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    Carpe and SoR in the same thread? This is going to be confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Carpe and SoR in the same thread? This is going to be confusing.
    Why? We haven't interacted in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea of red View Post
    Why?
    Because you guys have similar avatars.

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    And the same liberals who are afraid of Trump trying to become dictator want him to take away guns for their protection and go around advocating for socialism, historically the most totalitarian government in the history of the world, and think the constitution is a living document that can be changed on a whim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    That's his point - Carpe is sounding uncharacteristically MMish.
    Heaven forbid...

    I've actually acknowledged this several times. Trump has historically sucked as a business man. He'd been through multiple bankruptcies, and managed many of his properties through bullying. When "The Apprentice" was pitched to him, he was essentially flat broke - but he recognized the attraction of the reality TV genre and the potential for him to use it to paint a portait of himself as a mogul, business savvy, etc. On the power of that show, he relaunched himself, not so much as a real estate business, but as a licensee of the name and persona he had created (Embedded did a good podcast series on this here). A huge number of the products he attempted to brand with that name subsequently failed (liquor, universities, etc.). Even a powerful brand can be eventually killed by a really bad product. But the properties did reasonably well, because they were golf courses, hotels, and rental properties supported by the strength of that brand. And then he rode that persona, and a savvy reading of how to manipulate press and social outrage, right into the White House.

    Unfortunately, IMO, it's pretty much the only thing he's good at. He's a political noephyte. He's thin-skinned. He's narcissistic to the point of pathology. He lies almost incessantly. He seems to thrive on management through chaos. He admires despots and dictators (and other "strong men"). He is swayed by pretty much anyone pandering to him. He demands loyalty but does not give it in return. His list of faults is...well...pretty long.

    2020 cannot come soon enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    2020 cannot come soon enough...
    You almost sound like you're looking forward to Trump's reelection.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Carpe and SoR in the same thread? This is going to be confusing.
    Yeah, ya gotta do a doubletake.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I can't tell if carpe is being sarcastic or if someone like Darth Executor hijacked his account.
    It is not first time carped said that. Slightly-less-triggered prog's need to explain rise of Trump cos even they must face some facts. At same time carped attacks Trump, saying only strength of Trump is making media image, nothing much else!

    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post

    I've actually acknowledged this several times. Trump has historically sucked as a business man. He'd been through multiple bankruptcies, and managed many of his properties through bullying. When "The Apprentice" was pitched to him, he was essentially flat broke - but he recognized the attraction of the reality TV genre and the potential for him to use it to paint a portait of himself as a mogul, business savvy, etc. On the power of that show, he relaunched himself, not so much as a real estate business, but as a licensee of the name and persona he had created (Embedded did a good podcast series on this here). A huge number of the products he attempted to brand with that name subsequently failed (liquor, universities, etc.). Even a powerful brand can be eventually killed by a really bad product. But the properties did reasonably well, because they were golf courses, hotels, and rental properties supported by the strength of that brand. And then he rode that persona, and a savvy reading of how to manipulate press and social outrage, right into the White House.

    Unfortunately, IMO, it's pretty much the only thing he's good at. He's a political noephyte. He's thin-skinned. He's narcissistic to the point of pathology. He lies almost incessantly. He seems to thrive on management through chaos. He admires despots and dictators (and other "strong men"). He is swayed by pretty much anyone pandering to him. He demands loyalty but does not give it in return. His list of faults is...well...pretty long.

    2020 cannot come soon enough...
    Can't wait for 2020!!! Will libs still be sticking head into ground, crying about how Trump sucks?
    Trump is basically "Bruce Wayne pretending to be a foppish retarded billionaire" tier genius, in case nerds need a simpler metaphor.

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    Alright, I've decided that since Carp was on Tweb a year before me, and even though the avatars are pictures of two completely different galaxies, my avatar is going to be different from here on.

    Goodbye, Messier 83!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea of red View Post
    Alright, I've decided that since Carp was on Tweb a year before me, and even though the avatars are pictures of two completely different galaxies, my avatar is going to be different from here on.

    Goodbye, Messier 83!

    Bless you, sir!

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