• Bankruptcy

    From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to All on Friday, August 16, 2019 02:09:06
    Hello Everybody,

    Declaring bankruptcy is easy. All one has to do is say
    the magic words. But what if the US President says it, speaking
    for the entire USA? Imagine what would happen next.

    That is exactly what US President Donald Trump said at a rally
    in New Hampshire. If he loses his bid for a second term, he will
    tank the economy and declare the USA as bankrupt. Thus leaving
    us all with no choice but to elect him to a second term.

    I hope my pirogue can make it past the Gulf of Mexico, and
    across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Straits of Gibralter,
    and to the shores of Italy, without sinking.

    Once I get there, assuming I make it, me and Fabio will be neighbors.

    --Lee

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Lee Lofaso on Friday, August 16, 2019 03:02:22
    That is exactly what US President Donald Trump said at a rally
    in New Hampshire. If he loses his bid for a second term, he will
    tank the economy and declare the USA as bankrupt. Thus leaving
    us all with no choice but to elect him to a second term.

    Join the EU, adopt the Euro as a true currency and not something which only holds value in Disneyland.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Ward Dossche on Friday, August 16, 2019 21:52:50
    Hello Ward,

    That is exactly what US President Donald Trump said at a rally
    in New Hampshire. If he loses his bid for a second term, he will
    tank the economy and declare the USA as bankrupt. Thus leaving
    us all with no choice but to elect him to a second term.

    Join the EU, adopt the Euro as a true currency and not something which
    only
    holds value in Disneyland.

    Not to worry. In two weeks US President Donald Trump will be
    in Denmark to buy Greenland, and then declare himself King so he
    will not have to go to jail when his term ends in the USA.

    "This is final proof that he has gone mad." ~ Danish politician

    --Lee

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    Stop Workin', Start Jerkin'

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Lee Lofaso on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 02:39:13
    Lee Lofaso -> Ward Dossche skrev 2019-08-16 21:52:
    Not to worry. In two weeks US President Donald Trump will be
    in Denmark to buy Greenland,

    It seems like the Trump, like the spoilt kid he is, no longer wants to go to
    Denmark, now that the Danish dismissed him as the crazy person that he is -- imagining that he actually could buy Greenland.



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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 04:18:16
    Hello Bjrn,

    Not to worry. In two weeks US President Donald Trump will be
    in Denmark to buy Greenland,

    It seems like the Trump, like the spoilt kid he is, no longer wants to go
    to
    Denmark, now that the Danish dismissed him as the crazy person that he is -- imagining that he actually could buy Greenland.

    He knows his days are numbered. With his hopes for winning a second
    term diminishing with each passing day, he will continue trying to
    change the subject by doing or announcing some outlandish thing.

    His second in charge (Mike Pence) is inept, and unable to rally
    the troops for any cause, even if it would be his own self running
    for prez.

    What is his party expected to do? Go down with the ship?

    Italy's government has collapsed. But that is normal, or has been,
    since the end of WWII. This is the USA. With a president who is
    clearly out of his ever-loving mind. And I thought Reagan was bad,
    with early onset alzheimer's.

    The British Prime Minister has been told where to go by the EU.
    But that too, is normal. After all, the PM does look a bit like
    the loon in DC.

    Now we have former Speaker Paul Ryan is returning to DC. And not
    to play second fiddle to a washed up businessman who still thinks
    he is a billionaire.

    I really should not have been surprised to find our dear leader had
    to pay for sex. Quite unlike most (if not all) of his predecessors.
    But maybe that is the problem. He can no longer pay anybody to do
    what he wants.

    Something is up, with the president's approval ratings in the tank
    (the lowest of any president since at least 1938 at this point of any administration. From FDR through Barack Obama, each had an approval
    rating of 53% at this point in their administration. What does this
    one have? 41%, and on a downward spiral.

    At his last rally in New Hampshire he had to find people to fill
    the empty seats. So he invited workers at a nearby Shell Oil plant
    to attend. What the president's press secretary failed to mention
    was that they were paid overtime as an incentive.

