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Old 10-31-2017, 08:28 PM   #16
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But while this dog & pony show is going on, who's stealing the Republic, who's profiting? I can tell you for sure it ain't We the People.
The guys Mueller is squeezing are the profiteers. Manafort and Podesta are the guys who sell access. He's just scratching the surface but I'm willing to grease the guillotine just in case he gets rolling.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:50 PM   #17
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OK, but who is raping & pillaging while everybody watches OJ in the Bronco?
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:17 AM   #18
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Well let's see CHIP, Medicaid, etc.. are under the ax so the 1% can get a tax cut because it's 1979 again.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:55 AM   #19
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Actually it's 1910 with better media coverage. The 1% have caught up with the Robber Barons of old, and the Trump traveling circus has distracted the masses from the men behind the curtain.

PA elections next week, I'm curious about the turnout. Is the majority of the voters so enthralled/disgusted with the Trump Circus they won't bother to vote, or will it spur them to go? My guess is the former, but I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:38 PM   #20
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Oh, hi Syria.

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Guess what nobody's talking about tonight?
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:28 PM   #21
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Oh, silly me. That happened last January.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:56 PM   #22
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My guess is the former, but I hope I'm wrong.
Many of us are moderates - not associated with either party. So we are not allowed to vote.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:27 AM   #23
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Beauregard is out. Shit happening.

It will be interesting to see what the Dems do with this mess. They can't impeach this clown, he really could shoot someone in the street. We are this comfortable with authoritarian rule now, if it's our team. If Nixon had Fox, he'd still be President. So they need to test the waters of cooperating enough to govern without losing a pissed off base.

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Old 11-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #24
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:17 PM   #25
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #26
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"Beauregard is out. Shit happening."

Nuthin' is happening 'cept fevered, MSNBC/CNN-fueled hallucinations.

Mueller is gonna finish up, unmolested, and turn in his report.

All this crap you people let yourselves get suckered into...
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:21 AM   #27
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Nuthin' is happening 'cept fevered, MSNBC/CNN-fueled hallucinations.
Sorry, no cable tv here.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:43 AM   #28
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Good on you...cable rots the brain.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #29
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It will be interesting to see what the Dems do with this mess.
The critical events will be between now and Jan 1. Democrats still will have no power. The acting Attorney General has made his intent clear. Debate is widespread whether he will learn what Mueller has found and act in a responsible manner like a moderate. Or will act on his political right wing extremist biases.

I hear many speculate that the office will change his mindset and make him act in a responsible manner. And others who know him personally are saying he will derail the entire Mueller investigation as he has always said he would.

I believe Trump's strategy is clear. Without Sessions acting in a responsible manner, the many tools that Whitaker has to destroy a Mueller investigation will easily derail the entire thing.

Not that Mueller is a fool. Many parts of his investigation have been passed on to other jurisdiction including some state AGs.

I believe we will see another Saturday Night Massacre in the next seven weeks. Trump's near meltdowns this past week (noted by his Tweets) suggest that is exactly what he desperately wants. And if Whitaker does not do what Trump orders, then Trump will fire him and get someone else.

Like Nixon and the mafia, The Don has no respect for America. Only relevant is The Don (just like Nixon). He has plenty of time to subvert an investigation of a man who has clearly been corrupt and has routinely lied most of his life. As he said, he can murder someone on Fifth Ave and not be prosecuted. He said that before he was president. As president, he most certainly believes it - even more. Power corrupts.

Trump has no respect for the law and no respect for investigations that advance American principles. Trump is only about Trump - as made obvious, but again, even by an embarrassing visit to the Pittsburgh massacre.

We have seven weeks to watch the next variation of a Saturday Night Massacre. And this time with no adversary to challenge him. You can be damn sure the Supreme Court will not challenge him. And Congress will be all Republican loyalists during this time. There are no reasons why it will not happen - or be attempted.
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