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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:37 PM

Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Bill Maher

Donald Trump tells Extra he will sue comedian Bill Maher if he doesn't pay up on a bet.

Maher told Jay Leno earlier this week he would offer to donate $5 million to the charity of Trump's choice if the New York businessman would release his own birth certificate to prove he was not the "spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan."

Trump says his lawyer provided the proof and now wants the $5 million.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/01/10/donald_trump_threatens_to_sue_bill_maher.html

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Reply Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Bill Maher (Original post)
WI_DEM Jan 2013 OP
Crazy Combo Jan 2013 #1
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #3
Segami Jan 2013 #38
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #42
Segami Jan 2013 #50
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #12
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #21
Johonny Jan 2013 #2
leftynyc Jan 2013 #4
Jim Lane Jan 2013 #45
leftynyc Jan 2013 #56
Jim Lane Jan 2013 #59
leftynyc Jan 2013 #60
Bake Jan 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #6
brooklynite Jan 2013 #7
Aristus Jan 2013 #32
denverbill Jan 2013 #8
rustydog Jan 2013 #9
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #43
brew987 Jan 2013 #10
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #11
brew987 Jan 2013 #37
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #40
City Lights Jan 2013 #46
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #41
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #14
Cheap_Trick Jan 2013 #16
brew987 Jan 2013 #36
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #19
leftynyc Jan 2013 #23
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #24
spanone Jan 2013 #29
brew987 Jan 2013 #35
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #44
Raine Jan 2013 #55
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #13
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #22
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #34
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #47
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #53
Rider3 Jan 2013 #15
no_hypocrisy Jan 2013 #17
lunatica Jan 2013 #18
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #20
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #26
leftynyc Jan 2013 #57
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #25
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #27
spanone Jan 2013 #28
samsingh Jan 2013 #30
mainstreetonce Jan 2013 #31
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #33
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #39
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #48
Last Stand Jan 2013 #49
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #51
Tempest Jan 2013 #52
upi402 Jan 2013 #54
cecilfirefox Jan 2013 #58

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:39 PM

1. I think the bet had a time limit.

 

And Trump missed the time limit. So the $5m bet is null and void.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/bill-maher-donald-5-million-orangutan-monkey-leno-video_n_2432329.html

Also, I heard that Trump's birth certificate was not the long form, and so it's a fake.

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Response to Crazy Combo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

3. My question is did he prove he was not the son of a orangutan .

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:53 PM

38. I'll take Orangutan Ancestry for $600....LOL!



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Response to Segami (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:26 PM

42. The answer is...

Reality TV personality who was thought to be human.

...Who is Donald Trump?

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:36 PM

50. LOL!

My money is on the Hamburger crushing Trump.

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Response to Crazy Combo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:10 PM

12. He also didn't give a DNA sample

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Response to Crazy Combo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

21. +1

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

2. that Donald Trump even responded to this demonstrates he is a joke

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:44 PM

4. Any contract worth more than $500

must be in writing. Trump will get smacked down.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:55 PM

45. If you're relying on the UCC, isn't that only for sales of goods?

I'd say instead that the whole thing was an obvious joke, not an actual offer of a contract.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #45)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:01 AM

56. Isn't any contract

really a sale of goods (in this case, showing something)? Isn't that the argument Trump is using?

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #56)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:02 PM

59. No, there are many contracts that aren't covered by the UCC.

There are also many state statutes that make oral agreements unenforceable in particular areas, but I think the $500 threshold comes from the UCC.

As for Trump, I won't make the charitable assumption that he's using any "argument" at all, in the sense of a series of logically connected propositions. It's more likely that he's just being an attention whore, as usual.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #59)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:55 AM

60. LOL- fair enough

NYers have been dealing with this clown forever and frankly I don't care where they smackdown comes from although I would love it coming from a judge. Really looking forward to Maher's show coming back to HBO next week.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:54 PM

5. Offer, Acceptance. Consideration. Contract basics.

None of which are here.

Trump knows better. Typical headline-hunting.

Bake

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:55 PM

6. So ...

Now. What tact does Maher take to reject the B/C? Does he:

Claim the document released is a forgery?

Argue he wants the long form B/C?

Argue, "It's a Certificate of Live Birth, not a Birth Certificate"?

