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Trump thinks David Lynch is not being at all ironic about G.O.A.T. POTUS

 Trump thinks David Lynch is not being at all ironic about G.O.A.T. POTUS

“If you say you never thought of beating up Donald Trump then you’re probably lying. And as if somebody listened to that thought of yours, New York street performer Kalan Sherrard dressed as the greasiest -pun intended, politician on the planet and allowed New York City’s passersby to punch him for $ 5. Wearing a Trump mask and dressed in a suit, the known activist artist even offered a whole menu of embarrassing assaults, as people were allowed to do various things to his Trump, from taking a photo with him for $ 2 to pissing on him for $ 300.” http://art-sheep.com/new-york-activist-artist-dressed-as-donald-trump-lets-you-punch-him-for-5/

TRUMP WILL GO DOWN…

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(Note: Breitbart comes up as an unsafe website so one should beware about the link)

Only a deluded dotard would think that he was being complimented, especially by David Lynch, but then again Trump  is a bit of a goat-… herder, or an eraser-head.

Because 45* lives for those celebrity endorsements. He’ll certainly have something celebrity-related when Summer Zervos gets hold of those tapes and Trump gets his “I did not have sex with that woman moment”.

More likely one of Trump’s ghost-tweeters is trying to suck-up to Breitbart. Maybe even Steve Bannon suggested this was something to quote, because Trump probably didn’t read the whole Guardian article, if at all.

We know he does look at the RWNJ websites of Drudge and Breitbart, so we know his desperation continues. And there were several “witch hunt” tweet blurts today, one right after this weird Lynch shout-out.

Then again, Trump has given us a Twin Peaks presidency and Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the Log Lady. 

He is undecided about Donald Trump. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”

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Trump in South Carolina…

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Both the Breitbart article and Trump’s retweet show how hungry the Republican right is for acceptance by Hollywood. They are so famished for celebrity praise that they’ll even take it in the form of very ironic and slippery statement from a film director who loves to cultivate an air of mystery.

On the plus side, this whole farce could redeem itself if Donald Trump screens Mulholland Drivein the White House.

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James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by our current president, Trump.

His Oval Office predecessor, Barack Obama, shot into the Top 10, up from 18th in the previous survey. Ulysses S. Grant also got a bump, up seven places from 2014, perhaps owing to a strong assist from Ron Chernow’s recent masterpiece.

The biggest declines were for Bill Clinton, arguably the result of contemporary scorn for his treatment of women, and Andrew Jackson, for evolving attitudes on his treatment of Native Americans.

 Trump thinks David Lynch is not being at all ironic about G.O.A.T. POTUS

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On Friday, with Fox & Friends on the WH lawn, Trump met people he loves, erect and at attention

 On Friday, with Fox & Friends on the WH lawn, Trump met people he loves, erect and at attention

The stench of cowardice and corruption of this generation of elected GOP officials will linger for decades. That no one will stand against the lies, lawlessness, cruelty, corruption, irrationality and just plain old fashioned idiocy of TRUMP and say ENOUGH! Is a profound disgrace

— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 15, 2018

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Trump chickens out again, will skip WH Correspondents' Dinner

 Trump chickens out again, will skip WH Correspondents' Dinner

Trump seethed as Obama ripped him all the while the raid on Bin Laden was in motion

Last year, Trump fled to Harrisburg where he walked a catwalk rather than endure what would have been incisive humorous roasting.

This year 45*’s cowardice continues because Trump does so poorly when being roasted, recalling his appearance on Comedy Central’s celebrity roast.

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should an inevitable Trump interview with Mueller be a PPV live event

 should an inevitable Trump interview with Mueller be a PPV live event

The resignation of John Dowd clears the path to begin preparations for a potential interview with Robert Mueller, people familiar with the matter tell NBC News. https://t.co/hxyyJBd6jn

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 22, 2018

A member of the WWE “hall of fame”, Lord Dampnut, sensing the spectacular, should leap at a media opportunity for a mano-a-mano confrontation.

