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Day 383

Updated 2/6/2018 9:43 AM PST

1/ Trump's lawyers want him to refuse an interview with Robert Mueller, because they're concerned that he could be charged with lying to investigators. Trump, however, has said that he is "looking forward" to speaking with Mueller as part of the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia's election interference, and whether he obstructed justice. Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer Trump tapped to deal with Mueller's investigation, has said the White House is in "total cooperation mode." (New York Times)

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I would love it if Trump did get interviewed by Mueller. It’s not like he hasn’t gone against his lawyers advice before.


You’d better be wrong, matt…I don’t think I can stand this for that long…:face_vomiting:

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Re: Spending bill

>_< I don’t want more military spending, damn it. We spend FAR too much on the military. I hate that they keep deflecting to “support our troops” rhetoric, when the real problem is the social issues that make military enlistment a necessity for poor/underserved communities in the first place. These wars of intervention need to stop, the Pentagon misappropriating funds for jets we never deploy need to stop, the waste and corruption needs to stop. This pork-barrel doesn’t need fiat support.

I sometimes feel like I ought to run for something myself. I know I’m not the only one who feels the way I do, and I’m sick of not having a choice.


Oh, FFS. It’s his damn fault we’re in this mess to begin with.

Kelly also had some choice quotes by blowing the “lazy immigrants” dog whistle:

Fuck these people.

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But our military is clearly suffering from huge amounts of under-funding! Look what happened under Obummer – our military budget was a paltry $600 billion. That’s only slightly more than the combined budgets of the next 7 countries with highest military expenditures…

Right? What if all seven of those nations decided to attack us at the same time?! After all, most of the UN are our enemies, right?

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Ugh, did you guys read about Trump requesting a “grand military parade”?


This is straight out of a dictatorship.

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Yeah, saw that- disgusting isn’t it? :clown_face: More waste of money & energy for his sickening self-aggrandizement. But maybe it’s a “better choice” than riding a horse bareback with his shirt off? :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Bahahahahaha! :joy::joy::joy:

To those asking, why more funds go for military than domestic? Why aren’t there dissenting opinions in mainstream media? Suggest reading Noam Chomsky’s Understanding Power… it’s depressing and doesn’t contain solutions to these problems but you’ll better understand our propaganda machine and the power structures that perpetuate our “democracy” (which is not at all a democracy).

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If your’e talking about “Keys to power” and such, I understand the secret reason; the military is what ultimately legitimizes any regime, and it is at their will that any power is consolidated by the government to begin with.
But if they want to play the rhetoric game, and pretend it’s “for the best,” I’m going to call them on it.

One of the comments on the WaPo article was in the nose. It was essentially asking why all the money going toward this farce isn’t instead going to things like VA and other programs that help veterans.


Kelly is really showing us why he’s there. He’s all in for the Trumpist anti-immigration agenda.


What a waste of freaking tax-payer dollars! All for trump’s f’ing ego, NOT honoring the military as he claims; it’s the 'ol dictator’s playbook. :nauseated_face:

The only thing that needs to be “shut-down” is the disgraceful potus.

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It’s all about keeping a white majority in our country for perhaps another 5 years or so. Just saw someone doing the math on this (I forgot who & where, or I’d quote, sorry- that’s the trouble with so many pressing issues at once).

It was an analysis by WaPo, and the delay is anywhere from 1-5 years. This is based on assumptions that Dreamers will be able to stay. And there is a big unknown in how many immigrants will start identifying as non-Hispanic white, as some Latino immigrants have been found to do.

Their methodology is outlined at the end of the article, but a main point:

To adjust those forecasts, we assumed cuts of between 300,000 and 500,000 per year, and we assumed the cuts would be applied proportionally to each race and ethnicity based on their forecast representation in the immigrant population. The 300,000 estimate from NumbersUSA comes from projections of the Trump administration’s plan to cut several kinds of family-based immigration visas — those for siblings (65,000 visas annually), those for adult children (another 50,000) and those for adult parents of immigrants (another 125,000). NumbersUSA also projects a 55,000 reduction in annual visas awarded from the elimination of the diversity visa lottery.


That Bob Dylan rewrite moved me to tears. ;_;

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