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    Anyone else nostalgic for the days when the US had a real President?



    A man who did a good job, rather than talked a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelawsasss View Post
    Why would they be saintly when they don't need to be. All they have to be is the perceived "lesser of two evils". At that point you seem to be able to rely on the unwavering support of the Christians.

    1 Corinthians 10:21 "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons."

    Proverbs 6:12-15 "A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers; Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife. Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing."
    I wouldn't go so far as to call Trump a worthless person and the line that you quote from St Paul is talking about engaging in pagan cultic meals as opposed to who you vote for. Just to be certain; do you believe that Christians should only vote for Christians?
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    The cost of looking after America's first family can be high but it's beginning to look like the Trumps will trump pretty all of their predecessors. Donald's two boys now run the Trump brand and their busy schedule is stretching the resources of the Secret Service and clocking up bills that run into the millions of dollars.

    That might not be so problemstic were it not for the fact that what's happening here is that the state - the taxpayer - is effectively picking up the tab for the promotion of a private enterprise that is riddled with conflicts of interest. Attending the opening of a Trump hotel in Dubai is nothing to do with America's Joe or Josephine Public, all the more so when Mr President stands to gain financially as he has opted not to divest his ownership of the Trump organisation.



    From the Washington Post:
    'On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.

    On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the “Beverly Hills of Dubai.”

    Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, N.J., is preparing for the daunting prospect that the local Trump golf course will serve as a sort of northern White House for as many as 10 weekends a year.

    Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for past presidents — a price tag that, based on past assessments of presidential travel and security costs, could balloon into the hrundreds of millions of dollars over the course of a four-year term.'



    Some will think he's worth it, others might have their doubts given his dire, image-obsessed performance to date. It's not so much the cost, however, it's the cost aligned with the conflicts of interest complications that arise as Trump uses the Presidency as a vehicle to promote his own commercial interests. It's something I alluded to here on a few occasions and he's living up to the promise.

    Throw in his now-broken promise to publish his tax returns and it's clear to all who wish to see that Americans are saddled with someone consumed with image at the expense of substance, all at their expense and it's the monetary element of that expense which will be the least of their worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Bad news that Vice Admiral Harward has turned down the job of National Security Adviser to Trump.

    It is a signal that experienced professionals are not eager to sit on Trump's team, where a racist political actor Steve Bannon sits on the National Security Council, which should be above politics.

    Facts have to be faced - Trump is an unfit President, and his first month in office has been blunder after blunder.

    Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer - POLITICO
    It seems that Harward wanted to pick his own team, and Trump would not let him. Harward must have concerns about a political activist & white supremacist on the National Security Council, lacking in the qualifications and experience to contribute in any way. There are already rumours Bannon has set up his own shadow National Security apparatus composed of similarly minded hard-righters.

    Harward told a friend that being offered the job was like being offered a "sh!t sandwich". An interesting comment on how experienced professionals see the Trump set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Anyone else nostalgic for the days when the US had a real President?



    A man who did a good job, rather than talked a good job.
    The other thing few people have noticed about Trump is that he rolls over so easily.

    The Japanese announced a jobs package he could take to the mid-west and Trump coddled them and cooed over them. The Chinese got him to back down on the One China policy, the EU forced him to reverse his decision to to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the Israelis got a One State policy from him, and Russia illegally tested a nuclear missile and flipped the bird.

    Everyone spanked Donnies bum and he still thinks He Da Man ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Anyone else nostalgic for the days when the US had a real President?


    A man who did a good job, rather than talked a good job.
    I guess now that she has thanked that post Eagle is no firmly come out as part of the Globalist Right or is it just that her fag hag part can't help but like the United States second gay president?
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Anyone else nostalgic for the days when the US had a real President?



    A man who did a good job, rather than talked a good job.
    The real unemployment is closer to 10% because the Obama admin removed people who gave up looking for work after 6 months from the unemployment figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaljam View Post
    Umm. Okaaay.

    (The really tragic thing here is that when it was still in your own mind you probably imagined that this bizarre rant was somehow a reply to my post. Perhaps seeing it in black and white will make you realize that it's really not.)
    LOL do your know WTTR? Total nutter who comes on here reminiscing about the good old days in 1950s Mayo when women were barefoot, pregnant and chained to the sink; gays didn't exist (well....apart from the priests...); Fianna Fail ruled the known world; and everyone was white and certainly not Muslim.

    Just another p.ie reactionary loon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    The real unemployment is closer to 10% because the Obama admin removed people who gave up looking for work after 6 months from the unemployment figures.
    Link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Link?
    The Trump admin are using the same methodology for calculating unemployment as the Obama admin. Gallup says "real unemployment" is 9.4%.
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