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This is their red line? After all he's said and done, this is when they're finally going to retaliate?
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This is their red line? After all he's said and done, this is when they're finally going to retaliate?
They agreed with the rest of his legislative agenda - why would they have done anything to stop that or retaliate?
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 am

I guess I'm just surprised that this specific thing warranted their response. I didn't expect them to do anything against him ever (given what has been happening over the last year). For them to seemingly randomly support the steel industry? Maybe they're just telegraphing to us who their campaign finance donors are?

They have the Guns and Steel down. But they certainly don't support reduction of Germs by way of the CDC. It's a mystery!

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Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 am
I guess I'm just surprised that this specific thing warranted their response. I didn't expect them to do anything against him ever (given what has been happening over the last year). For them to seemingly randomly support the steel industry? Maybe they're just telegraphing to us who their campaign finance donors are?

They have the Guns and Steel down. But they certainly don't support reduction of Germs by way of the CDC. It's a mystery!
I think the "pushback" here is a remnant of the now defunct Republican party plank of generally supporting foreign trade in previous decades. Trade is now translated by the nationalists/populists/Trumpists as "globalism", which is a very naughty word indeed.

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President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, used his Trump Organization email address while negotiating and arranging a $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, according to NBC News.

An email provided to NBC News by Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, showed Cohen corresponded with First Republic Bank about the payment using his Trump Organization email address and not his personal email account.

Last month, Cohen said in a statement that he made the payment to Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — out of his own pocket.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said.
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Can't you people let him just go about his business of being the kind of leader Christians want!?!?
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"Trump wins order to gag Stormy Daniels"

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...and his fans undoubtedly lap it up.

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Post by Holman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:34 am

Meanwhile, Steve Bannon was in France addressing Marine Le Pen's National Front:
“Let them call you racists. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists,” he said. “Wear it as a badge of honor.”

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:29 am

Apparently even more job openings in the Trump administration:
President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation.

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Mr. McEntee was removed from the White House grounds on Monday afternoon without being allowed to collect his belongings, a White House official said. He left without his jacket, a second White House official said.

It wasn’t clear exactly why Mr. McEntee was fired Monday. He indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background.

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Minutes later, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.
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President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing told CNN.
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ICE spokesman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Sessions about Calif. immigrant arrests
The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned over what he described as “false” and “misleading” statements made by top-ranking officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan.

The now-former spokesman, James Schwab, told news outlets late Monday that his resignation stemmed from statements by Homan and Sessions that potentially hundreds of “criminal aliens” evaded ICE during a Northern California raid in February because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the immigrant community in advance.

Schwab said he pushed back on that characterization — but said ICE instructed him to “deflect” questions from the news media.

“I quit because I didn’t want to perpetuate misleading facts,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle, which broke the story. “I asked them to change the information. I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn’t agree with that. Then I took some time, and I quit.”
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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:52 pm

Also, the State spokesman who put out this morning's not-a-great-look-for-Trump statement has been fired.

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Post by YellowKing » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:45 pm

My wife called me today and said this guy showed up at the school where she works with two big bags of fertilizer, some grass seed, and a rake. He wanted to make a "T" for Trump in the front of the school lawn. Dead serious.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:52 pm

YellowKing wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:45 pm
My wife called me today and said this guy showed up at the school where she works with two big bags of fertilizer, some grass seed, and a rake. He wanted to make a "T" for Trump in the front of the school lawn. Dead serious.

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If the teachers were armed, he could be the fertilizer.


As a more serious aside, showing up at a school with a bag of fertilizer is never a good idea.
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YellowKing wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:45 pm
My wife called me today and said this guy showed up at the school where she works with two big bags of fertilizer, some grass seed, and a rake. He wanted to make a "T" for Trump in the front of the school lawn. Dead serious.

#MAGA - Madmen Are Gardening Aggressively
There are some seriously dedicated people to this pile of turd. It's really depressing me. I have to take a break from the news as I just can't take this crap. Every day he says horrible things and we just have to sit and deal with it. Did you know that the Mexicans are like mountain climbers? He's such a pile of shit that those comments won't even register tomorrow.
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Post by hepcat » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:46 pm

The more hate he gets, the more exclusive they feel their club is. I can only imagine that this is how dictatorships start. I'm not saying here, mind you. But it does show just how powerful a cult of personality can be.
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Post by Holman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:17 pm


POTUS wrote:It was my great honor to deliver a message at the Marine Core Air Station Miramar to our GREAT U.S. Military, straight from the heart of the American People: We support you, we thank you, we love you - and we will always have your back!
"Marine Core."

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Post by malchior » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm

That's ok because he just proposed an idea only a 6-year intellect living in a 70-year body could think up. He said the US needs to found a Space Force. A Space Force. He might have been joking but who the fuck knows. This has to be a simulation.

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Post by Skinypupy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Looks like that one got deleted.

