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Whether you believe the book or not, it should be obvious to anyone with more than a few brain cells that as long as this man is president, this country is playing with fire.

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Tax cuts, companies giving raises and bonuses, Isis on the run, cutting government waste....I could go on but some of the other things we might not all agree are good.  I would think we could all agree on these.  I may have burned a few brain cells in my youth but I still have plenty left and think President Trump is doing a great job.  We have at least 1107 days.

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It's a matter of opinion I guess on how much input Trump had on the actual tax "reform" bill passed by Congress. For that matter, time will tell what effect that bill will have on the national debt or the long term health of the economy. My impression is that the short term tax cuts for the majority will dwindle to nothing while the wealthy few will benefit indefinitely. That seems to be the opinion of most professional economists. Or to be more blunt, we're getting pissed on while Paul Ryan is telling us it's raining. I just don't buy the line that Trump is some kind of brilliant businessman who knows economics inside and out. He's left most of the economic heavy lifting to his underlings in his business affairs while he takes the credit for successes and poo-poohs the failures.

 

As for companies giving raises and bonuses, lucky you if you're getting them. I did get a bonus this year and every year because my company offers profit sharing. However, those bonuses which were fairly sizeable 4 or 5 years ago have dwindled to practically nothing. I don't see anything on the economic horizon that leads me to believe it will get better anytime soon. Anyway, the template for most politicians of both parties has always been to take credit when the economy is booming and blame the other party when it's not.

 

Whatever success has come of the war on terror is because of Trump's brilliance on foreign policy and his efforts as commander-in-chief of the military? I doubt he knows or cares anything about military matters or how to deal with terrorist organizations, he leaves that to the generals he claims to be smarter than. Which is probably a good thing given his bluster towards North Korea. That's not what most high ranking military officers or career diplomats call diplomacy. Nor is referring to third world countries as "shitholes".

 

And the swamp is still chock full of crocodiles. They seem to be as healthy and well fed as ever.

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That is a good story. It goes to one extreme.  This story goes to the other extreme:

 

2016 Ohio State University attack: A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at 9:52 a.m. EST at Ohio State University(OSU)'s Watts Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

 

And somewhere in the middle we have the rest.  America can't let everyone in who wants in so I would think we should use a system that determines what value can someone bring to this country if they want to immigrate.    

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“In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests — no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.†~ Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

 

Playing with fire. Is a constitutional crisis just around the corner? Trump is clearly hoping to use the Nunes memo to lay the foundation for firing Rosenstein and Muller and derail the Russia investigation. Which explains why he was chomping at the bit to release it before he even read it and despite the fact that legal experts have already shot it full of holes. Even members of his own party are trying to put on the brakes. Ryan & Co. are congratulating themselves for their "transparency" but Trump sure isn't acting like a guy with nothing to hide.

 

May you live in interesting times.

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I am not sure I would use John McCain as an example of a Republican, even though he identifies as one.  Got anybody else?  And don't even say Lindsey Graham.  The liberal news media always finds those 2 when they want a "Republican" to say something bad about the president.

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So in the upside down world of the stable genius, Paul Manafort is a "brave" and "good man" who "didn't crack under pressure" during his trial. 

John McCain endured 5 years of torture in the Hanoi Hilton despite being offered an early ticket home but he "is no war hero" because he shouldn't have gone and got himself captured in the first place. 

Thank you, Mr. stable genius, for clearing that up. :smiley_dizzy:

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I don't know what to make of Trump. He is OUT there a little. He needs to consider things before he speaks. He has a little foot in mouth syndrome. I honestly didn't vote for him in the primaries. Still I did vote for him in the main election. Lesser of two evils. All in all behind all this crap in the media I am not feeling to bad about that guy. I wasn't a fan of Obama and never was. He had an agenda and steered this country into more division than brought the country together. Trump isn't doing much better when it comes to that either. Still, I overlook a lot of this bravado stuff because I like the results of what we are seeing. I felt terrible when McCain died and truly Trump should watch it sometimes. As a president there are times when there is things you just SHOULDN'T"T do or say. Trump forgets that sometimes. As President you need to act "Presidential". I get the bravado and trying to steamroll some but there are times you need to shut up. He needs to learn the difference of those times.

