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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:03 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell on one more thing about Trump that could be described as "tiny."

Lawrence O'Donnell
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For someone who made it through college, a tiny vocabulary is an indicator of an imperviousness to learning. Trump says “looking very strongly at” all the time because he doesn’t know the adult words for what he means.


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Reply Lawrence O'Donnell on one more thing about Trump that could be described as "tiny." (Original post)
Miles Archer Dec 7 OP
dewsgirl Dec 7 #1
patricia92243 Dec 7 #2
Wellstone ruled Dec 7 #4
shanti Dec 7 #23
Wellstone ruled Dec 7 #25
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #27
Wellstone ruled Dec 7 #30
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #32
Wellstone ruled Dec 7 #35
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #38
lastlib Dec 7 #9
patricia92243 Dec 7 #15
lastlib Dec 7 #26
Wellstone ruled Dec 7 #31
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #34
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 7 #3
dchill Dec 7 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 7 #8
Ilsa Dec 7 #33
Qutzupalotl Dec 7 #11
Buns_of_Fire Dec 7 #21
shanti Dec 7 #24
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #36
dalton99a Dec 7 #6
Deuce Dec 7 #29
PatSeg Dec 7 #7
tblue37 Dec 7 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 7 #14
PatSeg Dec 7 #19
CaptYossarian Dec 7 #37
PatSeg Dec 7 #39
PatSeg Dec 7 #18
world wide wally Dec 7 #10
tblue37 Dec 7 #12
PatSeg Dec 7 #20
KelleyKramer Dec 8 #40
tblue37 Dec 8 #41
TwilightZone Dec 7 #16
Pachamama Dec 7 #17
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 7 #22
struggle4progress Dec 7 #28

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. Any of us could get a college degree, if daddy buys the

actual degree for us. I am not under the assumption he actually took and passed his classes.🙄

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:09 PM

2. He hides his school grades - which means they are bad. Thus, the lack

of vocabulary. He very simply is not a smart guy.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:16 PM

4. Learning disabilities were never

addressed in the Fifties and Sixties. Very obvious that the Orange Imposter suffers from said disabilities.

The Guy is so afraid of being exposed as someone who has a mental health issue.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:52 PM

23. Mental health disabilities

were considered shameful and not discussed back then. It's getting a little better now, but not a lot.

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Response to shanti (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:57 PM

25. If your Family was well to do,

your chance of Educational Advancement was a given. Watched it happen in real time in a small Village and latter in a State College.

Having a learning disability that was confirmed late in my teens,I look back at how if that would have been addressed some ten years earlier,my life track would most likely have changed significantly. But,hey,things turned out pretty darn good anyway.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:53 PM

27. Special education really had its start in 1974 with a bill signed into law by

Republican Gerald Ford. This bill guaranteed that any child between the ages of three and twenty-one a public education. Before then, people like Trump fell through the cracks, unless their family was loaded.

It doesn't help that he isn't curious enough to learn, won't listen to voices outside his head, and somehow thinks he's perfect. He is somehow stuck at an age range of 7 to 10 years old, with his simple words, childish nicknames, and playground bully demeanor.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:15 PM

30. The State College I attended in Wisconsin

started a behavioral science course of study funded by the Phillips Family who own what is commonly called Presto Industries. They had a Son who had severe learning disabilities as well as some phyical issues. As a result,a special Educational Unit was funded and established within our Campus School for the Faculty as well as kids in the neighborhood surrounding the Campus. Same school was used for Teacher Education as well as a Teacher Professional Practice Teaching Facility. This was started I believe in the late forties and the behavioral science was added in 1959. Which later became the model for Special Education nationwide.



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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:31 PM

32. That's a great history lesson that I wasn't aware of.

I'd be willing to bet that some of Wisconsin's U.S. legislators back then (Sens Nelson and Proxmire/Rep Obey) brought the model to the attention of the right people. We had fantastic pols in the 70s.

In reading your post, I'm piecing together where this campus is. Hmmm, Wellstone (MN) and Presto...

Hello, Blugold. I'm a Pointer. But I did take a summer course at UWEC once and 2 ITV courses at CVTC.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

35. Ah Gee whiz.

And to think it has been 56 years since last being in Point. 58 years you all knocked us out of the NAIA National Tourney in Kansas City. Oh my,how time goes by.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:56 PM

38. Have a great weekend, neighbor.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:38 PM

9. "I graduated at the top of my class."---

The college must've made a *special class* just for him, and he was the only one in it...

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:10 PM

15. There is nothing in his yearbooks that shows any kind of excellence in any subject

except neatness.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:52 PM

26. And one of his professors said he was....

"the dumbest goddamn student I ever had."

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:19 PM

31. We now have learned the Orange Imposter

is not only a Narcissistic Sycophant,but also suffers OCD in a mega form.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:35 PM

34. He graduated at the TOP of his class.

Remember: He's six-foot three. (They must've had a poor basketball team.)

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:14 PM

3. That's one of his stock phrases, along with

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"Believe me," "You'll find out," "A lot of people are saying," and "A lot of people have told me," all of which are tells that he's lying out his ass.

"We're looking at" bathroom fixtures was his predictably dumb way of saying he thinks there's too much regulation of water use, so of course he exaggerates the alleged inefficacy of low-flow toilets by claiming they have to be flushed 10-15 times, which isn't true - unless it's true for him because he lives on KFC and Big Macs.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:18 PM

5. "Not many people know..."

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Response to dchill (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:35 PM

8. Which means that *he* didn't know.

"People don't realize" is a variation that means he didn't realize.

Other things "people" (i.e., Trump) didn't know or realize:

The Korean War hasn't ended
Lincoln was a Republican
France is the US' oldest ally

More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/people-dont-realize-trump-and-the-historical-facts-he-wants-you-to-know/2018/04/18/a453adc6-4311-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2_story.html

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:33 PM

33. Sadly, I think that's likely true for a lot of people these days.

Maybe they learned enough in high school to get by, then they don't bother ever thinking about serious facts and issues again.

I remember when Reagan explained in a speech how much a billion dollars is. I commented to a CPA friend that I thought RR was insulting us. My friend told me, not necessarily. A lot of people can't imagine numbers that high.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:57 PM

11. "...and many other things."

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For when he can’t name any other things.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:43 PM

21. "We'll see what happens." nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:53 PM

24. He says that a lot

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:50 PM

36. "Stay tuned" Because his presidency is the ultimate reality show.

That shows the true dumbing down of America. When Kardash-holes are famous for being famous and garbage like Survivor and 90-Day Fiance pass as entertainment.

It's all a YUGE distraction for weaker minds as the country goes to hell, the planet drowns and the Billy Bobs don't care.

Did you ever notice how many GOP presidential/VP candidates have one-syllable names? Ford, Bush (I), Dole, Kemp, Bush (II), Trump, and Pence. Dukakis never had a chance.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:19 PM

6. He has the street smarts of a thief and con man.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:08 PM

29. Yes...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:24 PM

7. It drives me nuts when he says that

How on earth do you look at something "very strongly"? He gets hung up on the words "strong" and "powerful" and uses them in peculiar ways. Putin's denial of interference in the 2016 election wasn't vehement, it was an "incredibly strong and powerful denial". Then there is his weird use of the word "beautiful"............... such a strange man.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:58 PM

13. And how is a phone call "perfect"? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:01 PM

14. He uses "perfect" to describe anything he thinks went well.

And he thinks everything he does is perfect.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:29 PM

19. It especially used

when he has been accused of wrong doing or inappropriate behavior.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:53 PM

37. With 4 bankruptcies and all the bills he hasn't paid, any time they

don't hang up on him is a perfect call.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 10:07 PM

39. Probably!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:27 PM

18. I'm surprised he didn't say

the call was "beautiful" as well, but then again he probably did.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:49 PM

10. But that's only because he's an idiot

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:58 PM

12. I think his limited vocabulary is a consequence of Alzheimer's. It wasn't as limited in the past. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:31 PM

20. This is true

He was never a brilliant guy or a "stable genius", but he used to be coherent, could speak in complete sentences, and had a larger, though not impressive, vocabulary.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:47 AM

40. He says windmills cause cancer


He wanted to drop a nuclear bomb on a hurricane

That's not Alzheimers, it's stupidity

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Response to KelleyKramer (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:37 AM

41. Yes, but stupid people can also suffer from dementia. He is both stupid and deteriorating. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:10 PM

16. He's dumbing things down for his intended audience.

The small vocabulary and simplistic words are quite intentional, as is the repetition. Hallmarks of propaganda.

Contrary to popular opinion, Trump isn't as dumb as he acts. He knows his audience.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:23 PM

17. He has a limited vocabulary, repeats himself frequently

It’s embarrassing- he speaks like a 10 year old

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:45 PM

22. A very bad example for our youth...

in so many ways. Another good reason he shouldn't be allowed on social media!.......

IMO, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama were exemplary role model presidents for youth world-wide and still are to this day.

Both also filled their cabinets with good role models rather than criminals.....

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:54 PM

28. "Be very very nervous, sinks and showers! I'm looking at you!"

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