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#122

Sounds like they have similar life goals

Waldman, much like her alleged boyfriend, has a long history of being an asshole. Here’s just one fun story: in 2012, when Waldman was in student government at the University of Florida, she came under fire when she and another student were seen throwing away hundreds of copies of the school’s newspaper the evening before student government elections. The front-page of that edition was the news of the head football coach’s endorsement of a candidate from the party opposing Waldman’s Unite Party. Other students were dismayed when she not only faced no consequences for her actions, but remained in student government.


(David Bythewood) #123

As part of Betsy Devos’ “Back to School” tour, she is promoting a Catholic school that bans transgender staff and students.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/betsy-devos-transgender-students_n_5d826487e4b0849d472247ff?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Trump Admin Grants First Lion Trophy Import Permit Since Listed as Threatened


#124

Yup…Military too…all falling in line. All TBD.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article235279797.html

At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander in chief.

The unit is planning a gala to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the Marines’ founding at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach on Nov. 16, according to a posting on the events website Evensi.

“It’s a work in progress,” said a Marine who picked up the phone late Thursday at the drill center of the 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) in West Palm Beach. “We are planning on Mar-a-Lago but nothing is set in stone. We booked it but there were complications involved. … It’s just money and some other things. We’re doing our best.”


#125

#126

Brutal to witness the mouthpiece that is T

I joined as the president was explaining at length how powerful the concrete was. Very powerful, it turns out. It was unlike any wall ever built, incorporating the most advanced “concrete technology”. It was so exceptional that would-be wall-builders from three unnamed countries had visited to learn from it.

There were inner tubes in the wall that were also filled with concrete, poured in via funnels, and also “rebars” so the wall would withstand anyone attempting to cut through it with a blowtorch.

The wall went very deep and could not be burrowed under. Prototypes had been tested by 20 “world-class mountain climbers – That’s all they do, they love to climb mountains”, who had been unable to scale it.

It was also “wired, so that we will know if somebody is trying to break through”, although one of the attending officials declined a presidential invitation to discuss this wiring further, saying, “Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing it”, which the president said was a “very good answer”.

The wall was “amazing”, “world class”, “virtually impenetrable” and also “a good, strong rust colour” that could later be painted. It was designed to absorb heat, so it was “hot enough to fry an egg on”. There were no eggs to hand, but the president did sign his name on it and spoke for so long the TV feed eventually cut away, promising to return if news was ever made.

In writing about this not-especially-important or unusual press conference I’ve run into what US reporters must encounter every day

He did, at one point, concede that would-be immigrants, unable to scale, burrow, blow torch or risk being burned, could always walk around the incomplete structure, but that would require them walking a long way. This seemed to me to be an important point, but the monologue quickly returned to the concrete.


In most circumstances, presenting information in as intelligible a form as possible is what we are trained for. But the shock I felt hearing half an hour of unfiltered meanderings from the president of the United States made me wonder whether the editing does our readers a disservice.

I’ve read so many stories about his bluster and boasting and ill-founded attacks, I’ve listened to speeches and hours of analysis, and yet I was still taken back by just how disjointed and meandering the unedited president could sound. Here he was trying to land the message that he had delivered at least something towards one of his biggest campaign promises and sounding like a construction manager with some long-winded and badly improvised sales lines.

I’d understood the dilemma of normalising Trump’s ideas and policies – the racism, misogyny and demonisation of the free press. But watching just one press conference from Otay Mesa helped me understand how the process of reporting about this president can mask and normalise his full and alarming incoherence.

• Lenore Taylor is the editor of Guardian Australia.


#127

President Donald Trump on Monday revived his beef with the selection committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize, claiming that the process is rigged against him.

Speaking to reporters before a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump asserted that “I would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t.”

It’s rigged folks, it’s rigged. :smirk:


#128

“When I took over the United States…”


(David Bythewood) #129

Laura Ingraham’s brother keeping sibling rivalry AND bold integrity alive.
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#130

WTF WTF WTF #MeanOldManOrWorse


#131

I can’t even…


(David Bythewood) #132

Can anybody explain why Devin Nunes is fixated on nude pictures of Donald Trump? Anybody?


#133

T calling all Evangelicals…invoking demagoguery logic…oh he’s digging for support.

Thx Jon Favreau (Pod Saves America)

*** Update And a Rebuke from a R

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) on Sunday criticized President Trump for quoting a pastor saying impeachment could trigger a “Civil War-like fracture” in the country.

“I have visited nations ravaged by civil war,” Kinzinger tweeted.

“I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.”

The rare rebuke from a Republican member of Congress came in response to Trump tweeting a quote from Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox News.


#134

Kurt Anderson, former Publisher of Spy Magazine where T was regularly skewered.


#135

And here’s some of the vile language Trump is dishing up to the nation. I believe a rat would show more class than the current President of the United States:

Ed Henry just got his ASS handed to him by Mark Levin. link

Mark Levin ripped Ed Henry a new one. link [Deleted by Trump - see note below]

Mark Levin sure put that lying shit head Ed Henry in his place didn’t he? link

UPDATE: Trump deleted the second tweet above. It can be seen in the Trump Twitter Archive which preserves his deleted tweets. See Sep 29, 2019 09:13:21 AM in that archive.


#136

:100: vilr

T’s rage knows no bounds…

And those alternativw ‘news’ facts by F&F’s Levin goes to T’s sweet spot - the facts needs reframing. How dare they accuse me of some ‘nothing’ allegations? …They are wrong…All those Dems and media groups who fixate on me just help me ramp up my victimhood… (My Words but imagining his headspace) :exploding_head:


(David Bythewood) #137

Conservative commentator Karyn Turk admits to stealing mom’s Social Security

Instead of using $17,300 in government checks to pay for the care of her mother who was ravaged by dementia, Turk used the money for herself, a federal attorney said.


#138

(David Bythewood) #139

Such class.

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign sent dinner to Bernie Sanders staffers after his heart procedure

“The team is very grateful (and started with the cookies first).”


#140

That’s how Democrats roll.


#141

And there is a web address for it… https://crazyrudylaw.com/ which if you click on it, will lead you to an Instagram parody site. WTF