Thursday, January 09, 2020

Friends don't let friends read teleprompters while they are high.


Image result for trump eyes during Iran speech images
So I guess everyone is just going to ignore the elephant in the room. 

Hello America! Your president either has a serious drug problem, or he is suffering from some sort of  medical issue that prevents him from being able to focus and read a few lines from a teleprompter. He could also have been heavily medicated by his handlers to keep him from going
off script. Whatever the case, it was very scary to watch him.

Honestly folks, this is not even funny anymore. Someone who cares about the man or his family should stage an intervention. 

Did you see that speech to the country Wednesday night? If it was meant to assure us that things would be alright, it missed the mark.  After watching who we elected to be our 45th president, I was terrified for all of us. (Yes, even you MAGA cultists.) And I know that those of you with a functioning brain were terrified as well. 

The man could not complete his words, his speech was slurred, and he was doing more sniffing than Al Pacino during the final scenes of Scarface. 

The really sad thing about all of this is that the main stream media didn't even address it. Some of them (I see you Joe Scarborough) even said that the president's speech, by his standard, was actually "measured". Huh?!  But wait, it gets worse, Lindsey Graham called it one of the all time great speeches. Right up there with Reagans's tear down the wall address. 

What are we doing here? Are we all going to just bury our heads in the sand together and pretend that there is not something seriously wrong with the man?

Thankfully, though,  it wasn't totally ignored. There were actually some real journalists who chose to write about it and call out the naked Emperor.

"In his address, the president threatened to invoke severe sanctions against Iran, but seemed amenable to deescalating the burgeoning military aggression. Still, the nine-minute address was packed with the president’s standard potpourri of falsehoods, lies, and bouts of incoherence. But the most striking aspect of his speech had less to do with what he said than how he said it. Which is to say, Trump was slurring and snorting through an address that was ostensibly designed to calm a nation on the brink of war.

Trump has never been a particularly graceful public speaker, but his mush-mouth sounded especially pronounced this morning. There was heaviness to his speech, as if he was struggling to talk through cottonmouth. He also had difficulty with the letter S, which he couldn’t pronounce without a drawn out hiss, as if he were a snake. One of the more flagrant examples entails the president mangling the pronunciation of “tolerated” while condemning terrorism.
At the 6:50 mark in the video embedded up top, the president stumbled while trying to brag about his “historic accompliments.” He did manage to pronounce “accomplishments” correctly a few seconds later." [Source]

I bet he would have had no problem saying Barack Obama. The man holds a permanent place rent free in his head.

112 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh well. Another Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory bites the dust. Bill Barr’s Justice Department were forced to wind down their wacky, politically motivated Uranium One / Clinton Foundation investigation, after they were unable to find any wrongdoing whatsoever.

Shocking, I know. Why, next they’ll be telling us Hillary DIDN’T run a pedo ring out of a pizza parlor!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to square all of Trump’s doctors’ glowing assessments of his health with his abysmal, incoherent public speaking performances. Half the time, the dude can’t even read off a teleprompter. His brain appears to be broken. There are spiders running around inside.

dinthebeast said...

Rumors of Fergus' drug use have been around for years, but to my knowledge, this is the only solid evidence.

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/10/we-need-talk-about-picture-donald-trump

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

Of course.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michelle-obama-named-americas-most-admired-woman-in-new-poll/?fbclid=IwAR3I6Ivc9hbhgZTiylx1CJwzCq0Vs63L-P0U7hXmfdZT6YCBcip3I8rBcl8

Paradoctor said...

My accompliments for toleriting his covfefe.
This is beyond alt-truth. This is alt-talk.

Anonymous said...

Of course he could just be tired. Imagine if it was crazy uncle Joe up there? You know, crazy Joe not knowing the day of the week, which state he's in, grabbing and groping women the first chance he gets.

I'll take a tired Trump over Gropy Joe any "day of the week".

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Barack Obama, did you see the video of Iran's supreme leader going spastic during all the "mourning" for the supreme terrorist? A few years ago Barack Obama knelled and kissed that clown's feet. Amazing stuff!

mike from iowa said...

Anymoose @ 8:05 is a fucking liar. Not only did Obie not kiss anyone's feet, he didn't bow to Iranian leader.

Lies is about all anymoose has. Must be related to the lying POS in the kremlin annex.

PilotX said...

This is what happens when you elect an unqualified and unstable reality tv show host. Reminds me of the old, this is your brain commercials.😂

Anonymous said...

