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2018-03-08 04:25:29 PM  
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2018-03-08 04:28:07 PM  
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Doesn't seem so silly anymore, does it?
 
2018-03-08 04:42:42 PM  

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Doesn't seem so silly anymore, does it?


shakes tiny light saber clenching fist
 
2018-03-08 05:27:29 PM  
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2018-03-08 06:06:46 PM  
F*cking idiot. Thanks Trumptards. Again.
 
2018-03-08 06:08:42 PM  
I thought that he backed down. Did he unback-down?
 
2018-03-08 06:10:12 PM  
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I hope it blows up in his disgusting snot-pudding of a face.
 
2018-03-08 06:10:25 PM  
What's everyone worried about? This is going to be fine:

FTFAMore than 100 Republicans have signed a letter addressed to the president, expressing their "deep concern" about the tariffs

Deep. Concern.
 
2018-03-08 06:11:03 PM  
I thought it would take Ku Klux Cheeto at least 3 years to kill the US economy. He's on track to do it in under 2.
 
2018-03-08 06:11:35 PM  
Is he going to be persuaded argument to argument to have almost every country as an exception, but then he can still boast he's a hard ass?
I would believe him stupid enough to push this on the EU though. Holy crap does he hate the EU.
 
2018-03-08 06:11:59 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: What's everyone worried about? This is going to be fine:

FTFA: More than 100 Republicans have signed a letter addressed to the president, expressing their "deep concern" about the tariffs

Deep. Concern.


That should be enough.The thoughts and prayers come after the fallout.
 
2018-03-08 06:12:01 PM  
I can't wait to go into work tomorrow and find out how many proposals get put on hold.
 
2018-03-08 06:12:24 PM  
THE PHANTOM MENACE
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small...

There, right at the moment where your childhood died.
 
2018-03-08 06:12:43 PM  
I watched the signing "ceremony." He let steel and aluminum workers and plant owners step up to the dais and say a few words, which essentially amounted to, "Thank you for saving our 300 jobs. I know it'll probably cause the loss of 300,000 jobs that relied on that imported steel, but f*ck them, because my old man used to work in the same factory I work in and YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE, so *snif* Mr. Trump, thank you."

Trump's words can be summed up in, "I have no idea how international trade works--did you know that we send American cars to China and get charged a 25% tariff, and then we get Chinese cars and we only charge 2%?--, but I've got these blue collar guys up here to get teary-eyed about the big plate of rhino turd I just served the American economy, so I've got that going for me going into 2020."
 
2018-03-08 06:12:50 PM  
Soup's on

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2018-03-08 06:13:00 PM  
Pass tax cuts for the rich that the rest of us will pay for then start a trade war that hurts the non-rich. Makes perfect evil sense.
 
2018-03-08 06:14:18 PM  
I can't believe someone that farking stupid is president of the USA.

It's mind bottling.
 
2018-03-08 06:14:25 PM  

iheartscotch: I thought that he backed down. Did he unback-down?


That was a whole day ago. Duh!
 
2018-03-08 06:14:36 PM  
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2018-03-08 06:14:41 PM  
Such loving tariffs.
 
2018-03-08 06:14:46 PM  

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Is that SuperDominions? I haven't seen that in years on single line BBS.
 
2018-03-08 06:15:22 PM  

LordOfThePings: Soup's on

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FARK YOU WILBUR ROSS!
 
2018-03-08 06:16:11 PM  
Will that raise scrap prices?
 
2018-03-08 06:16:50 PM  
let's fast forward a few months from now :   "uh thought he wuz gonna brang steel jawbz back with them terrifs.   um startin tuh thank i wuz dooped"


The leopards are preparing the table.
 
Juc
2018-03-08 06:17:24 PM  
Well he exempted canada so at least the kick in the balls only hit one nut.
 
2018-03-08 06:18:13 PM  

LordOfThePings: Soup's on

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As if canned soup was the only thing we use steel for.
 
2018-03-08 06:18:51 PM  
As a veteran of over a thousand of these things, I only have two things to say:

Don't let these shakes go on.
It's time we had a break from it.
 
2018-03-08 06:18:51 PM  

Fart_Machine: iheartscotch: I thought that he backed down. Did he unback-down?

That was a whole day ago. Duh!


Sorry, I went to Atwood Kansas yesterday. Where's Atwood, Ks you may ask? It's 30 minutes north of the Middle of Nowhere, population: 1 billion jackrabbits the size of an average dog.
 
2018-03-08 06:18:54 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: What's everyone worried about? This is going to be fine:

FTFA: More than 100 Republicans have signed a letter addressed to the president, expressing their "deep concern" about the tariffs

Deep. Concern.


And while the Republicans are being deeply concerned, the Democrats are offering up a nice mixed bag that will be sure to prop a winning message in 2018:

[Bernie] Sanders support for steel and aluminum tariffs-at least in the abstract-reflects the strange-bedfellows political coalition that has formed around the latest, controversial Trump policy. Three Democratic senators in 2018 reelection battles, hailing from states that Trump won, have also said they agree with the president on the issue, including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).

So, if the tariffs are a success, Trump wins and gets more votes for the R side in November. If the tariffs are a failure, these Democrat senators lose and Trump gets more votes for the R side in November. Why does this keep happening?
 
