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Old 15th November 2018, 06:28 PM   #241
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Trump is planning a trip to California this weekend to visit the fire areas.
As if things weren't bad enough out here......
Maybe it's an opportunity to throw him out of the chopper and into the flames. With all that Fake Hair!, a human MOAB.
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Old 15th November 2018, 06:51 PM   #242
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
He'd best stay out of the view of firefighters. They might mistake the orange glow for an ember and turn the hose on him.
And his remakrs blaming "Bad Forest Management" for the fires did not go over well with the fire teams.
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Old 15th November 2018, 06:52 PM   #243
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
He loves them so much he couldn't be ******* arsed going to Belleau Wood in France on the anniversary of one of their great defining battles.
My thoughts exactly.
The President of France managed to make it, but not our Donny.
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Old 15th November 2018, 06:54 PM   #244
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For somebody who claims to be so media savvy, Trump seems slow to realize that his Tweets in which he basically tries to backtrack when something he says or did blow up in his face often just make him look worse.
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Old 15th November 2018, 06:58 PM   #245
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I have to start wondering if the Saudi's might not have some finiancial hold on Donnie.
Donnie's a wanna be king. They let him touch their globe and join the kingy sword dance.
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Old 15th November 2018, 06:59 PM   #246
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
For somebody who claims to be so media savvy, Trump seems slow to realize that his Tweets in which he basically tries to backtrack when something he says or did blow up in his face often just make him look worse.
Mostly he is unable to see criticism.
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Old 15th November 2018, 07:31 PM   #247
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

"It is our sacred duty to support America’s Service Members every single day they wear the uniform – and every day after when they return home as Veterans. Together we will HONOR those who defend us, we will CHERISH those who protect us, and we will celebrate the amazing heroes..."
(Unless it's sprinkling outside.)

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Old 15th November 2018, 07:32 PM   #248
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Graham is Richard Rich in "A Man For All Seasons" for real....
Good call and great movie.
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Old 15th November 2018, 07:53 PM   #249
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
For somebody who claims to be so media savvy, Trump seems slow to realize that his Tweets in which he basically tries to backtrack when something he says or did blow up in his face often just make him look worse.
He knows his target audience.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Trump is planning a trip to California this weekend to visit the fire areas.
As if things weren't bad enough out here......
Will he toss out paper towel rolls?
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Old 15th November 2018, 08:24 PM   #251
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Another one bites the dust

231 - 198
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

"It is our sacred duty to support America’s Service Members every single day they wear the uniform – and every day after when they return home as Veterans. Together we will HONOR those who defend us, we will CHERISH those who protect us, and we will celebrate the amazing heroes..."
"..... unless it's raining, and if it is, it's Kelly's fault".

This is like a grade school attempt at sucking up to everyone he offended with his petulant performance in Paris. All because the dumb goose thought it was going to be another of those big-assed military parades! "See? Mellie and I love the troops. We went all the way across town to visit some of them."
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Old 15th November 2018, 09:56 PM   #253
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
For somebody who claims to be so media savvy, Trump seems slow to realize that his Tweets in which he basically tries to backtrack when something he says or did blow up in his face often just make him look worse.
It's because he can't remember what he said last month. Or last week. Or yesterday. Or even what he said at the start of his current sentence. It all seems to be a constant flow-of-conscience from an unfiltered narcissist's degrading brain.
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Old 15th November 2018, 10:40 PM   #254
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Another one bites the dust

231 - 198
Maine?

Looks like their switch to Ranked Voting paid off.
Hopefully, more states will adopt this system.
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I've really enjoyed reading about his temper tantrums and his brooding since returning from Paris. His outbursts on Twitter betray some real, first-class suffering going on. Now, his wife has made him look whipped. His suffering is so beautiful. The reports that he's gaining weight and his health is deteriorating just make my heart sing.
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Old 15th November 2018, 11:52 PM   #256
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Maine?

Looks like their switch to Ranked Voting paid off.
Hopefully, more states will adopt this system.
Yes, Maine District 2 - Jared Golden

Earlier, California House District 45 was called for Katie Porter
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Old 16th November 2018, 12:08 AM   #257
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
It's because he can't remember what he said last month. Or last week. Or yesterday. Or even what he said at the start of his current sentence. It all seems to be a constant flow-of-conscience from an unfiltered narcissist's degrading brain.
Unfortunately, that's what a lot of his followers love about him. He doesn't act scripted or polished, he says what he wants to, and people can take it or leave it.

There was that infamous speech he gave, where he told the audience straight up that he hated 'Drain the Swamp' and thought it was hoky, but because he could tell the audience loved it, he rolled with it anyway. The audience at that speech loved it, even as they were being told to their faces that Trump was only telling them what they wanted to hear.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

