President Donald J. Trump

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby bobzilla77 » 02 Apr 2018, 17:22

What if the administration IS leading us toward a god damned bloodbath? What am I supposed to do about it now? This is not the administration I voted for.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 02 Apr 2018, 17:51

Who actually benefits from nuclear war anyway?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Apr 2018, 18:04

Davey the Fat Boy wrote: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.

But you yourself have expressed admiration for him!
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 02 Apr 2018, 18:43

Snarfyguy wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote: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.

But you yourself have expressed admiration for him!


I have?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Apr 2018, 19:33

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote: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.

But you yourself have expressed admiration for him!


I have?

Sorry, thought I was addressing Jimbo!
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Jimbo » 02 Apr 2018, 19:41

Snarfyguy wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:But you yourself have expressed admiration for him!


I have?

Sorry, thought I was addressing Jimbo!


In my April Fools post, yeah.

But I was slightly encouraged by this news.

"Trump signals withdrawal 'very soon' of US troops from Syria, surprising Pentagon and State Department"

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-si ... d=54108338

The news is Trump-ian in the off the cuff way he said it but who knows? It seems Lindsey Graham, however, is upset about this potentially good news. It's a step back from war.

Edit. This may explain Trump's sudden burst of common sense.

The current crisis is a reshuffle of the elements from the end of Obama’s mandate, except that London is now at the centre of the game rather than Washington. The United Kingdom, which can now no longer count on the support of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will turn to the new US National Security Advisor, John Bolton [15]. Contrary to the allegations of the US Press, Bolton is absolutely not a neo-conservative, but a close friend of Steve Bannon. He refuses the idea that his country could be submitted to international law, and howls at Communists and Muslims, but in reality he has no intention of launching any new wars, and desires only to live at peace in his own home. He will not fail to sign all the declarations proposed to him against Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea. London will be unable to manipulate him to exclude Moscow from the Security Council, because his personal objective is not to reform the UNO, but to get rid of it altogether. He will however be a faithful ally concerning the the conservation of the « common spaces » and the opposition to the Chinese « Silk Road », particularly since he was the initiator of the Proliferation Security Initiative – PSI in 2003. We should therefore begin to notice the outbreak, here and there, along the traces of the Chinese routes, of new pseudo civil wars nourished by the Anglo-Saxons.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Apr 2018, 19:48

Jimbo wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
I have?

Sorry, thought I was addressing Jimbo!


In my April Fools post, yeah.

No, elsewhere. Have to catch a plane though.
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Postby Jimbo » 02 Apr 2018, 23:11

Bernie back on track. Get out of the wars and work with the Russians. Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! :D

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Jimbo » 07 Apr 2018, 08:11

Fuming Rachel Maddow Spends Entire Show Just Pointing Wildly At Picture Of Putin

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Postby LeBaron » 07 Apr 2018, 21:55

There's so much that's been going on, it's hard to know where to start. It's totally exhausting.
But this hasn't been at the top of the TV news, so I'll leave it here:

Judge's Death Give's Trump A Chance To Remake a Vexing Court

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/us/p ... v=top-news

NYT wrote:The vacancy is one of eight on the appeals court, which has 29 active judges — a vivid illustration of the larger opportunity for Mr. Trump to put an enduring stamp on the makeup of the federal judiciary nationwide by installing candidates of a more conservative bent.

“With a Republican Senate and no possibility of a filibuster, he can have whoever he wants on the circuit court,” Mr. Chemerinsky said. “It will dramatically change the Ninth Circuit.”

Currently, there are almost 150 federal district and appeals court vacancies around the country, a number that has risen from just over 100 when Mr. Trump took office, despite his notable success at filling openings. Democrats’ weakening of the filibuster against nominees in 2013 and a recent Republican decision to limit the veto power of home-state senators over judicial candidates have left few avenues to impede Mr. Trump and his Senate allies in their determination to fill judicial openings.
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Postby JQW » 07 Apr 2018, 23:36

Meanwhile, Trump Tower New York is on fire.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Six String » 08 Apr 2018, 02:00

JQW wrote:Meanwhile, Trump Tower New York is on fire.

Could it be just a sign that Donald is home?

