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1  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 03:37:56 PM

Bruges: a shithole!
2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 03, 2018, 08:14:21 PM

Stupid androif
3  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 03, 2018, 08:12:52 PM
Reagan surrogates acted on behalf of American people, not a hostile foreign power that sought to make Ronnie a puppet lotus.

Teeny tiny difference....
4  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 01, 2018, 09:52:19 PM
Once they let the first wave of European immigrants in the place went right to hell and never recovered. Countries send their worst and they’ve been buggering themselves in Australia for centuries.

Anatomically, a bit of a challenge.  Happy 2018. 

Get out the vote, whatever else you do!
5  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 29, 2017, 12:19:09 PM
Cue violins and sad Sachs-aphone music....

What's funny is that Mnuchin, a former Sachs-man, oversaw these changes. 

(Guardian takes donations, Barton....)

6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 23, 2017, 01:32:57 PM
"Tis but a flesh wound!"

7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 20, 2017, 05:56:01 PM
The mom-and-pop pass-thrus are a different issue, which you are sneaking in to the other issue of corporate taxes.  Some mom-and-pops will benefit from the pass-thru tax break and that does conceivably help them down on Main Street.  But that  doesn't change the fact that, as a Yale survey showed, 86% of CEO/boards say they are passing their tax break on to shareholders -- and most shareholders are affluent already.

GOP would have had a sensible reform package by just doing 3  things:

1.  Standard deduction up to 12 K.  

2.  Corporate tax, drop from 35 to 25%.

3.  Eliminate the child credit -  overpopulation is the single largest threat to the world.  No government should subsidize having children.  

JMO.  Don't hate me.  

Fuck Trump!  
8  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 20, 2017, 05:49:05 PM
Y'all let Bambu wind you up wayyyy too much.  Forget it Jake, it's Roo-town.

9  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 19, 2017, 12:05:41 PM
Just like The death and the resurrection is all about how the day conquers the night at the Vernal Equinox.  And All Hallows occurs when the night is now longer than the day.

All Hallow's Day is September 23nd?  That would be when the night first exceeds the day in length. 

10  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 17, 2017, 12:31:57 PM
Ted Lieu (D-CA), himself a former JAG prosecutor,  pointed out that emails with a .gov suffix are by definition public documents.

So yeah, there's no illicit "unauthorized" aspect to any of this. 
11  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 12, 2017, 12:43:03 PM
"gracious in his remarks about....McCain"

Which totally makes up for a profoundly insulting sexual innuendo directed at a United States Senator.  Nice try at deflection.  Didn't work.

Regarding another bill signed by Trump.  Most of them are inconsequential, many are just rollbacks under the Congressional Review Act and don't originate anything or break any new ground.  For an example of their triviality:  three bills appoint individuals to the Smithsonian Institution board, two name buildings, and one designates a location for a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.

12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 11, 2017, 12:46:20 PM
But Democrats in Congress want to use Trump and Moore as foils to stamp themselves as the party that sticks up for women.

Dems don't need to stamp themselves, in that sense.  They are far more willing to support equality before the law for women, fair wages for women, equal access to healthcare and autonomy in making medical decisions, and reducing workplace sexism and abuse.  Many pols in both parties may prove hypocrites - politics seems to attract people who get boners from power - but anyone who looks at the legislative records of both's not hard to discern who more respects 51% of the population.  We shouldn't be distracted by moment-to-moment optics on the latest McPussygrabber and focus on the whole party history on this.

13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 10, 2017, 12:25:35 PM

In Trump-era parlance, bankruptcy should be defined as how our country is being governed by a wanna-be dictator with control over an adoring, submissive political party. What he and Congressional Republicans say and do every day they hold office becomes a new norm, a new reality for our country, bankrupting for all intents and purposes the old American leadership position of democracy in the global community. America becomes a victim of win-at-any-cost to the ideals that once provided the fundamental strengths of our country.

No mistake about it, Trump and the GOP’s political vision is all about dividing America along race, religious and income extremes while lying to and bullying dissenters of their vision of greatness and banking as much coin as possible to support their lavish lifestyles.

I like their Liberty Valance format - happens to be my favorite western.  And it's nice when a journalist can take the gloves off and sum up the situation nicely.  People talk about "balance" and "there are two sides" a lot lately, but if a man gets in an SUV and deliberately runs over another man, we need to point out that is what happened. 
14  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 07, 2017, 12:56:29 PM
If Clarence quits, the Trump appointed replacement couldn't be any worse.

Whew, I just broke out in hysterical laughter as I typed that first sentence. 

Second thought, hope Thomas stays in, at least until after 2020 and the new Democrat PotUS can then replace.  Maybe that new guy will even commute Trump's jail sentence, so Trump can go home or at least go to a nice well-managed insane asylum. 

15  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 01, 2017, 01:08:58 PM
"Everyday it's a gettin' closer...."  - Buddy Holly

President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December during the presidential transition, bringing the special counsel’s investigation into the president’s inner circle.

Mr. Flynn, who appeared in federal court in Washington, acknowledged that he  was cooperating with the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian interference in the 2016 election. His plea agreement suggests that Mr. Flynn provided information to prosecutors, which may help advance the inquiry
ABC is reporting Flynn is telling Mueller Trump instructed him to contact the Russians. Salt on the tail.

Wow.  Logan Act salt on the Big Bird's tail.

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