  • He could use it as another attempt to attack HRC, since the Bill Clinton video deposition’s, “I did not have sex with that woman”.
  • It would divert attention, even if only for a moment from what now promises to not be a Sunday resurrection on 60 Minutes. and besides, there could be a rematch
  • It could be held on a Trump property, so more emoluments.
  • He could even claim this Pay-Per-View event’s profits would be going to charity, since David Farenthold has shown us how much that’s worth.
  • Considering the stunts he’s already pulled (the Bill Clinton accusers at HRC’s debate), this is the new normal.
  • and considering the $ 100 million already spent on golf, and a bigly military parade of similar value, what’s a few more drams of respectability lost
  • President Donald Trump’s defense attorney John Dowd was the biggest roadblock standing in the way of an interview between the president and Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation.
  • Dowd’s resignation on Thursday indicates Trump is likely to agree to such an interview, which could yield new leads and bolster Mueller’s obstruction-of-justice case.
  • Trump’s confrontational persona and mounting frustration about the investigation have prompted him to lash out at Mueller in recent days.
  • Legal experts said that if Trump were to do the same during an interview, stray off script, or make baseless statements, the consequences could be “tragic.”

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 should an inevitable Trump interview with Mueller be a PPV live event

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Donald Trump signs bill renewing NSA warrantless internet surveillance

 Donald Trump signs bill renewing NSA warrantless internet surveillance

(Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

“Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection,” Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The law renews for six years and with minimal changes the National Security Agency (NSA) program, which gathers information from foreigners overseas but incidentally collects an unknown amount of communications belonging to Americans.

The measure easily passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week despite mixed signals posted on Twitter by Trump and narrowly avoided a filibuster in the Senate earlier this week that split party lines. The measure had drawn opposition from a coalition of privacy-minded Democrats and libertarian Republicans.

In his tweet on Friday, Trump attempted to clarify why he signed the bill despite repeating an unsubstantiated claim that his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered intelligence agencies to eavesdrop on Trump’s 2016 Republican presidential campaign.

“This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election,” Trump wrote. “I will always do the right thing for our country and put the safety of the American people first!”

Last September, the U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing that it had no evidence to support Trump’s claim about improper surveillance during the campaign.

Without Trump’s signature, Section 702 had been set to expire on Friday, though intelligence officials had said the surveillance program could continue to operate until April.

Under the law, the NSA is allowed to eavesdrop on vast amounts of digital communications from foreigners living outside the United States via U.S. companies like Facebook Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

But the program also incidentally scoops up Americans’ communications, including when they communicate with a foreign target living overseas, and can search those messages without a warrant.

The White House, U.S. intelligence agencies and congressional Republican leaders have said the program is indispensable to national security, vital to protecting U.S. allies and needs little or no revision.

Privacy advocates say it allows the NSA and other intelligence agencies to grab data belonging to Americans in a way that represents an affront to the U.S. Constitution.

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Donald Trump wants U.S. Postal Service to charge Amazon ‘much more’

 Donald Trump wants U.S. Postal Service to charge Amazon ‘much more’

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge “much more” to ship packages for Amazon, picking another fight with an online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president’s tweet drew fresh attention to the fragile finances of the Postal Service at a time when tens of millions of parcels have just been shipped all over the country for the holiday season.

The U.S. Postal Service, which runs at a big loss, is an independent agency within the federal government and does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses, according to its website.

Package delivery has become an increasingly important part of its business as the Internet has led to a sharp decline in the amount of first-class letters.

The president does not determine postal rates. They are set by the Postal Regulatory Commission, an independent government agency with commissioners selected by the president from both political parties. That panel raised prices on packages by almost 2 percent in November.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos, who remains the chief executive officer of the retail company and is the richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg News. Bezos also owns The Washington Post, a newspaper Trump has repeatedly railed against in his criticisms of the news media.

In tweets over the past year, Trump has said the “Amazon Washington Post” fabricated stories. He has said Amazon does not pay sales tax, which is not true, and so hurts other retailers, part of a pattern by the former businessman and reality television host of periodically turning his ire on big American companies since he took office in January.

