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Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:00 pm
by Lupine
^I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell ya!

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:23 pm
by RJDiogenes
Not to worry! He understands bankruptcy. :yes:

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:47 pm
by Lupine
^Yeah, I hear he's an expert in that.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:36 pm
by Gary
Ocasio-Cortez says bartending prepared her to cross-examine Michael Cohen

I've been warming to how AOC is shaking things up by not being the meek noobie who must "wait her turn" in governing. I still find it hilarious that the far right keep frothing at the mouth over her.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 pm
by Lupine
^They're panicking over the "Green New Deal" even though it's mostly legislative window dressing.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:59 pm
by RJDiogenes
I just can't take "new party, who dis" seriously. :lol:

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:56 pm
by Gary
GOP lawmaker blasts Trump: 'The president is violating' Constitution with emergency declaration

Once again, the GOP are whining about President Trump's actual abuses of Executive Power and Overreach but have done little to put him in check.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:42 pm
by Lupine
^They're either too afraid of his rabid followers primarying them or they privately agree with him.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:01 am
by RJDiogenes
I'm sure it's the former. I don't think there's more than a handful who don't wish that he was never born. :lol:

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:14 am
by Gary

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:58 pm
by Lupine
That quite interesting. More so than I thought it would be. I can maybe fault him for making it a little too simplistic. I am also a little uneasy with the "mob at the gates" category. There is a rather blurry line between this concept and pure scapegoatism. And it's been mis-used more than it has been put to good use with Yellow Scares, Red Scares, and general ethnic panics. I understand the point he is making but it is an area that needs to be treaded lightly. He does promote some good ideas at the end though.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:07 am
by RJDiogenes
Definitely some legitimate observations, though certainly an incomplete picture. But it's for sure that our current predicament does not represent the success of the Right, but the failure of the Left.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:13 am
by Gary
Wow. Investigations everywhere, and I'm surprised Roger Stone hasn't been sent directly to jail for Contempt of Court. Meanwhile, the President is flailing madly and everyone is scrambling like cockroaches when the light switch has been flicked.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:46 pm
by Lupine
^And yet nothing ever seems to happen. They called Reagan the Teflon President, but Trump has him beat.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:09 pm
by RJDiogenes
Yeah, The Donald is far more repellent than Reagan.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 am
by Gary
I came to the realization several years ago that the GOP are always manufacturing some boogeyman -- immigrants, gay marriage, women's rights, etc. Their outlook of the world is always close-minded and bleak, yet they always claim to be forthright and optimistic.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:06 pm
by Lupine
What does a screwed country look like? :uk:


Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:08 pm
by RJDiogenes
"We want breakfast! Make it so!"
Gary wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 am
I came to the realization several years ago that the GOP are always manufacturing some boogeyman -- immigrants, gay marriage, women's rights, etc. Their outlook of the world is always close-minded and bleak, yet they always claim to be forthright and optimistic.
Which also sounds remarkably like the 21st century Left Wing.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:06 pm
by Gary
Judge keeps opioid trial on track

Changing gears a bit as this is taking place where I live. This may drag on for years, but it's high time someone were held responsible for the Opioid Epidemic which has been a plague on our country.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:05 pm
by Gary
The New Deal Wasn’t What You Think

Wow. My ultra-Conservative father was wrong with his Fox News type beliefs regarding the New Deal.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:00 pm
by RJDiogenes
Rewriting history is worse than ignorance of history. I think the key phrase in that summary was "not ideologues but practical men and women." How do we find people like that these days, both in government and society in general?

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 pm
by Gary
RJDiogenes wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Rewriting history is worse than ignorance of history. I think the key phrase in that summary was "not ideologues but practical men and women." How do we find people like that these days, both in government and society in general?

The biggest problem is pointed out by Robert Reich when Reagan said government is the problem. The far right have eaten that up for 35 years and absolutely will not face reality.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:24 pm
by Gary
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only one doing her job during Michael Cohen's hearing

Unlike the Republicans, who kept screaming "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" at Cohen. Yes, AOC was very composed and professional.

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:25 pm
by Lupine
Gary wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 pm
The biggest problem is pointed out by Robert Reich when Reagan said government is the problem.
Every time I hear him (or anyone else) say that, I think "and you want to be in it because...?"

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:40 pm
by RJDiogenes
Or, "That's because you're in it." :lol: