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« Reply #2235 on: July 11, 2017, 05:08:20 PM »
http://huffp.st/y2XJkx5

Ooooh now pence is being careful to distance himself from this growing scandal.

I think this may be the little rip in the protective lining that starts the whole collapse.

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« Reply #2236 on: July 13, 2017, 06:29:20 AM »
See Steve Bell's cartoon in today's Guardian newspaper (top of page) :

http://www.belltoons.co.uk/hotoffpress

S***heads!?! Shocking!

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« Reply #2237 on: July 14, 2017, 03:13:37 PM »

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« Reply #2238 on: July 14, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
Ha ha nice!

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« Reply #2239 on: July 18, 2017, 11:28:21 AM »
Anyone catch the total failure of the republicans to agree on a healthcare plan? Total control over WH, congress, and senate, and its STILL the democrats fault!!! Always someone else's fault with these types.

7 years of shrieking about repealing Obamacare, 7 years to come up with something better, and... utter failure.

Are they winning yet? Ha ha ha ha.

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« Reply #2240 on: July 18, 2017, 02:59:15 PM »
https://theintellectualist.co/study-mit-economist-u-s-regressed-third-world-nation-citizens/

A lot of this isn't much of a surprise, I have always said this growing fight between left and right has allowed this great divide to continue widening. The election of trump was a clear sign millions are fed up, it makes one wonder what will happen when all those trump supporters finally figure out they've been once again, taken for an even bigger fool.

The anger will really explode. They really bought Trum'ps obvious lies.

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n the Lewis model of a dual economy, much of the low-wage sector has little influence over public policy. Check. The high-income sector will keep wages down in the other sector to provide cheap labor for its businesses. Check. Social control is used to keep the low-wage sector from challenging the policies favored by the high-income sector. Mass incarceration – check. The primary goal of the richest members of the high-income sector is to lower taxes. Check. Social and economic mobility is low. Check.

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« Reply #2241 on: July 18, 2017, 06:53:09 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/middleeast/christian-girl-relationship-death-trnd/index.html

Ah the religion of peace. Oh! Wait a minute!!!!

File this under never to be posted by the islamophobes hiding under their beds with their bushwhacker9000s ;)

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« Reply #2242 on: July 20, 2017, 08:36:52 PM »
Ha ha! Yeah why is that??
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Re: American politics
« Reply #2243 on: July 21, 2017, 09:21:44 AM »

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« Reply #2244 on: July 21, 2017, 10:12:45 AM »
And...
https://www.google.com/amp/www.standard.co.uk/news/world/donald-trump-seeking-to-pardon-himself-in-russia-probe-a3592721.html%3famp

Uh... what? So... if trump didn't do anything wrong, why is he seeking advice on pardoning himself and his family?

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« Reply #2245 on: July 21, 2017, 02:23:25 PM »
Prior Planning Prevents Possible Penitentiary.  ;)
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Re: American politics
« Reply #2246 on: July 22, 2017, 10:15:55 AM »
Spicer resigns! The crapshow gets better!

I'll miss the hilarious spicey impressions. SNL hasn't been this funny in a long time and their ratings (despite the mewlings by trumpers) truly reflect it :)

The fact that trump considered having a woman portray a man as an insult is very telling. I doubt anyone thought of it at the time but... bonus!!!

And, a shakeup in Trumps legal team to make things more interesting.

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« Reply #2247 on: July 22, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
One rat leaves SS Trump and another rat climbs on board - until ManBaby has a hissy fit with him things go and pear-shaped again.

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« Reply #2248 on: July 22, 2017, 10:31:57 AM »
Clearly Mueller is causing him major stress as he digs further into Trumps finances, and talk is trump wants sessions out so he can install an atty general who can restrict mueller and possibly even fire him. Shades of Nixon?

So, if there isn't any there there, why is he despatate to hide something???

Republicans announced with glee that should Hilary win they'd keep her mired in investigations for all of her 4 year term (and beyond if nessecary), we certainly saw that in action with Benghazi which resulted in nothing, being quietly closed by the republicans right after Trumps win (since it served its real purpose...) but now trumpers are crying foul because of these investigations?

Suck it up snowflakes! (To borrow a phrase from them! ;) )

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« Reply #2249 on: July 23, 2017, 08:35:57 PM »
Saw this on FB today, thought it was likely pretty bang on.

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My Crystal Ball

1. Sessions is toast. He'll be forced to resign or will be fired by the end of July. His replacement will face a brutal confirmation process.

2. Trump will figure out a way to fire Mueller in August. Mueller will then get hired as a special prosecutor by Congress.

3. By the end of the year, Mueller will find evidence of extensive financial crimes by Trump and members of his inner circle. Mueller will also find that key Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russian government to help Trump win the election.

4. Trump will pardon everyone in his inner circle that committed a crime.

5. Trump will negotiate with Pence to resign in exchange for a pardon from Pence.

6. Pence's pardon of Trump and the resulting low approval ratings will make Pence a lame duck from the beginning.

7. The fallout from the fiasco of the Trump presidency will cause the electorate to abandon the Republican Party en masse in the midterms. 2018 will be an absolute landslide for Democrats in the House. Democrats will also squeak through to a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

8. No major legislation will pass until 2020. Pence will face heavy competition in the 2020 Republican primary. Whoever emerges from a crowded Democratic field will mop the floor with Pence, Cruz, or whatever other nutjob wins the Republican primary.

9. We're not going to get a break from the daily madness until Trump resigns. The madness will continue for the first few months of the Pence presidency as we deal with the fallout of the Pence pardon and Pence choosing an extreme right Vice President, but then we'll be heavy into midterm elections, and hopefully back to some sense of normalcy.

10. I will mercilessly satirize Pence and his Christofascist foolishness, but it won't be nearly as often because Pence won't be in the news nearly as much. I will also be helping Michael De Vito Jr. swing NY-11 to the left.

11. Trump will launch Trump TV, $9.99 per month for 24/7 white nationalism and Trump family merchandising. It will be a YUGE success with the tens of millions in the Deplorable Cult.