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TorafusuTorasanMay. 28, 2016 - 09:29AM JST
In the end, there would not have been much to sustain a debate. These two candidates are pro taxing the ultra wealthy (those a few pay grades above Trump). They would end up hugging it out as they craft a joint tax increase. Socialism shmoesalism.
Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders
TorafusuTorasanMay. 26, 2016 - 10:41AM JST
Even during peacetime.
Posted in: Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It's going to be OK
TorafusuTorasanMay. 26, 2016 - 10:40AM JST
@MarkG, the cost of the US defense budget is at least 600 to 700 billion dollars even during wartime. Why wouldn't costs of fighting overseas for years be exponentially higher? When you estimate billions, you are talking about the weekly additional war costs. So how many weeks did each war continue? How much did it cost to move a million soldiers and billions of dollars of equipment over 10 years? Lets get real with the accounting for once.
TorafusuTorasanMay. 26, 2016 - 08:35AM JST
And is there any link between the trillions for those two wars and America's budget hole? Let's get some straight forward accounting of that connection.
On housing, I remember Bush touting home ownership just like Bill Clinton did. Neither warned people about predatory subprime lending. But at least Trump was in favor of the housing crash, for altruistic reasons of course.
TorafusuTorasanMay. 26, 2016 - 01:25AM JST
But if blacks and hispanics are to blame, it must be mind boggling that this story is illustrated by security removing a blond haired light skinned woman from a Trump rally. Gotta be a minority in disguise, eh wc?
Posted in: Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico
TorafusuTorasanMay. 26, 2016 - 12:57AM JST
Toshiko, do you think Trump repeatedly calling Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' at the NM rally was insulting? Is he saying that anyone who claims any Native American ancestry is a fraud? That sounds racist.
TorafusuTorasanMay. 23, 2016 - 01:53PM JST
Hey, I will take peacemaking over the type of cartoonishly immature or anciently ossified thinking pervading the American right. Endless ego tripper Trump seems to layer those bad qualities into one heckuva sh*t samwich.
Posted in: Obama arrives in Vietnam to boost security, trade ties
TorafusuTorasanMay. 23, 2016 - 10:08AM JST
Unlike China, Vietnam reps will be in attendance at the G7 summit in Japan this week. It is archaic cold war era thinking to reject communist nations uniformly.
Will Kabukideath tell us that Nixon and Kissenger shouldn't have gone to China in the early 1970s? Or start calling out Trump for wanting closer ties with North Korea?
TorafusuTorasanMay. 23, 2016 - 12:35AM JST
@kabukideath, that is some dated wartime resentment, but here in the 21st century Vietnam is sending an envoy to the G7 summit in Japan. Vietnamese people seem to like the USA these days, surveys say.
Bush seemed to pop in on Iraq regularly, and Iraq seems as least as oppressive as Vietnam. Oh, but some Republican senators wrote a letter? Is McCain one of the 5?
Posted in: Obama heads to Asia to boost trade, cooperation
TorafusuTorasanMay. 20, 2016 - 09:06AM JST
There are more than one hundred lawsuits and disputes tied to Trump companies. At his current income if 600 million a year, he can definitely cover the legal bills, but what happens if he has to get out of business and his salary is chopped down to one thousandth its current level? Maybe Trump should try again in another decade after clearing up his myriad business problems, because I don't see how he will be able to focus full time on being POTUS.
Posted in: Hillary Clinton: Trump 'not qualified' to be president
TorafusuTorasanMay. 19, 2016 - 02:34PM JST
Trump's self stated proof that he loves Mexicans? A restaurant he owns serves taco salad. Gonna give that outreach attempt a big fat F for no effort.
ABC news said one of the judges on this list openly mocked Trump on Twitter just last month, with a witty line about rebuilding the Death Star. I guess Trump is as anti-Trump as they come to give the judge a shot at SCOTUS.
