Trump’s USA today – Sunday

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  1. Gezza

     /  February 5, 2017

    Surprise, surprise – the DOTUS wants to direct all three branches of government…

    Worth it’s own post: https://yournz.org/2017/02/05/trump-versus-federal-judge/

  2. Conspiratoor

     /  February 5, 2017

    Reagan Redux?

    “It’s 2021, and president Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. He rests heavily on his daughter Ivanka’s arm during his infrequent public appearances.

    Fortunately for him, he did not need to campaign hard for reelection. His has been a popular presidency: Big tax cuts, big spending, and big deficits have worked their familiar expansive magic. Wages have grown strongly in the Trump years, especially for men without a college degree, even if rising inflation is beginning to bite into the gains. The president’s supporters credit his restrictive immigration policies and his TrumpWorks infrastructure program.

    Allegations of fraud and self-dealing in the TrumpWorks program, and elsewhere, have likewise been shrugged off. The president regularly tweets out news of factory openings and big hiring announcements: “I’m bringing back your jobs,” he has said over and over. Voters seem to have believed him—and are grateful.

    The business community learned its lesson early. “You work for me, you don’t criticize me,” the president was reported to have told one major federal contractor, after knocking billions off …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/how-to-build-an-autocracy/513872/

  3. Stephen Bannon’s role in the White House is becoming increasingly controversial.

  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  February 5, 2017

    Early warning signs of fascism – courtesy US Holocaust Museum…The warning includes ‘rampant sexism, obsession with national security, corporate power protected and rampant cronyism and corruption’ among tell-tale signs of a fascist takeover.

    There’s an eerily familiar ring about these signs…

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  February 5, 2017

      You should come with a Godwin warning, Joe. Early warning signs of TDS rather.

      • Gezza

         /  February 5, 2017

        It mightn’t be a bad idea to get your GP to refer you to a psychologist for an assessment of the impacts of your own increasing symptoms of TBS, Alan. 😳

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  February 5, 2017

          Your misdiagnosis is serious, G. The TDSEF is euphoric without being addictive. It does seem to generate an amount of envy though.

          • Gezza

             /  February 5, 2017

            The worse the other TBS symptoms get, the stronger the denial one presents itself Al. Apparently sufferers start insistently inventing more & more bizarre reasons why the dreadful things Trump does & says are actually quite harmless or even benign, that he’s just ” misunderstood”, and that those rightly expressing concern suffer from (fictional) TDS. 😳

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  February 5, 2017

              Come off it, G. The symptom of TDS is that it mutates Godwins Law into “The probability of online discussion involving Trump exceeding one comment before invoking a comparison to Hitler approaches zero”.

          • Gezza

             /  February 5, 2017

            I rest my case, Your Grace. 🤗

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  February 5, 2017

              Best thing to do when it gets too heavy for you, G.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 5, 2017

    As I said earlier, the war on ISIS will be primarily a cyberwar supplemented by physical attacks on their strongholds:

  6. Zedd

     /  February 5, 2017

    I watched the Docu-drama ‘Frost/Nixon’ last evening on Maori-TV. Based on actual events/interviews after Nixon was impeached.

    The telling line, from Nixon ‘If the President does it, its legitimate/not illegal’ (paraphrase)

    early echoes, of this from Mr T. ?? :/

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 5, 2017

      I remember the papers here having a wonderful time with headlines about the buggers in the White House. Never again has there been such a golden opportunity for double entendre.

      • Zedd

         /  February 5, 2017

        Yes & they say; If you dont learn from the mistakes of the past, you are doomed to repeat them.. ‘what goes around comes around !’ 😀

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  February 5, 2017

          I fear that most of us make the same mistakes again and again. Look at people who are married to the bitch/bastard from Hell-and when death or divorce frees them, guess who their next partner is, as often as not…

          The buggers headlines were blimmin funny.