"It is our sacred duty to support America’s Service Members every single day they wear the uniform – and every day after when they return home as Veterans. Together we will HONOR those who defend us, we will CHERISH those who protect us, and we will celebrate the amazing heroes..."
"Unless they're transgender, in which case we don't think they deserve to be service members at all."
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Old 16th November 2018, 03:33 AM   #259
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"Last year, I signed the landmark VA Accountability Act to ensure those who mistreat our Veterans can be held fully accountable. Since my inauguration, we have removed more than 3,600 government employees who were not giving our Vets the care they deserve...."
I get the feeling he's worried about how badly refusing to honour the fallen will have played in the military.
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I get the feeling he's worried about how badly refusing to honour the fallen will have played in the military.
And about the dissonant message being heard by his base. When in his darkest funk he must know there is always the risk that the tide of public opinion among his base could turn.
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It's because he can't remember what he said last month. Or last week. Or yesterday. Or even what he said at the start of his current sentence. It all seems to be a constant flow-of-conscience from an unfiltered narcissist's degrading brain.
Well put.
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Why is it business-as-usual that the President gets to call the Election rigged, declaring massive voter fraud, and no one bats an eye?
How have we gotten to a stage when we offhandedly dismiss the claims of direct attacks on our Democracy because they come from a known conspiracy nut who just happens to be the Commander-in-Chief?
How is it not a Constitutional Crisis when the rational thing to do is to disregard what the sitting president says?
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Why is it business-as-usual that the President gets to call the Election rigged, declaring massive voter fraud, and no one bats an eye?
How have we gotten to a stage when we offhandedly dismiss the claims of direct attacks on our Democracy because they come from a known conspiracy nut who just happens to be the Commander-in-Chief?
How is it not a Constitutional Crisis when the rational thing to do is to disregard what the sitting president says?
Yes.
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I get the feeling he's worried about how badly refusing to honour the fallen will have played in the military.
That and the VA Benefits payment issues.
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Old 16th November 2018, 07:02 AM   #265
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Why is it business-as-usual that the President gets to call the Election rigged, declaring massive voter fraud, and no one bats an eye?
How have we gotten to a stage when we offhandedly dismiss the claims of direct attacks on our Democracy because they come from a known conspiracy nut who just happens to be the Commander-in-Chief?
How is it not a Constitutional Crisis when the rational thing to do is to disregard what the sitting president says?
I don't see how it would be a constitutional crisis. There is no constitutional rule about a politician running their mouth.

A situation you can middle through is not a crisis.
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I don't see how it would be a constitutional crisis. There is no constitutional rule about a politician running their mouth.

A situation you can middle through is not a crisis.
And there's no costitutional rule about POTUS squatting atop the Resolute desk and pinching out a loaf, either. We can middle through that, too.
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Is Trump actually treating veterans any worse than every other president ever?
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Is Trump actually treating veterans any worse than every other president ever?
No. The VA has been a rolling dumpster fire for a good while now, the only thing any politicians has ever cared about in regards to veterans is their ability to be used as a talking point, and for all the "President Bonespurs" jokes it's not like military service has really been a big part of any President's background for a while now.
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Maybe it's an opportunity to throw him out of the chopper and into the flames. With all that Fake Hair!, a human MOAB.
That may not be such a good idea - think of all of the embers that would be blasted out into un-burnt areas from the blast...
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Is Trump actually treating veterans any worse than every other president ever?
he has claimed that he would do more for veterans than every other president ever.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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"It is our sacred duty to support America’s Service Members every single day they wear the uniform – and every day after when they return home as Veterans. Together we will HONOR those who defend us, we will CHERISH those who protect us, and we will celebrate the amazing heroes..."
Unless it's raining of course.
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Unless it's raining of course.
Rain? Where?????
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Unless it's raining of course.
... and only if they didn't get captured by the enemy. Or killed, because they knew what they were getting into.
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In his defense it is possible rain would either dissolve Trump like the Wicked Witch of the West or make him multiply like Gremlins.
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Judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta's press credentials

https://thehill.com/regulation/court...in-cnn-dispute

I eagerly await the tweet dumpster fire!
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I've really enjoyed reading about his temper tantrums and his brooding since returning from Paris. His outbursts on Twitter betray some real, first-class suffering going on. Now, his wife has made him look whipped. His suffering is so beautiful. The reports that he's gaining weight and his health is deteriorating just make my heart sing.
It's delicious, isn't it? And this before the Democratic Party takes control of all those House committees. There'll be no Merry Xmas in the White House this year.
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he has claimed that he would do more for veterans than every other president ever.
I'd be surprised if Trump hasn't claimed to have already done more for veterans than any other president.
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I'd be surprised if Trump hasn't claimed to have already done more for veterans than any other president.
Oh, but he has:
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“I’ve done more for the vets than any President has done, certainly in many, many decades, with Choice and with other things, as you know. …If you look at Choice — Choice alone — I mean, just take a look at what we’ve done with Choice.”
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Old 16th November 2018, 10:51 AM   #279
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Trump has just declared that "there are more people working in the United States right now, at this moment, than have ever worked before."

There are also more people in the US than ever before. But don't let that stop ya, Donnie.

ETA: OMG...he's on again right now bragging about how he won the election easily, citing the electoral college votes and claiming what a wonderful campaign he ran vs. Clinton. He also claimed he wrote his written answers to Mueller's question, not his lawyers. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight, Donnie. Sure ya did.

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Old 16th November 2018, 11:05 AM   #280
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Why is it business-as-usual that the President gets to call the Election rigged, declaring massive voter fraud, and no one bats an eye?
How have we gotten to a stage when we offhandedly dismiss the claims of direct attacks on our Democracy because they come from a known conspiracy nut who just happens to be the Commander-in-Chief?
How is it not a Constitutional Crisis when the rational thing to do is to disregard what the sitting president says?

I spent the better part of 15 years here trying to explain to various conspiracy theorists that the promotion of their ideas was a danger to the health of western democracies, because democracy ultimately relies on trust between the members of society. If enough people decide that "It's all rigged" or some such thing, then democracy will simply stop working, regardless of whether or not it actually is rigged.

Lately I've been thinking we're at the point where we just have to let the idiots screw everything up, so that they can see how badly they've screwed things up. Warning them about it hasn't worked so far, and I can't see any reason why further warnings will work any better.

I may be wrong about that, and the recent US election gives me some small spark of hope, but it flickers fitfully under the smothering weight of cynicism.


Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
he has claimed that he would do more for veterans than every other president ever.

"for"; "to"; it's an easy typo to make.
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