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Taq
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Message 1846 of 2127 (852435)
05-10-2019 4:58 PM
Reply to: Message 1845 by JonF
05-10-2019 4:41 PM


Re: Our President
Faith writes:


{So many people have attested to his golf cheating that there is no question he does it. But It's OK If You're A Republican, right Faith?}

Cheating at golf is hardly the worse he's done. He's cheated on every one of his wives, including his current one.


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Message 1847 of 2127 (852437)
05-10-2019 5:50 PM
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05-10-2019 4:41 PM


Re: Our President
Somehow, the expression "stealing candy from children" comes to mind. Or just plain stealing from children.

Edited by dwise1, : added second sentence


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Message 1848 of 2127 (852441)
05-10-2019 9:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1847 by dwise1
05-10-2019 5:50 PM


Re: Our President
I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops.

- Jeffrey Pelt, National Security Adviser, The Hunt for Red October.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 1849 of 2127 (852442)
05-10-2019 9:50 PM
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05-10-2019 4:41 PM


Re: Our President
Oh, I forgot to include: word is he's a pretty good golfer and could win quite often without cheating.
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Message 1850 of 2127 (852532)
05-13-2019 9:14 AM


Trump is clueless about who pays tarrifs
The Impact of the 2018 Trade War on U.S. Prices and Welfare

quote:
This paper explores the impacts of the Trump administration’s trade policy on prices and welfare. Over the course of 2018, the U.S. experienced substantial increases in the prices of intermediates and final goods, dramatic changes to its supply-chain network, reductions in availability of imported varieties, and complete passthrough of the tariffs into domestic prices of imported goods. Overall, using standard economic methods, we find that the full incidence of the tariff falls on domestic consumers, with a reduction in U.S. real income of $1.4 billion per month by the end of 2018. We also see similar patterns for foreign countries who have retaliated against the U.S., which indicates that the trade war also reduced real income for other countries

Which, of course, is obvious to anyone left or right who gives the most cursory thought to the question.

Edited by JonF, : No reason given.


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Message 1851 of 2127 (852533)
05-13-2019 9:27 AM
Reply to: Message 1850 by JonF
05-13-2019 9:14 AM


Re: Trump is clueless about who pays tarrifs
Does anyone remain on the Right who gives even cursory thought to any question?

Hell hath no fury like a white man scorned. If you take nothing else from the Senate's confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, take that much. -- Kai Wright

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Message 1852 of 2127 (852546)
05-13-2019 2:22 PM
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05-10-2019 9:50 PM


Re: Our President
Oh, I forgot to include: word is he's a pretty good golfer and could win quite often without cheating.

I've heard that too. Who was it who said that? John Barron? David Dennison? (see)


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Message 1853 of 2127 (852547)
05-13-2019 2:31 PM
Reply to: Message 1852 by dwise1
05-13-2019 2:22 PM


Re: Our President
I'm pretty sure Donald has said this on many occasions.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 1854 of 2127 (852549)
05-13-2019 3:01 PM
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05-13-2019 2:31 PM


Re: Our President
I'm pretty sure Donald has said this on many occasions.

Follow the link in Message 1852 (link copied here) to discover who John Barron, David Dennison, John Miller, and Carolin Gallego are.


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Message 1855 of 2127 (852551)
05-13-2019 3:28 PM
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05-13-2019 3:01 PM


Re: Our President
My way of saying I knew that.

Smile! It was funny!

ROFL!

Alright. I'll let myself out.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 1856 of 2127 (852583)
05-14-2019 9:03 AM


Trump Administration likes FGM
Remember Female Genita Mutilation?

