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Old 05-25-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/...ra/P119094.asp

Tired of 'The Donald' and his constant self-promotion. Disappear and stick with real estate.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:52 PM   #2
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"They'll log on at trumpuniversity.com to get their assignments --- entrepreneurship students will be asked to assume the role of a venture capitalist and analyze a business plan --- and submit their work to classmates for a peer review. Three such assignments, and the course is complete. "People have learned the hard way that...trying to replicate the classroom experience isn't particularly effective," says Sexton, a venture capitalist by trade. "

Brilliant, he hypes a B.S. on line program with no degrees offerred, tells people to do homework, pass it to the person on the left and grade each other. Class dismissed. He doesn't even need to hire teachers! The epitome of Trump, all sizzle, no steak!

Someone said this hear before, but if Trump had put all his inherited wealth into the S&P when he got it, he would have about the same amount of money now. And he wouldn't have swindled taxpayers and cheated debtors by declaring bankruptcy several times along the way.
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Oh, I think he missed his calling as a media exec.

"The Apprentice" has provided hours of entertainment & innovative product placement. Carolyn Kepcher's book was surprisingly readable, too.

I suspect that most of his persona is for public consumption. Guys like George Ross & Kepcher stay with him for a reason.
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IVANA skip his lecture on divorce and alimony negotiations, but I will defintely attend his course entitled "Euro-Babe Mergers and Acquisitions". 8)
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IVANA skip his lecture on divorce and alimony negotiations, but I will defintely attend his course entitled "Euro-Babe Mergers and Acquisitions". 8)
I admire "The Donald" a lot. However, I agree he is "all steak and no sizzle" but he seems to enjoy it. I have -0- interest in his tv program or his
"university" though. DW and I bid 2 no-trump!

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I spent a number of years in the casino entertainment business, and I can truly say there are few persons for whom I have so little respect as "The Donald."

Self-promotion, however, is the "American way," and one must at least admire Mr. Trump for his ability to promote himself (and his bankrupt-prone gaming properties).

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I cannot for the life of me understand why a woman would want to date donald trump. I'd be afraid that the weasel on top of his head would jump off and attack me at some point during the evening.
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I cannot for the life of me understand why a woman would want to date donald trump.
Hmmm, I can think of several hundred million (or a billion?) reasons that women, nay even men too, would want to date him. But I don't get it-- if someone had the guts to tell the emperor that he was naked, how come no one tells Trump that he's bald? Can you imagine him showing up at his next press conference with a George Ross buzz?

Oh, wait, and add one more reason-- for the scintillating conversation about a fascinating subject. Him.
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Hmmm, I can think of several hundred million (or a billion?) reasons that women, nay even men too, would want to date him.
I'd have to have a copy of the will stapled to the headboard so I could look up at it every now and then.
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I'd have to have a copy of the will stapled to the headboard so I could look up at it every now and then.
Or instead of ....
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You would think they would be able to find a cure for chronic meglomania or at least confine the more pathetic patients to the hospitals basement ward, but no, they televise his perverse social pathology on TV.

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You would think they would be able to find a cure for chronic meglomania or at least confine the more pathetic patients to the hospitals basement ward, but no, they televise his perverse social pathology on TV.
I think that is the cure. And it's group therapy, too...
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And in what must be an unrelated coincidence, here's Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for Sunday 29 May:

trumpery \TRUM-puh-ree\ noun

1 : worthless nonsense
2 : trivial or useless articles : junk

Example sentence:
Elizabeth's desk at work is crammed with souvenirs, paperweights, and other such trumpery.

Did you know?
"Trumpery" derives from the Middle English "trompery" and ultimately from the Middle French "tromper," meaning "to deceive." (You can see the meaning of this root reflected in the French phrase "trompe l'oeil" literally, "deceives the eye" which in English refers to a style of painting with photographically realistic detail.)
"Trumpery" first appeared in English in the mid-15th century with the meanings "deceit or fraud" (a sense that is now obsolete) and "worthless nonsense." Less than 100 years later, it was being applied to cluttering material objects of little or no value.
The verb phrase "trump up" means "to concoct with the intent to deceive," but there is most likely no etymological connection between this phrase and "trumpery."


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Similar to hoc-us-poc-us...hmmm...
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Nords;

Perhaps the name could also be derived from the old English word "Trump-et", as used in the original context "The olde blow hard toutes himself as if he were a trumpet" I looked for reliable source to support this and can not find one in any rebutable dictionary. Anyway, if his hair were on fire I would not assist him by dunking his head in a bus station toilet.
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Saw Lettermans little routine "Trump Or Monkey" last night, where they put 3 photos up with all but the top of the head covered. One is trump. Two are monkeys. Nobody can ever pick out which one is trump.
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Perhaps the name could also be derived from the old English word "Trump-et", as used in the original context "The olde blow hard toutes himself as if he were a trumpet"* I looked for reliable source to support this and can not find one in any rebutable dictionary.
Ah, that would be Bartleby's "A resounding call, as that of the elephant."

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Anyway, if his hair were on fire I would not assist him by dunking his head in a bus station toilet.
Hey, thanks a lot, LEX, that image will be with me for the rest of the day...
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Ahhh I figured out where the Donald got his hair or whatever it is:



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Could be worse, you could have the tune "trump or monkey yeahhhh...trump or monkey yeah..." running around in your brain the entire time you're thatching your lawn or painting your bench.
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Dang! That got me thinking of songs I hate getting stuck in my head, and now I have the Carpenters AND Neil Diamond singing in my head at the same time!

"Why do birds suddenly appear....in America, TODAY!" ....geaaaargh!
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