"This is what happens when you elect an unqualified and unstable reality tv show host."

Record-setting economic performance.

Trillions in corporate profits repatriated to US.

Best real wage growth in decades.

Restructuring of bad trade deals to benefit American workers.

NATO partners forced to pay their fair share.

ISIS destroyed.

Targeted elimination of enemy leaders instead of starting illegal wars.

mike from iowa said...

U.S. Says It Won’t Discuss Withdrawing Troops from Iraq, as Iraq’s Leader Requested

So much for Iraq being its own sovereign nation.

mike from iowa said...

https://apnews.com/1759c19598e9431db20b604232725871/AP-FACT-CHECK:-Trump's-economic-fiction:-'record'-GDP,-jobs

trade deals benefitted workers in Mexico and Canada, otherwise the deal was basically NAFTA part 2.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.accountingtoday.com/articles/trump-promised-to-bring-back-4-trillion-in-offshore-cash-he-missed-by-33-trillion

drumpf promised 4 trillion in repatriation and missed by 3.3 trillion.

You trolls are full of shit.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Field said......

After watching who we elected to be our 45th president, I was terrified for all of us. (Yes, even you MAGA cultists.) And I know that those of you with a functioning brain were terrified as well.
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Field, I've been terrified ever since Trump became president. I knew that he was incompetent, dishonest, and cruel from observing his behavior over the years. Now, when it is obvious that Trump is mentally impaired, I am even more terrified.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Barack Obama, did you see the video of Iran's supreme leader going spastic during all the "mourning" for the supreme terrorist? A few years ago Barack Obama knelled and kissed that clown's feet. Amazing stuff!

8:05 AM
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You lie; your feet stink, and you don't love Jesus.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkebkg/trump-says-the-us-has-destroyed-100-of-isis-it-hasnt

Moar drumpf lies. You can kill new leaders every day and a new pops up immediately. So killing the head of ISIS is meanin gless.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said.......

Record-setting economic performance.
How so? Economic growth has slowed under Trump


Trillions in corporate profits repatriated to US.
Source for this claim?


Best real wage growth in decades.
Very little wage growth for the lowest income workers. And what their is came because Democrats increased the minimum wage while being opposed by Trump and his magic cult.


Restructuring of bad trade deals to benefit American workers. Where is the evidence of this?

NATO partners forced to pay their fair share.
They were already paying.


ISIS destroyed.
ISIS is alive and well.


Targeted elimination of enemy leaders instead of starting illegal wars.
Breaking international law by killing a foreign leader.

11:46 AM

PilotX said...

Basically what she said except I'd like to add trillions of debt which seems to go ignored until a Dem steps foot in the WH then all of a sudden everyone starts wearing hats with tea bags hanging.

Anonymous said...

"Basically what she said"

Everything she said was wrong.

It is unusual for growth to accelerate this late in an expansion. During a typical recovery, the economy grows at a rate between 3% and 4%, and the Obama administration predicted such a surge in its 2010 midsession review. It never came. The “recovery” of those years often felt much like a recession. GDP growth staggered along at 1.5% in Mr. Obama’s final six full quarters in office. …growth doubled to 3% during Mr. Trump’s first six full quarters. …the increase in job openings over Mr. Trump’s first 21 months has averaged an impressive 75,000 a month. Over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months in office, the number of job openings increased an average of 900 a month. …During Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, the number of employed Americans increased an average of 157,000 a month. Under Mr. Trump, the increase has accelerated to 214,000 a month, a 36% improvement. …In Mr. Obama’s final 21 months, weekly earnings rose an average of $1.31 a month. Under Mr. Trump, weekly earnings have increased an average of $1.84 cents a month: a 40% improvement that’s come mostly since tax reform took effect in January. Over that period, weekly earnings have grown an average of $2.31 a month, a 76% increase over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months. …The unemployment rate declined 13% during Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, but from there it has dropped another 23% during Mr. Trump’s tenure.

https://fee.org/articles/the-obama-economy-vs-the-trump-economy/

Anonymous said...

Wage growth under Trump highest among lowest earners:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/workers-at-lower-end-of-pay-scale-getting-most-benefit-from-rising-wages.html

Anonymous said...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that member countries committed to increase defense spending.

