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Old 03-18-2017, 10:17 AM
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The white house staff sees an article called trumps budget will fix America, has no idea it's satire, seems out our to recipients of wh newsletter.


http://mashable.com/2017/03/17/white...letter-satire/
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The white house staff sees an article called trumps budget will fix America, has no idea it's satire, seems out our to recipients of wh newsletter.


http://mashable.com/2017/03/17/white...letter-satire/
More like "didn't read past the headline".
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This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat. America has been weak and soft for too long. BUT HOW WILL I SURVIVE ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering. I AM A HUMAN CHILD, NOT A COSTLY FIGHTER JET. You may not survive, but that is because you are SOFT and WEAK, something this budget is designed to eliminate.
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Washington Post article (I could see it, but it may be blocked for some).

Synopsis: there are three small agencies — total spending about $175M/year — which provide services such as clean water, roads, and job retraining to impoverished areas such as Appalachia, the lower Mississippi delta, and far northern New England. Areas which, BTW, went strongly for Donald of Orange in the last election. Not only is their collective spending minuscule on the Federal scale, but one director claims to generate $8 in private investment for every agency dollar.

Quiz: How much do these agencies get in DoO's budget proposal? Hint: his budget director told MSNBC, “folks who voted for the president are getting exactly what they voted for.”

Disclaimer: I am not (financially) impoverished, nor am I from any of the affected areas, so technically I suppose my reaction could be classified as RO. But I'm a human being, and I like to think that carries some obligation to be mindful of my fellows, however much they may have voted this on themselves.
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The German Chancellor and the American President have a quiet word: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7LcQcmVoAAYcCP.jpg
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:39 PM
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OttodaFe, there's an excellent article in Forbes about how White lower-middle-class Americans (lots of Trump voters) don't like the welfare state, but because they've benefitted from "white socialism" -- benefits channeled through employers, and they had the jobs in the post-WW2 era (and are fooled into thinking many of these jobs will cone back). It helped me understand better why these folks SEEM to vote against their own interests:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisla.../#37b1692a186a
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During the campaign and even after being elected, Donald Trump has proved again and again that he's not going to change from being the same arrogant, corrupt, bullying, bigoted, misogynistic, unfiltered braggart with zero interest in wise public policy that that he's always been.

But what has he done to prove that on the day that you post here?
Actually Trump never pisses me off. He is EXACTLY as advertised. The only thing I get mad at is any moron who voted for him.
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And even if the other two guys in the lineup were Tito and Jermaine.
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"I'm President, and you're not" - Trump rolls out the Chevy Chase defense: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politi...ods/index.html
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You know, Chevy Chase is probably more physically representative of cheeto brain then Alec Baldwin is. And no one really likes him either. Maybe he should be back on SNL now that Baldwin seems tired of it all.
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Still has not tripped and fallen into the disguised Hell-Mouth in the sand trap on the 'back nine' at Mar-A-Lago. Only time will tell.
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Still has not tripped and fallen into the disguised Hell-Mouth in the sand trap on the 'back nine' at Mar-A-Lago. Only time will tell.
The Sarlacc does not want Trump in his stomach. Not for a day, not for a thousand years.

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The satirical article being resent by the White House itself proves one thing I've long contended: That righties have zero sense of irony.
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"I'm President, and you're not" - Trump rolls out the Chevy Chase defense: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politi...ods/index.html
Man, that was depressing.
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"I'm President, and you're not"
I'm not sure that I could Ever get Sean Spicer to say 'Neener-Neener'.

I'm not sure that I'd ever have enough money in my back pocket to bribe Melissa McCarthy to say 'Neener-Neener' on SNL.
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"A dead Russian in is a good Russian"... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...icial-has-died

Putin putting on gloves so death doesn't stick to him while Doofus Donnie goes down (soon, I hope.)

There was another dead Russian this week. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/europe...nenkov-killed/

This is not how I thought our country did elections, The back alley, or the Club or even "you give me this, we give you that" stuff had me rolling eyes. But death? I hope... really hope... that that is too much for all voters.

'O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!"
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/walterscot118003.html"
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"A dead Russian in is a good Russian"... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...icial-has-died

Putin putting on gloves so death doesn't stick to him while Doofus Donnie goes down (soon, I hope.)

