53 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

    1. Listrade

      Some good old fashioned SEO from the times with that article. Article about how Ireland and EU isn’t that bad and some positivity, tags for article “Stalin” “Hitler” “Putin” “Trump”.

  1. Increasing Displacement

    Amazing all this anti-Trump stuff and not one shred of hard evidence show.
    I’m not a supporter or anything but still.

      1. Clampers Outside!

        Ah stop that, he did in his Barney, the truth was broken decades ago.

        It became official when the US, under the democrats, the NDAA gave permission to it’s govt to legally propagandise the media at home and abroad in 2012.

    1. Nigel

      Hang on, almost every headline up there directly refers to stuff he said or did at the press conference, except for the Irish poll and the guy who compiled the dossier being named. So unless your idea of hard evidence doesn’t include stuff Trump said and did in front of witnesses and cameras, or polls, or people’s names…

      1. Anne

        +1

        He acted like a tyrant. I can’t see him lasting the 4 years. He’s too compromised. Apparently he has ownership of about 500 companies in countries around the world. Too much conflict of interest, particularly with Russia.

        1. Nigel

          That’s the common wisdom, but if the Republicans couldn’t be bothered to enforce that silly old ethical stuff now when it actually matters I’m not sure when they’re going to do it. Having said that, most predictions are off the table. Anything could happen now, most of them horrible.

        2. DubLoony

          Its a question of how he goes at this stage.
          And can they make it look like an accident.

          He’ll be either be subjected to amendment 25, go certifiably insane,impeached, have a heart attack or have a troubled military veteran take a shot at him who is then dispatched by secret service a la manchurian candidate.

        3. Nigel

          Yeah, pick your insane conspiracy thriller for possible resolutions! Manchurian Candidate? Parallax View? Winter Kills?

          1. Kieran NYC

            Trump has said that Ivanka being his daughter is the only thing that’s stopped him trying to date her, so…

    1. Brother Barnabas

      No evidence to suggest it as of yet, but there might be a steamy romp involving Ivanka and Melania together in the back of a limo during which Ivanka, in the early moments, protests meekly that “this isn’t right” but Melania narrows her eyes and forces the matter and then the floodgates open and it gets more intense by the second. And then the limo driver joins in. No evidence as I said but such footage may exist.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          Not surprising given your accusation in comments without any basis but your own snowflake level of interpretation which is idiotic.

          Proof?
          Your comment, this response to *slow clap*, is an example of that total inability to interpret others comments, and a display of your own stupidity is frankly, a case in point… “Not surprising given your hatred of women”

          Slowclap – a form of heckling, a mockery of the comment before it. A comment that wishes ill on an individual, in this case, a woman, which I have condemned.

          While you think that condemnation is wrong…. because you just showed your self up to be the sexist while trying to paint me as one… LOL!

          * stands up to slow clap the sexist blundering of a troll looking for a fight but too thick to understand what ‘slow clap’ means *

          1. Clampers Outside!

            LOL! Like you even deserve a straight answer Taanentless The Ineffective…. But I’ll humour you a little because you’ve clearly displayed that you are not too bright pet.

            “Your hatred of women wasn’t denied” because leveling an accusation to get yourself out of a position you created is pathetic, because you are pathetic, because you are a sad Troll who thinks leveling an accusation is a form of discussion.
            No, it’s not, it’s what virtue signalling idiots do when they don’t have a point… or in this case, completely misinterpret what was written. So you resort to name calling…. go away Taanentless The Ineffective, you’re a very sad little man/woman

  2. DubLoony

    Trump’s press conference achieved what it set out to do.
    There were hearings yesterday for his appointees and they were grilled on their attitudes.
    Media and conversation is all about the orange lunatic but the real story was in Washington.

    I was trying to reduce my Trump news intake, can’t stomach the man. but the conference yesterday was pure car crash TV.

      1. Vote Rep #1

        A lot of people in america seemingly do not know that the ACA is Obamacare. Hence the massive support in people who would be benefiting from Obamacare wanting it gone.

      2. Nigel

        Honestly don’t know if I want that to be true or not. Even if it isn’t true, it works as a metaphor for people setting out to utterly destroy themselves.

      3. Listrade

        That late night voting session was even more interesting as it voted down the key things Trump (allegedly) wants to retain: non-refusal for existing condition and extension of kids on their parent’s policy.

        Might be their last powerplay before Trump in office.

          1. Listrade

            Maybe. The ACA bit seems to be a GOP policy more than a Trump one. It’s certainly one of the few topics he sticks to the script on and only ever talks about using the “party” language when he’s usually a bit more…umm…candid…on other issues and less tied by party scripts.

        1. Nigel

          A lot of people with sick kids now uncertain about the future of their treatments. Likewise people with pre-existing conditions. It’s heartbreaking.
          .

          1. Anne

            Yeah. Awful. The Republicans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, with nothing to replace it. Millions will end up screwed.

            Did you know insurance companies can refuse you here if you have a pre-existing condition? In the U.S. currently, they can’t do that, but here they can.

          2. Nigel

            Yeah, it’s why insurance, though all well and good if you can afford it, is such a terrible method of social health care provision.

    1. Anne

      +1

      McConnell is rushing through the hearings even though those Trump has picked haven’t submitted their financial interests.

      There’s all sorts of conflicts of interests with his hand picked billionaire buddies.

      1. Owen

        Yes, but is it a bad thing?

        Trump will be impeached within 18mths for fraudulent activity, or removing a competitive market, or something of that kind. And his cabinet selection supports this. But also, it is exactly what the republicans want, and are playing for. They want Pence in. He is the pro-religion, pro-gun, anti thinking nut job they want. He is essentially Mitt Romney. At noon on the 20th Pence is sworn in. After that, everyone will do all they can to get Trump out.

        So, its a sexist Tyrant for 18 months, and then a religious bigot for 6yrs.

          1. Owen

            Yes. The republicans are rich enough to make it happen. They got a Bush in there for 12 years.

            Oh, also….. did you see any of the above headlines? They voted for Trump.

          2. Nigel

            The CRA repealed, redistricting and gerrymandering all over the place and a media that seems increasingly craven and unwilling to be adversarial – it’s possible.

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