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Old 08-21-2019, 11:39 AM
 
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At least this is amusing. Since they take so much of my money, they should at least try to be entertaining. trump is very very good at being entertaining. {snip for space} Maybe it is a good thing, maybe purely stupid, but it is certainly entertaining.
I guess people really wanted a reality show TV star and they got it. Big ego, unable to work well with others, tantrums, lies, can't manage or lead, but hey, who needs competence and sanity in the most important job in the U.S. As long as people are entertained.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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I don't think President Trump cares about this country. He's in this to benefit him. Trying to buy Greenland could be proof of it.
Trump wanted to buy Greenland for himself, didn't he? My sense is that this wasn't about the states buying a country, it was about Trump and his real estate deals.

The Queen of Denmark invited the USA President for a diplomatic visit, and somehow Trump thought it was a private invitation to discuss his personal business opportunities. Very strange.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Yes, America and the entire planet for that matter could go to hell in a handbasket and all is well for the Trumpies as long as Trump is "trolling the libs".
Yes, these people don't care about the country at all.

The same people that wore the "I'd be with Russia before I'd be with her" shirts.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:53 AM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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At first I thought this is such a stupid idea but then after some looking into it, it makes a lot of sense to try to work out a deal for Greenland. I doesn't need to be a European colony...So it seems at least worth exploring something like we did with Alaska. I'm sure the locals could find a reason or 2 why they would like it. Alaskans get all kinds of subsidies.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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At first I thought this is such a stupid idea but then after some looking into it, it makes a lot of sense to try to work out a deal for Greenland. I doesn't need to be a European colony...So it seems at least worth exploring something like we did with Alaska. I'm sure the locals could find a reason or 2 why they would like it. Alaskans get all kinds of subsidies.
What if Russia decided that it wanted to buy the states? There would be all sorts of subsidies and it wouldn't need to be an Americas colony anymore. Maybe that is also worth exploring.

If that is considered "absurd," then the states is "disrespecting" Russia.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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TDS is very strong here. LOL


Leftists get rick rolled by Trump on a daily basis.
oh its back to him trolling the liberals with this.. Its too bad he was serious
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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At first I thought this is such a stupid idea...
Sometimes, the instinctual response is the right one.

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...but then after some looking into it, it makes a lot of sense to try to work out a deal for Greenland.
The Premier of Greenland and the Danish PM both agreed with your first assessment - such a stupid idea. It kinda ends there. Particularly with Trump being an oaf about it.

I don't think a lot of people on this board quite understand the international contempt for Trump. Doing a deal with him on anything is a dangerous political maneuver at the best of times. Doing a deal after he's decided to be rude about it? Forget it. Denmark will join a lot of other countries in waiting for a sane and reasonably competent US administration, because what you have right now can't be taken seriously.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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Remember when electing Trump would restore respect for the US overseas? Good times.
LOL!!!


awesome
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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Politicians do stupid things that hurt some people and normally put money in their pockets and more power/control in their hands. That is pretty much all that politicians do and I expect little else from them. Sometimes they are obvious about it, sometimes subtle, but they all do the same thing.

At least this is amusing. Since they take so much of my money, they should at least try to be entertaining. trump is very very good at being entertaining.

What would be really funny to me is if he somehow pulled it off and acquired Greenland. I know nothing about Greenland or why we would want it, but the entertainment value is off the charts. Far better than a stupid war that has no chance of accomplishing anything or another yawner scandal or yes another pointless investigation.

I understand they are going to waste my money playing games and being stupid (or giving it to their friends). That is just how it is. but at least they can be entertaining about it. We pay a lot for entertainment. They should contribute. Trump has created the most political entertainment out of DC in decades. He makes both sides act and look crazy and stupid. It is like some scripted reality TV show, only better.

Who could have come up with buying Greenland? Even the better TV comedy writers are unlikely to come up with this. Maybe it is a good thing, maybe purely stupid, but it is certainly entertaining.
This is how a republic dies.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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This is how a republic dies.
By asking to buy Greenland?

lol. You guys, anything for drama.

I did just read that Seward did one better than Truman. He tried to not only buy Greenland, but also Iceland. Heck, with Thule AFB and God knows what else, Greenland is essentially a military reservation for the US in any case. In any kind of more aggressive conflict the place would be immediately taken over like it was in WWII, it would be interesting to see the current planning on that.
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