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(Huffington Post)   Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Budget Will Make America Weak, Sick & Stupid. Obvious tag is really getting a workout this morning   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 12:50:28 PM  
In other words, the budget will do what Trump wants it to do.
 
2017-03-20 01:12:43 PM  
I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.
 
2017-03-20 01:40:44 PM  
Outrageous! I demand the "fat, drunk, and stupid" budget
 
2017-03-20 01:44:35 PM  

whither_apophis: Outrageous! I demand the "fat, drunk, and stupid" budget


With Trump gutting regulations, you can be sure the ones regulating sugar and fat content and such will be axed, ensuring a much larger population.  Same number of people, just larger.  They're easier to count that way, and the furrin ones can't run away from ICE.
 
2017-03-20 01:47:34 PM  

quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.


Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.
 
2017-03-20 01:55:00 PM  

Psychopusher: whither_apophis: Outrageous! I demand the "fat, drunk, and stupid" budget

With Trump gutting regulations, you can be sure the ones regulating sugar and fat content and such will be axed, ensuring a much larger population.  Same number of people, just larger.  They're easier to count that way, and the furrin ones can't run away from ICE.


Time to buy stock in Hoverounds and insulin making companies.
 
2017-03-20 01:57:03 PM  
It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.
 
2017-03-20 01:57:21 PM  

whither_apophis: Psychopusher: whither_apophis: Outrageous! I demand the "fat, drunk, and stupid" budget

With Trump gutting regulations, you can be sure the ones regulating sugar and fat content and such will be axed, ensuring a much larger population.  Same number of people, just larger.  They're easier to count that way, and the furrin ones can't run away from ICE.

Time to buy stock in Hoverounds and insulin making companies.


No hover around sin Russia.

 🇷🇺
 
2017-03-20 01:57:35 PM  
Why does Trump hate Americans?
 
2017-03-20 01:57:52 PM  
Stupid is the cause of the Trump budget, not the effect.
 
2017-03-20 01:59:00 PM  
Somehow America let Trump become president.

We're already weak, sick and stupid. His budget will just expedite the process.
 
2017-03-20 02:00:24 PM  
Trump praised the Chinese response to Tianamen square because they showed real strength. He doesn't care about individual rights or liberties outside of his own. He'd do it here if he could. Remember he wanted a military parade when he was inaugurated.
 
2017-03-20 02:00:29 PM  

Ambivalence: quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.

Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.


Autocracy.
Military. Law and Order. Cut everything else.
 
2017-03-20 02:00:36 PM  

Ambivalence: quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.

Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.


Yeah, I liked that one.

The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.

Call us back when you guys get rid of the Putin puppet. We'll talk.
 
2017-03-20 02:00:53 PM  

Ambivalence: quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.

Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.


That is an AMAZING name for a band.
 
2017-03-20 02:02:19 PM  

Psychopusher: In other words, the budget will do what Trump wants it to do.


Or what Bannon and the rest of the Hungry Hungry Hippos in the GOP want. I doubt if Trump understands any of this, he just wants to be as famous as he can possibly be, and will pump whatever resources he can into achieving that goal.
 
2017-03-20 02:02:39 PM  
TYSON/NYE 2020
 
2017-03-20 02:02:48 PM  

whither_apophis: Time to buy stock in Hoverounds and insulin making companies.


Without health insurance, who's going to be buying the insulin?  Even those diabetics who had health insurance before the ACA will be dropped by the insurance companies once the burdensome regulation preventing that have been repealed.
 
2017-03-20 02:04:00 PM  

scotto: Ambivalence: quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.

Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.

That is an AMAZING name for a band.


And it reminds me of Camptown Ladies.  SU-per-pow-er SU-i-cide, doo-dah, doo-dah.
 
2017-03-20 02:05:11 PM  

quatchi: The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.


If that were true, wouldn't you be seeing someone openly challenging the US for hegemony?
 
2017-03-20 02:05:33 PM  
Ah... a smart person wouldn't be shiatting in their own back yard.
 
2017-03-20 02:06:11 PM  

Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.


It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.
 
2017-03-20 02:07:28 PM  

This text is now purple: quatchi: The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.

If that were true, wouldn't you be seeing someone openly challenging the US for hegemony?


China is already doing that.
 
2017-03-20 02:10:35 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.


The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.
 
2017-03-20 02:13:25 PM  

themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.


The Democrats need to get back to JFK's mantra of what they can do for the government, not what government can do for them.

We can develop the society we want in-spite of the election cycle if we get off our cell phones, out of your mothers basements, put down the xBox and start volunteering and put your money where your mouth is.

Seriously, the government by nature is a sledgehammer and will swing like a pendulum every other election cycle.
 
2017-03-20 02:13:48 PM  
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2017-03-20 02:14:06 PM  
Too late.
 
2017-03-20 02:14:06 PM  
Weak, sick, and stupid ...

