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(New York Magazine)   Trump didn't invoke the Defense Production Act for the exact reason you suspect   (nymag.com) divider line
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2020-03-23 2:39:17 PM  
Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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2020-03-23 2:43:22 PM  
I was going to say "because Obama wrote it" but it's a bit older than that so "to suck off his Big Business Masters" would have been my second guess.
 
2020-03-23 2:50:54 PM  
i didn't humans could so shiatty, be here are. a new low every farking day
 
2020-03-23 2:52:15 PM  
Time for some 1865 NYC draft riot action on Wall Street.
 
2020-03-23 3:28:11 PM  
Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
 
2020-03-23 3:30:22 PM  
He has no idea what it is?

[Reads article]

Pretty close.
 
2020-03-23 3:31:46 PM  
So. We have the captains of industry, the people who run businesses, to blame. Yes, the asshat-in-chief went along with them, but the idea was theirs.
 
2020-03-23 3:32:03 PM  
a group of people sitting around a table can justify just about anything after a period of time
 
2020-03-23 3:32:42 PM  

neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.


And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.
 
2020-03-23 3:32:45 PM  
He had just conga lined with big business 2 weeks ago. He couldn't betray the conga line!
 
2020-03-23 3:32:56 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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By all accounts Trump would make a terrible Ferengi. He is awful at business in all the ways that the Ferengi are crafty and shrewd at it.
 
2020-03-23 3:33:46 PM  
FTA: Trump, Lawrence Kudlow, and Jared Kushner all reportedly found these arguments persuasive.

Any of those three would find a baloney sandwich "persuasive"
 
2020-03-23 3:34:42 PM  
Is it wrong that I hope this virus really farks up the President, his hangers on, and Congress?
 
2020-03-23 3:34:54 PM  

neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.


Look, there is every reason to think the Republicans are pieces of shiat. I do see that. But I want to know exactly who these business leaders are. I have not forgotten who jacked the price in Epi-pens. In business, short-term gains trump everything, including politics.
 
2020-03-23 3:35:24 PM  
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2020-03-23 3:37:16 PM  
FTFA: They say the move could prove counterproductive, imposing red tape on companies precisely when they need flexibility to deal with closed borders and shuttered factories." Trump, Lawrence Kudlow, and Jared Kushner all reportedly found these arguments persuasive.

Well, if that farking brain trust found the arguments persuasive, I can only imagine how impressive they must have been.
 
2020-03-23 3:37:49 PM  
I was going to guess because he can't profit from it.
 
2020-03-23 3:37:56 PM  
It becomes obvious with every new decision:

Republicans are the disease and covid-19 is the cure.
 
2020-03-23 3:40:05 PM  
"...Kudlow is a fanatical adherent of supply-side economics whose career of wrongness has been sustained by a willingness to advance the narrow interests of the superrich. Kushner is a dilettante heir to his father's shady construction empire. Trump is ... also that, but less intelligent than Kushner"

That was beautiful.
 
2020-03-23 3:40:30 PM  
Centrally-planned economies have a consistent way of farking everything to hell.
 
2020-03-23 3:40:31 PM  

Ishkur: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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By all accounts Trump would make a terrible Ferengi. He is awful at business in all the ways that the Ferengi are crafty and shrewd at it.


I smarted this because I'm a nerd, too.  Excelsior!

Oh, yeah, and f*ck Trump and the human skidmarks that defend him.  Whatever the antonym of excelsior is!
 
2020-03-23 3:43:58 PM  
Stop trying to inconvenience these people.
 
2020-03-23 3:44:05 PM  
Rabbit Season Duck Season trilogy
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So this, right here, is basically what Pelosi tried to pull when she all but begged Trump to use the DPA, because by doing so he'd pretty much legitimize the next dozen or so power grabs by the Democrats. And frankly, it ought to have worked, because Trump has proven susceptible to this exact kind of manipulation time and time again. Yet for once, it didn't. But naturally, the reason for this had nothing to do with anything resembling the right reasons, but all came down to Trump's own personal corruption and ego.
 
2020-03-23 3:45:05 PM  

Superjoe: Is it wrong that I hope this virus really farks up the President, his hangers on, and Congress?


I mean it's just a democrat hoax flu, so I don't see why they're so afraid.

