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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
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IthinkThereforeIAM Dec 2012 #5
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madokie Dec 2012 #54
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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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Quixote1818 Dec 2012 #14
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #16
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #30
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #15
Cha Dec 2012 #17
ReRe Dec 2012 #19
Cha Dec 2012 #24
dmr Dec 2012 #42
amuse bouche Dec 2012 #20
Divernan Dec 2012 #21
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #22
Divernan Dec 2012 #23
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #25
rivegauche Dec 2012 #26
TheBlackAdder Dec 2012 #28
underpants Dec 2012 #31
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #38
blackspade Dec 2012 #46
Whovian Dec 2012 #39
leftlibdem420 Dec 2012 #41
blackspade Dec 2012 #45
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #48
Uben Dec 2012 #51
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #52
Berlum Dec 2012 #56
Brigid Dec 2012 #57


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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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:01 AM

49. Ask our women...they always wear patent leather shoes at weddings , then stand very close to you and

Look down at theirs shoes for some reason....

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:22 AM

50. Hopefully....

something warm for when the cold Highland wind blows up his kilt. Only women may get this one.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:15 AM

55. Here's a song about it

often heard on the Dr. Demento Show, back in the day....

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:24 PM

47. Your so welcome Cha, so much admiration for Mr Forbes.

I remember the battle in the media, shame on the Scot government for ever allowing Trump to buy this pristine ocean front in the 1st place.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:11 PM

40. That man has style!

And I don't dare say what else he has under his beautiful kilt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

9. Meal do naidheachd

 

Keep your sword sharp and your tongue sharper!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:50 PM

10. K&R

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:00 PM

12. "...he's the clown of New York."

 

Got that right!


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:02 PM

13. HA!

Obviously, taking the Low Road doesn't get one to Scotland first!
So much for that old song, eh?

Take that ya'bloody bastard!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:13 PM

14. Trump has slowly been going insane for years


One of these days he is going to break hard! Hopefully he will end up in an insane asylum and get some help.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:39 PM

16. The rich never end up in asylums. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:27 PM

30. They're "treated for exhaustion".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

15. Trump is SUCH a rube.

I wonder if he has any "friends" he didn't buy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

17. This is Rich! And, he's a Forbes!

Michael Forbes

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:17 PM

19. Your little bowing guy...

reminds me of how I used to react to someone's stupid dictate when I was young.... Would make that bowing gesture with my hands and head, saying : Salami, Salami, Bologna!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:13 PM

24. I bet you did, ReRe.. :)

I like to bring it out when "I'm not worthy"

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Response to ReRe (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:37 PM

42. Oh, wow, you brought back a forgotten childhood memory!

Salami, Salami, Bologna!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:38 PM

20. "I think everyone knows by now that he’s the clown of New York.”

Would love to shake that man's hand

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:49 PM

21. John Cleese explained why you don't want to piss off a Scot!

"ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2012 EUROPE: BY JOHN CLEESE

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when the tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time theBritish issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "pissed off" to "Let's Get the Bastards!" They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used in the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

I sent this to a friend whom I stayed with in the Highlands last year and she said that as a Scot she felt the description was not far off.

Here's a link to the national anthem the Scottish "tartan army" football fans sing - I've never heard a national song sung with more passion. It's called Flower of Scotland

O Flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

The hills are bare now
And Autumn leaves
Lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.


Those days are past now
And in the past
They must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

O Flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

On edit, as per Muriel Volstranger's post, the song refers to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
An earlier Edward, Edward I,was known as Edward Longshanks. The joke tells how:

He came to Scotland to conquer the Scots. He brings 4,000 men with him.
As he nears the battlefield there suddenly appears a solitary figure on the crest of the hill. A short, ginger-haired guy in a kilt.

'Hammer O the Scots?' yells the wee Scottish guy on the hill. 'Come up here, ye English b*st*rds, and I'll give ye a hammerin'!'

Edward turns to his commander. 'Send 20 men to deal with that little Scottish upstart,' he says.

The commander sends 20 of his best men over the hill to kill the Scotsman. Ten minutes later, at the crest of the hill, the wee Scot appears again.

'Ye English diddies!' he yells. 'Come on the rest of ye!! Come on, I'll have ye all!'

Edward is getting somewhat annoyed. He turns to his commander. 'Send 100 men to kill that little guttersnipe!'

The commander sends 100 men over the hill to do the job. Ten minutes later, the wee Scot appears at the top of the hill once more, his hair all sticking up, his shirt a wee bit torn.

