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Minoosh 13th June 2019 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12723760)
Visual recap (thread-to-date):

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...850cb669ac.jpg

p.s. Moving my chips on to Secretary Chao.

Why? And how would McConnell react?

d4m10n 13th June 2019 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12725242)
Why?

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1139156477095088129

Minoosh 13th June 2019 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12725246)

I hope they're not targeting her because she's married to McConnell.

The Great Zaganza 13th June 2019 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12725261)
I hope they're not targeting her because she's married to McConnell.

The fact that she IS married to someone poised for re-election would normally require her to recuse herself from making such decisions.
It's not the Dem's fault that Turd Turtle is using his wife.

Upchurch 13th June 2019 01:24 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave at end of month, Trump tweets

d4m10n 13th June 2019 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Upchurch (Post 12725460)

Well, damn. Who had Sarah in the dead pool?

GlennB 13th June 2019 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12725471)
Well, damn. Who had Sarah in the dead pool?

I did, in the back of my mind, and nearly posted about it earlier. Looked to me like she was in a world of pain, being obliged to utter such unspeakable bollocks
constantly, in defence of Trump and his insane utterings.

I can't imagine what it might take to endure that job.

Minoosh 13th June 2019 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12725471)
Well, damn. Who had Sarah in the dead pool?

I thought she said a year ago that she would step down at the end of 2018, but that turned out to be an unsubstantiated rumor - although she did not deny it when someone in the media asked about it.

Trebuchet 13th June 2019 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Upchurch (Post 12725460)

I wonder if she knew about it before the tweet?

Craig4 13th June 2019 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12725678)
I wonder if she knew about it before the tweet?

If she didn't it's no more than the stupid **** deserves. Sell out your country and this is what you get.

d4m10n 13th June 2019 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12725261)
I hope they're not targeting her because she's married to McConnell.

Well, sort of.

If she wasn't married to him, she probably wouldn't be corruptly steering federal dollars his way.

https://twitter.com/politico/status/1138076104147836934

PhantomWolf 17th June 2019 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12725724)
Well, sort of.

If she wasn't married to him, she probably wouldn't be corruptly steering federal dollars his way.

https://twitter.com/politico/status/1138076104147836934

She'd just be corruptly trying to get her family meetings with the Chinese Government, corruptly hiding the shares she has in a company that provides road materials, and claimed to have divested after being told it was a conflict, sand corruptly steering projects to her own family companies.

d4m10n 18th June 2019 12:27 PM

"Patrick Shanahan is out as defense secretary nominee following report of domestic incident"

https://twitter.com/i/events/1141036736216125440

The Great Zaganza 18th June 2019 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12730347)
"Patrick Shanahan is out as defense secretary nominee following report of domestic incident"

https://twitter.com/i/events/1141036736216125440

if only there was a way to vet people before you nominate them...

Skeptic Ginger 18th June 2019 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12730347)
"Patrick Shanahan is out as defense secretary nominee following report of domestic incident"

https://twitter.com/i/events/1141036736216125440

From PBS news tonight:

In addition to the parents slugging it out on multiple occasions, this couple's 17 yr old son cracked his mother's skull with a baseball bat leaving her unconscious in a pool of blood. I think he might be in jail now, that was vague. Nope, not in jail.

Family life in that house, I can't imagine. :jaw-dropp

Trump made a point of saying he didn't ask Shanahan to resign. :rolleyes: And of course it turns out a lot of people on the Hill, Trump and other GOP legislators, have all known about this for weeks (or months). No one acted on the information until it became obvious it would come out in the confirmation hearing.

Domestic abuse, no problem, Trump understands that, those annoying wives.

Skeptic Ginger 18th June 2019 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12730354)
if only there was a way to vet people before you nominate them...

Nominate, heck, he's been the acting Sec of Defense for months. But he also had to be confirmed for his previous position, Deputy Secretary of Defense. No one noticed then.

pgwenthold 18th June 2019 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 12730635)
From PBS news tonight:

In addition to the parents slugging it out on multiple occasions, this couple's 17 yr old son cracked his mother's skull with a baseball bat leaving her unconscious in a pool of blood. I think he might be in jail now, that was vague. Nope, not in jail.

He couldn't go to jail. It would have cost him his baseball scholarship (seriously, that was his concern)

Craig4 19th June 2019 03:46 AM

Of course this guy assaulted women or at least a woman. He is the kind of person President Pussy Grabber would want.

Norman Alexander 24th June 2019 01:09 PM

Goodbye, Jason Miller. Another swamp-dweller gone.

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Jason Miller, a former top campaign aide and a close advisor to Donald Trump, has left his job at the consulting firm Teneo just days after calling a top-ranking House Democrats a “fat ******” on Twitter. The post has since been deleted but it appears the damage was done.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...081e872734e106

Craig4 24th June 2019 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12735497)
Goodbye, Jason Miller. Another swamp-dweller gone.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...081e872734e106

Odd, if asked, I'd say the two have roughly the same build. In fairness, I guess you could say one is a fat **** and the other, who is now unemployed is a fat stupid ****.

PhantomWolf 24th June 2019 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12735497)
Goodbye, Jason Miller. Another swamp-dweller gone.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...081e872734e106

sadly it's the wrong Miller.....

Norman Alexander 24th June 2019 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf (Post 12735611)
sadly it's the wrong Miller.....

