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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Trump yelling that Democrats are criticizing the US, yet he has done it himself hundreds of times.
    Criticizing the government in America only becomes unpatriotic when a Republican is in the White House. Everyone knows that.
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    The dumbest President in History meeting with the dumbest member of Congress...

    Trump met with Nunes to talk intel chief replacements

    President Donald Trump recently spoke to top House Intelligence Republican Devin Nunes about replacements for the country’s intelligence chief — the latest sign that Dan Coats’ tenure may be short-lived.

    Nunes, who grabbed national attention with his controversial allegations of Obama administration surveillance abuses, met with Trump and other senior White House officials last week to discuss who could take over for Coats at the Office of Director of National Intelligence, according to three people familiar with the get-together.
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    Trump’s New Favorite Channel Employs Kremlin-Paid Journalist

    If the stories broadcast by the Trump-endorsed One America News Network sometimes look like outtakes from a Kremlin trolling operation, there may be a reason. One of the on-air reporters at the 24-hour network is a Russian national on the payroll of the Kremlin’s official propaganda outlet, Sputnik.

    Kristian Brunovich Rouz, originally from the Siberian city of *******irsk, has been living in San Diego, where OAN is based, since August 2017, reporting on U.S. politics for the 24-hour news channel. For all of that time, he’s been simultaneously writing for Sputnik, a Kremlin-owned news wire that played a role in Russia’s 2016 election-interference operation, according to an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community.
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    Trump and congressional leaders announce critical debt and budget deal

    Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday that they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid a politically dangerous tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or the first-ever federal default.

    The deal, announced by Trump on Twitter and in a statement by the Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, will restore the government’s ability to borrow to pay its bills past next year’s elections and build upon recent large budget gains for the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
    The agreement is on a broad outline for $1.37tn in agency spending next year and slightly more in fiscal 2021. It would mean a win for lawmakers eager to return Washington to a more predictable path amid political turmoil and polarization, defence hawks determined to cement big military increases, and Democrats seeking to protect domestic programs.

    Pelosi and Schumer said the deal “will enhance our national security and invest in middle class priorities that advance the health, financial security and well-being of the American people”. They claimed credit for winning more than $100bn worth of spending increases for domestic priorities since Trump took office.
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    Now here's one for April 1st next year WBE because this is bad.

    A former Florida state House candidate who claimed to have removed 77 bullets from 32 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting has admitted the harrowing story was a lie.

    According to documents released by the state Department of Health on Wednesday and reported by online media outlet Florida Politics, Democrat Elizabeth McCarthy, who was running for House District 28, came clean during an investigation of the matter.

    “It is a false statement. I just made it up,” she said. “I wanted to be somebody in the community, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I gave any impersonation. I knew it was wrong and I should have stopped ― by no means did I ever mean to put anybody in jeopardy.”

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    Forget Al Franken.

    The Democrats need more figures like AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Dinosaurs like Franken have no place in the future of the party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa Luxemburg View Post
    Forget Al Franken.

    The Democrats need more figures like AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Dinosaurs like Franken have no place in the future of the party.
    They still need to learn the ropes. Besides, the Dems need to stop playing by Marquis of Queensbury rules with Congress being pretty much controlled by Mitch McConnell. He's got the inside track on Supreme Court picks, he's been getting a lot of appointments in the lowers courts that will effect decisions for decades to come. He said he's going to be the Grim Reaper and kill a lot of bills that come to him.

    The Democrats should never throw one of their own under the bus again while McConnells's still in office and the Senate is in GOP control. They never say a word about Trump except a mild rebuke, if that. His accusers never got their chance to have their cases taken serioiusly.

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    Oh hey they're detaining a US Citizen again.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immi...ed-three-weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa Luxemburg View Post
    Forget Al Franken.

    The Democrats need more figures like AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Dinosaurs like Franken have no place in the future of the party.
    Then maybe they should consider winning more elections.

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    Lawyers For Trump ‘Super Fan’ Cesar Sayoc Say Trump’s Rhetoric Inspired Terrorist Plot On Democrats

    “A rational observer may have brushed off Trump’s tweets as hyperbole, but Mr. Sayoc took them to heart,” his attorneys wrote. Who knows how many more lunatics like Sayoc are out there, waiting for marching orders only they hear from their dear leader to go hunting Democrats like he had. Republicans need to grow a fucking spine and tell Trump to knock it off with the rhetoric.

