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#1321 Nanker

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:58 AM

We'll, he did get a Nobel Peace Prize by not being George Bush. So he did have that glint for him. :wacko:

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:56 AM

When Obama’s first attorney general, Eric Holder Jr., launched an ambitious plan to reform the criminal-justice system, it was the U.S. attorneys on the ground who were in charge of carrying out his plan to stop charging low-level nonviolent drug offenders with offenses that imposed severe mandatory sentences. Now, Sessions is taking steps toward reversing that policy - without his top prosecutors nominated or confirmed.

 

http://buffalonews.c...ice-department/

Because there just isn't enough people in jail. These guys are scum 


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:24 PM

May 9th, Ladies and Gentleman................

 

 

 

Senate Confirms FDA Chief
The Hill ^ 

 

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

Gottlieb, a former FDA director and deputy commissioner under former President George W. Bush, was confirmed in a 57-42 vote. He will replace Robert Califf, the acting FDA chief who was appointed last year by former President Barack Obama.

 

“As a practicing physician with a wealth of policy experience, Dr. Gottlieb has the necessary qualifications to lead the FDA at this critical time,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday on the Senate floor.



#1324 B-Man

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:33 AM

Sessions’ office releases memo to all 94 US attorneys calling for reversal of Holder-era policy
by Jake Gibson

 

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#1325 Gary M

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:38 AM

 

Because there just isn't enough people criminals in jail. These guys are scum 

 

 

fixed it.

 

So reduce prison population by selectively enforcing laws rather that change the laws that make them criminals or by reducing the actual activity.

 

Not sure you even understand how dumb that is.



#1326 ALF

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:07 PM

 

Because there just isn't enough people in jail. These guys are scum 

 

 

No problem, just raise taxes on the rich to pay for more guards and prisons . Then it won't happen.



#1327 grinreaper

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

No problem, just raise taxes on the rich to pay for more guards and prisons . Then it won't happen.


That's some pretty !@#$ed up thinking. Just like at home, don't have a ton of rules but make sure that the ones you have are absolutely adhered to. The laws that we have must be followed or there must be consequences.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

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#1329 grinreaper

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:34 AM

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You've posted several of these with just a period. Are you trying to tell us something?

#1330 Nanker

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:05 AM

You've posted several of these with just a period. Are you trying to tell us something?

It's that time of the month? :unsure:



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

Deconstructing The Imperial Presidency
 by Timothy Philen

 

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FTA:

 

We need to contain our critiques to the president’s agenda and stop wringing our hands every time he issues an angry tweet, or misremembers a high school history or civics lesson. These are trivial offenses and ultimately inconsequential — unless, of course, you believe that Joe Biden’s revelation that FDR went on television to break the news of the stock market crash of 1929 should disqualify him from being commander-in-chief.

 

That said, it’s still unsettling, even for Trump supporters, when he acts out the boor and braggart most of us keep well hidden beneath our mantles of social respectability and educational erudition.

 

It’s also exhausting. One minute he’s the deliberative Wharton School graduate and cool, calculating businessman. The next minute he’s “Costanza Unchained,” brimming with unformed, ill-formed and uninformed notions worthy of Jerry Seinfeld’s lovably flawed sidekick — a cauldron of competing instincts and ideas that boil over any ideological kettle that tries to contain them.

 

{snip}

 

Still, like Jason Alexander’s classic character, Trump’s success came from being “the opposite” of every presidential candidate in 2016. So don’t expect his incendiary style — which keeps the media spotlight on his agenda — to gentrify over time. Ever since President Obama leveled a barrage of insulting jokes at him at the Radio and Television Correspondent’s Dinner in 2011, Donald Trump has been at war with Washington. And he’s won every battle.

 

He seceded from the union of politics and politesse, recruited an army of aggrieved soldiers, and delivered not only the greatest upset in presidential history, but a Shermanesque ransacking of the Democratic Party as well — a party so incorrigibly tone-deaf, they’re actually entertaining Hillary Clinton’s offer to sign on again as Joan of Arc, with her new “Onward Together” super PAC leading “La Resistance” to Trump.

 

And, if we can get beyond the fact that the bar of the imperial presidency has been completely removed, we can also believe that substantial political progress is possible with Donald Trump, even for Progressives. That’s because he’s unencumbered by ideology, he’s a deal maker at heart, and he has a consuming need to be loved, respected and seen as a winner.

 

George Costanza might think this is a presidency “about nothing,” but I think there’s something here — something for everyone on both sides of the aisle: a chance for real and productive compromise.

