Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 17 May 2018, 23:15

Here's what I don't get, the Dems in blue states that flipped. Do they really think that Haspel is really the tipping point that will keep a voter from leaving them?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Shem » 17 May 2018, 23:52

Mo wrote:
17 May 2018, 23:15
Here's what I don't get, the Dems in blue states that flipped. Do they really think that Haspel is really the tipping point that will keep a voter from leaving them?
Why burn a challenge on something** when it's not going to matter either way? They won't keep any votes, but it won't lose anyone either. Meanwhile press it and you give the "they're obstructionist" canard more ammo.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 18 May 2018, 00:01

Three Republicans voted against Haspel, so voting as a bloc would have won it. The only good thing about the Haspel nomination is that blocks Cotton from getting the job and he seems downright enthusiastic to torture.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Shem » 18 May 2018, 00:43

Bet the Republicans would've fallen in and voted for her had the Dems been stronger in their opposition. It was the knowledge that their vote wouldn't matter that made them willing to stick their neck out.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 18 May 2018, 14:11

Somewhere in America, a sadistic little girl who daydreams about becoming a professional torturer when she grows up is feeling VERY inspired today.

She can practice for her future profession by beating the soles of her babydolls' feet.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 18 May 2018, 14:20

Trump is pushing the USPS to retaliate against Amazon because Bezos owns WaPo.

If Obama did this the GOP would be drafting articles of impeachment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... ssion=true
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Highway » 18 May 2018, 14:48

The USPS knows that they're basically amazon's bitch now. Yeah, package rates are relatively cheap, but those are the rates that the USPS sets for packages. It's not a "subsidy", but that doesn't matter to president toddler.

Sure the USPS could raise rates, but they're in a bit of trouble if amazon decides "Yeah, we've got our own delivery service now". Especially if they raised the rates to try to gouge amazon, but now it drives both amazon and other business away.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 18 May 2018, 14:55

Highway wrote:
18 May 2018, 14:48
The USPS knows that they're basically amazon's bitch now. Yeah, package rates are relatively cheap, but those are the rates that the USPS sets for packages. It's not a "subsidy", but that doesn't matter to president toddler.

Sure the USPS could raise rates, but they're in a bit of trouble if amazon decides "Yeah, we've got our own delivery service now". Especially if they raised the rates to try to gouge amazon, but now it drives both amazon and other business away.
IOW, Trump can throw all the tantrums he wants, but Amazon's got USPS by the balls.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Shem » 18 May 2018, 15:08

Kinda. I mean, it's a mutually beneficial arrangement, actually. Hard to describe that as "having them by the balls" unless you view all commerce that way.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jake » 18 May 2018, 15:14

Shem wrote:
18 May 2018, 15:08
Kinda. I mean, it's a mutually beneficial arrangement, actually. Hard to describe that as "having them by the balls" unless you view all commerce that way.
It has them by the balls in a loving, mutually-enjoyable way.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Pham Nuwen » 18 May 2018, 15:56

Mutual ball loving for all?
Goddamn libertarian message board. Hugh Akston

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Painboy » 18 May 2018, 16:07

Pham Nuwen wrote:
18 May 2018, 15:56
Mutual ball loving for all?
Adam Smith couldn't have said it better.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jasper » 18 May 2018, 16:25

Shem wrote:
18 May 2018, 15:08
Kinda. I mean, it's a mutually beneficial arrangement, actually. Hard to describe that as "having them by the balls" unless you view all commerce that way.
So you've never met any progressives then?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 18 May 2018, 21:26

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but I do hope none of them dipped their balls in it.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Pham Nuwen » 18 May 2018, 23:22

You have a high bar there, kolohe
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 May 2018, 17:20

There's no little irony in the possibility that package delivery may end up being the service that saves an organization with a statutory monopoly on first class mail. (What actually constitutes "first class mail" is, by the way, an excellent example of the inanity of law.)

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 23 May 2018, 18:23

A judge ruled that Trump cannot block people on Twitter.

https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/ju ... users.html
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 23 May 2018, 19:18

Jennifer wrote:A judge ruled that Trump cannot block people on Twitter.

https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/ju ... users.html
So he can't stop me from tweeting this at him? Sweet!Image
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 23 May 2018, 19:24

To be fair, he can still mute people on Twitter -- he's not obligated to see or read what you post, nor should he be IMO -- but he can't block you so that you can't read his. (I know, as a practical matter, seeing tweets from someone who blocked you is a trivially easy matter--but I still think it would set a bad precedent if a president or any politico were allowed to do so.)
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 23 May 2018, 19:43

Jennifer wrote:
23 May 2018, 19:24
he's not obligated to see or read what you post, nor should he be IMO
I think he should be required by law to get the inside of his eyelid tattooed with whatever I want to tweet at him.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 24 May 2018, 13:36

I'm not sure who the constituency the Jack Johnson pardon is for. How about we work on people whose lives are currently being ruined. No one is going to buy that he's not racist because of this.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Kolohe » 24 May 2018, 14:51

It was for the Hollywood center right, like Stalone and Arnuld.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JasonL » 25 May 2018, 09:16

I would like a series of trump commemorative coins with various triumphs of his presidency - glowing orb, gardening with Macron, etc. - but the image used for trump is the Brandy Chastain bust image. If I can't have this I might be done with capitalism.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JD » 25 May 2018, 10:29

Mo wrote:
24 May 2018, 13:36
I'm not sure who the constituency the Jack Johnson pardon is for. How about we work on people whose lives are currently being ruined. No one is going to buy that he's not racist because of this.
True, perhaps, but my reaction when I read about it was "Holy crap, Trump actually did something right for once."
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 25 May 2018, 15:29

Last year federal officials managed to "lose" almost 1500 migrant children. No idea where any of them are.

http://www.startribune.com/the-latest-f ... 480986621/
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