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Old 18th December 2017, 04:32 PM   #481
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I still think Kushner is on the way out. He wasn't at the announcement about Jerusalem and The Hair hasn't touted him lately. He's probably neck deep in the e-mails Mueller just got and he's going to need to go back to New York and polish the silver spoon his daddy left him real soon.
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Old 19th December 2017, 08:45 AM   #482
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I still think Kushner is on the way out. He wasn't at the announcement about Jerusalem and The Hair hasn't touted him lately. He's probably neck deep in the e-mails Mueller just got and he's going to need to go back to New York and polish the silver spoon his daddy left him real soon.
Gee whiz!

If Kushner actually does get the boot, then his daddy in-law Trump must be seriously worried about what the investigation is going to show.
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Old 19th December 2017, 08:54 AM   #483
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I still think Kushner is on the way out. He wasn't at the announcement about Jerusalem and The Hair hasn't touted him lately. He's probably neck deep in the e-mails Mueller just got and he's going to need to go back to New York and polish the silver spoon his daddy left him real soon.
Think he will get his fathers old prison cell?
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Old 19th December 2017, 03:12 PM   #484
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Think he will get his fathers old prison cell?
He'll go to FCI Ottisville, NY, so it will be more like a cubicle. It's popular with Jewish inmates from Wall Street. They have a kosher meal line and observe Jewish holidays.
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Old 10th January 2018, 06:58 AM   #485
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Fun recap of all the departures from the White House and the administration more broadly:

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Can we now count Bannon twice? Sort of two-step departure?
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Old 11th January 2018, 09:18 AM   #487
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https://www.npr.org/2018/01/10/57688...-midterm-fight

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There are now 31 Republicans who will not seek re-election in November: 19 who are retiring outright and another 12 who are running for higher office. And that list is is expected to grow in the coming weeks.

The last time a party had nearly that many members retire during a midterm year was in 1994, when 28 Democrats left and the GOP subsequently took back control of Congress in the Republican Revolution.
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Old 11th January 2018, 09:24 AM   #488
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Can we now count Bannon twice? Sort of two-step departure?
I think "departure" is the wrong term for it. He's in remission, but he could flare up again at any time.
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Old 11th January 2018, 09:55 AM   #489
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Can we now count Bannon twice? Sort of two-step departure?
Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy View Post
I think "departure" is the wrong term for it. He's in remission, but he could flare up again at any time.
Like Glenn Beck after being fired from Fox, he'll set up his own organization and be stronger than ever.
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Old 11th January 2018, 10:56 AM   #490
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Can we now count Bannon twice? Sort of two-step departure?
Bannon ended up drowned in the swamp he said we would drain. Sad! would say his old pal...
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:03 AM   #491
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Like Glenn Beck after being fired from Fox, he'll set up his own organization and be stronger than ever.
Did Glenn Beck metastasize? What societal organ did he find himself lodged in?
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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy View Post
Did Glenn Beck metastasize? What societal organ did he find himself lodged in?
The "heartland"?
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Old 11th January 2018, 12:40 PM   #493
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Like Glenn Beck after being fired from Fox, he'll set up his own organization and be stronger than ever.
It;s like Obi-Wan Kenobi's challenge in Star Wars:
“IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN, I SHALL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE.”

Except Bannon looks and acts much more like the Evil Emperor Palpatine.
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Old 11th January 2018, 01:04 PM   #494
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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy View Post
I think "departure" is the wrong term for it. He's in remission, but he could flare up again at any time.
The first word that came to mind wrt the highlighted was "hemorrhoid."
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Old 19th January 2018, 12:18 PM   #495
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I nominate John Kelly has the next contestant being voted off the White House Island:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018...mp-border-wall

Trump didn't like being called uniformed or the suggestion that his ideas can evolve.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 05:21 AM   #496
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I nominate John Kelly has the next contestant being voted off the White House Island:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018...mp-border-wall

Trump didn't like being called uniformed or the suggestion that his ideas can evolve.
Maybe, but President Trump loves him a general....
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Old 22nd January 2018, 07:03 AM   #497
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Maybe, but President Trump loves him a general....
Corporal Bonespurs loves him a General.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 10:02 AM   #498
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Wilbur Ross is looking like a dark house candidate.

