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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #135 on: January 26, 2017, 06:08:49 pm »
I think Trump's victory should put to rest the lie that the Republican Party cares more about fiscal responsibility than it does about being racist.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #136 on: January 26, 2017, 07:12:20 pm »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/sanctuary-cities/

This is interesting because it shows:
1. An executive order can be wholly stupid and impractical and just sort of peter out.
2. This one doesn't exactly do what the label might have you believe.
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“I’m curious to see exactly what he does in terms of this defunding of sanctuary cities because it doesn’t make sense from a legal standpoint or a political standpoint,” Torrey said.

It seems more for show than anything else.

As for the wall, I find it incredibly hard to imagine the GOP passing $15+ billion dollar legislation. Even with the most ardent, fervent right-wing whako base, this party must balk at such a huge price tag.

I could definitely be wrong about that.

 

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2017, 07:25:31 pm »
Trump just purged the State Department

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/26/politics/top-state-department-officials-asked-to-leave-by-trump-administration/index.html?sr=fbCNN012617top-state-department-officials-asked-to-leave-by-trump-administration0635PMStoryLink&linkId=33814262

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Washington (CNN)Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to "clean house" at Foggy Bottom.

Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Joyce Anne Barr, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.

All four, career officers serving in positions appointed by the President, submitted letters of resignation per tradition at the beginning of a new administration.
The letters from the White House said that their resignations were accepted and they were thanked for their service.

The White House usually asks career officials in such positions to stay on for a few months until their successors are confirmed.

"Any implication that that these four people quit is wrong," one senior State Department official said. "These people are loyal to the secretary, the President and to the State Department. There is just not any attempt here to dis the President. People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house."

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #138 on: January 26, 2017, 08:21:15 pm »
That's what I get for hope.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2017, 08:53:40 pm »
So, Trump has said he is going to get America to pay for building the wall, and make Mexico reimburse it.

Mexico has said "lol no", and called off a meeting with Trump in protest.

Trump has said today that he will pass a 20% import tax on all Mexican goods to pay for the wall.  Presumably, none of his advisers have explained to him how this is, yet again, making Americans pay for the wall.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #140 on: January 26, 2017, 09:23:45 pm »
Some people have also mentioned that to pass such a tariff, the US would have to leave NAFTA

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #141 on: January 26, 2017, 10:10:04 pm »
It might also lead to leaner times for some Americans since:
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Such a tax would most affect the price of agricultural goods, as Mexico is the United States’s second-largest supplier of such imports, mostly including fresh vegetables and fruits, wine and beer, snack foods, and other processed goods.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #142 on: January 26, 2017, 10:13:07 pm »
3rd largest overall trade partner, so you can bet it would hit American exports as well, with retaliatory tariffs

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #143 on: January 26, 2017, 11:27:43 pm »
Alex Jones is claiming he's been given a White House press pass.  Just fucking kill me already.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/sandy-hook-truther-alex-jones-brags-his-infowars-conspiracy-site-cleared-to-attend-white-house-briefings/
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #144 on: January 26, 2017, 11:41:17 pm »
So, Trump has said he is going to get America to pay for building the wall, and make Mexico reimburse it.

Mexico has said "lol no", and called off a meeting with Trump in protest.

Trump has said today that he will pass a 20% import tax on all Mexican goods to pay for the wall.  Presumably, none of his advisers have explained to him how this is, yet again, making Americans pay for the wall.

This is basically how Phantom Menace started.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #145 on: January 26, 2017, 11:44:59 pm »
Uh oh....
http://www.salon.com/2016/11/18/dick-cheney-darth-vader-satan-that-is-power-steve-bannon-speaks-out-for-first-time-since-being-named-donald-trumps-top-white-house-adviser/

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2017, 12:30:52 am »
Shia LeBouef has been arrested for assaulting a second Neo-Nazi.

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/news-shia-labeouf-arrested-in-new-york-after-attacking-neo-nazi?utm_source=vicefbuk&utm_campaign=global

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Shia himself has been regularly appearing in the live-feed, but not without controversy. Three days ago he got into a confrontation with a man wearing a Nazi hat. In response, Shia shouted "he will not divide us" at him, as the neo-Nazi tried to hijack the camera, whilst chanting white supremacist slogans. Following a second altercation with a man who shouted "Hitler did nothing wrong", Shia has now been arrested and charged with assault and harassment. The live-stream showed Shia pushing the man away, before grabbing him by the scarf. Later Shia was shown being handcuffed and led away by New York City cops.

If Shia, the Badlands National Park Service and Teen Vogue end up leading the Resistance, I'm fucking quitting this reality.
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« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2017, 01:30:32 am »
Shia LeBouef has been arrested for assaulting a second Neo-Nazi.

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/news-shia-labeouf-arrested-in-new-york-after-attacking-neo-nazi?utm_source=vicefbuk&utm_campaign=global

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Shia himself has been regularly appearing in the live-feed, but not without controversy. Three days ago he got into a confrontation with a man wearing a Nazi hat. In response, Shia shouted "he will not divide us" at him, as the neo-Nazi tried to hijack the camera, whilst chanting white supremacist slogans. Following a second altercation with a man who shouted "Hitler did nothing wrong", Shia has now been arrested and charged with assault and harassment. The live-stream showed Shia pushing the man away, before grabbing him by the scarf. Later Shia was shown being handcuffed and led away by New York City cops.


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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2017, 03:56:32 am »
Chaffetz is introducing legislation to end the BLM and the Park Service.

On the face of it, this means all the national reserve land gets handed over to miners and loggers, just like the Bundys demanded.  I imagine Trump himself will put in a bid for the Grand Canyon.

But it also means that the Native American reservations will cease to exist, along with their right to semi-autonomy.  And along with what scraps of land they have left.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #149 on: January 27, 2017, 08:02:21 am »
With any luck he'll be assassinated soon enough. We just need to hope he keeeeps shitting on the intelligence services until they get off their asses and defend the country.
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