Lavar Ball versus Trump

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2 self-righteous assholes fighting. This is over trump taking credit for freeing Lavar's son and not getting the credit he believes he deserves. Go!

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Nov 19, 2017

Trump vs LaVar Ball is the battle of intellectual heavyweights that our country deserves. Seriously, this whole debacle is retarded, but we are now a nation of fat lazy entitled people, whiny millennials who think their art history major should lead to a lucrative job, social media obsessed people with no ability to read and understand complex arguments, etc. Just as Trump vs Hillary is what we as a nation deserved, this is what we get. Things will only get worse unless the American people get their shit together. Meanwhile, China is making valuable investments in AI, machine learning, genetics, and a host of other industries of the future, are working their ass off, and setting up the stage for a Chinese century. The U.S. is in the midst of systemic decline unless drastic action is taken.

With respect to this specific incident: 1) Trump is immature and petty to get into a twitter fight over this rather than using twitter to advocate for something meaningful, such as tax reform, and 2) LaVar Ball should have shown some gratitude to the President; after all, his thug son committed a crime on foreign soil, a country that doesn't mess around when it comes to crime.

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Nov 20, 2017

Where are you from that shoplifters get labelled as thugs? Just curious. Next you'll be telling me Winona Ryder is a thug, def frightened of her and her hardened criminal background, she should just join the Aryan brother(sister?)hood and be done with it.

p.s. this whole thing is hilarious, it's almost like fate gave us this moment, two massive trolls going to Twitter battle - one is the POTUS, we're in the twilight zone

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Nov 20, 2017

From dictionary.com:

Thug
noun
1.
a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.

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Nov 20, 2017
BobTheBaker:

Where are you from that shoplifters get labelled as thugs? Just curious. Next you'll be telling me Winona Ryder is a thug, def frightened of her and her hardened criminal background, she should just join the Aryan brother(sister?)hood and be done with it.

p.s. this whole thing is hilarious, it's almost like fate gave us this moment, two massive trolls going to Twitter battle - one is the POTUS, we're in the twilight zone

He committed a crime. That makes him a thug.

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Nov 20, 2017
Rufus1234:

With respect to this specific incident: 1) Trump is immature and petty to get into a twitter fight over this rather than using twitter to advocate for something meaningful, such as tax reform, and 2) LaVar Ball should have shown some gratitude to the President; after all, his thug son committed a crime on foreign soil, a country that doesn't mess around when it comes to crime.

You seem to equating the actions of both sides. Except one is a random guy on TV and the other is the President. It's Trumpian logic to say that the President shouldn't have a higher standard of behavior than yhe rabble. It's just another example of the President's comical insecurities. He's not driven by a sense of duty only the desperate and pathetic need for external validation and praise. World leaders are already taking advantage of his psychological problems.

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Nov 20, 2017
thurnis haley:
Rufus1234:

With respect to this specific incident: 1) Trump is immature and petty to get into a twitter fight over this rather than using twitter to advocate for something meaningful, such as tax reform, and 2) LaVar Ball should have shown some gratitude to the President; after all, his thug son committed a crime on foreign soil, a country that doesn't mess around when it comes to crime.

You seem to equating the actions of both sides. Except one is a random guy on TV and the other is the President. It's Trumpian logic to say that the President shouldn't have a higher standard of behavior than yhe rabble. It's just another example of the President's comical insecurities. He's not driven by a sense of duty only the desperate and pathetic need for external validation and praise. World leaders are already taking advantage of his psychological problems.

I'm not. I said explicitly that Trump should not have gotten involved. At the same time, yes, Lavar Ball should have at least shown some gratitude as his son committed a crime on foreign soil and could have faced time in a Chinese prison. Trump did not have to intervene on the behalf of the UCLA players. Instead of issuing a quick thank you and moving on, Ball decided to be petty and insult the President.

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Nov 20, 2017
Rufus1234:

Trump vs LaVar Ball is the battle of intellectual heavyweights that our country deserves. Seriously, this whole debacle is retarded, but we are now a nation of fat lazy entitled people, whiny millennials who think their art history major should lead to a lucrative job, social media obsessed people with no ability to read and understand complex arguments, etc. Just as Trump vs Hillary is what we as a nation deserved, this is what we get. Things will only get worse unless the American people get their shit together. Meanwhile, China is making valuable investments in AI, machine learning, genetics, and a host of other industries of the future, are working their ass off, and setting up the stage for a Chinese century. The U.S. is in the midst of systemic decline unless drastic action is taken.

With respect to this specific incident: 1) Trump is immature and petty to get into a twitter fight over this rather than using twitter to advocate for something meaningful, such as tax reform, and 2) LaVar Ball should have shown some gratitude to the President; after all, his thug son committed a crime on foreign soil, a country that doesn't mess around when it comes to crime.

I agree that under normal circumstances one should always show gratitude, especially out of respect for the country's highest office. But you have a guy who is effectively an online bully and a poor representative of the office he holds. I don't think he has earned the respect of the office to be treated with respect because he doesn't show a lot of respect for the office itself.

