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#1496254 --- 03/06/17 09:57 AM "Unhinged & Dangerous:
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The paramount question is how much longer before this sociopath gets the hook...


'Unhinged & Dangerous': The Old Trump is Back. In Fact, He Never Left

Robert Reich Blog
March 06, 2017

It seems an eternity ago but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and stuck to the teleprompter without going off the deep end – eliciting rapturous praise from the media.

“Donald Trump at his most presidential,“gushed NBC; “a recitation of hopes and dreams for the nation,” oozed NPR; “the most presidential speech Mr. Trump has ever given — delivered at precisely the moment he needed to project sobriety, seriousness of purpose and self-discipline,” raved the New York Times; “he did something tonight that you cannot take away from him. He became president of the United States,” rhapsodized CNN’s Van Jones.

The bar was so low that all Trump needed to do was not sound nuts and he was “presidential.”

But that all ended Saturday morning when the old Trump – the “birther,” the hatemonger, the thin-skinned paranoid, the liar, the reckless ranter, the vindictive narcissist, the whack-o conman – reemerged in a series of unprecedented and unverified accusations about his predecessor.

In truth, the old Trump was there all along, and he will always be there. He’s unhinged and dangerous. The sooner congressional Republicans accept this, and take action to remove him – whether through impeachment or the 25th Amendment – the better for all of us.


Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine has named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. His widely-read blog can be found at www.robertreich.org.
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#1496256 --- 03/06/17 10:18 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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There is no longer any doubt in my mind that the man holding the most powerful position in the world is mentally unstable. It is hard to think of anything more dangerous that this situation the whole world is in now.

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#1496257 --- 03/06/17 10:19 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine has named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. His widely-read blog can be found at www.robertreich.org.
I didn't realize that until I just read this. That is quite an honor.

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#1496261 --- 03/06/17 11:49 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine has named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. His widely-read blog can be found at www.robertreich.org.
I didn't realize that until I just read this. That is quite an honor.

May the comprehensive wisdom of Robert Reich flourish in your mind:
http://www.attn.com/stories/11210/native-americans-protest-oil-pipeline-north-dakota
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#1496262 --- 03/06/17 11:49 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trum...b07028b703cbd4?

After federal judges struck down the ban, the administration went back to the drawing board. A new order signed Monday with little fanfare ― no cameras were even present ― is a backdown of monumental proportions: The only travelers banned are those without visas from six nations ― Iraq was scratched from the list. And with or without this order, those without visas were already barred from traveling to the U.S.

The new order represents a major political defeat for the Trump administration, which decided to shove aside the dozens of lawsuits that were filed after the first order was signed and just sign a new order. Top Trump officials significantly watered down their language this time around. Gone were the overt mentions of “extreme vetting” and rooting out “radical Islamic terrorism.”

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#1496280 --- 03/06/17 05:55 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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#1496281 --- 03/06/17 06:19 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Putin's housecleaning service? whistle
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#1496440 --- 03/09/17 10:44 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-could-impeached-four-095033682.html

There are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump and a fifth is "on its way", according to former Labour Secretary Robert Reich.

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1858368_1858367_1858365,00.html

Top 10 Best Cabinet Members

As the President-elect and his transition team think about whom to tap for top jobs in the Obama Administration, TIME looks back on a group of 20th-century Cabinet members who distinguished their offices

A former Rhodes Scholar, Reich served as the 22nd Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton. Among his accomplishments were helping to implement the Family and Medical Leave Act, raising the minimum wage and leading a crackdown on sweatshops. He currently serves as an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama and is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

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#1496467 --- 03/09/17 08:26 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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WOW! BARACK’S BROTHER MALIK OBAMA Just Tweeted Obama’s Birth Certificate…And It’s Not From Hawaii
By 100% FED Up -
Mar 9, 2017




Obama’s half-brother Malik just tweeted an image of Barack Obama’s birth certificate from a hospital in Mombassa, Kenya. The birth certificate shows he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961.

Malik made no secret of his support for Donald Trump during the campaign. In July 2016, Malik Obama proudly announced his support for Donald Trump, saying that he wanted to make America great again so he was voting for Trump.

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http://100percentfedup.com/wow-baracks-b...ot-from-hawaii/

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#1496469 --- 03/09/17 08:57 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Pimping rehashed bunkola.

Goooood lapdog. grin
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#1496470 --- 03/09/17 09:51 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Pimping rehashed bunkola.

Goooood lapdog. grin



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#1496472 --- 03/10/17 06:50 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Pimping rehashed bunkola.

Goooood lapdog. grin



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DBS. You ain't got diddly squat.
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#1496476 --- 03/10/17 11:11 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Hear the latest? Trump is beating his chest because the new unemployment rate is at 4.7%, now isn't the same idiot who has criticize the numbers as being highly under reported and said more than likely that the rates are more likely 40%? crazy
Obama creates the beach while Donald drops a cup full of sand on it and takes credit for it's invention.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk...m=.21af545eea50

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#1496606 --- 03/14/17 06:58 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Trump is disgusting beyond words. It is obvious the Russians are blackmailing him big time.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/...ptoms/97437612/

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who spoke out this week against dissidents and journalists targeted for murder in Russia, said it appears Kara-Murza was again singled out for his political and opposition activity.

"(Russian President) Vladimir Putin does not deserve any benefit of the doubt here, given how commonplace political assassinations and poisonings have become under his regime," said Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37303057

Quizzed by NBC host Matt Lauer on his previous complimentary remarks about Mr Putin, Mr Trump responded: "He does have an 82% approval rating."

"I think when he calls me brilliant I'll take the compliment, ok?" added the businessman.

He said Mr Putin had "great control over his country".

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ba...f-any-president

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump's comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin might be "the most anti-American statement" ever made by a U.S. president.

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#1496634 --- 03/15/17 07:24 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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From Fox News! Most polls have shown Tump's base still supports him. I would think that has to start shrinking as more and more bad news comes out about his administration.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/...-improving.html

Approval of Trump’s overall job performance is down five percentage points. Currently, 43 percent of voters approve, while 51 percent disapprove. In February it was 48-47 percent.

For comparison, at a similar point in President Obama’s first term, 63 percent approved of his job performance and a 64 percent majority had confidence he would bring positive change (February/March 2009). A notable difference is that only a third as many Democrats (10 percent) have confidence in Trump now as Republicans had in Obama then (31 percent).

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,008 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from March 12-14, 2017. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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#1496639 --- 03/16/17 08:57 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Amazingly dysfunctional. Kyles, based on human mentality, it's a waste of time to attempt to change one's mindset or opinion (That's what Conservative tell Liberals) The easy stance would be to let time take it's course but smart individuals understand the concept of "time is of the essence" and how a look back to 2000 when a previous Republican President methodically & systematically destroyed an economy, people's lives due to one simple mindset, take monies and benefits from the poor and hand it over the the rich and wasteful entities. Trickle down turned to very rich and greedy corporation heads closing down factories and sending them overseas, which took away jobs,livelihoods and health coverage. The military is tickled pink as of today, they can now trade in their $600.00 toilet seats for the new and improved $1000.00 set at the expense to a nation that ranks globally in 50th place in healthcare while our children can no longer compete academically in the world.....note the declining number of Americans in the field of mathematics, science and technology. Kyles, once again, you've stated it accurately while reiterating the fact that a fool is define by repeating the same identical mistakes while looking for positive results.

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#1496765 --- 03/19/17 01:49 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Every now and then I have a little hope America will survive.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/number-people-regret-voting-trump-164011003.html

A new national poll released this week shows that Trump supporters increasingly feel that he's "going too far," is falling short of their expectations of him for unifying the country, and is "getting sidetracked by things that aren't important." All of which amounts to an uptick in "Trump Regretters" (i.e. people who voted for him but no longer support him) since November.

But a majority of Trump supporters still feel the President is "keeping his promises" and "getting things done."

Last month, half of Trump voters felt he was "surrounding himself with the best people." This week, 39 percent do.

But Trump-who last month tweeted "Any negative polls are fake news"-may have cause for concern if support among his base continues to fall, said Margie Omero, executive vice president for public affairs at PSB Research, who spearheaded the poll.

"He has no crossover appeal," Omero told MarieClaire.com, citing other polling outlets that have found Trump to be strong with his supporters, but dangerously weak with Democrats and independents. "So if he starts to slip with his base-as he has in our poll-where does he have room to grow?"

"He has to hold onto his base going into the midterms," she added. "If this slide continues, he is going to have some serious trouble."

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#1496930 --- 03/22/17 02:03 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Can you believe this from the Wall Street Journal no less? OMG

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politics/donald-trump-wsj-trust/

"He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence," the editorial board wrote. "Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims."


Edited by kyle585 (03/22/17 02:45 PM)

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#1496974 --- 03/24/17 03:15 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Mr. Moss was from Ithaca. I saw him on CNN yesterday.

Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

The amateur country crooner sang pro-Trump ditties while strumming a guitar emblazoned with Trump campaign stickers, earning him the moniker "Trump Troubadour."

International media dubbed him "the voice of unheard America."

But now, Moss refuses to play the guitar with the Trump decorations. He's soured on the President because of the newly proposed Republican health care bill.

That legislation, which the president supports, could result in dramatic cuts in addiction treatment services.

Three years ago, Moss found his son, Rob, dead in his bed from a heroin overdose. He was 24.

"The bill is an absolute betrayal of what Trump represented on the campaign trail," he said. "I feel betrayed."

Moss feels it personally.

Last year, at a campaign rally in Iowa, Trump reached out and spoke directly to Moss about Rob's death.

"In all fairness to your son, it's a tough thing. Some very, very strong people have not been able to get off (heroin)," Trump called out to Moss in the crowd. "The biggest thing we can do in honor of your son ... we have to be able to stop it."

When Moss became emotional, Trump comforted him.

"I know what you went through. And he's a great father. I can see it. And your son is proud of you. Your son is proud of you," Trump said. "I'll bet he was a great boy."

Several times on the campaign trail, Trump vowed to increase services for people facing addiction.

"We will help all of those people so seriously addicted. We'll get them assistance," he told the crowd at a campaign event in New Hampshire in October.

Moss trusted Trump.

"I truly believe from the heart that (Trump) is going to do everything he can. He's going to create treatment centers for the kids," he said last year.

But last week, Moss read about the proposed American Health Care Act. The Republican bill would end the Obamacare requirement that addiction services and mental health treatment be covered under Medicaid in the 31 states that expanded the health care program -- which include Moss' home state of New York.

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#1497031 --- 03/26/17 06:21 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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I call upon Trump to support these protestors in their rallies against their dictator leader Putin. Is Trump a loyal American or Putin's lapdog? Sadly we know that answer, don't we?

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-protests-20170326-story.html

Tens of thousands of people rallied, and hundreds were detained Sunday in Russian cities during massive, mostly unsanctioned rallies organized by anti-corruption whistleblower and opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The demonstrations were the largest in Russia in years and came three weeks after Navalny’s Fund to Fight Corruption released a YouTube documentary, now viewed 11 million times, detailing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s purported involvement in massive corruption schemes.

Navalny had used a social media campaign to spread awareness of the demonstrations, during which protesters demanded the resignation of Medvedev, who once enjoyed a reputation as a moderate pro-Western and technocratic counterpart to President Vladimir Putin.

The documentary said the prime minister is now the billionaire owner of vast business holdings and a palatial complex larger than the Vatican.

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#1497032 --- 03/26/17 07:41 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/sasse-russia-protests-trump-putin-236524

Sen. Ben Sasse called out the White House on Sunday for not commenting on the suppression of Russian protesters.

The Nebraska Republican, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement Sunday saying Russian President Vladimir Putin's "thugocracy is on full display" and that U.S. leaders are expected to call out those who "trample the basic human rights."

"The United States government cannot be silent about Russia’s crackdown on peaceful protesters. Free speech is what we’re all about, and Americans expect our leaders to call out thugs who trample the basic human rights of speech, press, assembly, and protest," Sasse said in the statement.

Opposition rallies against the Russian government took place on Sunday in more than 80 towns and cities across Russia. In Moscow, reports indicate more than 650 people have been detained, including Alexei Navalny, Putin's most-prominent critic in Russia. The protests spurred from allegations that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accepted more than $1 billion in bribes from state banks and wealthy businessmen.

President Donald Trump has come under criticism for his kind gestures toward Putin. The FBI also is investigating potential connections between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, which US intelligence officials suspect tried to interfere in the 2016 elections to help Trump win.

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#1497035 --- 03/27/17 02:37 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/26/opinions/trump-lame-duck-obeidallah-opinion/index.html

Donald Trump may just have achieved another first -- but this isn't one he will like. He may be on the verge of becoming the first president to be considered a "lame duck" within the first two months of his presidency.

If you define a "lame duck" president as someone who lacks the political capital to turn his ideas into policy, you might want to stick a fork in Trump because he's done -- at least for now.

Technically, Trump could turn things around, but I doubt he will. Why? Simple. Trump told Time magazine this week that he has no plans to change, boasting that he follows his instincts and they are usually right. Trump then added in typical Trump fashion, "I guess I can't be doing so badly, because I'm President, and you're not."

Trump is correct, he is the President. But here's what Trump left out: He's a rare, orange-feathered lame duck President whose most significant achievement may turn out to be his unintentional rebuilding of the Democratic Party.

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#1497036 --- 03/27/17 06:19 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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ROFLMAO

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/nancy-pelosi-trump-obamacare-236521

Nancy Pelosi is suddenly relevant again.

The implosion of the all-Republican effort to lay waste to Obamacare showed that President Donald Trump might need the San Francisco Democrat to salvage the rest of his agenda. The self-professed master negotiator couldn’t get it done with his own party, despite a 44-seat House majority, and hinted afterward he might start to look across the aisle.

The next big showdown in Congress comes at the end of April, when government funding runs out. Pelosi has already made clear her caucus won’t support any spending bill that provides money for Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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#1497037 --- 03/27/17 06:52 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Very well put, as I sit here listening to Rep. Charlie Dent hypocritically speak of bipartisan support, where was that support on January 20, 2009 when Obama took office? Moving forward from the back office deal to make Obama a one term President, their agenda has been anything to hurt the Dems. Had the Republican been successful in their healthcare endeavor, they would have pushed on with the norm, attempting to disregard the Liberals at every chance the opportunity presents itself.

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#1497038 --- 03/27/17 07:27 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Pelosi is definitely unhinged and dangerous, as well as a hypocrite.
To be expected by a far left winger.


FLASHBACK: That Time All Of America’s Top Dems Voted To Fund Bush’s Border Wall


Democrats are already grumbling about Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, though Barack Obama and other leaders in their party voted not so long ago for George W. Bush’s proposal to build a major wall on the border with Mexico.

Bush signed the proposal into law in 2006, after it was passed by huge bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate. The law ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to construct about 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, and authorized the addition of lights and cameras and sensors to enhance security. The law explicitly required the wall to be constructed of “at least two layers of reinforced fencing.”

Two-thirds of the Republican-led House approved the bill, including 64 Democrats, and 80 of 100 senators approved the bill in the Senate. Then Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of the Senate for Democrats in 2016.

Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (CA), Sherrod Brown (OH — then in the House), Tom Carper (DE), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Barbara Mikulski (MD), Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Ron Wyden (OR).



