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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Skinypupy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:48 pm

Did we cover this already? There's been so much bullshit this week, that I'm not sure if it got the attention it deserves.


Sources: National Security Adviser to slash career staff and add political appointees @kylieatwood reports https://cnn.it/324LOdU
So, firing people with experience and replacing them with yes-men, basically. As well as gutting the intelligence community in the process simply because he Trump believes conspiracy theories and they're not lining up quickly enough to kiss his ring.

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Post by Pyperkub » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:35 pm

Not just yes men. Party Officers. How very soviet of them.
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Post by Unagi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:02 am



Donald Trump Jr.: Why is @KamalaHarris the only person that laughs at her jokes... always way to long and way too hard? The most disingenuous person in politics... after Hillary

Kamala Harris: You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you.
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Post by Daehawk » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:50 am

Surprised the CIA hasn't done something about Trump yet. Usually doesn't take this long.
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Post by Alefroth » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:22 pm

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Surprised the CIA hasn't done something about Trump yet. Usually doesn't take this long.
You're falling for his propaganda.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:20 am

Facebook so temps me to call people fucktards and morons. The normally sane eat all the shit Trump feeds them.
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Post by Holman » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Post by Defiant » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 am

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday defended his wife from criticism over her decision to teach at an anti-LGBTQ Christian school and told Americans to "spend more time on your knees than the internet."
https://www.newsweek.com/mike-pence-tel ... et-1452899

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Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday defended his wife from criticism over her decision to teach at an anti-LGBTQ Christian school and told Americans to "spend more time on your knees than the internet."
https://www.newsweek.com/mike-pence-tel ... et-1452899

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:25 pm

Everything with Trump is like...

Trump - " I expected the answer to be yes. I wanted a yes. In reality the answer was no. So the answer is yes.
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Post by Daehawk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:00 pm

Seems each day now I read on online news places...Trump rages at this. Trump rages at that. I dont think in my lifetime Ive ever seen the word rage used to describe a US President and Im 50 years old.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Skinypupy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 am

Just read that Rep Elijah Cummings passed away overnight. :(
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Post by Unagi » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 am

That is sad. and I do wonder how it will affect things in the impeachment.

Next in line for his position: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, doesn't look like she is in great health either.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politi ... story.html

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Post by El Guapo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:00 am

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That is sad. and I do wonder how it will affect things in the impeachment.
I mean, probably 0%. Democrats can't not impeach Trump at this point, it's more a matter of when and exactly what the contents of the impeachment resolution / trial will be. Seems like Pelosi, Schiff, and to a lesser degree Nadler were the key leadership figures on this anyway.

But sad to lose him, though.

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Post by Holman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:13 pm

Mulvaney just announced from the WH podium that the 2020 G7 Summit will be held at one of Trump's hotels.

The graft is in plain sight. This is ridiculous.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:18 pm

They're claiming the Gottis Trumps won't make a dime off the summit. How in God's name would they NOT? :?

At this point he just feels like he can do whatever he wants and get away with it. Hopefully this whole Turkey situation blows up in his face enough that he discovers otherwise.
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Post by Exodor » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Holman wrote:
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Mulvaney just announced from the WH podium that the 2020 G7 Summit will be held at one of Trump's hotels.
He also admitted the aid to Ukraine was held up until they agreed to investigate the Bidens.


They're going with the "you're goddamn right I ordered the Code Red!" defense.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:28 pm

Looks like Clinton and Bush are going to be at Carnegie Hall to hold a talk.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Daehawk wrote:
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Looks like Clinton and Bush are going to be at Carnegie Hall to hold a talk.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:52 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
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Looks like Clinton and Bush are going to be at Carnegie Hall to hold a talk.

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Post by LordMortis » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:03 am

I'm having mixed feelings

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politi ... 987809002/
The Michigan Court of Claims stopped the state's ban on flavored vapes Tuesday, issuing a preliminary injunction against the ban, which began on Oct. 2.
Right hand says, prohibition, not so much
Left hand says, candy flavored vap, and it's about the business, not the consumer, really?

Jude's ruling
“Not only has plaintiff A Clean Cigarette lost a significant percentage of its sales and closed several stores due to the ban, the ban will force plaintiff to rebrand itself entirely,” she wrote. “In essence, the emergency rules will destroy plaintiff A Clean Cigarette’s business as it currently exists.”
Even my right hand is like WTF?

Now this is obfuscation my right hand is used to SingMDH and then hanging it in shame
But Stephens said the state was fully aware of the problem nearly a year ago and couldn’t justify the need for the emergency rules.

“Indeed an agency cannot create an emergency by way of its own failure to act,” she wrote. “The court concludes that the record, at least at this juncture, does not substantiate the declaration of an emergency which necessitated dispensing with the … normal rule-making procedures which afford the public meaningful opportunities to be heard.”
This is what my right hand remembers...
She also noted that there was evidence that adults using flavored vapes as a means to quit smoking could revert back to traditional cigarettes.

