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Dictator Sheik
Author: Raine    Date: 08/02/2017 14:14:52

From Golf Magazine:
Chatting with some members before a recent round of golf, he explained his frequent appearances: “That White House is a real dump.” Trump is often at his most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him.
Of course, the WH denies it.

From Former WH photographer, Pete Souza.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGLyoZ-VwAEEmHl.jpg

Despite what some say, the White House is definitely not "a dump." What a shameful thing to say, or even think. It belittles the honorable men and women who make the White House the exemplary historical place it is, opening its doors to thousands of people every day.


Author Peter York in Politico Magazine last March.
Trump’s design aesthetic is fascinatingly out of line with America’s past and present. If you doubt it, note that the interiors of the apartments his company actually sells bear no resemblance to the one he lives in. But that doesn’t mean his taste comes from nowhere. At one level, it’s aspirational, meant to project the wealth so many citizens can only dream of. But it also has important parallels—not with Italian Renaissance or French baroque, where its flourishes come from, but with something more recent. The best aesthetic descriptor of Trump’s look, I’d argue, is dictator style.

A decade ago, I published a book on exactly that topic: Fascinated by the question of what makes dictators’ houses so recognizably similar, I spent months poring over pictures—from across the continents, from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st—and trying to pick out the features they had in common and what those features said about their occupants. I ended up with 16 case studies—strongmen from Mexico’s Porfirio Díaz to Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic—and most of them, I concluded, obeyed 10 defining “dictator chic” rules.


I am disgusted that this man would refer to "The People's" house as a dump.

Compare and contrast to what a real President said about the White House.




I miss having dignity in our house, I miss having a President.

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Raine

 

 

 
 

23 comments (Latest Comment: 08/02/2017 20:33:32 by Mondobubba)
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Comment by wickedpam on 08/02/2017 13:15:45
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 08/02/2017 13:29:42
Mornin' all.. bah why is canned air so expensive?!

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 14:06:37
Welp, I wrote a whole blog today and the internet ate it.

Good Morning.



Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 14:26:05
BLOG POSTED!


Comment by BobR on 08/02/2017 14:31:48
That article from Peter York was very interesting

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 14:39:35
45 just called our soldiers Comrades in a tweet.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 08/02/2017 14:54:33
Good morning, bloggers!!!

I hope that everyone is doing well.

Talking Points Memo shares how Trump can damage the Affordable Care Act.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 15:14:05
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all.. bah why is canned air so expensive?!


Because it can be.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 15:19:44
Gee Donnie, I am so sorry you have so little appreciation for a 217-year old historic building that you have the privilege of living in. One that, in every room there is a story about the country. I'm sorry it is full of actual antiques and not those tacky gilded Louis Catours reproductions that you think are classy. I'm sorry that you are a louche, low-class boor. Most of all I am sorry you that everything you have a hand in turns to shit.

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 15:35:46
Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 15:36:19
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all.. bah why is canned air so expensive?!


Because it can be.



Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 15:43:51
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all.. bah why is canned air so expensive?!


Because it can be.



Oh, I made a pun!

Comment by BobR on 08/02/2017 16:08:58

He blatantly shows his favoritism towards Russia. He complains that Congress has a say in international affairs. And then he drops this one:
I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.


What a complete asshole


Comment by livingonli on 08/02/2017 16:48:50
Quote by BobR:

He blatantly shows his favoritism towards Russia. He complains that Congress has a say in international affairs. And then he drops this one:
I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.


What a complete asshole

Even when nearly all those foreign leaders consider him an asshole. I think even Putin feels that way about him.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/02/2017 16:59:45
Uhhhh..
As president, I can negotiate far better deals with foreign countries than Congress

1) It's not the job of Congress to negotiate deals. It's the job of the State Department, WHICH YOU HAVE GUTTED BY REFUSING TO NOMINATE PEOPLE TO RUN THE DEPARTMENT'S AGENCIES AND DESTAFFING OUR EMBASSIES.

2) Oh yeah, you can negotiate all you want. But it's the job of Congress to approve what you're doing. This bill is a direct repudiation of your administration totally uninformed policies.

3) Grow up asshole, this isn't a pissing contest. It's the US government. It's the job of Congress to check you when you're out of line, not to bend to your will. Deal with it.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 17:54:23
Comment by livingonli on 08/02/2017 19:33:38
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 19:42:31
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.

how long was it? I just got home and I see it ended.

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 20:01:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.

how long was it? I just got home and I see it ended.

OMG I am just getting caught up -- Miller is a fucking nazi.

Comment by Raine on 08/02/2017 20:04:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.

how long was it? I just got home and I see it ended.

OMG I am just getting caught up -- Miller is a fucking nazi.

here is video.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 20:12:11
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.

how long was it? I just got home and I see it ended.

OMG I am just getting caught up -- Miller is a fucking nazi.

here is video.



About what I would expect from the guy who told his childhood best friend he could be friends with him any longer since he was a Messican.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/02/2017 20:33:32
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently Mr. Miller is bringing his inner Nazi to the press briefing.


There is nothing inner about that, Livin. He's a straight up white supremacist.