There's been a law against it for 20 years.

quote:
Last month, solicitor general Noel Francisco, third-ranking official at the Justice Department, sent a letter to Dianne Feinstein alerting the California senator that Trump’s DOJ would no longer defend the law in court. This follows a ruling by a federal judge named Bernard Friedman in the Eastern District of Michigan, who struck down the law as unconstitutional noting that the FGM ban didn’t “require interstate activity” to make FGM illegal. In other words, the judge believed there needs to be explicit interstate language to make the federal law valid, and that simply isn’t the case

The Trump administration is refusing to defend the national ban on torturing young girls in the most awful and breathtakingly indefensible way imaginable, depriving innocent victims from enjoying relatively normal lives, depriving them of sexual pleasure, and depriving them of the ability to become pregnant, while sentencing them to lives of pain, despair and psychological torment.


https://www.rawstory.com/...ban-on-female-genital-mutilation


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Message 1857 of 2127 (852584)
05-14-2019 9:40 AM
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05-14-2019 9:03 AM


Re: Trump Administration likes FGM
I admit that I was a bit confused when I first heard this story. The current US Rightwing ideology basically comes down to: "Stuff I hate should be prohibited and is unconstitutional. Stuff I like is allowed and should be constitutional." And they've never let consistency stand in their way of twisting the Constitution to make up support for their positions. So the Trump Administration refuses to make up a Constitutional position against FGM? If they're just too damn lazy, they could just keep to the position in the suit that was going forward.

Hell hath no fury like a white man scorned. If you take nothing else from the Senate's confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, take that much. -- Kai Wright

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Message 1858 of 2127 (852591)
05-14-2019 12:41 PM


Calumniating Barr: the latest tactic
Message 2862
Percy writes:

Through his false characterization of Mueller report conclusions, by his exoneration of Trump of any obstruction of justice, and by his referring to FBI surveillance as spying, Barr has revealed himself as a Trump partisan, the president's attorney, and not the people's lawyer.

Actually he's probably the most honest one connected to this stuff, really IS working for the people and not for Trump. The reason you're confused is that you've bought the tale that the Muller report was honest. You are complaining that there is no good reason for Barr to investigate the report, but that ignores the fact that there was never any good reason for the Muller report in the first place. There were no criminal charges which would be the normal cause for such an investigation, and it came rather suspiciously on the heels of the exoneration of Hillary for what was clearly obstruction of justice and campaign tampering.

Muller explicitly told Barr when Barr asked if he'd misrepresented the report in his four page note on its principal points that no, he hadn't. Muller said he was bothered by the media coverage but not that Barr had misrepresented the report. But the false story sticks anyway.

Trump WAS exonerated of obstruction of justice. The job of the Muller investigation was to identify criminal behavior that could be prosecuted. He found none, and that is the end of the story by any reasonable measure, but he wrote the second part of the report to pile on innuendoes that Trump enemies magnify into charges that don't exist. So much of this whole "probe" is pure fantasy based on nothing more than personal dislike of Trump.

Later Chiroptera insinuates that the redactions were "strategic" so Durham's will be too. The redactions were required by law and there is every reason to believe Barr pushed the ******** as far as he could to avoid them. And it was a law written by Democrats back in the Clinton era too. Nevertheless they've been screaming for Barr to break the law and let them see the whole thing. Somebody mentioned that a lot of this is the fault of Trump's not doing a good enough job of defending his case. That could be.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 1859 of 2127 (852592)
05-14-2019 1:01 PM
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05-14-2019 12:41 PM


Re: Calumniating Barr: the latest tactic
Faith writes:

The reason you're confused is that you've bought the tale that the Muller report was honest.


The reason you're confused is that you've bought the tale that Trump is honest.

Hippopotamus.

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Message 1860 of 2127 (852593)
05-14-2019 1:10 PM
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05-14-2019 1:01 PM


Re: Calumniating Barr: the latest tactic
Yes I believe he's honest, not clearheaded about a lot of things but honest, not articulate at times when he needs to be but honest. I think he's actually naïve. He knows there are all these forces arrayed against him but somehow he doesn't deal with them as if he knows it. People don't **** his personality, his bumpkinish ways, his lack of class, but none of that makes him dishonest.
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