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    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    He claims it's 2, but people that have played with him say he's the biggest cheater they've ever played with.
    Yeah I'd like to see someone his age/shape shoot 2 over, especially on a course he doesn't own and without people on his payroll keeping score or looking for his ball in the trees (only to find it's got a perfect lie and direct shot out of the shit to the green every time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Yeah I'd like to see someone his age/shape shoot 2 over, especially on a course he doesn't own and without people on his payroll keeping score or looking for his ball in the trees (only to find it's got a perfect lie and direct shot out of the shit to the green every time)
    I'd be surprised if he can break 20 without cheating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Trump's behavior clearly indicates he thinks cannot lose.
    FTFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    No shit but to what end? Biden will just replace them.

    Trump is stupid enough to try to pull off a coup. This is what you would do if that was on your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Trump is stupid enough to try to pull off a coup.
    So...the entertainment might not be over ?



    In a way, I'll miss that sick puppy.

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    ^^ If that is indeed what he hopes to do, how would he be stopped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Trump is stupid enough to try to pull off a coup. This is what you would do if that was on your mind.
    He is a defeated bitch. I hope he tries it. He will get smacked down like the bitch he is.

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    Well, it's your country. Might be an ideal chance to spin off the deep south though, as the Republican Republic! Wouldn't that be great for the rest of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Might be an ideal chance to spin off the deep south though, as the Republican Republic! Wouldn't that be great for the rest of the USA.
    My dream in fact. I am a Cascadian.

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    Top Military Officers Unload on Trump

    President Donald Trump-original-jpg


    To get a sense of what serving Trump has been like, I interviewed officers up and down the ranks, as well as several present and former civilian Pentagon employees.

    Among the officers I spoke with were four of the highest ranks—three or four stars—all recently retired.
    All but one served Trump directly; the other left the service shortly before Trump was inaugurated.

    They come from different branches of the military, but I’ll simply refer to them as “the generals.”
    Some spoke only off the record, some allowed what they said to be quoted without attribution, and some talked on the record.


    I. HE DISDAINS EXPERTISE

    Trump has little interest in the details of policy. He makes up his mind about a thing, and those who disagree with him—even those with manifestly more knowledge and experience—are stupid, or slow, or crazy.
    As a personal quality, this can be trying; in a president, it is dangerous. Trump rejects the careful process of decision making that has long guided commanders in chief. Disdain for process might be the defining trait of his leadership.



    II. HE TRUSTS ONLY HIS OWN INSTINCTS

    Trump believes that his gut feelings about things are excellent, if not genius.
    Those around him encourage that belief, or they are fired.
    Winning the White House against all odds may have made it unshakable.

    Decisiveness is good, the generals agreed. But making decisions without considering facts is not.


    III. HE RESISTS COHERENT STRATEGY

    If there is any broad logic to Trump’s behavior, it’s Keep ’em confused. He believes that unpredictability itself is a virtue.
    Keeping an enemy off-balance can be a good thing, the generals agreed, so long as you are not off-balance yourself.
    And it’s a tactic, not a strategy.


    IV. “HE IS REFLEXIVELY CONTRARY”

    General H. R. McMaster, who left the White House on reasonably good terms in April 2018 after only 14 months as national security adviser, is about as can-do a professional as you will find.
    He appeared to take Trump seriously, and tailored his briefings to accommodate the president’s famous impatience, in order to equip him for the weighty decisions the office demands.
    But Trump resents advice and instruction. He likes to be agreed with.


    V. HE HAS A SIMPLISTIC AND ANTIQUATED NOTION OF SOLDIERING

    Though he disdains expert advice, Trump reveres—perhaps fetishizes—the military. He began his presidency by stacking his administration with generals: Mattis, McMaster, Kelly, and, briefly, Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser.
    Appointing them so soon after their retirement from the military was a mistake, according to Don Bolduc, a retired brigadier general who is currently running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.


    What Top Military Officers Really Think About Trump - The Atlantic
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    President Donald Trump-original-jpg


    To get a sense of what serving Trump has been like, I interviewed officers up and down the ranks, as well as several present and former civilian Pentagon employees.

    Among the officers I spoke with were four of the highest ranks—three or four stars—all recently retired.
    All but one served Trump directly; the other left the service shortly before Trump was inaugurated.

    They come from different branches of the military, but I’ll simply refer to them as “the generals.”
    Some spoke only off the record, some allowed what they said to be quoted without attribution, and some talked on the record.


