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Discussion in 'Politics' started by CoriSCapnSkip, Nov 16, 2016.
I meant no disrespect. But really, MORE likeable? C'mon.
Would Trudeau be all hunky-dory if we took the approach that different countries have different approaches, and we're going to engage in a thoughtful, fact-based conversation on how to move forward in a way that both protects our consumers and our industries that have been losing jobs because of imports, and therefore institute pricing changes for products such as vehicles, machinery or wood in the US that would make Canadian imports less competitive? I have a feeling Canada would complain just as loudly.
Oh, I know, and can take a joke, enjoy the humor and the good-natured ribbing I get (see the smiley face I added at the bottom of that comment)? And 'likeable'... sure! I get lots of 'Likes.'
Trudeau would not be saying that the USA is a "disgrace". Trump is a bully and cannot get his point across without being rude. He farts above his ars*hole every time he opens his mouth. He cannot be assertive because he does not know how and just manages to be aggressive. He plays to whatever audience he stands in front of at the time. He speaks without knowing all the facts and he does not care who offends. He is making enemies and insulting other countries left and right. This cannot be good for the American people.
The Canadian government responded with a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
On dairy, Freeland said, Canada buys five times more than it sells to the U.S.; on lumber, Canadian producers have always prevailed in past court cases, and a protracted dispute would only drive up U.S. housing costs.
And as for oil, she described the stable supply from Canada as a job-creating lifeblood of the U.S. economy.
I'll move on but I WILL come back .
Fiorina: Trump's not likely to release tax returns, so move on - CBS News
45 has stated a number of time he will release his returns when_____. When has come and gone several times but I'm still here. I want to see his tax returns and I think a grown man who states something, in public, in the news, to the American people he should honor his word. If his word means anything and if he has any honor.
The current President doesn't know how to do that.
I'm currently in South Korea. Want to bet what's racing through everyone's conversation right now? And it's not about what's happening in North Korea. And it comes from an unthoughtful, non-fact-based, one-sided, mindlessly insulting statement by the guy.
Ivanka Keeps Tweeting About Things Her Dad Wants to Destroy
I guess I was hiding under a rock when this came out all over the Internet and Twitter. Ivanka Trump keeps tweeting praises about the virtues of foundations and championing causes of which her father is taking major steps to destroy.
From the article:
Remember, a library is where you can get a book that will tell you what "complicit" means.
Some of my favorite signs coming out of the Science March:
It's so bad even the geeks are marching
No Science, No Beer
Got the plague?
Make America Think Again
Alternative Facts Are Not Statistically Significant
What Do We Want?
When Do We Want It?
After Peer Review!
And a personal favorite:
SCIENCE GIVES ME A HADRON
And yeah, there were others equally or more witty, but they might tend toward the heavily partisan or personal side, so I'll let you find them on your own.
I can't remember that ex-Canadian minister who said Canada is part of the New World Order/Alien New World order.
Former Canadian minister Paul Hellyer claims 'Aliens already walk among us' | Daily Mail Online
That tax is on Canadian goods as well.
The Wisconsin farmers don't blame Canada. (Trump getting his advice from cartoons again?)
'We don't blame you': Wisconsin farmers on Trump's blast at Canada's dairy industry - World - CBC News
American farmers are overproducing which results in waste and results in smaller farmers losing everything.
so now we're at a point where the administration of idiots is saying "give us money for the border wall (the one that mexico was going to pay for) or we'll start defunding people's health insurance" . . .they hold a majority in every branch of government, but who is the problem according to them? democrats, of course. never mind that the democrats don't have enough votes to technically hold up anything, they're definitely the problem according to these dimwits. when chris wallace (fox news i think?) told the budget direct dick - er mick mulvaney that you guys are holding people's health hostage to get your wall, dick - er mick, said, no, they're (the democrats who don't have the majority) are holding national security hostage (even though they weren't the ones who tied the two things together in the first place), and then had the temerity to act *confused* about why the democrats would be "obstructionist" . . .acting like if the democrats acted anything like the republicans did under obama and absolutely refused to go along with their bull, that somehow that makes the democrats evil. there are not enough four letter words in the world to cover these people's behavior any more.
The collective answer should be a simple, "You said Mexico was going to pay for it." That was the campaign promise. We all knew better. So hold him to it.
I like to think I'm a well read person . I've listened to and read writings of mentally ill people as well as people who did not have a formal education and I can usually understand what is being conveyed.
45 just speaks freaking goofy. I shouldn't have to work so hard to figure out what the he11 he's saying or trying to say. Too many times, by the time I've read through a paragraph of transcript of 45 I realize he hasn't said jack. He flapped his gums and said words (he has the best words ) but he didn't say anything relevant or substantial.
TRUMP: But things change. There has to be flexibility. Let me give you an example. President Xi, we have a, like, a really great relationship. For me to call him a currency manipulator and then say, "By the way, I'd like you to solve the North Korean problem," doesn't work. So you have to have a certain flexibility, Number One. Number Two, from the time I took office till now, you know, it's a very exact thing. It's not like generalities. Do you want a Coke or anything?
What the frick, 45?
(Do you want a Coke or anything? )
TRUMP: But President Xi, from the time I took office, he has not, they have not been currency manipulators. Because there's a certain respect because he knew I would do something or whatever. But more importantly than him not being a currency manipulator the bigger picture, bigger than even currency manipulation, if he's helping us with North Korea, with nuclear and all of the things that go along with it, who would call, what am I going to do, say, "By the way, would you help us with North Korea? And also, you're a currency manipulator." It doesn't work that way.
Donald Trump is unintelligible
Meanwhile, the people in North Korea threaten very bad consequences.
U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint| Reuters
From the Reuters article:
Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday the deployment was "an extremely dangerous act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade".
"The United States should not run amok and should consider carefully any catastrophic consequence from its foolish military provocative act," Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary on Monday.
"What's only laid for aggressors is dead bodies," the newspaper said.
Two Japanese destroyers have joined the carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, and South Korea said on Monday it was also in talks about holding joint naval exercises.
Worry that North Korea could be preparing to conduct another nuclear test or launch more ballistic missiles has increased as it prepares to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday.
It has marked similar events in the past with nuclear tests or missile launches.
Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike.
China is North Korea's sole major ally but has been angered by its nuclear and missile programmes and is frustrated by its belligerence.
China, which has repeatedly called for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, is worried the situation could spin out of control, leading to war and a chaotic collapse of its isolated, impoverished neighbour.
North Korea says it's ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier - World - CBC News
If not for science, where would certain, ahem, older politicians get their Viagra?
The answering tweets are so funny.
Trump Still Says Mexico Will Pay For The Border Wa