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Re: The next President

Postby Outlaw_Wales » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:58 am

Here is the link to the White House Daily Briefing: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

It includes little blurbs about press stories that the White House wants people to see, screen caps of notable twitter posts, etc.

If you scroll down to the end, you'll see this:

The Washington Post: "Trump's budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why"
Read More (link to: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/co ... 3f530fa45d)



So -- I'm sure that will be removed soon when someone alerts the geniuses at the White House -- but what they did there was link to a Washington Post Opinion Piece that is basically ridiculing Trump's budget as being wonderful if you were born a tank and horrible if you were born a person. But they included it because the headline "sounds" positive for him. Wouldn't want to actually READ any of this stuff before feeding it to the masses, I guess.
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Re: The next President

Postby vivid_dude » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:16 pm

That about sums up this administration. They read the headlines only and don't bother with the details. It'd be funny, if it wasn't so sad.

Oh, and I see documents were uncovered showing direct payments to General Flynn from Russian companies. But nothing to see there, right? :roll:
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Re: The next President

Postby bird_call » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:08 pm

vivid_dude wrote:That about sums up this administration. They read the headlines only and don't bother with the details. It'd be funny, if it wasn't so sad.

Oh, and I see documents were uncovered showing direct payments to General Flynn from Russian companies. But nothing to see there, right? :roll:


Yet another violator of the emoluments clause of the constitution.
http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/resource_library/summary_emoluments_clause_restrictions.pdf

I really wish some of the oversight committee members would stop being such partisan hacks and investigate this stuff.
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Re: The next President

Postby Easypaddy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:22 pm

I went to whitehouse.com but I didn't find any of the briefings you mentioned.
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Re: The next President

Postby SendDustyIn » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Easypaddy wrote:I went to whitehouse.com but I didn't find any of the briefings you mentioned.


Oh, I'm sure there were briefs, if only for a fleeting moment.

/NSFW, don't go to whitehouse.com
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Re: The next President

Postby vivid_dude » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:40 pm

For a normal administration, being investigated for treason and having the FBI Director essentially call you a liar on wiretapping claims would be news worthy of comment in the political thread of the Bluejay Underground.

Par for the course (pun intended) for Trump.

Let's see what he does today!!
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Re: The next President

Postby jayball » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:50 am

Just so no one thinks I'm sweeping anything under the rug.....there has been another arrest in the Jewish Community Center bomb threats. this time, instead of the lunatic terrorizing his ex-girlfriend, it is an Israeli-American living in Jerusalem. Again this suspect doesn't appear to be related to anything with Mr Trump or the Alt right. Great work by the FBI.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/jcc-bomb-threats.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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Re: The next President

Postby bird_call » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:19 am

jayball wrote:Just so no one thinks I'm sweeping anything under the rug.....there has been another arrest in the Jewish Community Center bomb threats. this time, instead of the lunatic terrorizing his ex-girlfriend, it is an Israeli-American living in Jerusalem. Again this suspect doesn't appear to be related to anything with Mr Trump or the Alt right. Great work by the FBI.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/jcc-bomb-threats.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0


I retract my earlier claims that the bomb center threats were not by people trying to frame white nationalists. I shouldn't underestimate crazy people on any part of the political spectrum.

President Trump continues to be a xenophobic bigot normalizing anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant behavior.

On the bright side, it looks like Republicans are self-destructing in their attempts to repeal Obamacare since they have no consensus on what a replacement should look like. Conservative-conservatives think any plan that costs money to help give people health insurance is socialism. Moderate-conservatives don't like the optics of throwing 24 million people off health insurance in order to give tax cuts to millionaires.
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Re: The next President

Postby bird_call » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:38 am

Holding myself accountable as we close in on 100 days of Trumpresident - vacation and golf days included.

bird_call wrote:My predictions for the first two years of a Trump Presidency.

1. Big tax cuts for the rich. Not yet
2. Deficit spending increases dramatically Not yet.
3. Filibuster is eliminated in the Senate Yes for supreme court justices - we'll see if it applies to budgets too.
4. Obamacare is repealed with no replacement. 10M people lose health insurance Nope.
5. Antagonism and bluster towards Asian nations; no TPP. Cold war style brinksmanship with China. Yes on the first, less so on the second
6. Reductions of sanctions toward Russia. Possible conflicts over NATO roles with our European allies. Not yet on the first, yes on the second
7. Republicans will re-establish a majority in the Supreme Court. Yes
8. Energy legislation handing out subsidies to coal/fracking/oil/pipelines as part of an "infrastructure" package. Not yet
9. Wholesale repeal of Obama's executive orders. Yes
10. The Middle East will continue to be a mess. Yes



The inability of Republicans to govern and pass legislation so far is both surprising and amusing. The senate seems pretty stable, but the house can't see to get their stuff together. Let's see how the next nine months go.
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Re: The next President

Postby vivid_dude » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:48 pm

Interesting analysis out there today about Comey's impact on the election. Hillary ran a terrible campaign, but even with that, I believe she would/should have won without Comey's ridiculous actions. Let me rephrase that since I didn't care for Hillary much. Without Comey, the country would have been spared a con man conning tens of millions of gullible Americans.

As you look back in recent history, a legitimate argument can be made that the Supreme Court and FBI put the last two Republicans in the White House. Tragic.
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