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Trebuchet 13th March 2018 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12216649)
I'm guessing he's scared of the 25th Amendment.

That's assuming he's even more than vaguely aware of any other than the 2nd.

quadraginta 13th March 2018 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12216696)
That's assuming he's even more than vaguely aware of any other than the 2nd.


And I doubt that his grasp of that goes beyond "This is something that the racist freaks who voted for me drool over. I gotta keep them happy."

Norman Alexander 13th March 2018 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12216825)
And I doubt that his grasp of that goes beyond "This is something that the racist freaks who voted for me drool over. I gotta keep them happy."

I doubt Donny's thinking goes much beyond "What's in it for me!"

TofuFighter 14th March 2018 01:20 AM

By all indications, this thread's about to blow up!
CNN has their say
You probably can't get decent odds on any of these guys.

The Great Zaganza 14th March 2018 01:33 AM

Trump fires people to change the new-cycle. There won't be mass-firings, because that would be a waste of media ammunition.

ponderingturtle 14th March 2018 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12216536)
And the purge might just be beginning. Many commentators are saying Trump wants everybody who is not a blind follower of him out of the White House and upper ranks of the government.
SO Trump can rule with his gut feelings, and not be bothered with experts who disagree with him.
I think the term "Catastrophic Results" will be applicable to the result.

When people thought they wanted america run like a business who knew it would end up being one of Trumps businesses.

Octavo 14th March 2018 03:59 AM

What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?

The Don 14th March 2018 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Octavo (Post 12217025)
What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

Even if it really existed, I personally doubt that anyone in the Trump administration would adhere to it and in any case it seems a pretty poor way to run a government.

Stacko 14th March 2018 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Octavo (Post 12217025)
What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?

It was Mattis, Tillerson and Mnuchin. I'd be worried if Mattis resigned and Mnuchin is too much of a weasel.

Norman Alexander 14th March 2018 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12217036)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

Even if it really existed, I personally doubt that anyone in the Trump administration would adhere to it and in any case it seems a pretty poor way to run a government.

So it's on like Donkey Kong!

d4m10n 14th March 2018 05:23 AM

Relevant:
https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/973599618469679104

Darat 14th March 2018 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12217115)

If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.

varwoche 14th March 2018 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Darat (Post 12217116)
If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.

No, the action is at the pharmacies. When Trump's "best people" are routinely kicked to the curb, gauze is the immediate need.

C_Felix 14th March 2018 05:56 AM

Maybe this will end up being the prime mover for BC to leave?

First on CNN: Emails show Ben, Candy Carson selected $31,000 dining set

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/polit...set/index.html

Foolmewunz 14th March 2018 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Darat (Post 12217116)
If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.

I'm sure if 'Vankie hears this, she'll be leasing a store to Hallmark in their hotel lobby up the road.

quadraginta 14th March 2018 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 12217020)
When people thought they wanted america run like a business who knew it would end up being one of Trumps businesses.


Far more of a puzzle would be, "Who thought it would be any different?"

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by crescent (Post 12209002)
Why not?

Tooke's transgressions were well known when he was appointed as Chief by the Trump administration.

Well his offenses are tame by the standards of the Molester-in-Chief.

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12215017)

Obviously the results of previous application of her ideas on education.

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 12215788)
Gee whiz!

Rex Tillerson has finally got the boot and I am surprised that it has taken this long.

And by the way, due to the numerous State Department resignations in the last several months I sure hope that the last person to leave the State Department building will remember to turn out the lights.

And while he was trying to smooth over the Trumpet's "************ comment too.

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 12215878)
Apparently John McEntee made certain that Trump always had markers for autographs , delivered messages to him at the White House, and last weekend made certain the clocks in the White House were "sprung forward" for daylight savings time (https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-...red-1520945928). My God- Trump couldn't even hire a go-fer who didn't have serious issues!

Well, at least Mr. McEntee is now free to find a less demeaning job- assuming he stays clear of a conviction and prison.

Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 12215907)
OK, Tillerson puts out a press release supporting the UK conclusions about the source of the toxin and condemns Russia for their involvement, and suddenly gets canned.

