It's a combination of low information voters, economic hardship (and inherent need to blame someone else for that hardship) and the 24 hour news cycle and hate-television/hate-radio talk shows. Mix it all together and stir, and you get Trump as the republican candidate for president.
    So true. Well said.
    - Steve You got fins to the left, fins to the right...Wilson WP8, Pass Labs XA-100.5, Pass Labs XP-20, BAT PK-V5, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, TTW GEM V2, K&K Audio Premium SUT, VPI 16.5 & Keith Monks Discovery One record cleaners, MacMini (on Spatial Isoplane), JRiver, Ayre QB-9 DSD, X-CAN V-3, Sennheiser HD-535 (on Woo Audio stand), Adona Racks, SRA amp bases, PS Audio PPP, Mogami w/ Neutrik XLRs, Douglas speaker cable, GIK treatments, Shunyata Venom Defenders.

  8. #23
    Super User Brad225's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, Fl
    Posts
    1,383

    Default

    Just look at the Kardashian empire built on a home made porn tape. This entire country is off the rails.

    Present company on this site excluded.
    Last edited by Brad225; 05-23-2016 at 07:31 PM.

  9. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Winchester va
    Posts
    383

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Consider this, Gordon: The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ran for four seasons, and would have run longer had it not been exposed that "Mama June" was dating a registered sex offender. Trump's own reality show has run for over 14 seasons. This should give you some clue as to what's going on in America that would lead to this kind of political atmosphere. It's a combination of low information voters, economic hardship (and inherent need to blame someone else for that hardship) and the 24 hour news cycle and hate-television/hate-radio talk shows. Mix it all together and stir, and you get Trump as the republican candidate for president.
    Low information voters? Blaming someone else for hardships? I think you get a community organizer out of Chicago with that combination.

    Terry McAuliffe, our governor here in Virginia, recently restored the voting rights for convicted felons. Right on time for the election in November. The democrats apparently know where to find their voters. I just heard tonight that Terry seems to be linked to the same security review that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting on Hillary's computer.

    I never watched "Honey Boo Boo", saw very little of Trumps show. I have been busy watching "Obama's World" for the past 8 years. I wouldn't recommend it though. The series starts out way too slow. The middle is all over the place, hard to follow, and leaves you wondering who the hell the producers are and what the heck they been smoking. Now towards the end of the series, things are fizzling out. I mean how many times can you keep getting various characters into scandals, lies and various foreign policy blunders? Writers block has to kick in at sometime. Doesn't it?

  10. #25
    Senior Member stuwee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Low information voters? Blaming someone else for hardships? I think you get a community organizer out of Chicago with that combination.

    Terry McAuliffe, our governor here in Virginia, recently restored the voting rights for convicted felons. Right on time for the election in November. The democrats apparently know where to find their voters. I just heard tonight that Terry seems to be linked to the same security review that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting on Hillary's computer.

    I never watched "Honey Boo Boo", saw very little of Trumps show. I have been busy watching "Obama's World" for the past 8 years. I wouldn't recommend it though. The series starts out way too slow. The middle is all over the place, hard to follow, and leaves you wondering who the hell the producers are and what the heck they been smoking. Now towards the end of the series, things are fizzling out. I mean how many times can you keep getting various characters into scandals, lies and various foreign policy blunders? Writers block has to kick in at sometime. Doesn't it?
    Thank You Kevin!! Well said!! McAuliffe should be impeached, so should Bam Bam for allowing illegals the right to vote, let alone stay here and collect benefits that I work very hard to pay for.

    I don't love Trump, I loath the way he spoke about the British PM (you don't speak to one of the USA's greatest supporters that way IMO). However, we need to get the fund sucking illegals out of here, this is not "send us your poor, tired and hungry anymore...we are under attack...and that means getting no more entry to Islamic people into this country until they can be properly vetted...period! Not an easy task but, you can bet your 'bippy' 'ol Hillary will let them in by the planeload...that makes me sick.

