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The Don 7th October 2020 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13250206)
That is insane...

I guess it was designed for a time where it could take weeks for the newly elected representatives to make their way to Washington to take up their seats and it assumed that those who are leaving wouldn't take a scorched-earth approach. It also allowed business as usual to continue for a couple of months.

Until very recently, it worked perfectly well.

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 05:40 AM

Trump Retweets

Laura Ingraham
@IngrahamAngle
Your future under Biden: "Rolling lockdowns' will become norm in Wales"

The Don 7th October 2020 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250252)
Trump Retweets

Laura Ingraham
@IngrahamAngle
Your future under Biden: "Rolling lockdowns' will become norm in Wales"

:confused:

I didn't realise that Joe Biden was running for Senedd Cymru.

Then again, what is so horrible about increased restrictions in areas where there is a spike in Covid-19 cases ?

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 05:46 AM

Trump Retweeted
Ashley StClair
@stclairashley
The only thing Trump has called a lid on is China virus

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 05:48 AM

Trump Retweeted

John Ratcliffe
@DNI_Ratcliffe
Sep 16
I was honored to attend today’s ceremony for the signing of the Abraham Accords. The Middle East is changing for the better before our eyes— and this historic breakthrough is a major step towards peace.


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Sep 15
After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. God Bless You All!

The Don 7th October 2020 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250269)
Trump Retweeted

John Ratcliffe
@DNI_Ratcliffe
Sep 16
I was honored to attend today’s ceremony for the signing of the Abraham Accords. The Middle East is changing for the better before our eyes— and this historic breakthrough is a major step towards peace.


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Sep 15
After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. God Bless You All!

Which one ?

RolandRat 7th October 2020 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13250231)
I guess it was designed for a time where it could take weeks for the newly elected representatives to make their way to Washington to take up their seats and it assumed that those who are leaving wouldn't take a scorched-earth approach. It also allowed business as usual to continue for a couple of months.

Until very recently, it worked perfectly well.

Surely business could continue as usual without the outgoing administration having the ability to hold onto such power when they have been voted out?

The Don 7th October 2020 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13250272)
Surely business could continue as usual without the outgoing administration having the ability to hold onto such power when they have been voted out?

Part of the problem is that, unlike in the UK, a lot of the people in charge of departments aren't professional civil servants, they are political appointees. There's no, theoretically impartial, group to keep the lights on while the very lengthy wait for the transition to take place happens.


edited to add....

Also this is America so things that work perfectly well in other countries won't work there, and whatever America does is perfect :rolleyes:

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 05:59 AM

Trump Tweets

And I had to put up with these losers and still run a Country, AND VERY WELL!
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Louie Gohmert
@replouiegohmert
· Apr 25, 2018
What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that #Mueller's disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully-elected President. DOWNLOAD: https://hannity.com/media-room/gohme...ller-unmasked/

The Great Zaganza 7th October 2020 06:04 AM

Mueller is probably regretting that he didn't investigated Trump's finances and didn't drag Trump into an interview under oath when he could have.

It's not like he would have gotten more abuse than what he is currently getting.

I truly hope that the Trump Years will for decades sour the relation between the FBI plus IC and the Republicans.

Segnosaur 7th October 2020 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13250272)
Surely business could continue as usual without the outgoing administration having the ability to hold onto such power when they have been voted out?

It might not be a problem for the government to handle day to day business without the outgoing politicians in power before the new ones have been sworn in. But the government also may have to deal with emergency situations that might come up that need immediate action. (E.g. war, natural disaster, etc.) If for example the US was attacked on November 4, you would want politicians in Washington to be able to authorize a military response instead of waiting for the new congress and president to be sworn in.

(Again this is taking an 18th/19th century view of things, where travel between a distant state and Washington might take days/weeks.)

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Segnosaur 7th October 2020 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13250287)
Mueller is probably regretting that he didn't investigated Trump's finances and didn't drag Trump into an interview under oath when he could have.

It's not like he would have gotten more abuse than what he is currently getting.

