Wibble, wibble, about Trump

Decisions to live this way would seem to offer insight into Trump’s ability to assess risk. In light of a nuclear standoff with North Korea, rapidly warming oceans, and a looming tax bill that would leave millions more Americans without health insurance, his approach to self-maintenance is not reassuring.

Yes, really, the fact that he eats Maccy D and KFC is evidence of his inability to deal with N Korea and so on.

27 comments on “Wibble, wibble, about Trump

  1. “rapidly warming oceans” my left foot. I don’t know anything about the tax bill but neither (I suspect) does the writer.

    As for “a nuclear standoff with North Korea” I’m more worried about the war with Russia that seems to be the ambition of many of the “Deep State” people who are pursuing the slow-motion coup against Trump.

    The oaf’s instinct that it would be better to strike deals with Russia than start a war was a major reason why I would have voted for him had I been a Yank.

    The US’s boneheaded aggressive wars since the end of the Cold War have been expensive, reckless, and wicked.

  2. As Milton Friedman used to say, “compared to what?”

    So if President Trump’s dietary choices – as a lifelong teetotaling non-smoker who likes junk food – are bad, how does that compare with the (reputedly) alcoholic lifestyle of Mrs Clinton, whose aides say spends a lot of her time sleeping?

    Or the guy(?) who wrote this article, whose low sexual dimorphism suggests exposure to phytoestrogens?

  3. I have no interest whatsoever in green technology, and always skip any stories about windmills/tidal barriers etc., but if the ocean is warming can’t we extract the heat from it like we do from the land and use that for power?

  4. @dearime – you make a good point. The reason this writer and others focus on things like The Donald’s diet is that they are too stupid to engage him on the issues.

    See also: Russia, utter bullshit about links to

  5. ‘“Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”

    This 2,400-calorie meal is among the details in a forthcoming book by Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and aid David Bossie, as described in a preview by The Washington Post.

    A dinner of that size would offer caloric energy for a full day. The 3,400 milligrams of sodium more than doubles the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 1,500 milligrams per day. The meal provides almost no fiber—and also offers more white bread than anyone would do well to eat in a week. This is all ominous for the president’s cardiovascular system.’

    So if Trump lives eight more years he has met the average male life expectancy for US males and enjoyed a few burgers instead of a diet of lettuce and water, straining to live to 85.

    Though if you live like these fuckers want you to you could die at 65 convinced that you’d lived to 110.

    Also, what Steve said. If this impertinent little twat started trying to lecture the average bloke in the average bar then in any sane world he’d get one chance to STFU and then he’d spend the next week in the dentists’ chair. What fucking business is it of theirs what anyone else fucking eats, the bossy, cheeky cunts?

  6. Interested – yes, but the energy density sucks so we’d spend huge sums of money just to create enough leccie to make a bit of toast.

    Ground heat sources are only marginally useful because they’re close by.

  7. Trump Derangement Syndrome *yawn*…
    Trump’s attitude and his administration’s response to NK are one thing to complain about, but to wibble about the diet – “self-maintenance”, FFS! – of the POTUS is as bizarre as it’s trivial. The anti-Trumpsters are cut from the same fanatical cloth as the remainiacs. Weird.

  8. As far as I can see the tax that Americans have to pay if they don’t get approved medical insurance is to be abolished. Doubtless some will avail themselves of either cheaper or no medical insurance, but that’s their choice. Not a problem.
    Also, despite misstatements from various parties most Americans will get a tax reduction, the main exceptions being those living in states with high state taxes.
    The oceans aren’t warming up, and it’s very unlikely that a US president could do anything about ocean temperature anyway.
    Given the quality of dietary advice that “professionals” have been dishing out the last fifty years I think it safe to say that nobody knows what to eat for health or longlife, might as well eat what you enjoy.

  9. BTW

    Anyone tried the online Trump hand size test?

