President Donald J. Trump

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Mar 2018, 16:44

Very Stable Baron wrote:NYT is now reporting this. Apparently, diGenova’s wife (who was also going to work for Trump) represents the former spokesman for the Trump Legal Team and is conflicted out.

He may find it harder and harder to find lawyers with the talent and experience to take this on who aren’t conflicted out and are willing to put up with Trump, who is obviously a nightmare client. No one who would be qualified to do it will be hurting for money or work, so ... we’ll see how it goes ...

Seems to be a kind he said/she said. In addition to conflicts (for which Toensing, anyway, apparently has waivers), Trump's side noted lack of "personal chemistry" with the pair (what is that code for?) and somewhere I read the White House commented negatively on their physical appearance at the sit-down. I wonder if they just couldn't reach an agreement on the terms of a retainer/engagement.

EDIT: A senior administration official described them as "disheveled" in a report on Politico. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/ ... sia-484544
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby sneelock » 26 Mar 2018, 17:52

Get ready for World War 3. ;)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/worl ... lsion.html

President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, adding to a growing cascade of similar actions taken by western allies in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby sneelock » 26 Mar 2018, 18:31

collateral damage from the "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" fiasco? who knows.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Mar 2018, 00:27

I follow Patton Oswalt's brother, Matt, on Twitter and he had a funny line about the Stormy Daniels/Karen McDougal thing.

"All this could have been avoided if Ivanka wasn't such a prude."
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby sneelock » 27 Mar 2018, 00:30

:lol: Could somebody please give me the Heimleich?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 28 Mar 2018, 18:38

Will our Illustrious President acknowledge this?

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 28 Mar 2018, 19:10

Meanwhile, Trump suggests the military fund his wall.

Earlier this year, President Trump had agreed to trade protection for the Dreamers for funding for his precious border wall, but then he backed away from that agreement; as a result, there is no wall funding. The most recent budget deal in Congress still has no wall funding, and specifically states that any border construction must be see-through fencing. And since the budget needs 60 votes to pass the Senate, and Republicans have only 51 senators, there won’t be a wall unless Trump either gets a lot more Republicans in the Senate or else gets some Democrats to support it.

Unfortunately, Trump does not seem to understand how any of the above works.


Takeaway: Of course, Trump had a bipartisan agreement to fund the wall but decided to oppose this deal, and now believes he is entitled to get his side of the deal without giving anything up.

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 28 Mar 2018, 22:29

CNN: "President Donald Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, floated the possibility last year with lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that the President might issue pardons for both men, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing three individuals with knowledge of the discussions."

That is not what innocent people do.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Mar 2018, 04:52

The word "appeasement" is being used w/r/t Putin. Hmm.

Trump Told Aides Not To Publicize Weapons Sales To Ukraine

Hard to see the upside here.
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Postby The Beatles » 30 Mar 2018, 09:08

sloopjohnc wrote:I follow Patton Oswalt's brother, Matt, on Twitter and he had a funny line about the Stormy Daniels/Karen McDougal thing.

"All this could have been avoided if Ivanka wasn't such a prude."


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Re: President Donald J. Trump

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 01 Apr 2018, 15:41

That settles it.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 01 Apr 2018, 15:46

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Jimbo » 02 Apr 2018, 04:07

Dear America: Please Stop This Shit.
Signed, The Rest Of The World.

Caitlin Johnstone

They want you arguing over who should and shouldn’t be called a terrorist based on what ideology you subscribe to and what color the latest killer’s skin was. They do not want you talking about the way the label “terrorist” itself is being used to justify unconstitutional detentions, torture, mass surveillance, and wars.

They want you arguing over whether to support the Democrats because the Republicans will take civil rights away from disempowered groups or Republicans because the Democrats will take away your guns and force you to bake gay wedding cakes. They don’t want you talking about the fact that both parties advance Orwellian surveillance, neoliberal exploitation and neoconservative bloodshed in a good cop/bad cop extortion scheme to keep Americans cheerleading for their own enslavement.

They want you arguing about whether Trump did or did not collude with Russia. They do not want you looking at what preexisting agendas the CNN/CIA Russia narratives are advancing and who stands to benefit from them.

