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#41 NipkowDisc

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

The way Trump directs the activity of his cabinet secretaries - -

You would swear he went to the Al Capone University in Cicero and
Majored in Frank Nitti Criminal Enforcement

instead of Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania--as he claims.


I have a hard time believing he could graduate from Wharton, as dumb as he is.

After all, I haven't seen his transcripts or his diploma. Maybe he is hiding them in the same place that he has hidden his tax returns. LOL

nevertheless, capone and nitti were doers. :D


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

As Hurricane Harvey Approaches, Trump Appoints Deputy Chief of Staff Who Failed to Prepare for Katrina-

 

"The Senate report “Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared” names Nielsen as among the key administration figures who failed to act on early warnings about the storm. A related bipartisan report from the House of Representatives on the government’s botched response to Katrina, “A Failure of Initiative,” similarly criticized Nielsen....

 

https://theintercept...en-nielsen-dhs/


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:46 PM


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CIA officials are wary about what Mike Pompeo might do if the agency finds damaging info about Trump https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/at-cia-a-watchful-eye-on-mike-pompeo-the-presidents-ardent-ally/2017/08/24/18c1d716-7ed0-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html by @gregpmiller


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Pompeo is a Koch Brothers Insider from Kansas. There's no accounting for what he might be up to.

And in the last few months, Pence has become extremely close as well to the Koch brothers.

All this could just be about tax breaks for billionaires or it could be about something much bigger.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

Yeah, not a peep out of them during all that.

 

They dont appear to be working too hard..........


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:23 PM

Ivanka and Jarod can do it all!!!



If they ever finish with all those skiing vacations!

I've never seen two people take so many vacations when they're supposed to be the top advisors to the president in the White House.

It seems like everytime the merdehits the fan, they are nowhere to be seen.


Since they are two of the most prominent Modern Orthodox Jews in America - - itseems like they would have had some sign of support or even a trip down to that synagogue in Charlottesville - - the oldest synagogue in the south. It was at Temple Beth Israel where the armed neo-nazis threatened the congregation, who were forced run out the back.


Ivanka and Jared, these two are definitely AWOL.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

Maybe he should send her to South Korea until the crisis there is resolved.  She could visit the grossly underpaid children in the factories in China that make her very expensive goods also.

Regardless, it is an insult to send a totally unqualified member of your family or their spouse.

Of course, with the thousands of vacancies in the government and the dramatic downsizing of the State Dept., maybe there is no one else to send.

She will HEAD the delegation to a conference on entrepreneurship.  What does she know about that?  Daddy set her up and all his friends probably helped her as well. 

 

Not sure about the appropriateness, but Nikki Haley would be a better choice.  She has close relatives in India and she worked in the business that her parents built in US.

 

 

Ivanka and Jarod can do it all!!!


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

 

 

 
 

'Downright Unconstitutional': Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at #Trump Hotel

http://ow.ly/ua2730evOfI 

 

"In what critics are calling a blatant violation of "basic ethical principles about conflicts of interest," Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has reportedly agreed to headline the "Defending Freedom Luncheon" next month at the Trump International Hotel, which is the subject of numerous lawsuits that could eventually reach the nation's highest court.........

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I'm not surprised..........


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

The way Trump directs the activity of his cabinet secretaries - -

You would swear he went to the Al Capone University in Cicero and
Majored in Frank Nitti Criminal Enforcement

instead of Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania--as he claims.


I have a hard time believing he could graduate from Wharton, as dumb as he is.

After all, I haven't seen his transcripts or his diploma. Maybe he is hiding them in the same place that he has hidden his tax returns. LOL

 

 

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:31 PM



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Interior IG confirms it's investigating Sec Ryan Zinke's apparent (failed) effort to pressure Sen Murkowski to vote yes on Obamacare repeal

The way Trump directs the activity of his cabinet secretaries - -

You would swear he went to the Al Capone University in Cicero and
Majored in Frank Nitti Criminal Enforcement

instead of Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania--as he claims.


I have a hard time believing he could graduate from Wharton, as dumb as he is.

After all, I haven't seen his transcripts or his diploma. Maybe he is hiding them in the same place that he has hidden his tax returns. LOL
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:09 PM

 

 

 
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That's one creepy handshake there bub..


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

This is probably due to impending corruption, i.e. Icahn, like Trump, taking the job to enrich his business interests.  (During the campaign, Trump endlessly bragged how he would hire Icahn, and then, we'd be so tired of winning...)

 

Billionaire Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

 

 

http://money.cnn.com...cahn/index.html


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:35 PM

 

 

 
 

'Downright Unconstitutional': Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at #Trump Hotel

http://ow.ly/ua2730evOfI 

 

"In what critics are calling a blatant violation of "basic ethical principles about conflicts of interest," Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has reportedly agreed to headline the "Defending Freedom Luncheon" next month at the Trump International Hotel, which is the subject of numerous lawsuits that could eventually reach the nation's highest court.........

