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Re: American Politics Thread by CTPlayer: 9:04pm On Aug 13
ycat:
The spam bot got wowcatty.

The 2nd amendment is the heart and soul of the constitution and no one can take it away especially in this climate, it's just too dangerous to be without it, even Trump can't touch it. The only reason America is still standing today as a free nation. The only reason Japanese could not invade the US with boots was because they knew many American had guns. The guns kept the Japanese and all others away from the US and will stay strong in the hands of the patriots.

https://azdailysun.com/news/opinion/mailbag/gun-ownership-kept-japanese-at-bay/article_234b2654-26c2-57ad-944f-7eef4efb0e29.html

The people of Hong Kong wished they had a 2nd Amendment and guns. They are on the verge of losing their British common law system and it being replace by the Commie Kangaroo Courts. The rioting there is pretty epic.

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Re: American Politics Thread by obixcel(m): 10:35pm On Aug 13
What's happening to Fredo Cuomo of CNN?
grin grin

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Re: American Politics Thread by Anduku: 7:08am On Aug 14
LIBERAL LUNATICS !!!

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Re: American Politics Thread by Anduku: 7:28am On Aug 14
obixcel:
What's happening to Fredo Cuomo of CNN?
grin grin
He's starring in the movie:
Fredo and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day grin

Fake News Fredo!!!

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Re: American Politics Thread by obixcel(m): 7:56am On Aug 14
Anduku:

He's starring in the movie:
Fredo and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day grin

Fake News Fredo!!!
Hahahaha...and surprisingly the liberal SQUAD was no where in sight to reprimand him for his "toxic masculinity".

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Re: American Politics Thread by TheShopKeeper(m): 12:33pm On Aug 14
Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off script.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/13/donald-trump-energy-speech-pittsburgh-1461337

Here are some of Trump's most off-key comments:

On the supposed benefits of natural gas over renewable energy: “When the wind stops blowing, it doesn’t make any difference does it? Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds. One day the environmentalists are going to tell us what’s going on with that. And then all of a sudden it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say: ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.'”

On his construction chops: “I was a good builder. I built good. I love building; in fact, I’m going to take a tour of the site.”

On doing some campaigning: “I’m going to speak to some of your union leaders to say, ‘I hope you’re going to support Trump, OK?’ And if they don’t, vote ‘em the hell out of office because they’re not doing their job — it’s true.”

On his love of trucks: “I love cranes, I love trucks of all types. Even when I was a little boy at 4 years old, my mother would say, 'You love trucks.' I do, I always loved trucks, I still do. Nothing changes — sometimes you know you might become president, but nothing changes — I still love trucks. Especially when I look at the largest crane in the world, that’s very cool. You think I’ll get to operate it? We’ll put the media on it and I’ll give them a little ride, right?”

On pundits suggesting he might not leave office willingly: “Can you imagine if I got a fair press? I mean, we’re leading without it; can you imagine if these people treated me fairly? The election would be over. Have they ever called off an election before? Just said, 'Look just let’s go, go on four more years.' You want to really drive them crazy? Go to #ThirdTerm, #FourthTerm — you’ll drive them totally crazy.”

On what Trump perceives as a trade imbalance with Japan: “They send us thousands and thousands — millions of cars, we send them wheat. Wheat. That’s not a good deal. And they don’t even want our wheat. They do it because they want us to at least feel that we’re OK, you know, they do it to make us feel good.” This assertion is false.

On the price tag of the presidency: “This thing is costing me a fortune, being president. Somebody said, 'Oh, he might have rented a room to a man from Saudi Arabia for $500.' What about the $5 billion that I'll lose — you know, it’s probably going to cost me, including, upside, downside, lawyers, because every day they sue me for something. These are the most litigious people. It’s probably costing me from $3 to $5 billion for the pleasure of being — and I couldn't care less, I don’t care. You know if you’re wealthy, it doesn't matter. I just want to do a great job.”

