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Gamal
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 22nd, 2018, 6:13 am

bearish wrote:
I recognize that most posters here are European and couldn't care the slightest about the subtleties of the make-up of the US supreme court, but it is the sort of thing that is a matter of life and death for people subject to their rulings. 

You have the same polical system as Iran?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 22nd, 2018, 9:28 am

"but it is the sort of thing that is a matter of life and death for people subject to their rulings"

So is the make-up of any government. You just have to accept it that in democracy, you don't always win. What is particular about the US democracy in recent decades is that both sides act like children when they lose. Democrats get hysterical when a Republican candidate wins and vice versa. And the focus on social ideological matters covers up that the economical policy has been taken over by hardcore free market fundamentalists in both parties. This finally seems to be beginning to change, but the Democrats had to be dragged kicked and screaming to the left.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there will still be many states in which abortion will be legal, won't it?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 22nd, 2018, 4:21 pm

Gamal wrote:
bearish wrote:
I recognize that most posters here are European and couldn't care the slightest about the subtleties of the make-up of the US supreme court, but it is the sort of thing that is a matter of life and death for people subject to their rulings. 

You have the same polical system as Iran?


The similarities are indeed uncanny. A handful of unelected old(ish) men with the power to impose their religious ideology on the populace at large.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 9:02 am

ISayMoo wrote:
<snip> Democrats get hysterical when a Republican candidate wins and vice versa. And the focus on social ideological matters covers up that the economical policy has been taken over by hardcore free market fundamentalists in both parties. <Snip>

Exactly the issue. It is identity politics and no longer about resolving real issues. Something needs to change to remove a frankly poor political elite and replace it with people who have a clue about how to get things done.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 9:17 am

Monarchy?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 10:07 am

Somehow, King Donald does not sound like the problem to the answer. Although I have no doubt that he will attempt a move in that direction. Perhaps Tsar Donald would be more appropriate. Meanwhile, the world (or at least the world leaders) spontaneously laughed at his delusions of grandeur and accomplishments yesterday. It is probably funnier if you can go home and get away from him at the end of the week...
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 12:04 pm

rmax wrote:
ISayMoo wrote:
<snip> Democrats get hysterical when a Republican candidate wins and vice versa. And the focus on social ideological matters covers up that the economical policy has been taken over by hardcore free market fundamentalists in both parties. <Snip>

Exactly the issue. It is identity politics and no longer about resolving real issues. Something needs to change to remove a frankly poor political elite and replace it with people who have a clue about how to get things done.

drain the swamp?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 12:35 pm

president trump is rightly proud of what he's accomplished since taking office. Obama told us the manufacturing jobs were gone for good yet President Trump has reversed the tide
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 26th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Drain the swap. Yes! Can someone do it in other countries as well.

I hope for the sake of the US of A that Trump has reversed the fortunes and will make America an economic powerhouse again. Whether he has achieved that is probably too early to tell. However an interesting take on it is here: Trump Bump - Vice
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 7:53 am

bearish wrote:
Gamal wrote:
bearish wrote:
I recognize that most posters here are European and couldn't care the slightest about the subtleties of the make-up of the US supreme court, but it is the sort of thing that is a matter of life and death for people subject to their rulings. 

You have the same polical system as Iran?


The similarities are indeed uncanny. A handful of unelected old(ish) men with the power to impose their religious ideology on the populace at large.

AKA the European Commission.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 7:56 am

https://qz.com/1403554/a-witness-offers-to-testify-about-brett-kavanaughs-high-school-wingman-mark-judge/

It looks like the list of nasty things young men are allowed to get away with in "Judeo-Christian" culture is getting longer every day.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 12:16 pm

ISayMoo wrote:
https://qz.com/1403554/a-witness-offers-to-testify-about-brett-kavanaughs-high-school-wingman-mark-judge/

It looks like the list of nasty things young men are allowed to get away with in "Judeo-Christian" culture is getting longer every day.


the goal here was to stall the confirmation vote in the hope that the dems retake the senate in the midterms.
A new allegation appears every few days, with the intention of stalling the proceedings with hearings on the new allegations.
Sen. Feinstein held the first allegation for months before releasing it at the 11th hour.
We're used to it now, because the dems have been doing it for years. Release allegations which can be neither confirmed nor denied at the last minute.
Amy Barrett was President Trump's second choice for this position. If Sen. Feinstein had forwarded the allegations to her fellow judiciary committee members in a timely manner, and it was decided that the allegations had merit, then there would have been plenty of time to get Judge Barrett confirmed before the midterms.
Sen. Feinstein held the allegations until the vote was imminent to make sure that didn't happen
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 1:42 pm

ppauper wrote:
ISayMoo wrote:
https://qz.com/1403554/a-witness-offers-to-testify-about-brett-kavanaughs-high-school-wingman-mark-judge/

It looks like the list of nasty things young men are allowed to get away with in "Judeo-Christian" culture is getting longer every day.


the goal here was to stall the confirmation vote in the hope that the dems retake the senate in the midterms.
A new allegation appears every few days, with the intention of stalling the proceedings with hearings on the new allegations.
Sen. Feinstein held the first allegation for months before releasing it at the 11th hour.
We're used to it now, because the dems have been doing it for years. Release allegations which can be neither confirmed nor denied at the last minute.
Amy Barrett was President Trump's second choice for this position. If Sen. Feinstein had forwarded the allegations to her fellow judiciary committee members in a timely manner, and it was decided that the allegations had merit, then there would have been plenty of time to get Judge Barrett confirmed before the midterms.
Sen. Feinstein held the allegations until the vote was imminent to make sure that didn't happen


After what the Republicans did following the timely death of Scalia, they should expect every dirty trick in the book to be thrown at their nominees. And perhaps some tricks not yet in the book.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 6:49 pm

Scalia was an honourable man. Kavanaugh is a cad.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 27th, 2018, 8:26 pm

kavanaugh is a yalie and a bushie.
Similar allegations would have been made against any male nominee.
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