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Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:34 pm
by Rugby2023
Turbogoat wrote:Recent tweet from the Stable Genius
Donald J. Trump

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@realDonaldTrump
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Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling.
And people say he doesn't call out Russian meddling. :)

"Crooked H" :lol:

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:36 pm
by Bullettyme
Rugby2023 wrote: And people say he doesn't call out Russian meddling. :)

"Crooked H" :lol:
He doesn't really though, he blames Obama, he doesn't blame who was actually responsible.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:46 pm
by paddyor
Sam Nunberg (former advisor and Stone apprentice) had a meltdown on 2-3 different channels about his grand jury subpaoena. Quite funny.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:55 pm
by SecretAgentMan
paddyor wrote:Sam Nunberg (former advisor and Stone apprentice) had a meltdown on 2-3 different channels about his grand jury subpaoena. Quite funny.
“I think it would be funny if they arrest me.”

This will definitely end well for him. :lol:

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:00 pm
by Hong Kong
Turbogoat wrote:Recent tweet from the Stable Genius
Donald J. Trump

Verified account

@realDonaldTrump
4h4 hours ago
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Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling.
🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
It’s farking surreal. So there WAS interference but just not by the Orange shitgibbon and his party of buffoons? And how many of Obama’s lot have been arrested, charged and even admitted guilt in court compared to, let’s say, his own staff?

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 pm
by Santa
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's peddling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:40 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's pedaling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Cause if they iniated it to help Hillary, why didn't they actually do anything with it to help Hillary?

Unless you don't think publicising the fact that at least two prominent former members of Trump's team (Manafort & Page) were under active investigation by intellegence services for links to a foreign power would have cost Trump votes.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:48 pm
by Santa
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's pedaling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Cause if they iniated it to help Hillary, why didn't they actually do anything with it to help Hillary?

Unless you don't think publicising the fact that at least two prominent former members of Trump's team (Manafort & Page) were under active investigation by intellegence services for links to a foreign power would have cost Trump votes.
The FISA court might have taken a dim view of that. Anyway that whole line doesn't hang together as far as I can see.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:56 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's pedaling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Cause if they iniated it to help Hillary, why didn't they actually do anything with it to help Hillary?

Unless you don't think publicising the fact that at least two prominent former members of Trump's team (Manafort & Page) were under active investigation by intellegence services for links to a foreign power would have cost Trump votes.
The FISA court might have taken a dim view of that. Anyway that whole line doesn't hang together as far as I can see.
Yeah, but if the object was to aid Hillary rather than actually pursue a conviction, the FISA court doesn't matter all that much.

There are a bunch of reasons why the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary doesn't hold water, but for me the fact that anyone connected to it never did a damn thing to actually try and influence the election is the most obvious and clear.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:31 am
by Santa
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's pedaling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Cause if they iniated it to help Hillary, why didn't they actually do anything with it to help Hillary?

Unless you don't think publicising the fact that at least two prominent former members of Trump's team (Manafort & Page) were under active investigation by intellegence services for links to a foreign power would have cost Trump votes.
The FISA court might have taken a dim view of that. Anyway that whole line doesn't hang together as far as I can see.
Yeah, but if the object was to aid Hillary rather than actually pursue a conviction, the FISA court doesn't matter all that much.

There are a bunch of reasons why the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary doesn't hold water, but for me the fact that anyone connected to it never did a damn thing to actually try and influence the election is the most obvious and clear.
I think you might be undermining your position there. it is conceivable, for example, that the investigation might have been started to do both: help and convict.

if so there woulld be contradictory imperatives in play at different times.

I was going to say more but I ran out of energy for this.

back to what did Trump tweet next watch.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:35 am
by Jay Cee Gee
Santa wrote:
I think you might be undermining your position there. it is conceivable, for example, that the investigation might have been started to do both: help and convict.

if so there woulld be contradictory imperatives in play at different times.

