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the return of the mad king

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    The "mad king of Bavaria", Ludwig II, came to power in 1864. In 1869, construction was started on Neuschwanstein Castle, and construction was finally completed in 1882. Most of the cost for construction came from his personal fortune, but eventually he was forced to borrow money.

    Ultimately, he was found to be incompetent, and was forced from power. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1886, and his body was found at the bottom of a lake.

    Donald Trump tries to act like a king, but he will never have the chance to ride in the gold chariot in London. His interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, also tries to act like a king. Somehow, he also needs to forced out of office. If that does not happen, the "crown jewels" of our public land will be destroyed forever.

    Here is the New York Times take on "the new king":

    nytimes.com/2018/01/19/opinion/public-l...

  • Center Left
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    Thanks for sharing this. It was difficult to read. This new reality is sad. Every single thing is for sale.
  • Center-Right Republican
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    Explain how Trump acts like a king.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Kekistani Emissary Wrote: Explain how Trump acts like a king.
    Because he had the presidency that he didn't want, didn't campaign for, didn't prepare for dumped on him in the same way a monarch is coronated and then he operates from the position of divine authority. Most noteworthy is one of his very first candidate announcements when he said he wouldn't raise the minimum wage because he wants to keep American wages low and competitive with foreign wages. Then within a few days he started promising lots of good paying jobs. A contradiction. But no explanation from the position of divine authority given to monarchs.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    A real King acts as Royalty; some countries have Kings, even the Netherlands. However they are there as a "symbol" of decency and don't rule. Only the government has its power to rule as any democracy, with a Prime Minister and cabinet.

    Therefore Trump can't be King, because he's totally something else; A "White Supremarxist " (New word invented)

    He's more the Stalin Type as well a spoiled 7 year old who bullies his way around. Yes we had those types of King's in Russia they were the Romanov's; you know how that ended.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Kekistani Emissary said:

    "I seem to remember him campaigning for 18 months, where were you?"

    Sorry but he didn't campaign. He spent virtually no money, had no cohesive plan and simply made chance appearances issuing innuendo and trite personal fabrications about his opponents. Simply a charismatic narrow minded television entertainment personality universally known and quoted for "Your fired". And I made this observation at his first appearance as a candidate early in 2015 explaining how he would be a formidable potential winner because of pure luck. A logical analysis of his campaign rhetoric and spending describes an anti candidate trying to lose but ironically thrust into a public exposure and accountability that will be his demise.

    No Kekistani Emissary, Trump did not campaign, he entertained. Should be intuitively obvious.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    The "mad king of Bavaria", Ludwig II, came to power in 1864. In 1869, construction was started on Neuschwanstein Castle, and construction was finally completed in 1882. Most of the cost for construction came from his personal fortune, but eventually he was forced to borrow money.

    Ultimately, he was found to be incompetent, and was forced from power. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1886, and his body was found at the bottom of a lake.

    Donald Trump tries to act like a king, but he will never have the chance to ride in the gold chariot in London. His interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, also tries to act like a king. Somehow, he also needs to forced out of office. If that does not happen, the "crown jewels" of our public land will be destroyed forever.

    Here is the New York Times take on "the new king":

    nytimes.com/2018/01/19/opinion/public-l...

    Arizona -- Thanks for sharing the NYT article about Ryan Zinke and his kingdom. Those who didn't read the article assumed it was about Trump. Zinke is acting like a king of sorts flying his own flag. However, as a fly fisherman myself, I can appreciate that the fly fisherman of Montana called him out on his phony fly fishing photo op. He doesn't even know how to load the fuckin real on his rod. He is more aptly named the Gulfstream cowboy as the NYT article called him:

    "Zinke has been called the Gulfstream Cowboy for his love of using charter planes to fly off to the nesting grounds of wealthy donors. But he’s more like a mad king. And this monarch has control over the crown jewels of America’s public land."

    Another clear and present danger to America in my mind. He fits in with all the other incompetents in Trump's cabinet.

  • Independent
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    Yes Schmidt, that is what you get if you don't have proper "rules" and laws for people like Zinki and others including Trump, who still runs his own business from Mar-a-Lago. Did you buy a ticket to attend his "one year bully" celebration for 200K?

    What a country; laughable!!