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  1. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    Here, naturally, as hamberder refugees
  2. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    Actually, American business has always done well under any administration. It's in our DNA. However, under Trump, he is butchering international trade, which ticks me off. Apart from that, there isn't that much he or any one President can do to damage business long-term.
  3. You're right, he's not your typical President. He's the most narcissistic, ego-centric, self-absorbed blowpipe in Presidential history. He might go solo from the Oval Office, but he will be doing so as a severely wounded animal. He will look ugly bigly.
  4. Oh, yes, he does need the full dog and pony show, especially this fake showboat. Presidents typically use these special events to showcase their power, their influence, and illustrate in bas- relief that the Presidency occupies the ultimate power place in the tripartite system. Walking down the aisle, as the boss, with the obligatory applause and hand shakes, is the ultimate show for any President. This drama queen will be denied his ultimate pleasure.
  5. Welcome to the real world of Washington politics Ronald McDonald. Different ballgame when your party doesn't control both houses of Congress.
  6. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    This POTUS doesn't need a white house chef anyway, remember. His daily meal routine consists of Big Macs, cokes and 5 TVs all tuned to Fox News so he is in hog heaven now.
  7. Yes, but the net effect will be a smaller, weaker, insignificant UK. I suppose that is what Brexiters want as long as it's independent. Anyway, the options to try to remain are getting very slim to non-existent now anyway today after May survived the no confidence vote. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46393399
  8. I suppose Brexiters can be forgiven for thinking that just because the UK is the world's 5th largest economy that that means the UK doesn't need the EU because it is such a large a thriving economy that can function independently? To illustrate to Brexiters just how insignificant this is, let's examine this in terms of the size of economies globally, and most importantly, let's examine steep trends and where the UK is projected to be in 10 years, and in Europe, and see if that's true. The truth is some scary sh!t if you're a Briton. First, don't get too comfy with this idea you are in fifth place. By 2050, the World Economic Forum projects the UK will be down to 10th place. Well, that still seems marginally ok, right? Nope. Because even now, in fifth place, the UK relative economic size is about the size of a pimple on the buttocks of the earth in terms of negotiating power, strength, attractiveness for investment, attractiveness as a global centre. A United Europe, including UK, ranks third in size collectively, where a UK, spun off into oblivion by itself, disappears basically into about 1% of global GDP on its own by 2050. Now, tell me more about all the great trade deals, the proud future of independence and influence this tiny spec will have in the future in the world, let alone in Europe? The EU will go along fine without the UK. Examine the size of the other economies. The UK will sink. Wake up UK and grab a lifeline. Remain. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/worlds-biggest-economies-in-2017/
  9. I don't think so. I think it rather shows that referendum results which cannot reasonably be expected to be enacted within a reasonable period of time may be subject to revisiting. So, in future, let's intelligently find another way to effect massive changes that take many years, and fully expect that knowledge, attitudes and circumstances may change the perspective if referendum items are too long to implement.
  10. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    Maybe not. But I know a big, beautiful, best most impressive and magnanimous burger display in history when I see it. Everything The blowhard touches becomes the bestest.
  11. Your points are well taken. However, as I stated previously, this was never going to be a quick easy exit, and the complexity of it, combined with the misfires by May, the biases in Parliament, and the intervening clarity of the mistake (IMO) means that sometimes older decisions not yet enacted need to be revisited and overturned, and isn't it fair to ask the electorate again? Where is the harm in that. To not do so would be to deny them the benefit of learning from the past two years, and views may have changed. If that 17 million plus voters still feel the same way, let's confirm that, rather than guess at it.
  12. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    Yeah, but Trump's burgers are the biggest, the best, and this is the biggest burger fest ever seen, beautiful and monstrous. A real accomplishment. And...he paid for it himself. Out of his pocket. his own money. Nobody has ever done that, he is the world's first to pay, and this feat will never be matched by anyone ever again, let alone a sitting President.
  13. If twisting my words to attach convenient labels suits you so be it. I proffered a provocative view that democracy is not all its cracked to be meaning that if it is relegated to a non-living set of rigid tenets that do not allow for rapidly changing circumstances it is not workable. The Brexit experience was characterized by clumsy execution and imperfect knowledge. Today we are in possession of more knowledge, and should not be shackled by a referendum that may have been been made obsolete, especially if it means a hard landing. It's easy to take the temperature of the public again with another confirmatory referendum to ensure that's what the public want now, because circumstances have changed, Brexit execution was a disaster, and a hard brexit is worse than no brexit. There is nothing undemocratic about any of this, though it does not serve the function of freezing in time the 2 year old results the brexiters want to achieve, without accounting for changes in the intervening period. That doesn't sound like true democracy to me.
  14. keemapoot

    Donald Trump serves McDonald’s feast after White House chefs walk out

    Trump first tweeted 300 hamburgers. Then minutes later inflated the number to 1000. 1000 beautiful big burgers that I paid for myself! Even the Clemson guests couldn’t keep themselves from snickering at this blowhard. Probably the largest most impressive display of burgers and fries ever seen in history. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  15. Rigid, static, dogmatic democracy not allowing change for changing circumstances while maintaining democratic institutions, is as unproductive as no democracy. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app