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Beelzebuddy 8th March 2019 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12626178)
Did anyone have Bill Shine in the deadpool?

https://twitter.com/janrodrigueztv/s...63649516322817

He has a new position as senior advisor in Trump's reelection campaign.

Stacko 8th March 2019 04:20 PM

Trump had complained to allies about the number of lawsuits in which Bill Shine was embroiled as a result of his tenure at Fox, per ⁦@GabbyOrr_⁩ and me -
:id:

d4m10n 9th March 2019 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12626238)
He has a new position as senior advisor in Trump's reelection campaign.

Might that be a sinecure?

The Great Zaganza 9th March 2019 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12626238)
He has a new position as senior advisor in Trump's reelection campaign.

doesn't everyone who has to be kept quiet?
The Re-election campaign is nothing more than a cash-for-NDA scheme.

d4m10n 15th March 2019 04:15 AM

They really have trouble holding on to comms guys these days.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...731ecf2577.jpg

Source: https://media11.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNB...x768_scale.jpg

Then again, I can barely begin to imagine what a nightmare it must be to try to spin Trump's direct-to-Twitter messaging into something dignified and coherent.

Craig4 28th March 2019 04:28 PM

DeVos bitch might be heading out. Trump just publicly humiliated her, by not backing her on the Special Olympics cut.

quadraginta 28th March 2019 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12648947)
DeVos bitch might be heading out. Trump just publicly humiliated her, by not backing her on the Special Olympics cut.


I don't think she's the type who gets humiliated. It would just make her meaner and more petty.

If she gets gone it'll be because she was too politically embarrassing even for the Trump Administration.

Armitage72 29th March 2019 05:32 AM

She's already thanking Trump for backing her support for the Special Olympics.

Quote:

"I am pleased and grateful the President and I see eye-to-eye on this issue and that he has decided to fund our Special Olympics grant. This is funding I have fought for behind the scenes over the last several years."

thaiboxerken 29th March 2019 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 12649302)
She's already thanking Trump for backing her support for the Special Olympics.

She knows how to play Trump while trying to make herself look good. Sad thing is, this Special Olympic issue is just another example of the need for the public to shame Trump and his people out of doing awful things. What's worse is that the shame tactic only works some of the time.

Segnosaur 29th March 2019 01:43 PM

Well, here was an unexpected one:

From: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ration-1243495
Linda McMahon is stepping down as head of Small Business Administration to chair the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action...

I was hoping that she finally decided to quit over things like the Trump administration's attempts to defund the special olympics (an organization that her company has some ties to), but it looks like its just a lateral move, from one Trump-related posting to another.

Craig4 30th March 2019 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 12649302)
She's already thanking Trump for backing her support for the Special Olympics.

What a lying ****. But's it's what you expect from her kind.

The Great Zaganza 30th March 2019 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12650256)
What a lying ****. But's it's what you expect from her kind.

to be honest, I don't understand why she's putting up with Trump: her family is way more successful than him, she is almost certainly richer than him, and unlike Trump, she doesn't need the gig to stay out of jail.

phiwum 30th March 2019 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12650455)
to be honest, I don't understand why she's putting up with Trump: her family is way more successful than him, she is almost certainly richer than him, and unlike Trump, she doesn't need the gig to stay out of jail.

She puts up with it so she can serve the public, obviously.

And I sincerely mean that. We can dispute whether her policies are good for the nation, but I bet she thinks they are, by and large. (She may also have a financial interest muddying the waters. I think I've seen something to that effect, but I don't recall any details at all. Nonetheless, I think she really does think that her positions are good for the country. I also think she's myopic.)

d4m10n 7th April 2019 02:31 PM

"DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is meeting with Trump and expected to resign, CBS News reports"

https://twitter.com/i/events/1115000399482609664

d4m10n 7th April 2019 03:05 PM

https://twitter.com/aedwardslevy/sta...12827423625223

Norman Alexander 7th April 2019 05:14 PM

And Kirstjen Nielsen has indeed resigned. Still blaming non-Trumpists for her boss's random thought bubbles and splutterings that have created chaos and heartbreak on the southern border. In fact, it was, as reported below, Steve Miller's dread hand.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...rity-secretary

Travis 7th April 2019 08:40 PM

My prediction, Kobach gets the job and in about a year we'll get a breaking news bulletin about mass graves being discovered in Arizona and Texas.

