Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, May 1, 2017.
more local color:
Democrats take control in Delaware County for first time since Civil War
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Democrats are taking control in a suburban Philadelphia county that's been under Republican control since the Civil War.
Democrats declared victory in three races Tuesday night for Delaware County's five-member council, sweeping Republicans entirely from what had been an all-Republican panel just a couple years ago.
from a newsletter i get:
I'm in an exurban Virginia county, far outside the Beltway, that is firmly middle-middle class. As I look around the houses in my little cul-de-sac, my neighbors are: a retired couple; a truck driver and hygenist; two accountants; a man who runs a small business repairing furniture out of his house; a plumber and public school teacher; an immigrant family from Afghanistan. You get the picture: I do not live in an area full of doctors and lawyers and the dreaded "Beltway elites."
For the decade I've lived here, Republicans have, on balance, controlled most of the local offices: school board, district supervisors, sheriff, that sort of thing.
Last night every one of these local Republicans lost. Every. Single. One.
Hopefully, that's a portent of how things will go in November 2020.
"Have fun spending all that money you're making from the booming stock market" might not be a message that resonates with a lot of Rust Belt voters.
No, the whistleblower works for the CIA...or maybe that's a load of old bollocks because that's who the Left are cheering on.
Naming the whistleblower is illegal, but is naming someone who you believe is that person, if you're right or wrong?
Link to a Trump being a moron
Idiot mini Trump just did.
This is excellent. The only thing protecting Trump is his ability to win elections and get ultra right crap moving. Once that's gone, and it's looking that way, he'll get dumped.
Since the tweet is out there anyway.
Is is time this silly fucker was arrested?
This could be interesting. Israel seems very influential in US politics, so anything that Trump does against the Jewish state could well impact on many things, including republican support in impeachment hearings.
Report: Trump said Israel should pay for PA security assistance instead of US
Protecting white house guilt?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love the outrage about me tweeting an article about the “alleged” whistleblower... also good to know you have other sources confirming. <br><br>Those thinking I coordinated with The White House to tweet out a <a href="Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) on Twitter">@BreitbartNews</a> article haven’t been watching my feed much. Didn’t happen! <a href="https://t.co/CEOZBmcX4p">https://t.co/CEOZBmcX4p</a></p>— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) <a href="">November 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
I believe "LOCK HIM UP" is in order
The "Left" are cheering on the whistleblower or the CIA? Who do you mean by the "Left"? The Democrats???
"I did it, Daddy! I named the whistleblower! Aren't you proud of me?"
Since Trump's supposed case for corruption in Ukraine centered on Hunter Biden allegedly trading on his father's influence, you'd think they'd prefer for people to forget that Donald Trump Jr. exists.
Not to be confused with the Sidney Blumenthal's Son Left.
I'd say Jesus Christ but it would sound like a compliment. "Where I walk, God walks."
Oh for the days when Reagan just had an astrologer advising him.
Bet God is really happy his name is being dragged into this.
This week has been pretty positive. Next might well be even better.
Trump used Ukraine aid as leverage, says diplomat
Trump's been making the rounds of sporting events lately. The latest is the Alabama v. LSU football game:
Trump at Alabama-LSU game: SGA sends warning for 'disrupting behavior'
Two things here:
* The season is mostly over so losing seats for two games wouldn't deter me. Its seems pretty weak. It would also be unconstitutional for a state school to tamp down free speech in a public venue.
* If students in the far south have to be intimidated into silence, that doesn't bode well for Trump's reelection prospects.
Not a big thing, and not a lot of money for Trump, but it demonstrates he's a bent bastard.
President Trump ordered to pay $2M to group of nonprofits as part of civil lawsuit
Not enough to be damning, but it has potential
Trump has denied he wanted Barr to clear him in public so we can be pretty sure he did.
One of the worst things Trump is doing, because of the long term damage, is trying to mess up the environment. Withdrawal from the Paris treaty being a big example of his foolishness.
His terrible political views, corruption, many illegal acts, and utter twattery are all bad, but deliberately shagging up the planet, presumably because some swine is paying him to do it, is just nasty.
AIA denounces Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
Today's fb post:
Just a quick reminder how the right are feeling about the impeachment
Signs of stress in NATO
Nato alliance is brain dead, says Macron
The Russian asset in the white house is doing a fine job
It is from facebook.
Feel free to find it's origins.....
Good of you to repost the name of the alleged whistleblower though
Everybody and their grandmother has seen it so it hardly makes any difference.
Edit - just googled the name and pages and pages of links came up.
Separate names with a comma.