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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The FBI will find sufficient evidence that the nomination will end (whether he withdraws or is withdrawn).
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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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facilitatorn

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #555 on: August 12, 2018, 10:46:34 PM »

Hey Red? You are a liar. Scoreboard! The Republicans' concern with fiscal responsibility is no longer operative because they are WINNING ELECTIONS. "Facts". This is why I laugh at you.
Gee. the GOP has won control of the legislative process in all federal offices and a majority of the statesand you yell SCOREBOARD?
Ok.
Thanks.

The GOP has lied about what policies they would enact and what the expected effect of those policies would be in every election since Ike. Republicans winning elections is disease currently being cured, an ailment that has led to every dark and shameful chapter in our last century of history.

I sense you and YankGuy are bonding.

It bigger than that. All across the country now, everyone sees you and everyone smells you coming up the street. It’s clear as day, the less we trust you with the better off we are.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #556 on: August 12, 2018, 10:58:31 PM »

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/trump-budget-spending-increases/330337002/

Infrastructure

Defense

Opioid treatment

You're not OK with that stuff, YG?

I'm not okay with the infrastructure bill because it is a sham that fails to do what we need done by a wide margin.
February 2018:
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"We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land," Trump said in announcing the plan. "And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit."

The program, he said, would produce "the biggest and boldest infrastructure investment in American history."

But a review of the plan by analysts at the Wharton School – Trump's alma mater – found that most of the incentives would fail to attract anything close to the $1.5 trillion goal.


March 2018: "President Donald Trump said his much-hyped infrastructure plan will likely have to wait until after this year's midterm elections."
May 2018: "President Trump's legislative framework for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's infrastructure appears all but dead in Congress."
July 2018: "Eighteen months into his administration, no credible proposal for anything near that scale has been made. To the extent that the Trump administration has a plan at all for public investment, it involves pumping up Pentagon spending, not investing in roads, bridges, transportation, better Internet access, or other pressing needs of the civilian economy."

It's a joke - and a bad one.

https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/the-impact/economic-impact/
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Even though the U.S. Congress and some states have recently made efforts to invest more in infrastructure, these efforts do not come close to the $2.0 trillion in needs.

That was 2017. The need is not shrinking and every day that the Administration and the GOP drag their feet, the problem gets worse and more expensive to fix.



I'm not okay with the "defense" because of waste, excess, corruption, and a dozen other reasons. Our military budget is so much larger than other countries' budgets that it is laughable, in a maniacal sort of way.

"Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the military they better spend (the extra money) wisely"

In his dreams.


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Opioid treatment is even more of a laugh.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/19/17137852/trump-opioid-epidemic-plan-death-penalty
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #557 on: August 12, 2018, 11:03:34 PM »

https://resources.hoover.org/dueling-populisms-signup/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=newsfeed&utm_campaign=duelingpopulisms&utm_content=dllook

This is a free book from the Hoover Institution called Dueling Populisms.

The author is Victor Davis Hanson. I doubt my left-leaning friends will care for him much, but he has some interesting perspectives.

Red, on the days when he is alert, would probably find it probative and informative. Kiid has no chance in hell of understanding it. Bambu will think it's brilliant, then he will get to the end of the Table of Contents.
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« Reply #558 on: August 12, 2018, 11:31:18 PM »

Take a sip of covfefe and chuckle as you recall that GOP is the self-anointed party of fiscal conservativism and deficit reduction.   Nothing from Redward on what happened to that pillar.
Self Annointed?
Since 2010 the GOP has gained about 1000 legislative seats across the country by winning  ELECTIONS !
In other words by winning the consent of the governed.

So, still nothing from Red on what happened to the fiscal principles of the GOP.   

Say one thing.  Get elected.  Then do the opposite of what you said.  Uh-huh.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #560 on: August 13, 2018, 12:11:13 AM »

I know you're not too bright and anything more than 280 words is a challenge for you, but do you read what you link to?
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« Reply #561 on: August 13, 2018, 12:11:53 AM »

Someone didn't read their own link.   Teehee.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #562 on: August 13, 2018, 12:12:20 AM »

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« Reply #563 on: August 13, 2018, 12:14:17 AM »

............. do you read what you link to?

Sure, padre

What portion of the piece would you like to discuss?
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« Reply #564 on: August 13, 2018, 12:59:03 AM »

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/an-11-year-old-changed-election-results-on-a-replica-florida-state-website-in-under-10-minutes

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An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes
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an 11-year-old girl also managed to make changes to the same Florida replica website in about 15 minutes, tripling the number of votes found there.

Sell said more than 30 children hacked a variety of other similar state replica websites in under a half hour.

“These are very accurate replicas of all of the sites,” Sell told the PBS NewsHour on Sunday. “These things should not be easy enough for an 8-year-old kid to hack within 30 minutes, it’s negligent for us as a society.”
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« Reply #565 on: August 13, 2018, 01:03:14 AM »

Black Lives Matter voters... and candidates.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/10/this-is-one-of-my-first-steps-michael-browns-mother-plans-to-run-for-ferguson-city-council/

McSpadden said that if elected, she would focus on three things: community policing, economic inequality and access to health care.

“I know a lot of people may ask what makes me qualified,” she said. “But I’ll tell you if a mother had to watch her son lay in the street for four and a half hours and watch a community be completely disrespected by elected officials that we elected, what would you do? You would stand up and fight, too.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/07/25/lucy-mcbath-moved-to-run-for-congress-by-sons-fatal-shooting-she-just-won-her-primary/


After her son’s death, McBath, a longtime Delta flight attendant, quit her job and shifted her focus to advocating for gun control, serving as a national spokeswoman for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.


But, it was only last year that McBath decided to run for public office.

“I was afraid,” she told Elle in June. “I kept saying, I don’t know how to be a politician. I don’t know how to be a lawmaker. I’ve never done that before.”

On Tuesday night, McBath won a tight runoff election against businessman Kevin Abel to secure the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.


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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #566 on: August 13, 2018, 01:07:59 AM »

............. do you read what you link to?

Sure, padre

What portion of the piece would you like to discuss?

"We rate this promise Stalled."
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« Reply #567 on: August 13, 2018, 01:34:58 AM »

Kemp and GOP govs attack Stacey Abrams $200K debt.

https://www.wabe.org/republicans-target-abrams-debt-in-latest-attack-ad/


But the last line is interesting:

Brian Kemp is allegedly in debt, too. He and two other defendants are being sued for a 500-thousand dollar unpaid loan.


What Abrams has to say...

http://fortune.com/2018/04/24/stacey-abrams-debt-georgia-governor/


...despite earning nearly six figures, my financial situation was fraught. I had racked up student loans, and throughout college and beyond, I’d swiftly turned every credit card application into those magical slivers of plastic that allowed me to pay for daily necessities. I finished my higher education deeply in debt and with seven years of bad credit in my future. Using my law firm salary, I started to pay down my credit cards and make student loan payments.

I’d love to say that was the end of my financial troubles, but life had other plans. In 2006, my youngest brother and his girlfriend had a child they could not care for due to their drug addictions. Instead, my parents took custody when my niece was five days old.

Underpaid, raising an infant, and battling their own illnesses, my parents’ bills piled up. I took on much of the financial responsibility to support them, and even today remain their main source of financial support.

Paying the bills for two households has taken its toll. Nearly twenty years after graduating, I am still paying down student loans, and am on a payment plan to settle my debt to the IRS. I have made money mistakes, but I have never ignored my responsibilities; I will meet my obligations—however slowly but surely.


But while the GOP is harrumphing over Abrams, they ain’t saying boo about SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh who also racked up about $200K in debt... for Nationals tickets:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/new-strike-against-kavanaugh-season-tickets/565022/


According to financial disclosures, Kavanaugh had between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt, spread across three credit cards and a loan. (Federal rules require individuals to disclose ranges of debts, rather than specific figures, so the actual numbers are unknown.) As The Washington Post first reported, the White House has an explanation for the debts: Kavanaugh spent big on tickets to see the Washington Nationals, a team he’s known to back.

The more important, and curious, question is not how Kavanaugh accrued the debts attributed to the baseball tickets, but how he paid them down. It’s strange to imagine that a man of comparatively modest means would put tens of thousands of dollars on credit cards to buy baseball tickets, but even stranger that they would have been paid off so fast. The White House says that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for the tickets, and that he no longer buys them. The fact remains that Kavanaugh suddenly cleared at least $60,000 and as much as $200,000 in mysterious debt over one year—sums large enough that senators might well want to know who the sources of the payments were.

GOP thy name is hypocrisy.
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« Reply #568 on: August 13, 2018, 02:10:16 AM »

Shadygate continues...
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« Reply #569 on: August 13, 2018, 03:54:01 AM »

The two wrongs make a right argument? We have violent crazies in the US so why not bring in cultural crazies from around the globe?
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