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  # 1950122 1-Feb-2018 14:07
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Breaking news! Trump's health takes hit after SOTU.

 

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-collapses-from-exhaustion-after-ninety-minutes-of-faking-empathy

 


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump collapsed from exhaustion after approximately ninety minutes of pretending to be a human being with empathy, the White House doctor has confirmed.

 

“In all my years of practicing medicine, I have never met a patient as healthy and vigorous as President Trump,” Dr. Ronny Jackson said. “But the sustained effort of simulating compassion proved too much for someone who has never exercised that part of his brain before.”

 

Shortly after Trump spent a gruelling ninety minutes pretending to care about immigrants, the unemployed, and other people whom he normally dismisses as losers, aides noticed that he was turning from a bright orange to a slightly paler orange before crumpling to the ground in a giant heap.

 

“If you have never spent a moment thinking about a human being besides yourself, imagine trying to pretend you are doing that for a solid ninety minutes,” Jackson said. “It’s physically punishing.”

 

Immediately following his collapse, Trump was rushed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where a brain scan showed that his brush with human feelings did no permanent damage.

 

“I just visited with him, and he was sitting up in his bed, trashing Jay-Z on Twitter,” Dr. Jackson said. “It was such a relief to see that.”

 

Vice-President Mike Pence, who reportedly reacted to Trump’s collapse by leaping to his feet and exclaiming, “Am I President now?,” was not available for comment.





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  # 1950177 1-Feb-2018 15:01
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All I would take from Trump's address is that he has:

 

1.)   A very very good speech writer.

 

2.)   His staff organised the event very cleverly with all those genuinely brave people showing up.

 

3.)   Had practiced the speech well.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1950196 1-Feb-2018 15:55
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amiga500:

 

All I would take from Trump's address is that he has:

 

1.)   A very very good speech writer.

 

2.)   His staff organised the event very cleverly with all those genuinely brave people showing up.

 

3.)   Had practiced the speech well.

 

 

I found Trump being "nice" almost more nauseating than his normal repulsive persona.

 

I had intended to watch the whole thing, but gave up after the first five minutes.

 

The self-congratulatory hand clapping was just too much.

 

I just wanted to scream and throw things.  undecided

 

Just ... awful.  God help the USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1950912 2-Feb-2018 21:24
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US Congress: Republicans rush for the exits to imperil Trump's midterm hopes

 


Congressman Trey Gowdy, the Republican who made headlines with a crusade to investigate Hillary Clinton, announced his retirement on Wednesday, becoming the 38th Republican to announce they would be giving up their seat in Congress since Donald Trump’s inauguration last year.

 

... In contrast, only 15 Democratic representatives and one senator are leaving Congress.

 

Many of the lawmakers have said they have had enough of Washington and the chaos in the White House, gridlock at work and angry voters back home.

 

Midterm elections in November give Democrats a strong chance of winning the 24 seats they need to seize back the House and jeopardizing the president’s agenda.

 



 





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  # 1950996 3-Feb-2018 06:20
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Thomas Jefferson said, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing”

“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion,”

“liberties are ensured by the spirit of resistance”

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure”
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“And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of its motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.”

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."


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  # 1950998 3-Feb-2018 06:27
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“When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise the original rights of self defense – to fight the government.” – Alexander Hamilton

“The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the federal government got too powerful and overstepped its authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms.” – James Madison

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We, the people are rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.” – Ben Franklin


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  # 1951063 3-Feb-2018 11:32
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"Donald J. Trump is a naughty man and sometimes not very nice." - geekIT

 

(Gotta respect those GeekZone colleagues who support Loudmouthed Bullies, Raving Lunatics, ****ing Morons, Republican Stooges and Mentally Disturbed Presidents)





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  # 1951069 3-Feb-2018 11:47
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Trump has picked a fight with the FBI. He’ll be sorry.

 

Washington Post

 

By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer, February 1

 

EXTRACTS:

 

 

Presidents don’t win fights with the FBI. Donald Trump apparently wants to learn this lesson the hard way.

 

Most presidents have had the sense not to bully the FBI by defaming its leaders and - ridiculously - painting its agents as leftist political hacks.
Most members of Congress have also understood how unwise it would be to pull such stunts.
But Trump and his hapless henchmen on Capitol Hill, led by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), have chosen the wrong enemy.
History strongly suggests they will be sorry.

