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#18521  Postby BlackBart » Jan 11, 2020 1:48 pm

Animavore wrote:Depressing read about the dismantling of National Parks under President Scumbag.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... m7J5-X7v2A


Seeing Yosemite Valley from the tunnel view is one of the view times in my life I've said 'Wow' and actually meant it.

America, please don't let that unmitigated prick turn it into a golf course.

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#18522  Postby Owdhat » Jan 11, 2020 5:54 pm

I wonder if Trump realizes that he was the root cause of all those plane passenger deaths? Just shows what consequences actions can have at that level, and when those action look to have been poorly thought through in the first place it beggars belief he's still there. We live in interesting times.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18523  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2020 8:34 pm

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#18524  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 11, 2020 8:39 pm

Not sure whether I am happy or sad to say that doesn't work as we're autonomic breathers.
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#18525  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2020 8:43 pm

Maybe we can add underwater.


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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18526  Postby Macdoc » Jan 11, 2020 9:06 pm

He's a toad ....he can breathe through his skin ....didn't you notice the orange skin.

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#18527  Postby Caper » Jan 11, 2020 9:17 pm

Spearthrower wrote:Not sure whether I am happy or sad to say that doesn't work as we're autonomic breathers.


Uh, we're talking about King Canute here.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18528  Postby i have no avatar » Jan 11, 2020 9:30 pm

BlackBart wrote:
America, please don't let that unmitigated prick turn it into a golf course.


Of course (no pun intended), undoubtedly owned by the DumFukinFuhrer himself.
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#18529  Postby Alan C » Jan 12, 2020 12:39 am

Caper wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:Not sure whether I am happy or sad to say that doesn't work as we're autonomic breathers.


Uh, we're talking about King Canute here.
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#18530  Postby Animavore » Jan 12, 2020 6:47 am

During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, the president spoke about his positive relationship with Saudi Arabia, including how the country is paying to use American troops. Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who until recently was a Republican, responded to Trump’s remarks in a tweet, saying, “He sells troops.”

“Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. “I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying us. They’ve already deposited $1 billion in the bank.”

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#18531  Postby felltoearth » Jan 12, 2020 5:02 pm

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During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, the president spoke about his positive relationship with Saudi Arabia, including how the country is paying to use American troops. Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who until recently was a Republican, responded to Trump’s remarks in a tweet, saying, “He sells troops.”

“Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. “I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying us. They’ve already deposited $1 billion in the bank.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... sh-936623/

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18532  Postby OlivierK » Jan 13, 2020 8:38 am

What's a billion to either Saudi or the US?

Saudis must be fucking pissing themselves laughing that the country their citizens attacked on 9/11 will put out militarily for 30 pieces of silver. Trump's not even fucking smart enough to be embarrassed.
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#18533  Postby Hermit » Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am

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No, it won't. Trump will reply that he routinely holds his breath for 40 minutes.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18534  Postby Alan C » Jan 13, 2020 10:15 am

Maybe he'll just drop the pretense, eliminate the armed services and promote Blackwater as America's standing army.
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#18535  Postby Tero » Jan 13, 2020 1:42 pm

Do you want president Trump to have nuclear weapons? He would use them in Iran
Though the United States has never made any public or explicit nuclear threat against Iran, in the past year, it has deployed a new nuclear weapon which increases the prospects for nuclear war. The new nuclear weapon, called the W76-2, is a "low yield" missile warhead intended for exactly the type of Iran scenario that played out in the last days of the Obama administration. Military sources directly involved in nuclear war planning say there has been no formal change in war plans with regard to Iran under the Trump administration, but the deployment of what they say is this "more usable" weapon, changes the nuclear calculus.

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18536  Postby Tero » Jan 13, 2020 2:56 pm

Trump and pals have mastered the social media. You just shout out slogans on Twitter. Buzzwords: socialsism, Ukraine, Biden, exteme leftists. If you respond and mention socialism, you lose. If you don't mention socialism, they win over all the people they won last time. Just by repeating the slogan. Because people fear socialism. The government is going to tell you how to do everything and no "freedom."

Democrats have failed to capitalize on Twitter. There are some pundits , but we need the Democratic candidate to engage the public fully in social media, once we have one. Slogans, not long paragraphs of explanation on medicare for all.
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#18537  Postby Seabass » Jan 15, 2020 10:52 pm


Calls mount for investigation of possible surveillance on Marie Yovanovitch

Former diplomats and congressional Democrats have responded with fury to revelations that associates of Donald Trump’s lawyer may have carried out surveillance on the US ambassador to Ukraine.

There was also considerable anger at the silence of the state department after the House intelligence committee released WhatsApp messages on Tuesday evening between the Florida businessman Lev Parnas and a Trump donor, Robert Hyde – who both have links to Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney and all-purpose fixer who has been a central figure in Trump’s impeachment.

In the texts, Hyde, who is a Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut, implies he was in touch with people in Ukraine who were monitoring the movements and communications of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Kyiv who Trump ordered removed from her post in April. He also hinted he could arrange for Yovanovitch to be removed for the right price.

In March 2019, Hyde wrote to Parnas, “Wow. Can’t believe Trumo [sic] hasn’t fired this bitch. I’ll get right in [sic] that.”

The two men then exchanged a string of messages about the ambassador’s whereabouts.

“She under heavy protection outside Kiev,” Hyde wrote to Parnas, adding two days later: “They are moving her tomorrow.”

“The guys over there asked me what I would like to do and what is in it for them,” wrote Hyde, who has posted pictures of himself with Trump and Giuliani on social media. “She’s talked to three people. Her phone is off. Computer is off. She’s next to the embassy. Not in the embassy.”

“They are willing to help if you/we would like a price,” said Hyde.

“Guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money … what I was told,” Hyde wrote in another text, to which, Parnas responded: “LOL.”

John Herbst, who was ambassador to Kyiv before Yovanovitch, cautioned that it was not clear whether the implied surveillance actually happened or was an idle boast.

“If it’s real, it’s outrageous,” Herbst said. “Masha Yovanovitch is a real pro. She was used to being surveilled by the FSB [Russian intelligence], but if she’s being surveilled by a private American, that is truly dark side activity.”

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18538  Postby Seabass » Jan 15, 2020 11:53 pm

It is still totally surreal that this man is actually president. I will never get used to this.



Trump's complaints about new dishwashers are nuts and suggest he's never used one in his life

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"You don't get any water!" -- POTUS transitions from complaining about dishwashers to complaining about sinks, toilets, and showers. He then starts bragging about his hair.

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18539  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jan 16, 2020 7:18 am

It'll be "interesting" (in what could be a horrible "we're so fucked way") to see what actually happens when Republican senators are put on the spot over whether they will continue to support such a transparently crooked, venal, corrupt, mendacious, etc (add your own adjectives) president in the face of what is increasingly overwhelming evidence (hahaha - no really, his own fucking tweets make him unfit for office, any office).

You'd hope they'll do the right thing rather than be forever complicit with him. Thus far they've just been supportive of the party and been able to duck supporting Trump directly. (Mostly, McConnel is essentially a "made man" now.)

I really hope for you folks (and the rest of us) that when/if the vote comes enough senators will flip or abstain rather than sign up for some kind of organised criminal kleptocracy.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18540  Postby aban57 » Jan 16, 2020 8:19 am

I think it will eventually come down to one question for each GOP senator : does he need Trump base's votes to be re-elected.
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