They want everyone fighting over table scraps while they pour unfathomable riches into expanding and bolstering their empire. They psychologically brutalize you with propaganda day in and day out, and then expect you to look to them for protection from the phantoms they invented.

They don’t want you paying attention to the growing number of signs that the current administration is gearing up for a major military bloodbath which may lead our species into a third and final world war. They want you talking about Stormy Daniels instead.

And by “they” I of course mean the loose transnational alliance of plutocrats and defense/intelligence agencies who control the US-centralized empire, whose primary agenda is always to expand their own power and influence.

The “they” in question are aware that their empire is (according to their own data) entering post-primacy, which will lead to the rise of a multipolar world in which the US-centralized empire suddenly has rivals which can compete on equal footing for resources, assets and allies. Unless they do something very drastic very soon.

This arrival at post-primacy just so happened to coincide with the choice in 2016 between a warmongering establishment stalwart whom the DNC and media propaganda machine tried to force into the White House at great expense, and a billionaire who knew what people wanted to hear and has proven himself to be every bit the violent empire loyalist that his opponent would have been.

The election was fake and meaningless. Both candidates are owned and operated by the same unelected power establishment.

Now the Trump administration is being filled with more and more bloodthirsty neoconservatives of the same strain which backed Hillary Clinton, who are being promoted to higher and higher positions within that administration. Longtime Iran and Russia hawk Mike Pompeo’s promotion into Hillary Clinton’s old job as Secretary of State was quickly followed by the elevation of John Bolton, easily the most virulent neoconservative war hawk in Washington, to the position of National Security Advisor.

There were many perfectly qualified candidates who could have served as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, but Trump selected the two most violent neoconservatives on the menu. There is no reason to do such a thing unless wars are planned; none of the countless feeble arguments I’m seeing from Trump apologists come anywhere close to a convincing argument to the contrary. All John Bolton does is war. You don’t appoint him to the leading advisory position on national security unless war is what you want.

In response to all this, Trump’s political opponents are of course talking about what he did with his penis.

As of this writing, #StormyDanielsDay is the top US trend on Twitter. I don’t know what #StormyDanielsDay is. I don’t care what #StormyDanielsDay is. Neither should you. Neither should anyone else.

Please stop this shit, America. If the US war machine goes after Iran or Russia it will likely mean a world war against multiple nuclear-armed countries, which could very easily send our species the way of the dinosaurs should a nuke get deployed in the fog of war. We don’t have time to focus on Stormy fucking Daniels.

Those most fiendishly devoted to the service of the empire would rather take that risk than see the US lose its dominant role on the global stage; for them there is no difference between the end of their empire and the end of their lives. From their point of view they are fighting for their lives, and they are willing to take all-or-nothing gambles with the lives of every terrestrial organism in order to win.

We are staring down the barrel of world war and possible extinction. This should deeply impact the hearts and minds of Trump’s opponents and his supporters. Stop arguing about Stormy fucking Daniels and spread awareness about things that really matter.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 02 Apr 2018, 04:31

See...I know you think this is really compelling. But when the ante-in requires us to see civil rights as a frivolity - I stop reading.

Fuck. This. Shit.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Jimbo » 02 Apr 2018, 05:03

Davey the Fat Boy wrote: But when the ante-in requires us to see civil rights as a frivolity


as opposed to
staring down the barrel of world war and possible extinction.


Different strokes man. :roll:
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 02 Apr 2018, 05:10

The sky is always falling, Chicken Little.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 02 Apr 2018, 05:29

The thing is - I’m plenty worried about WWIII. But not because people don’t worry enough about your military industrial complex fever dreams. I’m worried because Jill Stein apologist assholes like you put a fucking moron in the White House with his finger on the button.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Jimbo » 02 Apr 2018, 07:02

Davey the Fat Boy wrote: I’m worried because Jill Stein apologist assholes like you put a fucking moron in the White House with his finger on the button.


With your Russia! Russia! Russia! Democrats whispering, "Push it. Push it. Push it."
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 02 Apr 2018, 07:56

Those are the voices in your head, Jimbo.
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