“We understand that this American president is very serious about defense spending. And this is having a clear impact,” he said. “So we are stepping up as never before, allowing U.S. spending to go down.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/12/donald-trump-gets-nato-members-spend-more-defense/

Anonymous said...

U.S. Companies' Repatriated Cash Hits $1 Trillion Under Tax Law

https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/34456-one-trillion-dollars-repatriated-so-far-reports-commerce-department

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/u-s-companies-repatriated-cash-hits-1-trillion-under-tax-law

PilotX said...

https://www.theroot.com/dear-donald-trump-black-people-don-t-like-your-ass-1822131948?utm_medium=sharefromsite&fbclid=IwAR0Iu8a2Hxk9r_ZYEsrhtEld3iW7gsQhlBj4IuBwmXu3zja3NIePIFjEyk8

Anonymous said...

If Hillary had won we'd be mired in ground wars in Syria and Iran today.

PilotX said...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/25/politics/trump-us-budget-deficit-2019/index.html

PilotX said...

"If Hillary had won we'd be mired in ground wars in Syria and Iran today."

Um, ok.

Anonymous said...

https://www.theroot.com/dear-donald-trump-black-people-don-t-like-your-ass-1822131948

Black people are so egocentric, they think whether they like someone or something is all that matters.

Despite their supposed dislike of Trump, black people from Honduras and even Africa are still showing up at the southern border trying to get into the USA.  You all talk about Blaxit, but you do the exact opposite.  Dammit.

Anonymous said...

Lower-wage workers harmed by immigration, Congressional Budget Office report finds:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/lower-wage-workers-harmed-by-immigration-congressi/

Jon Miller said...

You stopped hearing about the Australia wildfires after it was suspected that Muslim arsonists caused them and not climate change. But over a billion animals have died. Very sad. Prayers up for Australia.

Anonymous said...

Black people are so egocentric, they think whether they like someone or something is all that matters.
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Says the asshole who posts his opinion that no one gives a fuck about. Geez, do white racist trolls even have a shred of introspection? Nope.

Anonymous said...

You stopped hearing about the Australia wildfires after it was suspected that Muslim arsonists caused them and not climate change.
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There's a lot of competition from your fellow stupid trolls but this has to be the dumbest comment yet.

Geronimo said...

Lower-wage workers harmed by immigration
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We knew this years ago when thousands of Irish, German and Polish people came here. Try to catch up genius.

the bewilderness said...

I realize there has been some debate over whether Trump slurs and stumbles through speeches because he is on drugs or if it is because he is barely able to read. Because the problem seems to be exacerbated by use of a teleprompter I suspected it was the latter.
After this latest performance I think it is probably both.

What do you suppose the white evangelical MAGAs will do when they realize Trump is the antiChrist they have been watching for all these years?
Double down on denial or convert?

Bewildered in Seattle said...

What do you suppose the McRib-eating pastafarians will do when they realize McDonalds is the alien lizard people they have been watching for all these years?

Double down on denial or convert?

Anonymous said...

At least Trump can say something without a Teleprompter in front of him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQTaWjMoFw

mike from iowa said...

I read earlier today American firefighters were welcomed by citizens at the airport where they landed to assist in fighting the wildfires. I even saw a photo of exhaUsted firefighters sprawled all over where ever they landed from fatigue.

You trolls quit lying about arsonists setting the fires when you found out that was debunked. If you racist fuckers took a minute to wonder about why you absolutely hate blacks, maybe you'd realize the pointlessness of arson as everything that burns essentially turns a shade of black.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/09/us/chicago-coyote-sightings-attack-child-trnd/index.html

Phucking wasicu wastey scumacysts koyote kerfluffle run amuck in Chi-Town.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

At least Trump can say something without a Teleprompter in front of him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQTaWjMoFw

2:15 PM
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Maybe but most of he says is word salad and is delivered with a fourth-grade vocabulary. When he speaks cogently, he's reading from a prepared speech written by someone else. That's why he stumbles over many of the words - He doesn't know how to pronounce them.

Anonymous said...

"You trolls quit lying about arsonists setting the fires when you found out that was debunked."

Tell that to all the people arrested for arson:

https://www.newsweek.com/australia-wildfires-arson-new-south-wales-police-1480733

Corpse man said...

"He doesn't know how to pronounce them."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKIfzoC8D0&app=desktop

dinthebeast said...