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Postby take5_d_shorterer » 08 Apr 2018, 18:07

JQW wrote:Meanwhile, Trump Tower New York is on fire.



Donald J. Trump wrote:
Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018



New York Times wrote:Fire at Trump Tower Kills One, Police Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/nyre ... -fire.html


Newsweek wrote:
President Donald Trump previously lobbied against a proposed bill requiring high-rise buildings, like Trump Tower, to install life-saving sprinkler systems. A fire in his 5th Avenue building Saturday, with no sprinklers present, left one person dead and multiple firefighters injured.

Then one of New York’s most prominent real estate developers, Trump in 1999 rang city officials to argue against proposed legislation that would have required high-rise landlords to install the systems following fatal high-rise fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The December 1998 blazes killed nine people, including seven firemen.

According to a 1999 New York Post report, Trump was the most prominent of a powerful real estate lobby opposed to reform, and complained he couldn’t afford to install sprinklers. At $4 per square foot, he argued that the sprinklers were too expensive to install in an entire building.

The Mayor Rudolph Giuliani era bill was eventually altered to exclude older buildings such as Trump Tower (built in 1979 and opened in 1983), or buildings for which permits had already been submitted, such as Trump’s 72-floor tower opposite the UN building in New York, Trump World Tower.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tower- ... 25845.html


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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Sneelock » 08 Apr 2018, 18:14

Sigh. Another news story that will add to the misgivings of many and be totally ignored by many others. I don’t know how much more of this I can take before I get myself hooked on opioids.
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 08 Apr 2018, 20:38

The Jimbo in me wonders whether there were any important-to-Mueller records lost in that fire.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

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Davey the Fat Boy wrote:The Jimbo in me wonders whether there were any important-to-Mueller records lost in that fire.


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Postby LeBaron » 10 Apr 2018, 18:24

We could finally be seeing the beginning of the Trump Implosion. The feds searching his lawyer/fixer’s office (and other places) will likely be too much for him to bear and we could finally get into a Nixon scenario where he’s firing people who won’t fire people and looking for the replacements without spine to refuse to carry out his unethical orders.

Here’s some background as to how the feds get a warrant to search a lawyer’s stuff. Suffice it to say that when the feds come for a lawyer, multiple people are heading for the hot grease.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/opin ... eft-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

But ultimately none of it matters for impeachment purposes so long as the House is controlled by Republicans with constituents who believe this is a witch hunt. Here’s something that tells you how well and thoroughly they’ve gerrymandered things so it would take a tsunami election (rather than a wave) to overcome their baked in electoral advantage.

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/09 ... 7103491900
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Postby Sneelock » 10 Apr 2018, 18:34

If a magic fairy appeared and waved her wand and asked me my fondest wish in the situation - it would not be to impeach.
it would be for that guy to have a public humiliation the likes of which our body politic has never seen. I want the political power to drain from him like blood from Dracula's dinner guests. I want him to be a Lame Duck that makes all other lame ducks seem like Mighty Ducks by comparison.

every other trip to the lunch room - the FOX News is on. People try to find a compromise - some people change it to BBC - back to FOX. somebody changes it to CNN or MSNBC - back to FOX. Nixon had a lot of support from newspaper columnists and the like but he had nothing like the Alice Through the Looking Glass support that TRUMP enjoys. while other outlets were discussing the Cohen situation or Syria - FOX was bad mouthing the FBI. TRUMP himself was calling them all Democrats and doing his "witch hunt" mantra.

it's going to take a bellyflop of monumental proportions to weaken the hold that guy has on a chunk of America. I'm ready for it. bring it on.
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Postby LeBaron » 10 Apr 2018, 18:47

I kind of agree with that. If the Republicans were smart, they might all turn on him, impeach him while they can, and move on with a fresh start. Sort of. If he’s not impeached and they continue to make excuses, they’re all (more) culpable. They all own it.*


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Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Apr 2018, 19:46

I can't claim to understand the intimate workings of all this but I am reading that, because Trump and Cohen have now BOTH SAID that Trump was unaware of a payment to Stormy Daniels, that means it is no longer in the realm of "attorney-client privilege."

That's kind of how I imagine Trump's downfall ultimately coming together, through this kind of casual lying to make himself look good. He didn't have to say anything at all about it. But he can't help himself.
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