Orange is the new President

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Oct 2019, 18:34

Mo wrote:
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But they paid cash, like we’re some low rent version of the Hessians. If the Dems were smart, if any of those troops get anything more serious than a hangnail, you run ads about him/her paying the price so Trump could get money from the masterminds of 9/11.
I thought everyone above the local level gets money from the masterminds of 9/11. No?
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Oct 2019, 22:10

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 18:34
Mo wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 18:01
But they paid cash, like we’re some low rent version of the Hessians. If the Dems were smart, if any of those troops get anything more serious than a hangnail, you run ads about him/her paying the price so Trump could get money from the masterminds of 9/11.
I thought everyone above the local level gets money from the masterminds of 9/11. No?
Well sure but few of them get actual American blood for it.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Ellie » 16 Oct 2019, 13:51

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
The family of Harry Dunn, the British teenager who was killed in a road crash, met President Trump in the White House. But an unwelcome surprise was waiting for them in the next room: Anne Sacoolas, the suspect in the crash that killed their son.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/worl ... timesworld
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Post by Warren » 16 Oct 2019, 13:57

Ellie wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 13:51
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
The family of Harry Dunn, the British teenager who was killed in a road crash, met President Trump in the White House. But an unwelcome surprise was waiting for them in the next room: Anne Sacoolas, the suspect in the crash that killed their son.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/worl ... timesworld
Wow. Even for the Clown in Chief that's low. Is it like, the first time any of the yes-men he surrounds himself with fails to genuflect enthusiastically, he fires them on the spot? Cause someone, anyone, should have nixed that idea.
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Post by Mo » 16 Oct 2019, 15:15

Ellie wrote:Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
The family of Harry Dunn, the British teenager who was killed in a road crash, met President Trump in the White House. But an unwelcome surprise was waiting for them in the next room: Anne Sacoolas, the suspect in the crash that killed their son.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/worl ... timesworld
Now that diplomatic immunity is null and void, can the U.K. put an Interpol alert for her arrest? It would be interesting if her punishment ends up being that she’s now trapped in the US forever.
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EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩’s letter to #Erdogan. ⁦@POTUS⁩ warns him to not “be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!” Says he could destroy Turkey’s economy if #Syria is not resolved in a humane way. Details tonight at 8pm #TrishRegan #FoxBusiness
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Post by Warren » 16 Oct 2019, 19:33

Shem wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 19:23

EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩’s letter to #Erdogan. ⁦@POTUS⁩ warns him to not “be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!” Says he could destroy Turkey’s economy if #Syria is not resolved in a humane way. Details tonight at 8pm #TrishRegan #FoxBusiness
Ha! You got to hand it to him. He's got a real way with words.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 16 Oct 2019, 20:50

I'll call you later.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Oct 2019, 13:57

2020 G7 Summit will be held at (drumroll) a Trump Resort!
Next year's G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world's biggest economies will take place at President Trump's Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday.

"We used a lot of the same criteria used by past administrations," Mulvaney said. He later said it was almost as though the resort had been purpose-built for the event.
Mulvaney noted that Doral was Trump's suggestion that staff followed up on. He said "no" when asked if it was better to avoid the appearance of self-dealing, pointing repeatedly to potential cost savings. He said he would not share documents on the decision-making process.

Trump made his interest in holding the summit at Doral known in August, while attending this year's gathering in Biarritz, France.

"We haven't found anything that could even come close to competing with it," Trump told reporters. He mentioned the resort's proximity to Miami International Airport, abundant parking and private cabanas to host each country's delegation. "It's got tremendous acreage, many hundreds of acres, so we can handle whatever happens."
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Re: Orange is the new President

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Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 13:57
2020 G7 Summit will be held at (drumroll) a Trump Resort!
Next year's G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world's biggest economies will take place at President Trump's Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday.

"We used a lot of the same criteria used by past administrations," Mulvaney said. He later said it was almost as though the resort had been purpose-built for the event.
Mulvaney noted that Doral was Trump's suggestion that staff followed up on. He said "no" when asked if it was better to avoid the appearance of self-dealing, pointing repeatedly to potential cost savings. He said he would not share documents on the decision-making process.

Trump made his interest in holding the summit at Doral known in August, while attending this year's gathering in Biarritz, France.

"We haven't found anything that could even come close to competing with it," Trump told reporters. He mentioned the resort's proximity to Miami International Airport, abundant parking and private cabanas to host each country's delegation. "It's got tremendous acreage, many hundreds of acres, so we can handle whatever happens."
Fun thought: Trump gets impeached and convicted before the 2020 summit and President Pence hosts it at the Doral.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by lunchstealer » 17 Oct 2019, 16:55

Aresen wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 14:03
Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 13:57
2020 G7 Summit will be held at (drumroll) a Trump Resort!
Next year's G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world's biggest economies will take place at President Trump's Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday.

"We used a lot of the same criteria used by past administrations," Mulvaney said. He later said it was almost as though the resort had been purpose-built for the event.
Mulvaney noted that Doral was Trump's suggestion that staff followed up on. He said "no" when asked if it was better to avoid the appearance of self-dealing, pointing repeatedly to potential cost savings. He said he would not share documents on the decision-making process.

