Category: politics

Re: Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban 

WASHINGTON — President Trump acted lawfully in imposing limits on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority.

Emphasis mine.

Isn’t it really cool how a minority of our country – the people who elected POTUS45 – is getting what it wants against the will of the majority?

Isn’t it cool how the Republican Congress was able to postpone a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee?

Trump trash talks restaurant that booted Sanders – ABC News

Trump, in a Monday morning tweet, said that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia “should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”

What? Trump does this all the time and reminds me of dudes who respond to women rejecting them by calling them sluts or fat. Sad. (lol)

Re: Trump rescinds Obama policy protecting oceans

President Trump is repealing a controversial executive order drafted by former President Obama that was meant to protect the Great Lakes and the oceans bordering the United States.

I don’t think anybody is surprised by this shit. Yeah, POTUS45 is a giant piece of shit, awful human being but it’s par for the course.

I think a big take-away that the next Democrat/Progressive/Liberal President is that they can’t rule by executive order. You have to work with Congress to get shit done and pass laws because otherwise the asshole coming after can just undo all the shit (good or otherwise) you’ve done.

Even if the Congress is a Republican one and their only concern is obstruction, you still have to try to work with them and publicize the shit out of the fact that they’re being obstructionists.

 

James Comey described as “insubordinate” in DOJ inspector general’s report – CBS News

A long-awaited report by the Justice Department inspector general on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation by the FBI and Justice Department is expected to focus on former FBI chief James Comey and the decisions he made during the course of the Clinton investigation, CBS News’ Paula Reid reports.

The findings, which are slated to be released Thursday afternoon, describe Comey as “insubordinate” while also criticizing then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for weak leadership, Reid also reports.

I’ve often thought that Comey had a screw loose. He just seems kind of unstable or something. The way he went on his book tour and the comments he was making isn’t the comments of somebody who is measured and trustworthy as he’s trying to be portrayed as by the left.

I mean his decision to do the press conference during the election seemed weird to me.

Re: Trump is a bully who thought Canada was weak. He was wrong about us | Jen Gerson | Opinion

“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” said Peter Navarro, Trump’s trade advisor, on Fox News Sunday.

What he was referring to was a stock standard press conference in which Trudeau referenced Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, noted “Canadians did not take it lightly”, said labelling the country a national security threat was “kind of insulting” to Canadians who have lost daughters and sons alongside Americans in Afghanistan, and reiterated his plans for retaliatory tariffs on symbolic American products like bourbon and pickled gherkins.

It was a mild response. Canada’s unwillingness to utterly cave to the demands of the Americans, however, was enough to set off a presidential temper tantrum. Trump refused to endorse the G7 communique he had just agreed to, Navarro called him “bad faith Justin” and relations have plummeted to their lowest point in decades.

I’m so embarrassed by POTUS. 😑😑😑

Re: Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls

The court ruled that a state may kick people off the rolls if they skip a few elections and fail to respond to a notice from state election officials. The vote was 5 to 4, with the more conservative justices in the majority.

This is probably one of the biggest reason why it matter who the President is. Do we think it should be harder for people to vote? I know it’s part of the conservative, dogmatic narrative that voter fraud is a huge issue in our country but it’s just not.

A Reuters study in 2016 found that at least 144,000 people were removed from the voting rolls in recent years in Ohio’s three largest counties, which are home to Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus.

“Voters have been struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods,” the study found. “Neighborhoods that have a high proportion of poor, African-American residents are hit the hardest.”

😡😡😡

Re: President Trump cancels Eagles’ visit to White House – ProFootballTalk

President Donald Trump issued a statement canceling the trip, citing the national anthem as the reason.“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” the statement reads. “They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”

You know what honors our great country and the men and women who have died fighting it’s wars? People exercising the rights that those soldiers actually died for; freedom. They didn’t die for a flag or an anthem.

Source: President Trump cancels Eagles’ visit to White House – ProFootballTalk

Re: Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

Mr. Trump’s lawyers fear that if he answers questions, either voluntarily or in front of a grand jury, he risks exposing himself to accusations of lying to investigators, a potential crime or impeachable offense.

Hahaha yeah no shit! Blabbermouth Don lies so much I’m not sure he knows when he’s doing it. If they get him talking while sworn in, it’s inevitable he’ll purger himself.

Witch Hunt Hoax?!? Oh come on Blabbermouth Don… I feel like we can improve on that! How about Lying-Hillary-Is-At-Fault-Fake-Witch-Hunt-Hoax??

The rights false equivalency

 

I’m honestly trying to understand how this is the same as Barr calling Valerie Jarrett an ape. “Moderate” conservatives seem to think it’s the same though and it’s because the liberal, MSM bias!

I wonder if conservative even know of the weird way that Trump was talking about his daughter (I’d date her!) or how he was seen with his hand on her hip and such… I dunno, probably just awkward TV stuff but uuuugh. That’s the reference Bee is making. She’s not telling Ivanka to do that completely in a vacuum.

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Re: U.S. hits E.U., Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs, sparking trade war

The Trump administration on Thursday slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, firing the first shot in a trade war that could see American consumers pay more for everything from canned soup to cars.

I’m curious but do conservatives support this? What’s the point? Is this a thing were he’s imposing tariffs then he’ll rescind them in order to renegotiate things? Dumb.

The good thing about this is that the next president can just undo it all. /sigh