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  • Draining The Swamp

    Posted by Unknown Member on November 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    In looking at the election vote, only 4.4% of Washington DC residents voted for Trump vs >90% for Clinton. This reflects the huge population of government workers who live in DC, aka, “the swamp”. Clearly many of these people were protecting their gravy train by voting Democrat. Very telling statistic tells the whole story about which is the party of big government. This also explains the Washington Post’s editorial bubble and the echo chamber that feeds it. 
     
    If Trump plays this right, he should clean house on all of those agencies that have been undermining Republicans for years. GWB was undermined from the inside at the CIA and other Federal agencies. He was too nice about it and allowed his presidency to be picked apart from the inside. Under Obama, the IRS was clearly weaponized against conservatives. The heads of all of those agencies should be summarily fired and replaced in order to prevent obstructionism from the inside. Trump should also fire all of the attorney generals and replace them with a more loyal bunch. 

    kaldridgewv2211 replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 18 Members · 308 Replies
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  • ruszja

    Member
    November 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I think your analysis is off.

    The DC vote is skewed that way due to the poverty so prevalent in the city. Most of the .gov workers don’t live in the district and all of the political appointees and military maintain their voting residence wherever they come from.

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      November 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Georgetown is not in DC? How about Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter/Chinatown West End, Kalorama, Foxhall, Palisades and Wesley Heights? The Maryland suburbs and Virginia suburbs are also heavily Democrat.

      • 100574

        Member
        November 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

        as the ex-Virginia governor and his wife learned–firing people does not get a good outcome–this also applies to rads( groups lose hospital contracts/ whistleblowers)

        • Unknown Member

          Deleted User
          November 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

          You’ve gotta admit that Trump acted and sounded unhinged during some parts of the campaign. At the end there was talk that he had to be sworn off of Twitter for his own good.

          “Drain the swamp” is a great campaign talking point but time will tell whether he’s draining or has drained the swamp. Instead of Reaganesque team of the best we’re seeing team of the usual dyspeptics like Giuliani, Bolton, Sessions,etc. Instead of a we’re-all-American, city-on-a-hill inclusive rhetoric like Peggy Noonan used to pen, it’s alt-right.

          Like I said, time will tell but the early signs are not encouraging.

      • ruszja

        Member
        November 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm

        Quote from aldadoc

        Georgetown is not in DC? How about Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter/Chinatown West End, Kalorama, Foxhall, Palisades and Wesley Heights?

         
        The fact that there are a couple of nice neighborhoods in northwest does not negate the fact  that the other two quadrants (NE/SE) are pretty miserable.
        Median family income in DC is 67k when the surrounding counties are between 95 and 112k. Poverty levels in DC are two to three times that of the suburban counties. There have been many efforts to qualify ‘district residents’ for jobs in the federal government but few of them do. The scarcity of federal jobs that don’t require a graduate degree is one of the big challenges for the district. 
        I just dont think that your premise that the voting behavior of district residents indicates the voting behavior of federal government employees holds true at all. They are just not the same group.

        • kayla.meyer_144

          Member
          November 19, 2016 at 5:33 am

          No jobs except for loyal Party members, Alda?

          Sounds like Communism is your ideal government, Alda, not Democracy.

        • 100574

          Member
          November 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

          the Brookland area( catholic university, the basilica( little rome is the nickname), Franciscan Monastery( a hidden gem where if u visit  on the weekend u will run into various wedding parties) and the area surrounding Providence Hospital up to abutting silver spring,MD( south dakota ave/Michigan Park area and rhode island avenue area that leads to MD( US route 1)) is NE DC and those sections have always been middle class–especially now with Gentrification
          St. Anselm’s is in NE  DC –I hate to see people who have never lived in DC make ignorant statements concerning what areas are miserable
          Heritage Foundation Headquarters is in NE DC

          Quote from fw

          Quote from aldadoc

          Georgetown is not in DC? How about Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter/Chinatown West End, Kalorama, Foxhall, Palisades and Wesley Heights?