There was another dead Russian this week. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/europe...nenkov-killed/

This is not how I thought our country did elections, The back alley, or the Club or even "you give me this, we give you that" stuff had me rolling eyes. But death? I hope... really hope... that that is too much for all voters.

'O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!"
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/walterscot118003.html"
Trump is really out of his depth here.

You know all those ridiculous claims that Trump is playing some sort of multi-dimensional chess? Well, he's really not but Putin probably is.....although it's the version of multi-dimensional chess where you steal the other guys pieces while he watches you take them, then claim you didn't take them ,then you produce a bunch of papers that say the chess pieces were always yours, then you have your opponent arrested for stealing YOUR chess pieces, then you throw him in jail then kill him....But there is still considerable strategy involved in knowing what pieces to steal, when to steal them and when to kill your opponent.

Putin outTrumps Trump by orders of magnitude. Although he isnt legitimate enough to make the Forbes list, the LOWEST estimate of his wealth that I've seen is 40 billion, over 10x that of Trump- other estimates put it as high as 200 billion, well of twice that of Bill Gates. Putins largest mansion (out of 20) is worth 1 billion dollars.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...th-report-says

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putin's_Palace

If you have time read the Wiki article to get an idea of how Putin works. The mansion was built with money diverted from a private-public heath care initiative partnership in a rather blatant but untouchable manner. And everything in Russia works like this. It's not so much a country as it is a crime syndicate with its own police force and court system.

Putin is 10x better than Trump at keeping people off-balance and creating his own truth. And Trump's cojones are shriveled little peas compared to Putins.

Does anyone remember this story? Back in 2005 NE Patriots owner Robert Kraft was visiting Russia and met Putin. Kraft was showing off his Super Bowl ring and handed it to Putin. Putin admired it ("I could kill someone with this"). Kraft held out his han to take the ring back, Putin put it in his pocket and walked out with his KBG guards.
Kraft never saw the ring again and was later pressured by the White House to issue a statement saying he gave it to Putin. 8 years later he told the truth.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/pa...per-bowl-ring/

It really doesn't matter if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to throw the election. You're dealing with TRUMP and PUTIN, for gods sake. "Truth" doesn't figure into the equation at all. His staff was disorganized and unartful and allowed the Russians to put them in a compromising position. I mean, it's not like Trump was stupid enough to go on national TV and ask the Russians to commit crimes to help him win...oh, wait, he actually DID do that.

But the Trumpsters played their hands badly and now Putin holds all the cards ( to change the game metaphor). Now Putin can release or leak evidence of Trump collusion if he wants to ( it doesn't matter whether the evidence is real or not, we are in a post-truth situation). 2 months in and Putin owns him ( and us ). It's rather depressing in an existential way.

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Today I am very happy with "I alone can fix the nation's health care system" Trump.

Oh yeah, and Obamcare is "exploding".
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Republicans write a bill to repeal Obamacare. Republicans introduce it. Republicans can't get enough votes in a House in which they hold a majority. Republicans pull the bill.

So of course it's the Democrats' fault!: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politi...est/index.html
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Republicans write a bill to repeal Obamacare. Republicans introduce it. Republicans can't get enough votes in a House in which they hold a majority. Republicans pull the bill.

So of course it's the Democrats' fault!: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politi...est/index.html
Right, I guess he missed the point about the Democrats being opposed to his efforts to repeal the ACA. If he expected their support, he's dumber than I thought.
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Well, Pelosi owns Obamacare now. Which she has for--what is it?--seven years. No need for a title change down at the DMV.
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Well, Pelosi owns Obamacare now. Which she has for--what is it?--seven years. No need for a title change down at the DMV.
I actually heard a commentator today say just the opposite: the Republican party is now responsible for health care in America. They had their chance and this is what we got.
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you know if I was the uk queen I would use the bbc to put a royal foot up his ass concering defunding PBS in the form of a royal trust donation there by keeping the tradition of excellent bbc series on American tv since were too poor or stupid to pay for it our selves

And id make damn sure I did it by having it announced on every show on every channel that it was funded by liz and the bbc like they do the foundation in that wonderful snotty british way .......

Although I must say johnny carson left the kid shows on pbs a serious bundle cause they list his foundation as a donor on almost al of them
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Today I am very happy with "I alone can fix the nation's health care system" Trump.