So Iraq is taking the opportunity created by the incompetence of Fergus' administration and its letter of acquiescence to tell the US military to just kinda fuck off as soon as logistically possible.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

From Steve Benen:
Donald Trump has now been in office for 35 full months – February 2017 through December 2019 – and in that time, the economy has created 6.69 million jobs. In the 35 months preceding Trump’s presidency – March 2014 to January 2017 – the economy created 7.96 million jobs.

As regular readers know, some have asked what would happen if we looked at the same numbers, but assigned the job totals from January 2017 to Trump, even though Obama was president for most of the month. On balance, I think that paints a misleading picture, but it doesn’t change the underlying dynamic: if we applied jobs from January 2017 to Trump and compared the last 36 months to the previous 36 months, job totals still slowed from 8.05 million to 6.94 million.

The White House, meanwhile, believes we should actually start the clock for Trump at November 2016 – the month of the Republican’s election – and apply the jobs created during the final months of the Obama era to the current Republican president. But that still doesn’t help: if we compare the last 38 months to the previous 38 months, job totals slowed from 8.42 million to 7.33 million.

Trump continues to tell the world that he’s overseeing the strongest domestic job growth in American history, which is plainly false. What’s more, the White House has not yet offered an explanation for why job growth has slowed since Trump took office.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

“At least Trump can say something without a Teleprompter in front of him:”

“Something.”

He can say absolutely brilliant stuff like that Colin Kaepernick is a bad boy, and Baltimore is infested with rats, and Nazis are “very fine people.”

The Gettysburg Address, it sure ain’t. Fortunately, his fans are just dumb bigots, so they lap that junk up.

dinthebeast said...

You'd think that if Hillary was as guilty as Fergus says she is all the damn time, his DOJ would be able to find something she did wrong after all these years and all of those millions of dollars.

-Doug in Oakland

30,000 emails said...

Destruction of evidence works.

Fake News Update said...

"Nazis are “very fine people.”

Trump never said that.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, Moonbeam Williamson has dropped out of the presidential race! Now we’ll never know if Trump could have been defeated by employing healing crystals and realigning our chakras.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Surrenders Unconditionally on Impeachment

https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2020/01/10/breaking.-nancy-pelosi-surrenders-unconditionally-on-impeachment

mike from iowa said...

"Nazis are “very fine people.”

drumpf did not use those exact words, but he did acknowledge there were neo-nazis and wasicu scumacysts of which he said were very fine people.

And 24 arsonists is quite a lot fewer than the 200 wingnuts had been pushing.

mike from iowa said...

This has moar to do with low wage earners getting moar pay than anything drumpfuck and stoopid fucking win gnuts have done for them.....

'” Seven states have now passed legislation to gradually raise wages to $15, and cities including San Francisco and New York City already pay that much. In total, 29 states now have floors higher than the federal minimum, according to the Labor Department.Jul 18, 2019

mike from iowa said...

Democrat controlled house passed a $15 minimum wage bill in July of last year.

Wingnut heads exploded with plaintive and debunked cries of it drives jobs away. You hear that everytime wages are asked to be raised so people can actually live on what they get paid.

Wingnuts mantra only the wealthy should have any money. In fact they should have it all. Keep voting for korporate morons bought and paid for and watch as koch bros waltz into your house and strip it of anything valuable.

mike from iowa said...

Canadian band Rush drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, has left the building at 67.

mike from iowa said...

What have scum sucking slimeball wingnuts been up to? Glad you asked.....

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/trumps-doj-asks-scotus-to-delay-until-after-election-decision-that-would-make-millions-uninsured/

Phuckers want to kick all the poors off health insurance but want to wait until the dumb bastards vote for drumpf and wingnuts and cut their own throats, again.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/the-wall-street-journal-accidentally-reveals-the-unbearable-truth-about-soleimanis-assassination/

This don't look good, comin g from a Murdoch owned entity.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump tried to convince reporters he was not an environmental dunce. He said he was reading a book about the environment.

It turns out that it’s a book written about him, by one of his employees called — I shit you not — Donald J Trump: an Environmental Hero.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Anonymous said...

mike from iowa said...
"Democrat controlled house passed a $15 minimum wage bill in July of last year."

I support higher minimum wages, but these laws have a very minor effect on overall wage growth as very few people work for minimum wage. Jobs at that level are mostly for teenagers or others who aren't supporting themselves. What really helps people in lower brackets is real jobs that pay more than $20/hour.

dinthebeast said...