          The fact that there are a couple of nice neighborhoods in northwest does not negate the fact  that the other two quadrants (NE/SE) are pretty miserable.
          Median family income in DC is 67k when the surrounding counties are between 95 and 112k. Poverty levels in DC are two to three times that of the suburban counties. There have been many efforts to qualify ‘district residents’ for jobs in the federal government but few of them do. The scarcity of federal jobs that don’t require a graduate degree is one of the big challenges for the district. 
          I just dont think that your premise that the voting behavior of district residents indicates the voting behavior of federal government employees holds true at all. They are just not the same group.

          • kaldridgewv2211

            Member
            November 21, 2016 at 6:18 am

            I’m trying to find the reference but I thought I saw last week that he was having appointments sign off that they won’t become lobbyist for 5 years or something after they serve.  I think that would be a nice touch.  I’d like to see him step up and do some ethics reform.

            • ruszja

              Member
              November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

              Quote from DICOM_Dan

              I’m trying to find the reference but I thought I saw last week that he was having appointments sign off that they won’t become lobbyist for 5 years or something after they serve.  I think that would be a nice touch.  I’d like to see him step up and do some ethics reform.

              A pledge means nothing without a mechanism to enforce it.
              There is a federal law, but it is toothless and can be waived by the agencies. The revolving door is how the town runs.

              • aryfa_995

                Member
                November 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

                To what extent can the president be held to laws made by Congress regarding presidential appointments or conflicts of interest? It’s an interesting constitutional question. I doubt SCOTUS would rule on such a political question and that many of the laws regarding presidential appointments don’t really mean much.

                • heenadevk1119_462

                  Member
                  November 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

                  I love how all of these guys who said Trump can never win also now have predictions on how he’s not going to do anything, and he’s not even president yet. You guys are such amateurs. At least, wait a little bit.
                   
                  Oh, and you see Mexico’s leaders lately? It’s amazing what you can do when you have a real leader in there. They’re already scared shtless because they know, [b][i]just like I said a long time ago[/i][/b], we have so many pressure points on them, they would be absolutely retarded not to listen and behave. Again, pussies were used to people who weren’t savvy, or couldn’t make deals. So they thought we could never do such a thing.
                   
                  Get your minds straight, this is common sense stuff. Seriously, it’s really obvious when you have a competent person in there who knows what he is doing, which is what we have.

                  • Unknown Member

                    Deleted User
                    November 21, 2016 at 11:50 am

                    Quote from Dr. ****er

                    I love how all of these guys who said Trump can never win also now have predictions on how he’s not going to do anything, and he’s not even president yet. You guys are such amateurs. At least, wait a little bit.  
                       

                     
                    While I agree we should wait a little to pass judgement Would you like to Wager on the Coal jobs and Steel jobs that Trump said he would bring back
                     
                    WHat would you like to wager and what are the parameters of the bet?

                  • Unknown Member

                    Deleted User
                    March 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

                    What kind of doctor uses the word “retarded”? I think a podiatrist has infiltrated radiology’s most trusted blogging site! Imposter!

              • kaldridgewv2211

                Member
                November 21, 2016 at 11:32 am

                Quote from fw

                Quote from DICOM_Dan

                I’m trying to find the reference but I thought I saw last week that he was having appointments sign off that they won’t become lobbyist for 5 years or something after they serve.  I think that would be a nice touch.  I’d like to see him step up and do some ethics reform.

                A pledge means nothing without a mechanism to enforce it.
                There is a federal law, but it is toothless and can be waived by the agencies. The revolving door is how the town runs.

                I think it was more contractual.  If you server Trump administration then you sign here, and you can’t become a lobbyist for X years.  I’m not sure what would happen if someone were to break the contract.

          • ruszja

            Member
            November 21, 2016 at 7:31 am

            Quote from sentinel lymph node

            the Brookland area( catholic university, the basilica( little rome is the nickname), Franciscan Monastery( a hidden gem where if u visit  on the weekend u will run into various wedding parties) and the area surrounding Providence Hospital up to abutting silver spring,MD( south dakota ave/Michigan Park area and rhode island avenue area that leads to MD( US route 1)) is NE DC and those sections have always been middle class–especially now with Gentrification
            St. Anselm’s is in NE  DC –I hate to see people who have never lived in DC make ignorant statements concerning what areas are miserable
            Heritage Foundation Headquarters is in NE DC

            I see you haven’t been back in a while.

