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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:31 AM

'He can kiss my red ass': California fire evacuees give Trump visit short shrift

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/17/california-fire-evacuees-trump-visit

'He can kiss my red ass': California fire evacuees give Trump visit short shrift

Dani Anguiano in Chico, California

Sat 17 Nov 2018 22.06 GMT Last modified on Sun 18 Nov 2018 03.33 GMT

As Donald Trump landed in northern California on Saturday morning, hundreds of evacuees at a Walmart in Chico were frantically trying to figure out their next steps – which shelter they would go to, and if they should stay close to what’s left of their homes in the fire-ravaged town of Paradise.

At the giant box store, which has become a refugee camp for those forced to flee their homes when the worst blaze in state history incinerated their town, people ate lunch and packed their belongings and worried about the future. There was little talk of Trump, even though his motorcade was just miles away.
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When asked about the president’s visit to the area, Kirk Ellsworth, whose adult children lost their homes in the fire, shook his head in disgust.

“My kids lost everything. I voted for him – and now? He can kiss my red ass,” Ellsworth said. “What he said was ridiculous. It hurts my heart. A lot of us voted for him and he [talks] down to us?”
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Reply 'He can kiss my red ass': California fire evacuees give Trump visit short shrift (Original post)
nitpicker Nov 2018 OP
Cha Nov 2018 #1
True Blue American Nov 2018 #2
pazzyanne Nov 2018 #26
riversedge Nov 2018 #32
agingdem Nov 2018 #3
PatSeg Nov 2018 #33
MyOwnPeace Nov 2018 #16
agingdem Nov 2018 #20
MyOwnPeace Nov 2018 #28
agingdem Nov 2018 #31
MyOwnPeace Nov 2018 #34
Cha Nov 2018 #42
dalton99a Nov 2018 #21
Blue_true Nov 2018 #35
ck4829 Nov 2018 #45
Hortensis Nov 2018 #4
onethatcares Nov 2018 #8
Hortensis Nov 2018 #10
maddiemom Nov 2018 #15
dalton99a Nov 2018 #22
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 2018 #18
modrepub Nov 2018 #27
octoberlib Nov 2018 #6
Dave Starsky Nov 2018 #25
JNelson6563 Nov 2018 #7
KelleyKramer Nov 2018 #9
usaf-vet Nov 2018 #11
Fatemah2774 Nov 2018 #12
Blue_true Nov 2018 #36
DFW Nov 2018 #13
NNadir Nov 2018 #14
GoCubsGo Nov 2018 #17
mgardener Nov 2018 #19
SammyWinstonJack Nov 2018 #23
videohead5 Nov 2018 #24
Butterflylady Nov 2018 #29
secondwind Nov 2018 #30
Blue_true Nov 2018 #37
drmeow Nov 2018 #38
ck4829 Nov 2018 #47
vanlassie Nov 2018 #39
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #40
Coventina Nov 2018 #41
DBoon Nov 2018 #43
ck4829 Nov 2018 #46
ck4829 Nov 2018 #44

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:42 AM

1. I'm really so very sorry for

everyone hurting now from losing their homes in this beyond Devastating Fire.

It's not like trump didn't show who he was before he got rigged in by the Russians and their Enablers, though.

He came for the Mexicans, the Gold Star Families, and the Muslims.. etc etc, and many did nothing. Then he came for them.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:12 AM

2. I really wish I

Could say different but the fool is still blaming the Forest leaders for the fires!

People are so ignorant of the facts. First he made fun of the Firefighters raking leaves,then claims Finland rakes leaves.

His brain is not even an inch deep.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:27 AM

26. Finland put out a denial report to his assertion that Finland rakes and sweeps their forrests.

The world's new job is to monitor Chumps tweets and then reply with real facts. The whole world, but the pResident does not/ cannot learn to keep his mouth shut. I walk around constantly embarrassed by the things he does and says. Please let this national nightmare end, please!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:35 AM

32. Thanks for post. I did not know Finland had done this.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:12 AM

3. Exactly!

I'm sorry for the rampaging fire (if only he had raked)...but the guy voted for the orange menace and now he's upset...about what specifically?!

