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  # 2161080 14-Jan-2019 18:08
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I just can't believe that he has "survived" so long as President!

 

It defies belief!


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  # 2161121 14-Jan-2019 18:43
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This pic is just crying out for a caption...





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  # 2161124 14-Jan-2019 18:47
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This pic is just crying out for a caption...

 

 

 

 

And this is your brain on drugs, folks, believe me.





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  # 2161132 14-Jan-2019 19:12
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And the drug-smuggling rapist terrorist gang fish that got across the unwalled border was this big!





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  # 2161134 14-Jan-2019 19:16
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geekIT:

 

This pic is just crying out for a caption ...

 

 

"Look at me, look at me ..." 

 

(with apologies to Kath and Kim   wink)





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  # 2161140 14-Jan-2019 19:27
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AVADA KEDAVRA, Pelosi! Damn, forgot my wand!





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  # 2161144 14-Jan-2019 19:33
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geekIT:

 

AVADA KEDAVRA, Pelosi! Damn, forgot my wand!

 

 

Yep. It would be ok, but HE CANNOT FIRE HER!     So he is stopped in his tracks for a change.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2161156 14-Jan-2019 20:15
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msukiwi:

 

I just can't believe that he has "survived" so long as President!

 

It defies belief!

 

 

I think he will get a second term...


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  # 2161184 14-Jan-2019 21:01
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geekIT:


This pic is just crying out for a caption...


You guys want to get paid? Give me this much wall!

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  # 2161197 14-Jan-2019 21:36
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geekIT:

 

 

This pic is just crying out for a caption...

 

 

 

 

"I haven't left the White House for... oh, wait...."

 

 

 

 


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  # 2161208 14-Jan-2019 21:59
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Neat gesture: Canadian air traffic controllers are sending pizzas to their unpaid American colleagues.

 

Didn't the orange moron make disparaging comments about Canadians awhile back? He could learn something about common courtesy from them.

 

 





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  # 2161401 15-Jan-2019 10:49
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The Washington Post - Ask the Trump White House for comment and you might get a non-denial denial

 


Twice in just a few hours Saturday, President Trump and his representatives offered textbook examples of the fog-making rhetorical response known as the non-denial denial (NDD).

 

Asked during a Fox News interview whether he was a Russian agent (as the FBI suspected, according to a blockbuster New York Times story), Trump harrumphed, “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked. I think it’s the most insulting article I’ve ever had written, and if you read the article you’ll see that they found absolutely nothing.”

 

A few hours earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had this reply to a Washington Post article that found that Trump had concealed notes of his meetings with Russian president Vladi­mir Putin from even his closest advisers: “The Washington Post story is so outrageously inaccurate it doesn’t even warrant a response. "...

 

Like all non-denial denials, both responses were forceful, even emotional in tone.

 

But neither really answered the question.

 

That’s exactly how a non-denial denial is supposed to work.

 

It suggests the speaker is responding forthrightly, without really confirming or rejecting the claim.

 

NDDs aren’t technically lies, but they are evasive and obfuscating. ...

 

 

Putin as the Wizard of Oz ...

 





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  # 2161532 15-Jan-2019 13:54
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And the Times doesn't like Donald at all ...

 

The New York Times - Donald Trump and His Team of Morons

 

Jan. 14, 2019

 

Nobody is left besides those with no reputation to lose.

 


There have been many policy disasters over the course of U.S. history.

 

It’s hard, however, to think of a calamity as gratuitous, an error as unforced, as the current federal shutdown.

 

Nor can I think of another disaster as thoroughly personal, as completely owned by one man.

 

When Donald Trump told Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, “I will be the one to shut it down,” he was being completely accurate - although he went on to promise that “I’m not going to blame you for it,” which was a lie.

 

Still, no man is an island, although Trump comes closer than most.

 

You can’t fully make sense of his policy pratfalls without acknowledging the extraordinary quality of the people with whom he has surrounded himself.

 

And by “extraordinary,” of course, I mean extraordinarily low quality.

 

Lincoln had a team of rivals; Trump has a team of morons. ...

 

So who is willing to serve [Trump] at this point?

 

Only those with no reputation to lose, generally because they’re pretty bad at what they do.

