Good News: The World Is No Longer Exploding
Trump, three weeks ago, speaking of President Biden:
They’re surrounded by vicious, smart people. Radical left people, but they’re very smart and they’re very vicious. It’s not him. It’s not him. He’s now is Ireland, he’s not going to have a news conference. When the world is exploding. I own property in Ireland, I’m not going to Ireland. The world is exploding, around us. You could end up in a third world war, and this guy’s gotta be in Ireland.
Trump today: is in Scotland.
Hey, when the world is exploding, I guess that’s where you go.
Another Lenin vs Mussolini election. I guess we should be glad it’s not Stalin vs Hitler.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/2/2023 @ 8:32 am
They say that dietary adjustments can help with those explosions Trump hears.nk (bb1548) — 5/2/2023 @ 8:49 am
Now, if the world WAS exploding, I cannot see Trump as the first name on my speed-dial.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/2/2023 @ 8:55 am
Three weeks ago Trump remembers not to go to Ireland.DCSCA (f51512) — 5/2/2023 @ 9:11 am
Days ago Joe forgets he was in Ireland three weeks ago.
And Trump leaves an airplane without a parachute!
Ball’s in your court, Catholic Joe: walk on water! 😉
Donald Trump says it is ‘great to be home’ on visit to ScotlandRip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/2/2023 @ 9:48 am
It’s so much fun to see Trump living in so many heads rent-free…Horatio (ae3311) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:05 am
Oh, he’s not living here. He’s more an illegal immigrant who keeps returning after being deported.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:16 am
Donald Trump says it is ‘great to be home’ on visit to Scotland
I’ll pay for the fuel to fly him to Moscow.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:17 am
Honestly, we all need to do this:
RiddikulusSimon Jester (c8876d) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:30 am
He is the leading (by a large margin) Republican candidate for President. He’s hard to ignore……Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:32 am
To paraphrase former Rep. John Schmitz, I don’t mind Trump going to Scotland, I just object to his coming back.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:35 am
This is what I sneer at:
Just ride off into your sunset, Joe.Colonel Haiku (df7c7b) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:41 am
And this… https://twitter.com/KyleMartinsen_/status/1653077198583087109?s=20Colonel Haiku (df7c7b) — 5/2/2023 @ 11:45 am
If the world does explode, I wonder if there’ll be enough time to post about how it wasn’t Biden’s fault.JF (1bdfa5) — 5/2/2023 @ 12:39 pm
The world exploding would be bad, but at least it’s not another J6.JF (1bdfa5) — 5/2/2023 @ 12:49 pm
They are not vicious to republicans only to AOC, Bernie and the left base where they are totally vicious.asset (ac6b63) — 5/2/2023 @ 2:15 pm
Thats not true. They’re vicious to other idiots too.Kevin M (293168) — 5/2/2023 @ 3:19 pm
In other good news today, POTATUS had a soft and substantial bowel movement first thing this morning.
“It’s gonna be a great day!”
—- Joe BidenColonel Haiku (df7c7b) — 5/2/2023 @ 3:50 pm
Golf courses owned by Trump are the perfect places to ride out the nuclear apocalypse. The TRUMP logo in all (fake) gold is said by some… ok, one… to repel radioactivity. BYOPC (bring your own pond cleaner). I had to have a vendor treat some Koi we were moving. I resisted the urge to indulge in a nightcap even though an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of curesteveg (fa4187) — 5/2/2023 @ 7:00 pm
6. haha if you talk about the leading candidate it means you are obsessed with him
14. contentless partisan sneer
18. whatever the hell that was
Thanks for the discussion guys, good talkPatterico (baa9d2) — 5/2/2023 @ 9:46 pm
I will say that Trump is a private businessman and seemed to be inferring that if he was President, he wouldn’t be going to Ireland on a jaunt while the world is going to hell in a flaming handbasket. So it isn’t so inconsistent when seen in context of “Joe is President, I’m not”. If Trump went to Ukraine or Russia, Taiwan, or China he’d probably be charged with a Logan Act violation, and they’d prosecute it.steveg (fa4187) — 5/2/2023 @ 9:55 pm
North carolina rethugs planning abortion ban now that democrat turns out be rethug mole. This will turn out the 70% of voters who oppose abortion ban in 2024.asset (1e1a21) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:36 am
WE are already starting to get into a third world war (non-nuclear) or else there would not be fighting in Sudan.
