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Trump and republicans think Kavanaugh is being assaulted by those who want to hold him accountable for sexual assault. This is par for the course for trump and republicans. They want to hold everyone else accountable for sneezing, but they want themselves and those who faithful to them to get away with murder. I ask those who don’t subscribe to big I’s and little you’s, how do you find middle ground with people like this?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-it-is-justice-kavanaugh-who-is-being-assaulted/ar-AAHnq6W?ocid=spartandhp

President Trump contended Monday that Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who is facing a new allegation of sexual misconduct while a college student, was the one “being assaulted.”

Taking to Twitter, Trump reacted to a segment on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” about a significant clarification to an initial New York Times report that included a new allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a female classmate at a drunken dorm party years ago at Yale University.

The Kavanaugh, Moore and even trump himself are just a few examples of how some people in this country want to promote and protect special privileges for “some people”. Ironically, republicans take exception of Congresswoman Omar’s statement that some people attacked us on 9/11 and now many of us are losing civil liberties. Some people apparently are not intelligent enough to understand that “some people” treated all Muslims as terrorists after 9/11, and they don’t understand that not all Muslims attacked us on 9/11, but “some people” who claim to be have been motivated by Islam attacked us.

The truth is that until we remove trump and republicans as the majority in our government, we are indeed a racist, bigoted, misogynist nations. Why would I say that about a country I want to love and believe in? Because if the majority of people in this country who vote, vote for people like trump and republicans, and our government is run by people who receive the majority of the votes, the majority of us obviously want people like trump and republicans to run our government. THAT makes the USA a racist, bigoted, misogynist nation.

Kalima
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The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Brad Parscale has said he’s taking a relative pittance to run the president’s reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale has claimed about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is.

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-myths-of-the-genius-behind-trumps-reelection-campaign

Kalima
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Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.

Deborah Ramirez’s Yale experience says much about the college’s efforts to diversify its student body in the 1980s.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/sunday-review/brett-kavanaugh-deborah-ramirez-yale.html

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I would like to thank all the POV family for their kind, thoughtful, perceptive and caring wishes. They are very much appreciated. Jackie was one of my closest friends since boarding school in Oxford in 1963. I would delightfully receive emails almost every week from France – sometimes more. Ending with many beautiful words of love and caring such as :”Je t’embrasse mon ami”. She will always be a part of me. The horrendous act of how she is gone is something I must be able to somehow not take over the loss where our own health (emotionally and mentally) does not erode. How I will do that is a journey.
Thank you once again. 🙏

Kalima
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Sotomayor’s stinging dissent as the Supreme Court allows Trump to implement his new asylum policy. Co-signed by RBG.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/19a230_k53l.pdf?wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1

AdLib
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Yes I saw this. The SCOTUS has been so corrupted by McConnell and the GOP that I think it makes it mandatory for Dems to add seats and take it back from the extremist ideologues in 2021.

BTW, saw an article that Gorsuch is putting out a book complaining about the lack of courtesy in our politics. WTF? He’s only there because McConnell and the Repubs in the Senate desecrated the Senate and its rules on appointing SCOTUS judges. What an ass!

TOCB
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The USA will not begin to repair the damage done by republicans over the past 50 years unless we remove republicans from office, AND elect Democrats or Socialist or whomever have the will and the courage to stand up and fight what we supposedly believe in. Weak-kneed Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, are complicit in the things trump and republicans are doing since they refuse to use their constitutional authority to initiate the process to remove trump from office and hold the republican party and its supporters accountable for the Senate not removing trump from office. DISGUSTING!!!

Kalima
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It’s a total disgrace that he opens his mouth on civility considering trump and the undeniable fact he’s sitting in Merrick Garland‘s seat. The integrity of the S.C. has been compromised so much that they now vote in favour of trump’s racism too.

AdLib
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I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that as a conservative extremist, Gorsuch is a hypocrite and an elitist.

The only way he got on the SCOTUS is due to hatefulness…and he thinks he has any standing to criticize anyone else about civility???

He may not be impeachable but Kavanaugh surely is, lying to Congress and sexual assault. Repubs may block that which is why he needs to be made moot and Dems in 2021, if they have unitary control, need to get rid of the filibuster and enlarge the SCOTUS by 2 judges to wrest control from the corrupt.

Kalima
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AdLib
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A nation controlled by a crappy reality show producer. Sad but true.

Kalima
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My question would be, why stay in his chaos. There will be no merit in having worked for this mentally unstable dereliction of duty. They will be out of work anyway after he’s dethroned and indicted. His stench will cling to them long after he’s gone.

