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Donald Trump: Magnificent Bastard
Scot Adams Blog ^ | 04/20/2011 | Scott Adams

Posted on 04/22/2011 8:01:16 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

It has come to my attention that there are still a few people in the world that I have not offended. I'd like to fix that by endorsing Donald Trump for president. But not for the reasons you might think.

This morning I read a news item saying that some folks at NBC think Trump might be pretending to run for president to boost ratings. The story noted that ratings for his TV show are up 20% lately. I laughed out loud because sometimes I forget that at least half the country doesn't realize he's just screwing with the media.

The magnificent part of this whole thing is that he's putting no effort whatsoever into concealing his prank. That's what I love about the guy. He knows that no level of clownery in a field of clowns will single him out as the one clown that doesn't really mean it.

Take Trump's recent empathy with the so-called birthers. That's the most brilliant part of his plan. It's a dead giveaway that he's just screwing with the media, and it has the added benefit of concentrating most of their attention on that one trivial issue. He doesn't even need to study up on the other issues. While Romney is writing position papers, Trump is golfing.

If you are not a student of practical jokes, you might not know they have a specific formula. A proper practical joke is more than a surprise or a lie. The magic part of the prank formula involves leaving enormous clues that are obvious to everyone but the target of the prank.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; patriottrump; pimpromney; romneybot4romney; romneybothere; trump; trump4america; trumpette
Here is a new angle of what Trump is up to. I fully agree with the author. Trumps is playing with the Media. Especially Klauthhammer, Malkin, and all the pundits.

But I might add, he is also doing this to get Obama out of office the best way possible. So, sit back, throw some Jiffy Pop into the Microwave, and enjoy the show, it should be fun.........

1 posted on 04/22/2011 8:01:18 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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2 posted on 04/22/2011 8:10:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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3 posted on 04/22/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

More like a Machiavellian Bastard. He isn’t to be trusted.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 8:13:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

5 posted on 04/22/2011 8:13:20 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If you are sitting on top of the world with billions of dollars, an enomous company and a top rated TV show, you only have one way to go for more power - president of the United States of America. I think his ego dictates that this is the ultimate goal and he will get there if possible.

The country is definitely ready for someone like the Trumpster.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 8:13:50 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: mnehring
I think he is harmless. He is just out to get Obama. If he gets into the race, he won't stay in very long.
7 posted on 04/22/2011 8:15:41 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: tirednvirginia

Trump is a Populist. He has nailed the sentiment of the General Public and his Populist rhetoric is resonating across the land.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 8:18:30 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Perhaps, it’s simply that he doesn’t like half white gays.


9 posted on 04/22/2011 8:26:58 AM PDT by UncleSam (Palinista,Paulite,Trumper, Birther,Proofer,TeaParty-Northside,RackHead and yesterday,called a Moron.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Perhaps, it’s simply that he doesn’t like half white gays.


10 posted on 04/22/2011 8:27:00 AM PDT by UncleSam (Palinista,Paulite,Trumper, Birther,Proofer,TeaParty-Northside,RackHead and yesterday,called a Moron.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

>I think he is harmless. He is just out to get Obama.

I doubt it. He will stay in, lose the Republican Primary and run as an independent. He will lose to Obama or a Republican. He doesn’t care jack about Obama or anything except the Donald. He doesn’t even care if he loses the election.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 8:27:30 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

I’m not that cynical. I believe Trump truly cares about his country. He has learned a good lesson on what Liberalism does to a Capitalist society. He has been burned and learned the hard way.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 8:30:23 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I predict that eventually someone with a some small bit of conscience left within the Donalds inner circle will come out and tell the truth about the Donald. Or maybe he/she will do it for the money.


13 posted on 04/22/2011 8:35:51 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
Yet another RomneyBOT post by you, which
you claim you agree with.

The author says,
"While Romney is writing position papers,
Trump is golfing."

BS.

The fact is that while Trump was criticizing
Obama, Romney was defending him.

Compare and Contrast:

Chihuahua Romney - the Self-Declared King of Tea-Party:
”My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
and that Obama doesn’t need a Birth Certificate (like me!!!!!), and that
all citizenship tests have been passed by Obama.".