 

Just my two cents

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The "Stable Genius" has a new name and this one isn't self-titled. It's called "Individual 1" in the language of legal-eze. Sounds to me like a good title for the book some historian will someday write about this whole shitty mess. I hope I live long enough to read it.

 

 

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So much for the art of the deal. It hasn't been a very good day for the Stable Genius. Wasn't a very good day at La Guardia International either for that matter.

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I never thought I'd see the day that I can't even pee off of my own back porch without being accused of committing an act of toxic masculinity. I can't even buy bic razors anymore because the woman at the check out might think I'm marginalizing her existance since they're not made by Gillette. And now, I can't even be a man anymore. I have to be cisgendered because if I identify myself any other way it'll upset the delicate sensitivities of some damn sex change whacko. Who by the way insist that I accept them for who they are, when they couldn't accept themselves for who they were.

We have somehow guilt shamed a whole generation of teenage boys into castrating themselves, and teenage girls into repeatedly self-harming themselves by cutting gashes into their forearms with steak knives. And everybody's acting like it's normal and something to be expected, and can't bring themselves to give a shit. So the teenagers who aren't doing it are considering doing it.

We've got academics like Richard Dawkins going around publicly saying that a little bit of pedophilia is alright. Supreme court justice's telling us it's unconstitutional to treat anybody differently just because they have disgusting immoral behaviours that normal people don't agree with. And full blown pedophiles taking up that torch and saying it's not their fault that they were born that way, and it's unconstitutional to hold their sexual orientation against them.

The American dream is dead. Fifty years ago single income families bought a nice house with a picket fence, had two and a half kids, drove a new car and pickup truck, went on vacations, and sent their kids to college. Now with two incomes it's all many can do to live in a rental, barely keep a beater on the road, have an occasional night out at waffle house, and hope the kids can find a job after high school.

If that's somebodys idea of a liberal utopia I say no thanks. Our countries getting away from what made it great in the first place.

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Fifty years ago when I was in high school my dad was indeed the breadwinner in the household and my mother was a housewife. We lived in a nice 4 bedroom house in the suburbs of Memphis called Whitehaven. 3 kids, 2 fairly new cars, no picket fence. Back then it truly was a haven for whites, there were no minorities in our subdivision or any others in our area. The have-nots had their own neighborhoods carved out in places safely away from the haves.

Now my wife & I live in a suburb just outside of Columbia and in our subdivision there are whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics and middle easterners. We call them neighbors. I call that progress. 

America has always been great. America has always had issues. I'm an avid reader, mostly of non-fiction. American history is one of my favorite subjects. At any point in our country's history some could call it great, historians could give you a dozen reasons why it still needed a lot of work.

Rob made the comment that Obama divided our country. I say I can't remember a point in my lifetime where the country wasn't divided by some issue or issues. It certainly was divided 50 years ago if anyone here can remember the late 60s. All I know is that the current occupant of the White House has done nothing but capitalize on division primarily for the sake of his own ego. Whatever good things anyone thinks he's accomplished so far, uniting the country isn't one of them.

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Yeah, that's what I'm saying. All we have is history. But what good is history when we collectively sacrifice the future. All anybody is concerned about anymore is self gratification, and desperately trying to justify their indiscretions.

Most Americans welcome immigrants with open hearts, as many of their forefathers done as well on both sides of the line. But now immigration laws suddenly discriminate against illegal immigrants. What's getting lost is the fact that all criminal laws discriminate against criminals, it's entirely the point. Even Canada doesn't accept immigration unless somebody can demonstrate how they're going to contribute to society. But America is supposed to be a whore that allows any degenerate across their border, and society is expected to accommodate them instead of the other way around. 

America used to lead the world, now we can't even follow. Our society is increasingly becoming a joke, and morality is the punch line. We're so used to being lied to that it's become a tool.

