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  Reply # 1717365 8-Feb-2017 20:02
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On YouTube: "Is Steve Bannon the Real President? - The Daily Show"

Trevor Noah, of "The Daily Show" list of "Who is the real US president?"

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#4 Vladimir Puttin
#5 Donald Trump
#6 Goldman Sachs
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  Reply # 1717387 8-Feb-2017 20:28
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Didn't Marco Rubio's dad do it? Or was it Cruz? I have a hard time keeping my conspiracies straight.





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  Reply # 1717393 8-Feb-2017 20:33
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Rikkitic:

 

Didn't Marco Rubio's dad do it? Or was it Cruz? I have a hard time keeping my conspiracies straight.

 

 

one day he'll tweet the answer at 3am.

 

when I watched Obama on Bear Grylls' show, he said he's not allowed to carry a smartphone. obviously Trump has sacked whoever came up with that rule.


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  Reply # 1717395 8-Feb-2017 20:35
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joker97:

just remembered something. you know how Presidents get briefed about national secrets ...


and, you know how Trump said "you think our country's so innocent?"


Possibly just a sign that Trump sees 'journalists' as equivalent to 'Isis'.

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  Reply # 1717396 8-Feb-2017 20:39
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gzt:
joker97:

 

just remembered something. you know how Presidents get briefed about national secrets ...

 

 

 

and, you know how Trump said "you think our country's so innocent?"

 


Possibly just a sign that Trump sees 'journalists' as equivalent to 'Isis'.

 

No he was referring to how the US "establishment" (ie the equivalent of Russia's aristocrats) also make people they don't like "disappear"


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  Reply # 1717400 8-Feb-2017 21:03
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There are many articles refuting Trump's claims that the news media are under-reporting acts of terrorism.

This one from the Sydney Morning Herald is a personal favorite because of its admirable Australian directness:  smile

The madness of Donald Trump's attack on the media


As Joe Biden might ask, in your life have you ever heard such "malarkey?" Or as you might, or might not say - horse feathers, hogwash, piffle, flapdoodle, baloney, hooey, hokum, blarney, twaddle, poppycock, applesauce, tommyrot or bushwa. Or, if you're among friends, you might just say: "What a load of cr*p."







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  Reply # 1717406 8-Feb-2017 21:34
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Currently watching the Kellyanne Conway interview on CNN. She is very good, fluent and never hesitates. She twists and turns to try to put a good spin on the ridiculous things Trump says and does, and almost makes them seem reasonable. I think she must have sold her soul to the devil to be as good as she is but if I was ever accused of a crime I would certainly want her defending me. She never misses a beat.

 

 





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  Reply # 1717407 8-Feb-2017 21:42
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There are many articles refuting Trump's claims that the news media are under-reporting acts of terrorism.

This one from the Sydney Morning Herald is a personal favorite because of its admirable Australian directness:  smile

The madness of Donald Trump's attack on the media


As Joe Biden might ask, in your life have you ever heard such "malarkey?" Or as you might, or might not say - horse feathers, hogwash, piffle, flapdoodle, baloney, hooey, hokum, blarney, twaddle, poppycock, applesauce, tommyrot or bushwa. Or, if you're among friends, you might just say: "What a load of cr*p."



 

 

I'm sure Trump is working on ways to ban all things 3 letters, for example CNN, etc

 

But first he needs to sack all the judges in the country, introduce a new test to hire judges that he approves ...

 

Bet this is what keeps him awake after watching his pageant shows


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  Reply # 1717424 8-Feb-2017 22:39
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mattwnz:

 

I am wondering if this is more of a sign that the whole way of picking leaders is broken. Apparently he was voted in by less than a quarter of eligible voters. So he is only representing a small percentage of the population, so what he is doing is hardly a mandate based on those numbers. Although he did win fair and square based on the way the system works. But surely he should also be working on the fact that more actual people voted for Hillary and her ideas, so shouldn't he be basing his decisions on that as well, if he is working for all the people, not just the people who voted him in?

