Politics in 2018

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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:47 pm

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“A senior National Security Council official proposed withdrawing some U.S. military forces from Eastern Europe as an overture to Vladimir Putin during the early days of the Trump presidency, according to two former administration officials.”
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Nymr83 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:43 am

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A bipartisan (they still do those?) deal on Immigration may be coming:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senators-say-they-are-close-deal-daca-border-security-n836596

I like DACA as a policy, just not as the executive order that it was - laws should be passed by Congress and Trump was (for once) right* to demand Congress pass a law if they like it too.

And, while I like the policy on its own, I also like some of the things Republicans can extract in negotiations such as changes to things like the 'lottery' that lets people in to the country, expanded background checks, and border security (which doesnt need to mean a brick wall)

oh and if you'd like to laugh at Trump reading a prepared statement and looking like he is trying to decide how to pronounce 'DACA', here you go:

https://www.facebook.com/PresidentdjtUSA/videos/236293983578285/


*Trump was right in the same way that a stopped clock is right twice a day, i doubt he harbors any true ideals of a properly functioning government.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Fman99 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 am

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Nymr83 wrote:oh and if you'd like to laugh at Trump reading a prepared statement and looking like he is trying to decide how to pronounce 'DACA', here you go:


I thought I'd give this a listen to see if I could get any amusement, but I shut it off mere seconds after it started. It occurs to me that I go to great lengths to not hear this man's voice. In any context.

I do stay attuned to events in the news but I prefer to read it myself, and hear it in my head in my voice, as opposed to having it read to me. I do the same thing when reading news online; I mute any news tab as soon as I open it.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Nymr83 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:20 am

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I prefer reading to watching in general as well. But if you really want trump to amuse you, the voice is essential
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby metsmarathon » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:40 am

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and if you really want trump to sicken you to the core, the voice is equally essential.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Nymr83 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:16 am

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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Ceetar » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:34 am

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yes I love the using the lives and well-being of Americans/humans as political tools. It's like the CHIP thing that's literally just cruelty and incompetence.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:13 pm

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So what shithole country did your family come from?
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby MFS62 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:32 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:So what shithole country did your family come from?

Not Norway.

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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Nymr83 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:47 am

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i do agree with one thing Trump tweeted - that he should 'probably record future meetings' - the impeachment potential would be endless!
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Fman99 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:54 am

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Sadly, being a piece of racist garbage is not in and of itself a cause for impeachment.

Now, the 25th amendment, on the other hand...
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby metsmarathon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:10 pm

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it's almost as if our president has a fundamental lack of understanding of immigration everything.
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running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby cooby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:22 pm

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The people that voted for him probably agree with him :/

Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm

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The 25th amendment is a non-starter. Too many hoops and too many Trump flunkies for it to work. Impeachment can't even get started until Democrats have at least one house of Congress. So we're stuck with President Shithole for a while yet.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 pm

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Re: Politics in 2018

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Edgy MD wrote:So what shithole country did your family come from?


America.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Lefty Specialist » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:37 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Lesson of 2016: NEVER say never.



Sure, he might start wandering the streets of DC in his pajamas mumbling about precious bodily fluids, but short of that, the 25th is unlikely.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Ashie62 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:57 am

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A bit O.T. but Hawaii was not nuked 6 hours ago.

Re: Politics in 2018

Postby MFS62 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:56 am

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Lefty Specialist wrote:
Edgy MD wrote:Lesson of 2016: NEVER say never.



Sure, he might start wandering the streets of DC in his pajamas mumbling about precious bodily fluids, but short of that, the 25th is unlikely.

Never happen. He's saving those fluids for Sarah Huckabee.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby 41Forever » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:11 am

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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Nymr83 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 am

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plenty of idiots run for office but most, other than the big orange idiot, don't make it through the primaries.

As a Republican, I'd strongly welcome Manning as the dem candidate
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Lefty Specialist » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:13 pm

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Payton Manning or Eli Manning or Dakota Fanning or Carol Channing would have a better chance. Somehow, I don't think Ben Cardin is the slightest bit worried. I mean, really.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Lefty Specialist » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:30 pm

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Much more interesting in the Senate 'Never Say Never' category is Beto O'Rourke running against Ted Cruz in Texas. You want to pick an upset special, that's it. Cruz is a phony and the most hated man in Washington DC. Well, okay, second-most hated.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby MFS62 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am

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If at work today I get a call from customers in Arizona, I'm going to greet them with "happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day".
IIRC, that's the only State that doesn't celebrate this day.
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Re: Politics in 2018

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 am

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It's been a while since that was true. King Day is holiday in all US territories and states. You can wish all your customers Happy King Day.

And Happy King Day.
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