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Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    You know who's fault this is? Yep, it's the Democrat's fault

    “That said, I still have a problem with people in a private meeting going out and saying what the president said, when they know, like right now, I just heard that the Panamanian ambassador just quit over this,” the wife of Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) continued.

    “I mean, it makes our country look bad,” she elaborated. “I think the Democrats, in this case, should have used some discretion. And even if he did say something like that, not repeat it for the benefit of the country.”

    Almost forgot, Stormy Daniels denies an affair with Trump, though another porn star came forward and says it's true. And there is a rumor Trump has been having an affair with Omarosa.
     
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  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    LOLwut? If she’s concerned about the country looking bad, Trump is the one to look at. Not anyone of any party repeating exactly what he said.

    And London JCers...We have this in common, both of us living in cities with great mayors. Apparently the “White Pendragons” think they’re Barney Fife.

    “It is a pleasure to be here although we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.” [face_rofl]
     
  3. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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  4. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Kentucky is the first state to drastically reduce Medicaid, following Trump's executive action
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...c2ee4b03c4189658d23?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

     
  6. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    You know, these health care cuts will create one giant social crisis in the United States - which will cost billions to repair.

    Well done America.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The “**** you, I’ve got mine” crowd which initiated the health care cuts will just blame poor people for the giant social crisis. Some of them will blame people of color or immigrants too.
     
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  8. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The thing is, they will all end up paying for it when the uninsured land in the ER for their medical needs, which will be cost-shifted to everyone else who CAN pay, thereby driving up the price of care for everyone in the state. It's remarkably short-sighted and stupid, but sadly, par for the course these days vis-a-vis Republican policy overall.

    Kind of like "more access to birth control = less abortions", but we can't have that because OMG women having consequence-free sexz!!
     
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Except the people who live near the rural hospitals that will have to shut down due to Medicaid cuts. [face_dancing]
     
  10. appleseed

    appleseed Force Ghost star 5

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    Really disgusting. Both we and France owe Haiti billions if not more. Thieving scum.

    This country makes me sick.
     
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  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Malfunction from the EAS (Emergency Alert System) just notified Hawaiians of an incoming "ballistic missile attack."

    Does anything work right anymore? I mean, they fixed the boards. But anything else?
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm afraid the EAS isn't in my job description..
     
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, Jesus. If I had been in Hawaii when that warning went off I would have **** myself. Because we're at the place in the world right now where I would not have hesitated at believing it. And that's really sad.
     
  14. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Some of Trump's history of racism:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-s-history-breaking-decorum-remarks-race-ethnicity-n837181


    At a March meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Trump asked the elected officials if they personally knew just one member of his incoming cabinet — Ben Carson — according to two people in the room.

    Carson, the only black member of Trump's Cabinet, had never served in Congress and spent his career as a surgeon. Trump found that surprising that no one said they knew him, the attendees said.

    During that same meeting, a member relayed to Trump that potential welfare cuts would harm her constituents, "not all of whom are black." The president replied: "Really? Then what are they?"
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I guess statistics about far more white people being on welfare could not get in the way of Trump’s racist stereotypes.
     
  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Considering her and her husband are both former Real World cast members (different seasons) and met during a season of Real World/Road Rules challenge, I can't say I'm surprised.

    Steve Bannon expected to testify before House Committee on Tuesday.
     
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  17. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Hey, everyone working is going to get more money in their paycheck!

    ... not because of the tax bill, though. The GOP is getting the IRS to change the withholding amounts, but most people are then going to be getting less back in their refund as well.
    So why do it at all? Because people aren't going to be getting their 2018 tax returns until after the 2018 elections. Expect Fox News to have an endless parade of stories touting the 'increased paychecks'.
     
  18. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    @Juliet316

    Didn't she hook up with the first ever reality TV villain Puck on that season of Real World? That one will always haunt her! God it's really sad to that I remember that (I was in high school back then) and I admit it out loud LOL! Would it be worst to say I meant a few of the cast members back in the day as well via mutual friends?? :eek:

    And Bannon testify before the HC should be a real hoot. I am sure Mueller will be dying to get him under the light as well though Pence so far is not on Bob's radar which I find interesting. Mike was always their Phillip Green figure from Casino, their squeaky clean guy. But who pushed for Mike to be on the running mate even though Trump wanted Chris Christie in the worst way possible? Paul Manafort. I always assume that just like Phllip Green in Casino, their squeaky clean guy wasn't Mr. Clean after all. Perhaps that was just a random thing everything we know about Mike is that he is way too straight laced to get involved with true shannigans like that. He might turn a blind eye to what is going on but to be really involved seems like a scretch perhaps for the choir boy.