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    India Calls Out Trump Lie That He Was Asked To Mediate Kashmir Conflict

    “No such request has been made” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the U.S. president, said a spokesman for India’s government, despite what Trump claimed. Our Bullshitter-in-Chief strikes again!

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    Rashida Tlaib Responds To Racist ‘Send Her Back’ Chants: ‘I’m Not Going Nowhere’

    Trump again attacked “the Squad” of congresswomen of color on Monday, calling them “a very Racist group of troublemakers” and “not very smart.” HAHAHAHAHA! A flaming moron like Trump calling someone else 'not very smart' is hilarious as hell. Meanwhile....

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    Cops Fired For Facebook Post Suggesting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Shot

    The Gretna, Louisiana, police chief said he did not feel the Facebook post represented a legitimate threat. Cops, covering for their own. No surprise there.

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    Marianne Williamson Declines Samantha Bee’s Invite To Drop Out Of 2020 Race

    The author and presidential candidate declined with a “Ha ha” while backstage at “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Oh, THAT'S who the author is! I learned something new today!
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    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.
    Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA.
    But the agency wants to require people who receive TANF benefits to pass a review of their income and assets to determine whether they are eligible for free food from SNAP, officials said.
    If enacted, the rule would save the federal government about $2.5 billion a year by removing people from SNAP, according to the USDA.
    U.S. President Donald Trump has argued that many Americans now using SNAP do not need it given the strong economy and low unemployment, and should be removed as a way to save taxpayers as much as $15 billion.

    Gotta stick it to the poors to pay for the tax cuts, after all.

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    On this date in 2014, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published our profile of former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who quite obviously is famous for the time during a live interview, he decided to give his thoughts on abortion, and "legitimate rape". This might have something to do with the fact that Akin was long a supporter of Personhood legislation, as well. Anyway, we covered Akin's jacked-up ideology at length, and how he accidentally made everyone instantly aware of the GOP's "War on Women" with that sound bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Gotta stick it to the poors to pay for the tax cuts, after all.
    I think I read somewhere that the excuse the White House gave for screwing around with SNAP was that some right wing millionaire applied for benefits to demonstrate that the system is rife with corruption, even though rich people don't want or need food stamps.
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    In 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as in 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, delving into his entire history as a politician going all the way back to his days as a student at Marquette University (where he left school in 1990 to avoid disciplinary action for attempting to have his student body president campaign staff round up as many campus newspapers as they could to destroy them because they endorsed his opponent), to his run for the White House. Walker, as we noted, has a tendency to tell really terrible lies, like union workers surrounding his car and attempting to flip it over, or that his rapidly developing bald spot isn't actually male pattern baldness, but just a scar from a time he bumped his head on a table. In his time as Governor of Wisconsin, he has given huge tax breaks for the top income bracket, while cutting more money to teachers than any governor in the country (and any shortcomings in student performance, he blames on the teachers who are operating without real budgets). Walker has demonized union workers, wiped out government oversight offices, and has had repeated criminal investigations launched against his staff for illegal use of state resources to further their own partisan agenda.

    And that doesn't even begin to cover what a boob he looked like while campaigning for president in 2016. Gov. Walker was hell bent on winning Iowa, pandering to locals, and trying to establish himself as the frontrunner for the GOP early on, in the process, neglecting his own state. And that presidential run showed him to be, as some GOP pundits delicately put it, "Kind of a Dumbass". While visiting London, Walker denied the science behind evolution. He found himself in the midst of being considered a Birther for saying in two separate campaign stops that he "wasn't sure if President Obama is a Christian", and that he could not confirm that "Barack Obama loves America". He tried claiming he could stop ISIS because he "stopped 100,000 union protesters back home", changed his stance on immigration no less than four times (claiming this wasn't flip-flopping because he never had cast a vote on the issue), denied that a woman's medical history regarding abortions should remain between her and her doctor, tried pretending that mandatory intra-vaginal ultrasounds were "a cool thing", refused to answer when asked if he thought being gay was a choice or not, sued the federal government for the right to drug test welfare recipients, and promised to bomb Iran on the first day of his presidency. To name just a few gaffes. As Gov. Walker began to see his lead in Iowa polls faltering, he thought he could energize his base the same way Donald Trump was, by attacking immigrants. As such, Walker started wavering on birthright citizenship, eventually saying he supported a repeal of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and then tried to one-up Trump by saying he wouldn't stop at a border wall along the U.S./Mexico border, that he would build one along the U.S. Canada border, as well. By the end of September 2016, Walker’s campaign had already folded its tents, and he returned to Wisconsin with record low approval ratings, after only 71 days on the campaign trail.

