Texas To Replace Robert E. Lee As School’s Name, And The Name People Chose Is Flat Ridiculous

steve knight

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well I guess cruz should be pissed off. but man is this school going to teach how to go bankrupt do they realize the only school with trumps name on it was a scam?

http://news.groopspeak.com/texas-to-replace-robert-e-lee-as-schools-name-and-the-name-people-chose-is-flat-ridiculous/

A very slow wave is moving across the U.S. as Confederate names and symbols are being removed from buildings and public spaces. An elementary school in Austin, Texas is currently named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the school board recently decided to change that. After receiving more than 240 votes, the winning name is …Donald J. Trump Elementary School.

Yes, you read that right. Donald Trump got the most votes for the new name of this school. Who knew that there were so many Trump fans in Texas that Ted Cruz’s name wouldn’t even make news on this vote? Trump received 45 votes, and there were 34 who voted to keep Robert E. Lee’s name on the school. Others voted for other names famous in Texas, or other ridiculous things.

Apparently, some people are unaware of how terrible a role model Trump is. Either that, or they think his outlandish, childish, bullying style is the perfect example for children in a place where bullying is already a frequent problem. Trump is not even president, and he’s not that successful a businessman. He gets by on his charm, such as it is, and this ridiculous idea that his offensive style is just “telling it like it is.” He’s no role model at all.
 

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I love the liberals continuous charge about Trump not being a good businessman. What a joke, and if I hear the "he could have put his money on the stock market and made more" ******** one more time by clueless morons I am going to throw up in my mouth. He inherited a functioning business, that's not a liquid asset, he then grew and expanded into the business world making BILLIONS of dollars. Yes, Donald Trump is a very successful businessman.
 
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"successfull" can mean quite a lot and we have no way of knowing how he would have ended had he not born with a golden spoon (my guess is selling used cars).

"successful businessman" is also ofcourse neither the qualification for POTUS or even role model.
 

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I love the liberals continuous charge about Trump not being a good businessman. What a joke, and if I hear the "he could have put his money on the stock market and made more" ******** one more time by clueless morons I am going to throw up in my mouth. He inherited a functioning business, that's not a liquid asset, he then grew and expanded into the business world making BILLIONS of dollars. Yes, Donald Trump is a very successful businessman.
I'm not defending trump but that "could have made in the stock market" nonsense does make me laugh. What strikes me is it assumes taking all that money--which wouldn't have been possible anyway--and investing it in the stock market. Presumably that means leaving it alone for decades while living a middle-class lifestyle until "one future date" where you act and live like a billionaire. It fails to account for Trump's lavish spending (nor the effects of that spending on others) through the decades.


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I love the liberals continuous charge about Trump not being a good businessman. What a joke, and if I hear the "he could have put his money on the stock market and made more" ******** one more time by clueless morons I am going to throw up in my mouth. He inherited a functioning business, that's not a liquid asset, he then grew and expanded into the business world making BILLIONS of dollars. Yes, Donald Trump is a very successful businessman.
5 bankruptcies for one business man is a worlds record. yes he made money but he lost it too and he would have lost a hell of a lot more if he did not go bankrupt. and naming a school after him when the only school he ran was a scam. he has thrown temper tantrums over how the right and news agencies have treated him he even admits he does not act presidential. but if it is money that they use as a success gauge he is just a little guy compared to real rich guys.
 

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5 bankruptcies for one business man is a worlds record. yes he made money but he lost it too and he would have lost a hell of a lot more if he did not go bankrupt. and naming a school after him when the only school he ran was a scam. he has thrown temper tantrums over how the right and news agencies have treated him he even admits he does not act presidential. but if it is money that they use as a success gauge he is just a little guy compared to real rich guys.
Business bankruptcy is different than personal bankruptcy, taking control of an insolvent company and seeing it through bankruptcy proceedings isnt uncommon. Some of the major car companies in the US would have went belly up without these procedures (and preferential treatment by the US government)
 
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Business bankruptcy is different than personal bankruptcy, taking control of an insolvent company and seeing it through bankruptcy proceedings isnt uncommon. Some of the major car companies in the US would have went belly up without these procedures (and preferential treatment by the US government)
Still a clear sign of managment failure.

Either that or criminal intent to plunder the assets while leaving creditors in the cold.
 

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Still a clear sign of managment failure.

Either that or criminal intent to plunder the assets while leaving creditors in the cold.
So if I buy a failing company that will be out of business within 2 months and successfully discharge debts on the company and turn it around, saving people's jobs is it still a failure?

Not saying this is what Trump did, I don't know his history, but the brush might be a bit broad.
 

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"discharging debts" is a nice word for leaving creditors in the cold.

If thats the plan from the start, I'd call it criminal intent (even if is legal due to fine print).

If it just happens it's a failure.
 
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Business bankruptcy is different than personal bankruptcy, taking control of an insolvent company and seeing it through bankruptcy proceedings isnt uncommon. Some of the major car companies in the US would have went belly up without these procedures (and preferential treatment by the US government)
but 5 times? it shows a failure on the business man that has to resort to it though.
 

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News sites with a raised-fist logo are always unbiased.

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Original story is here:
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/more-than-240-submissions-to-rename-school-with-ti/nq9j4/

Interesting bit from that article:
... the district didn’t police whether the name [sic] person could submit a name multiple times.​

It's also unclear who was even eligible to vote. 240 total submissions doesn't seem like a well-publicized voting procedure.


And here's the full list of submissions:
http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2016/04/22/Lee_Renaming_Submissions.pdf
 

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but 5 times? it shows a failure on the business man that has to resort to it though.
With that, note the goal post shift with "personal bankruptcy" vs. "business bankruptcy".

It's Texas, Jake.
I don't know what is funnier: a nepotistic "successful businessman" with 5 bankruptcies...

.. Or the fact that a Confederate State is replacing the leader of their army as the name of one of their schools with a Yankee from New York.

BL.
 

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I don't know what is funnier: a nepotistic "successful businessman" with 5 bankruptcies...

.. Or the fact that a Confederate State is replacing the leader of their army as the name of one of their schools with a Yankee from New York.
... or (not to derail the thread) the fact that hundreds of thousands of upstate New Yorkers usually wailing about the alleged socialist Obama wanting to take their guns away turned out last Tuesday and voted for the self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, because they think the almost-republican Hillary wants to take their guns away.

They're all pretty amusing if one thinks about it. But "think" is one of those stumbling blocks sometimes.
 

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I am not satisfied until we see the Trump international airport and the Trump memorial in DC.
 

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I am not satisfied until we see the Trump international airport and the Trump memorial in DC.
If you want that, move to Baghdad. They already had a Saddam Hussein Memorial and a Saddam Hussein International Airport. After all, they do have much in common.

BL.
 
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