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Re: Sound The TRUMPets! A Thread for Presidential Pondering 2016-2020(?)
« Reply #7000 on: November 15, 2017, 08:23:53 PM »
Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits

"Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump's private businesses.

Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing taxpayers, but federal payroll records show the salaries of the government lawyers assigned to the cases range from about $133,000 to $185,000.

The government legal team is defending President Trump in four lawsuits stemming from his unusual decision not to divest himself from hundreds of his companies that are entangled with customers that include foreign governments and officials.

In the cases, Justice Department attorneys are not defending policy actions Trump took as president. Instead, the taxpayer-funded lawyers are making the case that it is not unconstitutional for the president's private companies to earn profits from foreign governments and officials while he's in office."

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« Reply #7001 on: November 15, 2017, 08:30:36 PM »
Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

"The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed to ABC News today."

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« Reply #7002 on: November 16, 2017, 05:12:50 AM »
He is accomplishing so much!
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« Reply #7004 on: November 16, 2017, 05:48:57 AM »
This is in the Washington Post, so the haters are already primed to hate.  But, here it is:

In North Carolina, some [El Tupé] voters have buyer’s remorse

Republican women who supported [El Presidente Tupé] in the swing state said during a focus group that they are embarrassed and exasperated by him.


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But I think that his language is unprofessional. He uses words like ‘sad’ and ‘bad.’ That’s first grade language.
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« Reply #7005 on: November 16, 2017, 06:20:14 AM »

     How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds

     Does the fungus promise the ants a middle class tax cut?
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« Reply #7006 on: November 16, 2017, 06:33:27 AM »
Cordray leaving CFPB.  Hopefully Trump pulls a Zinke here.  The Republicans should also take this opportunity to shift its funding from the Fed to standard appropriations, thus ensuring proper Congressional oversight.
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« Reply #7007 on: November 16, 2017, 08:41:39 AM »
The universe is change; life is opinion.   Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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« Reply #7010 on: November 17, 2017, 07:12:23 AM »

     Poles Cry for ‘Pure Blood’ Again

     TrumPutin isn't just about Russia and the U.S. The movement against democracy and for ethnic and religious nationalism is strong in Europe. The U.S. component has value for Putin for the usual reasons, he needs a big external threat, not a reset, to justify the permanent emergency. After that, though, Putin wants a free hand in Europe and mini-Putins on his flank.

     Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World

     It's probably a coincidence. Still, as Stalin once said about having a Jewish grandparent, you ought to think about it.
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« Reply #7011 on: November 17, 2017, 08:18:09 AM »

     Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World



Seen nutria in Herman Park in Houston.  Never thought about eating them:

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Another program executed by LDWF involves creating a market of nutria meat for human consumption, though it is still trying to gain public notice. Nutria is a very lean, protein-rich meat,[59] low in fat and cholesterol with the taste, texture, and appearance of rabbit or dark turkey meat.[35] Few pathogens are associated with the meat, but proper heating when cooking should kill them. The quality of the meat and the minimal harmful microorganisms associated with it make nutria meat an "excellent food product for export markets".[35]

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« Reply #7012 on: November 17, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
Clear to anyone who isn’t named Trump:

Putin Isn’t Interested in Helping America
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« Reply #7014 on: November 17, 2017, 09:33:49 AM »
Something about your reference to Jews when making a point about a headline about rats bothers me.

Just sayin' ...

     I oppose the fascists and their racial and religious purity. I'm attacking the people who think Jews, leftists, and others are rats. Stalin cynically exploited antisemitism the same way as fascists do. The "ought to think about it" bit is a good example of his sadistic sense of humor. I recommend a bio Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar.
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« Reply #7016 on: November 17, 2017, 11:12:03 AM »


     The thing about Dems handling the Franken matter is that they will, and from what it appears Franken is not going to get off easy, nor should he. I think he should resign, as an example to others who have done far worse things.
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« Reply #7017 on: November 17, 2017, 11:17:37 AM »

     The thing about Dems handling the Franken matter is that they will, and from what it appears Franken is not going to get off easy, nor should he. I think he should resign, as an example to others who have done far worse things.

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« Reply #7018 on: November 17, 2017, 04:01:13 PM »

     The thing about Dems handling the Franken matter is that they will, and from what it appears Franken is not going to get off easy, nor should he. I think he should resign, as an example to others who have done far worse things.

I am wondering what Franken did exactly. The forced kissing I know about, although, since Franken asked and received permission, this isn't quite right. If the victim's account is accurate, he certainly verbally harassed her and coerced her "cooperation" and then piggishly abused her acquiescence. The basis of the groping allegation, however, needs clarifying. The victim made the claim but also stated she had no awareness of it having happened until she saw the photo. Is there more than one photo? In the one I saw, Franken's hands are about a foot from the victim's breasts. It is clear he conspired to create a suggestive photo, at least, but who among those in a position to know, claims there was groping? I would want to ask the photographer.

Resignation seems like gross overkill to me, at least until the above questions are answered.
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« Reply #7019 on: November 17, 2017, 04:46:03 PM »
His boneheaded prank during his comedy years hardly seems comparable to the multiple charges made against the pussygrabber-in-chief.

Resignation as an example, besides being overkill, would only serve as an example if Republicans followed it - which none would. But Franken has already made an example to follow: instead of doubling down on denial and calling in the lawyers he's immediately admitted the mistake, made a heartfelt apology to the victim and been forgiven. 
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