Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, November 23, 2018

How Far We've Fallen

President* Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump’s call, made Thursday from his opulent private Mar-a-Lago club, struck an unusually political tone as he spoke with members of all five branches of the military to wish them happy holidays.

“It’s a disgrace,” Trump said of judges who have blocked his attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration law, as he linked his efforts to secure the border with military missions overseas.
Trump uses "Happy Thanksgiving" calls to the troops to whine about bullshit?

Imagine that you're serving in a less-than-comfy location, maybe with a risk of IEDs or getting shot at, and your billionaire boss calls you to whine about losing a court case-- how would you take that?


Steve Schultz said...

I would take it with a grain of salt. I think the majority of the voters/citizens will cut the prez some slack....because they can see that he is doing everything that needs to be done, to maintain OUR country. His whining (in your words) is no different then when I come home and spew to the wife about the slackers I work with.
Could Trump be more civilized? Maybe. Do I want Trump to be more civilized....NOPE.
Just think of Trump as using "tough love" in the attempt to right this ship.
And your denigration of the way he presents himself....obviously you don't get the tactics that he uses.


CenterPuke88 said...

Steve, so far Donnie has:

1) Announced the troops on the Mexican border will missing Thanksgiving, because ???.

2) Made those same troops a target by suggesting they will kill people trying to cross. If you were trying to cross and know of that order, would you not be more likely to shot first?

3) Used to score political points a phone call that is traditionally used to thank the troops overseas.

4) Announced that he is most thankful for...himself as President.

5) Pushed for reforms that will destroy the VA in exchange for a privatized care system that will balloon care costs.

6) Lied about the raise he supported for the troops.

7) Et al.

His corrosive, self-aggrandizing, bigoted, narcissistic behavior has destroyed the standing of the United States in the world. The Century of China may have been launched by the election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America. This country is now riven by hatred and self-delusion, as an increasingly smaller proportion of the society fights to “stay on top”, while vehemently denying they are on top. Can we reverse this fiasco, perhaps...will we, I doubt it now. The long, slow slide of America into the dustbin of empires seems to have begun, and without leadership, will not be arrested. The lamp lifted by the golden door has been replaced by armed troops with orders to kill to keep the people from shithole nations out.