"And to make it worse, we have a president-elect who appears to spend most of his spare time watching television and reacting to it on Twitter. In the past few days, he's spent every spare moment criticizing the media, insulting individual reporters, and baselessly claiming that millions of votes were cast illegally."
"but doesn't miss a night (or morning) of CNN or Fox News, a man whose byzantine world-wide business connections will present daily conflict-of-interest potential, and a man whose mental stability is clearly questionable."
Neither of these is defensible or acceptable from someone who likely has never met the man. Who probably stays current with their news knowledge from the "Daily show".
Additionally, to GM - Trump has spent $7,000/job for Carrier before he has even entered office; Obama spent $9,133.33 per job for GM once he was in office. Trump is ahead ...
@datguy ... really do not enjoy reading and explaining the article for someone else, but here goes:
Lie #1 - "And to make it worse, we have a president-elect who appears to spend most of his spare time watching television and reacting to it on Twitter".
Lie #2 - a man whose byzantine world-wide business connections will present daily conflict-of-interest potential".
Now, to your GM comment - Trump is still ahead of Obama by 1,000 jobs (TRUMP NOT IN OFFICE YET). Plus, Obama used $9,133.33 per job saved at GM versus Trump using $7,000.00 per job. So, let's compare - Obama used $13.7 billion to save 1.5 million jobs while in office and Trump used $7 million to save 1,000 jobs before he even got in office. Trump is ahead on the scorecard ....
@mike, I see you are still on this thread. Great...so again, please show a single lie Bruce told. It should be easy, you said there was more than one.
About your other new fact regarding Solyndra. Solyndra was one of many investmemts. The most notabke being the saving of hundreds of thousands of jobs at GM. Darn good investment!
This is a difficult one for me. Generally, I believe the majority should rule, but what would that mean? I mean, has the majorities wishes mostly been done/followed in this country? I mean - the majority wants a lot of things that may not be good for the country .... difficult ...
I shutter to think that NYC, Miami, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and maybe a few more towns decide what happens in this country.
States should have "representative" input to the leadership of this country. What that "representation" is debatable - land mass? GDP? ..... it's interesting ...
@ nobody - Hyperbole? Which part? Trump or the good things these fine organizations do? Who decides which part is hyperbole? Let me return the focus to the article in question versus the personal biases so many seem to have here - The author shamed these fine, hard working people by injecting his negative bias, enhancing his views without evidence, towards the next president of the US of A before he takes office.
Oh, and to others concerning the money used to save jobs - Let me see - Trump uses $7 million for Carrier and keeps 1,000 jobs. Obama uses how much? $535+ million to Solyndra and loses all the jobs? So, Trump is ahead 1,000 jobs and up $542+ million over Obama. And, he isn't even in office yet ...
I'm pretty sure the point being made by "questioning drumpf's mental stability" is that he has done, and continues to do, things that make him seem a little unhinged. Going on Twitter rants is not normal senior citizen behavior. Mocking the disabled is not normal behavior. Talking about grabbing pussies (on a job - a professional environment) with a stranger is not normal behavior.
Sadly, I think you are right.
I will pause now to joyfully contemplate the wondrous Ms Welch butt-nekkid.
This may take a few days.
Sorry, I don't think Ms Welch would put up with a pussy grabber. Donald would have to put one stump on the bible or raise one in the air.
I think that y'all may have misunderstood "nobody". I believe that "nobody" means to say that Bruce Van Wyn Garden's opinions should be taken as fact free.
California has 13,773,549 voters so far deciding 55 electors. That is 1 elector per 250,428 voters.
Tennessee had 2,457.017 voters for 11 electors. That is 1 elector per 225,002 voters.
Wyoming had 258,788 voters for 3 electors. That is 1 elector per 86,263 voters.
So it takes almost 3 voters in Tennessee to equal 1 voter in Wyoming based on impact from Electoral College.
Why should people in Wyoming have 3 times the voting strength as people in Tennessee?
I have more faith in fruit trees than politicians.
Tell me more about that butt-nekkid stuff. Any way you can work Rachel Welch into that conversation?
LoveBC, have you reviewed all of Cohen's efforts or just the one's chronicled in your favorite media?
Secondly what would you have your fantasy congressman do to benefit the majority of his or her constituents?
Well Frunkbrs, and all this congressional experience has been put to good use raising the national debt.
The number one skill a congressman has to have is raising money. With money raising comes quid pro quos. Gerry Spence, the Jackson Hole attorney opined that one of the best investments one could make is buying a congressman. He said the cost is $15,000, or the cost of a used Mercedes.
Back to Cohen, I see him doing rah-rah stuff like trying to remove J. Edgar's name off the FBI building, the end to the electoral college, condemning the shooting of Travon in Florida, etc. But most of the 9th is in dire straits. Crime is way out of control in south Memphis as well as poverty. Things are not getting better.
If the price to entry was not so dear, maybe, just maybe we could get someone in the 9th that isn't infected with Beltway Fever.
I think what Bruce may be saying is that the Emperor is Developmentally butt nekkid.
I got your meaning all right.
Did you get mine?
What I do in private conversation and what an editor, who one presumes wants his readers to believe he is publishing the truth, does when publishing in a newspaper are entirely different things.
But perhaps you can explain the point, without hyperbole, that Bruce was trying to make by questioning Trump's mental stability?
"The data clearly shows that African-American males between the ages of 19 and 29 represent more than half of both the victims and perpetrators of our homicides"
How much more than half?
With faith like yours most fruit tree farmers would be out of business.
Politicians would never say anything negative about anybody's children. Even drumpf wouldn't stoop that low. (well, unless the child was a fat woman). To do so would make them look like a monster.
Of course the entire Letter from the Editor is not hyperbole. But hyperbole was used to make a point. Have you never used hyperbole to make a point? Did you really not understand my meaning?
@Clyde, Jill Stein has asked for a recount. NO republican has asked for a recount in CA. Have they asked? No. Why not? Since they don't believe there is any there. Have they sued? No. Why not? Since there's no merit.
Don't deflect, Republicans are saying there's no fraud - by doing nothing.
The Letter from the Editor is hyperbole?
I didn't know that Bruce meant to be the case.
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