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#1505868 --- 10/02/17 08:23 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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That anybody knows!

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#1506028 --- 10/05/17 08:39 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/republican-donors-trump-mcconnell-anger-243449

Angry GOP donors close their wallets

'I’m sick and tired of nothing happening,' one contributor says of the party's legislative failures.


By ALEX ISENSTADT and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI

10/05/2017 05:02 AM EDT

Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done.

Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day. In full view of around two dozen guests, Thomas Wachtell, a retired oil and gas investor and party contributor, delivered an urgent message to the night’s headliner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Just do something.

Wachtell, who has given tens of thousands of dollars over the years to Senate Republicans, recalled that McConnell responded defensively. Passing legislation takes time, the Republican leader responded, and President Donald Trump didn’t seem to understand how long it required.

“Anybody who was there knew that I was not happy. And I don’t think anybody was happy. How could you be?” said Wachtell, who has previously given over $2,000 to McConnell but recently stopped donating to Senate GOP causes. “You’re never going to get a more sympathetic Republican than I am. But I’m sick and tired of nothing happening.”

With the GOP’s agenda at a virtual standstill on Capitol Hill, the party is contending with a hard reality. Some of the party's most elite and influential donors, who spent the past eight years plowing cash into the party’s coffers in hopes of accomplishing a sweeping conservative agenda and undoing Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments, are closing their wallets.

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#1506056 --- 10/05/17 08:44 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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BLAH BLAH BLAH!

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#1506077 --- 10/06/17 12:41 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH BLAH BLAH!
LOL. I hope you are storing that someplace so you don't have to retype it every time.

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#1506102 --- 10/06/17 11:08 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Have to for the garbage you post everyday!

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#1506112 --- 10/06/17 11:54 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Have to for the garbage you post everyday!
I post informative information ever day from a wide variety of sources and you have no rebuttal. That is where we are at.

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#1506128 --- 10/06/17 04:42 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/opinions/t...irby/index.html

President Trump's incredibly irresponsible comments

By John Kirby, CNN National Security Analyst

Updated 4:50 PM ET, Fri October 6, 2017

President Trump made two comments Thursday in the company of his most senior military leaders. One was a rebuke. The other was a threat.

Remember, this was a dinner party not a war council. We have to allow for the very real possibility that, finding himself up there in that glittering dining room amidst all those glittering uniforms, Mr. Trump decided on a whim to wrap himself up in a jingoistic cloak.

Either way -- at a time when thousands of American troops serve in harm's way, when ISIS still poses a real and credible threat to us and to our allies, when tensions are at their worst on the Korean peninsula, and when nation-state competitors like China and Russia continue to pursue every possible advantage over us -- the man with his finger on the nuclear codes, the man ostensibly in command of the most powerful armed forces the world has ever known shouldn't make vague and idle threats about anything.

Incredibly irresponsible, both the rebuke and the threat.

Both were incredibly irresponsible.


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#1506143 --- 10/06/17 06:46 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!

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#1506146 --- 10/06/17 06:51 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!
You won't think it is so funny when a nuclear winter settles over the planet and wipes out the human race.

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#1506148 --- 10/06/17 06:53 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/the-doomsday-clocks-new-and-dire-warning/514544/

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced Thursday that the Doomsday Clock now stands at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, suggesting that existential threats now pose a greater danger to humanity than they have at any time since the height of the Cold War.

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic warning about how close the world stands to “midnight,” that is, nuclear or existential catastrophe. Since 1947, the Bulletin’s scientists and security experts have updated it annually. Many of the world’s most acclaimed scientists—including Stephen Hawking, Susan Solomon, Lisa Randall, and Freeman Dyson—sponsor, oversee, or consult with the Bulletin.

“This is the closest to midnight the Doomsday Clock has ever been in the lifetime of almost everyone in this room. It’s been 64 years since it was closer,” said Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University and the chair of the Bulletin’s board of sponsors.

The clock has edged closer to midnight only once before: In 1953, it was moved to two minutes to midnight after the United States and the Soviet Union both tested hydrogen bombs, kicking off the mid-century nuclear-arms race. It remained at two minutes to midnight for another seven years.

At a press conference two blocks from the White House on Thursday, the scientists of the Bulletin specified that they were taking the action out of specific concern for the words of two men: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Not in the 70-year history of the clock had rhetoric from so few individuals so affected the movement of the clock, they said.

“Nuclear rhetoric is now loose and destabilizing. We are more than ever impressed that words matter, words count,” Thomas Pickering, a longtime American diplomat who served as George H. W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations and Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Russia, said at the press conference.

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#1506150 --- 10/06/17 07:00 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!
You won't think it is so funny when a nuclear winter settles over the planet and wipes out the human race.


DOOM & GLOOM KYLE! LOL!

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