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Trump uses Hurricane Harvey as cover for dirty deeds.
Posted: 29 August 2017 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Beltane - 29 August 2017 08:09 PM
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Beltane - 29 August 2017 01:32 PM

What’s the problem? The proposed budget cuts haven’t happened and the new FEMA head doesn’t sound bad.

That’s funny others have forced him to stall the cuts - and you are wanting me to give Trump credit for not executing his promised budget cuts yet.

Fascinating how that Trumpteer’s logic works.

LOL Congress has to vote on any budget cuts, and they haven’t yet.

Meanwhile Trump is selling the baseball caps he wears (@ $40.00) while inspecting the National disaster.  It’s nice to be able to make a profit on other people’s misery. But of course he has done this all his life. This is beginning to sound like a real life horror story. I’m sure Trump is well pleased with his TV and Twitter ratings.

If I was religious, I’d quote the bible that the devil comes in many disguises.

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Posted: 30 August 2017 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Write4U - 29 August 2017 10:15 PM
Beltane - 29 August 2017 08:09 PM
Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 29 August 2017 03:29 PM
Beltane - 29 August 2017 01:32 PM

What’s the problem? The proposed budget cuts haven’t happened and the new FEMA head doesn’t sound bad.

That’s funny others have forced him to stall the cuts - and you are wanting me to give Trump credit for not executing his promised budget cuts yet.

Fascinating how that Trumpteer’s logic works.

LOL Congress has to vote on any budget cuts, and they haven’t yet.

Meanwhile Trump is selling the baseball caps he wears (@ $40.00) while inspecting the National disaster.  It’s nice to be able to make a profit on other people’s misery. But of course he has done this all his life. This is beginning to sound like a real life horror story. I’m sure Trump is well pleased with his TV and Twitter ratings.

If I was religious, I’d quote the bible that the devil comes in many disguises.

He not even disguised he just doesn’t give a shit about laws, morals, ethics, you name it.

He still calls Clinton “Crooked” Hillary, but as we’ve seen with his deep connections to the Putin government and his ongoing conflicts of interest while president he’s the most corrupt president the US has ever had.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/08/donald-trump-conflicts-of-interests/508382/

On August 5, the Trump Organization announced a new venture via Twitter: the Trump Estates Park Residences, “a collection of luxury villas with exclusive access to” the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai. The Trump-branded (though not Trump-owned) development is part of the company’s ongoing partnership with the Dubai-based real-estate firm Damac, which has previously made news due to its president Hussain Sajwani’s relationship to the Trump family. Individual units are expected to sell for 2.6 million Emirati dirhams, or roughly $800,000.

As with all of the properties with which the Trump Organization is involved, whether as owner or as licensor, the Trump Estates Park Residences creates a number of conflicts of interest. Whether the Trump Organization receives a portion of the property’s revenues or a flat annual fee in exchange for use of the Trump name (and in this case, that detail isn’t known), the company will be profiting from the villas—which means anyone looking to influence the president can try to do so by purchasing one of them.

The project also further entangles the Trump Organization, and by extension Trump himself, with a foreign government, creating the possibility that unscrupulous officials could attempt to gain some degree of leverage with the president by, say, issuing the property environmental violations or, alternately, turning a blind eye to irregularities in sales proceedings, in the hopes of receiving political favors. And the Trump Estates Park Residences certainly seem to go against the president’s pledge that his company would pursue “no new foreign deals” while he is in office, though the Trump Organization has justified similar projects by arguing that they represented merely the fruition of existing deals.

President Donald Trump still has not taken the necessary steps to distance himself from his businesses while in office. In accordance with a plan that he and one of his lawyers, Sheri Dillon, laid out at a press conference on January 11, Trump has filed paperwork to remove himself from the day-to-day operation of his eponymous organization. However, numerous ethics experts have voiced strenuous objections to the plan, which they say does very little to resolve the issue: As long as Trump continues to profit from his business empire—which he does whether or not he is nominally in charge—they say, the possibility that outside actors will attempt to affect his policies by plumping up his pocketbook will remain very much in play.

He’s turned the White House into Trump Inc., and nazis march in the streets to celebrate… when they’re not driving into crowds of people to kill or shut up those who actually want to take America back from this fraud.

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Posted: 30 August 2017 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Write4U - 29 August 2017 10:15 PM
Beltane - 29 August 2017 08:09 PM
Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 29 August 2017 03:29 PM
Beltane - 29 August 2017 01:32 PM

What’s the problem? The proposed budget cuts haven’t happened and the new FEMA head doesn’t sound bad.

