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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 4th, 2019, 7:02 pm

 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 6th, 2019, 1:47 am

And, by the way, the US is full. Not even standing room for anybody else. Drumpf needs lebensraum.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 9th, 2019, 10:37 pm

"We Have The Worst Laws Of Any Country Anywhere In The World". President Donald J. Trump today. 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 12th, 2019, 1:21 am

"I know nothing about WikiLeaks." The extent of his lying knows absolutely no boundaries. 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 12th, 2019, 10:48 pm

Donald hace Trampas.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 13th, 2019, 2:19 am

Munchkin will go to prison for contempt of Congress for refusing to surrender Trump's tax returns. Or, we live in a country without laws. 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 14th, 2019, 11:34 pm

The Huckaby girl is being a little uppity today: "White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that she doesn't think congressional Democrats are "smart enough" to review President Donald Trump's tax returns should they succeed in obtaining the documents." Uhhh - because there are like numbers and stuff there!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 18th, 2019, 11:29 pm

It turned into a straight up Republican white wash by Mueller, Barr and Rosenstein. Sad, but hardly shocking. 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 19th, 2019, 7:57 am

It turned into a straight up Republican white wash by Mueller, Barr and Rosenstein. Sad, but hardly shocking. 
QED
The obstruction of justice aspect to Mueller's investigation keeps reminding of reading Godel Escher Bach many years ago.
When Hofstadter introduces strange loops, to segue into Godel's theorem, he discussed various applications include to law,
to consider the hierarchies of different courts etc. When a court can make a judgement in the same level, paradoxes can happen
and the system cannot come to a clear unique (consistent) verdict. 

At the time this struck me as a bit hypothetical  but the age of Trump inures one to all paradoxes.
To openly talk of the firing a prosecutor who is investigating you, to investigate the possibility of using a presidential pardon to pardon one's self,
to write strongly intimidating tweets whose stated purpose is to get a particular result, these all have that paradoxical strange loopy feel
and it seems difficult to make an argument that obstruction of justice is not going on.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 19th, 2019, 10:07 am

There are also details like the investigator not interviewing Trump on account that it would be embarrassing for him to lie under oath and/or take the fifth. And having Trump hand pick an AG for the sole purpose of covering him in the case Mueller were to get of line. This turned out not to be necessary, so now he is just a combination of personal lawyer and presidential spokesman.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 19th, 2019, 10:27 am

I'm missing ppauper. One-sided lunacy is boring.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 22nd, 2019, 9:37 am

"At the time this struck me as a bit hypothetical at the time but the age of Trump inures one to all paradoxes. 
To openly talk of the firing a prosecutor who is investigating you, to investigate the possibility of using a presidential pardon to pardon one's self, 
to write strongly intimidating tweets whose stated purpose is to get a particular result, these all have that paradoxical strange loopy feel
and it seems difficult to make an argument that obstruction of justice is not going on."

In any political system you reach a level at which the power investigates itself. In the UK they "launch an inquiry", appoint a Lord or a Dame to run it, and trust that he/she will know by instinct how much truth can be exposed, and what needs to be swept under the carpet in order to defend the stability of the institutions, reputation of their peers (small p) and "public trust". That's how they dealt with child abuse, that's how they dealt with the Grenfell Tower fire, that's how they dealt with the Iraq War.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 22nd, 2019, 10:49 am

"At the time this struck me as a bit hypothetical at the time but the age of Trump inures one to all paradoxes. 
To openly talk of the firing a prosecutor who is investigating you, to investigate the possibility of using a presidential pardon to pardon one's self, 
to write strongly intimidating tweets whose stated purpose is to get a particular result, these all have that paradoxical strange loopy feel
and it seems difficult to make an argument that obstruction of justice is not going on."

In any political system you reach a level at which the power investigates itself. In the UK they "launch an inquiry", appoint a Lord or a Dame to run it, and trust that he/she will know by instinct how much truth can be exposed, and what needs to be swept under the carpet in order to defend the stability of the institutions, reputation of their peers (small p) and "public trust". That's how they dealt with child abuse, that's how they dealt with the Grenfell Tower fire, that's how they dealt with the Iraq War.
Yes, should be at least a Viscount.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 22nd, 2019, 11:03 am

Or a Baroness.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

April 22nd, 2019, 11:29 am

Too common.
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