 

That will depend, however, on whether the Democrats can get over their hatred of this businessman president, and get on with the business of governing.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:37 PM

On the heels of Trump giving the Russians top secret information comes another foreign policy gaffe from the gang who can't shoot straight:

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. That distinction — Jerusalem, not Israel — reflects the U.S. position that the city’s fate is an issue for Israelis and Palestinians to work out through future peace negotiations.

 

Haley’s comments attracted particular attention because they came in the wake of a diplomatic dust-up between American and Israeli officials over planning for President Donald Trump’s trip next week to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jerusalem. Israel complained that a U.S. representative rejected allowing Israel’s prime minister to join Trump for a visit to the Western Wall because it isn’t in Israeli territory. The White House disputed the account. The wall is in the Old City, a part of east Jerusalem, which the U.S. and most of the world consider to be occupied territory.

 

A look at what Haley said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network airing Wednesday:

 

HALEY: “I don’t know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we’ve always seen it and that’s how we should pursue it.” She said she wasn’t sure what happened in the dispute over Trump’s trip, adding: “I know that they’re trying to fix it and get that taken care of, but we’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”

 

THE FACTS: Haley initially appeared to be voicing her personal view about the wall, but that’s a distinction ambassadors don’t get to make. As the nation’s envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of U.S. policy. That policy, that “the Western Wall is in Jerusalem,” hasn’t changed, a State Department official said following Haley’s comments. Since Israel’s founding, the U.S. has maintained that “no state has sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem” and that it’s a “final status” issue that must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation, the official said.

 

https://www.apnews.c...l-is-in-Israel?



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:24 PM

 

On the heels of Trump giving the Russians top secret information comes another foreign policy gaffe from the gang who can't shoot straight:

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. That distinction — Jerusalem, not Israel — reflects the U.S. position that the city’s fate is an issue for Israelis and Palestinians to work out through future peace negotiations.

 

Haley’s comments attracted particular attention because they came in the wake of a diplomatic dust-up between American and Israeli officials over planning for President Donald Trump’s trip next week to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jerusalem. Israel complained that a U.S. representative rejected allowing Israel’s prime minister to join Trump for a visit to the Western Wall because it isn’t in Israeli territory. The White House disputed the account. The wall is in the Old City, a part of east Jerusalem, which the U.S. and most of the world consider to be occupied territory.

 

A look at what Haley said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network airing Wednesday:

 

HALEY: “I don’t know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we’ve always seen it and that’s how we should pursue it.” She said she wasn’t sure what happened in the dispute over Trump’s trip, adding: “I know that they’re trying to fix it and get that taken care of, but we’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”

 

THE FACTS: Haley initially appeared to be voicing her personal view about the wall, but that’s a distinction ambassadors don’t get to make. As the nation’s envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of U.S. policy. That policy, that “the Western Wall is in Jerusalem,” hasn’t changed, a State Department official said following Haley’s comments. Since Israel’s founding, the U.S. has maintained that “no state has sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem” and that it’s a “final status” issue that must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation, the official said.

 

https://www.apnews.c...l-is-in-Israel?

 

 

They're making the Bush run-up to Iraq look coherent and organized.   :wallbash:



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

An article n the Seattle Times says that kimberly guilfoyle may become the next Sean Spicer. I wanted Katrina Pierson, but this could be fun too.

#1335 Benjamin Franklin

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:12 PM

 
They're making the Bush run-up to Iraq look coherent and organized.   :wallbash:


It's just her opinion. What's the big deal?

https://youtu.be/XkADiJCYS2k

An article n the Seattle Times says that kimberly guilfoyle may become the next Sean Spicer. I wanted Katrina Pierson, but this could be fun too.


There can't be a less desirable job on earth than to be Trump's press secretary.

#1336 PastaJoe

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:22 PM

It's just her opinion. What's the big deal?


"As the nations envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of U.S. policy."

#1337 Benjamin Franklin

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:27 PM

"As the nations envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of U.S. policy."


Check your sarcasm detector setting.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

Most American administration praise the fact people can protest. Shows what they want here 

 

http://thehill.com/h...ng-trumps-saudi

 

“There was not a single hint of a protestor anywhere there during the whole time we were there,” Ross said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Not one guy with a bad placard.”

Host Rebcca Quick noted that the Saudi Arabian government did not allow political protests.

 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:50 AM

Most American administration praise the fact people can protest. Shows what they want here 
 
http://thehill.com/h...ng-trumps-saudi
 


So if I point out there are no drunk people in a certain area shows that I want to do away with alcohol? You sure do an awful lot of insinuating.

#1340 Tiberius

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

So if I point out there are no drunk people in a certain area shows that I want to do away with alcohol? You sure do an awful lot of insinuating.

Praising anything anti-democratic a dictatorship is doing wrong, but you are ok with it because R