Here's a fun one though:


If we don’t have a wall system, we’re not going to have a country. Congress must fund the BORDER WALL & prohibit grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that threaten the security of our country & the people of our country. We must enforce our laws & protect our people!
OMG, HOW HAS THE US SURVIVED THIS LONG WITHOUT A WALL? HOW WILL WE REPEL THE MEXICAN INVADERS???

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Post by Sepiche » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:41 pm

Skinypupy wrote:
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HOW WILL WE REPEL THE MEXICAN INVADERS???
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Post by Zarathud » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Can someone explain to Trump that immigrants from "shithole countries" can't climb the gravity WELL?
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Why must Congress fund the wall if Mexico is going to pay for it?

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Post by Rip » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 pm

malchior wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm
That's ok because he just proposed an idea only a 6-year intellect living in a 70-year body could think up. He said the US needs to found a Space Force. A Space Force. He might have been joking but who the fuck knows. This has to be a simulation.

Why not a Space Core?

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Post by Grifman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 pm

In all this insanity, a serious point to be made here. I am hearing that after a year or so, Trump is starting to feel "comfortable" in the role of president and more confident in his decision making. As such he is looking to get rid of some of his appointees that have been "holding him back". This means people like Tillerson, McMasters, Cohen, Kelly, etc - all people that were probably not his first choice and in some cases sort of pushed on him by the Republican establishment. Now he wants "his" people. What his means is a president who will seek to throw off some of the cautionary shackles placed upon him and who will follow his "gut" more often. I think this will mean a more disorganized, more populist, more hardline administration (in cetain areas of foreign policy - excepting Russia, natch). In other words, more Trumpian and less traditional Republican. So if you thought it's been bad so far, hold your horses, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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Post by YellowKing » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm

I hope the first thing the next Democratic President does is bulldoze that fucking wall. And I hope Trump is still living to see it.

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Post by GreenGoo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:06 am

YellowKing wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm
I hope the first thing the next Democratic President does is bulldoze that fucking wall. And I hope Trump is still living to see it.
I want to see Obama get a 3rd term and undo all Drumpf's undo's.

I'm thinking I'm not going to get a chance to see that.

Or maybe I will. Depends if the GOP gets rid of term limits or not.

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malchior wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm
That's ok because he just proposed an idea only a 6-year intellect living in a 70-year body could think up. He said the US needs to found a Space Force. A Space Force. He might have been joking but who the fuck knows. This has to be a simulation.
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Post by Max Peck » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:07 am

Apparently there are rumors circulating that another impending high-level Trump administration departure is H. R. McMaster, with John Bolton lined up to be his replacement. That will be interesting, if it comes to pass. From what I've heard, Bolton wants all the wars.
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Post by msteelers » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:03 am

Shouldn’t Mattis and Mnuchin be leaving too? They reportedly formed a suicide pact with Tillerson. If one goes they all go.

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*cough*Merrick Garland*cough*

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:15 am

YellowKing wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm
I hope the first thing the next Democratic President does is bulldoze that fucking wall.
Maybe we can get Mexico to pay for that?

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Post by tjg_marantz » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:18 am

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
YellowKing wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm
I hope the first thing the next Democratic President does is bulldoze that fucking wall.
Maybe we can get Mexico to pay for that?
Fuck it, we'll pay, eh.

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msteelers wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:06 am


*cough*Merrick Garland*cough*
*cough* all nominations throughout the Obama administration *cough*

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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:30 am

We don't need a space force. We need a SPAAAAAACE FOOOOOORCE!

Or maybe he'll realize that's a bad idea and just suggest the Trump Core.

Trump Core is the codename for America's daring, highly trained, special mission force!
It's purpose, to defend human freedom against LIBRUL, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world!

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Post by stessier » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:01 am

WTSERIOUSF?

Trump Administration Wants To Start Sending Secret Service Agents To Polling Stations
Something pretty ugly has been attached as a rider to a routine reauthorization bill. If the bill manages to move forward without this being stripped, future elections would resemble those held by dictatorial governments, where the outcome is assured before the first voter is even intimidated.
President Trump would be able to dispatch Secret Service agents to polling places nationwide during a federal election, a vast expansion of executive authority, if a provision in a Homeland Security reauthorization bill remains intact.
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State officials are trying to get the attention of unwary Capitol Hill legislators before it's too late. The bill with the rider attached has already passed in the House. The Senate is still looking through its two versions of the reauthorization bill -- one with the rider attached and one that's arguably more respectful of voting rights and the citizens exercising them.
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As it stands now, federal law prohibits federal agents for entering polling places. This rider would eliminate a protection put in place to protect Americans from government intrusion into the democratic process. Dispatching the Secret Service to any place Trump feels might be overrun with fake voters would only give citizens the impression the fix is in. And if it's already been decided, why bother running a federal gauntlet just to show support for your candidates?
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