There are also a number of Democrat representatives still in the House who voted for the bill: Sanford Bishop (GA), Corrine Brown (FL), Michael Capuano (MA), Jim Cooper (TN), Jim Costa (CA), Peter DeFazio (OR), Steve Israel (NY), Ron Kind (WI), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Stephen Lynch (MA), Carolyn Maloney (NY), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Tim Ryan (OH), and Adam Smith (WA).

Former Democrat Rep. Barney Frank and now-disgraced former Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner also voted for the bill.

Bush signed the bill into law Oct. 26, 2006. “This bill will help protect the American people,” he said. “This bill will make our borders more secure.”

But nearly a decade later, DHS has built only 35.6 miles of the double-layered fencing. That’s because a Democrat-controlled Congress later amended the law to allow DHS officials to build whatever sort of barrier they deemed appropriate.
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#1497039 --- 03/27/17 07:40 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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A clear and present danger coming from every segment of the Republican's venues but a sad commentary that Monday morning quarterbacking is deflection from one's own debacles.

Care to recap the mistakes and missteps of the GOP that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Democrats? Didn't think so

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#1497040 --- 03/27/17 07:53 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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NOT!!!!!!

Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.

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#1497056 --- 03/27/17 10:48 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Calls to House members in support of AHCA: 1,130
Calls to House members in opposition to AHCA: 59,337

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#1497058 --- 03/27/17 11:20 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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I think that we'll see more stumbles from the Republicans before it gets any better for them. First of all, an election putting Trump into the White House has proven to be a farce due to ever revealing findings of debauchery in the electoral while a 3 million vote edge over Trump by Hillary states the obvious, there's no Conservative mandate to claim but consistent false claims that the "people" have spoken, now the the proverbial question, who are the people they (GOP) speak of? surely not the ones who came out by the millions in protest of Trump in January, those who tell the Republicans to go home at the Town hall meetings and this 5 to 1 consensus to keep Obamacare.

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#1497059 --- 03/27/17 11:27 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Nothing more pleasurable then watching a sweating, nervous Conservative pretending that they have a winning agenda but as you turn your head to observe all the train wrecks and missteps they've made, you know for a fact that your logic is pure and correct. Note a certain forum Conservative posting down in the entertainment thread, he's become the poster boy in which the party prides itself.....need we ask why the party is doing so well? whistle

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#1497067 --- 03/27/17 02:55 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.


I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin
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#1497074 --- 03/27/17 10:23 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585


There are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump and a fifth is "on its way", according to former Labour Secretary Robert Reich.


How goes the impeachment? I see Trump is still the POTUS.
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#1497075 --- 03/27/17 10:33 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO


I am thoroughly enjoying letting the liberal snowflakes relish in the fact that Trump is the POTUS. The party of NO...NO Hillary. NO more Obama agenda. NO more majority in the house. NO more majority in the senate.
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#1497076 --- 03/27/17 10:38 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin


Yes, I agree. The KARMA Trump train came rolling into town. It ran right over Hillary, Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein. The KARMA train moved right through the house and senate.
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#1497081 --- 03/28/17 12:59 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: The Mechanic]
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Originally Posted By: The Mechanic
Originally Posted By: kyle585

There are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump and a fifth is "on its way", according to former Labour Secretary Robert Reich.

How goes the impeachment?

Patience, Young 'Grasshopper"... smirk

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#1497086 --- 03/28/17 07:07 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.
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#1497090 --- 03/28/17 09:48 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.




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#1497091 --- 03/28/17 10:02 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.


I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin


Yes Sir, see the Republicans groveling and regroup knowing full well that the mode they're in, is taking them the road of dysfunction and NO accomplishments. grin

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#1497093 --- 03/28/17 10:15 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: The Mechanic]
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Resist: Post-Trump Victory, Dems Finally Flip a State Legislature Seat...to Republicans
Guy Benson

If you're unfamiliar with the partisan landscape of state legislatures across the country in recent years, here's a quick primer: With precious few, deep blue exceptions, Republicans have dominated. During the Obama era, the GOP gained hundreds upon hundreds of seats in state-level governing bodies; they currently control 68 of 99 chambers nationwide. The popular backlash to Obamaism was swift, deep, and now complete: The Republican Party now rules DC, too -- even if they seem incapable of taking advantage of this rare opportunity at unified governance.

But now that Trump is president, the roles could well reverse. Much like the GOP in 2009, Democrats find themselves staggering about in the wilderness; leaderless, and with a base fanatically committed to maximum "resistance" against the new administration. They've aired their intense opposition through the (largely sympathetic, if not outright allied) mainstream media, staged mass demonstrations, and leveraged every social media platform under the sun to fight Trump and the Republicans. The political momentum, and the gravitational pull toward an ideological pendulum swing, appears to be on the Left's side. And yet, here's what we relayed a few weeks ago regarding some early electoral outcomes that have occurred since Trump's November victory:

The Democrat resistance may be generating a lot of noise in Washington, D.C., but so far in 2017, it has shown little impact on elections in the states. Even with hefty financial investments and high profile Democrats lending star power to state-level candidates, Republicans won control of every district they previously held across multiple states that Democrats have won in the last three or more presidential elections, including as recently as yesterday in Connecticut.
Democrats sought to flip partisan control of four Republican-held seats in a quartet of blue state legislatures -- with liberal advocates showering national attention and money upon several of the races. The result? Zero pick-ups. In spite of major intensity and financial gaps fueled by The Resistance, the GOP held serve in all four contests. But now there's an update to this story. A seat in Louisiana has finally flipped. From blue to red. Via the Republican State Leadership Committee:

For months, Democrats have bragged about state-level, special election strength and victories, while conveniently glossing over one very important detail: they weren’t actually winning any new seats. But on Saturday, the seat count finally changed… and not in their direction. Republican John Stefanski this weekend flipped Louisiana House District 42 – a seat held by Democrats since at least 1972 – after Democrats failed to even file a candidate in the race. Additionally, Republicans retained House District 92 on Saturday with a win by Joe Stagni. So for those of you keeping score, Democrats in state legislatures – despite massive interest and spending – have still flipped zero seats and hold even less than they did at the beginning of 2017. So much for refocused and rebuilding. ICYMI earlier this month, RSLC Political Director Justin Richards released a 2017 special elections update memo noting that despite major investments and major party surrogates’ engagement, Democrats hadn’t actually netted any new seats in state legislative chambers.

The RSLC surveys the state of play since Trump's resistance-sparking win last fall:

- Republicans in January retained a seat in the Virginia House and Virginia Senate by very comfortable margins, despite big investments by Democrats led by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

- Republicans in February retained a Minnesota House seat which gave them their largest House majority ever post-presidential election, despite major Democrat Party surrogates campaigning for their candidate.

- Also in February, Republicans by 12 points retained a critical Senate seat in Connecticut to maintain a chamber tie first secured on Election Day 2016, despite Democrats investing heavily to flip the seat and win back an outright majority.
Now add a red state GOP gain to the roster, following a race in which Democrats couldn't even get a candidate on the ballot to replace their outgoing member. As I emphasized in my previous post, this is not cause for conservatives to adopt a posture of smugness or complacency. Yes, regaining the US Senate is going to be a very tough task for Democrats due to the nature of the 2018 map, but they will have a great many opportunities to make other significant gains at the state legislative, gubernatorial and federal level next year. Keep an eye on this upcoming special Congressional election in Georgia in a Trump-wary district, too. Overall, Republicans have won so much lately that it will be a target-rich environment for the 'out' party. And if President Trump's job approval rating is still suffering by next fall (absent mitigating factors), GOP losses could be substantial. But these very early campaign results prove is that the Democratic/media narrative about a resurgent Left is at least premature, given the choices voters have made in five states.

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And the Dems are still losing.
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#1497095 --- 03/28/17 12:09 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.

Lesson for Today - Democracy: Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous. mad


Here... you know the drill.

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#1497098 --- 03/28/17 01:12 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.



so when will you take your own advice and move? whistle
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#1497099 --- 03/28/17 01:19 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.


hillary did not want to be president - she was off the campaign trail more than on it

she was pushed into cuz the democrats thought she would win because of her gender
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#1497101 --- 03/28/17 01:43 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Quote:
If you're unfamiliar with the partisan landscape of state legislatures across the country in recent years, here's a quick primer: With precious few, deep blue exceptions, Republicans have dominated. During the Obama era, the GOP gained hundreds upon hundreds of seats in state-level governing bodies; they currently control 68 of 99 chambers nationwide. The popular backlash to Obamaism was swift, deep, and now complete: The Republican Party now rules DC, too



Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.


must be the democrats lost hundreds of seats due to a 'hostile foreign nation' and not cuz of obama...
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#1497103 --- 03/28/17 02:13 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.

hillary did not want to be president - she was off the campaign trail more than on it

she was pushed into cuz the democrats thought she would win because of her gender

Wow! You're a true reductionist, aren't you? eek
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#1497104 --- 03/28/17 02:15 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Quote:
If you're unfamiliar with the partisan landscape of state legislatures across the country in recent years, here's a quick primer: With precious few, deep blue exceptions, Republicans have dominated. During the Obama era, the GOP gained hundreds upon hundreds of seats in state-level governing bodies; they currently control 68 of 99 chambers nationwide. The popular backlash to Obamaism was swift, deep, and now complete: The Republican Party now rules DC, too
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy: Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous. mad

must be the democrats lost hundreds of seats due to a 'hostile foreign nation' and not cuz of obama...

That AND a massive Dumbing-Down of right-voting Americans, yes.
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#1497105 --- 03/28/17 02:22 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.



so when will you take your own advice and move? whistle


Ted Kennedy colluded with Russia to take down Reagan.

Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy’s motives? “Like other rational people,” the memorandum explained, “[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy’s motives.

“Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988,” the memorandum continued. “Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.”

Kennedy proved eager to deal with Andropov–the leader of the Soviet Union, a former director of the KGB and a principal mover in both the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring–at least in part to advance his own political prospects.

In 1992, Tim Sebastian published a story about the memorandum in the London Times. Here in the U.S., Sebastian’s story received no attention. In his 2006 book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, historian Paul Kengor reprinted the memorandum in full. “The media,” Kengor says, “ignored the revelation.”

“The document,” Kengor continues, “has stood the test of time. I scrutinized it more carefully than anything I’ve ever dealt with as a scholar. I showed the document to numerous authorities who deal with Soviet archival material. No one has debunked the memorandum or shown it to be a forgery. Kennedy’s office did not deny it.”

Why bring all this up now? No evidence exists that Andropov ever acted on the memorandum–within eight months, the Soviet leader would be dead–and now that Kennedy himself has died even many of the former senator’s opponents find themselves grieving. Yet precisely because Kennedy represented such a commanding figure–perhaps the most compelling liberal of our day–we need to consider his record in full.

Doing so, it turns out, requires pondering a document in the archives of the politburo.

When President Reagan chose to confront the Soviet Union, calling it the evil empire that it was, Sen. Edward Kennedy chose to offer aid and comfort to General Secretary Andropov. On the Cold War, the greatest issue of his lifetime, Kennedy got it wrong.

Peter Robinson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a former White House speechwriter, writes a weekly column for Forbes.

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Remember Obama telling Russia - just wait till after the election I'll have more flexibility.

Funny how Kennedy nor Obama were arrested for treason. Funny also that Russia's attempts to influence our elections have always been in favor of Dems, and most likely was this time too.

But now it's suddenly a problem. The hypocritical left.
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#1497107 --- 03/28/17 04:54 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world...crime/98321252/

To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his company and partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases, government and legal documents and an interview with a former federal prosecutor.

The president and his companies have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering.

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#1497108 --- 03/28/17 06:22 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
The hypocritical left.

Uhhhh... I think you mean "The Gullible Right". whistle

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/sta...-back-door-lin/

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#1497110 --- 03/29/17 06:52 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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AMERICAN COMPANIES OPERATING IN RUSSIA

SUBMITTED BY CHRISTIAN ON FRI, 12/16/2016 - 17:30
In total there are almost 3,000 American companies in Russia, and the U.S. is also the leader in terms of foreign companies in Special Economic Zones, with 11 projects.

3M
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie
AECOM
Air Products
Albermarle Chemicals Representative Office
Alcoa SMZ (Alcoa Russia)
American Express Russia & CIS
AmeRussia St.Petersburg, Russia
Amrustrans
Amsted Rail Company
Amway Russia
Apple
Armstrong World Industries
Autodesk
Avis Russia
Avon Beauty Products Company
Black & Decker, Moscow Representative Office
Boeing Russia
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown-Forman Russia
Burger King
Cameron
Cargill
Caterpillar Eurasia
Caterpillar Tosno
Celgene Corporation
Chevron
Cisco Systems
Citi Russia
Citibank, Saint-Petersburg Branch
Coca-Cola System in Russia
Colgate-Palmolive
Compressor Controls Corporation
CononoPhillips Russia
Corning SNG
Crate & Barrel
Cummins Incorporated
Dell
Delta Air Lines
Dolby
Dow Europe
DuPont Science and Technologies
Eaton
Ecolab
ExxonMobil
Fluor Entrprises Group
Ford Sollers Holding
Forever 21
General Electric
General Motors Russia & cIS
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Goldman Sachs
Google
Halliburton
Herbalife International RS
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hilton Russia
Honeywell
Huntsman CIS
IBM East Europe/Asia (NW Region Branch)
IBM East Europe/Asia
Intel
International Paper Russia, Moscow Branch
John Deere Rus
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls International
JP Morgan
KBR East
Kellogg Rus
KFC
Kimberly-Clark
Kinross Gold Corporation, Moscow Representative Office
Krispy Kreme
Levi Strauss Moscow
Lexmark International
Liberty Insurance
Lilly Pharma
Mars Inc.
Mary Kay
MasterCard International
McDonald’s Russia
Medtronic
Metlife
Microsoft RUS
Mondelez International
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions, St. Petersburg Software Design Center
MSD Pharmaceuticals
NBCUniversal
Nike
NVIDIA
OCV Steklovolokno (Owens Corning)
Oracle Development SPB
OTIS Lift
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Philip Morris Izhora
Philip Morris Sales & Marketing
Procter & Gamble
Qualcomm Europe, Russia Branch Office
RAND Corporation
SC Johnson
Sealed Air
Sherwin-Williams
Software Technologies
Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services Europe Limited
Starbucks
Subway Russia
Tenneco Automotive Volga
The Estee Lauder Companies
The Walt Disney Company, CIS
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Timken-Rus Service Company
United Technologies International Operations
United Way of Russia
Visa
Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing
Western Union
Wrigley, A subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated-St. Petersburg Branch
Xerox
YRIR (YUM! Restaurants International Russia and CIS)
* Law firms, Consulting firms, Real Estate firms not included.

123 US companies. Must all be allegedly connected to alleged criminals, allegedly.
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#1497111 --- 03/29/17 06:57 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world...crime/98321252/

To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his company and partners repeatedly turned to we
althy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases, government and legal documents and an interview with a former federal prosecutor.

The president and his companies have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering.




Good reading, mark this day when it can be stated that a racist crook (Donald Trump) will leave the White House, not in shame because nothing shames this idiot but he will blame everyone else from the train wrecks he caused, go back to his business that he never left in the first place (Trump sheeple ignorantly believes that he follows very law to the letter)and handed the empire over to his kids. whistle
I have a orange color bridge in California up for sale.