            But you are right. There are a couple of islands of ‘decent’ in NE.

            • 100574

              Member
              November 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

              islands–cra cra talk–like how big is DC–St. Anselm’s sits on 40 acres alone in NE DC..

              Quote from fw

              Quote from sentinel lymph node

              the Brookland area( catholic university, the basilica( little rome is the nickname), Franciscan Monastery( a hidden gem where if u visit  on the weekend u will run into various wedding parties) and the area surrounding Providence Hospital up to abutting silver spring,MD( south dakota ave/Michigan Park area and rhode island avenue area that leads to MD( US route 1)) is NE DC and those sections have always been middle class–especially now with Gentrification
              St. Anselm’s is in NE  DC –I hate to see people who have never lived in DC make ignorant statements concerning what areas are miserable
              Heritage Foundation Headquarters is in NE DC

              I see you haven’t been back in a while.

              But you are right. There are a couple of islands of ‘decent’ in NE.

              • kayla.meyer_144

                Member
                December 4, 2016 at 7:41 am

                Companies finding their ads on Brietbart to their horror. They remove their ads & Breitbart is launching a boycott of these companies.
                 
                [link=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/business/media/breitbart-vanguard-ads-follow-users-target-marketing.html]http://www.nytimes.com/20…-target-marketing.html[/link]
                 

                Vanguard is one of at least a dozen companies, including prominent brands like Allstate, Kellogg and Warby Parker, that have said recently that they will stop advertising on Breitbart. The brands have attributed their appearances on the site to the automated nature of online advertising, in which a complicated system of third-party networks and agencies is used to place ads.
                 
                All of this has resulted in the kind of publicity and political repercussions brands were hoping to avoid. After Kellogg said it would stop advertising on Breitbart because the site was not aligned with our values as a company, pointing to publicly available marketing guidelines, Breitbart started a #DumpKelloggs boycott campaign. Larry Solov, Breitbarts chief executive, said in an editorial that the cereal maker has shown its contempt for Breitbarts 45 million readers and for the main street American values that they hold dear.
                 
                The uproar about Breitbart with the separate issue of fake news sites has sent advertisers to online ad verification companies like DoubleVerify and Integral Ad Science. On Thursday, DoubleVerify added an Inflammatory Politics & News category to a list of more than 75 categories that advertisers can choose to avoid. If selected, it will block ads from appearing on sites including Breitbart, Rawstory.com, WND.com, LibertyWritersNews.com and YoungCons.com, the company said.

                With the surge in these new sites that are living on unsubstantiated stories that are oftentimes very politically charged, large brands are coming to us and ensuring that their ads dont appear on those kinds of sites, said Wayne Gattinella, the chief executive of DoubleVerify.

                 
                 
                A Macys banner ad on the Breitbart website.
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                Who knew that women on birth control were ugly and crazy? The article shows exactly what Neanderthal ideas Brietbart is selling to its Neanderthal audience about hating people. The only attractive woman is a breeding woman?
                 
                 

    • jquinones8812_854

      Member
      November 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Quote from fw

      I think your analysis is off.

      The DC vote is skewed that way due to the poverty so prevalent in the city. Most of the .gov workers don’t live in the district and all of the political appointees and military maintain their voting residence wherever they come from.

       
      There are a fair number of wealthy districts in DC too. I agree the majority is poor, but still doesn’t explain this level of discrepancy. 

  • kayla.meyer_144

    Member
    November 19, 2016 at 5:48 am

    No jobs except for loyal Party members, Alda?

    And wasn’t it recently under Bush where the Feceral Prosecutors were fired for not being loyal enough & playing ball with prosecuting those who the Republican Party decided had to be removed for political reasons regardless of what the Law required?

    Sounds like Communism is your ideal government, Alda, or Fascism, but not Democracy. Definitely not Democracy.