RIP Neil Peart. I saw Rush six, maybe seven times, and he always made the show worth whatever I had to do to see it.
A brilliant musician, he will be sorely missed.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Democrat controlled house passed a $15 minimum wage bill in July of last year.

And every place that's seen such a radical wage hike has seen jobs flee.  McDonald's gets rid of cashiers and goes to ordering kiosks.  Mobile businesses relocate outside the city.  Restaurants close outright.

Wingnuts mantra only the wealthy should have any money.

Real world:  if someone is mandated to pay you more than the value you generate, they HAVE to eliminate your job one way or another.

mike from iowa said...

Now drumpf claims Solemani ws targeting 4 embassies and that is why he was killed.

He said earlier he was pressured by wingnut senators to strike Solemani to help his impeachment.

Anonymous said...

“Real world: if someone is mandated to pay you more than the value you generate, they HAVE to eliminate your job one way or another.”

Real world: Virtually none of these jobs bring in less revenue to the business owner than $15/hr. The idea that they can’t pay that is ludicrous — employers did pay comparable wages back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, in the dollars of that era, but then the minimum wage was allowed to shrink, relative to inflation.

Employers may bitch and moan, but this was never a question of “can’t pay”; it’s a question of “don’t want to pay.”

And it’s a fantasy that there is some been some wave of job losses in response to minimum wage hikes, as wingnuts threatened. That hasn’t materialized.

field negro said...

That pic was photoshopped.
Carry on

mike from iowa said...

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-15-minimum-wage-was-supposed-to-hurt-new-york-city-restaurants-but-both-revenue-and-employment-are-up-2019-10-28

mike from iowa said...

From Yahoo Finance.....

The Potential Downsides of an Increased Minimum Wage
A higher minimum wage could have negative repercussions for both workers and employers, according to the CBO analysis. The CBO estimated that 1.3 million Americans could lose their jobs if a wage hike were enacted, although some economists believe the actual number would be much lower.

The CBO also said that an increase in the minimum wage would “reduce business income and raise prices” as companies pass on the higher costs of labor to consumers. In addition, it could slightly reduce the U.S.’s total output.

Some Research Disputes the CBO Findings
Although the CBO predicts that raising the minimum wage would have negative effects on employment, some research contradicts these findings. A 2019 study by UC Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics looked at sub-state wage variations that would echo what would happen if the minimum wage moved closer to the median wage across the U.S.

According to a press release, the study “did not detect adverse effects on employment, weeks worked or weekly hours among workers with a high school degree or less.”

“The results of our research show that we can raise pay to $15, even in low-cost states,” said Anna Godoey, one of the study authors, in the press release. “The data show that the minimum wage has positive effects, especially in areas where the highest proportion of workers received minimum wage increases. We also found reduced household and child poverty in such counties.”

PilotX said...

https://www.mediamatters.org/peter-schweizer/final-inevitable-collapse-right-wing-medias-uranium-one-conspiracy-theory

Anonymous said...

There's a very simple explanation for Trump's bizarro speech:

Cocaine's a helluva drug.

PilotX said...

Just wow.

https://thegailygrind.com/2019/12/16/graham-at-risk-of-losing-senate-seat-in-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3_ZVYg_jXU-JnOfQ8h5rIhff0xENLpCXz7su6uEMv0tDhTrIaelPNCtH8

dinthebeast said...

Miss Lindsey claimed that the reason for his humiliating and self-debasing flip flop on Fergus was that "I know how to win an election", so it would be hilarious if it backfired and he lost his seat after losing his dignity trying to keep it.

Still, color me skeptical that Harrison can beat him in South Carolina, although I was skeptical that Orange County would flip completely blue last time, so who knows?

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/10/politics/trump-climate-change-environmental-policy-rollbacks/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2P1gaVjmtnfZH1tAZaat2BOfDmnSjfTnDaOEmdbtCbIom-JqzxqlkPOZU

PilotX said...

"Still, color me skeptical that Harrison can beat him in South Carolina"

Yeah I'm not sure he knows how to run a campaign because he was in charge of the SC Dems when they handed the other senate seat to the GOP. Last time Timmy Scott was up for election they ran a Black woman who was a city council person or something when anyone with a half a grain of sense would have run a white male who was a mayor or state elected official. Complete ineptitude or the fix was in.

Anonymous said...

"Still, color me skeptical that Harrison can beat him in South Carolina, although I was skeptical that Orange County would flip completely blue last time, so who knows?"

