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  #1757369 6-Apr-2017 09:21
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Fred99:

 

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council.

 

Reasons suggested by the WH for this don't make sense ie "he was only there to keep an eye on Flynn" (WTF???).

 

More likely his atrocious religious-war-mongering apocalyptic views, comparing himself to Satan and Darth Vadar were upsetting too many of the "establishment" and/or some of his history at Breitbart etc is going to catch up with him.

 

I try not to judge people on how they look, but...

 

 

Maybe it was a dress code problem ...

 





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  #1757384 6-Apr-2017 09:48
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Trump defends Bill O'Reilly: 'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

President Pussygroper has given Bill O'Reilly (Fox News) a character reference:   undecided

“Personally, I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in the Oval Office with Times reporters. “Because you should have taken it all the way; I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

“I think he’s a person I know well - he is a good person,” Mr. Trump said.

Last week, Trump declared April 2017 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, pledging that his administration "will do everything in its power to protect women, children, and men from sexual violence."





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  #1757385 6-Apr-2017 09:50
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  #1757389 6-Apr-2017 09:57
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blakamin:

 

sir1963:

 

 

 

Probably have to pay a fortune to ensure all the rooms around the president are empty etc etc etc too.

 

 

 

 

He has a private wing. 

 

Always has.

 

He bought the place 30 years ago. By offering the family $15m, and when they turned him down, he tried to buy the land between Mar-a-Lago and the beach, and then told them he was going to build out their view.

 

They sold him the place for a third of the price he offered first. He's an ar$3hole.

 

 

 

I wonder how his support of a Syrian dictator is going today :(

 

 

 

 

Yeah, but do all the hanger oners have to pay his exorbitant fees for staying there.


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  #1757800 6-Apr-2017 20:56
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I am convinced that Hilary did not get the vote of the majority because she is a woman and was following a black President. Racists and misogynists couldn't allow that.

 

 

That's certainly a perspective that serves current Dem leadership well. Faced with a loss to a rank (indeed, stinking) outsider they could either acknowledge that they just spent eight years either ignoring or failing working people in the US (a hard call for anyone to make), or they could say that those same working people are racists and sexists and didn't support the candidate (basically because they're stupid).

That perspective becomes harder to swallow when you think that the US electorate were non-racist enough to vote for Obama twice, which makes it a stretch to then say they were then, so racist against Obama that they wouldn't vote for a white woman he endorsed. 
Likewise the gender thing (apart from letting the Dem leadership off the hook)...
Both Trump and Clinton won their gender's votes by 12%, which net advantaged Hillary (more women voted than men).

And Hillary arguably had the better of any gender split, being on track to be the first female president (whereas Trump was just another in a long line of rich white men).

Hard to draw a conclusion either way, but interesting that Dem leadership's conclusion is the one that lets them off the hook, and doesn't require them to admit fault or examine their policy platform. Especially to lose to such an awful, awful candidate.


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  #1757822 6-Apr-2017 21:51
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The pain experienced by the US "working class" was an inevitable consequence of the GFC.  It's a fundamental problem - when there's an economic shock, the poor always get hit hardest.  It was actually factions from the right arguing that bailouts shouldn't happen -  the "tea party" and libertarians argument anyway - was to let them fail. That wasn't an option for "moderates" from either side.  

 

I believe that the fundamental change that ultimately resulted in the GFC goes back to the Reagan / Greenspan era, not just the repeated mantra that "greed is good", but to divide and conquer the "working class".  It freaking well worked - you'll find the strongest nationalist support amongst the "working class".  They're the Fox News audience - unfortunately it's the only voice they think they've got.  

 

So Trump jumped on that.  Of course it's sexist.  Also racist - very distressing to some that there was visible social mobility with women and blacks apparently doing better than many of the "proud" white working class American.  Convince them that's a result of "liberal" values, and get them on side to support a right-wing agenda - to protect the absurd notion that the rich are being disadvantaged.  It's f%$^ing nuts.

 

The world has gone backwards. Pussy-grabbing, abusive, openly anti-liberal megalomaniac as POTUS?  Unthinkable - even to conservatives from the Reagan / Thatcher era.


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  #1757921 7-Apr-2017 08:53
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sir1963:

 

blakamin:

 

sir1963:

 

 

 

Probably have to pay a fortune to ensure all the rooms around the president are empty etc etc etc too.

 

 

 

 

He has a private wing. 

 

Always has.

 

He bought the place 30 years ago. By offering the family $15m, and when they turned him down, he tried to buy the land between Mar-a-Lago and the beach, and then told them he was going to build out their view.

 

They sold him the place for a third of the price he offered first. He's an ar$3hole.

 

 

 

I wonder how his support of a Syrian dictator is going today :(

 

 

 

 

Yeah, but do all the hanger oners have to pay his exorbitant fees for staying there.

 

 

 

 

This may answer the question

 

http://daringfireball.net/2017/04/so_called

 

 

 

Looks like he is using the presidency to line his own pocket. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1757958 7-Apr-2017 09:47
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sir1963: 

 

Looks like he is using the presidency to line his own pocket. 

 

 

And his family's pockets.

 

Then there's:

 

Donald Trump's travel expenses in 10 weeks cost US taxpayers as much as Barack Obama spent in two years

 

 


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  #1758122 7-Apr-2017 13:26
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"On April 6, Twitter filed a lawsuit alleging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had attempted to use a customs summons to unmask the identity of an anonymous Twitter user critical of the administration. In its complaint, Twitter alleged that the request exceeded Homeland Security's authority and infringed on the constitutional rights of Twitter's users to engage in political speech.

'Homeland Security's effort to stretch an obscure customs regulation to stifle political dissent is deeply troubling,' said Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight. 'This raises serious questions about the new administration. We have a right to know whether this action was ordered by political leadership or even the White House. While government officials don't have the right to expose the identities of people who criticize them, the American people do have the right to identify government officials who try to abuse their power.'

American Oversight is filing Freedom of Information Act requests to uncover the facts behind DHS's actions and will publish the results for the public to read."

https://www.americanoversight.org/news/american-oversight-investigates-dhs-attempt-stifle-online-criticism

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  #1758126 7-Apr-2017 13:37
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Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/donald-trump-syria-military/index.html

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #1758139 7-Apr-2017 13:52
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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/donald-trump-syria-military/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sigh..... 




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  #1758149 7-Apr-2017 14:22
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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

 

 

 

Geeze, might be a good time to buy some shares in US defense contractors. undecided


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  #1758152 7-Apr-2017 14:38
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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/donald-trump-syria-military/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

About effing time.

 

To paraphrase some vintage Reagan ....

 

Assad counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.





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  #1758157 7-Apr-2017 14:43
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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/donald-trump-syria-military/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

About effing time.

 

To paraphrase some vintage Reagan ....

 

Assad counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.

 

 

His mate Putin wont be happy.


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  #1758162 7-Apr-2017 14:45
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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: US warships have fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Trump's orders.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/donald-trump-syria-military/index.html

 

 

 

 

Better not hit any Russian stuff ... big brother Putin won't be happy

 

If I were Assad, I'd be planting some Russians here and there ...





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