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  1. Oblong

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    There’s no misunderstanding.
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    Political Pot-pourri

    When I mentioned that facebook was a private company I had someone tell me that since they're publicly traded they shouldn't be able to do that. He didn't know the difference.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    When she was a baby
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    "Rappers can say it... why can't we?" "I'm sick of all this PC crap"
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I think he called her a dog in the manner in which a man would want to say a woman is ugly. His references to females are always framed around around appearance. Women are only sex objects to him. And his entire existence is centered around the fact he can't have the one he really wants.... we all know who that is.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Let me capitalize it so you understand. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF SHE WAS A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WHEN SHE SIGNED IT.
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    Mudhens question

    Wife got us tickets for Friday’s game in Toledo. Haven’t been there since Ned Skelton days. Any suggestions on good places to eat before? Preferably I would like to just park once. I like beer
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    So giving Omarosa a job that pays $180,000 a year to do nothing is ok.... but giving poor people help to buy food and diapers is wrong. I get it.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    This is how stupid it is to think an NDA for a government employee is ok: Person signs NDA, as Stan describes it, and then joins the admin Person finds out the administration is doing something illegal and unethical Person goes public with that knowledge So they should then get sued for breaking the NDA? Get real. NDA is an attempt at a personal contract between two private parties. They are not legal documents. The law trumps a 'contract'. If my wife signed a contract that she would be my slave and do whatever I wanted, I could not sue her if she breaks that 'deal'.
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    Mudhens question

    She'll be pleased.....
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    "My attorney is a jew"
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    obviously.... He hires the best people. What's keeping people quiet isn't the NDA. It's the $15K a month coming in.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    You can't enforce an NDA over areas in which you work for the government. The courts are clear on that. Doesn't matter when you sign it. You are arguing against established precedent. Have fun with that. Glad you aren't my lawyer.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Trump made it ok to say Merry Christmas Lee.... that's what he did.
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    Losing the Queen

    Then she's with Buddha, man
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    Losing the Queen

    I was going to make a reference to an old Henny Youngman joke about the guy going to see his doctor and being told he only had 6 months to live, he couldn't pay is bill, so the doctor gave him another 6 months to live.
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    Better Call Saul - Season 4

    Howard’s mannerisms remind me of someone with mild autism. The way he speaks. It’s like he has to gather his thoughts and say them very precisely. I like his character. I really need to go back and study up on the cartels. I forgot who did what to who in B.B. I also don’t think it’s a stretch for Gus to suspect Nacho. Right away he mentioned the pills to the medics. That tipped off Gus. I can buy it.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    as opposed to Trump himself bragging about being able to wander around the dressing rooms and looking at underage Beauty Pageant contestants naked? I fail to see this leap to something out of bounds.... he's already admitted to being halfway there.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I'm held to a higher standard I guess... that's Trumpworld. He gets a pass on everything. I can't appoint judges.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Regarding these alleged NDA's. https://www.lawfareblog.com/why-white-house-cant-stop-omarosa-manigault-newman-talking In 1968, however, the Supreme Court ruled in Pickering v. Board of Education, that public employees do not relinquish their First Amendment rights simply by virtue of their employment and that the interest of public employees to comment on matters of public interest is not necessarily outweighed by the government’s interest in regulating that speech. Instead, the court held that a balancing test must be applied, weighing the employees’ constitutional rights and interests to contribute to the public debate against the government’s interests in limiting that contribution. Relying on the foundational legacy of Pickering, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for both the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit later addressed the related question of the federal government’s ability to censor the written publications of former federal employees who had held security clearances. In McGehee v. Casey, 718 F.2d 1137 (D.C. Cir. 1983) and United States v. Marchetti, 466 F.2d 1309 (4th Cir. 1972), the two appellate courts concluded that the federal government has no legitimate interest in censoring unclassified materials of former employees and that they may not censor such material, contractually or otherwise. The Marchetti court particularly refused to enforce a CIA “secrecy oath” that would have applied to the unclassified communications of former employees. The rulings laid out in McGehee and Marchetti have survived to this day and have been incorporated into the regulatory framework of how the federal government handles efforts to restrict—if at all—the communications of former employees.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    What is it that I am doing wrong? What about him warrants the benefit of the doubt? If what i wrote troubles you I suspect it's because you know it's true and that is something you are afraid to admit. You don't want to appear sympathetic to people who would tolerate that and yet, here we are. I know they would and you do too. Quit being vague.
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    8/13 @7:10 Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers

    Can you put a guy on waivers twice? I thought it was a one and done.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I appreciate your thoughts but I honestly feel this way. I've seen enough from the man on the street interviews, from Franklin Graham, from Falwell, Mike Pence, and from many friends who are Trump supporters to think what I wrote isn't far fetched. Was it hyperbole? Absolutely. But only in the sense that those things would not be possible. But look at Trump's history and the fact these people are still ok with the guy because he gives them their tax cuts, judges, and pisses off the libs. Realistically, if we found out Trump paid for an abortion for a 16 year old girl very little would change in terms of his support among his base.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Don't forget..... Lindsay Graham will be "troubled" by it. Marco Rubio will tweet out a Bible verse.
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