The rest of the world ain't laughing at him when he makes them start paying their fair share for their own defenses ...
Well maybe China is laughing its ass off having gotten away with disrupting the entire world and ruining the world economy, not to mention the loss of life.
I can't speak to how many supporters Trump remain loyal to him, or how they view his handling of the pandemic, the economic downturn and the BLM protests. But Trump has failed at all three and quite badly.
If you want to post about other things—investigations into the Bidens and their dealings with Ukraine, damage during the BLM protests, "Obamagate"—have at it. To me, those are distractions. Right now I keep seeing this in my head:
I just don't want to get crushed by Trump's failures.
I found no humor. Intended or accidental. He said it bothered him, enough to speak up about it.
Sometimes the simple pettiness of some people gets under one's skin. With all the stuff going on, this is what the focus is on from across the world ?
I agree. The pettiness gets under your skin. This is just another example of trump's pettiness, like insisting his name was on US government's stimulus cheques. Like insisting that US was first in the name for the re-branded NAFTA. A deal breaker for him, but not for more mature leaders. Like being bent out of shape that his inauguration crowds were a fraction of Obama's. Etc. etc. etc. The world deserves better than the US president.
kcar wrote: And FWIW I respect the opinions of haresfur, regardless of where he lives.
Only because you agree with each other.
He's entitled to his opinion just as much as anyone else is, but that does not mean he is above any criticism over it, regardless of where he lives or who he is.
Or do you disagree with me on that ?
"Only because you agree with each other."
I respect the opinions of people who've taken the time to read up on a subject and can back up their opinions with evidence. Even if they disagree with me.
haresfur is not above criticism. No one said that he is.
He has a right to carp about the presidential seal on Trump's mask, regardless of his nationality. If his complaint bothers you, you have the right to complain. The rest of us have a right to jump into the discussion.
The coronavirus is a not a Chinese virus or "Kung flu" or whatever Trump tries to call it. SARS-CoV-2 could have jumped from bats to humans in any country. Most countries have shown that they were ill-prepared for such a viral pandemic, which means that Covid19 could have spread from almost any country to many countries. The US has "wet markets" too and they have been shown to have viral outbreaks. (See "Lessons From US live-poultry markets" section of the page I linked to at the left.)
So you can blame China "and how they are responsible for f*cking the entire world over with their virus" as you put it but you'd be missing much of the story. China in my opinion should have been much more forthcoming with information at the beginning of the outbreak. But the US, even at the upper levels of the federal government, has known for many years that it was not prepared for a viral pandemic...and still we got hammered.
And that presidential seal on Trump's mask? It's an ironic symbol of how incompetent, deluded and UNPRESIDENTIAL Trump is. You can blame China, sure, but Trump's denial of reality and his failure to lead the country, develop plans for treatment and distribution of resources and his refusal to shore up the economy have made things far worse in the US than they should be.
That's why the seal on the mask is so grating. Trump is a foul joke and he's made the US the laughingstock of the world.
I will give trump credit for understanding branding better than anyone else in politics including the Australian prime minister #ScottyFromMarketing.
I think itâs not as much that he recognizes it as branding, and just wants to see his name on everything. Steaks, university, etc. Now matter how shitty it is, itâs a statement that heâs wealthy and a âbusinessman.â Except that heâs a really poor businessman, based on precedent. And, as America faces significant challenges - heâs done nothing of substance that shows his business acumen except insult previous deals and renege on them unilaterally, leaving our neighbors in the lurch because of his caprice.
If you were an American, I might consider your point.
Maybe you were once, but not anymore.
Now you're bitching about the mask itself. Small thing, get over it.
Be happy he is wearing a mask. Is that too much to ask ?
There are much bigger things to worry about.
You don't know shit about me.
And perspective. Yeah, America is still a powerful enough country that what happens in the US affects the whole world. Get over it.
A little symbol on a mask is enough to turn your world upside down, eh ? It affects the whole wide world, eh ?
You bitch because he doesn't wear a mask and now that he does, you're bitching about the mask itself.
You're just bitching because you like to hear yourself bitching. Why else would you get all roiled up enough to even mention something as trivial as this ?
Why don't you start bitching about China and how they are responsible for fucking the entire world over with their virus ? How they are now trying to fuck over your country because your government has the nerve to stand up against them ?
No, a little symbol on a mask is more important to you. That is what I know about you.