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quadraginta 7th October 2019 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12847972)
No one will get fired for this.

Americans throw the Kurds under the bus every generation or so.


They might if they complain too much about Trump doing it.

Norman Alexander 7th October 2019 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12840676)
It's going to be a real failed genetic experiment, someone who barely registers as human. Someone so stupid briefing them will be like paper training a developmentally delayed puppy. Obviously, it will be one of Trump's spawn.

Miller.

Babbylonian 8th October 2019 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12847972)
No one will get fired for this.

Americans throw the Kurds under the bus every generation or so.

Which, to be fair, doesn't make us different from pretty much any other nation that has been involved in that region of the world.

quadraginta 8th October 2019 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 12849085)
Which, to be fair, doesn't make us different from pretty much any other nation that has been involved in that region of the world.


Yeah, but it's kind of a shame when that's the only sort of defense there is to offer.

Babbylonian 8th October 2019 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12849163)
Yeah, but it's kind of a shame when that's the only sort of defense there is to offer.

Kind of a shame, crimes against humanity...potato, potato.

dudalb 8th October 2019 04:16 PM

If you want the history of the Middle East..and it's mindless tribalism in a nutshell, remember the scene in "Lawrence Of Arabia" where Omar Sharif shoots an Arab of another tribe because he used his water hole.

alfaniner 8th October 2019 04:41 PM

re: Giuliani
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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 12832197)
I think he's out by the end of the week.

Just noting that I was totally wrong on this one. But I do find it curious that as things get more serious in the White House I don't see him on the news much right now.

The Great Zaganza 8th October 2019 08:30 PM

Looks like Perry has unrecused himself from resigning.

kellyb 8th October 2019 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12849211)
If you want the history of the Middle East..and it's mindless tribalism in a nutshell, remember the scene in "Lawrence Of Arabia" where Omar Sharif shoots an Arab of another tribe because he used his water hole.

GOOD LORD, conservatives have a shallow understanding of history.

The Don 9th October 2019 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12849211)
If you want the history of the Middle East..and it's mindless tribalism in a nutshell, remember the scene in "Lawrence Of Arabia" where Omar Sharif shoots an Arab of another tribe because he used his water hole.

The 1962 film ?

You are aware that this is a work of fiction and represents the attitudes and mores of the time ?

Susheel 9th October 2019 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12849630)
You are aware that this is a work of fiction and represents the attitudes and mores of the time ?

...and references events that occurred during the 1916-1920 period.

d4m10n 9th October 2019 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12849467)
Looks like Perry has unrecused himself from resigning.

Perhaps he doesn't want to be all alone under the bus?

Perhaps the administration needs to keep him on a short leash?

Perhaps he finally remembered the name and purpose of the DOE?

Delphic Oracle 9th October 2019 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by kellyb (Post 12849475)
GOOD LORD, conservatives have a shallow understanding of history.

"I read it online" is just the updated version of the older "I saw it on the TV."

ETA: but then also the first to object to the concept of mediated input influencing opinions.

dudalb 9th October 2019 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Susheel (Post 12849647)
...and references events that occurred during the 1916-1920 period.

Fairly accurately,also.
I have no patience with seeing "third world peoples" through rose colored glasses, and blaming everything on "the Imperailists". I am not denying that Western Imperalism made the situation in the Mid East worst, but saying the people in the Mid East have nothing to do with the mess it is in is silly.

quadraginta 9th October 2019 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 12849176)
Kind of a shame, crimes against humanity...potato, potato.


I think you misunderstood the intent of my post.

quadraginta 9th October 2019 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12849211)
If you want the history of the Middle East..and it's mindless tribalism in a nutshell, remember the scene in "Lawrence Of Arabia" where Omar Sharif shoots an Arab of another tribe because he used his water hole.


If you're interested in the history of water wars then there's plenty more to choose from than just tribes in the desert of the Middle East.

Norman Alexander 9th October 2019 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12850968)
If you're interested in the history of water wars then there's plenty more to choose from than just tribes in the desert of the Middle East.

There's one going on right here in Australia right now. But that's fairly off-topic.

Foolmewunz 10th October 2019 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12850968)
If you're interested in the history of water wars then there's plenty more to choose from than just tribes in the desert of the Middle East.

It's Chinatown, Jake.

dudalb 10th October 2019 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12850968)
If you're interested in the history of water wars then there's plenty more to choose from than just tribes in the desert of the Middle East.

Yeah, I know. We had a few pretty brutal scraps in the American West.

dudalb 10th October 2019 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz (Post 12851434)
It's Chinatown, Jake.

I see you that and raise you "Jean De Floret" and "Manon Of The Spring".

dudalb 10th October 2019 02:58 PM

I think what just happened puts Rudy back into play

Basically two of his assocites were arrested last night at Dulles International Airport with one way tickets out of the country three hours after an meeting with Rudi, and they had a court appreance scheduled today...…

Nothing supicous about that, folks...

Babbylonian 10th October 2019 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12850967)
I think you misunderstood the intent of my post.

I prefer to think of it as an accent or flourish. I did understand what you wrote.

Babbylonian 10th October 2019 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12852036)
I think what just happened puts Rudy back into play

Basically two of his assocites were arrested last night at Dulles International Airport with one way tickets out of the country three hours after an meeting with Rudi, and they had a court appreance scheduled today...

Nothing supicous about that, folks...

Maybe, but people don't really tend to get fired by Trump for being unethical or even committing obvious crimes. As long as Rudy stays onside, he can shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and still maintain his relationship with President Sewer Runoff.

dudalb 10th October 2019 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 12852056)
Maybe, but people don't really tend to get fired by Trump for being unethical or even committing obvious crimes. As long as Rudy stays onside, he can shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and still maintain his relationship with President Sewer Runoff.