-Doug in Oakland

I think rouge would work better for you Doug.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mr. Neil Peart. Great musician and human being. He will be missed. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Another repugnant sign of the Trump times:

Texas just became the first state to shut the door on refugees

The Democratic presidential candidate should pledge to send ALL the refugees to Texas for his/her entire administration, to make up for that state having dodged their humanitarian obligations in this way.

Hey, the Dem candidate in 2020 will get zero of Texas’ electoral votes, so I mean ... fuck ‘em. Why not teach them a lesson?

dinthebeast said...

Spare a thought for all of those bands with gigs this weekend and want to honor Peart's passing and are thinking "OK, what's an easy Rush song we can learn?"

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"employers did pay comparable wages back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, in the dollars of that era"

And then we went and imported 50 million immigrants.

Supply and Demand is a bitch.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

It's amazing how much you liberals will defend Pelosi, Shiff, Nadler, Omar, AOC, Green, Waters, Lee...they are totally ignorant turds. Let's just see if this Dem "brain trust" will comply to be "impeachment House managers" Total political suicide.

Lt. Commander is a no-serving pussy said...

It's amazing that conservatives defend trump, McConnell, Nunez, Gohmert, Guliani.....they are the dumbest most racist asshats ever born. Let's see them defend the witnesses that are confirming the fact trump is guilty as hell. Political suicide.

Anonymous said...

And then we went and imported 50 million immigrants.
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Yeah, should have left all those Irish,Germans, Polish, Yugoslavs where they were.

Anonymous said...

Holy god, can this man be any dumber? First he says he'll bomb cultural sites then some lone adult in his administration tells him it's against the law and he changes his mind. Dumb ass.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/07/politics/donald-trump-iranian-cultural-sites-backtrack/index.html

teh stupid said...

Jezzus, the stupid gets worse. President Dumbass says we'll pull out of Iraq and then 24 hours later he realizes how dumb that is changes his mind. We are soooooooo fucked.

Anonymous said...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/world/iraq-says-it-has-been-informed-by-the-us-military-that-troops-will-be-withdrawn/2020/01/07/0e164b46-30d3-11ea-971b-43bec3ff9860_story.html%3foutputType=amp

mike from iowa said...

Orange County, Calif was the first US county, if memory serves, to have filed for bankruptcy back when it was totally run by stoopid fucking wingnuts.

drumpfuckers will counter they all must have been blah.

Not accepting refugees is un-kristian and likely unconstitutional.

mike from iowa said...

PilotX @ 10:21 PM thanks for the link, bro. Eye opener if I saw one.

mike from iowa said...

NY mayor De Blaio wants Manhattan AG to investigate drumpf's questionable tax filings on certain NY buildings.

drumpf group is accusing De Blasio of using his political office to investigate political rival. If irony was a word a drumpf understood, you could use it right here.

Anonymous said...

“And then we went and imported 50 million immigrants.”

The minimum wage isn’t based on supply and demand.

The presence of immigrants didn’t make the minimum wage stagnate. Republicans CHOSE to make that happen. They refused to approve annual increases along with increases in the cost of living. That was a matter of (elitist) ideology, not “market forces.”

Also, supply of jobs has, in fact, kept pace with demand. For about the billionth time, WE ARE AT FULL EMPLOYMENT. There aren’t hordes of idle people sitting around wishing they could find work because there aren’t enough jobs. There are many reasons why low-end jobs don’t pay a living wage in America. “Too many immigrants” isn’t one of them.

This is just a lie that racists have learned to hide behind, because it sounds better than admitting they want to keep brown people out because they are brown.

Anonymous said...

Virtually none of these jobs bring in less revenue to the business owner than $15/hr.

Oh look, a retard who thinks VALUE ADDED equals REVENUE.  He's never heard of "rent" and "utilities" and "raw materials" and "maintenance", and heaven forbid, "taxes".

The idea that they can’t pay that is ludicrous

The idea that a business operating on a 2% margin can just absorb a 50% wage hike is ludicrous.  Raise your prices?  Your customers go elsewhere.  They may not be ABLE to raise prices if they are part of their franchise agreement.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/average-profit-margin-restaurant-13477.html

it’s a fantasy that there is some been some wave of job losses in response to minimum wage hikes

There's going to be a lot fewer humans in fast-food very soon.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/edrensi/2018/07/11/mcdonalds-says-goodbye-cashiers-hello-kiosks/
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Anonymous said...

