1. #31781
    Quote Originally Posted by Thepersona View Post
    Thanks a lot! Shit's been wild here. People of all of the political spectrum and societal spectrum is protesting (barring some extreme right wing people, like my parents ffs). In Santiago there're like 5 or 6 massive protests going on ATM. The political class has been blinsdided in an epic way. They don't know what to do, and are aware that they're the cause of this crap.
    Its wild because i was in Chile 3 years ago on vacation. Pucón was wonderful it is a shame that the protests have taken over but again i hope they get what they need to ease the lives they have had to suffer from. Austerity has not been welcomed at all in South America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelleria View Post
    Trump is reportedly looking at replacements to Mulvaney.
    Three people being floated are *drumrolls*
    • Jared Kushner
    • Kellyanne Conway
    • Matthew Whitaker

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...KBN1X02DG?il=0

    Remember Whitiker? The stooge that replaced Sessions as acting Attorney General.
    He is literally running out of people to appoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    He is literally running out of people to appoint.
    He can't find people.

    I mean, purely objectively, this cannot last with the Trump Administration. It already WAS a skeleton crew. Now it's... I'm not sure what the term is. He can't fill positions. People don't want to work for him. His Administration is losing people far faster than it is replacing.

    It factually cannot continue for another 5 years. They'll have to start making the janitors the Acting Secretarys.
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    Sigh...the headline says it all.

    Graham and Fox News expert showed Trump a map to change his mind about Syria withdrawal

    Basically, they pointed to Syria's oil, and pointed at Iran, and said "if we lose, Iran will go get this Syria oil."

    Oh, the funny part? The FOX News guy had to do it twice. Oct 8 and Oct 14. Graham was only on the second take.

    No-one is above the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeezusisacasual View Post
    Its wild because i was in Chile 3 years ago on vacation. Pucón was wonderful it is a shame that the protests have taken over but again i hope they get what they need to ease the lives they have had to suffer from. Austerity has not been welcomed at all in South America.
    Yeah... we have curfews.. You know, the crap that was done regularly when we were in a fucking dictatorship. People have been killed by the military, and the police, and the cases of police abuse are rampant (injury, attempted rape, sexual assault, etc).
    they had snipers stationed, targeting protesters, and they went away just after they were shown in a newschannel...live.


    That's in part why i'm asking for people to give me (if possible, please c: ) a rundown of what's been happening the past week, as i've benn busy and with my mind in here.
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  6. #31786
    Quote Originally Posted by Skroe View Post
    It factually cannot continue for another 5 years. They'll have to start making the janitors the Acting Secretarys.
    Considering Trump just found out there are limits to who he can appoint as an "acting" head, I don't think janitors will be eligible.

    I eagerly anticipate the White House job fairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepersona View Post
    Yeah... we have curfews.. You know, the crap that was done regularly when we were in a fucking dictatorship. People have been killed by the military, and the police, and the cases of police abuse are rampant (injury, attempted rape, sexual assault, etc).
    they had snipers stationed, targeting protesters, and they went away just after they were shown in a newschannel...live.
    Good god i feel for you guys. I hope that this ends well for the mass population less so for the political class.

  8. #31788
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Where did all his babysitters go?
    Well, Trump is trying to get rid of another one, so, probably hiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Oh, by the way, this just happened:

    *snip*

    Yep, that's a birthday card to Netanyahu right there. In Sharpie.
    You are what? I can't figure out what that says. It looks like "qziat".

    Quote Originally Posted by Skroe View Post
    They'll have to start making the janitors the Acting Secretarys.
    Or he could fly down to Mississippi (or another red state) and start offering cabinet posts to random MAGAhats.

    Warning : Above post may contain snark and/or sarcasm. Try reparsing with the /s argument before replying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masark View Post
    You are what? I can't figure out what that says. It looks like "qziat".



    Or he could fly down to Mississippi (or another red state) and start offering cabinet posts to random MAGAhats.
    Wonder if he could pardon the terrorist that sent bombs to people to be his next chief of staff.

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    FOX News admits Trump's attacks on the media are a problem.

    Turns out, we're part of the media
    Okay okay, here's the real quote.

    “I think it's a problem. I don't love – that's a bad phrase. I think it's – we're all trying to do our job,” Bret Baier said on CBS Tuesday when asked about Trump’s referring to mainstream media outlets as “the enemy of the people.”

