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  #2314956 11-Sep-2019 12:55
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Classic twitter exchange between Bolton and Trump

Trump sends out a tweet saying he demanded Bolton resign last previous evening, and got it the next morning.

Five minutes after Trump's tweet, Bolton tweets a response: He told Trump he was resigning last evening, and Trump asked him to reconsider overnight. Bolton gives resignation in the morning.

I wonder who to believe? :)

Not that I'm sad to see Bolton go.


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  #2314998 11-Sep-2019 14:05
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TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVING HIM CONTROL OF WEATHER

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what some congressional Democrats are calling a flagrant example of Presidential overreach, Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order giving him total control of the weather.

 

Under the terms of the order, Trump would assume the unilateral power to create all meteorological conditions, including but not limited to hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, hail, sleet, and wintry mix.

 

After signing the order, a beaming Trump pronounced “total victory” over the weather, which he called “the enemy of the people.”

 

“I have been treated very unfairly by the weather,” Trump said.

 

On Fox News, Sean Hannity praised Trump’s decision to seize control of the weather and compared it to former President Barack Obama’s weather policy, which he called “a trainwreck.”

 

“Obama just let the weather run wild,” Hannity said.

 

Although Trump’s executive order is certain to face legal challenges, White House sources indicated that the President was ready to press forward with an additional order giving him dominion over all living things as well as the planets and stars.

 

 





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  #2315023 11-Sep-2019 14:14
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  #2315058 11-Sep-2019 14:47
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Looks like the Republican won the election in North Carolina.😠

 

 





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  #2315076 11-Sep-2019 15:12
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Trump Faces Scrutiny Over Personal Properties, Hurricane Lies

A Closer Look, Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump insisting Hurricane Dorian was going to hit Alabama.


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  #2315155 11-Sep-2019 16:58
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DarthKermit:

 

 

 

Sith happens...biggly.





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  #2315191 11-Sep-2019 18:40
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Trump’s GOP approval isn’t as high as he says, but it’s a lot higher than it should be. Here’s why

Los Angles Times, by Jonah Goldberg

Early Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!”

Where the president got this specific number remains a mystery. Recent polls by YouGov put his GOP approval roughly 10 points lower, and Gallup, which has tracked Trump’s popularity since he took office, puts him at 88%.
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Why the president feels the need to embellish is already a well-spelunked psychological rabbit hole. But even ignoring his exaggerations, he is consistently hitting in the mid- to high 80s with Republicans in polling, which demands a question: Why are his actual numbers so high?
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The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein argues that the key to understanding the president’s standing with Republicans is that Trump is behaving like a wartime president, but the enemy is “Blue America.” Trump’s almost daily references to “treason” and enemies of the people may be driven by his own narcissism and persecution complex, but they resonate with a share of the electorate that believes the cultural war really is tantamount to a cold civil war.
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The wartime atmosphere Trump has established encourages partisans to overlook faults with their own side, because in the zero-sum logic of war, any dissent is seen as providing aid and comfort to enemies who would be worse if they gained power. Trump’s myriad and manifest flaws have the counterintuitive effect of intensifying the effect. The need to justify your support makes it impossible to acknowledge any shortcomings at all. When Stuart Varney of Fox Business recently refused to admit that Trump ever lies, it was as if he understood that once you pull that thread a little, there’s no telling where the unraveling will stop.
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It may be that once Trump is no longer the commander in chief in the war against Blue America, the ardor of his troops will give way to a better understanding of the price the GOP paid on his watch.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-09-09/trump-approval-rating-republicans-democrats-obama

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  #2315337 12-Sep-2019 05:05
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The Washington Post - Trump says ‘boneheads’ at Fed should cut interest rates to zero - or even set negative rates

 

September 12, 2019

 


President Trump upped his attacks on the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, demanding the central bank slash interest rates to zero, or even push them into negative territory, claiming that he wants this change to make it cheaper to refinance government debt.

 

Trump has complained for weeks that some European governments have adopted negative interest rates, and he has said this is unfair and disadvantages the U.S. economy. 