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One problem: Ross’s efforts to wheel and deal with the Chinese have left the president unimpressed. Another problem: He keeps falling asleep in meetings.

Early in Trump’s presidency, Ross was his go-to negotiator, helming the administration’s trade talks with the Chinese. After a few months, though, Trump concluded he was doing a terrible job.

In a series of Oval Office meetings about six months into his presidency, Trump eviscerated Ross, telling him he’d screwed up, and badly.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 10:03 AM   #499
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Corporal Bonespurs loves him a General.
That's CADET Bonespurs.
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Maybe, but President Trump loves him a general....
Wrong thread: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=326593
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I nominate John Kelly has the next contestant being voted off the White House Island:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018...mp-border-wall

Trump didn't like being called uniformed or the suggestion that his ideas can evolve.
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/sta...07864243789825

Magic eight ball says outlook not good.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 03:02 PM   #502
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That's CADET Bonespurs.
I realized my mistake shortly after posting. I must have had in back of mind another infamous former corporal who, through his overweening self image of greatness, fracked up his nation.
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Old 23rd January 2018, 09:27 PM   #503
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Rumor is that Ivanka is looking for Kelly's replacement.

It's disturbing that Ivanka is in charge of this, particularly since she did such a great job with Scaramucci.
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Rumor is that Ivanka is looking for Kelly's replacement.

It's disturbing that Ivanka is in charge of this, particularly since she did such a great job with Scaramucci.
I disagree, the trouble with Kelly is that he had a spurious air of relative competence. If you are going to have a clown show, it's best to have such a clown show that even some of Trump's supporters start to admit this to themselves.
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Melania. There are indications she's not happy about pornstargate.
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Melania. There are indications she's not happy about pornstargate.
I guess that it is the humiliation rather than the infidelity.
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Not exactly White House.

Note this:
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This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.
He's no doubt looking for a federal judgeship, perhaps SCOTUS.
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Not exactly White House.

Note this:

He's no doubt looking for a federal judgeship, perhaps SCOTUS.
Looking for Ben Gazi ....
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Rosenstein.
And Guildencrantz?
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WASHINGTON — Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, said Wednesday that he would resign his position, a day after a news account that quoted his two ex-wives accusing him of physical abuse during the course of their marriages.

“These outrageous allegations are simply false,” Mr. Porter said in a statement.


He said before he resigned due to false accusations ????

according to daily mail, he is hope hicks boyfriend.
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Does this one count as a notch for #metoo?
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Does this one count as a notch for #metoo?
Only if John Kelly gets run out of town on a rail.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/07/u...secretary.html

WASHINGTON — Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, said Wednesday that he would resign his position, a day after a news account that quoted his two ex-wives accusing him of physical abuse during the course of their marriages.

“These outrageous allegations are simply false,” Mr. Porter said in a statement.


He said before he resigned due to false accusations ????

according to daily mail, he is hope hicks boyfriend.
https://www.gq.com/story/trump-team-photo/amp

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In addition to the post previous to mine, this BBC article also has a nice pic of Trump and Pence meeting with advisers in the Oval Office, noting that Trump and Pence are the only two from the photo still in the White House.

No longer all the president's men
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John Kelly might be in play as stories of him covering up for Porter begun to circulate.

An guy at work who is a retired Marine with 20 years in the Corps says if the cover up stories are true, then Kelly has disgraced himself,dishonored the Corps, and needs to go.
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Just saw an interview with one of Porter's ex wives.
What she told was horrifying, but I admit watching her also thinking "God, she is cute. Porter was an idiot for alienating her".
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John Kelly might be in play as stories of him covering up for Porter begun to circulate.

An guy at work who is a retired Marine with 20 years in the Corps says if the cover up stories are true, then Kelly has disgraced himself,dishonored the Corps, and needs to go.
He also explained Trump's expanded path to citizenship for Dreamers by basically saying "Mexicans are lazy".
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John Kelly might be in play as stories of him covering up for Porter begun to circulate.

An guy at work who is a retired Marine with 20 years in the Corps says if the cover up stories are true, then Kelly has disgraced himself,dishonored the Corps, and needs to go.
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Just saw an interview with one of Porter's ex wives.
What she told was horrifying, but I admit watching her also thinking "God, she is cute. Porter was an idiot for alienating her".
He apparently is, or at least was, a Mormon. They're taught from childhood that women are inferior.
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