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Old 01-20-2017, 11:48 PM   #126
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Holy ****ty Body Language Batman

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Old 01-20-2017, 11:49 PM   #127
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I mean what are you going to trust? Data and facts from the liberal dishonest media, or tweets direct from the orange god himself.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:23 AM   #128
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Holy ****ty Body Language Batman

Wow, he really is only going to last a couple months, once he actually realizes that he isn't able to just **** off and go home whenever he wants, there's no way he keeps going.

Kinda like this guy in Corpus Christi: A new mayor promised to fix a Texas city. Instead, he resigned after just 37 days on the job.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:26 AM   #129
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Looks like they're "praying" to be honest.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:54 AM   #130
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Wow, he really is only going to last a couple months, once he actually realizes that he isn't able to just **** off and go home whenever he wants, there's no way he keeps going.

Kinda like this guy in Corpus Christi: A new mayor promised to fix a Texas city. Instead, he resigned after just 37 days on the job.
Yeah people keep touting what a hard worker he is and how little sleep he needs but a president's day is highly choreographed and arranged and there is only going to be so much trump can do to reduce that.

So much of the process involves people fighting for or providing access to the president and issues and questions constantly arise.

That he won't take Intel briefings is a good sign he is going to struggle with the restrictions, bigly. Trump's weird accuses aside, Intel briefings are never going to be identical and the president has a singular unique amount of information from anyone else in the world. That along with the president supposedly to be of some relative intellect who might provide additional insight.

It could be entirely possible for Trump to basically play hookey for four years. However his staff and congress would essentially need him to step aside and stay out of the way. Instead trump will just insert himself when he feels like it with the least information possible. This will potentially lead to a huge amount of friction.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:18 AM   #131
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:32 AM   #132
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Truthfully the only real hope here is that the US Constitution does its job and Trump isn't able to do anything along the lines of Idi Amin or Hitler.

And I have no doubt that he'll try, make no mistake.
Republicans are like 2 statehouses away from passing amendments. Goodbye freedom of the press.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:35 AM   #133
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Haha Giuliani and Spicer hacked. Looking forward to the Repubs combing through the info.


https://www.scmagazine.com/giuliani-...rticle/632676/
How long before Russia and the Chinese in a proxy war via hacking Democrats and Republicans respectively, if they aren't already?
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:46 AM   #134
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:48 AM   #135
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wow, didn't think he'd start trying to kill people so quickly
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:54 AM   #136
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They all had the same password Devilhillary666$&.


No way they used $ and & in their passwords.


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Old 01-21-2017, 02:39 AM   #137
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Serious question: can the ACLU stand in for the government as plaintiffs in cases like this during the Trump administration? Like, can other people besides the DOJ watch out for our constitutional rights and stuff or are we just totally ****ed?
Short-ish answer: private individuals and groups can sue to enforce some violations of the Act. (Both former Atty General Holder and Pres. Obama have talked about making voting rights a priority in their post office lives, so I could see them doing some stuff in this area).

Slighly longer answer: the DOJ is a big player in this area. They bring many of the cases and file paperwork in support of private plaintiffs in a lot of other cases. Other groups might eventually step in to take up the slack, but, especially for a few years, individual plaintiffs and groups are going to be unprepared and underresourced compared to the DOJ. And more states are going to try to pass voting restrictions if they thing the DOJ is going to look the other way.

Best case scenario imo is that individual plaintiffs can play a credible game of whack-a-mole for a few years and prevent too much erosion.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:47 AM   #138
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Unemployment low. Housing Prices Up. Obama approval soaring. Stock market all time high. All time lows in crime.

TRUMP BANE SPEECH ON THE DECAY OF SOCIETY.

Is there any comparison for this happening elsewhere in history?
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:12 AM   #139
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This will absolutely be the new norm.

Bad unemployment number comes out? The dishonest media not reporting all the jobs Trump saved, look at Carrier, Etc.

We still run big deficits? Lies, Trump is saving huge $ for the tax payers, look how much he saved on Air Force one and F35.
Sean Hannity will be at the vanguard of this.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #140
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Rick Perry on his newfound appreciation for the DOE:

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After being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination," he said.
Holy ****ing ****, these ****ing people.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:44 AM   #141
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Finally watched Trumps's speech and it was blood- chilling
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We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones -- and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.
Obviously the fight against the extremist terrorists is very legit but the horror of what trump 'eradicating it of the face of the earth' would mean in practice doesn't bear thinking about.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:15 AM   #142
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Assuming there will not be a nuclear war, DeVos might actually be the one doing most of the long term damage.

