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  1. Melody

    Political Pot-pourri

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/chicago-exodus-sees-city-shrink-by-156-daily-demographic-trends#gs.kxgsUEE Dang, we're getting refugees on our northern, southern, AND western borders.
  2. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    *Shrug* Your girl Pelosi endorsed it in the house version. In any event, it passed unanimously in the Senate. We don't yet know specifically yet what it says, except that going forward in many cases the accused pays his own settlement.
  3. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    The slush fund topic is about Trump. We have a bipartisan bill passed within the past day or so by the Senate addressing the subject, yet transparency isn’t part of it. Why isn’t it? Why so little discussion? I haven’t defended Trump’s behavior, just wonder why sometimes it is offensive and sometimes it is protected. Possibly it is bipartisan because both sides have a lot to hide?
  4. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    The germane part relative to any charges against him is who paid. If funds were funneled through the campaign, or paid on his behalf by a supporter, that is a violation of the law and might be impeachable. If he wrote a personal check, even to his lawyer to be passed to his tramp, that is a personal transaction. Don't mistake me for an apologist for Trump. But it bugs me that there is so little outrage about Congress using a taxpayer slush fund to hide their misbehavior. It bugs me more than a known philanderer paying off a hooker out of his own bank account in a legal, consensual transaction. If the transaction was illegal, nail his (parts) to the wall. Let's go after all of them, not just the ones we don't like. I note that neither party has much enthusiasm for openness on this matter. Let's clean them all out.
  5. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Stuff that whatabout. Do you think it is okay? It is all a piece. Pay settlements directly out of your own pocket if you want privacy. That is my point.
  6. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Don’t care about hush money, only that they pay it from their own pockets. I also get settlements in a civil suit. Don’t agree with them, but understand that it is often cheaper than a trial to make opportunists go away. Not all who settle are guilty of anything. But if taxpayer money is being paid, we have a right to know what it is about.
  7. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I don’t give a rat’s backside what party they are from. It is an outrage that taxpayers are spending money to hide violations of the law by our elected officials.
  8. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    It is what? Taxpayer or campaign funds? Not surprising. My point is that if they feel the need to succumb to blackmail from their paramours, use their own bank account. And I still want a public accounting of taxpayer money spend to pay off those filing civil rights suits. That crap should not be secret. Want to keep it private? Also pay out of your own checking account.
  9. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    If it's their own money in a private transaction, I guess that is their business. OTOH, we have $17M in taxpayer funds that have been paid out in 268 settlements relating to harassment and discrimination claims. The American people deserve an accounting. I don't think that this new bill accomplishes this going forward.
  10. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Addressed this above. You posted while I was composing my post.
  11. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I’m just going by what quite a few Democrats were saying. It astounds me that anyone credits the passage of Obamacare for the D gains in the house, though. We all know that rests primarily on Trump. Dems were running on the promise of not supporting her, for Pete’s sake. I just revisited an article I read a couple of weeks ago on this subject, ie Pelosi as Speaker, though it doesn’t address perception of her mental acuity. I’d forgotten the bit about the dearth of viable D leadership in the House, though. That should be a concern for the Democrats. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/why-isnt-pelosi-facing-any-democratic-challengers-for-speaker Not that the GOP is in better shape, but they aren’t the instant topic.
  12. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Not my point. Any deficiencies tend to become much more pronounced with age, depending on the cause. What is being measured is change. I do not recall her being like that ten years ago. My own mother is 80, still holds her nursing license, completes her requirement for continuing Ed every year, and is as sharp as she was at my current age. But if you think that the DNC wants to project doddering and stumbling for words as its face, go on. I’m thinking they want to relive their “glory days” though, as noted before, many Ds blame her for loss of the house.
  13. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Except that I don’t dispute my diminished acuity, and am not seeking any sort of leadership role or to the voice and face of any political body. And I am nearly 20 years younger. So that dog won’t hunt.
  14. Melody

    Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    What kind of miscreant does this stuff? Hope they track him down and throw thebook at him. https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory/sandy-hook-school-receives-threat-shooting-anniversary-59820902
  15. Melody

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    No argument. I have lost a few brain cells. But I am also not the POTUS or running for speaker. My point re Trump was the hypocrisy of that entire 25 th Amendment thread where nobody that I can recall took issue with looking at public statements to propose that Trump is cognitively impaired. Yet I am attacked for suggesting that Pelosi might not be the best choice for Speaker given her public speaking problems, among other issues. There are better candidates.