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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5900 on: February 07, 2020, 08:34:57 PM »
Boy I wish I spoke Russian.  You don’t need to for much of it, you KNOW the general idea.



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« Reply #5901 on: February 08, 2020, 12:46:36 PM »
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5902 on: February 09, 2020, 08:42:28 AM »
America's fatal flaw: The founders assumed our leaders would have some basic decency. Our democracy was founded on optimism about human nature. Amid the Trumpian wreckage, that looks like a bad bet

Link >> https://www.salon.com/2020/02/08/americas-fatal-flaw-the-founders-assumed-our-leaders-would-have-some-basic-decency/
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5903 on: February 09, 2020, 02:31:31 PM »
It’s fascinating to watch SO many people lie in government.  And now, Trump brings an “over the top” element .... where the lies can be as big as you want them.  Quite Orwellian.

And just to make sure people buy the lies .... you have a media company that is more than happy to repeat them 24 x 7 x 365.  That segment of the population has been brainwashed over the past 30+ years. 

And politicians KNOW they are brainwashed ... and will believe and repeat anything they say.  Again, quite Orwellian.

Without FACTS ... any society is doomed.  The founding fathers never imagined this many corrupt, unethical people in a house of Congress .... unwilling to do the right thing.
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« Reply #5904 on: February 09, 2020, 02:43:05 PM »
... unwilling to do the right thing.

Buddy, you don't understand. They are doing the right thing. In the capitalist framework without checks and balances, that's what people are supposed to do: Earning shittons of money no matter how.

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« Reply #5905 on: February 09, 2020, 02:59:29 PM »
No.  That was NOT the original thought of the founders of the Constitution. 

It is the thought of the current “lobbyist party” (Republican Party), which has transformed over the past 40 years or so.

I guess we just have to be grateful that Hillary didn’t win. 😉😉
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« Reply #5906 on: February 09, 2020, 03:58:09 PM »
I guess we just have to be grateful that Hillary didn’t win. 😉😉

Absolutely, because after her the US would be in a much worse state than it is in now. Now, there is a chance of a progressive wave that may actually achieve something for the American population at large (and not just Hollary's donors). So, get behind Sanders and stop whining about your war-mongering sociopath.

I don't understand why you have returned anyhow, after making such a fool of yourself wrt Russiagate and the Mueller Report and all that stupid, destructive nonsense. Get behind Sanders 100% or get out.
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5907 on: February 09, 2020, 04:08:38 PM »
Only if Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't die - or any other SCJ for that matter. Because if so, Trump manages to appoint another ultra right-winger to the bench and you can forget any progress for the next 40 years.

Buddy, sorry if i offended you. That wasn't my intent. This was my weird way of underlining what you said.
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5908 on: February 09, 2020, 04:52:47 PM »
Blumenkraft:

You didn’t offend me at all.  Your original statement started with “The founders assumed ...”.

I was pointing out that it is NOT “the founders” who created the “warped capitalism” that we have in the US right now.  THAT was created over the past 40 years (or more) by a slow and deliberate “buying off” of the Republican Party.

It is my belief, that the founders would be “rolling in their graves right now”.  The founders could never in their wildest dreams have imagined the current moral bankruptcy of the Republican Party.



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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5909 on: February 09, 2020, 05:10:48 PM »
Neven:

This is YOUR website.  At any time, you have the authority to remove me from it.  And you can make up any excuse you like.  I didn’t realize this was a Bernie Sanders campaign site for Bernie people only

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5910 on: February 11, 2020, 01:34:40 PM »
Hahahahahahahaha, look how tough Taliban Trump is.  ;D ;D ;D

Trump tweeted a clip from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' that shows Larry David in a MAGA hat, seemingly not realizing it's an insult

Link >> https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tweet-make-america-great-again-curb-your-enthusiasm-2020-2

Good show BTW.
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« Reply #5911 on: February 24, 2020, 08:17:19 AM »
Trump tweets:

"Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!"

Trump knows what he wants: an election that sells. Recall, he is a wrestling promoter. He knows that audience. He knows that they want a battle between two populists. He knows that will sell more tickets, grab more eyeballs than him beating on a dishrag like Biden. He wants Bernie, that opponent will grab more audience share than any of the others. Bernie wants turnout to go up, and so does Trump.

Crazy like a fox.

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5912 on: February 26, 2020, 12:10:30 PM »
Hayes On Whether The American Media Is About To Repeat The Same Mistakes Of 2016

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5913 on: February 27, 2020, 08:43:54 PM »

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@realDonaldTrump

Obama just appointed an Ebola Czar
with zero experience in the medical
area and zero experience in infectious
disease control. A TOTAL JOKE!

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« Reply #5914 on: March 06, 2020, 08:16:09 PM »
Trump Now Has The 8 Largest Daily Dow Drops By Points In US History


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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5915 on: March 09, 2020, 06:27:27 PM »
Blumenkraft elsewhere:
"Trump killing old people by disinforming them is, therefore, a great gift to the CEOs of insurance companies.

