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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    I'm just suggesting that democrats might want to get a new PR firm. The one they have is apparently recommending they hit the beach in PR with lobbyists and then do anything else but negotiate an end to the government shutdown. The optics are not good.
  2. No, I asked if the same democrats who united in prayer over Scalise as the ones who support targeting Republicans while out in public. The intention of the comment was that the "uniting in prayer" seemed to be a fleeting moment before 'mad max' started her quest against Republicans.
  3. I offered no such comparison. I asked if that momentary prayerful response was being extended to other Republicans, particularly by people like maxine waters.
  4. The same democrats that threaten Republicans as they are out with their families in restaurants now? Are they uniting in prayer over that?
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    They proposed funding it over a decade vs. getting it done more immediately as Trump has requested. It didn't solve the issue that is happening today.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    That's cute and all, but Christmas was only a few weeks ago. You guys can't hide from your snide comments about the president not visiting the troops at Christmas, then needing to do an about face when you learned that he actually did, only to now suggest it was wrong to do so.
  7. Does Stenny know that a number of his members actually DID go to Puerto Rico recently where they got sun and expensive theater tickets with lobbyists while government employees went without a paycheck? Nothing like making a liberal junket with likely payola at the hands of lobbyists a racial thing.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    Shouldn't you be off getting a 4th warning or something?
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    Sometimes Trump is too quick to the twitter war for my taste (although not always). When he really wants to make a point though, he's usually more effective by taking action vs. engaging in the public 'burn'. I think that what he did today was quite appropriate. He's been at the white house with a team ready to negotiate since before Christmas. The democrats first took off for Puerto Rico where they got a tan, hamilton tickets and lord only knows how many kickbacks from lobbyists. Now Nancy and her friends want to leave the country again? Trump is right. She should get her *** to DC and negotiate.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    I suspect he directed the halt to her little trip at the last minute. The letter was probably drafted quickly. Either way, the content is majestic...."obviously if you would still like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative." Just priceless.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    I didn't follow this whole conversation from beginning to end, so I won't get into who is to blame. Other than to say that I don't think rape should be directed at or suggested about anyone on a message board (or anywhere else). It's a heinous act, and it completely crosses the line of any sort of reasonable public discourse. Something similar was directed at me about a year ago here in a particularly horrible way, and there was zero outrage expressed. Crickets. But that doesn't stop me from calling it wrong no matter who it is directed at. Some things are not political and sides shouldn't be taken in that regard. As an aside, I do support the notion of the issuance of warnings before anyone gets banned. That is really quite a fair thing to do. Now....3 warnings on one page is some very big league leniency. Kudos to both of you for being 'good dudes'.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    This was actually very un-Trump like. Usually he would respond in a public fashion to something so ridiculous like Pelosi's state of the union nonsense. No...new strategy. He just ignored that publicly and chose to ground her an hour before she was going to leave. But he was kind enough to send her luggage back for her. Epic.
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    The standard response when you have no answers...
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    The National Emergency Over the Wall

    Far be it from me to suggest that a "clinical psychologist environmental/women's rights activist who loves animals" is not an expert on emoluments lol..... None of the money paid to the Trump hotel was in the form of a gift, so it's not an emolument. We've had this discussion multiple times. It was an arm's length business transaction. There is no reason to believe it was intended for corrupt purposes and no evidence of it either. There is also likely no one who would have any standing to sue him under the emoluments clause. So for this time and however many other times you've beaten this dead horse, it continues to be irrelevant.
  15. I won't be upset at all. Nancy doesn't even seem to know who she's trying to **** off....
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    France attack the day after obama said they were contained: 130 killed, 400~wounded. Civilian attack. The attack yesterday in Syria killed 4 US troops in a war zone. Perhaps this is an apples to apples comparison for you....
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    Political Pot-pourri

    There have been plenty of recessions since 1929. There has been one great recession since 1929.
  18. Trump should just say, "fine, I'm going to give a state of the union speech in the east room of the white house for a live TV audience. Since the democrats don't want me to give it to a joint session of congress, I will only invite republicans to the speech". That way the country won't see the democrats falling asleep, walking out or playing on their phones. All they will see is members of congress standing, applauding and cheering. Done. Anything else we can do to highlight the petty, disoriented individual you are, Nancy?
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    Brexit!!!

    Are you now saying walls work?
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    There might be a president of the united states who ends up in custody. I agree with that.
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    Political Pot-pourri

    We've done tax cuts plenty of times before without the "great" recession following. That's happened once since 1929, and it was going to happen whether we had tax cuts or not.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    He made a joke. He should have said Merry Christmas right after that too, even though it was two weeks late. Really **** off those overly sensitive PC elitists. I was trying to think of a time when obama used his own money to buy anyone anything. Couldn't think of a time that happened. Incidentally, if you do a little research, you'll find that Karen Pence's first "date" with Mike was when she invited him over to her house. She made him....wait for it.....taco salad.
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    Political Pot-pourri

    There are only so many people in this country that make enough money to pay those rates. And when you've nailed all of them firmly to the wall, they take their toys and go home. Which makes less opportunity for those at the bottom of the scale. We've done this before. It was called the 70s. Discos and high tax rates both eventually died, and that was good.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    That CNN is bonkers? There are plenty of people that feel that way.
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    Political Pot-pourri

    Certainly economics go in cycles. But if you really want to give a recession a head start, give it a 50% tax rate. That's like letting the kid you were racing in grade school start three feet from the finish line while you hang back about 100 yards. Trump could potentially execute a tax cut right now without congress at all. There are some that think that Trump has the legal backing to direct Treasury to change the definition of "cost" to allow for indexing the cost of an investment for inflation. That was looked at years ago and the Bush team decided against it. But apparently there has been further legal precedent since that time, and the Trump administration has kicked it around with Treasury within the last several months. If (and it's a big if) you could change the definition of cost to allow for it to be indexed for inflation, you'd cut everyone's capital gains taxes over night, which would propel all sorts of deal flow, business transactions and market activity. And you wouldn't need one member to vote for it, because it would be an administrative rule change by Treasury, not a bill passed by congress. Now, they either are getting their ducks in a row to try it, or they've determined that the legal precedent over the last 20 years isn't strong enough to make the case. Certainly it would be almost immediately challenged in the courts.....but wow, you want to talk about igniting the economy....even if a court didn't over rule it for a year or two...what fun could be had.
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