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Response to agingdem (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:49 AM

33. Upset that he had made a horrible choice I suppose

I am glad that a lot of Trump voters have seen the light, but damn, Trump told them exactly who and what he was every time he got on a stage - crude, vulgar, petty, mean, dishonest, and uninformed. How could anyone think he should be in the White House? And how can they be surprised when he turns out to be a disaster as president?

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:47 AM

16. Brilliant posting!

While I STILL cannot begin to understand how any breathing, thinking human could ever have considered voting for that walking out-house, I hate to see someone having their eyes opened by such devastating loss.
I wonder how many will get or understand your closing:

"He came for the Mexicans, the Gold Star Families, and the Muslims.. etc etc, and many did nothing. Then he came for them.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:59 AM

20. niemoller..

one of my favorite alway relevant quotes...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:30 AM

28. Sadly,

We've been able to apply it to this "Mis-administration" more times than one would ever want..........

Loved how Cha adapted it to IQ45!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:26 AM

31. don't know if this what Niemoller had in mind but...

Hey you ever diminishing self entitled whiter than white trump voting minority hating miscreants...looks like the 2018 election was about speaking up standing up, voting out and taking our democracy back...suck on that!

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Response to agingdem (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:03 PM

34. Er........close!!!!!!

chances are pretty good they'll understand THAT one!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:03 PM

42. Mahalo, MyOwnPeace

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:09 AM

21. +1

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:39 PM

35. It is trully hard to imagine what they are going through. The utter hopelessness that they have to

fight against daily. I sometimes wish for a blue and a red country when despairing about politics, but there situation is exactly why our nation should act more like a commonwealth, people are going to get knocked down out of no fault of their own and they will need help getting back up.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:26 PM

45. Agreed

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:20 AM

4. Trump in CA on climate change: "No. No. I have a strong opinion.

I want great climate. We're going to have that. And we're going to have forests that are very safe." ... We're going to have safe forests, and that's happening as we speak.

This is clearly intended to reassure the nation, including Mr. Ellsworth.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:50 AM

8. he didn't actually say that

did he?

good gaud the man's an imbecile, a total waste of humanity.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:04 AM

10. Yes, transcribed his words right off the screen.

Tone was strong leader reassuring his people. We're going to have a great climate.



He's mentally disordered and always has been. Not insane, but we'd certainly be better off if he were.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:45 AM

15. Read the transcript of his Daily Caller interview (or ANY interview).

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:13 AM

22. CNN:

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:28 AM

5. Why do republicans let their Draft-Dodging misleader piss on Americans in need?

Speaks volumes that republicans remain silent while their Top Billionaire A-hole insults Americans who are down and out.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:54 AM

18. Because they keep getting the tax breaks and judges they want.

All they have to do is tell him how great he is and he'll roll over like a puppy wanting his belly rubbed.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:30 AM

27. Because They Are (Have Been) Convinced

that Dems are worse no matter what the circumstances. Gerrymandering/scapegoating et cetera over the years have allowed them to vote for such a vapid repugnant character because the alternative in their mind would have been much worse (...but her emails). That's why if I were the Dems I'd push for a divorce from these hurtful people. Redo spending to keep taxes closer to their collection points (tired of Red states getting more then they are paying in). Do some analytics and put rules in place that the areas paying the most taxes get more say in where they are spent; why is some guy from KY (senate) in charge of assigning committees?!? I could go on and on but many of these types of people only want to hurt us to satisfy some unmet need in their life. Let them wallow in the hinterlands with their own kind at this point, I'm done caring for them.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:35 AM

6. He talked down to you repeatedly while he

was campaigning. What’s different about now?

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:25 AM

25. "I LOVE the poorly educated!"

He said that. He said that to their fucking faces. And they lapped it up like it was banana pudding with vanilla wafers.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:41 AM

7. A rude awakening.

But at least he is awake now. Mind you I'm not saying "woke".

