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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by nwdiver » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:51 pm

He actually called and congratulated the Dem winner.......that made the news, so it was OBVIOUSLY not fake news ;) maybe just playing President again.......I hate it when he does that sh!t........
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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by frozen-north » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:42 pm

bert.douglas wrote:
Being in Alabama, the situation is more complicated...
There was a good republican candidate, Mo Brooks. But McConnell/Trump spent a lot of money to defeat him in favor of a locally hated* candidate Luther Strange during the primaries. That allowed Moore to get in at the runoff. For us in Alabama, there was too much outside money and dirty tricks. It is resented. We had to pick the lesser of two evils. It was a real toss up. My opinion is that people voted against Moore because he is a little too crazy, not because of anything he might have done 40 years ago.

There should be an extra choice on every election -- "none of the above". Or maybe negative voting on multiple candidates. Vote against all the ones you don't like.

So all politics is local. And this result is unlikely to resemble any other result anywhere else.

Just because Alabama likes Trump in general, does not mean that we support him when he does something stupid.

Enough with the childish pumpkinhead insults. Surely with a modest effort you could find something of substance to criticize about Trump.
Even the news media have finally stopped putting false orange color on pictures of Trump. I know the orange color is fake, because I have seen him in person.

* Luther Strange was hated because as attorney general he cut a deal with the former corrupt governor to not prosecute the governor in exchange for an appointment to the empty senate seat of Jeff Sessions.
Whether Alabama supports or not Trump is only part of the issue. Alabama supported a 'child molester', as Moore was called in some articles. And one would have to be clear, it was not all Alabama, it was *white* Alabama that supported Roy Moore.

Whilst 98% of black women voted for Jones, just 34% of white women did the same. In short, nearly two-thirds of white women voted instead for Moore, the Republican candidate whose campaign was riddled with allegations of child molestation. He has also been a strident voice against LGBT rights and called Islam a “false religion.” The exit polls also show that 93% of black men backed Jones, compared with 26% of white men.

https://qz.com/1155156/alabama-senate-r ... roy-moore/
And there are plenty of articles commenting on Trump's hair *and skin* color changes through the years.
The Citrusy Mystery of Trump’s Hair

The evolution of Trump’s coiffure over the decades has been widely noted and thoroughly documented. He has parted his hair on one side and then the other. He has combed it forward, swept it backward, swirled it like frozen yogurt, aerated it like cotton candy. In a brisk wind, it has been a pair of gossamer wings. During a tense debate, it has been a gargantuan sponge.

But less frequently observed is how much its hue changes, and I don’t mean from one year to another. I mean from one day to the next, in more incremental and mesmerizing ways, to a point where no two observers can agree on what to call it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/opin ... -hair.html
Here's why Donald Trump's skin is so orange

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-d ... ge-2016-10

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by JHyre » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Leftists are against sexual predators when they run as Republicans. When it is one of their own, "feminist" leftists do what it takes to stay in power. Think Bill Clinton. That sort of power mongering at the price of principles lowers the bar. Many Republicans figure that they might as well support someone like Moore to keep power....you know, like Democrats.

In this case a lot of Republicans were so (understandably) disgusted with "their" candidate that they stayed home. I'm sure that leftists everywhere are going to give Republicans credit for rejecting a nut even though it cost them power.

Leftists are about power, period. And they are also hypocrites about it - expecting Republicans to reject the Clintons of the world while leftists fight tooth & nail to defend the same when their own power is at stake.

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by frozen-north » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:55 pm

bert.douglas wrote:
Most, if not all, of those last minute (but 40 year old) staged accusations have been thoroughly debunked. I note that not one of the accusers has sworn out a formal affidavit under penalty of perjury.
Moore has denied the accusations, but I am not sure if that is enough to say that they have been 'debunked'.
Ivanka Trump slams Roy Moore: 'There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children'

"I've yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts," the first daughter and presidential adviser said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/politics/ ... index.html

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by cali_chile48 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 am

My apologies to those offended by the term Pumpkinhead. It is by far the cleanest name I have for that prick in the White House.

As for Alabama...yes...a special place indeed. I traveled through the deep south (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee) in the early 1980s....with my African American wife. Let-s just say that as a mixed-race couple, we were clearly not welcome in some parts.....not a surprise to me that nearly half the voters picked Roy Moore. (

BTW....does the Pumpkinhead administration allow the use of the term mixed-race? They seem to have banned other terms like fetus, diversity and science-based, assuming reports such as this are credible....

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/16/57132923 ... dirty-word)

And this comment....
Leftists are about power, period.
.....clearly a sweeping generalization, not meant to be fair or even provide a facade of fairness. In fact, there are many progressive people who are much more focused on issues like social justice and access to health care and education.

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by nwdiver » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:43 pm

cali_chile48 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 am
My apologies to those offended by the term Pumpkinhead. It is by far the cleanest name I have for that prick in the White House.

As for Alabama...yes...a special place indeed. I traveled through the deep south (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee) in the early 1980s....with my African American wife. Let-s just say that as a mixed-race couple, we were clearly not welcome in some parts.....not a surprise to me that nearly half the voters picked Roy Moore. (

BTW....does the Pumpkinhead administration allow the use of the term mixed-race? They seem to have banned other terms like fetus, diversity and science-based, assuming reports such as this are credible....