That’s funny others have forced him to stall the cuts - and you are wanting me to give Trump credit for not executing his promised budget cuts yet.

Fascinating how that Trumpiteer’s logic works.

LOL Congress has to vote on any budget cuts, and they haven’t yet.

Meanwhile Trump is selling the baseball caps he wears (@ $40.00) while inspecting the National disaster.  It’s nice to be able to make a profit on other people’s misery. But of course he has done this all his life. This is beginning to sound like a real life horror story. I’m sure Trump is well pleased with his TV and Twitter ratings.

If I was religious, I’d quote the bible that the devil comes in many disguises.

“What a crowd, what a turnout!” Trump visited Texas and forgot to mention Hurricane Harvey’s victims
https://qz.com/1065191/hurricane-harvey-trump-did-a-mini-campaign-rally-in-houston-and-failed-to-express-sympathy-for-flood-victims/
WRITTEN BY Max de Haldevang   8/29/17

Presidential events are often reported on by one journalist picked from among the White House correspondents, whose “pool report” is then shared among the rest of the press corps.
Normally, language in pool reports is brisk, factual, and dispassionate. For this one the pool reporter happened to be from a Texas paper, the Dallas Morning News, and what they heard was apparently enough to prompt a remarkable shift from normal pool custom.

After the briefing, Trump did an impromptu rally type speech in front of a few hundred Trump supporters who somehow managed to know exactly where the president was doing the briefing.
He stood on a raised platform of some type. Couldn’t tell if it was a step ladder or not. But he was not on a truck. Spoke into a microphone.
“I love you, you are special, we’re here to take care of you. It’s going well.”

“What a crowd, what a turnout.”

Reporters heard no mention of the dead, dying or displaced Texans and no expression of sympathy for them. The message was services are coming and Texans will be OK.
“Texas can handle anything,” POTUS said.

“We are going to get you back and operating immediately,” (Trump) told the crowd (well that settles it, no wonder Beltane is such a fan)
(this contradicts the “Long haul” Sen. John Cornyn has publicly discussed and the caveat from FEMA administrator long moments earlier that it’s going to be a slow process).

also

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/even-in-visiting-hurricane-ravaged-texas-trump-keeps-the-focus-on-himself/2017/08/29/3037a4a6-8cc3-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html

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Posted: 30 August 2017 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Dedication to the task at hand - Trump’s celebrity status.  Obsessed narcissists don’t change - why would anyone trust such an intellectual (and humanitarian) midget? 

Beltane can you explain?

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Posted: 30 August 2017 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Beltane regarding that funding confusion, . . .

Petition Urges Congress To Fund FEMA, Not Trump’s Border Wall
President Donald Trump has threatened a government shutdown over funding for the wall, while proposing to cut federal funds for the disaster relief agency.

By Kaeli Subberwal - 08/30/2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/petition-fema-funding-border-wall_us_59a6e5d0e4b084581a14e6d2

... The Care2 petition also criticizes Trump’s proposed cuts to FEMA’s funding.

“This is an absolutely absurd and harmful plan and we can’t let it happen,” the Care2 petition page reads.
In July, House Republicans allocated $1.6 billion for Trump’s wall in their proposed homeland security budget.
Although it still falls well short of what the Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall would cost to construct,
$1.6 billion could make a major difference to the response to Hurricane Harvey, including in funding to FEMA.

In his proposed 2018 budget, Trump suggested a $600 million cut to FEMA’s state and local programs.
The 11 percent reduction from FEMA would make more funding available to the military.

Noting that the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas have been devastating,
the petition page goes on to criticize Trump for threatening a government shutdown if Democrats in Congress do not support funding for the wall.

Next time you brag on Trump can you produce more than assurances, such as some links to substantive information that supports to your assessment.

No doubt there is tons I don’t know about the mechanisms and details of funding progress and such -
so I’m open to any edification you care to offer.
In the interest of constructive dialogue.  grin

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Posted: 30 August 2017 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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AUGUST 29, 2017
EPA says climate scientists trying to ‘politicize’ Texas storm     LOL    smirk    downer
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange-idUSKCN1B92V0

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change and has announced he will pull out of a global pact to combat it. On Aug. 15, days before the Texas storm, (Trump) signed an executive order revoking an Obama-era rule requiring projects built in coastal floodplains that receive federal aid to account for the impacts of sea-level rise.

Climate scientists have said that coastal areas, which have seen a surge in population growth, can expect to grapple with more severe flooding as global temperatures rise.