AdLib
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Because that’s how weak people are when it comes to being in the shadow of someone who has fame and power. No matter how poisonous the person is, they get to be “part of the show” even if it’s in the background.

You know that old joke about show business…a guy goes to the circus and sees a worker sweeping up a mountain of elephant poop. He asks the worker, “Why do you do this? Why don’t you quit?” And the worker turns to him and says, “What, and leave show business?”

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

Very appropriate — especially if you change the
circus to the White House, the elephant to trump,
and show business to government!

TOCB
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“Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature,” Nadler, D-N.Y., said as he opened the meeting. “But let me clear up any remaining doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-committee-approves-guidelines-for-impeachment-hearings/ar-AAHa951?ocid=spartanntp

I don’t agree with Congressman Nadler that the House is taking steps to impeach trump. They seem to be taking steps to PRETEND to impeach trump. Trump does and says things almost daily that support impeaching him. However, Speaker Pelosi does not want to impeach him, for whatever reasons.

IMHO, Pelosi is being negligent in her responsibility to defend and protect the Constitution. I would definitely support replacing her as Speaker if Democrats keep control of the House in 2020.

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NoManIsAnIsland

Very well said, TOCB!

AdLib
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This is clearly a cynical, political strategy by Pelosi to patronize and pacify Dems clamoring for impeachment while giving deniability to moderate Dems in red districts.

IOW, this is a charade and a hoax. Despite all the world salad, this IS NOT an impeachment inquiry. It is a charade, a facade pasted over ongoing but unproductive hearings, rebranding them as part of an “impeachment”.

Yes, this could be the start of how a genuine impeachment inquiry begins but seeing how manipulative and dishonest Pelosi has been about all of this, it is hard to have faith that the plan is only to have the appearance of impeachment without really impeaching Trump.

I know that some Dem pols are as fed up as Dem voters about the impotence Dems have displayed while trying to calm core voter anger at the lack of progress on impeachment. Will they win out in the end and really begin impeachment hearings?

Maybe but I don’t know that they will. If the NY AG indicts Trump, maybe that will push it forward. If more crimes keep piling up each day, maybe (he’s just proven guilty of more crimes including violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by pocketing taxpayer money through forced military and VP’s stays at his properties).

The lame excuse Pelosi hides behind, that there needs to be more investigation and evidence is total BS. As is the whine about the public not supporting impeachment. They didn’t against Nixon before the hearings started but once the hearings exposed Nixon as a crook and a criminal, public opinion turned against him.

Agreed, Pelosi is showing she puts party before country, neglecting her responsibility under the Constitution to stop a criminal and dangerous president because he is a criminal and a danger. The Founders never imagined The House would happily stand back and watch the country’s democracy burned to the ground because they thought it would really help their winning in the next election.

It is corrupt. As much as Pelosi is often on the right sides of issues, she is corrupt and is not upholding her oath of office. As with Trump, we will have to wait until 2020 to replace her (she vowed to leave the speakership in 2 years after winning it back in 2018) but seeing that she breaks oaths without hesitation…that’s far from a sure thing.

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

All true. And although it’s bringing coals to Newcastle to say this,
if I were to write a book called Profiles in Cowardice, Nancy Pelosi would be the subject of the first chapter.

Hell, the whole book could be about her!

TOCB
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TOTALLY agree! Pelosi is so concerned about alienating trump supports, who will NEVER vote for Democrats anyway, that she is forcing Democrats to “settle” for policies, programs and candidates we don’t support.

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

We’re on the same page! But if the House
Democrats can’t get Pelosi on the page with
us, they should remove her, choose another
speaker, and get the impeachment ball rolling
ASAP.

Otherwise they will be completely complicit in
her craven dereliction of duty.

Kalima
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Trump just doesn’t give a shit about anything except himself and how to steal more money. He runs the WH like a amateur mob family but in full view. He’s too dumb to catch a cold but the NY DA could catch him and throw him in jail. He could even be indicted because state prosecutors are not the DoJ and don’t play by federal rules.

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House

The likely Israeli spying efforts were uncovered during the Trump presidency, several former top U.S. officials said.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/israel-white-house-spying-devices-1491351

TOCB
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Every day I read something new that supports impeaching trump, but Democrats are too weak to carry out their responsibility to do so. I am sickened by the whole thing.

