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#41 mr6666

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

Is there a site where they are keeping a count of how many people have quit or been fired so far?

 

Also, how many rejected being appointed/hired?

 

here's some:

 

The most notable firings and resignations in the Trump administration......

 

http://www.latimes.c...s-resignations/


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:06 PM

Is there a site where they are keeping a count of how many people have quit or been fired so far?

 

Also, how many rejected being appointed/hired?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

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"The White House is running like a Fine Tuna Machine"

(apologies to Italians)

 

LOL.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

JOHN KELLY vs. TRUMP?

 

"(CNN) President Donald Trump, who is always looking for a quick fix, is hoping that John Kelly, his new chief of staff, will be the magic bullet.

 
But it won't work.
Kelly will find himself extremely frustrated, and there will be limits to the kind of "order" he will achieve. He is working for a president who will continue to act in the same destructive manner. Unless there is a wholesale purge, Trump will still be surrounded by some calculating and strong-headed figures like Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sebastian Gorka, Jared Kushner and Anthony Scaramucci, who will not cede ground very easily.

 

Kelly also faces a political environment that is even more difficult than before. Republicans on Capitol Hill are angry and frustrated,.......

 

The best comparison might be Gen. Alexander Haig, who became chief of staff for an embattled Richard Nixon in 1973........

 

The problem for Haig -- and Kelly might want to take note -- was that there was little he could do to turn around the dire situation he inherited.......

 

Like Nixon, there is little chance that Trump will change in any fundamental way, and he will continue to engage in the kind of behavior that further erodes his standing. The information that keeps coming out about how Trump is handling the investigation into Russia and mishandling key public policy decisions will not vanish, just like Scaramucci's tweets....

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...izer/index.html

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One problem for any general or admiral that takes over a civilian enterprise is that their experience has been in a virtual dictatorship.

While they listened to others for input, they alone decided what to do - and more importantly everyone went along with it.

 

On the other hand, nobody in the military gets to be a colonel or a Navy captain without playing politics to a great extent.

 

Kelly's biggest problem will be the moron in the oval office - and he can't fire him.  His next biggest will be the Trump family - and he can't fire them either.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

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"The White House is running like a Fine Tuna Machine"

(apologies to Italians)


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:21 PM

To me the only burning question is:  Will the Mooch's wife take him back now?   :lol:

 

 


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

JOHN KELLY vs. TRUMP?

 

"(CNN) President Donald Trump, who is always looking for a quick fix, is hoping that John Kelly, his new chief of staff, will be the magic bullet.

 
But it won't work.
Kelly will find himself extremely frustrated, and there will be limits to the kind of "order" he will achieve. He is working for a president who will continue to act in the same destructive manner. Unless there is a wholesale purge, Trump will still be surrounded by some calculating and strong-headed figures like Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sebastian Gorka, Jared Kushner and Anthony Scaramucci, who will not cede ground very easily.

 

Kelly also faces a political environment that is even more difficult than before. Republicans on Capitol Hill are angry and frustrated,.......

 

The best comparison might be Gen. Alexander Haig, who became chief of staff for an embattled Richard Nixon in 1973........

 

The problem for Haig -- and Kelly might want to take note -- was that there was little he could do to turn around the dire situation he inherited.......

 

Like Nixon, there is little chance that Trump will change in any fundamental way, and he will continue to engage in the kind of behavior that further erodes his standing. The information that keeps coming out about how Trump is handling the investigation into Russia and mishandling key public policy decisions will not vanish, just like Scaramucci's tweets....

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...izer/index.html

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

KELLY vs. the "MOOCH"?

 

 

"Will General Kelly tolerate a Scaramucci in the West Wing of the White House?” he asked. 

 

“And for sure a life-long corps officer has to be completely revolted by the language, by the disposition of Scaramucci in these interviews. And so if Scaramucci ever enters the White House with a hard pass as the actual communications director, it’s a signal of failure for the general in his ability to assert control in the White House.....

 

https://www.rawstory...-him-by-monday/ :lol: :unsure:

 

 

Ah, NO! :D


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:57 PM

Anthony Scaramucci, Chief of Communications, was fired by new Chief of Staff John Kelly AND Then escorted off the property: Scaramucci lasted ELEVEN DAYS!

 

Source--CNN television.

 

Lesson--Don't Swear to a Reporter ON THE RECORD!

 

 

LMREO!!!!!!!!! Who'd work for this idiot (DUMP) anyway??? Who'd give up cushy job somewhere to work in this nuthouse? Gotta love it!!!. A new headline every day. How are his approval ratings not in the teens????????

 

You cant make this stuff up!!!  Too bad SNL is out of season. Missing some great stuff. :(


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:45 PM

Anthony Scaramucci, Chief of Communications, was fired by new Chief of Staff John Kelly AND Then escorted off the property: Scaramucci lasted ELEVEN DAYS!

 

Source--CNN television.

 

Lesson--Don't Swear to a Reporter ON THE RECORD!

 

Maybe Spicer will go on Dancing With the Stars after all.  Yipee.

I hope that that comic on the Comedy Network who was playing the Mooch didn't go out and buy a new house this week.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:39 PM

Anthony Scaramucci, Chief of Communications, was fired by new Chief of Staff John Kelly AND Then escorted off the property: Scaramucci lasted ELEVEN DAYS!

 

Source--CNN television.

 

Lesson--Don't Swear to a Reporter ON THE RECORD!