On his pledge to salvage manufacturing jobs: “You guys, I don’t know what the hell you’re going to do. You don’t want to make widgets, right? You don’t want to make — do you want to learn how to make a computer? A little tiny piece of stuff. ... You put it with those big, beautiful hands of yours like … you’re going to take these big hands, going to take this little tiny part. You’re going to go home, ‘Alice this is a tough job.’ Nah, you want to make steel, and you want to dig coal — that’s what you want to do!”

On the number of members of the media at the event, at about 2:45 p.m.: “That’s a lot people back there for, like, an 11 o’clock speech. That’s a lot of people.”

On the Oscars: “Like the Academy Awards during the day, it used to be — you know the Academy Awards is on hard times now, you know that right? Nobody wants to watch it. You know why? Because they started taking us on, everyone got tired of it. It’s amazing. That used to be second after the Super Bowl, and then all of a sudden now it’s just another show because people got tired of people getting up and making fools of themselves and disrespecting the people in this room and the people that won the election in 2016.”

On attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, potential 2020 rivals: “I did it very early with Pocahontas, I should have probably waited. She's staging a comeback on Sleepy Joe. I don't know who's going to win, but we'll have to hit Pocahontas very hard again if she does win. But she’s staging a little bit of a comeback. What a group — Pocahontas and Sleepy Joe.”

On Mexico deploying soldiers to stem the flow of Central American migrants: “I want to thank Mexico, it’s incredible. We have close to 27,000, you think of that. We never had three — I think we had about 2½ soldiers, one was sitting down all the time. We had nobody.”

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Re: American Politics Thread by TheShopKeeper(m): 12:38pm On Aug 14
obixcel:
Hahahaha...and surprisingly the liberal SQUAD was no where in sight to reprimand him for his "toxic masculinity".


...even some of the conservative hosts are backing him...which is annoying Trump...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-chris-cuomo-conservatives_n_5d53bcf5e4b05fa9df06e12e

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at conservatives who dared to disagree with him about a video showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo squaring up to a man who called him “Fredo.”

High-profile figures on the right, including Fox News host Sean Hannity and Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, defended Cuomo after a clip in which he told the man he’d “fucking ruin your shit” went viral.

Trump appeared not to appreciate their takes, however.

“It always happens!” he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

“When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Fake News,” Trump wrote. “But when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans immediately come to his defense.”

“We never learn!” he added.

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Re: American Politics Thread by obixcel(m): 4:24pm On Aug 14
TheShopKeeper:



...even some of the conservative hosts are backing him...which is annoying Trump...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-chris-cuomo-conservatives_n_5d53bcf5e4b05fa9df06e12e

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at conservatives who dared to disagree with him about a video showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo squaring up to a man who called him “Fredo.”

High-profile figures on the right, including Fox News host Sean Hannity and Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, defended Cuomo after a clip in which he told the man he’d “fucking ruin your shit” went viral.

Trump appeared not to appreciate their takes, however.

“It always happens!” he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

“When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Fake News,” Trump wrote. “But when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans immediately come to his defense.”

“We never learn!” he added.
Trump's comment was spot on.

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Re: American Politics Thread by A40(m): 4:28pm On Aug 14

Re: American Politics Thread by PDPGuy: 7:38pm On Aug 14
Re: American Politics Thread by A40(m): 8:11pm On Aug 14
PDPGuy:

Yes, there are genuine fears about a looming recession in the U.S.
You mean with all the bluster from Trump the last year and a half a recession is a possibility?

Ohh well he would only be following in the tradition of past GOP Presidents like George H and George W Bush

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Re: American Politics Thread by kopfschmerzen: 10:57pm On Aug 14
obixcel:
Trump's comment was spot on.

Even if Trump slap your father on live TV, you will still say he's spot on. Your type of arse licking is out of this world.

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Re: American Politics Thread by kopfschmerzen: 11:50pm On Aug 14
Trump recession is trending in continental USA, what did anyone expect from a chronic bankruptcy guy than to crash the economy.