“The idea that a business operating on a 2% margin can just absorb a 50% wage hike is ludicrous.”

The idea that large numbers of businesses actually fall into this category is another wingnut lie. Much like the wingnut lie about the “huge” numbers of family-owned businesses allegedly “destroyed” by having to pay estate tax. (Only about 2000 estates in America are even big enough to be subject to estate tax and no businesses are being destroyed.)

But if your business really does fall into this category, if you are making 2% margins while paying a large percentage of your employees a slave wage that has to be topped up by taxpayer-funded welfare so they can survive? Then you are running an unethical, exploitive business! It does not deserve to survive and should fail.

Buh-bye. Your scam is over. Time to find a real job, like the wingnuts are always saying to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Iranian government now admits they mistakenly shot down an airliner, in their panic about possible Trump-ordered attacks on their country.

Supply and Demand said...

"The presence of immigrants didn’t make the minimum wage stagnate. Republicans CHOSE to make that happen."

No one said immigrants are the reason the minimum wage stagnated, the reality is that immigrants are the reason everyone's wages have stagnated and wealth inequality has grown over the past half century.

After the last period of mass immigration in the early 20th century, immigration was virtually halted in the mid-1920s, after which Americans experienced strong wage growth for nearly 50 years.

The steady increase in the labor supply after the 1965 immigration act has caused wages to stagnate since the early 70's:

http://www.alternativeinsight.com/productivity-and-real-wages.jpg

The minimum wage has almost nothing to do with this. In 2017, there were 138.9 million employed people in the US, of which 542,000 made minimum wage, or less than 1% of all workers.

The idea that expanding the labor force by 50 million people has not had an effect on what employers have to pay is ludicrous. It is a lie told to serve the interests of power.

Republicans have been behind this to serve the interests of business, who have an insatiable appetite for cheaper labor. Democrats have pushed this because third world immigrants are a reliable source of votes.

Both parties have pursued policies that have worsened the quality of life of the majority of Americans in their own pursuit of power.

Trump is the first President to address this, and some of the things he has done have resulted in some minor improvement in wages, particularly those at the lower end of the earning scale. However he has been largely corrupted by the traditional GOP establishment he was elected to resist. Here's an interview from two days ago where Laura Ingraham holds his feet to the fire over this betrayal:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1215848646190616577

All of the Democratic primary hopefuls are falling all over themselves in promising who will open the flood gates to more immigrants if elected. Further increasing immigration will reverse the modest gains seen over the past few years and further erode the quality of life for the vast majority of Americans, not just the lowest earners.

We need a moratorium on mass immigration if we want to do something real about the growing wealth inequality in America.

Anonymous said...

Idiotic American politics have gone global. Wealthy British moron flies QAnon flag from his castle.

Anonymous said...

“The minimum wage has almost nothing to do with this.”

Ultra-ultra-wrong.

42% of American workers earn less than $15/hr. Raising the minimum wage to that level nationally would have a dramatic impact on Americans’ earnings. It isn’t some minor adjustment. It would have a massive effect.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/us-job-creation-slowed-under-trump-in-2019-to-the-lowest-growth-in-8-years/

America’s solid job creation continued in December but gains in for 2019 were the lowest in eight years, according to the closely-watched government report released Friday.

After a decade of rising employment, hiring last year slowed notably from the brisk pace seen in 2018: With 2.1 million jobs created, that made 2019 the weakest year since 2011, according to the Labor Department data.

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https://www.factcheck.org/2020/01/trump-takes-undue-credit-for-cancer-progress/

Supply and Demand said...

"42% of American workers earn less than $15/hr. Raising the minimum wage to that level nationally would have a dramatic impact on Americans’ earnings. It isn’t some minor adjustment. It would have a massive effect."

Why so stingy? Why not raise it to $100/hr?

You can't legislate wealth. Employers pay what they have to in order to reap the economic benefit of your labor.

Raising the minimum wage for an expanding labor pool just means more people will not be able to find employment.

If the labor supply is infinite, they don't have to pay you shit.

If the labor supply is finite, employers have to compete for available workers by raising wages.

Wage growth should track productivity growth. The presence of an ever-expanding labor pool allows employers to keep gains in productivity as profits instead of paying workers for their increased output.

mike from iowa said...

