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Foolmewunz 6th January 2019 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12553544)
This Friday when her employees don't get paid would be an ideal moment for Kristjen Nielsen to resign in protest. It might be the one thing she could do at this point to try to rehabilitate herself.

Is there any reason to suspect or to even hope should would do something that would amount to a grand gesture? I've seen zero indication that she's anything less or more than a xenophobic, prevaricating, paleo.... in short, 100% Trumpette.

Craig4 6th January 2019 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz (Post 12554299)
Is there any reason to suspect or to even hope should would do something that would amount to a grand gesture? I've seen zero indication that she's anything less or more than a xenophobic, prevaricating, paleo.... in short, 100% Trumpette.

No, I can't imagine her being loyal enough to her staff or the nation to do something that principled.

d4m10n 6th January 2019 10:03 AM

Not technically a White House resignation, but probably WH-related

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/statu...19067731169280

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/06/polit...gns/index.html

dudalb 7th January 2019 02:52 PM

Trump is having problems finding a new Sec of Defense, with at least wo prominent canidates turning it down. Who can blame them?

alfaniner 7th January 2019 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12555634)
Trump is having problems finding a new Sec of Defense, with at least wo prominent canidates turning it down. Who can blame them?

Maybe they're hearing him ask if they want to be "Secretary of The Fence".

(did I make that joke already? Never mind, it fits here too)

Norman Alexander 7th January 2019 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12555634)
Trump is having problems finding a new Sec of Defense, with at least wo prominent canidates turning it down. Who can blame them?

Working for the current White House has become the epitome of the "career-limiting move".

d4m10n 9th January 2019 09:06 AM

New dataviz from 538 on Trump turnover in cabinet level positions:

https://twitter.com/micahcohen/statu...10819564068864

https://53eig.ht/2QqI9Ay

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...618dff1c7d.jpg

Norman Alexander 10th January 2019 06:54 PM

The rate this shutdown is spiralling the USA into the sewer, the next to be voted off the island will be one of:

1) Mitch "The Turtle" McConnell
2) Mike Pence
3) Donny.

Stacyhs 10th January 2019 07:48 PM

Pence shows as much life as a hibernating bear.

Norman Alexander 10th January 2019 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12559773)
Pence shows as much life as a hibernating bear.

So if they fire him, who is going to notice? It would be like emptying the trash can.

Doubt 10th January 2019 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12559904)
So if they fire him, who is going to notice? It would be like emptying the trash can.

As an elected official, Pence cannot be fired by Trump.

Norman Alexander 10th January 2019 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubt (Post 12559915)
As an elected official, Pence cannot be fired by Trump.

Demoted, then. To Chief Footstool.


Oh wait. He is that already.

The Great Zaganza 10th January 2019 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubt (Post 12559915)
As an elected official, Pence cannot be fired by Trump.

Just assign him an all-female Secret Service detail - he would have no choice but to resign.

Norman Alexander 10th January 2019 09:47 PM

:D

PhantomWolf 10th January 2019 10:05 PM

The talk is that Rosenstein will be going once Bar is confirmed.

Stacyhs 11th January 2019 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf (Post 12559958)
The talk is that Rosenstein will be going once Bar is confirmed.

If I were Rosenstein, so would I.

The Great Zaganza 11th January 2019 04:24 AM

Kushner is taking longer than advertised to fix our relationship with Mexico and China, reform from the ground up the Veteran's bureau and the tax code and bring peace to the Middle East.
Trump should fire him and get someone to get these few things in order.

Norman Alexander 12th January 2019 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12560158)
Kushner is taking longer than advertised to fix our relationship with Mexico and China, reform from the ground up the Veteran's bureau and the tax code and bring peace to the Middle East.
Trump should fire him and get someone to get these few things in order.

Who told him to do that?! What a waste of talent! Donny is in deep trouble and needs some handy scapegoats around in the White House to foist blame on. Get Jared back there stat!

d4m10n 12th January 2019 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhantomWolf (Post 12559958)
The talk is that Rosenstein will be going once Bar is confirmed.

Let's hope the new AG takes a hands-off approach.

The Great Zaganza 12th January 2019 01:50 PM

Acting Deputy Attorney General ...

sounds like a job for.....

* drumroll *

Jared Kushner!

Norman Alexander 12th January 2019 02:39 PM

How about...

Empty Headed Animal Food Trough Wiper?

Or Keeper of the Royal Stool?

Stacyhs 12th January 2019 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12561473)
How about...

Empty Headed Animal Food Trough Wiper?

Or Keeper of the Royal Stool?

Would you care to clarify which meaning of "stool" you are referring to?:D

PhantomWolf 13th January 2019 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12561748)
Would you care to clarify which meaning of "stool" you are referring to?:D

The one you are probably thinking.

The job of Keeper of the Royal Stool was to collect the King's #2s and determine by their size, shape, texture, and bouquet, whether the King was still in good health.

Norman Alexander 13th January 2019 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12561748)
Would you care to clarify which meaning of "stool" you are referring to?:D

It's an alternate name for "Groom of the Stool". It is...apropos for Jared.

ETA: Ninja'd by PW!