Sounds like a lot of students will end up with a ****ty education.
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The way it will happen, if her plans are implemented, is that more students will be steered towards a more religious-based education than a science-based education, exacerbating the fact that too many people are not able to figure out things like climate denial and intelligent design are bull****.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:19 AM   #143
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Rick Perry on his newfound appreciation for the DOE:



Holy ****ing ****, these ****ing people.
LOL Obama and HRC were opposed to gay marriage but their stances "evolved" but Perry is outright pandering, got it.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #144
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In what way will this happen? US Department of Education
Unlike the systems of most other countries, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in determining curricula or educational standards (with the recent exceptions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Common Core State Standards Initiative). This has been left to state and local school districts. The quality of educational institutions and their degrees is maintained through an informal private process known as accreditation, over which the Department of Education has no direct public jurisdictional control.
Oh, you mean except for the past 15 years? Hilarious. Your own rebuttal disproves your point, even though you obviously didn't realize that.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:09 AM   #145
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After being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination," he said.
Holy ****ing ****, these ****ing people.
Whether Campaigning Rick Perry was selling hot garbage nonsense to morons and he genuinely knew all along that the DoE shouldn't be abolished, or Rick Perry is a genuine moron figuring government out for the first time -- this seems highly emblematic of the coming few weeks.

I feel like in this quote you can rightfully feel rage, despair, chagrin for America's burgeoning and growing Idiocracy, and then finally some sort of bizarre optimism now that the bar is so low. All those feelings at once.

Hail to America's anonymous briefers. Whoever those gals and guys are that can get Rick Perry to admit the DoE does things. Important things. Perhaps they can convert the whole Trump Admin. Hail to the scourge of the right-wing chattering classes, the dreaded LIFELONG BUREAUCRAT, who lives in the swamp with a cushy government job but actually in fact operates in the quiet and in the shadows getting Rick Perry to know things. Can you imagine that conversation? That briefing? Those bureaucrats and the operational consistency they might just preserve are the literal ****ing heros of the Republic. I hope the 2217 versions of Ken Burns and David McCullough and other 23rd Century pop historians does not forget them in their documentaries and books.

We spend so much time on the Lincolns and the MLKs and the Eisenhowers of history, but ****, the hero of early 21st century America might just be some lackey in the DoE who came up with just the right kind of PowerPoint or Visio transition effects to keep Rick Perry entertained enough to pay attention for 15 minutes.

"Now Governor Perry, let's look at this next slide. The Department of Energy is responsible for...

<clicks mouse; the words "nuclear arsenal" rolls in from the left, as if by magic, spins twice, and settles on the slide>

...America's nuclear weaponry. Nuclear weapons are highly destructive ammunition that is capable of...

<clicks mouse; the words "hurting lots of people" rolls in from the right of the slide, this time the text is animated and appears to be on fire>

hurting lots of people."

Or maybe simply hail to Rick Perry's sense of patriotic duty, or maybe simply shame, that finally, now in office, we can be straight up with America that actually all that campaign rhetoric about eliminating core government functions was just bull****. May whatever finally got to Rick Perry's conscience be found in the rest of the Trump Administration.

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Old 01-21-2017, 08:18 AM   #147
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LOL Obama and HRC were opposed to gay marriage but their stances "evolved" but Perry is outright pandering, got it.
That's not why Perry is being criticized. Wtf is wrong with your brain? Besides senility.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:58 AM   #148
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No, company's with Trumps name were founded. Huge difference and the same happened when Obama got elected.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:34 AM   #149
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But you can't just open companies with "TRUMP" on them, right?

Like if you tried to start selling TRUMP Cashews I imagine, literally The President, would slap you with a lawsuit so quick your head would spin.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:44 AM   #150
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But you can't just open companies with "TRUMP" on them, right?

Like if you tried to start selling TRUMP Cashews I imagine, literally The President, would slap you with a lawsuit so quick your head would spin.
Totally doable, i bet it wouldn't take me longer then a week and more then 100 bucks to create a company called Trump bla bla LLC

And yes he might be able to sue those company's for trademark infringements under certain circumstance, but it is also very likely that those company's were founded by shell company's residing on the Cayman islands.
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