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#31
Title: Trumpwall

1. Donald Trump tweeted on 28 December 2018:


2. Why wasting an astronomical sum (between $12 billion and $15 billion) to repeat something that had been done in China more than 2,300 years ago? It seems that the only Chinese thing that can fascinate Donald Trump is the Great Wall of China.

In view of his obsession in building a "big, beautiful wall" all the way across the US-Mexico border, I humorously and sarcastically coin the term "trumpwall" to mean "make tremendous progress in doing something, especially high technology" (as though breaking a wall or barrier into, up, etc). The following are examples of the use of the new term:

(a) If India succeeds in its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” to send 3 astronauts to the space, it will trumpwall into an exclusive club of countries (Russia, the US and China) capable of independent human space travel.

(b) If China's Chang'e-4 space probe succeeds in making the first-ever soft landing on the dark side of the moon, China will trumpwall up another rank in its space programme.

(c) In the late 1970s, Pham Van Dong, who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired in 1987, told a visitor that "waging a war is simple, but running a country is very difficult". It remains to be seen whether Vietnam can trumpwall into the league of developed nations in the future.

(d) If you think backward countries are content to dig coal or build border walls, then you're mistaken. On the contrary, they aspire to trumpwall up the fourth industrial revolution.

P.S. Donald Trump has agreed to lower the cost of the wall building to $5 billion. However, that amount is only sufficient for building separate stretches of fence or barrier dotted along the US-Mexico border. There will be more government shutdowns when Trump demands for more funds to join up all the fences if he could be reelected in 2020.

India to send three-person crew on landmark space mission

India’s first manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ to send 3 persons

China set to launch spacecraft to moon's far, "dark" side

China probe readies to land on the moon

Pham Van Dong

How Old is the Great Wall of China?

MCCONNELL: Here’s how much the border wall will probably cost

Fourth Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia
 
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#32
Title: The Trump of Pahrump

Nevada’s most notorious pimp, Dennis Hof, had been running for state legislature when he was found dead at one his whorehouses on October 16, two days after his 72nd birthday.....

He got over 60 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican district he was favoured to win. However, by the time he was dead, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Hof’s 2-year term.…..
1. In the definition of the American Dream, James Truslow Adams said in 1931:

“The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

Source: Quote by James Truslow Adams: “The American Dream is that dream of a land in w...”

2. The incredible success of the dead pimp, "The Trump of Pahrump", gives a new definition and dimension (fourth dimension) to the American Dream. I propose adding two more words ("or death") to the last sentence of James Truslow Adams' quote:

"It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position or death.”

In other words, not only the living but the dead can have the American Dream.
 
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#33
Title: Moditrumpry

1. The following are excerpts from an AFP news report dated 3 January 2019 under the headline "Trump mocks Indian PM Narendra Modi over funding for a library in Afghanistan".

(Begin excerpts)
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Jan 2) mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use....

While stating that he got along with Modi, Trump said the Indian leader was "constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan."

"You know what that is? That's like five hours of what we spend," Trump said.

"And we're supposed to say, 'Oh, thank you for the library.' I don't know who's using it in Afghanistan," Trump said..... (End excerpts)

Source: Trump mocks Indian PM Narendra Modi over funding for a library in Afghanistan

2. With reference to Donald Trump mocking Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use, I coin the term "moditrumpry" to mean "deride or criticise someone or something (as, for, etc) by a hypocrite. The following are examples of the use of the new term:

(a) Although Trump has slapped steep tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of goods from major trading partners, he moditrumpried India as a "tariff king".

(b) Although his wall has been derided as just one big joke or a political circus, Trump moditrumpried Modi's library funding in Afghanistan as a useless project.

(c) Tom is moditrumpried for smoking by his nicotine-addicted parents every day.

(d) Despite having bankrupting four companies prior to his presidency, the new president moditrumpried his predecessor for failing to improve the economy.

(e) Although he was notorious for playing truant during his school days, Robert moditrumpries his own children for their mediocre performance in school and demands them to write pages of composition as punishment.

Trump’s wall is one big joke

Ann Coulter predicts Trump will 'fold' on border wall demand
 
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#34
Title: Wallwheel

1. The following are excerpts from a news report dated 3 January, 2019 under the headline "‘Could be a while’: Trump refuses to budge in shutdown standoff".

(Begin excerpts)
...The new Congress will gavel into session on Thursday, with Democrats taking over the majority in the House of Representatives. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has sworn that Trump will “never” get money for the wall, while the most likely new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) repeatedly denounced Trump’s wall as “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”

Trump has countered by arguing that the wheel is an ancient technology as well, pointing out that if walls didn’t work, former President Barack Obama wouldn’t have one around his home. He also dismissed Democrat arguments for a more high-tech solution as not enough.

“The wheel, the wall, some things never get old,” he said on Wednesday.... (End excerpts)

Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/447959-trump-cabinet-wall-shutdown/

2. With reference to Trump's quote "The wheel, the wall, some things never get old", I coin the term "wallwheel" as a noun to mean "eternal youth" and as a verb to mean "to keep oneself young”. The idea is that the wheel of time comes to a standstill after hitting a wall. The following joke shows the use of the new term.

One day, Tommy met someone whom he thought was his childhood friend. He greeted his supposed friend: "Hi, my great friend Robin! There is not much change in your look since our last meeting 30 years ago. You seem to have discovered the key to wallwheel."

His supposed friend replied: "I don't have any secret to wallwheel myself. I am not Robin but his son Jack. Uncle Tommy, have you forgotten about me? You used to come to my house to play chess with my father when I was a child. Despite your wrinkles and white hair, the big birthmarks on the left side of your face are instantly recognisable."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_time
 

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