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by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money

Just for speculation, what would the Republicans in Congress do if a Democratic President were caught having an affair with someone other than his wife?
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shutdown 2018
Replies: 158
Views: 2716

Re: Shutdown 2018

Evidently the Trumpchumps have no concern about the Federal Debt - during a Republican Administration. The Republicans refused to cooperate with Democrats for every minute of the entire 8 years of Obama, and they were ready to continue that policy for the duration of Trump .... and Surprise! My one ...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money

If he can get away with this, then maybe he really can shoot someone in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue.
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4156
Views: 216158

Re: Rest in Peace

Julius Lester, civil rights activist, jazz authority, author, has died at age 78.

https://forward.com/culture/books/39242 ... 8-headline
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money

Kind of remarkable. Trump is in a "relationship" with a porn star for eleven months - during which time he does not use a condom - and yet does not contract a disease. Also remarkable, when he wants to shut her up he pays her $130G when it would be possible to have her made part of the foundation of...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shutdown 2018
Replies: 158
Views: 2716

Re: Shutdown 2018

Regarding talk that Democrats may base their support for a budget proposal on DACA extension ..... DACA, let's face it, deals with people who are not citizens (well, not yet citizens) and therefore cannot vote. A great many other issues - CHIP, defending ACA/Medicare, minimum wage, etc. - deal with ...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Gun Rights / 2nd Amendment
Replies: 391
Views: 25771

Re: Gun Rights / 2nd Amendment

The latest scandal (well, earlier this week) is that the NRA took Russian money, is cozy with a billionaire Russian mobster with close connections to Putin, and the upper echelon of the NRA was doing this for a long time. Fifty years ago the NRA was selling itself to us on the pretext that when the ...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Best YouTubes
Replies: 2249
Views: 122353

Re: Best YouTubes

This may be an unusual question and an unusual place for it, but I am stuck for a more appropriate place. Having read about Youtube's efforts to weed out hateful, extremist, and otherwise antisocial videos, I very much want to find a video website that might have such videos - SovCits, racists, psyc...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4156
Views: 216158

Re: Rest in Peace

Mathilde Krim, a 93-year-old pioneer AIDS researcher, who fought an uphill battle against Reaganoids to get public support to fight the epidemic, died on Monday. https://forward.com/fast-forward/392218/mathilde-krim-aids-research-pioneer-who-fought-disease-s-stigma-dies-at-91/?attribution=home-artic...
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"
Replies: 81
Views: 1788

Re: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"

I still believe that a President - even one I dislike - has as much right to express himself in non-public meetings as Bill Maher has on nationwide TV. And while I might not say it out loud, nor puzzle about its cause, I do notice that our immigration demographics are heavily loaded from what we use...
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"
Replies: 81
Views: 1788

Re: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"

Using the Google-Books search engine I had no problem finding about twenty books where the expression "shithole countries" was used with reference to pretty much the same countries supposedly intended by Trump. Also Google dredged up about 40 books more without displaying the actual use of that expr...
by Fortinbras
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4156
Views: 216158

Re: Rest in Peace

Edgar Ray Killen, just short of his 93rd birthday, in prison where he was sentence for organizing the murders of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1964. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/01/12/killer-ex-klansman-edgar-ray-killen-dies-prison-92 and https://forward.com/...
by Fortinbras
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4156
Views: 216158

Re: Rest in Peace

Doreen Tracey, age 74, former star of The Mickey Mouse Club, of pneumonia. She told an interviewer how the Disney people had both her and Annette wrapped tight under their t-shirts to flatten their figures.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsda ... =187827961
by Fortinbras
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"
Replies: 81
Views: 1788

Re: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"

Before we all gather rocks to throw at Trump, I'd like to remind everybody that Bill Maher used the same expression - on HBO in 2013 - to describe countries in Africa and the Middle East where self-styled well-equipped terrorist armies are running around, using pickup trucks for their troop movement...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 22581
Views: 790092

Re: Hijack this thread

According to the NY Daily News, a Hawaii govt employee hit the wrong button .... and altho internal people knew it was an error within 6 minutes they could not turn the alarm off for 40 minutes. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/false-alarm-ballistic-missile-prompts-panic-hawaii-article-1.375...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 22581
Views: 790092

Re: Hijack this thread

Do we know yet, for sure, why/how there was this false alarm about missiles hitting Hawaii?? I mean, was it a glitch in the Pentagon system, or was it some trick by the North Koreans, or by the Russians, or some foreign hacker sitting on his bed or some domestic swatter or what?? Frankly, while the ...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 540
Views: 22348

Re: North Korea

North Korea is on its way - not yet arrived - at having a nuclear arsenal. It may have explosives but not enough for a sustained war and without sufficient delivery mechanisms. Its last missile effort was a loss. It is presently in a situation that makes it both dangerous and vulnerable. One of the ...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Arizona US Senate 2018 - Arpaio
Replies: 65
Views: 1726

Re: Arizona US Senate 2018 - Arpaio

Accepting a pardon tends to concede that one did not expect to win (or at least did not expect good odds of winning) an appeal, but I do not think it actually equals an admission of guilt. There are a few situations where accepting a pardon - rather than winning on appeal - is treated as still being...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020
Replies: 73
Views: 1354

Re: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020

(1) Listening to Oprah's Golden Globes speech I did not hear her indicate any sort of presidential (or political office) aspirations. (2) We've had such luck with TV stars in the WH .... I am sure, absolutely sure, that the Democrats (and even the Republicans) can come up with better candidates, exp...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1748

Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

I expect Bannon will not stay obscure or quiet for long. He will still be brought back into the spotlight from time to time during the Trump presidency for TV interviews. Within a year I expect him to attach to a new media outlet (print or electronic, and when I say new I include a start-up) which w...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4156
Views: 216158

Re: Rest in Peace

Were "the knights in white satin" supposed to be Klansmen on horseback (like in Birth of a Nation)??
by Fortinbras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
Replies: 341
Views: 8207

Re: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff

This has been noted before, but .... We always knew that Steven Bannon was a loudmouth, given to vile insulting and disparaging remarks about everyone not named Steve Bannon, even to the point of habitually suggestion that their wives were cheating on them. We had always believed that the truth was ...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Sheriff Joe Arpaio - General Topic
Replies: 172
Views: 16225

Re: Sheriff Joe Arpaio - General Topic

Arpaio might (or might not) have a following in the Phoenix area, but in other parts of Arizona his name has negative impact. He probably won't survive the first primary. If he persists in running as a third-party or write-in, he might be an effective spoiler .... but it's too early and I'm too far ...
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli
Replies: 1312
Views: 52186

Re: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli

What's the effect of this? Do the Bundys get to freeload on govt grazing land some more? Do their buddies get to take aim at BLM wranglers again?

How does this affect the people who broke into the bird sanctuary?
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 5631
Views: 316525

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

Sovcits are enthusiastically claim rights for themselves but never accept responsibilities or duties (even as they attempt to impose duties on others). I guess that's consistent with the vacuity of their childish "waaahhh! you're not the boss of me!! it's not faaaair!!!" whining which they dress up...

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