America: The Trump Era

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Postby misterx on Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 am

Don't be sorry son. Your loss.

Wonder how Acosta would know this?

A mole? The vetting team told him? Deep State tip-off? Tea leaves or Tarot? Communication with spirits?
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Postby Woo5lscott on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Sounds like more made up stuff to make a headline
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Postby fredo on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:27 pm

In ignore the obvious world, it does.
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Postby bubbie on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Look, Gorkie, Trump has been a Russian agent since 1986-87! NY Mag uncovered the whole old new groundbreaking theory:

Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.
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Postby misterx on Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:12 am

bubbie wrote:Look, Gorkie, Trump has been a Russian agent since 1986-87! NY Mag uncovered the whole old new groundbreaking theory:

Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.


Is that an ObviousWorld article fredo, or do I ignore it??

#confused
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Postby finneganm on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:27 am

misterx wrote:#confused

#obviously
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Postby gorkie on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:05 pm

bubbie wrote:Look, Gorkie, Trump has been a Russian agent since 1986-87! NY Mag uncovered the whole old new groundbreaking theory:

Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.


Congratulations on being a little more open about being a little less ignorant!
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Postby gorkie on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:11 pm

mtarail wrote:Sorry X, but you're blocked from my feed!

Acosta from CNN is reporting that Trump's SC nominee vetting team looked specifically at Kavanaugh's opinions on indicting a president.


That's because at this point Dump is a very frightened, heaping pile of shite.

But my guess is that Dump will not even be alive more than a few more years. I think he has dug himself a hole he cannot get out of.
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Postby finneganm on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:24 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opin ... nfirm.html

I tend to agree with Mr. Stephens on this issue. He’s fine.
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Postby desch on Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 pm

finneganm wrote:
misterx wrote:#confused

#obviously

#abouteverything
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Postby Devours on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:36 pm

The resilience and intelligence of Peter Strzok is impressive. He is fearless under the most obnoxious and juvenile questions from certain members of the House. Most of my answers would be a well mannered and stoic 'drymount you'.
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Postby mobius006 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Devours wrote:The resilience and intelligence of Peter Strzok is impressive. He is fearless under the most obnoxious and juvenile questions from certain members of the House. Most of my answers would be a well mannered and stoic 'drymount you'.


He has been AMAZING all day.
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Postby gorkie on Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:35 pm

Long, but a truly brilliant article.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.


https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... cy/559130/

The 2016 presidential election marked a decisive moment in the history of resentment in the United States. In the person of Donald Trump, resentment entered the White House. It rode in on the back of an alliance between a tiny subset of super-wealthy 0.1 percenters (not all of them necessarily American) and a large number of 90 percenters who stand for pretty much everything the 9.9 percent are not.
According to exit polls by CNN and Pew, Trump won white voters by about 20 percent. But these weren’t just any old whites (though they were old, too). The first thing to know about the substantial majority of them is that they weren’t the winners in the new economy. To be sure, for the most part they weren’t poor either. But they did have reason to feel judged by the market—and found wanting. The counties that supported Hillary Clinton represented an astonishing 64 percent of the GDP, while Trump counties accounted for a mere 36 percent. Aaron Terrazas, a senior economist at Zillow, found that the median home value in Clinton counties was $250,000, while the median in Trump counties was $154,000. When you adjust for inflation, Clinton counties enjoyed real-estate price appreciation of 27 percent from January 2000 to October 2016; Trump counties got only a 6 percent bump.
The residents of Trump country were also the losers in the war on human health. According to Shannon Monnat, an associate professor of sociology at Syracuse, the Rust Belt counties that put the anti-government-health-care candidate over the top were those that lost the most people in recent years to deaths of despair—those due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide. To make all of America as great as Trump country, you would have to torch about a quarter of total GDP, wipe a similar proportion of the nation’s housing stock into the sea, and lose a few years in life expectancy. There’s a reason why one of Trump’s favorite words is unfair. That’s the only word resentment wants to hear.
Even so, the distinguishing feature of Trump’s (white) voters wasn’t their income but their education, or lack thereof. Pew’s latest analysis indicates that Trump lost college-educated white voters by a humiliating 17 percent margin. But he got revenge with non-college-educated whites, whom he captured by a stomping 36 percent margin. According to an analysis by Nate Silver, the 50 most educated counties in the nation surged to Clinton: In 2012, Obama had won them by a mere 17 percentage points; Clinton took them by 26 points. The 50 least educated counties moved in the opposite direction; whereas Obama had lost them by 19 points, Clinton lost them by 31. Majority-minority counties split the same way: The more educated moved toward Clinton, and the less educated toward Trump.
The historian Richard Hofstadter drew attention to Anti-intellectualism in American Life in 1963; Susan Jacoby warned in 2008 about The Age of American Unreason; and Tom Nichols announced The Death of Expertise in 2017. In Trump, the age of unreason has at last found its hero. The “self-made man” is always the idol of those who aren’t quite making it. He is the sacred embodiment of the American dream, the guy who answers to nobody, the poor man’s idea of a rich man. It’s the educated phonies this group can’t stand. With his utter lack of policy knowledge and belligerent commitment to maintaining his ignorance, Trump is the perfect representative for a population whose idea of good governance is just to scramble the eggheads. When reason becomes the enemy of the common man, the common man becomes the enemy of reason.
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Postby bryndavies on Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 pm

In an interview with The Sun, Mr. Trump also said that Mrs. May had ignored his advice on negotiations over Britain’s departure, known as Brexit.
“I would have done it much differently,” Mr. Trump was quoted as saying. “I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me.” Instead she went “the opposite way,” he said, and the results have been “very unfortunate.”



My drymounting ass hurts May asked for his advice. And if he offered his advice, it’s was probably some dumb as fudge like, “you gotta exit hard and fast.””
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