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2017-03-20 02:14:45 PM  
Well fark me, Pat Buchanan coined the superpower suicide term
 
2017-03-20 02:15:50 PM  

Ambivalence: quatchi: I broke Trump's budget down to a dozen or so words in another thread this morning but "Will make America weak, sick and stupid" is really, really pithy.

Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.


http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/trumps-budget-is-how-t​h​e-u-s-hands-over-leadership-of-21st-century-technology-to-asia-it-is-s​uperpower-suicide
 
2017-03-20 02:16:10 PM  

Jake Havechek: Why does Trump hate Americans?


Because they haven't pulled on the bootstraps hard enough.
 
2017-03-20 02:16:30 PM  

flondrix: whither_apophis: Time to buy stock in Hoverounds and insulin making companies.

Without health insurance, who's going to be buying the insulin?  Even those diabetics who had health insurance before the ACA will be dropped by the insurance companies once the burdensome regulation preventing that have been repealed.


Prior to the ACA many diabetics were literally starving themselves.  That saves money and will drive down premium costs.
 
2017-03-20 02:17:08 PM  
Reference to Trump's Desktop Thesaurus:

GREAT!; (adj) syn: Weak; Stupid; Sickly; ant: Respected; Stable; Empathetic
 
2017-03-20 02:17:09 PM  

This text is now purple: quatchi: The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.

If that were true, wouldn't you be seeing someone openly challenging the US for hegemony?


We already are.  China is still trying to make their currency the standard currency of global business; it may never work but they are trying.  Russia has been trying to reassert themselves the only way they know how: Polonium and satellite states to act as buffers from the West.
 
2017-03-20 02:17:37 PM  
That's a feature, not a bug.
 
2017-03-20 02:18:45 PM  

themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.


Unless they have the balls to run someone who won't play nice, like Al Franken or even Anthony Weiner, someone not afraid to meet the Republicans at their level when they "go low", since, in the short-attention-span-theater age of Twitter, Americans clearly prefer public discourse to happen in the dirt, and the "I'm not going to dignify that with a response" approach, though honorable, is in no way politically viable.

In the words of Comrade Pissbaby, what do they have to lose?
 
2017-03-20 02:20:02 PM  

Slappy Longballs: themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.

Unless they have the balls to run someone who won't play nice, like Al Franken or even Anthony Weiner, someone not afraid to meet the Republicans at their level when they "go low", since, in the short-attention-span-theater age of Twitter, Americans clearly prefer public discourse to happen in the dirt, and the "I'm not going to dignify that with a response" approach, though honorable, is in no way politically viable.

In the words of Comrade Pissbaby, what do they have to lose?


Running Anthony Weiner for anything is a truly terrible idea.
 
2017-03-20 02:20:08 PM  

This text is now purple: quatchi: The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.

If that were true, wouldn't you be seeing someone openly challenging the US for hegemony?


The Chinese effectively are, but power is deployed differently nowadays. It's awfully messy to get involved in shooting wars. They make people unhappy, and require more money than expected. The way to deploy power nowadays is buying the resources up front, and then deploying "peacekeepers" if that investment is threatened. It's colonialism without all the bad press. Russia does it with cyberattacks undermining parties that oppose its policies. Why bother shooting if you can just take down an enemy with stealth.

Trump is playing by WWII rules in a world that's moved far beyond that type of power.
 
2017-03-20 02:21:57 PM  

scotto: Someone else in another article described it as "superpower suicide" which is even more potent.
http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/trumps-budget-is-how-th​e-u-s-hands-over-leadership-of-21st-century-technology-to-asia-it-is-s​uperpower-suicide


Nice link there.  In Spicer's talk he briefly mentioned the upcoming signing of something related to Space Exploration transition team or something which I didn't hear right. Did anyone catch that?
 
2017-03-20 02:22:18 PM  
Stupid and Weak... sick in the head...Going to go out on a limb here, but I think that's how Trump " P O S " got into the white house..
 
2017-03-20 02:24:24 PM  

This text is now purple: quatchi: The rest of the world is basically willing to accept that there is no superpower at the moment.

If that were true, wouldn't you be seeing someone openly challenging the US for hegemony?


You mean other than China and Russia?

Both are expanding as America cuts its own throat.

Russia has already made short term gains with Crimea and China has a very long term outlook that DC can't replicate.
 
2017-03-20 02:29:20 PM  
"Will make"?

I want to be proud of my country, but we're already an utter embarrassment.  A clown college dropout with all the emotional subtlety of a carnival barker has access to the nuclear launch codes.

/sorry for the insult, clowns
 
2017-03-20 02:35:58 PM  

Archidude: Slappy Longballs: themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.

Unless they have the balls to run someone who won't play nice, like Al Franken or even Anthony Weiner, someone not afraid to meet the Republicans at their level when they "go low", since, in the short-attention-span-theater age of Twitter, Americans clearly prefer public discourse to happen in the dirt, and the "I'm not going to dignify that with a response" approach, though honorable, is in no way politically viable.