 

But we have the same thing happening in NZ, with mayors are getting voted in with the same types of numbers. It is all due to the low voter turnout, due to people being disenfranchised with the entire process and system. So maybe we need to look at the entire system, and whether voting should be compulsory like it is in Oz. Although they are hardly a poster child.

 

 

 

 

This happens all the time in many places. I've noticed any number of UK elections where the government of the day was selected by fewer than half the eligible voters, for example. Blair's 97 "landslide" was won by 42.3% of the votes of 71% of voters.

 

Compulsory voting looks like the obvious solution, but whilst that will increase turnout, will it result in just a pile of spoiled ballots?






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  Reply # 1717434 8-Feb-2017 23:24
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Not if it was done electrically, rather than on paper.

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Rikkitic:

Currently watching the Kellyanne Conway interview on CNN. She is very good, fluent and never hesitates. She twists and turns to try to put a good spin on the ridiculous things Trump says and does, and almost makes them seem reasonable. I think she must have sold her soul to the devil to be as good as she is but if I was ever accused of a crime I would certainly want her defending me. She never misses a beat.


 



That woman has drunk the cool aid. Reminds me of the wife of an evangelical minister.

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From News and Guts on Facebook:

Last night there was an extraordinary confrontation in the US Senate when Republican Senators voted to formally silence Elizabeth Warren as she condemned the nomination of a colleague, Senator Jeff Sessions.
The issue was a letter Warren was reading from the late Coretta Scott King. In 1986, when Sessions was up for a federal judgeship, King wrote a scathing letter that called Sessions a racist. Here is part of the letter:
“Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts...Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.”
Here's how Warren responded on Twitter:
I spoke out about @SenatorSessions – until @SenateMajLdr McConnell decided to silence me.
I will not be silent about a nominee for AG who has made derogatory & racist comments that have no place in our justice system.
I will not be silent while the Republicans rubber stamp an AG who will never stand up to the @POTUS when he breaks the law.

Sessions is a very right wing Trump supporter.

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  Reply # 1717462 9-Feb-2017 07:40
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JayADee: From News and Guts on Facebook:

Last night there was an extraordinary confrontation in the US Senate when Republican Senators voted to formally silence Elizabeth Warren as she condemned the nomination of a colleague, Senator Jeff Sessions.
The issue was a letter Warren was reading from the late Coretta Scott King. In 1986, when Sessions was up for a federal judgeship, King wrote a scathing letter that called Sessions a racist. Here is part of the letter:
“Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts...Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.”
Here's how Warren responded on Twitter:
I spoke out about @SenatorSessions – until @SenateMajLdr McConnell decided to silence me.
I will not be silent about a nominee for AG who has made derogatory & racist comments that have no place in our justice system.
I will not be silent while the Republicans rubber stamp an AG who will never stand up to the @POTUS when he breaks the law.

Sessions is a very right wing Trump supporter.

 

Don't worry, some guys in balaclavas will pay him a visit and set him right, and soon he will be either singing Trump's lies I mean praises, or be sacked.


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mattwnz:

 

I am wondering if this is more of a sign that the whole way of picking leaders is broken. Apparently he was voted in by less than a quarter of eligible voters. So he is only representing a small percentage of the population, so what he is doing is hardly a mandate based on those numbers. Although he did win fair and square based on the way the system works. But surely he should also be working on the fact that more actual people voted for Hillary and her ideas, so shouldn't he be basing his decisions on that as well, if he is working for all the people, not just the people who voted him in?

 

But we have the same thing happening in NZ, with mayors are getting voted in with the same types of numbers. It is all due to the low voter turnout, due to people being disenfranchised with the entire process and system. So maybe we need to look at the entire system, and whether voting should be compulsory like it is in Oz. Although they are hardly a poster child.

 

 

 

 

The same would have applied if Hillary won. 55% voted, the other 45%, well too bad, no vote so don't complain


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