Page 548 of 657 FirstFirst ... 48448498538544545546547548549550551552558598648 ... LastLast
Results 8,206 to 8,220 of 9849
  1. #8206
    What fresh hell is this? ChadH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Incertisque loci...incerto tempore
    Posts
    2,070

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    There was a complete policy that Democrats will stick to if they have control of both houses of Congress and the White House?
    Yes, there was, and it was summarily thrown out by Trump in favor of the current horror show.
    I don't think the Democrats are the party you'd need to worry about honoring a bipartisan agreement. The other guys are the ones with the reputation for coloring ouside the lines.
    The Cover Contest Weekly Winners Thread So much winning!!

    "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
    "Being politically incorrect shouldn't be a matter of pride. It's the last gasp of the wrong side of history." - Unknown
    "By all means, compare these s**t-heads to Nazis." - Mike Godwin referring to the protesters in Charlottesville.

  2. #8207
    Latverian ambassador Iron Maiden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Latverian Embassy
    Posts
    13,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    They are certainly mentally taxing and I think it's fair to say that a bunch of people pushing 80 are going to face questions about their mental fitness and flexibility and, most importantly, whether or not they actually get the challenges of the day. Would I prefer a younger person for the job? Certainly, but it is not THE biggest question.

    Buit Warren, Sanders, and Biden have pretty strong constituencies in the democratic party, that's undeniable.
    Yes, this is true. If the final 3 turn out to be them, I think I would still lean towards Biden, despite his teeth almost falling out, having a better chance over Trump. He will get the older crown that always vote. The younger voters may get ticked off again and stay home if it isn't Bernie or Warren.

    I still think Warren is going to have the same issue Hillary had....some people will look at her as some upstart woman and not vote for her. She still looks like a college professor and needs to shake that image. The Pochantas thing will come back even though IMO that reflects worse on Trump being so juvenile with his name calling. But he has a way of twisting the narrative on his opponent so that it it makes them look weak esp when they don't stand up to his shenanigans. HIllary was really one of the few to rattle him when she called him Putin's puppet.

  3. #8208
    Old school comic book fan WestPhillyPunisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    18,846

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Didn't Trump once say that only guilty people plead the 5th Amendment?
    He probably did, but, if he were pressed about that, he'd deny he said it, even if shown proof that he had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Yes, this is true. If the final 3 turn out to be them, I think I would still lean towards Biden, despite his teeth almost falling out, having a better chance over Trump. He will get the older crown that always vote. The younger voters may get ticked off again and stay home if it isn't Bernie or Warren.

    I still think Warren is going to have the same issue Hillary had....some people will look at her as some upstart woman and not vote for her.
    I fear some of those people might be women. It was the same with Hillary, I remember reading how women refused to support Clinton, saying in so many words that they wouldn't vote with their, ahem....anatomy. Was Hillary's baggage the reason why? In part, thankfully, Warren isn't so encumbered, except for the Pocohantas stuff of course.
    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

  4. #8209

    Default

    US drone strike intended for Isis hideout kills 30 pine nut workers in Afghanistan

    A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan has killed at least 30 civilians who were resting after harvesting pine nuts.

    Forty people were also injured in the attack on Wednesday night which struck farmers and labourers who had just finished their day’s work at the mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters.

    “The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them,” tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters by telephone from Wazir Tangi.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ne-nut-workers

    Fuck the US.

  5. #8210

    Default


    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of U.S. Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who while first appointed to the Senate as a replacement for John Ensign after he resigned due to being embroiled in a sex scandal, Sen. Heller won election to a full term in 2012 winning with only 46% of the vote over Democrat Shelley Berkley, who pulled down 45% (the other 9% was independents and write-in candidates). Heller’s time in the spotlight has been marred by several extreme positions on issues like pay equality, women’s reproductive rights, gun control, and immigration reform. The man is spitefully partisan enough that he held a photo-op breakfast at an IHOP where a mass shooting had taken place on its one year anniversary to prove to the gun lobby that he didn’t care about people dying to keep him from voting the way he does on gun control. He was one of 18 senators who voted not just to have the 2013 Government Shutdown… but to keep the government closed in the vote to end it 16 days later. Most glaring, though, is how Sen. Heller decided to rally under the banner of racist rancher and tax scofflaw Cliven Bundy in 2013, calling him a “patriot” while criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for “overreach” and praising the “law-abiding Nevadans” on Bundy’s ranch who were pointing assault rifles at government employees doing their jobs and rounding up Bundy’s cattle off of government land. Up until the time that Cliven Bundy decided to teach America “something about the negro”, Dean Heller was proposing Congressional hearings to investigate the BLM and why they were at the Bundy Ranch. Because he clearly thought THEY were in the wrong. And that was just in our FIRST look at Sen. Heller. Our further follow-up looks at Sen. Heller have seen him voting to defund Planned Parenthood based on the fraudulent "sting" video produced by the Center for Medical Progress, but yet, failing to vote for funding to prevent the Zika Virus, which certainly couldn’t be a hypocritical stance, no sir. Heller also participated in a filibuster of an attempt to create a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, and signed onto a letter to make himself one of the #47Traitors who tried to sabotage ongoing negotiations between the State Department and Iran to forge a nuclear treaty and end decades of standoffs between our two nations.

