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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Jokes About Whining Farmers
NinerDoug 05:49 PM 08-12-2019
:-)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tr...cid=spartandhp

Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Tells Joke About Whining Farmers to Room Full of Farmers, Gets Boo'd

President Donald Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cracked a joke that American farmers "whine" about Trump's trade war with China and got laughs as he intended but also boo's from audience members that seemingly found it insensitive.

"I had a farmer tell me this in Pennsylvania," Perdue said at a farm show in Minnesota last Wednesday, according to Agri-Pulse. "He said, 'What do you call two farmers in a basement?' I said 'I don't know, what do you call them?'"

Perdue said the farmer said: "A whine cellar."


There was laughter but boo's came as some members of the crowd did not find Perdue's joke funny, just two days after China declared it would no longer buy any American agricultural products to hit back at Trump for imposing an additional 10 percent tariff on Chinese goods.

Perdue made the joke at the end of a back-and-forth with farmer Mike Peterson of Northfield, Minnesota. Peterson said that a June Acreage report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Agricultural Statistics Service was "speculative," which Perdue denied by saying the officials "are professional." Petersen then complained that the data has been released several weeks after farmers were surveyed and joked, "the show American Idol can tabulate how many votes in the course of an episode?"

Trump's tariffs on China have led to farmers filing bankruptcy at never-before-seen rates.

Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann said farm producers are not "starting to do great again" and that "things are going downhill very quickly."

American Soybean Association member Joel Schreurs expressed concern about export markets with the ongoing trade war and predicted the markets are "just not going to come back in a day or two."

But Perdue stood by Trump's pressure on China and belief that the United States will come out on top in the end.

"China is going to buy where they see the best value, when we get the trade resolution done," Perdue said. "We're working on markets in India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia to develop other markets."

Farmers in other states have cast similar frustration with the president's trade war.

"It's really, really getting bad out here," longtime North Dakota farmer Bob Kuylen told CNBC on Saturday. "Trump is ruining our markets. No one is buying our product no more, and we have no markets no more."

The USDA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Newsweek Monday regarding Perdue's joke.
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stevieray 05:53 PM 08-12-2019
Sticks and stones
May break your bones
But words will always trigger you
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NinerDoug 05:56 PM 08-12-2019
Originally Posted by stevieray:
Sticks and stones
May break your bones
But words will always trigger you
How do you define "triggered"? Do you consider anyone who posts a thread about something someone said to have been "triggered"?

Just trying to nail down the definition so we're all on the same page.
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HonestChieffan 06:27 PM 08-12-2019
Sonny is very likely the best SecAg in many years and is very popular with the entire ag community.
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digger 06:29 PM 08-12-2019

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stevieray 06:30 PM 08-12-2019
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan:
Sonny is very likely the best SecAg in many years and is very popular with the entire ag community.
Good to know.
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stevieray 06:31 PM 08-12-2019
Originally Posted by digger:
How do you define outrage?

:-)
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NinerDoug 07:19 PM 08-12-2019
Originally Posted by stevieray:
How do you define outrage?

:-)
It's an interesting tactic. If anyone brings up a subject that you're uncomfortable with, just say "triggered" or "outrage."

It doesn't fool anyone, but it's a nice try.
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stevieray 07:22 PM 08-12-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
It's an interesting tactic. If anyone brings up a subject that you're uncomfortable with, just say "triggered" or "outrage."

It doesn't fool anyone, but it's a nice try.
lighten up, beto....:-)
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Marcellus 07:33 PM 08-12-2019
Dude cracks a joke in a room full of the people he is joking about. And libs get outraged and think this means something.
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digger 08:05 PM 08-12-2019
libs, you can't reason with them, can't change their minds, all that is left (accidental pun) is ridicule and mockery...
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notorious 08:07 PM 08-12-2019
That joke is older than Moses.


Yes, farmers tell each other jokes like that all the time.
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Reerun_KC 08:11 PM 08-12-2019
Paging Buehler_445. You whinnying bitch.
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Bump 08:11 PM 08-12-2019
laughter will be illegal when AOC is President in 2036
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Iowanian 09:30 PM 08-12-2019
A lot of farmers are whiners.
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