Or be more explicit and say "we found trump/Russia connections" and say that trump lied when stubby Mcbonespurs claimed "exonerated"



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Horatius 7th October 2020 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250282)
What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that #Mueller's disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully-elected President. DOWNLOAD: https://hannity.com/media-room/gohme...ller-unmasked/



Okay, are there any links to the alleged "evidence" this crowd keeps touting, that aren't links to their own crazy sites? I'm curious to see exactly how they're misrepresenting the facts, but I'm also leery about clicking any obviously crazy links.

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 06:25 AM

Trump Retweeted

Judicial Watch Scales
@JudicialWatch
“Ask yourself why AG Barr fights Judicial Watch in virtually every FOIA lawsuit seeking records over the #Obamagate coup plot,” Chris Farrell in the Daily Caller. Read:

FARRELL: Obamagate Indictments Are Overdue - Judicial Watch
From Chris Farrell’ Op-Ed for The Daily Caller: One is supposed to believe that Attorney General William Barr is in charge of the Department of Justice and that on May 14, 2019, he appointed John...
judicialwatch.org

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 06:27 AM

Trump Retweeted

Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07)
@BarnettforAZ
US House candidate, AZ-7
OBAMA KNEW EVERYTHING #Obamagate

Lisa Matassa
@Lisa_Matassa
Looks like it’s going to be one hell of a week!! #LetsDoThis #ObamaGate
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George Papadopoulos
@GeorgePapa19
BREAKING: The Department of Justice announced an 11AM press conference tomorrow on a “Matter of National Security.”

Tom Fitton
@TomFitton
HUGE: President @RealDonaldTrump just ordered DECLASSIFICATION of docs detailing more evidence of Obama/Clinton seditious conspiracy. #Obamagate

timhau 7th October 2020 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250226)
Trump Tweets

Because I’ve beaten him and his very few remaining clients so much, and so badly, that he has become a blathering idiot. He failed with John McCain and will fail again with all others. He is a total loser.
@MarshaBlackburn is a Tennessee Star, a highly respected WINNER!
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Greta Van Susteren
@greta
Why are you so rude? It is one thing to to disagree w/ someone but you get so personal w/ name calling and you seem to have a particular willingness to insult women. twitter.com/steveschmidtse…

Um... what? That's a mess even by Trump's standards. I wonder what the crash from his medicinally-induced high will look like.

On a totally unrelated matter... what's the Twitter equivalent of howling while smearing feces on the walls?

Resume 7th October 2020 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250315)
Trump Retweeted

Judicial Watch Scales
@JudicialWatch
“Ask yourself why AG Barr fights Judicial Watch in virtually every FOIA lawsuit seeking records over the #Obamagate coup plot,” Chris Farrell in the Daily Caller. Read:

FARRELL: Obamagate Indictments Are Overdue - Judicial Watch
From Chris Farrell’ Op-Ed for The Daily Caller: One is supposed to believe that Attorney General William Barr is in charge of the Department of Justice and that on May 14, 2019, he appointed John...
judicialwatch.org

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250282)
Trump Tweets

And I had to put up with these losers and still run a Country, AND VERY WELL!
Quote Tweet

Louie Gohmert
@replouiegohmert
· Apr 25, 2018
What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that #Mueller's disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully-elected President. DOWNLOAD: https://hannity.com/media-room/gohme...ller-unmasked/

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250319)
Trump Retweeted

Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07)
@BarnettforAZ
US House candidate, AZ-7
OBAMA KNEW EVERYTHING #Obamagate

Lisa Matassa
@Lisa_Matassa
Looks like it’s going to be one hell of a week!! #LetsDoThis #ObamaGate
Quote Tweet

George Papadopoulos
@GeorgePapa19
BREAKING: The Department of Justice announced an 11AM press conference tomorrow on a “Matter of National Security.”

Tom Fitton
@TomFitton
HUGE: President @RealDonaldTrump just ordered DECLASSIFICATION of docs detailing more evidence of Obama/Clinton seditious conspiracy. #Obamagate

Jesus Christ Biden is killing us in the polls! Do something!!