Oh yeah, and Obamcare is "exploding".
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If something simultaneously implodes and explodes, won't that rip a hole in the very fabric of the space-time continuum?
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No, after it explodes it starts twirling towards freedom.
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You are right standingwave. Here is a sample. Reason #5 is especially entertaining.
Those guys make Franco's censors look good. At least they had the bollocks to call themselves "censors" and didn't claim to be "improving art" with their work (not even when it managed to cause hilariously wrong results, which it sometimes did).

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Trump is going to let people go hungry to build his fucking wall to keep immigrants out and 2 of this wives are immigrants and so was his grandfather ! We should build a wall around the White House to keep Trump out!
And his mother, the Scottish Batvillain with the shellacked hair.
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If something simultaneously implodes and explodes, won't that rip a hole in the very fabric of the space-time continuum?
I was thinking the same thing cochrane when I heard Bat Shit For Brains utter those words. What a fuck'in uncultured heathen.
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I was thinking the same thing cochrane when I heard Bat Shit For Brains utter those words. What a fuck'in uncultured heathen.
Gold-plated everything isn't cultured?

Who knew?

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An excellent Politico article on how Trump and Ryan botched Obamacare repeal: http://www.politico.com/magazine/sto...e-trump-214947
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People, if you are getting mad because you think the Handmaid's Tale is about your boy Trump... maybe rethink what your boy Trump is doing.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/24/the-ha...trump-6532266/

" anti trump propaganda " - ha!
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I didn't want to start another Trump thread so I'm going to post here, even though Trump hasn't pissed me off today. In fact, I'm still tickled about the health care debacle.

And as I read the details I realized something.

Trump is a lousy negotiator. Horrible.

I'm starting to think his children make all his deals in advance, then pay the client extra to sit at a table and let Daddy come in and do his incomprehensible negotiation routine.

First, to negotiate you have to know your product. And you have to have a clearly defined goal - not " to get 52 votes" or " to get to yes" or "to pass the bill". OK, this wasn't the slam dunk it should have been. You actually had two factions at the table. The goal should have been to give a steep financial cut to the Freedom Caucus while finding a warm and fuzzy but value neutral or really cheap offset to the moderate Republicans. That's no guarantee that you'll get to yes but you need a roadmap to get there.

But you have to know your product to know where the concessions are hidden. The bill was impossible to parse and he probably didn't have the humility or patience to request a detailed line by line briefing.

But the ineptness aside, he made two serious mistakes. He let his nasty thin skinned vindictiveness get the better of him with Mark Meadows and he made a "joking" threat, ruining any chance he had of getting Meadows vote. And hecallowed that unholy lifelike embodiment of his butthole, Steve Bannon to play the bully and try to push his way to yes.

But the ineptitude is astounding considering that was supposed to be his primary strength.
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The bastard is still breathing. That's enough to piss me off.
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My thoughts, as he spoke today. Warning, salty language...
Hey, Mr. so called president.
Other than that, have a nice day

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And hecallowed that unholy lifelike embodiment of his butthole, Steve Bannon to play the bully and try to push his way to yes.

The Congressmen were there ready to hear the elected Leader give them a reason or excuse to go along. Instead some glorified hired spear-carrier tells them "you're gonna do this because we say you're gonna do it, or else".
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Oh Goodie! I was worried there for a minute. A new Republican administration without a war. But here we go:

Trump says U.S. is ready to act without China's help on North Korea.

Ya think it could go nuclear? You do have sunscreen, yes?
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I'm sure Japan is happy to hear Trump threatening war with Korea.
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Then you would be wrong. Both the Republic of Korea and Japan are US allies; both know what a shooting war with the DPRK would mean for each country.
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Then you would be wrong. Both the Republic of Korea and Japan are US allies; both know what a shooting war with the DPRK would mean for each country.
whoosh?
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I didn't want to start another Trump thread so I'm going to post here, even though Trump hasn't pissed me off today. In fact, I'm still tickled about the health care debacle.

And as I read the details I realized something.

Trump is a lousy negotiator. Horrible.

I'm starting to think his children make all his deals in advance, then pay the client extra to sit at a table and let Daddy come in and do his incomprehensible negotiation routine.

