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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 1:23 pm

I will not remain silent in the face of the spread of extremism
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 2:38 pm

There is of course the argument that fighting him was more important back in the day when there were impressionable students and other people with an interest in quant finance stopping by here. Nowadays it feels more like https://xkcd.com/386/.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 4:08 pm

also a bit like

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Actually you are like your idol.
thank you. It's an honor to be likened to Alan Dershowitz.
Is he  a betting man?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Actually you are like your idol.
thank you. It's an honor to be likened to Alan Dershowitz.
Is he  a betting man?
He has represented Sheldon Adelson (the right wing Trump mega-donor who made his money from casinos), so he is certainly no stranger to gambling.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 10:18 pm

Actually you are like your idol.
thank you. It's an honor to be likened to Alan Dershowitz.
A person attacking ACLU, defending torture (Bamford described him as chillingly Nazi-like) is bad.

I don't know if he was a supporter of appartheid South Africa or not?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 7th, 2019, 11:16 pm



thank you. It's an honor to be likened to Alan Dershowitz.
Is he  a betting man?
He has represented Sheldon Adelson (the right wing Trump mega-donor who made his money from casinos), so he is certainly no stranger to gambling.
by that logic, Hillary Clinton is no stranger to rapists (ok, she's married to one) having defended the rapist who raped 12-year-old Kathy Shelton,
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 8th, 2019, 3:06 am

Usual nonsense. And tomorrow, Trump will be lying on national television, bigly!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 8th, 2019, 10:58 pm

students were given the following quotes:

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented and unchecked,” which was said by former President Barack Obama said in 2005.

“I voted numerous times… to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders,” which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in 2008.

“Illegal Immigration is wrong, plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress,” which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in 2009.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 1:53 am

I'm sure you and your campus reform people have a point. In the meantime, the silly event coming up tonight might just fizzle into another fundraiser, where the poor and uneducated donate their moneys to Trump. Which is most certainly their right, but hardly going to help their plight in life.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 2:06 am

Oddly, based on recent FBI statistics, US violent crime rates are the lowest in at least five decades. What an emergency! 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 2:11 am

Well, that speech was not merely a nothing-burger, but one without condiments. 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 9:50 am

Of course campusreforum (and President Trump) has a point.
Princess Nancy and Chucky Schmucky are holding the country hostage because (according to Princess Nancy) a border wall is "immoral" and "unwise."
Yet the same people who are now vehemently opposed to an "immoral" "unwise" border barrier were in favor of one not so long ago. Before we take people like Chucky Schmucky and Princess Nancy seriously, they need to explain why they did a 180 on the issue. "Orange man bad" is not a convincing argument.

We've seen this before. When President Trump first put a travel ban in place, the countries on the list were taken from a never-implemented travel ban drawn up by then-President Obama, and at least one of the federal judges who blocked the Trump ban said that if Obama had implemented the ban, they would have allowed it, but, well, orange man bad.
When President Trump asked the National Guard to help out at the border, that was "bad," but no one had an issue when then-President Obama did the same thing. I remember people playing the quote game with the National Guard as well: they read out some of the things President Obama said when he sent the National Guard to the border, and people thought the quotes were from President Trump and denounced the quotes as evil and vile, because, well, orange man bad.

I posted a snippet from a journal article a day or two ago. There's been a barrier on the border since at least 1945.
That's at least President Truman onward, and maybe even FDR, who died in April 1945.
No one seems to have had an issue with that barrier under the 33rd (Truman) to 44th (Obama) presidents, but orange man bad.

President Trump gave a great address last night, as expected. There were no surprises, and the president rightly pointed out that those who are now opposing a border barrier were in favor of it before President Trump became president. But orange man bad.
We knew in advance that the address was to reach across the aisle and invite the Dems to join the President in securing the border, and that declaring a national emergency and using the military to secure the border would come later if necessary.
The Dems' response was predictable: orange man bad.
And since when has there been a rebuttal to presidential addresses? State of the Union, yes, but presidential addresses?

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 10:02 am

Sadly, a lot of people didn't get to watch the president's address.
Charter Spectrum had a major cable  outage across the country (in all major cities and border states) an hour before the president was due to address the nation on the immigration crisis and the need to build the wall. What are the odds?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 9th, 2019, 11:08 am

I think the answer to the question of since when has there been a rebuttal to presidential addresses, is since a president started commandeering national TV time to make a campaign speech.
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