How can Congress let this go unchecked?

Republican majorities. For a while...

catsmate 14th March 2018 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12215930)
It would appear to have been in the works for at least a little while since David Dennison already had noms for SOSUS and CIA lined up.

To be fair that's probably normal practice under the Trumpet.

quadraginta 14th March 2018 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by catsmate (Post 12217290)
Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?


As of this past Sunday;

microwave #1

microwave #2

stove clock

coffee maker

three clocks in bedroom

two clocks in bathrooms

three clocks on three indoor/outdoor thermometers

two blood pressure monitors

central HVAC thermostat

my watch

both cars

There's probably others which I have overlooked and will notice sometime in an indeterminate future when I wonder why I'm suddenly running an hour behind somehow.

Our phone system would also have needed to be adjusted, but a while back, for some reason which is a complete mystery to me, it decided it was going to keep itself on GMT regardless of how I tried to convince it to stay in the same time zone as the rest of the house. I fear some sort of Anglophile virus, which isn't beyond the realm of the possible, since it's made by Panasonic, and those Japs are notorious Anglophiles.

The cable boxes, smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. have all managed to update themselves appropriately, but I'm keeping a close eye on them, just in case that Anglophile virus manages to jump over.

quadraginta 14th March 2018 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by catsmate (Post 12217295)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12215930)
It would appear to have been in the works for at least a little while since David Dennison already had noms for SOSUS and CIA lined up.


To be fair that's probably normal practice under the Trumpet.


Well, no.

The evidence suggests that the Trump Administration is not particularly adept at having candidates ready to offer for approval. I think they still have more positions left unfilled than filled after a year in office.

acbytesla 14th March 2018 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by catsmate (Post 12217290)
Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?

The White House does all through it. Classic manual clocks that actually need winding. But that isn't the job of the President's body man. The permanent White House staff does that. In fact, its the job of a single individual to do this.

Henri McPhee 14th March 2018 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Octavo (Post 12217025)
What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?

Israel is at war with Iran and Trump is a pal of Netanyahu.

phiwum 14th March 2018 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12217372)
As of this past Sunday;

microwave #1

microwave #2

stove clock

coffee maker

three clocks in bedroom

two clocks in bathrooms

three clocks on three indoor/outdoor thermometers

two blood pressure monitors

central HVAC thermostat

my watch

both cars

There's probably others which I have overlooked and will notice sometime in an indeterminate future when I wonder why I'm suddenly running an hour behind somehow.

Our phone system would also have needed to be adjusted, but a while back, for some reason which is a complete mystery to me, it decided it was going to keep itself on GMT regardless of how I tried to convince it to stay in the same time zone as the rest of the house. I fear some sort of Anglophile virus, which isn't beyond the realm of the possible, since it's made by Panasonic, and those Japs are notorious Anglophiles.

The cable boxes, smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. have all managed to update themselves appropriately, but I'm keeping a close eye on them, just in case that Anglophile virus manages to jump over.

If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.

Hellbound 14th March 2018 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12217515)
If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.

Actually, you can, depending. They're called atomic clocks, and they pick up radio signals from timekeeping services in the U.S. It's just not the standard for all clocks.

Heck, you can even get wristwatches that do it.

phiwum 14th March 2018 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Hellbound (Post 12217530)
Actually, you can, depending. They're called atomic clocks, and they pick up radio signals from timekeeping services in the U.S. It's just not the standard for all clocks.

Heck, you can even get wristwatches that do it.

Ok, I didn't realize this. In the Netherlands, such clocks seem the default rather than the exception. I was a bit confused when I realized that my newly purchased kitchen clock had no dial to set it.

dudalb 14th March 2018 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12216649)
I'm guessing he's scared of the 25th Amendment.

That might not help. The 25th Admendment has a provision for a committee appointed by Congress to remove the President as well as his cabinent


Quote:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

dudalb 14th March 2018 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Octavo (Post 12217025)
What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?

