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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject:

Mike Pompeo:

Climate denier.
Largest single recipient of Koch Brothers money.
Extreme war hawk.
Spreader of conspiracy theories.
Leading member of Benghazi committee.
Denied Russian interference until forced to walk it back at CIA.
Member of Trump's transition team and loyal toady.
Distrusted by rank and file CIA while director.
A couple of months ago, met secretly on American soil with the heads of Russian Intelligence who had been barred from this country due to sanctions. Subject of meeting, unknown.

And now Secretary of State for United States of America (if confirmed).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject:

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TUNE IN: Outgoing Sec. of State Rex Tillerson expected to speak at 2 pm after being fired by President Trump this morning


That's about 8 minutes from now...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject:

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Rex Tillerson's top aide, Steve Goldstein, was also fired this morning for "contradicting" the White House timeline of Tillerson's ouster, officials confirm.


Vindictive bastards. Trump people were trying to say Tillerson was notified and Tillerson aide told the media the truth. So they fired him.


BTW, I'll give you three guesses who was in charge of the State Department program to try and stop foreign sponsored propaganda.

Here's a hint: it rhymes with sleeve moldspleen.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject:

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The truth still unclear, but amazing AP report: State officials say Tillerson did receive a call Friday, from John Kelly - but it was only to tell him "there might be a presidential tweet that would concern him."


AP story

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject:

Tillerson speaking:

Tillerson will technically be in place to transition out until March 31st.
Talked to President at noon today from Air Force Once.
Reminds colleagues and others in government that their allegiance is to the Constitution.
Self congratulatory hoo hah for change in US global diplomatic strategy.
U.S. must respond to troubling actions of Russian government. Should Russia continue, they will continue to be isolated.
Will return to private life.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/13/593122414/russian-roulette-authors-seek-to-connect-the-dots-between-trump-and-putin

Sanctions are why they picked Trump

Trump Tower Hotel in Moscow
Fell through because Putin attacked Crimea and Ukraine
Obama sanctioned Russia
Sanctions put hotel on hold

Out political system is a really really terribly run system
Maybe one politician didn't vote for Sanctions
President has power to deny them all?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject:

This is Trump's America.

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'Burn it!': Trump supporters shout after Mexican flag falls from passing car http://lat.ms/2FQQM6c

https://twitter.com/latimes/status/973653510553206784
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
This is Trump's America.

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'Burn it!': Trump supporters shout after Mexican flag falls from passing car http://lat.ms/2FQQM6c

https://twitter.com/latimes/status/973653510553206784



I think Russia helped create these people

How did these Republicans have a Benghazi gate for a hundred years
Yet right before special elections they tell a huge lie to everyone to save our Traitor President

I don't understand life

Nobody can protect us from Putin?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject:

If Manafort has anything on Teflon Don he's gonna give it up. He's 68. Any time in jail is to much for a person that age.

Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison'

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Manafort was hit with a new indictment from Mueller’s team last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, last week.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the trial in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be subject to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., except for medical necessities and appointments, court appearances and other activities approved by the court, including meeting with his counsel and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.


Side note: Does anyone know why Trump has white circles around his eyes. Can't his makeup person darken the white spots? Does he have to keep his eyes closed for some reason?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
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The truth still unclear, but amazing AP report: State officials say Tillerson did receive a call Friday, from John Kelly - but it was only to tell him "there might be a presidential tweet that would concern him."


AP story

::shakes head::


Someone said Trump wanted to fire Tillerson last Friday, while he was still in Africa. So possibly he would have to find his own way home, remember how Trump was furious that Comey caught a govt plane back from being fired while in CA? But Kelly convinced Trump to wait until the SOS was back in the US. Trump was still too much of a coward to tell Tillerson to his face. Petty, small, vindictive and weak man our POTUS is.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
If Manafort has anything on Teflon Don he's gonna give it up. He's 68. Any time in jail is to much for a person that age.

Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison'

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Manafort was hit with a new indictment from Mueller’s team last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, last week.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the trial in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be subject to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., except for medical necessities and appointments, court appearances and other activities approved by the court, including meeting with his counsel and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.


Side note: Does anyone know why Trump has white circles around his eyes. Can't his makeup person darken the white spots? Does he have to keep his eyes closed for some reason?


Goggles from tanning bed...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject:

SweetP wrote:
jodeke wrote:
If Manafort has anything on Teflon Don he's gonna give it up. He's 68. Any time in jail is to much for a person that age.

Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison'

LINK


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Manafort was hit with a new indictment from Mueller’s team last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, last week.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the trial in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be subject to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., except for medical necessities and appointments, court appearances and other activities approved by the court, including meeting with his counsel and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.


Side note: Does anyone know why Trump has white circles around his eyes. Can't his makeup person darken the white spots? Does he have to keep his eyes closed for some reason?


Goggles from tanning bed...

I thought maybe spray tan. His hands don't match his face.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
SweetP wrote:
jodeke wrote:
If Manafort has anything on Teflon Don he's gonna give it up. He's 68. Any time in jail is to much for a person that age.

Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison'

LINK


Quote:
Manafort was hit with a new indictment from Mueller’s team last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, last week.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the trial in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be subject to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., except for medical necessities and appointments, court appearances and other activities approved by the court, including meeting with his counsel and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.


Side note: Does anyone know why Trump has white circles around his eyes. Can't his makeup person darken the white spots? Does he have to keep his eyes closed for some reason?


Goggles from tanning bed...

I thought maybe spray tan. His hands don't match his face.