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

I know it won’t be any consolation for you to read this, but
I don’t know a single decent person who isn’t sickened by
the Democrats becoming complicit in Nancy Pelosi’s
dereliction of duty by endlessly and infuriatingly standing
in the way of trump’s urgently needed impeachment.

Kalima
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And this is what Johnson wants to force on the U.K.? Are they insane?? It’s 2019 not January 1940 or August 1942 when everything except bread and vegetables were rationed. There will be riots, I can guarantee it, and people will be hurt. No one but the “I’m alright Jack” crowd would put up with this. We are not at war. The only war is in the Brexiteers heads.

Johnson must be defeated and a second referendum is imperative.

I have British pounds dating back to our 2016 trip that have never gone up significantly enough to change the currency to yen. That’s 3 years of chaos already.

Brexit: no-deal chaos fears as secret Yellowhammer papers published

Ministers forced to publish documents predicting public disorder, rising prices and disruptions to food and medicine

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/11/operation-yellowhammer-fears-no-deal-brexit-chaos-forced-to-publish-secret-papers

TOCB
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For the UK to leave the EU at all seems to be economic suicide. A no-deal Brexit seems unspeakable.

AdLib
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I have to guess that like other would-be fascists like the Dick Cheney cabal, Boris and his cabal see chaos as an opportunity to grab more power and cement it in their hands.

As the UK becomes Thunderdome, Boris steps up as a strongman, only he can save the country and he seizes more power, ignoring Parliament.

Otherwise, why purposely drive the nation off a cliff? If not to profit from it?

Kalima
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Yes but they will lose in an election so what is left to grab? A shell of a country in financial turmoil left with scraps of meaningless trade deals, a loss of the majority seats, and a furious public. Johnson lacks the leadership know-how to fight himself out of a brown paper bag, and the best people have either been fired or resigned in disgust. The British voters won’t stand for a trump clone or a Far Right takeover.

He’s now being accused of lying to the Queen about the reason he is closing down the government. I’m sure she’s far from amused.

AdLib
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The way the minds of these reptiles seem to work is very short term, it’s about grabbing what they can right now with no regard for consequence. Indeed, it would seem a pyrrhic victory to transform the UK into a broken nation to seize a dictatorial power over a disaster…but all they seem to focus on is being that dictator.

Agreed, in a western democracy, the people will always rise up and overpower such tyrants (like Trump and BoBo) but they look to Russia, China, Egypt, Turkey, etc. and see the success of strong men, thinking they can be one too.

Not in a nation very familiar with freedom and democracy.

So it would be futile but BoBo doesn’t have the vision to see that and would happily tear apart the UK to get the political power he thinks it will bring him.

Let’s hope the Brit establishment continues to stand against him in growing numbers, there’s no way he can overcome that.

AdLib
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So, Warren continues to be the only candidate with upward momentum. Biden is stuck in the mud and Bernie is declining.

Support for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren rose more than that of any other Democratic presidential hopeful over the past month, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, solidifying her status as a top contender behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

The Sept. 9-10 poll found that 11% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Warren in their state’s nominating contests, up 3 percentage points from a similar poll that ran Aug. 1 to 5.

Biden’s support (22%) was unchanged from the previous Reuters/Ipsos poll, while Sanders (16%) dropped 2 percentage points.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/warren-rises-as-solid-democratic-option-behind-biden-sanders-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1VW1FF

And this has been happening with a 2 month lull in debates (which ends tomorrow night with that debate). Debates are usually what make numbers change so we’ll see what happens tomorrow night and afterward but making progress without that national spotlight is great and not making progress should be worrisome.

TOCB
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Warren’s candidacy makes more sense to me as a voter than any of the other candidates. Pundits can find reasons to support or not support any candidate, and they are more interested in ratings than anyting else.

When Clinton ran for presidnent she had more reasons for caution and trying to find a middle ground with republicans because of the political climate in 2016. Today, the trump presidency has exposed the republican party and its supporters for what and who they are, and for that reason candidates can more aggressively suport things their constituents want because if Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House, there is more of a chance of getting a progressive agenda passed into laws. And Warren has a plan for that.

AdLib
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The MSM is pushing hard for Biden, showing great degrees of amnesia, as if there has never been a Dem primary ever before and the establishment candidate leading at the beginning and maintaining a lead before debates and national exposure really kick in, is definitive.

Hillary was ahead by more, over Obama at this point in 2007. This happens often but to put a thumb on the scale for the establishment candidate, the MSM pumps far more legitimacy into the early front runner despite facts and history.

And what we’ve learned in previous elections is that the most important measurement is momentum. Whoever the candidate is who is steadily gaining over months, especially early months with less national exposure, are usually the ones who prevail.