Very true. I'm no fan of violence, especially in politics. But I would be enormously happy to see the Miller you refer to literally tarred and feathered, then run out of town on a rail.

d4m10n 25th June 2019 12:15 PM

We've lost yet another Sanders.

https://youtu.be/F_rXTFK_kf8

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1...668777472?s=19

Armitage72 25th June 2019 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12736560)


Roughly three months in the position. Not bad for this administration.

Trebuchet 25th June 2019 03:44 PM

Harland Sanders is safe, however. Trump needs his KFC.

Segnosaur 26th June 2019 07:58 AM

Here's an unexpected one...

From: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8975001.html
Donald Trump’s chief of diplomatic protocol has reportedly been suspended indefinitely amid accusations he intimated staff and carried a whip around the office.

Armitage72 26th June 2019 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 12737424)
Here's an unexpected one...

From: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8975001.html
Donald Trumpís chief of diplomatic protocol has reportedly been suspended indefinitely amid accusations he intimated staff and carried a whip around the office.



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He is allegedly disliked by Mr Trump, who has asked why he still works in the administration, according to Bloomberg News, which reported Mr Lawler now plans to resign.

"I never liked him. Who is he anyway? I think he just got the coffee."

Norman Alexander 26th June 2019 05:22 PM

Trump wants the female staffers only to carry whips.

Craig4 26th June 2019 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12737974)
Trump wants the female staffers only to carry whips.

A credible source says that he prefers rolled up magazines with his picture on them as the discipline instruments of choice.

Trebuchet 27th June 2019 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12737974)
Trump wants the female staffers only to carry whips.

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12737976)
A credible source says that he prefers rolled up magazines with his picture on them as the discipline instruments of choice.

Sorry, I'm having trouble figuring which of these to nom. Pithy, for sure!

Craig4 28th June 2019 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12739152)
Sorry, I'm having trouble figuring which of these to nom. Pithy, for sure!

I'm willing to split the nomination.

Safe-Keeper 30th June 2019 03:25 AM

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amid accusations he intimated staff and carried a whip around the office.
The best people.

Norman Alexander 30th June 2019 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12739934)
I'm willing to split the nomination.

Take it! I just teed it up for you. ;)

Matthew Ellard 1st July 2019 07:18 PM

I'm assuming John Bolton is about to be sacked. Trump sent him to Mongolia and took Ivanka instead.

Entertainingly, Khrushchev sent Molotov, as ambassador, to Mongolia to get rid of him. Perhaps the Russians made the same suggestion to Trump.

d4m10n 1st July 2019 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Matthew Ellard (Post 12742449)
Entertainingly, Khrushchev sent Molotov, as ambassador, to Mongolia to get rid of him. Perhaps the Russians made the same suggestion to Trump.

Well for Bolton's sake I hope there are cocktails.

Norman Alexander 1st July 2019 07:32 PM

Slate's view of Bolton of Mongolia: It's a possible change of political tack for Trump.

Slate suggests Bolton may be on the outer because of geopolitical reasons. Given Trump's hypersensitivity to complaints, and Bolton has been a source of same, I would suggest he is seen as a dead weight for the Trump re-election campaign and that's all. Bugger the world or US affairs of state or anything as unimportant as that. Bolton makes Trump look bad. Ergo he is disposable.

Foolmewunz 1st July 2019 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12742461)
Slate's view of Bolton of Mongolia: It's a possible change of political tack for Trump.

Slate suggests Bolton may be on the outer because of geopolitical reasons. Given Trump's hypersensitivity to complaints, and Bolton has been a source of same, I would suggest he is seen as a dead weight for the Trump re-election campaign and that's all. Bugger the world or US affairs of state or anything as unimportant as that. Bolton makes Trump look bad. Ergo he is disposable.

We're also seeing the furtherance of the election-year purge. Donnie is neurotic and doesn't trust anyone outside of family or long-term confidantes. He'll probably go through a dozen more top personnel (Cabinet Secretaries, Ass't Secretaries, Spokespersons, etc...) in the next sixteen months. His new press secretary, Knuckles, is a great example. Rather than simply poaching her from the missus, she's going to continue on working both gigs. One less loyalist to find. She's part of the inner circle that he considers "safe".

Norman Alexander 2nd July 2019 12:09 AM

Are we going to count Mercedes Schlapp as a White House departure? I know she is only going as far as Trump's election campaign office. That is to say, same desk, different desk sign. But technically isn't it a "White House administration" departure?

Foolmewunz 2nd July 2019 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12742609)
Are we going to count Mercedes Schlapp as a White House departure? I know she is only going as far as Trump's election campaign office. That is to say, same desk, different desk sign. But technically isn't it a "White House administration" departure?

I count it. She's a victim of Knuckles Grisham, and thus Trump and Mrs. Trump.

Schlapp is likely just a case of "the womens wanted her out so I gotta keep 'em happy, but she's such a barracuda we can use her better in the campaign". Had there been an active campaign going on Omarosa would still have a job.

Craig4 2nd July 2019 02:43 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/01/polit...ims/index.html

Pompeo may be in danger. He's in the Bolton camp when it comes to Iran. He go upstaged by the daughter in Asia and Trump talked him up during the trip. This "scandal" of abuse of power is likely something Trump knew about for a while.


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