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    Cool An OPEN observation from last night

    You can see the Donald Obviously didn't want to be there ...

    ... and it was a Great Time to solicit Campaign Donations.

    President Trump Asks For Contributions To Have Donors’ Names Displayed During State Of The Union Speech

    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...-union-speech/
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    On Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 57 voted as patriots to uphold sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russian Oligarchs.
    45 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 11 Republicans, 1 Couldn't be bothered to vote .... Bernie Sanders.
    42 voted as American Traitors.... all of them Republicans

    Remember this on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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    Trump Channels Hannity and Lou Dobbs, Fearmongers for the Wall




    Much of the Oval Office address echoed usual Trump rhetoric: hyper partisan at points, and dripping with nativism. But in a notable way, Trump blinked.


    In the days before his Oval Office address on Tuesday night, Donald Trump leaned on a number of advisers on how to navigate the government shutdown he’d waged over funding for his border wall. The list included immigration hardliners Fox News host Sean Hannity and Fox Business star Lou Dobbs, both of whom, according to two sources familiar with the conversations, had a clear message for the president: push forward for the wall funding and break the Democrats’ will.

    The president took the counsel of the hardliners. On Tuesday night he claimed that there was a “growing humanitarian” crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border—”a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul”—that required the construction of a physical barrier.

    “Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system,” Trump said at one point, his voice far softer than those thunderous calls for a Mexican-paid-for wall that he’d offered during the dog days of the 2016 presidential campaign. “This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.”

    Much of it echoed usual Trump rhetoric: heavy on fearmongering, hyperpartisan at points, and dripping with nativism. But in a notable way, Trump blinked. Hours before the televised speech, he had been contemplating declaring a national emergency in order to be able to unilaterally divert military funds for the construction of the border wall but that declaration notably didn’t make it into the final address. Trump didn’t even try to link border crossings with terrorism, despite days’ worth of his senior officials attempting to make that dubious connection.

    Still, the speech illustrated both the agency that immigration restrictionists and conservative media figures continue to have within the White House, as well as the insatiable appetite the president appears to have for hyping threats along the southern border—threats that are largely divorced from realities on the ground.


    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...-wall?ref=home
    On Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 57 voted as patriots to uphold sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russian Oligarchs.
    45 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 11 Republicans, 1 Couldn't be bothered to vote .... Bernie Sanders.
    42 voted as American Traitors.... all of them Republicans

    Remember this on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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    so no one responds to your "thread", so you respond to your own thread to try and make it relative

    do you feel just a little stupid?

    true story
    I VOTED FOR THE WHITE GUY THIS TIME

    C̶N̶N̶ SNN.... Shithole News Network

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    so no one responds to your "thread", so you respond to your own thread to try and make it relative

    do you feel just a little stupid?

    true story

    Irony Alert
    On Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 57 voted as patriots to uphold sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russian Oligarchs.
    45 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 11 Republicans, 1 Couldn't be bothered to vote .... Bernie Sanders.
    42 voted as American Traitors.... all of them Republicans

    Remember this on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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    Trump is an incompetent, boorish phony, Bourbon...

    ...but he has his sycophants.

    33% of the country seems ready to lick his ass if he asks it of them.

    Those of us who see him for the abomination he is have to live with the fact that he is, for now, the president...and that he will undoubtedly be remembered by history as the worst of all time.

    Speech, contributions, fuck ups...all are part of this disgusting time in the Republic's history.

    We will survive. We will be damaged...probably seriously damaged...and for a long time because of this horrible moment. We just have to understand that the people actually cheering right now are bat-shit crazy.

    We should be adult enough to pity them.

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    Trump is DEAD without fox "news"


    he was going to call it a national emergency


    then Fox news shit all over the idea


    so he balked


    and had to READ what he had his people write quickly to keep him from making a bigger idiot put of himself


    it was very LOW ENERGY

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Trump is DEAD without fox "news"


    he was going to call it a national emergency


    then Fox news shit all over the idea


    so he balked


    and had to READ what he had his people write quickly to keep him from making a bigger idiot put of himself


    it was very LOW ENERGY

    Even at Fox, there's a couple people who can no longer drink the piss.
    On Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 57 voted as patriots to uphold sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russian Oligarchs.
    45 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 11 Republicans, 1 Couldn't be bothered to vote .... Bernie Sanders.
    42 voted as American Traitors.... all of them Republicans

    Remember this on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Trump is DEAD without fox "news"


    he was going to call it a national emergency


    then Fox news shit all over the idea


    so he balked


    and had to READ what he had his people write quickly to keep him from making a bigger idiot put of himself


    it was very LOW ENERGY
    I was surprised to see that his whine only last nine minutes. I guess that's the limit of his ability to read from a teleprompter and appear presidential.

    Damn, can you imagine if we had an actual national emergency like 9/11? I definitely give W credit for stepping into the job and rising to that occasion. I can't see Toadstool pulling it off, can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon View Post
    You can see the Donald Obviously didn't want to be there ...

    ... and it was a Great Time to solicit Campaign Donations.

    President Trump Asks For Contributions To Have Donors’ Names Displayed During State Of The Union Speech

    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...-union-speech/

    10 MINUTE FULL ON CAMPAIGN AD brought to you by NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, and PBS.

    Thanks for 'playing' America.

    "I respect the office that HE holds and the agencies of government that he appoints to —I think I respect them more than HE does."
    Washington Post, January 3, 2019, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon View Post
    Even at Fox, there's a couple people who can no longer drink the piss.
    fox knows what we know about the Mueller investigation


    Its owned by a wealthy republican

    MONEY comes first for him


    He sees that the republican party is about take that last dose of fentynal


    He knows Fox is going to have the hammer pounded down on them after trump and the Rs go down



    Its for the best of his bank account to see fox assets retain some of their value when he is forced to sell it off after losing his broadcasting license


    FOX 'news" needs to die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    10 MINUTE FULL ON CAMPAIGN AD brought to you by NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, and PBS.

    Thanks for 'playing' America.
    I just wish he had gotten Mexico to pay for it instead of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    so no one responds to your "thread", so you respond to your own thread to try and make it relative

    do you feel just a little stupid?

    true story
    You should consider alcohol rehab.

    Again.

    True story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    I was surprised to see that his whine only last nine minutes. I guess that's the limit of his ability to read from a teleprompter and appear presidential.

    Damn, can you imagine if we had an actual national emergency like 9/11? I definitely give W credit for stepping into the job and rising to that occasion. I can't see Toadstool pulling it off, can you?
    The fundraising emails went out just before he came on. Then, there was another email sent out just after he finished, noting that those 'friends' who hadn't already contributed to 'the wall fund', should do so immediately.

    Said wall fund was really a trump2020 fund.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/trum...ll-fund-2019-1
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    so no one responds to your "thread", so you respond to your own thread to try and make it relative

    do you feel just a little stupid?

    true story
    Shep Smith and Chris Wallace of Fox News fact checked Trump's speech. He lied about everything.

    He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. Thomas Paine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    The fundraising emails went out just before he came on. Then, there was another email sent out just after he finished, noting that those 'friends' who hadn't already contributed to 'the wall fund', should do so immediately.

    Said wall fund was really a trump2020 fund.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/trum...ll-fund-2019-1
    How is that legal?

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