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31  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 09, 2018, 11:09:41 PM
Trump doesn’t really give a fuck about Roe v. Wade beyond selling himself to hypocritical bible thumpers. Kavanaugh probably gave him the high sign for a favorable ruling in the Mueller investigation when challenges get to SCOTUS.

They hope he’s the easiest to confirm but if I was the Dems on the committee I’d bury them so deep in document requests and hit them with more and more horseshit for as long as possible. Make them fight all the way through mid terms.

Give suburban white women a chance to redeem themselves...
32  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 09, 2018, 10:53:31 PM
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Trump likes to make deals,  right?   And has nothing to hide,  right?
He might like to make deals, but.…..the problem being that he sucks at it…..Look at that swell ‘deal’ he made with North Korea, where we get nothing but a vague promise of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula 'sometime in the future' and they get to continue just as before. Hell of a deal, Trumpy.

Better than before... now Kim has world leader status... and his people know he has bested the “American bastards.”

Weren't you worried Trump would "piss Kim off" and get us into nuclear war?

As I said at the time, false concern.  It was under proper control the entire time.  Played well by this president.

No. I’m the one who said North Korea wasn’t gonna give up its nukes no way, no how because is all the leverage it has. I also said they would never lob a nuke or three at bus because while Kim may be nuts he isn’t stupid, he fires ONE missile his country gets turned into cinders and South Korea gets fucked.

The ONLY thing Kim wanted from USA was legitimacy and he got it for nothing.
33  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: July 08, 2018, 08:59:45 AM
We STILL need starting pitching, but...

THE STREAK IS OVER!

Where are you going to be getting your SP, ev? Trading Harper? Murphy?

I don't know. I'm not sure there is enough on the farm to make an upgrade.

But I sure enjoyed watching today's uprising. Maybe, unlikely as it seems, the team meeting made a difference?

Could be. It appears the bats have come back to life...
34  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 08, 2018, 08:58:09 AM
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What happens if...I volunteer to make lunches/cook food for those less fortunate, at an organisation...and I accidentally burn someone, or accidentally poke someone in the eye with an umbrella....and they sue me?

You're right, of course.  No one should ever help anyone.  Or leave the house.  Or, most important, own an umbrella.  Just the other day, I was serving soup to a guest and the umbrella (which never leaves my hand for any reason) took out his left eye and it fell into the soup.




Twit.



 Cheesy

More rain falls on Sydney than falls on London.
I like to always have an umbrella.
So, do you know what happens to me in any place I'm doing this 'public service' [I assume you mean unpaid work] and I do get sued for accidentally burning someone or poking them in the eye with an umbrella?

"Volunteer to clean up Australia on Clean Up Australia Day" the tv ad says.
I say back to the screen;
"No thanks, I didn't rubbish Australia so I'm not cleaning it up. Install cameras everywhere, catch the litterers, dumpers of car bodies/rubbish and large-fine them.....I don't feel like walking around in mud/rubbish, thanks all the same".

Typical... “Help clean up the environment? Why, what’s in it for me?”
35  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 08, 2018, 12:10:11 AM
This is your GOP?


http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/06/republican-nominee-god-is-a-white-supremacist-jews-come-from-satan/
36  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 11:40:35 PM
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Trump likes to make deals,  right?   And has nothing to hide,  right?
He might like to make deals, but.…..the problem being that he sucks at it…..Look at that swell ‘deal’ he made with North Korea, where we get nothing but a vague promise of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula 'sometime in the future' and they get to continue just as before. Hell of a deal, Trumpy.

Better than before... now Kim has world leader status... and his people know he has bested the “American bastards.”
37  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 03:38:51 PM
For the “How come they don’t protest black on black violence in Chicago?” crowd...


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dan-ryan-pfleger-violence-protest-20180706-story.html
38  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 03:36:20 PM
Trump the racist

Yep - because he wants blacks treated equally, unlike Obama - who was the "lets make it up to them - and let's make this White House as colorful as can be" president.

Because he wants immigrants to follow rules in entering the country.  And to follow our laws when admitted.

Yep - what an a-hole.

Trump the racist. Yep - what an asshole.

39  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 03:05:27 PM
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I disagree. It doesn't depend on that at all. The ideals are either represented or not.

Of course it depends on that. American ideals are not something that were passed down on tablets of stone by some Moses-type of figure, even though we do have a very broad outline in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. American ideals are a product of someones mind. That is what has made the United States of America unique in history as a social experiment. I used to think that the so-called ‘American Ideals’ were generally subscribed to by the majority of decent American citizens, back in the times where a demonstration of 10 far-right Tea-baggers on a Saturday afternoon in the park merely caused a bemused shaking of the head. Now I see that with the emergence of Trump as a facilitator that there are a whole lot more of those Americans who are in tune with things like racism and white nationalism than I ever thought possible in the past. Yes…. I think that the believers in traditional American values, the things which in the past have made America a great country, still outnumber the ugly little people like Jim Jordan and Mick Muvaney, but those people on the other side are more numerous now than I ever thought possible, and closer to their goals than they have ever been. That is why they are so strident now in their support of the traitor Trump, so much more now than they ever were when he first became the Republican nominee. The fulfillment of their long-held hopes and dreams for their vision of this country are so close they can almost taste it. If it is ever going to happen for them now is the time, and they think that a chump like Trump is the vehicle they can ride to that final victory.

Yep. Some of us have seen this coming for a long time... Trump is not a disease he is a symptom.

Not to be melodramatic but this coming election might be as consequential as a political Battle of Tours...
40  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 12:24:53 PM
Trumplandia - The Week in Trump from The Shinbone Star.




https://exjournalistsunite.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/trumplandia-june-30-july-7-2018/
41  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 07, 2018, 12:15:33 PM
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/07/politics/mike-pompeo-north-korea-nuclear-talks/index.html

This is nuts

US should be keeping info on talks closer to the vest - out of the press.

And that would prevent the North Koreans from speaking to the press or using their own state media how?

These “negotiations” are going as expected by anyone with the slightest sense of history...
42  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 06, 2018, 04:30:35 PM
O, Israel... why do you keep breaking my heart?

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-man-involved-in-lynching-of-innocent-asylum-seeker-is-sentenced-1.6243033
43  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 06, 2018, 12:20:11 PM
“He got a real pretty mouth, don’t he?”


http://www.businessinsider.com/duesseldorf-carnival-float-shows-donald-trump-mounted-by-russian-bear-2018-2?utm_source=facebook&utm_content&utm_term=mobile
44  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 06, 2018, 12:17:23 AM
Worth the read...


https://arcdigital.media/pro-trump-russian-linked-twitter-accounts-are-posing-as-ex-democrats-in-new-astroturfed-movement-20359c1906d3
45  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 05, 2018, 09:19:13 PM

This nation is going to pay a heavy price...


https://apnews.com/38334c4d061e493fb108bd975b5a1a5d
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