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(The Hill)   Trump says the recent hurricanes have been good for the U.S. Coast Guard, because, "if you talk about branding no brand has improved more than The United States Coast Guard"   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-09-11 04:19:28 AM  
so it's true what they say about an ill wind.
 
2017-09-11 04:24:01 AM  
You know, I'm starting to think this Trump guy might not have any idea what the fark he's talking about.
 
2017-09-11 04:29:32 AM  
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2017-09-11 04:38:01 AM  
Tell me again what the Coast Guard sells?

And does he still want to slash their budget?
 
2017-09-11 04:52:46 AM  
Right now he's still trying to figure out how to not pay them for services rendered.
 
2017-09-11 05:12:07 AM  
Fa La LaLa Laaaaa, Oh Come The F*ck Oooooon.
 
2017-09-11 05:23:39 AM  
Frederick Douglass needs to rethink his brand strategy.
 
2017-09-11 05:26:37 AM  
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2017-09-11 05:56:35 AM  
No one gives a fark about branding, you dumb fark! The coast guard is not a business!
 
2017-09-11 06:07:02 AM  
Andrew Jackson founded the Coast Guard, right after he invented the Panama Canal, then he had a beautiful piece of chocolate cake.
 
2017-09-11 06:18:40 AM  

Ambivalence: No one gives a fark about branding, you dumb fark! The coast guard is not a business!


Not yet.
 
2017-09-11 06:19:20 AM  
Next up, US Coast Guard branded brandy, vodka, and scotch.  Steaks.  Marching powder.  Herb.
 
2017-09-11 06:20:21 AM  
Somebody hold Trump still while I help him with his brand.
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2017-09-11 06:20:47 AM  
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2017-09-11 06:23:05 AM  

Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]


Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.
 
2017-09-11 06:25:25 AM  

Ambivalence: No one gives a fark about branding, you dumb fark! The coast guard is not a business!


When all you have is a dull hammer, everything looks like a nail. He can't frame ANYTHING in a context that isn't selling / grifting. That's all he understands and knows. He'll use the "oh, look at its branding!" as a rationale for "so if I cut the budget, it's got a lot of good will, so it won't matter, and they will look good." He doesn't get that cutting the budgets of these places won't increase his paycheck or profit sharing. Unfortunately, he's a one-trick pony.
 
2017-09-11 06:28:32 AM  
Were people unaware of the Coast Guard?  Is there a major competitor in the search and rescue/marine law enforcement/ fisheries patrol/ aids to navigation/ port security business?

How about not drastically cutting the Coast Guard budget, you orange jackass?
 
2017-09-11 06:28:33 AM  

The Alpacalips: Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]

Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.


My shift ends in 90 minutes, the odds are still pretty good.
 
2017-09-11 06:32:13 AM  
The Coast Guard isn't a new, young web designer, willing to work for free just to get some publicity, you anus-faced moran.
 
2017-09-11 06:32:31 AM  
Meanwhile, St. John (USVI) is apparently teetering on the brink of collapse.
 
2017-09-11 06:35:20 AM  

Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]


Hang on it is early on 6:30 east coast you have 17:30 for someone to say something far more profoundly stupid.

As to the Coast Guard branding A. They are no a business B. They already had a steller farking reputation. Hating he Coast Guard is like hating the fire department.
 
2017-09-11 06:36:41 AM  
Farking idiot.  People are dying, and this ambulatory colostomy bag is talking about branding.

You republicans picked a real farking winner in this one.  I have no idea why the rest of the world has no respect for you.
 
2017-09-11 06:42:45 AM  
I'm upset that the USCG isn't turning a profit every quarter.  Sad!
 
2017-09-11 06:43:00 AM  
Y'know, this isn't exactly the stupidest thing I've read today. I've scrolled through a dozen even dumber things  in the last hour alone. 

But given this comes from the farking POTUS and not an MGTOW idiot on Reddit, it sure as hell is the most infuriating.
 
2017-09-11 06:44:31 AM  

The Alpacalips: Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]

Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.


Heck. One of my cousins was T-boned by a drunk driver at around 0-drunk-30 AM Saturday morning and spent most of Saturday in an ER  hopped up on painkillers while doctors set broken bones. She was more coherent in that state than Trump ever is.
 
2017-09-11 06:45:12 AM  
Yes, because when someone is drowning and a coast guard cutter is racing to them, they're thinking "the coast guard is nice, but those Somali pirates have better branding.  Cant I just wait for them?".  What the farkity fuc- OW! I legit have a nosebleed now, thanks Trump. fark you, very much.
 
2017-09-11 06:45:20 AM  

Bowen: Meanwhile, St. John (USVI) is apparently teetering on the brink of collapse.


Like he cares about what happens to some foreigners.

Or does he have property there?  That might count.
 
2017-09-11 06:46:09 AM  

Mad Scientist: Were people unaware of the Coast Guard?  Is there a major competitor in the search and rescue/marine law enforcement/ fisheries patrol/ aids to navigation/ port security business?

How about not drastically cutting the Coast Guard budget, you orange jackass?


User name checks out. Also, I totally agree.

These people who think government should be run like a business just do not understand what a government is for. It's to provide essential services that cannot be provided by a business. It's a collective effort intended to use money we all contribute (taxes) to get things done that we need done. It's not supposed to turn a profit or even break even.
 
2017-09-11 06:46:39 AM  

Xanlexian: I'm upset that the USCG isn't turning a profit every quarter.  Sad!


You mean they aren't reselling the drugs they seize?
 