I was going to say more but I ran out of energy for this.

back to what did Trump tweet next watch.
If there were conflicting imperatives at play, how come on of those imperatives seems to have been completely ignored?

Simple question - can you name a single instance where the investigation or any information gleaned from it was used to aid Hillary's election campaign?

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:43 am
by Kiwias
paddyor wrote:Sam Nunberg (former advisor and Stone apprentice) had a meltdown on 2-3 different channels about his grand jury subpaoena. Quite funny.
The guy is certifiable.

https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/fo ... d_nn_tw_ma

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:05 am
by houtkabouter
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:
I think you might be undermining your position there. it is conceivable, for example, that the investigation might have been started to do both: help and convict.

if so there woulld be contradictory imperatives in play at different times.

I was going to say more but I ran out of energy for this.

back to what did Trump tweet next watch.
If there were conflicting imperatives at play, how come on of those imperatives seems to have been completely ignored?

Simple question - can you name a single instance where the investigation or any information gleaned from it was used to aid Hillary's election campaign?
That time when Comey dropped the email stuff about Crooked H days before the election was incredibly helpful to Hillary.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:02 am
by paddyor
So how much of what Nunberg has said will be in-admissable(he was having a break down - this is not normal behaviour) / questionable.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:08 am
by paddyor
paddyor wrote:So how much of what Nunberg has said will be in-admissable(he was having a break down - this is not normal behaviour) / questionable.
Stephen Gutowski
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27m27 minutes ago

Oh man. This is spiraling out of control. Erin Burnet says she smells alcohol on Sam Nunberg's breath.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:09 am
by paddyor
He f**ked up somewhere.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 am
by Kiwias
He sounded almost suicidal.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:24 am
by Jay Cee Gee
Anyone care to take odds on Nunberg dying from Polonium poisoning?

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 am
by paddyor

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:10 am
by paddyor
Jill Colvin
‏Verified account @colvinj
31m31 minutes ago

Sam now seems to be rethinking his bluster, tells me he'll likely end up cooperating with Mueller's team, but would like to see the subpoena's scope narrowed

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:20 am
by Turbogoat
SecretAgentMan wrote:
paddyor wrote:Sam Nunberg (former advisor and Stone apprentice) had a meltdown on 2-3 different channels about his grand jury subpaoena. Quite funny.
“I think it would be funny if they arrest me.”

This will definitely end well for him. :lol:
:lol:

Just listening to his phonecall with CNN now... just a little unhinged there.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:24 am
by Turbogoat
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's peddling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Trump himself peddled it in the previously quoted, well thought out tweet.
"Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win."

You'll have to check with him the logic behind it all.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:39 am
by Dubh01
Turbogoat wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:
paddyor wrote:Sam Nunberg (former advisor and Stone apprentice) had a meltdown on 2-3 different channels about his grand jury subpaoena. Quite funny.
“I think it would be funny if they arrest me.”

This will definitely end well for him. :lol:
:lol:

Just listening to his phonecall with CNN now... just a little unhinged there.
If he doesn't turn up...Mueller's team will be knocking/picking his lock early one morning soon (think what happened to Manafort.) Then they will happily track all his emails and phone records from his confiscated appliances.
Whilst he's sitting in a cell somewhere. Going to end very well for him all right.
:nod:

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:09 am
by Ted.
Turbogoat wrote:
Santa wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Also, the narrative that the investigation was initiated to help Crooked H win is kind of undercut by the fact that no one mentioned it till after the election.....

I don't particularly care for the idea that the investigation was started to help Hillary win - who's peddling that by the way - but for arguments sake how do you figure that works? How does not mentioning it until after the election undercut the claim? If we assume that it was initiated for that purpose the matter of when it was mentioned is irrelevant.
Trump himself peddled it in the previously quoted, well thought out tweet.
"Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win."