Biden is static in some polls, declining in others. Being at 30% or even low 20s in recent polls and not gaining at all is historically a prelude to losing.

As for the “electability”…or “fear” ploy as I call it, all of the top 5 Dem candidates have repeatedly been beating Trump in polling so they are all electable. This is a phony issue. Biden is just one terrible gaffe from being “the most electable” to being as a political disaster.

Whether it’s Kamala, Bernie, Pete or anyone else, I don’t have the same concern I have about Biden. He is a car accident just waiting to happen. Not only is he hobbling through the primary, against Trump, moments of disorientation, fogginess of the facts and past events, rambling like a struggling old man trying not to blow it is not a recipe for success.

So, as is pretty obvious, I do think that Warren is the best candidate at this point (though I do like others). I like that she has thought out plans, is running as an agent of change, has a core philosophy about protecting and empowering the regular American against the wealthy and corporate interests and I think running as a principled person against Trump is the strongest way to defeat him.

And as she said to Elmer Fudd…er…John Delaney in the last debate, why run for president just to say what can’t be accomplished and what big ideas shouldn’t be pursued?

Anxious to watch the debate tonight, 2 months break has only helped Biden keep floating above scrutiny.

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

Spot on.

TOCB
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Biden’s appeal to some black voters seems to be that he was Obama’s VP. He was Obama’s VP who told Obama he would not run for president. Biden’s ideas, in my opinion, are stale and unimaginative. As an old person myself, I don’t subscribe to not supporting a candidate just because of their age. However, if an old person does not have fresh ideas to go along with their valuable experience, they lose me.

I was a little disappointed in the discussion around health care last night. I certainly don’t support protecting the private health insurance industry, which is basically what the ACA does. I liked the statement Sanders made about universal healthcare “insurance”, i.e., Medicare-For-All, being the most cost effective way to fund healthcare. There is actually a reason why every first world nation, including those with a capitalist economy, have a universal healthcare system. Why? Because it is the most cost effective way to provide basic health care for everyone. Why? Because it creates one big risk pool without a profit motive. I support the ACA in making healthcare available to people who were previously uninsured, but at the end of the day it is unconstitutional under the commerce clause. That is a fact that has to be confronted. Republicans are opposing it because they want to protect the private health insurance industry, but they are correct in the unconstitutionality of it. That makes universal single payer the ONLY viable option.

NoManIsAnIsland
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NoManIsAnIsland

Hear, hear to ALL of your points.

AdLib
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I think it is a lack of critical thinking to knee jerk support Biden because he was VP to Obama. He isn’t Obama, in any way. He isn’t anywhere near the remarkable and charismatic candidate Obama is.

Frankly, I am very disappointed by Dem voters who use Republican-style blind allegiance to a politician solely because he was associated with a different, well liked politician.

Biden has so far, offered little reason to vote for him other than repeating (as the saying about Giuliani and “9/11” went), a noun, a verb and “Barack Obama”. And claiming he is the most electable against Trump.

Those are not satisfactory reasons for any voter weighing their choices for a president, who will need to run and win in 2024 without either of those arguments still alive and being 81 years old on top of that.

I do think it is a mistake for Sanders and Warren to be supporting a M4A plan that outlaws private insurance. It should be allowed and both should have confidence it the great advantages M4A will prove to have that they welcome private insurers to compete. They won’t be able to. Let the insurance corps fall of their own weight and et the union members and wealthy throw money away on private insurance if they prefer to. It won’t harm the M4A system, it would still retain around 95% or more of Americans.

I agree, I’m surprised at how unfocused some of the arguments were for M4A by Bernie but I thought Warren hit the right points.

The bottom line should be what she asserted, no one loves their insurance companies, they love their plans and doctors. All M4A would do is get rid of the middleman that’s denying coverage and taking profits. M4A would take their place, that’s all. Doctors and treatment will be much better without fighting to get doctors and services covered. Unlike the ACA, all Americans can go to any doctors and hospitals since all would need to be apart of M4A. So the one hitch with the ACA, Obama’s promise that you can keep your doctor, can be addressed and that promise kept.

The problem has been Bernie’s focus on the coverage side instead of Warren’s approach to focus on how it will actually work and that it will provide more money to cover Americans for more procedures with the same types of plans and same doctors they have now.

People are afraid of change but if it’s boiled down to focus on how the negative things will be changed, being denied services and having high premiums, deductibles and co-pays, people will get it.