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

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Interesting piece by @VickyPJWard on the real reason Scaramucci hated Priebus so much. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-reince-priebus_us_597b6e06e4b02a8434b63e5a 

Priebus warned Trump not to hire Scaramucci, saying SkyBridge Capital's buyers overpaid because he'd promised them special access to Trump. pic.twitter.com/LArlXgDNo1

 


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:20 AM


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Surprising: admin sources told me they think Kelly hiring makes it more likely Trump ousts McMaster (who annoys him) replaces him w Pompeo.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:24 PM

KELLY vs. the "MOOCH"?

 

 

"Will General Kelly tolerate a Scaramucci in the West Wing of the White House?” he asked. 

 

“And for sure a life-long corps officer has to be completely revolted by the language, by the disposition of Scaramucci in these interviews. And so if Scaramucci ever enters the White House with a hard pass as the actual communications director, it’s a signal of failure for the general in his ability to assert control in the White House.....

 

 

 

 

Since General Kelly is able to tolerate Trump,  he should be able to tolerate the Mooch.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:15 PM

KELLY vs. the "MOOCH"?

 

 

"Will General Kelly tolerate a Scaramucci in the West Wing of the White House?” he asked. 

 

“And for sure a life-long corps officer has to be completely revolted by the language, by the disposition of Scaramucci in these interviews. And so if Scaramucci ever enters the White House with a hard pass as the actual communications director, it’s a signal of failure for the general in his ability to assert control in the White House.....

 

https://www.rawstory...-him-by-monday/ :lol: :unsure:

 

 


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:41 AM

Another Trump appointee resigns Cabinet position!!!!

John Kelly resigns as head of Homeland Security!

 

OK, he has to resign to become chief of staff, but makes an interesting "headline."

Regardless, Trump has had more of his people to resign or be fired in such a short time than any other president in history.

Meanwhile, thousands of vacancies continue as Trump and Republicans fail to nominate or approve people.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

The Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing and All Too Short-

Glad-handing hedge-funder turned White House press chief has reignited the comic potential of Trump presidency.

 

-By Matt Taibbi

 

 

".....In the space of a week, Trump's new press expert demonstrated that he

a) didn't know how to hold off-the-record conversations

B) didn't understand that cameras and microphones keep rolling even when the red light is off and

c) doesn't bother to check the other public statements made by administration officials before he makes statements of his own.

An alien crashed on earth and given a two-minute tutorial on dealing with reporters would have done a better job.

 

On the other hand, it sort of worked! The least successful Trump administration officials to date have been the ones who have labored in public to act like real presidential aides.

Scaramucci on the other hand is like Trump himself: ridiculous, ham-brained, unapologetic, disdainful of Washington pieties, and bursting with reasonless confidence.

 

Scaramucci has been hovering around the Trump administration for a while, but until now didn't have a prominent role. The reason for that is hilarious:

he was considered too ridiculous and uncouth for public service by the other swamp-monster members of the Trump administration.

His hire horrified even hardened mutants like Bannon........

 

...As Scaramucci explained to New York magazine reporter Jessica Pressler in January:

"And the other thing I have learned about these people in Washington ... is they have no money. So what happens when they have no **** money is they fight about what seat they are in and what the title is. **** congressmen act like that. They are **** jackasses."

 

....Scaramucci represents a third strategy, one that's similar to Trump's own campaign tactics. That is, don't ever react to the news or attempt to explain it, but continually stay ahead of it by making new news of your own.

 

There are thousands of reporters in America, and if Scaramucci has the stomach for it, he should call a new one every night and just rant his brains out. It might not save America from being the laughingstock of the planet – that ship has sailed for us – but at least it will be entertaining...."

 

http://www.rollingst...g-short-w494718

 

:lol:


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

just a BTW................

 

Scaramucci's Wife Files for Divorce-

 

 

"Scaramucci’s wife of three years, Deirdre Ball, has filed divorce papers due to disgust for what friends describe as his “naked political ambition.”

 

Multiple sources told Smith that Ball is “fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.”

“She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end,” said one friend.

 

Ball, who used to work for her now-husband as a vice president of SkyBridge Capital, began dating Scaramucci in 2011, and the couple have two children together.....

 

http://pagesix.com/2...r_share=twitter


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:07 PM

Priebus Is Out — In Biggest White House Staff Shake-Up Yet-

 

".......The fact that Priebus is the one who is out certainly lends credence to the idea that the New York contingent, which believes in letting Trump be Trump, is ascendant in the White House.

 

.......but it was never a natural fit — the mild-mannered, careful former Wisconsin Republican Party leader with the Midwestern accent, once critically described as the "nebbish's nebbish," and the flashy, cavalier New York billionaire....

 

Embracing the tornado

As chairman of the RNC, Priebus had the unenviable role of trying to keep the roof on the Republican Party house with Trump, an outsider tornado, spiraling toward it.

Priebus tried to contain the tornado, getting Trump to agree to a pledge not to run as third party candidate if he lost the Republican nomination. But the tornado of Trump only got stronger, and no amount of plywood and nails would keep the house in order.

 

Instead, Priebus opened the doors and arguably did more than anyone else in the party to embrace the coming force.......

 

http://www.npr.org/2...ontent=20170728


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 05:20 PM

It appears that Reeces Peanuts was on Air Force One with Trump when he got the tweet that he had been fired.

If this is so it is just another example of what a true coward and morally bankrupt person Trump is.

 

Nah, I doubt it.

 

I bet Trump had just seen Air Force One and was dying to use a line from the film.

 

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