    I. HE DISDAINS EXPERTISE

    Trump has little interest in the details of policy. He makes up his mind about a thing, and those who disagree with him—even those with manifestly more knowledge and experience—are stupid, or slow, or crazy.
    As a personal quality, this can be trying; in a president, it is dangerous. Trump rejects the careful process of decision making that has long guided commanders in chief. Disdain for process might be the defining trait of his leadership.



    II. HE TRUSTS ONLY HIS OWN INSTINCTS

    Trump believes that his gut feelings about things are excellent, if not genius.
    Those around him encourage that belief, or they are fired.
    Winning the White House against all odds may have made it unshakable.

    Decisiveness is good, the generals agreed. But making decisions without considering facts is not.


    III. HE RESISTS COHERENT STRATEGY

    If there is any broad logic to Trump’s behavior, it’s Keep ’em confused. He believes that unpredictability itself is a virtue.
    Keeping an enemy off-balance can be a good thing, the generals agreed, so long as you are not off-balance yourself.
    And it’s a tactic, not a strategy.


    IV. “HE IS REFLEXIVELY CONTRARY”

    General H. R. McMaster, who left the White House on reasonably good terms in April 2018 after only 14 months as national security adviser, is about as can-do a professional as you will find.
    He appeared to take Trump seriously, and tailored his briefings to accommodate the president’s famous impatience, in order to equip him for the weighty decisions the office demands.
    But Trump resents advice and instruction. He likes to be agreed with.


    V. HE HAS A SIMPLISTIC AND ANTIQUATED NOTION OF SOLDIERING

    Though he disdains expert advice, Trump reveres—perhaps fetishizes—the military. He began his presidency by stacking his administration with generals: Mattis, McMaster, Kelly, and, briefly, Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser.
    Appointing them so soon after their retirement from the military was a mistake, according to Don Bolduc, a retired brigadier general who is currently running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.


    What Top Military Officers Really Think About Trump - The Atlantic
    Yes but the Turkish and Russian military's loves him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I. HE DISDAINS EXPERTISE
    II. HE TRUSTS ONLY HIS OWN INSTINCTS
    III. HE RESISTS COHERENT STRATEGY
    IV. “HE IS REFLEXIVELY CONTRARY”
    V. HE HAS A SIMPLISTIC AND ANTIQUATED NOTION OF SOLDIERING

    They appear to have left out:

    VI. HE'S A FUCKING THICKO

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    Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose

    The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits.
    That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.

    (was penned a few days ago)

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    Can Trump Sell U.S. National Security Secrets With Impunity?



    Garrett Graff has a fascinating article about the alarming but plausible things Donald Trump might do to maintain the spotlight and raise revenue after he leaves the presidency.

    There are many horrors—but at the top of the list is the possibility that Trump could sell national secrets to foreign governments and interests.

    Graff notes that “Trump has surely learned secrets worth literally trillions of dollars—information about U.S. espionage capabilities, intelligence assets on earth and in outer space and nuclear and war plans, as well as the quirks, perversions and predilections of leaders and politicians the world over.”
    He speculates that Trump could “offer up the nation’s geopolitical, surveillance and intelligence secrets to the highest bidder.”


    Can Trump Sell U.S. National Security Secrets With Impunity? - Lawfare

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose

    The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits.
    That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.

    (was penned a few days ago)
    He hasn't survived criminal cases without the protection of a lackey running the DoJ.

    Which is why a lot of people are asking for this man to be given the job. It would be fucking hilarious and it would get right up the bald orange loser's nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Trump could sell national secrets to foreign governments and interests.
    Who says he hasn't already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Who says he hasn't already?
    He tried to sell me a bridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Who says he hasn't already?
    He's been too busy golfing?

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    Considering how much his Tweets could move the US Stock Market, a worthwhile investigation would be his trading on that market.


    The rumour mill is churning with the notion that Melania will divorce Donald Trump soon, but that prediction has been made more than once over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    He tried to sell me a bridge
    He tried to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it.

    The Art of the Deal, my arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The Art of the Deal, my arse
    Humm ... next

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    to build a wall
    What'll become of the Wall ?

    The future seems so insecure, now the leader has resigned.

    (he didn't lose and you know it)



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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post

    (he didn't lose and you know it)
    True . . . Trump didn't lose, Biden won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Biden won.




    He came in second last, he did

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