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  #2837056 22-Dec-2021 20:17
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The Washington Post - Opinion: How much influence does Donald Trump still have? These five Republican primaries could tell us.

 

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Former president Donald Trump continues to have an important influence on national politics despite being out of office for almost a year. 

 

His effort to assert dominance and personal control over the Republican Party will be one of the most important political developments to watch as 2022 unfolds.

 

[Here follows] the list of the crucial races to watch to assess whether he succeeds. ...

 

1. Georgia’s Republican primary for governor
2. Arizona’s Republican primary for governor
3. Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate
4. North Carolina’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate
5. Idaho’s Republican primary for governor

 

These five top the list ... since all look likely to offer the former president a run for his political money. 

 

If he doesn’t prevail in three or four of these high profile races, Republicans across the country will reassess their relations with the Margrave of Mar-a-Lago.

 





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  #2837087 22-Dec-2021 21:12
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Georgia's a toss-up.

Trump certainly made more enemies than if he didn't urge fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat.

Those five states are just embarrassments.

If they were people,
  • Alabama: the Bible-thumping fundamentalist aunt who wears too much makeup and keeps flirting with cute relatives.

  • Arizona would be the uncle who's the anti-union, anti-environment oil baron.

  • Georgia: the unpredictable aunt with Dissociative identity disorder, who talks to God directly during dinner.

  • North Carolina: Ned Flanders

  • Idaho: libertarian cousin, who thinks Democrat lizard people eat babies.

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  #2837090 22-Dec-2021 21:37
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Well you're insulting many good people in those states who may well vote democrat.

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  #2837111 22-Dec-2021 23:45
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Since we're doing videos, here's another appropriate one for this thread:

 

 

 

 

The first 1:30 or so is the important bit.

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  #2837202 23-Dec-2021 08:50
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I remember reading somewhere that he had engaged with some law firm recently that was fairly large (from memory he was using this guy: https://www.binnall.com/our-team/jesse-r-binnall/ ), but I guess he didn't pay them (as usual) so they stopped offering their services to him.


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  #2837206 23-Dec-2021 08:54
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Wow, that was a good speech.

Loved the phrase "There is an old and somewhat lugubrious adage that says,

'Never speak of rope in the house of a man who has been hanged.'"

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  #2837415 23-Dec-2021 15:17
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gzt: Well you're insulting many good people in those states who may well vote democrat.

 

I think what Kingdragonfly may have meant to say was 'The Republican voters in those five states are just embarrassments.'

 

We all know that Democrats are above reproach. Except those named Manchin, of course, particularly one named 'Joe', who is currently being wooed by Mitch 'Darth' McConnell to switch to the Dark Side.





'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' Voltaire

 

'If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer.' Stevie Wonder - 'Superstition'

 

 


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  #2837820 24-Dec-2021 14:06
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Donny Drumph (‘Danny Boy’)

 

Oh Donny Drumph, your German genes are calling
From court to court, and all across the land
Subpoenas flow, and all the writs are falling
‘Tis you, ‘tis you must go and soon be banned

 

But come ye back, when votes no longer count at all
and the states are at your beck and call
Oh you’ll be here, in summer and even through the fall
Oh Donny Drumph, oh Donny Drumph, your rule won’t pall

 

And if you win, with all our freedoms dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
And piss upon my grave with vengeful glee

 

Or may I hear the crash of stocks invested 
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
On the day you finally are arrested
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


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  #2837989 24-Dec-2021 17:06
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Radio NZ / Reuters - Trump asks US Supreme Court to block release of White House records

 

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Former US President Donald Trump asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to block the release of White House records sought by the House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly 6 January attack on the Capitol.

 

Trump's request came two weeks after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the former president had no basis to challenge Democratic President Joe Biden's decision to allow the documents to be handed over.

 

That decision will remain on hold until the Supreme Court acts.

 

Biden had previously determined that the records, which belong to the executive branch, should not be subject to executive privilege, which protects the confidentially of some internal White House communications, and that turning them over to Congress was in the best interests of the nation.

 

Trump's lawyers said in their court filing that the House Select Committee's request is "exceedingly broad" and an "unprecedented encroachment on executive privilege." ...

 

 


Yet again, Donald is the victim of The Evil Democrat Conspiracy.  Will his friends in The Supreme Court save him?  Stay tuned for the next exciting episode. ... 😉

 

 





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The first amendment to the US Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

An August 15, 1789, an entry in founding father Madison's papers said "Congress should not establish a religion, and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any manner contrary to their conscience. ..."

So yeah. A political rally / religious service is what many founding fathers feared.

Times: How Trump stole Christmas—and why evangelicals rally to their savior

Before Donald Trump had spoken a word Sunday, Dec. 19, at First Baptist Dallas it would’ve been understandable if those in attendance had trouble remembering the “reason for the season.” Jesus was celebrated, yes. But the entire Christmas service was built around Trump’s advent: lines wrapped around the building starting 3 hours before the event; security screening for everyone in the main sanctuary; Trump’s smiling face on every program. The former President was introduced or acknowledged four separate times during the service, each one to thunderous applause.

Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress, frequent Fox News guest and longtime Trump advocate, gushed with adulation for his “good friend,” a friendship he proudly counted as “one of the greatest privileges of my life.” He twice called President Trump “the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-Israel President in the history of our great country” and dubbed him “the most consequential President since Abraham Lincoln.” Trump even found his way into Jeffress’s sermon as an analogy for God himself. When Jeffress wanted to illustrate what it meant for God to pardon sin through Christ, he recalled Trump pardoning Alice Johnson in the Oval Office.

And finally, there was in Jeffress’s own words, “the climax of the service,” Trump’s “Christmas Greeting” that turned into a MAGA rally. The delivery and content were classic Trump, alternating between off-the-cuff rambling about the nation’s dystopic situation and remarks about Christmas that he confessed were written for him. He concluded with his signature “Make America Great Again” sign off and even began a chant for “USA! USA!”
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  #2838022 24-Dec-2021 18:15
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kingdragonfly: Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress, [...] pro-Israel President

 

 

Uhh... whut? He does realise, as an evangelical Christian, that Israel is full of Jewish people who aren't, right? Or is he hoping to have it cleared for use by Christians when the rapture comes?

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  #2838374 25-Dec-2021 17:57
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neb:
kingdragonfly: Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress, [...] pro-Israel President
Uhh... whut? He does realise, as an evangelical Christian, that Israel is full of Jewish people who aren't, right? Or is he hoping to have it cleared for use by Christians when the rapture comes?

Neb, I'm not sure if you're being serious, because of Poe's Law.

To trigger the end-times, the ashes of a red cow are needed. Unfortunately none have been in Israel for almost two thousand years

So American ranchers


  1. raise red heifers (cows)

  2. which are burnt to create ashes

  3. to purify Jews

  4. Jews rebuild a temple in Israel

  5. more stuff happens

  6. end-times (rapture).
Here's a really old article about it.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/07/20/forcing-the-end

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