You'll have to check with him the logic behind it all.
He's gone quiet on you.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:17 am
by penguin
Of all the arseholes on (or formerly on) the Trump bandwagon I think Nunberg is my new favourite. That is some absolutely top grade melting down. I look forward to hearing more from this man, although I suspect it's going to be tough to top this effort.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:18 pm
by Turbogoat
penguin wrote:Of all the arseholes on (or formerly on) the Trump bandwagon I think Nunberg is my new favourite. That is some absolutely top grade melting down. I look forward to hearing more from this man, although I suspect it's going to be tough to top this effort.
Is 'Nunberg' the way GWB would pronounce 'Nothingburger'?

As in, "Yo, Blair, so ya think these WMDs in Iraw a a nunberg or what?"

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:07 pm
by Deadtigers
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/key-epa-ai ... e-clients/

A key aide to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been granted permission to make extra money moonlighting for private clients whose identities are being kept secret.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:49 pm
by The Man Without Fear
Swamp draining at its finest.

Boss Tweed would stare in disbelief at the audacity of this administration.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:53 pm
by saffer13
Have the anti-trumpers been able to give the Orange one some credit on his "conversation with a GOP rep about the NRA and gun purchasing age yet?

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:05 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
Some of the things he's said about gun control are a very small step in the right direction, sure.

But there are a couple of qualifiers of course -

1 - He's a compulsive liar and you can't accept any assurances or claims at face value.
2 - The gun control debate is so f'ed up that even if he had a genuine desire to do something (and I don't believe he has any desire to do anything that doesn't directly benefit him) he'd probably by stymied by the GOP & NRA lobbyists. It would take a great deal of dedication, patience and will for a president to actually achieve something meaningful on that front and while Trump has a great deal of will, he has miniscule levels of the other two attributes.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 pm
by saffer13

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:57 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
Yeah, see that's so over the top and reactive that you can basically just dismiss it as Blowhard Trump talking shit again. It's essentially worthless because it's entirely a reaction to whatever he heard in the meeting or just beforehand and he'll change his mind 5 minutes later.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm
by Bullettyme
It's him talking to an audience and he's been flattered beforehand. He might actually think that, I don't know, I suspect he might actually be kind of sane when it comes to guns, but he just loves playing to an audience.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm
by saffer13
:lol:

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:10 pm
by Jay Cee Gee
A quick google suggests he's already said something entirely different in another meeting.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... president/

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:12 pm
by Bowens
Most people from NYC, or any big city, aren't going to be pro-NRA. That's just a fact.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:16 pm
by Taranaki Snapper
67 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
33 rules have been overturned:
Flood building standards
Proposed ban on a potentially harmful pesticide
Freeze on new coal leases on public lands
Methane reporting requirement
Anti-dumping rule for coal companies
Decision on Keystone XL pipeline
Decision on Dakota Access pipeline
Third-party settlement funds
Offshore drilling ban in the Atlantic and Arctic
Ban on seismic air gun testing in the Atlantic
Northern Bering Sea climate resilience plan
Royalty regulations for oil, gas and coal
Inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions in environmental reviews
Permit-issuing process for new infrastructure projects
Green Climate Fund contributions
Endangered species listings
Hunting ban on wolves and grizzly bears in Alaska
Protections for whales and sea turtles
Reusable water bottles rule for national parks
National parks climate order
Environmental mitigation for federal projects
Calculation for “social cost” of carbon
Planning rule for public lands
Copper filter cake listing as hazardous waste
Mine cleanup rule
Sewage treatment pollution regulations
Ban on use of lead ammunition on federal lands
Restrictions on fishing
Fracking regulations on public lands
Migratory bird protections
Department of Interior climate policies
Rule regulating industrial polluters
Safety standards for “high hazard” trains