In the words of Comrade Pissbaby, what do they have to lose?

Running Anthony Weiner for anything is a truly terrible idea.


Many establishment Republicans said the same thing about Trump. They let him in to mobilize the reality-TV addicted idiots, not realizing the country was actually full of them. Public morale is in the shiatter, and Democrats are in a position where they can either take the high road, or play to win. At least Weiner, despite being a live-wire politician, is actually not a bad public administrator. I'd still prefer a Sanders-type, but until the Boomers die off Americans will still be filling their diapers at the mention of the word "socialism".

Personally, I'd love to see the Republican base go back to lambasting Weiner for his sexting issues, I'd love to see them still pretend to be the guardians of the Moral Fabric of the Nation after they shamelessly wiped their asses with that claim by electing a guy who was caught on tape bragging about trying to bang married women and groping crotches. Maybe it wouldn't work, but part of me enjoys watching how low, how truly low  Republicans can go. Call it a guilty pleasure.
 
2017-03-20 02:36:48 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Archidude: Slappy Longballs: themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.

Unless they have the balls to run someone who won't play nice, like Al Franken or even Anthony Weiner, someone not afraid to meet the Republicans at their level when they "go low", since, in the short-attention-span-theater age of Twitter, Americans clearly prefer public discourse to happen in the dirt, and the "I'm not going to dignify that with a response" approach, though honorable, is in no way politically viable.

In the words of Comrade Pissbaby, what do they have to lose?

Running Anthony Weiner for anything is a truly terrible idea.

Many establishment Republicans said the same thing about Trump. They let him in to mobilize the reality-TV addicted idiots, not realizing the country was actually full of them. Public morale is in the shiatter, and Democrats are in a position where they can either take the high road, or play to win. At least Weiner, despite being a live-wire politician, is actually not a bad public administrator. I'd still prefer a Sanders-type, but until the Boomers die off Americans will still be filling their diapers at the mention of the word "socialism".

Personally, I'd love to see the Republican base go back to lambasting Weiner for his sexting issues, I'd love to see them still pretend to be the guardians of the Moral Fabric of the Nation after they shamelessly wiped their asses with that claim by electing a guy who was caught on tape bragging about trying to bang married women and groping crotches. Maybe it wouldn't work, but part of me enjoys watching how low, how truly low  Republicans can go. Call it a guilty pleasure.


Running Trump was a truly terrible idea.
 
2017-03-20 02:42:21 PM  

Archidude: Slappy Longballs: themindiswatching: Slappy Longballs: Ishkur: It will create more Trump voters.

That's his strategy for 2020.

It's working. So many people seem to embrace the logic that because the Democratic Party is flawed,  we should side with those who don't even pretend to know how to govern.

The Democrats are frankly screwed until 2030 at best. Hell, I'm expecting the GOP to gain seats next year--despite Trump's stupidity.

Unless they have the balls to run someone who won't play nice, like Al Franken or even Anthony Weiner, someone not afraid to meet the Republicans at their level when they "go low", since, in the short-attention-span-theater age of Twitter, Americans clearly prefer public discourse to happen in the dirt, and the "I'm not going to dignify that with a response" approach, though honorable, is in no way politically viable.

In the words of Comrade Pissbaby, what do they have to lose?

Running Anthony Weiner for anything is a truly terrible idea.


I read that as "Rubbing Anthony..." and blinked pretty hard.
 
2017-03-20 02:46:31 PM  

Archidude: Running Trump was a truly terrible idea.


Sorry, either run someone who can compete at Trump's level and have a shot at winning, or pretend there's still dignity in American public discourse, and lose. We don't get to have it both ways.
 
2017-03-20 02:52:28 PM  

Slappy Longballs: or pretend there's still dignity in American public discourse, and lose


I hate the fact that I agree with this statement.
 
2017-03-20 02:53:03 PM  

Slappy Longballs: Archidude: Running Trump was a truly terrible idea.

Sorry, either run someone who can compete at Trump's level and have a shot at winning, or pretend there's still dignity in American public discourse, and lose. We don't get to have it both ways.


Every time I see someone say that.... it just reminds me of how much of an epic failure Hillary was.... she lost to Donald friggin Trump.
 
2017-03-20 02:53:50 PM  

dwrash: Slappy Longballs: Archidude: Running Trump was a truly terrible idea.

Sorry, either run someone who can compete at Trump's level and have a shot at winning, or pretend there's still dignity in American public discourse, and lose. We don't get to have it both ways.

Every time I see someone say that.... it just reminds me of how much of an epic failure Hillary was.... she lost to Donald friggin Trump.


So did fifteen other Republican candidates.
 
2017-03-20 02:57:14 PM  
Well, apparently we are making budgetary choices on what West Virginia coal miners think, so weak, sick and stupid seems completely appropriate.
 
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