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Senate The US Politics 2.0 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Point Given , Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It keeps getting stranger every week.

    There is another story that surfaced of ***** trying to move around DOJ personnel so the Georgia election could be declared null and void on Jan. 6.

     
  2. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I wonder how much of this will be introduced as evidence during the impeachment trial? Not that it will matter to Republicans, many of who are probably secretly wishing the coup hadn’t failed.
     
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  3. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It was not simply a coup that ended Jan. 6. The coup continued past Jan. 6 and included Mike Lindell, the Pillow Man Inventor and Lin Wood.
     
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  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    We have a black Secretary of Defense!

    Who was on Raytheon's board until like two days ago.

    But don't worry, he said he'd recuse himself from any decisions involving the company. Guess that means he'll be recusing himself from most of his job.
     
  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Plus he needed a waver for the job. We should really stop doing that. That 7 year out of the military is there for a good reason
     
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  6. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Chosen One star 6

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    Katie Porter voted no on the waiver.

    I would like to know what President Biden's reasoning was on picking him. I suppose this might be a result of the Senate being so tight. But there isn't a single former senator he couldn't have chosen?
     
  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    he was tight with beau, i believe.
     
  8. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They served together in Iraq when General Austin was a commanding the XVIII airborne corps and was the second highest ranking officer in Country (behind General Odierno) and Beau was a Major(Army Reserve) in the Army's Judge Advocate General Corps.
     
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  9. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Cindy McCain and the governor of Arizona has been censured by the state GOP. Good job guys
     
  10. LostOnHoth

    LostOnHoth Chosen One star 5

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    But apparently it’s the Democrats who are the “radicals”.
     
  11. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Trump has demonstrated that appointees with civilian-only careers are even more likely to damage democracy than retired flag and general officers, most of whom seem to take their oath to the Constitution seriously. Secretary Mattis was one of the biggest thorns in Trump’s side during his tenure, for example. I agree that we shouldn’t use this waiver too often, but I don’t have many fears about Austin. Even though I think Michelle Flournoy may have been the better pick.
     
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  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Wanna hear someone talk like the Bible reads? Trump is still President and you're all in trouble.

     
  13. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If she was a man, her first name would be Wayne.
     
  14. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Chosen One star 5

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    That lady needs to get laid.
     
  15. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    AND I HAVE PINK HAIR, AND I HAVE A MATCHING MERKIN, AND I AM SHOUTING, AND I AM HORNY AS HELL, AND HELL IS WHERE YOU’RE GOING IF I APPROVE YOU. BUT I DO NOT APPROVE YOU. NOT UNTIL YOU SEND ME MONEY.
     
  16. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Force Ghost star 5

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    Was just reading on FB that the Trumpers are convinced that Trump really is still President.

    Their ....supposed 'proof'.... of this - which I've seen in a few places already with no links whatsoever and is spreading like wildfire - is that the Pentagon is refusing to speak to Biden Admin and won't allow him on any of military bases, that the soldiers turned their backs to Biden as he walked/drove by, that Biden was refused a military plane when coming into DC, that he didn't get the Presidential music on his inauguration but Trump did, he didn't get a 10 gun salute, and that the WH was dark last night. All of this means that the military is still following Trump. Trump is still President. And if they just pray hard enough to Jesus, the military will take over and install Trump as President-Dictator because Evil Socialist Joe Biden is going to destroy the country by next week.
     
  17. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Then don’t read FB
     
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  18. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Force Ghost star 5

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    Nah. It was a good laugh.
     
  19. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    So...basically this is what a person who’s never read the Bible looks like? OK, good to know.....:p
     
  20. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    His being on Raytheon’s board is disappointing but I’m good with Austin. He said he would address white supremacy in the military, which definitely needs to be done, especially given how many current and former military personnel participated in the Capitol insurrection. I imagine his confirmation alone will bring white supremacists out of the woodwork.

    Plus Elizabeth Warren voted to confirm him and overall I trust her judgment.
     
  21. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Chosen One star 5

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    So I didnt listen to the whole thing, but Im reading Madison Cawthorn got owned on CNN, and at the end he had to admit there was no voter fraud. If anyone wants to listen to this whole thing and confirm, go ahead.

     
  22. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Someday that guy will end this planet.
     
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  23. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    It's refreshing to watch a press conference that's....boring? I don't know about you guys.
     
  24. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Through EOs, so far the United States has:
    *reentered Paris climate accords
    *reentered World Health Organization
    *ended the Muslim country travel ban
    *instituted mask mandate and distancing on all federal properties
    *created a Covid response office
    *extended moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and federal student loans, and created one for veterans with debts to the VA
    *cancelled Keystone pipeline
    *allowed diversity training in federal workplaces again, and directed all departments and agencies to evaluate for systemic racism
    *reversed decision to erase immigrants from the census
    *reinforced and broadened court mandate to prevent workplace discrimination on gender identity and sexual orientation
    *protected and reinforced DACA
    *scaled back ICE
    *halted any construction on the wall
    *made new anti-corruption ethics rule
    *begin process to make it easier for people to get stimulus checks
    *increased SNAP benefits by 15%
    *allowed people who refuse to work out of health concerns for themselves or loved ones to receive unemployment benefits
    *mandated all federal workers be paid at least $15/hour
    *mandated all federal workers be provided emergency paid leave
    *restored collective bargaining to federal workers who were stripped of it during Trump years

    Good start, and so much more to do. Especially now we have the Senate back and hung onto the House.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
  25. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm glad to hear that he'll stop bombing poor brown and black people.