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Nov 20, 2017
iBankedUp:
Rufus1234:

Trump vs LaVar Ball is the battle of intellectual heavyweights that our country deserves. Seriously, this whole debacle is retarded, but we are now a nation of fat lazy entitled people, whiny millennials who think their art history major should lead to a lucrative job, social media obsessed people with no ability to read and understand complex arguments, etc. Just as Trump vs Hillary is what we as a nation deserved, this is what we get. Things will only get worse unless the American people get their shit together. Meanwhile, China is making valuable investments in AI, machine learning, genetics, and a host of other industries of the future, are working their ass off, and setting up the stage for a Chinese century. The U.S. is in the midst of systemic decline unless drastic action is taken.

With respect to this specific incident: 1) Trump is immature and petty to get into a twitter fight over this rather than using twitter to advocate for something meaningful, such as tax reform, and 2) LaVar Ball should have shown some gratitude to the President; after all, his thug son committed a crime on foreign soil, a country that doesn't mess around when it comes to crime.

I agree that under normal circumstances one should always show gratitude, especially out of respect for the country's highest office. But you have a guy who is effectively an online bully and a poor representative of the office he holds. I don't think he has earned the respect of the office to be treated with respect because he doesn't show a lot of respect for the office he holds.

He's still the President of the United States, who was elected by the American people. You can hate the guy and think he's a piece of shit President and human being, fine. But when your son commits a crime on foreign soil, is facing jail time, and the leader of the free world intervenes on his behalf even though he was under no obligation to do so, just a brief thank you would have sufficed. Instead, Ball decided to be clever, denying that he knows who Trump is and denying that Trump had anything to do with his son's release. It was a shitty move.

Nov 20, 2017

WWE PayPerView is where it's at next for these two

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Nov 20, 2017

I bet LaVar would at least visit Wisconsin on his campaign.

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Nov 20, 2017

Let's review what LaVar Ball actually said to ESPN regarding this incident.

"Who? What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out. As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine. I'm happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that's a different thing."

Now, couple of things stick out when you read this commentary. First, Ball never once thanks or expresses any semblance of gratitude for what the President did. Keep in mind that those UCLA ball players were not political prisoners, human rights activists, or captured U.S. soldiers. They are grown men who committed a crime on foreign soil. Yet, Trump intervened on their behalf. Now, it certainly is possible that they would have been released anyway, but when the Leader of the Free World gets involved, it certainly helps. Second, Ball dismisses his son's theft as a "big deal out of nothing," which is pretty astounding coming from a father and supposed role model. What type of example is he setting for his kids? To be frank, with a dad like that, I'm not too surprised his son got in trouble. Ball does not express any sense of personal responsibility or guilt for what his son did but rather excuses it.

So yes, Ball is an ingrate and a douchebag. This has nothing to do with whether one personally approves of Trump as the President. If Ball had said something like the following, this would not be an issue: "I thank President Trump for helping out my son and his friends. I certainly did not vote for him, but I am grateful for what he did. My son messed up, and as a father, I will work to make sure my son grows into a man of character."

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Nov 20, 2017
Rufus1234:

"I thank President Trump for helping out my son and his friends. I certainly did not vote for him, but I am grateful for what he did. My son messed up, and as a father, I will work to make sure my son grows into a man of character."

That requires; class, acknowledgment of responsibility, admission of wrongdoing, and humility. None of which LaVar possesses.

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Nov 21, 2017

Dude the guy is a huge troll. He said he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of 1v1 bball. I find it hilarious that you're actually taking the time to analyze him as if he's to be taken seriously. Of course our POTUS is also a troll so this is perfect. I bet Lavar responds and this turns into a full blown national crisis. Lmao.

p.s. the son already personally thanked the president and apologized, listening to the attention seeking troll Dad is pointless.

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Nov 20, 2017

You guys have lost me; I'm with Trump on this one.

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Nov 21, 2017

Hilarious that people actually think Trump did something to save the Ball son from 5-10 years in a Chinese prison

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Nov 21, 2017

It seems that Trump's outreach may not have had the impact he suggested :/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/world/asia/chin...

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

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Nov 21, 2017

Oh shoot.....it's the Failing NY Times! #Fake news

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

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Nov 22, 2017

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21512903/presid...
The POTUS has fired back after Lavar's recent CNN interview. Trump vs. Lavar Ball, I swear you can't make this shit up. Ball is going to use every upcoming chance with this new attention to promote Big Baller Brand lmao.

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Nov 22, 2017

I can't wait to tell my grandkids about the great "Lavar vs. Trump" twitter feud. What a time to be alive.

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Nov 25, 2017

Dear Lavar Ball,

God bless you. Against all odds, you have managed to pull off the impossible. You are an inspiration to millions. You have done what most of us can only dream of. You have accomplished a feat so tremendous that there is no trophy large enough to encapsulate the truly magnificent achievement...

You have managed to troll a troll

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Nov 27, 2017

Just saw Trump's Native American comments towards Warren scroll across my open window of CNBC - Jesus Christ he is a savage. She was shaking in her response.

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Nov 28, 2017
TippyTop11:

Just saw Trump's Native American comments towards Warren scroll across my open window of CNBC - Jesus Christ he is a savage. She was shaking in her response.

It's an undeniable travesty that Donald Trump is president of the US, and really a mockery of the office

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Nov 29, 2017

Yeah, using a 20 year old intern as a personal cigar humidifier and the sex planes is the standard we need to set.

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Nov 29, 2017
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