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Old 10th April 2019, 04:49 PM   #1721
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
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.
ANd 90% of American Businessmen and Economists think closing the border is a terrible idea which, humantirarian concerns aside, is certain to crash the US Economy. But then Donnie knows better then the experts;his gut feelings are better then knowledge.
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Old 10th April 2019, 04:52 PM   #1722
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Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
Congratulations to you for having such and enlightened attitude.

Does this mean that you are still supportive of the Iraq War?
I agree Travis's idea is far fetched but you lost me with your second post.
Or have you never made a stupid mistake?
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Old 10th April 2019, 06:20 PM   #1723
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
ANd 90% of American Businessmen and Economists think closing the border is a terrible idea which, humantirarian concerns aside, is certain to crash the US Economy. But then Donnie knows better then the experts;his gut feelings are better then knowledge.
But MAGA!
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Old 10th April 2019, 07:34 PM   #1724
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
But MAGA!
Make America Grotesque Again.
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Old 10th April 2019, 08:52 PM   #1725
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I hope it does not come to armed resistence to a viscous tyranny, but won't hurt to get in some target practice.
This Administration is rather thick and sticky...
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Old 10th April 2019, 09:42 PM   #1726
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Embarrassingly, I've only just noticed that Scott Gottlieb resigned. I thought he was by far one of the best Trump appointees (whenever people asks about any good that Trump had done, Gottlieb's appointment was one of the few really serious replies I could muster) and I'm not clear why he'd leave now. Any of you guys heard anything?
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Old 11th April 2019, 01:03 AM   #1727
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
ANd 90% of American Businessmen and Economists think closing the border is a terrible idea which, humantirarian concerns aside, is certain to crash the US Economy. But then Donnie knows better then the experts;his gut feelings are better then knowledge.
Which reminds me of the time Trump started throwing out tarriffs. A reporter asked the White House for a list of economists who were supportive of tarriffs and got back a list of two. One was indeed a economics professor, but he thought tarriffs was a terrible idea, and the other was an amateur blogger with no scholarly background in economics.
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Old 11th April 2019, 06:37 AM   #1728
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Originally Posted by Travis View Post
You know darned good and well I feel that war was a huge mistake. Why try and take this whole thing off topic?
Well, the last posting I saw from you on this issue was where you said:

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The decision to go to war with Iraq was not itself wrong. The execution of the occupation was terrible and therefore it didn't work out right. But that doesn't mean the decision itself was wrong. If Bush hadn't been awful about how to handle a defeated Iraq the problems now facing the Middle East would not be there.

Think of it like repainting your house. If you use the wrong paint for the trim on some windows and it all peels off in a few years the repainting can be seen as a "failure" but the decision to repaint the house was not wrong.

So trying to turn her vote into some sort of "war crime" is just specious.
Therefore, since you supported the murder of tens of thousands of Iraqis (and perhaps far more), then I find it difficult to believe that you are so terribly concerned about how the people at ICE have been behaving.
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Old 11th April 2019, 03:30 PM   #1729
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Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
Well, the last posting I saw from you on this issue was where you said:



Therefore, since you supported the murder of tens of thousands of Iraqis (and perhaps far more), then I find it difficult to believe that you are so terribly concerned about how the people at ICE have been behaving.
I see you indeed don't think people should be allowed to make mistaken judgements.
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Old 11th April 2019, 04:06 PM   #1730
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Don't know if this qualifies but after 4 GOP senators had negative comments on Herbert Cain, looks as if his floated nomination to the Fed is DOA.
Another Trump nominee whose only qualification is blind loyalty to Trump.
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Old 11th April 2019, 04:42 PM   #1731
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Don't know if this qualifies but after 4 GOP senators had negative comments on Herbert Cain, looks as if his floated nomination to the Fed is DOA.
Another Trump nominee whose only qualification is blind loyalty to Trump.
George Will had a column today saying that this was another test for the Republican Senators to fail. Let's see if they fail the other test mentioned, Stephen Moore's nomination (also to the Fed).
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Old 11th April 2019, 09:40 PM   #1732
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Don't know if this qualifies but after 4 GOP senators had negative comments on Herbert Cain, looks as if his floated nomination to the Fed is DOA.
Another Trump nominee whose only qualification is blind loyalty to Trump.
Not to mention Cain's publicly demonstrated incompetence and creepy campaign in 2012. But then that never stopped a failed real estate shonk and grifter becoming president, did it.
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Old 12th April 2019, 11:03 AM   #1733
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I see you indeed don't think people should be allowed to make mistaken judgements.
Well then, you are seeing wrong.

I was just asking 'Travis' for clarification since he has issued such contradictory statements.
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Old 17th April 2019, 07:35 PM   #1734
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Looks like there is a chance Rick Perry might be leaving the Department of Energy.

From: http://time.com/5572897/rick-perry-e...uit-departure/
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration and is finalizing the terms and timing of his departure, according to two people familiar with his plans. While Perry’s exit isn’t imminent and one person familiar with the matter said the former Texas governor still hasn’t fully made up his mind, three people said he has been seriously considering his departure for weeks.

So, a guy who didn't know what the Department of Energy actually did before he was appointed may be leaving the office. But despite being completely unsuited for the job, he managed to at least not get caught wasting money (like Zinke and his private flights) or lying to congress (Sessions). And he probably didn't give away any U.S. nuclear secrets. I guess that makes him a star in the Trump cabinet.

Timing is strange... right around when the Mueller report is to be released. But, I don't think there'd be any reason to suspect Perry was implicated. (Unless he thinks the Report will make Trump look really bad and doesn't want to be around it.)
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Old 17th April 2019, 07:50 PM   #1735
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Timing is strange... right around when the Mueller report is to be released. But, I don't think there'd be any reason to suspect Perry was implicated. (Unless he thinks the Report will make Trump look really bad and doesn't want to be around it.)
Or is planning to challenge Trump in the primary.
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Old 17th April 2019, 08:08 PM   #1736
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Timing is strange... right around when the Mueller report is to be released. But, I don't think there'd be any reason to suspect Perry was implicated. (Unless he thinks the Report will make Trump look really bad and doesn't want to be around it.)
Or is planning to challenge Trump in the primary.
That would be foolish... Trump pretty much has a hammerlock on the racist core of the Republican party, and I can't see them abandoning Trump for Perry.
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Old 17th April 2019, 08:28 PM   #1737
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That would be foolish... Trump pretty much has a hammerlock on the racist core of the Republican party, and I can't see them abandoning Trump for Perry.
Right, Trump would have to be unhorsed by scandal first. Maybe the Mueller report shows Trump doing something truly unforgivable, like having a shred of moral integrity after all. But if so, better for Perry to be prepared beforehand than circle like a vulture afterward.

Either that or he got caught groping an employee or something.
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Old 18th April 2019, 07:52 AM   #1738
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Right, Trump would have to be unhorsed by scandal first. Maybe the Mueller report shows Trump doing something truly unforgivable, like having a shred of moral integrity after all. But if so, better for Perry to be prepared beforehand than circle like a vulture afterward.

Either that or he got caught groping an employee or something.

Probably not this. He's a Republican. If he had been caught doing something like that he'd be denying it.

Loudly. And repeatedly.

With aspersions being cast on whoever the victim was.

IOW, we'd hear about it.
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