See how it all makes sense?"

Yes, Drumpf is something like 10-11 years old so he gets the benefits or something
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« Reply #5916 on: March 09, 2020, 06:33:03 PM »
Haha, you think he thinks so far? That's hilarious, Pmt. ;)

And also, don't forget his hubris.
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« Reply #5917 on: March 13, 2020, 07:01:52 PM »
I never ever visited this thread before (I think), and haven't read anything, but I've been thinking that if both Pres. Trump and VP Pence get seriously ill from Covid-19 (or worse) [their likely having been in the presence of a carrier last month at CPAC], would we have Acting President Pelosi?

An internet search says "Yes", unless the Supreme Court determines that the Emoluments Clause does not pertain to the President. 

How convoluted things could become!   :-\
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« Reply #5918 on: March 13, 2020, 07:05:37 PM »
Bring it on i say!
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« Reply #5919 on: April 06, 2020, 05:38:02 PM »
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White House Alters Records

The White House has repeatedly altered official transcripts, 1984-style, to make Trump look better:

WH edits out Trump's despicable statement where he says he believes Putin's denial that he meddled in the election, despite what our own agencies concluded http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-white-house-edits-putin-support-for-trump-out-of-transcript-1284716611545?v=railb&

WH edits transcript of DACA negotiations with Democrats to remove the part where Trump agrees to a clean bill that only restores DACA (which is what the dems wanted). He later walked this back and changed his mind (although he just denied he said it at all), deciding to withhold this popular move as leverage: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/white-house-edits-transcript-from-immigration-meeting-to-omit-trump-agreeing-with-sen-feinstein/

WH alters transcript to make Trump seem better at golf: https://deadspin.com/white-house-alters-transcript-to-clarify-that-the-presi-1797305596

WH edits transcript of Jared Kushner calling protestors in Gaza ‘part of the problem’: https://www.alternet.org/white-house-edits-transcript-jared-kushner-calling-protestors-gaza-part-problem

WH shares doctored video to make it seem like Acosta hit a staffer, to justify revoking his press pass: https://www.apnews.com/c575bd1cc3b1456cb3057ef670c7fe2a

Trump tweets doctored video that makes Pelosi sound drunk: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1213677001

Trump altered an official National Weather Service hurricane projection map (which is a crime) with a sharpie to make it look like it supported his erroneous claim that Dorian would hit Alabama: https://time.com/5669115/trump-hurricane-dorian-alabama-sharpie/

WH edits Zelensky call memo to omit key damning words and phrases, including references by Zelensky to Burisma that show his prior knowledge of the WH pressure for the investigation, and references by Trump to recordings of Joe Biden: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/us/politics/alexander-vindman-trump-ukraine.html

WH publishes false summary of April 2019 call between Trump and Zelensky, claiming that Trump committed to working to help Ukraine with reforms and corruption battle when nothing of the sort was in the transcript released 11/15/19: https://www.thedailybeast.com/transcript-shows-wh-made-up-details-of-trumps-zelensky-call?ref=wrap

Trump tweets doctored video that was edited to make it appear that Pelosi tore up a copy of his SOTU speech right when he was praising Tuskegee Airmen, when she actually tore it up after his speech ended: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/facebook-twitter-refuse-delete-video-trump-pelosi-ripping-speech.html?via=recirc_recent

The Strategic National Stockpile website changed its description after Kushner said stockpiles are not for states: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jared-kushner-stockpile_n_5e86dca8c5b6a949183425ca

Original: “When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously." https://web.archive.org/web/20200401024027/https://www.phe.gov/about/sns/Pages/default.aspx

Altered version after Kushner said stockpiles are not for states: "The Strategic National Stockpile's role is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies. Many states have products stockpiled, as well. The supplies, medicines, and devices for life-saving care contained in the stockpile can be used as a short-term stopgap buffer when the immediate supply of adequate amounts of these materials may not be immediately available." https://www.phe.gov/about/sns/Pages/default.aspx

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The most disturbing part of this whole saga to me, is that Orwell was wrong. In his vision, records needed to be altered for the deception to work. Winston's job was to make it impossible to prove that any falsification had taken place.
Our dystopia is actually worse: people believe the lies today, even when proof of the lie or falsification still exists. We don't need a Winston Smith for most of this shit, because they'll just believe whatever they're told, even when presented with video evidence proving otherwise.
The Party's philosophy was that you had to change the past to control it. Trump skips that step and just lies about the past, and somehow it still works.
There's just so much bullshit out there and so much horrible stuff that's true, that it becomes a full time job just to even learn about it all as it's happening. It's too much, so people just give up and go about their day, then view any accusations with skepticism.

Link >> https://www.reddit.com/r/Keep_Track/comments/fvoryl/the_white_house_alters_official_records_a_list/
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« Reply #5920 on: April 09, 2020, 12:03:20 AM »
“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Insensible before the wave so soon released by callous fate. Affected most, they understand the least, and understanding, when it comes, invariably arrives too late