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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:34 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Meanwhile,



I don't think that's a coincidence right as people are starting to see the immediate effects of the tax cuts. People are idiots.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:28 pm

It's the Tax Cut, I mean Tax Scam for the uptick in his approval.


My company announced a $1000 raise for all non executive employees, some people are acting like Trump is a god.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby squally1313 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Brian707 wrote:It's the Tax Cut, I mean Tax Scam for the uptick in his approval.


My company announced a $1000 raise for all non executive employees, some people are acting like Trump is a god.


Let me guess, they didn't announce how much the executives got because of it.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubInOK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:07 pm

Well, I mean, I guess Scott Pruitt needs a bodyguard, and we know Preston Doerflinger can throw a punch...

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:32 pm

A Boulder, CO teacher was charged with child abuse and third degree assault for forcibly pulling up a middle schooler by his jacket to make him stand for the pledge of allegiance.

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-coun ... allegiance
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:36 pm

squally1313 wrote:
Brian707 wrote:It's the Tax Cut, I mean Tax Scam for the uptick in his approval.


My company announced a $1000 raise for all non executive employees, some people are acting like Trump is a god.


Let me guess, they didn't announce how much the executives got because of it.



Nope
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 pm

Probably should be wary of some layoffs, too. That seems to be the common thread.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 pm

The NYT keeps ciricling the drain:

https://splinternews.com/the-new-york-t ... 1822978000

On Tuesday, the New York Times editorial board announced the hiring of Quinn Norton, a technology reporter and commentator who has written in praise of a German Nazi, defended the reputation of neo-Nazi hacker Weev, and used racial and homophobic slurs on social media.

After reporters and activists dug up Norton’s older work, a Times spokesperson told HuffPost, “We are very concerned about the tweets that are circulating today and are looking into the matter.” After several hours of silence—she was apparently at a movie—Norton addressed the burgeoning controversy by seemingly indicating that she would not be taking the job as the paper’s lead opinion writer on the power, culture, and consequences of technology after all, making sure to scold the hoi polloi while she was at it.


What is this even about? Where to start. In 2013, Norton published an essay on Medium that opened thusly: “John Rabe is my personal patron saint of moral complexity.” Rabe was a German and a proud member of the Nazi Party; the essay is about the moral complexity of life, or something. The lesson that Norton takes from Rabe’s life is, “The best you can do is be quiet in the face of the terrible contradictions, and try to figure out what the next right thing is.” That may not be the lesson that most people take from the Holocaust, and she would surely say that this is a caricature of an irreducibly complex point, but here we are.

The next year, Norton defended her friend Weev, née Andrew Auernheimer, as “just an horsefeathers” after he revealed his new swastika tattoo in a blog post for The Daily Stormer, a prominent white-supremacist website. In addition to showing off his new ink, that post, written following Auernheimer’s release from prison, enumerated some of his racist ideas[.]
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:37 am

I just saw a facebook post from a friend who was excited that her husband bought her tickets to see Kid Rock and Ted Nugent this summer. white people are the ethnic group I fear the most
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 am

Donald J Trump is the happiest horsefeathers in DC right now.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby wvcbxl » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:21 am

CubInOK wrote:Well, I mean, I guess Scott Pruitt needs a bodyguard, and we know Preston Doerflinger can throw a punch...



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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:36 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


She messed up:

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:25 am

Gates likely to flip soon, Bannon talked to Mueller for 20 hours last week. Clickity-clack, the train is pulling out of the station.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:27 am

CubinNY wrote:Gates likely to flip soon, Bannon talked to Mueller for 20 hours last week. Clickity-clack, the train is pulling out of the station.


You've been saying that for months
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby shnsajax » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 am

Derwood wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Gates likely to flip soon, Bannon talked to Mueller for 20 hours last week. Clickity-clack, the train is pulling out of the station.


You've been saying that for months


Talks today that Gates is finalizing a plea deal. Hopefully it’s done quicker than a Darvish signing.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:06 pm

I find it entertaining Stormy Daniels kept the dress she wore when she slept with Trump and claims it has his DNA.

Glad she's the smartest one in that saga.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:38 pm

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/16/17020776/russian-indictments-robert-mueller
I wonder if Boris thinks this warrants alarm bells.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:40 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:https://www.vox.com/2018/2/16/17020776/russian-indictments-robert-mueller
I wonder if Boris thinks this warrants alarm bells.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Mueller indicted a bunch of Russians for hacking the election.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russian ... probe.html

In the indictment, it says that they specifically targeting Clinton and Sanders. Between this and the Playboy model story, it's going to be a rough weekend at Maralago for the Don.

last year about this time the Gov. of Alabama's wife divorced him (he was having an affair with an aide). I wonder if Melania will consider it.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:25 pm

CubinNY wrote:Mueller indicted a bunch of Russians for hacking the election.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russian ... probe.html

In the indictment, it says that they specifically targeting Clinton and Sanders. Between this and the Playboy model story, it's going to be a rough weekend at Maralago for the Don.

last year about this time the Gov. of Alabama's wife divorced him (he was having an affair with an aide). I wonder if Melania will consider it.


Probably not if she was paid $26 million to stay on her contract through his term
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian707 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:https://www.vox.com/2018/2/16/17020776/russian-indictments-robert-mueller
I wonder if Boris thinks this warrants alarm bells.



It must be, because I just got back from lunch where they had State News on and even they were covering it


BTW why is it that all these news stories seem to drop on Fridays?
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