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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Oh yeah... that is a much better way to put it. BYU is the GOP and McNeese State is the Dems. The dems suck.
    I hope that isn't BYU's only win this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    So the Republican won in Ohio.

    The headlines are “still too close to call.” Republicans should panic about the house. Great news for Dems.

    Not to go all Trumpian but you can see why people hate the media.
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    In context, this would be like a democrat coming close in one of Utah's districts that hasn't had a close race 40 something years. But I agree the average person probably doesn't pay attention to the same things a political nerd would, so it would sound strange to them to call it a good night for the losing candidate's party, and make it easy to bash the media over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    Cardiac is my prophet.
    never mind, it's all good. Fox told me so

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018...andidates.html

    in the very slight chance the GOP loses the House in November, would that be the media's fault?

    By the way, here is a rare realistic look at the current landscape from what is normally a very pro-Trump outlet:

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/07/o...about-winning/
    Last edited by BlueK; 08-08-2018 at 10:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Sean tends to have very thoughtful analysis.
    "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Sean tends to have very thoughtful analysis.
    I agree. He's very good at what he does.

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    Fox News getting the message out: Make America great, I mean white again!

    https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/09/med...ism/index.html

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    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he tweeted "I never used the N-word. But if I did, I would have called Omarosa one!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he tweeted "I never used the N-word. But if I did, I would have called Omarosa one!".
    If you don't want a reality tv show circus in the White House you don't hire for it. Trump is getting just what he asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    If you don't want a reality tv show circus in the White House you don't hire for it. Trump is getting just what he asked for.
    Before your second sentence, I thought your first sentence was a chastisement for the American voters.
    "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Before your second sentence, I thought your first sentence was a chastisement for the American voters.
    Yeah, his voters don't care. Either they knew this was what they were getting and were ok with it, or they can brush it off as "fake news" and pretend it's not really happening. But from Trump's messaging through twitter and otherwise over the last couple of weeks it seems like he's getting really freaked out by where the Mueller investigation is going. And now also from whatever this Omarosa might have on tape. How in the world do you even hire someone that unqualified or that crazy in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Yeah, his voters don't care. Either they knew this was what they were getting and were ok with it, or they can brush it off as "fake news" and pretend it's not really happening. But from Trump's messaging through twitter and otherwise over the last couple of weeks it seems like he's getting really freaked out by where the Mueller investigation is going. And now also from whatever this Omarosa might have on tape. How in the world do you even hire someone that unqualified or that crazy in the first place.
    Trump has operated in an authoritarian world, and unlike authoritarians of the past, many have learned a lesson from capitalism. As long as most of the constituents are eating well, i.e., the economy is doing well, you can suppress, engage in corruption and all manner of misdeeds. It works for many political persuasions, because the core of what people first care about, "do I have a job? does it pay enough? do I have a home?" The rest is ancillary and discussion material for the wealthy or idle. For the most part, most voters are not navel gazers pontificating upon issue raised in every article from the WaPo or NYT.
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    Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.0f50054d37d3

    "William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden."

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    When your salaried work for the government ends, you should lose your security clearance. I don’t care who you are. I'm surprised to find otherwise.
    You're actually pretty funny when you aren't being a complete a-hole....so basically like 5% of the time. --Art Vandelay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    When your salaried work for the government ends, you should lose your security clearance. I don’t care who you are. I'm surprised to find otherwise.
    I agree, but to remove them selectively as a punitive measure is petty and not a policy.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    When your salaried work for the government ends, you should lose your security clearance. I don’t care who you are. I'm surprised to find otherwise.
    They've been trusted for years, and have still-classified knowledge and experience. Seems like good people to reach out to when you need an expert opinion on something. As long as their clearance is still valid, it's not a crime to explain the situation to them and get their input.

    Without the credentials, they still have the knowledge and experience, but they can't receive information that could inform their expertise and allow them to provide good counsel. Who loses out? The person or administration who is seeking the expert opinion.

    One of the counter-arguments to the "Trump has no experience in.. anything related to the office" was always "oh, he'll surround himself with experts." You can't surround yourself with the best experts if you arbitrarily yank their security clearance for petty-ass reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVAllen View Post
    They've been trusted for years, and have still-classified knowledge and experience. Seems like good people to reach out to when you need an expert opinion on something. As long as their clearance is still valid, it's not a crime to explain the situation to them and get their input.

    Without the credentials, they still have the knowledge and experience, but they can't receive information that could inform their expertise and allow them to provide good counsel. Who loses out? The person or administration who is seeking the expert opinion.

    One of the counter-arguments to the "Trump has no experience in.. anything related to the office" was always "oh, he'll surround himself with experts." You can't surround yourself with the best experts if you arbitrarily yank their security clearance for petty-ass reasons.
    lol... let me sum up:

    The Post’s Philip Bump outlined the reasons why former officials need to keep their security clearances, which essentially fall into two categories: things that might help the government (the current administration might need to consult with them on something, or they might sit on government advisory boards)—and things that will personally profit the clearance holder. As Bump wrote, many ex-officials “provide consulting services for which a clearance is at least an asset” for outside defense firms—meaning they get paid more money than most Americans earn in 10 years to say things like “yeah, this Yemen thing is really fucked up” to Raytheon once every six weeks.

    There is a free speech issue here: The president is doing something to harm a critic for no other reason than because he criticized him. Trump should not have done this. It is arbitrary and dumb, and comes from the same part of his Swiss cheese brain that spits out the word “COLLUSION!” on Twitter like a broken cuckoo clock and that desperately wants to silence the loud chorus of criticism on Russia. It is also in no way the most pressing free speech issue facing Trump critics today; just one more important one would be the case of Manuel Duran, a journalist detained by ICE in the act of reporting, who only narrowly escaped deportation.

    The Washington insider media class should think about whether their painful, urgent boner about John Brennan—who both oversaw and justified torture, and then lied about spying on Senate staffers who were working on the torture report—is because of their Commitment to Free Speech, or because it’s centered on the national security elites that they are so enamored of. It is this class that brought us takes like “John Kelly will save us from Trump because he is a Military Man and therefore loves Honor,” and “Trump truly became president when he brought out the widow of a Navy SEAL who died for an applause line.” It’s also this class that was deeply appalled when Trump wouldn’t say John McCain’s name at the defense bill signing. I cannot fathom getting mad about that; we should be naming our defense bills after people we hate, given that their legacy would then be tied to dead Yemenis.

    The shit these people get themselves whipped into a frenzy about is so, so far detached from any of the Trump administration’s actions that tangibly cause pain, misery, and death for real people, at home and abroad, that you have to wonder if it’s because the vast majority of this segment of the media is also pretty detached from the populations most at risk from Trump. They’re mostly not Manuel Durans; they live in nice houses in Washington and go to the same nice restaurants as Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller. This isn’t just a stylistic critique: Lionizing military figures, and acting like things like “I will give up my right to hear who we droned yesterday” are the most moving acts of patriotism simply because they come from A War Guy, makes it harder to advance broader critiques of American imperialism.

    It’s bad for Trump to do arbitrary and capricious things to attack his critics. But I’d give my left arm for a media that has just a little bit more hesitancy in falling over itself to applaud the national security class at every turn.

    Dump them all President Trump... drain the swamp! Have anyone re-apply for clearance as necessary.
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    Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace. --President Donald J. Trump

    You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. --William Randolph Hearst

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