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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    You have all been warned! ...
    Awesome. I wonder where in California that inspiring minivan can be seen. I'd guess not San Francisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I wouldn't count on it... The American people (and the Russian hackers) picked him over the most qualified presidential candidate ever. Where are the dems going to find a candidate that can top Hillary?
    Reading comprehension, Ted. I didn't say they wouldn't, just that his personal pardon (which is not a thing) can't overcome public opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    He can really pardon himself? So why are we spending all this money on the Mueller investigation to find a spec of evidence of Drumpf colluding with the Ruskies if he can just pardon himself in the end? Kind of seems like a waste of money.
    Speaking of spending money, your hero and overlord's trips to Mar-a-Lago cost more than Mueller's investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Speaking of spending money, your hero and overlord's trips to Mar-a-Lago cost more than Mueller's investigation.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a0c4afd7cf91
    Fake news! Those aren't actually costing Trump anything 1. because he's the president and 2. the money the government spends at Mar-a-Lago housing everybody + security detail etc. goes right back into Trump's pocket! Nobody's talking about what a smart double-dip this is!! Why you so negative?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Speaking of spending money, your hero and overlord's trips to Mar-a-Lago cost more than Mueller's investigation.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a0c4afd7cf91
    Drumpf declared Mar-a-Lago his southern white house which implies he is still working and not on vacation. Not to mention, didn't Drumpf cut like a billion dollars off the new airforce one contract that Obama initiated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Drumpf declared Mar-a-Lago his southern white house which implies he is still working and not on vacation. Not to mention, didn't Drumpf cut like a billion dollars off the new airforce one contract that Obama initiated?

    lol. As always, you provide a lot of fun stuff to review. The contract in question provided for TWO planes at an original cost of $3.75 Billion or so. Per your cited article, Trump extracted (hope his beloved waterboarding wasn't involved) a promise from Boeing that the cost of a single plane wouldn't exceed $4 Billion, so nice going Donald. And the quote from Boeing is also reassuring, as most government contractors hopeful for future business usually belittle the President and crow that they screwed over the feds.

    I actually don't begrudge any sitting President whatever he/she wants to spend on personal travel, but if you think the Obamas incurred costs anywhere near what the Trumps are running up, you be dreamin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Drumpf declared Mar-a-Lago his southern white house which implies he is still working and not on vacation. Not to mention, didn't Drumpf cut like a billion dollars off the new airforce one contract that Obama initiated?
    To sustain that implication, you would first have to establish that Trump is working when he's at the DC White House. I don't think that has been established to any degree of certainty.
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    This Alice Johnson pardon seems like a classic case of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

    Should an old lady in prison for 20 years for conspiracy to possess/deal cocaine be freed? Of course. She is a tragic victim of the misguided war on drugs.

    But clearly Trump the idiot pardoned her only because he has a thing for celebrities and Kanye in particular and he revels in his ability to exercise power unilaterally.

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    My respect for Melania continues to climb. Giuliani (whose growing stupidity is hilarious) said yesterday that, concerning believe Stormy Daniels' allegation of an affair, "[Melania] believes her husband, and she knows it's untrue." In truth, I don't think anyone believes Trump on this one, but Melania has enough dignity not to comment on her husband's tawdry affairs. So instead, she obviously instructed her spokesperson to throw Giuliani under the bus while not admitting to anything. The official response: "I don't believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani." Very deftly crafted--preserving her own dignity without confirming or denying the affair.

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    Agree, PAC. She’s shown a dignity and grace that’s been refreshing.

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    That poor woman. Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That poor woman. Sheesh.
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    I maintain some sympathy for her, but let's face it, she chose this union and had to know full well what type of man he was/is/will be. No doubt prior to marriage she had to sign all types of NDAs and prenups, so she's living with that. I'm happy to see that she has some backbone, but frankly I'd respect her a lot more if she just left his punk ass.
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    Will she be around for term 2?
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    So Senator Merkley from Oregon, who was denied access to an immigrant detention facility, was finally let in. Here's a snapshot from June 7, 2018. God bless America!

    https://www.thenation.com/article/se...nter-children/

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    Man, watching Fox post clips of Trump's interview on Twitter this morning is a thing to behold. Obama set a new low for press relations, but Trump is doing a Hold My Beer act that can't be topped without a constitutional convention.

    On another note, Trump needs the same macro econ course that 90% of the electorate does. If I hear him talk about trade deficits one more time I think I'm going to kick a puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Man, watching Fox post clips of Trump's interview on Twitter this morning is a thing to behold. Obama set a new low for press relations, but Trump is doing a Hold My Beer act that can't be topped without a constitutional convention.

    On another note, Trump needs the same macro econ course that 90% of the electorate does. If I hear him talk about trade deficits one more time I think I'm going to kick a puppy.

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    He's even dumber re: immigration. I can't imagine what he is possibly knowledgable about at all if he's a "businessman" who can't figure out macroeconomics/ econ 101.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    He's even dumber re: immigration. I can't imagine what he is possibly knowledgable about at all if he's a "businessman" who can't figure out macroeconomics/ econ 101.
    Like most successful politicians, he is knowledgeable about playing on people's fears, real or imagined.

