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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    literal imbecile, also hittin' the crank pretty hard today

  2. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Trump said yesterday that he was still considering declaring an emergency, but that he wanted Congress to fix the shutdown, that he didn't want to rush into that move.

    If it's really an emergency, doesn't it require urgent and immediate action?
    HanSenSE, Webster, BadgerBeer and 2 others like this.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Amazon is one of the most beloved companies in America. By constantly tying it to the WaPo he’s doing a great service to the paper.

    Literal imbecile indeed.
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  4. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    You’ve got 120 posts, including one from this morning. Don’t act like you’ve been there once or twice.

    And, other than getting a kick out of the time that Dick Whitman’s posts populated almost the entire first page of “sports and news” long after he had been banned, I’m not sure what you could be referring to as far as stirring up shit here, to gloat about there.

    And, even that started organically, and was jumped on by many who saw the humor in it.

    Unsurprisingly, others didn’t appreciate the humor.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Oh, this gets better and better. With regard to the money from the GoFundMe that Brian Kolfage set up to Build The Wall and then tried to funnel to a new "non-profit" he set up, check this out.

    "Kolfage said the nonprofit's advisory board included, among others, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, controversial former Wisconsin sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., and Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter. Kobach confirmed his involvement in the project in a tweet."

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  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member


    The Wall is just a rightwing plot to use the federal government to steal 100’s of thousands of acres of private property.

    And we see that evangelicals discriminate against Catholics. In fact this shows that conservatives lack religious beliefs or tolerance. By imposing the might of the federal government, conservatives are actually forcing churches to close

    Those in court fighting the government include the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Tex., which is contesting a request to survey land that includes La Lomita chapel, a small church built more than 150 years ago where Mass, weddings and funerals are held and a Palm Sunday procession takes place each year.

    [Trump wants his wall. Texas politicians, even some Republicans, are skeptical]

    Mary McCord, a visiting professor at Georgetown Law and former Justice Department official now working on the diocesan case, said Bishop Daniel E. Flores believes that allowing the government access to the property would be an implicit endorsement of allowing it to take the land. That, she said, would violate his firmly held religious beliefs and Catholic doctrine. Taking the land to build a wall, McCord said, substantially burdens the exercise of religion, and the government hasn’t articulated a compelling reason it needs to build a wall there.
  8. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    There have been *weeks* that I broke 120 posts here. 120 posts since September 13 isn't exactly burning up the pages over there. That's right at one post per day, although generally it is more like several on a given day followed by several days with none.

    Bottom line is this: You do come over here and troll, and you have posted gleefully over there about how you got people here all stirred up.

    And no, I'm not going to go over there and go through hundreds of pages to find an example and link it. We both know it's true.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Now you sound like OOP.
  10. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Back in December 2010 when President Obama started sending out tweets with mentions of "Miserable Mitch McConnell" and "Jerky John Boehner" during a shutdown he engineered in order to obtain 5.6 billion dollars for the Affordable Care Act, I started regretting voting for him 2008.
  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    And that sounds like a non-denial denial.
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  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    We are currently subject to more than 30 national emergencies, nearly all of which were extended by President Obama:

    Though presidential emergencies often lead to bitter partisan disputes and occasionally wind up in court, they are relatively common. The United States is subject to more than 30 national emergencies, including one signed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter days after the Iranian hostage crisis began.
    Since 1976, when Congress passed the National Emergencies Act, presidents have declared at least 58 states of emergency – not counting disaster declarations for weather events, according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice. Dozens remain in effect, extended by subsequent presidents.

    Most fall under the International Economic Emergency Powers Act, which allow a president to impose economic sanctions.

    The use of emergency powers is older than the country itself. From 1775 to 1781, the ContineIn modern times, presidents have used executive powers to impose sanctions, seize property and call up the National Guard.

    In 2009, President Barack Obama declared a state of national emergency for the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. That emergency, which expired a year later, allowed for waivers of some Medicare and Medicaid regulations – for example, permitting hospitals to screen or treat an infectious illness off-site – and to waive medical privacy laws.

    What to know about national emergencies and their role in US history

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