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      November 19, 2016 at 6:55 am

      I’m not seeing much swamp draining

      Just the same old republican establishment elites in power for the most part looking to reinstate the trickle down and spending policies of the past

      I think trump pulled a fast one on the rural rust belt voters that put him in office

      There is not going to be any sweeping change

      No steel mills or coal mines will begin hiring. The auto industry will stay the same

      The swamp is intact with pretty much the same critters living in it aside from a few new predators

      • btomba_77

        Member
        November 19, 2016 at 7:19 am

        The Trump administration is going to make the Clintons look like amateurs when it comes to grift and cronyism.
         

        • eyoab2011_711

          Member
          November 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm

          Wow Alda is releasing his inner Putin

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      March 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      I concur.

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    November 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    It is not unprecedented for presidents to replace all of the Attorney Generals. Reagan did it and Clinton replaced all 83 AG’s. Bush didn’t and it caused him a whole lot of political headaches.

    • btomba_77

      Member
      November 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Alda, you are the only person I have ever come across who somehow interprets “drain the swamp” to mean “get rid of all of the professionals and pack Washington DC full of political hacks who bow to my every whim”.

  • ruszja

    Member
    November 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Quote from DICOM_Dan

    I think it was more contractual.  If you server Trump administration then you sign here, and you can’t become a lobbyist for X years.  I’m not sure what would happen if someone were to break the contract.

    Iow it’s meaningless. They are federal employees, the only entiity with standing to sue them over this contract would be OPM. OPM won’t enforce a contract that is not based on a regulation.

    • 100574

      Member
      November 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      well here is an old story with respect to federal employees:
      Linda Tripp was a White House employee in George HW Bush administration;-she kept her job with Clinton during 1993 and she was subsequently transferred to the Pentagon where her salary increased to $20,000
      The last day of the Clinton administration( 1/19/2001)-Tripp was fired from the pentagon–she sued the Department of Defense for releasing information from her employment file to the media–later she reached a settlement with a one time payout of 595,000, a retroactive promotion and retroactive pay at highest salary for 1998,1999 and 2000 and got a pension and was cleared to work for the federal government—

  • btomba_77

    Member
    March 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Just for the record.
     
     
    Firing Preet Bharara is [i]not[/i] the way to “drain the swamp”.

    • 100574

      Member
      March 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      every person fired will haunt this administration primarily due to the way it was done–both Yates and Preet were told initially to stay on
      and so happy with SNL Ivanka complicit skit
      the swamp is there–and soon will overtake them

      Quote from dergon

      Just for the record.

      Firing Preet Bharara is [i]not[/i] the way to “drain the swamp”.

    • ruszja

      Member
      March 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Quote from dergon

      Just for the record.

      Firing Preet Bharara is [i]not[/i] the way to “drain the swamp”.

       
      Does anyone really think that the corruption investigations are tied to the person at the top of the local office ?
       
      Trump was just giving him a hand in his run for governor.
       
      Bharara got canned for the same reason Sessions got canned by Reno. Nothing personal, just business.
       
       

      • 100574

        Member
        March 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm

        Preet will not win Governorship—the voters for him just are not there–same as why Arnold pulled out CA senate race–the numbers just ain’t there

        Quote from fw

        Quote from dergon

        Just for the record.

        Firing Preet Bharara is [i]not[/i] the way to “drain the swamp”.

        Does anyone really think that the corruption investigations are tied to the person at the top of the local office ?

        Trump was just giving him a hand in his run for governor.

        Bharara got canned for the same reason Sessions got canned by Reno. Nothing personal, just business.

        • ruszja

          Member
          March 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm

          Quote from sentinel lymph node

          Preet will not win Governorship—the voters for him just are not there–same as why Arnold pulled out CA senate race–the numbers just ain’t there

           
          With trump in office, the democratic party could nominate a broomstick for NY governor and it would get elected.

      • btomba_77

        Member
        July 13, 2017 at 4:25 am

        Quote from fw

        Quote from dergon

        Just for the record.

        Firing Preet Bharara is [i]not[/i] the way to “drain the swamp”.

        Does anyone really think that the corruption investigations are tied to the person at the top of the local office ?

