Today in Trump's new term as President

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by bbhack » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:05 pm

philip964 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:00 am
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Big made up controversy on whether Trump can pardon himself. Trump continues to dominate the news cycle.
Either Rudy Gulianni stumbled badly in a stupid word game of gotcha while giving an interview, talking about presidential self-pardons, or he executed a beautiful move that had the media apoplectic for a day. Either way, it does not matter. If it's the former, he needs to be more careful.
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by PriestTheRunner » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm

oljames3 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:30 am
President Donald Trump has many weaknesses and faults, as do I as a member of the fallen human race. President Trump consistently, in my opinion, plays and beats the left every day by being himself and not a man whose life has been as a typical swamp politician.
I get you constant critics, President Trump doesn’t meet your high standards of decorum and doesn’t play by the political rules you’ve gotten accustomed to seeing from those who aren’t progressive socialists. So, go ahead and bash him daily if it makes you feel good about yourself and those who agree with you. I understand that you would rather be discussing the daily news about President Hillary Clinton.

For me, I’m seeing it like the writer of this linked article.
http://www.bookwormroom.com/2018/06/01/ ... py-ending/

Y’all have a nice day and enjoy your movie version.
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I'm way better off than I was this time 2 years ago.
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His first five hours in office, he saved me (personally) 1300$ in taxes (the non-insured or lack of gap coverage fees).

My industry has expanded about 25-30% from 2 years ago.

I was able to use the job market and lack of workers to score a 90% raise at the workplace.


Now, the omnibus bill still sucks and I wish he wouldn't have signed it. I still hope Texas takes steps to secede. But dang, he has been much better than the comparison thus far.

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philbo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:50 am

Dutch lawyer sentenced in Mueller probe deported after serving sentence.
In his plea, made in exchange for a lighter sentence, Van Der Zwaan admitted to deleting emails and lying to prosecutors about conversations with Rick Gates, a former Trump aide, about work they'd done for a Ukrainian political party, which was aligned with Russia.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... e-deported

In other news that seemed to be drowned out by the Eagles fiasco, Federal Judge schedules hearing on revoking Paul Manafort's bail in Mueller probe for allegedly attempting to influence witnesses and suborn perjury.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politi ... on-n880031

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philip964 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:01 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics ... index.html

Trump commuted the sentence of 63 year old Grandmother Alice Johnson who had served 21 years of a life sentence for attempted possession of cocaine.

Her plight was brought to Trump’s attention by Kim Kardashian a week ago. She was not pardoned by Obama as the justice department didn’t recommend it.

She has been a model prisoner and has been a mentor to younger women inmates.

Attempted possession sounds like she was involved with drug dealers or a cartel but didn’t actually possess any cocaine.

Trump seems to be hitting home runs with the pardons.

Melania was at an event today. Melania was recovering from surgery ya know. Trump chastised the press for her recent treatment in the press.


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philbo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 am

philip964 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:01 pm
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics ... index.html

Trump commuted the sentence of 63 year old Grandmother Alice Johnson who had served 21 years of a life sentence for attempted possession of cocaine.
According to the Associated Press in 1994, Johnson helped lead a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring from 1991 to 1994. At her sentencing, US District Judge Julia Gibbons said that Johnson was “the quintessential entrepreneur” in the operation, “and clearly the impact of 2,000 to 3,000 kilograms of cocaine in this community is very significant.” She was tried on cocaine conspiracy and money laundering charges, not attempted possession.

A rhetorical question, but how does that square with Trumps position earlier this year?
Drug dealers "kill thousands of people over the course of their lives through drugs. So we’re going to have to get much, much tougher in terms of penalty. And if you want to stop it — if you look at certain countries where they have, as an example, the death penalty, and say, ‘How’s your drug problem?’ And they will tell you, ‘We don’t have much of a drug problem.’ ”
in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. – Thursday, March 22, 2018


Again, rhetorical, but Is this perhaps part of a broader realization by Trump...
- that prison reform in general may be necessary?
- that federal sentencing guidelines that mandate sentences with little or no leeway in many cases may need to be rethought?
- harsher sentences may not be as effective as previously espoused?
- that conspiracy/attempt to commit a crime shouldn't be punished at the same levels as actually committing the crimes?
- that a person can change while in prison and possible leniency should be considered as part of the punishment process?
- that Trump was wrong by embracing the expansion of the death penalty in the first place?
- or another example of who you know is more important than any other factor?


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Abraham » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am

philbo,

Are you disappointed in what President Trump has accomplished thus far?

Or, are you another President Trump hater no matter what he accomplishes, because's he's not hillary?

Or, do I misunderstand your posting when it comes to President Trump?

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Bitter Clinger » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Abraham wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am
philbo,

Are you disappointed in what President Trump has accomplished thus far?

Or, are you another President Trump hater no matter what he accomplishes, because's he's not hillary?

Or, do I misunderstand your posting when it comes to President Trump?
Abraham,

Whatever you do, do NOT google for the definition of a "philbo". Trust me, its NSFW, even if you are retired :oops:
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Abraham » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm

I wonder if he's going to answer my question?

Or duck it?


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philbo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Abraham wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am
philbo,

Are you disappointed in what President Trump has accomplished thus far?

Or, are you another President Trump hater no matter what he accomplishes, because's he's not hillary?

Or, do I misunderstand your posting when it comes to President Trump?
I'm no fan of trump and his unending assault on the institutions of this country. His constant stream of unfounded lies both large and small (Spygate is the latest example) that go unchallenged are exasperating. Watching the apologists for this behavior is more disheartening, especially from people who wouldn't have tolerated a moment of it from any liberal. If the norm is now that only positive things can be mentioned, or anything critical is met with emotional attacks of a personal nature, or worse with a roar of deafening silence indicating acceptance, then what hypocrisy to lash out when the democrats do the same thing. If one could be labeled a snowflake for such behavior in support of an obama or hillary, then I guess we have discovered that conservative snowflakes do exist.


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philbo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:28 pm

Abraham wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm
I wonder if he's going to answer my question?

Or duck it?
Sorry, but work intrudes at times, and BC's comments... well at least he's using words and not cartoons as a means of communication. Every little step helps

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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Bitter Clinger » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:35 pm

Abraham wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm
I wonder if he's going to answer my question?

Or duck it?
Oh he will. He suffers from a multitude of issues, including Trump Derangement Syndrome and borderline personality disorder.
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by Abraham » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:17 pm

philbo,

O.K. cool...

If all could be done over - would you think hillary would make a better President?


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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

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Post by philip964 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:16 pm

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 677956002/

Trump counters Trudeau comment on trade with didn’t Canada burn the White House in the War of 1812.

We apparently burned Toronto first. Canada didn’t exist at the time.

But to me it’s a great come back when the head of Canada says their not a threat to the US.

Naturally everyone is having a fit. It’s Trump at his best. Keeping in the news and the rest of the world off balance.

So who leaked the private phone conversation to the media? Canada or Trump was so proud of it, he let his staff leak it. So will Trump invite Kim to Disneyland?

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