    And with Dean Heller up for re-election in a swing state that’s trending blue in 2018… he’s had one of the worst new sessions of any member of the U.S. Senate, that have left his fortunes coming next fall looking pretty grim. Obviously Democrats aren’t going to be thrilled with a guy who voted to confirm every single member of Donald Trump’s “Cabinet of Horrors”, put Neil Gorsuch and alleged sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, hoping to live the Fundamentalist dream of outlawing abortion.

    That might have been why Heller thought to do some political calculus to see he might need to look a little more moderate, intimating that he would not vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act… which led to an embarrassing scene from the White House where Donald Trump made a not-so-veiled threat in front of him, and with the media present for not supporting the GOP’s efforts:
    You can see in the video the exact moment where Heller knows he’s found himself under the bus.

    As such, Sen. Heller caved to pressure from the president and people in his own party and voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and it looked like the law was as good as dead, with all the Democrats voting with Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins, and Vice-President Mike Pence would be the tiebreaker... but then late John McCain came in and got all dramatic with a "thumbs down"... so Dean Heller was forced to heel by Donald Trump for exactly nothing but bad press. And his constituents sure noticed, as his approval ratings dipped into the low 20s in the wake of the vote. And then, for whatever reason, he decided to be a co-sponsor of the GOP’s last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, that throws an estimated 32 million (that’s THIRTY-TWO MILLION) people off their health insurance, by far the worst “healthcare reform” bill thought up Republicans yet this term.

    Could it get worse? Well, how about that in the days after the terror attack carried out by white nationalists on the march in Charlottesville, as people began to identify hate-fueled nitwits from that rally, that people noted one of the more iconic faces there, Peter Cvjetanovic, was traced back just not to being a University of Nevado-Reno student... but that he had met and been photographed with Dean Heller. That's decidedly not a good look for Heller.

    And almost a year after the 2016 election, Dean Heller finally admitted he voted for Donald Trump, as Trump's approval ratings also hit their lowest, falling into the 30s, after Charlottesville. He was flagging badly enough that even the Koch Brothers bailed on him, and decided not to contribute towards his campaign. Also factor in the ethical scandal of how Sen. Heller decided to pay $50,000 to his own son, who purports himself to be a “Social Media Influencer” for “quality content”. That has drawn the attention of the FEC, because it seems a lot more like Heller is just trying to funnel money to his progeny.

    And that was all enough to ensure that Jacky Rosen became Senator Jacky Rosen, sending Dean Heller packing with only 45% of the vote. He was hoping he might land a nomination to serve in the Department of the Interior after that loss, but Donald Trump’s ego can’t stand the idea that anyone would be in any way critical of him, and as blamed Heller’s loss on “not supporting him enough, and he’s currently in political limbo. For the moment, it would seem his career is over.
    Last edited by worstblogever; 09-19-2019 at 11:26 AM.
    X-Books Forum Mutant Tracker/FAQ- Updated every Tuesday.

  6. #8211
    Guardian Empress of Earth Tami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    21,398

    Default

    Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump

    WASHINGTON — A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews on Thursday.

    The complaint was related to multiple acts, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for American spy agencies, told lawmakers during a private briefing, two officials familiar with it said. But he declined to discuss specifics, including whether the complaint involved the president, according to committee members.

    Separately, a person familiar with the whistle-blower’s complaint said it involves in part a commitment that Mr. Trump made in a communication with another world leader. The Washington Post first reported the nature of that discussion. But no single communication was at the root of the complaint, another person familiar with it said.

    The complaint cleared an initial hurdle when Mr. Atkinson deemed it credible and began to pursue an investigation. But it has prompted a standoff between lawmakers and the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, who has refused to turn it over to Congress, as is generally required by law. It has become the latest in a series of fights over information between the Democratic-led House and the White House.
    Original join date: 11/23/2004
    Eclectic Connoisseur of all things written, drawn or imaginatively created.

  7. #8212
    Extraordinary Member Kirby101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    9,190

    Default

    So, the President is a traitor. Isn't it better in the movies when s&i+ like this is revealed and the President is forced to resign. Instead we have an entire political Party that want to help in obstruction and cover up.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

  8. #8213
    Guardian Empress of Earth Tami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    21,398

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    So, the President is a traitor. Isn't it better in the movies when s&i+ like this is revealed and the President is forced to resign. Instead we have an entire political Party that want to help in obstruction and cover up.
    I find Trump's response on Twitter to be amusing, in a twisted sort of way:

    "Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!" Trump tweeted.