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#1497112 --- 03/29/17 07:05 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
AMERICAN COMPANIES OPERATING IN RUSSIA

SUBMITTED BY CHRISTIAN ON FRI, 12/16/2016 - 17:30
In total there are almost 3,000 American companies in Russia, and the U.S. is also the leader in terms of foreign companies in Special Economic Zones, with 11 projects.

3M
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie
AECOM
Air Products
Albermarle Chemicals Representative Office
Alcoa SMZ (Alcoa Russia)
American Express Russia & CIS
AmeRussia St.Petersburg, Russia
Amrustrans
Amsted Rail Company
Amway Russia
Apple
Armstrong World Industries
Autodesk
Avis Russia
Avon Beauty Products Company
Black & Decker, Moscow Representative Office
Boeing Russia
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown-Forman Russia
Burger King
Cameron
Cargill
Caterpillar Eurasia
Caterpillar Tosno
Celgene Corporation
Chevron
Cisco Systems
Citi Russia
Citibank, Saint-Petersburg Branch
Coca-Cola System in Russia
Colgate-Palmolive
Compressor Controls Corporation
CononoPhillips Russia
Corning SNG
Crate & Barrel
Cummins Incorporated
Dell
Delta Air Lines
Dolby
Dow Europe
DuPont Science and Technologies
Eaton
Ecolab
ExxonMobil
Fluor Entrprises Group
Ford Sollers Holding
Forever 21
General Electric
General Motors Russia & cIS
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Goldman Sachs
Google
Halliburton
Herbalife International RS
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hilton Russia
Honeywell
Huntsman CIS
IBM East Europe/Asia (NW Region Branch)
IBM East Europe/Asia
Intel
International Paper Russia, Moscow Branch
John Deere Rus
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls International
JP Morgan
KBR East
Kellogg Rus
KFC
Kimberly-Clark
Kinross Gold Corporation, Moscow Representative Office
Krispy Kreme
Levi Strauss Moscow
Lexmark International
Liberty Insurance
Lilly Pharma
Mars Inc.
Mary Kay
MasterCard International
McDonald’s Russia
Medtronic
Metlife
Microsoft RUS
Mondelez International
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions, St. Petersburg Software Design Center
MSD Pharmaceuticals
NBCUniversal
Nike
NVIDIA
OCV Steklovolokno (Owens Corning)
Oracle Development SPB
OTIS Lift
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Philip Morris Izhora
Philip Morris Sales & Marketing
Procter & Gamble
Qualcomm Europe, Russia Branch Office
RAND Corporation
SC Johnson
Sealed Air
Sherwin-Williams
Software Technologies
Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services Europe Limited
Starbucks
Subway Russia
Tenneco Automotive Volga
The Estee Lauder Companies
The Walt Disney Company, CIS
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Timken-Rus Service Company
United Technologies International Operations
United Way of Russia
Visa
Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing
Western Union
Wrigley, A subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated-St. Petersburg Branch
Xerox
YRIR (YUM! Restaurants International Russia and CIS)
* Law firms, Consulting firms, Real Estate firms not included.

123 US companies. Must all be allegedly connected to alleged criminals, allegedly.


So can we assume that all these companies took part in the election hacking? While on the subject, some of our major nemeses such as Japan, Korea and China owns half of NY City while we owe Billions of dollars to China. The tires you ride on are more than likely made in China, explain what type of cars we drive made outside of Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler, I love you fast talking Conservatives, you see a shiny object and go across heavy traffic while caution goes to the wind.


https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-to-china-how-much-does-it-own-3306355




https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/nyreg...ondos.html?_r=0

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#1497114 --- 03/29/17 07:20 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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I love the fact that you only reiterate the fact that Trump is a liar when he states that he bring all these companies back to the states, he can start with a gesture of good faith by bringing his own foreign factories and corporation back so his $1.00 made ties and shirts would double in price here due to a set minimum wage.

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#1497116 --- 03/29/17 07:52 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Lesson for Today - Democracy:Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous.



so when will you take your own advice and move? whistle

thought there were a number of celebrities that said they would move out of the country if hillary lost

you may be able to go along with them... grin
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#1497117 --- 03/29/17 07:59 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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"Unhinged & Dangerous" have you taken the time to understand the meaning of the term? It's apparent that your medication is in need of modification due to the fact that you're acting like kid who has ADHD or some type of hyperactive disorder...you're ALL over the place and everything you express, makes no practical or logical sense.

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#1497119 --- 03/29/17 08:10 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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After you're done speaking erratically, I'll be quiet and let your own words reiterate the mental assessment of youself. YOU MAY BEGIN.

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#1497122 --- 03/29/17 11:07 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
After you're done speaking erratically, I'll be quiet and let your own words reiterate the mental assessment of youself. YOU MAY BEGIN.

BZ's completely given up trying.

Just the remaining flotsam and jetsam belching from the inevitable rupture brought about by years of untendered rage ignorance, frustration, prejudice and insecurity.
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#1497128 --- 03/29/17 01:53 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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REPORT: JOHN PODESTA RECEIVED $35 MILLION FROM RUSSIA, HAS STOCK IN RUSSIAN COMPANY

In 2011, John Podesta joins the board of this very small energy company called Joule Energy based out of Massachusetts. About two months after he joins the board of a Russian entity called Rusnano, puts a billion rubles which is about 35-million-dollars into John Podesta’s company.

Now, what is Rusnano? It’s not a private company. It is directly funded by the Kremlin. In fact, the Russian science minister called Rusnano Putin’s child.

So, you have the Russian government investing in one John Podesta’s business in 2011, while he is an advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department.
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#1497130 --- 03/29/17 02:11 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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You can be rest assured that Trump's problems are monumental to say the least, poor supporters are sweaty, nervous and anticipating a major upheaval to the Trump regime but you can continue the distractions, the Feds are closing in, while innocent people have nothing to hide and keep their mouths shut ,crooks look for plausible alibies attempting to justify their crimes. Don't look good sonny. wink

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#1497139 --- 03/29/17 07:15 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Exactly where to build the wall is something I had not thought about. Does the Trump administration really think Mexico would let us build it on their land? What are they drinking?

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/29/interior...the-rio-grande/

There is virtually no chance that President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be paid for by Mexico — despite his repeated campaign pledges — and now the White House is signaling that the massive construction project may not even take place inside U.S. territory.

Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the media rounds this week to sell the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections. The former Montana congressman promised a “very pro-Western” administration that plans to relax protections for threatened jaguars, which live in northern Mexico and parts of the U.S. Southwest, in order to build Trump’s border wall.

But Zinke, as admitted to energy and environmental outlet E&E News, Trump’s wall may even have to be built on Mexican territory, not American territory, in accordance with the terrain along the border.

“The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall,” Zinke told E&E News’ Corbin Hiar. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall? We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.”

According to international treaties signed between the U.S. and Mexico, the 1,200-mile long Rio Grande is the official border between the two countries.

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#1497146 --- 03/30/17 06:33 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Today is Trump's 71st day in office and the disturbing fact is he has cause more damage in this short period than Bill Clinton, GW Bush and Barack Obama put together, with one exception, Bush sent 6000 military personnel to their death.

I see this morning that his approval rating dropped to another record low of 35%

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#1497169 --- 03/30/17 04:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Exactly where to build the wall is something I had not thought about. Does the Trump administration really think Mexico would let us build it on their land? What are they drinking?

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/29/interior...the-rio-grande/

There is virtually no chance that President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be paid for by Mexico — despite his repeated campaign pledges — and now the White House is signaling that the massive construction project may not even take place inside U.S. territory.

Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the media rounds this week to sell the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections. The former Montana congressman promised a “very pro-Western” administration that plans to relax protections for threatened jaguars, which live in northern Mexico and parts of the U.S. Southwest, in order to build Trump’s border wall.

But Zinke, as admitted to energy and environmental outlet E&E News, Trump’s wall may even have to be built on Mexican territory, not American territory, in accordance with the terrain along the border.

“The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall,” Zinke told E&E News’ Corbin Hiar. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall? We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.”

According to international treaties signed between the U.S. and Mexico, the 1,200-mile long Rio Grande is the official border between the two countries.

Several hundred miles of border property isn't even government owned. smirk
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#1497208 --- 03/31/17 12:05 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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HOW TO BE BILLIONAIRE - NOT.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/31/news/trump-university-settlement/index.html?adkey=bn

Thousands of former Trump University students will get most of their money back, with a judge on Friday approving a $25 million settlement.

"The settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable," Judge Gonzalo Curiel said in his decision.

Nearly 4,000 former students submitted claims and those who are eligible could get back about 90% of their money.

The settlement was agreed to last November, just 10 days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, but still needed court approval.

Trump University was created in 2005, and promised to teach students investing techniques they could use to get rich in real estate -- just like Trump.

A "one-year apprenticeship" at Trump University cost $1,495, according to court documents, while a "membership" cost at least $10,000 and the "Gold Elite," the seminar's most expensive class, cost $35,000.

Trump University effectively closed in 2010, the same year the New York Department of Education directed the program to stop operating without a license.

In advertisements for Trump University, Trump said he "hand-picked" the instructors, but he did not remember a single instructor during a deposition.

The November settlement brought together former Trump University students from three lawsuits: two federal class-action suits in San Diego, and a separate one brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The approval of the settlement had been opposed by one former student, Sherri B. Simpson, who thought she could get more money by going to trial. Simpson told CNN she spent about $20,000 on Trump University courses in 2010.

Judge Curiel dismissed Simpson's objection. "That only one procedurally valid objection was filed... is indicative of the fairness, adequacy, and reasonableness of the Settlement," he said.


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#1497216 --- 03/31/17 01:25 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Trump criticizes congress, the courts, the leaders of Mexico, Australia, UK, and Germany. The only person he doesn't criticize is Putin who he calls smart and a great leader. Trump is guilty as hell. I hope we are able to prove that before he goes off the deep end and starts WWIII because he can't stand losing.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/opinions/t...itis/index.html

The Russian interference, which former Vice President Dick Cheney labeled an "act of war," is a serious matter. But if the sitting President of the United States and his team coordinated with a hostile power, the issue would be infinitely more serious. It would raise questions not only about President Trump's legitimacy but also about the motivation for his policy decisions going forward.

That's why it is baffling that Trump is not doing everything in his power to clear his name. Like every person, Trump deserves the presumption of innocence. Fairness demands that we assume he is innocent and then look at the evidence to see if contradicts that assumption.

Trump has two choices. He can work to clear his name, to demonstrate his innocence, or he can fight the investigation. If he is, indeed, innocent, getting all the facts on the table, giving his version of events, would serve his cause. If he has something to hide, it may make more sense to disrupt the probe.

Trump and his advisers seem to be doing the opposite of what one would expect from an innocent party. In the meantime, the questions keep mounting; the record of unreported meetings, questionable decisions, and baffling efforts to push the country's attention in a different direction make it look as if the administration has something to hide.

Now, Trump's former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn -- fired in a storm of controversy after unreported meetings with Russia's ambassador -- wants immunity from prosecution to tell his story. He once said, "When you're given immunity... you probably committed a crime." Trump himself has argued that seeking immunity is a sign of guilt, but on Friday, he tweeted, "Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!"

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#1497218 --- 03/31/17 01:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Joe Walsh‏Verified account @WalshFreedom 49m49 minutes ago

So if there was no collusion, why is Team Trump doing all they can to not find out what happened? Don't they want to know what Russia did?
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#1497233 --- 03/31/17 05:08 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Donald Trump is more concerned about his thin skinned tweets rather than our global security.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/terrorist-laptop-bombs-may-evade-security/index.html

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#1497236 --- 03/31/17 05:45 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.

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#1497242 --- 03/31/17 06:44 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Yes, destroy everything in his path, decimate, lie, cheat, tweet, bully, disrespect, loud mouth and ignorant, all the attributes to become a huge failure...OH!!! Now I see the reasons for his inability to get anything done but sign executive orders, something that even a high school student can do.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/rig...m=.2f9aa99fe557

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#1497244 --- 03/31/17 07:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.

And getting virtually nowhere in the process. whistle
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#1497246 --- 03/31/17 07:08 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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What's funny is the fact that Obama and Hillary were accused of a few GOP lead rumors but all were unfounded, today we have Trump and several of his surrogates scrambling for cover, why? if they did nothing wrong, why all the lying, distractions, deflection and attempt to hide their actions?

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#1497247 --- 03/31/17 08:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Distract and deflect, both sides do it, both sides use it as a tool to keep the public from contemplating the real issues. And the victims of this game are those who allow themselves to get pulled into the trap in the name of idealogy.

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#1497249 --- 03/31/17 08:34 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Distract and deflect, both sides do it, both sides use it as a tool to keep the public from contemplating the real issues. And the victims of this game are those who allow themselves to get pulled into the trap in the name of idealogy.




Ideology, yes we have seen this in other countries with dictators who attempt to rule with a iron fist. Only fools get as you put it "pulled" into a trap but negate to consider the consequences, which in this case, a fool who is obviously way in over his head and Liberals saw that from day one when Trump announced his candidacy.

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#1497250 --- 03/31/17 08:39 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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What part of the GOP vernacular did you miss when most Republicans leaders stated that Trump was unfit or was mentally unstable to be president, I can cite those occasions for you. whistle

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#1497252 --- 03/31/17 11:44 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Distract and deflect, both sides do it, both sides use it as a tool to keep the public from contemplating the real issues. And the victims of this game are those who allow themselves to get pulled into the trap in the name of idealogy.

RUBBISH... EVERYTHING has an ideology. The question is whether (or not) the ideology squares with the facts... PERIOD.

Both 'sides' as you put it, suggests that it's anywhere near that childishly simplistic. I submit that it is that precise king of thinking (us vs them, as you are so clearly framing matters) that gives birth to such practices of ideology over fact.
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#1497253 --- 04/01/17 03:21 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Now I see the reasons for his inability to get anything done but sign executive orders, something that even a high school student can do.
Are you sure? LOL

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/donald-trump-executive-order-signing-walk-out/index.html

President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday -- without actually signing the orders.

During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the US election in return for immunity from prosecution.
The President ignored the questions and moved to another room, only to be chased by Vice President Mike Pence, who picked up the folders containing the two executive orders.

Trump later signed the pair of orders aimed at identifying and targeting foreign trade abuses, according to the White House, but behind closed doors.

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#1497256 --- 04/01/17 08:04 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.



Yes the Liberals are laughing.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/donald-trump-white-house-presidency/index.html

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#1497263 --- 04/01/17 11:16 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.



Yes the Liberals are laughing.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/donald-trump-white-house-presidency/index.html


And 75% of the country is tired of you liberals!

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#1497266 --- 04/01/17 12:28 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Really, why is the popularity rating for Trump at 35%? which BTW is a record low and the healthcare package the GOP attempted to push down the throat of the American people stood at 17%? Things that make you go HMMMMMM grin

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#1497272 --- 04/02/17 02:10 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.

Yes the Liberals are laughing.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/donald-trump-white-house-presidency/index.html
And 75% of the country is tired of you liberals!
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-polls-differ-on-trumps-popularity/

Here’s what we can say for sure: It’s unprecedented for a president to face so much opposition from the electorate so soon. Recent polls show that anywhere between 43 and 56 percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance. Even if you take the low end of that range, Trump’s numbers are much worse than any past president a month into his term.

