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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Good. If I get that post, we can all have a IReunion on some superposh Pacific Island. And I'll bring lots of free gun samples.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Enzo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:13 pm

His latest:

We should take the guns from the mentally defective or bad guys of whoever he thinks is the problem, and worry about "due process" later.

Yep, the constitution is now optional.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:07 pm

That's not anything new, but I don't think it's ever been said so overtly by a sitting president before.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Rex T is extinct . . .

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Lance » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:57 pm

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Trump, Trump, Trump, another one bites the dust...

FAZ put it succinctly: Tillerson falls into the shithole (where the word they use, Drecksloch, is not as outspoekenly vulgar as shittole is. It's still quality journalism, mind you!)
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Tillerson didn't strike me as generally inept, and mostly garden variety evil. A typical good-old-boy's-club tycoon type. As Secretary of State, he came across mostly as a guy who didn't feel like trying.

I don't know anything at all about Pompeo, but I fear Gina Haspel is evil incarnate.

Meanwhile, the centrist Democrat candidate in a congressional district Trump carried by 20 percentage points may have won the representative seat in their special election. The results aren't final, yet, and are close enough that a recount may be mandated.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:24 pm

Pompeo was a Trump firebreather advocating close ties to Russia when he was in Congress. F.A.Z. writes, that, apparently, he won over a dispirited staff at the CIA, listening to them and showing some respect. Maybe he can pull that off as Secretary as well - learning a fewe things about Russia, allies, and reliability on the way. Things Tillerson didn't, and didn't want to learn.

I share your fears about Gina Hapel.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby g-one » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:42 pm

Apparently Jim Carrey is being accused of being part of the illuminati for painting portraits like this and others :lol: :


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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 pm

CNN is reporting that the FBI executed search warrants at Michael Cohen's office today. For those of you playing along at home, Michael Cohen is the lawyer who allegedly mortgaged his house and set up an LLC to pay $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) for....reasons which were not at all related to her claims that she had an affair with Trump.
Asked about the Daniels controversy last week, Trump said he did not know about the payment and declined to comment further, instead referring questions to Cohen.
"You'll have to ask Michael Cohen," Trump said. "Michael is my attorney. You'll have to ask Michael."


To which the FBI has apparently replied "Don't mind if we do."

Edit: I should have worded the "not having anything to do with..." section differently. I think the argument is that Cohen and Trump say that Clifford's claims are false, but that Cohen decided to pay Clifford to be quiet, anyway. In other words, it had everything to do with the claims. Mea culpa. However, it will be most interesting to see if any of the documents seized will prove or disprove Clifford's claims, and whether or not the payoff was just Cohen's idea. In the end, I don't suppose that it will make much of a difference; if Clinton getting a blowjob in the Oval Office didn't get him impeached, I doubt having an affair long before becoming President will have any real impact on Trump.

Edit #2: I forgot - whom doing whom and when not withstanding, the payoff may have been illegal. So, there's that, I guess.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:53 am

If Cohen made a payment on behalf of Trump it probably violates campaign funding laws.

The issue here is that Trump is relying on a non-disclosure agreement to keep Ms Daniels quiet. Trump says he knows nothing about it, Cohen didn't sign the deed either as an individual or as an agent so it is in fact simply a piece of paper. Or in legal terms "a worthless piece of paper". This means that Ms Daniels can do and say what she likes until Trump goes to court to try and enforce the NDA. This isn't someone suing Trump, this is Trump having to sue someone else. After many years of Trump simply saying "So what, what are you going to do about it?" this is Ms Daniels and Avenatti saying just that to Trump.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Lance » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:05 pm

MM_Dandy wrote:if Clinton getting a blowjob in the Oval Office didn't get him impeached

But it did. Well, lying about it did.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Halcyon Dayz, FCD » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:08 pm

MM_Dandy wrote:Edit #2: I forgot - whom doing whom and when not withstanding, the payoff may have been illegal. So, there's that, I guess.