        Trump was just giving him a hand in his run for governor.

        Bharara got canned for the same reason Sessions got canned by Reno. Nothing personal, just business.

         
         
         
        [b][url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-12/democrats-ask-doj-about-settlement-involving-trump-linked-lawyer]DOJ Settled case with Russian lawyer linked to Trump Jr[/url][/b]

        Democrats are interested because one of the lawyers involved in the case was Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with President Donald Trumps son in an encounter arranged with the promise of damaging Russian government information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

        The U.S. agreed on May 12 to take $5.9 million to settle the lawsuit tied to a $230 million Russian tax fraud, avoiding a trial that was set to begin the following week.

        The 17 House Democrats asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Wednesday letter whether the involvement of Veselnitskaya, who they called a “Kremlin-connected attorney,” may have helped prompt the settlement, given her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. The presidents son said Veselnitskaya didnt share anything related to Clinton and that the discussion centered mostly around adoption policy.

        [/QUOTE]

        btw …. Preet Bharara was working the case …. before he was fired.

        • kaldridgewv2211

          Member
          July 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

          I read that yesterday.  Strange coincidences.  Case is resolved in two months after Preet gets canned.  DOJ has refused a judge’s order to hand over Sessions clearance form also.  I forget which group sued to get access.  The deadline just passed this week.

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    March 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    If we’re going to talk about “loyalty”, Trump should fire himself.

  • kayla.meyer_144

    Member
    March 13, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Said broomstick would be more effective sweeping out corruption than Trump has by appointing respective swamp creatures to his Administration.

    • heenadevk1119_462

      Member
      March 13, 2017 at 10:31 am

      So sorry you’re gonna have to deal with the sweeping change for 7+ more years
       
      LOLOLOLOLOL
       
      no insight by these one sided tribalists
       
      just live your life, this is all a manipulated game, and you are allowing it, which makes you even more pathetic than your puny understanding of any of it

      • kayla.meyer_144

        Member
        March 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

        I’m not allowing it, I’m resisting Trump & his supporters.
         
        Get over it. It’s called the 1st Amendment.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    June 1, 2017 at 2:58 am

    [url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/31/white-house-grants-ethics-waivers-to-17-appointees-including-four-former-lobbyists/?utm_term=.fb8081638586]White House Grants Ethics Waivers to 17 Appointees[/url]

    The White House disclosed Wednesday evening that it has granted ethics waivers to 17 appointees who work for President Trump and Vice President Pence, including four former lobbyists.

    The waivers exempt the appointees from certain portions of ethics rules aimed at barring potential conflicts of interest. In letters posted on the White House website, the White House counsels office wrote that the waivers were in the public interest because the administration had a need for the appointees expertise on certain issues.

    The rate at which the Trump White House has handed out waivers is far faster than that of the Obama administration, which issued 17 exemptions for White House appointees over eight years.

    • kayla.meyer_144

      Member
      June 1, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Shocking, simply shocking to think there is corruption in the White House & Trump is behind it. 
       
      The worst part is that he’s not even aware. Trump must not have read the memo; guess his name was not prominently displayed several times. Th morning briefings are not filled with SQUIRREL! but rather TRUMP! TRUMP!, then he reads them. But only to see how wonderful the name looks in print, the meaning still escapes him.
       
      covfefe
       
       

      • heenadevk1119_462

        Member
        June 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

        John Brennan spied on the Senate Intel Committee, Trump didn’t have anything to do with that, LOL
         
        Yet the Russians interfere with our “democracy”?
         
        You guys are certifiable.

        • 100574

          Member
          June 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          tick tock tick tock–the intelligence community–US/Europe are maintaining their investigations on the orange one
          discussions on Ryan/ I swear he is paid by the Putin McCarthy on THe last word–who is taping who

          Quote from Dr. ****er

          John Brennan spied on the Senate Intel Committee, Trump didn’t have anything to do with that, LOL

          Yet the Russians interfere with our “democracy”?

          You guys are certifiable.

