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Forum: USA Politics Today, 07:19 AM
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Posted By newyorkguy
International human rights organizations urge...

International human rights organizations urge people in places where the rule of law is compromised, where a society has become dysfunctional to the point ordinary citizens are in danger with no...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:18 AM
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Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
My problem with this is, the poster you refer to...

My problem with this is, the poster you refer to is doing what they always seem to do. In this case, turning the thread away from a discussion of DeSantis and his policies and turning it into a...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 563
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Posted By newyorkguy
I saw a very good response to this kind of thing...

I saw a very good response to this kind of thing on another message board -- every board seems to have a couple posters whose main purpose is to trigger 'the libs' -- and am copying it below.


...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
Below are quotes from US News & World Report. It...

Below are quotes from US News & World Report. It illustrates how DeSantis' actions in flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard was essentially a political stunt. It was designed to garner massive...
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
Below are quotes from a news article that aired...

Below are quotes from a news article that aired Friday on NPR. Puts a face to the migrants coming across the border in places like Eagle Pass Texas.


Venezuelan migrants Kimberly González and...
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
He declassified another one!

He declassified another one!
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:23 PM
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Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
Extremely concerning. The Marquette Law School...

Extremely concerning. The Marquette Law School national survey finds that "33% of adults say they do not believe Donald Trump had top secret and other classified material at his Mar-a-Lago estate...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
You can't make this stuff up. And no, this isn't...

You can't make this stuff up. And no, this isn't an Andy Borowitz satire piece. This is real. An excerpt from the trump-hannity interview that aired on Fox Wednesday night.


The National Archives...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,974
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Posted By newyorkguy
Under current law a former president is entitled...

Under current law a former president is entitled to Secret Service protection for life, though Congress could legislate an alternative. But an Insider article from Yahoo News published last month...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
In a headline story, the UK newspaper Guardian...

In a headline story, the UK newspaper Guardian quotes political pundit Allan Lichtman as saying trump's legal woes may have reached critical mass.
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 07:08 PM
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Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
The Associated Press reports:

The Associated Press reports:
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 07:04 AM
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Posted By newyorkguy
The Senate passed a resolution yesterday...

The Senate passed a resolution yesterday condemning the barrage of threats against the FBI in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago raid. I don't think the resolution actually "condemned" trump though he was...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
Leave it to Andy Borowitz. Maybe...

Leave it to Andy Borowitz.




Maybe trump should've stayed with 'the FBI planted the documents.' :rolleyes:
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
trump's legal team has the right to not respond...

trump's legal team has the right to not respond but it's worse than that. trump's legal team is refusing to explain trump's declassification process on the grounds the argument may be put forth at a...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,293
Posted By newyorkguy
First, I did a word search in this thread for...

First, I did a word search in this thread for 'shoot' and 'stab' and got only three hits. The first use was by angrysoba and then two replies. I don't really recall anyone seriously advocating...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,293
Posted By newyorkguy
You're welcome. Yeah, ignore everything emptyg...

You're welcome. Yeah, ignore everything emptyg has done and said and make the issue about posters on an internet forum possibly using inappropriate terms to describe her. As we say in Nuu Yawk,...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
The website Popular Information (it won an award...

The website Popular Information (it won an award for excellence in journalism in 2020 from the Online News Association) gives more information about DeSantis' 'stunt.'
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
Massachusetts attorneys who work with immigrants...

Massachusetts attorneys who work with immigrants and refugees say the information in the brochure given to the Texas migrants by Florida officials is inaccurate. It pertains to "refugees who have...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,293
Posted By newyorkguy
Now she's going after Beto O'Rourke. (His middle...

Now she's going after Beto O'Rourke. (His middle name is Francis.)
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
I wonder if there was some arcane legal reason...

I wonder if there was some arcane legal reason for bringing the migrants to Florida from Texas while en route to Massachusetts. Or some statutory requirement. Or was it only so the Florida state...
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
It was a crass political stunt designed to...

It was a crass political stunt designed to energize DeSantis' base. And it obviously worked. Anti-immigration has always been a hot-button issue and a staple of the right including in Europe. But...
Forum: USA Politics 17th September 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
If voters support it, why not? This is...

If voters support it, why not?


This is one of the reasons conservative Republicans have embraced Viktor Orban in Hungary. Straight out of his playbook. If public opinion supports it then it...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
Get these people out of Florida? The fifty...

Get these people out of Florida? The fifty immigrants flown to Massachusetts at Florida's expense came from Texas.


DeSantis wants to run for president in 2024. This is all campaign 'optics.'
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,293
Posted By newyorkguy
Middle-school mean girl strikes again? Let's...

Middle-school mean girl strikes again?

Let's not underestimate the danger emptyg poses. She's not a middle-school mean girl, she's a member of the U.S. Congress with a large following and who has...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 11,446
Posted By newyorkguy
What is greatly concerning is the parallel...

What is greatly concerning is the parallel between the Nazis vilifying the Jews and the Republicans vilifying Hispanics. In both cases it's a tactic devised to solidify their base and give them a...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,293
Posted By newyorkguy
Why?