KDLarsen 8th April 2019 02:20 AM

So that's the secretary of defense, secretary of the interior, homeland security secretary, White House chief of staff, and ambassador to the United Nations, all of which are filled with officials in acting capacity as opposed to someone who has been vetted by congress.

Delphic Oracle 8th April 2019 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by KDLarsen (Post 12658034)
So that's the secretary of defense, secretary of the interior, homeland security secretary, White House chief of staff, and ambassador to the United Nations, all of which are filled with officials in acting capacity as opposed to someone who has been vetted by congress.

Minor quibble: CoS is not a confirmation position.

That does leave me a bit curious as to why there's an "acting" CoS.

Foolmewunz 8th April 2019 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12658240)
Minor quibble: CoS is not a confirmation position.

That does leave me a bit curious as to why there's an "acting" CoS.

It's TrumplogicTM, a 301 level course taught at Trump University. See, Donnie wanted the boy wonder as CoS, so much so that he rustled him from the Pence corral, but when Boy Wonder said he'd take on the job only for a year to eighteen months, Trump, with his yuge brain knew he was bluffing and said, "No. You take it on permanently or not at all, 'cuz I've got four other aces in the hole waiting to take the job. My way or the highway." And when he needed to pull one of those aces, he pulled the Jack of Stupid and said, "Hey, no way this is a permanent position; no one would offer Chief of Staff on anything other than an interim basis."

The Great Zaganza 8th April 2019 09:40 AM

There are only two kinds of people when it comes to Trump:
Those who see that he's a grifter and stay away
And
Those who see he is a grifter and think they can profit from associating with him.

phiwum 8th April 2019 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Travis (Post 12657906)
My prediction, Kobach gets the job and in about a year we'll get a breaking news bulletin about mass graves being discovered in Arizona and Texas.

Yes, of course that's your prediction. I am somewhat impressed that it is understated compared to some of what you write.

Crossbow 8th April 2019 11:42 AM

Now the Director of the Secret Service is getting the boot.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.4e9b1c28cbdd

Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles to leave Trump administration

A former senior Customs official and retired Marine Corps general, Alles was the 25th director of the agency that is a part of the Department of Homeland Security. The announcement of his departure comes a day after the ouster of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“Mr. Alles will be leaving shortly and President Trump has selected James M. Murray, a career member of the USSS, to take over as director beginning in May,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Foolmewunz 8th April 2019 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12658484)
Yes, of course that's your prediction. I am somewhat impressed that it is understated compared to some of what you write.

Are you impressed that it's understated compared to the misanthrope Trump wants to put in the position? "Hey, let's get Travis, he always thinks the worse and speaks in hyperbole".

Looks like the sky really is falling, guys.

Norman Alexander 8th April 2019 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12658240)
Minor quibble: CoS is not a confirmation position.

That does leave me a bit curious as to why there's an "acting" CoS.

Because he has only played one on TV, not in real life?

Travis 8th April 2019 08:54 PM

Well if the reporting is true that Trump wanted Nielson to do hugely illegal things and thought the child separation policy wasn't cruel enough...what else is there? I'm just pointing out the logical conclusion of all the policies and actions of the administration leads to a dark place.

Norman Alexander 8th April 2019 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Travis (Post 12659068)
Well if the reporting is true that Trump wanted Nielson to do hugely illegal things and thought the child separation policy wasn't cruel enough...what else is there? I'm just pointing out the logical conclusion of all the policies and actions of the administration leads to a dark place.

I suspect Trump is entirely indifferent to the suffering of others, even work associates. That means he would not care if the children were treated badly or kindly, as long as it benefited him ultimately. So I don't believe Trump is deliberately cruel.

However the same cannot be said for Stephen Miller, the architect of the einsatz aktionen on the southern border. He has been the one Trump-whispering, and has been ably assisted by Bolton and Nielson. If I were on a future Senate committee researching the disaster that has happened with the immigration from Mexico, I would be withholding their passports.

The Great Zaganza 8th April 2019 09:10 PM

The Trump administration is in a Race for Cruelty with crime-controlled areas in South America, thinking that if they can be nastier than drug lords killing with impunity, migrants will stay home.
Do these people ever stop to think?

