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Sun May 12, 2019, 11:08 AM

Pay your bills #Brokeahontas





Snip< The AES filing brings the total of allegedly unpaid bills on the hotel to more than $5 million. Washington-area plumbing firm Joseph J. Magnolia Inc. and Northern Virginia construction company, A&D Construction, are seeking $2.98 million and $79,700 respectively.





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Reply Pay your bills #Brokeahontas (Original post)
sarcasmo May 2019 OP
avebury May 2019 #1
sarcasmo May 2019 #2
avebury May 2019 #6
CaptainTruth May 2019 #3
malaise May 2019 #5
demigoddess May 2019 #12
pnwmom May 2019 #21
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #35
FakeNoose May 2019 #7
aidbo May 2019 #30
FakeNoose May 2019 #32
sarcasmo May 2019 #8
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #11
Rambling Man May 2019 #15
pnwmom May 2019 #23
RhodeIslandOne May 2019 #34
pnwmom May 2019 #37
RhodeIslandOne May 2019 #38
pnwmom May 2019 #39
Owl May 2019 #24
Funtatlaguy May 2019 #9
UniteFightBack May 2019 #27
librechik May 2019 #10
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2019 #29
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2019 #31
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #4
OBrien May 2019 #13
hughee99 May 2019 #14
Rambling Man May 2019 #16
hughee99 May 2019 #19
Rambling Man May 2019 #20
hughee99 May 2019 #25
Funtatlaguy May 2019 #36
Tipperary May 2019 #28
yellowcanine May 2019 #17
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #18
ProudLib72 May 2019 #22
hughee99 May 2019 #26
DFW May 2019 #33
BluesRunTheGame May 2019 #40

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:32 AM

1. The way that the Trump family runs their businesses

is disgusting beyond belief. They should pay their bills but routinely get away with stiffing people. There is no accountability for their actions.

That aside, you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know that that stiffing contractors is a common Trump business practice. At this point, any contractor entering into a contract to do work for the Trump family/organization has to be flat out dumber than a sack of rocks. I kind of have a hard time feeling sorry for the idiot contractors. When will companies learn to stop doing business with the Trumps? A contract with a large dollar amount might look enticing but it does you no good if you can never collect the amount owed.

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Response to avebury (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:34 AM

2. I would ask for payment up front, Trump would say no and the smart contractor would move on.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:47 AM

6. I am not talking about the Trump Foundation.

Trump and the Trump Organization stiff contractors all the time. Trump will claim to be unhappy with the Conractor's work.

Given the amount of stiffed contracts and lawsuits, Trump is either:
1) entering into contracts with the express intent to never honor them; or
2) the worst businessman ever at selecting companies to do business with if he is that unhappy with so many companies.

He and his family are grifters and anybody stupid enough to do business with them will get no sympathy from me at this point. Their business practices are so well known that a rational person would run from them rather then take a job.

Some contractors see $ signs and don't bother to think things through. What good is a contract if you can't collect the aount owed.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

3. Just a note: I've seen several Native Americans say they're offended by "brokeahontas"


One comment on Twitter: "Now we're being disrespected by the right AND the left."

Also comments about them being tired of being used as pawns in our political disputes.

I won't use it & I encourage others to not use it.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

5. I agree - the hashtag is offensive n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:35 PM

12. I thought the hashtag was a play on the fact that he called Warren Pocahontas. Giving him

some of his own medicine. Not a jab at native Americans. Actually a rubbing in his face how awful he can be. People, please stop eating your own.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:29 PM

21. It is a jab on Native Americans. It is using the name of one of their revered figures

in one of our political battles. It is USING that name as a political weapon. This is not okay.

From the National Congress of American Indians:

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/ncai-condemns-president-trump-s-derogatory-use-of-pocahontas--KArFACFlku_jlYnYVYNHg/

“NCAI is a bi-partisan organization that works equitably with both sides of the political aisle, and it is not our common practice to comment on the partisan name calling that has come to dominate American politics,” said NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata in the official release. “But we cannot and will not stand silent when our Native ancestors, cultures, and histories are used in a derogatory manner for political gain.”

Pocahontas is a “well-known historical Native figure” that has been turned into a derogatory term. The NCAI release states that, “in fact, the cultural misappropriation of Native American cultures and traditions unfortunately was a common occurrence during the 2016 election season, with multiple attacks by candidates and their surrogates during debates, rallies, and live broadcast appearances.”