Pathological liar drumpf claimed in March of 2018 if he tore up arms deal with Saudi Arabia, 40k Americans would lose jobs. By October of 2018, on consecutive days he claimed the US would lose 400k, 500k, 600k jobs and finished by claiming we would lose over a million jobs.

That alleged 15 billion dollar arms deal wasn't a deal afterall. It was some figures kicked around by both sides that might occur over a ten year period.

mike from iowa said...

Haven't heard about or read about any criticism Fake Noize's Chris Wallace has of drumpf in the past couple weeks. Wonder if he is sleeping with the fishes? He was a regular on actual news sites for a long time.

dinthebeast said...

"Why so stingy? Why not raise it to $100/hr?"

Because, unlike the proven to be workable in case after case $15/hr., that would make no sense, and you're only proposing it to make all minimum wage increases look damaging to businesses, which they are not, as proven again and again when states have raised the minimum wage and haven't suffered ill-effects when compared to neighboring states who did not.

-Doug in Oakland

Kill white men, fuck white women said...

Trump is too illiterate to be able to properly read from a teleprompter.

Supply and Demand said...

"you're only proposing it to make all minimum wage increases look damaging to businesses"

No, I am not. I am proposing it to show how it actually does eliminate jobs. I support raising the minimum wage reasonably, and punishing employers who pay people less than the minimum wage.

But that's not the point. The point is that the minimum wage has a very small effect on overall wages, and if you want to see wages rise, you need to put an end to mass immigration.

Supply and Demand said...

Mass legal and illegal immigration has devastated the lives of working class Americans over the past 50 years

Abuse of H-1B and F-1B Visa Systems is now doing the same thing to American STEM workers:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1215899025074864128

https://twitter.com/i/status/1194086205157019648

https://twitter.com/i/status/1215902764515020800

https://twitter.com/i/status/1194439577504645120

We are being sold down the river by our government for the benefit of the 1%. They'll never stop. They'll keep working their way up the economic ladder until there is no more middle class.

mike from iowa said...

If I was making 7 bucks an hour and hundreds ot thousands of us workers got a raise to 15 bucks an hour, I'd say that would have an effect on wage growth.

Wingnuts want minor gradual increases they hope to be able to head off in the future to protect profiteers in business.

Wingnuts whine about poverty and then do all they can to make sure people stay impoverished. Take away food security and then deny them a living wage. Nice phony phucking kristians in the stoopid fucking wingnut party.

Come on fake news bots and try to convince me people on food stamps don't work. You know you are going to.

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Supply and Demand said...derp.

Columbia Bugle is an extreme right wing, therefore unreliable source of info with the right wing spin on it.

Anonymous said...

"Nice phony phucking kristians in the stoopid fucking wingnut party."

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1216075370451099649/photo/2

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Why so stingy? Why not raise it to $100/hr?

We've been discussing living wages. One doesn't need a hundred dollars an hour to live.


You can't legislate wealth. Employers pay what they have to in order to reap the economic benefit of your labor.


No, most employers pay as little as they can get away with. This is especially true since corporations and conservative rich people successfully broke most of the unions.


Raising the minimum wage for an expanding labor pool just means more people will not be able to find employment.


False: This has been disproven over and over again.
"Raising the federal minimum wage will also stimulate consumer spending, help businesses' bottom lines, and grow the economy. A modest increase would improve worker productivity, and reduce employee turnover and absenteeism. It would also boost the overall economy by generating increased consumer demand.
Raising the Minimum Wage: Good for Workers, Businesses ..."
https://edlabor.house.gov › download › fact-sheet-raising-the-minimum-wag...


1:31 PM

PilotX said...

Rising wages spurs the economy. We are a market based consumer economy and when consumers have more money they spend more money. Conversely when more money goes to the top it stagnates as the wealthy invest more. I know we've been force fed trickle down economics but it doesn't work.

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mike from iowa said...

Nice cop..... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seattle-man-kills-himself-after-officer-falsely-says-he-critically-n1114076

mike from iowa said...

As I was saying, Seattle man had minor fender bender and left the scene. Cops tracked him down and lied to his lady friend a woman was critically in
jured in the fender bender and wanted to contact the man. She later contacted the guy, told him the story and he obsessed over it and then finally killed himself. Nice cops.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/involuntary-celibates-are-an-emerging-domestic-terrorism-threat-texas-warns-of-an-incel-rebellion/

The new domestic terrorists. drumpf lovers all.

Anonymous said...

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Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

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