Until Donnie decides that Rudy is hurting more then helping. And this might just take it past that point.

jimbob 10th October 2019 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12852036)
I think what just happened puts Rudy back into play

Basically two of his assocites were arrested last night at Dulles International Airport with one way tickets out of the country three hours after an meeting with Rudi, and they had a court appreance scheduled today...

Nothing supicous about that, folks...

He also apparently had a one way ticket to Vienna too.



Elaina Plott

@elainaplott

Scoop: Rudy Giuliani was also planning to head to Vienna tonight--one day after Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were trying to do the same with one-way tickets.

dudalb 10th October 2019 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbob (Post 12852066)
He also apparently had a one way ticket to Vienna too.



Elaina Plott

@elainaplott

Scoop: Rudy Giuliani was also planning to head to Vienna tonight--one day after Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were trying to do the same with one-way tickets.

This keeps getting better.

Babbylonian 10th October 2019 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12852060)
Until Donnie decides that Rudy is hurting more then helping. And this might just take it past that point.

But come on, surely Rudy wouldn't have directly implicated himse...
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbob (Post 12852066)
He also apparently had a one way ticket to Vienna too.



Elaina Plott

@elainaplott

Scoop: Rudy Giuliani was also planning to head to Vienna tonight--one day after Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were trying to do the same with one-way tickets.

Oops!

Yeah, if that's true then it's another personal lawyer down for the Donster Monster.

dudalb 10th October 2019 04:23 PM

GOd, Trump will have employed more scumbag lawyers then Wolfram and Hart....

pgwenthold 10th October 2019 04:42 PM

It's almost too bad Rudi didn't bolt. As it is now, he claim deniability. It's nonsense, but the suckophants will buy it. But if he had runoff, what could they say? The heat got to be too much? But you'd have to admit it was heat.

Foolmewunz 10th October 2019 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12852036)
I think what just happened puts Rudy back into play

Basically two of his assocites were arrested last night at Dulles International Airport with one way tickets out of the country three hours after an meeting with Rudi, and they had a court appreance scheduled today...

Nothing supicous about that, folks...

Hilited: I assume you mean "back in play" as to the topic of this thread, e.g. "next to be cut loose".

I disagree. Rudy's dangerous enough when he's on your side. Rudy turning against you would be dangern. He's let out more secrets inadvertently in pressers than Assange did intentionally. Rudy defending Rudy would be a wrecking crew on the news shows.

"We did nothing wrong. Well, of course we wanted to get some of the Ukrainian money into the re-election effort. Wait, no we didn't really do that. Well, yes we did. No we didn't. Except when we did."

The Great Zaganza 10th October 2019 09:15 PM

No one maintaining a joined defense agreement with Trump (like Manafort) is truly fired.

Norman Alexander 10th October 2019 09:24 PM

If Rudy gets arrested, as it appears he just might, that's yet another administration employee just one degree away from Donny who has been ****-canned.

Of course, Don will try to skate past all this. "Rudy was always a bad lawyer. I never believed anything he said. Always gave me bad advice which I, with my infinite wisdom, ignored. i think he ended up just fetching coffee and Diet Coke.

But hey! I'm all about creating new jobs! One just opened up here in the White House! Any of you guys like to be my lawyer?"

jimbob 11th October 2019 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12852358)
If Rudy gets arrested, as it appears he just might, that's yet another administration employee just one degree away from Donny who has been ****-canned.

Of course, Don will try to skate past all this. "Rudy was always a bad lawyer. I never believed anything he said. Always gave me bad advice which I, with my infinite wisdom, ignored. i think he ended up just fetching coffee and Diet Coke.

But hey! I'm all about creating new jobs! One just opened up here in the White House! Any of you guys like to be my lawyer?"

Is one of the perks, the chance of free accommodation paid by federal funds?

Craig4 11th October 2019 03:41 AM

What's funny, is Rudy never needed any of this. His one major accomplishment, guiding New York through 9/11 is going to be a footnote in history. He will never be anything other than I figure of cruel, hurtful fun. On 9/12 the nation loved him. Now he's a joke. He should have left the party much earlier and secured his legacy.

dudalb 11th October 2019 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12852524)
What's funny, is Rudy never needed any of this. His one major accomplishment, guiding New York through 9/11 is going to be a footnote in history. He will never be anything other than I figure of cruel, hurtful fun. On 9/12 the nation loved him. Now he's a joke. He should have left the party much earlier and secured his legacy.

This is what is sad, really.
As one person said, "From America's Mayor To Trump's Chump".

dudalb 11th October 2019 11:27 AM

I am betting Trump regrets throwing the ambassador to the Ukraine under the bus right now....

Babbylonian 11th October 2019 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12852857)
I am betting Trump regrets throwing the ambassador to the Ukraine under the bus right now....

Why? Did he want to **** her?

Yes, the above is in poor taste but I'll bet it's an accurate representation of the tone the Dump will take if he mentions her.

dudalb 11th October 2019 01:31 PM

Rudy is now the subject of the same criminal investigation that got Igor and Lev arrested.

C_Felix 11th October 2019 01:55 PM

Shep Smith is out at Fox.

Minoosh 11th October 2019 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by C_Felix (Post 12853015)
Shep Smith is out at Fox.

WOW!

As for Rudy - I think he will last forever - though he will wind down, someone will pull the string his back, like I used to do with my Woody Woodpecker puppet.


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