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#1497273 --- 04/02/17 02:29 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Jokes on you! While Dems are crying "but, but Russia" Trump's moving right along with his agenda.
Yes the Liberals are laughing.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/donald-trump-white-house-presidency/index.html
And 75% of the country is tired of you liberals!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trum...3aj4gkqpvi&

President Donald Trump’s job approval ratings are low in any context, but they look even worse through a historical lens.

Gallup’s latest poll, issued Friday, shows 38 percent of American adults approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and 56 percent disapprove.

That’s comparable to some of the ratings his predecessors saw. But what’s different is the timing. It took far more than a year before presidents from Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama earned the disapproval of a majority of the public, according to Gallup. It took Trump just over a week.

Trump, barely two months into his presidency, is well within the “honeymoon period” that other presidents have enjoyed. Despite a wave of high-profile controversies and setbacks, including the failure of the Obamacare repeal bill, his White House has yet to face a recession, a major international incident or any sort of crisis beyond the self-inflicted.

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#1497274 --- 04/02/17 04:20 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.snopes.com/trump-considering-resignation/

On 31 March 2017, a number of web sites (including Opposing Views and Proud Liberal) posted articles reporting that United States President Donald Trump was considering resigning. The web sites all cited a tweet posted by Claude Taylor, a travel photographer who says he worked as a staffer in the Clinton White House:

An ind journalist I have worked with-who has been reliable-says they have 2 sources that say Trump is considering options-incl resignation.

— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) March 31, 2017


We reached out to Taylor on Twitter but have not received a response. Because the claim is hearsay, based on an unnamed source quoting other unnamed sources, it is impossible to verify without further information.

The rumor seems couched in the apparently darkening cloud surrounding President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned after 24 days in office over revelations he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his meetings with a Russian envoy. On 30 March, the Wall Street Journal broke news that Flynn offered authorities and intelligence officials an interview in exchange for immunity against prosecution.

It is not the first time questions have floated about the 45th president’s tenure in office. On 17 March 2017, Sen. Diane Feinstein told an activists in her home state of California who asked how Trump could be removed from office: ““We have a lot of people looking at this, technical people. And I think he is going to get himself out.” She went on to say that Trump’s adult children traveling overseas for private business purposes while spending taxpayer money to do so should be illegal.

The resignation of a U.S. president has only happened once in history — Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 amid the Watergate scandal. President Trump has made no public indication of any intent to resign.

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#1497434 --- 04/05/17 11:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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#1497707 --- 04/12/17 06:31 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics...ticle-1.3048755

Add NATO to the long list of issues that President Trump has pulled a full reversal on.

Trump heartily sang the praises of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Wednesday, praising its work to combat terrorism and describing an organization he’s long criticized as “the bulwark of international peace and security.”

“I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete,” he said in a joint press conference alongside NATO Secretary Gen.Jens Stoltenberg.

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#1497712 --- 04/13/17 06:15 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Lets see if bluster turns into "intelligent" diplomacy.
Our ignorant president seems to forget that he's not the only erratic leader with their hands on a nuclear button.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/asia/north-korea-nuclear-site-punggye-ri/index.html

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#1497713 --- 04/13/17 06:46 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Christopher Hayes‏Verified account @chrislhayes 15h15 hours ago

We can agree it is *really* weird that Trump has said he

a) knows Putin very well

and

b) doesn't know Putin at all.

Right?
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#1497717 --- 04/13/17 06:58 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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What we're seeing since Trump's inauguration is the ability of Conservatives to lie, change the narrative and spin at will when cornered or caught in a jam.

Shaun Spicer marginalized every Jewish citizen when he attempted to explain Assad's or Russian involvement to chemical attack.

Trump has done a 180 on every statement he has made since his campaign.

A new Republican slogan "We can lie on the fly"

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#1497726 --- 04/13/17 08:14 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-impeachment-professor-allan-lichtman-237181

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

By Edward-Isaac Dovere 04/13/17 05:17 AM EDT

The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence—and it’s all in his new book, out next week.

Allan Lichtman reached meme-status last fall for predicting Trump would win long before anyone else, using a formula based on the popularity of the party in control of the White House that accurately predicted the eight previous presidential elections. Now Lichtman wants everyone to pay attention to the rest of what came through his crystal ball — that Trump will now be impeached.

The people who only paid attention to the professor’s first prediction include the commander in chief, whom Lichtman says reached out to him during the transition.

“Taking time out of preparing to become the world’s most powerful leader, he wrote me a personal note, saying ‘Professor — Congrats — good call,’” Lichtman writes in “The Case for Impeachment,” an advance copy of which was shared with POLITICO. “What Trump overlooked, however, was my ‘next big prediction’: that, after winning the presidency, he would be impeached.”

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#1497796 --- 04/15/17 08:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Very interesting article.

Flipping on six major policy issues in 12 hours earlier this week (China, NATO, interest rates, the national debt, the Export-Import Bank), count on a back-flip by the manchild.
Trump creates his own undoing. That's his m.o.
Unfortunately, the most we can expect from the fool is his ability to govern from behind...and the tweetstorm following his removal from the Oval Office.
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#1497867 --- 04/17/17 06:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-protesters-237303

Trump getting hot and bothered by protesters

The president loves big crowds — except when they’re railing against him.

By Matthew Nussbaum

04/17/17 06:40 PM EDT

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#1497868 --- 04/17/17 06:49 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-protesters-237303

Trump getting hot and bothered by protesters

The president loves big crowds — except when they’re railing against him.

By Matthew Nussbaum

04/17/17 06:40 PM EDT

For Trump’s antagonists, irking the commander in chief is an added bonus to protesting.

“The reality is that a majority of the country opposed Trump on Election Day and continue to oppose Trump,” Neera Tanden, the president of the leading liberal think tank Center for American Progress, said in an interview.

Part of the problem for Trump, Tanden said, is fixation on crowd size, especially during the campaign. She admits that Trump in many ways turned out to be right during the presidential race in using crowd size as a barometer for enthusiasm. But now that same calculus works against him.

“People are more motivated than I’ve ever seen them,” Tanden said. And Trump’s complaining about protesters, Tanden said, “prods people to protest more.”

“It strengthens the resolve,” she added.

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#1497873 --- 04/17/17 09:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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#1497902 --- 04/18/17 04:44 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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#1497968 --- 04/19/17 01:52 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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I am trying to decide which of these two worthless ### are the worst abusers of women.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/19/bill-oreilly-out-at-fox-news-237371

ill O’Reilly, the star of Fox News’ primetime line up, is leaving the network after more than two decades.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

http://deadline.com/2017/04/donald-trump-bill-oreilly-defends-did-nothing-wrong-1202062194/


Trump defended O’Reilly from the Oval Office four days after the NYT reported O’Reilly or Fox News Channel had settled five womens’ claims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. O’Reilly has said the allegations are without merit.

“He’s a person I know well; he’s a good person,” Trump said of O’Reilly.


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#1497980 --- 04/19/17 06:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
I am trying to decide which of these two worthless ### are the worst abusers of women.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/19/bill-oreilly-out-at-fox-news-237371

ill O’Reilly, the star of Fox News’ primetime line up, is leaving the network after more than two decades.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

http://deadline.com/2017/04/donald-trump-bill-oreilly-defends-did-nothing-wrong-1202062194/


Trump defended O’Reilly from the Oval Office four days after the NYT reported O’Reilly or Fox News Channel had settled five womens’ claims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. O’Reilly has said the allegations are without merit.

“He’s a person I know well; he’s a good person,” Trump said of O’Reilly.



Mr. William J. Clinton, and he sexually assaulted a female Intern in the Oval Office.


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#1497985 --- 04/19/17 07:03 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRGIshY7vxQ

Right Wing Media Is Imploding
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Tomi Lahren is suing Glenn Beck and he’s suing her back. Alex Jones is in the middle of a bitter custody battle that is causing all sorts of weird stories to emerge about the right wing conspiracy theorist. More women have come forward and accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment and now Fox is considering firing him. Add all these up and it paints a very clear picture: Right wing hate talkers are imploding, and that’s great news for America. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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#1498165 --- 04/28/17 02:08 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is an old man who had no idea what he was getting into? He thought being president was going to be easy? That shows how terribly ignorant he is. How in the world did the American dream come to this nightmare?

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/28/trump-presidency-easier-previous-life-237728

President Donald Trump said Thursday he expected the presidency to be "easier" than his "previous life" as a real estate mogul.

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters in a wide-ranging Oval Office interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

The president also expressed a willingness to attend next year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, after breaking with decades of precedent in February by publicly rejecting an invitation to attend this year's gala.

"I would come next year, absolutely," he said of the event.

The 2017 White House Correspodents' Dinner will take place April 29 without Trump and the White House staff, who will not attend in support of the president's decision.
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Trump, who spent years in the public limelight as a billionaire real estate magnate and reality television star, also lamented the lack of privacy in his new life as the country's most prominent public servant.

"You're really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere," he said.

Trump added: "I like to drive. I can't drive any more."

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#1498181 --- 04/28/17 11:25 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters


Of course he did, what president hasn't? Do you think Obama went on a two month vacation because for 8 years he didn't miss the freedom of being able to do what he wanted when ever he wanted? Do you think any airman, marine, soldier, or sailor doesn't long for the freedom to come and go as they please that they had before they signed on?

These people, including the president, do what they do out of desire to serve their country and fulfill a higher calling that is greater than any one individual, not out of a desire to escape a horrible life.


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#1498182 --- 04/28/17 03:40 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters

Of course he did, what president hasn't? Do you think Obama went on a two month vacation because for 8 years he didn't miss the freedom of being able to do what he wanted when ever he wanted? Do you think any airman, marine, soldier, or sailor doesn't long for the freedom to come and go as they please that they had before they signed on?

These people, including the president, do what they do out of desire to serve their country and fulfill a higher calling that is greater than any one individual, not out of a desire to escape a horrible life.
Trump had the worst first 100 days since they started keeping track of that 100 years ago. He had the worst approval rating of a new president in 100 years. He is in way over his head and that is starting to become obvious to him as well as the American public in general.

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#1498184 --- 04/28/17 04:31 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Originally Posted By: kyle585
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters

Of course he did, what president hasn't? Do you think Obama went on a two month vacation because for 8 years he didn't miss the freedom of being able to do what he wanted when ever he wanted? Do you think any airman, marine, soldier, or sailor doesn't long for the freedom to come and go as they please that they had before they signed on?

These people, including the president, do what they do out of desire to serve their country and fulfill a higher calling that is greater than any one individual, not out of a desire to escape a horrible life.
Trump had the worst first 100 days since they started keeping track of that 100 years ago. He had the worst approval rating of a new president in 100 years. He is in way over his head and that is starting to become obvious to him as well as the American public in general.


Sorry FDR began the 100 yr thing in 1933. Take heart fake news might work for you some day. I know the libs are still counting on it from all the fake news they throw out there.
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#1498185 --- 04/28/17 05:14 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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BaM. Mic drop...

Donald Trump Is Even Lazier Than We Thought

By missivonne

Friday Apr 28, 2017 · 4:52 PM EST

I think people are missing the real revelation of the interview with Reuters. Of course, only an ignoramus would think being president was easy.

But the really amazing thing is that Donald Trump — a man who doesn't read, who can't manage to sit still for a 30-minute meeting, who has to have policy spoon-fed to him (and still usually doesn’t comprehend it), who spends most of his time watching Fox News and playing on Twitter and most weekends golfing — says he's working harder now than he ever has before.

Try to fathom that. If basically phoning it in as president is more work than he's used to, that means he basically did nothing before. It boggles the mind that this bankruptcy-prone grifter ever got the reputation of being a smart, hardworking businessman.
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#1498186 --- 04/28/17 07:44 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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BaM. Mic drop...

Donald Trump Is Even Lazier Than We Thought

By missivonne

Friday Apr 28, 2017 · 4:52 PM EST

I think people are missing the real revelation of the interview with Reuters. Of course, only an ignoramus would think being president was easy.

But the really amazing thing is that Donald Trump — a man who doesn't read, who can't manage to sit still for a 30-minute meeting, who has to have policy spoon-fed to him (and still usually doesn’t comprehend it), who spends most of his time watching Fox News and playing on Twitter and most weekends golfing — says he's working harder now than he ever has before.

Try to fathom that. If basically phoning it in as president is more work than he's used to, that means he basically did nothing before. It boggles the mind that this bankruptcy-prone grifter ever got the reputation of being a smart, hardworking businessman.
Great post. Sad but true.

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#1498187 --- 04/28/17 07:46 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Originally Posted By: kyle585
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters

Of course he did, what president hasn't? Do you think Obama went on a two month vacation because for 8 years he didn't miss the freedom of being able to do what he wanted when ever he wanted? Do you think any airman, marine, soldier, or sailor doesn't long for the freedom to come and go as they please that they had before they signed on?

These people, including the president, do what they do out of desire to serve their country and fulfill a higher calling that is greater than any one individual, not out of a desire to escape a horrible life.
Trump had the worst first 100 days since they started keeping track of that 100 years ago. He had the worst approval rating of a new president in 100 years. He is in way over his head and that is starting to become obvious to him as well as the American public in general.
Sorry FDR began the 100 yr thing in 1933. Take heart fake news might work for you some day. I know the libs are still counting on it from all the fake news they throw out there.
I rounded it off. That is certainly not as big a tall tail as Trump tells several times a day. Trump invented fake news. I never that term or alternative facts until Trump showed up.

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#1498196 --- 04/29/17 08:58 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.apnews.com/c83a048828fd4e1884fe897eca053717/Trump's-first-100-days:-A-president's-very-public-education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard.

Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world.

He's been blocked by the courts and befuddled by a divided Republican Party that's running Congress, and his first months on the job have left the long-time reality-TV and real estate tycoon struggling for major governing victories and searching for a new approach to many of his campaign promises.

His "America first" campaign rhetoric has bumped up against the challenges of conflict overseas. His ambitious declarations on health care and immigration have run into the limits of Congress and the courts.

A president who prides himself on his ideological flexibility has struggled to manage a novice political team, split between moderate and conservative advisers, and he's found himself reaching out to the friends and business associates from the world he left behind.

On foreign policy, Trump has been persuaded by foreign leaders and has leaned heavily on a national security team with more governing experience than his political advisers. He's looked for lessons in his biggest victory: putting a conservative judge, Neil Gorsuch, on the Supreme Court.

"I really just see the bigness of it all, but also the responsibility. And the human responsibility," Trump said in an Associated Press interview, assessing the difficulty of the presidency.

"This is tougher than what he thought," said Trump friend and business partner Phil Ruffin, who has visited the president twice since he took office Jan. 20. "In business, you make a decision and it happens. In government, it's not like that."

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#1498293 --- 05/03/17 03:10 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Note my new signature line. grin

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#1498307 --- 05/03/17 10:22 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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I am trying to remember the last time that Trump said something that was true.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/29/media/donald-trump-new-york-times-stock/

On Wednesday, Trump attacked one of his favorite targets, the New York Times, tweeting from his @realdonaldtrump account.

"Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!"

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-earnings-q1-2017-2017-5

New York Times has 'the single best quarter for subscriber growth' in its history

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#1498315 --- 05/03/17 03:42 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/03/shares-of-new-york-times-surge-after-subscriber-growth.html

President Donald Trump, who has disparaged the New York Times on several occasions as "failing" may actually be good for the media company.

