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Old 16th Feb 2017, 07:11
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Incompetence, deliberate lying and deception perfectly describe the man whose words and actions we've witnessed thus far by the name of Trump, Parabellum. In addition, Trump's racist, xenophobic, un-American rhetoric is making the world less safe, not more.

Where did Clinton make the error in judgement on matters of American military involvement?

Were you aware that it is a well-known fact during her tenure at State, she more often than not, sided with military advisors and the Joint Chiefs against the more dove-like Obama. Where do you get your impressions of the former Secretary of State and Senator from New York?

One wonders where all of the conservatives got their impressions of Clinton. My guess would be the same places (of known disrepute) that have spent the last 8 years attempting to smear Obama's presidency and his legacy.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 07:56
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Puzder had a little think about it all and concluded:

a) "I'll be asked all sort of embarrassing questions & Lord know what might come out".
b) "This Administration is going to be an endless battle that probably won't end well".
c) "I've got plenty of money and I'd rather sleep easy in my bed at night".

As would any sensible guy who wasn't a professional politician.

Mac

PS: Why Betsy deVos accepted the nomination to a post that she admittedly knows absolutely nothing about eludes me, (apart from her wish to "Build God's Kingdom - which means evangelical Christianity - a real hot-potato in all schools) . Maybe it was her involvement in the mostly disastrous Charter School system, which has enriched a lot of people and left a whole lot of students with dept they will never be able to pay off and, (if they were lucky) degrees that are mostly worthless in the job market? Personally I think that their deliberate targeting of vulnerable Veterans, some so damaged that they had zero chances of graduating, particularly heartless.

Maybe her father-in-law's foundation of AMWAY, a highly successful pyramid scheme that has ruined two of my more gullible friends, was an inspiration?



Why do already fabulously wealthy people keep want more and more of the same? Is it an obsession or a deep insecurity or what?
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 08:52
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And here I'm reading that at least 6 Republican senators didn't want the Puzd. Must be fake news, which is bad, very bad.
Could also be an alternative fact, which is not so bad.
One is confused.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 09:27
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
Maybe her father-in-law's foundation of AMWAY, a highly successful pyramid scheme that has ruined two of my more gullible friends, was an inspiration?
On a point of order (as the organisation in question has a tendency to the letigious) - Amway is technically not a "pyramid scheme" because the "cuts" are subtractive rather than additive and because there actually are some products. It is an insidious and largely mis-sold concept run by people who are fully aware of the misleading nature of the claims they make for it, and for most people joining it would not be the wisest choice. But it's not actually a "Ponzi" pyramid selling fraud.

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Old 16th Feb 2017, 10:54
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Obama had problems with his Cabinet Picks too....for those with short memories
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President Obama's Top 10 Failed Nominees and Appointees (Sen. Jim DeMint) | TheHill

The one that deserves the most notice was Obama's pick of Tim Either for Secretary of the Treasury....who was found to be a Tax Cheat....but somehow managed to get the job despite that small problem.

Timothy Geithner's Tax Problems

So all this crowing by some about Trump's not getting his choice of folks....is very hypocritical. But then since when does that matter to those afflicted with TDS!
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 11:11
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Which ones talked to the Russians and lied about it? Any low-life misogynists, wife abusers and lecherous folk, also known now as TrumPus-esque, in that... pile you offer SASless?

You mention people with tax issues, what about those of low morality and questionable patriotism? America wins another round with the help of a few more Republicans of good conscience joining those Democrats who are willing to stand up against Trump's poor choices and say, "No, not on our watch".
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 11:19
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Trey Gowdy speaks out about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.


https://gowdy.house.gov/media-center...peals-decision
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 12:07
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Trey Gowdy speaks out about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.
I suspect it's just a divided-by-a-common-language thing, but the rest of us do find it somewhat weird that Americans refer to us as "aliens", as if we weren't actually human. I guess that makes it easier for them to persuade themselves that "human rights" aren't applicable to "aliens"?
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 12:46
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Chair of the farcical, Benghazzzzi Committee and digger of nothing substantial on behalf of purely political interests and Clinton bashing, an 'investigation' full of hubris so misguided and partisan that even Republicans (the few with backbones and integrity) began publicly questioning Gowdy's motives.

Also the author of the batshite crazy attempt of a law where Congress can sue the president (another obstructionist - and some believe racist - attempt at blocking Obama's health care initiative) and finally, our very best for last, a born again Christian that believes the end times are upon us and Jesus had a pet dinosaur growing up.

