Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Trump bails out shoplifting ULCA athletes, internet calls him racist for wondering if they'll thank him.

quote [ The shoplifting basketball players, released by China after the US president intervened, apologise. ]

Damn straight they should. Internet is stupid - news at 11.
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[by Kama-Kiri@11:55pmGMT]


backSLIDER said @ 12:07am GMT on 16th Nov
Twitter confirms.
sacrelicious said @ 1:23am GMT on 16th Nov
maybe they should, but that's instantly negated by pre-emptively goading them to, so they shouldn't.
Ankylosaur said @ 1:43am GMT on 16th Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
Trump wanted to make it all about himself, so here we are. Not only does he want everyone talking about him, he wants to dictate what they say.
C18H27NO3 said @ 2:49pm GMT on 16th Nov
I wonder what he promised to get them released. A sweet deal, perhaps? Another uptick in trade imbalance and a drop in duty taxes? Or maybe a nice plot of land in manhattan with a spiffy building on it at lower than market value with no commission?
Fish said @ 1:54am GMT on 16th Nov [Score:-4 Troll]
filtered comment under your threshold
Ankylosaur said @ 1:57am GMT on 16th Nov
Kama-Kiri said @ 2:16am GMT on 16th Nov
"maybe"? seriously?
Ankylosaur said @ 2:22am GMT on 16th Nov [Score:1 Good]
Should he have gotten them released though? Either he should have and he was doing his job as president (which doesn't require the constant groveling validation he's always demanding), or he shouldn't have and he only did it for praise (which he shouldn't get as that will only encourage his improper behavior).
Kama-Kiri said @ 6:26am GMT on 16th Nov
How about he should have done it, and he should be given due credit for doing it? Behavior be damned.
ComposerNate said @ 8:22am GMT on 16th Nov
If you were employed, would you publically seek thanks and praise from your boss after every task you completed for them?
Kama-Kiri said @ 3:07pm GMT on 16th Nov
It's more like if you were the boss and you bent over backwards to help a disgraced employee find a new job, might you not expect a thank you note, or maybe a fruit basket...
raphael_the_turtle said @ 5:10pm GMT on 16th Nov
You missed the part about "every task." This sort of behavior isn't a one time thing. Trump is a joke, this just adds to the pile.
ComposerNate said @ 9:07pm GMT on 16th Nov
That may be the point of issue, in that I consider Trump to be an employee, whereas you see him as boss? Trump may boss other public servants, but he is just one of many working for these basketball players.

Yes, if I was the boss and I bent over backwards to help a disgraced employee find a new job, I might expect a thank you note, or maybe a fruit basket, though not publically request it. In a similar light, after Trump leaves office in disgrace, I would expect him to thank Foxnews for hiring him as 'pundit', perhaps giving him his own show.
ComposerNate said @ 9:45pm GMT on 19th Nov
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
6:42 PM - Nov 19, 2017
HoZay said @ 4:38am GMT on 20th Nov
He can probably have them extradited.
Hugh E. said @ 5:24pm GMT on 16th Nov
Behavior be damned.
How Trumpism works.
bbqkink said @ 5:11am GMT on 16th Nov
I just want to note these were university students with professional careers in front of a foreign country...WTF?
C18H27NO3 said @ 2:55pm GMT on 16th Nov
THey should have served their time in jail. It just propagates the notion that you can break the law and it doesn't matter. As long as you're connected, you can take what you please, rape as you please, etc etc. This is not an international incident that requires the president to intercede. They surely were on film stealing, in a friendly country.
bbqkink said @ 3:53pm GMT on 16th Nov
Well you most of that wrong. These kids were far from privileged, that have no connections, and shoplifting is far from rape. They werepoor kids who just blew any chance they had.
C18H27NO3 said @ 4:46pm GMT on 16th Nov
Nope. I never said they were privileged. You made that up. Also, one of them has a father that played in the NBA. And by connected I mean they had the president save them for political purposes. And the rape thing is for the asshole who got off with six months for fingering a drunk girl behind a dumpster. I never said this group raped anybody. Did you even read what I wrote?
kylemcbitch said @ 10:58am GMT on 16th Nov
This one is hard for me. On one hand, these sound like extremely stupid people and the President did in fact help them. On the other, pre-empting their ability to thank him is sort of a completely douche move.

Thanks, douche?
KingPellinore said @ 1:03pm GMT on 16th Nov
Basically, even when Trump does the right thing, he does it in the most tacky way possible.
Kama-Kiri said @ 3:08pm GMT on 16th Nov
On this we can agree! :D
cb361 said @ 4:32pm GMT on 16th Nov
rezties said @ 11:24pm GMT on 16th Nov
If somebody found my wallet, they'd be doing me a great favor. And just about the only thing that would make me not reward them is if they suggested they I reward them. Not only does it marginalize the gesture, but it basically proves as fast as possible that the person is not going to appreciate it by taking it for granted. Assuming there wasn't already plenty of evidence, like in this case.

Yes, it's common and typical to be thankful and to show it, but don't play coy by pretending it's normal to ask for it ahead of time.

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