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 06:29 AM

Trump Retweeted

Judicial Watch
@JudicialWatch
“#Obama, #JoeBiden, & their top intel officers huddled in the Oval Office shortly before @realDonaldTrump was inaugurated to discuss what they would do about this new President they despised,”
@TomFitton in Breitbart. Read:http://jwatch.us/cZWE8A #Obamagate

MASSIVE: Big Tech May Censor This Video; @realDonaldTrump #coronavirus Update; Fauci Email Stonewall; Confirm #ACB ASAP; Clinton-Obama Seditious Conspiracy Further Confirmed; Exposed: Pennsylvania Voter Rolls Are a Mess -- Big @JudicialWatch Update: https://youtu.be/HAWif0Mp-4c

Dinesh D'Souza
@DineshDSouza
So now we know. Hillary was behind it. Obama gave the order. The only question now is what our side will do with this information. Will we merely talk about it or will someone bring out the indictments and the handcuffs? #ObamaGate


Dan Bongino
@dbongino
It’s Wednesday, October 7th 2020, and Barack Obama was DEFINITELY the most corrupt President in US history.
#Obamagate

Resume 7th October 2020 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250323)
Trump Retweeted

Judicial Watch
@JudicialWatch
“#Obama, #JoeBiden, & their top intel officers huddled in the Oval Office shortly before @realDonaldTrump was inaugurated to discuss what they would do about this new President they despised,”
@TomFitton in Breitbart. Read:http://jwatch.us/cZWE8A #Obamagate

MASSIVE: Big Tech May Censor This Video; @realDonaldTrump #coronavirus Update; Fauci Email Stonewall; Confirm #ACB ASAP; Clinton-Obama Seditious Conspiracy Further Confirmed; Exposed: Pennsylvania Voter Rolls Are a Mess -- Big @JudicialWatch Update: https://youtu.be/HAWif0Mp-4c

Dinesh D'Souza
@DineshDSouza
So now we know. Hillary was behind it. Obama gave the order. The only question now is what our side will do with this information. Will we merely talk about it or will someone bring out the indictments and the handcuffs? #ObamaGate


Dan Bongino
@dbongino
It’s Wednesday, October 7th 2020, and Barack Obama was DEFINITELY the most corrupt President in US history.
#Obamagate

More! More!!

ponderingturtle 7th October 2020 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13250272)
Surely business could continue as usual without the outgoing administration having the ability to hold onto such power when they have been voted out?

The thing is that you might well be able to do that with congress but changing over the whole cabinet and such takes time as in theory the new appointees should learn from the existing office holders about it.

It is certainly longer than reasonable now but it was written into the constitution when travel and communication was much slower. Newer fangled things like the telegraph have not fully worked their way into such considerations.

Jim_MDP 7th October 2020 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13250263)
Trump Retweeted

Ashley StClair

@stclairashley

The only thing Trump has called a lid on is China virus

Hmm... damaged seal on that lid.
Replace it.

quadraginta 7th October 2020 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13249925)
No, I think Trump literally did not understand that Powell was firing at the Senate and White House for not pushing through another stimulus bill. Given the context of the House passing a new bill and the Repugnicans digging in their heels, his meaning was clear to anyone with a triple-digit IQ.


Which, as the old saw points out, eliminates half the people in the country.

timhau 7th October 2020 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 13250342)
The thing is that you might well be able to do that with congress but changing over the whole cabinet and such takes time as in theory the new appointees should learn from the existing office holders about it.

That's important. If Biden wins, his people might not know how to make a total ****show of everything.

JoeMorgue 7th October 2020 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 13250342)
The thing is that you might well be able to do that with congress but changing over the whole cabinet and such takes time as in theory the new appointees should learn from the existing office holders about it.

In any sanely run or even "insane within normal parameters" administration I'd agree with you but Biden's administration isn't going to need some turnover from the Trump one.

ponderingturtle 7th October 2020 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13250355)
In any sanely run or even "insane within normal parameters" administration I'd agree with you but Biden's administration isn't going to need some turnover from the Trump one.

Sure, but that is part of the reason it is there to work the transition smoothly. The system is really unready and poorly designed for the kind of scorched earth politics we are seeing.

Jim_MDP 7th October 2020 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RolandRat (Post 13250272)
Surely business could continue as usual without the outgoing administration having the ability to hold onto such power when they have been voted out?

Perhaps it was easier to have faith in the honor of a politician... when dueling was legal.


Hmm... there's an idea. [emoji1]

Safe-Keeper 7th October 2020 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drumpf
Because I’ve beaten him and his very few remaining clients so much, and so badly, that he has become a blathering idiot. He failed with John McCain and will fail again with all others. He is a total loser.