First, to negotiate you have to know your product. And you have to have a clearly defined goal - not " to get 52 votes" or " to get to yes" or "to pass the bill". OK, this wasn't the slam dunk it should have been. You actually had two factions at the table. The goal should have been to give a steep financial cut to the Freedom Caucus while finding a warm and fuzzy but value neutral or really cheap offset to the moderate Republicans. That's no guarantee that you'll get to yes but you need a roadmap to get there.

But you have to know your product to know where the concessions are hidden. The bill was impossible to parse and he probably didn't have the humility or patience to request a detailed line by line briefing.

But the ineptness aside, he made two serious mistakes. He let his nasty thin skinned vindictiveness get the better of him with Mark Meadows and he made a "joking" threat, ruining any chance he had of getting Meadows vote. And hecallowed that unholy lifelike embodiment of his butthole, Steve Bannon to play the bully and try to push his way to yes.

But the ineptitude is astounding considering that was supposed to be his primary strength.
In fairness, there was no way out of this box.

For years the GOP have talked about repeal and replace, but have been very cagey about the replace part, since the "limited government" side and the "I don't want to piss off my constituents who have gotten used to health coverage" side were never going to see eye to eye.

Into that wades Trump with promises to cut costs, without cutting coverage, and without the personal mandate, and of course that that it will be oh, so simple. A planet-sized cherry on top of the moon on a stick.

There was no way to negotiate his way out of that mess.

I just wish we could actually see all the panic and frustration, instead of merely infering it at this point.
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In fairness, there was no way out of this box.

For years the GOP have talked about repeal and replace, but have been very cagey about the replace part, since the "limited government" side and the "I don't want to piss off my constituents who have gotten used to health coverage" side were never going to see eye to eye.

Into that wades Trump with promises to cut costs, without cutting coverage, and without the personal mandate, and of course that that it will be oh, so simple. A planet-sized cherry on top of the moon on a stick.

There was no way to negotiate his way out of that mess.

I just wish we could actually see all the panic and frustration, instead of merely infering it at this point.
I don't recall the republicans talking about replace until it looked like they were going to win everything. All I recall hearing is repeal, repeal, repeal.
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The dog caught the car. Teeth firmly planted in the right rear tire. And around and around goes Spot! See Spot Go! Round and round and round!
Colbert explained the situation as the dog, having finally caught the car, has to drive it.

Unfortunately, we're riding in the back seat....
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In fairness, there was no way out of this box.

For years the GOP have talked about repeal and replace, but have been very cagey about the replace part, since the "limited government" side and the "I don't want to piss off my constituents who have gotten used to health coverage" side were never going to see eye to eye.

Into that wades Trump with promises to cut costs, without cutting coverage, and without the personal mandate, and of course that that it will be oh, so simple. A planet-sized cherry on top of the moon on a stick.

There was no way to negotiate his way out of that mess.

I just wish we could actually see all the panic and frustration, instead of merely infering it at this point.
Really, there's nowhere for republicans to go on healthcare.

They have two options: argue that we should go back to before obamacare, and that the government should not help ensure that people can get health care; or find a solution to the left of Obamacare. Neither is an option for them - the latter fundamentally betrays their guiding philosophy for the last 8 years; the former is, as we firmly established with the AHCA, political suicide. This is what happens when you spend 8 years lying about your position.
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Eh, any official WH photo of FLOTUS (why should there BE an "official WH photo of FLOTUS" at all is a different story) is essentially a publicity shot. I'll give her a break on that. And it may have been the Combover In Chief who chose this, anyway.
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In an effort to undo every positive accomplishment of his predecessor, Trump puts all police reform on hold until he can "review" it to make sure that it doesn't "work against the Trump administration’s goals of promoting officer safety and morale while fighting violent crime."

Training police officers to understand that not all black people should be assumed to be criminals, or that it is better to try to deescalate a situation rather than come in guns blazing, might annoy some of them who just want to keep doing things like they always were, and so we can't possibly have that.

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In an effort to undo every positive accomplishment of his predecessor....
I think it is literally true that the only things Trump has accomplished is un-doing Obama's work. He has contributed zero zip nada zilch bupkis of his own initiatives.
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I think it is literally true that the only things Trump has accomplished is un-doing Obama's work. He has contributed zero zip nada zilch bupkis of his own initiatives.
And his incompetence is pretty much his only saving grace.
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