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Not sure which is the most disturbing, the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, or the shitstorm in Washington DC.Confused
 
Howling winds are bad enough, but a howling manchild in the Whitehouse...........
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Weather rampage from Atlantic,enough is enough! Evil Smile
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Originally posted by red clay

Not sure which is the most disturbing, the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, or the shitstorm in Washington DC.Confused
 
Howling winds are bad enough, but a howling manchild in the Whitehouse...........


At least yours is looking funny and you don't burn like, you are in hell.  
 


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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2017 at 10:56
No, not yet anyway. But with the nonsense POTUS is kicking up with North Korea, it could be soon.

North Korea, the complete destruction of Puerto Rico and other issues of extreme importance, and he spends 4 days whining about the NFL.

He keeps saying it's disrespecting our country and our flag, and wrapping himself in the cloak of "patriotism", when in fact it's Trump they are protesting. And he doesn't "get it".

The video of Trump hugging the flag almost made me puke. 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2017 at 11:07
Samuel Johnson's famous epigram — “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” — has often been misunderstood as an indictment of patriotism per se. It is not. As Johnson made clear in his 1774 essay, “The Patriot,” he honored the true patriot “whose publick conduct is regulated by one single motive, the love of his country.”

What he objected to was someone who exploited patriotism by “disseminating discontent.” “To instigate the populace with rage beyond the provocation, is to suspend publick happiness, if not to destroy it,” Johnson wrote. “He is no lover of his country, that unnecessarily disturbs its peace. Few errors and few faults of government, can justify an appeal to the rabble.”

Sound like anyone you know? A certain President of the United States, perhaps?

Donald Trump spent all weekend in faux-patriot outcry against football players — many of them African Americans — who have the temerity to kneel when the national anthem is played to protest the sins of America. In a speech in Alabama, followed by a series of tweets, the President demanded that any “son of a bitch” who “disrespects our flag” either be fired or suspended. For good measure, after basketball superstar Stephen Curry indicated he didn’t want to come to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship, Trump disinvited the whole team.

By weekend’s end, Trump was being rebuked by everyone from LeBron James to the owners of most NFL teams. He even goaded more footballers to kneel during the anthem. Others chose to lock arms with fellow players in protest, while some teams simply stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

Trump is precisely the kind of false patriot that Johnson was denouncing — one who uses charges of disloyalty to divide the populace and promote his own power. His declaration of a culture war comes at a particularly convenient time, while he is on the verge of losing another fight over the repeal of Obamacare and suffering the embarrassment of his cabinet members’ profligate use of private aircraft.

Castigating supposedly disloyal Americans, especially African Americans, plays to his white, working-class base and changes the subject. But even if — maybe especially if — it’s smart politically, what he is doing is morally repugnant.


I am one of those who was critical of Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” because I thought it was disrespectful of all those who have shed their blood so that we may be free. But it never occurred to me to suggest that he should be fired for his protest. That the President of the United States is suggesting such a thing is sinister and dangerous, all the more so after the White House demanded that ESPN fire an African-American anchor who denounced the President as a “white supremacist.”
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2017 at 11:37
Trump made the reason for his fight with the NFL clear on Sunday. The President is attempting to hide behind the flag to dodge the growing darkness of the Russia scandal.

The president picked the fight with the protesting NFL players because he thinks that he can make himself look like a patriot who is defending the flag by condemning their freedom of speech. When Trump does something bizarre, and out of the blue it is usually because he is trying to inoculate himself from bad news that is about to drop.

Judging from Trump’s behavior, the bad news is related to Russia. The one consistency with Trump since his rise into national politics is that he always wraps his un-American behavior in pro-American slogans. As Trump was running around the country promising to make America great, there is mounting evidence that his campaign was in communication with Putin and Russia.

While Trump promises to bring jobs back to America, his own company gave the contract to construct a new golf course to a company owned by the Chinese government. These contradictions are not coincidences.

The Russia scandal is looming over Trump’s presidency. Putin’s shadow follows this president wherever he goes. From the moment that he took office, the Russia scandal has paralyzed Trump, and the tighter he tries to wrap the flag around himself, the worse the news about the scandal is going to be.

Trump’s attacks on the NFL are not just a distraction. They are also a preemptive self-defense.

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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2017 at 03:26
Next move of Trump: New Las Vegas NFL's stadium from 'Ballers' will belong to Trump!Copernicus will be ahead of team.

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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Sep-2017 at 02:44
I will remind you about well known phenomenon in my country(and probably many countries in the former Socialist& Eastern world).Once we have compared good,better,best now we are happy if it is bad cause two others are often present: worse and worst or catastrophically. Trap of inverse graduation phenomenon.
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