Wow, projecting much?

TragicMonkey 7th October 2020 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13250355)
In any sanely run or even "insane within normal parameters" administration I'd agree with you but Biden's administration isn't going to need some turnover from the Trump one.

Biden's administration will need a couple days' delay to let the crime scene team go over all the offices first. You know everything in there is going to wind up being evidence in cases at some point, may as well let them collect it before it gets contaminated.

Regnad Kcin 7th October 2020 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SezMe (Post 13249924)
It's the only safe way to proceed. Nixon/Kennedy did a remote debate decades ago, there's no reason it can't be done now.

If Trump isn't allowed to poop in the punch bowl, he ain't gonna want to come to the party.

MRC_Hans 7th October 2020 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13249845)
Trump Tweets

Chris Wallace was a total JOKE. Protected Joe all night long. He’s no Mike!!!
Quote Tweet

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
If @ the next debates, moderators don't insist Biden flesh out his proposed policies IN DETAIL--finally providing voters SPECIFICS regarding his plan for a Medicare "option" for all & his $4 trillion in tax hikes & his plan to "phase out" fossil fuels--then you know the fix is in

Ah, you mean as Trump has been doing? I expect that could be arranged. :rolleyes:

Hans

Regnad Kcin 7th October 2020 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate (Post 13250188)
Holy madness, Batman! He's become unhinged! How do we save Democracy? How do we save Freedom? How do we save the American Way of Life?

I don't know! Am I going to have to tune in again, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel?!

Jim_MDP 7th October 2020 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 13250342)
The thing is that you might well be able to do that with congress but changing over the whole cabinet and such takes time as in theory the new appointees should learn from the existing office holders about it.



...

That's a nice theory ya got there. Be a shame if something happened to it. [emoji20]

ponderingturtle 7th October 2020 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim_MDP (Post 13250376)
That's a nice theory ya got there. Be a shame if something happened to it. [emoji20]

Already shown to have certain problems, like when Trump didn't bother to appoint anyone to be in charge of Americas nuclear weapons stockpile.

But completely restructuring the government is not exactly easy either.

quadraginta 7th October 2020 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 13245275)
I don't even want him to suffer from Covid. I want him to suffer a humiliating defeat at the polls.


These two things are not mutually exclusive.

I would not be averse to him suffering a long, painful recovery while he suffered a humiliating defeat.

Jim_MDP 7th October 2020 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13250364)
Biden's administration will need a couple days' delay to let the crime scene team go over all the offices first. You know everything in there is going to wind up being evidence in cases at some point, may as well let them collect it before it gets contaminated.

Before or after we tent the entire hot spot and spray for Corona? [emoji53]

JoeMorgue 7th October 2020 07:20 AM

Well yeah the Black Light and Clorox Wipe budget for the White House is going to be 85% of the Federal Budget for the first year we all already know that.

Horatius 7th October 2020 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13250384)
Well yeah the Black Light and Clorox Wipe budget for the White House is going to be 85% of the Federal Budget for the first year we all already know that.



Well, if you tell the guys at Fort Drum not to get in our way, we Canadians could just burn it down again. It's what friends do when your house is plague-infected.

jimbob 7th October 2020 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timhau (Post 13247993)
Do it the Trump way. Bet vast sums of someone else's cash.

And still end up out of pocket

Aridas 7th October 2020 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13250257)
:confused:

I didn't realise that Joe Biden was running for Senedd Cymru.

Then again, what is so horrible about increased restrictions in areas where there is a spike in Covid-19 cases ?

Bear in mind the source. It may as well be a threat that they'll be trying to cause the conditions that would make such reasonable.

Captain_Swoop 7th October 2020 07:56 AM

Trump Tweets

He’s been a wacko for years, and everyone knows it. The Lamestream Media is stuck with him and they are just now trying to clean up his act. Notice how all of the bad things, like his very low IQ, are no longer reported? Fake News! #MAGA
Quote Tweet

Joseph A. Wulfsohn
@JosephWulfsohn
Biden raises eyebrows after telling 'these beautiful young ladies' he wants to 'see them dancing when they're four years older' https://fxn.ws/2SuEfdm


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