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Gamal
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 17th, 2017, 9:33 am

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 19th, 2017, 9:04 am

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 19th, 2017, 9:43 am

what more proof do you need: huckabee is in st petersburg (the one in russia, not tampa-st pete, although no doubt some of you fondly remember it as leningrad)
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huck may have turned down a cabinet post (because he has a mountain of debt from his own unsuccessful presidential run), but his daughter sarah is deputy press spokesperson
governor huckabee was joking (at least I think he was joking) that the russians he talked to on his visit want BJ Clinton to repay the half million dollars that he (clinton) received from a kremlin-linked russian bank for a speech
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 20th, 2017, 9:25 am

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 2:08 pm

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm

Sean Spicer has resigned.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0721/892097-sean-spicer/

He'll be missed.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 5:22 pm

Gamal wrote:
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The wheels are starting to fall off.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 5:24 pm

ppauper wrote:
what more proof do you need: huckabee is in st petersburg (the one in russia, not tampa-st pete, although no doubt some of you fondly remember it as leningrad)
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huck may have turned down a cabinet post (because he has a mountain of debt from his own unsuccessful presidential run), but his daughter sarah is deputy press spokesperson
governor huckabee was joking (at least I think he was joking) that the russians he talked to on his visit want BJ Clinton to repay the half million dollars that he (clinton) received from a kremlin-linked russian bank for a speech

Revisionism is rife.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 7:20 pm

indeed
NYT 2015: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal


And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
(snip)
Renaissance Capital would not comment on the genesis of Mr. Clinton’s speech to an audience that included leading Russian officials, or on whether it was connected to the Rosatom deal. According to a Russian government news service, Mr. Putin personally thanked Mr. Clinton for speaking.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 21st, 2017, 7:25 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
Sean Spicer has resigned.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0721/892097-sean-spicer/

He'll be missed.

indeed, he didn't like his new boss (white house director of communications). It's a shame, I liked him Mr Spicer.
I'm wondering if Huckabee's daughter Sarah will be promoted or they bring in someone else. Laura Ingraham was rumored a few months ago.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 27th, 2017, 2:17 pm

When Trump's spin doctors say he's a straight-talker from Queens they might want to conjure up some character from Goodfellas or from Sunnyside but they fail to mention the leafy suburbs of Forest Hills. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/us/p ... ister.html
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 27th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Head of Boy Scouts gives deeply moving public apology for Trump's weird speech on Tuesday

"I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program."
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 27th, 2017, 10:48 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
When Trump's spin doctors say he's a straight-talker from Queens they might want to conjure up some character from Goodfellas or from Sunnyside but they fail to mention the leafy suburbs of Forest Hills. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/us/p ... ister.html

Even so - his latest hire is a caricature right out The Godfather.
Here is some good coverage of "The Mooch" in Vanity Fair:
"I'm going to fire everybody!"

Looking forward to seeing how Saturday Night Live will handle this personnel change. Tune in on July 29!

PS: Speculation on SNL casting here! Shhhhh!

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 28th, 2017, 8:10 am

the boy scouts were discussed in another thread. "I'm sorry if you're upset" is not an apology, it's a passive aggressive attack on the person to whom it is addressed.
As already stated, the addresses by FDR and Truman to the boy scouts were highly politicized. I haven't looked at the other addresses to see their contents.
FDR for example ranted that
“When you go out into life, you have come to understand that the individual in your community who always says ‘I can’t’ or ‘I won’t’ or ‘I don’t,’ the individual who by inaction or by opposition slows up honest, practical, far-seeing community effort, is the fellow who is holding back civilization and holding back the objectives of the Constitution of the United States."

as I said in the other thread,
this seems to be the 1935 speech, and is an attack on those opposing FDR's "new deal" legislation, which brought socialism to the US under the pretext of ameliorating the great depression caused by the federal reserve. fdr is referring to his new deal legislation as "honest, practical, far-seeing community effort"
in addition to conservative opposition in congress, the supreme court blocked much (most?) of the legislation and led to the unsuccessful court-packing plan of 1937

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (an epithet given by the liberals) were four conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court who for a short time, between 1933-37, held back the unconstitutional programs of FDR’s New Deal from becoming the law. Liberal Democrats so hated these four men that they enflamed the people to hang them in effigy.
Can you imagine what would happen today if conservatives hung liberal judges in effigy or president trump referred to the liberal wing of the supreme court as "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
same thing with Truman,
Truman's 1950 speech seems to be an attack on the isolationists in the republican party at the time (Robert Taft lost the 1952 republican nomination to Eisenhower). Truman was building cold war alliances (like nato) and laying down cold war trip-wires. And fighting the korean war

Truman's successor Eisenhower warned us of the dangers of the military-industrial complex and said something along the lines of (in the 1950s) that if we still had troops in Europe 10 years later, there was something seriously wrong. That was 60 years ago and the troops are still there.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

July 28th, 2017, 8:30 am

"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program"
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