“There is universal agreement” that global warming will boost rainfall during hurricanes because warmer air holds more moisture, increasing the risk of severe floods, said Kerry Emanuel, atmospheric science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A review manmade global warming has definitely intensified Harvey.  This is the new normal, expect more hits, are we ready?

* Global warming is definitely directly related to that hot Gulf of Mexico waters that fed an explosive intensification of a tropical storm.

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that the atmosphere is holding more moisture and making it available for storm systems such as Harvey to collect and dump.

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that our Jet Stream has gotten weirder and is currently causing the stalling and reversal of Harvey’s northward movement.

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that sea level is rising and thus adding substantially to damaging storm surges.

heck there’s more

1/ Less than two weeks before Hurricane Harvey, Trump rescinded Obama’s coastal flood protections, which required federal, state, and local agencies to take steps to protect infrastructure from flooding caused by climate change. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard aimed to “reduce the risk and cost of future flood disasters” and “help ensure federal projects last as long as intended.” (HuffPost)

2/ House Republicans want to cut almost $1 billion from FEMA’s disaster relief fund, which only has $2.3 billion remaining in its budget. Trump, meanwhile, is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused flooding. The $876 million cut pays for roughly half the cost of Trump’s down payment on the border wall. (Associated Press)http://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=104aa3abb9fec8b4d037ed51d&id=b2bca45dea&e=4c815df4c5

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Posted: 30 August 2017 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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“What a crowd, what a turnout!” Trump visited Texas and forgot to mention Hurricane Harvey’s victims

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“I love you, you are special, we’re here to take care of you. It’s going well.”
“What a crowd, what a turnout.”
Reporters heard no mention of the dead, dying or displaced Texans and no expression of sympathy for them. The message was services are coming and Texans will be OK.
“Texas can handle anything,” POTUS said.
“We are going to get you back and operating immediately,” he told the crowd (this contradicts the “Long haul” Sen. John Cornyn has publicly discussed and the caveat from FEMA administrator long moments earlier that it’s going to be a slow process).

That so many are okay with this clown is what’s truly incredible.

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Posted: 31 August 2017 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 30 August 2017 12:29 PM

Dedication to the task at hand - Trump’s celebrity status.  Obsessed narcissists don’t change - why would anyone trust such an intellectual (and humanitarian) midget? 

Beltane can you explain?

Celebrities are superior to modern politicians in every possible way.

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Posted: 31 August 2017 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Beltane - 31 August 2017 02:17 PM
Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 30 August 2017 12:29 PM

Dedication to the task at hand - Trump’s celebrity status.  Obsessed narcissists don’t change - why would anyone trust such an intellectual (and humanitarian) midget? 

Beltane can you explain?

Celebrities are superior to modern politicians in every possible way.

Well I was curious what kind of substance you possessed.
Thanks for the hint.

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Posted: 31 August 2017 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 30 August 2017 12:44 PM

Beltane regarding that funding confusion, . . .

Petition Urges Congress To Fund FEMA, Not Trump’s Border Wall
President Donald Trump has threatened a government shutdown over funding for the wall, while proposing to cut federal funds for the disaster relief agency.

By Kaeli Subberwal - 08/30/2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/petition-fema-funding-border-wall_us_59a6e5d0e4b084581a14e6d2

... The Care2 petition also criticizes Trump’s proposed cuts to FEMA’s funding.

“This is an absolutely absurd and harmful plan and we can’t let it happen,” the Care2 petition page reads.
In July, House Republicans allocated $1.6 billion for Trump’s wall in their proposed homeland security budget.
Although it still falls well short of what the Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall would cost to construct,
$1.6 billion could make a major difference to the response to Hurricane Harvey, including in funding to FEMA.

In his proposed 2018 budget, Trump suggested a $600 million cut to FEMA’s state and local programs.
The 11 percent reduction from FEMA would make more funding available to the military.

Noting that the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas have been devastating,
the petition page goes on to criticize Trump for threatening a government shutdown if Democrats in Congress do not support funding for the wall.

Next time you brag on Trump can you produce more than assurances, such as some links to substantive information that supports to your assessment.

No doubt there is tons I don’t know about the mechanisms and details of funding progress and such -
so I’m open to any edification you care to offer.
In the interest of constructive dialogue.  grin

What part don’t you get?

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Posted: 31 August 2017 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Beltane - 31 August 2017 02:37 PM

What part don’t you get?

For starters how an intelligent rational thinking person can support a narcissistic habitual liar with the intellectual depth of a cash register.
That would be Mr trump.

Can you offer any insights?


If you feel my assessment is unfair, please point out where I’m wrong using facts from the gold plated trump’s life and actions.

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