On CNBC's "Power Lunch," New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said "there is no question we have got some rocket fuel in the subscription business in recent quarters."

"We added an astonishing 308,000 net digital news subscriptions, making Q1 the single best quarter for subscriber growth in our history," Thompson noted in an earnings release on Wednesday.

The New York Times reported revenue and earnings before trading on Wednesday which exceeded expectations. Class A shares of the company soared more than 12 percent.

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#1498341 --- 05/04/17 02:48 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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I believe this country and maybe the whole world may be in danger like never before.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...lumn/101243584/

If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic. A delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.” Despite all evidence to the contrary, Trump asserts that his New York office was bugged by President Obama, and that his inauguration had the biggest crowd size in history. Before the election, Right Wing Watch published a list of 58 conspiracies proclaimed by Trump.

Is it all for effect, to rile up his base, deflect blame and distract from his shortcomings, or does Trump really believe the insane things he says? It’s often hard to know, because as Harvard psychoanalyst Lance Dodes put it, Trump tells two kinds of lies: the ones he tells others to scam them, and those he tells himself. “He lies because of his sociopathic tendencies," Dodes said. "There's also the kind of lying he has that is in a way more serious, that he has a loose grip on reality." Is he crazy like a fox or just plain crazy? Not a question we want to be asking about our president.

Much has been written about Trump having narcissistic personality disorder. As critics have pointed out, merely saying a leader is narcissistic is hardly disqualifying. But malignant narcissism is like a malignant tumor: toxic.

Psychoanalyst and Holocaust survivor Erich Fromm, who invented the diagnosis of malignant narcissism, argues that it “lies on the borderline between sanity and insanity.” Otto Kernberg, a psychoanalyst specializing in borderline personalities, defined malignant narcissism as having four components: narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality and sadism. Trump exhibits all four.

His narcissism is evident in his “grandiose sense of self-importance … without commensurate achievements.” From viewing cable news, he knows "more about ISIS than the generals” and believes that among all human beings on the planet, “I alone can fix it.” His "repeated lying," “disregard for and violation of the rights of others” (Trump University fraud and multiple sexual assault allegations) and “lack of remorse” meet the clinical criteria for anti-social personality. His bizarre conspiracy theories, false sense of victimization, and demonization of the press, minorities and anyone who opposes him are textbook paranoia. Like most sadists, Trump has been a bully since childhood, and his thousands of vicious tweets make him perhaps the most prolific cyber bully in history.

A year ago, I warned that “the idea that Trump is going to settle down and become presidential when he achieves power is wishful thinking.” Trump, like many successful people, shows biological signs of hypomania — a mild and more functional expression of bipolar genes that manifest in energy, confidence, creativity, little need for sleep, as well as arrogance, impulsivity, irritability and diminished judgment. As is often typical, when Trump has achieved great success, his hypomania has increased with disastrous consequences.

In Michael Kruse's article “1988: the Year Donald Lost his Mind,” he wrote, “His response to his surging celebrity” after the publication of The Art of The Deal “was a series of manic, ill-advised ventures” that led to bankruptcy and divorce.

Last year, after Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, New York Times columnist David Brooks noted a similar deterioration: “With each passing week, he displays the classic symptoms of medium-grade mania in more disturbing forms: inflated self-esteem, sleeplessness, impulsivity, aggression and a compulsion to offer advice on subjects he knows nothing about.” Much has been said about Trump's disjointed Associated Press interview last month. As Brooks wrote, “Manics display something called ‘flight of ideas.’ It's a formal thought disorder in which ideas tumble forth through a disordered chain of associations. One word sparks another, which sparks another …”

One symptom of hypomania is impulsivity. Seventy-two hours after Trump saw upsetting pictures of gassed Syrian children, he launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Assad regime. Whether Trump guessed right or wrong, sudden lethal moves that reverse his longstanding policy are disturbing. “Acting on instinct, Trump upends his own Syria policy” was the headline in The Times. Its analysis said the president’s advisers “were clearly uncomfortable with the suggestion that Mr. Trump was acting impulsively." As Ezra Klein put it, “A foreign policy based on Trump’s gut reactions to the images flashing before him on cable news” is “dangerous.”

Some say it is unethical to dare to diagnose the president, but hundreds of mental health professionals have come together to found Duty To Warn. We believe that just as we are ethically and legally obligated to break confidentiality to warn a potential victim of violence, our duty to warn the public trumps all other considerations.

More than 53,000 people have signed our petition, aimed at mental health professionals, stating Trump should be removed under the 25th Amendment because he is too mentally ill to competently serve. At a conference on the Duty To Warn last month at Yale medical school, psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton warned against creeping “malignant normality.” Under a malignantly narcissistic leader, alternate facts, conspiracy theories, racism, science denial and delegitimization of the press become not only acceptable but also the new normal. If we do not confront this evil, it will consume us.

Duty to Warn is planning a multicity March for Sanity on Oct. 7 to “make America sane again.” Hope to see you there, assuming we’re all still here.

Psychologist John Gartner, the founder of Duty To Warn, taught in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for 28 years. He is the author of In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography.

You can read diverse opinions from our Board of Contributors and other writers on the Opinion front page, on Twitter @USATOpinion and in our daily Opinion newsletter.

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#1498343 --- 05/04/17 03:37 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/members-congress-apos-holding-secret-104617029.html

Members of the US Congress are holding “private conversations” about whether Donald Trump should be removed from office, reports suggest.

After a difficult first 100 days that have seen the US President mired in a string of scandals and mishaps, senators and congressmen are said to be considering whether he will last a full term.

The New Yorker this week published a lengthy analysis of the two ways the Republican could be removed from office: either through impeachment by Congress or via the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, which allows for a president to be removed if he is considered to be mentally unfit.
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Evan Osnos, the author of the article, said he had been told that members of Congress were already holding conversations on the issue.

“This is a conversation that people are having around the dinner table, it’s one people have at the office, members of Congress are talking about it in private and the question is very simple: is this a president who is able to do the job and is able to go the distance?” he told MSNBC’s The Last Word.

“This is a president who is beset by doubts of a completely different order of any president we’ve seen as long as we’ve been looking at this question.

“The truth is that there are people having an active conversation about whether or not he’ll last.”

Mr Osnos also claimed Mr Trump could cause a “constitutional crisis” if he chooses not to co-operate with congressional investigations into his alleged links with Russia – something he said some members of Congress expect to happen.

William Kristol, who worked as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle under the presidency of George H W Bush, told the magazine there was a reasonable change of Mr Trump being removed.

“It’s somewhere in the big middle ground between a 1 per cent [chance] and 50”, he said. “It’s some per cent. It’s not nothing."

The 25th Amendment, added in 1967, allows a president to be removed if they are deemed to be “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”. That judgement can be made either by the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet, or by a separate body, such as a panel of medical experts, appointed by Congress.

If the president objects, a two-thirds majority in both chambers of Congress is needed to remove him or her.

“I believe that invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment is no fantasy but an entirely plausible tool - not immediately, but well before 2020,” Laurence Tribe, a prominent US law professor who works at Harvard University, told The New Yorker.

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#1498344 --- 05/04/17 04:39 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
[size:14pt]I believe this country and maybe the whole world may be in danger like never before.


You mean the, "whole world maybe in danger like NEVER BEFORE", we better run an hide!

Kyle, stop playing the fear card, you know it isn't true.

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#1498346 --- 05/04/17 08:13 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
[size:14pt]I believe this country and maybe the whole world may be in danger like never before.

You mean the, "whole world maybe in danger like NEVER BEFORE", we better run an hide!

Kyle, stop playing the fear card, you know it isn't true.
I know no such thing. Are you reading this when sober? Maybe you should bend over, put your head between your legs and kiss your a** goodbye.

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#1498350 --- 05/05/17 06:25 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
[size:14pt]I believe this country and maybe the whole world may be in danger like never before.


You mean the, "whole world maybe in danger like NEVER BEFORE", we better run an hide!

Kyle, stop playing the fear card, you know it isn't true.



More fake news. tired
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#1498356 --- 05/05/17 07:19 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
[size:14pt]I believe this country and maybe the whole world may be in danger like never before.


You mean the, "whole world maybe in danger like NEVER BEFORE", we better run an hide!

Kyle, stop playing the fear card, you know it isn't true.



More fake news. tired


Problem differentiating Kyle's expressed opinion from your mind-numbing addiction of seeing "fake news" behind every bush?

Egad cwjga. crazy


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#1498359 --- 05/05/17 08:39 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Shaking my head in amazement

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/politics/trump-us-australia-health-care/

Hours after scoring a victory in the House to effectively kill Obamacare, US President Donald Trump praised Australia's universal health care system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
"It's going to be fantastic health care," Trump said, referring to his new health care plan. "I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do."
US Senator Bernie Sanders quickly picked up on the remark which came after Trump's new bill passed by a handful of votes. The new law still has to pass the US Senate.

"Well Mr President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they guarantee health care to all people. They don't throw 24 million people off health insurance. So maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian health care system," Sanders told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Australia has a universal health care system, known as Medicare, which gives citizens free access to doctors and public hospitals paid for by the government.
In the US, the new Republican bill will significantly cut the amount of government support for Medicaid, which provides health care support to some US citizens.

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#1498366 --- 05/05/17 09:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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>>Shame.


'God Have Mercy on Your Souls': GOP Passes Cruel, Destructive Trumpcare Bill
'By rushing this bill through Congress, Republicans are creating a manufactured crisis that will devastate millions of families'

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

May 04, 2017

-Even those covered by employer healthcare are under threat. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported on a newly-inserted loophole that threatens to eliminate the cap on out-of-pocket costs for even those covered by healthcare through their work. This could impact as much as half the U.S. population.

"Under the House bill," WSJ reported, "large employers could choose the benefit requirements from any state—including those that are allowed to lower their benchmarks under a waiver, health analysts said. By choosing a waiver state, employers looking to lower their costs could impose lifetime limits and eliminate the out-of-pocket cost cap from their plans under the GOP legislation."

-Trump lied, premiums for people with pre-existing conditions will skyrocket. A number of so-called moderate Republicans dropped their opposition to the bill late Wednesday after language was inserted to allocate funding to help cover the costs for those with pre-existing conditions who, under Trumpcare, would be placed into "high risk pools." However, a new analysis released on Thursday found that this aid would only cover 110,000 Americans, which amounts just five percent of the 2.2 million current enrollees in the individual insurance market estimated to have some type of pre-existing chronic condition.

Claims by Trump and House leadership that the plan protects people with pre-existing conditions are veritably false, according to observers, who note that while a cancer patient may be able to sign up for an insurance plan, their treatment might not be covered. The far-right Freedom Caucus got behind the plan last month after an amendment was inserted that allowed states to opt-out of a rule that prohibited insurers from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions.

"The return of discrimination based on medical history could increase insurance costs by tens of thousands of dollars," states an analysis by the Campaign for American Progress (CAP), "rendering it unaffordable for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions."

-Being a woman "is a liability." Not only does Trumpcare consider things such as domestic violence, sexual assault, having had C-section, and postpartum depression to be pre-existing conditions, lawmakers have also axed the requirement that insurance companies cover maternity care. According to the aforementioned CAP analysis, a pregnancy with no or minor complications would result in a premium hike of $17,060, which amounts to a 425 percent increase.

"Read closely," wrote Slate's Christina Cauterucci on Thursday, Trumpcare "reveals the basic theory that underlies the GOP's entire legislative wishlist on healthcare: the idea that being a woman is a chronic medical condition and a liability."

-It takes an axe to Medicaid, decimating special education funding. "Because Trumpcare 2.0 would cut Medicaid by a quarter of its current budget ($880 billion) over the next decade and create a 'per-capita' funding cap on groups like children, school districts are saying that the cuts would force them to limit how much they can pay healthcare providers who assist students who require special education assistance," Salon's Matthew Rosza reported Thursday.

-It's a tax break for the rich. As Common Dreams has reported, the bill provides $600 billion in tax breaks to insurance companies and the most wealthy Americans who were taxed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In a press statement on Thursday, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, outlined "the math behind the Republican healthcare repeal plan: Subtract healthcare from 24 million people. Add $600 billion in tax giveaways, mostly for the wealthy and corporations. Multiply out-of-pocket costs for senior citizens by 5. Divide all Americans. This equation didn't work out the last time they tried it, and it still doesn't work today. That's why Republicans in Congress want to exempt themselves and their staffs from their own lousy plan while refusing to wait for the Congressional Budget Office to estimate its costs."

-Lawmakers are exempt. Despite all of their rhetoric about the supposed failings of Obamacare, House Republicans inserted a provision on Tuesday that "exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest healthcare plan," Vox reported, meaning they will be able to opt out of the new amendment that charges more for people with pre-existing conditions.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a series of infographics on Thursday laying out the myriad problems with the plan:

It really is this simple:
If #AHCA is enacted, it'll be the greatest assault on low- & moderate-income Americans of any law in modern times pic.twitter.com/ApnvcXqYHr

— Center on Budget (@CenterOnBudget) May 4, 2017

Looking at the Republican health bill before and after Upton amendment - major problems are still there, & it makes things worse for pre-ex. pic.twitter.com/UbMuCUXIDo

— Center on Budget (@CenterOnBudget) May 4, 2017

House health bill threatens your healthcare even if you get it through your job.
Don't worry you're not alone - so do 105m other Americans. pic.twitter.com/5PSDalUywH

— Center on Budget (@CenterOnBudget) May 4, 2017

With so much wrong with it, and with so much popular opposition, many wonder why the GOP would push through a healthcare bill that will likely suffer defeat once it gets to the U.S. Senate. Addressing that question, Huffington Post's Jeffrey Young wrote Wednesday:

Anyone wondering why Republicans are in such a big rush must remember two things. First, Trump suffered a humiliating loss with the first canceled vote and doesn't like looking foolish, so he'll do whatever he can to get a healthcare win. Second, Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) early this year set in motion a procedural course that makes repealing Obamacare a prerequisite for an even bigger GOP priority: permanent tax cuts for rich people and corporations.

[...] This isn't exactly the "something terrific" Trump promised. This is what getting something done for the sake of getting it done looks like. The goal now seems to pass a bill―any bill―that the House can call "Obamacare repeal" so they can move on to cutting taxes on the rich and dumping this healthcare mess on the Senate's lawn.

"But if Trump and Ryan get their way and anything resembling the American Healthcare Act becomes the law of the land," Young continued, "the American people are going to notice that it doesn't make their lives any better―and for millions, makes them worse. Perhaps next on voters' agenda will be repealing and replacing Republicans."

As representatives head back to their home districts on Friday, the response should be swift.

As Faiz Shakir, national political director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said following the vote: "Now that this misguided legislation moves to the Senate, we urge senators of both parties to declare this bill dead on arrival. The voice of the people will not be silenced until they do."

Ezra Levin, executive director of the Indivisible Project, vowed that members of the Trump resistance movement will make sure hold these GOP reps to account. "Today's vote was just the first step in a difficult process for Trump's atrocious bill," Levin said. "Eleven days of recess starts today, and this is our change to immediately hold members of Congress accountable. We've succeeded for months because Indivisible groups across the country have been fighting back on their home turf. That's how we will keep fighitng, and that's how we will win. "

With a 217-213 vote, the House just passed Trumpcare. pic.twitter.com/hU2qCtXxrS

— CAP Action (@CAPAction) May 4, 2017

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...-trumpcare-bill
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#1498378 --- 05/05/17 02:11 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Shaking my head in amazement

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/politics/trump-us-australia-health-care/

Hours after scoring a victory in the House to effectively kill Obamacare, US President Donald Trump praised Australia's universal health care system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
"It's going to be fantastic health care," Trump said, referring to his new health care plan. "I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do."
US Senator Bernie Sanders quickly picked up on the remark which came after Trump's new bill passed by a handful of votes. The new law still has to pass the US Senate.