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my heart is gladdened by such comradeship. :D 


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

CNN just interviewed two of Mnuchin's college classmates who urged him to resign immediately.  The CNN reporter asked where would that leave the country.  Shouldn't he stick around for the good of the country.  Their response was that things would run just fine with the treasury.  They urged all of the people around Tump to resign as this would force Trump out one way or another.

 

Sorry those two are morons;   If the current people in the Trump admin were to resign,  Trump would just fill the spots with more family members.      That would be a lot worst then having people like Kelly providing advise to Trump.     If his family was to bail on him there is always the K K K.   :blink:



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

I don't think you're being fair;   People like Kelly love America and care about its future.    They take a position so they can help guide the nation in the right direction despite Trump.     Many, like Kelly,  are good people that I assume privately,  view Trump very similar to how we do,  but since Trump is President,   feel they can make a positive difference by joining the administration.

 

Of course Trump isn't going to change.   That is all the more reason why there needs to be people like Kelly around. 

 

CNN just interviewed two of Mnuchin's college classmates who urged him to resign immediately.  The CNN reporter asked where would that leave the country.  Shouldn't he stick around for the good of the country.  Their response was that things would run just fine with the treasury.  They urged all of the people around Tump to resign as this would force Trump out one way or another.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

 
 

'Downright Unconstitutional': Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at #Trump Hotel

http://ow.ly/ua2730evOfI 

 

"In what critics are calling a blatant violation of "basic ethical principles about conflicts of interest," Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has reportedly agreed to headline the "Defending Freedom Luncheon" next month at the Trump International Hotel, which is the subject of numerous lawsuits that could eventually reach the nation's highest court.........

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:00 PM

I think this is giving him way too much credit.  These sycophants of Donald Trump chose to overlook his racist past, chose to overlook Access Hollywood and the way he has treated women, chose to overlook his mean-spirited hate filled campaign.   They all deserve to be roundly condemned as enablers. 

Trump wasn't going to change.  If anything, power is only making him worse.  And the GOP have practically been giving him unlimited power.

GOOD POEM THOUGH!

 

I don't think you're being fair;   People like Kelly love America and care about its future.    They take a position so they can help guide the nation in the right direction despite Trump.     Many, like Kelly,  are good people that I assume privately,  view Trump very similar to how we do,  but since Trump is President,   feel they can make a positive difference by joining the administration.

 

Of course Trump isn't going to change.   That is all the more reason why there needs to be people like Kelly around. 



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

Hang down your head John Kelly

Hang down your head and cry

Hang down your head John Kelly

Your reputation is bound to die

It's bound to die

Poor boy, you were told a lie

 

I think this is giving him way too much credit.  These sycophants of Donald Trump chose to overlook his racist past, chose to overlook Access Hollywood and the way he has treated women, chose to overlook his mean-spirited hate filled campaign.   They all deserve to be roundly condemned as enablers. 

Trump wasn't going to change.  If anything, power is only making him worse.  And the GOP have practically been giving him unlimited power.

GOOD POEM THOUGH!


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:54 PM

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John Kelly during the President's Q and A at Trump Tower




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The Ballad of John Kelly


Hang down your head John Kelly

Hang down your head and cry

Hang down your head John Kelly

Boy you feel like you're going to die



You met him at Trump Tower

There he offered up lies

You met him at Trump Tower

Their your reputation dies



Well, now boy


Hang down your head John Kelly

Hang down your head and cry

Hang down your head John Kelly

Your reputation is bound to die

It's bound to die

Poor boy, you were told a lie
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

Trump Is Sending Ivanka To India For A Summit. An Indian Diplomat’s Response-

 

 

“We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them. Yes, it is a shame that the US should be compared to a kingdom. But that is America’s shame, not [Indian Prime Minister Naendra] Modi’s, or India’s.”

 

Maybe he should send her to South Korea until the crisis there is resolved.  She could visit the grossly underpaid children in the factories in China that make her very expensive goods also.

Regardless, it is an insult to send a totally unqualified member of your family or their spouse.

Of course, with the thousands of vacancies in the government and the dramatic downsizing of the State Dept., maybe there is no one else to send.

She will HEAD the delegation to a conference on entrepreneurship.  What does she know about that?  Daddy set her up and all his friends probably helped her as well. 

 

Not sure about the appropriateness, but Nikki Haley would be a better choice.  She has close relatives in India and she worked in the business that her parents built in US.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:37 PM

Trump Is Sending Ivanka To India For A Summit. An Indian Diplomat’s Response-

 

 

“We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them. Yes, it is a shame that the US should be compared to a kingdom. But that is America’s shame, not [Indian Prime Minister Naendra] Modi’s, or India’s.”


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