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    Someone just learned he needs to come to class prepared in case the teacher calls on him

    Someone just learned he needs to come to class prepared in case the teacher calls on him

    I’m not writing a heavy post. I’m writing about something that still has me laughing from the Trump briefing today. Hapless reporter attempted a question about oil, and got taken to school.

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1247657257082462208

    I just can’t bring myself tonight to write a heavy post about the economic destruction being forced on tens of millions of people based on models which are appearing, day by day, to have wildly overstated the threat of Wuhan coronavirus.

    I stand by my original assessment on March 9, Swine Flu and Me:

    Two things are true at the same time: Wuhan Coronavirus should be taken seriously as a public health danger, and Democrats and the media are trying to weaponize it for election purposes.

    The virus is and was a serious threat, and serious measures to limit the impact were justified, but what we experienced was media-driven panic that emptied stores of toilet paper.

    I don’t think I’ve ever hated the mainstream (aka anti-Trump) media more than I do now, because they are like vultures circling the country waiting to pick over the nation’s carcass to score political points. These are people who pray that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work, even if it means thousands more deaths, so that Trump is proven wrong.

    But no, I’ m not writing a heavy post. I’m writing about something that still has me laughing from the Trump briefing today.

    Some reporter, don’t know who he is, started to ask a question about oil. I assume he was going to ask something about Trump’s prior comments about trying to get the Saudis and Russians to work out their price war.

    It didn’t go well for the reporter, which in this brief segment didnt come across as a showboating blowhard like Jim Acosta. Instead, he just wasn’t prepared. And he got taken to school.

    REPORTER: Can I just check in on oil again today, I was wondering if …

    TRUMP: Oil? Where is it today?

    REPORTER: I was wondering if you had …

    TRUMP: No, no, where is the price, give me the price.

    REPORTER: I am not sure, to be honest.

    TRUMP: How can you ask a question, when you don’t know the price?

    REPORTER: I will look it up for you …

    TRUMP: Let me just go to somebody else.

    Why is it that Trump dunking on a reporter feels so satifying? It says less about Trump, and more about the media.

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    puhiawa | April 8, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Fauci appears to be trying to take down Trump. Planted question and story.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=109&v=eglF0BFkkrQ&feature=emb_logo
    This little weasel is trying to destroy the economy so Hillary can get a chance. He is delusional and dangerous.


       
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      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to puhiawa. | April 8, 2020 at 1:31 am

      Have you seen his H.S. style gushing love letter to Hillary?

      He’s a bought troll.


       
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      thetaqjr in reply to puhiawa. | April 8, 2020 at 2:58 am

      Trump is an asshole, self-centered blowhard; saddled with a Napoleon complex, he blusters, without a horse which he couldn’t saddle and sit astride if he had it.

      Napoleon’s law code was written by a self-centered man, but one of genius, who, notwithstanding his tyrannical nature, employed that genius in constructing law, in using elegant language and in winning active wars.

      Gen. Schwartzkopf may as well have been talking about Trump’s claim to greatness when he said of Saddam’s bragging on his own military expertise: “As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.”

      Trump is as full of helium as the fat, white balloon the Brits fly in his honor. He just won’t shut up. He can out-talk Putin, Xi, and Fidel. He won’t shut up. Three-four hours, like a 5-k to a seasoned marathoner. Shut up.

      Yesterday he claimed that he knew the US Constitution as well as most while loving it more than almost anybody, anywhere. God, what a bullying, pretentious bore.

      I won’t vote for any Democrat nominee. Where I live, I don’t have to vote “Trump”. I think I’ll write in Jeff Davis this time.


         
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        mailman in reply to thetaqjr. | April 8, 2020 at 3:45 am

        Good morning Democrat voter hahahahahaha 🙂


         
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        CommoChief in reply to thetaqjr. | April 8, 2020 at 8:42 am

        thetaqjr,

        Opinions vary. Please come back in November following the election to provide us an update on your hurt feelings.


         
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        Barry in reply to thetaqjr. | April 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

        It always amazes me how some just have to prove they are idiots, as thetaqjr is doing here.

        Clearly a lefty and they are the very definition of “idiot”.

        So let’s start with the Napoleon reference. Complete hogwash. Just nothing more to be said.

        Schwartzkopf. What a load of horseshit thetaqjr spreads here. Trump has single handedly changed the calculus in the middle east and around the world. He has the feckless Europeans paying up to NATO for the first time, the terrorist countries in the middle east know they cannot get away with business as usual anymore, and Israel knows it has an American president it can depend upon for support without politics.

        Trump has confronted our biggest enemy, recognizing them as such, China.

        And he does know the constitution, and adheres to it.

        The only helium here is yours, thetaqjr. Combined with horseshit.


         
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        Demonized in reply to thetaqjr. | April 8, 2020 at 9:38 am

        You got a lot of wedgies back in grade school, didn’t you.


     
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    MAJack | April 8, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Howie Carr at the Boston Herald wrote a great column today speaking to the ineptitude of today’s press corps.

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04/07/howie-carr-trumps-daily-briefings-must-see-tv/

    “In 2016, Barack Obama’s former bus driver, a failed short-story writer named Ben Rhodes, described to The New York Times how easy it had become to manipulate the White House press corps.

    “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. They literally know nothing.”


     
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    Demonized | April 8, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Just imagine how awesome President Trump’s second term pressers will be. No more re-election to contend with. Just settling scores.


     
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    David R. Graham | April 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Vultures, yes, but IMO also hyenas, who make and partially consume the carcass vultures pick clean.

    I have come to think that these personalities, in media, schools, politics, medicine, law, etc., are not more profound than hell-raisers. They have ideologies and visions, phrases and arguments, but inside any of those that they use are the simple and simplistic impulses of a hell-raiser. Nothing more profound than that. Cussedness-filled hell-raisers.


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