    "Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially 'heavily populated' call," he continued. "I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA!"
    We all believe that Trump is Dumb Enough to give away national secrets and say dumb things over the phone. he's already done it many times before.
    Original join date: 11/23/2004
    Eclectic Connoisseur of all things written, drawn or imaginatively created.

  9. #8214
    Extraordinary Member Kirby101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    9,190

    Default

    Hey look! A fully formed plan on Drug pricing that the GOP won't even consider.

    McConnell Says Pelosi’s Drug Plan Is Dead


    What is the plan the GOP is offering? Because our resident Republican tells us not to criticize something unless you have a complete alternative.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

  10. #8215
    Silver Sentinel BeastieRunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    West Coast, USA
    Posts
    9,165

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    I find Trump's response on Twitter to be amusing, in a twisted sort of way:



    We all believe that Trump is Dumb Enough to give away national secrets and say dumb things over the phone. he's already done it many times before.
    Says the man who tweeted, TWEETED, out top secret spy satellite photos, listing the GPS grid and placement of the satellite.

    Says the guy who outed a whole SEAL team and they are now in CIA detox for 5-8 years till they can rejoin.

    Says the dude that shared the names of spies in Russia on LIVE TV ...

    I can go on and on ...

    He's either really fucking dumb or one of the smartest spies ever.
    "Always listen to the crazy scientist with a weird van or armful of blueprints and diagrams." -- Vibranium

  11. #8216
    Old school comic book fan WestPhillyPunisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    18,846

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post
    Says the man who tweeted, TWEETED, out top secret spy satellite photos, listing the GPS grid and placement of the satellite.

    Says the guy who outed a whole SEAL team and they are now in CIA detox for 5-8 years till they can rejoin.

    Says the dude that shared the names of spies in Russia on LIVE TV ...

    I can go on and on ...

    He's either really fucking dumb or one of the smartest spies ever.
    Newsflash: He’s really fucking dumb. And, of course, the party certain people here slavishly defends refuses to censure Trump or even complain about the insanely stupid shit he does.
    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

  12. #8217
    "Comic Book Reviewer" InformationGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    4,387

    Default

    What the f**k Guiliani?

    Everyone should tune into Giuliani on CNN right now. This is nuts. “You want to cover some ridiculous charge that I urged the Ukrainian government to investigate corruption. Well I did. And I’m proud of it.”

  13. #8218
    Old school comic book fan WestPhillyPunisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    18,846

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Sweet. Baby. Jesus. Somebody bring out a straitjacket for Rantin’ Rudy. He done lost it.
    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

  14. #8219

    Default

    A filing in NY today regarding Mazars being asked to turn over Trump's tax returns was blocked by Trump's lawyers via a temporary restraining order. The legal filing is dubious, and downright scary, as Trump's lawyers aren't just claiming you can't indict a sitting president, they're now arguing you can't even investigate a sitting president.

    Which, the Mueller Investigation was a thing going on until at least May of 2019, so that seems like a huge mound of bulls***.

    But as far as the whistleblower complaint about Ukraine goes... it's not just that Trump allegedly tried bribing an ally with money they need to stand up to Russia to try and get dirt on Biden...

    Now both Trump's White House and AG Bill Barr may have obstructed justice (again) by going out of their way to try and prevent that whistleblower's complaint from reaching the ears of Congress.


    These are problems that you face when the president is a stupid, lawless, sundowning jackass. I don't know how long it's going to be before Republicans wise up that you will never, ever, get a respite from trying to defend him, because he can't go five minutes without blundering into a latest misadventure of corruption that there are no mental gymnastics you can do to argue he's in the right without losing your own sanity and soul.
    X-Books Forum Mutant Tracker/FAQ- Updated every Tuesday.

  15. #8220

    Default

    It's even more damning that Trump did this because he thought Ukraine could get him dirt on Biden's son.

    Okay, the risk of trying to extort a bribe from a foreign leader to gain their interference in a an election...

    1) Trump had his nuts in a vice with the Mueller Report for his campaign getting Russia's help in 2016. He f***ing KNOWS he can't get foreign help so blatantly.
    2) Ukraine wouldn't be motivated to help a guy widely regarded as Putin's b****.
    3) He's doing this because the timeline on approving or disapproving that funding to Ukraine was Sept. 30th... so he had a month to extort them before having to make a decision.
    4) It's specifically for dirt on Biden, who might not even be the nominee he faces in November 2020. The polling has Elizabeth Warren surging. And sure, in head-to-head matchups, Biden kicks Trump's ass the hardest right now. But to take a risk like this to eliminate a Democratic candidate who is not necessarily the final nominee?

    He's that f***ing paranoid and dumb. I mean, Joe Biden might have defeated Donald Trump just by running, and not even eventually winning the Democratic nomination.
    X-Books Forum Mutant Tracker/FAQ- Updated every Tuesday.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •