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#1 Chelli

Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

New thread time :)

Link to last thread

http://www.essential...0#entry17957732

#2 Lunafreya

Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:59 PM

Lets get in and first post!

#3 ZombieFerretOfDoom

Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:17 PM

Silver 👅

#4 JJ

Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:24 PM

Bronze, oh my!

#5 mayahlb

Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

I'm just posting so I can find it again.

#6 purplekitty

Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

US has withdrawn from UNESCO.

#7 MarigoldMadge

Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

And Puerto Rico is taking up too many resources and it;s their own fault anyway.

And an executive order will be signed tomorrow to somehow destroy/cripple ACA.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:23 AM

MM, I just came in to say the same thing about Puerto Rico. I nearly pitched my tablet across the room when I read that.


He is a disgraceful human being.

#9 Peanut

Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:23 AM

That man and his cronies are pulling the US down to its knees.  :(

#10 Peanut

Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:10 PM

Showing his ignorance yet again.  :rolleyes:

Trump fails to honor U.S. flag during military ceremony after weeks of griping about NFL players kneeling for national anthem

"The President on Wednesday remained seated and talked while “Retreat” and “To the Colors” were played at an Air National Guard hangar in Middletown, Pa.  “What a nice sound that is,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity as he watches the crowd stand.

Trump appeared to have no knowledge of the significance of the songs, even joking with Hannity that they were being played in his honor".


http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.3559254

Edited by Peanut, 13 October 2017 - 04:11 PM.


#11 Lifesgood

Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

I would actually like to know his IQ

#12 purplekitty

Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

View PostLifesgood, on 13 October 2017 - 07:30 PM, said:

I would actually like to know his IQ
Mensa has offered to do an IQ test with Tillerson and Trump.

More likely Trump will tweet a photoshopped FB one he has done.

#13 ZombieFerretOfDoom

Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

I'll bet he's done one of those Facebook ones that gives everyone an IQ of 130+ and thinks it's real.

Edited by ZombieFerretOfDoom, 13 October 2017 - 08:22 PM.


#14 steppy

Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

It's a disgrace that they have not removed this pillock yet. A total disgrace.

#15 *Spikey*

Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:29 PM

Yea gods..... just marking my place.

#16 Lunafreya

Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:35 AM

Trump thinks is terrible that the press is able to "say what they want". Um, dude, you're going against the Bill of Rights itself. Do you really want to go there?

http://reverepress.c...-news-networks/

Kind of hope he does TBH.

#17 JustBeige

Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:53 AM

View PostLunafreya, on 14 October 2017 - 07:35 AM, said:

Trump thinks is terrible that the press is able to "say what they want". Um, dude, you're going against the Bill of Rights itself. Do you really want to go there?

http://reverepress.c...-news-networks/

Kind of hope he does TBH.
why? genuine question.

Nothing he does or says makes anyone in his party 'do' anything more than roll their eyes and smile like he's "the drunk uncle that everyone tolerates because they are family / he's going a bit dotty in his old age, so we just ignore it and he will stop or move on to the next topic"

The truth is though, he's a raging megalomaniac who will truly only be stopped when enough white men of power actually say Stop and take action (impeachment )

And they wont do that because that means they will get Pence. who is sly and sneaky and a true politician.

45 is the 'better' option for the faceless men as he can be manipulated so much easier into making them  (and him) richer and more powerful - business and poltically wise.

#18 Lunafreya

Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:58 AM

Why? Because if he does they can finally catch him with his hand in the till. And hopefully bring a few more down with him.

Where are the democrats saying that Trump is against the First Amendment? If any democrat even thought of doing something like this, the right wing would be all over them like a cheap suit.

It's coming up to a year since he was elected. I never seriously thought it would happen. I hoped saner heads would prevail.

#19 purpleduck

Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:59 AM

God, I'm still so depressed about this all :(

#20 JustBeige

Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:03 AM

View PostLunafreya, on 14 October 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

Why? Because if he does they can finally catch him with his hand in the till. And hopefully bring a few more down with him.

Where are the democrats saying that Trump is against the First Amendment? If any democrat even thought of doing something like this, the right wing would be all over them like a cheap suit.

It's coming up to a year since he was elected. I never seriously thought it would happen. I hoped saner heads would prevail.

yep I think very many people thought it was a big practical joke.

But it will contiue ongoing while they (both sides) continue to look /deflect / bury their heads in the sand

#21 Lifesgood

Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:07 AM

View PostLunafreya, on 14 October 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

It's coming up to a year since he was elected. I never seriously thought it would happen. I hoped saner heads would prevail.
Time for a stocktake of what his govt has achieved in the first year. Should be a short list.

#22 purplekitty

Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

View PostJustBeige, on 14 October 2017 - 07:53 AM, said:

And they wont do that because that means they will get Pence. who is sly and sneaky and a true politician.

Pence is in it up to his neck and complicit in the collusion with Russia.
They are a cabal beholden to billionaire donators,Mercer and the Koch brothers and Putin.

Alienation of that core Trump voting base is what they don't want to happen until they get their tax cuts through.
I think the GOP know exactly how bad this is and are like deer in the headlights.

When(and if) it comes crashing down there will be an enormous fallout and they think doing nothing to cause an avalanche is the only option.
They don't deserve to represent the people of the US.

#23 ZombieFerretOfDoom

Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

Nobody's better than Trump at claiming nobody's better than him at stuff - the video.

https://www.thepoke....-fry-brilliant/

#24 Lifesgood

Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

Interesting article about how Trump can be removed - the old fashioned way, via elections. We are a year out from the mid-terms.

https://www.theguard...nning-elections

#25 JustBeige

Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

So so true. (from the above link)


Quote

Even if they did turn on Trump, would the invertebrates who make up today’s Republican party in Congress do the same? Corker has spoken out – but only after he announced he’s quitting the Senate. The rest barely dare raise a whisper of protest against Trump, even when he’s soiling the flag they claim to revere. If, by some miracle, they did find their spine and remove him, the Trump loyalists would not just swallow it. There could well be street violence, even civil war.

No, the only way to remove Trump is for Democrats to do the hard graft of organising, campaigning and winning elections – starting with the midterms of November 2018. So long as Republicans control the House and Senate, Trump is safe.

I’m glad that Mattis, Kelly and the others are there to grab Trump’s wrist should he reach for the nuclear button. But even that is only a small comfort. A democracy that relies on a group of generals to frustrate an elected leader is in a bad way. The president does indeed pose a clear and present danger to America and the world. But democracy is what put him there – and only democracy can get him out.





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