The Wagner group (and Egypt on the other side) is mainlyy responsible, by supporting the worse general, who did atrocities in Darfur (Egypt opposed them||I heard a reporter on WABC on the 5 pm to 6 pm Cats at \night program yesterday said he heard that Russia doesn’t have money to pay that general , and the money was coming from China but who knows if that is correct and I didn’t see anything else along those lines..
The reason for trying to involve Sudan in the war may be control of the Suez Canal (and trade that runs through it) and involves possibly getting a naval base at Port Sudan.Sammy Finkelman (b434ee) — 5/3/2023 @ 6:45 am
Yup, that’s my read on this situation too.
Bad actors controlling the Suez Canal can extract unsavory demands to the world.whembly (d116f3) — 5/3/2023 @ 7:46 am
Russia and China are having a contest to see which of them can sponsor the most evil clients.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/3/2023 @ 8:30 am
ChildishKevin M (f94f4f) — 5/3/2023 @ 8:31 am
The EU should handle Suez (with American and Gulf Oil exporters support) and US, Canada, Mexico Australia, NZ should handle Panama with EU, Gulf State oil exporters supportsteveg (1b1206) — 5/3/2023 @ 8:44 am
Kremlin Says Putin Survived Overnight Assassination Attempt
[video at link]
Looking at the video, this is obviously a pretext being constructed for something soon. This fart in a windstorm is no more an attack on Putin than a car crash outside the WH is an attack on Biden.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/3/2023 @ 8:59 am
On the subject of vacations, Presidential candidates via Slate https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/05/disney-desantis-reedy-creek-lawsuit-secret-history.html and Instapundit
“This Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow — EPCOT for short — is not the Epcot park we know today, though the amusement park shares the idealized planned city’s (now nostalgic) futurism. The EPCOT that was never built was meant to be a real town — and for that to become realized, the Walt Disney Company needed the authority to develop and run a town. So, Florida granted Disney the right to do everything it needed to make that happen, including controlling zoning and regulations and offering public services. Walt Disney’s death is cited as the reason the city never came to be, but the Disney Company’s hold on zoning, regulations, and public services remained.
That’s Disney’s story, anyway. Richard Foglesong, a former professor at Rollins College and author of Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando, says it’s a fabrication.
Disney’s self-governing district, with all its associated resorts and water parks and sports fields and shopping centers, eventually grew to an enormous size. And though it never developed any cities of the future, the area held on to its self-governing privileges.
While Foglesong was reporting his 2001 book, which traces Disney’s use of its government immunities and relationship with the surrounding area, he dug into Disney’s archives, poring over company documents and memos. Instead of evidence of serious plans for the development of an idealized city, he found a warning from a lawyer that such a development could threaten Disney’s control of the land. If there were real residents, they would be able to elect a local government and establish the external control that Disney feared.
Looking at that two-page memo about the development plans, Foglesong recalled in an interview, he saw that “someone had written NO in inch-high letters.”
“I took that memo to the archivist in the Disney Archives, and I asked whose comments these were,” Foglesong said. “The archivist said, ‘That’s Walt Disney’s comment.’ Every place in the memo where the attorney referred to the property of real residents, Walt Disney had written, between the lines, ‘temporary residents/tourists.’ So, in this planning memo, Walt is telling the attorney, ‘We’re not going to build a place with residents.’ ”
Plus: “Technically, the towns of Buena Vista and Bay Lake, both of which sit within Disney’s self-governing district, do have permanent residents—which allows for some small degree of self-governance within the district. Both towns have a city council and elect a mayor. But the residents aren’t just random people. They’re long-term, management-level employees of the company. Too senior to be eligible for labor unions and too personally invested in the company to do anything counter to business interests, these residents are essentially Disney stand-ins. Disney can count on them to not do anything the company doesn’t want.”
Buena Vista and Bay Lake remind me somewhat of Vernon, CA where only city of Vernon employee households were permitted to live there, most were related to City of Vernon Administrator, City Councilmen etc and were expected to vote in lock step or be evicted. (I had a friend who was middle leadership at Vernon PD and somehow managed to get himself fired)steveg (1b1206) — 5/3/2023 @ 8:59 am
Normal people know that Biden went to Ukraine, in the middle of the fighting, to meet with Zelensky (and the other NATO leaders).
