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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #855 on: January 26, 2019, 03:02:07 pm »
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #857 on: January 26, 2019, 06:28:18 pm »
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

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Ross, then Lara Trump, then Larry “just-a-glitch” Kudlow and then Trump himself, all lined up to show everyone what it sounds like when someone who has never known anything but wealth and privilege tries to locate the concept of being flat busted. Watching these bent silver spoons vomiting ersatz empathy on us lesser mortals was a bit like listening to a frog trying to explain to a tadpole what it’s like on dry land.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #858 on: January 28, 2019, 05:05:13 pm »
PUBLISHED January 28, 2019

By OFER RABAN, THE CONVERSATION

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The scope of financial crimes unearthed so far by state and federal authorities investigating President Trump and his associates is remarkable. Even more remarkable is what these investigations tell us about the levels of criminality among the US's business and political elite.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #859 on: January 28, 2019, 06:54:40 pm »


January 28, 2019

The House of Representatives can bring impeachment charges against a sitting president for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
 
Donald Trump violated federal election law when he conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, and commits bribery every time he profits from a government official staying at one of his hotels.
 
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« Reply #860 on: January 31, 2019, 04:48:26 pm »


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« Reply #861 on: February 07, 2019, 09:14:30 pm »
The Silent Protest Against Trump’s Immigration Policies ☠️


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If you watched Trump's state of the Union you may have missed a silent protest against Donald Trump's immigration policies.   

As Trump praised a story of one man freeing another from a concentration camp,  members of congress wore the names of victims of Trump's immigration polices, which saw refugee children, separated from their parents and locked in cages.

Can Trump see what he is doing?
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« Reply #862 on: February 07, 2019, 10:12:56 pm »
Americans Want Socialism Trump Says No



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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says, “We're not going back to socialism… We don't believe in a centralized planned economy where the government puts restraints on” the billionaires behavior.
But Americans want more socialism. They want Social Security stabilized and expanded. They want a national health care system that heals people instead of just producing billionaires in the insurance industry. They want banks that support local communities rather than ripping off their clients. They want their food and water to be safe for their children. They want schools that are world-class quality, and want their kids to get a college education without being crippled for life by debt. They want mass transportation that’s fast, efficient, and inexpensive to use. They want an air transportation system that’s safe and reasonably priced.

Donald Trump and his rich buddies like Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin want none of these things. The major funder of the GOP, but at the federal and the state level, is the Koch network. And when David Koch ran for VP in 1980, he openly proclaimed that he wanted to end Social Security, privatize Medicare, shutter our public schools, sell off our roads and rivers and rails to the highest bidder to turn into toll roads and profit centers, and end regulations that protect us all from pollution coming from Koch Industries smokestacks.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #864 on: February 11, 2019, 04:43:38 pm »
QUID PRO QUO REDUX, PART ONE: THE TRUMP TOWER DANGLE

February 11, 2019/80 Comments/in 2016 Presidential Election, emptywheel, Mueller Probe /by emptywheel

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Last May, I wrote a series using the questions (as imagined by Jay Sekulow) Mueller had posed to Trump to lay out what theory of investigation Mueller might be pursuing — and what details we know about it. We’ve learned a lot more about the investigation and confirmed that the investigation focusing on Trump personally includes both a criminal and a counterintelligence component. I wanted to update the series. Because we know so much more about both sides of this quid pro quo, the organization of the series will be somewhat different.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #865 on: February 14, 2019, 05:57:37 pm »
FEB 13, 2019 OPINION

Danny Glover : The U.S.👹 Redefines the Term 'Dictator' as It Sees Fit


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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #866 on: February 15, 2019, 11:45:52 am »
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So this is how freedom dies -- with a rambling, incoherent monologue

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No national security meeting in the White House Situation Room today:  Trump flew down to Mar-a-Lago to play golf this morning.

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« Reply #867 on: February 15, 2019, 12:06:09 pm »
A Good Rant

Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"
Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:
"A few things spring to mind.
Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.
So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of ****. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.
And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
'My God… what… have… I… created?
If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #868 on: February 15, 2019, 12:11:20 pm »
A Good Rant

Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"
Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:
"A few things spring to mind.
Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.
So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of ****. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.
And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
'My God… what… have… I… created?
If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."


Great witty rant. To bad it couldn't all be put on a t-shirt or hat his followers would be forced to wear. Or maybe "I voted for the BOOR" on a hat for Trump voters.
AJ

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« Reply #869 on: February 15, 2019, 01:12:04 pm »

Yep.

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A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. -- Proverbs 6:12-14 (KJV)

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