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Political Roundtable Part XXVI

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#901 » by Pointgod » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:33 pm

pancakes3 wrote:trump mocks fat guy at his rally mistaking him for a protester, has him kicked out.

fat guy was, and still is a trumper, says "Everything's good! I love the guy! He's the best thing that ever happened to this country."

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-protester-weight-problem


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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#902 » by Ruzious » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:19 pm

pancakes3 wrote:trump mocks fat guy at his rally mistaking him for a protester, has him kicked out.

fat guy was, and still is a trumper, says "Everything's good! I love the guy! He's the best thing that ever happened to this country."

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-protester-weight-problem

And the latest craziness: A court order was needed... to get the Trump admin to provide hygiene products to migrant facilities - and this was from an Appeals Court!!! Yes, our courts are more over-burdened than ever with a case like this because the Trump Administration decided they had to fight this in court... because they refused to provide hygiene products... can't... make... this... up.

https://thehill.com/latino/457573-appeals-court-rules-trump-administration-must-provide-personal-hygiene-products-in
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#903 » by Zonkerbl » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 pm

what up, suckas?
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#904 » by pancakes3 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:32 pm

i feel like this news story has a little bit of everything that's wrong with our society baked into it:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/black-teens-fundraising-high-school-football-team-held/story?id=65014115
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#905 » by verbal8 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:28 pm

pancakes3 wrote:there's been a lot of sh*tty news lately ranging from Steve King making a case for rape babies, Cuccinelli dogwhistling that Ellis Island was ok bc it was for white immigrants, and Israel banning Omar and Tlaib from an official visit


The Ellis Island that sits under the statue based on the face of an Arab women :D :lol:
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Post#906 » by verbal8 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 pm

dckingsfan wrote:↑↑↑↑↑

Don't disagree with much of that - except that I think the CBO is OVER estimating the revenue - especially long-term. Don't put a program on the back of a tax source that won't be there.


One thing that could happen is that retail providers could anticipate a decrease in frequency and jack up their rates. If trades costs doubled, it could seriously impact liquidity.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#907 » by verbal8 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:50 pm

pancakes3 wrote:i feel like this news story has a little bit of everything that's wrong with our society baked into it:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/black-teens-fundraising-high-school-football-team-held/story?id=65014115


At least the women who pulled a gun on them was arrested.
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Post#908 » by dobrojim » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:53 pm

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pancakes3 wrote:there's been a lot of sh*tty news lately ranging from Steve King making a case for rape babies, Cuccinelli dogwhistling that Ellis Island was ok bc it was for white immigrants, and Israel banning Omar and Tlaib from an official visit

The fact that our President goes to the leader of Israel to get him to ban 2 Americans from going to Israel - strictly because they are political rivals of his... this has gone so far past the point of absurdity... How do people not understand this? Do people not care because it falls below countless other idiocies and pettinesses that he's done and said? Hey, as long as he's not risking lives or committing treason this time...?


Not just 2 Americans, 2 members of Congress.
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Post#909 » by dobrojim » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Recent FOX News poll of head to head Trump vs each of the top 4ish Dems,
Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Harris, has Trump failing to break 40% against
any of them And losing to all of them. If you're a Pub, at least you can say the
election isn't for 15 months. Still not very encouraging for them I would think.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#910 » by Zonkerbl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:27 am

Weird to me that Krugman is tweeting his confusion that something so insignificant as tariffs on manufactured goods could have any real effect on the US economy. Dude, remember this whole globalism idea? China is *heavily* dependent on manufacturing. Trump's idiotic trade war hurts China, which hurts the world economy, which hurts *us.* I thought the nobel prize winning economists were supposed to be the ones explaining unintended consequences to everybody.

Otherwise I like Krugman and think his economics are good. But come on man.
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Post#911 » by montestewart » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:11 pm

Zonkerbl wrote:Weird to me that Krugman is tweeting his confusion that something so insignificant as tariffs on manufactured goods could have any real effect on the US economy. Dude, remember this whole globalism idea? China is *heavily* dependent on manufacturing. Trump's idiotic trade war hurts China, which hurts the world economy, which hurts *us.* I thought the nobel prize winning economists were supposed to be the ones explaining unintended consequences to everybody.

Otherwise I like Krugman and think his economics are good. But come on man.

Didn’t he characterize internet commerce as a passing fad (maybe I’m not remembering correctly). If smart people always got it right, we wouldn’t need as many.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#912 » by Zonkerbl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:54 pm

dobrojim wrote:Recent FOX News poll of head to head Trump vs each of the top 4ish Dems,
Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Harris, has Trump failing to break 40% against
any of them And losing to all of them. If you're a Pub, at least you can say the
election isn't for 15 months. Still not very encouraging for them I would think.


