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Started by GreenFuture on 11-Jan-2017 20:26:20
The Presidency Of Donald J Trump (A "Coz It's So Important" UK News Thread)

I'm not going to post specific incidents / events in OP because it's so fast moving.

He's not even in the role yet and it's already a jawdropping mix of comedy and horror.

If mods want to delete the thread for obvious reasons then that's fine, but I'd like the distinctive character and relative business of some threads in this folder to be applied to the weirdness that lies ahead.


Stillife - 11 Jan 2017 20:28:03 (#1 of 2529)

We need a Trump folder

GreenFuture - 11 Jan 2017 20:30:36 (#2 of 2529)

One of todays mains stories, true or not, is the whole "watersportsgate" thing.

Apt to a UK theme, we can declare Trump an amateur in the field of sexual oddities till he has at least indulged in oral copulation with a dead farmyard animal.

zardoz - 11 Jan 2017 20:32:41 (#3 of 2529)

The Daily Mash already made that joke

GreenFuture - 11 Jan 2017 20:34:44 (#4 of 2529)

I could, if arsed, show from my Twitter feed and the release of that Mash item, that I got there first. on the other hand, it's rather an obvious line to go down.

solomongursky - 11 Jan 2017 20:35:02 (#5 of 2529)

Is it still Golden Showers if it doesn't go on you? I thought you had to be under the shower.

breakfastmeansbreakfast - 11 Jan 2017 20:36:14 (#6 of 2529)

Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States.

It's a funny old world isn't it?

PolishMark - 11 Jan 2017 20:36:34 (#7 of 2529)

Trump has achieved something I thought was impossible. He's making me think fondly about Dubya's eight years in the White House.

GreenFuture - 11 Jan 2017 20:38:13 (#8 of 2529)


I was bibbling to Tangent only last night that the tenure of Shrub was mercifully low key prior to 911.

solomongursky - 11 Jan 2017 20:38:57 (#9 of 2529)

Trump has achieved something I thought was impossible.

Made paying prostitutes to urinate on a bed sound sleazy.

Brunothecat - 11 Jan 2017 20:39:52 (#10 of 2529)

He's making me think fondly about Dubya's eight years in the White House.

I wouldn't go that far yet, although it may come to it. Trump could still turn out to be 90% hot air and bluster and actually do rather less than all the noise he makes doing it suggests.

widenation - 11 Jan 2017 20:40:38 (#11 of 2529)

Interesting that Ladbrokes have Obama to still be sitting president 1st Feb at only 5/1. You'd expect this to be very, very long odds - not that the bookies have got any of their political shit correct recently.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2017 20:44:24 (#12 of 2529)

Do not the secret service have some protocol to prevent a berserker getting hold of the nuclear codes? I hope so.

breakfastmeansbreakfast - 11 Jan 2017 20:44:57 (#13 of 2529)

Apparently not.

PolishMark - 11 Jan 2017 20:45:57 (#14 of 2529)

Bush and his enablers were varying degrees of muddle-headed and venal free-market ideologues, but at least there was an underlying rationale behind what they were doing. Trump just appears to be winging everything.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2017 20:47:54 (#15 of 2529)

Trump just appears to be winging everything.

He was bragging how being POTUS is only a part-time job and he could easily run the Trump Organisation at the same time.

PolishMark - 11 Jan 2017 20:48:30 (#16 of 2529)

Do not the secret service have some protocol to prevent a berserker getting hold of the nuclear codes? I hope so.


In theory, if a majority of the cabinet think that a President has essentially gone mad they can have him removed, and the VP sworn in. So if Trump decided one day, apropos of nothing to nuke Namibia, it might be grounds to have him removed before he could give the final command.

Of course, that all assumes a Trump cabinet would be full of rational actors.

Tripos - 11 Jan 2017 20:51:20 (#17 of 2529)

Indeed. I'm not sure swearing in the VP would provide much solace.

TinyMcOtter - 11 Jan 2017 20:57:03 (#18 of 2529)

Trump is bonkers, but might, if we are lucky, end up actually doing sod all.

Pence and the fraternity of Adams family mutants that he's appointing around him are far more dangerous.

lapsedcat - 11 Jan 2017 20:59:10 (#19 of 2529)

Yep, from what I've read I'm inclined to agree.

GreenFuture - 11 Jan 2017 21:04:16 (#20 of 2529)

Me too. A vile VP has long been said to be good insurance against being bumped off.

I am curious to see the rate of de-conversion to Trump fandom among some of the conspiranoids. Now, to be fair - some saw through him all along. But quite a few have only pretended they did since he got elected and quite a few are still on side. It can't last. It's bizarre that people who have frothed about the New World Order for so long could really back someone who has surrounded himself with militarists, corporatists and nepotist links. The laughable Alex Jones is, presumbably, especially in for a fall. Their Trumpdrool was fuelled by hate for Clinton (often justified) and the stonecold doublethink lie about anti-elitism and blah.

trump is the model of the fake alternative, hugely promoted by the establishment even before he formerly announced his candidacy.

One of the conspiranoids favourite topics is Hegelian Dialectics, not least because it sounds clever. And here they are walking into exactly such a trap.

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