Warren also needs to do a better job in knocking down the whining about people paying more taxes and explaining that working people are already paying a “tax” which is their premium, out of their paychecks already. Instead of it going to for-profit companies making them pay more each year and carving out billions in profits, that money is returned back to Americans to pay for services insurance companies won’t pay for.

TOCB
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EXACTLY! I could not agree more.

Kalima
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In the U.K. things just keep getting worse for the bojo.

Boris Johnson loses sixth vote in six days as election bid fails

Fresh setback for PM parliament shuts down amid chaotic scenes

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/09/mps-order-johnson-to-hand-over-aides-messages-about-prorogation

Brexit: chants of ‘shame’ as suspension of parliament descends into chaos

Five-week suspension begins with shouts, singing and signs reading ‘silenced’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/10/brexit-chants-of-shame-as-suspension-of-parliament-descends-into-chaos

AdLib
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PoorBor already will go down in history as the biggest failure as PM. As far as I know, no PM has lost their first 6 straight votes after taking office.

And I think it is a hollow threat that he says he may ignore the law that was just passed and do a hard Brexit anyway on Oct 31. First, I liked that some are saying they’d call for the arrest of Boris if he did and second, without the government seeing it as legal and supporting a hard Brexit, it doesn’t seem possible to execute.

We have it pretty bad right now with Trump doing so much to destroy our democracy but thanks to their parliamentary government and no Constitution, Brits are teetering on a collapse of government and their economy.

As it’s hard for me to understand how 40% of Americans could look at everything Trump has been doing and how he has been acting and still support him because he is their racist voice, it’s as hard for me to understand Brits supporting the Tories when they have such a failure as May followed by a nutjob and bigger failure Boris undermining the nation.

Kalima
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For all of his education, common sense, ability to lead and integrity was a failing grade for him. He has no one else now except for Farage’s sick Brexit Party. If he tries that, he’s done.

Scottish judges rule PM’s suspension of parliament is unlawful

Appeal court says prorogation order ‘void’ but fails to issue injunction for MPs to return

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/11/scottish-judges-rule-boris-johnsons-prorogation-unlawful

AdLib
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I can only hope the British court upholds this, then BoBo is dead in the water along with Farage and Brexit.

The Tories represent a minority of Brits right now. They need to be tossed out of power in the election BoBo is so anxious to call. It may take place in November, I hope a majority of Brits have had enough of this madness.

Kalima
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Well two things are for sure, he’s very unpopular with the voting public, and his own party and the law are not on his side. Considering that Farage worked with Mercer, Cambridge Analytica, the Far Right and Russia, even guesting on RT in 2016, being investigated for campaign finance fraud for accepting Russian money, and that’s all that bojo has, he’s f¥cked.

Kalima
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He lied again about the reason for the cancellation.

Taliban Talks Hit a Wall Over Deeper Disagreements, Officials Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-camp-david.html

AdLib
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What I’m hearing is that this was all a showbiz type stunt for Trump to claim being a miracle worker, even though he hasn’t been involved at all in the negotiations with the Taliban, to be in line to get a Nobel Peace Prize (because of course he’s jealous of Obama achieving more than him).

But like all Trump’s brilliant deal-making, it was just smoke and mirrors and he lied about his failure to cover it up.

This lunatic needs to be impeached and fast.

Kalima
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He thinks he’ll get a Nobel Peace Prize. Hopefully he will get an orange jumpsuit and adjoining cells for the corrupt rabble that empowered and enabled him in the Stupid House.

My preference would be for a descending black hole that swallows each and every one of them so we never have to see them again.

AdLib
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He’s such a moron, he doesn’t understand the human atrocities he’s responsible for now, caging babies, killing innocent people due to whipping up racism and hatred, due to neglect and violating international law on asylum, let alone his embrace of neo Nazis and white supremacy, his ongoing crime wave while in office, stealing tax money to put in his own pockets…and that’s just scratching the surface…wholly disqualify him from ever winning a Nobel prize no matter whose thunder he tries to steal.

It is impossible for a disgusting piece of human trash to be awarded a Nobel prize no matter what PR stunt he tries to pull off.

He is in his fetid, corrupt bubble and hasn’t a clue how things really work outside of it.

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Very well said, AdLib, and no one in his or her right mind would disagree with you. (Of course the stipulation of being in one’s right mind automatically excludes uncounted millions of people who aren’t.)

While I don’t intend to play devil’s (or even trump’s) advocate here, fair is fair; and if we are to give credit where credit’s due, why not also reward discredit where it’s due?

