THE GREAT WHITE HYPE...THE DONALD

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by durangojo, May 9, 2011.

  1. durangojo

    durangojo

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    aargh! i just can't stand it any longer...be warned...this is a rant..i will try to be brief..

    just returning home to colorado after 3 weeks in mexico and it seems on every t.v. channel there's The Donald and his pie hole spouting off something incredibly stupid, meanspirited, or both. i swear he makes me want to blow up my t.v! wasn't Sarah Pallin embarassing enough? now we have to endure DT, his mouth, his universe sized ego, which no doubt will have us marching into WWIII. no need to even mention the hair...

    what must other nations think of us? yes, while we are a country where anyone(with proof of a birth certificate, of course), can run and become President, does that mean that JUST anyone should? how did he with his supersized ego and shameless self promotion get here? who can even believe this guy? who wants to? why?

    America

    ....the land of the brave

    ....the land of the free

    ....the land of the really, really gullible

    T.V's off now....fade to black
     
  2. lentil

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    I agree with you 100%.  We also have Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palen, and any number of embarassments gracing our tv sets.  I have to say that the Donald, politics aside, is the worst.
     
  3. kyheirloomer

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    Ya know, guys, the on/off switch works both ways. Nobody is forcing anyone to watch.
     
  4. durangojo

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    thanks ky, i do know where the on/off button is and yes,while i realize that of course is an option, its just not a solution in my mind. the point is if you want to stay informed, which takes listening to more thatn one station and their bias, then one must endure the neverending blather of an enormous ego...don't we have more important and real issues that we should be dealing with like jobs, medical coverage/health insurance,education, war etc?

    joey
     
  5. kyheirloomer

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    Sure, there are real issues, Joey. But do you really expect them to be covered by the so-called broadcast journalists? They see themselves as entertainers, not as reporters, and behave appropriately.

    They also cover subjects they think they can turn into issues, whether they really are or not. Example: NBC did a survey, before the royal wedding, that revealed only 6% of Americans cared about it. Yet that hasn't stopped them from hammering the subject to death and beyond.

    Did you happen to notice that the tornado damage in Alabama not only ceased to be a disaster, it seemingly never happened at all. Meanwhile we were shown Will & Kate's kiss----over, and over, and over again, ad nauseum.

    So, yes. It's important to stay informed. I just don't think that happens if you depend on the TV for your information.

    Unfortunately, the newspapers are almost as bad. Try this as an experiement. Read a major newspaper every day. Only read it exactly one year later. It's incredible how many of the burning issues they tell us about have absolutely no long-term meaning.  
     
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  6. durangojo

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    i don't have the time to read 5 different newspaper daily...who does? gosh, i can't even get through one, so i do depend on the boob tube(which aptly was named because of all the nitwits that are on it!). i do try and not listen to 'mainstream'/primetime anything..to me its all sugarcoatin'...but to be and stay involved in our politics, you gotta hear it all just to be able to weed out the bad stuff, and to realize what mostly middle america is getting shoved down their throats...happily apparently...come on, look at  linbaugh, beck, hanady...people love them and believe every word they speak...to me they are toxic, but you gotta listen to what snakeoil there are selling to the american people..its really maddening  and somewhat pathetic to think that we are so gullible. yes, i too blame the media...anything to increase their ratings, to sell their snakeoil. to make money...i know we've visited this pile before, but just look at the food networks....sex and bad manners sells, apparantly, not individualism, or creativity, or knowledge... 'no skills required'.... anyway ky, it was a rant...thanks for the ear...

    joey

    oh, by the by, what do you do? how do you get your information?
     
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  7. chefedb

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    One thing I willo say in regard to Trump. I am a native New Yorker. When I lived there we had a skating rink in Central Park that all the kids used  ,but was now closed for much needed repair.

        The Mayor at that time Ed Koch said the rink would reopen soon. Well 2 years later it was still closed and nothing of note done or completed. Trump got into an argument with Koch about the rink . He stated I will have  it completely restored and opened in 3 monthes way under budget.

        Koch and the rest of the political boys called his bluff. Well long story short It was done in less then 3 monthes and well under budget.  They all shut up from then on. He may be rough around the edges but he does not take crap from anyone and if he says he will do it, he will..

         And as far as a negotiator, No one can top him. He surely can't be any worse then the rest of the field we have standing in the wings. He raised 3 great polite kids, none of them spoiled, he made them work and they still do. I would consider him over a lot of the others. It is also bout time we get a business man running the business of government, not a career politician or lawyer.
     
  8. gareth

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    Hi all, I remember back when Bush was doing his last lot of campaigning, he called the crowd some thing like a F*#&^%$ bunch of stupid idiots, it was only 1 of many that were shown on the National news channels here in Australia. We asked an American girl we travelled with how any one could put their faith in some one like that. She didn't know what we were talking about, your TV channels are obviously censored.

    As for DT....we get graced with his presence on the apprentice. That's enough for now. As for him saying that he will teach the Chinese who's boss. If China called in their debt, America as a whole, would be bankrupted just after paying back 1/3 of the debt to them. I have it on good authority that comments like that will almost certainly inflame a highly sensitive issue that is brewing behind the scenes. If he can keep the country from being bankrupted and then from messing up the free world economy I will kiss his feet, but at current predictions America can not begin to repay a single cent to China for 50 years.

    China have kindly agreed to this.... and from some one in a country a long way away, please be more careful.
     
  9. ishbel

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    Trump is a much disliked person in Scotland.

    He intends to build a golf resort, in an area of SSI - aided and abetted by the Scottish government.  He makes much of the fact that his mum is Scots.  We can do without him here.
     
  10. durangojo

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    its all pracitally a moot point now that newt gingrich is tossing his hat in...we are certainly doomed...no vale, no pena!....double arrgh!!!

    joey
     
  11. cassie

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    But still no one knows the actual reason of so much hatred.
     
  12. chefedb

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    People are jelous of him. He comes on strong and when dealing with some of these countries that claim to be our friends and take our money, thats the way they should be handled. As we have seen diplomacy does'nt work. He is like Truman and Truman did not take any crap from anyone.