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Not the new Donald Trump Presidency thread

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Surprised they filed in Alabama before Georgia, but I assume a suit in Georgia is coming soon.

 

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1 hour ago, Optimus_Cr1m35 said:

And Florida

 

1 hour ago, Leon Troutsky said:

Also, Texas.

Yup.

Not everyone in CA and NY is a rainbow flag waiving,abortion having, crunchy granola eating, gun hating idiotic liberal.

And not everyone in Texas and Florida are gun toting, science denying, red neck sister plucking idiotic conservative.

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7 minutes ago, falconsd56 said:

 

Yup.

Not everyone in CA and NY is a rainbow flag waiving,abortion having, crunchy granola eating, gun hating idiotic liberal.

And not everyone in Texas and Florida are gun toting, science denying, red neck sister plucking idiotic conservative.

If anything, it would give conservatives in those states MORE power and say in the system.  Now, conservatives and Republicans in CA/NY have zero influence on the presidential election.

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15 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

If anything, it would give conservatives in those states MORE power and say in the system.  Now, conservatives and Republicans in CA/NY have zero influence on the presidential election.

Exactly.

Making it where it is is one person one vote gives conservatives in places like San Francisco and Liberals in places like.....well anywhere in Texas that is not Austin ...it gives them more say...which would probably increase voter turnout

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1 hour ago, lostone said:

this is okay right @WhenFalconsWin?

Just because his father-in-law is POTUS doesn't mean there were improprieties. Now having said that, if it is deemed necesarry to investigate that on some basis, I have no problem with it being investigated. I mean y'all told me all that Clinton pay to play money from the Russians was legit.  

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5 minutes ago, lostone said:

Ummmm why does this require an emergency?

 

wtf is going on?!

Is this okay?

From the AP article...

The officials say a decision on invoking a national security waiver in the Arms Export Control Act to bypass congressional review of proposed sales to the Saudis could be made as early as Friday. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not immediately clear what sales would be covered by the possible waiver, which could allow previously blocked weapons transfers to move forward or be applied to new ones. A sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia has been on hold for over a year.

Congressional opposition to U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in arms sales to the kingdom for more than a year due to concerns over civilian casualties in the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen and outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October by Saudi agents.

President Donald Trump last month vetoed legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels but administration officials have complained that sales remain blocked. The law requires Congress to be notified of potential arms sales, giving the body the opportunity to block the sale. But the law also allows the president to waive that review process by declaring an emergency that requires the sale be made “in the national security interests of the United States.”

https://apnews.com/2c23a62730ef44c9bd674117a8224b3f

JFC why have we given the executive branch so much power to overrule checks and balances against it. :doh:

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3 minutes ago, Carter said:

From the AP article...

The officials say a decision on invoking a national security waiver in the Arms Export Control Act to bypass congressional review of proposed sales to the Saudis could be made as early as Friday. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not immediately clear what sales would be covered by the possible waiver, which could allow previously blocked weapons transfers to move forward or be applied to new ones. A sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia has been on hold for over a year.

Congressional opposition to U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in arms sales to the kingdom for more than a year due to concerns over civilian casualties in the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen and outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October by Saudi agents.

President Donald Trump last month vetoed legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels but administration officials have complained that sales remain blocked. The law requires Congress to be notified of potential arms sales, giving the body the opportunity to block the sale. But the law also allows the president to waive that review process by declaring an emergency that requires the sale be made “in the national security interests of the United States.”

https://apnews.com/2c23a62730ef44c9bd674117a8224b3f

JFC why have we given the executive branch so much power to overrule checks and balances against it. :doh:

These tea party folks always wanted full-blown authoritarianism, they just wanted their football team to be the one doing it. 

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So Trump just brazenly implicated the UK, Australia and Ukraine by name in a conspiracy against him. Very cool.

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35 minutes ago, lostone said:

Ummmm why does this require an emergency?

 

wtf is going on?!

Is this okay?

It’s the new governing style...the president declare an emergency and does whatever he wants.  And Republicans are cool with it as long as it’s a Republican doing it.

They’ll probably lose their s*** when a Democratic president does this same thing for gun control or climate change or similar policies.

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23 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

These tea party folks always wanted full-blown authoritarianism, they just wanted their football team to be the one doing it. 

Isn’t that the problem entirely with authoritarianism?  

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1 hour ago, mdrake34 said:

I found wfw's twitter account

 

How The **** Did Rudy Giuliani Select This Obscure Atlanta Hawks GIF?

 

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Over on Giphy, a different GIF database, this GIF has been tagged with all of the following terms, which may also help: #sports, #nba, #excited, #clapping, #hype, #atlanta, #reax, #hoops, #pumped up, #raise the roof, #atlanta hawks, #high-five.

None of these terms searched by themselves yields this GIF in early results. “Len” as a possible Rudy typo doesn’t work, either; this is not even the most popular GIF of Alex Len in warmups. A term like “high-five hawks” does do the trick, but it’s hard to believe. My question to the world is: What is the simplest or most plausible search term that unearths this GIF? Maybe Rudy Giuliani taking three minutes to tap in “raise the roof atlanta hawks” to polish off his unintelligible Nancy Pelosi burn is no more stupid or surreal than any other detail of our political reality.

 

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49 minutes ago, lostone said:

Ummmm why does this require an emergency?

 

wtf is going on?!

Is this okay?

Unless our upcoming war with Iran is going to include other nations this makes no sense and shouldn't be allowed.

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1 minute ago, T-Falcon said:

Unless our upcoming war with Iran is going to include other nations this makes no sense and shouldn't be allowed.

Wait...that would make it ok?

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Posted (edited)

8 minutes ago, Jerry Lundegaard said:

Wait...that would make it ok?

Arming our allies should a larger war with say Iran's major ally Russia pending? Maybe that would indeed be an emergency. If hes doing this for Yemen attacks then no this is bad precedent 

Edited by T-Falcon

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