          • btomba_77

            Member
            June 3, 2017 at 8:52 am

            [url=http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/02/democrats-trump-ban-oversight-requests-239087]Trump informs agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests[/url]

            This effort is sometimes being aided by Republicans on Capitol Hill, or undertaken at their behest. For instance, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) has asked federal agencies to refuse to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests designed to find out what data his panel is seeking from those agencies.

            But the latest initiative by the Trump administration backed by a May 1, 2017, opinion drafted by the Office of Legal Counsel of the Justice Department has crossed a once unthinkable line, Democrats argue.

            Under this new policy, Democrats as the minority party would be limited in their ability to get information from the agencies unless the request was supported by a Republican chairmen. Since the GOP controls both the House and Senate, this would effectively give Republicans a veto over such information requests.

            • kayla.meyer_144

              Member
              June 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

              Trump and Republicans prove the system is rigged, much as Republicans always prove government doesn’t work. Because if you break it, it doesn’t work, which proves the statement. Even retroactively.

              • kaldridgewv2211

                Member
                June 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm

                File this one in the swamp. Taking cancer charity money into Trump golf.

                [link=https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#4f28d3bb6b4a]https://www.forbes.com/si…business/#4f28d3bb6b4a[/link]

                • 100574

                  Member
                  June 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

                  the swamp gets bigger

                  Quote from DICOM_Dan

                  File this one in the swamp. Taking cancer charity money into Trump golf.

                  [link=https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#4f28d3bb6b4a]https://www.forbes.com/si…business/#4f28d3bb6b4a[/link]

                • btomba_77

                  Member
                  June 7, 2017 at 3:42 am

                  Quote from DICOM_Dan

                  File this one in the swamp. Taking cancer charity money into Trump golf.

                  [link=https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#4f28d3bb6b4a]https://www.forbes.com/si…business/#4f28d3bb6b4a[/link]

                  The Trump family are a real bunch of class acts …
                   
                   
                  [b]NOT![/b]

                  • 100574

                    Member
                    June 8, 2017 at 7:36 pm

                    The swamp is overspilling

                    • kaldridgewv2211

                      Member
                      June 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

                      Whoever just grilled Sessions gave him an absolute beat down. The highlights should be good if you missed it

                    • btomba_77

                      Member
                      June 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

                      Angus King?

                    • kaldridgewv2211

                      Member
                      June 14, 2017 at 7:23 am

                      Quote from dergon

                      Angus King?

                      He’s a wounded duck.  Apparently he has the memory of a gold fish.  Like he doesn’t remember if he communicated with Trump in writing.
                       
                      This was Kamala Harris I heard when I was driving.  I guess she was the AG for California.  She sounded much more knowledgeable about DOJ policy than Jeff Sessions.  She hit him with some quality shade about him being the top lawyer and unaware..   
                       
                      [link]https://youtu.be/CHM0dShjIWE[/link]
                       
                      “…………..did you review with the lawyers in your department if you as the top lawyer are unaware of what the law is on what you can share with us………….”

                    • Unknown Member

                      Deleted User
                      June 14, 2017 at 8:14 am

                      Frumi- first of all you have no idea what my skin color is. SLN is the one playing race games. She seems to have a hatred of white males………if they are conservatives. She could say ” angry conservatives ” but chooses to say ” angry white males “.

                    • alyaa.rifaie_129

                      Member
                      June 14, 2017 at 9:06 am

                      Or she replies with white male privilege – the only person I see on this site that continues to mention  race.

                    • 100574

                      Member
                      June 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

                      he admits that he left Comey in the room alone–unacceptable since Flynn was under investigation–he should have spoken up
                      and he showed he was an angry nasty white male lashing out at Kamela Harris
                      worst AG in history–racist -liar and now ?traitor

                      Quote from DICOM_Dan

                      Whoever just grilled Sessions gave him an absolute beat down. The highlights should be good if you missed it

                    • Unknown Member

                      Deleted User
                      June 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

                      SLN – I guess you would have no problem with someone calling you an an angry black?

                    • 100574

                      Member
                      June 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm

                       
                      and they would be wrong in that characterization on 2 fronts–I am biracial and I am not angry

                      Quote from Ben Casey

                      SLN – I guess you would have no problem with someone calling you an an angry black?

