Trump's New Year Message

Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

April 9th, 2018, 2:12 pm #2781

Oh - and there's this for you Chumpian Saps:

The new U.S. normal of $1 trillion or more annual federal budget deficits will officially begin this week when the Congressional Budget Office releases its economic and budget outlook report showing that the deficit will be at least that high every year Donald Trump is president.

Although there have been private sector projections for months (including my post from last October) that the government's red ink will hit and exceed a trillion dollars for years to come, this will be the first report by Congress's official budget watchdog since last year's big tax cut and this year's spending deal were enacted that will show the deficit rising precipitously and staying at that very high level through the next ten years.
- Forbes
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April 9th, 2018, 8:03 pm #2782

The President is very upset this evening. And incoherent.

It feels like something big is about to happen.
Somebody is going to get bombed, or fired, or both, any minute maybe.
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April 9th, 2018, 8:51 pm #2783

He's always incoherent, even when not upset.  But he has plenty to be upset about.
Possibility A: He is upset about Mueller raiding his lawyer's office.
So Sessions says DON'T DO IT - so his fires Sessions and then fires Mueller.
Possibility B: He is upset about Syria.
So Mattis says DON'T DO IT - so he fires Mattis and then bombs Syria (or Iran or Russia or North Korea or Afghanistan or wherever. It's nice to have a choice.)
In either case, Kelly says DON'T DO IT - so he fires Kelly and does it anyway.

Not taking any bets.
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April 10th, 2018, 2:19 pm #2784

Lately, the news reminds me of my favorite TV of all time.
Warm Spring afternoons with good old Sam Ervin.
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45 Years Ago...
April 6, 1973: White House counsel John Dean
begins cooperating with federal Watergate prosecutors.
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Since the Feds busted in on the Presidents personal attorney
20 hours ago, things have had a really nostalgic feel to them!

The phrase "Saturday Night Massacre" is being thrown around a lot.



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p.s.
Most startling of all is the fact that in the week before his resignation, Nixon’s inability to efficiently or appropriately wield executive power had dwindled so far that Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger urged General George S. Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to not take military orders directly from the President. In an attempt to save the country from any extra-constitutional power grab by a desperate President, the military chain-of-command took the extra-constitutional step of removing the President from the loop.
--Anthony Bergen   "What Have I Done?": The Final Hours of Richard Nixon's Presidency
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April 10th, 2018, 2:50 pm #2785

The moron in chief use the same words and phrases
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April 10th, 2018, 3:03 pm #2786

Zuckerberg read his statement and is getting grilled now at the joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.
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April 10th, 2018, 3:45 pm #2787

Senator Leahy of Vermont asking Zuckerberg about the role hate speech on Facebook (and their failure to identify and take it down at a good speed) has played in inciting violence against some groups.
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April 10th, 2018, 4:15 pm #2788

This is so interesting.  Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) is in the building! He pointed to  Zuckerberg's history of doing apology tours while not devoting adequate resources to privacy protection. He had spoken with company employees.
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April 11th, 2018, 9:08 am #2789

BaNG!

Ryan won't run for reelection

woo f'ing hoo

the Republican implosion accelerates
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April 11th, 2018, 9:38 am #2790

He never wanted the job.  He got into it by mistake when Boehner left.
Do you think he's going to run for governor?  Walker is running for a third term, and the polls say that he is hated so much that he might well lose.   Republican voters might heave a sigh of relief and choose Ryan.

peregrine
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April 11th, 2018, 9:41 am #2791

I think he is too tainted by the orange one

Every campaign ad by his opponents will be just  a picture of trump with the words 'He failed to stop him'
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April 11th, 2018, 10:11 am #2792

 Oh, I wasn't predicting that Ryan would win in November.  But it would be so much more fun if Walker would lose in the Republican primary.  -- peregrine
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April 11th, 2018, 7:12 pm #2793

What a disappointing 15 months this has been for our country.  However one point that gives me great hope are the people who have risen up.  I have never met more people in one year of my life (even more than during the Bernie campaign which was amazing) who are part of my tribe.  Really most everyone's tribe.  All ages and genders, showing up.
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April 11th, 2018, 8:07 pm #2794

Creepy Ryan is up to something.  Three possibilities...(1) going to run for Governor or Prez, (2) about to be indicted for serious crime(s),  (3) has guarantee of making a lot more money from those who he has enriched if he is not in Congress.
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April 11th, 2018, 10:02 pm #2795

Although I don't have a strong opinion of Ryan, I kind of feel bad for him. A while back, a friend said "he feels like hes running a daycare center." If he's really leaving to spend more time with his kids, good for him.
They were speculating on Fox today that he might go into the Private Sector and possibly run in 2024. Who the hell knows!
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April 11th, 2018, 10:31 pm #2796

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April 12th, 2018, 10:58 am #2797

Yesterday he was telling Syria that "the missiles are on the way!!"
Today he is saying that he never said when the attack would happen and maybe it will be never.  He is a master at twisting his own words.

Who do you think got at him and told him it was a bad idea?  Kelly ? Pompeo ? Putin ?
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April 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm #2798

peregrine wrote: Yesterday he was telling Syria that "the missiles are on the way!!"
Today he is saying that he never said when the attack would happen and maybe it will be never.  He is a master at twisting his own words.

Who do you think got at him and told him it was a bad idea?  Kelly ? Pompeo ? Putin ?
my guess was BI, FC or Karly..........
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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April 12th, 2018, 1:40 pm #2799

          A twitter reflection on missiles.
  

         Get ready Russia,
         because they will be coming
         nice and new and “smart!”

                                   -- d j t
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April 12th, 2018, 2:05 pm #2800

NightStalker wrote:
peregrine wrote: Yesterday he was telling Syria that "the missiles are on the way!!"
Today he is saying that he never said when the attack would happen and maybe it will be never.  He is a master at twisting his own words.

Who do you think got at him and told him it was a bad idea?  Kelly ? Pompeo ? Putin ?
my guess was BI, FC or Karly..........
😂😆😂
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