Yeah, might be that too. Either way a weird look.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject:

So there are also rumors Trump is about to fire McMaster and others he doesn't feel are sufficiently loyal to him personally. Maggie Haberman at the NYT says his rally gave him the feeling that he wants a return to his "Let Trump be Trump" days. Just do what he wants and not let people tell him what to do.

Sadly, because the GOP congress has rubber stamped everything Trump wants and won't impose congressional checks and balances (Trump has paid no price for not imposing Russian sanctions), Trump is left feeling his oats and will give in more and more to his authoritarian impulses. He could try to fire Sessions, then install a loyalist and order them to fire Mueller.

There are no adults left to tell him "no." Everyone in the White House, Cabinet and Congress (except maybe for McCain, Flake and Corker on rare occasions) goes completely mum with each and every crazy, corrupt move he makes.

Only Mueller and some of the judiciary have checked him so far.

Now, only a huge blue wave in November can even begin to constrain some of this ridiculousness.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject:

Seeing reports of heavy turnout in PA-18 Special Election, which likely favors Democrat Carter Lamb. Polls close at 8pm Eastern
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject:

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So there are also rumors Trump is about to fire McMaster and others he doesn't feel are sufficiently loyal to him personally. Maggie Haberman at the NYT says his rally gave him the feeling that he wants a return to his "Let Trump be Trump" days. Just do what he wants and not let people tell him what to do.

Sadly, because the GOP congress has rubber stamped everything Trump wants and won't impose congressional checks and balances (Trump has paid no price for not imposing Russian sanctions), Trump is left feeling his oats and will give in more and more to his authoritarian impulses
. He could try to fire Sessions, then install a loyalist and order them to fire Mueller.

There are no adults left to tell him "no." Everyone in the White House, Cabinet and Congress (except maybe for McCain, Flake and Corker on rare occasions) goes completely mum with each and every crazy, corrupt move he makes.

Only Mueller and some of the judiciary have checked him so far.

Now, only a huge blue wave in November can even begin to constrain some of this ridiculousness.

This is true. It's shameful how and why our elected officials disregard the reason they were elected to office.

Trump has been and will be Trump. What he's done is uncover the greed and self help of those in office. That's very alarming. It seems to allow Donald will get his way most times. That's a frightening thought.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2018/03/13/puppy-dies-3-hour-united-flight-texas-after-owner-told-put-overhead-bin
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Airline spokesman Charles Hobart said United refunded the family's tickets and pet fee.


But

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"She said that she did not know there was a dog in the bag, and if so she never would have instructed it to be put in the bin above," she said.


Dog dies when unprofessional flight attendant tells passenger
To put the bag in overhead storage

United takes responsibility and is investigating

People are too afraid to talk back to airlines for fear of getting kicked off or worse
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject:

SweetP wrote:
jodeke wrote:
SweetP wrote:
jodeke wrote:
If Manafort has anything on Teflon Don he's gonna give it up. He's 68. Any time in jail is to much for a person that age.

Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison'

LINK


Quote:
Manafort was hit with a new indictment from Mueller’s team last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, last week.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the trial in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be subject to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., except for medical necessities and appointments, court appearances and other activities approved by the court, including meeting with his counsel and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.


Side note: Does anyone know why Trump has white circles around his eyes. Can't his makeup person darken the white spots? Does he have to keep his eyes closed for some reason?


Goggles from tanning bed...

I thought maybe spray tan. His hands don't match his face.

Yeah, might be that too. Either way a weird look.


Here's my working theory: Trump had some bad plastic surgery on his face. Clearly, he's had some sort of work done on his face, if you just look at his facial features now as compared to, say, 15-20 years ago. And I think it's a rare occurrence, but I think the surgery somehow took the pigment away from his face and his face is now white as a ghost. Look up pictures of Joan Van Ark before and after plastic surgery, and her face had that white effect as well. So I wonder if Trump has his face spray-tanned--which would explain why sometimes it looks more tan than at other times--and they can't completely get it around the eyes, which accounts for the little bit of whiteness there.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
So there are also rumors Trump is about to fire McMaster and others he doesn't feel are sufficiently loyal to him personally. Maggie Haberman at the NYT says his rally gave him the feeling that he wants a return to his "Let Trump be Trump" days. Just do what he wants and not let people tell him what to do.

Sadly, because the GOP congress has rubber stamped everything Trump wants and won't impose congressional checks and balances (Trump has paid no price for not imposing Russian sanctions), Trump is left feeling his oats and will give in more and more to his authoritarian impulses. He could try to fire Sessions, then install a loyalist and order them to fire Mueller.

There are no adults left to tell him "no." Everyone in the White House, Cabinet and Congress (except maybe for McCain, Flake and Corker on rare occasions) goes completely mum with each and every crazy, corrupt move he makes.

Only Mueller and some of the judiciary have checked him so far.

Now, only a huge blue wave in November can even begin to constrain some of this ridiculousness.


bizarro west wing for sure
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Early Pennsylvania returns

Conor Lamb 7,138 57.%

Rick Saccone 5,174 41.8%
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject:

68% in.

Lamb 51%

Saccone 48%


It's tightening.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject:

Just to refresh my memory, could Manafort not flip on Trump, get sentenced, and then be pardoned by Trump?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject:

Lamb up by 703 votes with 94% in. Looks like Saccone might eke this out.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject:

Now Lamb up by 1,132 with 95% in. They are saying absentee ballots are still being counted, and might take 2 more hours before they finalize all of that.
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