Daniel Ives, a research analyst at GBH Insights, said Trump’s comment could be taken as a warning to the retail giant. However, he said he was not concerned for Amazon.

“We do not see any price hikes in the future. However, that is a risk that Amazon is clearly aware of and (it) is building out its distribution (system) aggressively,” he said.

Amazon has shown interest in the past in shifting into its own delivery service, including testing drones for deliveries. In 2015, the company spent $ 11.5 billion on shipping, 46 percent of its total operating expenses that year.

Amazon shares were down 0.86 percent to $ 1,175.90 by early afternoon. Overall, U.S. stock prices were down slightly on Friday.

Millions of Parcels

Satish Jindel, president of ShipMatrix Inc, which analyzes shipping data, disputed the idea that the Postal Service charges less than United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and FedEx Corp (FDX.N), the other biggest players in the parcel delivery business in the United States.

Many customers get lower rates from UPS and FedEx than they would get from the post office for comparable services, he said.

The Postal Service delivers about 62 percent of Amazon packages, for about 3.5 to 4 million a day during the current peak year-end holiday shipping season, Jindel said. The Seattle-based company and the post office have an agreement in which mail carriers take Amazon packages on the last leg of their journeys, from post offices to customers’ doorsteps.

Amazon’s No. 2 carrier is UPS, at 21 percent, and FedEx is third, with 8 percent or so, according to Jindel.

Trump’s comment tapped into a debate over whether Postal Service pricing has kept pace with the rise of e-commerce, which has flooded the mail with small packages.Private companies like UPS have long claimed the current system unfairly undercuts their business.

Steve Gaut, a spokesman for UPS, noted that the company values its “productive relationship” with the postal service, but that it has filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission its concerns about the postal service’s methods for covering costs.

Representatives for Amazon, the White House, the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx declined comment or were not immediately available for comment on Trump’s tweet.

According to its annual report, the Postal Service lost $ 2.74 billion this year, and its deficit has ballooned to $ 61.86 billion.

While the Postal Service’s revenue for first class mail, marketing mail and periodicals is flat or declining, revenue from package delivery is up 44 percent since 2014 to $ 19.5 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017.

But it also lost about $ 2 billion in revenue when a temporary surcharge expired in April 2016.

According to a Government Accountability Office report in February, the service is facing growing personnel expenses, particularly $ 73.4 billion in unfunded pension and benefits liabilities. The Postal Service has not announced any plans to cut costs.

By law, the Postal Service has to set prices for package delivery to cover the costs attributable to that service. But the postal service allocates only 5.5 percent of its total costs to its business of shipping packages even though that line of business is 28 percent of its total revenue.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Deliver Christmas Message

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Trump, under stress, now mainlining Diet Coke®

Donald Trump has never hidden his love for all-American fast food. But now, thanks to former associates Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie and their new book Let Trump Be Trump, we know the extent of it.

“There were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke,” they wrote. And they noted that, while on the road, the campaign would often stop at McDonald’s, where Trump would order two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake, which roughly equals a whopping 2,420 calories.

I have never seen a thin person drinking  Diet Coke.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012

 Trump, under stress, now mainlining Diet Coke®
A man accustomed to wealth and its trappings, Trump has embraced life in the Executive Mansion, often regaling guests with trivia about the historic decor. With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades, a White House butler soon arrived with a Coke for the president. tonic.vice.com/…

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Trump thinks the F-35 is Wonder Woman’s plane

Because aerial dogfighting is really just like it is in the movies… and Trump is too lazy to understand that off-the-cuff remarks about the F-35 repeated from other events like his Puerto Rico visit, still make no sense when repeated, and in this case get exaggerated further.

built like a brick border wall

But I mean we have equipment that — nobody has the equipment that we have. And it’s sad when we’re selling our equipment to other countries but we’re not buying it ourselves. But now that’s all changed. And I said, the stuff that we have is always a little bit better too. When we sell to other countries, even if they’re allies you never know about an ally. An ally can turn. You’re going to find that out. But I always say make lives a little bit better. Give it that extra speed, a little bit — keep a little bit — keep about 10% in the bag. We have — nobody has what with we have. That’s what we’re doing. We’re really proud of the Coast Guard and I’m very proud — I walked in today and Jean said, the day I got elected, the following morning, they were putting up the statement that I made right on your front door and I came in and the first thing I noticed, of course, I said wow, look at that. I said, did you put that up just for me because I happen to be coming here today? And you did that the first day. That tells me something. That tells me something.

