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malaise

(272,154 posts)
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 07:01 AM Jan 2018

Meanwhile Willie Nelson has a message for those heading to Mar-a-Lago

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/19/trump-anniversary-president-protests
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Tickets start at $100,000 a pair for president’s glitzy celebration

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on a trip to Pennsylvania on Thursday. On Friday, Trump was to become the first sitting president to address the March for Life.

Donald Trump will host a lavish celebration of his first year as US president at his private estate in Florida on Saturday, with tickets starting at $100,000 a pair, even as thousands of women take to the streets to protest against his divisive leadership.
Trump is 'obsessed' and 'terrified' of sharks – but his fears are excessive
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Trump had been due to depart Washington on Friday but postponed the trip for a day as the government stood on the brink of its first shutdown since 2013. Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill were locked in a stalemate over a funding agreement on immigration, the military and other issues.

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Meanwhile Willie Nelson has a message for those heading to Mar-a-Lago (Original Post) malaise Jan 2018 OP
NYT underpants Jan 2018 #1
Think of the infrastructure that could have been fixed with the malaise Jan 2018 #7
It was pointed out in the article Mc Mike Jan 2018 #2
Because that mattered to them more than anything else malaise Jan 2018 #6
And their flunky fool followers can celebrate their 'victory' Mc Mike Jan 2018 #9
Dems to ReTHUGs -We're Not Gonna Take It malaise Jan 2018 #10
Nothing today in Pittsburgh. Going tomorrow, though. Solidarity. Mc Mike Jan 2018 #11
And 30 years later this still resonates BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #24
Yes indeed malaise Jan 2018 #25
CLASSIC BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #26
Yes - great song. malaise Jan 2018 #27
That's because he doesn't want to welcome BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #28
"Talking about infrastructure is fantasy." BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #13
We're scoring Ds and Fs on our infrastructure ratings. Mc Mike Jan 2018 #15
Yup BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #16
I remember a Tom Tomorrow cartoon from the li'l bush days Mc Mike Jan 2018 #19
Most corrupt and failing 3rd world countries have crumbling infrastructure Farmer-Rick Jan 2018 #21
He's a wanna be tinpot dictator. Mc Mike Jan 2018 #22
I'm just glad that some stuff got fixed under Obama with ARRA (the "stimulus"), i.e., BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #23
Repub infrastructure plans involve selling it off... Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #35
The privatization of the highways was also on their agenda for the legislation. BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #36
Theme suggestion for marches & protests: Sharks with sherrif badges saying Mueller. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #3
Most excellent malaise Jan 2018 #5
Willie Nelson music for breakfast is a first here and it works. Thank You IADEMO2004 Jan 2018 #4
One more just for you -Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) malaise Jan 2018 #8
My sons replayed to death the VHS of this. When their Mom was out of the house. True Classic IADEMO2004 Jan 2018 #12
Ha - a real classic malaise Jan 2018 #17
And the distaff BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #14
Great one - I posted this one upthread but it's worth adding the link malaise Jan 2018 #18
For attendees: Youre bribing the president sharedvalues Jan 2018 #20
The lovely Ms. Lesley Gore would like to weigh in, as well. Dave Starsky Jan 2018 #29
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! That was almost my first selection malaise Jan 2018 #30
I was just thinking of Willie Nelson. Hugin Jan 2018 #31
That is so fabulous - you were doing way more than thinking of him malaise Jan 2018 #32
TY. Hugin Jan 2018 #33
K&R... spanone Jan 2018 #34
Big Fucking Shark Behind You! frogmarch Jan 2018 #37
The great white racist liar is afraid of sharks malaise Jan 2018 #38

underpants

(184,076 posts)
1. NYT
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 07:28 AM
Jan 2018

Officials said Mr. Trump may travel on Air Force One to carry out his constitutional responsibilities, including a planned trip next week to Davos, Switzerland. But it was unclear whether trips to Mar-a-Lago — his exclusive club in Palm Beach, Fla. — such as the one he had planned for this weekend, would fall into that category.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/us/politics/senate-showdown-government-shutdown-trump.html

malaise

(272,154 posts)
7. Think of the infrastructure that could have been fixed with the
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 08:53 AM
Jan 2018

cost of the number of flights to his resorts.

Mc Mike

(9,124 posts)
2. It was pointed out in the article
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 08:36 AM
Jan 2018

that

"Trump’s singular major legislative achievement has been a sweeping tax cut that Democrats say will benefit the rich and hurt the middle class. Blumenthal added: “He has one accomplishment which is the tax cut. He achieved that with complete party control of both houses of Congress. Talking about infrastructure is fantasy. We have reached the end of Trump’s legislative record, more or less.” "

Funny how the repugs could get that done, but can't keep the government from shutting down.

