Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » Chat Forums » Political Opinions and Opinionated Posts




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 924 posts ] 
 
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:51 am 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
I suppose it's kind of amusing to hear that Trump sent his economic people out to tell the Sunday talk shows that there isn't going to be a recession. Here we have folks who mostly don't have the training needed to do any actual economics, or who do but always get it wrong for pay, out there saying they'll stake their reputation that the good times will keep rolling. So of course everyone understood a recession is coming.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:07 pm 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
While it's possible that the whole Greenland silliness is Trump's way of avoiding a trip to Denmark shortly before Obama (who would get lots of press getting a much better reception), one wonders if he's capable of thinking that far ahead. Perhaps he thinks there's some really egregious silliness he can get up to with the island itself, or he has some other reason to avoid Denmark just now. Hamlet's ghost, perhaps?

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 pm 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
There was a special election for two congresscritter districts in North Carolina today. The interesting one was the 9th; they had to redo it because the Republican was so blatant about his felonies that nobody could be seen to let him get away with it.

It looks, pending more discovered felonies, that he's finally won by two points. There will probably be some Republican crowing about that; but after throwing all their big guns (including Trump) and vast sums of money into this, the GOP under-performed the district by 6 points and under-performed Trump three years ago by 10. This probably isn't going to make too many Republican congresscritters decide to stay and seek another term in the hopes they won't be the minority party.

And yes, NOAA and the hurricane. Anyone think I'm surprised the Republicans set ordinary Americans up to be killed through their corruption and incompetence again? Please.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:51 am 
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Tue May 21, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 12040
Location: The things, they hurt
North Carolina Republicans are still trying to get away with gerrymandering shenanigans after being exhaustively slapped down by their state supreme court. No matter how many times they have their arses handed to them, they will use every dirty trick to hang on.

And is it just me, or has Trump become even more erratic of late? There's been so much crazy that I've lost track. At least he got rid of Bolton, a broken clock being right twice a day and all that. I can't wait to see the next chucklebutt he hires off Fox News.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:29 am 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
Apparently the House needs to sign off on Trump continuing to misdirect billions of dollars to the farmers he's bribing not to desert him for their problems which he's caused. (inhale) They don't seem inclined to do that. Which means the payoffs to the soy farmers may soon come to an end, just as the trade war with China has gotten to where there will be no meaningful soy purchases unless Trump openly loses. That may be fun.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:06 pm 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
I suppose I'm not surprised, but still it's amusing just how spineless the Republicans on the Hill are these days. Trump is ripping off the military and taking pork from their districts and states in order to pay for a few feet of border wall, and none of them is saying 'boo'. Granted they've been ripping off the military themselves since Dubya (actually, since Ronnie); but letting pork barrel projects go like that? That's noteworthy.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:56 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Tue May 21, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 12040
Location: The things, they hurt
The thing about the trade war is that the crew of economically illiterate idiots in the White House don't even understand what they want to get out of it. They keep moving the goal posts and I think China's gotten fed up with them and is going to wait Trump out. Between Xi and Trump, only one has term limits.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:13 pm 
Moderator of DOOM!
Moderator of DOOM!
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 14509
Location: Yes.
Also between the two, only one has done the 'You're in a trade war, what do you do now for dummies' level of policy responses. China has countered the economic damage by giving money to the workers (VAT tax cuts) and spending on infrastructure, the US has pretty much just made it worse by pissing away all the stimulus spending on the parasitic hyper rich though pointless tax cuts. And now, of course, the price of oil is going up. Good times.

Top 
   
 Post subject: Re: Trump.
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:53 am 
User avatar
Offline
Joined: Tue May 21, 2002 12:00 am
Posts: 12040
Location: The things, they hurt
Eh, China's infrastructure spending is massively debt-financed and has been for years, it makes the subprime mortgage crisis look like amateur glee club. It's an open question when that particular spigot is going to run out of juice - so far they've kept it open out of sheer authoritarian will. But their economy is slowing down, hence the uptick in nationalistic paranoia. Not that this changes the picture for Trump, but the Chinese are white-knuckling this, not breezily laughing it off.

Top 
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 924 posts ] 

Board index » Chat Forums » Political Opinions and Opinionated Posts


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: