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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13485 on: November 14, 2018, 11:05:21 PM »
According to reports - Michael Avenatti has been arrested for domestic violence

Always felt there was something off with him... had he run in 2020 the Dem
Primary would have been a complete mess!!

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13486 on: November 21, 2018, 05:38:00 AM »
Herr Trump wants to prosecute Hillary and Comey but Murdering Saudi “Job creators”😜 get a free pass. Wonder why? Could There be a Trump profit motive?
Trump family have “Hillary like”  email issues. Do you think the “Base” will consider locking Ivanka up? 

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13487 on: December 02, 2018, 08:40:06 PM »
Stealing from a friend:

The only coherent policies of the GOP are the acquisition of power and punishing the disadvantaged.

In November, Wisconsin voters rejected Governor Scott Walker and his policies (Dems won every state-wide race). District gerrymanders though made sure that even though Ds received 54% of the votes, Rs hold 63% of the seats.

On Friday the Wisconsin Republicans launched a plan to strip powers from the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general before they take office, lock in their gerrymander, lock in work requirements for Medicaid that are used to kick people off the rolls, cut early voting, and improve their chances in a state Supreme Court race by ordering three statewide elections in three months (NO county clerk has come out in favor of this plan, and 83% of them outright oppose it). The legislature will vote on Tuesday.

This is similar to what the NC leg tried to pull after Democratic gains in 2016. Draw the map to ensure you control the leg, strip powers from the executive, and rig the judiciary with judges to approve both moves.

Meanwhile Paul Ryan is complaining about votes being legally counted in California as some kind of affront to democracy.

The band of thugs that have been crowing "elections have consequences" since 2010 have no compunction about utilizing antidemocratic measures to ensure that their will supersedes that of the voters, because really they have nothing but contempt for them.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/30/lawmakers-consider-changes-early-voting-transportation-funding-2020-presidential-primary/2162684002/

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13488 on: December 03, 2018, 06:04:47 PM »
Except for the lone black GOP Senator, Tim Scott, we’d have had two federal judges appointed this year with a racist history of trying to disenfranchise black people.

In this f**king day and age...

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« Reply #13489 on: December 07, 2018, 04:33:15 PM »
Donnie has nominated Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador, the same Heather Nauert who earlier this year cited the D-Day landings as an example of the long standing relationship between America and Germany.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-d-day-america-germany-strong-relationship-state-department-spokeswoman-heather-nauert-a8387221.html
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« Reply #13490 on: December 07, 2018, 05:41:22 PM »
Donnie has nominated Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador, the same Heather Nauert who earlier this year cited the D-Day landings as an example of the long standing relationship between America and Germany.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-d-day-america-germany-strong-relationship-state-department-spokeswoman-heather-nauert-a8387221.html

She'll fit right in at the useless UN.

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13491 on: December 09, 2018, 04:55:02 PM »
An American story

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1. Today I did the annual story on holiday decorations at the Governor's residence. I've done it every year, for years. A very light but very fun story. Every year my reporting partner was Wendi Winters. This year, it was Selene. Wendi was murdered in June.

2. Selene did a great job, of course. And I really thought I could hold it together. I moved through the rooms with my tripod, focusing on the trees and ornaments. All I could think about was Wendi. I felt like she was with me, that she was actually present.

3. Not in a "ghost" sense, I hope she has moved on to a better world then Capital feature stories : ) But she was there in my mind. I could almost hear her voice echoing through the empty rooms. "How many cookies are you making this year?", her favorite question..

4. I was ok til the very end. Interviewed the butler, like I have every year, and when we were done she took me aside and whispered, "I really miss Wendi. Next year I'm going to name a cookie for her."

5. And that was it. The tears started, and I'm standing in the Maryland Governors home weeping to myself about my dead friend. She died in The Capital newsroom on June 28th, shot by a man who wanted to kill every journalist he could.

6. We don't know what set him off yet. After years of silence. What finally pushed him far enough that he loaded his shotgun, drove the 40 minutes from Laurel, parked his car, walked through the busy lobby, barricaded our back exit, blasted the simple fragile glass door.

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7. Five people died, Rebecca, Wendi, Gerald, Rob, John. I always type their names in the order I think they were killed. I think, Rebecca first, at the door. Wendi charged him. Gerald and Rob were trapped in their cubicle. John, trying to get out the blocked exit.

8. Wendi was no ones enemy

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9. Every year Wendi made us all Oreo holiday cookies. except for the one year she made us jarred pesto. The question came up yesterday in the newsroom, who is going to make the cookies this year? Selene spoke up, I will.

10. I don't have a wrap-up to this story. I cried on and off all day. I miss her very much. I'm comforted that in a way she's still with me, when I do the work that she loved to do. Journalism. Patriotic, truth telling, American. We'll keep on doing the work.



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11. And if we die for it, someone else will pick up the threads, and report on the holiday decorations at the Governor's house. Its what we do. -


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In the moments before she was shot dead at the Capital Gazette on June 28, reporter Wendi Winters - a 65 year old mother of four - stood up from her desk and charged at the rampaging gunman, brandishing a trash can and a recycling bin.

She shouldn't have had to be a hero...
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13492 on: December 09, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
Seafood
That is poignant and touching stuff... Trump’s assault on the truth is tearing the country apart. Let’s hope this will all end soon. I am not holding my breath though. As long as Mitch McConnell and Co can use him for enriching their donors, he ain’t going anywhere soon.

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13493 on: December 09, 2018, 06:03:17 PM »
Is there anyone left on the board to debate this shit, whether it’s Trump or the party that have prostituted themselves to him, their policies on guns and the environment, their demonization and dehumanization of immigrants, Muslims and other minorities, or their cynical, anti-democratic, scorched earth power grabs and gerrymandering?

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13494 on: December 11, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
Da fuq was that???!!!

Maybe I haven't seen many but that has to be one of the most bizarre things seen in the Oval office in front of a camera!

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13495 on: December 11, 2018, 06:45:07 PM »
Da fuq was that???!!!

Maybe I haven't seen many but that has to be one of the most bizarre things seen in the Oval office in front of a camera!

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13496 on: December 11, 2018, 06:46:03 PM »
Is there anyone left on the board to debate this shit, whether it’s Trump or the party that have prostituted themselves to him, their policies on guns and the environment, their demonization and dehumanization of immigrants, Muslims and other minorities, or their cynical, anti-democratic, scorched earth power grabs and gerrymandering?

There isn't much point in debating with the CNN brainwashed.

If you read back through this thread you'll find so much nonsense from democrat supporters who think the world is about to end because Hillary Clinton didn't win an election.

Donald Trump won. Grow up and move on. But you can't....

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« Reply #13497 on: December 11, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »
Is there anyone left on the board to debate this shit, whether it’s Trump or the party that have prostituted themselves to him, their policies on guns and the environment, their demonization and dehumanization of immigrants, Muslims and other minorities, or their cynical, anti-democratic, scorched earth power grabs and gerrymandering?

There isn't much point in debating with the CNN brainwashed.

If you read back through this thread you'll find so much nonsense from democrat supporters who think the world is about to end because Hillary Clinton didn't win an election.

Donald Trump won. Grow up and move on. But you can't....

Yeah . . . that was totally normal stuff that happened in the Oval today. It's grand sure!

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #13498 on: December 11, 2018, 07:05:26 PM »
Idiot claiming "tremendous amounts of wall have been built"

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« Reply #13499 on: December 11, 2018, 07:08:30 PM »


There isn't much point in debating with the CNN brainwashed.

If you read back through this thread you'll find so much nonsense from democrat supporters who think the world is about to end because Hillary Clinton didn't win an election.

Donald Trump won. Grow up and move on. But you can't....

Hey Dolph- welcome to the board, there's a lot of reason not to debate things entirely your call.

Is your argument that Donald Trump was elected by the electoral college system- don't think anyone is disagreeing.

Is there more you'd like to add? or just going straight to the baseless slagging?
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