Guess what GOPer shiatholes: when a substantial number of your most reliable voters die because they believed your lies, that's called "karma." And for the rest of us it's it's called knowing that the Republican Party is the reason mom or dad or grandpa is dead.
 
2020-03-23 3:49:13 PM  
See, right now, the worst affected states are...

New York
New Jersey
Washington
California

...and fark helping those guys, right?

(next four? Michigan, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois. Let's see what happens when LA and FL explode. He won't do a farking thing for IL because Obama.)
 
2020-03-23 3:51:03 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: FTFA: They say the move could prove counterproductive, imposing red tape on companies precisely when they need flexibility to deal with closed borders and shuttered factories." Trump, Lawrence Kudlow, and Jared Kushner all reportedly found these arguments persuasive.

Well, if that farking brain trust found the arguments persuasive, I can only imagine how impressive they must have been.


They are not wrong.  Voter wanted the government run like a business and elected a businessman to be President.
 
2020-03-23 3:52:15 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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*Sigh* That's it! Computer... activate Emergency President of the United States Hologram.

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2020-03-23 3:56:06 PM  

Ishkur: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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By all accounts Trump would make a terrible Ferengi. He is awful at business in all the ways that the Ferengi are crafty and shrewd at it.


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I'm sure he likens himself to Hedley Lamar, when really it's 1868, you can sue her!

*Smack*
 
2020-03-23 3:58:48 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: They are not wrong.  Voter wanted the government run like a business and elected a businessman to be President.


They did? I thought they elected Trump.
 
2020-03-23 4:00:08 PM  

UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.


Both sides are bad! Obama once asked for fancy mustard on a burger which is worse that 100 9/11s and 33 holocausts combined.
 
2020-03-23 4:09:42 PM  
Trump thinks that the real businessmen like him now. If you check the list of things that Trump thinks, you will see that this thought has something important in common with all the other things he thinks.
 
2020-03-23 4:12:04 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i didn't humans could so shiatty, be here are. a new low every farking day


At this point I question if he's actually a human being... Not to dehumanize him, but it seems mathematically impossible for someone to be so insanely shiatty to everyone else around them due simply to the superego's influence.

Maybe he's like Bono, a massive pile of crap that's taken human form somehow...
 
2020-03-23 4:16:18 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: See, right now, the worst affected states are...

New York
New Jersey
Washington
California

...and fark helping those guys, right?

(next four? Michigan, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois. Let's see what happens when LA and FL explode. He won't do a farking thing for IL because Obama.)


Florida tag will have a less of a meaning for us with empathy when it's all said and done
 
2020-03-23 4:17:10 PM  

DeaH: So. We have the captains of industry, the people who run businesses, to blame. Yes, the asshat-in-chief went along with them, but the idea was theirs.


Oh, but aren't they the job creators, to whom we must pledge fealty and supply with endless tax cuts? But.... if the working class is reduced, they'll be able to "create" new jobs. They really DO love us, the serfs...
 
2020-03-23 4:19:05 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Officer Barrelroll: FTFA: They say the move could prove counterproductive, imposing red tape on companies precisely when they need flexibility to deal with closed borders and shuttered factories." Trump, Lawrence Kudlow, and Jared Kushner all reportedly found these arguments persuasive.

Well, if that farking brain trust found the arguments persuasive, I can only imagine how impressive they must have been.

They are not wrong.  Voter wanted the government run like a business and elected a businessman to be President.


Point me at that voter.  I want to kick them in the nuts or KHITBASH (if applicable)

/yes, I know there were millions of those idiots
 
2020-03-23 4:19:36 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i didn't humans could so shiatty, be here are. a new low every farking day


It's farking incredible and horrifying.

*screams bloody murder*
 
2020-03-23 4:20:27 PM  
The Times reports that Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, and other companies are producing respirator masks, the underwear masks "will be made of a three-ply underwear fabric, and do not provide the level of protection given by the N95 masks that health care workers need for intubation and other procedures."


Who needs gubmint help when free enterprise can solve every problem?
 
2020-03-23 4:26:50 PM  

Nimbull: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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*Sigh* That's it! Computer... activate Emergency President of the United States Hologram.

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Rebuild the Capital Wasteland | Fireside Chat with J. H. Eden | Enclave Radio
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2020-03-23 4:43:04 PM  

RussianPotato: Centrally-planned economies have a consistent way of farking everything to hell.