"Well Mr President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they guarantee health care to all people. They don't throw 24 million people off health insurance. So maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian health care system," Sanders told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Australia has a universal health care system, known as Medicare, which gives citizens free access to doctors and public hospitals paid for by the government.
In the US, the new Republican bill will significantly cut the amount of government support for Medicaid, which provides health care support to some US citizens.


Would that be the Australia where the government funds 70% of health care. And private citizens cover the other 30% (to a tune of $42 billion last year). That Australia.

US government paid 64% of healthcare. For liberals that is, taxpayers paid 64%.
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#1498381 --- 05/05/17 03:01 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...we-realised-why

The world regards Australia's healthcare system as one of the best. It's time we realised why

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#1498383 --- 05/05/17 03:18 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...we-realised-why

The world regards Australia's healthcare system as one of the best. It's time we realised why


OK tell us why. Do you think it is because taxpayers pay for 6% more of the bill in Australia then they do here. Is that why.
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#1498386 --- 05/05/17 07:24 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/watch-ge...onvenient-fact/

April 21, 2017

George Will realized that America's health care reality means not only is Obamacare unrepealable but that we are on our way to a single-payer system.

George Will predicts Obamacare to become single-payer because of this inconvenient fact (VIDEO)

Donald Trump continues to lie to the American people about the imminent passage of a new Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Ultra Conservative George Will explains why it will not happen and the reason will shock many.
George Will spoke an inconvenient truth to the Trump voter

George Will realized that America's health care reality means that not only is Obamacare unrepealable but that we are on our way to a single-payer system. He seemed resigned to the fact that the failed market-based health care system he wants to retain is likely dying a slow qualified death.

"Barack Obama said as a candidate that he would prefer a single-payer plan but couldn't get there," George Will said. "As President when they were going through the Obamacare agonies, he said, look upon Obamacare as a starter home. The beginning, the thin end of an enormous wedge heading toward that. What does Donald Trump say? 'Single-payer works fine in Scotland.' So I don't see any particular animus he has as you say against a single-payer plan. And, what we've learned in this debate about repealing Obamacare is that the essence of Obamacare is the expansion of Medicaid. Who has benefited from that? Probably disproportionately white working-class males, Trump voters."

It's about time that Conservatives come to the realization that those that benefit the most from the policies enacted by Progressives are people in the Red States (here & here). Ironically if Trump, Ryan, and their Republican cohort were successful in repealing Obamacare and instituting their draconian health care policies, their constituents would bear the brunt of the pain. While that eventuality would likely flip both the House and Senate, it is something we cannot wish on our brothers and sisters who bought into the lie.

I have been saying that Obamacare was designed to be a stepping stone to single-payer health care for years. It is clear that it is the only solution.

This is why we #resist -- not only for ourselves but the country as a whole.

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#1498387 --- 05/05/17 07:27 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2...yer_system.html


Krauthammer: "In Less Than Seven Years, We Will Be In A Single-Payer System"
Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 5, 2017

Charles Krauthammer on Thursday's Special Report said the American people's views on health care has evolved and thus, ironically, Obamacare wins the day. Krauthammer said health care is not being argued by Republicans in terms of the free market anymore; it is seen now as something the government ought to guarantee.

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#1498388 --- 05/05/17 07:33 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.apnews.com/25a448906fff4b7ab...y-Senate-awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won’t be able to get affordable insurance.

“I’m going to read the House bill, find out what it costs and where I find good ideas there, why we’ll borrow them. But basically we’re writing our own bill,” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee, said in an interview.

The outspoken and immediate skepticism pointed to a long road ahead in the Senate. And for a president who’s already expressed disappointment in Congress’ slow-moving ways, more frustration seemed assured.

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#1498393 --- 05/06/17 02:46 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Charles Krauthammer on Thursday's Special Report said the American people's views on health care has evolved and thus, ironically, Obamacare wins the day.
I think it will be hard to flip the House in 2018 but comments like this from conservatives make me think there is a chance. I think the discussion of health care is likely to be a front burner issue all the way from now till the 2018 election. For both low and middle income Americans, next to jobs good health care is the issue that affects them most directly.

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#1498395 --- 05/06/17 05:12 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Charles Krauthammer on Thursday's Special Report said the American people's views on health care has evolved and thus, ironically, Obamacare wins the day.
I think it will be hard to flip the House in 2018 but comments like this from conservatives make me think there is a chance. I think the discussion of health care is likely to be a front burner issue all the way from now till the 2018 election. For both low and middle income Americans, next to jobs good health care is the issue that affects them most directly.

Want to Stop Trumpcare? Crucify the House

By Ben Wikler, Truthout | Op-Ed
May 05, 2017

If you want to stop Trumpcare from passing the Senate the most important thing you can do right now is punish the House.

That might seem counterintuitive. The House vote is over. The Senate is the next step. But the truth is that the public's immediate response to the House vote will set the stage for everything that happens next.

What Republicans want most right now is headlines like this one, from The Washington Post: "House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul." They want momentum. They want to create a sense of inevitability. They want a reset on the Trump-can't-govern narrative that dominated his 100-days coverage.

If there are no immediate, visceral, visible consequences for House Republicans who voted to take away health care for a minimum of 24 million people (probably millions more, but we won't know until the Congressional Budget Office score is released), then that kind of glowing coverage will predominate. Republican senators will want to be a part of that success story as well. And they'll come to the false conclusion that the fierce opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before it passed was nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

But if constituents rise up in outrage, a very different story could take hold. Instead of momentum, this narrative could revolve around a much darker theme: blowback.

For every resistance activist represented by a Republican -- and every activist in a blue district who can afford to make a donation -- the number one priority, starting now, should be ensuring that the Trumpcare vote blows up in the GOP's face. That means demonstrating that a vote for the AHCA is career suicide. GOP phones should ring off the hook. District offices should be jammed full of angry constituents. Every town hall should be packed with furious overflow crowds chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!"

If you care about this, don't finish reading this article. Take out your phone, right now. Set a calendar reminder for 10 am Eastern for every business day. Then write out a list of reasons why you're livid about the GOP's health bill and how it would affect you, your family and people you know. Then call every day when your calendar reminds you. And each time you call, tell a different story and explain another reason for your fury. Don't stop calling until you run out of reasons -- even if the health care fight has faded from the news.

What else? Check the Town Hall Project map to see when and where you can confront a Republican representative face to face. Bring your stories to their offices and to their events.

Done all that? One more thing -- post on Facebook to tell friends that you just did these things, and urge them to do the same.

Okay. Welcome back. You're on the right track.

This is how we make repealing the Affordable Care Act toxic. Every member of Congress who voted for Trumpcare should feel like they're walking into a political buzz saw.

The public's reaction to the House vote -- the visibility and vehemence of our collective response -- is a story that political reporters nationwide will be covering intently. And more importantly, it's a story that Republican senators will be monitoring. For the next few weeks, they're not likely to do anything public on this -- they're reportedly writing their own bill, not considering the House version. And unlike members of the House, they're not going on recess until the end of the month. But House Republicans have a 10-day recess that has already begun. They're home. And that means they're now vulnerable to their constituents, and to news cameras documenting their interactions with those constituents.

Sure, it's never too soon to ratchet up pressure on senators. In fact, they've been key targets for activist pressure on health care since January. But it's much too soon to take the spotlight off the House. Don't move on. Don't let them off the hook. House Republicans just voted for a bill that would inflict obscene pain on their own constituents. They've earned a measure of political pain for themselves. But that pain won't inflict itself: That's your job, your duty as a citizen. Congressional votes have consequences only if voters make those consequences happen.

Pulverizing the House sets the stage for a necessary takeover in 2018. But it also has more immediate consequences. It sends a message that should send chills down the spine of Senate Republicans: They're next.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40487-want-to-stop-trumpcare-crucify-the-house
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#1498396 --- 05/06/17 05:31 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2...yer_system.html


Krauthammer: "In Less Than Seven Years, We Will Be In A Single-Payer System"
Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 5, 2017

Charles Krauthammer on Thursday's Special Report said the American people's views on health care has evolved and thus, ironically, Obamacare wins the day. Krauthammer said health care is not being argued by Republicans in terms of the free market anymore; it is seen now as something the government ought to guarantee.
Bernie Sanders didn't win the presidency but it would be quite amazing if his push for single payer health insurance is going to come to pass in the not too distant future.

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#1498414 --- 05/06/17 03:52 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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A growing number of American cities. I am sure this has never happened before.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/la-i...kushpmg00000009

Los Angeles City Council just joined a growing number of American cities to pass a resolution pressing for an investigation into potentially impeachable offenses by President Donald Trump.

The L.A. resolution that passed 10 to 0 on Friday calls for “support for any legislative action” to investigate whether Trump has violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. It also demands an investigation examine whether he has committed “any other high crime or misdemeanor sufficient to warrant commencement of impeachment proceedings.”

It’s “not about any of his policies that I and many of us here find completely odious,” said City Council member Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley), a co-author of the resolution, in a speech before its passage. “This is about conflict of interest.”

Blumenfield said there are “key facts” about Trump that “should worry all Americans” and “should warrant intense investigation.” These include campaign and White House associates with ties to Turkey and Russia, and Trump’s continued business interests and apparent conflicts of interest that are “deeply troubling and potentially criminal,” he said.

It’s about “pressuring Congress to ensure that Trump only uses his presidency to benefit the American people” and not just grow his net worth, Blumenfield added. He ripped the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., where foreign dignitaries stay, and where everything is branded with the name of the president “from the top of the building down to the chocolate on the pillows.”

Blumenfield also lashed Trump for his recent White House invitation to Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous president of the Philippines, where a new Trump tower is about to open in Manila, which will earn the president “millions of dollars in licensing fees.”

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#1498498 --- 05/08/17 03:59 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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FROM FOX NEWS!

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/05/08/married-couples-splitting-over-trump-study-says.html

It’s not just Republicans and Democrats bickering it out lately. According to a new study and divorce attorneys, couples are also feuding over politics — especially President Trump — with many of them breaking up and even heading to divorce court.

New data from Wakefield Research, an Arlington, Virginia-based polling firm, one in 10 couples (married or unmarried) ended their relationships over political disagreements, with millennials parting ways at a particularly high rate of 22%.

“This study was conducted as part of Wakefield Research’s ongoing exploration of the trends driving conversations today in the U.S. and worldwide. Our research team regularly fields studies that examine how relationships are impacted by current events, so it was natural for us to ask about today’s political environment. We wanted to understand how, if at all, the current political environment was impacting romantic relationships,” Lisa Johnson Kiefer, managing director of Wakefield Research, tells FOX Business.

The survey, which was conducted nationwide with 1,000 participants from April 12 to April 18, also found that 22% of Americans know a couple whose marriage or relationship “has been negatively impacted specifically due to President Trump’s election.”

In fact, Wakefield says that 24% of Americans in a relationship or married report that since Trump was elected, “they and their partner have disagreed or argued about politics more than ever.”

New York-based divorce attorney Lois Brenner agrees with the study, saying she’s never seen so many couples fight over politics in her entire career.

"In my 35 years of matrimonial practice, I have never seen so many couples split over a political disagreement as with the Trump election. The essence is: you must agree with me. Since I specialize in the psychology of divorce, this essence has its roots in narcissism, antisocial personality disorder and even obsessive compulsive disorder. I am frequently mediating these disputes between couples to help them draft a postnuptial or separation agreement,” Brenner tells FOX Business.

Wakefield says that while finances are a common dispute for couples, over the last six months, more than one in five Americans in a relationship or marriage report having more disagreements over Trump’s policies than money woes.


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#1498669 --- 05/12/17 07:07 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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ROFLMAO

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Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7m7 minutes ago

As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!....
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#1498674 --- 05/12/17 07:30 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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WaPo Columnist: Strange To See Democrats Who Wanted Comey Fired Frothing At The Mouth…About His Firing

If you’re still sort of confused about the Democrats’ reaction to James Comey being removed from the FBI, you’re not alone. After the 2016 election, a sizable number of Democrats wanted Mr. Comey gone from the FBI. Hillary Clinton blamed his letter to Congress 11 days before the election informing them that the FBI would be reviewing more emails to be one of the factors that led to he defeat. That’s dubious, but that’s for another time. So, now that President Trump has fired Mr. Comey, the Democratic response has been that of outrage, allegations of a cover up, and rehashing their favorite subject: Russian connections to Trump.

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where he noted his “peculiar” reaction from Democrats Wednesday (via RCP)[emphasis mine]:


JOE SCARBOROUGH: [President Donald Trump], David Ignatius, will blow himself up and his White House and the Constitution of the United States because he's a day trader who doesn't like bad headlines. That's my opinion, not your opinion --
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: That's mine too.
SCARBOROUGH: But it's pretty shocking. I ask you to go back in all your years covering the government to find a decision anymore shocking than this.
DAVID IGNATIUS: This is one we'll remember where we were when we heard it. It had that kind of impact. The truth is, Joe, I don't know why they did this. It was done in a rush, clearly. It was all put together in a rush yesterday. Comey wasn't even in town. He was surprised by the announcement.
I'm told in talking to my FBI sources that back during the transition, there was discussion among the Trump transition team about getting rid of Comey. They didn't like Comey, they mistrusted him. And so there was talk then, and the decision was this is more trouble than we need.
The peculiar thing is that as angry as Democrats were at Comey after the way he handled the Hillary Clinton e-mail issue -- Hillary Clinton clearly blames Comey for her defeat, he had come to be a symbol of putting trust and integrity back in the FBI through the Russia investigation. It's strange that the Democrats who were so angry at him are now furious at his firing.
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#1498678 --- 05/12/17 08:20 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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The peculiar thing is that as angry as Democrats were at Comey after the way he handled the Hillary Clinton e-mail issue -- Hillary Clinton clearly blames Comey for her defeat, he had come to be a symbol of putting trust and integrity back in the FBI through the Russia investigation. It's strange that the Democrats who were so angry at him are now furious at his firing.
A lot of Democrats and Republicans were not happy with Comey for different reasons. Trump blew this by firing him after Comey announced he was investigating the Trump-Russia connection in what looked like another Trump spur of the moment decision. Trump should of simply said he lost confidence in Comey and had somebody lined up to take his job. It would of been hard for Dems to fight that. But the Trump White is incapable of doing anything right. Trump thought this firing would get the Russia investigation off the front page and it just made it worse.

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#1498682 --- 05/12/17 09:44 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
The peculiar thing is that as angry as Democrats were at Comey after the way he handled the Hillary Clinton e-mail issue -- Hillary Clinton clearly blames Comey for her defeat, he had come to be a symbol of putting trust and integrity back in the FBI through the Russia investigation. It's strange that the Democrats who were so angry at him are now furious at his firing.
A lot of Democrats and Republicans were not happy with Comey for different reasons. Trump blew this by firing him after Comey announced he was investigating the Trump-Russia connection in what looked like another Trump spur of the moment decision. Trump should of simply said he lost confidence in Comey and had somebody lined up to take his job. It would of been hard for Dems to fight that. But the Trump White is incapable of doing anything right. Trump thought this firing would get the Russia investigation off the front page and it just made it worse.


