A new thread Jul 27, 2020 4:34:55 GMT -5
Post by Olea on Jul 27, 2020 4:34:55 GMT -5
yesterday at 5:06pm…. Gene, Annan, and 2 more like this
Curly, Well I try to be careful with generalisations. I do remember a couple of nice USA women preachers visiting way back.
..... but I was watching a program on the life of Trump yesterday.
His building of the largest gambling casino in the world, the stress he put his father under with money woes, His marriage to a beautiful woman but cheated on her; even arranging for both to be in the same location one vacation. Then divorced the 1st wife & married her and that didn’t last.
The 3 management men who were instrumental in the building of Taj Mahal gambling empire died in an air crash and then when in trouble financially he decided to blame the 3 dead men. ...his love of money, his disrespect to women etc etc
I found myself wondering why do USA christian men and women support this guy; how come professing people continually uphold him? There are ‘Black and white’ legalistic fundamentalist thinking, [supposedly Christian people], on this site who defend him at every turn. People who are ‘black and white’ re morality.
I simply don’t get it.
Jul 27, 2020 18:38:50 GMT 12 Olea said:
Maybe someone else could respond to my post, thanks.
And then....the next thing I don’t understand is : how come a country with 330,912,290 odd people can’t put up some credible candidates for Presidency? I don’t know the numbers registered to democratic and republican parties but surely there must be some ambitious credible people out there !!
Jul 27, 2020 19:43:23 GMT 12 Pragmatic said:
There's definitely something skewed with a system that threw up Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the last election, and now adds Biden to the mix for this election. Last time there was Ben Carson, and this time there was Tulsi Gabbard. Candidates of different political persuasions who seem to be above reproach, and highly intelligent.
With Trump, I think you have to separate what he says from what he does. He has also been poorly advised on a number of occasion, and possibly deliberately. He has also made poor choices with people, eg; Gen Kelly, John Bolton, Cohen etc.
In my opinion, he is probably not the person I would want to do business with. However, forgetting what he tweets (which is a tactic and strategy to bypass the mainstream media), and forgetting what he says, and has said in the past, some of the things he has done have been quite good. The economy was percolating nicely until Covid came along. He blatantly has made an appeal to the centre/right and bible belt vote, and I have no idea whether or not he is genuine. I think Melania is probably good for him. What he does have going for him, is that he is against the "deep state", and that is why the left and liberal media are so against him, as is the military/industrial complex.
Now to address a couple of other things.
Wally called Ardern evil. He has never met her. I have, and my son works with her. She is a lovely person, and while her politics were on the left, she has moderated, and it is because of her that we have one of the freest economies in the world. Yes, the competence pool around her is at low tide, but that isn't her fault.
Nathan claims that President flew to the Antarctic on private military jets. Not too far away from where I live is an ATC controller who worked at McMurdo sound over the time Nathan makes his outrageous claims, which is repeating lies that others have dreamed up.Being an aviation person, I spent some time in the Tower here in our town, and we discussed many things aviation, and Antarctica. A relative also flew C130's in the Antarctica and was Sir Vivian Fookes personal pilot. Back then, twin jet's failed the ETOPS requirement which is why C117, C130, BAE146's only could fly there. And even now, a twin engine cannot fly over the South Pole.
Right he's had enough air, time to deprive him of oxygen.