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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:11 am 
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I had that eye thing happen once at a New Year’s Eve party. Looked ghoulish for about a week.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:56 am 
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Politicians come and go, but the bureaucracy stays forever and has real power with very little accountability. So yeah, I will take Cheeto Jesus and his daily tweets if that is what it takes to expose and reform the establishment corruption we see on both sides of the political spectrum.


This.

But Trump is still a cunt, and the achievements/'achievements' that are sometimes attributed to him on here are rarely his doing.

And he's clearly (and thankfully) been severely reigned in by Congress.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:51 pm 
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Throwback to when Trump won:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:06 pm 
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Bolton's gone.

<:-P

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Bolton's gone.

<:-P


Dammit! He was my favourite.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:09 pm 
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Trump shouldn't have put him there in the first place.

The 'tache is a huge loss though.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Trump shouldn't have put him there in the first place.

The 'tache is a huge loss though.


Hopefully when he dies, it will be carefully removed and put in a museum.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:22 pm 
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I will miss the 'tache.

And the ominous sense of foreboding.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:54 pm 
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For a small man who likes to order "Fire" a lot, Bolton doesn't seem to like it when the order is applied to him.

Good riddance to the nasty turd. Hope his tache falls off.


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Hope his tache falls off.


Too far Sid. Too far.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Hope his tache falls off.


Too far Sid. Too far.


lol

But then we can all see his quivering upper lip, as he suffers agonies from relevance deprivation syndrome.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 pm 
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Bet he was born with a hair-lip...

Is it hair-lip... Or hare-lip..?

Herr Lipp?

Found out today that "Pennsylvania Dutch" is actually a corruption of "Pennsylvania Deutsch".

No connection to the Netherlands or Dutch people at all.

Just goes to show...

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Bet he was born with a hair-lip...

Is it hair-lip... Or hare-lip..?

Herr Lipp?

Found out today that "Pennsylvania Dutch" is actually a corruption of "Pennsylvania Deutsch".

No connection to the Netherlands or Dutch people at all.

Just goes to show...

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Bolton's gone.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:37 pm 
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

The Imperative to Restore Congressional Powers

by GEORGE OCHENSKI


You have to give President Trump credit for one thing — he has so abused executive authority that even the most conservative members of Congress are now clamoring to restore our vital constitutionally-established checks and balances.

It would hard to find a more conservative member of Congress than Utah’s Republican Sen. Mike Lee. This is the guy who convinced Trump to slash the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument so oil, gas, coal, off-road “wreckreationists” and fossil hunters could ravage the canyons and their fragile ruins of the ancient Anasazi cliff-dwellers.

He’s also the guy leading the charge on trashing the Endangered Species Act and opening more federal lands to resource extraction while supporting even more deregulation of extractive industries.

In other words, Lee should be a hand-in-glove fit for the president’s unconscionable desecration of what’s left of the nation’s natural legacy to boost the wobbly economy and Trump’s dimming re-election chances. But apparently even Lee can only countenance so much abuse, so many misuses of presidential power and, in the end, the radical shifting of billions of already appropriated dollars to build Trump’s wall to circumvent the approval which Congress remains unwilling to provide.

As Lee bluntly put it: “If Congress is troubled by recent emergency declarations made pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, they only have themselves to blame. Congress gave these legislative powers away in 1976 and it is far past time that we as an institution took them back. If we don’t want our president acting like a king we need to start taking back the legislative powers that allow him to do so. The Article One Act will go a long way to restoring the balance of powers in our republic.” According to Lee’s press release, “the bill would automatically end all future emergency declarations made pursuant to the NEA after 30 days unless Congress voted affirmatively to extend the emergency.”

Trump’s abuses of the National Emergencies Act — such as moving troops to the border that would otherwise violate the Posse Comitatus Act prohibiting the use federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies — have opened the eyes of those who previously couldn’t imagine such lawlessness and authoritarianism in an American president. No doubt Lee was provided additional impetus when Trump ripped off more than $100 million in already appropriated funds for military bases in Lee’s home state of Utah.

