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  • https://twitter.com/JoaquinCastrotx/...79685431648259

    Joaquin Castro is not pleased...
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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    • The Times is getting railed for their passive headline about the DOJ. Can they do anything right?
      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
      -aparch

      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
      -INCH

      Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
      -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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      • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
        Pretty sure that is not how this works...
        It is when intimidation and right-wing media bullying is your goal.

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        • https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...es/ar-BB18R04f

          This is an amazing feat—how did the campaign blow through nearly $1 billion to so little effect?—yet also inevitable. The Trump 2020 campaign seems to be running on the same principle as many of the president’s commercial endeavors: Trump gets richer, while other people’s money gets lit on fire. This was how some of the president’s real-estate ventures and casinos operated, and so it’s unsurprising that it’s how he’s chosen to run his campaign—and the country.
          As Eric Lipton reports in The New York Times, Trump has spent nearly $60 million of campaign money on legal bills. Candidates need good lawyering, of course, but this number far outstrips other campaigns’ tabs because the president has drawn on political fundraising to foot the bill for his litigiousness, to pay attorneys to represent him in investigations by House Democrats and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and to pay for the defense of aides who have been swept into legal inquiries in his various scandals.

          There are also multiple former aides who have been hired by the Trump campaign or the Republican National Committee after leaving the White House. Omarosa Manigault Newman claims that when she left the administration, she was offered a $15,000-a-month no-show job to keep her happy and quiet. She is not the most reliable source, but other former White House aides have taken a similar path, including a former bodyguard, Keith Schiller, and a body man, John McEntee, who was fired amid a fraud investigation but, because irony is dead, has since returned as head of personnel for the White House.

          Some costs come from sops to the president’s fragile ego. The campaign has spent more than $1 million on ads in the District of Columbia so that Trump will see them, even though neither D.C. nor Virginia nor Maryland is likely competitive in November. It also shelled out $11 million for Super Bowl ads in order to go toe-to-toe with Michael Bloomberg. The campaign also spent more than $100,000 on magnetic pouches for cellphones, to keep fundraiser attendees from recording and leaking the president’s private remarks. This may spare the president some embarrassment—though he’d probably get more benefit from a magnetic pouch around his own phone, keeping him from his Twitter account—but it’s a dubious use of campaign resources.

          Even more questionable is the cash that the Trump campaign has not just wasted, but has directed to Trump. Forbes reported that the campaign had paid $2.3 million of donor money to the Trump Organization for things like food, lodging, and rent. That includes $380,000 in just two days in March. The RNC has spent more than $17 million at Trump properties since 2016.

          That’s a nice surge of revenue for the president from his own campaign—or rather, from his donors—and one enabled by the fact that, unlike other presidents, he did not divest from his business interests upon taking office. Trump could waive a fee for these costs, or offer discounts; he’s the only one legally allowed to make that sort of in-kind donation. But he has not.
          More important, this profiteering is how Trump has run the country as well. The economy is in shambles; the unemployment rate is high, and signs of more danger are on the horizon. The stock market, a rare bright spot, has taken a beating recently. The federal deficit is at record levels—in part because of much-needed COVID-related spending, though Trump had driven it up, including with tax cuts for wealthy people like himself, even when the economy was good.

          But Trump is doing okay. In addition to the RNC and campaign spending coming his way, there’s also the business at hotels like the Trump International in Washington, which has become a magnet for foreign officials seeking to curry favor. There are also the charges to the federal government to use his facilities when he visits them, which are frequent. The Washington Post calculates that the government has paid Trump more than $900,000, including charges like room rates of $650 a night for Secret Service agents.

          Trump likes to boast that he donates his presidential paycheck, but don’t worry—if you pay taxes in the U.S., you’re still paying him. It’s like he told Chris Wallace in 2015: He’s doing a great job for his company, himself, his employees, and his family. For campaign donors and taxpayers? Not everyone can win.
          Last edited by rufus; 09-09-2020, 08:09 AM.
          What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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          • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
            Justice dept is now defending Trump in his rape case

            what
            in
            the
            actual
            ****

            https://mobile.twitter.com/BLaw/stat...39419911933960
            Yep. Welcome to the Fascist State.
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            Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
            Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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            • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
              The Times is getting railed for their passive headline about the DOJ. Can they do anything right?
              Nope.
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              Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
              Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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              • https://twitter.com/ajaykaul10/statu...76689037529088

                So do I. Too bad Trump tore it down.
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                Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                  “We don’t need someone who is warm and cuddly,” she said.

                  Another Trumpster undoubtedly abused by her father as a child.
                  Abuse is passed down like the other pillars of conservatism -- evangelism (i.e., misogyny and homophobia), gun fondling, racism, Republican partisanship, and educational failure.

                  The failed state of the right aggregates from the failed families of right wingers.

                  Last edited by Kepler; 09-09-2020, 11:31 AM.
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                  • Trump intentionally downplayed virus.

                    Weeks before "15 down to 0" he was already talking about it being five times as deadly. There are tapes.

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                    • https://twitter.com/TheDemCoalition/...46241784938499

                      Nice job preventing a panic you fat, worthless piece of crap.

                      This should be in every ad from now til November.
                      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                      -aparch

                      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                      -INCH

                      Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                      -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                      • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                        Trump intentionally downplayed virus.

                        Weeks before "15 down to 0" he was already talking about it being five times as deadly. There are tapes.
                        Conservatives will find a way to relieve the cognitive dissonance.

                        1. The tapes are fake that's not his voice.
                        2. Snipped out of context.
                        3. Of course he played it down he was avoiding mass panic -- it makes him a hero.
                        4. It doesn't matter, Jesus is riding that comet that's going to hit us Election Eve.


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                        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                          Trump intentionally downplayed virus.

                          Weeks before "15 down to 0" he was already talking about it being five times as deadly. There are tapes.
                          I saw this on my Google Feed at lunch. Totally believable. It should be the end of his Presidency right now but I guess we'll have to settle for Jan 20.
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                          Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                          Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                            Conservatives will find a way to relieve the cognitive dissonance.
                            Yep.

                            https://twitter.com/kasie/status/1303755156241158145

                            @SenTedCruz
                            on Woodward reporting: “I haven’t read the book.”
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                            Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                            Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              Conservatives will find a way to relieve the cognitive dissonance.

                              1. The tapes are fake that's not his voice.
                              2. Snipped out of context.
                              3. Of course he played it down he was avoiding mass panic -- it makes him a hero.
                              4. It doesn't matter, Jesus is riding that comet that's going to hit us Election Eve.

                              In addition to the fact that, for many of them, there no cognitive there.

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                              • El Hefty got nominated for the Nobel today. As preposterous as that is, I'm going to say it makes as much sense as Obama winning it for an apology tour that he later reneged on.

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