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What will be the outcome of the Kavanaugh investigation and his Appointment

The FBI will find sufficient evidence that the nomination will end (whether he withdraws or is withdrawn).
- 1 (12.5%)
The FBI will find evidence, but Kavanaugh will be appointed regardless.
- 1 (12.5%)
The FBI will find evidence and Kavanaugh will lose in the Senate vote.
- 3 (37.5%)
The FBI will find nothing substantial to report.
- 3 (37.5%)
The FBI will find evidence of a conspiracy against Kavanaugh/Trump and charges will be filed.
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: October 05, 2018, 07:38:36 PM


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MrUtley3

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2018, 05:46:48 PM »

I am clearly missing some context for this anecdote.   Are you self-identifying as an idiot grocery virgin who lacks a filter,  or was your anecdotal reply in response to an earlier post from said idiot, and of a satiric nature?   Or,  more alarming,  did you experience some kind of trauma that erased all grocery protocols from your mind? 

OK,  guess you mean Trump.  I sometimes forget what forum I'm in.
No! NO! Our Peerless Leader is Incapable of Error!

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/399916-sanders-defends-trump-claim-that-grocery-stores-require-id

Does she have any credibility left?

Well, how much did she start with?
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facilitatorn

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2018, 06:58:03 PM »

Trump is a screwed criminal

The GOP is a sinking ship

Kid is a rat that should have learned to swim
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bambu-wisdom

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2018, 09:15:44 PM »

I am clearly missing some context for this anecdote.   Are you self-identifying as an idiot grocery virgin who lacks a filter,  or was your anecdotal reply in response to an earlier post from said idiot, and of a satiric nature?   Or,  more alarming,  did you experience some kind of trauma that erased all grocery protocols from your mind?   Or did you just mean you forgot your wallet and realized you would have to drive very carefully on your return trip?

Trump said you need an ID to buy groceries.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/01/politics/trump-grocery-shopping-id/index.html

He was sort of correct..in his generalising way.

He's also correct in demanding that all voters be required to photo-ID identify themselves on election day.
...and when registering to be added to the electoral roll...in every step of the voting process.

Can't be having fake voters!
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2018, 09:22:28 PM »

When I was in England,  around age 20, I attempted to buy a fish pie in a grocery and was asked for ID.   It was the checker's first day and he was confused by the pie filling being mussels in a wine sauce.   His supervisor, a kindly woman who looked like the cop* in "Broadchurch, " came over and put the young bloke's mind at rest,  that I could not get inebriated on wine-based sauces and did not need an ID.   

*Olivia Colman,  if anyone cares.   
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2018, 09:24:51 PM »

I neglected to mention that the fish pie was delicious.   Whoever says English food is terrible has never eaten a fish pie.   
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« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2018, 11:16:55 PM »

Good news!

bambu-ilk were wondering, seeking clarification.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/25/us-australia-alliance-rock-solid-mike-pompeo-says

US-Australia alliance 'rock solid', Mike Pompeo says


 

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« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2018, 11:26:06 PM »

and following on from the ANZUS Alliance good news, more wisdom...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/31/us-japan-australia-sign-infrastructure-agreement-counter-chinas/

US, Japan and Australia sign infrastructure agreement to counter China's belt and road

Australia and Japan have joined with the United States to create a scheme for investing in countries across Asia and the Pacific in an apparent attempt to counter the growing influence of China,  whose massive Belt and Road Initiative could involve as much as £760 billion of spending over the next decade.

Describing the scheme, Mike Pompeo, the United States Secretary of State, promised a new era of engagement and pledged to “oppose” any country that attempted to dominate the Asia-Pacific, or Indo-Pacific, region.


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Better late than never...but China's money [oh how was China ever allowed to become what it is today?] will be far too much to counter, seems to me.








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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2018, 02:07:36 AM »

Good news!

bambu-ilk were wondering, seeking clarification.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/25/us-australia-alliance-rock-solid-mike-pompeo-says

US-Australia alliance 'rock solid', Mike Pompeo says

Crab grass-delusion, trump and Pompeo are never on the same page on foreign policy. You are being sold out by trump and trump-ilk. It should almost make you feel like we do in America.

