Sunday, March 31, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's relentless drive to be given credit

abcnews

President Donald Trump's relentless drive to be given credit for all manner of things suffused his speech to Michigan supporters this past week.
These efforts are largely familiar by now: He counts job gains from the Obama era as his own, rebrands his predecessor's veterans health care initiative as a Trump achievement, attributes auto factory expansion long in the making to his leadership, and hails a Republican rescue of health care that has not materialized.
But there was a new one on Thursday night. "We have some breaking news!" he said. "Can you handle it? I don't think you can handle it."
He then declared that after decades of failure by lawmakers to get money to clean up the Great Lakes, he was coming ahead with $300 million for that effort. The crowd roared.
But the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was getting that money already . Trump had proposed slashing it.

19 comments :

  1. Pres. Trump has kept the Union together and protects us from outside threats, like illegal immigration, and war with North Korea. Thus, all that happens in the country is due to his political acumen, statesmanship, and style of governing.

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  2. "Kept the Union together"? You mean just like every president since 1865? You other claims are just as nonsensical; par for the course.

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  3. Bravo Joseph Orlow comments.
    May I show here my recent WSJ comments exchange?
    Gerald Aranoff “I live in Israel, a PhD economist, and supporter of Netanyahu and Trump. I read closely the WSJ. I agree with “Several leading candidates, including former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, want the U.K. to comprehensively break economic ties with the EU so it can pursue trade deals with other countries, including the U.S.” I think exit without a deal is best for the UK. Why? There’s something wrong with the European Union. For example, rejecting recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel territory, rejecting Trump etc. The European Union wants vassalage from the UK. Vassalage = a position of subordination or submission (as to a political power). The Qataris, in turn, argue that the Saudis want nothing short of Doha's vassalage.”
    Likethumb_up2
    Robert Middleton “"There’s something wrong with the European Union. For example, rejecting recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel territory, rejecting Trump etc." The world does not revolve around Israel, or the Golan Heights, or Donald J. Trump. Designating the Golan Heights as occupied territory just acknowledges reality. The territory was seized, and now it is occupied. As for Trump, he is a raging sociopath, and pathological liar. "Rejecting" or questioning that behavior does not strike me as "wrong." And the UK? Hardly a vassal state. They are one of the three most powerful countries in the EU. If they have become "vassals" then that is on them. They had 45 years to shape events. Likethumb_up6
    Yes I love Trump and Netanyahu. Next week, Friday, is conference vote on my SCOTUS 18-7160. I’ll be saying Tehilim...

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  4. Tut tut, Yeshoshua. Why always the sour disposition towards MAGA?

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  5. Because MAGA-heads, starting from the one at the top, tend to be ignorant, mean-spirited scourges on society.

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  6. Au contraire, we are maga-nificent. And is it not just right that you should join us in maga-nifying the real (and imaga-ined!) accomplishments of our maga-lomanic leader?

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  7. Sorry, I don't view this all as one big joke.

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  8. Yeshoshua, my brother, we'll get through this. Together.

    Somehow.

    In two years, Bernie Sanders might be President. Then you can have fun while I fume.

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  9. Once again, you seem to regard the fate of America as some kind of sport, where you root for "your team" to beat the "other team," and accept irrationality as part of your "fandom."
    I do not view matters that affect hundreds of millions, even billions, of people in the same way as you.

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  10. Well, then, why don't you run for office? You don't seriously think, I hope, that you're making enough of an impact online to effect major political changes.

    Donald Trump didn't become Emperor of the Wprld President of the United States through happenstance. His position is a culmination of a lifetime of acquiring wealth, exposing himself to the public, and making speeches.

    Chop chop. You've got the speechwriting down. Get to work on the rest!

    Vote Yehoshua
    Undo the Damage

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  11. Once again, you still seem to be treating this like a joke.
    FYI, I live in Israel, so running for office is not an option.

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  12. Torah thought on parshat מצרע
    “On the completion of her period of purification, for either son or daughter, she shall bring to the priest, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, a lamb in its first year for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering לחטאת [so traditionally; more precisely offering of purgation.]. He shall offer it before the Lord and make expiation on her behalf וכפר עליה; she shall then be clean from her flow of blood. Such are the rituals תורת concerning her who bears a child, male or female. If, however, her means do not suffice for a sheep, she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. The priest shall make expiation on her behalf וכפר עליה, and she shall be clean.” (Leviticus 12:6-8).
    Why all this make expiation on her behalf וכפר עליה ? What’s going on?
    My theory? This is expiation for the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge.
    Before the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge: “The two of them were naked ערומים, the man and his wife, yet they felt no shame ולא יתבששו.” (Genesis 2:25).
    After the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge: “They heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the garden at the breezy time of day; and the man and his wife hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. The Lord God called out to the man and said to him, Where are you? He replied, I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked עירם, so I hid. Then He asked, Who told you that you were naked עירם? Did you eat of the tree from which I had forbidden you to eat?” (Genesis 3:8-11).
    My theory is that before the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge Adam and Eve had no יצר הרע for each other. God’s cursed Eve: “And to the woman He said, I will make most severe Your pangs in childbearing; In pain shall you bear children בעצב תלדי בנים. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16).
    Even pious women who never swear off men and who bear children, also bring the sin offering. Why? To expiate for the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge.

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  13. I wasn't joking.

    How was I supposed to know where you live?!

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  14. By joking, I was referring to your calling Trump emperor of the world, then crossing it out.

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  15. Kalonymus AnonymusApril 2, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Joke , lighthearted or not.

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  16. Kalonymus Anonymus says “Joke , lighthearted or not.”
    Definition of joker a person given to joking : WAG FELLOW, GUY especially : an insignificant, obnoxious, or incompetent person a shame to let a joker like this win — Harold Robbins
    an ambiguous or apparently immaterial clause inserted in a legislative bill to make it inoperative or uncertain in some respect
    an unsuspected, misleading, or misunderstood clause, phrase, or word in a document that nullifies or greatly alters it
    something (such as an expedient or stratagem) held in reserve to gain an end or escape from a predicament
    an unsuspected or not readily apparent fact, factor, or condition that thwarts or nullifies a seeming advantage
    “After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, I am incensed at you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth נכונה about Me as did My servant Job. (Job 42:7).
    Why is God incensed at the 3 friends ??
    “When Job’s three friends heard about all these calamities that had befallen him, each came from his home—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They met together to go and console and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they could not recognize him, and they broke into loud weeping; each one tore his robe and threw dust into the air onto his head. They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights. None spoke a word to him for they saw how very great was his suffering.” (Job 4:11-13).
    My theory is that the 3 friends meant well but were actually joker trolls, follow Yehoshua, KA, Berel? Joseph Orlow is speaking the truth נכונה.

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  17. Kalonymus AnonymusApril 2, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    You are off the mark professor, so I've down voted you.

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  18. Kalonymus AnonymusApril 2, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Gerald, you troll. Stop giving phoney takes on the Tenakh. What has sefer Iyov to do with a semantic discussion on lightheaded? You phoney troll. Follow, Gerry?

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