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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. cassius

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    Oh, I don't know. who's bossing the boss?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/world/europe/putin-trump-syria.html
     
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    Imo Mattis' actions are completely consistent with someone doing what is in the best interest of the country. Of course there were a lot of points where it would have been justifiable for him to have resigned, but as long as he was making a positive difference, staying was justifiable also. When it got to the point where he wasn't being listened to at all and the consequences of that were so bad that resigning would make more of a positive difference than staying, that's what he did.

    He's the Secretary of Defense, which is a lot different than a government bureaucrat or some purely political position in the White House. The consequences for quitting in protest are potentially much greater, which is why this has never happened before.
     
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    She should've retired 8 years ago, this sucks hard
     
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    Worst Xmas drop in history. Trump uses a golf analogy to blame the fed. This is a nightmare for me. I'm retired mainly relying on my IRA's. Guess I'm gonna have to start turking harder. :(

     
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    it will come back, eventually
    (I've 'lost' quite a bit, too :( )
     
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    He only tells the truth...to children
     
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    Hey folks, I've recently gotten into watching former Presidents on talk shows, just rambling on about how the country is today or about small things. So I was curious if there are any interviews out there you regard as worth watching? I'm mainly looking for Obama interviews, but I'll settle for anything that isn't Trump.
     
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    this came to mind https://crooked.com/podcast/obamas-last-interview/

    I bet there is a treasure trove of 70s talk show snippets on youtube (and dailymotion perhaps) but haven't explored that much.

    and edit: I realize that you were probably looking for a lighter piece than that, but I still remember it as being a good interview, so imma leave it. Have you found any compilation playlists of the last few presidents? I have to think there are some floating around out there keeping a catalog of talk show/daytime show clips that are online.
     
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    Looks like the shutdown will continue into 2019.
     
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    People yelling about the Dem 2020 primary season is already frustrating and awful. This is not going to be fun
     
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    it's so awful
     
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