Mc Mike

(9,124 posts)
9. And their flunky fool followers can celebrate their 'victory'
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:02 AM
Jan 2018

and pretend, at the exact same time, to be all outraged about how the 'Dems shut down the gov'.

Double think, cognitive dissonance, openly lying about their opponents -- to their opponents -- with the most transparently obvious lies.

Fuck them.

malaise

(272,154 posts)
27. Yes - great song.
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 10:31 AM
Jan 2018

Meanwhile the Statue of Liberty is closed - can you think of a better metaphor for Groper Don the Con's first year anniversary. What a fugging loser!!!

BumRushDaShow

(134,143 posts)
28. That's because he doesn't want to welcome
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 10:37 AM
Jan 2018

the tired or poor or huddled masses. Just the wealthy, preferably white, who would be willing to put his name on their buildings.

BumRushDaShow

(134,143 posts)
13. "Talking about infrastructure is fantasy."
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:29 AM
Jan 2018

From what I gather, the "infrastructure" legislation discussions were not revolving around actually CREATING or REPAIRING any "infrastructure" but was more along the lines of the same old tired GOP mantra of - "getting rid of 'red tape' and regulations", with maybe a little tossed in to repair some roads.

Mc Mike

(9,124 posts)
15. We're scoring Ds and Fs on our infrastructure ratings.
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:41 AM
Jan 2018

Functionally obsolete, dangerously structurally deficient scores. While the maggots scream 'maga!'

BumRushDaShow

(134,143 posts)
16. Yup
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:45 AM
Jan 2018

One can easily envision a beat-up pickup truck with a Confederate flag on the rear window and yahoos yellin "MAGA" while crossing over a highway on a defective overpass that collapses underneath of them.

Mc Mike

(9,124 posts)
19. I remember a Tom Tomorrow cartoon from the li'l bush days
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:53 AM
Jan 2018

where his fans put on their 'we make our own reality freedom blinder glasses', then one of them wanders out into traffic.

I told one of the repug's braindead fans at work he was shooting himself in the foot by backing the repugs, but it was like he was putting his foot over mine, then shooting himself in the foot. Then I changed it to 'no, it's like you're shooting yourself in the head, but first you're grabbing my head and hugging it to yours, then shooting yourself.'

Too bad these mo mo s can't just go and self immolate, and leave the rest of the country alone.

Farmer-Rick

(10,670 posts)
21. Most corrupt and failing 3rd world countries have crumbling infrastructure
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 10:05 AM
Jan 2018

And now so do we.

Where is the wealth of our nation? In the hands of about 200 people. Thanks capitalism.

BumRushDaShow

(134,143 posts)
23. I'm just glad that some stuff got fixed under Obama with ARRA (the "stimulus"), i.e.,
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 10:16 AM
Jan 2018

the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act".

But with the weather being so extreme since then, I expect even the stuff that was repaired and replaced needs to be repaired and replaced again, let alone the stuff that never got done.

Wounded Bear

(59,405 posts)
35. Repub infrastructure plans involve selling it off...
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 11:52 AM
Jan 2018

at wholesale prices. Think way more toll roads and bridges, etc.

malaise

(272,154 posts)
8. One more just for you -Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 08:57 AM
Jan 2018


This is a classic

Hugin

(33,713 posts)
31. I was just thinking of Willie Nelson.
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 11:07 AM
Jan 2018

Like minds and all of that, malaise.

Here we are... AGAIN.

Seems to be a way of life with the Sh le Republicans running everything.

Old song, new words.

Sung to the tune of "On the Road Again"

"Off the Rails Again"
with profound apologies to: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

Off the rails again
I just can't wait to get to the polls again
The life I love is torn away from me and my friends
And I can't wait to get to the polls again
Off the rails again
Goin' places that I've never wanted
Seein' things that I never want to see again
And I can't wait to get to the polls again
Here we go, off the rails again
Like a band of Gypsies we get dragged down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world start turnin' our way
And their way is off the rails again
I just can't wait to get to the polls again
The life I love is torn away from me and my friends
And I can't wait to get to the polls again, break free
And I can't wait to get to the polls again.


Well, you get the idea.

frogmarch

(12,194 posts)
37. Big Fucking Shark Behind You!
Sat Jan 20, 2018, 12:11 PM
Jan 2018

If I'm ever at a trump speech, I'll show him this divers' hand signal. (I like that my last name in Dutch means shark. )


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