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

  1. cassius

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    He may yet if he doesn't get his way.
     
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  2. Metallica

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    Top comment on a Fox News post about Trump agreeing to temporarily end the shutdown without wall funding. Yeah... weren't they just going on last week about how Trump needs the wall and they stand behind the shutdown until he gets the money?
     
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  3. Sondi

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    @PeachyRider@PeachyRider Ok here are a few of my friend's poems - He is in his 60s and writes 3-4 a week at least, very au courant.

    Usually he links them with articles:

    Rudy G.: “You may think that I’ve lied,
    But St. Peter will be on my side!”
    You preposterous ass!
    If St. Pete lets *you* pass,
    I’d as lief go to Hell when I died.
    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_...OUd6nYaz6nR5_91B2R13sMjlVUc-fUf5mhGmNEnZ7fDbA

    Well, it’s 12, and
    it won’t get much higher.
    So let’s all hunker down by the fire
    And enjoy the freak freeze.
    Why, at moments like these
    All we need is a Climate Denier.

    “I wasn’t to blame for the spat!
    Don’t think I’m a smug, smirking brat!
    The pictures deceived you!”
    I wish I believed you;
    Try ditching the vile racist hat.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtm...2ZlbLHBiMVkTUSkpeaM7x_E5Re-dvKNNJqhQ56uNjbEZg

    That bombshell from BuzzFeed, so shocking,
    Is questioned. Cue gloating and mocking!
    Mock away, witless one.
    It still looks like a gun;
    Remains to be seen if it’s smocking.
    https://www.apnews.com/ebe6be53fb74...WdARgTWpv8np8mJZh5T72TnBc2os3ns1lQw_7Rj4FodtY

    If McConnell’s subservient troop
    Were to give him a kick in the croup,
    Then this logjam would break.
    He’s a worthless old fake,
    But perhaps they could use him for soup.
    https://amp.businessinsider.com/fre...wGwOOZLKB02g6kTMGZ2yvzt83et6GlUH4Z_FNZJMrrcxM
     
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  4. PeachyRider

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    these are nice
    i like how he links each one to an actual news link
    does he have a blog/website of his own?
     
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  5. Sondi

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    Me too - he's very prolific. I wish he had a blog so I could share them more easily! He just posts 'em on Facebook.
     
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  7. jan

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  8. Horse Feathers

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    facepalm.jpg

     
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    Props to Howard Schultz. Moderate dems and leftists have been yelling at each other a lot but he managed to temporarily bring them together so they could all tell him he absolutely sucks.
     
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    There's no future in time travel.

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    I love a good analogy. ;)

     
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  11. Horse Feathers

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    There's no future in time travel.

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    I'm finding that I need humor more now than ever in this madhouse.

     
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  12. jan

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    Senate Republicans appear to be in a panic about President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency to realize his unquenchable fantasy of a big, beautiful wall on the southern border. Republicans are reportedly worried that such a move could divide them, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has delivered that warning to Trump in private conversations.

    Republicans have good reason to be deeply nervous. Here’s why: According to one of the country’s leading experts on national emergencies, it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can trigger a process that could require the GOP-controlled Senate to hold a vote on such a declaration by Trump — which would put Senate Republicans in a horrible political position.
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    Elizabeth Goitein, who has researched this topic extensively for the Brennan Center for Justice, tells me that if Pelosi exercises this option, it will ultimately require the Senate to vote on it in some form as well. The NEA stipulates that if one chamber (Pelosi’s House) passes such a resolution, which it easily could do, the other (McConnell’s Senate) must act on it within a very short time period — forcing GOP senators to choose whether to support it.

    Alternatively, Goitein notes, the Senate could vote not to consider that resolution or change its rules to avoid such a vote. But in those scenarios, the Senate would, in effect, be voting to greenlight Trump’s emergency declaration.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...republicans-heres-how/?utm_term=.ff0cdaf2bb40
     
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    I'm not so sure that it isn't a good thing if he does it. The National Emergencies Act is stupid and should be scrapped or reformed, and this is almost a perfect situation to get that ball rolling.
     
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    That would depend on one's attitude and approach to what constitutes "truth" and reliability. @ChristopherASA@ChristopherASA
    Just wondering if you felt that way when it was anthony weiner?
     
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  17. ChristopherASA

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    I apologize for kinda of jumping on you on the thread: I didn't understand what you were trying to convey. My sincere apologies.

    I'm something of a nut about accuracy in reporting, regardless the type of media. I even question my own beliefs and premises. I work at it. And I'm not even sure if this is an answer to your question. :)
     
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    accepted.:blackeye: i didn't realize i had to be a mod to reply to something that i took political in the political thread. if i replied that way in the other thread they would have told me to move it.:)
     
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    You took something to be political when it, in fact, wasn't.(and wasn't intended to be), unless you believe that everything dealing with honesty and accuracy is inherently "political."
     
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