So you agree with Trump, your problem is that it did not do it in a politically expedient way. You just figured out why Trump got elected (one of the reasons) Your learning.
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#1498702 --- 05/13/17 04:05 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ba...f-any-president

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin might be “the most anti-American statement” ever made by a U.S. president.

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#1498705 --- 05/13/17 07:38 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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FROM FOX NEWS. THIS IS WHY WE NEED PRESS BRIEFINGS

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/fox-news-chris-wallace-slams-001354625.html

Fox News' Chris Wallace slams Trump for playing 'very dangerous game' with the press


Fox News host Chris Wallace voiced his discomfort with White House press secretary Sean Spicer's answer to a reporter's questions regarding President Donald Trump's "tape" tweet made on Friday.

Trump tweeted in reference to his FBI director that he fired earlier this week: "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Spicer, during his daily White House press briefing, answered reporter Jeff Mason's question of whether Trump had recorded his conversation with Comey. "The President has nothing further to add on that," said Spicer. "That's not a threat, he simply stated a fact. The tweet speaks for itself."

"When I heard that exchange today between Jeff Mason, a White House reporter, and Sean Spicer speaking from the podium in the briefing room for the President of the United States, it took my breath away," said Wallace to Fox News host Shepard Smith. "He was asked specifically, 'Is there a recording device in the Oval Office of the President of the United States?' He said, 'I have nothing for you on that.'"

Wallace, whose career spans decades of service in several news outlets, also made the comparison between the Watergate scandal during Richard Nixon's tenure in the 1970s.

"That was what in Watergate they called a non-denial denial," said Wallace. "[Spicer] could have said 'no.' He could have said 'yes.' He said 'I have nothing for you on that.'"

"Look, it may just be that the president is trolling the press corps and saying 'Work yourself into a frenzy about all this' and turns out it's nothing," continued Wallace. "But why would he do that? Why would he want to decrease the credibility which is already in question of this White House and comments that are made from that podium?

"It seems to me that you're playing a very dangerous game with the currency of the credibility of the President of the United States."


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#1498709 --- 05/13/17 08:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!

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#1498715 --- 05/13/17 04:24 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!
Hold on. In Nov, 2018, the Dems will take back the house. If we are lucky, Trump will resign out of pure frustration. If we not lucky, that lunatic will start nuclear WWIII with North Korea and kill us all.

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#1498716 --- 05/13/17 04:25 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!
So you are disagreeing with Chris Wallace of Fox news?

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#1498722 --- 05/13/17 05:31 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!
So you are disagreeing with Chris Wallace of Fox news?

"SORE LOSERS!"

Poor Tommyboy. He's unable to ponder and discuss fundamental issues no deeper than comparisons to a Pong game circa 1972.
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#1498736 --- 05/13/17 07:58 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 PM EST
Dead man lying
Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment
Lucian K. Truscott IV Skip to Comments

http://www.salon.com/2017/05/13/dead-man-lying/

We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is not yet in. I remember exactly how it happened in the Watergate story, when everybody knew Nixon was guilty of ordering the break-in at the DNC headquarters at the Watergate hotel and office complex and supervised the cover-up, but evidence sufficient to prove his guilt wasn’t yet available. Guilty men lie, and lie repeatedly. Their early lies beget later lies; their little lies beget bigger lies; their implausible lies beget extraordinary lies; they tell more and more outrageous lies as their day of reckoning closes in. It was true of Nixon and now it’s true of Trump. The lies multiply, they become ever more far-fetched, and finally the day arrives when lying doesn’t work anymore. We’re there with Trump. He lies practically every time he takes a breath, but his lies aren’t working anymore. He’s choking from lack of oxygen. He’s a dead man lying.


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#1498738 --- 05/13/17 08:06 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
He lies practically every time he takes a breath, but his lies aren’t working anymore. He’s choking from lack of oxygen. He’s a dead man lying.

"Donald Trump, on the other hand, is some kind of extraterrestrial bivalve with gills on his nipples whose home ecosystem is unrefined chaos. I'm not sure what it is he's breathing, but it ain't air."

-William Rivers Pitt


Trump Nixes Nixon: Where Watergate Goes to Die
Read on: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40578-trump-nixes-nixon-where-watergate-goes-to-die
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#1498743 --- 05/13/17 08:53 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!
So you are disagreeing with Chris Wallace of Fox news?


I am not having conversation some organ-grinder's monkey on TV, I'm talking to you Kyle.


YOU ARE A SORE LOSERS!

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#1498745 --- 05/13/17 09:07 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Kyle, the only thing wrong with you, is your a SORE LOSERS!
So you are disagreeing with Chris Wallace of Fox news?


I am not having conversation some organ-grinder's monkey on TV, I'm talking to you Kyle.


YOU ARE A SORE LOSERS!


Take a moment to actually think about it Tommy.

As long as you keep chanting that juvenile "YOU ARE A SORE LOSERS!" mantra, in all probability no one would give a rip to offer a response to ya.
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#1498750 --- 05/13/17 09:38 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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You are sore losers! You guys are mad because Trump is cutting the handouts and regs. you liberals put in place! All that garbage just makes it harder to keep jobs here! I see your buddy Andy is giving free tuition to SUNY schools so you fatcats at Cornell might have to take a cut plus Trump is cutting the handouts too. No wonder you liberals don't like him!

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#1498751 --- 05/13/17 09:42 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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He's not a politician so he's going to make mistakes but he's keeping his promises he made in the election! First and foremost get rid of the illegals! I'm glad to see that!

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#1498753 --- 05/13/17 09:51 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Yeah, yeah. More rantings from an empathy deficient, delusional apple-polisher for Trump.

Btw bootlicker. I have no affiliation with C.U.
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#1498759 --- 05/14/17 01:39 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Harvard Constitutional Scholar Calls For Trump Impeachment Probe
The “authoritarian” president “interfered with an investigation involving national security,” writes Laurence Tribe.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/laur...kushpmg00000009

A top Harvard constitutional law professor is calling for an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, branding the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey as an “obvious effort to interfere with a probe involving national security.”

To “wait for the results of the multiple investigations underway is to risk tying our nation’s fate to the whims of an authoritarian leader,” Professor Laurence Tribe wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Saturday. Tribe added that Trump’s conduct “strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government.”

After Comey’s firing last week, Tribe joined the legal advisory board of Impeach Trump Now, a campaign pushing for an impeachment probe into the president.

“It is now up to Congress to save the Constitution by initiating impeachment proceedings,” Tribe said in a statement Friday when he joined the board. “Trump can’t say ‘You’re fired’ to the House of Representatives.”

Tribe wrote in the Post that “ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment even before the Comey firing.” He cited Trump’s apparent “brazen defiance” of the foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars a president from receiving foreign funds.

But Tribe is particularly troubled by Comey’s firing and its aftermath. After the ouster last week, Trump appeared to encourage Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein to provide cover for a decision Trump conceded he had already made and scrambled to work out some consistent “story” for Comey’s firing.

Tribe said Trump’s actions in firing Comey were “vastly more serious” than the “third-rate burglary” that Richard Nixon tried to cover up in Watergate. On Friday, journalist James Fallows wrote in the Atlantic that Trump’s scandal “looks worse than Watergate.”

“The crucial thing is that the prospect [of impeachment] now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018,” Tribe concluded.

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#1498768 --- 05/14/17 08:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Just a another sore loser!! You may not have any connection with CU but you think the same as those sore loser liberals! POOR BABIES! All your handouts are going to be taken away!

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#1498769 --- 05/14/17 08:39 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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You are in need of serious help Kyle! First it was the landfill now its the election! Whats the next mountain you are going to attempt to climb? You need to make better choices because you are always on the losing end!

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#1498779 --- 05/14/17 12:59 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You are in need of serious help Kyle! First it was the landfill now its the election! Whats the next mountain you are going to attempt to climb? You need to make better choices because you are always on the losing end!
I just made a post on the landfill thread. I can solve everything if everyone would just listen to me. smirk I am sure I would make a better president than Trump as would most Americans. Take the first few pages of any phone book. I would vote for any of them over Trump. They could hardly make a bigger mess of things than what he is making.

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#1498780 --- 05/14/17 01:01 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/politics/james-clapper-russia-collusion/index.html

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning Sunday about the state of the US government after President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks US institutions are "under assault."
"I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally," Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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#1498781 --- 05/14/17 01:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Just a another sore loser!!
So next year when the Democrats take over the House you are not going to be a sore loser? Ya right.

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#1498829 --- 05/16/17 01:37 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Just a another sore loser!!
So next year when the Democrats take over the House you are not going to be a sore loser? Ya right.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...gence-community

When Angela Merkel met with Trump, he treated her with disdain and allegedly served her and Germany, a more than 50-year ally of the U.S. during and after the Cold War, a bill for perceived unpaid NATO commitments. With Lavrov and Kislyak, representatives of a U.S. adversary, Trump laughed it up as seen in the pictures taken by a Russian photographer after he blocked the U.S. press from observing the event.

The last seven days have forced Americans, including those in the intelligence community, to ask disturbing questions: What is wrong with the President? Is he insane? Incompetent? Why is he furthering Russia’s aims by sowing distrust amongst America’s allies? Why would he complain of leaks from inside the U.S. government even as he leaks classified information to Russia?

With those questions, loyal Americans serving his administration are searching for ways to sideline or corral the President before the U.S. finds itself devoid of credible intelligence, alone in the world and highly vulnerable to foreign threats.

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#1498830 --- 05/16/17 05:52 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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And yet "Germany vows to increase defense budget & meet NATO obligations in long term"

The only people "unhinged and dangerous" are Shumer And all the other liberals.
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#1498851 --- 05/16/17 11:39 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Why should we have to foot the bill for the majority of NATO costs Kyle? Everybody should pay their share! Why do we pay the majority of costs for the worthless UN? It's time other countries step up and pay their share!

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#1498853 --- 05/16/17 12:41 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Why should we have to foot the bill for the majority of NATO costs Kyle? Everybody should pay their share!
I agree.

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#1498854 --- 05/16/17 12:43 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Why do we pay the majority of costs for the worthless UN? It's time other countries step up and pay their share!
The UN is far from worthless. How do you determine the fair share of every country? How much should a very small poor country with a small population pay?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/07/what-has-the-un-achieved-united-nations

How much of a part the UN played in holding nuclear armageddon at bay divides historians. But there is little doubt that in the lifetime that has passed since it was set up in 1945 it helped save millions from other kinds of hell. From the deepest of poverty. From watching their children die of treatable diseases. From starvation and exposure as they fled wars made in the cauldron of ideological rivalries between Washington and Moscow but fought on battlefields in Africa and Asia.

The UN’s children’s organisation, Unicef, provided an education and a path to a better life for millions, including the present UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. The UN’s development programmes were instrumental in helping countries newly freed from colonial rule to govern themselves.

“Like everybody says, if you didn’t have the UN you’d have to invent it,” said David Shearer, who served the organisation in senior posts in Rwanda, Belgrade, Afghanistan, Iraq and Jerusalem. He is now New Zealand’s shadow foreign minister. “But it’s imperfect, of course it is, and everybody knows that it is,” he said.

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#1498870 --- 05/16/17 05:52 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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A whopping 48 percent of respondents to new poll say they are in favor of impeaching the president

by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

May 16, 2017

For the first time, more Americans support impeaching President Donald Trump than oppose the idea, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling.

The poll, conducted in the wake of Trump firing former FBI director James Comey, found 48 percent in favor of impeachment and 41 percent against. Just 43 percent of respondents think Trump is going to serve his full term as president.

"One thing hurting Trump is that Americans expect honesty from their president and his aides, and they feel like they're not getting it," the polling operation said in a statement (pdf).

Indeed, only 38 percent of voters say they consider Trump to be honest and a full 51 percent "outright say they consider Trump to be a liar." Meanwhile, despite Trump's assertion in a tweet last week that it was unreasonable to expect his surrogates to always be accurate, the vast majority of respondents to the poll (77 percent) said they do expect the president's press secretaries to tell the truth all the time compared to only 14 percent who say that isn't the expectation.

On the matter of the president's tax returns, which he said last week would stay hidden until he's out of office, the poll found Trump to be out of step with his constituents' desires. Not only do 62 percent of voters continue to think he needs to release them, compared to only 29 percent who think it's not necessary, but 61 percent "would even support a law requiring candidates for president to release 5 years of tax returns in order to appear on the ballot, with just 28 percent opposed to such a provision," Public Policy Polling reports.

The survey—conducted May 12-14 among 692 registered voters and with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent—almost certainly reflects negative response to Comey's firing. Despite only 24 percent of respondents seeing Comey favorably, compared to 40 percent who harbor a negative opinion, only 37 percent of voters support Trump's decision to dismiss the FBI director and the majority don't buy the administration's explanation for why Comey was canned. Fifty-four percent say the FBI's investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is the reason Comey got the boot.

Pollsters did not get the chance to ask voters about Monday's revelations that Trump spilled classified intelligence during a meeting last week with Russian diplomats, but it's likely that the latest reporting could further spike support for impeachment, with a wide array of voices saying proceedings must begin.

Still, despite such chatter, the president on Tuesday characterized his meeting with Russia as "very successful"—and refused to answer further questions about the nature of the disclosure or the possible damage it may have caused.

An increasingly popular petition launched in the wake of Trump's inauguration and calling for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation had close to one million signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...hment-oppose-it
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#1498932 --- 05/17/17 02:39 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/donald-trump-russia-comey/index.html

The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just doesn't know what he's doing?

when Trump was in search of a vice presidential running mate, there were a series of reports that his son, Don Jr., made an approach to Ohio Gov. John Kasich with this promise: Kasich could be in charge of domestic and foreign policy. What would Trump be in charge of then, Kasich asked Don Jr.. "Making America great again," Don Jr reportedly replied.

(Nota bene: Trump's campaign denied this story which was first reported by Robert Draper in the New York Times. The Kasich sources, who were the original source of the information, stood by it.)

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#1498935 --- 05/17/17 04:39 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Mukasey: Trump's reported conversation with Comey 'not appropriate'

The former attorney general and campaign surrogate says the president may have 'complete unconsciousness' of what he was doing.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/17/michael-mukasey-donald-trump-james-comey-238509?lo=ap_e1

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's reported urging of FBI Director James Comey to drop part of the ongoing Russia-U.S. election probe was "not appropriate" and suggested that Trump has thus far failed to appreciate the shift from being a real estate mogul to being the nation's chief executive.

"That conversation may be appropriate to a minor disciplinary matter in a corporation. It’s not appropriate to a criminal investigation and the inability to distinguish the one from the other I think is extraordinary," said Mukasey, who served as attorney general under President George W. Bush and was a frequent public surrogate for Trump during last year's campaign.

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#1498936 --- 05/17/17 06:32 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Just a another sore loser!!
So next year when the Democrats take over the House you are not going to be a sore loser? Ya right.



Quote:
So next year when the Democrats take over the House you are not going to be a sore loser? Ya right.


SO, what if the Democrats don't take the House?

Would you still be a sore loser?

