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Old 6th Dec 2017, 16:57   #10881 (permalink)
 
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Of course Trump doesn't understand much about the Constitution and the boundaries established between Congressional, Judicial and Executive branches by the framers with good reasons and foresight...
From an outsider's view, that would read better with some abbreviation.

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:03   #10882 (permalink)
 
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Like clearing up that verbalization of "locker room talk" getting off the bus with Billy Bush and endorsing Roy Moore, a Republican pervert who denies guilt, but is better than a Democrat who accepts responsibility for past sins, the major pressing domestic issues in the Trumpster's mind...
A Democrat like John Conyers?

It is at times difficult to honor our process. The single important thing about both Moore and Conyers is their protestations of innocence.

That makes them off limits to any sanction, popular, cultural, or political!

And especially, legal.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:11   #10883 (permalink)
 
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The female Senators are now asking for Franken’s resignation.

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:19   #10884 (permalink)
 
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:35   #10885 (permalink)
 
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Yes, the Presidents have waivered compliance every six months and Clinton pocket vetoed the JEA.

What say you on the War Powers Act, which has also been considered an infringement on executive branch powers?

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The loss of the mortgage deduction and state and local tax write offs hurt part of the GOP base as well and, if passed, will not help Republicans in the 2018 mid terms. Already Democratic operatives have identified 16 incumbent GOPpers that are not highly favored and at risk of losing their House seats in areas where the new Tax Bill will screw the voting base.

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The other loser-Blue states where the RICH pay more by losing the deduction on state income taxes. Hopefully, all state taxes in conference. Make those blue states HOWL.
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Higher wages, better educated electorate, and better jobs tend to be in blue states. 500 of Clinton's counties produce 60% of the economic productivity in America, while 2,600 of Trump's red counties managed to produce a little over 1/3 of the country's economic output.

Overall, blue states are net contributors to Federal tax base, while red states are much more likely to suck off the federal teat.

"Make those blue states HOWL." - Be careful what you wish for. It could come round and bite you in the deficit. MAGA. Make America Grovel Again.

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 23:14   #10887 (permalink)
 
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What say you on the War Powers Act, which has also been considered an infringement on executive branch powers?
Starting with the US Constitution:
Congress is empowered to among other items regarding the military:
To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;
To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;
To provide and maintain a navy.

The President is empowered to be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States.

The War Powers Act came about because of Richard Nixon's secret orders to bomb Cambodia, an act of war by the US without consultation with Congress before hand. When the WPA was written and received Congressional approval, Nixon vetoed it. Both Houses of Congress overrode the veto.

There is nothing in the Constitution or its amendments that gives the President the option to declare or wage war, those options are reserved for Congress to initiate. The President may veto a Congressional declaration of war if he so choses. The WPA gives the President the ability to respond quickly to an attack on the United States by a foreign entity. There is some controversy in Title 50 US § Code 1544 (b) regarding removal of armed forces from the battlefield, which should be the President's decision.

I don't see major issues with the WPA. It probably could be written better today with the more recent experiences of military conflicts. What is required is good communications by the President with Congress in situations where military actions may be considered, those not involving a direct attack on the US.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 00:34   #10888 (permalink)
 
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Overall, blue states are net contributors to Federal tax base, while red states are much more likely to suck off the federal teat.
Happy horse hockey! The reason for the distribution on Fed funds has a lot more to deal with Federal installations, mostly military ones, and the fact that Social Security/ Medicare goes to retirees that have moved to low-cost red states.

Fact remains, Hilary could only attract votes in 15% of America

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 03:34   #10889 (permalink)
 
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Donald Trump Is Guilty. The Only Remaining Question Is What Exactly He’s Guilty Of - Foreign Policy
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 03:37   #10890 (permalink)
 
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Franken is toast now.

