Give ne back my hat!

Trump

I ran into the middle of the live stream of the press conference by Trump and Merkel.

I heard Trump saying

"I seem to be very popular with the party, I had tremendous numbers with the party... "

I decided to silence the stream, and wait for the summary later.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 17th, 2017 2:23pm
And your point is?...
Permalink Sangamon 
March 17th, 2017 2:36pm
During a state visit, Trump's domestic popularity is evidently a conversation piece.

Doesn't that strike you as peculiar?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 17th, 2017 2:57pm
Nothing shocks me anymore.
Permalink Shylock 
March 17th, 2017 2:57pm
Photographers: Can we get a handshake?
Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?
Trump: *no response*
Merkel: *makes awkward face*
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 17th, 2017 6:02pm
He's a germophobe to boot.
Permalink Shylock 
March 17th, 2017 6:07pm
They briefly shook hands after the press Q&A.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 17th, 2017 6:19pm
With Donald Trump everything is always about Donald Trump regardless of the discussion.
Permalink ps 
March 17th, 2017 6:20pm
He was responding to a question asked of him. I suppose he's a shithead for doing that?
Permalink Oh No 
March 17th, 2017 8:25pm
> He was responding to a question asked of him. I suppose he's a shithead for doing that?

So it was fate that let me start listening at that precise moment.

I can accept that.

I have more trust in fate than in the redaction of news media :-)

And I have not qualified Trump as a shithead. I have reserved that term for Martin Schulz.

Shithead Schulz.

But the Germans found some other qualifications.

Schulden Schulz (schulden: debts)
Schwafel Schulz (schwafeln: to ramble, to raffle, to waffle)
Schummel Schulz (schummeln: to wangle, to cheat), "Martin, der Schummler"
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 17th, 2017 9:08pm
What is the problem supposed to be with his behavior here? It seems more of the same crazy lunatics accusing him of imaginary crimes we see every day now.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 17th, 2017 11:23pm
He made a nicely judged reference to her phone being wire tapped.
Permalink Perks Tech 
March 18th, 2017 3:55am
He insulted the leader of an important allied country.
Permalink GrumpyOldMan 
March 18th, 2017 9:26am
Merkel is a traitor to the whole of Europe and is presiding over the total destruction of Germany.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 18th, 2017 9:28am
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 18th, 2017 9:47am
Don't be so smug, you're country could easily be next.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 18th, 2017 10:08am
OK, we will take inner city Philadelphia as our example of how to do successful integration in Europe.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 18th, 2017 10:44am
What the fuck does that have to do with what Merkel is doing to Europe?
Permalink Sangamon 
March 18th, 2017 10:52am
What is she doing?
Permalink GrumpyOldMan 
March 18th, 2017 11:33am
Shall we see who can find the shittiest place in each other's country?

Merkel, with her decisions in the refugee crisis, made a choice between the age-old principle of acting in pure self-interest, and the religious and enlightened principle of helping the poor and having mercy.

She was democratically supported.

I think that her choice was stupid, but I can't call it treason.

She actually practised what most countries have formally signed for, with the universal declaration of human rights, and many related treaties.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 18th, 2017 11:39am
Lotti, you're not a fan of human rights, are you?
Permalink GrumpyOldMan 
March 18th, 2017 11:55am
> Lotti, you're not a fan of human rights, are you?

I have logical problems with them.

Let's say I am internally divided on them.

It is the classic heart against the head.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 18th, 2017 11:58am
We should aim for a compromise between helping suffering nations at our borders and destroying our social order.
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 12:29pm
> We should aim for a compromise between helping suffering nations at our borders and destroying our social order.

Or maybe preventing the destruction of our social order in another way.

That social order is pretty solid to begin with, so there is time to steer the course away from total disaster?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
March 18th, 2017 12:50pm
Yeah I think I didn't express myself too clearly.
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 1:35pm

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