Trump made his interest in holding the summit at Doral known in August, while attending this year's gathering in Biarritz, France.

"We haven't found anything that could even come close to competing with it," Trump told reporters. He mentioned the resort's proximity to Miami International Airport, abundant parking and private cabanas to host each country's delegation. "It's got tremendous acreage, many hundreds of acres, so we can handle whatever happens."
Fun thought: Trump gets impeached and convicted before the 2020 summit and President Pence hosts it at the Doral.
President pence gets eaten to death by bedbugs. Pelosi becomes president. Nation just spontaneously combusts. Not because of a civil war, just everything catches fire.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 17 Oct 2019, 16:59

I would laugh if some world leader stayed at a nearby hotel and cabbed over, when asked why he just said, “Bret Stephens”
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 17 Oct 2019, 17:06

lunchstealer wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 16:55
President pence gets eaten to death by bedbugs
Pence will stay at the YMCA.
Nation just spontaneously combusts. Not because of a civil war, just everything catches fire.
It happens quite a lot; it's just not widely reported.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 17 Oct 2019, 17:33

thoreau wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 17:06
lunchstealer wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 16:55
President pence gets eaten to death by bedbugs
Pence will stay at the YMCA.
Nation just spontaneously combusts. Not because of a civil war, just everything catches fire.
It happens quite a lot; it's just not widely reported.
Spontaneous combustion is the probable reason there are so few Bigfoots left, but will the mainstream media report on it? NO!

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Post by Aresen » 17 Oct 2019, 18:31

The part I find most astounding is that Trump still has 42%+/- approval, and that number has barely moved in the last 2½ years.
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Post by Mo » 18 Oct 2019, 08:37

I guess Mattis finally found a reason to lift his "duty of silence" about the president. Responding to his childish insults.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... ar-enough/
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Post by thoreau » 18 Oct 2019, 10:38

Trump is stymieing efforts to rein in misconduct by SEALs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/us/e ... -seal.html
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by JD » 21 Oct 2019, 10:42

Vanity Fair has a pretty good article on some very profitable - suspiciously profitable - trades on futures contracts right before Trump's major announcements: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/10 ... aos-trades
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Post by Jadagul » 21 Oct 2019, 17:21

That article was debunked like a day after it got published, enough so that it's really concerning it hasn't been retracted.

Here's the CME statement: https://www.cmegroup.com/media-room/pre ... ticle.html

Matt Levine writes about it here under "Hanky Panky (2)": https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... an-nothing

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Post by Hugh Akston » 24 Oct 2019, 14:20

Donald Trump wrote:"And we are building a wall on the border of New Mexico, and we are building a wall in Colorado," he continued. "We are building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works, that you can't get over, you can't get under."
To be fair, if Trump vowed to build a wall on the border between Colorado and California, he'd win the state in a landslide.
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Post by Warren » 24 Oct 2019, 14:30

Hugh Akston wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 14:20
Donald Trump wrote:"And we are building a wall on the border of New Mexico, and we are building a wall in Colorado," he continued. "We are building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works, that you can't get over, you can't get under."
To be fair, if Trump vowed to build a wall on the border between Colorado and California, he'd win the state in a landslide.
Which state, Colorado or California?
Both?
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Post by Hugh Akston » 24 Oct 2019, 16:56

White House moves to halt Times, Post subscriptions
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has had it with The New York Times and The Washington Post. The White House is preparing to instruct federal agencies not to renew their subscriptions to the newspapers.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is describing the move as a cost-saving measure.

Grisham says “not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving for taxpayers — hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Trump is often critical of the two newspapers and said in a Fox News interview on Monday that “we don’t want” the Times in the White House anymore, and “we’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post.”

The White House plan was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

It’s unclear when the instructions will go to agencies.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Warren » 24 Oct 2019, 17:34

There's no reason to subscribe to newspapers. NYT is free and the WP can go fuck itself. There should be a policy of not allowing government agencies to subscribe to dead tree publications of any kind without a specific congressional line item.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 24 Oct 2019, 20:05

NYT will nag after enough articles if you don't have a subscription. But then, you can get a digital-only subscription. I imagine you can do the same thing with the WaPo, but...why?
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Post by Aresen » 27 Oct 2019, 17:09

I had no idea that 'Caliph' meant 'Number 3 Man':

Delta Force's A-Squadron kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The Washington Examiner is reliably informed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed to be killed by an operation of the A-Squadron of the Army's Delta Force.

Newsweek first reported the operation to kill Baghdadi in a post on Saturday. Asked about the operation, a trusted source told the Washington Examiner, "It's legitimate, A-Squadron, Delta." According to Newsweek, Baghdadi detonated a suicide belt when confronted by Delta operators just north of Jisr al-Shughur in northwestern Syria.

The White House says President Trump will make an important announcement on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Again, I am told he will announce Baghdadi's death.
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