Everything Is Great and Amazing

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:34 pm

I agree it seems unlikely that they could get away with this, but then no one including Trump himself thought he would be elected.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:24 pm

If it's a bill, then the Governor can veto it.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Heksagon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Are you sure? Article V only speaks about State Legislatures, the Governors should not matter.

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:53 am

Scary, but not going to happen.

It requires passage in 34 states. Their own article says: Republicans control "32 state legislatures and 33 governorships, including 25 “trifectas,”"

They have to control all three chambers in order to pass their legislation. If they only control 25, it seems unlikely they'll ever get to 34, especially after this election.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:04 am

“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Greg » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:16 pm

I've read that the Conservatives will only be able to put together an unstable minority government, not a coalition government. This could lead to another round of elections before the end of the year, perhaps leading to Corbyn as Prime Minister, which would produce world-wide-political-shock waves.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sonic Youth » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:04 pm

Magilla, I had no idea you were Melania Trump's dearest. I promise I won't tell Donald.

The story that's gotten my interest more than any other is the Grenfell tower fire in London. The fire was bad enough. If you've seen pictures and footage of it, you know how horrifying it was, and the people who were fortunate enough to escape are in a nightmare right now. But Theresa May.... words fail me. How tone deaf can someone be? She should not be the leader of the U.K., because - simply put - she can not lead.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40300369

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... on-osborne
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Anyone else get this scam message in their e-email?

Mrs Melania Trump <ristorantelastaffa@alice.it>
Today at 2:16 PM

Message body
 

GOOD DAY MY DEAREST!

I am Mrs. Melania Trump and I am written to inform you about your Bank Cheque
Draft brought by the United Embassy from the
government of Benin Republic in the white house
Washington DC has been mandated to be deliver to your
address on Sunday being of June 18th 2017 to you as soon as you get back to me
with your

your full Name.......................... ......
Home address:...................... .....................
Cell phone number:....................... ...............
City:......................... ..........................
State....................... .........
Identity card..................

Sincerely yours
Mrs Melania Trump
THE WHITE HOUSE{OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE US}
1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW WASHINGTON DC 20500 USA...........
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:33 pm

They've begun to follow the money. It's not "loans" from Russia that is the problem, it's "payoffs". They know there were payoffs, but who was paid and for what? That's the big unknown at the moment.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:25 pm

And so we begin the long journey of investigating President Trump's obstruction of justice and ties to Russia. After months of reporting, we will finally learn that...he fired Comey and he took a loan from Russia...surpriiiise!

Obviously, there is more, but I wonder if this is enough to oust him. The American people know this, so they will feel let down. And if Watergate "wasn't about the crime, but the coverup"...what cover up? He just fired somebody when he shouldn't have because he's an idiot. There aren't going to be any tapes that reveal anything akin to the darkness of Nixon. Paul Ryan's defense is stupid ("he's new at this") but it could be his saving grace. Had Trump the evil genius of Nixon and were it to be revealed, that would be a bombshell. I'm afraid that if they don't uncover anything we don't already know that he will survive this.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Yes. "Happy Birthday, Mr. President, you're under criminal investigation."

He was aware of that, of course, when he made a big show of Comey "vindicating" him for saying he was not under investigation prior to his firing. For all we know, he leaked the story or ordered it leaked to regain the headlines. He can't stand a day in which he isn't the biggest news story, good or bad.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Okri » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:37 pm

Big Magilla wrote:I thought he was referring to the shoot-out at the GOP baseball practice this morning.


Correct, though other news basically trumped that now.

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:17 am

I thought he was referring to the shoot-out at the GOP baseball practice this morning.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:16 am

Are you referring to Sessions?
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Okri » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:45 am

Well, that happened.


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