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    No one in modern memory has been so bad with the press as Trump has. Skipping the correspondence dinner, constantly bitching about fake news...
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    Trump has been president for one year and 140 days. Dunno, seems like it's been longer. Does it seen longer to anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Trump has been president for one year and 140 days. Dunno, seems like it's been longer. Does it seen longer to anyone else?
    Yes because he does and says shit like this, but hey it's worth for his backers (and Putin has to love it) so they can get some lolz when he "makes heads explode," and triggers libs! :


    Trump Threatens to End All Trade With Allies

    Leaving the G7 summit on Saturday, President Trump said that the U.S. might end all trade with America’s closest allies if those countries don’t submit to his demands over reduced trade barriers. Trump also confirmed that he had told the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy that there should be no tariffs between them and the U.S. of any kind. Whether Trump’s characteristically hyperbolic threat, or overarching proposal, will be taken seriously is another matter.

    Referring to what he called “ridiculous and unfair” tariffs on U.S. imports, Trump said, “It’s going to stop — or we’ll stop trading with them. And that’s a very profitable answer, if we have to do it.”



    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...th-allies.html
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    I think people take it for granted how great it is that Canada is our neighboring country to the north. I can't think of a better country to share a border with. It's idiotic to act like a dickhead towards their PM, even if it is a moron like Justin Zoolander.
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    My worst fears about trump were always immigration and his dumbass trade shit. He has done worse in both than I possibly imagined, and the party being his sex slave is making it worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Yes because he does and says shit like this, but hey it's worth for his backers (and Putin has to love it) so they can get some lolz when he "makes heads explode," and triggers libs! :


    Trump Threatens to End All Trade With Allies






    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...th-allies.html
    In fairness, the lib triggering IS pretty fun.
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    Come you Dems... you are blowing it!

    Are Democrats Blowing It?

    Trump is not flaming out, jobs and the economy are thrumming, and their Sanders-style socialism is not winning new fans.

    In 2016, congressional Democrats were given a gift: the election of Donald Trump. Trump’s approval ratings had never crossed 51 percent; they’d consistently hovered in the low 40s. His personal popularity had always been low, and he had an obvious penchant for jumping on political land mines with both feet. All Democrats had to do was sound reasonable, and they’d probably take back the House of Representatives in sweeping fashion.

    Oh well.

    The latest polls show that the generic ballot lead for Democrats has dropped from a nearly insurmountable 13 points in December to about three points today. According to a new CBS News/YouGov tracking poll, the odds on a Democratic House takeover are now about 50/50. On average since 1865, the party in power has lost 32 House seats and two Senate seats in midterm elections; Democrats need just 24 seats to flip the House this year. Yet they’re still falling short.
    [...]
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/...conomy-strong/

    At this point y'all should just vote for the Libertarians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Yes because he does and says shit like this, but hey it's worth for his backers (and Putin has to love it) so they can get some lolz when he "makes heads explode," and triggers libs! :


    Trump Threatens to End All Trade With Allies

    Leaving the G7 summit on Saturday, President Trump said that the U.S. might end all trade with America’s closest allies if those countries don’t submit to his demands over reduced trade barriers. Trump also confirmed that he had told the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy that there should be no tariffs between them and the U.S. of any kind. Whether Trump’s characteristically hyperbolic threat, or overarching proposal, will be taken seriously is another matter.
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...th-allies.html
    Yeah, we want tariffs and no free trade with these countries, dammit! Wait, what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    In fairness, the lib triggering IS pretty fun.

    So funny as he tanks our economy.
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    A thought during my morning run: What if, a few days before Obama's inauguration, the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain offered him a perpetual 10% royalty in exchange for allowing them to rebrand their luxury resort chain, "Obama." He wouldn't have to do any work, although other Obama family members could work for the new chain. And Obama would vacation at various Obama-branded resorts and hold meetings with world leaders there (paid for by the government), and the feds would pick up the Secret Service tab for his family members' travel to the opening of other Obama resorts. Would Hannity have a problem with that? How does that differ from what Trump is doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    A thought during my morning run: What if, a few days before Obama's inauguration, the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain offered him a perpetual 10% royalty in exchange for allowing them to rebrand their luxury resort chain, "Obama." He wouldn't have to do any work, although other Obama family members could work for the new chain. And Obama would vacation at various Obama-branded resorts and hold meetings with world leaders there (paid for by the government), and the feds would pick up the Secret Service tab for his family members' travel to the opening of other Obama resorts. Would Hannity have a problem with that? How does that differ from what Trump is doing?
    Forgive my lack of interest in all things Trump, but did he rebrand a luxury hotel chain in his name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Forgive my lack of interest in all things Trump, but did he rebrand a luxury hotel chain in his name?
    Not a chain, but multiple buildings and resorts, the most depressing for me of which is the venerable Turnberry golf club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Not a chain, but multiple buildings and resorts, the most depressing for me of which is the venerable Turnberry golf club.
    He is all about himself. Even if he leaves our economy in shambles, he will come out, like all presidents before him, much richer than when he entered. Nothing builds wealth like success in politics.
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