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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Leftists are about as thin skinned as it gets, not to mention gullible in the EXTREME. It's a facility, you're not hanging out with the guy.
    It's not just about me Countryboy (though I wouldn't put a thin dime in Trump's pocket personally), but about our guests. This is pretty much a once in a lifetime family event, the biggest thing we've ever done, and I want it done right. Half the guests we're putting up have never been to the city, and several haven't ever previously set foot in the States. And I'm not going to mar that experience with Trump. He's best forgotten & ignored, as far as I'm concerned.

    With no personal disrespect to yourself, you may be unaware of the disgust and anger Trump's distilled in some areas of America, and in some corners of the world. It is very real. But it may not be apparent in all areas of the country. I interact in business transactions with the general public, and I wholeheartedly assure you he is very often despised where I'm at. That's not to say he doesn't have supporters here too - he does; two of my good neighbors support him. But many hate the guy, and everything he stands for, and I too refuse to associate myself or my family with him, Bannon, or any of their ilk.
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    It's not just about me Countryboy (though I wouldn't put a thin dime in Trump's pocket personally), but about our guests. This is pretty much a once in a lifetime family event, the biggest thing we've ever done, and I want it done right. Half the guests we're putting up have never been to the city, and several haven't ever previously set foot in the States. And I'm not going to mar that experience with Trump. He's best forgotten & ignored, as far as I'm concerned.

    With no personal disrespect to yourself, you may be unaware of the disgust and anger Trump's distilled in some areas of America, and in some corners of the world. It is very real. But it may not be apparent in all areas of the country. I interact in business transactions with the general public, and I wholeheartedly assure you he is very often despised where I'm at. That's not to say he doesn't have supporters here too - he does; two of my good neighbors support him. But many hate the guy, and everything he stands for, and I too refuse to associate myself or my family with him, Bannon, or any of their ilk.
    Though I have never liked the man since he became known, and did not vote for him, I feel an obligation to give him the benefit of the doubt as POTUS, hoping for the best for the country.

    Two weeks in, he is an embarrassment.

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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    I've stayed at the Hilton on Michigan Ave recently. It was alright, but it had that swanky address.

    Then again, Hilton Worldwide PAC gives more to Republicans, so I guess they're out.
    Alright now, I never went that far.

    But this is about our guests firstly, and their possible relationship with Trump.

    But as to Michigan Ave, I was referring to the section starting a mile north or so of the Hilton, on the other side of the Loop; from the North Branch of the river, up to Oak Street and the beach. It's the area usually referred to as the "Magnificent Mile" (I hate the term, though).

    It's a significantly different environment than the South Loop location of the Hilton. One's primarily business oriented (Hilton's), while the other is (high-end) shopping & restaurants.
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    Though I have never liked the man since he became known, and did not vote for him, I feel an obligation to give him the benefit of the doubt as POTUS, hoping for the best for the country.

    Two weeks in, he is an embarrassment.
    Hey, that's fair and I agree.

    Hopefully he does something good for the country, since some of his general ideas have merit. We just could've used a more "meritorious" messenger!
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    And the children wonder why they are out of power.
    Well, when you can allude to the size of your penis during a Presidential debate and win why wouldn't people think that immature behavior can get results? We are in the Trump era now.

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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    True story:

    We're throwing a large wedding later this year, with a far amount of international family and guests coming over. Halfway through Trump's campaign, we had to sadly make the decision to *not* use Trump Tower to put them up. It was just potentially too offensive to our guests.

    I haven't felt this way since Nixon, 'Nam, and Watergate. Think about that.
    I have accepted your invitation and thought about it. (Am I now meant to tell you what I thought? If not please stop reading now. I think you are being ridiculously over fastidious and rather silly).

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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    I've stayed at the Hilton on Michigan Ave recently. It was alright, but it had that swanky address.

    Then again, Hilton Worldwide PAC gives more to Republicans, so I guess they're out.
    South Michigan Ave, where the Hilton is, isnt really swanky vs River North (where Trump and the good Hilton is). And its a bit of a distance from all the nightlife and good restaurants (although Buddy Guy's is across the street).

    You might be interested to know that the Hilton on Michigan was built in 1930 as the Stevens Hotel, which was owned by the father of (retired) Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweden View Post
    I have accepted your invitation and thought about it. (Am I now meant to tell you what I thought? If not please stop reading now. I think you are being ridiculously over fastidious and rather silly).
    To each their own.

    But you're sitting at the back corner table no one wants!

    (but in all seriousness, the feedback was from several of our guests too - not just us)
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    It's not just about me Countryboy (though I wouldn't put a thin dime in Trump's pocket personally), but about our guests. This is pretty much a once in a lifetime family event, the biggest thing we've ever done, and I want it done right. Half the guests we're putting up have never been to the city, and several haven't ever previously set foot in the States. And I'm not going to mar that experience with Trump. He's best forgotten & ignored, as far as I'm concerned.

    With no personal disrespect to yourself, you may be unaware of the disgust and anger Trump's distilled in some areas of America, and in some corners of the world. It is very real. But it may not be apparent in all areas of the country. I interact in business transactions with the general public, and I wholeheartedly assure you he is very often despised where I'm at. That's not to say he doesn't have supporters here too - he does; two of my good neighbors support him. But many hate the guy, and everything he stands for, and I too refuse to associate myself or my family with him, Bannon, or any of their ilk.
    Ahhhh, the tolerant left strikes again. Nevermind all the people who work there and depend on business to earn a living. But......."we're for the little guy". Yeah, in a pig's ****ing eye.
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    Re: Chicago Moons the Trump Tower - Feb 12

    I hope they're all rounded up and cited for public indecency... City needs revenue...


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