    Gov. Walker would then work to sign legislation to dissolve the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, a non-partisan panel of judges that guarantees government ethics, and fairness in elections out of spite because the GAB had previously investigated a myriad of wrongdoing by Walker. In March 2016 he nominated Rebecca Bradley to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which proved controversial since she once wrote opinion editorials at Marquette University (where Walker went to school) where she repeatedly called gay people "queers", and said that they deserved no sympathy for dying from AIDS. In one such column, Bradley wrote that it was “their misdirected compassion for the degenerates who basically commit suicide through their behavior.” Walker's nomination, once confirmed, got Bradley a 10 year term on the Court.

    And, while Walker may not have been on the ballot when the 2016 elections rolled around, he still got a few surprises in September and October of 2016. Like how The Guardian got a hold of the content of a lot of the John Doe Investigation into Walker’s staff using government e-mail for partisan purposes… in those e-mails, Walker staffers discuss their strategy to survive the recall effort against the governor… His main fundraiser, Kate Doner, laid out their plan as,

    Feeling like the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision was a bad idea yet? Well, guess what? That wasn’t all that The Guardian uncovered in all those e-mails. They also found written proof that while Scott Walker might try justifying all his voter suppression techniques as a way of “curtailing voter fraud”, his own people don’t believe it exists, know they’re claiming it’s “widespread” without proof, and know they’re just using it as an excuse to subvert our democracy so the outcome is they win:

    Walker loves to hear his own voice, though. He spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention after pretending he wasn’t going for months upon months, and threw red meat to the crowd by his assessment that Hillary Clinton “belongs in prison, but, y’know, without actually having a crime to throw her in for other than being a Democrat and a lady running for president. And that’s amazing, because while he feels Hillary should be behind bars, he’s got no problem with all the treasonous actions done by the Trump camapign by colluding with Russia. He’s attempted to downplay Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, claiming that their hacking the Democratic National Committee and into voter registration systems in 39 states is no worse than the Scottish Prime Minister giving an endorsement of Hillary Clinton. No s*** HE SAID THAT.

    Scott Walker's abysmal 2016 presidential run has left him vulnerable for a potential third term in 2018. He faced the humiliating political defeat of trying to prevent special elections in Wisconsin in 2018 after panicking after several upsets in traditionally Republican areas, he got on Twitter to panic in January, posting a “WAKE UP CALL” to his fellow members of the GOP. He then tried to drag his feet on holding special elections to replace elected officials until November, and was successfully sued by Wisconsin Democrats, with the judge ordering the state to carry them out. And lo and behold, Democrats did pull another upset on that ballot, to Walker’s chagrin.

    Walker’s approval ratings dropped into the 30s in polls, among the reasons not repairing the state's roads, suspending a program to pick up dead deer from the highways, instead leaving them to rot, and his attempt at running for president left him with a meager campaign war chest. What is certain, though, is Scott Walker, for being a man who talks so much about being part of the party of responsibility, accepts none for his own terrible leadership. Instead, he blamed his low approval ratings on "bad headlines" from the media, “unfairly” turning people against him. It also likely didn’t help that he was caught hanging around with Russian spy Maria Butina and members of the NRA, and tried using the “don’t know her” excuse when, ta da, there are photos.

    And ALL of that… is why in 2018, the Blue Wave came to Wisconsin, and still swept over all the voter suppression tactics of the Walker regime to take him out of office, with Democrat Tony Evers sending him packing by a margin of just under 30,000 votes. We’re not only going to give our “Good Riddance” send off to Scott Walker, but we’ll go ahead and give him a full, “Good Riddance, and don’t just f*** off, but keep f***ing off until you’re over the horizon, never to return” salute.
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    Showing that the UK wants Boris Johnson to be the /last/ PM of the UK, they've decided to go ahead with him as Prime minister.

    The UK is completely screwed.

    I think it very likely we see a second Scottish referendum and secession once Boris pushes through the worst possible deal and sells out the UK to American business interests in an effort to dismantle the NHS.
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