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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23880 on: March 20, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »
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Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox

It shouldn't but it actually still baffles me that the President of the USA very specifically backs a TV Channel that is worldwide known for basically talking shit without proper checks and investigation/evidence.

What a c*nt.
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« Reply #23881 on: March 20, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »
It shouldn't but it actually still baffles me that the President of the USA very specifically backs a TV Channel that is worldwide known for basically talking shit without proper checks and investigation/evidence.

What a c*nt.

They say nice things about him, what's not to understand?

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« Reply #23882 on: March 20, 2017, 03:28:26 PM »
Quelle surprise. They've always been party over country.

The desire to criminalise reporters for reporting leaks, plus the implied threats to FBI and NSA over legislation, are really not going to go down in history well when Trump's stood there in the corner ablaze in a dumpster.
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« Reply #23883 on: March 20, 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
Watching this live for some reason. This Gowdy guy is off his rocker. Switches the subject to the leaks, proceeds to suggest reporters are the real threat and should be imprisoned. Proceeds to list a number of Democrats and Obama administration, suggesting they were the possible leakers.

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« Reply #23884 on: March 20, 2017, 03:32:56 PM »
Rep. Adam Schiff's response is to the point



If that's anything to go by, Trump is fucked. Fingers crossed they've had enough.
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« Reply #23885 on: March 20, 2017, 03:34:34 PM »
He's gonna fry

We're still a ways from that. I get the feeling today's hearing will create more questions about Comey than Trump. Don't think there's enough pressure from the Republican end yet, most still approve his job performance and somehow think he's done a tremendous job
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« Reply #23886 on: March 20, 2017, 03:43:32 PM »
This is how dense these people are

@TGowdySC names 7 Obama admin officials he clearly suspects as having leaked Flynn's name to WaPo/NYT. Presents no evidence.

And then says

and is now, without irony, making the point that leaked information can unfairly besmirch people's reputations.

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« Reply #23887 on: March 20, 2017, 03:52:42 PM »
This is how dense these people are

@TGowdySC names 7 Obama admin officials he clearly suspects as having leaked Flynn's name to WaPo/NYT. Presents no evidence.

And then says

and is now, without irony, making the point that leaked information can unfairly besmirch people's reputations.

Exactly, it's a witch-hunt by the deep state and Comey's in on it
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« Reply #23888 on: March 20, 2017, 04:01:31 PM »
Even if Trump is thrown in jail he'll never accept it was because of anything he did. It will all be part of an establishment conspiracy jealous of his achievements.
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« Reply #23889 on: March 20, 2017, 04:02:36 PM »
Many of these answers will be prepared, vague and obfuscatory.

These hearings are all about the questions.  The raising of. 

That, and the eloquence of whom will impress their constituents and the American people to their re-election.

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« Reply #23890 on: March 20, 2017, 04:17:06 PM »
Nunes let slip Trump is under investigation himself. Which is what Senator Grassley has been hinting at.
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« Reply #23891 on: March 20, 2017, 04:18:06 PM »
Many of these answers will be prepared, vague and obfuscatory.

These hearings are all about the questions.  The raising of. 

That, and the eloquence of whom will impress their constituents and the American people to their re-election.

So you're rulling out someone coming into hearings with a tape or trumps election war room with all the crowd in there and someone saying "I have a guy, ok he's Russian, but I have a guy, nice guy, best guy there is, who says he can sort things out. Everyone ok with that? Ok, Johnny, set up a meeting."

Because, insane and tin-foil-hat-esque as that sounds, I would not be one bit surprised that they would be stupid enough to do it, stupid enough to get caught doing it and the FBI stupid enough to sit on it while doing their bit to torpedo Clinton.

Actually, very little would suprise me about the current WH encombants except the ability to govern one of the most influential nations in the world.
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« Reply #23892 on: March 20, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
Actually, very little would suprise me about the current WH encombants except the ability to govern one of the most influential nations in the world.

Inability  ;)
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« Reply #23893 on: March 20, 2017, 04:32:37 PM »
Inability  ;)

Inability wouldn't surprise him.

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« Reply #23894 on: March 20, 2017, 04:36:44 PM »
Meanwhile, on the Fox News website, have a look at the font sizes of the lead and the sub



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« Reply #23895 on: March 20, 2017, 04:49:31 PM »
We will hear today more details of the Russian investigation.

So Trump is on the attack.

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James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!

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The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!

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The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!

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Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox

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What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?




He is so predictable. When under threat, he throws out a lot of shit to distract, to make us focus on something else. When he does that, he always accuses someone else. And let's remember that this time, one of the things people discuss is HIS previous distraction about wiretapping. He brought it up. It's nonsense. So let's force him to admit he had nothing. And/Or keep asking questions about it. It's a very serious accusation. Why did he say this? Shouldn't he apologize to Obama? Should he be taken to court? How come he is so poorly informed? How come he shows such poor judgement?

And... how about the millions of illegal voters? Where is the proof of that? He is possibly undermining the trust in the entire system, ironically the same system that made him President. Which of course calls for the question, is he legally the President? Should there be a new election?

And when put together, since he is so out of touch with reality, is he sane enough to fulfill his duties?

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« Reply #23896 on: March 20, 2017, 05:23:14 PM »
Andre Carson.  What a star.

Incisive questions got pertinent yes and no answers.

Flawless performance except for not waiting for the obvious and damning answer to his final question as to whether removing sanctions would cleave Europe from the US.
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« Reply #23897 on: March 20, 2017, 05:31:33 PM »
Trump still draining the swamp, I see?

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« Reply #23898 on: March 20, 2017, 05:51:08 PM »
I wonder if Comey is beginning to wish he had stayed neutral in the election?

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« Reply #23899 on: March 20, 2017, 06:29:13 PM »
I wonder if Comey is beginning to wish he had stayed neutral in the election?

He's definitely wishing Trump would stfu on Twitter until at least the hearing is over for the day.
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« Reply #23900 on: March 20, 2017, 06:34:58 PM »
Waiting to see what treats the obnoxious twat has in store for his next piece of distraction. He might have to up the game now.

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« Reply #23901 on: March 20, 2017, 06:36:07 PM »
What was that grin on Comey's face when asked about whether the Russians record private stuff in hotel rooms? :lmao

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« Reply #23902 on: March 20, 2017, 07:26:40 PM »
Spicer still won't except that Obama didn't wire tap Trump which means Trump thinks the same thing.

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« Reply #23903 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:48 PM »
I think I just figured out why Trump wants to cut money to public broadcasting...

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« Reply #23904 on: March 20, 2017, 08:02:17 PM »
This is dated from yesterday, not sure if it's been covered by other posts concerning Trump's approval rating but he's hit another new low apparently.

Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Record Low

Two months into his presidency, Donald Drumpf’s ratings continue to fall. The commander in chief’s approval rating fell to a new low over the weekend to 37 percent, :o according to the latest Gallup poll. That marks a sharp drop from the 45 percent of a week earlier and comes as Trump’s disapproval rating hit 58 percent, also a high point since the real estate mogul was sworn into office.

Needless to say, those are the worst numbers for any president this early in his administration in the history of modern polling.

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Trump approval drops to 37% - the worst Gallup poll any president has ever had this early in their term.



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Bill Clinton also saw a 37% approval rating in his first year, but not until June 1993. (It was lowest approval rating of his presidency.)

Gerald Ford's all-time-low approval rating was also 37%.

Suffice it to say, Gallup approval this low has correlated with big losses in midterm elections.

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Gallup- Job approval upon hitting 60 days in office:
Carter 75
Reagan 60
HW Bush 56
Clinton 53
W Bush 58
Obama 63

Trump... 37

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Gallup- Job *disapproval* upon hitting 60 days in office:
Carter 9
Reagan 24
HW Bush 16
Clinton 34
W Bush 29
Obama 26

Trump... 58



The dip in Trump’s approval rating comes after a tumultuous week in which the president struggled to sell a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and questions continue to swirl about Russia’s involvement in his campaign.