Why?
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 06:26 AM
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Views: 2,553
Posted By newyorkguy
There is nothing like dancing on the grave of a...

There is nothing like dancing on the grave of a political enemy? Better to have done it the right-wing way, make death threats against him while he's still around?



Example from Facebook:
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By newyorkguy
A Republican Board of Elections commissioner from...

A Republican Board of Elections commissioner from Rensselaer County (NY), a mostly suburban county just east of Albany, was arrested this morning by FBI agents and charged with 12 felony counts of...
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
To paraphrase what a Fox newscaster once said to...

To paraphrase what a Fox newscaster once said to Sean Hannity about trump.


;)
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
Possibles: He owes money on the course...

Possibles:


He owes money on the course and doesn't have it.
Wants some burial plots on the course.
He's losing his mind.

;)
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
Having listened to the CBS interview with former...

Having listened to the CBS interview with former White House/trump lawyer Ty Cobb, I'm leaning to trump facing serious legal problems. I am starting to think he will be indicted. From the perspective...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
The video in the link doesn't show them actually...

The video in the link doesn't show them actually playing golf, just talking in a small group on a fairway and then riding in golf carts. The screen grab below is from the Twitter video in the...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
trump wrote on Truth Social it's a working trip....

trump wrote on Truth Social it's a working trip. From a dispatch on UK's Independent a few hours ago:


A working trip? But he doesn't have a job. ;)
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
First of all, having read some of the news...

First of all, having read some of the news stories, and they were all based on a study by a University of Chicago research team, I couldn't find anything that specifically identified Allentown, Pa....
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
Newsweek reports on trump's surprise visit to...

Newsweek reports on trump's surprise visit to Washington DC. And it is a surprise -- unannounced on Truth Social or by any trump statement.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
Former trump administration White House lawyer Ty...

Former trump administration White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a CBS News interview Friday that the former president is facing serious legal problems, may possibly wind up being barred from running...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
Yes. Yes. Oh and just as an...

Yes.


Yes.


Oh and just as an FYI....

Water's wet and fire is hot. ;)
Forum: USA Politics 10th September 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 62,063
Posted By newyorkguy
Sad but true. :(

Sad but true. :(
Forum: USA Politics 10th September 2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 62,063
Posted By newyorkguy
Sarah Palin lost the special election in Alaska...

Sarah Palin lost the special election in Alaska which was one of the first to use ranked voting. That is the basis for her complaint.


Palin appeared on steve bannon's "War Room: Pandemic"...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
The truly despicable part is, despite his...

The truly despicable part is, despite his theatrics -- "This is what happens during the last days of a dying regime. They'll never shut me up. They'll have to kill me first." -- this is not a...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
Love it! And as bannon is walked past the...

Love it!

And as bannon is walked past the assembled media he blathers something about, "This is what happens during the last days of a dying regime." By 'last days of a dying regime' is stevo...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By newyorkguy
The sad part is, it seems to be working on enough...

The sad part is, it seems to be working on enough of the public to make matters very dicey. Which is where we are today. A recent CNN poll found:
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By newyorkguy
I'm quoting a local news report -- from Bridge...

I'm quoting a local news report -- from Bridge Michigan, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization in Michigan -- from December 1, 2020. The headline on the story is
"Weeks after vote, 13 fake...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By newyorkguy
It is stated that Wayne County Michigan was where...

It is stated that Wayne County Michigan was where some of the worst voting irregularities took place in 2020. I am curious to know what those irregularities were? I looked at some news articles and...
Forum: USA Politics 7th September 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
In addition to saying his pick for Massachusetts...

In addition to saying his pick for Massachusetts governor will rule with an "iron fist" (not iron 'hand'), trump said Monday night:


Speaking like this is April 2020 not September 2022-

...
Forum: USA Politics 7th September 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,241
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Posted By newyorkguy
What I want to see is bannon and trump sharing a...

What I want to see is bannon and trump sharing a cardboard box on 10th Avenue. Panhandling passersby.


As Jackie Gleason used to say, "How sweet it is!"
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
One of the harshest critics of Judge Aileen...

One of the harshest critics of Judge Aileen Cannon's decision to appoint a Special Master to review the seized documents from Mar-a-Lago is former trump Attorney General William Barr.

Barr added:
Forum: USA Politics 6th September 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 85,759
Posted By newyorkguy
You often see the following comment on pro-trump...

You often see the following comment on pro-trump social media:


If you ask, but how could that work? How exactly can we 'start all over?' The answer below. :(
Forum: USA Politics 4th September 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
On Friday night former trump Attorney General...

On Friday night former trump Attorney General William Barr told Fox News his view of the Mar-a-Lago FBI raid. (The Fox news team didn't like it. See below.)

Barr went on to express skepticism over...
Forum: USA Politics 4th September 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,649
Posted By newyorkguy
At a 'Save America' rally in Wilkes-Barre,...

At a 'Save America' rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania last night, held in support of Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano, trump made some strange comments. Business Insider reports:

Last week. Come on,...
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