Sure, let's gather round and listen intently to what this person has to say.

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Trey Gowdy speaks out about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.


https://gowdy.house.gov/media-center...peals-decision
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 13:03
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... and Jesus had a pet dinosaur growing up
The pet dinosaur bit is actually believable, he could have had a pet chicken or something.

Provided, of course, that you do actually believe that birds have evolved from dinosaurs, and that birds are simply "those dinosaurs that we now call birds" ...
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 15:18
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
I suspect it's just a divided-by-a-common-language thing, but the rest of us do find it somewhat weird that Americans refer to us as "aliens", as if we weren't actually human. I guess that makes it easier for them to persuade themselves that "human rights" aren't applicable to "aliens"?
Oxford dictionary:

Noun, Alien:

"A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where he or she is living".

Problem with what?
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 15:21
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But Gertrude would have problem applying that term to some Albanian sneaking across from Calais I bet!
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 15:32
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But Gertrude would have problem applying that term to some Albanian sneaking across from Calais I bet!
Perhaps VAP's IBS is communicable. Feed in the same trough, etc., etc., etc.
I wonder how their 401k's are performing?
This foaming at the mouth, rolling on the floor whilst banging ones head on the wall is pitiful.
Amusing, but still pitiful.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 15:42
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TDS is a terrible thing to watch.....so tragic to the sufferers!
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 15:48
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Gertrude the Wombat said.............


"I suspect it's just a divided-by-a-common-language thing, but the rest of us do find it somewhat weird that Americans refer to us as "aliens", as if we weren't actually human. I guess that makes it easier for them to persuade themselves that "human rights" aren't applicable to "aliens"?"

I don`t know if it is still in operation, but Scotland Yard used to have an "Aliens Registration Office". Travelling to England from Norway for employment, for example, one was required to hold an "Aliens Registration Card" which was issued and updated by the Police.

Just for your information, no intent to criticise.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 19:23
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Gertrude the Wombat said.............


"I suspect it's just a divided-by-a-common-language thing, but the rest of us do find it somewhat weird that Americans refer to us as "aliens", as if we weren't actually human. I guess that makes it easier for them to persuade themselves that "human rights" aren't applicable to "aliens"?"

I don`t know if it is still in operation, but Scotland Yard used to have an "Aliens Registration Office". Travelling to England from Norway for employment, for example, one was required to hold an "Aliens Registration Card" which was issued and updated by the Police.

Just for your information, no intent to criticise.
No criticism here either. My father, who was a well travelled man, would frequently remind us that it depended entirely where in this world you were stood as to how stupid you were when you opened your mouth.

A truism that bit me a couple of times.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 20:48
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Director Comey's unprecedented public discussion of both an ongoing investigation and his last-hour claim of re-opening the case mere days before Election Day went outside of every norm the FBI has held since its inception. That's the proven problem, not Billy boy's unwise visit with AG Lynch on the tarmac. Straw man argument.
BS, vapilot, in the uproar over the Slick Willie conversation, Lynch was forced to recuse herself from deciding on prosecution. Had that not happened, it would have been her rightful duty to give the briefing Comey gave explaining the outcome of the (non) investigation. Stop making excuses for Hilary's disgraceful campaign.

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Old 16th Feb 2017, 20:52
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Bob Harward.


After enlisting in the Navy, he was awarded a fleet appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he received his bachelorís degree in 1979.
If I recall correctly, he was on the crew team. He had a scar on one cheek. Man, that's taking me back over 30 years. Had seen he made flag in the alumni magazine. Neat to see he's potential Nat Sec Adv. Solid guy, when I knew him. Hope it works out.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:43
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Oh this is sensational - Trump is the overnight gift that just keeps on giving.
An hour long whine at the media.
Bob Harward - approve Sir - and Gen Mattis is actually looking like a dignified, stand-up guy with much gravitas in his discussions with NATO.
As opposed to his pathetic, man-child of a Commander in Chief.
And there clearly are some very pissed off spooks at Fort Meade and Langley, and rightly so too.
True patriots doing what is needed to protect their country.
Privately these soldiers must be deeply embarrassed by Trump, surely?
Aside from the ones who flew his flag...
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:54
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Suddenly, the sworn enemies of US civil liberties, the CIA and NSA, are heroes of the very same gang of lefties. Hilarious! So, it's better to have "deep state" criminals, unaccountable to anyone and apparently willing to run a coup d'etat against the legally sworn in government, be in charge. Where's Trotsky when you need him, guys?

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