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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM   #2601
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
Interesting article on Politico: White House blame game intensifies as Trump agenda stalls

They must be so tired of winning ...
Oddly reminds me of the Nazi party, where everybody was so busy fighting each other in order to get to the top of the pile and impress the leader.
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Old Yesterday, 10:48 AM   #2602
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Originally Posted by ferd burfle View Post
This could explain Trump's demeanor in the photo-op. Trump presents Merkel with the "bill", she explains to little Donny that that there are no dues in NATO, owed to the US or otherwise, and tells him in the nicest way possible what he can do with his bill. Maybe she points out that Germany has spent a ****-ton of money lately for war refugees while he's been trying to bar them from his country. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall...
There are probably legal provisions that would allow Germany to boot U.S. installations out of the country entirely, as France did under DeGaulle. Merkel could mail Trump an eviction notice.
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Old Yesterday, 10:50 AM   #2603
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
Oddly reminds me of the Nazi party, where everybody was so busy fighting each other in order to get to the top of the pile and impress the leader.
Sometimes the fighting is not so much to get to the top of the pile as to make sure you don't end up at the bottom.
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM   #2604
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Spicer's press briefing today:

Sessions: We're going to take away law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities/states because they are not complying with ICE requests.

Spicer: One of Trump's first EOs was to give power back to the states and eliminate federal interference because states know better what they need.

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Old Yesterday, 11:04 AM   #2605
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Spicer's press briefing today:

Sessions: We're going to take away law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities/states because they are not complying with ICE requests.

Spicer: One of Trump's first EOs was to give power back to the states and eliminate federal interference because states know better what they need.


I've got to the point where I just simply toss a coin after the Trump administration's press briefings because I found that it is an accurate method to grade its truthfulness.

Heads: It's a lie

Tails: Most likely it's a lie
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM   #2606
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Spicer's press briefing today:

Sessions: We're going to take away law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities/states because they are not complying with ICE requests.

Spicer: One of Trump's first EOs was to give power back to the states and eliminate federal interference because states know better what they need.

They're in damage control mode, which in Trumpland means "say increasingly outrageous stuff until you hit on something so offensive to anyone with common sense that the media starts talking about it instead of their current embarrassing failures."
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 AM   #2607
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
I've got to the point where I just simply toss a coin after the Trump administration's press briefings because I found that it is an accurate method to grade its truthfulness.

Heads: It's a lie

Tails: Most likely it's a lie
I think by now we can conclude it may be a trick coin!
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM   #2608
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Your semantic games are fooling no one.

A bull ******* who knows he is including lies in his bull **** is still a lying bull ******* ... or maybe a bull ******** liar.

Still a liar, either way.
See, that's the part that set the two apart.

But that's my last word on this bit. It's just not a big deal in the overall assessment of Trump.
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Old Yesterday, 01:01 PM   #2609
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Originally Posted by SezMe View Post
See, that's the part that set the two apart.

But that's my last word on this bit. It's just not a big deal in the overall assessment of Trump.
The real definition, or the one in common usage at least here in my parts of the world:
A liar expects you to believe him and needs for you to believe him. He is hurt and upset if doubted, and often becomes angry when the lie is exposed.
A ********ter has no anticipation that you will believe him, is amused if you do and will string it out as far as possible. When you realize the lie, he is both relieved and amused- "Damn! It took you long enough!"-- although he is not above embarrassing you if you're gullible enough
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
Give them a break. They only had seven years to work on it. Do you have any idea how complicated health care is?
Nobody realizes how complicated it is.
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 PM   #2611
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
I've got to the point where I just simply toss a coin after the Trump administration's press briefings because I found that it is an accurate method to grade its truthfulness.

Heads: It's a lie

Tails: Most likely it's a lie
Heads Trump's lying, Tails he's not truthful?
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM   #2612
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Nobody realizes how complicated it is.
I guarantee Hillary does.
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Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM   #2613
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
I think by now we can conclude it may be a trick coin!

It's a "Heads, I win. Tails, you lose." coin.
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Old Yesterday, 02:41 PM   #2614
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Originally Posted by rwguinn View Post
The real definition, or the one in common usage at least here in my parts of the world:
A liar expects you to believe him and needs for you to believe him. He is hurt and upset if doubted, and often becomes angry when the lie is exposed.
A ********ter has no anticipation that you will believe him, is amused if you do and will string it out as far as possible. When you realize the lie, he is both relieved and amused- "Damn! It took you long enough!"-- although he is not above embarrassing you if you're gullible enough

Here's the thing.

The what, why, how, or "good ol' boy" aspects are entirely secondary to the simple fact that it is still, no matter what else, a lie.

To quote from the wisdom of the sainted Sarah Palin, "You can put lipstick on a pig ..."
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
There are probably legal provisions that would allow Germany to boot U.S. installations out of the country entirely, as France did under DeGaulle.
I don't think France was in NATO at the time. And they had their own bomb.
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Old Yesterday, 02:57 PM   #2616
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
Oddly reminds me of the Nazi party, where everybody was so busy fighting each other in order to get to the top of the pile and impress the leader.
Bannon oddly reminds me of Bormann, and Kushner of Fegelein.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
It's a "Heads, I win. Tails, you lose." coin.
Who'd trust Trump around a coin? He'd just steal it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM   #2618
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Who'd trust Trump around a coin? He'd just steal it.
Or mint it.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Here's the thing.

The what, why, how, or "good ol' boy" aspects are entirely secondary to the simple fact that it is still, no matter what else, a lie.

To quote from the wisdom of the sainted Sarah Palin, "You can put lipstick on a pig ..."
Yes, but there is a difference. A liar might be embarrassed by being caught out in a lie.
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
Yes, but there is a difference. A liar might be embarrassed by being caught out in a lie.

That isn't a difference that matters in any significant way.
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Populism!

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Companies that commit wage theft and put their workers in harmís way just received a favor from the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday repealing a regulation that had encouraged federal contractors to follow labor laws. Under the Obama-era rule, companies with an egregious record of violating wage and safety laws would lose their government contracts if they didnít come into compliance.

The idea behind the rule was to make sure unscrupulous employers didnít receive taxpayer dollars. But Republicans in Congress thought the rule was too punitive and unfair to businesses. They used an arcane tool known as the Congressional Review Act in an effort to kill the regulation, which was called the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule.

By approving the legislation sent to him by the Senate, Trump has ensured not only that the regulation will die, but also that no similar regulation can be put forth by the Labor Department again. Trump signed the legislation at a White House ceremony in front of the press.
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Trump notches his 13th golf course visit

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/26/politi...olf/index.html


And to think that Trump criticized Obama for playing too much golf.


Hypocrite Trump Is Playing Golf Today, After Years of Criticizing Obama For Golfing

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/...ying-golf.html
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
Trump notches his 13th golf course visit

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/26/politi...olf/index.html


And to think that Trump criticized Obama for playing too much golf.


Hypocrite Trump Is Playing Golf Today, After Years of Criticizing Obama For Golfing

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/...ying-golf.html

Yeahbut.

Trump is a power golfer. All that time is being used productively instead of wasted the way Obama did.

How else do you think Trump managed to ensure that his 'Repeal and Replace Obamacare' initiative made it through Congress smoothly and successfully as soon as he took office?
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