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The Trump Presidency

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2 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

You're a bit crazy, bit snowflakey, and a bit safe spacey.  Not a good look for an elderly gentleman.   Banned from twitter...

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2 minutes ago, big_dog said:

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I got an answer for you, post the links of news articles you think you believe and pm them to me.  I'll peruse them and tell you how to think, deal? 

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6 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

I got an answer for you, post the links of news articles you think you believe and pm them to me.  I'll peruse them and tell you how to think, deal? 

I don't have the time to waste. You can start by watching ABC; NBC; CBS; CNN or reading NYT; WAPO , arrghh why am I doing this to a troller?

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3 minutes ago, big_dog said:

I don't have the time to waste. You can start by watching ABC; NBC; CBS; CNN or reading NYT; WAPO , arrghh why am I doing this to a troller?

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I already told you I watch it all.  It must be the decipher part you're having trouble with?   

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Hmmm...

Passage of a tax cut late last month failed to accelerate job growth, according to the latest numbers from the Labor Department, though wage growth ticked up slightly.

The tax bill's passage prompted AT&T and other companies to pledge $1,000 bonuses to workers, but the Labor Department reported Friday that 148,000 new jobs were created in December, down from 252,000 jobs in November.

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6 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

Hmmm...

Passage of a tax cut late last month failed to accelerate job growth, according to the latest numbers from the Labor Department, though wage growth ticked up slightly.

The tax bill's passage prompted AT&T and other companies to pledge $1,000 bonuses to workers, but the Labor Department reported Friday that 148,000 new jobs were created in December, down from 252,000 jobs in November.

 That tax cut isn't going to create many jobs but it hasn't even gone into effect yet has it?

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 I have a splitting headache so this is likely to be less coherent than even most of my posts.  But I must do my duty as a long-suffering fan. 

 Levitra is out.     Freeman is banged up. Jones is banged up. 

 The Falcons will continue their tradition of losing to playoff teams who have departed St. Louis. 

 The season ends tonight and I can only imagine my headache will get worse. 

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12 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

Hmmm...

Passage of a tax cut late last month failed to accelerate job growth, according to the latest numbers from the Labor Department, though wage growth ticked up slightly.

The tax bill's passage prompted AT&T and other companies to pledge $1,000 bonuses to workers, but the Labor Department reported Friday that 148,000 new jobs were created in December, down from 252,000 jobs in November.

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24 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

 

 

Translation: let's cut aid to desperate people so we can get that grift going!

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2 minutes ago, Psychic Gibbon said:

It'd probably be a good idea to withdraw from Afghanistan before pissing off Pakistan. Just sayin'.

Now you know Good idea and this current Administration are like strangers in the night on two different ships passing by!

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Here’s an excerpt from the infamous book.  This part involves a dinner party and conversation between Steve Bannon and Roger Ailes after the election.   Read down to the bolded part (and apologies for the long text, but there’s no other way to access it other than buying the book...

“Does he get it?” asked Ailes suddenly, pausing and looking intently at Bannon.

He meant did Trump get it. This seemed to be a question about the right-wing agenda: Did the playboy billionaire really get the workingman populist cause? But it was possibly a point-blank question about the nature of power itself. Did Trump get where history had put him?

Bannon took a sip of water. “He gets it,” said Bannon, after hesitating for perhaps a beat too long. “Or he gets what he gets.”

With a sideways look, Ailes continued to stare him down, as though waiting for Bannon to show more of his cards.

“Really,” Bannon said. “He’s on the program. It’s his program.” Pivoting from Trump himself, Bannon plunged on with the Trump agenda. “Day one we’re moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s all in. Sheldon”—Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire, far-right Israel defender, and Trump supporter—“ is all in. We know where we’re heading on this.”

“Does Donald know?” asked a skeptical Ailes.

Bannon smiled—as though almost with a wink—and continued: “Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza. Let them deal with it. Or sink trying. The Saudis are on the brink, Egyptians are on the brink, all scared to death of Persia … Yemen, Sinai, Libya … this thing is bad.… That’s why Russia is so key.… Is Russia that bad? They’re bad guys. But the world is full of bad guys.”

Bannon offered all this with something like ebullience—a man remaking the world. “But it’s good to know the bad guys are the bad guys,” said Ailes, pushing Bannon. “Donald may not know.” The real enemy, said an on-point Bannon, careful not to defend Trump too much or to dis him at all, was China. China was the first front in a new cold war. And it had all been misunderstood in the Obama years—what we thought we understood we didn’t understand at all. That was the failure of American intelligence. “I think Comey is a third-rate guy. I think Brennan is a second-rate guy,” Bannon said, dismissing the FBI director and the CIA director.

