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13 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Actually, the largest mass execution was in 2016.  It seems Obama didn’t have much to say either. https://www-m.cnn.com/2016/01/02/politics/saudi-arabia-executions-us-response/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Maybe in time Trump will make some headway where Obama didn’t.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_571526efe4b0060ccda3e7a8

 

Fair enough.  Glad you're putting up liberal sources like HuffPo and fake news CNN as being critical of Obama.  

Now find some Fox News where they are as critical of Trump's policies towards the Kingdom.

Not sure why you even think "maybe in time Trump will make some headway" when he's made zero inclination that way.  

With their trillion dollar oil fields, just like China's trillion dollar economy, there's only so much Trump, or anyone will accomplish.

I can't blame Trump for this long-established relationship.  That despite their faults, they are willing to spend billions on American products and armory so we'll put up with them.  The fat cats tell us to.  Will just have to continue to "voice our concerns".

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 8:32 AM, SC_RNDude said:

Actually, the largest mass execution was in 2016.  It seems Obama didn’t have much to say either. https://www-m.cnn.com/2016/01/02/politics/saudi-arabia-executions-us-response/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Maybe in time Trump will make some headway where Obama didn’t.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_571526efe4b0060ccda3e7a8

 

Yes. 

Actually the largest mass execution in three years.

It is mind boggling that the distinction would need to be pointed out.

Shouldn't any mass execution, made by a country that the US has close ties with, and that the Trump family has business dealings with, be condemned, or at the very least scrutinized?

If not, why?

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17 hours ago, Tweety said:

Fair enough.  Glad you're putting up liberal sources like HuffPo and fake news CNN as being critical of Obama.  

Now find some Fox News where they are as critical of Trump's policies towards the Kingdom.

Not sure why you even think "maybe in time Trump will make some headway" when he's made zero inclination that way.  

With their trillion dollar oil fields, just like China's trillion dollar economy, there's only so much Trump, or anyone will accomplish.

I can't blame Trump for this long-established relationship.  That despite their faults, they are willing to spend billions on American products and armory so we'll put up with them.  The fat cats tell us to.  Will just have to continue to "voice our concerns".

 

You are forgetting those business ties that that Trump's have with the Saudis.

Money always trumps morals and ethics with the Trumps!

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I've heard that Trump's lies, and false information and made up stuff is now at about 10,000.  

I don't know about that, but this one was a real humdinger.

"The baby is born.  The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don’t think so.”

https://www.michiganadvance.com/blog/michigan-nicu-nurse-julia-pulvers-tweets-on-trumps-abortion-lie-go-viral/?fbclid=IwAR2cgOg7wFDHuqwk25FFJpIGRNWQst1m-3M2Q9xLpdbSbopHpPlAaZRuEV0

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A near-perfect summation of the Trump presidency in contrast to those who served before him.

From Charles Pierce, in Esquire:

"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing 'Amazing Grace' in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

"These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.

"And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

"The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. We never have had such a cheap counterfeit of a president* as currently occupies the office. We never have had a president* so completely deserving of scorn and yet so small in the office that it almost seems a waste of time and energy to summon up the requisite contempt.

"Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut up even when it is in his best interest to do so. Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too.

Watch him behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

- Charles Pierce

 

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30 minutes ago, BCgradnurse said:

A near-perfect summation of the Trump presidency in contrast to those who served before him.

From Charles Pierce, in Esquire:

"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing 'Amazing Grace' in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

"These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.

"And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

"The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. We never have had such a cheap counterfeit of a president* as currently occupies the office. We never have had a president* so completely deserving of scorn and yet so small in the office that it almost seems a waste of time and energy to summon up the requisite contempt.

"Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut up even when it is in his best interest to do so. Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too.

Watch him behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

- Charles Pierce

 

If Kellyeanne Conway wants an example of "near perfection," she should read this summation of DJT and his followers.

It is PERFECT!

