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#1511240 --- 12/19/17 04:59 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
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Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.


5000 years is more like it.

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#1511243 --- 12/19/17 05:45 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.
5000 years is more like it.
Did you read that in the good book? grin
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#1511249 --- 12/19/17 06:24 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.
5000 years is more like it.
Did you read that in the good book? grin


Yeah...a book.

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#1511256 --- 12/19/17 07:18 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Did you read that in the good book? grin
Yeah...a book.

"Everybody Poops" doesn't count.
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#1511257 --- 12/19/17 07:30 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Did you read that in the good book? grin
Yeah...a book.

"Everybody Poops" doesn't count.


Brilliant!

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#1511272 --- 12/20/17 02:56 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: ThomasDecker]
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I callz 'em like I seez 'em.
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#1511290 --- 12/20/17 07:56 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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you posted this around 3 am

do you ever sleep?
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#1511316 --- 12/20/17 12:52 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: bluezone]
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you posted this around 3 am

do you ever sleep?

Not lately, That tends to happen when you volunteer to look after an elderly widowed shut-in with no family after having just undergone triple bypass.

What's your excuse?
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#1511333 --- 12/20/17 06:07 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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Humanitarian work? That's something that Liberals do while expecting nothing in return....well it's gratifying and offers the satisfaction of a good deed well done. Proud of you!!!!

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#1511335 --- 12/20/17 06:16 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Formermac]
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Thanks from an atheist who still believes that we ARE our brother's keeper. wink
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#1511340 --- 12/20/17 06:24 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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Yes we are, had a great report from my doctor today and I hope to get back out there myself to resume something positive and collectively rewarding toward others. If I don't talk to you soon, have a Happy Holiday.

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#1511377 --- 12/21/17 02:24 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Formermac]
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Yes we are, had a great report from my doctor today and I hope to get back out there myself to resume something positive and collectively rewarding toward others. If I don't talk to you soon, have a Happy Holiday.

Thanks, Life is GREAT!
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#1511427 --- 12/21/17 05:23 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: Timbo]
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How did American leadership sink to this level?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mik...kushpmg00000009

President Donald Trump’s latest sycophantic cabinet meeting is receiving widespread ridicule online.

After House Republicans passed the final version of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday, Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence “to say a few words.” Pence didn’t hold back in lavishing praise on POTUS, applauding him for unleashing American energy and spurring a record-setting optimism.

Many Twitter users mocked Pence’s “ass kissing” while others said it left them “ashamed” and “disgusted”:
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#1511506 --- 12/26/17 01:31 PM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/26/opinions/earth-from-space-climate-change-opinion-mark-kelly/index.html

Mark Kelly: This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet


By Mark Kelly

Updated 11:12 AM ET, Tue December 26, 2017
CNN Global Warning 12-2-17_00000507

This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet. President Donald Trump has managed to take a wrecking ball to years' worth of hard work and painstaking negotiations. If not undone, our retreat from the Paris Climate Accords and the EPA's Clean Power Plan alone mean our planet's temperature will rise at a greater rate and our citizen's health will degrade. Other changes in environmental regulations on drilling and auto and appliance efficiency will only make matters worse.

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#1511521 --- 12/27/17 03:23 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/12/26/gregg-popovich-on-why-nba-folks-should-give-back-because-were-rich-as-hell/?cid=eref:nbcnews:text

Gregg Popovich on why NBA folks should give back: “Because we’re rich as hell”

via Twitter:

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked why he thinks it’s important to give back to the community: “Because we’re rich as hell and we don’t need it all, and other people need it. Then, you’re an a-- if you don’t give it. Pretty simple.”
7:02 PM - Dec 26, 2017 · San Antonio, TX

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Popovich has received some backlash for his comments, with fans asking him to “stick to sports” despite the fact that he is more than qualified to speak on political and global issues. Popovich served five years of active duty in the Air Force and was involved in intelligence gathering during the Cold War.
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#1511524 --- 12/27/17 09:06 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET
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#1511528 --- 12/27/17 09:42 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET



Quote:
, those who stood up to bigotry


I stand against the bigotry of the Democrat party!

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#1511529 --- 12/27/17 10:22 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET
Quote:
, those who stood up to bigotry
I stand against the bigotry of the Democrat party!
Enjoy standing alone.
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#1511530 --- 12/27/17 10:31 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/14/republicans_kick_the_bigots_out_134738.html

Republicans, Kick the Bigots Out
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By Bill Scher
RCP Contributor
August 14, 2017

When President Reagan spoke to the nation upon being nominated for re-election at the 1984 Republican National Convention, he went out of his way to declare, “In the party of Lincoln, there is no room for intolerance. … Many people are welcome in our house, but not the bigots.”

Now there was a reason Reagan felt compelled to draw such a line. Four months earlier, he received an endorsement from the Ku Klux Klan, as he had in 1980. Reagan rejected the endorsement each time, but in 1984 he received some criticism for not doing so immediately.