14 posted on 04/22/2011 8:37:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: bkepley
Trump doesn't care. The country has degraded itself to this low level and Trump will prosper from the hype. It is what America has become; Shock Journalism, Reality TV, Face Book, American Idol and our Hero's have become criminals, hookers, porn stars and Pawn Shop crooks.
15 posted on 04/22/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Diogenesis
Get real dude, Romneybot? ROFLMBO! I absolutely hate Romney, I always have. If the author slips in a little tripe, you blame me?

Seriously, you are going off the deep end in your quest to destroy everything Romney, and I am definitely not it!

16 posted on 04/22/2011 8:45:25 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

One thing for sure - Trump is the greatest stimulus the political cartoon industry has ever had!


17 posted on 04/22/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

In trying to portray Trump as some kind of genius, the author fails to understand the real meaning of intelligence.

Intelligence is no more than the pursuit of truth and the ability to discern it. So the ability to discern truth is not equivalent with the ability to fool others.

In fact, the ability to fool others—known as the pursuit of falsehood—is the opposite of intelligence. Observe the typical leftist.

On top of this, this Trump-trickery theory only reminds us that Trump and anyone allied with him cannot be trusted.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 9:06:23 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: reasonisfaith

And another thing. The question of whether or not Obama was born in the United States is in no way a test of intelligence.


19 posted on 04/22/2011 9:11:45 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: bigbob
NO WAY!


20 posted on 04/22/2011 9:14:48 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: reasonisfaith

Another strange Election season to be sure. It’s anybodies guess what will happen.


21 posted on 04/22/2011 9:17:06 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It would be lots of fun if the survival of the country didn’t ride on getting rid of the Kenyan.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 9:23:44 AM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Diogenesis

Chihuahua Romney - the Self-Declared King of Tea-Party:
”My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
___________________________________________

The Romney lawyera also said the Mitts Dad, Georger Romney who wasnt born in the US (Mexico) was eligible to run for POTUS

BTW since George never did get around to becoming a naturalized American citizen, his status was equal to Barak Obama SR, the British national born in Kenya..

so Mitty is not eligible either...

No wonder Mitty is in there slugging for Barry.

2 liberals scratching each others back


23 posted on 04/22/2011 9:42:59 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
My brain must be the size of a mouse turd.

I think he's running.

24 posted on 04/22/2011 10:06:18 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Trump can whip Obama. If you have someone better let me know. Your chihuahua Romney will go down in flames. I have nothing against Mormons but it seems millions of American Christians simply will not vote for one. And Sarah Palin ain’t running.


25 posted on 04/22/2011 10:26:11 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: bkepley

If Trump can pull way the mask from Obama he will do a service for the nation. He, like Perot, has some good ideas and a whole lot of common sense. I want to hear what he has to say in the primary. Let him compete in the arena of ideas—and not speculate. I believe if he can force the Birth Certificate out in the open, and expose Obama/Soros connection, it will be a great day in America.


26 posted on 04/22/2011 10:30:30 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Good points!


27 posted on 04/22/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Heads or tails, Trump wins. First, the publicity. Second, government favor. If he helps Republicans win, he has Republicans in his pocket. If it looks like Obama is going to win, he pulls some Obama document out of his ear and says, “Never mind.”


28 posted on 04/22/2011 10:45:47 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: tirednvirginia

I wasn’t sure if Trump was serious about running or just screwing around until yesterday when Krauthammer said Trump called him up. Why would Donald even bother to try to court Kraut if he wasn’t serious? I’m thinking now that Trump may really throw his hat in the ring. It will certainly be interesting if he does.


29 posted on 04/22/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AZLiberty

true......


30 posted on 04/22/2011 2:16:41 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
But he also knows that success doesn't come from bland acceptance by the entire world. It comes from the ability to inspire the few.

He's channeling Joseph Smith!

31 posted on 04/22/2011 8:42:43 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dennisw
I have nothing against Mormons but it seems millions of American Christians simply will not vote for one.

HMMmm...


Joseph Smith continues: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (, p.270).
 
Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (, p. 119).
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" ( 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" ( 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" ( 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (, vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" ( 10:230).
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (, p. 255).
 
Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (, 18:172).
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (, vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (, 10:127).
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (, p.182).
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (, vol. 3, p.282).
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (, p.316).
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (, vol. 2, p.196).
 

32 posted on 04/22/2011 8:49:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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