Thanks for sharing, BC.

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16 hours ago, Tweety said:

I've heard that Trump's lies, and false information and made up stuff is now at about 10,000.  

I don't know about that, but this one was a real humdinger.

"The baby is born.  The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don’t think so.”

https://www.michiganadvance.com/blog/michigan-nicu-nurse-julia-pulvers-tweets-on-trumps-abortion-lie-go-viral/?fbclid=IwAR2cgOg7wFDHuqwk25FFJpIGRNWQst1m-3M2Q9xLpdbSbopHpPlAaZRuEV0

Today's Washington Post has a column by the paper's Editorial Board, commemorating Trump's 10,000th lie.

I guess late night television hosts, also marked the occasion.

Too bad Trumpsters don't get that they are the butt of Trump's joke.

 

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Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board is still kicking around, even after disclosures of being a deadbeat dad and misogynist writings.

Since Republicans love children so much, you would think the deadbeat dad issues would be enough to disqualify for him, but no.

Anyway, the Heritage Foundation employee is yapping once again, and demonstrated he knows nothing about economics, or the economy.

From CNN:

Trump Fed Pick Stephen Moore: Biggest Problem To US Economy Is Declining 'Male Earnings'

Someone needs to tell Moore his 15 minutes of fame are over.

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3 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

A near-perfect summation of the Trump presidency in contrast to those who served before him.

From Charles Pierce, in Esquire:

"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing 'Amazing Grace' in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

"These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.

"And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

"The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. We never have had such a cheap counterfeit of a president* as currently occupies the office. We never have had a president* so completely deserving of scorn and yet so small in the office that it almost seems a waste of time and energy to summon up the requisite contempt.

"Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut up even when it is in his best interest to do so. Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too.

Watch him behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

- Charles Pierce

 

A “summation” of his presidency?  Not a mention of one thing he’s done, for better or worse.

This is simply one man’s opinion of Trump’s character flaws of which you agree with, compared with a few cherry-picked, finest moments of past presidents.

This one man, btw, considered by some  to be one of the most partisan political commentators there is. https://reason.com/2012/05/01/todays-worst-partisan-political-columnis

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2 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

A “summation” of his presidency?  Not a mention of one thing he’s done, for better or worse.

This is simply one man’s opinion of Trump’s character flaws of which you agree with, compared with a few cherry-picked, finest moments of past presidents.

This one man, btw, considered by some  to be one of the most partisan political commentators there is. https://reason.com/2012/05/01/todays-worst-partisan-political-columnis

The character of the president matters, even if a third of the voting population is happy to equivocate integrity, morality, credibility, and ethics for the illusion of "winning"; it matters. 

That political partisan certainly offered up a partisan opinion of Trump. Other than political spectrum is he much different from Limbaugh?

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Just now, toomuchbaloney said:

The character of the president matters, even if a third of the voting population is happy to equivocate integrity, morality, credibility, and ethics for the illusion of "winning"; it matters. 

That political partisan certainly offered up a partisan opinion of Trump. Other than political spectrum is he much different from Limbaugh?

Be that as it may, I'm not arguing the opinion of the writer.  I was addressing the claim that the article was a “perfect summation of the Trump presidency”.

Its simply raw fish for a circus troupe of clapping seals.

 

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24 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

The character of the president matters, even if a third of the voting population is happy to equivocate integrity, morality, credibility, and ethics for the illusion of "winning"; it matters. 

That political partisan certainly offered up a partisan opinion of Trump. Other than political spectrum is he much different from Limbaugh?

A third of the voting population is so ready to point fingers at others for so-called moral failings (Joe Biden's touchiness, Beto O'Rourke's alleged alcohol issues, and don't forget, Hilary's emails!), when they worship the most amoral leader this country has ever seen.  I guess they can be bought by the few extra dollars in their paychecks and their hatred stirred by all those brown people who are swarming across the border to ruin America.  A fish rots from the head down.

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