Remove the douche

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/collusion-is-a-question-of-loyalty-not-legality/566606/
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2018, 03:30:23 AM »

I remember when George HW 41 Bush was running for re-election and he was concerned about the economy.  He said if everybody just bought a little more, things would be fine.  So he took a photo-op trip to a suburban Virginia mall and bought some socks.  But he was so insulated from everyday life, that he didn't actually carry any money or credit cards and in front of a press gathering had to borrow money from a Secret Service agent to boost the economy with that sock purchase. 

There was also a time circa 1990 that Bush 41 saw a laser price scanner, which was early 80's technology, and marveled at it and asked many questions and was really impressed.  Of course by then it was in everybody else's daily life for nearly a decade.  [my first high school job was working as a cashier at a Shop-Rite grocery store, and they switched over to the laser scanners in either late '82 or early '83]

My favorite out-of-touch-with-daily-life incident was when China opened up a new mega-highway from the airport to Beijing for the Olympics.  And  .... (to be continued)
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #129 on: August 02, 2018, 03:49:13 AM »

I can’t wait Bo.

Meanwhile, even on those rare moments when republicans aren’t criminally suborning democracy, the are being criminally negligent on their actual responsibilities. Here’s just one critical example

http://www.vox.com/2018/8/1/17561014/immigration-social-security

Trump to boomers, “Screw you!”
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bambu-wisdom

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« Reply #130 on: August 02, 2018, 05:33:35 AM »

Good news!

bambu-ilk were wondering, seeking clarification.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/25/us-australia-alliance-rock-solid-mike-pompeo-says

US-Australia alliance 'rock solid', Mike Pompeo says

Crab grass-delusion, trump and Pompeo are never on the same page on foreign policy. You are being sold out by trump and trump-ilk. It should almost make you feel like we do in America.

Remove the douche

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/collusion-is-a-question-of-loyalty-not-legality/566606/

Maybe if we put on a good show for the Don when he visits in Nov, we might change his mind.


 
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #131 on: August 02, 2018, 06:32:36 AM »

So long as he doesn’t come back, put on any show you like.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #132 on: August 02, 2018, 06:46:36 AM »

http://theintercept.com/2018/07/30/medicare-for-all-cost-health-care-wages/

Obama was a good republican, the last good republican. The truth is out.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #133 on: August 02, 2018, 10:04:36 AM »

O was a moderate Republican in many respects.   He ran on the Left,  and then high tailed it over to the center when he saw what he was up against. 

Manafort - a $15000 ostrich skin coat...calls for a summary judgment on the charge of atrocious taste.   
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« Reply #134 on: August 02, 2018, 11:16:10 AM »

I got hit with a gov't shitstorm, and then while I was out spitting on that fire, my neighbors decided it would be a good time to cut down most of my banana trees.    I actually thought everyone liked the banana trees, so it was likely just intentionally farking with me.

Anywho, back to the story:

My favorite out-of-touch-with-daily-life incident was when China opened up a new mega-highway from the airport to Beijing for the Olympics. 

This was circa 1995 when China was in the running for the 2000 Olympics, and an IOC team was coming to inspect their bid and infrastructure.  So they built this modern highway from the airport to city center to impress the IOC group.  [they also spray painted dead grass green along the route -- and no fooling part of their slogan was Green Games]

So for the inaugural ride on the fancy new highway, retired but still paramount leader Deng Xiao Ping and other high muckety-mucks rode in a few spiffy-for-China SUV's.  They pulled up to the toll booth as the inaugural customers and then there was nervousness as they weren't sure if they should pay or drive through or why they stopped anyway.  To break the tension, someone jokingly asked nonagenarian Deng if he wanted to pay the toll.  His response: "I haven't carried money since 1927."  And everybody had a good laugh.  Someone paid the toll, life went on, China was really angry when their bid was rejected ...

Some folks investigated, and indeed Deng spent 1921 - 27 studying abroad first in Paris, then Moscow.  He returned to China in 1927 for a life as a communist revolutionary.  And apparently never needed to use money for the next nearly 70 years. 
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