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Re: American Politics Thread by kopfschmerzen: 11:53pm On Aug 14
Y'all stop quoting this handle, the spambot gat ish with German words.
Re: American Politics Thread by Blues00: 11:55pm On Aug 14
^^^
Noted! I ain’t quoting your handle again
Re: American Politics Thread by armyofone(f): 5:37am On Aug 15
grin grin grin i can't help not laughing at the whole post grin

TheShopKeeper:
Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off script.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/13/donald-trump-energy-speech-pittsburgh-1461337

Here are some of Trump's most off-key comments:

On the supposed benefits of natural gas over renewable energy: “When the wind stops blowing, it doesn’t make any difference does it? Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds. One day the environmentalists are going to tell us what’s going on with that. And then all of a sudden it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say: ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.'”

On his construction chops: “I was a good builder. I built good. I love building; in fact, I’m going to take a tour of the site.”

On doing some campaigning: “I’m going to speak to some of your union leaders to say, ‘I hope you’re going to support Trump, OK?’ And if they don’t, vote ‘em the hell out of office because they’re not doing their job — it’s true.”

On his love of trucks: “I love cranes, I love trucks of all types. Even when I was a little boy at 4 years old, my mother would say, 'You love trucks.' I do, I always loved trucks, I still do. Nothing changes — sometimes you know you might become president, but nothing changes — I still love trucks. Especially when I look at the largest crane in the world, that’s very cool. You think I’ll get to operate it? We’ll put the media on it and I’ll give them a little ride, right?”

On pundits suggesting he might not leave office willingly: “Can you imagine if I got a fair press? I mean, we’re leading without it; can you imagine if these people treated me fairly? The election would be over. Have they ever called off an election before? Just said, 'Look just let’s go, go on four more years.' You want to really drive them crazy? Go to #ThirdTerm, #FourthTerm — you’ll drive them totally crazy.”

On what Trump perceives as a trade imbalance with Japan: “They send us thousands and thousands — millions of cars, we send them wheat. Wheat. That’s not a good deal. And they don’t even want our wheat. They do it because they want us to at least feel that we’re OK, you know, they do it to make us feel good.” This assertion is false.

On the price tag of the presidency: “This thing is costing me a fortune, being president. Somebody said, 'Oh, he might have rented a room to a man from Saudi Arabia for $500.' What about the $5 billion that I'll lose — you know, it’s probably going to cost me, including, upside, downside, lawyers, because every day they sue me for something. These are the most litigious people. It’s probably costing me from $3 to $5 billion for the pleasure of being — and I couldn't care less, I don’t care. You know if you’re wealthy, it doesn't matter. I just want to do a great job.”

On his pledge to salvage manufacturing jobs: “You guys, I don’t know what the hell you’re going to do. You don’t want to make widgets, right? You don’t want to make — do you want to learn how to make a computer? A little tiny piece of stuff. ... You put it with those big, beautiful hands of yours like … you’re going to take these big hands, going to take this little tiny part. You’re going to go home, ‘Alice this is a tough job.’ Nah, you want to make steel, and you want to dig coal — that’s what you want to do!”

On the number of members of the media at the event, at about 2:45 p.m.: “That’s a lot people back there for, like, an 11 o’clock speech. That’s a lot of people.”

On the Oscars: “Like the Academy Awards during the day, it used to be — you know the Academy Awards is on hard times now, you know that right? Nobody wants to watch it. You know why? Because they started taking us on, everyone got tired of it. It’s amazing. That used to be second after the Super Bowl, and then all of a sudden now it’s just another show because people got tired of people getting up and making fools of themselves and disrespecting the people in this room and the people that won the election in 2016.”

On attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, potential 2020 rivals: “I did it very early with Pocahontas, I should have probably waited. She's staging a comeback on Sleepy Joe. I don't know who's going to win, but we'll have to hit Pocahontas very hard again if she does win. But she’s staging a little bit of a comeback. What a group — Pocahontas and Sleepy Joe.”

On Mexico deploying soldiers to stem the flow of Central American migrants: “I want to thank Mexico, it’s incredible. We have close to 27,000, you think of that. We never had three — I think we had about 2½ soldiers, one was sitting down all the time. We had nobody.”

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Re: American Politics Thread by armyofone(f): 5:40am On Aug 15
Hopefully, not again - Good thing is people are not buying homes left and right!