Allowing companies to create artificial scarcity so their profit margins increase during a pandemic isn't so great either.
 
2020-03-23 4:44:11 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Ishkur: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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By all accounts Trump would make a terrible Ferengi. He is awful at business in all the ways that the Ferengi are crafty and shrewd at it.

I smarted this because I'm a nerd, too.  Excelsior!

Oh, yeah, and f*ck Trump and the human skidmarks that defend him.  Whatever the antonym of excelsior is!


The Ferengi would love Trump if he was one of them. Being hyper-capitalists above all else, they have no problem taking advantage of each other. They would bleed him dry, then throw away the shriveled husk left behind, unless they could sell it to someone.
 
2020-03-23 4:50:25 PM  
To be fair, it's not that they don't want Donnie to get supplies, they don't want to be price fixed for said supplies, nor do they want to have to guarantee a certain quality, nor delivery date. THAT'S the "unnecessary red tape" that they object to.

It also means that when a vaccine is available, pharma can charge recockulous prices for them. Kind of like the current tests. If the world is going to go to Hell, they gotta scoop up as much cash as possible to get the walls up and mercs hired to keep out the riff raff, after all...
 
2020-03-23 4:51:27 PM  
He pretty much admitted at yesterday's presser that he isn't using it because he doesn't understand it.
 
2020-03-23 4:53:13 PM  
Huh, my first guess was "because it would cost his own businesses money", but I couldn't see how.
 
2020-03-23 4:54:29 PM  

Nimbull: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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*Sigh* That's it! Computer... activate Emergency President of the United States Hologram.

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Oh, where do we get one of those?  Asking for 350 million people...
 
2020-03-23 5:05:23 PM  

UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.


CNN is still doing that, with their headline over the failed Senate bill blaming the Democrats for it not passing.
 
2020-03-23 5:27:17 PM  

CT Zeal: UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.

CNN is still doing that, with their headline over the failed Senate bill blaming the Democrats for it not passing.


They should blame the Republicans for trying to draft a critical bill while shutting the Democrats out completely and not letting them see it or have any input and then expecting them to vote for it because.
 
2020-03-23 5:33:05 PM  

KarmicDisaster: CT Zeal: UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.

CNN is still doing that, with their headline over the failed Senate bill blaming the Democrats for it not passing.

They should blame the Republicans for trying to draft a critical bill while shutting the Democrats out completely and not letting them see it or have any input and then expecting them to vote for it because.


They should.  But they aren't.
 
2020-03-23 6:04:32 PM  

The5thElement: Doctor Funkenstein: Ishkur: KarmicDisaster: Something about profit in the Rules of Acquisition I suppose.

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By all accounts Trump would make a terrible Ferengi. He is awful at business in all the ways that the Ferengi are crafty and shrewd at it.

I smarted this because I'm a nerd, too.  Excelsior!

Oh, yeah, and f*ck Trump and the human skidmarks that defend him.  Whatever the antonym of excelsior is!

The Ferengi would love Trump if he was one of them. Being hyper-capitalists above all else, they have no problem taking advantage of each other. They would bleed him dry, then throw away the shriveled husk left behind, unless they could sell it to someone.


IIRC, selling off the shriveled husk, in pieces, is the Ferengi post-mortem ritual.
 
2020-03-23 6:35:55 PM  

CT Zeal: KarmicDisaster: CT Zeal: UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.

CNN is still doing that, with their headline over the failed Senate bill blaming the Democrats for it not passing.

They should blame the Republicans for trying to draft a critical bill while shutting the Democrats out completely and not letting them see it or have any input and then expecting them to vote for it because.

They should.  But they aren't.


McConnell planned on this very result. Basically he's providing deflection for Trump.
 
2020-03-23 6:59:14 PM  

CT Zeal: KarmicDisaster: CT Zeal: UNC_Samurai: neapoi: Pieces of shiat. All of them. Every. Single. Republican.

Worthless subhuman garbage. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

And don't let anyone try and pull the "both sides are bad" nonsense, either.

CNN is still doing that, with their headline over the failed Senate bill blaming the Democrats for it not passing.

They should blame the Republicans for trying to draft a critical bill while shutting the Democrats out completely and not letting them see it or have any input and then expecting them to vote for it because.

They should.  But they aren't.


And they should say Democrats reject bill over Corporate Bailout money. But they won't.
 
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