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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:30 PM

Donald Trump warns Scotland against putting wind turbines near his golf resort

Source: AP

He came, he saw, he blustered.

Donald Trump on Wednesday swept into Scotland's parliament to demand the country end plans for an offshore wind farm he fears will spoil the view at his exclusive new $750-million-pound ($1.2-billion) golf resort.

In a typically blunt display, the New York property tycoon told an inquiry into renewable energy to stop the wind power efforts in the country's north.

"Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke," he said. "They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us."

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-warns-scotland-against-putting-wind-turbines-191331160.html

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Reply Donald Trump warns Scotland against putting wind turbines near his golf resort (Original post)
Zorro Apr 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2012 #1
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2012 #9
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2012 #10
goclark Apr 2012 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Apr 2012 #21
Marie Marie Apr 2012 #23
goclark Apr 2012 #33
muntrv Apr 2012 #3
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #4
thelordofhell Apr 2012 #5
Turbineguy Apr 2012 #6
surrealAmerican Apr 2012 #7
Crowman1979 Apr 2012 #8
MADem Apr 2012 #36
cosmicone Apr 2012 #11
groundloop Apr 2012 #12
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #13
Happyhippychick Apr 2012 #14
Gregorian Apr 2012 #15
madokie Apr 2012 #16
grantcart Apr 2012 #24
Ian David Apr 2012 #17
dflprincess Apr 2012 #18
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #19
dynasaw Apr 2012 #20
jtuck004 Apr 2012 #22
Smilo Apr 2012 #25
complain jane Apr 2012 #26
CreekDog Apr 2012 #27
provis99 Apr 2012 #28
Namvet67 Apr 2012 #29
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2012 #30
LineNew Reply ?
The Other News Apr 2012 #31
grahamhgreen Apr 2012 #32
randome Apr 2012 #34
MADem Apr 2012 #35
polichick Apr 2012 #37

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:34 PM

1. "ugly, ...noisy and..... dangerous"

Sound like Trump describing himself.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:53 PM

9. He IS a walking and talking wind turbine.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:55 PM

10. ...and a source of natural gas.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:35 PM

2. King Donald ~ a real piece of work

n/t

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Response to goclark (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:51 PM

21. Donald Trump + wind =


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:35 PM

23. Aah - THAT explains his hatred of wind.

Makes perfect sense now.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:59 AM

33. With all his money

can't he get a better Sky Piece?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. No Don! They're laughing at you!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:39 PM

4. Trump said: "I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism."



"When challenged to produce hard evidence about his claims on the negative impact of turbines, Trump said: "I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism."

The public gallery burst into laughter."



My faith in the good sense of the Scots is maintained. They know an ass when they see one.

And there is this irony also in Trump suddenly becoming concerned about the environment:

"The course was built on sand dunes despite protests from locals and environmentalists. The dunes, which were home to rare wading birds, were bulldozed to make way for the fairways in 2009 and 2010."

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:40 PM

5. On behalf of America..........I apologize to Scotland for Donald Trump

But I somehow think that they are on to him there.........

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:41 PM

6. Fuck that!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:46 PM

7. If only they could extract power ...

... directly from his ego, there would be no need for turbines.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:49 PM

8. This is the same BS argument that the elites at Martha's Vineyard gave when Wind Turbines were..

...being considered.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:17 AM

36. Cape Wind. Ted Kennedy was on the wrong side of that debate.

So was Walter Cronkite, until he saw the error of his ways and wrote a letter of apology and mailed it to pretty damn near everyone. Really.

I think those turbines are BEAUTIFUL.

Much prettier than Fukushima, certainly.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:59 PM

11. He has a legitimate concern.

 

His ugly comb-over would be blown by the windmills and expose his bald head.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. The Dixie Chicks were embarrassed to be from same state as Bush ......

I'm embarrassed to be from the same country as the Don. Damned pompous ass.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:22 PM

13. The Donald, the gift that keeps on giving. The man is a caricature of himself.

Too funny.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:32 PM

14. I hope they build twice as many turbines and put them by the 18th hole

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:34 PM

15. Wind and hairpieces.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:38 PM

16. Any laughing that is going on is at you donald

you can bet on that asshole trump

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Response to madokie (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:44 PM

24. yep

When challenged to produce hard evidence about his claims on the negative impact of turbines, Trump said: "I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism."

The public gallery burst into laughter.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:58 PM

17. You mean the golf course he built on land that he stole? n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:07 PM

18. Sounds like a triple dog dare to me

He's really left Scotland no choice but to build the wind farm - maybe they should put a few turbines on his golf course just because they can.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:28 PM

19. Donny's hot air could keep those turbines spinning indefinitely

n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:34 PM

20. Kick Him Out Scotland

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:31 PM

22. How about if we hook up little generators to his hair plugs, set 'im out in the heather?

 


Everytime the wind blows his hair over it would generate electricity, maybe we wouldn't need the wind turbines...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:45 PM

25. Bog off Donald and take that lousy hair piece with you.........

............ you wanna be Sassenach poof.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:49 PM

26. LOL @ the hair/wind jokes

He's such an asshat.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:08 PM

27. he shouldn't have fought the environmentalists and preservationists when he built

karma suggests there should be the biggest ugliest wind turbine as close to the deepest part of his property.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:33 PM

28. Scotland to Trump: Get ti fuk yi baw bag

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:11 AM

29. An American telling another country what's best for them? What a surprise

Arrogant shitbird

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:25 AM

30. Sounds like Scotland's Parliament needs ...

... to screen its visitor list more carefully.

Stop letting in the loud annoying people.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:39 AM

31. ?

 

Who the hell does this guy think he is?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:17 AM

32. As a non-driver, I could argue that every road near my house "spoils my view". "They are ugly, they

 

are noisy and they are dangerous."

Therefore the roads must be removed.

Absurd.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:10 AM

34. Call his bluff, Scotland!

 

And don't think all of us are as pompous as Trump.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:15 AM

35. That ain't Greyfriars Bobby up on that fool's head!

He doesn't want those turbines highlighting his inadequacy!

Laugh at the wee fool, Scotland...laugh long and loud!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:21 AM

37. He's just worried that his ridiculous comb-over will be mussed.

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