    He’s 4″ taller than I am, but his hands are smaller than mine if the trace outline is accurate

  10. The Left have always hated the masses deep down, especially the middle class lefties, who now are the Left. So deriding the eating habits of the masses is de rigueur nowadays. Its the basis of the Lefts hatred for any business that caters predominantly for the masses, Tesco,McDonalds, Starbucks, Wetherspoons, even Amazon – the animus is based more on who they serve, not what that business does. Waitrose or M&S don’t get the hatred of other shops – the Left shop there you see……..

  11. Clinton left a foreign affairs mess. He resolutely did fuck all when American assets overseas were attacked by various terrorists. Despite all the grand words he left the ME at each other’s throats

    I’ve seen it argued by serious people that this led indirectly to 9/11, some claim directly. GW had no option but to respond in some way but it’s fair say that what they left in Iraq and surrounding areas was a complete mess.

    St Barack continued the process of doing fuck all positive in the ME, failed to tackle NKs nuclear program, did his best to antagonise Putin and was generally incoherent in his foreign policy because he appointed the self serving witch to look after it all.

    And somehow this accumulated Gordian knot of a mess is Trump’s fault.

  12. Yet again, Trump identifies with the middle-ground in the fly-over states. Sneering at BigMacs & KFCs just separated another bunch of voters from the Dems.
    Keep it up!

  13. I was under the impression that the other governments in the USA were more capable of doing something about ocean warming.
    Rather than the President whose power, as president, is limited.

    I daresay as a rich man he’s had a ton of high quality very expensive meals that offer all the right stuff.
    And many rich people do like to occasionally have fast food. Show they are ‘one of the people’, show they are as able to eat a meal in under an hour as anyone else.

    Its not like he lives on the fast food and then doesn’t do any exercise. He’s not in too bad a shape for his age.

  14. Pcar,
    makes you yearn for the days when Labour wore flat caps and the Tories were all toffs, doesn’t it?

    Now politics is just a bun fight between different factions of the parasite class.

  15. It is interesting that we are forbidden from saying that being fat is a consequence of a lack of willpower. That it is within the abilities of the fat to change their diet, exercise more and become thin.

    Yet here is someone strongly implying that because Trump eats junk food he is morally deficient as he lacks will power.

    Trump is really overturning long held positions isn’t he?

  16. The US’s boneheaded aggressive wars since the end of the Cold War have been expensive, reckless, and wicked.

    A well-placed pal informs me they are rapidly gearing up for another one in the spring against North Korea, ostensibly to secure the nuclear sites. Word has it the Chinese are content to move in from the north, stopping at an agreed point. Will be interesting to see if this pans out.

  17. but if the ocean is warming can’t we extract the heat from it like we do from the land and use that for power?

    It’s not actually heat we use to generate power, but differentials in temperature. There is an incredible amount of heat (as in energy) stored in a city, in the concrete structures, for example. But in the same way that you can’t extract energy from a low-lying lake but you can if the lake is elevated and the water can run downhill, you can’t extract the heat energy from the concrete, or the sea, in any useful form.

    The difference between heat and temperature always fascinated me. The Hoover Dam is a colossal heat sink, containing untold megajoules of heat energy. Yet it only feels mildly warm. Then you have sparklers which burn at hundreds of degrees Celsius – very high temperatures – but don’t harm you as there is simply not enough heat to do so.

  18. @Martin, December 5, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I daresay as a rich man he’s had a ton of high quality very expensive meals that offer all the right stuff.
    And many rich people do like to occasionally have fast food.

    Parents owned a hotel with A La Carte only dining room, I became bored with the “high quality very expensive meals” and asked chef for macaroni cheese, spag bol, beans on toast etc.

    Show they are ‘one of the people’, show they are as able to eat a meal in under an hour as anyone else.

    I wasn’t, I doubt Trump is as he doesn’t do politics, like me he’s eating what he wants – wonderful.

  19. @Roue le Jour, December 6, 2017 at 8:43 am

    +1

    How times have changed, in 70s, 80s & early 90s we had common people leading the Conservative Party and they were popular and won elections.

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