                    • Unknown Member

                      Deleted User
                      June 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm

                      So you don’t consider yourself or Barack Obama black?

                    • 100574

                      Member
                      June 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm

                      I don’t comment on what other people consider themselves –given the topic of the thread -I will not comment on your line of questioning–you must be at a very down point in your life to be focused on me and my post–get better my friend

                      Quote from Ben Casey

                      So you don’t consider yourself or Barack Obama black?

  • btomba_77

    Member
    June 3, 2017 at 4:03 am

    [url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ethics-office-will-press-white-house-on-undated-conflict-of-interest-waivers/2017/06/02/5700719c-47b0-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.785cc78db775]Ethics Office Will Challenge Unsigned Waivers[/url]

    The Office of Government Ethics plans to press the White House to clarify when it issued a slew of ethics waivers giving its staffers permission to interact with their former employers or clients, an indication that the exemptions might not have been properly granted.

    Ten of the 14 waivers publicly disclosed this week by the White House are undated and unsigned, raising questions about when they were put in place.

    Particularly troubling, ethics experts said, was a blanket waiver allowing White House appointees to communicate with media organizations where they previously worked that was described as retroactive a maneuver that the ethics office said was not permitted.[/QUOTE]

  • kayla.meyer_144

    Member
    June 7, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Trump’s administration IS the swamp.

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    June 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    You can deny your race and be self hating if you like. You cannot deny or ignore the fact that you are clearly a racist. Very sad…..

    • 100574

      Member
      June 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      stop projecting —

      Quote from Ben Casey

      You can deny your race and be self hating if you like. You cannot deny or ignore the fact that you are clearly a racist. Very sad…..

      • Unknown Member

        Deleted User
        June 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm

        Review some of your posts. You can disagree with someone’s opinion or ideology without hating the color of their skin…..

        • 100574

          Member
          June 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          projecting-girl bye

          Quote from Ben Casey

          Review some of your posts. You can disagree with someone’s opinion or ideology without hating the color of their skin…..

          • kayla.meyer_144

            Member
            June 14, 2017 at 5:18 am

            Ben,

            What are you playing, race games? Obama is mixed race & identifies as black, Noah is mixed & doesn’t affirmatively state any race she identifies with & you declare she hates the color of her skin? Biracial people have to identify as black in your book or they are self-hating? That’s race baiting & besides, you have no damned idea of the color of her skin. She does not identify what bi-races she is that I recall.

            I hope you are not of the mind that people are classified by the purity or dilution of their “blood,” bringing back terms like mulatto, octoroon & such. In this day of people getting DNA tests, “purity” is a silly concept as often the skin color & features vs DNA tests of genealogy belie one another.

            I’d give you more credibility if you questioned Jan the Third who prefers “European looking” people. Is Jan a believer in the Curse of Ham?

  • btomba_77

    Member
    June 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Center for Public Integrity: [url=https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/06/22/20938/trump-appointee-saudi-government-lobbyist]
    [h1][b]Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist:[/b][/h1] [h2]Richard Hohlt earning six figures from kingdom bent on influencing Trump[/url][/h2]  

    Since January, the Saudi Arabian foreign ministry has paid longtime Republican lobbyist Richard Hohlt [link=https://www.fara.gov/docs/6384-Supplemental-Statement-20170613-1.pdf]about $430,000[/link] in exchange for advice on legislative and public affairs strategies.
     
    Trumps decision to appoint a registered foreign agent to the Presidents Commission on White House Fellowships clashes with the presidents vow to clean up Washington and limit the influence of special interests.
     
    Trump singled out lobbyists for foreign governments for special criticism, saying they shouldnt be permitted to contribute to political campaigns. Hohlt is himself a Trump donor, though his contributions came before he registered to represent Saudi Arabia.

  • 100574

    Member
    July 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    God our country looks weak in France–Macron is throwing him deep shade on all this crap

    • kaldridgewv2211

      Member
      July 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

      If it wasn’t for the USA the French people would currently be speaking German.  So I’m not sure how we look weak in France.