If we're really going into a recession the next election is going to be a BLOODBATH for the GOP. Again, can't believe I'm rooting for a recession.

On the one hand it's kind of disappointing that after all this protesting and investigating and prosecuting none of it matters, just the economy. I wanna feel like my utter ruination of Nate and his ilk on this board was good for *something.*

On the other hand it'd be delicious irony that this recession that will torch the GOP is at least somewhat self inflicted.
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Post#913 » by pancakes3 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 pm

scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion
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Post#914 » by Zonkerbl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 pm

pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


I mean, you've squeezed all the blood you possibly can from this rock. You have your tax cut for the rich, you have your two activist SCOTUS picks. The smart thing to do at this point is cast him aside. If you're going to get crushed because of the recession *anyway*, might as well excise that boil sooner rather than later. People could pretend the GOP aren't racist again. "See, we realized our mistake! We're better now!"
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#915 » by montestewart » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:58 pm

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pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


I mean, you've squeezed all the blood you possibly can from this rock. You have your tax cut for the rich, you have your two activist SCOTUS picks. The smart thing to do at this point is cast him aside. If you're going to get crushed because of the recession *anyway*, might as well excise that boil sooner rather than later. People could pretend the GOP aren't racist again. "See, we realized our mistake! We're better now!"

Someone will subtly present it to Trump as a selfless decision, a self-imposed term limit by a non-career politician who only reluctantly entered the fray only to right the ship. People will be eating that **** up!
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#916 » by verbal8 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 pm

montestewart wrote:
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pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


I mean, you've squeezed all the blood you possibly can from this rock. You have your tax cut for the rich, you have your two activist SCOTUS picks. The smart thing to do at this point is cast him aside. If you're going to get crushed because of the recession *anyway*, might as well excise that boil sooner rather than later. People could pretend the GOP aren't racist again. "See, we realized our mistake! We're better now!"

Someone will subtly present it to Trump as a selfless decision, a self-imposed term limit by a non-career politician who only reluctantly entered the fray only to right the ship. People will be eating that **** up!


That and a fat check to start a TV network where he can whine all he wants and get paid for it.

Of course I am sure it will meet the same fate as: Trump Casinos, Trump Airlines, Trump Steaks and Trump U. However he would never realize that in advance.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#917 » by pancakes3 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:48 am

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pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


I mean, you've squeezed all the blood you possibly can from this rock. You have your tax cut for the rich, you have your two activist SCOTUS picks. The smart thing to do at this point is cast him aside. If you're going to get crushed because of the recession *anyway*, might as well excise that boil sooner rather than later. People could pretend the GOP aren't racist again. "See, we realized our mistake! We're better now!"


not that it makes an inch of difference but what a wasteful selling of souls for the GOP to bootlick trump for the past 2 years and not even getting a second term out of it.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#918 » by FAH1223 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 am

Larry Kudlow says the Trump administration has no plans for a recession :lol:

Reminds me of this

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#919 » by Zonkerbl » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 am

pancakes3 wrote:
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pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


I mean, you've squeezed all the blood you possibly can from this rock. You have your tax cut for the rich, you have your two activist SCOTUS picks. The smart thing to do at this point is cast him aside. If you're going to get crushed because of the recession *anyway*, might as well excise that boil sooner rather than later. People could pretend the GOP aren't racist again. "See, we realized our mistake! We're better now!"


not that it makes an inch of difference but what a wasteful selling of souls for the GOP to bootlick trump for the past 2 years and not even getting a second term out of it.


I'm counting on GOP shortsightedness. All that matters is clinging desperately to power. The future doesn't matter.

Although they are the ones playing the long game with stuffing the judiciary with activist judges, decimating the voters rights act and enacting voter suppression measures anywhere. And inviting foreign countries to help undemocratize the elections. Maybe they figure they've cheated enough that it doesn't matter anymore how evil people think they are. The main goal is to destroy democracy as soon as possible - if the country wins a battle here and there, and for example elects a black President, retrench and try again.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXVI 

Post#920 » by Pointgod » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:37 pm

pancakes3 wrote:scaramucci said that trump won't run if he's convinced he'd lose, which i do agree with in theory. i just don't think his narcissistic self will allow for him to arrive at that conclusion


Trump needs to run for a second term. It’s the only thing keeping him from serving jail time. His only hope is to run out the statute of limitations on his crimes.

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