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Trump: “…the air force ordering a lot of planes…the f-35 fighter jet, almost like an invisible fighter. I was asking the air force guys, I said how good is this plane? They said, well, sir, you can’t see it. I said but in a fight. In a fight. Like I watch on the movies” pic.twitter.com/oi3qPfZVeE

— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) November 23, 2017

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“When you're a star they let you do it” … the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020

 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020

 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020

Too early? There probably have been numerous projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote.

We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, so there will be an actual, rather than satiric Trump biopic, probably produced with …. Russian money. Call it GetTheBigly Shorty.

And we know that’s what Trump really wants, a biopic rather than the soon-to-be historical ignominy as the worst US president.

We already know he cannot write a book long enough for ordinary humans to read. Unlike his predecessor, Trump will have to have any post-POTUS memoir ghost-written.

 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020
shocked, shocked that Russians hacked us

We also know films shot in his buildings tend to require cameos with him.

He needs a hagiographic film, not so much like Lincoln or Bulworth, because he’s a … star.

My preference would be something based on the Stavisky Affair like Alain Resnais’s Stavisky, probably because it has both flashbacks and flash-forwards plus a Trotsky cameo, but Hollywood will probably make it more like Stolen Holiday (1937), where there’s no suspicion that the long arm of the law is involved with Stavisky’s self-inflicted demise.

 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020
Remember that Steve Bannon did his own hip-hop / rap version of Coriolanus.

Resnais said:

“What attracted me to the character of Alexandre was his connection to the theatre, to show-business in general. Stavisky seemed to me like an incredible actor, the hero of a serial novel. He had the gift of bringing reality to his fantasies by means of regal gestures.” [4] (Among many theatrical references, the film features a scene in the theatre in which Alexandre rehearses a scene from Giraudoux‘s Intermezzo, and another in which he attends a performance of Coriolanus. His office is adorned with theatrical posters.)

(Resnais’s preferred title for the film was Biarritz-Bonheur,)

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 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020
The Stavisky Affair was a 1934 financial scandal generated by the actions of embezzler Alexandre Stavisky. It had political ramifications for the French Radical Socialist moderate government of the day because the Prime Minister had protected Stavisky, who suddenly died in mysterious circumstances. The political right engaged in large anti-government demonstrations on 6 February 1934. Paris police opened fire and killed 15 demonstrators. 

More importantly, Stavisky did have a real effect on French government.

A right-wing coup d’état seemed like a possibility, but historians agree that the multiple right-wing forces were in no way coordinated and in no way trying to overthrow the government.[1]

Even after the financial stiffness of Mitt Romney, we now have the ultimate in kleptocratic hubris.

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to fight the power of global elites and told voters he would put “America First.” But surrounding Trump are a number of close associates who have used offshore tax havens to conduct business. 

This visualization, produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is part of the Paradise Papers investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 90 media partners.

The Paradise Papers is a global investigation based on 13.4 million leaked files from leading offshore law firm Appleby, trust company Asiaciti, and from company registries in 19 secrecy jurisdictions. The files reveal the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.

 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020

There is nothing illegal about doing business offshore, but the offshore industry’s role in allowing tax avoidance and financial secrecy has generated significant public interest. Each of the Influencers featured in this interactive have appeared in the leaked files, either personally or through a company he headed. Information included in this interactive comes from inside the Paradise Papers files, as well as from reporting and research by ICIJ’s journalists and partners.

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 When you're a star they let you do it ... the movie about the Trump regime may debut before 2020

Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie is a 2016 American parody film by the production company Funny or Die.[1] The satire of businessman Donald Trump was released during his 2016 campaign for President of the United States.

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