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 03:58   #10891 (permalink)
 
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Apparently the admin has decided the never ending, sham, peace-talks are just what the have always appeared to be - a sham, a stalling tactic for evil plans and an assist for millions and millions in misspent aid $s.
So, spark things up and move an embassy, ensure all the players really understand that the lies and more lies won't cut it anymore.
That particular deck did need shuffling. Interesting timing and interesting times ahead.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 03:59   #10892 (permalink)
 
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Cooper: I want to hear Moore's positions - CNN Video

Oh yes how the spin machine is alive and . . . . sputtering.

Sad how this once fine country has devolved into the racist, redneck, ignorant divisive system we always supected it was.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 04:18   #10893 (permalink)
 
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Hunt, search, find a crime/statute, or make one up. Then, go mfg the evidence. I like the way this guy thinks!

snort...
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 05:29   #10894 (permalink)
 
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Actually....Franken is dog meat!


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/u...nt-resign.html


https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...-resign-282534

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 09:46   #10895 (permalink)
 
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Happy horse hockey! The reason for the distribution on Fed funds has a lot more to deal with Federal installations, mostly military ones, and the fact that Social Security/ Medicare goes to retirees that have moved to low-cost red states.
Base funding is not part of the balance sheet calculations of tax revenue and Federal outlays by state, and unless they're from New York City, the great majority of US retirees tend to stay where they last lived under gainful employment, so I'm not sure that's gonna work out as a reasonable explanation.

Seem hard to swallow? Let's have a look at retiree heaven, Arizona, where taxes are low, cost of living is low, and the weather is warm and dry. Despite being a retiree destination for the masses, the percentage of people 65 or older is just 15%, a figure just a bit higher than the national average.

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Fact remains, Hilary could only attract votes in 15% of America

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That's the dangerous part of turning the election results into a binary equation. You can color counties red all you want, but that doesn't eliminate votes Clinton received in those counties. She drew votes all across the country. We know this. We also know she won the popular vote by a couple of million.

Big cities do tend to be blue and rural areas, even here in the promised land, can often be red, so I guess you're right, despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by a few million, she did lose the acreage count.

It's a damn shame HRC was the nominee. I have an idea Bernie would have wiped the ballroom floor with Trump's hairpiece.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 09:50   #10896 (permalink)
 
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Franken is indeed toast, as you say SASless. Refreshing to see politicians acting with integrity even if it means kicking out a member of their own party and weakening their numbers.

The Republicans should try that out sometime. If they did, Trump would be gone and the pedophile candidate from 'Bama would not be getting endorsed and national party money.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:30   #10897 (permalink)
 
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As a strong Republican here if Bernie Sanders had been elected legally as Trump was we would have accepted. All Parties.
Clinton bought the DNC rigged all she could do with the foundation loans to make this DNC side the most illegal election in American history.
Time to come to terms with this snowflakes, she lost, no one trusted her and all the Clinton familyafter all the years of corruption from the clinton establishment.
Many may have ended up silenced of her rapist husband, read it its in the news and no lies.
Donald Trump grabbing some woman in the lower parts shows he is a man.
How many here have been to Thailand,Manila, Block M Jakarta?
Sou Cowboys, Nana square, thank God all of us pilots here are not the President of the USA or running for office, but we are normal ones.
Every single one of us can have dirt dug up.
Stop trashing the USA president, unless you have no bones in the closet?
All do.
At least all of us have no murders, no rapes and clean mind.
Dont call the kettle black.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:54   #10898 (permalink)
 
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Donald Trump grabbing some woman in the lower parts shows he is a man.


Anyone here agree?

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How many here have been to Thailand,Manila, Block M Jakarta?
I'm not surprised you have been there. Sounds like women would run a mile, unless they got paid.
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Trump slurs United States, but never screws up Mother Russia.
Interesting.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 15:13   #10900 (permalink)
 
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That's It?

It looks like the foundation for prosecution will be the meeting at Trump Tower with the lady Russki, and others.

The goal of the meeting? To get dirt on Hillary.

Once Kushner saw nothing, he bailed.

Am I missing something? Because Oppositional research is perfectly legal.
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