      • 100574

        Member
        July 13, 2017 at 11:41 am

        he looks weak and starts talking about the other guy’s wife shape–the misogyny
        he is always rating women on looks–not Presidential –like oh I heard u were so much older than Macron
        did he expect her to be obese like him

        Quote from DICOM_Dan

        If it wasn’t for the USA the French people would currently be speaking German.  So I’m not sure how we look weak in France.

      • kayla.meyer_144

        Member
        July 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm

        Quote from DICOM_Dan

        If it wasn’t for the USA the French people would currently be speaking German.  So I’m not sure how we look weak in France.

        That was then under Roosevelt, this is now under Trump. Making America Great Again, what it used to be under Roosevelt only Trump doesn’t know how & it’s also not in his nature.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 10, 2018 at 11:41 am

    [link=https://politicalwire.com/2018/01/10/house-will-hold-hearings-return-earmarks/]House Will Hold Hearings on Return of Earmarks[/link][/h2]
    The House Rules Committee said Tuesday it would hold two hearings next week on whether to restore [link=http://politicaldictionary.com/words/earmarked/]earmarks[/link] in what GOP aides characterized as a long-delayed fulfillment of Ryans promises, the [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-praises-spending-earmarks-and-capitol-hill-again-erupts-in-debate/2018/01/09/f6e950ba-f57b-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html?utm_term=.0e3672f1ba17]Washington Post[/link] reports.
     
    But years after their abolishment, the subject of earmarks generates a fierce split that does not fall along party lines. Appropriators from both parties bristle, arguing that Congress has essentially ceded authority to the executive branch and lost the grease that kept their bills moving across the Hill.

     

    • kayla.meyer_144

      Member
      January 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Bring back the Bridge to Nowhere & save Democracy!
       
      Trading favors can make for expensive boondoggles but the tradeoff hasn’t exactly made things better either. 

    • ruszja

      Member
      February 2, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Quote from dergon

       
        
      But years after their abolishment, the subject of earmarks generates a fierce split that does not fall along party lines. Appropriators from both parties bristle, arguing that Congress has essentially ceded authority to the executive branch and lost the grease that kept their bills moving across the Hill. 

       
      Probably some truth to it. Some ‘job development center’ here and a ‘multi-modal-light-rail-interconnect’ over there would have gotten a 1 year continuing resolution through the senate in no time.

      • kaldridgewv2211

        Member
        February 2, 2018 at 7:56 am

        Cock of the swamp might be the best line in a while. Thanks Mooch..

        • kayla.meyer_144

          Member
          February 2, 2018 at 8:27 am

          That Mooch & his way with words. Like the last time he described Bannon.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    February 2, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Scaramucci on ‘The Swamp’ in  [link=https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/the-mooch-recalls-his-10-days-in-the-swamp]Vanity Fair[/link] :

    I want you to imagine the worst person that youve met on Wall Street, the most ruthless and the most diabolical. Thats the best person in Washington. Thats the Eagle Scout of Washington.

    On how White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who he called Rancid Penis promise to help him land a job: He did say this because hes a Washingtonian. Thats what they do to you, they say, golly gee to your face and they act like Richie Cunningham to your face. Theyre Richie Cunningham and theyre Opie from [i]The Andy Griffith Show[/i], but theyre the fucking Sith Lord behind your back. Theyre hitting you with a lightsaber behind your back.

    [b]On Steve Bannon[/b]: I helped Bannon through the three months that he was on the campaign, and we had a good relationship. But Bannon turns on me, because Bannon is ultimately railing against the swamp, but hes actually a cock of the swamp. Hes the creature from the Black Lagoon, Bannon. He acts more swamp-like than any person thats ever become a Washingtonian. So for all of his railing on the swamp, he is literally the pig in George Orwells [i]Animal Farm[/i] that stands on his two legs the minute he gets power.

    [b]His final takeaway:[/b] I learned that the swamp is probably a gold-plated cesspool with no drain. You understand what Im saying? You cant drain the fucking thing. Its a gold-plated cesspool, and you got cesspool operators in there that know how to slow down disruptors like Donald Trump.
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