'Ye English SCUM!' he yells.. 'I'm just warming up!! Come and get me, ye English sh*te!!'

Edward losses patience. 'Commander, take 400 men and personally WIPE HIM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH!' he yells. The commander gulps, but leads 400 men on horseback over the crest of the hill.

Ten minutes later, the wee Scotsman is back. His clothing is all torn, his face is covered in blood and snot.

'Is that the best ye can do??? Ye'r bloody WUMMIN!!! Come on!! Come and have a go, ye bunch of English sh*te!!!' he yells.

Edward turns to his second in command. 'Take 1,000 men over that hill and don't come back till you've killed him!' he commands. The second in command gathers the men and they ride off over the hill to their fate. Ten minutes later, one of the English troops appears back at the top of the hill. He's covered in blood and his clothes are all torn.

'Your Majesty!' he yells. 'It's a trap.................There's TWO of them!!!'

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Response to Divernan (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:05 PM

22. Actually, 'Flower of Scotland' is about Bannockburn, and Edward II's army

not Edward I (ie 'Longshanks', 'the Hammer of the Scots').

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/flowerofscotland.asp

When Edward I led his own army, the Scots never defeated him (which may account for his nickname).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/articles/edward_i/

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:11 PM

23. I stand corrected - still, it's a great joke about Edward I.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:28 PM

25. HAHAHAHA!

That's a great story nonetheless! I love it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:49 PM

26. Trump is a total disgrace and a buffoon.

Why does ANYONE, ANYWHERE give half a shit what that bloated orange assclown says?? I DON'T GET IT. He's got to be the buggest douchebag of the century.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:24 PM

28. That narcissist is probably reading this thread! He scans for articles about himself.

Lawrence O'Donnell calls him out for being broke, having to work a TV show to get by.

That stooge is always good for a laugh:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/donald-trumps-4-most-hilarious-attempts-at-good-idea/

http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-stories-about-donald-trump-you-wont-believe-are-true/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:34 PM

31. Anyone else reminded of ----- "Local Hero"?



An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085859/

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Response to underpants (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:04 PM

38. They actually reference that film in the documentary "You've Been Trumped!"

The farmer's war with The Donald pretty much happens in the same area...and at one point in the documentary, the filmmaker attempts to place a trunk call to Trump's offices in NYC from the same phone box Peter Rieger's character tries to phone home from in LOCAL HERO.

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Response to underpants (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:14 PM

46. One of my all time favorite movies.

The soundtrack is beyond awesome.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:04 PM

39. Wonderful. I had the pleasure of spending a few years working with a family from Glasgow for

 

several years here in the states as they started up a new business. The two sons and I would alway end the day at the local pub and I soon found out they were wicked fun people to party with. I also found out the youngest son just loved to scrap for the sake of a fight. After a few beers we decided to go back to the shop and finish up a few things and after I unlocked the door, he head butted me from behind. I whipped around and there he was with a big shit eating grin and in kinda crouched with his hands kind of spread out like he wanted me to launch into him. I said "What the hell was that for?" his answer was "Aight, yer bigger than me! Let's toss it!"

I laughed and grabbed him around the neck and said forget about it. It ended there, but Fighting is a fun sport for some of the Glaswegians I have met when there's no train back from a football (soccer) game to destroy when coming back from Italy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:27 PM

41. Interesting that the "Labour" government in Scotland sided with Trump.

 

You'd think with Blair gone that "Labour" would stop spreading their legs for every neo-liberal pig who asked.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:12 PM

45. There is a reason I like Scotland.

Besides having ancestors from there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:28 PM

48. On Netflix

you can save this movie - availability unknown.

So, I'm ignorant on the outcome of all this....the golf course is built, up and running and profitable? What happened to all the former inhabitants? Maybe the movie answers those questions.

K&R for Mr. Forbes

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:33 AM

51. I gotta new name for him, Donald Scump!

Sounds appropriate!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:51 AM

52. You gotta love it when scum like Trump lose

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:29 AM

56. The Donald is a Compleat Republican. No wonder the Scots revile him.

The Donald (R) is such a Perfect Embodiemnet of Republican 'values': conceited, fatuous, pig-headed, greedy, short-sighted, rude, stupid, untruthful, humorless, and opposed to all things good, decent, and American.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:03 PM

57. Trump should know better.

Even the Romans didn't want to mess with the Scots. That's why Hadrian built that wall.

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