And Mattis has a nice job at the Hoover Institute Think Tank waiting for him.
Stanford is much nicer place then the White House right about now....

dudalb 14th March 2018 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by TofuFighter (Post 12216913)
By all indications, this thread's about to blow up!
CNN has their say
You probably can't get decent odds on any of these guys.

In a normal administration, Zinke and Pruitt would have been gone because they had become a embarrassment. Aside from the petty ante corruption, they were too blatent and attracting too much attention to what they are doing. You need to keep a low profile when you are screwing the public.

Norman Alexander 14th March 2018 12:28 PM

Do you think Donny can set clocks by himself if he is the last one left standing?

TheSupermeerkat 14th March 2018 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12217848)
Do you think Donny can set clocks by himself if he is the last one left standing?



Nah! He’d start ranting about daylight saving time on twitter being fake news or something.

quadraginta 14th March 2018 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12217515)
If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.


Sure we do. Been around for decades.

And if I wanted to replace my perfectly serviceable alarm clocks and watches with significantly more expensive models which might not even include the features I prefer then I could have them too.

I expect that there are also microwaves, coffee makers, stoves, etc. with that capability which can be also be obtained. I also expect that the cost difference would be prohibitive on our budget. Not least because the ones we have work just fine for their intended purpose. Especially compared to the relatively minor inconvenience of resetting them twice a year or after the rare, occasional power outage.

Not ready to replace my cars, for much the same reasons.

Out of curiosity, Are all of your kitchen appliances which have clocks equipped to keep their times updated by radio signal? Every single clock in your house? All your watches? Your thermostat?

ddt 14th March 2018 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12217515)
If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.

You do, it's called WWVB. And while we have in (mainland) Europe the DCF77 signal, I don't think I have a single clock that uses it. My computers keep their time on NTP, my cell phone on the phone network time, my HD recorder on the Teletext time of the TV channel, I have to adjust the time myself on my bedroom alarm clock, and the clock on my oven has been blinking now for a couple of years since the last outage because I really don't see the sense why an oven would need a clock.

That radio signal was once a cute idea, but these days, I'd prefer a device to simply have net connectivity and keep its time off NTP.

ddt 14th March 2018 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12217393)
Well, no.

The evidence suggests that the Trump Administration is not particularly adept at having candidates ready to offer for approval. I think they still have more positions left unfilled than filled after a year in office.

No but for the position of CIA boss, he found the perfect match: the illegitimate love child of Klaus Barbie:
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The Republican senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he would oppose Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the CIA, accusing her of having shown “joyful glee” during the torture of terrorism suspects.

quadraginta 14th March 2018 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ddt (Post 12218269)
No but for the position of CIA boss, he found the perfect match: the illegitimate love child of Klaus Barbie:


Yeah, but I don't expect her to last.

I mean, aside from little character flaws like being a bloodthirsty sadist, she's liable to actually be competent at the job.

That's the Kiss Of Death in the Trump Administration.

CapelDodger 14th March 2018 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12218275)
Yeah, but I don't expect her to last.

I mean, aside from little character flaws like being a bloodthirsty sadist, she's liable to actually be competent at the job.

That's the Kiss Of Death in the Trump Administration.

I'd add that she's also likely to have the support of the institution she's in charge of, which makes her a potential threat. What Trump wants are people who are entirely dependent on his good favour - just like many a Roman Emperor or King of France.

ponderingturtle 15th March 2018 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12218168)
Sure we do. Been around for decades.

And if I wanted to replace my perfectly serviceable alarm clocks and watches with significantly more expensive models which might not even include the features I prefer then I could have them too.

I expect that there are also microwaves, coffee makers, stoves, etc. with that capability which can be also be obtained. I also expect that the cost difference would be prohibitive on our budget. Not least because the ones we have work just fine for their intended purpose. Especially compared to the relatively minor inconvenience of resetting them twice a year or after the rare, occasional power outage.

Not ready to replace my cars, for much the same reasons.

Out of curiosity, Are all of your kitchen appliances which have clocks equipped to keep their times updated by radio signal? Every single clock in your house? All your watches? Your thermostat?

Well my thermostat was updated over the internet. But I set my microwave, range, alarm clock 3 year old cars clock and so on.


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