Oily and her birther hoard have provided the strategic map.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

7. I'm sure Trump's Lawyer can explain the impact of "no written contract" on his claim...

...and also the New York State statutes against unlicenced gambling.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:52 PM

32. I think there is such a thing as "breach of oral promise", but Trump is going to have difficulty

proving that it has legal veracity, coming as it did from a comedian.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:02 PM

8. No, the birth certificate Trump showed was clearly a fake.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:02 PM

9. Sorry "The Donald" birth certificate shows you were born and claims a father

this does not PROVE your mommy didn't have sex with an Orangutan which would be your TRUE father...come on show the proof!!!

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Response to rustydog (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:28 PM

43. Donalds reply .....

Ooh ooo oooo aaaa aaa aaaa

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:03 PM

10. So Maher doesn't want to pay up.

 

Too bad for the charities it was going to help.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:19 PM

37. Wow! you're so clever.

 

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Response to brew987 (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:10 PM

40. He's a comedian. It was a joke. Or do you think Trump IS part orangutan?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:58 PM

46. LOL!

Good one!

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Response to brew987 (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:12 PM

41. Thank You

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:12 PM

14. Too bad Trump doesn't has strings attached on his charity giving

First Obama, now Mahr. Trumpy is a cheapskate.

Enjoy your stay.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:27 PM

16. Shouldn't you be under a bridge somewhere, waiting for some goats? nt

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Response to Cheap_Trick (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:17 PM

36. Shouldn't you get out of your mothers basement

 

and clean your room?

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:47 PM

19. Perhaps you could share your pizza with them. n/t

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:53 PM

23. Nothing stopping Donny from sending the

money other than his own ego and selfishness.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:54 PM

24. Shocking I know

Favorite group: Gun Control & RKBA, 1 posts in the last 90 days (9% of total posts)

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:44 PM

29. ooh, a trump lover on d.u. i thought i smelled something.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:30 PM

44. A trump defender on DU?

You also managed to find your way to the gun forum and of course you're spouting gun nut talking points.

Something tells me you're not going to last very long here.

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Response to brew987 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:45 PM

55. You're really naive or stupid if you think that money would go to a

charity and not be laundered right into Trump's bank account.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:11 PM

13. Ummm... why does Trump's SHORT FORM bc have a barcode?!

They didn't have computer barcodes when he was born. And, it's short form. I could make one of those on my laptop right now.

FAKE.

And, where is his DNA sample proving he is 100% human?

wtf

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:51 PM

22. Valid Point

Maher's bet was that Trump had to prove that his father was NOT an orangutan. Only a blood sample will suffice.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:00 PM

34. Exactly -- DNA samples only take a few days

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:21 PM

47. That thing on Chumps head is enough . . .

to make his claim of being human not at all credible. Show us the DNA samples!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:56 PM

53. DNA DNA DNA

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:27 PM

15. I don't believe Trump

I'll stand with Bill on this one.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:28 PM

17. Not a true "offer" as it was intended as satire.q

Never meant to be an exchange of promises with consideration.

Trump just can't pass up a chance for free publicity, that's all.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:29 PM

18. Sounds like Trump's favorite charity is Trump

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

20. I suspect that Maher will milk this for all its worth...

Raising satirical (and idiotic) claims about the typeface of Trumps birth certificate, etc., etc., etc..

Trump just invited himself to weeks of ongoing mockery.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:58 PM

26. Indeed he will.

Trump should have laughed it off.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:37 AM

57. His show on HBO comes back next Friday

Can't wait to see how he handles this.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:55 PM

25. Maher should simply claim it's a forgery

 

like Trump claimed about Obama's BC.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:13 PM

27. I feel left out. *sniff*

At this point T.Rump has threatened to sue almost everyone in the free world... but... but... he hasn't threatened to sue ME! *sob*

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:15 PM

28. fuck trump.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:45 PM

30. not the long form so it proves nothing trump

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:49 PM

31. If his mother was married

to Mr. Trump, the birth certificate would have Trump's name even if his mother enjoyed wild love making with orangutans nightly.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:55 PM

33. Understandably, the father denies it all.



He is so ashamed of what he has done to the world.





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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:07 PM

39. Trump's response to Maher...

Is something an orangutan would do.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:29 PM

48. It is an obvious forgery

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:36 PM

49. We're only months away from Trump being found playing with his own poop in the

corner of the guesthouse sun room, babbling about Nigerian Presidents and other nonsense.

Write it down.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:47 PM

51. I will not believe the Birth Cerificate is real

Until it is fully investigated by Sheriff Joe's Posse.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:50 PM

52. These kinds of bets have no legal standing.

Because they're illegal.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:57 PM

54. The douche-baggery is bottomless... n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:59 AM

58. lol- the premise is so off it couldn't be binding(sorry, thinking like a law student). nt

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