Two weeks ago, Sen. Jeff Flake published a book that counseled his colleagues “to speak out if the president ‘plays to the base’ in ways that damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.” On Saturday, many Republicans appeared to take Flake’s advice, with not only McCain reprising his role as a voice of conscience, but also rock-ribbed conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Orrin Hatch distancing themselves from Trump’s rhetoric and condemning white supremacism and domestic terrorism by name.

That’s a start. The next step is to echo Reagan, and say with crystal clarity that there is no room for bigots in the Republican Party.

Such a declaration could be based on political conviction or political calculation. But failure to draw a firm line against hate risks allowing Trump to define the party long after he’s gone from the White House, and long after his coalition has demographically withered.
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#1511610 --- 12/29/17 04:23 AM Re: President Trump Live [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/28/opinions/trump-politifact-lie-of-year-obeidallah-opinion/index.html

Trump finally gets the honor he deserves

By Dean Obeidallah Updated 4:30 PM ET, Thu December 28, 2017

Donald Trump is right -- he doesn't always get the credit he deserves. And Trump isn't bashful about making that point.
In November while on Fox News -- his seemingly go-to network for daily "intelligence briefings" -- he complained to host Laura Ingraham that despite leading "one of the greatest" economic revivals in "the history of our country," he was "not getting enough credit for it."
And Trump made that very point yet again a few days ago with his tweet: "... So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in first year. Sadly, will never be reported correctly by the Fake News. Media!"
Finally, it looks like things are changing. The non-partisan PolitiFact.com -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking media outlet -- recently announced its signature annual award.

After reviewing scores of statements made by politicians this year, it has declared that the big winner of "Lie of the Year" for 2017 goes to one told by (cue the drum roll and prepare the confetti) Donald J. Trump! That has to bring some joy for Trump as he spends time this week at his exclusive, for-profit country club Mar-a-Largo -- or as he has nicknamed it the "Winter White House."
You might be asking which Trump lie did PolitiFact choose, considering Trump has served up more "whoppers" than Burger King. Well, it goes back to May 2017 when Trump told NBC's Lester Holt that, "This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."
As PolitiFact notes, Trump told different versions of that lie several times in 2017, such as in September when he tweeted, "The Russia hoax continues."
But it was his comment in May that earned Trump this "honor."

Although there hasn't been any evidence that points to direct collusion between Trump and Russians, there is no denying that the Russians interfered in the presidential election. Still, the President continues to do just that -- despite evidence of Russian meddling. As PolitiFact pointed out, "Trump could acknowledge the interference happened while still standing by the legitimacy of his election and his presidency -- but he declines to do so. Sometimes he'll state firmly there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, an implicit admission that Russia did act in some capacity. Then he reverts back to denying the interference even happened."
I wish Trump would give a speech accepting this award. I could see him thanking himself for being one the greatest fabricators ever. Trump would then slam the "haters and losers" and of course those in the "fake news" who doubted he would ever win such an honor.
But simply recognizing Trump for this one lie is unfair to all the others he told in 2017. So let's take a quick stroll down Trump "Pants on Fire" lane, courtesy of PolitiFact, to look back at some of the other tall tales he gave us.

There were Trump's lies about policy. For example, in September while stumping to build support for tax cuts, Trump declared that ending the estate tax would "protect millions of small businesses and the American farmer." In reality, this tax at the time only applied to estates worth over $5.49 million for individuals or $10.98 million dollars if a married couple. Add to that, this tax was paid by a total of 5,460 estates in 2017. Thus, Trump's claim that millions of small businesses and farmers would benefit was a big, fat lie.
Trump also lied when attacking his political opponents. In July, Trump took to Twitter to go after Amazon because its founder, Jeff Bezos, is also the owner of The Washington Post which has dared to criticize the President. In a possible effort to spark a congressional inquiry into the company, Trump tweeted, "Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?"
In reality, Amazon is neither a monopoly nor a company that doesn't pay taxes. Amazon actually paid $412 million in taxes in 2016, according to regulatory findings. Who knows what Trump paid? The American people don't, because Trump has refused to release his tax returns.

Trump even lied while attacking people who were standing up to white supremacy. In August, Trump stated that white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville "had a permit. The other group didn't have a permit." This was the same press conference where Trump infamously stated that there were "very fine people on both sides." In reality, those protesting the vile white supremacists actually had a permit despite Trump's attempt to smear them.
And there were just so many other "Pants on Fire" lies by Trump in 2017 from his February statement that terrorism attacks in Europe are so frequent it has "gotten to a point where it's not even being reported," to his lie last week that the federal government's diversity visa program gives us "the worst of the worst" of people from other countries.

Although Trump's "Lie of the Year" award may be a bit tarnished in his eyes because he isn't the first president to receive it -- one of his arch-nemeses, President Barack Obama, beat him to it when he received this honor back in 2013 -- at the rate Trump is going, I bet he will win this award many, many more times before he finally leaves the White House.
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