PDPGuy:

Yes, there are genuine fears about a looming recession in the U.S.
Re: American Politics Thread by kopfschmerzen: 5:49am On Aug 15
I hope and pray we just rough it through with the recession, because no one with half a brain in the current white house can get us out of that shiit. The current WH is a combination of stupidity, lackey, clowns and jesters.

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Re: American Politics Thread by Blues00: 6:21am On Aug 15
TheShopKeeper:
Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off script.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/13/donald-trump-energy-speech-pittsburgh-1461337

Here are some of Trump's most off-key comments:

On the supposed benefits of natural gas over renewable energy: “When the wind stops blowing, it doesn’t make any difference does it? Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds. One day the environmentalists are going to tell us what’s going on with that. And then all of a sudden it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say: ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.'”

On his construction chops: “I was a good builder. I built good. I love building; in fact, I’m going to take a tour of the site.”

On doing some campaigning: “I’m going to speak to some of your union leaders to say, ‘I hope you’re going to support Trump, OK?’ And if they don’t, vote ‘em the hell out of office because they’re not doing their job — it’s true.”

On his love of trucks: “I love cranes, I love trucks of all types. Even when I was a little boy at 4 years old, my mother would say, 'You love trucks.' I do, I always loved trucks, I still do. Nothing changes — sometimes you know you might become president, but nothing changes — I still love trucks. Especially when I look at the largest crane in the world, that’s very cool. You think I’ll get to operate it? We’ll put the media on it and I’ll give them a little ride, right?”

On pundits suggesting he might not leave office willingly: “Can you imagine if I got a fair press? I mean, we’re leading without it; can you imagine if these people treated me fairly? The election would be over. Have they ever called off an election before? Just said, 'Look just let’s go, go on four more years.' You want to really drive them crazy? Go to #ThirdTerm, #FourthTerm — you’ll drive them totally crazy.”

On what Trump perceives as a trade imbalance with Japan: “They send us thousands and thousands — millions of cars, we send them wheat. Wheat. That’s not a good deal. And they don’t even want our wheat. They do it because they want us to at least feel that we’re OK, you know, they do it to make us feel good.” This assertion is false.

On the price tag of the presidency: “This thing is costing me a fortune, being president. Somebody said, 'Oh, he might have rented a room to a man from Saudi Arabia for $500.' What about the $5 billion that I'll lose — you know, it’s probably going to cost me, including, upside, downside, lawyers, because every day they sue me for something. These are the most litigious people. It’s probably costing me from $3 to $5 billion for the pleasure of being — and I couldn't care less, I don’t care. You know if you’re wealthy, it doesn't matter. I just want to do a great job.”

On his pledge to salvage manufacturing jobs: “You guys, I don’t know what the hell you’re going to do. You don’t want to make widgets, right? You don’t want to make — do you want to learn how to make a computer? A little tiny piece of stuff. ... You put it with those big, beautiful hands of yours like … you’re going to take these big hands, going to take this little tiny part. You’re going to go home, ‘Alice this is a tough job.’ Nah, you want to make steel, and you want to dig coal — that’s what you want to do!”

On the number of members of the media at the event, at about 2:45 p.m.: “That’s a lot people back there for, like, an 11 o’clock speech. That’s a lot of people.”

On the Oscars: “Like the Academy Awards during the day, it used to be — you know the Academy Awards is on hard times now, you know that right? Nobody wants to watch it. You know why? Because they started taking us on, everyone got tired of it. It’s amazing. That used to be second after the Super Bowl, and then all of a sudden now it’s just another show because people got tired of people getting up and making fools of themselves and disrespecting the people in this room and the people that won the election in 2016.”

On attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, potential 2020 rivals: “I did it very early with Pocahontas, I should have probably waited. She's staging a comeback on Sleepy Joe. I don't know who's going to win, but we'll have to hit Pocahontas very hard again if she does win. But she’s staging a little bit of a comeback. What a group — Pocahontas and Sleepy Joe.”