    "I think it's part of the deal, as you guys know. Listen, we're trying to call balls and strikes. If we can do that every day, be fair to him, but also cover the news fairly to all sides, that's what I'm trying to do," Baier said, adding that the network takes the broadsides “in stride.”
    See, there's your problem, right there.

    "The bolded is FOX News lying?"

    No. Well, maybe. But the bolded is, being fair means calling out Trump for his mistakes. For which, Trump calls you the enemy of the people, a traitor, and that you're lynching him.

    No-one is above the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    FOX News admits Trump's attacks on the media are a problem.



    Okay okay, here's the real quote.



    See, there's your problem, right there.

    "The bolded is FOX News lying?"

    No. Well, maybe. But the bolded is, being fair means calling out Trump for his mistakes. For which, Trump calls you the enemy of the people, a traitor, and that you're lynching him.
    So it took losing Shepard Smith for them to finally be like, "maybe we're part of the mainstream media too "

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    He is literally running out of people to appoint.
    Makes you wonder why Meat Loaf and Gary Busey have repeatedly turned down these jobs. And that they might have more integrity than the previous holders. ie, Trump only attracts the criminal element.

    As such, the next candidates that promises to investigate *every* Trump appointee will have my vote. There needs to be a serious anti-corruption investigations and prosecutions. IF there's any chance of restoring faith in government.

    These people shouldn't be allowed just to stake their way to Ellen's couch or a guest spot on The View.

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    I'm fairly certain at this point that the suspected leverage over Graham is a real thing. The guys is trash to be sure, but the "stuff" everyone in DC knows he's done is the only way I can explain all of his behavior.

    Only question is, does Trump know and is using it to keep Graham on a leash or is someone else doing that for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    I'm fairly certain at this point that the suspected leverage over Graham is a real thing. The guys is trash to be sure, but the "stuff" everyone in DC knows he's done is the only way I can explain all of his behavior.

    Only question is, does Trump know and is using it to keep Graham on a leash or is someone else doing that for him?
    They probably have him caught in a compromising situation with some male escort or something. That or pedophilia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    They probably have him caught in a compromising situation with some male escort or something. That or pedophilia.
    Because the universe has a sense of humor and a symmetry to it, I'm going to guess it was with a subordinate or Congressional pages.

    Because what Season 3 of this terrible miniseries we're all living in truly needs is the plot twist of Lindsey-fucking-Graham to be destroyed by the thing he played an active part in Impeaching Bill Clinton for.

    But more seriously, I just thing Graham is a reptile, who doesn't want to be primaried from his right. When McCain was a great leader among Republicans, he was a sidekick. When McCain died, he dropped him because dead men do him no favors. And now that Trump is the great leader, he's trying to find a new patron.
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    Susan Rice telling it like it is.

    Susan Rice: Lindsey Graham is "a piece of shit"

    "Right, because Lindsey Graham isn't just a piece of shit now," Vietor said before Rice interrupted.

    "He's been a piece of shit," she said. "He's a piece of shit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by szechuan View Post
    Susan Rice telling it like it is.
    LOL, the best part.
    "Susan Rice, who was a disaster to President Obama as National Security Advisor, is now telling us her opinion on what to do in Syria. Remember RED LINE IN THE SAND? That was Obama. Millions killed! No thanks Susan, you were a disaster," Trump tweeted.

    Rice later responded to the president on Twitter, writing: "Then why did you come up and hug me at 2015 WHCD when I’d never met you (which was totally gross) and whisper in my ear that I had been 'very unfairly treated' over Benghazi and 'was doing a great job for the country'?"
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    It’s official. The US has achieved quantum supremacy!
    In a collaboration between the Trump Admin, @google and UC Santa Barbara, quantum computer Sycamore has completed a calculation and 3 min 20 sec that would take about 10,000 years for a classical comp. #QIS
    https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/stat...906546177?s=19

    Well we are here folks. I guess Trump actually was personally responsible for a scientific breakthrough.

    For some of you please look at Ivanka's replies. They are pretty great.

    Great now we can keep track of the national debt!
    Finally, a way to calculate your family's crimes.
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  20. #31800
    Quote Originally Posted by Shon237 View Post
    https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/stat...906546177?s=19

    Well we are here folks. I guess Trump actually was personally responsible for a scientific breakthrough.

    For some of you please look at Ivanka's replies. They are pretty great.
    I should be annoyed that she believes this is something that the Trumps had a hand in in any way, but really I'm just annoyed at "classical comp". I don't know why, but that annoys the piss out of me.

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