Trump supporters only know that Biden went to Ireland, because they know with, a knowledge absolute and beyond any mortal doubt, only what Trump tells them.
It is the way.
You and I might think that Biden’s trip to Ireland is pretty thin gruel rouse one’s supporters with, but to Trump’s supporters every tidbit that comes from their master’s hand is prime rib. Rare.nk (bb1548) — 5/3/2023 @ 9:11 am
gruel *to* rousenk (bb1548) — 5/3/2023 @ 9:12 am
OT -Another lousy day in the USA; active shooter at large in downtown Atlanta. =sigh=DCSCA (ca32e0) — 5/3/2023 @ 12:50 pm
=Sirens=whembly (d116f3) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:16 pm
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨whembly (d116f3) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:17 pm
#32. Sigh indeed. My wife was working until last year in the neighborhood where this took place.Appalled (6db2c8) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:43 pm
I’m looking forward to the Biden impeachment hearings later this year.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:47 pm
#20 Sadly, that’s an accurate summary. If Trump really thought the world was about to explode, he would be talking to Putin (and perhaps Xi), indirectly, preferably.Jim Miller (0e46f9) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:48 pm
I mean, we would have to expect at least a committee investigation? WE can’t expect the DOJ to run that investigation.
Not sure if they’ll be able to get enough to run an impeachment.whembly (d116f3) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:52 pm
#35 Appalled – I hope your wife is working in a safer area, now.Jim Miller (0e46f9) — 5/3/2023 @ 1:56 pm
And potentially violate the Logan Act-really? I do know that no one has been prosecuted for violations, but it would be no different than than candidate Nixon interfering with the Paris Peach Talks in 1969.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:01 pm
Paris Peach Talks=Paris Peace Talks.
Too funny.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:02 pm
but to Trump’s supporters every tidbit that comes from their master’s hand is prime rib. Rare.
1. All prime rib from Trump is well-done and covered with ketchup.
2. It is sometimes mind-boggling to see just how thin the gruel really is. It often only aspires to be a tidbit.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:07 pm
I wonder what would happen if the press made every traffic death caused by criminal activity a front-page news story.Kevin M (f94f4f) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:14 pm
The two sides in Sudan agreed to a 7-day ceasefire, starting tomorrow, but are fighting in the meantime.
Q. Did anyone threaten to intervene? Or has the UAE and China and even Russia grown cautious?
The two forces are not very big.
Many hospitals are no longer of use and diabetics requiring insulin have died.
Part of the situation is a fear that the war may spread into other countries in Africa.Sammy Finkelman (1d215a) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:21 pm
And I feel fine.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:43 pm
“If Trump really thought the world was about to explode, he would be talking to Putin (and perhaps Xi), indirectly, preferably.”
Who do you think he is… John Francois Kerry?!?!Colonel Haiku (85c800) — 5/3/2023 @ 2:47 pm
nk- I take your point on Biden having visited Ukraine and still think Trump was inferring the world is in a very dangerous place and a President shouldn’t waste valuable time in Ireland, but since Trump is not President, his time is best spent on his businesses and I do not see this as absolute evidence of hypocrisy. It is typical blarney of “i would be doing this better than the current boob in office” that politicians love to dosteveg (1b1206) — 5/3/2023 @ 4:55 pm
Atlanta medical facility shooting suspect captured
Good job.Rip Murdock (d2a2a8) — 5/3/2023 @ 5:22 pm
@35. That’s so unnerving. These shooting rampages are now the rule, not the exception in modern America… we almost expect a few every 30 days… sooner or later this has to be curtailed or we’ll end up destroying our society. The rest of the world doesn’t understand why Americans keep doing this to themselves…DCSCA (83122d) — 5/3/2023 @ 5:44 pm
@38. Joe knows how to cool that– the ultimate distraction: get us directly into a hot war.DCSCA (abc298) — 5/3/2023 @ 6:10 pm
From a happier time… https://youtu.be/zeaO5UZ5OcIColonel Haiku (901900) — 5/3/2023 @ 6:28 pm
Unique marketing campaign from a Russian businessman/warlord
Where do I sign up for this life of adventure you offer?steveg (ce47d5) — 5/4/2023 @ 7:29 pm