“The White House right now is like Johnson’s White House in 1968. Susan Rice”—Obama’s National Security Advisor—“ is running the campaign against ISIS as a National Security Advisor. They’re picking the targets, she’s picking the drone strikes. I mean, they’re running the war with just as much effectiveness as Johnson in sixty-eight. The Pentagon is totally disengaged from the whole thing. Intel services are disengaged from the whole thing. The media has let Obama off the hook. Take the ideology away from it, this is complete amateur hour. I don’t know what Obama does. Nobody on Capitol Hill knows him, no business guys know him—what has he accomplished, what does he do?”

“Where’s Donald on this?” asked Ailes, now with the clear implication that Bannon was far out ahead of his benefactor.

“He’s totally on board.”

“Focused?”

“He buys it.”

“I wouldn’t give Donald too much to think about,” said an amused Ailes.

Bannon snorted. “Too much, too little—doesn’t necessarily change things.”

“What has he gotten himself into with the Russians?” pressed Ailes.

“Mostly,” said Bannon, “he went to Russia and he thought he was going to meet Putin. But Putin couldn’t give a **** about him. So he’s kept trying.”

“He’s Donald,” said Ailes.

“It’s a magnificent thing,” said Bannon, who had taken to regarding Trump as something like a natural wonder, beyond explanation.

Again, as though setting the issue of Trump aside—merely a large and peculiar presence to both be thankful for and to have to abide—Bannon, in the role he had conceived for himself, the auteur of the Trump presidency, charged forward:

“China’s everything. Nothing else matters. We don’t get China right, we don’t get anything right. This whole thing is very simple. China is where Nazi Germany was in 1929 to 1930. The Chinese, like the Germans, are the most rational people in the world, until they’re not. And they’re gonna flip like Germany in the thirties. You’re going to have a hypernationalist state, and once that happens you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.”

“Donald might not be Nixon in China,” said Ailes, deadpan, suggesting that for Trump to seize the mantle of global transformation might strain credulity. Bannon smiled.

“Bannon in China,” he said, with both remarkable grandiosity and wry self-deprecation.

“How’s the kid?” asked Ailes, referring to Trump’s son-in-law and paramount political adviser, thirty-six-year-old Jared Kushner.

“He’s my partner,” said Bannon, his tone suggesting that if he felt otherwise, he was nevertheless determined to stay on message. “

Really?” said a dubious Ailes.

“He’s on the team.”

“He’s had lot of lunches with Rupert.”

“In fact,” said Bannon, “I could use your help here.” Bannon then spent several minutes trying to recruit Ailes to help kneecap Murdoch. Ailes, since his ouster from Fox, had become only more bitter towards Murdoch. Now Murdoch was frequently jawboning the president-elect and encouraging him toward establishment moderation—all a strange inversion in the ever-stranger currents of American conservatism. Bannon wanted Ailes to suggest to Trump, a man whose many neuroses included a horror of forgetfulness or senility, that Murdoch might be losing it.

“I’ll call him,” said Ailes. “But Trump would jump through hoops for Rupert. Like for Putin. Sucks up and s***s down. I just worry about who’s jerking whose chain.”

The older right-wing media wizard and the younger (though not by all that much) continued on to the other guests’ satisfaction until twelve-thirty, the older trying to see through to the new national enigma that was Trump—although Ailes would say that in fact Trump’s behavior was ever predictable—and the younger seemingly determined not to spoil his own moment of destiny.

“Donald Trump has got it. He’s Trump, but he’s got it. Trump is Trump,” affirmed Bannon.

“Yeah, he’s Trump,” said Ailes, with something like incredulity.

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14 minutes ago, Yadi said:

Translation: let's cut aid to desperate people so we can get that grift going!

Charity starts at home.  Especially, for a group of people who act as our allies when in reality they'd stab you in the back in a heartbeat.  

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6 minutes ago, BrockSamson said:

 

Seriously....if you had any doubts before, he just squashed those. I'm not sure why you had doubts before though.

I'm not crazy so let me type up some long-winded tweets that make me sound crazy. Also, I'm, like, really smart. "Stable genius" even.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, HolyMoses said:

 I have a splitting headache so this is likely to be less coherent than even most of my posts. 

 Levitra is out.     Freeman is banged up. Jones is banged up. 

 The Falcons will continue their tradition of losing to playoff teams who have departed St. Louis. 

 The season ends tonight and I can only imagine my headache will get worse. 

Guess he couldn't get up for the game.

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