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    Default Another 'stable genius' heard from

    Ivanka goes all Ish on us --


    Ivanka Trump
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    11 Jun

    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb


    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ivan...000743483.html


    “The cool thing about the internet is that you can write anything and quote anyone.” — Abraham Lincoln

    Obviously, this notion isn’t true, especially if you’re in the public eye and regularly fact-checked.

    As President Trump arrived in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, his daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted a wise and timely quote.

    Upon further investigation, however, this quote doesn’t actually appear to be a Chinese proverb at all. In fact, no one quite knows where it comes from, and it is often attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but there is no evidence supporting that either.

    Quote Investigator suggests that it first appeared in 1903, in a periodical called The Public, from Chicago, and referred to the innovations taking place during that time.

    In 1962, another periodical, Adult Leadership, printed the quote using the familiar and politically incorrect joke setup “Confucius say…” Jokes that began that way would be grammatically incorrect and often vulgar.

    The quote that Ivanka Trump used is also raising a few eyebrows in and of itself. No one has said that meeting with the dictator of North Korea couldn’t be done, but there have been plenty of questions as to whether it should be done.
    David G
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    Default Re: Another 'stable genius' heard from

    Rodman should have negotiated with Kim. I sense he'd have done a far better job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Rodman should have negotiated with Kim. I sense he'd have done a far better job!
    But Rodman would have blown the 'stable genius/art of the deal' narrative completely (and obviously) right out of the water... and taken the limelight off of DerTramp.
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    We now have the THIRD thread on this story. C'mon folks... it's not THAT great a story <G>

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...03-Dumb-Blond-!
    David G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    Is that the best you could find?
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Weak

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    Greg H. - from before the great crash, 20th century member 108


    "Trump and Cohen are the kids that murdered their parents, and now plead for mercy from the court because they're traumatized orphans."

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Ivanka goes all Ish on us --


    Ivanka Trump
    @IvankaTrump

    11 Jun

    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb


    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ivan...000743483.html


    “The cool thing about the internet is that you can write anything and quote anyone.” — Abraham Lincoln

    Obviously, this notion isn’t true, especially if you’re in the public eye and regularly fact-checked.

    As President Trump arrived in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, his daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted a wise and timely quote.

    Upon further investigation, however, this quote doesn’t actually appear to be a Chinese proverb at all. In fact, no one quite knows where it comes from, and it is often attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but there is no evidence supporting that either.

    Quote Investigator suggests that it first appeared in 1903, in a periodical called The Public, from Chicago, and referred to the innovations taking place during that time.

    In 1962, another periodical, Adult Leadership, printed the quote using the familiar and politically incorrect joke setup “Confucius say…” Jokes that began that way would be grammatically incorrect and often vulgar.

    The quote that Ivanka Trump used is also raising a few eyebrows in and of itself. No one has said that meeting with the dictator of North Korea couldn’t be done, but there have been plenty of questions as to whether it should be done.
    I knew there had to be an explanation for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Ivanka goes all Ish on us --


    Ivanka Trump
    @IvankaTrump

    11 Jun

    “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb


    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ivan...000743483.html


    “The cool thing about the internet is that you can write anything and quote anyone.” — Abraham Lincoln

    Obviously, this notion isn’t true, especially if you’re in the public eye and regularly fact-checked.

    As President Trump arrived in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, his daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted a wise and timely quote.

    Upon further investigation, however, this quote doesn’t actually appear to be a Chinese proverb at all. In fact, no one quite knows where it comes from, and it is often attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but there is no evidence supporting that either.

    Quote Investigator suggests that it first appeared in 1903, in a periodical called The Public, from Chicago, and referred to the innovations taking place during that time.

    In 1962, another periodical, Adult Leadership, printed the quote using the familiar and politically incorrect joke setup “Confucius say…” Jokes that began that way would be grammatically incorrect and often vulgar.

    The quote that Ivanka Trump used is also raising a few eyebrows in and of itself. No one has said that meeting with the dictator of North Korea couldn’t be done, but there have been plenty of questions as to whether it should be done.

    Confucius say... "David G, still a little pissy about Trumpy winning election"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I knew there had to be an explanation for this.

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    Default Re: Another 'stable genius' heard from

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I knew there had to be an explanation for this.

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    Still wearing the glory suit?

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