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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:51 PM

Scottish farmer trumps Trump

Source: Salon


Michael Forbes, the unlikely hero of “You’ve Been Trumped," has won the Scotsman of the year award

BY PRACHI GUPTA

Perennial loser Donald Trump is still a loser. This time, though, it’s not a media company or a non-announcement announcement that makes him look bad. Instead, it is a small-town, 60-year-old Scottish farmer, Michael Forbes, who has quietly shown up the Donald.

Forbes gained fame after appearing in “You’ve Been Trumped,” a documentary which chronicled Trump’s attempt to steamroll over a Scottish community in order to build a golf course. Forbes emerged as one of the movie’s unlikely heros when he refused to sell his farm or succumb to Trump’s bullying. Of course, this incited the always-incited Trump, who resorted to calling Forbes’s farm “disgusting.”

The New York Times reports that last week Forbes earned the “Top Scot” award, honoring him as Scotsman of the year in a poll sponsored by whiskey maker Glenfiddich and the newspaper The Scotsman. The award’s previous recipients include the likes of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and viral singing sensation Susan Boyle. Forbes, who was “a real people’s choice” beat out contenders like tennis star Andy Murray and cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

Of Trump, Forbes told the Scotsman, “I took an instant dislike to him. He called me a village idiot and accused me of living in a pigsty, but I think everyone knows by now that he’s the clown of New York.”

And all of Scotland, it seems, agrees.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/03/scottish_farmer_trumps_trump/

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struggle4progress Dec 2012 #1
KamaAina Dec 2012 #2
IthinkThereforeIAM Dec 2012 #5
ajk2821 Dec 2012 #7
madokie Dec 2012 #54
dae Dec 2012 #3
sasha031 Dec 2012 #4
IthinkThereforeIAM Dec 2012 #6
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #8
Ineeda Dec 2012 #11
Cha Dec 2012 #18
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #27
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #29
47of74 Dec 2012 #32
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #33
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #34
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #35
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #36
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #37
NMDemDist2 Dec 2012 #43
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TreasonousBastard Dec 2012 #58
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Ken Burch Dec 2012 #30
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Cha Dec 2012 #17
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. You know what's disgusting?

Walking around with a dead possum on top of your head.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:29 PM

5. I thought it was the keister of an orangutan...

... that was on the Donald's head.

[link:http://www.thefreedictionary.com/keister|

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:42 PM

7. And here I always thought...

the ass was the thing below the ridiculous hair.

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Response to ajk2821 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:02 AM

54. LOL

I now will Proceed with my day with a big ass smile on my face.
Thank you

ETA: Welcome to DU

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:12 PM

3. Thanks for posting. I love the Scots.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:26 PM

4. I remember the story of Michael Forbes well

Local Hero
Michael Forbes is waging a campaign to stop Donald Trump from building a golf and housing resort along the coastline north of Aberdeen, Scotland. "Would I sell to Trump? No, never."

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This battle has been going on for years, Trump is a disgusting parasite. So glad Forbes has been able to hang onto his farm, at one point he had the entire village against him.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:31 PM

6. Yes...


... I recall watching a movie that took place in Ireland or Scotland that had the same premise; blocking a big real estate development that would have cut farmers off from their pastures, among other unwanted inconveniences.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

8. Local Hero

Burt Lancaster.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:52 PM

11. If I recall correctly, the donald was also

trying to prevent an offshore wind farm at the same location because it would 'spoil the view' of his luxury resort. Don't know what's become of that. Hurrah for Forbes.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:52 PM

18. Thar he is in his kilt now.. thanks sasha!

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:17 PM

27. He's a manly man he is...

but I have to ask...what do they wear under those things!

Inquiring minds and all?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

29. Google the phrase "I dinna know...but wherever it was, I won first prize!"

That will explain all.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:23 PM

32. Probably doesn't even know what it's been up to...

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:31 PM

33. LOL...I googled it and it brought me back here...

So having gone full circle you still won't tell me????

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:42 PM

34. If you really want to know...Google Image search "Queen Elizabeth II and Scottish Soldiers"

Accidentally posted it here in the thread for a moment...meant just to post the link, sorry.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

35. Okay okay I get the picture!

So the rumor about the Scottish soldiers is true. They go commando!

Thanks!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

36. You're welcome. Scottish soldiers are the bravest of all...

After all, there's nothing worse than frostbite on the battlefield.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:00 PM

37. Not a battle field...but I see where it could be a problem!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:31 PM

43. a scot told me once

"Shoes, my dear" was his response to that question

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #43)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:29 AM

53. ROFL

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:48 AM

58. Another Scotsman told a woman who asked in his Edinburgh pub...

"Nu'in bu' lipstick."

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:02 PM

44. what do they wear under those things?

Lipstick, on a good day!

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