The Independent points out that Trump mocked Obama for his “record low” 39 percent Gallup approval rating in August 2011, a level he has now surpassed.

The latest Gallup numbers come on the heels of another poll that showed 57 percent of young Americans see Trump’s presidency as illegitimate. GenForward’s poll found that only 22 percent of 18-to-30-year-olds approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 62 percent disapprove.



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« Reply #23905 on: March 20, 2017, 09:18:16 PM »
Spicer says that Manafort had a 'limited role in the campaign'. Says he came on board in June.

He was literally the GOP equivalent to John Podesta, as campaign chairman. He started in March.

And he's been *literally* living in Trump Tower for longer than Melania has.   
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« Reply #23906 on: March 20, 2017, 09:35:15 PM »
He called Flynn a campaign "volunteer" too. :D

I had to pause for a moment to take in just how bonkers it is that the second in charge (and most senior civilian) at the NSA goes on public record to the BBC to call what his President is saying "arrant nonsense" and to have that followed by the head of the NSA (and Admiral) say today that he hopes the USA's allies have a strong enough relationship with the US to avoid permanent damage from Trump's fuckwittery.

And that's barely going to get a line in the write-up from today.
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« Reply #23907 on: March 20, 2017, 10:46:37 PM »
In family business news:

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Ivanka Trump, who moved to Washington, D.C., saying she would play no formal role in her father’s administration, is now officially setting up shop in the White House.

The powerful first daughter has secured her own office on the West Wing’s second floor — a space next to senior adviser Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to a position on the National Security Council. She is also in the process of obtaining a security clearance, and is set to receive government-issued communications devices this week.

In everything but name, the first daughter is settling in as what appears to be a full-time staffer in her father’s administration, with a broad and growing portfolio — except she is not being sworn in, will hold no official position, and is not pocketing a salary, her attorney said.

Ivanka Trump’s role, according to her attorney Jamie Gorelick, will be to serve as the president’s “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, not just limited to women’s empowerment issues. Last week, for instance, Ivanka Trump raised eyebrows when she was seated next to Angela Merkel for the German chancellor’s first official visit to Trump’s White House.

As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Ivanka Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee. But ethics watchdogs immediately questioned whether she is going far enough to eliminate conflicts of interest, especially because she will not be automatically subjected to certain ethics rules while serving as a de facto White House adviser.

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« Reply #23908 on: March 20, 2017, 10:54:17 PM »
I think I just figured out why Trump wants to cut money to public broadcasting...



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« Reply #23909 on: March 20, 2017, 11:00:35 PM »
Waiting to see what treats the obnoxious twat has in store for his next piece of distraction. He might have to up the game now.

The moon landings were faked and he can prove it.

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« Reply #23910 on: March 20, 2017, 11:44:40 PM »
Hes doing another 2020 rally at the mo.

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« Reply #23911 on: March 21, 2017, 12:30:56 AM »
God knows why he keeps saying "Tomorrow belongs to us!"  straight away you think of Cabaret.

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« Reply #23912 on: March 21, 2017, 12:32:06 AM »
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Hes doing another 2020 rally at the mo.


it's fucking mad isn't it, he is shameless. Adam Schiff who is on the Intelligence Select Committee, on CNN just now, "Trump is either incapable of apologizing or differentiating fact from fiction. ..."                          or both!

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« Reply #23913 on: March 21, 2017, 01:04:14 AM »
All the President’s Lies

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The ninth week of Donald Drumpf’s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.

The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is “no information that supports” the claim.

I’ve previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent and somebody can state an untruth without doing so knowingly. George W. Bush didn’t lie when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and Obama didn’t lie when he said people who liked their current health insurance could keep it. They made careless statements that proved false (and they deserved much of the criticism they got).

But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before. He has lied about — among many other things — Obama’s birthplace, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Sept. 11, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud and his groping of women.

He tells so many untruths that it’s time to leave behind the textual parsing over which are unwitting and which are deliberate — as well as the condescending notion that most of Trump’s supporters enjoy his lies.