On Mexico deploying soldiers to stem the flow of Central American migrants: “I want to thank Mexico, it’s incredible. We have close to 27,000, you think of that. We never had three — I think we had about 2½ soldiers, one was sitting down all the time. We had nobody.”
Lwkmd grin grin grin grin cheesy grin
Re: American Politics Thread by TheShopKeeper(m): 1:22pm On Aug 15
Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-apology-trump-support_n_5d54b573e4b0d8840fee7d75

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the conservative talk-show host and prominent “tea party” figure, on Wednesday called President Donald Trump an “unfit conman” and a “racial arsonist” and urged a primary challenge for the Republican nomination next year.

Walsh also apologized both for his own heated rhetoric over the years and for helping to elect Trump in 2016.

Writing in The New York Times, Walsh said:

“In Mr. Trump, I see the worst and ugliest iteration of views I expressed for the better part of a decade. To be sure, I’ve had my share of controversy. On more than one occasion, I questioned Mr. Obama’s truthfulness about his religion. At times, I expressed hate for my political opponents. We now see where this can lead. There’s no place in our politics for personal attacks like that, and I regret making them.”

Walsh voted for Trump in 2016.

Scaramucci predicts 'demagogue' Trump will not be Republican nominee in 2020

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/scaramucci-trump-not-nominee-2020

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci predicted Wednesday night that President Trump "will not" be the Republican nominee in 2020.

Continuing his onslaught of cable news criticisms of the president, Scaramucci called Trump a "demagogue" and slammed what he called Trump's "disgusting" bullying of Americans.

Scaramucci was also asked about a photo he had taken with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang and a subsequent tweet that the "force is strong with the #YangGang," which Scaramucci denied was an endorsement.

"The guy has a lot of good principles, he's basically a libertarian," Scaramucci told CNN anchor Erin Burnett when asked about Yang. "We need -- after this devastation, we need a post-partisan presidency where we're not focusing on left or right policy ... and focus on right and wrong policies. So Andrew has a good message, but I'm a Republican."

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Re: American Politics Thread by TheShopKeeper(m): 1:32pm On Aug 15
A40:
Hmmmm

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1165550/US-recession-US-economy-donald-trump-news-treasury-yield-curve-inversion

...furthermore, the yield on the 30-year US treasury bond fell yesterday below 2% for the first time ever, hitting a low 1.96%...even more attention should be paid to the inversion of the 2 and 10 year yield curve...an inverted yield curve is widely watched as an indicator of recession around the corner...if the 10% planned tariff against china has gone ahead in september, then surely the story will be different...and of course as usual...in a tweet, president trump is blaming the US central bank, saying "the Fed is holding us back"...
Re: American Politics Thread by Anduku: 2:21pm On Aug 15
TheShopKeeper:


...furthermore, the yield on the 30-year US treasury bond fell yesterday below 2% for the first time ever, hitting a low 1.96%...even more attention should be paid to the inversion of the 2 and 10 year yield curve...an inverted yield curve is widely watched as an indicator of recession around the corner...if the 10% planned tariff against china has gone ahead in september, then surely the story will be different...and of course as usual...in a tweet, president trump is blaming the US central bank, saying "the Fed is holding us back"...
Look at how you all are salivating for a recession that is not going to happen. What kind of human beings are you? Hoping for a recession just so you can have something to blame Trump for. You forget that if a recession were to happen today, it's people like you that will be hit hardest not Trump and his family. Thankfully though, no recession is happening anytime soon

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Re: American Politics Thread by Anduku: 2:54pm On Aug 15
Israel Bans Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib From Entering the Country Over BDS Support

Good decision to ban those Terrorist supporting losers from coming to Israel. They will only use that opportunity to campaign for more hatred against the Israeli People

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Re: American Politics Thread by obixcel(m): 2:56pm On Aug 15
Anduku:

Look at how you all are salivating for a recession that is not going to happen. What kind of human beings are you? Hoping for a recession just so you can have something to blame Trump for. You forger that if a recession were to happen today, it's people like you that will be hit hardest not Trump and his family. Thankfully though, no recession is happening anytime soon
Looks like this conspiracy theory is real I use to think it was a joke..I mean, there are actual libtards praying for a recession grin

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Re: American Politics Thread by Blues00: 5:39pm On Aug 15
Gov Hickenlooper will drop out of the presidential race today

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