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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 29, 2017 3:20 pm

Apparently not!
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Mon May 29, 2017 3:18 pm

I don't know what beer they had when you were growing up, but that ain't what the kids are drinking these days.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 29, 2017 12:23 pm

How many brews does it take to see Sen. Warren in a downtown L.A. brewery on a Sunday afternoon? :o
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Mon May 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Very small personal anecdote...

I was at Angel City Brewery in DTLA yesterday with my girlfriend, when we saw Elizabeth Warren. She arrived to no fanfare, found someone she was looking for, and within a minute she was gone. Both my girlfriend and I were struck silent at the sight of her, and by the time we got up to say hi (or a version of "Please save us"), it was too late. But we both arrived at the same conclusion...she's not going to be President in 2020. She looks like a tiny old Midwestern grandmother. I know I'm saying this after a mid-70s bald socialist Jew made a strong showing in the Democratic primary, but I was taken by how small, sweet, and...Midwestern she is. This country cares about presence. I'll take odds on Cory Booker.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby flipp525 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:35 am

Mister Tee wrote:After a one-day absence, Afternoon Bombshell returns to the air, with a special "While the President's Plane is Aloft" episode.

There were like FOUR bombshells while he was in the air!
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Mister Tee » Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm

After a one-day absence, Afternoon Bombshell returns to the air, with a special "While the President's Plane is Aloft" episode.

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Mister Tee » Thu May 18, 2017 4:26 pm

OK: I could actually consider the possibility that the "Putin pays Trump" thing was meant as a lame joke...if not for the fact that all involved first denied the conversation had ever taken place. Once you're on to your second excuse, your credibility nose-dives.

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Greg » Wed May 17, 2017 5:39 pm

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 11d73e8dbb
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sonic Youth » Wed May 17, 2017 2:19 pm

Trump's commencement speech.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Greg » Wed May 17, 2017 12:35 pm

First Republican raises impeachment for Trump:

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/33380 ... -for-trump
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Bog » Tue May 16, 2017 11:12 pm

Holy Chaffetz McCain!

Sadly...how much pressure will be enough pressure on Paul Ryan to draw up the papers knowing damn well he will also be bringing his own career to a grinding halt?

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Mister Tee » Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 pm

Mister Tee wrote:One hesitates to comment these days, because you never know what new atrocity might come to light in the immediate hours after.


As I was saying...

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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Sabin » Tue May 16, 2017 5:18 pm

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Breaking News

(AP) The Israeli government was the source of the classified intelligence that President Trump shared with a pair of Russian officials in a meeting last week, a new report said Tuesday,

The New York Times, citing a former American official who knew how the US obtained the information, reported that Trump’s disclosure could harm relations between the two longstanding allies.

Russia, the paper reported, could pass the information off to Iran, which has vowed to destroy the Jewish state.
Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster both defended the disclosure Tuesday, saying that nothing inappropriate had been revealed.

For months, I have held the belief that for Donald Trump to be removed from office, House Republicans would have to turn on him. Right now, there's just no reason for them to do this when they're getting so much done.

If Donald Trump is publicly critical of Israel, that could do it. That could open the floodgates. Worse than that, it could result in a purge of his base, the racist alt-right, from the Republican party. Part of me is crossing my fingers that he does it, but the other part is terrified for the possible rise in anti-Semitism to follow.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby Greg » Tue May 16, 2017 3:10 pm

If it is possible for the fear of losing reelection to turn enough Republicans against Trump, something to look for is two upcoming special House elections. On May 25, there is one in the at-large Montana district (Montana only has enough population for one congressional district), which polls show the Democrat might win. Because Trump carried Montana by 20 points, a Democratic win there, especially a substantial one, would indicate that these recent scandals could be pushing the Democrats to a big win in 2018 and likely rattle a lot of Republicans. There is another special House election in June in a district in Georgia that Trump won by only one percent. It is a runoff where the Democratic candidate received the plurality of the vote in the jungle primary, that is a primary where all the candidates, Democrat, Republican, and Independent, were on the ballot.
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Re: Everything Is Great Again

Postby OscarGuy » Tue May 16, 2017 2:29 pm

As we saw with Malheur, the public quickly turned against the men holed up there. I think the same would befall any protestors, violent or otherwise, who advocated armed civil disobedience. Look at what happens with Richard Spencer and his ilk. They protest heavily, but are ultimately reviled for what they represent. They would be akin to Westboro Baptist. A lunatic fringe who polite society rejects. The wealthy largely reject these folk, especially corporations, and would be exceedingly happy if they could control the government without them.
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