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The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread


#6691 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

I thought the Secret Service also exists to investigate financial crimes. So say good bye to that.


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#6692 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16764 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

TheN8torious

Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:20 PM

So, Trump is under heavy fire for 'personal' spending. And he should be. It's rediculous, the security we are forced to pay for to keep him and his family 'safe'.

Likewise, Obama and Bush faced similar criticism (to varying degrees).

So, what's the answer? All I hear is folks screaming about how horrible Trump is, but not one single proposal on how to stop #46 from being worse.

I'd say a yearly cap on personal 'security' and travel exoenses. You go over, you get no security. Don't go over.

Well, I don't think "no security" is reasonable. You can't not protect the most important official in our country. But what you do is have the limit and when the limit is reached, all future trips/expenses are denied. If all-mighty, all-knowing businessman Trump can't simply demonstrate that he can balance a travel budget, why the hell should we expect him to balance a national budget?

 

I mean, that's the crazy thing...in reality, Trump and his family's vacations are being subsidized by the American people...and yet, these assholes bitch about "socialism" and "wellfare". I'd never say we shouldn't have limits, but I'm sorry that it bothers me more paying for a billionaire's resort vacations than it does paying for a single mother's loaf of bread.

 

And most definitely, Bush and Obama did receive criticism for the same. Obama was ridiculed by Trump himself for his vacations and golfing. Now, of course, golfing is just "great opportunities to negotiate"...because Trump is clearly the first person to ever think of that. The guy can't just swallow his pride and admit that he didn't know what the hell he was talking about.



#6693 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:00 PM

President thinks the job is 9 to 5, 5 days a week. Too bad many Americans don't have that luxury.


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#6694 RedvsBlue  

RedvsBlue

Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

President thinks the job is 9 to 5, 5 days a week. Too bad many Americans don't have that luxury.

Holidays too

#6695 UncleBob  

Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

Well, I don't think "no security" is reasonable. You can't not protect the most important official in our country. But what you do is have the limit and when the limit is reached, all future trips/expenses are denied. If all-mighty, all-knowing businessman Trump can't simply demonstrate that he can balance a travel budget, why the hell should we expect him to balance a national budget?
 
I mean, that's the crazy thing...in reality, Trump and his family's vacations are being subsidized by the American people...and yet, these assholes bitch about "socialism" and "wellfare". I'd never say we shouldn't have limits, but I'm sorry that it bothers me more paying for a billionaire's resort vacations than it does paying for a single mother's loaf of bread.


Agreed. I just wish we'd see someone actually propose something to prevent it, rather than complain endlessly about it. :/
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#6696 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16764 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

TheN8torious

Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

Agreed. I just wish we'd see someone actually propose something to prevent it, rather than complain endlessly about it. :/

Of course. But remember, you're talking about actually getting something done...that isn't agenda based...and is for the good of everyone in the country. Good luck with that, lol. :lol:



#6697 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:08 AM

Agreed. I just wish we'd see someone actually propose something to prevent it, rather than complain endlessly about it. :/

Too bad America doesn't care who they pick to actually fix this bs.


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#6698 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:47 PM

GOP planning new Obamacare replacement. Poor and middle class people will be free to go without health insurance, or health care for that matter. https://www.washingt...st-draw8&wpmm=1

 

Congress to consider charging veterans to access GI Bill Benefits. http://www.militaryt...house-lawmakers


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#6699 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

 

A bigger draw than 9/11!  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-trump-brags-drawing-highest-ratings-9-11-article-1.3095085

 

Meanwhile, the efforts of North Carolina lawmakers to strip the powers of the State Executive Branch to spite Democratic Governor Roy Cooper has cost the state a pretty penny: http://wbt.com/litig...s-costing-760k/ And legislature has decided to screw with the number of judges the governor can appoint, forcing a rogue justice to take matters into his own hands. https://thinkprogres...ns-1559cf0dbb8c


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#6700 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:09 AM

http://www.cbsnews.c...on-enforcement/

None of the taxes all of the influence. Sharia? Try Canonical.


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#6701 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:57 PM

#Butheremails


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#6702 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12380 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:06 AM

Nothing to see here, just some light treason.



#6703 Z-Saber   3-star hero?! CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:16 AM

When and where do we start chanting "Lock him up"?

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#6704 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:30 AM

What are you a communist?