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:53 AM

9. He has pissed off everybody else in the US and world, now he is pissing off what's left of his base



He is now picking off his base one by one.. steel tariffs threatening the auto industry and closing factories that are the core of his base, like Harley plants

China tariffs are killing small farmers in the midwest and across the country

He has really pissed off the military base when he skipped the 100 anniversary of WWI at the US cemetery, then 2 days later wouldn't even drive across the bridge to lay a wreath on Veterans Day. And there are still thousands of troops he took away from their families for Thanksgiving just to sit in the desert.

Keep digging Donny

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:14 AM

11. I'll take a bet! A bet that more than one liberal tried to warn you not to vote for Trump.

But Fox News was telling you he is going to MAGA.... his red hats say so.

You convinced yourself some New York business man who lives in a gold plated apartment would definitely have your best interest at heart.

Sorry your vote turned out the way it did.

But you and others wouldn't trust the "crazy liberals".

I'm glad your kids didn't lose their lives in the fires.

The latest news reports say 75 people have died in the fire and over 1000 are still missing.


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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:16 AM

12. Talking down to you?

He always has...so getting upset should not bother you. I'm sorry about your losses, but as your candidate likes to remind folks, bring home a snake and expect to get bit.

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Response to Fatemah2774 (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:44 PM

36. That snake analogy was true projection on his part. He warned his voters.

Hillary warned them. They didn't listen.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:38 AM

13. This guy is from California, not Dogpatch

He presumably got an education of some sort. That means the only way he got convinced to vote for Trump was by watching Fox Noise 24/7.

We allow our kids to watch Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, but we come down on them hard if they start to believe that either are real. And yet, when Fox plays the adult equivalent of Porky Pg and Daffy Duck, they put on their MAGA hats and expect to be taken seriously. I don't know how to get them to wake up, but they are asking a lot when they ask us to take them seriously.

It's awful that they lost their homes, but it's awful that they lost their minds first.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:41 AM

14. Well Kirk, you voted for him. What attracted you? Was it...

...his racism, his paranoia, his contempt for science, his hatred of women...what exactly?

I have a lot of sympathy for victims of these fires, but sorry, not all that much for you.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:52 AM

17. Well, Mr. Ellsworth, I'm sorry it took this to get you to wake the fuck up.

But, at least you did. Unfortunately, even a disaster like this isn't going to get some of his cult followers to face the reality of what an incompetent, moronic asshole Dear Leader actually is. Hey, Cult of Trump lurkers, he doesn't about you.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:58 AM

19. He talked down to you

Throughout the campaign.
But because you were personally affected by a catastrophic event, Now you're sorry you voted for him??????

I have to ask because I am curious, did they really believe Trump is on their side?
He maligned so many diffrent types of people and they thought he could be a decent human being? Unbelievable.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:14 AM

23. He talked/talks down to them always. They apparently don't hear it.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:19 AM

24. Trump's Daddy

Must have bribed the college Trump went to because ain't no way this man could have ever got through college. He is just too stupid.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:32 AM

29. We tried to tell everyone

what this a**hole squatting in the Whitehouse was, what part didn't they understand? They got what they voted for. Sorry, I just don't have pity for those who voted for him.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:14 AM

30. These folks supported him until recently.

What amazes me is that they “get it now” because this has affected them personally. It’s astounding.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:49 PM

37. Republican voters are like that. They feel empathy only if they are directly affected.

But people in that region need help. It is a poorer part of California. The liberals that they hate will come through for them because they are human beings that need help.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:39 PM

38. They also only accept facts

it they impact them directly. I stopped discussing politics with a very intelligent and highly educated right winger I know (who, to be fair, probably did not vote for Trump) when he denied that there was what functioned as a federal tax penalty for married couples because he and his (at that time in medical school without any income) paid less in taxes when they got married. I just stopped talking to him about anything politically related and fact based.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:27 PM

47. That's what it takes I guess

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:41 PM

39. "It all depends on whose ox is being gored."

Republicans care only for their own damn ox.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:53 PM

40. K&R

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:00 PM

41. Womp womp. n/t

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:55 PM

43. When Trump went after immigrants

you were next

Did you think being white would protect you?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:27 PM

46. I think they did

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:25 PM

44. K&R

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