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monitoring Trump and relevant contemporary events

 
 
blatham
 
  5  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 09:16 pm
Quote:
David Catanese‏Verified account
@davecatanese
This Trump supporter is shouting at protestors: "McCain needs to die now!"

So, that's cool.
glitterbag
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 09:26 pm
@blatham,
Watching Trumps speech, holy **** will it ever end???? Ceausescu would speechify for four to five hours at a time. And his crowd also cheered every bit of nonsense during those ordeals. This is so humiliating and such an embarrassment.
blatham
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 09:29 pm
@glitterbag,
Quote:
Maggie Haberman‏Verified account @maggieNYT 13m13 minutes ago
"Clean coal...meaning they're taking out coal and they're gonna clean it...."

I'm not watching (on purpose). I would rather set my hair on fire and then put it out with a hammer.
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glitterbag
 
  3  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 09:29 pm
Oh my God, he's playing a Rollingstone song as his ending........'you can't always get what you want', well NOW he's gone off the frifgging cliff.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
  -2  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 09:57 pm
@glitterbag,
Why do you subject yourself to them?
Finn dAbuzz
 
  -2  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:07 pm
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:

And my opinion is that your constant harping (like this metaphor better?) on Clinton is unhealthy, illogical and downright obscene. Character assassination is disgusting as a political tool, but here you're assassinating a dead corpse.


This is too easy...What is your opinion about constant harping on Trump?
blatham
 
  5  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:14 pm
So, John Kelly is now realizing that he is going to have to drown Trump in the bathtub.
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glitterbag
 
  6  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:16 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I suppose because I served this country for 32 years, I actually give a **** what happens to democracy. Why do you ask? Don't respond, I already know why.
blatham
 
  5  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:16 pm
Notice: change in the daily standings.

New winner of the No ****, Sherlock award for the day is this.
Quote:
Frank Luntz‏Verified account @FrankLuntz 2h2 hours ago
Trump doesnt just criticize media more than he criticizes neo-Nazis – he criticizes them more than radical Islamic terrorists. #PhoenixRally
glitterbag
 
  5  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:22 pm
@blatham,
Phoenix police having been using tear gas and flash bang grenades to disperse crowds protesting Trumps speech.
blatham
 
  5  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:22 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
This is too easy...What is your opinion about constant harping on Trump?

This is extremely complicated and intimidatingly difficult...
One holds no political office, thus is inconsequential.
The other holds the most powerful political office in the world.
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blatham
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:24 pm
@glitterbag,
That's a drag. I'll check the news tomorrow.
Real Music
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:32 pm
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/08/22/trump-blew-gasket-mitch-mcconnell-protect-russia-investigation.html

Trump Blew A Gasket Because Mitch McConnell Won’t Protect Him From The Russia Investigation
Quote:
The real reason why Trump is angry at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is that he blames McConnell for not doing enough to protect him from the Russia investigation.

The New York Times reported on a profane phone call between McConnell and Trump, “During the call, which Mr. Trump initiated on Aug. 9 from his New Jersey golf club, the president accused Mr. McConnell of bungling the health care issue. He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader’s refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Republicans briefed on the conversation.”

The hostilities between Trump and McConnell are very real. McConnell is outraged that Trump refuses to learn about governing, and continues to attack his own party’s senators. Trump is blaming McConnell for not protecting him from the Russia investigation.

There are a couple of important points to keep in mind. Innocent people don’t need to be protected from investigations, and it seems that Trump’s plan to avoid going down for the Russia scandal was to use the entire Republican Party to hide his potential crimes. Mitch McConnell enabled Trump to do whatever he did with the Russians by not issuing a joint statement with Obama condemning Russian election hacking, but there is a clear dividing line when it comes to covering for Trump and going down with the administration.

Republican Senators feel no loyalty to Trump, and there will be no hesitation to push Trump overboard if he and the Russia scandal become a liability.

The whole Trump gets mad because he thinks someone should have protected him from the Russia investigation should sound familiar. Trump was angry at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the same reason.

If there were nothing to the Russia investigation, Trump wouldn’t need protection. The fact that the President thinks he does is an indication that the surface has just begun to be scratched in the Russia scandal.