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/16/57132923 ... dirty-word)

And this comment....
Leftists are about power, period.
.....clearly a sweeping generalization, not meant to be fair or even provide a facade of fairness. In fact, there are many progressive people who are much more focused on issues like social justice and access to health care and education.
High taxes and free healthcare, childcare and education including Univercity don't seem to be hurting those leftist. Scandinavian countries very much even with an over load of refugees.........just saying
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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by Britkid » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:45 pm

From March to November 2017 Gallup asked people around the world this question. “Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States?” And published their findings this month.

You have to fill in a form to download the PDF report and see the rankings by country. Only 13% of Chileans approved, with 74% disapproving.

Globally, 30% approved so that is very low.

The 13% for Chile was lower than virtually any country.

Looks like Trump is hated in Chile even more than elsewhere.

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by HybridAmbassador » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:04 pm

So what is wrong with a head of country had an affair with Adult movie star. She said she served Mr Trumpf for almost a year but then his stuff denies the alleged statement and calls it as fake news. Good or bad, the most powerful Dude in the world for sure is in the news all the time.
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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by David_Bro » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:10 pm

I think it's interesting that any political figure before President Clinton would be taken down by any verbal gaffe of whatever much less any real mis-directed and/or illegal action on their part----be it governmental, constitutional or moral activity----to be clear and honest, I think Reagan began the routine when he slipped the noose from around his neck with Iran Contra (no offering an opinion in favor or against his actions, just say'n it) and then President Clinton, from even before he was elected and was beginning his campaign, was found to be in a mess----blame it on the internet where anyone can broadcast globally, right or wrong, what they think or have experienced, and he effectively slipped himself out of the noose, even addressing the nation on big media and getting out of all of it----now its the common path set by nation that is willing to put up with it and it comes from both sides of the aisle-----simply Trump is playing the same game with rules and behavior that has served all US governments since Reagan effectively---its just the new rules to the game and much like poker, the dealer typically calls the game and rules for his hand until he passes it on to his left.

I do find it interesting that Trump broadcasts via Twitter or other means with specific statements and then denies or severely bends what he has said and its bump in the road but he seems to weather it and on he goes----so an amendment now to the rules and behavior of our leaders----Don't think our next President after Trump, whether he goes to a second term or not and if he/she is liberal or conservative, will not take advantage of all that has been put into play by previous governments------Interesting to note, all the French leaders have had mistresses and I think it was Mitterand that was first brought out in the media in this regard---the French were "well of course" -----Hollande suffered the same exposure and the government on----the media brought it to light and government went on with out much to say about it so "se la vie."

I think its also interesting to note that before Nixon was implicated in watergate and the coverup he invited the nations top editors for a meet in Florida, alone, and there were 200 or 400 editors there I think and answered their questions over a 60 to 90 minute discourse----now he was lying in every way about it of course------but imagine any President since then and especially our last three putting themselves up to that type of scrutiny?

Simply, the rules have changed and its just what it is-----the media has a part in this as does the politician but in larger part, its the fault of the voter and citizen that has let this go------votes, except on voting day as they are tallied and its a blue or red state don't really matter except when CBS, NBC, FOX or CNN put them up on their board on election night-----Politicians make themselves scarce and are no longer seen by the public where the voter can get at them and let them now----you can write emails and letters and call but its just nonsense-----Its hard work on the part of the voter to get some time with a political representative and obviously the politician and staff foment this situation.

In the old days the politicians had to show up to ribbon cuttings, memorials, community events and now they don't as much as they can be there virtually via the technology we have----they had to have face time to get the votes and stay in power----not so much now. I am in news and have not covered my representative locally in one event over the last four years after our district was gerrymandered into his district.-----so in my opinion, its the voter that is responsible in this collapse of not getting what we want and deserve-----the politician is simply responding to his/hers best advantage in the habitat and environment we the voters have created.

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by frozen-north » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:03 am


Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee was let go at law firm after he ‘just didn’t show’
January 20

A former Trump campaign worker appointed at age 23 to a top position in the White House’s drug policy office had been let go from a job at a law firm because he repeatedly missed work, a partner at the firm said.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/investig ... story.html

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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by admin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:47 pm

Dam. I just realized i have to record and watch the state of the union address.

Not because i believe anything that comes out of trumps mouth. Not out of even small sence of patriotism i might have left (and rapidly shrinking).

Because none of the comedy shows will make any sense for years to come.
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Re: The Trump Administration

Post by cali_chile48 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 pm

Just a little update.

Pumpinhead's ex campaign manager was convicted of 8 counts of fraud of various types, and, in a separate court room on the same day, Pumpkinhead's ex personal lawyer pleaded guilty to 8 counts of fraud and campaign finance law. Pumpkinhead is making more noise than ever about getting rid of Jeff Sessions, the head of the Department of Justice.....with the idea that a ew DOJ head would stop the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling.

Oh, and the owner of The National Enquirer and the CFO of the Trump Organization have both been granted immunity. They both have interesting stories to tell....

The heat is on...and it's gonna get a lot hotter, especially if the Democrats take control of the House, which seems quite likely. Then we'll see some congressional investigations with some teeth.

Impeachment in 2019? Convictions in 2021 (after Pumpkinhead finishes his miserable four years in office)?

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