Trump sets out to deceive people. As he has put it, “I play to people’s fantasies.”

Caveat emptor: When Donald Drumpf says something happened, it should not change anyone’s estimation of whether the event actually happened. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t. His claim doesn’t change the odds.

Which brings us to Russia.

Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign was an attack on the United States. It’s the kind of national-security matter that a president and members of Congress swear to treat with utmost seriousness when they take the oath of office. Yet now it has become the subject of an escalating series of lies by the president and the people who work for him.

As Comey was acknowledging on Monday that the F.B.I. was investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, Trump was lying about it. From both his personal Twitter account and the White House account, he told untruths.

A few hours later, his press secretary, Sean Spicer, went before the cameras and lied about the closeness between Trump and various aides who have documented Russian ties. Do you remember Paul Manafort, the chairman of Trump’s campaign, who ran the crucial delegate-counting operation? Spicer said Manafort had a “very limited role” in said campaign.

The big question now is not what Trump and the White House are saying about the Russia story. They will evidently say anything. The questions are what really happened and who can uncover the truth.

The House of Representatives, unfortunately, will not be doing so. I was most saddened during Comey’s testimony not by the White House’s response, which I’ve come to expect, but by the Republican House members questioning him. They are members of a branch of government that the Constitution holds as equal to the presidency, but they acted like Trump staff members, decrying leaks about Russia’s attack rather than the attack itself. The Watergate equivalent is claiming that Deep Throat was worse than Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Nixon.

It fell to Adam Schiff, a Democratic representative from Southern California, to lay out the suspicious ties between Trump and Russia (while also hinting he couldn’t describe some classified details). Schiff did so in a calm, nine-minute monologue that’s worth watching. He walked through pro-Putin payments to Michael Flynn and through another Trump’s aide’s advance notice of John Podesta’s hacked email and through the mysterious struggle over the Republican Party platform on Ukraine.

“Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated, and nothing more than an entirely unhappy coincidence? Yes, it is possible,” Schiff said. “But it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated, and that the Russians used the same techniques to corrupt U.S. persons that they have employed in Europe and elsewhere. We simply don’t know, not yet, and we owe it to the country to find out.”

Comey, as much as liberals may loathe him for his 2016 bungling, seems to be one of the few public officials with the ability and willingness to pursue the truth. I dearly hope that Republican members of the Senate are patriotic enough to do so as well.

Our president is a liar, and we need to find out how serious his latest lies are.

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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23914 on: March 21, 2017, 10:21:02 AM »
God knows why he keeps saying "Tomorrow belongs to us!"  straight away you think of Cabaret.

And really, how about today, asshole? How about focusing on the problems TODAY?
Oh, these sour times.

If I ever see you in person I'm going to knock you the fuck out you prick.

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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23915 on: March 21, 2017, 10:54:05 AM »
God knows why he keeps saying "Tomorrow belongs to us!"  straight away you think of Cabaret.

Same with the revival of the term "America First," the dangerous flirtation with fascism. Although in the case of "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" it was never an actual song from the era, it was co-written for the musical by a gay Jew, which Kander's nephew hilariously pointed out to that Richard Spencer idiot on Twitter a few days ago ;D

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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23916 on: March 21, 2017, 10:54:39 AM »
Mika is just hilarious. I love how you can always tell what she thinks about what a guest is saying...
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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23917 on: March 21, 2017, 11:31:42 AM »
Arnie ripping into him, love that man. The ratings are in!

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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23918 on: March 21, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »
Same with the revival of the term "America First," the dangerous flirtation with fascism. Although in the case of "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" it was never an actual song from the era, it was co-written for the musical by a gay Jew, which Kander's nephew hilariously pointed out to that Richard Spencer idiot on Twitter a few days ago ;D

And calling Mar a Lago the 'Southern Whitehouse' with all of its historical connotations.

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Re: The Malevolent Orange Ball of Gas. Squirrel!
« Reply #23919 on: March 21, 2017, 01:13:46 PM »
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