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glitterbag
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:37 pm
@blatham,
I don't think they will have a good take on this until tomorrow. CNN cut to live shots on the scene where riot police were gathered, noises from possibly flash bang devices, smoke in the dark air.....I can't state it authentically, but it looked like chaos. It will take a little time for the situation to be accuratey defined.
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emmett grogan
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:39 pm
@MontereyJack,
The electoral collage is what prevents New York, California and Texas from dominating Delaware, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Montana, the Dakotas.
McGentrix
 
  -4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:45 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Polls are not good to Hillary...

Finally, a Poll Trump Will Like: Clinton Is Even More Unpopular
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glitterbag
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:50 pm
@emmett grogan,
Well, I think I'm ready to call it a night.
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emmett grogan
 
  3  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:55 pm
Free speech and civil war statue aficionados advocate at a city council meeting in San Antonio

http://www.alternet.org/how-open-carry-laws-intimidate-and-destabilize

http://www.alternet.org/sites/default/files/styles/story_image/public/story_images/screen_shot_2017-08-21_at_2.25.11_pm.png?itok=GmO-kd3B

Just four days after the nation saw how scores of heavily armed men hindered police seeking to preserve public order in Charlottesville, the people of San Antonio got another taste of what “open carry” laws mean for the freedom of expression.

When the city council opened debate on a proposal to relocate Confederate statues from San Antonio’s Travis Park, about 10 men showed up wearing kevlar vests and carrying assault rifles. According to the Rivard Report, a local online news site, the men were escorting Brandon Burkhart, vice president of This Is Texas Freedom Force (“committed to protecting Texas and Texas history").

In his comments, Burkhart did not conceal his intention: to personally intimidate the two council members, Roberto Treviño and William “Cruz” Shaw, both people of color, who sponsored the relocation proposal:

“I’m going to address you guys again, especially you two, Shaw and Treviño,” Burkhart said, his voice echoing through the chamber. “Do you guys see the problems that you’re causing? … Do you know the death threats that I’ve received?”

The two councilmen rejected Burkhart’s threats as "sad" and inappropriate for San Antonio, but there is no disputing that “open carry” intimidation tactics are now becoming normalized, much to the dismay of elected officials and law enforcement officials responsible for keeping the peace.

"In a new age of domestic terrorism, we need to re-examine the balance that we strike between public safety and violent protests," said Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer in the wake of violent protests that led to the death of Heather Heyer.

"First, the danger is too great of a catastrophic incident," Signer said. "Second, it is intimidating beyond any reasonable standard for citizens, particularly members of vulnerable communities."
Real Music
 
  4  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 10:59 pm
@emmett grogan,
I wonder if these guys with the guns are about to hold hands and sing "Kumbaya"
Finn dAbuzz
 
  -1  
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 11:14 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

I suppose because I served this country for 32 years, I actually give a **** what happens to democracy. Why do you ask? Don't respond, I already know why.


I asked because I was curious, and now I'm curious as to what you think you know my reason to be.

I don't think it's strange that you are embarrassed by or even for Trump. When Hilary Clinton used to affect a Southern black accent while speaking before an African-American audience (ususally in a black church), I would be so embarrassed for her I had to leave the room. Her cackling laughter, patronizing black DJs by telling them she always carried hot sauce in her purse, and bug-eyed pointing towards individuals in her audience had the same effect. They made me squirm in my chair and I can't imagine sitting through an entire speech or interview of hers, and so I find it strange that you can endure one of Trumps, and particularly since we both know there was zero chance that he would say something of which you approved, and he sure as hell wasn't going to announce his launching of a diabolical plan to destroy American democracy.

I haven't held a civil service position for 32 years and guess what? I actually give a **** about our democracy too, so we at least have that in common, but I don't see how my concern might induce me to endure a Clinton speech that could always be counted upon to be equal parts embarrassing and boring. (Especially not when the cable news could be relied upon to tell me all about it; all through the night) You have moxie GB!

BTW - Trump's been using that Rolling Stones song at his rallies since he first threw his hat in the ring for the nomination. Not sure what the significance of it is for him, but it's not new, which causes me to wonder how many of his televised rallies you've sat through to the end. You weren't hoping that violence would erupt were you?

I'm also curious concerning your reaction to finding him playing the song. Has he, for you, poached it? Were you expecting "Dixie" or something by Richard Wagner? Are the Rolling Stones in particular and Classic Rock in general proprietary to the Left?

I'm curious about a lot of what you think. I would have thought that in an opinion forum like this, anyone you would welcome such curiosity. Who knows? I might even provide you with a new signature line.
 

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