24 rollbacks are in progress:
Clean Power Plan
Paris climate agreement
Car and truck fuel-efficiency standards
Offshore oil and gas leasing
Status of 10 national monuments
Status of 12 marine areas
Limits on toxic discharge from power plants
Coal ash discharge regulations
Emissions standards for new, modified and reconstructed power plants
Emissions rules for power plant start-up and shutdown
Sage grouse habitat protections
Regulations on oil and gas drilling in some national parks
Oil rig safety regulations
Regulations for offshore oil and gas exploration by floating vessels
Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Hunting method regulations in Alaska
Requirement for tracking emissions on federal highways
Emissions standards for trailers and glider kits
Limits on methane emissions on public lands
Permitting process for air-polluting plants
Use of birds in subsistence handicrafts
Coal dust rule
Haze rule for national parks
Review process for forest restoration projects

10 rollbacks are in limbo:
Wetland and tributary protections
Methane emission limits at new oil and gas wells
Limits on landfill emissions
Mercury emission limits for power plants
Hazardous chemical facility regulations
Groundwater protections for uranium mines
Efficiency standards for appliances
Efficiency standards for federal buildings
Rule helping consumers buy fuel-efficient tires
Aircraft emissions standards
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... ersed.html

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:25 pm
by guy smiley
The Man Without Fear wrote:Swamp draining at its finest.

Boss Tweed would stare in disbelief at the audacity of this administration.
Boss Hogg, on the other hand, would be applauding with his chicken free hand.

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:40 pm
by The Man Without Fear
Taranaki Snapper wrote:
67 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
33 rules have been overturned:
Flood building standards
Proposed ban on a potentially harmful pesticide
Freeze on new coal leases on public lands
Methane reporting requirement
Anti-dumping rule for coal companies
Decision on Keystone XL pipeline
Decision on Dakota Access pipeline
Third-party settlement funds
Offshore drilling ban in the Atlantic and Arctic
Ban on seismic air gun testing in the Atlantic
Northern Bering Sea climate resilience plan
Royalty regulations for oil, gas and coal
Inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions in environmental reviews
Permit-issuing process for new infrastructure projects
Green Climate Fund contributions
Endangered species listings
Hunting ban on wolves and grizzly bears in Alaska
Protections for whales and sea turtles
Reusable water bottles rule for national parks
National parks climate order
Environmental mitigation for federal projects
Calculation for “social cost” of carbon
Planning rule for public lands
Copper filter cake listing as hazardous waste
Mine cleanup rule
Sewage treatment pollution regulations
Ban on use of lead ammunition on federal lands
Restrictions on fishing
Fracking regulations on public lands
Migratory bird protections
Department of Interior climate policies
Rule regulating industrial polluters
Safety standards for “high hazard” trains

24 rollbacks are in progress:
Clean Power Plan
Paris climate agreement
Car and truck fuel-efficiency standards
Offshore oil and gas leasing
Status of 10 national monuments
Status of 12 marine areas
Limits on toxic discharge from power plants
Coal ash discharge regulations
Emissions standards for new, modified and reconstructed power plants
Emissions rules for power plant start-up and shutdown
Sage grouse habitat protections
Regulations on oil and gas drilling in some national parks
Oil rig safety regulations
Regulations for offshore oil and gas exploration by floating vessels
Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Hunting method regulations in Alaska
Requirement for tracking emissions on federal highways
Emissions standards for trailers and glider kits
Limits on methane emissions on public lands
Permitting process for air-polluting plants
Use of birds in subsistence handicrafts
Coal dust rule
Haze rule for national parks
Review process for forest restoration projects

10 rollbacks are in limbo:
Wetland and tributary protections
Methane emission limits at new oil and gas wells
Limits on landfill emissions
Mercury emission limits for power plants
Hazardous chemical facility regulations
Groundwater protections for uranium mines
Efficiency standards for appliances
Efficiency standards for federal buildings
Rule helping consumers buy fuel-efficient tires
Aircraft emissions standards
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... ersed.html
Make America Filthy Again!

Puts me in mind of what Doc Holliday says in Tombstone.
A man like Ringo has a great empty hole through the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.
And what's worse is that is it far, far easier to destroy regulations than it is to reinstate them given the depth of the pockets of those who are affected in the two scenarios.

Pure scum. History will judge them in the harshest fashion.