Everything Is Great and Amazing

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Postby Sabin » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:35 pm

I'm not sure if i should be surprised or not that it's been only a week and change since my last Trump meltdown. But Welcome Back!

I'm starting to fear again that we're in the room with this motherfucker for four years. If not eight depending on his Democratic opposition. I keep hearing how the axe is looming for him and how his incompetent administration can't last. And yet...it's starting to sound like the same musings before he became the presumptive nominee boiling down to one truth: "Nothing like this has happened before." The appropriate response should have been "So?"

I could talk about which way the whether is blowing in DC today, but really...Donald Trump is not the first Presidential candidate to be the first corrupt businessman to become President, to have massive conflicts of inflicts, to be involved in possible treason...why should he be the last? If the internet was around in 1980, I'm sure speculation would be abound at how Iran released the hostages the hour after Reagan's inauguration. And he would probably survive it.

I'm just getting used to him.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:35 pm

There are always rumors nearly every term. They're meaningless until the actual announcement.

Remember all those years Ginsburg was supposed to retire?
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:22 pm

The rumor I heard was that every time Trump does something stupid he delays his retirement another week. He must be past 2020 by now.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:19 pm

Fucker better not.
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Sabin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Anybody hear that rumor that Anthony Kennedy might retire next week?
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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Heksagon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:39 pm

OscarGuy wrote:If it's a bill, then the Governor can veto it.

I checked this and it appears you're right. However, I presume that in those states where the constitution permits legislation through referendums, it should theoretically be possible to call for a constitutional convention that way also (although I don't see that happening).

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Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Postby Greg » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Here is something inspiring from the opposite end of the spectrum over 70 years ago.

FDR Fireside Chat. 2nd Bill of Rights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3NTUNQzr3k

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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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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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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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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:....................... ...............
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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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