Friday, June 3, 2016

Quote of the Day:Rude Pundit

Figure I should start giving credit in the post title if I'm going to use it everyday.

If Trump can prove that people made money in real estate as a result of their taking Trump U. "courses," then wouldn't there be a paper trail and not just people talking about it? Wouldn't we be able to see transactions, mortgages, bank statements, friggin' cancelled checks? In fact, why does Trump never give us documents that prove anything he claims?

Gotta give him credit for the link to Redstate as well.

So the Trump campaign has released a video with purported testimonials from Trump University students which I guess is supposed to show that Trump University was not a scam. This video features three people – none of whom have ever bought or sold real estate for a living. One of them appears to be a professional testimonial-giver for seminars, one appears to give these kinds of seminars for himself, and one of them has an ongoing business and personal relationship with the Trump family, who have allowed him to sell his protein water on a number of their properties. 

Yes, the video defending against Trump U being a scam is also a scam. I was curious whether Donald Douglas would still have Redstate on his blogroll. So, after wading through the slime over there; surprise! no he doesn't.

Since, I'm on the topic of Shady Donald; here's an article from a few months back at Fortune. 

How many major-party Presidential front-runners have faced trial on “financial elder abuse” charges as they rolled toward the nomination?

I'm thinking shady is not a strong enough adjective. Any help would be appreciated. I'm toying with disgraceful and dishonorable for the added benefit of alliteration. 

Donald Vu?

I listen to a little bit of rightwing radio. One can only stand so much. A customary shill on there is how the the US economy will soon be entering another depression, yadda yadda. What to do? 

Why sink all your retirement money into Goldline, of course. 

Goldline’s entire business model was essentially a scam, the city attorney found. It was a bait-and-switch: Consumers wanted to buy gold bullion, but salespeople preyed on their fears — including falsely claiming that the government could seize bullion — and misled them into buying vastly overpriced gold coins instead. Consumers typically paid more than 55 percent above the actual value of the coins, which are much harder to sell down the road, instantly wiping out a large portion of their savings.

Yes, sink was the operative word there. 

Oh, they're experienced alright!

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