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JonF
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Message 3736 of 3743 (869928)
01-08-2020 7:01 PM


Selling the story
GOP Sen. Mike Lee furious after an 'insulting' Senate briefing on Trump's Iran strike: 'The worst briefing ... on a military issue I've seen in 9 years'

  • Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was furious on Wednesday after a Senate briefing on President Donald Trump's decision to order an airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
  • Lee called it "probably the worst briefing, at least on a military issue, I've seen in nine years I've been here."
  • He said he "walked into that briefing undecided" on whether to support a war-powers resolution being pushed by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. The resolution would limit the Trump administration's ability to take further military action against Iran without congressional authorization.
  • "That briefing is what changed my mind," Lee said. "I'm now going to support it."
  • Other lawmakers — both Republican and Democratic — also ripped the Trump administration after being briefed on the strike, saying they saw little evidence to support such drastic measures against Iran.

The administration's story isn't selling well.

A more complete quote from Lee:

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I had hoped and expected to see more information outlining the moral and legal justification. The briefing lasted only 75 minutes whereupon our briefers left. This is not the biggest problem I had with the briefing, which I might add is the worst briefing I've seen, at least on a military issue, in the nine years I've served on the United States Senate. What I found so distressing about the briefing is one of the messages we received from the briefers was "do not discuss, do not debate the issue of appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran and if so, you'll be emboldening Iran." The idea we would be less safe by having a debate or discussion about the appropriateness of further military involvement.

So already any questions or dissent are un-American

  
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Message 3737 of 3743 (869953)
01-09-2020 11:23 AM


Barr
NYC Bar Association gives Bill Barr a stunning rebuke — and asks Congress to investigate him for bias

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The New York City Bar Association has taken the extraordinary step of asking Congress to investigate Attorney General Bill Barr for being too politically biased to faithfully execute his duties as America’s top law enforcement official.

Bloomberg reports that the Bar Association is claiming that Barr’s recent statements and actions indicate that he may be enabling and encouraging “political partisans willing to use the levers of government to empower certain groups over others.”

The association also accuses Barr of disregarding “fundamental obligations in several public statements during the past few months,” including his duty to “act impartially, to avoid even the appearance of partiality and impropriety, and to avoid manifesting bias, prejudice or partisanship in the exercise of official responsibilities.”



  
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Message 3738 of 3743 (869996)
01-10-2020 3:04 PM


Trump reckons he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
Trump says someone else got his Nobel peace prize

The award is decided by intelligent and discerning people.

So no.

Edited by vimesey, : No reason given.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

  
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Message 3739 of 3743 (870171)
01-13-2020 5:04 PM



  
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Message 3740 of 3743 (870266)
01-15-2020 2:58 PM


He's just stupid
Trump literally unable to read US Constitution while filming HBO documentary: New book

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In one episode from the book, Trump agreed early in his presidency to take part in an HBO documentary featuring judges, lawmakers and all the living presidents reading aloud from the Constitution.

But Trump struggles and stumbles over the words, according to the book, and blames others in the room for his bungling.

“It’s like a foreign language,” he complained, according to the book.



The guy couldn't hack it in fourth grade.

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Message 3741 of 3743 (870279)
01-15-2020 6:30 PM
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01-15-2020 2:58 PM


Re: He's just stupid
To be fair, he probably got confused when he couldn't find the part that says, "The President can do whatever he wants and everyone else can just suck it."

For this generation of far-right nationalists, religion is not a question of ethical conduct; it is purely about identity and peoplehood. -- Jan-Werner Müller

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Message 3742 of 3743 (870280)
01-15-2020 9:45 PM


Holy Carp!
WTF Do The Parnas Texts Show, And Can We Splain Them You? YES! (trigger: extreme liberal snark) has a good explanation of the current fustercluck.

There's evidence that Lutsenko* explicitly linked him making up incriminating claims about Hunter Biden to ousting Ambassador Yovanovitch. Another important element in the web of this Ukraine scandal.

And there's evidence that Trump was in on it all. Not quite a smoking gun, but requires investigation. Lev Parnas: Trump knew everything.

Of course McConnell has Trump’s back. There's literally no level of criminality would affect the Faiths and Marc9000, and McConnell and Trump don't care what anyone else thinks. So Trump won't be convicted. That could affect quite a few voter's opinions.

*Ukrainian prosecutor, corrupt but less corrupt than his predecessor whom Joe Biden and everybody else attacked as corrupted.


  
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Message 3743 of 3743 (870281)
01-15-2020 9:45 PM


Holy Carp!
WTF Do The Parnas Texts Show, And Can We Splain Them You? YES! (trigger: extreme liberal snark) has a good explanation of the current fustercluck.

There's evidence that Lutsenko* explicitly linked him making up incriminating claims about Hunter Biden to ousting Ambassador Yovanovitch. A different quid pro quo and another important element in the web of this Ukraine scandal.

And there's evidence that Trump was in on it all. Not quite a smoking gun, but requires investigation. Lev Parnas: Trump knew everything.

Of course McConnell has Trump’s back. There's literally no level of criminality that would affect the Faiths and Marc9000s, and McConnell and Trump don't care what anyone else thinks. So Trump won't be convicted. That could affect quite a few voter's opinions.

*Ukrainian prosecutor, corrupt but less corrupt than his predecessor whom Joe Biden and everybody else attacked as corrupted.

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