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  • He is Tremendous. So Strong, So Good

    Votes: 5 10.9%
  • He's a Jackass But He Done Right By Me

    Votes: 3 6.5%
  • He is a Disgrace and Will Be Remembered Poorly

    Votes: 29 63.0%
  • Can We Just Have a Normal POTUS?

    Votes: 5 10.9%
  • I Live a Sheltered Life and I Don't Care

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Hillary Did It!

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • All Things Considered, I'd Prefer a Maine Coon as King

    Votes: 2 4.3%

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Sumac13

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(edited - removed) ... decided it probably was not helpful here.
 
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Out of the Rafters at the Q

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Sorta like that video, right? Maybe a bit less?
The video is comedy. Political lampooning is a pretty old tradition that spans multiple cultures.

Attempting to dehumanize large groups of people with imbecilic nicknames is not appropriate.

Be better.
 

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Meanwhile, Trump lied about the casualties during the Iranian counter-strike.

34 suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries.

While I can appreciate the need to deescalate the situation, his disparagement of those that receive TBI's in battle is once again, inappropriate, stupid and demonstrative of his real feelings for the military (like everything else he doesn't care).


Pentagon Says 34 US Soldiers Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury in Iran Strike
Trump downplays brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran missile strike
  • Trump downplayed injuries: ‘I heard they had headaches’
  • Expert calls president’s comment ‘insulting and disrespectful’
  • VFW Demands an Apology

US soldiers walk past a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base, in Anbar, Iraq, on 13 January. Donald Trump initially claimed there were no US casualties.

Thirty-four US soldiers have been diagnosed with concussion or traumatic brain injury from an 8 January Iranian missile attack on their base in Iraq, the Pentagon has revealed.

The Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said on Friday that eight service members who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States.

Donald Trump had previously said that the US “suffered no casualties” from the attack, which was a reprisal for the US drone strike assassination of the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani.

Questioned later about reports of brain injury, Trump downplayed their severity: “I heard that they had headaches. And a couple of other things. But I would say, and I can report, it is not very serious.”

But Hoffman confirmed the injuries on Friday, adding: “This is a snapshot in time, what he wanted to make sure is that you’re provided with the most accurate numbers.”

Of the 34 injured service members, 17 have returned to duty and the other 17 were taken to a US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Of those taken to Germany, eight were deemed serious enough to be flown to the US on Friday. Hoffman said that if the symptoms of those in Germany worsened, they also could be sent to the US. He added that the injured soldiers both US and Germany were being treated as out-patients.

Michael Kaplen, the chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council and past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State said that he was “shocked at the ignorant statement” made by Trump.

“To equate traumatic brain injuries as just a headache is insulting and disrespectful to the thousands of military service members suffering from the signature wound of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict,” he said.

He added that the condition, also known as TBI, is a “life-altering” injury.

“It’s physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences affect every aspect of an individual’s life,” he said. “A brain injury is only ‘mild’ if it is someone else’s brain. There is nothing ‘mild’ about a mild brain injury.”


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/24/us-soldiers-iran-traumatic-brain-injury-pentagon
 

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Related to the above, the VFW is not happy about POTUS minimizing the most common and one of the worst wounds of the Endless War.

As we know, the VFW is known for being a liberal, hair-setting-on-fire group.


VFW Expects Apology From POTUS
‘TBI is a serious injury and one that cannot be taken lightly’
January 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – "In light of today's announcement from the defense department that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of Iran's retaliatory strike and President Trump's remarks which minimized these troops’ injuries, the Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter.
TBI is a serious injury and one that cannot be taken lightly. TBI is known to cause depression, memory loss, severe headaches, dizziness and fatigue — all injuries that come with both short- and long-term effects.

The VFW expects an apology from the president to our service men and women for his misguided remarks. And, we ask that he and the White House join with us in our efforts to educate Americans of the dangers TBI has on these heroes as they protect our great nation in these trying times. Our warriors require our full support more than ever in this challenging environment."

— William “Doc” Schmitz, VFW National Commander

https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/latest-releases/archives/2020/1/vfw-expects-apology-from-potus?fbclid=IwAR3bVwJprH9HSIbFdNelTY1hkzPhPVP8jX9qzqFo8nnpU_cXcpZJbqvu2lc
 

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Related to the above, the VFW is not happy about POTUS minimizing the most common and one of the worst wounds of the Endless War.

As we know, the VFW is known for being a liberal, hair-setting-on-fire group.


VFW Expects Apology From POTUS
‘TBI is a serious injury and one that cannot be taken lightly’
January 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – "In light of today's announcement from the defense department that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of Iran's retaliatory strike and President Trump's remarks which minimized these troops’ injuries, the Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter.
TBI is a serious injury and one that cannot be taken lightly. TBI is known to cause depression, memory loss, severe headaches, dizziness and fatigue — all injuries that come with both short- and long-term effects.

The VFW expects an apology from the president to our service men and women for his misguided remarks. And, we ask that he and the White House join with us in our efforts to educate Americans of the dangers TBI has on these heroes as they protect our great nation in these trying times. Our warriors require our full support more than ever in this challenging environment."

— William “Doc” Schmitz, VFW National Commander

https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/latest-releases/archives/2020/1/vfw-expects-apology-from-potus?fbclid=IwAR3bVwJprH9HSIbFdNelTY1hkzPhPVP8jX9qzqFo8nnpU_cXcpZJbqvu2lc
 

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One question that needs to be asked in light of the latest secret recording of Trump, in which he talks about very sensitive diplomatic stuff, is how does this shit keep happening?

We're not dealing with Bond here; sneaking in and placing a bug. Amarosa was able to record him with her fucking cell phone, Cohen had secret recordings without being detected and now this: Another cell phone recording.

Who is the idiot that allows these massive security lapses? Do people know how much damage a cell phone sized device can do? Why is the OPSEC around POTUS this bad?

Oh, yeah, the answer is Trump himself refusing to take even elementary security precautions because he thinks he is too smart for it and that our intelligence agencies are crooked.

I have zero doubt that adversarial powers have collected more highly sensitive intelligence from POTUS in two years, because of his stupidity, than they have in the past four decades.
 

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