    Hello, Somali Muslims are building bombs into laptop hard drives, my guess is that is what brought the Egyptair flight down this week. Who is going to stand up to these fools! Not Clinton, not Sanders...

    To respond to previous posts, who cares if Trump ****es off N Korea? or China? (their economy is in the toilet anyway).

    Rant over, thanks for listening, love ya's!!
    Cogito Ergo Zoom!
    20 goes into 80, a hellava lot more than 80 goes into 20 ~ The late, great, Sophie Tucker
    Thorens 125 TD MK II /SME 3009 II /Shure V15 special tracking, Teac V8000S, Denon DN 790R cassette, Teac A-3340 RtR decks, Onix CD-2
    Sumo Electra Plus > SAE A1001 > Summits

  11. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Winchester va
    Posts
    383

    Default

    I think the British PM started it, didn't he? Between multiple attacks in France, sexual assaults in Germany, and Muslims in Britain returning home after tours with ISIS, I would think the leaders in Europe would focus more on their own troubles. I believe Britain is having a vote on whether or not to stay in the EU coming up shortly. Polls show it being close, and one of the main issues is immigration.

  12. #27
    Super User Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Posts
    4,129

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Low information voters? Blaming someone else for hardships?
    Quote Originally Posted by stuwee View Post
    ...so should Bam Bam for allowing illegals the right to vote, let alone stay here and collect benefits that I work very hard to pay for.

    ...

    However, we need to get the fund sucking illegals out of here, this is not "send us your poor, tired and hungry anymore...we are under attack...and that means getting no more entry to Islamic people into this country until they can be properly vetted...period! Not an easy task...
    Ummmm? Yeah. Thanks for making my point for me, Stuwee.



    Quote Originally Posted by stuwee View Post
    To respond to previous posts, who cares if Trump ****es off N Korea? or China? (their economy is in the toilet anyway).
    Who cares if a President ****es off our largest trading partner and one of the few militaries in the world that could actually defeat us in a war? Really?
    Rich

    This comment is intended solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as conveying any express or implied warranty of fitness for any other purpose. Said comment constitutes merely the humble opinion of its maker and does not reflect the views of the MLOC or of ML, Ltd. YMMV. Trust your own ears.

  13. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Winchester va
    Posts
    383

    Default

    Saw this interesting article that just came out concerning trade with China. I don't know anything about the South China Morning Post, but it received the highest markings for credibility for Hong Kong newspapers.
    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...d-states-after

  14. #29
    Super User Gordon Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Alto, NM
    Posts
    3,891

    Default

    One of the news talking heads came up with a perfect comparison (I think) to describe the "mental" dynamic of those who would vote for H vs D.

    Rational vs emotional.

    PS: Or to state another way perhaps. Facts matter. Facts don't matter.
    Last edited by Gordon Gray; 05-24-2016 at 10:04 AM. Reason: PS

  15. #30
    Super User RCHeliGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,042

    Default

    It's interesting in a train wreck fashion, but I think I'm finally hitting the point of being completely burnt out on Trump news where I may check out of all threads like this one. In my Helicopter Off topics forum there is a very busy "Sh#t Trumps says" thread that I've decided isn't worth keeping up with. At least one or sometimes as many as 4 or 5 of my FB friends have a Trump thread going at any given time. John Oliver and Bill Maher are completely focused on him. Obviously all of the media is constantly running stories on him. The last one I saw on FB was that he just declared Global Warming a Hoax, while he is taking steps to protect his golf courses against rising oceans.

    I'm seriously considering actively avoiding all Trump news until Fall since everything between now then is just a big time black hole.

    Anyway, enjoy the carnage, I'm going to try to make this my last Trump post until Fall. Wish me luck! This train wreck has a way of pulling you back in over and over again.
    Mark
    JRiver Media Server 21 on Windows 10 -> (Async USB) -> OPPO 105D -> Emotiva XPA-2 gen 2 -> Martin Logan Ethos -> my ears

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •