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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:23 PM

This recent photo of Trump reminded me

Last edited Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:41 PM - Edit history (1)

of his fellow faux populists in the superb animated feature Animal Farm (1954). The pigheadedness (understandable in the 2nd photo) and arrogance are there for all to see except for the willingly blind.

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Reply This recent photo of Trump reminded me (Original post)
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 OP
Botany Mar 2020 #1
lame54 Mar 2020 #2
volstork Mar 2020 #5
coti Mar 2020 #7
tblue37 Mar 2020 #9
volstork Mar 2020 #10
lame54 Mar 2020 #11
coti Mar 2020 #17
tblue37 Mar 2020 #18
coti Mar 2020 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #24
coti Mar 2020 #36
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #25
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #3
OMGWTF Mar 2020 #26
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #28
magicarpet Mar 2020 #4
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2020 #6
Backseat Driver Mar 2020 #12
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #35
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #30
CaptYossarian Mar 2020 #31
eleny Mar 2020 #8
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #16
Judi Lynn Mar 2020 #13
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #15
malaise Mar 2020 #14
LineLineReply .
Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #20
Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #21
safeinOhio Mar 2020 #22
lambchopp59 Mar 2020 #23
George II Mar 2020 #27
calimary Mar 2020 #29
2naSalit Mar 2020 #32
Sugar Smack Mar 2020 #33
lunatica Mar 2020 #34
Skittles Mar 2020 #37
misanthrope Mar 2020 #38

Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:26 PM

1. He looks like shit and that he is suffering

Good

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:27 PM

2. We're all Boxer's

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:42 PM

5. We're all Boxer's what?

n/t

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Response to volstork (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:53 PM

7. Boxer is the horse in Animal Farm nt

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Response to coti (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:58 PM

9. Volstork was pointing out the unwanted apostrophe in the preceding post. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:58 PM

10. Thank you.

n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:12 PM

11. I went back and forth on that...

Neither looked right

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Response to lame54 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:56 PM

17. I think you did it right. "Boxers" would have looked even worse nt

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Response to coti (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:12 PM

18. No. "Boxers" in that sentence is a plural, but the apostrophe wrongly makes it a possessive; hence

volstork's question: "Boxer's what?"

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:17 PM

19. Yes. I understand the general rule for plurals and possessives. However, often with names

and other proper nouns that can't be literally pluralized (i.e., you can't actually have more than one "Boxer" character- that doesn't make sense), an apostrophe is added to give an implied maintenance of the proper noun's singularity, while still acknowledging the intent of the writer to refer to some larger number of the character.

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Response to coti (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:05 PM

24. Doesn't apply. The Boxers we become are all somewhat different and separate.


If you write "We are all Boxers", it is clear that the Boxer people are separate people, hence plural.

At the family reunion the Boxers were joyous.

In the many Animal Farm films and videos, the Boxers are voiced by different actors.

The possessive of a plural drops an S.

The kids' bikes were scattered on the ground.
rather than
The kids's bikes were scattered on the ground. (kidses is the wrong pronunciation -- just kids -- hence the first form.)

Likewise the plural of a name ending in S.

Moses' tablets are lost.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:21 PM

36. No, there is only one Boxer character. "Boxers" would imply more than one separate entity

originally named Boxer- more than one actual character named "Boxer." For example, "Boxers" would mean, in the event there are two (as opposed to more), there is a horse character named Boxer that's brown, and another, totally separate horse character named Boxer that's black. That's two "Boxers," which isn't what the writer meant at all. Thus the apostrophe, to attempt to imply the singular character.

Another example where it would be appropriate to use such a proper noun without an apostrophe is where there is, indeed, more than one entity referred to by the proper noun. For example, the sentence: "All them Trumps is cheats, chiselers and swindlers." In that sentence, there are many separate entities who fall under the proper "Trump" category, thus it is right to just thrown on the "s" at the end of the word.

The examples you gave uphold this distinction.

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Response to coti (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:13 PM

25. The only possessive I can think of that drops the apostrophe is "its". . . . nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:29 PM

3. God, he is absolutely hideous.

He is, without a doubt, the ugliest man I have ever seen in my life.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:17 PM

26. Fugly inside and out.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:21 PM

28. He evokes images of toads and Jabba the Hut even more than pigs, in my mind


However, pigs are appropriate, and the movie poster is apropos is a lot of ways.

tRump pretends to be "a man of the people", and he uses that canard as an appeal to his base who have bought it hook, line, and sinker.

But he behaves as if some are more equal than others and that he is the absolute most equal of all and hence entitled to everything.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:40 PM

4. Hideous - ineptitude & arrogance

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:51 PM

6. In a lot of recent photos in a meeting trumps was folding his arms across his chest.



Now in this this one, where he could not do that, he is still holding his arms tightly.

I'm thinking ...to hide tremors????

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:15 PM

12. A closed posture, in body language speak, is a closed

mind, a closed position, a highly self-only protective posture against an invisible fear and a lack of confidence in doing what is "good." This is exactly how we know that he cannot control his impulses of any and every evil - more's the pity if he actually realizes it which I doubt. He is an expert, however, in causing chaos by virtue of the breath he breathes, which no one needs.

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:58 PM

35. He's a bad seed, from birth. Born bad.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:22 PM

30. Holding his left to avoid knocking the guy is polite. Holding both is defensive. . . . nt

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:24 PM

31. Now was that trumps or trump's? (see above posts)

Announcer: "Now stay tuned for Conjunction Junction."

(I'm just messin' with the whole gang at this point.)

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:54 PM

8. What a great find

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Response to eleny (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:28 PM

16. Appreciation! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:15 PM

13. That's a great representation. His "inner" self is coming through loud & clear.

He says he could be like George Washington but that would be too dull.

You betcha.

Thanks, Lord Ludd. Welcome to D.U.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:24 PM

15. Thanks so much! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:17 PM

14. Pigfit

I mean perfect

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:50 PM

20. .

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:51 PM

21. Amazing likeness!

One could almost swear he posed for it.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:58 PM

22. and then there is this....

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. A proclamation by the pigs who control the government in the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:59 PM

23. I noticed in another photo of him earlier how the confabulations are wearing him out

How much higher stack of cards can he build... without paying for any of it? Expect the priggish piggy to get worse, far worse. I'm certain the dietary mismanagement is contributing to this as well.
I'd far rather look at someone who has hard earned grey hair now... but... still fun, sexy beefcake of a man, whoo-eee:
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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:20 PM

27. Amazing likeness!

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:21 PM

29. Ouch!!!

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:28 PM

32. They remind me of these...





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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:28 PM

33. I always thought of trump's "presidency" as more like Animal Farm than 1984.

Scarily like Animal Farm.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:32 PM

34. That's downright uncanny!

A hog with malice. How true!

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 11:24 PM

37. this is a man who JUDGES THE APPEARANCES OF OTHERS

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 11:27 PM

38. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man,

and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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