    @Ghost

    Trump had no choice to recertified the Iranian deal in place thanks to all the protests there. Had he hadn't then the current regime could make us out to be the boogy man as always and everyone would rally behind them. I also think/hope/prey that Mattis and others around him who can chew bubble gum and walk at the same time explained to him that we have enough issues especially with the Korean peninsula being extremely votaile therefore kicking another hornet's ness in Iran when we don't have to is actually very sound policy. My question is then how long did it take them to explain that to Trump considering it took Paul Ryan 30 minutes to explain how the FISA really works? My guess Secretary Mattis & Co. spent quite a bit of "executive time" explaining that all to Donald.

    And yeah the Medicad thing sucks but I honestly think like most of what Trump has tried will blow it up in his face.

    1. It really only going to effect red states.
    2. Trump is going to lose it when he realizes, surprise most Medicad receipents who can work do. It will be like the whole "voter fraud" fiasco. The narrative will meet reality and he will flip his lid LOL!

    @blackmyron

    The tax cut is nothing more tomfoolery for their rabid red meat eaters. By the time the real cuts kick in, Congress will look rapidly different. It always does.
     
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  19. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    I think I was in middle school when I first watched it. Pedro would be so disappointed in how she's acting now.

    And which RW cast members have you met? *chinhands*
     
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  20. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    @Juliet316

    Not only would Pedro would been disappointed in how she is acting now, Rachel from 1994 would smack her on upside of the head for it too LOL! She always been touted herself as a Republican but it's one thing to be a big Jack Kemp backer (like she was on the show) to now literally losing your soul for Trump. Where it all went wrong? I don't know. I honestly think Joe Biden said it best. It all began the moment Newt got the gavel ironically right when that show took place. Him and along with Rush Limbaugh really began warping a lot of GOP minds back in those days and it's just gotten so so so so so so so so so much worst. Both sides IMHO have gotten really out of control with a lot of stuff but the current GOP is a couple steps away from wanting America in "The Man in the High Castle"....in some ways they are already there.

    And I will PM about it since it's so off topic and pretty sure nobody else will want to hear! [face_laugh]
     
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  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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  22. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The fake incoming ICBM alert will end up being one of the defining stories of life under the Trump administration. Fake news. Real panic. Governments react to Trump arbitrarily shaking up the global order to satisfy his compulsive urges. It's the kind of reality check that Trump voters need. How would you feel if you were told, right now, at this very moment, that an incoming nuke was headed your way? Literally everyone in the state of Hawaii now knows what that feels like.
     
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  23. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I am in Hawaii and imagine waking up at 8:07 AM due to your phone buzzing with a message that this is not a drill and there's a ballistic missile incoming. And in theory a ballistic missile from Asia could be here in 20 minutes. I was ready to grab my wallet and what supplies I could carry and run, although there were a few signs that this was a false alarm (the regular sirens weren't going off, nothing on the Internet about war breaking out, etc.). Right now the local news stations are still reporting on the reactions (details are still emerging, some sort of daily internal test at Civil Defense accidentally leaked out, hence the widespread panic, when the military is supposed to find out first and then tell the civilian emergency agency). Not to mention why it took almost 40 minutes before our phones got a new message that it was a false alarm/mistake (not like most of the local population follow the Civil Defense twitter account which updated faster).

    Living in the Pacific didn't seem quite so dangerous 10 years ago. Now... well, everyone is more jumpy. Tsunami warnings are one thing, at least that's relatively easy to understand (head away from the coastline), ballistic missile, who knows where it would hit. Accidents like this definitely don't help. North Korea is worrisome, and Hawaii is relatively close to it (well, closer than the east coast definitely). Its not like I remember Pearl Harbor, though there's still quite a big naval and marine base on island of course, but I think I've read enough history to know that war should be avoided. Which is why I hate hearing so much bluster when there seems to be so little understanding of the cost and consequences.
     
  24. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Children being put down storm drains because of the false alarm.



    Who wants to bet Trump/Fox News blames Obama for this?
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    What a cluster**** of a mess.