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:40 PM

35. You say "give him some of his own medicine" as if it actually makes a difference.

And dismissing the pain of Native Americans is "eating our own" more than asking people with privilege think about their words.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

7. How about #Bankruptpotus

There's no racial slur in it, only truth - in more ways than one.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:24 PM

30. Bankruptopotomus. Nt

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #30)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:31 PM

32. Great suggestion - it's better than mine

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

8. I'm a quarter Cherokee, so that note can take leap.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:21 PM

11. Do you use that line when advocating for the Cherokee Nation too, or only to put down other

opinions about offensive nicknames that hurt all Native Americans?

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

15. not saying you're doing it

but it's pretty hilarious how many white people claim native American ancestry and bloodlines: "my great gramma was a full blooded Apache" (they claim tribal names popularized in films, never heard white folk claim tribal names too clunky for John Wayne to recite).

This was a "thing" back in the 70s.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:32 PM

23. Then take note of this:

From the National Congress of Native Americans:

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/ncai-condemns-president-trump-s-derogatory-use-of-pocahontas--KArFACFlku_jlYnYVYNHg/

NCAI ‘We cannot and will not stand silent when our Native ancestors,cultures,& ahistories are used in a derogatory manner

“NCAI is a bi-partisan organization that works equitably with both sides of the political aisle, and it is not our common practice to comment on the partisan name calling that has come to dominate American politics,” said NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata in the official release. “But we cannot and will not stand silent when our Native ancestors, cultures, and histories are used in a derogatory manner for political gain.”

Pocahontas is a “well-known historical Native figure” that has been turned into a derogatory term. The NCAI release states that, “in fact, the cultural misappropriation of Native American cultures and traditions unfortunately was a common occurrence during the 2016 election season, with multiple attacks by candidates and their surrogates during debates, rallies, and live broadcast appearances.”

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #23)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:39 PM

34. The way Trump used it was decidedly bigoted, and what you posted only addresses that specifically

 

He was targeting a person who was identifying as Native American by using the actual name of a NA cultural figure.

He, however, doesn't identify as such. Nor does the hashtag imply he's native or anything of the sort, nor invoke a stereotype of Native Americans as crooks, deadbeats, neer do wells or anything else along those lines. No one that I know of as of yet is mocking up an image of Trump as a Native. It's just throwing his bullshit back in his face with something that rhymes.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #34)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:44 PM

37. No, it doesn't mention Trump at all. It is written broadly enough that it would also apply

to jokes about Brokeahontus, which is derogatory and an obvious play on Pocahontus name -- not just "something that rhymes."

They clearly said they don't want their ancestors, history, or culture used in partisan politics, and we should respect that.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #37)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:46 PM

38. Trump and his minons were the only ones using the pejorative in 2016 and beyond....

 

....and targeting only one person.

If you can give me another instance where someone other than a Trump supporter said this about someone other than Liz Warren, I'm listening.

That press release was very diplomatic. We know who this about.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #38)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:26 PM

39. Here is the example: Brokeahontas, which some D's are using to target Trump.

And it's a play on the name of Pocahontus, which is offensive.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:32 PM

24. +1

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:05 PM

9. Some have suggested #Brokeymon.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #9)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:11 PM

27. I think Brokeymon may be offensive to Jamaicans.

 

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:12 PM

10. Confusing. At first I thought it was a stab at Warren

it's not a hashtag that will ever be inoffensive

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:30 PM

31. Yes, I agree with you. People shouldn't use that offensive name... "broke asshole" will do just fine


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:43 AM

4. We can do better than that hashtag.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:35 PM

13. Brokeback Pumpkin

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Response to OBrien (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:42 PM

14. So swapping out something offensive to native Americans to

Something potentially offensive to the GLBT community?

I don’t think you really understand the problem here.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #14)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:38 PM

16. so what would you call him

that is snappy and that doesn't offend absolutely anyone whatsoever?

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Response to Rambling Man (Reply #16)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:07 PM

19. You might be okay with brokemon, if you want to keep

The theme, but me not having a better name doesn’t mean the old one is okay.

I don’t really care about offending just anyone, but I’d like to avoid nicknames that are offensive to traditional dem voters. If you come up with one that offends white supremacists, go for it.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #19)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:20 PM

20. no horse in this race

I come from a different time and place where sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

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Response to Rambling Man (Reply #20)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:57 PM

25. Lately it I've learned that sticks and stones may break bones

But names can cost you votes. I’d like to avoid that when possible.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #19)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:42 PM

36. #BrokkkeassCracker

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Response to OBrien (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:14 PM

28. Oh wow.

 

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:42 PM

17. How about Cadet Brokespurs?

Two birds with one stone, as it were.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:00 PM

18. #BROKEMON

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#BROKÉMON




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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #18)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:31 PM

22. So what does that make Cocaine Mitch?

Squirtle Mitch?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #22)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

26. Barrbasaur

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:32 PM

33. Brokelyn Donald. n/t

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:35 PM

40. Brokezilla

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