Now we’ve settled that, I think you’ll agree no living malignant narcissistic and sociopathic would-be dictator deserves more international recognition for his evil than donald trump.

And I can help him get it. True, the dishonor I intend to nominate him for isn’t known to the world yet as he will be the first piece of human trash to receive it!

I have a feeling the new prize will soon become infamous as the exact opposite of the revered Nobel Prize. And guess what (imagine a faint drum roll rising to an impressive crescendo) — it is to be called the “Ignobel Prize.”

In keeping with the purpose of the Ignoble Prize, there
won’t be any monetary award.

But there will be an impressive medal to go with the
prize. The Ignobel Medal will be cast in the most beautiful fool’s gold, everybody is saying that. And believe you me, everybody is saying that!

But wait, that’s not all as I’ve saved the best part for the last, and trump will really love it! In lieu of the the cash award, he will be committed for the rest of his unnatural life not to a prison for the criminally insane, but to a cage for the criminally insane — it won’t be an exact duplicate of one of the small cages ICE has confined children in: it will be one of the actual cages!

I know this may seem cruel to some, but trump has “worked” very hard to earn it. And I can guarantee he will love living in his cage as everywhere he looks — on every side and above the top — he will see nothing but mirrors for him to admire his reflection in.

Poor, vain Narcissus had only a paltry pool of probably polluted water to serve as his mirror. But being literally surrounded by mirrors (I forgot to mention the floor of trump’s cage will be mirrored, too.), trump will be in seventh heaven.

And if he ever tires of his new digs and its mirrors and
it turns into a seventh Hell, that will be his problem and not ours.

Kalima
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How can a socially inept, frontal lobe melting, evil grifter who has stolen his way into power, ever think about a peace prize when he’s caused utter chaos around the world. When he’s finally kicked out, he wouldn’t even deserves the dog shit clinging to the bottom of his shoe. It takes a lot of dead brain cells to reach his level of incompetence.

“Melania has a son”???

Looks like Cohen flipped again and trump is up to his panda eyes in it.

Source: Michael Cohen met with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization

Prosecutors are looking into whether or not the Trump Organization falsified business records.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/source-michael-cohen-met-prosecutors-investigating-trump-organization-n1052761

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C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/us/politics/cia-informant-russia.html

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But Trump ran on clutching his pearls over Hillary’s email server because it may have been a risk to US security but wasn’t.

We’re not surprised in the least that nothing Trump says or does is honest or that he betrays the country. But this needs to be an issue in 2020.

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They were afraid that trump would expose him to Putin. He would have too. What a waste of a source.

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Exactly. We lost one of our most valuable and important spies against our worst adversary…thanks to the Traitor in Chief blabbing secrets to the Russians.

He is so obviously under their influence. If it wasn’t so obvious, maybe people would be more shocked by it. Then again, with Repubs rationalizing everything about Trump, from sexual assaults to giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies, they normalize all of his madness.

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Now because of the intense media coverage, some even publishing his name and location, his life is in danger.

Will the CIA’s Former Top Spy Fall Prey to Putin’s Murderous Mole Hunt?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/will-the-cias-former-top-spy-fall-prey-to-putins-murderous-mole-hunt

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Racist insanity over and over again. These are people who just lost everything. They don’t need visas. Sick ignorant bastard.

Once he’s brought to justice, I hope that he and his grifter family loses everything too.

“Very bad people”?? Ah yes, they all either live or work in the WH.

Trump Warns That Bahamian Hurricane Refugees Could Be ‘Gang Members’

Administration offers nonsensical explanation for why Hurricane Dorian survivors without visas were told to disembark a Florida-bound ferry on Sunday

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/hurricane-dorian-bahamas-refugees-denied-entry-united-states-881612/

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This was very predictable. His “strategy” for re-election is pushing the racist button at every opportunity to excite his cult of racists. So whatever issue arises, if you think of the most racist and cruel position to take on it, it’s easy to predict what Trump will say and do.

And Evangelicals claim he is The Second Coming. They should all dress for a much warmer climate when they die.

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All they needed were passports? Did these dumbarses see the devastation? There was nothing left. Oh yes, there is a place for these people, and it certainly won’t be a rapture.

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I sure hope that the Dem who wins in 2020 is aggressive about reinforcing the separation between church and state. Strip tax-free status from any churches that want to meddle in elections. If they whine, they should be told to look up “The Golden Rule” in The Bible, if they can become involved in government, government has the right to become involved in their tax status.