    People all over are losing interest in anything he says or has to say.
    Nobody is paying attention anymore. I mention his name to who used to
    be hardcore supporters, and now all they do is yawn.

    It doesn't matter who the Democrats nominate for president.
    It is all over except for the fat lady singing. And trust me
    when I tell you, she is warming up.

    --Lee

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    As Good As It Looks

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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Lee Lofaso on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 05:09:30
    He knows his days are numbered. With his hopes for winning a second
    term diminishing with each passing day, he will continue trying to
    change the subject by doing or announcing some outlandish thing.

    I'm not too sure. Even the US farmers, that are the the biggest losers in Trump's trade war on China, are still on his side -- hoping for the billions of
    taxpayer's dollars that he has promised them as compensation.

    For a nation so anal about not letting the government pay for anything, it sure looks like there's something rotten in the state of the USA.

    Someone so stupid that he defends 50,000 coal miners' jobs against 500,000 solar panel jobs should not be able to convince even a minority of his voters. But obviously he still can.

    Stupid is as stupid does.



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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Bjrn Felten on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 08:50:32
    Hi Bjrn,

    On 2019-08-21 05:09:30, you wrote to Lee Lofaso:

    He knows his days are numbered. With his hopes for winning a second
    term diminishing with each passing day, he will continue trying to
    change the subject by doing or announcing some outlandish thing.

    I'm not too sure. Even the US farmers, that are the the biggest losers in Trump's trade war on China, are still on his side -- hoping for the billions of taxpayer's dollars that he has promised them as compensation.

    For a nation so anal about not letting the government pay for anything, it sure looks like there's something rotten in the state of the USA.

    Subsidizing farmers, sounds like a socialist thing to me...

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Wilfred van Velzen on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 09:41:03
    Subsidizing farmers, sounds like a socialist thing to me...

    Yes. And typical for the EU, that spends almost half of it's budget on it. 1985 it was 73% of the total budget, so at least it's not so crazy any more. I think it's slightly less than 40% now...



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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Bj÷rn Felten on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 22:52:47
    Hello Bjrn,

    He knows his days are numbered. With his hopes for winning a second
    term diminishing with each passing day, he will continue trying to
    change the subject by doing or announcing some outlandish thing.

    I'm not too sure.

    Farmers income was half of what it used to be in 2013, which is what
    gave Trump an opening to gain their support in his bid to win election. However, since taking office he has done nothing to help farmers, and
    has even made matters worse (not just due to his tariff/trade war).

    Even the US farmers, that are the the biggest losers in Trump's trade war
    on
    China, are still on his side -- hoping for the billions of taxpayer's dollars that he has promised them as compensation.

    Farmers cannot sell soybeans to China due to Trump's imbecilic trade
    war with China, but there are many other countries the US trades with. Especally Mexico. But when US exports are down with Mexico, having
    nothing to do with tariffs or a trade war, you know something is most definitely wrong in Trumpland. Farmers are now having to take out
    loans, just to stay in business, which means Trump will no longer be
    able to count them among his most loyal supporters.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/24/trump-trade-farmers-loans
    -1547826


    If you were a farmer, would you support a politician who promises
    you the moon but gives you nothing?

    For a nation so anal about not letting the government pay for anything, it sure looks like there's something rotten in the state of the USA.

    The USA has a fetish for being a pimp for "national" defense.
    It also has a fetish for selling wares to the world's arm bazaar.
    But perhaps that is due to what the USA does best. And you know
    how much we love our guns.

    Someone so stupid that he defends 50,000 coal miners' jobs against 500,000 solar panel jobs should not be able to convince even a minority of his voters. But obviously he still can.

    Solar panels are dirty, and cause fires. That is why Wal*Mart
    is suing, demanding fossil fuels be used for everything. So let's
    bring back those coal-burning stoves and see how long we can keep
    ourselves from freezing in the wintertime, or suffocating in the
    summertime.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    I have never called Donald J. Trump stupid.

    He was smart enough to outwit 17 others to get the gig.

    Although I must admit he was kind of dumb by choosing not to
    accept a paycheck for his trouble.

    --Lee

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