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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:33 pm

Lance wrote:
MM_Dandy wrote:if Clinton getting a blowjob in the Oval Office didn't get him impeached

But it did. Well, lying about it did.

Technically true. "Removed from office" was the term I was looking for.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Lianachan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Trump and Treeza would do well to study this diagram, given Syrian developments. It's not complicated, really.

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Also, the UK government have so far killed over 120,000 of its own citizens through their austerity policies. Shouldn't Syria be bombing us, if treatment of civilians is an excuse for us to attack?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:31 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
So this Michael Cohen thing is good for something, anyway.
On Friday, Cohen's legal team argued that they need to go through all the documents seized by the FBI to remove any that would constitute attorney-client privilege between Cohen and his hundreds or perhaps even thousands of other clients besides Trump. The judge, rightfully smelling something putrid asked them to come up with the actual number of clients. They immediately started hemming and hawing, so the judge gave them a couple of hours to compile the complete list of clients. As it happens, someone was taking pictures of Cohen smoking cigars with some friends of his while this was going on. He was decidedly available. And yet, when the deadline had passed, Cohen's team wasn't able to provide the list or even a definite number. The judge, not amused, gave them until today to get the list, and to make sure that Cohen was in attendance.

Today, Cohen did show up in court, and his team had the list of all of his clients. Except, he didn't have thousands, or hundreds, or even tens of clients. He only had three. His team readily revealed what was already publicly known: Trump and Elliot Brody were two of Cohen's clients. But, they weren't willing to name the third. I don't know exactly what they cited, but the judge apparently wasn't having any of it. So, they revealed the third client: Sean Hannity.

Now, Sean Hannity is probably Trump's loudest stooge at Fox News. Especially since O'Reilly "retired." And as far as I know, he hasn't done anything illegal. But what a coincidence! Why hadn't Hannity ever disclosed this while (barely) reporting on the raid and the fallout? Is or was Cohen one of Hannity's "sources?" Are there other Trump connections within Fox News? Can you imagine the indignation and condemnation at Fox News if it had been, say, Anderson Cooper, instead?

It's a shame that what should be a crisis of integrity and credibility probably won't amount to much among Fox's ardent viewers. Hannity has already shrugged it off, tweeting that he's only ever asked Cohen for legal advice. About real estate. You know, kind of like Trump.

Edited to add: Oh, yeah, I had forgotten about Roger Stone -
Jules Suzdaltsev (Twitter Account) wrote:Remember when Julian Assange referenced “other channels” when he thought he was talking to Sean Hannity... then it turned out that Hannity and Trump share a lawyer... a lawyer that had direct ties to Assange through Roger Stone? Boy, we might have to build a whole new prison.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:23 pm

Boy do I love this cover!

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Tile: Who will save the West
Sub: It's about freedom and Democracy. Macron needs help, but Germany's failing.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:20 pm

CNN pointed out an obvious thing which I did not realize until they pointed it out: Hannity's denial of attorney-client relationship with Cohen strikes a hard blow against Cohen's argument that he had any privileged documents among those seized by the FBI.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Мастер » Sun May 06, 2018 5:41 pm

Arneb wrote:Boy do I love this cover!

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Tile: Who will save the West
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Mon May 07, 2018 9:19 am

That was a good read, wasn't it?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Мастер » Mon May 07, 2018 9:47 am

I said “gekauft”, not “gelesen” :)
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Jared is doing a great job on this whole Middle East peace thing.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon May 14, 2018 6:29 pm

But...Jerusalem is off the table, now! Don't they realize this? Why are they still fighting?
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Mon May 21, 2018 8:54 pm

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Hey, at least Lady Liberty can now tickle his bronze balls. Great symbolism, that.
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Re: President Donald J. Trump

Postby Arneb » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:08 am

Translation: The people, that's me - the age of the autocrats.
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