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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The blunders of Donald Trump - failures and bankruptcies

Donald Trump at a press conference announcing ...Image via Wikipedia
At least the Donald had the courtesy of fire himself from the Republican  presidential race without putting us through more of his birther wackiness. Now, Let's take a look at some of "billionaire" Donald's other mis-adventures: ,  the search engine you’ve never heard of, and will never hear of, was launched in 2006. No surprise: it was shut down a year later. 
• Trump Magazine,  a high-end magazine for the affluent and rich.  Low ad sales force the closure of the magazine  in 2009. 
Trump Vodka, which was marketed as a product that "demand[s] the same respect and inspire the same awe as the international legacy and brand of Donald Trump himself."  The vodka is no longer produced. 
• Trump Mortgage, was launched in 2006 and  Donald Trump Jr. boasted it would become the country's leading home loan company. It closed two years later. 
Trump Airlines, was launched in 1988 (when Trump purchased Eastern Air Shuttle)  and featured such amenities as applewood floors, chrome seatbelt latches and gold-colored bathroom fixtures. The company failed to show a profit and  Trump defaulted on his loans. In 1992 it merged with a new company and the Trump name was removed from the planes. 
And then there are the Trump bankruptcies: 
• Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City NJ – 1991 
• Trump Plaza Hotel – 1992 
• Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts – 2004 
• Trump Entertainment Resorts (Renamed from Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts — Trump bailed it out with $72 million of his own money) – 2009

And finally there is Trump's showdown with OPEC: "I’m going to look ‘em in the eye and say, ‘Fellas, you’ve had your fun. Your fun is over.'" Great negotiating strategy that would make John Wayne proud, except Wayne was pointing a gun at the bad guys and the Donald is firing blanks. 

Source: ThePBH Network

Video: Judgement Day is here! The world ends today - what's the plans for tomorrow?

It's Judgement Day today sinners! If history and a small dose of common sense have taught us one thing: The world will be here tomorrow. Christian talk radio personality Harold Camping, claims it will happen at 6 pm tonight, right during my cocktail hour. I suppose I will pause between sips and see if I can feel the earth trembling beneath my feet. The question for me is: What happens to all those people who believed and gave up everything in advance? There's even a company called Eternal Earth-bound Pets, run by atheists, (who won't be going to a better place at 6 pm), to look after the believer's pets when they are swept upstairs. But what about the disappointed believer that are staring up into the evening sky wondering what to do now that the world is intact. Have the believer's made any plans, just in case they are wrong? Probably not.

My advice:  Head to the beach. Paddy's Beach Restaurant looks like as good a place to start as any.I've never been there, (or even heard of it before) but it looks like a party, and lord knows, you will be in need of a party (with lots of alcohol).

The ad is from Paddy's. "The world didn't end party" was added by Cry Baby