Stacyhs 13th January 2019 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf (Post 12561907)
The one you are probably thinking.

The job of Keeper of the Royal Stool was to collect the King's #2s and determine by their size, shape, texture, and bouquet, whether the King was still in good health.

I actually knew that, but thanks.

PhantomWolf 13th January 2019 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12562748)
I actually knew that, but thanks.

Ahh, a well rounded education. There are some really weird jobs that were associated with Royalty in the past, and some are still sort of around, such as the Keeper of the Royal (Queen's) Swans whose job until 1993 was the counting, looking after, and protecting the Swans on the River Thames. In 1993 it was split into two jobs, the Warden of the Royal Swans who is responsible for the annual Swan Upping, which is basically a swan census where they catch and ring all the swans on the river and check out their health, and the Maker of Swans who is responsible for the welfare and health of the swans, educating people, going and seeking out sick birds to get them treated, and rounding them up to clear the river for rowing competitions. What a fun job....

Norman Alexander 13th January 2019 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf (Post 12562836)
Ahh, a well rounded education. There are some really weird jobs that were associated with Royalty in the past, and some are still sort of around, such as the Keeper of the Royal (Queen's) Swans whose job until 1993 was the counting, looking after, and protecting the Swans on the River Thames. In 1993 it was split into two jobs, the Warden of the Royal Swans who is responsible for the annual Swan Upping, which is basically a swan census where they catch and ring all the swans on the river and check out their health, and the Maker of Swans who is responsible for the welfare and health of the swans, educating people, going and seeking out sick birds to get them treated, and rounding them up to clear the river for rowing competitions. What a fun job....

A lot of swanning around!



Sorry, but it got teed up and I had to hit it.

Armitage72 14th January 2019 11:32 AM

Trump reportedly swore at acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a recent meeting with the Democrats.


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President Donald Trump lashed out at acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a Situation Room meeting with Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, earlier this month, a White House official said Sunday.
According to the official, Trump cut Mulvaney off toward the end of an unproductive meeting on re-opening the federal government, as Mulvaney was attempting to negotiate up from the $1.3 billion Democrats offered the White House.
"Stop, stop, just stop -- What are you doing? You're ********** it all up, Mick," Trump said, according to the official who was in the room for the negotiations.

The mistake was probably that he was making a legitimate attempt at negotiation.

Delphic Oracle 14th January 2019 02:08 PM

I'm rather mystified that legislative negotiations are being held in the Situation Room.

Norman Alexander 14th January 2019 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 12563361)
Trump reportedly swore at acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a recent meeting with the Democrats.

The mistake was probably that he was making a legitimate attempt at negotiation.

"He" as in Mulvaney? Doesn't Mick know Donny is the best negotiator? Look at the deal he struck with the Dems! MUCH better!

Norman Alexander 14th January 2019 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12563565)
I'm rather mystified that legislative negotiations are being held in the Situation Room.

Given the White House laundry staff are probably furloughed and Trump's diet...WHEW. :boggled:

Norman Alexander 14th January 2019 06:15 PM

And another one bites the dust: RAJ SHAH, senior White House spokesman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/u...ite-house.html
Quote:

Raj Shah, a top spokesman in the White House press office, has left and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said Monday.

...

His departure comes as the White House press and communications teams have been depleted. Several aides have moved on to roles at government agencies or have left the Trump administration entirely.
It also probably doesn't help that he is obviously not a 'Murican.

quadraginta 14th January 2019 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12563868)
And another one bites the dust: RAJ SHAH, senior White House spokesman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/u...ite-house.html
It also probably doesn't help that he is obviously not a 'Murican.


Of course not. He was born in Connecticut.

And worse yet, he graduated from Cornell! :jaw-dropp

Norman Alexander 14th January 2019 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12563928)
Of course not. He was born in Connecticut.

And worse yet, he graduated from Cornell! :jaw-dropp

But he's BROWN! And an INDIAN! So he's a MUSLIM! :eek:

quadraginta 15th January 2019 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12564068)
But he's BROWN! And an INDIAN! So he's a MUSLIM! :eek:


AND he was born in Connecticut.

Like I said, obviously not 'Murican.

:p

Norman Alexander 15th January 2019 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12564604)
AND he was born in Connecticut.

Like I said, obviously not 'Murican.

:p

Connecticut is in, like...Pakistan. Right?

Hellbound 17th January 2019 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12565044)
Connecticut is in, like...Pakistan. Right?

It's not too far from Boston...that's Pahk-istan.

Craig4 19th January 2019 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12563565)
I'm rather mystified that legislative negotiations are being held in the Situation Room.

No phones or recording devices are allowed in the Situation Room.

Norman Alexander 20th January 2019 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hellbound (Post 12566851)
It's not too far from Boston...that's Pahk-istan.

Beans! Schrod!

Norman Alexander 22nd January 2019 11:22 AM

Next! Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. This is the post that deals with the EU.

Quote:

The US State Department's top diplomat focused on Europe policy has resigned his post, effective February 15.

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo date January 4, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell said, "I feel that I have completed what I set out to do in taking this position."
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/22/p...chell-resigns/


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