 

The far-right echo chamber resounds with wailing and braying about something called the “deep state” - a purported fifth column of entrenched federal bureaucrats whose only goal in life, apparently, is to deny America the greatness that Dear Leader Trump has come to bestow.
It is unclear who is supposed to be directing this vast conspiracy.
Could it be Dr. Evil? Supreme Leader Snoke? Hillary Clinton?
This whole paranoid fantasy, as any sane person realizes, is utter rubbish.

 

The bureau has no political ax to grind, and the attempt by Nunes and others to portray it as some kind of liberal cabal is comical.

... Trump and his minions seem to think they can out-leak the FBI. Obviously they haven’t been paying attention.

 

 

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  # 1951085 3-Feb-2018 13:06
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Nunes memo released:

 


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  # 1951086 3-Feb-2018 13:14
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geekIT:

 

"Donald J. Trump is a naughty man and sometimes not very nice." - geekIT

 

(Gotta respect those GeekZone colleagues who support Loudmouthed Bullies, Raving Lunatics, ****ing Morons, Republican Stooges and Mentally Disturbed Presidents)

 

 

They (Trump supporters) are fairly scarce in this thread. 

 

I do know a few in real life - it's great to hear their POV - then it usually shifts to their other favourite topics, vaccination and autism, faked moon landings etc.


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  # 1951104 3-Feb-2018 13:53
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There used to be a few Trump supporters here, but they got shouted down, which I guess proves their point. Unfortunately, this isn't as simple as rational people vs conspiracy nuts. Personally, I can't stand Trump. I can't comprehend how anyone cannot see through his lies and BS. I don't understand how conservative can take him seriously and believe that he in any way espouses their values. I truly don't get it.

 

Yet I have friends and relatives who think Trump is better than the alternatives and is not doing badly in the circumstances. I don't get that, either, but these are people I respect. They are good people. They are not dumb. So what to do with that?

 

 





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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  # 1951105 3-Feb-2018 13:53
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Fred99: They (Trump supporters) are fairly scarce in this thread

 

Dunno about that, Fred. Seemed to be quite a few rushing into print the last time I 'insulted' (or was that 'ridiculed'?) the Dear Leader.

 

(Maybe this'll bring 'em out of the woodwork again, lol)





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  # 1951107 3-Feb-2018 13:58
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Rikkitic:

 

There used to be a few Trump supporters here, but they got shouted down, which I guess proves their point. Unfortunately, this isn't as simple as rational people vs conspiracy nuts. Personally, I can't stand Trump. I can't comprehend how anyone cannot see through his lies and BS. I don't understand how conservative can take him seriously and believe that he in any way espouses their values. I truly don't get it.

 

Yet I have friends and relatives who think Trump is better than the alternatives and is not doing badly in the circumstances. I don't get that, either, but these are people I respect. They are good people. They are not dumb. So what to do with that?

 

Gawd knows the answer to that one, Rikkitic. Maybe this is exactly what happened when Hitler came to power. Obviously, the main difference between then and now is that people are more aware of the danger signs, and are more equipped, in a supposed democracy, to do something about it.

 

Damned if I can see any real signs of that happening, though.

 

Oh, and re your not being able to 'stand' Trump, I can't even look at the creature's image on TV. Makes me foam at the mouth. (Or maybe that's just my indigestion tablets).





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  # 1951162 3-Feb-2018 15:29
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Rikkitic:

 

There used to be a few Trump supporters here, but they got shouted down, which I guess proves their point.

 

 

They might have liked to think they got shouted down, IMO they were unable to rationally defend their position.  So no - I don't think that proves their point at all.

 

I suggest that while you can get away with inaccuracies and blather speaking face to face, put that in writing and it's a different story.

 

 


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  # 1951172 3-Feb-2018 15:56
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Releasing the Nunes memo is Trump's most unethical act since firing Comey

 

Sydney Morning Herald - COMMENT - February 3 2018

 

 

President Donald Trump's decision to release House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's memo alleging wrongdoing at the Justice Department, combined with his ill-advised intervention with the Justice Department over the issue, represents the most unethical - and potentially illegal - action he has taken since he fired FBI Director James B. Comey. And like the Comey decision, it may now feature prominently in the obstruction of justice investigation dogging Trump's White House.

 

What makes the President's involvement so fundamentally inappropriate is the fact that the Nunes memo cannot be disentwined from the active, ongoing investigation into the President and his 2016 campaign.

 

That intervention - the White House chief of staff pressuring the Justice Department over something the department believed could undermine an active investigation into the president himself - crossed the brightest of red lines.

 

In addition to compromising the Justice Department's investigative interests, the White House was also in no position to judge whether release of the memo would jeopardise national security. It has almost certainly never seen the underlying surveillance applications on which it is based.

 

Read the full memo here.

 

 

 

 

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