 

There are, no doubt, conservatives smart and self-controlled enough to lie plausibly, or at least preserve some deniability, and defend Trump’s policies without making fools of themselves.

 

But those people have gone into hiding.

 

 

 





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  # 2161564 15-Jan-2019 14:34
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Don’t expect Trump to go quietly

 

President Trump's Twitter feed on April 3, 2017. (J. David Ake/AP) By Ted Koppel January 14 at 7:22 PM\Ted Koppel, managing editor of ABC News’s “Nightline” from 1980 to 2005, is senior contributor to CBS News’s “Sunday Morning.”

 

On July 21, 2016, just hours before he accepted the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump and I sat down for an interview. What he said on that occasion would serve as a remarkably candid foreshadowing of how Trump would handle his relationship with the media in what, on that day, seemed the unlikely event that he would actually become president.\“I don’t need you guys anymore,” Trump told me.

 

He pointed to his millions of followers on Twitter and Facebook, explaining that the days of television anchors and commentators acting as gatekeepers between newsmakers and the public were essentially over. Without discernible acrimony, Trump trotted out one of the early versions of what would eventually become a leitmotif of his presidency: The media was made up of largely terrible people trafficking in fake news. There was nothing personal in the observation. It was the unsheathing of a multipurpose device, one he used adroitly in tandem with the endlessly adaptable political vehicle provided by social media during the election campaign and now during his presidency.

 

Is there any reason to believe that what worked for Trump before he was elected and while in the White House won’t be equally effective after he leaves office?

 

There is a disarming innocence to the assumption that whether by impeachment, indictment or a cleansing electoral redo in 2020, President Trump will be exorcised from the White House and that thereby he and his base will largely revert to irrelevance.

 

It imagines that, for some reason, Trump in defeat or disgrace will become a quieter, humbler, more restrained presence on Twitter and Facebook than heretofore. It assumes further that CNN and Fox News and MSNBC, perhaps chastened by the consequences of their addictive coverage of Trump the Candidate and Trump the President, will resist the urge to pay similar attention to Trump the Exile.

 

Let the record show that Trump has launched the careers of numerous media stars and that expressions of indignant outrage on the left and breathless admiration on the right have resulted in large, entirely nonpartisan profits for the industry of journalism. Why anyone should assume that Trump and those who cherish or loathe him in the news business will easily surrender such a hugely symbiotic relationship is hard to understand.

 

It is all but inevitable that whoever succeeds Trump in the White House will be perceived by 30 to 40 percent of the voting public as illegitimate — and that the former president will enthusiastically encourage them in this perception. Whatever his failings, Trump is a brilliant self-promoter and provocateur. He showed no embarrassment, either as candidate or president, about using his high visibility to benefit his business interests. Untethered from any political responsibility whatsoever, he can be expected to capitalize fully on his new status as political martyr and leader of a new “resistance” that will make today’s look supine.

 

The dirty little secret about the United States’ relationship with Trump is that we have become addicted to him. His ups, his downs, his laughs, his frowns are (as the lovely song from “My Fair Lady” once put it in another context altogether) “second nature to [us] now, like breathing out and breathing in.”

 

When he fails to tweet for even a few hours, Trumpologists search for meaning in the silence. Hours are devoted on cable television, each and every day, to examining the entrails of his most recent utterances. Has there been a day in the past two years without a Trump-related story on the front page of every major U.S. newspaper? How does the president lie to us? Let us count the ways. And we do, endlessly, meticulously.

 

Do you believe for a moment that Americans are ready to give that up merely because, for one reason or another, Trump has been obliged to reoccupy Trump Tower full-time?

 

A President Pence would not satisfy that hunger. Nor, for now at least, is it easy to discern within the growing ranks of potential Democratic candidates a man or woman with a matching aura of glitz, a similar degree of shamelessness, a comparable pairing of so much to be humble about with a total lack of humility.

 

A new president may provide a sense of relief and normalcy. But he or she will not satisfy our craving for outrage. Trump’s detractors are outraged by him. His supporters are outraged with him. He is a national Rorschach test. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him. One way or another, Trump will be renewed for another season.

 

-WP

 

 





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  # 2161569 15-Jan-2019 14:40
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Amusing.

 

 





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