Norman Alexander 8th April 2019 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12659078)
The Trump administration is in a Race for Cruelty with crime-controlled areas in South America, thinking that if they can be nastier than drug lords killing with impunity, migrants will stay home.
Do these people ever stop to think?

Sorry, stop to...what??

thaiboxerken 8th April 2019 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12659078)
The Trump administration is in a Race for Cruelty with crime-controlled areas in South America, thinking that if they can be nastier than drug lords killing with impunity, migrants will stay home.
Do these people ever stop to think?

I believe Trump isn't really trying to make the migrants stay home. He is just being cruel because that's what his base likes. He is making things worse in those countries, which is encouraging more refugees to come to the USA border. The goal, I think, is to create a big crisis at the border so that he can point to the border as a problem and win the next election on the issue. It should be noted that border patrol is short-staffed because of Trump. In short:

1. Act tough and be mean at our border.
2. Make things worse in South/Central America to encourage more refugees.
3. Blame Democrats for the crisis on the border that he creates.
4. Win 2020 election with xenophobia. (along with election fraud and disenfranchisement)

The Great Zaganza 8th April 2019 09:24 PM

Trump thinks he is in a negotiation with the leaders of the origin countries of migrants, as well as Mexico.
It's his standard MO to demand that others deal with and pay for issues that are his responsibility.

Minoosh 8th April 2019 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12659075)
If I were on a future Senate committee researching the disaster that has happened with the immigration from Mexico, I would be withholding their passports.

I don't understand what you're saying here.

Minoosh 8th April 2019 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 12658648)
[i]A former senior Customs official and retired Marine Corps general, Alles was the 25th director of the agency that is a part of the Department of Homeland Security. The announcement of his departure comes a day after the ouster of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Interesting that he's losing another general. Can people really look at this exodus and not wonder why Trump can't keep good help?

Wonder what Alles did that's so bad. Was it that thing at Mar-a-lago?

Norman Alexander 8th April 2019 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12659085)
I don't understand what you're saying here.

Miller, Neilson and Bolton need investigation for how they have created a tragedy on the Mexican border by nefariously influencing porridge-brained Trump. There will be a reckoning for them in the future that will make the Mueller enquiry look like a boy scout camp. They need to be held to account. So they should not be allowed to flee the country, perhaps with Trump, to escape this justice.

Puppycow 9th April 2019 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12659090)
Wonder what Alles did that's so bad. Was it that thing at Mar-a-lago?

Could be. Hadn't thought of that.

a_unique_person 9th April 2019 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 12659090)
Interesting that he's losing another general. Can people really look at this exodus and not wonder why Trump can't keep good help?

Wonder what Alles did that's so bad. Was it that thing at Mar-a-lago?


I'm thinking it's to do with the Mexican border still not being closed. Trump wants it closed and the people he sacked didn't want it closed.

Travis 9th April 2019 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12659118)
Miller, Neilson and Bolton need investigation for how they have created a tragedy on the Mexican border by nefariously influencing porridge-brained Trump. There will be a reckoning for them in the future that will make the Mueller enquiry look like a boy scout camp. They need to be held to account. So they should not be allowed to flee the country, perhaps with Trump, to escape this justice.


If I was elected President in 2020 I'd appoint an AG who would take all of them along with the entire administration of ICE into custody (as well as all law enforcement that cooperated with ICE) and turn them over to The Hague for prosecution for crimes against humanity.

Crossbow 10th April 2019 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Travis (Post 12660033)
If I was elected President in 2020 I'd appoint an AG who would take all of them along with the entire administration of ICE into custody (as well as all law enforcement that cooperated with ICE) and turn them over to The Hague for prosecution for crimes against humanity.

Congratulations to you for having such and enlightened attitude.

Does this mean that you are still supportive of the Iraq War?

Travis 10th April 2019 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 12660240)
Congratulations to you for having such and enlightened attitude.

Does this mean that you are still supportive of the Iraq War?


You know darned good and well I feel that war was a huge mistake. Why try and take this whole thing off topic?

dudalb 10th April 2019 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12659078)
The Trump administration is in a Race for Cruelty with crime-controlled areas in South America, thinking that if they can be nastier than drug lords killing with impunity, migrants will stay home.
Do these people ever stop to think?

I hope it does not come to armed resistence to a viscous tyranny, but won't hurt to get in some target practice.


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