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The Trump Inaugural Address
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »
Well, sounded much like his campaign, nothing new, to me.

A mixture of patriotism, nationalism, isolationism - and probably other isms * -  but not a lot of substance.

So, America first in everything - can a country remain a world power with that attitude without weilding an even harder fist than it has already done so? Can an iolationist America expect to wield influence in the "soft" areas of trade etc?

What will his attitude be to those multi-nationals who once had a base in America but are now global? Can he tax all of the and survive?

We have heard the words, let's watch the actions with interest.

* later: how could I have forgotten "protectionism"?
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 10:55:02 AM by Gloucester »
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 10:32:31 AM »
Didn't watch
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 10:44:41 AM »
Didn't watch

You didn't miss much.  ;)
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 11:59:47 AM »
Didn't watch

I don't blame you. That's what transcripts are for.
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 12:07:10 PM »
Didn't watch

I don't blame you. That's what transcripts are for.

Just happened to be on the radio as I made a meal.

There is a site that does analysis of speeches, can't find it now though.
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 12:32:52 PM »
Trump seems to have had a relatively small turn out... at least compared to Obama.

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/20/14332462/photos-crowd-trump-inauguration-vs-obama

I'm sure though, that those pictures are rigged. Sad.

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 12:41:22 PM »
They're not really. Someone just tried to prove a point on a Facebook thread by posting photos from the podium and you can still see the big empty white spaces on the Mall.

Also, his first Twitter background as president is from Obama's 2009 inauguration  ;D

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 12:48:00 PM »
Now that is actually very sad.

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 01:58:06 PM »
He's such a dick.
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
He's such a dick.

Yup, but he is Dick-In-Charge, well as much as Pence et all let him be.

Word was that very few of the White House workers want to stay on, nor the lowers reaches of the hierachy of the security services.
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 03:06:49 PM »
My wife, who hates Trump and voted for Hillary and can't stand to look at The Donald, thought that at least Melania looked classy.  So that's the takeaway from our house.

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 03:59:32 PM »
My wife, who hates Trump and voted for Hillary and can't stand to look at The Donald, thought that at least Melania looked classy.  So that's the takeaway from our house.

I wasn't thrilled with how some people tried to slut shame her early on. Yes, she posed nude. Good for her. Move on. Let's talk about what an idiot she is for marrying him, and her hypocrisy while being an advocate against cyberbullying.
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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 04:25:34 PM »
My wife, who hates Trump and voted for Hillary and can't stand to look at The Donald, thought that at least Melania looked classy.  So that's the takeaway from our house.

I wasn't thrilled with how some people tried to slut shame her early on. Yes, she posed nude. Good for her. Move on. Let's talk about what an idiot she is for marrying him, and her hypocrisy while being an advocate against cyberbullying.

Well, concerning her being an idiot, she's from Slovenia, and she married a billionaire who is now the most powerful man in the world.  So while I disagree with Trump on almost everything, I can't really say that she made a bad decision from the perspective of her self-interest.

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »
My wife, who hates Trump and voted for Hillary and can't stand to look at The Donald, thought that at least Melania looked classy.  So that's the takeaway from our house.

I wasn't thrilled with how some people tried to slut shame her early on. Yes, she posed nude. Good for her. Move on. Let's talk about what an idiot she is for marrying him, and her hypocrisy while being an advocate against cyberbullying.

Well, concerning her being an idiot, she's from Slovenia, and she married a billionaire who is now the most powerful man in the world.  So while I disagree with Trump on almost everything, I can't really say that she made a bad decision from the perspective of her self-interest.

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Re: The Trump Inaugural Address
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 05:15:19 PM »
A dark day for the US and possibly for the world in the near future.  :felix:
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