Posted in: Trump identifies 11 potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees
TorafusuTorasanMay. 19, 2016 - 12:51PM JST
Trump has a vetting prob. Charlie Sykes calls Trump a cancer on conservatism one month, and then his ex wife is shortlisted for a court appointment? Another one of these judges has openly mocked Darth Trump's plan to rebuild the Death Star, in the judge's exact words. Better rip up the list and start over with beauty pageant judges.
TorafusuTorasanMay. 13, 2016 - 09:36AM JST
Trump is on his way to getting bogged down in the Trump University fraud trial. And as kcjapan's example shows, Trump surrounds himself with old school racists (started working at Mar a Lago in 1959). Seriously, how is calling for Obama's execution for treason not beyond the pale in your world? Since you won't call it out, there seems to be tacit agreement on the part of the average rightwing birther.
Posted in: Trump, Ryan pledge to work together
TorafusuTorasanMay. 09, 2016 - 10:10AM JST
And Trump is battling his 2008 self over whether or not Bill Cinton's impeachment was bogus.
Posted in: Trump says he's open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans
TorafusuTorasanMay. 09, 2016 - 09:58AM JST
Trump interviewed the wealthy and a majority begged him to pay more taxes? Stop the dang presses!
TorafusuTorasanMay. 08, 2016 - 08:57PM JST
@Pukey, if the roughly 30 men who have won the Memphis Open over its 41 year history are not the cream of the crop, I'd like to know how you rate Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and all the other champs. Sounds to me like a list of all time greats, but I'm only a casual tennis viewer so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
Miami Open is rumored to be insolvent and might close down. Is Memphis at risk of the same thing considering they ended the women two years ago?
Posted in: Djokovic to face Murray in Madrid final
TorafusuTorasanMay. 08, 2016 - 04:46PM JST
Yada yada, enough bashing. Smith: Kei has won the Memphis Open four years in a row, so according to your theory the nursing homes are overflowing with newly retired tennis pros.
TorafusuTorasanMay. 08, 2016 - 02:01PM JST
@superlib, the Trump fans are loco. There is one on this very thread trying to tell us that Mexico has soldiers (and therefore rapists) on Okinawa. Delusional is too nice a word for these crackpot birthers.
Posted in: Trump takes aim at Clinton, questions Warren's heritage
TorafusuTorasanMay. 06, 2016 - 11:27AM JST
Based on logic? Like Trump thinking he can overcome an 80% Hispanic disapproval rating with a commercial about the delish taco salad at his own restaurant. The special this year must be fish tacos because there is something fishy about a billionaire acting like a drunk barfly.
Posted in: Trump tries to unify Republicans as he takes on Clinton
TorafusuTorasanMay. 06, 2016 - 09:14AM JST
I hope Trump hires a Mexican food advisor who could suggest a few restaurants with better Mexican food than Trump Tower Grill. But those places are outside his safe zone. Ending the annoying habit of constantly talking up Trump brands would raise his chances, but that is probably too much to ask for an older gent so set in his self promoting ways.
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May. 29, 2016 - 04:34PM JST
Sad story ... Stupid idiot.
More fuel to the fire.
He will burn.
Lets all remember…
Posted in: U.S. sailor pleads guilty to raping woman in Okinawa
May. 29, 2016 - 04:15PM JST
My thoughts exactly Serrano. It means real income goes up. Good. Unfortunately the thing I spend…
Posted in: Japan's consumer prices down for second straight month in April
May. 29, 2016 - 04:12PM JST
How horrific! RIP to those killed, and courage and understanding to those families who will have…
Posted in: 4 killed in car-motorbike collision in Gunma
May. 29, 2016 - 04:10PM JST
A very interesting post purely based on a fancy.
I think you are talking…
Posted in: Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor; Obama offers condolences over Okinawan woman's murder
May. 29, 2016 - 04:06PM JST
It was pretty hypocritical of Obama to pontificate about a nuclear-free world while giving a green…
Posted in: After Obama's Hiroshima trip, Japan ponders role in making nuclear arms-free world
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