2018-03-08 06:19:00 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I can't believe someone that farking stupid is president of the USA.

It's mind bottling.


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2018-03-08 06:19:47 PM  

Benalto: Is he going to be persuaded argument to argument to have almost every country as an exception, but then he can still boast he's a hard ass?
I would believe him stupid enough to push this on the EU though. Holy crap does he hate the EU.


The EU complicated Putin's life.
 
2018-03-08 06:20:52 PM  
Headline:
Trump tariffs: US President imposes levy on steel and aluminium. Good news everyone, we use aluminum here! (Sorry, my British relatives)
 
2018-03-08 06:20:53 PM  
Not to mention the incredibly strained national security justification.  In the interest of national security apparently now means against things that we don't like.
 
2018-03-08 06:21:12 PM  
I feel like I've moved my money from stock to cash and back a number of times over the last few months.

Thanks for keeping on my toes Trump, you worthless bag of dick cheese.
 
2018-03-08 06:21:26 PM  

Shaggy_C: Barricaded Gunman: What's everyone worried about? This is going to be fine:

FTFA: More than 100 Republicans have signed a letter addressed to the president, expressing their "deep concern" about the tariffs

Deep. Concern.

And while the Republicans are being deeply concerned, the Democrats are offering up a nice mixed bag that will be sure to prop a winning message in 2018:

[Bernie] Sanders support for steel and aluminum tariffs-at least in the abstract-reflects the strange-bedfellows political coalition that has formed around the latest, controversial Trump policy. Three Democratic senators in 2018 reelection battles, hailing from states that Trump won, have also said they agree with the president on the issue, including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).

So, if the tariffs are a success, Trump wins and gets more votes for the R side in November. If the tariffs are a failure, these Democrat senators lose and Trump gets more votes for the R side in November. Why does this keep happening?


Tariffs have never worked... ever... in the history of tariffs.

It's a safe bet that come tomorrow, Wall St. will take another giant hit.
 
2018-03-08 06:21:48 PM  
Mother Farker! Right when I am looking for a machinist position.
Before he was just disgusting, degrading and destructive... but now it's farking personal!
 
2018-03-08 06:22:36 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I can't believe someone that farking stupid is president of the USA.


No idea what you're talking about. He is a Wile E. Coyote Super Genius.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump again claims "we're going to be doing a reciprocal tax program," which he keeps saying and which his administration keeps clarifying he is not actually doing at all.

"We're going to be doing a lot of that," he says.
 
2018-03-08 06:22:39 PM  
I'd say he's dumb, but that would imply he doesn't know what he's doing when the reality is he's actively throwing the country under the bus to curry favor with his idiotic base.

And he doesn't know what he's doing.
 
2018-03-08 06:23:13 PM  
On the plus side, there's eight months between now and November.  If Great Depression II: Smoot-Hawley Boogaloo kicks off before then, the Dems are a shoo-in for the midterms.
 
2018-03-08 06:24:12 PM  
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2018-03-08 06:24:13 PM  
This is the most fascist s*** I've seen in my lifetime.

If only those 100 republicans could do something to stop this more than a strongly worded letter, sadly what can you do against the God-Emperor?
 
2018-03-08 06:24:21 PM  
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2018-03-08 06:25:37 PM  

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Kai is awesome.
 
2018-03-08 06:25:48 PM  

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I hope it blows up in his disgusting snot-pudding of a face.


And most of all : his base. They will be hit hardest and deserve every bit of it.
 
2018-03-08 06:25:55 PM  

Juc: Well he exempted canada so at least the kick in the balls only hit one nut.


So he can try and strong arm some NAFTA bs.

Once again, on behalf of Canada, let me say f*** you Donald Trump.
 
2018-03-08 06:27:25 PM  
again the only plus is watching Paul Ryan's political career ambitions implode.
 
2018-03-08 06:27:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: As a veteran of over a thousand of these things, I only have two things to say:

Don't let these shakes go on.
It's time we had a break from it.


We've all been living on the edge too long
Where the winds of limbo roar.
 
2018-03-08 06:29:14 PM  

Bslim: THE PHANTOM MENACE
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small...

There, right at the moment where your childhood died.


Pence as Palpatine makes a certain sense, but otherwise the casting is all out of alignment.
 
2018-03-08 06:29:31 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: On the plus side, there's eight months between now and November.  If Great Depression II: Smoot-Hawley Boogaloo kicks off before then, the Dems are a shoo-in for the midterms.


The problem there is that recessions tend to start several months before their effects are felt by regular folks.

Which was pretty much the whole strategery behind the republican tax cuts. Pass them and people get a couple extra bucks reduced in their withholding, none of the negative impact hits until after the midterms, no other election for at least a year after shiat goes south.

Say what you will about republicans being miserable, anti-American assholes who are actively destroying the nation, they sure know how stupid the average voter is.
 
2018-03-08 06:30:25 PM  

MLWS: Juc: Well he exempted canada so at least the kick in the balls only hit one nut.

So he can try and strong arm some NAFTA bs.

Once again, on behalf of Canada, let me say f*** you Donald Trump.


On behalf of people in the US and can ready, F##k you two scoops

now where is my 401K ?

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