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#6705 dopa345   All around nice guy CAGiversary!   2229 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:16 AM

Too bad the Democrats have no imagination.  Trump is not a mainstream Republican and has an ego that's very easy to stroke.  They easily could have worked with him to further selective parts of their agenda (after all Trump has no qualms about deficit spending) counter to the agenda of mainstream Republicans.  Problem is that they've defined themselves as a "resistance party" so there's no way they can viably work at all in a bipartisan way without outraging their base.  Furthermore, so what if Trump gets impeached or resigns, now Pence is President and they are even more screwed. 

 

What gets overlooked is that if you take away all the media noise over what Trump said or did, objectively, he has actually had a decent start to his presidency.  Stock market hitting new highs.  Unemployment at 10 year lows.  Illegal immigration down over 60%.  He's actually delivering to his base. The media has set expectations so low, if after four years, we have not degenerated into a fascist neo-Nazi dictatorship or started World War III, voters are going perceive that Trump has not nearly been as bad as feared and he could win re-election if the economy holds up, especially if there has been a significant downturn of Islamic terror attacks in the U.S..  The public has been desensitized to scandal and protests and it doesn't help that the Democratic party itself is highly factionalized into competing causes leading to infighting.  Focus on one cause and the others feel slighted.  White liberals now have to straddle the fine line of avoiding "cultural appropriation" and "white privilege."  The Democrats are in far more dire straits than they think.



#6706 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

What gets overlooked is that if you take away all the media noise over what Trump said or did, objectively, he has actually had a decent start to his presidency.  Stock market hitting new highs.  Unemployment at 10 year lows.  Illegal immigration down over 60%.

 

How long will that last when most of those things are caused by Obama-era policies in spite of an openly hostile Congress? The Republicans pledged to undo EVERYTHING he did, and more. You've seen the cabinet, they are either incompetent or doing everything to destroy what makes their respective departments "great". Why would a voucher system work for All American Children, if the data already shows such experiments have been wildly uneven throughout the years? Why would the Housing Secretary do nothing to make housing affordable for the working class? Why is the Interior Secretary letting the splendor of the American countryside go to waste for some oil? What about Rick Perry, who didn't f-ing know his job was to protect the nuclear weapons? And obviously look at the malicious heads of the EPA and Health and Human Services? Both are dedicated to making sure Americans die of neglect through many indirect ways.

 

What a fantastic swamp! But her Fuck ing emails.


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#6707 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:06 PM

This was a commencement speech to the men and women who are supposed to defend our shores:

https://www.theguard...-russia-scandal

 

Nobody has been treated as bad as President Donald Trump.


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#6708 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:04 PM

Slashing $10.6 billion from the education budget will make our kids smarter, and our workforce able to work the best jobs. https://www.washingt...m=.c90afaebf3aa


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#6709 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9071 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:49 AM

Trump is not a mainstream Republican

He pretty much is.  I know the story is that he's not but he hasn't done anything so far in office that I wouldn't expect from any "mainstream Republican" aside from his bumbling incompetence in foreign affairs.  Deregulate, try and kill the ACA, promise big tax breaks for the rich, anti-immigration efforts, etc.  A spat with Ryan over border adjustments doesn't make him somehow special.



#6710 Msut77   Occam's Shank CAGiversary!   6182 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:17 AM

He pretty much is. I know the story is that he's not but he hasn't done anything so far in office that I wouldn't expect from any "mainstream Republican" aside from his bumbling incompetence in foreign affairs. Deregulate, try and kill the ACA, promise big tax breaks for the rich, anti-immigration efforts, etc. A spat with Ryan over border adjustments doesn't make him somehow special.


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#6711 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

I don't think Hillary Clinton has the stamina to be President. http://thehill.com/h...ech-because-hes


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#6712 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1284 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:30 PM

no one could possibly have known how hard presidenting could be



#6713 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:48 AM

#butheremails

http://www.cnbc.com/...apons-deal.html

 

This is even though Saudi Arabia is basically what the Bush Administration told us about how bad Iraq is.


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#6714 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Republicans tooting party line that poor people don't pay taxes, even if their job creating buddies nickle and dime them, and their politicians send them to jail for inability to pay court fees and fines. The President wants $4.1 Trillion in cuts, and if the bill is anything like the AHCA, it will serve to hurt his supporters and many Americans, AND the freedom caucus the GOP loves so much wants to see more cuts. https://apnews.com/3...-domestic-cuts?


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#6715 UncleBob  

Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:40 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...-debt-strategy/

Someone get Paul Kurgman's opinion on this.
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it."

#6716 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   6972 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

That reporter drew first blood by making Gianforte fall on top of him and how dare he ask questions about his job! http://www.foxnews.c...m-reporter.html


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