2017-09-11 06:47:22 AM  
not enough beer: They already had a steller farking reputation. Hating the Coast Guard is like hating the fire department.

To be fair, there are those who truly despise the Coast Guard, and this is going to help there:

"We do more than interdict your incoming 'merchandise'!"
 
2017-09-11 06:53:17 AM  
Next up -
Branding the local police departments with military grade weaponry.
 
2017-09-11 06:53:33 AM  

Alphax: The Alpacalips: Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]

Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.

My shift ends in 90 minutes, the odds are still pretty good.


The odds are good, but the goods are odd.
 
2017-09-11 06:54:30 AM  

fluffy_pope: Frederick Douglass needs to rethink his brand strategy.


Harriet Tubman was a fool not to trademark "Underground Railroad".  Could have made a fortune.  Very sad.
 
2017-09-11 06:55:10 AM  

alechemist: Xanlexian: I'm upset that the USCG isn't turning a profit every quarter.  Sad!

You mean they aren't reselling the drugs they seize?


Heh, that begs a follow-up question too, doesn't it?
 
2017-09-11 06:56:12 AM  
Does he think they guard us... against weather?
 
2017-09-11 06:59:20 AM  
Is it ok to call Trump retarded, it's fine with Peter Griffin, but Trump must be ranked lower right? I mean the US Coast Guard has a "brand", or is it a "brand" as Trump envisions the Military as his own war mongering masturbation toy?
 
2017-09-11 07:08:32 AM  

alechemist: Xanlexian: I'm upset that the USCG isn't turning a profit every quarter.  Sad!

You mean they aren't reselling the drugs they seize?


For someone who claims border control/drug war problems are ruining us, this is a singularly stupid statement.

/This will teach John Kelley to sneak off to the bathroom.
//or maybe Trump figured out how to drain the 9-volt on his shock collar.
 
2017-09-11 07:09:01 AM  

Jake Havechek: Andrew Jackson founded the Coast Guard, right after he invented the Panama Canal, then he had a beautiful piece of chocolate cake.


With 2 scoops?
 
2017-09-11 07:10:16 AM  
Every day I wake up thinking I can't experience anything sillier than what came the day before. But every day the President has already made a new goof of it.
 
2017-09-11 07:10:18 AM  

MrBallou: Mad Scientist: Were people unaware of the Coast Guard?  Is there a major competitor in the search and rescue/marine law enforcement/ fisheries patrol/ aids to navigation/ port security business?

How about not drastically cutting the Coast Guard budget, you orange jackass?

User name checks out. Also, I totally agree.

These people who think government should be run like a business just do not understand what a government is for. It's to provide essential services that cannot be provided by a business. It's a collective effort intended to use money we all contribute (taxes) to get things done that we need done. It's not supposed to turn a profit or even break even.


As another Farker once pointed out, if the US were run like a business, West Virginia and Louisiana would have been written off, closed, and sold to another nation.
 
2017-09-11 07:14:43 AM  

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2017-09-11 07:16:13 AM  

The Alpacalips: Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]

Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.


Hell, some of our resident Drewfriends will be along to disprove that by the end of breakfast.
 
2017-09-11 07:17:07 AM  
if you talk about branding

We don't. Why would we? That's weird. You're a weirdo.
 
2017-09-11 07:18:34 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Alpacalips: Alphax: [img.fark.net image 460x307]

Such low expectations.  Sad!

The day is still young.  I'm sure you'll read something dumber before it's over.

Hell, some of our resident Drewfriends will be along to disprove that by the end of breakfast.


I think most of them are tuckered out after a long night of defending nazis on Fark.
 
2017-09-11 07:26:04 AM  
A statement worthy of Samuel Beckett...
 
2017-09-11 07:33:10 AM  
This is by far Trump's best week as President.
 
2017-09-11 07:36:26 AM  
Trump clearly hasn't seen the awesome work the Coast Guard does in protecting us from the Canadian menace just to our north. The Great Lakes are our last line of defense against those evil hosers.
 
2017-09-11 07:36:56 AM  

fluffy_pope: so it's true what they say about an ill wind.


The Cotton Club / Ill Wind / Lonette McKee
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2017-09-11 07:58:55 AM  

Mad Scientist: Were people unaware of the Coast Guard?  Is there a major competitor in the search and rescue/marine law enforcement/ fisheries patrol/ aids to navigation/ port security business?

How about not drastically cutting the Coast Guard budget, you orange jackass?


Towboat US is pretty spot on with rescue assistance in MI.

Also, CG needs to farking realize that people in distress don't have exact GPS coordinates. Listening to them handle panpans is painful. Look coasties:

1. Everyone can hear you, because you have a powerful transmitter. We cannot hear the person you are speaking with.

2. You need to repeat back what they tell you so we can hear it on our pleasure boats and respond if prudent.

3. Along with Gps, how's about an actual description of the vessel and its position? If you aren't working out in the ocean, "a Boston whaler is in distress off of Bishop Park" is a hell of an easier situation to deal with than "a vessel is in distress at bunch of numbers, and also you missed a couple because of static, good luck!"

And maybe update your tech level so I can go to a uscg website and see distress calls active in my area.

/I do like them and appreciate their job though, fwiw
 
2017-09-11 08:03:59 AM  
I saw the press conference and thought that he was doing pretty well until he made that statement. He praised the rescue workers, talked about the coordination of FEMA and state governments,and even said that lives were more important than dollars when a reporter asked about how much the hurricane would cost. And then he made the stupid statement about branding.
 
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