Is Trump Mad?

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Is Trump Mad?

yes
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53%
no
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maybe
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maybe not
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Total votes: 81

Flinders
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Flinders » 7 Jul 2019, 8:13pm

Trump is unstable, not very bright, and is pathologically entitled and self-centred. And he's neither honest nor decent. I'm not impressed by anyone who admires him. Those who do, well, unless they want to look very silly in the next few years or spend a lot of time deleting previous comments, they need to read up a bit more about him. Or try working for him (and trying to get paid - or not jailed- afterwards).

He's not a clown, and just like the Johnsons of this world who also pretend to be funny and edgy, he's really just a lout, but an exceedingly dangerous lout. He's fired (sometimes illegally) just about everyone who could enforce the law or the constitution w.r.t. his presidency and has replaced them by his own placemen. Anyone who can't see (or refuses to see) how dangerous that is can't expect their opinions to be taken seriously. This isn't a party political thing- many republicans are as worried about it as democrats are. And if he succeeds in what he's doing, those on the right need to imagine what it would be like for them if ever a democratic president abuses his powers illegally to the same extent, taking Trump's actions as precedent. The brighter republicans can see that danger. Dimwits who just 'like a laugh', not so much, of course.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby windmiller » 7 Jul 2019, 10:10pm

Flinders wrote:Trump is unstable, not very bright, and is pathologically entitled and self-centred. And he's neither honest nor decent. I'm not impressed by anyone who admires him. Those who do, well, unless they want to look very silly in the next few years or spend a lot of time deleting previous comments, they need to read up a bit more about him. Or try working for him (and trying to get paid - or not jailed- afterwards).

He's not a clown, and just like the Johnsons of this world who also pretend to be funny and edgy, he's really just a lout, but an exceedingly dangerous lout. He's fired (sometimes illegally) just about everyone who could enforce the law or the constitution w.r.t. his presidency and has replaced them by his own placemen. Anyone who can't see (or refuses to see) how dangerous that is can't expect their opinions to be taken seriously. This isn't a party political thing- many republicans are as worried about it as democrats are. And if he succeeds in what he's doing, those on the right need to imagine what it would be like for them if ever a democratic president abuses his powers illegally to the same extent, taking Trump's actions as precedent. The brighter republicans can see that danger. Dimwits who just 'like a laugh', not so much, of course.


I wonder how bad that makes Clinton who lost to Trump.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Jul 2019, 9:18am

windmiller wrote:I wonder how bad that makes Clinton who lost to Trump.
Clinton beat Trump by a substantial margin:
Clinton: 65,853,514
Trump: 62,984,828
Get your facts right!
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby andrec » 8 Jul 2019, 10:59am

661-Pete wrote:
windmiller wrote:I wonder how bad that makes Clinton who lost to Trump.
Clinton beat Trump by a substantial margin:
Clinton: 65,853,514
Trump: 62,984,828
Get your facts right!


No, she lost. That's why she isn't president and Trump is.The election of the president is not based on a simple number of votes cast for each side like our people's vote in 2016. Perhaps that's a bad example to use, as there are a lot of people out there who claim that Remain really won that one, but it's the best I can do. Some people really do seem to have difficulty understanding poll rules and results and I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulties with arithmetic.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 8 Jul 2019, 11:03am

andrec wrote:Some people really do seem to have difficulty understanding poll rules and results and I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulties with arithmetic.


That is an unnecessary and unpleasant sneer.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Jul 2019, 12:17pm

andrec wrote:Some people really do seem to have difficulty understanding poll rules and results and I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulties with arithmetic.
If it is your normal custom to insult other members of the forum, perhaps you're in the wrong place.
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby andrec » 8 Jul 2019, 2:11pm

661-Pete wrote:
andrec wrote:Some people really do seem to have difficulty understanding poll rules and results and I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulties with arithmetic.
If it is your normal custom to insult other members of the forum, perhaps you're in the wrong place.


But I wasn't insulting other forum members, just pointing out that some people can't accept poll results, perhaps for the reason I stated. I'm new here and I've been reading the Brexit thread where someone has recently been bemoaning the 'falling IQ of the mob' as a possible reason for voting Leave and so I thought that speculating on the intelligence of others was OK. However, if a new politeness policy is now in force I'll be only too happy to adhere to it.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby kwackers » 8 Jul 2019, 2:18pm

andrec wrote:bemoaning the 'falling IQ of the mob' as a possible reason for voting Leave and so I thought that speculating on the intelligence of others was OK. However, if a new politeness policy is now in force I'll be only too happy to adhere to it.

That was me, the "falling IQ of the mob" isn't a reflection of others individual intelligence merely the well observed effect of "group-think".

I'm pretty sure we've all been in 'that' meeting...

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby andrec » 8 Jul 2019, 4:21pm

kwackers wrote:
andrec wrote:bemoaning the 'falling IQ of the mob' as a possible reason for voting Leave and so I thought that speculating on the intelligence of others was OK. However, if a new politeness policy is now in force I'll be only too happy to adhere to it.

That was me, the "falling IQ of the mob" isn't a reflection of others individual intelligence merely the well observed effect of "group-think".

I'm pretty sure we've all been in 'that' meeting...


Yes. My comment has been misinterpreted too. It was merely a gentle dig at Remainers who like to question the validity of the referendum result, not a personal comment. I note from the Brexit thread that many digs at Leave voters are not so gentle so I thought I'd be safe with my comment.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Pastychomper » 8 Jul 2019, 4:32pm

It seems to me that the Br*x*t thread is a lot more abrasive in places than would be tolerated on most of the site, or maybe the harsher comments are more concentrated there.

I find a lot of threads start to interest me less somewhere around page 4*, usually due to deja vu, maybe the Br*x*t thread is just what happens when when that effect is multiplied by a couple of hundred.


*he says, commenting in a 36 page thread about a 1.1kpage thread... :lol:
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Jul 2019, 4:51pm

andrec wrote:But I wasn't insulting other forum members
You wrote "I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulties with arithmetic." If that isn't an insult to our intelligence, I don't know what is.

andrec wrote:I'm new here...
Perhaps the Mods are able to ascertain whether this individual is a sock-puppet?
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby RickH » 8 Jul 2019, 5:10pm

kwackers wrote:I'm pretty sure we've all been in 'that' meeting...

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby windmiller » 8 Jul 2019, 5:47pm

661-Pete wrote:
windmiller wrote:I wonder how bad that makes Clinton who lost to Trump.
Clinton beat Trump by a substantial margin:
Clinton: 65,853,514
Trump: 62,984,828
Get your facts right!


Clinton beat Trump yeah of course she did. :lol:

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Cunobelin » 8 Jul 2019, 8:05pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Once had a look round an American nuke - the USS Henry L Stimson

The keys were very similar to those used across a range of systems at the time, and a tubular lock.


There was a rumour some years later that this was the type of lock that could be opened using a Bic pen!

SO if this was true, the entire system could have been overridden by a felt tip pen

Cough ballpoint cough. :D


My Kryptonite opened with a felt tip.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Jul 2019, 6:02pm

Latest attack.





: “So interesting to see ‘progressive’ Democrat congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run.



It is widely accepted that the intended targets are a few women who have been effectively vocal against him

ALL of them born in the US -so to quote Trump that makes the US one of the countries .... whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)


So his racist misogynist tweeting is yet again a bizarre testimony to his vague grasp of Planet Earth