 

 

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Looks like the ghost of John McCain is still haunting the stable genius. And s.g. didn't even get a "thank you" for approving his funeral. SAD!

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Give a con man enough rope and eventually he'll hang himself. I assumed he was stupid a long time ago but I really didn't believe he would be stupid enough to release a transcript that would remove all doubt.

 

Talk about a little foot in mouth syndrome. :shakehead:

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Love ya gh6 but umm what? Really?? Get your news source correct. He did nothing but hook these idiots to the left in the mouth. Keep trailing on this bait

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Like always, time will tell.

 

I'll agree somewhat with what this guy says (news source: CNN):

 

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“People have made up their minds on Trump. It would take a momentous event to change enough minds to alter his job approval rating away from the average of 43 or 44 percent,” said Whit Ayres, founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a Republican polling firm. “We’re so polarized and in our tribes that people will look through their current lens and determine either the president did something wrong, or Joe Biden did something wrong. The facts won’t be particularly relevant.”

 

 

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Yep I'm still trailing on this bait. It makes for interesting reading on far too many news sources to cite now. It's everwhere you look on the net and TV. And far from hooking the lefties in the mouth the transcript and whistleblower document have provided plenty of ammo for endless accusations, investigations and likely impeachment proceedings. One thing is clear: the release of this transcript has had the opposite effect SG intended. Apparently there was much disagreement among senior WH staff as to whether to release or not but SG made the decision. Still boggles my mind. Did he really think it's release would make this mess all go away?

 

And if he really believed it would exonerate him from any wrongdoing, why did White House and State Dept. officials improperly move the transcript file from a common access computer network to one "reserved for codeword-level intelligence information"?

 

Looks like SG toadies Barr & Giuliani were deeply involved in this thing too. No, this is not going away anytime soon.

 

 

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2 hours ago, GiveHim6 said:

No, this is not going away anytime soon.

I have no dog in his hunt but let me clarify this statement. It isn't that this isn't going away anytime soon it is that the democrats won't let it go away anytime soon. I didn't vote for Trump. I have to say though I am pleased with my economy, the jobs market, the fight on trade and I have no issues. Trump is just out there and doesn't care what people think so that rubs people the wrong way. He isn't a PC president. If you think these things didn't happen in Obama's term or in Bushes or anyone else's then people are clueless.

 

I think he is playing them. I think nothing will come of this and people are starting to realize these "Wag the Dog" moments and are waking up. This will backfire and honestly I don't see how anyone could vote for any of the people running on the Democrat side of this. Why the Dems cannot find a decent Clinton/JFK type dem is beyond me. Every single one of them are about totally stupid.

 

Again, I don't care. I don't even watch the news anymore. I don't trust any of them. ANY of them. So will look at performance and where the country is and go to the voters booth next time based completely on who I think will do the best job. The noise is falling my deaf ears.

 

I am tone deaf to news media.

 

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Rob when it comes to discussing matters of football I'll gladly let you take the lead. You played the game and I didn't, you know all the Xs & Os, I don't. You and some of the other guys here seem to be in the know about what's going on with the inner workings of Vol sports, which is one big reason why I've been a long time member. I can get news & info here that I feel like I can trust and use.

 

When it comes to matters of politics I'm no expert but I do pay attention and have since the days of Watergate & Nixon. I read mostly nonfiction books, especially those by respected historians, newspapers, magazines, and watch TV news as well as internet news outlets that I consider to be accurate & fair (no, that doesn't include Fox). I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of current events and despite being pretty jaded and disgusted by most of it I still consider it my civic duty to vote and try to stay informed at least on the state and national level.

 

Like you I often vote for what I consider the lesser of two evils. For me that means voting for Anyone But Trump. No surprise, I have no respect for the current crew in the Oval Office or their boss. To me they run the gamut from stupid to unqualified to downright evil. Maybe that's why I rant about them here. 

 

When I do disagree I try to do so without being disagreeable. Life's too short.

 

 

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