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Will America survive Trump?   America - all of it

Started 12/22/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 18970 views.
CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

May-2

Fortunately, we only have one end of the horse in the White House, but it isn't his head.

*Caligula would be proud.

  • Edited May 2, 2019 1:46 am  by  CzoeMC
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CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

May-6

For those of you that didn't get the reference:

According to the ancient historian Suetonius, the Roman emperor known as Caligula loved one of his horses, Incitatus, so much that he gave the steed a marble stall, an ivory manger, a jeweled collar and even a house. Another chronicler, Cassius Dio, later wrote that servants fed the animal oats mixed with gold flakes. Famous for his madness and brutality, Caligula allegedly committed incest with his sisters, fed prisoners to wild beasts and had conversations with the moon—so coddling a beloved horse might seem among the lesser of his various evils. But did he really plan to make Incitatus a consul and only fail to do so because his assassination happened first, as Suetonius would have us believe?

But what if Caligula actually did plot to create Rome’s first equine official? According to historian Aloys Winterling, author of “Caligula: A Biography” (2011), insanity isn’t the only logical explanation for such behavior. In his book, Winterling makes the case that many of the emperor’s wackier stunts, including his treatment of Incitatus, were designed to insult and humiliate senators and other elites. By bestowing a high public office on his horse, then, Caligula aimed to show his underlings that their work was so meaningless an animal could do it.

*From https://www.history.com

This explains a lot of Trump's appointees.

  • Edited May 6, 2019 3:54 am  by  CzoeMC
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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He also declared war on the sea.

But this was to save face for a battle he launched, but forgot to tell his generals about.

No one showed up, so he declared war on the sea; whipped it, then ordered the few men he had with him to collect sea shells as the "spoils of war".

You can't say he was boring!

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Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

May-7

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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Jesus Christ.

The most ironic part of the law is that the woman could be given the death penalty.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

May-8

Di (amina046) said:

The measure, HB 481, is the most extreme abortion ban in the country

Surely the most extreme in the world.

And highly likely to be abused, criminalising women who have miscarriages after skate-boarding.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

May-9

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The Trump administration maintains its threat to increase tariffs on $US200 billion of Chinese goods ... right in the middle of US-Chinese trade talks.

But he wants their cooperation over Iran and other things ...

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