“There is evidence in the record supporting the notion that many adult users of flavored vaping products will return to more harmful combustible tobacco products,” Stephens wrote.
No. What. That's not prohibition is bad.

BTW, the judge is not part of the GOP machine, she is an historically left hand judge.

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Post by Drazzil » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:18 pm

I'm all for flavoring bans; I think the judge is just saying they needto be done right.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:45 am

An injunction like this is based on a number of factors, but most importantly the odds of success when something goes to trial and the relative harm to each party from allowing or denying the injunction. I'm guessing it's pretty much unknown on the odds of success question, but the judge's ruling is that not allowing the injunction (i.e., permitting the ban to go into effect) would effectively destroy the businesses of these companies until it could fully litigated. Even if the retailers win at trial, it would be a hollow victory as they would have had their ability to sell the product blocked for the months (or years) that that lawsuit went on. The outcome should be seen as reflecting that issue rather than a ruling on the permissibility of flavored vaping juice.
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Post by pr0ner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:15 pm

The lastest distraction today - Mitt Romney has a burner Twitter account.

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Post by hepcat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:16 pm

I wonder if Carlos Danger is tweeting about that today?
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Post by pr0ner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:23 pm

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I wonder if Carlos Danger is tweeting about that today?
I'm sure David Dennison John Barron John Miller Donald Trump will have something hypocritical to say at some point.
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Post by stessier » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:34 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... ng-n-word/

I'm not sure this is political but didn't know where else to put it. I'm not sure how this can be a criminal act. I can see there being social consequences, but not legal ones.
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Post by Alefroth » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:42 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:34 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... ng-n-word/

I'm not sure this is political but didn't know where else to put it. I'm not sure how this can be a criminal act. I can see there being social consequences, but not legal ones.
Did you read the linked hate crime statute?

From the video it didn't appear they were directing it at anybody.
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Post by Unagi » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:44 pm

Seems like a racist’s attempt to intimidate. Seems pretty horrible too.
I’m happy if there is some law they broke.

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Post by stessier » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:03 pm

Alefroth wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:42 pm
stessier wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:34 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... ng-n-word/

I'm not sure this is political but didn't know where else to put it. I'm not sure how this can be a criminal act. I can see there being social consequences, but not legal ones.
Did you read the linked hate crime statute?

From the video it didn't appear they were directing it at anybody.
I don't see how the hate crime statute is legal.
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Re: Political Randomness

Post by Unagi » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:38 pm

What are you saying? That the statute isn't constitutional?

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Post by Kraken » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:39 am

There will be no bitches in our socialist paradise, bitch.
State lawmakers weighed a bill Tuesday that would make saying the “B” word in a derogatory way an offense that could result in a $200 fine.

The bill, “An act regarding the use of offensive words,” was filed in May by Representative Daniel Hunt, a Boston Democrat who represents a swath of Dorchester.

Under the bill, anyone who “uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person,” and will be subject to a fine of up to $200. A violation “may be reported by the person to whom the offensive language was directed at or by any witness to such incident.”

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Post by Jaymann » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 am

Sad. Will they need a specific law for every word?
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Post by Max Peck » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:06 am

Doesn't that contravene the First Amendment?
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Convenience. When you can't summon up the energy to squirt mustard and mayo on your sandwich but you have to have it, there's Mayomust.

Or when you can't be bothered forming actual words to express your sick and twisted predilections and desire for a solitary existence, just hold up your bottle of Kranch and enjoy lunch alone. :wink:
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Post by AWS260 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:27 am

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:29 am

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Convenience. When you can't summon up the energy to squirt mustard and mayo on your sandwich but you have to have it, there's Mayomust.

Or when you can't be bothered forming actual words to express your sick and twisted predilections and desire for a solitary existence, just hold up your bottle of Kranch and enjoy lunch alone. :wink:
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WASHINGTON—Admitting the startling discovery had compelled him to reexamine his long-held beliefs, His Holiness Pope Francis announced Tuesday that he had reversed his critical stance toward capitalism after seeing the immense variety of Oreos available in the United States. “Oh, my goodness, look at all these! Golden Oreos, Cookie Dough Oreos, Mega Stuf Oreos, Birthday Cake Oreos—perhaps the system of free enterprise is not as terrible as I once feared,” said the visibly awed bishop of Rome while visiting a Washington, D.C. supermarket, adding that the sheer diversity of flavors, various colors and quantities of creme filling, and presence or absence of an outer fudge layer had led to a profound philosophical shift in his feelings toward the global economy and opened his eyes to the remarkable capabilities of the free market. “Only a truly exceptional and powerful economic system would be capable of producing so many limited-edition and holiday-themed flavors of a single cookie brand, such as these extraordinary Key Lime Pie Oreos and Candy Corn Oreos. This is not a force of global impoverishment at all, but one of endless enrichment.” At press time, the pontiff had reportedly withdrawn his acceptance of capitalism, calling any system that would unleash a Roadhouse Chili Monster Slim Jim on the public “an unholy abomination.”

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