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#1498937 --- 05/17/17 06:35 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/donald-trump-russia-comey/index.html

The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just doesn't know what he's doing?

when Trump was in search of a vice presidential running mate, there were a series of reports that his son, Don Jr., made an approach to Ohio Gov. John Kasich with this promise: Kasich could be in charge of domestic and foreign policy. What would Trump be in charge of then, Kasich asked Don Jr.. "Making America great again," Don Jr reportedly replied.

(Nota bene: Trump's campaign denied this story which was first reported by Robert Draper in the New York Times. The Kasich sources, who were the original source of the information, stood by it.)


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The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just "doesn't know what he's doing"?



Yeah, like you!

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#1498944 --- 05/17/17 10:06 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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What do you expect from a liberal activist group! DUH!

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#1498951 --- 05/17/17 11:05 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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What do you expect from a liberal activist group! DUH!

FAR more than we do from conservative lap dogs hell-bent on rolling back 100+ years of constitutional civil rights advancements.

DUH! crazy
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#1498965 --- 05/18/17 07:23 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Advancements which have gone to far left!

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#1498967 --- 05/18/17 07:26 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?

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#1498972 --- 05/18/17 07:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Honest to god. Trump sounds like a young child saying well they did it too mom!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trum...kushpmg00000009

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Justice Department’s decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, calling the probe “the single greatest witch hunt” in U.S. political history.

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!

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#1498977 --- 05/18/17 08:25 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/dear-white-house-aides-save-save-us-090030027.html

Dear White House aides: Save yourselves. Save us.
Matt Bai 4 hours ago

If you’re reading this furtively on your secure phone during a senior staff meeting in Washington, and if the room you’re standing in has no corners and you can look out a window and see a lot of pretty roses planted outside, and if your boss is carrying on about what a mess everything is and how incompetent you are, then listen to what I’m about to say very carefully, because you may not have much time.

Leave the room as quietly as you can. Find a box. Go back to your office, pack up your things, leave the badge on the desk and go.

It’s hard to get perspective when you’re living in a bunker, sacrificing sleep and solid meals, holding tightly onto a dream you’ve had since you were a kid. It’s impossible to see how desolate it looks from the outside, how inevitable the finale.

But maybe you’ve seen that terrific movie “Get Out,” about the dude who finds himself stuck in a house full of deranged predators he thought were his friends?

Yeah, I know this is hard to get your head around, but you’re the black guy.

Because every day you spend at the White House now, trying to keep this thing on the tracks, is a disservice to yourself, and ultimately to the rest of us.

I get why you wanted the job, I really do — even if you didn’t especially know or trust Donald Trump, even if you rooted for someone else in the primaries. Serving was the patriotic thing to do. No one should blame you for that.

I, too, thought it was possible, if unlikely, that Trump could be a force for good, a reformist rather than an arsonist. With some experienced hands to guide him, with just an ounce of humility, it didn’t seem crazy that he could figure out how to reinvent himself — yet again — as a kind of confounding pragmatist.




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#1498993 --- 05/18/17 12:32 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!

Spoken like a true, self-entitled, white, racist, heterosexual male, tax-cheat of colonial European descent, who's questionably never made a significant personal sacrifice for the benefit of his community or country.

We feel your pain. Sincere kudos for thriving in spite of the endless horrors you've endured. eek
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#1499025 --- 05/19/17 04:07 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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What are the odds that Trump will say something so stupid on this foreign trip that even Republicans in Congress will start to desert him? I would say about 50-50. The whole world will be watching closely now.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/donald-trump-foreign-trip-preview/index.html

Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.

The President's debut foreign tour was always going to mark a significant test, given the challenging itinerary and his own complete lack of diplomatic experience. Foreign trips are a grueling proposition for even the most seasoned commander in chief -- with their tedious summits and official dinners, stifling protocol and on-camera moments ripe for a misstep that can cause a diplomatic incident or ignite a political firestorm.
But the chaos that has raged around Trump since he took office, the difficulty his press team has in keeping up with his contradictory statements and tweets and his sheer unpredictability make this tour even more of a high-wire act.


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#1499041 --- 05/19/17 03:29 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
What are the odds that Trump will say something so stupid on this foreign trip that even Republicans in Congress will start to desert him? I would say about 50-50. The whole world will be watching closely now.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/donald-trump-foreign-trip-preview/index.html

Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.

The President's debut foreign tour was always going to mark a significant test, given the challenging itinerary and his own complete lack of diplomatic experience. Foreign trips are a grueling proposition for even the most seasoned commander in chief -- with their tedious summits and official dinners, stifling protocol and on-camera moments ripe for a misstep that can cause a diplomatic incident or ignite a political firestorm.
But the chaos that has raged around Trump since he took office, the difficulty his press team has in keeping up with his contradictory statements and tweets and his sheer unpredictability make this tour even more of a high-wire act.



I put it at 100%, not because he does, but because the press will report anything he says that way. Luckily most people can see the media for the bias they have.

Harvard Study
“The public’s low level of confidence in the press is the result of several factors, one of which is a belief that journalists are biased,” they conclude. “That perception weakens the press’s watchdog role. One of the more remarkable features of news coverage of Trump’s first 100 days is that it has changed few minds about the president, for better or worse. The nation’s watchdog has lost much of its bite and won’t regain it until the public perceives it as an impartial broker, applying the same reporting standards to both parties.”
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#1499044 --- 05/19/17 06:49 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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More negative media coverage about Trump. He is the real nut job. This is great mainstream media reporting.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-russians-nut-job-comey/index.html

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#1499046 --- 05/19/17 08:29 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!

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#1499048 --- 05/20/17 02:50 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!
That is such a silly statement. Key Trump supporters are getting very nervous. Apparently you are not?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/rick-santorum-donald-trump/

As White House lawyers begin researching impeachment procedures, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Friday night the GOP is nowhere near supporting such a move, but warned President Donald Trump that "this can't continue for a whole lot longer."

A person briefed on the matter told CNN that lawyers in the White House counsel's office have consulted experts in impeachment during the past week and have begun collecting information on how such proceedings would work.
People briefed on the legal discussions also revealed that White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards.

Santorum, who voted to convict former President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice during his impeachment trial in 1999, agreed that Republicans would currently oppose impeachment. But he cautioned that things could change dramatically if damaging revelations continue to plague the Trump administration.


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#1499063 --- 05/20/17 05:15 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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It's not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia 'nut job' meeting any worse

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-nut-job-comey/index.html

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#1499066 --- 05/20/17 06:02 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch...ng-948779587730

Watergate lawyer: Obstruction of justice evidence 'overwhelming'

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#1499074 --- 05/20/17 09:37 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!
That is such a silly statement. Key Trump supporters are getting very nervous. Apparently you are not?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/rick-santorum-donald-trump/

As White House lawyers begin researching impeachment procedures, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Friday night the GOP is nowhere near supporting such a move, but warned President Donald Trump that "this can't continue for a whole lot longer."

A person briefed on the matter told CNN that lawyers in the White House counsel's office have consulted experts in impeachment during the past week and have begun collecting information on how such proceedings would work.
People briefed on the legal discussions also revealed that White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards.

Santorum, who voted to convict former President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice during his impeachment trial in 1999, agreed that Republicans would currently oppose impeachment. But he cautioned that things could change dramatically if damaging revelations continue to plague the Trump administration.

I'm not nervous because they will find nothing! When this happens the Dems. are going to look like fools for wasting taxpayer money and Trump will be re-elected in a landslide!

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#1499075 --- 05/20/17 09:38 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
It's not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia 'nut job' meeting any worse

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-nut-job-comey/index.html
That's a real unbiased source! LOL!

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#1499078 --- 05/20/17 10:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
It's not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia 'nut job' meeting any worse

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-nut-job-comey/index.html
That's a real unbiased source! LOL!
You think Trump has an oval meeting with top Russian officials at Putin's request one day after firing Comey, gives them highly classified info, brags to them about firing the director of the FBI, and you still think the criminal investigation may find nothing wrong? WOW.

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#1499079 --- 05/20/17 10:48 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
It's not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia 'nut job' meeting any worse

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-nut-job-comey/index.html
That's a real unbiased source! LOL!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Cillizza

Cillizza began his career at The Cook Political Report and, later, Roll Call prior to joining The Washington Post.[11] For the Cook Report he covered gubernatorial races and southern House races. He wrote a column on politics for Congress Daily. During his four years at Roll Call, which he joined in June 2001, he reported on campaign politics from the presidential to the congressional level, finishing his time at Roll Call as the paper's White House correspondent.[12]

His freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications including the Atlantic Monthly, Washingtonian, and Slate.[13] He has also been a guest on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.[12] After multiple guest appearances on the network, he was named an MSNBC Political Analyst, a position he resigned when he accepted a position at CNN.[14] He is also a frequent panelist on Meet the Press.

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#1499080 --- 05/20/17 11:09 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
No answer? I am not surprised. Trump says he wants to make America great again, What time frame do you think America was at its greatest?

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#1499081 --- 05/20/17 11:12 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Commentary: If you work for President Trump, it's time to quit

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opini...0518-story.html

I've been a Republican political consultant for almost 30 years, and I've dispensed a lot of private advice. But now it's time for me to reach out publicly to my fellow Republicans working in the Trump administration.

You learned quickly that your job isn't actually to serve the nation, manage your agency or fulfill the role you ostensibly play according to the White House org chart. In reality, you spend most of your time fluffing Trump's ego. Either that or you're making excuses for not being a more aggressive suck-up. If you've been ordained to appear on television as an administration surrogate, you know by now that your task isn't to advocate for your agency or issue, but to lavish the president with praise.

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#1499086 --- 05/21/17 03:49 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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A great article by Trump aides. Please read it all.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...oron?yptr=yahoo

Trump Officials: ‘He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron’

In the wake of yet another Russia-related bombshell, Trump aides despaired because they know President Trump only has himself to blame.

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#1499093 --- 05/21/17 09:14 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!

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#1499100 --- 05/21/17 01:42 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!
Really? I asked you several questions above. Apparently you have no answer to any of them?

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#1499124 --- 05/21/17 07:35 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!
Really? I asked you several questions above. Apparently you have no answer to any of them?
Still no answer?

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#1499125 --- 05/21/17 07:36 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
bump

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#1499126 --- 05/21/17 07:36 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
It's not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia 'nut job' meeting any worse

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-nut-job-comey/index.html
That's a real unbiased source! LOL!
You think Trump has an oval meeting with top Russian officials at Putin's request one day after firing Comey, gives them highly classified info, brags to them about firing the director of the FBI, and you still think the criminal investigation may find nothing wrong? WOW.
bump

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#1499127 --- 05/21/17 07:37 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
No answer? I am not surprised. Trump says he wants to make America great again, What time frame do you think America was at its greatest?
bump

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#1499129 --- 05/21/17 07:38 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!
Really? I asked you several questions above. Apparently you have no answer to any of them?
bump

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#1499137 --- 05/21/17 10:23 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Are you positive that actually happened or are you just listening to so called sources from CNN!

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#1499138 --- 05/21/17 10:24 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
No answer? I am not surprised. Trump says he wants to make America great again, What time frame do you think America was at its greatest?
bump
Not under Obama that's for sure!

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#1499139 --- 05/21/17 10:27 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
bump
Not that far back but close to it when we didn't have all the government handouts so people like you don't have to work but watch the mailbox the first of the month!

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#1499140 --- 05/21/17 10:29 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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You sure like getting your so called facts from the lefty media don't you?

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#1499146 --- 05/22/17 02:35 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You sure like getting your so called facts from the lefty media don't you?
And I have asked where you get your news and it is another question you refuse to answer.

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#1499147 --- 05/22/17 02:37 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Are you positive that actually happened or are you just listening to so called sources from CNN!
Are you talking about the nut job comment? Is is hard to tell what you are talking about here. If that is what you are talking about the White House has not denied it.

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#1499148 --- 05/22/17 02:39 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
bump
Not that far back but close to it when we didn't have all the government handouts so people like you don't have to work but watch the mailbox the first of the month!
Sounds like the late 1800's?

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#1499151 --- 05/22/17 02:51 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Are you positive that actually happened or are you just listening to so called sources from CNN!
Is this where you get your news? Where they have all the sex scandals?

http://thepoliticalinsider.com/fox-news-takes-huge-hit-ratings/

In a surprising development from one of the weirdest election cycle we’ve ever had, it looks like CNN has knocked Fox News from it’s enormous pedestal in the ratings game!

CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time in April. CNN beat Fox News for the fifth time in the last eight months in M-Su prime time (four of the past eight in M-F prime) among adults 25-54. The last time CNN had this many prime time wins in an eight-month period versus Fox News was over 14 years ago (Nov. 2001).

Many people are pointing to Fox News’ unrelenting pro-Trumpism for the falling numbers. Sean Hannity, Eric Bolling, Greta Van Susteren, and Bill O’Reilly have all been accused of coddling The Donald while going after his competitors. And that just doesn’t make for interesting television.

Heck he’s even gotten Megyn Kelly to befriend him, after months of very public feuding after the first Fox News debate – and Donald Trump’s supporters have been giving her death threats!!

Read more: http://thepoliticalinsider.com/fox-news-takes-huge-hit-ratings/#ixzz4hnAoVlB1



Read more: http://thepoliticalinsider.com/fox-news-takes-huge-hit-ratings/#ixzz4hnA2Dk1b




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#1499169 --- 05/22/17 11:50 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!
From Fox news!

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/22/an...rms-impeachment

Coulter: If Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises, Dems Will Win Big in 2018 & Impeach Him

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#1499193 --- 05/23/17 03:28 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!
You think they are not going to find anything wrong in all this Russia probe? That is so ridiculous.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trum...a-probe-n763336

President Trump asked two top intelligence officials in March to say publicly that they saw no evidence the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian effort to interfere in the 2016 election, a former senior intelligence official told NBC News.

Trump asked both the director of national intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to make the statement, and both declined, the former official said,.

The officials, DNI Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers, were sufficiently concerned about the requests that one of them wrote a memo about it, the former official told NBC News. The two men also exchanged notes about their conversations with the president, the source said.

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#1499224 --- 05/23/17 06:26 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!

If so, then I'm clearly in WEIRD company. crazy crazy crazy
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#1499226 --- 05/23/17 10:28 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Kyle you need to quit posting all this lefty liberal crap! It makes you look dumber than you actually are!
From Fox news!

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/22/an...rms-impeachment

Coulter: If Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises, Dems Will Win Big in 2018 & Impeach Him
Dems don't even have a candidate! That party is in total disaaray!

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#1499227 --- 05/23/17 10:30 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!

If so, then I'm clearly in WEIRD company. crazy crazy crazy
That's kinda what I thought about you Ithaca people!

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#1499228 --- 05/23/17 10:34 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
gassy one Offline
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Advancements which have gone to far left!
Sounds like you think we should go back to the way things were before the Civil War?
bump
Not that far back but close to it when we didn't have all the government handouts so people like you don't have to work but watch the mailbox the first of the month!
Sounds like the late 1800's?
Maybe that's why you don't like Trump! He is going to cut your check way back!

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#1499232 --- 05/23/17 11:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
If you only knew what you were talking about BIMBO!

If so, then I'm clearly in WEIRD company. crazy crazy crazy
That's kinda what I thought about you Ithaca people!

Wrong City, Slick.
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