 

But Wednesday was the first time he called for the Fed to do the same, pushing what would be an extraordinary policy change that could unleash unknown forces in the U.S. economy.

 

His directives were delivered in a series of early morning tweets and came with an extra dose of vitriol for Federal Reserve officials. ...

 

The last time the Fed cut rates to zero was during the Great Recession, and it has never adopted negative rates. ..

 

 

The Fed has five governors - Trump appointed four of them, including Chair Jerome Powell, who has been the focus of many White House attacks.





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  #2315380 12-Sep-2019 08:11
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Aside from being highly irregular and unethical, this is truly nuts. Trump's economy is "booming" because of him according to him, and for sure markets are at record highs, but borrowing is at record levels already, and all that borrowing is providing stimulus.
It's becoming like a massive ponzi scheme - talk it up, pay out massive dividends to a few, inflate expectations for returns, and hold off reality. It cannot last - and he knows it - it's how he's managed to go bankrupt so many times.


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  #2315415 12-Sep-2019 09:04
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Background: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns of dangerous weather.

Trump pushed staff to deal with NOAA tweet that contradicted his inaccurate Alabama hurricane claim, officials say

Lawmakers, Commerce Department launch investigations into NOAA’s decision to back the president over forecasters.

Washington Post, By Andrew Freedman, Josh Dawsey, Juliet Eilperin and Jason Samenow


President Trump told his staff that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needed to deal with a tweet that seemed to contradict his statement that Hurricane Dorian posed a significant threat to Alabama as of Sept. 1, in contrast to what the agency’s forecasters were predicting at the time, senior administration officials said. This led chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to call Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to tell him to fix the issue, the officials said.

Trump had complained for several days about the issue, according to the senior officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Mulvaney told Ross that the agency needed to fix the matter immediately, leading to a new statement that was issued Friday, Sept. 6.

The NOAA statement criticized the agency’s Birmingham Alabama National Weather Service Forecast Office for issuing a definitive tweet Sept. 1 that there would not be “any” impacts from Dorian in the state.

Trump told reporters Wednesday afternoon that he did not direct NOAA to issue such a statement. “No, I never did that,” he said. “I never did that. It’s a hoax by the media. That’s just fake news. Right from the beginning, it was a fake story.”
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/11/lawmakers-commerce-department-launch-investigations-into-noaas-decision-back-presidents-trump-over-forecasters/

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  #2315453 12-Sep-2019 09:46
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Fred99:

 

... It's becoming like a massive ponzi scheme - talk it up, pay out massive dividends to a few, inflate expectations for returns, and hold off reality.

 

It cannot last - and he knows it - it's how he's managed to go bankrupt so many times.

 

 

Trump's businesses have followed a very predictable pattern:

 

  • Use other peoples' money - lots of it.
  • Mismanage the business - with a combination of egomania, incompetence and dishonesty.
  • Business fails.
  • Declare bankruptcy.
  • Walk away.
  • Creditors screwed.
  • Repeat.


Unfortunately for Donald, governments can't just declare bankruptcy and walk away.





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  #2316421 12-Sep-2019 10:28
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No, but he doesn't care. It's the "walking away" bit that's important to him, and he will certainly still get to do that unless someone puts him in jail.





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  #2316423 12-Sep-2019 10:30
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Attorney George Conway (who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway) tweeted:

“What’s next? Will the National Air and Space Museum construct exhibits on the significance of military aviation during the Revolutionary War?”

This was, of course, a reference to Trump’s July Fourth ad-lib, when he said that “our army . . . took over the airports” during the War of Independence.

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  #2316424 12-Sep-2019 10:33
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kingdragonfly: Attorney George Conway (who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway) tweeted:

“What’s next? Will the National Air and Space Museum construct exhibits on the significance of military aviation during the Revolutionary War?”

This was, of course, a reference to Trump’s July Fourth ad-lib, when he said that “our army . . . took over the airports” during the War of Independence.

 

 

 

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