Trump brought this retaliation against executive abuse on himself and fully deserves the congressional blowback. But it’s also fair to say Congress had best decide whether it wants to continue its budget-busting military spending spree if those dollars wind up going elsewhere based on presidential whim with little regard for the Constitution or law. It’s one thing that senators and representatives regularly line up at the military feeding trough — it’s another to have their pork pulled away by an out-of-control president.

Regardless of what happens with Lee’s bill, the imperative to restore constitutional checks and balances could not be more evident. Currently Lee has 14 co-sponsors in the Senate and they’re all Republicans. Given the total lack of regard Trump has shown Congress, the Constitution and the law, it’s long past time for Democrats and Republicans to stand up together and fight back against this blatant abuse of executive power.

Our founding fathers fought the Revolutionary War to free the “colonies” from the heavy hand of King George and the perils of monarchies. It is imperative that we don’t cede that hard-won victory for democracy to the crazed authoritarian now living in the White House.

George Ochenski is a columnist for the Missoulian, where this essay originally appeared.

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And this week's enemy of the people is...

*checks notes*

Light bulbs.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... ook-orange

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Future Historians are going to have so much fun with this sort of shit.

I fear History is not going to be kind to the Late Stage United States.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Holyman wrote:
Future Historians are going to have so much fun with this sort of shit.

I fear History is not going to be kind to the Late Stage United States.

:|


Ah, but if Trump 'wins' he gets to write history.


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And this week's enemy of the people is...

*checks notes*

Light bulbs.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... ook-orange


I actually thought that was a nice and rare bit of self-deprecation from Trump.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Holyman wrote:
Future Historians are going to have so much fun with this sort of shit.

I fear History is not going to be kind to the Late Stage United States.

:|


Ah, but if Trump 'wins' he gets to write history.


And he will Keep America Great..........KAG!!!


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Foota wrote:
Pred wrote:
And this week's enemy of the people is...

*checks notes*

Light bulbs.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... ook-orange


I actually thought that was a nice and rare bit of self-deprecation from Trump.


I mean it might be funny if he wasn't rolling back a common sense regulation based on literal nonsense (LED bulbs are $1.50 a bulb now and last 10X longer than incandescents - no one uses CFL's anymore).

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Yeah those CFL's sucked but obviously LED is the way... what kind of moron would stick with incandescent bulbs that you have to change constantly and suck way more $$ ?


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Pred wrote:
Foota wrote:
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And this week's enemy of the people is...

*checks notes*

Light bulbs.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... ook-orange


I actually thought that was a nice and rare bit of self-deprecation from Trump.


I mean it might be funny if he wasn't rolling back a common sense regulation based on nonsense (LED bulbs are $1.50 a bulb now and last 10X longer than incandescents - no one uses CFL's anymore).


Now that LED's are competitive even cheaper and better than incadescents, is there any point in keeping this regulation on the books? Most people will buy LED's going forward.

The original CFLs were terrible, had shitty light, didn't last long and were super hazardous to dispose of.


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Yeah those CFL's sucked but obviously LED is the way... what kind of moron would stick with incandescent bulbs that you have to change constantly and suck way more $$ ?


No one will.

So there is no point in keeping this particular regulation on the books. It literally costs tens of millions of dollars each year to have government bureaucrats and agencies police shit like this.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Yeah those CFL's sucked but obviously LED is the way... what kind of moron would stick with incandescent bulbs that you have to change constantly and suck way more $$ ?


No one will.

So there is no point in keeping this particular regulation on the books. It literally costs tens of millions of dollars each year to have government bureaucrats and agencies police shit like this.


Fair enough, but what was teh Donald complaining about then? He's sticking with incandescents so nobody can see how much cheese powder he eats?


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